PMA stands for Parts Manufacturer Approval. This approval is what allows for manufacturers to produce and sell articles for installation on type certification products. The approval can only be given by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. Simply put, the FAA is required to utilize the PMA process to greenlight the design and manufacturing of certain aviation and aerospace parts. Designing, manufacturing, distributing and operating with such a part that has not gone through the approval process is illegal and subject to severe punishments. For more information on how the PMA process works, you can read more about it in the article below.

You can observe a great example of the PMA process when aviation companies need to acquire replacement parts (such as an aircraft brake) for a commercial or corporate jet. In order to procure these parts, they must ensure that the desired piece passes the PMA phase. This involves the FAA identifying airworthiness standards before applying them to the part and then determining the criticality of this part. The two FAA branches involved in implementing this are the Aircraft Certification Offices (ACO’s) and the Manufacturing Inspection District Offices (MIDO’s). Afterwards, aviation authorities would submit a test plan for its design approval and if passed, establish an inspection system to scrutinize the nooks and crannies of the piece.

If the piece passes this phase of the process, the PMA part would then need established instructions for repair and inspection, followed by instructions for a continued operational safety plan. Once everything has been set in place and tests have been run enough times to prove the airworthiness of the part, only then can the ACO and MIDO give the final approval that the part is suitable enough to fly the skies.

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Aircraft wings are airfoils that attach to the body of an aircraft at different angles and shapes to create lift and sustain flight. Different wing configurations provide variant flight characteristics like the amount of lift generated, the level of control at different operating speeds, aircraft stability and flight balance. Aircraft wings may be attached at the bottom, mid or top of the fuselage. The wing tip can be pointed, rounded or square and the wing can extend out from the fuselage perpendicularly , angled down or slightly up. The angle at which a wing extends out from the fuselage’s horizontal state is called the dihedral angle and this affects an aircraft’s lateral stability.

Wings are mostly constructed using aluminum, but they can also be made using wood covered with fabric, magnesium alloy, carbon fiber, and in modern aircraft, stronger and lighter materials like titanium. The framing of aircraft wings are outlined by beam like spars. The ribs of a wing are connected to these spars and provide sound structure and stability. Lastly, the entire aircraft from fuselage to wingspan is covered in a skin that ensures the aircraft moves through the sky as one unified body.

There are 9 types of wing design that each offer their own unique capabilities. The rectangle wing (not aerodynamically efficient) is your basic non-tapered, straight wing, mostly used in small aircraft, extending perpendicular to the fuselage. Elliptical wings (most aerodynamically efficient) induce the lowest possible drag and their thin wing structure was initially designed to house landing gear, ammunition and guns inside the wing. The chord of a tapered wing varies across it’s span for approximate elliptical lift distribution.

Delta wings are triangular in shape and lay over the fuselage. Their low aspect ratio makes them ideal in supersonic, subsonic, and transonic flight. These wings have improved maneuverability and reduced wing loading but due to their low aspect ratio, do have a high induced drag. Trapezoidal wings offer outstanding flight performance, highly efficient supersonic flight, and have great stealth characteristics. Ogive wings are designed for very high speeds, have minimal drag at supersonic speeds, but are very complex and difficult to manufacture. Most high-speed commercial aircraft use a swept-back wing design that reduces drag at transonic speeds. Forward-swept wings have controllability issues and because of the flow characteristics the outboard wings stall before the flaps. Variable sweep wings were designed to optimize flight experience over a range of speeds and have three modes of extension: straight out to the side, slightly back, and farther back to create a triangle shaped aircraft.

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Aircraft are defined by their wings. The shape, size, and configuration will affect all aspects of an aircraft’s performance and specifications. Wings are airfoils, shapes designed to create lift when moving rapidly through the air. This lift, combined with the thrust generated by the aircraft’s engine or engines, is what allows an aircraft to fly.

Wings come in various different configurations and shapes, depending on the requirements of the aircraft and its intended use. A wing’s shape will determine how much lift it generates, how the aircraft controls at various operating speeds, stability, balance, and more. Both the trailing edge and leading edge of an aircraft wing can be curved or straight, and wings can attach at various points on the fuselage- bottom, middle, or on the top. There is also the wing dihedral angle, which is the angle at which the wing is set, either perpendicular, or angled up or down.

Aircraft wings are typically built in a complete cantilever design, meaning that they do not require external bracing or support, and are internally supported by structural members and the aircraft’s string. Some designs, however, do feature external wires or struts to prevent vibration and maintain structural integrity. Most wings are built from aluminum, but older aircraft will use wood frames covered in fabric. Modern aircraft often use carbon fiber materials in their construction as well. Wings typically consist of stringers and spars that run spanwise, and formers, bulkheads, and ribs that run chordwise, from leading edge to trailing edge.

Common wing shapes include:


The rectangular wing is easy to manufacture, and features a non-tapered, straight design used mostly in small aircraft that extends from the fuselage at a 90 degree angle. However, rectangular wings are not very aerodynamically efficient.


These wings are very aerodynamically efficient and induce minimal drag. However, they are very difficult to manufacture. Elliptical wings were originally designed for military aircraft to house landing gear, guns, and ammunition inside a wing. The ellipse shape was designed to offer the thinnest possible wing, all while holding all these components.


Created as a compromise between elliptical and rectangular designs, tapered wings feature a chord that gradually grows smaller closer to the tip. While not as efficient as elliptical wings, tapered wings offer a compromise between efficiency and manufacturability.


Most modern aircraft feature swept-back wings, as they reduce drag and maintain controllability while flying at transonic speeds.


Essentially a massive triangle-shaped wing, delta designs are a very low aspect ratio wing used in supersonic aircraft. Delta wings are efficient in all phases of flight, subsonic, transonic, and supersonic, and offers a large surface area which improves maneuverability and reduces wing load. Delta wings are also structurally sound, possess a large volume for fuel storage, and are simple to manufacture and maintain. However, delta wings create lots of drag, and at low speed operations they force a high angle of attack because of vortices creating lift, which makes take-offs and landings challenging.

Variable sweep:

These designs feature wings that are mounted on mechanical hinges that let them alter their profile mid-flight that can sweep the wing back and forth. This lets the wings alter their profiles to be more suitable for low speed or high speed operations. However, these wings are very mechanically complex, and require lots of maintenance.

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RC helicopters have been a fairly popular hobby for many for a long time. They allow many to simulate what it is like to fly a real helicopter and can provide much enjoyment. While the complexities of an RC helicopter may be much less than their real counterpart, there are similar components and controls. For the purpose of an RC helicopter, there are five main components which are the main and tail rotors, swashplates, cyclical control, and collective control.

Attached to the fuselage, the main rotor consists of two or more blades and is what enables the lifting power of the RC helicopter. This amount of lift is dependant on the inclination angle of the blades, as well as their velocity. Often, the RPM of the main rotor ranges anywhere from 1500-3000. By increasing the main rotor’s pitch, increased push and lift force can be achieved. The tail rotor is also important as it is what keeps the helicopter from spinning around in circles due to the force of the main rotor. By increasing or decreasing the thrust of the tail rotor, one can then steer the helicopter.

The swashplates are important as they are what translate the flight control input for the main rotor of the RC helicopter. A swashplate consists of two discs, one that is stationary and another that is moving. With cyclical controls, the swashplate can be tilted in any direction, as well as up and down through the use of collective controls.

Cyclical control allows for the helicopter to have 360 degree movement through the tilting of the oscillating plate and separately elevating the rotor pitch. The helicopter will begin to tip towards the direction of the side that has the lowest altitude. Collective control, on the other hand, changes the rotor blade pitch in unison to the same degree. The RC helicopter’s radio transmitter is able to control and translate the cyclic and collective movements.

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A helicopter is a type of rotary aircraft in which thrust and lift are achieved through the use of spinning rotors. This allows the aircraft to take off and land vertically and hover at a fixed altitude. Despite helicopters being far smaller than most airplanes, the rapidly-spinning rotors make it very hard to control. Each helicopter is made of five main parts: the cockpit, main rotor, tail rotor, landing gear, and engine. This blog will explain each of the five main parts in further detail.

The cockpit is the brain of the helicopter. It serves as the central control unit and determines all the activity of the helicopter. The pilot and co-pilot reside in the cockpit, however some helicopters do not require two people to control. The four most important control the pilot uses in the cockpit are the cyclic, collective, anti-torque pedals, and throttle.

Just as the cockpit is the brain of a helicopter, the main rotor is the heart. It is perhaps the single most important component of the helicopter. The main rotor allows the pilot to control which way the helicopter turns, changes altitude, and moves laterally. The pilot commands the rotor with the cockpit controls linked to the swash plate assembly. The tail rotor is found at the rear end of a helicopter and is necessary to counteract the torque caused by the main rotor. If the tail rotor were not present, the aircraft would spin in the inverse direction of the main rotor.

Landing gear comes in a variety of types but skids and wheels are the most common. Floats, pontoons, and bear paws are also used. Bear paws are an attachment to skids used when the helicopter is landing off airport on unstable terrain providing more stability. The two types of helicopter engines are reciprocating and turbine. Reciprocating engines use pistons to convert pressure into motion thereby creating power. Turbine engines create power by mixing compressed air with fuel to create high-speed gas to turn the turbine blades.

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A rough look at history will show you that it took humanity more than 10,000 years to invent flying machinery. Yet it was only 66 years later in 1969 that humanity accomplished aeronautical aviation and landed a human on the moon. This goes to show that the more we discover and create, the faster it enables our world to grow. You need only look at these recent years to see that technology is advancing at a rapid pace and the next years are sure to unveil amazing advancements in flight. Read on below for some new concepts emerging in the aviation industry.

