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Collins Aerospace and AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industries Corporation (HAIG) announced a contract signing for seven additional shipsets for the HAIG AC312 series of helicopters. This is an extension of a long-term contract signed in 2015 for 100 shipsets.
The avionics shipsets consist of the latest helicopter cockpit display system, communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) equipment for increased situational awareness and safety.
“This contract is testament of our capability to provide HAIG with solutions to meet their requirements of safety, reliability and efficiency now and for the long term,” said Grace Du, managing director of avionics. “Together with our worldwide MRO network, Collins is well positioned to support the delivery and operation of HAIG’s civil helicopter fleet in China and beyond.”
Mr. Zhang Liwen, VP of HAIG said “Collins Aerospace is an important partner for the AC312E program of AVIC HAIG. The two sides have always kept good cooperation and friendship. We would like to express our thanks to Collins Aerospace for the great support to the AC312E program in the field of avionics.”
DARPA has selected three industry corporations for the Underexplored Systems for Utility-Scale Quantum Computing (US2QC) program. US2QC seeks to determine whether an underexplored approach to quantum computing is capable of achieving utility-scale operation – meaning its computational value exceeds its cost – much faster than conventional predictions.
NASA has selected hundreds of small businesses and dozens of research institutions to develop technology to help drive the future of space exploration, ranging from novel sensors and electronics to new types of software and cutting-edge materials. The project, funded by NASA’s Small Business Technology Transfer program, could help improve the efficiency of solar cells for space missions and use on Earth.
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Nolan Johnson recently interviewed Jahr Turchan, director of Veteran Services & Advanced Manufacturing Programs for Blackfox Training Institute. They discussed some of the new programs at Blackfox, including the Veteran Advanced Manufacturing Certification program. Thanks to programs like these, this is a great time for veterans transitioning into the manufacturing workplace.