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ONE of the most difficult stages during the development of a new product is how to test its reliability to the limit. As new structures are formed employing different types of materials it is difficult to see how one might detect any flaws without causing significant damage to the product.
As part of a demonstration program nine bondedcomposite doublers were applied to a Boeing 747300 aircraft in service with Qantas Airways Limited. The aim was to demonstrate the environmental durability of this type of repair, and thus the doublers were not applied to any damaged locations. This...
THE many benefits of wet blast systems have played an important role in safety critical aircraft maintenance work, says supplier Abrasive Developments Ltd of HenleyinArden.
MOST machine shops developed through a process of evolution, a steady climb up the technology ladder. Rarely by revolution. There are a few exceptions and Shorts of Belfast is definitely one of them.
DU PONT has announced the introduction of new Vespel ST Super Tough high performance polyimide parts. Like earlier generation Du Pont polyimides, Vespel ST parts withstand extremely high operating temperatures, how low friction and wear and excellent creep resistance.
SIMULATION has been a valuable asset for a considerable time and recent advances in the generation of computer graphics have reinforced and amplified this view. The Royal Aeronautical Society discussed its use in the prevention and investigation of aircraft accidents at a recent conference which...
KEEPING a clear view of safety has never been more important in the aircraft industry than it is now.
FOSTER Wheeler Energy Ltd. and Air Products UK Limited, in a joint project led by Foster Wheeler, have mechanically completed their 28 million contract for the Nitrogen and Dry Air systems on the DM 666 million European Transonic Windtunnel ETW, now nearing the end of its construction phase in...
Following engine start on a Bell Jetranger helicopter, the pilot commented on a high frequency vibration which was apparent through the pedals. Once the aircraft had lifted into the hover, the vibration could no longer be detected and the helicopter departed Newmarket to return to Blackbushe....
A new range of smaller and lighter illuminated pushbutton switches and indicators for the aerospace and military markets is now available from Acal Electronics Ltd. The new 10820 MARK 18 range, manufactured by JayEI is probably the smallest panel mounted switchindicator of its type, each device...
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