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Category: Aerospace & Defense


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

F-35’s First Crash Was Caused by Manufacturing Defect, GAO Says

May 13, 2019

Via: Industry Week

The crash of a U.S. Marine Corps F-35 that temporarily grounded the entire fleet of next-generation jets in 2018 was caused by a manufacturing defect in a fuel tube made by a United Technologies subcontractor, according to congressional investigators. The […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Top Boeing 737 Max Supplier Rushes to Answer Production U-Turn

May 2, 2019

Via: Industry Week

The largest supplier for the Boeing Co.’s 737 Max had been revving up to jump to a record production pace in June for the single-aisle jet. Instead, Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. is rushing to preserve cash, manage a mountain of […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Airbus Earnings Jump on Higher Output of Rival to Boeing Max

April 30, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Airbus SE earnings surged in the first quarter as the European planemaker churned out higher numbers of the A320 narrow-body jet that’s the biggest global rival to Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max. The company delivered 126 A320s, a model that […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Viasat, China Satcom Partner to Bring In-Flight Connectivity Service to Airlines over China

April 24, 2019

Via: ASD News

China In-Flight Connectivity Technology Conference: ICT 2019 — Viasat Inc.(NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, and China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. (China Satcom), today announced an agreement for a strategic partnership to jointly provide in-flight connectivity (IFC) services within China […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NGC Successfully Launches 11th Cargo Delivery Mission to the ISS for NASA

April 18, 2019

Via: ASD News

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) successfully launched its Antares TM rocket carrying a Cygnus TM spacecraft today at 4:46 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. The launch marks […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Airbus confirms order of almost 300 jets from China in deal worth billions

March 26, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

With an agreement to acquire the A320 and A350 XWB aircrafts signed following a visit by Chinese President, Xi Jinping, trip to Paris, the order is thought to be a package of deals completed during Mr Xi’s trip to Europe. […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Arianespace’s Vega success with PRISMA

March 22, 2019

Via: ASD News

Arianespace’s Vega success with PRISMA in numbers: 3 + 14 + 308 = 600! Arianespace’s third mission of 2019 – which marked the Vega rocket’s 14th consecutive success – orbited the Italian PRISMA Earth observation satellite tonight, bringing the total […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Boeing Had Too Much Sway in Vetting Own Jets, FAA Was Told

March 18, 2019

Via: Industry Week

FAA employees warned as early as seven years ago that Boeing Co. had too much sway over safety approvals of new aircraft, prompting an investigation by Department of Transportation auditors who confirmed the agency hadn’t done enough to “hold Boeing […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Boeing Crisis Grows as 737 Max Blocked From Singapore, Australia

March 12, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Boeing Co. is facing a growing crisis of confidence over its 737 Max jet, as airlines and regulators from Singapore to Australia move to ground or block the plane following two deadly crashes in five months. A day after U.S. […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Vietjet and Bamboo Airways sign lucrative deals following the United States – North Korea Summit

February 28, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The airline is set to acquire 100 new 737 MAX airplanes worth US$12.7bn, while Bamboo Airways will gain 10 787-9 Dreamliners from Boeing, totalling close to $3bn. The move forms part of Bamboo’s long-term growth strategy and plans to provide […]