Modern aircraft are replete with electrical systems, for everything ranging from controls and navigation, to interior climate management and lighting. Of course, these systems need connectors to transmit power and data. Electrical connectors can be found in the airframe, control panels, engines, landing gear, cabin, galley applications, and sensors. Ranging from Amphenol high-speed connectors to expanded beam solutions, connectors fulfill numerous vital functions on an aircraft. 

Connectors, contacts, and cable harnesses are vital to the proper operation of modern aircraft. With the next generation of aviation technology including improved navigation, fuel systems, flight and data management, communications, power generation and distribution, and in-flight entertainment, connectors need to be high-speed, high-efficiency, and have high bandwidth capacities. Weight is also a critical concern; because every extra pound an aircraft must carry means more fuel burned during flight, reducing weight can save thousands of dollars over the aircraft’s lifetime. 

More and more aviation designs feature embedded systems that handle navigation, communications, and other critical functions. This has led to reduced weight while increasing transmission rates and bandwidth. The best aviation connectors are both high quality and rugged, while meeting industry specifications and requirements like the Department of Defense’s MIL-SPEC, such as MIL-DTL-38999.

Electrical connectors must be compatible with data transmission protocols being used, and must be resistant to environmental factors like fluids, dust, heat, electromagnetic interference, and corrosion. They must also be able to carry different high-speed protocols, such as USB 2.0 and 3.0, Ethernet, fiber-optics, PCI 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0, and HDMI connections. Because cables must be routed through complex paths in the airframe, around corners and through holes, so special abrasion-resistant cable jackets must be used. They must also be non-flammable to prevent the possibility of an electrical fire. 

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It’s that moment. The aircraft has reached cruising altitude and the pilot has switched off the seatbelt signs, and you see the metal cart being pushed down the aisle. The air hostess eventually arrives at your seat and asks the question you have been waiting all morning for; “Coffee”?

Airlines are expected to not only get you from point A to point B, but also provide some level of hospitality. This differs, of course, in relation to flight time. A passenger boarding a 12-hour flight would expect far more than a cup of coffee, compared to the passenger boarding an early morning business flight. Although far from a generator or aircraft navigation system in terms of necessity or importance, dysfunctional coffee makers have the ability to ground an aircraft. Coffee makers are plugged into the electrical system and the water supply of an aircraft. If there is a minor problem with the coffee pot, there is the potential that it will affect the larger electrical circuit. 

The FAA released an advisory circular to help clarify the requirements of an electric domestic appliances such as a coffee maker. Overheat protection and overpressure relief measures should be factored into the design of the coffee maker. Once more, the coffee pot should have a circuit breaker device that automatically shuts off the device, isolating it from the main electrical circuit. As well as the mechanical safety features, the coffee pot must be safely secured within the galley. If the coffee pot were to fall during takeoff, landing, or turbulence, it may injure someone or cause damage to the aircraft, perhaps causing the aircraft to divert. Therefore, the FAA sets out regulations to ensure the coffee pot is safely secured to start with. 

With the short turn-around times that commercial aircraft are more and more subject to, passengers may wonder how stringently the coffee pot is maintained between flights. They need not worry, as the FAA even stipulates a self-cleaning function built into the coffee makers. While the FAA is thinking in terms of safety, a coffee that doesn’t taste burnt is always preferable. 

Though a coffee maker seems like an innocuous component of an aircraft, you shouldn’t underestimate the power of caffeine. A malfunctioning coffee pot can cause a series of costly delays and pack of angered passengers. On the other hand, a flight without coffee also results in disgruntled, possibly angered customers. The coffee pot is just another situation where the FAA rules and regulations should not be flouted. 

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When considering what aircraft safety cable to use on an aircraft, manufacturers should also consider whether an aircraft is equipped with high reliability capacitors. High reliability capacitors are often used in defense industries, emergency services, and space applications. Because of the demanding nature of these applications, it is incredibly important that every aspect of electronic equipment is trustworthy and reliable. 

