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USA Aerospace Manufacturing

The aerospace industry is shifting more manufacturing investment to the United States after a decade in which production jobs in the sector flowed to China and other emerging economies, according to a new study. Consultancy ICF International analyzed more than 2,000 investment transactions made since 2000, and found 28 manufacturing investments in the United States from 2012 to 2013, ...

Machinists Challenge Gov Opposition, Move Closer to Unionizing Boeing’s South Carolina Plant

Boeing's largest union filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board Monday  to unionize 2,400 workers at the company's airplane factory in South Carolina, setting the stage for a clash between the two sides in the strongly anti-union state. South Carolina's government is strongly anti-union, so expect serious opposition from S.C. Governor Nikki Haley, and from Boeing itself ...

20,000 3D Printed Parts Are Currently Used on Boeing Aircraft as Patent Filing Reveals Further Plans

Two quick ways to gauge the growth of additive manufacturing within our society are to look at the number of related patent filings, as well as the number of fortune 500 companies who are putting the technology to use. The number of patent applications related to 3D printing has soared over the past decade by over 800%, while the number of granted patents has also risen substantially. At the same ...

Composite plane life cycle assessment shows lighter planes are the future

A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets, according to new research. The study, by the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and University College London, is the first to carry out a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) of a composite plane, ...

Bombardier Completes First Flight Of 135-160-Seat CS300

In a sign of the increasing maturity of Bombardier’s CSeries airliner, the first test aircraft for the stretched, 135-seat CS300 variant flew for about 5 hours on its first flight from Mirabel, near Montreal, on Feb. 27. Flight test vehicle (FTV) 7 is the fifth CSeries to fly. Four test aircraft for the initial 110-seat CS100 version have logged more than 1,000 hours since the CSeries ...

Two Component Flame Retardant Epoxy Developed for Aerospace Industry

Developed primarily for specialty aviation applications, Master Bond EP90FR-V is a two part epoxy system that passes the vertical burn test portion of the FAR standard 14 CFR 25.853(a) for flame retardancy. This enables it to be used in aviation applications including interior panels, door frame lining and floor/door assemblies. EP90FR-V has a convenient one to one mix ratio by weight and ...

Interview with Mike Hawes Lockheed Martin vice president and Orion program manager, and Chair of AIA’s Space Council

ExecutiveReport A Quarterly Digest from the Aerospace Industries Association 4th Quarter 2014 Orion Hits the Target MTessage Time to End the Gridlock throughout AIA’s Second to None Campaign, we’ve pointed out the folly of locking our nation’s security and R&D policy in a fiscal vise for a decade, regardless of the circumstances we face. When the ...