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2014-11-17
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Composite supplier Toray Industries signed an agreement to expand its current contract for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to include the 777X wings. The addition of the 777X to the current 787 contract represents a significant increase in the material provided to Boeing by Toray.
2014-10-24
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Boeing on Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, WA, campus. Permitting for the new 1 million-ft² facility was completed seven weeks earlier than anticipated, allowing for an accelerated start to construction.
2014-09-23
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Boeing and Liquid Robotics have signed a global, multi-year teaming agreement to develop total integrated solutions for anti-submarine warfare, maritime domain awareness, and other maritime defense applications.
2014-08-20
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Boeing, South African Airways (SAA), and SkyNRG are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. This initiative broadens cooperation between Boeing and SAA to develop renewable jet fuel in ways that support South Africa's goals for public health as well as economic and rural development.
2014-07-15
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Company says Fuselage Automated Upright Build is expected to yield safety, quality benefits; had been in development since 2012.
2014-07-15
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Boeing plans to design a reusable launch vehicle for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in support of the U.S. government’s efforts to reduce satellite launch costs. DARPA’s XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane is conceived as a reusable, unmanned booster with costs, operation, and reliability similar to modern aircraft.
2014-06-23
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Boeing opened a new research and technology center to work with Brazilian researchers and scientists to develop aerospace technologies. The new Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil (BR&T-Brazil) center is focused on sustainable aviation biofuel development, advanced air traffic management, remote sensing, advanced metals and bio-materials, and support and services technologies.
2014-06-20
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CFM International has initiated ground testing of the first all-new LEAP-1B engine that will exclusively power the Boeing 737 MAX. CFM ran the engine for the first time on June 13, three days ahead of schedule.
2014-05-28
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Boeing announced an agreement to acquire ETS Aviation, a provider of fuel-efficiency management and analytics software. ETS Aviation solutions provide more than 120 airlines and corporate flight departments the tools necessary to accurately monitor fuel consumption, identify fuel savings opportunities, and track and report carbon emissions.
2014-05-13
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Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced plans to open a joint research center to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. The two companies will perform joint biofuel research, as well as fund and coordinate research with Brazilian universities and other institutions.
2014-04-23
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Boeing has named Ursula English as Vice President of its Environment, Health and Safety organization. She will be responsible for leading the company's workplace safety programs and its efforts to improve the environmental performance of Boeing products, services, and global operations.
2014-02-24
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Boeing has selected its Everett, WA, site as the location for a new composite wing center for the 777X program. Boeing evaluated criteria that were designed to find the wing fabrication location that would best support the 777X business plan.
2014-02-03
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Boeing makes a leap forward in manufacturing automation with a portable orbital drilling tool that is, at its core, indistinguishable from a fully autonomous robotic system.
2014-01-08
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A widely used material for lightning strike protection of CFRP structures within the aerospace industry is expanded metal foil (EMF). An issue with EMF is micro cracking of the paint, which can result in corrosion of the metal foil and subsequent loss of conductivity. Boeing researchers examined the issues of stress and displacement in the composite structure layup, which contribute to paint cracking caused by aircraft thermal cycling.
2013-12-20
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Boeing has announced it will expand its flight and maintenance training capabilities in Russia with a new training campus. The new full-service training facility will be located in the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Moscow.
2013-12-04
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Boeing sought a solution that would reduce the amount of manual drilling, improve hole quality, and increase overall productivity. Not for the first time, Electroimpact was key in developing an automated solution.
2013-11-24
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Researchers devised the tests to prove that active flow control can enhance the performance of a vertical tail enough to allow future designers to reduce the size of the structure for a whole family of airplanes.
2013-10-14
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The U.S. Air Force awarded the Michigan State University College of Engineering and Boeing a contract worth up to $4 million to develop new designs of sensors that will better detect cracks in the second- and third-layers in airframe structures.
