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  • Piaggio Unveils Next Evo-lution of Avanti Turboprop Twin

    PiaggioAerospacehasjustannounceda hostofupgradesforitsP.180AvantiEvoturboproptwin,includingseveral majorenhancementstoaircraftcomponentsandsystems,interior,andpayload. Tostart,anewhigh-powersteelbraking system,whichissuppliedbyParkerandalreadyavailableforretrofiton in-serviceAvantisthroughasupplementaltypecertificate(STC),hasjust receivedEASAapprovalundertheaircrafttypecertificate,withothersimilar approvalspending.“Theintegrationprovidesreducedcertifiedlanding distances andbetterreliability,andalongwiththeanti-skidsystem bringsanincreasedsuitabilityforintensetraininguse,togetherwithlower equipmentandmaintenancecosts,” saidAntonioSollo,chieftechnical officerandheadofdesignorganizationatPiaggioAerospace. Inaddition,lithium-ionbatteriesare availableonnew-productionEvos,accordingtoSollo.“Themainandemergency batteriesaremanufacturedbyTrueBluePoweranduselithium-ionnano phosphatecellchemistry,whichprovidesimprovedcapacityandoutputvoltage stability,togetherwithshorterenginestarttime,aswellassignificant weightsaving,”hesaid. ABeckerAvionicsdigitalaudiosystem willalsobeavailablesoonforfactory-newairplanes.“Thenewequipment implementsamodernhumanmachineinterface[HMI] withacolordisplay, bezelpushbuttons,andprogrammablesoftkeystailoredtoaircraft configuration,improvingaudiomanagementandgrowthcapability,”accordingto Sollo. PiaggiowillalsoincreasetheEvo's maximumzerofuelweight(MZFW)to10,200pounds,upfrom9,800pounds.Sollo saidthis"improvestheP.180operationalflexibilitybyallowingthe increaseofthepayloadby400pounds (equivalenttotwopassengers) while atthesametimekeepingthemaximumtakeoffweight unchanged,” saidSollo. Meanwhile,thecompanyisrollingout newcabininteriors,includingupdateddesignelementsandimprovedlighting, thatareslatedforcertificationinthefirstquarterofnextyear.“These willbeanevolutionofthecurrentinteriors;theywillretainthealready remarkabledimensionsandvolumesbuttheywillcomewithan improved styleandageneralqualitativeimprovementguaranteedbythenewsupplier, DeltaInteriorDesign,” saidSollo.“Thenewinteriorswillalsohavean updatedcabinlightingsystemandanewcabin‘smart’digitalsystem,improving lightscontrolandprovidingUSBportsateachseat.” Since2012,theChinaAerospacePropulsion TechnologyInternationalForum(CAPTIF)hasbeenheldinShanghai,Xi'an,Shenyang, Chengdu,ChangshaandGuiyanginturn.Ithasbeensuccessfullyheldforeight sessions,attractingmorethan2000industryexpertsandrepresentativesfrom hundredsofenterprisesinmorethan20countriesaroundtheworld.Hunan aviationindustryhasalonghistory,itisnotonlytheresearchand productionbaseofsmallandmedium-sizedaero-enginesinChina,butalsothe birthplaceofthefirstaero-engineinNewChinaandthefirstfully independentlydevelopedaero-engine.Ithascreatedseveralfirstsinthe aviationindustryinNewChina.ImportantmemberunitsofChina'saero-engine industryhavealsotakenrootintheprovince.OnMay2018,AECCdisclosed AES100civilturboshaftengineandAEP500civilturbopropengineforthefirst time.Inthefuture,themarketprospectofcivilturboshaftandturboprop aeroenginesinChinaisbroad.Itisexpectedthatby2035,therewillbe nearly3000AES100enginesandnearly3500AEP500engines. Underthisbackground,the9thChinaAerospacePropulsion TechnologyInternationalForumwill beheldintheChangshaCityonNovember25thto26th,focusesonthe"14thFive-YearPplan"andmediumand long-termdevelopmentplan,withthethemeofdigitalandintelligent developmentofaviationpropulsiontechnology,andfocusesonthe"safe developmentandgreendevelopment","simulationtechnology", "advancedtestandtesttechnology","structuralstrength technology"ofsmallandmedium-sizedcivilaviationturboshafts, turbopropsandpistonengines"Partsdesignandmanufacturing technology","newmaterials,newprocesses"and "maintenancesupport"andotherrelatedtopics,wesincerelyinvite yourparticipationtocontributetothedevelopmentoftechnologyinChina.RegisterorgetintouchwithLUCYfor moredetails.

    Oct 15,2021
  • Universal Launches Connectivity-enabled Avionics Ecosystem

    Universal Avionics(UA,Booth 2545)isannouncingitsFlightPartnerandFlightReview applicationsandisofferingcustomerdemonstrationsthisweekatNBAA-BACE. Theapplicationswillbeavailablebytheendofthefirstquarterof 2022 andmarkthefirststepinUA’sgoalofcreatingaconnectivity-enabled ecosystemacrossitsavionics. Connectedto Universal’sWAAS/SBAS-enabledflightmanagementsystem(FMS)byintroducing Wi-Fienablementofexistingequipment,theiPad-hostedappsstreamlineand enhanceinteractionsbetweentheflightteam(pilots, maintenance personnel,amongothers)andtheFMSbefore,during,andpost-flight.Theapps enableinteractionsbetweentheFMSandtheapps,andbetweenthetabletand UA’scloud-basedinfrastructurefordataanalytics.Byprovidingrelevant analyticsofeachflight,theyenableoperatorstooptimizeflightsand aircraftavailability. UA’s connectivityecosystemisdesignedtogivecustomersaconnected,open,and data-centricenvironmenttoenhancemissionpreparednessontheground,inthe air,andpost-flight.Theecosystemusesacyber-secure,portable,and cloud-basedplatformtodeliveravionics-centricsolutionsandsupport services,includingtheuseofthird-partyapplicationsandcontent. “FlightPartner andFlightReviewareUA’searlystepsinapushtowardsthecreationofa dynamicconnectivityecosystem,tyingourvariousavionicssystemstoasuite ofapplicationsandexpandedservicesthatourcustomerswillbeabletouse 24/7/365,” saidUniversalAvionicsCEODrorYahav. FlightPartner enablesoperatorswillbeabletobuild,brief,andfileacompleteflightplan ontheirtabletusingaconvivialgraphicalinterface,uploadittotheFMS uponaircraftpower-up,anddynamicallyalteritthroughouttheflight, directlyontheiriPad.ItiscoupledwiththenavigationdataoftheFMS.When connectedtogroundinfrastructure,FlightPartnerfacilitatesaccesstoweather informationandcanspeedflightplanningbyprepopulatingtheflightplanwith windsandtemperaturesaloft.Byautomaticallyconnectingwiththeoperator’s accountonUniNet,FlightPartnerwilluploadthelatestdatabasestothe tablet,andattheappropriatetimeensureseamlessandsecuredeliveryofthem totheonboardFMS. FlightReview enablesflightandmaintenancecrewstoreviewperformance,pinpointissues,and optimizeoperationswithaccuratedata,supportingtools,andanalysis.It exchangesdatabetweentheFMSandthetabletandautomaticallyuploadsitto UA’scloud-basedinfrastructure,enablingflightdepartmentstoviewand analyzethecontentspecifictotheiroperationsfromanylocation. China'scivil aviationisinanewstageofhistoricaldevelopment,aviationtransportation hassteadilyandrapidlyimprovedinspeed,qualityandefficiency,its proportioninthenationalcomprehensivetransportationsystemhasincreased yearbyyear,thetotalturnoverofairtransportationhascontinuedtorank secondintheworldsince2005.Withtherapidgrowthofthedomesticcivilaviationmarketandtheimpact ofemergingbusinessmodelssuchasonlinetourismonthecompany'straditional business,thetraditionalmanagementandoperationmethodshavebeenunableto matchthecompany'sdevelopmentrequirements.CAACissuedtheImplementation OpinionsofCAAConPromotingtheConstructionofNewInfrastructureand PromotingtheHigh-QualityDevelopmentofCivilAviationandtheFive-Year ActionPlanofCAAConPromotingtheConstructionofNewInfrastructure, Guidedby"digitalperception,datadecision-making,leanmanagementand meticulousservice",withtheconstructionofindustryinfrastructurebase andsmartecologyasthecore,selectkeyenvironmentsandapplication scenarios,andlaythefoundationforacceleratingthedigitaloperationof civilaviationindustrythroughconceptinnovation,mechanisminnovation, processinnovationandtechnologicalinnovation. Underthis background,AviationDigitalOperationTechnologyInternationalForum 2021isplannedtobeheldinXiamencityfromNovember18to19,2021,thethemeofthisforumis“Focusondigital empowermentandacceleratetheintelligentdevelopmentandreformofcivil aviationinChina”,payattentiontothemulti-domainandmulti-agentdigital transformationandintelligentupgradingofairlines,hubairportsand operationsupportunits,focusonthemaincontentsofsmarttravel,smart logistics,smartoperation,smartsupervision,publicservicesandinnovation infrastructure,improveaircraftoperationsafety,operationefficiencyand productionorganizationcapacity,andpromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentof theindustry. Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Oct 15,2021
  • Japan Airlines to Upgrade Boeing 767 Flight Displays

    JapanAirlines(JAL)isupgradingitsBoeing767-300fleetwithdrop-inliquidcrystaldisplays(LCD)suppliedbyThomasGlobalSystems,accordingtoanewannouncementfromtheSydney,Australia-basedavionicsmaker. Thedisplayseriesbeingsuppliedforthefleetupgrade,theTFD-7000,recentlyreceivedapprovalforsupplementaltypecertification(STC)fromtheJapanCivilAviationBureau(JCAB). “WearehonoredthatJapanAirlineshaschosenourTFD-7000Seriestoupgradetheir767flightdecks,”AngusHutchinson,CEOofThomasGlobal,saidinanOct.5pressrelease.“WelookforwardtoprovidingJALwiththedependableandhigh-integritytechnology,serviceandsupportourcustomersandpartnershavecometoexpectfromThomasGlobal.” AccordingtoThomasGlobal,amongtheirTFD-7000series,the"TFD-7076/7066LCDdisplaysarebothinterchangeableandintermixablewiththeexistinglegacyEDU-776/766CRTdisplays,areinstallableonovernightsoratthegate,andarefullycompatiblewiththeEFIP-701andEAP-701/3Boeingsymbolgenerators." ThecompanyhasalsoreceivedtypecertificationontheTFD-7000displayseriesfortheBoeing757,767,and737ClassicflightdecksfromtheFAA,EASA,TransportCanada,JCAB,ANACandCAAC. ThedisplayupgradeforJALcomesamida recentexpansion ofitsinternationalnetworkplanstoincludeadditional767-300flights. Asahighvalue-added,high-techindustry,civilaircraftmechanicalandelectricalindustryisnotonlyanimportantpartofaviationindustry,butalsoanimportantfieldoftechnologicalinnovationanddevelopment.Aviationmechanicalandelectricalindustrycoversawiderangeofprofessional,high-techcontent,highaddedvalue,easytoexpandtootherfields,candriveelectronics,advancedmaterials,specialandprecisionprocessing,metallurgy,chemicalindustryandothertechnologiesandindustries,isthecountry,especiallydevelopedcountriesinEuropeandtheUnitedStatesattachgreatimportancetotheindustry.Incomparison,thereisstillabiggapbetweenthecoretechnologyofChina'saviationmechanicalandelectricalsystemanddevelopedcountries,andthereisplentyofroomforprogressinscientificandtechnologicalinnovation. Under thisbackground,the5thAeroElectromechanicsChinaforumwillbeheldinthe cityofChengduonOctober28th-29th,2021,registeryour interestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Oct 15,2021
  • AMRC Reduces Aircraft Bogie Beam and Axel Weight by 20%

    AMRCmachinedthetwo bogiebeamsfromatitaniumalloy,whichisstronger,morerobustandlighter. Thegoaloftheprojectistoimprovetheefficiencyoflandinggearsand supportthevisionforcleaneraviation. A teamof UniversityofSheffieldAdvancedManufacturingResearch Centre (AMRC)engineersweretaskedwithmachininganaircraftbogiebeam andaxleassemblythatreducesweightby20%.Thiswouldreportedlyimprovethe efficiencyoflandinggearsandsupportthevisionforcleaneraviation.The projectispartoftheLargeLandingGearoftheFutureprogramled by SafranLandingSystems andpartiallyfundedby InnovateU.K. “Safran radicallyredesignedtheirbogiebeamandaxlesandcoupledthiswitharevised materialsupply,whichtheybelievedwouldcreateastructurethatis20% lighterthanitspredecessorandwillincreasetimebetweenoverhaul(TBO)from 12yearsto20,”saysDanSmith,technicalfellowintheaerostructureand landinggearteamattheAMRC. Steel andaluminiumarewidelyusedinlandinggearcomponents.However,Safranasked theAMRCtomachinetwobogiebeamsfromatitaniumalloy,whichisstronger, morerobustandlighter.Smithsayswiththosequalitiescomesignificant obstacles.“Thetitaniumalloyhasgreatmechanicalproperties,butitis seldomusedinaerospacebecauseitissodifficulttomachine,”Smith explains.“Itisunforgivingandoftenleadstorapidonsetacceleratedtool wear.” A first-offbogiebeammanufacturedinthetitaniumalloyhaspreciselymet Safran’sexpectations.SmithsaysthenextstageoftheAMRC’sprogramofwork istomachinetheaxlesthatwillbeassembledtoeitherendofthebogiebeam. “The axlesareinproductionnow,”Smithexplains.“Oncethepartsarefinished,we willsendthemtoSafranwhowillassemblethemintoplace.Theywillthen returntotheAMRCwherewewillfinishthemachiningofthebogiebeamand axleassemblyatNuclearAMRContheSoraluceFX12000.” Landing gear,asoneofthemostcriticalpartsofanairliner,needstosupportthe weightoftheentireaircraft.Atpresent,ultra-highstrengthsteelismore commonlyused,butwiththedevelopmentoflightweightandgreenaircraft,titanium alloymaterialhasbecomethebestalternative.Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualAeronauticalMaterials andManufacturingTechnology InternationalForum2021willbeheldonDecember 2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai. Youarewelcometo participate. ClickheretoregisteryourinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Oct 14,2021
  • Boeing Delivers 35 Airplanes in September, 787 Dry Spell Continues

    Boeing CosaidonTuesdayairplanedeliveriesroseto35inSeptemberasitbenefited fromanuptickindomestictravel,butits787programremainshobbledby structuraldefects. That was13moreplanesthaninAugustand24morethaninSeptemberlastyear. Of the35jetlinersdeliveredlastmonth,26were737MAXpassengerjetsandone wasaP-8maritimepatrolaircrafttotheU.K.RoyalAirForce. The closelywatchedmonthlysnapshotcomesasBoeingtriestorecoupbillionsof dollarsinlostsalesfromthecoronaviruspandemic,andmovebeyondasafety scandalcausedbytwofatal737MAXcrashes. Boeing alsosaiditdelivered8widebodiesincludingone747-8freightertoUnited ParcelService,two767freighterstoFedExCorpandone767tankerforthe U.S.AirForce. Boeing CosaidonTuesdayairplanedeliveriesroseto35inSeptemberasitbenefited fromanuptickindomestictravel,butits787programremainshobbledby structuraldefects. That was13moreplanesthaninAugustand24morethaninSeptemberlastyear. Of the35jetlinersdeliveredlastmonth,26were737MAXpassengerjetsandone wasaP-8maritimepatrolaircrafttotheU.K.RoyalAirForce. The closelywatchedmonthlysnapshotcomesasBoeingtriestorecoupbillionsof dollarsinlostsalesfromthecoronaviruspandemic,andmovebeyondasafety scandalcausedbytwofatal737MAXcrashes. Boeing alsosaiditdelivered8widebodiesincludingone747-8freightertoUnited ParcelService,two767freighterstoFedExCorpandone767tankerforthe U.S.AirForce. Now thecivilaviationmarkethasgraduallystabilized,aircraftdemandisalso graduallyrising.Underthisbackground,the11thAnnual ChinaAviationIndustryShanghaiSummit2021willberescheduledtoDecember2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickhereto registeryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Oct 15,2021
  • Swissport Partners with AirPortr to Transform Baggage Handling at Airports

    AcourierwilldigitallyverifyIDandtraveldocuments atthepassenger’doorstepandsealthebaggageforsecuredeliverytothe airport.Passengerswillthenreceiveliveupdatesanddigitalairlinebaggage tags. Swissport hasannouncedanewstrategicpartnershipwithAirPortr,aleadingproviderof smartbaggagemanagementsolutions,totransformthebaggagehandlingprocess across269airportlocations.This willenableoff-airportbaggage processingforairlinesandairports,transformingthepassengerexperienceas wellasdrivingoperationalefficiencies. The partnershipwillallowpassengerstravellinginallclassestopre-bookan at-homebaggagecollectionslotfordepartingflights.Acourierwilldigitally verifyIDandtraveldocumentsatthedoorstepandsealthebaggageforsecure deliverytotheairport.Passengerswillthenreceiveliveupdatesanddigital airlinebaggagetags. According tothetwocompanies,thiswilltransformtheoftenneglectedfirst-stagesof thetravelexperience,allowingpassengerstotravelbag-freetotheairport, switchtopublictransportifpreferred,bypassthecheck-inandbaggagedrop attheairport,andproceeddirectlytosecurity. The solutionalsostreamlinesthelastlegofthepassengers’journey,allowing themtodigitallysubmitaneDeclaration,havetheirbagsclearedthrough Customs,anddeliveredtotheirdestinationwithinhoursoflanding–skipping baggagereclaimaltogether. Thenewpartnershipwillallowpassengerstotravel bag-freetotheairport,switchtopublictransportifpreferred,bypassthe check-inandbaggagedropattheairport,andproceeddirectlytosecurity. Off-airport processinghasthepotentialtotransformthebaggagehandlingprocessacross theairportandaviationecosystem.Forairtravellers,itfacilitatesa contactlessairportjourneyunderpinnedbyseamlessdigitalexperiencesand improvespassengermobility.Fordistributionpartnersitcreatesvalueby generatingnewancillaryrevenuestreams.Foroperators,itincreasesthe throughputofexistingairportinfrastructurebyreducingpassenger interactions,queuesandresourcerequirements,aswellasmaximisingspace utilisation.AirPortrhasalsoreportedthatoff-airportprocessingcanhavea positivesustainabilityimpact,with66%ofitsusersswitchingfromcarusage topublictransportasaresultoftravellingbag-free.Thiscanalsoleadto unlockingthelarge-scalemodal-shiftthatisrequiredfortheaviation industrytomeetitssustainabilitytargets–vowingtohalveemissionsby 2050. Bruno Stefani,SeniorVicePresidentandManagingDirectorforSwitzerlandand France,Swissport,said:“Astheworld’sleadingproviderofaviationground services,Swissportstrivestocontinuouslyenhanceitsservicequality.We wanttogenerateaddedvalueforairlinesandtheirpassengersinorderto offerasimplerandevenmoreenjoyabletravelexperienceinthefuture. AirPortr’splatform,aswellasourglobalnetworkandexistingairline customerrelationships,enableanend-to-endsolutionanduserexperiencefor passengers.Thecomplexityofbaggagehandlingwillbetransformedthrough user-friendly,intuitiveandscalablesolutionsintoacustomer-centricservice forpassengers,allowingthemtopersonaliseancillaryservicesaccordingto theirindividualneeds.” Randel Darby,CEOandFounderatAirPortr,said:“ThepartnershipwithSwissportisa significantmilestone–itoutlinesablueprintandscalableplatformforthe introductionofsmartbaggagesolutionsacrosstheaviationindustry.With Swissport,wearetransformingbaggagefromacustomerandcostpainpointinto anewrevenuestream,increasinghandlingefficiencyandimprovingpassenger experience.Thefirstdeploymentwilllaunchimminently,facilitatedbyagoto marketstrategywhichenablesustodeployrapidly,makingtheproduct availableacrossairlineclientnetworks. “Our visionistocreateaglobalconnectednetworkforairlineclients–this partnershipwithSwissportbringsusonestepclosertomakingthatvisiona reality. BymarryingthestrengthofourtechnologywithSwissport’s operationalfootprint,thissolutionisredefiningtheroleofbaggage.” Underthis background,the InternationalSmartAirportDevelopmentForumwill beheldinFebruary,2022inShanghai,China.Theforum washostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandCivilAircraftOperation SupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraft CustomerServiceCo., LtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.The forumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificial Intelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,Innovation Infrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,Energy ConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYfor moredetails.

    Oct 13,2021
  • Global Medical Response Orders 21 Airbus Helicopters

    GlobalMedical Response(GMR)hasplacedafirmorderfor21Airbushelicopterswithoptions for23additionalaircraft.Theorder,whichispartofanongoingfleet expansionforGMR,includesaircraftfromAirbus’H125,H130andH135families. GMRhastakendeliveryof15Airbushelicoptersfrompreviousordersoverthe past18months. “Weflya varietyofAirbusproducts,butthemainthingtheyhaveincommon—andthemost importantthingwelookforinourcriticalcaretransportsolutions—is reliability,”saidGMRAlliancesGroupPresidentRobHamilton.“Withthe additionofthesenewaircraft,ourfleetgrowsstrongerandmorecapableto saveliveswhenitmattersmost.” Inadditionto medicaltransportation,GMRprovidesindustrial,residentialandwildlandfire services.Thecompanycurrentlyemploysmorethan38,000peopleandoperatesa fleetofaround350rotorcraftand113fixed-wingaircraft.Oneofthelargest medicaltransportcompaniesintheworld,GMRbrandsincludeAmericanMedical Response(AMR),RuralMetroFire,AirEvacLifeteam,REACHAirMedical Services,Med-TransCorporation,AirMedInternationalandGuardianFlight. Underthis background,The37thChina HelicopterAcademicExchangeConference &The5thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForumwilbeheldinNovember4th-5th, 2021inNanjing,China.TheforumwasadvisedbyChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics,hostedbyChineseHelicopterSocietyandNanjing UniversityofAeronauticsandAstronautics,co-hostedbyChinaHelicopter DesignandResearchInstitute,supportedbyShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociation, organizedbyNanjingResearchInstituteonSimulationTechniqueandGalleon (Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonPolicy Interpretation,IndustryDataSharing,HelicopterDesignandR&D,New TechnolgyApplication,GeneralAviationOperation,UAVDevelopment,Helicopter MROandTalentsCultivating.   RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYfor moredetails.

    Oct 15,2021
  • IAI to Convert A330-300 Passenger Aircraft to Freighter for Avolon

    Israel AerospaceIndustries(IAI)willconvertA330-300aircraftfrompassengerto freighterconfigurationforAvolon.AspartoftheagreementwithAvolon,IAI willconvert30AirbusA330-300jetsfrompassengertocargoconfiguration between2025and2028. ThesigningoftheagreementwithAvolon,thefirst customerforcargoconversionsofthisaircraftmodel,followsthebackdropof highprofitsin2021andtheprojecteddoublingofcargoaircrafttrafficin thenext20yearsduetoincreasede-commerce. Avolon isthethirdlargestaircraftleasingcompanyintheworld,withafleetof837 aircraft(asofJune2021).Inadditionaltobeingthefirstcustomerforcargo conversionsforthisaircraft,Avolonwillfullytakepartintheaircraft conversionandlicensingprocess. The A330-300aircraft,whichwillbeconvertedatIAI,willprovideacompetitive andadvancedsolutionforcargoandcommercecompanieslookingtoexpandand improvetheirwidebodycargojetfleet.Theconvertedmodelwillincreasecargo volumecapacitywithupto27maindeckpalletpositions,onemorethanthe competition, andwillimprovethecargoloadingcapacityduetotheunique cargodoorplacement,andwillsupportandenhancetheoperationssurrounding cargojetflights. IAIPresident&CEO,BoazLevy, said: "For thesecondtimeinrecentyears,IAI'sAviationGroupismakinghistory.Just twoyearsagoweannouncedthatwewillbethefirstintheworldtoperforma passenger-to-freighterconversionontheB777-300ER,andtodayweare announcingthatwewillperformthefirstcargoconversionfortheAirbus A330-300aircraft.IAIhasproventimeandagainitsleadingpositionasthe powerhouseofcargoconversions,globally.Iamgratefultoourpartnersat Avolonfortheirfaithinourabilities." Under thisbackground,the5thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupport TechnologyInternationalForum &The26thMaintenanceandSpare SupportConferencewillbeheldinOctober 20th-21stinQingdao,China,the forumwashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committee ofCSAA&ShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedby QingdaoAirlinesCo.,Ltd,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompany Limited,COMACShanghaiAircraft CustomerServiceCo.,Ltd&Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Will mainlydiscussAviationSparesSharing,DomesticAircraftOperationSupport, BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,AviationSuppliesSupportwhenImport TariffDecline,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestor getintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Oct 13,2021
  • Honeywell and Wood Introduce Groundbreaking Technologies to Support Efforts Toward Carbon-Neutral Sustainable Aviation Fuel

    DESPLAINES,Ill.andABERDEEN, U.K,Sept.23,2021--HoneywellandWood today announcedacomprehensivepackageoftechnologiestosupporttheeffortto producecarbon-neutralaviationfuel.Whenusedtogether,thetechnologies, whicharebasedonHoneywell’sUOPEcofiningprocesstechnologyandWood’s hydrogenplanttechnology,couldreducelifecyclegreenhousegasemissions (GHG)by100%usingcertainfeedstockswhencomparedtotraditionalpetroleum aviationfuel. TheUOPEcofiningprocess technologyconvertswasteoils,fats,andgreasesintoHoneywellGreenJet Fuel,adrop-inreplacementforjetfuel.Whenusingafeedstocksuchasused cookingoils,lifecycleGHGemissionscanbereducedby80%atthisstage comparedtoconventionalpetroleumjetfuel. Asthenextstepinenhancingthe Ecofiningprocesstechnologyoffering,Wood’stechnologywillbeintegratedto usethebyproductsoftheUOPEcofiningprocesstechnologytoproducerenewable hydrogen,reducinglifecycleGHGemissionsafurther10%whencomparedtothe totalGHGemissionsproducedbyconventionalpetroleumjetfuel.Therenewable hydrogenistheninjectedbackintotheHoneywellEcofiningprocesstoremove feedimpuritiesandcreateacleanerburningrenewablefuel. Thecarbondioxide(CO2) thatisgeneratedfromtheproductionofthehydrogencanbecapturedand routedforpermanentundergroundsequestrationusingtheHoneywellH2Solutions technologysuite,furtherreducinglifecycleGHGemissionsanadditional10% whencomparedtothetotalGHGemissionsproducedbyconventionalpetroleumjet fuel.Thecombinationoftechnologiesresultsinanaviationfuelthatis effectivelycarbonneutralcomparedtopetroleumfuels. “Thecombinationofthese technologiesfromHoneywellandWoodgreatlyreducesfossilcarbon dioxideemissionscomparedtotraditionalfuelsbyusingbyproductstoprovide hydrogenfortheEcofiningprocess,”saidBenOwens,vicepresidentandgeneral managerofHoneywellSustainableTechnologySolutions.“Asaresult,a renewablefuelsrefinerycanbeessentiallyself-sustaininginhydrogen productionwhilereducingthecarbonintensityoftherenewablefuelstovery lowlevels.” “Woodhasarichhistoryof collaboratingontechnologydevelopmentswithHoneywellandtogetherwearenow producingsolutionsfortheproductionofcarbon-neutralrenewablefuels,”said AndyHemingway,President,Energy,Optimization,andInnovation,atWood.“This solutionutilizesourlong-establishedexperienceinhydrogenplanttechnology tohelpfuelproducersreduceoperatingcostswhilemeetingsustainability goalswithproven,reliableandefficienttechnologies.” Recently,theU.S.Departmentof Energy(DOE),theU.S.DepartmentofTransportation(DOT),theU.S.Department ofAgriculture(USDA),andotherfederalgovernmentagenciesworkedtogetherto introducetheSustainableAviationFuelGrandChallengewithagoaltoproduce 3billiongallonsperyearofsustainableaviationfuelby2030intheU.S.If those3billiongallonsofSAFwereproducedusingHoneywell’scomprehensive packageoftechnologies,itcouldresultintheequivalentof34millionmetric tonsofcumulativecarbondioxideavoidedperyear,dependingontheoiland fatfeedstockmixused. TheUOPEcofiningprocesshas beenusedforcommercialproductionofsustainableaviationfuelsince2016by WorldEnergyinCalifornia.Thefacilityremainstheonly100%renewablejet fuelunitintheworld.TheEcofiningtechnologyisusedinmost100%-biofeed unitsproducingrenewabledieselandallthelicensedrenewablejetfuelproduction intheworldtoday.HoneywellUOPcurrentlyhaslicensed22Ecofiningunitsin ninecountriesaroundtheworld,processing12differenttypesofrenewable feedstocks. Asahighvalue-added,high-techindustry, civilaircraftmechanicalandelectricalindustryisnotonlyanimportantpart ofaviationindustry,butalsoanimportantfieldoftechnologicalinnovation anddevelopment.Aviationmechanicalandelectricalindustrycoversawide rangeofprofessional,high-techcontent,highaddedvalue,easytoexpandto otherfields,candriveelectronics,advancedmaterials,specialandprecision processing,metallurgy,chemicalindustryandothertechnologiesand industries,isthecountry,especiallydevelopedcountriesinEuropeandthe UnitedStatesattachgreatimportancetotheindustry.Incomparison,thereis stillabiggapbetweenthecoretechnologyofChina'saviationmechanicaland electricalsystemanddevelopedcountries,andthereisplentyofroomfor progressinscientificandtechnologicalinnovation. Under thisbackground,the5thAeroElectromechanicsChinaforumwillbeheldinthecityofChengduonOctober28th-29th,2021,registeryour interestorgetintouchwithLUCYformore details.

    Sep 29,2021
  • Chinese Regional Turboprop MA700 Has an Unpredictable Future

    AVICregionalaircraftlostPratt& WhitneyCanada’sPW150Cenginesupplyin2020afterCanadiangovernmentban OneofthepillarsoftheChinesestrategyofhavingalineof indigenouscommercialaircraft,theMA700commercialturboprophasitsfuture underthreat,accordingtoFlight Global. TheaircraftdevelopedbyAVICisaffectedbyhugedelaysinits schedule,despitethefirstprototypebeingpresentedalmost completelastyear.  TheprogramhasbeenatadilemmasincetheCanadiangovernment preventedPratt&WhitneyCanadafromsupplyingthePW150Cengines,as partofanagreementwithAVIC.  GlobalAffairsCanada,theOttawagovernment’sinternational affairsdepartment,hasbannedthe$3billioncontractwithChinaonsuspicion ofspyingandusingtheenginesformilitarypurposes.  P&WCshippedfourenginestoAVIC,butthelackofprospects foraregularsupplyputtheprojectonhold,accordingtoFlightGlobal. MA700firsttest aircraftwithoutPW150Cengines(AVIC)   Fly-by-wireturboprop  TheMA700looksverysimilartotheATR,themostsuccessful Westernaircraftintheregionalturbopropmarket.ButtheAVICplaneis larger,capableofcarryingupto86passengersagainst72seatsontheATR72-600.  Itis30meterslongandhasawingspanof28meters,whilethe Franco-Italianplaneis27meterslongandhasawingspanof27meters.  Becauseofthis,thepowerofthePW150Cmotor,of5,000shp,is essential.ButunliketheC919jet,whichhasaturbofanengineunder developmentinChina,AVIChasnoshort-termdomesticalternative. ATR72-600(ATR)  Russia,China’spartnerinseveralprogramssuchasthewidebody CR929,hasaturbopropengineintests,theTV7,fromKlimov.However,itwas theonewhocaughtfireontheprototypeoftheIl-112Vmilitary transportplaneandisundergoingadesignreviewinordertoidentifypossible flaws.  Theprogram’suncertainfutureisfrustratinggiventhepotential oftheMA700,whichpromisedtobethefirstregionalturbopropequippedwith fly-by-wirecontrols.  Oneoftheworld’slargestcommercialaviationmarkets,Chinais expectedtoneed8,700newplanesby2040,accordingtoBoeingestimates.  Thereis,however,noforecastregardingturbopropaircraftinthe company’soutlook,butitiscertainthatdemandisquitesignificant.Andthat foralongtimeitwillnotbeabletobeservicedbyanaircraftproducedin thecountry. Since2012,theChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyInternationalForum (CAPTIF)hasbeenheldinShanghai,Xi'an,Shenyang,Chengdu, ChangshaandGuiyanginturn.Ithasbeensuccessfullyheldforeightsessions, attractingmorethan2000industryexpertsandrepresentativesfromhundredsof enterprisesinmorethan20countriesaroundtheworld.Hunanaviationindustry hasalonghistory,itisnotonlytheresearchandproductionbaseofsmall andmedium-sizedaero-enginesinChina,butalsothebirthplaceofthefirst aero-engineinNewChinaandthefirstfullyindependentlydeveloped aero-engine.IthascreatedseveralfirstsintheaviationindustryinNewChina. ImportantmemberunitsofChina'saero-engineindustryhavealsotakenrootin theprovince.OnMay2018,AECCdisclosedAES100civilturboshaftengineand AEP500civilturbopropengineforthefirsttime.Inthefuture,themarket prospectofcivilturboshaftandturbopropaeroenginesinChinaisbroad.Itis expectedthatby2035,therewillbenearly3000AES100enginesandnearly3500 AEP500engines. Underthisbackground,the9thChinaAerospacePropulsion TechnologyInternationalForumwill beheldintheChangshaCityonNovember25thto26th,focusesonthe"14thFive-YearPplan"andmediumand long-termdevelopmentplan,withthethemeofdigitalandintelligent developmentofaviationpropulsiontechnology,andfocusesonthe"safe developmentandgreendevelopment","simulationtechnology", "advancedtestandtesttechnology","structuralstrength technology"ofsmallandmedium-sizedcivilaviationturboshafts, turbopropsandpistonengines"Partsdesignandmanufacturing technology","newmaterials,newprocesses"and "maintenancesupport"andotherrelatedtopics,wesincerelyinvite yourparticipationtocontributetothedevelopmentoftechnologyinChina. Registeror getintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Sep 29,2021
  • Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand Moves Toward Certification on an Autonomous Flight System

    Civil AviationAuthorityofNewZealandMovesTowardCertificationonanAutonomous FlightSystem Merlin Labsreceivedacertificationbasisforitsautonomousflightsystem.(Merlin Labs) The CivilAviationAuthorityofNewZealandhasawardeditsfirstcertificationbasis foranautonomousflightsystemtoMerlinLabsmarkingakeystepontheroad tocertifyingautonomoussystems,thecompanyannouncedonSept.16. Merlin Labshasdevelopeda“takeofftotouchdown”autonomysystemforaircraftthat willperformallthedutiesofahumanpilot.Thesystemusesa“sense,think, act”controllooptocompletethesetasks,MatthewGeorge,FounderandCEOof MerlinLabs,toldAviationToday.TheavionicssystemusesGPS/INS,airdata, andattitudeandheadingreferencesystem(ADHRS)toupdatethesystemwitha three-dimensionalpositionoftheaircraftanditsattitudeatalltimes. The systemusesaflightcomputertodothethinkingpartoftheautonomywhichcan beadjustedforaspecificaircrafttype. “ThethinkingisdonebyourflightGuidance,Navigationand Control(GNC)computerwhichhasknowledgeofthedesiredflightpathand informationaboutairportapproachanddepartureroutes,”Georgesaid.“The flightplanhastobeexecutedwhiletakingintoaccountregulatoryflight rules,aswellasaircraftperformancelimits.Infact,asignificantpartof ourdevelopmentprocessisfocusedontuningourcontrolsystemtothedetailed flightdynamicsofthespecificaircrafttypetobeabletoplanandfly trajectorieslikeapilotwould.” The systemthenperformsactionsusingactuatorsconnectedtotheaircraftwhich aredirectedbytheflightcomputer. “Theflightcomputercommandsanumberofactuatorsthatare mechanicallyconnectedtotheaircraft,”Georgesaid.“Thus,thesystemcan 'act,'bycausingthephysicalsurfacesoftheaircrafttomove,justasa pilotwoulddowiththeyoke,pedalsorthrottlelevers.Inthisway,the flightcomputercandirecttheaircraftthroughitsentireflightpath.The uniquethingaboutoursystemisthatourcomputerissophisticatedenoughand ouractuatorsarestrongenoughtoflyanaircraftnotjustupandaway(like typicalautopilots),butalsothroughallphasesoftakeoffandlanding,stop tostop.” Merlin Labshascompleted380flighttestsofitsautonomoussystem.(MerlinLabs) The systemisstillflyingwithanonboardsafetypilottofunctionasthelegal pilotincommand.MerlinLabshasbeentestingitssystemforthelasttwo yearsachieving53,000kmofautonomousflight. “TheMerlinsystemhasflownonfourexperimentaltest aircraftforatotalof380sortiesoverthelasttwoyears,withover53,000 kmofautonomousflying,”Georgesaid.“Thistestingincludesupandaway patterns,waypoints,loitersaswellasautonomoustakeoffandlandingonthe 10differentrunwaysinourFAA-designatedtestarea.” The certificationprojectisajointprojectwiththeU.S.FederalAviation Administration(FAA)tobeabletogaincertificationforthesysteminNew ZealandandtheU.S.concurrently,Georgesaid. “Nowthatwehaveanissuedcertificationbasis,we’ll continuetoworkwiththeregulatortovalidateourapproach,culminatingin entrancetocommercialservice,”Georgesaid.“Therearevariousengagement pointsalongthewaythatareagreedtoinourcertificationplanandwewill befollowingthose.Inparallel,wearecontinuingourworktoadvancethenext stepstowardfullautonomy.” China's civilaviationisinanewstageofhistoricaldevelopment,aviation transportationhassteadilyandrapidlyimprovedinspeed,qualityand efficiency,itsproportioninthenationalcomprehensivetransportationsystem hasincreasedyearbyyear,thetotalturnoverofairtransportationhas continuedtoranksecondintheworldsince2005.Withtherapidgrowthofthe domesticcivilaviationmarketandtheimpactofemergingbusinessmodelssuch asonlinetourismonthecompany'straditionalbusiness,thetraditional managementandoperationmethodshavebeenunabletomatchthecompany's developmentrequirements.CAACissuedtheImplementationOpinionsofCAACon PromotingtheConstructionofNewInfrastructureandPromotingtheHigh-Quality DevelopmentofCivilAviationandtheFive-YearActionPlanofCAACon PromotingtheConstructionofNewInfrastructure,Guidedby"digital perception,datadecision-making,leanmanagementandmeticulousservice", withtheconstructionofindustryinfrastructurebaseandsmartecologyasthe core,selectkeyenvironmentsandapplicationscenarios,andlaythefoundation foracceleratingthedigitaloperationofcivilaviationindustrythrough conceptinnovation,mechanisminnovation,processinnovationandtechnological innovation. Under thisbackground,Aviation DigitalOperationTechnologyInternationalForum2021is plannedtobeheldinXiamencityfromNovember18to19,2021, thethemeofthisforumis“Focusondigitalempowermentandacceleratethe intelligentdevelopmentandreformofcivilaviationinChina”,payattention tothemulti-domainandmulti-agentdigitaltransformationandintelligent upgradingofairlines,hubairportsandoperationsupportunits,focusonthe maincontentsofsmarttravel,smartlogistics,smartoperation,smart supervision,publicservicesandinnovationinfrastructure,improveaircraft operationsafety,operationefficiencyandproductionorganizationcapacity, andpromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentoftheindustry. Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithLUCYformore details.

    Sep 27,2021
  • Airbus Helicopters Starts Flight Tests for Engine Back-up System

    Airbus HelicoptersStartsFlightTestsforEngineBack-upSystem Airbus has startedflighttestinganengineback-upsystemforhelicoptersonboardits Flightlabtestbed. Thetest campaign’smaintargetistoenhanceflightsafetyofsingleengineoperations byprovidingemergencyelectricalpowerincaseofaturbinefailure. Inaddition,the projectopensthewaytoafuturehybridizedpropulsionsystemforlight helicopterswhiledeliveringflightsafetyimprovementsintheshortterm. TheFlightlabhelicopter hasbeenequippedwitha100Kwelectricmotorconnectedtothemaingearbox, whichcanprovideelectricalpowerfor30secondsintheeventofengine failure.Bygivingthepilotextratimetoreactandmaintainrotorspeed,the engineback-upsystem(EBS)contributestoasaferandsmootherautorotation maneuvertotheground. Theflight testingwillincludethesimulationofenginefailureindifferentflight conditions,includingtakeoffandlandingproceduresandcorresponding limitations. Whileevaluating thesafetymarginsandperformancebenefits,theflightcampaignalsoaimsto demonstrateaperformanceincrease,thankstothepromptelectricpowerinput. ThepotentialbenefitintermsofMaximumTake-OffWeightistocompensatefor themassoftheengineback-upsystemitselfandtoprovidehelicopteroperators withadditionalpayload. “Theengine back-upsystemisagoodexampleoftheincrementalapproachinourinnovation strategy”,saidTomaszKrysinski,headofresearchandinnovationatAirbus Helicopters.“ThecurrentEBSflightsareaveryimportantfirststeptowardsa futurehybridpropulsionsystemandwealreadyforeseeasecondphaseofthe projectwithmoreenergyandpoweronboard. “Wearelooking atdevelopingafullyparallelhybridpropulsionsystemmixingthermaland electricalenergytogetherwiththeaimofoptimisingfuelconsumptionand enablinghybridsingleengineflightsoverurbanareas”. BecausetheEBS flighttestcampaignisalsolookingatwaysofeasingthepossible introductionofthistechnologyontofutureproductionaircraft,thevarious componentsofthesystemhavebeendesignedwithserialproductioninmind, AirbusHelicopterssaid. TheFlightlabis amodifiedH-130 helicopter.AirbushasnamedothertestbedsFlightlab before,including A340MSN1,usedtoassessthefeasibilityofintroducing laminarflowwingtechnologyonalargeairliner,andtheA350Airspace Explorerusedtoevaluateconnectedcabintechnologiesinflight. Underthis background,The37thChinaHelicopterAcademicExchangeConference& The5thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForumwillbeheldinNovember4th-5th, 2021inNanjing,China.TheforumwasadvisedbyChinese SocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,hostedbyChineseHelicopterSociety andNanjingUniversityofAeronauticsandAstronautics,co-hostedbyChina HelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,supportedbyShanghaiGeneral AviationAssociation,organizedbyNanjingResearchInstituteonSimulation TechniqueandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillmainly focusonPolicyInterpretation,IndustryDataSharing,HelicopterDesignand R&D,NewTechnolgyApplication,GeneralAviationOperation,UAV Development,HelicopterMROandTalentsCultivating. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Sep 27,2021
  • Perth Airport Introduces New COVID-19-safe Touchless Technology

    PerthAirport continuestolaunchnewCOVID-19-safeinitiativesandpracticesincluding touchlesstechnologythroughoutitsterminalsandcarparks,tomaintainthesafety ofpassengersandstaff. PerthAirport (PER)iscontinuingtorolloutnewCOVID-19-safeinitiativesandpractices, throughitscarparksandterminalstokeeppassengersandworkerssafe. PerthAirport ChiefCommercialOfficer,KateHolsgrove,saidthatPerthAirporthas reimaginedthetravellerjourneyfromcarparktoforecourt,terminal, security,flightgateandimplementedadditionalCOVID-19safemeasures,to reducetouchpointsandpromotephysicaldistancingandhandhygiene. “Theworkourteam hasdoneoverthepast18monthswasvalidated,withPerthAirportrecognised asthefirstAustralianairporttobeawardedaninternationalAirportHealth Accreditation,whichrecognisedthattheCOVID-19-safeprocessesandmeasures thatwereimplementedarerobustandworld-class,whichhasnowbeenrenewed forasecondyear. “InFY21,almost 5.9millionpeopletravelledthroughourterminalswithoutasingleCOVID-19 breach.MaintainingthesafetyofallworkersandtravellersatPerthAirport remainsourpriorityasaviationbeginstorecoverandmorepassengersbeginto travel. “Wehaveputthe necessarymeasuresinplacetoimprovesafetybutthatdoesn’tmeanourworkis finishedaswehavelookedtoreducecontactpointsatourretailoutletsandin ourcarparks. “Anewinitiative isourpartnershipwithMrYum,whooperateaworld-classfood&beverage QRcodeorderingsystemwhichwillallowpassengerstopre-orderandpayfor itemsontheirdeviceandthenpickupattheterminal,”addedHolsgrove. MrYumisa leadingF&Borderingandpaymentsplatform.Participatingvenuesupload theirmenusthatbecomeavailableviatheMrYumplatformforcustomersto order–eitherbeforetheirarrivalorastheywalkthroughtheterminalby scanningaQRcode.QRdiscswillalsobeonalltablesenablingcustomersto scanandorderandpayforfoodandbeveragesontheirmobiledevice. Holsgrove commented:“Thesystemwillintroduceatouchlessordering system,providingcustomersanenhanced experiencethroughseamlessonlineordering.Weseethisbeingparticularly powerfulasaqueuebusterintheearlymorningpeakperiod.” MrYumCEOand Co-Founder,KimTeo,saidofferingQRcodeorderingatPerthAirportwouldmake foraconvenientandseamlessin-terminalexperiencefortravellers. “MrYumisproud topartnerwithPerthAirporttoofferanelevatedexperiencetothethousands ofpeoplewhopassthroughtheairporteveryday,makingiteasierforthosein arushtograbacoffeeorabitetoeatbeforeboarding,”saidTeo. Thisservicewill beavailableatselectedoutletsinT2andT4from20September2021,withthe intentofexpandingtheservicethroughoutallterminals. Holsgrovefurther addedthattheairportisalsopreparingforareturntointernationaltravel bylaunchinganewonlineshoppingplatformthatoffersproductsandservices availableatPerthAirportincluding,duty-freeshopping. Shecontinued: “Thenewplatformshop.perthairport.com.aucreatesaseamlessandsafer shoppingexperienceforcustomerswantingtoperusetheduty-freeofferingat DufrystoreslocatedatPerthAirport.” Thisexpandeduse oftechnologyallowsustosellanyproductorserviceavailableatPerth Airportonlineandwearecurrentlyusingtheplatformsothattravellerscan purchaseaccesstotheAspireLoungeinT2. “Wewillbeworking withourretailpartnerstoexpandtheproductsandservicesavailableonthe platforminthecomingmonths,makingiteasierforpassengerstoshopinthe waymostconvenientforthem. “Wehavealso introducednewwavetechnologywhichallowsmotoriststoenterourcarparks withouthavingtotouchtheentryorexitandpaymachines. “Other infrastructureinvestmentsmadebyPerthAirportduringCOVID-19onprojects suchas:theCommonUserSelfServicecheck-ins,theInternationalGateUpgrade ProjectandtheAirportManagementSystemUpgrade,willdeliverhigherquality travelexperienceforpassengersandwillreducethenumberoftouchpointsin thetravellerjourney.Theywillalsodeliversignificantoperational efficienciesforourairlinepartnerswhowillbeevenmorecostconsciousas theyemergefromCOVID-19,”saidHolsgrove. “The effortsofthePerthAirport teamhavegiventhegovernmentandthecommunity confidencethatairtravelisCOVID-19-safe.Thiswillbeessentialtothe recoveryoftheaviationsector,aswehopefullymovetowardtoareturnto normalinthepost-COVID-19 era.” Underthis background,theInternationalSmartAirportDevelopmentForumwillbeheldonNovember30th–December1st,2021inShanghai,China. TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandCivilAircraft OperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACShanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo., LtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo., Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5Gand ArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,Innovation Infrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,Energy ConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement Registeryourinterestor getintouchwithLUCYformore details.

    Sep 27,2021
  • Fiest Air France Airbus A320 Refitted With Safran ECOS Shelf Bins

    The firstAirFranceA320retrofittedwithSafranCabinECOSShelfBinsand installedbyAirFranceIndustriesinJuly2021,returnstoservicewith success. The ECOS"EfficientCabinOpenSpace"shelfbinsofferupto60%more storagecapacity.Thenewluggagecompartmentsareequippedwitheasytoreach doorsthatdonotencroachintothecabinaisleandprovidealowershelf heightforeaseofloadingandvisibility.Theyprovideaneasierandsmoother boardingexperience,greatlyreducingthetimespentsearchingforluggage spaceortheneedtoputcertainbagsinthecargohold.Aircraftturnaround timesalsoreducetoimproveefficiencyandon-timeperformance. The ECOSInteriorisrobust,lightweight,andeasytomaintain.Theinstallationof theECOSsystemwasextremelyefficientwithcertificationoftheinterior facilitatedbymeansofFAAandEASASupplementalTypeCertification.The modificationalsoincludedtheinstallationofMovableClassDividerssupplied bySafranCabin. Air FranceisthefirstcompanytochooseSafranCabin’sECOS"EfficientCabin OpenSpace"shelfbinsandtheywillequipintotal24AirFranceAirbus A320s. Under thisbackground,the5thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnology InternationalForum&The26thMaintenanceandSpareSupportConferencewillbeheldinOctober20th-21stinQingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnology Sub-committeeofCSAA&ShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics, organizedbyQingdaoAirlinesCo.,Ltd,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineering CompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd& Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.WillmainlydiscussAviationSpares Sharing,DomesticAircraftOperationSupport,BigDataandPredictive Maintenance,AviationSuppliesSupportwhenImportTariffDecline,Maintenance andNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithLucyformore details.

    Sep 29,2021
  • Airbus to Deliver US-completed Commercial Aircraft with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

    Airbushasreachedanagreementwith SignatureFlightSupporttosupplySAFtoitsMobilefacility Airbus willstartdeliveringallaircraftfromitsU.S.ManufacturingFacilityin Mobile,Alabama,withSustainableAviationFuel(SAF)onboardlaterthisyear. TheinitiativeisafurthersteptowardfulfillingAirbus’commitmentto carbon-neutralgrowthintheaviationsector. Airbus hasreachedanagreementwithSignatureFlightSupporttosupplySAFtoits Mobilefacility.NolaterthanNovember2021,allaircraftdeliveredto customerswillbepoweredbyablendofSAFandconventionaljetfuel.Signature FlightSupportisworkinginpartnershipwithWorldEnergytoprovidethe U.S.-sourcedSAFtoAirbus. “Delivering ourMobile-producedaircraftwithSAFisanimportant,iterativesteptoward solvingthecarbonchallenge,”saidJeffKnittel,ChairmanandCEOofAirbus Americas,Inc.“SAFisapositivecontributortoenhancedsustainabilityin aviationsinceitenablesuptoan80%reductionofCO2acrossthefuel lifecycle.Wearecommittedtomakingsustainablefuelsaneverydayreality withuseonanincreasinglylargerscale,andthisannouncementisfurther evidenceofthat.” From itsU.S.ManufacturingFacilityinMobile,Alabama,AirbusdeliversbothA220 andA320FamilyaircrafttoU.S.-basedcustomers.Since2016,thecompanyhas deliveredmorethan260AirbusaircraftfromMobile—54ofwhichhavebeen turnedovertoairlinesin2021alone. The greenandsustainabledevelopmentofaviationindustryisthegoalofaviation enterprisesallovertheworldatpresent.Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualChinaAviationIndustry ShanghaiSummit2021willberescheduledtoDecember 2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Sep 27,2021
  • L&L Products Launches A New FST Aircraft Interior Edge and Core Filler Compound

    L&LProductslaunchesanewFST aircraftinterioredgeandcorefillercompound L&LProductsbringsanewapproachto fillandreinforceaerospacesandwichpanelswithL&LReinforceL-9060. L&LReinforceL-9060bringsanewapproachtofillandreinforceaerospace interiorsandwichpanelsbyprovidingasolutiontoimprovethetraditionally manualprocessofothertwo-componenthoneycombpanelreinforcements. Withtheneedtolocallyreinforcethe honeycomborclose-outpaneledgestoprotectagainstimpactorhumidity,the necessityforasolutionprovidingarigid,low-densityepoxy-basedFST syntacticoptionthatmeetsallaerospacerequirementsispresentinthe industry.L&Lusedthisopportunitytoworkwithaerospacecustomersto developasolutiontoaddressprocess,qualityandwasteissueswhilemeeting allindustryregulatoryrequirements. Productbenefitsinclude: Process: Easytouseandcleanwithnohandmixing,accuratemixingoftwocomponents, nowaste,andsuitableforautomaticmeteringpumps.Theequipmenttoprocess thecartridgeisastandard400mlmanualorpneumaticgun. Lightweight: Ultralightweightdensity(0.55kg)tohelpreducetheoverallweightof aircrafts,thereforereducingCO2emissionsandfuelconsumption. FST: CompliantwithFAR/JAR25.853,whichreinforcessafetyonboardandreduces certificationcost. Safety: ContainsnoCarcinogenic,Mutagenic,orReprotoxic(CMR)substances,isREACH compliant,andcontainsnoodor. PatrickSiboni,KeyAccountManager– Aerospace&CompositesatL&LProductssaid:“Weareproudto commerciallyreleasethisnewsyntacticedgefiller,complianttothestringent aerospaceFSTregulations.Usingstateoftheartandenvironmentallysafe components,L&LProductsisabletoprovideourcustomersasolutionto improvetheirprocess,theirpartquality,andtheoperator’scomfortand safetywhilegloballyreducingwaste,weight,andcost” ExtrusionofL-9060iseasy,whichresults insimpleapplicationtothehoneycombcells.Thematerialcanbespreadalong edgesandeasilysmoothedwithaspatula.L-9060curesatroomtemperatureand canbemilledorsanded2.5hoursafterapplication.Panelsarethenreinforced andprotectedbyL-9060,whichcreatesarigidandimpact-resistant reinforcement.L-9060alsocreatesfastercuringandmoreefficientprocessing methodsthanthetraditionalmethodatalowercost.Inaddition,theunfinishedtwo-component cartridgecanbeclosedandkeptatroomtemperatureforfutureuse,avoiding unnecessarywaste. Aircraftinterioriscurrentlythemost usedcompositematerialsamongaircraftcomponents,forthepurposeof lightweight,flameretardantandcomfort.Underthisbackground,the7th Annual AeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnology InternationalForum 2021willbeheldonDecember2nd-3rd,2021, inShanghai.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickhereto registeryourinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Sep 29,2021
  • Reducing blisk inspection times by up to 50%

    Anewultra-highaccuracylasersensor inspection solution withdedicated softwareforaircraftcomponent inspection enables manufacturers toreduceprogrammingandinspection times.Seehowthenewsolutioncuts blisk inspectiontimesbyupto 50%. Hexagon reducesbliskmeasurementcycletimewithproduction-readysolution A specialisedCMMsolutionhelpsaerospacemanufacturerssignificantlyreducethe creationandexecutionofmeasurementroutines.    Hexagon’s ManufacturingIntelligencedivisionhaslaunchedanewLeitzReferenceHPHTA blisksolution,enablingaerospacemanufacturerstoreducebliskinspection timesbyasmuchas50percent. By bringingtogethertheLeitzReferenceCMM,theHP-Onon-contactinterferometric lasersensorandspecialisedBladedRotorsMeasurementsoftwareinasingle solution,Hexagonenablesmanufacturerstosignificantlycutthetimeittakes todevelopandexecutebliskmeasurementroutines. Ryan Toole,NorthAmericanProductManagerforAutomatedMeasurementSystemssays: “Hexagon’snewLeitzReferenceHPHTAsolutionforblisksovercomesthe obstaclesthathavetraditionallymadecomplexbliskinspectionaslow, painstakingtask.Nowaerospacemanufacturerscanincreaseproductivityby creatingandrunninganoptimisedbliskmeasurementroutineinhours,when beforeittypicallytookdaysorevenweeks.” Blisks havecomplexgeometriesthatmakethemdifficultandtime-consumingtoinspect. TheLeitzReferenceHPHTAsolutionworkswithHexagon’sHP-Onon-contact interferometriclasersensorandBladedRotorsMeasurementsoftwaretodeliver preciseinspectiondatawithmarket-leadingspeedandflexibility.Hexagon’s BladedRotorsMeasurementsoftwareusesacombinationofparametrictechniques, automatedpathplanningforairfoilmeasurementandcollisionavoidanceto reducemeasurementroutinecreationtimebyasmuchas70%,whilealso facilitatingmeasurementexecution. Other advantagesofthesystemincludetheabilitytoautomaticallyadjustscanning speedsdependingonthecomplexityandimportanceoftheareabeingmeasured. PleasescantheQR tofillinthedemandform,wewillcontactyouassoon aspossible.   

    Sep 15,2021
  • Denali Turboprop Completes First Engine Test Runs

    Textron’sBeechcraftDenali single-engineturbopropaircrafthascompleteditsinitialgroundenginetest runsandremainsoncoursetomakeitsmaidenflightwithinthenextthree months. Thefive-seatDenalicanachievecruise speedsof330mph(530km/h)andhasarangeof1,800miles(3,000km).The aircraftfeaturesGarminG3000 avionicsandthelargestcabininitsclassandusesGEAviation’snewCatalystengine. Thegroundengineruns,whichtookplace atTextronAviation’swestcampusinWichita,Kansas,verifiedthe functionalityofthefuelsystemandengine,aswellastheinterfacewiththe avionicsandelectricalsystems. saidChrisHearne,seniorvicepresident ofengineeringatTextronsaid,“Thesesuccessfulenginerunsareasignificant steptowardtheupcominginauguralflightfortheBeechcraftDenali,andthey areatestamenttothedeterminationandcollaborationfromboththeTextron AviationandGEAviationteams. “TheDenalifeaturesatechnologically advancedenginethatburnslessfuel.Ithasanintuitiveavionicssuitethat easespilotworkloadandboaststhemostspaciouscabininitssegment.Weare excitedtogetthisaircraftintothehandsofoureagercustomers.” GEAviation’s1,300shafthorsepower(SHP)-rated Catalystenginehascompletedover2,450hoursoftestingandispreppingfora firstflightonitsBeechcraftKingAirflyingtestbed.TheCatalystengineis hasmoreefficientfuelburnthanolderturbopropenginesandcanalsouse sustainableaviationfuel. TheBeechcraftDenalidevelopment programhasachievedseveralmilestonesinrecentmonths.Earlierthissummer, GEAviationCatalystenginewasinstalledontheBeechcraftDenaliprototype airframeandtheaircraftwaspoweredonforthefirsttime. TwootherDenaliflighttestaircraft arealsoindevelopment.Threeadditionalgroundtestarticleswillbeusedfor theairframestaticandfatiguetests,andforcabininteriordevelopmentand testing.ThecompanyanticipatescertificationfortheDenaliin2023. Since2012,theChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyInternationalForum(CAPTIF)hasbeenheldin Shanghai,Xi'an,Shenyang,Chengdu,ChangshaandGuiyanginturn.Ithasbeen successfullyheldforeightsessions,attractingmorethan2000industry expertsandrepresentativesfromhundredsofenterprisesinmorethan20 countriesaroundtheworld.Hunanaviationindustryhasalonghistory, itisnotonlytheresearchandproductionbaseofsmallandmedium-sized aero-enginesinChina,butalsothebirthplaceofthefirstaero-engineinNew Chinaandthefirstfullyindependentlydevelopedaero-engine.Ithascreated severalfirstsintheaviationindustryinNewChina.Importantmemberunitsof China'saero-engineindustryhavealsotakenrootintheprovince.OnMay2018, AECCdisclosedAES100civilturboshaftengineandAEP500civilturbopropengine forthefirsttime.Inthefuture,themarketprospectofcivilturboshaftand turbopropaeroenginesinChinaisbroad.Itisexpectedthatby2035,there willbenearly3000AES100enginesandnearly3500AEP500engines. Underthisbackground,the9thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyInternational ForumwillbeheldintheChangshaCityonNovember 25thto26th,focusesonthe"14thFive-Year Pplan"andmediumandlong-termdevelopmentplan,withthethemeof digitalandintelligentdevelopmentofaviationpropulsiontechnology,and focusesonthe"safedevelopmentandgreendevelopment", "simulationtechnology","advancedtestandtest technology","structuralstrengthtechnology"ofsmalland medium-sizedcivilaviationturboshafts,turbopropsandpistonengines "Partsdesignandmanufacturingtechnology","newmaterials,new processes"and"maintenancesupport"andotherrelatedtopics, wesincerelyinviteyourparticipationtocontributetothedevelopmentof technologyinChina.RegisterorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetail.

    Sep 10,2021
  • Electric Power May Transform Regional Airline Business Models

    Muchofthe momentumforintroducingelectricaircrafttocommercialserviceisaresponse tomountingpressuretoreduceairtransport’simpactontheenvironmentand meettargetsforreducingtheindustry’scarbonfootprint.Butincreasingly, thecompaniesdevelopingtheaircraftsayastrongeconomiccaseexistsfor moving awayfromdependenceonjet-Afuel that promises significantreductionsinoperatingcostsandthe potentialtomakeshort,thinroutesviablewithsmalleraircraft. Ampairehas begunthenextphaseofUK-basedflighttrialsforitsplanstoconvertnine- to19-seatregionalairliners,startingwiththeTwinOtterandtheIslander, tohybrid-electricpropulsion.Thecompany’sElectricEELtechnology demonstratorisoperatingbetweenExeterAirportandCornwallAirportNewquay inthesouthwestofEnglandtoevaluateoperationalneedsforcommercial servicesthatthecompanysayscouldstartby2024.Seniorvicepresidentfor globaloperationsSusanYingtoldAINthatAmpaire has alsostartedworkonaclean-sheetdesignforahybrid-electric19-seater. Thetrials, usingaconvertedsix-seatCessna337Skymaster,arepartoftheUK government-backed2Zeroprogram(TowardsZeroEmissionsinRegionalAircraft Operations),which isevaluatingthecaseforhybrid-electricflightsout ofthesouthwestofEngland.Theyfollowaseriesofflightsconductedearlier thismonthinnorthern ScotlandaspartoftheSustainableAviationTest Environmentproject,whichisbackedbytheUK’sIndustrialStrategyChallenge Fund andsupportedbypartnersincludingregionalairlinerLoganairand HighlandsandIslandsAirports. Ampaireispart oftheUK-based2Zeroconsortium,whichwassetuptoexploreregionalaviation electricflightsolutions.In2020,itreceived£2.4million ($3.3 million)fromthegovernment-backedUKResearchandInnovation(UKRI)agency’s FutureFlightChallengefundtosupplementaround£5millionthatthepartnersare investingthemselves.TheotherpartnersincludeExeterAirport,Cornwall AirportNewquay,Loganair,Rolls-RoyceElectrical,theUniversityof Nottingham,theHeartoftheSouthwestLocalEnterprisePartnership,andUK PowerNetworkServices. Rolls-Royceis workingonanewbatterysystemthatcouldbeswiftlyswappedwhileaircraft arebetweenflights.Theaircraftenginemakerisalsoworkingonathermal managementsystemfortheEPSwithafocusonreducingweight. However,thisis farfrombeingtheonlyoptionforairlineslookingtoturntheirfleetsgreen. UK-basedstart-upFaradairisfinalizingthedesignforitsBioElectricHybrid Aircraft(BEHA).Thehybrid-electric18-seatmodelwillbepoweredbya HoneywellturbogeneratorandelectricmotorsprovidedbyMagniX,whichhasits ownplanstoconvertTwinOtterstoelectricpropulsion. Faradairaimsto certifytheBEHAunderPart23rulesby2026andsaysthefixed-wingaircraft willbeabletoflyuptoaround1,000nmfromrunwaysasshortas1,000feet. Itsprojectedserviceceilingis14,000feetanditscruisespeedisaround200 kts. Accordingto companyfounderandCEONeilCloughley,hisaircrafthasthepotentialto bypassbusierairports,reducingjourneytimesandopeninguptripsforwhich nocommercialairlineservicecurrentlyexistsorwouldbeviable.Hehas arguedthatsomeregionalairlineshavestruggledtosustainprofitabilityby operatingfrommajorairports,suchasLondonHeathrowwhereelevatedcost structuresmakeithardforthemtobecompetitive. “Imagineifyou couldcarryupto18passengersfromanairfieldfivemilesuptheroad[froma majorairport]withoutthecrowds,security[delays],andhigh-costbase,”he toldanaviationindustrywebinarinMay.“Thatway,youcouldstartsomething reallyinteresting,andsoourshort-fieldperformancewillbevery significant.Ourprogramisaboutprovidingmobilityasaserviceandbeing disruptive.” Inairlineservice,Faradairsaysits BioElectricHybridAircraftcouldcarryupto18passengers.(Image:Faradair) InSweden,Heart Aerospaceisdevelopinganall-electric19-seatercalledtheES-19thatitsays willbereadytoenterservicebytheendofthisdecadewitharangeofaround 217nm.InJuly,UnitedAirlinesanditsregionalaffiliateMesaAirannounced aprovisionalpurchaseagreementfor200ofthenewmodel,withoptionsfor100 more.TheU.S.companiesalsosaidtheyarejoiningBreakthroughEnergy Venturesina$35millionSeriesAfundingroundforthestart-up. Acrossthe borderinNorway,ScandinavianregionalairlineWideroeisthelaunchcustomer forTecnam’sall-electricP-Volt.Rolls-RoyceElectricalisdevelopinga propulsionsystemforthenine-seatcommutermodel,whichisbasedonthe Italianmanufacturer’sexistingP2012Travellertwin-pistonutilityaircraft. TheP-Volt’s shorttakeoffandlandingcapabilityshouldmakeitsuitableforthemanysmall airportsWideroeservesacrossNorway,wherealotofcommunitiesarefaced withlongroadconnectionstoothercities.PriortotheCovid-19pandemic, Wideroeoperatedaround400dailyflightsto44airports,withmanyoftheseroutes beingshorterthan150nm.TheNorwegiangovernmentispressingforthe introductionofelectrifiedaircraftondomesticflightsstartingin2030to meetitsobjectiveofan80percentreductioninemissionsby2040. Earlierthis year,PipistrelconfirmeditsplanstodevelopitsMinilinerfamilyof19-seat regionalairliners,whichitsayswillbeabletoservesectorsofuparound 544nmandatspeedsofupto261kts.AccordingtotheSlovenia-based company’schieftechnologyofficer,TineTomazic,theaircraftwillhave40 percentlowerdirectoperatingcoststhansimilar-sizedexistingtwin-turboprop aircraftandbe25dBquieter. Pipistrelis evaluatingseveralpossiblepropulsionoptionsfortheMinilinersbutappears tofavorahydrogen-basedpowertrainwitha1MWfuelcellsystem.Itis consideringbothahybridconfigurationwithaturbineanddirectburnof hydrogenwithagoalofbeingabletooperatefour350-km(190-nm)sectorsin successionwitha100-kmor45-minutediversionreserve.Theaircraftwould likelyneedalmost2,600feetofrunway. Meanwhile,two hydrogenpropulsionspecialistsareadvancingplanstoconvertexisting regionalairliners.Andtheseoptionsareduetocometomarketwellbefore Airbusachievesitsobjectiveofgettingahydrogen-poweredairlinerinto commercialserviceby2035underitsZeroEprogram. ZeroAvia,which hasalsoreceivedUKgovernmentfunding,intendstoinstallapairof600-kW electricpropulsionsystemsandhydrogenfueltankson19-seatDornier228 aircraftprovidedbyUK-basedoperatorAurignyAirandAMCAviationoftheU.S. Thecompanyaimstogetasupplementaltypecertificatefortheconversionby 2024. Universal HydrogenisfocusingonplanstoconverttypessuchastheATRsandDash8s usinga2-MWfuelcellpowertrainanditsownconceptforstoringliquefied hydrogenincapsulesthatwouldbeloadedintoacompartmentattherearofthe cabin.InApriltheCalifornia-basedstart-upsecured$20.5millioninSeriesA fundinganditsbackersincludeJetBlue,Airbus,andfuelcellspecialist PlugPower.Icelandair,Spain’sAirNostrum,andAlaska-basedRavnAirhaveall signedlettersofintenttoreplacetheirexistingPratt&Whitney turbopropsintheirDash8andATRfleetsby2025. Meanwhile, AmpaireisusingtheElectricEELtocompletethedevelopmentofits three-moduleelectricpropulsionsystem(EPS),whichconsistsofanelectric motor,apowerinverterunit,andasetofbatteries.Ontheconverted Skymaster,thissystemdrives asinglepropelleratthefrontofthe aircraft,whileaContinentalIO-550 pistonengine,mountedontherearof theaircraft,actsintheoriginalpusher-configurationrole. Aftercompleting flightsbetweenScotland’sOrkneyIslandsandWickonthemainland,the ElectricEELmadea418-mileflightfromPerthtoExeteronAugust23.This brokeAmpaire’spreviousrecordforthelongesthybrid-electricsectorof341 miles,which wasflowninOctober2020betweenLosAngelesandSan Francisco. YingtoldFutureFlightthat oncedevelopmentworkontheEPSiscompleteitwilllikelytakeanothertwo yearstofinishtheSTCprocessforaircraftliketheTwinOtterandthe Islander.Ampaire,whichisnowownedbyflightbookingplatformSurfAir, believesitcandeliverreductionsinoperatingcostsofaround30percent. Inadditionto cuttingemissionsfromjet-A-burningengines,thecompanysays,itcandeliver 30percentreductionsinoperatingcosts,whichwouldsupportabusinesscase fornewscheduledservicesbetweensmallerairports.YingtoldanAugust24 mediabriefingatExeterAirportthattheexistentialchallengesfacedby regionalairlinesduringtheCovidcrisishavemadeitevenmoreimperativeto drivedownoperatingcostswhilealsomakingshort-haulservices environmentallysustainable.“It’snotenoughtojustdemonstratethatthe [hybrid-electric]propulsiontechnologyworks,”shestated.“You’vegottobe abletoshowthatit’seconomicallyfeasibleandthattheoperationalaspects areaswell.” Provingthe operationalfeasibilityofhybrid-electricfleetsisakeyaspectofAmpaire’s flighttrialsintheUK,buildingonworkitdidlastyearinHawaiiwith regionaloperatorMokulele.Workingwithitsairportandairlinepartners,the companyhasbeenfocusingonfactorssuchasrechargingbatteriesduringfast groundturnarounds,whichinsmallairfieldsonScottishislandscanbelimited tobetweenfourand10minutes. AtExeter Airport,Ampaireispricingoutthreepotentialsolutionstomakerecharging electricaircraftefficientandeconomicallyviable.Theseincludeinstalling directchargingstationsusingrenewableenergysourcestoconnectdirectly withtheaircraft; aprocessforchargingsetsofbatteriesthatwould thenbeusedtorechargeaircraftbatteries;andarrangementsforrapidly swappingoutbatterieswhileaircraftare ontheground.Thecompany’s engineeringteamisalsoworkingonplanstodesignaseriesofbatteries specificallyforaviationuseratherthandependingonhardwaredevelopedfor roadvehicles. PeteDavies, managingdirectorofpublicly ownedCornwallAirportNewquay,seesthenew aircraftopeningupexcitingroutesforcommunitiesthatotherwisehaveto acceptlongdrivesorinconvenientrailconnectionstoreachotherpartsofthe UK.“Wehaveanobligationtobepartofprojectslikethisbecausethepeople ofCornwall[England’smostsouthwesterlycounty]arelookingforwardtoflying beingamoreviableandgreeneroption.Thiscouldleapfrogothermodesof transport.” Inhisview,the transitiontoelectricorhydrogenaircraftcouldhappensoonerinairports likeCornwall,fromwhichscheduledflightsincludea16-seateroperationon the60-nmsectortotheIslesofScillyand29-seaterconnectionstocitiesin thenorthofEngland.DaviessaysheanticipatesUKgovernmentsupportto stimulateoperatorstostepuptomeetitsobjectiveofzero-carbondomestic flightsby2040. For2Zeroand SustainableAviationTestEnvironmentprogrampartnerLoganair,theworkwithAmpaire ispartoftheUKoperator’sGreenSkiesinitiativethroughwhichithas committedtoachievingcarbon-freeaircraftoperationsby2040.Ithasstarted thisprocessbyoffsettingcarbonemissionsfromitsflightsbutwantstofirm upaplanforconvertingorreplacingitsexistingfleet,whichincludes Islanders,TwinOtters,andSaab340s,aswellasATR42sand72sand the EmbraerERJ135and145jets. “We’redrivenby whattechnologyisavailableandnoneoftheplannedsolutionsarethereyet,but wewilltransitiontothesetypesoftechnologies,”AndySmith,Loganair’shead ofsustainabilitystrategy,toldAIN.Thisiswhytheoperatoris supportingseveralinitiatives,includingZeroAvia’sprogramandtheUK-based ProjectFresson,whichislookingatswitchingIslanderstohydrogen. Inits collaborationwithAmpaire,itissharingdetailedinformationonits operationalrequirements.“We’reoneofthefewlarger[regional]airlinesthat stilloperatesmalleraircraft,andwiththeshortrunwaysandaustere facilitieswedependon,assumptionsaboutrechargingbattery-basedelectric systemscanbeverywrong,”saidSmith. Likeother operators,Loganairishavingtocalculateatwhatpointitshouldcommittoan availablehybrid,all-electric,orhydrogen-basedfleetupgradeoption,mindful thatimprovedtechnologymightbejustaroundthecorner.Itisattractedto hydrogenbecausethiscanbeproducedinacompletelycarbon-freeway,using waterandsolarpower. “Thenubofthe problemisthatthereissomuchexcitingtechnologycomingandwedon’twant togetstuckinachicken-and-eggsituation[betweenconvertedaircraftthat couldbeavailablesoonerornewaircraftthatmighttakelonger],sothereis somepossiblepainforearlyadopters,”Smithstated. Inhisview, governmentsupportorinducementswillbeneededforairlines,especiallyin thewakeoftheCoviddisruption,tobeabletojustifythesignificant financialcommitmentforgoinggreen.Somethatarepushingforzerocarbon aviation havesuggestedthatgovernmentsshouldstarttaxingcommercial aviationfueltoforceaswitchfromfossilfuel,butSmithsaidthatwouldn’t helporbereasonable. “Carbontaxation won’thelptheairlinestoswitch,”hecommented.“Thecostofsustainable aviationfuelisalreadythreeorfourtimeshigherthanjetfuel. When jetfuelcostasmuchasthatpreviously,airlinesweregoingoutofbusiness left,right,andcenter.Airlineshavemadepowerfulvoluntarycommitments. We’vealreadybeenpayingforcarbonthrough[theEuropean]emissionstrading schemeforalmostadecade,butourrailcompetitorshaven’thadthiscost, evenwhentheyareburningdiesel.” Inthefirst instance,Loganairexpectstofaceincreasedownershipcostsfromswitchingto neworconvertedaircraft,soitispressingcompanieslikeAmpairetoreduce theoverallcostsoftheirpropulsionsolutions.“Thiscouldmakeairlines rethinktheiroperatingmodels,”heconcluded.“Itcouldmakeflyingveryshort distancespractical,andthiswillmeanchangessuchasbeingableto communicatedigitallywithcustomers[overflightavailability]andmakingthe airportexperiencequickerandmoreseamless.” Anewjoint studypublishedinAugustbytransportationconsultantsRolandBergerandthe RoyalNetherlandsAerospaceCentre(NLR)questions whetherelectric aircraftcanever competeoncostwithexistingairliners.Thestudy's answeristhattheymightbeabletoatasmallscale,butonlywithsomeform ofgovernmentsubsidies. Forthepurposes ofthestudy,NLRdevelopedahypothetical19-seatsub-regionalall-electric aircraftbasedonmodifyinga1980s-vintageBAEJetstream32twinturbopropand determinedthatitwouldbeabletooperateonroutesofuptoaround700km (381nm).Thiswasbasedonwhattheauthors,NikhilSachdeva,seniorproject managerwith RolandBerger,andWimLammen,aresearchengineerwithNLR, admitistheoptimisticassumptionthatbatterieswithanenergydensityof 1,000Wh/kgwouldbeavailable.Eventhen,itisacknowledgedthataturbine enginewouldbeneededasabackup. Atfacevalue, thereportconcludesthatthisaircraftwouldbe10percentlessexpensivethan aconventionalsub-regionalaircraftduetoitslowerenergyandmaintenancecosts. However,theauthorssaythisdoesnottakeaccountofreal-world factors suchasairportchargesandtheneedformoresectorstobeflowntocarrythe samenumberoffare-payingpassengersaslargerregionalairliners.Oncethese arefactoredin,theimaginaryelectricaircraftwouldbe35percentmore expensivethanEmbraer’slargerERJ-145jet,45percentmoreexpensivethanthe ATR42twin-turboprop,and65percentmorecostlythanthemuchlargerA319neo. Theauthors propose that governmentsshouldsubsidizeairportchargestoencouragetheuseofmore environmentallyfriendlyelectricaircraft.Theyalsoacknowledge that thesecouldusesmaller,less-expensive airportsthatwouldoffermore directdoor-to-doorconnectionsfortravelers Asahighvalue-added,high-techindustry, civilaircraftmechanicalandelectricalindustryisnotonlyanimportantpart ofaviationindustry,butalsoanimportantfieldoftechnologicalinnovation anddevelopment.Aviationmechanicalandelectricalindustrycoversawide rangeofprofessional,high-techcontent,highaddedvalue,easytoexpandto otherfields,candriveelectronics,advancedmaterials,specialandprecision processing,metallurgy,chemicalindustryandothertechnologiesand industries,isthecountry,especiallydevelopedcountriesinEuropeandthe UnitedStatesattachgreatimportancetotheindustry.Incomparison,thereis stillabiggapbetweenthecoretechnologyofChina'saviationmechanicaland electricalsystemanddevelopedcountries,andthereisplentyofroomfor progressinscientificandtechnologicalinnovation. Under thisbackground,the5thAeroElectromechanicsChina  forumwillbeheldinthecityofChengduonOctober28th-29th,2021,registeryour interestorgetintouchwithLucyformore details.

    Sep 10,2021
  • China Boosts In-flight Internet Connectivity on Commercial Airplanes

    BEIJING--Chinahasbeenpromoting in-flightnetworkconnectivityservicesoncommercialairplanes,akeymovein buildingasmartcivilaviationindustry,accordingtotheCivilAviation AdministrationofChina(CAAC). Arecentlyissuedtechroadmapshowed thedevelopmentpathforthenew-generationbroadbandcommunication technologiesinthecivilaviationindustry. Inthetechroadmap,theCAACproposed forthefirsttimetheimplementationpathofanewgenerationofaviation broadbandcommunicationtechnologiesrepresentedby5Gtechnology. Theroadmapalsoofferstechguidance forindustryplayers,aimingtohelpboostthecoordinateddevelopmentand comprehensiveapplicationofbroadband-centeredaviationcommunication technologies. Thankstoconstantprogressand implementationofmoderntechnologies,thein-flightinternetsurfing experiencehasbeengreatlyenhancedfromcabinlocalnetworkinitiallyto higherspeedbroadbandconnectivity. AsoftheendofJune,atotalof769 commercialairplanesof21Chineseairlineshadbeenequippedwithin-flight internetservices,up18percentfrom2020,CAACdatashows. Themoveofbuildingsmartcivil aviationisexpectedtoprovidenewspaceforindustrydevelopmentanddrive theindustrytogrowinahigh-qualityandhigh-efficiencymanner. Inthe14thFive-YearPlanperiod (2021-2025),theCAACwillintegratethe"smart"conceptand technologiesintoindustrygrowth,indiversifiedfieldssuchasnew infrastructureconstructionandindustrydigitaltransformation. In2020,Chinaremainedtheworld's second-largestcivil-aviationmarketintermsofpassengerthroughputforthe 15thconsecutiveyear. China'scivil aviationisinanewstageofhistoricaldevelopment,aviationtransportation hassteadilyandrapidlyimprovedinspeed,qualityandefficiency,its proportioninthenationalcomprehensivetransportationsystemhasincreased yearbyyear,thetotalturnoverofairtransportationhascontinuedtorank secondintheworldsince2005.Withtherapidgrowthofthedomesticcivilaviationmarketandtheimpact ofemergingbusinessmodelssuchasonlinetourismonthecompany'straditional business,thetraditionalmanagementandoperationmethodshavebeenunableto matchthecompany'sdevelopmentrequirements.CAACissuedtheImplementation OpinionsofCAAConPromotingtheConstructionofNewInfrastructureand PromotingtheHigh-QualityDevelopmentofCivilAviationandtheFive-Year ActionPlanofCAAConPromotingtheConstructionofNewInfrastructure, Guidedby"digitalperception,datadecision-making,leanmanagementand meticulousservice",withtheconstructionofindustryinfrastructurebase andsmartecologyasthecore,selectkeyenvironmentsandapplication scenarios,andlaythefoundationforacceleratingthedigitaloperationof civilaviationindustrythroughconceptinnovation,mechanisminnovation, processinnovationandtechnologicalinnovation. Underthis background,AviationDigitalOperation TechnologyInternationalForum2021isplannedtobeheldin XiamencityfromNovember18to19,2021,thethemeofthisforumis“Focuson digitalempowermentandacceleratetheintelligentdevelopmentandreformof civilaviationinChina”,payattentiontothemulti-domainandmulti-agent digitaltransformationandintelligentupgradingofairlines,hubairportsand operationsupportunits,focusonthemaincontentsofsmarttravel,smart logistics,smartoperation,smartsupervision,publicservicesandinnovation infrastructure,improveaircraftoperationsafety,operationefficiencyand productionorganizationcapacity,andpromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentof theindustry.Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Sep 10,2021
  • The World's First Hydrogen-Powered Helicopter Could Soon Land on a Helipad Near You

    Thezero-emissionshelicopterscouldbein theairby2025. Hydrogenisbeingproposedasan emissions-freefuelthatcouldhelpcleanupaviation’sreputationasamajor carbonemitter.Butmanyaviationpunditsseehydrogenasapipedreamthatis atleast15or20yearsfromreality. Two companiesrecentlyannouncedapartnershiptodevelopanelectrichelicopterthatwouldmakeitsfirst flightin2023.PiaseckiAircraftCorp.saiditplanstodevelopthePiaseckieVTOLPA-890using HyPoint’shydrogenfuel-cellsystem. “Initial labtestingfundedbyPiaseckilastwinterdemonstratedthetechnicalviability ofHyPoint’shydrogenfuel-cellsystem,”saidCEOJohnPiasecki,notingit wouldbethefirstmannedhydrogen-poweredhelicopter.“Successwillpavethe wayforcollaborationwithothereVTOLOEMswithdifferentplatformsizesto ensurebroadapplicationsofthistechnology.” HyPointsaysitscompacthydrogenfuelcellhasfourtimesthe energydensityoflithium-ionbatteriesandtwicethepowerofexisting hydrogenfuel-cellsystems. CourtesyHyPoint Hydrogen-powered aircrafthavebeenlimitedtoafewexperimentaldesigns,includingZeroAvia,whichbecamethefirst companytosuccessfullycompleteahydrogen-electricpassengerflightona modifiedPiperM-Classaircraft.Anumberofaircraftdesigners,including Alaka’iTechnologies,Bartini,GigajouleJugConsulting,UrbanAeronauticsand HappyTakeoff,alsoseehydrogenpowerasbeingcriticalfortheeVTOLsegment. California-based HyPoint,whichalsosignedadevelopmentagreementwithZeroAvia,saysits fuel-cellsystemisbetterthanexistinglithium-batteryandotherhydrogen fuelcellsystemsonthemarket.Thesystem,accordingtoHyPoint,hasfour timestheenergydensityofexistinglithium-ionbatteriesandtwicethe specificpowerofexistinghydrogenfuel-cellsystems.Italsoclaimsthat operatingcostsonturbine-poweredrotorcraft—i.e.,conventional helicopters—willbeupto50percentlower. “The much-anticipatedarrivalofeVTOLs,andsimilaraircraft,hasbeenseverely hinderedbythetechnicallimitationsofexistingpowersystems,”saidDr.Alex Ivanenko,founderandCEOofHyPoint.“Thisnewstrategicpartnershipwill dramaticallyacceleratedeliverytimelinesbyequippingeVTOLmanufacturers withnext-generationhydrogenfuelcellsystemsthatmeettheiruniqueneeds.” HyPoint usescompressedairforcoolingandoxygensupplyforitsfuel-cellsystem. Ivanenkosaiditcanachieveupto2,000wattsperkilogramofspecificpower, whichisthreetimesthepower-to-weightratiooftraditional,liquid-cooled hydrogenfuel-cellsystems.Italsohasupto1,500watt-hoursperkilogramof energydensityforlongranges. Underthis background,The37thChinaHelicopterAcademicExchangeConference&The 5thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForumwillbeheldinOctober,2021inNanjing, China.TheforumwasadvisedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsand Astronautics,hostedbyChineseHelicopterSocietyandNanjingUniversityof AeronauticsandAstronautics,supportedbyShanghaiGeneralAviation Association,organizedbyNanjingResearchInstituteonSimulationTechnique, ChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,AVICChangheAircraftIndustry (Group)CorporationLtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforum willmainlyfocusonPolicyInterpretation,IndustryDataSharing, HelicopterDesignandR&D,NewTechnolgyApplication,GeneralAviation Operation,UAVDevelopment,Helicopter MROandTalentsCultivating. Register your interestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.     

    Sep 7,2021
  • Biometrics Will Eventually Be A Reality at All Brazilian Airports

    Sixairportshavealreadygonethroughthe pilotphaseoftheBrazilianfederalgovernment’sairboardingprogrammeusing facialbiometricrecognition. Usingfacialbiometricrecognitionto identifypassengerstoboardaflightisgettingclosertobecomingareality atallBrazilianairports.Biometricseliminatestheneedtopresentanidentification documentandboardingpassandmakestheprocessmoreagileandsecure.The technologyispartoftheEmbarque+Seguroprogrammeandbegantobeusedin thetestingphaseatBrasíliaInternationalAirport(BSB),earlierthismonth. Itisthefirstairportinthe Midwestandthesixthinthecountrytotestbiometricrecognitionbythe programmeconceivedbytheMinistryofInfrastructureanddevelopedbySerpro, atechnologycompanyofthefederalgovernmentinpartnershipwiththeSpecial SecretariatforDebureaucratisation,ManagementandDigitalGovernmentofthe MinistryofEconomy. “Ourexpectationisthatbytheend oftheyearthepilotwillbecompletedandbeabletolaunchthistechnology throughoutthecountry,”saidtheexecutivesecretaryoftheMinistryof Infrastructure,MarceloSampaio. Embarque+Seguroiscarriedout throughanapplicationdevelopedbySerprothatallowsairlinestoregister,at check-in,thenameandphotoofthepassenger,beinglinkedtothe CPF. Thetechnologycombinesbiometricvalidationanddataanalysis. Inadditiontoprovingtheidentity ofthosewhoareboarding,ensuringmoresafetyforpassengers,themeasure reduceswaitingtimeinlinessincethecheck-inandairboardingprocesstakes justafewseconds. “Ourexpectationistoreduce aircraftaccesstimeby25percent,thiswillreducecostsandincreaseour usersatisfaction.Airportuserswillhaveamuchfaster,betterexperience whenboardingthemandtheirfamilies”,statedexecutivesecretaryMarcelo Sampaio. Thenationalsecretaryofcivil aviationattheMinistryofInfrastructure,RoneiGlanzmann,saidthatthe initiativeprovidesabeneficialexperienceforeveryoneinvolved.“It’san agendathatmatchesperfectlywiththeincentivetotourism,withthe post-COVID-19resumption.Thisattractsnewpassengers,givesagreatersense ofsecurity,bothfromthepointofviewofpublicsafetyaswellashealth”. Biometrictest phase Theprojecthasalreadybeenapplied attheairportsofFlorianópolis(FLN),Salvador(SAL),BeloHorizonte(CNF), SantosDumont(SDU)andCongonhas(CGH).SinceOctober2020,theprogrammehas beentestedbymorethan2,500volunteerpassengersonapproximately150flights oftheairlinesLatam,GolandAzul. Theprogrammetestsrelyonthe collaborationofairlinesandairportadministration. Whenthepassengergoestocheck-in attheairport,heisinvitedtoparticipateinthebiometricsprogramme.Those whoagreeinformtheircellphonenumberandreceiveamessagerequesting authorisationtoobtaintheirdata,includingCPFandaphoto.Embarque+ Seguroguaranteesthetotalprotectionofusers’data. Afterconsent,theairlineattendant usestheapplicationdevelopedbySerprotoperformthebiometricvalidationofthecitizencomparing thedataandthephoto,takenatthetime,withthegovernmentdatabases. Oncevalidated,thepassengerisfree toenterthedepartureloungeandtheaircraft,passingthroughbiometriccontrol pointsthatmakeidentificationthrough cameras,withoutneedingtopresentidentificationdocumentandboardingpass. Underthis background,theInternationalSmartAirportDevelopmentForumwillbeheld onNovember30th–December1st,2021inShanghai,China.Theforumwas hostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandCivilAircraftOperationSupport TechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomer ServiceCo., LtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforum willmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificial Intelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,Innovation Infrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,Energy ConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement Register yourinterestorgetin touchwithlucyformoredetails.

    Sep 7,2021
  • Lufthansa Technik’s New MRO Management Solution Combines Sourcing, Monitoring and Accounting on One Platform

    One-stopdigitalsolutiontotransformthecollaborationbetweenairlinesandMROproviders 27August2021:LufthansaTechnikis furtherexpandingitscustomer-centricdigitalplatformwiththenewMRO ManagementsolutiononAVIATAR.Thenewsolutioncombinessourcing,monitoring, andaccountingononedigitalplatform. The“Sourcing”applicationprovides transparentavailabilityofallmaterialscurrentlyincludingLRUs(Line ReplaceableUnits),ARCs(AircraftRelatedComponents),C&E(Consumables &Expendables)&tools.Customerscansearchforpartnumbersor descriptions,findalternativematerialsandfilterforcertificates,condition orlocation.Quotationscanberequesteddirectlythroughtheapplication. The“Monitoring”functiongivesan up-to-dateoverviewofallplanned,current,andcompletedMROevents.Basedonthedetailsprovidedinastructured andstandardizedway,criticalissuescanbespottedimmediately,andactions canbetakenviastreamlinedcommunicationandfullydigitalapproval processes.Thefunctioniscurrentlyavailableforbasemaintenance,engine, andlandinggearevents–includingthepossibilityforlivevideoconference callsfromtheworkshop. Through“Accounting”userscanalwayshave anup-to-dateoverviewofallinvoices,duedates,anddisputes. PhilipMende,VicePresidentDigitalFleet Servicessaid,“OurnewlyintroducedMROManagementsolutiontransformsthe collaborationofairlinesandMROproviders,”said“Bydigitalizingtheentire processinonesingleplace,wesimplifyandstreamlinethevastamountof informationandcommunicationflowingbackandforthbetweenanMROandthe aircraftoperator.Wearelookingforwardtointegrateevenmorefeaturesin thecomingmonthstogetherwithLufthansaTechnikbusinessunitsandotherMRO providers.” #AVIATARpresentsMROManagement:Thenew solutioncombinesassetsourcing,monitoringof#MROeventsandaccounting functionsononedigitalplatformandeasesthecommunicationbetweenairlines andMROproviders. Launchedin2017,AVIATARisthe independentplatformfordigitalproductsandservicesdevelopedbyLufthansa Technik.Theplatformoffersitsusersdigitalproductsrangingfrompredictive maintenancetofulfilmentandautomatedsolutions.AVIATARcombinesfleet managementsolutions,datascienceandengineeringexpertisetoprovideacomprehensive rangeofintegrateddigitalservicesandproductsforairlines,MROcompanies, OEMsandlessorsthatseamlesslyintegratewithphysicalfulfilmentinTechOps andbeyond. Accessibilityindependentoflocationand time,aswellasthevisualizationofalldetailsinastructuredand standardizedform,enableuserstotakeimmediateactionwhenneeded. Underthisbackground,the5thAnnualCivil AircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum&The26th MaintenanceandSpareSupportConferencewillbeheldinOctoberinQingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyCivil AircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA&Shanghai SocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyQingdaoAirlinesCo.,Ltd, Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMAC ShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd&Galleon(Shanghai)Consulting Co.,Ltd.WillmainlydiscussAviationSparesSharing,DomesticAircraft OperationSupport,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,AviationSupplies SupportwhenImportTariffDecline,MaintenanceandNewTechnology, ModificationandTesting. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Sep 7,2021
  • Sino-Russian CR929 on Track for 2025 First Flight: Report

    ChinaandRussiaarejointlydevelopingtheCR929 The article,dated2September,alsolistsresearchanddevelopmentandother “after-sales”investmentstoamounttoaround$20billion. It addsthatconstructionofthefirstprototypeisexpectedtocommencein2022, butdidnotelaboratefurther. According tothearticle,theCR929’sfirstflightisslatedfor2025attheearliest, with“massproduction”ofthejetthreeyearslater.Italsodisclosesatarget of100aircraftdeliveredby2045. There havebeennolaunchcustomersfortheaircraft—seenmainlyasChina’swayof breakingthewidebodyduopolyheldbyBoeingandAirbus—thoughComactold FlightGlobalin2019thatdiscussionswithexistingcustomerswere ongoing. FlightGlobal hasreachedouttoComacandUnitedAircraftforcommentonthelatest development. Both airframershavebeencoyaboutprogresswiththewidebody.InJuly2020reports emergedabout“difficulties”betweenBeijingandMoscowaboutthe programme. Among thesewasthedivisionofresponsibilities:Comacwantsexclusiverightsto selltheCR929totheChinesemarket,alarger,faster-growingmarketthan Russia,whichhassincecalledfor“compromise”overthematter. The Sinaarticlereiteratedthecallforcompromise,notingthatdespitethe differences,theprojecthasnotstagnated. It notesthatwhilethecostofdevelopingawidebodymightbenewtoComac,whose onlyin-servicetypeistheARJ21regionaljet,itwillallowtheChinese airframertocapturearound10%oftheglobalwidebodymarketshare. While thecostofdevelopingawidebodyaircraftprogrammeishefty,thecommentary notesthatsuchaircraft“occupy…animportantposition”intheglobalaviation industry. At present,thewide-bodyaircraftjointlydevelopedbyChinaandRussiaismaking steadyprogress,andthetwocountriesalsoattachgreatimportancetothis cooperationproject,whichisexpectedtorealizeitsfirstflightin2025.The11th AnnualChina AviationIndustryShanghaiSummit2021willberescheduledtoDecember2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryourinterestorcontactwithlucydirectly.

    Sep 7,2021
  • Researchers Sevelop Fluorescing Composite Material That Inspects Itself

    Aninternalcrackinthe materialformsandpropagatesandatthefirstsignofdamage,itbeginsto fluoresce. Researchers havedevelopedalightweightcompositematerialsuitableforuseinthe aerospaceapplicationsthatchangescolourassoonasitisdeformed, effectivelyamaterialthatinspectsitself. Lightweight compositesare increasinglybeingusedfor load-bearing applicationsacrosstransportindustries includingaerospace,inaddition totraditionallightweightmetalssuchasaluminium,magnesiumortitanium. AccordingtoETHZurich,thisisdrivinganeedtodevelopnewtechniquesand methodsfortheearlydetectionofdamagetooreventhepossiblefailureof suchasyetunderstudiedmaterials. Mother ofpearl The researchersfromtheComplexMaterialsGroupatETHZurichin Switzerland havecreatedthelightweightmaterialfromplasticpolymerand artificialnacreormother-of-pearl.Thematerialchangescolourtoindicate internaldeformationandthusindicates possiblematerialfailureatan earlystage. Composed ofalternatinglayers,theirlaminateistranslucent,break-resistantandyet verylightweight. Artificial nacreisaspecialityoftheComplexMaterialsLaboratoryandismodelledon thebiologicalexampleofthemusselshell.Itconsistsofcountlessglass plateletsarrangedinparallel,whicharecompacted,sinteredandsolidifiedusing anpolymericresin.Thismakesitextremelyhardandbreak-resistant. The secondlayerconsistsofapolymertowhichtheresearchershaveaddedan indicatormoleculesynthesisedspecificallyforthisapplicationatthe UniversityofFribourg,Switzerland.Themoleculeisactivatedassoonasthe polymerexperiencesstretchingforces,andthischangesitsfluorescence.The morethematerialstretchesandthemoreofthesemoleculesareactivated,the moreintensethefluorescencebecomes. Fluorescence indicatesoverstressedparts “Weused fluorescentmoleculesbecauseyoucanmeasuretheincreaseinfluorescencevery wellandyoudon’thavetorelyonsubjectiveperception,”saidTommaso Magrini,leadauthorofthestudy,whichwasrecentlypublishedinthejournal ACSAppliedMaterialsandInterfaces. The systemcouldalsohavebeensetuptoproduceacolourchangethatwouldbe directlyperceptiblefromtheoutside.But:“Theperceptionofcoloursis subjectiveanditisdifficulttodrawconclusionsaboutchangesinthe material,”Magrinisays. With thehelpoffluorescence,theresearcherscanidentifyoverstressedareas withinthecompositematerialbeforefracturesform.Thisallowsearly detectionofvulnerableareasinastructurebeforecatastrophicfailure occurs. Possible applicationsofthelaminateisincomponentsintheload-bearingstructures foundinbuildings,aircraftorvehicles,whereitisessentialtodetecttheir failureatanearlystage. The nextstepforresearchersistoassessifthematerialcanbeproducedonan industrialscale.Sofar,itexistsonlyatlaboratoryscaleasaproofof concept. Asa basicscience,materialsplayavitalroleinallkindsofmanufacturing, especiallyinaviationmanufacturing,whichisthemostimportant.Civil aircraftnotonlyrequiresweightreduction,butalsorequiresreliability,so thelightweightandreliabilityofmaterialsistheprimarytaskincivil aircraftmanufacturing.The7th AnnualAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturing Technology InternationalForum2021willbeheldonDecember2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai. Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryourinterestorcontactwithlucydirectly.

    Sep 7,2021
  • Boeing 737 MAX Test Plane Takes Flight in China

    BEIJING/SYDNEY,Aug11(Reuters)-ABoeingCo(BA.N)737MAXtestplanetooktotheskiesinChinaonWednesdayastheU.S.manufacturerlookstoendanearlytwo-and-a-half-yearregulatorygroundingofthemodelinthekeytravelmarket. Flight-trackingwebsiteFlightradar24showeda737MAX7testplanetakingofffromShanghai'sPudongInternationalAirportat9:24a.m.(0124GMT),withnodestinationlisted,flyinginasouth-easterlydirection. Theflighttrackingwasincomplete,butphotosonChineseaviationblogsshoweditlandedatZhoushanPutuoshanAirport,about150km(80nauticalmiles)tothesouth,whichindustrysourcestoldReuterswastheexpecteddestination. Boeinghasa737MAXcompletionplantinZhoushantoinstallinteriorsandpaintairplaneliveries. The737MAXtestplanehadleftSeattlelastweekandarrivedinShanghaionAug.7afterrefuellingstopsinHonoluluandGuam.ReutersreportedlastweekitwasdueforitsfirsttestflightinChinaonAug.11ifallwentwell. BoeingsaiditwascontinuingtoworkwithglobalregulatorsastheycompletetheirvalidationprocessesonthemodelanddeclinedtocommentspecificallyonthetestflightinChina. Afterflighttesting,China'sregulatorisexpectedtoissueanaircraftevaluationreportandputitoutforcommentbeforepilottrainingcouldbegin,asourcewithknowledgeofthemattertoldReutersonconditionofanonymity. About30airlinesand175countrieshaveallowedthe737MAXtoreturntoservicefollowinganearlytwo-yearsafetybanaftercrashesfivemonthsapartkilled346people,plungingBoeingintoafinancialcrisissincecompoundedbythecoronaviruspandemic. Boeing's737MAXremainsgroundedinChina,wheretradetensionsbetweenWashingtonandBeijinghavecutoffsalesforyears,althoughChiefExecutiveDaveCalhounsaidlastmonthhestillexpectedthe737MAXtowinapprovalbeforeyear-end. China'saviationregulatorpreviouslyissuedthreerequirementsforthe737MAX'sreturntoservice:certifieddesignchanges,sufficientpilottraining,anddefinitivefindingsfromthecrashinvestigations. Beforethe737MAXwasgroundedinMarch2019,BoeingwassellingonequarteroftheplanesitbuiltannuallytoChinesebuyers.Foryears,simmeringtensionsbetweenWashingtonandBeijinghavecauseduncertainty. ReportingbyStellaQiuinBeijingandJamieFreedinSydney;additionalreportingbyNorihikoShirouzuinBeijing;EditingbyMuralikumarAnantharaman,StephenCoatesandRajuGopalakrishnan TheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC),whichwasthefirstcivilaviationregulatortogroundBoeing737MAXaircraftaftertwomajoraccidents,hasnotchangeditspositiononthe737MAXbeforeitcanreturntotheair:theupdateddesignmustpassairworthinesschecks;Pilotsmustreceiveadequatetraining;Thecauseofthecrashmustbeidentifiedandprovenmodificationsmade. ItisunderstoodthatChinaistheonlycountryintheworldthathasconductedrecertificationtestflightsoftheaircraft.However,duetovariousfactors,thetestflightsofothercountries'regulatoryauthoritiesinthisrecertificationaremainlyconductedinSeattleandthesurroundingareasofNorthAmerica.Therefore,sendingaircraftandengineerstoChinatosupportthetestflightscanbeinterpretedasasignthatBoeingstillattachesgreatimportancetotheChinesemarket.Understandthisbackground,the11th AnnualChinaAviationIndustryShanghaiSummit2021willberescheduledtoDecember2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai.Amongthem,thetestflighttechnologyanditsdevelopmentasanimportantplatewillfocusonthediscussionandcommunication.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Aug 26,2021
  • Virginia Tech researchers develop IGA for more efficient modeling of skin-stringer composites with complex cutouts

    Unitizedstructuresarebeingusedtoconstructlighterandmoreenvironment-friendlyaircraft.Suchadvanced,multi-layeredcompositematerialsofferhighstrength-to-weightratiosandthus,arebeingincreasinglyusedinaerospaceandshipbuildingindustriesamongstothers. However,whenusedinhypersonicspacevehicles,suchstructuresexperiencesignificanttemperatureriseinashorttime,resultingfromtheaerodynamicheatingduetofrictionbetweenthevehiclesurfaceandtheatmosphere.Suchphenomenaaremoreprominentduringreentryandlaunchprocesses.Forthisreason,consideringthethermaleffectsisimportantinthedesignandanalysisofsuchstructures. Duetoanincreaseintherequirementsplaceduponlaminatedcomposites,foraplethoraofengineeringapplications,theuseofplateswitharbitrarilyshapedcutoutsareunavoidable.Buttheresponseofstructurestoloadscanbesignificantlyaffectedduetothepresenceofsuchcutouts.Sincethestudyoflaminatedcompositeswithcutoutsisacomplexproblem,numericalmethodsareusedextensively.Now,researchersattheVirginiaPolytechnicInstituteandStateUniversity(VirginiaTech,Blacksburg,Va.,U.S.)havecombinedtherecentlyevolvedisogeometricanalysis(IGA)tomodelcurvilinearlystiffenedcompositepanelswithcutoutsofvariousshapesandsizes. AccordingtoDr.BalakrishnanDevarajan,aformerPh.Dstudentwiththe UnitizedstructuresGroupatVirginiaTech,“IGAoffersincreasedaccuracyandefficiencyandrepresentstheexactgeometryofthestiffenersateachlevelofmeshrefinement.Italsoenablesmoreflexibilityinrefinementneartheareaswherethestiffenersandcompositeplateareconnected.” DevelopmentcompletedbyDr.Devarajanandhiscollaborator,Dr.RakeshKapania,introducesanovelwayofachievingdisplacementcontinuitybetweenthecontrolpointsofthestiffenerandtheplateusinganinterpolationfunctionmatrix.Thecurvilinearstiffenerwasaccuratelygeneratedbyonlythreecontrolpoints(Fig.1).Theresearchersusedmultiplepatchestocreatecomplexcutoutgeometries,andalsoformulatedamethodologytoenforceinterfaceconditionsthatpreservedthehigher-ordercontinuityacrossmultiplepatches.Thedevelopedmethodobviatesthenecessityofhavingthestiffenernodesbecoincidentwiththenodesoftheplate. Analysisandcomparisonwithstandardfiniteelementmethodsshowhigherratesofconvergence,accuracyandefficiencyusingIGA.ThisworkwillsoonbeavailableasanopensourcecodeonGitHub.Theresearchhasbeenpublishedinthe CompositeStructures article: “Thermalbucklingofcurvilinearlystiffenedlaminatedcompositeplateswithcutoutsusingisogeometricanalysis”. Atpresent,compositematerialsasoneofthemostpopularmaterials,intheapplicationofaircraftismoreandmore,everywhere.Domestictwin-aislewide-bodyaircraftplantousecompositematerialstoreachmorethan50%,thisrequirementnotonlyreflectsthenecessityofcompositematerials,butalsoreflectsthegrowingneedforfutureaviationcompositematerials.The7th AnnualAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnology InternationalForum2021willbeheldonDecember2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryourinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Aug 26,2021
  • HAECO’s Chinese Engine Business Hits GE90 Milestone, Readies Test Cell For GE9X

    HAECOEngineServicesXiamenhascompletedits700thGE90outputandhasfinishedimplementingupgradestoitsenginetestcellatitsfacilityinChina. Thecompanyhasspecializedinoverhaul,enginetestandcomponentrepairservicesfortheGE90,theenginepoweringtheBoeing777,formorethan10years. AviationWeek’sFleet&MROForecastpredictsamarketvalueof$105.1billionfortheGE90globallyfromthisyearthroughto2030. Testingisdonefromits150,000poundsofthrustenginetestcell,whichHAECOEngineServicesXiamenhasbeenreadyingitforthearrivaloftheGE90’ssuccessorenginetheGE9X,whichpowersthe777X.Boeingsaidearlierthisyearthattheaircraft’sentryintoservicecouldhappenby2023. WorkonthetestcellcommencedinAprilandaseriesofenhancementshavebeenmadesince.Theseincludeupgradingtheintakeandexhauststacktoaccommodategreaterairflow,installingnewnoisereductioninfrastructure,andaddinganextrasafeguardstructureonthetestcell’sthruststand. HAECOconfirmedthatfollowingthemodifications,bothashakedowntestandfullcorrelationtestwerecarriedouttocorrelatethemodifiedenginetestcellandconfirmitsserviceabilityandaccuracy. “Withourupgradedenginetestcell,weareprogressingtowardscapabilityforservicingtheGE9X,supportingthecompany’slong-termgrowthandenhancingourcompetitiveness,”saysAngusBarclay,groupdirectorcomponentsandengineservicesofHAECO. Since2012,theChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyInternationalForum(CAPTIF)hasbeenheldinShanghai,Xi'an,Shenyang,Chengdu,ChangshaandGuiyanginturn.Ithasbeensuccessfullyheldforeightsessions,attractingmorethan2000industryexpertsandrepresentativesfromhundredsofenterprisesinmorethan20countriesaroundtheworld.Hunanaviationindustryhasalonghistory,itisnotonlytheresearchandproductionbaseofsmallandmedium-sizedaero-enginesinChina,butalsothebirthplaceofthefirstaero-engineinNewChinaandthefirstfullyindependentlydevelopedaero-engine.IthascreatedseveralfirstsintheaviationindustryinNewChina.ImportantmemberunitsofChina'saero-engineindustryhavealsotakenrootintheprovince.OnMay2018,AECCdisclosedAES100civilturboshaftengineandAEP500civilturbopropengineforthefirsttime.Inthefuture,themarketprospectofcivilturboshaftandturbopropaeroenginesinChinaisbroad.Itisexpectedthatby2035,therewillbenearly3000AES100enginesandnearly3500AEP500engines. Underthisbackground,the9thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldintheChangshaCityontheupcomingNovember,focusesonthe"14thFive-YearPplan"andmediumandlong-termdevelopmentplan,withthethemeofdigitalandintelligentdevelopmentofaviationpropulsiontechnology,andfocusesonthe"safedevelopmentandgreendevelopment","simulationtechnology","advancedtestandtesttechnology","structuralstrengthtechnology"ofsmallandmedium-sizedcivilaviationturboshafts,turbopropsandpistonengines"Partsdesignandmanufacturingtechnology","newmaterials,newprocesses"and"maintenancesupport"andotherrelatedtopics,wesincerelyinviteyourparticipationtocontributetothedevelopmentoftechnologyinChina.RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Aug 26,2021
  • Honeywell JetWave High-Speed Wi-Fi System Receives CAAC’s Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate

    MCS-8420 JetWave SatelliteCommunicationsSystem obtainedtheValidationofSupplementalTypeCertificate(VSTC)bytheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC),pavingthewayforairlinesto enable ahigh-speed andconsistentconnectivity intheair.ThejointapproachofHoneywellandLufthansaTechnikmadethistypeofsatellitecommunicationsystemavailableforaconnectivitysolutionontheAirbusA320fleetinChina. Thiswasalso oneof thefirstvalidations byCAACoftheEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgency(EASA)STCforcommercialaviationconnectivity,madepossiblebytheChina-EUBilateralAviationSafetyAgreement(BASA)betweenthegovernmentofthePeople’sRepublicofChinaandtheEuropeanUnion. TheMCS-8420 JetWave SatelliteCommunicationsSystemisdesignedtoconnecttoChina’sKa-bandsatellitenetwork.Thissatellitecommunicationsinstallationenableshigh-speedWi-Fiinthecabinforabetterpassengerconnectivityexperience.Additionally,itprovidespilotswithabetterinternetconnectiontosupportflightplanningandmanagement,whichwillhelpreducefleetfuelcosts,avoidaircraft delays andfurtherenhanceairlines’competitivenessandprofitabilityintheglobalaviationmarket.HoneywelliscurrentlyadvancingthecertificateofMCS-8420 JetWave satellitecommunicationsystemsapplicabletootheraircraftmodels. “Intoday'ssociety,theabilitytostayconnectedduringflightisbecomingacommonexpectation.Thismakesthein-flightWi-FiserviceenabledbyHoneywell JetWave SatelliteCommunicationSystemanimportantdifferentiatedcompetitiveadvantage,”saidStevenLien,presidentofHoneywellChinaandAerospaceAsiaPacific."WenoticedthatdigitalizationwasmentionedmanytimesinChina's14thFive-YearPlan.Theexplorationofnewdevelopmentopportunitiesthroughdigitaltransformationhasnowbecomethefocusofmanyairlines.This new VSTCfor JetWave willgreatlyenhanceHoneywell’ssupportforChina’sin-flighthigh-speedsatellitecommunications.Thisisalsoanother exciting achievementHoneywellhasmadeindigitalization.WelookforwardtocontinuingtoworkwithourpartnerstoexploretheopportunitiesandsupportthedigitalizationofChina'saviationindustry." TheSTCwasvalidatedbyCAACbasedontheTechnicalImplementationProcedures (TIP) forAirworthinessandEnvironmentalCertification,aspecificationofBASAEU-China: Itallowsforinitialandsub-sequentvalidationsinadefinedprocess,andthereforepredictabletimeframe. “ThisrepresentsamilestoneinthecooperationofCAACandEASAinthefieldofcommercialaviationconnectivity,madepossiblebytheChina-EUBilateralAviationSafetyAgreement(BASA).Basedonaverylightdesignandmorethan300installations,wecansupportveryfastinstallations inlessthan4daysandhighmaintenanceinspectionintervals; together offeringverylowandcompetitiveoperationalcoststotheairlines,”saidLukasBucher,HeadofConnectivitySolutionsatLufthansaTechnik. Honeywell's JetWave SatelliteCommunicationsSystemhasaspeedofupto180mbps,enablingseamlessaccesstoKa-bandin-flightconnectiontointernetglobally.In November 2019,HoneywellBoeing757ConnectedAircraft,equippedwiththeMCS-8420 JetWave SatelliteCommunicationsSystem,completeditsgroundandflighttestsinChina. China'scivilaviationisinanewstageofhistoricaldevelopment,aviationtransportationhassteadilyandrapidlyimprovedinspeed,qualityandefficiency,itsproportioninthenationalcomprehensivetransportationsystemhasincreasedyearbyyear,thetotalturnoverofairtransportationhascontinuedtoranksecondintheworldsince2005.Withtherapidgrowthofthedomesticcivilaviationmarketandtheimpactofemergingbusinessmodelssuchasonlinetourismonthecompany'straditionalbusiness,thetraditionalmanagementandoperationmethodshavebeenunabletomatchthecompany'sdevelopmentrequirements.CAACissuedtheImplementationOpinionsofCAAConPromotingtheConstructionofNewInfrastructureandPromotingtheHigh-QualityDevelopmentofCivilAviationandtheFive-YearActionPlanofCAAConPromotingtheConstructionofNewInfrastructure,Guidedby"digitalperception,datadecision-making,leanmanagementandmeticulousservice",withtheconstructionofindustryinfrastructurebaseandsmartecologyasthecore,selectkeyenvironmentsandapplicationscenarios,andlaythefoundationforacceleratingthedigitaloperationofcivilaviationindustrythroughconceptinnovation,mechanisminnovation,processinnovationandtechnologicalinnovation. Underthisbackground,AviationDigitalOperationTechnologyInternationalForum2021isplannedtobeheldinXiamencityfromNovember18to19,2021,thethemeofthisforumis“FocusondigitalempowermentandacceleratetheintelligentdevelopmentandreformofcivilaviationinChina”,payattentiontothemulti-domainandmulti-agentdigitaltransformationandintelligentupgradingofairlines,hubairportsandoperationsupportunits,focusonthemaincontentsofsmarttravel,smartlogistics,smartoperation,smartsupervision,publicservicesandinnovationinfrastructure,improveaircraftoperationsafety,operationefficiencyandproductionorganizationcapacity,andpromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentoftheindustry.RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Aug 26,2021
  • First Aerospace-qualified Baseless Power Module Family from Microchip Technology Improves Aircraft Electrical System Efficiency

    Intheracetoreduceaircraftemissions,developersincreasinglyaremovingtowardmoreefficientdesignsincludingelectricalsystemsthatreplacetoday’spneumaticsandhydraulicspoweringeverythingfromon-boardalternatorstoactuatorsandAuxiliaryPowerUnits(APUs).Toenablenext-generationaircraftelectricalsystems,newpowerconversiontechnologyisrequired.MicrochipTechnologyInc.(Nasdaq:MCHP)todayannounceditsdevelopmentwithCleanSky,ajointEuropeanCommission(EC)andindustryconsortium,ofthefirstaerospace-qualifiedbaselesspowermodulesenablinghigher-efficiency,lighterandmorecompactpowerconversionandmotordrivesystems. PartneringwithCleanSkytosupportaerospaceindustrygoalssetbytheECforstricteremissionstandardsthatresultinclimateneutralaviationby2050,Microchip’sBL1,BL2andBL3familyofbaselesspowermodulesprovidesgreaterefficiencyinAC-to-DCandDC-to-ACpowerconversionandgenerationthroughtheintegrationofitssiliconcarbidepowersemiconductortechnology.Forty-percentlighterthanothersduetothemodifiedsubstrate,theinnovativedesignalsoproducesanapproximate10%costsavingsoverstandardpowermodulesthatincorporatemetalbaseplates.Microchip’sBL1,BL2,andBL3devicesmeetallmechanicalandenvironmentalcomplianceguidelinessetforthinRTCADO-160G,the“EnvironmentalConditionsandTestProceduresforAirborneEquipment,”VersionG(August2010).RTCAistheindustryconsortiumthatdevelopsconsensusoncriticalaviationmodernizationissues. Themodulesareavailableinlow-profile,low-inductancepackagingwithpowerandsignalconnectorsthatdesignerscansolderdirectlyonprintedcircuitboards,helpingtospeeddevelopmentandincreasereliability.And,thesameheightbetweenthemodulesinthefamilyenablesthemtobeparalleledorconnectedinathree-phasebridgeandothertopologiestoachievehigher-performingpowerconvertersandinverters. ”Microchip’spowerfulnewmoduleswillhelptodriveinnovationinaircraftelectrificationand,ultimately,progresstowardafutureofloweremissions,”saidLeonGross,vicepresidentofMicrochip’sdiscreteproductsbusinessunit.“Thisisanenablingtechnologyforthesystemsusheringinaneweraofflight.” ThefamilyincorporatessiliconcarbideMOSFETsandSchottkyBarrierDiodes(SBDs)tomaximizesystemefficiency.Inpackagesdelivering100Wtomorethan10KWofpower,theBL1,BL2,andBL3familyisavailableinnumeroustopologyoptionsincludingphaseleg,fullbridge,asymmetricbridge,boost,buckanddualcommonsource.Thesehigh-reliabilitypowermodulesareavailableinvoltagerangesfrom600Vto1200VinsiliconcarbideMOSFETsandIGBTsto1600Vforrectifierdiodes. Microchip’spowermoduletechnologyaswellasitsISO9000-andAS9100-certifiedfabricationfacilitiesprovidehigh-qualityunitsthroughflexiblemanufacturingalternatives. Whileintroducingnewinnovationsthecompanyalsoteamswithsystemmanufacturersandintegratorsonobsolescencemanagement,supportingcustomers’effortstominimizeredesignworkandlengthenlifecycles,therebyreducingoverallsystemcosts. Thecompany’sbaselesspowermodulescomplementitsaerospaceportfolioofmotordrivecontrollers,storageintegratedcircuits,FieldProgrammableGateArrays(FPGAs),microcontrollers(MCUs),microprocessors(MPUs),timingproducts,semiconductorsandpoint-of-loadregulators–providingdesignerswithtotalsystemsolutionsforawidevarietyofaerospaceanddefenseapplications.Microchipalsoprovidesafullportfolioofsiliconcarbidetechnologysolutionsforaerospace,automotiveandindustrialapplications. Asahighvalue-added,high-techindustry,civilaircraftmechanicalandelectricalindustryisnotonlyanimportantpartofaviationindustry,butalsoanimportantfieldoftechnologicalinnovationanddevelopment.Aviationmechanicalandelectricalindustrycoversawiderangeofprofessional,high-techcontent,highaddedvalue,easytoexpandtootherfields,candriveelectronics,advancedmaterials,specialandprecisionprocessing,metallurgy,chemicalindustryandothertechnologiesandindustries,isthecountry,especiallydevelopedcountriesinEuropeandtheUnitedStatesattachgreatimportancetotheindustry.Incomparison,thereisstillabiggapbetweenthecoretechnologyofChina'saviationmechanicalandelectricalsystemanddevelopedcountries,andthereisplentyofroomforprogressinscientificandtechnologicalinnovation. Underthisbackground,the5thAeroElectromechanicsChinaforumwillbeheldinthecityofYangzhouonOctober28th-29th,2021,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Aug 26,2021
  • Siemens and Sita Team Up to Deliver Next-Generation Airport Experience at New Kansaa City Airport Terminal

