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Saturday, June 23, 2018

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BMT Names Vittal MD in India

Anup Vittal (Photo: BMT)

BMT has appointed Anup Vittal as Managing Director in India.An aerospace and defense industry veteran, Anup has over 28 years’ experience working in both the private and government sectors. He joins BMT following his most recent role as an industry expert and external consultant with Ernst & Young and prior to this, as Managing Director and Member of the Board at Safran Engineering Services India.

Former ST Marine President Pleads Guilty to Corruption

Chang Cheow Teck, the former President of ST Marine, has pled guilty to ‎one charge under section 157(1) of the Companies Act. Chang was sentenced to a Short Detention Order of 14 days.    Change served as ST marine president from March 2008 to April 2010, and was also the former President of Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd from May 2010 to June 2014.

Vision Technologies Systems Subsidiaries Report Minor Damage

Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. and ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering -- as a result of Hurricane Ivan. Marine’s Pascagoula, Miss.-based headquarters. Montgomery, Alabama, where VT Miltope is located. the proper precautions to protect their homes and families. Wednesday at noon. Aerospace Engineering is minimal. next week.

Marine Business Helps Power GD Forward

On Wednesday, January 25, General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), began construction on a fifth ship for the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)/Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program. (Image: General Dynamics NASSCO/USN)

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) reported fourth-quarter 2016 earnings from continuing operations of $807 million, a 5.6 percent increase over fourth-quarter 2015, on revenue of $8.2 billion. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $2.62 compared to $2.40 in the year-ago quarter, a 9.2 percent increase. Full-year earnings from continuing operations were $3.1 billion, a 3.3 percent increase from 2015 on revenue of $31.4 billion. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were up 8.7 percent at $9.87 compared to $9.08 in 2015.

Defense Companies Poised For Growth Under Bush

Despite the uncertainty of new government policy, the defense industry presents a picture of renewed growth, boosted by higher spending and technology funding under the George W. Bush administration. Makers of the nation's warfare technologies along with Wall Street analysts and industry consultants spent a week bragging about new opportunities and the likelihood of changes to Pentagon policy that would foster growth after 15 years of strained budgets. What's more, defense and aerospace stocks ended on a high note, climbing amid a broad market slump as 24 U.S. and British warplanes struck Iraqi military targets using various long-range, precision-guided weapons.

ST Engineering Streamlines Its Entities

Courtesy ST Engineering

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that Visiontech Investment Pte Ltd (Visiontech Investment), a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering’s aerospace arm, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd, has applied to the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority in Singapore to strike off its name from the Register of Companies pursuant to Section 344 of the Companies Act, Chapter 50. Visiontech Investment was incorporated in 1990 and has been a dormant company since 2008.

ThyssenKrupp Acquires Waterjet Business Activities

ThyssenKrupp Aerospace, via its U.K. subsidiary, has acquired the business activities of The Waterjet Group, based in Darton, South Yorkshire/U.K. The closing took place on July 31, 2013. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The Waterjet Group (around 40 employees) was established in 2002 and is a U.K. waterjet cutting company for the aerospace industry. The company has several waterjets and related value add equipment, a large number of aerospace approvals and to a smaller extent also serves other high-tech industries, including the medical technology sector. The Waterjet Group operates out of a site near Leeds. With its equipment the company is able to process a wide range of materials and sizes for the European and international customer base.

IEEE Honors Retlif Testing Laboratories

Top row left to right: Owen W. Watford, Business Development Mgr.; Walter A. Poggi, President; William K. Hayes, Executive Vice President; Mike Hull, Environmental Laboratory Supervisor; Ron Hull, EMI Laboratory Supervisor. Bottom row left to right: Scott Poggi, Director of Operations; Raymond Daugherty, Sales Consultant; Donald Dwyer, Security Officer; Donald Lerner, EMC Test Engineer (Photo: Retlif)

Independent Electromagnetic Compatibility testing (EMC) and Environmental Simulation testing (ESS) company Retlif Testing Laboratories said it has received an award from technical professional organization the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Ronkonkoma, N.Y. based Retlif, a longtime provider of strategic compliance services to the marine and maritime sector, was cited as a “Friend of the IEEE Long Island Section” and received a commemorative plaque for providing financial assistance, consultative advice and for hosting EMC Society events over the years.

