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FAULTLESS, errorfree communication between man and machine, as well as between individual assemblies is of vital importance for reliable aircraft operation. The term manmachine communication is interpreted in this context as the output of information offered by the aircraft equipment and the...
THE first gas turbine engines with digital control are now entering service, replacing hydromechanical controls which still control the large majority of engines, reliably and effectively.
WITH most of the exacting Tay test programme completed the programme is in fact ahead of schedule by 200 running hours, equating to four months in terms of cycles completed with certification targeted for June 1986. More than 85 Gulfstream IV aircraft powered by the Tay engine have now been...
FIRST flight of the higher capacity Boeing 767300 in January this year was another step in the evolution of this twinjet designed to cater for airlines different requirements for range and number of passengers while retaining the maximum commonality of one design. From the initial appearance of...
A shot peening machine, specially designed and built by Matrasur, the French arm of Sloughbased VacuBlast and part of the multinational BTR group, has been installed at SNECMA's Gennevilliers plant near Paris, where casting, forging and mechanical engineering of components is undertaken for the...
ACCEPTANCE levels or performance criteria derived from impact data which may be used in the evaluation of occupant survivability in civil aircraft are contained in an advisory circular issued by the FAA. It is noted that the scientific study of human exposure to impact began during the Second...
LTV AEROSPACE and Defense Company has received a 45 million contract from the US Air Force to develop and demonstrate an advanced material that will, it is stated, revolutionise missile and other types of aircraft performance. The research is sponsored by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research...
THE General Electric Company of the USA Aircraft Engine Business Group's nex flexible machining centre in Lynn, Massachusetts recently produced its first production engine parts only 16 months after ground breaking.
The days of transportation by Airship would appear to be with us once again, through the ventures of Airship Industries U.K. Ltd.
A Cheshire company has joined forces with the University of Liverpool to develop new ways of making parts for the aerospace industry. The collaboration could lead to the establishment of a new industry in Cheshire.
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