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Embracing Emerging Technology to Better Manage Transportation Cost

We’ve all heard the transportation market is cyclical, right? Years are marked as “shipper” or “carrier” markets.

New Tools Enable AM to Create Differentiating Aerospace Products that Make the World Better

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a technology that is more than three decades old, and Boeing has been a leader in researching and implementing AM in the aerospace industry since 1997.

How Commercial Satcom Is Delivering New Capabilities For The UAVS Of Today And Tomorrow

While advancements in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have emerged as a “buzzworthy” topic for the military and government in recent years, the technology has served our nation well for more than a century.

A Culture and Mission Aligned to Encourage Continuous Innovation

Manufacturing highly complex technical hardware for the defense industry presents some unique challenges for a manufacturing facility.

The future of defense is the INTERNET OF THINGS OPED

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting opportunity for the global defense and security industries.

Integrating Drones into the Most Complex Airspace in the World

Every day, more than two million passengers and 50,000 loads of freight fly on 27,000 commercial flights within five million square miles of U.S. airspace.

Featured Vendors

Hypergiant: The Next Space Tech Giants

Hypergiant develops artificial intelligence services and solutions to create the best in class operational intelligence for businesses looking to respond to the challenges of tomorrow, today

SpaceFab : Multi-Purpose, High Performance, and Affordable Space Telescope

SpaceFab™ is currently building its first generation satellite, a space telescope with 50 cm (20 inch) optics, to be launched in early 2022. The company will provide a service for researchers, corporations, and the general public to schedule astronomical observation as well as Earth observation using our space telescope. Customers will also have access to archived space and Earth imagery

Paragon Space Development Corporation : Supporting Sustenance with Innovative Life Support

Paragon is the premier provider of environmental controls for extreme and hazardous environments. A pioneer in life support and thermal control solutions for mission-critical operations in extreme environments for space, defense, and commercial sectors since 1993

Dassault Systemes : Leading The New Space Race

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform aids New Space players succeed in the new frontier of satellite technology. It speeds up their ability to design and manufacture sustainable first-time-right rocketry and satellite systems with the required quality, at lesser costs, and ultimately accelerate the delivery of satellites. By integrating technology into product development, new space companies can accelerate the product lifecycle from concept to take-off and gain a critical first-to-market advantage. This is made possible through a suite of powerful digital capabilities that include real-time collaboration, virtual simulation, and optimized planning, along with the virtual twin experience

DeVine Consulting:  Achieving Superior Value in the Digital Economy

DeVine Consulting: Achieving Superior Value in the Digital Economy

Offers a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art products and solutions that include scientific application development, high performance computing systems management, atmospheric science and data modeling. While their menu of services focuses primarily on atmospheric sciences and scientific data modeling, it also includes advanced cyber security services such as: penetration testing, IT security assessments, security reviews and audits, and an array of system and network administration services. DeVine plans to grow further by continually refining its project coordination practice, expanding upon its functional mentorship programs by growing them into true centers of excellence, and empowering its cadre of incredibly capable and creative teammates drive the company and their clients to success

Advanced Rockets Corporation : Expanding Access to Space

Advanced Rockets Corporation : Expanding Access to Space

Advanced Rockets Corporation (ARC) specializes in the design and development of hypersonic technology and space vehicle systems. Through its innovative and ground-breaking innovation, ARC is making space more accessible to everyone and propelling the aerospace industry into the future. The company’s design approach focuses on challenging and rethinking the role of time-tested, tried-and-true technology while pushing the boundaries of what is possible through robust and cost-effective launch systems

Hughes Circuits Inc : Powerful EMS engineering talent at work

Hughes Circuits Inc. (HCI) is an electronics manufacturing service (EMS) provider. The company houses a complete PCB layout service bureau, PCB fabrication facility, full-service PCB assembly and metal fabrication facility, all at one location and under one management team which eliminates costly errors, rework, and delays. Its Design for manufacturability experts focus on ensuring the highly reliable assembly of all variations—from basic thru-hole to fine pitch micro-ball grid arrays. HCI applies its knowledge and expertise throughout the design and manufacturing process to avoid product failure or rework, often resulted from common errors such as wrong component footprints and incorrect design rules

KVH : Strengthening the Maritime Connectivity

KVH : Strengthening the Maritime Connectivity

KVH designs, manufactures, manages, and supports all the aspects of this satellite communication system, providing a complete end-to-end solution. Thus, KVH not only makes the implementation of the solution a lot simpler but also creates greater opportunities for its refinement, innovation, and flexibility. Besides, The company has a range of options and flexible packages to aid seafarers to connect with family and friends via affordable calls and emails. KVH also lets the crew access daily news updates, watch their favorite movies, and get the thrill of sports coverage through its entertainment content service, KVH Link.

