OEM News 09/09/2008

September 9, 2008

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Parker To Develop Hydraulic and Fuel Systems for Bombardier CSeries Aircraft
Parker Hannifin said its Parker Aerospace segment has been chosen by Bombardier Aerospace to design and produce the fully integrated hydraulic and fuel systems for its new CSeries family of aircraft. The company estimates that the contracts will generate approximately $1.2 billion in revenues over the life of the program. Read More

Lockheed Martin To Build Wing Sets for Navy P-3 Orions
Lockheed Martin got a $129.3 million contract to build a total of 13 new outer wing sets for the U.S. Navy's P-3 Orion fleet. The all new production outer wings will be delivered to the Navy beginning in early 2010 for installation on selected aircraft. Read More

Boeing Statement: Renegotiation Fails; Strike Called
Boeing issued the following statement after talks with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers concluded today without reaching agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, covering nearly 27,000 employees mainly in Washington, Oregon and Kansas Read More

General Dynamics Awarded $34 Million For M1A1 Abrams Tank Upgrades
The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $34 million delivery order for 30 M1A1 Abrams Integrated Management (AIM) main battle tanks. The contract includes an option for 30 additional AIM vehicles, bringing the total potential award value to $69.5 million. Read More

Saga Airlines Orders Two Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s
The Boeing Company and Saga Airlines said that the Istanbul-based airline has ordered two Boeing 737-800s with Blended Winglets. Saga Airlines has also secured two purchase rights for the same model. This order is valued at $149 million at current list prices. Read More

Lockheed Martin Team To Support DOE Hanford, Wash., Program
A team led by Lockheed Martin has been selected by the Department of Energy to provide a broad range of site services for its Hanford site, located in Richland, Wash. With a total program value of $3 billion over a 10-year period, the contract includes a five-year base contract period and options to extend it to an additional five years. Read More


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Benchmarking at IMTS
American Machinist conducted its third annual Benchmark Survey of American Machine Shops between February and April of this year.

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Tool Shop Optimization: Concurrent Engineering for Today's Machine Shop
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Announcements

American Machinist Launches New Internet Forum
The American Machinist Forum is a place to share thoughts, ideas and best practices for machine shops.

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