Aerospace Archives

Asteroids named for 2 ASU faculty members

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Two Arizona State University professors can add an unusual honor to the long list of accolades they have received: An asteroid has been named after each of them. This “out-of-this-world” honor has been conferred on professors Phil Christensen and Dave Williams. The two planetary geologists, both faculty members in ASU’s School of Earth and Space… Read More →

Innovators get boost from Arizona Commerce Authority

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) has selected 18 recipients for AZ Fast Grant, a highly competitive grant program that provides qualified Arizona-based, early stage technology companies with intensive training and technical assistance to help them commercialize their innovations, grow their businesses and create quality jobs. “Early stage companies play a key role in developing innovations… Read More →

Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum offers insight

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Members of Arizona’s business community are invited to the July meeting of the Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum hosted at the Phoenix office of international law firm, Greenberg Traurig. Steven Shope, president of Sandia Research Corporation and a founder of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute (CERI), will be the guest speaker at the July event.… Read More →

Mesa Air Group Adds E175 to Certificate

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Mesa Air Group, Inc. announced today it received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to add the Embraer E175 to its operating certificate, a critical accomplishment in its goal of having the aircraft “on line on time.” Mesa will begin its E-Jet operations this summer with the first of 30 aircraft scheduled for delivery as… Read More →

ACA helps foster manufacturing matchmaking

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“‘What is the overview of manufacturing in the U.S. and Arizona?’ That’s the question no one is asking. It’s a landscape of profound changes — especially for manufacturers who up their game and move up the value chain.” Brian Sherman is filled with enthusiasm. As the senior vice president of business development for the Arizona… Read More →