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NASA Awards $621 Million Contract to Aerospace Corp.

The Aerospace Corp. has won a $621 million contract from NASA that will be paid to the company over the next nine years. The contract was given to the company for engineering, evaluation, and testing support. Under this new contract for the NASA-wide Specialized Engineering, Evaluation and Test Services (NSEETS) program, Aerospace Corp. will lend support including staff, advanced systems ...

U.S. Air Force Building “Digital Hangar” For Lifecycle Management Of Aerospace Systems

The U.S. Air Force has a brand new hangar under construction at their Wright-Patterson base in Ohio. This new facility isn’t made of concrete and steel, it’s made up of digital ones and zeroes. The Digital Hangar is a concept that was created by Dr. Rick Graves, a design and analysis branch aerospace research engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory. This new technology is a visual ...

Manufacturing In Space

NASA has awarded a $73.7 million contract to a company named Made In Space, to demonstrate their ability to assemble spacecraft and spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. Scheduled to launch in 2022, Made In Space’s Archinaut One will ride a Rocket Lab Electron rocket ship from New Zealand into a low-Earth orbit. Once it reaches the correct altitude, Archinaut One will begin 3D printing a ...

Virgin Galactic Will Be The First Publicly Traded Spaceflight Company

Billionaire Richard Branson knows it’s going to take a lot of capital to get tourists into space. To make his dream of space tourism a reality he’s taking his company Virgin Galactic public. After he abandoned talks with Saudi investors last year in the wake of the murder of journalist Jamal Kashoggi, Branson made the decision to take the company public to raise the necessary funds. The ...

Regional Airline Commits To World’s First Commercial Electric Plane

The Paris Airshow, the largest aerospace event in the industry, was held last week. When looking at the numbers, the amount of electric planes there amounted to a sideshow. More than 400 planes were sold totally $15 billion dollars as airlines around the world try to compensate for the growing demand for air travel. Although plenty of attention was drawn by Cape Air’s order of the first ...

Airbus Wants A Shot At Boeing’s Business

Airbus has an ax to grind with Boeing. Despite walking away from the Paris Airshow with an estimated $44 billion in deals, besting Boeing by nearly $10 billion, the multinational aerospace manufacturer has made it clear that they are not happy they did not have an opportunity to bid for business with British Airways owner IAG SA. Boeing and IAG announced an agreement for 200 of Boeing’s 737 Max ...

United Technologies and Raytheon Announce Merger

In one of the largest corporate mergers this year, United Technologies and Raytheon have announced that they have agreed to what they called a “merger of equals”. In the announcement made this past Sunday, June 9th, both companies agreed to an all-stock deal that would give United Technologies shareholders a 57% ownership stake in the new company. The new company, which will be called ...

China’s Biggest Airlines Demand Compensation From Boeing

Boeing is facing compensation claims from three of China’s biggest airlines, which have all grounded dozens of 737 Max jetliners since the Ethiopian Airlines crash that led to the death of all 157 passengers back in March. Air China, China Eastern, and China Southern, which are all controlled by the state, said Wednesday (5/22/19) that they have all asked for payouts from Boeing, confirming ...

Long-Time NASA Supplier Honored

ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS HERITAGE U.S. REP. LOU CORREA COMMEMORATES SANTA ANA-BASED MANUFACTURER AND SUPPLIER TO NASA’S SPACE SHUTTLE, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AND COMMERCIAL AVIATION INDUSTRY More than 60 years of business in OC’s manufacturing landscape, weathering bull and bear markets in vital domestic industries. Santa Ana, Calif. – U.S. Rep. Lou Correa toured the 70,000 ...

Swedish Aircraft Manufacturer To Build New Factory In Indiana

Global defense and security company Saab has announced plans to build a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in West Lafayette, Indiana. The new plant will manufacture a substantial portion of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation T-X jet trainer. “This is a historic moment for Saab,” said President & CEO of Saab, Håkan Buskhe. “After careful consideration, we have chosen ...