1. Articles in category: Aerospace/Defense

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

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Jun 7 2012)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 1 2012)

      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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. Northeast Helicopters Flight Services plans to relocate to Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport

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      Northeast Helicopters Flight Services plans to relocate to Westfield's Barnes Regional Airport

       Northeast Helicopters Flight Services, the country’s oldest helicopter pilot training academy, plans to relocate to Barnes Regional Airportlater this year. The flight school, created in 1974 and located at Ellington Airport in Connecticut, could break ground for its new facility as early as next fall, Rhonda J. Boulette, who along with husband John Boulette owns the school, said Monday.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Westfield   The Republican

    9. Barnes Regional Airport noise mitigation project gets under way in Westfield

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      Barnes Regional Airport noise mitigation project gets under way in Westfield

      Jane W. Verbeck, of Wyle Laboratories which oversees the noise mitigation project, said 13 homes are currently targeted for new windows and other upgrades. Bids for another 19 homes are due May 1 at the city’s Purchasing Department at City Hall.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican

    10. Massachusetts officials seek to preserve military jobs in wake of anticipated Defense Department cuts

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 15 2012)

      Massachusetts officials seek to preserve military jobs in wake of anticipated Defense Department cuts

      State and congressional leaders will focus on the state’s strategic location, its base sharing by different military units and community support in their effort to protect the Baystate’s military installations and jobs from federal Defense Department budget cuts.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield   The Republican

    11. Air Force announces plans to cut 333 military, civilian jobs in Massachusetts

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      Air Force announces plans to cut 333 military, civilian jobs in Massachusetts

      The majority of cuts for Massachusetts target Otis Air National Guard Base and specifically the Air Operations Group assigned there, according to Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice, commander of the Massachusetts Air National Guard.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield   The Republican

    12. Deval Patrick administration plans strategy to protect Massachusetts military facilities

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 27 2012)

      Deval Patrick administration plans strategy to protect Massachusetts military facilities

      Murray, who will chair the new Commonwealth’s Military Asset and Security Task Force, said the agency will work “directly with stakeholders to develop and implement actions that will support military bases across the Commonwealth.”

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Bradley International Airport   MassDevelopment

    13. Smaller airports in Western Massachusetts provide big service to state economy

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      Smaller airports in Western Massachusetts provide big service to state economy

      A recently released report, “Massachusetts Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study,” completed by the state transportation agency, detailed that all 39 of the Bay State’s airports, which also include Boston’s Logan International, employ more than 124,369 workers, provide a combined payroll of $4.8 billion with a total economic impact which exceeds $11.9 billion. (Logan, alone, accounts for $8.9 billion of the economic impact.)

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Chicopee   Westfield

    14. State, congressional leaders stress cooperation in defense of Massachusetts military installations

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      State, congressional leaders stress cooperation in defense of Massachusetts military installations

      U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, said Monday that a proposed reduction in aircraft at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee is just that – a proposal – and one that makes little sense given recent federal investments in improvements at the base.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   The Republican

    15. Chicopee's Westover Air Reserve Base may fall victim to federal budget squeeze

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      Chicopee's Westover Air Reserve Base may fall victim to federal budget squeeze

      Westover Air Reserve Base has about 6,000 people working there, from pilots to barbers to clerks at the base exchange store, and the base pumped about $238 million into the regional economy in 2011, according to an Air Force Study.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Chicopee

    16. ITT Exelis laying off 76 workers

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jan 18 2012)

      A manufacturing company in West Springfield laid off 76 employees on Wednesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    17. Pratt & Whitney loses out on $7 billion deal when Saudis pick GE for Boeing F-15 fighters

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      Pratt & Whitney loses out on $7 billion deal when Saudis pick GE for Boeing F-15 fighters The $29.4 billion overall F-15 deal is part of a $60 billion sale to the Saudis tentatively announced in late 2010, which includes the purchase of Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft’s Black Hawk and Boeing’s Apache helicopters. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boeing   The Republican

    18. Defense contractor ITT Exelis employees in West Springfield facing untold number of layoffs in 2012

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      Defense contractor ITT Exelis employees in West Springfield facing untold number of layoffs in 2012 Defense contractor ITT Exelis will be laying off an untold number of employees at the West Springfield, Virginia and California facilities in 2012. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    19. Cyalume Technologies and Nammo Talley, Inc. Announce Collaborative Relationship

      Explore GlobeNewswire (Nov 9 2011)

      Derek Dunaway, Cyalume president and CEO, stated, "The ability to work with Nammo Talley, a unit of an established international defense company, confirms my confidence in Cyalume's past achievements and growth prospects. We are pleased to collaborate by contributing our non-toxic, non-incendiary and non-dud producing payload to Nammo Talley's superior products." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    20. West Springfield unit included in ITT defense spinoff

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      West Springfield unit included in ITT defense spinoff The ITT Power Solutions factory in West Springfield is now part of ITT Exelis now that conglomerate ITT has split itself into three separate corporations (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. Navy lab may boost local businesses

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Oct 27 2011)

      “We have companies who have developed vests that help autistic children deal with their conditions and some of those applications may be suitable for military, just to choose one example,” said Allan Blair, President and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   Allan W. Blair

    22. Westover air base pumps $238M into western Mass.

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Oct 27 2011)

      The U.S. Air Force says the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee poured nearly $238 into the local economy in the financial year ending Sept. 30, marking a $29 million drop over the previous year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    23. EDC Assesses Regional Competitiveness

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 14 2011)

        The EDC commissioned CWS Consulting Group to assess ten regional industry sectors for growth and investment potential. CWS used the western Mass section of a 2008 statewide study by Moran Stahl & Boyer commissioned by the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development (“MassEcon”) as its starting point and assessed changes and opportunities that have arisen since then. This study achieved two objectives for us. It addressed our competitiveness against a regional peer group and it helped us improve our understanding of the internal workings of the sectors as part of our Homefield Advantage program. The study identified regional competitive advantages in the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Homefield Advantage

    24. $23 million Gulfstream project announced in Westfield

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      In Westfield, Gulfstream has already started hiring for the highly technical aviation maintenance and repair jobs that will fill the new hangar, Mark Burns said. “These are the kinds of jobs that can uplift a community,” Burns said. “We are very proud of that.” Westfield beat out sites in other states that were vying for the maintenance facility because of the quality of its workforce. “Our customers routinely tell us that this facility is the best,” he said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

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