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  • Pantuo Aviation Reveals the First Footage of its Prototype Flying Taxi

    ChineseeVTOLstartupPantuoAviationrevealedthePantalaConceptHlastyear,asleekductedfanflyingtaxiconceptthatdrawscomparisonstoLilium. Atthetime,thelackofspecificationsandthefacttherewasnoprototypeledtospeculationinsomequartersthatPantuoAviationmaynotreallyhavemuchtoshowbesidesitsimpressiverenders. Now,afterayearofhardwork,PantuoAviationexplainsinastatementsenttousbyemail,ithaslaidthosesuspicionstorestbyrevealingavideoofT1,thesub-scaled technologydemonstratorofthePantalaConceptH. T1isa1/2scaledemonstratoroftheConceptH,whichPantuoAviationannouncedlastyearwould flyatspeedsofover 300km/h(186mph)andhavearangeof 250km(155miles).Thefull-scaleall-electricaircraftwilluselithium-ionbatteriesandfeatures22large-diameterelectricductedfansratherthanopenrotors,thecompanysaidatthetime. ForT1,themaingoalistoverifythefeasibilityofthetandemlayout,andductedfanwingwithadistributedpropulsionconfiguration,PantuoAviationsaid. "ThroughthedevelopmentofT1,wehavealsoestablishedadvancedmultidisciplinarysimulationcapability,andverifytheconcept'scriticalaerodynamics,electricalenergysystem,andflightcontroldesign,"thecompanyexplainedinitsstatement.Youcanwatchthedemonstratorinflightinthevideobelow. Source:interestingengineering

    Jun 15,2022
  • The Long-distance Ferry Flight Test for the AC352 Medium Multi-purpose Helicopter was Completed

    Thelong-distanceferryflighttestfortheAC352mediummulti-purposehelicopterwascompletedonMay28th.AC352safelylandedaftera616-kilometerflight,withallpartsandequipmentfunctioningwellduringthetesting.Followingthistest,AC352has Thelong-distanceferryflighttestfortheAC352mediummulti-purposehelicopterwascompletedonMay28th.AC352safelylandedaftera616-kilometerflight,withallpartsandequipmentfunctioningwellduringthetesting.Followingthistest,AC352hasbeganitscountdowntocertification. Source:cannews

    Jun 15,2022
  • uAvionix Demonstrates Transfer of Command & Non-Payload Control Between Multiple C2 Radio Links

    uAvionix hassuccessfullydemonstrateditsnewLinkExecutiveManager(LEM)moduletotransferCommand&Non-PayloadCommunication(CNPC)controlofadronebetweenaseparateLTE(Long-TermEvolution)andC-bandradiowhileinflight.   TheabilityforUnmannedAerialVehicles(UAVs)tosimultaneouslyleveragemultipleanddiverseCommandandControl(C2)radiosisakeypartofmission-criticaloperations. ThiscapabilityallowstheUAVtousethemostappropriateradioorfrequencybandforthespecificmissionorlocationandprovidesanessentialbackupC2linkincaseofalostlinkscenariowiththeprimarysystem.  ThenewuAvionixLEMisafundamentalpartofthedesigninDO-377AasenvisionedbyRTCA,whichwillenablemultipleCNPClinksfromdifferentradiostofunctioninparallelonaUAVplatform,ensuringoptimalconnectivityandlinkstabilityrequiredforBeyondVisualLineOfSight(BVLOS)flight.  Functioningin-betweentheradioandautopilot,theradioagnosticLEMwillenabletheRemotePilottoswitchtheactiveCNPClinktothemostoptimalradioandcontinuouslymonitorthestatusofeachradioonboardtheUAVduringflight.FurtherintegrationoftheLEMwiththeuAvionixGeorgeautopilotwillsimplifytheintegrationofcomplexavionicsfordroneOEMandoperators.  “TheLEMwasbornoutofaneedwesawinourtestflightoperations,”saidChristianRamsey,PresidentofuAvionix.“OurownflightoperationsteamhadtosimultaneouslyoperateonmicroLinkISMradioswhiletestingskyLinkC-bandradiosandneededawaytocontrolandmonitorthoselinksontheaircraft.WeenvisionedthatotheroperatorswouldhaveaneedformultiplelinksanddevelopedourLEMasaradioagnosticsolutiontodothat.”  OperatingonmultiplesimultaneouslinkswouldenableaUAVtosendcriticalC2dataoveraprotectedC-bandlink,ensuringpredictableconnectivitytotheUAVtosupportBVLOSandcertifiedoperations.SimultaneouslyanLTEorISMradiocanbeusedforpayload-datatransmissionwhileacting Underthisbackground,the“11thAnnualAvionicsInternationalForum”(AIF2022)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionAugust16thto17th,2022,focusonbreakingthroughthekeybottleneckssuchasavionicssystemintegration,cockpitinteractivedisplay,high-speednetworkcommunicationandreal-timehealthmonitoring,focusontheresearchanddevelopmentofcorekeybasiccomponentssuchasairborneembeddedoperatingsystem,protocolprocessingchipandDCmotorbearing,andcatchupwiththeinternationalmainstreamtechnologylevelintermsofmulti-functionaldisplay,aviationlightingequipmentandcockpitcontrolpanel.Promoteprofessionalsimulatorsandfullmotionflightsimulatorsanddrivethedevelopmentofspecialsoftwaresuchasflightcontrol,graphics,andimages.StrengthentheconstructionofsupportingcapacityofnavigationaircraftandUAVairbornesystem,torealizetheplatform,series,andlarge-scaledevelopmentofairbornesystem. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 15,2022
  • VoloCopter’s VoloConnect Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft Successfully Completes First Flight

    UrbanAirMobility(UAM)companyVolocopterannouncedtodaythatVoloConnect,itsfixed-wingedpassengeraircraft,successfullycompleteditsfirstflightthismonth.ThisachievementmakesVolocoptertheworld’sonlyeVTOL(electricverticaltakeoffandlandingaircraft)developertoboastanentirefleetofdistinctaircraftconfigurationsundergoingflighttests. Unlikeitspredecessors,VoloConnectiscapableoffasterjourneysthananyotherVolocopteraircrafttodate.Ithasarangeofover60-milesandflightspeedsover155mph.TheVoloConnect’sextendedrangeandhigherpayloadaimstobringbusinesstravelersandcommutersbeyondthecitycenteronroutessuchasBurbanktoHuntingtonBeachinLosAngeles,CAby2026.TheVoloCityisgoingairborneabitsoonerwithacommerciallaunchsetfor2024.JobyAviation wouldbeoneofitsmaincompetitorsintheairtaxispace. “Havingawholefamilyofelectricaircraftinthetestflightphaseisapioneeringfeat.Volocopter’sleadershipintheindustrystemsfromannouncingplansandthendeliveringonthemvisiblywithpublictestflights.Ourtechnologyplatformisthefoundationforourfamilyofaircraftapproachandhasproventodeliverresultsatanastoundingspeed.Volocopterisbringingtheseinnovativedesignsofftheground,intotheair,andthentocitiesworldwide!,”saidFlorianReuter,VolocopterCEO. Underthisbackground,AviationDigitizationTechnologyForumVirtual2022isplannedtobeheldonlinefromJuly26thto28th,2022,focusingontheFutureAircraftPowerDevelopment withaero-spacemanufacturingengineers,aerospaceprojectprocurementheads,aviationMROengineers,electricaircraftandsystemproviders,evtoldevelopers,aircraftandaero-enginedesigners.Togethertoexploreenginedevelopmentdigitaltechnology,engineoperationandmaintenancedigitaltechnology,aviationpowersystemtechnologydevelopment, and prospects ofhydrogenbatterydevelopment,followingthetrendsoffutureenginedesignanddevelopmentandgreenaviationpowersystemdevelopment. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 15,2022
  • Airbus Delivers First Aircraft with Satellite Based Landing System to EasyJet

    Toulouse03June2022.AirbushasdeliveredthefirstAirbusA320neoequippedwiththelatestSatelliteBasedLandingSystem(SLS)technologytolongstandingcustomereasyJet.SLSenablespilotstoperform‘straight-in’approachesusingsatelliteprecisionwhencomingintolandatairports,withouttheneedforadditionalground-basedsystemssuchas*ILS,eveninlow-visibilityconditions,whilesavingfuelandreducingemissions. SLSfirstenteredserviceinEuropewiththeA350in2015afterAirbushadsuccessfullypioneereditsdevelopmentandintroductionforCAT1approacheswithsupportoftheEUAgencyfortheSpaceProgramme(EUSPA)–formerlyknownastheGSA–andtheEuropeanCommission.AnSLSfunctionisalsoavailableonA220andA330aircraftfamiliesandinprogressfortheA380. “ByusingSLS,airlinesbenefitfromimprovedoperationalcapabilitiesandoperationalefficiency,”saysPhilippeMhun,AirbusHeadofProgrammesandServices.“WeareverypleasedtoofferthisnewAirTrafficManagementcapabilitynowontheA320Family,whichdemonstrateshowAirbusiskeepingitsaircraftatthecutting-edgeoftechnology.”Headds:“TheintroductionofsatellitebasedtechnologieshighlightsthebenefitofAirbus’cross-divisionalcollaboration.WithAirbusDefenceandSpacebeingoneoftheworldleadersinsatellitetechnology,wetakeadvantageofthisexpertiseandapplyittocommercialaviation.WearegratefulfortheexcellentsupportprovidedbytheEUSPAandtheEuropeanCommission.” AirbusisalsodevelopingthenewgenerationofEGNOS,theEuropeanSatelliteBasedAugmentationSystem.“Airbusisengagedandcommittedtothedeliveryofthenextversionoftheprogrammeby2027,”statedFrançoisGaullier,HeadofTelecomandNavigationatAirbusDefenceandSpace.“SLSuserswillseamlesslybenefitfromtheincreaseinperformanceastheservicebecomesavailableatadditionalEuropeandestinations.” DavidMorgan,DirectorofFlightOperations,easyJet,said:“Weareexcitedaboutthislatesttechnologicaldevelopmentasitrepresentsanothersteptowardsfurtherimprovementoftheefficiencyofouroperationswhilehelpingustoreducefuelusageandthereforetackleourcarbonemissions.“Webelievethatmodernisingtheaviationsectorisacrucialgoalrequiringthejointandcoordinatedeffortoftheentireindustry.Wearecommittedtosupportthedevelopmentofnewtechnologies,togetherwithourpartnersacrosstheindustry,allowingustooperateinthemostefficientandtechnologically-advancedwaypossibleforthesafetyofourcustomersandtheprotectionofourplanet.” TheA320neoFamilyincorporatesnewgenerationenginesandSharklets,whichtogetherdeliveratleast20percentfuelandCO2savings,aswellasa50percentnoisefootprintreduction.AttheendofApril2022theA320neoFamilyhadreceivedmorethan8,000ordersfromaround130customers.Sinceitsentryintoservicesixyearsago,Airbushasdeliveredover2,200A320neoFamilyaircraftcontributingto15milliontonnesofCO2savingversusthepreviousgenerationaircraftwhichtheyreplace. Underthisbackground,theAircraftValueManagementInternationalForum2022willbeheldonOctober20thto21stinShanghai,China.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonnewaircraftvalueassessment,disposalofoldaircraft,aircraftleasingandoperation,aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactiveaircraftmanagement. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 15,2022
  • TK Elevator Supports Passenger Well-being and Safe Mobility at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in China

    TKElevatorsuppliesmorethan100elevatorscustomizedwithvoiceandgesturecontrolstoChongqingJiangbeiInternationalAirportinChinatoenabletouchlessusability. Contactlessandsafetravelatbusylocationsisanincreasingrequirementformobilitysolutions,especiallysincetheCOVIDpandemic.AtChongqingJiangbeiAirport,animportantairtraffichubinthewesternChinesemajoreconomiczoneofChengdu-Chongqing,TKElevatorenablesexactlythiswithinnovativesolutionsandproducts:Morethan100customizedelevatorswithgestureandvoicerecognitioneliminatetheneedforanycontactwithsurfacesinpublicspaces.TKElevatoristherebyexpandingitsportfolioofsaferandconvenientmobilityservicesforpassengersandairportvisitorsinChina. Inthefuture,userswillbeabletosimplycallandoperatetheelevatorthroughhandgesturesandvoicecommand.Thishelpstoavoidphysicalinteractionwithelevatorsurfacesandbuttonsthatarepronetoattractingvirusesandbacteria.Thecustomizedtouchlesselevatorofferingisidealforurbanspaceswithhigh-volumepassengertrafficsuchasairportsandothertypesoftransportationhubs. “Productinnovationinurbantransportsystemsisvitaltotheeconomicdevelopmentofcountriesanddestinationsduringchallengingtimessuchasthepandemic.Newideasareessentialtoraisingtransportationhubstonewlevelsofefficiency,”saysJürgenBöhler,CEOofTKElevatorAsiaPacific.“Asamobilitypartner,TKElevatorpridesitselfonunderstandingandquicklyrespondingtotheneedsofcustomersandpassengersalike.OurcustomizedelevatoroperatingsolutionsfortheairportinChongqingfurtherunderlinethisstrength.” TheexpansionoftheChongqingJiangbeiInternationalAirportissettobeakeygrowthdriverandoneofthemostimportantinfrastructureenhancementsforWesternChinainthenation’s14thFive-YearPlan.ItoutlinesChina’sstrategytofurtheradvanceitseconomicandsocialdevelopmentuntil2025. TKElevatorisoneofthemarketandinnovationleadersinChina.Itselevators,escalatorsandmovingwalksareheavilyrepresentedatinternationalanddomesticairportsincludingBeijing,Chongqing,Shenzhen,HongKongandInnerMongolia.The100+strongfleetofelevatorssuppliedtothenewT3BterminalattheChongqingJiangbeiInternationalAirport,alongwithmorethan300otherpreviouslyinstalledelevatorunitsfromTKElevatorwillfurtherreinforcesafeandconvenienttransportationfortravelersaroundChina’sWesternaviationhub. Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority ,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrict,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 15,2022
  • CAE Puts VR To Work in Pilot Training

    CAE’suseofvirtualandmixedrealityenvironmentsforpilottrainingispartofamassiveinvestmentthecompanymadelastyearinthedevelopmentofinnovativetechnologies. SimulatormanufacturerandtrainingproviderCAEistargetingvirtualandmixedreality(VRandMR)technologyfornewtrainingplatforms,includingitslatestSprintVRTrainer.Thedeviceincludesphysicalstick,throttle,andruddercontrols,CAE’sMedallionimagegenerator,aVRheadset,andhapticfeedbackforactuationofinstrumentpanelequipment. SprintstandsforSelf-Paced,Real-timeInsightsforNext-generationTraining,anditisdesignedtoallowstudentstopracticeflyingusingavirtualcoachandCAE’sRiseperformancegradingandassessmenttools.StudentscanusetheSprintTrainer“topracticetrainingtasks,procedures,andmaneuversinanaffordable,high-fidelity,immersiveenvironmenttomasterlessonsattheirownpace,”accordingtoCAE. Formilitarycustomers,CAE’sMissionAugmentedVirtualReality/RearCrewTrainer(MAVRC)goesastepfurtherwithmixedreality(MR)technologyemployedinaphysicalreplicaofanaircraftfuselage.Designedtoprovidearealistictrainingenvironmentforaircrewworkingin ahelicopter’scabin,theMAVRCallowscrewstoworktogetherinasimulatedoutsideenvironmentthatispresentedontheirhelmet-mounteddisplays(HMD).Thedeviceincludesworkingdoors,afullyfunctioningramp,flatandbubblewindows,andcabindisplays.Trainingscenariosthatcanbereplicatedincludemedicalevacuation,searchandrescue,surveillance,doorgunner,andconfined-arealandings,accordingtoCAE. “TheHMDprojectstheout-the-aircraftvirtualworldwhileallowingeachcrewmembertoseeeverythingexistinginsidetheaircraft,”CAEexplained.“Terrain,vehicles,weather,andhigh-fidelityscenariosallhelpensurecrewmembersarefullyimmersedinthetrainingtasks.” PilotscanbeaddedtothetrainingscenariosbycouplingtheMAVRCwithafull-missionsimulatororflighttrainingdevice.CAEalsoofferstheoptionofdistributedmissionoperations,wheretheMAVRCcanbe“networkedwithothertrainingdevicesforcomprehensiveandimmersivemissiontrainingandrehearsal.” Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldinAugust,2022inLangfang,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 15,2022
  • The FL-64 Wind Tunnel of the Aviation Industry Pneumatic Institute Completes the First Hypersonic 3D Schlieren Trial in China

    Recently,AeronauticalPneumaticInstitutehascompletedthetechnicalverificationoftypicalmodel3DrippleshadowtestinFL-64windtunnel,andsuccessfullyrealizedthe3Dreconstructionofexcitationsystemofhypersonicconfiguration. Thetestisbasedontheexistingwindtunnelrollmechanismand2Drippleshadowsystem,andadoptstheprincipleoftomographytechnologytoobtainomnidirectionalrippleshadowimagebymodelroll,andafterimageanddataprocessingsuchassinusoidalmapextraction,inverseradontransformandtomographydatastitching,aspatiallightintensityfieldwithpixel-levelresolutionissuccessfullyconstructed,whichcanbeusedtodisplaythe3Dsurgestructure.Theestablishmentof3Drippleshadowtesttechnologyisofgreatsignificancetopromotetheresearchof3Dflowmechanismofhypersonicvelocityandimprovethequalityofwindtunneltestdata. TheFL-64windtunnelcontinuestocarryoutflowfieldcalibrationandmodelingtests,andnowhasthefullMachtestcapabilityfromMach4.0to8.0.Atthesametime,FL-64windtunnelcontinuestostrengthentheconstructionofspecialtestcapabilities,andhascompletedtheverificationoflowdynamicpressure,airinlet,flowdisplay,CTSandmanyothertestcapabilities.Withthecontinuousexpansionandenhancementoftestsystemsandmeasurementtechnologies,theFL-64windtunneltesttechnologycapabilityisbecomingmoreandmoreperfect.Theprojectteamwilltakethewindtunnelasthebasis,givefullplaytothetechnicaladvantagesoftheintegratedresearchteamsofthepneumaticinstitute,adheretothegoalof"creatinghighoutputvalueandachievingoriginalresults",andcontinuouslyimprovethelevelofhypersonicwindtunneltestingandscientificresearchtechnology. Underthisbackground,the12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022willbeheldonJuly21st-22nd,inNanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Jun 15,2022
  • Rolls-Royce Reports Strong Progress in Pearl 10X Testing

    PhotoCredit:Rolls-Royce Accordingto Rolls-Royce (London,U.K.),itsPearl10Xenginedevelopmentprogramtopower DassaultAviation’s(Paris,France) flagship,theFalcon10X, hasmadegoodprogress,andhas successfullycumulatedmorethan1,000testinghours,bothontheAdvance2demonstratorandthePearl10Xengineconfiguration.Theengine’s compositepackage, secured inFeb.2022by FACCAG (RiedimInnkreis,Austria),includessupplyof thefantrackliners,spinner andcablebushingfortheturbofanengine. ThefirstdedicatedPearl10Xtestengineranforthefirsttimeearlierthisyearandsurpasseditstargetthrustlevelsonthefirsttestrun,makingitthemostpowerfulbusinessaviationengineintheRolls-Royceportfolio,saysthecompany. Alltestingconductedsofarhasprovedthereliabilityoftheengineandshownitwillmeetperformancerequirements.Sofar,thedevelopmentprogram hasincludedtherigoroustestingofthenew,ultra-lowemissionsALMcombustor,whichiscompatiblewith100%sustainableaviationfuel(SAF)andthenewaccessorygearbox,whichenables forhigheradditionalpowerextraction.Oneofthenextmilestoneswillbethefirstfullpowerplant,includingitsbespoke SpiritAeroSystems (Wichita,Kan.,U.S.) nacelle,EBUandmountsystem,enteringthetestprogram laterthisyear. “ThecombinationofhighlyefficientpowerandoutstandingenvironmentalperformanceofthePearl10XisinaclassofitsownandwillsupportDassault’sFalcon10Xinsettingnewstandardsintheultra-long-rangecorporatejetmarket,”Dr.DirkGeisinger,directorbusinessaviation,Rolls-Royce,emphasizes. ThePearl10Xfeaturesanefficient Advance2enginecore,combinedwithahigh-performance,low-pressuresystem,resultinginathrustofmorethan18,000pound-force.ComparedtothelastgenerationofRolls-Roycebusinessaviationengines,thePearl10Xoffersa5%higherefficiency,whiledeliveringoutstandinglownoiseandemissionsperformance. The“6thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum”(CAESH)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionAugust30thto31st,2022,focusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depthandwithanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe“aviationindustrypoliciesandmarkettrends”,“applicationofnewrenewableenergyandhydrogenfuel”,“advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology”,“globalshort-termsupplychaincoordination”andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 15,2022
  • China's AC313A Large Civil Helicopter Makes Maiden Flight

    NANCHANG--China'sindependently-developedAC313AlargeutilitycivilhelicoptersuccessfullyconducteditsmaidenflightonTuesday,announcedtheAviationIndustryCorporationofChina,thecountry'sleadingaircraftmaker. The13-tonne-classlargehelicoptermadeitsmaidenflightatanairportinJingdezhen,EastChina'sJiangxiprovince,markingamajorstepforwardinthedevelopmentofChina'sairemergencyrescuesystem,theAVICsaid. ThedevelopmentworkofAC313Awillnowentertheflighttestphaseafterthemaidenflight,accordingtothedeveloper. Itisexpectedtoreceivecertificationduringthe14thFive-YearPlanperiod(2021-2025),andthereafterenterthemarkettoservecustomers. AC313Aisamajoraerialvehiclemodelwhichisspeciallydevelopedtomeetthecountry'sdemandsfromairrescuemissions.Itisexpectedtohelpassistthecountryinstrengtheningthenationalairemergencyrescuesystemandcapabilities,accordingtotheAVIC. Source:ChinaDaily

    May 30,2022
  • Airlines' Awaited C919 Makes Test Flight

    ThefirstC919largepassengerjetintendedto enterservicewithChinaEasternAirlinescompleteditsdebuttestflightin ShanghaionSaturday,bringingtheofficialdeliverydateoftheaircraftmodel forcommercialflightsonestepcloser,airindustryexpertssaid. At6:52am,thedomesticallymadejet,number B-001J,tookofffromShanghaiPudongInternationalAirportandreturnedthere ingoodconditionat9:54amafterperformingmultipletaskswell,accordingto itsmanufacturer,CommercialAircraftCorpofChina. Duringthethree-hour,two-minuteflight, pilotsandengineersworkedtogethertocompletealldesignedoperations, accordingtoXinhuaNewsAgency. "Thelatesttestflightshowedthatthe nation'sfirstdomesticallymade,narrow-bodypassengerplaneC919iscloserto beginningoperationincommercialflights,"saidZhengHongfeng,founder andCEOofaviationdataandsolutionserviceproviderVariFlight. Beforeitentersservice,theaircraftmust makemoretestflightsandacquirethenecessaryairworthinesscertificates, andpreparationsmustbemadeforitsdelivery,COMACsaid. TheC919,China'sfirstself-developedtrunk jetliner,has158to174seatsandarangeof4,075to5,555kilometers. Thetwin-engine,single-aisleaircraft,which iscomparablewiththeupdatedAirbus320andBoeing'snewgeneration737 planes,madeitsmaidenflightonMay5,2017.Todate,COMAChasreceived815 ordersforitfrom28Chineseandforeigncompanies,accordingtothecompany's website. WhentheC919beginscommercialservice, Chinesecivilaviationwillhaveanewoption,Zhengsaid. Withitsflighttesting,forinstance,1,694 outofthe3,273plannedtestpointshadbeencompletedasofDecember,anda largenumberoffurthertestsaretobecompleted,YangZhenmei,oftheCivil AviationAdministrationofChina,toldThePaper.cn. Onceitgetsthenecessaryairworthiness certificates,thefirstC919isexpectedtobedeliveredtoitsbuyerwithin theyear,WuYongliang,vice-generalmanagerofCOMAC,saidearlierthisyear. Theresearchandmanufacturingoftheaircraft wasacomplicatedproject,Yangsaid. OnTuesday,ChinaEasternAirlinesannounced thatitplanstoraise15billionyuan($2.2billion)throughanonpublic issuanceofsharestobuy38newaircraft,includingfourC919passengerjets and24domesticallymaderegionalpassengerjetARJ21-700aircraft,aswellas toimproveliquidityamidthecurrentCOVID-19outbreak. Accordingtotheannouncement,aC919aircraft costs$99million. Underthisbackground,the12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022willbeheldon July21st-22nd,inNanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    May 30,2022
  • Lufthansa Opts for Panasonic Avionics in Boeing 747-8 Cabin IFEC Upgrades

    Lufthansais upgradingitsBoeing747-8fleetwiththeNEXTin-flightentertainment(IFE) systemsuppliedbyPanasonicAvionics,accordingtoaMay19announcement betweenthetwocompanies. NEXTistheIFE systemdevelopedbyPanasonicthatprovidesairlinepassengerswithaccessto in-flightInternet,livetelevision,andotherstreamingcontentserviceswhile alsogivingairlinesdataandanalyticalinsightsaboutIFEcontentusage trends.Undertheagreementconfirmedintheirnewannouncement,Panasonichas confirmedthatLufthansaisalsorenewinganexistingagreementfor connectivityservicesalreadydeployedonotherLufthansawidebodymodelaircraft. “Wearethrilled tobejoiningforceswithPanasonicAvionicsagain,”PaulEstoppey,Headof ProductManagementCabinatLufthansaGroup,saidinastatement.“OurBoeing 747-8sareanintegralpartofourlong-haulfleet,andwe’reconfidentthat thisinvestmentinPanasonicAvionics’in-flightentertainmentwillbepopular withourpassengers.” Panasonicwill alsoprovidemobilephoneconnectivityupgradedto"4Gspeeds"on Lufthansa's747-8aircraftwiththeirAeroMobileservice. ThecabinIFEagreement isdividedbetweenthe747-8'sbusinessclass,whichwillbeupgradedto 24-inch4Kscreenswith10-inchcontrolunitsandUSB–A/USB-C,ACpower,and wirelesschargingcapabilities.Inthepremiumeconomyclasssection,16-inch 4Kscreensarebeingadded,while13-inch4Kscreenupgradeswillbeaddedto theeconomyclass. "Weare delightedtobepartneringonceagainwithLufthansawiththisupgradeofthe passengerexperienceontheirflagshiplong-haulfleet,"KenSain,CEOof PanasonicAvionics,said,commentingonthenewLufthansa-Panasonicagreement. ThePanasonic agreementon747-8cabinIFECupgradescomesfollowinganotherrecentlong-haul BoeingfleetinvestmentmadebyLufthansatopurchasesevennewBoeing787-9s, threeBoeing777freighters,andsevenBoeing777-8Fs.ThePanasoniccabin interiorupgradesarebeingaddedtoatotalof19747-8soperatedbyLufthansa andthefirstupgraded747-8cabinisexpectedtobereadyfor passenger-carryingflightsbythesummerof2024. Underthisbackground, the“11thAnnualAvionicsInternationalForum”(AIF2022) willbeheldinthecityof Shanghai on August16thto17th,2022,focusonbreakingthroughthekeybottleneckssuchasavionicssystemintegration,cockpitinteractivedisplay,high-speednetworkcommunicationandreal-timehealthmonitoring,focusontheresearchanddevelopmentofcorekeybasiccomponentssuchasairborneembeddedoperatingsystem,protocolprocessingchipandDCmotorbearing,andcatchupwiththeinternationalmainstreamtechnologylevelintermsofmulti-functionaldisplay,aviationlightingequipmentandcockpitcontrolpanel.Promoteprofessionalsimulatorsandfullmotionflightsimulatorsanddrivethedevelopmentofspecialsoftwaresuchasflightcontrol,graphics,andimages.StrengthentheconstructionofsupportingcapacityofnavigationaircraftandUAVairbornesystem,torealizetheplatform,series,andlarge-scaledevelopmentofairbornesystem. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 30,2022
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada Selects H55 as Battery Technology Collaborator for Regional Hybrid-Electric Flight Demonstrator Program

