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2017-02-21
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The increased use of humidity-control and anti-condensation systems help to prevent moisture problems in aircraft and to enhance the in-flight comfort of crew and passengers.
2017-01-31
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The 2016 Unmanned Canada (UC) conference, hosted in Alberta, provided a venue for many specialist companies to outline their programs for new UAV technologies, capabilities, products, and services.
2016-12-08
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While unmanned systems are already transforming the way that modern warfighting is conducted, the commercial sector is still at the starting gate. That said, personal UAV ownership is expanding at an exponential rate, as small, stable, UAVs enter the market.
2016-10-20
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The fusing of emerging technologies from the aerospace materials sector and biological sciences are now, for the first time, heading toward the prospect of growing parts, systems, and, ultimately, perhaps whole aircraft.
2016-10-20
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One of the biggest issues in bringing forward new designs is the length of time that it takes to agree to a new specification, research and evaluate the alternative features and configurations, and then embark on a development program that will take the design to flight testing and ultimately operational service.
2016-08-23
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After many years of flat-lining in the supply of new commercial jet engines—with improved models, but with designs dating back to the late 1990s, relying on a continuous path of evolutionary development—a new generation of super-efficient powerplants is entering service, introducing many technologies that will also be applied to future engines.
2016-04-26
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Zephyr 8 has a wingspan of 25 m and can carry 50% more batteries than the earlier version, yet is 30% lighter. This translates into a UAV that can carry a heavier payload and is designed to, typically, stay in the air continuously for over a month
2016-01-03
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The company is well on its way increasing its market presence, with worldwide military products that include 1800 aircraft sold to 70 countries, with 145 operators and over 5 million flight hours accumulated.
2015-07-24
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For the first time since the Second World War, the Japanese aerospace industry has demonstrated a new defense air program overseas in an attempt to interest potential export customers.
2015-07-16
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Snecma is preparing its supply chain and industrial capabilities for an unprecedented production ramp-up of its LEAP engine, already considered the best selling new engine ever a year before entry into service.
2015-07-16
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An important element in its recent world tour was the participation of the new HondaJet at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), held at Geneva, which was its first European appearance.
2015-05-27
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In the commercial jet market below the 150-seat Airbus and Boeing killing fields, the next biggest sales are in the hands of Canada’s Bombardier and Brazil’s Embraer.
2015-04-06
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Turbine blades in TiAl are about half the weight of comparable nickel-alloy components but boast the same reliability and durability. The high aluminum content also makes the material resistant to oxidation and corrosion.
2014-02-26
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The debate continues as to where exactly the balance should be between systems that have a high degree of autonomous functionality and the need for pilots to retain a wider 3-D perspective, especially if the computer software is overwhelmed by conflicting data being input from damaged or non-functioning sensors.
2014-01-08
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Dassault Aviation has built into its upcoming Falcon 5X flight controls and displays experience not only from the Falcon family of business jets but also from the Rafale multi-role combat fighter.
2013-10-15
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Bombardier is the market leader with new-model executive jets ranging from the super light Learjet 70 and 75 nine-passenger aircraft, through the well-established Challenger mid-size family.
2013-09-27
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Using AM techniques, materials can be fused to form objects from 3-D models, building up structures iteratively instead of taking forgings and then machining material away.
2013-09-20
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Japan’s status as the leading Asian economic driver may have been overshadowed in recent times by China, but it has been the major regional aerospace manufacturer for decades, producing license-built U.S. aircraft.
2013-08-01
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The key to sustainable space transportation is reliable, safe, and affordable vehicles that can be used over and over again in much the same way that global air transport is accepted today.
2013-08-01
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Constellium provides a close focus on how waste material is recovered and reused through the supply-chain manufacturing process up to the time when the airframe is eventually dismantled after a lifetime of service use.
2012-09-06
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Europe is facing a massive black hole in its future defense procurement portfolio.
2012-05-16
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The need to increase air traffic capacity and productivity within a cost-conscious Indian environment has led to the design of an open architecture ATM model with high performance characteristics.
2012-05-09
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Changing from alloy to composite materials for engine fan blades is an identified path to reducing overall engine weight by a significant amount—typically up to 1000 lb.
2012-05-04
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Rolls-Royce's first manufacturing facility outside of the U.K., the new Seletar industrial campus, contains research and training, wide-chord fan blade production, and assembly and test facilities, along with other resources to support the 1000 staff who will work there.
2012-01-16
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AeroVironment says it achieved a technological milestone never achieved before by building and flying a wing-flapping air vehicle, carrying its own energy source and using only two flapping wings for propulsion and control.
2012-01-06
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Examining the nature of U.S. military helicopter losses from 2002-08, BAE identified a very significant proportion of accidents that could have been avoided, or reduced, by using an active scanning radar sensor and new integrated software.
2011-12-16
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The use of “smart” special materials—in this initial case, tiles—has the potential to radically alter the way military platforms are defended, and used.
2011-03-03
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Commercial airframe and engine manufacturers get serious in the fight for the biggest shares of next-generation short-haul aircraft programs.
2010-08-13
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So highly classified is this “black” program, only a handful of press and VIP guests were permitted to visit the BAE Systems secretive Lightning Works at Warton, Lancashire, to see a preview of the Taranis.
2010-03-03
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A new regional jet, the Bombardier CSeries, has had a prolonged launch stage, but the program is now making rapid progress toward reality.
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