    SiemensandSITAareprovidingtheKansasCityAviationDepartmentwithfuture-proof,scalabletechnologiesfortheKansasCityInternational(MCI)Airport’sNewTerminalproject,dubbedBuildKCI. Thenew1millionsqft,39-gateterminalwillincludeavarietyofbuildingautomation,fireandlifesafetysystems,andsecuritysystemsfromSiemensaswellasITnetworksandnext-generationairportsystemsfromSITA.Thesesolutionswillhelpcreateasmartairportterminalthatcangrowwiththeaviationdepartment‘slong-termneeds,decreaseoperationandmaintenancecostsandenhancethepassengerexperiencethroughautomation. KansasCity‘sDirectorofAviation,PatKlein,said:“Together,SiemensandSITAareprovidingthevirtualandphysicalinfrastructurethatwillensureKansasCityInternationalAirport’sNewTerminalisequippedtodeliveranexceptionaljourneyforourpassengers;onebuiltoninnovation,industryexpertiseandatrueunderstandingofwhattravelerswanttodayandintothefuture.” Alsoimportanttotheprojectistheneedforaseamlesstransitionfromtheconstructiontotheoperationphase,deliveredthroughintegratedlifesafetyandemergencycommunicationssystems,avirtualizedITnetworkandagilepassengertouchpoints.Inaddition,theairportwantedtoimplementinteractivetechnologythatcouldbeeasilyunderstoodbyairportstaff,whilealsodeployingnext-generationpassengertouchpointssuchastouchlesskiosks,flightinformationdisplaysystemsandvideowallsthatprovideamoreintuitivejourneythroughthenewterminal. DanaSoukup,PresidentofSolutionsandServicesforRegionAmericas,SiemensSmartInfrastructureUSA,said:“Integratingthedisparateairportsystemshassimplifiedandenableddatasharingacrosstheairportecosystem.SiemensandSITA,throughajointprojectmanagementapproach,arecombiningtheirexpertiseinairportfacilitiessystems,operationssystems,andITsystemstoprovidetheaviationdepartmentwithasolidtechnologyinfrastructureandintuitive,easy-to-usesystemsthatallowterminalstaffandoperatorstotransitionfromtheirtwocurrentairportterminalstoanew,technology-advancedsingleairportterminal.” SiemensisusingitsDesigoCCplatformtointegrateairportandfacilitysystemswithaconvergednetwork.Accesscontrol,videosurveillance,distributedantenna,airportcommonusesystems,multi-userflightinformationdisplays,IpTV,VoIP,andvariousotherbuildingautomation,fire,lifesafety,andsecuritysystemswillbeincorporated.Firealarm,publicaddress,anddigitaldisplayswillbeintegratedwiththeDesigoCCmassnotificationsystem.TheDesigoCCplatformwill,inturn,beintegratedwiththeairportassetmanagementplatform. SITA‘smission-criticalnetworkconnectivitywillbefundamentaltotheexchangeofdataaroundbaggage,passengersandaircraftacrosstheterminal.Thenetworkwillbecloud-basedandvirtualized,providinggreatercostefficiencieswhilesupportingtheairlineindustry’sdrivetomigrateapplicationstothecloud. SITA’sairportsystemswillbefundamentaltosupportingasmootherpassengerjourneyandtheairportoperationsthatunderpinthem.Intheterminal,SITAFlex–acloud-basedcommonuseplatform–willallowpassengerstocheckinthroughasimplebiometricscanatoneoftheself-servicekiosksor,ifpreferred,atraditionalagent-assistedcounter.Thentheysimplyusetheirfaceastheirboardingpasstoboardinternationalflights.Themulti-userinformationaldisplayscreensforflights,baggageandgateswillalsoprovidetravelerswiththeinformationtheyneedtonavigatetheirwaythroughtheairport. DianaEinterz,President,SITAAmericas,said:“Emergingfromthepandemichastaughtustheimportanceofimplementingscalableandflexiblesystemsthatcanaccommodateunexpectedchangesinrealtime.SITAisprovidingtheairportoperationsbackbonethatwillgiveMCItheagilityitneedstooperateinthisnewenvironment.” Underthisbackground,theInternationalSmartAirportDevelopmentForumwillbeheldonNovember30th–December1st,2021inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., LtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Aug 26,2021
  • AC352 helicopter entered the phase of sub-plateau flight tests conducted at Liupanshui Yuezhao Airport

    OnAug.10,theAC352helicopterenteredthephaseofsub-plateauflighttestsconductedatLiupanshuiYuezhaoAirport,GuizhouProvince,atanelevationof1,975meters.Duringthisphasetotalingaround25flighthours,AC352willtest multiplesubjects,includingperformanceinfirefighting,taking-offandlanding,near-groundflightandhovering,amongothers. Underthisbackground,The37thChinaHelicopterAcademicExchangeConference&The5thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForumwillbeheldinOctober,2021inNanjing,China.TheforumwasadvisedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,hostedbyChineseHelicopterSocietyandNanjingUniversityOfAeronauticsAndAstronautics,supportedbyShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociation,organizedbyNanjingResearchInstituteonSimulationTechnique,ChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,AVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonPolicyInterpretation,IndustryDataSharing,HelicopterDesignandR&D,NewTechnolgyApplication,GeneralAviationOperation, UAVDevelopment,HelicopterMROandTalentsCultivating. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Aug 26,2021
  • IAI & GECAS Begin First Boeing 777-300ERSF Passenger to Freighter Conversion

    Thisprojectispartofanapproximately$400millionUSDagreementsignedin2019 IsraelAerospaceIndustries(IAI)hasbegunthestructuralmodificationphaseintheconversionofthefirstBoeing777-300ERSF,inpartnershipwithGECapitalAviationServices(GECAS).Thebeginningoftheconversionmarkstheendofthedevelopmentprocessandthestartofthestructuralandsystemsmodificationphase.Theconversionprocesswilltakeapproximately130days,attheendofwhichthepassengeraircraftwillbeturnedintoafreighteraircraft. ThedevelopmentprocessiscomplicatedandhighlightsIAIengineers’extensiveexperienceinaviation,withtheirenvisionedgoalofcreatingacargoconversionaircraftthatwillhavethehighqualityandcapabilitiesprovidingclientswiththeoptimalsolution.Thepassenger-to-freighterconversionincludeschangingthestructure,whichinvolvesinstallinganewcargodoor,replacingandstrengtheningtheaircraftfloor,installingreinforcementsnearthecargoopening,andmodifyingelectricalsystemstoenablesafeandconvenientoperation.Inaddition,theprocesswillincludereceivingcertificationfortheconvertedaircraftbytheCivilAviationAuthorityofIsrael(CAAI),theFederalAviationAdministration(FAA),amongothers. ExecutiveVPoftheAviationGroupatIAIYossiMelamed said:“Twoyearsago,wetookourfirststepsonthecourageousjourneyofthecooperationagreementtoconverttheB777-300ERSFaircraft.Overthecourseofthesepasttwoyears,wehaveinvestedthousandsofhourscoupledwithengineeringandlogisticalefforts,inordertoreachthismomentinaccordancewiththeoriginalschedule.Today,wearebeginningthestructuralmodificationphaseoftheconversion.ThedemandforconvertingtheB777aircraftishigh,andIexpectthattheopenspotsforconversionswillbequicklyfilled.SinceIAIdoesnothavewidecompetitioninthefieldofpassengertofreightconversions,weexpecttoreceiveover50aircraftthatwillundergoconversion.IwouldliketothankGECASforbelievinginIAI'sabilitiesandvision,andtooursuppliersforthesupportandassistanceduringthisprocess." Overthepastfewyears,therehasbeenanincreaseddemandforcargojetsduetoariseine-commerce,whichhaspeakedduringtheCOVID-19pandemic,specificallyfortheB767model.Asoftoday,alltheslotsforconvertingtheB767arefilleduntil2022.IAIistheleadingconversioncenterforcargojets,andamongitscustomersaremarketleadersincludingasAmazon,DHL,UPSandothers. SVP&ManageratGECASCargo RichGreener said:"ThismilestonerepresentsGECAS’sforesightanddedicationtotheaircargomarket.ThisisaverywellthoughtoutandcredibleprogramcombiningGECAS’sandIAI’sexperienceindevelopingaveryefficientfreightertomeetthecurrentandfutureaircargorequirements." IAI'sAviationGroup,thehomeofaviationinIsrael,unitesallaircraftactivitypilotedbyhumans:maintenance(MRO),businessjets,convertingpassengerjetstocargoconfiguration,hangarsandaviationarrays,aircraftupgradingandmore.Withknowledgeandaccumulatedexperienceinaviationspanningalmost70yearsofthecompany’sexistence,excellenthumancapitalandgroundbreakingtechnologies,thegroupisinlinewiththeworld’sleadingaviationcompanies. Underthisbackground,the5thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum &The26thMaintenanceandSpareSupportConferencewillbeheldinOctoberinQingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnology Sub-committeeofCSAA&ShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyQingdaoAirlinesCo.,Ltd,Taikoo(Shandong)Aircraft EngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd&Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.WillmainlydiscussAviationSparesSharing,DomesticAircraftOperationSupport,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,AviationSuppliesSupportwhenImportTariffDecline,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Aug 26,2021
  • C&L Inks Deal To Convert, Sell Six Saab Turboprops

    C&LAerospacehassignedadealwithPart135operatorLegendsAirwaystoconvertandsellsixSaab340aircraftforfreightoperations,theC&LAviationGroupcompanyannouncedthisweek.TheBangor,Maine-basedcompanyhasalreadyconvertedtwooftheturboproptwinsandexpectstodelivertheremainingfourbyyear-end. ThedealalsocallsforC&LAerospacetoprovideLegendswithpartsandtechnicalexpertise.“WecametoC&Lnotonlybecausetheyhadtheaircraftinventoryweneeded,butalsobecausetheyhavethein-depthknowledgeandexperienceneededtosupporttheSaab340,”saidLegendsAirwaysCEOJonHierl. Formorethan20years,C&LAerospacehasbeeninvolvedintheaftermarketsaleandsupportofthe340.ThatincludesmaintainingpartsinventoryfortheaircraftinitswarehousesinAustin,Texas;Bangor;London;andBrisbane,Australia.Additionally,thecompanyprovidesarangeofSaab340supportservicesthatincludeheavymaintenance,aircraftpaint,avionicsupgrades,structuralmodifications,engineeringsupport,andinteriorrefurbishment. Since2012,theChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyInternationalForum(CAPTIF)hasbeenheldinShanghai,Xi'an,Shenyang,Chengdu,ChangshaandGuiyanginturn.Ithasbeensuccessfullyheldforeightsessions,attractingmorethan2000industryexpertsandrepresentativesfromhundredsofenterprisesinmorethan20countriesaroundtheworld.Hunanaviationindustryhasalonghistory,itisnotonlytheresearchandproductionbaseofsmallandmedium-sizedaero-enginesinChina,butalsothebirthplaceofthefirstaero-engineinNewChinaandthefirstfullyindependentlydevelopedaero-engine.IthascreatedseveralfirstsintheaviationindustryinNewChina.ImportantmemberunitsofChina'saero-engineindustryhavealsotakenrootintheprovince.OnMay2018,AECCdisclosedAES100civilturboshaftengineandAEP500civilturbopropengineforthefirsttime.Inthefuture,themarketprospectofcivilturboshaftandturbopropaeroenginesinChinaisbroad.Itisexpectedthatby2035,therewillbenearly3000AES100enginesandnearly3500AEP500engines. Underthisbackground,the9thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldintheChangshaCityontheupcomingNovember,focusesonthe"14thFive-YearPlan"andmediumandlong-termdevelopmentplan,withthethemeofdigitalandintelligentdevelopmentofaviationpropulsiontechnology,andfocusesonthe"safedevelopmentandgreendevelopment","simulationtechnology","advancedtestandtesttechnology","structuralstrengthtechnology"ofsmallandmedium-sizedcivilaviationturboshafts,turbopropsandpistonengines"Partsdesignandmanufacturingtechnology","newmaterials,newprocesses"and"maintenancesupport"andotherrelatedtopics,wesincerelyinviteyourparticipationtocontributetothedevelopmentoftechnologyinChina.RegisterorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Aug 13,2021
  • Rolls Readies Hybrid Airliner Propulsion Trials

    Rolls-Roycehas deliveredthegeneratorandrelatedpowerelectronicsforits2.5-MWPowerGenerationSystem1(PGS1)demonstratorfromthecompany’sfacilityinTrondheim,Norway,tothenewlyrenovatedTestbed108inBristol,UK.Therelocationofthepropulsionsystem,designed topowerregionalairliners,followed whattheaeroenginesgroupcalledanextensivedevelopmenttestprograminanannouncementonThursday. Thegeneratorcanbeappliedto hybrid-electricpropulsionsystemsorbeusedaspartofa“more-electric”systemforlargeraircraft.PGS1—consideredthemostpowerfulhybrid-electricaeropowerandpropulsionsystemdevelopedtodateforaerospaceapplications—accountsforanimportantpartofRolls-Royce’ssustainabilitystrategy,whichincludesdevelopinginnovativeelectricalpowerandpropulsionsystems,aswellasfurtherimprovinggasturbineperformanceandpromotingtheuseofsustainableaviationfuels. Thecompany hasalreadytestedtheprogram’sAE2100engineelement,specialistcontrols,andthermalmanagementsystematTestbed108. “Ourgeneratorisaboutthesizeofabeerkegbutitneedstoproduceenoughelectricitytocontinuouslypoweraround2,500homes,”saidAdamNewman,Rolls-Royce'schiefdesignengineerforAviationFutures.“Thatisbreakingnewgroundintermsofwhatisphysicallypossible.” Oncegroundtested,PGS1willprovideatechnologybasisforanyfuturehybridaircraftprogramrequiringMWpower,saidRolls.TheUKAerospaceTechnologyInstitute’sMegaFlightprojecthassupportedbothTestbed108andPGS1,whiletheEuropeanUnion CleanSky2programsupportsthe2.5-MWelectricalgenerator,motor,andpowerelectronicsdesigninTrondheim. Thegeneratorcanapplytoeitherhybrid-electricpropulsionsystemsoraspartofa“more-electric”systemforlargeraircraft.Oncegroundtested,PGS1willprovideatechnologybasisforanyfuturehybridaircraftprogramrequiringmegawatt-classpower,saidRolls. Asahighvalue-added,high-techindustry,civilaircraftmechanicalandelectricalindustryisnotonlyanimportantpartofaviationindustry,butalsoanimportantfieldoftechnologicalinnovationanddevelopment.Aviationmechanicalandelectricalindustrycoversawiderangeofprofessional,high-techcontent,highaddedvalue,easytoexpandtootherfields,candriveelectronics,advancedmaterials,specialandprecisionprocessing,metallurgy,chemicalindustryandothertechnologiesandindustries,isthecountry,especiallydevelopedcountriesinEuropeandtheUnitedStatesattachgreatimportancetotheindustry.Incomparison,thereisstillabiggapbetweenthecoretechnologyofChina'saviationmechanicalandelectricalsystemanddevelopedcountries,andthereisplentyofroomforprogressinscientificandtechnologicalinnovation. Underthisbackground,the5thAeroElectromechanicsChinaforumwillbeheldinthecityofYangzhouonOctober28th-29th,2021,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Aug 16,2021
  • Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers First Five-bladed H145 Helicopter in North America to STARS Air Ambulance

    STARSAirAmbulance,anAirbusoperatorformorethan35years,isthefirstcustomerinNorthAmericatooperatethenewfive-bladedH145followingtheacceptanceoftheirnewhelicopterinFortErie,Ontario.ThislatestversionoftheH145familyistheirsixthdeliveryinthecompany’sfleetrenewalplanandthefirstfive-bladedversiontojointhefleet.Allremainingdeliverieswillconsistofthenewfive-bladedH145modelandSTARShasconfirmeditwillretrofititsinitialfiveaircraft. “ByrenewingourfleetwiththeH145,wedeliveronourcommitmenttocontinuallyenhancetheemergencycareservicesweprovide,aseachlifewesavemakesahugedifferenceinsomeone’sfamily,someone’scommunity,”saidAndreaRobertson,CEOofSTARS.“Wearethrilledtonowbeintroducingthefive-bladedvariant,andextendawarmthankyoutotheAirbusteamsfortheirlongstandingsupportofourcriticalmissionshereinCanada.” Theinnovativefive-bladedrotorsystemonthelatestupgradeofthemulti-missionH145familyincreasestheusefulloadofthehelicopterby330lbs.AirbusPhoto STARS,aphysiciandrivennon-profithelicopterairambulanceorganization,operatestheH145helicoptersfittedwithhelicopteremergencymedicalservice(HEMS)interiorstoprovidesafe,rapid,highlyspecializedemergencymedicaltransporttopatientsinneedacrossWesternCanada. TheH145waschosenafteranindependentreaviewindicatedthenecessityforSTARStooperateaunified,single-modelhelicopterfleet.In2018,STARSpublishedtheirfleetrenewalplanforatotalofnineH145helicopters,thefirstofwhichwasdeliveredin2019.STARSrecentlyincreasedtheirtotalorderto10H145helicopters. “IrememberwhenIfirstcametoknowSTARSoperatingtheirBK117s,thepredecessortotheH145,someofwhichwecontinuetosupporttoday,andit’sveryspecialtometoseethemtakingdeliveryofthefirstfive-bladedvariantinNorthAmerica,whichwillprovidethemwithanevenbettertooltocarryouttheincrediblyimportant,time-sensitiveworktheydosavingliveseveryday,”saidRomainTrapp,presidentoftheNorthAmericaregionforAirbusHelicopters.“Airbusisproudtocontinueoursupportoftheirfleetrenewalprocess,andwesincerelythankSTARSforthetrustthey’veplacedinAirbusformorethan35years,thatcontinuestoday.” Thislatestupgradeofthemulti-missionH145familyaddsanew,innovativefive-bladedrotorsystem,increasingtheusefulloadofthehelicopterby330lbs.(150kg),simplifyingmaintenanceoperations,andimprovingridecomfortforbothpassengersandcrew.PoweredbytwoSafranArriel2Eengines,theH145isequippedwithfullauthoritydigitalenginecontrol(FADEC)andAirbus’sownHelionixdigitalavionicssuite,increasingsafetyandreducingpilotworkload. AirbusHelicoptersisaleadingsupplierofhelicoptersinCanadaandhasbeenaproudmemberofthecountry’saerospacecommunitysince1984.AirbusHelicoptersCanadahasa24/7coast-to-coastnetworkinplacetosupportanin-servicefleetofmorethan760helicoptersnationwide.  Acrossallitsdivisions–Helicopters,CommercialAircraft,andDefenceandSpace–Airbuscurrentlyemployscloseto4,000peopleinCanadasupportingaerospacethroughoutthecountry. Underthisbackground,The37thChinaHelicopterAcademicExchangeConference&The5thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForumwillbeheldinOctober,2021inNanjing,China.TheforumwasadvisedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,hostedbyChineseHelicopterSocietyandNanjingUniversityOfAeronauticsAndAstronautics,supportedbyShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociation,organizedbyNanjingResearchInstituteonSimulationTechnique,ChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,AVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonPolicyInterpretation,IndustryDataSharing,HelicopterDesignandR&D,NewTechnolgyApplication,GeneralAviationOperation, UAVDevelopment,HelicopterMROandTalentsCultivating. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Aug 11,2021
  • China Quickens Pace in Building Modern Airport System

    Chinaisacceleratingthebuildingofamodernairportsystemthatfeaturesagoodlayoutandcompletefunctionsbytransformingandexpandinghubairportsandbuildingsmallandmediumairportsinremoteareas. Duringthefirsthalfofthisyear,fixed-assetinvestmentinChina’scivilaviationindustryamountedto43.5billionyuan($6.72billion),anincreaseof8.5percentyearonyear.BytheendofJune,23airportswereunderconstructioninthecountry. Somenewly-builtairportsmadetheirmaidenflightsduringthefirstsixmonthsoftheyear.OnJune27,anaircraftofSichuanAirlinesleftChengduTianfuInternationalAirport,a4F-classairportsituatedinChengducity,southwestChina’sSichuanprovince,with262passengers.Itwasthefirstcommercialflightoftheairportafteritwasofficiallyputintooperation. Duringthesameperiod,thecountryalsomadeprogressintheconstructionofsomeairports.Forexample,EzhouHuahuAirport,anairportunderconstructionnearDuwanvillage,Yanjitownship,Ezhoucity,centralChina’sHubeiprovince,ischangingwitheachpassingdayasover6,000constructorsworkaroundtheclockamidbusycranesandroaringconcretedeliverytrucks. EzhouHuahuAirportisthefirstprofessionalcargoairportinAsia,saidZhangGan,headoftheplanninganddevelopmentdepartmentofHubeiInternationalLogisticsAirportCo.,Ltd.Afteritisputintooperation,theairportwillachieveanannualcargoandmailthroughputofmorethantwomilliontons,Zhangadded. Besidesnewly-builtairports,airlinehubtransformationandexpansionprojectsalsorepresentedalargeproportionoftheinvestmentincivilaviationindustryfromJanuarytoJune. AccordingtoHanJun,anofficialwiththeCivilAviationAdministrationofChina,40ofthe50busiestairportsinChinawillundergoreconstructionandexpansion. Manyairlinehubshaven’tbeenabletosatisfythedemandsofrapidlygrowingairpassengertrafficinrecentyears,whichmakesitnecessarytoincreasetheircapacityandimprovetheircomprehensiveabilitiesandservices,Hanpointedout. Anotherhighlightoftheinvestmentincivilaviationduringthefirsthalfofthisyearisthemomentumofsmartaviation. Assmartaviationconstructioniscontinuouslyadvanced,airtravelers’experiencehasbeensignificantlyimproved,Hansaid.Thisyear,40airlinehubsinChinawillbecoveredbyRadioFrequencyIdentification(RFID),anadvancedtechnologicalmeansofluggagemanagementincivilaviationindustry,accordingtoHan,whoexplainedthatifappliedinwhole-processluggagetrackingsystem,RFIDtechnologyensuresfasterandmoreaccuratebaggageclaimthanbarcoderecognition,notonlysavingpassengers’time,butallowingthemtotrackluggageontheirmobilephones. Airports,whichusedtobeabasicsymbolofmegacities,areincreasinglyseeninsmalltowns.SinceitbeganoperationinSeptemberlastyear,AnkangFuqiangAirport,locatedinWulitownship,Ankangcity,keepssettingnewrecordsalmosteveryday.Inthefirstsixmonthsthisyear,itspassengerthroughputreached132,400,saidJiYinghui,generalmanageroftheoperatoroftheairport. CaoBo,deputysecretaryofthecommissionfordisciplineinspectionattheoperator,stressedthattheairporthasmadeiteasierandfasterforlocalpeopletotraveltootherregions,andeffectivelyattractedvisitorstothearea. Chinawillputmoreeffortsintobuildingabatchofsmallandmediumairportsincentral,westernandremoteareasacrossthecountry,likeairportsunderconstructioninChenzhoucity,centralChina’sHunanprovince,andZhaosucounty,northwestChina’sXinjiangUygurautonomousregion,Hannoted. Chinaplanstobuildover30newairportsfrom2021to2025,mostlyincentralandwesternareasofthecountry,inabidtocontinuouslyextenditsairlinenetworkandhelpingmorepeoplegetaccesstoconvenientairtravelingservices,accordingtoHan. Duringthesecondquarterthisyear,civilaviationindustrysawasharpriseinpassengertrafficfromthefirstthreemonths,whiledomesticairpassengertransportvolumebasicallyrecoveredtopre-COVID-19levels. AlthoughChina’spassengertrafficrankssecondintheworld,itscivilaviationindustrystillfacesunbalancedandinadequatedevelopment. Consideringthefactthatthecountryhasamiddle-incomegroupmadeupofover400millionpeopleandanevenlargerlow-andmiddle-incomegroup,HanbelievesthatChinesepeople’sdemandsforairtransportwillcontinuetogrowsignificantlyandthatChina’seffortstoboostthedevelopmentofcivilaviationcomerightintime. Underthisbackground,theInternationalSmartAirportDevelopmentForumwillbeheldonNovember30th–December1st,2021inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., LtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Aug 13,2021
  • Ameco Begins Work on ARJ21 Modifications

    ChineseMROAmecohascommencedmodificationworksonComac’sARJ21regionaljet. TheBeijing-basedcompany,whichdidnotspecifywhattheworksentail,addsthatthefirstexamplewillenterserviceattheendoftheyear. Thereare54ARJ21sinoperationinChina BothComacandAmecoenteredintoajointdesignpartnershipmorethanfourmonthsago.TheMROstatesthatithas“successfullypassed…[a]keydesignreview”forARJ21modificationworks,andthattheprojectis“progressingsmoothly”. Ameco’sdisclosureisthefirstsuchannouncementfromamajorChineseMROonmaintenanceandoverhaulworksforChinese-madeaircraftsincetheARJ21enteredcommercialservicein2016. AttheAviationExpoChinainBeijingin2019,AmecotoldFlightGlobalitwasopentotakingonMROworksforChineseaircraft,suchastheARJ21andthein-developmentC919narrowbody. Ciriumfleetsdatashowsthereare54ARJ21sinservice,withmorethan370examplesonorder. Underthisbackground,the5thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum &The26thMaintenanceandSpareSupportConferencewillbeheldinOctoberinQingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnology Sub-committeeofCSAA&ShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyQingdaoAirlinesCo.,Ltd,Taikoo(Shandong)Aircraft EngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd&Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.WillmainlydiscussAviationSparesSharing,DomesticAircraftOperationSupport,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,AviationSuppliesSupportwhenImportTariffDecline,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Aug 11,2021
  • DigiProp: Developing The Next Generation of Composite Propeller Blades for Turboprop Aircraft

    Asthedemandforcleaner,low-costairtravelisincreasinganddrivinginnovationinaircraftdesignandmanufacture,itisvitaltheUKmaintainsandextendsitsworld-leadingcapabilityinsustainableaviationpropulsiontechnologies.Theaerospaceindustrypredictsthatthedemandforturbopropaircraftwillstarttoriseasthefuelsavingsaregreateronthistypeofaircraftcomparedtojets. AspartofDigitalPropulsion(DigiProp),theNationalCompositesCentre(NCC)hasdesignedandmanufacturedafull-scaleprototypeofapropellerbladeanditsmanufacturingsystemforturbopropaircraftusinganovelprocessthat’sneverbeforebeenattemptedinthisapplication.Ithasshownrealpotentialtohaveahigh-volumecostsaving. Challenge DowtyPropellers,partofGEAviation,approachedtheNCCtojoinanexcitingcollaborativeprogrammetodesignanddevelopcompositepropellerbladesthatnotonlyreducecostsbutimproveperformance.ThisinnovativeworkwouldaccelerateDowty’sdigitalmanufacturingcapabilities,demonstratingtheUK’sworld-leadingexpertiseinpropulsiontechnologyforturbopropaircraft. Background In2017,the£20millionDigiPropprogrammewaslaunchedtoensureUKmanufacturersleadthewayinpropulsiontechnologyforturbopropaircraft.ItwasfundedjointlybyindustryandtheAerospaceTechnologyInstitute(ATI)Programme,ajointgovernment-industryinvestmentdeliveredthroughapartnershipbetweenATI,theDepartmentforBusiness,EnergyandIndustrialStrategy(BEIS)andInnovateUK.DigiPropwasledbyDowtyPropellersworkinginpartnershipwiththeNCC,theUniversityofSheffieldAdvancedManufacturingResearchCentre(AMRC)andtheManufacturingTechnologyCentre(MTC)–threeofthesevencentresoftheHighValueManufacturingCatapult.Theaimoftheprogrammewastoexploitthelatestdesign,manufacturingandtestmethodstoincreaseperformanceinpropulsiontechnologywhilereducingcosts. Innovation ThroughDigiProp,theNCChasidentifiedtriaxialcarbonfibrebraidingtechnologyofadvancedthermoplasticcompositesasalow-cost,automatable,highperformanceandenvironmentallyfriendlymanufacturingprocess.Thermoplasticcompositescanberecycledbybeingmelteddownandformedintoanotherproduct,thereforereducingwaste.Thewholeprocessisautomatable,resultinginareducednumberofdefectsandlessreworkingrequired. Thermoplastictriaxialbraidingforthestructuralcomponentofalargepropellerbladehasnotbeenattemptedbefore.Forsmallerpropellerblades,theNCCdiscoveredthatitisaquickerandeasiermanufacturingprocesswithverysignificantcostbenefits. TheNCCteamhasdevelopedanewmanufacturingprocessusingacombinationofbladdermouldingandbraidingofrecyclablecarbonfibrecomposites.Thebladdersysteminvolvesthecreationofawaxmouldcoatedwithasiliconeproduct,whichcreatesamandrelforoverbraidingwiththecomingledmaterial. AspartofDigiProp,theNCCteamreviewedtheblademanufacturingworkflow,exploringdifferenttechnologiesandprocessestobeabletoinputthebladerequirementsandasetofgeometricconstraintstocreateasmuchflexibilityaspossibleinthedesignofthenewbladestructure. Toproducelighterweightbladesatalowerproductioncost,theNCCteamalsoconductedmaterialsandprocessdownselection.Afterexploringfiveoptionswithinthecostparameters,theyusedthisdatatoconducttrialsfortestingthetechnologiesandprocesses.Sixprototypepropellerbladesweredevelopedintotal,buildingonandenhancingdesignandmanufacturingtechniqueseachtime. Impact Comparedtothecurrentprocess,thetimesavingformanufacturingbladeswassubstantiallybetterthanpreviousmanufacturingprocesses,sothiswouldhavethepotentialtoresultinahigh-volumecostsaving.Thechangeinmaterialshasreducedtheconsolidationstageoftheprocesssubstantially. Byusingthermoplastics,theNCChasfoundatimereductionthroughthiscureprocesstoaroundfiveminutesratherthanthefourhourstypicallyfoundforasimilarthermosetepoxyresinconsolidation.Thereisafatiguelifeimprovementthroughremovalofthefoamcore,whichhasalsoresultedinareductioninweight.Thereisalsoimproveddamagetolerancewhenconsideringforeignobjectimpact. Atpresent,thematerialselectionandtechnologyofenginefanbladearealsodifficultandkeypointsincivilaircraftmanufacturing.Precisionmanufacturingisalsoaveryimportantprocess.The7th AnnualAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnology InternationalForum2021willbeheldonDecember2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryourinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Aug 11,2021
  • Tata Advanced Systems to Manufacture Boeing 737 Fan Cowls

    TataAdvancedSystemsLtd.(TASL)hasbeenawardedacontractformanufacturingandsupplyoftheBoeing737fancowl,thelegendarysingleaisleaircraftfamily,atthestate-of-the-artTASLfacilityinHyderabad.TASLwillsupply50%ofthemonthly737fancowlrequirementsfromFY2025. Fancowldoorsprovideanaerodynamicsurfaceoverthefancaseoftheenginebetweentheinletandthethrustreverserandprotectenginemountedcomponentsandaccessories.Therearetwofancowldoors(leftandright)aroundeachenginethatcanbeopenedtoprovideaccessforserviceandmaintenanceoftheenginecomponentsandaccessoriesonthefancaseoftheengine. Commentingonthenewdevelopment, SukaranSingh,ManagingDirectorandChiefExecutiveOfficer,TataAdvancedSystems,said,“Theawardofthestrategic737fancowlstructures toTASL isatestimonytothestrongrelationshipbetweenBoeingandTASL.ThiscontractwoninglobalcompetitionisasignificantmilestoneinourpartnershipwithBoeing.ProjectslikethesewithBoeingandotherglobalaerospacecompanieshavegreatlyhelpedbuildTASL'scapabilitiessuchthattodayTASLhastheabilitytobuildanentireaircraftorhelicopterathigh-rateproduction,toglobalquality,inIndia." TASLalsomanufacturesthousandsofcriticalsystemsandcomponentsforsomeofBoeing’smostadvancedproductsfromitsfacilitiesinNagpur,Bengaluru,andHyderabad.Further,TASLrunsamanufacturingfacilityinNagpur,whereadvancedcompositefloorbeamsforalltheBoeingDreamlinerairplanevariantsareproduced.TheTata-BoeingjointventureinTelanganamanufacturesfuselagesfortheApachehelicoptersandrecentlyaddedanewproductionlinetoproduceverticalfinstructuresforthe737familyofairplanes. TheTataandBoeingcollaborationisanexampleofasuccessfulpartnershipthatishelpinggrowtheIndianA&Decosystemwithadvancedaerospacemanufacturingcapabilities. TataAdvancedSystemsLimitedisawhollyownedsubsidiaryofTataSons,focusedonprovidingintegratedsolutionsforAerospace,DefenceandHomelandSecurity.Inlessthanadecade,TataAdvancedSystemshasbecomeasignificantplayerintheglobalaerospacemarket,becomingthepremiermanufacturingpartnerforglobalOEMsaswellastheGovernmentofIndia’sDefenceResearchandDevelopmentOrganization.Ithascapabilitiesthroughouttheentireaerospacevaluechainfromdesigntofullaircraftassembly,andiswellpositionedinareasthatincludemissiles,radars,unmannedaerialsystems,commandandcontrolsystems,optronicsandhomelandsecurity. The11th AnnualChinaAviationIndustryShanghaiSummit2021willberescheduledtoDecember2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Aug 16,2021
  • P&W Canada to Develop Hybrid-electric Engine

    Pratt&WhitneyCanada(P&WC)istodevelopahybrid-electricengineandtestitonaDeHavillandCanadaDash8-100.Thefirstgroundtestsareplannedfor2022butthefirstflightwillnothappenuntil2024,theenginemakerannouncedtoday. The hybrid-electricpropulsiontechnologyandflightdemonstratorprogramarepartofaCS$163millioninvestmentthatissupportedbythegovernmentsofCanadaandQuebec. P&WChasalonghistorywithtraditionalgasturbineengines,includingthetrustedPT6thathasclockedover400millionflighthours,andthePW100/150seriesthatpowerstheDHCDash8sorATRaircraft.Butthefutureiselectric,whichisfullyrecognizedbytheCanadiangovernment.Partofits‘greenrecoveryplan’isa StrategicInnovationFundthatbacksthetechnologydemonstratorandshouldhelpputCanada’saerospaceindustryattheforefrontofglobaleffortstomakeaviationmoresustainable.TheGovernmentofQuebecsupportstheprojectthroughInvestissementQuébecandtheMinistèredel’Économieetdel’Innovation,aspartofaninitiativeknownas,“Aéronefpourlamobiliténumériqueetvertededemain”(GreenandDigitalAircraftofTomorrow). Thehybrid-electricdemonstratorwillincludeanelectricmotorandcontrollerfromCollinsAerospace,likeP&WCpartofRaytheonTechnologies.Onanartist’simpressionfromDHC,itwillreplacethenumber2PW100-engineontheDash8-100whichhasbeenprovidedbyDeHavillandCanada.Theaircraftwillbefurthermodifiedtoaccommodatethebatteries.Thecockpitwillgetinterfacestosafelymonitorandcontrolthetestengine.DHCwillconducttheflighttestprogramindirectcooperationwithTransportCanadaunderanexperimentalflightpermit. Newengineshouldproduce30percentbetterfuelconsumption Thehybrid-electricdemonstratorshouldproduceathirtypercentreductioninfuelburnoverthePW100-series.Bycomparison:GeneralElectricandSafrantargetatwentypercentfuelburnimprovementwiththeirrecentlyannouncedRISEdemonstratorcomparedtotheCFMLEAP. “Pratt&WhitneyCanadaisproudtobealeadertowardevermoresustainableaircraftpropulsiontechnologiesandbeanintegralpartofCanada’sgreenrecoveryplan,”saidP&WCPresidentMariaDellaPostainamediastatement.“Withalong-timecommitmenttosustainabilityandasCanada’stopaerospaceinvestorinresearchanddevelopment,havinginvestedCS$500millionannually,wearedrivingeconomicgrowth,innovation,andworkforceexpertisetobenefittheenvironment.Hybrid-electrictechnologyhasanimportantroletoplayinenablingthenextstep-changeinefficiencyforaircraftengines,andweareuniquelypositionedtodemonstratethispotential.” P&WChasmadethedevelopmentof hybrid-electricpropulsiontechnologyacoreelementofitsstrategytomakeaviationmoresustainable.However,itwillalsocontinuetoadvanceitsgasturbineengineandadaptthemfortheuseofsustainableaviationfuels(SAFs). Thecompanywillcontinuetoworkwithindustrypartnersgloballyonawidevarietyofprojectstargetedatincreasinglysustainableaviationtobenefitourcustomersandtheenvironment. Hybrid-electricgoldenopportunityforDHC ForDeHavillandCanada,thehybrid-electricenginecouldbeagoldenopportunitytoofferanewversionoftheDash8-series.TheOEMisintheprocessofwindingdownproductioninDownsviewastheleaseofthesitehasbeenterminated.DHCstillhasn’tannouncedwhereitwillrestarttheaircraftassemblyoftheDash8,whichLongviewAviationCapitaltookoverfromBombardierinMay2019.ItsbacklogisrunningoutandDeHavillandwouldneedsomethingdifferentlikehybrid-electricpropulsiontogetitselfbackontheradarorotherwiserisklosingouttoATRandEmbraer,whichplanstolaunchanall-newturbopropin2022. Thelatest‘allCanada’initiativemustbeseenasanopportunity todemonstratethecountry’senvironmentalleadershipintheaviationsector,saysDHCChiefTransformationOfficer,DaveRiggs.ForQuebec,whichalreadyannouncedtheSAF+Consortiumearliertoday,thehybrid-electricdemonstratorisamajor projectthatwilldriveQuebecintothefuture,saidPremierFrançoisLegault.“Wewilldeveloptomorrow’shelicoptersandairplanestoday,inQuebec.TheseaircraftwillcontributetotheeconomywhilereducingCO2emissions.Theaerospaceindustrywillrelaunchwithvigor.YourgovernmentwillbetheretoreinforceourleadershipandensureastrongfutureforQuebec’saerospaceindustry.” ThiseffortisafollowonandanewchapterintheevolutionofwhatwascalledProject804byUTC.Thecompanyproducedthisvideobackin2019. Since2012,theChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyInternationalForum(CAPTIF)hasbeenheldinShanghai,Xi'an,Shenyang,Chengdu,ChangshaandGuiyanginturn.Ithasbeensuccessfullyheldforeightsessions,attractingmorethan2000industryexpertsandrepresentativesfromhundredsofenterprisesinmorethan20countriesaroundtheworld.Hunanaviationindustryhasalonghistory,itisnotonlytheresearchandproductionbaseofsmallandmedium-sizedaero-enginesinChina,butalsothebirthplaceofthefirstaero-engineinNewChinaandthefirstfullyindependentlydevelopedaero-engine.IthascreatedseveralfirstsintheaviationindustryinNewChina.ImportantmemberunitsofChina'saero-engineindustryhavealsotakenrootintheprovince.OnMay2018,AECCdisclosedAES100civilturboshaftengineandAEP500civilturbopropengineforthefirsttime.Inthefuture,themarketprospectofcivilturboshaftandturbopropaeroenginesinChinaisbroad.Itisexpectedthatby2035,therewillbenearly3000AES100enginesandnearly3500AEP500engines. Underthisbackground,the9thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldintheChangshaCityontheupcomingNovember,focusesonthe"14thFive-YearPlan"andmediumandlong-termdevelopmentplan,withthethemeofdigitalandintelligentdevelopmentofaviationpropulsiontechnology,andfocusesonthe"safedevelopmentandgreendevelopment","simulationtechnology","advancedtestandtesttechnology","structuralstrengthtechnology"ofsmallandmedium-sizedcivilaviationturboshafts,turbopropsandpistonengines"Partsdesignandmanufacturingtechnology","newmaterials,newprocesses"and"maintenancesupport"andotherrelatedtopics,wesincerelyinviteyourparticipationtocontributetothedevelopmentoftechnologyinChina.Registerorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 30,2021
  • Lilium Announces New Partnership to Manufacture Batteries for Its eVTOL Aircraft

    TheGermanelectricairtaxicompanyLiliumannouncedanewpartnershipwithbatterymanufacturerCUSTOMCELLStoprovidebatteriesforLilium’s7-SeaterJet,thecompanysaidinaJuly28pressrelease. Thispartnershipwillallowfortheindustrializedproductionoflithium-ionbatteriesforLilium’sairtaxioperations.CUSTOMCELLSwilluseLilium’slicensedtechnologytoproducebatteriesforthe7-SeaterJetatitsTübingenlocation,accordingtotherelease.CUSTOMCELLSwillworkwithanequipmentmanufacturer,ManzAG,onthiseffort. “Withtheirextensiveexperienceofdesigningandproducingcustomizedhigh-performanceLi-Ionbatteriesforautomotiveandaviationapplications,CUSTOMCELLSisanidealpartnertomanufactureaerospace-qualitybatterycellsforourjet,”DanielWiegand,co-founderandCEOofLilium,saidinastatement.“Theyhavealreadysetupmanufacturingofsiliconanodebatteriesforseveraloftheircustomers.Weareexcitedtobeworkingalongsideanothernext-generationcompanylikeCUSTOMCELLS.” CUSTOMCELLSannouncedarecentpartnershipwithPorschetoproducesilicon-anodebatteries,accordingtotherelease. “Onthebasisofflexiblemanufacturingconcepts,CUSTOMCELLSguaranteeshigh-techsolutionsforspecialapplicationsandtailor-madeproductionofelectrodes,electrolytesandbatterycellswithanoutstandingqualityandtraceabilityapproach,dependingonthecustomer'srequirementsprofile,”LeopoldKönig,co-founderandCEOofCUSTOMCELLS,saidinastatement.“ThispartnershipwillbringtwoleadingGermaninnovatorstogetherandunderlinesthestrengthoftheGermanmanufacturingandtechecosystem.” Lilium’s7-SeaterJetisdesignedforregionalairmobilityandwillhaverangesbetween40kilometersand200kilometers.Theaircraftwilluseadistributedpropulsionsystemwith36embeddedductedfans.LiliumispartneringwithHoneywellforavionicsandflightcontrolsystemsforthe7-SeaterJet. The7-SeaterJetwilloperateinEuropeandtheU.S.LiliumhasapartnershipwithLuxaviationGrouptobuildoutaneVTOLnetworkinEuropeandhasannouncedplanstodevelopupto14vertiportsinFlorida.Liliumisexpectingtocertifyitsaircraftin2024. Asahighvalue-added,high-techindustry,civilaircraftmechanicalandelectricalindustryisnotonlyanimportantpartofaviationindustry,butalsoanimportantfieldoftechnologicalinnovationanddevelopment.Aviationmechanicalandelectricalindustrycoversawiderangeofprofessional,high-techcontent,highaddedvalue,easytoexpandtootherfields,candriveelectronics,advancedmaterials,specialandprecisionprocessing,metallurgy,chemicalindustryandothertechnologiesandindustries,isthecountry,especiallydevelopedcountriesinEuropeandtheUnitedStatesattachgreatimportancetotheindustry.Incomparison,thereisstillabiggapbetweenthecoretechnologyofChina'saviationmechanicalandelectricalsystemanddevelopedcountries,andthereisplentyofroomforprogressinscientificandtechnologicalinnovation. Underthisbackground,the5thAeroElectromechanicsChinaforumwillbeheldinthecityofYangzhouonOctober28th-29th,2021,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Jul 30,2021
  • Airbus Delivered First A350 from Tianjin Center in China to China Eastern Airlines

    ChinaEasternAirlinesisthelargestAirbusoperatorinAsiaandsecondlargestintheworld AirbushasdeliveredthefirstA350fromitswidebodycompletion&deliverycentreinTianjin(C&DC),China,takingadditionalstepsintheexpansionofitsglobalfootprintandlong-termstrategicpartnershipwithChina.TheA350-900aircraftwasdeliveredtoChinaEasternAirlines,thelargestAirbusoperatorinAsiaandsecondlargestintheworld.AttheendofJune2021,ChinaEasternAirlinesoperatedanAirbusfleetof413aircraft,including349A320Familyaircraft,55A330FamilyaircraftandnineA350aircraft. “I’mproudthatAirbussuccessfullyextendedthecapabilityofthewidebodyC&DCinTianjintotheA350,thelatestnewgenerationaircraft,atsuchadifficulttimeofglobalaviation,”saidGeorgeXu,AirbusExecutiveVicePresidentandAirbusChinaCEO.“Thisisanewmilestoneinthelong-termcooperationbetweenChinaandAirbus,whichfurtherdemonstratesAirbus’commitmenttothecountry.CongratulationstoChinaEasternAirlines,ourlong-termstrategicpartner,forreceivingthefirstA350deliveredfromChina,andIappreciatetheirtrustinAirbusandinourproductsasalways.” LocatedatthesamesiteastheAirbusTianjinA320FamilyFinalAssemblyLineandtheAirbusTianjinDeliveryCentre,thewidebodyC&DCcoverstheaircraftcompletionactivities,includingcabininstallation,aircraftpaintingandproductionflighttest,aswellascustomerflightacceptanceandaircraftdelivery. ThecentrewasinauguratedinSeptember2017withitscapabilityonA330s. TheA350featuresthelatestaerodynamicdesign,acarbon-fibrefuselageandwings,plusnewfuel-efficientRolls-Royceengines.Together,thesefeaturestranslateintounrivalledlevelsofoperationalefficiencywitha25percentreductioninfuelburnandCO2 emissions.TheA350’s‘AirspacebyAirbus’cabinisthequietestofanywidebodyaircraftandofferspassengersandcrewsthemostmodernin-flightproductsforthemostcomfortableflyingexperience. AttheendofJune2021,theA350Familyhadreceived915firmordersfrom49customersworldwide,makingitoneofthemostsuccessful. Thisshowsnotonlyairbus'strustandinformationinChina'saviationindustry,butalsotheadvancedlevelofChina'saviationindustry.Underthisbackground,the 11th AnnualChinaAviationIndustryShanghaiSummit2021willbeheldonNovember18th-19th,2021,inShanghai.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Jul 30,2021
  • Ground-breaking NCC Research Proving Recycled Composites Can Be Used in New Industry Applications

    Carbonfibresextractedfromverticaltailplaneaftertheresinhasbeenremoved TheprojecthassuccessfullyextractedcarbonfibrefromtwoAirbusA320verticaltailplanesthathadreachedtheendoftheirservicelives,usingapyrolysisprocess.Thereclaimedfibreswillnowbeprocessedandconfiguredintoafabricformatthatcanbeusedwithliquidresincompositemanufacturingprocesses.Thenewmaterialcombinationwillbeassessedandcharacterisedforitsmechanicalperformance,beforebeingusedtomanufactureawheelchairrampagainstdesigncriteriafromtherailsector. Thedemonstratorwillshowthecross-sectorapplicationpossibilitiesforend-of-lifecomposites,withthelearningsfromthiscasestudybeingtakenforwardandtransferredtootherproductsinsectorssuchasconstruction,rail,automotiveandmore. Dr.EnriqueGarcia,ChiefTechnologyOfficerattheNCC,said: “TheNCCisattheforefrontoftheuseofadvancedcomposites,workingwithindustrytoanticipatethefutureneedsandapplicationsacrossthesectors.Thediverseconsortiainvolvedinthisprojecthighlightsthenear-termchallengesbeingfacedacrossanumberofindustries,andtheimportanceofourworktofindsustainablesolutionsforend-of-lifecomposites.Thisinitiativeissuccessfullydevelopingthetechnologiesrequiredtoovercomethesechallenges,pavingthewayforanewsupplychainofrecycledcomposites,allowingmoreindustriestomakeuseoftheirunique,beneficialpropertiesatalowercost.” TheCoreResearchprogrammeisacross-sectorinitiativeinvolvingtheNCC’sMemberorganisationsthatidentifiesthebiggestchallengescurrentlybeingfacedbyindustryandsolvesthemthroughcollaborativeresearchanddevelopment. InpartnershipwiththeCentreforProcessInnovation(CPI),theNCCalsoleadstheSustainableCompositesinitiative.Throughthisprogramme,theNCCworkswithcompaniesofallsizestocreateamoresustainablefutureutilisingthebenefitsofcompositematerialsandapplications. Compositematerialisthemostexpectedmaterialinmodernaviationaircraft.Thedevelopmentofitswholelifecycle,suchasmaterialselection,molding,processing,assemblyandrecycling,affectsthedevelopmentofaircraft.Underthisbackground,the7thAnnualAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnology InternationalForum2021willbeheldonNovember,2021,inShanghai. Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryourinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Jul 30,2021
  • More Digitalization At Airports Needed Quickly, SITA Says

    Theairtransportsectormustmoveswiftlytowarddigitalizingthetravelexperiencetopreventairportsfromgrindingtoahaltaspassengernumbersrisepost-pandemic,theEuropeanheadofairtransportITproviderSITAsaidJuly1.SITAPresident,EuropeSergioColellasaidthatrapidautomation... Underthisbackground,theInternationalSmartAirportDevelopmentForumwillbeheldonNovember30th-December1st,2021inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., LtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement. Register yourinterest orgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Jul 30,2021
  • AVIC Launches Assembly of New Helicopter

    China'smajoraircraftmanufacturer,theAviationIndustryCorporationofChina(AVIC),launchedtheassemblyofAC332,amulti-purpose,civilian-usehelicopter,innorthChina'sTianjinMunicipality. AC332isanadvanceddual-enginehelicopteroffour-tonnelevel.Equippedwithhigh-performancerotor,twohigh-powerenginesandhighlyintegratedavionicssystem,thehelicopterwasunveiledinDecember2020. AccordingtoAVIC,thehelicoptercanachieveaflightaltitudeof6,000meters,avoyageof600kmandaloadof600kginareaswithanaltitudeof4,500meters. Thehelicopter,withacapacityof10passengers,canbeusedinvariousscenariosincludingemergencyrescue,lawenforcement,aswellhigh-altitudeandoffshoreoperations. AC332isexpectedtomakeitsmaidenflightin2022andwillbedeliveredbytheendof2024. Underthisbackground,The37thChinaHelicopterAcademicExchangeConference&The5thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForumwillbeheldonAugust26thto27th,2021inNanjing,China.TheforumwasadvisedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,hostedbyChineseHelicopterSocietyandNanjingUniversityOfAeronauticsAndAstronautics,supportedbyShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociation,organizedbyNanjingResearchInstituteonSimulationTechnique,ChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,AVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonPolicyInterpretation,IndustryDataSharing,HelicopterDesignandR&D,NewTechnolgyApplication,GeneralAviationOperation, UAVDevelopment,HelicopterMROandTalentsCultivating. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Jul 30,2021
  • Magnetic MRO Integrates Line Maintenance Capabilities with Direct Maintenance

    MagneticMROstartedthemovementofitsTallinnbasedlinemaintenance,togetherwithrespectiveoutstations,underDirectMaintenance Aftertheintegration,thegroup’slinemaintenancecapabilitiesextendstoprovidingservicesin20+stationsglobally,itcoversanimpressive70+aircraftandenginecombinations 22July2021: MagneticMROhasintegratedtheirlinemaintenancecapabilitieswithDirectMaintenance.InJanuary2021,MagneticMROstartedthemovementofitsTallinnbasedlinemaintenance,togetherwithrespectiveoutstations,underDirectMaintenance.Aftertheintegration,thegroup’slinemaintenancecapabilitiesextendstoprovidingservicesin20+stationsglobally,itcoversanimpressive70+aircraftandenginecombinations,includingA320NEO,A350-900/1000,A380.B787,B747-8,aswellasprogressintonewgenerationofaircraft,coveringAirbusA330NEOandBoeingB777-X,andgearingupforfurtherexpansiononstationsinternationally. JaccoKlerk,CEOatDirectMaintenancesaid,“Ourdivisionshavecombinedasolidreputationinthemarketrangingfromregional-tonarrow-andwide-bodyaircraftline-maintenance,includinghome-basedandheavyline-maintenancewithawiderangeofservicesforAOG,ad-hoc,modifications,parking/storageandleasetransitions.Byaligningtheseexcellentcapabilitiesforourcustomers,weprovideawealthofservicestotheindustrywithasinglebuy-in.Weareonthemovetobecomingapreferredcustomerchoiceasaleadingindependentlinemaintenanceorganizationenhancedbypassionedandmotivatedteam.” RistoMäeots, CEOatMagneticMRO said,“Wenoticedthatanairlineisoftenstrandedwithnumerousserviceproviders,eachwithitsown‘handwriting’.Andwehadtoadmitthatmarketwasofferingwhatisconvenientforserviceproviders,notwhatcustomersactuallyneed.Fromconsolidatingourexistinglinemaintenanceunderoneleadershiptothefutureglobalgrowthinnetwork,wewillabsolutelypraisethechallengetobepioneerandtooffercomfortineveryaspect–thuswepraisethisnextstepwearetakingtogetherwithDirectMaintenance.” Togetherwiththeintegration,boththecompanieshavestrengthenedandexpandedtheirstationcapabilitiesandourcommercialandoperationsorganizationtodriveourbusinesssuccessforward. Underthisbackground,the5thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum &The26thMaintenanceandSpareSupportConferencewillbeheldonAugust18thto19th,2021 inQingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnology Sub-committeeofCSAA&ShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyQingdaoAirlinesCo.,Ltd,Taikoo(Shandong)Aircraft EngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd&Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.WillmainlydiscussAviationSparesSharing,DomesticAircraftOperationSupport,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,AviationSuppliesSupportwhenImportTariffDecline,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Jul 30,2021
  • Xifei Integrated Delivery Center of Aviation Industry Airborne Division Unveiled

    On June24,thesigningandinaugurationceremonyoftheXifeiIntegratedDelivery CenteroftheAviationIndustryAirborneDivisionwasheldatXAC.Meng Jinqiang,DeputyDirectoroftheGeneralDefenseDepartmentoftheGroup,Hao Jian,SpecialBusinessManager,WangJiangang,GeneralManageroftheAirborne Company,SongKepu,GeneralManagerandDeputySecretaryofthePartyCommittee ofXAC,JiaoYusong,DirectoroftheHydraulics,FuelandEnvironmentalControl SystemsDivision,andmembersofthedivisionThemainleadersoftheunit attendedthemeeting. Meng Jinqiangaffirmedthephasedresultsachievedbytheintegrateddeliveryofthe AirborneDivision,andpointedoutthattheintegrateddeliveryisstillinthe stageofcentralizeddelivery.Thereisstillalotofworktobedonebefore theintegrateddelivery.Therearemanyproblemstobesolved,andthereisa longwaytogo..ItishopedthatXACandtheairbornecompanywillcontinue toexploreandsummarize,improvethedeliverysystem,expandthescopeof business,anddeepentheworkandbusinessaroundthegoalofintegrated delivery.MengJinqiangsaidthattheintegrateddeliveryworkisinnovative work.TheDefenseDepartmentoftheGroupwillpaycloseattentiontothe progressoftheintegrateddeliverypilotworkoftheairbornebusinessunit, activelyhelpcoordinaterelevantissuesinthedelivery,andjointlypromote thephysicaloperationoftheairbornebusinessunittorealizeaviation weapons.High-qualitydevelopmentofequipment. Wang Jiangangpointedoutinhisspeechthatthelistingoftheintegrateddelivery centermarkedasolidstepforwardinthephysicaloperationoftheairborne businessunit.Astheintegrateddeliverycenterwillbegintrialoperation, eachairbornebusinessdepartmentmustdoagoodjoboflinkingupwiththe hostsite,coordinatetheinternalresourcesofthebusinessdepartment,and highlightthesystemguaranteeroleofthebusinessdepartment;theairborne businessdepartmentmustintegratethoughtsandfocusTogether,withthe supportandguidanceofthemainenginefactory,thebusinessunitwillbe solid,deepanddetailed,andrealizethefundamentaltransformationand systematicreengineeringoftheairborneindustry,andbecomethefuture airbornesystem-levelsupplierandintegratedsupplierLaythefoundationfor theformation. XACsigned tripartiteserviceagreementswiththehydraulic,fuelandenvironmental controlsystemdivisions,andthecontrolnavigationandguidancesystem divisionsandthepowersystemdivisions. SongKepusaid thattheestablishmentoftheXi'anAirlinesIntegratedDeliveryCenterofthe AirborneDivisionwillgreatlyreducethedifficultyoftheAVICXi'anAirlines supplychainandeasethedeliverycapacityanddeliveryefficiencyofXi'an Airlines'finishedproducts.AVICXACwilltakethisasanopportunityto ensurethevigorouscollaborationbetweentheairborneunitandthebusiness unit,findproblemsinpractice,solveproblemsinpractice,andimplementthe integrateddeliveryworkassoonaspossibletoachievepracticalresults; continuetodeepenthecooperationwiththeaviationindustry.Intensifythecooperation andcommunicationwithvariousbusinessunits,continuouslyimprovethe constructionleveloftheindustrialchainandsupplychain,providecustomers withhigh-qualityproductscontinuously,stablyandefficiently,andjointly contributetothedevelopmentofaviationweaponsandequipmentandthe constructionofthe“flowingarmy”.Duecontribution. JiaoYusongsummarizedtheprocessof establishingtheintegrateddeliverycenter,analyzedthesituationofthehost supportingtasks,andreportedonthespecificdirectionofthefollow-upwork. Mr.Jiaoemphasizedthatunderthe leadershipofthegroupcompanyandtheairbornecompany,andunderthedrive ofXAC,theAviationIndustryAirborneHydraulics,FuelandEnvironmental ControlSystemsDivisionwillworkwithotherbrotherdivisions,adheringto innovation,cooperation,andsharing.Theconceptof“win”willbuildtheXi'an IntegratedDeliveryCenterintoahigh-qualityproject.Thebusinessdepartment willresolutelyimplementthegroupstrategy,makefulluseofthepolicy windowperiod,strengthensysteminnovationcapabilities,givefullplaytothe advantagesofthesystem,andcreatevalueforthemainengine. Asahighvalue-added,high-techindustry, civilaircraftmechanicalandelectricalindustryisnotonlyanimportantpart ofaviationindustry,butalsoanimportantfieldoftechnologicalinnovation anddevelopment.Aviationmechanicalandelectricalindustrycoversawide rangeofprofessional,high-techcontent,highaddedvalue,easytoexpandto otherfields,candriveelectronics,advancedmaterials,specialandprecision processing,metallurgy,chemicalindustryandothertechnologiesand industries,isthecountry,especiallydevelopedcountriesinEuropeandthe UnitedStatesattachgreatimportancetotheindustry.Incomparison,thereis stillabiggapbetweenthecoretechnologyofChina'saviationmechanicaland electricalsystemanddevelopedcountries,andthereisplentyofroomfor progressinscientificandtechnologicalinnovation. Under thisbackground,the5thAeroElectromechanicsChinaforumwill beheldinthecityofYangzhouonOctober28th-29th,2021,registeryour interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformore details.

    Jul 15,2021
  • Safran Helicopter Engines introduces biofuel to its test cells

    Safran HelicopterEnginesrananArranoengineusing38%ofsustainableaviationfuel (SAF)atitsBordesplantinFranceforthefirsttime. Thisbiofuelwasproducedfromusedcookingoil.Thegroundrunmarksthefirst stepofastrategytodeploySAFinenginetestcellsatallSafranHelicopter Enginesplants. Bytheendoftheyear,themanufacturerplanstouseatleast10%SAFatall itsFrenchfacilities. ThismilestonecomestwoweeksafterSafranHelicopterEnginesmarkedthefirst flightofarescuehelicopterusingbiofuel. AnAirbusH145ofADACLuftrettungoperateditstwinArriel2Eturbinesona mixtureof40%biofuelandconventionalJet-A1. SafranHelicopterEnginesandADAChaveagreedtocontinuestudyingbiofuel usageonadailybasiswithahelicopterbasedatCologne. Inparallelthemanufacturerplanstoconductsimilartestswithother helicopteroperators. FranckSaudo,SafranHelicopterEnginesCEO,said:"ReducingCO2emissions isacollectiveresponsibilitythathasbeenembracedbythewomenandmenof Safran.ByintroducingSAF,andspecificallybiofuel,tohelicopteroperators andatourplants,wearereducingCO2emissionsatboth.Iamproudthatonce again,Safranhastakentheleadinaviationdecarbonisation.” Safranenginesarealreadyfullycertifiedtooperateonupto50%sustainable fuel,includingbiofuel.TheOEM'sambitionistoobtaina100%biofuel approvalby2023. Emitingmuchlesscarbonthroughouttheirentirelife-cycle,thesefuelscould helpreduceaviationCO2emissionsbyupto80%. Underthis background,The37thChinaHelicopterAcademicExchangeConference&The 5thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForumwillbeheldonAugust26thto27th,2021inNanjing,China.Theforumwasadvisedby ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,hostedbyChineseHelicopter SocietyandNanjingUniversityOfAeronauticsAndAstronautics,supportedby ShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociation,organizedbyNanjingResearchInstitute onSimulationTechnique,ChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,AVIC ChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtdandGalleon(Shanghai) ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillmainlyfocuson PolicyInterpretation,IndustryDataSharing, HelicopterDesignandR&D,NewTechnolgyApplication,GeneralAviation Operation, UAVDevelopment,Helicopter MROandTalentsCultivating. Register your interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2021
  • Bombardier Launches Certified Pre-Owned Aircraft Program

    Bombardier haslaunchedaCertifiedPre-Ownedaircraftprogramforbuyerslookingfora“like-new” experiencethatcomeswiththeknowledgetheaircrafthasbeenthoroughly inspectedbyBombardierengineers. Not onlythat,buteveryBombardierCertifiedPre-Ownedaircraftisbackedbya one-yearwarrantyontheairframewhichalsoextendstooperationalsupport duringthefirstyear. “Aslifegraduallybeginstoreturnto normal,thesupplyofbusinessjetsacrosstheindustryhasbeenoutpacedby demand,”saidChrisMilligan,VicePresident, Pre-OwnedAircraftServices,Bombardier.“ABombardierCertified Pre-OwnedaircraftprovidesbuyerswiththehighestqualityPre-Ownedproduct, equippedwiththelatestsafetyandcabinenhancements– whileprovidingthenewaircraftdeliveryexperiencecustomersarelookingfor.” Potential customerscansignuptoreceivealertswhenoneofBombardier’s Learjet,ChallengerandGlobalaircraftbecomesavailable. “Bombardier’sCertifiedPre-Owned aircraftprogramiscapitalizingonaresilientmarketwheresupplystillhasn’t caughtupwithdemand,”saidJean-ChristopheGallagher,Executive VicePresident,ServicesandSupport,andCorporateStrategy,Bombardier.“With somanynewprospectivebuyersonthemarket,Bombardiercanfulfillthis demandandharnessourworld-renownedproductknowledge,refurbishment capabilitiesandvaluationknow-how.” Under thisbackground,the5thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnology InternationalForum &The26thMaintenanceandSpareSupport ConferencewillbeheldonAugust18thto19th,2021 in Qingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyCivilAircraft OperationSupportTechnologySub-committee ofCSAA&ShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedby QingdaoAirlinesCo.,Ltd,Taikoo(Shandong)Aircraft Engineering CompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerService Co.,Ltd&Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Willmainlydiscuss AviationSparesSharing,DomesticAircraftOperationSupport,BigDataand PredictiveMaintenance,AviationSuppliesSupportwhenImportTariffDecline, MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register your interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2021
  • Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport to Put into Operation on

    The firstphaseofQingdaoJiaodongInternationalAirportcoversanareaof16.25 squarekilometerswithatotalinvestmentof36.039billionyuanandtwo parallellongrunways,bothofwhichare3,600longand2,184apart.Terminal No.1coversanareaof478,000squaremeters,withatotalof184aircraft parkingstands(76closeones). Qingdao JiaodongInternationalAirportisoneofthefirstbatchofdemonstration projectsofthesafe,green,smartandhumanisticairport.Comparedwiththe 4E-classQingdaoLiutingInternationalAirportwithonerunway,the4F-class JiaodongInternationalAirport,whichcantakeoffandlandthelargesttypes ofcivilaviationaircraft,suchasAirbus380andBoeing747,hasmadea qualitativeleapinoperationgrade,servicequalityandcomprehensive transportationsystem,showingitslate-moveradvantages. According tothenoticeissuedbytheAirTrafficBureauoftheCivilAviation AdministrationofChinarecently,theairspaceprograminQingdaowillbe officiallylaunchedat0:00o'clock onAugust12,2021.QingdaoJiaodong InternationalAirportisfullyqualifiedfortheoperationandwillbeformally openat0:00o'clockonAugust12.QingdaoLiutingInternational Airportwillbeclosedsimultaneously. Underthisbackground,the InternationalSmartAirportDevelopmentForumwillbeheld onNovember4th–5th,2021inShanghai,China.Theforumwashostedby ShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnology Sub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerService Co., LtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillmainly focusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,Big DataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,Business AutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient, PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2021
  • Airbus A320 Fuselage Work Starts in Tianjin

    EmployeesofAirbus andXi'anAircraftInternational(Tianjin)CorpworktogetherontheA320 fuselageprojectinTianjin.[PhotoprovidedtoChinaDaily] European aircraftmanufacturerAirbussaiditslocalpartnerhasstartedthe fuselage-equippingprojectoftheA320familyaircraftinTianjinonTuesday. The firstChina-equippedfuselagewillbedeliveredinthethirdquarterofthis year. The project,undertakenbyXi'anAircraftInternational(Tianjin)Corp(XAT)andby localChinesestaffmembers,marksanewindustrialcooperationmilestone betweenAirbusandChina. Large partsandtheinternalsystemcomponentsofA320fuselagewillbetransported fromEuropetoTianjintocompletethefinalassemblywork,accordingtothe agreement. "Since thesigningofthecontractin2019,XATquicklysetupafuselagedevelopment team,andtogetherwithAirbus'GermanandFrenchfuselageteams,weprepareda networkplanforthedevelopmentoftheproject,specifyingmorethan100key processcontrolnodes,"saidMaYan,presidentofXAT. The companyhashadalong-termpartnershipwithAirbusonitssingle-aisle aircraftwingequipmentsince2009,andithasshownagoodrecordofon-time andqualitydeliveries,Airbussaid. By 2024,theA320fuselageequippingprojectisexpectedtomeetitstarget productioncapacity.Airbussaidtheprojectindicatesastepforwardforthe verticalintegrationofitssupplychaininChina,thelargestmarketfor Airbus. The aircraftmakerhasdeliveredmorethan540planesoftheA320familyfromits finalassemblylineinTianjintoChineseairlinesandsomeAsiancarriers. China isanintegralpartoftheglobalaviationindustrialecosystem,andan importantpartofAirbus'globalsupplychain,Airbussaid. The AirbusA320finalassemblylineinTianjin,whichhasbeeninoperationfor morethan12yearsandisthethirdsingle-aisleassemblylineforAirbusafter ToulouseinFranceandHamburginGermany,hashelpedAirbusincreaseits marketshareinChinatoabout53percentandstealamarchoveritsUSrival BoeingCo. Currently, morethan200suppliersinChinasupporttheproductionofalmostalltypesof Airbuscommercialaircraftandcoveralllifecycleslikemanufacturingand maintenanceofanaircraft. "The latestmovementshowsAirbus'recognitionofChina'sassemblyskillsandis importantroleintheglobalsupplychain,aswellasChina'sinvestment environment,"saidZouJianjun,aprofessorattheCivilAviation ManagementInstituteofChina. "China's hugedomesticmarketshowsasignificantdemandforcommercialaircraft," hesaid. Last year,Airbus'annualindustrialspendingonthecommercialaircraftbusinessin Chinareachedabout$1billion,representinganincreaseofalmost60percent comparedtothelevelseenin2016,thecompanysaid. China's domesticairtravelmarketissteadilypickingup.Lastmonth,51million passengerstookdomesticflights,whichreached93.6percentofthelevel recordedatthesametimeof2019beforetheCOVID-19pandemic,accordingto theCivilAviationAdministrationofChina. The upgradingofAirbus'businessinChinaisnotonlyasignofAirbus'trustand confidenceinChina,butalsoasignofChina'scontinuousimprovementin aviationmanufacturing.Atpresent,bothcivilaviationindustryandaviation manufacturingindustry,China'smarketproportionandshareareamongthetop.Under thisbackground,the11th AnnualChina AviationIndustryShanghaiSummit2021willbeheldonNovember 17th-18th,2021,inShanghai.Youarewelcometo participate. Clickheretoregister youinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Jul 15,2021
  • Additive Manufacturing Centre Opens for Cabin Interiors Sector

    ThecentreusesEOS industrial3D-printingtechnologies.Image:AviationAMCentre AM GlobalGmbH,aspecialistinlarge-scaleadditivemanufacturing(AM/3D printing)applications,hasopenedTheAviationAMCentreinDusseldorf, Germany,foundedinpartnershipwithRanderathGmbH,aturn-keyproject deliverycompany.Thenewventurewillprovideend-to-endsolutionsfortheAM ofcertifiedaircraftcabininteriorpolymerparts. The centre,locatedwithintheEOSInnovationCentre,isintendedtodrive innovativeandsustainablemanufacturingintheaviationindustrythroughthe useofproductioncellsthatcanbeusedtodevelopcomponentsthatare lightweight,strong,andwhichusematerialsefficientlyintheproduction process.Theventurewillprovidefulldesign,manufacturingandcertification servicesforpolymerparts,andAMmachines(includingEOSindustrial3D printingtechnologies)thatmeetEuropeanAviationSafetyAgency(EASA)and UnitedStatesFederalAviationAdministration(FAA)standards. Additive manufacturingcanreducethetimeandmoneyspentbyaircraftoperatorsandMRO organisationsastheyseektoreducedowntimeandimprovethespeedand efficiencywithwhichtheycanserviceaircraftinteriors.Customisedpartsin particularinvolvehighpricesandlongleadtimesforproduction,whichcanbe reducedbytheflexibilityandlowcostsofAMinthemaintenanceand refurbishmentofcabininteriors.3Dprintingcanenablestructural optimisationandweightreductionofparts,andcanalsobeusedtoproduce partson-demand,directlyfroma‘digitalwarehouse’,reducingwaittimes, alongwithstorageandproductioncosts. Primary customershavebeenidentifiedasairlinesandmaintenanceorganisations, alongsidecabininteriorsuppliersandoriginalequipmentmanufacturersacross thecommercialaviationsector,aswellasVIPchartercompanies,private aviationandurbanmobility. Bernhard RanderathisfounderandchairmanoftheboardofTheAviationAMCentre.He hasextensiveexperienceintheaviationbusiness,includingvariousmanagement positionsinaircraftdesign,maintenance,engineering,customersupportand airlineoperationsatLufthansa,Airbus,andmostrecentlyasVPofengineering atEtihadEngineering. Randerath said,“Airlineoperationsarefacingverydemandingtime-andcost-saving imperatives,especiallyinthecurrentenvironment.Weareveryproudto celebratetheopeningofthisnewventure,whichwillprovidetailored solutions,efficientprocessesandcutting-edgetechnologyforairlinesand otherpartsofthecommercialaviationindustry.OurpartnershipwithAMGlobal bringstogetherdeep3D-printingtechnologyknow-how,withourunderstandingof themarketforcommercialaviationandadditivemanufacturing–theperfect basisforastrongbusiness.” The AviationAMCentreissupportedbythenewlyfoundedGerman-EmiratiInstitute andtheACAMAachenCentreforAdditiveManufacturing,bothlocatedinAachen, Germany.TheGerman-EmiratiInstituteaimstobuildgreaterindustrial collaborationbetweenGermanyandtheUnitedArabEmirates(UAE),basedonthe twocountries’frameworkagreementforindustrialcooperationandtechnology exchange. The AviationAMCentreissupportedbythenewlyfoundedGerman-EmiratiInstitute andtheACAMAachenCentreforAdditiveManufacturing,bothlocatedinAachen, Germany.TheGerman-EmiratiInstituteaimstobuildgreaterindustrial collaborationbetweenGermanyandtheUnitedArabEmirates(UAE),basedonthe twocountries’frameworkagreementforindustrialcooperationandtechnology exchange. As thekeytechnologyofintegratedmoldingofaircraftparts,additive manufacturingisoneofthetechnologiesthatthecivilaircraftmanufacturing industrypayscloseattentionto.Meanwhile,asoneoftheeffectivewaysof aviationgreenmanufacturing,additivemanufacturingisalsotheinevitable trendoffuturedevelopment.Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualAeronauticalMaterials andManufacturingTechnology InternationalForum2021willbeheldonNovember,2021,inShanghai. Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryourinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Jul 14,2021
  • Gogo Confident of Progress in 5G ATG Network

    GogoBusinessAviationhascompletedseveralkeymilestonesinthedevelopmentofits5Gair-to-ground(ATG)networkandonboardequipment.TheGogo5Gnetworkisbeingdesignedforaircraftoperatingwithinthecontiguous UnitedStates,andisthefourthATGUS-widenetworkGogohasdesignedandbuilt.Gogoexpectsthe5Gnetworktobeavailableinthesecondhalfof2022. Forthegroundnetwork,Gogohasinstalledthefirsttwo5Gantennasonatower,whichwillnowbeusedtoconductprototypetestingofsystemperformance.Thecompanyhasalsocompleteddevelopmentofits5Gaircardprototypesandhascompletedcoast-to-coastflighttestingofits5Gbelly-mountedantennastovalidatetheirperformance.Gogoreportsithasconductedaflighttestandsuccessfullyestablishedaconnectionbetweenthe5Gantennasontheaircraftandthe5Gantennasonthegroundtower. “Thetestswe’veconductedandsuccessfullypassedvalidatewhatwemodelledwhenweinitiallyannouncedwewouldbuilda5Gnetwork,”said MikeSyverson,seniorvicepresidentofengineeringforGogo.“Throughthetestingwe’vedonesofar,wenowknowthatGogo5Gisgoingtobebetterthanweoriginallythoughtitwouldbe.” Gogosaysithasalsosuccessfullyperformedanend-to-endcallusinga5GSIMcard,fromtheonboardequipmenttothecellsite,throughthedatacentretotheinternet,andback. “Whatwe’vedoneisvalidatethatoursystemscantalktooneanother,”Syversoncontinued.“Theantennascantalktothecellsite,whichinturncantalktothedatacentre.Thereisalotofsoftwaredevelopmenttoputthosepiecestogether,andit’sallworkingverywell.” InotherGogonews,thecompany’sAvanceL5andL3systemshavenowbeeninstalledandareflyingon2,000businessaircraft.Combined,thetwosystemshaveflownnearly600,000flights,consuming262.61terabytesofdata.GogoachievedthesemilestonesinlessthanfouryearsfollowingthefirstAvanceL5installationin October2017. TheL5platformdeliversa4Gexperiencetobusinessaircraft,fromlightjetstothelargestglobalbusinessjets,andwillbeabletotakeadvantageoftheupcomingGogo5Gnetwork. Underthis background,AvaitonDigital OperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonNovember11th to12th,TBD.Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 1,2021
  • Chengdu Opens Its Second International Airport

    Clockwisefrom top:AnaerialviewofChengduTianfuInternationalAirportinChengdu,Sichuan province,earlierthismonthbeforeitsopening;Passengersboardthefirst departingflight,operatedbySichuanAirlines;Thefirstinboundcommercial flightattheairport,arrivingfromShanghai,receivesawaterarchwelcomeon Sunday. The firstplanetookofffromChengduTianfuInternationalAirportinSichuan provinceat11:25amonSunday,markingthestartofitsoperationsfollowing fiveyearsofconstruction. The openingoftheairportmakesChengduthethirdcityinChinawithtwo internationalairhubs,followingShanghaiandBeijing. Chengdu Tianfu,inthetownofLujiainJianyang-acityundertheadministrationof Chengdu,Sichuan'sprovincialcapital-is50kilometersfrombothdowntown ChengduandShuangliuInternationalAirportinitssuburbanShuangliudistrict. Chengdu TianfuwasChina'slargestciviltransportationairportprojectduringthe13th Five-YearPlanperiod(2016-20). With investmentexceeding75billionyuan($11.7billion),itsfirstphaseincluded theconstructionofthreerunwaysandtwoterminalscovering710,000square meters-roughlythesizeof100soccerpitches-whichcanhandle60million passengersayear. Over 30newtechnologieshavebeenimplementedtomaketheairportanadvancedone byinternationalstandards,saidWuDing,aleadingofficialinchargeofits construction. With alengthof4,000metersandawidthof75meters,oneoftheairport'srunways israted4F,thehighestlevel,meaningitiscapableofhandlinglargecivil aircraftliketheAirbusA380. Two flightslandedattheairportonSunday,andsixtookoff,boundforBeijing, ShanghaiandGuangzhou,capitalofGuangdongprovince. The firstplanetodepart,operatedbySichuanAirlines,hadmanycartoonpandason itsfuselage.BoundforBeijingCapitalInternationalAirport,itcarried262 passengers. Sichuan ishometomostoftheworld'sgiantpandas,whichareuniquetoChina. According tolong-termplans,ChengduTianfu'sterminalswilleventuallycover1.4 millionsqmandwillbecapableofhandling120millionpassengersayear. The openingoftheairportcouldhelpChengdubecomeanintegratedinternational transportationhublinkingChinawithEurope,theMiddleEast,CentralAsiaand SoutheastAsia. Underthis background,theInternationalSmart AirportDevelopmentForumwillbeheldonNovember4th–5th,2021inShanghai,China.Theforum washostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandCivilAircraftOperation SupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraft CustomerServiceCo., LtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.The forumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificial Intelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,Innovation Infrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,Energy ConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 1,2021
  • Join The Sustainable Aviation Fuel User Group - AIRBUS HELICOPTERS Calls All Industry Stakeholders

    Airbus Helicoptersisbringingtheindustrytogethertodrivethedeploymentof biofuels,throughthecreationofaSustainableAviationFuel(SAF)UserGroup dedicatedtotherotary-wingcommunity.Asapioneerinthecivilturbine rotorcraftmarket,thecompanyiscallingallmajorstakeholderstojointhe initiative,whichaimsatreducingaviation’simpactoncitizensandthe environment. WiththeSAF UserGroup,AirbusHelicoptersplanstotackletheremainingchallengesaround biofuelsandproactivelysupporttheindustry’sCO₂reductioncommitment,thanksto constantcooperationwithpartnersfromallareasoftheaviationsector. Throughthisinclusiveapproach,theSAFUserGroupaspirestocollectively workonwaystoacceleratetheuseofblendedSAFkeroseneandtopavetheway toward100%SAFflightsforfuturefleets. “Wewelcomeallhelicopteroperators,engine manufacturers,fuelsystemsuppliers,energycompanies,fuelproviders, handlingcompanies,andallotherstakeholdersintheindustrywillingto pioneersustainableaerospacewithus,”saidStefanThomé,ExecutiveVicePresident,Engineering andChiefTechnicalOfficer,AirbusHelicopters. SAFreducesCO₂emissionsthankstotheuseofresidual andwaste materialsuchas usedvegetableoilsandfats.Asaresult,thefuelhasnonegativeimpacton agriculturalfoodproduction.Biofuelsareusedunderthesameperformanceand safetyconditionsasconventionalfuels,whichhasmadethemwell-established leversforCO₂reductionintheaviationindustry. Airbusis committedtoleadingthedecarbonisationoftheaerospacesector,forour aircraft,satellitesandlaunchvehicles,andisactivelyengagedinachieving sustainableairtravelforfuturegenerations.Thecompanyhaspledgedto supportanindustry-widedecarbonisationmovementthatincludescarbon-neutral growthfrom2020anda50%reductioninCO₂emissions.Toachievetheseobjectives, Airbus’decarbonisationstrategyfocusesonimprovingfuelburn incurrent-generationaircraft,acceleratingthedevelopmentofnewfuelsand technologies(i.e.electrification,SAF,etc.),optimisingday-to-dayaircraft operations,andsupportingmarket-basedmeasures. Underthis background,The37thChinaHelicopter AcademicExchangeConference&The5thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustry InternationalForumwillbeheldonAugust26thto27th,2021inNanjing,China.Theforumwasadvisedby ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,hostedbyChineseHelicopter SocietyandNanjingUniversityOfAeronauticsAndAstronautics,supportedby ShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociation,organizedbyNanjingResearchInstitute onSimulationTechnique,ChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,AVIC ChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtdandGalleon(Shanghai) ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillmainlyfocuson PolicyInterpretation,IndustryDataSharing, HelicopterDesignandR&D,NewTechnolgyApplication,GeneralAviation Operation, UAVDevelopment,Helicopter MROandTalentsCultivating. Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 1,2021
  • China Airlines and AFI KLM E&M Sign Major GE90 Engine Support Contract

    AFI KLME&MandChinaAirlineshavesignedaformalagreementtosupportthe GE90enginespoweringtheairline'sfleetofBoeing777Faircraft.Itbindsthe twopartiesexclusivelyoverthelongtermwith(PBH)“PowerBytheHour”supportsolutions.Thiscontractcovers PBH,suchasMROonengineandLRU,engineeringsupportincludingspareengine support,transportation,On-Wingandon-sitesupport.ChinaAirlineswillalso benefitfromAFIKLME&M’senginepredictivemaintenancesolution PrognosforEngine. GE90 MROleaderwithnearly450enginessupported Air France-KLMGroupisthesecondlargestGE90operatorintheworld.Asan airline-MRO,andthroughanextensivetechnicaldevelopmentprogram,AFIKLM E&MhasacquiredunparalleledresourcesandexpertiseinGE90engine overhaulandmaintenance.Withitsextensivein-houserepair,overhaulandtest capabilities,AFIKLME&MprovidesMROservicessupportingnearly450GE90 enginesofinternationalairlinecustomers.AFIKLME&M,combiningboth operatorexperienceandmorethan80yearsofMROexperience,providingdaily operationalsupporttocustomers,isthelargestnon-OEMproviderofGE90 services.Thankstoitslong-standingengineeringexpertiseasanMROcenterof excellence,AFIKLME&Misabletooptimizethecostsofmaintenance programsbyavoidingprematureremovalsforoverhaul,optimizingshopvisit workscopesandminimizingcostlypartsreplacement. Dominik WienerSilva, VicePresidentSalesAsiaPacificAFIKLME&Mcommented :“Thisisamajorand historicagreementwhichdemonstratesthehighvalueandreputationofAFIKLM E&M'sservicesintheglobalmarket,especiallyinAsia.Wehaveworked hardtoadaptouroffertotheneedsofChinaAirlines.Wehavedemonstrated thatoursolutionsofferthebestguaranteesintermsofreliabilityand performance.WearehonoredthatChinaAirlines,anewAFIKLME&M customer,hasplaceditstrustinusbyawardingusthismajorcontract.” Under thisbackground,the5thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnology InternationalForum &The26thMaintenanceandSpareSupport ConferencewillbeheldonAugust18thto19th,2021 inQingdao, China,theforumwashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnology Sub-committee ofCSAA&ShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyQingdao AirlinesCo.,Ltd,Taikoo(Shandong)Aircraft Engineering CompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraft CustomerServiceCo.,Ltd&Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Will mainlydiscussAviationSparesSharing,DomesticAircraftOperationSupport,Big DataandPredictiveMaintenance,AviationSuppliesSupportwhenImportTariff Decline,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 1,2021
  • Skyworks Aeronautics Announces The Order of 100 Egyro Eletric Aircraft

    Skyworks Aeronauticsannouncestheorderof100eGyroelectricallypoweredvertical take-offandlandingaircraftfromaconsortiumofMintAirandMobius.energy Corpwithoptionsforanadditional100aircraft. “AconsortiumledbyMintAiriscommittedto bringingsafe,efficient,andcost-effectiveelectricaircraftsolutionsto SouthKoreaandweareabsolutelythrilledtheyhaveselectedoureGyroas theiraircraftofchoicetoinitiateoperationoftheleadingeVTOLservicein Korea.WelookforwardtoperformingourfirstpublicdemonstrationsoftheeGyro inKoreaandtolaunchingtheeGyroUrbanAirMobility(UAM)platforminthe Koreanmarket,”saidJohnMichel,Co-Founder&ExecutiveDirectorof Skyworks. The eGyrowillleverageMobius’novelbatterymodulearchitectureandlowtotal costofownershipprovidingpower-as-a-servicebusinessmodel.“Thehighenergy density,unmatchedpowerboost,andoutstandingthermalmanagementofthe Mobiusbatterymodulessupportoureffortstoproduceanaircraftwith best-in-classrangeandperformance.WeareexcitedtobetheUAMlaunch platformfortheMobiusbatterymoduleandservice”,saidDonWoodbury, Skyworks’Co-Founder&ChiefTechnologyAdvisor. Jongwon “JP”Park,ChiefStrategyOfficerandCo-FounderofMobiussaid,“Mobius’is buildingaglobalaviationbatteryallianceandourpartnershipwithSkyworks tobringtheeGyrototheKoreanmarketmarksanimportantmilestone.Skyworks isthefirstofmanycustomerswhorecognizedtheperformanceandsafetyof Mobius’battery.” 5thAeroElectromechanicsChina2021willbeheldinYangzhou,JiangsufromOctober 28thto29th,2021.Ifyouhavemoreinterestingplease contactwithmarketing@galleon.cc.

    Jul 1,2021
  • Daher Kodiak and TBM Turboprop Aircraft are Showcased at FRANCE AIR EXPO

    Daher willhaveahigh-profilepresenceatthisweek’sFranceAirExpo–theonly majorgeneralaviationshoworganizedinEuropeduring2021–exhibitingthe TBMandKodiakturbopropproductlines,aswellasjoiningwithitsauthorized Europeandistributors:RheinlandAirServiceforGermanyandAustria;and FlyingSmartfortheUKandIreland. Being heldJune17-19atLyon-BronAirport,theeventwillfeatureDaher’s top-of-the-lineTBM940versionandtheKodiak100,bothdisplayedonthe company’sexhibitstand(LocationC7). The TBM940ondisplayatLyon-BronAirportisthelatestmemberofDaher’shighly cost-effectivesix-seatpressurizedaircraft,incorporatingautomationfor enhancedsafetyandreducedpilotworkload,includinganautothrottleandautomatic deicingprotection. We alsohavenewdevelopmentopportunitiesinChinatopromotethedesigningand manufacturingofturboshaftenginesandturbopropengines.TheChinaAerospace PropulsionTechnologySummit2021willbeheldinChangsha,HunanProvince. Click here toregisteryourinterestorcontactwith marketing@galleon.cc directly.

    Jul 1,2021
  • Airbus Opens Two Plants to Produce Hydrogen Cryogenic Tanks

    Airbus willopentwoplants,called“Zero-EmissionDevelopmentCenters”,inBremen, Germany,andNantes,France,tomanufacturecryogenictanksusedforstoring hydrogen. The objectiveistomanufacturecryogenictanksatcompetitivecostsinorderto “successfullylaunchtheZEROe(zerocarbonemission)aircraftonthemarket andtoacceleratethedevelopmentofhydrogenpropulsiontechnologies.” In September2020,Airbusunveiledthreehydrogen-poweredconcepts,codenamed ZEROe,thatthemanufacturerwasworkingon. But tobesafelystoredinanaircraft,hydrogenneedstobekeptat-250°C,the temperaturenecessaryforitsliquefaction.Thus,Airbusneedstointegrate cryogenictanksintotheupcomingairliners.“Forcommercialaviation,the challengeistodevelopacomponentthatcanwithstandrepeatedthermaland pressurecyclingwhichanaircraftapplicationdemands,”themanufacturer explained. The twonewfacilitiesarescheduledtobuildtheirfirstliquidhydrogentanksby 2023,withafirstflighttestscheduledfor2025.Airbussaiditchosethe Bremenlocationforitspastexperienceinexperimentingwithhydrogenwith AirbusDefenseandSpaceandArianeGroup.AsforNantes,itwasselectedfor itsskillswiththeintegrationofmetalstructureslinkedtothecentralwing box,suchascentralfueltanks. Airbus’ forecastedtimelineforthedevelopmentofhydrogenaircraftwasrecently revealed.InabriefingwithEuropeanUnionofficialsmadepubliconJune10, 2021,themanufacturersaidthatwhileitaimedtodeveloptheworld'sfirst zero-emissioncommercialaircraftby2035,mostairlinerswouldrelyon traditionaljetenginesuntilatleast2050.“Zero-emissionhydrogenaircraft willbeprimarilyfocusedonregionalandshorter-rangeaircraftfrom2035,” thebriefingread.“Whichmeansthatcurrentandfutureiterationsofhighly efficientgasturbineswillstillberequiredaswemovetowards2050, especiallyforlong-hauloperations.” In June2021,theFrenchgovernmentannouncedthatnearly1.5billioneurosin publicaidwouldbeinvestedoverthreeyearstoparticipatein“the decarbonizationofworldairtraffic.”FrenchMinisteroftheEconomyBrunoLe Mairesaidheexpectedthesectorto“achieveacarbon-neutralaircraftin 2035,”whileindustryexpertsusuallyforecastthistoappeararound2050.The deadlineof2035wasdescribedatthetimeas“ambitiousbutdoable"by EricTrappier,theCEOofDassaultAviationandPresidentoftheFrench AerospaceIndustriesAssociation(GIFAS). We putforwardthe14thFive-YearPlanandtheOutlineofthe2035VisionGoals, andformulatedanactionplantopeakcarbonemissionsby2030.Thismeansthat Chinawillmorefirmlyimplementthenewdevelopmentphilosophy,acceleratethe transformationandupgradingofthemanufacturingsector,embarkonagreen, low-carbonandcirculardevelopmentpath,andachievehigh-qualitydevelopment. Under thisbackground,the11th Annual ChinaAviationIndustryShanghaiSummit2021willbeheldonNovember, 2021,inShanghai.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickhereto registeryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Jul 1,2021
  • Marotta Controls integrates metal 3D printing into aerospace and defence service offering

    Aerospace anddefencesupplier MarottaControls hasintegratedmetal3D printingtechnologyintoitsportfolioofservices. The companyhasdecidedtoinvestinpowderbedfusion technologyafter validatingitsviabilityduringthecreationofinternalfeatureswithinan advancedmanifoldvalve.Withmetal3Dprinting,MarottaControlswasableto generatenuancedradialpassagesinvariousgeometriesthataren’tpossibleto achievewithtraditionalmachineboringmethodsanddeliveredincreased velocitypressurecontrol.Marottaalsoseesopportunitiestoreduceparts, simplifyassemblyandshortedleadtimeswithadditivemanufacturing. Founded in1943,MarottaControlsisafully-integratedcompanywhichdesigns, develops,manufacturesandqualifiessystemsandsub-systemsfortheaerospace anddefencemarkets.Pridingitselfasacompanythathasalwayspushedthe envelopewithregardstomanifolddesignandmanufacture,Marottaidentified3D printingasatechniquethatcouldpotentiallyenhanceradialpassages,thus improvingtheperformanceofmanifolds.Typically,valvesandmanifoldsare manufacturedviamachining,withboringtoolsbeingusedtoremoveunwanted materialtoconstructradialpassageswithinasinglemetalblock. Using 3Dprinting,thecompanyisnowabletoproduceasingle-piecedcomponentwith three-dimensionalpassagestructuresthatcanvaryinshape,withdiamond, horizontaldome,spindleandbranch-likeoptionsavailable.Marottaissaidto haveevaluatedits3Dvalveconceptinmorethanadozendesignconfigurations withvaryingpassagestructures,returning ‘notableimprovements’in velocityandtheoverallmanifold’sperformance. “We haveanear80-yearcultureofcreativethinking,ofchallengingthestatus quo.Andwe’reproudtoconfirmthatthatmindsetresultedinaremarkable evolutiontoatried-and-truepartusedforgenerations,”commentedBrianFly, VicePresidentMarineSystems,MarottaControls.“Additivemanufacturingoffers someveryinterestingopportunitiesthatwe’reinherentlydesignedtoembrace onbehalfofourcustomers.Weanticipatemoreunique,disruptiveinnovations tocomeoutofthiscapabilityaswecontinuetoapplyit.” Under thisbackground,the7th Annual AeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnology InternationalForum 2021willbeheldonNovember,2021,inShanghai. Youare welcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryourinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Jul 1,2021
  • Aviage Systems, CAFUC Build Partnership

    AviageSystemshasinkedanofficialstrategiccollaborationagreementwiththeCivilAviationFlightUniversityofChinaonTuesdayinShanghai,withaneyeonjointlyexploringcooperationintheresearchanddevelopmentofaviationtechnologiesandrelatedproductupgrades. ExtensivecooperationcharacterizetherelationshipbetweenAviageSystemsandCAFUCintermsofinformationsafety,artificialintelligence,civilaviationdata,andintegratedavionicstechnology.Andthetwosidesareplanningtointegratetheirrespectivetechnologycreativity,resourcesandtalenttoassistthenation'scivilaviation'sinnovativedevelopment,accordingtotheiragreement. ThepartnershipofAviageSystemsandCAFUCcanbetracedbackto2019,whenthetwosignedamemorandumofstrategiccooperation. "Thestrategicagreementisanewattempttoupgradeourcooperationinavarietyofsectorsasweareseekingmutualdevelopment,"saidGeorgeY.Chang,president&CEOofAviageSystems.  AviageSystemsisa50-50jointventurebetweenGeneralElectric(GE)andAviationIndustryCorpofChina(AVIC).ItprovidesintegratedavionicssolutionsfortheC919. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd–23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheSmartDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Jun 16,2021
  • JetBlue Picks Airbus for A220 Component MRO Services

    JetBlueAirwayshassignedalong-termFlightHourServicescomponentMROcontractwithAirbus,becomingtheairframer’sfirstNorthAmericancustomerfortheservice.  Disclosingthedeal,Airbussaysthecontractcoverscomponentmaintenanceforthecarrier’sA220fleet.JetBluecurrentlyoperatesthreeexamples,havingtakendeliveryofitsfirstaircrafton31December2020.  JetBlue’sfirstAirbusA220-300entersrevenueserviceon26April2021 Ciriumfleetsdatashowsthecarrierhasanother67aircraftonorder.  “Themaintenance-by-the-hourservicecontractincludesmaterialserviceswithon-site-partsstockmanagement,aswellasaccesstoAirbus’poolofparts,engineeringandrepairservices,”statesAirbus.  JetBluewillbethethirdA220operatortomakeuseofAirbus’componentMROservices,afterEuropeanoperatorsSwissandairBaltic.  “ThisfirstFlightHourServicescontractforAirbusinNorthAmericaconfirmsthegrowingexpansionofAirbus’maintenance-by-the-hoursolutiontoaccompanytrafficrestart:overthelastsixmonths,eleven…contractshavebeensignedwithoperatorsworldwide,”saysAirbus.  Underthisbackground,The5thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum&The26thMaintenanceandSpareSupportConference willbeheldonAugust18thto19th,2021inQingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA&ShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyQingdaoAirlinesCo.,Ltd,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd&Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.WillmainlydiscussAviationSparesSharing,DomesticAircraftOperationSupport,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,AviationSuppliesSupportwhenImportTariffDecline,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Jun 16,2021
  • Autopilot System for Bell 505 Certified in the UK

    BellTextronInc.,aTextronInc.(NYSE:TXT)company,announcedthattheGenesysHeliSASautopilotintheBell505hasreceivedcertificationfromtheUnitedKingdom’sCivilAviationAuthority(CAA). “WearethrilledtooffertheGenesysautopilotforthe505toourcustomersintheUK,”saidDuncanVanDeVelde,managingdirector,EuropeandRussia.“Thesystemdecreasespilotworkload,increasespilotcomfortoverlongdistances,andprovidesassistanceintheeventofinadvertentInstrumentMeteorologicalConditions(IMC).” Itisavailableintwoorthree-axisconfigurations:thetwo-axisversionincludespitchcontrol(altitudehold,IASHold)androllcontrol(HDGhold,NAV,verticalnavigationmode),andthethree-axisoptionaddsyawcontrol. Inaddition,thesystemisequippedwith: Stabilityaugmentationsystemtoautomaticallyrecovertheaircrafttonear-levelflightattitudeatallspeedsintheeventofadverserollorpitch Stabilityengagementthroughoutallphasesofflight Envelopeprotectiontopreventoverspeedingandunderspeeding OwnerscanspecifythesystemonnewBell505sorhavethesystemretrofittedtoexistingaircraftthroughaGenesysAerosystemsapproveddealer. “TheUKhasbeeneagerlywaitingforautopilotcertificationforthe505,”saidGarySlater,directorandowner,HelixAV.“ThisisgreatnewsfortheBell505andfurtherenhancestheperformanceoftheaircraft.” WiththelatestGarminavionics,dualchannelFADEC-controlledengineandGenesysHeliSASautopilot,theBell505isthemostadvancedshortlightsingleaircraftonthemarket.Therearemorethan300Bell505soperatinginmorethan55countriesacrossallsixcontinents. Underthisbackground,The37thChinaHelicopterAcademicExchangeConference&The5thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForumwillbeheldonAugust26thto27th,2021inNanjing,China.TheforumwasadvisedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,hostedbyChineseHelicopterSocietyandNanjingUniversityOfAeronauticsAndAstronautics,supportedbyShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociation,organizedbyNanjingResearchInstituteonSimulationTechnique,ChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,AVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillmainlyfocuson PolicyInterpretation,IndustryDataSharing,HelicopterDesignandR&D,NewTechnolgyApplication,GeneralAviationOperation, UAVDevelopment,HelicopterMROandTalentsCultivating. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Jun 16,2021
  • Airbus Opens Two Plants to Produce Hydrogen Cryogenic Tanks

    Airbuswillopentwoplants,called“Zero-EmissionDevelopmentCenters”,inBremen,Germany,andNantes,France,tomanufacturecryogenictanksusedforstoringhydrogen. Theobjectiveistomanufacturecryogenictanksatcompetitivecostsinorderto“successfullylaunchtheZEROe(zerocarbonemission)aircraftonthemarketandtoacceleratethedevelopmentofhydrogenpropulsiontechnologies.” InSeptember2020,Airbusunveiledthreehydrogen-poweredconcepts,codenamedZEROe,thatthemanufacturerwasworkingon. Buttobesafelystoredinanaircraft,hydrogenneedstobekeptat-250°C,thetemperaturenecessaryforitsliquefaction.Thus,Airbusneedstointegratecryogenictanksintotheupcomingairliners.“Forcommercialaviation,thechallengeistodevelopacomponentthatcanwithstandrepeatedthermalandpressurecyclingwhichanaircraftapplicationdemands,”themanufacturerexplained. Thetwonewfacilitiesarescheduledtobuildtheirfirstliquidhydrogentanksby2023,withafirstflighttestscheduledfor2025.AirbussaiditchosetheBremenlocationforitspastexperienceinexperimentingwithhydrogenwithAirbusDefenseandSpaceandArianeGroup.AsforNantes,itwasselectedforitsskillswiththeintegrationofmetalstructureslinkedtothecentralwingbox,suchascentralfueltanks. Airbus’forecastedtimelineforthedevelopmentofhydrogenaircraftwasrecentlyrevealed.InabriefingwithEuropeanUnionofficialsmadepubliconJune10,2021,themanufacturersaidthatwhileitaimedtodeveloptheworld'sfirstzero-emissioncommercialaircraftby2035,mostairlinerswouldrelyontraditionaljetenginesuntilatleast2050.“Zero-emissionhydrogenaircraftwillbeprimarilyfocusedonregionalandshorter-rangeaircraftfrom2035,”thebriefingread.“Whichmeansthatcurrentandfutureiterationsofhighlyefficientgasturbineswillstillberequiredaswemovetowards2050,especiallyforlong-hauloperations.” InJune2021,theFrenchgovernmentannouncedthatnearly1.5billioneurosinpublicaidwouldbeinvestedoverthreeyearstoparticipatein“thedecarbonizationofworldairtraffic.”FrenchMinisteroftheEconomyBrunoLeMairesaidheexpectedthesectorto“achieveacarbon-neutralaircraftin2035,”whileindustryexpertsusuallyforecastthistoappeararound2050.Thedeadlineof2035wasdescribedatthetimeas“ambitiousbutdoable"byEricTrappier,theCEOofDassaultAviationandPresidentoftheFrenchAerospaceIndustriesAssociation(GIFAS). Weputforwardthe14thFive-YearPlanandtheOutlineofthe2035VisionGoals,andformulatedanactionplantopeakcarbonemissionsby2030. ThismeansthatChinawillmorefirmlyimplementthenewdevelopmentphilosophy,acceleratethetransformationandupgradingofthemanufacturingsector,embarkonagreen,low-carbonandcirculardevelopmentpath,andachievehigh-qualitydevelopment. Underthisbackground,the11th AnnualChinaAviationIndustryShanghaiSummit2021willbeheldonNovember,2021,inShanghai. Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucy directly.

    Jun 16,2021
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada Reaches PT6E Century Mark

    Pratt&WhitneyCanada(P&WC)hasturnedoutits100th PT6E-seriesturbopropenginefromitsLethbridgePT6CenterofExcellencein Alberta,Canada,thecompanyannouncedyesterday.SwissairframerPilatus Aircraftwasthelaunchcustomerfortheengine,whichpowersitsPC-12NGXturboprop singlethatwas unveiled atNBAA-BACE 2019inLasVegas. The PT6Efeaturesadual-channelintegratedelectronicpropeller-and engine-controlsystemthatprovidesfulldigitalenvelopeprotection,precise enginecontrol,reducedpilotworkload,andoptimizedpower.Controlledbya singlepowerlever,theengineproduces1,825shpandisflatratedto1,100 shpincruiseflight,a10percentincreasefromthePC-12’sPT6A-67P.It allowstheNGXtoreachamaximumcruisespeedof290knots. “The immediatesuccessofthePT6E-seriesengineisthedirectresultofourbelief inresearchanddevelopment,”saidP&WCv-pofgeneralaviationNick Kanellias.“InJanuary,wewerenamedthetopinvestorinCanada’sAerospace ResearchandDevelopmentsectorandthefourth-largestR&Dinvestoroverall inthecountry.Wecontinuedour2020R&Dinvestmentprogramduringthepandemic withthesamedeterminationthatguidedouremployeesastheysafelyproduced the100PT6E-seriesengineswhileobservingstricthealthguidelinesinour plants.” The 5th CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum, whichwill focusonaeroengines,frommarkettrendstoresearchanddevelopmentdesign, tomaterialsandmanufacturingtobringyouafullrangeofexchanges. Click here to registeryouinterestorcontactwith marketing@galleon.cc directly.

    Jun 1,2021
  • Garmin Achieves First Jet Certification for GFC 600 Autopilot

    SelectCitationJet525 modelscannowupgradetoGarmin’sdigitalautopilot. Garminhas alreadybuiltalonglistof“supportedaircraft”fortheirpopularGFC600 digitalautopilot,andwithFAAsupplementaltype certificate(STC)approval,theautopilotcannowbeinstalledandoperatedin aselectgroupofCessnaCitationJet525models.This marksthefirstcertificationoftheGFC600inaturbofanaircraft.TheSTC hasbeenapprovedforCessnaCitationJet525aircraftserialnumbers0001-0359, andexcludesmodelsequippedwiththeG1000integratedflightdeck. ForCessnaCitationJetownersandoperators,theGFC600digital autopilotwillbeinstalledaspartofacompletepackagethatrequiressingle ordualG600TXi10.6-inchflightdisplay(s),dualGTNorGTNXiSeries navigators,andaGI275electronicflightinstrumentconfiguredasastandby flightinstrument.Withthisinstallation,thesystemoffersnewoperational capabilitiesandfeaturesincludingautopilot-coupledVNAVdescents,automatic GPS-to-LOCswitchingduringILS/LOCapproaches,fullycoupledmissed approaches,andsupportsreducedverticalseparationminima(RVSM)operations, amongotherfeatures. “Wearethrilledtoannouncethefirstjetaircraftapprovalfor theGFC600digitalautopilot,providingtheseturbofanaircraftwithamodern andadvancedautopilotupgradeandfurthersimplifyingsingle-pilot operations,”saidCarlWolf,Garminvicepresidentofaviationsalesand marketing.“TheGFC600combinesourstate-of-the-artflightcontrol capabilitieswithhardenedsmartservosspecificallytailoredtothedemandsof turbofanaircraft.Withthisupgrade,itiseasierthaneverforCJownersand operatorstogetthemostoutoftheiraircraft.” TheinstallationoftheGFC600digitalautopilotremovesthe requirementtoretainthepowerinverterdrivingthelegacyautopilot,aiding inweightsavings.OptionalupgradesincludeadedicatedPFDcontroller,audio panel,ADS-Btransponder,Iridiumdatalink,weatherradar,datalinkSiriusXM weather,andGarminConnextconnectivityviatheFlightStream510wireless gateway. PopularfeaturesoftheGFC600likeGarminElectronicStability andProtection(ESP)worktoassistthepilotinmaintainingtheaircraftina stableflightcondition.ESPfunctionsindependentlyoftheautopilotandworks inthebackgroundwhenthepilotishand-flyingtheaircrafttohelpavoid inadvertentflightattitudesorbankanglesandprovidesairspeedprotection.A dedicatedlevelmode(LVL)buttongivesthepilotasingletouch autopilot-engagebuttontocommandtheaircrafttorollwingslevelandpitch toalevelattitude,ifmomentarilydistractedordisoriented. Whilethepilotinterfaceofanautopilotonthepaneliswhat manyoperatorsthinkaboutwhentheyflywithanautopilot,themanyservos thatcommandtheflightcontrolsystemhavetobecapableaswell.TheGFC600 offers“smart”autopilotservosdesignedforharshoperatingconditions, optimizedspecificallyforturbineoperationsbyofferingbroaderspeed schedulinginadditiontomoretorquetohelpbettercommandandrespondto controldemandsrequiredofturbineaircraft.Additionalcertificationsare plannedinthenext12monthsfortheGFC600,addingtotheirlistof supportedaircraft. Withthe continuousdevelopmentandprogressofscienceandtechnologyleveland informationlevel,intelligentsciencehasbecomeanewnaturaldiscipline,and hasattractedextensiveinterestandresearchofmanyresearchers.Inrecent years,withthedevelopmentofmicroelectronicstechnology,computer technology,networktechnologyandsensortechnology,moreandmoreattention hasbeenpaidtotheapplicationofintelligenttechnologyinthefieldof civilaircraft.Itisinthistrendofcontinuousresearchonintelligent technologythat,ascivilaircraftanditsimportantairbornesystem, intelligentavionicssystemaimstoprovidetechnicalsupportforthe realizationofintelligentaircraft.Itsobjectivesareasfollows:(1)to realizeintelligentdrivingofcivilaircraftandreducetheburdenofflight crewtothegreatestextent;(2)torealizeintelligentmaintenanceofcivil aircraftandimproveflightefficiencyItcanimprovetheefficiencyof aircraftmaintenance,reducethecostofaircraftmaintenanceandreducethe workloadofmaintenance. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd–23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-Year PlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheSmartDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry, ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterest orgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformore details.

    Jun 2,2021
  • SkyFive Creates Sister Company for 5G ATG Over China

    SkyFive,anair-to-ground(ATG) providerfortheaviationsector,hascreatedananindependentsistercompany –SkyFiveInflightConnectivity(Beijing)–whichisdedicatedtodevelopinga 5GATGinflightconnectivitysolutionforairlinesinChina. Chinahasbecometheworld’slargest airlinepassengermarket,andtofullycaterfortheneedsofincreasingly connectedaircraftflyinginthedenseChineseairspace,thecountry’s governmentdecidedtofocuson5G-basedATGcommunicationstoprovideaerial broadbandconnectivityservicesatalowcostperbit. ThecreationoftheChinesecompany followsSkyFive’sannouncementinAugust2020ofapartnershipwithAirbusto developa5GATGsolutionfortheChinesemarket.Onlyfivemonthsafterthe announcement,thesystemwasdemonstratedtoleadingChineseairlinesatthe AirbusInnovationCenterinShenzhen,withpositiveresultsreported.SkyFive InflightConnectivity(Beijing)willtaketheleadonfurtherdevelopingthe solution,withsupportfromtheSkyFiveteaminGermany. Underthisbackground,the 3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021 inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupport TechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supported byCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedby COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.Thecongresswill mainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Registeryourinterest orgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccfor moredetails.

    May 31,2021
  • GE Aviation Switches to Metal AM for Four Parts, Cutting Costs by 35%

    AM hasbeengaininginimportanceinanumberofsectorsandespeciallyin aviationforanumberofyearsnow.Forexample,a3Dprintedfuelnozzletip forGEAviation’sLEAPenginewasabletoconsolidate20differentpartsinto onesinglestructure.Similarly,thenewturbopropenginecombined855parts intojust103D-printedcomponents,savingbothtimeandmoney.Forthis particularproject,thecompanydecidedtouse3Dprintingforfourparts destinedfortheLM90000,aland/marineturbinetoseeifmetaladditive manufacturingtrulycouldgotoe-to-toewithindustrialcasting.Inthiscase, theanswerwasaresoundingyes,as3Dprintingwasfoundtobemoreefficient, cost-effectiveandfasterthanthetraditionalcastingprocess. One ofthemainbenefitsofswitchingtometalAMovercastingwasofcourse,cost savings.GEAviation’sadditivemanufacturingleaderEricGalinnoted: “Thisisagame-changer.Thisisthe firsttimewe’vedoneapart-for-partreplacement,anditwascheaperdoingit withadditivethancasting.Tomakesurewedemonstratedcostcompetitiveness, wehadfouroutsidevendorsquotetheparts,andwestillcameinlowerwith additivemanufacturing.”Ofcourseithasbeenknownforquite awhilethat3Dprintingaffordsimmensesavingsformanufacturers,butthis marksthefirsttimethatGEaviationshiftedproductionfrominvestment castingtoAMpurelybasedoncost. The 5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,whichwillfocusonaeroengines,frommarkettrendstoresearchand developmentdesign,tomaterialsandmanufacturingtobringyouafullrangeof exchanges. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    May 17,2021
  • AEA: Avionics Sales Soften, but Recovery Underway

    Worldwide businessandgeneralaviationavionicssalesinthefirstquarterfell13.9 percentyear-over-year,toabout$568.8million,accordingtotheAircraft ElectronicsAssociation’s(AEA)latestavionicsmarketreport.Whilethatwas downbyalmost$100millionfromayearago,AEAsaidthisrepresenteda marginalincreasefromthefourthquarterandmarkedthethirdconsecutivequarter ofincreasingsales. Ofthe first-quartersales,53.7percentcamefromtheretrofitmarket,while forward-fitsales—avionicsequipmentinstalledbyairframemanufacturersduring production—accountedfortheremainder.Reportedbusinessandgeneralaviation aircraftelectronicsalesincludeallcomponentandaccessoriesin cockpit/cabin/softwareupgrades/portables/certifiedandnoncertifiedaircraft electronics;tip-to-tailhardwarebatteries;andchargeableproductupgrades. Theydonotincluderepairsandoverhauls,extendedwarranty,orsubscription services. Accordingto AEA,theNorthAmericanmarketaccountedfor76percentofthefirst-quarter salesvolume,while24percenttookplaceinotherinternationalmarkets. "With avionicssalestrendingintherightdirectionoverthelastninemonths,it appearsthataslowandsteadyindustryrecoveryisunderway,"saidAEA presidentandCEOMikeAdamson."Thelastsixmonthsof2020sawarebound inretrofitsales,andit'sencouragingtoseeforward-fitsalesupsharply fromthepreviousquarterintheaircraftmanufacturingsector. “Asnewproducts areintroducedattheAEAConventioninJuneandEAA’sAirVentureinJuly,I'm hopefulthatavionicsmanufacturerswillbeabletoclearsomeofthesupply chainhurdlestheyfaceandcontinuethisupwardtrend.” Withthe continuousdevelopmentandprogressofscienceandtechnologyleveland informationlevel,intelligentsciencehasbecomeanewnaturaldiscipline,and hasattractedextensiveinterestandresearchofmanyresearchers.Inrecent years,withthedevelopmentofmicroelectronicstechnology,computer technology,networktechnologyandsensortechnology,moreandmoreattention hasbeenpaidtotheapplicationofintelligenttechnologyinthefieldof civilaircraft.Itisinthistrendofcontinuousresearchonintelligent technologythat,ascivilaircraftanditsimportantairbornesystem, intelligentavionicssystemaimstoprovidetechnicalsupportforthe realizationofintelligentaircraft.Itsobjectivesareasfollows:(1)to realizeintelligentdrivingofcivilaircraftandreducetheburdenofflight crewtothegreatestextent;(2)torealizeintelligentmaintenanceofcivil aircraftandimproveflightefficiencyItcanimprovetheefficiencyof aircraftmaintenance,reducethecostofaircraftmaintenanceandreducethe workloadofmaintenance. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd–23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-Year PlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheSmartDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry, ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterest orgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformore details.

    May 17,2021
  • Emirates Adds ‘Transformational Programming’ to Its IFE

    Emiratespassengerscangrowasthey flybyaccessingMindvalley’spremiumpersonaltransformationcoursesviathe IFEsystem,givingtheminsightsintoparenting,superbrainhacks,publicspeaking, financeandmore,fromexpertinstructors.Mindvalley,apersonalgrowth educationcompany,issupplyingfourofitspremiumpersonaltransformation courses,alsoknownasQuests,totheairline,andtheyareavailablenow. “Thepandemichasbeenthecatalyst neededtoprioritisepersonalgrowthandweareexcitedtobringpositive changetotravellersasflyingpicksuponceagain,”said VishenLakhiani, founderandCEO ofMindvalley.“Mindvalley’smissionistodisruptthe educationsystembyteachingskillsthataretraditionallyoverlookedat school.Nowpassengerscanlearnfromthebestteachersintheworldona campusthatdefiesborderswhileflyingonboardEmirates.” TheQuestcontentavailableinflighton Emirates: • ConsciousParenting, presented byDr ShefaliTsabary –Receivethetoolsand perspectiveneededtonurturemoreauthentic,fulfilled,andself-aware children • SuperBrainand5Stepsto PowerfulMemory,presented byJimKwik –Activateyourbrain’s limitlesspotential • Speak&Inspire, presented byLisaNichols –Learnthepowerofgoodcommunication skillsfromtheworld’smostadvancedpublicspeakingcourse • BecomingExtraordinary, presented byVishenLakhiani –Becomeextraordinarybyevolvingthe levelofconsciousnessyouoperatefrom • 7DaystoBreakingUpwith Sugar,presented byEricEdmeades —Permanentlyeliminateyoursugar cravings • 6PhaseMeditation, presented byVishenLakhiani —Mastermeditationinunderthreehours • 5StepstoDiscoveryourLife Purpose,presentedby MichaelBeckwith —Learntheprinciplesthatgo beyondtraditionalgoalsettingandmanifesting Emiratesalsoplanstoaddthe followingcoursestotherostersoon: • MoneyEQ,presented byKen Honda –Transformyourrelationshipwithmoneyandopenthefloodgatesto alifeoffree-flowingwealthandprosperity • EverydayBliss, presented byPaulMcKenna,PhD–Becomeyourcalmerandmoreresilient self Underthisbackground,the3rd ConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021in Haikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupport TechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supported byCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedby COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.Thecongresswill mainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Registeryourinterestorgetin touchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 17,2021
  • Entrol Launches ‘All-in-One’ 4000x Simulator

    Spanish simulatormakerEntrolhaslaunchedtheen-4000x,itsnewFNPTIIMCC/AATD simulatorforSEP,MEPandJettraining.Entrolcallsit‘aflexiblesolution toprovideIR,ATPLandAPSMCCcoursesinasingledevice’. Thesimulator hasbeendevelopedwiththeexperienceaccumulatedwiththepreviousen-4000 model,whichisalreadyusedbyschoolssuchasTurinFlyingInstitute, AdventiaandFlyByAviationAcademy. Themain improvementliesinitsSEP/MEPglasscockpitbasedontheG1000,equippedwith TAWS,TASandSyntheticVision,allowingschoolstoimprovethetransition betweensimulatorandrealaircraft. TheJet simulatesanA320,featuringafull-scaleoverhead,pedestalandglareshield, EGPWS,windshearwarningsystemandoptionalsidesticks.Thatway,MCC instructorscanfollowtheFCOMproceduresandpreparestudentsforwhatthey willfindontheactualairliner. Sincethe en-4000xisupgradeable,customerscanaddadditionalfeatureslikeasmoke machine,vibrationsystem,IOSremotecontrolordebriefingstationtoadapt thesimulatortotheirtrainingneeds. LuisOlarte,CEO ofEntrol,said,“SinceIstartedthecompanywithmybrotherin2005,ourgoal hasalwaysbeentoprovideschoolswiththebestflightsimulators.Thatgoal ismorealivethanever,andthatiswhywehavedevelopedouren-4000x:to optimizeourcustomer’strainingandoperationalcosts.” Underthis background,the6th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021will beheldonMay26th-28th,2021 inLangfang,China.Theforumsubjectis "Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training" aimsto introduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism. Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccfor moredetails.

