1. Articles in category: Aerospace/Defense

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    1. Pratt finalizes $1B deal for F-35 engines

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Aug 28 2013)

      Pratt finalizes $1B deal for F-35 engines

      Pratt & Whitney said this morning that it has finalized a deal with the U.S. Department of Defense to provide engines for a sixth batch of F-35 fighter jets.
      Though Pratt has yet to state the value of the deal, an anonymously sourced Reuters story that preceded the announcement pegged it at $1 billion or more, similar to contracts for previous batches.

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    2. Great New England Wings and Wheels coming to Westover Metropolitan Airport in Chicopee

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 19 2013)

      Great New England Wings and Wheels coming to Westover Metropolitan Airport in Chicopee

      You’re bound to get a lift – in spirits at least if you attend the first Great New England Wings and Wheels event Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25, at the Westover Metropolitan Airport. “There’s a certain excitement about being in a crowd,” said Bud Shuback, president of the Galaxy Community Council, which is producing the Great New England Wings and Wheels event. He’s expecting more than 10,000 people a day to attend. “Word is out” and excitement is generating, said Bill Sheehan, public affairs director for the non-profit Galaxy Community Council. He said there is ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

    3. Westover Air Reserve Base receives 'excellent' score in inspection of 439th Airlift Wing operations

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 14 2013)

      Westover Air Reserve Base receives 'excellent' score in inspection of 439th Airlift Wing operations

      Westover Air Reserve Base received an overall score of "excellent" in an intensive review of all of the 439th Airlift Wing’s operations.  The full-base inspection was done by a team of 55 examiners from Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia from Aug. 8 through Aug. 12. When inspectors left on Monday they told Westover officials they passed with flying colors.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    4. Gulfstream Aerospace awards scholarships to Alyssa Cousineau, Kayla Mayko and Amy Wardner

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 7 2013)

      Gulfstream Aerospace awards scholarships to Alyssa Cousineau, Kayla Mayko and Amy Wardner

      Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to 17 children of employees at the company's sites in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Texas and Wisconsin. The students were recognized at special events at each company site.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield College   Springfield

    5. Report from the Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 31 2013)

      Report from the Paris Air Show

      The EDC made a conscious decision to prioritize our region’s
      aerospace cluster during 2013. Western Massachusetts is a key link along the
      aerospace supply chain that follows I-91 from Connecticut through Massachusetts
      and Vermont and continues north to Montreal. We call the Hartford CT –
      Springfield MA section of that corridor New England’s Knowledge Corridor©, but
      the entire corridor is legitimately Aerospace Corridor.

      One of our tactics was to organize a presence for
      Massachusetts companies at the Paris Air Show. The EDC organized meetings with
      global OEM’s and B2B opportunities with international aerospace clusters for
      the three Western ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor   Michael Graney

    6. Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning visits Westover in Chicopee, talks furloughs and sequestration

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 29 2013)

      Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning visits Westover in Chicopee, talks furloughs and sequestration

      In a visit to Westover Air Reserve Base last week, acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning admired the base and spoke and asked questions about the impact federal budget cuts have had on local military.  “That’s a lot of iron on the ramp,” Fanning said during his July 25 visit to Westover, seeing a row of 10 C-5s on the East Ramp.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    7. Westfield Barnes Regional Airport gets federal grant; city seeks new restaurant for terminal | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 22 2013)

      Westfield Barnes Regional Airport gets federal grant; city seeks new restaurant for terminal | masslive

      The federal government is kicking in $8.7 million toward $20 million in runway improvements and other work in at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport.  U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, announced that he'll visit the airport Monday morning to announce the funds, which come from aircraft fuels taxes collected and then distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    8. F-15 fighter jets based in Westfield moving temporarily to Westover in Chicopee

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 11 2013)

      F-15 fighter jets based in Westfield moving temporarily to Westover in Chicopee

      Residents near Westover Air Reserve Base are likely to experience increased noise from training flights of F-15 Eagle fighter jets that will be stationed there or as long as six months.  About 14 of the jets from the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing will be temporarily located at Westover while Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield undergoes a $30 million project to repair its runways.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield   Barnes Municipal Airport

