November-December 2022 - 6

IN D U S T R Y INSP E C T IO N
Pratt & Whitney Turbine Airfoil Facility Nears Operational Capability
Pratt & Whitney's state-of-the-art turbine airfoil
production facility in Asheville, North Carolina, is expected
to achieve initial operational capability in the second
quarter of 2023. The 1.2 million-square-foot facility
incorporates Industry 4.0 standards, featuring highly
automated manufacturing to improve safety, quality,
productivity and cost in support of high-volume programs,
including the Pratt & Whitney GTF and F135 engines, for
decades to come. Production in Asheville will complement
existing turbine airfoil work that is currently done across
Pratt & Whitney's facilities. The facility will house an
advanced casting foundry and conduct machining,
coating and finishing of airfoils onsite. Within the first
year of production, the facility will have 100 percent
connected machines and digital information flow for
employees. The $650 million investment is also expected
to create 800 new jobs through 2027, and to date, the
majority of the current 150 positions have been filled
by local hires. " Pratt & Whitney's new Asheville facility
is a cornerstone of our industrial transformation and a
key investment that will support growing demand for
GTF engine-powered aircraft and for the F135 engine,
which powers the F-35 Lightning II, " said Shane Eddy,
president, Pratt & Whitney. " It represents the harmonized
execution of our CORE Operating System and fully
integrated Industry 4.0 capabilities designed around our
people and processes that add value to our products. "
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FlightSafety Selected by Dassault
for Falcon 10X Training
FlightSafety International has been selected by
Dassault Aviation as the exclusive training provider
for the entry into service of the new Falcon
10X aircraft. FlightSafety will initially design and
manufacture two full-flight simulators for the
Falcon 10X - one located in the U.S. and a second
in Europe. Specific FlightSafety learning centers
will be determined at a future date. " FlightSafety
is excited to extend its 50-year partnership with
Dassault to become the original equipment manufacturer
authorized training provider for the
Falcon 10X, " said Nate Speiser, EVP of Sales &
Marketing at FlightSafety. " The premium experience,
performance and quality of the Falcon 10X
and FlightSafety's industry-leading training are a
perfect match. FlightSafety will work closely with
Dassault to provide simulator testing for aircraft
development and certification, and upon aircraft
launch will provide the highest quality training
for 10X pilots, maintenance technicians and flight
attendants around the world. "
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X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle
Concludes 6th Successful Mission
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-6, or OTV-6, the U.S.
Space Force's unmanned, reusable spaceplane, successfully
deorbited and landed at NASA's Kennedy
Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility Nov. 12. The
OTV-6 was the first mission to introduce a service
module - a ring attached to the rear of the vehicle
expanding the number of experiments that can be
hosted during a mission. " This mission highlights
the Space Force's focus on collaboration in space
exploration and expanding low-cost access to
space for our partners, within and outside of the
Department of the Air Force, " said Chief of Space
Operations Gen. B. Chance Saltzman. The sixth mission
conducted on-orbit experiments for 908 days.
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November-December 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of November-December 2022

EDITOR’S TAKEOFF
Industry Inspection
2023 Annual Directory
Mitigating Hand Tool Fatigue and Injury Through Ergonomics
How Often Do Commercial Aircraft Need to Be Replaced?
Phoenix Rising Aviation Soars to New Heights
FOR THE RECORD
ARSA INSIGHT
Saft: Powering Aviation Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Advertiser’s Index
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November-December 2022 - EDITOR’S TAKEOFF
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November-December 2022 - Industry Inspection
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November-December 2022 - 2023 Annual Directory
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November-December 2022 - Mitigating Hand Tool Fatigue and Injury Through Ergonomics
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November-December 2022 - How Often Do Commercial Aircraft Need to Be Replaced?
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November-December 2022 - Phoenix Rising Aviation Soars to New Heights
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November-December 2022 - FOR THE RECORD
November-December 2022 - ARSA INSIGHT
November-December 2022 - Saft: Powering Aviation Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
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