Electric Aircrafts

Among the most exciting news to come out in aviation is the optimistic potential for aircraft to be powered by electricity. Currently, airplanes are being designed to use exclusively electricity when on the ground. Professionals are working soon to extend this feat into the air. Having electrical aircrafts replace fuel running airplanes could greatly benefit our environmental health by reducing fuel consumption, as well as air and ground pollution. An electric aircraft would also emit little if any noise, meaning communities near airports could potentially see value rise.


Smart technology and machine learning have made great strides in the last five years and now that self driving cars have been released into the market, it’s very possible that self driving aircraft will become a standard in the coming years. Remote controlled aircraft is currently being used, but tests with self learning machinery have proven that the latter shows less likeliness of collisions.

Improved Aircraft Experience

Part of what has improved aircraft experience is the increased connectivity that there now is between passenger and cabin crew. While the first years of commercial flight saw passengers having to flag down the newest steward or stewardess, these recent years now have cabin crew and passengers connected via touch screen computers. Some experts speculate that the rise of automation may even present opportunities for the pilot crew to connect with the passengers.

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Every airport, from the largest international to the smallest regional, needs ground service equipment to support and operate fleets of aircraft flying in and out of it. Ground service equipment needs to be regulated, however, so that crews always know what they are dealing with, no matter where in the world they are. Over four decades, standards for GSE have evolved, culminating in the international standards that are applied worldwide.

The ISO TC20/SC9, air cargo and ground equipment subcommittee was started in the late 1960s to define the standards for the new and developing types of GSE needed to service new wide-body commercial aircraft like the Boeing 747. This task is never truly completed, as there are always new generations of aircraft with new generations of ground service equipment accompanying them. Over the years, the ISO TC20/SC9 has had to respond to containers and aircraft towing, the introduction of regional commercial aircraft, and even the enormous A380 produced by Airbus, the first aircraft with full length double-deck.

Significant market changes have occurred over the years as well. Sub-contracting has led to more and more service providers, while airlines have dropped their own specifications for purchasing equipment and begun to buy off-the-shelf equipment instead. This has forced ISO standards to be applied at the design stage by equipment manufacturers instead. Airborne equipment like unit load devices have needed to be regulated to ensure they comply with civil aviation regulations, while ground service equipment TC20/SC9 standards have had to be expressed in terms of function and performance requirements to leave the wide variety of technical designs open.

Recent TC20/SC9 projects have involved the advances in aircraft de-icing technologies, replacing forty year old criteria used to certify air cargo ULDs with a more streamlined and modernized document, and updating the regulations and standards for baggage handling to improve the health and safety of workers involved. This last example is part of a major trend recently of trying to improve human resources and reducing the overall cost to operators, which are heavily burdened by the cost of work accidents and professional disabilities. Work interruptions, early retirements due to disability, and health insurance costs can be ruinously expensive for both workers and employers, a cost that can be lowered with proper regulations and standards.

Future challenges that the TC20/SC9 program might face include performance standards for passive and active aircraft interface protection systems that shield aircraft from damage from GSE due to collisions, better ground electrical supply requirements, improved function and safety requirements for aircraft bulk loading systems (ABLS), higher standards for safety in dispatch towing, and more.

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The NSN system can be dated back to the WWII era when the military would use a specific component that had several different names depending on who supplied or manufactured the component. This made it difficult for the military to locate suppliers, or share items between the different organizational branches. An item could be in short supply in one location, but in surplus in another. To overcome this sourcing issue, the Department of Defense created the NSN system. National Stock Numbers or NSNs, are 13-digit serial numbers assigned to all standardized items within the federal supply chain. All components that are used by the U.S Department of Defense are required to have an NSN, the purpose of which is to provide a standardized naming of components.

Also known as NATO stock numbers, NSNs are recognized by all NATO countries. The NSN can be further broken down into smaller subcategories, each providing individual information about the component. To begin, the first four digits of the NSN are known as the Federal Supply Classification Group. The FSCG determines which of the 645 subclasses an item belongs to. The FSCG is further split into the Federal Supply Group (FSG) and the Federal Supply Classification (FSC). The FSG is made up of the first two digits of the NSN which determines which of the 78 groups an item belongs to. The second 2 digits make up the FSC, which determines the subclass an item belongs to. In the aerospace industry a key federal supply group is FSG 15: Aircraft and Airframe Structural Components. The remaining 9 digits are made up of the 2-digit country identifier followed by the 7 National Item Identification Number (NIIN). The US for example, has the country identifier 00.

A manufacturer can not simply request an NSN. An item must first be formally recognized by one of the following bodies; Military service, NATO country, federal or civil agency, or various contractor support weapon systems. Once they have a specific need for the specific part, the details are then sent over to the DLA for assignment. There are 10s of millions of items with NSNs. They aren’t just assigned to one component either. In fact, entire systems are assigned their own NSN. Aircraft turbine engine have one NSN, while the smaller components of the system have their own. The purpose of this system is to help expedite maintenance and repair programs. To help manage the vast amount of NSNs, each NSN is assigned an item manager, who monitors the stock and supply of the NSN, ensuring that it is readily available military purposes.

Due to the sheer amount of NSNs, the DLA relies on suppliers to source and stock NSNs for various applications. Aerospace Unlimited, owned and operated ASAP Semiconductor, is a premier supplier of NSNs for the aerospace and defense industries. Our large inventory is conveniently listed on our website under various categories such as Federal Supply Groups, CAGE codes, and the manufacturers. Our team of dedicated staff can help find the exact NSN that you need. Visit our website,, or call us at +1-412-212-0606 to source NSNs today.

