Aerospace Engineering 2005-09-01

Aerospace Engineering 2005-09-01
    • Advanced materials for manufacturability
      The big three- aluminum, titanium, and composites- duke it out in the sky.
    • Automation makes big advances
      Aircraft manufacturers continue to adopt new technologies that improve efficiency, speed up production, and reduce worker injuries.
    • Electric braking debuts in military and commercial applications
      SAE 100 Future look: Goodrich led the development of electromechanical aircraft braking with a highly focused team of experts from three divisions within the company, each working in their own fields of expertise: braking performance, electronic controls, and electromechanical acutators (EAs).
    • Looking into the future with NDT
      SAE 100 Future look: The need for systemized inspection inthe aircraft industry did not arise until the dramatic increase in air travel that took place in the late 1940s.
    • Electronic warfare
      SAE 100 Future look: Today's combat aircraft commonly use electronic warfare (EW) receivers and jammers for self protection.
    • The future of aerospace data communication
      SAE 100 Future look: The aerospace industry is often under pressure to reduce costs while increasing aircraft capability and features.
    • Trends in landing gear material
      SAE 100 Future look: Messier-Dowty is actively pursuing new opportunities to optimize landing gear technology, notably through the application of new materials.
    • The changing face of aerospace and avionics parts sourcing
      SAE 100 Future look: There is a quiet revolution taking palce in the world of global aerospace and avionics parts sourcing, and it is making all the difference when it comes to fast, efficient searching for technical suppliers, parts and services.