Scenarios that might implement high reliability capacitors include stabilization of power supplies, conditioning of analog signals, aircraft controls, and more. In these functionalities, the failure of a capacitor could lead to a shutdown of the integrated system. There are two types of capacitor that are considered appropriate in these high-risk applications— multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) and polymer/tantalum capacitors.

MLCCs are typically found in space applications. They are utilized when a device needs higher capacitance and additional energy storage capabilities. MLCC’s are installed in the input or output filters of power supplies. They can also be integrated in capacitor banks. The leaded configurations can be customized according to their application, but the four most common are: “S” lead, finger “L” lead, thru-hole, and solid “J” lead. The number of layered capacitors can also be adjusted depending on the needed power supply. 

Polymer and tantalum capacitors are commonly integrated in defense industries. They offer high volumetric efficiency in a compact containment. These capacitors are ideal when high capacitance is needed in a small area. As a result, the components are known for their ease of access and reliability. These components have the highest assurance of reliability for applications where failure would be extremely critical or detrimental. These capacitors are able to achieve a reliability level of 0.0001 percent per 1,000 hours. 

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It’s always a good thing when an item is created to increase productivity and safety in the aviation industry. One of these improvements is with the safety cable— and just a tip, it makes an operator’s job so much easier. There are seven major benefits of using safety cables instead of lock wires: reduction of potential foreign object damage, improved access to tight areas, elimination of guesswork, reduced required training, elimination of injuries, user-friendly tooling, and a higher return on investment.

Safety cables produce two pieces of scrap when they are removed while lock wires produce many small fragments. Because of this, it is easier to keep track of safety cable fragments and they reduce the chance of them not being fully recovered and causing foreign object damage (FOD) to the aircraft. Safety cables improve access to tight areas because the tool and tool nose is short in length and can be rotated.

The cable also requires minimal training and eliminates guesswork. So you can forget having to determine how much wire to use or how many twists per inch it requires— all you have to do is string the cable through the fastener holes and the cable does the rest of the work. Using safety cables also reduces the likelihood of an injury occurring due to the fact that the traditional wire produces sharp ends when cut and the safety cables do not. The tools that accompany safety cables are comfortable to use. Safety cables are more expensive than lock wire; however, that should not stop a company from using them. Because safety cables are easier to use, it takes the operator less time to finish the project— increased productivity reduces cost and time— and is worth the investment.

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Thrust bearings are used in automotive and other transportation industries. They are used in propellers, engines, centrifuges, and generators. An aviation bearing allows parts that sit close together to rotate freely with significantly reduced friction. A thrust bearing facilitates rotation around a fixed shaft or axis. Different types of thrust bearings include ball thrust, roller thrust, fluid thrust, and magnetic thrust bearings. Different types of bearings are capable of handling different loads.

The ball thrust bearing balls sit between two grooved washers inside a ring and the balls are able to move. This type of thrust bearing is useful for small axial loads. The roller thrust bearing is similar to the ball thrust bearing, however, the bearings are rollers instead of balls and they can support larger loads. There are three types of roller thrust bearings: cylindrical, tapered, and spherical. The cylindrical rollers point to the bearing’s axis; they are inexpensive but wear faster than ball thrust bearings. The tapered rollers also point to the bearing’s axis and, when used in pairs, can support axial thrust in opposite directions and assist with the radial load; they are more expensive to make. The spherical rollers are circular and asymmetrical. They support combined axial and radial loads and permit performance when axes are misaligned.

Fluid thrust bearings, or hydrodynamic bearings, contain a pressurized fluid in place of ball or roller bearings. They have low friction and wear much slower than ball and roller thrust bearings. Different types of hydrodynamic bearings that are commonly used in industrial rotating machinery include: the flatland bearing, the tapered-land bearing, and the pivoted pad thrust bearing. The flatland bearing has a small load capacity and is commonly used as a bumper for momentary load reversal. The tapered-land bearing provides a higher load carrying capability. The pivoted pad thrust bearing has the highest load capacity out of the three and is capable of adjusting to changes in operating conditions. They are used in large turbines, generators, compressors, and gearboxes. They are also used in pumps in the power generation, oil, gas, and chemical industries.

