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UTC announces changes to aerospace leadership, organizational structure

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United Technologies Corp. announced Jan. 15 it will streamline its aerospace organization and leadership structure to provide greater focus on serving customers. Alain Bellemare, president and CEO of UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, has elected to leave the company at the end of the month. He will continue to serve as a consultant to UTC….

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Army researchers gather to discuss aviation initiatives

Posted January 16, 2015 by T'Jae Ellis

Army researchers and engineers are gathering at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Jan. 14-16, to discuss research initiatives and focus on closing technology gaps on futuristic aviation-sustainment concepts that could forever change Army aviation – from air-vehicle design to usage and maintenance and real-time mission planning. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has partnered with the…

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Northrop Grumman names VP, general manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies

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Northrop Grumman has named Thomas H. Jones, vice president and general manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies, for the company’s Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately.     In this new position, Jones will have executive responsibility for all AC&T strategic planning, activities and operations, including advanced architectures and advanced technologies. He will also oversee the shaping of…

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Boeing names new Commercial Airplane Program, Site leaders

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Boeing announced Jan. 13 a number of leadership changes to the 737 and 767 commercial airplane programs, as well as the Renton, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C., sites. Beverly Wyse is named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Scott Campbell replaces Wyse as vice president and general manager of the 737 program…

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Single Predator B amasses 20,000 flight hours

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced Jan. 12 that a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, signifying the highest flight time of any Predator B. The milestone was achieved while performing a 17-hour combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on Dec. 23. GA-ASI…

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Kratos awarded contract for MBRAT VIE Chinook avionics training systems

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced Jan. 12 that the U.S. Army has purchased two of Kratos’ Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainer Virtual Immersive Environment training systems with the CH-47F Chinook Avionics configuration. The order is valued at approximately $1.4 million, including life cycle support services for the next four years. The work will…

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Boeing to provide additional torpedo defense systems for U.S. Navy ships

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Boeing, through its Argon ST subsidiary, will provide the U.S. Navy with five additional AN/SLQ-25C surface ship torpedo defense systems, continuing more than two decades of helping protect ships and sailors around the world. Known as “Nixie”, the system lures torpedoes away from intended targets by mimicking a ship’s acoustic signature. It is currently installed…

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LMI Aerospace announces new Aerostructures organizational structure, leadership positions

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LMI Aerospace, Inc., a leading aerostructures and engineering services provider to the commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace, announced Jan. 12 the establishment of a new organizational structure and three new leadership positions within its Aerostructures segment. As part of the company’s revised strategy announced in November 2014, the Aerostructures segment has organized its…

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Boeing, Embraer open joint aviation biofuel research center

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SÃO JOSÉ DOS CAMPOS, Brazil – Boeing and Embraer Jan. 14 opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in a collaborative effort to further establish the aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. At the Boeing-Embraer Joint Research Center in the São José dos Campos Technology Park, the companies will coordinate and co-fund research with Brazilian…

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Latest Raytheon AESA radar soars in flight test

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A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including: extended detection ranges simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mapping industry leading reliability “We put our latest AESA radar capability to the test…

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