Park Aerospace Corp. Announces Appointment of Cory L. Nickel As Vice President and General Manager

NEWTON, Kan., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Park Aerospace Corp. (NYSE-PKE) announced the appointment of Cory L. Nickel as its Vice President and General Manager. In this position, Mr. Nickel will report to Mark Esquivel, Park’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Cory joined Park Aerospace Corp. in 2011 as a Solution Treater Operator. He then served as Second Shift Production Supervisor between 2012 and 2013, Production Manager between 2013 and 2014, Materials Manufacturing Manager between 2014 and 2015, and Production Control Manager between 2015 and 2017. In 2017, Cory was promoted to Operations Manager. Prior to joining Park, Cory served as a local High School Science Teacher with a focus on chemistry, physics and manufacturing technology. Cory received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Emporia State University with endorsements in chemistry, physics and physical science.

Brian Shore, Park’s Chairman and CEO, said “Cory started with

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Slingshot Aerospace & Leading Hollywood Visualization Studio THE THIRD FLOOR Reimagine Next-Gen Space Training

Companies bring together data and immersive design expertise to create space training simulation tool for U.S. Space Force

Slingshot Aerospace, Inc., a leader in situational awareness technology, announced today that it has received $2 million to develop the Slingshot Orbital Laboratory, an immersive space simulation tool for the Space Force. This includes a $1 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 contract from the United States Space Force and an additional $1 million from ATX Venture Partners. The company has partnered with THE THIRD FLOOR, the world’s leading visualization studio helping realize blockbuster films and shows such as Gravity, The Martian and The Mandalorian, to co-create a space visualization solution that is interactive and physics-based.

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Nominal image of Slingshot Orbital Laboratory. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Space operators need to understand complicated concepts like astrodynamics, the effects of various

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Starburst Aerospace announces expansion in India

SAN FRANCISCO – Starburst Aerospace announced plans Oct. 1 to expand its presence in India as it prepares to establish an accelerator there.

“The market in India is opening up,” Francois Chopard, Starburst CEO and founder, told SpaceNews by email. “New space and defense opportunities are being created by entrepreneurs and scientists who are highly skilled and supported by the Indian government and space agencies.”

Starburst, a company founded in Paris in 2015, is well known for establishing business accelerators around the world and events to introduce corporations and government agencies focused on aerospace and defense with startups. To date, 215 startups have participated in Starburst programs like the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator, which was based in Los Angeles before the COVID-19 pandemic forced it online.

As part of its Indian expansion, Starburst plans to establish an innovation center in Mumbai and to conduct outreach in Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad

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Watch Firefly Aerospace test-fire its Alpha rocket in this stunning drone video

An epic set of new videos shows the fiery power of Firefly Aerospace’s forthcoming Alpha rocket.

The company showed off first-stage testing, which will certify Alpha for a test flight this fall, in new YouTube videos which include drone footage, fixed ground footage and a mix of cameras that also show off the engines swiveling to test maneuvers during flight.

“Today we performed a test of the Alpha flight first stage,” the startup company said on Twitter Sept. 20. “The four Reaver engines performed 35 seconds of thrust vector control maneuvers, challenging the flame deflectors to constrain all that Reaver power. Today’s test was a major step in Firefly’s march to first flight.”

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Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha rocket struts its stuff in videos of new testing.  (Image credit: Firefly Aerospace)

The two-stage Alpha rocket was supposed

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Greater digital transformation and use of emerging technologies to drive aerospace recovery

ABU DHABI — Increasing use of emerging technologies and faster digital transformation will help support the recovery of aerospace and aviation. That was one of the key points of agreement amongst international experts on day one of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020, which began on Monday in a virtual format. The Summit included a line up of industry leaders from across the world who addressed audiences online regarding the aviation, aerospace, space and defence sectors’ biggest tests and future prospects.

Mohammed Ahmad Al Bowardi, minister of state for defense affairs, United Arab Emirates, said that wherever there is ambition, innovation and creativity, humanity would find the ability to overcome difficulties, achieve the impossible and rise again. He added that the UAE has developed a unique model for dealing with this crisis to ensure the continuity of work and the resumption of normal life. Al Bowardi highlighted that the aerospace industry

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F-15EX jet fighter technology | Military & Aerospace Electronics

WASHINGTON – As was widely reported in July, the U.S. Air Force has decided to acquire many F-15EX jet fighter aircraft over the next several years. The F-15EX initially was expected to replace the elderly F-15 C/D, but the latest reports indicate that it also may replace the Air Force’s fleet of F-15E jet fighter-bombers. Kris Osborn at Warrior Maven reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

28 Sept. 2020 — Essentially, the F-15EX concept binds generations of technological innovation into the 1970-vintage F-15 airframe. The F-15EX uses the classic F-15 frame but incorporates a host of technological improvements developed over the course of the last thirty years.

Serial production of the F-15, driven largely by foreign sales in recent years, enables the integration of new technology and weapons and keeps the workforce and the manufacturing facilities fresh.

The logic of replacing the F-15E (alongside the

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Industry leaders to address recovery of aviation and future sector growth at Global Aerospace Summit 2020

Other keynote addresses will be given by Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables & ICT, Mubadala Investment Company; H.E. Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, EDGE; James D. Taiclet, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group.    

Badr Al-Olama, Chairman of the Global Aerospace Summit Advisory Board, and Head of Aerospace, Mubadala commented: “This has been a challenging year for the aerospace industry. But while there have been significant headwinds, we have also seen the acceleration in the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to support the sector. The Global Aerospace Summit is a timely reminder that our sector – more than most – is part of a wider, interconnected global industry built on partnership and collaboration. By sharing ideas and experiences we can overcome the challenges to realize the tremendous opportunities ahead. Mubadala

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What’s New in Aerospace Technology Space?

Technology is increasingly impacting the domain of aerospace.  

FREMONT, CA: The aerospace industry has been seeing a huge number of drifts and trends that technology has brought about. The countless innovations have further caused the crests of progress for the industry to celebrate. While the aerospace technologists are looking to walk towards fruition, the modern market is only broadening the horizon. Read on to know more about it.

In this modern era, almost all the industrial realms are centering their attempts and efforts on going green and preserving the integrity of the environment. In the wake of the mission of the aerospace technology being to modernize the parable of ecological sustainability, the trend of zero fuel is gaining a lot of traction. The idea of reducing the amount of fuel that is used to pilot an aircraft or even bringing it down at null is today made more than possible.

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