Bearing.com has released an article on June 6th 2016 talks about how ZWZ is working on creating six different bearings from their crystalline silicon slicing machine. These bearings will be used as import substitutes for one of their domestic customer. This has been delivered and put into good use.There has been more news stating that this specific customer has also placed another order with ZWZ for more multi standard bearings. With this being said, ZWZ is in production for these parts now.


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Bombardier is introducing a new pocket door to its Learjet 75 light jet for a more comfortable and enjoyable flight. With the addition of the new door bulk head it will separate the cockpit from the gallery, decreasing the noise in the cabin by approximately 6-8 decibels ; which are used to measure intensity of sound. The first plane to Exhibit the new Cabin door was on display at the EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition) show; held in Geneva, Switzerland.


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American Airlines, the major American airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, has recently announced that the airlines will be utilizing a new design on its long haul business class cabin. The seats in the newly designed cabins will be built by B/E Aerospace, the Wellington, Florida-based company. These new seats will be equipped in the Airbus A350 as well as the Boeing 787 Dreamliners which American Airlines has on order. B/E Aerospace’s new seats will also be installed on a handful of retrofitted Boeing 777-200s.


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A new wedge lock nut has been announced as part of TR Fastening LTD’s expanding line of bolt fasteners parts. The single piece delivers technology usually provided by two components – a washer for locking and flanged nut that is easy to use.


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RS Components design a new series of power connectors to be facilitate connectivity. These models are known as the TE Connectivity Nector M series connectors and are designed to be more flexible allowing them to fit into already existing models to be more agile. Its flexibility allows to the connectors to distribute the power and data to various devices more efficiently. The Nector Ms are designed to sustain harsh conditions such as bad environments and the outdoors.


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On June 2nd 2016, Marissa Martin wrote an article for Connector Tips talking about how TE Connectivity Ltd. and how they are increasing the range of accessibility for D sub connectors. In the article, Martin talks about how TE Connectivity as release more than 100 part numbers that will be available for purchase in the next six weeks or so. All of these 100 plus part numbers are under the AMPLIMITE D sub connector category. With this announcement, this is considered a huge benchmark for the company as TE Connectivity is planning to use this to significantly decrease the amount of lead time for standard AMPLIMITE connector parts. This decrease in time should be in effect by August 2016.


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Although it is a small one, Air Austral has officially joined the ranks of many other industry giants amongst the airline carrier world by taking in its first 787 Dreamliner. The delivery marked the first of two Dreamliners schedule to be delivered to Air Autral as part of a 2015 order which coincidentally marked the first time it is done so for a French operator remarked Boeing VP for commercial sales in Latin America, Carribbean and Africa, Van Rex Gallard.


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On May 9th, 2016 Jordan Mulcare released an article on Electronics Specific talking about how Mill-Max is planning to expand its line for the spring loaded pins.This recent addition of the spring loaded pin will come in the series: 0973-0-15-20-77-14-11-0. This type of spring loaded pin can accept up to 20AWG wire. Not only can it accept the wire but the spring loaded pin also has a maximum stroke of 0.080” which can also be used at the minimum spacing of 0.100”.


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On May 2nd 2016, Neil Hodgson wrote an article for Liverpool Echo UK talking about how Airbus is celebrating on their recent success of securing orders from four different airlines. It seems as if the US based airlines, Delta Airlines placed an order with Airbus for 37 units of their A321ceo aircraft.Here is what Ed Bastian, Delta’s upcoming chief executive has to say about this.


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On April 6th 2016, RF Globalnet released an article based off of Amphenol’s announcement on how they are now offering ruggedized VITA 46 compliant connectors. The VITA 46 compliant connectors will do than just meet VITA 46 standards. These type of connectors will even exceed VITA 46 standards. These connectors are designed specifically aerospace in mind. There are many commercial and military applications for these. This includes applications for things such as ground defense, missile defense, avionics, C4ISR, and space systems with over 10 gbps data rates.


