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June 1, 2023
Safran enters into exclusive negotiations with Air Liquide to acquire its aeronautical oxygen activities
Safran announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Air Liquide to acquire the aeronautical oxygen and nitrogen activities of Air Liquide advanced Technologies, with the exception of the cryogenic activities related to naval applications.
May 17, 2023
GE Aerospace to invest up to $20 million in EPISCenter to support hybrid electric aircraft engine development
GE Aerospace announced today plans to invest up to $20 million to add a new test cell and equipment at the Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center (EPISCenter) in Dayton, Ohio, to meet increased demand for hybrid electric aircraft engine component testing in coming years.
May 12, 2023
Pratt & Whitney Canada to Invest $10 Million in Technology Upgrades at Component Repair Facility in Wichita Falls, Texas
Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, today announced a $10 million investment to expand the capabilities of its Wichita Falls, Texas engine component repair facility, which is expected to create 30 new jobs.
May 11, 2023
Transforming Aviation – MTU publishes new sustainability report
MTU Aero Engines is contributing to sustainable aviation for tomorrow and beyond with its innovative concepts, deep commitment and a clear vision: emission-free flying.
April 25, 2023
ST Engineering Antycip strengthens collaboration with Cervus
Leading simulation specialist ST Engineering Antycip and disruptive data-analytics start-up Cervus are taking their relationship to the next level, building on seven years' successful cooperation in the defence and security sectors.
April 20, 2023
MTU Aero Engines acquires Starnberg electric motor developer eMoSys GmbH
MTU Aero Engines is taking over eMoSys GmbH, an electric motor developer and small-volume manufacturer based in Starnberg.
April 19, 2023
AFI KLM E&M and SkyThread lay the foundations for partnership in the digital aviation ecosystem
AFI KLM E&M and SkyThread have collaborated on a unique and innovative solution for managing aircraft components data. The two partners are now joining forces to start deployment and enable value generation for all stakeholders.
April 19, 2023
Barfield Signs 2-Year Component Repair Agreement with AerFin to Support its A320 and E170/190 Fleet
AFI KLM E&M American Subsidiary, Barfield, signs a 2-year flat rate component repair agreement with AerFin to maintain its A320 and E170/E190 aircraft.
April 3, 2023
SATS Completes Acquisition of Worldwide Flight Services
Combination creates an Americas-Europe-APAC network with a global footprint of 201 cargo and ground handling stations in 23 countries to drive future growth and secure greater earnings resilience
March 22, 2023
Aeronautics is expanding its operations in the Asia Pacific region: The company has signed a collaboration agreement with RV Connex for the production of Orbiter 4 in Thailand
The establishment of the new production line will enable both companies to meet the needs of their customers in the region.
March 21, 2023
Northrop Grumman Australia Opens State of the Art Facility
Queensland Deputy Premier Hon. Steven Miles, today officially opened Northrop Grumman Australia's newly-modernised Brisbane Maintenance and Modification Centre (BMMC), a major facility for the sustainment of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) aviation capability.
March 9, 2023
IAE Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation with the Versatile and Proven V2500 Engine
Pratt & Whitney today celebrated the 40th anniversary of the establishment of IAE International Aero Engines AG (IAE), a multinational consortium comprised of shareholders that also include Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.
March 8, 2023
IAI's Annual Financial Statements 2022 - the Best Year Since the Company's Inception
44% growth in net income to approx. USD 213 million - highest since inception. Positive cash flows from operating activities of approx. USD 797 million - 445% higher than last year. Dramatic leap in order backlog to approx. USD 15.6 billion.
March 7, 2023
Pratt & Whitney Canada Expands P&WCSMART™ Portfolio to Include a New Parts Package for PT6T-3 Reduction Gearboxes
Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, has expanded its P&WCSMART™ portfolio with a new “flat rate” parts package - comprised of new major assembly parts replaced during a scheduled reduction gearbox clutch...
March 7, 2023
Pratt & Whitney Canada Advances Certified Pre-Owned Engine Program, Signs New Agreement with Helicopter Distributor, Rotortrade
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, today announced global helicopter distributor Rotortrade has signed an agreement that will increase the number of helicopter engines the company....
March 6, 2023
Pratt & Whitney Awarded F135 Production Contract for Lots 15-17
Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies business, announced today that it has been awarded a $5.2 billion contract to support production of the 15th and 16th lots of F135 engines, with an option to award a 17th Lot, powering all three variants of the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.