    May 17,2021
  • Voltaero Cassio Will be Presented to The Public for The First Time at The France Air Expo

    VoltAero haschosentheFranceAirExpotradefairtopresent,forthefirsttimetothe public,itsCassiohybrid-electricaircraft. VoltAero isdevelopingafamilyofhybridelectricaircraftforusesthatinclude commercialflightsonpoint-to-pointregionalroutes,airtaxi/charter operationsperformedbyregionalairlines,deploymentinvariousutility categoryapplications,butalsoforprivateowners. The aircraftwillbeofferedinthreeversionsthatcanaccommodatefourtoten seats,eachofwhichsharesahighdegreeofmodularityandsimilarity. "We areparticularlyproudtowelcometheCassioasaworldpremiereatthe2021 editionoftheFranceAirExpo.VoltAeroisaFrenchcompany,basedin Nouvelle-Aquitaine,demonstrating,ifitisstillneeded,thatouraviation industryisreadytomeetthechallengeoftheaviationofthefuture. France AirExpo,whichwillopenitsdoorsonJune17-18-19,2021atLyon-Bron airport,willalsoofferconferencesonthethemesoftheaircraftofthe future,amongothers. VoltAero’s proprietaryCassiodesignisbasedonasleek,aerodynamically-optimized fuselage,aforwardfixedcanard,andanaft-setwingwithtwinboomsthat supportahigh-sethorizontaltail. Seating fromfourto10persons,Cassiowillhaveaflightdurationofatleast3.5 hours–providingahighly-capableandreliablegeneralaviationplatformfor privateowners,airtaxi/chartercompanies,commercialflightsfor point-to-pointregionaltravel,andforuseinotherutility-category(cargo, postaldelivery,Medevac)applications. It willbecertifiedtoEurope’sEASACS23certificationspecificationasa single-engine,generalaviationcategoryaircraft,andisdesignedfromthe startforalowcostofownership. Cassio willbeofferedinthreeversions,eachsharingahighdegreeofmodularityand commonality: Cassio 330,afour-seatconfigurationwithpropulsionfromacombinedhybrid-electric powerof330kilowatts; Cassio 480,configuredwithsixseatsandahybrid-electricpropulsionpowerof480 kilowatts; Cassio 600,witha10-seatcapacityandhybrid-electricpropulsionpowerof600 kilowatts. The VoltAeroflightdemonstrator,theCassio1aircraft,isvalidatingCassio’s powertrainconfiguration,de-riskingitforairworthinesscertification. Initial deliveriesaretargetedfor2023,beginningwiththefour-seatCassio330 version. Cassio aircraftwillbeproducedatapurpose-builtfinalassemblylineinthe NouvelleAquitaineregionofsouthwestFrance,withVoltAeroleadinga world-classteamofpartnersandsuppliers.Licensedproductionopportunities willbepursuedinNorthAmericaandAsia. At fullrate,VoltAeroanticipatesproducingapproximately150aircraftannually. Performance Autonomy: 3.5hours(extensionpossibleto5hours) Range: 800 miles Cruise speed: 200 knots Take-off/landing distance: lessthan1,800feet Maximum takeoffweight:Under2.5 metric tons(EASA CS23 certification) Availability: 10hours/day(equivalenttoapproximatelyeightrotationsdaily) Under thisbackground,the11th AnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th -21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Youare welcometoparticipate. Clickhereto registeryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    May 17,2021
  • Collins Aero Tests Iridium Certus High-gain Antenna

    CollinsAerospacesaiditshigher-bandwidthIridiumCertus satcomsystemwillbereadytoenterservicenextyearafterreachinganother criticalmilestone.Recently,thecompanywasabletoconnectandtransmitdata toanorbitingIridiumsatelliteusingtheCertusserviceusingahigh-gain antenna(HGA)affixedtotheroofofitsMelbourne,Florida-basedaerospace lab. AsimilartransmissionwasrecordedinAugustwithCollins’snew activelow-gainantenna(ALGA).AccordingtoCollins,itsCertussystemswill offerbusinessjetoperatorswithfasterdataspeedswhileofferingequipment thathaslowerweightandasmallerantennafootprintversuslegacysatcom systems. “ThismarksoursecondmajormilestoneinourIridiumCertus developmentinonlysixmonthsandisatestamenttothehardworkand expertisewehavededicatedtothegoalofbringingourcustomersthe uninterruptedandsecuredatafeedstheyneedtooperatemostefficiently,”said CollinsAerospacev-pofavionicsengineeringLeighParker.“Wearenowone stepclosertorollingoutwhatwebelievewillbethepremierseamlesssatcom experience.” Withthecontinuousdevelopmentandprogressofscienceand technologylevelandinformationlevel,intelligentsciencehasbecomeanew naturaldiscipline,andhasattractedextensiveinterestandresearchofmany researchers.Inrecentyears,withthedevelopmentofmicroelectronics technology,computertechnology,networktechnologyandsensortechnology,more andmoreattentionhasbeenpaidtotheapplicationofintelligenttechnology inthefieldofcivilaircraft.Itisinthistrendofcontinuousresearchon intelligenttechnologythat,ascivilaircraftanditsimportantairbornesystem, intelligentavionicssystemaimstoprovidetechnicalsupportforthe realizationofintelligentaircraft.Itsobjectivesareasfollows:(1)to realizeintelligentdrivingofcivilaircraftandreducetheburdenofflight crewtothegreatestextent;(2)torealizeintelligentmaintenanceofcivil aircraftandimproveflightefficiencyItcanimprovetheefficiencyof aircraftmaintenance,reducethecostofaircraftmaintenanceandreducethe workloadofmaintenance. Under thisbackground,the10th AnnualCivilAvionics InternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd–23rd,focusonAviation14th Five-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheSmartDevelopmentofAvionics Industry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetin touchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 17,2021
  • Airbus fully Integrates Its Aerostructure Business

    AdaptingtheproductionsystemtomakesurethatAirbusisreadytorampupthedesignandproductionofverycomplexandinnovativeproductswhilemaintainingthehighestqualitystandards.That’swhyAirbusfullyintegratesitsaerostructurebusiness.Itwillcreatethreenewentities,whichshouldbereadyfromJanuary2022. DetailedplansofthetransformationwereannouncedonApril21afterAirbussharedthemduringaEuropeanWorks-Councilmeeting.However,itwasduringthe2020-resultspresentationonFebruary18(seeAirinsight)whenPresidentandCEOGuillaumeFauryrevealedthatAirbuswouldratherkeepitsaerostructuresubsidiariesPremiumAEROTECinGermanyandSTELIAAerospaceinFranceratherthandivestingofthem. AirbushasprovidedAirinsightwithadditionalinformationonthenewbusinesssegment,whichfollowsathoroughstrategicreview.InsteadofjustkeepingPremiumAEROTECandSTELIAAerospaceasseparatecompanies,theywillbefullyintegratedwithotheraerostructureactivities. InFrance,AirbuswillintegrateitsSaint-NazaireandNantessiteswithSTELIAanditsworldwideactivitiestoformanewentity.STELIAhasfivesitesinFranceinToulouse,Saint-Nazaire,Rochefort,Meaulte,andMerignacaswellassitesinTunesia,Morocco,Portugal,andCanada.InEurope,thenewentitywillproducenosesectionsandcentralwingboxesforallAirbusfamilyaircraft,theforwardfuselageoftheA320,andthecentralfuselagesectionsoftheA330andA350.InCanada,STELIAproducesfrontandaftfuselagesectionsoftheA220,partsfortheA330,plusfuselagesectionsfortheBombardierGlobal7500.STELIAalsoproduceswingsforATRandtheaftaccessrampfortheAirbusA400Maswellashelicopterbeams. InGermany,AirbusStadeandHamburgaerostructureactivitieswillmergewithPremiumAEROTEC’ssitesinNordenham,Augsburg(I-III),andBremen.ThepreferredownershipstructureoftheGermanactivitiesisstillunderreview.TheGermanentitywillcontinuetoproduceforwardfuselagesectionsoftheA330andA350,centralefuselagesectionsoftheA320,aftfuselageplusafttailconesections,andverticaltailfinsofallAirbusaircraft. AirbuswillalsoentertheDetailPartsmarketwithadedicatedentity,combiningthecapabilitiesofthePremiumAEROTECplantsatAugsburg(IV)andBrasov(Rumania)withAirbusVareltoproducepartsandsub-assemblycomponentsforbothcivilandmilitaryapplications.ThenewentitywillhaveaninitialvolumeofEUR900million.“ThisDetailPartsentitywouldhaveacomprehensiveandconsistentfootprintintermsofassets,technologies,andskillstobefullyautonomous.” ThethreenewaerostructurecompanieswillbewhollyownedbyAirbusandarenolongerconsideredassuppliersbutareafullpartoftheindustrialcomplex.AsFaurysaidinaspeechtoAirbusstaff:“Theseorganizationsareintendedtodriveforcompetitivenessinthesamewayasotheraerostructurestier-1players:theywouldretaintheflexibilitytopursuespeed,simplicity,andagility,aswellasmanagetheirowncostsanddelivertobenchmarkquality.”Controllingcostsiscrucial:“Wefacecompetitionnotonlyfromaresurgent,leanerBoeingbutalsonewlower-costmanufacturers,notablyCOMACandpossiblyothersthathavenotyetemerged.Weneedtobewellpreparedforthat.” AirbushasalsoaerostructurebusinessesinSpain(Cadiz,horizontaltailplanes)andtheUK(BroughtonandBristol,wings).Onthis,Airbussays:“Theyarealreadyembeddedinourvalue-streammanagementsothereisnoneedtorevisitthemtoday.Weare,however,currentlyassessingindustrialoperationsinSpainfromaworkloadperspective,followingtheimpactofCovid-19onwidebodyactivityinparticular,inadditiontotheendofA380production.” “Airbuscontinuestoworkwiththesocialpartnerstoidentifysolutionsthatwilloptimizetheindustrialset-upintheCadizarea.Weareworkingtosecurecapabilitiesforthelong-termandprepareAirbusSpaintocontinuetoplayastrongroleinAirbus’sfutureprograms.” Airbushasn’tcommunicatedinpublicwhattheimpactwillonstaffnumbersatthevarioussites:“Discussionswithsocialpartnershavestartedandwewillcontinuetoworkwiththemtopreparetheground,accompanyemployeesthatwouldbeinvolvedinthechanges,andofcourse,ensurebusinesscontinuity.”InFebruary,theAirbusCEOconfirmedthatthecompanywillhavetoitsstaffby15.000,ofwhich6.700hadbeenfurloughedbytheendofDecember. Don’tbefooledtothinkthatthetransformationisjustasimplewaytoslashcostsandreducestaffnumbers.AsFaurysaidinFebruaryandrepeatedonWednesday,thereisanurgentneedtokeeptheaerostructurebusinessfullyconnectedtothedesignandassemblyactivities.“Webelieve,inlightoftheCompany’sambitiontoleadthedecarbonizationofourindustry,thatitistherighttimetouniteourindustrialsystemintoonedigitaldesignandproductionstreamthatflowssmoothlytowardsthecustomer–tostrengthenour“valuestream”. “FuselageaerostructuresareacentralpartoftheAirbusvaluestream.Today,however,ouractivitiesinthisfieldarefragmentedacrossthecompany,oursubsidiaries,andsuppliers.Onlybyconsolidatingourcoreassetscanwerealizethefullpotentialof“DDMS”(DigitalDesign,Manufacturing,andServices)andimproveourabilitytocustomizeaircraftwithlessdisruptiontoourproductionsystem.Indoingso,wecanreducebothleadtimesandcost.“ ThisisespeciallytrueasAirbusisatthefirststepofimplementinganewproductstrategythatwillfocusonazero-emissiongenerationofaircraftbasedonhydrogenasthesourceoffuel.Thisrequiresnewdesignsandnewtechnologies,forwhichitisessentialtohavetheknowledgeandproductioncapabilitiesin-house. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Apr 29,2021
  • Jet Edge Announces Partnership with Gogo Business Aviation to Provide 4G Streaming Wi-Fi Fleet Wide – a First for Any Private Jet Charter Operator

    InstallationofGogo’sAVANCEL5systemshasalreadybeencompletedonasignificantportionofJetEdge’sfleet,featuringthehighestcalibersuper-midandlargecabinaircraftintheindustry LOSANGELES--(BUSINESSWIRE)--JetEdge,theleaderinfull-serviceprivateaviation,isproudtoannounceanewpartnershipwithGogoBusinessAviation(NASDAQ:GOGO),theindustry’stopinflightinternetprovider.Thelong-termpartnershipwillupgradeJetEdge’sAdvantEdgeandManagedsuper-midandlargecabinfleettoAVANCEL5,Gogo’smostpopularconnectivitysystemthatdeliversarobustinflight4GWi-Fiexperience. “TheAVANCEL5systemistrulyagamechangerforconnectivityintheair.Providinginflightstreamingandoverallfasterspeedisyetanotherwayweareenhancingandevolvingourfleettodeliveranexceptionalprivateaviationexperienceforourclients.” “JetEdgeisproudtopartnerwithGogo,theindustryleaderforhigh-speedWi-Fi,”commentsBillPapariella,CEOofJetEdge.“TheAVANCEL5systemistrulyagamechangerforconnectivityintheair.Providinginflightstreamingandoverallfasterspeedisyetanotherwayweareenhancingandevolvingourfleettodeliveranexceptionalprivateaviationexperienceforourclients.” JetEdgeoffersthemostextensiveandelevatedselectionofpoint-to-pointsuper-midBombardierChallengerandlargecabinGulfstreamaircraftintheUnitedStates,andwillhavethefirst-everfleettobeentirelyequippedwithGogoAVANCEL5.TheconversionisslatedforfinalcompletionbyendofQ3-2021.Thecommitmenttoanall-AVANCEL5Charterfleethasalreadybegun,withover20aircraftnowequippedwithGogo’s4GWi-Ficonnectivity. “OurrelationshipwithJetEdgegoesbackmanyyearsandwe’rethrilledthey’vechosenGogotoprovideconnectivityacrosstheirentirefleet,”saidSergioAguirre,presidentofGogoBusinessAviation.“ByupgradingtotheAVANCEL5,itshowsthecommitmentJetEdgeismakingtoitsclientstoprovidethebestinflightconnectivityandentertainmentexperienceinbusinessaviation,withapathtoGogo5Ginthefuture.” Gogo’sadvancedsystemenablestheuseofpopularstreamingservicessuchasNetflix,YouTube,andHulu,videoconferencing,andon-demandmovieviewing.Passengersareabletoaccesshigh-speedinternetforwebbrowsingontheirpersonalsmartphones,laptops,andtablets.Real-timedataforcockpitapps,andremotediagnosticsandsupportarealsoavailable. Foradditionaldetailsonthepartnershipandpoint-to-pointCharterrates,pleasecontacttheJetEdgecharterspecialistsatsales@flyjetedge.comor818.383.2349.Charterflyerscanaccessthepoint-to-pointfleetthroughthecompany’sReservemembershipprogram,providingstreamlinedaccesstothehighestcaliberaircraftintheindustry,exclusivebenefitswithuptoa5%credit,andelevatedexperiencesatrenowned5-starresortsinleadingtraveldestinationsacrosstheglobe. Therearemorethan1,850businessaircraftcurrentlyflyingwithGogo’sAVANCEL5orL3installed.AsofDec.31,2020,Gogoreported5,778aircraftflyingwithitsATGsystemsonboard,and4,702aircraftwithsatelliteconnectivityinstalled. Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 29,2021
  • American Airlines Looks to Add 900 Pilots

    There’sa remarkableturnaroundgoingonwithairlinetravelintheUS,withasurgein demandthat’scaughtseveralmajorairlinesbysurprise,includingthebiggest, AmericanAirlines. Ayearago Americanwasretiringolderpilotsandfurloughingothers,butnowit’shiring again–asmanyas300thisyearanddoublethatin2022.Evenso,itmight stillfaceashortageofpilots. Thedemandis domesticwithinternationalflyingstilllagging.Americanrecentlysaidit expectstobeflyingasmuchas90%ofits2019domesticscheduleduringthe comingsummer.It’sbeenreportedthatAmericanisplanningtouseitslong haulwidebodyaircraftonshorthauldomesticflightsjusttomeetthedemand. American’s chairmanandCEODougParker,said, “Lookingforward,withthemomentum underwayfromthefirstquarter,weseesignsofcontinuedrecoveryindemand. “Weremain confidentthenetworkenhancements,customer-focusedimprovementsand efficiencymeasureswe’veputintoplacewillensureAmericanis well-positionedfortherecovery.” Underthis background,the6th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum 2021 willbeheldonMay26th-28th,2021 inLangfang,China.The forumsubjectis "Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training" aimsto introduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism. Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccfor moredetails.

    Apr 29,2021
  • GE Continues To Progress on Catalyst Engine for Denali

    GEAviationisprogressingtowardthe installationofitsnewCatalystturbopropengineonthenewCessnaDenali followingthecompletionoficetestingofthepowerplant,theenginemaker saidthisweek.Inthepasttwowinters,thecompanyhasbeenrunningthe engineinbelow-zerotemperaturesinwhatitcalls“icingcriticalpoint analysis”attheNationalResearchCouncilinOttawa,Canada. Usinga10-meter-longwindtunnelconnected totheoutside,engineersdrawinoutsideairandmixitwithsuper-cooled liquiddropletssprayedinsidethetunnel.Thisgeneratesatmospheric conditionsandin-flighttemperaturesthatarechanneledtotheengineas cloudscomprisingsmalldropsatsub-zerotemperaturesandsimulatesthe variabilityofaltitudesupto30,000feet.GEAviationseniorengineerfor inclementweatherPaoloVanacoreexplainedthatwhentemperaturesfallbelow -20degreesC,icecrystalsthatforminthecloudsandathigheraltitudesand certainspeedsarelikestones. Withregardtothefuturedevelopmentof engines,theworldismovingtowardsenergyconservationandemissionreduction.The 5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwhichwillbeheld inShanghaifromJune17-18,2021.ItwillbehostedbyAECCCommercial AircraftEngineCo.,Ltd. Clickheretoregisteryou interestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Apr 29,2021
  • Despite COVID-19, eVTOL Avionics Development Forges Ahead

    Withthecontinuousdevelopmentandprogressofscienceandtechnologylevelandinformationlevel,intelligentsciencehasbecomeanewnaturaldiscipline,andhasattractedextensiveinterestandresearchofmanyresearchers.Inrecentyears,withthedevelopmentofmicroelectronicstechnology,computertechnology,networktechnologyandsensortechnology,moreandmoreattentionhasbeenpaidtotheapplicationofintelligenttechnologyinthefieldofcivilaircraft.Itisinthistrendofcontinuousresearchonintelligenttechnologythat,ascivilaircraftanditsimportantairbornesystem,intelligentavionicssystemaimstoprovidetechnicalsupportfortherealizationofintelligentaircraft.Itsobjectivesareasfollows:(1)torealizeintelligentdrivingofcivilaircraftandreducetheburdenofflightcrewtothegreatestextent;(2)torealizeintelligentmaintenanceofcivilaircraftandimproveflightefficiencyItcanimprovetheefficiencyofaircraftmaintenance,reducethecostofaircraftmaintenanceandreducetheworkloadofmaintenance. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd–23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheSmartDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 15,2021
  • BAA Training Spain Starts Pilot Training with an Airbus A320 FFS

    Thefirststate-of-the-artAirbusA320FFSisreadyfortraininginabrand-newpilottrainingcentreBAATrainingSpainlocatedinBarcelona,10minutesawayfromEl-Pratairport.TheAirbusA320operationalreadiness,infact,signifiesthatpilottrainingoperationsarereadytobegin. ManagingDirectorofBAATrainingSpain,AurimasUrbonas,says:“WearedelightedtoannouncethatwiththefirstAirbusA320fullflightsimulatorreadyfortrainingwearenowallsettoofferworld-classpilottraining.Weembarkonthenextphaseofthetrainingcentre’‎soperationanddemonstrateourcommitmenttoaccomodatingvariouspilotneedsintheregion.Whilethisisanimportantbreakthrough,weareambitiousandaimtofurtherharnessthegrowthopportunitybyaddingmoreflightsimulationtrainingdevicesthroughouttheupcomingyears.“ AboutAirbusA320FFS ●TheAirbusA320FFSmanufacturedbyCAEisEASAUPRTCS-FSTD(A)issue2LevelDApprovedandCertified.ItsupportsbothCFMandIAEceoenginetypes. ●IthasthelatestinnovativeTropos6000XRvisualsystem,offeringpilotsanauthenticvisualfeel.Manycustomizedandgenericscenesareavailableandtailoredtoairportcharacteristics.TheFFShasbeengivenaCLevelairportscertificate. ●TheequipmentisfullysuitedforcompletingtheUpsetPreventionRecoveryTraining,amandatorypartofTypeRatingTraining,Checking,andRecurrentTraining. Cost-trimmingopportunity ●BAATrainingseekstoexecutetransformationalcostreduction,anditsnewesttrainingcenterBAATrainingSpainpivotsfirsttomeetchangingcustomerneeds.Theobjectiveistobeachievedbyintroducingacustomer-centeredsolutiontodistributetheTypeRatingprogram’‎strainingcomponentsbetweentwosub-variantsofsimulationdevices–fullflightsimulators(FFS)andfixedtrainingdevices(FTD)ona50/50ratio.Consequently,thecustomer‎s’‎savingscanreachupto40%foreachtraininghourwhereanFTDreplacesanFFS. ●Speakingaboutthenovelty,AurimasUrbonasadds:‘Astrongemphasisondrivingcustomervaluewillnotonlyaidcompaniesduringtheperiodofeconomicdisruptionsbutalsotransformintoalong-term,customer-centeredstrategythatallowseveryonetostaylaser-focusedonachievingmorebyspendingless.’ Comingsoonequipment ●BAATrainingSpainexpectsfivesimulatorstoarrivebytheendof2021:2FFSsand3FTDLevel2devices: BoeingB737NGFFSinQ22021 BoeingB737MAXFFSinQ22021 A320ceoFTDLevel2inQ32021 B737MAXFTDLevel2inQ42021 B737NGFTDLevel2inQ42021 Themodernfacilityissettomeettheneedsof16.000pilotsperyearandhasroomfor11simulatorbays.Allofthemwillbegettingoccupiedintheyearstofollow,respondingtothemarketneeds. BAATrainingaviationtraininghubinSpain ●BAATrainingSpainhasbeenestablishedaspartoftheBAATrainingexpansionplantoEurope.BAATraining,oneoftheTOP3biggestEuropeanaviationtrainingcentres,alsoownsAbInitioflighttrainingschoolwithtwoSpanishbases-inLleida-AlguaireInternationalAirport(Spain)andCastellón–CostaAzaharAirport.Byputtingboththesimulatortrainingcentreandtheflightschoolinplaceandlengtheningitsserviceline,BAATraininggetsafirmerholdofthemarket.Itcreatesafull-scopeaviationtraininghubinSpainopentoabroaderaudience. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay26th-28th,2021inLangfang,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 14,2021
  • Airbus Edges Ever Closer To A321XLR Mass Production

    WorkinghardatitsvariousfacilitiesintheUK,Germany,andFrance,planemakerAirbuscontinuestomakeprogressonitshighlyanticipatedA321XLR.Earlierthisweek,thecompanygaveusfurtherinsightintothedevelopmentofthetypeandtheequipmentbeingusedtopreparethemodelformassproduction. AphotoofAirbus’Pre-IndustrialSystemAccelerator“PISA”–forA321XLRCentreandAftFuselage(CAF).Photo:Airbus Bringinganaircrafttomarket–especiallyonethatismass-produced–doesn’tcomeeasily-well,notifyouwantittobesafeandreliable.Toensurethattheproductionprocesshasasolidfoundationinwhichallpotentialflawsandcomplicationsareidentified,Airbusissparingnoexpenseinitstestinganduseofdemonstrators,bothphysicalandvirtual.Assuch,thecompanyprovidedanin-depthlookintotheprocessasitrelatestotheexciting,newA321XLR. Componentsandpartsinthefinaltestphase AirbusannouncedattheendofMarchthatithasbeenpreparingmajorcomponentproductionlinesformanufacturingtheA321XLR.TheseproductionlinesaresituatedatvariousAirbusfacilitiesacrosstheUK,Germany,andFrance. Furthermore,theplanemakerhasannouncedthatmanyA321XLRcomponentsandpartsare“nowinthefinaltestphasetode-risktheroutetoflightclearanceandserialmanufacturing.” Aspartofthesefinalphases,variousdemonstratorswillvalidatedesignworkandassemblyprocesses,ensuringthatthepartsarefullypreparedformanufacturing.Additionally,full-sizedemonstratorsarebeingusedtopre-trainproduction-linestaffatthefinalassemblyfacilityinHamburg,wherethefirstA321XLRwillbebuilt. LookingintoAirbus’PhysicalMock-Up“PMU”–forA321XLRNose&ForwardFuselage(NFF).Photo:Airbus AspartofAirbus’statement,GaryO’Donnell,HeadoftheA321XLRprogram,notesthattheuseofthesedemonstratorscanbedividedintothreesteps: 1.“Theearlyphysicaldemonstratorsandthevirtualdemonstratorsenableustovalidateourdesigndecisionsandclosethesetopics. 2.“Thenwehavethesecondstage:thefull-scaleproductionstandarddemonstratorswhichprimarilysupportthetrainingandtheindustrialprocessmaturity,andtheyhelpsecureourramp-up,aswerunthem‘atrate’. 3.“Thenforthethirdlevel,wearerunningdemonstratorsformaintenance,repairandcustomersupportteams,inorderthattheycanusethedemonstratorstocreatetheairlinedocuments,thetechnicaldocumentsandrepairmanuals,” CombiningphysicaldemonstratorswithVRandAR O’Donnellwentontoexplainthatthereisamixtureofphysicaldemonstratorswithbothvirtualrealityandaugmentedreality-alsoknownasVRandAR,respectively. “[Thisallows]theteamstoreallytesthowtheycanchangeandfixpartsintheoperationssystem–whetherinahangarorontheapron,sothatwhentheyarewritingtherepairmanualsorthetechnicaldocumentstheyhavebeenabletocheckonthesevirtualreferencestomaketheprocesseasier.”–GaryO’Donnell,HeadoftheA321XLRprogram,Airbus,asperstatement. AirbussaysthatthePhysicalMock-UpinHamburgisfocusingontheA321XLR’smajorcomponents,whichincluderear-center-tank(RCT)integration,watertankintegration,theextendedfuelsystem,andthemodifiedhydraulicsystem.Photo:Airbus Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Apr 14,2021
  • JetBlue Brings In-Flight Sports Streaming to London-Bound Airbus A321LRs

    JetBlueisaddinganin-flightlivesportsstreamingplatform,Sport24,toitsnewfleetofAirbusA321LRaircraftthatareontracktobegintheNewYork-basedcarrier’sfirsttransatlanticflightstoLondonlaterthisyear. Sport24,a24-hourlivesportsplatformprovidedtoJetBluebyPanasonicAvionics,willbestreamedtopassengersusingtheairline’sexistingViasatin-flightconnectivitysystem.TheairlinefirststartedoperatingtheAirbusA321LRin2018andplanstolaunchtransatlanticserviceonthenewaircrafttoLondonlaterthisyear. “ThisreinforcesPanasonic’sabilitytoofferitsservicestoanyairline,onanyin-flightconnectivityprovider,”KenSaid,CEOofPanasonicAvionicssaidinanApril6pressrelease. Panasonic’sselectionbyJetBluetoprovideSport24foritsA321scomesseveralmonthsafterthein-flightentertainmentandconnectivity(IFEC)providerreneweditsagreementwithsportsandmediamanagementfirmIMG.Perthetermsoftheagreement,Panasonicistheexclusivein-flightproviderofIMG’sSport24andSport24Extrachannels,toanyairline,regardlessoftheconnectivityservicetheyuse. “JetBlue’scommitmenttoourcustomers’onboardexperienceisonewetakeextremelyseriously,"MariyaStoyanova,directorofproductdevelopmentforJetBluesaidinastatement."Installingthisaward-winninglivesportsplatformonournewinternationalfleetofA321LRswillensuretheyremainentertainedandconnectedat30,000feet.” ThefleetofA321LRsisalsoreceivingalloftheothercabininteriorupgradesbeingrolledoutacrossJetBlue'sentireA320fleet,includingupgradestotheThalesAVANTIFEsystemandViasat-2connectivity.Thesewillalsobethefirstsingle-aisleA320familyaircrafttofeaturetheAirspacecabinfromAirbus,withnewLEDlightingandtouchlessfeatures. Onenewfeaturethatwillalsobeuniquetotheairline'sLondon-boundA321sistheabilitytoordercustomizedmealsthroughtheirseatbackscreens.UnderanewpartnershipwithNewYorkCity-basedrestaurantgroupDig,passengerswillbeabletodigitallycustomizethenewcomplimentarymealservice. “Weknowalltoowellthepainpointsofinternationalflying–thedreadedcentersection,the‘choice’ofassembly-linechickenorbeef,andthelackofconnectivity,"JayneO'Brien,headofmarketingandloyaltyatJetBluesaidinastatement."JetBlueisreadytochangeallthatwithourtakeontransatlantictravelwhereyouarewelltakencareofandfullyconnectedifyouwanttobe.” JetBlueplansonannouncingwhichLondonairportitwillflytoandwhenitstransatlanticservicewillbegin"atalaterdate,"theairlinesaid. Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 14,2021
  • The Latest Aircraft Engines Are As Big As A Narrowbody Fuselage

    ThenewBoeing777Xtookitsfirstflightearlyin2020.Thisisthelargesttwin-enginewidebodyaircrafttodateandpromiseshighercapacityalongwithreducedemissionsandoperatingcost.Italsohasthelargestengineseverseenincommercialaviation–andit’snotalone.Withimprovementsinengineeringandlightweightmaterials,bothGeneralElectricandRolls-Roycearedevelopingnew,massiveengines. TheGE9Xengine–developedfortheBoeing777X Boeing’slatestaircraft,the777X,setouttoofferhigherpassengercapacitythananyothertwinjetwhilealsoimprovingefficiencyandrunningcosts.Criticaltothisareitshighpower,high-efficiencyengines. AsbigasaBoeing737 TherearemanychangesfromtheGE90engine,butit’sthesizethatisthemostobviousdifference.Thisisthelargestengineeveronacommercialaircraft.At13feetindiameter,itiswiderthanthefuselageoftheBoeing737.Itwillmakequiteasightwhenitstartsappearingnexttosmalleraircraftatairports. Bigbutalsomoreefficient It’snotsurprisingthatthelargerGE9Xismorepowerfulandmoreefficient.Alargerfandrawsmoreinmoreairanduseslessenergy.Thehardpartistoincreasetheenginesizewhilstalsocontrollingtheweightandkeepingtheoverallstructurerobust.Advancesinengineeringhavemadethispossible. ChangeswiththeGE9Xincludealargerdiameterfanwithfewerblades(16insteadof22),theuseoflighter(butstrong)carbonfibercompositematerialsandahigherbypassratio(offeringbetterpropulsionefficiency).OveralltheGE9Xshouldincreasefuelefficiencyby10%overtheGE90engine. Astheheartoftheaircraft,themostimportanttoimprovetheperformanceoftheaircraftistoimprovethepropulsionefficiencyoftheengine.Whatisthefuturedirectionofaviationengines?Wewillbringyousomereportsatthe5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,whichwillfocusonaeroengines,frommarkettrendstoresearchanddevelopmentdesign,tomaterialsandmanufacturingtobringyouafullrangeofexchanges. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Apr 14,2021
  • 10th Annual Civil Avionics International Forum June 22nd - 23rd, 2021 Shanghai,China

    【Hostedby】 ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics ChineseAeronauticalEstablishment AVICAirborneSystemsCo.,Ltd. 【Advisedby】 DepartmentofEquipmentIndustry,MinistryofIndustryandInformationTechnology AircraftAirworthinessCertificationDepartmentofCAAC ShanghaiMunicipalCommissionofEconomyandInformatization 【Guestedby】 ShanghaiAircraftAirworthinessCertificationCenterofCAAC 【Supportedby】 ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics AVICXACCommercialAircraftCo.,Ltd. AVICZhuhaiGeneralAviationR&DandManufacturingBase ChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute 【Organizedby】 ChinaAeronauticalRadioElectronicsResearchInstitute COMACShanghaiAircraftDesignandResearchInstitute KeyLaboratoryofIntegratedTechnologyofAvionicsSystem 【Co-organizedby】 Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. 【EventBackground】 IntheLastDecade WiththerapidgrowthofChina'scivilaviationmarket,thecivilaviationindustryhasgraduallyintegratedintotheworldaviationindustrychain.Chinaattachesgreatimportancetoitsdevelopment.TheR&DandoperationofdomesticcivilaircraftmodelssuchasCR929,C919,ARJ21,MAseriesregionaljetandACserieshelicopterprovideimportantsupportforthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationtransportationindustryandtransformationandupgradingofindustries IntheNextDecade Thedevelopmentofnext-generationavionicsnotonlyintroducesnewideasandconcepts,butalsoneedsnewdevices,newtechnologies,andnewdevelopmenttoolstosupport.Withtherapidprogressof5Gcommunicationtechnology,high-performancecomputingsimulationtechnology,AItechnology,VRandotherrelatedtechnologiesleadtotherapiddevelopmentofavionicssystem,thecontinuousimprovementofintegration,intelligenceandIMAhasacceleratedtherealizationofthenext-generationavionics.Ithasbecomeanindispensablepartofalltypesofaircraft,andplaysaveryimportantroleinensuringthesafetyandreliabilityoflargeaircrafttocompleterelevanttasks. Inthefaceofthesevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicandtheworldeconomicsituation,duringthe14thFive-YearPlan,China'savionicsindustrywillcontinuetotakethedemandofcivilmarketasthedrivingforce,focusingonthedevelopmentrequirementsofavionicstechnology,activelycarryoutforeignexchangesandconstantlyexpandtheresultsofmutuallybeneficialcooperation,aimingtoacceleratethedevelopmentofavionicstechnology,andwillpromotethecontinuousimprovementofindependentinnovationandR&Dcapabilityindomesticavionicsfield. 【HotTopics】 1.Aviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D 2.PayAttentiontotheIndustry/IndustrialSystemCapacityBuilding,EffectivelyImproveChina’sAirworthinessCertificationAbility 3.FutureDevelopmentofDigitalAircraft 4.AircraftOEMView-CarryingOutInterdisciplinaryExchanges,UsingNewTechnologies,NewIdeastoEnhancetheIndependentandControllableR&DIntegrationCapabilityofAvionicsSystem 5.AdvancedAvionicsArchitecturefor“InternetAircraft”andItsApplicationOutlook 6.DesignConsiderationandVerificationofeVTOLAvionicsSystem 7.AvionicsSystemSimulationPlatformRequirementsandInterfaceDevelopmentandManagement 8.ModelingandSimulationofAirborneLarge-scaleComplexSystems 9.DesignofAutomaticTestandManagementforAvionicsSystemofCivilAircraft 10.ApplicationandDevelopmentofBeiDouNavigationSatelliteSystem(Technology) 11.CommercialAircraftSinglePilotMode,ArchitectureandTechnologyResearch 12.ApplicationandDevelopmentTrendofAdvancedAvionicsSystemforRegionalAirlinerandCivilHelicopter 4thAnnualAirborneSoftwareandAirborneElectronicsHardwareSub-Forum Maintopics(updating): 1.ResearchonAirworthinessStandardsofAirborneSoftwareandAirborneElectronicHardware; 2.CurrentStatusandProspectofAirworthinessVerificationTechnologyofAirborneSoftware; 3.AirworthinessEngineeringMethodsofAirborneElectronicProducts; 4.DesignandVerificationofAirborneSoftwareandHardware; 5.DevelopmentToolIdentification. 【Contact】 Companyname:Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Name:SaraLIU Email:marketing@galleon.cc Web:http://www.galleon.cc Tel:+860215155.5203 Fax:+860215155.9049

    Apr 8,2021
  • 5th Commercial Aero Engine Shanghai International Forum June 17th - 18th, 2021 Shanghai, China

    【OrganizingCommittee】 【Hostedby】 ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics 【Co-hostedby】 AECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd. 【Supportedby】 ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrict ShanghaiHongqiaoLinkongEconomicDemonstrationZone CommercialAircraftCorporationofChina ChinaEasternAirlines BAOWUSPECIALMETALLURGYCO.,LTD. 【Organizedby】 Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. 【EventBackground】 WiththedevelopmentofChina'sairtransportindustry,Chinaisexpectedtodeliver9,205passengeraircraftinthenexttwodecades,worthabout1400billiondollars,ofwhichtheaeroenginemarketsizewillreach210to420billiondollars,theaverageannualmarketsizewillreach10.5billionto21billiondollars,accountingforabout20%oftheglobalmarket. 2021istheyearofthelayoutofChina's14thFive-YearPlan,inthesevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicsandtheworldeconomicsituation,thedocumentpointsoutthatweshouldstrengthenthedevelopmentoftheaerospaceindustry,promotetheconstructionofnationallaboratories,layoutofcomprehensivenationalsciencecentersandregionalinnovationhighlandconstruction.Withthemanufacturingpower'sdevelopmentgoal,"ChinaNationalSpecialProjectofAeroEngine&GasTurbine"astractionofChina'saeroengineindustry,ourcountrysupportenterprisestotaketheleadinundertakingmajornationalscienceandtechnologyprojects,encourageenterprisestoincreaseresearchanddevelopmentinvestment,improveindependentresearchanddevelopmentcapabilitiesandindependentprotectionlevel,topromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentofaeroengineindustry. Againstthisbackground,theForumwillfocusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depth,theforuminvitedanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe"theaviationindustrypolicyandmarkettrendsunderthe14thFive-YearPlan,""aeroenginesimulationtechnology,""advancedtestandtesttechnologyforaeroengines,""advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology"andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation. 【HotTopics】 ●Theaviationindustrypolicyandmarkettrendsunderthe14thFive-YearPlan ● Aeroenginesimulationtechnology ●Advancedtestandtesttechnologyforaeroengines ●Advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology 【Contact】 Companyname:Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Name:SaraLIU EmailAddress:marketing@galleon.cc Phone:+86021-5155.5203

    Apr 8,2021
  • The 3rd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2021

    The3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2021 June3rd–4th,2021Haikou,China 【Website】 https://galleon.glueup.cn/event/3rd-connected-aircraft-china-congress-2021-29578/ 【Committee】 【Hosted by】 Shanghai SocietyofAeronautics Civil AircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA 【Supported by】 COMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute 【Organized by】 COMAC ShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd. Galleon (Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. 【EventBackground】 The satelliteInternetisclassifiedasoneofthe"newinfrastructure" informationinfrastructurebytheNationalDevelopmentandReformCommission. Asanimportantapplicationsceneofsatellitecommunication,theaviation Internetinthefieldofcivilaviationhasabroaddevelopmentprospect.Allcountries aroundtheworldhavecarriedoutlong-termandextensiveexplorationof aviationInternet.TheUnitedStatesandEuropewithrelativelymature developmentofcivilaviationindustryhavesuccessivelylaunchedATG,Ku,Ka andothertechnicalsolutions,andformedabroadmarketspaceandaprofound userbaseintherecent10years.WiththecontinuousimprovementofChina's civilaviationdevelopmentlevelandthegradualopeningupofrelevant regulatorypolicies,China'saviationInternetwillusherinagreat development,andacceleratetheformationofasizablevalueclusterinthe upstreamanddownstreamindustries. In recentyears,aviationairbornecommunicationhasgraduallyshiftedfromATGto Ku/Kawithhighthroughput.Theconstantlyimprovednetworkbandwidthand servicecapabilityfullymeettheincreasinglyrichin-flightneedsofusers andbringthemmoreconvenientandrichin-flightInternetexperience.Atthe sametime,theconstantlyemergingapplicationscenariosofaircraftforward cabinandrearcabincommunicationstronglysupportpassengeruseandflight controlandmanagementrequirements,andgiverisetonumerousupstreamand downstreamdemandssuchascontentproductionanddistribution,equipment manufacturingandmaintenance,andintelligentservice,whichplayanobvious roleinpullinganddrivingtheindustrialdemand.Theinternationalaviation Internetmarketisbecomingsaturated,andthedomesticmarkethashuge developmentpotential.ThesizeofChina'scivilaviationindustryfleetkeeps growing,andthescaleofairbornenetworkdemandishuge,whichisexpectedto drivetheAsia-Pacificregiontobecometheworld'slargestaviationInternet market. 【HotTopics】 1.MeasurestoPromotethe DevelopmentofIn-flightInterconnectionofChina'sCivilAviation 2.InflightInternetintheNew InfrastructureEra 3.Influenceof5Gand6Gon InflightConnectivity 4.TheNewGenerationofAircraft Operation-IntegratedGround-Air-SpaceE-servicePlatformApplication 5.5GAir-to-ground InterconnectionSolutiontoImproveInflightConnectivityEconomy 6.CockpitInterconnectionand JointOperationOptimization 7.BusinessOperationModel InnovationCombinewithUpstreamandDownstreamEnterprisesintheIndustrial Chain 8.OptimizationandUpgradingof KaBand 9.BusinessModeExplorationafter InflightConnectivityAccessinChinaSouthernAirlines 10.ConstructInflightConnectivity Ecosystem,ReduceInternetCost 11.On-boardLocalAreaNetwork OptimizationUpgradeandManagement 12.PerformanceImprovementofATG CommunicationSystemBasedon5G 13.HowDoesBATHelpAirlineson ItsFutureDigitalRoad 14.DevelopmentDirectionofFuture NewLocalAreaNetworkSystem 15.PredictiveMaintenanceof FutureConnectedAircraft 16.ProliferationEvolutionofFull FleetCoverageandCockpitApplications 17.ChallengesandOpportunitiesin theModificationofDomesticConnectedAircraft 18.On-boardNetworkData ManagementandSecurityProtection 19.ChangesandOptimizationson AirborneSystemFunctionsfromAir-to-groundInterconnection 20.DigitalTransformation SolutionsforSmartAviation 21.Air-to-groundInterconnection: InformationInfrastructureEvolutionfromtheNextGenerationNetwork 22.HowdoesTiantongSatellite SystemContributetoIntelligentCivilAviation  Localization 23.JetWaveSatellite CommunicationsSystem-ABreakthroughSatelliteCommunicationsSolutionfor ChinaMarket 24.HowtoContinuouslyOptimize Passengers'In-flightExperience 【Contact】 Companyname:Galleon (Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Name:LucyCHEN Email:marketing@galleon.cc Web:http://www.galleon.cc Phone:+860215155.5203 Fax:+860215155.9049

    Apr 8,2021
  • 6th Annual China Aviation Training International Forum 2021

    6thAnnualChinaAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021 May26th–28st,2021Langfang,China 【Committee】 【Hostedby】 CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnology Sub-committeeofCSAA ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics ShanghaiAerospaceEnthusiast'sCenter 【Supportedby】 LangfangMunicipalPeople'sGovernment AirportEconomicZone(Langfang)ManagementCommittee ofBeijingDaxingInternationalAirport 【Co-organizedby】 CivilAviationFlightUniversityofChina 【Organizedby】 HebeiAirportEconomicZoneGroupCo.,Ltd COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd. Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. 【Event Background】 AccordingtoBoeing,Chinaisexpectedtoadd7,000 civilianaircraftsby2035,whichwillcreateashortageof110,000pilotsat thattime.Howtooptimizetheexistingtrainingmodel,upgradetheexistingequipment andcombinethecutting-edgetechnologiessuchasVR&AR,tomeettheneeds ofdifferentaviationtrainingstage,andtoimprovetheefficiencyofpilotlearning resulttransformationwhileshorteningtrainingtime,arehighlyfocusedbythe entireaviationtrainingindustry. Inaddition,although reliabilityofaircraftsystemscontinuestoincreaseonaccountoftheincreasingly completeaircraftdesign,theprobabilityofaccidentscausedbyhumankeeps climbing.Inthiscase,thetrainingonthepilot'scorecompetencywillbean indispensablepartoftheaviationtrainingmechanism,whichiscrucialto reducethe"blackswan"incidentduringflightprocess.Therefore,establish aneffectivemechanismontheselectionofpilotsandcaptains,constantlyoptimize thecurriculum’scontentandstructure,strengthentheteachingabilityofinstructors, promotingschool-enterprisecooperation,increasetraining-jobmatching,pay attentiontotheconstructionofpilotpsychologicalquality,aretherealistic waystosolvethecurrentshortageproblemofmaturepilots,andimprovethe qualityofinstructorsandpilots. 【HotTopics】 1.       EstablishFlightTrainingSystemwithChinese CharacteristicsintheNewEra 2.       Flight AccidentsAnalyze:ReportofaWorldwideStudy 3.HowtoOptimizeUpgradeMechanism andEvaluationManagementSystemofCo-pilot 4.     Deepen theMulti-crewPilotLicense Trainingto ImprovetheEfficiencyofCo-pilotTransport 5.     Deepen EBTandCBTCombination,ImprovePilot'sOperatingSkills 6.     Thetransformationofthe instructorunderthetrendofcultivatingthecorecompetenceofpilots 7.HowtoImproveFullLifeCycle ManagementofPilotskill 8.HowVR-ARTechnologyPromotes theIntegrationofTheoryandPracticeofPilotTraining 9.ChallengesandCountermeasures of"BigData&FlightTraining"StrategyImplementation 10.HowtoBuildanEffective SystemofCRM,toImprovetheRiskManagementAbilityoftheFleet 11.   From SimulatortoReality:HowtoReducetheNegativeTransferEffect 12.C919TrainingScenario SimulationCoursewareDevelopment 13.   Exploration andEstablishmentofFlightWorkStyleQuantitativeManagementSystem 14.   Quality ControlofPilotTrainingforNon-skillUpgrading 15.EstablishaCompleteand EfficientTrainingSystemfromCadetstoCaptains 16.HowtoTackletheDifficulties ofTypeRatingTraining 17.    How Different"Levels"ofUPRTAffectDifferentStagesofProfessional Pilots'Career 【Contact】 Companyname:Galleon (Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Name:LucyCHEN Email:marketing@galleon.cc Web:https://galleon.glueup.cn/event/the-6th-annual-civil-aviation-training-international-forum-2021-26288/ Phone:+8602151555203

    Apr 8,2021
  • 11th Annual Civil Aircraft Industry International Forum 2021

    11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021 May20th-21st,2021|Shenyang,China 【Commitee】 【Hostedby】 ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics 【Organizedby】 AVICShenyangAircraftCorporation 【Supportedby】 LiaoningSocietyofAeronautics&Astronautics AECCShenyangEngineDesignInstitute AECCShenyangLimingAero-engineCo.,Ltd. KeyLaboratoryofPowerTransmissionTechnologyonAero-engine,AeroEngineCorporationofChina KeyLaboratoryofImpactDynamicsonAeroEngine,LiaoningProvince 【Co-organizedby】 ShenyangAerospaceUniversity Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd 【EventBackground】 Boeingforecaststhatpassengertrafficwillgrowbyanaverageof4%ayearoverthenext20yearsandthattheglobalcivilaviationfleetwillgrowfrom25,900todayto48,400by2039. ThecentreofgrowthisInAsia,andparticularlyInChina,where8,600newaircraftwillbedeliveredoverthenext20years. Needtobenotedthatcomparedwithlastyear'sforecast,evenmoredataisatrendofdecline,butinvolvesseveralgroupsofdataarerareinChinadonotdrop,obviously,theconclusionisbasedonpreventioncontrolmeasuresofCOVID-19inourcountry,thedomestichasbeenleadingtheglobalreturntoworkandproductionlevel,thedomesticcivilaviationmarketisgoodinmanyaspectsandmakeavigorousrecovery.ItisalsotheseincreasingactualdemandforthedevelopmentofChina’saviationindustrytocreateabroadmarketspace. Ontheonehand,stronginternationalanddomesticmarketdemandforChina’scivilaviationhasprovidedahugedevelopmentspace.Onetheotherhand,thecivilaviationindustryhasbeenhighlyvaluedbythecountryinrecentyears,andaseriesofrelatedpoliciesandmeasureshavebeenintroduced,whichhavegreatlypromotedtherapiddevelopmentofChina’scivilaircraft.COMACwillcompletethePhasedtaskof “Three-One ” in2021,andthedomesticsubcontractproductionbusinesswillalsobevigorouslydeveloped. Thenext10yearswillbeacrucialperiodforacceleratingthe rapiddevelopmentofChina’saviationindustryandacrucialperiodforrealizingleapfrogdevelopmentoftheaviationindustry.Seizetheopportunity,aimatthetarget,withgooddomesticpolicytrendsandopendomesticandforeigncooperationtocontributetothedevelopmentoftheaviationindustry. 【HotTopics】 1.       AccelerateTheDigitalTransformationOfTheAviationIndustry 2.       CooperativeResearchOnSubcontractProductionOfCivilAircraft inPost-COVID-19World 3.       DomesticCivilAircraftProcurementSystemCertificationAndEvaluationFactorAnalysis 4.       DigitalTwinHelpsTheDevelopmentOfAircraftEnginesAcrossGenerations 5.       CollaborativeDevelopmentOfHelicopterDigitization 6.       ResearchOnVirtualFlightTestTechnologyOfAircraft 7.       CurrentSituationAndTrendOfCompositeMaterialsForLargePassengerAircraft 8.       HowToGiveFullPlayToTheEffectOfCNCMachiningEquipmentInAviationManufacturing 9.       DigitalAssemblyLine OfTheCivilAircraftParts 10.    DevelopmentProcessAndResearchOfBladeForgingTechnologyOfAeroEngine 11.    AviationAutomationTestSystemKeyTechnologyAndPortableMeasurementAndControlPlatformDisplay 【Contact】 Companyname: Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Name:LucyCHEN Email:marketing@galleon.cc Web:http://www.galleon.cc Phone:+860215155.5203 Fax:+860215155.9049

    Apr 8,2021
  • EASA Approved Universal Avionics SBAS-FMA Integrated Solution For ATR 42 And 72 Flight Deck

    The SBAS-FMSsareinstalledinover1,100airlinerstodate,includingmost regionalaircrafttypessuchastheATR42/72,Dash-8100/200/300/400,Saab 340,andEmbraerERJ. 22 March2021:EASArecentlyapprovedthehighperformanceSBAS-FMAsolution providedbyUniversalAvionicsforATR42andATR72flightdeck.ThisSTCwill provideanintegratedsolutionthatwillcoverthereplacementofevery configurationofFMSonATR42and72,uptoandincludingthe-500,thereby leadingtomoredirectandshorterapproaches,savingtimeandkeeping operatorsonschedule,whilealsoreducingfuelburn. With thistwo-in-onesolutionmanyregionalandtransportaircraftoperatorswill notonlygaintheLPVapproachcapabilities,butalsomeetcurrentandemerging mandatesforADS-BOut.DanishAirTransport(DAT)iscurrentlyoperatingthis newsystemandenjoyingthebenefitsoffullycoupled3D,LPV,andBAROVNAV approachcapabilities. Dror Yahav,UAChiefExecutiveOfficersaid,“Astheworldpreparestorecoverfrom thispandemic,airlinesaregearingupwithtechnologysolutionstoensurehigh efficiencyandcompetitiveness.OurSBAS-FMSsolutionisanexcellentexample ofhowtoachieveahighlycapablefleetwithaminimumexpense.” Announcing EASASTCapprovalofourSBAS-FMSsolutionfortheATR42/72.DanishAir Transport(DAT)isnowoperatingthecertifiedsystemandenjoyingthebenefits offullycoupled3D,LPV,andBAROVNAVapproachcapabilities. https://t.co/4BgOetCl5r.#DAT#ATR42#ATR72#FMS#LPVpic.twitter.com/IfNeGTiBV7 — UniversalAvionics(@UnivAvionics)March18,2021 LPV offersthehighestprecisionGPSinstrumentapproachescurrentlyavailable withoutspecializedaircrewtrainingrequirements,enablingaccesstothose airportswithreducedgroundinfrastructureandwhichareoftenusedby regionaloperators.Therearecurrentlymorethan700LPVapproachesinEurope, andevenmorethroughouttherestoftheworld.InNorthAmericaalone,there aremorethan4,600differentLPVapproachestodateatover1,900airports, includingalmost1,200airportsthatdonothaveanILS. Marc Bouliane,UAVicePresidentofBusinessDevelopment,MarketingandServices said,“Formorethan25years,UniversalAvionicshasbeenaleadingprovider ofFlightManagementSystemstotheregionalaircraftmarket.ThisSTC,based onourlatestSBAS-FMS,enablesATRoperatorstosavetimeandmoneyandto expandmarketaccessbyenablingtheuseofairportapproacheswhichare inaccessiblewiththelegacysolution.” The integratedSBAS-FMSsolutionisavailablewithaMulti-functionControlDisplay Unit(MCDU)ora4-/5-inchControlDisplayUnitanddoesnotrequireany modificationoftheMainInstrumentPaneltoaddnewcontrolsandannunciations typicallyfoundwithLPVsolutions.ThememorycapacityoftheUNS-1LwSBAS-FMS enablesloadingofworldwidenavigationdatabases,withroomtospare, simplifyingmaintenanceoperationscomparedtothelegacynon-SBASFMSonthe aircraft.Finally,thesolutionisavailablewithaFlexPerfTripPerformance optionforevengreaterfuelsavings.TheSTCpackageandinstallationkit designwasledbyASM,aJANACompany. Underthisbackground,the10th AnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd–23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentionto theSmartDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityof IndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformore details

    Mar 31,2021
  • The "Shuffle" and Reform of China's Civil Aviation

    Accordingtothelatestforecastofthe InternationalAirTransportAssociation(IATA),therevenueoftheglobalair transportindustryin2021willfallby50%comparedto2019.ForChina'scivil aviationtransportationindustry,althoughthedomestictransportationmarket isgraduallyrecovering,consideringthattheoverseasepidemichasnotbeen effectivelycontrolled,China'scivilaviation,whichlacksthesupportofthe internationalroutemarket,isstillfacingdifficulties.However, "danger"and"opportunity"alwayscoexist.In2020,China's civilaviationtransportationcompanieshavestartedtoconductaself-change.For Chinesecivilaviationtransportationindustry,experiencingagoldendecade, thisunexpectedcrisismaygivetheindustryanopportunityof "shuffle"andreform. Anunexpected"accident" In2019,thegrowthrateofChina's civilaviationdroppedtothelowestpointinadecade.Inearly2020,the outbreakoftheCOVID-19causedthecivilaviationindustrytobedecimated. Theindustrywascaughtinshort-termShortagesofpassengervolumeandwidespread severelosses.Aftertheepidemic,Chinesecivilaviationtransportation industryisfacingunprecedentedchallenges: (1)Changesintravelhabits Changesintravelhabitsmaycauseadeclineinthetotalnumber oftrips.Nowadays,manycompanieshavegraduallyadoptedandadaptedtoremote officesystems,replacingbusinesstripswithvideoandteleconferences.Inthe future,thistrendislikelytobecomeanewnormal,whichmaydirectlycausea phaseddeclineinthedomesticaviationtraveldemand. (2)Reshapingthepassengerstructure Inthepost-epidemicera,duetothereductionin official/businesstravel,airlinepassengerstructurewillchange,andthe proportionofleisuretravelerswillhaveacorrespondingincrease  inthe future.Thistypeofpassengersaremoreprice-conscious,andthecompetition betweenaviationandhigh-speedrailislong-standingandfierce,Inviewof theabovereasons,theairfaremaygodownintheshortterm. (3)Increaseinoperationcosts Thehighoperatingcostsassociatedwiththeepidemicprevention willsqueezetheprofitsofairlines.Theindustrypredictsthatevenafterthe launchofthevaccine,evenregardlessofotherfactorssuchastheexchange rateandoilprice,itwillbestilldifficultforChineseairtransport industrytoreturntothelevelof2019inthenext2-3years.Facingthe severesituation,"change"istheonlywayout. Whowillbecomethesupercarrier? Inthepost-epidemicera,asthe dividendscausedbytherapiddevelopmentofcivilaviationgradually disappeared,reformshaveturnedintonewbonusforEnterprisedevelopment.As aresult,themixedownershipreformhasbecomethebiggestactionofthethree majorairlinesinthisroundofcivilaviationchanges. (1)ChinaEasternAirlinesCorporationLimited: 1.Initiatedthemixedreform,andsuccessfullyinvested31 billionyuanbyChinaLife,ShanghaiJiushi,ChinaTourism,andChinaReform. 2.TheChinaSecuritiesRegulatoryCommissionissuedthe "ProspectusfortheInitialPublicOfferingofChinaEasternAirlines LogisticsCo.,Ltd.",markingsubstantialprogressinthereformofequity diversification. 3.Activelycooperatewithmajornationalstrategicplans,sign strategiccooperationagreementswiththegovernmentsofHainan,Xiamenand otherplacestoattractthegovernmenttobuysharesandobtaintheleading strategicpositioninthecivilaviationindustry. (2)ChinaSouthernAirlinesCompanyLimited 1.Promoting cooperationandcoordinationwithSpringAirlines,AmericanAirlinesandBritish Airwaystofollowupthemixedlogisticsreform,andofficiallylandedatthe endof2020,transformingfromawhollystate-ownedenterprisetoa mixed-ownershipcompany. 2. Completethemixedreformofgeneralaviationbusinessandopenupnewareasof mixedreform. (3)AirChinaLimited 1.The mixedlogisticsreformhasbeensettled,andthemethodof"introducing newsharesandemployeeshareholding"willbeadopted. 2. IntroduceCainiaoNetworkasastrategicinvestortobuilda"National Team-levelCainiaoNetwork". Duetotheshortperiodoftime,theoutcome ofthemixedreformofthethreemajorairlinesremainstobeseen.Butitis undeniablethatforthethreemajorairlines,Inthefuture,whoevertakesthe leadinachievingbreakthroughsinreformanddevelopmentwillbethefirstto seizenewdevelopmentopportunitiesandbecomeatruesupercarrier. Makeupforshortcomingsinchanges AlthoughChineseairtransportcompanies aresufferinghardshipgenerallyduetotheepidemic,theperformanceof low-costairlinesin2020isveryeye-catching.Inthefuture,thepassenger structureofairlineswillchange,andtheproportionofleisuretravel passengerswillincreaseaswell.Withthecontinuousimprovementofresidents' incomeandtheunderstandtowardslow-costairlines,thedevelopmentof low-costairlineshastheobviouspotential.Intheshort-medium-rangemarket, itisinevitablethatlow-costairlineswillreplacefull-serviceairlinesin thefuture. Inthepost-epidemicera,theCivil AviationAdministrationwillpromotetheimplementationofthe"PublicAir TransportPassengerServiceManagementRegulations(DraftforComment)", andencouragerelevantMinistriesandCommissionstogivemoresupportto low-costairlinesintermsofrevenue.Therefore,inthepost-epidemicera,Chinese transportationcompaniesshouldseizetheopportunitytoactivelyarrangethe low-costaviationmarket. Inaddition,theshortcomingsofaircargo inChinesecivilaviationindustryarealsosupplementingquickly.Besides,thethreemajoraircargo reforms,ZhongzhouAirlinesandNorthwestCargoAirlineshavebeenestablished in2020successively.SFExpress'sEzhouAirportisacceleratingconstruction. AliandJD.comarealsoeyeingtheaircargobusinessandwaitingfor opportunities.Itcanbesaidthatthefutureaircargomarketwillusherina newroundofdevelopment,butatthesametimemoreintensecompetitionwill follow.

    Mar 30,2021
  • Quality Fly Launches New Integrated ATPL Course Packed with Latest Features

    Madrid-basedQualityFlyhaslaunchedanewintegratedATPLcoursewithallthelatestelementsincludingAPSMCC,UpsetRecovery(UPRT),andKnowledge,SkillsandAttitudes(KSA). QualityFly’scoursealsoincludestraininginaFullFlightSimulatorand,surprisingly,inaglider. TheAirlinePilotStandardMultiCrewCooperationcourse,APSMCC,isanewcoursethatbuildsontheclassicMCCtrainingwithknowledgeofaircraftsystems,advancedaircraftoperationscenarios,advancedswept-wingjettrainingandcorecompetenciesassessment. TheAPSMCCwasdevelopedbyEASAtoensurethatfuturepilotsmeetthehighstandardsrequiredbytheairlines,andnotneedextratrainingwhenitcomestotakingatyperating. StudentsoftheintegratedQualityFlycoursewillcompletetheirtrainingwithanAPSMCCcoursewiththelatestgenerationFFSlevelDsimulators. ThecourseistaughtentirelyinEnglishacrosstheintakeofinternationalstudents,withpersonalisedfollow-uptuitionsessionsandcareeradvicesessions. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay26th-28thinLangfang,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 30,2021
  • Global Eagle Gains STCs for Inflight Connectivity on B737s

    GlobalEaglehasreceivedtwoSupplementalTypeCertificates(STC)fortheinstallationofitsAirconnectGlobalKuinflightconnectivity(IFC)systemonboardBoeing737aircraft.TheseSTCswereinternallydevelopedbyGlobalEagleaspartofaseriesofnewSTCsGlobalEagleispursuingforinstallingthesystemsonnarrow-bodyaircraft. InadditiontotheauthorisationtoinstallGlobalEagle’scorecomponents,theSTCalsoallowsGlobalEagletoinstallserverandwirelessaccesspointcomponentsdevelopedbyTurkishTechnic.WorkingwithTurkishTechnic,thesecondSTCwillseetheinstallationofAirconnectGlobalKuonTurkishAirlines’narrow-bodyBoeing737fleetand,inconjunctionwithGlobalEagleandProfen’steleportinfrastructure,theteamwillofferinflightconnectivityonTurkishAirlines’short-haulinternationalanddomesticroutes. MikePigott,EVPofconnectivityoperationsatGlobalEaglestated,“WorkingcloselywithTurkishTechnicandProfenhasenabledustoproduceasolutionthatincorporatestheverybesttechnologyfromallthreepartiestobringTurkishAirlines’passengersthemostreliableandhighestperformingconnectivityserviceonboard. “WeareincrediblyproudtohaveachievedthishomegrownSTCaswenowhaveready-madeapprovaltoinstallourconnectivitysolutionsonanyaircraftwithintheBoeing737family,oneoftheworld’smostwidely-operatedairframes.” Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Clickheretoregisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 30,2021
  • SE Aeronautics to Manufacture Greenest Widebody Aircraft

    SEAeronauticsannouncedthelaunchoftheirnewwidebodyairlinerconcept,a100%monocoquemoldedwide-bodyairlinerthatisanewgenerationofaircraft.Thecompany'stechnologicalimprovementsturnthecorneronefficiency,sustainability,safety,comfortandoperatingcost. Aircraftmanufacturershavebeenusingthesameaircraftdesignforthepast60years,withfewexceptions."Ourinnovativetechnologyandnewaircraftdesignwilllowerfuelconsumptionby70%andlowerCO2emissionsby80%asmeasuredbyperseatkilometer.Theinnovativedesignisamoreefficient,light-triwingconfigurationthatgreatlyimprovesliftoverdrag,resultinginshorttake-offandlanding(STOL)capabilitiesandextremelylongflights.Theconstructionisallcomposite,moldedinonetough,saferpiece.Wealsoincorporatedsuperthin,longwingsandcompletestreamliningfromthenosetothetail.Wediditall," saysLloydWeaver,ChiefEngineer,SEAeronautics. WeliveintheerawhereCovid-19andotherairbornediseasesafetymustbeattheforefrontofanymanufacturer'sdesignprocess.WhichiswhySEAeronauticsdevelopedanew"once-through"airfeedventilationsystemthatneverrecirculatesairinthecabin,dramaticallyreducingtheriskofexposurefromotherinfectedpassengers.This,coupledwiththeirnew"tilting"seatdesign,createsacomfortexperiencethateconomypassengershaveyettoexperience. Thisdisruptivenewdesignisalsoexpectedtodoublethelifespanofanaircraft,whilereducingoverallblockhourcostbyhalfwhencomparedtootheraircraftitssize.Withanemphasisonsafety,thedesignismadeofonesolid-moldedpieceoffuselagethatismanytimesstrongerthanexistingaircraft.Thefuelisnotstoredinthewingsbutinselfsealingbladdersontopofthefuselageandintheeventofemergencylandingoverwater,theaircraftfloats. SEAeronauticspatent-pendingtechnologyhasculminatedintotheSE200,amid-marketwidebodyaircraftthatwillcarryupto264passengers,functionasalight-weightregionalorlongrangeairlinerwithanon-stoprangeof10,560miles."Thisaircraftwillbethemostpractical,profitableandpermanentsolutiontothegrosslyunderperformingairlinertechnologyoftoday.Ourmanufacturingefficiencywillallowustoproduceouraircraftinsignificantlylesstimethanthecurrenttraditionalmethod.Butthejewelinthecrownisreallyourabilitytogetthatfuelconsumptionratedownby70%.Wearegoingtorevolutionizetheindustry,"saysTylerMathews,CEO,SEAeronautics. ThefutureofaviationinAmericawillchangedramaticallyduetotheirnewdesigncomponents.Withmorefuel-efficientplanesandadesignfocusedonefficiency,sustainabilityandsafety.SEAeronauticsisattheforefrontofanewgenerationofaircraftandarevolutionforanindustrythathasseenlittlechangeoverthepast60years. Inarecentannouncement,thejointlong-rangewide-bodyaircraftdevelopedbyChinaandRussiahasmadekeyprogressbyconductingwindtunneltestsonthemodelsoftwoairfoilstructures,whichmeansitwillmoveintotheprototypeconstructionstageafteraseriesoftests.Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China. Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Mar 30,2021
  • Newest Honeywell Turbogenerator Will Power Hybrid-electric Aircraft, Run on Biofuel

    Honeywellannounceditisdevelopingapowersourceforhybrid-electricaircraft,plannedfordemonstrationlaterthisyear.At280pounds,theHoneywell1-Megawattgeneratorweighsaboutthesameasamotorscooterbutdeliversenoughenergytopoweranentireneighborhoodblock.ThisgeneratorwillbecombinedwiththeHoneywellHGT1700auxiliarypowerunit,currentlyflownoneveryAirbusA350XWB,toformaturbogenerator2.5timesmorepowerfulthantheversionthecompanyunveiledin2019. ThenewturbogeneratorfromHoneywellwillbeabletorunonaviationbiofuel,includingHoneywellGreenJetFuel,whichischemicallysimilartofossilfuelbutmadefrommoresustainablealternatives,aswellasconventionaljetfuelanddiesel.Honeywell'sturbogeneratorcanbeusedtooperatehigh-powerelectricmotorsorchargebatteriesandcansatisfymissionsfromheavy-liftcargodronestoairtaxis,orcommuteraircraft.Thefirstdemonstrationofthisturbogeneratorsystemwilloccurinthethirdquarterof2021,withongoingdevelopmentandqualificationtofollow. Greenengineisabouttobecomethefuturetrendofaviationenginedevelopment,howtomaintaininternationalexchangesandcooperation,andjointlypromotegreenskyisoneofthetopicsdiscussedinthe5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwhichwillbeheldinShanghaifromJune17-18,2021.ItwillbehostedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Mar 30,2021
  • Aircraft OEMs Gather at CAIIF 2021 - Forum Speakers Confirmation

    AVIC2021GoalsinCivilAircraft 10ModelAircraftResearch 2ModelFirstFlight 2ModelCertification Deliver500CivilAircraft Internationalsubcontractcompleted$1.4billion AVIC2021FocalPointofWork: Highlighttheconstructionmainlineofleadinginnovationsystemandmakebreakthroughsinmajorbasic,coreandcutting-edgetechnologies Highlighttheconstructionmainlineofadvancedequipmentsystem,completedevelopmenttasksandimprovedeliverycapability Highlighttheconstructionmainlineofmodernindustrialsystemandacceleratethedevelopmentofstrategicemergingindustriesinaviation Highlighttheconstructionmainlineofdigitalintelligencecapacitysystemandenabletheupgradingprocessoftheindustry WithAOSmanagementsystemastheframework,comprehensivelycarryouttheprojecttoimprovebasicmanagement Understandthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,hostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyAVICShenyangAircraftIndustrial(Group)Co.,Ltd.andAVICSACCommercialAircraftCompanyLtd.,co-organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.ThisforumgatheredindustryexpertsinthedomesticandforeignOEM,componentsandpartssuppliers,equipmentsuppliers,R&Dinstitutes,etc.Toexchangeanddiscussthedevelopmentprocessandfutureexplorationofthecivilaircraftindustry.Theforumincludesleaders'reports,experts'speeches,groupdiscussions,visitinvestigationsandothermajoractivities,withrichformsandmoreemphasisonthedepthofcontent. Latest2021ConfirmedSpeakers DENGYudong President AVICSACCommercialAircraftCompanyLtd.,l Topic:ExperienceSharingOfInternationalSubcontractingCooperationAndNewThinkingOfCivilAircraftDevelopmentInPost-Covid-19World ZENGWen President AVICDigitalCenter(AVICDigitalCorporationLtd.) Topic:DigitalTransformationOfAviationAndTechnicalProspectOfGoldAviationProducts(Draft) ZHUJianxin VicePresident AVICXACCommercialAircraftCo.,Ltd. Topic:BasedOnDevelopmentPatternWhereDomesticAndOverseasMarketsReinforceEachOtherWithTheDomesticMarketAsTheMainstay,AnalyzeTheCooperationAndDevelopmentOfDomesticCivilAircraftSupplyChain WUXiaowen VicePresident,Chief Engineer AVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtd. Topic:TBA AlbertVARENNE HeadofRegionalProcurementOffice,China&EastAsia Airbus Topic:GlobalSupplyChainManagementForCivilAircraftUnderTheComplexInternationalSituationAndEpidemicSituation BulletPoint --Airbus'sNewStandardsAndRequirementsInGlobalProcurement,AsWellAsTheOpportunitiesAndChallenges --SuppliersAroundTheWorld,HowCanEnsureTheQuality? --Howtodevelopinternationalsubcontractbusinessbetter? QUGuanghao AssistanttoPresident AVICSACCommercialAircraftCompanyLtd. Topic:CombinedWithDomestic/ForeignCivilAircraftSubcontractCooperation,WithTheGoalOfScientificAndTechnologicalInnovation,ToExploreTheAircraftSubassemblyProcessUpgradingAndManufacturingCapacityImprovement MUWenping DirectorofCNCMachiningPlant AVICChengduAircraftIndustrial(Group)Co.,Ltd. Topic:BreakthroughAdvancedEquipmentInnovationTechnology,PromoteTheLeadingDevelopmentOfAviationProductsNumericalControlProcess BulletPoint --LeadingCNCMachiningTechnologySharing --AnalysisOfAdvancedEquipmentRequirements --FutureDevelopmentDirectionOfDigitalProcessingTechnology LIUXin ChiefTechnologist AVICHarbinAircraftIndustryGroupCo.,Ltd. Topic:TheApplicationAndDevelopmentTrendOfDigitalTransformationInTheResearchDevelopmentOfCivilAircraft XIONGGuangli DeputyChiefTechnologist AVICJiangxiHongduAircraftIndustrial(Group)Co.,Ltd. Topic:ResearchAndPlanningOfLargePassengerAircraftSkinManufacturingTechnology(Draft) WANGZhihong DeputyDirectorofManufacturingDataCenter AVICShenyangAircraftCorporation Topic:ApplicationOfBigDataAnalysisAndDataVisualizationInAviationEnterpriseOperation WeldonZHAO InnovationTechnicalOfficer,GreaterChina DassaultSystemes Topic:DigitalTransformationInTheContextOfNewNormal BulletPoint --SolutionsForDigitalSystemsDuringAircraftDevelopment --InfluenceOfInformationInnovationAndDevelopmentOnAviationIndustry FranzSONG StrategicProjectManager Secotools Topic:TBA SeanXIE MarketingManager EmbraerChina Topic:DevelopmentTrendsAndFuturePlansOfCommercialRegionalAircraft Clickheretoregisteryourinterest Contact Lucy +86(021)51555203 marketing@galleon.cc

    Mar 19,2021
  • China's Aviation Engine R&D Status and Technical Requirements

    CJ-2000:OnMarch5,2020,theC2XC-101coreengineofCJ-2000turbofanengine,whichisdevelopedforthenewgenerationoflong-rangewidebodyaircraftCR929,wassuccessfullyignited.Anditreached100.6%speedinsubsequenttests.InAugust,2020,theR&DofCJ-2000engineenteredthecompleteassemblystage.Next,itwillfacemajornodessuchascompletingthetestandverificationaircraftin2022andobtainingtheairworthinesscertificatein2030. CJ-1000A:DevelopedforC919wassuccessfullyignitedasearlyasMay12th,2018.Thenextstepwillbehigh-altitudeplatformandflightplatformtest.Itisexpectedthatitwillbeinstalledin2025. InordertoacceleratetheR&DprocessofChinadomesticaero-engineandprovideaninformationexchangeplatform,the5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum2021willbeheldinShanghaifromJune17thto18th.Thisforumisco-organizedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.andwilldiscusshottopicssuchasthestatusquoofdomesticengineresearchanddevelopmentandtechnicalrequirements.WelcomemoreIndustrialexpertscomeandjoinus! LatestConfirmedSpeakers: ZHANGSentang Researcher-levelSeniorEngineer AECCShenyangLimingAero-EngineCo.,Ltd. GAOYang PresidentofAeroEngineInstitute ChineseFlightTestEstablishment WANGXiaofeng ResearcherFellow DoctorofEngineering,Ph.D.Tutor AECCBeijingInstituteofAeronauticalMaterials ZHANGJian ResearcherFellow DoctorofEngineering AECCBeijingInstituteofAeronauticalMaterials LIWeifeng ChinaCatiaIndustryProcess,ConsultantSeniorManager DASSAULTSYSTEMES Clickheretoregisteryourinterest Contact Lucy +86(021)51555203 marketing@galleon.cc

    Mar 19,2021
  • Shadin Avionics Introduces the AIS-360 Buffer Configurable COTS ARINC 429 Bus Manager

    ShadinAvionicsannouncesthatthenewAIS-360,anARINC429isolationandsignalmanager,hasbeenreleasedandisavailableimmediately.ThisdataadapterandintegratorisconfigurabletomeetspecificcustomerneedswhileremainingcertifiableuptoDO178CDALA.Withmultiplesuccessfulcommercialandmilitarycustomerapplicationsalreadyinservice,thisLRUisacost-effectivesolutionwhichsignificantlyincreasetheefficiencyandapplicationofasingleARINCbus.Ultimatelythisminimizesequipmentcostsandsystemcomplexitywhilemaximizingaircraftandavionicsperformance. TheAIS-360Bufferallowsforthesecureconnectionand/orisolationofmultipleARINC429avionicdatasystems.General-purposeARINC429busescanremainintact,whileuncertifiedhardwareisisolated,ensuringmaximumbusintegrityforflightcriticalsystems.Uncertifiedequipmentfailurescanbefullyisolatedwhiledataintegrityremainsat100percent.AnalternatebenefitoftheAIS-360BufferisthatitexpandsthenumberofreceiversthatcanutilizeasingleARINC429bus. “Newaircraftsystemsarebeinginstalledforvaluablecustomerandoperationalreasonsandnewflightcriticalsystemsarebeinginstalledonolderaircraft.Inbothcases,thesystemsutilizetheARINC429bus.Isolationbetweenthecertifiedanduncertifiedsystemsisextremelyimportant,”saidTrevorLund,Shadin’sdirectorofproductmanagement.“TheAIS-360Bufferenablesthisisolationallowingcustomerstoavoidcostlysystemupgrades.”    TheAIS-360Bufferhastwochannels.OneissetupforARINC429LowSpeeddataandthesecondtoreceiveARINC429HighSpeeddata.Thelabeldataisunchanged,andtheupdateratesremainidenticaltotheinputs.    Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd–23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheSmartDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails

    Mar 15,2021
  • China's AG600 Amphibious Aircraft Begins Firefighting Capability Test

    China'sdomesticallydevelopedamphibiousaircraftAG600successfullyconducteditsfirsttestflightforitsfireextinguishingsysteminJingmen,centralChina'sHubeiProvince,itsdeveloperannouncedThursday. Theaircraftperformedwellduringthetestofitswater-droppingcapabilitiesatZhangheAirportofthecity,whichisoneofitskeyfunctions,saidtheAviationIndustryCorporationofChina(AVIC). Thursday'sflighttestwillprovideabasisfortheimprovementofitsfirefightingcapacities,andbetterservethecountry'sdemandforenhancednaturaldisasterpreventionandemergencyrescuecapabilities.

    Mar 15,2021
  • CAAC Issued the Administrative Measures for Civil Pilotless Aviation Test Base (Test Area)

    CAACissuedtheadministrativemeasuresforcivilpilotlessaviationtestbase(testarea).The"measures"pointedoutthattheexperimentalareashouldcarryoutannualself-assessmenttoensuretheoperationsafetyoftheexperimentalareaandtheprogressofoutputresults.CAACregionaladministrationshallregularlyorganizerelevantpersonneltosuperviseandguidetheinformationsubmission,operationmanagementandsafetymanagementofthetestareaaccordingtotheactualsituationofthetestareaunderitsjurisdiction.Intermsofoperationmanagement,thetestareashouldorganizeandcoordinateflightactivitieswithinitsscopeaccordingtotheprinciplesoffairness,justiceandcoordination,andgraduallyestablishandimprovetheconditionsandsystemsrequiredforoperationmanagement. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay26th-28th,inLangfang,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Mar 15,2021
  • Zhang Yunyong, General Manager of China Unicom's Product Center:

    ZhangYunyong,memberoftheNationalCommitteeoftheChinesepeople'sPoliticalConsultativeConferenceandgeneralmanagerofChinaUnicom'sproductcenter,saidrecentlythatduringthe"fourteenthfiveyearplan"period,thelarge-scaledeploymentof5gnetworkwillbeaccelerated,andthereisnoproblemfor5gpenetrationratetoreach56%.ZhangYunyongrevealedthatlastyear,telecomoperatorsbuiltmorethan7000005gbasestations,coveringthemainurbanareasofmorethan300citiesinChina.Thisyear,operatorsareexpectedtobuild7000005gbasestations,coveringcountiesandevenvillages."Theactual5gpenetrationrateisexpectedtobehigherin2025." Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Mar 15,2021
  • Wu Guanghui, Chief Designer of C919: It is Expected to Obtain Airworthiness Certificate by The End of Yhis Year

    WuGuanghui,deputytotheNationalPeople'sCongressandchiefdesigneroftheC919aircraft,saidinaninterviewthatsincethefirstflightoftheC919aircraftonMay5,2017,wehavecarriedoutanumberofexperiments.Atpresent,wehaveinvestedsixaircraftforhigh-intensityflighttest.Weexpecttocompleteallflighttestsubjectsbytheendofthisyear,obtainairworthinesscertificatesanddeliverthemtousers. China'sLargePassengerAircraftprogramisinfullswing.FavorablepoliciesandaturbulentinternationalenvironmentaredrivingChina'saviationindustrytocatchupwiththeworld'sstandards.    Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,inShenyang,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickhere toregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Mar 15,2021
  • Harnessing the Power of AI to Deliver More Intelligent Engine Inspections

    Onethingistrueinanyindustry–timeismoney.SowhentheRolls-RoyceInnovationHubcameupwiththeIntelligentBorescopethatcanreducethetimeittakestoinspectanaircraftengineby75%andcouldsaveupto£100mininspectioncostsoverfiveyears,theyknewtheyhadcreatedsomethingthatwasnotonlycosteffectivebutcouldpotentiallytransformthefutureofaviationinspectionprocedures. “OurnewIntelligentBorescopecapabilitybringstogethercutting-edgetechnologyandAIinawaythathasneverbeenusedintheaviationindustrybefore,”saysAdrianoPulisciano,Rolls-RoyceImagingandComputerVisionSpecialist. HowtousetheAIandothertechnologiestoimproveefficiencyandproductionqualityisalsooneofoururgentneeds.Inthiscontext,the5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromJune17-18,2021.andwewillinvitedomesticandforeignaviationengineexpertstodiscussit,suchasAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.Ltd.,SAFRAN,HoneywellAerospaceandsoon.Alsowelcomeyoucomehere! ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Mar 12,2021
  • Connectivity Milestone as First XTS Satellite Goes Live

    Thefirstextremehigh-throughputsatellite(XTS)hasenteredserviceovertheAsia-Pacificregion–aneventthatPanasonicAvionicshailsasamajorevolutioninitsinflightconnectivityoffering.Thesatellite,namedAPSTAR-6D,isthecompany’slatestinvestmentininflightconnectivityforpassengersoncommercialaircraftandformsanintegralpartofPanasonicAvionics’third-generationcommunications(Gen-3)networkofhighspeed,high-bandwidthKu-bandsatellites. Thecompanysaysitisontracktocompletetheupgradeofthe2,544aircraftinstalledwithitsconnectivityservicetotheGen-3networkwithinthenextmonth.Morethan1,000commercialaircraftarecommittedtobeinginstalledwithitsconnectivityservicesandlinkedtotheGen-3networkfromtheoutset. Thishigh-speedconnectivityisnotjustimportantforfastinflightwi-fiandvideostreaming,butalsoforenablinglivetelevision(suchasPanasonic’sgloballivesportschannelsdeliveredinpartnershipwithIMG),VoIPapplications,4Gphoneservices,real-timeadsdeliveredthroughOneMedia,real-timetransactionsforinflightretailpossibilities,andgreaterbandwidthforcrewapplications. KenSain, CEOofPanasonicAvionicsCorporationdescribesAPSTAR-6Dcomingonlineas“amilestonemoment”.Headded,“Ourthird-generationcommunicationsnetworkdeliversthetargeted,flexibleuseofextremehigh-throughputcapacity,ensuringwecanmeettheneedsofourairlinecustomerswithcost-effectiveandreliablehigh-bandwidthserviceswellintothefuture.” APSTAR-6DwasjointlydesignedbyAPSATCOMandPanasonicAvionics.ItwillprovideairlineswithmultiplegigahertzofnewKu-bandcapacityoverChinaandhigh-densityroutesaroundEastAsia,includingTokyo,Seoul,Beijing,Shanghai,HongKong,Malaysia,SingaporeandIndonesiausingnarrowXTSspotbeams. APSTAR-6Dalsoprovideshighthroughputsatellite(HTS)coverageoveritsfullfieldofview,includingthePacificOcean,IndianOcean,AustraliaandtheSouthernOceansdowntoAntarctica,whichincludesareasnotservedbyanyotherHTSsatellite.Tailoringthecapacitytoareasofdemandwillimproveserviceandcoverageforusersandgivethemtheabilitytodramaticallyincreasethroughput.Thistargetedcapacityopensthedoorsforairlinestofurthercustomisetheirconnectivityofferingstomeettheevolvingexpectationsofpassengers. PanasonicAvionicsiscurrentlyengagedinactiveandongoingtrialswithairlinestodemonstratethehighdataratecapabilitiesofitsGen-3network.ThecompanyexpectsthatairlinepassengersflyingintheregionservedbyAPSTAR6DwillalsotakeadvantageoftheenhancedconnectivitythatXTSdeliversinordertoenablehigh-bandwidthappsinflight. 21Asiancarriers,representingover800aircraft,havesignedupwithPanasonicAvionicsforinflightconnectivity,includingAirChina,AllNipponAirways,CathayPacificAirways,ChinaAirlines,ChinaEastern,ChinaSouthern,EVAAir,GarudaIndonesia,HainanAirlines,HongKongAirlines,JapanAirlines,SingaporeAirlines,ThaiAirwaysandXiamenAirlines. JeffSare,VPofinfightconnectivitysolutionsatPanasonicAvionics,addedthatthecompanyisplanningfurtherinvestmentinitsglobalnetworkofKu-bandsatellitesforusebycommercialairlines.“Forexample,oursecondXTS,Eutelsat10B,isduetolaunchnextyearandwillprovideenhancedconnectivityoverEuropeandtheMiddleEast.Additionalcapacitycommitmentsarealsoplanned.” Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.    

    Feb 26,2021
  • Skyborne Buys Florida Flight School

    VeroBeachAirportinFlorida.Twofamousnamesarebasedthere:PiperAircraftandFlightSafetyAcademy.NowSkyborneAirlineAcademywillhaveaUSbasethereaswell. SkyborneAviationGrouphasacquireditsfirstpilottrainingbaseintheUnitedStatesinVeroBeach,Florida. AstatementfromSkybornenamesthebaseasVeroBeachFlightTrainingAcademy.However,thedescriptionmatchesthe FlightSafetyAcademy atVeroBeach.Whenasked,aSkybornerepresentativewouldneitherconfirmnordenythatpoint. Thenewnamewillbe‘SkyborneAirlineAcademyVeroBeach’anditwillofferprospectivepilotsUSFAAPart141approvedtrainingona13-monthresidentialprogramme,aswellasindividual,part-timemodules.Itwillalsoserveasafair-weatherbaseforSkyborne’sUKCAAIntegratedATPLprogramme,andwelcometraineesfromtheAcademy’sIndiGoCadetPilotProgrammeastheycompletetheirUSFAA141CPLSEIRplusMEflying. LeeWoodward,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,SkyborneAviationGroupLimited,said,“ThisisagreatdayforSkyborneasweexpandourglobaltrainingfootprint. “SkyborneAirlineAcademyVeroBeachwilldeliverauniquevaluepropositiontotheUSpilottrainingmarket,andwe’llsoonsharefurtherinformationonourplansforthisworld-classfacility. “Withdecadesofexperienceintrainingandeducation,andlong-standingrelationshipswiththeworld’sleadingairlines,ourteamofdirectorsandstaffarecommittedtoattractingtopUStalent,buildingthenumberoneflighttrainingschoolinthecountry.” SkyborneAirlineAcademyVeroBeachwillopeninSpring2021,offeringapproximately320flyingdayseveryyearintheFloridaskies. Locatedona10-acresitebetweenOrlandoandWestPalmBeach,theacademyisminutesfromthecoastandsituatedwithinreachof137airportsstate-wide.Withover200recentlyrenovatedbedrooms,aswimmingpool,soccerfield,volleyballcourt,cafesandbookshops,traineescanenjoyafullcampusexperience.   Underthisbackground,the6th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021 willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021 in Beijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithSara formoredetails.    

    Feb 26,2021
  • Solvay and Leonardo Launch Joint Research Lab for Thermoplastic Composites

    SolvayandLeonardohaveannouncedthelaunchofajointresearchlabdedicatedtothedevelopmentofnovelcompositematerialsandproductionprocessescriticalforthefutureoftheaerospaceindustry. TheSolvayLeonardoJointLabwillfocusonthermoplastic“engineeredmaterials”andinparticularonweldingandautomaticlamination(in-situconsolidation)ofcomplexandlargeaerospacestructureswiththegoalofmaximisingproductproperties,increasingpartproductionefficiencyandextendingtheproductlifecycle.Thefocusisonthermoplasticcompositesastheyofferuniquebenefitstouserssuchaslightweightingformorefuelefficientaircraftandtheydonotrequireautoclaveforpartconsolidationthusenablingthedevelopmentofmuchmoresustainableproductionlines.LeonardoandSolvaybelievethatthisagreementwillbethefoundationforfurtherplatformcollaborationonshortandmid-termapplicationsinaerospaceandbeyond. “ThiscollaborationisinlinewiththeG.R.O.W.strategyofSolvaytostrengthenourleadershippositionassupplierofinnovativecompositematerialsforaerospaceandothermarkets,”sharedNicolasCudre-Mauroux,SolvayChiefTechnologyandInnovationOfficer.“WebelievethatthepartnershipwithLeonardowillboostourabilitytodevelopbreakthroughthermoplasticcompositesolutionsandsubstantiallyincreasetheiradoptioninaerospace,contributingtoreducingfuelconsumptionandCO2 emissions.” AddedRobertoCingolani,Leonardo’sChiefTechnologyandInnovationOfficer:“ThiscollaborationwithSolvayisasignificantstepinresearchonadvancedmaterials,whicharepartoftheR&DprogrammerstobedevelopedbytheLeonardoLabs.Theresearcharea,centraltoLeonardo,isakeyfactorofcompetitiveness,anditwillmakeitpossibletoimprovetheperformanceandsafetyofourproducts,toexpanditspotential,withadirectreturnontheenvironmentalimpactandconsumptionofresources,boostingacircularandefficientproductionsystem.” TheSolvayLeonardoJointLabwillbebasedattheLeonardoLabinGrottaglie(Taranto)andatSolvay’sMSAC–MaterialScienceApplicationCentreinBrussels.Inaddition,thejointlaboratorywillhaveaccesstoboth companies’internalinfrastructuresandcollaborationswithinstitutions,researchcentersanduniversities,inItalyandabroad,withaviewtoopeninnovation. Intheprocessofrealizingaircraftlightweight,thedevelopmentofcompositematerialsisthefocusofresearchers.Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Feb 26,2021
  • Boeing 777s Powered by PW4000s Grounded Worldwide

    FollowingJapan’sgroundingofallBoeing777sequippedwithPratt&WhitneyPW4000-112 turbofans,theU.S.FAAlateSundaysaiditwouldissueanemergencyairworthinessdirectiverequiringimmediateor“steppedup”inspectionsoftheairplanesinreactiontoamajorenginefailureaboardaUnitedAirlines777-200onSaturday.TheordercameasUnitedAirlines,theonlyU.S.operatoroftheairplanesinquestion,saidithadgroundeditsfleetof24afterconsultationswithBoeingandtheFAA. Inastatement,FAAAdministratorSteveDicksonshedlightoninvestigators’focusonthehollowfanbladesuniquetothePW4000sinthe777.Thosebladeshavecomeunderscrutinyinthepast,followingasimilarincidentin2018involvingthesamemodelofairplaneoperatedbyUnitedAirlines.Inthiscase,theNationalTransportationSafetyBoard'sinitialinspectionfoundonebladefracturedattheroot,anadjacentbladefracturedataboutmid-span,andaportionofoneembeddedinthecontainmentring.Theremainderofthebladesshoweddamagetothetipsandleadingedges. Thesafetyofaeroenginesisthemostcriticalpointinresearchanddevelopmentandmanufacturing.Inthiscontext,the5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromJune17-18,2021,andwewillinvitedomesticandforeignaviationengineexpertstodiscussit,suchasAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.Ltd.,SAFRAN,HoneywellAerospaceandsoon.Alsowelcomeyoucomehere. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Feb 26,2021
  • Boeing 737 MAX safe to return to service, says EASA

    Boeing’stroubled737MAXcanrestartpassengeroperationsafterboththeEuropeanandUSauthoritiesgavetheOKforthereturntoserviceofamodifiedversionoftheBoeing737MAX. EASAhasmandatedapackageofsoftwareupgrades,electricalwiringrework,maintenancechecks,operationsmanualupdatesandcrewtrainingwhichwillallowtheplanetoflysafelyinEuropeanskiesafteralmosttwoyearsontheground. “Wehavereachedasignificantmilestoneonalongroad,”saidEASAExecutiveDirectorPatrickKy. “FollowingextensiveanalysisbyEASA,wehavedeterminedthatthe737MAXcansafelyreturntoservice. “ThisassessmentwascarriedoutinfullindependenceofBoeingortheFederalAviationAdministrationandwithoutanyeconomicorpoliticalpressure–weaskeddifficultquestionsuntilwegotanswersandpushedforsolutionswhichsatisfiedourexactingsafetyrequirements. Wecarriedoutourownflighttestsandsimulatorsessionsanddidnotrelyonotherstodothisforus. “Letmebequiteclearthatthisjourneydoesnotendhere,”headded.“Wehaveeveryconfidencethattheaircraftissafe,whichisthepreconditionforgivingourapproval.Butwewillcontinuetomonitor737MAXoperationscloselyastheaircraftresumesservice. “Inparallel,andatourinsistence,Boeinghasalsocommittedtoworktoenhancetheaircraftstillfurtherinthemediumterm,inordertoreachanevenhigherlevelofsafety.” TheBoeing737MAXwasgroundedworldwideinMarch2019followingthesecondoftwoaccidentswithinjustsixmonths,whichtogetherclaimed346lives. TherootcauseofthesetragicaccidentswastracedtosoftwareknownastheMCAS(ManoeuvringCharacteristicsAugmentationSystem),intendedtomaketheplaneeasiertohandle.However,theMCAS,guidedbyonlyoneAngleofAttack(AoA)sensor,kickedinrepeatedlyifthatsensormalfunctioned,pushingthenoseoftheaircraftdownwardmultipletimes.Inbothaccidents,pilotsfinallylostcontroloftheirplane,resultinginacrashwithtotallossofaircraft. “Themandatedactionsneedtobeseenasacompletepackagewhichtogetherensuretheaircraft’ssafety,”Kysaid. “Thisisnotjustaboutchangestothedesignoftheaircraft:everyindividual737MAXpilotneedstoundergoaonce-offspecialtraining,includingsimulatortraining,toensurethattheyarefullyfamiliarwiththeredesigned737MAXandtrainedtohandlespecificscenarioswhichmayariseinflight.Thiswillbereinforcedbyrecurrenttrainingtoensuretheknowledgeiskeptfresh.” TheAirworthinessDirective,whichdetailstheaircraftandoperationalsuitabilitychanges,includingcrewtrainingrequirements,mustbecarriedoutbeforeeachindividualplanereturnstoservice,givesthegreenlightfromtheEASAsideforareturntoserviceoftheaircraft. InconjunctionwiththeAirworthinessDirective,EASAalsoissuedaSafetyDirective(SD)requiringnon-EuropeanairlineswhichareholdersofEASAthirdcountryoperator(TCO)authorisationtoimplementequivalentrequirements,includingaircrewtraining.Thiswillallowforthereturntoserviceofthe737MAXwhentheaircraftconcernedareoperatedunderanEASATCOauthorisationinto,withinoroutoftheterritoryoftheEASAMemberStates. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Feb 9,2021
  • Rostec Equips Ansat with Wi-Fi and Satellite Internet

    KazanHelicoptersofRussianHelicopterholdingcompany(partofRostecStateCorporation)hasreceivedapprovalfromtheFederalAirTransportAgency(Rosaviatsiya)toequipAnsathelicopterwiththeMku30satellitecommunicationsystem.Thisoptionwillprovidehelicopterpassengerswithhigh-speedInternetaccessduringtheflight. ThisKubandsatellitecommunicationsystem,createdbyMOSTSatelliteSystems,providesupto2Mbit/sInternetaccessatthecoverageareaoftheYamalsatellites.Mku30allowstoprovideuninterruptedtransmissionoflargeamountsofdataduringflights,organizeon-boardvideoconferencesandstreamhighqualityvideoinrealtime.Datatransfertopassengers'mobiledevicesisprovidedusingaWi-Fiaccesspoint. "Ansatisaversatilehelicopterwithadesignthatallowsittobeadaptedforawidevarietyofoperations:fromanambulancetoaVIPconfigurationwithadvanceddigitalservices.Ansatequippedwithhigh-speedInternetaccessallowsitspassengerstostayintouchevenduringtheflight.Theservicewillbeusefulforbothdiscerningpassengers,aswellasdoctors,police,employeesoftheMinistryofEmergencySituations,whowillbeabletostayonlinetoreceiveoperationalinformation,"reportedtheaviationclusterofRostecStateCorporation. ThefirstAnsathelicopter,equippedwiththenewMku30satellitecommunicationsystem,waspresentedatthe53rdInternationalParisAirShowin2019. "ThesatellitecommunicationsystemwillbeinstalledintheAnsathelicopterattherequestofthecustomer.ItwillbemostrelevantforpassengerandVIPmodificationsofthehelicopter.TheabilitytousetheInternetduringflightsisanothersteptowardsimprovingthecomfortlevelofAnsathelicopters,"saidManagingDirectorofKazanHelicopters,AlexeyBelykh. RussianHelicoptersandMOSTSatelliteSystemssignedanagreementoncooperationinthefieldofjointpromotionofhelicoptertechnologyequippedwithsatellitecommunicationsystemsproducedbythelatterduringtheInternationalHelicopterIndustryExhibitionHeliRussia-2018.Theagreementalsoprovidesforthedevelopmentandimplementationofafter-salesserviceprojects. AnupgradedAnsat-Mhelicopterwithanincreasedflightrange(upto800kmwithanadditionalfueltank)tooktotheskiesonDec.29.Theupdatedversioncomeswithstaticstability,state-of-the-artavionicsandmodernizedheatingandventilationsystems.In2021,themodelwillalsoreceivethree-channelautopilot. Ansatisalightmultipurposetwin-enginehelicopter.ItsserialproductionisdeployedatKazanHelicopters.Itsdesignenablestopromptlytransformitbothintoacargoandapassengerconfigurationallowingtransportationofuptosevenpersons.InMay2015,asupplementtoatypecertificateforthemodificationofthehelicopterwithamedicalmodulewasobtained.Ansatiscertifiedforuseinthetemperaturesrangingbetween-45°Сand+50°С,andinhighmountains.InAugust2018,theFederalAirTransportAgency(Rosaviatsia)approvedamajorchangeinincreasingthecapacityofseveralassembliesandsystemsofAnsat.In2019,RosaviatsiacertifiedanincreaseintheairworthinessofAnsat'sfuselageto16,000flyinghours.InFebruary2020,RussianaviationauthoritiescertifiedtheinstallationofanemergencyfloatationsystemtoAnsat.Additionalapprovalwasissuedforamajorchangetoincreasetheairworthinesslimitationsforseveralmajorpartsofthehelicopter,makingAnsatevenmoreattractivetopotentialcustomersandincreasingitscompetitiveness. Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Feb 9,2021
  • Solvay and Leonardo Launch Joint Research Lab for Thermoplastic Composites

    SolvayandLeonardohaveannouncedthelaunchofajointresearchlabdedicatedtothedevelopmentofnovelcompositematerialsandproductionprocessescriticalforthefutureoftheaerospaceindustry. Thiscollaborationrepresentsanimportantmilestoneinenablingastep-changeincompositepartmanufactureandinreducingenvironmentalimpacts. TheSolvayLeonardoJointLabwillfocusonthermoplastic“engineeredmaterials”andinparticularonweldingandautomaticlamination(in-situconsolidation)ofcomplexandlargeaerospacestructureswiththegoalofmaximisingproductproperties,increasingpartproductionefficiencyandextendingtheproductlifecycle.Thefocusisonthermoplasticcompositesastheyofferuniquebenefitstouserssuchaslightweightingformorefuelefficientaircraftandtheydonotrequireautoclaveforpartconsolidationthusenablingthedevelopmentofmuchmoresustainableproductionlines.LeonardoandSolvaybelievethatthisagreementwillbethefoundationforfurtherplatformcollaborationonshortandmid-termapplicationsinaerospaceandbeyond. “ThiscollaborationisinlinewiththeG.R.O.W.strategyofSolvaytostrengthenourleadershippositionassupplierofinnovativecompositematerialsforaerospaceandothermarkets,”sharedNicolasCudre-Mauroux,SolvayChiefTechnologyandInnovationOfficer.“WebelievethatthepartnershipwithLeonardowillboostourabilitytodevelopbreakthroughthermoplasticcompositesolutionsandsubstantiallyincreasetheiradoptioninaerospace,contributingtoreducingfuelconsumptionandCO2 emissions.” AddedRobertoCingolani,Leonardo’sChiefTechnologyandInnovationOfficer:“ThiscollaborationwithSolvayisasignificantstepinresearchonadvancedmaterials,whicharepartoftheR&DprogrammerstobedevelopedbytheLeonardoLabs.Theresearcharea,centraltoLeonardo,isakeyfactorofcompetitiveness,anditwillmakeitpossibletoimprovetheperformanceandsafetyofourproducts,toexpanditspotential,withadirectreturnontheenvironmentalimpactandconsumptionofresources,boostingacircularandefficientproductionsystem.” TheSolvayLeonardoJointLabwillbebasedattheLeonardoLabinGrottaglie(Taranto)andatSolvay’sMSAC–MaterialScienceApplicationCentreinBrussels.Inaddition,thejointlaboratorywillhaveaccesstoboth companies’internalinfrastructuresandcollaborationswithinstitutions,researchcentersanduniversities,inItalyandabroad,withaviewtoopeninnovation. Intheprocessofrealizingaircraftlightweight,thedevelopmentofcompositematerialsisthefocusofresearchers.Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Feb 9,2021
  • Dassault Adds More Smarts to Falcon Autothrottles

    Dassault’stwin-engineRafalefighterjetisequippedwithwhatinretrospectseemsanabsurdlysimpledesignfeature:asinglethrottlelevertocontrolbothengines.DassaultengineershadlongdiscussedasimilarapplicationforabusinessjetandnowtheFrenchmanufacturerhasconductedextensiveflighttestsofasingle-throttleleverintegratedwiththethree-engineFalcon7X’sfly-by-wiredigitalflightcontrolsystem.InlateOctober,Ihadtheopportunitytotest-flyitsSmartThrottleinthe7Xflight-testaircraftandexperiencedanothernewfeaturethatDassaulthasalsobeentesting—afullrecoverymodefunctionthatcanhelppilotsrecoverfromaloss-of-controlsituation. TheflighttestingthatDassaultconductedontheexperimental7Xrevealedsignificantsafetyandoperationalbenefits.However,thecompanyhasn’tyetdecidedonwhentheSmartThrottlemightbeintegratedintoanewairplane.ThenextFalconmodelistheso-called“FalconNext,”butDassaulthasnotyetofficiallylaunchedthisprogramanditisn’tknownyetwhetherthisaircraftmightfeaturetheSmartThrottleandtherecoverymodefeaturesthatareenabledbytheSmartThrottle’sintegrationwiththefly-by-wiredigitalflightcontrolsystem(DFCS). AccordingtoDassault,the7XSmartThrottletestprogramgotunderwaymorethantwoyearsago.Toputitsimply,theSmartThrottleislikeanenhancedautothrottle,incorporatingallthenormalautothrottlecapabilitiesbuttakingadvantageofdigitaltechnologytoaddsafetyfeaturessuchasupsetrecovery,morecomprehensiveemergencydescentmodes,andenginefailuremitigation,alongwithsingle-power-leveroperation. Forthepurposesofflighttesting,the7Xwasmodifiedwiththesingle-leverSmartThrottlealongwiththreemanual“mini-throttles”thatcanoperateeachengineindividuallyandduringtakeoffandlanding.Ultimately,acertifiedversionoftheSmartThrottlewouldbeusablefromtakeofftotouchdown,butduringtesting theSmartThrottlewasusableonlyonceairborne. The7X’sinstrumentpanelwasmodifiedwiththepilot’sprimaryflightdisplay(PFD)replacedwithatouchscreendisplaythatmirroredallthefunctionsofthenormal7X’smode-controlpanel.Twosmallerdisplayscreensweremountedontheoutboardsideofthepanel,onlyfordisplayingflight-test-relatedinformation.Theflight-test7Xwassetupforsingle-pilotoperationfromtheleftseatsothatanothertestpilotorpilotsgettingdemonstrationsofthesystemcouldflyfromtherightseatwhilenotbeingrequiredcrewmembers. BecausetheSmartThrottleisentirelydigital,engineerscanaddallsortsoffeaturestotakeadvantageofthetechnology.Softandhardstopscanbeprogrammedsothepilotfeelsadetentatthemaximumclimbpowersetting,forexample,butthedetentcanbechangeddependingonconditions.Thethrottle’sfrictionisalsoadjustable,notbythepilot,butengineerscantweakfrictionsettingselectronically. It’sthemarriageoftheSmartThrottlewiththeDFCSthataddsevenmorecapability,notjusttheeaseofenginemanagementandsimplerhandlingofengine-inoperativesituationsbutalsofurtherextendingtheDFCS’scapabilities.NowDassaultismovingthatconceptforwardtotakefulladvantageoftheflightcontrolinfrastructurethatithasbeendevelopingsincethe1950s. DassaultDFCS Inthe1950s,Dassaultleadershipdecidedtobringallflightcontroldesignandmanufacturingin-houseandsetuptheflightcontrolsdepartmentinArgonay,France.ThisdevelopmentstemmedfromthecrashofaMystèreIVBfighterjet,serialnumberone,duringademonstrationflightflownbylegendarytestpilotConstantinRozanoffatDassault’sformerMelunVillarocheflight-testcenternearParis.Thecrashhadtodowiththeflightcontrols,andDassaultdecidedthatowningtheflightcontrolengineeringandproductionwouldhelpimprovesafetyandallowdesignersmorecontrolofaircrafthandlingcharacteristics. Dassault’sfirstfly-by-wire(FBW)businessjet,the7X,owesmuchofitsflightcontroldesigntoDassault’smilitaryjetdevelopment,startingwiththeMirage2000butespeciallytheRafale.Thecompany'sfightersandbusinessjetssuchastheFalcon7X,8X,andupcoming6Xallshareakeycharacteristic,aso-called“closed-loop”fly-by-wiredesign. Open-loopFBWbasicallyreplicatesthecharacteristicsofconventionalflightcontrolswhereayokeisconnectedtocables,pushrods,andinsomecaseshydraulicboosters.Inanopen-loopFBWsystem,thepilot’smovementofayokeorsidesticksendselectronicsignalsthatresultinproportionalmovementofacontrolsurface,justlikewiththemechanicalcontrols,andtheaircraftmustbetrimmedtomaintaineachdifferentattitude.Anysmallperturbationsuchasturbulencemovestheairplaneawayfromthedesiredattitude,andthepilothastoconstantlymovethecontrolstoreturntotheattitude,ortrimwhenselectinganewattitude,andthusthisisalsoknownasatrim-stableFBWsystem. Closed-loopFBWispath-stable,whichmeansthatthepilotusesthecontrolstoselectthedesiredflightpaththenletsgoofthesidestick.Thus,theFBWmaintainstheflightpathortrajectorywithoutfurtherinputfromthepilot.DassaultillustratesthisbyshowingavideooftwoFBWjetsinside-by-sidewindows,flyinginthesametrajectory,andthepilotflyingtheFalconcanbeseenwithnohandmovementwhiletheotherjet’spilotisconstantlymovingthecontrolstomaintainthedesiredflightpath.ThatisoneofthereasonsDassaultbelievestheflyingqualitiesofitsaircraftaresuperior. TheDFCSaddsanotherdimension,however,andthatistousetheoptimalcombinationofcontrolsurfacestorespondtothepilot’srequest,astransmittedthroughthesidestick,rudderpedals,and—withSmartThrottle—theenginesinmorethanjustanormalautothrottlesense. Althoughthe6Xwon’tbefittedwiththenewSmartThrottle,DassaulthasaddednewelementstoitsDFCS,whichnowincludesallsecondarycontrolsurfacesandnosewheelsteering.Anewcontrolsurface—aflaperon—onthe6Xcombinesflapsandaileronfunctions.Byincorporatingeverycontrol,the6XessentiallywringsallthepossiblebenefitoutofFBWintermsoftrajectorymanagement. EnergyManagement TheRafaledemonstratedthataddingtheengineswithsingle-lever-powercontroltotheDFCSbringsthebenefitsofenergymanagementintotheFBWsphere.DassaultengineersnaturallywonderedwhatwouldtheresultbeifthesameweredoneforaFalcon,accordingtoflightcontrolsystemengineerFrancoisDupre,andthiswasthegenesisoftheexperimental7Xtestprogram. “Whatifwecouldbroadentheflightcontrolstrategytoenergymanagementwithasinglecommandtocontroltheaircraft?”heasked.Byincludingtheengines,helpingthepilotmanageenergy,itwouldhelpthepilotcontrolspeedwithlessworkload,Dupreadded. Notonlythat,buttheengineintegrationenablesnewfunctionstoimproveoperationalsafety,hesaid.Thiscanincludehelpingthepilotinalow-orhigh-speedcondition,whichisalreadysomethingthatisdonewithautothrottle-equippedaircraft.ButSmartThrottleaddsthecapabilitytomanagetheentireengineoperatingenvelope,includingenginefailure,whileallowingthepilottokeepflyingtheairplanethesamewayasnormal(withoutanenginefailure). “Theideaistohavethesame[flyingprocess]evenincaseofenginefailure,”Dupreexplained.“You’restillmanagingenergyandwillseeitdecrease,butyoudon’thavetotakecareoflateralcontrol—that’sdoneautomaticallybytheDFCS.” Dassaulthasdemonstratedsomeofthisfunctionalityinthetwin-engineRafalewithitssinglepowerlever. ItsDFCS,forexample,usesthejet’scontrolsurfacestoprovideair-brakefunctionality.BymanagingtheRafale’senergy,theDFCSallowspilots,especiallyinthenavalversionthatlandsonaircraftcarriers,tofocusonflyingthepropertrajectorywithnoneedtodivertattentiontospeedorevenangle-of-attack.“Theworkloadisveryhigh,especiallyinbadweather,”saidDupre,“soit’sveryusefulfornavypilots.” Ofcourse,addingthesecapabilitiestotheDFCSmeansthatDassaulthastoworkcloselywithenginemanufacturerstogainfullaccesstoeveryaspectoftheengine’soperation.“Wehavetodefinetheinterface,”saidDupre.“Functionsneedtohavevisionoftheperformanceoftheengine.Theremustexistsomeexchangebetweensystemsandengines,justlikewedowithcontrolsurfaces.Thesystemhastohaveabetterunderstandingofthesituation.Thereactivityofthefunctionhastotakeintoaccountthedynamicsoftheengine.” Butevenwithanaccuratecomputermodeloftheengine,pilotsstillmustflymanyactualflightteststofine-tunethesysteminrealconditions.AndDassaulthasdevelopedtechniquestodojustthat. TheconceptofautomationtakesonnewmeaningwhenalltheprimaryandsecondarycontrolsaremanagedbytheDFCS.Whatthisallowsisstillcompleteandfullcontrolauthoritybythepilotandimprovedperformancebutalsotheopportunitytoassistthepilotinrecoveringtheaircraftifsomethinggoeswrong. “TheDFCSenablesustotakethebenefitfromfullauthority,”explainedDFCSengineerAlainBoucher.“Thisisthesamelevelofauthoritythepilothaswithmanualcontrol.Butwe’retryingtoincreasetheautomationlevelasawayofgettingquickerandmoreaccuratereactionstohazardoussituations.”Aswell,thiscouldincludeaddingfunctionslikeTAWS(terrain)andTCAS(traffic)andmakingthempartoftheautomationandperformanceandsafetyimprovements. Suchasystemcouldeasilyhelpapilotrecoverfromanupsetcausedbyawaketurbulenceencounter.“Thereareallkindsofunusualattitudeswherethepilotmaybelostalittlebitanddoesn’tknowwhattodo,”saidBoucher.“Thiscouldbringmany[opportunities]tothecrewinthesekindsofsituations.” Basicsafetyisalreadycoveredbycertificationrequirements,butthesenewfeaturesaren’taddressed,yet.“Mygoalistosayallthesesubjectscouldbepartofacertificationprogram,”hesaid.“We’regoingtowardmoresafetyandmoreprotectionsfortheaircraftandcrew.Itcouldbecomepartofregulationsinthefuture.” RecoveryMode Ultimately,thefeaturesthatDassaultexploredwiththeexperimental7XwereintegrationoftheSmartThrottleandusingtheDFCScapabilitiestoeffecttherecoverymode.TheRafaledoeshaverecoverymode,butitalsohasanaddedhigh-levelmodecalledgroundprotection.Thisusesthefighter’sDFCStoconstantlylookatthecurrentandprojectedtrajectory,andifitdeterminesthatthetrajectoryisgoingtoresultinimpactwiththeground,itpullsuptomaximumgtomaneuvertheRafalebacktosafety.Thisisenormouslyhelpfulifthepilotsuccumbstog-inducedlossofconsciousness.TheLockheedMartinF-16hasasimilarsystemcalledAutomaticGroundCollisionAvoidanceSystem,whichhassofarsaved10pilotsandnineF-16s.OneRafalehasbeensavedbythesystem,makinggroundprotectionwellworthwhile. DassaultcouldaddgroundprotectiontotheFalconDFCSatsomepoint,butthatwasn’tpartoftheexperimental7Xtestprogram.ThegroundprotectioncouldbeenabledbytappingtheFalconEyehead-updisplay’shigh-performancecamerasystem.“Wecanuseallthatstufftocontributetosafety,”saidPatrickParnis,Dassault'sheadofmarketing. Tousetherecoverymode,thepilothastopushabuttontoinitiatetherecovery,thentheDFCStakesoverandreturnstheairplanetoasafeattitude.IntheexperimentalFalcon7X,recoverymodewasprogrammedtostaywithin1.5g,whichismorecomfortableforpassengers.“Forcivilaircraft,recoverymodewillenhancesafetytohelppilotindifficultconditions,”saidJean-LouisMontel,aspecialadvisorontechnicalanddesignissuesforDassaultchairmanandCEOEricTrappier. FalconEyeandalsotheprimaryflightdisplaycouldhelpshowthepilotthattheaircraftisapproachingaloss-of-controlsituation,andifthepilotdoesn’tcorrectthesituationthentheDFCScouldengagerecoverymodeautomatically.“Theideaistopreventanupset,butifthepilotdoesn’treact,maybeheisfocusedonotherthings,automationwilltakethelead,”saidMontel.Allofthisisstillunderconsiderationandwillbeinformedbytheexperimental7Xtests. However,thegoalisalwaystokeepthepilotintheloopasmuchaspossible.“Ifwehaveacomplexsystemandthepilotisnotintheloop,thetimetoapplytherightproceduresisverylongandnotcompatiblewithtimestakenintoaccountinsafetystudies,”headded.“Theideaistohavethepilotintheloop,andnothaveadiscontinuitybetweenthepilotandtheautomation.” “Clearlythisisachallengewhenyougoformoreautomation,”saidBoucher.ButtheautomationinherentinDassault’srecoverysystemisdesignedtohelppilots,whohaveshownthatafrequentreactiontoanunexpectedunusualattitudeisthewrongcontrolinput.“Thatmeanssecondsthatyoulose[forrecovery],”hesaid. And,ofcourse,foreachoption,DassaultwillhavetocarefullyconsiderthestepsneededtoobtaincertificationfortheSmartThrottleandrecoverymodes,includingbackupmodes.“We’rejustatthebeginningofthestory,”saidMontel. TestFlyingthe7XRecoveryMode Beforeflyingtheflight-text7XfortheSmartThrottleandrecoverymodedemo,IspentsometimeinDassault’ssimulationlabatitsSt.Cloud,Franceheadquarters,gettingfamiliarizedwiththe7Xflightdeckanditsflightcharacteristics.Thelabsimulatorisn’tsetupwiththeSmartThrottle/recoverysystem,however.Butitwashelpfulto“fly”thesimulatorandpracticesomeofthemaneuverswe’dtestintherealairplanethefollowingday. ThefollowingdayIwasescortedintoDassault’sflight-testcenterattheIstres-LeTubéAirBase,whereallthecompany’smilitaryandcivilflight-testactivitiestakeplace.ThiswastobethefinalflightoftheSmartThrottle-equipped7X,andthedatarecordedbythetelemetryofficewouldbeusedaspartoftheanalysis. Priortomyflight,Dassaulttestpilotslogged50hoursinthespecially-outfitted7X,collectingdataduringtwotestcampaigns.ManyoftheflightsintroducedoperationalDassaultpilotstotheSmartThrottleandrecoverysystem. TheSmartThrottleinthetest7X,mountedinthecenteroftheforwardconsolebetweentheseats,looksalmostlikeanold-styleautomobileautomatictransmissiongearshifter.ItisbracketedbystripsofLEDlightsoneithersidethatcanhighlightvariousconditionsasawayofgivingthepilotinstantfeedbackonthestatusoftheengines. Becauseit’sdigitallycontrolled,engineerscanvarytheSmartThrottlefrictionorsethardorsoftstopsfordifferentrequirements.Forexample,thepilotmightfeelaclickwhenapproachingareduced-powertakeoffsettingorfeelahardstoppreventingtheapplicationofmorepoweriftheairplaneisnearingVmo(maximumoperatingspeed).ThelightsalongsidetheSmartThrottlecouldhighlightproblemssuchasshowingthepowersettingthedigitalflightcontrolsystem(DFCS)isusingifthethrottleitselfwerejammed. ThreelightsontheaftsideofthethrottlequadrantilluminategreenwhentheenginesareconnectedtotheSmartThrottleandredwhenthemini-throttlesareengaged.Fortakeoffandlanding,onlythemini-throttlescouldbeusedduringthetestprogram,butaproductionversionofthissystemwouldnotincludethemini-throttles. WithtestpilotsPhilippeDuchateauintheleftseatandTomValetteinthejumpseat,Iflewfromtherightseat,butasthiswasaflight-testsetuponlyonepilotwasrequired.Thus,Iwasplayingtheroleofanobserver/demonstrateeandnotarequiredcrewmember. Duringthebriefingbeforetheflight,DuchateauexplainedDassault’sphilosophybehindtherecoverysystem.“Theaimoftherecoveryfunctionistohelpincasethecrewgetsalittlebitlostinattitude,”hesaid.Newer-generationpilotstendtoflylesshands-onandarecoveryfunctioncanhelpgetthemoutoftrouble.“Butalsowaketurbulence,ifyou’regettingflippedover,youdon’thavetothinkabouthowtogetbacktoanormalposition;itwilltakeyoubacktoaniceflyingposition.” Usingthemini-throttlesfortakeofffeltalittlestrange,butthenagain,itremindedmetowonderwhypowerlevershavetobeoneofafistfulofthrottlesasinthetypicaljetdesign.Anelectronicallycontrolledengine’spowersettingscouldbemanipulatedbyanyoldvariableswitchorknob,afterall. ItookofffromIstres-LeTubé’sRunway33ingoodweatherwithcalmwindsandclimbedto5,000feetwhileIrefamiliarizedmyselfwiththeDFCS.I’veflowntheFalcon8Xbefore,sothe7Xfeltcomfortable,matchingthe8X’seasyhandlingcharacteristics.Fly-by-wirecertainlymakeslargeairplanesmorepleasanttofly. WefirstprogrammedtheRNAV33approachintheHoneywell-basedEASyavionics,thenpulledthepowerbackontheleftenginemini-throttletosimulateone-engine-outoperation.Withslats/flaps3setandhandflying,nearminimumsatabout300feet,Iclickedthego-aroundbuttononceandpushedtheSmartThrottleforwardandwatchedthepowercomeuponthetwo“good”engines.Meanwhile,theDFCScommandedtheflightdirectortobankslightlytotherightandkepttheairplaneoncourse,andthenweclimbedto2,500feet. Havingtomovejustonelevertocommandwhateverpowerisavailableisfarsimplerandlesstaxingthantryingtofigureoutwhichenginehasfailedandthendealingwiththreeseparatelevers. Forthesecondandsameapproach,withallthreeenginesoperatingandautopiloton,at300feetIpushedthego-aroundbuttononcefortheinitial“soft”go-around,whichprovidesarelativelygentlemaneuver,thenpushedthego-aroundbuttonagaintoengagethemoreaggressive“high”go-around.Thismovedthenosetoabout17degrees,withfullpower,resultingina4,000fpmclimb. Continuingtheclimb,Duchateaushowedmesomeclimbmodesthatweretestedonthis7X—a“comfort”climband“fast”climb.Thecomfortclimbisoptimizedforpassengercomfort,forexample,avoidingarapidpull-downwhilelevelingoff. WeleveledatFL400forademonstrationoftheemergencydescentmode,whichisdesignedeithertohappenfullyautomaticallyifthepilotsareincapacitatedorallowsthepilotatthecontrolstomanagethemaneuver.Thepilotcan,forexample,controldirectionwhiletheDFCScontinuestherapiddescent,thusminimizingthepilot’sworkload. Thedescentmodeturnedus90degreestotheleftanddroppedthenosealmost20degreesatmaximumspeed,withdescentratesettlingat10,000fpm,bringingthe7XrapidlydowntoFL200.Hereweplannedtoflytherecoverymaneuvers—therealmeatofthisdemonstration. LevelatFL200at250kias,DuchateauinstructedmetoflyaseriesofmaneuverswhereIwouldbanksteeplythenletthenosedropbelowthehorizon.Thesevariedbetweenbanksof110to120degreeswiththenosedropping7to15degrees.Wedidtheseincleanconfigurationandatmediumspeeds,from200to250kias. EachtimeIgeneratedtheupsetmaneuver,IwouldletgoofthecontrolsandDuchateauwouldpresstherecoverybuttonontheinstrumentpanel.AndeachtimetheDFCSsmoothlyandpreciselyreturnedthe7Xtostraightandlevelflight,pullingamaximumof1.7g,wellbelowthelimitof2.5g.Ofcourse,theDFCSalsorantheSmartThrottleasneededtomanagetherecoveryproperly. Thefinalmaneuverwaswithslats/flaps3andlandinggeardown,whereIslowedthe7Xto114kias,Vrefatthatweightandconfiguration,thenbankedleft40degreesandallowedthenosetodrop10degrees.AfterIreleasedthecontrolsandDuchateaupressedtherecoverybutton,the7Xrighteditself,losingjust200feetandpulling1.4g.Thiswasagooddemonstrationofhowtherecoverymodecouldhelpresolveanupsetintheairportenvironment. WhatwasinterestingabouttheseexerciseswasthatIdidn’tneedtotrytorecalltheupsetrecoverymantrathatI’velearnedduringafewupsetpreventionandrecoverytrainingcoursesI’veattended.TheDFCSoperatesmuchfasterthanahuman,usinganycontrolneededtocarefortheairplaneanditsoccupants. Ultimately,therecoveryprocesswassafeandamazinglysmooth.Iadmitthatitwasalotoffungettingtoflipthe7Xnearlyallthewayover,watchingthegorgeousMarseillecoastlinefillthewindows,andfeelingforcesrarelyfeltinabusinessjet. Withthecontinuousdevelopmentandprogressofscienceandtechnologylevelandinformationlevel,intelligentsciencehasbecomeanewnaturaldiscipline,andhasattractedextensiveinterestandresearchofmanyresearchers.Inrecentyears,withthedevelopmentofmicroelectronicstechnology,computertechnology,networktechnologyandsensortechnology,moreandmoreattentionhasbeenpaidtotheapplicationofintelligenttechnologyinthefieldofcivilaircraft.Itisinthistrendofcontinuousresearchonintelligenttechnologythat,ascivilaircraftanditsimportantairbornesystem,intelligentavionicssystemaimstoprovidetechnicalsupportfortherealizationofintelligentaircraft.Itsobjectivesareasfollows:(1)torealizeintelligentdrivingofcivilaircraftandreducetheburdenofflightcrewtothegreatestextent;(2)torealizeintelligentmaintenanceofcivilaircraftandimproveflightefficiencyItcanimprovetheefficiencyofaircraftmaintenance,reducethecostofaircraftmaintenanceandreducetheworkloadofmaintenance. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd–23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheSmartDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Feb 9,2021
  • Rolls-Royce Tests 100% Biofuel in Latest Business Jet Engine

