Pratt & Whitney Canada foresees 15% growth in the business aviation market globally by 2027.
The Aerospace Industries Association and other defense groups are calling on Congress to pass reforms to the security clearance process. In a letter to lawmakers, AIA and others voice support for provisions in the Intelligence Authorization Act that would speed up background checks and address the massive backlog.
President Donald Trump has signed the $717 billion 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. "This measure continues to rebuild and repair our military while making needed reforms in the Pentagon," said Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas.
Lockheed Martin has completed upgrades on the Air Force's C-5M Super Galaxy fleet, a project that took 17 years. The work extends the C-5M's service life into the 2040s.
Northrop Grumman has completed the integration of the APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar system on an F/A-18C Hornet for the Marine Corps. "The Marine Corps asked for an Active Electronically Scanned Array solution due to the radar's increase in reliability and sustainability with no decrease in operational performance," Northrop's Greg Simer says.
European companies are benefiting from US Navy programs, including the over-the-horizon missile work awarded to a Kongsberg-Raytheon team. Airbus and Leonardo are part of the competition to supply the Navy's next training helicopter.
Mandates such as ADS-B Out are increasing the retrofit and upgrade business for Rockwell Collins.