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2008-06-30
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Delivering ahead of schedule, GKN Aerospace recently supplied Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) with the first blended winglets for the Boeing 737-300/500. Under a multi-year agreement finalized in April 2007, GKN is to deliver 200 737-300/500 blended winglet aircraft sets over several years.
2008-06-30
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Lockheed Martin is drawing upon its experience in the practical use of advanced metals to make a number of significant improvements to the manufacturability and supportability of its three most important aircraft: the C-130J, F-22, and F-35.
2008-06-30
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MPC Products, headquartered in Skokie, IL, is completing the final testing phase on a NASA project to develop an actuator control system that will mechanically operate a cavity door drive system for what is considered to be the largest telescope to ever to be placed in an aircraft.
2008-06-30
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Most people are familiar with the expression, “Trying to build a better mousetrap,” and yet no one has really been able to do it. What we tend to see, more often than not, is that an invention’s design principles serve as the basis to take that invention into new realms of possibilities and technological advancements.
2008-06-30
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Alenia Aeronautica had the first flight of its new-generation Sky-Y UAV in 2007. A particularly important aspect of its development program concerns verification of the use of the engine and of its carbon-fiber structure. It is Alenia’s first in the MALE (medium-altitude, long-endurance) category to be conceived, designed, and built in less than a year.
2008-06-30
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Very large aircraft do not necessarily have to impose high noise levels on the environment, a fact that has been demonstrated by the Airbus A380’s appearance at international air shows and during its world tours. Now, Airbus is claiming its A380 as the quietest long-range aircraft in service. The aircraft has received external noise levels validation from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. FAA.
2008-06-30
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Commercial aircraft livery is an important part of marketing as well as providing protection for the structure of an aircraft. Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings (ANAC) has established a new facility to provide guided color expertise to livery and help operators create airline liveries more quickly.
2008-06-30
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BAE Systems will be using Mercury Computer Systems’ VistaNav technology for a rotorcraft brownout landing system. The patent-pending Synthetic Vision with Real-Time Terrain Morphing Engine incorporates terrain sensor measurements that are captured and updated in real time via a standard interface and displayed with Synthetic Vision.
2008-06-30
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Smart sensors have a very significant role in aerospace, particularly when they can quickly detect potentially serious damage to a structure. Their increasing sophistication and reliability is expected to contribute to huge savings in maintenance, servicing, and support costs, all of which are central to the successful operation of aircraft that may have service lives that span decades.
2008-06-30
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Data from the tests of core components of a rocket engine from the Apollo era that carried the first Americans to the moon will help NASA build the next-generation engine that will power the new Ares launch vehicles, it says.
2008-06-30
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For the average person, what constitutes a hot day is subjective. The same with a cold day. For aerospace engineers, though, it’s not subjective—and there’s a new SAE standard to prove it. The S-15, Gas Turbine Performance Simulation Nomenclature and Interfaces Committee, recently published ARP210, “Definition of Commonly Used Day Types (Atmospheric Ambient Temperature Characteristics Versus Pressure Altitude).”
2008-06-30
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Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions' electronic packaging services for commercial off-the-shelf products are designed to offer users the capability to outfit standard commercial products such as computers, servers, data storage units, and mobile electronic equipment with a durable, rugged, and more protective enclosure.
2008-06-30
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Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing has undergone a number of changes. Yes, its very name has been expanded to better reflect the new focus of the magazine. But these changes are based on significant customer feedback and research and have been implemented with only one objective in mind: to benefit the reader.
2008-06-30
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Two recently published SAE International standards (AS5725 and AS5653) address communications between aircraft and weapons systems. AS5725 concerns the interface for miniature mission stores, and AS5653defines a high-speed fiber channel network to improve the capability of MIL-STD-1760 to transfer digital data between aircraft/platforms, carriage systems, and mission stores.
2008-06-30
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Because orbital drilling allows for drilling and finishing in a single operation, a fully implemented process can reduce drilling time by 50% over conventional methods, according to Novator. The need to disassemble the parts to remove burrs is eliminated.
2008-06-30
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Reducing cycle time and time to market while improving quality and efficiency are the benefits customers of Intercim’s Pertinence Suite can expect, according to the company. The Suite manages the entire production process, from design through final inspection.
2008-06-30
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Renishaw says early adopters of its ultra-high-speed scanning system for coordinate measuring machines are achieving good productivity gains. At the heart of the Renscan5 system is the infinite-positioning REVO head. The system is being applied to complex parts that take long to manufacture.
2008-06-30
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Eclipse Aviation will use an integrated software suite from Right Hemisphere to generate consistent and transferable manufacturing and maintenance procedures for its production facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and for its various service centers in the U.S.
2008-06-30
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Honeywell signed a $1 billion contract with AirTran Airways to supply avionics on new aircraft and provide maintenance on AirTran’s entire fleet through the year 2030. The company will supply AirTran with its full avionics portfolio for new aircraft—up to 150 Boeing 737s.
2008-06-30
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Airbus selected Rockwell Collins to provide the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA) for the new A350 XWB (extra-wide body) aircraft. The THSA optimizes aerodynamics, responding to complex computations to trim the pitch of the aircraft during flight.
2008-06-30
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Boeing recently broke ground on a new EA-18G Growler Support Center at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA, that will provide technical and logistics support for the U.S. Navy’s premier airborne electronic attack aircraft.
2008-06-30
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To help develop superior defense technology for India’s military forces, Raytheon has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with five major Indian companies: Wipro, Bharat Electronics, Larsen & Toubro, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing, and Data Patterns (India).
2008-06-30
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The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory issued a contract to GE-Aviation to develop technology for the Highly Efficient Embedded Turbine Engine (HEETE) program focused on enhancing the endurance and range of next-generation mobility and unmanned applications.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney issued a contract to Volvo Aero to reduce the weight of the turbine exhaust case (TEC) for the GP7000 engine that powers the Airbus A380. As part of the agreement, Volvo Aero will assume responsibility for manufacturing and product support for the TEC during the engine’s lifetime.
2008-06-30
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With the need for speed greater than ever, Gulfstream continues to pursue supersonic flight despite the U.S. government’s current prohibition on it.
2008-06-30
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Participants in the opening panel at SAE's AeroTech Congress and Exhibition urge universities to cultivate some degree of "unspecialization" to avoid creating "silos of ignorance."
2008-06-30
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The emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates operates one of the world’s most respected airlines, Emirates. Now it intends to re-create that success in the field of aircraft maintenance. The newly created Dubai Aerospace Enterprise recently completed its $1.9 billion acquisition of aviation service providers Standard Aero and Landmark Aviation.
2008-06-30
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The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) expects to save hundreds of millions of dollars annually under performance-based logistics (PBL) contracts, where aerospace and defense contractors are paid to deliver operational readiness of weapons platforms rather than spare parts.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney (P&W) claims it has developed more than 300 new repairs through the Scrap Avoidance and Value Engineering (SAVE) program, an initiative designed to repair or reuse engine parts that have been deemed unserviceable. Since its introduction in 2002, the program has saved customers more than $100 million, according to P&W.
2008-06-30
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For a guy who said he did not have the obligatory joke to go with his speech, engineer extraordinaire David Urie managed to coax quite a few laughs out of his AeroTech audience.
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