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Latest News

Pratt & Whitney to invest in West Palm Beach facility

 

25 May 2018

 

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp, is to invest
up to $100 million in its existing West Palm Beach facility.

 

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Allegiant takes delivery of its first American made Airbus A320

 

24 May 2018

 

Allegiant has welcomed its first US-produced A320 aircraft from the Airbus
US Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. 

 

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JetSuite signs up for Zunum’s electric plane

 

21 May 2018

 

Charter operator JetSuite has agreed to become the launch customer for a 12-seater
hybrid-electric aircraft being developed by Seattle-based Zunum Aero. 

 

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Sikorsky starts delivery of CH-53 King Stallion heavy lift helicopters to the US Marine Corps

 

17 May 2018

 

Sikorsky has delivered the first of an expected 200 CH-53 King Stallion helicopters
to the US Marine Corps. 

 

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Raytheon breaks ground on Ontario International Airport hangar

 

14 May 2018

 

Raytheon Company and the Ontario International Airport Authority broke ground Friday
on a hangar that will house Raytheon's flying test bed platform.

 

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Aleris to supply aluminium to Boeing

 

8 May 2018

 

Boeing has signed a multi-year contract with Aleris for the supply of aluminium
plate and sheet. 

 

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Spirit AeroSystems to acquire EU-based supplier Asco Industries

 

4 May 2018

 

Spirit AeroSystems has agreed to acquire SRIF, the parent company of Asco Industries,
for $650 million in cash. 

 

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Jet Aviation completes acquisition of Hawker Pacific

 

3 May 2018

 

Jet Aviation has completed its acquisition of Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of civil MRO,
fleet and FBO services, and aircraft sales across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. 

 

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Boeing to acquire aerospace parts distributor KLX Inc

 

2 May 2018

 

To enhance its growing services business, Boeing has agreed to acquire aerospace parts distributor
KLX Inc for $4.25 billion in an all-cash transaction.

 

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Lockheed Martin opens new facility in Florida to support F-35 production 

 

1 May 2018

 

Lockheed Martin has formally opened a new manufacturing facility in Pinellas Park, Florida
to support the increasing F-35 production rate. 

 

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Deloitte predicts sustained growth for aerospace and defence sector

 

27 April 2018

 

The global aerospace and defence industry is expected to experience significant growth in 2018,
according to Deloitte Global's 2018 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook.

 

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Gulfstream to expand service facilities in Savannah

 

24 April 2018

 

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp is to build a new service centre at Savannah/Hilton Head
International Airport in response to its growing customer fleet's needs for maintenance and service. 

 

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Magellan Aerospace secures Airbus A330 wing rib contract

 

20 April 2018

 

Magellan Aerospace has secured a 5-year agreement with Airbus to supply wing ribs
for the A330 aircraft. 

 

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Government of Canada invests in aerospace sector

 

17 April 2018

 

The Government of Canada is investing in Canada's aerospace sector to advance innovation and
create well-paying middle-class jobs.

 

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Pratt & Whitney grows geared turbofan engine repair network

 

16 April 2018

 

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp, is to develop a global network of providers
who maintain its PW1100G-JM geared turbofan (GTF) engine.

 

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Government of Canada investing in safety at local airports

 

12 April 2018

 

The Government of Canada has announced a program to invest in safety at a number of local airports
across the country.

 

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Safran Nacelles provides life support for Interjet and WOW air

 

11 April 2018

 

At the MRO Americas 2018 exhibition in Orlando, Florida, Safran Nacelles has signed five year
agreements with Mexican airline Interjet and Icelandic carrier WOW air, to provide repair services
and spares pool resources for engine nacelles on the airlines’ Airbus A320neo-series jetliners.

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Spirit AeroSystems opens fabrication centre of excellence at McAlester, Oklahoma

 

6 April 2018

 

Spirit AeroSystems has officially opened its second centre of excellence for the fabrication of
complex commercial and military aircraft parts. 

 

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Aviation Technical Services acquires American Cooler Service

 

5 April 2018

 

Aviation Technical Services (ATS) has acquired American Cooler Service (ACS) Inc., a company that
specializes in heat exchangers, fuel systems, pneumatics, and electromechanical components. 

 

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AeroCision to become part of Bromford Industries

 

4 April 2018

 

AeroCision, a Connecticut-based supplier of engine components and assemblies for the global
aerospace industry, has been acquired by private equity firm Liberty Hall Capital Partners.

 

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NASA appoints Lockheed Martin Skunk Works to build passenger X-plane

 

3 April 2018

 

NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin Skunk Works a contract to design, build and flight test
the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator, an X-plane designed to revive the commercial viability of
supersonic passenger air travel.

 

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Godrej Aerospace launches centre of excellence in Mumbai

 

29 March 2018

 

Godrej Aerospace, a unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, has opened a centre of excellence in Mumbai, India, to enhance its manufacturing capabilities in the aero engine industry.

 

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Qantas makes first direct flight from Perth to London

 

26 March 2018

 

The first scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK touched down Sunday morning at
London's Heathrow Airport. 

 

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Hexcel opens new manufacturing facility in Casablanca

 

23 March 2018

 

Advanced composite materials manufacturer Hexcel has officially opened a new $20 million
state-of-the art manufacturing facility at the MidParc Free Trade Zone in Casablanca.

 

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TransDigm to acquire Extant Aerospace

 

20 March 2018

 

TransDigm Group is to acquire Extant Components Group Holdings, a supplier of proprietary
electronics and electromechanical products for the aerospace and defence markets . . .

 

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Esterline sells Kirkhill elastomer business to TransDigm Group​

 

15 March 2018

 

Esterline Corporation has completed the sale of its Kirkhill engineered elastomer business to
TransDigm Group for $50 million.

 

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LORD Corporation wins biggest contract in company's 94-year history

 

9 March 2018

 

LORD Corporation has been chosen to develop and manufacture the auto throttle module for
Boeing's 737 MAX. 

 

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Leonardo celebrates orders at HELI-EXPO 2018 

 

2 March 2018

 

Leonardo enjoyed a busy few days at HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas, taking orders for 17 helicopters
valued at almost €140 million for several customers in various countries and for a range of commercial
and public service applications. 

 

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