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2010-05-07
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Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter have joined forces to develop and demonstrate a new rugged, high-capacity unmanned aerial system based on the four-blade, single-engine Bell 407 helicopter. First flight of the new Fire-X medium-range vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) is expected by the end of 2010.
2010-05-27
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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has been awarded a contract for expanded support of Lockheed Martin's Space Systems' development of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor is the Structure) airship powered by a regenerative fuel cell (RFC).
2009-09-30
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The U.S. Air Force awarded Environmental Tectonics Corp.'s (ETC) Training Services Group a contract, valued at more than $35 million, to provide a high-performance training and research human centrifuge.
2010-02-05
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Russia's Irkut Corp. and Aviapribor selected Goodrich Corp. to design, develop, and produce primary and secondary flight-control actuation systems for all variants of the MC-21 single-aisle commercial aircraft.
2009-12-10
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Honeywell is building a technology center in Gurgaon, India, to expand its global research capabilities in refining, petrochemical, and other technologies to better serve customers in the region. The company will invest $34 million to establish the 400,000-ft² center at an existing Honeywell-owned property.
2008-08-12
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Vision Systems International (VSI) has been awarded an initial contract of more than $17 million from Boeing for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) in 145 F-15E Strike Eagles. The contract includes dual-seat capable JHMCS hardware and pilot equipment including helmets and visors.
2008-06-30
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Orbital Sciences Corp. and Aerojet recently conducted a test firing of the jettison motor, a key component of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for NASA’s Orion next-generation human spaceflight program. This successful firing marked the first full-scale rocket propulsion test for the Orion program.
2008-07-10
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NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) have unveiled a new vertical test stand at ATK’s facility in Promontory, UT, that will be used to test-fire the full-scale abort motor for the launch-abort system of the Orion crew exploration vehicle.
2008-06-30
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Purdue University engineers have been using an on-site wind tunnel to conduct experiments aimed at yielding critical data for the design of the X-51A test vehicle.
2008-06-30
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The GE/Rolls-Royce fighter engine team has completed a high-altitude afterburner testing program at the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in Tennessee, including common exhaust hardware for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
2008-06-30
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Testing is under way at the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center’s (AEDC) National Full-scale Aerodynamics complex (NFAC) on a full-scale helicopter rotor system for a U.S. DOD customer. This marks the first test at the wind-tunnel complex at Moffett Field, CA, since it was reactivated to full operational capability.
2008-06-30
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To accelerate its processes for ground vibration testing, EADS-CASA recently implemented LMS Test.Lab, a complete software solution for test-based engineering combining high-speed multi-channel data acquisition with a suite of integrated testing, analysis, and report generation tools.
2008-06-30
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Boeing recently broke ground on a new EA-18G Growler Support Center at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA, that will provide technical and logistics support for the U.S. Navy’s premier airborne electronic attack aircraft.
2008-06-30
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Airbus selected Rockwell Collins to provide the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA) for the new A350 XWB (extra-wide body) aircraft. The THSA optimizes aerodynamics, responding to complex computations to trim the pitch of the aircraft during flight.
2008-06-30
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Honeywell signed a $1 billion contract with AirTran Airways to supply avionics on new aircraft and provide maintenance on AirTran’s entire fleet through the year 2030. The company will supply AirTran with its full avionics portfolio for new aircraft—up to 150 Boeing 737s.
2008-01-17
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At November’s Dubai Airshow, Qatar AirwaysQatar Petroleum, Qatar Fuel, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Shell, and the Qatar Science and Technology Park signed an agreement to research the feasibility and potential benefits of using gas-to-liquid synthetic jet fuels in aviation engines.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney issued a contract to Volvo Aero to reduce the weight of the turbine exhaust case (TEC) for the GP7000 engine that powers the Airbus A380. As part of the agreement, Volvo Aero will assume responsibility for manufacturing and product support for the TEC during the engine’s lifetime.
2008-06-30
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The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory issued a contract to GE-Aviation to develop technology for the Highly Efficient Embedded Turbine Engine (HEETE) program focused on enhancing the endurance and range of next-generation mobility and unmanned applications.
2008-01-17
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Sikorsky selected Eaton to design, develop, and supply the integrated fuel system for its new military heavy-lift helicopter, the CH-53K. Eaton was also recently issued a contract for the hydraulic power generation system and fluid conveyance package.
2008-06-30
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To help develop superior defense technology for India’s military forces, Raytheon has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with five major Indian companies: Wipro, Bharat Electronics, Larsen & Toubro, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing, and Data Patterns (India).
2009-07-20
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Goodrich Corp. has opened a new 50,000-ft² facility in China’s Tianjin Airport Industrial Park to support nacelle and thrust reverser original equipment as well as maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) activities.
2009-07-17
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NASA selected Orbital Sciences Corp. to design, manufacture, integrate, and test a new low-Earth orbit space science satellite that will study X-ray polarization in space. Under the $40 million contract, Orbital will provide the spacecraft bus and conduct mission operations for the Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC) Gravity and Extreme Magnetism (GEMS) mission.
2009-07-17
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General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products and Elbit Systems of America LLC formed a new company, UAS Dynamics LLC, to provide unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to the U.S. Department of Defense and other potential U.S. government customers through programs such as the U.S.
2009-07-17
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The U.S. Air Force awarded Honeywell a contract with a potential value of up to $70 million for the development of new technologies for gas turbine engines. Funding will begin immediately and will be used to support technology development activity for the Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engine (VAATE) program, a collaborative effort between the U.S.
2009-07-20
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Airbus signed an agreement with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency for cooperative research activities in the field of composite materials. This agreement marks the first research cooperation between Airbus and a Japanese aerospace agency.
2009-07-17
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Eaton Corp. and Russian Helicopters, JSC, formed a business alliance for parts assembly in Russia. Eaton will assist Russian Helicopters in setting up a hose assembly facility at the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant in Moscow.
2009-07-17
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Boeing has agreed to acquire the business and operations conducted by Vought Aircraft Industries at its North Charleston, SC, facility, where Vought performs fabrication and assembly of structures and systems installation of 787 Dreamliner aft fuselage sections, which are made primarily of composite materials.
2009-07-17
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The European Space Agency (ESA) signed a €20 million contract rider with the Joint Propulsion Team, composed of Avio SpA, Astrium GmbH, and Snecma, for the development of the future cryogenic-liquid engine demonstrator for the European Next Generation Launcher first stage, the High Thrust Engine Demonstrator.
2009-07-17
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The Tata Group and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. signed an agreement for Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TASL) to manufacture Sikorsky S-92 helicopter cabins in India. The first cabin is scheduled for delivery in late 2010 from a greenfield facility that TASL will construct at Hyderabad in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
2009-07-17
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Pratt & Whitney has established a strategic partnership with Ohio State University focused on engineering research in the field of power transmission and gear technology for aviation engines. P&W will work with OSU on fundamental and applied research initiatives that support the design and development of more efficient and environmentally friendly gas turbine engines.
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