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Mil/Aero007 News Highlights Ducommun Gains Major Parker Aerospace Airbus Contract The company has received a multiyear contract from Parker Aerospace, a unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation, to produce complex PCBs assemblies for use in the fuel management system of the Airbus A350 family of commercial aircraft. The award has a potential value in excess of $20 million over the contract period. Sparton, USSI JV Nets $2.8M in Subcontracts Sparton Corporation and USSI, a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc, announce the award of subcontracts valued at $2.8 million from their ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems joint venture. IMET is Philadelphia's Manufacturer of the Year IMET Corporation, a contract manufacturer providing electronics engineering services and PCB assembly, has received the 31st annual Manufacturer of The Year Excellence Award by The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. NASA, CCAM Partner to Advance Technology & Innovation NASA and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) in Richmond, Virginia, have joined forces to advance technology and innovation. Axis Leads 2014 UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge Axis Electronics apprentices joined more than 25 MPs who teamed up with aerospace apprentices from all over the UK to take part in a rocket launching competition. The aim was to achieve the greatest vertical distance. U.S. Aviation Industry Poised to Enter Second Golden Age "Emerging foreign competitors are ramping up their capabilities and technological advancements in their home markets, and are even expanding their manufacturing footprint here in the U.S. in ways that will likely alter the industry's competitive landscape through this decade and beyond," said Scott Thompson, PwC's U.S. aerospace and defense leader. Blackfox, Lockheed Martin Celebrate 'Hire a Veteran Month' Last month, Denver's 9News featured a segment with Andrew Stone of Lockheed Martin discussing his company's plan to hire nearly 180 veterans for high-tech positions in assembly during "Hire a Veteran Month." IDtechEx: Electrics Will Be the Future of UAVs The total market value for electric unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will reach over one billion dollars by 2023 according to findings in the new IDTechEx report, "Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) 2013-2023." ESCATEC is Founding Member of Swiss Photonics Group "Being a founding member of this SWISSMEN professional group for the Photonics industry, puts ESCATEC in a very good position to support this growing industry in Switzerland with ESCATEC's outstanding knowledge and experience in research, design, and development," said Dr. Thomas Dekorsy, general manager. Total Avionics Sales to Exceed $1.72 Billion The Aircraft Electronics Association announced its third quarter Avionics Market Report for this year. In the months of July, August and September 2013, total worldwide avionics sales amounted to $1,721,888,397.14, or more than $1.72 billion, as reported by the 20 aviation electronics manufacturers participating in the report. 62 The PCB Design Magazine • January 2014

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