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    1. Barnes Regional Airport runway reconstruction could cause F-15 fighter jets to be temporarily transferred to Westover Air Force Base

      Barnes Regional Airport runway reconstruction could cause F-15 fighter jets to be temporarily transferred to Westover Air Force Base

      The project, which is estimated to cost at least $30 million, must be approved and funded by the Air National Guard, the Federal Aviation Administration, the city of Westfield and the state. It is very early in the planning process, he said.  If the runway is resurfaced, it will call for Fighter Wing’s F-15 Eagle fighter jets to be moved to another location while work is being done. Base officials are having discussions with those at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee and other airports in the northeast to find a temporary home for the planes, Mutti said.

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      Mentions: Chicopee Westfield
    2. NE defense industry cautious about looming budget cuts - Boston Business Journal

      What we do know is that defense spending plays a significant role in New England’s economy. According to the New England Defense Industry Report, released last summer by the Defense Technology Initiative, the region benefits from $34 billion in DoD and Homeland Security contracts, providing more than 319,000 jobs and over $22.6 billion in payroll. Massachusetts benefits the most, with 2500 companies receiving the lion’s share of defense-related contracts, totaling $13.9 billion, followed closely by Connecticut, with 1100 companies receiving $12.7 billion in defense spending.

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    3. UTC Aerospace cuts jobs, ends machining at former Hamilton plant | masslive.com

      UTC Aerospace cuts jobs, ends machining at former Hamilton plant | masslive.com

      UTC Aerospace Systems laid off 30 salaried workers last Tuesday at its former Hamilton Sundstrand plant, a company official said.  At the same time, the company officially set the date to end machining operations at the Windsor Locks plant, scheduling the layoff of the last 41 hourly workers involved in traditional manufacturing there, Machinists union Local 743 President Tony Walter said.

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    4. Greenfield's Applied Dynamics Corp. on the move and growing

      Greenfield's Applied Dynamics Corp. on the move and growing

      Applied Dynamics has about 70 employees, not counting the Glens Falls operation. About 62 of those are in the Greenfield repair facility, with the rest being sales people deployed around the Northeast. Manning said he hopes to start building wind turbines within a year in space that is available in Glens Falls and that could push employment levels there above 20 or 30.

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    5. Budget cuts proposed for Westover Air Force, Barnes Air National Guard bases to face continued opposition from Western Massachusetts politicians

      Budget cuts proposed for Westover Air Force, Barnes Air National Guard bases to face continued opposition from Western Massachusetts politicians

      Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray began work last year to rally public and political support for preserving and growing jobs at the state’s six military installations. He formed a task force, now being led by retired Air National Guard Gen. Donald Quenneville.

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    6. Pratt & Whitney gets $300M contract from South Korea Air Force

      Spokesman Shawn Watson told Mass High Tech that this is the first engine maintenance award Pratt & Whitney has received from the Republic of Korea.
      Pratt & Whitney’s F100 engine powers F-15 and F-16 aircraft worldwide, used by more than 23 air forces around the world, the company said. Pratt & Whitney has built more than 7,200 F100 engines, and also supplies the F135 engine for the F-35, F117 for the C-17 and F119 for the F-22.

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

      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
    8. Buy Mass Event at Pratt & Whitney

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

      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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    10. New Buy Mass Event Scheduled at Pratt & Whitney

      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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