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January 08, 2022

NATA Applauds 5G Standdown

Industry Org Says Postponing Rollout Provides Necessary Time to Mitigate Aviation Impact

National Air Transportation Association released its position regarding the recent contention regarding 5G network launches, applauding the choice. The NATA stressed its long standing support as part of a strong coalition of aviation entities worried about the risks of radar altimeter interference. “NATA is encouraged that the telecom companies recognize the potential effect of 5G services on the nation’s aviation infrastructure. Even this brief amount of additional time will allow stakeholders to better characterize and mitigate the impact. Recognizing the relief is temporary, discussions swiftly continue as work remains to determine a path f

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PW-4000 TEC Parts Supplier Re-Upped

10-Year Contract to Provide Turbine Exhaust Cases Extended

Air Industries Group's Sterling Engineering subsidiary has been awarded a long term agreement to deliver Turbine Exhaust Case parts for the Pratt & Whitney PW-4000 jet engine in a contract extension expected to generate over $6 million in its lifetime. The PW-4000 is popularly used on the A-330 and Boeing 777, and the Sterling TEC is a vital piece of its safety. The 5' wide nozzle is vital to the high stress, high speed environment inherent to turbine engines. Sterling's performance in the contract thus far has allowed them to build a deep body of experience over the last 10 years of continuous production.

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