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Exelis, Korn Ferry, and Points of Light accepting applications for military-to-civilian leadership transformation program

MCLEAN, Va., 30 July 2014. Aerospace and defense company Exelis (NYSE:XLS) through its Exelis Action Corps employee volunteer service program—together with Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a source of leadership and talent consulting services, and Points of Light, a nonprofit focused on volunteer service—is hosting the free Leveraging Military Leadership Program (LMLP) to help veterans apply their leadership experience to civilian positions.

AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland to integrate and test FASGW missile systems on U.K. MoD AW159 Wildcat helicopters

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Officials at AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, signed a contract with the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) valued at £90 million to integrate, test, and install the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon and Light missile systems onto 28 Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopters.

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Prime Minister, Red Arrows, impressive orders open Farnborough Airshow 2014

FARNBOROUGH, 15 July 2014. Farnborough International Airshow 2014 (FIA14) opened with a Red Arrows fly by and Prime Minister David Cameron, MP announcing orders and commitments totalling approximately $41.9 billion U.S. – roughly triple the FIA2012 equivalent figure achieved on first day of show.

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Parker designs integrated oil replenishment system for business jet applications

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., is designing an integrated engine oil replenishment system as an option for business jet (bizjet) aircraft.

Mars

JPL selects Interpoint products from Crane Aerospace & Electronics for Mars 2020

FARNBOROUGH, England, 14 July 2014. Crane Aerospace & Electronics won a multi-million-dollar contract from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., to supply power converters for the Mars 2020 mission.

supply chain

Aerospace and defense organizations focus on R&D innovation, systems and data integration, supply chain, says KPMG

NEW YORK, 11 July 2014. Aerospace and defense (A&D) organizations are set to significantly increase their investment in research and development (R&D) and are looking to create partnerships with suppliers and customers to make the most of their hard-earned capital, according to KPMG International's 2014 Global Aerospace & Defense Outlook.

Exelis

Airborne EW on the rise, focuses on A2AD and pivot to Pacific, says Andy Dunn of Exelis

"The biggest changes in the world [relate to] the Pivot to the Pacific and reacting to the anti-access/area-denial (A2AD) strategies. Electronic warfare (EW) demands in the past were to support ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, so the focus of those EW investments were counter-IED, for example, and other technologies to fight that war and counter the threats of those campaigns," explains Andrew "Andy" Dunn, VP, Business Development, Integrated & Electronic Warfare, Exelis Inc., Electronic Systems Division.

Accenture

Farnborough Airshow agenda: the biggest aerospace challenges and how to solve them

Most of the difficult challenges with building airplanes are well known, such as delivering them to market faster at lower costs, yet the solutions to them continue to be elusive or insufficient. In fact, well publicized delays in delivering major aircraft models to market have cost the industry billions of dollars.

Intelligent Aerospace

Groundbreaking Intelligent Aerospace Event Issues Call for Papers

SPOKANE, Wash., 3 July 2014. Intelligent Aerospace Conference Director Courtney E. Howard is issuing a Call for Papers for the Intelligent Aerospace 2015 conference, to be held 6-8 Oct. 2015 at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Boeing delivers Canadian CH-147F Chinook helicopters ahead of schedule

Boeing delivers Canadian CH-147F Chinook helicopters ahead of schedule

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., 1 July 2014. Boeing [NYSE:BA] completed the delivery of 15 CH-147F medium-to-heavy-lift helicopters to the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Boeing 737NG

Curtiss-Wright provides MRO support for Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 737 Next Generation fleet

TEMPE, Ariz., 27 June 2014. Aerolineas Argentinas officials needed maintenance, repair and overhaul support to keep the airline’s Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) fleet performing. They found their solution at Curtiss-Wright Corp.’s (NYSE:CW) Sensors & Controls division, issuing a six-year contract.

Intelligent Aerospace

PennWell launches Intelligent Aerospace global, high-tech conference and exhibition

NASHUA, N.H., 24 June 2014. PennWell Corp.’s Aerospace & Defense Media Group, with headquarters in Nashua, N.H., and offices in Essex, U.K., launches the Intelligent Aerospace conference and exhibition, an all-new, one-of-a-kind industry event crafted by industry veterans to unite and integrate all segments of the aerospace community.

Intelligent Aerospace and Military & Aerospace Electronics to exhibit at Farnborough Airshow 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 24 June 2014. PennWell’s Aerospace & Defense Media Group, responsible for Military & Aerospace Electronics, Intelligent Aerospace, and the Intelligent Aerospace international conference and exhibition, has signed on to exhibit in Hall 1, Stand E5 (1/E5)  at the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow 2014 (FIA2014) in England from July 14 through 20, 2014.

Aerostat

Aerostat systems market to nearly triple to $9.96 billion by 2020

DALLAS, 24 June 2014. The aerostat systems market is projected to grow from $3.93 billion in 2014 to $9.96 billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 16.68 percent, according to the latest market research report from MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

PTC to acquire Atego, extend life cycle management offerings

PTC to acquire Atego, extend life cycle management offerings

NEEDHAM, Mass., 17 June 2014. Managers at PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atego, a developer of model-based systems and software engineering applications based in Cheltenham, U.K., for approximately $50 million in cash. 

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