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2019-08-05
Helicopter manufacturer and Textron Inc. subsidiary, Bell Flight, is adding a new piece of standard equipment to its Bell 407GXi single-engine, civil utility helicopter program: bird-deterring, pulsing lights.
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2019-08-06
Outside of Philadelphia, a 350,000-square-foot facility has been transformed into a modern factory where the Boeing Company will build fuselages for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft. The updated plant will also modernize current MV-22 aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps fleet.
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2019-07-17
Once in orbit, Archinaut One will use additive manufacturing techniques – or 3D printing – to create two 32-foot beams extending out from each side of the spacecraft. As manufacturing progresses, each beam will unfurl two solar arrays that generate up to five times more power than traditional solar panels on spacecraft of similar size.
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2019-08-02
The team completed a successful baseline design review that establishes the technical approach for a critical design review, which moves the system a step closer to development and use.
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2019-07-18
The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative – a global nonprofit working to create standards in blockchain, distributed ledgers, and related technologies for consumers, smart cities, and mobility – has launched the industry's first vehicle identification (VID) standard incorporating blockchain technology into a digital vehicle identification system.
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2019-08-09
ArmorFlash provides non-volatile memory (NVM) storage of encrypted and integrity-protected assets for for artificial intelligence (AI)-based Level 2+ advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) through Level 5 autonomous driving solutions.
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2019-07-22
The upgrade, which will leverage BendixKing’s AeroVue Touch Integrated Flight Deck – now qualified to be installed on Part 27 light helicopters – provides near-4K resolution and access to critical flight data.
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2019-08-02
Houston-based HTX Labs, LLC was awarded with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II funding to continue adapting its EMPACT Virtual Reality (VR) platform for the United States Air Force’s Pilot Training Next program. The U.S. Air Force intends to use EMPACT to fast-track the creation of highly immersive VR simulations to accelerate pilot training.
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2020-01-23
Executives and engineers from across high-tech markets – aerospace and defense (A&D), advanced manufacturing, energy, field service, and others – are realizing the benefits of cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools. Officials at global enterprise applications company IFS saw the rapid adoption of such tools triple in 2018 alone. SAE International chats with IFS CEO Darren Roos about the growing trend, the value of data, and real-world data analytics use cases.
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2018-12-18
Waste, trash, refuse – regardless of preferred nomenclature – the approach to managing it has stood for centuries: collect it and then send it somewhere else to be stored or incinerated. The same holds for waste produced by astronauts in space. But for those who may spend extended time on the Moon or Mars, this approach might not be the best idea.
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2018-12-14
Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC), NASA, and Lockheed Martin engineers brought the Orion spacecraft one step closer to its first flight atop NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), and enabling humans to explore the moon, Mars, and other deep space destinations beyond low-Earth orbit (LEO). The team achieved a milestone in the program with a ground firing test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft launch abort system (LAS), designed to enhance spaceflight safety for astronauts, at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Promontory, Utah.
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2018-12-27
Two new installments in the burgeoning SAE International Podcast Series cast a spotlight on additive manufacturing, which is fueling innovation, greater efficiencies, and the future of mobility engineering. Additive manufacturing continues to advance and transform mobility engineering, as aerospace and automotive firms increasingly adopt and invest in 3D printing technologies, which are becoming more capable and cost-effective.
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2018-10-25
To prepare for the leap from low-Earth orbit habitation to deep space human exploration, NASA began developing a small space station or “proving ground” for placement in cislunar orbit.
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2018-12-20
The first serial Airbus Helicopters H160 medium utility helicopter to roll off the brand-new assembly line in Marignane, France and performed its first flight in a unique “signature” livery.
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2018-12-05
To provide efficient workforce coverage and lower airport operating costs, German air navigation provider DFS will shift all Saarbrücken, Erfurt, and Dresden air traffic operations to the DFS Remote Tower Control Center in Leipzig.
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2018-12-19
LIFT has developed an electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft called “Hexa” and plans to open LIFT locations in scenic and uncongested areas near major metro areas, tourist destinations, and entertainment hubs where individuals can rent and operate Hexa aircraft without a pilot's license.
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2018-12-07
Automated software tools are eliminating weeks, if not months, from the Risk Management Framework (RMF) accreditation process by virtually eliminating the time of the initial hardening while also providing the required documentation. By doing so, technology integrators can significantly reduce the time to build, test, and deploy new technologies in Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG)-compliant environments.
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2018-08-09
Together, the companies will develop customized lightweight material systems and advanced manufacturing processes, such as metal additive manufacturing – also known as 3D printing – to advance current and next-generation aerospace and defense solutions, including new structures and systems not currently in existence.
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2018-09-18
On Sept. 12, NASA will conduct the first test flight of its latest heatshield, the Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology (ADEPT) mechanically deployable semi-rigid aeroshell entry system.
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2018-10-31
Airbus has entered into an agreement with New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to develop capability in the country’s emerging unmanned aircraft (UA) and space data technology sectors.
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