Airbus Helicopters are the helicopter manufacturing division of Airbus group. It is one of the largest in terms of revenues and helicopter deliveries. They recently have announced their new modification by securing the Europeans Aviation Safety agency verification. Airbus helicopters has come up with a new Helionix equipped H135 light twin. This verification is for the new Helionix equipped H135 light twin. This modification has a lot of benefits. It includes a four-axis autopilot, where is it can be found in the airframes H145 medium twin. The head of the H135 programme Axel Humpert mentions that

The certification of the H135 with Helionix marks another milestone in the permanent evolution of this helicopter.

The EASA approve this new production which is a big accomplishment. It is a European Aviation safety agency. They offer a lot of services such as air traffic management, aircraft products, international cooperation general aviation, safety management and promotion, civil drones. They are one of the top. This is interesting because it Is an improvement to the current good quality Helicopter they already have. Airbus helicopters are always seeking to see what is the best and they always manage to figure out what is best.

Dobak, a Norway-based launch customers will get the first delivery of Helionic-equipped H135. The projected date to be delivered is early next year which is soon from now. This ables the UK armed forces to provide training. They will be the first US military customer.

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Some people claim that the more technologically advanced we get the more our lives get more comfortable, safe and reliable. Man first created airplanes without any computers or tools to help the person who is operating the airplane to fly or navigate the airplane. The most reliable instrument that was used was probably the compass. Without a compass the pilot cannot determine exactly his or her direction. Moving forward few decades; when you walk into an airplane cockpit now you will be lost in the amount of technological advances that we have arrived at today. We are able to take over the sky with our non-stop flights that are happening 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Pilots can use exact throttle force to take the airplane smoothly off the ground, landing gears are built to create the most comfortable and safe landings that man has ever seen. Radars are available to clear the route an airplane is flying at to avoid any accidents with another plane. Heating and cooling system to keep us comfortable in our seats, pressure systems to keep us comfortable at different altitudes.

Weather information to pilot is an important aspect that the pilot has to keep an eye on especially when flying, because weather can change dramatically fast, there is a lot of regulations when it comes to FAA on weather condition. Advanced cockpit technologies regarding the weather can be looked at by pilots as either a blessing or a curse due to the amount of technological advances in the sense of it being overwhelming. Obviously helping the pilots is the intent with this kind of equipment and that is why there are educational sessions offered by NBAA-BACE called “Advanced Avionics Weather Information.”


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Every airport main goals are to consolidate the defense and space sites to be able to improve the operating efficiency. For example in Los Angeles County is going to be more efficient and better for customers and is planning to increase employer airports main goals are to consolidate the defense and space sites to be able to improve the operating efficiency. For example in Los Angeles County is going to be more efficient and better for customers and is planning to increase employment for people. also, places like Elsegundo, long Beach, Seal Beach, St Luis, Hunts`ville are all gaining job and are all excited to announce that they are going to be hiring more people because it will help their reputation and will help people realize that they are a good airline.

In order to push ourselves farther and win more business, we need to make the most of our resources and talent
said Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Defense, Space & Security.
These steps will help us be a stronger partner for our customers worldwide.

By 2020 they are expecting to reduce facility spaces drastically. They are agreeing to reduce the facility space by 4.5 million square feet.

Making better use of our facilities will enhance efficiency and promote greater collaboration
Caret said.
This will help drive our global growth in Boeing’s second century.

This is all important because with the expansion and with the increase in jobs in many cities, they will be able to offer the best service by Boeing defenses. They will be able to grow as a company and will help solve many of the problems that are at stake these days that face the Boeing industry. Boeing global operation group is the solution for a lot of the airports.

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The United Kingdom government in hope of expanding the economy and ending the capacity shortage at one of the world’s busiest runways are deciding to expand the International Heathrow Airport with an extra runway. This will allow planes to come in and go faster than the rate they are at now. London Heathrow airport is considered one of the busiest airports in the world and deserves to have a large enough capacity. This investment is a promise to the United Kingdom that there will be a plan for the future in terms of economy and international tourism and trades.

UK approves Heathrow Airport Runway means that the United Kingdom is looking forward towards the future of the country’s economy and taking care of its people by creating more money and potential jobs. This project is estimated to generate about £61 billion and create about 80,000 new jobs over the next 2 decades. At the same time, the airport alone is going to generate over 5,000 new jobs in those two decades.