Magnetic thrust bearings contain a magnetic field in place of physical bearings. They have low drag and accommodate high speeds. There are active magnetic bearings (AMB), passive magnetic bearings, electromagnetic (EM) biased magnetic bearings, permanent magnet (PM) biased magnetic bearings, radial magnetic bearings, axial magnetic bearings, and combination radial and axial magnetic bearings. The axial magnetic bearing, or thrust bearing, produce axial support for the shaft. Magnetic thrust bearings are used in electric meters, vacuum equipment, and heart pumps.

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Believe it or not, but one of the world’s largest commercial jets just got a bit bigger. Originally at a wingspan of about 213 feet, Boeing’s 777X is getting an upgrade to a whopping 235 feet. The longer wingspan is meant to increase takeoff ability, reduce thrust, and increase cruise altitudes, making the plane more efficient. But, the major downside to this extra-long wingspan, is that the aircraft will not be able to fit through the existing Boeing 777 gates. Because asking airports to build 777 gates with more clearance is impossible, Boeing made the last 12 feet of the wing tips foldable in order to fit through the gates. Additional locking pins and precautions will be used to ensure the wings don’t fold up during flight or unfold in the hangers. 

The body of the 777X is also the longest that Boeing has manufactured, measuring up to 252 feet long. It has a twin-engine which uses more fuel than a single engine. However, having a twin engine is beneficial in that if one engine gives out, it’s still possible to continue flying the plane until it is safe to land.

Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation, and Unique Aircraft Design have each designed an interior for the 777X. The options are essentially endless as there is a lot of space available in the cabin. The 777X is designed to seat 350 to 425 passengers.

Compared to their competitor, the Airbus A350-1000, the 777X has a larger cabin. It is about four inches wider because the thickness of the cabin wall has been reduced by two inches on either side. It also has larger windows--about 162 squared inches. It is also about 12% more fuel-efficient and costs about 10% less to operate. The first flight for the 777X is scheduled for later in 2019, so there’s quite a bit of buzz as new details are released. 

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When it comes to gaskets, using the right sealant to match the gasket and application is crucial and can even extend the life of a gasket. So, we’ve come up with a list of sealants that you should have on hand when working with an engine, transmission, differential, or minor repair.

  1. 1. Shellac is good for thin paper or cardboard gaskets mounted in low-temperature and/or low-pressure environments. It’s resistant to engine fluids, but not to many shop chemicals, so it’s commonly used for mounting thermostat, timing cover, or differential cover gaskets.
  2. 2. High Tack is a non-drying sealant used in similar applications to Shellac but can sustain temperatures of up to 500?. Because it is non-drying, it remains tacky and is resistant to kerosene, propane, and diesel fuels.
  3. 3. Form-a-gasket sealants are available in three forms, #1) fast-drying, fast-hardening; #2) slow-drying, non-hardening; and #3) brushable slow-drying, non-hardening. #1 is generally used for installing block expansion plugs, threaded connections, and to seal metal-to-metal flanges; #2 is used on cork and neoprene transmission pan gaskets; and #3 has the benefit of being brushable with various uses.
  4. 4. Copper gasket sealants are fast-drying and can help dissipate heat and promote even heat transfer between mating surfaces. They can also be used to fill small imperfections in metal surfaces. Because they can sustain up to 500?, they’re ideal for cylinder head and exhaust manifold gaskets.
  5. 5. Anaerobic sealants are designed to be used in applications where outside air is not available for the drying process. They’re good for side-of-the-road leak repairs, or places where there’s never been a gasket or a replacement is no longer available.
  6. 6. RTV Silicone sealants are good for up to 500?, 650?, and 750? based on the color. They’re effective sealants but can be used as a gasket themselves. There is also an “Ultra” RTV that is sensor-safe for newer electronic-controlled vehicle use.
  7. 7. Hylomar is a polyester urethane-based gasket compound able to sustain up to 500? without hardening or setting. Because it remains tacky, it makes repeated disassembly and reassembly easier. It can also replace a gasket.