    EngineersatRolls-Roycehaveconductedthefirsttestsof100%SustainableAviationFuelinabusinessjetengine. ThetestdemonstratedthattheRolls-Royce’scurrentenginesforlargecivilandbusinessjetapplicationscanoperatewith100%SAFasafulldrop-inoption,layingthegroundworkformovingthistypeoffueltowardscertification.Atpresent,SAFisonlycertifiedforblendsofupto50%withconventionaljetfuelandcanbeusedonallcurrentRolls-Royceengines. ThePearl700engineisbeingdevelopedfortheGulfstreamG700aircraftexpectedtoenterservicein2022.TheenginecombinestheAdvance2enginecorewithalow-pressuresystemtoenablean8%increaseintake-offthrustat18,250lbscomparedtotheRolls-Royce’sBR725businessjetengine. Chinaisalsoactivelypromotingthesustainabledevelopmentofaeroengines.Inthiscontext,the5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromJune17-18th,2021.ItwillbehostedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillprovideyoucutting-edgeinformationonthemarketforecastandfuturedirectionofChina'saeroengines. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Feb 8,2021
  • Universal Avionics Offers Unique Support Solution with Remote InSight Software Update

    Tucson,Arizona-January18,2021 –UniversalAvionics(UA)announcesthesuccessfulon-wingupdateofan InSightDisplaySystem’s coresoftwareviaremoteconnectiontoanaircraftlocated6,000milesawayinBuenosAires,Argentina.  WorkingwithAuthorizedDealer,RedimecS.R.L.,UAsuccessfullyupdatedthe Hawker800XP’s threeInSight EFI-1040Displays,dual TouchEFISControlDisplayUnits(ECDU),anddual AlphanumericKeyboards(ANK) fromitsTucson,Arizona,location.TheaircraftwasupdatedbymakingaremoteconnectiontoaRedimeclaptop,whichwasconnectedtothemaintenanceportofa DataConcentratorUnit(DCU)II mountedontheaircraft.  “Asacompany,wealwayslookforinnovativecapabilitiesandsolutionstosupportourdealersandendcustomers,”saidDrorYahav,UAChiefExecutiveOfficer.“Remoteconnectionisanunprecedenteduseoftechnologythatallowsustoinstantlysync,troubleshoot,diagnose,andconfiguresystemswhiletheyareinstalledinanaircraft,”headded.“Thisisauniquesolutiontothechallengingtimeswe’recurrentlyfacedwithduetoCOVID-19,wheretravelisdifficultornotatallpossible.Byutilizingremoteaccesstools,wecanincreaseaircraftreadinessandreduceaircraftdowntime.”   ThesuccessfulcompletionofthisremoteconnectionpresentsextensivepossibilitiesforUA,itsAuthorizedDealers/Integrators,andendcustomers,asitallowssystemconfigurationandsoftwareupdatestobecarriedoutremotelybyUA’sFieldServiceEngineerswhenitisimpossibleorimpracticaltotraveltotheaircraft. Inthiscase,theeffortsaved10ormoredaysofaircraftdowntimethatwouldhaveresultedfromthedealerneedingtoshiptheequipmentfromArgentinatoUA’sRepairStationinTucson,andforUAtoshiptheequipmentbackforfinalinstallation.Movingforward,thissystemenablesUAtoremotelyassistitscustomerswithvirtualdiagnosticandtroubleshootingofInSight. Inthefaceofthesevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicandtheworldeconomicsituation,duringthe14thFive-YearPlan,China'savionicsindustrywillcontinuetotakethedemandofcivilmarketasthedrivingforce,focusingonthedevelopmentrequirementsofavionicstechnology,activelycarryoutforeignexchangesandconstantlyexpandtheresultsofmutuallybeneficialcooperation,aimingtoacceleratethedevelopmentofavionicstechnology,andwillpromotethecontinuousimprovementofindependentinnovationandR&Dcapabilityindomesticavionicsfield.Themaincontentsareasfollows:DiscussionOnReliabilityAndEconomyOfAirworthinessCertificationOfNewAvionicsTechnology(5G,AI,VRandetc.),PracticeofC919AvionicsSystemAndEquipmentAirworthinessCertificationExperience,AvionicsSystemDevelopmentRequirementsOfNewTypeAircraftForFixedWingAndRotorWing(IncludingUAVAndeVTOL)andetc. Underthisbackground,the10thAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd-23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 29,2021
  • Manufacturing of CR929 Plane to Start in 2021: COMAC

    PeopleviewamodelofCR929airplaneduringtheinternationalaviationandspacesalonMAKS2019inZhukovsky. Thelong-rangewide-bodyaircraft,CR929,tobejointlydevelopedbyChinaandRussia,willkickoffitsmanufacturingin2021,saidYangZhigang,generalengineerofCommercialAircraftCorporationofChinaLtd(COMAC). YangsaidthatthestartofCR929constructionmeanstheentiredesignphase,includingthespecificshape,size,material,operationsystemsandvariouspartssuppliersoftheaircraft,willbe"frozen". "ForthecoresystemsoftheCR929,wewishtobesuppliedbytwoormorecompanies,"saidYang.Henotedthattheycanphaseinaninsurancemechanismtoensurethecontinuousoperationofthebusiness,somethingmostcivilaviationcompaniesintheworldusuallyadopt. AccordingtotheofficialwebsiteofCOMAC,CR929isadual-aisleplanetobejointlydevelopedbyChinaandRussia,initiallyorientedtowardthemarketsinChinaandRussia,whileextensivelymeetingtheglobalmarketdemandsofinternationalandregionalairpassengertransport. Meanwhile,theproductionoftheregionalaircraftARJ21andthelargejetaircraftC919arealsounderway. TheARJ21aircraftisthefirstshort-medium-rangeturbofanregionalaircraftindependentlydevelopedbyChina,accordingtotheCOMACofficialwebsite.Morethan20ARJ21sweremanufacturedin2020andtherearecurrentlyalmost50ARJ21sservingtheaviationmarket,addingmoreARJ21aircraftswillbecompletedin2021. China'sdomestically-developedlargepassengeraircraftC919isundergoingfrequentflighttestingindifferentareasofChina.On16January,C919completeditsfirstlow-temperature23-day-flighttestinHulunbuirofNorthChina'sInnerMongoliaAutonomousRegion. "TheC919aircraftisscheduledfordeliverytothefirstclientattheendof2021,"saidYang. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Wewillpaycloseattentiontothedevelopmentneedsofdomesticcivilaircraft,exploreadvancedtrendsintheaviationindustry,andpromotescientificandtechnologicalinnovationandcooperationwithmultiplesourcesofgoods. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Jan 27,2021
  • Rolls-Royce Completes First Run on £90M Testbed

    Rolls-Roycehascompletedthefirstenginerunonwhatwillbethelargestindooraerospacetestbedintheworldwhenitisofficiallyopenedinthecomingmonths. Withaninternalareaof80,729sqft,Testbed80islocatedinDerbyandconducteditsfirstrunonaRolls-RoyceTrentXWBengine.Themilestone,whichhasbeenunderconstructionforalmostthreeyears,representsa£90minvestment. ChrisCholerton,presidentRolls-RoyceCivilAerospace,said:"Todayisanimportantlandmarkinourjourneytowardsamoresustainablefutureforaerospaceandaviation."Testbed80willnotonlytestenginessuchastheTrentXWB–theworld’smostefficientaero-engineinservice–butalsotheenginesandpropulsionsystemsofthefuture,whichwillseeustakeanothersteptowardsdecarbonisation. Chinaisalsoactivelypromotingthesustainabledevelopmentofaeroengines.Inthiscontext,the5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromJune17th-18th,2021.ItwillbehostedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillprovideyoucutting-edgeinformationonthemarketforecastandfuturedirectionofChina'saeroengines. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Jan 29,2021
  • China’s First Launch of 2021 Orbits Communications Satellite

    AChineseLongMarch3BrocketdeployedtheTiantong1-03satellitetoprovidemobilecommunicationsservicesafterasuccessfullaunchTuesday,thefirstofmorethan40Chinesespacemissionssetforliftoffin2021. The184-foot-tall(56-meter)LongMarch3BrocketliftedofffromtheXichanglaunchbaseat11:25a.m.EST(1625GMT)TuesdaywiththethirdsatelliteintheTiantong1communicationsnetwork,joiningtwootherslaunchedin2016and2020,accordingtotheChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp.,knownasCASC,theprimarystate-ownedcontractorfortheChinesespaceprogram. Aftersheddingitsfourstrap-onliquid-fueledboosters,corestage,andasecondstageinthefirstfewminutesoftheflight,theLongMarch3B’shydrogen-fueledupperstagedeliveredtheTiantong1-03satellitetoanon-targetgeostationarytransferorbitrangingbetween113miles(182kilometers)and22,254miles(35,815kilometers)inaltitude. Thespacecraftseparatedfromthelauncher’supperstage,andwasexpectedtobeginaseriesoforbit-raisingmaneuverstoreachacircularorbitmorethan22,000milesovertheequator.Beforeprovidingcommunicationsservices,thesatellitewillunfurlagiantantennathatwillallowittolinkupwithusersequippedwithhandheldterminals. TheTiantongnetworkisdesignedforS-bandmobilecommunicationsservices.ChineseofficialssaidthenewsatellitewillbeusedwiththeTiangong1-01andTiantong1-02satellitesalreadyinorbit,andthenetworkwillprovidecoverageacrosstheAsia-Pacificregion,theMiddleEast,andpartsofAfrica. Thefleetwillprovide“all-weather,all-time,stable,andreliablemobilecommunicationsservicessuchasvoice,shortmessage,anddata,”accordingtoaCASCstatement. Thelaunchwasthefirstofmorethan40spacemissionsscheduledforliftofffromChinathisyear,includingthefirstelementofaChinesespacestationinthenextfewmonths,followedbythelaunchofasupplyshiptothecomplex,andtheflightofthefirstastronautstotheoutpostbeforetheendof2021. Twomorespacestationmoduleswillbeaddedin2022tocompletetheinitialassemblyoftheorbitingcomplex. Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 26,2021
  • CPaT Global Announces Expansion of New Product – CPaT Invent

    OnJan.19,CPaTGlobalannouncedthatitsrecentlyreleasedproduct,CPaTInvent,isnowavailablewithCPaT’sportfolioofaviationspecialty(orgeneralsubjects)coursesforallfleets,inadditiontoAircraftProcedurescoursesforthelargemajorityoffleets. Sincelaunchingtheproduct,theCPaTGlobalteamhasbeencontinuallybuildingoutthedynamicsoftwaretoincludeCPaT’sentireproductportfolio.ThelatestversionofInventincludesCPaT’scompletecatalogofgeneralsubjectscoursesrangingfromA-Z—fromAdverseWeather,ConceptsofWeightandBalance,andHotTemperatureOperations,toVolcanicAshandWeatherRadar,justtonameafew.TheadditionoftheAircraftProceduressuiteincludesFMSSkillstraining,CockpitProcedurestraining,andWalkAroundtrainingforthe737-800,737-8MAX,A320Enh,A330,B777,andB787fleets.AircraftProceduresfortheA220andA320neofleetswillbereadyinearlyFeb. “CPaTInventhasbeenagame-changerfordistancelearningintheaviationindustry,”saidKentMorrison,CPaTpresident.“Wewillcontinuetoexpandthecapabilitiesofthesoftwareplatformwithrobustfeaturesandnewcontenttoensurethatourclientsarefullyempoweredwiththerightsetoftoolstoimplementtheirtrainingprogram.” HavingCPaT’saviationspecialtycoursesavailableinInventallowscustomerstoself-editCPaT’sprofessionally-designedanddevelopedlessonsortheirownmaterialstoairline-specificproceduresandaviationregulations.Clientscanaddnewslides,replaceaudioandgraphics,insertnewtext,anduploadreferencematerialsuchasmanualpagesorbulletins.TheAircraftProceduressuiteispre-loadedwithOEMproceduresandoffersclients2Dand3Dtrainingforcriticalskillsaheadofcostlysimulatorandclassroomtraining.WithinCPaTInvent,theproceduraltrainingcanalsobetailoredtospecificairlineandtrainingorganization'sneeds. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 26,2021
  • Latest ARJ21 Order Boosts COMAC’s Export Prospects

    OTTAirlinesbecametheARJ21'slatestoperatorwhenitflewitsinitialcommercialservicebetweenShanghaiandBeijinglastmonth.COMAChopesanewdealwithEverbrightGroup'sleasingarmcoveringupto60ARJ21swillnexthelpitestablishapresenceinSoutheastAsia. ChinaAviationLeasing,asubsidiaryofstate-ownedChinaEverbrightGroup,inkedanagreementwithCOMAConFridayforthefirmorderof30ARJ21-700regionaljetsandoptionsonanother30worthatotalof$2.28billionatlistprices.COMACviaitsWeChataccountsaidthelatestorderwillboostthedevelopmentofChina'sdomesticsectorandpavethewayforentryintoSoutheastAsia’semergingmarkets.Planscallforthetwogroupstobuildanoverseasbasetosupportjetoperations;however,theydidnotdisclosespecifictermsofthedealorexpecteddeliveryschedules. “COMACandChinaAviationLeasingwilljointlysupportthefleetoperationsoftheARJ21aircraftandaccumulateoverseasoperatingexperiencebysettlingintotheSoutheastAsianmarket,”COMACsaidinapressrelease,addingthatpartnersmaintainaspecialcooperationagreementinplacesince2018. DespiteongoingplanstoboostChina’saircraftmanufacturingcapabilities,theARJ21hasyettomakestronggainsdomestically.Rather,Boeing737sandAirbusA320sserve90percentofChina’sregionalroutes.Whiletheworld’stwoaerospacegiantsalsoenjoyaduopolyinSoutheastAsia,ChinahasestablishedapresenceintheregionwithitsMA60turboprop.AVICexpectsitsthirdModernArkmember,theMA700,tobeginflighttestingthisyearaftersuccessfullyundergoingstatictestslastmonth. Topromoteasustainabletrajectoryofitsaerospacesector,COMACanditspartnersareacceleratingsupportactivitiesforARJ21andC919operations.Lastweek,theChineseairframeropenedacustomerservicetrainingbaseintheXiuzhouDistrict,some56milesnortheastofShanghai,tosupportoperatorsintheYangtzeRiverDelta—atriangle-shapedmegalopolisthatencompassesShanghaimunicipalityandthethreeneighboringprovincesofJiangsu,Zhejiang,andAnhui.ConsideredoneofChina’scrownjewels,theregionranksasthemostdenselypopulatedandmostaffluentareainthecountry,accountingforaquarterofthenation’sgrossdomesticproduct. ThenewbasecomesasCOMAC’sC919narrowbodyentersitsfinalflight-testingandcertificationphase.China’sregulatorissuedtheairframertypeinspectionauthorizationinlateNovember2020,effectivelyfreezingthejet’sdesign.Officialsaimfora2021certificationandfirstdeliveriesbytheendoftheyear. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Jan 15,2021
  • Rolls Considers Need To ‘Re-phase’ UltraFan Development

    Rolls-RoyceexpectstocontinuetestingUltraFanenginesintoatleast2023asitcommitstothemarketavailabilityofanewproductbytheturnofthedecade. Rolls-Roycehasnowenteredwhatitcallsan“intensive”phaseofdevelopment,asitmanufacturespartsforthefirstdemonstratorenginescheduledfortestingbytheendoftheyear.Groundtestingonitsnewpurpose-builttestbed,nownearingcompletionatitsplantinDerby,UK,willtakeplaceover“anumberofmonthsthrough2022,”followedbytestingon“multiple”engines. Targetinga25-percentreductioninemissionscomparedwiththefirstgenerationofTrentturbofans,theUltraFantechnologyprogramcouldaddressapplicationsrangingfrom25,000to100,000poundsofthrust,makingitsuitablefornarrowbodyandwidebodyairplanes.However,theCovid-19crisishasalreadyforcedsevereproductioncutsacrossarangeofseatingcapacities,andallsignspointtoaparticularlydimoutlookforthewidebodysegmentasanalystswiththeInternationalAirTransportAssociationprojectaparticularlyslowrecoveryoflong-haultravel. Now,Chinahastakenthebestwaytopreventtheepidemicandhasthefastestrecoveryinairtransport.Inthenexttwodecades,China'saviationmarketprospectsarebroad,thedevelopmentofaeroenginesisatanacceleratedstage.Inthiscontext,the5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldonJune,2021,inShanghai.ItwillbehostedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillprovideyoucutting-edgeinformationonthemarketforecastandfuturedirectionofChina'saeroengines. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Jan 15,2021
  • Universal Avionics ClearVision EFVS Selected for World's 1st Supersonic Business Jet

    AerionAS2OperatorsGainEnhancedVisualOperationsandUnlimitedFieldofRegard UniversalAvionics(UA)announcestheselectionofitsClearVisionEnhancedFlightVisionSystem(EFVS)fortheAerionAS2.Thecompany’scompleteHead-UpDisplay(HUD)andEFVSsolutionfeaturingtheSkyLens™Head-WearableDisplay(HWD)withitsprovenunlimitedFieldofRegardwillbeinstalledintheworld’sfirstsupersonicbusinessjet. “UniversalAvionicsisproudtobeselectedastheEnhancedFlightVisionSystemproviderfortheAS2supersonicbusinessjet,”saidDrorYahav,UAChiefExecutiveOfficer.“ByusingtheSkyLensasawearableHead-UpDisplay,theClearVisionEFVSbringsunprecedentedcapabilitiestotheairplaneanddemonstratesacompellingroadmaptothefuture,ontopoftheprovenoperationallandingcreditandall-weatheroperation.” ClearVisionprovidesaninnovativeCombinedVisionSystem(CVS)displayedonthepilotandcopilotSkyLensHWD,theonlydisplayofitskindcertifiedtodayforcommercialaviation.TheintuitiveavionicssuiteincludesUA’shigh-resolutionEVS-5000EnhancedVisionSystem(EVS)camera,composedofsixsensorsforacomprehensiveandunprecedentedmultispectralcoverage,and3DSyntheticVisionSystem(SVS).ClearVisiongreatlyimprovescrewresourcemanagementinthecockpitoftheAS2,supportingAerion’songoingmissionoffasterpoint-to-pointtravel.Inaddition,ClearVisionofferspilotstheabilitytoovercomedegradedvisibilitysituationsdayandnighttomoveinandoutofairportsfaster,savingtimeandincreasingoperationalefficiency.WithSkyLens,pilotscontinuouslyoperatehead-upandareabletomonitorflightinformationwhileretaining3Dsituationalawarenessofterrain,andeventuallyaircrafttraffic,throughthesystem’sunlimited360-degreeFieldofRegard. “WearetrulyexcitedtobringClearVisiontothehighestlevelsofthebusinessaviationmarket,”commentedMarcBouliane,UAVicePresidentofBusinessDevelopment,MarketingandServices.“Forthepastyear,wehaveworkeddiligentlywithAerion’sengineering,flightoperationsandsupplychainteamstorefineasolutionthatfitsthevisionsetforthbyAerion.Wearehonoredtohavebeenselectedforthisground-breakingprojectandlookforwardtotheproductionlaunchoftheAS2in2023.” ClearVisionisatrustedandcertifiedsolution,flyingtodayonanumberoffixedwingandrotarywingaircraft.Nearly3,000ClearVisionEVScamerashavebeenfieldedtodate.PilotshaveadiscernableVisualAdvantageagainstincandescentandLEDairportlightingsystems,andthecompactsizeofSkyLensiscriticalforprofiledcockpitssuchasintheAS2. “Withaproventrackrecordofinnovation,UniversalAvionicshasbecomethemarketleaderinHead-WearableDisplaysystemsandEVSsensors.Thisindustry-leadingtechnologywillofferpilotsoftheAS2unparalleledvisionandenhancedsituationalawarenesscapabilities,”saidSteveBerroth,Aerion’sChiefOperatingOfficerandExecutiveVicePresidentofAircraftDevelopment.“Welookforwardtoourcontinuedcollaborationasweseektochangethefutureofaviationtogether.” Aerion’spursuitoffasterpoint-to-pointtravelbeginswiththelaunchoftheAS2supersonicbusinessjet.Designedtobeinherentlyenvironmentallyresponsiblefromfirstflight,theAS2isthefirstsupersonicaircraftdesignedtobepoweredby100%engineeredsyntheticfuelandreachsupersonicspeedswithouttheneedforanafterburner. Themanufactureof300AS2aircraftisplannedforthefirstdecadeofproduction.TheAS2willbethefirstaircrafttobeassembledatthecompany’snewglobalheadquartersinMelbourne,Florida-AerionPark.Thestate-of-the-artdevelopment–poweredbysustainabletechnology-willincorporateheadquartersoperationsplusanintegratedcampusforresearch,design,build,andmaintenanceofthecompany’ssupersonicaircraft. Inthefaceofthesevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicandtheworldeconomicsituation,duringthe14thFive-YearPlan,China'savionicsindustrywillcontinuetotakethedemandofcivilmarketasthedrivingforce,focusingonthedevelopmentrequirementsofavionicstechnology,activelycarryoutforeignexchangesandconstantlyexpandtheresultsofmutuallybeneficialcooperation,aimingtoacceleratethedevelopmentofavionicstechnology,andwillpromotethecontinuousimprovementofindependentinnovationandR&Dcapabilityindomesticavionicsfield.Themaincontentsareasfollows:DiscussionOnReliabilityAndEconomyOfAirworthinessCertificationOfNewAvionicsTechnology(5G,AI,VRandetc.),PracticeofC919AvionicsSystemAndEquipmentAirworthinessCertificationExperience,AvionicsSystemDevelopmentRequirementsOfNewTypeAircraftForFixedWingAndRotorWing(IncludingUAVAndeVTOL)andetc. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd-23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 15,2021
  • Airbus Signs Multi-satellite Contract with Intelsat

    SatelliteswillbebasedonAirbus’OneSatproductlineandbeorbit-reconfigurable,SoftwareDefinedSatellites AirbushassignedacontractwithIntelsattobuildtwoOneSatsatellitesoperatinginmultiplefrequencybandsforIntelsat’snext-generationsoftware-definednetwork.Thecontractwassignedon31December2020.ThesatelliteswillbebasedonAirbus’OneSatproductline,thelatestgenerationoffullyflexible,inorbitreconfigurable,SoftwareDefinedSatellites(SDS).OneSatisdesignedtodelivertheoptimalbalancebetweenperformance,flexibilityandcompetitivecostperbit.Financialtermswerenotdisclosed. Airbuswilldeliveranend-to-endintegratedsolution,includingdesignandmanufactureofthesatellites.Thegroundsegmentsoftwarecomponents,whenfullyintegratedintoIntelsat’snext-generationsoftwaredefinednetworkecosystemandadvanceddigitalsuitewillallowdynamicoperationofend-to-endsatelliteresources.ThetwonextgenerationSDsatelliteswillbedeliveredin2023. Jean-MarcNasr,headofAirbusSpaceSystemssaid,“Thisimportantcontractwithourlong-standingandvaluedpartnerIntelsat,hasaspecialsignificanceforAirbus.Withsixsatellitesnowinproduction–plusoptions–forthreemajoroperators,OneSathasproventhatwhenitcomestofullyreconfigurablesatellites,Airbusisthewinningchoice.OurnewindustrialcapabilitiesputinplaceatoursitesacrossEurope,togetherwithoursolidexperienceinEurostargeostationarysatellitesandmega-constellationmanufacturing,willenableproductionofourtrulydisruptiveOneSatsatanunrivalledpace.” Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. ClickheretoregisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 13,2021
  • Examiners and Instructors Issue Five-point Action Plan to Boost UK Pilot Training Industry

    TheIndependentFlightExaminers’andInstructors’AssociationhascalledforactiontostimulatetheUK’sflighttrainingindustryfollowingBrexit.FiveactionpointsarelistedbyDavidHoy,vice-chairmanoftheIFEIA,andSeniorExaminerandFlightInstructor. Davidsaid,”TheUKisprobablythemostexpensivelocationforflighttraining.Highfuelprices,exorbitantlandingfeesandValueAddedTaxhaveallconspiredtopushflighttrainingoverseas.Yetourindustryhassurvived…untilnow. “Inatimewhenmanywillbediscountinganaviationcareeroption,theaviationandtravelindustryisonitskneesandisnolongerabletoofferanexcitingorstablecareer. “RememberthatUKFlightTrainingLtdwasproducingmorecommercialpilotsthantherestofthe27memberstatescombined.Thisisabouttochangeunlesssomeonewithingovernmentwakesup. “InthetwelvemonthsleadinguptoBrexit,thousandsofpilotstransferredtheirUKEASAlicencestoitsEuropeanequivalent.TheconsequentiallossofsubsequentincometotheUKCAAissignificant. “ForaflightschooltocontinueofferingtrainingforanEASAlicence,itmustobtainEASAapprovalforeachaspectofthetrainingitoffers–approvalitalreadyhadon31Decemberbutloston1January.Thisapprovalisexpensive–severalthousandsofpounds. “Moreover,theinstructorswhomtheschoolrequiredtoteachfortheEASAlicenceeitherneededtoswitchtheirlicencetoanEASAlicenceorobtainaseparateapproval.Bothroutesagainwereexpensiveandtimeconsuming. “Finally,themanycontractedexaminersintheUKwhotestforInstrumentRatingsandCommercialPilotLicenceswerealsoinformedthattheywouldneedtoEuropeanisetheirlicencestocontinueexaminingforEASAlicences.Allofthisatmassivecosttotheindividualpilot,examinerororganisation. “Also,underEASArulestheInstrumentRatingFlightTest,amajormilestoneintheprogressthroughflighttraining,maynotbeflownfromathirdcountrystate–i.e.,theUK. “ThismeansthatalthoughmostnewEASA-aspiringBritishpilottrainingcouldfeasiblytakeplaceintheUK,thefinalelementofthetrainingandtestingcanonlybecarriedoutinanEASAmemberstate–causingdisruptiontothepilots’trainingandnotinsignificantcostwhichwillinevitablybepassedontothestudent–makingthequalificationofaprofessionalpilotevenmoreexpensivethanithasbeen. “ItalsotakesincomeawayfromtheCAAandtheUKairfieldswheretrainingwastakingplace. “So,asitstandscurrentlyandevenwithouttheeffectsofCovid,theUK’sactionsinleavingEASAwillinevitablyandirreparablydamageUKflighttrainingunlesstheUKcanagreewiththeEUaframeworkwithinwhichourlicensingprocessisacceptedonanequivalentbasistothatforaEuropeanlicence.” David’slistoffiveurgentactions 1.AllUKissuedPartFCLlicencesshouldbeacceptedbyEASA. 2.AllEASAissuedlicencesshouldbeacceptedbytheUKCAA. 3.Theaboveshouldincludepilotlicences,engineersandairtrafficcontrol. 4.FlighttrainingapprovalspreviouslyheldpriortoBrexitshouldcontinuewithoutrequirementtoreapply. 5.UKairspaceshouldbeacceptedassuitableforflighttrainingandtesting. “FlightschoolspreviouslyapprovedtocarryouttrainingfortheissueofEASAlicencesshouldbeallowedtocontinue,”saidDavid.“Flightinstructorspreviouslyqualifiedtogivesuchtrainingagainshouldbeallowedtocontinue.Flightexaminerswhopreviouslyexaminednon-UKpilotsshouldbeallowedtocontinue. “TheDepartmentforTransportshouldbefightingfortotalreciprocityofpersonnellicencesandtraining,operationofaircraftandairtrafficmanagementifUKFlightTrainingLtdistoavoidliquidation.” Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. ClickheretoregisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 15,2021
  • Curtiss-Wright Receives EASA Certification for Imaging Multi-purpose Flight Recorder​

    TheEuropeanAviationSafetyAgency(EASA) hasissuedaTechnicalStandardOrder(TSO)certificationforCurtiss-Wright’simagingmulti-purposeflightrecorder. Thecertificationcoverstheimagingmulti-purposeflightrecorder(iMPFR),cockpitareacamera,cockpitareamicrophoneandimagingcockpitcontrolunitelementsoftheISSKORflightrecordersystemwhichisbeingusedbyRussianaircraftmanufacturerIrkutinitsMC-21aircraft.TheEASAcertificationisalsorecognizedbytheFederalAviationAuthority(FAA)andotherregulatorybodies. TheISSKORsystemintegratesallofthemajorcomponentsrequiredtogatherandstorecriticalflightdata,suchasparametric,voice,cockpitimage,displaydata,anddatalinkincrashprotectedmemorybasedonCurtiss-Wright’sFortressflightdatarecordersolutions. TheiMPFRsuppliedforuseontheMC-21exceeds25hoursrecordingcapacityforparametricflightdataanddatalinkinformation.Itisalsocapableofrecordingmorethantwohoursof4channelsofdigitalvoiceandcockpitimagedata. LynnBamford,presidentofdefenseandpowersegmentsatCurtiss-Wrightsaid,“WeareverypleasedtohavereceivedEASATSOcertificationfortheiMPFRandothercomponentsusedintheISSKORflightrecordersystemselectedbyIrkutfortheirexcitingnewMC-21twinjetairlinerprogram. “Weareuniquelypositionedtoprovideouraviationcustomerswithcompletedatarecordingsystemsolutions,fullyintegratedandtested,leveragingourbest-in-classFortresscockpitvoiceandflightdatarecordersolutions.” Curtiss-WrightdesignsandmanufacturesitsflightrecorderproductsatitsBournemouth,UKandDublin,Irelandfacilities. Statisticsoverthepast50yearsshowthatcommercialairtravelhasbecomeoneofthesafestandmostreliablemodesoftransportation.Asthesafetyofcommercialflightcontinuestoimprove,thedemandforadvancedcommercialavionicstechnologycontinuestogrow. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd-23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 15,2021
  • Hydrogen-electric Aircraft Development Moves Forward with Multi-million Funding Awards for ZeroAvia

    ZeroAvia'sPiperlandsatCranfieldAirport,thefirsteverelectric-poweredflightofacommercial-scaleaircraftintheUKinJune2020. ZeroAviahassecured£12.3million(US$16.3million)inUKGovernmentfundingtohelpdevelopandcertifyits19-seathydrogen-electricpoweredaircraftby2023. Thefunding,whichisbeingallocatedthroughtheUK’sAerospaceTechnologyInstitute(ATI)aspartoftheHyFlyerIIproject,comesshortlyafterthecompanyraised£16m($21.4m)inafundinground.PrivateinvestorsfromtheroundincludeBreakthroughEnergyVentures,whichisbackedbyBillGates,Amazon’sClimatePledgeFundandShell. EarlierthismonthairlineZeroAviaalsoannounceditispartneringwithairlineBritishAirwaysaspartofaprogramto“speeduptheswitchtohydrogen-poweredaircraft”. ZeroAviaisdevelopingits19-seataircraft,whichwillbepoweredbyits600kWhydrogen-electricpowertrain,tohavea500milerange.Thecompanyplanstobeflying50-100seatconfigurationsbytheendofthedecade. ThenextmilestoneZeroAviaistargetingisa350mileflighttotakeplaceduringearly2023.Thecompanyflewahydrogen-electricaircraft,a6-seatPiperMalibuM350,forthefirsttimefromCranfieldusingitspowertrainfromCranfield,UKin June2020. ValMiftakhov,CEO,ZeroAviasaid,“WearedelightedwiththeATI’sdecisiontobackour19-seatpowertraindevelopmentprogram.Thisprojectisinstrumentalfordeliveringamarket-readyhydrogenpoweredsolutionfor2023thatmakespassenger-readyzerocarbonaviationareality. TheEuropeanMarineEnergyCentre(EMEC)andAeristecharealsopartoftheHyFlyerIIproject.EMECisdevelopingthehydrogenfuellingsystemsrequiredtopowertheaircraftforflighttests,includingmobilefuellingplatformssuitedtoairportenvironments.EngineeringfirmAeristechistosupplyaircompressorsystemsforthenew19-seatpowertrain. ZeroAviaclaimsthatitshydrogen-electricpowertrainwillhaveloweroperatingcoststhanitsjet-fuelledcompetitionduetolowerfuelandmaintenancecosts,inadditiontoreducingtheairpollutiontoday’saircraftemit.Thecompanyalsoplanstoofferhydrogenfuelproductionandsupplyforitspowertrains,andothercommercialcustomers,toimprovefuelavailabilityandreducepricingrisks. Intheearth'senvironmentisseriouslypollutedtoday,greenenvironmentalprotectionisthegoalofallwalksoflifetopursue. Aviationmanufacturinghasbeenstudiesbyhydrogengas,electricity,astheenginepower,throughtheuseofcompositematerialstoreducefuelconsumption,enhanceenvironmentalprotection,etc.,thesestudiesnotonlytoreducecosts,improveefficiency,butalsoforthedevelopmentoftheaviationgreen. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Dec 29,2020
  • Titan A321LR is First with Airbus’s Line-fit Wireless IFE System

    Airbushasdelivereditsfirstaircraft,anA321LRtoTitanAirways,fittedwithaline-fitin-flightentertainmentsystembasedonwirelesscommunicationsarchitecture. Thesystemfeaturesembeddedserversandrouters,wi-fiaccesspoints,andasoftwareplatform. Airbussaystheopen-softwarearchitectureprovidesairlineswiththeflexibilitytosourcetheircontentfromavarietyofwirelessin-flightentertainmentpartners. TitanAirwaysistakingitscontentfromBlueboxAviationSystems. BlueboxsaysthedeliveryoftheA321LR(G-XATW)tookplaceon26October.AirbusliststhisdeliveryashavingbeenthroughUSlessorAirLease. Titanisoneoffivelaunchcustomersforthesystem,amixoflessorsandairlinestakingbothline-fitandretrofitversions.Airbusintendsthesystemtoapplytotwin-aisleaircraftaswellassingle-aisle. Airbussaysthattheabilitytoavoidhardware-relatedinstallationissuesandpre-loadcustomisedcontentenablescarriersto“simplify”theprocessoftransferringaircraftbetweenoperatorsorlessors. Blueboxsaysitwasthefirstwirelessin-flightentertainmentpartnerselectedbyanairlinecustomerfortheprogramme. Line-fitinstallationssuchasTitan’s,itsays,involveintegrationofthein-flightentertainmentportalaftertheaircraft’stransfer-of-title,fromAirbustocustomer,iscompleted. Titan’sfirstcustomerfortheinitialA321LRisUS-basedtouroperatorTCSWorldTravelwhich,saysBluebox,requestedadditionalin-flightentertainmentfunctionalitytosupportitstourprogramme. “Thisincludedaddingcomprehensivedestination-drivenmoduleswhichinterfacewithreal-timeflightrouteinformation,”itadds. Finalsystemtestinganda2htrialflighttookplaceatLondonStansted,Titan’sbase,attheendofOctober.Thetestinvolved150tabletssetuponthetwinjettotestperformance,contentstreaming,movingmaps,connectivityandotheraspects. “Enablingthatfinallinktopassengerdevices–forentertainment,retail,andotherin-flightengagementapplications–fromthepointofaircraftdeliverywillbecomethenewstandard,andwe’veprovenwecandeliverit,”saysBlueboxchieftechnologyofficerJamesMacrae. TitanisplanningtointroduceasecondA321LRtoitsfleetinspringnextyear. Thecarrier’sA320electronicflightbagmanagerandperformanceengineerAndrewTaggartsaysBluebox“deliveredanimpressiveresult”giventhecomplextasksinvolved. AirbusproducesthehardwareforthesystemthroughitsKID-Systemesubsidiary.Severalotherwirelessin-flightentertainmentcontentpartnersaresubscribedtotheopensoftwareplatform,includingInflightDublin,CollinsAviationandDisplayInteractive. Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inChina,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Dec 28,2020
  • SimAero 737-800 Simulator Approved for Upset Training

    SimAero’sBoeing737-800LevelDfull-flightsimulatorhasreceivedEASAcertificationforupsetpreventionandrecoverytraining(UPRT)andfullstallandicingcapabilities.TheEASAcertificatewasissuedbyFrance’sDGAC. Thesimulator,locatedatSimAero’sParistrainingcenternearCharlesdeGaulleAirport,featuresaMoogelectric-pneumaticmotioncontrolsystemandRSIRasterXT5180-90-degreevisualdisplaysystem.AircraftequipmentincludesCFM56-7B27/B1engines,ACASII,andETOPScapability.TheUPRTupgradeisBihrle’sStallboxandwascompletedbyTRUSimulation+Training.“Stallboxhasbeenselectedbecauseofsuchimportantadvantagesaseasyinstallationwithminimaldowntime,noimpactonexistingsimulatorcertificationandnointerferencewithfuturebaselinesimulationupdates,”accordingtoSimAero. AllofSimAero’styperatingprogramshavebeenupdatedwithUPRTscenarios,whichhavealsobeenupdatedinSimAero’slearningmanagementsystemforgroundschooltraining. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimsto advanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Dec 28,2020
  • Saab and Rolls-Royce to Research Innovative Propulsion Sensing Technology

    SaabandRolls-Royceareundertakingajointresearchprogrammeintofibre-opticsensingtechnologiesforaerospacepropulsionsystems. Fibre-opticsensingtechnologieshavethepotentialtoprovideanovelsolutionthatacquiresmultiplemeasurementssuchasstrain,pressureandtemperaturealongasinglewire.Comparedtoexistingtechnologies,thislow-weightintegratedsolutioncouldofferhighertemperatureandaccuracywithintheharshoperatingenvironmentofanengine.SuchadvancedmeasurementsystemscomplimentthejourneytotheIntelligentEngineandenhanceddatadrivenengineservices. Chinaalsoneedsinnovationinthedevelopmentofaeroengines.Againstthisbackground,5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromMarch24-25,2021. Thefollowingarethehottopics: Aeroenginesimulationtechnology: ·High-fidelityphysicalmodelsandsimulationtechniquesforcomputationalfluidmechanics ·Challengesandbreakthroughsinsimulationtechnologyinthefieldofenginehigh-speed … Advancedtestingandstrengthtestingtechniquesforaeroengines: ·Carryouttheengineperformanceappraisalandevaluationcombinedwithsimulationtestandwholemachinephysicaltest,andimprovetheefficiencyandlevelofresearchanddevelopment ·Multidisciplinarydesigntosolvetheproblemoflowprecisionoftraditionaltestingprogramanalysis … ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Dec 28,2020
  • Upgraded Avionics for 2021 A5s

    ICONAircraft,whichmanufacturestheICONA5LightSportAircraft,isofferingtheGarminG3XTouchflightdisplayasanewoptionon2021ICONA5LimitedEditionaircraft. TheG3XTouch7-inchflightdisplay,whichwillbecomeavailableinearly2021,replacestheGarminaera796. ThenewsystemoffersadvancedfeaturesandincreasedsituationalawarenesswhileseamlesslyintegratingwithotherGarminavionics,enablinga2-axisautopilotasanoptionontheA5,accordingtocompanyofficials. ANA5WITHTHENEWAVIONICS,INCLUDINGANAUTOPILOT. “Ourownershaveputmorethan20,000totalhoursontheirA5s,andonethemewe’veheardfromthem—inadditiontotheincrediblefunthey’rehaving—isthedesireforanupgradedavionicsandnavigationpackage,”saidJasonHuang,president. TheGarminG3XTouchflightdisplayfeaturesahigh-resolutionscreenwithaninfraredtouch-controlinterfacethatbringsallessentialflightinformationtoyourfingertips.TheG3XTouchprovidescontrolsfortheradios,transponder,andnavigationonasingledisplay,whiletheGarminGMC507controlpanelfortheoptionalautopilotmanagesavarietyofadvancedin-flightmodesthatsignificantlydecreaseworkloadwhenactivated,ICONofficialsnote. Tocelebratethelaunchofthisinitiative,ICONisofferingaspecialownershipprogramthatprovides50%offupgradedavionicspackagesforordersplacedbytheendofFebruary2021(U.S.deliveriesonly). Thedevelopmentofnext-generationavionicsnotonlyintroducesnewideasandconcepts,butalsoneedsnewdevices,newtechnologies,andnewdevelopmenttoolstosupport.Withtherapidprogressof5Gcommunicationtechnology,high-performancecomputingsimulationtechnology,AItechnology,VRandotherrelatedtechnologiesleadtotherapiddevelopmentofavionicssystem,thecontinuousimprovementofintegration,intelligenceandIMAhasacceleratedtherealizationofthenext-generationavionics.Ithasbecomeanindispensablepartofalltypesofaircraft,andplaysaveryimportantroleinensuringthesafetyandreliabilityoflargeaircrafttocompleterelevanttasks. Inthefaceofthesevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicandtheworldeconomicsituation,duringthe14thFive-YearPlan,China'savionicsindustrywillcontinuetotakethedemandofcivilmarketasthedrivingforce,focusingonthedevelopmentrequirementsofavionicstechnology,activelycarryoutforeignexchangesandconstantlyexpandtheresultsofmutuallybeneficialcooperation,aimingtoacceleratethedevelopmentofavionicstechnology,andwillpromotethecontinuousimprovementofindependentinnovationandR&Dcapabilityindomesticavionicsfield. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune 22nd-23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 15,2021
  • Intelsat Completes Gogo Acquisition to Become World's Biggest Provider of Mile-high Broadband

    Intelsatwillnowprovidein-flightbroadbandconnectivitytonineoftheworld’stop20airlines InternationalsatelliteoperatorIntelsathascompletedthestrategicacquisitionoftheCommercialAviationbusinessofGogo,inamovethatwillcreatetheworld’sbiggestproviderofinflightbroadbandconnectivity. The$400millionallcashdealwillbringtogetherthetwofirmstodeliverinnovationacrossthecommercialairlineindustry. “CombiningIntelsat’snext-generationglobaltelecommunicationsnetworkwithGogoCommercialAviation’sleadingcapabilitiesandairlinerelationshipswillcreateunprecedentedinnovationininflightdigitalconnectivity,unlockingexcitingnewgrowthandbrandloyaltyopportunitiesacrosstheairlineindustry,”saidIntelsatChiefExecutiveStephenSpengler. “Withourpowerful,integratedoffering,airlineswillnolongerneedtotradeoffspeed,reliabilityoravailabilityforcoverage,evenwhenflyingatfullcapacityinandoutofthebusiestairporthubs,”headded. ThedealwillallowIntelsattofurtherexpandintoverticallyintegratedmanagedmobilityservices,andintotherapidlygrowinginflightconnectivitymarket. Followingthecompletionofthedeal,Intelsatisnowresponsibleforprovidingbroadbandconnectivityfornineofthetop20globalairlines–withaninstalledbaseofmorethan3,000commercialaircraft. “Demandforinflightbroadbandisexpectedtogrowatadouble-digitrateoverthenextdecade,andweremaincommittedtolong-termsuccessinbroadbandmobilityservices.WithGogoCommercialAviation,wewillbringourcomplementaryandcollectiveexpertisetohelpsolveourcustomers’toughestinflightconnectivityandentertainmentchallenges,”saidSpengler. “Ourabilitytoinitiate,executeandrapidlyfinalisethistransactiondemonstratestheforwardmomentumthatIntelsathasmaintainedoverthecourseofthisyear.” Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheld in2021.thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Dec 15,2020
  • VerdeGo Aero Scores Partnerships with Airflow, XTI to Power Hybrid-electric Aircraft

    Twohybrid-electricaircraftdevelopers,XTIAircraftandAirflowAero,haveselectedVerdeGoAero’sdiesel-batterypowertraintopowervehiclesintendedprimarilyforcargoapplications. AirflowagreedtopartnerwithVerdeGoAero,usingitsdiesel-batteryhybridsystemtopowerthecompany’seSTOLaircraftdesign. Airflowisdevelopinghybrid-electricshorttakeoffandlanding(eSTOL)aircraftthatrequirea300-footrunway,intendedformiddle-milelogisticsmissions,asCEOMarcAusman toldeVTOL.cominNovember.TheAirflowteam,which includesnumerousformermembersofAirbus’VahanaeVTOLtechnologydemonstrator,believesthedevelopmentandoperatingcostsofeSTOLaircraftoffersignificantbenefitsoverVTOLandhavemanymarketapplicationsthatdon’trequireverticallift. “Ourfirstproductionaircraftwillbehybrid-electricinordertomeetrangeandturnaroundtimerequirements,thenmovetofullyelectricwhenthetechnologyallows,”arepresentativeforAirflowtoldeVTOL.com. XTIAircraft,whichcontinuestodevelopitsVTOLTriFan600passengeraircraft,willuseVerdeGo’spowertrainonasmallerTriFan200modelforlogisticsmissions. BothXTI’sTriFan200andAirflow’seSTOLdesignwilluseVerdeGo’sdieselhybridsystem,whichcombinesa180-kilowattgeneratorwithabatterypacktoreduceemissionsby35percentandoperatingcostsby40percentcomparedtoconventionalturbinepowertrains,accordingtothecompany,whileoffering“fourto10times”therangeofabattery-electricsystem.VerdeGoannouncedlastmonthithad validatedthe“IronBird”prototype ofthepowertrain,developed inpartnershipwithContinentalAerospaceTechnologies,atpoweroutputlevelsabove150kilowatts. EricBartsch,CEOandco-founderofVerdeGo,andotherleadersofhybrid-electricaerospacestartupsemphasizetheadvantagesofhybrid-electricaircraftoverfully-electricdesigns,seeingfewerbarrierstoentry-into-serviceandmoreusefulrangeandpayloadcapacityinthenearterm. “Whyhavesomanyurbanairmobilitystartupsemphasizedbattery-onlysolutions?Ithink,unfortunately,it’sbecausealotofpeoplearen’tdoingthemathanddon’tunderstandthephysics,” saidBartschonapanel co-hostedbytheCaféFoundationandtheVerticalFlightSocietyinAugust.“Thefactis,themathdoesn’tworkforalotofthesemarketsegmentsforbatteriesrightnow.Themathwillworkin20years,butwedon’twanttowait.” SaleemZaheer,XTI’svicepresidentforglobalbusinessdevelopment, wroteinablogpost thatreducedoreliminatedneedforgroundcharging,all-weathercapabilityandprofitabilitynotdependentonautonomousoperationmeanthat“hybrid-electricVTOLaircraftwillattainquickerentryintoserviceandgreaterdeploymentinallusecasesotherthantheveryshorthopspossiblebyall-electriceVTOLs.” Advocatesoffullyelectricsolutionsdisagreeonthe“math”—seeinghybridsolutionsasmorecomplexandcostlysystemsthatwon’t defacto wintheracetocertification—butalsoholddifferentviewsonwherethedemandfortransportationlies,whichmayinpartexplaindifferingapproachesintheindustry. “Therealanswerisbecausehybridisn’tneededwherethevastmajorityoftripopportunityexists,andhybridresultsinamorecomplex,heavierandcostlieraircraftforUAMmissions,”MarkMoore,chiefscientistatUberElevate, wroteonLinkedIn inresponsetoBartsch’sstatement.“Lookattriprangedistributionandit’sclearthereare20-50foldmoretripsconductedat15-100miledistancesthanat200+miletrips,and100miletripswithbatteryeVTOLwithreservesisalreadypossible.” EricAllison,headofUberElevate, toldAviationTodayearlierthisyear theride-hailinggiantextensivelyanalyzedhybrid,hydrogenandfullyelectricaircraft,concludingthatthelatterresultsinnumerousecosystem-widebenefits,includingconcernsrelatedtousingliquidjetfuelatsiteswheredemandwouldbehigh. Withoutbreakthroughadvancementsinbatterytechnology,theenergydensityoflithium-ioncellshashistoricallyincreasedbythreetofivepercentannually.Onlytimewilltellwherethemajorityofdemandlies,butformissionsrequiringgreaterrangeand/orpayloadcapacity,hybridpropulsionsystemsarelikelytofindtheirwayontobothfixed-wingandVTOLaircraftprojects. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Thisforumwilldiscusstopicsfromthreeparts:"14th Five-Year PlanInterpretationofAviationIndustry","AviationIndustryInformatization"and"AdvancedAviationManufacturingTechnology". ThefollowingisTopic: ·AnalysisOnSupplyChainManagementOfDomesticCivilAircraft ·ThinkingOfTheIndependentDevelopmentAndInternationalCooperation OfChina’sCivil Aircraft InPost-Covid-19World ·ApplicationAndDevelopmentTrendOfDigitalTransformationInTheDevelopmentOfCivilAircraft ·AccelerateTheApplicationOfIndustrialInternetInAviationIndustry ·AnalysisOnTheKeyProblemsOfCivilAircraftWiringHarnessDesignAndLayout ·CurrentSituationAndTrendOfCompositeMaterialFormingProcessForLargePassengerAircraft ·NewMeasurementAndTesting--ToMeetTheMeasurementRequirementsOfStructuralIntegrity and Reliability Inadditiontothethemereport,therearegroupdiscussions,one-on-onebusinessnegotiations,fieldtripsandotherlinks.Theforumisdiverseinformandrichincontent.Wewelcometheparticipationoffriendsfromtheindustryandthosewhoareinterestedinenteringtheaviationindustry. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Dec 14,2020
  • A Pilot and Mechanic Explain What’s Needed to Bring the 737 MAX Back

    OnDecemberthe9th,AmericanAirlinesflewitsfirstcivilianpassengerflightontheBoeing737MAXsinceits20-monthgrounding. Insteadofoperatinga“flighttonowhere”—likeit’sdoingforemployees—Americanbroughtthe95-or-soinvitedgueststoitsmaintenancefacilityinTulsa,Oklahoma.Afterpullinguptotheaptly-named“Boeing737CenterofExcellence”hangar,journalists—myselfincluded—hadtheopportunitytohearfirst-handfromthetopbrassofAmericanAirlines’pilotsandmechanicsastohowthecarrierisbringingtheMAXback. American,BoeingandtheotherMAXoperatorsneedtoworktorestoreconfidenceinthejet.Andwhatbetterwaytodothatthanbyspeakingtotheprofessionalsresponsibleforrestoringtheplanestoservice. “Ihave—andwillcontinue—flyingwithmymotheronthisaircraft,”saidRogerSteele,American’sseniormechanicoverseeingthe737retrofitprogram. Steele,a34-yearveteranattheairline,explainedtherequiredchangesbeginwiththeaircraftsoftware.ForanAmericanAirlines737MAXtogetrecertified,linesofcodeneedtobeaddedtotheflightcontrolcomputersthatrelatetotheangle-of-attacksensors,whichindirectlymeasurehowmuchliftisgeneratedbythewings. Now,bothofthesesensorsmustbeinabsoluteagreementastotheirmeasurementsbeforetheMCAS,orManeuveringCharacteristicsAugmentationSystem,kicksin.(Faultyangle-of-attackreadingsfromjustonesingledamagedsensorwerecitedbyregulatorsasbeingpartiallyresponsibleforthetwoMAXcrashes.) Ittakesaboutfourhourstoruntheentiresoftwareupdate,similartosomeoneupgradingtothelatestversionofWindowsonalaptop. Infact,that’sexactlyhowtheMAX’sflightcontrolcomputersareupdated. Anethernetcableconnectstheflightdeckcomputerstoalaptop.ThetechnicianthenloadstheBoeingsoftwarefixtotheplane,beforerebootingthecockpitcomputersandrunningthroughachecklisttoensurethatthesoftwareisup-to-date. Aftertheupdateisinstalled,AmericanworkswiththeFederalAviationAdministrationtoobtainanairworthinesscertificate.TheFAAcheckstheaircraftforcompliancetoallthenewandexistingdocumentedproceduresbeforeanupdatedMAXisreadyforits“ORF,”oroperationalreadinessflight.AfterasuccessfulORF,theMAXisapprovedtoflypassengers. 737MAXangle-of-attacksensor PriortoWednesday,all24ofthecarrier’sMAXeswereparkedinTulsa.Steeleconfirmedthatthesoftwarefixesareontracktobeinstalledfleet-widebyJanuary2021. Twoaircraft,includingN308RDthatflewmediaonWednesday,havealreadybeenupgraded.American’sfirstcommercialflightontheMAXisscheduledtotakeplaceinjustoverthreeweeks,onDec.29fromMiami(MIA)toNewYorkLaGuardia(LGA). Whiletheairline’smechanicsareworkingtoinstallthenewsoftware,American’spilotsaregoing“backtoschool”foradeep-diveinhowtoflytheplaneduringemergencies. Capt.AlanJohnson,American’sseniormanagerforflightstandards,saidthat“thishasbeenapilot-ledinitiative,andwe’retryingtohonorthesacrificeofthe346soulsmovingforward.” Johnsonexplainedthatall2,700ofAmerican’sBoeing737linepilotswillgothroughasimulator-basedtrainingexercisebeforebeingapprovedtoflyaMAX.Americanhasaccesstofourmulti-milliondollarsimulatorsnationwide:oneinMiamiandthreeintheDallas/FortWorthmetroarea.There’snofirmtimelineyetastowhenallpilotswillberetrained. ThenewflighttrainingrequirementscomedirectlyfromtheFlightStandardizationBoard(FSB)reportthattheFAAunveiledwhenitformallyungroundedthejetonNov.18. Pilots,ingroupsoffouratatime,willattendanhour-longclassroom-basedbriefingledbyaflightinstructor,beforeheadingtothesimulatorforatwo-hoursessionof“whatcouldgowrongwiththeMAX.” Boeinghascreatedanewtrainingmodulethatsimulatesalltypesofemergencies,includingastall,runawaytrim,go-around,incorrectangle-of-attackreadingandmore.Themodulewascreatedtoreplicatereal-worldconditions.Boeinghasalreadyoperatedaseriesoftestflightswhereitcapturedflightdatathatitcouldthenloadtothesimulatorprofile. Capt.ChrisHurrell,the737fleetcaptainis“veryconfidentthatthesechangesaddressalltheissuesthatoccurredduringthetwoaccidents.”Capt.PeteGamble,whopilotedthedemoflights,addedthat“we’vemadethelinksinthechainofsafetymuchgreaterthanitwasbefore.” Sofar,91ofthe95flightinstructorshavebeenretrained,aswellaseightmaintenancepilots.Theseinstructorswillthentrainallthelinepilotsontheupdatedprocedures. Aftertraining,the“linesofcommunication”remainopen;pilotsareencouragedtoaskquestionsandseekmoredata.“WecanalwaysaskBoeingforadditionalclarity,”Gambleadded. ThisopenlineofcommunicationishowAmericanplanstoworkwithapprehensivecrewmemberswhomightbedispleasedatthethoughtofworkingonMAX. “Knowledgeispower,”saidGamble.“Wetrytomakesurethatthecrewhasallsafetyinformationanddataavailable,farbeyondwhatyouneedtosafelyoperatetheaircraft.” AstohowAmericancouldrecertifyitsMAXessoquickly—justtwoweeksaftertheFAAungrounding—themechanicscitedthefactthatAmericanchosetokeepitsMAXesinanairworthyconditionduringthe20-month-longrecertificationprocess. Theaircraftdidn’tsitidle.Theywerepoweredupevery10days,andtheyweremovedaroundtheTulsaairfieldtokeeptiresrotated. So,howwelldidAmericandoatconvincingthepublicthatit’ssafetoflytheMAXagain?Thatanswerwilllikelyhavetowaituntiltheplaneisbackonthescheduletofindout. Anduntilyou’rereadytoflytheMAX,American,andothercarriers,willbeflexible.DavidSeymour,American’schiefoperatingofficer,confirmedthat“ifacustomerdoesn’twanttoflyona737MAXaircraft,theywon’thaveto—andtheycaneasilybereaccomodatedonanotherflight.” Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Dec 14,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Launches VR Software to Help Engineers Repair Aircraft Engines

    Accordingtothe news reported,VR software can clearlyvieweachenginepartin perspective andusetheVRcontrolhandleto disassemble it.Theusercanusethecontrolhandletodrawinthree-dimensionalspaceandaddnotes. Inthissimulationsoftware,userscanevenpickupavarietyoftoolstodisassembleandmaintaintheengineasinreality.Userscanevenuseapapercuttertopeeloffthesealingtape. Themaintenancestepssuchas"preparation,removingthecableconnection,disconnectingtheA/Cfuelsupplyline,anddrainingtheFPMU".Eachstephasdetailedinstructions.Therearealwaystworoles:MaintainerandInstructorintheVRscene,whichcancommunicatewitheachother. TheadvantagesofusingVRsoftwaretotrainmaintenancepersonnelare: ·reducestraining,personneltravelcosts ·reducestrainingobstacles ·reducespersonnelandequipmentrisks ·reducesaircraftgroundingtime ·improvespersonnelsafety ·Adeeperunderstandingoftheoperatingprinciplesofaero-engines ·improvestheefficiencyofknowledgeacquisitionandimprovesthememoryeffect ·allowsstudentstoparticipateandincreasepracticalexperience Inthe"14thFive-YearPlan"period,inthefaceofsevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicandworldeconomicsituation,China'saviationengineindustryaroundthe"digitalengine","smartengine".Withthehelpofhigh-performancecomputingsimulationtechnology,5Gcommunicationtechnology,Alartificialintelligencetechnology,VRvirtualrealityandotherrelatedtechnologiestoachievedesignandmanufacturingsynergy,reducetheriskandcostofaviationenginedevelopment,reducephysicaltesting,shortenthedevelopmentcycle,improvetheefficiencyandqualityofengineresearchanddevelopment. Againstthisbackground,5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromMarch24-25,2021. Thefollowingisthehottopics: Aeroenginesimulationtechnology: l High-fidelityphysicalmodelsandsimulationtechniquesforcomputationalfluidmechanics l Challengesandbreakthroughsinsimulationtechnologyinthefieldofenginehigh-speed …… Advancedtestingandstrengthtestingtechniquesforaeroengines: ·Carryouttheengineperformanceappraisalandevaluationcombinedwithsimulationtestandwholemachinephysicaltest,andimprovetheefficiencyandlevelofresearchanddevelopment ·Multidisciplinarydesigntosolvetheproblemoflowprecisionoftraditionaltestingprogramanalysis …… ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Dec 15,2020
  • Embraer Sees Synthetic Vision Approved on Praetor 500 and 600

    ThecapabilityhasbeencertifiedbytheBrazilianANACandtheFAA. Embraer announcedonSeptember28thatithadsecuredBrazilianANACandFAAapprovalforitssyntheticvisionsystem(SyntheticVisionGuidanceSystem)upgradetothe CollinsProLineFusionflightdeck onits Praetor500and600businessjets. Themanufactureristhefirsttoobtainsuchapproval. SVGSoperatesindependentlyoftheenhancedvisionsystemfoundontheFusionintegratedflightdeck.Theoption“providespilotswithadynamicperceptionofposition,trend,andmotion,facilitatingthetransitiontovisualreferences,”accordingtoapressrelease,andenablingpilotstocompleteapproachestolowerminimums.UsingtheSVGS,theaircraftcanbeflowntoadecisionheightof150feetagl(asopposedto200feet),allowingforapproacheswithlowerceilings.TheSVGScanbeusedwithorwithoutahead-updisplay(HUD). “AtEmbraer,wearecommittedtocontinuouslyimprovingouralreadyindustry-leadingproductstodelivertheultimateexperienceinbusinessaviation,”saidMichaelAmalfitano,presidentandCEOofEmbraerExecutiveJets.“JusttwomonthsaftercertifyingtheelectricpocketdoorandmakingtheHEPAfilterstandard,weareproudtocertifyanotherPraetor500andPraetor600innovation. Thankstoourunparalleledengineeringteamandworld-classpartnershipwithCollinsAerospace,Embraerisproudtoofferbusinessaviation’sfirstSyntheticVisionGuidanceSystemonthePraetor500andPraetor600,furthersolidifyingtheirpositionasthemostdisruptiveandtechnologicallyadvancedmidsizebusinessjetsinthemarket.” TheSVGSisretrofittableto Legacy450, Legacy500,Praetor500,andPraetor600aircraft,inadditiontoitsavailabilityonnewdeliveries.ThePraetor500and600wereannouncedinOctober2018,andcertificatedlessthanayearlater.The500boastsarangeof3,340nmwithfourpassengersandNBAAIFRreserves.ThePraetor600isinthesuper-midsizecategory,anditsrangemakespossiblenonstopflightsfromParistoNewYork,orSãoPaulotoMiami—atarangeof4,018nm. IntheLastDecade WiththerapidgrowthofChina'scivilaviationmarket,thecivilaviationindustryhasgraduallyintegratedintotheworldaviationindustrychain.Chinaattachesgreatimportancetoitsdevelopment.TheR&DandoperationofdomesticcivilaircraftmodelssuchasCR929,C919,ARJ21,MAseriesregionaljetandACserieshelicopterprovideimportantsupportforthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationtransportationindustryandtransformationandupgradingofindustries. IntheNextDecade Thedevelopmentofnext-generationavionicsnotonlyintroducesnewideasandconcepts,butalsoneedsnewdevices,newtechnologies,andnewdevelopmenttoolstosupport. Withtherapidprogressof5Gcommunicationtechnology,high-performancecomputingsimulationtechnology,AItechnology,VRandotherrelatedtechnologiesleadtotherapiddevelopmentofavionicssystem,thecontinuousimprovementofintegration,intelligenceandIMAhasacceleratedtherealizationofthenext-generationavionics.Ithasbecomeanindispensablepartofalltypesofaircraft,andplaysaveryimportantroleinensuringthesafetyandreliabilityoflargeaircrafttocompleterelevanttasks. Inthefaceofthesevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicandtheworldeconomicsituation,duringthe14thFive-YearPlan,China'savionicsindustrywillcontinuetotakethedemandofcivilmarketasthedrivingforce,focusingonthedevelopmentrequirementsofavionicstechnology,activelycarryoutforeignexchangesandconstantlyexpandtheresultsofmutuallybeneficialcooperation,aimingtoacceleratethedevelopmentofavionicstechnology,andwillpromotethecontinuousimprovementofindependentinnovationandR&Dcapabilityindomesticavionicsfield. Under this background,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghai onJune 9th-10th,focuson Aviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Nov 27,2020
  • DARPA Contracts Three Teams for Active Flow Control Experimental Aircraft

    TheUSDefenseAdvancedResearchProjectsAgency(DARPA)hasissuedcontractstothreeindustryteamstodevelopexperimentalaircraft(X-plane)basedonactiveflowcontrol,anarearelativelylittleexploredcomparedwithtraditionalflightcontrols. AuroraFlightSciences,LockheedMartin,andGeorgiaTechResearchCorporationwereselectedtoworkontheControlofRevolutionaryAircraftwithNovelEffectors(CRANE)programme,accordingtoanagencystatement.Thegoalistodemonstratesignificantefficiencybenefitsofactiveflowcontrol,aswellasimprovementsinaircraftcost,weight,performance,andreliability. Thiscoplanarjoined-wingmodelisindicativeofseveralaircraftconfigurations,conventionalandunconventional,AuroraFlightSciencesandBoeingmayexploreundertheCRANEprogramme.Boeinghasconductednumeroustestactivitiesinthedomainofactiveflowcontrol,includingwindtunnelandflighttests.(AuroraFlightSciences) AlexanderWalan,CRANEprogrammemanager,wasquotedbyDARPAon20Julyassayingthatthecontractrecipientsarelookingatusingactiveflowcontrolearlyinthedesignscope,whichhesaidhasnotbeendonebefore.Activeflowcontrol,hesaid,hasbeenexploredatacomponentlevelbutnotasanintegralpieceofaircraftdesign.Byalteringthedesignapproach,CRANEseekstomaximisethechanceofasuccessfulX-planedevelopmentwhilealsointegratingactiveflowcontrolintotheaircraft’sstabilityandcontrol. DARPAsaidon17NovemberthattheCRANEprogrammeisorganisedintofourphases.ThecurrentawardincludesafundedPhase0effortwithanoptionforPhase1.ProposalsforPhases2and3willbesolicitedlaterintheprogramme.DARPAplanstoexecutePhase1contractoptionsforatleasttwocontractors. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th -21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Thisforumwillinvitethegovernment,domestic and international aircraftOEMs,aero-engineOEMs,aviationpartsresearchanddevelopmentandmanufacturingunits,collegesanduniversitiesandresearchinstitute,wearegoingtohavediscussion,suchasfromthecivilaircraftairworthinessapproval,advancedmanufacturingtechnology,digitaltransformationanddemand,weareverywelcomesupplierstoactivelyparticipateinthefollowingcategories: ·AircraftSystems/Parts/Components ·Assembly/Marking/Coating ·IndustrialInternetsoftware ·Simulation ·CuttingFluid ·TestEquipment ·Solutionprovider ·machineTools/Robotics ·AeronauticalMaterials ...... ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Nov 27,2020
  • FAA, EC Sign New Pilot Licensing, Training Annexes

    TheU.S.FAAandEuropeanCommission(EC)recentlysigneddecisionsonseveralareasofcollaboration,includingtwonewannexesthatexpandtheU.S.-EUSafetyAgreementregardingpilotlicensingandflightsimulationdevices.Thenewannexesmarktheculminationofamulti-yearefforttopermitreciprocalacceptanceofcertainapprovals,theFAAsaid,addingthattheyreduceduplicationandleverageFAAandEUresources. OneoftheannexesfacilitatestheconversionofFAAandEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgency(EASA)privatepilotcertificates,airplaneratings,andinstrumentratings.Anestimated9,000EuropeanresidentsholdFAApilotcertificates,theagencysaid.ThesecondannexenablestheFAAandEU/memberstateauthoritiestoconductrecurrentevaluationsonflightsimulationtrainingdevicesoneachother’sbehalfintheU.S.andinEurope. TheGeneralAviationManufacturersAssociation(GAMA)calledthenewannexesa“significantmilestone”intheefforttoimprovesafetyandstreamlinepilotlicensingandtrainingacceptances. “WeapplaudtheworkdonebetweentheEUandtheU.S.tofinalizeandreachagreementontheselong-awaitedannexes,”saidGAMApresidentandCEOPeteBunce.NotingGAMA’seffortstoadvocatefortheharmonizationoflicensevalidationsandrecognitionofflightsimulatorcertifications,Bunceadded,“[GAMA]willcontinuetoworkforgrowthandadvancementswithinthegeneralandbusinessaviationindustryandlookforwardtoexpandingbilateralaviationsafetycooperation.” Inall,theFAAandtheECsignedfourdecisionsduringthe14thmeetingoftheBilateralOversightBoard.AlsosignedweredecisionsinvolvingauthorizationsforEU-certificatedmaintenancetechniciansandareductioninthefeesthatEASAchargesU.S.manufacturersforbasicdesignchangesonU.S.aerospaceproducts. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Nov 26,2020
  • Rolls-Royce to Begin Unblended SAF Tests

    Withtheintensefocusoftheaviationindustryontheloweringofitscarbonfootprint,Rolls-Royceislookingaheadtothedaywhensustainableaviationfuel(SAF)becomesmore widelyavailableandwillbeginexploringtheuseof100percentSAFononeofitsenginesthisweek. ThepowerplantmakerwillconductgroundtestingwithoneofitsTrentenginesonastandatitsDerby,UKtestfacility,usingSAFproducedbyWorldEnergyinCaliforniaanddeliveredbySkyNRG. Theprogramisaimedatdetermininghowthecompany’scurrentenginedesignsoperateon“neat”orunblendedSAF andwhatfuturemodificationscouldbenefitthem.AccordingtoSimonBurr,thecompany’sdirectorofproductdevelopmentandtechnology,Rolls-Royce willinductanenginefromitsPearlfamily—whichpowersthein-flight-testGulfstreamG700andBombardierGlobal5500and6500—intothe100percentSAFtestprograminthenewyearatitsGermanylocation.“IwouldjustsayIamlessworriedaboutrelightandtheoperabilityoftheengine,”Burrtold AIN.“Idon’tthinkthosethingsareamajorconsideration,it’smainlytheissueof[fuelsystem]sealinginparticularthatistheprimeanxiety.” Currently,tobeconsideredadrop-inreplacementforstandardjet-A andtomeetthespecificationforASTMD7566,SAFmustbeblendedtoensurethepresenceofproperamountsofaromaticcompounds,whicharegenerallylackinginneatSAF. Burrnotedthatinthecompany’smodernengines,nitrilesealshavebeensupplantedwiththosemadefromsyntheticmaterialssuchasfluorocarbonandfluorosilicon,whichareunaffectedbyaromaticcontent. “I’mconfidentthefuelwe’retestingwouldworkquitehappilyonallourcurrentengines,”hesaid,addingthathewouldexpecttosoonseeanairframersuchasGulfstreamannounceatestflighton100percentSAF. “Butwehavetosupportourenginesgoingbackdecadesandsowehavetobediligentandsay,'Whatwouldwerequireifwewanttorun100percentSAFonanenginethatwasbuilt30yearsago?'"Asthetestprogramcontinues,Rolls-Roycewillcontinuallyreassessthestatusofthemarkettodecideifitneedstobeginbacktestingitslegacyengines. TheTrentengineselectedforthetestisequippedwiththemanufacturer’snewALECsys(advancedlowemissionscombustionsystem),partofitsUltraFannext-generationhigh-bypassratioenginedemonstratorprogramthatisanticipatedtooffera25percentfuelsavingsoverthestandardTrent.Burrinsiststhatthetestresults,whichRolls-Roycewillshare,willbeapplicabletoregularengines.“Justtobeclear,thetesthasnothingtodowiththecombustionsystem,itjusthappenswe’vegotanenginetestvehiclewithverysophisticatedemissionsmeasurementonit,sowe’reusingthat.” WiththetotalSAFavailableatpresentonlyequatingto0.1percentofglobaljetfuelproduction,butwithaspirationstoboostthatlevelto2percentinthecomingdecade,Burracknowledged thatthesetestsarelookingoutoverthehorizon,intermsoffurtheringtheindustry’sgoalsaswellasRolls-Royce’sownefforts,evenastheworldremainsfundamentallychanged.“Covidsqueezeseverybudget,”hesaid.”Thefactthatwe’redoingthistellsyouthatweregarditasimportant.” Productionwithhighvalue,whilesavingfuel,isalsothedevelopmenttrendofourcountry'sengines.Underthisbackground,the5th CommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromMarch24th-25th,2021.Focusingonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depth,theforuminvitedanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunits. Thefollowingisthehottopics: ·Theaviationindustrypolicyandmarkettrendsunderthe14thFive-YearPlan ·Aeroenginesimulationtechnology ·Advancedtestandtesttechnologyforaeroengines ·Advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Nov 27,2020
  • FreeFlight Adds Digital-to-Analog Radar Alt Convertor

    FreeFlightSystemshasunveiledtheFDC-500Convertor,acompactdigital-to-analogconvertorthatallowsthereplacementofheavy,legacyradaraltimeterswithFreeFlightSystems’RA4000/4500radaraltimeters,whileretainingexistingantennas,cabling,andflightdeckindicators.AccordingtotheIrving,Texas-basedcompany,theFDC-500willallowRA4000/4500installationsintoturbopropsandsmallbusinessjets,whileretainingtheiroriginalanalogpanelindicatorssuchastheBendixKingKNI415andKNI416altitudeIndicators. TheRA4000/4500radaraltimeterisa“robustandreliablesolutiontoprovideaccurateheightaboveterrainforaircraftinharshconditionsandenvironmentstimeandtimeagain,”thecompanysaid. “IncontinuingFreeFlight’smissiontooutfitlegacyaircraftwithavionicsformodernairspacesystems,theFDC-500isanidealproducttoaddtoourportfolio,”saidFreeFlightSystemspresidentandCEOTimTaylor. DeliveriesoftheFDC-500willbeginnextmonth,headded. Thedigitaldevelopmentofavionicssystemisattractingmoreandmoreattention.Ithasbecomeanindispensablepartoflargecivil aircraft,andplaysaveryimportantroleinensuringthesafetyandreliability.During the 14th-Five-Year Plan, Chinahasmadeadetailedplanforthedevelopmentofavionicsindustry,underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghai,onearlyJune,2021. Formoredetails,pleasefeelfreetogetintouchwithSara. T:+8602151555203 E:marketing@galleon.cc

    Nov 13,2020
  • Rolls-Royce to Accelerate Future Aerospace Technologies through ATI Programme

    AnewprojectledbyRolls-RoycewithsupportfromtheATIProgrammeistomakefutureaerospaceservicingtechnologiesareality. Technologiesincludedwithintheprogrammeinclude: ·Snakerobotswhichtravelinsidejetenginestoaccesscomplexparts,enablingrepairswhicharenotpossiblewithtoday’stools; ·Enginesensorswhichsendusdatafromtheskyandallowustobetterpredictwhenenginesneedmaintenance; ·Inspectionandanalysistoolstoinspectpartsburieddeepwithinengineswhiletheyarebeingrepaired; ·Advancedautomatedrepairtechnologiestargetingpartswhichcannotcurrentlyberepaired,meaningtheydonotneedtobescrapped. MiniaturemaintenanceandinspectiontoolsaswellasnewrepairtechnologieswillbeusedonRolls-Royce’sexistingenginessuchastheTrentXWB,whileengineerswillexplorehowtorepairandmaintainaerospacematerialsandcomponentsforfuturelow-carbonengines,includingelectrictechnology. Theywillworkoninspectionandrepairsolutionsforcompositefantechnology,whichreducestheweightofajetengineandwillbeusedinthemanufacturer’snext-generationenginedesign,UltraFan. Servicingthegasturbineandhybridelectricenginesofthefuture DrIanMitchell,ChiefofTechnology–RepairandServices,Rolls-Royce,said:“Ourlatestenginesarequieterandcleanerthaneverbefore,substantiallyreducingCO2emissions.Thisprogrammewilltakethatonestepfurtherbyimprovinghowweserviceourengines,creatingtechnologieswhichwillreducewaste,avoidemissionsandminimisedisruption,whilelayingthefoundationstoservicethegasturbineandhybrid-electricenginesofthefuture.” Chinaimmediatelyenteredthe14thFive-YearDevelopmentPhase,howtovigorouslydomesticengineautonomousperformance,enhancethecorecompetitivenessisthekey. Underthisbackground,the5thCommercialAeroEnginesInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromMarch24th-25th,2021.Focusingonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depth,theforuminvitedanumberofdomesticandforeignaero enginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunits. Thefollowingarethehottopics: ·Theaviationindustrypolicyandmarkettrendsunderthe14thFive-YearPlan ·Aeroenginesimulationtechnology ·Advancedtestandtesttechnologyforaero engines ·Advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology Formoredetails,pleasefeelfreetogetintouchwithSara. T:+8602151555203 E:marketing@galleon.cc

    Nov 13,2020
  • Airbus to Start Manufacturing the A350 from Its Plant in China

    TheWideBodyaircraftisexpectedtobegindeliveryfromthecompletionanddeliverycenterinTianjinfromthefirstquarterof2021.AccordingtoAirbusChinaCEOGeorgeXu,itisplannedtograduallyincreasethedeliveryratetoapproximatelyoneaircraft.permonth,addingthatChinawillbecomeaveryimportantstrategicmarketforAirbus. “Atfirst, thedeliveryratefortheA350fromTianjinwillnotbehigh . Weplantograduallyincreaseitbyoneplanepermonth,”Xusaid. Xu'sremarkscameaspartofAirbus'deliveryof its500thA320familyaircraft. Precisely,theplaneleftthefinalassemblylineinTianjinandwasdeliveredlastThursdaytoChinaSouthernAirlines. AsoftheendofSeptember,ChinaSouthern,China'slargestfleet,owned368Airbusaircraft,includingtheA320,A330,A350andA380models. “Thedeliveryofthe500A320familyaircraft,  anA320neoassembledinTianjin,isamajorachievementforAirbusinChina.  Inturn,itisatestamenttotheexcellentindustrialcooperationbetweenChineseaeronauticsandAirbus. WearereadytodevelopandgrowourstrategicpartnershipinChina,”Xusaid. ChinahasbeenthefirstmajormarketinwhichAirbusdemandrecoveredsincethestartofthepandemic.  TheTianjinfacility,whichhasbeeninoperationfor12years,wasoneofthefirstAirbusfacilitiestoresumeregularproduction. TheCivilAviationAdministrationofChinareportedthatChina'sdomesticairtravelmarketisinfullrecovery. InpreviousSeptember,thenumberofpassengersreached98%ofthelevelregisteredinthesameperiodofthepreviousyear. Furthermore,thenumberofavailabledomesticflightsexceededlastyear'sfigures. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Thefollowingisthehottopics: ·CooperativeResearchOnSubcontractProductionOfCivilAircraft inPost-COVID-19World ·DomesticCivilAircraftProcurementSystemCertificationAndEvaluationFactorAnalysis ·AnalysisOnSupplyChainManagementOfDomesticCivilAircraft ·DigitalAssemblyLine OfTheCivilAircraftParts ·IntelligentPromotionOfCivilAircraftDevelopmentDigitalTransformation Formoredetails,pleasefeelfreetogetintouchwithSara. T:+8602151555203 E:marketing@galleon.cc

    Nov 13,2020
  • Aircraft Carrier Liaoning Embarks on Voyage, Sets Fighter Jet Pilot Training History

    TheChinesePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA)Navyaircraftcarrier Liaoning hasbeenatseaoverthepastweek,makinghistorybyqualifyingthefirstbatchofnewfighterjetpilotswhoweredirectlyrecruitedfromhighschoolandtrainedspecificallytoflycarrier-basedaircraft. Thisnewpilottrainingmode,togetherwiththepreviousmodethatseepilotsoftraditionalaircraftswitchtocarrier-basedaircraft,caneffectivelycultivatenewpilotsforcarriersandfulfillthedemandofChina'sgrowingaircraftcarrierfleets,analystssaidonFriday. InearlyNovember,the Liaoning sailedtotheBohaiBayandrancertificationexamsforanewbatchofcarrier-basedfighterjetpilotsfromPLANavalAviationUniversity,accordingtoastatementthePLANavy'sWeChatpublicaccountreleasedonFriday. J-15fighterjetsflewbythepilotssuccessfullylandedonthecarrierduringtheexams,thestatementsaid. Withanaverageageof20,thenewlyqualifiedpilotsarefromthefirstbatchofcarrier-bornefighterjetpilotcadetsdirectlyrecruitedfromhighschoolandenrolledattheuniversity,thestatementsaid,notingthatthisnewpilotdevelopmentmode,dubbedthe"cultivationmode,"issuccessful. The"cultivationmode"and"switchmode"thattrainstraditionalaircraftpilottoflycarrier-basedaircraftwilltogetherplaysignificantrolesinbuildingChineseaircraftcarriers'combatcapabilities,thePLANavysaid. Beijing-basednavalexpertLiJietoldtheGlobalTimesonFridaythatthepilotstrainedviathe"cultivationmode"areyounger,moreagileandhaveasolideducationbackground,whichmeanstheycanquicklymasteroperatingavessel-borneaircraft. The"switchmode"isveryimportantintheearlystagewhenChinadidnothaveenough"cultivationmode"pilotstocarryoutthemissions,Lisaid. Althoughswitchedpilotsmayhaveaccumulatedflightexperienceinpreviousservice,suchexperienceisnotnecessarilyhelpfulasmusclememorymayhinderthemfromadaptingtoshipboardaircraft,Lisaid.Pilotsusuallythrottledowntheenginewhenlanding,butforcarrier-basedaircraftpilots,theyneedtokeepthatoreventhrottleup. The Liaoning hassetfourothernewrecordsinthefighterjetpilotprogram,namelythelargestnumberofpilotsqualifiedforfighterjetoperationsonanaircraftcarrierinonetest,theyoungestaverageage,thelowesttimeneededforflighttraining,andtheshortestperiodusedforcertification,accordingtothePLANavystatement. China'saircraftcarrier-basedfighterjetpilotcultivationprogramhasenteredanexpresshighway,itsaid. Inadditiontofighterjetpilots,China'saircraftcarriertalentcultivationprogramsarealsotrainingpersonnelforspecialmissionaircraft,helicopters,combatlogisticsanddrones,thestatementsaid. Chinanowoperatestwoaircraftcarriers,the Liaoning andthe Shandong,afterthelatterenteredPLAnavalserviceinDecember2019.ThetwocompletedregularexercisesandseatrialsinSeptember,China'sMinistryofNationalDefenseannouncedatthattime. Thisisalsothefirsttimeknowntothegeneralpublicthatthe Liaoning hassetoutforavoyagesincetheSeptemberexercises. ChinaisreportedlybuildingathirdaircraftcarrierinShanghai.Itwillbelargerthanthecurrenttwocarriersandcarrymorefighterjets,analystspredicted. ThePLANavyneedstorapidlycultivatemorecarrier-basedaircraftpilotstomeetthedemandsofthenewaircraftcarriers,expertssaid. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. Formoredetails,pleasefeelfreetogetintouchwithSara. T:+8602151555203 E:marketing@galleon.cc

    Nov 13,2020
  • Airbus to Begin Offering Tours of Its Mobile Final Assembly Line

    AirbusisopeningthedoorsofitsA320assemblysiteinAlabamatothepublicnextmonth.OnSaturday,November14,FlightWorks,anaerospaceexhibitionandeducationcenternextdoortotheAirbussite,willrunfourtoursopentoanyonetojoin.AccordingtoFlightWorks,thesewillbethefirst-everpublictoursoftheAlabamaaircraftfactory. Thefirst-everAirbusproducedatMobiletakesflight.Photo:Airbus First-everpublictoursofAirbusMobilefactory TheAirbusMobilefactoryisthemajorassemblyanddeliverysiteforAirbuscommercialaircraftintheUnitedStates.ItisoneoffourfinalassemblyanddeliverypointsforAirbusA320familyaircraftandoneoftwofinalassemblyanddeliverypointsforthe AirbusA220. ThesetourswillbeoftheA320factory.TheMobilefactoryproducesA320familyaircraftboundforNorthAmericancustomers.DeltaAirLines,SpiritAirlines, AirCanada,andAmericanAirlinesaresomeofthelocalairlinesflyingA320sandtheirvariantsmadeinMobile. The AirbusMobilefactory isrelativelynew.Thefirstcompletedplane,aJetBlueA321,onlyleftthefactoryin2016.Butwithintwoyears,thefactoryhadproduced50aircraftandcouldpumpA320soutattherateoffouramonth. LotstoseeattheAirbusfactory Airbus’finalassemblylinehangaratMobileisabeastofabuilding.Itis836feetby250feet,witha91-footceiling.Therearefivemainworkstationstoseeonthetour. Atthefirsttwoworkstations,alltubes,ducts,andcablesfortheelectrical,hydraulic,andairconditioningsystemsareconnected.Thelavatoriesandgalleysareplacedintothestillopenfuselage,andthecockpitbeginscomingtogether.Morethan3,000rivetsareusedtojointheseparatepiecesofthefuselagetogether. Atthenextworkstation,wingsarejoinedtothefuselage,usingamongotherthings,another1,200rivets. Theaircraftissuppliedwithelectricalpowerforthefirsttime,andsystemtestingbegins.Themainandnoselandinggeararealsoassembledatthisstation. InsidetheA320factoryatMobile,Alabama.Photo:Airbus Inadditiontotheauxiliarypowerunit(APU),thehorizontalandverticaltailplanes,tailcone,nose,andradomeallgetinstalledatthefourthworkstation.Workonthecabininterioralsobeginshere. ThelastworkstationistheDockStation.Thecabininteriorisworkedon,anda rangeoffunctionandsystemteststakeplace.Inaddition,enginesandenginecowlingsareinstalled. Fromthedockstation,theA320sarereadiedforfinaltestingandpainting. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Thisforumwillfocusonthedesign,manufacturing,testing,assembly,airworthinessandotheraspectsofcivilaircraft,focusingonadvancedmanufacturingandprocessing,advancedassemblytechnology,andadvancedaviationmaterials,andjointlydiscussthefuturedevelopmentanddirectionoftheaviationindustry. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Oct 30,2020
  • Safran Helicopter Engines, ITP Aero Sign MoA to Cooperate on Ardiden 3TP Turboprop Engine

    SafranHelicopterEnginesandtheSpanishaero-enginecompanyITPAerohavesignedaMemorandumofAgreement(MoA)tocooperateonArdiden3TP,aturbopropenginesuitableforEuropeanmilitaryapplications–specificallytheunmanned,trainingandtransportsectors. TheSpanishaeroenginespecialiststrengthentheEuropeanteamwithSafranHelicopterEngines,andZFAviationTechnologyinGermany. Ardiden3TPisa100%EuropeansolutionbasedonSafran’sArdiden3coreengineandfeaturingtechnologiesdevelopedthroughitsTechTPtechnologicaldemonstrator,whichranforthefirsttimeinJune2019. AlvaroSantodomingo,ITPAeroDefenceBusinessUnitExecutiveDirector,said:“AcollaborationwithSafranHelicopterEnginesinthisengineisanimportantopportunityforus.Ouraero-enginetechnologiesandcapabilitieswillsignificantlybenefitthisenginepropulsivesystem,loweringoperatingandmaintenancecosts,whilesupportingfutureSpanishindustrialcapabilities”. CommentedFlorentChauvancy,SafranHelicopterEnginesEVPOEMSales,“WeareproudtowelcomeITPAerointothisexcitingproject.WearecommittedtodeliveringtheArdiden3TP,a100%Europeanenginefeaturinghighlevelsofdesignmaturityandcompetitiveoperatingandmaintenancecosts.Itwillbedesigned,builtandsupportedbyhighly-experiencedteamsusingstate-of-the-artindustrialcapabilitiesinGermany,SpainandFrance.ForEuropeannationsseekingtoprotecttheirnationalinterests,incivilormilitaryfixed-wingprograms,Ardiden3TPisthenaturalchoice.” TheArdiden3TPwillbeoptimizedforoperationatmediumandhighaltitudes,upto45,000feet,andbeeasytooperate—thankstoauniquethrottleandFullAuthorityDigitalEngineandPropellerControl(FADEPC)controllingpowerandpropellerpitch.MT-Propellerwillcontributetothepropeller. ItisbasedonTechTP,aCleanSky2researchandinnovationprogrammevalidatingthetechnologiesnecessarytodevelopanew-generationturboprop.SinceJune2019,testshaveprogressedatasteadypace.Featuringacompactandlightweightarchitecture,TechTPoffers 15percentlowerfuelconsumptionandCO2emissions(overcurrentengines).ItisoneofthefirstCleanSky2demonstratorstoenteritstestphase.Morethan20partnersfromeightEuropeancountriesarecontributingtotheproject. TheArdiden3isanew-generationcoreengineinthe1,700to2,000shppowerrange.TwoEASA-certifiedmodels,theArdiden3Cand3G,havecompletedover10,000hoursoftests,confirminghighlevelsofdesignmaturityandcompetitiveoperatingandmaintenancecosts.Inaddition,morethan250Ardiden1engineshaveflownover200,000hours.TheArdiden3featuresaremarkablycompactmodulararchitecture,abest-in-classpower-to-weightratioandalowcost-of-ownership. Underthisbackground,the5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMarch24th-25th,2021,inShanghai.ThisAeroEngineForumhasbeensuccessfullyheldforfoursessions,supportbySHANGHAISOCIETYOFAERONAUTICSandAECCCOMMERCIALAIRCRAFTENGINECO.,LTD.focusonthedesignanddevelopmentofcommercialengines together. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Oct 30,2020
  • AddMan Yields Lightweight Airframe Components Using Additive Manufacturing Techniques

    CleanSky’sprojectAddMansuccessfullyclosedthisyear,havingdevelopedanairframecomponentthatismuchlighterthanthosemadeusingtraditionalmanufacturingmethods-therebyreducingfuelconsumption-andwithrelativelylittlewasteproducedinmakingthepart. Theadditivemanufacturingtechniquesallowforalevelofflexibilityandversatilityindesignandshapethatisjustnotpossibleusingstandardmethods.Thehugeadvantageofadditivemanufacturingisthatitallowsforahighlevelofprecisionintheworkingprocess,withoutincreasingcosts. AddManinvestigatedseveraladditivemanufacturingmethods,andusedtwotechniquesinparticular:ElectronBeamMelting(EBM)andSelectiveLaserMelting(SLM). UsingEBM,theprojectdesignedandmanufacturedareal-lifeloadliftfittingcargodoorcomponentoutoftitanium(figure1).AddMansmashedtheirproject’stargets,astheybroughttheweightofthelift-fittingcargodoorcomponenttoaweight23-29%lowerthanwasrequired. Figure1:LoadliftfittingdoordemonstratormanufacturedbytheMTCusingElectronBeamMelting(EBM)AMtechnique. Togaugetheamountofwasteintheprocessofmakingparts,aerospaceengineerscalculatetheratiobetweentheweightofthematerialusedtomakeacomponentandtheweightofthecomponentitself—the“buy-to-fly”ratio.Theidealbuy-to-flyratiowouldbe“1,”indicatingnolossofmaterialduringmanufacturing.AddMansuccessfullybroughtthe‘Buy-to-Fly’ratiooftheEBMmanufacturedliftfittingverycloseto1. Theteamtestedtheirtheorieson300testspecimensanddesignedthreeoverallconceptsbeforelandingonthelift-fittingcargodoorasthefinaldesign.Theyimprovedfatigueperformanceusingarangeofsurfaceimprovementtechniquessuchasshot-peening,laserpolishing,lasershockpeening,centrifugalfinishingandlinishing(seefigure2). Onthetechnicalside,theteamimplementeda‘MasterModel’approach-thegeneralideaofthisconceptistouseaComputer-Aided-Design(CAD)systemanditsKnowledge-BasedEngineering(KBE)softwaretolinkallanalysismodelstoonecentralisedproductdefinitionsothatearlyproductdevelopmentcanbemademoreeffective(figure3).Asetofcomprehensiveguidelinesweredrawnupforbestpracticesfortopologicaloptimisation(TO),stresssimulationanddesignformetaladditivemanufacturingwerecreated. Theprojectgenerated25publicationsincludingpeer-reviewjournals,conferenceproceedings,thesisandreports,and12otherdisseminationactivities(i.e.conferencepresentations,posters,paneldiscussion,etc.).Genderbalancewasakeyfeatureoftheprojectand32%ofalltheparticipantsactivelyinvolvedintheprojectwerewomen(56%attheMTCand10%atLiU). TheAddManprojectranfor40months,betweenJanuary12017andApril302020.ItwascoordinatedbyLinköpingUniversity(Sweden).TheconsortiumalsoincludedtheManufacturingTechnologyCentre(UK).TheTopicManagerwasSaabAB(Sweden).Thetotalbudgetoftheprojectwas857728.75. Figure2:Surfaceroughnessoftestspecimenspostprocessedwithfivedifferentsurfaceimprovementmethods.Allthelefttestspecimensare“as-build”ineachimagewhiletherighttestspecimensare,clockwisefromtopleft,laserpolished,linished,centrifugalfinished,lasershockpeenedandshotpeened.ImagecourtesyoftheMTC. Figure3:MultidisciplinaryOptimisationFrameworkforadditivemanufacturing.ImagecourtesyofAntonWiberg(LiU). Underthisbackground,the6thAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnologyShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldonNovember18th-19th,inShanghai.Hereisthehottopicsaboutadditive manufacturingtechnology: ·ResearchProgressOfAdditiveManufacturingTechnologyForAeronauticalMaterials ·DevelopmentStatusOfTitaniumAlloyLaserAdditiveManufacturingInCOMACShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCO.,LTD. ·ResearchProgressOnAdditiveManufacturingTechnologyOfHighStrengthAluminumAlloy Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Oct 30,2020
  • MyHeli Becomes Newest UK CAA AOC Operator

    LondonOxfordAirportbasedMyHeliistheUK’snewesthelicoptercharteroperatorofferingafleetofsixstylishlyrefurbishedLeonardoAW109s. FoundedbyrenownedaviationentrepreneurDustinDryden,thecompanywillformpartofDryden’sVolareAviationGroup.MyHeli’sAOCwasawardedbytheCivilAviationAuthorityattheendofSeptemberandtheteamisnowfinalisingtechnologytoallowuserstobookitshelicoptersbyapp. Buckingmany2020trends,VolareAviationwasabletoexpanditsworkforceduringthepandemicandinMarchappointedformerFlybeDirectorofOperations,WarrenGravelltothepositionofCEOandAOCAccountableManagerforbothVolareandMyHeli. Havingworkedinallsectorsofaviationacrossfivecontinents,Warrenbrings30yearsplusofexperienceinaviationtothebusiness.WarrenfirstworkedwithDustinasDirectorofOperationsinInternationalJetClubfrom2012-16andsaidofhisnewrole:“DustinhasalwaysbeenaninnovatorintheUKaviationspaceandI’mparticularlylookingforwardtoworkingtogetheragaininthedynamicbusinesseshe’screatedinVolareandMyHeli”. Fromits16,000sqfthangarinLondonOxfordairport,VolareAviationspecialisesinrefurbishmentsandtheinstallationofnewavionicsonHawkerandChallengerjets,aswellasexecutivehelicopters.Thecompany,whichemploysover60people,alsorunsitsownin-housetrimfacility,engineeringtrainingschool,charterservicesandendtoendaircraftmanagement. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2020willbeheldonOctober29th,2020inJiangsuTianmuLake,China.TheforumwashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,supportedbyLiyangGovernment,ShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociationandHelicopter Sub-committeeofCSAAorganizedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstituteandAVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonmanufacturingandoperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Oct 13,2020
  • Sanad Signs One Billion Dirham Agreement with Pratt & Whitney, IAE

    Sanad,anaerospaceengineeringandleasingsolutionscompany,ownedsubsidiaryofMubadalaInvestmentCompany(Mubadala),announcedtodayanewonebilliondirhamsdealwithPratt&WhitneyandInternationalAeroEngines(IAE).ThenewagreementwillseeSanadAerotechprovidingIAEwithexpandedMROservicesforitsV2500engines,whichpowerstheAirbusA320familyofaircraft. TheannouncementofthenewdealcameduringtheGlobalAerospaceSummitinAbuDhabi,whereindustryleadersconvenedtodiscusstheimpactofCOVID-19ontheaerospace,defenceandspaceindustries.ThisagreementexpandsthecooperationbetweenSanadandIAEinthefieldofmaintenance,repairandoverhaul(MRO)ofaircraftengines.Undertheagreement,IAE,themanufacturerofV2500engines,willoffloadV2500enginesforMROservicestoSanad’sstate-of-the-artfacilityinAbuDhabiAirportsFreeZone.ThisstepreaffirmstheconfidenceofmajorglobalOEMstocollaboratewithAbuDhabi’sresilientaerospacesectorespeciallyduringturbulenttimes. Commentingonthisnewagreement,MansoorJanahi,deputygroupCEO,Sanad,said,“Wearesigningthisnewagreementatacriticalstageinthehistoryoftheaviationindustry.ThisagreementisanothertestamentonAbuDhabi’sestablishedpositionasareliableglobalcentrefortheaerospaceindustryanditsstate-of-the-artengineeringservices.Withmanyglobalcompaniesreformulatingtheirrelationshipswiththeirpartnersinlinewiththelessonslearnedfromthepandemic,itseemsthatflexibility,sustainabilityandthecapacitytodealwithcrisesqualifiesaerospacesectorintheUAEtore-enforceitspositionasapreferredpartnerformajorinternationalcompanies.SanadAerotechhasdemonstratedthedistinctionofitsengineeringteamsthatwereabletomeetcustomerneedsinadditiontodealingefficientlywiththedisruptionsthatresultedfromthepandemic.” DaveEmmerling,vicepresident,CommercialAftermarketatPratt&Whitney,said,"TherelationshipbetweenPratt&Whitney,IAEandSanadisstrongandwelookforwardtocontinuingtostrengthenitforyearstocome.WeexpectourV2500customerswillbenefitgreatlyfromtheMROservicesprovidedbySanad." Sanadhasbeenprovidingitsservicestomorethan300V2500enginessince2012withyear-on-yeargrowthofover19percent.TheV2500engineonthepopularAirbusA320aircrafthassoldover7,000enginesworldwideandisinservicewith190leadingairlinesandleasingcompaniesineverycorneroftheglobe.Itisatrustedpartneroforiginalenginemanufacturers(OEMs)suchasRolls-Royce,GEAviation,andPratt&Whitney.TheserelationshipshaveenabledittoprovidecompetitiveMROservicesforvariousaircraftengines. ThehighlyreliableV2500engineisofferedthroughIAEInternationalAeroEnginesAG,amultinationalaeroengineconsortiumwhoseshareholderscomprisePratt&Whitney,aunitofRaytheonTechnologiesCorp,whichcarriesoutthedesign,manufactureandserviceofaircraftandhelicopterengines,andauxiliarypowerunits,Pratt&WhitneyAeroEnginesInternationalGmbH,JapaneseAeroEnginesCorporationandMTUAeroEngines. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 inChengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA&ChengduShuangliuDistrictGovernment,organizedbyChengduShuangliuDistrictAviationEconomicBureau,COMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Oct 13,2020
  • COMAC's plan for the last 100 days of 2020

    DuetotheimpactofCOVID-19,aviationindustry basicallystagnatedinthefirsthalfof2020,andthedevelopmentand productionprocessofdomesticaircraftaregreatlyaffected.Inordertomeet thetarget,COMAChasputforwarda100-dayplanforthethreedomestic aircrafts. ARJ21:Complete theannualdeliveryof30aircraftsbytheendoftheyear Sofar,COMAChascompletedabouthalfofthisyear's deliveries.Thereisstillalotofpressuretocompletetheplananddeliver onschedule,whichrequiresthejointeffortsofaviationmanufacturing-related enterprises. C919:Complete thetestflightcertificationbytheendoftheyear C919completedatestflightofthrustdeterminationin Dongying,ShandongprovinceinMarch.Thecompletionmarksthetestflight certificationworkisacceleratedcomprehensively.Intheprocessofaccelerating testflightcertification,solvingthequalityanddesigndefectsisthekey.COMAC planstocompleteallrelevantworkbytheendoftheyearandstartcivil airworthinesstestflightsinearly2021. CR929:Complete theoptimizationofstructuralpartsofcompositematerialsbytheendofthe year OnDecember26,2018,CR929compositematerialfront fuselagefull-sizetubesectionsuccessfullycompletedtheassemblyline.However, thestructuralpartsarestilldefective.Asthehigheststageofthetriple jumpofdomesticpassengeraircraft,Chinahasinvested20billiontosupport itsearlydevelopment.Itisplannedtocompletetheoptimizationofcomposite structuralpartsofwide-bodyaircraftbytheendof2020. Againstthisbackground,the10thChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-ShanghaiTianmuLakewillbeheld inLiyang,JiangsuprovincefromOctober28thto29th.As thesupportingunitoftheforum,COMACwillseekcooperationopportunities withvariousenterpriseshere.Theforumorganizingcommitteewillalsobuilda platformtoprovideone-to-onenegotiation.Welcomeallrelevantunitsof aviationmanufacturingindustryjoinustooffersuggestionsforthe developmentandproductionofdomesticaircraft. clickheretoregister Contacts SaraLIU Tel:+8602151555203 Email:marketing@galleon.cc

    Oct 12,2020
  • Russia Works on Hybrid Power Plant Helicopter with Artificial Intelligence

    Itisexpectedthatsuchfeatureswillmakethehelicopterofthefuturemoreeffectiveformedicalevacuationandsearchandrescueoperations. SpecialistsattheRussianFoundationofAdvancedResearchProjectsandtheholdingcompanyHelicoptersofRussiahavefinalizedapreliminaryprojectforahelicopterofthefuture,equippedwithahybridpowerplantandartificialintelligence,thefoundation'spress-servicehastoldTASS. Theengineeringconceptmatchessuchrequirementsasthehelicopter'sconformitywiththeforecastlevelofhelicoptertechnologiesthatwillemergein10-20years'timeandcompetitivenesswithforeigncounterpartsstillinthedesignphasefromthestandpointofsuchparametersasspeed,range,flightduration,reliabilityanduniversaluses,"thepress-servicesaid. TheFoundationofAdvancedResearchProjectssaidthatsuchflightandtechnicalparametersaretobeachievedbyusingahybridpowerplant,electromechanicaltransmission,electricservodrives,andanartificialintelligencesolutions-basedcombinedcontrolsystem. Itisexpectedthatsuchfeaturesandparameterswillmakethehelicopterofthefuturemoreeffectiveformedicalevacuationandsearchandrescueoperations.Thedesignerspromisethattheyet-to-becreatedhelicopterwillbeabletostayintheairforsevenhoursnon-stopandmake50kilometersinjustsevenminuteswithtwoinjured(oronemedicalmodule)andtwomedicsonboard. Thepressservicesaidthenexttasktobecopedwithundertheprojectwascreationofanintegratedelectricpowersystemandonboardequipmentforthehelicopter's3Ddemonstrator. Underthisbackground,the10th ChinaAviationIndustryInternational Summit-Shanghai,TianmuLakewillbeheldonOctober28th -29th,inLiyangCity,JiangsuProvince,China,thesameperiodwillbeheldthe4th AnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2020onthesecondday29th.Welookforwardtoyourparticipation. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Oct 13,2020
  • Composite Integration to Produce Tooling for Hill Helicopters HX50 Fuselage

    HillHelicoptersrecentlyunveileditsdisruptive,ground-upnewhelicopter,theHX50.The5-seat,turbine-powered,500-horsepowerrotorcraftistheworld’sfirsttrulyprivate,luxuryhelicoptercraftedtodeliverawholenewexperienceinsafety,performance,adventure,comfort,andelegance. Designedbyateamofhand-selected,highlyskilledengineersledbyaeronauticsengineerDr.JasonHill,Ph.D.,theHX50isafusionofrefinedperformanceandartisticelegance.Itscompositestructureandrotorsystem,optimizedengine,reimaginedavionics,andelevatedinteriordesigntogethermaketheHX50anexquisite,hightechandhigh-performancepersonalaircraft. “ThehelicopterindustryhaslongawaitedanElonMusk-styledisruptionthatredefinesthemodernhelicopter.Thewaitisover,”saysHill,founderandCEOofHillHelicopters.“Theonlywaytocreatesomethingthatistrulyground-breakingistodesignfromthegroundup,givingequalfocustoaerospacedesign,performance,andsafetyaswellastotheartisticandexperientialaspects,includingcomfort,ergonomics,intuitivetechnology,andluxury.TheHX50bringsallofthistogethertodeliveratrulyuniqueaircraftandexperience.” CompositeIntegrationareusingtheirextensiveexperienceinclosed-mouldandinfusionprocesstechnologytodesignandmanufacturetoolingandfirstoffcomponentsforthehighperformancecompositefuselage.Followingonfrommultiplerecentprojectsforbothprocessdevelopmentandequipmentdesign/manufactureintheaerospacesector,thisprojectprovidesanexcellentplatformtodemonstratethecompany’scapabilities.Foundedin2002,CompositeIntegrationhasaproventrackrecordofdeliveringnewtechnologies,processesandproductionsolutionsintoawidevarietyofglobalsectorsincludingaerospace,renewableenergy,marineandautomotive. TheHX50iscurrentlyintheadvanceddesignphase,withthreeprototypesscheduledtobeginflighttestingin2022.Thefirstdeliveriesareanticipatedtotakeplacein2023. Comparedwithlargepassengeraircraft,compositematerialsaremorewidelyusedinhelicoptermanufacturing.Fromairframetointeriordecoration,frompropellertohanging,moreandmorecompositematerialsareappliedinhelicopter.Underthisbackground,the6thAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnologyShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldonNovember18th-19th,inShanghai.Astwomajormaterialalliancesinthedomesticaviationfield,aswellastwomemberoftheorganizingcommittee,CivilAircraftMaterialsIndustryDevelopmentAllianceandChinaSuperalloyInnovationStrategicAlliance,wewillholdthisforumtogether.Welookforwardtothesmoothopeningoftheforum,ifyouareinterested,wewaitingyourparticipation. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Oct 13,2020
  • GE9X Gains FAA Certification

    TheGE9XenginehaswoncertificationfromtheFederalAviationAdministration,GEAviationsaidonMonday.Thelargestcommercialturbofan intheworld,theGE9XpowerstheBoeing777X,thenewtwinjetnowexpectedtogaincertificationsometimein2022. TheGE9X’sFARPart33certificationinvolvedeighttestenginesthatcompletedjustunder5,000hoursand8,000cycles.GEAviationplanstoconduct3,000cyclesofadditionalgroundtestingontheGE9XtosupportExtendedOperations(ETOPS)approval.TheGE9XteamalsocontinuestoworkonmaturationtestingtohelpGEengineerspreparetosupporttheengineinservice. Notalwaysasmoothexercise,certificationofthe9Xdidn’tcomewithoutitsdifficulties,mostnotablyreflectedintheneedtoretrofitredesignedStage2statorvaneassembliesintheengines' compressorsafterrevampingtheirgeometrytoensureaproperwearprofile.Atthetime,theproblemcontributedtoBoeing’sdecisiontoshiftitsoriginal777Xcertificationtargetfromlate2019toearly2021. Morerecently,Boeingdelayedexpectedcertificationbyanotheryear,to2022,duetowhatBoeingCEODavidCalhoundescribedasaneedtobalancesupplyanddemandascustomersbeganaskingforlaterdeliveriesduetoanexpectedprotractedrecoveryforwidebodiesfromCovid-19. GEhasdelivered eightGE9XtestenginesandtwotestsparestoSeattleforBoeing’sfour777Xprototypes.Theenginecompanyalsosaidithasassembled“several”GE9Xproductionenginesandremainsintheprocessofcompletingfactoryacceptancetests. Forserviceandsupportofitscustomers,GEhasestablishedGE9XenginetrainingcoursesatitsCustomerTechnicalEducationCenter(CTEC)inCincinnati.ThecompanyusesaGE9XenginetodevelopleanmaintenancepracticesitplanstoimplementincustomertrainingmodulesandGEtrainingprocedures.Courseworkincludeslinemaintenance,borescopeandboroblendrepairprocedures,aswellasfanstatorremovalandinstallation.TheCTECteamisalsoworkingaugmentedreality/virtualreality(AR/VR)trainingcoursestosupplementthein-persontraining. TheCovid-19hasnotstoppedthedevelopmentofaero-enginetechnology, underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020iscoming,2dayscountdown,willbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShenyangCity,China.Ifyouarenotabletoattend,wewillreleaserelevantinformationafterthemeetingpostedonourwebsitewww.galleon.cc,thenpleasepayattention. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Oct 13,2020
  • Hexcel Launches PEKK-based Electromagnetic 3D Printing Paterial for Aerospace Components

    Advancedcompositescompany Hexcel hasannouncedthelaunchofanelectricallyconductivePEKK-basedthermoplasticcarbonfibrecompositematerialforadditivemanufacturing. TheHexPEKKEM(electromagnetic)materialhasbeendesignedforuseonSelectiveLaserSintering(SLS)technologyandtomeetthedemandsofthecommercialaerospace,defenceandmilitaryindustries.HarnessingSLStechnologyandtheHexPEKKmaterialthroughitsHexAMprocess,HexcelistoproducecomponentsforthesesectorsatitsHartford,ConnecticutplantwhereitwillalsocontinuethedevelopmentofHexAM. Hexcelhasengineeredthenewmaterialinabidtoenableflight-readycomponentsafterprinting.TheHexPEKKEMmaterial,perthecompany,hasbeenformulatedspecificallytomeetthestaticelectricitymanagement,electromagneticshieldingandradiationabsorptionrequirementsofadvancedaircraftapplications,complementingitscurrentcarbonfibrematerialoffering.ItsenhancedEMpropertiesalsomeanthatprintedpartsdonotrequirecoatingforthemanagementofelectromagneticinterferenceorradiationabsorption,helpingtosavebothtimeandcost. Withthesecapabilities,HexcelbelievestheHexPEKKEMmaterialissuitableforarangeofapplication,includingexteriorsurfaces,airinlets,electronicenclosuresandcockpitstructuresincommercialandmilitaryaircraft,aswellashelicoptersandUAVs. “Themanagementofstaticelectricitydissipation,electromagneticinterference,andradiationabsorptionisextremelyimportantinthedesignofallairvehicles,”commentedLawrenceVarholak,VicePresidentofAdditiveManufacturingatHexcel.“Theintroductionofthisadvancedadditivemanufacturingmaterialwillenablethefabricationofextremelycomplexaerostructureswithunparalleledstructuralandelectricalfunctionality.Itsignificantlyreducesweightandcostwhileprovidingunlimiteddesignflexibility.” Theapplicationofcompositematerialsinaviationmanufacturingisaninevitabledevelopmenttrend.Fromsinglesimplepartstolargecomplexstructuralparts,frominteriormaterialstofuselageskinmaterials,theresearchanddevelopmentofcompositematerialshasalwaysbeenthefocusofindustryexperts.Underthisbackground,the6thAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnologyShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldonNovember18th-19th,inShanghai.AbouttheCompositeparts,therearerelatedtopicsfollowing:IndependentR&DAndInnovationOfCompositeMaterialAndItsFormingEquipment,DesignForManufacturingOnCompositeMaterial,ConsiderationOnTheFormingMethod/ProcessSelectionOfSuperLargeSizeCompositeMaterialParts(SpecialStructuralParts),ResearchonStructuralDesignofAdvancedCompositeMaterials,ProcessDescriptionAndMaterialCharacteristicsOfTheCompositeMaterialsNonAutoclaveProcess,etc. Ifyouhaveinteresttohearmoreabouttheforum,pleaseletusknow. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Sep 28,2020
  • Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

    HeartAerospacesaysitcangetitsall-electricES19regionalairlinerincommercialservicein2026. HeartAerospaceonWednesdayunveiledtheelectricpropulsionsystemthatwillpowertheES-19regionalairlineritclaimswillbereadytoentercommercialserviceinthesummerof2026.TheSwedishcompany,whichisbackedbyEQTVentures,alsoannouncedthatithassecured2.5million($2.9million)infinancialsupportfromtheEuropeanInnovationCouncilGreenDealAcceleratorProgram. The19-seatES-19featuresfourpropellerspoweredbyelectricmotors.Thepreliminarydesignforthealuminum-fuselage,fixed-wingmodelshowswingletsandaT-shapedtailandsomewhatresemblesasmallerversionoftheDeHavillandCanadaDash7. AccordingtoHeartAerospace,whichisheadquarteredatGothenburg’sSaveAirport,theall-electricaircraftwillbeabletoflyuptoaround400km(217nm)andoperatefromrunwaysasshortas750meters(2,461feet).Itisexpectedtohaveatopspeedof215knotsandacruisespeedof180knots.Thecompanymaintainsthattheselowspeedswillnotbeadisadvantageonshortsectors,especiallybecausetheaircraftwillbeabletooperatefromsmaller,lesscrowdedairfieldsthatwillshortendoor-to-doorjourneytimes. Thecompanywasformedin2018,initiallyaspartoftheElectricAirTravelinSweden(ELISE)project,andfundedbythecountry’sVinnovainnovationagencyalongwithseveralotherundisclosedbackers.Itsengineeringteamincludesveteransofalmost70aircraftprograms,includingtheBombardierCSeries,HondaJet,andZunumAero’selectricaircraft. Testinghasalreadybegunwithaground-basedprototypeofthecompletepropulsionsystem,anda20percentscalemodeloftheaircraftisduetostartflighttestsbeforetheendof2020.Theprogramplancallsforafull-scaleprototype,which willbequiteclosetotheseriesproductiondesign,tostartflighttestsinmid-2024. TheaircraftwillbecertifiedunderEASA'sCS23standards.Themanufacturerisintheearlystagesofapplyingfordesignorganizationapproval. Hearthasdevelopeditspropulsionsystemin-houseandisusingautomotiveindustrybatteriesasitspowersource.MTPropellerisprovidingtheES-19’sseven-bladepropellers.Thecompanyisintalkswithseveralaerospacegroupswithaviewtosourcecockpitsystemsandflightcontrols. ThecompanyclaimsthateightairlinesfromacrossEurope,NorthAmerica,andAsiahavesignedlettersofintenttopurchaseatotalof147examplesoftheES-19.TheseincludeSAS,BraathensandWideroeinScandinavia;AirGreenland;NewZealand’sSoundsAir;PascaninQuebec;QuantumAirinCalifornia;andUKstartupCityClipper. Hearthasnotpublishedabasepricefortheaircraftbutatthestated1.1billion($1.3billion)combinedvalueofthelettersofintentthiswouldsuggestaunitpriceofalmost$8.8million.Thecompanybelievesthecostcouldfallfurtherasproductioncostsforthepropulsionsystemarereducedwhenvolumesarescaledup. Aselectricpropulsiontechnologyimproves,HearthasambitionstoextendtherangeoftheES-19orsubsequentmodelstoaround2,000km/1,080nm.Accordingtothecompany,thisrangewouldcoverasmanyas85percentofairlinedeparturesworldwideand43percentofcurrentcarbondioxideemissionsfromaviation. TheEuropeanInnovationCouncilGreenDealAcceleratorProgramisbackedbytheEuropeanCommissionandtheEuropeanDevelopmentBank.UndertheproposedEuropeanGreenDeal,theEuropeanCommissionisseekingtoreduceallgreenhousegasemissionsbyatleast50percentby2030. Initially,HeartistargetingtheanticipatedearlyadoptionofelectricaircraftinScandinavia.InitsnativeSweden,thegovernmenthascommittedtomakingalldomesticflightsfossil-fuel-freeby2030,whileneighboringNorwayhasagoalofalldomesticflightsbeingelectric-poweredby2040. AccordingtoHeartAerospaceCEOandfounderAndersForslund,theCovid-19pandemichasincreasedpressureontheairtransportindustrytoreshapeitsapproachtoenvironmentalandfinancialsustainability.HepointedtothefactthatinEuropesomegovernmentaidforstrugglingairlineshascomewithrequirementsthatitbematchedbymoreambitioustargetsforreducingthesector’scarbonemissions. InthefaceofdecliningdemandforairtravelpromptedbyCovidandtheso-called"flightshaming" trendforconsumerstoflylessfrequently,Forslundcommented, “Thisisaresetmoment,asacrosstheboard theprovisionofpublicfinancecomeswiththecaveatthatbailoutswillonlybeofferedinexchangeforcuttingemissions,andelectricaircraftcouldbethemostcost-effectiveandsustainablewaytotravel.” Electricpropulsionsystemandsimulation,asthecurrentfrontiertechnology,notonlyacceleratethedevelopmentprocessofaero-engine,butalsopromotetheenergyconservationandemissionreductionofaero-engine.Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShenyangCity,China.Thisforumhas6professionalsub-forumsonOctober16th,thereareTotalityandSystemProfessionalSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum,TurbomachineryProfessionalSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum,GasTurbineProfessionalSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum,StructuresStrengthandVibrationProfessionalSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum,CombustionandHeat/Mass TransferProfessionalSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum,Design,ManufacturingandMaterialsSimulationProfessionalSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Sep 28,2020
  • Airbus Reveals New Zero-emission Concept Aircraft

    Airbushasrevealedthreeconceptsfortheworld’sfirstzero-emissioncommercialaircraftwhichcouldenterserviceby2035.Theseconceptseachrepresentadifferentapproachtoachievingzero-emissionflight,exploringvarioustechnologypathwaysandaerodynamicconfigurationsinordertosupporttheCompany’sambitionofleadingthewayinthedecarbonisationoftheentireaviationindustry. Airbusrevealsnewzero-emissionconceptaircraft Alloftheseconceptsrelyonhydrogenasaprimarypowersource-anoptionwhichAirbusbelievesholdsexceptionalpromiseasacleanaviationfuelandislikelytobeasolutionforaerospaceandmanyotherindustriestomeettheirclimate-neutraltargets. GuillaumeFaury,AirbusCEO,said:“Thisisahistoricmomentforthecommercialaviationsectorasawholeandweintendtoplayaleadingroleinthemostimportanttransitionthisindustryhaseverseen.Theconceptsweunveiltodayoffertheworldaglimpseofourambitiontodriveaboldvisionforthefutureofzero-emissionflight.Istronglybelievethattheuseofhydrogen-bothinsyntheticfuelsandasaprimarypowersourceforcommercialaircraft-hasthepotentialtosignificantlyreduceaviation'sclimateimpact.” Thethreeconcepts-allcodenamed“ZEROe”-forafirstclimateneutralzero-emissioncommercialaircraftinclude: Aturbofandesign(120-200passengers)witharangeof2,000+nauticalmiles,capableofoperatingtranscontinentallyandpoweredbyamodifiedgas-turbineenginerunningonhydrogen,ratherthanjetfuel,throughcombustion.Theliquidhydrogenwillbestoredanddistributedviatankslocatedbehindtherearpressurebulkhead. Aturbopropdesign(upto100passengers)usingaturbopropengineinsteadofaturbofanandalsopoweredbyhydrogencombustioninmodifiedgas-turbineengines,whichwouldbecapableoftravelingmorethan1,000nauticalmiles,makingitaperfectoptionforshort-haultrips. A “blended-wingbody”design(upto200passengers)conceptinwhichthewingsmergewiththemainbodyoftheaircraftwitharangesimilartothatoftheturbofanconcept.Theexceptionallywidefuselageopensupmultipleoptionsforhydrogenstorageanddistribution,andforcabinlayout. GuillaumeFauryadded:“Theseconceptswillhelpusexploreandmaturethedesignandlayoutoftheworld’sfirstclimate-neutral,zero-emissioncommercialaircraft,whichweaimtoputintoserviceby2035.Thetransitiontohydrogen,astheprimarypowersourcefortheseconceptplanes,willrequiredecisiveactionfromtheentireaviationecosystem.Togetherwiththesupportfromgovernmentandindustrialpartnerswecanriseuptothischallengetoscale-uprenewableenergyandhydrogenforthesustainablefutureoftheaviationindustry.” Inordertotacklethesechallenges,airportswillrequiresignificanthydrogentransportandrefuelinginfrastructuretomeettheneedsofday-to-dayoperations.Supportfromgovernmentswillbekeytomeettheseambitiousobjectiveswithincreasedfundingforresearch&technology,digitalisation,andmechanismsthatencouragetheuseofsustainablefuelsandtherenewalofaircraftfleetstoallowairlinestoretireolder,lessenvironmentallyfriendlyaircraftearlier. Underthisbackground,the10thChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-Shanghai,TianmuLakewillbeheldonOctober28th-29th,inLiyangCity,JiangsuProvince,inChina.Energyconservationandemissionreductionisthelong-termgoalofaviationmanufacturingindustry,notonlytoreducecosts,butalsotocarryoutenvironmentalprotectionintheend.Thisforumhasintelligentmanufacturingasthetheme,discussingaircraftmanufacturingbasedonthebasicgoalsofenergyconservation,emissionreductionandenvironmentalprotection.Ifyouareinterested,wewelcomeyoutojoinus. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Sep 28,2020
  • Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters Sign Contract

    AirbusHelicoptersandHTM-HelicoptershavesignedacontractforthepurchaseoftwoadditionalH145helicopters.HTMwillbethefirstoperatortousethenewfive-bladedH145intheOffshoreWindsegment. “WethankHTMfortheircontinuedtrustinAirbusHelicoptersandourproducts”,saysThomasHein,HeadofSalesWesternEuropeatAirbusHelicopters.“SinceHTMstartedoffshorewindoperationsin2008,theyrelyonH135andH145helicoptersfortheirdemandingoperations.” Thedeliveryofthefirsthelicopter,afour-bladedH145,isscheduledforthefourthquarterthisyear,whilethesecondaircraft,afive-bladedH145willbedeliveredmidnextyear.Thefour-bladedH145willalsolaterbeupgradedwiththenewfive-bladedrotorsystembyHTM’smaintenanceorganization. ThetwonewaircraftwillbeoperatedfromHTM’sbasesatNorden-Norddeich,Emden,BorkumandHelgoland.Fortheirmissions,whichincludepassengertransporttoandfromwindfarmsandhoistingtechnicianstothewind-turbines,thetwohelicopterswillbeequippedwithapowerfulhoist,floatationequipment,andacargohook. PoweredbytwoSafranArriel2Eengines,theH145isequippedwithfullauthoritydigitalenginecontrol(FADEC)andtheHelionixdigitalavionicssuite.Itincludesahighperformance4-axisautopilot,increasingsafetyandreducingpilotworkload.ItsparticularlylowacousticfootprintmakestheH145thequietesthelicopterinitsclass. ThenewupgradeoftheH145boastsseveralnewfeaturesthatwillallowcustomerstoenhancetheiroperations:Theinnovativefive-bladebearinglessrotorincreasestheusefulloadby150kg,furtherenhancingthemissioncapabilitiesoftheaircraft.Thisnewrotoralsoimprovescrewandpassengercomfort.OtheradvantagesincludeasmallerD-value,allowingtheH145tooperateinmoreconfinedareas,simplifiedmaintenance,andanincreasedavailabilityrate. HTMHelicoptersisoneofthelargesthelicoptercompaniesinGermanyandemploysaround150people.SinceApril2020,ithasbeenfullyownedbyHERISTOAktiengesellschaft.ThecorebusinessoftheHTMGroupistheprovisioningofhelicoptersforcivilandmilitarycustomers,offshoreoperations,emergencymedicalservices,commercialairtransport,flighttrainingandaerialworkwhichincludesexternalloadoperationsinmountainousterrain.TheIntercopterGmbHispartoftheHTMGroupandaPart-145approvedmaintenanceorganization. Underthisbackground,The4thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2020willbeheldonOctober29th,2020inJiangsuTianmuLake,China.TheforumwashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,supportedbyLiyangGovernment,ShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociationandHelicopter Sub-committeeofCSAA organizedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstituteandAVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Theforumwillmainlyfocusonmanufacturingandoperation. ClickHeretoRegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaradirectly formoredetails.