    Pratt&WhitneyCanada(P&WC),a businessunitofPratt&Whitney,announcedthatH55S.A.hasbeenselected tosupplybatterysystemsforP&WC’sregionalhybrid-electricflight demonstratorprogram.Thedevelopmentofthebatterycomponentdesignsand associatedelectricalcontrolsystemswillalsobesupportedbytheNational ResearchCouncilCanada(NRC)andtheInnovativeVehicleInstitute(IVI). “We’redelightedtodrawfromH55’stechnology inthefieldofaircraftbatterysystems,andcollaboratewithNRCandIVIon optimizingthedesignforourhybrid-electricflightdemonstratorprogram,” saidJeanThomassin,executivedirectornewproductsandservices,P&WC. “Hybrid-electrictechnologyholdssignificantpotentialtoboosttheefficiency ofnextgenerationaircraftpropulsionsystems,allowingustosetnew standardsforsustainabilityforregionalandcommuteraircraft.” TheparticipationofH55followsP&WC's July2021announcementofitsplanstodemonstratehybrid-electricpropulsion technology,throughaCAD$163millioninvestment,supportedbythegovernments ofCanadaandQuebec.WorkingwithRaytheonTechnologiessistercompanyCollins Aerospace,andDeHavillandAircraftofCanadaLimited,P&WCistargetinga 30%improvementinfuelefficiencyandcommensuratereductioninCO2emissions, comparedtotoday’smostadvancedturbopropenginesforregionalaircraft. CollinsAerospacewillprovidethe1megawattelectricmotorforthe hybrid-electricpropulsionsystem. “Ourgoalhasalwaysbeentoaddressregional commutertransportationandwithP&WC,thereisaperfectfitwherebyour coretechnologiescomplementeachother,”saidAndréBorschberg,co-founderand executivechairman,H55.“Bothcompaniessharethesamevisionastohow hybrid-electricpropulsioncanofferarangeofenvironmentalandeconomic benefits.HavingbeenselectedbyP&WCisanimportantvalidationthatour experienceisvaluedbyareputableindustryplayer.Weareexcitedtobe workinginQuebecwithP&WCandseveralotherindustryandresearch collaboratorsinbringingourbatterypacktothehybrid-electricdemonstrator program.” Asthetechnologicalspin-offofSolarImpulse, thefirstelectricairplanetoflyaroundtheworld,themissionofH55isto makeaviationclean,safe,andaffordable.TheSwiss-basedcompany’score competencieslieindevelopingpropulsionandenergystoragesolutionswhich aremodular,lightweight,andsafe.Afterhavingworkedandflownfourelectric aircraft,H55iswellplacedtoactasakeyenablerforelectrifiedregional commutertransportation. AsCanada'slargestfederalresearchand developmentorganization,theNRChasacentury-longhistoryandtrackrecord ofcontributingtothedevelopmentofscienceandinnovationinCanada.The NRC’scontributionswillincludesupportingthedevelopmentofthehighvoltage batterysub-systemsandtheirrelatedelements.IVIwillalsosupport developmentworktooptimizethedesignandintegrationofthebatteryand controlsystemsontheDeHavillandCanadaDash8experimentalaircraft.Ground testingofthepropulsiontechnologywillbeginin2022,towardsaflight demonstrationin2024. “Wearedelightedtosupportthisprojectas partofourmissiontohelpcompaniesdevelopandintegrateinnovativevehicle technologies,”saidFrançoisAdam,generalmanager,IVI.“Byenablingfuture aircrafttoachievegreaterefficiencyandloweremissions,projectslikethis willcontributetoacleanerandmoresustainabletransportationindustry.” Hybrid-electricpropulsiontechnologyisacore elementofPratt&Whitney’sstrategyforcontinuallyadvancingthe efficiencyofaircraftpropulsionsystems,insupportoftheindustry-widegoal ofachievingnetzeroCO2emissionsforaviationby2050.Thecompanyisalso developingtechnologiestosupportgreateruseofcleaner,alternativefuels, includingSustainableAviationFuels(SAFs)andhydrogen,eachofwhichwill benefitfromtheincreasedefficienciesenabledbyhybrid-electricpropulsion systems. The“6thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum”(CAESH)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionAugust30thto31st,2022,focusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depthandwithanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe“aviationindustrypoliciesandmarkettrends”,“applicationofnewrenewableenergyandhydrogenfuel”,“advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology”,“globalshort-termsupplychaincoordination”andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 30,2022
  • Flexjet to Adopt GE Digital’s Maintenance Insight Fleetwide

    Flexjet announcedthatithasadoptedGEDigital’s MaintenanceInsightsoftwaresolutionforitsfleetoperations.Maintenance Insightdetectsaircraftandcomponentdegradationbeforeevenscheduled maintenancewouldcatchit. TheMaintenanceInsightprogram alsogeneratesanalyticsthatcanbeusedtohelpoptimizeperformanceand decreaseinefficienciesthatleadtoexcessfuelburnandcarbonemissions, allowingFlexjettoreduceitscarbonfootprintwhileoperatingtheaircraft. “WebeganusingGEwireless flightdatatransmissionacrosstheFlexjetfleetin2019andarepleasedto becomethefirsttoadoptthisnewmaintenanceinnovationaswell,”saidMegan Wolf,Flexjet’sChiefOperatingOfficer.“Flexjetowns,operatesandmaintains ourownaircraft,andMaintenanceInsight’spowerfulanalyticswillgiveour award-winningmaintenanceteamevenmoretoolstokeepouraircraftintop shape.” MaintenanceInsightworksby extractingfull-flightdatafromeachaircraft’ssensors,enablingFlexjetto proactivelyidentifymaintenanceandreliabilityissues.Bygeneratingdata fromeveryflight,Flexjetisabletoidentifyproblemsthatotherwisemight notbecaughtuntilscheduledroutinemaintenance,avoidingunplanneddowntime. ThisalsoenablesaircrafttobeservicedatFlexjetmaintenancestations ratherthanatthird-partyservicestations,so-called“out-stationevents,” furtherreducingcostsanddelays. “Withtheabilitytoalso optimizeperformanceanddecreasefuelinefficiencies,thissoftwarewillhelp ustomaintainourindustryleadershipinthiscriticalfield,improving aircraftreliabilityandefficiency,protectingthenaturalenvironmentand controllingoperatingandmaintenancecosts,”saidWolf. Safetyisthehighestpriorityat Flexjetandgoeshandinhandwithaircraftmaintenance.Thisannouncementis onemoreinalonglineofsafetyaccoladesandinitiatives. In2021,Flexjetannouncedthat ithasachievedactiveconformancewiththeFAA’sSafetyManagementSystem (SMS).InearningthisdesignationfromtheFAA,Flexjethasjoinedanelite group–onlyonepercentofthenation’sprivatejetproviders–todoso. Inadditiontoits23-yearstreak asanFAADiamondAwardwinner,FlexjetalsoholdstheAviationResearchGroup/US (ARG/US)PlatinumSafetyRating,amongthemostesteemedaviationsafety ratings.ThebiennialPlatinumratingresultsfromindependentevaluationsand amulti-day,onsiteexaminationthatcomparescompaniesagainsttheindustry’s leadingpracticesforsafety. FlexjetalsomaintainsIS-BAO complianceatlevel2,baseduponaglobal,voluntarycodeofbestpractices withasafetymanagementsystem.IS-BAOconformswiththestandardsand practicesoftheInternationalCivilAviationOrganization,andcomplianceis thesameasmeetinganinternationalstandardofsafetyexcellence. Flexjetalsowasthefirst fractionaljetownershipprogramtomeetthedemandingIndustryAuditStandard oftheAirCharterSafetyFoundation,perhapsthemostdemandingstandardfor Part135,andremainsontheregistry.FlexjetalsotakespartintheFAA’s innovativePart5SafetyManagementSystem. “Aculturebuiltaroundsafety andservicecanneverbestagnant,”addedWolf.“GEDigital’sMaintenance Insightisaninnovativeresourcethatwillensureweremainthemost forward-lookingproviderofprivatejettravel,consistentlyattheforefront ofaircraftsafety,maintenanceandOwnerservice.” Underthisbackground,AviationDigitization TechnologyForumVirtual2022isplannedtobeheldonlinefromJuly26thto28th, 2022,thethemeofthisforumis“Focusondigitalempowermentandaccelerate theintelligentdevelopmentandreformofcivilaviationinChina”,pay attentiontothedigital’smaintenanceinsightsoftwaresolution,fuelburnand carbonemissions,wirelessflightdatatransmission,newmaintenanceinnovation, maintenanceandreliabilityissues,showsolicitudeforsafetyaccoladesand initiatives,bestpracticeswithasafetymanagementsystem,themost forward-lookingproviderofprivatejettravel,improveaircraftreliability andefficiency,protectthenaturalenvironmentandcontrollingoperatingand maintenancecosts. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 31,2022
  • China's AC352 Mid-sized Utility Helicopter Completes Flight Test for Airworthiness Certification

    TheChina-developedAC352mid-sizedutilityhelicopterhascompletedtheflighttestphaseoftheairworthinesscertificationprocess,theAviationIndustryCorporationofChina(AVIC)announcedThursday.  ItsignifiedthattheAC352helicoptermodelhasenteredthefinalphasebeforegainingtheairworthinesscertification,theAVICadded.  TheAC352helicopter'sflighttestincluded87subjects,suchastake-offandlanding,levelflight,climbperformance,aswellasstabilityandlow-speedoperation,amongothers,asrequiredbythecivilaviationauthoritiestoverifythenewhelicoptermodel'sdiverseperformance,withatotaltestdurationof37.25flighthours.  Civilaviationauthoritieshavesystematicallyevaluateditsperformance,controlqualityandtheworkingconditionsofitsonboardfacilities,theAVICsaid.  Inthenextstep,theAC352willcarryoutotherflightteststofurtherverifyitsdiversefunctionsandreliability,accordingtotheAVIC.  DevelopedbyAVICHarbinAircraftIndustry,theAC352isamid-sizedtwin-engineutilityhelicopter.Itcancarryupto16passengerswitha7.5-tonnemaximumtake-offweight.  TheAC352successfullyconducteditsmaidenflightonDecember20,2016,inHarbin,capitalcityofnortheastChina'sHeilongjiangProvince.  Itbeganitsflight-testjourneyforairworthinesscertificationattheendof2019.Theperformanceofthismodelwasfullyverifiedduringpreviousflighttestsinhighandlowtemperatures,sub-plateausandothercomplicatedenvironmentsacrossthecountry,theAVICsaid.  TheAC352enrichesthepedigreeofChina'scivilhelicopterfamilyinthe7-tonneclass,thedevelopersaid. Source:CCTVPlus

    May 27,2022
  • Ethiopian Airlines Orders 5 More B777F Cargo Planes

    Ethiopian Airlines,thelargestaviationgroupinAfrica,anditslongstandingpartner, BoeingInc.haveannouncedtheairlineisfurtherexpandingitsall-Boeing freighterfleetwithanorderforfiveB777F.EthiopianAirlinesGroupCEOMr. MesfinTasewsaid”TheadditionofthesefiveB777 Frieghtersintoourcargofleetwillenableustomeetthegrowingdemandin ourcargooperation.WhilecementingourpartnershipwiththeBoeingCompany withneworders,thegrowthofourfreighterfleettakesthecapacityand efficiencyofourshipmentservicetothenextlevel.Wealwaysstrivetoserve ourcustomerswiththelatesttechnologyaircrafttheaviationindustrycould offer.OurAfrica’slargestcargoterminalcoupledwithfuelefficient freightersandwelltrainedcargohandlingprofessionalswillenableourcustomers getthebestqualityshipmentservice.CustomerscanrelyonEthiopianforwide-ranging cargoservicesacrossfivecontinents.”Boeing’smarket-leading777Freighter istheworld’slargest,longest-rangeandmostcapabletwin-enginefreighter currentlyflyingwith17%lowerfueluseandemissionscomparedtoprior airplanes.EthiopianAirlinescurrentlyoperatesafleetofnine777freighters, utilizingtherangeof4,970nauticalmiles(9,200km)andmaximumstructuralpayload of107tonnes(235,900lb)toconnectAfricawith66dedicatedcargocentersthroughout Asia,Europe,theMiddleEastandtheAmericas.EthiopianCargoandLogistics Servicescovers127internationaldestinationsaroundtheworldwithbothbelly holdcapacityanddedicatedfreighterservices. “Wevaluethe trustthatEthiopianAirlinesplacesinthe777Freightertosupporttheircargo ambitionswhichwillprovidethemwithincreasedcapabilityandflexibilityto theiroperations,”saidIhssaneMounir,Boeing’sseniorvicepresidentof CommercialSalesandMarketing.“Additional777Freighterswillenable Ethiopiantocapitalizeonnear-termcargodemand,whilepositioningthe airlineforfurtherexpansioninthefuture.”InearlyMarch2022,Boeingand EthiopianAirlinesalsoannouncedthesigningofaMemorandumofUnderstanding withtheintenttopurchasefive777-8Freighters,theindustry’snewest,most capableandmostfuel-efficienttwin-enginefreighter.EthiopianAirlinesalso operatesthree737-800convertedfreighters,aswellasacombinedpassenger fleetofmorethan80Boeingjetsincluding737s,767s,787sand777s. Underthisbackground,theAircraftValueManagementInternationalForum2022willbeheldonOctober30th-31st, inShanghai,China.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonnewaircraftvalueassessment,disposalofoldaircraft,aircraftleasingandoperation,aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactiveaircraftmanagement. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 30,2022
  • Kanata Aviation Training Selects ALSIM Device

    Imagecredit:Alsim KanataAviationTraininghasboughtanALSIMAL250simulator.BasedatHighRiverAirportinAlberta,Canada,thiswillbetheirfirstALSIMdevice. TheAL250simulatoraddressesinitialphasetrainingneedsincludingPrivatePilotLicense(PPL),CommercialPilotLicence(CPL),instrumentrating(IR)/multi-engine(ME)andisasingleenginepiston(SEP)/multienginepiston(MEP)re-configurablesimulatorcertifiedasanEASAFNPTII.Inaddition,itoffersbothclassicandglasscockpitinstrumentationforeachflightmodel. "TheadditionoftheALSIMAL250willmakeasignificantcontributiontoourstudentsandtheprovisionweoffer,togetherwithcontinuingourgoalofprovidingconsistentandqualitytraining,”saidGigiShamba,ChiefFlightInstructorofKanataAviationTraining.“WehaveinvestedinmoderntrainingaircraftusingtheDiamondDA20andweseetheALSIMAL250asthefrontrunningsimulatortocomplementourfleet.TheALSIMwillnotonlysupportourinitialtrainingprovisionbutwillbeextensivelyunderpinourIFRandmultiIFRprograms.Theinstallationissettocoincidewiththeopeningofournewpurpose-builtfacilityattheHighRiverAirportandwearenaturallyveryexcited.” Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldinJune27th-28th,2022inLangfang,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. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 30,2022
  • Huahu Airport in Full Swing for the Opening at the End of June

    OnMay16,theYangtzeRiverDailyreporter sawinEzhouHuaHuAirportTerminalBuilding,staffareworkinghardtofinish theworktopreparefortheairporttoopenasscheduled. Thereportersawthatonthetarmac, driverlesscarsshuttledbackandforth.Insidethetransferstation,robots sortgoods......ThesesceneswillbecomethenormatEzhouHuaHuAirport aftertheopeningoftheflight. 695GstationshavebeendeployedatHuaHu Airporttoachievefullaccessto5Gsignalsinpublicareas.Throughtheuse of5G,operationsandmaintenanceoftheengineroom,perimeterrobot inspection,droneinspection,unmanneddrivingontheramp,robotsortingand otheroperationscanbecarriedout. TheHuaHuAirporthasalsoestablisheda simulationcentre,whichthroughintelligentalgorithmsisabletorealisethe wholeprocessofsimulationincludingaircraftscheduling,aircraftspace allocation,cargoloadingandunloadingportallocation,aircrafttaxiingand vehicledrivingpaths.Inaddition,amathematicalmodelcanbeestablishedto predicttheflowofpassengersandcargobasedontheoperationalexperienceof SFandguidetheconstructionlayoutandoperationalplanoftheairport.The digitalsimulationmodelcanlinkaircraft,securityvehicles,sortingsystems andotherentitiestorealizeintelligentsimulationofthewholeprocessof theairportsystem,includingflighttake-offandlanding,aircrafttaxiing, cargoloadingandunloading,trailertransport,servicevehiclesecurity, ticketprocessinginsortingcentres,groundtrafficandvehiclescheduling management.Itcanclearlyandintuitivelydisplaythesimulationoperation, keyindexdataandairportoperationscenariocomparison. Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldonNovember 22nd-23rdinShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrict,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccfor moredetails.

    May 30,2022
  • China Eastern Airlines to Raise Up to USD2.2 Billion in Share Sale to Buy 38 New Planes

    ChinaEasternAirlinestoRaiseUptoUSD2.2BillioninShareSaletoBuy38NewPlanes (YicaiGlobal)May11-- ChinaEasternAirlines,whichhad758passengerplanesinoperationasoftheendoflastyear,planstoraiseasmuchasCNY15billion(USD2.2billion)throughanon-publicsaleofsharesandusethemoneytobuy38newaircraftandboostitsworkingcapital. ChinaEasternwillbuy24 ComacARJ21-700,fourComacC919,six AirbusA350-900, andfourBoeingB787-9,theShanghai-basedfirmsaidyesterday.Thejets,whichareexpectedtobedeliveredbetweenthisyearand2024,willcostCNY10.5billioninall.TheotherCNY4.5billionraisedwillgotoreplenishthecarrier’sworkingcapital. Theairlinesaidthenewaircraftwillincreasecapacity,especiallyonmajorroutes,cutfuelconsumptionandmaintenancecosts,andboostrevenue.ItcalculatesthattheplaneswilladdnearlyCNY4billiontoannualincome. Revenuefell5.5percenttoCNY12.7billioninthefirstquarterof2022fromayearearlierbecauseofoutbreaksofCovid-19inChina.Theairline’snetlossmorethandoubledtoCNY7.8billion(USD1.2billion). ChinaEasternearliersignedanagreementwithCommercialAircraftCorporationofChina,orComac,tobecomethefirstairlinetotakedeliveryofthefirstfivedomesticallydevelopedC919passengerjets.Inyesterday’sstatement,itaddedthatthepriceforeachoftheseshort-andmedium-rangeaircraftisCNY653million(USD99million). AnARJ21-700costsCNY251million, whiletheA350-900andB787-9 cost USD317million and USD293million,respectively. SharesofChinaEastern[SHA:600115] gained1.5percenttodaytocloseatCNY4.66(69UScents)apiece,afterearlierrisingasmuchas3percent.TheShanghaistockmarketadded0.8percent. Editor:FuturaCostaglione Source:yicaiglobal

    May 12,2022
  • Viasat Secures Installation Approval in China

    ArenderingofsomethingapproximatingaViaSat-3satellite ViasatreceivedabigboostinChina.Thecompany’sin-flightconnectivityhardwaresolutionreceivedaCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC)ValidationofSupplementalTypeCertificate(VSTC)toinstallontheAirbusA320familyofaircraft.     AchievingtheCAACvalidationmilestoneinChinaissignificantbecauseChinese-basedairlines,usingourbest-in-classequipment,arenowastepclosertodeliveringanon-the-groundinternetexperiencetotheirpassengerswhilein-flight. –DonBuchman,Viasat’svicepresidentandgeneralmanager,CommercialAviation     ThecertificationisViasat’sfirstinChina,amajormilestoneasthecompanycontinuestopursueprovidingKa-bandconnectivityservicesinthecountry.ItbuildsonapartnershipestablishedwithChinaSatcomin2019andwhichhasevolvedoverthepastthreeyears.   WiththeVSTCinhandChineseairlinescannowmoveforwardwithinstallationanddeploymentofViasat’sindustry-leadingIn-FlightConnectivity(IFC)system,includingantenna,radome,modem,serverandWAPs,onAirbusA320s.   Withthehardwarecertified,ViasatcannowworktoexpanditsdirectrelationshipswithChineseairlines.ThatisamarketdominatedbyPanasonicAvionicsforlong-haulservicetoday.Ondomesticorregionalinternationalroutestheconnectivitymarketisnearnil.JustoneairlinehasKa-bandserviceactiveandthesuccessofthatdeploymentisunclear.   Viasatpreviouslyactivatedcoverageforitsnon-ChinesecustomersflyingoverChinathankstocapacityfromtheChinaSat-16satellite.Additionalcapacityisexpectedonlinebymid-decadewiththeplannedViaSat-3Asia-Pacificsatellite. Source:paxex.aero

    May 12,2022
  • China's Recovery Pushes Global Capacity To Highest Level In 2022 So Far

    Globalscheduledairlinecapacityreached88.5millionseatsintheweektoMonday,April25th,anincreaseof2.5millionseats(up3%)fromthepreviousweekandthehighestlevelin2022,accordingtothetraveldatafirmOAG. GrowthinChinaaccountedforhalfofthe2.5millionseatsadded.ThenumberofseatsonofferinChinaisexpectedtocontinuouslyincreaseandreachthepre-outbreaklevel(17millionperweek)aroundmid-June,accordingtoanOAGanalysisreport. Morerestriction-freetraveldestinationsalsohaveapositiveimpactoncapacityrebuild.TheUKhadalreadyendedalltravelrestrictionsbymid-March;ThailandandSingaporeremovedallremainingtravelrestrictionsforvaccinatedtravelerslastweek;Japanwilleaseentryrequirementsinthenextfewweekswithadoublingofpermittedinternationalarrivingvisitors. Theairlinesareputtingmorefaithinthefutureduetothetravelrecovery.Theplannedcapacityoverthenextthreemonthscontinuestoedgecloserto2019levels. Airlinecapacitybyregionandcountry ChineseairlinesaddingcapacitybackintotheirschedulesisdirectlydrivingthecapacitygrowthofNortheastAsia,andmadeitthefastest-growingregionalmarketlastweek.However,OAGdatashowstheregion'scapacityremainsabout36%belowthecorrespondingweekbeforethepandemic. Meanwhile,threeotherregionsarereportingmoreairlinecapacitythisweekthanthecorrespondingweekin2019:SouthAsia,CentralAsia,andCentralAmerica.Amongthem,SouthAsiahasaleadingfigureofan8%increase,primarilydrivenbyIndia,Pakistan,andtheMaldivesmarkets.InCentralAmerica,Mexicocontributesthemosttotherise,andinCentralAsia,it'sKazakhstan. Thetop20countrymarketsconsistofthree-quartersofallcapacityprovidedaroundtheworldcollectively.Thisgroupofnationsisat84%oftheirpre-pandemiclevelsandupby31%overlastyear. Asthemostprominentmarketworldwideandalmosttwiceaslargeasthesecondbiggestone(China),theUSaviationmarketgrew34%fromlastyear'scorrespondingweek,althoughremainingat9%belowthe2019level. TherearesignificantincreasesamongwesternEuropeancountries;theUnitedKingdomhasachievedaremarkable706%increasecomparedtolastyear,whilecapacitystandsat295%forGermany,371%forItaly,and265%forFrance.TheonlytworeportingnegativefigurescomparedtothepreviousyearareRussianFederationat-13%andVietnamat-16%. Topplayersandstrugglingairlines Therecoveryscaleforsomeairlinesoverthepast12monthshasbeentrulyextraordinary.RyanairrankedNo.4inthegamewithover3.6millionseatsprovidedlastweekandisnowoperatingnearlytentimesthanitwasthisweeklastyear.Ontheotherhand,theonlythreeairlinesthathaveanegativenumbercomparedtothepreviousyearareallfromChina:-27%forChinaSouthern,-42.6%forChinaEastern,and-43.2%forAirChina. Ryanairhasaddedsignificantcapacityover2021.Photo:AdrianPingstoneviaWikimediaCommons     Forthoseairlinesoperatingatleast400,000seatsaweekin2019,therearestillsevenairlinesthathaveyettorecovertheircapacityto50%ofthe2019level;twoofthemareevenbelow25%oftheir2019capacitylevel.Theseare-77%forCathayPacificAirwaysand-74forGarudaIndonesia.SixofthesesevenstrugglingairlinesarefromAsia.Ifitexpandsthelisttothetop20,14arefromAsia. Source:OAG

    May 12,2022
  • Honeywell Demonstrates Alternative Navigation Capabilities In Gps-Denied Environments

