CJP Partners Provide Coronavirus Aid
Despite facing challenging times, aviation leaders and businesses have been quick to step up and provide coronavirus aid both locally and nationally. Some of the biggest examples can be found in the manufacturing effort of personal protective equipment supplies – with multiple CJP partner companies involved. See below for more information and excerpts from their news releases.
Collins Aerospace is stepping up in the battle against COVID-19. Whether it’s using engineering expertise to help produce personal protective equipment (PPE), donating products to local hospitals, volunteering in communities (while abiding by social distancing guidelines) or providing much-needed financial support to nonprofits, the company and its employees are finding ways to make an impact. (Read more)
FlightSafety International’s focus on safety and innovation has recently been demonstrated in new ways. The company has applied manufacturing resources to produce medical safety products and introduced a new online learning approach to support pilot currency requirements and maintenance training. (Read more)
Bendix King (Honeywell)
To support American response efforts, Honeywell is adding a face mask production operation at its Phoenix Engines campus in Arizona. This location is one of our largest and has been dedicated to the design and manufacturing of aircraft propulsion engines and auxiliary power units since 1950. It will continue to manufacture this equipment, as well as produce PPE. (Read more).
Tamarack’s talented team of aerospace engineers have been 3-D printing reusable, protective respiratory masks based on a design developed by doctors in Billings, Montana appropriately named the Montana Mask. The masks include a small industrial filter which provides equivalent protection to the N95 mask. Using in-house company resources like CAD and multiple 3-D printers, Tamarack has been able to produce more than 60 masks and the efforts will continue until the need subsides. (Read more)
A coalition of businesses and government partners, the Ad Astra Coalition has joined together to answer some of the challenges being created in Wichita and Kansas by the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition is co-led by Airbus Americas Engineering, Spirit AeroSystems, Textron Aviation, Wichita State University and WSU Tech. (Read more)