Aerospace

July 29, 2008 - 7:12am

Marshall Aerospace, in response to what it described as “the changing nature of the corporate market,” has restructured its corporate aviation activity by “ceasing work on Gulfstream and Bombardier aircraft types to concentrate fully on Cessna Citation maintenance and support.” The UK-based facility had been a partner with Bombardier in doing green aircraft interior completion work on the Canadian company’s Global Express.

July 16, 2008 - 10:18am

Executives from Cobham, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Saab and Thales are establishing an ethics strategy on the basis of existing European and U.S. regimes and have agreed to lobby the next U.S. Administration.

July 16, 2008 - 10:11am

Switzerland’s Ruag has acquired Saab’s space business (Saab Space, based in Gothenburg), including its subsidiary, Austrian Aerospace, for 335 million Swedish Krona ($56 million) and additional consideration based on future performance. Saab said that it has “not been able to achieve sufficient synergies with other operations within Saab,” although the division was “well managed and profitable.”

July 16, 2008 - 5:00am

HCL Technologies, a $4.9 billion company that in three decades has grown from a garage-based start-up (Hindustan Computing) into India’s fifth largest IT company, has been selected by EADS as a tier One partner to support the activities

July 16, 2008 - 4:44am

GE Aviation and Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) have signed an agreement to cooperate in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), engine material services, aircraft support and engine and accessories repairs. The two companies also signed a 10-year repair license agreement, in which GE will give ST Aerospace access to OEM and technical data and assistance.

July 16, 2008 - 4:40am

Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC), an aerospace and defense association that supports 1,200 related companies in southern England, has opened new offices in New Delhi and Mumbai. The moves follow the success achieved in the UAE, where member companies have been operating from offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai since 2007. FAC acts as a facilitator for business between large global primes and supply chains.

July 15, 2008 - 11:44am

In its effort to catch up with fast-growing neighbor Dubai as an aerospace hub, Abu Dhabi companies announced several key developments here at the Farnborough show yesterday. The deals will launch tier one aerospace manufacturing in the Arabian Gulf, and significantly expand local maintenance, repair and overhaul capability.

July 15, 2008 - 10:33am

Bombardier Aerospace yesterday signed a contract with China’s Shenyang Aircraft Corp. (SAC) to supply the center fuselages for the newly launched C-Series family of single-aisle airliners.

The contract between Bombardier and SAC is an integral part of the relationship with the state-owned aviation-industrial entity China Aviation Industry Corp. (AVIC I), of which SAC is a subsidiary.

July 15, 2008 - 10:24am

The National Research Council of Canada signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with EADS last month to cooperate on aerospace research and technology development.

July 15, 2008 - 9:03am

Russian titanium manufacturer VSMPO-AVISMA (Hall 3 Stand B30) has signed a framework agreement covering the supply of titanium products to Airbus and other EADS divisions that could be worth as much as $4 billion through 2020.

 
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