Aerospace Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Apr 22, 2021
General warns of Chinese space prototype; U.S. Army wants FVL upgrades; Singapore’s new operational tanker; and T-7 aft fuselage arrives.
Apr 21, 2021
While Ariane 6 is overcoming the last technical hurdles, reusability demonstration programs are making progress.
Apr 19, 2021
Long-sought changes have the potential to turn Spirit’s 20th-century-style factories into marvels of digitally driven lean manufacturing.
Apr 15, 2021
Startup ABL’s launcher is well-sized for Lockheed’s new satellite bus.
Apr 15, 2021
With the end of government support in the offing, French lobbying group GIFAS frets about a transition period for small suppliers.
Apr 20, 2021
Morf3D, an additive manufacturing startup that once was the darling of Boeing new-investment efforts, has a new 90,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Long Beach, California, and is now controlled by Japanese camera giant Nikon.
Apr 19, 2021
Spirit AeroSystems is now making several changes it had wanted to make eventually in a much quicker fashion—potentially turning its labor-intensive, 20th-century style factories into modern marvels of digitally driven lean manufacturing efficiency.
Apr 14, 2021
The exemplary support the French government has provided to the country’s aerospace industry has proved effective damage control. 
Apr 07, 2021
Privately owned TECT Aerospace of Wichita, which manufactures complex aerostructure components, parts and assemblies, filed to begin U.S. bankruptcy proceedings April 6.
Apr 01, 2021
The UK business of Kaman Corporation has been purchased in a management buyout. 
Mar 29, 2021
Build-up of the first module for the initial UltraFan engine demonstrator, UF001, has begun at Rolls-Royce’s Derby, England facility in preparation for tests starting in early 2022.
Mar 25, 2021
The ATI Boeing Accelerator’s second cohort of startups are seeking to improve sustainability and efficiency across aviation, including within…
Mar 15, 2021
A cruel irony of the downturn in commercial aerospace is that there may not be enough workers to staff the recovery.