Ship Identification: JIB Antennas Added to Canada's RADARSAT Constellation

RADARSAT Constellation: Image credit Northrop Grumman

Small, lightweight JIB antennas from Northrop Grumman Corporation's Astro Aerospace business unit will help provide a new maritime identification capability for Canada's three RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) Earth observation satellites planned for launch in 2018. Astro Aerospace will provide 13 self-deploying, monopole JIB antennas as part of an Automated Identification System (AIS) being added to the identical radar-imaging satellites under a contract from RCM prime contractor MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.

Metal Action Machining Ltd. Certified to AS9100

Metal Action Machining Ltd. (the CNC Division of Analytic Systems) has announced that they have been certified to the International Standards Organization (Certificate number AS-1197), Aerospace AS9100 Quality Management System. On the heels of being certified to ISO9001-2008 one year ago, Metal Action decided to upgrade to the Aerospace Certification. This will allow Metal Action to obtain new aerospace contracts for the likes of AVCORP, ASCO, Boeing, Bombardier, etc, as well as to assist in the potential work for the (NSP) National Ship Procurement project with Seaspan Marine. AS9100 fully incorporates the entirety of the current version of ISO 9001 while adding additional requirements relating to quality and safety.

Volvo Penta Names Ljungström VP of Finance, CFO

Lars Ljungström (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Lars Ljungström has been appointed to vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO) for Volvo Penta of the Americas, effective July 2017. Ljungström will provide strategic leadership over finance, planning, budgeting and reporting for North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. He will also oversee coordination of IT systems and services, as well as legal and sales operations. Prior to this appointment, Ljungström was CFO at GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, where he was responsible for finance and IT…

BV Extends Offshore Services with APSYS Partnership

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) informs it has extended the range of reliability solutions it provides for the global offshore industry through a partnership with aerospace risk management firm APSYS. Under the agreement, APSYS will adapt best aerospace practices and tools to the offshore oil and gas industry and BV will implement APSYS solutions to assist clients in building robust and safe installations while optimizing design and operating costs. Matthieu de Tugny, Senior Vice-President and head of Offshore, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division, said, “Everything we do today for our clients in offshore energy has to be focused on reducing costs and operating downtime while improving efficiency and safety.

TE Connectivity Launches Online Resource Center

TE Connectivity's Aerospace, Defense & Marine business announces its new community-centered website for design engineers, www.DesignSmarterFaster.com. The site is meant to be a resource center for design engineers to connect directly with TE Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who can advise and team up with them early in the design process to help bring their products and systems to market faster with smarter, better solutions. "Every day, design engineers in the aerospace, defense and marine industries face connectivity challenges in the toughest…

Maritime Moves 95% of UK's Global Trade

Photo: Maritime UK

The Maritime sector makes a substantive macroeconomic contribution to the UK through turnover, Gross Value Added (GVA), employment and through the compensation of employees., says a report by Maritime UK, which is  commissioned the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)  to estimate the value of the UK maritime sector. The CEBR findings were formally launched in Parliament on Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Maritime Minister, Rt Hon John Hayes MP, Chair of International Trade select committee…

ST Engineering Rejigs Top Deck

Lee Fook Sun

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced the appointment of senior management personnel to new key management positions in the Group with a view to further strengthen its leadership team. Mr Lee Fook Sun, currently President of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) and President, Defence Business of ST Engineering, will assume additional responsibilities as Deputy CEO of ST Engineering. In this new position, he will explore additional synergies across the Group's four business sectors.