    Sep 28,2020
  • Boeing Expands Passenger-to-Freighter Conversion Lines in Asia

    SINGAPORE—Boeingisopeningadditionalpassenger-to-freighterconversionlinesatGuangzhouAircraftMaintenanceEngineeringCompanyLimited(GAMECO)inChinaforthe737narrowbodyandatSingaporeTechnologiesEngineeringforthe767widebody. TheannouncementcomesasBoeingrevealedanorderfortwo737-800BoeingConvertedFreighters(BCF)fromanunidentifiedcustomer.Withthenewplacement,Boeingsaiditnowhas134ordersandcommitmentsforthetype. GAMECO’ssecondconversionlinewillbeginoperationinearly2021.TheChinaSouthernAirlines-ownedMROprovidercarriedoutitsfirst737-800BCFconversioninJune,markedbyadoor-cuttingceremony. STEngineering’ssecondlinewillopenbytheendoftheyear,doublingitsconversioncapability.Thecompanynowhasseven767BCFjobsscheduledthrough2021. AccordingtoBoeingordersanddeliveries,thereiscurrentlyabacklogofnine767BCFs,includingfourdestinedforFedExExpressandfiveforunidentifiedcustomers. TheU.S.airframersaidtheconversionlineshadbeenlaunchedtomeetstrongdemandinexpresstrafficande-commercemarkets.AircargohasbeenhitbyCOVID-19aspassengeraircrafthavebeengroundedmeaningmuchofthebellyholdcapacitytheyusuallyprovidehasbeentakenoutofthemarket. “Thefreighterconversionprogramisanexcellentwaytodoublethelifeofanairplaneandprovideoperatorswithaneconomicalwaytoreplacelessefficientfreighters,”BoeingseniorVPofcommercialsalesandmarketingIhssaneMounirsaidinastatement. “Byworkingwithourpartnerstoaddfreighterconversioncapacity,welookforwardtomeetingthestrongdemandinthismarketsegmentandhelpingourcustomersscaletheiroperations,”Mounirsaid. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA&ChengduShuangliuDistrictGovernment,organizedbyChengduShuangliuDistrictAviationEconomicBureau,COMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. ClickHeretoRegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaradirectlyformoredetails.

    Sep 28,2020
  • AR Uptake Will Increase in Aerospace and Defense as Vendors Realize Benefits of Utilizing the Technology

    Augmentedreality(AR)isexpectedtoseesignificantlymoreuptakeintheaerospaceanddefensesectorsinthecomingdecadeasvendorsrealizethebenefitsofutilizingthistechnologyinmanufacturingprocesses.MilitariesarecurrentlyinvestinginAR,inalimitedsense,butarerefrainingfromdeployingitinthefielduntilthetechnologyismoreadvanced.OnceARbecomesmoreeffectiveandcanbebettermergedwithdatasources,therewillbesignificantcommercialopportunities.Fornow,itsutilizationwillbefocusedinproductdevelopment,accordingtoGlobalData,aleadingdataandanalyticscompany. GlobalData’slatestreport,‘AugmentedRealityinAerospaceandDefense–ThematicResearch’statesthat,asitbecomesmoreadvanced,ARwillincreasinglybeusedtofacilitatedatauseandwilllikelyfindinitialfunctiononnavalshipstoprovideanoverlayofimportantinformationforcrewmembers.Despiteitsrelativeinfancy,itisbeingutilizedbyanumberofcompaniesinthemanufacturingprocessanditsuseisexpandingasthesoftwareandhardwaresuchasMicrosoftHoloLensbecomesmoreadvanced. WilliamDavies,AerospaceandDefenseAnalystatGlobalData,comments:“WhileARhassignificantapplicationsinaerospaceanddefense,thetechnologyisstillinitsnascentstageandissomewayfrombeingdeployedinthefield.VendorsareincreasinglylikelytoeitherinvestthemselvesorpurchasetechnologythatcanenabletheuseofARtoaiddevelopmentprocesses. “Intheshort-term,ARwillbecomeintegraltothefutureofnewproductdevelopmentwithapplicationsacrossanumberoftechnologies.Forexample,LockheedisalreadyusingthetechnologytomanufacturethenewOrionspacecraftforNASA. “Theinvestmentbyvariouscompanies,includingLockheedandSafran,isindicativethatthereissignificantpotentialinthetechnology.This,combinedwithworkfromtechnologycompaniesoutsideofdefense,ensuresARwillexperiencesignificantadvancesinthenexttenyears.” ThedevelopmentofARtechnologyassistancesystemapplicationnotonlyreflectstheincreasingapplicationofadvancedtechnologiesintheaviationfield,butalsoreflectsthattheaviationindustrycanacceptmoreandmoreemergingtechnologiesunderthepremiseofcertificationsafety. Underthisbackground,the10thChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-Shanghai,TinamuLakeon“IntelligentManufacturing”willbeheldonOctober28th-29th,inLiyangCity,JiangsuProvince,inChina.Thisforuminvitesprofessionalleadersandexpertsfromtheindustrytoattend,anddiscussesthewholelifecyclefromtheperspectiveoftheoverallstructureoftheaircraft.Ifyouareinterested,youaremostwelcometojoinus. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Sep 15,2020
  • Collaborative R&D Project Aims to Develop Nanocomposite Material for Interior Aircraft Application

    ItwasreportedonJuly27that AIMAltitude (Dorset,England), designer,manufacturerof cabininteriorshasbeenworkingwith CompositesEvolutionLtd. (Chesterfield,England) andSheffieldHallamUniversity(Sheffield,U.K.) onaresearchanddevelopment(R&D)projectcenteredarounddevelopingananocompositematerial withexceptionalfireandmechanicalperformance,suitableforuseinaircraftinteriorapplications. BackedbyInnovateUKinSwindon,thecollaborativeteamhasreportedlydevelopedathermosettingresinsystem,whichisablendofpoly(furfurylalcohol) (PFA)withaspecificadditivemix,fortheproductionofglassfiber prepregsusingahot-meltprocess. AccordingtoAIMAltitude,thesuccessfulconclusionoftheprojectinAugust2020isexpectedtobringtomarketanewfamilyofmaterialswithimprovedperformance,enablinggreaterdesignfreedom,includingnewdecorativefinishes andasaferpassengerenvironment. “Materialsanddesignoptionsforcompositesinfire-criticalapplicationsarecurrentlyverylimited,”saysVernonThomas,engineeringmanageratAIMComposites.“Thenanocompositeswehavedevelopedhaveledtoenhancedperformanceallaround.Itisabetter,saferproduct,whichisbio-basedandrenewable.Thefire,smokeandtoxicity[FST] performanceisbetterthanphenolics.Thereducedporosityhasgreatadvantagesforthefinish,reducingcostsconsiderably,andpeelstrengthimprovementgivesvitalincreasestointegrityanddurability.Allofwhichoffersairlinesgreateropportunitiesfordifferentiation.” ThePFAresinbaseissaidtobeproducedfrombiomasswaste,whichhasamature,secure,low-costsupply, anddoesnotcompetewithfoodproduction,thusimprovingitssustainable.Theteamsaysthecompositeissimilartophenolic,butwithoutthetoxicphenolandformaldehydecompounds,makingitsaferacrossthewholeproductlifecycle. “WorkingwithSheffieldHallamUniversityandAIMAltitudehasgivenustheopportunitytofullyexploreournewproductideas.Thenanocompositesolutionwehavedevelopedhassomanyimprovedfeaturesitwillredefinecompositescapabilities,”says Dr.BrendonWeager,technicaldirectorofCompositesEvolution. TheresultingcuredprepregshavebeentestedatAIMAltitude’sfacilitiesinCambridgeshire,England, andhavereportedlyshownbetterfirepropertiesthancurrentphenolicprepregs.Accordingtotheteam,thesurfacefinishisalsosuperior,whichissaidto reducedownstreamcostsindefectrectificationandpreparationfordecoration.Theenhancedfirepropertieswillalsopermittheuseofsomedecorativefinishesnotcurrentlyavailableforcommercialaircraftinteriors. “Thiscollaborativeprojecthasbeenagreatopportunitytoinvestigateandapplysomereallyinterestingmaterialssciencetoaleadingapplicationwithpotentiallygreatimpact,”adds Dr.FrancisClegg,PrincipalResearchFellowatSheffieldHallamUniversity. ForAeronauticalinteriormaterials,flameretardanceisaverycriticalrequirement.Goodflameretardanceofinteriormaterialscangreatlyhelpimprovetheoverallsafetyofpassengersandaircraft.Theexcellentperformanceofcompositematerialsmakesitmoreandmorewidelyusedinaircraftmanufacturing,especiallyininteriormaterials. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnologyShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldonNovember18th-19th,inShanghai.Thecontentoftheforummainlyincludesthefollowingthreesections:airframematerialsandtechnology,aero-enginematerialsandtechnology,andinteriormaterialsandtechnology.Ifyouareinterested,youaremorethanwelcometojoinus. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Sep 15,2020
  • PD-14 Engine for MC-21 Planes to be Equipped with Artificial Intelligence Elements

    ArtificialintelligencetechnologieswillbeintroducedtothePDfamilyengines,includingthePD-14enginefortheMC-21planes,theUnitedEngineCorporation(UEC)ChiefProductionOfficerValeryTeplovtoldjournalistsTuesday.ThisreportedbyTASS. AccordingtoTeplov,introductionofAIelementsinaviationenginescontrolsystemisaworldtrend."Wehavesuchplanstoo.Theyprimarilyincludemoderndevelopments -thePD-8,PD-14andPD-35engines.Usingtheseengineswouldbeimpossiblewithoutsuchsystemsas theAIelements,"Teplovsaid.Hedisclosedthatamoderngas-turbineenginegeneratesabout2terabytesofinformationduringa4-6hourflight."Thisinformationmustbestored,processedandanalyzedsomewhere.Ofcourse,withoutAI,controllingsuchflowofinformationisimpossible,"heunderscored. Artificialintelligence(AI)technologyiswidelyusedinaviationmanufacturing.Itcannotonlyreplacehumanpower,butalsoobtainandtransmitdatawithultra-highcomputingpower,whichsavestime,effortandefficiency.Itcanbeseenthatallemergingtechnologiesareconstantlyliberatinghumanlaborunderthepremiseofsecurityandreplacinghumanlaborwithmachines.Simulationtechnologyisalsooneofthem. Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForumwillbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShenyangCity,China.Itisagrandforumfordomesticandforeignaero-engineandgasturbineindustryexperts,itgathersthewholeindustrialchainofdesign,researchanddevelopment,manufacturingandproduction,andfocusesonthesimulationtechnologytoshareanddiscuss.Ifyouareinterested,youaremostwelcometojoinus. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Sep 15,2020
  • Bell Buys Chinese MRO Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation

    BellisacquiringZhenjiangAerochineAviationtoincreaseitshelicopterMROcapacityinChina. BellisacquiringZhenjiangAerochineAviationtoincreaseitshelicopterMROcapacityinChina.AcurrentBell-authorizedmaintenancecenter,AerochineAviationwillberenamedZhenjiangBellTextronAviationService. ZhenjiangBellisaCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC)authorizedPart145repairstationandtheacquisitionenablesBelltodirectlyprovideMROservicestooperatorsinChinaforthecompany’s407and206helicopters,withplanstoaddallcurrentproductionandlegacymodelssuchastheBell505,429,and412. Approximately200BellhelicopterscurrentlyoperateinChina,andBellexpectsthatnumbertogrowinthecomingyears."ThegrowingfleetinChinawarrantsanoriginalequipmentmanufacturer(OEM)MROcenter,sowedecidedtofurtherincreaseourinvestmentinChina,"saidMichaelReagan,directorofBellinternationalsupportandservices.InadditiontoAerochineAviation,BellalsohasasupplycenterinShanghaiandmultipleauthorizedmaintenancefacilitiesinChinaprovidingMROservices. BeforebeingacquiredbyBell,AerochineAviationhadservedasaBellindependentrepresentativefor10years.“ThesaleoftheMROoperationisavoteofconfidenceandrecognitionofthecompany’scontributionintheChinamarket.WewillcontinuetoworkalongsideBelltoserveourcustomers,”saidDianaChou,founderandchairmanofAerochineAviation. Underthisbackground,The4thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2020willbeheldonOctober29th,2020inJiangsuTianmuLake,China.TheforumwashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstituteandAVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtd,co-organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonmanufacturingandoperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Sep 15,2020
  • Tianjin Air Cargo takes delivery of B737 from Spectre

    TianjinAirCargohastakendeliveryofaBoeing737-700BDSFaircraftfromSpectreCargoSolutions,throughitsIrishentityNGFOverseasAircraftLtd. Thefreighterisonalong-termoperatingleasewithTianjinAirCargoandisthefirstBoeingfreighterofthetypetobedeliveredtoaChineseoperator. TianjinHaiteAircraftEngineering(HAITE)performedtheIAI737-700BDSFmodificationforSpectre;theaircraftisthefourth737-700BDSFreceivedbythelessor.Beforeconversion,theaircrafthadbeenoperatedbyXiamenAirlinessince1998.TogetherwithTJAC’sSpectre-leased737-800BCF,thislatestdeliverybringsTJAC’sfleettofourBoeingfreighters. Spectre’sprogramhasproduced737NGfreightersatfourinternationalsitestodate,andexpectstoconsumeallofitsexclusivecapacitycommittedtoSpectreunderitslaunchcustomeragreementwithIAI. SpectrehasanumberoffreightersinvaryingstagesofproductionandwilltakedeliveryofatleastfiveBoeing737-800freightersandone737-700freighteroverthenextseveralmonths,bringingitsdeliveredtotaltosixteen737NGfreighters. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA& ChengduShuangliuDistrictGovernment,organizedby ChengduShuangliuDistrictAviationEconomicBureau,COMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines, Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited, COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd & Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Sep 15,2020
  • Honeywell Gains FAA Nod for 3D-printed Flight-critical Part

    HoneywellpavednewgroundinadditivemanufacturingwithitsfirstFAAapprovalofaflight-criticalenginepart.Thepart,the#4/5bearinghousing,isastructuralcomponentfortheATF3-6turbofanusedontheDassaultFalcon20GmaritimepatrolaircraftoperatedbytheFrenchNavy. HoneywellhasreceiveditsfirstFAAapprovalforaflight-criticalenginepartproducedthroughadditivemanufacturing,markingastepforwardintherapidlyadvancingfieldof3Dprinting. Thepart,the#4/5bearinghousing,isastructuralcomponentfortheATF3-6turbofanthatpowerstheDassaultFalcon20GmaritimepatrolaircraftoperatedbytheFrenchNavy.TheATF3-6enginewascertifiedin1967,andonlyaboutadozenarestillflying,makingpartssourcingdifficult. Complicatingmatters,Honeywellsaid,isthatproductionofthe#4/5bearinghousing throughtraditionalmeansisacomplicatedprocess, requiringexpensive specialtytoolsandmolds.Thisdrivesupthecost ofreplacement,particularlygiventheloworderquantities. Additivemanufacturing,however,enablespartstobemademorequicklyandinsmallerquantities,withouttheneedforexpensivetools.Honeywell’sprocessinvolvestheuseofalaserthatfuseslayersofpowderedmetalintothepartform. “Thoughtherearen’tmanyinservice,Honeywellisresponsibleforsupportingandmaintainingtheseengines.Wehadtofindawaytoaddressthesesupply-chainissuesandkeeptheseaircraftflying,”saidJonHobgood,v-pofmanufacturingengineeringforHoneywellAerospace.“Wewereabletouseourexpertiseinadditivemanufacturingtoproducethequalifiedpartmuchfaster,reducingourleadtimefromapproximatelytwoyearstotwoweeks.” Becausethe#4/5bearinghousingisconsidered“safety-critical”or“flight-critical”fromaregulatorystandpoint,itmustalwaysfunctionproperlyandmustbeapprovedbyregulatoryorganizations. TheFAAhasexpandeditsregulatoryandresearcheffortsintheareaofadditivemanufacturingandhasworkedwithHoneywellonthedevelopmentandcertificationofmultiplecomponents.Honeywellsaidthiscollaborationenabledtheapprovaloftheflight-criticalcomponentthroughdelegatedauthority. “ThisisamajormilestoneforHoneywell becauseitdemonstratesthematurityofouradditivemanufacturingoperationsandpavesthewayforustoprintmorecertified flight-criticalparts,”Hobgoodadded.“Italsoisamajorwinfortheadditiveindustry,asflight-criticalpartsfaceheavyscrutinyandhighstandardsforqualificationandinstallationonaircraft,butthisshowsitcanbedone.” Withtheapprovalinhand,Honeywellissteppingupproductionofthehousing,anticipatingthecompletionofdozensbyyear-end. Honeywellbeganexploringadditivemanufacturingin2007throughitslabinPhoenixandhassinceproducedhundredsofaircraftcomponents.Ithasfurther expandedthoseeffortstooperationsinChina,Europe,India,andtheU.S. Theapplicationofadditivemanufacturingtechnologyinaviationmanufacturingindustryisofgreatsignificance.Additivemanufacturingcanmakepartsfasterandinsmallerquantitieswithouttheneedforexpensivetools,whichnotonlyreducesthemanufacturingtime,butalsoreducesthecostandultimatelyimprovestheoverallefficiency.Underthisbackground,the10thChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-Shanghai,TianmuLakewillbeheldonOctober28th-29th,inLiyangCity,JiangsuProvince,China.RelyingonCOMACandbasedontheYangtzeRiverDeltaregion,theconferencewillfocusonthedesign,manufacturing,production,testingandrecyclingoftheaviationindustry,andexchangeandsharetechnologiesandtopicsinanall-roundway.Ifyouareinterested,youaremorethanwelcometoparticipate. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 28,2020
  • Rolls-Royce LibertyWorks Completes Core Test for Small Engine

    Rolls-RoyceLibertyWorkshascompletedrigtestingonanewcoredesignforasmallengine,successfullyexecutingarapidprototypingplanfromdesigntotestinunderayear.   Theprototypeenginecorewasdesignedforlimited-lifeapplicationswithakeyfocusonlowcost.TheLibertyWorksteamtookaninnovativeapproachtoreducingcostatthecomponentlevelanddemonstratedtheabilitytoreducepartcountbyutilizing21st centurytechnologiessuchasadditivelayermanufacturing.   JohnKusnierek,Rolls-RoyceLibertyWorks,SeniorVicePresident,Research&Technology,said,“Thesesuccessfulenginetestsdemonstratetheimportanceofanadaptableandscalableapproachtosmallengines,allowingforcostreductionacrossmultipleenginesolutions.Thisapproachwasimplementedinthesmallenginedemonstratorandallowsforrapidfuturegrowthofthatcore.Successfultestingprovidesafoundationforfuturesmallenginedemonstratorstargetedatmeetingtheuniquechallengesofthelimitedlifepropulsionmarket.”   LibertyWorksalsoevaluatedandidentifiedareaswherenon-traditionalmaterialscouldbesubstitutedtoachievelowercomponentcosts,whilestillmeetingrequirements.LibertyWorksengagedanall-U.S.supplychainaswellassmallbusinessestosourcetheenginecomponents.   Thesmallenginedemonstrationalsoservesasatooltobaselineanalyticaltoolsandmodels,whichwillallowforshorteneddesigntimeonfuturesmallenginesolutions.Thecoreenginehardwarehasbeentestedandcannowbeutilizedtodemonstratefuturetechnologyinsertionsthatdeliveradditionalcostreductions,performanceimprovements,ornewcapabilities.   LibertyWorksisanadvancedtechnologyandresearchorganizationbasedatRolls-RoyceinIndianapolis,US.LibertyWorksdevelopstechnologyfortheDepartmentofDefense,NASA,DARPA,andothergovernmententities,aswellasthemajorU.S.airframecompanies.   Rolls-RoyceNorthAmericaInc.,headquarterednearWashington,D.C.,hasemployeesbasedat27locationsliterallycoasttocoastacrosstheU.S.Thecompanydesigns,develops,manufacturesandservicesenginesandpropulsionsystemsforaircraft,shipsandpowergeneration.TheU.S.AirForce,Navy,Marines,ArmyandCoastGuardalloperateaircraftorshipswithRolls-Royceenginesorpropulsionsystems.   ReducingthenumberofpartsandcontinuouslyimprovingtheuseofnewmaterialsforaviationisnecessaryforboththemainOEMandtheairlinetoreducethecostofaero-enginemanufacturingandaircraftuse.Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020 willbeheldonOctober15th -16th,inShenyangCity,inChina.Theforumnotonlyfocusedondomesticenginehostunits,butalsoinvitedseveralacademiciansoftheChineseAcademyofEngineeringtomakereportsonthefirstday,sharinganddiscussingabouttheresearchanddevelopmentofgasturbineengineanditssimulationtechnology. Ifyouareinterestedinthis,youaremorethanwelcometojoinus.   Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 28,2020
  • Van Horn Aviation Receives STC/PMA on 206B V2 Main Blades

    VanHornAviation(VHA)hasreceivedFederalAviationAdministration(FAA)SupplementalTypeCertification/PartsManufacturerApproval(STC/PMA)onitsupdatedcompositemainrotorbladesfortheBell206BJetRangerhelicopter. TheVHA206BVersion2mainrotorbladescontaindifferentcarbonfiberplycountsandorientationsthantheoriginalVHA206Bmainrotorblades.This“softens”thebladestomimictherideandfeelofmetal bladeswhilemaintainingtheincreasedperformanceofcompositeblades. “We’vebeenflyingthesebladesonourJetRangerforseveralmonthsnow,completingcertificationflights,photoshoots,andlongmulti-statecross-countries,”saidVHACEOJamesVanHorn.“Therideisabout assmoothasaJetRangercanget,andyetyoucanfeeltheincreasedresponsiveness.WiththenewVersion2blades,theJetRangerhandleslikeasportscar.” TheVHA206BVersion2mainrotorbladesfeaturecorrosionresistantcarbonfiberskinandspars,anefficientNASA-designedlaminar-flowairfoil,taperedtip,andstainlesssteel/nickelabrasionstripsalong theentirelengthoftheleadingedge.Availabledirectlyfromthecompanyanditsdistributors,theVHA206BVersion2mainrotorblades(partnumber20635000-501)canreplaceOEMmetalmainrotorbladespartnumbers206-010-200-133andup.Listpriceis $60,000perblade,withaservicelifeof10,000hours(doublethemetalblade)andnooverhaulsrequired. Underthisbackground,The4thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2020willbeheldonOctober29th,2020inJiangsuTianmuLake,China.TheforumwashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstituteandAVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtd,co-organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonmanufacturingandoperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 31,2020
  • In Recovering Market, Ameco Continues Progress On Several Fronts

    BylateJuly,Chinesedomesticflightstoodatabout10,000perday,versusroughly2,000perdayatthedepthoftheviruscrisis,accordingtoRadarBox. ThoughChina’sinternationalflyinghasnotrecoveredasstronglyasdomesticoperations,theincreaseinaircraftmovementsmeansastrongrecoveryindemandformaintenance,whichinturnisenablingChineseMROstoenhanceservices. OneofthesecompaniesmakingprogressisBeijing-basedAmeco,whichsawencouragingsignsonseveralfronts.First,theMROcompleteditsfirstinspectionofTrent1000intermediate-pressurecompressorrotors1and2underremoteguidanceformexpertsatRolls-Royce. SinceBoeing787swerefirstputintoservicewithAirChina,co-ownerofAmeco,theseinspectionshavealwaysbeenprovidedbyaRollson-wingsupportteam.Earlyin2020,duetotheoutbreakofCOVID-19,RollsofferedremotetechnicaltrainingtoAmecostaffandnowhasguidedthestaffindoingtheinspection.  Onamoremundanebutusefulfront,AmecohasalsodoneitsfirstfadingandpaintingofaBoeing777-300ER.Comparedwitha777-200,the-300is10meterslonger,anditspaintingarea200squaremeterslarger. Duetothesedifferencesinsizeanddifferencesinnose,mainlandinggearandengines,Ameco’sladdershadtobeadjusted.Itspaintingstaffworkedcloselywiththeengineeringdepartment,formulatedanewworkprocessandoptimizedproduction.TheMROexpectstopaintthreemore-300ERsthisyear. Lookingtothefuture,inearlyJuly,AmecocompletedalltasksforFAAmaintenancecertificateintegrationandobtainedanewairagencycertificatefromFAA. TheMROsaysthisisthefirstimportantmaintenancecertificateithasobtainedfrominternationalregulatorssinceitobtaineditsfirstmultiplecertificatesunificationcertificatefromtheCivilAviationAuthorityofChinainMay,2019. IttookayearandahalfforAmecotointegratetheFAAcertificateand,duetoCOVID-19,theMROhadtoadaptitsintegrationplan.TheFAAalsomadeadjustments,doingverificationauditsandreviewsofAmecocapabilitiesatBeijingandChengdubyremotevideo.AmecoexpectstheintegrationofitsFAAcertificatewillenableittofurtherexpanditsinternationalbusiness. Finally,inearlyJulyAmecolauncheditsnewSAPHANAsystem,aleadingdatabasemanagementsystemthatstoresandretrievesdataandcanperformadvancedanalytics,includingpredictiveanalytics,spatialdataprocessing,textanalytics,textsearch,streaminganalyticsandgraphdataprocessing. Theimplementationtookayearandahalfforpreparation,planning,systemdesign,development,implementation,processtestingandtraining.AmecoexpectsHANAwillimprovemanyaspectsofitscommercialandtechnicaloperations. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 28,2020
  • STR-SpeechTech to Deliver a Complex D-ATIS/D-VOLMET System to Support Future ATC Operations at Hong Kong International Airport

    STR-SpeechTechLtd.(STR)isproudtoannouncethatithasbeencontractedtosupplyitsindustry-leadingStarCasterⓇaviationbroadcastingplatformtofulfilltheneedforanewAutomaticTerminalInformationService(ATIS/VOLMET)attheHongKongInternationalAirport(HKIA).Thiscontractisacriticalcomponentoftheairport’sdevelopmentplantomeetfuturetrafficgrowththroughtheconstructionofanewrunwaytofacilitatetheoperationofaThree-runwaySystem(3RS)atHKIA. TheStarCastersolutionforHKIAconsolidatesbothATISandEn-routeATIS(alsoknownasVOLMET)intoasinglemodernandmaintainableplatform.ThesystemwillautomaticallyproduceandbroadcastseparateArrivalandDepartureATISmessagesondiscreteVHFfrequencies,eachcontainingcriticalinformationforpilots.ThiswillincludethelatestweatherobservationsandairportoperationalinformationaswellasICAO’snewGlobalReportingFormat(GRF)forrunwayconditions.Simultaneously,thesystemwillproduceandbroadcastanEn-routeATISmessage,bothcontinuouslyoverVHFandonascheduledbasisoverHF.ForboththeATISandEn-routeATISbroadcasts,StarCaster’sexclusiveText-to-Speech(TTS)technologywillbeutilizedtoconverttextualinformationintoavoicemessage(male&female)ofthehighest-qualitythatpilotscaneasilyunderstand.InadditiontotheATISandEn-routeATISvoicemessages,StarCasterwillautomaticallygenerateatextualcopyofthesemessages(D-ATIS/D-VOLMET)andtransmitthemuponrequesttoACARS-equippedaircraftthroughthedatalinkprovider’snetwork. TheStarCastersystemforHKIAinvolvesanintricateATIS/VOLMETsoftwareandhardwaredeploymenttobeimplementedandintegratedintoHKIAtoweroperations.ThesolutionwillbedeployedasasegregatedMainandFallbacksystem,eachofwhichutilizeahigh-availabilityvirtualizedenvironmentthatfacilitatesdatasharingandsynchronization.Thisconfigurationwillensurethecontinuityofsystemoperationseveninthecaseofmultiplefailuresorasignificantdisaster.StarCasterwillbeintegratedwithnolessthan13externalsystemsforthebi-directionalexchangeofbroadcastmessages(voice&text),weatherdata,systemperformanceandstatusinformation,statistics,andmore.Userswillinteractwiththesystemusingtheweb-basedStarCasterHumanMachineInterface(HMI)fromanyoftheplanned30dedicatedworkstationslocatedthroughouttheairportandairtrafficcontrolfacilities.Themajorityoftheseworkstationswillalsohaveaself-containedversionoftheStarCastersoftwareinstalled,whichwillallowbroadcastingoperationstocontinueintheveryunlikelycaseofatotalsystemfailure.Additionally,aTestandDevelopment(TDS)systemwillbeprovidedwhichwillmirrortheoperationalsystemandwhichcanbeusedforthetrainingofpersonnelandfortestingnewsoftwareorsystemconfigurationsovertheoperationallifespanofthesystem. Theprocessofputtinganewrunwayintooperationsatoneoftheworld’sbusiestinternationalairportsismultifaceted,andasaresulttheimplementationofStarCasterwillbeequallycomplex. “WearepleasedandexcitedtohavebeenselectedasthepreferredsupplierofD-ATISandD-VOLMETforHKIA,”saidCraigDickson(PresidentandCEOofSTR-SpeechTechLtd).“StarCaster’srenownedreliabilityandnaturalvoicequality,combinedwithitssecuretechnologyandflexibleplatform,contributeuniquelytoitscapabilitytomeetHKIA’scomplexrequirements.”  STRexpectstodeliveroneofthemostadvancedandintegratedD-ATIS/D-VOLMETsystemsavailable,whichisideallysuitedforHKIA’scurrentandfuturedemands. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviationwillbeheldonSeptember15th-16th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 31,2020
  • Micro Nav And ANWS Partnering For 3D ATC Simulation

    Source:MicroNav MicroNavdelivereda360°3DATCsimulatortoTaiwanAirNavigationandWeatherServices(ANWS),includingfullintegrationwiththeSaabIntegratedATCSuite(I-ATS)operationalsystem. SaabcontractedMicroNavtoprovidethe360°3DtowersimulatorforANWS,Taiwan’sANSP,includingatwo-yearwarrantyperiod.ThenewsimulatorwasrequiredtosupportthemovementofATCoperationsfromtheoldTaiwanTaoyuanInternationalAirporttower,tothenewtower.ThisincludedstimulatingthelatestSaabI-ATSsystem,allowingAirTrafficControllers(ATCOs)totrainonthenewsysteminahigh-fidelity,non-operationalenvironment. ThesolutionprovidesthecapabilitytoperformATCOtrainingontheSaabI-ATScontrollerworkingpositions,whilepresentingthesimulatedout-the-windowtowerview. MicroNav’sBeginningtoEndforSimulationandTraining(BEST)softwareprovidessimulatedtraffic,whileenablingpseudopilotstheabilitytocontrolaircraftandvehicles. “Sinceinstallation,thesimulatorhasalreadyproventobeinvaluable,enablingustofamiliariseourATCtraineeswithproceduresandtheoperationalenvironmenteasilyandswiftly,andstrengthenouroperationalATCOs’abilityandresponseinhandlingvariousscenariosincludingadverseweatherandemergencysituations.Wealsoutilisethesimulatorasameanstoassess,evaluateandrefineoperationalproceduresbeforeimplementation”,saidChenWen-Te,ChiefofTaipeiToweratANWS,Taiwan. Throughoutthewarrantyperiod,ANWSTaiwanhaveaccesstothehighestlevelofsupportandservicesfromourteamofexperts,plusadditionalproducttrainingcoursestomaximisetherangeoffeatures,aswellasaninvitationtotheannualuserevent. BESTisMicroNav’ssingle-solutionATCsimulator.ThedeliveredproductsincludeBESTTower,BEST3D,BESTLink,andBEST3DCreatetoenableANWSTaiwanstafftocreateandupdatetheirownairfields.The360°3DtowersolutionincludesMicroNav’saward-winningAutomaticDisplayAlignmentSystem(ADAS),whichalignstheprojecteddisplayautomatically,removingtheneedforthirdpartiesorspecialiststaff. RichardBonner,OperationsDirectoratMicroNav,said:“ItwasanabsolutepleasuretoworkwithANWSTaiwanandSaabonthisproject.Thelevelofcollaborationandprofessionalismthroughoutwasfantastic.” Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonSeptember15th -16th,2020 in Beijing,thesymposiumwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesymposiumwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 17,2020
  • In Recovering Market, Ameco Continues Progress on Several Fronts

    AspassengertrafficgraduallyincreasesinChina,MROsinthecountrysuchasAmecoareseeinganuptickinmaintenancework. Credit:AmecoBeijing BylateJuly,Chinesedomesticflightstoodatabout10,000perday,versusroughly2,000perdayatthedepthoftheviruscrisis,accordingtoRadarBox. ThoughChina’sinternationalflyinghasnotrecoveredasstronglyasdomesticoperations,theincreaseinaircraftmovementsmeansastrongrecoveryindemandformaintenance,whichinturnisenablingChineseMROstoenhanceservices. OneofthesecompaniesmakingprogressisBeijing-basedAmeco,whichsawencouragingsignsonseveralfronts.First,theMROcompleteditsfirstinspectionofTrent1000intermediate-pressurecompressorrotors1and2underremoteguidanceformexpertsatRolls-Royce. SinceBoeing787swerefirstputintoservicewithAirChina,co-ownerofAmeco,theseinspectionshavealwaysbeenprovidedbyaRollson-wingsupportteam.Earlyin2020,duetotheoutbreakofCOVID-19,RollsofferedremotetechnicaltrainingtoAmecostaffandnowhasguidedthestaffindoingtheinspection.  Onamoremundanebutusefulfront,AmecohasalsodoneitsfirstfadingandpaintingofaBoeing777-300ER.Comparedwitha777-200,the-300is10meterslonger,anditspaintingarea200squaremeterslarger. Duetothesedifferencesinsizeanddifferencesinnose,mainlandinggearandengines,Ameco’sladdershadtobeadjusted.Itspaintingstaffworkedcloselywiththeengineeringdepartment,formulatedanewworkprocessandoptimizedproduction.TheMROexpectstopaintthreemore-300ERsthisyear. Lookingtothefuture,inearlyJuly,AmecocompletedalltasksforFAAmaintenancecertificateintegrationandobtainedanewairagencycertificatefromFAA. TheMROsaysthisisthefirstimportantmaintenancecertificateithasobtainedfrominternationalregulatorssinceitobtaineditsfirstmultiplecertificatesunificationcertificatefromtheCivilAviationAuthorityofChinainMay,2019. IttookayearandahalfforAmecotointegratetheFAAcertificateand,duetoCOVID-19,theMROhadtoadaptitsintegrationplan.TheFAAalsomadeadjustments,doingverificationauditsandreviewsofAmecocapabilitiesatBeijingandChengdubyremotevideo.AmecoexpectstheintegrationofitsFAAcertificatewillenableittofurtherexpanditsinternationalbusiness. Finally,inearlyJulyAmecolauncheditsnewSAPHANAsystem,aleadingdatabasemanagementsystemthatstoresandretrievesdataandcanperformadvancedanalytics,includingpredictiveanalytics,spatialdataprocessing,textanalytics,textsearch,streaminganalyticsandgraphdataprocessing. Theimplementationtookayearandahalfforpreparation,planning,systemdesign,development,implementation,processtestingandtraining.AmecoexpectsHANAwillimprovemanyaspectsofitscommercialandtechnicaloperations. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 17,2020
  • 2016 Engine Failure Prompts Study of ‘High-energy’ Engine Parts, GE Enhances Inspections

    TheUSaerospaceindustry’stradegrouphascommencedastudyintothedurabilityofrotatingturbofancomponentsattherequestoftheFederalAviationAdministration.   ThestudyfollowsanFAArequeststemmingfromthe2016uncontainedfailureofaGEAviationCF6turbofanonanAmericanAirlinesBoeing767.Investigatorstracedthatfailuretofatiguecrackingofadisk.   Asthestudyprogresses,GEsaysithaslauncheditsownenhancedengineinspectionprogramme.   Morebroadly,inrecentyearstheindustry,regulatorsandsafetyexpertshavesoughttoaddressconcernaboutenginefailuresprecipitatedbyundetectedcracksinlife-limitedcomponents.   Regulationsrequireoperatorstoreplacelife-limitedcomponents,whichincludehigh-stressrotatingparts,whentheyreachadesignatedservicelife.   Fatiguecrackinghasbeentracedtoseveralotherrecentenginefailures,includinga2018SouthwestAirlinesincidentthatkilledonepassenger.Thatfailureinvolvedafanblade.   TradegroupAerospaceIndustriesAssociation(AIA)confirmstoFlightGlobalithascommencedastudythatwillexaminethedurabilityofrotatingenginecomponents.   Atleastoneenginemaker–GEAviation–hastakenasteponitsown,havinglaunchedanew“EnhancedLife-LimitedPartInspectionProgram”.   AIAdeclinestosaywhenitbeganthestudyorwhenitsreviewmightconclude.Thegroupdoesnotprovideadditionalinformation.   Ina2018letter,theFAArequestedtheAIA’shelpinidentifyingmeanstoimproveinspectionsofnewandin-servicerotatingengineparts,including“criticalhigh-energy,life-limitedrotatingpartsforallengines.”.   Theconclusions,thelettersays,couldincluderecommendationsand“industry-level”participation.   TheFAA’srequestcameinresponsetotheNationalTransportationSafetyBoard’s(NTSB)reportintothe2016American767incident.Oneofthataircraft’sCF6-80turbofanssufferedfailureofa“high-pressurecompressorstagetwodisk”dueto“low-cyclefatiguecracks”,theNTSBfound.    ThefailureoccurredonthegroundatChicagoduringtheaircraft’stake-offroll,ledtoafireandsubstantiallydamagedtheaircraft.Duringevacuation,21peoplewereinjured,oneseriously,accordingtotheNTSB’sreport.   TheFAAdidnotimmediatelyprovidemoreinformationaboutthestudyitrequestedfromAIA.   GESTEPSUPINSPECTIONS   EnginemakerGEsaysitisalreadyimprovinginspections,havingrolledoutan“EnhancedLife-LimitedPartInspectionProgram.”   ThecompanysaystheeffortisunrelatedtotwoSouthwestincidentsinvolvingCFMInternationalCFM56turbofanfailures.CFMisjointlyownedbyGEandSafranAircraftEngines.   “Webelievetherecommendationsfrom[theAIA]studywillbeadoptedindustry-wide,”GEsays.“Asanindustryleader,GEhaselectedtodeveloptheseenhancedinspectionsaheadofanypotentialdirectives.”   GE’snewinspectionprotocolsapplyto“life-limited,high-energyrotatingdisks”inCF6sandCFM56s,andGEnx,whichpower787sand747-8s.   “Theinitialfocushasbeenhigh-pressureturbinedisksandcompressorspools,”GEsays.   Theenhancedinspectionswilltakeplaceduringengineoverhaulsandinclude“eddy-currentorborescope-fluorescentpenetrantinspectionsofspoolcavities”.Theywillalsoinclude“immersionultrasonic”inspectionsofhigh-pressureturbinedisks,fandisksandforwardouterseals,GEsays.   “Technologieshavechangedovertheyearsandourunderstandingofourpartshasimproved,”saystheenginemaker.“Thisenablesustodevelopenhancedinspectionswhichwillimprovethelong-termreliabilityofourproducts.”   AffectedGEandCFMengineswillundergoenhancedinspectionsduringoverhaulswithnochangestomaintenanceintervals,saysGE.Thecompanyisalsoperformingtheenhancedinspectionsonnew-builtengines.   Severalotherturbofanshavesufferedfailuresduetofatiguecracksinrecentyears.   ThoseincludetwoinflightCFM56failuresonSouthwestBoeing737-700s–oneeachin2016and2018. Fanbladefailuresduetofatiguecrackscausedtheincidents,theNTSBfound.   The2018failurekilledonepassengerwhowaspartiallysuckedoutawindowthathadbeenbrokenbyfancowldebrisfollowingthefanbladefailure,theNTSBhassaid.    Followingthatincident,theNTSBrequiredmoreCFM56inspectionsandurgedtheFAAtomandatethat“airplaneandenginemanufacturersworkcollaboratively”tostudyfanbladefailuresandimprovedesigns,saystheaccidentreport.BoeingalsopledgedtoredesigntheCFM56’scowltoimproveintegrity.   Additionally,aUnitedAirlines777’sPratt&WhitneyPW4077turbofanfailedoverthePacificOceanin2018duetoabladecrackcausedbylow-cyclefatigue. TheFAAhastakenotherstepstoaddresssuchfailures.   Aproposedordermadepublicon12Augustwouldrequireoperatorsremovesomehigh-pressureturbinerotorstagetwodisksandcompressordischargesealsinGE90s.Themovefollowsreportsofanomaliesnotdetectedduringmanufacturingthatcouldcauseuncontainedfailures,theproposalsays.   GEtellsFlightGlobalitisconfirmingthat“materialpropertiesofthesepartsmeetourstringentspecifications”.   “Therehavebeennofindingsinfinishedparts,andtheproposedremovalthresholdwillnotrequireanyimmediateaction,”itadds.   Also,inJunetheFAAproposedrequiringultrasonicinspectionsofGEnxhigh-pressureturbinerotorstagetwodisks.Theissue,whichGEalsoaddressedwithadditionalinspections,cametolightaftera“subsurfaceanomalywasfoundinanearly-production”disk,saystheproposedrule.   Understandthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willheldonOctober15th -16th,inShenyang,China.Theforumwillfocusonsimulationtechnologytodiscussthecurrentsituationanddevelopmentofaero-engineandgasturbinetechnology.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 17,2020
  • Unlocking Industry 4.0: Understanding IoT in The Age of 5G

    TheInternetofThings(IoT)willimpactvirtuallyallindustriesbutnonemoresothanmanufacturing.Infact,IoT—withitspotentialtotransformtraditionallylinearsystemsintodynamicandinterconnectedones—maybethebiggestdriverofchangeinfactoriesandotherfacilities.   Asinothersectors,IoTandindustrialIoT(IIoT)endeavorsinmanufacturingaremadepossiblebywirelessconnectivityandthetechnologiesthatsupportit.Today,IoTdependsonlowpowerandlongrange,whichthe Narrowband(NB)standard addresses.NBconnectionscansupportahostofIoTusecases,includingeventdetectors,smartgarbagebins,andsmartmetering.Industrialapplicationsincludeassettracking,logisticstracking,machinemonitoring,andmanyothers. Butasnationwide5Gconnectivitycontinuestobebuiltout,anentirelynewlevelofspeed,efficiency,andperformancewillhelpunlocknewIoTusecases.   5Gwillbeneededforhigherdataratetransmissionsandultra-lowlatencyneeds.Infact,a2020 reportfromBloorResearch notesthatthefutureof5G,edgecomputing,andIoTtogetherarekeyenablersforIndustry4.0.   The IIoTmarket,forinstance, isforecastedtogrowfrom$68.8billionin2019to$98.2billionby2024, accordingtoa reportfromMarketsandMarkets.AmongthemajorfactorsexpectedtodrivetheIIoTmarket?Moreadvancedsemiconductorandelectronicdevices,andhigheruseofcloudcomputingplatforms—bothofwhichthe5Geraisslatedtodrive.   Ontheotherhand,accordingtotheBloorResearchreport,without5GtherewillbesignificantnetworkgapstoenablingIndustry4.0—notonlyinprovidingconnectivityforthebillionsofIoTdevices,butalsointransferringandprocessingthehugevolumesofdatathatwillbegenerated.   Thechallengeisnotjustaboutbandwidth.DifferentIoTsystemswillhavedifferentnetworkrequirements.Somedeviceswilldemandabsolutereliabilitywherelowlatencywillbecritical,whileotherusecaseswillseenetworkshavingtocopewithamuchhigherdensityofconnecteddevicesthanwe’vepreviouslyseen.   Forexample,withinaproductionplant,onedaysimplesensorsmightcollectandstoredataandcommunicatetoagatewaydevicethatcontainsapplicationlogic.Inotherscenarios,IoTsensordatamightneedtobecollectedinreal-timefromsensors,RFIDtags,trackingdevices,evenmobilephonesacrossawiderareavia5Gprotocols.   Bottomline:Future5GnetworkscouldhelpenableanumberofIoTandIIoTusecasesandbenefitsinthemanufacturingindustry.Lookingahead,don’tbesurprisedifyouseethesefiveusecasestransformwithstrong,reliableconnectivityfrom multi-spectrum5Gnetworks currentlybeingbuiltandtheintroductionofcompatibledevices.   VisibilityofProductionAssets   WithIoT/IIoT,manufacturerscouldconnectproductionequipmentandothermachines,tools,andassetsinfactoriesandwarehouses,providingmanagersandengineerswithmorevisibilityintoproductionoperationsandanyissuesthatmightarise.   Assettracking—theabilitytoeasilylocateandmonitorkeycomponentsofaproductionfacility—isakeycapabilityofIoT.Onthehorizon,companieswouldbeabletoautomaticallytrackpartsastheymovethroughtheassemblyprocessusingsmartsensors.Plantmanagerscouldgainareal-timeviewofproductionoutputbyconnectingtoolsusedbyoperatorswithanymachinesusedinproduction.   ManufacturerscouldleveragethesegreaterlevelsofvisibilitywithinplantstoquicklyidentifyandresolvebottlenecksthroughtheuseofdashboardswiththelatestIoT-generateddata,helpingtoleadtofasterandhigherqualityproduction.   PredictiveMaintenance   Ensuringthatfactoryequipmentandotherassetsareingoodworkingorderisamajorpriorityformanufacturers.Amalfunctioncanleadtosignificantdelaysinproduction,whichcaninturnresultinheavylossesforunexpectedequipmentrepairorreplacementaswellas unhappycustomersduetodelayedorevencanceledorders.Keepingmachinesrunningcanmeansignificantreductionsinoperatingexpensesandsmootherproductionprocesses.   BydeployingwirelesssensorsonmachinesthroughoutafactoryandthenconnectingthosetotheInternet,managerswouldbeabletodetectwhenacertainpieceofequipmentisbeginningtomalfunctionwellbeforeitactuallydoes.   EmergingIoTsystemssupportedbywirelesstechnologycouldsensewarningsignsinequipmentandsenddatatomaintenancestaffsotheycouldproactivelyrepairequipment—thusavoidingmajordelaysandcosts.Inaddition,manufacturerscouldrealizebenefitssuchaspotentiallysaferplantenvironmentsandincreasedequipmentlifetime.   ImprovedProductQuality   Imaginethecontinuousmonitoringofproductsthroughthebuildingcycle,madepossiblebyhavingenvironmentalsensorssendbackdataaboutconditionscriticalforhighquality,couldhelpmanufacturersbuildbetterqualitygoods.   Sensorscouldalertshopsupervisorswheneverqualitythresholdsarereachedorwhenconditionssuchasairtemperatureorhumidityarenotoptimalforproductionofproductssuchasfoodsorpharmaceuticals.   DigitalTwins   EmergingIoTwillmakeitpossibleformanufacturerstocreatedigitaltwins—virtualreplicasofphysicaldevicesorproductsthatmanufacturerscouldusetorunsimulationsbeforetheyactuallybuildanddeploythedevices.Becauseofthecontinuousstreamsofreal-timedataprovidedbyIoT,manufacturerscouldpotentiallycreateadigitaltwinofessentiallyanytypeofproduct,whichwouldallowthemtodetectflawssoonerandpredictoutcomesmoreaccurately.   Thatcouldleadtohigher-qualityproducts,aswellasreducedcostsinnothavingtorecallproductsoncetheyhavebeenshipped.Datacollectedfromthedigitalreplicaswouldletmanagersanalyzehowwellsystemsareworkingundervariousconditionsinthefield.   Witharangeofpotentialapplications,eachofthesefiveprospectiveusecasescouldrevolutionizemuchofthemanufacturingsector.InordertorealizethefullpromiseofIndustry4.0,technologyleaderswithinmanufacturingwillneedtounderstandthekeychallengesIoTwillbringandhowthefutureof5Gcanaddressthem.   COMAChasalreadycarriedoutpreliminaryworkinthefieldof5Gintelligentmanufacturing,andhasrealizedtheapplicationofsometechnologies.Includingintelligentlogistics,digitalinspectionsystems,toolinginterconnectiontechnology,andCNCintelligentproductionlines.Thenext10yearswillbeacrucialperiodforacceleratingtherapiddevelopmentofChina’saviationindustryandacrucialperiodforrealizingleapfrogdevelopmentoftheaviationindustry.   Underthisbackground,the10th ChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-Shanghai,TianmuLakeonOctober28th -29th,inLiyangcity,JiangsuProvince,China.Wewelcomeyourparticipation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarkeing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 17,2020
  • QinetiQ Contract With Castle Air to Operate New Airbus H145

    QinetiQhasboughtanewAirbusH145fortheLTPA(LongTermPartneringAgreement)RangeHelicopterServicethatcoverstheUKMinistryofDefenceBUTEC(BritishUnderwaterTest&EvaluationCentre)andHebridessitesinNorthWestScotland. The LTPA isa25-yearcontractbetweentheUKMinistryofDefenceandQinetiQtodeliverTest&Evaluation(T&E)andTrainingSupportServicestotheUKArmedForces. InMarch2019anamendmenttothecontractwassignedsecuringtheprovisionofTest&Evaluationuntil31March2028. ThehelicopterserviceprovidesatransportandsupplylineforcriticalMODprogrammesincludingtheContinuousAtSeaDeterrentandtheferryingofkeyrangeoperatorstotheirremotelocationsontheApplecross peninsula, Ronaisland andSt.Kilda. Theintroductionofanewaircraftfortheservicewillextendservicecapabilitiessignificantlyandisexpectedtodelivernotableoperationalefficiencies. Thisisachangeofapproachforthecompany,whichpreviouslyhiredinaircraft fromcharteroperators. QinetiQ’sAirTestandEvaluation Capability teamhasbeenworkingwith Airbus HelicoptersUK toundertakeinterimaircraftacceptanceandcompleteanumberofmodificationsandenhancedsafetyfeatures.  FinalpreparationsandtestingarenowunderwaytoensurethenewaircraftmeetsallprojectedLTPArequirementspriortoentryintoservicein late2020.RangespecialistsatMODBUTECandHebrideshavebeenworking withtheproject teams tocompletethetestingandacceptanceprogramme anddeliveraseamlessentryintoserviceofthenewH145. “InviewofthecriticalnatureoftheRangeHelicopterService,everyonehaspulledoutallofthestopstocompletetheacquisitionofthenewhelicopterwithinaverychallengingtimeframe,despitetherestrictionsposedbythe#COVID19lockdown,” saysQinetiQ’sProjectManager,DonaldLundie.  “Thisisasignificantprogrammeinmanyrespectsasthecapabilitygainsandserviceenhancementsprovidedbythenewhelicopterwillbematchedwithsignificantcostsavingsandoperationalefficiencies.SuchoutcomesarefullyalignedwithourkeyobjectivestomoderniseanddevelopcapabilitieswhilealsoensuringvalueformoneyfortheBritishtaxpayer.” QinetiQhasenteredintoacontractwithCastleAirtooperateandmaintainthehelicopter,includingtheprovisionofanotheraircrafttocovermaintenancedown-time. Flyingisexpectedtocover400 hours ayearacross800sorties. ThehelicopterwillbebasedattheexistingQinetiQ-runMODBUTECbaseatKyleofLockhalsh. CastleAiralreadyworkswithQinetiQinmaintainingtwoLeonardoAW109sandfourAirbusH125swhicharebasedatBoscombeDownandflownfortheEmpireTestPilotSchool. Underthisbackground,The4thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2020willbeheldonOctober29th,2020inJiangsuTianmuLake,China.TheforumwashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstituteandAVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtd,co-organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Theforumwillmainlyfocusonmanufacturingandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 17,2020
  • PASSUR and Aireon Join Hands for Smarter Digital Technology

    PASSURandAireonhavesignedanagreementtointegrateAireon’sglobal,gate-to-gateADS-Bdataset,intoPASSUR’sAR\VAplatform.ThisintegrationwillbethefirsttofeatureAireon’sairtrafficservice(ATS)surveillance-qualitydatafeedincludinghigh-fidelity,lowlatencyairportsurfacesurveillanceandglobalInternationalCivilAviationOrganization(ICAO)compliantflighttrackingonPASSUR’sAR\VAplatform.ThepartnershipwillalsopowerPASSUR’spredictivearrivaltimes(ETA)andconstraintforecastingservices,deliveringadvanceddisruptionmanagement,aswellasPASSUR’suniquecollaborativeairfieldmanagementsolutions,toanyairline,airport,orbusinessaviationserviceproviderglobally. “ThecombinationofAireon’sspace-basedADS-Bdata,includingitsnewestsurfacesurveillancedataset,withPASSUR’sadvanceddecisionsupport,expandsourabilitytodeliveractionableautomation,drivenbymachinelearningandartificialintelligence—withaclearpathtoreturnoninvestment,”saidBrianCook,PresidentandCEOofPASSURAerospace.“Withourcurrentindustryconditions,itismoreimportantthanevertomakesmarttechnologyinvestmentsthatreducecostsandcompensateforlostexpertise.” “Aireon’sglobalairtrafficsurveillancedatawillnowbeexpandedtoincludeairportsurfacedata.Withitsgate-to-gate,high-fidelitycoverage,AireondatawillenablePASSURproductstofacilitatemoreaccurateandactionabledecision-supportandprovideagreaterlevelofpredictioncapabilities,”saidCyrielKronenburg,VicePresidentofAviationServicesatAireon.“WearedelightedtopartnerwithPASSURtoofferenhancedairfieldmanagementsolutionstoairportsandairlines,aswellairspaceoptimizationsolutions.Transparencyandpredictionaretwoofthemajorcommondenominatorsinprovidinghighlyaccurateairtrafficmanagementproducts.” PASSURAR\VAisasingleplatform,cloudbasedsolution,availableacrossmultipledevicesanddeliversgreaterefficiencyinairlineandairportoperationsmanagement,resourceutilizationandimprovedthroughputthroughindustry-leadingflighttrajectoryforecastingtechnology;advancedpredictabilityinairlinedemandandairtraffic/airportcapacity;collaborativeairfieldtrafficworkflow;andoperationaldisruptionalertingandresolution. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonSeptember15th -16th,2020 in Beijing,thesymposiumwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesymposiumwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 29,2020
  • EASA Certifies Garmin G3X Touch

    Garmin's10.6-inch(left)and7-inch(right)G3XTouchdisplaysinstalledinaGrummanTiger. Europe-basedownersofcertifiedsingle-engineaircraftcannowinstallGarmin’sG3XTouchintheiraircraft,thankstoEASA’scertificationofthedisplays.G3XTouchdisplayscomeinseven-and10.6-inchsizesandcanbeinstalledasdualseven-inchor10.6-inchdisplays,acombinationofeachsize,orsingledisplays.PricesforcertifiedG3XTouchstartat$7,995fortheseven-inchdisplayand$9,995forthe10.6-inchdisplay,whichincludesthesupplementaltypecertificate. G3XTouchofferssyntheticvisionasstandardaswellasverticalnavigation.AlsoavailableisGarminConnextforwirelessflightplantransferandsharingweather,traffic,andbackupattitudeinformationwithcompatiblemobiledevices. WheninstalledwithGarmin’sGFC500autopilot,G3XTouchprovidestheattitudesource,andaseparateG5electronicflightinstrumentisn’trequired.WiththeGFC500pairedwiththeG3XTouch,pilotscanflyautopilot-coupledIFRapproaches,coupledvisualapproaches,andfullycoupledgo-arounds.ThisalsorequirestheinstallationofaGarminGPS175,GNC355,GNX375,orGTNseriesnavigator. ToprovideasuitablebackupfortheG3XTouch,theG5canservethisfunction.TheGFC500autopilotworkswitheitherunitandpickswhichoneisthebestsourceifthereisamiscompare. G3XTouchiscompatible withvariousaudiopanels,includingGarmin’sGMA345and342,anditcanalsocontroltwocommradios.Forpistonenginesuptosixcylinders,G3XTouchcandisplayengineandfuelinformationwhenpairedwiththeGEA24engineinterfacemodule. Inavionics,thedisplayscreenACTSlikeaneye,helpingthepilotunderstandeverythinginsideandoutsidetheplane.Moreconvenient,moreclear,morecomprehensiveaircraftdisplayisalsothegoalofdevelopment. Underthisbackground,the9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum(CAIF)willbeheldonAugust12th-13th,inShanghai.CAIFhasbeenheldsuccessfullyforeighttimes,thisforum’sthemeisSafety,Reliability,InnovationandDevelopment.WearecommittedtobuildingtheforumintoaprofessionalavionicsindustrydiscussandcommunicateplatforminChinaandeveninAsia.Lookingforwardtoyourparticipation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jul 29,2020
  • GATES to Add Infrastructural & Technological Upgrade to its Test Cell Operations

    TheengineheavymaintenanceunitofGATelesis,GATelesisEngineServices(GATES)hasrecentlyannouncedasignificantcapitalexpendituretoupgradeitstestcelloperationtothehigheststandardsandtechnologyavailable.ThenewupgradewillprovidethecompanywiththemostrobustandmoderntestcellinmainlandEuropeandcaneasilytransitiontowardstestingthelatesttechnologyengines. GATESandMDSGasTurbineEngineSolutionshavepartneredtoengineerandinstallthetestcellforcompletionbytheendof2020.MDSiswidelyknownasaleaderinthemarketandhasprovidedtestcellstoPratt&Whitney,Siemens,andRolls-Royce.Thenewfacilitywillincludemajorinfrastructureupgradesaswell. TheselectionprocessfocusedonfindingapartnerandasolutionthatwouldensurethefuturegrowthofGATESbyofferingincreasedproductivity,increaseddataanalysis,andtestingcapabilitiesforthenewesttechnologyengines.“WeendedupselectingMDSasapartneraftertheteamwentthrougharigorousselectionprocesswiththeleadingtestcellvendors,”saidCarstenHolm,ChiefOperatingOfficer,GATES.“ThesolutionMDSofferedwillinstantlydoubleourtestcapacitybyautomatingmajorpartsofthetestprocedureandsimultaneouslyallowingthetestcelloperatortocaptureandanalyzevastamountsofreal-timedata,”addedHolm. Thisinvestmentintothestate-of-the-arttestcellisthelatestactionintheirstrategyinbecomingthefirstchoiceengineMROinEurope.Thecompany’spersonnelgrowthhasbeendouble-digitforthepastseveralyearsandwillcontinueforthenextfourtofiveyears.GATESisalsoaddingnewengineinductionslotseverymonthtomeettheincreasingmarketdemand. Earlierthismonth,GATESannouncedtheopeningofSPAH,it’sSpecialProceduresAero-EngineHospitalwithrepaircapabilitiesforCF6-80C2B,CFM56-5BandCFM56-7Bengines. Inordernottodamagethestructureandsurfacelayer,nondestructivetestingbecomesthefirstchoiceinthemaintenanceofaero-engineduetoitscomplexstructure.Andmoreandmoretechnologiesaregraduallytransformedfrommanualoperationtomachineoperation,amongwhichsimulationtechnologyplaysaveryindispensablerole. Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShenyang,China.Thisforumwillmainlydiscussandexchangeabouttheapplicationandfar-reachinginfluenceofsimulationtechnologyinaero-engineandgasturbineengine.Youarewelcometojoinus. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jul 29,2020
  • China's Comac Gets a Chance to Narrow Gap With Airbus and Boeing

    The coronaviruspandemic hasupendedtheboominglobalairtravelthatfueledthefortunesofBoeingCo.andAirbusSEoverthepasttwodecades.Butastheyloseordersandcutstaff,theChineseaerospacecompanyhopingtochallengethemisseeinganopening. OnJuly10,AirChinaFlight1109tookofffromBeijingforacityinInnerMongolia,thefirsttimethecountry’sflagcarrierflewaplanemadebyCommercialAircraftCorp.ofChina(knownasComac),thestate-ownedmanufacturerthatuntilthenhadonlymanagedtoprovideplanestothird-tiercarrierssuchasGenghisKhanAirlines.ChinaSouthernAirlinesintroducedaComacaircraftafewdayslater. WithCovid-19 paralyzingairtravel andtensionsrisingbetweenChinaandtheWestoverissuesincluding HongKong’sdemocracymovement,state-backedComacmayfinallyhaveanopportunitytostartnarrowingthegapwithWesternmanufacturers,whichhaveseentheirfinances pummeled duringthepandemic. Thecoronaviruscrisis“couldbeoneofthosethingsthatalterstheplayingfieldsubstantially,”saysRobertSpingarn,ananalystwithCreditSuisseGroupAG.“Whileaerospacecompaniesarebusyputtingoutthefiresoftoday,somebodyelsewhodoesn’thavethoseconcernsandisunderlesspressuremaybeabletomakesomethinghappen.” ComacispartofChina’sstrategytobecome moreself-sufficient ineverythingfromsemiconductorstosatellites.Thecountrywillneedtobuy$1.3trillionofplanesovertwodecades,accordingtoa2018forecastbyComac,whichisconductingtestflightsforitssingle-aisleC919,designedtorivaltheBoeing737andAirbusA320,andisinearly-stagedevelopmentofawidebodyjetwithaRussiancompany. Fornow,Comac’sonlyplaneinoperationistheARJ21,ajetthatcanseatupto90passengers.Sinceintroducingitin2015,thecompanyhasmanagedtodeliverfewerthanthreedozen.ButinJuneitdeliveredtheARJ21forthefirsttimetothecountry’smostimportantairlines­AirChina,ChinaEasternAirlines,andChinaSouthernAirlines—whowillreceiveacombined105by2024.AndChinaExpressAirlines,aregionalcarrier,inJuneorderedatotalof100ARJ21sandC919s.“ThisisthetimewhereacompanylikeComacthathasabunchofgovernmentfundingcancontinuetodriveforwardevenasothersareretrenching,”saysGeorgeFerguson,aBloombergIntelligenceanalyst. Belt-tighteningiscertainlytheplanformostaerospaceplayersrightnow.Airbusreceived zeroorders inJune,thethirdmonththisyearwithnonewbusiness,anditplanstolayoff15,000employees,or11%ofitsworkforce.ChiefExecutiveOfficerGuillaumeFaurywarnedinAprilthatthecompanywas“bleedingcash.” Boeingannounced6,700layoffsinMay,ascustomersscrappedpurchasesbecauseofthe737Max’ssafetyproblemsandtheCovid-causedtravelslowdown.InJune,NorwegianAirShuttleASAcanceledanorderfor97planes,adayafterSingapore-basedBOCAviationLtd.terminatedanorderfor30.Boeinglostmorethan600ordersinthefirstfivemonthsoftheyear,andthecompanyinApril walkedaway froma$4.2billionjointventurewithEmbraerSA,theBrazilianmakerofregionaljets. ComachasyettomakeinroadswithforeignairlinesandwillfacechallengesgivenpersistentworriesaboutthesafetyofChinese-madeaerospaceproducts,saysLarryWortzel,amemberoftheU.S.-ChinaEconomicandSecurityReviewCommission.“GettingcertifiedwillbedifficultanywhereoutsideofChina,”hesays. Onewaytojump-startitsregionaljetprogramwouldbeanalliancewithEmbraer,whosedebtFitchRatingsandS&PGlobalRatingscuttojunksoonaftertheBoeingdealcollapsed.ApartnershipcouldaddressComac’sshortcomingsinbothproductionanditsabilitytoprovidepost-salesservice,saysFerguson.WhenaskedinJuneaboutteamingupwithaChinesecompany,EmbraerCEOFranciscoGomesNetosaidonlythatthecompanyisconsideringpotentialpartnerships.Comacdeclinedtocomment. OverthenexttwoyearsChineseaircraftwillbecomemorecompetitive,Embraer'sCEOofCommercialAviation,ArjanMeijer,saidinaFarnboroughInternationalAirshowwebinaronWednesday. Bypursuingadeal,ComaccouldtakeapagefromtheplaybookofanotherAsiancompanywithaerospaceambitions,MitsubishiHeavyIndustriesLtd.TheJapanesecompany’smoney-losingaircraftsubsidiary,whichhasyettodeliveritsfirstplane,inJunecompleteda $550milliondeal tobuytheregionaljetprogramofMontreal-basedBombardierInc.,Embraer’smajorrival. YetheightenedtensionsbetweentheU.S.andChinacouldbeanobstacletoComac’sexpansion.TheTrumpadministrationinJunepublishedalistof 20companies itsayshavelinkstoChina’smilitary,includingAviationIndustryCorp.ofChina,whichisaComacshareholder.“AstheU.S.governmentexpandssanctionsonChinesecompanies,thiscouldmakeaComac-Embraerdealnonviable,”saysThiagoAragao,apoliticalanalystwithBrasilia-basedArkoAdvice. Moreover,theindustryoutlookisverydifferentthanwhatComachadbeenexpectingbeforethepandemic.Witharecoveryofinternationalairtravellikelytobepainfullyslow,someendangeredairlineswillneedtodumpunneededplanes,accordingtoPeterHarbison,chairmanemeritusofmarketresearcherCAPA-CentreforAviationinSydney.Thatcouldmakeittoughertowinsalesofnewjets.“Therearegoingtobesomegooddealsintheused-aircraftmarket,”Harbisonsays. Still,whilecoronavirusinfectionssoarintheU.S.,Chinaseemstohavecontrolledthepandemic,andChineseairlinesareshowingearlysignsofarebound.And Sino-Americantensions couldcreatemoreincentivesforChineseairlinestobuylocal,accordingtoRichardAboulafia,ananalystwithaerospacemarketresearcherTealGroup.That’swhathappenedduringtheColdWar,whentheUSSRproducedcommercialaircraftthatwerepopularintheSovietblocforpoliticalreasons.“IfyoureallyarethinkingofaworldwhereChinaandtheWestdecidetoseparate,theymayuseComacasawayofreplicatingtheoldSovietexperiencewheretheyhaveaparallelaviationindustry,”Aboulafiasays.“Wehaveseenthatmoviebefore,anditdoesn’tendwell,butChinaisdifferentthantheSovietUnionandmightmakeagoofit.”    Underthisbackground,the10thChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-Shanghai,TianmuLakewillbeheldonOctober28th-29th,inLiyangcity,Jinagsuprovince,China.Thethemeofthisforumis"PromotingthefuturedevelopmentofChina'scivilaircraftinformatization",tocivilaircraftindustryinformationtechnologyapplicationinthecurrentphaseofthecharacteristicsanddifficultpointsasthemainline,combiningwith5Geraindustrialnetworklayoutandthedevelopmenttrendofintelligentmanufacturing,discussesintheenterpriseintheconcretepracticeofthedevelopmentofdomesticandforeignvariouscommercialexperienceandchallenges(issuesmainlyincludegovernmentpoliciesandregulatorylawsandregulations,commercialadvanceddesigntechnology,civilaircraftonadvancedmanufacturingtechnology,advancedairlinerairbornetechnicalandcommercialadvancedpropulsiontechnology).Welookforwardtoyourparticipation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jul 29,2020
  • Viasat Will Bring Enhanced Cabin Connectivity to Bombardier Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 Business Jets

    ViasatInc.(NASDAQ:VSAT),aglobalcommunicationscompany,todayannounceditshigh-speedViasatKa-bandin-flightconnectivity(IFC)businessaviationservicewillbeavailableaboardnewandin-serviceBombardierChallenger350aircraft,aswellasonin-serviceChallenger300aircraft. TheViasatservicewillprovideanenhancedinternetexperienceoverthemostheavilytraveledflightroutesandregions.Viasatservicepackagesofferthefastestavailabledownloadspeedsinthesupermid-sizebusinessjetsegment,enablingpassengersandcrewtosimultaneouslyenjoydata-rich,business-criticalproductivityandentertainmentappsfromvideo-conferencingandaccessingVPN/cloudcontenttoemail,high-definitionstreamingservices,liveTVandmore. ViasatrecentlyannounceditremovedinternetspeedlimitsdeliveredtotheaircraftacrossallofitsbusinessaviationKa-bandserviceplans.Themoverepresentsanindustry-firstandprovidesanentirelynewpremiumIFCexperienceforitsKa-bandbusinessjetcustomers.Thenewserviceplansofferuncappedspeedsmadepossiblebytheworld'shighest-capacitysatellitenetworkcombinedwithViasat'scompactandlightweighthardware.Inrecentspeedtests,Viasatcustomershaveseen40Mbpsandhigherdownloadspeedsacrossthenewserviceplans,allowingforamoreenrichedin-flightconnectivityexperience. "OurgoalistogivepassengersflyingonBombardierChallengeraircraftanenhancedconnectivityexperiencethroughallphasesofflight,"saidClaudioD'Amico,businessareadirector,BusinessAviation,Viasat."We'reconfidentournewKa-bandserviceofferingswilldeliverano-compromise,premium,home-likeconnectivityexperienceforBombardier'ssupermid-sizebusinessjets." Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonAugust 13th-14th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 28,2020
  • Aircraft Inspection Tech Advances Toward Market Entry

    Astartupworkingtodevelopamixedreality(MR)systemtostreamlineaircraftinspectionsisacceleratingitsplannedmarketentrythankstoanewroundofventurecapitalfunding. Budapest-basedAerinXhasreceived2million($2.3million)inPre-SeriesAroundfundingfromTakarekVentureCapitalFund,managedbyDutch-HungariancompanyDBHInvestment.AccordingtoAerinXCEOAntalBenceKiss,thestartupwillusethislatestinvestmenttoaccelerateitstechnologicalresearchandbusinessdevelopmentactivitiesbeforeaplannedmarketentryinearly2021.Inthenext6-9months,AerinXplanstofinetuneandextendthefunctionalityofitssystem. AerinX’sMRinspectionsystem,whichhasbeenindevelopmentsince2015,usessmartglassestoprojectrelevanttechnicalinformationaboutanaircrafttypein3Donthesurfaceofanaircrafttohelptechniciansdeterminethesizeandexactlocationofdamage.ThisdataisautomaticallyregisteredtoAerinX’sdatabasesoinspectionresultscanbeinvestigatedremotely.AccordingtoAerinX,thesystemcanreduceinspectiontimefromuptotwohourstoaround20minutes. Thesystemhasbeenintestingforheavyandlinemaintenanceprocessessincethebeginningof2020atAeroplexofCentralEurope,oneoftheregion’slargestMROs.AccordingtoAerinX,othermajorinternationalMROswillbeginusingthesystemsoonforaplanned2-4monthtestperiodwithintheframeworkofitsEarlyAdopterProgram. SincetheplatformbegantestingatAeroplexofCentralEurope,AerinXhasaddedanumberoffeaturesincludingsupportforBoeingaircraftmodels,voicecommandsupportandadvancedadministrativeandreportingfunctions.IthasalsotransferredthesystemtothenewlyreleasedMicrosoftHoloLens2device. AccordingtoarepresentativeforAerinX,therehasbeenagrowinginterestintheremotecollaborationanddatasharingfunctionstheplatformsupportsinlightoftheCOVID-19pandemic. “TakarekVentureCapitalFundseeshugepotentialinthesmartaircraftinspectionsystemdevelopedbyAerinX,whichabsolutelyfitsintothemajordigitalizationprocessescurrentlyaffectingtheaircraftindustryworldwide,”saysMarcellHorvath,CEOofDBHInvestment.“Inouropinion,thecompanywillbeabletogainsignificantmarketshareintheaircraftmaintenanceindustry,achievingadominantpositionamongtechnologiesemerging.” Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 28,2020
  • Airbus Demonstrates Autonomous Flight with ATTOL Project

    Airbus'sATTOLprojectachievedseveralfullyautonomousflightsinwhichanA350widebodytaxied,tookoff,andlandedwithoutinterventionbypilotsinthecockpit. AirbushascompletedtwoyearsofflighttestingforitsAutonomousTaxi,Take-Off,andLanding(ATTOL)project.Theworkculminatedinafullyautomatic,vision-basedflightofanA350-1000widebodyairliner,achievedthroughtheuseofon-boardimagerecognitiontechnology,whichthemanufacturerdescribedasaworld-firstinaJune29pressstatement. Morethan500testflightsweremadeaspartoftheprojectandaround450ofthesewereusedtogathertherawvideodatathatAirbusengineersneededtosupportandfine-tunethealgorithmsfortheautonomoustechnology.Thereweresixtestflightstoevaluatetheautonomousflightcapabilities,witheachoneincludingfivetakeoffsandlandingsintheairliner. UnderthedirectionoftheAirbusUpNextteam,ATTOLtappedtechnicalexpertisefromseveralAirbusdivisions,includingAcubed’sProjectWayfinderteamwhichdevelopedtheVahanaeVTOLtechnologydemonstrator,aswellasAirbusDefenceandSpace,andAirbusChina.FrenchnationalaerospacelaboratoryOnerawasalsoinvolvedinthework. AccordingtoAirbus,ATTOLwasconceivedtoexplorehowautonomoustechnologies,includingtheuseofmachinelearningalgorithmsandautomatedtoolsfordatalabeling,processing,andmodelgenerationcouldhelppilotstofocusmoreonstrategicdecisionmakingandmissionmanagementduringflights,ratherthanonaircraftoperations.Thegoalistoboosttheoperationalsafetyofexistingairliners,butalsopotentiallyallowforautonomousflightsbynewgenerationeVTOLurbanairmobilityaircraft. “Manyaircraftarealreadyabletolandautomatically,”explainedATTOLprojectleadSebastienGiuliano.“Butthey’rereliantonexternalinfrastructurelikeinstrumentlandingsystemsorGPSsignals.ATTOLaimstomakethispossiblesolelyusingon-boardtechnologytomaximizeefficiencyandtoreduceinfrastructurecost.” Acubed’sWayfinderteamdevelopedthesoftwarethat,basedoncomputervisionandmachinelearning,allowsanaircrafttodetectitssurroundingenvironmentandcalculatehowbesttonavigatewithinit.Thisisachievedusingacombinationofsensors,includingcameras,radar,laser-basedLiDAR,andpowerfulonboardcomputers. “Thekeychallengeforself-pilotingcapabilitiesishowthesystemreactstounforeseenevents,”saidWayfinderprojectexecutiveArneStoschek.“That’sthebigjumpfromautomatedtoautonomous.” Thepurposeofflightcontrolistoimprovethestabilityandcontrolperformanceoftheaircraft,soastoreducetheworkburdenofthepilotsandimprovetheability,effectandefficiencyoftheaircrafttoperformtasks. Underthisbackground,the9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020willbeheldonAugust12th-13th,inShanghai.Expertsandleadersofavionicsindustryathomeandabroadwereinvitedtoshareanddiscussthecurrentsituationanddevelopmentofavionicsincivilaviation.Yourparticipationismostwelcome. Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2020
  • Gogo Connectivity to be Available at 3,000ft

    Gogohasannouncedthatitisloweringthealtitudeatwhichaircraftpassengerscanbeginusingitsconnectivityservices,from10,000feetabovegroundlevel(AGL)to3,000feetAGLforasignificantportionofitsair-to-ground(ATG)fleet.Theprogrammeisduetobeginon20July,2020. Untilnow,Gogoenabledaccesstoitsconnectivityservicesbeginningat10,000ftAGL.Throughsoftwareandconfigurationchanges,aswellassomemodificationstothenetwork,Gogodetermineditwaspossibletoprovideserviceataloweraltitudeusingitslicencedspectruminthe850MHzrange. Byenablingconnectivitytobeginat3,000ft,passengerswillreceiveuptoanadditional15-20minutesofconnectivityonmanyflights.TheservicewillbeavailableonbusinessaviationaircraftequippedwithAVANCEL5orL3systems,andoncommercialaviationregionaljetsequippedwithGogoATG-4andACPU2technology. Thelowerservicealtitudewillenableaircraftthatflyshorterflightsandspendlittletonotimeabove10,000fttheopportunitytotakeadvantageofin-flightconnectivityforthemajorityoftheirflights.Approximately25%offlightsbyGogo-equippedregionaljetshavedurationsoflessthan60minutes. “Theadditionalconnectivitytimeisasignificantenhancementandwilldeliverevenmorevaluetocustomers,”said SergioAguirre,presidentofGogoBusinessAviation.“Itmakesconnectivityavailabletothosewhobelievedinflightwi-fiwasn’tanoptionbecausetheyflyshorterroutes.” Gogowillbeginaphasedprocesstoenableserviceat3,000ftthroughground-systemconfigurationandremotesoftwareupdates–allwithoutrequiringanyonboardmanualintervention.Gogowilloffertheadditionalservicetimewithnoadditionalfees. Approximately1,300AVANCEsystemsflyinginbusinessaviationwillbenefitfromthischange,aswillroughly650,or40%,ofthecommercialairlineregionaljetsequippedwithGogoconnectivity. “Byloweringthealtitudewherepassengerscanbeconnected,we’reimprovingtheservicetoourairlinecustomersandtheirpassengers,”said JohnWade,presidentofGogoCommercialAviation.“Passengerswhoflyshorterrouteswillnowbeabletobeconnected,allowingthemtomakethemostoftheirtimeduringthoseflights.” Gogosaysithasconductedhundredsoftestflightsofthisproductenhancementonapproximately50aircraftduringthepastfourmonthsandhasfoundthatserviceat3,000ftwillbeavailableatmostlocationsthroughoutthecontiguous USA. “Inourflighttesting,wefoundthattheAVANCEL5consistentlyperformedwellataltitudesbelow10,000ftandprovidedaqualityconnectivityexperienceforourpassengers,”said TimEames,chiefpilotforOdin123,LLC,whichparticipatedinseveraltestflightsforGogo. “Theadditionaltimetoconductbusinessormakearrangementswasvaluableandappreciatedbyourpassengers.” GogosaysthatthecustomeruserexperiencewillbesimilaracrossboththeAVANCEL5andL3systemsandonthequalifyingATG-4/ACPU2-equippedcommercialfleet.Testingshowsservicemaynotbeavailableeverywhereandsystemperformancemayvaryfromairporttoairport,butGogo’sserviceguaranteesapplyonceanaircraftreaches10,000ftAGL. Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonAugust 13th-14th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 15,2020
  • AnalySwift Joins Altair Partner Alliance with VABS Simulation Software

    AnalySwift,LLC,aproviderofefficienthigh-fidelitymodeling softwareforcompositesandotheradvancedmaterials,announcedJune16ithasjoinedtheAltair PartnerAlliance(APA).AnalySwift’sVABSsoftwarehasofficiallylaunchedasthelatest additiontotheAPA.   AccordingtoAltair,theAPAisaplatformwhich“offerson-demandaccesstoabroadspectrum ofsoftwareapplicationsfromover55companiesparticipatingintheAPA.Customerscan leverageawiderangeofsoftwaretoolsfromacentralizedsource,helpingthemreducetimeto market,increaseintelligentdesign,andmakesmarterdecisionsfaster.”   ThelatesttojointheAPA,VABSisageneral-purpose,cross-sectionalanalysistoolfor computingbeamproperties,aswellas3Dstressesandstrainsofslendercompositestructures, commonlycalledbeams.Assuch,VABSisabeamtheorywhichcanachievethefidelityof detailedthree-dimensionalfiniteelementanalysis(3DFEA),butitsavesordersofmagnitudein computingtime.   VABSoffersanunprecedentedcombinationofefficiencyandaccuracyforcompositebeam modeling,enablingengineerstoconsidermoredesignoptionsandarriveatthebestsolution morequickly.Designandvalidationofstructuresthroughsimulationalsohelpsalsoreduce relianceoncostlyandtime-consumingexperiments.   “WeareexcitedtojointheAPAandlookforwardtocomplementingthepowerfulcapabilities availablefromAltair’stools,particularlyforusersseekingtooptimizeaccuracyandefficiencyin theirsimulationofcompositerotorbladesandotheradvancedslenderstructures,”saidAllan Wood,presidentandCEOofAnalySwift.“NowintheAPA,VABSisintegratedwiththeAltair softwaresuite,includingtheHyperMeshandOptiStructproducts.”   “Along-timetoolofchoiceforrigoroussimulationofcompositehelicopterandwindturbine rotorblades,VABSalsoquicklyandaccuratelycalculatessectionalpropertiesforpropellers, wingsections,landinggear,golfclubshafts,fishingrods,andprosthetics,”saidDr.WenbinYu, CTOofAnalySwift.“Itcanalsohandleotherslendercompositestructuressuchastubes, columns,shafts,rods,bridges,andbeams.Anyindustrythatusesslendercomponentsmade fromcompositescanleveragethecapabilitiesofVABS,especiallyaerospace,windenergy, automotive,sportinggoods,construction,medical,defense,andelectrical.”   “AlthoughVABShasapplicationsforanyslenderstructuremadefromcomposites,theprogram originatedfromaneedbytheU.S.Armyforatoolthatcouldaccuratelymodelcomposite helicopterrotorblades,”Dr.Yucontinued.“Theproblemwiththesebladesliesintheir complexity.Forexample,arotorblademadefromcompositesmayhavehundredsofthinlayers, alengthof10meters,andchordlengthofhalfameter.Togetanaccuratedesign,3DFEA requiresatleastonesolidelementperlayer,buttheanalysisbecomescomputationally prohibitiveduetothebillionsofdegreesoffreedominvolved.Infact,togetaccuratetorsional behaviorandtransverseshearstress,fourtosixelementsperlayerarerequired,notjustone, renderingthecomputationimpossible.Toovercomethisproblem,engineerseitherresortto shellelementsoruseasmearedpropertiesapproach,inwhichtheysmearastackoflaminatesto becomeasortof‘blackaluminum’andtreatitasahomogeneousmaterial.Shellelements, however,don’tworkwellforthisandusingsmearedpropertiescompromisesaccuracy.   “VABS, ontheotherhand,overcomesthelimitationsoftheseapproaches,onlytakingafewsecondsto runonatypicallaptopcomputerwhileaccuratelycalculatingtheply-leveldetailsoftheblade.VABSworksbyrigorouslydecouplingtheoriginal3Dproblemintoa2Dcross-sectional analysisand1Dbeamanalysis.VABShandlesthe2Dcross-sectionalanalysis,whichprovides thestructuralandinertiapropertiesforthebeamanalysis.”   VABScalculatesstructuralpropertiessuchastorsionalstiffness,bendingstiffness,andallthe couplings.Theseareneededbyanybeamanalysiscodetopredictglobalstaticordynamic behavioraswellasrecoverthe3Ddisplacements,stresses,andstrainsattheplylevel.VABS canadditionallybeusedindependentlyforstructuraldesignofbeamsectionsintermsof topologyormaterials.Forexample,VABScanbeusedtomaximizetorsionalstiffnesswhile maintainingadesiredcenterofgravity.Theprogramalsoincludesmultiplebeammodelsfor composites,includingtheEuler-BernoulliandTimoshenkomodels,aswellastheVlasovmodel todealwithtrapezeeffect,obliquesections.   Aero enginesimulationintegratesthelatestachievementsofadvancedaero enginedesigntechnologyandinformationtechnology,whichistorealizehigh-precisionandhigh-fidelitymulti-disciplinecouplednumericalsimulationofaero enginecompletemachine,componentsorsystemsincomputervirtualenvironment.   Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020 willbeheldonOctober15th-16th, inShenyang,China.TheconferenceinviteddomesticandforeignOEM,aeroengineOEM andsuppliersofsparepartsandmaterials,etc.,tofurtherstrengthentheresearch,developmentandapplicationofsimulationtechnologycombinedwiththedevelopmentofdomesticaviationengines.Youaremostwelcometojoinus. Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2020
  • CANSO Partnership Gives Free Access to ATC Simulation

    MicroNavandtheCivilAirNavigationServicesOrganisation(CANSO)havetodayannounceda partnershiptosupportCANSO’sANSPsMembersforabestpreparedrestartofairtrafficservices. ThispartnershipseesMicroNavmakingthefullcapabilitiesoftheirATCradarandtowersimulatoravailableasacloud-basedtooltoCANSOMembersinordertohelpairtrafficcontrollersaroundtheworldmaintaintheircompetenceandconfidence. AirtrafficdroppedtoanhistoriclowacrosstheworldduetotheimpactofCOVID-19.Theseunprecedentedtimeshaveledtoanumberofchallenges,includingprovisionoftrainingandmaintainingcurrencyduringprolongedlowtrafficvolumes. “Ibelievethisinitiativecouldprovidesignificantvaluetoourmembersduringthesedifficulttimesenablingthemtobeaspreparedaspossiblefortherestartandrecovery,” saidCANSODirectorGeneral,SimonHocquard.  Thecloud-basedBESTATCsimulationplatformwillbeavailabletoMemberANSPsuntiltheendofNovember2020,alongwithassociatedonlinetrainingandtechnicalsupport,toenableuserstomaximisethebenefitofthistoolfortheirrecovery. “Ibelievethisinitiativecouldprovidesignificantvaluetoourmembersduringthesedifficulttimesenablingthemtobeaspreparedaspossiblefortherestartandrecovery,” saidCANSODirectorGeneral,SimonHocquard. “Thepartnershipisanothergreatexampleoforganisationscollaboratingtosafeguardtheresiliencyofourindustryandtobuildabetterfuturetogether.”   “Ourvision,tomakeapositivedifferencetotheworldthroughsimulation,hasneverbeensoappropriateasduringthesetimes.WearethereforedelightedtoofferourATCsimulationplatform,trustedbyANSPsforover30years,toCANSO’sANSPmembersinsupportofourindustry’srecovery.” said MicroNav’sManagingDirector,GregPile. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldon September 8th-9th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 15,2020
  • SR Technics Video Streaming Portal 'Remote Table Inspection’for Engine Service

    ThededicatedteamatSRTechnicshascomeupwiththeirlatestinnovation,avideostreamingportal‘theRemoteTableInspection’(RTI)forEngineServicesattheirZurichfacility. WiththisallSRTechnicsenginecustomerscanfollowtheinspectionworkontheirengines,partsandmodulesconvenientlyandremotelyfromtheirhomes.TheteamatSRtechnicbegantheirworkonthismoduleimmediatelyaftertheCOVID-19pandemicoutbreak.Keepinginviewthesocialdistancingnormsandno-touchsolutionsformaintenance,theRTIwasdevelopedandlivebytheendofApril2020. “SRTechnicsisoneofthefirstengineMROproviderstousevideostreamingtechnologyforremotetableinspections,”said OwenMcClave,SeniorVicePresidentEngineServicesatSRTechnics.“Giventhegreatreductionintravelandface-to-faceinteractionsinrecentmonths,thisisyetanotherexampleofhowourcompanyhasrapidlyadaptedtomarketdemandswhileprioritizingthehealthofourcustomersandpersonnel.” RemoteTableInspections(RTIs)atSRTechnicshelptominimizewaitingtimessignificantlyreducetravelcostsandprocesstimeandeliminatebottlenecks.Inaddition,theflowofenginematerialsisnotaffectedbyanRTI,sinceitemsdonotneedtobeblockedaswithaphysicaltableinspection.Besidesoptimizingmaterialflowandstreamliningtheinspectionprocess,allresultsaredocumentedandmadeavailabletothecustomerinrealtime. “AsacustomerwhosharedopinionsfromtheinitialintroductionofRTI,Ifoundthisproceduretobeaveryefficientandrealisticalternative,”said SeaheeCho,PowerPlantEngineer–EngineMaintenanceatAsianaAirlines.“TheadvantagesofRTIarevarious,anditispossibletomanagetheenginehistorythroughvideorecording,whichispartofRTI,andtoshortentheenginerepairduration(TAT).Inaddition,livestreamingtechnologycanbeusedforvariousissuesthatarenotlimitedtotableinspectionandrequirefurtherdiscussion.Iexpectthatthisnewprocesswillenablemoreconvenientmutualcooperation.” Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd&Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2020
  • China's C919 Jet Conducts High-temperature Test Flights in Xinjiang

    China'sindigenously-developedC919largepassengeraircrafthasstartedhigh-temperaturetestflightsinTurpan,acityknownasthelandoffireinnorthwestChina'sXinjiangUygurAutonomousRegion.    ThetestplanearrivedinTurpanonSundayandthetestingwilllastforamonth.    ThetestflightteamfromtheCommercialAircraftCorporationofChina,themanufacturer,decidedtoholdthetestsandcollectperformancedataatTurpanairportafteranalyzingmeteorologicalreportsofairportsnationwide,accordingtoWangLifei,headoftheairport'ssafetyandqualitysupervisionbureau.    Turpanisrenownedforitsharshdesertclimate,especiallyitsextremesummer.DuringJuneandAugust,theaveragetemperaturecansurpass38degreesCelsius.    TheC919conductedasuccessfulmaidenflightin2017.Nowtheaircrafthasstartedintensivetestflightsfromvariousairportstomakesureperformancecanmeetairworthinessstandards. Atthepresentstage,theC919willenterthemulti-airportandmulti-areacooperativetestflightmode,andenterthehigh-intensity,high-efficiencyandhigh-qualityflightteststage,soastoensurethatallperformancesoftheaircraftmeetairworthinessstandards.AffectedbytheCOVID-19,theaviationindustryinmanycountrieshassloweddownthisyear,butChina'saviationindustryisstillvigorousanddevelopingrapidly. Underthisbackground,the10thChinaAviationIndustrySummitwillbeheldonOctober28th-29th,inLiyangCity,JiangsuProvince,China.Welookforwardtoyourparticipation. Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jul 15,2020
  • Honeywell Focuses New Unit On UAS And UAM Sectors

    HoneywellissupportingeVTOLaircraftdeveloperVerticalAerospacewithflightcontroltechnology.    HoneywellisforminganewUnmannedAerialSystems(UAS)businessunittoadvancetheaerospacegroup’sambitionsinthefast-emergingUASandurbanairmobility(UAM)sectors.Thenewdivision,announcedtoday,willhaveitsownengineeringandsalesresourcesandwillofferaircraftsystems,includingavionics,hybridandelectricpropulsion,thermalmanagement,airtrafficmanagement,andgroundservicessuchaspredictivemaintenance.   ThenewHoneywelldivisionwillhaveastrongfocusondevelopingsoftwaretoadvancekeytechnologicalneedsforUASandUAMaircraft.Theseincludefly-by-wireautopilottoensureaircraftstability,detect-and-avoidalgorithmstoautomaticallyflyanaircraftaroundoncomingtraffic,andartificialintelligencetotracklandingzones.   “Wecanprovideunifiedsystemsthatwillmake[theoperationoftheaircraft]moresimpleandintuitive,whichisespeciallyimportantforoperatorswhowillneedtodependonlesswelltrainedandexperiencedpilots,”saidStephaneFymat,Honeywell'sv-pandgeneralmanagerofthenewbusiness.“We’retakingaunifiedholisticapproachtodevelopingcoretechnologyforthissectorandwebelievewecanhelptomakeithappenandnotjustchaseopportunity.”   Fymattold AIN thatHoneywell’sinvestmentintheUASandUAMsectorswillincreaseoverthenextdecade.HesaidthecompanyexpectstheUAMsectortobeginoperationsincrementally,firstwithpilotsonboardaircraftbeforeeventuallymovingtofullyautonomousflight.Similarly,heanticipatesthatcargo-carryingmissionswillgetgoingbeforepassengerservicesbegin.   HoneywellisalreadyworkingwitheVTOLaircraftdevelopersVerticalAerospaceintheUKandPipistrelinSloveniatointegrateflightcontrolsystemsfortheirprograms.Fymatindicatedthatthecompanyislikelytoannouncefurtherrisk-sharingpartnershipsinthefuture.HesaidthenewbusinessunitwillofferamorestraightforwardandresponsivesinglepointofcontactfornewaircraftdevelopersandoperatorslookingtotapHoneywell’stechnology,aswellassystemsintegrationandcertificationexperience.   “Urbanairmobilityandunmannedaerialsystemswillplayanincreasingroleinthefutureofaerospace,withpotentialapplicationsinall-electricurbanairtaxivehicles,hybrid-electricunmannedcargodrones,optionallypilotedairplanes,deliverydronesandeverythinginbetween,”saidMikeMadsen,presidentandCEOofHoneywellAerospace.   Honeywellhasbeenamongtheworld'sleadingresearchersonUAS andUAM,andissecondtononeintheavionicindustry.The9th CivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020 willbeheldonAugust12th -13th,inShanghai.Honeywell,asamember,willalsosendrelevantexpertsandleaderstoattendthemeetingtoshareanddiscussthedevelopmentandtrendofavionicssectorofdomesticandforeigncivilaircraft.Wewelcomeyourparticipation.   Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jun 29,2020
  • GE Tackling Environmental Challenges With Affinity Engine

    Anticipatedtobepartofafamilyinthe16,000-to20,000-pound-thrustrange,theGEAffinityenginewillbecertifiedtooperateataltitudesupto60,000feetandcapableofprovidingefficientsupersonicandsubsonictransport. GEAviationthisweekprovidedaglimpseintodesignchallengesthatthecompanyisworkingthroughasitprogressesonthetwin-shaft,medium-bypassAffinityengineselectedtopowertheAerionAS2supersonicbusinessjet.AerionSupersonicandGEannouncedplansinOctober2018tomoveforwardwiththeAffinityfortheAS2,sayingitwouldbedesignedusinga“provenenginecoreadaptedfromGE’scommercialairlineportfolio”withthelatesttechnologyfullauthoritydigitalenginecontrol,anadvancedtwin-fan,durablecombustor,andadvancedacoustictechnologythatwouldmeetorexceedregulatoryrequirements.   WhileGEhasnotspecifiedbeyondsayingtheenginepullsfromitscommercialenginecoreexpertise,itisbelievedtoborrowfromtheCFM56.ButGEdoessaytheAffinityadoptsfeaturesfromitsnewPassportbusinessjetenginesuchasthefrontfanblisksandslimlinecompositecoreducting.   Anticipatedtobepartofafamilyinthe16,000-to20,000-pound-thrustrange,theAffinitywillbecertifiedtooperateataltitudesupto60,000feetandcapableofprovidingefficientsuperandsubsonictransport.   SpeakingduringtheAmericanInstituteofAeronauticsandAstronauticsAviationForumonJune17,JoelKirk,GEAviation’sexecutiveleaderofadvancedsystemsdesignandtechnology,saidtheenginemakerispartnering“acrosstheboard”ontechnologydevelopmentforthenextwaveofsupersonicflightandtheAS2isa“majordriverforourstrategy.”   TheinitialdesignreviewwithAerionwascompletedinthefallof2018andGEsaysitisremainingontrackwiththeAS2schedule,nowtargetingafirstflightin2025andentry-into-servicein2027.Further,somecomponenttestinghasbeencompletedthisyearwithmorelinedupoverthenextyear,GEsaid,addingthattrialshaveincluded“afirst-of-its-kindengineacousticstesttogiveussoundreferencesforthemulti-stagefandesign.”   KirkoutlinedsomeofthedifferentiatingfactorsrequiredforAffinity,muchofwhichsurroundssupportingthemissionofmakingtheAS2andothersupersonicaircraftasenvironmentallyfriendlyaspossible.Thisiscriticalbecausethemainobstacletothereturnofsupersonicflightisenvironmentalregulations.Kirkcalledthisan“imperative”fortheengine.   TheAffinityrequirementsincludethegoalofbeingable torun100percentonbiofuelsandmeetorexceedinternationallevelsfornoiseandemissions.Tohonorthosepromises—includingmeetingStage5noiselevels—Kirksaidithasbeen “realimportantforustohavethisgoodpartnershipearlieroninthedevelopmentoftheaircraftwithsowecanworkthroughinterfacesandintegrationwithAeriontogether.Thathasbeenanenablertoopenupthedesignspacessolutionstohelpmakethisairplanefriendlierrelativetonoiseandfriendlierrelativetoemissionsandperformance.”   HeaddedthatGE’sobjective“istoburnaslittlefuelaspossibleandburnascleanasfuelaspossible.Butwehaveotherconsiderationsaroundhowtogettosupersonicspeedsandalsohowtodothatinanoise-friendlyenvironment.”   Thesegoalsarerequiringa“seriesofcompromises”thecompanyhastomakearoundtheinstallationoftheengineontheaircraft,hesaid,adding,“integrating thathasbeenakeypart.”GEAviationintroducednewtechnologiesaroundthefanandthe“special,non-augmentedsupersonicexhaustsystem”tomitigateemissionsandfannoise.   “We’reworkingonreducedfansize,”andeyingtechnologiesaroundacousticsforfannoise,hesaid.Inadditiontocompletingbaselinetestingforfanacoustics,GEalsohascompletedinitialtestingaroundtheexhaust. “Thosetechnologiesarebeingdevelopedandmatured,”Kirksaid.   Theabilitytorunon100percentbiofuelhasfurtherinvolvedseveralconsiderations,includingwiththefuelsystem,combustion,andtheturbine,hesaid. “Thebiggestchallengeisthefuelsystem,”hesaid.GEAviationhastakenacloselookathowbiofuelswouldimpactthesysteminareassuchassealing.Biofuelstypicallylackkeyaromaticsthatareimportantfortheseals.   “We’vedonealotofworkaroundthatandwethinkwehavesolutionsaroundthatnow,”Kirksaid,addingthathebelievesthesystemnowcould“entertainbothJet-Aandsustainablefuels.Thattechnologyhasreallybeenmaturedanddevelopedtothepointwherewethinkit’sinagoodpositionforintroduction.”   Beyondcombustion,GEAviationhadtoexaminecapabilitiesandmaterialsystemsinvolvedwiththeturbinetominimizereactionwithcombustionbyproducts.  Hesaidbyengineeringanewtechnologyengine,GEAviationisabletoincorporatematerialsanddesignsthatwouldnotnecessarilyfitwithalegacyenginebutthatenablesthemtosolvesomeoftheseissues.“Wethinkwe’reinagoodpositionforthat.”   Heatisalsooneofthekeydifferentiatorsrequiredforthesupersonic-capableengine,Kirksaid.Thisincludesrunningthecorehotformaximumefficiency. Insubsonicdesigns,heexplains,hottesttemperatureswouldbesetatatakeoffor“severeclimbpoint”andthenatcruise“itwouldfallout.”   ButKirkaddedthatwithtemperature“insupersonicsuper-cruisecondition,thecruisepointisnearlyat[thatofthe]takeoffpoint.So…GEisdesigninganenginethatcansustainthatenvironmentthroughouttheentireflightoratleasttheentiresuper-cruiseportionoftheflight.”   Thishasrequiredtechnologiesdrawnonthroughbothitsmilitaryandcommercialprograms,hesaid.“We’releveragingoverandinsertingnewtechnologies…sowecanruntheengineshotter,usingbest-in-classmaterials.”Centraltoallofthat,headded,isthe“ourcombustorandhowwearemaximizingtheheatextraction.”   Atthesametime,GEAviationmustensureefficiency.Tomaximizetheairflowvelocity,subsoniccommercialengineshavecontinuedtopursuehigher-bypassratioswithlargerfansonsmallercores.“However,Aeriondoesn’treallywantustostrap100-inchfansontotheairplaneswhentheyaretryingtodosuper-cruise.Sotherearecompromisesthathavetobemadetoflysupersonics,”hesaid.   Evenso,GEAviationpromisestheenginewillhavethehighestbypassratioeverforasupersonicengine.   Sincethedevelopmentoftheaeroengineindustry,theresearchonenvironmentalprotectionhasbeencontinuouslycarriedout.Higherfuelefficiency,lowernoisepollution,andgreenflyingarealsothegoalsofeveryOEM.Recently,theARJ21,thedomesticaircraftwithaeroengineundertakenbyGE,wasofficiallydelivered.AccordingtoGEAviation,theenginehastheadvantagesofhighreliability,easymaintenance,excellentfueleconomyandenvironmentalprotection.   Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShenyang,China.Asforgreenaviationandefficientaviation,wewillinviterelevantexpertsandleaderstobepresentfordiscussionandsharing.Welookforwardtoyourparticipation. Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jun 29,2020
  • International Ground-Ground Communications Networking: DSNA Successfully Migrated To NewPENS

    On10thJune2020,DSNAcompletedthemigrationtoNewPENSofitsoperationaldataexchangeswithpartnersAirNavigationServiceProvidersandEUROCONTROL.NewPENSisthenewPan-EuropeanNetworkServices(PENS)interconnectionnetwork,nowaimingatsupportingnewchallengesinthemodernisationofATM,includingsafety,systeminteroperabilityandcybersecurityrequirements. ThechallengeforDSNAwastotransitiontoNewPENSwhileensuringcontinuityofairnavigationservices.Throughanextensivecoordinationeffort,thelargestamountofdataflowswereswitchedover,encompassingsurveillancedatadistribution,flightplansdataexchanges,AMHSmessaging,EuropeanAeronauticalDatabase(EUROCONTROL)access,NetworkManagerservicesaccessandXMANexchanges. TheNewPENSproject,cofinancedbytheEuropeanCommissionunderCEF2015insupportofPilotCommonProjectSWIMATMfunctionalities,takesplacewithinawiderpan-europeanprojectaimingatconnecting36ANSPstotalizingsome45countries,110sitesand16VPN!TheNewPENScontract,jointlysignedbyDSNAand40Europeancounterparts,wasawardedtoBTGlobalServicestodeployandoperatethenetworkuntil2027.ThemigrationstoNewPENSstartedinDecember2019andhavesteadfastlycontinuedallalongthefinalstretchinspiteofthehardshipsoftheCOVID-19pandemic. Thissharednetworkwillofferextendedserviceswithenhancedperformancesandfunctionalities,includingprotectioninrespectofcybersecurity.Thenetworkisalsointendedtoopenouttoconnectnewstakeholderssuchasairlines,airportsandEuropeanDefencebodies.NewPENSisdesignedtobethepan-EuropeanunderlyingnetworktosupportalloperationalexchangesamongstATMplayersincludingvoicecommunications.ItwillparticularlyserveasthefirstlayeroftheSESARDigitalBackbone,acollaborativeinitiativebetweentheA6consortiumasamemberoftheSESARDeploymentManagerandEUROCONTROL. ThissuccessfultransitioncompletedontimeinasoparticularcontextdemonstratesoursteadycommitmenttothebuildingoftheSingleEuropeanSky.NewPENSwillbeakey-enablerforthedigitalATMinEurope.WelcomenowtothenextSESARexerciseledbyDSNAtousethisnewnetworktosupportinteroperabilitytestingofairnavigationsystemsforaseamlessEuropeanairspace!» commentedMauriceGEORGES,DirectorofDSNA. NicolasWARINSKO,GeneralManagerSESARDeploymentManager,complemented: ”WiththemigrationtowardsNewPENS,DSNAhasproventhatacomplexmultistakeholderSESARATMdigitalisationprojectcanbeimplementedsuccessfully.ThisprojectissupportedbyEuropeanfundingandwascoordinatedbytheSESARDeploymentManager.IcongratulateDSNA,beingoneofourmembers,forthissignificantmilestoneandlookforwardtothebenefitsthisdeploymentprojectwillbringforEuropeanaviationanditspassengers.AnimportantsteptowardsdigitalAirTrafficManagementwasmadedespitetheongoingcrisisinaviation." Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jun 28,2020
  • Delta Trims Gogo Wi-Fi Pact To Open Way For New Suppliers

    DeltaAirLinesInc.andWi-FisupplierGogoInc.agreedtoshortentheircontractonsomeaircraftbyasmuchassevenyears,openingthedoorforthecarriertoconsiderotherprovidersasitworkstowardofferingfreeon-boardconnectivity.Gogosharesfellthemostintwomonths. Theagreement,disclosedbyGogoinaregulatoryfilingThursday,covers13aircrafttypesinDelta’sfleet,andacceleratesexpirationdatestoNov.1toJune2,2022.Theoriginalagreementwastorunthrough2027,Gogohassaid.GogoisDelta’sonlyin-flightWi-Fiprovider. TheagreementmayhelpDeltaChiefExecutiveOfficerEdBastianachievehispledgetoofferfreeonboardWi-FibyallowingtheAtlanta-basedcarriertoenlistprovidersthatusedifferenttechnology.Theairlinehassaidthere’snotsufficientKubandsatellitecapacityoverNorthAmericatomeetits“userexperienceexpectationsforfreeWi-Fiserviceonitsdesiredtimeline,”Gogo’sfillingsaid. “We’veacceleratedourplanstoreimagineonboardWi-Fi,”saidKathrynSteele,aDeltaspokeswoman.“Aspartofthis,weneedaddedflexibilitytoworkcloselywithpartners–-includingGogo–-toleveragetherighttechnologiesforourfleetanddeliverthebestexperiencepossible.” Gogodropped18percent toUS$2.47at2:13p.m.inNewYorkamidabroadmarketrout.ThestockearliertumbledtoaslowasUS$2.45forthesharpestdeclinesinceApril3.Deltaslid12percent toUS$28. “ThoughwedonotrelishtheideaofhavingacompetitorjoinusatDelta,thisamendmentgivesustimetocompleteour2Kaofferingandaddcapacitytoour2Kunetwork,andwillenableustocompeteeffectivelyforthefleetsinquestion,”GoogleCEOOakleighThornesaidinthefiling. Gogo’scurrentagreementtoprovide2Kuonlineaccesscovers575predominantlysingle-aisle,mainlinejetsthatflyroutesinNorthAmerica.Thecompanyalsohascontractsforabout694additionalDeltaaircraft,consistingoftwin-aislejetsthatflyinternationalroutesusingKusatellitecapacityandamixofoldermainlineaircraftandregionaljetsflyingdomesticroutes,Gogosaid.2Kuisthecompany’ssatellite-basedbroadbandservice. Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonAugust 13th-14th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jun 28,2020
  • ST Engineering Receives First Authorization From CAAS To Perform Aircraft Inspection Using Drones

    STEngineeringwillbeusingitsin-housedevelopeddronesolution,DroScantocarryoutGeneralVisualInspection(GVI)duringaircraftmaintenanceatitsmaintenance,repairandoverhaul(MRO)facilitiesinSingaporeafteritsaerospacesectorreceivedauthorizationfromtheCivilAviationAuthorityofSingapore(CAAS).Thisisthefirst-everauthorizationgrantedbyCAASfortheuseofunmannedaerialsystemstoperformGVIonSingapore-registeredaircraft. Withthisauthorization,STEngineeringcanapplyitsDroScansolutiononapprovedaircraftmodelssuchastheAirbusA320family. Anend-to-endaircraftexternalgeneralinspectionsolution,DroScanleveragesautomationandsmartanalyticscapabilitiestobringabouthigherefficiencyandgreaterworkplacesafetyduringaircraftmaintenancework.TheGrouphadoverthepastoneyeardemonstratedthesolution’scapabilitiesandbenefitsthroughanumberofsuccessfultrialswithparticipatingairlinecustomersincludingAirNewZealand.Byusingdronestophysicallycarryoutvisualinspections,DroScaneliminatestheneedtosetupbulkygroundequipmentsuchasboom-liftsandworkstandsforinspectorstoclimbupanddownduringmanualinspections. InspectorscaninsteadconductindirectGVIusinglivevideofeedandpost-flightimagescapturedbythedrones.Capturedimagescanbefedthroughalgorithmsthatdetectandclassifydefectstoassisttheinspectorsinthereviewprocess. Inadditiontosmartanalyticscapability,DroScanisincorporatedwithsafetyfeaturesthatcouldallowforfutureoperationswithinSingapore’scivilaerodromes.ThesefeaturesincludeapreciselocalizationsystemtonavigateinGPS-deniedenvironment,powertetheredsystemforextendedflightdurationandcontrolledsafetytemplate,multiplesensorsforobstaclesdetectionandGeo-fencingtopreventthedronefromstrayingoutofflighttemplate. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 28,2020
  • GE Refines Affinity Supersonic Engine, Plans For 2020 Performance Tests

    GEAviationhasbeenmakingstrideswithitsAffinitysupersonicengine,planningforoperationalandperformancetestslaterthisyearwhilekeepingdetailsofthedesignunderwraps.   TheOhiocompanyisworkingcloselywithAerionSupersonic,whichselectedtheroughly20,000lb-thrust(89kN)Affinitytopoweritsin-developmentAS2,aneight-to10-passengersupersonicbusinessjet.   AdigitaldepictionoftheinternalstructureofGEAviation’stwin-fan,20,000lb-thrust(89kN)Affinitysupersonicturbofan,chosentopowerAerionSupersonic’sAS2supersonicbusinessjet   Aerion’stimelinecallsforthethree-enginedAS2tocompletefirstflightin2024,followedbya2026serviceentry.   “Wecontinuetobereluctanttorevealthefinalcoredesignuntilafterproductdesignreview,”saysGE,addingthattheenginewillbebasedon“technologyderivedfromGE’scurrentcommercialairlineenginefamily”.   GEinsiststheAffinityprogrammeisanythingbutanacademicexercise.Thecompanyhas“hundredsofengineers”assignedtotheproject–anumberthatcouldtriplebyyear-end–andviewsAffinityasthefirstmemberofanewfamilyof“medium-bypass”supersonicaircraftpowerplants.   “Wearebuildingatechnologysuitesowecanaddadditionalengines,”GEsays.“ThefutureevolutionsofAffinityenginescouldpowerfurthergenerationsofAerionsupersonicjets,includinglargercommercialapplications.”   GEhasincorporatedmilitaryandcivilenginetechnologyintoAffinity,whichwillhavetwofans,a60,000ftserviceceilingandmeetstringentaircraftnoiseregulations,accordingtothecompany.   GEsaysitdesignedAffinityforefficiencybothatsupersonicandsubsonicspeeds–importantattributesbecauseoftheUSA’slong-standingbanonsupersonicflightoverland.   ButtheFederalAviationAdministrationisnowdevelopingnewsupersonicrulesandsaysboom-softeningtechnologiescouldpermitthebantobelifted.   Aerionisworkingtowardthatgoal.Itintendstotakeadvantageofatmosphericconditionsthatcan,atspeedsuptoaboutMach1.2,bouncesonicboomsup,resultinginwhatAerioncalls“boomlesscruise”.     AerionSupersonicaimsforfirstflightofitsin-developmentAS2supersonicbusinessjet(digitalrenderingabove)in2024,followedby2026serviceentry.   GEhascompletedaninitialdesignreviewwithAerion,andlastyearperformedacoustictests“togiveusasoundreferenceonthemulti-stagefandesign”.   Asdevelopmenthasprogressed,GEsaystheAffinity’s“designhasevolved”,witheachnewiterationbuildingonthelast.Ithasredesignedthepowerplant’sfan,low-pressureturbineandsomehot-sectionpartsforthepurposeofincreasingpowerandefficiency,itsayswithoutprovidespecifics.   “WecontinuetovalidatethedesigntomeettheperformancestandardsAerionhasset,aswellasthenoiseandemissionstandardsrequiredtomeetlong-termregulatorygoals,”saysthecompany.   GEhas“aseriesoftestsscheduledforlaterthisyearfocusedonvalidatingoperabilityandperformance.Thisincludessubscaletestingontheexhaustdesignandcombustor,”GEsays.   Faster,strongerandmoreenvironmentallyfriendlyisthedevelopmenttrendofaeroengine,amongwhichthefeatureoffastundoubtedlyputsforwardhigherrequirementsforaeroengineperformance.Throughoutthedevelopmentofvehicles,onthebasisofensuringsafety,speedhasalwaysbeenanimportantappealofthenewgeneration.   Underthisbackground,theGasturbineenginesimulationtechnologydevelopmentforum2020 willbeheldonOctober15th -16th,in Shenyang,China. Renownedexpertsandleadersfromdomesticandabroadwillbeinvitedtoinvitedtodiscussandsharethedevelopmentandtrendofaeroengine.Welookforwardtoyourparticipation.   Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jun 11,2020
  • Garmin Pilot App Adds Night Mode, Other New Features

    ThenewvisitedairportsreportshowsGarminPilotusersaquickviewofwheretheyhavetraveled.   AmongthenewfeaturesinthelatestversionoftheGarminPilotapparenightmodeforapproachcharts,enhancementstothedocumentviewer,avisitedairportsreport,AppleAirPrintcapability,andsupportfortheApplePencil2.   Thereviseddocumentviewernowsynchronizesdocumentsacrossdevices,sodocumentsstoredonaniPadcanalsobeviewedonaniPhone,aslongasbotharerunningGarminPilotonthesameaccount.Italsoallowstheusertoaddnewfolders,changefoldercolors,andreorderthefolders.  Nightmodeforapproachproceduresinvertscolorsonthechartstomakethemmorereadableatnight.NightmodeworksonbothGarminFliteChartsandJeppesenchartsandisaccessiblefromtheMenubuttonwhenthechartisdisplayed. NightmodemakesGarminFliteChartsandJeppesenapproachchartseasiertoviewinthedark.   Garminaddedausefulnewfeaturetotheradialmenu,whichisactivatedbytouchingthescreeninmapmode.Theradialmenunowdisplayselevationinformationforterrain,insidetheinnercircleoftheradialmenu(theterraindatabasemustbedownloadedforthistowork).   Newfieldsinthelogbooksectionallowuserstorecordoillevelandoiladdedfortheaircraftandtonotediscrepancies(squawks).Anotherfeatureaddedtothelogbookisavisitedairportsreport.Theusercanselectalookbackperiod,viewthevisitedairports,andclickonpinnedairportstoseeinformationaboutthatflight.   AlongwithsupportforthePencil2fortheiPadareimprovedannotations,withdedicatediconsforthemarker,highlighter,anderaserinthechartsupplement,scratchpad,documents,andchartsviewingmodes.   TheAirPrintcapabilitymakesiteasytoprintweight-and-balancereportsandnavlogsdirectlyfromaniPadoriPhone. ThenewAirPrintfeatureallowswirelessprintingofnavlogs,charts,andothermaterial.   Theintelligentandinteractiveupgradeofavionicsmakestheoperationofaircraftpilotsmoreandmoresimpleanduser-friendly.Theinteractionbetweenequipmentanddailymobiledevicesnotonlymakestheoperationeasier,butalsosavesmoretimeforpilots.   Underthisbackground,the9thAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldonAugust12th-13th,inShanghai.Attheconference,wewillinvitewell-knownexpertsandleadersintheindustrytodiscussthetrendsanddevelopmentofavionics.Welookforwardtoyourparticipation. Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jun 11,2020
  • Chinese MRO Rebounding, But Seeks Restraint On OEM Pricing

