Airframer Bell teams with German suppliers for 525 pitch

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Thursday, 15 April 2021

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Pipistrel to design heavy cargo UAV for logistics in China
Apprentices onboard
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10,000 jobs already
Korean industry combines behind KAI fighter jet prototype
Nantes delivers
A321XLR production kicks off with arrival of centre wing box

A321XLR production kicks off with arrival of centre wing box

Parts of the centre wing box are reinforced, such as the spars, frames and upper and lower panels. Its arrival in Hamburg, along with fuselage panels from TAI, marks the start of aircraft structural assembly.
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Carl Zeiss
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Local collaboration
Bell teams with German suppliers for 525 pitch

Bell teams with German suppliers for 525 pitch

Seven businesses based in Germany have been signed up as suppliers to Bell as the company promotes its 525 model for law enforcement service there. The local police are a long-standing Bell customer.
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Master Fluid Solutions WDG GmbH
Accelerated timeline
Pipistrel to design heavy cargo UAV for logistics in China

Pipistrel to design heavy cargo UAV for logistics in China

Research at the Technical University of Munich is behind the Amazalia flight control system which will steer Pipistrel's heavy cargo hybrid VTOL drone. The partners hope it will see service in 2023.
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Quintus Technologies
Apprentices onboard
Global 7500 wing production passes one hundred

Global 7500 wing production passes one hundred

Employer-of-the-year in Texas, Bombardier has delivered fifty Global 7500 jets and has now completed the first hundred wings at its Red Oak facility. A local apprenticeship scheme has maintained the flow of fresh talent.
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IHS ESDU
Satellite technology
Airbus laser comms terminal promises speed and security

Airbus laser comms terminal promises speed and security

The UltraAir terminal will be capable of laser connections between an aircraft and a satellite in geostationary orbit at a rate of several gigabits-per-second, while providing anti-jamming and low probability of interception.
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AC Products, Inc.
10,000 jobs already
Korean industry combines behind KAI fighter jet prototype

Korean industry combines behind KAI fighter jet prototype

South Korea reckons to have become the eighth nation worldwide to produce its own supersonic jet aircraft. KAI is aiming to source 65% of the list price of the first mass production unit domestically, across 85 items.
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Toray Advanced Composites