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FAA, SAE International focus on engine fire protection system standards for aerospace

2018-06-18
Aerospace systems, subsystems, and components must continue to operate as intended when exposed to fire, rather than going up in flames and ceasing to work altogether. Fire and flammability testing is an all-important prerequisite to airworthiness, and the focus of a new technical standards committee that SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, is forming in response to a request from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials in Washington.
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A new ‘Works’ is in the works

2018-06-15
This week, Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), announced the establishment of GatorWorks, a newly formed prototyping arm that will focus on the rapid and agile development of dependable, lower cost military engines.
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Insitu ScanEagle sUAS boosts Coast Guard mission effectiveness

2018-06-15
U.S. Coast Guard officials are expanding their deployment of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, after achieving a record-breaking year for drug interdiction using Insitu’s ScanEagle sUAS aboard a single National Security Cutter, the Stratton.
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Additive manufacturing adoption up, growing rapidly in aerospace

2018-06-14
The 3D printing materials market will experience high double-digit growth in the aerospace industry through 2024, as manufacturers of aircraft and spacecraft vehicles and components increasingly adopt and reap the benefits of additive manufacturing, market analysts at Frost & Sullivan in Mountain View, California, predict.
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Shell’s Starship fuel-efficient Class 8 concept truck delivers

2018-06-13
Dubbed the Starship Initiative, the collaborative project between Shell and Airflow Truck Co. was established to provide insight into what trucking fleets and owner/operators could consider adopting to help reduce fuel use and emissions as they haul heavy loads.
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SAE International issues first technical standards for aerospace additive manufacturing

2018-06-13
Jun 13, 2018 - The Aerospace Material Specification committee on Additive Manufacturing (AMS-AM) at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, has released its first suite of Aerospace Material Specifications (AMS) additive manufacturing materials and process specifications. The new aerospace technical standards, now available from SAE, support the certification of critical aircraft and spacecraft parts, providing both a framework to protect the integrity of material property data and traceability within the aerospace supply chain.
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Eaton goes internal with its next-generation EGR solution

2018-06-13
Eaton's Internal Gas Recirculation (iEGR) solution debuts in production in 2020MY as a next-generation technology providing near-instantaneous heating of the selective catalytic reduction system to reduce cold-start diesel exhaust emissions.
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A state-of-the-art coordinate measurement instrument

2018-06-12
The UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed an FSI-based coordinate measurement system which promises to allow high accuracy coordinate measurements of multiple targets simultaneously. Could this be the new standard for airframe builders?
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