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Exciting news from Honeywell about the iconic T55 turboshaft engine surfaced in mid-April. A pair of T55 engines powered a Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 DEFIANT in a Vertical Lift demonstration intending to revolutionize the U.S. Army Aviation branch.
This new and improved engine has been in the final stages of development and will be showcasing new technology to increase reliability, availability ,and decrease operational costs. John Russo, senior product director at Honeywell, claims it is a new era for T55 engines. He told reporters at a press release that this new aircraft engine will lower fuel burn while simultaneously increasing aircraft load and flight range. This is exciting for manufacturers and civilians alike.
The T55 has already been used in the U.S. Army’s Chinook helicopters for some time now, but this latest advancement will take the Army into a new modernized generation of technology and infrastructure. In addition to all the aforementioned benefits to this engine, there is also a downstream result of greater overall horsepower. The T55 can be incorporated by a kit at overhaul by Honeywell or the Army location in Corpus Christi, Texas or as a new production, forward fit option.
Honeywell is in a great position. Testing will continue on the DEFIANT as the U.S. Army weighs their decision on its future Vertical Lift platform. Honeywell will now offer a common, but equally extraordinary, engine for both the Chinook helicopter and the aircraft eventually chosen by the Vertical Lift procurement team.
John Russo adds that the T55 engine is now brought up to the latest certification standards to set a long-term growth pattern for power increases, decreased fuel needs, and airframe weight increases. John Russo finishes by saying that he looks forward to powering many more flights in the years to come.
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After a plane has been decommissioned it ends up in a dusty parking lot known as a “boneyard.” A boneyard is a massive field that houses aircraft that can no longer fly, where the parts that are still functioning are recycled, or often times, resold. A plane that has been deemed too old to fly can still have a large amount of value. These boneyards may not be spectacular, but they are a heavy contributor into the industry that comprises an “after life” ecosystem. One that spans from hedge funds to specialized recycling firms.  
Permanently retired aircraft are slowly but surely dismantled overtime. Their decommissioning fluctuates with the demand for working spare parts. The vessels are inspected for key components that can still serve a purpose, and when there’s nothing left, the remains are melted down for scrap metal. Some sections of the fuselage may be removed and used as training facilities for flight crew, firefighters, or other educational purposes. Breaking down an aircraft requires specialized skills and training—combined with modern technology—to gather, separate, and recycle the different alloys, plastics, and fluids. Often times the aircraft is not recycled, instead it is simply left to rust. Once the plane has been de-registered, it is classed as waste and has to be processed in compliance with environmental regulations. 
The amount of parts that can be reused depends on the age of the aircraft. A fairly new A320 aircraft can have as many as 1,200 reusable aircraft components, although most of the value lies in the engine. Their turbines contain rotating blades that must be changed out on a regular basis to stay in compliance with aircraft regulations. Swapping out these blades with used parts can cut repair costs in half. Secondhand landing gear can also fetch a hefty price ($300,00). Approximately $2.5 billion worth of salvaged and recycled parts entered the market between 2009 and 2011. These components can be sold overseas to countries that have different regulatory standards on which parts are still functional. Airlines can purchase spare parts through a third-party reseller, from a government marketplace, or even on eBay. Almost every part of an airplane can be recycled for use in newer planes.
The world’s largest aircraft boneyard (AMARG) is located in Arizona and is estimated to hold more than $32 billion worth of outdated planes, including government aircraft. The arid climate in this state slows down the rusting process, prolonging the afterlife of the aircraft. The inventory consists of retired commercial carriers to nuclear capable B-52 bombers, and everything in between. More than 80% of the planes stored here are used for spare parts. When a plane arrives in AMARG it is thoroughly washed to remove any salt on the exterior. Technicians then drain the fuel tanks, cover the tires, and remove any potentially explosive devices (guns or ejection seat activators). They then paint the top of the plane white to deflect the sun’s rays and signify an inoperable aircraft.
The life of an aircraft doesn’t end when it is decommissioned. It lives on in the boneyards of the world, providing parts to upgraded versions of themselves and enabling a new market to exist.
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Aching legs, weird humming noises, squeezing past other people to get to the restroom— these discomforts describe the features of a bad aircraft seat, and rest assured, we’ve all been there. So, where is the best place to sit on an airplane? Is it worth it to pay for your seat, or to sit by your device 24 hours after booking your flight to get that “A” boarding pass? We’ll lay out all the facts using the example of a widebody aircraft so that you can make your decision with ease.
Let’s tackle what region of the cabin to sit in. Which is best— front, middle, or back of the aircraft? If you’re particular about noise, the front of the cabin is your best choice. On average it is quieter than the rest of the plane, and sound from the engines is most diffused towards the front. This area is also less affected by general turbulence. Pro tip, if you’re a first-time flyer or you are bringing one, sit up here.
Sitting in emergency seats is the best option for anyone looking for more leg room, but always be prepared to handle the responsibilities this seat may require. Exit seats with more space are located in the middle of a wide body aircraft. Last but certainly not least to some, for a cool social media photo, sit in the middle of the aircraft. You’ll have a better chance of that picturesque view of the aircraft wing.
When you’re looking for privacy, or the chance of an empty seat next to you, sit in the back. Most airlines load the aircraft front to back, so your best chance of available seats and overhead bins is in the rear of the aircraft. This will also give you quick access to lavatories, and usually faster flight attendant service. Now, is there really that much of a difference between a window, middle or aisle seat? Let’s dive into the specifics.
 If you are in a rush for one reason or another, need to get up frequently, or crave more leg room, the aisle seat is your best choice. Psychologically, it’s also better for new flyers, and anxious flyers, to sit in the aisle seat. The accessibility can help reduce general anxieties.
Middle seats are generally the least preferred seat on an aircraft due to their limited accessibility. However, this choice is ideal if you are saving a seat for someone, or if you are bringing a child on board. You can ensure a saved seat beside you, and people in a group are less likely to try and sit in your row. It is also the second-best choice if you know you’ll need to have regular access to the bathroom.   
Window seats are ideal if you’re wanting to sleep undisturbed. Flight attendants and passengers are less likely to bump you as they pass by, and noise is reduced in this area. However, shoulder room is limited near the window, due to the curvature of the airframe. If you need extra space, opt for the aisle seat instead.
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Have you ever wondered why some aircraft have a structure at the end of the wing that stick up? They may seem counterintuitive when comparing it to the lift to the force produced by a vertical wing. However, they make a lot more sense than you think. These wing structures reduce weight and drag, and increase lift and efficiency. They were created after fuel costs started skyrocketing in the 1970s and have been one of the most effective technologies to increase fuel-efficiency since.
Aircraft Wings lets are structural components added to the tip of the wing— they reduce wingtip vortices. Wingtip vortices are produced at the tip of the wing when the high-pressure air from the bottom of the wing meets the lower pressure air at the top. This air flows behind the flight path and can be detrimental to other aircraft that are following— they are strong enough to flip some aircraft.
Winglets reduce drag; they increase the aspect ratio of the wing without adding as much weight as an expansion. One benefit to having a winglet over a longer wingspan is that increasing the span lowers lift-induced drag, but increases parasitic drag. Winglets also increase lift. The magnitude and orientation of the lift force generated by the winglet are determined by the angle at which the winglets’ airfoils diverge from the relative wind direction. Generating more lift without increasing weight or drag means that winglets result in greater fuel efficiency, lower CO2 emissions, and a lower cost for airlines.
With the benefits that winglets provide, it’s difficult to understand why there are some aircraft that don’t have them. While it’s easier and safer to add a wing extension, adding a winglet can be tricky. Although aircraft can be fitted with winglets, many manufacturers are integrating winglets into the original design. This increases safety and efficiency.
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“Aircraft engine failure” is one of the most unsettling phrases in the aviation community. Failures of aircraft engine can be caused by a multitude of different parts malfunctions, and/or pilot error. The statistics on the frequency of aircraft engine failures are sparse and convoluted. However, for commercial air travel, most modern twin engine passenger jets are designed to function safely even if one engine fails. Engine failure as a result of part malfunction seems to differ between the type of engine. So, let’s take a look at an industry standard—turbine engine failure.
Statistically, the most immediate problem that ensues as a result of engine failure in a turbine engine is loss of thrust. Thrust propels the plane forward consistently at a predetermined altitude. This is part of achieving what the pilot on a commercial aircraft announces as “cruising altitude”. Without thrust, the plane starts to lose altitude. The speed at which this happens depends on the damage to flight control surfaces. If the aircraft wings, tail plane, or ram air turbine are damaged, engine failure can quickly become a more serious problem. A pilot will need to glide the aircraft to safety. Aircraft pilots should have completed thorough training to know how to calculate the altitude and angle in which they can bring the plane to safety, and where to do so. Due to the dual engine system in a jet aircraft, only a record of 3 engine failures resulting in gliding have occurred in the last decade.
Aircraft maintenance and regular inspections are integral to ensuring that aircraft parts are not vulnerable or damaged in order to prevent engine failure. Reported aircraft engine failures in the last fifty years total under 10— and they are typically caused by poor decisions or judgment from the pilot and/or crew. Extreme weather events leading to malfunctions are also common sources for engine failure, so scheduling regular inspections of parts is essential as a preventative measure to avoid engine failure on your aircraft.
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A printed circuit board electronically and mechanically connects electrical components using special conductive tracks. These features are etched into copper and laminated onto or in between sheet layers of nonconductive substrates. Printed circuit board layouts are extremely important in circuit design processes because the layout determines how a circuit will work— including its reliability and performance. 

There are several computer development programs that aid with printed circuit board designs, streamlining the design process. These types of programs increase the ease of the design process not just for experts, but also for students. Previously, the design was created using tape and a master drawing sheet, a technique that is long gone. Software for printed circuit boards vary in function and must be selected based on the requirements of the circuit board.

The first step in creating a design for a printed circuit board is to capture the schematic of the circuit. This can be done by using a special tool included in your package or by purchasing an external package whose output can be expressed and formatted to match. This creates a “netlist” which allows for interconnectivity between circuit nodes, electrical pins and nets. Before a netlist is created, it is imperative to know where to place the components to confirm circuitry. Roughly knowing the placement of all components beforehand will make it easier to determine the required space between layers for future electrical placements. Once all placements are placed in the correct position, routing will take place. The connections will need to be routed to the components on all layers. Routing is the most complicated process of printed circuit board design.  This design will be used several times during the manufacturing process.

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The Rolls Royce Trent 500 engine is a complex piece of machinery that is the operating force behind Airbus’ A340, -500, and -600.  Its design was based off the RB211 line of three-shaft engines, which has consistently proven to be a reliable engine model.

The Trent 500 is Rolls Royce’s profit generator because it allows for a better payload – thanks in part to its lightweight design and high levels of fuel efficiency.  This engine also boasts outstanding in-service margins, allowing for longer lengths of time between maintenance and lower repair costs.
Some key features of the Trent 500:
  • 53K or 56K pound take-off thrust
  • Single crystal high-pressure turbine blades
  • 97.4” wide-chord fan diameter, made of lightweight titanium – protects against any damage from foreign objects
  • Tiled Phase 5 combustor – provides the lowest levels of pollution and noise       
So how do aircraft engines work?  They start by pulling air into the front of the aircraft via a large blade fan.  Next, a compressor raises the air pressure and internal blades start spinning and squeezing the air.  Once compressed, the air is mixed with fuel and a spark lights the mixture, shooting jets of burning gas out the back and thrusting the aircraft forward.  The hot air then passes through the turbine, causing the compressor to spin.  Although this is a very simplified explanation, this is the basis of how all aircraft engines work.

Within the engine, there’s something called an integrated drive generator (IDG).  This component connects to the aircraft gearbox and converts the shaft power into constant frequency electrical power.  Inside the Trent 500, there are four IDGs that work together to meet the A340’s level of power requirements.  These are important because they act as a governor, keeping the aircraft at a stabilized speed.

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The Airbus Group A380 production is a massive undertaking, assembled in Jean Luc Lagardere Plant, which is in at Toulouse Blagnac Airport located in France. The parts are shipped from all over Europe to be assembles at the plant and sent for orders. The aircraft wings are made in Wales, the rear fuselage is made in Hamburg along with the vertical tail fin, the forward and center fuselage are made in France, the horizontal tail is made in Spain.

The aircraft has over 4 million parts made by 1500 companies from more than 30 countries around the world. These parts are massive components and is difficult to transport. However, this is how it is done. The first order was made by Singapore airlines in 2007, and since then they have made over 200 aircraft.

One of the most amazing things about the Airbus is that they have their own army of ships to ship all of these components to be assembled. 3 boats to be exact and are even customized to their needs for transporting aircraft parts. Six of the major components of the aircraft are transported by boat, only one is done by aircraft, the vertical tailfin inside a Airbus A300-600ST otherwise known as the Beluga. This plane still isn’t large enough to transport the other 6 major parts. These boats make a 8 day journey travelling 335 kilometers through the rivers in Europe. Once the parts are delivered by boat, they need to hit the road, they only travel at night when traffic is low due to the massive size of the parts and the truck that moves them. One of the most amazing things that a road was built for these transports, so that the cargo transport isn’t disturbing towns people in rural France.

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Owners and operators of the Bombardier Challenger 300 and 600 series business jets, along with the new Challenger 350 and 650 aircraft, may have the pleasure of looking forward to Gogo AVACE L5 4G Wi-Fi on these aircrafts. The availability of this wi-fi connectivity is due to a recent collaboration between Bombardier (located in Montreal), and Duncan Aviation (located in Lincoln, Nebraska). Both companies were recent recipients of STC (Supplemental Type Certificates) for the Gogo system on the 360 and 650 aircrafts, as well as a component option for in-service 300 and 600 aircraft.

Both Bombardier and Duncan Aviation will undergo retrofit installations at Bombardier’s world-renown, 5 FAA Diamond award winning centers located in North America, as well at Duncan Aviation’s 3 MRO (maintenance repair, and overhaul) locations. As a support to the government, service providers, and business operators, Duncan Aviation provides service that includes engine maintenance, major cockpit and cabin retrofits, airframe inspections and more.