Air-independent Underwater System Demonstration

ONR selects Hamilton Sundstrand for demonstration of energy-dense PEMFC based air-independent propulsion system. UTC Aerospace Systems' legacy Hamilton Sundstrand business was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) to demonstrate an energy-dense air independent power system for an undersea vehicle as part of ONR's Long-Endurance Undersea Vehicle Propulsion (LEUVP) Program. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. This Program will develop an energy storage system that will allow an undersea vehicle to carry out a longer mission with additional capabilities. UTC Aerospace Systems, together with UTC Power and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.…

Shipping Partnerships Create Economic Opportunity in Everett

Courtesy Port of Everett

Every month Eastern Car Liner (ECL) loads aerospace containers for transport back to Japan to be reloaded with new airplane parts. Typically, this is the only cargo loaded on this vessel at the Port of Everett – until recently. This weekend, for the second time, Everett-based log supplier, Forest Marketing Enterprises, Inc. (FORMARK) will be delivering nearly 3.3 million board feet of logs to the Port of Everett to be loaded under deck of the ECL chartered ship. This shipment is the second of six total shipments for the year, of what is expected to be a multi-year business partnership.

CIRCOR Names Vincent Sandoval President, Aerospace & Defense

Vincent Sandoval: Photo credit CIRCOR

Provider of valves and other highly engineered products for markets including oil & gas, power generation and aerospace & defense,  CIRCOR International, Inc., inform that Vincent Sandoval will join the Company as Group President—CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense effective March 19, 2014. CIRCOR add that Mr. Sandoval currently is the President of TransDigm Group, Inc.’s Semco Instruments subsidiary, which designs and manufactures sensors and harnesses for use on various commercial and military airframe and engine platforms. Prior to joining TransDigm in 2010, Mr.

Aerospace Capacitors for Deepwater

Photo courtesy Streicker & Company Inc.

Evans Capacitor Company, whose energy-dense Hybrid capacitors are found on space shuttles and advanced aircraft, has made these capacitors available for deepwater use. Tested to 10,000 psi and impervious to salt water, these tantalum Evans Hybrid capacitors provide up to two joules/second and 0.5 joules/g. They have more than 10 times the energy density of aluminum capacitors. Evanscaps filter power, fire pulses, correct power factors and allow submersibles to ride through critical power interruptions. Hermetically sealed, they are available with four-pin mounts or threaded mounting studs.

Schell, Appointed CEO, Rolls-Royce Power Systems

ROLLS-ROYCE APPOINTS ANDREAS SCHELL AS CEO, ROLLS-ROYCE POWER SYSTEMS, Photo Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce announces today that Andreas Schell has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS). Andreas will join Rolls-Royce later this year, reporting to Chief Executive Warren East, and take up his new position from 1 January 2017, succeeding Dr Ulrich Dohle who is retiring. Andreas has a wealth of international leadership expertise, running large complex organisations involved in high-technology engineering across a number of sectors including aerospace and automotive in Germany, the UK and US.

New Satellite Technology Boosts Glacier Research

Tandem L is the name of a new satellite radar system Photo Alfred Wegener Institute

Bremerhaven, November 4, 2016. Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute are developing with experts from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) a new satellite measurement method for the observation from space of the large ice masses of Greenland and the Antarctic. "Tandem L" is the name of a new satellite radar system, Which launched in the year 2022 Could Provide urgently needed data Concerning the shrinkage of the ice sheets in Both hemispheres. Concerning the construction of the radar and the launch of the satellite mission of the same name…

Sr Management Restructuring at Rolls Royce

Warren East, Chief Executive of Rolls Royce Photo Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce is today announcing a new senior management structure as the first step in the wide-ranging restructuring announced on 12 November 2015. The move will simplify the organisation, drive operational excellence and reduce cost; ensuring Rolls-Royce is better placed to deliver long-term profitable growth. The current divisional structure of Aerospace and Land & Sea will end, removing a layer of senior management. From 1 January 2016, Rolls-Royce will operate as five market facing businesses…

Ship Intelligence 101

(Image: Rolls-Royce)

The Rolls-Royce portfolio of equipment and services extends well beyond the engine room, leveraging decades of experience in myriad business sectors. The words ‘Rolls-Royce’ can roll right off your tongue, and when they do, the average person in the maritime space probably thinks first of big, powerful, and environmentally-correct marine engines. That might have rung true just two decades ago, but today, that visual doesn’t give justice to what the firm has evolved to become. That’s also where Jay McFadyen, Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President for Ship Intelligence, comes in.

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