March 6, 2023
GE Aerospace announces Next-Gen Rotor Analysis Diagnostic testing for civil and military rotorcraft
GE Aerospace announces testing of the next generation Rotor Analysis Diagnostic System (RADS) for civil and military operators.
March 2, 2023
Pilatus Reports One of Its Best Years Ever
The 2022 financial year was a very successful one for Pilatus. The company benefitted from high demand, despite the unpredictable period. With sales of 1.3 billion Swiss francs, operating income of 226 million Swiss francs and orders worth 1.6 billion Swiss francs, Pilatus achieved a very positive set of results.
February 28, 2023
Raytheon Technologies hosts supplier event with Pratt & Whitney F135 partners on Engine Core Upgrade
Raytheon Technologies hosted a supplier event today on behalf of Pratt & Whitney, makers of the F135 engine, which powers the F-35 Lightning II.
February 23, 2023
Pratt & Whitney Canada Celebrates One Billion Flying Hours and 60 Years of PT6 Innovation
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, has achieved one billion flying hours since the formation of the company nearly 100 years ago, in 1928.
February 9, 2023
Embraer Bandeirante: the Brazilian Aircraft Celebrates 50 Years of Operation
An icon of regional aviation and precursor of the modern Brazilian aeronautical industry, the EMB 110 Bandeirante aircraft today celebrates 50 years of operation.
January 27, 2023
Embraer invests in a fund managed by MSW and strengthens its Corporate Venture Capital program
The company joins Moura Batteries, BB Seguros, and Age-Rio at MSW MultiCorp2 to boost startups that operate in the aerospace, agro, and cargo-logistics markets
January 19, 2023
Raytheon Technologies Expands Bengaluru Operations with Opening of Pratt & Whitney India Engineering Center
Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies business, today officially opened the doors to its new India Engineering Center* (IEC) in Bengaluru.
January 18, 2023
XTEND awarded an exclusive multi-year, $20M contract to develop and supply multi-drone operating system
XTEND-the developer of XOS, a human-guided autonomous operating system that is revolutionizing 'human to machine' interaction, has been awarded a $20M contract by Israel Ministry of Defense, for the development and supply of a first-of-its-kind multi-drone operating system.
January 17, 2023
Northrop Grumman to Modernize and Advance AFRL Intelligence Information Systems
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $406 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) for the Intelligence Systems Infrastructure, Tools and Enhancements (InSITE)...
December 30, 2022
Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Finalize Lot 15-17 Agreement, Capping a Year of International Growth
The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin have finalized the contract for the production and delivery for up to 398 F-35s for $30 billion, including US, international partners and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) aircraft...
December 23, 2022
F135 Engine Core Upgrade receives additional $75 million in FY23 Omnibus Appropriations Bill
Pratt & Whitney's F135 Engine Core Upgrade (ECU) for the F-35 Lightning II received $75 million in additional funding in the fiscal year 2023 omnibus appropriations bill, further affirming congressional support to modernize the engine.
December 15, 2022
Systems President Brad Mottier to Retire at Year-end
GE announced today that GE Aerospace Systems president Brad Mottier will retire at year-end, capping a more than 40-year industry career, including 20 years with GE and 22 years at Unison Industries.
December 9, 2022
Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce Announce Joint Research Project with Virginia Tech
Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce have signed a joint agreement with Virginia Tech for pre-competitive research focusing on the impact of environmental contaminants on aeroengine operation and testing.
December 9, 2022
Ampaire Wins NASA Award for Innovative Hybrid Powerplant System Research
Ampaire, a leader in electric aviation, has won a $150,000 Phase 1 award from NASA under its Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. The award is for the High Efficiency Powertrain for Hybrid Aircraft (HEPHA) project.
December 8, 2022
Collins Aerospace opens new engineering and global operations centers in India to accelerate innovations in R&D and manufacturing
As part of a significant investment to expand its engineering, digital technology, and manufacturing operations in India, Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., has officially inaugurated its new Global Engineering and Technology Center (GETC) and Collins India Operations Center in Bengaluru.
December 7, 2022
Boeing Lockheed Martin and Sintavia Team Up to Advance Metal Additive Manufacturing
Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Sintavia, LLC, today announced a collaboration to expand research of metal additive manufacturing (AM) opportunities as an alternative to castings and forgings.
December 6, 2022
Customers Purchasing Pratt & Whitney Canada Engines Can Now Benefit from a New Payment Solution
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced today that it is collaborating with American Express (Amex) to provide qualifying customers with a new solution that will allow them to extend payment terms, when buying a new or used P&WC engine.
