Category: Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Boeing’s Humans Step In After Robots Fumble 777 Jet Assembly

November 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Score one for the humans. After four years of trial and error, Boeing Co. is dumping one of its most ambitious forays into automation: the robots that build two main fuselage sections for its 777 jetliners and an upgraded version […]

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

Swiss Grounds Airbus A220 Planes After Finding Engine Fault

October 15, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Swiss airline grounded its fleet of Airbus SE A220 jets after the latest incident with Pratt & Whitney engines forced a London-Geneva flight to land in Paris. Lufthansa’s Swiss unit, the world’s biggest operator of the narrow-body […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Porsche and Boeing partner on electric flying vehicle

October 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Porsche and U.S. planemaker Boeing are working to develop a concept electric flying vehicle capable of transporting people in urban settings. Porsche and other automakers are aiming to build flying cars that can be used as taxis and for ride-sharing […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA Takes Delivery of 1st All-Electric Experimental Aircraft

October 8, 2019

Via: ASD News

The first all-electric configuration of NASA’s X-57 Maxwell now is at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. The X-57, NASA’s first all-electric experimental aircraft, or X-plane – and the first crewed X-plane in two decades – was […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Uber makes JFK airport helicopter taxis available to all users

October 3, 2019

Via: Reuters

The company announced its Uber Copter offer on Thursday, saying flights to and from Lower Manhattan will become available to all Uber users on Oct. 3. Uber made the feature available to its premium members in June. The roughly eight-minute […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Approved to Enter Production

September 25, 2019

Via: ASD News

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program achieved a Milestone C decision from the U.S. Air Force, which moves the program into low rate initial production. The Combat Rescue Helicopter will perform critical […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

SNC Selects ULA for Dream Chaser Spacecraft Launches

August 15, 2019

Via: ASD News

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) as the launch vehicle provider for the Dream Chaser® spacecraft’s six NASA missions […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Collins Aerospace, ILC Dover unveil Next Generation Space Suit system prototype for future missions

July 29, 2019

Via: ASD News

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), joined with ILC Dover today to unveil a Next Generation Space Suit system prototype designed for future missions. The unveiling took place at a United Technologies event on Capitol […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Boeing May Halt 737 Output If Max Grounding Drags On

July 25, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Boeing Co. warned it will consider slowing or even temporarily halting production of the 737 Max, the company’s most important jetliner, if a global flying ban drags on longer than anticipated. The planemaker’s best estimate is that it will submit […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Airbus OneWeb joint venture OneWeb Satellites opens first high-volume satellite facility

July 24, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

OneWeb Satellites’s new facility is located in Exploration Park, Florida, a space leased by NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Occupying 105,500 sq ft, the factory has two production lines capable of producing the 150 kg spacecraft. In the company’s press release, […]