Aero Union Corporation


A privately-held company based in Chico, Calif., Aero Union Corporation is the premier fixed-wing aerial firefighting operator in the U.S., operating eight P-3 Orions on contract with the U.S. Forest Service. An FAA Repair Station holding a Lockheed Martin Licensee Agreement for the P-3, Aero Union provides MRO and modification services for its own and customer aircraft. Aero Union also manufactures aerial fluid dispersant tank systems for aerial firefighting, aerial re-fueling and bulk fuel transfer, oil remediation, and insect infestation missions for government and commercial customers worldwide.

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Sargent Aerospace & Defense

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Founded in 1920, Sargent Aerospace & Defense, a part of Dover Corporation’s Industrial Products group, is a premier global supplier of precision-engineered components designed tested and built to customer specifications, as well as flight-critical aftermarket aviation services. Leveraging 90 years of expertise, Sargent directly contributes to the successful deployment of countless civil and military aircraft and rotorcraft, submarines and land-based vehicles. Sargent’s continuing investment in people, technology and process quality ensures excellence and is integral to the company’s commitment to its customers and their end-users.

Aerospace & Defence


Zenith Aircracft Company

Zenith Aircraft Company is in the exclusive business of designing, developing and manufacturing kit aircraft. The independent, privately-owned company was formed in 1992 in Mexico, Missouri, centrally located in the United States, and is based in leased 20,000+ sq.ft. production facilities at Mexico Memorial Airport.  Zenith Aircraft Company has acquired the exclusive rights to manufacture and market ZenairTM kit aircraft designs from designer Chris Heintz.

Zenith Aircraft Company holds hands-on workshops at its factory to give potential builders the opportunity to learn all about building your own kit aircraft.  The annual Open Hangar Day has become a popular event for owners and enthusiasts to fly-in and visit the factory and meet with fellow builders.

Zenith Aircraft Company
Mexico Memorial Airport, PO Box 650
Mexico, Missouri, 65265-0650 USA.
Tel: 573-581-9000 (Mon – Fri, 8-5 Central),
Fax: 573-581-0011

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Component Control


Component Control, based in San Diego, Calif., is a leading developer and provider of aviation management software solutions. Its core product, Quantum Control, is a powerful ERP application designed specifically for the aviation industry, providing advanced aviation management support to original equipment manufacturers, aftermarket service divisions, component repair and overhaul companies, fixed base operators, aircraft completion centers, airlines, MRO facilities, and part distribution / redistribution companies. More than 750 customers in 50 countries use Quantum Control to manage their aviation operations.

The Boeing Company

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The Boeing Company’s business is conducted by its employees, managers and corporate officers led by the chief executive officer, with oversight from the Board of Directors. The Board’s Governance, Organization and Nominating Committee periodically reviews the Company’s corporate governance principles and current practices.

The Board and the corporate officers recognize that the long-term interests of the company are advanced when they are responsive to the concerns of communities, customers, employees, public officials, shareholders and suppliers.

Additionally, the Board has adopted a Code of Ethical Business Conduct to focus the Board and each Director on areas of ethical risk, provide guidance to help them continue to effectively recognize and deal with ethical issues, enhance existing mechanisms to continue the reporting of unethical conduct, and help to continue to foster and sustain a culture of honesty and accountability.


The Boeing Company


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Boeing Defense Australia


Boeing has been working with Australians for more than 80 years, commencing with the establishment of Hawker de Havilland (now Boeing Aerostructures Australia) in 1927. Since then, Boeing has played an integral role in the region’s aerospace industry through its products and services.

Ian Thomas became President Boeing Australia and South Pacific in March 2009. He is responsible for government affairs and coordinates all Boeing activities in Australia and the South Pacific region. Previously, Thomas was president of Boeing India, having been appointed to that position in January 2007.

Boeing employs about 3,500 people at its facilities and offices throughout Australia. In the past 10 years alone, it has invested more than $A350 million in local facilities, plant, equipment and the training of Australians, more than $A200 million in local research and development, and a further $A100 million in technology transferred to Australia. Boeing has exported from Australia $A2.5 billion worth of complex aerostructure components and donated more than $A2 million to support local technical education, universities, and charities.

No other aerospace and defence company can claim to have made a commitment of this size to Australia, or to have played such a major role in the development and maintenance of Australia’s aerospace and defence industries.

Boeing’s expertise in Australia includes:

* systems integration and major defence project and sub-contractor management
* software engineering, design, test and development
* aircraft weapons, avionics and early-warning systems
* aircraft assembly, modification, maintenance and support
* command, control and communications systems
* information and surveillance systems
* communications and information management systems
* through-life support for major defence equipment and systems
* integrated logistics support
* operation and maintenance of defence communications and support facilities
* the manufacture of complex aerostructure components and electronics systems
* supply of airport management systems

Boeing is the major supplier of commercial and military aircraft to Australia. It is an integral part of the Australian industry and research communities. Boeing’s in-country businesses have full access to the technology and know-how of The Boeing Company and are an essential part of the world’s largest aerospace and defence systems integration company.

Boeing Defence Australia

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Boeing Defense, Space & Security


A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world’s largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $34 billion business with 68,000 employees worldwide.

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Telesat FleetMap

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, Telesat is the fourth largest fixed satellite services operator. The company provides reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Telesat has a global state-of-the-art fleet of 12 satellites, with three more under construction, and manages the operations of 13 additional satellites for third parties. Telesat is privately held. Its principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:LORL).

Aerospace & Defence

Best Wishes for 2010

January 1st, 2010


The FIRE Project team wishes all our readers a Happy and Successful 2010.

For us, 2009 has presented many challenges and has seen the FIRE Project achieve a number of important targets, moving into the next Project phase.

There has been a significant increase in readership for all portals, which is a great reward for the efforts of our volunteers.

We welcome comment and suggestion from our readers to help us to improve the presentation and content of all of the portals and of the Central Information Resource.

We greatly appreciate contribution of material for our news columns and databases. During 2010, we will be providing facilities for contributors to add material directly to the FIRE Project system.

The coming year will bring its own opportunities and challenges and we hope that every reader will find success and happiness.

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