    China’sdomesticflightshadrecoveredtoalmost80%ofJanuarylevelsbyMay31,upfrom20%inlateFebruary,accordingtoRadarBox.Thatisarecoveryinflights,notpassengercountsorairlinerevenues.Nevertheless,ithasmeantasubstantialrecoveryinworkonnarrowbodiesforChina’sMROs.  Forexample,ShanghaiHangxin,asubsidiaryofGuangzhouHangxinthatoffersline,baseandcomponentmaintenance,hasactuallyincreaseditsbusinessby15%thisyearandkeepsincreasingworksharply,accordingtoHangxinVicePresidentLiHua.“Ithinkthisisasignofaturn-upinmaintenancedemand.” Lispeculatesthatlinemaintenanceandcomponentmaintenancewillincreasefirstastheindustryrecovers.“That'sabasicrequirementofmakingaircrafttransfertooperationalconditionfromstoredcondition.” Nevertheless,theparentMROhashadtomakechangestodealwithpastandcurrentstresses.LisaysHangxinhasstrengtheneditscash-flowmanagementtosupportoperationsandisattemptingtoreducecoststomatchcustomerrequirements.Andfortunately,Hangxinhasreceivedsomegovernmentsubsidiesduringtheepidemic. LiwouldliketheChinesegovernmenttodosomethingbeyondprovidingsubsidiestoaidhisbusiness.“Tolowerprocurementcostsincomponentmaintenance,IwishtheChinesegovernmentwouldlaunchsomepoliciestoregulatetheunreasonablepricesfromsomeOEMs.” WithChina’sgrowingstrengthinagenerallydepressedaviationmarket,BeijingmayormaynothavethatkindofbargainingpoweroverglobalOEMs.IATAisnowtryingtonegotiateanti-discriminatorypoliciestowardPMAsandDERssimilartothoseinlastyear’sIATA-CFMagreement,withseveralmajoraerospaceOEMs,accordingtoDanielKanter,theassociation’schiefcounselforantitrust. Inanycase,ChineseMROs’logisticschallengeshaveeasedconsiderably,aftersomestressesattheheightofthecrisis.BusinessinChinahasreturnedtonormal,accordingtologisticiansatKuehne+Nagel.“Transportmovements,includingtruckingservices,arealsoreturningtonormalstatus,”K+Nsays.   Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement ,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jun 10,2020
  • ENAIRE Remotely Validates A Feature of The SACTA-iTEC System For The First Time

    Forthefirsttime,overthecourseofthreedays,ENAIREremotelyvalidatednewfeaturestocommissiontheSACTAiTECairtrafficcontrolsystem. Inthepastfewyears,groupsofaircontrollersandengineershavedefinedanddevelopedthefeaturethatallowsinformationfromaircrafttobeintegratedintooursystem,therebyaddressingbothoperationalneedsandspecificrecommendationspertainingtooperationalsafety. Inthesummerof2018,theradarlabelwithinformationon"IndicatedAirspeed/MachNumber",whichcomesfromtheaircraftinformationprovidedbyModeS,wasincorporatedintothedisplaysatourcontrolcentres.TheremainingModeSinformationrequiredoperationallyandthatisprocessedbythesystemwasevaluatedlastyearbyairtrafficcontrollers,andtherequestedimprovementswereimplementedanddevelopedandmadeavailableatthestartoftheyear. AlthougheverythingwasreadytobevalidatedwithcontrollersatENAIRE'sfacilitiesinMay2020,thecurrentsituationcausedbyCOVID-19ledustoexploredifferentoptions.Itisintimesofcrisiswhencreativeideasemerge,drivenbylargeorganisationslikeENAIRE. ENAIRE'saimwastokeepourpersonnelsafeatalltimeswhilemakingadvancesinthoseprocessesthatwouldallowustohaveaccess,inourEn-RoutecentresandTMA,andasquicklyaspossible,totheinformationtakenfromaircraftforthepurposeofautomatingairtrafficcontrol. Oncethestateofemergencywasdeclaredandthelockdownwasimposed,theAutomationDivisionofENAIRE'sSystemsOfficeimplementedaworkmethodsothatitsengineerscouldcontinuetestingtheairtrafficcontrolsystematENAIRE'sTestingandDevelopmentCentre(CED,inSpanishacronym)remotely. Inthemeantime,theATMDevelopmentandImplementationDivision,whichisresponsibleforcoordinatingthevalidationactivity,decidedtoanalysethepossibilityofdoingthisoperationalvalidationremotelybyusingtheconnectiontotheCED'sSACTAsystemtestsimulator.Atwo-phasevalidationwasproposed:aninitial,remotephasefortrainingandfamiliarisation,andasecond,on-sitephaseinvolvingafinalcheckinthecontrolpositionswhenpossible. Asaresult,ENAIRE'sAutomationandATMDevelopmentdivision,aswellasthegroupofaircontrollersthathaddefinedthefunctionality(SACTAiTECOperatingGroup),beganworktocarryoutthefirstremotevalidationatourcompany. Forthreedays,fivecontrollersfromtheMadrid,Barcelona,CanaryIslands,SevilleandPalmaAirTrafficControlCentres,togetherwithengineersandcontrollersfromvariousENAIREunits,tookpartinthevalidation. Onthefirstday,thecontrollersinthevalidationgroupreceivedoperationaltrainingonthefunctionalitytobevalidated,thescenarioandtheexercisesviaMicrosoftTeams.ThistrainingwasprovidedbymembersoftheSACTAiTECOperatingGroup,whowereintimatelyfamiliarwiththefunctionality,havingpreviouslydefinedit. Thefollowingday,thecontrollerswereintroducedtothechangesmadetotheSACTAsystemandtookpartinsimulationexercisesinwhichtheyinteractedremotelywiththesystem. Onthelastday,inadditiontodoingadditionalsimulations,thecontrollersinthevalidationgroupissuedtheirassessmentofthematurityofthefunctionalityandofitsreadinesstobeimplementedinENAIREunits. Thevalidationwasasuccess,theresultofweeksofthoroughpreparation,plannedandexecutedbysomegreatprofessionalsfocusedonthegoalofachievingit. ThisremoteactivityallowedpracticallyallENAIREunitsfromdifferentpartsofSpaintotakepartintheprocess,contributingwiththeircommentsfromtheirhomes,withouthavingtotravel.Atpeaktimes,morethan70peoplewereinvolved,simultaneouslyobservingthevalidationprocess,somethingthatwouldhavebeendifficulttosetupinothercircumstances. Thisfirstremoteexperiencemakesusingthismethodviableinthefuturetolearnaboutfeatures,operationaltestsandmore,thusopeningnewandvariouspossibilitiesforENAIRE. Thefunctionalityvalidatedremotely,SACTA4.0DAPSFunctionality:DownlinkAircraftParametersModeSisexpectedtogointooperationoverthecomingyear,followingtheon-siteverificationatthecontrolstationsandtheassociatedsafetyandtrainingprocesses. ThisadvancewillallowEn-RouteandTMAcontrollersfromanyENAIREcontrolcentretohavetheactual,updateddatathatanaircraftsendstothegroundsystem,suchas:indicatedairspeed,groundspeed,theflightlevelsetbythepilot,course,trackandrollangle. ENAIREisthusimprovingreliabilityandreducinganyuncertaintyinidentifyinganaircraftanditstrack.Also,bydisplayingthesedataatthecontroller'spost,itwillreduceandalleviatethenumberoforalcommunicationsrequiredofaircontrollers.Thisnewfunctionalitywillalsobringimprovementstothefuturemonitoringtoolsthatwillbeavailabletocontrollers(improvedcompliancealerts,tacticalMTCD,etc.),providingwarningsofconflictsanddeviationsfromclearances,enhancedsituationalawarenessandearlydetectionoferrors,therebystrengtheningoperationalsafetybarriers. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviationwillbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 10,2020
  • Appareo Adds Conexus Connectivity Collection

    Appareo,whichmanufactureslow-costandlightweightflightdatamonitoringequipment,isaddinganewproductlinecalledConexusAircraftCommunicationUnits(ACUs).Thenewunitsbothcollect andtransmitflightdatatotheoperatororaircraftmanufacturer.TheACU-200isAppareo’sfirstConexusACU,availableforfixed-wingandrotorcraftapplications,anditisalreadybeinginstalledincustomeraircraft.  TheflightdatamonitoringdatacollectedbytheACUsishelpfulforoperators’flightoperationsqualityassurance(FOQA)programsorforaircraftmanufacturers'statisticalanalysisandpredictivemaintenanceprograms.  InputstotheACU-200includeEthernet,Arinc429,andRS422.FlightdataforFOQAcomesfromonboardinertialandGPSinformation,buttheACU-200doesnotneedtointerfacedirectlywithavionics.Cybersecurityprotectionsarebuilt-in,andtheACU-200isqualifiedagainstRTCADO-160Genvironmentaltestingstandards. Tosenddata,theACU-200isequippedwith4G/3G/2Gcellulardataconnectivity,sothereisnoneedtodownloaddataontoadeviceormemorycardafteraflight.Whentheaircraftispowereddown,theoperatorcanremotelyconnecttotheACU-200 toretrievedata.  Appareo’sVision1000audioandvideorecordingsystemsandRDM-300crash-hardenedstoragesystemcaninterfacewiththeACU-200foroffloadingvideoandaudioandsafelystoringcapturedinformation.  “Morethanever,theworldrecognizestheimportanceofmakingdataworkforus,”saidAppareopresidentandCEODavidBatcheller.“BydevelopingtheConexuslineoftelematicandconnectivityproductsthatcanperformaloneorbeintegratedwithourotherflightdatarecordingandstoragesolutions,Appareoisofferinganapproachable,expandablewayforcustomerstoaccesstheirdataandputittowork.” Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonAugust13th-14th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jun 10,2020
  • IMITec And SWISS Develop Remote-Controlled Aircraft Inspection Device

    Zurich-basednon-destructivetesting(NDT)specialistIMITecGmbHhasdevelopedaremote-controlledaircraftinspectiondevicetodetectdamagemoreefficientlywithouttheneedtohaveacertifiedNDTinspectoron-site.Thedevice,whichbegandevelopmentinearly2019withprojectpartnerSWISSInternationalAirlines,issettomakeitsdebutlaterthisyear. “Anydamagetotheaircraftmustbeinspectedbypersonnelspeciallytrainedandcertified.Thetrainingofthesepersonnelisveryextensiveandtime-intensive,andforthesereasonsthereisaworldwideshortageofinspectionpersonnel,”explainsChristianDuerager,managingdirector,IMITec.Ifsuitablepersonnelarenotavailableatthelocationofadamagedaircraft,theresultisanAOGsituationthat costsairlinesmoney. DueragersaysIMITec’spatenteddevicemakesitpossibletocompleteNDTinspectionsofanaircraftremotely,withcertifiedpersonnelcontrollingtheprocessandanalyzingtheresultsattheirhomebasebeforedeterminingwhethertheaircraftcanbereleased. Thedeviceitselfisaclimbingrobotthatmovesonferromagneticrails,whichareattachedtotheaircraftstructureusingavacuumtechniqueandfeatureaninnovativecontrolmechanismtoguidetherobotoveritssurface.Oncetherailsareinplace,thedeviceautomaticallyconnectstothemandscansanareaofinterest.Ifneeded,aremoteoperatorcansteerittoaselectedposition. Thedevicecollects3Deddycurrentmeasurementdatatodetectcracksandthedepthanddimensionofdamagesuchasdents.AccordingtoDuerager,inspectiontimesdependonthedamagesize,butfortypicaldentinspectionitwouldtakeapproximately10minutes toinspecttheareaandgenerateareport.Dueragersaysothermethodswouldtakemorethananhourforthesameresults. IMITechasfinisheditsproductionandtestingofthefirstprototypedevice,whichiscurrentlyataclientsitetobetestedinareallinemaintenanceenvironment.ThecompanyexpectsthetesttobefinishedbytheendofJune,atwhichpointitwillimplementanyneededimprovementsbeforegettingthedevicereadyformarketinOctober. “Basedontheexperiencegainedduringthecoronaviruscrisis,wehavemanyrequestsforsucharemote-controlledinspectiondevicefromaircargocompaniesbecausetheymainlyhavenolinemaintenancecapabilityabroadandtheirfleetisrelativelyold,”saysDuerager. AccordingtoIMITec,thedevicecanbeusedwithallaircrafttypes,butrightnowitismainlyusedforaircraftmadeofaluminum.IMITecplanstoequipthenextgenerationofthedevicewithanultrasonicprobe,whichwillbeusedforthedetectionofdelaminationonaircraftmadewithcompositematerials. Underthisbackground the 4th AnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldon September24th-25th,2020 in Qingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedby Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited , COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd & Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Willmainlydiscuss DomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends, BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance, SparePartsandCostManagement , MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 27,2020
  • Increase in Demand For Micro Nav's Remote ATC Simulation

    Foryears,MicroNavhasoffered BESTRemote aspartofitssinglesolutionATCsimulationproduct,BEST(BeginningtoEndforSimulationandTraining). TheCOVID-19pandemichasseenadramaticchangeincircumstancesandimpactedonworkingpatternsunlikelytochangeintheimmediatefuture.Moreworkisdeliveredremotely,andthishasbroughttheexistingcapabilityof BESTRemote intofocusandledtoanincreaseincreaseinMicroNav’scustomersmovingtoaremotemethodofworkingwiththeirsimulators. BESTRemote deliversseamlesscollaborationbytakingallthefeaturesofBESTandextendingthecapabilitiestoallowsimulationstoberun,regardlessofgeographiclocation,includingconnectingmultipleBESTATCsystemsforremotetrainingorjointsimulations. BESTATCsimulationsoftwarehasalwaysworkedonaprivatecloud,buthasnowbeentrialledandtestedforlarger,commerciallyavailableCloudplatforms,forexampleMicrosoftAzure.  RunningtheBESTATCsimulationintheCloudprovidestheuserwiththefullcapabilityoftheBESTproduct,withthecompletesystemfunctionalityanddatabeingthesameasusedonanyphysicalBESTsystem. ThisflexibilitywillenableMicroNav’sbroadrangeofcustomerstouseBESTRemoteaspartoftheirrecoveryplans,includingsomeinitialquickwins; EnsuringAirTrafficControllersremaincurrentandmaintaintheircompetencelevels Continueorre-starttheirtrainingprogrammes Utiliseremotepilotstohelprunexercises Scaletheiroperationtomeetdemandandsupporttheirtrainingdeliverywheretheinfrastructuredoesnotaccountforsocialdistancing. TrustedbyAirNavigationServiceProviders,academicestablishments,airportsandthemilitaryworldwidesince1988,MicroNavistheaward-winningfirstchoiceforATCsimulationsolutions. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the 2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldon July23rd -24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 27,2020
  • GE9X Engine Nears Final Certification Tests

    EngineersatGEAviationarepreparingforfinalcertificationtestsoftheGE9X,themostpowerfuljetengine intheworld. AccordingtoGEAviation,thefinalenginecertificationtest,whichiscalled theInitialMaintenanceInspection (IMI),willbegin“soon”. TheIMItestprovestheenginecanoperateproperlywithinitsdefinedmaintenanceintervals,themaximumtimeanengineshouldbeoperatedforbeforemaintenanceisconducted. GEalsoneedstocomplete3,000cyclesofthe ExtendedOperations (ETOPS)testbeforeentryintoservice.TheoutcomewillprovideeligibilityfortheGE9XenginestobeinstalledonanETOPSaircraft. ETOPSaircraftarepermittedtoflyremoteroutesthatcontainpointsmorethan60minutesawayfromthenearestairport,asflownatitsone-engineinoperativecruisespeed.TheGE9XneedstobeETOPSapprovedsoitcanbeusedontheBoeing777Xforitsentryintoservice,whichisexpectedtohappennextyear. GEhasalsorecentlysharedthe resultsoftheEndurance(Block)Testwithregulatoryagencies,Boeingand777Xairlinecustomers. TheBlockTestcomprisedofaprogressionof11differentcycletypestomirrorwhatanengineexperiencesinthefield.Thisendurancetestisseenasmorerepresentativeofbothcreepandrelatedfailuremodes. Duringtestingtheenginewassubjectedto35%moretimeatredlinetemperaturesandspeedsthanFAArequirementstoprovideproofoftheengine’sdurability.Afterthetestapiecepartinspectionwascarriedoutandshowedthatallthehardwareconformedtothecertificationandmanualrequirements. Anindependentvibrationendurancetest,whichusedvibrationlevelsof33%morethanwasrequired,hasalsorecentlybeensuccessfullycompleted. GEAviationaddedthat99%ofallGE9Xenginecertificationdocumentationhasbeensubmittedwith93%approvedbyaviationauthorities. Underthisbackground,the GasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020 willbeheldonOctober15th -16th,inShenyang,China.FortheapplicationofmaterialsinAeroengine,wewillsetupaspecialsub-forum.Ontheforum,theapplicationstatusanddevelopmentofaeroenginematerialswillbediscussedandsharedwithaviationmaterialsprofessionals. Click here toregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 27,2020
  • ADS-B Data Tapped for Turbulence Tips

    AlthoughmanyaircraftoperatorscomplainthattheadventofAutomaticDependentSurveillance-Broadcast(ADS-B)Outmandatesdonothingtoimproveflightoperations,thatmightsoonchange.Apartfromthebenefitofbettersurveillancecomparedwithradar,theADS-Bsignalbroadcastfromparticipatingaircraftcontainsdatathatcouldhelpforecastersspotturbulenceearlier,allowingthemtosharethatinformationwithotheraircraft. ADS-Bsignalsprovideawealthofdata,suchastheaircraft’sGPSposition,velocity,identity,barometricandgeometricaltitude,and,mostimportantfortheturbulenceconcept,horizontalandverticalvelocityrelativetotheEarth.Theverticalvelocityinformationiskeytosussingoutturbulence. TheFAAhaslongbeenstudyinghowaircraftsensorscancontributevaluabledatatoweatherforecastersunderitsWeatherTechnologyintheCockpit(WTIC)program.Infact,duringthecoronaviruscrisis,thevastreductionsinairlineflyinghavehadasignificanteffectonforecastingmodels,asforecastershadbeendependingonairbornemethodstosupplementtraditionalwaysofgatheringweatherinformation. ADS-BdatamightfurtheraidtheWTICprogram,whichseeksto“determinewhetheranoperationallyusefulturbulencedetectionalgorithmusingroutineADS-Breportsisfeasible.” LarryCornman,aprojectscientistattheNationalCenterforAtmosphericResearch,gaveapresentationattheAmericanMeteorologicalSociety’sannualmeetinginJanuary,introducingtheconceptofusingADS-Binformationforturbulencedetectionandsummarizingresearchondevelopingthealgorithm. “Partoftheproblemwithturbulenceisit’shighlydynamic,bothspatiallyandtemporally,”heexplainedinthepresentation.“Lackofobservationthatsupportsunderstandingofthatdynamicnatureisoneofthebigproblems.” Thecurrentmethodforobtaininginformationaboutturbulenceisthroughpilotreports(pireps)andin-situeddy-dissipationrate(EDR)reporting.In-situEDRgathersdatafromsoftwareinstalledinaircraftmonitoringsystems,suchasinformationabout acceleration,pressure,wind,angleofattack,andpitchandrollangles, “tocalculateameasureoftheturbulentstateoftheatmosphere,”accordingtotheUniversityCorporationforAtmosphericResearch(UCAR). Theproblemwithpilotreports,UCARexplained,isthattheytendtobesubjective,withlargevariationsinlocationaccuracyandreportedtimeaswellasdifferentseverityassessmentsdependingonthesizeoftheaircraft. In-situEDRhasitsownlimitations,inthatithastobeinstalledonaircraftoperatedbyawillingoperator.AccordingtoCornman,onlyabout1,400aircraftintheU.S.areso equipped.Andjustabout1,200pirepsaregeneratedeachday.Thesenumbersaretinycomparedwiththenearly140,000aircraftfittedwithADS-BOutintheU.S.thatareautomaticallybroadcastingdata-richsignalseverytimetheyfly.(Obviously,notasmuchflyingasnormalistakingplaceduringthepandemic.) Cornmanpointedoutanotherproblemwithexistingturbulencedetectionmethods,andthatisthatthescaleforthecurrentmodelsisfourtoeighttimeslargerthanthescaleofactualturbulenceaffectinganaircraft.Thisnumberrangesfromtensofmeterstotwokilometers.“Thereisamismatchthere,”hesaid. Itishardtogainanunderstandingofhow“theselarge-scaleprocessesintheatmospherepulldowntothesmallscalesthatimpactavehicle,”heexplained.“That’swhywehavetroublewithforecastingturbulencebecausewedon’thaveinformationatthesmallscale,andwedon’thaveobservationstosupportbetterforecasting.Gettingmoreobservationsiskey.” WhatADS-Bcoulddoforthiseffortisprovide“preciseinformationaboutthelocationandtime,”hesaid.“Itgetsoveralotoftheproblemswehavewiththepireps.Ifwecangetgoodinformationoutofit,it’sgoingtobeagame changer.It’sgoingtobereallyimportantinformation.” Networking,digitizationandintelligentizationarethehottopicsintheindustrialfield.Asatypicalapplicationofcomputerscienceandtechnology,avionicssystemisdevelopingtowardsahottrend.Underthisbackground,the9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020(CAIF2020)willbeheldonJuly7th-8th,inShanghai. Clickheretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 27,2020
  • Safran Expects To Build 1,000 CFM Leap Engines This Year

    FrenchaerospacespecialistSafranisexpectingtomanufacturearound1,000CFMInternationalLeapenginesthisyear,havingdelivered40%fewercivilpowerplantsoverthefirstquarter. Itsaysithandedover326enginesfromtheCFM56andLeaprangeinthethree-monthperiod.Theseincluded272Leapengines,down35%. TheLeappowerstheBoeing737MaxaswellastheAirbusA320neofamilyandtheChinese-builtComacC919. DeliveriesoftheLeap-1Bhadalreadybeenbadlyaffectedbythegroundingofthe737Max. ButwhileSafransaysithas“successfullymanaged”theimpactofthegrounding,chiefexecutivePhilippePetitcolinstates:“Thesituationwearefacingtodayisofadifferentorderofmagnitude. “Itremainsdifficult,atthispoint,tomeasurepreciselyitsfar-reachingconsequences.” Safranisworkingontheassumptionofagradualrecoverywithnewaircraftdeliveriesloweruntilatleasttheendofthisyear. “Inthelongrun,prospectsremaingoodforSafran,notablybecauseofayoungandefficientfleet[whichis]lesslikelytosufferearlyretirementandpartoutafter[coronaviruscrisis]grounding,”itsays. Some57%ofCFM56-5Band-7Benginesarelessthan10yearsofageandonly7%areabove20years,Safranadds. Itsaysitsperformancewasinlinewithguidanceand“practicallyunaffected”bythecrisisforthefirsttwomonthsofthisyear. Thecompanyhadputintoplacetheinitialmeasuresforadaptingtothe737Maxsituation,andcashgenerationhadbeenpositive. ButinMarchitsbusinessesexperienceda20%fallinactivity,withengineandbrakeaftermarket,aswellasaircraftinteriorsretrofit,decliningasairtrafficdropped.TheseeffectshaveintensifiedduringApril. Havingtemporarilyshutdownnearly20%ofitssites,Safranisputtinginplacecontingencymeasuresincludingthefurloughof35%ofpersonnelworldwide–including45%inFrance–plusa60%reductionincapitalexpenditureand30%cutinresearchanddevelopment. Itwillreduceitsoperatingcostsbymorethan20%,itsays,comparedwithlastyear. Safransaysitsliquidityis“strong”.Ithasfinaliseda3billiontwo-yearbridgeloanandanundrawn2.5billionrevolvingcreditfacility,andithassufficientliquiditytofundoperationsandreimbursedebtsmaturinginJuly2020. Itaddsthatitisintendingtomaintainpositivecashgenerationforthefullyear,despite“significantpotentialheadwinds”inthesecondandthirdquarters. Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShenyang,China.FortheapplicationofmaterialsinAeroengine,wewillsetupaspecialsub-forum.Ontheforum,theapplicationstatusanddevelopmentofaeroenginematerialswillbediscussedandsharedwithaviationmaterialsprofessionals. Clickheretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 13,2020
  • New Garmin Portable Adds Approach Overlays

    Theproliferationofpowerfultabletelectronicflightbags(EFBs)hasn’tkilledthemarketforportableGPSnavigators,andGarmintodayintroducedtheaera760portableGPSnavigatorwithsomeEFB-andavionics-likefeatures.ShippingbeginsinMay,andthenewunitretailsfor$1,599. Theaera760’sseven-inchtouchscreendisplayallowspilotstoloadinstrumentapproach,arrival,anddepartureproceduresinaflightplan.Approachprocedurescanalsobeoverlaidonthemoving-map.TheGPSreceiverworksonboththeU.S.GPSandRussianGlonassnetworks. WithauserinterfacemirroringtypicalGarminavionicsconventions,aswellasthoseoftheGarminPilotEFBapp,theaera760wasdesignedbyGarmin’sTeamX,agroupofpilotsandaircraftbuilders.Theaera760storesIFRenroutecharts,VFRsectionals,andGarminFliteCharts,anditcanalsodisplayoptionalJeppesenchartsforaccesstoinstrumentapproachesworldwide.Flightplanningcanincludevictorairwaysanduser-definedholdsoveranexistingnavigationfix. BluetoothandWi-Fiarebuilt intotheaera760,whichallowsfordownloadingsoftwareupdatesanddatabaseswirelessly.TheportablecanalsoconnecttoGarmin’sGTX345ADS-BtransponderorGDL52ADS-BreceiverfordisplayoffreeADS-BIntrafficandweather.SiriusXMweatherisalsoanoptionwhenpairedwiththeappropriatereceiver. Hard-wiringoftheaera760’spower,audio,anddualRS-232connectionstoaGarminGTNorGNSseriesnavigatorallowsthedevicestoshareandsynchronizeflightplans.Theaera760canalsoconnectwirelesslytonavigatorsviaaGarminFlightStream210or510wirelessgateway.ConnectiontoGarminGTR225,GNC255,orGTR200navcomsenablesthepilottoinputfrequenciesontheaera760andthentransferthemtothenavcom.AutopilotconnectionsarealsoavailableforflyinglateralGPSandsingle-pointverticalnavigationinvisualconditions. Garmin’s3DVisiontechnologyisavailableontheaera760,includinganHSIdisplaywithlateralandverticaldeviationbarsand“avirtual3Dvisualperspectiveviewofsurroundingterrain,obstacles,andairports.”Fullsyntheticvisionwithbackupattitudeinformationisalsoavailablewhentheaera760ispairedwithacompatibleattitudesource,includingtheGDL52orGTX345. Otherfeaturesincludefuelpriceinformation,anE6Bcomputer,weightandbalancecalculator,optionalWireAwarewire-strikeavoidancetechnology,andoptionalmapdatatoallowentryofstreetintersectionornon-aviationwaypoints. Batterylifeisuptofourhours,andaUSB-Cconnectorisavailableforexternalpowerandcharging.LoadingoftopographyandstreetmapsanduserwaypointsisviaamicroSDcardslot. Networking,digitizationandintelligentizationarethehottopicsintheindustrialfield.Asatypicalapplicationofcomputerscienceandtechnology,avionicssystemisdevelopingtowardsahottrend.Underthisbackground,the9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020(CAIF2020)willbeheldonJuly7th-8th,inShanghai. Clickheretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 13,2020
  • Eastern Airlines Selects Thomas Global’s TFD-7000 Series Flight Deck Displays For Boeing 767 Fleet Upgrade

    Wayne,Pennsylvania-basedEasternAirlineshaschosenThomasGlobal’sTFD-7000Seriesplug-and-playLCDflightdeckdisplaysforitsBoeing767fleet.DeliveriestoEasternAirlinesareunderway. TFD-7000Seriesdisplaysofferalighter,morereliable,andcost-effectivereplacementforlegacyCRTs,withaddedfunctionalityandcapacityforcurrentandemergingairspacerequirements.ThomasGlobal’sinnovativeplug-and-playLCDtechnologyenablesinstallationonovernightsoratthegate,withnoflightormaintenancecrewretrainingrequired. “TheTFD-7000Seriesistheoptimumsolutiontomodernizeour767flightdisplayswithoutmajorflightdeckmodifications,aircraftdowntimeorcrewretraining,”saidEasternAirlinesVicePresident,Maintenance&Engineering,EricCouvreur.“Further,theTFD-7000providesapracticalsolutiontoourissuesaroundCRTobsolescence,whileachievingsignificantlygreaterdisplaysystemreliability.” Underthisbackground the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldonSeptember24th-25th,2020 in Qingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyTaikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement , MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 13,2020
  • INDRA And Microsoft Migrate Air Traffic Management To The Cloud

    IndraandMicrosofthavesuccessfullycompletedthefirstphaseoftheprojecttolocateandoperatefromMicrosoftAzurecloudplatform. ThismilestonestrengthensIndra’sstrategythatalreadyhassolutionsbasedonprivatecloudplatformsincollaborationwithiTECAlliance,whichisamembershipofairnavigationserviceprovidersofSpain,Germany,UnitedKingdom,Netherlands,Poland,NorwayandLithuania.Indraistheproviderandtechnologypartnerofthisalliance. ThisnewsteptakenjointlybyIndraandMicrosoftwillenableairtrafficsystemstobetransferredtoapubliccloudforthefirsttime.Itwillenableairnavigationserviceproviderstobenefitfromtheadvantagesofhavingtheirsystemsinthecloudtogetherwithinfrastructurecost-savingandatthesametimebenefitfromstate-of-the-artcybersecurityprotectionavailableandupdatedatalltimes. Airtrafficmanagementsystemslocatedinthecloudwillenableacontrolcentertotakeoverfromanothercenterinacontingencyandwilleasethecentralizationofsomefunctions,whichwillresultinstreamliningtheinfrastructureneededfortheprovisionoftheservice. Moreover,itopensthedoortocreatingsupranationalcontrolcentersthatprovidetemporaryserviceforthosecountrieswhereinfrastructuresarenon-existentordamagedduetonaturaldisasters,ashashappenedintheCaribbeanorinSoutheastAsiaoverthelastfewyears. Inthepresentcircumstances,itisoftheupmostimportancetohavethesealternativesavailablethatallowsystemdecentralizationtogetherwiththehighestsafetystandards.Inthefuture,airtrafficcontrollersmightbeabletoprovidetheirserviceremotely. Cloudplatformshaveadirecteffectontransformingcontrollers’trainingandcertification.Accesstotrainingwillbecomeeasier,increasingtraininghoursandreducingcostsbycombiningadvancedvirtualrealitytechniques,alreadyinuseinIndra. Followingtheoutcomeofthisphase,IndraandMicrosoftareexaminingtheapplicationsofferedbycloudtechnologyforotherflightmanagementareas,includingcommunicationsystems–surveillancesystems(radars,multilaterationsystemsandADS-B),navigationsystems(ILS,GBAS),andothersrecentlydevelopedbyIndrasuchasdigitalcontroltowerandsatellitesurveillanceandcommunication. Currently,morethan160airtrafficcontrolcentersandhundredsofcontroltowersacrosstheworlduseIndra’sairtrafficmanagementsystem.Thissystemisattheheartofallnavigationserviceproviders’business. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 13,2020
  • Antenna Interoperability Successful On Ku-band LEO Constellation

    ThinKomSolutionshascompletedaseriesofinteroperabilityteststodemonstratethecompatibilityofitscoreantennatechnologywithalow-Earthorbit(LEO)satellitenetwork. Theteststookplaceduringthefirstquarterof2020,usingcommerciallyavailableairborne-certifiedhardware,includingaThinKomKu3030phased-arrayantennasubsystemandaGogoradome,adaptorplateandpoweramplifierthattogethercomprisethe2Kuaerosatcomterminal. AccordingtoThinKom,the2KuterminaldemonstratedrapidacquisitionandtrackingofLEOsatellitesandprovidedcontinuousconnectivityoveralloperationallyrelevantelevationangles.Theswitchtimebetweenindividualsatellitebeamswaslessthan100milliseconds(ms),andhandoffsbetweensatelliteswerecompletedinlessthanonesecond.SwitchesbetweenLEOandgeostationary(GEO)satelliteswerealsoachievedwithsimilarresults,accordingtothecompany.   ThinKom’sKu3030aerosatelliteantennas ThemeasuredterminalperformancedemonstratedthatthecombinationofThinKomantennasandLEOsolutionscanprovidethroughputratesinexcessof350Mbpsonthedownlinkand125Mbpsontheuplink,atlatenciesoflessthan50ms. “LEOsatellitenetworkshavethepotentialtobetransformativetothein-flightconnectivityexperience,butalsoplacenewstringentdemandsontheantennasystemsusedtotrackandconnectwiththerapidlymovingsatellites,”saidBillMilroy,CTOofThinKomSolutions.“ThisimportantdemonstrationisanothermilestoneverifyingthatourantennatechnologyoperateseffectivelyintheLEOenvironment,whichisakeyrequirementforairlinesintermsofenhancednetworkresiliencyandflexibility.” Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonJuly8th-9th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 13,2020
  • Embedded Computing For Avionics Expansion From Aitech

    TheA174connectstoamultiple-client/multiple-serversystemarchitecturewithA174serversandavionicscomputerclientsonanEthernetnetwork. CHATSWORTH,Calif.– AitechDefenseSystemsInc.inChatsworth,Calif.,isintroducingtheA174I/OexpansionsubsystemtoexpandI/Ocapabilitiesofexisting avionicssystems withastandardEthernetinterface.   Thesmalladd-onunitofferssmallformfactorandlowpowerdissipationtoexpandtheI/Oofanyavionics embeddedcomputingsystem.   TheA174connectstoamultiple-client/multiple-serversystemarchitecturewithA174serversandavionicscomputerclientsonanEthernetnetwork.EachclientcanaccessandcontrolI/OresourcesonanyoftheA174unitsonthenetwork,andanyoftheclientsonthenetworkcanaccesseachA174simultaneously.   EachclientcanrunprocessorarchitectureslikePowerPC,ARM,Intelrunninganysoftwareoperatingsystem.Theunitimplementsinterfacesinafield-programmablegatearray(FPGA),withonlythephysicallayersactingasdedicateddevices.   Thisminimizespowerconsumption,andenablescustomizationoftheunittospecificapplications.Theavionicsexpansionunit'sIntelCycloneVsystem-on-chip(SoC)FPGAimplementsallI/Ointerfaces,andtheA174alsoincludesbuilt-intest.   I/OinterfacesincludeARINC-429,analogandisolateddiscreteswithoptionalRS-232/422/485SerialandMIL-STD-1553B(BC/RT/MT)ports.Systemresourcesincludetemperaturesensorsandanelapsedtimerecorderaswellasapre-installedLinuxEmbeddedoperatingsystemanddrivers,serverapplication,andtestsampleapplications.   TheA174alsooffersEMI/RFIfilteringofI/Osignals,naturalconvectioncooling,andastandard28-voltpowerinputof16to32voltsDCwith50-millisecondpowerholduptimesupport,andenvironmentalsealing.Powerconsumptiontypicallyis13Watts,withamaximumof18Watt,andoperatesintemperaturesfrom-40to71degreesCelsius.   Networking,digitizationandintelligentizationarethehottopicsintheindustrialfield.Asatypicalapplicationofcomputerscienceandtechnology,avionicssystemisdevelopingtowardsahottrend.Underthisbackground,the9th CivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020(CAIF2020)willbeheldonJuly7th -8th,inShanghai.   Clickheretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 28,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Chooses To Partner With GEIC And 2-DTech

    Versarienplc,theadvancedmaterialsengineeringgroup,announcedfollowinganopeninnovationcall,multinationalengineeringcompanyRolls-RoycehasselectedtoworkwithTheUniversityofManchester’sGrapheneEngineeringInnovationCentre(“GEIC”)anditsTier1partner,Versariensubsidiary,2-DTechLimited(“2-DTech”).   Theinitialprogrammeofworkwillusethestate-of-the-artchemicalvapourdeposition(CVD)equipmentlocatedwithintheGEIC.Thecollaborationwilllooktoexplore,understandandcreatetechnologicaladvancessurroundingtheuseofgrapheneandother2Dmaterialsusedinwiringfornext-generationaerospaceenginesystems.   Theworkconductedwillseektousetheuniquepropertiesofthese2Dmaterialstoreducetheweightofelectricalcomponents,improveelectricalperformanceandalsoincreaseresistancetocorrosionofcomponentsinfutureenginesystems.   Theprogrammeaimstopresentpotentialeconomicbenefits,throughthepossibilityofsignificantcostreductions,andglobalenvironmentalbenefits,throughthereductionofenergyuseandloweremissionsfromelectrification.   NeillRicketts,ChiefExecutiveofVersariencommented:“Thepursuitofsustainabilityhasbecomeanimportantgoalformanycompaniesinrecentyears.Rolls-Royceisoneoftheworld’sleadingindustrialtechnologycompaniesandtoday,thesizeandimpactofthemarketsitsservesmakesthistaskmoreurgentthanever.Takingadvantageofadvancedmaterialssuchasgraphene,hasthepotentialtorevolutionisethesemarketsandaddrealbenefit.   “ThepartnershipwithRolls-Royceisasignificantendorsementto2-DTech’sworkovertheyearsandwearedelightedithasbeenchosenbysucharenownedbusinessandlookforwardtoworkingtogether.”   DrAlLambourne,MaterialsSpecialistatRolls-Royce,commented:“PartneringwiththeGEICanditsmembersmakesperfectsensetoRolls-Royceasweexploretheopportunitiesandpropertiesofanewclassof2Dmaterials.Usingtheuniquecapabilitiesof2-DTechandtheGEICwehopetoaddresssomeofthechallengesfacingmaterialsintheglobalaerospaceindustry,aswepioneertheelectrificationoffutureaircraft.”   JamesBaker,Graphene@ManchesterCEO,commented:“TheGEICisintendedtoactasanacceleratorforgraphenecommercialisation,marketpenetrationandinthecreationofthematerialsupplychainofgrapheneand2Dmaterials.It’sgreattoseeacompanylikeRolls-RoycepartnerwithusandourotherTier1member,2-DTech,tocapitaliseonourworld-leadingexpertiseandexperience,alongwithspecialistequipment,whichwillacceleratetheproductandprocessdevelopmentandmarketentry.”   Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willbeheldonOctober15th -16th,inShenyang,China.FortheapplicationofmaterialsinAeroengine,wewillsetupaspecialsub-forum.Ontheforum,theapplicationstatusanddevelopmentofaeroenginematerialswillbediscussedandsharedwithaviationmaterialsprofessionals.   Clickheretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 28,2020
  • The European Commission Selects Seven ENAIRE Projects To Forge Ahead With The Single Sky

    TheEuropeanCommissionhasselectedsevenENAIREprojectsinvolvingtheSESARExploratoryResearchprogrammetoforgeaheadwiththeSingleEuropeanSky.   TheENAIREandCRIDAprojectswerechosenfrom29proposalsselectedoutofatotalof128applicationsthatwerepresentedforthefourthcalloftheEuropeanCommission'sSESARExploratoryResearch.   ThehighproportionofprojectsawardeddemonstratesENAIREandCRIDA'screativepotentialtocontributenovelideastothedigitisationofEuropeanairtrafficmanagement.   ItalsorepresentsagreatmilestoneandanopportunityforENAIRE,togetherwithCRIDA,tocontributetotheresearch,developmentandinnovationtakingplaceinEuropeinvolvingthemostnovelconceptsinthefieldofairtrafficmanagement.   Spain'sairnavigationmanagerisattheforefrontofairtrafficmanagementtechnology,thankstotheactiverolethatitwillplayinthefollowinginitiatives:   DACUSProject: Promotesservicestobalancecapacityanddemandinvolvingdronetraffic.ItintegratestoolswithpredictionsfordemandbasedonArtificialIntelligence.   ENAIREistakingpartinthisproposalundertheleadershipofCRIDA,togetherwithEUROCONTROL,BoeingResearch&TechnologyEuropeS.L.U.,ISASoftwareLimited(ISA),IngenieriayEconomíadelTransporte(INECO),JeppesenGmbH(JEPP),DarmstadtUniversity(Tuda),SopraSteriaGroup(SSG),ToulouseMetropole(TM)andAHA(Netgengidehf).   SINAPSEProject: Studiesadigitalcommunicationsnetworkwithanarchitecturebasedonsoftwareaugmentedwithartificialintelligence.   ENAIREisparticipatingalongsideFrequentisAGandBradfredeUniversityinthisinitiative,whichisledbyALTYSTechnologies.   FAROProject: AnalysestheimpactthatnewautomationsystemshaveonthesafetyandresilienceofATMsystems.   CRIDAisspearheadingthisproposalincooperationwithENAIRE,EUROCONTROL,PolytechnicUniversityofMadrid(UPM),UniversityofBelgrade(UB),LundUniversity(LU)andZenaByte.   TAPASProject: Facilitatesunderstandingoftheresultsofartificialintelligencesystemsandautomaticlearningtomakethemtransparentandexplainable,therebyfacilitatingtheirimplementationinairtrafficmanagement.   CRIDAisleadingthisinitiativeinconcertwithBoeingResearch&TechnologyEuropeS.L.U.,ISASoftwareLimited(ISA),INDRASystems(INDRA),UniversityofPiraeus(UPRC)andtheFraunhoferResearchCentre.   ITACAProject: Developstoolsandmethodologiestoassessnewpoliciesandregulationsinordertoacceleratethedevelopmentandimplementationofnewtechnologiesinairtrafficmanagement. CRIDAisinvolved,togetherwithKungligaTekniskaHoegskolan(KTH)andTransport&MobilityLeuven,undertheleadershipofNommonSolutionsandTechnologies(NOMMON).   ISOBARProject: Considerstheuseofartificialintelligenceandthepredictionprobabilitiesofmeteorologicalphenomenatomoreefficientlymanagecapacityanddemand.   CRIDAleadsthisproposal,inwhichCarlosIIIUniversityofMadrid(UC3M),CranfieldUniversity(CU),EUROCONTROL,EcoleNationaledel'AviationCivile(ENAC),DirectiondesServicesdelaNavigationAerienne(DSNA),SwissInternationalAirLinesLtd.(SWR),SopraSteriaGroup(SSG),EarthNetworks(EN),Spain'sNationalMeteorologicalAgency(AEMET)andMétéo-France(MF)arealsotakingpart.   NOSTROMOProject: DevelopsmodelsformeasuringATMperformanceattheEuropeanlevelusingartificialintelligence.Thegoalistoyieldasystemthatissimpleandtransparentwhilepreservingthecomplexitynecessarytorepresenttheairtrafficmanagementsystemrealistically.   CRIDAisleadingthisinitiative,whichalsoinvolvesNommonSolutionsandTechnologies(NOMMON),UniversitatPolitècnicadeCatalunya(UPC),ISASoftwareLimited(ISA),UniversityofWestminster(WU)andUniversityofDenmark(DTU).   Theseprojectswillbeimplementedoveraperiodof30months,andthoseresearchconceptsthatyieldthemostpromisingresultswillbeconsideredforsubsequentresearchanddevelopmentphases,bothwithintheSESARprogrammeandaspartoftheHorizonEuropeframework.    CRIDA,ENAIRE'sinnovationcentre CRIDAisanon-profiteconomicinterestgroup,establishedbyENAIRE,thestate-ownedengineeringcompanyIneco,andthePolytechnicUniversityofMadrid(UPM),anditsmissionistoimprovetheefficiencyandperformanceoftheairtrafficmanagementsystem.   BydevelopingR&DprojectsinclosecollaborationwithENAIRE,theseniorpartner,ithelpstoprovideinnovativesolutionsforsafelydevelopingqualityairnavigationservicesefficientlyandsustainably.   Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 27,2020
  • Display Interactive, Eclipse Global Connectivity Team Up To Take On China

    Astheinflightconnectivityworldcontinuestomatureonemarketremainseversoslightlyoutofreachforsuppliers:China.Andnowaneweffort,formedfromthecombinationoftwoindustryveterans,hopestodeliveronthatpotential.EclipseGlobalConnectivityand DisplayInteractive areteaminguptolaunchanewventurebasedinShanghai,withplans“tobecomeanintegralpartoftheChineseIFECecosystem.”   Eclipsebringsitshistoryofhardwareandtechnicalimplementationskillstothepartnership,alongwithasignificantcapitalinvestmentinDisplayInteractive(DI).DIwillcontributeitssoftwareandservicestotheasyetunnamednewventure.   Thetwocompanieshavealongstandingrelationshipbutthenewdealtransformsittomorecloselydeveloptheoverallsolution.EclipseGlobalConnectivityCEOMarcPinaultexpectstodeliverimmediatebenefitstotheexistingcustomerbase,alongwithstrongpositioninemergingmarkets.“WearecombiningthequalityandflexibilityofDI’sprovenwirelesssolutionforairlineswiththetechnical,designandsecurityexpertiseofourownconnectivitysystems,plusourlong-timeengineeringandcertificationknow-how.Asaresult,wecanofferacomprehensiveIFEsolutiontoourcustomers.”   MuchoftheneweffortbuildsontherecenttransitionofDI’ssoftwarestack.ThecompanyshiftedfromabasicIFEplatformtoofferingafullyfeaturedwirelessentertainmentsystemforairlines.Contentmanagementisonlyasmallpartofthepackage.Thecompanyalsonowhandlesadvertising,payments,ancillarymarketing,movingmaps(adultandkidversions!)andmoreasasingle-stopshopforitsairlinecustomers.Thesoftwareplatformishighlycustomizable,allowingairlinestobuildabusinesscasearoundtheservicesoffered.AbasicportalandmovingmapcanbedeliveredrelativelyquicklyandeasilywhilemoreindepthofferingscanbedevelopedtomatchthelookandfeelofalegacyIFEplatformonanewsub-fleetwhereembeddedIFEisnotdesired.DI’sJacquesSalvatexplainstheofferingas“bringingflexibilityofoperationstotheairlines.Wedon’tbelieveinasolutionthatisalegacysolutionembeddedintheseats.”   HistoricallytheDIplatformwassufficientlyflexibletorunacrossmultiplehardwareplatforms.WiththenewdealthecompanieswillcooperatetomoretightlydevelopthesoftwaresystemstorunontheEclipsehardwarestack.AndtheyintendtopushhardintoChinawiththatsolution.   TheChallengesofConnectivityinChina DI’sChiefOperatingOfficerThierryCarmesrecognizesmanyofthechallengesofoperatinginChinaandnotesthatmanypriorconnectivityprograms“havenotyetdeliveredexpectedresults.”Heexpectstochangethatwithalocalteam,builtfromthegroundupincountry.Thenewpartnershipintendsto“customizeoursolutiontofullymeetairline-andbusiness-partner-specificrequirements,aswellassupportingtheirprogramsandoperationslocallyonaday-to-daybasis.WearekeentodemonstratethatourIFECmodelwillworkinChina—withthesamebenefitsandperformanceaselsewhere.Thisisaninvigoratingchallenge,andadeepmotivationforourlocalteams.”   ThispairingishardlythefirsttotrytodeliverinChinaandmosthavewalkedaway,lickingtheirwounds. Gogo and GlobalEagle bothtriedtoestablishjointventuresinthecountrywithShareCobutbackedoffthoseplansforfinancialandpoliticalreasons. GogoreturnedlastFallwithaAPTMobileSatcom deal,hopingtodeliver2Kutechnologyonlocalsatellites. Viasat establishedasimilarpartnershipwithChinaSatcom thatissupposedtoleadtomoreintegrationopportunitieseventually,butithasbeenquietinitsfirstyear. PanasonicAvionics is,byfar,theleadingplayerforinflightconnectivityservicesinChinabuteventherethesuccessislimitedalmostentirelytothelong-haulfleet,notthedomesticmarket.ThelatteriswheretheDI/Eclipseventurehopestoplay. FTSannouncedadeal18monthsago withtwosmallairlinesandthefirstaircraftwerereportedlyinstalledinJanuary.HowthatplaysoutmovingforwardgiventhenewrealityofChina’sdomesticmarketremainstobeseen.   Beyondthetechnicalrequirements,Chinaalsopresentssignificantregulatoryrestrictionsonitsinflightconnectivityservices.Aircraftmuststillbelicensedindividuallyandthoselicensesaretypicallyissuedforatemporary,1-yearterm.Inshort,thefailurestodeliveronbroadconnectivitysuccessarelessaboutthesuppliersnotbeingabletodeliveraproductandmoreabouttherequiredproductbeingsuchauniqueandtwistedversionofwhatisdeliveredelsewhere.Plus,there’sthepartwheretheChineseairlinesdonotfeelcompelledtoofferitasanoperatinglossjusttoattractpassengersbecausethecompetitionalsodoesnothavewifi.   Andtheplansto buildmassivelyprofitableshoppingportalsforpassengerstouseinflight arenowtwoyearsgonewithnosignofanysuccess.   Chinaverymuchisarelationshipmarket.Localconnectionsarecriticaltobuildingastrongpresence.DI/EclipsechosetodeveloptheventurewithlocalstaffinShanghaitoaddressthatchallenge.Butitisalsoalong,slowsalesprocesseveninthebestoftimes.Andthesearenotthebestoftimes.Thecompaniesmustbepreparedtocommittoalongdevelopmentcycleforthisnewoffering.   Thecompaniesalsoacknowledgesthesomewhatchallengedtimingoftheannouncementwithintheindustry.Still,they“believethereisaneedtodaytopreparethepost-Covid19ramp-upofservice.”Withthatinmindthenewoperationiscontinuingitsbuildout,albeitslightlydelayed,andexpectsto“beready,insuchtime,tosupportourcustomersintheirrecoverystrategiesandnewdevelopments.”   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonJuly8th-9th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 27,2020
  • ‘eTech 3D Repair’ Integrated Solution To Report Structural Damage

    ThenewtabletbasedportabletoolisintroducedbyAirbusforrecording,assessing,monitoringandreportingaircraftstructuraldamage   IntroducinganewintegratedsolutionforreportingaircraftstructuraldamagecalledeTech3DRepair.ThisnewtabletbasedportabletoolisintroducedbyAirbusforrecording,assessing,monitoringandreportingaircraftstructuraldamage.Itcanbeusedontheflightlinewithahandhelddevicebypilotsandmechanicstherebysavingconsiderabletime.   ThisnewtoolwillreplaceAirbus'PC-based"RepairManager"system,byavoidingdependenceonpaperwork,easyaccesstodigitaldocumentation,quicksharingofinformationwithOEMs,ensuringfulldamagetraceability,andproducingdamagereportsquickly-whichisthekeytoensurethecomplianceoftheairline'sprocesswithregulations.   FeaturesofeTech3DRepair - Itprovidesacompletehistoricalviewofanypreviousdamageloggedfortheaircraft. - Makeseasytorecorddamagecharacteristicsinoneclick. - Itguidestheuserinassessingdamagebygivingaccesstotherelevantdigitalstructuralrepairmanual(SRM)"ATA"chapters,aswellaspartnames. - Itincludesalookupfunctionforconsultingsuppliermanuals. - IfnostandardrepairsolutionisalreadylistedintheSRM,thenthetoolfacilitatesadirectwaytocontactengineeringtoinitiatean"AirbusTechRequest". - ItisthereforepossibletosharequicklyandefficientlyallthedamagedatawiththeaircraftmanufactureroraFARPart21repairorganisation[orcontactothersuppliersbyemail],thusavoidingtime-consumingmessageexchangesandadministrativepaperwork. - Thetoolalsoenablesmaintenancestafftoobtainrapidapprovalfromtheauthoritiesfortherepair,whichwillreducethedelayinputtingtheaircraftbackintoservice.   Underthisbackground the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldonSeptember24th-25th,2020 in Qingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyTaikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement , MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 27,2020
  • US Reapproves Licence For Leap Engine Sales to China

    TheUSgovernmenthasreapprovedGEAviation’sapplicationtosupplyenginesforComac’sC919narrowbodyprogramme,monthsafteritmulledblockingenginesales.    TheenginemakerstatesthelicencetosupplyCFMInternationalLeap-1Cengineswilllastforatermoffouryears.Itdidnotindicatewhentheapplicationwasapproved.    “Wearepleasedthatthe[US]administrationhascometothisdecision,andlooktocontinuetoserveourcustomersinChinaandbeyond,” thecompanyadds.    CFMisajointventurebetweenGEandFrance’sSafran.Inmid-February,mediareportsemergedthattheUSgovernmentwasconsideringblockingthesaleoftheLeap-1CenginetoChina,withadditionalexportlimitsonothersystems,suchasHoneywellflight-controlsystems.    However,USpresidentDonaldTrumpwadedintothedebateadaylater,tweetingthathewanted“Chinatobuyourjetengines,thebestintheworld”.HealsoblastedproposalsthatwouldmakeitdifficulttosellenginesandothercomponentsintotheChinesemarket.    ApartfrompoweringtheC919,othervariantsoftheLeaparealsoanoptionfortheAirbusA320neo,andtheexclusivepowerplantforthegroundedBoeing737Max.    GEhasobtainedexportlicencesfromtheUSgovernmentfortheLeap-1Cenginessince2014,havingmostrecentlyreceivedoneinMarch2019.    ComachassixC919testaircraftflying,allfittedwiththeLeap-1C. Ithasmorethan300Leap-poweredaircraftinitsorderbook.Comacislookingata2021-2022datefortheC919’sserviceentry.   OtherthanCFMengines,theC919willalsobefittedwithChinese-madepowerplants.   ProgressonthedevelopmentalCJ-1000AXhigh-bypassturbofan,manufacturedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngine,isstillunclear.Itwasreportedin2018thattheCJ-1000AXdemonstratorengineachievedpower-on.ChinesemediareportsindicatetheCJ-1000AXislookingtoenterservicein2021.   ThemoveshowsthatforeignsuppliersstillvaluetheChinesemarket.ThemarketdemandofChina’scivilaviationaircrafthasbeenontherise,andthecountryhasbeenmarketingeffortsintheindependentresearchanddevelopmentofaeroengines.   GasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willheldonOctober15th-16th,inShengyang,China.Wewillfocusontheaeroenginesimulationtechnology,shareanddiscussthedevelopmenttrendoftheengine,wesincerelywelcomeyourparticipation.   ClickHEREtoregisteryourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 15,2020
  • CCX Adds New Tester Features

    AfterintroducingitsnewT-RXavionicsradiotestersayearago,CCXTechnologieshasaddedaGPSsignalgeneratorandVDLMode2capabilitiestothetesters. AvionicstechniciansusetheGPSsignalgeneratortogenerateGPSsignalswithspecificpositionandtrackinformationfortestingGPSnavigationsystems.Foraircraftthatflyinairspacewherecontroller-pilotdatalinkcommunication(CPDLC)isusedinnon-oceanicairspace,VDLMode2(VHFdatalink)isthetechnologyforthatcapability.TheT-RX’snewfeaturesallowfortestingreceivingandtransmittingfunctionsoftheVDLMode2transceiver.ThenewtestingcapabilitiescanbeaddedtoexistingT-RXunits. “Withmandatesfastapproachingandoperatorsexpectingthehighest standardsofaircraftmaintenance,weareoptimisticthatmaintainersandtechs will appreciatetheeasewithwhichtheycanaddthesenewteststotheir T-RX,”saidCCXpresidentChrisBartlett.“Severalusershavetoldusthatbeingabletodo themajorityof theiravionicsradiotestingwithasingledevicewillhelp savethemtimeandeffort.” Thenewcapabilitiesweretheresultofuserfeedback,accordingtoCCX.TheGPSsignalgeneratorandVDLMode2testingcapabilitycanbeaddedtotheT-RXwithpurchaseofalicensekey. Forthiscontent,wewillheldthe9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum(CAIF)onJuly7th-8th,inShanghai.Wewilldiscussthefollowingtopics,“BeidouNavigationSatelliteSystemForAviationApplication”,“NewAvionicsTechnologyUpgradesForFutureCivilAircraftToEnsureSafeFlightOfAircraft”,etc.OurCAIFhasbeensuccessfullyheldfortenyears,anditiswellknowninavionicsinAsia.Webelieveourprofessionalserviceswillmakeyourparticipationworthwhile. ClickHEREtoregisteryourinteretsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Apr 15,2020
  • Airframe MRO Predictions: Passenger Maintenance Will Take A Hit, Cargo Work Could Pick Up

    Scheduledcommercialairframemaintenanceworkisexpectedtotakeasignificanthitduringthenovelcoronaviruspandemicas carriersconsciousofpreservingcashflowareexpectedtoeitherdowngradeworkloadsorasktodeferpaymentstoMROs.AsofApr.3,theCOVID-19pandemichas resultedinmorethanonemillioncasesandinexcessof53,000deathsworldwide.   SRTechnicssaysthefastdeclineinpassengeraircrafttraffichasprompted"severalinquiriesfromourcustomersaskingforpaymentdeferralsandweexpectthistoincreasefurther,”saysits spokesperson.   However,itisstillseeingrequeststokeepaircraftairworthyinatimeofmassaircraftgroundings,withthepossibilityofupto80%oftheentireglobalfleetbeingeventuallyparked.“Short-termaircraftstoragemaintenance,out-of-storagechecksandreturn-to-servicemaintenanceishighindemandandwearepreparedincaseourcustomersrequirelong-termstoragecareandmaintenance,”theSRTechnicsspokespersonsays.   Awaveofmaintenanceworkordercancellationsareanticipatedacrosstheindustry,withOliverWymanestimatingbetween$17-35billionofitsoriginal$90.7billion2020MROforecastdemandtobewipedoutasaresultoftheCOVID-19pandemic.   Sofar,largerplayerssuchasAFIKLME&MandLufthansaTechnikhavekepttheirshopsrunningtosomedegreebuthaveacknowledgedthedisruptiveeffectsofthenovelcoronavirus.   AFIKLME&M toldAviationWeekthatishaschosentofocusonmaintainingairworthinessfortemporarilygroundedaircraftandfortheflightsdedicatedtorepatriatingEuropeanresidentsfromallaroundtheworldorsupplyingrespirators,testkitsandmasks.   Somesmallerscaleoperations,suchasPoland’sAviaprimeGroup,whichistheparentgroupforLinetech,Serbia’sJATTehnikaandSlovenia’sAdriaTehnika,hasseenfewerthanfivecancellationsacrossallthreebusinessestodate.    However,furthereastinEuropeinEstonia,maintenanceproviderMagneticMROisseeingamixofcustomerreactions“rangingfromparanoiatooptimism,frompanictosober-mindedapproach.”RistoMäeots,CEOatMagneticMRO,saysthereisstillsomeworkinitshangars,butasairlinesdecreasetheirflighthours,theMROexpectsdowngradedworkscopes“enabling[them]toflythelowerutilization.”   Mäeotsdoesn’tforeseeawaveofairlinesbringingscheduledmaintenanceforwardduringgroundings.“Somemight,butitisratherrare,”hesays.“Scheduledmaintenancecanbeaffordedbythosewhohavesuchcapitalreserves.Idonotexpectit happeningtoomuch,becauseaseveryoneunderstands,eachdayofdelayingettingoperationsbackontrackmeanstherecoveryextendsexponentially.”Inthenear-term,thecompany’sinvestmentplanshavebeenplacedonholduntilitsseesliquiditycomingback.   OnesmallcrumbofcomfortforsomeMROsisapossiblespikeinstoragerequestsforgroundedaircraft.U.S.-headquarteredSTSAviationGroupisonecompanyseeingthis.“Sincethepandemicstarted,wehavehaddozensofrequestsforaircraftstorageandparkingatourbasemaintenancefacilities,”MarkSmith,grouppresident,andLenaWatters,seniorvicepresidentandgeneralmanagerofSTSAviationServices,toldAviationWeekviaemail.   ThecompanyhastwobasemaintenancefacilitiesintheUKatBirminghamandNewquay,bothacquiredlastyear,alongwitha hangarinMelbourne,Florida.AsofApril2020,allcontinuetorunonnormalschedulealbeitwithadditionalstaffsafetymeasuresinplace.   Otherproviders,suchasUK-basedCaerdav,hasalsopublicizedrequeststostoreaircraft,withitssiteinSt.Athan,Walesabletoholdupto50aircraftatatime.   WhilepassengerairlinesarescalingbacktheirMROrequests,theoppositeistrueforfreightercarriers.“Weareseeingincreasedmaintenanceschedulesfromcargocarriers,”saysSTS.“AstheworldcontinuestobattleCOVID-19,wewillseeariseindemandforcargoandsuppliestobeshippedglobally.Thistrendisn’tgoinganywheresolongasthispandemiclingers.”   ExamplesofthisincludeAmericanAirlinesconvertingpassengeraircraftintocargo-onlyflightstotransportmedicalequipment.“Cargocarriersaremaxedoutrightnow,andcommercialoperatorsarestartingtostepupandfillthegaps,sotospeak,”theysay.   Thishasn’tgoneunnoticedbythelikesofMagneticMRO,whichhasitsDOAteamsetuptoprovidecustomerswithcabinmodificationsforCOVID-19medicalcargotransportationinprimarilypassengercabinaircraft.   Overthenextdecade,theglobalaviationmaintenancemarketwillremainahugeopportunity,benefitingfromtheemergenceofnewmodels,enginesandcomponents,aswellastheneedtoreplaceoldanddamagedaircraftandengines.Underthisbackground the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldonSeptember24th-25th,2020 in Qingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyTaikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement , MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 14,2020
  • BAE Systems Warton Upgrades Radar Simulator

    MicroNavrecentlyprovidedBAESystems,Warton,UKwithanupgradetotheirexistingATCradarsimulator.TheATCfunctionatBAESystems,Wartonservicesauniquemixofcivil,militaryandtestflying. TheupgradeconsistedofacompletehardwarerefreshandanupgradetothelatestversionoftheBEST(BeginningtoEndforSimulationandTraining)ATCsimulationsoftware.ThesimulatorinstalledisMicroNav’ssingle-solutionBESTsimulator,completewithBESTRadarandBESTLink,providingahigh-fidelityradartrainingplatform. BAESystems,WartonreceivedtwoBESTpositions,oneoperatingastheSupervisor/PseudoPilot,andtheotheractingasBESTInterfaceManager.   TheBESTInterfaceManager fullyintegratesBESTwith theirIndraNOVA9000Air TrafficControlSystemequipment,whichisareplicaoftheiroperationalenvironment. Thisallowsthetraineecontrollertositatanoperationalposition andtraininanidentical environmentthattheywouldseeinalivesituation,witha pseudopilotdrivingthesimulatedtraffic. Thesimulatorisusedtoensurecontrollerstopupcurrencyhours,whererequired,inadditiontocompletingtheirproceduraltraining. MattSlingeratBAESystems,Wartonsaid: “Thesimulatorsupportsourtrainingoncomplexprocedureswithrespecttotestprofileswhichcannotbepracticedelsewhere,therebyincreasingouroperationalsafety.Thesimulatoriswelllikedbythecontrollers,anditsflexibilityallowedustotailorittoourownoperation.” ShaneHannam,HeadofSales&MarketingatMicroNav,said: "Itisalwaysagreatfeelingwhenalong-standingcustomercontinuestoseethevalueoftheBESTATCsimulatorandMicroNav'ssupportservices.BAESystems,Wartonareuniqueinhowtheyusetheirsimulator,anditisalwaysfascinatingtoseethetrafficmix,includingfastjets,plusairspaceintricaciesthataretestedandtrainedusingtheBESTsimulator." ThesimulatorwasfirstinstalledbyMicroNavin2001.ThiswasamilestoneinMicroNav’shistory,markingthestartofstimulation–itssoftwareintegratingwithanOracleradarworkstation–allowingcontrollerstobenefitfromtrainingwiththecompleterealismofthe displaybeingusedforliveairtrafficcontrol.   Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 14,2020
  • ThinKom Antennas Comply With Non-interference Rules

    ThinKomSolutionshasannouncedthatitsphased-arraysatelliteantennasareinfullcompliancewiththelatestrulesfrominternationalregulatorybodiesgoverningevolvinginterferencethreats.   TheannouncementisinresponsetotheInternationalTelecommunicationsUnion(ITU)andthe2019WorldRadiocommunicationsConference(WRC19),whichhaveadoptedstandardstopreventinterferencebetweensatellitesingeostationary(GSO)andnon-geostationary(NGSO)orbitsandbetweenaeronauticaland5Gterrestrialservicesusingsharedfrequencies.   ITUArticle22specifiesthatterminalsoperatingonNGSOsatellitesmustlimittheiremissionsinthedirectionofGSOsatellites.AccordingtoThinKomSolutions,theseemissionscanandwilloccurwhenNGSOsatellitesmoveinandoutofalignmentwithGSOsatellites.   “OurVICTSphased-arraytechnologyensuresfullcompliancewithITUArticle22byeliminatingelevatedsidelobeswhenoperatingonNGSOs,therebyprotectingagainstinterferenceintheGSOplane,”saidBillMilroy,CTOofThinKomSolutions.“WehavesuccessfullycompletednumeroustrialstodemonstrateinteroperabilitybetweenNGSOandGSOsatelliteswithnointerference.”   DelegatesatWRC19reaffirmedtheuseofKa-bandfrequenciesforaeronauticalandmaritimesatellitecommunications,butsomeofthesefrequenciesaresharedwithterrestrial5Gmobilenetworksforuseinpoint-to-pointback-haulanddistributionservices.Forthatreason,WRC19imposedstrictlimitationsonspuriousemissionsfromsatelliteterminalsonaircrafttopreventinterferencewith5GgroundnetworksoperatingontheprotectedKa-bands.   “ThinKom’sproprietaryVICTSphased-arrayarchitectureisdesignedsothattheantenna’sradiatingapertureisshieldedbyitshousing,”explainedMilroy.“Thismeansthereisnodirectpathbetweentheantennaandtheground,evenatverylowelevationangles,thuseliminatingtheneedtoattenuateormutethetransmitsignalinordertomeetthestringentWRC19requirements.”   TheextentofpotentialoverlapareasaffectedbytheWRC19regulationswillbe“significant”intheviewofThinKomSolutions.TheUSA,Canada,Japan,KoreaandIndiaarealreadyusingorplanningwidespreadusageofKa-bandfrequenciesintheir5Gterrestrialnetworks,andothercountriesareexpectedtofollow.   “Weareenteringaneweraintelecommunicationsinwhichtheskiesbecomemorecrowdedwithhundreds,oreventhousands,ofGSOandNGSOsatellites,andaproliferationof5Gterrestrialnetworks–allsharingportionsofthesameKa-bandspectrum,”saidMilroy.“Thiswillcreatechallengesformanysatelliteantennamanufacturerstomeettheinternationalregulatorymandates.ThinKomVICTSantennasarealreadyfullycompliantwithallpresentandforeseenITUandWRCrequirements.”   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonJuly8th-9th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 14,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Said to Offer China Engine Plant to Win Deal on Jet

    Factorywouldalsobuildturbinesforlocally-orderedA330neos. Rolls-RoyceHoldingsPlcisofferingtobuildanaircraftengineassemblylineinChinaasitchasesadealtosupplyturbinesfortheAsiannation’ sfirstwide-bodypassengerjet,peoplefamiliarwiththemattersaid. ThefactorywouldalsobeabletomakeenginesforAirbusSE’ sA330neojet,whichtheEuropeanplanemakeriseagertogetintotheChinesemarket,accordingtothepeople,whoaskednottobenamedbecausetheplansaren’tpublic.ArepresentativeforRolls-Roycedeclinedtocomment. TheproposalcomesasRollscompeteswithGeneralElectricCo.topowertheCR929wide-bodyplanebeingdevelopedbyCommercialAircraftCorp.ofChinaLtd.,knownasComac,slatedforcommercialsalesaround2025.TheLondon-basedgroupisofferingaderivativeoftheTrent7000modelthat’ sthesoleengineoptionontheA330neo. WesternaerospacefirmsarehavingtoshiftproductiontoChinatowinordersinwhat’ ssettobecometheworld’ sbiggestaviationmarketearlynextdecade.Atthesametimethey’ rereluctanttohandovertechnologythatwouldenhancethecountry’ sabilitytomakecompetitiveplaneswithoutoutsidehelp,andtheRollsfacilitywouldfallshortofactualmanufacturing,thepeoplesaid. RecentInnovations InofferingavariantoftheTrent7000insteadoftheTrentXWBthatpowersAirbus’ sall-newA350,theU.K.companyisalsowithholdingsomerecentinnovationsinfanandturbine-bladedesignfromtheCR929,whichwilllikelyfeature250to320seats,makingitsimilarinsizetotheA330. Rollsiscontinuingtoweighapartnershipwithstate-ownedAeroEngineCorp.ofChinaonthejet,thepeoplesaid.Thewide-bodyisbeingdevelopedbyComacwithRussia’ sUnitedAircraftCorp.,aunitofRostecStateCorp.,whichhasalsosaiditcouldworkwithAECCondevelopingturbines,mostlikelyforalaterversion. Aerospaceranksthird-topamongpriorityindustriesidentifiedinPresidentXiJinping’ s"MadeinChina2025" programasthecountryseekstotakeplanemakingtoalevelwhereitcanstartcompetingwithAirbusandBoeingCo. Chinawillneed7,690newaircraftworth$1.2trillionoverthenext20years,accordingtotheU.S.company,withComacitselfaimingtodeliver2,000planesby2035. TheRolls-RoyceplantmightofferAirbusawaytoboostsalesoftheA330neo,amodelpitchedbytheEuropeancompanyasperfectlysuitedtotheChinesemarketbutstrugglingtowinordersincompetitionwithBoeing’ smoreadvanced787Dreamliner. Withabacklogof238jetsasoftheendofJanuary,including28forIranAirwhichAirbusmaynotbeabletofulfillduetothereintroductionofsanctions,adealfortheA330neofromChinawouldcomeasahugeboosttotheprogram. Forthefuturedomesticcivilaircraftdemandisverylarge,allcountriesareveryoptimisticaboutChina’scivilaviationindustry.Rolls-Royce’ smovenotonlyreflectsthemontheChinesemarket,butalsoshowsthatthelevelofaviationmanufacturinginChinaisalsoimproving.Asthemostcorecomponentofaircraft,aeroengine’ smanufacturinglevelcanbetterreflectthecomprehensivestrengthofacountry.AndwiththearrivalofIndustry4.0,manufacturingtechnologytendstobemorevirtualized,networkedandconvenient. Inviewofthis,GasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShengyang,China.Wewillfocusonthesimulationtechnologyofthewholelifecycleofgasturbineengine,shareanddiscuss. Register yourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 29,2020
  • Head-wearable Display Obtains First Certification

    EASAhasapprovedUniversal’sClearVisionsystemwithSkyLenshead-wearabledisplayontheATR72/42. UniversalAvionicsSystemshasreceivedEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgencycertificationforitsClearVisionenhancedflightvisionsystem(EFVS)withSkyLenshead-wearabledisplay,thefirsttimethatahead-wearabledisplayhasbeencertifiedforcivilaviation.ThecertificationisontheATR72/42regionalairliner. Thisapprovalwillallowoperatorstousethe"visualadvantage" availablewiththeClearVisionEFVStoinitiateinstrumentapproachesortakeoffinlowerflightvisibility,whichwillhelpoperatorsmeetschedulesandavoidhavingtodiverttoalternateairports.Operatorswillalsobeabletousethesystemforenhancedvisionsystem-orEVS-to-landcapability,allowinglandingsinpoorvisibilitywithoutusingnaturalvisiontolookoutsidetheaircraft. TheClearVisionEFVSworkswithtraditionalhead-updisplays(HUD),head-down(instrument-panel-mounted)displays,andUniversal’sSkyLenshead-wearabledisplay(HWD).ClearVisioncandisplayenhancedvisionandsyntheticvisionsystemimagery,anditcanblendthoseimagesinacombined-visionformat.AnadvantageoftheSkyLensHWDisthatitsfieldofviewisnotlimited,asisthecasewithatraditionalHUDorhead-downdisplays.TheSkyLensfieldofview(or "fieldofregard," asUniversaldescribesit)isbasicallyunlimitedanddependsonwherethepilotislooking. "ThecertificationofourEFVSwithSkyLensisabreakthroughincommercialaviation," saidUniversalCEODrorYahav."Aircraftoperatorscannowtakeadvantageofmajorenhanced-flight-visioncapabilitiesandsafetyimprovementswithourprovenClearVisionsolution.ThismarksthefirstcivilcertificationofanHWDandthefirstEVS-to-landsolutionforline-fitpassengeraircraft.[Thisis]amajormilestoneininnovationinaviation." Underthisbackground,the 9th CivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldon July7th -8th ,inShanghai. Atthisforum,thesetopicswillbethehighlight: -IndustryDevelopmentHighlights-VirtualizationTechnology,MainDrivingForceOfAvionicsSystemDevelopmentInTheFuture -DetailedDesignAndPlanningOfTheAirborneHUDSystemForAdvancedCommercialAircraft Register yourinterestsorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 30,2020
  • Boeing Joins UK Digital Aviation Project, Will Research Digital Maintenance

    BoeinghasformallyjoinedtheDigitalAviationResearchandTechnologyCentre(DARTeC)atCranfieldUniversityintheUKandwillparticipateinprojectareassuchasdigitalmaintenancerepairandoperationsonceitcommencesfromsummer2020. The£65million($79.8million)initiativewasannouncedinJuly2018andaimstogrowtheUK’sresearchintodigitalaviationtechnology,whichincludesanexperimentalairportterminalandahangarofthefuturefullyinstrumentedforadvanceddigitalmaintenancerepairandoperations. SpecificareasofresearchundertakenbyDARTeCwillincludetheintegrationofdronesintocivilianairspace,utilizingnewtechnologiestoincreasetheairportefficiencies,usingdatacommunicationinfrastructurestobetterdevelopsafeairspacesandincreasingthereliabilityandavailabilityofaircraftutilizingself-sensingandself-repairtechnologies. TheairframeOEMentersapartnershipwhichincludesairlinetradebodytheInternationalAirTransportAssociation,electricalsystemsmanufacturerThalesandin-flightconnectivityspecialistInmarsat,amongothers. AlthoughnewtotheDARTeCproject,Boeing’stieswithCranfieldgobackmorethan25years,withbothpartiescooperatingonseveralresearchandtechnology-driveninitiativeswhichhaveincludedthedevelopmentofnewaircraftconceptsandstudiesintopassengerbehavior,cabinrefurbishmentandmanagementprocesses. CranfieldhasalsohostedBoeing’scenterofexcellenceinIntegratedVehicleHealthManagement,knownastheIVHMCentre,whichisalsopartoftheDARTeCasafoundingmemberbackin2017.TheIVHMCentreaimstousesystemdatageneratedfromvehiclessuchascarsandaircrafttosupportoperationaldecisionsandoptimizemaintenance. Overthenextdecade,theglobalaviationmaintenancemarketwillremainahugeopportunity,benefitingfromtheemergenceofnewmodels,enginesandcomponents,aswellastheneedtoreplaceoldanddamagedaircraftandengines.Underthisbackground the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonSeptember24th-25th,2020 in Qingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyTaikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement , MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 30,2020
  • Nokia Installs Advanced Air Traffic Control Network With IAA

    NokiaCorporationNOKrecentlyannouncedthatithasteamedupwiththeIrishAviationAuthority(“IAA”)todeployindustry-leadingairtrafficcontrolnetworkinNorthAtlanticairspace.Currentlyinservice,thenetworkhasbeenestablishedattheIAA’sWestIrelanddisasterrecoverycenter.Withmorethan6.4billionradionetworksubscriptions,thestrategicdealemphasizesNokia’seffortstoofferbest-in-classmissioncriticalnetworks,fueledbyburgeoningmigrationoflegacyservicestoadvancednetworkinfrastructure. Perthedeal,Nokiaspurredthenetworkdeploymentwithsupplyofhigh-bandwidthbackedInternetProtocol(IP)andMulti-ProtocolLabelSwitching(MPLS).Thesenetworkingproducts,whichwentlivelastyear,augmentedIAA’scapacitytodeliverseamlesscriticalradarandvoiceservicestothecontrollersoverIP/MPLSplatform.Beingoneofthebusiestairspaceintheworld,theNorthAtlanticnetworkoffersstreamlinedoperationsofairtrafficcontrol(ATC)applicationsandsupportsend-to-endcommunicationsbetweenradarstationswithhigheststandardsofreliability. Witharichhistoryofdeployingmorethan1,300mission-criticalnetworksinenergy,manufacturing,transportandpublicsectorsegments,Nokiaaimstocontinueprovidingtop-notchprofessionalservicesrangingfromnetworkdesigntodeploymentwithlong-termsupportandmaintenanceservicestotheIAA.TheFinnishtelecommunicationscompanystatedthattheglobalairtrafficisexpectedtodoubleby2030anditisleavingnostoneunturnedtomanagetheproliferatingairtrafficscenario. Markedly,Nokiaencouragescustomerstomoveawayfromaneconomy-of-scalenetworkoperatingmodeltodemand-drivenoperationsbyofferingeasyprogrammabilityandflexibleautomation.This,inturn,supportsdynamicoperations,reducescomplexityandimprovesefficiency.Thecompanyseekstoexpanditsbusinessintotargeted,high-growthandhigh-marginverticalmarketstoaddressgrowthopportunitiesbeyonditstraditionalprimarymarkets. Inaddition,thecompanyisdrivingthetransitionofglobalenterprisesintosmartvirtualnetworksbycreatingasinglenetworkforallservices,convergingmobileandfixedbroadband,IProutingandopticalnetworkswithsoftwareandservicestomanagethem.Leveragingstate-of-the-arttechnology,Nokiaistransformingthewaypeopleandthingscommunicateandconnectwitheachother.Theseincludeseamlesstransitionto5Gtechnology,ultra-broadbandaccess,mission-criticalapplications,IPandSoftwareDefinedNetworking,cloudapplicationsandIoT. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviationwillbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 30,2020
  • IAG Selects Immfly to Enhance Inflight Digital Platform

    InternationalAirlinesGroup(IAG)hasannouncedalong-termpartnershipwithIFEproviderImmfly,whichwillsupportthedevelopmentandmaintenanceofIAG’sinflightdigitalplatform.air. Followingafive-yearcollaborationbetweenImmflyandtheGroup’sairlineIberiaExpress, IAGnowintendstoenhanceits.airplatformwithnewfeatures,products,servicesandretailopportunitiesdesignedtounlocknewrevenuestreamsandincreasecustomersatisfaction. TheplatformhasalreadydeployedthemostadvancedconnectivityserviceacrossalargepartoftheGroup’sfleettodeliveraconsistentdigitalcustomerexperience,withbuiltinflexibilitytotailortheofferingtoeachairline’sbrandandcustomerproposition. “ThepartnershipwithImmflywillenableIAGtodelivernewpersonalisedservicesandexpandtheproductrangeofferedtoourcustomersacrossentertainment,retailandloyalty,”saidAndreaBurchett,GroupHead,IAGConnectatInternationalAirlinesGroup.“Weareexcitedtoworktogethertodevelopservicesthatinnovateanddisruptthemarketbyleveragingourcombinedknowledgeandexpertiseforthebenefitofourcustomersandairlines.” JimmyMartinezvonKorff,ExecutiveChairman,Immfly,added:“ThepartnershipwithIAGandImmflybringstogetheraworldleadingairlinegroupcomposedoftoptieraviationbrandsinIreland,UKandSpain,withtheindustry’sforemostpartnerforpioneeringcabindigitalisation.Together,IAGandImmflywillprovidedigitalengagementtoolsandresourcesthatwillenhancethejourneyofmillionsofcustomers.” Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonJuly8th-9th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 29,2020
  • EASA Certifies ClearVision With Head-wearable Display

    TheUniversalAvionicsSkyLenshead-wearabledisplayandClearVisionEFVSarenowEASAcertified.(Photo:UASC)   UniversalAvionicsSystemshasreceivedEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgencycertificationforitsClearVisionenhancedflightvisionsystem(EFVS)withSkyLenshead-wearabledisplay,thefirsttimethatahead-wearabledisplayhasbeencertifiedforcivilaviation.Thisapprovalwillallowoperatorstousethe“visualadvantage”availablewiththeClearVisionEFVStoinitiateinstrumentapproachesortakeoffinlowerflightvisibility,whichwillhelpoperatorsmeetschedulesandavoidhavingtodiverttoalternateairports.   TheClearVisionEFVSworkswithtraditionalhead-updisplays(HUD),head-down(instrument-panel-mounted)displays,andUniversal’sSkyLenshead-wearabledisplay.ClearVisioncandisplayenhancedvisionandsyntheticvisionsystemimagery,anditcancombinethoseimagesinacombinedvisionformat.AnadvantageoftheSkyLenshead-wearabledisplayisthatitsfieldofviewisnotlimitedasisthecasewithatraditionalHUDorhead-downdisplays.TheSkyLensfieldofview(or“fieldofregard,”asUniversaldescribesit)isbasicallyunlimitedanddependsonwherethepilotislooking.   “ThecertificationofourEFVSwithSkyLensisabreakthroughincommercialaviation,”saidUniversalCEODrorYahav.“AircraftoperatorscannowtakeadvantageofmajorenhancedflightvisioncapabilitiesandsafetyimprovementswithourprovenClearVisionsolution.Thismarksthefirstcivilcertificationofa[head-wearabledisplay]andthefirstEFVStolandsolutionforline-fitpassengeraircraft.”   Withthewideapplicationandrecognitionofvirtualrealitytechnology,itisalsoappliedintheflightwithhighsafetyrequirements.Avionicssystemsarebecomingmoreandmorepaperless,intelligentandnetworked.Inthecaseofensuringthesafetyofpassengersandfuselage,simpleandconvenientoperationalsomakesthepilotflyingwithmightdoubled.WhileitwilltaketimeforHead-wearableDisplaytobecomewidelyavailable,itisaninevitabletrendinflighttechnology.   Underthisbackground,the9th CivilAvionicsInternationalForum withAirbornesoftwareandAirborneElectronicsHardwareSub-forum willbeheldonJuly7th -8th ,inShanghai.Welookingforwardtoyour participationandsharing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 12,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Issues Sanguine Trent 1000 Outlook

    Rolls-RoyceonFridayreported“significant”progressonfixestothetroubledTrent1000turbofanalongwitha25-percentincreasein2019underlyingoperationalprofit,ledbya£195millionorganicimprovementwithintheCivilAerospacedivision.Speakingduringthecompany’s2019full-yearearningscall,Rolls-RoyceCEOWarrenEastsaidlastyear’s£578millioncashcostassociatedwithTrent1000workwouldmarkapeakinspendingontherelatedredesigns,certifications,andcustomersupportfunctionssuchasenginereplacements.ThecompanydidnotchangetheoutlookitdeliveredduringitsNovemberearningspresentationforthethirdquarter,meaningitcontinuestoexpectAOGstoreacha“single-digitposition”bythemiddleofthisyear,downfromthecurrentlevelofabout35.   “Duringtheyearwe’vemadeprettygoodprogress,goodprogressinactivelymanagingthesituation,continuingtoextendourMROcapabilityandcapacity,”saidEast.“Wearenowinapositionwhereeightoutofninedesignchangesaredone.”Rolls-RoyceexpectscertificationofaredesignofpartoftheTrent1000PackageBintermediate-pressurecompressorsometimeduringthesecondhalfoftheyear.Otherwise,ithasgainedcertificationonsevenoftheeightchangescompleted.Eastreportedthattheninthtask—designworkonthehigh-pressureturbinebladeintheTrent1000TEN—continuestoprogresswellandremainsonscheduleforafirst-half2021entryintoservice.   TheratherupbeataddressbyEastcame daysafterasecondcaseinwhichamajorTrent1000operatorabandonedRollsforthecompetingGeneralElectricGEnx,whenAllNipponAirwaysorderedupto20GE-powered787-9sand-10s.Lastyear,AirNewZealandchosealternativeGEnx-1BstopowereightincomingBoeing787-10safterhavingtogroundfiveofits13Boeing787-9sduetoTrentproblems.   Still,Eastcharacterizedthesecondhalfof2019asoneofsubstantialoperationalandfinancialimprovement,underpinningoptimisticprojectionsforthisyear.However,Rolls-Royce’sguidancefor2020doesnottakeintoaccounttheeffectoftheCovid-19virus.Infact,some10percentofthecompany’scivilaerospacebacklogresidesinChina,while20percentofitsengineflyinghoursderivefromroutestouchingGreaterChina.   “Intermsofcontingenciesandhowwecanmitigate[theeffectsofthevirus],we’rethesameasanyotherbusiness,”explainedEast.“Sowelookatthefinancialimpactsandwhatcanwedoaboutdeferringexpenditure,whatcanwedoaboutdeferringinvestment,whatcanwedointermsofdeferringorfreezinghiring,andwhatcanwedoabouttheactualstaffcoststhatwetakeonaday-to-daybasis…We’repullingonallthoselevers.”   Althoughthisoutbreakhashadabedimpactonmostenterprises,webelieveitwillnotaffectthefuturedevelopmentofaviationinChinaandaroundtheworld.Thedemandforcivilaircraftwillcontinuetoleadtoasteadyincreaseinthedemandforaeroengines.Inadditiontoaeroengineperformance,thereductioninR&DandmanufacturingcostsiswhatallOEMsandbuyersexcept.   Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum 2020willbeheld onOctober15th-16th inShenyang,China.Welookforwardtoyourparticipationandsharing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 12,2020
  • Honeywell Completes JetWave Connectivity Tests in China

    Honeywellhascompletedthegroundandflighttestingprogrammerequiredtoofferits JetWaveconnectivitysysteminChina.Thetestswereconductedonthecompany’sBoeing757testbedaircraft,andrepresentamilestoneforHoneywell’sintroductionofhigh-speedsatellitecommunicationsforinflightconnectivityintheChinamarket. InMarch2019,HoneywellannouncedtheappointmentofAirEsurfingasthesoledistributorofJetWaveinChina.   TheJetWavesystemhasbeendesignedto providereliableandhigh-speedcabinconnectivityacross China’sKa-bandsatellitenetwork,withspeedsofupto180Mbps. JetWave’ssatellitecommunicationsterminalsprovideaKa-bandservicethatisavailableworldwide,withthehardwareandnetworkoptimisedtoworkduringflight.   Inadditiontothepassengerexperiencebenefitsofinflightwi-fi,JetWavealsobringsgreaterconnectivitytoassistmaintenanceoperatorsandflightoperationsbettermanageaircraft,reducefuelcosts,andhelpavoidaircraftdelays.   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonJuly8th-9th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 11,2020
  • Denmark’s Naviair Embraces IP Technology From Rohde & Schwarz

    Rohde & SchwarzistosupplyaturnkeyR&S VCS-4GsolutionfortheAirTrafficControlCentre(ACC/APP)andAirTrafficControlTower(TWR-S)inKastrup(Copenhagen),aswellasatestingsystem.Thecontractalsoincludesstate-of-the-artall-in-onecompactcontrollerworkingpositions,allowingseamlessaccesstoVoIPandlegacyradioresourcesviaNaviair’sIPnetwork.   Copenhagen/Munich,March05,2020–Naviair,theairnavigationserviceproviderforDenmarkandtheNorthAtlanticairspace,includingGreenland,recentlyselectedRohde & SchwarztosupplyafullIPvoicecommunicationssystem(VCS)forbackupradiopurposes.ThankstothehighlymodularandflexiblearchitectureofthereliableandresilientR&S VCS-4Gsystem,Naviairwillbeabletoseamlesslyintegrateitintotheirnetworking,managementandsecurityenvironmentsandconnectbothVoIPandlegacyradiostoit.   Rohde & Schwarzwillprovideintegratedcompactcontrollerworkingpositionswithanintuitivegraphicaluserinterfaceforeaseofuse.TheR&S VCS-4Gsolutionnativelysupportsanextensionofthesystemwithmorepositionstosatisfyhighercapacitydemands.   Thecontractallowsforadditionaldeploymentoptions,inotherlocations,suchasKastrupTWR-W,BillundorGreenland.   “Rohde & SchwarzisproudtoprovideNaviairwithourlatestvoicecommunicationstechnology,” AlexandruNegulescu,ManagingDirector,Rohde & SchwarzCenterofCompetenceforVCS,explains. “Ourstaffincludingtechnicalspecialistsandengineersarecloselyinvolvedthroughouttheproject.OncedeploymentbeginswewillcontinuetosupportNaviairinputtingthenewsystemintooperation.”   R&S VCS-4GisafullIPsolution,withmorethan320systemscontractedin60countriesworldwide,includingairports,areacontrolcenters,virtualcenters,remotetowers,offshoredrillingsites,mobiletowersandshelters.ThetechnologycomplieswiththeED-137standardtothecoreofthesystemandnotjusttoperipherycomponents,makingittheworld’sfirstandmostwidelydeployedfullIPVCS.   Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 11,2020
  • Satcom Direct Launches Plane Simple Ka/Ku-band Antennas

    SatcomDirecttodaylaunchedanewtail-mountedsatcomantennasystemformidsizeandlargerbusinessjets.DubbedSDPlaneSimple,thesystemofferstwoantennavariants—oneeachforKu-orKa-bandfrequencies—buthasthesametwomodular,network-agnosticline-replaceableunits(LRUs)andwiring.   Thissystemsimplifies installationandprovidesaconnectivitysystem thatcanadapttofuturetechnologicaldevelopments,accordingtoSatcom Direct.SatcomDirectisdevelopingSDPlaneSimple’santennasinpartnershipwithGermany-basedQESTQuantenelektronischeSysteme.   TheKu-bandvariantisexpectedtobeSTC’dinearly2021,followedbytheKa-bandversionlaterthatyear.SatcomDirectsaidithasestablishedpartnershipswithInmarsatforJetConneX(Ka-band)servicedeliveryandIntelsatforFlexExec(Ku-band)forSDPlaneSimple.   Supportwillalsobestreamlinedandenhancedwiththenewantennasystem,itsaid.“Untilnow,customersmayhavehadtocontacttwoorthreecompaniestointegrateortroubleshoottheequipmentandservicesneededforconsistentconnectivity,”saidSatcomDirectfounderandCEOJimJensen.“NowwiththePlaneSimpleantennasaddedtotheSDportfolio,wecanrapidlypredictandrespondtoissuesbeforeorastheyoccur.”   Meanwhile,SatcomDirectcontinuestomakeprogressonanelectronicallysteered,fuselage-mountedphased-arrayantennaannouncedatNBAA-BACEinOctober.Thelightweight,low-profile,modularantenna,whichisalsobeingco-developedwithQEST,willdeliverhigh-speedconnectivityforaircraftassmallaslightjetsviaupcominglow-earth-orbitconstellationsscheduledtobeavailablein2022.   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonJuly8th-9th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Feb 26,2020
  • Honeywell Offers Synthetic Vision For AW139s

    LeonardoisupgradingtheavionicsonnewAW139mediumtwinhelicopterstotheHoneywellPrimusEpic2.0Phase8thatincludestheSmartViewsyntheticvisionsystem.SmartViewisusabledowntohoverandcanfacilitatenine-degreedescentstolanding,includingoilrigapproaches.   Phase8alsofeaturesamoreuser-friendlyiNavmap,animprovedcursorcontroldevicethatspeedsmapmanipulationandmenunavigation,andwirelesshigh-speeddataloading.Thenavigationsystemistrack-basedandfollowstheactualpathofthehelicopterwhileaccountingforwindandotherenvironmentalfactors.   "WiththeEpic2.0Phase8upgrade,AW139pilotswillnotonlyreducethetimeandcostofsomeoperations,especiallythoseinweatherandaroundchallengingterrain,buttheywillalsoexperiencesomeofthebestsafetyfeaturesavailableanywhereinthehelicoptermarket,” saidHoneywell vicepresidentofcockpitsystemsMikeIngram.   ForthedevelopmentofChineseavionicssystem,AVIClaunchedtheaviationairborneindustryintegrationworkin2018,andgraduallysetuptherelevantdivisions.Uptonow,7divisionshavebeenestablished,initiallyforminganewmanagementstructure.Amongthem,CockpitSystemsDivisiontakestheairbornecockpitdisplaycontrolsystemspeciallyasthecore,andtakestheleadinintegratingthememberunitsofthesupplychainofthetraditionalcockpitdisplayandcontrolproducts.Centeringontheavionicscorepackagebusiness,itadoptsaprogressivestrategy,introducesthesupportingsupplychain,andgraduallyimprovesthecockpitsystemprofessionaltechnologyandbusinesspuzzle.   Underthisbackground,the9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldonJuly7th-8th,Shanghai.Atthattime,relevantleadersandexpertsofAVICwillattend,wehopeyougetwhatyouwantintheforum.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Feb 26,2020
  • INDRA Revolutionizes Air Traffic Control With An Artificial Intelligence Remote Tower

    Indra,isoneoftheleadingglobaltechnologyandconsultingcompanies,hasdevelopedarevolutionaryremotetowersolutionforaircontrol,whichoffersunprecedentedsafetyandefficiencylevelsduringlandingandtake-offthankstoitsuseofartificialintelligence.   Thenewsystemenablessavingsthatcanbeashighas50%,sinceiteliminatesexpensesrelatedtoconstructionofaphysicaltoweranditincreasesefficiencyandoperationaluse,mainlythroughworkloadbalancingin“multi-airport”systems.   Itisthefirstsolutionintheworldtoincorporateartificialintelligencefunctionstoexecutecriticalaircontrolprocesseswithoutanyneedforhumanintervention.   Morespecifically,thesystememploysadvancedDeepLearningarchitecturesthathavebeentrainedtocarryoutmultipleoperativetasksthroughautonomousmachinevision.   Itiscapableofdetectinganyoperationalanomaliesintheaircraft’sconfigurationtoreportthemtotheoperator.If,forexample,theplane’slandinggearisnotdeployedorifitsflapsarenotproperlyopenbeforetake-off,thecontrollerisalertedimmediately.   Inthesameway,thesystemcanidentifyandfollowanymovingaircraft,vehicleorpersonautonomously.Itmonitorstheareasofgreaterinterestmoreclosely,alertingtothepresenceofunauthorizedvehicles,people,animals,birds,andevendronesthatmayrepresentasecurityrisk.   Indra’sremotetowersolutioniscomplementedbythecompany’sARMSanti-dronesystem,whichcanselectivelyneutralizeanyUAV.ThissolutionhasbeenimplementedtoavoidanyrecurrenceofsituationssuchastheonesinDecember2018inGatwickandHeathrow.   Intermsofvisualcapability,Indra'snewremotevirtualtoweruses4Kcameras,whichprovidethemaximumimagequalityandhavehighqualitynightvision.   Intermsofusability,thesolutionisintegratedwithmultipleexternalsystemswhichprovidethecontrollerwithrelevantinformationdirectlyonthepanoramicscreen,correlatingitwiththeactiveaircraftortheonebeingobserved.Thisway,theoperatordoesnotneedtotakehiseyesoffofwhatishappeningintheairorontheapron.   Bydevelopingthissolution,Indrahasovercomethecurrentremotetowersystemphilosophy,-whichcenteraroundreplicatingthephysicaltowerexperience,-andinsteadhasexploredanewoperationalparadigm,whereartificialintelligenceworkshandinhandwithpeople.   Theworld’sfirstremotelymanagedlanding ThenewsolutionarisesastheresultofIndra’slongaccumulatedexperienceindevelopingthesesolutions.   Forthefirsttimeinthehistoryofaviation,thecompany,-togetherwithAvinor,theNorwegiannavigationservicessupplier,andtheKongsbergcompany-hasmadeitpossibleforacommercialaircrafttolandatanairportwiththehelpofcontrollerswhowerehundredsofkilometersaway.   ThismilestonewasachievedonOctober19,whenapassengerplanerequestedpermissiontolandatRostIslandairportfromtheBodocontroltower,whichislocatedonNorway’smainland.   Thecontrollerssupervisedthelandingmaneuverandremotelyprovidedtheinstructionstolandsafely.   ItisexpectedthatBodo’sremotetowerwillprogressivelytakecontrolofupto15airportsinthecomingmonths.Atalaterstage,itcouldevenmanageupto36ofthecountry’s46airports.   Theexperienceacquiredinthisproject,incombinationwiththecompany’sR&DworkwithinEuropeanprogramssuchasSesar,arethebasisforconsolidatingIndra’ssuccessindevelopingthemarket’smostadvancedremotevirtualtowersolution.   IndraAirSolutions Indraistheonlycompanyintheworldcapableofdeliveringanintegratedresponse,withitsownstate-of-the-arttechnology,tothechallengesposedbythesustainedriseinairtrafficacrosstheglobe.   UnderthebrandofIndraAirSolutions,allitsbusinesslineshavebeengroupedtogethertoprovideaflightmanagementsolutionfromthemomenttheaircraftstartstomovearoundtheairportuntilitlandsatitsdestination,whichconsistsof:AirAutomation,AirCommunication,AirNavigation,AirSurveillance,AirInformation,andAirDrones.    Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Feb 26,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Begins Building Giant Fans

    TheUltraFan’s140-inchdiameterfansetwillbethelargestyetbuilt.(Photo:Rolls-Royce)   UKaero-enginemanufacturerRolls-Royce(ChaletAC05,BoothN23)hassaidthatithasstartedbuildingthefanbladesforitsUltraFandemonstratorengineatitsBristoltechnologyhub.At140inches(3.56meters)diameter,thefansetwillbethelargestevermade.   Thebladesarecreatedthroughthebuild-upofhundredsoflayersofcarbon-fibermaterialspre-filledwithresin,whicharethenheat-andpressure-treated.Athintitaniumleadingedgeisfittedforprotectionagainstforeignobjectdamage,erosion,andbirdstrikes.ThistechnologyhasalreadybeentestedontheAdvancedLow-PressureSystemdevelopmentengine—apartnershipwithCleanSky,InnovateUK,BEIS,ATI,ITPAero,andGKN—andinflightonRolls-Royce'sBoeing747flyingtestbed.   UltraFanisaprojecttodemonstratearangeoftechnologiesandnewmaterialsthatcansignificantlyimproveefficiencybyreducingfuel-burnofjetlinerengines,whichalsohasabeneficialeffectonemissions.Thenewcompositefanbladesandfancasewouldreduceweightonatypicaltwin-enginedairlinerby1,540pounds(700kg),andtheprojectaimstodelivera25percentreductioninfuel-burncomparedtofirst-generationRolls-RoyceTrentengines.   TheUltraFanprogramisultimatelyintendedtoproduceafamilyofscalableengineswiththrustratingsbetween25,000and100,000pounds.Groundtestsofthetechnologydemonstratorareduetobeginin2021,andRolls-Roycehopestohaveproductionenginesavailabletowardstheendofthe2020s.   Compositematerialsareusedmoreandmorewidelyinthemanufactureofaero-engine,amongwhichbladeisoneofthemostimportantpartsoengine,andcompositematerialsarealsotheconcernofeachOEM.Atpresent,thegapindomesticmanufacturingcapacityisgraduallynarrowing,andamajorbreakthroughhasbeenmadeintheresearchanddevelopmentofsinglecrystalblade.   Underthisbackground,the5th CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheld,therewillbethemostauthoritativeexpertsandcompaniesintheindustry,wehopeyoutoparticipateandshare.   ClickHeretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouhwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Feb 26,2020
  • OneWeb Sets Launch Date For High-speed Broadband Network

    Globalcommunicationscompany,OneWebhas confirmedthatitsupcominglaunchof34satelliteshasbeenscheduledforThursday6Februaryat21:42(GMT)/Friday7February02:42(localtime),fromtheSoyuzLaunchComplexatBaikonurCosmodromeinKazakhstan. Thiseventmarksthestartofaregularlaunchcampaigntakingplaceduring2020thatwillrapidlygrowOneWeb’sfirst-phaseconstellationof648satellitesandrepresentsoneofthelargestciviliansatellitelaunchcampaignsinhistory.EachsatellitewillbeanintegralpartoftheOneWebhigh-speedglobalsatellitebroadbandnetwork,andtogethertheywillactivateOneWeb’sfirstcustomerdemosbytheendof2020toprovidefullcommercialglobalservices,with aviation,aswellassectorssuchasmaritime,governmentandenterprisefollowingin2021.   Inthisfirstlaunchof2020,34satelliteswillbeaboardaSoyuzlaunchvehicle.Launchserviceprovider,Arianespacewillperformthelaunch,whichwillplacethesatellitesintoanearpolarorbitataninitialaltitudeof450km(280miles)fromwheretheywillrisetotheirfinalorbitof1,200km(746miles)andformpartofOneWeb’sglobalcommunicationsnetwork.AllthesatellitesaremanufacturedbyOneWebSatellites,ajointventurebetweenOneWebandAirbusDefenceandSpace.   OneWebhaschosenthetheme SpaceforEveryone forthefirsteventinits2020launchprogramme,todemonstratehowspaceisbecomingmorerelevanttoeverydaylifeasanimportantsourceofconnectivity.   Underthisbackground,the 2nd ConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020 willbeheldon April22nd -23rd ,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Feb 13,2020
  • Raytheon Sees MARS, STARS as Enablers to App-based Future for U.S. Air Traffic

    RaytheonseekstotransitionthetechnologyusedbyairtrafficcontrollerstotrackaircraftinU.S.terminalairspacetoamoresoftware-basedsystemthatcanbecontinuouslyupgraded,usingapplicationupdatesinsteadofhardwarereplacement—similartomodernsmartphones.   InJanuary,RaytheonwasselectedbytheFederalAviationAdministration(FAA)toimproveusabilityandreduceoperationalcostsfortheexistingStandardTerminalAutomationSystem(STARS),acommandandcontrolsystemthatprovidestheintegrationofflightplandataandaircraftsurveillanceforTerminalRadarApproachControl(TRACON)facilities.Throughthatupdate,andanotherplatformdesignedtoprovidecontrollerswithsurveillanceofunmannedaircraftsystems,theMulti-platformATCRe-hostingSolution(MARS),Raytheonwantstousesoftwareapplicationsastheprimarywayitintroducesnewfunctionalitytocontrollersinthefuture.   STARS STARSisusedbyairtrafficcontrollersacrosstheU.S.toprovideaircraftspacingandsequencingguidanceformorethan40,000departingandarrivingaircraftinterminalairspacedailyatmorethan600civilianandmilitaryairports.Ithasbeendeployedatall11oftheTRACONfacilitieslocatedthroughouttheNationalAirspaceSystem(NAS).   Now,Raytheonisfocusedonshiftingthisembeddedarchitecturetoamoresoftware-basedsystem.ThegoalistoestablishasinglenationalsoftwareandhardwarebaselineforSTARSuseatallTRACONs.   “Thenewimprovementsarenotnecessarilygoingtointroduceanewgraphicaluserinterface,butwillbringmoreefficiencytothewaycontrollersmanageairtraffic,"JackieDent,softwareandsystemsmanagerfortheSTARSprogramatRaytheon,told AvionicsInternational."Today,everythingisaserialhardwareinputandcontrollershaveuptofivetosixdifferentdisplaystomonitor.OurgoalistoupgradeSTARStoasystemwhereyoucanintegratenewcontrollertoolsasanappwithoutchangingwhattheydotodaytoodrastically."   STARSisdesignedtointegratebothradardataandflightinformationintothedisplaysusedbycontrollers.ThedisplaysalsoreceiveandprocessweatherreportsandotherinformationfromterminalsandothersensorsdeployedthroughouttheNAS,identifyinginformationbycolorsalongsidetheactualairtraffictohelpguideaircraftaroundbadweather.   Bymid-2020,Raytheon'sgoalistohaveSTARSmanagedbyasinglenationalsoftwareandhardwarebaseline.ChrisRogers,Raytheon’sprogrammanagerforSTARS,saidthesoftwareupdatesarephasedinonelocationatatime,providingcontrollerswiththeopportunitytocontinuemanagingexistingairtrafficwhiletestingoutnewfeaturesbeforeusingthemoperationally.   “Oneoftheadvantagestohavingacommonbaselineofsoftwareisthatwecanreleaseupdatesateachindividualpositionandlocationsothatyoucangoliveonnewfeaturesonasitebysitebasiswheneachisdeemedready,”Rogerstold Avionics.   RogerssaidthelatestselectionbytheFAAwouldnotbethelasttimeRaytheonintroducesnewupdatestoSTARSeither,asupdateswillcontinueasneededwellintothefuture.   “TherewillbeacontinualevolutionofSTARSforatleastthenext10years,andprobablywellbeyondthat,"Rogerssaid."Wewillcontinuetointroducenewenhancementsdesignedtodrivedowncosts.It’snotlikewehaveasetof50requirementstodaythatareallgoingtobedonesixyearsfromnow.Thisisanevolutionaryprocess."   MARS WhiletheSTARStechnologyisakeyenablertoenhancingthewaycontrollersmanagedtraditionalfixedandrotarywingairtraffic,theMulti-platformATCRe-hostingSolution(MARS)wasdevelopedbyRaytheontoaccommodatenewentrantscomingintocontrolledairspace,includingcommerciallyoperateddronesandeventuallyelectricverticaltakeoffandlanding(eVTOL)airtaxis.   RaytheondescribesMARSasaprototypeworkstationthatithasstartedshowingtoairtrafficcontrollersforfeedbackatindustrytradeshows,suchastheannualAirTrafficControllersAssociation(ATCA)conferenceandexhibition.Theprototypeincludesa43-inchtouchscreenmonitorthatisdesignedtoturnthecurrentvoicerecordingandswitchingsystems,airportsurfacedetectionsystemalerts,weatherdisplayandelectronicflightstripscomponentsusedbycontrollersintosoftware-basedairtrafficapplicationsthatcanbecontinuouslyupgraded.   “MARSissystemagnostic,itwillintroduceanewdisplaytoairtrafficcontrollersthatwouldallowthemtocontinueusingtheirexistingkeyboardsortostartusingatabletasavirtualkeyboard,”saidDent.   TheprototypeisalsodesignedtoextendthesurveillanceavailabletocontrollersbeyondwhatSTARSisprovidingtoday,whichislimitedtoterminalairspace,orwithin60milesofanairport.NotonlywillMARSbeabletoincorporatedataaboutflightswithinenrouteandoceanicairspace,butitwillalsointegrateinformationaboutnewairspaceentrants.   OnewaythattheinformationaboutnewairspaceentrantswillbeintegratedintotheMARSplatformisthroughapartnershipRaytheonestablishedwithAirMaplastyear.AirMap,aproviderof“airspaceintelligence”forunmannedaircraftoperations,usesanopenplatformofapplicationprogrammableinterfaces(APIs)andsoftwaredevelopmentkits(SDKs)toconnectthemovementsofunmannedaircraftasdatafeedsintoairnavigationserviceproviders’legacyandfutureinfrastructure.Moreover,thecompany’splatformisalignedwithfutureunmannedtrafficmanagement(UTM)initiativesdevelopinggloballythatcanhelptosafelyintegratecommerciallyoperateddronesandeventuallyairtaxisintocontrolledairspace.   AirMap’stechnologyhasalreadybeendeployedintheCzechRepublic,JapanandSwitzerland.Estonia’sANSPalso hiredthecompanyasaconsultant inDecemberonestablishinganewUTMconceptofoperations.   “AirMapisoneprovideramongmanyothercompanieswithsimilarcapabilitiesthatcanshowinrealtimewhatishappeningwithdronesthroughouttheairspace,"saidDent."Whatwe’vedoneistodevelopadashboardsothatacontrollercanselectaregionandunderstandwithinsecondswheredronesareinthatparticularregionandwhatconflictstheycanpotentiallypresenttootherairtraffic."   Rightnow,Raytheon’sfocusisonhowtheycanintegratedatafromAirMapandotherunmannedserviceprovidersintoMARSforcontrollersintheUnitedStates.AccordingtoDent,they’recurrentlyintalkswithothercountriesthatarealreadyusingAirMap’sdatatodevelopastrategyandadvancetheirMARSprototypefurthertowardfutureapplications.   “TheU.S.isalittlebehindsomeothercountriesonUTMbecauseourairspaceissomuchbiggerandmorecomplicated,”Rogerssaid.“We’retryingtolookatwhatothercountrieshavedone,lessonslearnedandwecanextrapolatethoseforincorporationintotheUS,we’retryingtobemoreofathoughtleaderonwhatispossiblefromasafetyandefficiencyperspective,ratherthannecessarilytryingtodevelopasolutionthatfitsasmallsegmentofthemarket.”   Underthisbackground,the 2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldon April14th -15th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedby AirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Feb 13,2020
  • Embraer Phenom 300E Gets Upgraded Avionics, Engine Thrust Increase

    EmbraerhasintroducedaseriesofavionicsupgradestoitsPhenom300Ebusinessjet,alongwithanincreaseinenginethrustthatallowedittobecomebusinessaviation'sfirstsinglepilotjettoachieveMach0.80.Photo:EmbraerExecutiveJets   EmbraerhasaddedaseriesofnewavionicsandinteriorcabinupgradestoitsPhenom300Elightjet,whilealsoconfirminganincreaseinspeedobservedduringarecentflighttestoftheaircraft.   AccordingtoEmbraer,thePhenom300EachievedMach0.80duringarecentflight-testingcampaign,whichwasenabledbyasoftwaremodificationtotheaircraft’sPratt&WhitneyPW535Efullauthoritydigitalenginecontrol(FADEC)resultinginanincreasedthrustof118lbfperengine,whichhasbeenrenamedthePW535E1.TheFADECsoftwareupgradewascoupledwithanumberofupdatestothePhenom300’scommunication,navigationandsurveillancecapabilitiesledbynewlinereplaceableunits,anewweatherradarantennaandGarmin’sG3000integratedflightdeck.   Newfunctionalityenabledbytheavionicsupgradesincludethefollowing: l ADS-BIn l CoupledGo-Around l DisplayofVORBearing l EnhancedHIS l FAADataComm(CPDLCinthecontinentalUnitedStates) l GarminFlightCharts l GraphicalWeightandBalance l MFDNavigationBarNewParameters l StabilizedApproach l Embraeralsoincorporatedanewrunwayoverrunawarenessandalertingsystem(ROASS)thatincludesanapproachandlandingassistant.   “EmbraerhaspatentedthistechnologyandisthefirstOEMinbusinessaviationtodevelopandcertifyit,”AlvadiSerpa,directorofproductstrategyforEmbraerExecutiveJets,toldAvionicsInternational.   ThePhenom300E’stechnologyrefreshalsoincludesanewconnectivitypackageenabledbyGogo’s4Gairtogroundconnectivitysystem,AVANCEL5.GogodescribesAVANCEasitssmartroutertechnologyfeaturingnetworkmanagement,cloud-basedservicesupportandsmartphonetextandtalkcapabilities.   Phenom300Eoperatorscanselectthetechnologyasanoptionalupgrade,whichrequirestheinstallationofthemulti-functionL5boxthatmanagestheuseofGogo’snetworkontheaircraft,providingin-flightdata,voice,movingmapsandentertainmentapplicationstothecabin.   “Twonewcellularantennasarealsorequiredforground-based3g/4gconnections,whicharefunctionalinmorethan100countries.Andtwonewdual-directionalATGantennasarerequiredformorereliableperformanceinthecontinentalUSandpartsofAlaskaandCanada,”Serpasaid.   Aspartoftheupgradepackage,EmbraerisalsonowmakingtheBossaNovaEditioninterior– firstfeaturedonthePraetor500/600sthatEmbraerdebutedin2018–asanewcabinoptionforPhenom300operators.Theinteriorfeaturescarbonfibermaterialsandpiano-blackcoloring,thathasalsohelpedtoreduceoverallin-flightcabinnoise.   PhenombusinessjetswereoneoftheaircrafttypesthatEmbraersaiditwastargetingforfly-by-wireupgradesduringaninterviewwithAvionicsInternationalattheannualNationalBusinessAviationAssociation(NBAA)conferenceinOctober.Duringtheevent,FlexjetLLCplacedanorderforacombinationofupto64Praetor500/600andPhenom300s.   “DespitethePhenom300’sextraordinarysuccessinthepastdecade,ourteamofvisionariesisalwaysstrivingtodelivertheultimateexperiencetoourcustomers,whichmeanstakinganindustry-leadingaircraftandmakingitevenbetter,fasterandsafer,”EmbraerExecutiveJetsCEOMichaelAmalfitanosaidinastatementpublishedbyEmbraer.   DeliveriesoftheupgradedPhenom300EsaresettobegininMay2020.   DuetotherapiddevelopmentoftheInternet,theavionicssystemofcivilaircraftisalsobeingrapidlyupgrade.ThesuccessfultestflightsandalargenumberofordersofdomesticlargeaircraftalsoindicatethattheChinesecivilaviationindustryhasagrowingdemandforavionicssystemquantityandtechnology.   Underthebackground,the9th CivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldonApril21st -22nd inShanghai.Ifyouareinterestedin,wewelcomeyourpresence.   Click here toregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc

    Feb 13,2020
  • Trent Engine Marks Silver Anniversary

    Rolls-Royce'sTrenthigh-bypassturbofanengineis25yearsoldandthemost-recentTrentXWB(TXWB)iterationisthelatestvariant."Wecannotsayitisthelast,aswedonotknowwhatopportunitiesmayarise,"thecompanytoldAINnews.   WhatRolls-Royce(ChaletN23)callsa"globalaviationsuccessstory"beganinApril1987whenthecompanyreturnedtoprivatehandsfromstateownershipwithaminusculeshareofthewidebody-enginemarket.Itembarkedonaprogramtobuildpowerplantsforalllarge-airlinerprograms.   UsingRB211three-shaftarchitecture—whosehigh-,intermediate-,andlow-pressuresystemscouldbeindividuallyscaledaroundacommoncore—itdevelopedtheTrentfamilythatwaslaunchedatthe1988FarnboroughAirshow.OnFebruary28,Rolls-Roycecelebratesaquarter-centurysincedeliveringthefirstTrent700s(T700s),whichenteredservicepoweringaCathayPacificAirwaysAirbusA330some25dayslater.   Today,thefamiliarmarquecomprisessevenvariants:Trent500(T500),T700,800(T800),900(T900),1000(T1000),TXWB,and7000(T7000),withRolls-Royceclaimingeachhasbeenthemarketleaderonitsdesignatedaircraftand/orfirstintoserviceonthataircraft.Itsaysthat25yearsdoesnotrepresent"evenhalf"theeventualstorybecauseTrentscontinueinproductiontomeetdemandandwillbeinservicefordecades.   Rolls-Roycecivil-aerospacepresidentChrisCholertonacknowledgeschallengesalongtheway,saying"Weareabsolutely[committed]todealingwithanyissuestoensuretheTrentfamilyremainsanoutstandingproduct."Nevertheless,with"thousandsmoreTrentengines[inbacklog]forthecomingdecade,"thecompanyispreparingforthefuturethroughplannedUltraFangeared-engineandelectrificationprojects.   Tomeet"ever-greaterdemand"formaintenanceservice,Rolls-Royceisincreasingitsservicenetwork,includingauthorizedmaintenanceandcustomer-servicecenterpartners.Thecompanyisdevelopingnewinspectiontechniquesandisinvestinginnewfacilitiestofurtherimproveenginethroughput.   Theplanned7,500-sq-mTestbed80atitsDerby(UK)headquarterswillrunTrentenginesthisyearandtheUltraFandemonstratorwillstartground-testingtherein2021.UltraFandevelopmentplans,includinga25percentimprovementinfuelconsumptionovertheveryfirstTrents,aimforserviceavailability"towardstheendofthisdecade."   TheTrentfamilyhaslogged145millionengineflight-hours,currentlyserveswith132customers,andhasmadethemanufacturerintoacompanywithan8percentwidebody-marketsharetoonethatpowersalmosthalfoftheglobaltwin-aislefleet.   Overtheyears,Rolls-Roycehasdevelopedafamilyofcontinuouslyimprovedengines,withcommonarchitecturepermittingnewtechnologytoflowintomaturevariantsfromlatermodelstoenhanceperformancethroughretrospectiveupgrades.   NotthatRolls-Royceisrestingonitslaurels:acurrentefforttowardstheUltraFanhasitsrootsearlyinthepastdecadewhenworkbeganonaTrent-replacementfamily.Aslongagoas2013,then-Rolls-RoyceresearchandtechnologydirectorRicParkerdiscussedpotentialdevelopments,includingtheRB3039,aconceptthatwouldbe“quiteradicallydifferent”fromtheRB3025.Atthetime,theRB3039wasRolls-Royce'smostpowerfulturbofanonofferfortheBoeing777Xandseenwiththepotentialtoenterserviceby2015.   Theroutetothenowestablishedseven-strongTrentfamilyismarkedbysteppingstonesthatillustratetheengine'sevolutionandcross-fertilizationofcomplementaryideas.TheTrentwasderivedfromtheRB211(developedfortheLockheedL-1011TriStar,theinitialTrent600havingbeenbasedontheRB211-524L).   FeedbackfromtheT700providedupgradesfortheRB211-535andmucholder-524G/Hs.Inturn,theT700benefittedfromT800andT1000development,T900technologywasappliedtotheT500,andthelatestTXWBhasfedtheT1000.   Initially,theT600wastohavepoweredBritishCaledonianandAirEuropeMcDonnellDouglasMD-11s,butthevariantwasdowngradedtodemonstratorstatusafterbothairlinescollapsed.New-enginedevelopmentswitchedtotheT680andmore-powerfulT720,whichwasthefirsttrueTrentandfirstraninAugust1990thenwascertificatedinJanuary1994.   Inthelate1980s,Rolls-RoyceproposedtheT760whenBoeingwasexploringalarger767variantthateventuallymorphedintothe777.Amongother"Trentsthatneverwere"istheT8104,agrowthvariantbuiltforthelonger-range777-200LRand300ERandsubsequentlyscaleduptothe117,000-pound-thrustT8115.Rolls-RoycewithdrewthatenginewhenBoeingrequesteditsharetherisk,andtheT8104becameademonstratorengineandcontributedtechnologytothelaterT1000.   AT500replacementengine,knownunofficiallyastheT1500,wasproposedtoenhancetheAirbusA340-500/600beforethatmodelwasusurpedbytheA350.FortheA350XWB,Rolls-Royceinitiallyconsideredaconventionalbleed-airT1000variant(dubbedT1700)withathrottle-pushto75,000poundsofthrust.   Rolls-Royce hasbeenworkingwithChinainaviationforalongtimeandmadeanoffertoChinafortheselectionoftheCR929engine.   China’saviationindustrymarketshareintheinternationalmarketisgrowing,Chinawillbecometheworld’slargestaviationmarketinthenextdecade,sothedemandforaeroengineisself-evident.   Underthisbackground,the5th CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheld,professionalpresentation,authoritativeguestlineup,willhelpyoutodoabetterunderstandingofChina’saviationmarket,wewelcomeyourattending.   Clickheretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Feb 13,2020
  • Airbus Uses Image Recognition For Automatic Take-off

    Look,nohands.Airbusdemonstratesthefirstfullyautomaticvision-basedtake-off.Photo:Airbus   Airbushassuccessfullytestedthefirstautomatedtake-offusingimagerecognitiontechnologyratherthananinstrumentlandingsystem.   The“vision-basedtake-off”tookplaceatToulouse-BlagnacairportinFranceinDecemberwithacrewcomprisingtwopilotsandtestengineers.   Itwasanimportantmilestoneintheuseofimagerecognitiontechnologytoallowaircrafttonavigateanddetectobstaclesduringtake-off,taxi,approachandlanding.   TheAirbustestaircraftconductedatotalofeighttake-offsoveraperiodoffourandahalfhoursaspartofawiderAutonomousTaxi,Take-Off&LandingProjectlaunchedin2018tounderstandtheimpactofautonomoustechnologiesinaircraft.   AirbustestpilotCapt.YannBeaufilssaidtheaircraftperformedasexpectedduringthetests.   “Whilecompletingalignmentontherunway,waitingforclearancefromairtrafficcontrol,weengagedtheauto-pilot,”hesaid.   “Wemovedthethrottleleverstothetake-offsettingandwemonitoredtheaircraft.   “Itstartedtomoveandaccelerateautomaticallymaintainingtherunwaycenterline,attheexactrotationspeedasenteredinthesystem.Thenoseoftheaircraftbegantoliftupautomaticallytotaketheexpectedtake-offpitchvalueandafewsecondslaterwewereairborne.”   Thenextstepsintheprojectwillseeautomaticvision-basedtaxiandlandingsequencestakingplacebymid-2020.   However,thecompanysaysitisnottargetingautonomousaircraftpersebutratherexploringautonomoustechnologiesalongsideotherinnovationsinareassuchasmaterials,electrificationandconnectivity.   “Bydoingso,Airbusisabletoanalyzethepotentialofthesetechnologiesinaddressingthekeyindustrialchallengesoftomorrow,includingimprovingairtrafficmanagement,addressingpilotshortagesandenhancingfutureoperations,’’itsaid.   “Atthesametime,Airbusisleveragingtheseopportunitiestofurtherimproveaircraftsafetywhileensuringtoday’sunprecedentedlevelsaremaintained.   TheEuropeanmanufacturersaidpilotswouldremain“attheheartofoperations”andthenewtechnologieswillenablethemtofocuslessonaircraftoperationandmoreonstrategicdecision-makingandmissionmanagement.   AirbusrivalBoeingisalsolookingatautonomousaircrafttechnologyandhasraisedtheprospectofsingle-pilotcargoaircraft.   However,itnoteditwastobe“acoupleofdecades”beforepassengerscouldbepersuadedtotakeasingle-pilotjet,letaloneonethatfliesitself.   Withtherapiddevelopmentofcivilaviationandcargo,thedemandforaircraftinvariouscountriescontinuestogrow,andthedevelopmentofavionicstechnologymakesthetechnologyofsolopolotandatutomaticpilotbecomeareality.Allkindsofnewtechnologieswillcontinuouslyreducetheoperatingcostofaircraftandimproveflightsafety.   Underthisbackground,the9th CivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldinShanghai cityonthecoming April21st -22nd ,atthattime,industryexpertswillexchangeanddiscusstheapplicationstatusanddevelopmenttrendofavionicssystem.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 20,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Plans 'Smooth' Pearl 15 Ramp Up

    FAAcertificationofRolls-Royce'snewPearl15turbofanfollowscertificationbytheEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgencyandTransportCanada.(Photo:Rolls-Royce)   Rolls-RoyceisreadytoproceedwithproductionofitsnewPearl15turbofanthatpowersBombardier’snewGlobal 6500 and5500twinjetsfollowingFAAcertificationoftheengineonDecember20,markingamajormilestoneforRolls-Royce’sPearlfamily.ThisfamilyalsoincludesthePearl700thatwillpowerGulfstream’snewG700,plansofwhichwereunveiledatNBAA-BACEinOctober.   “WehavecompletedallthepreparationsforourmanufacturingprocessestosupportBombardier’sproductionratesandournew24/7BusinessAviationAvailabilityCentreisreadytosupportthePearl15’ssmoothentryintoservice,”Rolls-RoycespokesmanStefanWriegetold AIN today.“ThePearl15productionlinehasbeensetupandengineswillbeassembledinparalleltotheBR710sandBR725sinDahlewitz,Germany.”   FAAcertificationofthePearl15,designatedasBR700-710D5-21,buildsuponcertificationtheenginehasalreadyreceivedfromtheEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgencyandTransportCanada.DevelopedattheRolls-RoyceCentreofExcellenceforBusinessAviationenginesinDahlewitzwhereRolls-Royceemploysmorethan3,000workers,thePearl15featuresthesamenacelleenvelopeasitspredecessor,theBR710,butismorepowerfulwithamaximumcertifiedthrustof15,250poundsandupto7percentbetterfuelburn.Italsoisquieterby2decibelsandshowsa20percentimprovementinnitrogenoxideemissions.   ThePearlalsocomesequippedwithanew-generationenginehealthmonitoringsystemwithadvancedvibrationdetection,remoteenginediagnostics,andbi-directionalcommunicationsthatallowforeasyremotereconfigurationofengine-monitoringfeaturesfromtheground.   Toreducefuelconsumption,reduceenginenoiseandreducepollutantemissionhasbeenthedirectionofeffortsofaeroenginemanufacturesandOEMs.StillisthedevelopmentdirectionofChinaaviationindustry.   Underthisbackground,the5th CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheldinShanghaicityonthecomingMarch25th -26th ,andwillbeexchangedanddiscussedabout“CooperationInnovation&GreenDevelopment”.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 20,2020
  • OpsGroup Reports on International ADS-B Mandates

    Flight-planningfirmOpsGrouphaspublishedanupdatedlistofcurrentandupcomingADS-Bequipmentandoperationalmandates.Inadditiontothewell-publicizedJune7deadlineinEurope(see AIN’s“ComplianceCountdown”),OpsGroupreportedontheADS-BmandatesinSouthAfrica,NewZealand,SaudiArabia,andSriLanka.   SouthAfrica hassetApril1asitsdeadlineforaircraftoperatingunderIFRtohaveADS-Binstalled.ThesamestartingdateandequipmentrequirementswillapplytoIFRorVFRaircraftoperatinginClassA,B,C,andEairspace.   NewZealandisexpectedtoadoptitsproposaltomakeADS-BmandatoryforallaircraftincontrolledairspacebelowFL245startingonDec.31,2021.Ithasalsopublisheda detaileddescription oftheoperational,performance,andequipmentrequirements.   Saudi Arabia hasdelayedthestartofitsADS-BrequirementinClassAandBairspacetoJan.1,2021,accordingtoarecentNotam.OpsGroupsaidan earlierpublisheddocument describingtheequipageandoperationalrequirementsshowsJan.1,2020,astheoriginalstartingdate.   SriLankahasnotyetmandatedrequirements,thoughitstartedatrialADS-Bprogrammorethanfiveyearsago.InSeptember2014,thecountry’s CAAsaid ADS-BtrialoperationshadstartedinSriLankaairspace(ColomboFIR)and"willbefullyoperationalcoveringtheentireSriLankasovereignairspace.”   Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril14th-15th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 20,2020
  • ‘Digital Technology Pathway Payload’ to Launch in 2021

    OneWebandSatixFyUKhaveannouncedplanstoaddadigitaltechnologypathwaypayloadthatwillincludeafulldigitalpayloadintoOneWeb’slaunchscheduleduring2021.Thisnewsfollowsthelaunchof OneWeb’sfirstsatellitesin February2019,witha regularlaunchprogrammeduetobeginshortlywiththeaimofdeliveringglobalcommercialbroadbandservicesattheendof2021.   Accordingtothetwocompanies,thenewpayloadtechnologywillpavethewayforsatelliteswithahigherlevelofflexibilitytosupportpeaksindemandefficientlywithoutoversizingtheconstellation.   OneWebstatesthatthedigital-transparentpayloadwilldemonstratefull‘beamhopping’capabilityintheforwardandreturnlinks,andwillincludeanonboardprocessingsubsystemcapableofrunningindependentlinksontheUserandGatewaylinksonthegroundwithdifferentcapacities.Additionalfeaturesincludeanelectronicallysteeredmulti-beamantennawith‘truetimedelay’beam-forming,capableofpointingandswitchingmultiplebeamstomultipledirectionssimultaneously.   Accordingtothecompany,thiscombinationoffeaturesenables“significantlyhigher”throughputtodesignatedareaswithinsatellitecoverage,whilemeetingallnationalsecurityconcerns. Thesystemwilldynamicallyallocatemuchhighercapacitytoactiveareasthanareasthatdonotrequireasmuchbandwidthandarejustbeingscannedtogaugedemand.   Thebeam-hoppingcapabilityalsoenablesseamlesshandoverformobiledevices,betweenbeamsandsatellites.Anexamplewouldbeanaeroterminalforinflightconnectivity,abletooperateonbothLEOandGEOsimultaneouslyandmaintaining‘make-before-break’connectivitybetweentherisingandsettingsatellites.Maximumcapacitycanbedirectedfrommultiplesourcestohot-spotssuchasbusyairports.   AdvanceddiscussionsareinprogressforcollaborationandsupportfromtheEuropeanSpaceAgencyandtheUKSpaceAgency.   “Wehavedesignedseveralchipsetsacrossthefullsatellitevaluechain,includingterminals,payloadsandgateways,creatingafulleco-systembasedonourownsoftware,”saidYoelGatCEOoftheSatixFyGroup.“ThisnewOneWebsatellitewilldemonstrateallofthesecapabilities.”   “Thisleading-edgesatellitewillbefullyoperationalandisagreatopportunitytoshowcasewhatcanbedeliveredwithourpayloadtechnology,”addedMassimilianoLadovaz,CTOatOneWeb.“Theimprovedperformance,greaterefficiencyandtargetedcapacity,togetherwithsophisticatedgroundinfrastructure,putsusattheforefrontofLEOcommunicationsnetworkservices.”   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonApril22nd-23rd,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 20,2020
  • Garmin Updates G3X Touch And G5 Features For Certified Aircraft

    Garmin recentlyrolledoutfeaturesforcertifiedversionsofitsG3XTouchandG5electronicinstrumentsthathavebeenliveintheexperimentalworldforsometime.Inaddition,Garminhasnewapproveddisplayconfigurationsforthelarge-scaleG3XTouchscreenforproductionaircraft.    Thefirstnewfeatureiswirelessengine-datastreamingwhenthesystemisconnectedtotheengine-monitoringmodule.“Aircraftperformance,enginedataandanyexceedancesthatmayoccurareautomaticallystoredonanSDcardinthedisplay.Availableasanoption,pilotscanviewreal-timedetailedengineinformationfromG3XTouchwithintheGarminPilotapp,whichissentwirelesslyfromtheflightdisplaytotheapp.Engineinformationandflightdatalogs,aswellasexceedanceinformation,isalsoautomaticallysyncedwiththeflyGarminwebsiteforpost-flightanalysis,”accordingtoGarmin.    FortheG3XTouch,therearenewapprovedconfigurationsavailable.Theseincludetheabilitytoruntwin10.6-inchdisplays“configuredasaPrimaryFlightDisplay(PFD)ontheleftandMulti-functiondisplay(MFD)ontheright,withoptionalengineinformationdisplayedoneitherdisplay.”ThesmallerversionoftheG3XTouch,whichhasa7-inchscreen,canbeaddedtotherightsideofthepanel,andasmanyasthreeG3Xdisplayscanbeinstalledinanyoneaircraft.Finally,eithersizescreencanbeinstalledasastandaloneoptionwiththeoptionalenginemonitoring,whichmovesallthekeyflightandengineinstrumentsontoonedisplay.Garminsaysthisis“anaturaladditiontothousandsofaircraftthatalreadyhaveaG5electronicflightinstrumentinstalledinthepanel.”   GarminhasalsoreceivedapprovalforadditionalmodulesfortheG3XTouchincertifiedapplications.TheseincludetheGMA245RremoteaudiopanelandtheGTR20remotecomm.BotharecontrolledthroughtheG3Xdisplay.   Lastly,Garminhasapprovalforupdatestothesmall-form-factorG5instrumentthataddsanoutside-airsensorthatprovidesOATwhenflyingandcalculatesdensityaltitudewhentheaircraftisontheground.Thesechanges,whichweredebutedontheexperimentalversionlastyear,alsoincludenewdatafields,includingairtemperature,densityaltitude,winddirectionandspeed,headwindortailwindandtrueairspeed.   Chinacivilavionicsmarketisexpectedtoexceedonetrillionyuaninthenext20years.AccordingtothepredictionofCOMAC,basedonglobaleconomicgrowthof2.8%, theglobalRevenuePassengerKilometers(RPK)willincreaseatanaverageannualrateof4.4%overthenext20years. Delivery ofeachclass passengerjetswillreach43,013,valuedatabout$5,787.7billion.About5,255turbofanregionalaircraftwillbedelivered,worthmorethan$242.3billion;28,718single-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worth$2.83trillion;9,040double-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worthabout$2.72trillion.Chineseairlineswillreceive8,575newplanes,withamarketvalueofabout$1,210.4billion.If avionicssystemsaccountfor15%ofthetotalvalueofcivilaircraft,the China civilavionicsmarket willreachaboutus$181.6billion(1.23trillionyuan)inthenext20years.   Inrecentyears,Chinacontinuestopromotelargeaircraftmajorprojectsandvigorouslypushesthedevelopmentofdomesticcivilaircraftavionicssystemindustry.Inthefuture,withvastcivilaircraftavionicsmarket,domesticavionicsrelatedenterprisesarefacingunprecedenteddevelopmentopportunities.   Under this background, the 9th AnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldin Shanghai cityonthecoming April21st to22nd, focus on thesafetyandreliabilitydevelopmentofavionicssystem for civilaircraft   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 14,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Opens New Ccomposite Technology Facility in Bristol

    AnewRolls-RoycefacilityfordevelopingjetenginetechnologiesthatreduceemissionshasopenedinBristol,UK.   Thecompositetechnologyhubwilldevelopfanbladesandfancaseswhichsignificantlyreduceweightinajetengine,loweringfuelconsumptionandemissions.   ThefanbladesandfancasesbeingmadeatthefacilityareafeatureoftheRolls-RoyceUltraFanenginedemonstrator,anewenginedesignwhichwillreducefuelburnandCO2byatleast25%comparedtothefirstTrentengine.   Thenewfacilitywilluselow-energy,verylowemissionsprocessesandfeaturesstate-of-the-artautomatedmanufacturingmethodsandmaterials.Itwillmaximisetheuseofrawmaterials,reducingwaste.Rolls-Roycehaspledgedtoachievezeroemissionsatitsoperationsandfacilitiesby2030.   Rolls-Roycehasacrucialroleinthetransitiontoanetzerocarboneconomyandhasathree-partenvironmentalapproach:reducingtheimpactofexistingtechnologies;pioneeringelectrificationinaviation;andworkingwiththeindustrytoacceleratetheuseofsustainablefuels. AlanNewby,Rolls-Royce,director,AerospaceTechnologyandFutureProgrammessaid:“Thisincrediblenewfacilityexemplifiesourcommitmenttocreatingcleaner,moreefficientformsofpower.Ourhighly-skilledemployeeswillusethelatesttechnology,materialsandmanufacturingtechniquestodevelopcomponentsthatwillcontributetolighter,quieter,morepowerfuljetengineswithfeweremissions.”   Thefacilitywillfocusoncarbon-fibrecomposites,whichareusedintheaerospaceindustrytoreduceweightsignificantly.Thelighteranengineis,thelessfuelitburns,creatingfeweremissions.ARolls-Roycefansystemmadewithcarbon-fibrecompositescansavealmost700kgperaircraft,theequivalentofsevenpassengersandtheirluggage.   Thefanbladesaremadebymanufacturingtechniquesthatbuilduphundredsoflayersofcarbon-fibrematerials,pre-filledwithstate-of-the-arttoughness-enhancedresinmaterial.Heatandpressurearethenapplied,andeachbladeisfinishedwithathintitaniumleadingedge,whichoffersextremeprotectionagainsterosion,foreignobjectsandbirdstrikes.   FromJanuary,thefacilitywillbeginmakingfanbladesandcasesfortheUltraFandemonstratorengine.ThecompositesystemfortheUltraFanenginedemonstratoristakingshape,anddifferentpartshavecompletedaerodynamicperformance,bird-strike,containment,icingandwateringestiontests,aswellasgroundandflighttesting.   Rolls-Roycehasbeeninvolvedindevelopingcarbon-fibretechnologiesforseveraldecadesandalreadyusesthematerialforpartswithinitsengines.Thenewfacilitywilltakethistechnologytothenextlevel.   ItwillbenefitfrommanufacturingtechniquesthathavebeendevelopedinpartnershipwiththeNationalCompositesCentreinBristol,andresearchconductedattheRolls-RoyceUniversityTechnologyCentreattheUniversityofBristol,aswellasseveralotheruniversitiesandresearchcentresbasedintheUKandinEurope.   Thefacilityhassecured150jobsinBristol.Anexistingcompositemanufacturingtechnologyfacility,alongwitharound30employees,hasbeentransferredfromtheIsleofWight.   ThestatisticsfromFlightInternationalpredictsthatoverthenexttwodecades,42,800cargoandcivilianaircraftwillbedeliveredworldwide.Thismeansthatatleast86,599newengineswillbedeliveredintheglobalmarketby2035,andthenumberofactiveengineswillgrowfromthecurrent60,000toabout100,000.Withthenumberexpectedtojumpfrom28,500to61,000by2035,especiallyintheregionofAsiaPacific,whichisanticipatedtogrowwiththehighestCAGRduringtheforecastperiod.   The"MadeinChina2025"issuedbytheStateCouncilclearlyproposedto"establishanindustrialsystemfortheindependentdevelopmentofengines",andduringthe13thFive-YearPlanperiod,Chinalaunchedamajorspecialprojectforaviationenginesandgasturbines.Today,theChineseaviationindustrycontinuestoexertitsstrengthandisclosingthegapwithworld-classengines.Intheworldwidestage,thedevelopmentandbreakthroughofaircraftenginerequireswiderangeofsolutionsandmulti-disciplinarycollaborationofsuppliers,transnationaldiscussionandthegroundbreakingtechnologyexploitation.TherearestillsometechnicaldifficultiesthatChinaisfacingsuchasthetitaniumalloyorcompositematerialofaircraftengine,thewholeleafdiskmanufacturingandrepairtechnology,themanufacturingtechnologyofsingle-crystalhollowturbinebladeetc.Furthermore,therearesomeothertechnologywillalsobediscussedandappliedintheaviationenginedesignandmanufacturingsuchas3DPrinting,Digitaltwintechnology.   CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,basedonChinaNationalSpecialProjectofAeroEngine&GasTurbine,islocatedinShanghai,China.Thisforumaimstosupportaeroengineindustrydevelopmentthroughinformationexchangesandbusinesscooperation.Initiated byShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.,thisannualforumhasbeensuccessfullyheldinthepast fouryears.   The 5th AnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheldon March25th -26th,2020,inShanghai.   Register your interest or get in touch with marketing@galleon.cc for more details.

