Aviation & Aerospace

Astronics Corporation Revises Fourth Quarter Results in Response to Expected Bankruptcy Liquidation of Eclipse

On February 12, 2009, Astronics reported its fourth quarter and full year 2008 results, which included a $7.5 million, or $0.46 per share, charge related to Eclipse. The charge was comprised of $1.0 million for accounts receivable and $6.5 million for inventory and equipment. At the time, the Company had $1.0 million of accounts receivable …

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BAE Systems Receives First Direct Contract for Tensylon(R) Armor Panels

BAE Systems has received a contract from the U.S. Army to supply Tensylon(R) composite armor panels for the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) vehicles. HET vehicles transport, deploy, recover and evacuate combat-loaded main battle tanks and other heavy tracked and wheeled vehicles to and from the battlefield. Tensylon(R) is a state-of-the-art material developed exclusively by BAE …

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Photo Release — Northrop Grumman Employees Receive Awards for Outstanding Accomplishments

Photos accompanying this release are available at: media.globenewswire.com/noc/ The council recognized the following for most distinguished achievements: “Northrop Grumman is proud of these outstanding employees,” said Gary Ervin, president of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. “These technical professionals help make our company shine with their impressive backgrounds and achievements in various programs within the aerospace industry. …

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Research and Markets: Operation Report on Chinas Construction Machinery Industry, 2009

The major infrastructure construction projects related to Chinese mechanic engineering industry are the investments of highway, railway, urban public transport, water conservancy, water transport and aviation etc, in which directly drive the purchase of mechanic engineer are real estate, mining industry and infrastructure construction. It is predicted that the impact of 4000 billion investments on …

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Applications Still Being Accepted for Statewide Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program

“Northrop Grumman is passionate about encouraging young people to consider an engineering-related career field, and this program is one of a number of educational outreach efforts intended to help stimulate more student interest in math and science,” said James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector. Individual scholarships …

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TriQuint Supports Northrop Grumman in Multi-Nation F-35 / JSF Program

TriQuint has fabricated, tested and delivered power amplifiers, other gallium arsenide (GaAs) devices and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters for this multi-role, multi-national aircraft’s phased array radar system. These products support Northrop’s role in developing radar and other systems for the JSF. TriQuint’s devices are manufactured in a continually evolving portfolio of leading-edge technologies. The …

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PPG Aerospace Basecoat/Clearcoat System Saves Weight and Time, Adds Life

Airplanes are traditionally painted with two coats of the same pigmented topcoat. With PPG’s basecoat/clearcoat system, the first coating applied has a significantly higher amount of pigment than in one topcoat of a conventional two-coat system. The system’s second coat is clear, providing gloss, smoothness and better durability. According to Alan Schoeder, PPG Aerospace commercial …

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Innodata Isogen Reports Second Straight Year of Record Revenue; Strong Sequential Increase in Revenue and Earnings in the Fourth Quarter of 2008

The company reported net income of $5,607,000, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2008, up from net income of $1,108,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2008, and up from $2,232,000, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2007. Earnings for the fourth quarter …

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StandardAero Continues to Deliver C-130J Propulsion Support

StandardAero participated in the tender as a member of the Australian Aerospace-led team that includes Lockheed Martin. StandardAero will work closely with the Air Force, Defence Material Organization, Australian Aerospace and Lockheed Martin to ensure a seamless transition and ongoing delivery of sustainment services. The C-130J propulsion system includes the Lockheed Martin Quick Engine Change …

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Triumph Group Announces Acquisition of Saygrove Defence & Aerospace Group, Ltd.

Saygrove, which is located in Buckley, U.K., designs and builds proprietary advanced control products for flight actuation and motor control applications in all-electric aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAVs”). Their range of products includes all-electric solutions, fully integrated electro-mechanical systems, multi-channel electronic controllers, motor/gearbox combinations, and a range of sensors. Richard C. Ill, Triumph’s President …

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Photo Release — Northrop Grumman Names R. David Carlton Vice President and Sector Counsel

A photo accompanying this release is available at: media.globenewswire.com/noc/ Carlton most recently served as assistant general counsel and associate sector counsel for Technical Services. Previously, he served in the company’s Electronic Systems sector as counsel to its Naval & Marine Systems and C4ISR & Space Sensors divisions and provided legal support to the sector’s finance …

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Photo Release — Northrop Grumman Scales New Heights in Electric Laser Power, Achieves 100 Kilowatts From a Solid-State Laser

A photo accompanying this release is available at media.globenewswire.com/noc/ The company claimed ownership of this record by completing the final demonstration milestone of the U.S. military’s Joint High Power Solid State Laser (JHPSSL) program, Phase 3. The achievements included turn-on time of less than one second and continuous operating time of five minutes, with very …

