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2009-09-15
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NVision Inc. and FixLogix LLC's modular part-holding system designed especially for noncontact scanning uses a simple structure that minimizes interference issues.
2009-10-14
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Until recently, companies had learned to rely solely on postproduction inspection methods and devices to detect any bad products before they might be shipped. Progressive companies are shifting their focus by putting less emphasis on the inspection stages and more emphasis on refining and improving the manufacturing process itself.
2009-08-14
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Employing an analysis method called competitive banding, companies are able to directly tie individual component features to pricing and sourcing information across entire product categories to determine the drivers of competitiveness across all of their products.
2009-04-21
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Rapid-prototyping equipment played an important role for Bombardier as it prepared to debut its Learjet 85 interior. As the company scrambled to prepare for a trade show last year, large and highly visible passenger service units were created in days using machines that are playing a bigger role throughout the aerospace industry.
2008-08-21
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Fires started by faulty lithium batteries are a major concern for air freight haulers such as Federal Express, which teamed up with Ventura Aerospace to develop an electronics system that smothers fires with foam that lasts up to four hours.
2008-06-30
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Researchers at the German Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and Systems Reliability (LBF) are convinced that next-generation lightweight aircraft designs will require intelligent load-monitoring technologies to make sure that the residual fatigue life and structural health of an aircraft can be realistically detected or calculated.
2008-06-30
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The constantly growing air travel sector may soon be facing the limits of its infrastructure: Within the next 20 years the world's 100 most important airports will not be able to grow any further according to the Bauhaus Luftfahrt organization.
2010-01-28
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Late last year NASA chose three candidates for its next venture to another celestial body in the solar system. One in particular involves studying the similarities and differences between Earth and Venus, and what took the latter down a "hellish path."
2008-10-02
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The aircraft industry is leveling off after a lengthy boom, but it’s expected to plateau nicely instead of seeing the sharp drops of past cycles.
2008-06-30
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Cleaning up the skies by developing a broad span of new green technologies is a massive, challenging, and fascinating opportunity for the aerospace industry. But that is the aim of the Clean Sky European joint technology initiative (JTI), which gets under way this year and is set to become one of the European industry’s largest projects ever.
2012-01-25
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Leveraging their reputation as experts in medical robotics, Johns Hopkins engineers have turned their attention skyward to help NASA with a space dilemma.
2012-03-30
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The Citation Latitude will offer Cessna's widest-yet passenger cabin with stand-up access throughout its length of more than 16 ft, says the company.
2010-01-07
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Sikorsky's CH-53K program team hosted a two-day meeting in November to bring together the program's key collaborators for an in-depth discussion on system design compliance and verification, design integration, and cross-discipline system design attributes.
2011-05-18
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The X³ demonstrator was designed to combine the vertical takeoff and landing capabilities of a helicopter with turboprop-powered aircraft speeds.
2015-10-02
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Boeing test pilots performed operational checks on engines, flight controls, and environmental systems of the new tanker being developed to replace the USAF's fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers.
2015-05-19
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Prior to first flight, more than 34,000 hours of lab testing had been completed for Gulfstream's clean-sheet wide-cabin aircraft.
2014-10-03
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Based on the rotor coaxial design used in Sikorsky’s X2 technology demonstrator, the S-97 features next-generation technologies in a multi-mission configuration (armed aerial scout or light assault).
2014-11-17
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First flight of the twin-engine plane is expected by the end of this year, with initial delivery in 2016.
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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In an ideal world, each bolted joint connection in an aircraft or spacecraft would be fastened to achieve precisely the desired load and all bolts belonging to a specific application area would get a consistent load to ensure even force distribution.
2016-03-01
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Other technologies and “building blocks” above and beyond the new stealth bomber the USAF is looking to harvest include autonomous learning systems, human-machine collaboration, and smart weapons
2017-01-25
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The U.S. military recently announced that it has successfully tested a swarm of 103 autonomous Perdix micro-drones over the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, CA. The drones operated as a group to complete four specific missions during the test sortie.
2014-05-15
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Stiff but flexible trailing-edge beams could replace conventional wing flaps to boost aerodynamic efficiency.
2011-08-26
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ALTe Powertrain Technologies has developed a modular range-extended electric powertrain (REEP) system that specifically targets light- and medium-duty fleet vehicles such as delivery trucks, vans, and shuttle buses for retrofit application—and eventually maybe as an original-equipment option. The company projects an 80 to 200% improvement in fuel economy with a REEP installation.
2014-10-22
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As someone who benefited greatly from college scholarships, the Chair of SAE International’s Scholarship Committee, Ken Wolfgram, doesn’t want anyone to miss the upcoming application deadlines.
2014-05-12
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Higher fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust emissions are two potential benefits associated with Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI), a dual-fuel combustion strategy being spearheaded by a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
2010-07-12
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Northrop Grumman Corp. has been selected to provide IR missile warning systems (IRMWS) and processors to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in support of medium and heavy lift helicopter fleets. Under the terms of the $80 million contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver more than 450 IRMWS and 90 processors to NAVAIR beginning in May 2011 and concluding in the second quarter of 2013.
2010-07-21
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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Co. a $12.6 million contract for Phase 1 integration and qualification of the Helmet Mounted Integrated Targeting (HMIT) system for USAF and Air National Guard A-10C and F-16C Block 30/32 aircraft.
2009-01-14
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Lockheed Martin Corp. reached an agreement to acquire Universal Systems & Technology Inc. (UNITECH). UNITECH provides interactive training and simulation, homeland security, and technical solutions to the U.S.
2009-08-06
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A rule issued by the U.S. FAA on Aug. 3 requires that makers of new transport category airplanes certified for flight in icing conditions ensure the timely activation of ice-protection systems. The rule does not apply to existing airplanes (unless they undergo extensive design changes), but the agency is considering one.
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