2013-09-17
Journal Article
2013-01-2132
Jeffrey Morgan
Since the 1960's, lightning protection of aircraft has been an important design aspect, a concern for the flying public, aircraft manufacturers and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). With the implementation of major aircraft structures fabricated from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) materials, lightning protection has become a more complicated issue to solve. One widely used material for lightning strike protection of CFRP structures within the aerospace industry is expanded metal foil (EMF). EMF is currently used in both military and commercial passenger aircraft. An issue that has historically been an area of concern with EMF is micro cracking of paint on the composite structure which can result in corrosion of the metal foil and subsequent loss of conductivity. This paper addresses the issues of stress and displacement in the composite structure layup which contribute to paint cracking caused by aircraft thermal cycling.
2013-09-17
Journal Article
2013-01-2284
Nicholas Rathay, Matthew Boucher, Michael Amitay, Edward Whalen
The performance enhancement of a vertical tail provided by aerodynamic flow control could allow for the size of the tail to be reduced while maintaining similar control authority. Decreasing tail size would create a reduction in weight, drag, and fuel costs of the airplane. The application of synthetic jet actuators on improving the performance of the vertical tail was investigated by conducting experiments on 1/9th and 1/19th scale wind tunnel models (relative to a Boeing 767 tail) at Reynolds numbers of 700,000 and 350,000, respectively. Finite-span synthetic jets were placed slightly upstream of the rudder hinge-line in an attempt to reduce or even eliminate the flow separation that commences over the rudder when it was deflected to high angles. Global force measurements on the 1/9th scale model showed that the flow control is capable of increasing side force by a maximum of 0.11 (19%). The momentum coefficient that created this change was relatively small (Cμ = 0.124%).
2013-09-17
Journal Article
2013-01-2296
Michael Assadi, Christopher Martin, Eliot Siegel, Dennis Mathis
Over 1,200 large diameter holes must be drilled into the side-of-body join on a Boeing commercial aircraft's fuselage. The material stack-ups are multiple layers of primarily titanium and CFRP. Due to assembly constraints, the holes must be drilled for one-up-assembly (no disassembly for deburr). In order to improve productivity, reduce manual drilling processes and improve first-time hole quality, Boeing set out to automate the drilling process in their Side-of-Body join cell. Implementing an automated solution into existing assembly lines was complicated by the location of the target area, which is over 15 feet (4 meters) above the factory floor. The Side-of-Body Drilling machines (Figure 1) are capable of locating, drilling, measuring and fastening holes with less than 14 seconds devoted to non-drilling operations. Drilling capabilities provided for holes up to ¾″ in diameter through stacks over 4.5″ thick in a titanium/CFRP environment.
2013-08-22
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UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by The Boeing Co. to manufacture landing gear for the new Boeing 737 MAX. The contract calls for UTC to provide the nose and main landing gear in addition to the main gear side struts.
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.
2013-04-22
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U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on April 23-24 will hold a hearing focusing on the design and certification of the 787's battery system.
2013-04-19
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Boeing will place its Brazilian research and technology center in the city of São José dos Campos’s Technological Park. The new Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil Center will open later this year in remodeled existing space at the technological park with staffing of up to 12 Boeing researchers and scientists.
2013-02-22
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Boeing and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) reached an agreement to launch joint research and development programs. In addition, Boeing and ITU announced their first joint project: a one-year effort to research and develop an advanced air-filtration system to enhance air quality for passengers in commercial airplane cabins.
2012-12-12
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Two heavyweights in the automotive and aerospace industries are joining minds on lighter materials. BMW and Boeing on Dec. 12 announced they would do joint research on carbon-fiber recycling and share knowledge about the material and its manufacture.
2012-12-04
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Lightweight combustion chamber walls stay cool because hot-burning propellant remains confined to a central cyclone
2012-11-15
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“I do a lot of recruiting. The kids I’m hiring now are phenomenal. They look at things differently. They’re energetic and they’re sharp,” said John Craig, Chief Engineer of Network Systems for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
2012-10-22
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Boeing awarded Elbit Systems of America LLC a $17.5 million contract to redesign and upgrade the Apache Block III AH-64D Mission Processor. The Block III Mission Processor provides the aircraft with an open-system computing architecture that will be expected to integrate with both current and next-generation technologies.
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