1. Articles in category: Aerospace/Defense

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    1. 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

    2. 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

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

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      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

    4. 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

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

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      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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

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

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      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

    13. 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

    14. 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

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

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      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

    16. 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

    17. $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

    18. Signs point toward Gulfstream Aerospace announcing new maintenance hangar in Westfield

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      Signs point toward Gulfstream Aerospace announcing new maintenance hangar in Westfield Gulfstream Aerospace plans to host Gov. Deval L. Patrick at a news conference Friday at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, an apparent sign that Westfield has been successful in its efforts to bring a new Gulfstream maintenance hangar and 100 jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    19. United Technologies creates new division of Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand and Goodrich

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      “It appears that the company wants to consolidate its position as a commercial aerospace market supplier, hence the exclusion of Sikorsky from this new group,” Pettibone said, referring to Sikorsky Aircraft. “With all the operations under one organization, the new aerospace unit should be able to offer significant packages of components – one-stop shopping, if you will – to manufacturers.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   The Republican   United Technologies

    20. GOV. MALLOY APPOINTS FOUR TO CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY BOARD

      Explore Military & Aerospace Electronics (Sep 22 2011)

      Governor Dannel P. Malloy today appointed four people to the Connecticut Airport Authority and named the board's chair. Appointed board members must have business and management experience and expertise in financial planning, budgeting and assessment, marketing, master planning, aviation, or transportation management. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Dannel Malloy

    21. Paris Air Show yields $60M for CT aerospace | Hartford Business

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      Hartford conglomerate United Technologies Corp. - called Connecticut's signature aerospace company by DECD - reported significant orders for jet engines during the show, which will ripple through to the state's supply chain. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   Dannel Malloy

    22. The Pentagon's scaling back on military spending could impact Western Massachusetts machine shops

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      The Pentagon's scaling back on military spending could impact Western Massachusetts machine shops “I don’t have a lot of cold hard facts on this, but I’ve already seen two major impacts in my own business,” said Larry A. Maier, president of Peerless Precision Inc. in Westfield and co-president of the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, a trade group with members in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties as well as in northern Connecticut. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Palmer   Springfield

    23. Hamilton-Sundstrand gets $6.6 million contract for submarine device design work

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      Hamilton-Sundstrand gets $6.6 million contract for submarine device design work The order was among the Defense Department’s latest contract listings and identifies the Naval Sea Systems Command, in partnership with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as the contracting agencies. Under terms of the deal, Hamilton will investigate the possibility of using dry materials that can remove carbon dioxide from a submarine’s atmosphere, the listing says. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   The Republican

    24. Westover Air Reserve Base among Massachusetts military installations in line for $96 million in construction funding

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      Westover Air Reserve Base among Massachusetts military installations in line for $96 million in construction funding The spending to upgrade facilities at Westover is part of $96 million in construction funding approved by the U.S. Senate on July 22 for projects at five military installations in the Baystate, including Westover. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Kerry   Chicopee   Westfield

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