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China engine MRO market seeing major boom

While engine manufacturers fill orders from large operators for numerous new commercial engine types, maintenance costs of older, in-service engines will also continue to rise. Analysts currently estimate that engine maintenance and repair will contribute to nearly 30% of the predicted $25 billion 2018 maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market—with most of the growth occurring in the Asia-Pacific region.

Super vacuum die casting to the rescue via improved quality, reduced costs

Due to greater demand for lighter weight products to reduce fuel consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, and cost, industries are continuously improving existing products. The net shape capability of emerging technologies presents challenges to traditional casting design, which begs the question: can existing casting methods continue as an industry staple while methodologies improve?

Saving EV transmission energy and costs

A new transmission lubrication analytical technique can lead to significant energy and, ultimately, cost savings, according to experts at DSD. The technique reduced drag losses by almost 30% in the final iteration while maintaining satisfactory lubrication of all the transmission elements

Spain’s Indaero cuts cost, time with 3D printed tooling

Many of Indaero’s products require in-house tools for assembly. One of those products (for Airbus supplier Aernnova) is the NH90 helicopter. Before acquiring additive capabilities, the company was limited to producing flat shapes with traditional methods, which affected the performance of the final tool during production.

Moving swiftly to define the shared-mobility future

Public and private partnerships to standardize data, share data, and protect sensitive data are being formed to help understand—and at the same time define—shared-mobility’s potential to transform the transportation network.

GE, Lockheed Martin commit to Aerion's supersonic bizjet

Aerion and Skunk Works are already collaborating on the engineering of the AS2, while GE will be adapting one of its proven cores with a new low-pressure turbine to be fuel efficient at both subsonic and supersonic flight.

Disruptive flight control technology on trial

One of the most significant developments in aircraft control since the wing warping of the Wright Brothers made way for movable control surfaces has been announced by Manchester University in the U.K., in association with BAE Systems.

Innovate, collaborate, adapt—find a way to space

Large, traditional satellites require complex systems and often a dedicated launch vehicle to place them in orbit. The immense costs associated with these endeavors have led to growing demand for cost effective “nanosatellites.” A multitude of various companies are innovating and adapting to meet that demand, including Monroeville, NC-based CRP USA.

Level Zero hero

Jeep's iconic Wrangler is all-new -- and unapologetically analog