Archive for the 'Aerospace 2018' Category

Vertical Flight: A New Technology Frontier

2017 was a busy year for rotorcraft and other vertical-flight applications.

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Aerospace Propulsion Highlights Of 2017

Engine technology developments in 2017 included advances in open rotors, hypersonics, and electric propulsion.

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2017 Unmanned Aviation Highlights

From drone deliveries to endurance records, unmanned aircraft continued to make headlines in 2017.

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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. …

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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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…

Satcom-Enabled Broadband Will Provide Expanded Flight Deck Apps

The Indigo Partners order for 430 aircraft could drive a new trend in the business

Inmarsat, Iridium and Cobham developing systems for improved broadband flight deck conne…

Asia-Pacific Will Lead Coming Surge In Engine MRO Demand

Strong growth projected for new-generation and legacy powerplants

Aviation Week predicts that the global engine MRO market will increase in value by nearly one-third durin…

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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