Aerospace

Aerospace News, November 2016

Europe’s largest production plant for titanium aerospace castings is nearing completion at AMRC Castings’ facilities on the outskirts of Sheffield, England. The furnaces in the facility are capable of melting 1,000kg of titanium and the site will have its first test melt in December  Two large scale power supply units have been installed to deliver the energy required by the organisation’s consumable electrode casting furnace. The furnace is capable of melting the 1,000kg of titanium required to make a 500kg casting and has ... Read more

Defence & Aerospace News, October 2016

The government’s industrial strategy should be used to boost the capability of and, spin off technologies in, the UK defence and security supply chain, according to the head of EEF.  The call was made by Terry Scuoler, chief executive of EEF, addressing senior executives at the annual conference of NDI, the organisation representing Britain’s Defence, Security, Aerospace and Space industries.   According to Scuoler the on-going capability of these key sectors is vital to the future of high value manufacturing in the UK ... Read more

Aerospace News, August 2016

China has launched its first aircraft-engine manufacturer in an attempt to wean itself off Western suppliers. The state-owned Aero-Engine Group of China was created by combining a group of existing aircraft-engine companies, according to local media reports.  It has about 50bn yuan ($7.5bn) in registered capital and will develop both military and commercial engines. China currently buys its commercial aircraft engines from General Electric and United Technologies' Pratt & Whitney. China's military jets use Russian-made engines. President Xi Jinping called the new creation ... Read more

EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, has announced that it is investing £1.3m to expand its manufacturing facility.

EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, has announced that it is investing £1.3m to expand its manufacturing facility. The new 18,000 sq ft. structure is being built at EDM’s headquarters in Manchester to meet the demands of the company’s rapidly increasing order book. The purpose-built facility will house up to 40 employees across a range of disciplines and provide all the resources needed to enable the company to manufacture its full range ... Read more

Boeing has announced that it has reached agreement to sell 100 aircraft to Iran Air in a deal that could be worth $25bn (£17bn) at list prices.

Boeing has announced that it has reached agreement to sell 100 aircraft to Iran Air in a deal that could be worth $25bn (£17bn) at list prices. The deal marks a big step in US-Iran economic relations after sanctions were lifted on Tehran last year. Boeing said it is working with regulators to get the necessary US government approvals. If the deal is approved it will be the largest between a US business and Iran since the 1979 ... Read more
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