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2008-08-05
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For years, the Russians have provided spectacular military air displays featuring development versions of Sukhoi and Mig fighters, but for Farnborough these show-stoppers were absent, and instead the consolidating Russian aerospace industry concentrated on showing new civil airliners and helicopters.
2008-06-30
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With the global aerospace community committed to a greener future, a Boeing-led research team has successfully flown what it says is the world’s first manned aircraft powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Fuel-cell technology itself is not new, but this aviation initiative by Boeing Research and Technology-Europe looks destined to play an important part in the ongoing search for more environmentally friendly ways of flying.
2012-01-16
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AeroVironment says it achieved a technological milestone never achieved before by building and flying a wing-flapping air vehicle, carrying its own energy source and using only two flapping wings for propulsion and control.
2012-01-06
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Examining the nature of U.S. military helicopter losses from 2002-08, BAE identified a very significant proportion of accidents that could have been avoided, or reduced, by using an active scanning radar sensor and new integrated software.
2012-05-16
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The need to increase air traffic capacity and productivity within a cost-conscious Indian environment has led to the design of an open architecture ATM model with high performance characteristics.
2012-05-04
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Rolls-Royce's first manufacturing facility outside of the U.K., the new Seletar industrial campus, contains research and training, wide-chord fan blade production, and assembly and test facilities, along with other resources to support the 1000 staff who will work there.
2012-05-09
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Changing from alloy to composite materials for engine fan blades is an identified path to reducing overall engine weight by a significant amount—typically up to 1000 lb.
2012-09-06
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Europe is facing a massive black hole in its future defense procurement portfolio.
2013-09-27
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Using AM techniques, materials can be fused to form objects from 3-D models, building up structures iteratively instead of taking forgings and then machining material away.
2011-03-03
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Commercial airframe and engine manufacturers get serious in the fight for the biggest shares of next-generation short-haul aircraft programs.
2009-03-24
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Although Rolls-Royce’s main base remains in the U.K., it is a growing industry player in North America. It employs nearly 8000 people at more than 66 U.S. locations in 26 states and seven sites in six Canadian provinces.
2008-07-11
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Against a backdrop of a world economic downturn, record gas prices impacting on airline travel, and massive order backlogs, Airbus management outlined its views on the coming years at its annual Technical Briefing.
2008-08-06
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Having reached a plateau in turbofan engine development in recent years, the scene is now being set for the next step up in conventional engine performance gains, with progress being made toward new-generation engines.
2008-08-04
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This year’s Farnborough International air show was low on new aircraft on display but provided a wealth of news on developing programs, new technologies including engines, and insight into how consolidation and restructuring are cascading down the supply chain.
2008-11-18
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Cobham has received a $37 million contract to produce an additional 51 Low Band Transmitter/Antenna Groups (LBT/AG) and spare parts for the U.S. Navy to be manufactured at the Cobham Defense Systems facility in Lansdale, PA, and brings the total number of ship sets ordered to 120.
2010-08-13
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So highly classified is this “black” program, only a handful of press and VIP guests were permitted to visit the BAE Systems secretive Lightning Works at Warton, Lancashire, to see a preview of the Taranis.
2010-03-03
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A new regional jet, the Bombardier CSeries, has had a prolonged launch stage, but the program is now making rapid progress toward reality.
2008-12-09
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The era of robotics has already transformed the automobile manufacturing sector, and now it is becoming a key factor in aerospace, which is facing severe skills shortages in some manufacturing areas. It is also a segment in which new materials and innovative designs are proving to be ideal for robotic manufacturing.
2008-11-26
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Elaborate rollout ceremonies are expected for new airplanes, but in the world of engineering and manufacturing, a stylish event built up around an engineering support structure is a rarity. This pattern was broken when engineering firm Semmco staged a ceremony to introduce its tail docking system at London’s Heathrow Airport in the maintenance hangar of U.K. operator bmi.
2009-02-04
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QinetiQ has developed a novel solution for F-35B "rolling landings" on the U.K. Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers in high sea conditions.
2009-02-04
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EuroProp International, the European engine consortium comprising Rolls-Royce, Snecma, MTU, and ITP, has flown the new TP400 powerplant, the most powerful turboprop in the Western world, for the first time aboard a special test aircraft.
2016-01-03
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The company is well on its way increasing its market presence, with worldwide military products that include 1800 aircraft sold to 70 countries, with 145 operators and over 5 million flight hours accumulated.
2016-04-26
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Zephyr 8 has a wingspan of 25 m and can carry 50% more batteries than the earlier version, yet is 30% lighter. This translates into a UAV that can carry a heavier payload and is designed to, typically, stay in the air continuously for over a month
2016-08-23
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After many years of flat-lining in the supply of new commercial jet engines—with improved models, but with designs dating back to the late 1990s, relying on a continuous path of evolutionary development—a new generation of super-efficient powerplants is entering service, introducing many technologies that will also be applied to future engines.
2016-12-08
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While unmanned systems are already transforming the way that modern warfighting is conducted, the commercial sector is still at the starting gate. That said, personal UAV ownership is expanding at an exponential rate, as small, stable, UAVs enter the market.
2015-04-06
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Turbine blades in TiAl are about half the weight of comparable nickel-alloy components but boast the same reliability and durability. The high aluminum content also makes the material resistant to oxidation and corrosion.
2015-07-24
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For the first time since the Second World War, the Japanese aerospace industry has demonstrated a new defense air program overseas in an attempt to interest potential export customers.
2015-07-16
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An important element in its recent world tour was the participation of the new HondaJet at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), held at Geneva, which was its first European appearance.
2015-07-16
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Snecma is preparing its supply chain and industrial capabilities for an unprecedented production ramp-up of its LEAP engine, already considered the best selling new engine ever a year before entry into service.
2015-05-27
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In the commercial jet market below the 150-seat Airbus and Boeing killing fields, the next biggest sales are in the hands of Canada’s Bombardier and Brazil’s Embraer.
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