    Honeywellhassuccessfullydemonstratedseveraladvancedalternativenavigationtechnologiesthatitsayswillhelpensureseamlessnavigation,evenwhenGPSsignalsareblocked,interrupted,orunavailable. ThecompanycompletedthetestsusingaLeonardoAW139andanEmbraerE170fixed-wingaircraft. ThecompanycompletedthetestsusingaLeonardoAW139(pictured)andanEmbraerE170fixed-wingaircraft.HoneywellPhoto Alternativenavigationsystemsusesensorssuchascameras,startrackers,radarsandradiostoaugmentoraidinertialnavigationsystems.Thesesystemscorrectinertialnavigationsystemsinenvironmentswhereglobalnavigationsatellitesystems(GNSS)aredenied. “Ourcustomersareseeinganincreaseinbothintentionalandunintentionalnavigationaldisruptions,includingjammingforGNSS-basednavigation,”saidMattPicchetti,vicepresidentandgeneralmanager,navigationandsensors,HoneywellAerospace. “Therehasn’tbeenasinglesetofsolutionsthatmeetallourcustomers’operationalneeds,sowedecidedtocreateone,”hecontinued. ThesuccessfullydemonstratedtechnologiesonboardtheAW139andE170werevisionaidednavigation,celestialaidednavigation,andmagneticanomalyaidednavigation. HoneywellsaiditsvisionaidednavigationsystemachievedGPS-likeperformanceonboththeEmbraerE170andAW139duringGPS-deniedconditions.Itsaidthetechnologyalsoshoweda67percentimprovementinGPS-deniedperformancecomparedwithtestingitcompletedlastyear.Thesystemusesalivecamerafeedandcomparesitwithmapstoprovideapassive,notjammable,andhighlyaccurateabsoluteposition. Thecelestialaidednavigationachievedanaccuracyof25meterscircularerrorprobabilityof50percentontheEmbraerE170.Honeywellsaidthisrepresenteda38percentimprovementinGPS-deniedperformancecomparedwithtestslastyear. Thecompanyaddedthatthisisthefirsttimearesidentspaceobjects-based(RSOs)navigationsolutionwasdemonstratedonanairborneplatform,asmostsolutionsrelyonlyonstar-basednavigation. Thecelestialaidednavigationachievedanaccuracyof25meterscircularerrorprobabilityof50percentontheEmbraerE170.EmbraerPhoto ThesystemutilizesastartrackertoobservestarsandRSOstoprovideapassive,notjammablesolutionwithGPS-likeaccuracyinGPS-deniedconditions. Finally,Honeywellsaiditconductedtheworld’sfirstreal-timemagneticanomaly-aidednavigationonanairborneplatform—theEmbraerE170.Thecompanysaidthetestwas“ahistoricmilestone”—asalmostallpreviousmagnetictestshavebeencompletedinspecialenvironmentstomitigateelectromagneticnoise. Thetechnologymeasurestheearth’smagneticstrengthandcomparesitwithmagneticmapstoaccuratelyidentifythepositionofthevehicle. Honeywellsaiditalsodemonstratedthatinertialnavigationsystems,whenpairedwiththeGPSDomeanti-jammingdevice,showedsignificantimprovementinpositionaccuracyandintegrityperformanceinthepresenceofGPSjamming.TheabilityofGPSDometoenabletrackingofGPSsatellitesundermoreaggressivejammingenvironmentsreducesperformancedegradationsthatcomewithGNSS-deniedconditions,thecompanysaid. Honeywell’salternativenavigationprototypesystemswillbeavailablein2022,withinitialdeliveriesexpectedtostartin2023. Underthisbackground,the“11thAnnualAvionicsInternationalForum”(AIF2022)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionMidofAugust,2022,focusonbreakingthroughthekeybottleneckssuchasavionicssystemintegration,cockpitinteractivedisplay,high-speednetworkcommunicationandreal-timehealthmonitoring,focusontheresearchanddevelopmentofcorekeybasiccomponentssuchasairborneembeddedoperatingsystem,protocolprocessingchipandDCmotorbearing,andcatchupwiththeinternationalmainstreamtechnologylevelintermsofmulti-functionaldisplay,aviationlightingequipmentandcockpitcontrolpanel.Promoteprofessionalsimulatorsandfullmotionflightsimulatorsanddrivethedevelopmentofspecialsoftwaresuchasflightcontrol,graphics,andimages.StrengthentheconstructionofsupportingcapacityofnavigationaircraftandUAVairbornesystem,torealizetheplatform,series,andlarge-scaledevelopmentofairbornesystem. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 12,2022
  • Air Canada Chooses Pratt & Whitney to Power Its Airbus A321XLRs

    EnginemanufacturerPratt&WhitneyhasannouncedthatitwillbetheturbofanproviderofchoiceforAirCanada'sorderofAirbusA321XLRaircraft.TheCanadianflagcarrierhasarichhistoryofusingthecompany'sengines,whichdatesbacktothearrivalofitsfirstaircraft.Let'stakeacloserlookatwhatthismeans. Animportantdecision Pratt&WhitneyrevealedthismorningthatAirCanadahadchosenittoprovideenginesforitsincomingAirbusA321XLRorder.ThedecisionaffirmsthestrongrelationshipthattheCanadianflagcarrierhaswiththemanufacturer,andisreflectiveofawidertrendwhenitcomestoengineselectionattheairline. Afterall,asPratt&Whitneyproudlydeclaredintoday'sstatement,ithasbeenprovidingAirCanadawithenginessincethearrivalofitsfirstaircraft,aP&WWasp-equippedLockheedModel10Electra.ThecompanyalsohasacloseconnectiontothecountryofCanadaasawhole,withadivisionbasedinLongueuil,Quebec.AirCanada'sSeniorVPofOperationsandExpressCarriers,RichardSteer,stated: "AirCanadaispleasedtobepartneringwithPratt&WhitneybyselectingGTFenginesforournew fleetofAirbusA321neoaircraft.TheGTF'sefficiencyandreliabilitywillhelpuslowercostsandalsoallowustoexpandournetwork.Aswell,theGTF'sstate-of-the-arttechnologywilladvanceour environmentalprogrambyreducingemissionsandnoise." Pratt&Whitney'sGearedTurbofan(GTF)enginesarecommonamongmodernnarrowbodies.Photo:RafaelLuizCanossaviaWikimediaCommons Acloserlookattheorderandenginechoice AsexplainedbyPratt&Whitneyintoday'sstatement,AirCanada'sorderfortheA321XLRconsistsof"30firmand14purchaseright"aircraft.Lastmonth,SimpleFlyingtookacloserlookatwheretheairlinemightflytheseextra-long-rangetwinjets.Thefirstisexpectedtoarriveinjustundertwoyears,inQ1of2024. AswellastheA320neofamilytowhichtheA321XLRbelongs,youcanalsofindPratt&WhitneyPW1000G(alsoknownastheGearedTurbofan/GTF)enginesonthelikesoftheA220andEmbraer'snewE2jets.Inthisinstance,AirCanada'salternativeenginechoicewouldhavebeentheCFMInternationalLEAP-1Amodel.Pratt&Whitney'sChiefCommercialOfficer,RickDeurloo,statedthat: "ThePratt&WhitneyGTFfamilyofengineshassavedoperatorsmorethan600milliongallonsoffuelandhelpedavoidsixmillionmetrictonsofcarbonemissionssinceitenteredservicein2016.What'sgoodfortheenvironmentisalsogoodforbusiness,andmarqueeoperatorssuchasAirCanadawillcontinuetoservetheircustomerswiththemostefficientenginesonoffertoday." AirCanadaalsousesP&WenginesonitsAirbusA220s.Photo:VincenzoPace|SimpleFlying. AbigdayforAirCanada Asithappens,todayhasalsoseenasecondimportantannouncementconcerningAirCanada,namelythepublicationofitsfirst-quarterfinancialresults.Ithasbeenamixedstartto2022,withPresidentandCEOMichealRousseaunoting"theyearbeganwithweaknessbroughtonbytheOmicronvariantandtravelrestrictions.However,wequicklyreboundedinMarch." Theairlinebelievesthatthisindicatesitwillfarebetterinthecomingmonths.Intermsofthekeyfigures,AirCanadaregisteredfirst-quarteroperatingrevenuesof$2.573billion,andanoperatinglossof$550million.Bothofthesefiguresrepresentsignificantimprovementscomparedtothesameperiodlastyear. The“6thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum”(CAESH) willbeheldinthecityof Shanghai on June15thto16th,2022,focusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depthandwithanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe“aviationindustrypoliciesandmarkettrends”,“applicationofnewrenewableenergyandhydrogenfuel”,“advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology”,“globalshort-termsupplychaincoordination”andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation.  Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 12,2022
  • Icbc Aviation Has Completed A Sale and Leaseback (Slb) Transaction with IAG Group Carrier Iberia

    Chinesebank-backedlessorICBC Aviationhascompletedasaleandleaseback(SLB)transactionwithIAGGroup carrierIberiacoveringanAirbusA350-900widebodydeliveredtotheSpanish flagcarrierinMarch. ThisisIberia’s12th A350-900in thefleet,withanothereightonfirmorderfromAirbus. IberiahasfinancedpreviousA350 deliveriesbywayofSLBswithJacksonSquareAviation,SMBCAviationCapital andCCBLeasing, AirfinanceJournal FleetTrackerdatashows.Italso hastappedJapaneseinvestormoniesforcertainA350s,withTokyoCenturyas manager. ThiswasnotICBCAviation’sfirstSLB dealwithIberia;in2020itdeliveredfourA321neostoIberiaExpressandtwo A320neostothemainlineairline,alsoonSLB. FleetTrackershowsthatICBC Aviation alsohasclosedA350dealswithcarriersincludingAirFrance, AsianaAirlines,EthiopianAirlinesandSAS. Underthisbackground, the AircraftValueManagementInternationalForum2022 willbeheldon June23rd-24th,2022 in Shanghai,China.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonnewaircraftvalueassessment,disposalofoldaircraft,aircraftleasingandoperation,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 aircraftmanagement. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 12,2022
  • China’s Loong Spearheads Airbus Evidence-Based Pilot Training Drive

    China'sLoongAirisadoptinganewpilotassessmentsystemdescribedasa"newerafortraining."Itsoundsgreatintheorybutwillitliftsafety? China'sfastestgrowingairline,LoongAir,isthefirstAirbuscustomertoadopttheOEMsEvidenceBasedTrainingprogram. Chinaisleadingtheworldinadoptingevidence-basedtraining(EBT)forpilots.In2020theCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC)mandatedthatallChineseairlinesimplementacombinationofCompetencyBasedTrainingAssessment(CBTA)andEBTby2024. LoongAirisnotwaitingfortheCAACmandate CAAChasmandatedthatallChineseairlineswillhavetoimplementEvidenceBasedTrainingby2024.Photo:GettyImages LoongAirisgettingaheadofCAAC'sregulationsbyadoptingtheAirbusprogram.Theseregulations,whichareunderconsiderationbyotherregulators,acknowledgenewaircrafttechnologyanddevelopmentsinaircraftoperationsthatpilotsarefacingtoday. LoongAiroperatesscheduledpassengerandcargoservicesfromHangzhouXiaoshanInternationalAirport(HGH).Accordingtoch-aviation.com,ithasafleetof64aircraft,comprisingoneAirbusA319-100,28AirbusA320-200,27AirbusA320-200N,fiveAirbusA321-200NXandthreeBoeing737F. Speakingaboutthenewprogramthisweek,LoongAirchairmanLiuQihongsaid: "We'reproudtobethelaunchcustomerforAirbus'EvidenceBasedTraining,andthefirstairlineinChinatostepintotheneweraofflighttraining." TypicallythistypeofRecurrentTrainingandCheckingtraining(RTC)isdoneatanAirbustrainingcenter.ByadoptingAirbusEBT,operatorscandotheactivityattheirfacilities,providingtheirinstructorsaretrainedtoAirbusstandardsandhaveaFullFlightSimulator. EBTtakesintheairline'soperationalandtrainingdatatoadaptandcustomizethetrainingprogram.ItisanalternativetoRTC,whichistypicallyfocusedontaskandtask-basedtrainingandassessment. ItisanenhancementtoCompetencyTrainingandAssessment(CBTA),whichfocusesmoreonapilot'sabilitytohandletheoveralloperationoftheaircraft.Usingoperationaldataandperformancerequirements,CBTA/EBTreflectsthesituationspilotsfaceintheirroles. ThesimulatorplaysakeyroleinEBT Thesystem'sengineisadataanalyticspackagefromtheFrenchcompanyHinfact.Thissystemcombinesairlineoperationalandsimulatortrainingdataandusesanalyticstodeterminewhereapilot'scompetencycanbenefitfromcustomizedtrainingprograms. Hinfactsaystheirsystemssupportcompetencytrainingmanagementinthreekeyways.Itworksasanassistanttotheinstructorduringandaftersimulatorsessions,givespilotsdirectfeedbackandhelpsmanagerssetperformancestandards. AirbussaysitisexpandingitsflighttrainingportfoliobyextendingitsCompetencyBasedTrainingandAssessment(CBTA)toincludeEBT. EBTforaviationisnotanewconceptandwasfirstlaunchedin2007.ItwasdevelopedbytheInternationalAirTransportAssociation(IATA)underitsTrainingandQualificationInitiativeandendorsedbytheInternationalCivilAviationOrganisation(ICAO)in2013. Thisinitiativeaimedtoestablishanewmethodologyfordevelopingandconductingrecurrenttrainingandassessment.IATAassembledawide-rangingworkinggrouptodesignthenewtrainingmethodology. Itcomprisedrepresentativesfromairlines,civilaviationauthorities,academicinstitutions,aircraftOEMs,internationalorganizations,pilotrepresentativebodiesandtrainingorganizations. Toguideairlines,IATAproducedanimplementationguidein2013,co-brandedwithICAOandtheInternationalFederationofAirLinePilots'Association(IFALPA). Otherindustrieshavemovedawayfromtasktocompetency-basedassessmentwithvaryingsuccess. Ishandingthisbacktotheairlinesgoingtomakeaviationsafer?Ifnot,whydoit? Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldin29th-30thJune,2022inLangfang,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. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 12,2022
  • TSA Debuts State-of-the-Art Checked Baggage Inspection System at LGB

    Newsystempartof$110millioninvestment inairportfacilities. ExplosiveDetectionSystemunitsusedforcheckedbaggagescreeningatLongBeachAirport ExplosiveDetectionSystemunitsusedfor checkedbaggagescreeningatLongBeachAirport. TheTransportationSecurityAdministration (TSA)hascompletedcertificationonanupgradedandfullyautomatedChecked BaggageInspectionSystem(CBIS)toscreenthecheckedluggageoftravelers departingLongBeachAirport(LGB).Theinstallationofthenewsystem coincideswiththecompletionofanewticketinglobby,whichwillopento passengersonMay4,2022.BothprojectsarepartofrecentupgradestoLGB’s airportfacilities. TheCBISfeaturesanetworkofconveyor beltsthatsortsandtrackstravelers’checkedluggage,movingitseamlessly fromtheairlineticketcounter,throughthesecurityscreeningprocessand ontotheareawheretheluggageisloadedontotheaircraft.Bylaw,TSAis requiredtoscreenallcheckedluggageforexplosivesandothersecurity threatsthatcouldbecatastrophiconanaircraft. “WearegratefultoourpartnersatLong BeachAirportfortheirinvestmentinastate-of-the-artcheckedbaggage screeningsystem.Thisnew,high-capacityupgradewillensurethatTSA’s screeningoperationsareefficientwhiledeliveringthehighestlevelof security,whichissomethingtravelershavecometoexpect,”saidTSAFederal SecurityDirectorKeithJeffrieswhooverseesagencyoperationsatLGB. TheCBISfeaturestwoExplosiveDetection System(EDS)unitsthatgeneratea3-DX-rayimageofthecontentsofeach checkedbag.EachEDSunitiscapableofscreeningupto600bagsperhour. TheEDSisprogrammedtoanalyzethe contentsofacheckedbagtodetermineifitclearedfortravelorneeds furtherinspection.TSAhasanestablishedprocessinplacetoscreenanybag flaggedbytheEDSunitandresolveanysecuritythreats. TheCBIScost$25.5millionandwasfunded jointlybyfederalgrantsandairportrevenue.Thenewsystemreplacesonethat wasoriginallydesignedasaninterimfacilityfollowingtheeventsof9/11. Therelocationofthecheckedbaggageoperationwillallowforaccesstothe westsideofthehistoricterminalatLGB. Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrict,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 13,2022
  • The AC332-001 Helicopter Completed Riveting Work

    Recently,inTianjin,the AC332-001helicoptercompletedrivetingwork,andaccordingtotheplan,a seriesoftests,suchasstatictests,willbecommencednext. Recently,inTianjin,the AC332-001helicoptercompletedrivetingwork,andaccordingtotheplan,a seriesoftests,suchasstatictests,willbecommencednext. Itisestimatedthatinthenext20years,China'sdomesticaviationmarketalonewillreceivenearly5500newaircrafts,withatotalvalueof670billionUSdollars.Thisshowsthehugedomesticaviationmarketdemandhasbecomeaboostagenttopromotetheaircraftmanufacturingindustrytoachievecivilaviationpower.Asfarastheaircraftmanufacturingindustryisconcerned,itistheabsolutetruthtoproducecost-effectiveaircraft.Howtofurtherimprovethesafety,comfort,greenandintelligentdegreeofaircraftisthemissionentrustedbyhistorytotheaircraftmanufacturingindustry. Underthisbackground,the12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022willbeheldonEndofJuly,inNanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    May 13,2022
  • Sino Jet Expands Operations in China

    CharterandbusinessjetmanagementcompanySinoJethasestablishedanoperatingbaseinHainan,China,withacompany-ownedDassaultFalcon7XfollowingtheestablishmentoftheHainanfreetradeport. Inadditiontothebasingofthe large-cabintrijetthere,theBeijingandHongKongdual-headquarteredcompanywillfurtherinvestinbusinessjetgroundserviceoperations,aircraftmaintenance,andtechnicaltraininginthefreetradeportthroughacooperationagreementwiththeHaikouJiangdongNewAreaAdministration. SinoJetoperatesfrombasesin20citieswithafleetofnearly50aircraftandoperationalandmaintenancelicensesfromBermuda,Aruba,IsleofMan,Guernsey,SanMarino,andtheGreaterChinaregion.ThecompanyalsoplanstobaseasecondFalcon7XinHainan.ItisthefirstbusinessaviationservicesproviderintheHainanregion. Source:Ainonline

    Apr 28,2022
  • China's Ac352 Helicopter Enters Final Phase of Airworthiness Certification

    TheChina-developedAC352mid-sizedutilityhelicopterhasenteredtheflight-testphaseoftheairworthinesscertificationprocess,accordingtotheChinaAviationIndustryCorporation(AVIC). Thismarksthefinalstepforthenewhelicoptermodeltoacquireitsairworthinesscertificatefromthecivilaviationauthorities,saidtheAVIC. Duringthisphase,theAC352willcarryoutflighttestsbothtoacquireitsairworthinesscertificationandevaluateitsfunctionalreliability. Civilaviationauthoritieswillevaluateitsperformance,controlqualityandtheworkingconditionsofitsonboardfacilities. Priortothenewphase,theAC352hadcompleted458flighttestscarriedoutbyitsdeveloperover422.5flighthourstoverifytheaircraft'sperformance. DevelopedbyAVICHarbinAircraftIndustry,theAC352isamid-sizedtwin-engineutilityhelicopter.Itcancarryupto16passengerswitha7.5-tonnemaximumtake-offweightandamaximumrangeof1,000kilometers. TheAC352successfullyconducteditsmaidenflightonDec.20,2016,inHarbin,northeastChina'sHeilongjiangProvince. Thenewhelicoptermodelstarteditsflight-testjourneyforitsairworthinesscertificationattheendof2019. TheoutstandingperformanceoftheAC352helicoptermodelhasbeenfullyverifiedduringpreviousflighttestsinhigh-temperatures,low-temperatures,sub-plateausandothercomplicatedenvironmentsacrossthecountrylastingtwoyearsandfivemonths,saidtheAVIC. Source:China.org.cn

    Apr 28,2022
  • BAE Joins GE Aviation-Led Hybrid Electric Aircraft Tech Demonstrator Program

    GEAviation hasselected BAE Systems toprovideequipmentneededforaNASAresearchprojectaimedat developingamegawatt-class hybridelectronicpropulsionsystem for single-aisleaircraft. AspartoftheGE-ledinitiative,BAEsaid Thursdayitwilldesign,testandproduceenergymanagementcomponents includingcontrols,cablesandbatteriesforthehybridelectrictechnology demonstrator. Thedefensecontractorwilltestthepower managementsystemonCT7-9Bturbopropengines. BAEwillalsosupportgroundandflighttest demonstrationsandofferguidanceforelectricflightcertification. “Weareharnessingourexpertiseinenergy managementsystemsandflightcriticalcontrolstosupportthedevelopmentof electricpropulsionsystemsforthefutureofflight,”said Ehtisham Siddiqui,vicepresidentandgeneralmanagerofcontrolsandavionicssolutions atBAE. Inaseparateannouncement,GEAviationsaid NASAanditspartnersareinvestingatotalof$260millionin the ElectricPowertrainFlightDemonstration researchprojectover thenextfiveyears. The“6thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum”(CAESH)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune15thto16th,2022,focusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depthandwithanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe“aviationindustrypoliciesandmarkettrends”,“applicationofnewrenewableenergyandhydrogenfuel”,“advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology”,“globalshort-termsupplychaincoordination”andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 28,2022
  • Eve and Thales Partnered to Develop Evtol Aircraft

    EveUAM andThales haveteameduptosupport thedevelopmentofEve’selectricverticaltake-offandlanding aircraft inBrazil.Thestrategicpartnershipinvolvesaseriesofjoint studiesoveratwelve-monthperiod,whichstartedinJanuary2022,onthetechnical, economicalandadaptablefeasibilityofa100%electricallypoweredaircraft. Thaleswillalsocontributewithitsexpertiseindevelopingavionics, electric,flightcontrol,navigation,communication,andconnectivitysystems. “ThispartnershipwillstrengthenEve’spositionasa leadingplayerintheglobalmarketandourcommitmenttodeliveringan effectiveandsustainablenewmodeofurbantransportation.Embraerisa leadingplayerinaviationinBrazilandgloballyandhaspartneredwithThales formorethanthirtyyears,andnowEvewillleveragethispartnershiptoo,” saidAndreStein,co-CEOofEve. “ThalesisactivelyengagedinUrbanAirMobility emergence.WeareparticularlyproudtotakeanewstepinBrazil,joiningEve inaprojectthatcanbeagame-changerforsustainableurbanmobility worldwide,”saidYannickAssouad,Executive-VicePresident,Avionics,Thales. “Thisindustryiscomingtostayandwillbringmanyadvantagestothecountry, particularlyconcerningtheenvironment,duetotheuseofcleanenergy.” BothThalesTechnologicalSpaceCentre,inSãoJosédos Campos,andtheirrecentlyopenedAvionicsCentre,inSãoBernardodoCampo, willprovidesupporttoEve’sandEmbraer’steamsworkingontheproject,which willalsorelyonThales’engineersfromFrance,CanadaandtheUnitedStates.     Underthisbackground, the“11thAnnualAvionicsInternationalForum”(AIF2022) willbeheldinthecityof Shanghai on May31st-June1st,2022,focusonbreakingthroughthekeybottleneckssuchasavionicssystemintegration,cockpitinteractivedisplay,high-speednetworkcommunicationandreal-timehealthmonitoring,focusontheresearchanddevelopmentofcorekeybasiccomponentssuchasairborneembeddedoperatingsystem,protocolprocessingchipandDCmotorbearing,andcatchupwiththeinternationalmainstreamtechnologylevelintermsofmulti-functionaldisplay,aviationlightingequipmentandcockpitcontrolpanel.Promoteprofessionalsimulatorsandfullmotionflightsimulatorsanddrivethedevelopmentofspecialsoftwaresuchasflightcontrol,graphics,andimages.StrengthentheconstructionofsupportingcapacityofnavigationaircraftandUAVairbornesystem,torealizetheplatform,series,andlarge-scaledevelopmentofairbornesystem. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 28,2022
  • Viasat Achieves First In-Flight Connectivity Type Certification in China

    Viasathasachievedthe firsttypecertification foritsin-flight connectivitysysteminChinaontheAirbusA320. The CivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC)issuedaValidationof SupplementalTypeCertificate(VSTC)tothesatelliteoperatorforthe installationofKa-bandsatellitesystemsonAirbusA320s.UnderthenewVSTC, A320operatorsbasedinChinacanmodifytheiraircraftwithViasat'santenna, radome,modem,server,andwirelessaccesspoints(WAPs). According toViasat,thenewVSTCwasissuedbasedonanAirbusA320STCpreviously certifiedbytheEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgency(EASA). Xinhua,a ChinesemediaoutletmanagedbyChina'sgovernment,inFebruarypublished an update notingthatAirbusplanstodeliverthe600thA320family aircraftassembledatitsfinalassemblylineinnorthChina'sTianjin Municipalitythisyear. Don Buchman,Viasat'svicepresidentandgeneralmanager,CommercialAviation, calledtheirfirstChinesetypecertification"significantbecause Chinese-basedairlines,usingourbest-in-classequipment,arenowastep closertodeliveringanon-the-groundinternetexperiencetotheirpassengers whilein-flight.We'regratefultoourpartnersinChinafortheirsupportand arecommittedtocontinuingtoinvestinthisimportantmarket—wherewehave operatedsince1994—forthelongrun." Viasat'sCAACA320typecertificationcomesfollowing a Novemberagreement establishedwithChinaSatelliteCommunications (ChinaSatcom)thatwillallowthesatelliteoperatortoofferitsKa-band servicetodomesticandinternationalairlinesviatheKa-bandChinaSat-16 satellitesystem. Underthisbackground,AviationDigitizationTechnologyForumVirtualisplannedtobeheldfromJuly26thto28th, 2022,thethemeofthisforumis“FocusondigitalempowermentandacceleratetheintelligentdevelopmentandreformofcivilaviationinChina”,payattentiontothemulti-domainandmulti-agentdigitaltransformationandintelligentupgradingofairlines,hubairportsandoperationsupportunits,focusonthemaincontentsofsmarttravel,smartlogistics,smartoperation,smartsupervision,publicservicesandinnovationinfrastructure,improveaircraftoperationsafety,operationefficiencyandproductionorganizationcapacity,andpromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentoftheindustry. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 28,2022
  • Airbus Aircraft Lifecycle Services Project in Chengdu Will Enhance the Weak Links of the Industry Chain in China