There has been some opposition to the third runway proposal and that people are worried from the noise and that there will be a lack of insulation towards that. Grayling has decided that they will conduct a full public discussion for people to discuss any issues that may arise from this project. This can help the proposal to proceed faster and without any opposition. The government has already discussed some terms with London Heathrow airport that there will be some restrictions on flight times and there might be a runway shutoff time during the late hours of the night. On top of that, the airport has proposed in providing funds for home insulations against noise from the new runway.


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NASA has begun testing their latest (UAS) unmanned aircraft system also known as drones. The UAS has been undergoing various test to be able be conducted far beyond the naked eye and adopted into the National Airspace system (NAS). The test became a part of research for NASA’s UAS traffic management and conducted by NASAs Safe Autonomous System Operation manager Parimal Kopardekar. The sole cause of the test formally known as the “out of sight “tests where to figure out and fix problems the drone might have once it is being conducted out of range of sight all while not endangering other aircrafts.

Two drones were placed at different altitudes and sights of their conductors all in the same airspace and attempted to go about a course unharmed. While the testing proceeded NASA and team had the supervision of the NASAs UTM program. This platform could obtain information of the UAS such as location and the distance to another aircraft (manned or unmanned) alongside any other possible hazard in the area.

One of the main contribution to the success of the drone was the UTM Technical Capability Level 2 (TCL2). This system was set up by equipping areal drone-tracking systems to the research platform, providing alerts for approaching drones and piloted aircraft (live or simulated), as well as providing information about weather and other hazards.”

Many of the tests went primarily well except for some applications that have been ceased by the FAA to be placed the drones due to lack of vision of the operator at long distances.

A variation of test has been planned all to be able to see the drones progress throughout the testing stages. Well on its way for the drone to be able to be flown in the everyday streets for various usage such as news gathering and package delivery, and will offer large-scale contingency mitigation.

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Airbus Helicopters is working with the Mexican Navy. The Mexican Navy just received the first of ten AS565 MBe Panther helicopters. They are the first customer to receive this in history. They have been waiting and wanting it for a long time. They are going to have a lot of uses to this that will help the Mexican Navy. They are the first in the world to receive this new version. Many countries wanted it but Mexico paid for it in advance. They are still going to receive 3 unites before the end of the year and then they are going to receive the remaining six by 2018. Mexico Navy gave a lot of plans for these Helicopters. They really are going to take advantage of them and use them for good causes and reasoning. They’re going to take full advantage and use them to an extent. They will perform a range of missions including “search and rescue(SAR), disaster relief transportation and evacuation, drug enforcement and coastal protection”.

This new Helicopter provides more value. Because this Helicopter is equipped with two Saffron Ariel 2N engines that gives it the ability to better its performance in hot and high conditions. And because it produces a top speed 278 km/h it is proven to be more valuable to operators. It is more powerful and more efficient. This is all so a good Helicopter because it is more cost efficient. Mexico is actually saving money for using this Helicopter, even though it is costly now, but since they are the only ones that own it is allot more cost efficient. Especially for long term.

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Lockheed Martin, a leader in aerospace technology systems has just been awarded funds for a contract to design two new satellites for the United States Air Force. These will be the 9th and 10th Global Positioning System III satellites in the GPS III constellation. The $395 million endowment will fund the entire production of the two space vehicles, as well as the manufacturing of long-lead parts.

These modern satellites equipped with new technologies are planned to work more efficiently than any other satellites in orbit today. They are expected to last approximately 15 more years that average space crafts. They are also manufactured to have 3 times the accuracy and deliver anti-jamming capabilities up to 8 times better than current models. The L1C civil signal incorporated in the new GPS III will allow it to be shared with other international Global Navigation Satellite Systems in orbit, the first in its class with this ability.

The other 8 GPS III satellites have already been contracted at other Lockheed Martin’s Processing Facilities in the country. The GPS III V01 is down to its final testing. The second satellite, GPS III V02 is awaiting final installations. The rest of Lockheed Martin’s Navigation Systems satellites are still in the process of construction.

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NASA has brought a lot of technological advances with regard to aerospace and aviation, and they continue to strive to develop faster X-planes, futuristic aircraft concept including Boeing BWB. Some of these concepts are being tested on constantly and they have already started testing some of the new coming concepts. For example, NASA has been testing a scale model of the Boeing BWB in their Foot Subsonc Tunnel at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton Virginia. The principal of NASA’s Langley research Center is happy to announce the return of these type models back in their wind tunnel for testing. He mentions how these opportunities gives them the chance to work on more concepts for the future and come up with better ideas. X-planes are planes where the wings are merged with the body unlike the regular planes with a tube and the wings are sticking out from the sides. Also X-planes lack the regular tail that a conventional plane would have.

These plane models were put through both of NASA’s wind tunnels in order to include them in NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation program. The first tunnel is a 14 by 22 foot tunnel and the second tunnel is 40 by 80 foot wind tunnel. The first tunnel is found in NASA’s Langley Research Center and the second tunnel is at NASA’s Ames Research Center. These programs were conducted to bring new concepts for developing environmentally responsible and improve fuel efficiencies. NASA will use a technique known as Particle Imagery Velocimetry (PIV) that will combine smoke and laser light that will shine on the surface of the airplane models in order to show the airflow over the model. NASA mentioned that they have not used PIV techniques on previous models, this time it will give them more edge.

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On August 21st 2016, Rich Smith wrote an article for The Motley fool talking about how SpaceX was able to secure a second manned spaceflight mission. NASA has asked Boeing and SpaceX to run a mission called the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability. The Commercial Crew Transpiration Capability mission is to transport US astronauts from Earth to the International Space Station and back.

Here was the criteria that NASA used in judging this:

“Conduct ‘at least one crewed flight test per company with at least one NASA astronaut aboard to verify the fully integrated rocket and spacecraft system can launch, maneuver in orbit, and dock to the space station.’

Prove that all systems aboard its respective spacecraft ‘perform as expected.’

‘Once each company's test program has been completed successfully and its system achieves NASA certification, each contractor will conduct at least two, and as many as six, crewed missions to the space station.’”

Although Boeing and SpaceX were given the same exact mission, the two companies got very different type of compensation for their efforts. NASA promised to pay Boeing around $4 billion whereas SpaceX only was given a compensation of $2 billion.

SpaceX was founded in June 2002 by Elon Musk. The company’s headquarters is located in Hawthorne, California. The company employs over 5000 people. SpaceX is American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services. SpaceX is famous for their products: Falcon 9 and the Dragon. Elon Musk was the former PayPal CEO and currently the CEO of Tesla Motors.

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We’ve reached an era where technology leads the world. Today’s technological capabilities have reached a point where we are able to send satellites to space very easily and enhance the activities that the satellite can function at while orbiting the earth in outer space. A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket was launched in July out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The information given by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has not been clear about the activities of the satellite but they only have mentioned and according to the ULA that the satellite has been designed or engineered for the support of national defense.

The Satellite has been launched at 8:37 a.m. EDT (GMT-4) and the event was recorded by the United Launch Alliance (ULA) and it has been aired on television with some commentary. After 5 minutes of air time, the live feed was cut off with no additional information. There are speculations that the satellite is going to be used as an American spy satellite for the national security of the country. This was not the first launch for the National Reconnaissance Office, apparently the Atlas 5 is the sixty forth successful launch since the year 2002. This time though the trajectory of the satellite was predicting that the satellite is going to be orbiting at a distance near the orbits of communication relay stations.

A view of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was clearly seen by a camera that was assembled on the Atlas 5, the rocket was set off by Atlas 5’s Russian built RD-181 first stage engine which thrusted the American Spy Satellite at approximately 800,000 pounds of force.

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The World Largest Aircraft, the Airlander 10 has been approved to be airborne once more. An Aircraft first developed for the US Army’s North Grumman-led Long Endurance, multi intelligence vehicle contract by a company in the UK named Hybrid Air shut down their production due to lack of funds. It is approximately 92m (302ft) long in length, and has seen to have traveled 5000 ft. in altitude. Being able to travel a 5nm radius going 35kt (40.2773 MPH) on its most recent test run. The purpose for such aircraft is for surveillance, communications and passengers able to be aired for approximately 5 days with a pilot on board . Its reinstating test run was held in Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire at around 19:45 and arriving at 20:00 before sundown on August 17th. The Aircraft alone has set to be worth up to £25m (32,986,250 US dollars).

