Ramjet-Powered Artillery Moves Beyond Experimental Status

By Steve Trimble Oct 18, 2021
A decade-long investment by Nammo in solid-fuel ramjets has proven the feasibility of the technology for artillery applications.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Lockheed Martin Shows That Change Is Hard But Critical

By Michael Bruno Oct 15, 2021
For more than a year, investors and observers of the leading A&D company have been perplexed.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Dynetics Starts Shaping First Hypersonic Manufacturing System

By Steve Trimble Oct 15, 2021
As calls grow for more affordable hypersonic systems, Dynetics remains focused on delivering the baseline weapon on time.
Missile Defense & Weapons
Non-Conforming 787 Titanium Parts Flagged By Leonardo
Titanium parts made for Boeing 787s by a sub-tier vendor and supplied via Leonardo do not conform to Boeing’s design specifications and must be re-worked.
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Opinion: Gulfstream Cements Market Dominance With G400 And G800

By Richard Aboulafia Oct 14, 2021
Enabled by cash from parent defense prime General Dynamics, the market leader is poised to maintain its dominance for many years to come.
NBAA

Private Equity Investors Trade Helo-Systems Specialist Onboard Systems

By Michael Bruno Oct 13, 2021
Liberty Hall Capital Partners sold the Vancouver, Washington-based supplier to Arcline Investment Management, the parties announced late Oct. 12.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End

By Jens Flottau Oct 12, 2021
Executives close to the program discuss the A380’s rise and fall.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Former Ruag Aero Machining Division Starts As FitIndustry
FitIndustry has started Tier 1 operations for major aircraft OEMs after taking over all remaining employees and assets from Ruag International.
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The Week In Technology, Oct. 11-15, 2021

Oct 11, 2021
Power to fuel; Electric fans; Satcom for autonomy; Advancing fuel cells; and Solar-powered autonomy.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aviation Needs Could Provide Advanced Batteries With A Path To Market

By Graham Warwick Oct 08, 2021
Automotive batteries will only take aviation so far.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Texas Tops Rankings In PwC 2021 Aerospace Manufacturing Index

By Michael Bruno Oct 07, 2021
Texas took the top spot in the consultancy’s annual Aerospace Manufacturing Index rankings thanks to union-leading scores in subcategories including industry, economy and tax policy.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

The Week In Defense, Oct. 7-14, 2021

By Jen DiMascio Oct 06, 2021
Russia’s Zircon missile; Japan tests F-35B on carrier; U.S. Air Force looks for next-gen protections; and F-35A drops B61 test bomb.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Analysts Do Not See Leonardo-Touted 787 Rate Ramp Coming Soon

By Michael Bruno Oct 06, 2021
The CEO of supplier Leonardo reportedly says Boeing could raise the 787 production rate to 10 a month by the end of 2025 from below five now—but Wall Street analysts say not so fast.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Would You Recommend An A&D Career To Your Daughter?

By Michael Bruno Oct 05, 2021
The face of A&D long has been seen as “pale, stale and male.” To save the future, that might finally have to change.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Honda Launches R&D Programs Geared Toward eVTOL, Smallsat Launchers

By Graham Warwick Oct 04, 2021
Japanese carmaker plans to fly prototype hybrid-electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi in 2023.
Emerging Technologies

Boeing Works To Smooth 777X Production Transition

By Guy Norris Oct 04, 2021
As flight tests continue, Boeing is focused on ensuring a problem-free production ramp-up for the 777-9 from 2023 onward.
Aircraft & Propulsion

SPAC Deal For Additive Startup Velo3D Successful With Smaller Haul

By Michael Bruno Oct 01, 2021
Velo3D, a metal 3D-printing startup that is targeting aerospace and defense customers among others, started trading as a public company Sept. 30 when its shares moved on to the New York Stock Exchange.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Spirit Aero Reorg Focuses On Commercial, Defense, Aftermarket

By Michael Bruno Sep 30, 2021
Key Wichita-based aerospace and defense supplier Spirit AeroSystems is reorganizing its business structure around commercial, defense and space and aftermarket end markets as it continues to diversify its revenue streams and stabilize its outlook.
Budget, Policy & Operations

How A B-21 Windscreen Change Hints At Larger Design Shift

By Steve Trimble Sep 30, 2021
Stealth aircraft have struggled to meet cost and schedule targets, but Northrop Grumman shows how B-21 can break the cycle.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Raytheon Ends Air-Launched Hypersonic Vehicle Test Drought

By Steve Trimble Sep 30, 2021
DARPA’s HAWC demonstration program scores first successful scramjet test despite new scrutiny for U.S. hypersonic weapons.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Has U.S. Aerospace Employment Already Peaked?

By Michael Bruno Sep 29, 2021
New data and trends indicate private-sector U.S. A&D employment topped out on the eve of pandemic and MAX crises.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Mercury Systems Buys Avalex Technologies For Flight Deck Tech

By Michael Bruno Sep 28, 2021
Aerospace and defense electronics specialist Mercury Systems, which is rejiggering its operations after a string of bolt-on acquisitions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Avalex Technologies.
Supply Chain

Air New Zealand Sets Sights On Zero-Emissions Aircraft

By Adrian Schofield Sep 28, 2021
The airline wants to have a zero-emissions replacement option for its Q300s and is studying the potential of hydrogen power with Airbus.
Airlines & Lessors

Rolls-Royce To Sell ITP Aero To Spanish Consortium

By Tony Osborne Sep 27, 2021
The sell-off of ITP has been at the top of a list of potential asset disposals as Rolls-Royce looks to rebuild its balance sheet following the pandemic, which has heavily impacted the company’s commercial engine business. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

CPI Aero Faces NYSE Delisting, Vows to File Plan of Compliance

By Michael Bruno Sep 24, 2021
CPI Aero acknowledged late Sept. 23 that it has been notified by the premiere stock exchange that it does not meet the NYSE’s continued listing standards.
Supply Chain