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2017-08-21
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Honeywell says the sensors were designed to improve the performance of aircraft systems and reduce maintenance costs associated with false readings. The Integral Health Monitoring aerospace proximity sensors can detect when a sensor has been damaged or impacted.
2017-08-12
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Eaton manufactured engine-driven pumps for the first flying MC-21 prototype and supplied additional system sub-components including thermal bypass valves, while Pratt & Whitney supplied its PW1000G GTF engine and Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, and Elbit supplies various avionics systems.
2017-08-12
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A Protonex and Insitu development team focused on packaging and integrating existing PEM fuel cell technology with the airframe. The resulting design comprised a redundant double stack design that produces 1.2 kW of power.
2017-08-04
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Deemed "the first" 3D printed metal radio frequency filter for use in a telecommunications satellite, the filter, a culmination of the research funded by the European Space Agency, was created using a direct-metal-printing process.
2017-08-01
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The prevalence of counterfeits, coupled with the critical nature of aviation components, has spawned an industry of supply chain verification technology and services.
2017-07-07
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The 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base is currently assessing a new parachute for the Advanced Concept Ejection Seat II that will improve safety and expand the acceptable personal weight range of aircrew.
2017-07-02
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On June 28, 2017, days ahead of the July 2017 U.S. Air Force light attack aircraft experiment, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed a preliminary vote for a proposed annual defense budget that included $1.2 billion for “a fleet of Light Attack/Observation aircraft.”
2017-07-02
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A physical transfer of Safran Nacelles’ A340 nacelle parts inventory has been made from the company’s Paris support center to Satair Group’s Copenhagen facility. The A340-500 and -600 nacelles house Rolls-Royce Trent 553 and 556 turbofan engines, respectively.
2017-06-27
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Recently NASA researchers were officially cleared to begin formal feasibility studies on advanced Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) concepts under NASA’s Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) project. The investigations, three in total, are expected to take between 24 and 30 months to complete.
2017-06-10
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Metamaterial Technologies looks to enter the solar power market by providing advanced photovoltaic technology to the aerospace and defense industry.
2017-06-10
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While 3D printing offers innovative new solutions for the future of aerospace manufacturing, it also enhances traditional aerospace manufacturing processes like investment casting.
2017-05-21
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Aurora Flight Sciences demonstrated DARPA's ALIAS automated flight technology in a Boeing 737 simulator. ALIAS showcased its ability to utilize the existing 737 auto-landing system to autonomously land the aircraft safely in the event of pilot incapacitation.
2017-05-05
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Improvements to Airbus A320 passenger air nozzles could potentially contribute to program-wide benefits.
2017-05-05
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NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system. The new STRIs will bring together researchers from various disciplines and organizations to collaborate on the advancement of cutting-edge technologies in bio-manufacturing and space infrastructure.
2017-04-27
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Uber announced a partnership with Aurora Flight Sciences to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for its Uber Elevate Network. Aurora’s eVTOL concept is derived from its existing XV-24A LightningStrike VTOL X-Plane subscale vehicle demonstrator aircraft.
2017-04-14
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be first commercial airplane to fly with FAA-certified, additive-manufactured titanium structural components.
2017-04-09
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Although the lightweight, supersonic T-38 has been the staple advanced jet trainer for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Naval Test Pilot School for more than 55 years, the aircraft is expected to be replaced by a new trainer that can better transition pilots into fourth- and fifth-generation fighters.
2017-03-28
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Northrop Grumman recently completed its successful inaugural flight test of the UTC Aerospace Systems MS-177 sensor payload on an RQ-4 Global Hawk. The ability to carry more powerful sensors close the capability gap between the RQ-4 and soon-to-be-retired Lockheed U-2.
2017-02-23
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Lockheed Martin completed recoating the first of a dozen F-22 Raptors at the company’s Inlet Coating Repair Speedline facility, accelerating the aircraft's maintenance cycle.
2017-02-21
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S.S. White Technologies is supplying flexible rotary shafts for the Honeywell Aerospace Air Turbine Starter on the next-gen GE Aviation GE9X high-bypass turbofan engines.
2017-01-27
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Exclusive rights to the use of ultra-black Vantablack S-VIS surface coating in blackbody calibration sources has been agreed between Surrey NanoSystems and Santa Barbara Infrared (SBIR).
2017-01-26
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DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program envisions flight operations with reduced onboard aircrew while improving mission performance and flight safety. This is achieved with a tailorable, drop-in, removable kit that would provide advanced automation to existing aircraft.
2017-01-26
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Colorado-based Boom Technology’s “Baby Boom” XB-1 supersonic demonstrator—a one-third scale stepping stone to a supersonic 40-seat passenger airliner—will make its first test flight late-2017. Although currently under construction, the XB-1 is described as “the first independently developed supersonic jet and history’s fastest civil aircraft.”
2017-01-25
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The U.S. military recently announced that it has successfully tested a swarm of 103 autonomous Perdix micro-drones over the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, CA. The drones operated as a group to complete four specific missions during the test sortie.
2017-01-03
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Engineers successfully completed verification and validation of new Pratt & Whitney TF33 engine components at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex in Tennessee.
2016-12-21
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Fuel efficiency—and the economic and ecological benefits associated with it—continues to be the white rabbit of the global aviation industry. While engine builders look toward composites and electrification, and airframe designers toward lightweighting and aerodynamics, engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center recently completed testing of a novel concept: the boundary layer ingesting propulsor.
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