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Boeing's Latest Contract Secures New Wings for Remaining A-10 Fleet

After wrapping up a wing swap on 173 Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support attack aircraft, the Boeing Company was awarded with another Indefinite...

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Design

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II, 2nd Edition Has Been Expanded to Include New Images and Information

Originally published in 1995 and held in high regard, Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II is Graham White’s...

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Power

Pratt & Whitney Develops Digitally Curated Maintenance Solutions for General Aviation

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation based in East Hartford, Connecticut, has launched a new data-rich mobile application...

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Defense

Artificial Intelligence Could Reduce CV-22 Osprey Maintenance

The Raytheon Company is testing a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed to help determine when the multi-mode radar installed on U.S. Air Force CV-22 tiltrotor...

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Manned Systems

Gaming Tech Helps Apache Maintainers Reduce Training Time

Lockheed Martin Corporation has released the latest version of RELY3D, its advanced visualization and training tool for sensor system maintainers working on the Boeing AH-64...

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Defense

Aerospace Composites Experts Will Meet in Wichita This Month, Focusing on Validating Repairs Techniques

The amount of composite material in modern aircraft is staggering – nearly half of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s airframe is made up...

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Power

Maintainers Design a $400 Maintenance Fixture to save the U.S. Air Force $500k per Year

A team of airmen from Robins Air Force Base in Georgia have designed a cowling repair tool for the Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint Surveillance Target...

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AR/AI

Air Force Facility Dedicated to AI and Automation Opens in Pittsburgh

The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, opened a new facility to qualify...

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Imaging

Airbus’ Connected Cabin Concept Is Materializing with First Round of Partnerships

Airbus SE is shifting its Connected Experience cabin concept into the first stages of reality with cooperative buy-in from gategroup Holding AG, Stelia...

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Manned Systems

Curtiss-Wright and Honeywell Team to Develop Cloud-Enabled Flight Recorders of the Future

Davidson, North Carolina-based Curtiss-Wright Corporation and Honeywell International, Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina will co-develop a...

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Aerospace

Honeywell Aerospace Launches B2B E-Commerce Site for Aerospace Components

Honeywell Aerospace, a division of Honeywell International, has rolled out a new business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce platform for buying and selling aerospace...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Boeing Completes Assembly of the First 777X

In a major production milestone called “final body join,” Boeing teams connected the major fuselage sections of the first 777X long-range, wide-body airliner in the company’s factory in...

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Manned Systems

Maintaining the Data-Rich Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine

While telemetry has always played a crucial role in aviation, the volume of data that engine makers used to collect was relatively small. When Pratt & Whitney debuted its first...

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Electronics & Computers

SAE International Anti-Counterfeit Standards Integral to Obsolescence Management

Obsolescence management is key to the safe, secure, and reliable operation of platforms and systems over a long operational life. Counterfeit parts...

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Aerospace

Additive Manufacturing Adoption Up, Growing Rapidly in Aerospace

The 3D printing materials market will experience high double-digit growth in the aerospace industry through 2024, as manufacturers of aircraft and spacecraft vehicles and...

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Manned Systems

Boeing to Broaden Its Services Portfolio

June 2017 marked the launch of Boeing’s third major business unit Boeing Global Services. The new unit, which combined aspects of Boeing’s previous Commercial Aviation Services and Global...

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Manned Systems

GE Aviation Delivers Improved Turbine Engine During U.S. Army Preliminary Design Review

An updated version of GE Aviation’s T901-GE-900 turboprop engine used in the AH-64 Apache attack and UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters...

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Aerospace

AeroVironment Releases New Puma 3

Last month, AeroVironment, Inc. began accepting orders for their new Puma 3 unmanned aerial system (UAS). The company, which also manufacturers UASs for commercial applications, developed the Puma 3...

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Aerospace

Made in Space to Increase Material Portfolio After Two Years of Printing in Space

Made In Space, Inc. (MIS) is celebrating the two-year anniversary of the Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) printing onboard the International Space...

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Data Acquisition

Rolls-Royce Sees a Future in Connected Engines

Richard Goodhead, Senior Vice President Marketing, Civil Aerospace at Rolls-Royce, sees the changes that will result from the company’s IntelligentEngine, launched as a concept in early...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Electric Oil Pump

The Model OP40i brushless dc electric oil pump from Engineered Machined Products Inc. (EMP) features high-performance gerotor pumping technology, including a long-life, brushless, dc sensorless motor, which is sealed and...

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