1. Articles in category: Aerospace/Defense

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    1. Westover Air Reserve Base pumped $238 million into Western Massachusetts economy last year, federal officials say

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 12 2012)

      Westover Air Reserve Base pumped $238 million into Western Massachusetts economy last year, federal officials say

      Combining salaries paid to nearly 4,000 employees, runway construction and money spent on local restaurants, federal officials figure that the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover Air Reserve Base pumped about $238 million into the local economy last year.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Springfield   Chicopee

    2. Pratt & Whitney wins $817 million contract to supply jet engines for Indian military | masslive.com

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      The total contract, which the Defense Department just listed on its website, is valued at $817.9 million for installed engines as well as for spare F117-PW-100 engines, made in Connecticut at Pratt’s Middletown and East Hartford plants.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   Boeing   The Republican

    3. Westfield set to begin $2 million redesign and reconstruction of Airport Industrial Road

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      Westfield set to begin $2 million redesign and reconstruction of Airport Industrial Road

      The project is being financed primarily with state funding under the MassWorks Infrastructure Program. The city has already invested about $100,000 for survey, easement and land takings and design work, City Advancement Officer Jeffrey R. Daley said Thursday.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    4. Westfield to launch development effort for new air industrial park

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      Westfield to launch development effort for new air industrial park

      The proposed park, about 80 acres, sits adjacent to Barnes Regional Airport off North Road and abuts two large aviation firms, General Dynamics Aviation Services and Gulfstream Aerospace, located on Elise Street. Gulfstream is currently building a new $23 million maintenance facility that will bring an additional 100 high-skilled jobs to its current 130-member workforce. That facility is scheduled to be operational next spring.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    5. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is important for Massachusetts business

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      F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is important for Massachusetts business

      Tell Tool has invested $6 million in equipment and facilities upgrades in the hope that the Westfield company will soon be doing $10 million a year in business making fuel and hydraulic control manifolds for the next generation fighter jets.

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      Mentions:   Boeing   Chicopee   Westfield

    6. UMass Amherst gets NASA award

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      UMass Amherst gets NASA award

      The University of Massachusetts, Amherst will be one of five organizations across the country to receive funding from NASA to develop innovative technology that can be applied to the agency’s space program.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    7. Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport gets $2.3 million grant to continue noise mitigation project

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      Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport gets $2.3 million grant to continue noise mitigation project

      The airport has now received about $7 million towards completion of the project that addresses renovations or purchase of homes impacted by high levels of noise around the airport perimeter, Airport Manager Brian P. Barnes said.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    8. Buy Mass Event at Pratt & Whitney

      Explore From the EDC (Aug 8 2012)

      Buy Mass Event at Pratt & Whitney

      The EDC collaborated with Associated Industries ofMassachusetts (“AIM”) and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (“MOBD”)to organize a “Buy Mass” event on Monday at Pratt & Whitney in EastHartford. Executives from Pratt’s Global Supply Chain team interviewed 13Massachusetts firms, over half of whom were from western Mass, on a search fornew suppliers. The early returns were positive from Pratt and the Mass firmsthat participated.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Michael Graney

    9. Mount Holyoke professor part of NASA Mars Curiosity mission research team

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      Mount Holyoke professor part of NASA Mars Curiosity mission research team

      Dyar is on a team of about 40 scientists responsible for a complex instrument called a ChemCam, which is perched on the rover. Equipped with a camera, laser and spectrometer, the ChemCam is designed to collect and send data long-distance on the composition of soil and thousands of rocks on Mars.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Mount Holyoke College   Holyoke

    10. The Great New England Airshow Preview

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      The Great New England Airshow Preview

      Westover Air Reserve Base will host an Open House and the next edition of the the Great New England Air Show on August 4th & 5th, 2012. Gates Open at 8:30am, includes free parking and admission.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    11. Great New England Air Show preview to be offered at breakfast at Westover Air Reserve Base

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      Great New England Air Show preview to be offered at breakfast at Westover Air Reserve Base

      Hundreds of people will get a preview to the U.S. Army’s elite paratrooper team, stunt pilots and other acts that will be featured in the Great New England Air Show.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    12. New Buy Mass Event Scheduled at Pratt & Whitney

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 24 2012)

      The EDC is pleased to join Associated Industries ofMassachusetts (“AIM”) and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (“MOBD”)in announcing our next “Buy Mass” event. This is our first out-of-state event.It will be hosted by Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford on August 9.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Raytheon   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    13. Chicopee's Westover Metropolitan Airport to get security enhancements through FAA grant

