Since the advent of aviation, a great number of aircraft engine types have come about to achieve heavier-than-air flight. With types such as the turboprop engine, radial engine, and other combustion engines all common to aviation, a variety of aircraft with varying applications and designs may be accommodated for. The radial engine in particular is one of the oldest forms of aircraft engines, and it can still be found on a number of models to this day. Due to its importance and continued use for general aviation, understanding the radial engine’s functionality and make-up can assist in the operation and maintenance of such engines.


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The role of an aircraft fuel system is to store fuel and supply it to the engines and auxiliary power unit. Aviation fuel is converted into heat energy and subsequently kinetic energy in the engine to power an aircraft. All engine-powered aircraft must have a fuel system onboard, the basic requirement of which is to provide a continuous flow of uncontaminated fuel to the engines at a pressure and flow rate to sustain operation at any attitude. The aircraft fuel system is not a single system, but rather a collection of various subsystems. The exact configuration varies from aircraft to aircraft, but the basic principles remain the same. 


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A pneumatic system is a power transmission system that uses compressed air as a working fluid similar to the way hydraulic systems use liquids. Hydraulic systems are more popular, but there are many advantages to using its pneumatic counterpart to transmit power. The principles in using air are the same as those in using hydraulic fluids, but the results are quite different.


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Though both are aviation giants, the civil aviation jet and classic commercial airplane are two distinctly different mechanisms. Commercial airplanes, for one obvious note, can transport fifty or more passengers to a destination while a civil aviation jet, like a helicopter, can transport only a limited amount. Having access to a civil aviation jet is somewhat like having your own personal jet. Many wealthy clients certainly do own their own private line, but the fact is that you do not necessarily need to be in this clientele if you desire to try your experience on a civil aviation jet. There are many airliners and services that offer this advantage. The key is in knowing which line best suits your traveling needs. Both have their pros and cons, but some flight aficionados are more partial to one, Read about the difference, as well as some facts, advantages and disadvantages of both in this article below.


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The Cessna 400, also known as the Cessna TTx, is a civil personal transportation aircraft that was manufactured by Columbia Aircraft and Cessna over the years between 2004 and 2018. The Cessna 400 was initially the Columbia 400 while it was manufactured by Columbia Aircraft. In 2009, however, Columbia Aircraft was acquired by Cessna, and the Columbia 400 was renamed the Cessna 400 later in 2013. The Cessna 400 was modeled from the Columbia 300, bringing a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit alongside other system and structural improvements. For optional systems, the Cessna 400 may be outfitted with an ice protection system and wing speedbrakes.


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If you have been searching for parts and components for the Cessna 350 Corvalis, ASAP Semiconductor is your one-stop-shop. The Cessna 350 Corvalis, originally known as the Columbia 350 under Columbia Aircraft, is a personal aircraft that was manufactured over the years between 2000 and 2010. The Cessna 350 actually serves as a variant of the Columbia 300, and with it came a more powerful power plant, Garmin G1000 glass cockpit, and more. While the aircraft was originally only called the Cessna 350, Cessna later gave the Corvalis marketing name in 2009 in reference to the town of Corvallis, Oregon which was located near the Cessna plant where the aircraft was produced.


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The Boom XB-1 Baby Boom is a supersonic technology demonstrator aircraft that is under the development of Boom Technology. As a technology demonstrator, the XB-1 is a one-third-scale prototype of the Boom Overture supersonic transport airliner that is also currently under development. For the XB-1, Boom Technology claims that the aircraft will be capable of sustaining Mach 2.2 speeds for a travel range of 1,000 nautical miles. To achieve this, the XB-1 is to utilize three 4,300 pound-force General Electric CJ610s for its engine configuration. Currently, the XB-1 Baby Boom is slated to have its first flight in 2020.


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The Bombardier CSeries CS100, now called the A220-100, is a narrow-body jet airliner that was designed by Bombardier Aerospace and is currently under production by the manufacturer Airbus Canada Limited Partnership. Airbus Canada Limited Partnership is a joint venture, composed of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus and investment company Investissement Québec. Since 2012, around 113 units have been produced and are under the service of entities such as Korean Air, Swiss International Air Lines, and Delta Air Lines. While development of the CSeries aircraft began in the early 2000’s to compete with other airline models, the rights to the aircraft were sold to Airbus in 2016 with the financial help of Investissement Québec.


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At ASAP Semiconductor, we can help you source the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III parts and components that you need with ease. The C-17 Globemaster III is a strategic and tactical airlift that was designed and manufactured by McDonnel Douglas and later Boeing after their 1997 merger. Produced over the years between 1991 and 2015, over 270 units of the C-17 Globemaster III have been built and are currently under the service of entities such as the United States Air Force, Indian Air Force, Royal Air Force, and other operators. The C-17 Globemaster III came about as a new aircraft development based off of the McDonnell Douglas YC-15. As compared to the YC-15, the Globemaster III features increased size, swept wings, and improved engines.


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The Sikorsky X2 is an experimental compound helicopter, designed and developed by Sikorsky Aircraft. The project began as a gathering of designs from various predecessor projects, aiming at achieving a high speed coaxial helicopter. In 2008, the X2 conducted its maiden flight, operating at Schweizer Aircraft’s New York facility. By 2009, the rotorcraft had achieved a fully engaged propeller flight, and phase three of testing was later finished in 2010. After conducting over 22 hours of flight across 23 test flights, the X2 was retired. Since then, the prototype has been developed into the Sikorsky S-97 Raider which serves as a high-speed scout and attack helicopter.


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