        "Thisis thefirstaircraftrecyclingbaseestablishedbyAirbusoutsideEurope." TherelevantpersoninchargeofChengduShuangliuDistrictAviationEconomic BureausaidinaninterviewwithChinaBusinessNewsthattheAirbusproject hasstrongindustrychainintegrationandupstreamanddownstreamresources integrationcapabilities,andthelandingoftheprojectwillmakeupforthe weaklinksintheindustrychainsuchaspassengertocargoconversion, aircraftdismantlingandaircraftmodification,anddrivethethreemajor marketsofaircraftleasing,usedaircrafttradingandaviationmaterials trade.       OnApril15,the "AirbusAircraftLifecycleServicesProjectInvestmentAgreementand ConceptDesignLaunch"washeldinShuangliuDistrict,Chengdu.The projectwillprovideone-stopservicesforalltypesofaircraft,fromparking andstoragetomaintenance,upgrade,modification,disassemblyandrecycling. Withthesigningofthisagreement,thebasicoutlineandfunctionalareasof theprojecthavebeeninitiallydetermined,andtheprojectteamwillcontinue torefinethedetailsbasedonthisconceptdesign.       Previously,on January18,ChengduCityhasheldasigningceremonywithAirbus,Tarmac AerosaveandEurowingsAviationMaterialsforthe"AirbusAircraft LifecycleServicesProject",whichwillbuild"fourcentersandone platform"inChengduaroundtheresourcesof"retiredaircraft", i.e.parkingandmaintenancecenter,upgradeandmodificationcenter,aircraft dismantlingcenter,passengertocargocenterandaviationmaterialstrading platform.       ThisAirbus projectplansatotalinvestmentofnolessthan6billionyuan,witha proposedlandareaof919acresandaplannedconstructiontopark125 aircraft,theprojectwillbreakgroundinthethirdquarterofthisyearand isexpectedtobecompletedandputintooperationinthethirdquarterof 2023.       Accordingtothe designplan,theprojectisequippedwithmajorareassuchasofficeandliving area,MROworkarea,USMworkarea,enginetestareaandtraffictaxiway,which canfullymeetalltheneedsofcustomersfromparking,storage,maintenance, upgrade,modification,disassemblytorecycling.Theprojectisplannedtohave acapacityof75aircraftinthefirstphaseandwillbeexpandedto125 aircraftinthefuture.The45,000-square-meterconstructionareaincludestwo hangarsandtwostorageareas,disassemblyareas,officebuildingsandrelated ancillarybuildings.Eachhangarcanprovidemaintenanceservicesandrelated workforonewide-bodyaircraftortwonarrow-bodyaircraftatthesametime.       Accordingtothe designplan,theprojectisequippedwithmajorareassuchasofficeandliving area,MROworkarea,USMworkarea,enginetestareaandtraffictaxiway,which canfullymeetalltheneedsofcustomersfromparking,storage,maintenance, upgrade,modification,disassemblytorecycling.Theprojectisplannedtohave acapacityof75aircraftinthefirstphaseandwillbeexpandedto125 aircraftinthefuture.The45,000-square-meterconstructionareaincludestwo hangarsandtwostorageareas,disassemblyareas,officebuildingsandrelated ancillarybuildings.Eachhangarcanprovidemaintenanceservicesandrelated workforonewide-bodyaircraftortwonarrow-bodyaircraftatthesametime.       Therelevant personinchargeofAirbusChinasaidthattheproject'sfutureaircraft disassemblyandrecyclingratewillreach90%,andtheremaining10%will involvesolidwastegreenrecyclingtreatment,whichwillalsorequire cutting-edgetechnologytotreatsolidwasteinthefuturetomeetthe correspondingstandards.       Thelandingof theAirbusprojectwillalsodrivethelocalupstreamanddownstreamindustrial chain.YueQixuehe,generalmanagerofChengdubranchofBeijingAircraft MaintenanceEngineeringCo.,Ltd,saidinaninterviewwithreporters, "Theprotectionofaworld-classhubairportshouldrequireaworld-class aviationmaintenanceserviceandtechnologyprovider."WangLi,secretary oftheboardofdirectorsofChuanwei,saidthathiscompanyhasalready startedthepassenger-to-cargoconversionofAirbusseriesaircraftandthe dismantlingbusinessofvarioustypesofaircraft.       Itisunderstood thatafterthesigningoftheinvestmentagreement,allpartieswillwork togethertopromotethesuccessfulimplementationoftheprojectinaccordance withtheagreedprinciplesofcooperation,includingthenegotiationand signingofrelevantsubsidiaryagreements,aswellastheinitiationof equipmentprocurement,personnelrecruitmentandotherwork,andwillcontinue toimprovetheproject'sarchitecturaldesignplan.XuGang,ExecutiveVice PresidentofAirbusandCEOofAirbusChina,saidthattheprojectwillrecruit 60talentsbytheendof2023.       Attheendof Decemberlastyear,theCivilAviationAdministrationofChinaissuedthe "14thFive-YearPlanforGreenDevelopmentofCivilAviation".Itis mentionedthatby2035,China'scivilaviationgreenlow-carboncycle developmentsystemwillbeperfected;by2025,thecarbonemissionintensityof China'scivilaviationwillcontinuetodecrease,theproportionoflow-carbon energyconsumptionwillbeincreased,andtheefficiencyofcivilaviation resourceutilizationwillbesteadilyimproved.     Underthisbackground, the AircraftValueManagementInternationalForum2022 willbeheldon June23rd-24th,2022 in Shanghai,China.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonnewaircraftvalueassessment,disposalofoldaircraft,aircraftleasingandoperation,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 aircraftmanagement. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 28,2022
  • Ezhou HuaHu Airport Project Selected as National Demonstration Project of Internet of Things

    Recently,the StateMinistryofIndustryandInformationTechnologyannouncedthelistofIOT demonstrationprojectsin2021,andHubeiInternationalLogisticsAirport CompanyLimitedwasselectedforthe"SmartAirportConstructionProject BasedonTotalFactorPerception". Theproject innovativelypromotesdigitalconstructionwithBuildingInformationModeling (BIM)technologyasthecoreanddigitalconstructionmonitoringasthegrip. Italsoco-ordinatesandpromotestheconstructionofasafe,greenand humanisticairport,implementingIoTtechnologyapplicationsincludingsmart runway,runwayforeignobjectdetection(FOD)system,vehicle-road collaboration,smartsanitationandsmartenergy,andexploringanewmodeof smartairportconstructionandmanagementbasedonthoroughsensingofall elements. During theconstructionphaseoftheairport,HuaHuAirportpioneeredthedevelopment ofthemostcomprehensiveconstructioninformationmodeldatadictionaryin China,formingamulti-dimensionalinformationdatabasecontainingatotalof 35,000componentsfrom29professionsinthreeindustries:construction,civil aviationandmunicipal,andcreatinganairportconstructioninformationmodel withatotalofover38millioncomponents.Digitalconstructionmonitoringhas beenfullyimplemented,basedonBeidou+5G,supplementedbyBIM,multi-sensor datafusionalgorithmsandmachinerycontroltechnology,toachieveautomatic guidanceandpreciseoperationofconstructionmachinery,solvingthepain pointsofthetraditionalconstructionprocessbeingopaqueanddifficultto guaranteeprojectquality. During theoperationalpreparationphase,theairporthasdeployedmorethan22 categoriesofnearly70,000positioning,detectionandmonitoringdevicesto ensuresafeandefficientoperation,basedontheconceptofcomprehensive awarenessandintelligentoperationofeverything. "With thein-depthuseofBIMtechnologytoparticipateinengineeringconstruction, theexplorationofHuaHuAirportinthisfieldhassteppedinto'deepwater', oreven'noman'sland'."saidbyLiuXianlin,anacademicianofthe ChineseAcademyofEngineeringandanexpertinphotogrammetryandremote sensing. Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrict,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 28,2022
  • Jet Linx Partners with ATP Flight School to Create New Career Path for Future Pilots

    JetLinxhaspartneredwith ATPFlightSchool (ATP) tocreateanewhiringpathwayprogramthatprovidesqualifiedATPcandidates withadirectpathtojoinJetLinxasafirstofficeruponreaching qualificationsasoutlinedwithintheprogram.Thenewpartnershipwillenhance thepilotpipelineforJetLinxandincreasepotentialcareeropportunitiesfor ATPstudents,graduatesandinstructorsseekingtoestablishtheircareerasa pilotintheprivateaviationindustry. "Itisanhonortojoinforceswithsuchahighly respectedinstitutionasATPtocreatenewcareerpathsfortheirtrainedand qualifiedcandidates,"said JamieWalker,presidentandCEOofJet LinxAviation."Weareproudtopartnerwithalikemindedand forward-thinkingcompanywhosharessimilarvaluesandisequallycommittedto developingcollaborativesolutionsthatbenefitourindustryandhelpus prepareforthefuture." ThroughthenewpartnershipwithATP,over2,000qualified studentsandflightinstructorsfromATP,thenation'sleadingsupplierof professionallytrainedairlinepilotapplicants,willhaveaccesstocareer opportunitieswithJetLinx.Theprogramisdesignedtooffereligible candidatesastreamlinedpathwayfromschooltotheflightdeckwithaleader intheprivateaviationindustry. "WearethrilledtopartnerwithJetLinxtoprovideATP graduatesadefinedpathwaytoenterthecorporateaviationsectorflyingfora reputable,expandingPart135operator,"said AshleyPillon,director ofAirlineandCorporatePartnershipsofATP."JetLinxoffersbotha compellingcareerdestinationandapathwaytoadvancetoalegacy airline." JetLinx'spartnershipwithATPrepresentsyetanother milestoneinthecompany'seffortstoprovideindustrybestcareersolutions thatattract,developandretainfuturepilotstotheindustry.In August 2019,JetLinxpartneredwithSouthwestAirlinesCo.tocreate the Destination225° program,aninnovativepathwaytofacilitate entryintotheaviationindustryfrominitialtraining,toprivateaviation (Part135),andthenontocommercialaviation(Part121). Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldonJune 29th-30th,2022inLangfang,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. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 29,2022
  • Boeing, GAMECO Celebrate Key Milestones at China’s First 767-300BCF Conversion Line

    BoeingandGuangzhouAircraftMaintenance EngineeringCompanyLtd.(GAMECO)todaycelebratedtherecentopeningof China’sfirst767-300BoeingConvertedFreighter(BCF)conversionlineandthe on-scheduledoorcuttingofitsfirstaircraft—akeymilestone BoeingandGuangzhouAircraftMaintenance EngineeringCompanyLtd.(GAMECO)todaycelebratedtherecentopeningof China’sfirst767-300BoeingConvertedFreighter(BCF)conversionlineandthe on-scheduledoorcuttingofitsfirstaircraft—akeymilestoneinthe conversionprocess. Thelaunchofthe767-300BCFlineatGAMECO marksthelatestinaseriesofcapacityexpansionstoBoeing’s passenger-to-freighterconversionprogramsmeanttohelpmeetcontinuedstrong marketdemand. “BroadeningourrelationshipwithGAMECOto includethe767-300BCFstrengthensourabilitytomeettheneedsofour customersandcontinuesupportinggrowthintheregion,”saidPeterGao,vice president,BoeingCommercialSalesandMarketingforChina.“GAMECOhasproven theirtechnicalexpertiseandcommitmenttoexcellencethroughtheirworkon the737-800BCFprogram,andwehavenodoubtthatwillcontinuewiththe introductionofourmediumwidebodyBCF.” GAMECO’srecentlyopenedconversionlineisthe firstoftwo767-300BCFlinesBoeingplanstoestablishatthelocationthis year.Italsocomesinadditiontothesite’sthreeexisting737-800BCFlines, makingittheworld’sfirstMROtoconvertboththe767-300BCFandthe 737-800BCF. “WearehonoredbyBoeing’songoing relationshipandthetrusttheyhaveinustobuildanewhomeforthe 767-300BCFprograminChina,”saidGAMECOGeneralManagerNorbertMarx.“This expansionwillenhanceourcapabilitiestoincludeanewaircrafttypeandlead togreaterefficiencyandinnovationthroughoutourconversionprocess.” The767-300BCFisaversatileaircraftthat allowscarrierstodevelopinlong-haul,regionalandfeedermarkets.Withthe lowestoperatingcostpertripamongmedium-widebodyfreighterconversions,it nowhasmorethan100ordersandcommitments. Itisestimatedthatin thenext20years,China'sdomesticaviationmarketalonewillreceivenearly 5500newaircrafts,withatotalvalueof670billionUSdollars.Thisshows thehugedomesticaviationmarketdemandhasbecomeaboostagenttopromote theaircraftmanufacturingindustrytoachievecivilaviationpower.Asfaras theaircraftmanufacturingindustryisconcerned,itistheabsolutetruthto producecost-effectiveaircraft.Howtofurtherimprovethesafety,comfort, greenandintelligentdegreeofaircraftisthemissionentrustedbyhistoryto theaircraftmanufacturingindustry. Underthisbackground,the12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay26th–27th,2022,inNanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Apr 28,2022
  • Pre-flight Ground Model Development Test of AG600 Aircraft Power Supply System Successfully Completed

    OnMarch30,the003powersupplysystemfailuretestofthelargefirefighting/waterrescueamphibiousaircraftAG600wassuccessfullycompletedattheSpecialFlyingInstitute.Thisisthegroundmodeldevelopmenttestofthepowersupplysystembeforethefirstflight,whichwascarriedoutbytheTestandMeasurementCentreaftertheregularworkingstateR&Dtestofthepowersupplysystemlastyear. ThecompletionofthetestmarkedthecompletionofthegroundmodeldevelopmenttestofthepowersupplysystembeforethefirstflightoftheAG600aircraft003,andalsomarkedthesuccessfulcompletionofthefirstKPIoftheannualtaskoftheAG600undertakenbytheSpecialFlyingInstituteaccordingtothenode. TheintroductionofadvancedtelemetryflightcontrolandintelligentpowerdistributiontechnologytotheAG600aircraft003hasimprovedflightsafetyandreliabilitywhilereducingsystemweight,butthesignificantincreaseinelectricalpowerandthedigitalcontrolofthepowersupplyanddistributionsystemhasalsobroughtnewchallengestothetestwork.Thehighacquisitionaccuracyandmulti-pointsynchronousacquisitioncapabilityathighvoltageshaveputforwardhigherrequirements. Duetotheuncertaintyofthefaulttestandthedestructivenatureoftheequipment,theelectricaltestlaboratoryworkedwiththeavionicsdepartmentofSouthChinaCompanyandthesuppliertosortoutthetestproceduresandriskpointsduringthepreparationofthetest,andmadebackupandsafetyplansforthetestpartsinadvance.Whencarryingouttheseveretestitemssuchasshortcircuitofthecentralbusbarandshortcircuitofthegeneratorexcitationline,theTestandMeasurementCentre,togetherwiththeProjectDepartmentandtheQualityandSafetyDepartmentandotherrelevantdepartments,wenttothetestsiteformanytimestogiveguidanceanddeploymentonthetestsafetywork. Despitethevariousproblemsanddifficultiesencounteredinthetestprocess,coupledwiththetightschedule,epidemicsealingandotheradverseeffects,allthetestparticipantsalwaysupholdthespiritofovercomingdifficulties,checkingagainstthetestharnessdiagramlittlebylittle,formingatripartitelinkagebetweendesign,testandsupplierstosolvethemechanism,sothatvariousproblemsinthetestweresolvedpromptlyandquickly,effectivelyguaranteeingthesmoothcompletionofthetest. ThesuccessfulcompletionofthegroundmodeltestofthepowersupplysystemgaveagoodstarttothedevelopmentoftheAG600aircraftundertakenbySpecialFlight,andalsoprovidedaguaranteeforthesafefirstflightoftheAG600aircraft,andlaidagoodfoundationforthesubsequentairworthinesstestofthepowersupplysystemlaboratory. Source:Sina

    Apr 13,2022
  • AC352 Helicopter Project Team Successfully Solved the Problem of Lateral Vibration

    Recently,theAC352helicopterprojectteamsuccessfullysolvedtheproblemoflateralvibrationinlevelflightattheJianshanjiangAirport,breakingthebottleneckforthesubsequenttestflightsubject. Source:ChinaAvationNews

    Apr 13,2022
  • China Airlines Operates First GX Aviation Service

    WhenChinaAirlines’firstAirbusA321neoaircraftenteredcommercialserviceonSunday(27March)itusheredinaneweraofhigh-speedWi-FiforpassengersflyingontheTaiwanesenationalcarrier. ChinaAirlineshasorderedatotalof25AirbusA321neosaspartofanarrowbodyfleetreplacementprogrammethataimstosupportitsregionalnetworkexpansionandmeetlong-termgrowthinpassengervolumes. ThefleetofaircraftofferanenhancedonboardexperiencethatincludesInmarsat’shigh-speedGXAviationinflightWi-Fi.AccessisprovidedviatheInternetONAIRsolutionfromInmarsat’spartnerSITAandthesystemprovedahitduringtheinauguralflightfromTaoyuantoHongKong,allowingpassengerstoseamlesslybrowsetheinternetandstreamcontentfromthecomfortoftheirseat. GXAviationispoweredbyGlobalXpress(GX),theworld’sfirstandonlygloballyavailablebroadbandnetwork,offeringinfightconnectivityonparwithmobileWi-Fiontheground.TheGXnetworkcurrentlyconsistsoffiveKa-bandsatellitesandwillbefurtherenhancedwiththeadditionofsevenmoresatellitesaspartofInmarsat’sfully-fundedtechnologyroadmap.ThisincludestwoInmarsat-6s,themostsophisticatedcommercial communicationssatelliteseverbuilt,bothofwhicharescheduledtoenterservicein2023.Theywillbefollowedbythreeadditionalsatellitesingeostationaryorbit–addingspeed,capacityandresilience–andtwoinhighlyellipticalorbit,enablingtheworld’sonlycommercialmobilebroadbandserviceforaircraftflyinginhigherelevationsandacrosstheArctic. All25ofChinaAirlines’A321neoaircraftwillbeequippedwithGXAviationandInternetONAIR,alongsideothernewcabinfeaturessuchasfully-flatseatsinPremiumBusinessClass,thelatestinflightentertainmentsystem,and4Khigh-solutiondisplays. AccordingtoInmarsat’slatestPassengerConfidenceTracker(thelargestglobalsurveyofitskindsincethepandemicbegan),41percentofthe10,000+respondentsbelievehavingWi-FionflightsisevenmoreimportantnowthanbeforeCovid-19,allowingthemtostayconnectedwithfriendsandfamily,andsupportingatouch-freeenvironment. Thecompany’sseniorvicepresidentofinflightconnectivitybusinessNielsSteenstrupsaid:“WearedelightedtowelcomeChinaAirlinesasourlatestGXAviationinflightbroadbandcustomer,especiallyatatimewhenthecarrieriswelcomingmillionsofitspassengersbacktotheskies.ThefactthatthisisoursecondnewairlinecustomerannouncementwithSITAinrecentmonthsistestamenttooursuccessfulpartnershipandalsoreinforcesstrongdemandforourmarket-leadingconnectivity,despitethechallengesthatCovid-19haspresentedtotheaviationindustryoverthepasttwoyears.” KatrinaKorzenowski,AsiaPacificvicepresidentatSITAFORAIRCRAFT,commented:“ProvidingadigitalandtouchlessonboardexperiencewillbethekeytoincreasingpassengerconfidenceasairtravelrecoversfromtheCovid-19pandemic.OurInternetONAIRtechnology,coupledwithInmarsat’sGXAviationconnectivity,offersChinaAirlinestheperfectblueprintforaworld-classinflightbroadbandofferingonboarditsAirbusA321neoaircraftandwe’reproudtobeworkingtogethertoachievethis.ItalsomeansthatSITAisnowprovidingafullsuiteofservices,fromcockpittocabin,toChinaAirlines.” ChinaAirlineswillbeginincreasingitsservicefrequencyfromtheendofMarch.Cross-straitservicesconsistoftheBeijing,Shanghai(Pudong),XiamenandChengduroutes.TheSongshan-Shanghai(Pudong)routewillbeincreasedtosixservicesperweek;theTaoyuan-Shanghai(Pudong)routewillbeincreasedtofiveservicesperweek;theKaohsiung-Shanghai(Pudong)routewillbeincreasedtothreeservicesperweek,whiletheHongKongroutewillbeincreasedtofivepassenger-carryingservicesperweek. TheairlinealsoplanstoincreasethefrequencyofitsAsianroutesfromAprilonwards,includingaddedservicestoBangkok(Thailand),Singapore,Penang(Malaysia),Manila(Philippines),HoChiMinhCityandHanoi(Vietnam),PhnomPenh(Cambodia).Tokyo(Narita),Osaka,FukuokaandNagoyainJapanwillalsoallhavetheirservicefrequencyincreasedandtwonewservicestoSongshan-Tokyo(Haneda)startinMay. Furtherafield,frommid-MaytherewillbefiveweeklyservicestotheLosAngelesareaandregularpassengercarryingflightstoEuropewillbeprovidedtoFrankfurt,Amsterdam,LondonandVienna. Source:AviationBusinessNews

    Apr 13,2022
  • Duncan Aviation Has STC to Install BendixKing AeroCruze100 Autopilot In Mooney M20S

    SupplementalTypeCertificate(STC)developedtoinstallthe BendixKingAeroCruze100AutopilotinMooneyM20-seriesaircraft.Workingwith alaunchcustomerfromSeattle,Washington,theDuncanAviationteamatthe company’sSatelliteinDenver,Colorado,workedwithanengineeringteamfrom PeregrineAviationtodeveloptheSTC. BendixKinghasreceivedSTCapprovalfortheAeroCruze100in theMooneySeriesaircraftandiscontinuingtooptimizethesystemswithan STCrevision.Thecompanywillbeacceptingorderssoonandisanticipating deliveriestobegininSummer2022. Thisaffordable,digital,two-axis,standaloneautopilot systemincorporatesfeaturessuchasTrackSelectMode,GPSNavMode,GPS SteeringMode,AltitudeHold,PitchTrimAnnunciation,andEmergencyAPLevel Mode,amongmanyothers. Owners/operatorsoftheMooneyM20-seriesaircraftmay contactBusinessDevelopmentManagerChrisGressofDuncanAviation’sParts &RotablesSalesTeamforinformationaboutorderingtheSTCkits (consistingofthecomputer,servos,hardware,andwiring). Underthisbackground, the“11thAnnualAvionicsInternationalForum”(AIF2022) willbeheldinthecityof Shanghai on May31st-June1st,2022,focusonbreakingthroughthekeybottleneckssuchasavionicssystemintegration,cockpitinteractivedisplay,high-speednetworkcommunicationandreal-timehealthmonitoring,focusontheresearchanddevelopmentofcorekeybasiccomponentssuchasairborneembeddedoperatingsystem,protocolprocessingchipandDCmotorbearing,andcatchupwiththeinternationalmainstreamtechnologylevelintermsofmulti-functionaldisplay,aviationlightingequipmentandcockpitcontrolpanel.Promoteprofessionalsimulatorsandfullmotionflightsimulatorsanddrivethedevelopmentofspecialsoftwaresuchasflightcontrol,graphics,andimages.StrengthentheconstructionofsupportingcapacityofnavigationaircraftandUAVairbornesystem,torealizetheplatform,series,andlarge-scaledevelopmentofairbornesystem. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 13,2022
  • Boeing and Microsoft Deepen Partnership in Digital Aviation

    BoeingCompanyandMicrosoftCorp. announcedtheyaredeepeningtheirstrategicpartnershiptoaccelerateBoeing's digitaltransformation.Throughtheexpandedcollaboration,Boeingwill leveragetheMicrosoftCloudanditsAIcapabilitiestoupdateitstechnology infrastructureandmission-criticalapplicationswithintelligentnewsolutions thataredatadriven,furtheropeningnewwaysofworking,operatinganddoing business. "Today'sannouncementrepresentsa significantinvestmentinBoeing'sdigitalfuture.Ourstrategicpartnership withMicrosoftwillhelpusrealizeourcloudstrategybyremoving infrastructurerestraints,properlyscalingtounlockinnovationandfurther strengtheningourcommitmenttosustainableoperations,"saidSusanDoniz, BoeingchiefinformationofficerandseniorvicepresidentofInformation Technology&DataAnalytics."Microsoft'sdemonstratedpartnership approach,trustedcloudtechnologiesanddeepindustryexperiencewillhelpus achieveourtransformationgoalsandstrengthenBoeing'sdigital foundation." "BoeingandMicrosofthavebeen workingtogetherformorethantwodecades,andthispartnershipbuildsonthat historytosupportBoeing'sdigitalfuturebyhelpingitoptimizeoperations anddevelopdigitalsolutionsthatwillbenefittheglobalaviation industry,"saidJudsonAlthoff,EVPandchiefcommercialofficerat Microsoft."ThepoweroftheMicrosoftCloudanditsAIcapabilitieswill serveasthecorecomponenttoBoeing'sdigitalaviationstrategybyproviding flexible,agileandscalablesolutionsthatareintelligentanddatadrivenon asecureandcompliantplatform." Thispartnershipbuildsonalong historyofthecompaniesworkingtogether.Asaleaderinaerospace,Boeingwas amongthefirsttoleveragetheMicrosoftCloud,centralizingmanyofits market-leadingdigitalaviationapplicationsonMicrosoftAzureandusing artificialintelligencetodrivecustomeroutcomesandstreamlineoperations. Today'sannouncementwillenableBoeingtounlocktangibleandsustainable valueheldwithinitsvastdataestateandreinforcesourmutualcommitmentto leadaerospaceinnovationfordecadestocome. Underthisbackground,AviationDigitizationTechnologyForum2022isplannedtobeheldinXiamencityfromMay12thto13th,2022,thethemeofthisforumis“FocusondigitalempowermentandacceleratetheintelligentdevelopmentandreformofcivilaviationinChina”,payattentiontothemulti-domainandmulti-agentdigitaltransformationandintelligentupgradingofairlines,hubairportsandoperationsupportunits,focusonthemaincontentsofsmarttravel,smartlogistics,smartoperation,smartsupervision,publicservicesandinnovationinfrastructure,improveaircraftoperationsafety,operationefficiencyandproductionorganizationcapacity,andpromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentoftheindustry. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 13,2022
  • European Researchers Fly Mini-A320 to Assess New Approach to Flight Testing

    Researchers intheNetherlandshavesuccessfullyconductedthemaidenflightofa scaled-downA320replicatoassessiftheflight-testdataitproducescanhelp bridgethegapbetweencomputermodelingandreal-worldflighttesting. The ScaledFlightDemonstrator(SFD)hasbeendevelopedbyateamofEuropean researchorganisationsincludingtheNetherland’sRoyalNLR,France’sONERA, Italy’sCIRAandAirbus,aspartoftheClean Sky2researchprogramforfuturelarge passengeraircraft.DutchcompanyOrange Aerospacesupportedthedevelopmentofthe aircraft. The SFDisa1:8.5scaledversionofanAirbusA320,withawingspanof4m(13ft), weightof140kg(310lbs)andacruisespeedof160km/h(100mph).The demonstratorfeaturesflighttestinstrumentation(FTI)capableofcarryingout measurementsduringthewindtunnelandflighttestscapableofrecordingmore than150parameters. The SFDaimstovalidatescaled-flighttestingasaviablewaytotestnewaircraft technologies.Engineersbelievethatflyingageometricallyscaled-downmodel loadedwithFTIwillproducereal-worlddatathatcanbeusedtomakecomputer modelsmoreaccurate. The useofscaledmodelsinaircrafttestingisnotanewidea,buttheyarerarely usedforflighttestingearlyinthedevelopmentprocess.However,modelsare frequentlyusedtotestaerodynamicperformanceandnoiseinwindtunnels. Leo Timmermans,seniorR&DengineeratNLRsaid,“TheSFDcanbeusedbothin thewindtunneltestandduringactualflighttests.Thisprovidesadditional dataaboutthedynamicbehaviour. “The SFDisbeingusedtovalidatetheconceptofscaledflighttestingand eventuallyitcanbeusedtodevelopinnovativeradicalaircraftconfiguration andpropulsionconcepts.” Itisestimatedthatin thenext20years,China'sdomesticaviationmarketalonewillreceivenearly 5500newaircrafts,withatotalvalueof670billionUSdollars.Thisshows thehugedomesticaviationmarketdemandhasbecomeaboostagenttopromote theaircraftmanufacturingindustrytoachievecivilaviationpower.Asfaras theaircraftmanufacturingindustryisconcerned,itistheabsolutetruthto producecost-effectiveaircraft.Howtofurtherimprovethesafety,comfort, greenandintelligentdegreeofaircraftisthemissionentrustedbyhistoryto theaircraftmanufacturingindustry. Underthisbackground,the 12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022 willbeheldon May26th–27th,2022,in Nanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickhereto register youinterestorcontactwith marketing@galleon.cc directly.

    Apr 13,2022
  • Air France-KLM Enters Into Exclusive Negotiations with CFM International for the Engine Configuration of Its Future Airbus A320neo Family Fleet

    Internationalfortheacquisitionof LEAP-1AenginestopoweritsnewfleetofAirbusA320neoandA321neo. ThisdecisionfollowstheGroup’s order,announcedlastDecember,for100AirbusA320neofamilyaircraft-with purchaserightsfor60additionalaircraft,torenewthefleetsofKLMand TransaviaNetherlands,andtorenewandexpandthefleetofTransaviaFrance. ManufacturedbyCFMInternational-a 50/50jointventurebetweenGEAviationandSafranAircraftEngines-the LEAP-1Aengineisalatestgenerationengine,whichcontributestotheglobal performanceandefficiencyoftheAirbusA320neoaircraftfamily. CFMInternationalalreadyprovides enginestotheGroupforitsBoeing737NG(CFM56-7B)andAirbusA320ceo (CFM56-5B)fleets. BenjaminSmith,CEOofAirFrance-KLM said:“WelookforwardtoworkingwithCFMInternationalinthecomingweeks throughtheseexclusivenegotiations.Weareconfidentthatourtwogroupswill beabletocontinuealong-termrelationshipandtobuildasustainablefuture together.” The“6thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum”(CAESH) willbeheldinthecityof Shanghai on June15thto16th,2022,focusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depthandwithanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe“aviationindustrypoliciesandmarkettrends”,“applicationofnewrenewableenergyandhydrogenfuel”,“advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology”,“globalshort-termsupplychaincoordination”andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation.  Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails. 

