Naval shipbuilder Forgacs has purchased Broens, a precision engineering company that operates in the defence and aerospace markets.
The automotive industry’s days are numbered, but there’s hope that some of the jobs and skills it contains can be saved through Australia increasing its role in global aerospace supply chains.
Collaborative manufacturing network META will launch a new National Commercial Aerospace Hub today.
The first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter destined for Australia has come off the production line at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas.
GE Aviation has announced that it will spend $US 50 million upgrading its Auburn, Alabama factory, as it prepares to begin production of LEAP engines.
French aircraft manufacturer Airbus has submitted a patent for a plane seating innovation, which is getting attention for its bicycle-like design.
Quickstep has announced a new purchase order from Lockheed Martin for wing flaps manufactured for the C-130J Super Hercules.
The Advanced Manufacturing CRC has said its history so far has been characterised by successful collaboration.
Defence contractor BAE Systems has said that on-board 3D printers may one day be capable of creating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones).
India’s PM Narendra Modi has praised the successful launch of the Indian-made PSLV C23 rocket and called it cheaper than the hit movie ‘Gravity’.
Honda’s first business jet has made its first flight, marking a milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015.
Terry Wohlers, President and founder of the consultancy Wohlers Associates, has been tracking the growth of the additive manufacturing industry since the 1980s. Brent Balinski spoke to Wohlers, ahead of the expert’s visit here, about some of the major recent trends.
Bundaberg-based Microair Avionics is expanding its products to include in-flight entertainment systems.
Lockheed Martin’s profit rose to a forecast-beating $US 933 million in the first quarter and the company has raised its 2014 earnings guidance.
Sydney-based aircraft components manufacturer Quickstep has won a deal to deliver carbon fibre components for the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter.
Avionics and communications company Rockwell Collins is expanding its manufacturing of optical assemblies, with these to be produced in Melbourne.
Boeing has announced it will shed up to 300 jobs at its Port Melbourne site.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, the head of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, visited Quickstep’s Bankstown facilities this week.
The Reserve Bank of Australia’s governor, Glenn Stevens, has said that it’s not all bad news for the country’s manufacturing sector.
Ronson Gears has gained AS9100C Quality Management System (Aersopace), which the company hopes will boost its potential to win new work internationally.