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French President François Hollande inaugurates new Safran/Albany production plant in eastern France
French President François Hollande inaugurates new Safran/Albany production plant in eastern France
11/24/2014 11:27:00 AM
François Hollande, President of France, Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran, and Joseph G. Morone, President and CEO of Albany International Corp., today inaugurated a new production plant in Commercy, eastern France, within the scope of the industrial partnership between Safran and Albany. Opened in May 2014, the plant makes parts for new-generation aircraft …
Call for Media: ESA’s GOCE mission continues serving Earth science
11/21/2014 9:25:48 AM
Media are invited to a press briefing on the scientific results that continue to come from ESA’s gravity mission. At the opening of the 5th International GOCE User Workshop on 25 November at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, experts will discuss the mission’s contribution to our knowledge of ocean circulation, solid earth physics, upper atmosphere and geodesy. …
Air Canada renews radio support agreement with Rockwell Collins
11/19/2014 10:31:44 AM
Rockwell Collins announced today that Air Canada has signed a three-year contract to renew the company’s ARINC Managed Services (AMS) radio support services agreement for the airline’s ground handling operation in Canada. Through its AMS offering, Rockwell Collins provides 24x7 on-site technical support for the UHF ground-to-ground communication system and radio equipment used …
Thales to deliver innovative training solutions for Australian Defence Force helicopter pilots
Thales to deliver innovative training solutions for Australian Defence Force helicopter pilots
11/18/2014 9:06:09 AM
The next generation of Australia’s Army and Navy helicopter pilots will be trained using three Thales full flight simulators and a suite of other synthetic training devices. These will be supplied to prime contractor Boeing Defence Australia under the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) programme. Thales will provide three EC135 Reality H Full Flight Simulators …
Canadian Department of National Defence Awards Harris Corporation C$180 Million Tactical Radio Contract
11/17/2014 11:32:03 AM
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a 4-year, C$180 million ceiling, single-award IDIQ contract to supply the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with Harris Falcon III® tactical radios. The contract was awarded during the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Under National Individual Standing Offer (NISO), Harris will supply secure tactical radio systems including the …
Disston Company expands product offerings of Fastening, Driving and Screwdriving Bits with acquisition of CTL Factory
Disston Company expands product offerings of Fastening, Driving and Screwdriving Bits with acquisition of CTL Factory
11/14/2014 4:06:04 PM
Disston™, the global manufacturer of a wide range of power tool accessory products for DIY, contractor and industrial markets, announced earlier this month the expansion of their product line by 184 items to include fastening, driving and screwdriving products. Making this possible is the purchase of CTL Factory, a 50,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Panyu, China. The …
M7 Group Contracts Additional Ses Capacity For HD Broadcasting At 23.5 Degrees East For Czech Republic And Slovakia
11/14/2014 12:23:41 PM
SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that Luxembourg-based satellite television provider M7 Group has contracted additional capacity and extended an existing capacity contract at ASTRA 23.5 degrees East. M7 Group will be utilising the additional capacity to further expand the HD channel offering of Skylink, the M7-owned …
Ahlstrom launches Ahlstrom AceBlade(TM) Carbon, a cost-effective solution for manufacturing wind turbine blades
11/13/2014 4:48:05 PM
Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, launches today Ahlstrom AceBladeTM Carbon, a new product for the wind energy market. AceBladeTM Carbon is a patent pending, unidirectional carbon fiber reinforcement with superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties. The product addresses the market need for  longer and lighter blades. The …
Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae probe lands on comet
Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae probe lands on comet
11/12/2014 1:17:14 PM
ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved. After a tense wait during the seven-hour descent to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT (17:03 CET). The confirmation was relayed via the …
Bombardier and China’s SPDB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. Sign MOU on Financing Cooperation
11/11/2014 11:31:57 AM
Bombardier Inc. announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s SPDB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. (“SPDBFL”) which clears the way for SPDBFL to provide advance payment financing, delivery financing and leasing solutions to Bombardier customers acquiring Q-Series , CRJ Series and CSeries commercial aircraft, as well as Learjet , …
Cessna sees uptick in Caravan interest among Asia-Pacific operators during first year of joint venture with CAIGA
