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2017-10-15
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Engineers at NASA and Boeing are amongst the believers who foresee folding wings in-flight using advanced materials and technologies being a potential game-changer for future aircraft. The two organization have teamed to develop an actuation system that uses an SMA that will accomplish this goal using less complex, lighter, and more compact hardware than conventional systems.
2017-09-28
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Rolls-Royce will be providing United Airlines additional Trent XWB engines and service support. The company also recently laid out an offering of the BR725 powerplant, designated F130 for military purposes, to the U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress fleet.
2017-08-12
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Eaton manufactured engine-driven pumps for the first flying MC-21 prototype and supplied additional system sub-components including thermal bypass valves, while Pratt & Whitney supplied its PW1000G GTF engine and Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, and Elbit supplies various avionics systems.
2017-08-12
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A Protonex and Insitu development team focused on packaging and integrating existing PEM fuel cell technology with the airframe. The resulting design comprised a redundant double stack design that produces 1.2 kW of power.
2017-08-01
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All the major business jet manufacturers have used this relatively quiet period, following the post-2008 slump, to invest in the design and development of new products.
2017-07-02
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On June 28, 2017, days ahead of the July 2017 U.S. Air Force light attack aircraft experiment, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed a preliminary vote for a proposed annual defense budget that included $1.2 billion for “a fleet of Light Attack/Observation aircraft.”
2017-06-10
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While 3D printing offers innovative new solutions for the future of aerospace manufacturing, it also enhances traditional aerospace manufacturing processes like investment casting.
2017-05-21
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Aurora Flight Sciences demonstrated DARPA's ALIAS automated flight technology in a Boeing 737 simulator. ALIAS showcased its ability to utilize the existing 737 auto-landing system to autonomously land the aircraft safely in the event of pilot incapacitation.
2017-04-27
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Uber announced a partnership with Aurora Flight Sciences to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for its Uber Elevate Network. Aurora’s eVTOL concept is derived from its existing XV-24A LightningStrike VTOL X-Plane subscale vehicle demonstrator aircraft.
2017-04-09
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Although the lightweight, supersonic T-38 has been the staple advanced jet trainer for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Naval Test Pilot School for more than 55 years, the aircraft is expected to be replaced by a new trainer that can better transition pilots into fourth- and fifth-generation fighters.
2017-01-26
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Colorado-based Boom Technology’s “Baby Boom” XB-1 supersonic demonstrator—a one-third scale stepping stone to a supersonic 40-seat passenger airliner—will make its first test flight late-2017. Although currently under construction, the XB-1 is described as “the first independently developed supersonic jet and history’s fastest civil aircraft.”
2017-01-25
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The U.S. military recently announced that it has successfully tested a swarm of 103 autonomous Perdix micro-drones over the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, CA. The drones operated as a group to complete four specific missions during the test sortie.
2016-12-08
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While unmanned systems are already transforming the way that modern warfighting is conducted, the commercial sector is still at the starting gate. That said, personal UAV ownership is expanding at an exponential rate, as small, stable, UAVs enter the market.
2016-10-20
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The fusing of emerging technologies from the aerospace materials sector and biological sciences are now, for the first time, heading toward the prospect of growing parts, systems, and, ultimately, perhaps whole aircraft.
2016-10-20
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Imperial College London researchers are working on technology that could allow drones to stay airborne indefinitely simply by hovering over a ground support vehicle to recharge.
2016-09-27
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The SAE AMS3144-qualified Aerocron primer is chrome-free and water-based, and it reduces emissions as well as waste-treatment requirement, according to PPG.
2016-08-23
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After many years of flat-lining in the supply of new commercial jet engines—with improved models, but with designs dating back to the late 1990s, relying on a continuous path of evolutionary development—a new generation of super-efficient powerplants is entering service, introducing many technologies that will also be applied to future engines.
2016-07-31
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The companies' collaboration activities range from the KC-390 military aircraft to technology testing via the most recent ecoDemonstrator program.
2016-07-15
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Mississippi State University's Car of the Future, a hybridized Subaru BRZ with advanced software and 3D-priinted innovations, gets an estimated triple-digit mpg while improving acceleration.
2016-05-31
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Stanford engineering professor David Lentink plans to use a new wind tunnel to learn the magic of bird flight and apply it to building better aerial robots.
2016-05-31
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E-Jets E2s are based on the proven platform of the current-generation E190, but with more advanced technologies applied such as new aerodynamically advanced high-aspect ratio wings and geared turbofan engines from Pratt & Whitney.
2016-05-26
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This is the first in a series of ‘X-planes’ in NASA's New Aviation Horizons initiative, introduced in the agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
2016-04-26
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Zephyr 8 has a wingspan of 25 m and can carry 50% more batteries than the earlier version, yet is 30% lighter. This translates into a UAV that can carry a heavier payload and is designed to, typically, stay in the air continuously for over a month
2016-04-21
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The LM-100J will be the civil-certified version of the C-130J and an updated version of the L-100 (or L-382) cargo aircraft, and will be “the only commercial airlifter that offers all-terrain and all-weather service.”
2016-03-17
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The route-proving program is being conducted as SWISS readies for the CS100 aircraft’s entry-into-service, the airline’s first CS100 aircraft is scheduled to be delivered by Bombardier in second quarter 2016.
2016-03-14
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Dozens of attempts by VTOL aircraft designers have been made to increase top speed without sacrificing range, efficiency, or the ability to do useful work, “with each effort struggling or failing in one way or another.”
2016-03-01
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Other technologies and “building blocks” above and beyond the new stealth bomber the USAF is looking to harvest include autonomous learning systems, human-machine collaboration, and smart weapons
2016-02-19
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Tern continues to undergo progress toward creating a new class of unmanned air systems combining shipboard takeoff and landing capabilities, enhanced speed and endurance, and supervised autonomy.
2016-02-14
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The T-50A was developed jointly by Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to replace the T-38 and train pilots to fly fifth-generation aircraft such as the F-22 and F-35.
2016-01-30
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Looking into the future, NASA believes its research could save commercial airlines billions of dollars in 'new era of aviation.'
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