Clean, quiet commercial propulsion
Engine manufacturers design future engines to meet noise,
pollution, and fuel economy needs.
Robots take over
Dramatic changes in areas as diverse as semiconductor costs,
software tools, and the trend toward regional aircraft are creating
opportunities for airplane manufacturers to automate their
Rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing
Durable, temperature-resistant powders and materials enable the
manufacture of complex components.
The research race
Aerospace R&D funding in the U.S. is on the upswing, but new
priorities create challenges for universities.