Aerospace Engineering 2011-03-02

    • Materials become design, design becoems function
      Once things you could hold in your hand, materials have become more design ideas than entities, and the designs themselves are transforming into operational activity.
    • The next steps in flight
      A look at sero engine and assembly developments as commercial airframe and engine manufacturers begin the biggest battle of all-for next-generation short-haul jet aircraft sales.
    • NextGen Today and tomorrow
      The FAA has reached a major milestone on the Next Generation Air Transportation System initiative to modernize America's National Airspace System.
    • Stacking the material deck for the 787
      Combinations such as composites and titanium being used in future aircraft programs can be very challenging when drilling holes during manufacturing and assembly operations.