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VR, COTS, NextGen and SESAR to take center stage at Flight Simulator Engineering and Maintenance Conference

2018-08-20
Hundreds of flight simulation experts from aerospace organizations worldwide – including airframe manufacturers, training device manufacturers (TDM), airlines, operators, and suppliers – will convene at RSi Visual Systems in Coppell, Texas, in September for the 2018 Flight Simulator Engineering and Maintenance Conference (FSEMC). Virtual reality (VR), motion cueing, ADS-B, pilot training for NextGen and SESAR, flight simulation training device (FSTD) technology insertion, and the pros and cons of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components top the list of discussion points for the annual conference.
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Additive manufacturing, composites promoting growth of global electric aircraft market

2018-08-17
The electric aircraft market continues to grow at a fast pace, boosted by increasing demand for ultralight electric test aircraft and innovative general aviation (GA) programs, such as urban air taxis for urban mobility. The global electric aircraft market, which includes hybrid-electric and all-electric aircraft and systems, will realize a compound annual growth rate of more than seven percent by 2022, predict market research analysts at Technavio in London.
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Subaru’s new ‘souped up’ vehicle is a Bell helicopter

2018-08-17
Bell Helicopter is partnering with Subaru to collaborate on a commercial enhancement of the Bell 412 EPI twin-engine utility helicopter, which was type-certified this month as the 412 EPX, in support of the Japan UH-X program.
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Advances in adhesive joining of structure components focus of new book from SAE International

2018-08-16
Adhesive joining of structural components will assume an increasingly important role in designing and manufacturing lightweight structures for aerospace platforms. The latest book from SAE International, Adhesive Joining of Structural Components: New Insights and Technologies explores recent advancements in adhesive bonding, used in the manufacture of primary aircraft fuselage and wing structures since 1945.
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Parker Aerospace wins Cessna Denali bleed air control system contract

2018-08-14
Having successfully completed the development-testing phase, Parker Aerospace’s BACS modulates high-pressure bleed air from the engine, which is used to draw cool ambient air from outside the aircraft as it takes off. Once the outside air pressure is too low to draw in and the bleed air temperatures are cooler, the BACS will transition to use only low-pressure bleed air to pressurize the cabin.
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Intelligence drives efficiency, safety and uptime

2018-08-13
Several leaders of global truck manufacturers converged for an International Press Workshop in advance of the IAA Commercial Vehicles trade show taking place in Hanover, Germany in September. The main topics were familiar—electrification, autonomous operation, connectivity—but still worth being heard, coming from those helping to shape how the industry moves forward.
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