U.S. Aerospace Corp.: Revamping Aerospace through Best-in-class MRO Services

U.S. Aerospace Corp (USAC) is a veteran-owned company specialized in aviation component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). USAC has an impeccable track record of serving all the critical aviation market segments with integrity, dedication, and trust. With its competitive pricing and an unmatched turnaround time, USAC is committed to helping commercial and regional operators revive their aircraft using reliable suppliers providing quality parts. With on-time delivery of serviceable parts, the operators can maintain their airplane fleet in pre-determined conditions of airworthiness to safely transport passengers and cargo

Perform Air International Inc : Redefining Excellence in the MRO Industry

Perform Air International Inc. is an industry leading provider of aircraft component repair and overhaul services (MRO). For 34 years, they have provided countless air carriers around the world safe and reliable component repairs with exemplary customer service, product support and an insightful approach to continual improvement. Perform Air International has put themselves at the leading edge of the industry, implementing an SMS program several years ago prior to any regulation requiring such. This program is now maturing and is founded in their mantra, “Safety in the Sky Begins on the Ground.” All employees are trained and educated on Human Factors and Aviation Safety Principles focusing on each person’s contribution to providing a safe and reliable product

Helicopter Parts & Service (HPS): A One-Stop-Shop for Helicopter MRO

Helicopter Parts & Service (HPS) is a helicopter MRO service provider that successfully delivers superior service to the aviation community, domestically and internationally, with prominence in Central and South America. From annual inspections to dynamic components overhaul of interior refurbishing; from avionics refreshers to structural repairs and paint, HPS acts as a one-stop-shop for helicopter MRO services.

CPC: Achieving Marine Service Excellence with Expertise and Technology

A leading maritime technology services contractor that integrates personnel expertise, technology, and hardware to provide exceptional maritime solutions to clients.

Advanced Composite Structures : Innovative Solutions for Rotor Blade Repair

ACS provides effective repair services for rotor blades to help clients save costs and get their aircraft into the air faster

Covington Aircraft : A One-stop Shop for Aircraft MRO

Covington Aircraft : A One-stop Shop for Aircraft MRO

Founded in 1972, Covington Aircraft is a world-leading aircraft engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility specializing in PT6A turbine engines and R-985 & R-1340 radial engines. Covington is a Pratt & Whitney Canada certified Distributor, and Designated Overhaul Facility with locations in Oklahoma, Brazil, and Mississippi, providing world-class corporate, military and agricultural aircraft services. With well-equipped hangar space, mastery in overhauling, and a 24x7 global AOG response team of expert mechanics, Covington effectively minimizes aircraft downtime

PKL Services : A Single-Stop Destination for Military Support Service Requirements

PKL Services : A Single-Stop Destination for Military Support Service Requirements

PKL Services, Inc. is an elite provider of skilled personnel based in California delivering aviation maintenance, training, and logistics management services for its aerospace and defense customers. The Company is focused on continual improvement, often exceeding customer expectations when it comes to enhancing the quality standards of aircraft maintenance, training, and logistics support in dynamic conditions. By choosing PKL, clients can expect a partnership that balances agile, effective performance with an unyielding commitment to their core values. As a testament to its capabilities, the Company was recently awarded a new contract to provide material and logistical support to the fifth-generation F-35 fighter aircraft for the U.S. Navy, a new contract to provide operational maintenance service support the VX-9, the U.S. Navy’s Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron, and the C-2 Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) aircraft assigned to VRC-30

Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO): Partner for Innovation, Collaboration, And Success

Astronics Corporation serves the world's aerospace, defense, and other mission-critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions

Collins Aerospace : Empowering Military Rotary Wing Aircrafts with Scalable Open Architecture Systems

Collins Aerospace : Empowering Military Rotary Wing Aircrafts with Scalable Open Architecture Systems

Collins Aerospace is a leading designer and manufacturer of aerospace systems for commercial, regional, corporate, and military aircraft. By bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has proven capabilities in Open Systems Architecture that will help reduce the overall lifecycle costs and risks associated with the next-generation fleet of vertical lift platforms in addition to reducing pilot workload while delivering enhanced situational awareness and safety. The company is applying new standards and technologies to what is required of the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) to build the FVL ecosystem. Collins is also updating and maturing open software capabilities to meet the requirements of future verticals

Janicki Industries: Designing and Building High-Precision Parts and Tooling

Janicki Industries: Designing and Building High-Precision Parts and Tooling

Janicki Industries is a privately owned, full-service engineering and manufacturing company with facilities in Washington and Utah, USA. Janicki specializes in manufacturing parts, prototypes and tools made of advanced composites and metals. Janicki is certified for fly-away composite parts. Janicki is fully capable of building your largest projects utilizing large-scale facilities, high-precision 5-Axis mills, autoclave and large annealing oven. We have deep experience in many composite systems including: syntactic putty; 160ºF machined putty; 250ºF carbon/fiberglass hybrid molds; 350ºF Carbon tools; and 350ºF Invar and Steel molds. This 100% in-house capability for the total tooling and parts solution enables a one-stop shop for customers

Millimeter Wave Products: Architecting the Wave of the Future

Mi-Wave specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of millimeter wave and microwave products

Manufacturing International Services (MAIS Industries LLC): Providing Intelligent Machining Services

MAIS Industries specializes in providing a wide range of part processing services and cost-effective labor solutions...

