Executive Insights

CARIC

Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada launches

MONTRÉAL, Québec, 22 April 2014. The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC), an initiative of Industry Canada and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), has launched to serve as a national research and technology network that unites stakeholders from industry, universities, colleges, and research institutions to advance strategic aerospace technology areas and facilitate collaborative research and development.

Global commercial aircraft sector grew 8.9 percent in 2013; record production expected to continue, says Deloitte

Global commercial aircraft sector grew 8.9 percent in 2013; record production expected to continue, says Deloitte

NEW YORK, 15 April 2014. Global commercial aircraft manufacturers grew their revenues by 8.9 percent in 2013, according to information from 100 global aerospace companies, Deloitte analysts say.

TriQuint RFMD

High-level executive provides insight into TriQuint-RFMD merger into $2B company

EXECUTIVE Q&A: TriQuint and RFMD have merged to form a new company (name to be announced) with combined revenue of more than $2 billion, serving the defense/aerospace, network infrastructure, and mobile device communities. A senior manager talks specifically about infrastructure and defense.

JBT Corp. to deliver more than $7 million in gate equipment to North American airport

JBT Corp. to deliver more than $7 million in gate equipment to North American airport

CHICAGO, 8 April 2014. JBT Corp.’s (NYSE:JBT) JBT AeroTech business won a contract valued at more than $7 million to supply gate equipment at an unnamed North American international airport. 

space

Hosted payloads are a necessity to save money, combat threats, says U.S. Air Force SMC Col. Beidleman

LONG BEACH, Calif., 5 April 2014. Hosted payloads are a necessity, affirms Colonel Scott Beidleman, director, development planning, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), U.S. Air Force, during the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Hosted payloads: Opportunity exists for commercial and military collaboration, questions and concerns remain

Hosted payloads: Opportunity exists for commercial and military collaboration, questions and concerns remain

LONG BEACH, Calif., 3 April 2014. “We are at an inflection point, and have opportunity now,” says Skot Butler, vice president, satellite networks & space services at Intelsat General Corp. “Technology advances, mounting government pressures, emerging new launch access, and more present the opportunity to have a meaningful new dialog about a national space architecture that benefits us all.”

NDIA urges collaboration between industry and government for aerospace missions

NDIA urges collaboration between industry and government for aerospace missions

LONG BEACH, Calif., 3 April 2014. Hosted payloads are a key method of government cost savings related to aerospace, describes Jeanne Innis Olson, board member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and client sales executive for the Air Force at HP Enterprise Services, at the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Boeing’s Simpson: Commercial technologies and approaches, hosted payloads can reduce cost of access to space

Boeing’s Simpson: Commercial technologies and approaches, hosted payloads can reduce cost of access to space

LONG BEACH, Calif., 2 April 2014. When TSAT was cancelled in 2009, the recommendation was to leverage commercial and leverage TSAT technologies to build next-generation aerospace systems and platforms, describes Jim Simpson, president, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Space and Intelligence Systems, The Boeing Company during a talk at the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Interoperable components with standardized interfaces key to future aerospace systems

Interoperable components with standardized interfaces key to future aerospace systems

LONG BEACH, Calif., 2 April 2014. U.S. Government officials seek interoperable components that support a variety of [satellite] buses, providing an easy, standardized interface, to build satellites more efficiently and competitively, describes Bernard “Bernie” F. Collins II, senior advisor, office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Government, at the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

Aerospace companies face competitive and congestive threats, as well as budget pressures

Aerospace companies face competitive and congestive threats, as well as budget pressures

LONG BEACH, Calif., 2 April 2014. “While operating on all cylinders, [aerospace and defense] developers are facing new challenges – competitive and congestive threats in space and back on Earth very real budget pressures,” recognizes Mark Calassa, vice president of protected communications systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

Sikorsky Aircraft to pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations it overcharged Army for Black Hawk helicopter spare parts

Sikorsky Aircraft to pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations it overcharged Army for Black Hawk helicopter spare parts

WASHINGTON, 2 April 2014. Officials at helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn., have agreed to settle a suit brought by U.S. government representatives alleging that the company charged inflated prices for spare parts used to maintain the U.S. Army’s current fleet of Black Hawk military helicopters. Sikorsky, part of United Technologies Corp., will pay $3.5 million, federal prosecutors say.

space

Aerospace technology providers work to advance electronics, lower costs to drive more launches

LONG BEACH, Calif., 1 April 2014. Cargo and crew space transportation is “not an ‘economies of scale’ type of business. We’re looking at building 30 or 40 of something,” which doesn’t lend to lower costs for electronic components and subsystems, materials, and so on,” explains Arianespace President Clay Mowry during the keynote panel session at the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

GE Aviation

GE Aviation partners with educators in Indiana for research, talent recruitment

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., 1 April 2014. GE Aviation worked closely with key educators and officials at the state of Indiana to secure a location for the company’s new jet engine assembly factory in Lafayette, Ind.

ifec

Commercial aircraft cabin interior market continues steady global growth

DALLAS, 31 March 2014. The total commercial aircraft cabin interior market is expected to reach $17,194.9 million in 2019, according to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Aviation test equipment market to reach $7.15 billion by 2020

DALLAS, 28 March 2014. The global aviation test equipment market—including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and power solutions—will reach $7.15 billion by 2020, according to Yajan Dua, research associate, Aerospace and Defense business unit at MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

International airline industry and air traffic to expand in 2014

International airline industry and air traffic to expand in 2014

NEW YORK, 19 March 2014. The airline industry, and with it, air traffic, is expected to increase in 2014, with Asia and Latin America representing the fastest growing markets, according to Tony Diaz, president of CIT Aerospace at CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT).

L-3 realigns business segments to drive growth, create value

L-3 realigns business segments to drive growth, create value

NEW YORK, 19 March 2014. L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) has reorganized its business segments to better align its organizational structure with customer priorities and increase operational efficiencies, officials say.

OIS-AeroSpace serves growing Indian aerospace market as Gemelli, Italy OEM delivering noise reduction technologies for aircraft

HYDERABAD, India, 15 March 2014. OIS AeroSpace (OIS-AS), now the Gemelli, Italy OEM in India, is delivering Gemelli noise control and self-protecting technologies and communication products across the civilian and military aviation sectors within India.


Boeing selects Harris Corp. antennas for Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite

Boeing selects Harris Corp. antennas for Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite

MELBOURNE, Fla., 14 March 2014. Boeing engineers needed reliable Ka-band antennas for their work on the fourth Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite, part of Inmarsat’s $1.6 billion investment in the Global Xpress globally available, high-bandwidth, Ka-band network delivered by a single operator. They found their solution at Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, in Melbourne, Fla.

The conference and exhibition on the future of air traffic management (ATM) welcomed aviation and ATM professionals from 4-6 March 2014 at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid.

Air traffic management professionals gather at World ATM Congress from CANSO and ATCA

World ATM Congress, the conference and exhibition on the future of air traffic management (ATM) from CANSO and ATCA, welcomed aviation and ATM professionals from 4-6 March 2014 at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid.