In the south of Spain lies the Morón Air Base. this is where Airbus leading aircraft manufacturer just completed noise tests for their A35-100 model between March 27 and April 5. As part of its type certification flight test campaign. These tests are being conducted prior to the Airbus aircraft model’s entry into service, projected to happen before the end of this year.
The company utilized ground facilities on the air base to measure external noise levels during take-off and landing phases of flight. They also tested and measured the engine run-ups and general fly-over noise level. The ground facilities were equipped with instruments and sensors to take highly accurate measurements of the Airbus aircraft noise levels.
The Airbus aircraft model comes equipped with the newest Rolls-Royce engine, offering the latest and most up-to-date aerodynamic technology. This brand new Rolls-Royce engine also helps to keep the Airbus A350-1000 aircraft’s noise footprint extremely low.
The first results from the test already showing promising signs that this model is very quiet. It is within compliance with external noise certification requirements with significant margins. A similar Airbus model, the A35-900, is currently in service with eleven carriers worldwide, making it very likely that this new model will be a great addition, and will make the neighborhoods around airports pleased by its ability to avoid high noise levels.
The Type Certification campaign, which is a very intensive process, is progressing as planned. Three Airbus A350-1000 aircraft are flying this campaign. This model offers unparalleled levels of operating efficiency. It is the leading widebody group, while also having very low noise levels and true long-range capabilities. This on top of the fact that it has a longer fuselage to accommodate 40 mote passengers than Airbus’ previous version. It has a much more powerful Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine.
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Honeywell Aerospace leading manufacturer of aircraft engines and avionics. They also produce auxiliary power units and other miscellaneous aviation products.
In recent news, the organization has announced they are making high-speed in-flight connectivity for helicopters more accessible with its Aspire 200 satellite communications. This connectivity has always been relatively problematic since the rotors essentially distort the incoming and outgoing microwave radio beam. This causes errors, and delays in time and efficiency.
Thankfully, Immarsat has a High-Data Rate mode, or HDR, on its L-band SwiftBroadband service, making things a little bit easier on helicopter owners and operators. This HDR mode came into use after they had completed a software update to its satellites, which originally had short-burst waveform. This was extended to include longer bursts of data.
HDR has the added positive feature of being able to provide faster speeds for fixed-wing aircrafts. This gives aircraft operators and passengers faster internet broadband while airborne. Honeywell states the Aspire 200 SwiftBroadband system brings reliable, consistent, high-speed connectivity capabilities to the helicopter.
These capabilities were recently demonstrated from a Leonardo AW139 which was in the air. It was able to connect a passenger to the ground during a FaceTime conversation. This high-spped in-flight connectiviity, via the Aspire 200 SwiftBroadband, is an exciting advancement for the organization and for aircraft technology as a whole
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Home to 59 twin-engine UH-1N helicopters, The Air Force is preparing for an increase in their current inventory. The existing helicopters first entered service 1970. They are currently being used for security at a number of nuclear missile sites. The Air Force defense contractors are currently in preparation to release proposals for more than 80 helicopters to be added to the existing inventory. This comes under service’s UH-1N Huey Replacement Program. A draft request for proposals is being anticipated for release in April, with the final plan to follow this summer. A contract is planned to be presented in 2018, with deliveries to begin one year later.
The service had come across some resistance from Congress for a previous contract to be awarded to Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky for UH-60M Black Hawks. After failure to complete the initial contract, the Air Force made the decision to complete this program last spring. There were some delays by about 2 months, but the requirement for 84 helicopters within the contract is expected to stay the same.
In February Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky announced that it will offer Black Hawk helicopter for the program, in addition to three HH-60Us the service already possesses. The U-model has modifications which include an electro-optical sensor and a rescue hoist. Sikorsky’s Black Hawk offers a tested and proven helicopter that the Air Force already has in inventory in compliance with the requirements of the UH-1N Huey Replacement Program. Sikorsky states this is a safe solution for the Air Force. It will result in considerable savings and enable to service to support two vital national defense missions.
In addition to the Sikorsky offer, on February 25, Boeing also announced that it would be making an offer for the AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter for the requirement. Boeing collaborated with Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters for this offer. Boeing would serve as the prime contractor for an MH-139 variant, which is built by Leonardo.
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The General Electric CF6-80 engine was introduced in 1982 as a 52,500 – 63,500 lb. thrust engine meant to power mid and large size aircraft like the Boeing 767 and Airbus A330. The engine has aged well despite newer and more fuel-efficient models because of cheap fuel costs and passenger demand for long distance high capacity flights. Ultimately the engines will be phased out, but units are not uncommonly going through their second overhaul at MRO’s for GE CF6-70 engines. That’s an estimated 80,000 hours in flight or 9 years. Globally, the market for GE CF6-80 engines is only expected to shrink by 8% in 2021, meaning MRO shops will be busy for years to come.
