April 15, 2019 Update


The Carlyle Group Completes the Acquisition of StandardAero Aviation Holdings Inc. From Veritas Capital
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based StandardAero Aviation Holdings Inc. is one of the aerospace industry’s largest independent providers of services. Services include MRO for aircraft and rotorcraft engines, auxiliary power units and components; airframe services including major alterations; FAA authorized avionics capabilities; comprehensive engineering services; and custom exterior and interior design, completion and paint. These capabilities are provided through a network of specialized facilities and mobile service teams. The company’s services are provided to commercial aviation, business aviation, military and industrial power customers.

Global Ordnance, LLC Acquires Chemring Military Products, Inc. From Chemring Group PLC
Perry, Fla.-based Chemring Military Products, Inc. is a DDTC-licensed and ISO 9001:2008-certified trading company that provides a complete set of brokering services to the U.S. and approved foreign customers. CMP’s expertise covers technical data package development, program and supply chain management, quality assurance, export control and worldwide logistics for a wide variety of NATO and Russian-standard ammunition, pyrotechnics, weapon systems and platforms for ground and air warfare.

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. (ST Engineering) to Acquire Newtec Cy N.V.
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium-based Newtec develops satellite communication equipment and technologies for broadcast, government and defense, IP trunking and consumer and enterprise VSAT. Founded in 1985, the company’s products include satellite terminals, modems, modulators, demodulators, redundancy switches, OEM boards, and monitoring and control software and subsystems.

Enlightenment Capital Portfolio Company EverWatch Corp. Acquires Northwood Global Solutions, LLC
EverWatch Corp., a portfolio company of Enlightenment Capital, acquired Northwood Global Solutions, LLC.
Herndon, Va.-based Northwood Global Solutions, LLC is a provider of technology solutions specializing in cloud architecture and migration, cybersecurity, analytics, and big data systems architecture to the Intelligence Community.

FLIR Systems, Inc. Completes Strategic Investment in DroneBase, Inc.
Santa Monica, Calif.-based DroneBase, Inc. is a global drone operations company that provides businesses access to one of the largest Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (UAS) pilot networks. DroneBase and its pilots have completed over 100,000 commercial missions in more than 70 countries and in all 50 states, providing aerial images and data services across multiple industries, such as residential and commercial real estate, insurance, telecommunications, construction, and media.

KKR & Co. L.P. Portfolio Company Hensoldt Holding GmbH to Acquire Major Parts of NEXEYA
Chatenay-Malabry, France-based NEXEYA is a provider of solutions for mission critical environments. Founded in 1997, the company designs, manufactures, integrates and enables specialized products and services for the areas of test and integration solutions, space systems, mission management systems, power conversion and customer support. The acquisition of a substantial portion of NEXEYA’s activities will complement Hensoldt’s portfolio and help drive international growth.


InTech Aerospace Makes Technology Investments, Expands Facilities for More Customer Services
InTech Aerospace LLC, a long-standing aviation technical services firm specialized in commercial and government airplane interiors and components, has expanded its main MRO facility near George Bush Int’l. Airport, and has added even more technology improvements to its capacities.

Northrop Grumman Successfully Completes Second Ground Test of New Rocket Motor for United Launch Alliance Atlas V
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) conducted its second ground test of a 63-inch diameter Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM 63) today in Promontory, Utah. The company developed this new side-mounted rocket motor to add power to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launch vehicle.

Gulfstream G650ER Shatters Speed Record For Farthest Business Jet Flight In History
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the ultralong-range Gulfstream G650ER once again proved its unrivaled performance, beating a recent competitor speed record while at the same time increasing the distance flown for the farthest business jet flight in history. The G650ER flew from Singapore to Tucson, Ariz., at an average speed of 597 miles per hour/960 kilometers per hour over a distance of 8,379 nautical miles/15,518 kilometers. The G650ER’s performance beat the previous record by 44 minutes and more than 225 nm/417 km, asserting the aircraft’s title for flying farther faster than any other jet.

ANA Takes Delivery of Airline’s First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Boeing [NYSE:BA] delivered the first of three 787-10 airplanes to ANA (All Nippon Airways), the original launch customer of the 787 Dreamliner. With this milestone delivery, ANA becomes the first airline in Asia to operate the entire Dreamliner family.

Triumph Announces Channel Partnership With Honeywell
Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) announced at MRO Americas industry show that its Accessory Services business has entered into a five year channel partnership with Honeywell that includes access to spare parts and intellectual property, and positions Triumph as an authorized repair center for Honeywell. As an authorized repair center, Triumph Accessory Services will provide Honeywell and our global customers with support for accessories and component MRO along with supply chain solutions. Triumph Accessory Services is an operating company of Triumph Product Support.

GAMECO Becomes Boeing Supplier for MRO Support
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company Limited (GAMECO) have signed an MRO services agreement to work together to provide MRO support in the Asia-Pacific region. Through this agreement Boeing will provide MRO maintenance training and access to maintenance data and technical support, while GAMECO commits to maintaining Boeing’s rigorous quality standards for MRO services.

Safran Introduces B.Side, a New Engine Borescope Inspection Consulting Service
At the MRO Americas conference, Safran Aircraft Engines announced the commercial launch of B.Side®, its new service to provide remote borescope inspection recommendations in real time.