    9. Regional Business Opportunities from Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 9 2013)

      Regional Business Opportunities from Paris Air Show

      But we also joined with the Hartford-Springfield Economic
      Partnership and the State of Connecticut in a lead generation initiative for
      New England’s Knowledge Corridor©. We met with over 20 international companies (from
      France, Germany, Austria, Norway, Israel, Italy, even Liechtenstein) that have
      an interest in the US market.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor   Michael Graney

    10. Massachusetts Companies at the Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 3 2013)

      Massachusetts Companies at the Paris Air Show

      The EDC organized a stand for three Massachusetts companies –
      Hoppe Technologies, Westfield Electroplating and Aimtek -- in the United States
      Pavilion at the recent Paris Air Show. The company executives who attended experienced
      first-hand the world’s biggest air show.

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      Mentions:   Boeing   Westfield   Michael Graney

    11. Chicopee's Westover, Barnes Air Guard in Westfield to benefit if Massachusetts approves $177 million bond bill for capital projects at military bases

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 27 2013)

      Chicopee's Westover, Barnes Air Guard in Westfield to benefit if Massachusetts approves $177 million bond bill for capital projects at military bases

      The capital dollars would be available for the six military bases in Massachusetts: Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee; Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield; Natick Soldier Systems Center; Fort Devens; Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford; and the Massachusetts Military Reservation on Cape Cod. Brooks said a runway resurfacing at Barnes, which is owned by the City of Westfield, is a "perfect example" of how the state funding can be put to good use, and combined with federal and local funding for what Quenneville said is a $20 million project.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Chicopee

    12. $24.5M in upgrades for Westover

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jun 24 2013)

      $24.5M in upgrades for Westover

      A major modernization project is about to begin; one designed to improve the way planes are fueled at Westover Air Reserve Base. The base is receiving $24.5 million for a new fuel hydrant system, which will consist of 14 hydrants and two 210,000 gallon above-ground tanks.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    13. Westover Air Base in Chicopee to see new $24 million refuling system

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 17 2013)

      Westover Air Base in Chicopee to see new $24 million refuling system

      “This is a very significant investment into the infrastructure and long-term viability of the base. The $24 million upgrade will help Westover perform its mission more effectively. As one of the largest employers in the region, this contract will bring construction jobs and economic growth,” said U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, who represents the base.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    14. EDC Activities at the Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jun 13 2013)

      EDC Activities at the Paris Air Show

      We will meet 22 global companies that have been prequalified for (at minimum)
      interest in the US market and awareness of the Knowledge Corridor aerospace
      cluster.  Some are potential inbound
      investors and some are looking to enhance their US supply chain.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Knowledge Corridor

    15. Great New England Wings & Wheels show will bring World War II aircraft and vintage cars to Westover in Chicopee

      Explore masslive.com (May 29 2013)

      Great New England Wings & Wheels show will bring World War II aircraft and vintage cars to Westover in Chicopee

      The “first edition” of the Great New England Wings & Wheels show will debut Aug. 24 and 25 at Westover Metropolitan Airport, 255 Padgette St. Planning for the show came about in the wake of the federal budget sequestration’s effects on military air shows around the nation. This show will take place on the civilian portion of Westover and is not expected to include any active military aircraft.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    16. Promoting the Western Mass Aerospace Industry

      Explore From the EDC (May 22 2013)

      We hope that we receive a robust response as we want to be
      able to showcase how robust our cluster is when we meet with numerous
      international aerospace companies and officials in Paris. We will use the booklet
      to point out our firms’ specific capabilities, the overall capacity of our
      cluster and to attract companies who want a US supply chain.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    17. Strong showing in NORAD inspection may help 104th Fighter Wing at Westfield survive budget ax; $25 million for runway, improvements sought

      Explore masslive.com (May 16 2013)

      Strong showing in NORAD inspection may help 104th Fighter Wing at Westfield survive budget ax; $25 million for runway, improvements sought

      Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray congratulated the National Guard's 104th Fighter Wing Thursday for a strong showing in its recent NORAD inspection, a result he said might help the 104th and the 1,100 people who work there survive the federal budget ax. "When you have quality personnel responding in such an exemplary manner, the Pentagon knows that can't be easily replicated," Murray said during a visit to a hangar at Barnes Air National Guard Base.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    18. Eastec manufacturing show returns to the Big E in West Springfield | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (May 13 2013)

      Eastec manufacturing show returns to the Big E in West Springfield | masslive.com

      Eastec, which features truck-sized industrial equipment that can cost up to $1 million and churn out precision parts to tolerances many times smaller than a human hair, is expected to draw more than 500 exhibitors and visitors representing nearly 700 companies from across the country, said Kimberly L. Farrugia, senior event manager for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Farrugia said it’s a 15 percent increase overall increase in registrations from 2011, the last time Eastec was in West Springfield. She anticipated overall attendance of about 11,000 over three days, May 14, 15 and 16.

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    19. Pratt & Whitney cuts 40 hourly jobs at East Hartford plant | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 8 2013)

      Pratt & Whitney cuts 40 hourly jobs at East Hartford plant | masslive.com

      In its annual report in February, UTC indicated that it plans to eliminate 3,000 jobs this year but did not say where the cuts will be made. In addition to Pratt, UTC includes the former Hamilton Sundstrand in Windsor Locks — now part of UTC Aerospace Systems — and Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   The Republican

    20. L-3 KEO president Michael Wall to retire at the end of the month; Matthew Richi to take helm at company formerly known as Kollmorgen

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 28 2013)

      L-3 KEO president Michael Wall to retire at the end of the month; Matthew Richi to take helm at company formerly known as Kollmorgen

      Business was so brisk at Kollmorgen that it outgrew its King Street headquarters and moved in 2011 to a new site on Village Hill with 50,000 square feet of additional space. Last year, the company was purchased by defense contractor L-3 Communications, which renamed it L-3 KEO.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    21. Looking to Make Some Waves

      Explore BusinessWest (Mar 26 2013)

      Looking to Make Some Waves

      The parent corporation, FloDesign, is essentially an aerospace company that has designed, prototyped, and developed products ranging from noise suppressors for jet engines to something called a RAP nozzle, a device that transmits a fluid force, gas, or fine particles over a distance with minimal loses. Thresher takes the helm at an intriguing time for the enterprise, as it looks to create new business opportunities and avenues for growth.

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      Mentions:   Boeing   Western New England University   FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.

    22. EDC Promotes Western Mass Presence at Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 20 2013)

      EDC Promotes Western Mass Presence at Paris Air Show

      Although space was officially “sold out” in the US pavilion,
      the EDC was able to acquire a space for three companies. We agreed to
      coordinate the administration of the Massachusetts Pavilion and Hoppe
      Technologies (Chicopee), Aimtek (Auburn) and Westfield Electroplating will join
      us representing our aerospace manufacturing cluster.

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      Mentions:   Boeing   Springfield   Chicopee

    23. The EDC on the Road

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 14 2013)

      The EDC on the Road

      EDC Senior VP Mike Graney will represent western
      Massachusetts at several conferences and trade shows during 2013. Please
      contact Mike at 413-755-1300 or m.graney@westernmassedc.com
      if you want to discuss our Shared Service Center initiative, international
      business development opportunities or any other interest in western
      Massachusetts. Of course, we are always pleased to host companies and consultants
      in Springfield, too.

      April 14-16                 Consultants Forum FDI               St. Louis

      April 22-25               BIO International Convention     Chicago

      May 13-15                  Plastics in Medical Devices        Boston (Waltham)

      June 17-21                 Paris Air Show

      September 23-26    Adva Med                                     Washington

      November 20-22     Medica                                          Düsseldorf

      December 2-4 ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    24. Smith & Wesson profit triples, outlook improves

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 7 2013)

      Smith & Wesson profit triples, outlook improves

      Smith & Wesson's profit tripled in the quarter that ended Jan. 31, its first announced results since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., focused attention on the gun control debate.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

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