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Airlines Look For An Edge With Weather-Radar Systems

September 29, 2014 4:13 pm | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them.Then, looking at the display on a new weather-radar system, the pilots...

DHL Set To Use Drones In Delivery Project, Beating Amazon, Google

September 29, 2014 3:24 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Logistics company DHL is using a drone to fly parcels to a German island, beating Amazon and...

European Space Agency Sets Date For Comet Landing

September 29, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet on Nov....

US-Russian Crew Docks With Space Station

September 25, 2014 10:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S.-Russian crew docked early Friday with the International Space Station, about six hours...

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Drone Use For Filmmaking Wins FAA Approval

September 25, 2014 3:47 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday. Dozens of other industries are...

Photos Of The Day: UPS Worldport At A Glance

September 25, 2014 12:26 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | News | Comments

Besides all the automation, Worldport houses an army of sorters, flight technicians and directors, pilots, and even a team of meteorologists to keep logistics moving in the wee hours of the morning ...        

UPS May Be Changing The Supply Chain World

September 25, 2014 11:09 am | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

UPS recently gave me a tour of the company’s 5.2 million square foot Worldport facility in Louisville, KY. This overnight shipping/sorting facility accepts, sorts, and reloads at a rate of 416,000 packages per hour (that’s 115 packages a second). With over 130 aircraft and an average of 1.6 million packages traveling through Worldport on a daily basis, this facility is ...

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India Releases Image Of Mars Craters

September 25, 2014 8:45 am | by Katy Daigle - Associated Press | News | Comments

India's space agency released a blurry image of Mars pockmarked with giant craters, taken by the nation's first interplanetary spacecraft after it began orbiting the red planet. The image released Thursday was taken while the Martian Orbiter Mission, or MOM, was about...

Durable Goods Fell 18.2 Percent In August

September 25, 2014 8:45 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by a record amount in August, dragged lower by a plunge in demand for commercial aircraft. But orders in a key category that tracks business investment plans posted a gain. The Commerce Department says that orders for durable goods fell...

Siemens Provides $32M To Train Workers For Manufacturing Industry

September 24, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today, from its Charlotte Energy Hub, Siemens announced it will be making a $32 million in-kind software grant to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) for its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Division, which serves thousands of students and commercial companies annually. CPCC will use the...

India Joins Mars Explorers

September 24, 2014 3:44 am | by Katy Daigle - Associated Press | News | Comments

India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers. Scientists broke into wild cheers as the orbiter's engines completed 24 minutes of burn time to maneuver the...

SpaceX Breaks Ground On Launch Site

September 23, 2014 5:06 pm | by Christopher Sherman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday. With waves from the Gulf of Mexico crashing just over the dunes and crabs skittering around a tent erected for the...

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Elon Musk: From Space Race To Space War

September 23, 2014 4:57 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Rachel Crane talks with SpaceX's Elon Musk about his company's recent NASA contract and the brewing battle with Boeing. Musk describes SpaceX's current technology and ultimate goals, and the relationship between NASA and private industries...

Citidal Partners Acquires Lexel Imaging

September 23, 2014 12:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Citidal Partners LLC, a privately held Detroit based company, has announced today that it has acquired Lexel Imaging Systems Inc.Lexel Imaging Systems Inc. is a world-class manufacturer of special purpose cathode ray tubes, direct view storage tubes, displays, and phosphor coated substrates. Lexel Imaging Systems Inc. was...

TTM Technologies To Acquire Viasystems Group

September 22, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TTM Technologies, Inc. and Viasystems Group, Inc. today announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which TTM will acquire all outstanding shares of Viasystems for a combined consideration of $11.33 in cash and 0.706 shares of TTM common stock, which...

SpaceX Launches First 3-D Printer Bound For Orbit

September 22, 2014 11:05 am | by Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit. In all, the unmanned Dragon capsule is delivering more than 5,000 pounds (2,270 kilograms) of space station supplies for NASA. Dragon should reach the...

Sciaky Provides Turnkey Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing System To Lockheed Martin

September 22, 2014 9:43 am | by Phillips Service Industries, Inc. | News | Comments

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing solutions, announced today that it recently received a purchase order from Lockheed Martin Space Systems to provide a turnkey electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system. The EBAM system will help...

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Amazon Founder's Firm To Build New Rocket Engines

September 18, 2014 5:16 pm | News | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches.United Launch Alliance, a collaboration of two aerospace giants that launches unmanned rockets, announced Wednesday...

Aircraft Interior Manufacturer Announces Arkansas Facility

September 17, 2014 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A French aircraft cabin interior manufacturer said Wednesday that it is spending $2.5 million to open a new facility in Arkansas that will initially employ 75 people. Beaudet Aviation said its new facility is adjacent to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport and that it will supply...

United Becomes First U.S. Carrier To Fly New, Longer Dreamliner

September 15, 2014 3:51 pm | by GE Report | News | Comments

The Dreamliner is growing up. A new, longer version of the plane powered by a pair of GEnx jet engines recently landed an FAA certification. In September, Boeing delivered the bigger jet to United Airlines, the first carrier to...  

GE Aviation Plans New Plant

September 15, 2014 1:39 pm | by Chelsey Levingston | News | Comments

New plans for another GE Aviation manufacturing facility in the United States have emerged this week, as it was revealed that the Ohio-based jet engine maker will open a second plant for the production of ceramic composite materials. GE Aviation announced in 2013 plans...

Airbus Officials Meet With Ohio Businesses

September 15, 2014 11:47 am | News | Comments

Officials of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus planned to meet Monday with representatives of nearly 100 Ohio companies to talk about doing more business with them.Airbus officials arranged the meeting with companies at a procurement conference in suburban Dayton to promote...

European Space Agency Picks Comet Landing Site

September 15, 2014 6:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says it has decided on the spot where it will attempt the first landing on a comet, a maneuver that is one of the key elements of a decade-long mission. The Paris-based agency plans to drop the 100-kilogram (220-pound) lander, called Philae, from its Rosetta space probe...

Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 13, 2014 11:15 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the Manufacturing.net staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show ...

Boeing And Alcoa Sign $1 Billion Contract

September 11, 2014 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Leading aerospace manufacturer Alcoa has signed a long-term contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products to Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space, and...

Advanced Manufacturing Process From EOS Optimizes Aerospace Technology

September 8, 2014 9:49 am | by Stephanie Cheong, Marketing Manager EOS Singapore | News | Comments

The latest generation of satellites from Airbus Defence and Space contain special clamps that join the body of the satellite to the feed and sub-reflector assembly at the top end. Clamps manufactured by conventional production methods did not...

Boeing's Dreamliner To Be Built In Charleston

September 4, 2014 4:53 pm | by Warren Wise, Charleston Post & Courier | News | Comments

The only Boeing airplane that will be built exclusively in North Charleston has landed a supplier. An aerospace division of Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. said it has been picked to design and manufacture external engine housings for the...

Aircraft Orders Set To Create New Jobs

September 3, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Gloucestershire Echo | News | Comments

Jobs could be created as figures reveal there has been a surge in demand for new aircraft and engines. New data from aerospace trade organization ADS Group highlights there was a surge last month, which has resulted in the largest ever month-on-month increase in the order book. The boost, which brings the total backlog to 12,000 aircraft and 21,000 engines, is estimated to be worth...

China Military Shows Off Newest Helicopters, Tanks

August 29, 2014 5:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north. State media said ...  

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