Category: Aviation / Aerospace

Air Electro (AEI) produces an extensive line of connectors and contacts for the Civil Aerospace industry. Civil interconnect products include MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, II, & III in Aluminum, Steel, and Composite Shells; MIL-DTL-26500 Qualified to the BACC Connector Specifications, EPX General Purpose Rectangular Connectors, ARINC 404 & 600 Series. In addition, AEI distributes a variety of Filter Connectors, Grounding Modules, along with Engine Connectors conforming to EN2997 & MIL-DTL-83723 Series III specifications. Further, AEI distributes a wide range of Fiber Optic, Boeing BACC, and Airbus ASNE Connectors. Air Electro is also the world’s largest distributor for Tri-Star Mil-DTL-39029 contacts, along with their BACC47, and EN3155 Series.

US Air Force Launches Contest to Replace the B-52 Bomber’s Engine

General Electric, Rolls-Royce, and Pratt & Whitney will compete for the chance to outfit the U.S. Air Force’s B-52 bomber fleet with new engines, with a contract award projected for June 2021. The Air Force released a request for proposals for the B-52 Commercial Engine Replacement Program to the three companies on May 19. The engine makers are
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Virgin Orbit Gets Thumbs-Up for Space Force Launches from Guam

VOX Space has received approval to launch payloads into orbit from Guam, the company announced May 7, and its first launch there will place experimental cubesats on orbit for various government agencies. The Virgin Orbit subsidiary said it signed an agreement with the Department of the Air Force that will allow it to conduct launch
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