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      Chicopee's Westover Metropolitan Airport to get security enhancements through FAA grant

      “This grant is indicative of the role Westover plays in the sense of national security and commerce,” Neal said, noting “physical improvements to both the civilian and military base during the past 15 years has amounted to tens of millions of dollars.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Allan W. Blair

    14. OnCore Manufacturing Springfield, Massachusetts Achieves AS9100C Certification

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      "Being AS9100C compliant at Springfield confirms our commitment to our aerospace and defense customers,” said Dan Perez, President and CEO of OnCore. "The continuous improvement of our Quality Management System is part of our customer commitment of providing complete solutions including total quality and regulatory compliance."

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    15. Massachusetts military bases pump $14 billion into economy annually, UMass report says

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      The report examines each of the six bases in terms of jobs, defense and homeland security contracts and economic impact. A larger report that focuses on defense and homeland security economic benefits to the six New England states, also done by the Donahue Institute and DTI, was released Monday showing a regional economic impact of $34 billion and 319,000 jobs.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Chicopee   Westfield

    16. Report: New England businesses and institutions shared $34 billion in National Defense and Homeland Security contracts in 2011

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      Report: New England businesses and institutions shared $34 billion in National Defense and Homeland Security contracts in 2011

      The amounts represent an increase 83 percent since 2003 and are responsible for 319,000 jobs at more than 5,000 firms and institutions across New England. In Massachusetts, defense and security contracts support 130,000 jobs at about 2,500 businesses and institutions.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Chicopee   Westfield

    17. Pratt & Whitney signs contract to supply jet engines to Russia's Irkut Corp. | masslive.com

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      Pratt & Whitney signs contract to supply jet engines to Russia's Irkut Corp. | masslive.com

      Pratt and Russia’s Irkut Corp. on Tuesday signed an agreement to offer the Pratt-built PurePower PW1400G engine on Irkut’s MC-21 line of planes, Todd Kallman, president of Pratt’s Commercial Engines operation, said.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   The Republican

    18. Farmington's Edac pays $11M for Mass. firm | HartfordBusiness.com

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      Farmington aeroparts maker Edac Technologies Corp. paid about $11 million for an Agawam, Mass., precision metal welder-finisher that helped put men on the moon.

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      Mentions:   TD Bank

    19. Defense cuts could be less damaging to Massachusetts jobs than other budget cuts, UMass study says | masslive

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      Defense cuts could be less damaging to Massachusetts jobs than other budget cuts, UMass study says | masslive

      U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., has said that now more than ever, federal investment in defense and non-defense priorities is critical to the Massachusetts economy, according to an email from his spokeswoman, Whitney Smith. Kerry wants Congress to take a measured approach to necessary budget cuts instead of allowing automatic budget cuts called for in a 2011 law kick in.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    20. Massachusetts officials to present arguments against cuts at Westover Air ...

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      Massachusetts officials to present arguments against cuts at Westover Air ...

      Murray created the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force after the U.S. Defense Department announced $259 billion in spending cuts proposed over five years that could impact the six military bases in the state.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Chicopee   Westfield

    21. UMass researchers looking at impact of heavy loads on soldiers' mobility

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      UMass researchers looking at impact of heavy loads on soldiers' mobility

      Graduate researcher Christopher Palmer and his team at the University of Massachusetts kinesiology department are hoping to save soldiers’ lives.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Amherst

    22. Gulfstream Corp. expects to create at least 130 new jobs at its Westfield aircraft maintenance facility

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      Gulfstream Corp. expects to create at least 130 new jobs at its Westfield aircraft maintenance facility

       A new $23 million, 125,000 square-foot maintenance hangar at Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. here will create the need for an additional 130 to 150 new local jobs.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    23. Plan to block cuts at Westover Air Reserve Base, other installations, endorsed by Massachusetts officials

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      Plan to block cuts at Westover Air Reserve Base, other installations, endorsed by Massachusetts officials

      Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray, who launched efforts last year to preserve the state’s military installations and manpower, said Thursday action by the House Armed Services Committee “is an important first step towards preventing disproportionate cuts to Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve including Westover Air Reserve Base.”

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    24. Gulfstream to break ground for expansion at Barnes airport in Westfield

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      Gulfstream to break ground for expansion at Barnes airport in Westfield

      Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will formally break ground Friday on the $20 million expansion of its facility at Barnes Regional Airport

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      Mentions:   Westfield

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