Archive for the 'A&D' Category

Key Milestones Loom For New Civil And Military Engines

Adaptive technology, ultra-high bypass and gears drive new engine developments

The gas turbine continues to evolve and advance, even as interest accelerates in alternate p…

Spurring Vigorous Avionics MRO Market

Retrofits lead a growth phase for the avionics-upgrade market

Market for avionics retrofits showing strong growth in response to ADS-B mandates and older aircraft remainin…

Opinion: The Great Jetliner Ramp-up In Perspective

A reality check on the rosy outlook for airliners

Market demand for new aircraft can support continued growth through 2019 and even afterward.

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Electric Propulsion Moves Forward In Development, Eventual Deployment

Much work needs to be done electric-powered aircraft, looking toward the day they will be cleared to fly in national airspace.

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Market Stability, New Tech Could Shape 2018 Rotorcraft Market

Tiltrotors, diesel-power and urban air mobility rotorcraft vie for 2018 milestones

2018 could be a big year for new entrants to the rotorcraft business.

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Spotlight on Aerospace Startups Attracting Venture Capital

Following on the heels of success for SpaceX and other “new space” startups, venture capital is flowing into other aerospace startups, from advanced materials to urban air transport.

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New MRO Regulations To Expect In 2018

Several aviation safety agencies plan MRO-related rulemakings

Regulators around the world still trying to remove any possibility for aviation accidents or losses of life. …

Fresh Produce And E-Commerce Should Keep Cargo Volumes Growing In 2018

Buoyed by strong demand in 2017, cargo operators are optimistic

After a strong 2017, air cargo operators are optimistic that growth trends will continue in 2018, albeit at…

Airframe MRO Market Shifting As New Technology Takes Flight

Advanced materials, smarter designs mean fewer, shorter heavy checks for newest models

Offshoring MRO becomes less attractive as maintenance needs for renewed fleets decl…

China Offers Plethora Of Australian, New Zealand Routes

China’s airlines surge into Australia and New Zealand

By the end of 2018 three Chinese airlines will serve about 50 Australian and New Zealand routes.

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Top 10 MRO Trend Predictions For 2018

With 2,100 new commercial aircraft entering the world market, MROs will be looking for technologies that increase their efficiency.

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CheckTime System Calculates Effectiveness Of Deicing Fluid

Remaining effective time is updated by the minute and communicated via ACARS to the flight deck.

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Latin America Sees Changes, But Perennial Issues Persist

Latin America welcomes new carriers, but faces old, familiar issues

While the Latin America and Caribbean market welcomes new airlines, the region continues to face many o…

Market Factors, Politics Challenge Gulf Carriers

Key decisions loom in 2018 for important Middle East players

The three major Gulf carriers will continue to suffer from capacity curtailment, an unusual situation for them…

Airbus Facing Leadership Changes Amid Turmoil, Corruption Probes

Airbus will be undergoing major leadership changes, as media leaks trigger the announcement of Enders departure.

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The Week In Technology, Dec. 18-22, 2017

Circulation-control UAV; X-57 battery success; Airbus autonomous landing sensor; Falcons train drones; daring Bugatti’s sad end.

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Aerospace Watchpoints For 2018

To the traditional focus on commercial growth and defense procurement, add private spaceflight, aerospace startups, advanced rotorcraft and supersonic transports as areas to watch closely in 2018.

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