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Transportation

EFuels: An Alternative to the Alternative

Even as electric vehicles dominate today’s alternative powertrain market for passenger cars, the future of how we will all someday drive without burning petroleum is cloudier than ever. To...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

The Electrofuels That Reduce Amazon’s Fleet Emissions

Amazon has a goal of having 50% of its shipments being made net-zero carbon by 2030. In 2021, more than 100 million packages were delivered to customers with zero-emissions...

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Unmanned Systems

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Software

Digitalization in the Aerospace Sector

The aerospace and defense industry has laid ambitious plans to reconcile mobility with sustainability. Sustainable aviation fuels, electrification, hydrogen-powered aircraft and eVTOLS (electric...

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Aerospace

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Manned Systems

Neste Targets Hard-To-Electrify Vehicles for Renewable Diesel

Commercial vehicles run under a wide range of operating conditions and duty cycles – not all are well-suited for battery-electric propulsion, particularly in the near term....

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Power

Renewable Propane, Ultra-Low NOx Engines Set Standards for Propane Autogas Innovations

The future of trucking is looking even greener. Not only are companies forced to contend with new government regulations to meet lower emissions and...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Boeing Reports on Its Environmental Efforts

In its 2019 Global Environment report, the Boeing Company provides an update on the environmental strategy the company unveiled last year. The strategy identifies 2025 as a target year to...

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Propulsion

NASA Budget Amendment to Help Send Americans to Moon by 2024, Then Mars

An amended NASA budget for fiscal year 2020 would add $1.6 billion to a $21 billion initial budget request and fund deep space exploration, science, and technology...

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Automotive

AVIC Subsidiary Continental Aerospace Will Power the Upcoming Diamond DA50, Expands into Electric Propulsion

Continental Aerospace Technologies (Continental) of Mobile Alabama – a subsidiary of Beijing-based Aviation Industry...

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Energy

SAE International Releases New Process for Measuring Aerosols in Aircraft Exhaust

SAE International, based in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, has published a new recommended practice for assessing the amount of nonvolatile particulate matter...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Orbex Debuts Innovative Smallsat Launch Vehicle

Orbex, a developer of small satellite (smallsat) launch vehicles based in Forres, Scotland, has unveiled its “Prime” launch vehicle. The rocket is the second stage of a two-stage...

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Test & Measurement

Japan Signs on for Second Boeing KC-46 Military Tanker and Transport Aircraft

Japan officials continue to boost the country’s defenses against threats, exercising the option to add a second Boeing KC-46 Pegasus military aerial...

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Power

Could This Infinitely Variable Compression Mechanism Be the Next Piston Engine Game-Changer?

Whether its for economic incentives or reaching environmental goals, automotive and aerospace engine makers are continually chasing fractions...

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Energy

New Four-Chamber Rotary Engine Could Supplant Wankel and Piston Engines for UAV Applications

The Wankel rotary engine has been an ideal choice for many owners and operators of small, propeller-driven aircraft. Compared to conventional...

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Defense

Zwick Roell Provides Flexible Materials Testing over a Wide Temperature Range

Materials research and development frequently require materials to be tested at different temperatures, in line with their eventual area of use. For aerospace...

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Manned Systems

Generation Orbit’s GOLauncher1 Is Officially the Air Force’s X-60A Hypersonic Flight Research Vehicle

The United States Air Force (USAF) has designated the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle...

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Manned Systems

JAXA Launches HTV7 Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft on Resupply Mission to ISS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 7 lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan at 2:54:27 Japan Standard Time (JST) on...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Three Stages of Separation: Bidding Farewell to the Delta II Launch Vehicle

The upcoming launch of the NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) will be the last liftoff for the Delta II rocket, whose reliability made it...

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Manned Systems

Boeing Wins $2.9B for 18 KC-46A Military Tanker Aircraft Based on 767 Jet Airliner

Boeing [NYSE:BA] in Everett, Wash., won a $2.9 billion U.S. Air Force contract to deliver 18 additional KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment,...

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Automotive

NASA, Boeing, SpaceX to Launch ‘New Era in Human Spaceflight’

Astronaut launches will return to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011. NASA officials have named the first U.S. astronauts who will...

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Test & Measurement

Using Turbine Flow Meters for Aerospace Test and Measurement Applications

Turbine flow meters have long been a preferred technology for obtaining precise measurements of fluid flow in the aerospace industry. In addition to their high...

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Aerospace

GE Aviation, Teradata Partner on Data Analytics, Edge Connectivity for Airlines

Officials at GE Aviation in Evandale, Ohio, and Teradata (NYSE:TDC) in Dayton, Ohio, are expanding their partnership to provide airlines with a framework that...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Aircraft, Engine Orders Reach $98B, Focus on Flying Farther, Faster, Greener at Farnborough Airshow

Aircraft orders exceed $95 billion in value and are complemented by roughly $3 billion in aircraft engine and engine service agreement...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Connected Aircraft Technologies Benefit Manufacturers, Airlines, and Travelers

Connected aircraft means more than just in-flight movies, free texting, and Facebook posting with friends while in flight. In fact, the connected aircraft...

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Aerospace

SAE International Issues, Revises Technical Reports for Aerospace Engineering

Standards development teams at SAE International in Warrendale, Pa., have issued 11 new technical documents and revised or reaffirmed another 54 technical reports...

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Automotive

FAA, SAE International Focus on Engine Fire Protection System Standards for Aerospace

Aerospace systems, subsystems, and components must continue to operate as intended when exposed to fire, rather than going up in flames and ceasing to...

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Electronics & Computers

Surviving the Challenge of Thermal Design in Aerospace Electronics

The aerospace sector places some uniquely challenging demands on electronics designers. For a start, the environments that the electronics are exposed to are much harsher...

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Regulations/Standards

Rolls-Royce Starts Lean-Burn Combustion Engine Icing Tests

In March, a new demonstrator engine by Rolls-Royce, featuring a cutting-edge lean-burn and low-emissions combustion system for future jet engine programs, began icing tests at...

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