Aerospace & Defense

AZ Ranked Third Most Favorable State For Aerospace Manufacturing

  Via The long-term forecast for the aerospace and defense industry looks bright, with the industry having reported a notable increase in both revenues and profits for 2016. Air passenger travel is exceeding expectations and there is demand for increases in aircraft, engine and parts manufacturing. As aerospace companies continue to expand, they will be looking to invest in certain regions. PwC recently released its fourth annual Aerospace Manufacturing

New Industrial Facility Expected To Draw Aerospace, Defense Business To Mesa

Via The city of Mesa recently broke ground on a 150,000-square-foot speculative industrial facility in the Falcon Field District, which it hopes will draw significant aerospace and defense businesses. The Longbow Gateway One is slated to be complete by January and anticipated to bring at least 175 new jobs. The facility will be adjacent to Boeing’s 2 million-square-foot manufacturing facility at Falcon Field Airport and the Loop 202. “Longbow

UA Selected For High-impact, Industrial Demonstration Of New Integrated Photonic Cryogenic Datalink For Focal Plane Arrays

Via The $1,200,000 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) project, along with an additional $400,000 in matching funds from a team led by the University of Arizona (UA), will support a consortium that includes Sandia National Labs, Raytheon (RTN) and other aerospace firms engaged in FPA technology. The project will encompass the design, fabrication and test of cryogenic PIC-based datalinks for FPA readout and has the potential to strongly advance

UA Selected For Defense Department Photonics Project The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), a public-private partnership advancing the nation’s photonics manufacturing capabilities, has announced the University of Arizona as the winner of a proposal call for a new Defense Department Government Directed Project for photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, data links for cryogenic focal plane arrays, or FPAs. The $1.2 million Department of Defense project, along with an additional $400,000 in matching funds from

Vector Launches Rocket From Spaceport Camden, Georgia

Via Tucson, Arizona-based Vector – a micro satellite space launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch, and VMware – has made a successful suborbital flight of its B0.002 test vehicle, a full-scale prototype of the company’s Vector-R launch vehicle. The two-stage Vector-R (shown above in January 2017) is 12m tall, 1.1m in diameter, weighs 6,000kg, and can

Orbital ATK Opens Gilbert Engineering Facility, Plans To Hire 155

Via Virginia-based aerospace and defense firm Orbital ATK opened a 60,000-square-foot workspace in Gilbert for its engineers working on the satellites being manufactured next door. In the next five years, Orbital ATK will be hiring 155 employees to work at the satellite engineering facility, said Rick Kettner, Orbital ATK Gilbert site director. The engineering building opened this week and has 200 employees on site. The engineers moved from Orbital

Boeing Plans To Shift Hundreds Of Jobs To Arizona

0 Via Boeing plans to transfer yet another substantial work group out of the Puget Sound region, the company confirmed Wednesday. The work shifting to Mesa, Arizona, will involve hundreds of jobs. The changes are coming at Boeing’s Shared Services Group (SSG), which employs about 3,000 people in the Puget Sound region and provides a wide range of support services to Boeing’s corporate and production units. The unit’s leadership

Via This visit by CPI to Arizona was organized to showcase a dynamic Aerospace & Defense manufacturing industry with more than 1,200 A&D companies. More importantly, pre-arranged meetings with local industry leaders and tours of several high-tech facilities presented ideal opportunities to demonstrate the fact that CPI and its customers in the shelter program in Tijuana are not a separate part of production but that we are all part

Via Turbo Resources — which provides aeronautical and aerospace parts to international airlines and other customers — is breaking ground on a new global headquarters in Chandler. Turbo already is based in Chandler but is building a new 247,000-square-foot corporate base including offices and warehouse space. “We currently have 47 employees and will be growing to around 100 in the next three to five years,” said Turbo CFO Rick

Maricopa Board of Supervisors Adopt Preliminary County Budget

Via Today my colleagues and I unanimously approved the county’s tentative fiscal year 2018 budget. The $2.49 billion budget makes significant investments in future growth while adhering to the county’s commitment to lean, customer-service oriented government. As chairman, my office worked for months with other elected officials and department managers to craft a budget that is both responsible and sustainable. Balancing a budget without raising the tax rate is