Aerospace Archives

Ranking Arizona voting for 2016 ends tomorrow

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Everybody wants to be the best. In business, being the best can boost a company’s bottom line. Ranking Arizona lets Arizona companies prove they’re among the 10 best in their industries. Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business, which is published annually by AZ Big Media, is the result of largest business opinion poll taken in… Read More →

Goodyear defense contractor gets Air Force research grant

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Prime Solutions Group, an aerospace and defense consulting contractor located at the West Valley Technology Center near the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport, has received a prestigious Small Business Innovative Research grant from the United States Air Force. Joseph Marvin, president of the 17-employee firm, said the Phase I grant is a major accomplishment that will allow his… Read More →

$7M JLL Hangar sale shows Phoenix aerospace is flying high

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The Phoenix office of JLL has closed the $7 million sale of The Hangars at 5615, a major, state-of-the-art office and hangar facility with direct runway access to Phoenix Mesa-Gateway Airport, the hub of Phoenix’s up-and-coming aerospace corridor. Although the property is currently 100 percent vacant, it is being acquired by an investor with an expected commitment for… Read More →

NASA honors NAU for asteroid observations

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A team led by David Trilling, associate professor of astronomy at Northern Arizona University, has been selected to receive a NASA Group Achievement Award. According to NASA, the Spitzer Near Earth Asteroid Team is being recognized “for exemplary science implementation, analysis and execution of the Spitzer 2011 MD and 2009 BD near-Earth Asteroid Observations for… Read More →

Defense department honors Glendale, Snell & Wilmer

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced today that two employers in Arizona have been awarded the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The City of Glendale and Snell & Wilmer LLP, a law firm based in Phoenix, were two of 15 employers from across the… Read More →

ASU scientists play key roles in new NASA mission

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NASA is sending a mission to see if Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter, has conditions suitable for life, and three ASU scientists are involved with the mission’s instruments. Three scientists in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) — Philip Christensen, Mikhail Zolotov, and Everett Shock — are involved with NASA’s… Read More →

FAA approves FPV Catalog for commercial use of drones

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An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) related business in Southern Arizona received a Federal Aviation Administration exemption to fly drones. FPV Catalog, an online source for multirotors and winged aircraft parts and accessories, is one of the first retail sites in Arizona to be granted authorization from the FAA to fly its UAVs for commercial and… Read More →

Arizona’s aerospace industry may turn to space tourism

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Arizona’s missile and space vehicle industry has faced massive cuts to its government contracts over the last four years, forcing some companies to explore other revenue sources. Experts said the industry may turn to space tourism and commercial space programs to fill that gap. The state has several advantages to expand in this market: good… Read More →

FAA approves USAA request for drone research

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The Federal Aviation Administration has approved USAA’s request to test how unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, could help speed review of insurance claims from its members following natural disasters. USAA is one of the first insurers to be granted the approval for such testing. “Our members have grown accustomed to seeing us pave… Read More →

Honeywell Aerospace designated VPP by ADOSH

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The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department recently acknowledged Honeywell Aerospace – Phoenix/Deer Valley location as a “STAR Site” through the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).  Companies who are awarded the STAR designation demonstrate exemplary and comprehensive, safety and health management systems.     VPP is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s… Read More →

Az Business honors Industry Leaders of Arizona winners

Executives from Sprouts Farmers Market accept an Industry Leaders of Arizona Award Wednesday at the Camelback Inn. Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Some of the most dynamic businesses in Arizona were honored Wednesday as winners at the 2015 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in the communities they serve. Companies were selected from five key industries: • Aerospace and defense •… Read More →

Az Business names Industry Leaders of Arizona finalists

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Az Business magazine is proud to present the Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in the communities they serve. Companies were selected from five key industries: • Aerospace and defense • Commercial and residential real estate service contractors •… Read More →

Aerospace & Defense Forum will discuss best practices

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Members of Arizona’s business community are invited to the Jan. 13 meeting of the Arizona Chapter of the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Forum, where attendees will learn how to successfully work with Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) from a quality perspective. The event is hosted by the Phoenix office of international law firm Greenberg… Read More →

ASU receives rare space rock gift

Meenakshi Wadhwa, director of the Center of Meteorite Studies in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, holds lunar meteorite NWA 7611. The gift will be on display for the short term, but there are plans to use it for research purposes in future years.
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Arizona State University’s Center for Meteorite Studies recently received a precious gift. Aside from its price tag, what makes this space rock so special is where it came from: the moon. The new sample belongs to the rare class of meteorites originating from the moon called “lunaites.” Of all known distinct meteorites in this world,… Read More →