On newer Challenger aircrafts, the Gogo system will work in accordance with Bombardier’s HD CMS which is labeled as providing the best audio experience for passengers. The system also provides a broader range of cabin features that Bombardier explains will allow for passengers to access data, entertainment, CMS services and more, in an easer manner. Promoted as being three times quicker than 3G networks and designed in direct regards to business aircraft, the Gogo Biz 4G network require more than two-hundred and fifty towards that can provide connectivity across the United States and parts of Canada.

Bombardier and Duncan Aviation have confirmed the completed installation of the Gogo Avance L5 on 300 and 605 Challenger aircrafts. The option for retrofit is available for the 350, 604, and 650 aircraft. Brad Nolen, vice president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, shares Bombardier’s pride and joy as a leader in cabin connectivity by offering the 4g Wi-Fi system on new and in-service aircrafts.

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Garmin is a premier GPS technology firm headquartered out of Olathe, Kansas.  Garmin believes safety is paramount when operating Part 27 helicopters.  Garmin is constantly innovating and providing better solutions for helicopter pilots and users.  Garmin Aviation has years of experience specializing in display components and helicopter parts.  Technology is constantly evolving and being able to integrate new Garmin aviation parts into existing airframes is a core task of Garmin.  The new G3000H seamlessly allows the operator to have Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology(HSVT), Hover Display, Connext, Telligence Voice Command, HTAWS, Helicopter route charts, Reduced Protection, Wire Aware, HSI mapping, Visual approach, Terran profile view, ADS-B IN/Out.

With the upgraded Garmin display components-the user has access to mapping, terrain profile view, and routes.  By providing this information in a seamless easy-to-use system, the operator can fly with confidence and enhance safety and assurance to all parties involved with helicopter operations.  Using new technology effectively and with minimal error, the Garmin G3000H is a simply designed with less complications, mitigating the risks of malfunction.  It is imperative that Garmin helicopter parts are reliable and user-friendly. 

Garmin aviation parts provides the best quality products when it comes to helicopter parts and display components.  The new Garmin G3000H also allows for NVG-compatibility, which makes better situational awareness and improve decision-making when flying in night conditions.  Ultimately, Garmin produces products for a wide range of users, whether it is a frequent flyer on a business trip or weekend recreational flights, customers can trust Garmin aviation parts to do the job. 

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All those aircrafts you see sitting in aircraft graveyards rusting away hold more value than the average individual would think.  The moment an aircraft reaches the end of its life cycle it instantly becomes a treasure to several different parties. The decision to retire an aircraft is based upon airplane parts cost versus airplane flight cost. Once a planes’ parts have become of more value than the plane flying, the aircraft is deemed “retired”. In most cases, it takes an aircraft close to two decades to even be considered for retirement, although some could be retired before reaching half a decade.

Once an aircraft is retired the most valuable components are stripped and reused. The aircraft frame is then cut and taken to training facilities for educational institutions, firefighters or flight crews. Once the aircraft is deregistered, the parts will be sold for scrap. Breaking down an aircraft requires special skills and knowledge of specific technology to determine which parts hold value and which parts are trash. When an aircraft is not de-registered it cannot be scraped and is ultimately left to rust, which is why aircraft graveyards exist.

The value that scrap parts can potentially hold has drawn extreme attention from hedge funds and investment firms. Although most of the value is held in the engines, the spares market is growing rapidly. The scramble to get into this market is huge; therefore, driving up the overall value of aircrafts.  Although aircraft parts are highly regulated, about 2% of the market is still counterfeit. This is a huge issue for the market, making it important to correctly inspect and test all parts before being installed on an aircraft. 

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Boeing aircraft company has hit yet another milestone in its company history as well as the great Book of Guinness World Records.  With its great accomplishments that has created the brand name, Boeings Washington facility, commemorates it’s the completed 10,000TH 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The aircraft that marked such as significant place in time was dedicated for their renown customer Southwest Airlines. Over the years the 737 aircraft have become one of the most popular aircrafts to be distributed throughout the globe to different airlines for its maximum efficiency. 

As it reaches their 10,000th aircrafts produced, it is being recorded by the Guinness World Records as the “most produced commercial jet aircraft model” in the commercial aircraft industry.Not only is the completion of the 10,000th aircraft a testament to their company as a great success but a reliable source for many airlines across the globe as well. Per a statement by Boeings CEO and Commercial Airplanes president, Kevin McAllister states that,

"It represents more than 50 years of success and achievement on the part of thousands of Boeing employees past and present, our supplier partners, and our airline customers around the globe who put their confidence in the 737."

 Due to the great success that Boeing has had with such aircraft it will increase its production to a total of 52 aircrafts per month appose to their previous 47 aircrafts. With a current back order, Boeing has a total of 4,600 aircrafts to be bought out and distributed. This is not Boeings first record breaking accomplishment as it hit the Guinness World Record in 2006 for the completion of 5000th 737 airplanes in a time span of 40 years. The airplanes great success following the 2006 achievement had allowed for the recent 10,000th aircraft to be completed in as little of 12 years.
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Much like other automotive devices and machinery, along with aircrafts alike are all susceptible to failure. Airplanes suffer for a higher risk of accidents as they descend from thousands of feet high at an alarming rate. Much more often than the average person is aware of, failing landing gear is a common problem with aircrafts throughout the industry

When the landing gear fails, the aircraft is still expected to land as it would normally but performs what is known as gear up or also known as belly landing. Although aircrafts suffer the ongoing risk of possible fires and extensive damage to the aircraft, if executed correctly the landing should be tolerable per case studies, according to

Many unexpected incidents have been able to land safely as well as other accidental events that have caused aircrafts to turn back a while after taking flight. Much like after two pilots that carried an approximate 99 passengers on board forgot to retract their landing gear shortly after ascending for takeoff. One very popular case that has found its way into US Pilot, Patrick Smith, recently released book Cockpit Confidential where he studies the failure of landing gear.

The book analyses a televised event that airline, JetBlue had to endure and perform an emergency landing in Los Angeles. This horrific event took place in the year 2005, when an aircraft leaving Burbank, California had to perform a belly landing but experienced its tires twisted sideways. As the pilots noticed its problem they quickly became aware that the aircraft would be to heavy for landing on LAXs longer run ways. The aircraft had to endure three hours of flying before it could reach the appropriate weight for landing. The book reads

“On board, 146 souls readied for what, according to the commentators, could very well be a devastating crash. Those of us who knew better... saw a jetliner preparing for what would be a telegenic but perfectly manageable landing. And that's what we got.”     

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It was originally a military part made in 1959 completely from scratch. It was the first Honeywell Aerospace Turboprop Engine, but the series has now expanded to 18 different engine models with 106 different configurations. Their engines have completed a total of 122 million flight hours combined with their 13,000 engine that have been sold since they opened. It remains one of the most reliable engines today. Few aircraft or engines can say they have been at the top of the market for as long as the Garrett/ Honeywell TPE331.

In 1964 the Garrett AiResearch TPE331 took its first trip on a fixed-wing aircraft in April. Specifically, the Beech C-45 which was a military aircraft. In the same year, it was named the fastest turboprop airplane engine of its time and was first recognized by the FAA in 1965. The T76, a military version of the TPE331, was heavily used during the Vietnam War and became the turning point for Garrett AiResearch engines. Back in 1985, there was a merger with Honeywell Aerospace, resulting in the engines becoming a Honeywell part. In the U.K. these engines are still used by the Royal Air Force, and for military training.

Today these engines are still being used to boost power and performance of their aircrafts. Honeywell plans to re-engine planes with these TPE331 engines allowing them to have a longer lifespan. The TPE331-12B will be used as the backbone of India’s new military training. Honeywell Aerospace is in contact with manufacturers around the world to ensure that the TPE331 is continuously meeting their needs and remaining reliable for everyone.

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Rolls – Royce has run a demonstrator engine precisely dedicated to the development of a new advanced lean – burn and low – emissions combustion scheme for the first time. This scheme is being created for forthcoming jet engine programs.
At the end of January 2018, The Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System demonstrator accomplished all its goals for the first time on a testbed in Derby, UK. The demonstrator is evaluated for a lean – burn system that upgrades pre-mixing of fuel and air preceding ignition. The lean – burn system will be a significant change in distributing the Intelligent Engine, as it builds on innovative technology and digital competences to provide essential profits for customers.

Andy Geer, Chief Engineer at Rolls Royce said: “We are very proud to see this technology come to life for the first time. We are confident that the ALECSys system will offer significant benefits for our customers and look forward to putting the demonstrator through its paces.”

ALECSys system is the most current solution technology milestones that contain:
  • The Advance3 test engine, integrating identical core architecture that will be utilized in Ultra Fan, it was tested for the first time in November
  • An aerospace record was achieved in September 2017 when The Power Gear box that will empower Ultra Fan to operate at high bypass ratios achieved 70,000 hp.
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Boeing and Royal Air Maroc recently reported orders for four 787-9 Dreamliners. With a value that is listed at over one billion dollars, this will allow for Morocco’s flag carrier to further its service internationally. The orders, which were in more recent times anonymous on Boeing’s orders and deliveries website, incorporates 2 787s that were purchased at the end of 2016.

Royal Air Maroc has already delivered 5 787-8s and will continue to expand their fleet of the fuel-efficient 787s to come to a total of 9 airplanes. The airline has 787s flying on international routes from South America, the Middle East, Europe and more. The addition of these airplanes will allow for expansion of service in these different areas.

Abdelhamid Addou, CEO and Chairman of the airline, believes that Royal Air Maroc is able to fly customers from different areas of the world to their destinations due to their unique position as a geographic hub. With almost 900 flights to Africa per month, Addou believes Royal Air Maroc has a broad presence in Africa than any other airline. The vision of the airline, according to Addou, is to be the leader in Africa in areas of service, planes and connectivity. The gaining of newer plans like the Dreamliners will support the airlines vision in this area.