Cessna sees uptick in Caravan interest among Asia-Pacific operators during first year of joint venture with CAIGA
11/11/2014 9:53:21 AM
Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today called the first year of operations at Cessna-AVIC Aircraft (Shijiazhuang) Co., Ltd. a success. The joint venture between Cessna and China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company (CAIGA) assembles and delivers Caravan utility turboprop aircraft for the Chinese market. …
Rockwell Collins to showcase newest offerings for flight deck and cabin at Airshow China 2014
Rockwell Collins to showcase newest offerings for flight deck and cabin at Airshow China 2014
11/10/2014 10:05:20 AM
At Airshow China 2014, Rockwell Collins will be demonstrating its commitment to growing the Chinese aviation industry by announcing new airline wins and showcasing its latest offering for the flight deck and cabin. Press information: Nov. 12 - Rockwell Collins press briefing providing the latest updates on the company’s investment in China, strategic relationships and …
Sierra Nevada Corporation to Present Progress on Evaluating Dream Chaser® Landing at Public Use Airports
Sierra Nevada Corporation to Present Progress on Evaluating Dream Chaser® Landing at Public Use Airports
11/6/2014 9:25:27 AM
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems and partner organization RS&H, Inc., presented findings regarding the challenges and opportunities of landing the Dream Chaser ® reusable spacecraft at public-use airports during the Space Traffic Management Conference at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Daytona Beach, Florida, campus. The Dream Chaser …
Rockwell Collins introduces new features to ARINCDirect Flight Operations System
11/6/2014 9:16:08 AM
Rockwell Collins today introduced new features in the company’s ARINCDirectSM Flight Operations System (FOS®) that further enhance efficiency for schedulers, dispatchers and pilots. The new ARINCDirect FOS software is now available for download from  www.flightmanager.com .  With the updated software, ARINCDirect FOS customers who are also flight planning and data link …
Inmarsat helps fans follow legendary sailor’s transatlantic adventure
Inmarsat helps fans follow legendary sailor’s transatlantic adventure
11/3/2014 12:20:36 PM
Sailing fans are experiencing life at sea with legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston as he competes in the Route du Rhum transatlantic race. Sir Robin – the first man to sail around the globe single-handed 45 years ago – set off on the 3,500 mile (5,600 km) race from St Malo, France to the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe yesterday (November 2). Leading up to the two-week race, …
The Virgin Galactic Crash - Heroes of Exploration
11/2/2014 10:46:49 AM
In the wake of the shock surrounding the Virgin Galactic crash, many are speculating whether the costs and risks of privatizing space flight are justified.  Others assert that this is not a valid reaction to the tragedy. The deceased Virgin Galactic test pilot joins 24 other highly-qualified individuals who have died in space-related accidents in the history of U.S. space …
Sagem’s BlueNaute® navigation system chosen by Norwegian Coast Guard
10/30/2014 10:11:12 AM
Sagem (Safran), a world leader in navigation systems and equipment, has won the contract from the Norwegian Coast Guard, part of the Royal Norwegian Navy, to modernize the navigation system on six Coast Guard vessels. Norway’s Nornen class patrol vessels and the KV Harstad patrol boat will all be fitted with Sagem’s new Blue Naute ® attitude and heading reference system. …
Davron Wins Contract for Batch Curing Ovens for Aerospace Company
Davron Wins Contract for Batch Curing Ovens for Aerospace Company
10/29/2014 11:59:07 AM
Davron Technologies, Inc. has been selected by a leading aerospace company to design and manufacture three batch curing ovens that will be used to cure a coating applied to honeycomb cores that are used in the construction of airplanes. The customer chose Davron because of the industrial oven solutions provider’s experience building ovens for the aerospace industry and the …
TWI Attends USACE Middle East District Industry Day
TWI Attends USACE Middle East District Industry Day
10/28/2014 4:36:07 PM
TWI recently attended the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Middle East District Industry Day. Held 16 October at the Harry J. Byrd School of Business of Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, the event attracted international construction and services companies to highlight upcoming projects throughout the Middle East. In addition, the event provided a unique …
Bombardier Congratulates Flybe on the Launch of Q400 Aircraft Operations from London City Airport
Bombardier Congratulates Flybe on the Launch of Q400 Aircraft Operations from London City Airport
10/27/2014 1:18:52 PM
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today congratulates Flybe on the launch of the airline’s London City Airport operations. Flybe will utilize its fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft to siginificantly boost connectivity between Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Inverness, Exeter and the heart of London.  “Flybe is a valued, long-time Bombardier customer and today marks a significant …