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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.
2008-06-30
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The need to develop alternative fuels for all transport systems is becoming increasingly important, and Airbus is taking part in the French CALIN (Carburant Alternatifs et Systèmes d’Injection Innovants) research project. Launched in July 2007, it is scheduled to continue for another 20 months. In CALIN, Airbus is working with major research institutions including ONERA, IFP, and CNRS, and with industry partner Safran.
2008-06-30
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It is not uncommon for engineers to develop a new compound for maintenance or manufacturing purposes, but then find that they cannot control processes well enough to produce large enough batches to make it cost-effective. That was the case recently when the U.S. Air Force (USAF) developed a replacement material for tape around access panels on the B-2 bomber.
2008-06-30
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Operating helicopters in very difficult climatic conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan can result in the need to replace rotor blades after only 400 flying hours’ time because sand, grit, and gravel have such a severe abrasive effect. To improve the operating life span of the BERP III blades fitted to AgustaWestland Lynx helicopters, the type operated in both countries by British Forces, 3M has developed a protective polyurethane coating.
2008-06-30
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Aerospace valve manufacturer Shaw Aero Devices recently faced a challenge from one of its customers to build a solenoid valve with a pressure drop of 0.75 psi at a flow rate of 4.45 gal/min, while its standard valve measured out at 6.09 psi.
2008-06-30
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The family of Parylene conformal coatings (N, C, and D) has been used as a rugged, reliable protection solution for a wide range of aerospace applications for more than 35 years. However, while these standard formulations still meet the coating requirements of most applications, some of the leading-edge technology in aerospace devices often need a little more.
2008-06-24
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As might be expected at the “Globalization and the Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility” session at the SAE World Congress, the panelists truly reflected the global nature of the topic. Executives from Germany, India, Russia, a German company in Brazil, and a Japanese company in the U.S. shared their expertise on globalization and where it’s headed.
2008-06-24
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As moderator for an SAE World Congress panel session, Michael Robinet, Vice President of Global Vehicle Forecasts for CSM Worldwide, presented some interesting data about the shifting landscape of the global customer. He noted that wealth for the average global citizen is expected to increase 75% by 2030, driven mainly by emerging markets such as Russia, China, and India.
2008-06-24
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Iveco has revised its EuroCargo medium-weight truck range. The most-visible changes have been applied to the cab. Externally, these include the grille and badging; inside is a new steering wheel, dashboard, and center module, while the gear lever has been moved to the dashboard to improve cross-cab access for multi-drop delivery drivers.
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