    Jan 14,2020
  • SmartSky Milestone Opens Up US$25m of Additional Funding

    SmartSkyNetworks,aninflightconnectivityproviderforaviation,haspassedanunspecified“importantnetworkdeploymentmilestone”onitswaytowardsbeginningcommercialoperationsduringQ22020.ThisachievementhasledtoSmartSkyreceivinganadditionalUS$25millionfromfundsmanagedbytheGlobalCreditOpportunitiesteamatBlackRock.   FundsmanagedbytheGlobalCreditOpportunitiesplatformatBlackRockpreviouslycommittedtoaUS$75millioncreditfacility,withUS$50milliondrawninitially.ThefinalUS$25millionwascontingentuponthecompanymaking“substantialprogress”ontheUSnationwidenetworkrollout,whichitachievedinlastNovember.   “SmartSkyhasconsistentlybeenabletoattractcapitalfromtopcompaniesbecausethereisstrongsupportforourtechnologyinaviationconnectivity,”saidHaynesGriffin,SmartSkychairmanandCEO.“WeappreciatethecontinuedconfidencefromarespectedandsophisticatedfirmsuchasBlackRock.”   SmartSky’sconnectivitynetworkisbasedonanovelsingle-beam-per-aircraftapproachusingproven4GLTEandemerging5Gtechnologies.Aftereightyearsofdevelopmentbackedbymorethan140patentsandover1,000hoursofflighttesting(includingbyaircraftowners,airlines,fleetmanagersandjournalists),SmartSky’snetworkisprogressingtowardsa2020launch.   “Customershaveahugepent-updemandforafullycapableairbornenetworkthatprovidesaphenomenal10xbetterexperienceintheskywhilealsoopeningsignificantpossibilitiesforadvancingaviationinmaintenance,environmental,operational,financial,andotherareas,”addedRyanStone,SmartSkypresident.   SmartSkyisalsoimplementingSkytelligence,adigitalsolutionsplatformthatenablesadvancedapplicationsandservices.Forexample,SmartSkyrecentlyannouncedthatSkytelligenceservicessupportitscollaborationwiththeIATA’scrowdsourcedefforttomitigateandavoidturbulenceinrealtimeacrosstheskies.Theresultsareexpectedtolowerturbulence-relatedinjuries,providesmootherflights,andsavecostlyaircraftrepairsforbothbusinessandcommercialaviation.   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonApril22nd-23rd,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 10,2020
  • Eurocontrol Forms New Partnership With SDA to Drive Modernisation and Digitalisation of European Air Traffic Management

    MembersoftheSESARDeploymentAlliance–AirspaceUsers,Airports,AirNavigationServiceProviders–andtheEUROCONTROLNetworkManagerhavetodaysubmittedajointlettertotheEuropeanCommissionproposingtoformanewpartnershiptomanagethemodernisation&digitalisationofasustainableEuropeanAirTrafficManagement(ATM)system.   “IamdelightedtohavesignedalettertoDGMOVEproposingthisnewpartnershipbetweenEUROCONTROLandthemembersoftheSESARDeploymentAlliance.Withanongoingcapacitycrunchcausingairtrafficflowmanagementdelaysthatare53%abovethoseof2017,itiscrucialtoacceleratethedeploymentofnewtechnologiesthatcanmoderniseanddigitaliseairtrafficmanagement.Thispartnershipistherightwayforwardtoenableustodothat,” saidEamonnBrennan,DirectorGeneralofEUROCONTROL.   TheEuropeanCommissionisexpectedtolaunchaCallforProposalinthefirsthalfof2020toputinplaceanewpartnershipforDeploymentasof1January2021.   “Whileprogressmonitoringshowsthat72%ofwhatisrequiredbytheCommissionImplementingRegulationonPilotCommonProjectsisalreadycompletedorongoing,furthersignificantinvestmentsareneededtoacceleratetheairtrafficmanagementmodernisationanddigitalisation.Thisthenewpartnershipwillensurestakeholdersbuy-inandstrongprogrammemanagementtotimelydeliverasustainableEuropeanATM,” saidRobertaNeri,ChiefExecutiveOfficerofENAVandChairpersonoftheA6SteeringBoard.   MembersoftheSESARDeploymentAlliance(SDA)andtheEUROCONTROLNetworkManagerbelievethattogethertheywillbeinthebestpositiontodriveforwardthetranslationoftheSESARvisionintoimplementation.   “BuildingonthedeploymentmomentumalreadyachievedbytheexistingSDAmembers,andaddingtheexpertisefromtheEUROCONTROLNetworkManager,thenewpartnershiphasthepotentialtoensureanefficientandeffective,operationally-ledandperformance-basedapproachatapan-Europeannetworklevel,” saidKlausFroeseofLufthansa.   “IamthrilledthatACIEUROPEwillcontinuetocoordinatetheengagementandparticipationofEurope’sairportstothedeploymentofSESAR.Overthepast5years,airportshaveinvestedseveralhundredmillionsofeurostogetbetterintegratedintotheATMnetworkthroughinnovativedigitalprocesses&technologies.GoingforwardwiththenextstageoftheSESARDeploymentManageriscrucialtokeepmodernisingtheEuropeanaviationsystem.Thisisaboutachievingtheefficiencygainsthatwillallowustoimprovethepassengers’experienceandthesustainabilityofouroperations,”saidOlivierJankovec,DirectorGeneralofACIEUROPE.   KeychallengesforthenewDeploymentManagerwillincludeanagreed,synchronisedandco-ordinateddeployment(incl.infrastructure)acrosstheEuropeanATMnetworktodeliverthenetwork-wideperformanceimprovementsrequirednowandforthefuture.Thisincludestheindustrialisationofinteroperablesolutionsandthecontinuedsynchronisationanddefragmentationofinvestmentsaswellasfurtherimprovementsinthealignmentofstakeholderconsultationandco-operativedecision-makingensuringthecontinuedinvolvement,engagementandbuy-inofallrelevantoperationalstakeholders.   Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril14th-15th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 15,2020
  • Airbus Begins Deliveries of First A350s with Touchscreen Cockpit Displays Option to Customers

    AirbushascommenceddeliveriestoairlinesofthefirstA350sequippedwithpioneeringnewtouchscreencockpitdisplays.SpeciallydevelopedfortheA350togetherwithThales,theywillconferenhancedoperationalefficiencies,greatercrewinteraction,cockpitsymmetryandsmootherinformationmanagement.On18thDecemberChinaEasternAirlinestookdeliveryinToulouseofthefirstA350equippedwiththenewdevices.Todate,around20airlineshaveselectedtheoptionfortheirnewA350s.   OftheA350cockpit'ssixlargescreens,threecannowbecometouchcapable:thetwoouterdisplaysplusthelower-centredisplay.ThesedisplaysnowoffertouchscreencapabilityforthepilotswhenpresentingElectronicFlightBag(EFB)applications.Thisnewmethodofinputcomplementstheexistingphysicalkeyboardintegratedintotheretractabletableinfrontofeachpilotandalsothekeyboard&trackball"keyboard-cursorcontrolunit"(KCCU)locatedonthecentreconsole.   Thenewtechnology,whichwasrecentlycertifiedfortheA350byEASAinNovember,facilitates'pinch-zooming'andpanninggesturesandwillfacilitatemoreflexibilityandbetterinteractionbetweenbothpilots,particularlyduringthesescenarios:(a)beforetake-off(forcomputingtake-offperformancewhileenteringdataintotheflightmanagementsystem"FMS");(b)in-flight/cruise(foraccessingen-routenavigationcharts);and(c)duringapproachpreparation(forconsultingtheterminalchartsbeforeenteringFMSdata).Moreover,duringhighworkloadphasesofflight,thetouchscreencapabilityreducesneedforpilotstomakemultiplecursorinputsandavoidsthemhavingtoflipbetweendifferentdisplayswhenusingtheEFBapplicationscollaborativelyonthelowercentredisplay.   PatrickPiedrafita,HeadofAirbus'A350XWBProgrammesaid:"AirbuscontinuestosettheindustrytrendsinaircraftcockpitdesignwiththesenewinteractivetouchscreendisplaysintheA350.WithourpartnerThalesweareveryproudtobringthistechnologytoourcustomers,toenhancetheiraircrews'operations."   TheA350XWBfeaturesthelatestaerodynamicdesign,acarbonfibrefuselageandwings,plusnewfuel-efficientRolls-Royceengines.Together,thesefeaturestranslateintounrivalledlevelsofoperationalefficiencywitha25percentreductioninfuelburnandemissions.BytheendofNovember,theA350XWBFamilyhadreceived959firmordersfrom51customers.   Chinacivilavionicsmarketisexpectedtoexceedonetrillionyuaninthenext20years.AccordingtothepredictionofCOMAC,basedonglobaleconomicgrowthof2.8%, theglobalRevenuePassengerKilometers(RPK)willincreaseatanaverageannualrateof4.4%overthenext20years. Delivery ofeachclass passengerjetswillreach43,013,valuedatabout$5,787.7billion.About5,255turbofanregionalaircraftwillbedelivered,worthmorethan$242.3billion;28,718single-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worth$2.83trillion;9,040double-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worthabout$2.72trillion.Chineseairlineswillreceive8,575newplanes,withamarketvalueofabout$1,210.4billion.If avionicssystemsaccountfor15%ofthetotalvalueofcivilaircraft,the China civilavionicsmarket willreachaboutus$181.6billion(1.23trillionyuan)inthenext20years.   Inrecentyears,Chinacontinuestopromotelargeaircraftmajorprojectsandvigorouslypushesthedevelopmentofdomesticcivilaircraftavionicssystemindustry.Inthefuture,withvastcivilaircraftavionicsmarket,domesticavionicsrelatedenterprisesarefacingunprecedenteddevelopmentopportunities.   Under this background, the9th AnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldinShanghaicityonthecomingApril21st to22nd,focus on thesafetyandreliabilitydevelopmentofavionicssystemfor civilaircraft   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Dec 27,2019
  • GE Venture to Build More Airbus Engines to Help Offset MAX Shutdown

    GeneralElectricCo.andFrance'sSafranSAhavestruckadealtoincreaseproductionofenginesforAirbusSE'srivaltothe737MAX,helpingthepairdealwithBoeingCo.'sproductionhaltofitsembattledplane,accordingtopeoplefamiliarwiththematter.   Theagreement--madeviatheGE-SafranjointventureCFMInternational--willincreasethevolumeoftheLEAP1Aengines,oneoftwoturbineoptionsfortheAirbusaircraft,toaround58%oftotalA320neodeliveries,withPratt&Whitney,aunitofUnitedTechnologiesCorp.duetoslowoutputtoabout42%,thepeoplesaid.Thesharehaspreviouslybeenclosertoa50-50split.   ThetimingofthedealiscrucialforGE.TheextendedMAXgroundingcoupledwiththeproductionhaltorderedthismonthhavealreadystrainedGEfinances,cuttingcashflowbyasmuchas$1.4billionthisyearasfactoriesproducefewerenginesandGEcan'tgetfullypaidforthem.   "Wehaveregulardiscussions"withplanebuilders"aboutpotentialrateincreases,"aspokesmanforCFMsaidinastatement.   CFMhasseenitsmarketshareontheAirbuscraftgaininthelastyearamidaseriesofdesignglitcheswiththeUTCenginethathasdisruptedoperationsforairlines.TheenginemakerscoopedamajororderfromPratt-customerIndigoinJunetoprovideenginesforsome280aircraftfortheIndiancarrier.Deliveriesareslatedtostartnextyear.   Whilethemixofenginesbeingproducedhaschanged,Airbus'soveralloutputofitsA320neowillremainat63amonth,thepeoplesaid.TheEuropeanplanemaker,whichhasbeenstudyingthefeasibilityofincreasingitstotaloutputrates,isstillbeingplaguedbyitsownproductionissues.   ThedeliverydelaysontheA320neo,whichissoldoutuntillate2024,havebeenafrustratingconstraintforAirbusatatimewhenitsrivalisfacingitsbiggestcrisisindecades.   Instead,thedelayshaveforcedittocutbackits2019deliverytargetbyasmanyas30aircraft.Still,thecompanyplanstodeliver860aircraftthisyear.WithBoeinghamperedbytheMAXgrounding,AirbuswillovertakeitsU.S.rivalintotaldeliveriesforthefirsttimesince2011.   ThestatisticsfromFlightInternationalpredictsthatoverthenexttwodecades,42,800cargoandcivilianaircraftwillbedeliveredworldwide.Thismeansthatatleast86,599newengineswillbedeliveredintheglobalmarketby2035,andthenumberofactiveengineswillgrowfromthecurrent60,000toabout100,000.Withthenumberexpectedtojumpfrom28,500to61,000by2035,especiallyintheregionofAsiaPacific,whichisanticipatedtogrowwiththehighestCAGRduringtheforecastperiod.   The"MadeinChina2025"issuedbytheStateCouncilclearlyproposedto"establishanindustrialsystemfortheindependentdevelopmentofengines",andduringthe13thFive-YearPlanperiod,Chinalaunchedamajorspecialprojectforaviationenginesandgasturbines.Today,theChineseaviationindustrycontinuestoexertitsstrengthandisclosingthegapwithworld-classengines.Intheworldwidestage,thedevelopmentandbreakthroughofaircraftenginerequireswiderangeofsolutionsandmulti-disciplinarycollaborationofsuppliers,transnationaldiscussionandthegroundbreakingtechnologyexploitation.TherearestillsometechnicaldifficultiesthatChinaisfacingsuchasthetitaniumalloyorcompositematerialofaircraftengine,thewholeleafdiskmanufacturingandrepairtechnology,themanufacturingtechnologyofsingle-crystalhollowturbinebladeetc.Furthermore,therearesomeothertechnologywillalsobediscussedandappliedintheaviationenginedesignandmanufacturingsuchas3DPrinting,Digitaltwintechnology.   CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,basedonChinaNationalSpecialProjectofAeroEngine&GasTurbine,islocatedinShanghai,China.Thisforumaimstosupportaeroengineindustrydevelopmentthroughinformationexchangesandbusinesscooperation.Initiated byShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.,thisannualforumhasbeensuccessfullyheldinthepast fouryears.   The5th AnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheldonMarch25th -26th,2020,inShanghai.   Register your interest or get in touch with marketing@galleon.cc for more details.

    Dec 27,2019
  • Gogo’s 5G Vision: Next-Gen Connectivity For Seamless Passenger Experiences

    Theskiescouldbeonthevergeoftransformativeconnectivity.Thisyear,inflightinternetcompanyGogoannouncedplanstolauncha5Gair-to-groundnetworkin2021forcommercialregionaljets,businessaviationaircraftandsmallermainlinejetsinthecontiguousUnitedStatesandCanada.   “We’reprettyexcitedaboutit,”saysSergioAguirre,PresidentofBusinessAviationforGogo.“It'sgoingtoallowpassengerstodoallthethingsonlinethattheydoontheground.”Forbusinesstravelers,missingavideoconferencebecauseyou’reinflightordelayingcollaborationduetochoppystreamingcouldsoonbeathingofthepast.   Here’swhatGogo’stakeoffinto5Gcouldmeanforthecompany,airlinepassengersandtheevolvingaviationindustry.    APerformanceBoost&IndustryShiftWith5Gconnectivityoncommercialandbusinessflights,passengersmightnoticethattechnologyuseduringairtravelmirrorscapabilityontheground,whetherthat’svideoreliabilityandperformance,accesstocloud-basedsoftwareandmore.Thankstonext-genadvancements,wemayseemoreseamlesscarryoveroftasks,toolsandaccessaswetravel.    “Passengersontheaircraftwillnotlagintermsofexperienceandconnectivity,”saysAguirre.Thatsuggeststhateverythingpassengerswanttodo—fromstreamingmoviestocollaboratingwithco-workersacrossthecountry—couldbepossibleandoptimized.   That’snotjustaperformanceupgradeforpeopleonthego—it’salsoafundamentalchangeinthewaytheindustrytraditionallyapproachesin-flightconnectivity.   “Becauseofthecostandtheavailabilityoftechnology,mostcommunicationsystemsonboardaircraftarequiteafewyearsbehindthestandardonthegroundatanygivenpointintime,”saysAguirre.“Thisisreallythefirsttimethatanyoneintheindustryisdeployingatechnologyattheexactsametimeasthetelcosaredoingitontheground.”   TheGrowingMarketForConnectedSkies   ThegroundbreakingmoveisoneGogoexpectstopushitsbusinesstonewheights.Aguirresaystheorganizationisnowapproaching6,000aircraftequippedwithitssystems—andheexpectsthat5Gcoulddramaticallyincreasethatsubscriberbase.     “Already,about60%ofthecustomerswe’resigninguprightnowarenewentriesintoconnectivityinaviation,”hesays.“Itfeelslikewe’realmostataninflectionpointintermsofconnectivitybeingcommonplace.”    Withthepromiseof5G’shigherperformanceandpassengers’expectationsforseamlessconnectivity,thedecisiontoinstallin-flightconnectivitybecomesano-brainerforaviationcompanies.    “Ourbiggestcompetitorsthusfarhavebeenaircraftoperatorswhochoose not toinstallconnectivity,andthat’swhat’sgoingaway,”Aguirresays.“It’saphenomenalgrowthopportunityforusgoingforward.”   InnovationUnderway   Leveragingthatopportunitywillfirstrequiresomeseriousinfrastructureupgrades.Withaneyeonits2021deadline,Gogoisbusyworkingwithpartnerstobuild5Gtechnologyintoitsground-basednetwork,installaircraftradiosandworkthroughdesignanddevelopment. “Asyoucanimagine,it’sadifferentprocessforajetthat’sflying500mphat30,000feetthanitisontheground,”saysAguirre. Gogoisn’tstartingfromscratch,though.The5Gnetworkwillrelyonsomeexistinginfrastructure,includingmorethan250towersandthecompany’sdatacenters.Its5Ginfrastructurewillbebuilttosupportallspectrumtypesandfrequencies,soGogocantakeadvantageofnewtechnologyasitdevelops—allowingthebusinesstoworktowarditsgoalofkeepingpacewithground-basedconnectivity.   Sofar,Gogoisontracktomeetitsplanned2021launch.AndAguirreexpectsin-flightconnectivitytoimproveastimegoeson.“Whenwerollitout,wewillhavenationwidecoverage,”Aguirresays.“Andthenforthenexttwotothreeyears,we'lladdadditionalcapacityinthoseareaswithhigherdensityofflights.”   WithGogo’sinitiativestointroduce5Goncommercialandbusinessflights,aswellasprojectsunfoldingatotherorganizationswithintheaviationindustryandbeyond,it’sclearthatthefutureofconnectivityistakingshapeateveryelevation.Beforelong,theconnectivityneededtojoin(andstayon)aconferencecall,collaborateinrealtimeonapresentation,uploadandsharefiles,orsimplystreamyourfavoriteshowscouldbecommonplace—whetheryou’reintheoffice,ontheroad,intheair,oranywhereelsebusinesstakesyou.    Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonApril22nd-23rd,2020inShanghai,China.ThecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Dec 25,2019
  • Airlines Are Trading Watch Towers For Virtual Screens to Control Taxiway Traffic

    AirlinesaretradingwatchtowersforvirtualscreenstocontroltaxiwaytrafficInHouston,UnitedAirlineshaslauncheditsownvirtualrampcontroltowertoquicklymovepassengersaboardtheirplanestoandfromthetaxiway.   ThinkyourbigscreenTVishighdefinition?Trytakingalookatvirtualrampcontrolroomsfilledwithscreensthatwillgiveairtrafficcontrollersaclearandpristineviewoftheairfield.   Passengersaretypicallyfamiliarwithseeingtowering airtrafficcontroltowerswhenflyingintoanairport,butrampcontroltowersareoftennestledinbetween.   Thoserampcontroltowerscouldsoonbetradedforvirtualtowerswhereoperatorsinascreen-filledairportroomadistanceawayfromthetarmacwillbeabletodirecttaxiwaytraffic.   It’salreadyhappeningattheGeorgeBushIntercontinentalAirportinHouston,Texas,where UnitedAirlines haslauncheditsownvirtualrampcontroltowertoquicklymovepassengersaboardtheirplanestoandfromthetaxiway.   "Wecanlookatthescreenswithbinoculars,"saidDanielReed,aUnitedAirlinesHoustontowermanager."Theresolutionissuchthatit'sjustlikeyou'relookingoutthewindow."   InHouston,UnitedAirlineshaslauncheditsownvirtualrampcontroltowertoquicklymovepassengersaboardtheirplanestoandfromthetaxiway.   Butthereareveryrealchallengesandriskstooperatinginawindowlessroom,whichUnitedbelievestheyareultimatelypreparedfor.   "Wehavegonethroughsomereallysubstantialtestingandwehadseveraldifferentopportunitiesduringthattestingwhentheengineerswerehereandhadacoupleofscarymomentswheretheythought,oh,mygosh,something'swrong,"saidSusanPfingstler,managingdirectorofnetworkoperations airtrafficcontrolstrategy atUnitedAirlines,adding"Sowereallyhavedonealotofcomparisontoreallifeversusthevirtualsystem."   Thevirtualtowerscouldalsomakealotofsenseforsmallerairportsacrossthecountrywhichoftendon’thavethespacetocreatenewmulti-milliondollartowers.   UnitedAirlinesisthefirstU.S.commercialairlinetoaddthisnewtechnologytoitsdigitalarsenalandisconsideringspreadingthetechnologytootherairports.   Unitedofficialssaidtheybelievethistechnologywillspeedupthelandingandtakeoffprocessforpassengers.   "Anytimethatwecanshaveoffanylittlebitofefficiencythatwecansqueezeoutoftheoperationbyenablingthecontrollerstoorchestrateamuchmoreelegantballetofflowingaircraftinandoutoftheapronareaisit'smoneyandit'sabenefittoourpassengers,"Pfingstlersaid.   Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril16th-17th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Dec 25,2019
  • Honeywell Equips Middle East Airlines with New Cockpit Tech

    HoneywellhassignedaselectionagreementwithMiddleEastAirlines,thenationalflag-carrierairlineofLebanon,toprovidecockpittechnologiestosupporttheairline’snewfleetof19aircraft.   Thedeal,whichincludesfourofAirbus’latestvariant,theA321XLR,willseeHoneywellprovideitslatestfullavionicssuitetohelpMiddleEastAirlinesmaximizesafetyandensureregulatorycompliance.   MiddleEastAirlines’(MEA)purchaseofAirbusaircraftincludes11A321NEOs,fourA330NEOsandfourA321XLRs,thelatestevolutionofthesuccessfulA321NEOaircraft.   MEAisalaunchcustomeroftheA321XLR,andthroughthecompletionofthisagreement,Honeywellisoneofthefirstselectedsuppliersofcockpittechnologiesforthelaunchoftheaircraft.   RaghedTalih,leaderforHoneywellAerospaceintheMiddleEast,says:“ByselectingHoneywell’sfullavionicssuiteforitslatestfleet,MEAisunderliningitscommitmenttooperatingsomeofthelatest,mostadvancedandcapableaircraftinthesky.   “OuravionicsportfoliohelpsairlinescreateapathtowardsfutureEASAandFAAsafetymandatesandprovidespilotswithcrucialflightinformationinthemostefficientwaypossible.Thismakesiteasierforthemtoselectoptimalroutesandnavigateinclementweather.”   Honeywellwillprovideweather,communication,navigationandsafetytechnologiesforMEA’snewfleet,including:   · IntegratedMulti-ModeReceiver:Helpspinpointpreciseairplanelocationsforefficientlandings,especiallyduringdifficultandnewrunwayapproaches,helpingMEAmaintainthehighestlevelofpassengersafetyandcomfort.   · IntuVueRDR-40003DWeatherRadar:Improvessituationalawarenessofbothon-pathandoff-pathweatherandverticalanalysismode.Itfeaturesextendedrangeturbulence,weatheraheadalertingandpredictivewarnings.   · PegasusIIFlightManagementSystem:Hasuniquefuel-savingfeatures,includingfourcruiseflightlevelwind/temperatureentries.   · EmergencyLocatorTransmitter:ThesystemthatguidesrescuerstoanaircraftinemergencieswillreceiveauniquebatterydesignedtomeetfutureFAA/EASArequirements.   · TCAS/ModeSTransponder:Change7.1andDO-260Bcompliantwithnewdesignforfuturegrowthopportunities.   · EnhancedGroundProximityWarningSystem:Anindustry-leadingterrainawarenessandwarningsysteminstalledonmorethan90percentofthecommercialaircraftworldwideandkeyenablerforlandingsurveillance.   Chinacivilavionicsmarketisexpectedtoexceedonetrillionyuaninthenext20years.AccordingtothepredictionofCOMAC,basedonglobaleconomicgrowthof2.8%, theglobalRevenuePassengerKilometers(RPK)willincreaseatanaverageannualrateof4.4%overthenext20years. Delivery ofeachclass passengerjetswillreach43,013,valuedatabout$5,787.7billion.About5,255turbofanregionalaircraftwillbedelivered,worthmorethan$242.3billion;28,718single-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worth$2.83trillion;9,040double-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worthabout$2.72trillion.Chineseairlineswillreceive8,575newplanes,withamarketvalueofabout$1,210.4billion.If avionicssystemsaccountfor15%ofthetotalvalueofcivilaircraft,the China civilavionicsmarket willreachaboutus$181.6billion(1.23trillionyuan)inthenext20years.   Inrecentyears,Chinacontinuestopromotelargeaircraftmajorprojectsandvigorouslypushesthedevelopmentofdomesticcivilaircraftavionicssystemindustry.Inthefuture,withvastcivilaircraftavionicsmarket,domesticavionicsrelatedenterprisesarefacingunprecedenteddevelopmentopportunities.   Under this background, the9th AnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldinShanghaicityonthecomingApril21st to22nd.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetail

    Dec 12,2019
  • Hanwha to Supply $300 Million of Aircraft Engine Components to GE

    HanwhaAerospace hassigneda$300millioncontracttosupplycutting-edgeaircraftenginecomponentstoGeneralElectric,theUSconglomerateandoneoftheleadingaircraftenginemanufacturersintheworldandatopsupplierforBoeing.   HanwhaAerospacewillsupplyGEwith46typesofenginecomponentsforGE’sGE9XandLEAPengine.   TheGE9XisGE’smostadvancedengineandexpectedtoentercommercialproductionin2020whiletheLEAPistheworld’sbest-sellingaircraftengine.   HanwhaAerospacewillbegindeliveringsixtypesofenginecomponentsspecificallyfortheGE9X,includinghigh-pressurecompressorsandturbinesin2024.   AndfortheLEAPengine,HanwhaAerospacehas“promised40typesofcomponentsin2025”.   TheGE9X,theworld’slargestturbofanengine,isbeingdevelopedfortheBoeing777X.(PhotoCredit:GE)   ThelargeGEcontractfortheGE9Xcomponentsis“vital”forHanwhaAerospace’sstrategy,saysthecompany.ItwillallowHanwhaAerospacetosecureitslong-termbusinessexpansionplansandpursueotheravenuesofgrowthforthefuture.   AHanwhaAerospacespokespersonsaidthatHanwhaisbeingrecognizedforitsglobalmanufacturingcapabilities.   Thecompany’sflagshipplantinChangwonisSouthKorea’sonlysmartfactorythatcanbuildaircraftenginecomponentsbutitalsohasaproductionplantinVietnamthatbeganoperationslastyear.   TheHanwhaAerospacespokespersonnotedthatthecompanyhaslongbeenapartnerofGEbecauseofHanwha’squalityandtechnology.   TheHanwhaAerospacespokespersonalsosaidwiththelatestsupplycontract,Hanwharaiseditsglobalstatusasanaircraftenginecomponentcompany.   HanwhaAerospacehasbeensteadilygrowingitsaircraftenginebusinesstobecomeagloballyrecognizedaircraftenginecomponentmanufacturerbystrengtheningitspartnershipswithallofthetopthreeaircraftenginemanufacturersintheworld:GE,Pratt&Whitney,andRolls-Royce.   In2015,HanwhaAerospaceenteredintoarevenue-sharingpartnershipwithPratt&WhitneytosupplycomponentsfortheGTFengine.   Recently,HanwhaAerospacesigneda$1billioncontractwithRolls-Royce.   Thesupplycontractswiththesethreecompanies,injustthelastfiveyears,areworthmorethan$20.1billion.   AndwiththerecentacquisitionofEDACTechnologies,anAmericanaircraftenginecomponentmanufacturer,nowoperatingasHanwhaAerospaceUSA,thecompanyis“poisedtobecometheleadingaircraftenginemanufacturerandtherevenue-sharingpartnerofchoice,globally”,itclaims.   ThestatisticsfromFlightInternationalpredictsthatoverthenexttwodecades,42,800cargoandcivilianaircraftwillbedeliveredworldwide.Thismeansthatatleast86,599newengineswillbedeliveredintheglobalmarketby2035,andthenumberofactiveengineswillgrowfromthecurrent60,000toabout100,000.Withthenumberexpectedtojumpfrom28,500to61,000by2035,especiallyintheregionofAsiaPacific,whichisanticipatedtogrowwiththehighestCAGRduringtheforecastperiod.   The"MadeinChina2025"issuedbytheStateCouncilclearlyproposedto"establishanindustrialsystemfortheindependentdevelopmentofengines",andduringthe13thFive-YearPlanperiod,Chinalaunchedamajorspecialprojectforaviationenginesandgasturbines.Today,theChineseaviationindustrycontinuestoexertitsstrengthandisclosingthegapwithworld-classengines.Intheworldwidestage,thedevelopmentandbreakthroughofaircraftenginerequireswiderangeofsolutionsandmulti-disciplinarycollaborationofsuppliers,transnationaldiscussionandthegroundbreakingtechnologyexploitation.TherearestillsometechnicaldifficultiesthatChinaisfacingsuchasthetitaniumalloyorcompositematerialofaircraftengine,thewholeleafdiskmanufacturingandrepairtechnology,themanufacturingtechnologyofsingle-crystalhollowturbinebladeetc.Furthermore,therearesomeothertechnologywillalsobediscussedandappliedintheaviationenginedesignandmanufacturingsuchas3DPrinting,Digitaltwintechnology.   CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,basedonChinaNationalSpecialProjectofAeroEngine&GasTurbine,islocatedinShanghai,China.Thisforumaimstosupportaeroengineindustrydevelopmentthroughinformationexchangesandbusinesscooperation.Initiated byShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.,thisannualforumhasbeensuccessfullyheldinthepast fouryears.The5th AnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheldonMarch25th -26th,2020,inShanghai.   Register your interest or get in touch with marketing@galleon.cc for more details.

    Dec 11,2019
  • Air Traffic Management Market is Predicted to Surpass USD 10 Billion by 2025

    TheAirTrafficManagementMarketissettogrowfromitscurrentmarketvalueofmorethan$8billiontoover$10billionby2025;asreportedinthelateststudybyGlobalMarketInsights,Inc.(Source:GlobalMarketInsights).   AirTrafficManagementmarket isprojectedtosurpassUSD10billionby2025.Thegrowthisattributedtotheriseinpassengertrafficandimprovementintheglobaleconomy,whichwillaugmentairtrafficmanagementmarketgrowth.TheincreasingfocusontechnologicaladvancementsincludingtheuseofAIanddigitalizationinairtrafficmanagementisactingasoneofthemajordriversofmarketgrowth.Prominentindustryparticipantsincluding Raytheon,HarrisCorporation,ThalesGroup,and SaabAB areprovidingnewadvancedairtrafficmanagementsystemstomajorairportsacrosstheglobe.Forinstance,inMarch2019,IndraequippedHALAirportBangalore(India)withadvancedairtrafficcontroltechnologytostrengthenitsairoperationsafetyandefficiency.Thecompanywillprovidethelatesten-route,approachandtowercontrolpositiontoincreaseairtrafficmanagementefficiency.Thecompanyhasalsodeployedradarsystemsthatcoverover80%oftheIndianairspace.   TheincreasingdemandforregionalconnectivityfromdevelopingcountriessuchasIndiaandChinaisdrivingtheairtrafficmanagementmarket.Thegovernmentisnowfocusingondevelopingtier2and3airportsforregionalconnectivitytoincreaserevenuefromtourismandtrade.Theregions,suchasAustralia,arefocusingonsingleskyconceptandareimplementingnewadvancedairtrafficmanagementsystemstoaccommodateexpansion.Forinstance,Frequentisdeliveredend-to-endInternetProtocol(IP)voicecommunicationandairfieldmanagementsystemacrossAustraliaasapartoftheOneSKYprogramforcivilandmilitaryairtrafficmanagementapplications.   Theincreasingdemandformoreadvancedcommunication,navigation,andsurveillancehardwareisdrivingindustryplayerstoupgradetheirproductofferings.Thehardwaresegmentholdsthelargestsharein2018andisexpectedtoleadthecomponentmarketovertheforecastperiod.Forinstance,inMay2019, HarrisCorporation deployeditsAeronauticalMobileAirportCommunicationSystem(AeroMACS)tomanagetheoperationalATMinformationacrosstheU.S.The FederalAviationAdministration (FAA)requiredasecurecommunicationsystemformaintaininginformationflowthroughairports.ThenewsystemwillhelptheFAAwithabettercommunicationflowandtherewouldbenoinformationlossduetothebandwidthissue.Thenewsystemwillhelpinreducingthecostofinfrastructureandhardwareascomparedtotheconventionalcommunicationsystem.   Theairtrafficcontrolsegmentintheairtrafficmanagementsystemmarketheldthelargestmarketsharein2018andisanticipatedtodominatethemarketshareovertheforecasttimelineduetothedemandformoreadvancedcommunicationandnavigationsystem.Airtrafficcontrolisthemostimportantsystemoftheairtrafficmanagementsystem.Allinformationcollectedfromdifferentsystemsisanalyzedbyairtrafficcontrolandthensendtodifferentend-users.Thedemandfordigitaltowerandmoreadvancedairtrafficcontrolsystemsisfuelingmarketgrowth.Forinstance,inJanuary2019,NATSinstalledAI-powereddigitalcontroltowerattheHeathrowAirport.Themajorfocusofthiscontroltoweristoreduceflightdelays.   TheNorthAmericaregionheldthelargestmarketshareof29%in2018.Thepresenceofmajorplayersandmajorupgradingprogramsfortheexistingairportispropellingtheairtrafficmanagementmarketintheregion.Forinstance,in2018,theU.S.willhaveoversixairportsthatwillcompleteitsupgradingincludingBoston,Denver,Texas,Chicago,Louisiana,andTennessee.TheAsiaPacificairtrafficmanagementmarketisprojectedtohaveastronggrowthduringtheforecastperiodwiththegrowingpassengertrafficandcargomovement.AspertheInternational CivilAviationOrganization(ICAO) AsiaPacific hasemergedasthelargestandfastest-growingregionintheworldintermsofairtraffic.Moreover,accordingtotheforecastbyIATA,IndiaandChinacontributetoaround45%ofthetotalairpassengersoverthecomingtwodecades.   Theprominentairtrafficmanagementproviders,suchas SaabAB,IndraSistemas,Raytheon,ThalesGroup,HarrisCorporation,HoneywellInternationalInc.,and FrequentisGroup,arestrategicallycollaborating&partneringwithgovernmentbodiesandnavigationserviceproviderstoenhanceairtrafficmanagementforend-usersandholdasignificantmarketshareinthecompetitiveairtrafficmanagementmarket.Forinstance,inJune2018,SaabprovidedintegratedATCsuiteto ComodoroArturoMerinoBenitezInternationalAirport inSantiago,Chile.Underthiscontract,thecompanywillprovidefullyintegratedtowerworkingpositionsalongwithgrounddisplaysystem,generalinformationdisplay,andelectronicflightstrips.InMay2018,thecompanyreceivedacontractfrom AirServicesAustralia toinstallAerobahninBrisbane,Perth,Melbourne,andSydney.Aerobahnisacollaborativedecision-makingplatformandwillhelpairportstoimproveoperatingefficiency.   Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril16th-17th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Dec 11,2019
  • Panasonic Expands Ku-band Capacity With Eutelsat 10B

    IFECgiant,PanasonicAvionicsCorporation(Panasonic),hassignedamulti-yearagreementforKu-bandcapacityontwomulti-beampayloadsontheEutelsat10Bsatellite,duetobelaunchedin2022. Panasonicexpectsthiscontractwillenableittoprovidemultiplegigahertzofnewextremethroughput(XTS) Ku-bandconnectivitytoairlinesandtheirpassengersflyingoverawideareaacrossEurope,AfricaandtheMiddleEast,includinglowerdensityareas.   KenSain, thenewCEOofPanasonic,said,“PanasonicAvionicsiscontinuingtoinvestinitsKu-bandconnectivitynetwork.Thiscontractwithalong-standingpartnersuchasEutelsat,withwhomwealreadyworkwithglobally,illustratesourstrategytoconstantlyexpandourworldwidenetworkwithadditionalcapacity,tocreatevalueforourairlinecustomersandsatisfytheneedsoftheirpassengers.WehavecollaboratedcloselywithEutelsatonthissatellitedesignandweareveryexcitedtoseetheseeffortscometofruition.”   Eutelsat10B,locatedat10°East,willbethesecondXTSsatellitetojoinPanasonic’sconnectivitynetwork,which supportstheprovisionofservicessuchashigh-speedinternet,livetelevision,videostreaming,VoIPapplications,4Gmobileservicesscalableto5G,andgreaterbandwidthforcrewapplications.ThenetworkisbackedbyPanasonic’sCustomerPerformanceCenter,whichmonitorsnetworkperformanceandupcomingmaintenanceneedstosupportairlineoperationalefficiencies.   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonApril22nd-23rd,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails

    Dec 11,2019
  • GE9X Engines Nearly Ready for 777X Flight Tests

    AGE9XflighttestarticlehangsfromGE'sBoeing747flyingtestbed.(Photo:GEAircraftEngines) GEAviation hasdeliveredthefirstthreefullycompliantGE9XturbofanstoBoeing’sEverett,Washington,widebodyplantfollowingretrofitofredesignedStage2statorvaneassembliesintheengines' compressors,GE9XprogramheadTedInglingreportedjustaheadoftheDubaiAirShow. Inglingexplainedthattheprocessthatledtothefixtothetitaniumpartinvolvedrevamping thegeometry toensureaproperwearprofile.Withtestingcompleted,GEhasnowretrofittedthefixonsixengines,thefourthofwhichitwaspreparingtosendtoEverettwhenInglingspokewithAINonNovember8.   Inall,GEhasbuilt10compliant engines,eightofwhichwillgoonflyingtestairplanes,alongwithtwospares.   WhileBoeingCEODennisMuilenburgsaidduringthecompany’srecentthird-quarterearningscallthattheengineremainsa“pacingitem”forthenewBoeing777X,InglingtoldAINthatthetimingofthefixhasnotdeviatedfromtheschedulesetforitwhenGEdiscoveredtheprobleminlateMay.Withbothenginesnowmounted,thefirst777Xawaitsfinalinstallationworkandon-wingtestingbeforemakingitsfirstflight,schedulednowforthefirstquarterofnextyear.Asaresultoftheenginedelay,Boeinghasmovedtheairplane’scertificationtargetfromlatethisyeartoearlyin2021.“Wecontinuetoexploreopportunitiestoimprovethetimelinesuchasleveragingoursystemintegrationlabsandadditionalairplanegroundtesting,”saidMuilenburg.   GE’sstatorvanefixinvolvedwhatInglingcalledsomegeometricalchangesoutsideoftheflowpath,meaningengineersdidnotaltertheaerodynamicsofthedesign.“Sothat,numberone,isparamounttohangingontoourperformanceandouroperationalcharacteristics,”saidIngling.“Soitdidn'tneedtochange.Itwastheboundaryconditionsarounditthathadtochange.” AlthoughGEhaltedcertificationtestingwhileitdevisedthestatorvanefix,maturationtestingcontinuedunabated.“Wehadcertificationvehicleswehadtoincorporateintoourdevelopmentvehiclesaswecontinuedtopreparetheengineforentryintoservice,”explainedIngling.“We'redoingthefinalcoupleofcertificationteststofinishthatup.Wehaltedthosewhilewewerewaitingforthisfix.   “Andthenwehaveourmaturationtestingthatwecontinuetodo...weputsomeofthatinbetweenacoupleofthecomplianceengines.Weintroducedourmaturationenginewiththefixinitsowecankeepthematurationprogramgoingon.Wehaveafleetleaderthatkeepsourknowledgepointsoftheenginewayaheadofthefieldasameanstohelpsmoothoutanythingthatmightshowupintheengineinservice.”Inglingsaidtestingonthematurationarticlewouldstartsoon.   OftheeightenginesGErunsinitssuiteofdevelopmentvehicles,sevenparticipateincertificationvalidation,softwaredevelopment,andPart25testing,allthewhileincorporatinglessonsfromearlierprogramstoenhancecapability.“Soweusethesevehiclestovalidatethatthosesolutionsareeffectiveinthe9X,”explainedIngling.“Infact,wegotaskedquestionsaboutnon-GEornon-CFMenginesintermsofthesekindsofissuestomakesurethatwe'vegotthemresolved.Andwehavebeensystematicallyvalidatingthateveryoneofthoseitemshasbeenaddressedandwe'reclosinginonthefinalvalidationsaswespeak.”   Askedtonamethebiggestchallengetheprogrampresented,Inglingconcededthatthestatorvaneproblemtookhimandhisteambysurprise.Thefactthatthecompanydiscovereditfairlylateintheprocessproved“troubling,”hesaid,notwithstandingthefactthatsuchhurdlesoftenpresentthemselvesduringdevelopmentofanewcenterlineengine.“Thisparticularonecameatusalittlelateintheprogram,”helamented.“Andthenatureofitrequiredustogetinsidetheenginetofixit.Andthat,bydefinition,givenwhenwefounditandwherewefoundit,drovetheschedule.Iwillsayit’sunfortunatefromaschedulestandpoint,butfortunatefromaproductstandpoint.Imuchpreferredtofindthisinaplacewherewecouldfixitandrobustlygetitbehindusthantohavesomethingshowupinflighttestsorcertainlyinthefield.”   Overall,Inglingexpressedsatisfactionwiththeprogram’sabilitytoconsistentlymeetperformancecriteria,thankstolessonslearnedfromearlierprograms.Infact,hesaid,engineerscouldhaveextractedstillmoreperformancefromtheenginesifthey“threwthekitchensinkat[it],”possiblyatthecostofdurability.   “Wespentalotoftimeandalotofmoneyearlyoninthisdevelopmentprogrambeforeweeverhadthefirstengineinourrigs,makingsurethatwehadthebuildingblocksoftheperformancewellsortedoutbecausethathasnotalwaysbeentheoutcomethatwegetwithanewcenterlineengine,”explainedIngling.“Itwasanythingbuteasyintheearlydaystryingtogetallthecomponentsdone.Butthatreallypaidoffinaproductthatdidn'trequireustothinkaboutanychangesaerodynamicallytorestoretheperformancethatwewerelookingfor.”   ThestatisticsfromFlightInternationalpredictsthatoverthenexttwodecades,42,800cargoandcivilianaircraftwillbedeliveredworldwide.Thismeansthatatleast86,599newengineswillbedeliveredintheglobalmarketby2035,andthenumberofactiveengineswillgrowfromthecurrent60,000toabout100,000.Withthenumberexpectedtojumpfrom28,500to61,000by2035,especiallyintheregionofAsiaPacific,whichisanticipatedtogrowwiththehighestCAGRduringtheforecastperiod.   The"MadeinChina2025"issuedbytheStateCouncilclearlyproposedto"establishanindustrialsystemfortheindependentdevelopmentofengines",andduringthe13thFive-YearPlanperiod,Chinalaunchedamajorspecialprojectforaviationenginesandgasturbines.Today,theChineseaviationindustrycontinuestoexertitsstrengthandisclosingthegapwithworld-classengines.Intheworldwidestage,thedevelopmentandbreakthroughofaircraftenginerequireswiderangeofsolutionsandmulti-disciplinarycollaborationofsuppliers,transnationaldiscussionandthegroundbreakingtechnologyexploitation.TherearestillsometechnicaldifficultiesthatChinaisfacingsuchasthetitaniumalloyorcompositematerialofaircraftengine,thewholeleafdiskmanufacturingandrepairtechnology,themanufacturingtechnologyofsingle-crystalhollowturbinebladeetc.Furthermore,therearesomeothertechnologywillalsobediscussedandappliedintheaviationenginedesignandmanufacturingsuchas3DPrinting,Digitaltwintechnology.   CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,basedonChinaNationalSpecialProjectofAeroEngine&GasTurbine,islocatedinShanghai,China.Thisforumaimstosupportaeroengineindustrydevelopmentthroughinformationexchangesandbusinesscooperation.Initiated byShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.,thisannualforumhasbeensuccessfullyheldinthepast fouryears.The5th AnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheldonMarch25th -26th,2020,inShanghai.   Register your interest or get in touch with marketing@galleon.cc for more details.

    Nov 28,2019
  • Eurocontrol Evaluates Feasibility of Secondary Runway Approaches

    Eurocontrolisevaluatingtheuseofnewairportarrivalprocedures,calledSecondaryRunwayAimingPoint(SRAP)approaches,thattheagencybelievescanincreaserunwaythroughputbyupto5percentatsomeofthebusiestairportsinEurope.   SRAPisoneoftheconceptsEurocontrolisevaluatingfortheSingleEuropeanSkyATMResearchJointUndertaking(SESARJU)project“EnhancedArrivalsandDepartures,”whichaimstodeploynewtoolsandproceduresthatcanincreasethecapacityofterminalareasatEuropeanairports.EurocontroldescribesSRAPasallowing“lightwake”categoryaircrafttoflyafinalapproachthatoccursabovetheprofileofheavieraircraftflyingtotheprimaryrunwaythreshold.   TheconceptwouldallowalighteraircraftsuchasanAirbusA319toavoidtheturbulencegeneratedbythewakevortexoftheheavieraircraft,suchasaBoeing777,enablingincreasedthroughputbyallowingbothaircrafttolandonthesamerunway.FrédéricRooseleer,implementationsupportcoordinatorforairportperformanceatEurocontroltold AvionicsInternational thathisteamusedafullmotionAirbusA319flightcrewtrainingsimulatoroperatedbyLufthansaAviationTraining,toassessthefeasibilityofSRAP.   Acrossmultiplesimulatorsessions,theteamusedanormalthree-degreeglideslopeandanincreasedglideslope(IGS)alongwithavisualsystemthatreplicatedthewayrunwaymarkingsandapproachlightswouldappearwhenflyingtherealapproach.   SecondaryRunwayAimingPoint(SRAP)approacheswouldallowalighteraircrafttoflyabovetheapproachprofileofaheavieraircraftwhileavoidingitswakevortex.Photo:Eurocontrol   “Intheflightsimulationcampaign,asetofvisibilityconditionswereevaluated,rangingfromgoodvisibilitygreaterthan10kmtovisibilityabove2,500m,excludingthelowvisibilityconditions,”Rooseleersaid.   ThesimulatedSRAPapproachevaluatedwasanarrivalprocedureintoGermany’sMunichInternationalAirport.Atotalof24A319type-ratedpilotsparticipatedintwovariantsoftheSRAPconcept,includingonewherealltheapproachlightswereilluminatedandanotherwherejusttherunwaythresholdandapproachlightswereilluminatedforoneaimingpointthatonlyservedthefirstaircraftintheapproachsequence.Oncethefirstaircraftlanded,thethresholdandapproachlightsforthenextaircraftwereswitchedon.   Eurocontrolusedvideorecordingsofflightparameters,includingthree-dimensionalpositioning,verticalspeed,airspeed,thrustandweighttoassessapproachandlandingperformanceofeachflightcrew.RooseleersaidtheSRAPconceptonlyhasavionicsequipagerequirementsforapproachesthatusenavigationguidance,suchasaGroundBasedAugmentationSystem(GBAS)LandingSystem(GLS)orrequirednavigationperformance(RNP)localizerwithverticalguidance(LPV)approachbasedonanaircraftequippedwithasatellitebasedaugmentationsystem(SBAS)receiver.Thereareotherexceptionsaswell.   “IncaseofIGS-to-SRAPconcepthowever,combiningSRAPwithIncreasedGlideSlope,additionalonboardflightassistancefunctionstopilotsmaybeneededforsomeaircrafttypesinordertofacilitateenergymanagementandflarewhentheslopeisincreasedbetween3.5degreesandlimitedto4.49degreesmaximum,”Rooseleersaid.“Ontheairportgroundinfrastructure,bothSRAPandIGS-to-SRAParetobesupportedwiththeimplementationofspecificvisualaids,coveringasecondsetoftherunwaymarkings,ApproachlightingsystemandVisualApproachSlopeIndicators.”   EurocontroliscurrentlycompilingafullreportontheflightsimulationstobesubmittedtoSESARJUbytheendofJanuaryaspartoftheconsortium’sbroaderenhancedrunwaythroughputprojectvalidationreport.Additionaltrialsareplannedoverthenextyear,withEurocontrolaimingtomakeSRAParealityby2023.   Chinacivilavionicsmarketisexpectedtoexceedonetrillionyuaninthenext20years.AccordingtothepredictionofCOMAC,basedonglobaleconomicgrowthof2.8%, theglobalRevenuePassengerKilometers(RPK)willincreaseatanaverageannualrateof4.4%overthenext20years. Delivery ofeachclass passengerjetswillreach43,013,valuedatabout$5,787.7billion.About5,255turbofanregionalaircraftwillbedelivered,worthmorethan$242.3billion;28,718single-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worth$2.83trillion;9,040double-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worthabout$2.72trillion.Chineseairlineswillreceive8,575newplanes,withamarketvalueofabout$1,210.4billion.If avionicssystemsaccountfor15%ofthetotalvalueofcivilaircraft,the China civilavionicsmarket willreachaboutus$181.6billion(1.23trillionyuan)inthenext20years.   Inrecentyears,Chinacontinuestopromotelargeaircraftmajorprojectsandvigorouslypushesthedevelopmentofdomesticcivilaircraftavionicssystemindustry.Inthefuture,withvastcivilaircraftavionicsmarket,domesticavionicsrelatedenterprisesarefacingunprecedenteddevelopmentopportunities.   Under this background, the9th AnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldinShanghaicityonthecomingApril21st to22nd,register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Nov 29,2019
  • DC-ANSP Deploys Space-Based ADS-B In Curacao

    TheDutchCaribbeanAirNavigationServiceProvider(DC-ANSP)hasdeployedAireon'sspace-basedADS-BsurveillanceserviceintheCuracaoFlightInformationRegion(FIR).Thismilestonefollowsyearsofcollaboration,withthetwoorganizationssigningthedataservicesagreement(DSA)inOctoberof2015.   Effectiveimmediately,DC-ANSPwillhave100percentairtrafficsurveillanceoverthe116,000squaremilesthatmakeupCuracao'sFIR.AdjacenttoVenezuela,PuertoRico,DominicanRepublic,Haiti,JamaicaandColombia,themajorityofthisFIRisoceanic.   "Space-basedADS-BwillrevolutionizehowDC-ANSPensuresthehighestlevelsofsafetyandefficiencythroughouttheCuracaoFIR,"saidMiciliaAlbertus-Verboom,DirectorGeneral,DC-ANSP."BeforeAireon,thenorthwesternsectorofourFIRlackedreal-timeairtrafficsurveillancecoverage.Now,space-basedADS-Bprovidescoveragewherebeforetherewasnone."   TheCuracaoFIRisamajorthroughwayforflights;DC-ANSPmanagescriticalroutesbetweentheUnitedStates,CentralAmerica,SouthAmerica,theCaribbeanandEuropethroughouttheCuracaoFIR.Becauseofspace-basedADS-Bcoverage,DC-ANSP'sairtrafficcontrollerswillbeabletoreduceseparationandguideoverflightefficiencyinthenorthwesternsectoroftheCuracaoFIR.   DirectorGeneralAlbertus-Verboomalsonoted,"amongthemanybenefitsweanticipate,AireonwillallowustofacilitateseamlesstransitionsbetweenCuracao'sneighboringFIRs.Regionsadjacenttouswillbenefitfromsaferandmoreefficienthand-overs,whichareaffordedbytheminimizationofhumanerrorthroughdata-drivendecisionmaking."   "DeployingAireoninCuracaoFIRsolidifiesDC-ANSP'spositionasaleaderofaviationsafetyandefficiencyintheregion,"saidDonThoma,CEO,Aireon."OurdatawillprovideDC-ANSPmorecontroloverhowtheymanagecross-regionalandintersectingrouteswithintheirairspaceandwillenablecompletesituationalawarenessforDC-ANSPastheycontinuetodeliversuperiorsafetyandefficiencytotheflyingpublic."   Forthepastseveralyears,DC-ANSPandAireonhaveworkedcloselyonthetechnicalimplementationofthesysteminCuracao,whichincludestheuseoftheregionalnetwork,MejorasalEnlacedeVozdelATS(MEVA),asasecondarytelecommunicationlinkasameanstotransferspace-basedADS-BdatatoDC-ANSPsoperationscenter.Additionally,AireonhasworkedalongsideDC-ANSPleadershiptoensurepreparationfortheenhancementsinproceduraloperations.   "Notonlyhavewechangedhowwemanageourairspace,butwearealsoadaptinghowweworkwithouradjacentairspacesandourcustomers,andAireonhasbeenourpartnerateverystepofthewayforthelastfouryears,"saidDirectorGeneralAlbertus-Verboom.   CuracaohasaJanuary1,2020ADS-Bequipagemandateforpartoftheairspacewherethereisnoconventionalradarcoverage.UsersinClassAairspacemustbeADS-Bequipped.   ADS-BiscurrentlyamainsubjectinChina’sairtrafficmanagement.Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril16th-17th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Nov 27,2019
  • Airlines Invest in New Connectivity, Digital and Avionics Tech at Dubai Airshow

    QatarAirwaysA380fleet,suchastheonepicturedhere,willbeequippedwithGogo's2Kuconnectivity,underadealannouncedatthe2019DubaiAirshow.Photo:Airbus   ProminentMiddleeasterncarriers,includingEmirates,MiddleEastAirlinesandQatarAirwaysamongothersmadesignificantinvestmentsinnewin-flightconnectivity,digitalanalyticsandavionicsupgradesduringthefirsttwodaysofthe2019DubaiAirshow.Here,weprovidealookatsomeofthehighlightsofthosedealsthatalludetothecontinuingtrendofoperatorsinvestingintechnologiesthatdigitallytransformthewaytheyflyandmaintaintheiraircraft.   Ontheconnectivityfront,QatarAirwayssurprisedtheconnectedaircraftecosystembybecomingthefirstairlineintheMiddleEasternregiontoadoptGogo’s2Kuin-flightconnectivityservice.Undertheagreement,publishedinapressreleasebyGogoonNov.19,theairlinewillinstall2Kuconnectivityandlivetelevisionacross70ofitsin-serviceaircraft.AccordingtoGogo,QatarwillbeupgradingitsfleetofBoeing787-8,787-9andAirbusA380swiththenewtechnologies.   Theupgradewillinvolvethereplacementofantennas,alongwiththeinstallationofnewmodems,wirelessaccesspoints(WAPs)andnewlinereplaceableunitsneededtoenable2Kuacrossthetargetedfleet.QatarAirwaysCEOAkbarAlBakerremarkedonbeingabletoprovidepassengerswith“anexcellentconnectivityexperiencewithGogo2Ku.”   "Havingaccesstotheinternet,andbeingconnectedandavailableiscriticalforpassengers,andthedemandforbandwidthwillonlyincrease,"AlBakersaid.   Qatar’sinvestmentinGogoistheairline’ssecondmajorconnectivityinvestmentinrecentyears,afterbecomingthefirstMiddleEasterncarriertostartoperatingwhatit describesas“SuperWi-Fi,”withInmarsat’sGXAviationconnectivityin2018.GXconnectivity,enabledbyHoneywell’sJetWavesatellitecommunicationshardware–whichincludesaMulti-ChannelSatellite(MCS)terminal,antennacontroller,modemandrouterhardware,andatail-mountedantennadualreceivers–isfeaturedacrossacombinedfleetof130AirbusA350sandBoeing777soperatedbyQatar.   AshiHoseini,managerofElectronicFlightBag(EFB)systemsattheairline,recently saidinaninterview with ViaSatellite thattheairlineisalsopayingcloseattentiontothefuturepotentialpromisedbylowearthorbit(LEO)satellitesandwouldliketoseetheiruseofconnectivityeventuallysupportartificialintelligenceandmachinelearningapplications.   Emirates,anothermajorMiddleEasterncarrieralsoknownforinvestinginthenewestconnectivity,madeanothertypeofacquisitioninDubaithisyear.EmiratesisadoptingGEAviation’selectronicFlightOperationsQualityAssurance(eFOQA)andFlightPulsedataanalyticsplatformsforitsA380andB777pilots.   GEdescribesFlightPulseasamobileapplicationthatusesaircraftdataand“smartanalytics”toenablepilotstoaccesstheirownflyingmetricsandtrends.Pilotscanseeandreviewsnapshotsoftheirperformanceattakeoff,cruise,landing,descentandascentatdifferenttimestoseewheretheycouldbesavingfuel.   TheeFOQAservicebeingadoptedbyEmiratesisdesignedtouse“flightdatageneratedbytheaircraftanditssystemsandappliesproprietarydatamanagementandanalyticstechnologytohelpEmiratesbettermanagetheirfleet,providingpreviouslyunavailableinsightintotheiroperations,”accordingtoGE.   “Wearekeenonhavingpilotsreviewtheirperformanceandbecomemoreactiveinachievingbestsafetystandardswhileoptimizingoperations,”saidCapt.HassanAlhammadi,DivisionalSeniorVicePresidentofFlightOperationsforEmirates.   BoeingalsoreceivedinterestforairlineinvestmentindigitalupgradesinDubaithisyear.SouthAfricanlowcostcarrierFlySafairsignedanagreementtojoinmorethan300otherairlinesusingBoeing’sMaintenancePerformanceToolbox.ThetechnologyisdescribedbyBoeingasanonlinesystemcapableofgeneratingtwoandthree-dimensional(3D)graphicaluserinterfaces,combinedwithadvanceddataminingandsearchcapabilities,toimprovethewayairlineslocateandaccessrelevantmaintenanceinformationon-demand.   Insidethecockpit,MiddleEastAirlines(MEA)selectedHoneywellAerospacetosupplyanintegratedavionicssuiteforitsnewpurchaseof11AirbusA321neos,fourA330neosandfourA321XLRs.MEA’snewAirbusfleetwillbeequippedwithHoneywell’sintegratedmulti-modereceiver,IntuVueRDR-40003Dweatherradar,PegasusIIflightmanagementsystemandenhancedgroundproximitywarningsystem.   Lebanon’sstate-runairlinewillalsoequipthenewaircraftwithanemergencylocatortransmitter(ELT)andtrafficcollisionavoidancesystemModeStransponderfromHoneywell.   “OuravionicsportfoliohelpsairlinescreateapathtowardsfutureEASAandFAAsafetymandatesandprovidespilotswithcrucialflightinformationinthemostefficientwaypossible.Thismakesiteasierforthemtoselectoptimalroutesandnavigateinclementweather,”saidRaghedTalih,theheadofHoneywell’sMiddleEastAerospacedivision.   On-boardconnectivityisalwayshighlyconcernedbyworldwideairlines.Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonApril22nd-23rd,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Nov 27,2019
  • Universal Avionics Offers New ‘Fly By Sight’ Navigation System for Business Aircraft

    LASVEGAS—ElbitSystems'UniversalAvionicsdebutedanew"FlyBySight"navigationsystemforbusinessaircraftattheNationalBusinessAviationAssociation's(NBAA)annualBusinessAviationConventionandExhibition(BACE)herelastweek.   Thesystemmergesthecompany'sClearVision™SkyLens™HeadWearableDisplay(HWD)andtheInteractiveFlightManagementSystem(i-FMS),whichUniversalAvionicsunveiledinJuneattheParisAirShow.   ThenewsystemisintunewiththethoughtsofavionicsanalystsinterviewedhereonfutureindustrytrendsandwithDrorYahav,theCEOofUniversalAvionics,whosaidthatthe"FlyBySight"systemreflectsthecompany'svisionthatthe"futureofflyingshouldbesimplified,automated,andmoreintuitive."   Yahavsaidthe"integrationbetweentheFMSandawearableHUDliketheSkyLenscangreatlyimprovethewaypilotsfly–reducingworkloadwhilemaintaininghighefficiencyandheightenedsituationalawareness."   UniversalAvionics"FlyBySight"istodecreaseapilot'shead-downtimeinhighworkloadenvironmentsthroughallowingthepilottoconductcriticalfunctionslikea"direct-to,runwaychangeorvector-to-finalviahead-uptechnologiesinsteadofrelyingonhead-downdisplays,"thecompanysaid."Thesystemisdesignedspecificallytomaketheseoperationsmoreintuitive,madefeasiblebyintegratingthehead-updisplaywithkeyFMSfunctionality."   UniversalAvionicssaidthe"FlyBySight"systemisthe"nextgeneration"inthecompany's"drivetoexpandHeadUpoperations,augmentingtherealworldthroughHeadUptechnologieswithLine-of-Sight(head-tracking)functionalitythatpilotscanusetoaccomplishhighlydemandingtasksduringcriticalphasesofflight."   Thecompanysaiditisoffering"FlyBySight"asaretrofitandanembeddedsolutionaspartofUniversalAvionics' integratedInsightClearVisioncockpitsolution.   Aflexible,software-based,openarchitecturesystem,i-FMSiscompatiblewithanumberofhardwareplatformsand"enablesnewconceptsinHuman-MachineInterface(HMI)suchasaugmentinghead-downdisplayswithClearVisionHead-UpDisplays(HUD)andHead-WearableDisplays(HWD),allowingpilotsto‘fly-by-sight,'"accordingtoUniversalAvionics.   Aclean-sheetdesign,i-FMS"tacklesoneofthemainchallengespilotsfacetodaywithFMSoperations;theneedtoproposechangestotheFMSduringcriticalphasesofflightsuchastakeoffandlanding,"thecompanysaid."Typically,duringthistimepilotsarerequiredtoshifttheirattentionfromoutsidethecockpitwindowtotheFMSdisplayunit–toreprogramtheFMSandvalidatethatchangesarecorrect–requiringlast-minuteupdatesandsignificanthead-downoperations.Thei-FMSallowspilotstoprojectwaypointsandinformationfromtheFMSontothereal-world,superimposedonUA’sHUDorSkyLens™HWD."   During April21st to22nd, 2020, the 9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020 willbeheld in Shanghai. Theindustryexpertswillshare hottopicslike"IndustryDevelopmentHighlights–Virtualization,thedriveroffutureavionicssystemdevelopment", "IndustryFutureDevelopmentTrend-OptimizingMulti-coreProcessorsApplicationsinAvionics", "AutomatedRobotTestonCockpitAvionics".   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Nov 14,2019
  • MTU Aero Engines Develops And Operates A Unique Engine Assembly System

    Withthegearedturbofan(GTF),Pratt&WhitneyandMTUAeroEnginesarebuildingthemosteco-efficientpropulsionsystemcurrentlyavailableinthemarketplace.MTUnotonlycontributeskeyturbineandcompressortechnologiestothishighlyadvancedfamilyofengines,thecompanyisalsoresponsibleforfinalassemblyofonethirdofthePW1100G-JMgearedturbofansthatpowertheAirbusA320neo.   "Togearupfortheseengines,MTUhasdevelopedaninnovativefloor-basedlineassemblysystemandbuiltitupandputitintooperationatthecompany'sheadquartersinMunich,"explainsMTUChiefOperatingOfficerLarsWagner."Thesystem,whichisunparalleledworldwide,meetsthehighesttechnologicalstandardsandalsosatisfiesergonomicneeds."   ThecoreofMTU'sGTFproductionassemblylineisahighlyinnovative,remotelycontrolledfloor-basedtransportationsystemthat–thankstoitsmodulardesign–canbeflexiblyadaptedtoaccommodatetheindividualbuildstagesoftheengine."Thesystemwasintegratedintoanexistingbuilding,"saysUlrichPeters,SeniorVicePresident,Production.ThesystemprovidesforPW1100G-JMengineassemblytobeperformedinseveralworkstepsandallowsseveralenginesinvariousstagesofcompletiontobeassembledconcurrently.Peters:"Oncethefinalexpansionstagehasbeenreached,80employeeswillworkatthelineandassembleoneengineperday."ForMTU,thisgearedturbofanisthefirstcommercialengineeverassembledbythecompanyinits85-yearhistory.Thelinehasbeenupandrunningsincelate2016,andaround300engineshavemeanwhilelefttheMTUshop.Onaverage,20enginesarecompletedeverymonth.   Innovativefloor-basedlinesystem   Thein-housedevelopmenthadbecomenecessarysincetherewasnofinalassemblysystemonthemarketthatwouldhavesuitedMTU'sspecificneeds:Mostassemblylinesuseceiling-mountedhandlingfacilities–suchasthetwootherGTFassemblylinesoperatedbyPratt&WhitneyintheU.S."ForMTU,suchasystemwasnotaviableoptionasitlackstheflexibilityweneed,"explainsElmarStichlmair,ProjectManager,A320neoGTFIndustrializationandthebrainsbehindthesystem.AnotherimportantaspectforMTUwasthatthesystempermitsenginestobeinductedintoandremovedfromthelineinaflexiblemanner.   MTU'sassemblylinedoeswithoutcomplicatedoverheadcranestructures;insteaditreliesonafloor-basedsystem.Assemblyoftheenginesisautomated,withthelatestergonomicfindingsbeingtakenintoaccountandadvancedassemblytechnologiesanddigitaltoolsbeingused–andthereisvirtuallynopaperwork.SaysStichlmair:"Operationsheets,routingcards,assemblysteps–everythingislinkedandmappedindigitalform."Informationforoperatorsonindividualworkstepsandthestatusquoisdisplayedonscreens.   Mobilitywithpurpose-builtcarriers   Safetransportationonthegroundisensuredbyinnovativetransportcarts,whichhavealsobeendevelopedbyMTU'sexperts.Thefloor-basedtransportationsystem,orFBTSforshort,consistsof16individualcarrierswhichcanbecombinedasnecessaryandmovealongtheassemblyline.Stichlmair:"Eachofthecarriersisremotelycontrolledandcanmoveinanydirection.Thevehiclescanbecontrolledandoperatedindividuallyorinvariouscombinations."Enginescanbeinductedandremovedatanytime.   Oneofthebiggestchallengeswastomakesurethattheenginesaresecurelyfixedinplaceandcannotbedamaged,forexample,byexternalforcesactingonthemwhilebeingmoved.Thisproblemwassolvedbyanenginesupportsystemspecificallydesignedforthepurposethateliminatesexternalforces100percentatanytime.Thecompactcontrolunitmeetsallsafetyrequirements.Thecontrolmodulesfortheindividualcarriersarefullysynchronizedandinteractwithoneanother.   Smartproduction   Examplesofsmartelementsasregardsdigitalizationandautomationincludeacompletelysystem-controlledinductiveheatingsystemforpreciselocalheatingofthecomponentspriortojoining,anefficientandsystem-basedcompletenesscheckviatabletcomputeraswellasadigitallycontrolledbarcodescanningsystemfortighteningboltedconnectionsthatguidesoperatorsstepbystepandpreventsincorrectmanualsettings.Theadvantageisthatboltedconnectionsarethustightenedwithutmostprecisionandinatorque-controlledandautomatedmanner.   MTU'sfloor-basedfinalassemblysystemhasgreatpotential:Itisbeingconsistentlyfurtherdevelopedandmodifiedtoreflectthelateststate-of-the-art.Ifrequired,thesystemcaneasilybescaledtoaccommodateotherenginetypes.Anditalsolendsitselfforuseinenginerepair.   During March25th to26th, 2020,the5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheldin Shanghai.TheleadingaeroengineOEMswillsharehottopicslike“JointdesignideaofpowersystemintegrationforCR929longrangecommercialaircraft”, “greenandlowemissionaero-enginenewtechnologyR&Dandfutureapplication”,“intelligentmanufacturingproductionlineconstructionandpopularizationofaero-engineprecisionforgingblankblade”,“challengesofnewvarietiessuperalloyandadvancedpreparationtechnologiesdevelopment”.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Nov 14,2019
  • New Flight Tracking Privacy Measures Commended by US Business Aviation

    AninfluentialUSbusinessaviationgroupisapplaudingtheFederalAviationAdministration(FAA)fordevelopingaplantoallowareal-timeflight-trackingopt-outforoperatorsthathaveequippedtheiraircraftwithAutomaticDependentSurveillance-Broadcast(ADS-B)equipment,whichwillberequiredtooperateinmostUSairspacefromJanuary1,2020.   BusinessaircraftoperatorsareconcernedbecauseADS-BOuttransponders–whichareusedtobroadcastaircraftidentification,position,altitudeandvelocitytootheraircraft,aswellastoairtrafficcontrol(ATC)–linktoaircraftregistries.Anyoneusinginexpensive,commerciallyavailableradioscancapturethesewirelessATCcommunications,andflight-trackingwebsitesusethisdatatopubliclydisseminateinformationonaircraftmovements.Operatorsworrythatbadactorscouldusethisinformationtotrackgovernmentandbusinessleadersandcommitactsofcorporateespionage,extortionorterrorism.   Inarelatedmovetoensureoperatorsecurityandprivacy,theFAAsaiditwillestablishnewterms-of-serviceagreementswithaircrafttrackingserviceprovidersthatwilllimitthesharingofaircraftdata,ifoperatorswanttooptoutfromhavingtheirflightinformationbroadcastovertheInternet.Thenewtermsofserviceareexpectedtogointoeffectbyyear’send.   ThesenewprivacyandsecuritydevelopmentswereannouncedbytheFAAduringtheNationalBusinessAviationAssociation(NBAA)FlightPlannersSummitinLasVegas.   UnderPhase1oftheso-called“PrivacyICAOAddress(PIA)Program,”whichisexpectedtobeinplacebyJanuary1,2020,theFAAwillsetupawebportaltoacceptrequestsfromoperatorsthatwishtoblockreal-timeADS-Bpositionandidentificationinformationfortheiraircraft.Theseoperatorswillbeissuedanalternative,temporaryInternationalCivilAviationOrganization(ICAO)aircraftaddress,whichwillnotbeconnectedtotheiraircraftinformationintheFAAAircraftRegistry.   InPhase2,whichisexpectedtostartinmid-2020,thePIAprogrammewillbetransitionedtothird-partyserviceproviders.OnlyexternalorganisationsvettedbytheFAA(e.g.lawenforcement)willbeabletoreverse-look-upthetrueidentityofanaircraft.   NBAApresidentandchiefexecutiveEdBolensaid:“We’repleasedtheFAAhasrespondedpositivelytoADS-Bprivacyconcernsofoperators,whichNBAAhasraisedinnumerousgovernment/industryforums,includingwiththeNextGenAdvisoryCommittee.Untilnow,thelackofaprivacysolutionhasbeenadisincentiveforsomeoperatorstoequipwithADS-B.Nooneshouldhavetosurrendertheirprivacyandsecurityjustbecausetheyboardanairplane.”   HeidiWilliams,NBAA’sdirectorofairtrafficservicesandinfrastructure,said:“RetainingprivacyafterequippingwithADS-BOutensuresthattheaircraftisn’ttransmittinginformationthatcanbetrackedbacktotheregistry.ThiswillencouragethoseoperatorsthathavenotalreadyequippedtheiraircraftwithADS-Btodoso,whichwillhelpexpediteaircrafthandlingaspartoftheFAA’sNext-Generation(NextGen)airtrafficmanagementsystem.”   Regardingthenewterms-of-serviceagreementswithaircrafttrackingserviceproviders,BolenthankedtheFAAforeffectivelypartneringtoproduceanoutcomethatstrikesanappropriatebalancebetweenpreservingprivacyandsecurity,andmakingaircraftdataavailable.“ThissolutionreconfirmsNBAA’slong-standingcommitmenttoprotectingprivacyandmitigatingsecuritythreats,includingcorporateespionage,forbusinessaircraftoperators.”   Previously,operatorswishingtoblockthedisplayoftheiraircraftdatacouldsubmitaBlockAircraftRegistryRequest(BARR).ThatprogrammehasbeenrenamedtheLimitingAircraftDataDisplayed(LADD)programme,andaircrafttrackingvendorsmustnow:   Demonstratetheirabilitytoblockdisplayofaircraftdatafromtheirpublicdisplaysystems. Blockfrompublicdisplayaircraftregistrationnumbers,callsignsorflightnumbersincludedontheFAA-providedLADD(block)list. NotdisplayhistoricaldataforanyaircraftregistrationorcallsignwhiletheaircraftisincludedintheLADDlist. IftheFAAdeterminesthatavendorhaswillfullyviolatedthesetermsofservice,theagencymaysuspendorstopprovidingdatatothevendor. OperatorsthatdonotwishtohavetheiraircraftdatasharedcansubmitLADDrequests. Operatorscanrequesteither“FAAsourceblocking,”inwhichaircraftdataislimitedtoFAAuseonly,or“subscriberblocking,”inwhichflightdataisonlymadeavailabletoselectvendors.   “We’vebeeneagertoseetheFAAupdateitstermsofagreementtodefinewhat‘historicaldata’means,”saidWilliams.“Thenewtermsofservicealsoimprovetheabilityofoperatorstomanagetheiraircraftdata.ByestablishingadedicatedLADDwebpage,operatorscansubmitablockingrequestanddecidewhethertoblockallvendorsorspecifyanallowedvendor.”   TheLADDprogrammewasdevelopedinresponsetoFAAreauthorizationlegislationlanguagethatcallsupontheagencytoupdateitsdatapoliciestoensureoperators’righttoprivacywhenusingtheATCsystem.   Flighttrackingdatabecameavailablein1991,whentheFAAestablishedtheAircraftSituationalDisplaytoIndustry(ASDI)programmefortheairlines.In1997,NBAA,theFAAandASDIvendorsbegandevelopingtheBARRsystemtohelpprotecttheprivacyofgeneralaviationoperators.   Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril16th-17th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,supportedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Nov 12,2019
  • Novel 3D-Composite Material for Aerospace Reducing the Weight of Details by 20% Developed in NUST MISIS

    Scientistsfromthe NationalUniversity ofScienceandTechnologyMISIS,ledbyProfessor AlexandrGromov developedamethodof3D-printingofalumomatrix(aluminum-based)compositematerialswithceramicfillers(aluminumoxideandnitride).TheresearchwasconductedintheframeworkoftheprojectoftheRussianScienceFoundation.Theuseofadditivetechnologiesallowedincreasingthestrengthoftheresultingpowdermaterialsby20%. "For3D-printingofaluminumdetails,so-calledsilumins(alloysofaluminumwithsilicon,inparticular,thecompoundAl-Si-10Mg)aremainlyusedasrawmaterials,"AlexanderGromovcomments. "However,thedemandsoftheaerospaceindustryaregrowing,andscientistsarenowactivelysearchingfornewcompositionsofalumomatrixcomposites(includingdopedones)toobtaindetailswithimprovedperformance(strength,hardness,resistancetocracking)andlowcost,comparedtoalloysthatcontainrareearthelements." Theannualgrowthrateoftheglobalmarketofadditivetechnologiesexceeds100%.Thiscanbeexplainedbytheadvantagesofadditivetechnologiesformetalscomparedtotraditionalindustrialtechnologies:casting,powdermetallurgyetc.Thisincludestheabilitytocreatecomplex3D-details,reducetheweightofthedetailbyoptimizingthedesign,increasethestrengthofthedetails,aswellasthetechnologyforfastandsituationalproductionofsmall-scaledetailsofcomplexshape.Oneofthemostpopulardirectionsisthedevelopmentofmethodsof3D-aluminumprintingforaerospace. Inthiscase,themaintaskofmaterialscientistsistoreducethedetailweightwhilemaintainingthestrengthcharacteristics.Nowadays,themetalprimarilyusedinaircraftistitanium.Itisadurable,corrosion-andload-resistantmaterial,theonlysignificantdisadvantageofwhichisthehighdensity,5.4g/mm.Lightweightandductilealuminumatthesametimehasadensityof2.7g/mm,thatis,itistwiceaslight.However,itisfarlessstrongthantitanium.Scientistsareactivelylookingforwaystostrengthenaluminum. "Wemanagedtoincreasethestrengthofaluminumpowdersduetohardeningceramicadditivesdirectlyintheprocessof3D-printing.Previously,itwasbelievedthatobtainingsuchcompositesonprinterssuchasSLMisimpossible.However,thegroupwasabletocreateexperimentalsamplesofthenewpowdermaterialonaconventionalprinterSLM-280HL,i.e.usingselectivelasermelting,"ProfessorGromovadds. Theproposedmethodsallowincreasingtheflexibilityofdesign,reducingtheproductiontimeoffunctionalprototypes,reducingtheweightoftheresultingdetailsby10-20%. AsnotedbyAndreyArnautov,DeputyDirectorfornewprojects,UCRusal,"NUSTMISISscientistshavecomeclosetotherealizationofthelong-standingdreamofaluminumproducers:thefullreplacementoftitaniumwithaluminumcomposites.Manyresearchershaveworkedontheproblemofproducinglightweightanddurablealuminumcompositesbytraditionalmetallurgicalmethods,buttheteamledbyProfessor AlexanderGromov hasmovedevenfurtherandisworkingongrowinga3D-detailfrominnovativepowders." WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenand matureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities. Underthisbackground,7thAnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th-15thinBeijing. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Oct 29,2019
  • Raytheon And WEYTEC to Develop New Air Traffic Controller Workstation

    RaytheonhasteamedupwithWEYTechnologytoco-developanairtrafficcontrollerworkstationnamedMulti-platformATCRe-hostingSolution(MARS).   TheRaytheon-WEYTECteamplanstoreplaceRaytheon’sStandardTerminalAutomationReplacementSystem(STARS)withthenewtechnology.   ManyUSairtrafficcontrollerscurrentlyuseSTARStooffersafeaircraftspacingandsequencingguidance.   Thenewtechnologywillincorporatedifferentflight-criticalapplicationssuchasweather,surveillance,flightandairportdataontotouchscreensforbetterairspacemanagement.   RaytheonIntelligence,InformationandServicesvice-presidentMattGilligansaid:“Astheskiesgrowmorecrowded,controllersneedthebesttechnologytoefficientlymanagetheairspace.   “NotonlywillMARSworkstationsmaketheirjobseasier,theywillmaketheworld’sairspacesystemsafer.”   WEYGroupchairmanoftheboardArminKlinglersaid:“Ourintegratedkeyboard,videoandmouseswitchsolutionsareautonomous,scalableandIP-based,whichmakesthemidealforcomplexmultiscreenworkplaceslikethosefoundinairtrafficcontrolmanagement.”   Afewyearsago,theUSFederalAviationAdministration(FAA)awardeda$135mcontracttoRaytheontoimplementSTARSat22airports.   STARSprovidesbettersafetyandcapacitymanagementpossibilitiesforterminalautomationinthecommercialanddefencesegmentsofairports.   ThisMarch, RaytheonreachedanagreementwithairtrafficcommunicationsanddatasolutionsproviderFrequentis todeployremotevirtualtowertechnology(RVTs),aimedataugmentingcivilairportoperationsacrosstheUS.   RVTsusevideo-basedairtrafficservicesandsupportcivilairportsofallsizesandcomplexity.   InMaylastyear, RaytheoncollaboratedwithUS-basedOntarioInternationalAirportAuthority tostartconstructionofahangartoaccommodateitsflyingmulti-programmetestbedaircraft.   Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril16th-17th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,supportedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Oct 31,2019
  • Lufthansa Technik Merges Nature And Tech in VVIP Jet Design

    Designforthenextgenerationofhighnetworthindividuals(HNWIs)requiresmergingnaturewithhigh-tech,LufthansaTechnik’sconsumerstudiesfind.ThecompanyhasembracedtheseprinciplesintwowelcomingenvironmentsforVVIPjets:theSkyRetreat,whichwasrecentlyintroducedattheMonacoYachtShow,andNature’sTouch,acabinconceptwhichhaswonaRedDotdesignaward.   “Welookedatthe‘generationofheirs’(25-40yearsold)astargetcustomersandinvestigatedwhatisimportanttothisgenerationandwhattheyvalue.Theirexpectationshavechangedconsiderablycomparedtothetraditionalcustomersofthepast15years,”WielandTimm,LufthansaTechnikheadofsalesVIP&specialmissionaircrafttellsRunwayGirlNetwork.   “Natureandtheprotectionofnatureweremajoraspects.Furthermore,theyrequiretheopportunitytotravelcomfortablyandcasually,hencethebeachclubatmosphereandthespaciouscabindesigninbothconcepts.Thefinalpointofourconceptwastherequirementforthelatesttechnologyandfeaturesrelatingtoentertainmentandcommunicationanddiscreetlyincorporatingtheseintothedesign.”   IntheopenlayoutSkyRetreatcabin,themulti-functioncenterconsolecanserveasabuffettable,adigitalgamecentreoratouch-surfaceDJstation.   TheNature’sTouchcabin,meanwhile,blendstheaestheticsofeastandwest.Bambooinspiresthedesign,whichalsofeaturessmart-surfacewindowsandalargeroll-upOLEDinflightentertainmentscreen.   Otherappliedtechnologieswhicharecoretobothdesignsincludeadvancedlightingandsoundsystems,whichcombinetoofferanadaptableambiancewhichadjuststothemoodandactivitiesofpassengersonboard.   ThefocusforLufthansaTechnikwastocreatecomfortable,soothing,familiarenvironmentsforHNWIsandtheircompanions.   “OurconceptsarebasedontheaircrafttypesACJandBBJaswellasthenewA220LRforSkyRetreat.Forprivatepeople,thesecabinsizesareusedmostlyforprivateneeds,meaningthatfamilyandfriendstraveltogether.Thefamiliesareonlysupportedbyafewstaff–butler,etc,”explainsTimm.   Itisforthisreasonthatalayoutthatbothsupportscommunicationandcanbeusedflexiblyisrequired.“ThisisespeciallynoticeableinourSkyRetreat,wherewehavedifferentapplicationsinthescene.Amplespaceisthereforenecessaryforflexibleusage,”hesays.   AnotherpriorityforthenextgenerationofHNWIsisthattheircabinenvironmentsbehealthy,withfeatureslikelightingthatfightsfatigue,oxygenshowers,lowercabinaltitude,andelementsthatallowforhealthyfoodpreparation.   LufthansaTechnikhaspreviouslyincorporatedthesedesignprinciplesforlargerVVIPaircraftinitsWelcomeHomeA350concept,aflyingapartmentthatoffersroomforrest,productivity,familygathering,exerciseandspatreatments.   LufthansaTechnikalsoappealstothisdemographicbyusingrecyclablematerialsinthecabin,creatingflexiblefurnishingswhichcanbeadaptedtorequirements,andcabinmanagement,communication,andentertainmentsystemsthatkeeppacewiththelatesttechnologytrendsontheground.   Incorporatingnaturalmaterialsandrecyclablematerialsindesigncontributestothefeelingofpassengerwell-beinginthespace,butrequiresresearchanddevelopment.   “Thechallengeisensuringthatthematerialsmeettherequirementsforstrengthincabinconstruction,agoodappearanceintermsofaestheticsanddesign,andareapprovedbyglobalauthorities;e.g.,firetest,”Timmsays.“Ourexpertshavethereforedevelopedthemalotinordertomakethesepresentedcabinconceptspossible.”   Fewcanaffordtoflyonthislevel,butoncemanyofthesealternativematerialsandtechnologiesarecertifiedforVVIPjets,thereisabetterchancethattheycouldbeincorporatedincommercialairlinecabins.   Underthisbackground,the9thChinaAviationIndustrySummit2019  willbeheldonOctober13th-14th,2019 in Shanghai,thesummitwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,ShanghaiAircraftAirworthinessCertificationCenterofCivilAviationofChina,ShanghaiAircraftDesign&ResearchInstitute,ShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCo.,Ltd,ChinaAeronauticalRadioElectronicsResearchInstituteandAVICSAMRI,supportedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CommercialAircraftCorporationofChina,Ltd,ChinaAirTransportAssociationandBAOWU,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonthetopicssuchas howtobalancenewaircraftlaunchandreliablesafetyflight,theapplicationofnewtechnologies,airworthinesscertification,flighttestingandaircraftselection.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Oct 25,2019
  • Flexible Composite Platform Developed for Aircraft Brackets

    Aircraftinteriorssupplier,SafranCabinisworkingwithVictrextoqualifyanewthermoplasticcompositepart.Thepartnersaredesigningaflexibleplatformtocutplanningandtime-to-marketofmultiplebrackets,withthefirstprojectbeingahybridovermouldedaircraftcabinbracketmadeofVictrexAE250 carbonfibrePAEK(polyaryletherketone)compositeandPEEK(polyetheretherketone)polymer. Polymerspecialist,Victrexisprovidingthematerial,processandtoolingexpertiserequiredtorealiseversatiledesignfeatureswhileSafranCabinisprovidingexpertiseindesignandmanufacturingtoensureapplicabilityinaerospaceserviceandcertificationenvironments. “Weneedtorespondtomanydemandsforaircraftbracketsandsimilarstructuralparts,witheachcasehavingmanyloading,constraintandexposureconditions,”saidTylerSmithson,R&TengineeratSafranCabin.“Thekeytosuccessistodevelopaflexiblecompositeplatformthatcanbeusedformultipleprojects,loweringourpartcountanddesigncomplexity,cuttingtime-to-market,speedingtime-to-revenue.” VictrexandSafranCabinareusinganinnovativetechniquewherebyAE250thermoplasticcompositeisovermouldedwithPEEKhigh-performancepolymer.Thishybridovermouldingtechniqueisascalable,repeatabletechnologywithpotentialtohelpcommercialaerospacecustomersreducescraprates,acceleratecycletimes,achievepartsconsolidation,andreducethenumberofsecondaryoperations.AccordingtoVictrex,stringenttestingandqualificationworkhaveindicatedthatstructuralaircraftpartsproducedfromAE250viahybridovermouldingcanwithstandhighlevelsofmechanicalstress. Drivingfutureaerospacedesign SafranCabin’sdesignprocessfocusedondefiningpartsandmouldsadaptableformultiplebrackets,withthegoalofachievingafamilyofdesignscompatiblewiththesamemould.Thisinvolvedestablishingacostandweightadvantagewhileconsideringtheflexibilityoftheplatformtobeusedinvariousapplications. Followingtheinitialdesignphase,mould-fillingandstructuralsimulationmethodswerecombinedwithvariousphysicaltestingtechniquestoidentifyandmitigatenewtechnologyfailuremodesandtostreamlineinjectionmouldingmanufacturingandcostconstraints.Criticalcharacterisationswererefinedandaproductive,repeatabledesignprocessdeveloped. Theinitialprototypebracketswereproducedat Tri-MackPlasticsManufacturingCorporation,andaccordingtothepartners theprototypecompositeshaveshownupto20%costsavings,50%weightsavingsandafive-timesimproved‘buy-to-fly’ratiocomparedtotheoriginalaluminiumpart.Thebracketisscheduledforfinaltestingandqualificationofproductionparts,withaplantoputthecompositebracketinservicelaterthisyear. WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenand matureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities. Underthisbackground, 7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldon November14th -15th in Beijing. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Oct 15,2019
  • AVIC Airborne System Common Technology Co., Ltd. is Inaugurated in Yangzhou, China

    China'selectromechanicalsystemhasbecomeaconsensusbehindthedevelopmentofaircrafttechnology.Atpresent,Chinaisincreasingitsinvestmentinresearchanddevelopmentoftheaviationelectromechanicalindustry. OnJuly31,AVICAirborneSystemCommonTechnologyCo.,Ltd.wasofficiallyinauguratedinYangzhou,JiangsuProvince.TheestablishmentofAVICAirborneSystemCommonTechnologyCo.,Ltd.andthesigningofaseriesofagreementsmarkedtheairborneofChina'saviationindustryandYangzhouCityandrelateduniversities.Thecooperationhasenteredanewstage,andtheaviationandelectromechanicalindustrywillbeatastrategicdevelopmentperiod. Underthisbackground,the4thAeroElectromechanicsChinawillbeheldinNanjingfromOctober22ndto23rd.Over300domesticandforeignOEMs,electromechanicalsystems,subsystems,componentsuppliersandelectromechanicalsystemsresearchinstitutionswillbebroughttogethertopromotetheprogressanddevelopmentofthecivilaircraftelectricalsystemindustry. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Oct 15,2019
  • Air France Works With Safran to Improve A320 Stowages

    AirFranceisthelaunchairlineforSafranCabin’slatestECOSluggagecompartments,havingplacedanordertoequipitsA320andA321single-aisleshortandmedium-haulaircraftwiththesystems.Intotal,AirFranceplanstograduallyequip40A320sand11A321sonitsdomesticandEuropeannetworkwith1,342ofthenewluggagecompartmentsbetweenSeptember2020andSeptember2022–atasksimplifiedasinstallationoftheECOSsystemdoesnot requireanyaircraftmodifications. TheECOS(EfficientCabinOpenSpace)systemisclaimedtoofferupto60%morestoragecapacitythantheluggagerackscurrentlyfittedtotheairline’sA320fleet,partlybecauseit offers‘onedge’luggagestowagewiththewheelsattheback.ForanA320,thecabinluggagecapacitygoesfrom104bagsto166,andfrom113to192foranA321. Thesystemconsistsofnewbins,ceilingandcovepanelsthatprovidealowershelfheighttoeaseloadingandimprovevisibilityintothecompartments,andeasytoreachdoorswhichdonotencroachintothecabinaisle. “AirFrancewillbethefirstairlinetooffertheseinnovativeluggagecompartments.Theywillenableustomeetthehighexpectationsofourcustomerswishingtotravelwithcabinbagsonlytosavetimeduringtheirtrip”,saidCatherineVillar,SVPofcustomer experienceatAirFrance.“Boardingwillbesmootherandfaster,bothforthemandforourcrews.Thisrepresentsasignificantimprovementincomfortandoperationalefficiency.” Underthisbackground,the9thChinaAviationIndustrySummit2019willbeheldonNovember 13th-14th,2019 in Shanghai,thesummitwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,ShanghaiAircraftAirworthinessCertificationCenterofCivilAviationofChina,ShanghaiAircraftDesign&ResearchInstitute,ShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCo.,Ltd,ChinaAeronauticalRadioElectronicsResearchInstituteandAVICSAMRI,supportedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CommercialAircraftCorporationofChina,Ltd,ChinaAirTransportAssociationandBAOWU,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonthetopicssuchas howtobalancenewaircraftlaunchandreliablesafetyflight,theapplicationofnewtechnologies,airworthinesscertification,flighttestingandaircraftselection. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Oct 18,2019
  • American Airlines Pushes Deeper Into Australia With Revamped Qantas Loyalty Partnership

    Freshoffofnewsthat itspartnershipwithLATAMisontherocks,AmericanAirlinesisinvestingheavierinanotherregion:Australia.AmericanandQantas,theflagcarrierofAustralia,doubleddownthisweekonaloyaltypartnershiptobetterrewardfrequentflyersonbothsidesoftheaisle. BothcarriersarealreadymembersoftheOneworldalliance,aninternationalgroupofairlinesthatparticipatesinarangeofcodeshare,loyalty,andoperatingpartnerships.Butlikemanyrelationshipsinthealliance,loyaltybetweenthetwoairlinesiscomplicated.Untilthisweek,itwasn’tpossibleforafrequentflyerononecarriertoflyontheotherandearnfullelitequalifyingmilesacrossallclassesofservice.NowAmericanandQantasareannouncingthatforeverymileflownontheothercarrier,passengerswillearnelitequalifyingmilesona1:1basis. Improvementshavealsobeenmadeforthoseflyinginbusinessclassonpartnerflights.Insomecases,passengersininternationalFirstorBusinesscabinswillearnuptofourtimesmoreawardmileswhileelitequalifyingmilebonusesinmanycaseswilldouble. Beyondthefrequentflyerbenefitsannouncedinthisweek,therearealsocodesharelaunchescomingdowntheline.QantasisnowlettingAmericancodeshareonfivenewflightsbetweenNorthAmericaandAustralia.Thiscomesontopof27routesonwhichthetwocarriersarecollaboratinginbetweenthetwocontinents.American,moreover,isallowingQantastocodeshareon28additionaldomesticroutes,expandingtheAustralianairline’sofficialreachintheUnitedStatestoover100destinations. FulldetailsoftheupcomingchangesareavailableontheAmerican-QantasearningpageupdatedthisweekbyAmericanAirlines,butnotably,innoscenariowillafrequentflyerearnfewerawardorelitemilesmovingforward.Theearningimprovementsalsocuriously contradictamovemadein2017 tocutearningsforfrequentflyersbetweenthecarriers.Atthattime, somespeculated thatthecarriersmadethatdecisiontoillustratethevalueofthepartnershipbetweenAmericanandQantasanditsimpactontravelers. Indeed,muchofthisrelationshipisaproductofanewjointventureforgedbetweenAmericanandQantas.AfterseveralyearsinthebackwatersoftheAmericanlegalsystem,thejointventureproposedbyAmericanandQantas finallygottentativeapproval earlierthissummer. Thedealwentthrough inJuly. Aspartofthatapproval,theDepartmentofTransportationhasaskedAmericanandQantastoevaluatewhetherthepartnershipisadverselyaffectingthecompetitivemarketbetweenNorthAmericaandAustralia.Butthatevaluationcomesonlyaftersevenyears.Inthemeantime,frequentflyerscanhopefullyreapthebenefits. Underthisbackground,theCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019 willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheldon October 30th -31st,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Oct 12,2019
  • ANA Seeks Trent 1000 Solution With Mitsubishi

    TheBritishenginemakersaysthatmorethanthree-quartersoftheaffectedTrent1000fleethasnowbeenfittedwithredesignedturbineblades.   JapanesecarrierAllNipponAirwayshaschosenMitsubishiHeavyIndustriesAeroEnginestoperformmandatedretrofitsofintermediate-pressurecompressor(IPC)modulesonitsfleetofTrent1000engines.   TheIPChasbeenattheheartofseveraldurabilityissuestohittheTrent1000familyoverthepastfewyears,withchemicalcorrosionofintermediate-pressureturbinebladesoneofthefirsttobenoted.   Rolls-Roycesaysthatmorethanthree-quartersoftheaffectedTrent1000fleethasnowbeenfittedwithredesignedturbineblades,butotherproblemsnowrequireattentiontoo.   Forexample,unduevibrationofIPCrotorbladescanleadtocracking,thusrequiringanotherretrofit.   “Wearenowprogressingwiththeinstallationofamodifiedintermediate-pressurecompressorbladeforPackCengines,whichrepresentabouthalftheTrent1000family'sinstalledbase,”statesRolls-Royce.   TheBritishOEMsaysthataredesignofIPCbladesforPackageBand-TENvariantTrent1000sisunderway, withnewbaldesforthe-TENavailablefromnextyear.   TheimpactoftheseissuesandothershasbeentoseverelyconstraininspectionandretrofitcapacityfortheTrent1000intheaftermarket,butMitsubishihopestoworkaroundthisbyperformingitsANAretrofitsatTohmeiIndustries,ratherthanatitsmainMROshopinNagoya.   TheANAcontractinvolvesenginedisassemblyfollowedbyanIPCmoduleswap.   MitsubishireturnedthefirstretrofittedTrent1000toANAonSept.11.   ItsaysthecontractwithANAisanimportantstepinitsplantodevelopMROasoneofits“coregrowthpillars."   WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenandmatureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities.   Underthisbackground,7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019 whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th -15th inBeijing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 30,2019
  • Airline Companies Shake Up in-flight Service

    China'scivilaviationauthoritysaidairlinecompaniescandecidewhethertoprovidepassengersin-flightmealservicesinordertoensureflightsafety,Chinanews.comreported.   GuXiaohong,deputydirectoroftheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina'sgeneralaffairsdepartment,saidatanewsconferenceinBeijingonMondaythatthedraftofregulationsremovingairbornemealservicesgivesairlinecompaniesmoreflexibilityonrunningtheirbusinessandprovidingpassengersdiversifiedservices.ItisaresponsetothelatestmovebyCAACplanstosimplifythecateringserviceon-boardthathasdrawnnationwidecriticism.   Passengers'primarycomplaintwasthatflightsusedtocateringdinnernowonlycatersnacks,withdeclinedmealquality.   ApassengersurnamedXuesaidinthepastfewdaysduringhiseightflights,thefoodprovidedbydifferentairlineswassimpleroverall,accordingtoareportfromnewswebsitejwview.com.XuewassurprisedwhenherecentlyflewfromChongqingtoShanghai,andwascateredwithonlythreesmallsnacksduringthetwo-hourflight.   AnotherpassengersurnamedYangsaidonherflightonAugust26fromChangshatoBeijing,thepreviouslyservedbeefriceorcurryricewasreplacedwithasmallsandwichandabottleofwater."Iwassurprisedthatmydinnerwasonlythinslicesofbreadstuffedwithpiecesofbeefandtwosmallleavesinside,"shesaid.   AccordingtoGuXiaohong,in-flightmealservicesareanimportantpartofairborneservicesinChina,andthedecisionsprimarlybelongtotheairlines'ownbusiness.Thecompaniesdecideontheirowntoprovidetheirmealservicesdependingontheflightlengthandpassengers'demands,whileensuringsafetyforallontheflight.   TheregulationissuedbyCAACin2012specifiedthatcabincrewarenotallowedtoengageinunsafework20minutesafterflightdepartureandwithin30minutesbeforelanding.   "CAAChasreaffirmedtheregulationfollowingtherecentconsecutiveaircraftincidentsinwhichpassengersandcabincrewhavebeenharmedwhendeliveringserviceswithin30minutesbeforelanding,"GuXiaohongsaid.   "Someairlinecompaniessimplifiedtheirmealservicesascateringonshort-haulflights(mainlylessthantwohours)isabittightforthecabincrew,astheydon'thaveenoughtimetocollectthefoodwastesafely,"Guadded.   Underthisbackground theCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019 willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheldon October 30th -31st ,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith  marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 30,2019
  • Nearly Seven Decades of Providing Reliable Power to 100,000 Aircraft Has Honeywell Poised For Even More APU Innovation

    APUsprovidepowertotensofthousandsofaircraftintheskiestoday,andHoneywellhasbeentheunquestionedleaderinthespacefornearly70years.NumerouscommercialandmilitaryplatformshavereliedonHoneywellAPUstostarttheirmainenginesandprovideadditionalpowertootherimportantsystems.   "Honeywellinventedtheauxiliarypowerunit,andhasbeentheproductionandtechnologicalleaderinAPUseversince,"said BrianSill,president,EnginesandPowerSystems,HoneywellAerospace."OurlegacyandleadershipinthisspacecombinedwithourexpertiseinconnectivitymakeuswellequippedtoprovideaircraftoperatorswiththenextgenerationofAPUsanddependablebackuppowerforyearstocome."   AflightbeginsandendswiththeAPU.Fromtheminuteapassengerboardsaplaneuntilitreachesthedestinationgate,thissmallengineprovideselectricalpowertotheaircrafttostartthemainengines,runtheairconditioning,operatelightingandflightequipment,andmore.Itisalsoanimportantsafetyfeaturebecauseofthebackuppoweritsuppliestocockpitandhydraulicsystemsinanemergency,whichhelpcontrolthingslikesteering,airspeedandaltitudeduringflight.   Honeywell'sfirstAPUtooktotheskiesin1950,andthecompanyhasbuiltmorethan100,000since.Morethan36,000areinservicetodayacrossmorethan150regional,executive,commercialandmilitaryapplications,includingbothfixedwingandrotarywing.   In2009,theHoneywell131-9AAPUonanAirbusA320playedacriticalroleintheemergencylandingofUSAirwaysFlight1549in NewYork's HudsonRiver,inwhichall155passengersandcrewsurvived.InAugust,Honeywellshippedits15,000th131-9auxiliarypowerunitsinceintroducingthismodelin1995.Morethan13,000131-9APUsarestillinservicetoday.Theyareprimarilyflownonthetwomostpopularsingle-aislepassengeraircraftintheskies:theBoeing737andtheAirbusA320.   HoneywelliscontinuingtoadvanceAPUtechnologyinseveralways,andworkstoprovidebest-in-classoperationalefficiencytocustomers.Forexample, HoneywellForgeforAirlines,anadvancedanalytics-basedsoftwareplatformforairlines,helpsoperatorsreducedelaysandcancellationsduetounscheduledAPUmaintenance.   Inaddition,Honeywellwillsoondebutanewandsmallerpowerunitdesignedtoprovideon-groundpowertoturbopropandsmalltomidsizejets.   Duringthe“13th Five-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.   Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.   Underthisbackground,the4th AnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd –23rd,register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 30,2019
  • Global Aerospace Materials Market to Grow By $10.1 Billion During 2019-2025

    AluminumAlloys,oneofthesegmentsanalyzedandsizedinthisstudy,displaysthepotentialtogrowatover6.4%.Theshiftingdynamicssupportingthisgrowthmakesitcriticalforbusinessesinthisspacetokeepabreastofthechangingpulseofthemarket.PoisedtoreachoverUS$10.9Billionbytheyear2025,AluminumAlloyswillbringinhealthygainsaddingsignificantmomentumtoglobalgrowth.   Whileglobalmegatrendssweepingthroughthemarketinfluencetheprimarydirectionofgrowth,regionalmarketsareswayedbymoregranularlocallyuniquebusinessdrivers.Representingthedevelopedworld,theUnitedStateswillmaintaina5.4%growthmomentum.   WithinEurope,whichcontinuestoremainanimportantelementintheworldeconomy,GermanywilladdoverUS$399.8Milliontotheregion'ssizeandcloutinthenext5to6years.OverUS$1BillionworthofprojecteddemandintheregionwillcomefromotheremergingEasternEuropeanmarkets.   InJapan,AluminumAlloyswillreachamarketsizeofUS$652.5Millionbythecloseoftheanalysisperiod.Astheworld'ssecondlargesteconomyandthenewgamechangeringlobalmarkets,Chinaexhibitsthepotentialtogrowat9%overthenextcoupleofyearsandaddapproximatelyUS$2.7Billionintermsofaddressableopportunityforthepickingbyaspiringbusinessesandtheirastuteleaders.   Competitorsidentifiedinthismarketinclude:   AlcoaCorporation(USA) AlerisCorporation(USA) AMGAdvancedMetallurgicalGroupN.V.(TheNetherlands) AmiMetals,Inc.(USA) ATI(USA) Avdel(India)Pvt.Ltd.(India) ConstelliumN.V.(TheNetherlands) CytecSolvayGroup(USA) DowDuPont,Inc.(USA) HexcelCorporation(USA) Hindalco-AlmexAerospaceLimited(India) KaiserAluminumCorporation(USA) KobeSteelLtd.(Japan) KoninklijkeTenCateBV(TheNetherlands) LeeAerospace(USA) MaterionCorporation(USA) ParkElectrochemicalCorporation(USA) RenegadeMaterialsCorporation(USA) SGLCarbonSE(Germany) SofitecAero,S.L.(Spain) TATAAdvancedMaterialsLimited(India) TeijinLtd.(Japan) thyssenkruppAerospaceGermanyGmbH(Germany) TorayIndustries,Inc.(Japan) Vsmpo-AvismaCorporation(Russia)   KeyTopicsCovered I.METHODOLOGY II.EXECUTIVESUMMARY   1.MARKETOVERVIEW AerospaceMaterials:AnIntroductoryPrelude EvolutioninAerospaceMaterialsIndustry:FromAluminumtoCompositestoNanocompositestoGraphene RisingDemandforNewCivilianAircraftAmidGrowingPassenger&CargoTrafficWidensMarketOpportunities StrongOrderBacklogMaintainsHealthyMomentuminAircraftProduction UptrendinMilitaryAircraftSegmentontheBackofMountingGeopoliticalRisksandIncreasingGlobalMilitarySpending:KeyOpportunityIndicator IncreasingDemandforSophisticatedMilitaryAircraftincludingUAVs GlobalCompetitorMarketShares AerospaceMaterialsCompetitorMarketShareScenarioWorldwide(in%):2019&2025 GlobalCompetitorMarketSharesbySegment AluminumAlloys(Type)GlobalCompetitorMarketSharePositioningfor2019&2025 SteelAlloys(Type)MarketShareBreakdownofKeyPlayers:2019&2025 TitaniumAlloys(Type)CompetitorRevenueShare(in%):2019&2025 SuperAlloys(Type)MarketShareShiftbyCompany:2019&2025 CompositeMaterials(Type)GlobalCompetitorMarketSharePositioningfor2019&2025 Commercial&MilitaryAircraft(AircraftType)MarketShareBreakdownofKeyPlayers:2019&2025   Business&GeneralAviation(AircraftType)CompetitorRevenueShare(in%):2019&2025 2.FOCUSONSELECTPLAYERS 3.MARKETTRENDS&DRIVERS   Composites:TheDominantAerospaceMaterialCategory ProgressiveExpansioninUseCaseResultsinCompositesEvolvingasMainstreamAerospaceMaterial KeyBenefitsOfferedwithRegardstoWeight,Strength,Fatigue&OverallEfficiencyMakeCompositesthePrimaryMaterialsinAircraftDesign CarbonContinuestoMakeGainsasBest-in-ClassAerospaceCompositesMaterial EstablishedRoleofAluminiuminAircraftManufacturingRendersStrongOutlookforAluminiumAlloys TitaniumAlloysGainWiderTractioninAircraftEngines&Airframes NickelAlloysCombineImmenseStrengthandExtremeTemperatureTolerance SteelAlloysLendTractioninProducingLong-LastingFasteners&LandingGearBolts Alloy321:Top-of-ClassSteelAlloythatCanEndureExtremeTemperatures MagnesiumAlloysGainAttentionwithGoodCastingCharacteristics AircraftElectricalSystems:TheStrongholdApplicationforCopper&CopperAlloys NanocompositesQuicklyEvolveintoAdvancedSolutionsinAircraftConstruction GrapheneEmergesasMiracleMaterialforAerospaceIndustry GrapheneGainsImmediateTractioninAircraftWingFabrication LatestDevelopmentsinAerospaceGrapheneMaterialsSpace 3DPrintingEasesStringentMaterialRequirementCriteriainAerospacePartsManufacturing OngoingRegulatoryEmphasisonReducingAerospaceCO2EmissionstoGiveEdgetoUltra-LightweightMaterials ICAO'sCORSIAStandardSettoRedefinetheDynamicsintheAerospaceMaterialsMarket PRODUCTOVERVIEW   AerospaceMaterials:Introduction   4.GLOBALMARKETPERSPECTIVE III.MARKETANALYSIS GEOGRAPHICMARKETANALYSIS UNITEDSTATES MarketFacts&Figures USAerospaceMaterialsMarketShare(in%)byCompany:2019&2025 AluminumAlloys(Type)MarketShareAnalysis(in%)ofLeadingPlayersintheUSfor2019&2025 SteelAlloys(Type)CompetitorRevenueShare(in%)intheUS:2019&2025 TitaniumAlloys(Type)MarketShareBreakdown(in%)ofMajorPlayersintheUS:2019&2025 SuperAlloys(Type)MarketintheUS:PercentageBreakdownofRevenuesbyCompanyfor2019&2025 CompositeMaterials(Type)CompetitorMarketShareBreakdown(in%)intheUSfor2019&2025 Commercial&MilitaryAircraft(AircraftType)Market:RevenueShareBreakdown(in%)ofKeyPlayersintheUS:2019&2025 Business&GeneralAviation(AircraftType)MarketShareAnalysis(in%)ofLeadingPlayersintheUSfor2019&2025   CANADA JAPAN CHINA EUROPE   MarketFacts&Figures EuropeanAerospaceMaterialsMarket:CompetitorMarketShareScenario(in%)for2019&2025 AluminumAlloys(Type)MarketShare(in%)byCompanyinEurope:2019&2025 SteelAlloys(Type)MarketShare(in%)ofMajorPlayersinEurope:2019&2025 TitaniumAlloys(Type)CompetitorMarketShareAnalysis(in%)inEurope:2019&2025 SuperAlloys(Type)MarketinEurope:CompetitorRevenueShareShift(in%)for2019&2025 CompositeMaterials(Type)CompetitorMarketShare(in%)PositioninginEuropefor2019&2025 Commercial&MilitaryAircraft(AircraftType)KeyPlayerMarketShareBreakdown(in%)inEurope:2019&2025 Business&GeneralAviation(AircraftType)MarketShare(in%)byCompanyinEurope:2019&2025 FRANCE GERMANY ITALY UNITEDKINGDOM SPAIN RUSSIA RESTOFEUROPE ASIA-PACIFIC AUSTRALIA INDIA SOUTHKOREA RESTOFASIA-PACIFIC LATINAMERICA ARGENTINA BRAZIL MEXICO RESTOFLATINAMERICA MIDDLEEAST IRAN ISRAEL SAUDIARABIA UNITEDARABEMIRATES RESTOFMIDDLEEAST AFRICA IV.COMPETITION V.CURATEDRESEARCH   WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenandmatureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities.   Underthisbackground, 7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019 whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th -15th inBeijing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 12,2019
  • Collins Aerospace to Build US$50m Electrical Systems Testing Lab

    CollinsAerospaceSystemsplanstobuildwhatitiscallingtheaerospaceindustry’smostadvancedelectricpowersystemslaboratoryinRockford,Illinois.   The25,000-square-foothigh-power,high-voltagelaboratory,whichCollinsiscallingTheGrid,willbeusedtodesignandtestsystemslikethehigh-powergeneratorsthatwillbeusedinmoreelectricaircraftforcommercial,military,businessaviation,dronesandairtaxis. CollinsAerospaceexpectstheUS$50millionlaboratorytobecompleteandfullyoperationalby2021.TheGridispartofaUS$150millioninvestmentinelectricalsystemstestinginfrastructurethecompanyplanstomakeduringthenextthreeyears.   CollinsAerospaceCEOKellyOrtbergsaid,“TheGridpositionsustoremaintheworldleaderintheelectrificationofaircraftfordecadestocome.   “Inthenot-too-distantfuture,hybrid-electricandfullyelectricaircraftwillrevolutionizeairtravelasweknowit—openingupnewmarketslikeurbanairmobility,whilere-invigoratingotherslikeregionalservicetounderutilizedairports.”   AmongthefirstplatformstobesupportedbyTheGridwillbetherecentlyunveiledUnitedTechnologiesCorp(UTC)hybrid-electricflightdemonstrator,Project804.ThegoalofProject804,developedbythecompany’sadvancedproductsgroup,istore-engineandflyaregionalturbopropaircraftpoweredbya2MW-classhybrid-electricpropulsionsystem.   TheadvancedprojectsgroupcombinestheengineeringexpertiseandexperienceofCollinsAerospace,Pratt&WhitneyandUTC’sresearchcentre.   CollinsAerospacewilluseTheGridtohelpdesignandtesta1MWmotor,motorcontrollerandbatterysysteminsupportofthisgoal.The1MWmotorwillbetheaerospaceindustry’smostpowerdenseandefficienttodate. Thenewmotorandmotorcontrollerwillbeusedtoassistthedemonstrator’sfuel-burningengineaspartofitshybrid-electricpropulsionsystem.TheGridwillbeoneofahandfuloffacilitiesintheworldwiththecapabilitytotestcompleteelectricpropulsionsystemsofthiscapacity.   CollinsAerospace,formerlyRockwellCollins,wasacquiredbyengineeringconglomerateUTCinNovember2018. Duringthe“13th Five-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.   Underthisbackground,the4th AnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd –23rd, register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 12,2019
  • Rolls Accelerates Trent Blade Swaps, Alters Risk Modeling

    Rolls-Royceisfast-trackingtheremovalofcertainolderTrent1000bladesandmodifyingitsblade-lifecalculationmethodsintheaftermathofaNorwegianAir787incident.   Rolls-Royceisfast-trackingtheremovalofcertainolderTrent1000intermediatepressureturbine(IPT)bladesandmodifyingitsblade-lifecalculationmethodsintheaftermathofaNorwegianAir787enginefailurenearRomelinkedtobladesthatcrackedbeforeestablishedlifelimits.   TheAug.10incidentoccurredjustafterNorwegian787-8LN-LNDdepartedRome–FiumicinoInternationalAirport(FCO)forLosAngeles.Theleft-sideenginefailuresentbladefragmentsintothestreetsoftheRomesuburbofFiumicino.TheflightcrewshuttheenginedownandsafelyreturnedtoFCO.   AnupdatefromItaly’sANSVaccidentinvestigationbodyissuedSept.4saidthattwoadjacentIPTbladesfailedinsidetheTrent1000-G/01A—a“PackageB”version.Theforwardbladesuffereda“progressivefailure,”whilethetrailingbladesufferedan“overloadfailure,”ANSVsaid.    Theprogressivefailureissimilarto10previousTrent1000incidentslinkedtosulphidation-relatedfatiguecausedbypollutantsinteracting withhighenginetemperatures.TheissueaffectsbothPackageBandPackageCvariants.   Rollsintroducedamodifiedbladelastyear,andworkedwiththeEuropeanAviationSafetyAgency(EASA)toestablishlifelimitsforpre-modificationbladesasthenewpartsarerolledout.Rollsusedfleetsamplingandotherdatatoprojecteachbladeserialnumber'sexposuretoavarietyofconditions—includingtimeoperatedwithincertaintemperaturebandsandexposuretospecificpollutantsindifferentenvironments—andsetlifelimits.Thelimitswereputinplaceaftertheeighthprogressive-failureincident,whichtookplaceinJuly2018.   Investigatorsdeterminedtheprogressivefailureoccurredat1,210cycles,or200cyclesbeforetheblade'sprojectedlifelimit.Theoverloadfailurehappenedafter1,337cycles—103cyclesbeforetheblade'slifelimit.   TheprematurefailuressuggestthatRolls’hard-lifelimitsare“notsufficienttoavoiddetrimentaleffectsonsafety,”ANSVsaid.TheagencyrecommendsthatEASA“definemorestringenttimelimits”fortheaffectedblades,and“re-evaluatethewholevalidityoftheservicemanagement”Rollsusedtominimizeriskofbladefailures.   ANSValsourgedEASAtoconsiderade-pairingmandatethatwouldnotpermittwoengineswithpre-modified-standardbladestooperateonthesameairframe.Suchaprovisionexistedearlyon,butwhenRollsdevelopedthenewblade,itsetlifelimitsonolderbladesthatwerebelowthede-pairingthreshold,andEASAdroppedthemandate.    AviationWeekFleetDataServicesshowsabout640Trent1000sinservice,including140Trent1000TENs.Onlyabout3%ofthefleethavethepre-modification-standardblades,Rollssaid.Rollsisworkingtogetthosebladesoutofthefleetasquicklyaspossible,bringingforwardplannedswapswherepossible.   "TheearlydeteriorationofIPTbladesofthisstandardofbladeisaknownissuewithanongoingprogramofmodificationalreadyagreedwithEASA,”Rollssaid."Weareworkingwithourcustomerstoacceleratethepaceofthisprogram.”   Rollsindicatedthatitsbladelife-limitcalculationmethodshave“furtherevolved”andwillbeusedtoadjustTrent1000servicestrategies.ItisnotclearwhetherthechangeswillonlyaffectthelimitednumberofTrent1000pre-modificationbladesstillflying,orwillhavewiderimplications. “WerespecttherecommendationsthathavebeenpublishedbytheANSV,”Rollsadded."WewillcontinuetoworkcloselywiththeItalianauthoritiestosupporttheirinvestigation,andwithEASAastheyconsidertherecommendationsintheANSVreport.”   TheIPTproblemsareoneofaseriesofissuesthathaveplaguedTrent1000operators,leaving787sgroundedwhileenginesundergoshopvisitsandwaitonneworairworthyparts.Rollshassaiditexpectstospendacombinedtotalofabout$1billioninmitigationmeasuresin2019and2020.   Thedevelopmentofnewaeroenginetechnologyisfacingvariousopportunitiesandchallenges,airworthinesssafetyisalwaysanissuethatcannotbeignored,understandthisbackground,the8th ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnology willbeheldinthecityofXi’anonSeptember26th –27th,2019.Meanwhile,Ms.QiLei,DeputyDirectorofLawsandStandardsOfficefromAirworthinessCertificationCenter(Directorate)ofCAAC,shewilladdressthekeynotespeechfocuson“NewTechnicalAirworthinessRequirementsForAeroEngines”,analysisofthecurrentsituationandtrendofnewaero-enginetechnologies,bringouttheproblemsandchallengesintheprocessofairworthinesscertification.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 12,2019
  • American Airlines Has Launched Facial Recognition At The Boarding Gate, Part of A Trend Sweeping US Airports

    AmericanAirlineshasstartedusingfacialrecognitiontechnologyonpassengersatboardinggates,partofagrowingindustrytrendthatairlinesandairportssaywillmaketravellingfasterandmoresecure.   AmericanisusingthetechnologyatDallas/ForthWorthInternationalAirportinTexas,wherepassengerscangettheirfacescannedinsteadofusingtheirboardingpasstoboardtheplane,localnewsstationCBS11Newsreported.   Passengers,however,stillneedboththeirboardingpassandanID,liketheirpassport,togetthroughairportsecurity.   Thetechnologyiscurrentlyopt-inonly,andpassengerscanusetheirIDsinstead,Americansaid. FornowitisonlybeingusedinTerminalDoftheairport,whichisusedforinternationalflights,butAmericansaidthatitplanstoexpandthetechnologyto75differentinternationalboardinggatesacrossitsterminals.   BrandonDuggins,American'sseniormanagerforinternationaloperationsattheairport,toldCBS11Newsthat"mostofthetravellersareactuallyexcitedaboutit.It'snewtechnology."   Inastatement,theairlinecalledthetechnologyan"additionalconvenienceduringthedepartureprocess."   Anticipatingdataprivacyconcerns,Americansaidthatitdoesnotkeepthepicturesoffaces:"Nocustomerbiometricswilleverbestored."   ItsaidthattheimagesscannedaresenttoaclouddatabaseusedbyUSCustomsandBorderProtection.   FacialRecognitionIsNowBeingUsedMoreandMoreforAirlineTravel Agrowingnumberofairportsandairlinesareembracingfacialrecognitionsystems,with14airportsusingthetechnologyasofAugust2018,accordingtotheWashingtonPost.   USCustomsandBorderProtectionsaidthattechnologywilleventuallybeexpandedtoallUSairportsthatflyinternationally.   AmericanAirlinespreviouslytrialedfacialrecognitionatLosAngeles'LAXairportattheendof2018,andtheairlinesaiditwill"continueevaluatingtheprogramanditspotentialexpansiontomorelocationsandflightsthroughoutitsglobalnetwork."   ThetechnologyisalsousedbyGermanairlineLufthansaatLAX,withtheairlinecallingita"fasterandmoreconvenientprocessesforgueststomovethroughtheairport."DeltaAirlinesusesitatHartsfield-JacksonAtlantaInternationalAirport.AirAsiaalsousesthetechnology.   ThetechnologyisalsoinuseinairportslikeSingapore'sChangiairportandLondon'sHeathrowAirport.   Heathrowsaidthatits2018trialofthetechnologyfoundthatthetechnologycould"reducetheaveragepassenger'sjourneytimebyuptoathird."   Thetechnologyisalsousedintheelectronicpassportgatesthathavebeenintroducedinmanycountries.TheUKgovernmentsaysthegates"provideafasterroutethroughtheborderastheyalloweligiblepassengerstobeprocessedquicklyandsecurely."   Buttheincreasinglywidespreaduseoffacialrecognitionsystemshascausedprivacyconcerns. SilkieCarlo,thedirectorofUKdigitalrightsgroupBigBrotherWatch,toldtheBBCin2018:"Thegrowthofrealtimefacialrecognitioninpublicplacesisalarming."   "Itcouldbethefinalnailinthecoffinforindividualprivacyandtherighttobeanonymousinpublic." ShepointedtowherethetechnologyhasbeencontroversialintheUK:"Evenifsomeusesaresociallywell-intended,itisatechnologythatlendsitselftoauthoritarianismaswehavealreadyseenintheUKwhereithasbeenusedtomonitorprotestsandcollectbiometricphotosofinnocentpeople."   Somecampaignersthinkthattheuseofthetechnologyshouldbepausedtohaveagreaterdiscussionabouthowandwhyitisused.   JeramieD.Scott,nationalsecuritycounselfortheUSElectronicPrivacyInformationCenter,toldTheWashingtonPostlastyearthat"thereisverylittlefederallawthatprovidesanytypeofprotectionsorlimitationswithrespecttotheuseofbiometricsingeneralandtheuseoffacialrecognitioninparticular."   Hesaid:"Weneedtotakeastepbackbecausetherewillbeconsequencesthatwemightnotthinkaboutunlesswesitdownandhaveameaningfuldiscussion."   underthisbackground theCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019 willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheldon October 30th -31st,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith  marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 12,2019
  • Airbus Strengthens Its Partnership With China

    AirbushasstrengtheneditspartnershipwithChina'saviationindustry,andhassignednewagreementwithAVICtodeepenindustrialcooperationonAirbussingleaisleproduction.TheagreementwassignedinfrontofChinesePremierLiKeqiangandvisitingGermanChancellorAngelaMerkelattheGreatHallofthePeopleinBeijing.   ThecooperationwithAVICwillimproveAirbusSingleAisleaircraft(A319/A320)fuselageequippinginTianjin,China.ThefirstdeliveryofaChina-equippedAirbusSingleAisleaircraft(A319/A320)fuselageisslatedinthesecondquarterof2021.   ThepartnershipbetweenAirbusandChineseaviationindustryoncommercialaircraftdatesbackto1985atthesigningofthefirstsub-contractingagreementwithXi'anAircraftCompany(currentlyAVICAircraftCo.Ltd)onmanufacturingandassemblingaccessdoorsforAirbusA300/A310wide-bodyaircraft.   Under thisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldin Xi'anonSeptember26th -27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAIIF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 12,2019
  • CAE, Directional Aviation Ink Exclusive Training Deal

    TrainingservicesproviderandsimulatormanufacturerCAEhasagreedtoadealwithinvestmentfirmDirectionalAviationCapital(DAC)tobetheexclusivetrainingservicesprovidertosixDAC-ownedbusinessaircraftoperators,aswellasacquirefor$85milliona50percentstakeinSimcomHoldings,anotherDACcompanythatprovidessimulator-basedtrainingtopilotsandmechanics.“OurinvestmentinSimcomisanotherstepintheexpansionofCAE'sbusinessaviationtrainingbusinessthatgivesusaccesstoarapidlygrowingcustomerbaseasDirectionalAviationaffiliates'exclusivetrainingpartnerforthenext15years,”saidCAEpresidentandCEOMarcParent.   ThesixDAC-ownedcompaniesunderwhichCAEandSimcomwillhaveanexclusivetrainingagreementareFlexjet,FlightOptions,Flairjet,Sirio,NextantAerospace,andCorporateWings.Combined,theseoperatorshaveafleetof175businessaircraft.   AnotherpartoftheagreementcallsforSimcomtopurchaseequipmentfromMontreal,Canada-basedCAE,includingfivefull-flightsimulators. “WehaveaclearvisionforSimcom'sfutureasaninnovativetrainingproviderfocusedontheowner-flownmarket,aswellasfleetoperators,”SimcompresidentandCEO EricHinson said. “WeareextremelypleasedtopartnerwithCAEandleverageitsindustry-leadingtechnologyandtrainingexpertisetobetterserveourcustomers.”HeadquarteredinOrlando,Florida,withtwotrainingcentersthere,Simcomoperates47simulatorsspanningjets,turboprops,andpistonairplanes.ItalsooperatestrainingcentersinScottsdale,Arizona,andHumberside,UK.   DACprincipalKennRiccisaidhiscompany’sholdingsaccountforoneofthelargestbusinessaviationfleetsintheworld,“andweplanonhavingsignificantgrowthinthefuture.WiththispartnershipwithCAE,ouroperatorswillhaveaccesstothelatestsolutionsinaviationtrainingfromtheindustryleader.”   Underthisbackground,the5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019 willbeheldonSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China. Theforumsubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimsto  introduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas simulatortraining,flightsafety andnewaircrafttraining.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 12,2019
  • ZeroAvia Unveils Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain For Aviation

    Inthelatestefforttomakeaviationsustainableandreducegreenhousegasemissions,ZeroAvia announced advancementsindevelopingahydrogen-fueledelectricpowertrain.   Thesolutionaimstodeliverthesameperformanceasaconventionalaircraftengine,andmuchloweroperatingcosts.ZeroAviaplanstostartsupplyingitsplatformtocommercialoperatorsandaircraftmanufacturersin2022,initiallytargetingupto500-mileregionalflightsin10to20-seatfixed-wingaircraft.   ZeroAviawasfoundedbyserialcleantechentrepreneurValMiftakhov,whoisalsoanavidairplaneandhelicopterpilot.HepreviouslyfoundedandwastheCEOofeMotorWerks,asmartgridelectricvehiclechargingcompanyacquiredin2017.ThecoreleadershipteamatZeroAviaincludesalumnifromTesla,BMW,NVIDIA,ZeeAero,AirLiquide,andSystemIQ,aswellasotherfoundingmembersofeMotorWerks.   Thecompanyisalreadyflight-testingitspowertrainprototypeinaPiperM-Classairframe.TheFederalAviationAdministrationissuedanExperimentalR&DCertificatetoZeroAvia’sPiperM-ClassR&Dplatformearlierthisyear.   Ata2-tontakeoffweightandwithsixseatsinabusiness-classarrangement,itiscurrentlytheworld’slargestzero-emissionaircraftflyingwithoutanyfossilfuelsupport,accordingtopubliclyavailableinformation.Theaircrafthascompletedavarietyoftestflights,whichvalidatedkeycomponentsandtheirintegrationintoacompletepowertrainsystem.Thesetestsconfirmthecompany’sfueleconomyandmaximumpowerdeliverytargets.   ZeroAviaisinitiallytargeting500-mileflightstoservetheshort-haulandcommuterairtravelmarkets,whichmakeupnearlyhalfthecommercialflightsworldwide.PoweredbyZeroAviapowertrains,smallerzero-emissionaircraftcouldachievesimilarper-seateconomicsastoday’slargeregionaljets,allowingeconomicaluseofsmallerlocalairportsforpoint-to-pointtravelwithvirtuallynosecuritylinesordelays,andamuchmorepleasantoverallflyingexperience.   Inadditiontopassengertransport,theZeroAviapowertraincouldhaveapplicationsacrossotherusecasesincludingcargo,airtaxi,agriculture,aswellasacrosstheaircrafttypes,includingmannedandunmannedfixed-wing,rotorcraft,andmore.   Startingin2022,theZeroAviapowertrainwillofferoperatorsasustainableoptionfornewaircraftmadebyestablishedmanufacturerswherecustomersalreadypurchasetheiraircraft.ZeroAviawillleasethedrivetraintocustomersandprovidefuelandmaintenanceaspartofitspower-by-the-hourmodel,inwhichcustomerspayonlyforthehoursthattheyusethedrivetrain.Thismodelemulatesengineleasingoptionsalreadypopularintheaviationmarket.   Duringthe“13th Five-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.   Underthisbackground,the4th AnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd –23rd, register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 29,2019
  • ARJ21 Regional Passenger Jetliner Showcases High-Altitude Performance

    TheARJ21,China'sfirsthomebuiltregionalpassengerjetliner,isundertakingthree-daydemonstrationflightsinSouthwestChina,toshowcaseitsperformanceinplateauareasandfurtherexploremarketopportunitiesintheregion.   BetweenTuesdayandThursday,ARJ21willflyseveralroutesbetweeneightairports,includingKunming,LijiangandDaliairportsinYunnanprovince.Duringtheperiod,CommercialAircraftCorpofChina,itsdeveloper,alsoheldaseminarwithitscustomerstodiscusstheoperationsandpotentialofChina'shighlandaviationregionalmarket.   Triggeredbygrowingdemand,moredomesticcarriersarelaunchingnewflightsconnectingless-denselypopulatedsmallercitiestoimproveconnectivity.Yunnan,withabundanttourismresources,has15civilairportsintheprovince.Itaimstoachieveanannualpassengerthroughputof150millionby2030,accordingtothelocalgovernment.   Lastyear,thepassengerthroughputofYunnanreached67.6million.ChangshuiInternationalAirportinKunming,theprovincialcapitalofYunnan,isexpectedtobecomeaninternationalhubairportwithmultipleconnectionstoSoutheastAsiancountries.Nowthepassengerthroughputoftheairportisranked35thglobally.   "TheARJ21isthefirstregionalaircraftdesignedinaccordancewiththeoperatingconditionsofcentralandwesternChina,andnorthernChina.Ithasgoodhigh-temperatureperformanceandanti-crosswindabilityinhighaltitude,anditisparticularlycompatiblewiththetakeoffandlandingconditionsofairportsinSouthwestChina,"COMACsaidinastatement.   Bytheendof2018,Chinahad36high-altitudeairports,whicharemainlylocatedinwesternChina.TheairportsofKunming,Lijiang,LanzhouofGansuprovince,andXiningofQinghaiprovince,accountformorethan95percentofthetotaltrafficvolumeofplateauairportsinChina,accordingtotheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina.   ChengduAirlines,thefirstcustomeroftheARJ21,haslaunchedmorethan20flightsandtransportedmorethan450,000passengerswiththeaircraftmodel.Now,theairlineowns12ARJ21.   GenghisKhanAirlines,thefirstregionalairlineoftheInnerMongoliaautonomousregionandthesecondcustomeroftheARJ21,madeitsfirstcommercialflightfromHohhottoUlaanhotwiththeaircraftonJuly26.Infiveyears,thecarrieraimstoownafleetwith25airplanes,itsaid.   "Chinaisgrowingaregionalaviationmodelwithitsownuniquefeatures,andthecentralandwesternpartsofChinahaverichopportunitiestodevelopregionalaviation.Theexpansionoftheregionalaviationmarketandthesocioeconomicdevelopmentoftheregionwillpromoteeachothermutually,"saidLiGuijin,aprofessorattheCivilAviationManagementInstituteofChina.   BesidestheARJ21,aircraftmanufacturersincludingEmbraerofBrazil,BombardierIncofCanada,andRussia'sSukhoi,aremajorplayersintheregionalaviationmarket.   Under thisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAIIF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 29,2019
  • UK Airports to Roll Out New 3D Baggage Scanners By 2022

    TheUKgovernmentannouncedAug.25thatnew-generation3DscannersshouldbeinstalledatallmajorairportsbyDecember2022,promisingfastersecuritychecks.   Thenewscannerswillbeabletoscanbaggagefrommultipleangles,givingsecuritystaffaclearerideaofthecontentsofcarry-onbags.   Potentially,itcouldmeananendtopassengershavingtoremoveliquidsandelectronicequipmentfromtheirbagsforcloserinspectionbysecuritypersonnel.Ultimately,itmayalsobringanendtotherestrictionofhavingnocontainerwithmorethan100mlofliquidincarry-onbags.   UKprimeministerBorisJohnsonannouncedtheplansonthesidelinesoftheG7summitofmajorindustrialnationstakingplaceinBiarritz,France.   TheUKDepartmentforTransportsaidthenewscannerswouldberolledoutoverthenextfewyears,withallmajorUKairports—thoughttobethosehandlingmorethan1millionpassengersannually—instructedtohavethetechnologyinplacebyDec.1,2022.   “WearehometothelargestaviationnetworkinEurope,withmillionsofpeoplepassingthroughourairportseveryyearforwork,holidaysandfamilyvisits,”Johnsonsaid.   “We’resettostreamlinethosetripswiththerolloutofthisground-breakingtechnology.BymakingjourneysthroughUKairportseasierthanever,thisnewequipmentwillhelpboostthevitalroleourairportsplayinsecuringtheUK’spositionasaglobalhubfortrade,tourismandinvestment.”   LondonHeathrowAirport iscurrentlytrialingthenew3Dequipment.HeathrowCEOJohnHolland-Kayesaidthetechnology“willtransformthepassengerexperience,makingairtravelsimple,streamlinedandmoresecurethroughtheUK’sonlyhubairport.”   underthisbackground theCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019 willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheldon October 30th -31st,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith  marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 29,2019
  • FAA Says It Will Invite Global Boeing 737 MAX Pilots to Simulator Tests

    TheU.S.FederalAviationAdministrationsaidonThursdayitwouldinviteBoeing737MAXpilotsfromacrosstheworldtoparticipateinsimulatortestsaspartoftheprocesstorecertifytheaircraftforflightfollowingtwofatalcrashes.   Earlier,ReutersreportedthattheagencyhadaskedthethreeU.S.airlinesthatoperatetheMAXtoprovidethenamesofsomepilotswhohadonlyflownthe737foraroundayear,includingatleastoneMAXflight.   Inastatement,theFAAsaidithadnotspecifiedthenumberofrequiredhoursofflightexperience,butsaidthecandidateswouldbeacross-sectionoflinepilotsandmusthaveexperienceatthecontrolsoftheMAX.   BoeingCo'slatest737narrow-bodymodel,theMAX,wasgroundedworldwideinMarchaftertwocrasheswithinfivemonthsinIndonesiaandEthiopiathatkilled346people.   Boeinghasbeenreprogrammingsoftwareforastall-preventionsystematthecenterofbothcrashes,whichtheFAAmustapprovebeforetheplanefliesagaincommercially.   TheFAAsaidithadnotyetspecifiedafirmscheduleforthetests.   Boeinghassaiditisworkingtowardgettingthe737MAXflyingagaincommerciallyintheearlyfourthquarter.ReutersreportedonThursdaythatithadtoldsuppliersitplannedtoramp737productionbackupinFebruary,sendingitsshares4%higher.   Theworld'slargestplanemakerslowedits737productionrateinAprilbecausedeliveriesoftheMAX,whichmakesupthebulkofitssingle-aisleproduction,werefrozenunderthegrounding,hittingitssupplychainandairlinecustomers.   IntheUnitedStates,MAXoperatorsSouthwestAirlinesCo,AmericanAirlinesandUnitedAirlineshavehadtocancelhundredsofdailyflightsastheywrestlewithslimmerfleetsatatimeofstrongdomesticairtraveldemand.   TheMAXisBoeing'sfastest-sellingaircraft,withabout5,000pendingorders.   Aspartofitsowntestingprocess,Boeinghasinvitedseniorairlinepilotstoexperimentwiththesoftwarefixandusesimulatorstorunscenariossimilartotheonesthatledtothetwocrashes.   ButsourcestoldReutersthattheFAAalsowantedtoobservenewer737pilots.OnesourcesaidthesimulatortestsweresupposedtobeconductedduringthefirstweekofSeptemberbuthadbeenpushedbacktothemiddleofthemonth.   TheFAA,whichisworkingalongsideglobalregulators,hassaidrepeatedlyitdoesnothaveafixedtimelinetoapprovethegroundedjetstoflycommerciallyagain.   Underthisbackground,the5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019 willbeheld onSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China.    The subject is "Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training" aims tointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,NewTechnologyOperation,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 29,2019
  • Advantages And Disadvantages of Using Composite Materials in Airplanes

    Compositematerials—especiallythosemadefromglassfibers,carbonfibers,andKevlar—arewidelyusedintheaircraftindustry.Theyarestrongerandlighterthanaluminum,themetalthat'smostcommonlyusedinaircraftbodies.   Compositematerialsaresonamedbecausetheyconsistoftwoormorematerials.Thecompositesusedinplanesconsistoffiberssuspendedinamatrixof epoxyresin.   Fiberglassisacompositematerialmadeofglassfibersandepoxyresin.Itwasfirstusedinaircraft,byBoeing,inthe1950s.TheBoeing787Dreamlinerwasthefirstcommercialairplanetobeconstructedfrom 50%compositematerials,mostlycarbonfibercomposites;AllNipponAirwaysputthefirst787intoserviceinOctober2011.Theremainderoftheplaneconsistsmostlyofaluminum,titanium,andsteel.   Compositematerialshaverevolutionizedaviation,buttheirusedoespresentsomeengineeringandmaintenancechallenges.Hereisaroundupoftheadvantagesanddisadvantagesofusingcompositesinaircraft.   Advantages Weightreductionisthesinglegreatestadvantageofcompositematerialusage.Alower-weightplaneismorefuel-efficientbecauseitrequireslessfueltopropelitselfforward.   Compositesarealsoincrediblystrongandasaresulthaveahigherstrength-to-weightratio,alsoknownasspecificstrength,thanthemetalsusedinmakingaircraft.Inaddition,theyresistcompressionanddon'teasilybreakundertension.   Compositematerialsaren'tpronetocorrosionduetoharshchemicals,andthey'reresistanttomanyhighlyreactivechemicals.Theycanalsohandlewidevariationsintemperatureandexposuretosevereweather.   Anotherbigadvantageofcompositesistheirdesignflexibility:Theycanbemadeintojustaboutshape.Andasingle,oddlyshapedpieceofcompositecanreplacemanypiecesmadeofothermaterials.Thathelpfulcharacteristiccutsdownonmaintenanceandsocanreducecostsoverthelifetimeofaplane.   Onceacompositepiecehasbeenformed,itmaintainsitsshapeandsize.That'simportantintheaircraftindustrybecauseitmeanstheessentialpartsofaplanemadeoutofcompositematerialswon'tgrow,shrink,orchangeformasenvironmentalconditionsvary.   Disadvantages Perhapsthebiggestdisadvantageofcompositematerialsforaircraftandcomponentmanufacturersistheirhigherinitialcostcomparedwithmetals.Thegreatercostislargelyduetothepriceofthefibersandthecomplicatedprocessrequiredtomakethefinishedmaterials.   Itcanbedifficulttotellwhentheinteriorstructureofacompositeaircraftpiecehasbeendamaged.Thatmakesinspectionsdifficultandmorecostly.   Oneissuethatcomesupduringinspectionsis delamination—whenlayersofcompositesseparate.Thebiggestcauseofdelaminationisanimpacttothecompositepiece.Watercaninfiltrateapiecethathasexperienceddelamination,andtheproblemwillgetworseasthewaterfreezesandthaws.   Standardaircraftcompositematerialsdonotconductelectricityandso,unlikealuminum,cannotpreventlightningfrombeingdirectedtoaplane'sfueltanks.Thatproblemwascorrectedforthe787by incorporatingwiremeshintothecomposite.   Finally,theresinusedincompositematerialsweakensat temperaturesaslowas150degreesFahrenheit,andatemperatureabove300degreesmightresultinaircraftfailure.Whencompositematerialsburn,theygiveofftoxicfumesandmicro-particlesintotheair,causinghealthrisks.Forallofthosereasons,firepreventioniscrucialonplanesbuiltwithcomposites.   WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenandmatureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities.   Underthisbackground,7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019 whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th -15th inBeijing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 29,2019
  • Engine Alliance GP7200 Inspection Launched After Fracture Find

    OperatorsofEngineAllianceGP7200-poweredAirbusA380saresetforanewroundofinspectionsafterafracturewasfoundinafanhuboftheenginethatsufferedamid-airfailureonanAirFranceaircraftoverGreenlandinSeptember2017.   Thefanhubcomponent,alsoknownasthefirst-stagelow-pressurecompressorrotorassembly,wasdiscoveredinJulybyFrance’sBEAairaccidentinvestigationagencyafteranalmosttwo-yearsearch.TheassemblysectionwasburieddeepinsnowafterdisintegratingoverGreenlandduringaflightfromParistoLosAngeles.Theaircraft,whichhad521passengersandcrew,divertedtoGooseBay,Canada.   TheBEAsaidAug.21thatthefanhubhadbeenexaminedbytheEngineAlliance,undertheBEA’ssupervision,andthatanengineinspectioncampaignwouldbelaunchedsoon.“Metallurgicalexaminationoftherecoveredtitaniumfanhubfragmentidentifiedasubsurfacefatiguecrackorigin,”saysthesafetyagency.“Thefracturewasinitiatedinamicrotextured areaapproximatelyinthemiddleoftheslotbottom,”itadds.“Examinationofthefractureisongoing.”   TheBEAstatementcomesaftertheFAAissuedtwonewairworthinessdirectives(AD)ontheGP7200that calledforchecksoftherotorassembly,includingaone-timeeddy-currentinspectionofthefanhubbladeslotbottomandbladeslotfrontedge.Operatorsareaskedtocheckforcracksandperformavisualinspectionoftheenginefanhubassemblyfordamage.    ForallGP7270andGP7277enginestheADalsorequiresanindependentinspectionoftheenginefanhubassemblypriortoreassemblyoftheenginefanhubbladelockassembly,whileforcertainserial-numberedGP7270andGP7277modelsreplacementoftheenginefanhubbladelockassemblyisalsorequired,theagencyadded.    Inaddition,theFAAhasalsomandatedinspectionoftheengine’sstage6sealringforcorrectinstallationandinspectionofthehigh-pressurecompressor(HPC)stages2-5spoolforcracks.Dependingontheresultsoftheinspections,italsocallsforreplacementoftheHPCstages2-5spoolwithaneligiblepart. TheagencysaystheADrequiresthesameinspectionsbutreducestheinspectionintervalandaddsarepetitiveinspectionandamandatoryterminatingaction.“ThisADwaspromptedbyashopfindingofaxialcracksintheinterstage5-6sealteethoftheHPCstages2-5spoolspacerarmduetoanincorrectlyinstalledstage6sealring.”    BothADscomeintoforceAug.30andareissuedtoaddressunsafeconditionsontheseproducts,theFAAsaid.Emirates,Etihad,Korean,AirFranceandQataroperateAirbusA380spoweredbyEngineAllianceengines.AnAirFrancespokesmansaid: "AirFrancestrictlyfollowstheinspectionplanrequestedbytheenginemanufacturerEngineAlliance,whoseenginespoweritsA380s.”    HenotedthatEngineAlliancehadissuedaservicebulletinrequestingtheinspectionofthepartconcernedonGP7200enginesshortlyaftertheincident.“TheseinspectionswerecarriedoutonallA380sinserviceatAirFrance,including10aircraftand40engines."   TheEngineAlliancesaysit“isalreadyperforminginspectionsandmaintenanceinaccordancewiththeAug.15FAAairworthinessdirective.Wearesupportingourcustomersandcoordinatingwiththemtoensuretheprocessiscompletedinatimelymanner.”   Aero-engine,thewell-known‘crownjewelry’,isalsothecuttingedgeoftheequipmentmanufacturingindustry.Itisestimatedthatinthenext10years,China'smilitaryandcivilianaviationenginemarketwillexceedtheannualaveragemarketsizeofmorethan110billionyuan,ofwhichmorethan80billionarecivilianmarkets.Inthenext20years,China'sairlineswillhaveabout4,700newmachinesdelivered,withamarketvalueofmorethan$500billion.Thesubstantialincreaseindemandforthewholemachinewilldefinitelydrivethemarketforenginedemand.Assumethattheenginepriceis25%ofthewholemachineprice,andthedomesticenginemarketshareis40%.Thedomesticaircraftenginedemanddrivenbythegrowthofdomesticpassengeraircraftinthenext20yearsis50billionUSdollars.   Underthisbackground, 8th ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnology onSeptember26th –27th,2019,itisan unmissableconferenceinXi’an.Attractedmorethan120professionalaudiencetoattend.Meanwhile,Mr.TUFangze,TechnicalMarketingManagerfromNationalInstruments(NI)hasconfirmedtoparticipateinthisyear’sforum,histopicis“APlatformBasedSolutionforAreo-EngineTestunderNewTechnologyTrend”.    Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 29,2019
  • Rolls Royce About to Fix Trent 1000 Engine Problem

    RollsRoycereportedanetlossof£909million(988.74million)forthefirsthalfof2019.ThemanufacturersaiditwasabouttofixtheproblemsaffectingitsTrent1000engines.   Thecompany’s financialresults wereaffectedbytheinterruptionoftheA380production.   RollsRoycewasproducingtheTrent900forthesuperjumbo.Itassessedthetotalimpactat£245millionofexceptionalcosts.Thelargerestructuringplan,announcedinJune2018,alsoadded£69millioninchargesthishalf-year.   Whileweigheddownbythesecharges,RollsRoycestillincreaseditsturnoverup5.3%,to£7.9billion.   RollsRoyceannouncedonJune14,2018,itwouldcut4,600jobsby2020,mainlyintheUnitedKingdom,inordertosimplifyitsoperationsandsaveupto£400millionayear.   AwayoutforTrent1000? Inearly2016,thelaunchcustomeroftheBoeing787,AllNipponAirways(ANA),detectedunusualcorrosioninbladesofintermediate-pressureturbine(IPT),resultinginearlywearandcrackingonTrent1000PackageCengines.    Twoyearslater,inJune2018,itwasdiscoveredthatthePackageBwasaffectedtoo.ThisforcedRollsRoycetostartalongcampaignofinspectionsandreplacementofdefectiveparts.    “WehavemadegoodprogressonresolvingtheTrent1000compressorissue,thoughregretfully,customerdisruptionremains,”saidWarrenEast,generalmanager.Thecostofthesedefectiveengines,includingcompensations,willbearound£1.6billion.    InJanuary2019,earlywearofthehigh-pressureturbine(HPT)bladeof Trent1000TEN wasalsodetected,promptingformoreinspections.RollsRoyceexpectscoststobe“withintheboundsofnormalriskwemanageonourprogrammesinanygivenyear”.   Interviewedby BBCRadio,EastsaidthegroupwasgettingreadyfortheBrexit,duetohappenattheendofOctober.RollsRoycehasalreadyspent£100million,includingincreasinginventory,tomeetthedeadline.“Wewouldobviouslypreferadealbecausethatisthebestwayofprovidingcertaintyforbusinessbutwe’vealwaysbeenpreparedforano-dealofsomekind,”saidEast.   Aero-engine,thewell-known‘crownjewelry’,isalsothecuttingedgeoftheequipmentmanufacturingindustry.Itisestimatedthatinthenext10years,China'smilitaryandcivilianaviationenginemarketwillexceedtheannualaveragemarketsizeofmorethan110billionyuan,ofwhichmorethan80billionarecivilianmarkets.Inthenext20years,China'sairlineswillhaveabout4,700newmachinesdelivered,withamarketvalueofmorethan$500billion.Thesubstantialincreaseindemandforthewholemachinewilldefinitelydrivethemarketforenginedemand.Assumethattheenginepriceis25%ofthewholemachineprice,andthedomesticenginemarketshareis40%.Thedomesticaircraftenginedemanddrivenbythegrowthofdomesticpassengeraircraftinthenext20yearsis50billionUSdollars.   Understhisbackground,8th ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnology onSeptember26th –27th,2019,itisan unmissableconferenceinXi’an.Attractedmorethan120professionalaudiencetoattend.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 16,2019
  • Oerlikon And MT Aerospace Team Up on Additive Efficiency

    Thenewpartnershipaimstoprovideaone-stop-shopsolutionforadditivelymanufacturedaerospacecomponents.   OerlikonAMand MTAerospace haveannouncedapartnershipinwhichbothcompanieswillworktogethertobringefficiencyandcostsavingstotheaerospaceanddefensemarkets.   Thecompanieswillcombinetheircorecompetenciestoprovideanend-to-endsolutiontocustomers,withMTAerospacefocusingonsystemandproductdesignwithinlightweightmetalstructuresandOerlikonfocusingonadditivemanufacturing(AM)designandproduction.   “Withtheirbundledexpertise,thetwopartnercompaniescovertheentirevaluechainfromcomponentdesignandmanufacturingtotestingandqualification,”explainsHansSteininger,CEO,MTAerospaceAG.“Inthisway,wecanoffercustomersa‘one-stop-shop’solutionfromproductspecificationtothefinished,qualifiedpart.”   ArepresentativeforOerlikonsaysthattogether,thecompanieswill“beabletoapplythebestpossibledesignsolutionleveragingawiderspectrumofcapabilities,therebyoptimizingresultsintermsofneededperformanceorcost.” AccordingtoOerlikon,workingtogetherwillenablethecompaniestooptimallydesignspecificpartsorcomponents.   “Throughthispartnership,welookforwardtocontinuingtoleadinnovationanddigitizationtrendsintheaerospaceindustrybyacceleratingandscalinguptheprocessfromconcepttooperationaldelivery,”saysMichaelSüss,chairmanoftheboardofdirectors,Oerlikon.“Toadvancetheapplicationofadditivemanufacturing,collaborationwithkeyplayerslikeMTAerospaceisessential.Wearelookingforwardtobringingmoreadditivelymanufacturedpartstoaerospace.”   ThispartnershipisnotOerlikon’sfirstforayintoaerospaceindustrycollaborations.Lastyear, OerlikonannouncedpartnershipswithLufthansaTechnik(LHT)andBoeing tocollaborateonresearchintowaysaerospaceAMcanbemoreeasilystandardizedandqualified.   AccordingtoarepresentativeforOerlikon,thecompanycompleteditsinitialprojectwithLHTtounderstandbuild-to-buildvariabilityacrossmultiplemachinesusingthe718powderOerlikonproducestodayintheU.S.ItcontinuestoworkinclosecooperationwithLHTtodevelopspecificationsthatwillallowpowderbedAMtobecertifiedforuseinMRObytheEASA,andseveraltestandqualificationprojectsareunderway.   Meanwhile,theBoeingcollaborationisgoingaccordingtoplanandOerlikon’srepresentativesaysthecompanyhas“generatedasignificantamountofstaticandfatiguetestdatafrombuildsacrossmultiplemachinesinmultiplefacilities.”Thetestdataisbeingusedasanacceleratortostartseveraltitaniumdevelopment,testandqualificationactivitieswithOerlikon’sotheraerospacecustomers.   WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenandmatureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities.   Underthisbackground,7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019 whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th -15th inBeijing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 16,2019
  • Collins Aerospace Identifies Future Market Opportunities

    CollinsAerospacereckonsithasmanyopportunitiestocontinueexpandingitsbusinessbothinthenearfutureandlongerterm. Nowacompanywith70,000employeesandannualrevenuesof$26billion,CollinsAerospacewas created inNovemberwhen UTCAerospaceSystemsmergedwithRockwellCollins.  CEOKellyOrtbergtold AIN that,whileoverthenextfouryearsthecompanywillpursuea$500million-plus“runrate”ofcostsynergies,“themoreexcitingpart”ofCollinsAerospace’scontinuingevolutionwillbetoidentifyandachievetherevenuesynergiesarisingfromthemergerofthetwobigaerospace-industrysuppliers. “Wearealreadyprosecutingthose”revenuesynergies,saidOrtberg,identifyingthreeareasofopportunityCollinsAerospacewillhavetoincreaseitsrevenuebaseintheneartermandatleastfourareaswhichthecompanyexpectstooffermajornew-businessopportunitiesfurtherintothefuture.Eachofitssixmajorbusinesses—avionics,missionsystems,aerostructures,mechanicalsystems,powerandcontrols,andaircraftinteriors—isnow“of$3-to$5billionsize[inannualrevenues]andallareofsignificantscaleinthemarket.Eachis[number]oneortwoinitsmarketspace.” DIGITALCONNECTEDAIRCRAFT Longer-term,inmarketsthatdon’tnecessarilyyetexist,majorbusinessopportunitieswilllieforCollinsAerospaceincreating“thedigitalconnectedaircraft,”accordingtoOrtberg.Suchanaircraftcouldintegrate avionicsproducedbytheformerRockwellCollinsbusinesswithairdatasystemsmanufacturedbytheformerUTASRosemontbusiness,improvingdataanalytics,prognostics,andsystemsmanagement. CollinsAerospaceexpectsalsotofindmajorlong-termbusinessopportunitiesasaircraftdesigncontinuestoevolvetowardmore-electricaircraft,which,liketheBoeing787,willrelyalmostcompletelyonelectricpowertooperatetheirsystems.CollinsAerospaceisalreadytheclearleaderinthisdevelopingmarketbecauseitprovidestheelectricalpower-generationanddistributionsystemsforthe787,alongwithotherelectricalsystemssuchasthe787’senvironmentalcontrolsystem,andtheF-35LightningII,Ortbergsaid. Now,thecompanywilluseitsnewlyestablishedaircraftelectrical-systemsR&Dcenter,TheGrid,as“adevelopmentcenterforhigh-powerdistribution,higherelectrification,andmanaginghighervoltagesonthoseaircraft,”hesaid.“It’sabigopportunityforus.It’sawaysoutbutwe’redrivingdevelopment”ofthetechnologyandmarket. Project804isUnitedTechnologiesAdvancedProjects'cooperativeendeavorwithsistercompanyPratt&Whitneytocreateahybrid-powerdemonstratoraircraftusingaDeHavillandDash8airframe.Thehybridsystemwillprovideelectricpowertoboosttheturbopropengines’outputwhenhighpowerlevelsarerequired. “Anenginewithelectricalboostcapability…canbemademuchsmallerandmoreefficient,becauseyouusetheelectricalpowerfortakeoffandclimb,whenyouneedadditionalthrust,”saidOrtberg.CollinsAerospaceshowed amodeloftheProject804aircraft attheParisAirshowinJuneandwilleventuallyflythefull-scaledemonstrator. Thecompanyalsobelieves“autonomous,intelligent”aviationcontrolsandsensorswillprovidelong-termbusinessopportunitiesintwomajorareas.Onewillbeinincreasingtheautomationofclassicalaviationfunctionsandtasks,forinstanceusingnewtechnologiestoallowcommercialaircrafttoflysafelywithfewerpilots,saidOrtberg. OpportunitiesmightwellalsoariseforCollinsAerospaceinthefast-growingdronemarket.“It’snotanewmarket,buttheunmannedplatformstillpresentsnewopportunitiesforus”—moreprobablyincivilratherthanmilitaryaviation.“Bigfutureopportunities”willexistindevelopingtheautonomouscontrolsandtraffic-integrationcapabilitiesthatwillallowunmannedaircrafttoflyroutinelyincivilairspace,hesaid. GROWTHOPPORTUNITIES Withcivilaviationrepresentingabout70percentofitsbusinesstodayandmilitaryaerospaceabout30percent,Ortbergsaidbothworldsoffersubstantialcontinuinggrowthopportunitiesforhiscompany.CollinsAerospaceproductsaresoubiquitousonallofthelatestcommercialaircraftandtheirengines—particularlythehigh-sellingsingle-aislejetairlinerfamilies—thatthecontinuingstrengthofcommercialaviationcreatesnaturalOEMandaftermarketbusinessgrowthforthesupplier. Meanwhile,businessaviationisrecoveringonlyslowlyfromitslastdownturn,butCollinsAerospacegenerallyhasamuchhighercontentshareonnewerbusinessaircraftmodelsthanitdid20yearsago,hesaid.Ortbergseeshiscompanytodayasbeing“inasgoodapositionaswe’veeverbeenin”duringhis30yearsintheaerospaceindustry. AsaresultofthetwomostrecentU.S.defensebudgets,CollinsAerospace’s“military[business]hasbeenverystrong,”saidOrtberg.“We’reexpectingittocomedowntomoremodestgrowth,butwe’regenerallyunder-servedinthatmarket”andthecompanyisprioritizingdeepermarketpenetration.Oneareaofparticularbusiness-growthpromiseis“defensecommunications,particularly…providingamoresecureGPSsignalinadeniedorjammedenvironment,”hesaid.“Assuredprecisionnavigationandtimingisanimportantareaweplayin—wehaveaseriesofprogramsinthatarea.” Inmilitaryaerospace,“thereareallsortsofnewopportunities,”saidOrtberg,identifyingfour:producing“finer-qualitysensors;distributinginformationintheGPS-deniedenvironment;distributingtimingonthebattlefield;andhelpingcommunicationssystemsworkintheGPS-deniedenvironment. Duringthe“13th Five-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.   Underthisbackground,the4th AnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd –23rd, register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 16,2019
  • Air France Introduces New Baggage Tracking Technology

    Asfrom2020,AirFrancewillensurebaggagetrackingatParis-CharlesdeGaulleairportusingtagsequippedwithRFIDchipsincooperationwithParisAéroport. AirFranceisoneoftheveryfirstairlinesintheworldtohavedecided,incollaborationwithParisAéroport,toimplementtheuseofRFIDtechnology.ForAirFrancein2020,thisrepresentsabout8millionpiecesofbaggageperyearwhichwillbetaggedinthisway. ThistechnologywillgraduallybedeployedatAirFrance’sotherairports,aswellasatallParis-CharlesdeGaulleterminals,particularlyTerminal1. ForAirFranceandParisAéroport,thechallengesaretwofold: –Respondtocustomers’needforinformationabouttheirbaggage; –Improvebaggageidentificationandtracking(withgainsinoperationalperformance)andreduceassociatedoperatingcosts. Overthenextfewyears,theestimatedgrowthinairtrafficshouldleadtoadoublingofthenumberofbagstransportedannually,whichcurrentlystandsat4.6billion1. Withintheframeworkofitsresolution753,IATA(InternationalAirTransportAssociation)stipulatesinparticularthatbaggagemustbetracedthroughoutitsjourney(atcheck-in,boarding,transferandarrival).Italsorecommendstheglobaldeploymentofbaggagetrackingusingradiofrequencyidentification(RFID)chips. AirlineshavethereforecommittedtochangingtheirbaggagetagstoRFIDtagsoverthenextfewyears. Alain-HervéBernard,ChiefOperatingOfficeratAirFrance,said:“AirFranceandParisAéroporthaveacommonchallengeintermsofcustomersatisfactionandthesmoothrunningofouroperations.Withmorethan50millioncustomerscarriedonboardourflightseachyear,RFIDtechnologyprovidesuswithaninnovativesolutiontoimprovethetrackingandidentificationofbaggage,guaranteeitstransitunderoptimalsafetyandsecurityconditions,reduceourcostsandimproveouroperationalperformancebyreducingthetimeittakestofindmissingitems.” MarcHoualla,ManagingDirectorofParis-CharlesdeGaulleAirport,commented:“TheuseofRFIDtechnologyimprovestheprocessingofcheckedbaggagebyreducinghandlingandtransfertimes,optimizingcapacityandsignificantlyfacilitatingbaggagetracking.Thistechnologyisamustinouraimtobeoneofthebestairportsintheworldforbaggagehandling.” underthisbackgroundtheCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,LtdwhichwillbeheldonOctober 30th-31st,2019inShanghai,China.TheconferencewillfocusontopicssuchasCustomer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 16,2019
  • Carriers Set to Boost Local Hires Amid Pilot Shortage

    Chinesecarriersareexploringwaystorecruitandtrainmoretalentlocallytocopewiththeacuteshortageofpilotsandtrainingfacilities,amidsurgingdemandforairtravelinthecountry.   Currently,onlyafewmajordomesticairlineshavewell-establishedpilottrainingsystems.Manysmallandbudgetcarriersareyettobuildtheirownpilottrainingmechanismsandlacktrainingfacilitieslikeflightsimulators.   Foreigncompanies,however,arelookingtomakeinroadsintoChina'scivilaviationmarketbysettingupmorepilottrainingfacilities.AviaSolutionsGroup,aLithuania-basedaviationservicescompany,planstoestablishapilottrainingcenterinZhengzhou,Henanprovince.Thecenterissettoopenin2020,andwillprovidetrainingservicesforChineseairlines,itsaid.   InlateJuly,thecompanysignedajointventureagreementwithHenanCivilAviationDevelopmentandInvestmentCo,markingtheestablishmentofanewentitynamedBAATrainingChina.ThecenterwillbelocatedintheeconomiczoneoftheZhengzhouairportandisinclosevicinityoftheZhengzhouXinzhengInternationalAirport.   "Onaverage,itcostsaboutUS$250toUS$350perhourtotrainapilotwithasimulator,dependingonwhetherthetrainingiscarriedoutduringdaytimeornighttime,"saidGediminasZiemelis,chairmanoftheboardofAviaSolutionsGroup.   "Currently,about1,500pilotswhoworkforChinesecarriersarebeingtrainedabroadeveryyear,andwearelookingtofulfillthedemandforpilottraininginthecountry,"hesaid.   WithplannedinvestmentofmorethanUS$60million,thecenterwillbeequippedwithsixflightsimulators,includingsimulatorsfortheA320neo,B737NGandtheB737MAX.Theywillprovidepilot,cabincrewandgroundhandlingtraining,thecompanysaid.   Thefirstflightsimulatorwillbereadyforuseinthesecondhalfof2020.Ultimately,thetrainingcenterissettooffer40,000hoursoftrainingayearfor4,000currentandnewpilots.   "Therearemorethan20pilottrainingschoolsinChinanow,andthenumberofairports,airspaceandrouteresourcesarequitetight.Thetrainingofpilotsinvolvesfinishingmultipletaskslistedinthesyllabus,whichcallsforfrequentuseofrelatedaviationresources,"saidGuanLixin,principaloftheCivilAviationFlightUniversityofChina.   Facingtheshortageofpilots,manydomesticcarriershaveloosenedtheirrequirementsonvisionandheightwhenrecruitingnewtalent.Thosewhohavetakenoperationstocorrectvisionsarealsoallowedtosignupforthehiring.AirChinasaidtheheightofpotentialpilotsshouldbebetween168cmand188cm,andtherangehasbeenexpandedthanbefore.   VirginAustralia,aleadingglobalcarrier,isintalkswithaChineseconglomerate,whichisoneofitsshareholders,toopenapilottrainingschoolinTamworth,NewSouthWales,totrainAustralianandChinesepilots,theDailyTelegraphreported.   Overthenext20years,USaircraftmanufacturerBoeingCopredictedthatworldwide,804,000newcivilaviationpilotswillbeneeded.Thestrongdemandwillcomefromamixoffleetgrowth,retirements,andattrition,Boeingsaidinitslatestpilotandtechnicianoutlookreport.   Inthenexttwodecades,theAsia-Pacificregionwillleadtheglobalgrowthindemandforpilots,witharequirementfor266,000newpilots,includingpilotsforcommercialflights,businessaviationandhelicopters,thereportsaid.   Usually,itcostsabout800,000yuan(US$114,300)totrainanaspiringpilotforfouryearsatapilottrainingacademy,andpilotsneedtotaketrainingforspecificaircraftmodelsforaboutayearaftertheygraduate.   Besides,theCivilAviationAdministrationofChinarequiresthatafteronebecomesaco-pilot,oneneedstotakeadditionaltrainingtwiceayear,whichcancostabout120,000yuanayear.Afterfiveyears,pilotsmaybecomeacaptain,saidindustryreports.   Underthisbackground,the5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019 willbeheldonSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China. Theforumsubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,NewTechnologyOperation,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 15,2019
  • C919 Jet Aims to Get Airworthiness Certification in 2021

    CommercialAircraftCorpofChina(COMAC)aimstoreceiveanairworthinesscertificatefortheC919,China'sfirsthome-builtnarrow-bodypassengerjet,in2021,saidWuGuanghui,chiefdesignerfortheC919program.  DuringameetinginSuzhouCityofJiangsuProvince,theacademicianattheChineseAcademyofEngineeringoutlinedthreestagesinChina’sdevelopmentofcommercialaircraft,startingwiththeregionaljetlinerARJ21thathas78to90seatsandaflightrangeof2,225to3,700kilometers.  TheARJ21regionaljetlinerenteredmassproductionandcommercialflightoperationsin2008.ThirteenARJ21aircrafthavebeendelivered,usedon26routestotransport400,000passengerstodate.  Forthesecondstage,thenarrow-bodyC919aircraftwillbeabletocarry156to168passengersandhaveaflightrangeof4,075to5,555kilometres.  OnAug1,thefourthC919prototypecompleteditsmaidentestflight.FourC919jetsarenowundergoingmoreintensetestflightsatvariousairportsinChina.Todate,COMAChasreceived815ordersfortheC919from28customersworldwide.  TheChina-Russiawide-bodyaircraftdevelopmentproject,theCR929,hascompletedjointconceptdesignandislookingforsuppliersasitmovesintothepreliminarydesignstage,accordingtoWu. Under thisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAIIF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 15,2019
  • Delta's Focus on Passenger Experience and Loyalty Has its Profits and its Stock Soaring

    Duringitssecond-quarterearningscall,Deltaannouncedrecord-breakingnumbersonprofits,passengers,andperformance.   Notably,premium-cabinsales,combinedwithloyaltyanddirect-booking,contributedtothesuccess.Sodidluck—unlikecompetitorsAmericanAirlinesandUnitedAirlines,Deltadoesn'thaveany737Maxaircraftinitsfleet.   Thereportrepresentsareturn-on-investmentforDelta'semphasisonbranding,performance,andpassengerexperience.   AsDeltahelditssecond-quarterinvestorscallonThursdayitseemedthatCEOEdBastianwasonthevergeoftakingavictorylap.   WhileotherUSairlinesstrugglewithmaintenanceproblems,labor-relationsdisasters,andschedulingdifficultiesthankstotheongoinggroundingoftheBoeing737Max,Deltamanagedtosteerclearoftheseissues.   However,itwasn'tjustamatterofavoidingthepitfallsthathaveplagueditscompetitionoverrecentmonths—althoughthatcertainlydidn'thurt.Deltaisalsoseeingitspastinvestmentsarestartingtopayoff.   TheairlineraiseditsoutlookfortheyearandbeatWallStreetexpectationsbypostingarecord$1.5billioninprofit,buttheairlinealsosawitspremium-classticketsalesandoverallcustomerloyaltystrengthen,contributingtothesuccess.   Overthepastyear,Deltahasfoundthatmorecustomersarewillingtobookdirectlywiththeairlineandpayformoreexpensiveseats,upendingtheideathatcustomersareprimarilylookingforthecheapestpossiblefares.   Deltahasrolledoutnewfeaturesandcommitmentsoverthepastseveralyearsrelatingtopassengerexperienceinanefforttodriveloyalty,anditappearstobepayingdividends.   AccordingtoBastian,travelersarebuying65-70%ofpremium-cabinseats,includingoninternationalanddomesticroutes.In2011,only13%ofdomesticfirst-classseatsweresold.   However,althoughtherevenuefocuswasonpremiumseats,Deltaisalsofindingitsbrand,andpastinvestments,engenderingloyaltyinthemaincabin.   Whilehighersalesofpremiumseatsmeansfewerfreeupgradesforfrequentflyers,Delta'sfrequent-flyerprogramisalsoaddingtoitsbottomline.   TheairlinesignedanewcontractwithAmericanExpressearlierthisyeartoissueco-brandedrewardscreditcards—thecontractwasworthanestimated$7billionannuallyby2023.Loyaltyrevenuesgrewjustunder20%to$1.2billionthisquarter.   Asidefrompurerevenue,highercustomerloyaltydiscussedonthecallisalmostcertainlyaproductofbrandingandproduct.Delta'sreputationasthe mostreliable mainlineUScarrier,combinedwithnew,premiumfeatures intheeconomycabin,begetloyaltyand,insomecases,motivatecustomerstopayhigherfares.Evenanoft-promotedcommitmenttohavingin-flightentertainmentscreensonmostaircraft—comparedwithotherairlineswhichcutthescreens—helps.   That'salsodrivenmorepeopletobookdirectlywiththeairline,ratherthanlookingthroughthird-partysitesandcomparingpriceswithothercarriers.AccordingtoBastian,10-15%ofcustomerscurrentlybookthroughonlinetravelagencies—downfromone-thirdofcustomers10yearsago.   RhondaCrawford,Delta'sVPofGlobalDistributionandDigitalStrategy,notedonacallwithBusinessInsiderthattheairlinemakesanefforttohighlightitsnewandimprovedproductsduringtheflight-searchprocess—givingpassengersadditionalreasontopurchasedirectly.   "That'swhywegiveyouaflag,whensearching,toknow;areyougoingtobeonanewairplane?Areyougoingtobeinanewupgradedcabin?"shesaid.   ThatflagwillbecomeevenmorecommonasDeltatakesdeliveriesofnewAirbusA330neoandA220aircraft.Duringtheinvestorcall,BastiansaidtheairlinehasmovedupitsplantoretireitsagingMD-90fleetbytwoyears.Thelastflightsonthoseaircraftwillbein2022.   "Whenyousteponanewairplane,it'savery,verydifferentfeeling,"Crawfordsaid,anticipatingthefuturereturnontheinvestmentinnewaircraft."Everybodygetsexcitedbythat.Thesameaswhenwerideinanewcar."   Theresultshavebeengoodnewsforeveryonefrompassengerstostockholders—asofFridayafternoon,Delta'sstockwasontracktocloseatafive-yearhigh.   underthisbackground theCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019 willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheldon October 30th -31st  ,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith  marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 2,2019
  • Aircraft Hydraulic System Market 2018-2025 Shares, Trend and Growth Report

    AircraftHydraulicSystemMarketresearchreportdeliversaclosewatchonleadingcompetitorswithstrategicanalysis,microandmacromarkettrendandscenarios,pricinganalysisandaholisticoverviewofthemarketsituationsintheforecastperiod.ItisaprofessionalandadetailedreportfocusingonAircraftHydraulicSystemMarket’sprimaryandsecondarydrivers,marketshare,leadingsegmentsandgeographicalanalysis.   Further,keyplayers,majorcollaborations,mergerandacquisitionsalongwithtrendinginnovationandbusinesspoliciesarereviewedintheAircraftHydraulicSystemMarketreport.Thereportcontainsbasic,secondaryandadvancedinformationpertainingtotheAircraftHydraulicSystemMarketglobalstatusandtrend,marketsize,share,growth,trendsanalysis,segmentandforecastsfrom2019–2025.   ThereportprovidesananalysisoftheAircraftHydraulicSystemmarket’scompetitivelandscapeandoffersinformationonseveralcompaniesincluding CompanyA CompanyB CompanyC andOthers   TheAircraftHydraulicSystemmarketreportpresentsanoriginalandindependentinquiryintheAircraftHydraulicSystemmarket.Furthermore,themarketevaluationintermsofvalueandvolume(US$mnandthousandunits)consistsofdatafromacrossallfiveregionsoftheglobeincluding:NorthAmerica,AsiaPacific,SouthAmerica,MiddleEast&Africa,andEurope.   ProductSegmentAnalysisoftheAircraftHydraulicSystemMarketis: ProductTypeSegmentation:ProductI,ProductII,ProductIIIandOthers ApplicationTypeSegmentation: ApplicationI,ApplicationII,ApplicationIIIandOthers ChannelSegmentation:(DirectSales,Distributor)   SomekeypointsofAircraftHydraulicSystemMarketresearchreport: AircraftHydraulicSystemMarketStrategicDevelopments:Thestudycomprisesthekeystrategicdevelopmentsofthemarket,comprisingR&D,newproductlaunch,M&A,agreements,collaborations,partnerships,jointventures,andregionalgrowthoftheleadingcompetitorsoperatinginthemarketonaglobalandregionalscale.   AircraftHydraulicSystemMarketFeatures: Thereportevaluatedkeymarketfeatures,capacity,capacityutilizationrate,includingrevenue,price,gross,production,productionrate,consumption,import,export,supply,demand,cost,marketshare,CAGR,andgrossmargin.Inaddition,thestudyoffersacomprehensivestudyofthekeymarketdynamicsandtheirlatesttrends,alongwithpertinentmarketsegmentsandsub-segments.   AircraftHydraulicSystemMarketAnalyticalTools: TheGlobalAircraftHydraulicSystemreportincludestheaccuratelystudiedandassesseddataofthekeyindustryplayersandtheirscopeinthemarketbymeansofanumberofanalyticaltools.TheanalyticaltoolssuchasPorter’sfiveforcesanalysis,SWOTanalysis,feasibilitystudy,andinvestmentreturnanalysishavebeenusedtoanalyzethegrowthofthekeyplayersoperatinginthemarket.   KeyreasontopurchaseAircraftHydraulicSystemMarketreport: 1)Tostrategicallyprofilethekeyplayersandcomprehensivelyanalyzetheirgrowthstrategies. 2)CAGRofthemarketduringtheforecastperiod2019-2023. 3)DetailedinformationonfactorsthatwillacceleratethegrowthoftheAircraftHydraulicSystemmarketduringthenextfiveyears. 4)PreciseestimationoftheglobalAircraftHydraulicSystemmarketsizeanditscontributiontotheparentmarket. 5)Athoroughanalysisofthemarket’scompetitivelandscapeanddetailedinformationonseveralvendors.    Duringthe“13th Five-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.   Underthisbackground,the4th AnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd –23rd,register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 2,2019
  • Redbird Unveils Guided Independent Instrument Training

    RedbirdFlightSimulations unveiledthelatestinitsGuidedIndependentFlightTrainingproductsatEAAAirVentureOshkosh2019:GIFTInstrumentRating,designedtohelpstudentpilotsadvancefasterandmorecost-effectivelythroughtheirinstrumenttraining.   ItfollowsonGIFTPrivatePilot,whichwasintroducedtwoyearsago.   “GIFTassumesthetediousroleofintroducingstudentstoconceptsanddevelopingproficiencythroughrepetition,allowingflightinstructorstofocusmoreonevaluatingskillslikejudgmentanddecision-making,”explainedJoshHarnagel,vicepresidentofmarketing.   SimilartoGIFTPrivatePilot,everymoduleinthenewinstrumenttrainingsupplementincludesapre-flightvideoandawrittenbrief,asimulatormissionwithAI-poweredreal-timecoachingandcorrections,apost-flightdebriefwithobjectivescoringbasedontheFAAAirmanCertificationStandards(ACS),andin-depthpost-flightreviewandtrendtrackingontheRedbirdCloud.   However,GIFTInstrumentRatingisevenmorecustomizable,givingstudentpilotshundredsofvariationsandsettingsoptionsforeachapproachtypeandmaneuver.Forexample,whenthe“SurpriseMe”featureisenabled,GIFTwillrandomizethesettingstocreatehighlyrealistictrainingscenariosthatareunpredictableforthestudentpilot,companyofficialssaid.   Redbirdalsohasimprovedthein-flightandpost-flightcapabilitiesofGIFTInstrumentRating,accordingtocompanyofficials.Addedfunctionalitytothein-flightscreenhelpsstudentsmaintainsituationalawareness,stayontask,andaccessreferencematerialsandimportantdetailsabouttheflightinsession,suchasobjectives,initialconditions,aircraftconfigurations,andmore.   “TherevampedscoringsystemallowsforminordeviationsfromtheACSwhilemakingmasterydifficulttoachieve,whichcreatesanengagingtrainingenvironmentthatencouragesstudentpilotstorevisitmissionsandimprovetheirproficiency,”officialsaddedinapreparedrelease.   GIFTInstrumentRatingwasdevelopedforuseonanyRedbirdtrainingdevice.Thecoursewarecanbeusedinconjunctionwithmostexistingcurriculums,officialsnote.   Underthisbackground,the5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019 willbeheldonSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China. Theforumsubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,NewTechnologyOperation,HardLanding,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 2,2019
  • S7 Technics Adopts New Technology for Aircraft Interior Parts

    S7Technicshasstartedtousevacuumthermoformingforthemanufactureofaircraftinteriorparts.   S7Technics hasbeguntomanufactureplasticproductsusingvacuumthermoforming.Thenewmethod willallowthecompanyto expandtherangeofitemsitisabletoproduceforaircraftinteriors.   S7Technics’specialistsatNovosibirsk’sTolmachevoairporthavebeenmanufacturing plasticcomponentssince2015,withpressurecastingtechniquesusedbefore.    Vacuumthermoforminginvolvesheatingaplasticsheetandstretchingitaroundamoldwithavacuum.Aftertheparthascooled,themold isremovedwithairpressure.   Currently,vacuumthermoformingproducesplasticpassengerseatbacksthatareinstalledonS7Airlines’AirbusA320family.Inthenearfuture,S7willbegintomanufactureotherelementsofaircraftinteriors.   WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenandmatureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities.   Underthisbackground,7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019 whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th -15th inBeijing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 2,2019
  • GE and XTI to Study Hybrid Propulsion Solution for TriFan 600 with GE’s Catalyst

    XTIAircraftCompanyhasselectedGE’sCatalystTMengineasthecoreofitsTriFan600hybrid-electricpropulsionsystem.ThetwocompanieswillworktogethertodefineaserieshybridarchitecturethatwillmeettheTriFanperformancerequirements.   GE’sCatalystisthefirstclean-sheetturbopropenginetohitthegeneralaviationmarketinmorethan30years,enablingbetterperformancethroughprovenGEcommercialtechnology.Operatingasaserieshybridgenerator,GE’sCatalystisdesignedtoanswerthepropulsionandsystemneedsofaircraftintheemergingmegawatthybridpropulsionmarket.   Itcurrentlyhas98patentedtechnologiesandisthefirstengineinitsclasstointroducetwostagesofvariablestatorvanes,cooledhigh-pressureturbinebladesandmore3-Dprintedpartsthananyothercommercialengineinhistory.Itperformsatanindustry-best16:1overallpressureratio.ThesekeytechnologiesenableGE’sCatalysttoextractmorepowerataltitude,aswellasexcessthermodynamicpowerforgrowthinaircraftcapabilityoverthelifetimeofasystem.   CatalystisdesignedtoincorporateaFullAuthorityDigitalEngineControl(FADEC)toallowsimplerintegrationwiththeaircraft’sautopilot,flightcontrolsystems,andavionics,enablingseamlesscontrolforthepilotwhileprotectingallenginelimitsinallphasesofflight.   TheTriFan600willhavethespeed,rangeandcomfortofabusinessjet andtheabilitytotakeoffandlandvertically,likeahelicopter.Usingthreeductedfans,theTriFan600liftsoffvertically.Itstwowingfansthenrotateforwardforaseamlesstransitiontocruisespeedanditsinitialclimb.Itwillreach30,000feetandcruisetothedestinationasahighlyefficientbusinessaircraft.TheTriFan600willincorporateadvancedsafetyfeatures,includingautopilotandcomputerizedcontrolsfortakeoffandlanding.   Aero-engine,thewell-known‘crownjewelry’,isalsothecuttingedgeoftheequipmentmanufacturingindustry.Itisestimatedthatinthenext10years,China'smilitaryandcivilianaviationenginemarketwillexceedtheannualaveragemarketsizeofmorethan110billionyuan,ofwhichmorethan80billionarecivilianmarkets.Inthenext20years,China'sairlineswillhaveabout4,700newmachinesdelivered,withamarketvalueofmorethan$500billion.Thesubstantialincreaseindemandforthewholemachinewilldefinitelydrivethemarketforenginedemand.Assumethattheenginepriceis25%ofthewholemachineprice,andthedomesticenginemarketshareis40%.Thedomesticaircraftenginedemanddrivenbythegrowthofdomesticpassengeraircraftinthenext20yearsis50billionUSdollars.   Understhisbackground,8th ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnology onSeptember26th –27th,2019,itisan unmissableconferenceinXi’an.Attractedmorethan120professionalaudiencetoattend.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 2,2019
  • Comac Forges Ahead with C919 Flight Tests

    AthirdprototypeofComac’sC919narrowbodypassengerjetflewfromthecompany'sShanghaiproductionfacilitytoitsflighttestoperationinXi’an,incentralChina,Fridayinpreparationforanewroundofflighttests.    AccordingtoComac,prototype103tookofffrom ShanghaiPudongInternationalAirportat6:32a.m.localtimeandremainedairbornefor2hours39minutesbeforelandingsafelyat Xi'an’sYanliangAviationIndustrialBase. Themanufacturersaidtheprototypewillinitiallyundergoaseriesofmodificationsbeforeitbeginsflutterandairspeedcalibrationtesting.Engineeringteamswillalsocarryoutoperational,performance,andloadtests. Aircraft103completeditsinauguralflightlastDecember,havingflownfor1hour38minutes.    Meanwhile,Comac’sfirstprototype,101,continuesitsflight-testcampaignatXi’anwhileaircraft102undergoesflighttesting atDongyingShengliAirportineastChina'sShandongProvince.Prototype101completeditslong-delayedfirstflightinMay2017followedbyalong-distancetestflightsixmonthslater.Aircraft102conductedasuccessfultwo-hourfirstflightinDecemberofthatyearandbothprototypesflewagaininJune2018aspartofacontrol-stabilitytestandsystemscheck.    Inabidtoaccelerateitsflight-testcampaign,ComacplanstoflyanadditionalthreeC919prototypesthisyear.Coded104,105,and106,thethreeprototypeshavereached variousstagesofdevelopment.Oncecomplete,theywilljointheflight-testprogram,bringingthetotalnumberofC919stosix.   Comachasscheduledthesixprototypestocollectivelypassthroughsome729testitemsand4,200hoursofflightbeforetheC919obtainscertificationfromtheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC).China’sfirstindigenousairliner,theARJ21,logged5,000hoursbeforereceivingCAACcertification. Inaseparatedevelopment,Chinesestart-upGenghisKhan AirlineslaunchedcommercialoperationsFridayfromitsbaseatHohhotBaitaInternationalAirporttoUlanhotAirport,effectivelybecomingthesecondoperatoroftheARJ21afterComac-ownedChengduAirlines.BasedinInnerMongolia,thenewlyestablishedcarrieristhefirsttocommittooperatingafleetconsistingsolelyoftheChinese-maderegionaljet.InitialroutesincludeconnectingtodestinationsinInnerMongolia. GobeyondtheheadlineswithAIN’sfreeweeklydigestofthenewsshapingtheairtransportindustry. GenghisKhantookdeliveryofitsfirstARJ21-700onFebruary22anditssecondonJune6.ThecarrierexpectstotakedeliveryoftwomoreARJ21sthisyear.Planscallforafleetof25jets,poweredbyGeneralElectricCF34-10Aengines,tooperate60routesto40destinationswithinfiveyears. Under thisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAIIF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 2,2019
  • GE and XTI to Study Hybrid Propulsion Solution for TriFan 600 With GE’s Catalyst

    XTIAircraftCompanyhasselectedGE’sCatalystTMengineasthecoreofitsTriFan600hybrid-electricpropulsionsystem.ThetwocompanieswillworktogethertodefineaserieshybridarchitecturethatwillmeettheTriFanperformancerequirements. GE’sCatalystisthefirstclean-sheetturbopropenginetohitthegeneralaviationmarketinmorethan30years,enablingbetterperformancethroughprovenGEcommercialtechnology.Operatingasaserieshybridgenerator,GE’sCatalystisdesignedtoanswerthepropulsionandsystemneedsofaircraftintheemergingmegawatthybridpropulsionmarket. Itcurrentlyhas98patentedtechnologiesandisthefirstengineinitsclasstointroducetwostagesofvariablestatorvanes,cooledhigh-pressureturbinebladesandmore3-Dprintedpartsthananyothercommercialengineinhistory.Itperformsatanindustry-best16:1overallpressureratio.ThesekeytechnologiesenableGE’sCatalysttoextractmorepowerataltitude,aswellasexcessthermodynamicpowerforgrowthinaircraftcapabilityoverthelifetimeofasystem. CatalystisdesignedtoincorporateaFullAuthorityDigitalEngineControl(FADEC)toallowsimplerintegrationwiththeaircraft’sautopilot,flightcontrolsystems,andavionics,enablingseamlesscontrolforthepilotwhileprotectingallenginelimitsinallphasesofflight. TheTriFan600willhavethespeed,rangeandcomfortofabusinessjet andtheabilitytotakeoffandlandvertically,likeahelicopter.Usingthreeductedfans,theTriFan600liftsoffvertically.Itstwowingfansthenrotateforwardforaseamlesstransitiontocruisespeedanditsinitialclimb.Itwillreach30,000feetandcruisetothedestinationasahighlyefficientbusinessaircraft.TheTriFan600willincorporateadvancedsafetyfeatures,includingautopilotandcomputerizedcontrolsfortakeoffandlanding. Aero-engine,thewell-known‘crownjewelry’,isalsothecuttingedgeoftheequipmentmanufacturingindustry.Itisestimatedthatinthenext10years,China'smilitaryandcivilianaviationenginemarketwillexceedtheannualaveragemarketsizeofmorethan110billionyuan,ofwhichmorethan80billionarecivilianmarkets.Inthenext20years,China'sairlineswillhaveabout4,700newmachinesdelivered,withamarketvalueofmorethan$500billion.Thesubstantialincreaseindemandforthewholemachinewilldefinitelydrivethemarketforenginedemand.Assumethattheenginepriceis25%ofthewholemachineprice,andthedomesticenginemarketshareis40%.Thedomesticaircraftenginedemanddrivenbythegrowthofdomesticpassengeraircraftinthenext20yearsis50billionUSdollars. Understhisbackground,8thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyonSeptember26th–27th,2019,itisanunmissableconferenceinXi’an.Attractedmorethan120professionalaudiencetoattend. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 30,2019
  • Delta's Focus on Passenger Experience And Loyalty Has its Profits And its Stock Soaring

    Duringitssecond-quarterearningscall,Deltaannouncedrecord-breakingnumbersonprofits,passengers,andperformance. Notably,premium-cabinsales,combinedwithloyaltyanddirect-booking,contributedtothesuccess.Sodidluck—unlikecompetitorsAmericanAirlinesandUnitedAirlines,Deltadoesn'thaveany737Maxaircraftinitsfleet. Thereportrepresentsareturn-on-investmentforDelta'semphasisonbranding,performance,andpassengerexperience. AsDeltahelditssecond-quarterinvestorscallonThursdayitseemedthatCEOEdBastianwasonthevergeoftakingavictorylap. WhileotherUSairlinesstrugglewithmaintenanceproblems,labor-relationsdisasters,andschedulingdifficultiesthankstotheongoinggroundingoftheBoeing737Max,Deltamanagedtosteerclearoftheseissues. However,itwasn'tjustamatterofavoidingthepitfallsthathaveplagueditscompetitionoverrecentmonths—althoughthatcertainlydidn'thurt.Deltaisalsoseeingitspastinvestmentsarestartingtopayoff. TheairlineraiseditsoutlookfortheyearandbeatWallStreetexpectationsbypostingarecord$1.5billioninprofit,buttheairlinealsosawitspremium-classticketsalesandoverallcustomerloyaltystrengthen,contributingtothesuccess. Overthepastyear,Deltahasfoundthatmorecustomersarewillingtobookdirectlywiththeairlineandpayformoreexpensiveseats,upendingtheideathatcustomersareprimarilylookingforthecheapestpossiblefares. Deltahasrolledoutnewfeaturesandcommitmentsoverthepastseveralyearsrelatingtopassengerexperienceinanefforttodriveloyalty,anditappearstobepayingdividends. AccordingtoBastian,travelersarebuying65-70%ofpremium-cabinseats,includingoninternationalanddomesticroutes.In2011,only13%ofdomesticfirst-classseatsweresold. However,althoughtherevenuefocuswasonpremiumseats,Deltaisalsofindingitsbrand,andpastinvestments,engenderingloyaltyinthemaincabin. Whilehighersalesofpremiumseatsmeansfewerfreeupgradesforfrequentflyers,Delta'sfrequent-flyerprogramisalsoaddingtoitsbottomline. Readmore:Boeingannouncedamajorleadershipshuffleforitstroubled737Maxteam,andtheheadoftheprogramisout hairlinesignedanewcontractwithAmericanExpressearlierthisyeartoissueco-brandedrewardscreditcards—thecontractwasworthanestimated$7billionannuallyby2023.Loyaltyrevenuesgrewjustunder20%to$1.2billionthisquarter. Asidefrompurerevenue,highercustomerloyaltydiscussedonthecallisalmostcertainlyaproductofbrandingandproduct.Delta'sreputationasthe mostreliable mainlineUScarrier,combinedwithnew,premiumfeatures intheeconomycabin,begetloyaltyand,insomecases,motivatecustomerstopayhigherfares.Evenanoft-promotedcommitmenttohavingin-flightentertainmentscreensonmostaircraft—comparedwithotherairlineswhichcutthescreens—helps. That'salsodrivenmorepeopletobookdirectlywiththeairline,ratherthanlookingthroughthird-partysitesandcomparingpriceswithothercarriers.AccordingtoBastian,10-15%ofcustomerscurrentlybookthroughonlinetravelagencies—downfromone-thirdofcustomers10yearsago. RhondaCrawford,Delta'sVPofGlobalDistributionandDigitalStrategy,notedonacallwithBusinessInsiderthattheairlinemakesanefforttohighlightitsnewandimprovedproductsduringtheflight-searchprocess—givingpassengersadditionalreasontopurchasedirectly. "That'swhywegiveyouaflag,whensearching,toknow;areyougoingtobeonanewairplane?Areyougoingtobeinanewupgradedcabin?"shesaid. ThatflagwillbecomeevenmorecommonasDeltatakesdeliveriesofnewAirbusA330neoandA220aircraft.Duringtheinvestorcall,BastiansaidtheairlinehasmovedupitsplantoretireitsagingMD-90fleetbytwoyears.Thelastflightsonthoseaircraftwillbein2022. "Whenyousteponanewairplane,it'savery,verydifferentfeeling,"Crawfordsaid,anticipatingthefuturereturnontheinvestmentinnewaircraft."Everybodygetsexcitedbythat.Thesameaswhenwerideinanewcar." Theresultshavebeengoodnewsforeveryonefrompassengerstostockholders—asofFridayafternoon,Delta'sstockwasontracktocloseatafive-yearhigh. underthisbackground theCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019 willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheldon October 30th -31st  ,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy. Register yourinterestorgetintouch with marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 30,2019
  • EASA Certifies Safran Arrano 1A Engine Powering H160 Helicopter

    SafranHelicopterEngineshasreceivedEASA(EuropeanAviationSafetyAgency)TypeCertificationforitsArrano1Aengine,installedintheAirbusHelicoptersH160.Arranoisanewgenerationengineinthe1,100to1,300shppowerrange,perfectlysuitedfornewfour-to-sixtonnehelicopters.TheH160madeitsfirstflightwiththeArranoinJanuary2016. ArranoProgramDirectorCyrilleRessejac-Duparcsaid,"weareproudtoannounceArranocertificationhereatleBourget.ThisengineliesatthevanguardofSafranHelicopterEngines'newenginerangeanditsperformanceisunrivalled.Itfeatureslowoperationalandsupportcosts,easymaintenanceandalowerenvironmentalfootprint.Afteratestcampaignof10,000hours,including2,000inflight,wearenowreadytosupportH160entry-into-service.SafranHelicopterEnginesisalsostronglycommittedtodevelopingtheHIL(HélicoptèresInterarméesLégers)militaryvariant". "ArranoisamajorassetoftheH160andonethatisfullyalignedwiththeprogramme'soverallambitionofbringinginnovationsforgreatercustomersatisfaction,thankstoitslowerfuelconsumption,itshighlevelofperformance,anditsmaintenanceplanthathasbeenharmonizedwiththatofthehelicopter's,.Itscertificationpassesanewmilestoneonthehelicopter'sentry-into-serviceroadmap",saidBernardFujarski,AirbusHelicoptersH160ProgramDirector. Arranointegratesthebestinaero-enginetechnologies.Itsinnovativedesignfeaturesanew-generationdigitalcontrolsystemthatoffersgreaterin-flightresponsiveness,enhancingbothsafetyandpilothandling.Itcombinesahighlyefficienttwo-stagecentrifugalcompressor,developedwithintheEuropeanCleanSkyprogram,withnew-designvariableinletguidevanes(IGV).Throughimprovingtheengine'sthermalefficiency,thesecomponentscontributetoreducingfuelconsumptionby15%,overotherin-serviceengines.Thegyratorycombustionchamberfeaturesfuelinjectorsmadeusingadditivemanufacturing(3D-printing)techniques.Theseenhanceenginestartperformanceinallweathersandaltitudes,andcontributetoreducingemissions. TheArranohasbeendesignedwithsimplemaintenanceinmind,andcomponentsandaccessoriesareeasytoaccess,disassembleandexchange.Servicingtimeishalfthatofpreviousgenerationengines.OperatorsalsobenefitfromnewdigitalservicesfromSafranHelicopterEngines,includinganelectronicenginelogbook(BOOST)andengine-lifedatatracking(HealthMonitoring). Aero-engine,thewellknown‘crownjewelry’,isalsothecuttingedgeoftheequipmentmanufacturingindustry.Itis estimatedthatinthenext10years,China'smilitaryandcivilianaviationenginemarketwillexceedtheannualaverage marketsizeofmorethan110billionyuan,ofwhichmorethan80billionarecivilianmarkets.Inthenext20years, China'sairlineswillhaveabout4,700newmachinesdelivered,withamarketvalueofmorethan$500billion.The substantialincreaseindemandforthewholemachinewilldefinitelydrivethemarketforenginedemand.Assume thattheenginepriceis25%ofthewholemachineprice,andthedomesticenginemarketshareis40%.Thedomestic aircraftenginedemanddrivenbythegrowthofdomesticpassengeraircraftinthenext20yearsis50billionUS dollars.   Underthisbackground,8th ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyForum2019 onSeptember27th isan unmissableconferenceinXi’an.   Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 15,2019
  • Next Steps For Using Additive Manufacturing For Repairs

    Amidalltheexcitementaboutthepotentialofadditivemanufacturing(AM)intheaftermarket,today’sapplicationsareoftenquiteprosaic.Plasticairvents,windowbreatherpipesandvideo-monitorshroudsareunderstandablestartingpointsforMROcompaniesfamiliarizingthemselveswiththetechnology,buttheyareunlikelytopersuadethat3Dprintingwilltransformtheindustryanytimesoon. Ofcourse,muchbiggerdevelopmentsareunderwayataircraftandenginemanufacturers,whichareinvestingbillionsinAMandhavealreadybegunproducingsomemetalcomponents.ExamplesincludefuelnozzlesfortheCFMLeapengineanda1.5-m-wide(4.9-ft.)front-bearinghousingfortheRolls-RoyceTrentXWBengine. Inprinciple,themetalprintingprocessisverysimilartothatusedbyMROstoproduceplasticcabinparts,butmetallicAMcomponentscanexhibitlowerstaticandfatiguestrengthsthanrolledbilletsofmetal.Overcomingsuchchallengesrequiresconsiderableinvestmentandtesting,whichmaykeeptheproductionofmoreadvancedcomponentsoutsidethereachofairlinesandMROproviders. “TheAMmanufacturingmethods,andtosomedegreethematerials,lackthesamedegreeofindustrystandardizationthatwenowtakeforgrantedwithmetallicandcompositelaminatedparts,”notesVictorHo,AARvicepresidentforengineering.“AARhasfoundpart-to-partvariabilityduringstructuraltestsofAMarticlesthatwereprintedbetweensimilarmachines.” Insteadofcomplexstructuralandmetalcomponents,theMROcommunityismorelikelytofocusitsAMeffortsonpartsandtoolingthataresimplertoprototype,produceandcertify.Theotheravenueforthemtoexploreisadditiverepairs. DependingonhowonedefinesAMrepairs,thetechniqueiseitherinitsinfancyinaerospaceorisbuildingondecadesofpriorexperience.Certaintypesofweldingareaformofadditivemanufacturing,althoughthetechniquescommonlyassociatedwithfabricatingcomponents—suchasfusingormeltingmetalorplasticpowders—arestillunderdevelopmentintherepaircontext. WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenandmatureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities.  Underthisbackground,7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019 whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th -15th inthecityofBeijing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails. 

    Jul 15,2019
  • Boeing Debuting 777 to Serve As 2019 Flying Test Bed

    Boeingislaunchingitslatestroundofflight-testingtoassessnewtechnologiesthatcouldaddressreal-worldchallengesforairplaneoperatorsandpassengers—fromenhancingsafetyandsustainabilitytoimprovingtheflyingexperience.ThecompanyisdebutingaBoeing777thatwillserveasthe2019flyingtestbedfor50projects. Boeing’secoDemonstratorprogramfirsttooktotheskiesin2012.Fiveairplanes—a737-800,787-8Dreamliner,757,EmbraerE170and777Freighter—havetested112technologiesthrough2018.MorethanathirdofthetechnologieshavetransitionedtoimplementationatBoeingorbyprogrampartners.Nearlyhalfremaininfurtherdevelopmentwhiletestingontheotherprojectswasdiscontinuedafterlearningswereaccomplished. AmongthetechnologiesnowinuseareiPadappsthatprovidereal-timeinformationtopilots,enablingthemtoreducefueluseandemissions;customapproachpathinformationtoreducecommunitynoise;andacamerasystemonthe777Xthatwillhelppilotsavoidgroundobstacles. AkeypartoftheecoDemonstratorprogramiscollaborationwithindustrypartnerstojointlytesttechnologiesandsharelearningsthatadvanceaviation.Morethanadozenpartnersareparticipatinginthe2019program,includinganindustryconsortiumdevelopingaconnectivitystandardfornetworkedcabinsofthefutureknownasiCabin. Flighttestswillbeconductedthisfall.TheflightswillincludeatriptoFrankfurtAirportinGermany,wheretheecoDemonstrator’stechnologymissionwillbepresentedtogovernmentofficials,industryrepresentativesandSTEMstudentstohelpinspirethenextgenerationinaerospaceleadership.Amajorityofthetestflightswillflyonsustainableaviationfueltoreducecarbondioxideemissionsanddemonstratethefuel’sviability. Underthisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichishostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyAVICXACCommercialAircraftCo.,Ltd,AECCXi’anAero-EngineLtd.,AVICXi’anFlightAutomaticControlResearchInstitute,andGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Registeryourinterestor getintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 16,2019
  • China Eastern Introduces RFID-tech in Luggage Tracking at Shanghai Airports

    ChinaEasternAirlineshascomprehensivelyintroducedradiofrequencyidentificationdevices(RFID)inluggagetrackingattwomajorcivilairportsinShanghai,accordingtotheairlineWednesday. StartingfromJuly,ChinaEasternhasputtheRFID-techintooperationatShanghaiHongqiaoInternationalAirportandShanghaiPudongInternationalAirport,theairlinesaid. TheRFID-techisamongthemostadvancedluggage-managementtechnologiesintheglobalcivilaviationindustry.Comparedwiththecurrentbaggagetagscanningtechnology,theRFID-techprovidesairpassengersfasterandmoreefficientservice. Itallowsairpassengerstofollowthereal-timeinformationoftheirluggagewithanelectronicdevice. BeijingDaxingInternationalAirport,scheduledtogointooperationinSeptember,willcomprehensivelyintroducetheRFID-techinluggagetracking. China'scivilaviationauthoritiesareworkinghardtocreatesafe,green,smartandhuman-orientedairports.Easyandefficientluggagemanagementisamongthekeymeasurementsofasmartairport. Luggagetrackingwithsmarttoolisalsoanimportantfactorwhichcaninfluencecustomerloyaltyandwillbehighlyconcernedbyairlines,underthisbackgrounditwillbeahottopicintheCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,LtdwhichwillbeheldonOctober 30th -31st  ,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2019
  • L3 Harris Opens New London Training Center

    PrinceCharlesofficiallyopenedL3Harris'snew$200millionLondonTrainingCentreatCrawley,nearGatwickAirport,onJune10.ThecentersitsadjacenttoitsnewsimulatorproductionfacilityandmarksamoveoutofthenearbyThalesfacility;L3(asitwasthencalled)acquiredThalesCivilAircraftSimulation&Trainingin2012buthiredalargesectionoftheThalesbuilding,whileThalescontinueditsownmilitarysimulationandtrainingactivitiesbehindapartitionwalluntilthenewL3Harriscenterwasready. UKAviationMinisterCharlotteVerealsoattendedtheceremony,whichinvolvedPrinceCharlesunveilingaplaqueafterflyinganL3HarrisRealitySevenA320full-flightsimulatorintoGlasgow.Charlescharacterizedflyinginhisdayas“bytheseatofyourpantsandbydeadreckoning”duringtheceremony. “OurinvestmentinthisfacilityreflectsourconfidenceinthegrowthopportunitiesintheUKandtheaviationindustry,illustratedclearlybythedemandfornewairlinepilotsacrosstheworld,”saidAlanCrawford,presidentofL3HarrisCommercialAviation. HeaddedthatthecompanybuiltthefacilityonlandwheretheoriginalRediffusionsat. “Sowearecomingbacktoourspiritualhome,”heproclaimed.Already26ofthecompany’sairlinepartnershaveusedthefacility,hesaid,notingtheneedfortheindustrytotrain30,000professionalpilotsoverthenextfiveyearstosatisfyfleetgrowth(basedonaircraftorders)andpilotretirements. Duringatouroftheproductionfacility,MiteshPatel,directorofsales,marketing,and customerexcellence,saidthatthecompanyhasdeliveredbetween80and85simulators inthepastthreeyears.Headdedthathebasedthefigureonaircraftunitsonlybecausethemodularsystemmateswithamotionsystemandavisualsystematthecustomers’premises. Patelsaidtheproductionbuildingholds10bays,someofwhichthecompanycoulduse tosupplementthetrainingsideofthebusinesswithitsownsimulators,addingadditionalflexibility. Lastyear,hesaid,thecompanybuilt22simulatorsinCrawley, 18ofwhichwentforcustomeruse andtheothersforitsin-housetrainingbusiness.L3Harris planstosendtwosimulators—anA320anda737—to Arlington,Texas,whichpreviouslyhashousedonlymilitarysimulators. Meanwhile,thecompanycontinuestoexpand itstrainingcapacity.Crawfordtold AIN thatfollowingtheacquisitionofCTCatBournemouth,ithasincreasedthenumberofpilotstrained from300to1,700ayear;italsomaintainscentersinPortugal,NewZealand,andnowCranfieldintheUK,whichopenedrecently.FortheU.S. marketandChinaitoperatesatrainingcenterinSanford,Florida. Finally,CrawfordsaidtheacquisitionofFareham-basedFlightDataServiceshasgivenitin-depthflightdatarecorderanalysiscapabilities,whichtiesinbothwithitsrecordersjointventurewiththeThalesL3jointventureACSS andanewserviceforairlinestotaketheirdataandfeeditbackintotraining.Withthecompany’sEthossoftwareithaspartneredwithDeltaAirLinesinaprojecttoallowpilotstoseetheirownperformanceontabletdevices. SimulationtrainingisalwaysabigsubjectinflightTraining,alsohighlyconcernedandhottopicduringthe5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019whichwillbeheldonSeptember25th-26th,2019 inSanya,China. Theforumsubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,NewTechnologyOperation,HardLanding,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2019
  • 3rd Civil Helicopter Industry International Forum 2019 was Successfully Held in Shanghai

    Accordingtothe“13thFive-YearDevelopmentPlanofGeneralAviation”issuedbytheNationalDevelopmentandReformCommission,Chinawillvigorouslypromotethedevelopmentofgeneralaviationculture,tourism,leisureandentertainment,whilestrengtheningtheprotectionandimprovementofpeople'slivelihood,andstrengtheningtheapplicationofgeneralaircraftinemergencyrescueandshort-distancetransportation.Itisestimatedthatby2020,thesizeofChina'sgeneralaviationfleetwillreachmorethan5000,andthecompositegrowthratewillreach17.5%. Underthisbackground,the3rdCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2019wassuccessfullyheldinShanghaifromJune26th-27th,2019.TheforumisAdvisedbytheCAACEastChinaRegionalAdministration,HostedbytheChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,supportedbyCAACEastChinaGeneralAviationServiceCenter,OrganizedbyLONGHUAAIRPORTGROUPCOMPANY,ChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,AECCHunanAviationPowerplantResearchInstitute,AVICShanghaiAviationElectronicCo.,Ltd.,AVICATMSYSTEMandEQUIPMENTCORPORATIONLIMITED,Co-organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. LiuGaozhuo,HonoraryChairmanofChineseSocietyofAeronautics&Astronautics,madeanopeningspeechandYangGuoqing,FormerDeputyDirectorGeneraloftheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina,madeawelcomingspeech. LiuGaozhuo,HonoraryChairmanofChineseSocietyofAeronautics&Astronautics YangGuoqing,FormerDeputyDirectorGeneraloftheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina Attheforum,therelevantleadersofCAAC,HelicopterResearchInstituteandenterprisedeliveredspeechesonthedevelopmentofOEM,engineandairborneequipmentincivilhelicopterindustry,aswellastheoperation,maintenance,training,serviceandmarketanalysisofcivilhelicopter,soastopromotetheintegrationandcooperationofindustry,ensuretheoperation,safetyandreliabilityofcivilhelicopter. OntheafternoonofJune27th,theparticipantswenttoCAACEastChinaGeneralAviationServiceCenterandLonghuaAirportforavisittounderstandthecurrentsituationoftheGeneralAviationindustry,andexperiencethevigorousdevelopmentofGeneralAviation. Thetwo-dayforumendedsatisfactorilyandattractednearly200guestsfromdomesticandforeignhelicopteroperators,OEMs,helicoptersystemsuppliers,parts,equipmentsuppliers,governmentsandindustrymedia.Theaimofthisforumistobuildaninternationalcommunicationplatformtostrengthenindustrycooperation,promotecommonprogressanddevelopmentofcivilhelicopterindustryathomeandabroad,explorelow-costhelicopteroperationschemes,andfurthercreateneweconomicgrowthpointsandhighervaluefortheindustry.Wehopethatmoreexpertsandscholarswillparticipateintheforumnextyear.

    Jul 4,2019
  • Aircraft Engine Electrical Wiring Harnesses And Cable Assembly Market to Witness Astonishing Growth With Key Players| AMETEK, GKN, Nexans

    AircraftEngineElectricalWiringHarnessesandCableAssemblyMarket researchreportisprovidedonmajorfactorssuchasconsumerneedsandchangesobservedinthemovertime,marketsalesintermsofvalueandvolume,emergingopportunities,marketgrowthtrends,factorsdrivingthismarket,threatsassociatedwiththemandmarketperformanceofkeyvendorsalongwithkeyregions.Fromaglobalperspective,thisreportrepresentsanoverallAircraftEngineElectricalWiringHarnessesandCableAssemblysmarketsizebyanalyzinghistoricaldataandfutureprospectinAerospace&Defencesector.Regionally,thisreportfocusesonseveralkeyregions:NorthAmerica,Europe,China,andJapan. AboutAircraftEngineElectricalWiringHarnessesandCableAssembly Anelectricalwiringharnessisanassemblyofelectricalcablesorwiresthattransmitsignalsorelectricalpowertotheengine.Thesecablesarebondedtogetherbyusingstrapsandcablelacing.ThegrowthoftheglobalcommercialaircraftgasturbineengineMarketismainlypropelledbythegrowingglobalpassengertrafficandthedemandforfuel-efficientaircraft.Commercialaircraftoriginalequipmentmanufacturers(OEMs)areactivelyengagedinthedevelopmentofnewgenerationaircraftthatfeaturebothdecreasedfuelconsumptionandreducednoiseandcarbonemissions. IndustryanalystsforecasttheglobalaircraftengineelectricalwiringharnessesandcableassemblyMarkettogrowataCAGRof6.50%duringtheperiod2019-2023. AssemblyMarkettopmanufacturersnamely AMETEK,GKN,Nexans,Safran,andZodiacAerospace,AeroFlite,CarlisleIT,Co-OperativeIndustriesAerospace&Defense,andTEConnectivity, areanalyzedforthe Productportfolio,Segmentfocus,Geographicfocus,Businesssegments Organizationaldevelopments, and Strength-weaknessanalysis. Thekeytoanysuccessfulbusinessisunderstandingthenewdemandsofthecustomersandkeepingaclosewatchonthechangingmodeloftheclientbase.Themoreyouengagewithyourclientbase,thecleareryouareaboutthemostproductivewaysinwhichtohookyouridealcustomer.Predictingwhatyourcustomerswant,evenbeforetheythemselvesknowaboutit,isthefirststeptoprofitableinnovation. AircraftEngineElectricalWiringHarnessesandCableAssemblyMarketreportconsiders mainproducttypesandmarketisanalyzedfortheMarketsize,Marketopportunityforthesetypes.Also,past,currentandanticipatedmarketsituationsandgrowthrateareprovided. TheCAGRofeachsegmentintheAircraftEngineElectricalWiringHarnessesandCableAssemblymarketalongwithglobalmarket(asawhole)isexplainedwithgreatease.Also,globalandregionalAircraftEngineElectricalWiringHarnessesandCableAssemblymarketsupplychainanalysisprovidesvitalinfoaboutproducers,distributorsandkeyend-usersinthemarket.Italsoexplainsimport-exportsituations,affectingfactorsetc.   Under thisbackground,the "2019ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnoogyForum(CAPTF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAPTF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails. 

    Jul 3,2019
  • Evolving AFP For The Next Generation

    Ifautomatedfiberplacement(AFP)andautomatedtapelaying(ATL)werethemanufacturingprocessesthatenabledwidespreadapplicationofcompositesintheBoeing787andAirbusA350,thenitwillalso beAFP/ATLthatleadthewayforthenextgenerationofcommercialaircraft,nowondrawingboards.Thedifferencethistimearound?Rate. Boeingestimatesthat,by2037,theworldwillneedmorethan31,000newsingle-aisleaircrafttomeetpassengerdemand.Airbusforecastsaneedformorethan28,000single-aisleaircraftby2037.Bothcompaniesareconsideringreplacementsoftheirsingle-aislestalwarts—the737(Boeing)andtheA320(Airbus).Bothcompaniesareexpectedtoemploycompositessignificantlyonanynewaircrafttheydevelop.Bothcompaniesaretellingtheirsupplychainstoexpectproductionratesfortheseplanesof60-100planespermonth,withemphasison100.Thesingle-aislecategory,forbothcompanies,representsabouttwothirdsoftotalglobaldemand,whichmeansthatthemanufacturingenvironmentdevelopedforsingle-aisleaircraftwillbecomethedefaultmanufacturingenvironmentforaerocompositesfortheforeseeablefuture. Allofthismeansthatautomationtechnologymustbedevelopednowifitwantstokeepupwiththequalityandproductionraterequirementsofnext-generationaircraft.NoneofthisislostonElectroimpact (EI,Mukilteo,Wash.,U.S.)seniorengineerToddRudberg.RudbergandEIenteredthecompositesworldin2004whenthecompanydevelopedAFPtechnologyformanufactureofthe787Section41forwardfuselagesectionfabricatedbySpiritAeroSystems (Wichita,Kan.,U.S.).EIsubsequentlywentontoproduceAFPandATLsystems formanufactureofother787structures,A350structures,enginestructuresand,mostrecently,Boeing777Xwingspars.Now,Rudbergislookingatthefutureofnext-generationaircraftmanufactureandseesopportunitiesforAFPtoimprove.Substantially. Theopportunities,saysRudberg,areobviouswhenonelooksatthedata.Infact,EIhasdevelopedseveralmetricstohelpthecompanyunderstandwhatitsmachinerydoeswell,andwhatitcanimprove.First,inlookingoverthe2019AFPlandscape,RudbergseesmyriadthreatstocurrentAFPtechnology,includingATL,handlayup,flatchargesofwovenfabricsand,ofcourse,aluminum. TheAFPmetricsRudbergdevelopedcomefromafullproductiondemonstrator(FPD)projectforwhichEIconductedfourpre-productionbuilds.Datafromoneofthosebuilds,doneinFebruary2019with“standard”EIAFPtechnology,revealedasubstantialmachineutilizationchallenge,withmachineusetimefallingintooneofsevenbuckets: Laserprojection:30% Run:27% Inspection:22% Break:10% Operator-inducedstop:6% Errorrecovery:3% Image:2% Lookedatanotherway,withcurrenttechnology,thereisonevalue-addedoperation inAFP(run),withallelsedeemed non-value-addedoperations.Thustheratioofvaluetonon-valueoperationsis1:3.“Theindustryreallywants3:1,andsodoI,”saysRudberg,“andI’dliketogetthisdonebeforeIretire.”Thegoal,simply,istoreducethetimeconsumedbynon-value-addedoperations. ThereisalsooneoverarchingAFPmetricthatneedsexplanation:meanstripsbeforefailure(MSBF).Thisistheaveragenumberoffibertowsplacedbetweenplacementfailures.Thelargerthisnumber,ofcourse,themorereliablethemachineandtheprocessis.TheFebruaryFPDbuild,saysRudberg,hada5,365MSBF. Thegoals LookingmorecloselyatAFPoperation,saysRudberg,EIhasdirectcontroloveronlythreeoperations:run,errorrecoveryandinspection.Andthisiswherethecompanyisfocusingitsefforts.Thatsaid,Rudbergpointsoutthattheairframeralsohasaroletoplay,particularlyinreductionofqualityinspections,breaksandoperator-inducedstops.“Wehavetorealizethatruntimeshavegottenreallylowbecausemachinesareveryfast,”hesays,“andanythingthatisnon-value-addedhasamassiveimpactonyourutilization.So,itturnsoutthisisateamsport.NotonlydoestheOEM—me—havetodobetter,theairframeralsohassomeresponsibility.” Fornext-generationaircraftmanufacture,RudbergwantstoincreaseMSBFto>20,000,boostruntimeto77%andcompletelyeliminatelaserprojection,operator-inducedstopandimage.How?Rudbergidentifiesthreetechnologyareasthatcanfacilitatethistransition:servo-drivencreels,100%in-processinspectionanddatamanagement,orEI4.0. AllthreehavebeenassessedbyEIinaseriesofrecentFPDprojectbuildsafterthatinitialFebruarybuild.DatafromtheFPD projectitselfprovethatEIisheadedintherightdirection.RudbergsaystheAFPsystemused—calledMuSCLE—achieved1,500horseppowerpeakpower,0.5Gacceleration/deceleration,a4,000inches/minutelaydownrate,aheadturntimeof1second,asparcornerspeedof120degrees/secondand6,000MSBF(achievedinproduction). Theconversiontoservomotorcreels,andawayfromservopneumaticcreels,saysRudberg,hasbeendonetoincreasetowplacementspeed,towplacementaccuracy,towtensioncontrolandoverallbuildreliability.ThecompanyhasspentthelasttwoyearsworkingonacompactservodrivethatcanbeinstalledontheEImodularhead.Theresultsofthetechnology,sofar,arepromising;testingshows:15,000MSBF,87%fasteraddspeed,36%fastercutspeed,betterendplacementaccuracy.Further,EIprovedthattheservomotorcreelsystemcouldbeusedtoplacedrycarbonfibers. Thekeyforinspectionisthe“in-process”part.EIalreadyhasinspectiontechnology,developedwithAlignedVision (Chelmsford,Mass.,U.S.)anddeployedonthe777Xwingmanufacturingline thatuseslaserandvisiontechnologytocheckforlaps,gaps,wrinkles,end-placementerrorsandforeignobjectdebris(FOD).Thissystem,however,existsindependentoftheAFPsystemandrequiresaclearfieldofviewtooperate—meaningtheAFPheadmustbemoved.RudbergandEIhavedevelopedanewinspectionsystem,calledRIPIT,thatisintegraltotheAFPheadandinspectsfiberplacementassoonasitoccurs. AsBoeingandAirbusconsiderout-of-autoclavecompositesmanufacturingprocesses,theabilityofAFPsystemstoefficientlyplacedrycarbonfiberswillbecritical.ThisdemonstratorsparshowsdryfiberplacedbyanElectroimpactsystem. EIwillnotdivulgethenatureofthetechnologybehindRIPITexcepttosaythatitisnotlaser-orvision-based.Inanycase,Rudbergsaystestsofthesystemrevealthatitisabletodetect,inrealtime,towslippageto±0.030inch,addplacementto±0.050inchandcutplacementto±0.050inch.Further,saysRudberg,“WehavedoneplentyoftrialscorrelatingRIPITdatawiththeexistingBoeing-qualifiedvisionsystem[AlignedVisionsystemusedon777X]andwegetcorrelation.” Thevalueofdatamanagement,saysRudberg,restsintheabilityofEI’ssystemstohelpfabricatorsseemoreclearlyhowwelltheAFPprocessisworking.Tothatend,EIhasdevelopeddatavisualizationsoftware—EI4.0—thatoffersvisibilityintonotjusthowagivenmachineperformed(basedonMSBF)duringagivenbuild,buthowindividualtowsandsequencesperformed.Basically,thesoftwarehelpstheoperatorseeexactlywhereintheAFPheadtheproblemis.“So,wewillusethisEI4.0toindicatewherethey[operators]needtogolookintheAFPheadtomakechanges,”Rudbergsays. Usingthissoftware,itispossibletographicallydisplayMSBFforavarietyofmachinefunctionsandidentifyproblemfibertowsandparticularlychallengingsequences.Thesoftwarealsomeasuresandreportsothermachineactivitiesthatmighterodeutilization.Usingthesedatamanagementtools,EIwasabletooptimizeandreducethebuildtimefortheOPSfrommorethan50minutestojustlessthan40minutes.Othertoolsincludeshiftperformancecomparisonsandplyanglecomparisons. “Idobelievethatutilizationof75%isarealisticgoalorexpectation,”Rudbergasserts.“But,it’sgoingtotaketeamwork,it’sgoingtotakeorganizationalinitiativeandfollow-throughfromtheairframer,it’sgoingtotakeourimprovedtechnology,it’sgoingtotakebetterpreventivemaintenanceandpredictivemaintenance,andbettertoolstoanalyzecelluseandmachineperformance.” Under thisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAIIF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 3,2019
  • Astronautic Gets U.S. FAA Nod for RoadRunner

    AstronauticsreceivedU.S.FAAsupplementaltypecertification(STC)forinstallationofitsRoadRunnerdrop-inreplacementelectronicflightinstrument(EFI)aboardLeonardoA109/119helicopters.EASAandNationalCivilAviationAgencyofBrazilapprovalsareexpectedtofollowforthesehelicopters,whilecustomershipments,availablethroughAstronautics’authorizeddealernetwork,havealreadybegun.TheSTCfollowsTSOapprovalannouncedearlierthismonth. Designedtoreduceoperatingandmaintenancecosts,theRoadRunnerismadetoreplacefive-inchADIandHSIelectromechanicalunits.TheunitisembeddedwithincreasedsafetyfunctionalitythatisfoundonmodernEFIS,includingHTAWSandsyntheticvision.Thiscomeswitha“reallybigweightsavings,”saidAstronauticspresidentChadCundiff,estimatingthatitcouldamountto15poundsperflightdeck. OneofthekeyaspectsfortheRoadRunneristhatitwasdesignedforeaseofinstallation.Itcomeswithawiringadapterharnessandfitsintoexistingslotsforelectromechanicalunits.“Youarenotcuttingpanelsorrunningwiresallovertheaircraft,”Cundiffsaid,addingthattheinstallationcouldtakeplaceinadayortwo. AstronauticsownstheinitialSTContheA109,butalreadyhadbegunpre-productionshippingtocustomersand/orinstallationcentersfordevelopmentofSTCsonotheraircraft,hesaid. Thecompany(Hall3,StandA40) haslinedupaworldwidenetworkof16dealers,someofwhichwillbeworkingonSTCs.CundiffbelievestheinitialSTCswillinvolveaircraftsuchastheBell212,412,and214,aswellastheUH-60LFirehawk.UnitedRotorcraftselectedtheAFI4700RoadRunnerEFIfortwoofitsFirehawksoperatedbytheVenturaCountyFireDepartmentinCalifornia. Duringthe“13thFive-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.  Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd–23rd,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 1,2019
  • Why Better Simulator Training is Key To Getting 737 MAX Off The Ground

    RecertificationoftheBoeing737MAXjetlinerhasbroughtintointensefocusakeypartof pilottraining:simulators.Byreplicatingthelookandfeelofanaircraft cockpit,simulatorsareessentialforbuildingpilots’knowledgeandskills, whileallowingthemtoexperiencethephysicalaspectsofoperatingaircraft. Simulatorsareessentialfordevelopingpsychomotorskills(bothgrossmotorandfinemotor)thatarecritical inaviation,aswellasinmanyotherindustries,fromhealthcaretomilitary anddefense.Inaviation,simulatorsallowpilotstotrainforreal-world scenariosfromroutineoperationstomidflightemergencies.Inthese simulations,pilotstesttheirknowledgeandcognitiveskillssuchascritical thinkinganddeveloppsychomotorskills,includingmanualoperationduring emergencies. Simulatortraininghasbeenatthecenterofthe737MAX recertificationdiscussiongivenquestionsaboutthephysicalstrengthrequired forpilotstomanuallycrankaflight-controlwheelduringmid-flight emergencies.TheFederalAviation Administration(FAA)saidit hasbeenexaminingthisissue,althoughitdoesnotexpectit