According to Aviation Week, the CF6-80 maintenance market will be worth $1.5 billion in 2017. That will be followed by a sharp decline to $1.1 billion in 2018, and then a steady rise as service prices increase for aging engines and replacement parts become increasingly rare. Even now high-pressure turbine blade replacements are highly in demand for CF6-80 maintenance. There are currently about 2400 of these GE engines in service powering widebody airplanes. Their reliability and better lease rates keep the CF6-80 engine as a leader over comparable units such as the Pratt and Whitney PW4000-94.
A growing trend with used aircraft engines such as the CF6-80 is leasing units out that still have run time. Sometimes a passenger engine that is soon due for an overhaul can be moved to a freight aircraft and flown additional cycles to maximize its lifespan. This technique is called green-time leasing and is incredibly popular with the CF6-80 engine. Once the lease is up, the unit can be overhauled and put back on a passenger plane. Time is the true testament to this engines’ success and GE is has been well recognized for such a well-crafted engine.
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On March 14th 2017, there was an article posted on New Electronics by Neil Tyler that talks about how NXP Semiconductors Dutch global semiconductor manufacturer, launched automotive grade tools and software to support the ARM Cortex-based MCU. These automotive grade tools are part of the S32K1 family.
The combination of the automotive grade tools and software allow for a development time to decrease in many different items in the market in a broad range of automotive applications.
In most cases, automotive grade drivers are dependent on AUTOSAR. There are a few rare cases where the applications do not require this. In these cases, the automotive grade drivers are self-developmental, however this means it comes more labor intensive. Where AUTOSTAR is not needed, NXP Semiconductor comes in.
Here is what Neil Tyler has to say about this. “In applications where the use of AUTOSAR is not mandated, NXP is looking to provide an alternative, turn-key option for self-development with a free-of-charge, pre-qualified, automotive-grade software development kit (SDK) that enables rapid prototyping with simple drag and drop functionality. It includes: MISRA and SPICE Level 3 compliant low-level drivers (LLDs) for all peripherals; optional application-specific middleware for LIN, NFC and touch sensing; FreeRTOS operating system; drivers for complementary NXP ICs for faster application bring-up and production readiness e.g. system basis chip (SBC) drivers and documented source code and out-of-the-box examples, eliminating the need for device documentation during application bring-up.”
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Finding technical solutions might sound like a boring task but if it wasn’t for these tasks we would have never had all these smart gadgets and technologies that makes our lives much easier and more productive. What we couldn’t do a hundred years ago as a population or people on this planet; one man can do today because of how much information, knowledge and innovation we have created, it made all what we have today seem to be natural or part of life. Millitech is a company with more than 25 years of technical solutions experience that has created solution requirements that will modify current component designs and is able to fabricate certain characteristics of special components in order to come out with a better product. Recently Millitech has introduced a new Millimeter-Wave Assemblies (MMWAs) to the Aerospace and aviation industry.
Militech Inc. in Northampton, Mass has introduced the new MMWAs to the aerospace and aviation industry featuring the upconverter (BUC) and downconverter (BDC) options which are integrated in the same unit. The operator can customize the BUC and the BDC to high frequencies that wasn’t available before and now it’s found in a very small cubical which can save a lot of space when integrated into any system. These small Millimeter-Wave Assemblies consist of amplifying, mixing and filtering functions. The small wave assembler also comes with a connector for installation.
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Helicopters are a great asset to any consumer, and the US Navy has a high demand in utilizing helicopters for many reasons. Military helicopters are designed by a number of companies but recently Bell Helicopter has been assigned by the US Navy to design and assemble the AH-1Z military helicopter, also known as AH-1Z attack helicopter, and other related avionic work for the U.S Marine Corps under a contract by the U.S Navy for $49 million. The U.S Navy officials are requesting Bell Helicopter to order enough parts to build 27 Bell AH-1Z Attack Helicopters. Without mentioning the features of the AH-1Z but the helicopter features a four blade rotor system and an additional twin-engine which is based off the Super Cobra AH-1W helicopter. The AH-1Z also has an upgraded transmission and a new targeting system. Having said that the aircraft is going to have a whole new range of precision weapons that will utilize the new target indicator which can locate far away targets with great precision.
This program will not end at assembling the new and upgraded AH-1Z helicopters but officials in the Navy want to upgrade all the Super Cobra helicopters and the Huey Utility Helicopter to a much more advanced and upgraded versions. For example; they want to upgrade the AH-1W to AH-1Z and upgrade the UH-1N to UH-1Y. Those helicopters are very sophisticated and are capable of flying up to 360 nautical miles at a speed of 220 knots and carrying approximately 5 tons.
