Aerospace Industry

News and issues concerning aerospace companies, including formations, acquisitions, mergers and financials; and announcements of significant aircraft sales, delivery statistics and personnel appointments.

July 22, 2014 - 2:35pm

Bombardier Aerospace recently completed a non-temperature-restricted bleedless auxiliary power unit starting test, following a 10-hour cold soak at -40 degrees F and using a starter/generation system and lithium-ion battery system. The Safran Microturbo e-APU system included a starter generator and power electronics from Thales and a Saft Li-ion battery system. The prototype equipment was designed for business jets, Bombardier said. The tests were conducted at the Safran Turbomeca cold-chamber facility in Pau, France.

July 17, 2014 - 8:42am

A commitment today for 12 A330neos and eight A330s from Russia’s Transaero gave Airbus its sixth customer for the re-engined widebody, launched with a memorandum of understanding from Air Lease Corporation for 25 units on the first day of the show. It also concluded a sales rally by Airbus that resulted in the company winning business worth $75 billion, making this the most commercially successful Farnborough show in its history.

July 17, 2014 - 7:40am

The Irkut MC-21 program, which is developing a family of single-aisle airliners, is on track to meet its current development schedule, according to officials of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC, Chalet B10 and Hall 1 Stand E8), at the Farnborough Airshow.

Among milestones reached and planned are assembly of the first MC-21 starting late this year or early 2015; first flight at the end of 2015 or early 2016; and entry into service in late 2017.

July 17, 2014 - 7:30am

Parker Aerospace is here at FIA 2014 (Hall 4 Stand A18) highlighting a variety of technology developments and improvements in its customer support provisions.

July 17, 2014 - 7:10am

U.S.-based ITT Corporation (Hall 4 Stand A11) is showcasing the expanding aerospace portfolio of its Aerospace Controls, Cannon, and Enidine divisions here at the Farnborough Airshow, highlighted by the debut of new valves, actuators and vibration control technologies.

July 17, 2014 - 6:55am

Troy, Michigan-based AGM Aerospace is launching an international supply chain collaborative here at FIA 2014. The collaborative is designed to bring Tier 1 through 5 suppliers together to “collaborate on a new methodology,” according to AGM director of aerospace Gavin Brown, “to take the cost out of the cost, using the aggregate demand model.”

The plan is to share information on a cloud-based platform to facilitate digital manufacturing. This will include engineering, modeling, simulation, production and delivery of finished components.

July 17, 2014 - 6:37am

Safety system specialist Aero Sekur of Aprilia, Italy comes to the Farnborough Airshow on the heels of signing a licensed teaming agreement with U.S.-based aerospace supplier Bullerdick GSE. Here at the airshow Aero Sekur is introducing a new lightweight flexible fuel tank while highlighting recent successes in its space projects.

July 17, 2014 - 6:37am

Safety system specialist Aero Sekur of Aprilia, Italy comes to the Farnborough Airshow on the heels of signing a licensed teaming agreement with U.S.-based aerospace supplier Bullerdick GSE. Here at the airshow Aero Sekur is introducing a new lightweight flexible fuel tank while highlighting recent successes in its space projects.

July 17, 2014 - 6:15am

The Nasmyth Group (Hall 4 Stand A7), a UK-based supplier of global engineering services, announced here at the Farnborough Airshow it has amalgamated three of its businesses under the banner of Nasmyth Technologies.

July 17, 2014 - 5:40am

Noranco announced here at the Farnborough Airshow the signing of a 10-year contract extension and new parts award under which it will continue supplying complex components and assemblies to UTC Aerospace Systems’ Oakville, Ontario facility in Canada.

Based is Woodridge, Ontario, Noranco (Hall 4 Stand C17-19, Chalet B30) manufactures aero engine components and landing gear, and offers ancillary services including parts design, prototyping, high precision machining and sheet metal fabrication.

 
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