    Apr 13,2022
  • Vision-Box Implements ID Project for Automated Passenger Processing at Felipe Angeles International Airport

    Vision-Box,aleaderinbiometricsseamless travel,automatedbordercontrol,anddigitalidentitysolutions,hasannounced astrategicalliancewithApollocomandAmadeus.Vision-Boxwastheselected partnertodeliverascalabledigitalidentitysystemforautomatedpassenger processingfortheMexicanSecretariatofNationalDefense(SEDENA)tobe implementedattheFelipeAngelesInternationalAirport(AIFA)inSantaLucia, Mexico,whichopenedforoperationonMarch21. Theproject,whichisintegratedintothe constructionofthenewairport,isheadedbytheMexicanSecretariatof NationalDefense,andledbyC.Gral.DeBgdaI.C.D.E.M.GustavoRicardo VallejoSuárezI.R.G.andCmte.Agto.Ings.Theprojectinitsfinalphase, willconsistoftheautomationofpassengerprocessing,rightfromthemoment ofcheck-in(evenbeforearrivingattheairport)toboarding,aswellasthe implementationof: •16Vision-Box'sbiometricPre-Security Gatesforautomaticdocumentverification, •74Vision-Box'sSelf-BoardingGates,and •58Vision-Box'skitsforbiometric enrollmentequipmentatconventionalcheck-incountersintegratedwiththe Vision-Box’sOrchestraIdentityManagementPlatform,interfacedwiththe passengerprocessingsolution,ensuringthehighestlevelofsecurityand safety. Vision-Box'sbiometrictechnologyoffers passengersapaperless,contactlessandself-serviceexperiencewherethedata requiredforbiometricenrolmentisprovidedandverified,anditisvalidated remotely(viamobile)orattheairport(self-serviceormanualassistance)so thatadigitaltokenwiththepassenger'spersonaldataisgenerated.This tokenisusedtovalidatethepassenger'sidentitybasedontheirfaceatthe differentairportcheckpoints,frompre-securitytoboarding. Thenewinfrastructureoffersasetof digitaltoolsthatreducepassengercontactwithsurfaces,aswellasphysical interactionwithairportandairlineemployees.Thiswilloptimizethetravel experience,increasethelevelofsecurity,facilitatethedispatchprocess, andreducetheriskofpathogencontagion.Airlinesalsobenefitfromthe increasedoperationalefficiencyofthenewdigitalprocesses,havingthe opportunitytooptimizetimeandresourcesintheiroperations. Inthespecificcaseoftheairport,in additiontothestate-of-the-artdesignoftheinfrastructure,the standardizationoftheprocessandthesimplificationofthedifferentareas willhaveaspecialfocusonpassengerexperience,fosteringinnovationinthe internationalanddomesticaviationmarket,wherepassengerandcargovolumes areexpectedtogrowinthenearfuture.ThisinnovativeinitiativeinMexico enablesFelipeAngelesInternationalAirporttoimprovepassengersatisfaction, positivelyinfluencingthereputationoftheairportandthecountry. MiguelLeitmann,CEOofVision-Box,said: “WebelievethistechnologyprojectisthefirststepinVision-Box'smission tomaketheaviationindustrymoreefficient,leadingtobetterperforming passengerprocessingmodelsintheMexicanmarket.Weareexcitedtocontribute tothisinitiativeforSEDENAandtogetherdeliversafe,secure,andseamless experiencestothetravelerswhochosetoflyviaFelipeAngelesInternational Airport.” BelindaQuijano,CEOofApollocomsaid: "A100%MexicancompanylikeApollocomisproudtoleadapioneering digitalrenovationprojectinthecountry,inalliancewithleading internationalcompaniesintheaeronauticalmarket,thusensuringsuccessin theimprovementofprocessesatSantaLuciaairport,followingourMaster SystemIntegration(MSI).” MiguelLei,salesmanagerforLatinAmerica atVision-Box,said:"Wearepleasedwiththeopportunitytopartnerwith ApollocomandAmadeusonthisprojectandtoprovideSantaLucia'sFelipe AngelesAirportwithstate-of-the-arttechnology.Vision-Boxisproudtoput itscutting-edgebiometrictechnologyattheserviceofpassengerprocessing andtoofferamorehumanexperience." Underthisbackground,theSmartAirport DevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghai,China.Theforumwas hostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirport Authority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrict,organizedbyGalleon (Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNew PoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternet ofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalized Service,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement Registeryourinterestorgetintouch withmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 13,2022
  • Air Lease Confirms Order for 32 Boeing 737 MAX Jets

    AirLeaseCorp confirmeditsorderfor32Boeing737MAXjetsonMonday,asitseekstomeet increasingdemandforthenarrow-bodyjetsfromairlineseagertotapintothe reboundinairtravel. AirLeaseCorp confirmeditsorderfor32Boeing737MAXjetsonMonday,asitseekstomeet increasingdemandforthenarrow-bodyjetsfromairlineseagertotapintothe reboundinairtravel. Theaircraft lessor,whichhadsignedamemorandumofunderstandingtopurchasenewMAXjets inFebruary,saidtheorderwillbringitsMAXbacklogto130. U.S.carriers saidlastmonthtraveldemandhadroaredbackafterablipcausedbythe Omicroncoronavirusvariantandwouldremainstrong. readmore "The737 MAXfamilyenablesairlinestooptimizetheirfleetsacrossabroadrangeof missionswhilereducingfueluseandcarbonemissionsbyatleast20%compared totheairplanestheyreplace,"AirLeasesaid. Thecompany's ordercomprises737-8and737-9jetsandwillhelpitmeetthedemandformore fuel-efficientjets,AirLeasesaid. Underthis background,theAircraftValueManagementInternational Forum2022willbe heldonJune23rd-24th,2022inShanghai, China.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonnewaircraftvalueassessment,disposal ofoldaircraft,aircraftleasingandoperation,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 aircraft management. Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformore details.

    Apr 13,2022
  • Epic Flight Academy Launches Ocala Satellite Location

    EpicFlightAcademy,whoseheadquartersislocatedinNew SmyrnaBeach,Florida,announcesanewsatellitelocationforitsFAAPart141 flighttrainingprograminOcala,Florida.Epicwasfoundedin1999andhas operatedattheNewSmyrnaBeachAirportsincethattime.Thepublicisinvited toanopenhouseandribbon-cuttingonSaturday,April23.Representativesfrom theOcalaMetroChamber&EconomicPartnershipwillcuttheribbonat11 a.m.Theopenhousewillcontinueuntil2p.m.Thepubliccantourthe facility,seeaircraft,andmeetstaff.Refreshmentswillbeserved,and DiscoveryFlightswillbeavailable. Althoughtheflightschooloffersremoteflighttraining throughits“EpicAnywhere”program,theOcalalocationisitsfirstsatellite site.ChiefFlightInstructorVicJohnsonexplainedEpic’schoicetoopena flighttrainingfacilityinOcala. “TheOcalaareahasalargeandestablishedaviation industry,”saidJohnson,“andwealreadyhaveflightstudentsinthisarea.The centralFloridalocationofferscloseproximitytomajorairports,suchas Orlando,Tampa,andJacksonville.Thisallowsstudentstotraininvarious classesofairspace.Whenwedecidedtoopenthissatellitelocation,allof thesefactorswereaconsideration.” FounderandCEODannyPernaadded,“Epichasalwaysbeen determinedtoofferthehighestqualityofflighttrainingatthemost affordablerate.Wedothisbyusingnewaircraftandflightsimulatorstoget ourstudentsintothecockpitasquicklyaspossibleastheyattendground schoolclasses.Offeringtrainingclosetohomeismoreefficientforthem. RatherthandrivingtwohourstoNewSmyrnaBeach,ourOcalastudentscannow attendflightschoolintheirownneighborhood.” Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualCivilAviation TrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay18th-19th, 2022inLangfang,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. Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformore details.

    Apr 13,2022
  • HAECO Landing Gear Services and Liebherr-Aerospace Extend Agreement in China

    HAECOLandingGearServicesandLiebherr-AerospacehaveextendedtheirinitiallandinggearserviceagreementtoofferlandinggearMROservicestoEmbraerE-JetE1operatorsintheChineseMainland. ThecompaniesnotedthatthepartnershipcombinesHAECOLandingGearServices’expertiseinlandinggearMROserviceswithLiebherr-Aerospace’sOEMexpertisefortheEmbraerE-JetE1landinggearsystem. Theyalsonotedthe“stable”marketdemandforMROservicesintheregion. Undertheagreement,HAECOLandingGearServices’landinggearMROserviceswillbemadeavailabletoaircraftoperatorsthroughcost-competitivesolutionsofferedbyLiebherr-Aerospace,bringingplanningflexibilitytooverhaulslotsforreturn-to-serviceneeds,thecompaniesadded. “Weareveryhonouredtoseeourvaluablelong-standingpartnershipwithLiebherrAerospaceelevatingtothenextlevelforsupportingE-JetE1operators,”saidHAECOLandingGearServices’directorandgeneralmanagerChristianPinter. “HAECOLandingGearServicesisofferingadditionalcapacityand100percenton-timeperformancetoLiebherrAerospace’scustomersintheAsiaPacificregionandtheguaranteeofaworld-classoverhaulservicetothehigheststandardofqualitywithinastate-of-the-artfacilitythatisideallylocatedinXiamen,averydynamicandvibrantlocationforaviationmaintenanceandoverhaulservices.” Source:AviationBusinessNews

    Mar 29,2022
  • HAECO Composite Services Conducts Flight Control Surfaces Repair for Xiamen Airlines

    HAECOCompositeServicesrecentlycompletedextensiverepairworkoftheflightcontrolsurfacesonaXiamenAirlines737,whichwasdamagedbyaseverehailstorm. HAECOCompositeServicesisamemberoftheHAECOGroupandspecialisesincompositerepairfornacelles,radomesandaerostructures.ThecompanyworkedtogetherwithXiamenAirlines’Fuzhoubasemaintenanceteamtocompletethework. Some32unitsincludingailerons,elevators,flaps,slats,spoilersandwedgeswerepromptlyshippedtoHAECOCompositeServicestokickoffimmediaterepairwork.Throughmutualcollaborationwiththeairline’sengineeringandprocurementteamsinXiamenandFuzhou,HAECOCompositeServicessaiditworkedaroundtheclocktomeetthecustomer’sturnaroundtimeexpectations,and“efficientlyreturnedtheunitsinpristinecondition”. “WearepleasedtoundertakeandsuccessfullyaccomplishthismassiverepairworkforXiamenAirlines,”saidHAECOCompositeServices’vicepresidentofaftermarketbusinessdevelopmentChongTatNyin.“Giventheproximityofourfacilitytoourcustomer’sFuzhoumaintenancebase,welookforwardtocultivatinganallianceofmutualco-operationandgrowthwithXiamenAirlinesintheyearstocome.” Source:AviationBusinessNews

    Mar 29,2022
  • Honeywell Doubles Down on China Unit

    HoneywellInternational,amajorUSsupplierofaerospaceproducts,saiditwillcontinuetoenhanceitsresearchanddevelopmentandproductioncapabilitiesinChina,andalsotaketechnologiesandproductsdevelopedinChinatooverseasmarkets. SucheffortswillbeinlinewithHoneywell's"EastforEast"and"EasttoRest"strategies,itsaid. HoneywellandChinesefirmOrientalEnergyCoLtdrecentlyannouncedthattheywouldtogetherbuildtheworld'slargestsustainableaviationfuel-SAF-productionfacilityinMaoming,Guangdongprovince.Theannualoutputcapacityofthefacilityisexpectedtoreach1millionmetrictons. Thenewfacility,settobetheworld'slargestSAFproductionprojectwithusedcookingoilandanimalfatasfeedstock,willhelpfacilitategreenhousegasemissionreductionsinaviationfuelproductionandsupportChina'sgoalstoreducecarbonemissionsandachievecarbonneutralityby2060,accordingtothetwocompanies. Honeywellwillblendcookingoilandanimalfatwithpetroleum-basedjetfuelatcommercialscale.Whenusedinuptoa50percentblendwithpetroleum-basedjetfuel,SAFrequiresnochangestoaircrafttechnologyandmeetsallcriticalspecificationsforflights.Usingsuchafeedstockhelpsreducelife-cyclegreenhousegasemissionsbyabout80percentcomparedwithtraditionalfuels,Honeywellsaid. "HoneywellisconfidentaboutbusinessprospectsinChinaandhasbeencontinuouslyexpandinginvestmentandgrowingwithourlocalpartners,"saidStevenLien,presidentofHoneywellAerospaceAsia-Pacific. "Reducingcarbonemissionsisthemissionofeveryindustry.BasedonsuchalargescaleoffleetinChina,anyeffortandachievementwillgreatlycontributetothecountry'scarbonpeakingandcarbonneutralitygoals,"hesaid. OrientalEnergy,amajorpropyleneproducerandliquefiedpetroleumgasdistributorinChina,saidSAFcurrentlyrepresentsanimportantandfeasiblesolutiontoreduceaviationgreenhousegasemissions. "Bytakingadvantageofourexistingpetrochemicalindustrychain,wewillbuildanewpetrochemicalproductionbasetoenablethemassproductionofSAFinChina,contributingtogreenhousegasemissionreductionsintheaviationsectorandChina'scarbonneutralgoals,"saidWangMingxiang,chairmanofOrientalEnergy. Chinawillstrivetobuildaneco-friendlydevelopmentsystemforitscivilaviationindustry,furtheremphasizingtheimportanceoftechnologicalinnovationforrealizingthecountry'sdecarbonizationgoals,accordingtothe14thFive-YearPlan(2021-25)forcivilaviationdevelopmentthatwasjointlyissuedbytheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina,theNationalDevelopmentandReformCommissionandtheMinistryofTransportinJanuary. Chinahasestablishedanationalcarbontradingsystem,promotingvoluntarycarbonemissionscredittradingamongdomesticentities.Next,theaviationsector,alongwithironandsteel,willbeincludedinChina'scarbontradingmarket. "Globalcarriersareexpectedtoshowahigherdemandfornewaircraftinthenexttwodecades.Exploringandimprovingvariousmethodsforenergy-savingandcarbonemissionreductionremainsahighlychallengingtask,asthenumberofaircraftconstantlyincreases,"saidYuZhanfu,partnerandvice-presidentforChinaunitatconsultancyRolandBerger. Meanwhile,HoneywellmadesignificantprogressinChinaoverthepastyear.Atthebeginningof2021,SichuanAirlinesselectedatypeofauxiliarypowerunit-APU-ofHoneywellforits93newA320aircraft,andreplacedtheAPUsonits141existingA320aircraft,whichmakesitthelargestAPUretrofitdealinHoneywell'shistory. ThecompanyhasbeencontinuouslyexpandingitsinvestmentinChina,especiallyintheemergingmarketincentralandwesternChina.Theregionsrepresenttwoofthecountry'sfuturegrowthengines.Inearly2020,HoneywelllauncheditsemergingmarketheadquartersandinnovationcenterinWuhan,Hubeiprovince. "OurgrowthinChinacontinuestoberobustwithastrongmarketposition.ChinahasdevelopedintoHoneywell'ssecond-largestsinglemarketandthecompany'slargestgrowthmarket.WeareoptimisticaboutChina'seconomicgrowthandbelievetheimportanceoftheChinamarketwillgrowfurther,"Liensaid. Source:ChinaDaily

    Mar 29,2022
  • Cebu Pacific Selects SITA to Enhance Cockpit Communications and Optimize Flight Operations

    CebuPacificAirhasselectedSITAtosupportitsdigitaltransformationagendaleveragingSITA’srenownedAIRCOMCockpitServicesintegratedwithInmarsat’sSwiftBroadband-Safety(SB-S)satellitenetworkservice.Thecombinedsolutionswillenhancecockpitcommunicationswhiledeliveringgreateroperationalefficienciesontheairline’snewAirbusA330neos. SITA’s2021AirTransportITInsightsrevealthatdigitalizationisatoppriorityfortheairtransportindustry’srecoveryfromCOVID-19.Theleadinglow-costcarrierinthePhilippines,CebuPacificisoneofmanyairlinesembarkingonadigitaltransformationagenda,includingmodernizingitsfleetwithfeaturesthatallowforreal-timeupdatestosupportbetterdecision-makingaroundweatherandflightplanning. ThroughitsAIRCOMCockpitServicesportfolio,SITAhasintegratedInmarsat’scutting-edgeSB-Ssatellitenetworkservice,makingCebuPacificthefirstairlinetoleveragethebenefitsofbothservicesonitsnewfleet.ItisalsothefirsttimeSB-Shasbeendeliveredfactory-fittedonanAirbusaircraftbringingmoresophisticated,secure,andreliablevoiceanddatacommunicationstotheflightdeck.IPconnectivity,quickerdatatransmissionwithfasterbroadbandspeedsandcoverage,willdeliverseveraloperationalbenefitsfortheairline. BringingmodernsatellitetechnologyintothecockpitwillenableairlineslikeCebuPacifictomaximizethebenefitofinnovativeinflightoptimizationandsafetyapplications.Forexample,pilotswillbeabletogainreal-timeupdatesforflightoptimizationtoolslikeSITA’sOptiFlightandgraphicalweatherapplicationslikeSITA’seWASPilot.Thereal-timedataprovidedbyapplicationslikethesewillprovideenhanceddecision-making,helpingpilotstoadapt,avoidweatherhazardsanddelays,enhancecomfortandsafetyonboard,anddeliverfuelandoperationalcostsavings. JavierMassot,ChiefOperationsAdviser,CebuPacificAir,said:“WeturnedtoSITAgiventheirexpertiseintheaircraftdomaintohelpusnavigatethechallengesandcomplexitiesoftheaircraftcommunicationslandscape,andprepareusforthatfuture.Havinghigh-speedconnectivityandgreatercapacityisessentialtoaccessmoreadvanceddigitalapplicationsthatsupportdecision-makingonboard.Itwillenableourpilotsandoperationalstafftoaccessinformationinreal-timeanddeliverabetterserviceforourpassengers.” SumeshPatel,PresidentofAsiaPacific,SITA,said:“Wearedelightedtoofferthelatestadvancesintechnologytosupporttheindustry’stransitiontoamoredigitalizedcockpit.Asthespecialistsinthisfield,SITAisdedicatedtodeliveringthecrucial,industry-certifiedservicesairlinesrelyupontoruntheirdailyoperations.CebuPacificisthefirstairlinetotakeadvantageofthesecapabilitiestoboostsafetyanddelivergreateroperationalefficienciesontheirnewfleet.” Underthisbackground,AviationDigitizationTechnologyForum2022isplannedtobeheldinXiamencityfromMay12thto13th,2022,thethemeofthisforumis“FocusondigitalempowermentandacceleratetheintelligentdevelopmentandreformofcivilaviationinChina”,payattentiontothemulti-domainandmulti-agentdigitaltransformationandintelligentupgradingofairlines,hubairportsandoperationsupportunits,focusonthemaincontentsofsmarttravel,smartlogistics,smartoperation,smartsupervision,publicservicesandinnovationinfrastructure,improveaircraftoperationsafety,operationefficiencyandproductionorganizationcapacity,andpromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentoftheindustry. Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformore details.

    Mar 29,2022
  • uAvionix AV-30-E Indicator Gains Autopilot Interface Capability

    Bigfork,Montana-baseduAvionix,recentlyacquiredbyDCCapitalPartners,announcedMonday(March21)thatitsAV-30-Emultimodeindicatorcannowinterfacewithselectdigitalautopilotswithitsexternalmagnetometercapability.Afreesoftwareupdateforthenon-certifiedAV-30-EisnowavailableforsupportingtheTruTrakVizion385andVizionPMA,andBendixKing’sxCruze100andAeroCruze100autopilots.Interfaceadaptersarenotneeded,accordingtouAvionix. Thecompanyispursuingapprovalsforotherdigitalautopilots,includingtheTrioProPilot,andintegrationtestingisunderway.InterfaceadaptersforanalogautopilotsarealsoonthedevelopmentagendaforuAvionix. TheAV-30indicatorserieswillsoonbejoinedintheuAvionixproductlinebytheAV-Magexternalmagnetometer.Withimprovedsensors,uAvionixsays,theAV-Magincreasesperformanceanddecreasespilotworkloadwithzero-driftmagneticallyslavedDGoperation.Certifiedunits,andcorrespondingsoftwareupdates,willfollow,accordingtothecompany. Underthisbackground,the“11thAnnualAvionicsInternationalForum”(AIF2022)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionMay31st-June1st,2022,focusonbreakingthroughthekeybottleneckssuchasavionicssystemintegration,cockpitinteractivedisplay,high-speednetworkcommunicationandreal-timehealthmonitoring,focusontheresearchanddevelopmentofcorekeybasiccomponentssuchasairborneembeddedoperatingsystem,protocolprocessingchipandDCmotorbearing,andcatchupwiththeinternationalmainstreamtechnologylevelintermsofmulti-functionaldisplay,aviationlightingequipmentandcockpitcontrolpanel.Promoteprofessionalsimulatorsandfullmotionflightsimulatorsanddrivethedevelopmentofspecialsoftwaresuchasflightcontrol,graphics,andimages.StrengthentheconstructionofsupportingcapacityofnavigationaircraftandUAVairbornesystem,torealizetheplatform,series,andlarge-scaledevelopmentofairbornesystem. Registeryour interestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformore details.

    Mar 29,2022
  • SIMAERO Gets New Optimized B1900 Type Rating Program Approved

    SIMAEROSouthAfricahasreceivedthecivilaviationauthority's(SACAA)approvalforanewoptimizedBeechcraft1900typeratingcourse. Theprogramconsistsof8daysgroundschoolfortechnicaltrainingandMultiCrewCooperationplus16hoursofsimulatortrainingofwhich12hoursareperformedonfixed-basemode. TheBeechcraft1900isapopularaircraftinAfricawithawiderangeofusesforpassengerandcargooperations.TheB1900typeratingisoneofthemostpopularchoicesforself-sponsoredpilotsinterestedinenhancingtheircareers.SIMAEROhasdevelopedanaffordablecourseaimedatyoungpilotskeenonreceivinghigh-qualitytraining. "ThefixedbasemodeoftheBeechcraft1900LevelDsimulatoriscost-effectivefortrainees.Atthesametime,itensuresthehighestqualitytrainingstandards,"saysBryanRoseveare,ATOmanagerofSIMAEROJohannesburg."WithclosecooperationwithSACAA,wehavedevelopedaprogrambalancingSimaeroqualitytrainingandcostforourclient." Beech1900FullFlightSimulator ThisflighttrainingdevicehasalevelDqualificationandisequippedwithanFSIVital9visualsystem. TherearemanyadvantagesoftrainingintheLevelDFullFlightSimulator.Firstly,itisthehighestlevelofcomplianceintheworldoffullflightsimulation,allowingcomplete,unobstructedtraining,simulatingrealairplanebehaviorsinnormalandabnormalconditions. Thevisualsystemsprovideawidefieldofview.Amongthemanybenefitsofenhancedvisuals,exercisesthatrelyonpilots'visualcuescanbetrainedwithprecision.Thevisualsarecombinedwithaerodynamicandmeteorologicaleffects,deliveringahighdegreeofaccuracywhencomparedtotheactualaircraft.ThemotionplatformoftheLevelDsimulatorproducesaccelerationsinallsixdegreesoffreedomexperiencedbyabodyinspace.Theseaccuratesensorymovementsarecriticalforpilottraining,helpingthepilotbetteranalyzetheaircraft'sstate. Anaccuratesystemcalledcontrolloadingprovidesforcefeedbacktothepilot'scontrols.Theforcefeedbacksystemadjustswithdifferingspeeds,flapconfiguration,andwingloadingtobettersimulatewhatapilotmayfeelattheaircraftcontrolsthroughallphasesofflight. Thecombinedeffectsofaveryaccuratevisualsystem,motionfeedbackinallsixdegreesoffreedom,andcontrolforcesreplicatingtheaircraftthroughallphasesoftheflightenvelopemaketheLevelDFullFlightsimulatorourmostvaluabletoolenhancingaviationsafety. TheB1900fullflightsimulatorislocatedatSIMAEROJohannesburgtrainingcenter,only10minutesawayfromORTamboInternationalAirport. Underthisbackground,the7thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay18th-19th,2022inLangfang,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 29,2022
  • Pratt & Whitney Successfully Tests GTF Advantage Engine on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

    Pratt&WhitneyannouncedithassuccessfullytestedtheGTFAdvantageengineconfigurationwith100percentsustainableaviationfuel(SAF).Thetesttookplaceatthecompany’sfacilityinWestPalmBeach,Florida,USAstartingonMarch1andmarksakeystepontheroadtoward100percentSAFoperationofGTF-poweredaircraft.ThetestisalsoakeyelementofanextensivedevelopmentprogramtoreadytheGTFAdvantageforentryintoservicein2024,byvalidatingtheengine’sperformanceon100percentSAFinthrusttransients,startingandoperability. “We’rethrilledtohavesuccessfullytestedtheGTFAdvantageengineonunblendedSAF,”saidGrahamWebb,chiefsustainabilityofficeratPratt&Whitney.“TheGTFAdvantagerepresentsthegreenest,lowestemissionengineintheindustry,anditisnowdemonstratingfulloperationalcapabilityforthegreenestaviationfuelsoftodayandtomorrow.Operationon100percentSAFisakeycomponentoftheindustry’scommitmenttonetzerocarbonemissionsby2050andthecompletionofthesetestsgetusclosertothatgoal.” Pratt&WhitneyhasbeenactivelyinvolvedintestingSAFsforalmosttwodecadesandhelpedtoestablishthetechnicalstandardsthatallowtoday’senginestooperateonSAFblendsofupto50percentwithstandardkerosene.Pratt&Whitneyisworkingtowardsvalidatingitsenginestooperatewith100percentSAF,andthecompanycontinuestocollaboratecloselywiththeCommercialAviationAlternativeFuelsInitiative(CAAFI)andASTMInternationalinserviceofthatgoal. “Sustainableaviationfuelsarecentraltothechallengeofdecarbonizingaviationandreachingourindustry’snetzerogoal.ValidatingandcertifyingtheGTFAdvantageengineon100percentSAFwillensurethisengine’sabilitytodeliversustainablepropulsiontoourcustomersovermanydecadesofservice,”saidSeanBradshaw,technicalfellowforsustainablepropulsionatPratt&Whitney.“WeremaindedicatedtoworkingwiththeindustryoncreatingaviablepathforSAFdevelopment,productionanddistribution.” Pratt&Whitneyused100percentHydroprocessedEstersandFattyAcidsSyntheticParaffinicKerosine(HEFA-SPK)fuelacquiredfromWorldEnergyforthetest.HEFA-SPKisaspecifictypeofhydrotreatedvegetableoilfuelusedinaviationandisconsideredaleadingalternativereplacementforconventionaljetfuelbyCAAFIduetothesustainabilityofitsfeedstock. TheGTFistheworld’smostefficientandsustainablesingle-aisleaircraftengine.TheGTFfamilyhasloweredfuelconsumptionandcarbonemissionsupto20percentcomparedtoprior-generationengines.Asaresult,GTFengineshavesavedmorethan600milliongallons(twobillionliters)offuelandmorethansixmillionmetrictonnesofCO2sinceenteringservicein2016.Theengine’srevolutionarygearedfanarchitectureisthefoundationformoresustainableaviationtechnologiesinthedecadesahead. The“6thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum”(CAESH)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune15thto16th,2022,focusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depthandwithanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe“aviationindustrypoliciesandmarkettrends”,“applicationofnewrenewableenergyandhydrogenfuel”,“advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology”,“globalshort-termsupplychaincoordination”andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 1,2022
  • Air Greenland Signs to Acquire eVTOL Fleet through Avolon

