The first Pratt & Whitney PW1200G Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine assembly was completed at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines Ltd. (MHIAEL) facility in Komaki, Japan, and successfully passed Pratt & Whitney's production acceptance test.
Richard Gardner reports on the growing pace of activity and interest in High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS). The concept of using a high-flying, unmanned, solar-powered air vehicle, to provide persistent services that previously could only be enabled by using space satellites, has been featured before but now the momentum has moved up several notches as aircraft enter the production phase, and with growing competition entering this all-new market.
With the goal of gaining insight into the public’s perception of self-driving technology, SAE International on Dec. 12-14 hosted its second “SAE Demo Day” at Babcock Ranch, a master planned community in Southwest Florida designed with sustainability in mind.
Pulling out all stops, Boeing Business Jets debuted the “Shaheen” BBJ 777X at the 2018 Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The model that can fly more than half way around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet ever built.
Bell will lead the design, development, and production of the VTOL systems and Moog will lead the design and development of the flight control actuation systems which includes architecture, hardware, and software needed for air vehicle flight control actuation management.
Japan officials continue to boost the country’s defenses against threats, exercising the option to add a second Boeing KC-46 Pegasus military aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft, based on the Boeing 767 commercial passenger jet, to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s fleet of aircraft.
Just down the road from SAE International’s headquarters in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, Mark Sokalski has been quietly working out how to maximize piston-driven engine efficiency – with an internal combustion engine mechanism that doesn’t follow the norm.