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Certifiable Predator B Fuselage Integration Begins

Marks First Step of Physical Production; Flight Testing Planned for Late 2016 SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that fuselage integration of its new Certifiable Predator® B (CPB) RPA system in now underway....

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Fuselages

Certifiable Predator B Completes Fuselage Integrity Testing

Major Step in Validating Aircraft Airworthiness Achieved SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that it has successfully completed fuselage structural integrity testing of its Certifiable Predator® B (CPB) RPA....

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Engineering Software

Design Software Supports Spirit AeroSystems' Early Delivery of Bell V-280 Valor Tiltrotor Fuselage

HyperSizer® software, from Collier Research, automates structural sizing and load analyses HAMPTON, Va. – When announcing the completion of the Bell V-280 tiltrotor fuselage at a September press conference, Bell Helicopter leadership applauded the Bell Helicopter/Spirit AeroSystems team for a job well done, ahead of schedule and within budget. This event marked the culmination of a...

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Spirit AeroSystems Completes First Fuselage for Bell V-280 Valor
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Spirit AeroSystems Completes First Fuselage for Bell V-280 Valor

WICHITA, Kan., - Spirit AeroSystems Inc. [NYSE: SPR announced it has completed the first fuselage to Bell Helicopter for the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program. The unit was designed and assembled in Spirit's rapid prototyping facility in Wichita, Kan., in just 22 months. The composite fuselage is being prepped to ship to Bell's Amarillo, Texas, facility for final...

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Spirit Delivers Third SDTA Fuselage to Sikorsky for Production Representative CH-53K Helicopter
Composite Fabrication Services

Spirit Delivers Third SDTA Fuselage to Sikorsky for Production Representative CH-53K Helicopter

WICHITA, Kan. - Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. [NYSE: SPR today announced it has successfully delivered to Sikorsky the third fuselage section for the CH-53K 'King Stallion' heavy lift helicopter program's System Demonstration and Test Article (SDTA) contract. Consisting of an integrated cockpit and cabin structure with a separately attached tail section, the composite-skinned fuselage will...

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KUKA Systems Develops Robotic Riveting System for Boeing 777 Wide-body Fuselage Assembly
Fuselages

KUKA Systems Develops Robotic Riveting System for Boeing 777 Wide-body Fuselage Assembly

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI and AUGSBURG, GermanyÂ- – When the Boeing 777X twin-aisle passenger jet goes into full production for its debut in 2020, each fuselage will be built using special advanced automation technology, the result of a collaborative effort by the airplane maker and the KUKA Systems Aerospace Group. The robotic pulse production line, known as the Fuselage Automated Upright...

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Dassault Joins Central Fuselage of New Falcon 5X
Fuselages

Dassault Joins Central Fuselage of New Falcon 5X

SAINT-CLOUD, France - Program on schedule for 2015 first flight Dassault Aviation has joined the main center fuselage subassemblies of the Falcon 5X, a key milestone in the production program for this innovative new large cabin twinjet. The 5,200 nm Falcon 5X was unveiled at the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada last October and performed its first virtual...

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Radar Systems

Northrop Grumman Highlights Global Security Capabilities at Singapore Air Show 2014

SINGAPORE –Â- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight its global security capabilities including airborne early warning and control systems, unmanned aircraft systems, fire control radars and infrared countermeasures. The air show is Asia's largest aerospace and defence event and one of the world's top three air shows. It takes place from Feb. 11-16 at the Changi Exhibition...

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Communications Software

Northrop Grumman Highlights Maritime Security Capabilities at Pacific 2013, Sydney

CANBERRA, Australia — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is participating in the Pacific 2013 International Maritime Exposition in Sydney, where it will highlight its maritime security capabilities, including unmanned aircraft systems for maritime and coastal surveillance, marine navigation, radar and mine detection systems, and maritime domain awareness. Northrop Grumman is committed to...

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