    AirGreenlandistoacquireafleetofeVTOLaircraftthroughlessorAvolon,toserveasshuttlesintheterritory.AirGreenlandistoacquireafleetofeVTOLaircraftthroughlessorAvolon,toserveasshuttlesintheterritory.TheairlineisthefirstEuropeancarriertopartnerwithAvolon’sprogrammeforeVTOLtechnology.ItiscommittingtopurchasingorleasingafleetofVerticalAerospaceVX4models,whichwillbecapableofcarryingfourpassengers–plusthepilot–overarangeofsome100nm.ThenumberofVX4stobeacquiredisyettobedeterminedandwillbesubjecttoassessmentbyaworkinggroupformedbetweentheairlineandthelessor.ThisworkinggroupwillseektoidentifyinfrastructureandcertificationrequirementsforoperatingtheaircraftinGreenland–aregionwithparticularinterestinenvironmentalpreservation.“InGreenland,weseetheeffectsofclimatechangeeverydayand,asacompany,wewanttobeattheforefrontoftheclimaterevolution,”saysAirGreenlandchiefexecutiveJacobNitterSorensen.Hesaystheairlinewillfind“manyuses”fortheVX4,includingtransporttoIlimanaqLodgewhichisnormallyaccessedbyboat.Avolonordered500oftheeVTOLaircraftlastyearandsaysithasplacedupto90%ofthem.ChiefexecutiveDomhnalSlatterysaystheagreementwithAirGreenlandtakeszeroemissionstraveltoaregionwhereclimatechangeishavingthe“mostpronouncedimpact”.VerticalAerospacechiefStephenFitzpatrickaddsthatthepactwiththecarrierisa“significantfirststep” Itisestimatedthatinthenext20years,China'sdomesticaviationmarketalonewillreceivenearly5500newaircrafts,withatotalvalueof670billionUSdollars.Thisshowsthehugedomesticaviationmarketdemandhasbecomeaboostagenttopromotetheaircraftmanufacturingindustrytoachievecivilaviationpower.Asfarastheaircraftmanufacturingindustryisconcerned,itistheabsolutetruthtoproducecost-effectiveaircraft.Howtofurtherimprovethesafety,comfort,greenandintelligentdegreeofaircraftisthemissionentrustedbyhistorytotheaircraftmanufacturingindustry. Underthisbackground,the12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay26th–27th,2022,inNanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Mar 29,2022
  • Completed the Asset Transactions and Disposal of More Than 150 Aircraft Assets in the Past Three Years, Dongjiang Has Become the Largest Trading Center of Leased Aircraft Assets

    Afewdaysago,theprojectcompanyestablishedbyChinaSouthernAirlinesLeasingintheDongjiangComprehensiveBondedZonesuccessfullypurchasedaBoeingaircraftassetpackageoriginallyownedbyanoverseasleasingcompany--GecasaircraftandleasedtoChinaSouthernAirlinesthroughacross-bordersubleasestructuretotheDongjiangprojectcompanyandtransferredaircraftassetsfromoverseastoDongjiangComprehensiveBondedZone.WiththesupportofDongjiangCustoms,aseriesofcustomsprocedureswerecompletedinjustoneday,includingtheaircraftbeingreturnedtoDongjiangforexport,returnedtothecountryandre-declaredforentry.Thiswholeprocesswascarriedoutwithouttheaircraftactuallyenteringorleavingthecountry,whichsavedthecompanyconsiderabletransfercosts. Thisisanothercustomsfilingofcustomsfilingofcross-bordersubleasestructureaftertheoperationofthefirstdomesticJapanesetaxleasetotransfertoChina'sbondedleasestructurebyDongjiangcustomsattheendof2020.TransferringtheoverseasaircraftassetstoDongjiangComprehensiveBondedZonealsoshowedtheconfidenceofthecompanyinrealizingre-tradingandcirculationthroughDongjianginthefuture.ThisaircraftassettransactionbusinessisalsoamicrocosmofmanyaircraftassettransactionsanddisposalscompletedbyDongjiang.IntheDongjiangComprehensiveBondedZone,thelandingofeachaircraftleasingbusinessisonlythebeginningoftheservice.Forthelinksofthebackendoftheindustrysuchasthemanagementduringtheleaseperiod,assettransactionsandcirculations,disposalofreturnedleasedaircraft,Dongjianghasexpandedtheprofessionalservicesatthe”capitalend”oftheaircraftleasingindustrychaintothe“assetend”bycreatingavarietyofaircraftassetdisposalmodelssuchas"leasing+trading","lease+maintenance","lease+modification",etc.Thesemeasuresextendsupportforaircraftleasingtoaviation-relatedrealindustries,continuetodeepenandstrengthenthe"after-salesservice"systemoftheindustry,whichcontributednew"Dongjiangwisdom"tothedevelopmentoftherealeconomyofmycountry'saviationindustry.Theimprovementoftheindustrial"after-salesservice"systemhasfurtherincreasedtheconfidenceofaircraftleasingcompaniesandairlinesinlaunchingnewbusinessinDongjiang.Inthewholeyearof2021,Dongjianghasaddedmorethan170leasedaircraft,achievingan"upstreamrise"underthepressureoftheepidemic. Afavorableindustrialenvironmenthasbecomeanewmomentumforthedevelopmentoftheaircraftleasingindustry.ThetransactionvolumeofaircraftassetsinTianjinDongjianghasincreasedfromnearly20in2019tomorethan70in2021,andhascompletedmorethan150transactionsinthepastthreeyears.Cross-bordertransactions,inparticular,aregrowingrapidly,accountingforabout50%oftheassettransactionvolumeforthefullyearof2021.Cross-borderassettransactionshavenotonlybecomeapivotalapproachtointroducedomesticaircraft,butalsopromotedthereturnofoverseasassetsofChinese-fundedleasingcompaniesconstantly,whichexertedapositiveinfluenceforChinese-fundedenterprisestomastertheownershipofaircraftassetsandensureassetsafety.Dongjianghasgivenfullplaytothepolicyfunctionadvantagesofthecomprehensivebondarea,andrealizedthefreecirculationofaircraftassetsinbothdomesticandinternationalmarkets,effectivelypromotedtheconnectionbetweenChina'saircraftleasingandtheinternationalmarket,andtakenasolidsteptowardsbuildinga"dualcirculation"betweenthetwomarketsofaircraftleasing. SincethefirstcompletionofthebondedaircraftleasingbusinessinDecember2009,Dongjianghasbecometheworld'ssecondlargestaircraftleasingclusterafterIrelandaftermorethantenyearsofdevelopment.Bytheendof2021,thecumulativenumberofleasedaircraftinDongjianghasexceeded1,900.Withthestrongsupportofthedepartmentslikecustoms,foreignexchangeandtaxation,Dongjiangfocusedontheassetmanagementoftheaircraft'slifecycleinthepastthreeyears,concentratedonthetransactionandcirculationneedsofaircraftassets,andkeptimprovingthematchingsettingandprofessionalserviceofit.Ithascompletedmorethan150aircrafts’assettransactionanddisposalbusiness,andhasbecomethelargesttradingcenterofleasedaircraftassetsinthecountry. Underthisbackground,theAircraftValueManagementInternationalForum2022 willbeheldonJune23rd-24th,2022inShanghai,China.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonnewaircraftvalueassessment,disposalofoldaircraft,aircraftleasingandoperation,aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactiveaircraftmanagement. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 29,2022
  • Shiyan Wudang Mountain Airport Promotes High Quality Development with Smart Innovation

    Airportnavigationlightsuseroad corridorconceptforthefirsttime On9February2021,WudangMountainAirport usheredinanimportantdaythatdeservestoberecordedinthehistoryof innovationanddevelopment.Itsindependentlydesignedandinnovativeproduct, theairportnavigationlightsystem,reapedanationalutilitymodelpatent certificate.Theproject,whichdrawsonthesuccessfulexperienceofthecivil aviationandhighwayindustries,isthefirsttimeinChinatoadoptthedesign conceptofahighwaysteelbridge,anditslightingcorridorstructure,in termsofstructuralspan,towerheightandstructuretype,hassetanewrecord forairportconstructioninChinaandabroad. MengHui,DeputySecretaryoftheParty CommitteeandGeneralManagerofShiyanWudangMountainAirportCompany,told reportersthatsincetheairportopened,passengerthroughputandflight movementshaverisenintandem,achievingrapiddevelopment.Inorderto improveflighttake-offandlandingconditions,optimizeflightprocedures, improveairspaceutilization,andensuresafeandstableairportoperations, theairportofficiallylaunchedasecondarylandinginstrumentlandingsystem constructionprojectin2018tobuildaClassIinstrumentlandingsystemon thesecondarylandingrunway,andtotransformtheexistingsimplelighting systemintoa720mapproachlightingsystem.Duetothelargedifferencein terrainoutsidethesecondarydescentdirection,thetraditionaltower structureaidsnavigationlightingsystemneedstocrosstwodeepditchesanda hill,theprojectimplementationisdifficult,theoutermosttowerandthenew municipalroadlocationoverlap,itisdifficulttopromotetheimplementation. WudangMountainAirportstaffdareto experimentwiththeexperienceofhighwaysteelbridgedesign,trytouseanew typeofassemblylightingwithsteelbridgeprogram,thatis,thelight installedinthe"pedestrianbridge"ontheuniqueinnovativewayto findout.Theschemeisdesignedbycivilaviationvisualaidstonavigation professionalstoprovidethestructureplatformelevation,length,width, longitudinalslopeandotherbenchmarkdesignparameters,thebridge professionaldesignersaccordingtotherelevanttechnicalindicatorsfor structuraldesign,togetherwiththecompletion.Thenewcorridorstructurehas greateradvantagesthanthetraditionalpylonstructureintermsof constructioninvestment,latermanagementandmaintenance,andmaintenanceof lampsandlanterns. OnMarch11,2021,ShiyanWudangMountain Airport'snewsecondarylandinginstrumentlandingsystemprojectofficially started.Aftercompletion,theprojectwillbecomethelargestspan,longest lengthandhighesttowerheightnavigationlightingcorridorstructurein China,whichwillnotonlygreatlyimprovetheserviceprotectioncapacityof WudangMountainAirport,butalsoprovideanew"WudangMountainAirport Solution"forChina'sairportlightingsystem. CollaborativeReleaseSystemReceives SoftwareCopyrightRegistrationCertificate Previously,WudangMountainAirportreliedontelephonecallsfor eachdepartingflighttorequestatime.Astheairportislocatedatthejunction ofHubei,Chongqing,ShaanxiandHenan,thesurroundingairspaceis criss-crossedandcoordinationisextremelydifficult.Theinboundandoutbound controllersofjustoneflightneedtomakefivephonecalls,whichbringsa greatworkloadtothecontrollersandcanalsocausedelaystooutboundflights whentheairspaceisbusy,affectingtheairport'soperationalefficiencyand passengertravelexperience. Inordertosolvetheproblem,anew, efficientandintelligentwayofflightreleaseapplicationwascreated.In 2019,theairportpurchasedandinstalledtheCollaborativeDecisionMaking (CDM)system,whichhasachievedaqualitativeleapinflightrelease efficiency. Thereisnoendtoinnovation,andthe stepsdonotstop.WudangMountainAirportstafftooktheinitiativetothink, customizingandoptimizingmorethan30functionsoflocalattributesinthe ATCCDMflightdynamicintegrationsystem,addingthetemporaryroute statisticsfunctionandrealizingelectronicstatisticsoftemporaryroute guaranteedataforthefirsttime;introducingtheinboundandoutboundflight sortingauxiliarydecisionmodule(AMANandDMAN),realizingtheuseof computertoprojectflightlandingtimeandautomaticsorting,solvingthe flightDynamictrackingproblem;accordingtorouteoperationmode,departing flightsareselectivelyapplied,anddepartureroutesaremoreflexible, providingbasicfortresssupportforthunderstormdetourflightsinbad weather. On29October 2021,ShiyanWudangMountainAirportCollaborativeReleaseSystem(ZHSYCDMV1.0) wasofficiallyawardedtheComputerSoftwareCopyrightRegistrationCertificate oftheNationalCopyrightAdministrationofthePeople'sRepublicofChina. Aftertheinstallationofthecollaborativesoftware,theairport'srelease normalrateincreasedto86.03%,up12.57%year-on-year. MappingUAScarryoutclearancepatrol management WudangMountainAirportisonly12.9km awayfromthecitycentre,itsnetairprotectionzonecoversthewholecore urbanareaofShiyanCity,atthesametime,themountainsandlandformsnear theairporthavealsoundergonemajorchanges,whichhasincreasedthe difficultyandworkloadforinspection,whilethesteephillsandthedeep forestswherepeoplearerarelyseenhavemadevehiclesandtraditionalmapping instrumentshelpless. Howdoyouget acomprehensivepictureofthedataontheobstaclesintheNPA?Howcanwe implementairspacemanagementaccuratelyandefficiently,anddetectand investigateflightsafetyhazardsinatimelymanner?WudangMountainAirport, whichisgoodatusingtechnologicalinnovationtosolveproblems,hasgivena clearanswer-drones.Comparedwiththetraditionalclear-airpatrol,the dronehasthecharacteristicsofconvenientapproval,safetyandportability, controllableoperationandsafetycontrol;datavisualisation,efficientand intuitive,allobstacledataarepresentedinthreedimensions,whichis convenientforall-roundviewingandlatercomparisonandsupervisionofobstacle changes. Tothisend,in 2021theairportheavilypurchasedequipment,formedaprofessionalteamand theprofessionalmappingdronesystemwasofficiallyputintoclearair management.Uptonow,morethan50obstaclesofallkindshavebeeninspected and12super-hightowercranesintwobuildingshavebeensuccessfully discovered,whichpromptlyavoidedtheimpactofsuper-highobstaclesonthe operationalsafetyoftheairport. Inordertomeetthepeople'sdesirefor bettertravel,WudangMountainAirporthasseizedtheopportunityofthenew roundofglobaltechnologicalrevolutionandindustrialchange,andaseriesof high-techandintelligentfacilitiesandequipmenthavebeenappliedinvarious areasoftheairport.Atpresent,theinternationalterminalprojectofShiyan WudangMountainAirportisunderconstructioninfullswinginaccordancewith the"fourtypesofmachinetidebenchmark";"fullprocess self-service"services,self-servicebaggagecheck-in,facerecognition forsecuritycheck,two-dimensionalcodeboardingandintelligentcarparkare debutingoneafteranother;"DangdangThe"Dangdang"intelligent cloudrobotisonline,addingmoretechnologicalandintelligentelementsto WudangMountainAirport,equippedwiththeindustry'smostadvancedintelligent cloudbrain,providingflightdynamicenquiry,serviceinformation consultation,real-timepositioningandmapnavigationandotherfunctionsto facilitatepassengertravel;theflightareamanagementdepartmentusesplanting dronestoweedtheflightarea,andtheworkefficiencyhasbeengreatly improved. Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldonApril12th-13th,2022inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrict,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 29,2022
  • BOC Aviation Happy with Higher Profit but Worried about Russia

    UPDATE–LessorBOCAviationsaidthateighteenaircraftwithabookvalueof$935millionmaybeaffectedbythesanctionsonRussia.Itistooearlytosayifthismeansthatitwon’tbeabletorepossesstheseaircraft,buteveryoptionmustbetakenintoaccount.ThelessorclarifieditspositiononMarch10inits2021financialstatements.BOCAviationhappywithhigherprofitbutworriedaboutRussia. BOCAviationisoneofmanylessorsthatisexposedtothecurrentsituationinRussia,whichfollowstheinvasionofRussiantroopsintoUkraine.TheEU,UK,US,Singapore,andothercountrieshaveimposedsanctionsonRussiathatincludeabanonthesellingandtradingofaircraftandaircraftparts.TheRussianMinistryofTransportationissuedadraftonMarch10thatoutlineshowleasedaircraftshouldbereturnedtoitsowners.OneoftheconditionsisthataircraftwillbepaidinRussianroublesinsteadofdollars,butalsomentionsanationalizationoftheforeignassets. Accordingtoitswebsite,BOCAviationhasleasedaircrafttoAeroflot,Pobeda,S7,andAirBridgeCargo,representing4.8percentofitsportfolio.BOCsaidtheeighteenaircraftarethreewidebodyfreightersandfifteensingleaisle.Theby-originHongKong-basedlessorsaysthatitwillfullycomplywiththesanctionsandotherlawsapplicabletotheaircraftbusiness,butintheinvestorswebcast, ChiefOperatingOfficer,DavidWalton,calledtheMarch28deadlineforthereturntolessorsoftheseaircraft“franklyanunrealistictimetable.” Initsfinancialstatementsonits2021resultsthatwerereleasedonMarch10,BOCAviationaddsonthesituationinRussia:“TheinternationalaviationinsurancemarketsareprogressivelycancelingcertainelementsofinsurancepoliciesinrelationtoaircraftlocatedinRussiaorleasedtoRussianairlines.Thisisacomplexandrapidlydevelopingsituationthatwearemonitoringclosely.” Netprofitupto$561million BOCAviationended2021withanetprofitaftertaxof$561millioncomparedto$510millionin2020.Revenuesincreasedto$2.183billionfrom$2.054billion.Thelessorwillpayadividendof$0.28toitsshareholders.Lastyear,thelessorraised$3.5billioninnewnotesandloanfacilitiesandrepaid$1.9billioninpreviousdebt. Theleasecollectionrateimprovedfrom94to97percent,butitfelttheeffectsoftheCovid-crisisas‘several’customersdeferredpaymentsandsoughtleaserestructurings.Ofallitsleasingcontracts,82.3percentexpiresin2027orbeyond.Its2022portfolioisfullybooked,butthelessorsaysitstillneedstoplaceits2023orderbookdeliveriesandsecurenewcontractsforaircraftthatcomeoutofleasethisyear. BOCplaceselevenMAX8swithLynxAir Thecompanygrewitsfleetnetbookvalueto$19.6billion,consistingof417ownedandmanagedaircraft.Ittookanimpairmentof$146millionon32aircraftthathadavaluebelowthenetbookvalue.Despitedeliverydelaysthataffected29aircraftandreducedcapitalexpenditures,itdelivered52aircrafttocustomersandsold26.Ofthe52,sevenwerepurchasedbythecustomerondeliveryfromthemanufacturer, sixteenwerefromBOC’sorderbook,and29werepurchaseandleasebacks. BOCAviationtookdeliveryof31AirbusA320neo-familyaircraftandeighteenBoeingMAX.DelayedaircraftincludedsixteenBoeing787s,withmoredeferralslikelythisyearuntilBoeingwillresumedeliveries.AccordingtoBOC,thesaleofthe26aircraftreflectsthereturnofliquiditytotheaircraftfinancingmarket,especiallyinthesecondhalfoftheyear. OnDecember31,BOCAviationhad104aircraftonorder,including35AirbusA320neo-familyaircraft,45BoeingMAX,and21787s.OnMarch2,itconcludedapurchaseagreementforanotherelevenMAX8sthatwillbeplacedwithCanadianstart-upLynxAirfordeliveryin2023and2024. Source:AirInsight

    Mar 14,2022
  • CVG to Utilise AI to Predict Passenger Airport Crowding

    TheCincinnati/NorthernKentuckyInternationalAirportandtheUniversityofCincinnatihaveteameduptopredictairportcrowdingandenhancethepassengerexperience. TheCincinnati/NorthernKentuckyInternationalAirport(CVG)isteamingupwiththeUniversityofCincinnati(UC)topredictcrowdingandenhancethepassengerexperiencethroughouttheairport. CVGengagedUCCollegeofEngineeringandAppliedScienceaerospaceengineeringdoctoralstudentJavierViañatoutiliseairportdatatocreateasoftwareprogrammetohelptheairportpredictwhenpassengersarriveattheairport,brokendowninto15-minuteincrements.ByleveragingdatacollectedbyanotherprogrampreviouslydevelopedbyCVG,Viañahasbeenabletospecificallymodelqueuelinesatthesecuritycheckpoint. “Themainobjectiveofthisworkistoimprovethepassengerexperienceandinformoperationaldecision-makingattheairport,”commentedCandaceMcGraw,CVGCEO.“ThemodellingdonebyViañaprovidestheairportandourbusinesspartnersreliabledatatoprepareouroperationsbasedon passenger arrivalpredictions,potentiallyreducingcrowdingandwaittimesalongthetraveljourneyfromparkingandcheck-intosecurityscreeningandconcessions.” “WhatmakesthismodeluniqueishowUCisusingartificialintelligence(AI)basedonfuzzylogic,atypeofcomputerdecisionmakingthatallowsustoprovideahuman-likeexplanationforitspredictions,”saidViaña.“Werefertothistypeofalgorithmsasexplainableandtransparent.” UC’sworkisfundedinpartthroughagrantfromtheAirportCooperativeResearchProgramme(ACRP),anindustry-drivennetworkthatdevelopsnear-termpracticalsolutionstoairportchallenges.ThisprogrammeissupportedbytheFederalAviationAdministration,theVirginiaSpaceGrantConsortiumandTheNationalAcademyofSciences,Engineering,andMedicine. “ReceivinganACRPgrantawardisnoeasyfeat,soitsayssomethingabouttheever-growingimportanceofdatamodellingandtherisingapplicationsthatutilise AI andfuzzylogicovertraditionalprogrammingmethods,”addedViaña.“It’sanhonourtohavebeenselectedtofurtherthisresearchalongwithUCandCVG.” Thiscollaborationisadirectresultofamulti-yearmemorandumofunderstanding(MOU)betweenUCand CVG.TheMOUprovidestheUniversity’sresearchtalentandemergent technologies aliving-laboratoryenvironment(theairport)thatisamutuallybeneficialrelationship. Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForum willbeheldonApril12th-13th,2022inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrict,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Mar 11,2022
  • Genesys Unveils New Control Panel, Autopilot Options

    GenesysAerosystems(Booth5107)unveiledanewcontrolpanelandannounceddevelopmentofafourthaxisforitsHeliSASAutopilotsystemthisweekatHeli-Expo2022. ThenewGenesysControlPanel(GCP)operateswiththecompany’scurrentdigitalradioproductline,providingadditionalcontroloptionsforGenesysDigitalRadio(GDR)navcomunits.ItprovidesasinglecontrollerforVHFandUHFcommunications,aswellasnavigationfrequencies. “GCPwasdesignedtooffercustomersasmanyoptionsaspossiblewheninstallingourdigitalradiosasaretrofitsolution,”saidGenesysAerosystemsdirectorofsalesandmarketingJamieLuster.Whilenotyetcertified,GenesysplanstomaketheGCPavailabletocustomersearlynextyear.Pricingforthenewpanelwillbeannouncedfollowingcertification,whichisscheduledforOctober. Genesys,ownedbyMoog,alsohasbegundevelopmentofautopilotflightcontrolsthat,withthepushofabutton,canputahelicopterinastablefixed-positionhover-and-holdorientationforhands-freeoperation.Thesystemshouldrelievepilotworkloadandincludescollectivecontrolto“ensureproperspeedinputsforallphasesofflight,”accordingtoGenesys. “AspartoftheMoogAircraftsegment,Genesyshasbeenabletostrengthenourresearchanddevelopmentcapability,andweareworkingtogethertobringfourth axiscapabilitytothealreadyfull-featuredHeliSASsystem,”Lustersaid. Pricingforthefour-axisautopilotwillbeannouncedfollowingcertificationandtheissuanceofasupplementaltypecertificate,whichthecompanyanticipatesbylate2023.HeliSASwillbeavailablethroughGenesysAerosystemsdealersfortheAirbusEC135/H125andSikorskyUH-60helicopters. Underthisbackground,AviationDigitizationTechnologyForum2022isplannedtobeheldinXiamencityfromMay12thto13th,2022,thethemeofthisforumis“FocusondigitalempowermentandacceleratetheintelligentdevelopmentandreformofcivilaviationinChina”,payattentiontothemulti-domainandmulti-agentdigitaltransformationandintelligentupgradingofairlines,hubairportsandoperationsupportunits,focusonthemaincontentsofsmarttravel,smartlogistics,smartoperation,smartsupervision,publicservicesandinnovationinfrastructure,improveaircraftoperationsafety,operationefficiencyandproductionorganizationcapacity,andpromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentoftheindustry. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Mar 14,2022
  • Government of Spain Selects Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B3 Engines to Power 36 Airbus H135 Twin-Engine Helicopters

    Pratt&WhitneyCanada,abusinessunitofPratt&Whitney,announcedtodayitsPW206B3helicopterenginehasbeenselectedbytheGovernmentofSpaintopower36AirbusH135helicopters.Theneworderispartofamulti-agencyacquisitionprogramtoequiptheSpanishAirforce,SpanishNavy,GuardiaCivilandNationalPolicewiththelatestgenerationlight-twinhelicopter. “ThePW206B3isthethirdvariantofthePW206BenginedevelopedtopowersuccessivemodelsoftheH135helicopter,oneofthemostpopularlighttwin-enginehelicoptersonthemarketwithmorethan25yearsofserviceinmilitaryandcivilianapplications,”saidNicolasChabée,vicepresident,Sales&Marketing,Helicopters,Pratt&WhitneyCanada.“WeareconfidentthishelicopterandenginecombinationwillservetheneedsoftheSpanishMilitary,GuardiaCivilandNationalPoliceforcesformanyyearstocome." ThePW200enginefamilyoffersaprovenpowerplantwithexceptionalperformanceandmissionflexibility,lowfuelconsumption,lightweight,andcompactarchitecture.Withreliabilitylevelsthatexceedindustrystandards,itremainstheengineofchoiceforthehelicopterindustryanditsenduringdesignallowsforminimummaintenance,helpingtotrimoperatingcosts. The“6thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum”(CAESH)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune15thto16th,2022,focusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depthandwithanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe“aviationindustrypoliciesandmarkettrends”,“applicationofnewrenewableenergyandhydrogenfuel”,“advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology”,“globalshort-termsupplychaincoordination”andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith LUCYformoredetails.

    Mar 11,2022
  • Jetcraft Commercial Acquires Fourteen Bombardier CRJ1000 Aircraft from HOP!