At ASAP Aerospace, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we know the importance of a good sealant. So, as a premier supplier of aerospace and aviation parts and components, we made sure to stock the best gaskets parts and sealants at the most competitive prices. Just visit us at to get started. 

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As of June 2018, Textron Aviation has confirmed that production of the Cessna Citation X+ is coming to an end. The Citation X+ and its predecessor, the Citation X, which debuted in 1995, have enjoyed a more than 20 year run as one of the most sought after and luxurious private jets.

Nicknamed the “Lamborghini of the skies”, the Citation X, and eventually the Citation X+, has retained its crown as the fastest civilian aircraft in the world for the past two decades. However, it seems that headline grabbing speed is no longer enough to warrant continued manufacturing. When it comes to private jets, it seems that today’s consumers are far more interested in increased comfort and range than speed.

With room for 12 passengers but only a range of 3,500 nautical miles (nm), the Citation X+ has fallen behind its competitors such as the Bombardier Challenger 350 or the Embraer Legacy 650 which boasts a larger cabin and a range of 3,900 nm respectively. The Citation X+ found competition even within its own company with the Citation Longitude, a larger yet more agile jet that boasts a 12-passenger cabin one foot wider and four inches taller, and a range of 4,000 nm.

Unfortunately, the overlap of the Citation X+ and the Citation Longitude makes it difficult to justify the production of both. Manufacturers like Textron must make tough calls to survive in such a competitive market, especially since so many aerospace companies are constantly introducing more generous cabins and longer ranges. Still, fans can rejoice as the Citation X+ can still be enjoyed in the private jet charter market.

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Engines are the main power force behind powering a helicopter. The two most common helicopter engines on the market are the reciprocating engine and the turbine engine. Each engine has different properties that should be considered before owning or operating a helicopter.

The reciprocating engine also known as the piston engine is an engine typically used in small helicopters. A majority of training helicopters use this type of engine because it is easy to operate and is an inexpensive cost upfront and in repairs. The engine is powered by pistons that are connected to a crankshaft, once the pistons move up and down the crankshaft rotates. Power is created by the parts moving How Helicopter Engines operate back and forth internally. This engine is typically a labeled as a four-stroke engine as it operates on four different cycles to congruently produce power. The four-stroke cycle within the engine takes place a couple hundred times each minute and power are consistently being produced.

The turbine engine is a gas engine that is mounted on most larger helicopters. This engine is made up of a turbine, a compressor, a combustion chamber and an accessory gearbox assembly. Fuel is injected into the chamber and compressed, allowing for internal expansion, this expansion creates combustion gas. This gas forces the turbine wheels to turn to create power for the compressor and the gearbox. Once power is running, the combustion gas will be expelled through an exhaust outlet. The reciprocating engine and the turbine engine can both power a helicopter but, do so very differently.

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Superior Air Parts is a leader in procuring and distributing extra parts for the popular Lycoming and Continental engines. Their other pursuits include:

  • Manufacturing Vantage Engines
  • Manufacturing XP-Series Engines

Recently the company has chosen to bump up their product offers by delving into the world of cylinders and choosing to offer their customers Continental ready 0-170/A65 cylinders. This statement was given earlier in the year by Superior Air Parts head of their Sales, as well as their Marketing, department.

These new cylinders are fresh from the factory and come with a manufacture stamp of approval. While this cylinder did fall out of production there was enough pressure put on the manufacturer to force the cylinder back into production. The main customer for these cylinders are re-builders who are starting to restore classic planes who go to work on their cylinders and find that they are too far gone to fix. The need for new cylinders was so great that they have bound to re-hit the market.

