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Testing accessories of aircraft systems completed

Testing accessories of aircraft systems completed
In December 2018, Technodinamika holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) completed the qualification testing of the fire protection system and oxygen system accessories that will be used in SSJ-100 and MS-21 aircraft. Fire protection system accessories will be sent to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft for further certification testing within SSJ 100 aircraft in the spring of 2019. 
22nd January 2019

3D printing the future of aircraft

3D printing the future of aircraft
First conceived in the late 1980s, it’s only in recent years that 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, has really taken flight. Additive manufacturing is used in daily life, but developments are making it more accessible for other industries to use the technology, including aviation. Here, Benjamin Stafford, materials science expert at materials search engine Matmatch, explores the future relationship of aviation and additive manufacturing.
21st January 2019

Sustainable coatings for landmark tanker aircraft supplied

Sustainable coatings for landmark tanker aircraft supplied
A double first has been landed by AkzoNobel's Aerospace Coatings business after it supplied products for a new long distance tanker aircraft commissioned by the French Air Force. Featuring the company's Aerowave 5001 water-based coating, not only is it the French Air Force's first new generation A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) aircraft, it's also the first aircraft of its size to be finished with an external water-based topcoat.
19th December 2018


Structural adhesive for construction in aircraft interiors

Structural adhesive for construction in aircraft interiors
Demand for commercial aircraft is booming worldwide. The new flame-retardant structural adhesive, DELO-DUOPOX AB8162, makes production faster. No other industry relies as heavily on lightweight design as aviation does. On the one hand, optimum strength is crucial, on the other hand, weight must be kept to a minimum. DELO has developed its new, two-component epoxy resin especially for lightweight structural joints in aircraft interiors, focusing on fast build-up of strength.
6th December 2018

Ethernet cable offers high performance in military environments

Ethernet cable offers high performance in military environments
TE Connectivity recently introduced its Raychem Cat 5e cable that offers high performance Ethernet connectivity at speeds up to 1Gb/s in harsh military, marine and aerospace environments. Combined with TE’s expansive line of connectivity products, the Cat 5e cable can be part of a customisable, end-to-end solution from TE.
13th November 2018

British startup flies UK's first eVTOL aircraft

British startup flies UK's first eVTOL aircraft
Bristol-based Vertical Aerospace has test flown its full-scale, fully electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The unmanned technology demonstrator aircraft weighs 750kg and flew across Cotswold Airport in Kemble, Gloucestershire in June 2018 as part of the company’s flight test programme. Founded by OVO Energy CEO Stephen Fitzpatrick, the company’s mission is to provide personal, on-demand and carbon-free air travel between cities.
7th November 2018

System for testing of aircraft starter generators

System for testing of aircraft starter generators
High-performance dynamometer systems innovator, SAKOR Technologies, announces that it has provided a system to a major West Coast aerospace manufacturer for the testing of aircraft starter/generator units (SGUs). Included in the testing system is an AccuDyne AC Dynamometer automated by the DynoLAB Test Cell Control System.
25th October 2018

EVs deployed at London airports

EVs deployed at London airports
UK Power Networks Services has introduced the first electric vehicles (EVs) and charge points into its fleet at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airport depots, and EV charge points at its London City Airport depot.
19th October 2018

Aviation security challenges causing more than a bumpy ride

Aviation security challenges causing more than a bumpy ride
The aviation industry isn’t any more immune to critical cyber security risks than any other industry. That’s rather unsettling when you consider what the implications of a malicious attack on an airplane full of people could mean.  By Nitha Rachel Suresh, Cyber Security Consultant at Synopsys
24th September 2018

Upgrade program for airbus H135 helicopters

Upgrade program for airbus H135 helicopters
Representatives of Avalex Technologies have announced that Babcock Aviation has selected a full suite of digital video equipment including Avalex AVM4178Q 17” HD widescreen displays, Avalex AVC1816 Smart Video Management System and the Avalex AVR8414 HD DVR as part of the fleet upgrade program for five Airbus H135 helicopters operated by Western Power Distribution (WPD).
12th September 2018


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