By purchasing more 787’s, Roya Air Maroc is endorsing the Dreamliner’s good economic performance, great fuel efficiency incomparable experience for passengers. Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for Boeing states that the expanding and furthering of relationship between the two companies began fifty years ago, and Boeing is a proud supporter of the Airline’s vision in growth in Africa.

As Royal Air Maroc recently celebrated its sixtieth anniversary, their fleet included almost sixty Boeing planes (737s, 767-300ERSm 787s and 747-400s). The Boeing 787 Dreamline is a family of extremely-efficient airplanes with features that are pleasing for passengers. It’s unapparelled fuel efficiency and stretching of fuselage allows for carriers to benefit and open new routs at a great profit.

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There are many aircraft parts and accessories that are useful. The following accessories are some must-have aircraft accessories.

The GoPro is a great device that will allow for users to capture their experiences while flying in the air. It has many features such as slow motion, 4K30 resolutions, and can capture moments at thirty frames per second.

Sun visors are critical in order to protect yourself from the sun. Most aircrafts already have sun visors that are built in and are made out of fabric. Unfortunately, fabric will decay over time. In order to avoid having to replace the visor multiple time, it is a good idea in investing in a Rosen Sun Visor System, which will last a lifetime because they are made of plexiglass.

Possessing an iPad during flights will be useful as you may use applications during the flight. There are many different apps that can be helpful for pilots. In order to stay safe during the flight an iPad holder or other electronics accessories may be an important investment. The ability to have cellular connection while high up in the air is an amazing new feature of technology. The Iridium Go! Satellite Hotspot will allow for you to send text messages, talk on the phone, and also track your flight time.

Another greatly loved aircraft accessory is the kneeboard. It can be a useful item during a flight because it allows for a hard surface to write on or place your iPad on. Most basic kneeboards include storage areas to hold things like paper, chart pockets, and more. This is a proven accessory that is greatly used by pilots for convenience.

A portable charger, like the Mophie powerstation duo, is a great charger with amazing charging capabilities. It comes with a protective meta outer band, and even if it is dropped or falls on the round, it will remain in great working condition. This specific version comes with 2 USB ports, so users may charge multiple devices.

A good method of staying comfortable during a flight is a sheepskin aircraft seat cover. Although they may be a little expensive, they are worth the high price tag. These covers allow for pilots to stay cool during the hot Summers, and warm during the cold winters. A number of aircraft manufacturers have made these aircraft seat covers a standard.

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Well known aerospace company, Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services, recently revealed that Airbus has chosen them as a supplier for a fresh engine nacelle program A32neo aircraft family that is fueled by Pratt & Whitney. The Northern Ireland operation’s branch for Bombardier has been selected to create and manufacture a fresh thrust reverser to allow Airbus to provide a new and innovative nacelle. This will also allow for greater aftermarket support for the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine.

Bombardier is currently supporting Airbus as a supplier for many different programs. It’s Northern Ireland program has deep nacelle experience and knowledge, having already gained forty years of experience in the areas of design and manufacturing engine nacelles.

Vice President of Bombardier Aerostructures Customer Services and Programmes, Stephen Addis, expressed the excitement of being chosen as a supplier for the new nacelle. He believes this new selection will further Bombardier Aerostructures’ relationship with Airbus. Addis believes this new agreement will allow for Bombardier to dive deeper into their long-term strategy of growing the company’s abilities in the nacelles market and to maximize their focus on the delivery of creative and high valued products in a competitive, global market.

With operations located all over the world, Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services specializes in the area of designing and manufacturing of intricate aircraft parts and components. The company also provides the option of repairing and overhauling aftermarket components, along with further engineering services.

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Vietnam airlines, alongside Pratt & Whitney announced their final selection on an engine for their collaboration on the A321neo Aircraft. Together, they selected a PurePower geared turbofan engine, they will be ordering 20. The closed deal will be valued at 1.5 billion dollars.  Turbofan engines have high thrust and good fuel efficiency, making them the perfect choice for the A321neo aircraft. Turbofan engines work by capturing incoming air using the engine inlet. These engines are mostly used for high speed transports, such as major aircrafts. Choosing this engine will allow Vietnam airlines to deliver superior environmental and economically performance. This overall could bring down the cost of gas the airline uses, in turn bringing down the cost of ticket prices.

Vietnam airlines was officially established in 1956, with a total of five aircrafts.  In 1993 the airline was recognized as Vietnams official flag carrier, and gained a total of twenty aviation enterprises. In 2002 Vietnam airlines introduced its brand-new logo, the Golden lotus, symbolizing them in the world of aviation as a world-class airline. Since then, the airline has made an obvious advancement in the world of aviation. The airline now is a major competitor in the Asian airline market, owning modern fleets that include Boeing and Airbus. As of today, Vietnam airlines operates in 21 different cities and 28 international destinations throughout Asia. In 2010 Vietnam Airlines was invited to join the Skyteam, one of the world’s largest airline alliances. The airline has come a very long way since its birth, something a company like Pratt and Whitney really admires. Pratt and Whitney have been with Vietnam Airlines since the early nineties and are ecstatic to see where the future takes them together.

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United Airlines has been reviewing their next projects of adding a newer seat configuration to their fleet. Long overdue, United has put a halt to their newest additions due to a previous failure of the transformation of Boeing 737-700.

The Airline is still uncertain whether to commit to the addition of the new fleet per a statement made by United Airlines Senior Vice President Howard Attarian made addressed to employees,”There does seem to be an opportunity and fit for an aircraft with around 100 seats to fill that gap in our network, but on the other hand the problems with the complexity cost for a new fleet type is a big concern.”

With only two other seating configurations of seating on aircrafts, United has a 76 seat Embraer 175 aircraft and 118 seat Boeing 737-700.
Two US airlines already have included a near 100 seat configurations are American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
American Airlines has 99 seaters that come in a Embraer 190 aircraft and Delta Airlines has 110 seaters that are placed in Boeing 717-200s.
Different divisions of United Airlines have different opinions on the addition of the fleet . United had been planning on adding the fleet until the arrival of the Newest President Mr. Scott Kirby putting a stop to the decision.   

United’s treasurer, Gerry Laderman has a different opinion as he states,” There is a natural need for a small mainline narrow body.”
To be able to change United’s plans and ungauged their strategy they will start carrying 737 MAX 10 aircrafts in their fleet over a progression of time ending in the year 2020. The integration of the 737 MAX 10 is planned to be able supersede the current 737-800s and the 900 models.

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2017s World Helicopters Day (WHD) has finally arrived and is starring in a newest location. Hosted this year in the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) becoming the latest addition to the Helicopter Day traditions. The World Helicopter Day will be held on August 20th typically held on the 3rd Sunday of every August.   This year’s WHD will start at 12pm and will continue till 4pm afternoon. The price of the entrance for the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is $10 US for adults and $8 US for children.  The WHD Officials believe that the Museum is the prime location to host the event as it goes hand in hand with the message that they wish to portray. 

This World helicopter day was initially created to teach and help people understand the importance that helicopters partake in society on a daily basis. Not only the importance of helicopters but, the diversity of the engineers that the helicopter industry has designing and supporting them.
Helicopters have begun to make land/ sea law enforcement, rescue, medical transportation, tourist and many more entities more efficient in what they do. Many of these types of personalle and industry helicopters will be present and ready for presentation during the WHD.
The event being held at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center will be one of the many that will be participating worldwide along as other places such as Australia, Canada Europe, Hong Kong, and South Africa. This event is the perfect place to become more informed in aviation, helicopter industry, and becoming some one that works with them.
For a better notion onto what this event could do for you visit their website or search for #worldhelicopterday on your favorite social media.

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One of the main factor that cause for helicopters to be loud and shake is due to the rotor piece. The rotor piece is the piece allows for the proper functioning propellers. Airbus Germany has been able to capitalize on their idea of enhanced rotors to be albe to reduce the noise of the rotor along with the turbulence feeling upon launching. The companies that are involved with the innovations are German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR with the help of Airbus Helicopters Deutschland. Both companies have joined forces to build a simulation with a 5-winged prototype in a handmade wind tunnel. This tunnel was their tool to be able to measure the difference from regular rotors to their newly enhanced creation. The Tunnel technology is known as SKAT (Scalability and risk minimization of technology).

Their solution for their enhanced wing performance they have developed the “fixed wing.” This wing will allow for the entire aircraft to be able to take off vertically and stay in a stationary position. The Active rotor will enhance many aspects on enhancing its ability to increase the ,” source of the lifting force and propulsion on the helicopter, also creates a series of aeroelastic and aeroacoustic problems such as high levels of vibration and the generation of a great deal of noise. While vibrations generally have a negative impact on passenger comfort and the durability of components, the rotor noise plays a particularly key role in landing approaches over populated areas.

During simualtions in the tunnel the noise with the fixed wing reduced the noise by 3 decibels. The top speed the helicopter was able to hit was 270 kilometers ( 167.8 ).
This latest innovation is the beginning of great things to come for both companies and their journey to create silent aircrafts. 

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Cirrus Aircraft has announced that they have chosen Lufthansa Aviation Training for Airline Pilot Training Program. The flight training program operated by Lufthansa Airlines selected the technologically-advanced SR20 for its primary training fleet.25 aircrafts has been ordered by Lufthansa Aviation Training to lead its ab-initio, MPL and other flight training programs in Goodyear, Arizona.The SR20 aircraft will be used to train pilots from many of the world’s premier airlines, including Lufthansa Airlines, Swiss Air, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, All Nippon Airways (ANA), KLM as well as the German Air Force. The association with Lufthansa Aviation Training marks another milestone where Cirrus Aircraft has been chosen by a foremost global pilot training program to prepare students to fly tomorrow’s commercial airliners.Todd Simmons, President, Customer Experience at Cirrus Aircraft stated, “Cirrus Aircraft congratulates Lufthansa Aviation Training and is proud to be its partner in producing world-class airline pilots for years to come.