Per their test run of the aircraft, it resulted in passing all its tests which included safe launch, during flight, and landing properly allowing it to become qualified to be able to be airborne once more. The aircraft Chief pilot David Burns, stated

It was a privilege to be able to conduct the aircraft more so a fantasy, concluding with it flew like a dream.

HAV has reached out to the UK government to pitch the reinstatement of the Airlander 10. Along with the UK government they are also interested in other investors or raising their equity through high net worth individuals to help fund and keep their programme going. The HAV launched their campaign to reinstate their program close to last May.


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The Boeing Company announced today that they have reached an agreement with Embraer to collaborate on the KC-390 Program. The terms under this agreement stipulates that Embraer and Boeing will share specific technical knowledge between the two in order to evaluate the market and identify areas in which they can join their sales effort for more medium-lift military transport opportunities.

President and CEO of Embraer Defesa e Segurança, Luiz Carlos Aguilar concedes that

Boeing has the advantage with their extensive experience in military transport and air refueling aircraft but also in part due to their deep knowledge of potential markets for the KC-390, some of which were even being overlooked and not considered as a part of Embraer’s original marketing plan

As part of a broader agreement signed in April between Boeing and Embraer, The KC-390 collaboration was previously announced as an exploratory way for the two companies to cooperate and share expertise in “commercial airplane efficiency and safety, research and technology, and sustainable aviation biofuels.” To facilitate that, Embraer and Boeing will conduct joint market assessment as well as fully analyze/integrate business collaboration models for the medium-lift military transport market. This assessment will include potential customers that had not been previously considered in the initial market prospects for the KC-390 Program.

President and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security Division, Dennis Muilenburg believes that this collaboration is a perfect match made in heaven in terms of how it marries the two companies strengths such as Boeing's proven excellence in military transport with Embraer's KC-390 accomplishments in order to further advance the medium-lift aircraft all the while staying true to the values of hard work in order to provide high-quality, affordable customer solutions.

The KC-390 is the largest aircraft to be manufactured by the Brazilian aerospace industry and was signed as a development contract back in April 2009. Boeing has also had an incredibly strong and enduring partnership with Brazil for the past 80 years with the first F4B-4 fighters delivered to the Brazilian government back in 1932.

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Airbus Group SE reports that they are nearing the final stages of securing a monumental order for up to 100 jetliners from AirAsia Bhd. Sources close to the ground level have all but confirmed that this deal is imminent and is just a matter of getting a few more additional commitments from AirAsia who is their biggest single-aisle aircraft customer.

The deal could be announced as early as tomorrow at the Farnborough Air Show according sources who elected to remain unnamed due to the sensitive nature of the negotiations but it is almost a certainty given the amounts of undisclosed sources basically confirming the same details. Details have leaked that the purchase would likely involve the A321neo narrow-body aircraft which is listed at $125.7 million each with the caveat that buyers typically can further negotiate discounts especially for deals of this magnitude.

The Asian low-cost carrier has plans to utilize the narrow-body planes to provide stepped-up service to India. Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Group already has 304 single-aisle aircraft and 76 twin-aisle jets on order from the European plane maker as part of a plan to build a pan-Asian budget airline that is looking to capitalize on the surge of air travel happening across the continent. For their part and keeping with the tight-lipped nature of all parties involved in the deal, Sepang and Airbus has remained mum. The surge in air travel has spurred Asian budget carriers to purchase hundreds of jets from Airbus Group and rival Boeing in an attempt to satiate ever-growing demands.

Back in 2013, PT Lion Mentari Airlines ordered 234 planes from Airbus which was just the second time in history the carrier has purchased more than 200 aircraft. Just this past year the Indian budget airline IndiGo announced their commitment to purchase 250 Airbus planes. It’s a matter of when not if but the moment AirAsia’s potential purchase is formalized it will rank as the biggest news and one of the biggest orders to come out of the UK Farnborough International Airshow. For now the devil is in the details and we will just have to await the finalization of this monumental order.

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Bird Aerosystems has specialized in the manufacturing of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) for different customers around the world, including NATO forces, the United Nations, and the United States Government. The firm has just released the newest version of the Airborne Missile Protection System that will be used on the multi-purpose MI-8 Helicopters for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Ground-to-air missiles, otherwise known as MANPADS have become a growing threat for both military and civilian aircrafts. Bird’s new configuration, the AMPS-MV provides the defense needed against missiles. In collaboration with Airbus Defense and Space, the AMPS-MV system has been installed in 2 thousand aircraft carriers. This accounts for 85% of the worldwide market- excluding the United States.