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Oxford University: Sabre”s CO2 Calculator the Most Detailed in Existence

Oxford University has tipped its hat at Sabre Holding’s air emissions carbon calculator calling it: “the most detailed aviation carbon calculator in existence” according to a comparative report completed by the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford entitled “Calculating the Carbon Dioxide Emissions Of Flights.” The carbon calculator powers four CO2 reports available …

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Veteran Astronaut Joins Wyle Business Development Staff in Houston

In addition to Parazyinski’s extensive space flight experience, he is a commercial, multiengine and instrumented-rated pilot, a licensed physician, entrepreneur and mountaineer. He has scaled major mountains in the Alaska Range, the Cascades, the Rockies and the Andes and this spring, Parazynski will return to Everest with the intention of summiting the world’s highest peak. …

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BAE Systems Selected to Participate in U.S. Army”s $17.5 Billion Simulation and Training Program

BAE Systems has been selected to participate in the U.S. Army’s omnibus contract to provide equipment to the service’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. As one of the companies selected to support the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, BAE Systems’ U.S. Combat Systems business will compete for task orders covered by the omnibus …

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Update: Transportation Safety Board of Canada Investigation Into Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S92-A Crash

GATINEAU, QUEBEC — (Marketwire) — 03/24/09 — Following the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s (TSB) March 20th discovery of a broken main gearbox filter bowl assembly mounting stud on the Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S92-A, more than half of the Sikorsky S92-A helicopters worldwide have had the defective studs replaced. The remaining studs are expected to …

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RFMD(R) Selected to Supply High Performance Cellular Switches to Leading Smartphone Manufacturer

that the Company has been selected by a leading manufacturer of smartphones to supply its high performance RF1450 single-pole 4-throw (SP4T) switch into an upcoming multi-featured CDMA smartphone device. RFMD’s RF1450 will operate as the antenna switch in the CDMA smartphone and was selected over a competing part due to its robust performance and superior …

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Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Carnival Corp, Carnival plc, Actel Corporation, QuickLogic and GameStop Corp.

The company reported first quarter results that exceeded Street estimates yesterday. However, Carnival lowered its full-year outlook as pressures from the economic recession continue to impact the company’s business. Aeroflex has licensed QuickLogic’s antifuse technology, but has been unsuccessful in its attempt to significantly penetrate the aerospace market. Actel’s expertise, the limited competition, and its …

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Spain”s IKERLAN-IK4 Utilizes BigLever”s Software Product Line Framework for the Development of Innovative Alternative Energy Technologies

“At IKERLAN-IK4, our goal is to bring new levels of creativity and innovation to the development of processes, technologies and products for a wide range of industrial clients. With BigLever’s SPL solution, we are exploring advanced, yet pragmatic, new approaches for allowing our clients to efficiently create, evolve and maintain their product lines,” said Salvador …

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Aonix Teams with RTI on Data Distribution for Secure Systems

Aonix(R), the provider of the PERC(R) product line for embedded and real-time Java(TM) developers, announced that it is partnering with Real-Time Innovations (RTI) to provide integrated standards-based data distribution services to PERC Ultra for the Wind River Systems VxWorks MILS platform. The companies have also formed a partnering agreement paving the way to jointly market …

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Air Force Awards Optomec Project to Eliminate Solder in Electronics and Reduce E-Waste

Optomec announced today that the company, along with a major Aerospace OEM, was awarded a project to eliminate solder from the manufacture of electronics. The $300,000 proof of concept project is structured as a one-year feasibility study. Follow-on awards are anticipated based on initial project results. The main goal of the Solder Free project is …

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New Router Bit Catalog Offerings From Onsrud Cutter

LIBERTYVILLE, IL — (Marketwire) — 04/01/09 — Onsrud Cutter LP, a leading U.S.manufacturer of high end cutting tools, has released two new catalogs. TheProduction Routing Tools (OC-08) catalog contains the industry’s largestoffering of drilling and cutting tools targeted at the CNC routingindustry. The products can be used for everything from plastic machiningand metal fabrication to …

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Photo Release — Northrop Grummans Irwin F. Edenzon Named to Board for Special Olympics Mississippi

A photo accompanying this release is available at: media.globenewswire.com/noc/ “We’re pleased and excited to not only have Irwin’s involvement on the board, but also his service as a champion for acceptance and inclusion,” said Denton Gibbes, Special Olympics Mississippi board chairman. “From our conversations, it is obvious this is a personal commitment on his part.” …

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