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Bombardier must find the ‘right buyer’ for Northern Ireland operations


7 May 2019


After Bombardier announced that its operations in Northern Ireland were to be put up for sale, a junior government minister in the UK has said that the business must be sold to “the right buyer”.


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Universal Avionics partners with AerSale on A320 EFVS solution


30 April 2019


Universal Avionics is partnering with AerSale, Inc to develop an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for the ClearVision™ enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) on the Airbus A320 aircraft. 


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Lockheed Martin inaugurates F-16 production line in Greenville, South Carolina


24 April 2019


Lockheed Martin has moved tooling and equipment from Fort Worth, Texas, and installed it in a newly-refurbished hangar in Greenville, South Carolina


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Collins Aerospace unveils plans for The Grid — a new advanced electric power systems lab 


9 April 2019


Collins Aerospace Systems has revealed plans for The Grid - the most advanced electric power systems lab in the industry. 


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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg addresses the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 preliminary report 


8 April 2019


Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg gives a personal response to the preliminary report of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident investigation. We have the full text of his speech here.


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Sumitomo announces alliance with Bell in air mobility industry 


5 April 2019


Sumitomo Corporation has announced an alliance with Bell, the Fort Worth, Texas-based provider of vertical lift aircraft and one of the leading companies in the up-and-coming air mobility industry. 


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Collins Aerospace breaks ground on new propeller centre of excellence in Figeac, France


28 March 2019


Collins Aerospace has broken ground on a new propeller centre of excellence at its legacy Ratier facility in Figeac, France. 

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TransDigm completes acquisition of Esterline Technologies


20 March 2019


TransDigm Group has successfully completed the acquisition of Esterline Technologies Corporation, a supplier of products to the global aerospace and defense industry. 


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Winnipeg Richardson International Airport unveils first autonomous airport snowplough


18 March 2019


Winnipeg Richardson International Airport has introduced 'Otto', the first autonomous airport snowplough in North America. 


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Hexcel and Arkema to open a joint R&D laboratory


13 March 2019


Hexcel and Arkema are to open a joint research and development laboratory in Les Avenières, France in April.



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Heli-One receives STC approval for Universal Avionics flight deck upgrade for S-76B VVIP


6 March 2019


Universal Avionics authorized dealer, Heli-One, has received supplemental type certificate (STC) approval from Transport Canada and the Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation for its Sikorsky S-76 VVIP helicopter flight deck upgrade.


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Teijin to expand carbon fibre business with Renegade acquisition


4 March 2019


Teijin Limited has agreed to acquire Renegade Materials Corporation, a North American supplier of heat-resistant thermoset prepreg for the aerospace industry.


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Boeing-Embraer partnership receives shareholder approval


1 March 2019


The proposed strategic partnership between Boeing and Embraer announced last year has been approved by Embraer's shareholders at an extraordinary general shareholders' meeting held at the company's headquarters in Brazil.


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Rolls-Royce successfully tests UltraFan component


26 February 2019


Engineers at Rolls-Royce in Derby, UK, have successfully tested a key component of the UltraFan engine design.

For the first time, all composite elements of the Advanced Low Pressure System (ALPS), including fan blades, a fan case and annulus fillers, were tested together on a donor engine.


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Magellan Aerospace opens manufacturing and assembly plant in India 


20 February 2019


Magellan Aerospace Corporation has officially opened a manufacturing and assembly facility in India, on a seven acre site in Hitech Defence and Aerospace Park in Devanahalli, near the Bangalore International Airport. 


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Bombardier to acquire Global 7500 aircraft wing program from Triumph Group


28 January 2019


Bombardier has agreed to acquire the Global 7500 wing program from Triumph Group, strengthening its aerostructures’ manufacturing capabilities and securing the production ramp-up of its flagship business jet. 


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Honeywell and Pipistrel to collaborate on urban air mobility


25 January 2019


Honeywell and Pipistrel have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore and develop solutions for the urban air mobility market. 


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Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight


24 January 2019


Boeing has successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. 


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