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CURRENT technological developments in aircraft engines demand highly sophisticated test cells and equipment. Research and development at an engine manufacturers plant is the preferred option to operating a flying test bed in actual conditions, since all kinds of emergencies and unlikely...
F R AVIATION has awarded a contract to Industrial Acoustics Company IAC of Staines, Middx to build an engine test facility at its premises at Bournemouth International Airport. IAC has designed a special lowcost facility, costing 300,000, which will give F R Aviation the ability to test and rate...
ROLLSROYCE has run its new Trent engine, the world's most powerful turbofan at the company's Derby, UK, facility.
JET engines today are vastly cleaner and quieter than 20 years ago, and GE USA Aircraft Engines intends to make them yet better neighbours.
A number of new aircraft and evidence of considerable developments in many areas of the aerospace industry, were characteristics of the Show. Highlighting the Soviet presence was the enormous An225 designed for the transport of large loads to remote areas, which has been proposed as a launch...
DURING the last 3 years, aerospace companies within the UK have undertaken extensive modernisation of their machine tool inventories. This included an evaluation of sort of CNC control needed to take their technology into the next century.
IN the space of just one hour, it is possible to fly a Boeing 747 through low level cloud to a perfect nighttime touchdown in Hong Kong, to fly through a snow storm and make a safe landing at Boston, and to take off through mist and rain from London Heathrow Airport.
THIS accident occurred shortly before a Sikorsky S16N helicopter was due to depart Sumbrugh on its first flight of the day. The crew of 2 and 16 passengers were embarked. Normal preengine start checks were carried out and after receiving start clearance from ATC, both engines were successively...
THE Laser Tracer LT4400 uses a noncontact method to measure edge position and small diameters up to 2mm. With two instruments shaft diameters and widths up to 500mm can be handled. Resolutions down to 0.0005mm can be obtained with precision repetition rates of 500Hz.
EVENDALE, Ohio CFM International's CFM565 engine has been selected by Gulf Air to power 12 firm, 6 option Airbus Industrie A320 aircraft in an engine order valued at more than S225 million.
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