Those benefits are amplified in the airline pilot training environment as the Cirrus SR series solution offers competitive advantages of advanced navigation and safety systems similar to the systems these new pilots will use in the airlines’ larger aircraft.”
The fleet are designed to be the industry-leading training platform that’s also easy to fly. The technologically-advanced Cirrus SR series comes with an impressive list of features and capabilities. The unified Cirrus Perspective by Garmin flight deck includes two large flight displays, a Flight Management System (FMS) keypad controller, an Electronic Stability and Protection system, also an integrated engine indication and crew alerting/warning systems. All the features found on today’s advanced airliners.

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XTI Aircraft company has switched to the hybrid-electric drive for its planned TriFan 600 ducted-fan, vertical take-off, and landing business aircraft. When companies make these changes, it is important information for us at ASAP Semi to be knowledgeable of the industries involved.   XTI has collaborated with Denver, Colorado-based company Bye Aerospace to advance the new system. This new system will make things faster and the software will run smooth. The TriFan 600’s Honeywell HTS900 twin-turboshaft engines, gearboxes, and driveshaft will be replaced with a turbine-driven generator, batteries, and motor. These battery upgrades allow the engine to run at its full potential always because it gives the right amps and takes a long time for it to die. XTI chief executive Robert LaBelle says the new advanced drive will reduce the weight and cost of manufacture the aircraft. “Our first prototype will be a full-size TriFan 600, instead of the 65% sub-scale version [that was originally planned],” adds La Belle, who replaced former chief Jeff Pino. These upgrades allow the engine to be at the top of all competition.

The program is being funded by XTI founder and managing director David Brody, crowdfunding stakeholders and private equity investors. Many problems that companies face when doing new projects is the lack of money because many things in this industry go wrong and it’s not cheap to fix. Illustrated as “having the speed, range and comfort of a business jet with the ability to take-off and land vertically, like a helicopter”. The TriFan 600 is a six-seat, aircraft with fly-by-wire controls, and two ducted wing-fans. Its wing-fans are constructed to tilt to achieve forward flight, with a projected cruise speed of 330kt (650km/h) and range of more than 1,500nm (2,780km).

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Satellite communications provider Global-IP Cayman has contracted Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to launch its GiSAT-1 communication satellite. The first satellite by Global-IP Cayman, GiSAT-1 is an upgrade satellite (HTS) with quantity of 150Gbps and a mission life of 15 years. The HTS, which is currently being built by American multinational corporation Boeing company, is scheduled to launched late next year aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. launched into its trajectory for geostationary orbit off the west coast of Africa. Once the satellite is launched it is anticipated to broaden cost-effective internet services such as digital broadcast, media and other communications services across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Appointed with a new digital payload, GiSAT-1 will be designed to cover 35 countries and 750 million people. Global-IP Cayman co-founder Emil Youssefzadeh responded, “Our agreement with SpaceX marks the completion of another major milestone towards getting our innovative service platform operational to serve a growing market with lagging Internet penetration.” The company presently has operations in California, US, and Dubai, UAE. Last month, SpaceX launched the SES-10 satellite into space aboard its flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite is equipped with Ku-band payload of 55 36MHz transponder equivalents, of which 27 are incremental. It is owned by satellite operator SES. The SES-10 will provide an enterprise, direct-to-home broadcasting, and mobility services to Latin America.

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Harris has been awarded a grant from the University to join in the development of new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Harris corp. aircraft products have a history in manned aircraft traffic management and those principals will now be applied to unmanned systems. This grant trails a similar research program where Harris and the University of North Dakota were developing UAS detect-and-avoid technology. It seems that the previous grant was a success since the team is continuing to work together and advancing to the next logical step.

According to Harris and the University of North Dakota, the unmanned aircraft systems could be very important resource saving technology in commercial industries such as power, railroad, and farms. Potential users are already taking interest and volunteering for test scenarios. Finding a downed powerline can be a very costly when there are miles of cable in unobserved areas. The idea of deploying a drone to find the downed power line seems like a great one, and it is, but there are huge hurdles when it comes to deploying an unmanned aircraft, especially when it is beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).

The most basic drones are considered VLOS or visual line of sight. This means they never leave sight of the operator. They are limited to 300m vertically and 500m horizontally. Next comes extended visual line of sight (EVLOS) drones. These must be controlled by advanced flight crew and operations must be approved by CASA. These are only limited by remote observation and can theoretically be unrestricted in distance with enough observers. Lastly comes the BVLOS drones which is where Harris and the University of North Dakota are focusing. BVLOS drones require detect and avoid technology to sense other aircraft and immediately move away. These have the most utility capabilities but are the hardest to develop. The University and Harris are working hard to bring UAS detect-and-avoid technology to the commercial market.

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The Polish government has placed a very significant order with Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. for two business jet aircrafts.  The Polish intent to use these new bound aircrafts for extremely high class duties and “VIP transport missions. The proposed aircrafts for the government are a pair of G550 aircrafts that are manufactured with a large cabin and adequately seat for long range expeditions.  The G550 also known as GV-SP has been in the market since the year 2004 when it was introduced. Most of the G550 series aircrafts have been equipped with the Honeywell Advanced Flight Deck Display that is put into place for the flight crew.  A huge adjustment from the G500 series which include an enhancement on with a more of an aerodynamical shape and a upgraded engine.

The project has been spilt in to different waves due to the immense caliber of work that needs to be done to complete the aircrafts. The commencing stage for the G550 aircrafts ended at the Gulfstream facility on January 5th. Quickly after the completion of the first stage of the production the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) granted Gulfstream a fully certified type certificate that proves them to full fil the “technical standards for business aviation.” Said to be delivered to the Polish in the year 2017 and will automatically be sent to the countries air force. The countries air force has been in need of a VIP transporter.

 The hunt to replace the Tupolev Tu-154 transport aircraft has come to an end as they finalize the transaction with Gulfstream since the crash of 2010. The devastating crash sadly killed many including their president at the time, Lech Kaczynski. The country experienced such a tragic episode and wishes to redeem themselves with the purchase of these new innovative aircrafts.
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Privately owned Chinese carrier Juneyao Airlines has just announced today that they have finalized an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners with Boeing world's largest aerospace company worth an estimated $1.32 billion dollar at the current list prices. This marks the first order for Boeing from Juneyao and includes an option for five additional 787-9 Dreamliners should the carrier choose to exercise it. Chairman of Juneyao Airlines, Wang Junjin believes that today’s order is the first step in developing their carrier and continuing the excellent relationship with Boeing. Found in 2005 with operations starting 2006, Juneyao Airlines currently operates both domestic and short-haul international flights.

One of China’s largest private carriers, Juneyao offers routes to neighboring countries such as Thailand, Japan and South Korea with plans on the docks to open up new routes to Europe, Australia and North America by 2020. Rick Anderson, Vice president of Sales for Northeast Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes emphatically stated that this order is an undeniable endorsement of Juneyao’s supreme confidence in Boeing by making it their first choice to start widebody operations. The 787-9 Dreamliners are expected to keep the carrier competitive in these challenging times. With unmatched fuel efficiency and increased capacity, the 878-9 Dreamliner will provide unprecedented value to all of its customer allowing them to remain competitive.  

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As we all know the new president of the United States is a very successful business man and has generated a lot of money and built an empire in his career. When President Trump was elected for president he was looking at important aspects of American economy, and a very important part of American expenses goes to the Military, Navy and Air Force. Having said that; billions of dollars are being spent annually to ensure that the American army can stay a super power and is ready for anything. The most recent negotiation deal was between the American government and Lockheed Martin where the US Department of Defense is ordering 90 Jets, F-35 Fighter Jets, for approximately $8.5 billion which brings the price of each aircraft down to $95 million from the previous $102 million thanks to president Trump where he is working on finding more cost effective strategies in order to save money for the American economy.

 The way the president sees it is that bringing the cost down is  great way to keep the American defense system strong and at the same time save lots of money in the process. In the end of the day this money belongs to the American people and can be used in various avenues that will benefit the entire country. Aircraft parts can be built at cheaper prices if Lockheed Martin can be smart about their costs. Lockheed Martin is the primary contractor but they are working with several different manufacturers in order to bring down the cost.

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MH-139 helicopter is in competition to replace the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N “Huey” fleet, according to Boeing revealing statement. In this industry of aerospace, upgrades and replacements happen daily. This is beneficial for us at ASAP Semi because it allows to be ahead of the game and stock up on new releases.  The UH-1N helicopter is responsible for protecting intercontinental ballistic missiles and transports U.S. government and security forces. At the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium, Boeing’s responded to the Air Force, stating that the Northeast Philadelphia-built aircraft was built to meet the U.S. Air Force requirements. Boeing also mentioned within their response that the aircraft offers more than $1 billion in assets and a lifespan expense savings compared to the competitor aircraft. Boeings response is based on the market-leading Leonardo Helicopters AW139, a modern, non-developmental, multi-mission helicopter. Boeing is a leader in the industry with many airplanes and connections to parts. Here at ASAP Semi we have a great relationship with Boeing because we do lots of business together, which allows us to get discounted pricing and inside scoop on upcoming events.

The U.S. Air Force UH-1N Replacement Program plots to replace the current Huey fleet, which entered service in the 1970s. The replacement plot has up to 84 new helicopters. Approximately 900 AW139s are in service with more than 250 governments, militaries and companies across the world. More than 250 of the helicopters have been assembled and delivered from Philadelphia.

When replacements come out and a certain customer is changing what they fly or begin to produce many aircrafts for a project, we try to find this information out before the project. This information can help us predict what parts will be needed, so that we can stock up on them and give them the best pricing possible.  Also, another thing that is important to these customers is deadlines, so here at ASAP Semi we try to focus on always being on time. So if you are even going to begin a new project or make some upgrades, let ASAP Semi know so we can get you the best service out there.

