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The use of fluoropolymer resin within ambient temperature curing exterior paint finishes for use on aircraft are shown to be a practical and beneficial proposition. Comparison with twocomponent polyester polyurethanes and with acrylic urethanes clearly indicates superior durability in terms of...
SAFETY in the aircraft industry doesn't stop at the airframe and the engines. The same sky high standards are applied to all interior equipment and enforced by international authorities, including the CAA and FAA.
IF you have ever peered out of the windows of the passenger section of a civil aircraft you will know that they are too small and usually in the wrong place. The Eiffel Tower is only visible from the other side of the compartment, the wing blocks the view and the window is misted over. The front...
COMPONENTS using aluminium skins, ribs and honeycomb or graphiteepoxy and Nomex honeycomb bonded into an assembly, have been manufactured for some years. Major aircraft companies queried the use of honeycombs and expressed the need for other techniques to be developed.
THE reduction of inspection times from hours to minutes has been achieved by Wolverhampton aerospace, maritime and defence industry systems manufacturer Dowty Boulton Paul, by siting its three DEA Iota computer controlled coordinate measuring machines on the shop floor as a production unit.
At this year's Farnborough Air Show Airbus Industrie exhibited on its stand onetwentieth scale models of its entire aircraft family the A300600, A310, A320, A321, A330 and A340.
HELD in London the third European Aerospace Conference was organized by the Royal Aeronautical Society and similar professional bodies in France, Germany and Italy and provided an opportunity for wide ranging discussions embracing the operation, maintenance, regulation and technological...
THE aerospace industry probably presents more machining problems in general than any other single industry. There are more high precision components found in aircraft than in most engineered equipment and a greater use of difficult to work exotic materials.
PROPOSED rules by the FAA revise current requirements for the passenger emergency exits of transport category aircraft as well as adopt two new exit types into the regulations. It is also proposed to reduce the maximum inflation time of an escape slide to reflect the current stateoftheart. These...
The most complete interface available for meeting the requirements of the Eurofighter aircraft 1MHz data bus system has been announced by ILC Data Device Corporation DDC. The BUS61559 also provides a direct link to the aircraft's 20MHz fibre optic bus.
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