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Boeing Makes Good on $100 Million Pledge

Boeing is making good on their pledge to spend $100 million on workforce development programs. In an announcement on June 4th the aerospace and technology giant stated that they are partnering with Degreed.com to provide employees access to online education, certification and degree programs. The first program to launch will educate Boeing's staff on digital literacy, which Boeing states is ...

College Receives $2.6M Grant to Help Bridge the Skills Gap in Aerospace, Manufacturing Jobs

As part of the Job Growth Grant Fund for Florida, Governor Rick Scott announced funding of more than $10 million for colleges in the state to improve their facilities to better prepare students for careers in aerospace and manufacturing. One of the main beneficiaries of the grant was Eastern Florida State College located in Brevard county which received $2.6 million to train students for jobs in ...

Lockheed Martin Receives $828 Million US Army Contract for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System

Bethesda, MD based Lockheed Martin received an $828 million contract with the U.S. Army. The “not-to-exceed” contract is for the production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (abbreviated as GMLRS) Alternative Warhead rockets, GMLRS Unitary rockets, Reduce Range Practice rockets and other related support equipment. The equipment is slated for use by the U.S. military for combat and ...

Aerospace Industry Growing, Struggling to Find Workers

As the aerospace industry in the US enjoys a surge in business, manufacturers are struggling to meet demand due to a severe shortage of qualified workers. Results of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) 2018 member survey paints a grim picture of the future with more than 80% of those who responded indicating difficulty finding qualified technicians. Connecticut, a long-time hub ...

Boeing Sets Guinness Record for the most-produced commercial jet aircraft

An official for Guinness World Records, Michael Empric confirmed that Boeing had set a world record in the aerospace sector for manufacturing the largest number of commercially used jet airplanes of a particular model after Boeing announced that it had completed the production of the 10,000th 737 model aircraft in March 2018. The Guinness official said that he was impressed by the speed at which ...

Air Force One Negotiations Continue: Cost Still a Concern

Negotiations surrounding the new multibillion-dollar contract for two new Air Force One airplanes took a step forward last week. President Trump met with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at the White House on Tuesday, February 20th to help the stagnant negotiations between the Air Force and aerospace manufacturer progress. Back in 2016, now President Trump took to Twitter stating he would cancel ...

These Amazing Robots Revolutionize The Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Sector

Robotics continue to offer industrial sectors amazing capabilities and have the potential to dramatically increase efficiency. Invert Robotics, a New Zealand based robotics company, is ready to put one of their innovative robotics to use to help improve aviation safety while also creating a more efficient Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector. These remote-controlled robots could have a ...

High Hopes For Boeing’s Latest Drone

The future continues to look bright for drone technology and recent breakthroughs point to a more noticeable impact on the modern manufacturing industry. Boeing recently unveiled a massive drone, capable of hauling 500 pounds into the air. Named “unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo vehicle (CAV) prototype,” that mouthful of a name may be reaching into the realm of a ...

Collaboration Takes Manufacturing Forward: Boeing and Mitsubishi Team Up

Collaboration in the modern manufacturing industry continues to prove itself time and time again. Businesses coming together to accomplish a goal or innovate a process have had amazing results and the trend continues to become more popular. Recently the world saw two unlikely companies partner up to revolutionize IoT applications for manufacturers and now two more manufacturing leaders are ready ...

Airbus Makes a “Questionable” Move on Boeing Rivalry

Airbus recently secured a deal right over the U.S. border, placing another point on their board against its high-stakes rivalry with fellow aerospace manufacturer, Boeing. The aerospace manufacturer was able to reach a no cost deal with Canadian based manufacturer, Bombardier, sending Airbus’s shares soaring. The deal also boosted both Airbus and Bombardier's prospects in Asia and is set to ...