Aerospace Engineering 2006-05-01

Aerospace Engineering 2006-05-01
    • Materials mature
      The growth of air travel has always been dependent on the development of materials technology for structures and engines.
    • Keeping track of production
      Aircraft manufacturers are making greater use of RFID and bar code technology, while also using new software that helps them keep production lines running smoothly.
    • Breaking records via fuel management
      Onboard sensors reported lower-than-expectedfuel-tank readings not far into the around-the-world flight of the GlobalFlyer, jeopardizing the entire mission.