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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.
2008-06-24
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Webasto’s BlueCool Truck bunk cooler is gaining momentum as the transportation industry increasingly seeks “green” technology solutions. The supplier recently received California’s Air Resources Board approval for its zero-emissions, engine-off bunk cooling system. New California standards for air quality took effect on January 1, 2008, limiting idling of truck engines to no more than five minutes (in non-traffic situations).
2008-06-24
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Alternative energy sources and combustion processes are getting ample focus from the industry as high fuel prices continue to keep the attention of consumers.
2008-06-24
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Seventeen college teams re-engineered a Chevrolet Equinox with the goal of improving fuel economy and reducing emissions without compromising the key attributes of the SUV. The final year of the Challenge X event wrapped with Mississippi State University winning the 2008 competition.
2008-06-24
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With environmental awareness at an all-time high and fuel prices just going in one direction, the real challenge for heavy-duty diesel engines is ahead: Bringing emissions further down while limiting the costs to clean the diesel.
2008-06-24
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Smith Electric Vehicles launched its latest electric-powered cargo van at the recent CV Show in Birmingham, England, and also a concept vehicle designed for the North American market. The new European model, based on the Ford Transit Connect cargo van, is badged Smith Ampere and carries dual Ford and Smith branding.
2008-06-24
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The company looks set to introduce a series-production hybrid Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cargo van. The company is about to begin trials of its “second generation” plug-in parallel hybrid Sprinter in the U.S. with a fleet of 11 vehicles.
2008-06-24
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PSA Peugeot Citroën recently demonstrated the H2Origin research vehicle, based on a Peugeot Partner Origin cargo van. The project is a joint development in partnership with U.K.-based Intelligent Energy, which provided the fuel-cell system, with part-funding from the U.K.’s Technology Strategy Board. The H2Origin was designed to extend the range of an electric variant of the Partner Origin from 78 to 308 km (48 to 190 mi).
2008-06-24
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Volvo has revised its FH and FM series heavy trucks, introducing a new 11-L engine to the low-height FM model and a number of modifications to the cab. The company has pursued a similar design for all its heavy-truck engines in recent years, and the new engine, designated D11B, follows those principles. Volvo also claims to be the first European truck manufacturer to launch a system to alert the driver if he or she loses concentration.
2008-06-23
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According to the Bosch Rexroth researchers, hydraulic accumulators offer a number of advantages for capture and storage of brake energy, including the ability to use hydraulic compounds that are already in serial production, and the need to make only relatively minor changes to retrofit a vehicle.
2008-06-23
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As the amount of diagnostic data grows, product designers and marketers who plan for the future want to let maintenance personnel predict when failures are imminent. Prognostics is becoming feasible now that all types of information is available. Once developers correlate sensor data with real-world wear patterns and failure modes, they can use that information to alert owners and operators when breakdowns are expected.
2008-06-23
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The ESMexpress system-on-module standard from MEN Micro was designed to offer the time savings of computer-on-module (COM) technology to rugged, harsh, and mission-critical environments.
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