Embraer Board Selects New President and CEO
Further to the succession process, which started last March, Embraer announces that the nomination of Francisco Gomes Neto, current President of Marcopolo, will be presented to the Board of Directors for the position of President and CEO, succeeding Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva. The election will be held during the Board meeting, after the General Shareholders’ Meeting scheduled for April 22.

General (Ret.) Richard A. Cody Joins MAG Aerospace Board of Directors
MAG Aerospace, a global leader in C4ISR integration, training, and operations, today announced that General (Ret.) Richard A. Cody, US Army has joined the company’s Board of Directors. General Cody, United States Army, served as L3 Technologies’ Corporate Senior Vice President of Washington Operations for 10 years until his retirement in October 2018.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launches Arabsat-6A Mission
On Thursday, April 11 at 6:35 p.m. EDT, Falcon Heavy launched the Arabsat-6A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite was deployed approximately 34 minutes after liftoff.


AFLCMC Wright-Patterson Contracts With Boeing for B-1/B-52 Flexible Acquisition Sustainment & Modernization (BFAS)
On behalf of the U.S. Air Force PEO Fighters and Bombers (Wright-Patterson AFB, OH), the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) (Wright-Patterson AFB, OH) awarded Boeing Global Services Government – Engineering, Modifications & Maintenance (Oklahoma City, OK) a $14.3 billion firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, time and materials, ID/IQ contract (FA8628-19-D-1000) for B-1/B-52 Flexible Acquisition Sustainment & Modernization (BFAS).

NAVAIR HQ Mods Contract With Northrop Grumman for 24 Full Rate Production (FRP) Lot 7-11 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Aircraft
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, Headquarters (NAVAIR HQ) (Patuxent River, MD) awarded Northrop Grumman E-2 and C-2 Programs (Melbourne, FL) a $3.16 billion fixed-price-incentive-firm modification (P00006) to definitize the previously awarded E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Lot 7 advance acquisition contract (N00019-18-C-1037) for the procurement of 24 full-rate production (FRP) Lots 7-11 E-2D AHE aircraft.

South Korea’s Air Premia Selects the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN for Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
Air Premia (Incheon, South Korea) has selected Rolls-Royce Civil Large Engines (Derby, Derbyshire, England, UK) to provide Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines to power up to ten (1) Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, at at estimated list price of USD $834.0 million.

Lockheed Martin Contracts with Harris for GPS III Follow-On (GPS IIIF) Satellites Mission Data Units (MDUs)
Lockheed Martin Space (Littleton, CO) awarded Harris Mission Networks (Melbourne, FL) a $243.0 million contract for fully-digital Mission Data Units (MDUs) for the first two GPS III Follow-On (GPS IIIF) satellites.

Army ACC-WRN Mods Contract With AM General for 648 M997A3 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Ambulances
On behalf of the U.S. Army PEO Combat Support and Combat Service Support (CS&CSS) (Warren, MI), the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Warren (ACC-WRN) (Warren, MI) awarded AM General, LLC (South Bend, IN) a $185.0 million firm-fixed-price modification under a previously awarded contract (W56HZV-18-D-0084) for procurement of 648 M997A3 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) ambulances.

NAWCAD Contracts With AMEWAS for Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test (IBST) Simulation Division (AIR 5.4.3) Engineering and Technical Support Services
The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division – Pax River (NAWCAD) (Patuxent River, MD) awarded AMEWAS, Inc. (California, MD) a $99.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, ID/IQ contract (N00421-19-D-0054) for engineering and technical support services required for the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test (IBST) Simulation Division (AIR 5.4.3).

DLA Land and Maritime Awards Four Contracts for Global Tire Program (GTP) Aircraft Tires
DLA Land and Maritime (Columbus, OH) awarded four parallel three-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/requirements contracts with a combined value of $96.5 million for aircraft tires supporting the Global Tire Program (GTP).

USSOCOM SOF AT&L Contracts With Gentex for SOF Personal Equipment Advance Requirements (SPEAR) Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS)
The U.S. SOCOM Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USSOCOM SOF AT&L) (Tampa, FL) awarded Gentex Corp. (Simpson, PA) a maximum $95.0 million firm-fixed-price, ID/IQ contract (H92403-19-D-0003) for the purchase of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Personal Equipment Advance Requirements (SPEAR) Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS) in support of USSOCOM Program Manager Special Operations Forces – Survival, Support, and Equipment Systems (PM-SOF SSES).

USSOCOM SOF AT&L Awards SBIR Phase III Contract to Technology Service Corp. for the Long Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
TheU.S. SOCOM Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USSOCOM SOF AT&L) (Tampa, FL) awarded Technology Service Corp. (TSC) (Arlington, VA) a maximum $49.0 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, ID/IQ Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase III contract (H92408-19-D-0001) for the long endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

Army ACC-APG Awards Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to FLIR for the Sensor Suite Upgrade (SSU) for the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV)
On behalf of the Joint PEO for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) (Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD), the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) (Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD) awarded FLIR – ICx Nomadics, Inc. (Stillwater, OK) a $48.1 million other transaction agreement (OTA) for the Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade (NBCRV SSU) program.