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Emirates Airline has formally placed an order with Airbus for the delivery of two more A380 superjumbo aircraft, with delivery scheduled for late 2017.Each of these jumbo jets has a list price of $865.2 million. They will be powered by Rolls Royce engines, and have world-class in-flight entertainment systems installed.


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Rolls-Royce is planning to further expand its ASC (authorized service center) Network from the existing 58 to 68 locations. Rolls-Royce is supporting over 1800 in-service business aircraft engines under its CorporateCare fixed-cost maintenance management program. With a bevy of aircraft engines such as the BR725, BR710, Tay and AE3700 under its support, Rolls-Royce is emphasizing that CorporateCare is their top priority designed to create value for their customers and is widely considered the industry  leader in providing product support. Sales and marketing VP for Rolls-Royce’s small and medium engines, Stephen Friedrich believes that the program is a smashing success and that belief is backed up in the over 70% approval/acceptance rating for all current production engines by the public.


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Aerospace giant Bombardier Commercial Aircraft revealed that they have settled on a new Authorize Service Facility (ASF) agreement with Slovenian CRJ experts Adria Tehnika.  This new deal will expand the existing ASF arrangement between Bombardier and Adria Technika an additional five years.  Within the context of this agreement, Bombardier will allow Adria Technika to perform modification and upgrade services on all CRJ Series aircraft in Europe and CIS.   Adria Technika has already been providing these services to Bombardier for nearly 15 years, and this new deal only further solidifies their business relationship.


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Cirrus Aircraft is close to having its new SF50 Vision Jet receive full airworthiness certifications without ever having to perform an in-flight test of its aircraft parachute recovery system.  In the past the FAA has regarded the Cirrus Aircraft Parachute System (CAPS) as an essential safety feature for all Cirrus planes.  That being said, the FAA may not require an in-flight test of the CAPS system for Cirrus’ newest aircraft due to the unnecessary risk and costs.


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Fastener manufacturer Alcoa, recently announced that it will be naming one of its spinoff companies Arconic. The New York Based company is planning on splitting into 2 companies during the second half or 2016. The decision to split the company in 2 was announced in September of 2015 and was made to help increase the company’s cumulative stock-market value. Arconic, as the new company will be called, will focus on making multi-alloy products for the automotive and aerospace industries. Tuesday announced the name of its new spinoff: Arconic.


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Alcoa, the leading manufacturer of fasteners and rings, feels they have created the strongest structural blind fastener of its kind. The Huck Magna-Lok has a 12.7mm diameter, an extremely high shear and tensile strength, has a high resistance to joint failure.


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As time progresses, fasteners are becoming more and more complex with modern advancements. In order to meet the requirements of futuristic and innovative designs, fasteners are expected to save materials, weight, productivity, as well as component strength. A fastener is no longer simply about just its shape. Experts have identified a few benefits of metal forming over machining in the manufacturing process of fastening components.


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Tamarack Aerospace Group, Inc. has recently announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency, or EASA, has awarded the company a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Tamarack’s ATLAS™ brand Active Winglet system to be utilized on the Cessna model CE525 CitationJet as well as its variants, the CJ1+, CJ1, and the CJ. The European Aviation Safety Agency anticipates on following up with certification for the Cessna M2 around March in 2016. Certification in the United States by the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to take place by this summer for all four variants.


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Northrop Grumman Corporation, the American global defense and aerospace technology company, has recently revealed a concept drawing for their new sixth-generation fighter design. This sixth generation aircraft will be unlike any other fighter before it. Despite the fact that the fifth-generation F-35 has recently just started production, designers are already eager to get a head start on designing the airplane which will replace the F-15E Strike Eagle, F/A-18EF Super Hornet, and F-22 Raptor.


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In light of North Korea’s recent allegations that it detonated a hydrogen nuclear bomb the U.S. Air Force flew a nuclear capable Boeing B-52 bomber aircraft over the Korean Peninsula on January 10.


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