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J-10B Fighter Aircraft Debuts Chinese Thrust Vectoring Technology

A Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Group (Chengdu) twinjet J-10B multirole fighter equipped with a Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (Shenyang) WS-10G thrust vectoring turbofan...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

China to Require 7,400 New Aircraft Valued at $1T Through 2037

China will require more than 7,400 new passenger aircraft and freighters, with a total market value of $1,060 billion (U.S.) or $1.06 trillion, through 2037 to meet growing...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

First Airbus A330-800 Airliner Goes Airborne in Maiden Flight, Enters Flight Test Phase

The first Airbus A330-800 commercial jet, flight test aircraft MSN1888, took off today from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport on its maiden flight over...

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Connectivity

Air Mobility Innovations Take Center Stage at Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference

Hundreds of aerospace executives, engineers, scientists, and academics are gathering in London this week for Aerospace Systems and Technology...

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Defense

NASA to Test Quiet Thump Supersonic Propulsion Technique, Measure Sound Levels and Community Response

NASA officials and engineers are prepping to fly the agency’s F/A-18 research aircraft over Galveston, Texas, using a “quiet...

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Energy

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Goes Content and Torque Heavy in a B-Class EV

What’s so remarkable about the Hyundai Kona Electric is how unremarkable it is. Essentially an electrified version of Hyundai’s B-class SUV, if the even...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

GE Aviation and DM3D to Ramp up 3D-Printed Fan Blade Production for GE9X Engine

GE Aviation’s next-gen GE9X high-bypass turbofan engine is poised to be the most fuel-efficient jet engine ever produced by the company. Designed to power...

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Defense

Honeywell Wins $1.04 Billion U.S. Air Force Power Systems Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace with an exclusive $1,036,726,575 performance-based sustainment contract to provide end-to-end logistics...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

GE Aviation Enhances Digital Thread with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPEREINCE Platform

Creating a digital thread throughout the extremely complex process of developing aerostructures and engines can optimize an original equipment...

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Defense

Jetoptera, GE Aviation Collaborate On, Demonstrate Hover with Fluidic Propulsion

Engineers at Jetoptera in Edmonds, Washington, and GE Aviation in Evandale, Ohio, are collaborating on a 500 pound-force (lbf) class fluidic propulsion system...

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Optimizing Winglets for More Efficient Flight

Airplane winglets reduce drag, which can translate to higher speed or to allow a pilot to throttle back and save fuel. It also helps to reduce wingtip vortices that can be problematic for...

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Aerospace

New Zealand Will Become a Testbed for Airbus Unmanned Aircraft and Space Technology

Airbus has entered into an agreement with New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to develop capability in the country’s...

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Connectivity

Aerion and Honeywell Collaborate on Revolutionary Flight Deck for Supersonic Bizjet

Aerion Supersonic in Reno, Nevada, and Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix are collaborating on a revolutionary, connected cockpit for the Aerion AS2,...

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Test & Measurement

Japan’s IBUKI-2 (GOSAT-2) Satellite Launches, Powers Up, Completes Critical Phase

The IBUKI-2 (GOSAT-2) greenhouse gas observation satellite co-developed by the Japanese Ministry of Environment, National Institute of Environmental Studies...

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Aerospace

Phase Three of DARPA’s ALIAS Aircraft Automation System Continues

United States Army pilots directed an optionally-piloted helicopter (OPV) through a series of missions to demonstrate technology developed by Lockheed Martin Corporation...

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Test & Measurement

MBSE Is Transforming Aerospace Engineering, Systems Integration

Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is taking off in aerospace engineering and systems integration workflows worldwide. Editors in SAE International’s Aerospace Product...

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Automotive

Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation Satellites Receive Thermal Blankets, Ready for Launch

After five years of development and testing, the Canadian Space Agency’s three-satellite RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) is awaiting launch...

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Automotive

GE Aviation Debuts Affinity, First Civil Supersonic Engine in 55 Years

GE Aviation engineers have completed the initial design of the first supersonic engine purpose-built for business jets. GE’s Affinity turbofan engine class integrates...

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Gordon Murray Calls New IStream Superlight Chassis Concept a Paradigm Shift

High-profile automotive engineer and designer Prof. Gordon Murray is utterly confident of the potential for his company’s latest iStream Superlight...

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Aerospace

Early Growing Pains Have Not Stopped Pratt & Whitney’s GTF Engine Orders

Qingdao Airlines, a Chinese airline startup based out of Qingdao Liuting International Airport, is the latest airline to received aircraft powered by Pratt &...

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Aerospace

Aerion AS2 Supersonic Bizjet on Track for Trans-Atlantic Crossing in 2023

The AS2 industry team – comprising Aerion in Reno, Nevada; Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland; GE Aviation in Evendale, Ohio; and Honeywell in Morris Plains,...

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Automotive

What Does NASA Do with a Space Station Originally Developed for a Now-Cancelled Mission?

Present day space human space operations are limited to Earth-reliant excursions to the International Space Station (ISS) where – if needed –...

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Aerospace

2050 Aircraft Engine Designs Go Radical, Part 2

The search for ever-lower emission technology for future generations of aircraft engines is actively progressing on both sides of the Atlantic. Tucked away on a modest-size stand at this...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers Work to Uncover Turboelectric Propulsion’s Unknown Challenges

The NASA STARC-ABL – or “single-aisle turboelectric aircraft with an aft boundary-layer propulsor” – concept is under consideration as one of the...

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Connectivity

Intel’s New U.S. Study Claims Autonomous Vehicles Expected to Be Common in 50 Years

A new U.S. consumer study published by Intel claims most Americans expect a self-driving future, even if many currently harbor fear and uncertainty...

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Energy

Air- or Water-Cooling Resistors for EVs: The Case for H2O

The choice between water cooling and air cooling for internal-combustion engines was for decades a very real debate in the auto industry, with Volkswagen and Porsche for years...

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Electronics & Computers

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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Propulsion

2050 Aircraft Engine Designs Go Radical, Part 1

The search for ever-lower emission technology for future generations of aircraft engines is actively progressing on both sides of the Atlantic. Tucked away on a modest-size stand at this...

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Defense

ULA Selects Blue Origin Advanced Booster Engine for Vulcan Centaur Rocket System

Engineers at United Launch Alliance (ULA), provider of spacecraft launch services to the US government, in Centennial, Colo., have selected the BE-4 engine...

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