Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing 2009-02-01

Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing 2009-02-01
    • Going direct in manufacturing
      Prototyping transitions from one-off components to flight-ready hardware.
    • Traveling light, traveling easy
      Airplane manufacturers have always tried to avoid unnecessary weight- and today's materials and design tactics combine for stronger structures with less weight.
    • making flying safer
      Technology is applied to new avionics and ground-based systems to make air operations, military as well as civil, far safer than ever before.
    • Innovative Thinking 101
      West Virginia University professor Dr. James E. Smith issues a call for innovation as one of the central themes of his term as SAE's 2009 President.