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)--JetcraftCommercialLimited,thecommercialaircraftdivisionofglobalaircrafttradingfirmJetcraft,hasacquired14BombardierCRJ1000airlinersfromHOP!,theregionalarmofAirFrance. “ThisisasignificantacquisitionforJetcraftCommercialandI’mproudthatthreeoftheseaircraftarereadytobeplaced.Thereishighdemandfortheremainingjets,emphasisingtheneedwithincommercialaviationforaircraftcapableofregionalmissions.” Tweetthis JetcraftCommercialwillbegintakingdeliveryofthejetsbetweenMarchandDecember2022. RaphaëlHaddad,PresidentofJetcraftCommercial,says:“ThisisasignificantacquisitionforJetcraftCommercialandI’mproudthatthreeoftheseaircraftarereadytobeplaced.Thereishighdemandfortheremainingjets,emphasisingtheneedwithincommercialaviationforaircraftcapableofregionalmissions.” JetcraftCommerciallaunchedin2015,capitalizingonJetcraft’sexistinginternationalpresenceandexperiencetoofferclientsanagilepartnerwithinthecommercialaircraftsalesandleasingcommunity.Withadiverseinventory,featuringaircraftfromAirbus,Boeing,Bombardier,DeHavillandCanada,Embraerandothers,JetcraftCommercialhasaprovenrecordofprocuringandplacingcommercialaircraftworldwide. Underthisbackground,theAircraftValueManagementInternationalForum2022willbeheldonJune23rd-24th,2022 inShanghai,China.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonnewaircraftvalueassessment,disposalofoldaircraft,aircraftleasingandoperation,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 aircraftmanagement. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith LUCYformoredetails.

    Mar 11,2022
  • SMU and CAE Apply Biometrics to Flight Training

    Biometricsofferacompellinglookathowpilotsreactwhentheworkloadincreases,andresearchbySMUandCAErevealssomeinterestingresultsaboutreal-timedeterminationofpilotperformanceandcapabilitieswhenpilotsareunderstress. ResearchersatSouthernMethodistUniversity(SMU)aredevelopinganinnovativeapproachthatcombinesbiometricswithmachinelearningtechniquestoreshapethefutureofflighttraining.Thegoalistomeasurephysicalreactionsofthepilottoprovide—inreal-time—amoreobjectiveandautomateddeterminationofperformancetomakeflighttrainingmorepersonalized,effective,andefficient.Flighttrainingprogramshavehistoricallyreliedonsubjectiveobservationsandpost-flightanalysisfromaninstructortodetermineproficiencyandmasteryofamaneuver. TeamedwithsimulatormanufacturerandtrainingproviderCAE,researchersfromSMU’sAT&TCenterforVirtualizationareenteringthefourthyearofaprojecttodevelopandtestmethodstomeasuresituationalawarenessandcognitiveloadsensingusingbiometricsandmachinelearning.Thegoalis tocapturehowpilotsreacttovariousscenariosinaflightsimulator. Machinelearningisthestudyofalgorithmsthatcanimproveautomaticallythroughexperienceandgatheringdata;itisseenasapartofartificialintelligence.TheSMUprojectmeasuresmultiplephysicalreactionssuchasvisualgazepatterns,pupilsize,andheartratetodetermineapilot’slevelofengagement,workload,situationalawareness,stress,orfatigue.Remarkably,someoftheearlyautomatedbiometrictestresultsaligncloselywiththeassessmentsofhighlyexperiencedhumanevaluators. "Ourtheoryisthatbiometricsduringthesimulationwillresultinmuchmoreobjectiveandaccuratemeasurementsthanaskingusersafewquestionsafterthesimulationtomeasuretheirexperience,”said SukuNair,directoroftheCenterforVirtualizationatSMU. EricLarsonistheprincipalinvestigatoronthestudyand isSMU’sassociateprofessorofcomputerscienceand arecognizedexpertinmachinelearningwithmorethan53patentsandpublishedpapers.“Acceleratinglearningwithbiometricsensingisadifficult,unprovenhypothesis,"hesaid. "Thisresearchseekstounderstandhowsensingcanbeusedtounderstandalearner’smasterylevelinadifficulttask,likeflyinganaircraft.Wehopetoadvancetheresearchfieldbybeingthefirstgrouptoshowwhetherpersonalized,automatedlearningcanshowefficacyinanactuallearningscenario.” Biometricdatacapturedduringtheexperimenttookplaceinamixed-realitysimulatorsetupusingavirtualrealityheadsetequippedwithanintegraleye-tracker. MuchoftheearlyinterestintheprojectwasinsupportofaDepartmentofDefenseprioritytoautomaticallymeasuremission-critical,higher-ordercognitiveconstructs,suchassituationalawareness,toacceleratetrainingofcomplexskillsandsupportmulti-domainwarfare.In2019,SMUandCAE(thenL3HarrisTechnologies)firstdemonstratedthatmachinelearningbasedonbiometricdatacouldyieldreal-timeaccurateperformanceresults.Duringthesedemonstrations,piloteyescantechniques—usingheatmaps—wereusedtodeterminelevelsofsituationalawarenessandmentalworkload. CAEwasdrawntoSMUforitsexpertiseinbiometricsensingandmachinelearning.“Ourresearchwillyieldthefirstreal-timemeasureofsituationalawareness,acriticalhigh-ordercognitiveconstructfordynamic,highstakesdomainssuchasmilitaryaviation,”said SandroScielzo,aprincipalhumansystemsscientistatCAE.“Forexample,ourmachinelearningclassifierscouldidentifyabreakdowninperceptionallowingtheremediationofpoorvisualscans. Abreakdownincomprehensioncouldalsobemitigatedbyensuringstudentsremainwithinthezoneofmaximaladaptabilityviareal-timetrainingcomplexityadaptation.Thus,missionreadinesscouldbeachievedmoreeffectivelyandrapidly.” Todate,muchofthedatacollectioneffortconsistedofarepeatedmeasuresexperimentusing40testsubjectswithvariousbackgroundsandexperiencelevelsflyingamixedrealityflightsimulatorinacontrolledenvironment.Thesimulatorusesvirtualreality(VR)toreplicateamilitaryfighterjetandincorporatesvisualization,head-updisplays,andhigh-precisionhandtracking. DatacollectionequipmentincludedaVRheadsetwithanintegraleye-trackerandawearablewrist-worndevicetocollectotherbiometricparameters.Theeye-trackingsystemcollectedgazepatterns,pupillaryresponse,andeyeblinks.Thewristdevicecollectedheartratemeasurements,galvanicskinresponses,electrodermalactivity(EDA),andwristacceleration.Thesebiometricdatapointsarethencorrelated throughcomputeranalysistodeterminelevelsofcognitiveloadormentaleffort(workload),stimulation,orstress. A lotcanbelearnedfromcollectingthisbiometricdata.Asanexample,a“poor”gazepattern,dependingonthephaseofflight,canbeindicativeofahighworkload.A“correct”gazepatternwouldshowahigherlevelofattentionandperformance.Likewise,fewereyeblinksorblinksofshorterdurationcanbecorrelatedtotasksrequiringgreaterattention.Heartrateandheartratevariabilitycanbeusedfortrackingeffortwhileperformingamentaltask.Inadditiontolookingatasingularbiometricparameter,SMU’sresearchperformedcomparativeanalysistoidentifyiftherewasahigherlevelofcorrelationbetweendifferentparameters. Measuringpilotworkloadwasakeyobjectiveofthisresearch,andtheideaistodetermineifthepilothasexcesscapacitytoperformadditionaltasksorisbecomingoverwhelmed. Keytothisresearchistheabilitytomeasurepilotworkloadandifthereisexcesscapacitytoperformadditionaltasks.Usingbiometricsandthemachinelearningalgorithms,researcherscoulddetermineifthepilotsubjectwas“loaded”or“unloaded.”Likewise,thisprojectcreatesanautomatedmeanstoobjectivelyevaluateastudent’sperformanceandthe“levelofease”requiredtoflyamaneuver. Outsideofthelaboratory,theSMU/CAEteamspenttimeatEdwardsAirForceBasetodemonstratethefeasibilityandutilityofthephysiologicalsensorsystemasaflighttestdatasourcetoobjectivelyassesspilotworkload.Thistestinvolvedtwo flighttestsortiesinaBoeingC-17Ajetandincludedaerialfuelingmaneuversandlateraloffsetlandings.Atotalof33maneuverswererecordedwithgoodresults.Thestudywasdeemedexploratory,andahypothesiscouldbemadethata“realflight”wouldcaptureahigherworkloadthanthesimulatordata. Theuseofbiometricsandmachinelearninginaflighttrainingenvironmentmayultimatelychangethewaypilotsaretrained.Physicalreactionsfromastudentmaybeamorereliableindicatorofproficiencyandmasteryofamaneuverthanthesubjectiveviewofaninstructororevaluator.WhiletheSMU/CAEresearchvalidatestheuseofbiometricsandmachinelearningonmilitaryaircraft,theseprocesses,andtechniquesmaybeusefulincivilaviation.Theuseofgazepatterns,asanexample,mayhelptrainpilotstoimproveinareassuchasactiveflightpathmonitoring,flightmodeawareness,andtheeffectivenessofpilotmonitoringduties. Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay18th-19th,2022inLangfang,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. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Mar 11,2022
  • Garmin Expecting STC for GI 275 This Month for Rotorcraft Applications

    GarminInternationalannouncedthisweekitexpectstocompleteanFAAsupplementaltypecertificate(STC)thismonthforitsGI275electronicflightinstrumentforPart27-certifiedVFRBell206helicopters.TheannouncementcameattheannualHelicopterAssociationInternationalHeliExpotradeshowinDallas.Moremodelsexpectedtobeaddedtothecertificationlistinthesecondhalfofthisyear. TheGI275isdesignedtofitinastandardround-instrumentpanelcutoutasa“directreplacementforavarietyoflegacyprimaryflightinstrumentsinthecockpit,includingtheprimaryattitudeindicator,coursedeviationindicator(CDI),horizontalsituationindicator(HSI),orthemulti-functiondisplay(MFD).” CarlWolf,Garminvicepresidentofaviationsalesandmarketing,said,“TheGI275[is]aneconomicalandscalableapproachtoupgradeyouravionics,andwelookforwardtomakingthisversatiletouchscreenflightdisplayavailableonevenmorerotorcraftsoon.” Whenfillingtheroleofaprimaryattitudeindicator,forexample,theGI275increasesreliabilitycomparedwithmechanicalvacuum-driveninstruments,savesweightandlowersmaintenancecosts.BuyerswhochoosetoaddGarmin’soptionalHelicopterSyntheticVisionTechnologywillhavea3Dtopographicviewofterrain,traffic,obstacles,powerlines,airportsignpostsandmore.Otherdatadisplayedincludesoutsideairtemperature,groundspeed,trueairspeedandwindinformation.WirelessconnectivitysharesGPSpositioninformationandbackupattitudedisplaydatatotheGarminPilotappforsupplementalsituationalawareness. Underthisbackground,the“11thAnnualAvionicsInternationalForum”(AIF2022)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionApril20th-21st,2022,focusonbreakingthroughthekeybottleneckssuchasavionicssystemintegration,cockpitinteractivedisplay,high-speednetworkcommunicationandreal-timehealthmonitoring,focusontheresearchanddevelopmentofcorekeybasiccomponentssuchasairborneembeddedoperatingsystem,protocolprocessingchipandDCmotorbearing,andcatchupwiththeinternationalmainstreamtechnologylevelintermsofmulti-functionaldisplay,aviationlightingequipmentandcockpitcontrolpanel.Promoteprofessionalsimulatorsandfullmotionflightsimulatorsanddrivethedevelopmentofspecialsoftwaresuchasflightcontrol,graphics,andimages.StrengthentheconstructionofsupportingcapacityofnavigationaircraftandUAVairbornesystem,torealizetheplatform,series,andlarge-scaledevelopmentofairbornesystem. Click here toregisteryouinterestorcontactwith LUCY directly.

    Mar 11,2022
  • Airbus Partners with Spirit AeroSystems to Develop the Wings of CityAirbus NextGen

    AirbushassignedanagreementwithSpiritAeroSystemsthroughitssubsidiaryforthedevelopmentof CityAirbus NextGen’swings.ThispartnershipwillsupportAirbus’explorationofdisruptiveaircraftdesignwhilecomplyingwiththemoststringentregulations. SpiritAeroSystemswillberesponsiblefordevelopingandmanufacturingCityAirbusNextGen’swingsinBelfast,NorthernIreland.Bothpartners’ambitionistoachieveaminimumweightsolutionwhileensuringthehighestlevelsofsafety.ThestructuralconceptoftheeVTOL’sfixedwingswillbeabletotransmittherelatedaerodynamicloadswhilebeingoptimizedfortherightbalancebetweenhoverandcruiseefficiency.CityAirbusNextGen’sdistributedpropulsionsystemwillcontributetoreducingtheinfluenceofairturbulence. “ThepartnershipwithSpiritAeroSystemsisanimportantstepforthedevelopmentofCityAirbusNextGenanditswingsarekeystructuralcomponentsforflightefficiency,”saidJörgMüller,HeadofUrbanAirMobility(UAM)atAirbus.“Tobuildthisvehicle,weareproudtoworkwithSpiritasastrategicpartnerwhobenefitsfromaproventrackrecordinthisfield,andextensiveexperienceincomponentqualityandairworthiness.” WithasignificantUKfootprint,particularlyinNorthernIrelandandScotland,SpiritAeroSystemsisoneoftheworld’slargestsuppliersofaerostructures,andbuildsonyearsofmanufacturingexpertiseinmajoraircraftcomponentsandarchitecturesolutions.ItslongstandingrelationshipwithAirbusincludestheprovisionoffullyintegratedwingsandwingelementsformultipleAirbuscommercialaircraft.ExtendingexistingcollaborationbetweenAirbusandSpiritAeroSystems,thispartnershipisafurthersignoftheCompany’scommitmentintheUnitedKingdom. ThefullyelectricCityAirbusNextGenisaneVTOLprototypeequippedwithfixedwings,aV-shapedtail,andeightelectricallypoweredpropellersaspartofitsdistributedpropulsionsystem.CityAirbusNextGenisbeingdevelopedtoflywitha80kmoperationalrangeandtoreachacruisespeedof120km/h,makingitperfectlysuitedforavarietyofmissions.AirbusisdevelopingaUAMsolutionwitheVTOLsnotonlytoofferanewmobilityserviceinurbanareasandbeyondbutalsoasanimportantstepinitsquesttoreduceemissionsinaviationalloveritsproductrange. Asamajordomesticlargeaircraftproject,theprogressofAG600hasbeenwidelyconcerned.Underthisbackground,the12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay26th–27th,2022,inNanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Mar 11,2022
  • Honeywell Joins Oriental Energy to Build Large SAF Plant in China

    HoneywellInternational,Inc.(Charlotte,N.C.)andOrientalEnergyCompanyLtd.jointlyannouncedthatasustainableaviationfuel(SAF)productionfacilitywithanannualoutputcapacityof1milliontonswillbebuiltinMaoming,GuangdongProvinceinChina.ThenewfacilitywillhelpmeetagrowingSAFdemand,facilitategreenhousegasemissionreductioninaviationfuelproductionthroughthedeploymentofinnovativetechnologiesandsupportChina’sgoalstoreduceCO2emissionsandachievecarbonneutralityby2060. TheOrientalEnergySAFproject,whichisexpectedtobebuiltintwophases,involvestwoproductionunitsthatwillprocessusedcookingoilsandanimalfatsasfeedstocks.Whencompleted,itisexpectedtobeamongtheworld’slargestSAFproductionfacilitiesusingusedcookingoilsandanimalfatsasfeedstocks.Usingsuchfeedstockshelpsreducelifecyclegreenhousegasemissionsbyapproximately80percentcomparedwithtraditionalfuels–orby2.4milliontonseachyearforthecompletedproject.1 “SAFcurrentlyrepresentsanimportantandfeasiblesolutiontoreduceaviationgreenhousegasemissions,andtheOrientalEnergySAFprojectisasignificantsteptowardemissionreductionintheaviationindustry,”saidWangMingxiang,ChairmanofOrientalEnergy.“WeareverypleasedtoopenanewchapterofcollaborationwithHoneywell.Bytakingadvantageofourexistingpetrochemicalindustrychain,wewillbuildanewpetrochemicalproductionbasetoenablethemassproductionofSAFinChina,contributingtogreenhousegasemissionreductionintheaviationsectorandChina’scarbonneutralgoals.” OrientalEnergy,oneoftheleadingpropyleneproducersandLPGdistributorsinChina,willintroduceHoneywellUOPEcofining™technology.HoneywellUOPhelpedestablishSAFproductionwithitsEcofining™process,whichisthefirsttechnologyusedtoproduceprimarilySAFforcommercialaviation.HoneywellGreenJetFuel™producedbythisprocesswithusedcookingoilsandanimalfatsasfeedstocksisblendedseamlesslywithpetroleum-basedjetfuelatcommercialscale.Whenusedinuptoa50%blendwithpetroleum-basedjetfuel,SAFproducedwithUOP’sEcofiningprocessrequiresnochangestoaircrafttechnologyandmeetsallcriticalspecificationsforflight.   “HoneywellhaspioneeredSAFproductionbyintroducingitsEcofining™technology,andweexpectthattheOrientalEnergySAFprojectwillenableindustrialtransformationwiththisinnovativetechnology,andinreturncontributetothegrowthofthelowcarboneconomy,”saidHenryLiu,VicePresidentandGeneralManagerofAsiaPacificforHoneywellPerformanceMaterialsandTechnologies.“HoneywellandOrientalEnergyhavebeenenjoyingawell-establishedbusinessrelationship,andwearethrilledtoextendourcollaborationtoprovidestrongtechnologicalsupporttothedeploymentofSAFinChinaandhelpreducecarbonemissionsoftheaviationindustry.” Source:CHEMICALENGINEERING

    Mar 11,2022
  • Honeywell To Introduce Forge Pilot Connect Mobile App

    Nextmonth,HoneywellplanstoreleasetheForgePilotConnectmobileapp,whichisdesignedtoimprovefuelsavings,provideenhancedsituationalawareness,andincreasecrewinteractionthroughoutaflight.PilotConnectintegrateswithHoneywellForgeFlightEfficiencytoofferimprovedinsightsandrecommendationsforflightcost-effectivenessandreductionofcarbonemissions. Honeywell’sForgeend-to-endflightmanagementplatformisdesignedtoprovideoperatorswithaholisticapproachtomanagingaflight integratingfunctionsfromconnectivitytoflightoperations,navigationdatabases,andmaintenance. “Theexistingmobileapp,formerlyknownasGoDirectFuelEfficiency,allowsflightefficiencymanagerstoexportdashboardsfromthedataanalyticsportaltoamobiledevice.Whilethisapproachprovidesflexibilityandcustomization,thereisnowanincreasingneedforthedatainsightstobepresentedinamoreinteractivemannerthatisalignedwiththepracticalandimmediateneedsofthepilots,”saidHoneywellAerospacepresidentofservicesandconnectivityPhilippeChevrier.“Additionally,ourfullycustomizableHoneywellForgePilotConnectmobileappwillnotonlyincludeallofthefeaturesandfunctionalitiesoftheexistingappbutwillalsoincorporateseveralnewadvancedenhancementstoimprovepilotengagement.” China'scivilaviationisinanewstageofhistoricaldevelopment,aviationtransportationhassteadilyandrapidlyimprovedinspeed,qualityandefficiency,itsproportioninthenationalcomprehensivetransportationsystemhasincreasedyearbyyear,thetotalturnoverofairtransportationhascontinuedtoranksecondintheworldsince2005.Withtherapidgrowthofthedomesticcivilaviationmarketandtheimpactofemergingbusinessmodelssuchasonlinetourismonthecompany'straditionalbusiness,thetraditionalmanagementandoperationmethodshavebeenunabletomatchthecompany'sdevelopmentrequirements.CAACissuedtheImplementationOpinionsofCAAConPromotingtheConstructionofNewInfrastructureandPromotingtheHigh-QualityDevelopmentofCivilAviationandtheFive-YearActionPlanofCAAConPromotingtheConstructionofNewInfrastructure,Guidedby"digitalperception,datadecision-making,leanmanagementandmeticulousservice",withtheconstructionofindustryinfrastructurebaseandsmartecologyasthecore,selectkeyenvironmentsandapplicationscenarios,andlaythefoundationforacceleratingthedigitaloperationofcivilaviationindustrythroughconceptinnovation,mechanisminnovation,processinnovationandtechnologicalinnovation. Underthisbackground,AviationDigitizationTechnologyForum2022isplannedtobeheldinXiamencityfromMay12thto13th,2022,thethemeofthisforumis“FocusondigitalempowermentandacceleratetheintelligentdevelopmentandreformofcivilaviationinChina”,payattentiontothemulti-domainandmulti-agentdigitaltransformationandintelligentupgradingofairlines,hubairportsandoperationsupportunits,focusonthemaincontentsofsmarttravel,smartlogistics,smartoperation,smartsupervision,publicservicesandinnovationinfrastructure,improveaircraftoperationsafety,operationefficiencyandproductionorganizationcapacity,andpromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentoftheindustry. Click here toregisteryouinterestorcontactwith LUCY directly.

    Feb 28,2022
  • Hainan Airlines Picks Collins Pitot, Air Data Sensors

    Along-termagreementsignedbyHainanAirlinesandCollinsAerospacewillseetheairlineupgradeitsfleetof500AirbusA320andA330andBoeing737NGaircraftwithnewpitotandairdatasensors.TheagreementcallsforHainanAirlines’AirbusfleettoundergoretrofitswithCollins’s0851MCpitotprobeandthe737NGswithnewCollinsairdatasensors. ThenewpitotprobesmeetcurrentFAAandEASAicecrystalandmixed-phaseicingrequirements.“Thiswillprovidetheaircraftwithimprovedperformanceduringicingconditions,enhancesafety,andhelpkeepflightsontimeandonschedule,”accordingtoCollins.Theairdatasensorswillhelptheairline’s737NG’s“withhigherproductreliability,costsavings,andimprovedaircraftefficiency.”The sensorsmeasureairspeed,altitude,andothercriticalparametersusedforairdatacomputercalculations. Underthisbackground,the“11thAnnualAvionicsInternationalForum”(AIF2022)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionApril20th-21st,2022,focusonbreakingthroughthekeybottleneckssuchasavionicssystemintegration,cockpitinteractivedisplay,high-speednetworkcommunicationandreal-timehealthmonitoring,focusontheresearchanddevelopmentofcorekeybasiccomponentssuchasairborneembeddedoperatingsystem,protocolprocessingchipandDCmotorbearing,andcatchupwiththeinternationalmainstreamtechnologylevelintermsofmulti-functionaldisplay,aviationlightingequipmentandcockpitcontrolpanel.Promoteprofessionalsimulatorsandfullmotionflightsimulatorsanddrivethedevelopmentofspecialsoftwaresuchasflightcontrol,graphics,andimages.StrengthentheconstructionofsupportingcapacityofnavigationaircraftandUAVairbornesystem,torealizetheplatform,series,andlarge-scaledevelopmentofairbornesystem. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Feb 28,2022
  • Hongdu Group Imported the First Batch of C919 Large Aircraft Parts and Aviation Materials This Year

    HongduGroup,asubsidiaryofChinaAviationIndustryCorporation,isthebirthplaceofthefirstaircraftandthefirstcoastaldefensemissileinNewChina.C919isChina'sfirstlargejetairlinerwithcompletelyindependentintellectualpropertyrights.Itsfrontfuselage,middleandrearfuselageareallcompletedinHongdu,andthemanufacturingvolumeaccountsforaquarteroftheentirebody. "AccordingtothedeliveryrequirementsoftheC919largeaircraftcontract,ourcompanyneedstocompletetheproductionofpartsinearlyMarch,butduetotheepidemic,thesupplierhasdelayeddeliveryfornearly4months,leavingusnotmuchtime!"CaoJun,deputydirectoroftheInternationalBusinessDepartmentofHongduGroup,wasveryworriedwhenconsultingthecustomsabouttheimportofthisbatchofaviationmaterials."Ifthisbatchofmaterialscannotbeputintoproductionintime,itwilldirectlyaffectthefinalassemblyoftheC919largeaircraft,andwewillsuffergreatlosses." Iftheenterpriseneedssomething,thecustomswillrespond.GanjiangNewAreaCustomsquicklyactivatedthe"issueclearing"emergencyresponsemechanism,arrangedforbusinessbackbonestointerveneinadvance,and"oneenterprise,onepolicy"accuratelyguidedenterprisestoestablishareferencecatalogfortheclassificationandstandardizeddeclarationofimportedaviationmaterials,superimposing"advancedeclaration"and"pre-appointmentcustomsclearance".”andotherfacilitationmeasures,thewholeprocessfromdeclarationtoon-siteinspection,samplingandinspection,customsclearanceandreleaseisseamlesslyconnected,andfinallyguaranteestherapidcustomsclearanceofthisbatchofsteelandputitintoproductionontime. OnFebruary18,theweatherinNanchangwassleetandcold.WhenthecustomsofficersofGanjiangNewAreaenteredtheproductionworkshopofHongduGroupagainforon-siteinvestigation,dozensofworkerswereproficientlyoperatinghigh-precisionCNCmachiningequipment,andtheywereinfullswingfortheproductionoflargeaircraftparts."Thereisnoproblemwiththeon-timedeliverythistime!Yousee,withtheescortofthecustoms,everyoneismoremotivated."CaoJunsaid.Rightabovetheworkshop,theslogan"LetChina'sLargeAircraftSoarintheBlueSky"isparticularlyeye-catching. ItisunderstoodthatHongduGroupcurrentlyundertakesthemanufacturingtasksof7C919aircraftlargecomponents,andrelatedimportedaviationmaterialsarebeingbroughttogetherinNanchangfromallovertheworld.ThecustomsofGanjiangNewAreawillcontinuetoimplementreformmeasuressuchas"declarationinadvance","releasefirstandtheninspection",continuetocarryoutthe"Idopracticalthingsforthemasses"activities,payattentiontothedemandsofenterprises,ensurethestableandsmoothsupplychainoftheC919largeaircraftproductionproject,andboostNanchangHigh-qualitydevelopmentoftheaviationindustry. Underthisbackground,the12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay26th–27th,2022,inNanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Feb 28,2022
  • P&W to Develop Novel Hydrogen Engine in US Government-backed Project

    Pratt&Whitneyistodevelopanovelhydrogen-burningenginethatwillcutcarbondioxideemissionstozero,slashnitrousoxideemissionsby80%andreducefuelconsumptionfornext-generationsingle-aislesby35%. TheHydrogenSteamInjected,Inter‐CooledTurbineEngine(HySIITE)projecthasbeenawarded$3.8millioninresearchanddevelopmentfundingbytheUSDepartmentofEnergy. Inall,$175millionwasawardedbytheDoE’sAdvancedResearchProjectsAgency-Energy(ARPA-E),underitsOPEN2021programmefor“high-impact,high-risktechnologies”. “Thistrulyisanexcitingopportunitytostartdevelopingthekeytechnologiesthatcouldbringtheindustry’sfirsthydrogensteam-injected,inter-cooledenginefromconcepttoreality,”saysGeoffHunt,seniorvice-president,engineeringandtechnologyatPratt&Whitney. “Fornearly100years,Pratt&Whitneyhasbeenattheforefrontofinnovatingcutting-edgetechnologiestocontinuallyadvancetheefficiencyofaircraftengines,andwearethrilledtobeselectedtoworkonwhatcouldbethenextbreakthroughtechnologyforaviation.” HySIITEwillburnhydrogeninathermodynamicenginecyclethatincorporatessteaminjectionfromwatervapourrecoverytodramaticallyreduceNOxemissions. ThankstoHySIITE’ssemi-closedarchitecture,P&Waimsforthermalefficiencygreaterthanfuelcellsandlowertotaloperatingcostscomparedwithusing“dropin”sustainableaviationfuels. Nodetailswereimmediatelyavailableontheplanneddevelopment,nortowhattechnologyreadinesslevelthesystemwillbebrought. The“6thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum”(CAESH)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune15thto16th,2022,focusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depthandwithanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe“aviationindustrypoliciesandmarkettrends”,“applicationofnewrenewableenergyandhydrogenfuel”,“advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology”,“globalshort-termsupplychaincoordination”andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Feb 28,2022
  • Deliveries of Comac’s ARJ21 Approach 70 Units

