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FOLLOWING recent announcements from some major international corporations that they are withdrawing from the composite materials business or scaling down their activities in it, some people have called this a depressed industry. Yet, over the past several years Du Pont has persevered in its...
OPERATING to increasingly severe noise and NOx emission levels and at the lowest Specific Fuel Consumption SFC attainable, current turbofan engines represent considerable advances in all respects on powerplants of only a few years ago. Nevertheless, the demand for even larger engines has meant...
TRIMBLE Naviation Ltd. now offers a complete line of GPS navigation receivers which span the aviation markets from major airlines, to corporate and business aviation, military operators, and general aviation including kit aircraft and gliders.
Publishing Beyond the Desktop THERE is a traditional image of technicians and managers in aerospace companies working in selfcontained units, more often than not, passing volumes of documentation from section to section. Route maps, charts, System manuals, specification data etc., all of which...
ON the first day of this international, multimillion pounds, aviation exhibition, there was a very obvious gloom in the air. Words like despite, but and well, could be heard echoing around both the many occupied and vacant stands. The recession, of course, has been the main reason for these...
HELICOPTER primary gearbox systems are arguably one of the most demanding forms of gear system. The requirements for high torque transmission, light weight and reliability combine to form the most demanding specifications for gear manufacturers.
DESIGN and development of the future generations of aircraft depends heavily upon the capabilities of windtunnels to simulate true flight conditions. To achieve this, it is essential that the test parameters used in the windtunnel match those of the corresponding flight conditions, including the...
SOME time ago leading aerospace and defence contractor Beaufort Engineering Ltd., encountered a major inspection bottleneck when producing batches of two similar, but highly complex, turbine rotor components. As a very experienced, fiveaxis machining facility, at KirkbyinAshfield, near...
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. unveiled its Huey II demonstrator in ceremonies held at the company's Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters on August 26, 1992. The Huey II is a modernisation programme for the legendary UH1H Huey. Some 60 representatives from nations operating the Huey as well as...
THE Columbus space station programme is an essential element of the European longterm scenario adopted by the ESA Council Meeting at Ministerial Level in 1987, comprising also the new launcher Ariane 5, the space plane Hermes, a Data Relay Satellite, ground operations centres as well as...
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