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Officials say there were worries about a gradual shedding of jobs as aerospace customers worldwide expect their suppliers to be closer and cheaper labor becomes more available in central Europe and Asia.
Elon Musk today said that given some of Russia’s recent military maneuverings in Ukraine, it’s about time the U.S. government paid his company, SpaceX, for the rights to launch satellites and other cargo into space.
American Eurocopter has changed its name to Airbus Helicopters Inc. and will begin manufacturing a new commercial helicopter in Columbus.
Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports.
Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from a phone that can self-destruct from an airplane manufacturer to more stress for Detroit from the United Auto Workers union.
Major airplane programs have been consistently late to market — up to three years and longer. These delays have cost companies billions and, in some cases, tens of billions of dollars in direct costs and lost sales. Delays have also deteriorated market values and hindered credibility. The delays are widespread rather than isolated to a particular company or market segment.
But a key category that reflects business investment rebounded on the strength of demand for electronics and fabricated metals.
The aerospace company is now developing an Android-based smartphone, codenamed “Black,” that will self-destruct if a third party attempts to break in and extract its secrets.
NASA could have prevented last summer's near-drowning of a spacewalking astronaut. That's the conclusion of an investigation board created by NASA in the wake of last July's close call outside the International Space Station. Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly drowned when his helmet filled with water on July 16. He barely made it back inside alive.
Israel's defense ministry says it successfully completed final testing on a system that protects commercial planes from missile attacks. Eitan Eshel, head of research and development at the ministry, said Wednesday that testing of the "Sky Shield" system was "100 percent successful."
Reducing lead times in these scenarios can cut millions off the bottom line, but there’s too many concurrent pressures for many to do it effectively, and it's far too easy to get caught up in "chasing a ghost" — a potentially costly and damaging misstep.
The California Department of Water Resources has partnered with NASA to use the space agency's satellite data and other airborne technology to better measure the snowpack, groundwater levels and predict storms.
European jetmaker Airbus Group said Wednesday record demand for its civilian jetliners from airlines around the world drove higher sales and profits last year. The Boeing Co. rival, known until this year as EADS, said net profit rose 22 percent to 1.47 billion euros ($2 billion) in 2013, up from 1.2 billion euros the previous year.
The White House announced Sunday the The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), set to open this spring in metro Detroit. It’s the latest hub in the Obama administration’s National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), and it’s expected to bring 10,000 jobs to the region within the next five years.
The company that manufactures Black Hawk helicopters said Friday it is eliminating 600 jobs, most of them in Connecticut, as it struggles with cuts to U.S. defense spending and a reduction in the demand for the workhorse aircraft used by the military to strike targets and ferry troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The government can't seem to make up its mind about whether people should be allowed to make cellphone calls on passenger planes. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn't happen.
Turkey's military has taken delivery of its first Boeing-made surveillance aircraft, part of a $1.5 billion project to modernize its air force. The first of four so-called AWACs — airborne early warning and control aircraft — was brought into the Turkish Air Force in a ceremony in the city of Konya on Friday.
The European Space Agency says it plans to launch a satellite to hunt for planets outside our solar system by 2024. ESA says the mission will be called PLATO, short for Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars. The satellite will be equipped with 34 telescopes and cameras trained on 1 million nearby stars to search for tell-tale signs of orbiting planets.
Toray Industries, Inc., a Tokyo-based manufacturer of fibers and textiles, plastic resins, films and carbon fiber compositematerials, has selected Spartanburg County, S.C. for its next global facility. The $1 billion investment over the next decade is expected to create 500 new jobs and represents one of the largest initial capital investments in South Carolina's history.
Boeing says that it has picked Everett, Wash., as the site to build wings for its new 777x aircraft. The company said Tuesday that the wing center will be located north of its Everett factory and sustain thousands of area jobs in the years to come.
Today’s workforce looks very different than it did a few decades ago. Young professionals no longer stay at one job for 30 or more years – the average tenure in 2012 was closer to five years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Wisconsin state Senate plans to vote on a bill that would exempt aviation companies in Wisconsin from having to pay sales taxes on aircraft maintenance parts and labor. It would benefit companies like Gulfstream in Appleton and Cessna in Milwaukee.
A commercial cargo ship ended its five-week visit Tuesday morning. NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins used the space station's big robot arm to release the capsule, called Cygnus, as the orbiting lab sailed 260 miles above the South Atlantic.
A police helicopter that crashed onto a pub in Glasgow, killing 10 people, suffered double engine failure for reasons that remain unclear, investigators said Friday. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said in an interim report that the right engine on the Eurocopter EC135 Type 2 helicopter "flamed out and shortly after the left engine flamed out."
Britain's Press Association says U.K. authorities have arrested two people as part of an investigation into the dealings in Asia of the engine maker Rolls-Royce PLC. The arrests come after the fraud office announced in December that it had opened a criminal investigation into bribery and corruption allegations at the defense and aerospace group.
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