LUX Manufacturing: Turning Solids into Reality

LUX Manufacturing is a Sunnyvale, CA-based family-owned machine shop offering precision machined parts. The company...

Acutec Precision Aerospace Inc.: Providing Unmatched Manufacturing Expertise

Acutec Precision Aerospace is a machining and subassembly supplier partner. the company is successful in addressing...

Dallas Aeronautical Services: Spearheading Aircraft Repair with Engineering Excellence

Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) is an FAA part 145 repair station that provides corporate and commercial aircraft...

Konrad Marine : Diverse Product Line to Meet Marine Propulsion Needs

Konrad Marine : Diverse Product Line to Meet Marine Propulsion Needs

Konrad Marine specializes in designing high output stern drives that surpassed the status quo and outwork anything on the water.The company's stern drives are specifically designed to meet the end-users demand for durability and minimal maintenance intervals. Today, the primary industries they serve are commercial, military, and recreational markets. Konrad Marine's product line range allows them to dial in successful applications and provide exceptional service to boat builds across the globe. Konrad Marine’s stern drives serve as a superior choice for electric/hybrid and autonomous applications.

NAPA: Holistic Solutions for Ship Design and Operations

NAPA: Holistic Solutions for Ship Design and Operations

NAPA offers industry leading software, services and data analysis for ship design and operation. NAPA’s design tools are fit for all types of surface vessels and also submarines, along with multiple applications, like time domain flood simulation, complex damage and intact stability analysis, ship performance analysis, structural design, and many more. NAPA offers a complete package of 3D based ship design solutions that can be utilized from the very early stages of the design process for multiple disciplines. Additionally, NAPA presents extensive solutions for intelligent, safe, and efficient ship operations to increase performance, fuel-efficiency, and eco-efficiency for monitoring and optimizing the voyages. They have built a global ecosystem where its solutions are being leveraged by several marine industry stakeholders

Jaunt Air Mobility: Reinventing Urban Air Mobility

Jaunt Air Mobility designs and builds piloted and autonomous eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-off and Landing) aircraft for urban and regional mobility. Since its inception in 2019, Jaunt Air Mobility began to design a radically different type of "compound aircrafts" by leveraging Reduced rotor Operating Speed Aircraft (ROSA™) technology offering a different concept and approach to the urban air mobility sector. The technology combines an airplane's efficiency with the vertical take-off and landing of a helicopter with higher performance. Aircraft designed with ROSA technology can slow the rotor down and fly from wings, resulting in the quietest, safest, and most efficient hovering aircraft

Certified Aviation Services (CAS): The Answer to All Aircraft MRO Needs

Certified Aviation Services (CAS): The Answer to All Aircraft MRO Needs

Certified Aviation Services is a leading provider of MRO services for fleet operators, lessors, OEMs, and Adjusters globally. Throughout its nationwide network, CAS conducts line maintenance, modifications, installations, component overhaul, as well as heavy recovery and repairs. Each division is committed to providing customers with innovative, cost-effective solutions when and where they need it. From line maintenance, hangar activities, remote recoveries/repairs, aircraft appearance to aircraft parking and storage, CAS offers a wide range of services to its customers. CAS delivers top-level third-party line maintenance services, short-term and long-term storage programs, as well as full remote capability for aircraft-lease deliveries, returns, and transitions

UCAL Systems (formally known as Amtec Precision): An Automotive Machining Leader Foraying into the Aerospace Industry

UCAL Systems (formally known as Amtec Precision): An Automotive Machining Leader Foraying into the Aerospace Industry

UCAL Systems is a leader in high volume, high precision, and tight tolerance manufacturing of metal components, including—but not limited to—power train systems, fuel systems, and ride control. With its unrivaled capability to machine an extensive variety of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, the company holds a proud legacy of supporting several top-tier automotive OEMs globally. The company can deliver close tolerance parts machined out of a wide range of materials such as specialty steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and other exotic alloys to aerospace OEMs that address their various manufacturing needs

Boston Consulting Group: Ascending to New Heights in Aerospace and Defense

BCG’s diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change through leading-edge management consulting as well as data science, technology and design, digital ventures, and business purpose. The company work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow their clients to thrive