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2010-05-07
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Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter have joined forces to develop and demonstrate a new rugged, high-capacity unmanned aerial system based on the four-blade, single-engine Bell 407 helicopter. First flight of the new Fire-X medium-range vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) is expected by the end of 2010.
2010-05-27
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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has been awarded a contract for expanded support of Lockheed Martin's Space Systems' development of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor is the Structure) airship powered by a regenerative fuel cell (RFC).
2009-09-30
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The U.S. Air Force awarded Environmental Tectonics Corp.'s (ETC) Training Services Group a contract, valued at more than $35 million, to provide a high-performance training and research human centrifuge.
2009-08-19
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Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems is strongly encouraging its supply chain to explore the use of Siemens' Sinumerik 840D solution line CNC and Sinumerik Volumetric Compensation System (VCS) to achieve high-tolerance machined parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
2010-02-05
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Russia's Irkut Corp. and Aviapribor selected Goodrich Corp. to design, develop, and produce primary and secondary flight-control actuation systems for all variants of the MC-21 single-aisle commercial aircraft.
2009-12-10
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Honeywell is building a technology center in Gurgaon, India, to expand its global research capabilities in refining, petrochemical, and other technologies to better serve customers in the region. The company will invest $34 million to establish the 400,000-ft² center at an existing Honeywell-owned property.
2008-08-12
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Vision Systems International (VSI) has been awarded an initial contract of more than $17 million from Boeing for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) in 145 F-15E Strike Eagles. The contract includes dual-seat capable JHMCS hardware and pilot equipment including helmets and visors.
2008-06-30
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Orbital Sciences Corp. and Aerojet recently conducted a test firing of the jettison motor, a key component of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for NASA’s Orion next-generation human spaceflight program. This successful firing marked the first full-scale rocket propulsion test for the Orion program.
2008-06-30
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OnAxis magnetic rotary encoders from Renishaw offer high performance, armored construction, a simple mounting system, and small size.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Aero Engines GmbH signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly pursue business opportunities in the European UAV market. Under the five-year agreement, P&WC and MTU will cooperate in positioning themselves for participation in future European UAV programs.
2008-07-10
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NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) have unveiled a new vertical test stand at ATK’s facility in Promontory, UT, that will be used to test-fire the full-scale abort motor for the launch-abort system of the Orion crew exploration vehicle.
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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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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Data from the tests of core components of a rocket engine from the Apollo era that carried the first Americans to the moon will help NASA build the next-generation engine that will power the new Ares launch vehicles, it says.
2008-06-30
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Eclipse Aviation will use an integrated software suite from Right Hemisphere to generate consistent and transferable manufacturing and maintenance procedures for its production facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and for its various service centers in the U.S.
2008-06-30
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Reducing cycle time and time to market while improving quality and efficiency are the benefits customers of Intercim’s Pertinence Suite can expect, according to the company. The Suite manages the entire production process, from design through final inspection.
2008-06-30
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For the average person, what constitutes a hot day is subjective. The same with a cold day. For aerospace engineers, though, it’s not subjective—and there’s a new SAE standard to prove it. The S-15, Gas Turbine Performance Simulation Nomenclature and Interfaces Committee, recently published ARP210, “Definition of Commonly Used Day Types (Atmospheric Ambient Temperature Characteristics Versus Pressure Altitude).”
2008-06-30
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Renishaw says early adopters of its ultra-high-speed scanning system for coordinate measuring machines are achieving good productivity gains. At the heart of the Renscan5 system is the infinite-positioning REVO head. The system is being applied to complex parts that take long to manufacture.
2008-06-30
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Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing has undergone a number of changes. Yes, its very name has been expanded to better reflect the new focus of the magazine. But these changes are based on significant customer feedback and research and have been implemented with only one objective in mind: to benefit the reader.
2008-06-30
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Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions' electronic packaging services for commercial off-the-shelf products are designed to offer users the capability to outfit standard commercial products such as computers, servers, data storage units, and mobile electronic equipment with a durable, rugged, and more protective enclosure.
2008-06-30
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Two recently published SAE International standards (AS5725 and AS5653) address communications between aircraft and weapons systems. AS5725 concerns the interface for miniature mission stores, and AS5653defines a high-speed fiber channel network to improve the capability of MIL-STD-1760 to transfer digital data between aircraft/platforms, carriage systems, and mission stores.
2008-06-30
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It is not uncommon for engineers to develop a new compound for maintenance or manufacturing purposes, but then find that they cannot control processes well enough to produce large enough batches to make it cost-effective. That was the case recently when the U.S. Air Force (USAF) developed a replacement material for tape around access panels on the B-2 bomber.
2008-06-30
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Operating helicopters in very difficult climatic conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan can result in the need to replace rotor blades after only 400 flying hours’ time because sand, grit, and gravel have such a severe abrasive effect. To improve the operating life span of the BERP III blades fitted to AgustaWestland Lynx helicopters, the type operated in both countries by British Forces, 3M has developed a protective polyurethane coating.
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.
2011-02-09
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Seco Tools’ milling and drilling tooling solutions address the range of composite materials used by manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, and other industries.
2010-08-31
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ACRA Control’s NET/SWI/004 is a compact, lightweight, ruggedized MIL-STD-810 ethernet switch.
2010-09-29
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Boeing has signed an agreement with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and fly the SolarEagle unmanned aircraft for the Vulture II demonstration program. Under the terms of the $89 million contract, SolarEagle will make its first demonstration flight in 2014.
2008-06-30
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Aerospace valve manufacturer Shaw Aero Devices recently faced a challenge from one of its customers to build a solenoid valve with a pressure drop of 0.75 psi at a flow rate of 4.45 gal/min, while its standard valve measured out at 6.09 psi.
2008-06-30
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The family of Parylene conformal coatings (N, C, and D) has been used as a rugged, reliable protection solution for a wide range of aerospace applications for more than 35 years. However, while these standard formulations still meet the coating requirements of most applications, some of the leading-edge technology in aerospace devices often need a little more.
2008-06-30
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Most people are familiar with the expression, “Trying to build a better mousetrap,” and yet no one has really been able to do it. What we tend to see, more often than not, is that an invention’s design principles serve as the basis to take that invention into new realms of possibilities and technological advancements.
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