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Airbus leading aircraft manufacturer has been conducting low-speed take-off tests with one of the Airbus A350-1000 evolutionary aircraft as it heads towards certification later this year. The first of three Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft (MSN59) has a tail bumper installed, enabling its rear fuselage to be dragged along the runway in trials to establish VMU minimum unstick speeds.

The tests took place in early March at Istres in southern France, to help verify slat and flap settings and performance criteria. They are working towards certification of the Airbus A350-1000 this year, to clear the way for deliveries of the stretched A350 cognate to begin in the second half of 2017, with Qatar Airways as the first beneficiary. The flight-test trials involve a trio of Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 powered A350-1000s.The third test aircraft (MSN71) recently returned from cold-weather trials in Iqaluit, Canada, where it was divulged to temperatures as low as -37°C during an overnight cold soak. The aircraft afterwards began high-altitude take-off and landing tests at La Paz airport in Bolivia.

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Gilat has just announced that they will be unveiling a new Electronically Steerable Antenna through a joint development project with Airbus as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. This fully embedded airborne antenna technology by Gilat will be on full display during an inflight demonstration on a C295 aircraft in support of the Clean Sky 2 (CS2) objective which was intended to push for a more efficient and eco-friendly transport. Due to their phased array antenna (PAA) expertise, Gilat was selected to develop a Ka band ESA inflight connectivity (IFC) terminal with the embedded antenna ray in the wing structure of the airframe which includes the radiating elements and amplification.

Airbus who is partnering with Gilat for the development of the airborne terminal which includes designing, prototyping, manufacturing, and testing both on the ground and in-flight level. Gilat believes the phased array technology will allow for high integration and embedding of the antenna into airframe structures and has scheduled for in-flight validation tests plans to be carried out in Seville, Spain. Gilat is replacing the original panels with new composite structures which will add IFC capabilities without interfering with the aircraft performance and maneuverability by reducing fuel consumption and avoiding aerodynamic drag. This will also eliminate any protruding components and will contribute to the reduction of COC2 emissions which was one of the primary objective of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program.

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STS Aviation, the U.S. based maintenance provider has just announced their Repair and Modification Division has been launched and the service unit is operational effective immediately. Operating under STS Repair and Modification, the new division will use existing STS technicians and engineers as part of their new venture which is a strategic partnership between Cannon Aviation and Florida-headquartered STS.

STS Repair and Modification will deliver cost-effective avionics repair and modification solutions as well as offering structural aircraft repair and modification services to their customers. Vice President of operations for STS Repair and Modification, Sonny Cannon has revealed that the newly formed unit will be able to execute custom avionics repair and modification programs like Wi-Fi modification, flight data recorders and satellite communication systems along with providing interior and exterior structural modifications in these areas.

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The US Navy has shown a revived interest in upgrading the Super Hornet engine that is used to power Boeing F/A-18E/F, EA-18G along with two other foreign fighters. Earlier last month the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) reached out to GE Aviation asking for a proposal contract for the company’s engineers in order to perform studies on an “F414-GE-400 core enhancement evaluation”.

GE revealed in a statement to FlightGlobal that NAVAIR expressed interest in GE evaluating the latest engine technologies that could be applied to the F414 Enhanced Engine. This is a revival of the efforts put forth by GE and NAVAIR years ago as part of a proposal by Boeing’s Super Hornet bid for India’s fighter competition in which NAVAIR Ltd. paid GE to test the durability and thrust upgrades in laboratory rigs.

GE also evaluated the F414 Enhanced Engine under the expectation that funding for a development program would manifest in the next two years however the follow-on contract never did materialized. With “core enhancement” a central theme in the newest NAVAIR study, evidence suggests that the three modules in the core of the engine are the main focus of the Navy which includes the combustor, high-pressure turbine and high-pressure compressor. NAVAIR’s renewed interest in upgrading the Super Hornet comes on the heels of a remarkable turn-around for the Boeing production line and the program appears to be winding down after completing delivers to the USN.

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Newest flight technology has recently gone under stringent inspection to be approved by the EASA to be used in aircrafts all of the European region. Garmin International, Inc recently approved new international G5 electronic instrument that has been said to be used for future “fixed-wing general aviation” in European aircrafts . The EASA approval does not solitary come with just its own certification, but also includes another certification such as the supplemental type certification (STC).

In company of the certifications, the G5 electronic flight instrument has been placed on the comprehensive approved model list (AML) that also features a variety of different aircrafts. The AML is a list created by the FAA to advise material information to potential FAA customers, and other buyers. Professionals have said that the G5 can be used in lue of the “aircrafts primary attitude indicator or turn coordinator via a Garmin-held STC for the selected certified fixed-wing aircraft models.” A great distinction the G5 has to offer is its latest liquid crystal display(LCD) which is a change from the usual typical gyro-driven instruments. The G5 is sized to feature an 88mm LCD screen in every aircraft that will be equipped with it.

Per Vice President of Garmin International, Phil Straub

"We are grateful for EASA’s recent efforts and their dedication to implement simpler, scalable regulations that are economical and allow aircraft owners to more easily install modern flight instrumentation, which ultimately improves safety among many aircraft under 2,700kg throughout Europe."

Garmin is very pleased that they did obtain such rapid approval for their latest part to begin shipping and installing of the G5s. For the aircrafts that will be using an existing pitot/static system there will be an 76mm deep integration option available that will display “attitude, airspeed, altitude, vertical speed, slip/skid, turn rate, and configurable v-speed references.”

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On January 22 2017, there was an article written by Kate Sarsfield for Flight International talking about how Bliss Jett, a startup business jet operator, is planning to launch second quarter of 2017 instead of in January (as its original plan) in order to fix loose ends.

It was January 8th specifically when Bliss Jets was supposed to begin its service. Here is what David Rimmer, the Bliss Jet founder and chief executive said about the deadline he set.

“We set ourselves an overly ambitious deadline, which wasn’t necessary. Nearly everything is in place, including the aircraft and the service delivery. However, following market feedback we have decided to introduce some changes to the service, so we get it absolutely right before we begin.”

Bliss Jet is considered a first class and business class airline who are looking for an alternative upmarket for transatlantic flights. Bills Jets is also targeting customers who are looking for lower cost alternatives who are interested in business aircrafts as opposed to paying for whole aircraft charters.

In the upcoming few years, Bliss Jets plans to operate its own fleet.

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Arriving as usual in Japan on January 18th, as per the usual for the US Marine Corps F-35B fighters who make their inaugural trip to Air Station, Iwakuni. The Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 operated the Lockheed Martin stealth fighter on its first operational overseas deployment.

The squadron was stationed in MCAS Yuma, Arizona with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing before arriving in Japan. After initially declaring operational capability back in July of 2015, the USMC then converted the Boeing F/A-18D squadron to F-35Bs with a total of 16 F-35Bs expected to arrive year in Iwakuni according to a Marine spokesman who spoke with FlightGlobal.

Designed to replace the Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier, F/A-18 Hornet and EA-6B Prowler, this short take-off vertical landing variant means change is coming. With this deployment the F-35B has officially become the first US stealth aircraft to be based west of Hawaii and Alaska in the Pacific theater permanently. Lockheed F-22s and Northrop Grumman B-2s however are still only on a temporary basis deployment by the US Air Force. The USMC unit will not be alone for long as new F-35As will also be deployed to foreign air forces in Australia, Japan, and South Korean in the next few years.

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Boeing 777 is very popular in the industry. It one of the popular long range wide body twin engine jet airliners. It is the largest twinjet in the world and it can seat up to 396 passengers. It has a big mileage and up to 8,555 nautical miles. It is made to replace other older versions like the 767 and 747. What is special about it is that it is the first commercial aircraft to be designed entirely with computer aided designs. Recently there has been an announcement that the production of 777 is going to be reduced starting August 2017. Even though Boeing 777- is one of the greatest. It has been mentioned that the production of it will be reduced twice in 2017.

The cuts are going to be done and instead of producing 7 per month 5 will be produced. This is shocking and reasons for this cut is unknown. Elizabeth Lund a Boeing vice president and general manager of the 777-program mentioned that "While the exact number of affected positions has not been determined, we will do our best to lessen the impact," they are aware that this cut is going to cause many problems for employees and many will lose their jobs but Lund added that they cannot control it. She mentioned despite tireless work by the sales team, orders have slowed. This is due in part to several ongoing twin-aisle campaigns that haven’t concluded in time to keep the rate steady. Therefore, we must adjust accordingly to ensure we are running a healthy business and the production line remains stable." These are things that they have no control over. Also, she expects sale to drop even lower especially after Trump becomes actually takes office and starts cancelling orders due to his bad international relationships especially with Iran. This will cause even more budget cuts.

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Safran Group is one of the leading international high technology group. It has 3 main groups within it, the first is airspace propulsion which groups many of the operations that concern helicopters, missiles, and aeroplanes. The second is aircraft equipment and this branch groups all the design production and sealed of the equipment’s that were used by civil and military helicopters. The third is the defense and security, this branch operated in the civil, military and space markets. It includes many areas such as internal guidance and navigation equipment.

Safran is a very well-known company and they have great reputation. Recently they announced that their Helicopter Engines have signed a 10 year contract with NAHEMA which stands for NATO Helicopter management agency. This contract is going to cover many aspects. It is coing to cover NH90 operated by Belgian army, and Navy and even the royal Netherlands Armed forces. This is a really good contract especially because it is going to cover at least 130 rotorcrafts in the coming years. This is good for them as it will bring in a lot of revenue and will make them even more credible as a company.

