The FAA estimates that nearly 100,000 aircraft will need to equip with ADS-B Out between now and 2020, but does the U.S. aviation industry have the time and resources to get them done in time? (As reported in Avionics Today)
Companies that supply advanced navigation and electronics systems for private, commercial and military are facing ever increasing challenges to meeting regulatory requirements such as the new requirements for ADS-B. Requirements such as this not only affect the ability for companies to ramp up to the production demand but also the engineering, ERP and business systems that are used to design and build these products. Extending from . . . Read More
Companies that supply components and complete systems for military and defense electronics are facing ever increasing challenges with meeting regulatory requirements such as the ones referenced above from May 12. Regulations such as this not only affect the design and packaging of components and systems but the engineering, ERP, and business systems that are used to design and build these products.
Companies that do not have in place proper. . . Read More
The first Friday in October will celebrate the third annual manufacturing day across the U.S.
Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for manufacturers, educators and manufacturing associations to hold events celebrating and educating people on the current manufacturing environment.
The manufacturing sector used to be the largest sector and one of the most visible in the U.S. However, the Service sector has quickly become the largest sector in the U.S. and has also attracted a lot of the U.S. labor force. Manufacturing Day is another opportunity for the industry to draw potential workers back to the sector.
The lack of skilled manufacturing workers has become . . . Read More
Ever heard of Grits Y'all?
Sweet tea and grits are about to be introduced to a whole new generation of Southern transplants. There are many things that the South is known for, but sweet tea and grits appear to be among the top 10 items associated with the South. The other is the infamous, "Southern Hospitality".
The South has always had a charming appearance that entices visitors with its history, traditions, and hospitality. Many of those visitors have made the South their home as they retired. There is a diverse landscape that provides a lot of options for these "Southern transplants".
Here's how this relates to the aerospace and auto manufacturing industries: Read More
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Increasingly, original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs), contractors, and suppliers in the aerospace
industry find themselves in a tailspin in an uncertain economic
environment. Given the daunting challenges of growing competition,
escalating energy and raw material costs, fixed-priced contracts, market
unpredictability, and security issues, running a profitable business
has become harder than ever.