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Orbital ATK’s Landsat 9 on track for 2020 launch

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, is making excellent progress on the NASA/U.S. Geological Survey Landsat 9 spacecraft less than a year after winning the contract award in October 2016. Landsat 9, an advanced land surface mapping satellite, will collect space-based images and data that serve as valuable resources… Read More →

Most Influential Women: Shawn Linam, Qwaltec

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017 in the July issues of the magazines. Azbigmedia.com will be profiling each of the Most Influential Women in Arizona in the coming weeks. Here is today’s spotlight: Shawn Linam, CEO, Qwaltec Linam is the CEO and co-founder of… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport earns Airport Innovation Award

The Airport Innovation Accelerator – established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a hub for innovation to drive creative approaches and build airports of the future – has selected Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to receive the second annual Airport Innovation Award for its creative work to improve the passenger experience and… Read More →

Most Influential Women: Maja Berlin-Del Vigna, Honeywell

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017 in the July issues of the magazines. Azbigmedia.com will be profiling each of the Most Influential Women in Arizona in the coming weeks. The Most Influential Women in Arizona will be honored at a reception from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.… Read More →

Chandler-based AvAir named No. 2 parts supplier

Arizona-based AvAir continues to rise to the top, with the aftermarket aircraft parts provider snagging the number-two spot in The Aviation 100’s “Parts Supplier of the Year” rankings. Then annual publication honors the best of the best in today’s aerospace industry, honoring the top 10 performers across 10 different categories, and AvAir continues to surge… Read More →

Did University of Arizona scientists find undiscovered planetary body?

An unknown, unseen “planetary mass object” may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research done at the University of Arizona on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal. This object would be different from — and much closer than — the so-called Planet Nine, a planet… Read More →

Chandler’s PacSci EMC among Top 10 NASA iTech finalists

Chandler-based PacSci EMC is among the innovators behind the Top 10 entries in NASA iTech’s latest call for ideas have been selected and invited to participate as finalists in the 2017 NASA iTech Forum. NASA iTech is a collaborative effort to find and foster innovative solutions that aim to solve challenges on Earth and also… Read More →

Able Aerospace Services recognized as top exporter

What do aerospace, peanut butter and elite athletic conditioning have in common? They are thriving businesses in our region that are exporting products and services all over the world. The Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program is celebrating the exporting successes of 17 businesses in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal Counties, and honoring four of them with… Read More →

Drones’ growing role in agriculture’s future

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The use of UAV or drones commercially is not new. They have been used for non-military purposes since the 1980s. However, drone technology is rapidly expanding and a multitude of industries are finding innovative uses for these aircraft every day. In the agriculture industry, drones are providing high tech solutions throughout crop cycles. Drone technology… Read More →

KinetX to support NASA’s upcoming mission to Jupiter

KinetX

Tempe-based KinetX Aerospace has been selected by NASA for navigation and mission design support of a new interplanetary space science mission named ‘Lucy’. Lucy will be the first exploration to determine physical characteristics of the far-off, mysterious Jupiter Trojan bodies through a series of close-up flybys. “As the only private company NASA has ever certified to… Read More →

Arizona defense firms may see Trump spending bump, but not soon

Defense businesses in Arizona that have been hit hard in recent years by a downturn in contract spending are looking to a Trump administration for possible relief – but experts said that could take years to arrive. Even if President-elect Donald Trump can work with Congress to fulfill campaign pledges, he likely will not be… Read More →

Raytheon adding nearly 2,000 jobs with Arizona expansion

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations by adding nearly 2,000 jobs at the Missile Systems business headquarters over a five year period. The company plans to hire workers at all skill levels with an emphasis on engineering and other higher-wage, technical positions. Job creation, facilities expansion and operational output is… Read More →

HEAT Forum recap

HEAT Forum

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, experts from Arizona’s Healthcare, Energy, Aerospace and Technology industries convened to discuss innovation, challenges and success stories within their industries at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.   [View the story “HEAT Forum” on Storify] HEAT Forum recap was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Jesse A. Millard

Qwaltec earns $19 million deal with U.S. Navy

Qwaltec, Inc. was awarded a five-year $19 million contract with the United States Navy. The contract is for Satellite Operations and Maintenance Services (SOMS) located at the Navy Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) in Point Mugu, Calif. The Qwaltec team consists of Qwaltec, Inc., a Tempe, Ariz.-based Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) and LJT & Associates, Inc., based in… Read More →