Another great deal for them is that this new contract and agreement is going to satisfy the NAHEMA and nations special requirements. This is especially needed during rescue and military operations for either at home or on deployment. The general manager Fortunato di Marizo mentioned-

"This GSP will allow the French, the Belgian and the Dutch NH90 operators to benefit from a very effective engine-support for their RTM322 engines, especially during their operational tasks. The contract is the result of a very good and fruitful partnership between NAHEMA and Safran Helicopter Engines”.
This was just to confirm the special benefits for them. Also Safran Helicopter Engines executive president said that
"This contract marks a major new milestone in our partnership with NAHEMA and French, Belgium and Dutch armed forces. We will deliver world-class services to guarantee their engine availability; thus demonstrating that the GSP model is particularly well-suited to supporting the engine fleets of modern air forces".
They are also very excited for this new contract.

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The United States air force is one of the strongest compared to other countries. They have the best quality parts and have all the support they need to get from the government. They have one of the largest military transport aircraft which was manufactured and developed by McDonnell Douglas by Boeing. Boeing C-17 has been developing. It went through many 3 phases.

The most recent phase is the third phase. This specific Boeing C-17 performs a lot of tactical and strategic airlift missions.  This military transport has a four engine, it can carry large equipment, supplies and troops directly to destination anywhere in the world under hard weather conditions. It has been known to deliver worldwide since 1990. This final phase of the C-17 is going through final testing. Because it is such a large phase and it is one of the biggest that offers many services, it uses a lot of fuel therefore there has been many tests to see If the amount of fuel used can be lowered.

“A 1 percent improvement in drag reduction will result in 7.1 million gallons of fuel reduction per year,” said Bogdan Wozniak, the 418th FLTS, project engineer. “One to 2 percent drag reduction could translate to $24-48 million dollars in fuel savings per year.” There has been a lot of work for the past year to in the air research laboratory to try to reduce the amount of fuel that is used. The testing is currently happening using 3-D printed parts by Lockheed Martin. Which uses a combination of laser positioning, this is mainly done to be able to locate and seal bond the parts to aircrafts. And this helps to develop easier and faster way of testing which helps with the process to be more efficient.

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Boeing Co. is the world’s largest aerospace company. It is the leading manufacturer of commercial and jetliners and security systems. It is known as being the top U.S exporter. They support over 150 countries with allied governments. They specialize in military aircraft, weapons, electronic and defense systems. They have been around for a long time and they have been known as one of the top for a long time. They always seek to find ways to be one of the best and one of the best along companies. They have over 160,000 employees that all seek to have the same goal which is to keep Boeing as one of the top for as long as they can. Boeing have been known for having the best jets and having the best quality airplanes and basically everything. To keep up with their great quality.

The jet experts at Boeing recently announced that they will be installing 71 airborne radar system. They are the original manufacturer of the F-15C/D and F-15 E combat jets, this jet was designed by Boeing Predessor Mcdonald Douglas corp. in 1960s the many specifics of it is that it is a twin engine, all weather tactical air superiority jet fighter.

Another one is the Raytheon APG-63 and AN/APG-82 radar systems. These use electronically scanned technology which is really convenient and are known for best quality. Because they are electronically scanned they can steer the radar system and signals beam without really moving the antenna mechanically.  Boeing strikes again with a quality solution that will benefit many people. this order will be worth more than half a billion dollars.

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Essve has just introduced the Programa Plus, a next generation frame screw that guarantees craftsmen and window installers easy, speedy installing with windows and door frames without the risk of splitting or splintering in joist or frame.

The frame screw was first introduced in the 1970’s by Essve and since then the company has held the industry edge within that particular segment and now Essve is hoping that the Programa Plus will help launch another 40 years of market share domination with the proprietary frame screw that promise even faster and simpler mounting of frames.

Mounting frames has always carried the risk that the frame or joist splits. Over-tightening the casing is always a big risk as well and applying too much force. With the Programa Plus mounting the frame becomes much easier and effective with less risk for splitting the wood. Developed at Essve’s R&D facilities in Kista, Stockholm, the Programa Plus has a fiber cut insert on the casing that makes the entry hole very clean and neat without splintering. More robust than traditional frame screws, the Programa Plus has a new design with a round casing that has grooves all around it. This minute detail effectively halves the risk of splitting the frame or over-tightening when inserting the casing which happens when the mounting gets crooked.

The Programa Plus guarantees that it will offer 61% more torque before over-tightening, 40% better exit force, and 42% stronger casing. Optimal for both refurbishment and new construct, the Programa Plus enables fast mounting with the added capability to re-adjust post-fitting. Available in 3 different lengths it works equally well with wall materials of all kind like stone, concrete, wood, Leca and lightweight concreate.

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The army always looks for ways to be the best and to have the best materials to be able to make them great. And to keep up the high status they have always had. They always look for ways to accomplish their missions safely. And will do whatever it takes to accomplish their goals. Therefore, they have been teaming up with the defense contract management agency which makes the Black Hawk Helicopter pilots truly have the safest aircraft needed to accomplish their mission around the world.

The army have been using Black Hawk delivery for a long time. They recently celebrated their 1000th Black Hawk delivery. Army Maj. Robert Massey, a deputy program integrator for the UH-60M Black Hawk said

DCMA Sikorsky has been delegated a series of contract administration functions to ensure a quality, cost effective product is delivered on time to the Army” he also mentioned “Production and delivery of the 1,000th helicopter demonstrates not only the volume of work that DCMA Sikorsky has managed to the Army’s benefit, but the delivery of these helicopters has increased the Army’s aviation capabilities with a more powerful, capable and survivable airframe.”

The DCMA is a motivated, highly professional team. Their main mission is to provide the army with the best products in the world,  they are known got always being time with their shipments. they offer great quality which is why the army have been using their services for so long. “The Black Hawk is the most versatile airframe in the Army’s inventory,” said Tobin. “The UH in UH-60 stands for utility helicopter as the helicopter can perform under several mission profiles. Among its many capabilities, the Black Hawk is capable of performing air assaults, troop transport, internal load missions, external load missions, firefighting and medical evacuations.”  The Black Hawk remains to this day a multipurpose tool and asset to specific mission accomplishments to the army. It is one of the many reasons why the army has been so good at protecting their people and making sure they are safe as well.

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Norway is one of the countries that always tries to be secure and make sure that their people are safe. Their goal is to always meet any future obstacles and any future security challenges. Due to this they are planning to order five Boeing Co P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol plans. The Nato Country’s defense ministry said they are doing this to mainly reach and to be able to meet any future security challenges. They are aware that anything can happen and they like to stay safe.

Norway’s main concerns is Russia, they are always focusing on them since they are a neighboring border. Russia has become a focus of the military. Especially after the annexation of Ukrain’s Crimea region. On the other hand, Sweden and Finland that are not in the NATO alliance also are expressing concerns about incursions by Russian submarines and other naval vessels. In fact, the Defense Minister Ink Erikson Soereide said.

“The new security situation increases our demand for situational awareness in our own vicinity. The ability to handle current and future challenges must therefore be strengthened,” also “The introduction of the Poseidon aircraft is crucial for Norway to maintain a leading position and expertise on strategic conditions in northern areas. This is mainly important because it is going to be an exceptional time for them to take care of their people and county.  They say that this will cost them at least0 10 billion Kroner which is equivalent to 1,1 billion. The deliveries are expected for 2021 and 2022. This is a long time from now but it is a plan that was introduced in 2013. This air patrol and support is in cooperation with Coast Guard to assist in search and rescue operation. They also plan to play a vital role in environmental monitoring. The Bioregion press released to continue an MPA (maritime patrol aircraft) and ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) capability that can meet current and future challenges, the Government has submitted a proposal for acquiring five P-8A Poseidon for the Armed Forces. Beside the actual aircraft, the contract also includes modern sensors, surveillance systems, new anti-submarine weapons and support systems.”

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Safran Nacelles has accomplished some great things. One of the major milestones that has been accomplished is an exhaust system that was made for the Boeing 777X airplanes, that are awesome.

Great things about the Boeing planes they came out with are they are like so awesome. Some great awesomeness these planes have are low exhaust noise due to the awesome, amazing, and talented engine exhaust system created by Safran group.

Some amazing qualities that this plane has is a body made of titanium. Just like the song Titanium by Elle Golding that goes like this “baby you are titanium.” Many people are excited that this exhaust system is made from titanium. Safran came up with this at his production facility.

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As part of HARTING strategy they are planning to run the new US4 switch as part of their Industry portfolio. Like any other technological advances the new switch is going to save more space and create more room for wiring and distribute network better and above all create a better experience for the Industry 4.0 modernisation programmes. Especially that HARTING technology is a leader in the Industry 4.0 and allows their technology to be adaptable to modern industrial processes and automations. The product market specialist, Howard Forryan mentioned how one of the most important principles that Industry 4.0 follow is the Smart Factory principle and it allows the industry to focus on the most important aspects such as interoperability and flexibility, cell modularisation, miniaturisation and increased decentralisation. Above all is the value of physical space and how much those new and clever connector aids in creating more space by allowing several components and connections to all meet at one point and connect.

HARTING has added a very useful and functioning 4-port Ethernet active switch, this allows network devices to be closer to the field than before and allow the addition of Ethernet modules without the need to restore any. In conclusion, manufacturing facilities and OEMs became much easier in terms of networking, typical cabinet control system, distributing cables for interlinked production cells. The new Han-Modular Switch US4 makes it easier for these conditions to work, it also allows transmission speeds of 1000 Mbit/s. They even have integrated LEDs that will indicate when connection has been established or if data is being transferred. HARTINS has done it again in bringing an innovative product to keep the enhance Industry 4.0.

At ASAP Semiconductor we have created a platform that will support many industries when it comes to finding parts. We deal with different product category like Aircraft Bearing, Connector, Fasteners and NSN parts in our platform Aerospace Unlimited. If you are looking for any Harting aviation parts and need help then send us a request online at with the part number or NSN or both to help you find the parts you are looking for. You can also send your request with more information via email at or feel free to call us at +1-412-212-0606 if you want to speak with a live sales representative to help you find what you are looking for.

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