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Five big ideas that could transform aviation

Five big ideas that could transform aviation
NASA has selected five green technology concepts that have the potential to transform the aviation industry in the next decade by reducing aircraft fuel use and emissions. The concepts were selected under NASA’s Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program for a two-year study.
12th August 2016

50kg aircraft motor delivers 260kW continuous output

50kg aircraft motor delivers 260kW continuous output
Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50kg, delivers a continuous output of about 260kW – five times more than comparable drive systems. This record-setting propulsion system successfully completed its first public flight on 4th July 2016 at Schwarze Heide Airport near Dinslaken, Germany, where it – almost silently – powered an Extra 330LE aerobatic airplane.
8th August 2016

Reducing risk in the aerospace supply chain

Reducing risk in the aerospace supply chain
Jean-Louis Evans, Managing Director at TÜV SÜD Product Service, explains how those supplying airline manufacturers should approach qualification and compliance testing.
5th August 2016


Israeli Ministry of Defence use LED lights for tank project

Israeli Ministry of Defence use LED lights for tank project
The Israeli Ministry of Defence Procurement and Production Directorate (PPD) has selected exterior LED lights by Imco Industries, for a project if upgrading IDF tank transports. Imco Industries, provider of electrical harnesses, control boxes, electromechanical devices and LED lights for military applications, breaks new ground as the industry’s designer and manufacturer of these LED lights.
22nd July 2016

Hardware and avionics I/O support apache simulator

Hardware and avionics I/O support apache simulator
It has been announced by United Electronic Industries (UEI) that their PowerDNA Cube and avionics interfaces have been selected by ZedaSoft, who will provide the US Army’s Distributed Test Control Center (DTCC) with an AH-64D Apache simulator. Having won a contract from AI Signal Research (ASRI), ZedaSoft’s simulator integrated with UEI hardware and I/O was the ideal choice to support the US Army’s various aviation and communication system testing activities.
21st July 2016

Future UAVs could be 'grown' in large-scale labs

Future UAVs could be 'grown' in large-scale labs
  Ahead of this years' Farnborough International Airshow, engineers and scientists at BAE Systems and the University of Glasgow outlined their thinking about military aircraft and how they might be designed and manufactured in the future.
13th July 2016

Active protection for our armed forces

Active protection for our armed forces
  A number of systems based on the MUSS self-protection systems are to be delivered; QinetiQ will work with a number of sub-contractors, including Airbus Defence and Space who are contracted to deliver the systems, for evaluation.  
6th July 2016

Next-gen large capacity airships to be developed

Next-gen large capacity airships to be developed
The European partnership between Flying Whales and Skeleton Technologies will ensure that graphene ultracapacitor technology powers next-gen large, heavy-lift airships for industrial applications in China and France. Europe’s leading ultracapacitor manufacturer Skeleton Technologies will join French firm Flying Whales’ programme to build a 60-ton Large Capacity Airship, or LCA60T, for the global transport market.
4th July 2016

A new dawn for helicopter modelling

A new dawn for helicopter modelling
The unique capability of the j2 Universal Tool-Kit software has seen j2 Aircraft Dynamics awarded a contract by US-based F2Si to develop a model of the Airbus Defence and Space EC-145 helicopter. The model for use in a FAA Level-6 equivalent Flight Training Device (FTD), incorporates an external Blade Element Rotor Model and is fully tuneable using the advanced modelling environment.
6th June 2016

Managing aircraft maintenance for pilot training

Managing aircraft maintenance for pilot training
To assist with aircraft maintenance and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Affinity Flying Training Services has selected the IFS Applications 9 and IFS Managed Cloud from enterprise applications company IFS.
11th May 2016


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