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The latest top stories in aircraft manufacturing worldwide.

Large scale 3D printing machines are now operating in the Airtech Europe facility, Luxembourg.
November 18, 2020
Airtech's first Centre of Innovation opened in Tennessee in 2019, and has now been joined by a facility in Luxembourg. Both offer Print-Tech additive manufacturing, with shorter lead times than conventional methods. Full Story
November 18, 2020
A virtual workshop shared the vision and methodology of continuous improvement adopted by Leonardo with the Leonardo Production System. Forty SME suppliers can potentially benefit. Full Story
thyssenkrupp Aerospace and Dynamatic Technologies Limited have expanded their framework agreement to supply aluminium sheets and plates.
November 18, 2020
Safran Electrical & Power will supply ENGINeUS electric smart motors to the Bye Aerospace eFlyer family of aircraft.
November 18, 2020
Bye Aerospace already has sales agreements for over 700 eFlyer aircraft, and has opted to equip these with Safran's ENGINeUS 100 smart electric motor with fully integrated motor controller. Full Story
Wisk’s autonomous all-electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) air taxi.
November 18, 2020
Wisk Aero and Alaka'i Technologies will join others to prepare for NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign NC-1 beginning in 2022, where NASA will begin to assess vehicle readiness. Full Story
Boom Supersonic and Collins Aerospace will collaborate on advanced nacelle technology for Boom’s supersonic airliner, Overture.
November 18, 2020
Collins has completed 19 nacelle certification programs over the past decade, so believes it is uniquely positioned to collaborate with Boom Supersonic as it aims for greater economy and lower noise. Full Story
Meggitt will supply radome technology for the Multi-Function Array radar system on the Typhoon.
November 11, 2020
Meggitt has designed a higher and broader bandwidth radome to protect from environmental effects, prevent interference whilst being highly transmissive for the AESA radar system's operational modes. Full Story
November 11, 2020
A large factory, with several hundred offices, workstations, and flexible work spaces, and classified and unclassified labs, will be completed by 2022 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Full Story
November 11, 2020
Irkut Corporation is starting ground tests on the MC-21-310 prototype aircraft. It features Russia-manufactured engines which have already been tested in one of the pods of an Ilyushin Il-76. Full Story
November 11, 2020
Northrop Grumman plans to integrate a combination of OMS/Open Communication Systems sensors and software-defined radios across multiple platforms, networks and nodes to ensure multi-domain interoperability. Full Story