The set that Superior Air Parts sell provides the customer with everything they could need to produce four, fully functioning, brand new cylinders. This kit hit the market at $5,895 to a hungry audience willing to shell out whatever money it took to get their hands on parts they had been hunting for, for months. The resurgence of these cores shows that if something has a high enough demand there is always a chance it could be brought back.

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Established in 1917 by Robert Hartzell, Hartzell Propeller is a global leader manufacturer of composite and aluminum propellers for certified, homebuilt and ultralight aircraft. Piqua, Ohio is the location of its headquarters.

On the other hand, Raisbeck Engineering is a supplier of aircraft adjustments for business and commercial aircraft. Their main goal is to improve passenger comfort and to convey better performance solutions.

On 24th July, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Hartzell Propeller and Raisbeck Engineering are working together on a new structural compound swept blade props for the Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop. At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, Hartzell Propeller’s exhibit will present a King Air 350 altered by Raisbeck Engineering with Hartzell’s latest structural compound over 250 cm diameter lightweight five – blade propellers.

The airplane will be exposed at Hartzell’s Booth 296-297 in the Main Aircraft Display Area during EAA Airventure july 24th through July 30th. Hartzell was the designer and manufacturer of the King Air propellers, while Raisbeck ran the flight tests for the STC, which is awaited soon.

JJ Frigge, Hartzell’s Propeller Executive Vice President said “By taking advantage of the aerodynamic effect of blade sweep, the strength of lightweight structural composites and robotic manufacturing technologies, Raisbeck and Hartzell have greatly improved performance across the board in all flight phases.”

The five blade swept propellers substitute the typical Hartzell four blade aluminum blade propellers. Furthermore, the vice President of Sales and Marketing, Lynn Thomas also added : “This lighter prop provides improved single-engine climb performance, unlimited life blades, increased takeoff acceleration, and is quieter. We are already receiving widespread interest from King Air 350 owners and operators in this high performance aftermarket modification.”

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Airbus Helicopters leading provider of helicopters recently delivered their first Tiger retrofitted into the HAD version to the French Army Aviation. This took place after the manufacturing company completed the formal acceptance process with France’s Defense Procurement Agency.

This new retrofit that is upgraded from the HAP to the HAD version includes the performance of more than 100 airframe modifications. This also includes the installation of more than 1500 new parts and over 250 electrical cables. In comparison to the older HAP version, the HAD Tiger has an advantage from the increase in maximum take-off weight, or the MTOW. It is also furnished with 2 new intensified MTR 390 E engines along with a new STRIX roof mounted sight system. This is completed with a laser designator that permits the Hellfire 2 air-to-ground missile to be launched.

This revamped retrofit is the first out of thirty six from HAP to HAD that has been ordered by France’s ministry of defense. Airbus Helicopter has created a new industrial organization for the new Tiger retrofit program. The manufacturing company combined both teams from its Military Support Center in France and their Tiger serial production Final Assembly Line.

The French Army Aviation Command believes the retrofit is a big priority for the French Army, and they will allow for them to have an improved weapon system. They praised the first HAD Tigers that have been “combat-proven” since 2014 and have showcased a wide range of capabilities.

Alexnadira Cros, the head of government affairs for France at Airbus Helicopters claims that they are very happy to have achieved their first delivery in alignment with the specifications of their customers. Cross states that the Tiger retrofit program will give France more capabilities in order to play out their demanding operational missions.

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SmartSky Networks has set plans to introduce its 4G LTE connectivity service for in-flights. They will be servicing this connectivity for their business jet operators around the United States starting in mid-2018. Once this connectivity is fully operational, SmartSky Networks will be the first provider that uses proprietary beam-forming technology in a network that is air-to-ground.

The company, which is based in North Carolina, describes this new network as an ecosystem that is open and possessing sixty MHz of unlicensed spectrum along with the 4G beam forming technology that transports a signal. This signal latches onto an aircraft to supply unrestricted access to the internet.

