aerospace

Advanced Manufacturing Employer Partnership highlighted in Fox 61 WorkinCT

WorkinCT #CTConfident: Push for new talent in advanced manufacturing (Fox 61 News, 9/18/18) Shawn Dow is fairly new to Phoenix Manufacturing in Enfield. “I was an auto mechanic before. There’s only so much you can do in the auto field without owning your own business, and here you can really expand…

Aussie Defense Summit stops at CCAT’s AMC

Aussie Defense Summit stops at CCAT’s AMC

As part of Australia’s first-ever defense summit in Connecticut, a group of officials stopped by CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center on Sept. 14 to check out our capabilities and what we could offer their supply chain. The tour was led by AMC Associate Director Wayne Sumple and included CCAT’s Executive Vice…

CCAT taking part in 2018 USA-Australia Defense Trade Summit

America and Australia are coming together for an International Defense Trade Summit in Mystic, Conn. on Sept. 17-18 that will promote international business opportunities in the aerospace, marine and cybersecurity industries, workforce training and technology centers. U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-2), the Connecticut District Export Council, and representatives of more…

Faced with dearth of replacement part suppliers, Air Force aims to make itself more self-sufficient

(Federal News Radio, 7/31/18) The Air Force’s aircraft fleet is getting on in years. One problem with that is that replacement parts are becoming more expensive and more difficult to find, since many of the original manufacturers don’t even exist anymore. But the service is launching a two-year pilot project…

Cyber security top priority for aircraft makers, says Airbus

(Computer Weekly, 7/18/2018) There is a high level of collaboration in the aircraft industry on cyber security, but not all other industries are at the same level, according to an industry veteran at multinational aerospace and defense firm Airbus Everything the air manufacturing industry plans is considered through the lens…

Pratt & Whitney Teams with Industry Leaders to Test Additively-Manufactured Rotating Parts for Engines

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announces its participation in an industry team developing and testing additively manufactured turbomachinery components, including the first additively manufactured rotating part for Pratt & Whitney development programs. The team includes Norsk Titanium, the Notre Dame Turbomachinery…

CT aerospace firms to showcase products at international airshow

(Hartford Business Journal, 7/12/18) Connecticut’s aerospace sector will flex its prowess at an international airshow in England next week. Eight local aerospace companies will showcase their offerings at the Farnborough International Airshow from July 16 to July 22 in Hampshire, Great Britain. The companies, including Windsor manufacturer Aero Gear, Suffield-based Arcor Laser…

Aero Gear Unveils Expanded Manufacturing Facility

(Impomag, 6/15/18) WINDSOR, CT — Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith joined over 50 VIP guests for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration on June 12th at Aero Gear in Windsor. Aero Gear founder Doug Rose welcomed suppliers, local leaders and customers to tour the facility’s new 24,000-square-foot addition and…

Synergy High School Students Celebrate Pre-Apprenticeship Completion

Synergy High School Students Celebrate Pre-Apprenticeship Completion

The manufacturing pipeline is only starting to get filled up in Connecticut. There’s more coming. At a celebratory ceremony held at Synergy Alternative High School in East Hartford on June 8, 13 students received certificates for completing their pre-apprenticeship program and 72-hour online ToolingU training. Governor Dannel P. Malloy spoke…