AMPS-MV is based on a concept that allows aircrafts to confirm any missile threats and reduce a system’s FAR to almost nothing. This original concept is termed the Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS). Its low FAR level allows the AMPS-MV system to comply with the European Aviation Safety Agency and Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations. The system is also able to be installed in civil and military platforms which make it a unique component.

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NASA being in the frontier of astrophysics is always working on developing better ways to discover the history of our galaxy and the universe. The next project NASA is working on is going to be the Mars 2020 rover, it’s going to be a more developed and better engineered rover and expected to launch in 2021. The rover will be designed to investigate the environment on Mars and possibly collect Martian soil and rocks that may show evidence for an ancient life on Mars. More importantly; this mission is going to mark the first of many missions to Mars because the scientists are looking to find ways to bring soil and rocks back to earth. The Mars 2020 rover is going to mark a significant milestone in NASA’s journey to discovering the cosmos.

The Mars 2020 rover will include new scientific instruments that will aid in exploring the red planet. For example, the new rover will carry entirely new subsystems to collect soil and rocks that will be placed in tubes and then deposited at a secure location for returning to earth on future missions. Not to mention the technological advances on the camera systems and the parachute system for when the rover lands on Mars. Microphones are another tool that can provide useful information to the engineers; microphones have traveled to the red planet on previous rover missions but never have been used on the surface of the red planet. This will be a great chance for the people to be able to hear the sounds of Mars for the first time.

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From the skies of New Zealand, NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) has successfully launched a super pressure balloon (SPB) to investigate the balloon’s enhanced technology on enduring long flights which could last over 100 days. This was also an opportunity to complement the SPB with a sophisticated telescope such as The Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI) to explore the origins of galactic positrons, examine the galaxy’s nucleosynthesis, and measuring polarization from Gamma ray eruptions and black holes. This launch is the second attempt of equipping the SPB along with The Compton Spectrometer and Imager for a multi-purposed exploratory mission.

The enormous 18.8 million cubic foot balloon has flown in a trajectory path of 110,000 feet in altitude in just over 2 hours. The SPB was guided by the winds of Wanaka, New Zealand to float all the way to southern Australia before crossing over to the stratosphere zone. Depending on wind speeds in the stratospheric region, it has been estimated by NASA that the gigantic balloon will circumnavigate the globe once every one to three weeks.

Not only this, the launch is also considered the fifth attempt of testing the Carolina Infrasound Instrument’s (CII) performance in the stratospheric space to record acoustic wave field activity. Previous experimental trials using the University of North Carolina’s developed instrument (CII) was believed to record low frequency sounds that are new to science. Prior attempts were not as operational since the weather conditions weren’t convenient enough to launch the SPB out to the stratosphere. NASA’s current record for the SPB flight is 54 days. Residents in countries such as Argentina, South Africa and others that are in the southern hemisphere region may actually see the balloon floating during its journey, especially during sunrise.

These similar experiments by NASA are now introducing a new approach for future scientific explorations related to astrophysics and other atmospheric related studies near outer space, at a significantly lower cost.

Today the NASA Flight Facility in Virginia is managing the SPB program with at least 10 flights annually from different launch sites worldwide. Alongside with Orbital ATK which provides planning and engineering services to the balloon program, the CSBF crew has managed to launch over 1,700 pressure balloons over a period of 35 years.


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NASA has reached another milestone with the successful two-minute test launch of its biggest rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), bringing the space agency one step closer to Mars.

The startup test took place in Promontory, Utah, and was streamed online on NASA’s website for the public. After the successful completion of the 82 qualification objectives set, the booster in now competent to fly. The first time the test took place, it was conducted in 93 degrees Fahrenheit. The second time, the booster was launched at only 40 degrees Fahrenheit in order to test out how the propellant will burn under different temperature conditions. During this last test, the equivalent of 3.6 million pounds of thrust were needed for takeoff.

When the SLS is finally launched in 2018, the temperature of the 5-segment booster will reach around 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit and launch the Orion spacecraft with enough force to break free from the Earth’s gravity. Further advancements in technology to make the mission possible are still needed, especially since a bigger rocket with more power is needed to even come close to Mars. The launch of the SLS and Orion is currently on schedule, with different parts of the rocket undergoing production.