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Conflicts are a huge problem that people in the aerospace industry must deal with, which can make things difficult because certain companies might not want to sell you their parts. This can be difficult because they might be the only supplier with that specific part, so you are out of luck and won’t be able to get that part. Currently the U.S. is dealing with a problem that is catching up to the fifth-generation fighter aircraft capabilities. This situation is putting the F-35 fighter jet program at risk to ongoing cyber vulnerabilities. If the United States does not figure out a way to diversify or improve their advantage in the stealth and weapon capacity, then other competitors will be passing them up and taking the lead. So, they are going to take the good from the fourth generation and their new ideas to create a fifth generation that stands out from the other threats.
One advantage that the United States has right now with the ongoing war in Syria is that Russia has not yet found a way to detect the fifth-generation fighter jets. So right now, the U.S. only flies fifth generations because if they fly the fourth generation, Russia created a S-400 that can eliminate any fourth-generation fighter jet. So, with this advantage we can hold these threats at risk, and continue to have American domination where we need to across the globe. With the new program incorporated in the F-35’s, it gives the United States an edge over competitors to ensure the jets software is fully operational. The new software that is going to be placed in the F-35’s called Block 3F will give the jet ability to process any radar signal, track moving targets, and operate the planes weapons system.
One problem that they are still dealing with is the jet is susceptible to cyber branches even with the numerous reassessments of its software. Another problem that they are is their off-board systems that are connected to various systems that enemies might be able to hack into. In the past, this system was hacked and the information could get to the Chinese government. These threats caused the air force to do extensive training on any troop that is working on the fighter jets.
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This month a division of United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney announced that it will invest roughly $386 million dollars into its Columbus, Georgia facility. This investment will increase production of parts and also the maintenance services and this will also reduce existing and new engine programs. With many equipment upgrades, construction of two new buildings and purchase of new automated machinery. The largest new area will be constructed for the facility to overhaul GTF engines with over 200,000 square feet to work with. This will include a 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility for specialized parts, and an area to develop turbine disks and compressor rotors for Pratt & Whitney Engines.
Many upgrades to equipment are also planned and will be unveiled upon completion of the expansion.
"We're investing heavily in our Columbus facility to support the increased production and services planned for our F135 and GTF engines,"said Chris Calio, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines.
"This investment will help ensure that we have the appropriate infrastructure, tooling and trained workforce in place to provide the best products and services to our customers worldwide. The tremendous support we receive from the community and state have contributed to our success in Georgia."
"Pratt & Whitney has maintained a presence in Muscogee County since 1984 and this latest expansion speaks to Georgia's support for our robust aerospace industry,"said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
"Georgia's pro-business structural framework and deep talent pool help to retain industry leaders such as Pratt & Whitney. By adding these new high-quality manufacturing jobs, Pratt & Whitney is making a significant investment in the Columbus community and we look forward to strengthening this longstanding partnership as the company continues to grow."
Another great aspect of this expansion is the relationship Pratt & Whiney has with Columbus Technical College. This will provide new and existing employees with new training centers that they did not have in past. Columbus Technical College will provide short and long term programs for aerospace and advanced manufacturing technologies that will support the company’s growth better. This location maintains and overhauls the PW1100G-JM, V2500, PW2000, F117 and F100 engines at the Columbus location.
"This announcement from Pratt & Whitney is the latest example of the hard work put forth every day by our economic development team locally and the professionals at the Georgia Department of Economic Development,"
said Brian Anderson, president & CEO of the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
"The project would not have happened without the tremendous relationships we have with the local Pratt & Whitney leadership team here in Columbus as well as those at both Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Corporation in Connecticut."
This expansion is not only significant for the Pratt & Whitney business but also for the community of Columbus, Georgia.
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NanoRacks and Boeing to join forces to create the first privately funded commercial airlock. This could possibly enable the U.S. to triple the number of small deployed satellites from the International Space Station during only one single airlock. NanoRacks has selected Boeing to create and install the new airlock on the international space station. This new airlock is currently being manufactured at the Alabama Boeing facility along with other engineering services required for development. Safety, operations, quality assurance, avionics along with mechanical design and of course the final assembly of the airlock. The NanoRacks airlock will be permanently installed onboard the International Space Station once fully developed with an estimated launch date of 2019.
Along with more satellites the new airlock will provide more capabilities when transferring equipment from the space station to spaceship. The goal in the future is to be able to detach the airlock and place it into another orbital mission. The United States is currently already using an airlock system on the International Space Station Japan Experiment Module. It’s said the new commercial airlock will be much more equipped to handle increased market requirements while being larger and much more robust. I am seeing this as a big step in giving the private sector more responsibilities in space travel.
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