The company, Avionics, was one of the first to encounter the new technology at an event in Florida. This area of the United States accommodates one out of several of the network provider’s sites used for demonstration. New York City and Lincoln, Nebraska are a few of the additional areas. The company’s “evolved packet cores” have already been fixed and are operational in areas like San Jose.

Another demonstration that was similar in idea was given to a few different “early bird” installation partners (such as Duncan Aviation and Bombardier) last October. This new technology will not be tangible for mainstream among operators until the official target launch in mid-2018. This will be possible when the supplemental type certificates are obtainable. SmartSky emphasized that over 40 business aircrafts have applied for the STC processes and that they are underway.

SmartSky boasts that the service is able to provide ten times faster speeds and up to twenty times the bandwidth in comparison to other services in the market. Although the 4G LTE service will only be available for business jets, SmartSky has the goal of developing this network for commercial flights in the near future.

As experienced by users, the network connectivity has shown to supply and support the use of Wi-Fi activities seamlessly on all devices without the need of a special application. Users can easily connect to the network just like they would on land. Once they are connected and well above 10,000 feet, users have access to virtual private networks, and can send emails, texts and calls.

ASAP Aerospace was created on the requirements of ASAP Semiconductor’s current customers. There is no other website that serves the aviation and aerospace industry by supplying parts like business aircraft parts as well and avionic parts and components. This website is a customized tool that allows for customers like government contractors, the US Armed Forces, private operators and more to find a purchasing solution for their needs.

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Ametek MRO Muirhead Avionics now has the full capability to bench check, repair, and overhaul the Honeywell RTA-4B. Muirhead Avionics is an OEM-approved overhaul and repair station with services for flight data and cockpit instrumentation for civil and military aircraft.

The RTA-4B is the solid-state radar receiver and transmitter used in the RDR-4B Forward Looking Windshear Detection Radar System. It is capable of processing doppler radar pulses used to detect turbulence, wind shear, weather, and terrain, which allows flight crews using the RDR-4B system to receive advance warnings of wind conditions and both visual and audio wind shear warnings, which are issued 10 to 60 seconds before encounter. The radar automatically turns on when a wind shear event is detected, and the system alerts the crew. The RTA-4B also contains the circuits necessary to interface to the aircraft’s attitude reference for antenna stabilization, system integrity, self-testing, and fault memory.

The Honeywell RDR-4B is the newest version of the RDR-4A, adding wind shear processor and detection capabilities. In 1994, it was the first predictive wind shear system to be certified for commercial airline operation. Wind shear is a microscale meteorological phenomenon occurring over a very small distance, but has been a sole or contributing cause of many aircraft accidents. It can be caused by the transition from offshore to onshore, weather fronts, thermal wind, planetary boundary layer, and severe weather conditions such as thunderstorms. Between 1964 and 1985, wind shear directly caused or contributed to 26 major civil transport aircraft accidents in the U.S., leading to 620 deaths and 200 injuries. Effectively, the inclusion of wind shear detection is a huge advancement in safety technology.

As a result, MRO services for the RTA-4B is necessary and significant, being a viable and important addition to the MRO capability of Ametek MRO Muirhead Avionics.

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Boeing and Nasa have teamed up to make flying safer for all future generations. Between 2001 and 2010 there were seventeen deadly crashes that came as a direct result of pilots no longer being able to see their surroundings and having to navigate their aircrafts with just the instruments on their dashboards. The Space Act was created between NASA and Boeing to help combat this issue in the future.

The two companies are combining forces to create a flight training course that keeps safety as the top priority. With Boeings 787 simulators and NASA’s artificial vision expertise, the two have merged their talents into a simulation experience that can bring a sense of safety to future young pilots.