Perhaps the most ambitious part of Mars exploration, is NASA’s plan to send a manned aircraft to Mars in the 2030s. This breakthrough would mark the start of human presence in deep space.

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Gulfstream engineers have developed a way to enhance the quality of the design process. The integration of the new 3-D projection technology will ensure customers get exactly what they envision. This removes the need for a 2-D phase, which required engineers to first create a design on a flat surface. That process did not always deliver the same design intended to, as 2-D designs do not take into account the curved surfaces aircrafts have. That is what makes the addition of the new 3-D technology a revolutionary. The execution of the paint schemes is even better than the already state-of-the-art paining process. In addition, any changes in the design can take place in real time. This provides both technicians and customers with the knowledge of the design throughout the entire painting process, ensuring 100% satisfaction with the completed aircraft.

Accuracy is a key component of the 3-D projection technology. It gives engineers an edge during the execution process. The 3-D mapping software lets engineers know how to correctly shape each image to reflect it accurately on the surface. This software is based on another commercial 3-D software used in aircraft manufacturing- the Delta Sigma Co.’s Projection Works. This program is used to map out where fasteners and other connectors should be located in an aircraft.

The implementation of the new 3-D technology gives everyone exactly what is envisioned every step of the way and cuts the amount of anticipation in waiting for the final product. The execution of the paint schemes through the 3-D projection technology pioneered by Gulfstream is sure to lead other manufacturers to change the way they handle their printing process.

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On May 22, 2016, Chris Ziegler posted an article on The Verge that talks about how Airbus’s subsidiary APWorks has created the world’s first 3D printed motorcycle. APWorks suggest that this motorcycle might be the lightest in the world. The motorcycle weighs approximately 75 pounds or 35 kilograms. The motorcycle is considered to be all electric which is comprised of aluminum. The terminology APworks uses to describe this material is “Scalmalloy” which is comprised of a custom aluminum alloy powder that may or may not have the same amount of strength at as titanium. In order to create the Scalmalloy, APWorks has to compress much of this material together to create the desired custom aluminum.

APWorks calls this the Light Rider. The Light Rider as the capability to go up to 50 miles per hour or 80 kilometers per hour. The Light Rider can go from 0-45km/h in an incredible timeframe of 3 seconds. This is according to Ziegler in the realm of superbikes. The Light Rider also has a battery that can be swapped out. The battery has 35 miles or 60 kilometers on charge, ready to go.

So far, at this time, APWork has manufactured 50 of these Light Riders. These are roughly $55,000 per unit. Although a bit pricey for the average individual, the Light Rider as least gets market exposure which can work in APWork’s favor.

APWorks is a subsidiary of Airbus Group. Airbus Group was founded in 2000 with headquarters in Leiden, Netherlands. There is also a main office located in Blagnac, France.

Here at ASAP Aerospace, an ASAP Semiconductor owned company, we have the resources to supply a vast array of Airbus products. If you are interested in getting a quote for Airbus industries aircraft parts, please feel free to contact our friendly sales staff at sales@asap-aerospace.com or call us at toll free at 1-714-705-4780.


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Chad Trautvetter wrote an article on May 5th 2016 on AIN Online talking about NASA and how it is working on its ATC Aircraft Ground Datalink. Engineers from the NASA Glenn Research Center in Ohio NASA are working on an FAA Bombardier Global 5000 plane. NASA was working on a wireless communication system for the aircraft while it was on the ground. This project was coined the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications Systems (or AeroMacs for short). This demonstration took place at the NASA Glenn communication, navigation, and surveillance test facility.

Here is what Paul Nelson, the Glenn’s project manager for Cyber Security and Secure CNS, has to say about this project.

“This was the first time we provided this type of information to an airplane over a ground wireless network.”

The demonstration yielded results that showed that the aircraft could be able to transmit aviation information while the plane was taxing at a speed of 70 mph on the runway located at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. In order to transmit this data, there was FAA technology that was complete.

Here is what NASA has to say about the project.

“Together, AAtS and AeroMacs will improve situational awareness and reduce the potential for human error by giving pilots access to the information they need to make decisions. The trials consisted of three test cases designed to evaluate performance of both the AAtS and AeroMacs technologies. We demonstrated that AeroMacs can simultaneously transport multiple services seamlessly.”

NASA, also known as National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was formed on July in 1958. Now it currently has over 17,000 employees.


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