New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Technology North America) Oct 20, 2013
Boeing Boeing Marks 30 Years of Aerospace Electronics Fabrication in El Paso. Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the City of El Paso today marked three decades of advanced electronics manufacturing for products ranging from spacecraft to fighter jets, bombers and missiles. "For 30 years the men and women working at Boeing El Paso have demonstrated a dedication to quality and employee involvement," said Rosaura Corral-Perez, Boeing El Paso site leader. "The skill sets and track record here will continue to help Boeing meet current and future customer needs." Boeing El Paso opened in 1983 and has supported major programs such as the International Space Station, the B-1B bomber, Patriot missiles, Minuteman ICBMs and the F-15 and F/A-18 fighters. To further enhance its competitiveness, the site is pursuing U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certification and preparing to take on electronics work for commercial aviation. Oct 18, 2013
Boeing Boeing, ORACLE TEAM USA Partner to Recycle Composites in America's Cup-Class Yacht. Boeing and ORACLE TEAM USA, winner of the 34th America's Cup, are collaborating to recycle 7,000 pounds (about 3,175 kilograms) of carbon fiber of USA-71, a yacht built for the America's Cup campaign in 2003. The hull and mast of the racing yacht will be processed and repurposed, a first-of-its-kind effort for what will likely be the largest carbon structure ever recycled. Boeing and ORACLE TEAM USA, working with research partners, will utilize a technique developed to recycle composite materials from Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, which is 50 percent composite by weight and 20 percent more fuel-efficient than similarly sized aircraft. Composite materials allow a lighter, simpler structure, which increases efficiency, and do not fatigue or corrode. In yachts, composite construction also provides the ability to develop a lighter vessel that is stronger and stiffer at the same time. Oct 14, 2013
Bombardier Bombardier's new wing manufacturing facility in earns LEED certification. Bombardier recently opened a new facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to produce carbon-fiber composite wings for its CSeries aircraft. The building received LEED Gold-level certification for its building material selection, use of natural light and water and energy efficiency. "The prestigious LEED certification of our new Belfast facility also demonstrates that not only are...