As the years go on, pilots are getting younger and younger and entering the field with less practice in the field. Having a simulation, like the one that NASA and Boeing are working on, allows those young pilots to feel comfortable once they’ve entered the sky. A few pilots are set to test out the new rig to see how to handle scary situations when they do arise. Some test flights have been occurring in Miami and by some pilots from Colombia’s Avianca Airlines.

By placing a handful of pilots out to test all the new equipment early, Boeing and NASA, are able to gather hands on information from pilots, which allows the companies to know what features are working and should be programed into feature aircrafts, and which features just aren’t making the cut. A few of the features that NASA is looking to flush out are how big the displays should be, what colors work best and optimal grid orientations work.

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On November 9th, 2017, Boeing and CDB Aviation came to an agreement on how many new 737 Max’s and 787 Dreamliner Boeing aircrafts CDB would be purchasing. The total came out to forty-two 737 Max 8s, ten 737 Max 10s, and eight 787 Dreamliner’s. This made their grand total $7.4 billion dollars as per the present item price, which was announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show, which takes place at Parc des Expositions Paris-le-Bourget.

CDB is one of Chinas premier aircraft leasing agencies, they boast a collection of over 100 of the most sought-after aircrafts currently on the market. By adding the 737 Max and the 787 Dreamliner’s to their fleet they are able to offer their customers access to some of the worlds most cutting-edge Boeing aircrafts.

According to Boeing, their new 737 Max aircrafts are the quickest planes to fly off their shelves with over 4,000 orders coming in from over ninety customers across the globe. The 737 Dreamliner, specifically, is the quickest selling two aisle aircraft in history and has safely delivered over two-hundred million individuals all over the world.

CDB Aviation
CDB Aviation is an Irish owned branch of the China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co. CDB is underneath the State Council of China and is the biggest developmental business institution on earth. China Development Bank is also the biggest Chinese bank for all foreign investments as well as lending on a long-term basis. They are the only Chinese branch to have their foot in the aviation world as well. This gives them an edge that other branches just don’t have.

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Aircrafts are a combination of a lot of unique heavy-duty parts and assemblies brought together to create a flyable mechanism. Not all pilots are mechanics and therefore do not know or understand the complexity of aircraft cylinders.  Knowing what Is under the hood of the aircraft upon flying it gives the pilot a better feel of awareness if a malfunction were to happen.

Many assumptions are often made that cylinders are much like automobile engines but turns out to be a false statement. Although they may carry many similarities they cannot be approached the same in terms of repairs. 

The movement of the intake is triggered by fuel and air as they travel through an intake valve and into the cylinder. This step causes for what is known as the crank shaft to rotate simultaneously with the compressions stroke.

Followed by that is the ignition of the spark plugs the compressed fuel air mixture allows for a burn to take place. The burn allows for an expansion and causing the crankshaft over to repeat the process to accelerate.

The cylinders are reliable and built for durability as appose to car engines. With aircrafts being around for quite sometimes mechanics have been able to figure out the most common errors that aircrafts obtain of the time being used.  

As per an official of mentions that today’s generation of mechanics do not have much to do compared to mechanics in previous eras.  The new type of lubricants used in in current airplanes creates a better coat and helps reduce temperatures within the operating components.

Horse power is also a huge concept when trying to modify engines to increase horse power. Along with the amazing amount of torque it adds to the aircraft, it has cons also . “This increase of power can increase the sea level rated power but this also limits the full power at lower altitudes due to engine temperature limitations.”

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Avionics Magazine has created a top 10 lists for latest innovations that have been started to revolutionize the aerospace industry in the following years.

(1)    The barriers to be able to travel to airspace are slowly being decreased by the FAA as their goal is to be able to put aircrafts into the oceanic airspace sooner than possible. They plan to do this by placing a ADS-B satellite that can detect the location of the aircraft while in space.

(2)    The Electric Hybrid Aircraft is a innovation within its self the being optimized with Airbus’ “E-Fan “technology. The aircraft is being able to prove that the future of aircrafts can be converted to electric hybrid propulsion aircraft technology.

