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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense North America) Sep 4, 2011

AGC Aerospace & Defense Commuter Air Technology Achieves King Air STC Approval in Brazil. Commuter Air Technology (CAT), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, announced that its Soft Touch Tires have been certified by the National Civil Aviation Agency - Brazil (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil, or ANAC). OThe King Air is a versatile aircraft with a variety of commercial and military capabilities. CAT has provided support and modifications for the King Air family of aircraft for over 20 years,O commented Darryl Wilkerson, President of Commuter Air Technology. OIOm pleased that weOve added Brazil to our FAA and EASA King Air approvals so that we can start providing these enhancements to the growing Brazilian market.O CAT has developed numerous enhancements for the King Air fleet such as unique exhaust gas extractors (EGEOs) that improve fuel efficiency, Soft Touch Tires that not only enable remote area landings but also increases the tire life, CAT Cargo Pods which expand the carrying capacity of the aircraft, and CAT High Density Light Weight interiors which allow for alternate seating configurations. All of these modifications are FAA certified. Aug 30, 2011

Alliant Techsystems ATK Opens "ACCE" Facility to Handle $1 Billion+ Commercial Aircraft Orders. Alliant Techsystems today celebrated the grand opening of its new Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence (ACCE) facility in Clearfield, Utah [ETH] less than one year after the announcement of the expansion. The facility serves as the headquarters for ATK's commercial aircraft programs and supports the manufacturing of composite airframe and engine components for the Airbus A350 XWB, and General Electric and Rolls-Royce engine programs. As previously announced, ATK has received commercial aircraft component orders exceeding $1 billion over the last several years. The ACCE facility is strategically located adjacent to ATK's existing Utah composite facilities which manufacture military aircraft composite structures. The location allows ATK to take full advantage of its existing design, engineering and technical expertise and positions it to meet the rapid increase for composite structures in the commercial aerospace market. Aug 29, 2011

Boeing Industry protest stops Army's Ground Combat Vehicle program. The SAIC-Boeing team, which was not awarded a contract for the development of the Ground Combat...

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