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2008-06-30
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Because orbital drilling allows for drilling and finishing in a single operation, a fully implemented process can reduce drilling time by 50% over conventional methods, according to Novator. The need to disassemble the parts to remove burrs is eliminated.
2008-06-30
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The need to develop alternative fuels for all transport systems is becoming increasingly important, and Airbus is taking part in the French CALIN (Carburant Alternatifs et Systèmes d’Injection Innovants) research project. Launched in July 2007, it is scheduled to continue for another 20 months. In CALIN, Airbus is working with major research institutions including ONERA, IFP, and CNRS, and with industry partner Safran.
2008-06-30
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Very large aircraft do not necessarily have to impose high noise levels on the environment, a fact that has been demonstrated by the Airbus A380’s appearance at international air shows and during its world tours. Now, Airbus is claiming its A380 as the quietest long-range aircraft in service. The aircraft has received external noise levels validation from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. FAA.
2008-06-30
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Cleaning up the skies by developing a broad span of new green technologies is a massive, challenging, and fascinating opportunity for the aerospace industry. But that is the aim of the Clean Sky European joint technology initiative (JTI), which gets under way this year and is set to become one of the European industry’s largest projects ever.
2008-06-30
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Bosch Rexroth is supplying the hydraulic systems to operate the 16 platforms required for two wing jigs for the Airbus A400M multi-role military transport. The aircraft’s wing boxes are 23 m long and 4 m wide, and each has a mass of 3 t. They are believed to be the largest carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic composite wings ever made.
2008-06-30
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Boeing and Airbus signed an agreement to work together to ensure global interoperability in air-traffic management as part of an effort to help reduce the impact of aviation on the environment. The companies will seek the acceleration of improvements to the world’s air-transportation management system in order to increase efficiency and eliminate traffic congestion.
2008-06-30
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Spirit AeroSystems Inc. signed a contract with Airbus to design and produce a major composite fuselage structure for the A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) program. Spirit will design and manufacture the Section 15 center fuselage frame section, a composite structure approximately 65 ft long, 20 ft wide, and nearly 9000 lb.
2008-06-30
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In a contract valued at more than $125 million, Airbus selected B/E Aerospace to supply passenger and crew oxygen systems for the new A350 XWB aircraft. B/E Aerospace’s passenger and crew oxygen systems utilize the company’s patented Pulse system as well as chemical oxygen generation.
2008-06-30
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he use of alternative, environmentally compatible power sources for aircraft is moving ahead cautiously. Although full details have not been released, Airbus has confirmed that it had successfully flight-tested a fuel-cell system in an A320 to power backup hydraulic and electric power systems.
2008-06-30
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The SA2 machine is the latest in the Low Voltage Electromagnet Riveter (LVER) family of automated fastening equipment from Electroimpact, and it is being used on the Airbus A320 aircraft.
2008-06-30
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Airbus selected Rockwell Collins to provide the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA) for the new A350 XWB (extra-wide body) aircraft. The THSA optimizes aerodynamics, responding to complex computations to trim the pitch of the aircraft during flight.
2008-01-17
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At November’s Dubai Airshow, Qatar AirwaysQatar Petroleum, Qatar Fuel, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Shell, and the Qatar Science and Technology Park signed an agreement to research the feasibility and potential benefits of using gas-to-liquid synthetic jet fuels in aviation engines.
2011-09-29
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Pratt & Whitney, Japan Aero Engines Corp., and MTU Aero Engines AG will collaborate to provide the PurePower PW1100G-JM engine for the Airbus A320neo program. Under the collaboration agreement, MTU will hold an 18% share and be responsible for the low-pressure turbine and participate jointly with P&W in the high-pressure compressor.
2011-10-20
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Due to the conflicting trends of increasing complexity of systems and drastically reduced development times, virtual testing has become one of the solutions to achieve aircraft system certification.
2011-11-03
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In the automotive industry, the industrial robot is a common solution to achieve high-speed, repeatable processes. But due to its lack of accuracy and its compliant nature, use of robots has not been as successful in aircraft manufacturing. The use of force control with robots could change that.
2012-05-31
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Researchers from Brötje-Automation and Airbus come up with a “versatile” solution.
2012-07-06
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Airbus has announced plans to establish a manufacturing facility in the United States to assemble and deliver the family of A319, A320, and A321 aircraft. Located at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, AL, it will be the company's first U.S.
2009-07-20
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Goodrich Corp. has opened a new 50,000-ft² facility in China’s Tianjin Airport Industrial Park to support nacelle and thrust reverser original equipment as well as maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) activities.
2009-07-20
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Airbus signed an agreement with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency for cooperative research activities in the field of composite materials. This agreement marks the first research cooperation between Airbus and a Japanese aerospace agency.
2009-09-03
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Rolls-Royce is set to begin construction at Crosspointe, its new aerospace facility in Prince George County, VA, in late September or early October. This first building at Crosspointe will be a 140,000-ft² disc manufacturing facility.
2009-11-25
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It may seem that today’s aerospace industry has little in common with its early days, but the reality is, there remains many similarities—chief among them is the fact that people are who make the industry fly; people are who solve the complex challenges presented by modern aerospace engineering.
2010-01-07
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Volaris Airlines selected Honeywell’s LED technology upgrade for its Airbus A320 navigation wingtip lighting. According to Honeywell, its LED wingtip navigation lighting lasts up to 40 times longer than current halogen technology, saving maintenance costs for airline operators.
2009-11-11
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Airbus signed a memorandum of understanding with Tianjin Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ) for the establishment of a logistics center in Tianjin to optimize the supply chain management for all of Airbus’s industrial cooperation projects in the country.
2009-11-12
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Airbus completed the first four hours of its 180-h flight-test and certification campaign during first flight of the A330-200F, paving the way for delivery to launch operator Etihad Crystal Cargo in the summer of 2010.
2011-04-27
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EADS researchers are using lasers and electron beams to build working, "geometrically optimized" aerospace parts layer by layer from CAD files.
2011-02-09
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An agreement has been reached between Airbus and Magellan Aerospace (U.K.) Ltd. securing a further work package, Crown Fittings, on Airbus' A350 XWB. It is expected to generate revenues in excess of $20 million over the next 10 years.
2011-03-14
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Airbus has selected Goodrich Corp. to provide the nacelle system for a new engine for the Airbus A320 family of single-aisle airplanes. Under the agreement, Goodrich will design the nacelle and thrust reversers for the Pratt & Whitney PurePower 1100G engine that will power the Airbus A320 family, designated the A320neo (new engine option).
2011-03-14
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SAE International’s AS-2 Embedded Computing Systems Committee has completed SAE AS6003–TTP Communication Protocol for deterministic high-speed communication in safety-critical systems.
2011-06-29
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Aleris has signed a five-year contract to provide aluminum plate and sheet in a range of alloys to Airbus for its global programs. The agreement covers supply for the years 2012 through 2016. The agreement also includes the development of a recycling program, where Aleris will recycle scrap for Airbus.
2010-09-15
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Modal identification methods used during flutter testing have evolved to ensure correct parameter identification. Frequencies and damping value estimations have to be as accurate as possible to define the aircraft fluttering margins used during those first mission-critical in-flight test campaigns.
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