(3)    The Autonomous taxi was one step closer to a self-flying aircraft. The features that it would require would be visual sensors, the aircrafts data, ADS-B information, and the Traffic Collusion Avoidance System (TCAS)

(4)    Currently under development by Lockheed’s Martins “Skunk Works division” belonging to The Air force have finalized a prototype of the F-16 aircraft. The F-16 would be unmanned combat aircraft that’s primary missions are air-to -ground tasks.

(5)    The enhancement of air to ground communication would be bettered by the completion of the Internet protocol Suite.

(6)    The New innovative (IPv6) would allow more internet users along with the upgraded and lengthen IPv6 addresses to be increased to 128 bits long.

(7)    Well underway under development of Honeywell, the creation of a “predictive software and cockpit display technology “ is to transform the way aircrafts fly faster than the speed of sound.

(8)   Airborne Wireless Network believe to use already aired aircraft as communications devices and have already been granted the experimental operation certification to go forth with the project.

(9)    Honeywell hopes in time to provide flight controls with solely human brain waves wearing a censored head gear.

(10)Aurora Flight Sciences is a company that is participating in a prototype that has placed a robot in the cockpit. Slowly replacing the manned aircrafts to the unmanned would be the ultimate goal for this project.

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Iridium Communications Inc is located in McLean, Virginia and it is the operator of 66 active satellites used for worldwide voice and data and the only company that offers coverage. Matt Desch, Iridium CEO provided updates on Aireon’s place : the pilots and flights operations department will have speedier cockpit connections due to ADS-B service and new L-band airplane terminals.

Certus, Iridium’s multi-service communications platform, is intended to allow connectivity to numerous industries, mostly maritime and aviation operators. Commercial airliners and general aviation will benefit from this decision with lower cost hardware for fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

Sailor 4300 has been already launched for maritime operators by Cobham Sarcom as the first Iridium Certus connected terminal. Moreover, in 2016 at National Business Aviation Association, Thales launched FlyLink connected cockpit and crew operational satellite. Mat Desch, CEO of Certus, explained how their focused will be more on the cockpit and operational services contrary to the cabin. He also added that the speed will improve as well with new software and satellites as they become available.

The terminals will be able to operate both on its existing satellites and the next constellation with a speed varying between 128 kbps and 350 kbps. Eventually the speed will reach 700 kbps and ultimately 1.4 mbps featuring the advantages of the new satellites.

Commercial airliner market will benefit of the higher speed connections while the lower speed will be available for general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

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Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and it is a manufacturer of advanced specialty materials and complex components. The company breaks down into two segments : High Performance Materials and Components which includes nickel and titanium based alloys/ superalloys and Flat Rolled Products which includes titanium, specialty, duplex and nickel alloys, strip and grain-oriented electrical steel. On the other hand, Pratt & Whitney is a aerospace manufacturer, a subsidiary of United Technologies (UTC). The engine powers more than a quarter of the world’s mainline passenger fleet. Recently, divulged plans to increase isothermal forging capacity, which is part of nearly $386-million capital investment in Columbus, GA. Therefore, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated and Pratt & Whitney have entered a new long-term purchase agreement to provide diverse jet engine parts.

Under the established conditions, ATI will supply isothermal forgings and nickel-based powder alloys for Pratt & Whitney’s new PurePower Geared Turbofan engine. The agreement was concluded between P&W’s principal, United Technologies and ATI last year. The LTPA will start operating this year and will continue during the complete engine program. From 2017 to 2030, the LTPA is anticipated to produce revenue in excess of $1 billion.

“Through this agreement, ATI significantly increases its content on the GTF engine as well as on the P&W F135 engine for the Joint Strike Fighter program,” said Rich Harshman, ATI’s chairman, president and CEO. “We believe this LTPA recognizes our leading technologies, broad manufacturing capabilities and operating reliability within the jet-engine supply chain made possible by ATI’s integrated capabilities from nickel-based alloy powders through isothermal forgings to machined parts.”

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