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Category: Aerospace & Defense


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Process

Drop in US Aircraft Sales Drag Down April Durable Goods

May 25, 2018

Via: Industry Week

A sharp drop in sales of U.S. civilian aircraft held down durable goods orders in April, offsetting strong gains in other areas, according to government data released Thursday. Despite the overall decline, the numbers showed some signs of continuing health […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

US Airforce launches additive manufacturing in supply chain initiative

May 23, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The initiative includes industry leaders within additive manufacturing and aerospace, including 3D Systems, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK, and Northrop Grumman. The project, which has reached its third stage, will be overseen by America Makes and led by the University of […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D

Boeing and Assembrix to partner of additive manufacturing project

May 18, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Boeing will use Assembrix’s cloud-based software to secure intellectual property (IP) shared with vendors. The IP will be protected during both design and manufacturing, as Boeing aims to accelerate its 3D printing operations. “Boeing seeks suppliers globally who meet stringent […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Gulfstream to Extend Operating Hours, Add More Capabilities in Beijing

April 16, 2018

Via: ASD News

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that its company-owned service center in Beijing will extend its hours of operation, enhancing its support of operators based in and traveling through the region. During the second quarter of 2018, the facility at Beijing […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA Awards Contract to Build Quieter Supersonic Aircraft

April 5, 2018

Via: ASD News

NASA has taken another step toward re-introducing supersonic flight with the award Tuesday of a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Boeing signs deal with TAL to manufacturer beams for Dreamliners

March 14, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The US-based aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, has announced it partnership with TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a subsidiary of Indian-based Tata Group. The two firms signed a co tract on 14 March to produce advanced composite floor beams for Beoing 787-9/10 Dreamliner models. […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Quality Control

Invert Robotics manufacturing to improve aviation safety

February 23, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

New Zealand based technology company, Invert Robotics, has developed remote-controlled robots designed to aid aviation safety. The firm aims for the machines to significantly improve operations in the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector. The robots utilise suction technology, allowing […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

1st Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Enters Final Assembly

February 21, 2018

Via: ASD News

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission. The timing of final assembly supports the program’s accelerated […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA Is Bringing Back Cold War-Era Atomic Rockets to Get to Mars

February 15, 2018

Via: Industry Week

In the race to land humans on Mars, NASA is blowing the cobwebs off a technology it shelved in the 1970s — nuclear-powered rockets. Last year, NASA partnered with BWXT Nuclear Energy Inc. for an $18.8 million contract to design […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

The launch of Falcon Heavy launches a new precedent for manufacturing

February 9, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

On 6 February, the Falcon Heavy rocket was launched. The rocket was launched by SpaceX from Florida, and stands as the largest in the world, in regards to payload. The rocket is capable of lifting up to 63,800kg into Low […]