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Boeing In Conflict With President Trump: Iran Deal At Stake

Boeing Co. lands their second jetliner sale with Iran since the Shah era and it could lead to tensions with the current administration. The $3 billion deal has the potential to offer major economic boost for the manufacturer as airline sales slow around the world. A contract of this size could lead to new jobs in the United States but the fact that the planes will be heading to Iran has some in ...

SpaceX’s Reusable Falcon 9: One Giant Leap For Mankind

Some are calling it the next “Wright Brothers moment”, other’s are excited about the money it will save, but one thing is for sure Elon Musk is betting big with SpaceX’s reusable rocket. The Falcon 9 is scheduled to take off Thursday, 3/30/2017 and it will be first time Space Explorations Technologies will reuse the 14-story tall rocket booster. The mission is to ferry a communications ...

Aviation 17: Soaring Toward a Better Aerospace Industry

Today, Thursday March 2nd, marks the beginning of the US Chamber of Commerce’s annual Aviation Summit in Washington D.C. The event is taking place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, runs from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. ET, and features some of the leading names in the Aerospace industry. One of the highlights of this years conference is a downlink with NASA astronauts currently living and working on ...

Lockheed Martin: On The Quest For A Quiet Supersonic Jet

Supersonic passenger jets are soon to be flying above our heads once again thanks to NASA and Lockheed Martin’s work on Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) X-Plane. This jet is currently seeing its first wind tunnel tests at NASA’s Glenn Research center in Cleveland. Lockheed was chosen last March by NASA to build a manned demonstrator aircraft that would make supersonic air travel quiet ...

CMCs and the Modern Aerospace Industry: General Electric Takes a LEAP Forward

General Electric Aviation is working on developing a ‘blueprint’ to help improve the production of industrialized ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). CMCs are a breakthrough materials technology, utilized in manufacturing of jet engines. The amazing thing about this material is that they can be made as strong as metal but are much lighter while also being able to withstand much higher tempera...

GE Aviation Invests $4.3 Billion in American Manufacturing

Engineers at GE are hard at work on the company’s new GE9X jet engine. This behemoth of an engine is being developed for Boeing’s next generation passenger jet, the 777x. GE boasts that the engine itself is more powerful than the first manned space rocket and wider than the body of the 737. At this point the company is taking steps to start building specific components using additive manufa...

3 Industrial Industries Ready To Be Transformed By 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing or more commonly known as 3D printing is having a huge impact on nearly every industrial sector. Businesses are excited about its potential but the technology is still in its early stages when it comes to end-use products or components. However, the industries where it is already applicable, its redefining how products are manufactured. Below, we will dive into the three ...

NASA: Starting the New Year with a Blast

NASA is starting off the new year by testing a brand new combustion chamber for the development of their 3D printed engine. They will be ending 2016 with a fiery blast, in hopes of a successful step forward. NASA has been hard at work on putting together a complete 3D printed engine for years now and every new component brings them closer to perfecting this revolutionary technology. The ...

Trump Talks Aerospace Military Contracts With Boeing and Lockheed Martin CEO’s

On Wednesday president-elect Donald Trump met with both chief executives of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., two of the nation’s largest defense contractors. Two weeks prior, Donald Trump publicly shared his disapproval about the cost of some military contracts. Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing’s CEO and Lockheed’s, Marillyn Hewson, meeting took place at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida ...

Aerospace Technology: NASA Successfully Tests New Engine

As time moves forward there is an increased demand for products and services that are more efficient and cost effective. One industry that is constantly striving to make these kinds of technologies available is the aerospace industry. NASA is an extremely important part of these innovations and has officially announced the successful test of a brand new jet engine design that could revolutionize ...