November 17, 2022
Boeing Reorganizes Defense, Space & Security Business Unit
Boeing today announced a series of executive leadership changes and reorganizations aimed at accelerating operational discipline, first-time quality and performance while streamlining senior leadership roles and responsibilities.
November 16, 2022
Pratt & Whitney's World-Class North Carolina Turbine Airfoil Production Facility Nears Operational Capability
With the majority of exterior construction complete, Pratt & Whitney's state-of-the-art turbine airfoil production facility in Asheville, N.C., is expected to achieve initial operational capability in the second quarter of 2023.
October 27, 2022
International Airlines Group (IAG) Shareholders Approve Boeing 737 Order
International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced that its shareholders approved an agreement with Boeing to order a total of 50 737-8-200s and 737-10s, plus 100 options.
October 13, 2022
Pratt & Whitney and NAAEE Announce Inaugural Winners of Global E-STEM Awards, Two Indian NGOs Amongst Winners
Pratt & Whitney and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) today announced the winners of the first-ever Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Awards.
October 11, 2022
RTX Ventures invests in H55 to advance electric propulsion technologies for clean and efficient air mobility applications
RTX Ventures, the venture capital arm of Raytheon Technologies, has made a minority investment in electric propulsion system company H55 to drive the development of electric aviation solutions.
October 10, 2022
L3Harris Begins Delivering WESCAM MX™ Imaging Systems for US Special Operations Aviators
L3Harris Technologies has begun delivering its WESCAM MX™-10 and WESCAM MX™-15 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) and laser designator sensor systems to USSOCOM's Special Operations aviators.
October 7, 2022
Safran inaugurates the Safran Additive Manufacturing Campus, a new center of excellence
The Safran Additive Manufacturing Campus, the Group's new center of excellence in this advanced technology, located in Le Haillan, near Bordeaux in southwest France, was inaugurated today by Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Safran Board of...
May 23, 2022
Rolls-Royce India President Kishore Jayaraman Receives Honorary British Award by Her Majesty The Queen
Kishore Jayaraman, President - India and South Asia for Rolls-Royce, has received an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen. He received the award for services to international trade and investment, with a key focus on promotion of India-UK trade.
March 24, 2022
Pratt & Whitney Announces New Capabilities Center in Bengaluru
Pratt & Whitney today announced its plans to open a world-class global supply chain support center in Bengaluru, India.
September 29, 2021
Godrej Aerospace delivers landmark 200th set of BrahMos airframe assemblies
Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, announced today that its business Godrej Aerospace handed over the 200th set of the stealth universal supersonic cruise missile airframe assemblies to BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. (BAPL) for use in its missile systems.
July 27, 2021
Pratt & Whitney Joins Aviation Coalition that Jointly Donates $400K to Support COVID-19 Vaccination in 92 Countries
The donations will be matched by the Gavi Matching Fund, amounting to $800,000 USD to support global COVID-19 vaccine equity
June 24, 2021
Pratt & Whitney donates oxygen concentrators, PPE kits for COVID-19 relief in Telangana
As part of its larger efforts to rapidly support India's COVID-19 response and relief – Pratt & Whitney (P&W), a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., today provided oxygen concentrators and Personal Protective kits (PPE) kits to the Community Health Center in Marpally, and the Government Civil Hospital in Koheer, Telangana.
November 11, 2019
Pratt & Whitney inaugurates 100th eLearning Centre in India
Reinforcing its commitment to driving electronic literacy in India, Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., today commemorated the opening of its 100th eLearning Centre in Hyderabad.
September 12, 2019
Cyient and QinetiQ sign MoU to offer avionics products for unmanned target systems in India
Cyient, a global engineering and technology solutions company, today announced that it had signed a MoU with UK-based defense technology firm, QinetiQ's Target Systems (QTS), to offer avionics products for its unmanned target systems.
October 27, 2018
Pratt & Whitney launches Industry Capability Enhancement Program
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., launched its Industry Capability Enhancement program to support medium and small scale enterprises serving global aerospace majors through precision manufacturing and highly specialized engineering services from India.
May 29, 2018
Dassault Aviation pays tribute to Serge Dassault
Serge Dassault—the son of Marcel Dassault and Madeleine Minklès—was born in Paris on 4 April 1925. He had married Nicole Raffel in 1951 and was the father of four children Olivier, Laurent, Thierry and Marie-Hélène.
November 15, 2017
Rolls-Royce accelerates digital transformation with TATA Consultancy Services Partnership
Rolls-Royce and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have expanded their long-standing partnership in order to exploit future data innovation opportunities.