A new IR-assisted advanced out-of-autoclave (OOA) process from Kubota Research Associates reportedly enhances adhesion properties and “significantly” accelerates the curing speed of thermoset resin systems for installing adhesive bonded fasteners onto composite fuselage and metal structures.
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners has begun construction on the company's new facility at Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park. The new, approximately 15,000-m² manufacturing facility and office building will be the latest addition to Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners' comprehensive suite of businesses in Singapore, with an office area housing production management, various support functions, and Global Services Engineering–Asia, which provides aftermarket repair design innovation to provide airline customers optimum air-worthy, high-quality, cost-effective material reuse solutions.
Volvo Aero signed an agreement to sell its Boca Raton, FL-based subsidiary Volvo Aero Services. The sale of Volvo Aero Services is part of Volvo Aero’s strategy to focus on its core operations of developing and manufacturing components for aircraft engines, combined with an effort to reduce tied-up capital.
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS), the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has acquired LifePort Inc., a Woodland, WA-based aircraft accessories manufacturer that specializes in air medical systems, lightweight armor, interior furnishings, and Enflite galley equipment for fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and RUAG agreed to explore aerospace industry cooperation that would assist in introducing the Cyclone multimission helicopter into Germany. RUAG's experience in building, completing, modifying, upgrading, and maintaining military and civil aircraft and helicopters make it a competent partner to the German and leading international aviation industries.
Aviall Services Inc., a unit of Aviall Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., entered into an exclusive worldwide aftermarket distribution agreement with Rolls-Royce plc for unique spare parts of the RB211-524 aircraft engines.
Pratt & Whitney and Malaysia Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding to form an engine nacelle repair facility in Kuala Lumpur via a joint venture. Ownership of the joint venture will be split 50:50 between P&W and Malaysia Airlines.
C4 Advanced Solutions (C4AS) and EADS Defence & Security (DS) created a joint-venture (JV) company in Abu Dhabi to develop and market high-tech solutions in the field of defense and security applications.