    TakingitscuefromtheMD-82andsubsequentMcDonnellDouglasprogramslaunchedforassemblyinChinainthe1980s,theARJ21regionaljet,builtbytheCommercialAviationCorporationofChina(Comac)sincetheOEM’sinceptionin2009,hasachievedameasureofsuccessinthedomesticmarket,with66unitsofthetypedeliveredbytheendof2021,accordingtoAscendbyCiriumdata. ReportsinChinesenewspaperGlobalTimesindicatedinDecemberthatChina-controlledIndonesianregionalairlineTransNusawouldserveastheinternationallaunchcustomerofthe90-seataircraftin2022.ThepublicationsaidChinaAircraftLeasingGroupHoldings,whichowned36percentofTransnusa,hadagreedtopurchase60oftheaircraftfordeliverythrough2026. Launchedin2002byaconsortiumledbydefensecontractorAviationIndustryCorporationofChina(AVIC),theprogramsawtheprototypetakeitsfirstflightin2008,withthefirstdeliverytoChengduAirlinesin2015.TheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC)issuedtheARJ21productioncertificatein2017. Inits2020to2039marketoutlook,Comacsaidthatbytheendof2019,China(excludingHongKong,Macao,andTaiwan)operatedatotalof59regionaljets.WiththegradualwithdrawaloftheEmbraerERJseriesandtheentryofARJ21-700,itsaidChina’sregionalfleethadgraduallyreachedthestagewheretheARJ21-700andBombardierCRJ900aircraftstoodasthemainturbofantypes. AccordingtoComac,China’sOneTwoThreeAirlines,asubsidiaryofChinaEasternAirlines,operatedthreeARJ21sattheendof2020andexpectedtoreceivesixin2021andeightin2022.“By2025,thesizeoftheaircraftfleetwillreach35,”itsaid. ChinaSouthernAirlines’firstARJ21officiallyenteredcommercialserviceonJuly15,2020.AirChinatookitsfourthARJ21inMarch2021,onleasefromCNACBeijingFinancialLeasingCompany. “WiththesigningofpurchasecontractsforARJ21-700aircraftbyChina’sthreemajorairlinesandthedeliveryofthefirstone,aswellastheimprovementoftheproductioncapacityofComacregionalaircraft,theproportionofARJ21-700aircraftinChina’sregionalfleetcontinuestoincrease,”Comacsaid. CiriumfleetsdataindicatesthatComachasdelivered66ARJ21stoeightoperatorsbytheendof2021,RobMorris,globalheadofconsultancyAscendbyCirium,toldAIN. “Thereweremarginallyfewerdeliveriesrecordedlastyear:21comparedto23in2020,”hesaid.“Thesamedatarecordsafirmorderbacklogof361aircraft(from13airlineandsixoperatinglessorcustomers)fortheARJ21.Deliveriesareexpectedtoincreasesignificantlyin2022andtomostimportantlyincludethefirstexportdeliveriestoTransNusainIndonesia.” TurningtoComac’sfull-narrowbodytype,theC919,designedtocompetewiththeAirbusA320andtheBoeing737,Morriscitedabacklogof303aircraftfromfiveairlinesandnineoperatinglessorcustomers. Source:AINonline

    Feb 25,2022
  • Safran Nacelles All Set to Open a New Facility in Suzhou, China

    SafranNacellesisallsettoopenanewMROfacilityinSuzhou,China.Thefacilityiscurrentlybeingsetupandoperationalinthesecondquarterof2022.ThisfacilitywillbelocatedintheheartoftheSuzhouFreeZone,onehourwestofShanghai.ThisstrategiclocationsimplifiesthematerialimportandexportprocessesforcustomersintheAsiaregion. AlainBerger,SafranNacelles’VicePresidentofSupportandServices,commented“IamverypleasedtoannouncetheupcomingopeningofourrepairstationinAsia.Ourcustomersintheregionwillbenefitfromtimely,localsupportandserviceswhilereducingtransportcosts.Theservicesofferedrangefrompreparationforentry-into-servicetowithdrawaloftheiraircraftfromtheoperation.SafranNacellescansupportthemateverystageoftheirfleet’slife.ThenewrepairstationenhancesourNacelleLifeserviceofferevenfurther.” ThenewsitealsocomplementsSafran’sMROnetwork,coveringEurope,theMiddleEast,theIndianpeninsula,andtheAmericas.Itwillalsobeusedasastoragebaseforsignificantnacellecomponents(airinlets,thrustreversers,exhaust,etc.)fortheentireAsiaregion. ThesiteisequippedwithadedicatedMROworkshopandhighlyqualifiedpersonneltorepairnacellesandLineReplaceableUnits(LRU).Theon-siteengineersaremainlyexpertsinrepairingcompositeandmetalaerostructures.Theycanalsoworkon-wing,onaircraftoperators’sitesandofferOriginalEquipmentManufacturer(OEM)guaranteedrepairsolutions. Uponopening,therepairstationwillbecertifiedbytheChinese(CAAC)andEuropean(EASA)AirAuthoritiestorepairnacellesandthrustreversersfortheAirbusA330ceoA320neoaircraftequippedwithCFMInternationalLEAP-1engines,andsoonfortheCOMACC919.ThesiteteamsarealreadysupportingCOMAC’sfinalassemblylinetopreparetheentry-into-serviceoftheirmedium-haulairliner. Source:MROBusinessToday

    Feb 25,2022
  • Queen Alia International Airport Trials Biometric Solutions

    QueenAliaInternationalAirport,incollaborationwithRoyalJordanianAirlines,willtrialtestnewbiometricsolutionsandtechnologyforpassengerstravellingonselectflightstoIstanbul. AirportInternationalGroupannouncedthat,inFebruary2022,QueenAliaInternationalAirport(QAIA)–incollaborationwithRoyalJordanianAirlines(RJ)andapioneeringtraveltechnologycompany–willbegintrialtestingbiometricsolutionsonselectRJflightstoIstanbul. TheadvancedbiometrictechnologywasbuiltforairportsbyairportspecialistsandinvolvesafacialrecognitionserviceinstalledonselectQAIA self-check-inkiosks andatboardinggates.Bytestingthebiometricsolutiontechnology,bothQAIAandRJaimtoimprovethepassengerexperience,raisepassengerhandlingcapacity,boostautomation,improveoverallairportoperationsand,giventheongoing COVID-19 pandemic,offerpassengerspartakinginthistrialtestpeaceofmindastheyenjoyatouch-freeairportjourney.  “Withairportsworldwideshiftingtowardssuchtransformationaltechnologies,wewelcometheinitiativeofthepilotbiometricsolutionsonselectRoyalJordanianAirlinesflights,atQAIA.Astheoperatorof QAIA,wearekeentoassesstheconditionsforfuturedeploymentofsuchtechnologiesatJordan’sprimegatewaytotheworldandremainuptospeedonfuturetravelrequirements,sowecanpresentto passengers afasterandmorestreamlinedcontactlessjourney,”commentedAirportInternationalGroupCEO,NicolasClaude. RoyalJordanianAirlinesViceChairman/CEO,SamerMajaliadded:“Wearethrilledtotry biometric check-insolutionthatimprovescustomerservice,makestheflyingexperiencemorehasslefreeandensuressafertravelduringthecurrentpandemic.Ourendeavourtomaketravellers’airportexperienceassmoothandassafeaspossibleismadepossiblebyourlongstandingpartnershipwithAirportInternationalGroup.ItiswithpridethatwecarryoutourroleofnationalcarrierofJordan,andconnectitwiththerestoftheworld.” Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldonMarch17th-18th,2022inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrict,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith Lucy formoredetails.

    Feb 25,2022
  • Leading Edge Aviation Wins Award for XR Virtual Cockpit

    LeadingEdgeAviation(LEAL),incollaborationwithPlaykoSoftware,havewontheAugmentedRealityExperienceoftheYearfortheirA320cockpitsimulatoratthe2021WebXRAwards,ThePolys.Thetwoorganisations,whohavebeendevelopingtheaward-winningsoftwaresince2018,aredelightedwiththerecognitionfromtheWebXRcommunity. TheXRsimulatorisamultiplayerexperiencethatLEALusetosupporttheirAPSMCCcourse.Gonearetraditionalpractisemethods,instead,studentsusetheXRexperiencetopreparefortheirsimulatortimebyembeddingmusclememorythroughextensiveflowtraining. Anintegralelementtotheproject’sdevelopmentwastheinputoftwoLEALgraduates,KieranWestlakeandAlexRamos.HavingrecentlycompletedtheirAPSMCCtraining,theirknowledgeoftheA320ensuredYinchandtheteamatPlaykowereabletofullyintegratestartupproceduresandflowswithintheXRexperience.LeadingEdgeAviation(LEAL),incollaborationwithPlaykoSoftware,havewontheAugmentedRealityExperienceoftheYearfortheirA320cockpitsimulatoratthe2021WebXRAwards,ThePolys.Thetwoorganisations,whohavebeendevelopingtheaward-winningsoftwaresince2018,aredelightedwiththerecognitionfromtheWebXRcommunity. TheXRsimulatorisamultiplayerexperiencethatLEALusetosupporttheirAPSMCCcourse.Gonearetraditionalpractisemethods,instead,studentsusetheXRexperiencetopreparefortheirsimulatortimebyembeddingmusclememorythroughextensiveflowtraining. Anintegralelementtotheproject’sdevelopmentwastheinputoftwoLEALgraduates,KieranWestlakeandAlexRamos.HavingrecentlycompletedtheirAPSMCCtraining,theirknowledgeoftheA320ensuredYinchandtheteamatPlaykowereabletofullyintegratestartupproceduresandflowswithintheXRexperience. Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay18th-19th,2022inLangfang,China.Theforumsubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimtointroduceadvanceideadandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmachanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Feb 25,2022
  • Rusada’s Latest App Focusing on Mobility, Designed for Pilots and Flight Crew Members

    Flightcrewcanviewalltheinformationtheyneedinoneplace,whichremovestheneedfortime-consumingphonecalls,orupdates. RusadarecentlyrevealedanewmobileapplicationfortheirAirworthiness,MROandflightoperationssolutions.TheappiscallENVISIONFlightsanditisspecificallydesignedforpilotsandothermembersofflightcrew. ThisappworkscloselyalongsideENVISION’sFlightOperationsmoduletoprovideuserswithliveflightdetailsincludingdeparture/arrivallocation,ETD/ETA,flighttypeandaircraftregistrationaswellasexpectedpassengers,baggage,andfreight. JulianStourton,CEO,Rusadasaid,“Weareveryexcitedtobereleasingyetanothernewapplicationtothemarket.WhatIlikemostaboutthisappisthatflightcrewcanviewalltheinformationtheyneedinoneplace,whichremovestheneedfortime-consumingphonecalls,orupdatesfromvariousthird-partyagents.Thisshouldmaketheirlivesmucheasierandallowforeveryoneintheorganizationtobeonthesamepage.” ENVISIONFlightsbecomesthethirdnewappreleasedinthelast10monthsafterENVISIONTasksandENVISIONStockwerelaunchedin2021,highlightingRusada’scurrentfocusonmobility. Severalkeyactionscanalsobecarriedoutdirectlyfromthecockpitusingthisapp.Actualsandoil&fuelupliftcanberecorded,existingflightsdivertedorcancelled,newflightsadded,crewassigned,anddefectsreported. Underthisbackground,AviationDigitalOperationTechnologyInternationalForum2022isplannedtobeheldinXiamencityfromMay12to13,2022,thethemeofthisforumis“FocusondigitalempowermentandacceleratetheintelligentdevelopmentandreformofcivilaviationinChina”,payattentiontothemulti-domainandmulti-agentdigitaltransformationandintelligentupgradingofairlines,hubairportsandoperationsupportunits,focusonthemaincontentsofsmarttravel,smartlogistics,smartoperation,smartsupervision,publicservicesandinnovationinfrastructure,improveaircraftoperationsafety,operationefficiencyandproductionorganizationcapacity,andpromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentoftheindustry. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Feb 14,2022
  • Vistara Upgrades Cockpit Connectivity on Airbus A321neos

    Vistara,theGurgaon,India-basedairline,isupgradingitsfleetofAirbusA321LRaircraftwithasatellite-basedcockpitconnectivitysystemfromCobhamAerospace. InemailedstatementstoAvionicsInternational,representativesforCobhamAerospaceexplainedthattheirAVIATOR200SSwiftBroadbandsystemisbeingaddedtofourA321LRaircraftoperatedbythejointventureofTataGroupandSingaporeAirlines.Vistara'sselectionoftheAVIATOR200SincludestheadditionofaCompactSatelliteDataUnit(CSDU),EnhancedLGAAntennawithbuilt-inHPAandDLNA(HELGA),andSATCOMConfigurationModule(SCM)totheirA321LR. “WearepleasedthataprominentinternationalcarriersuchasVistarahasplacedtheirtrustinAVIATORS,"EijiKawaishi,CEO,CobhamAerospaceCommunications,saidinastatement."WehaveeveryconfidencethatAVIATORwillexceedperformanceexpectations,leadingtoevengreatermarketacceptanceofthisgroundbreakingSATCOMsystem." Comparedtopreviousgenerationsofaircraftsatellitecommunicationsystems,"200Sofferstwosegregatedaircraftcommunicationdomains,an80-timesincreaseindata-transfercapacity,aswellassafetyservices-approvedACARSandSATVOICE,"thecompanysaidinapressstatementannouncingtheVistaraselection. AccordingtoCobham,theAVIATOR200ScombinestheprovisionofSwiftBroadbandAircraftCommunicationsAddressingandReportingSystem(ACARS)dataserviceswithanInternetProtocol(IP)datapipeforthetransferofoperationalandflightdatatogroundmaintenanceandcontrolfacilities,orreal-timeweatherandotherflightrelevantinformationupdatestoElectronicFlightBags(EFBs)orFlightManagementSystems(FMS).OtherfeaturesofthesystemincludeaCompactSatelliteDataUnit(C-SDU)whichisdeployedwithaphasedarrayantennawithbuilt-inDiplexer,LowNoiseAmplifier(DLNA),andHighPowerAmplifier(HPA). AVIATOR200Soffersinterfacescapableofsupportingfuture4DTrajectory-BasedOperationsroutingsystemsforcontinental(SESARandNextGen)andoceanicuse,accordingtoCobham. "4DTrajectoryGuidanceisaprimaryapplicationofinterestwhereCobhamseessignificantopportunityforgrowthin[AirTrafficControl]ATCefficiencies. ItwillreplaceandimprovelegacycockpitSafetyServicesofferedbylegacynetworktechnologyforSafetyVoiceandCPDLCdataforATCcommunications.FurtherapplicationswouldincludedataconnectivitydrivenappsofferedonAirbus’FOMAXPlatform,"therepresentativeforCobhamsaid. TheAVIATOR200SselectionforVistaracomesastheairlinecontinuestoreportongoingfleetandflightoperationalexpansion.VinodKannantookoverasCEOofVistaralastmonthforLeslieThng,whoistakingonaseniorrolewithSingaporeAirlinesafterfouryearsastheCEOofVistara. Underthisbackground,the“11thAnnualAvionicsInternationalForum”(AIF2022)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionApril20th-21st,2022,focusonbreakingthroughthekeybottleneckssuchasavionicssystemintegration,cockpitinteractivedisplay,high-speednetworkcommunicationandreal-timehealthmonitoring,focusontheresearchanddevelopmentofcorekeybasiccomponentssuchasairborneembeddedoperatingsystem,protocolprocessingchipandDCmotorbearing,andcatchupwiththeinternationalmainstreamtechnologylevelintermsofmulti-functionaldisplay,aviationlightingequipmentandcockpitcontrolpanel.Promoteprofessionalsimulatorsandfullmotionflightsimulatorsanddrivethedevelopmentofspecialsoftwaresuchasflightcontrol,graphics,andimages.StrengthentheconstructionofsupportingcapacityofnavigationaircraftandUAVairbornesystem,torealizetheplatform,series,andlarge-scaledevelopmentofairbornesystem. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Feb 14,2022
  • Honeywell JetWave Satellite Communication System Air China A321 Modification Project Successfully Obtained Certification

    OnFebruary8,underthecooperationofHoneywellandBeijingAircraftMaintenanceEngineeringCo.,Ltd.(Ameco),AmecosuccessfullycompletedthemodificationofHoneywellMCS-8420JetWavesatellitecommunicationsystemforAirChinaAirbusA321aircraft,andobtainedtheSupplementaryTypeCertificate(STC)issuedbytheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina.ThisisthefirstcabinKasatellitecommunicationsystemmodificationprojectwithindependentintellectualpropertyrightscompletedbyaChineseMROcompany.Thesuccessfulcertificationofthisprojectwillfurtherpromotethedevelopmentofdomesticin-flightinterconnectservices,helpairlinesimproveoperationalefficiencyandimprovepassengerflightexperience. Honeywell’sMCS-8420modelJetWavesatellitecommunicationssystemisdesignedtoconnecttoChina’sKa-bandsatellitenetworkandcanbedeployedinconnectivitysolutionsforChina’sairlinefleet.Aftertheinstallationofthesystem,thefleetcanaccesshigh-speedInternet,whichnotonlyenablespassengerstoexperiencehigh-speedWi-Fiatanaltitudeof10,000meters,butalsohelpsthecrewtobettermanagetheaircraft,reducefleetfuelcostsandavoidaircraftdelays. Honeywell’sMCS-8420modelJetWavesatellitecommunicationsystemwasapprovedtoaccessChinaSatcom’sKahigh-throughputsatellitenetworkinNovember2021.InAugustofthesameyear,HoneywellandLufthansaTechnikobtainedtheSupplementaryTypeApproval(VSTC)issuedbytheCivilAviationAdministrationofChinafortheAirbusA320modelequippedwiththistypeofsatellitecommunicationsystemmodificationproject.Theprototypeofthistypeofsatellitecommunicationsystemwasfirstlaunchedin2018andexhibitedatthefirstChinaInternationalImportExpo,andin2019,itcarriedoutflightandgroundtestsinChinaonHoneywell’sBoeing757connectedaircraft,showinggoodresults. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2022willbeheldonApril26th-27th,2022,BeijingCity. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Feb 14,2022
  • KF Aerospace Adopts 8tree Wireless 3D Scanner Tool

    CanadianapprovedmaintenanceorganisationKFAerospacehasbegunusing8tree’s‘dentCHECK’atitsKelowna,BritishColumbia,headquarters. Thewireless3DscannertoolwithintegratedARdeliversreal-time‘go/no-go’answersatthepushofabutton,which8treesaidreducesdamage-mappingandreportingtimescomparedtotraditionalmanualmethodsthatusedepth-gaugesandstraight-edges. KF’schiefoperatingofficerGreggEvjensadi:“KFperformshundredsofstructuralrepairsannuallyonawidevarietyofcommercialaircraft.ImplementationofdentCHECKhasallowedKFtoimproveaccuracy,acceleratethedamagemappingprocesses,andproduceadigitalrecordforourengineerstoutiliseasthedeveloptherepairs.” Whencomparedtotraditionalinspectionmethods,dentCHECKdeliversa90percentgaininefficiencyand35timesbettermeasurementconsistency,8treesaidinastatement. 8tree’sCEOArunChhabraadded:“WeareabsolutelythrilledthatKFAerodecidedondentCHECK,whentheyembracedthetoolafterarigorousevaluationacoupleyearsago.TheyjoinedtheglobalcommunityofdentCHECKusersasthefirstCanadianfirmtodoso. “SeveralotherCanadianoperatorshavesincefollowedintheirfootsteps.KFAerojoinstheranksofmorethanthreedozenMROs,airlinesandOEMsthatusedentCHECKdailytodispositiondent-damageonaircraftacrossthecargo,commercial,businessanddefenceaviationsectors.WelookforwardtocontinuingtosupportKFAero’smaintenanceoperationsandhavingthemexperience8tree’sexceptionalcustomerservice.” Underthisbackground,the12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay26th–27th,2022,inNanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Click here toregisteryouinterestorcontactwith LUCYdirectly.

    Feb 14,2022
  • Qatar Airways Sign GE9X Engines for Whooping 6.8 Billion to Power Boeing 777

    TheGE9XoffersthelowestNOxemissionsinitsclass,andisthequietestGEengineeverproduced. QatarAirwayssignedanagreementwithGEforUSD6.8billionfor30GE9XenginesandfourGE90-115Bengines,plusGETrueChoiceservicescoupledwithanadditionalneworderforGE9Xengines.ThisagreementisapartofagloballaunchbyQatarAirwaysof50Boeing777-8Freighters.ThisorderisincoordinationofQatarAirways’agreementfor34firm777-8orderswithanadditional16purchaserightoptions,andanadditionalorderoftwoBoeing777Freighters. TheagreementincludesspareenginesandaTrueChoiceservicesagreementtocoverthemaintenance,repairandoverhaul(MRO)oftheengines. QatarAirwaysGroupChiefExecutive,HisExcellencyMr.AkbarAlBaker,said:“Withourstatusastheworld’slargestairfreightcarrier,QatarAirwayshasambitiousplansforthefutureofitscargooperations.AsoperatorsoftheBoeing777family,includingthegloballaunchcustomerofBoeing’s777-8Freighteraircraft,wearedelightedtohaveGEasourpartnersandthesecontractsforGEenginesfurthercementthestrongrelationshipbetweenQatarAirwaysandGE.WeareconfidentthatQatarAirways’focustodrivetowardsasustainablefuturewillbeverymuchsupportedbytheefficiencyoftheGE9Xengines.” GEAviationCEOJohnSlatterysaid,“GEAviationhasgreathistoryandproventrackrecordofpoweringfreighter-dedicatedaircraft.WeareproudtocontinuebuildingourrelationshipwithQatarAirwaysandplayasignificantroleintheirgrowthwiththisorderofBoeing777-8Freighterand777Freighteraircraft.” TheGE9XenginehelpsmeetGEAviation’scommitmenttoamoresustainableaviationindustrybyintroducingthelatestgenerationsofheat-resistantCeramicMatrixCompositesmaterials,additively-manufacturedpartsandleanburncombustionthathelpimprovefuelefficiency.Itistheworld’smostpowerfulandmostfuel-efficientturbofan.TheGE9XoffersthelowestNOxemissionsinitsclass,andisthequietestGEengineeverproduced.LikeallGEcommercialengines,boththeGE9XandGE90arecompatiblewithanyapprovedSustainableAviationFuel(SAF). IncorporatingasuiteofpropulsiontechnologiesuniquetoGE,theGE9Xoffersupto10percentlowerspecificfuelconsumptioncomparedtotheengineitreplaces.ItbuildsontheheritageofthepioneeringGE90engineandoffersacombinationofpowerandefficiencyunmatchedinthefreightermarket.GEAviationhaspoweredessentialcargooperationsworldwidefordecades,includingBoeing’slineofdedicatedfreighters.ThislegacycontinueswithBoeing’snewest,the777-8Freighter,poweredexclusivelybytheGE9Xengine. Readrelatedstories…GEAviation’sCatalystturbopropenginesoarswithBeechcraftKingAirinthefirstsuccessfulflight TheGE90enginefamilyistheexclusivepowerplantonBoeing’s777-300ER,777-200LR,and777Freighteraircraft.Sinceitsentryintoservicein1995,theGE90enginehasaccumulatedmorethan108millionflighthoursandhasbeenamongthemostreliableintheindustrywithaworldclassdispatchreliabilityrateof99.98percent. The“6thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum”(CAESH)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionMarch29th-30th,2022,focusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depthandwithanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe“aviationindustrypoliciesandmarkettrends”,“applicationofnewrenewableenergyandhydrogenfuel”,“advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology”,“globalshort-termsupplychaincoordination”andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Feb 14,2022
  • ACI World Launches New Interactive Airport Industry Intelligence Tool

    AirportsCouncilInternational(ACI)WorldhaslaunchedtheACIIntelligenceHub,aninnovativenewplatformallowinguserstoexploreairporttrafficandfinancialdatainaself-serveandinteractivemanner. TheIntelligenceHubwillallowuserstobrowse,extractorvisualizetheairportindustry’smostextensivecollectionoftrafficandeconomicdata,usingthemostup-to-datedatafromairportsaroundtheworldandbenefitingfromACI’sdirectreachtoairports.Userswillbeabletointeractwithpassenger,cargoandaircraftmovementdatainmultiplemodules. Theplatformwillinitiallyfeaturethreemodulesavailablethroughsubscriptionwithafourthoneplannedtobereleasedlaterin2022: 1.AnalystModule:Allowinguserstoextractcustomizedpassenger,cargoandaircraftmovementdatausingtheAnnualAirportTrafficDatabase,withairporttrafficfromover2,500airportsinmorethan180countriesandterritoriescovering95percentofglobalscheduledpassengertrafficannually,aswellastheMonthlyAirportTrafficDatabase,whichfeaturesairportdataforover1,200oftheworld’smajorcommercialairports. 2.ExecutiveModule:Interactivedashboardsfeaturinganoverviewoftheairportindustrywithdatabrokendownintoworld,regionalandsub-regionalfiguresforthepast5years. 3.LibraryModule:AccesstoaselectionofACI’sworld-renownedpublicationscoveringairportindustrytrafficdataandeconomicinsights.TheseincludetheAnnualWorldAirportTrafficReports(WATR),monthlytrafficreports,quarterlyeconomicbulletins,andmore. 4.BenchmarkingModule:Tooltobenchmarkyourairportperformanceagainstindustryaveragesaswellasdifferentpre-definedgroupings(regions,countrygrouping,airportsizegrouping,etc.)forawiderangeofkeyperformanceindicators.Thismoduleisplannedtobelaunchedlaterin2022. “Afterseveralyearsofworkandsignificantinvestment,weareproudtolaunchtheACIIntelligenceHub,”ACIWorldDirectorGeneralLuisFelipedeOliveirasaid.“Theplatformisuniqueinthatitwillhavethemostcomprehensivedataintheairportindustryleveragingdatacollecteddirectlyfromairports.Itwillenableairports,consultingfirmsandawidevarietyofaviationandtravelstakeholderstogainactionableinsightswithreliableandextensivedata.Thisisespeciallyimportantastheairtransport,travelandtourism,andotherrelatedsectorsrecoverandaimtobuildbackbetter.” Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldonMarch17th-18th,2022inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrictandCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Feb 14,2022
  • UK Pilot Training Group Announces Launch of New Distance Learning Programme

    LeadingEdgeAviationannouncedthelaunchoftheirnewdistancelearningprogramme–Vector.Thisexcitingnewprogrammewillallowaspirationalpilotstocompletetheirgroundschoolstudiesremotelyinawaythatbestservesthem. ChiefTheoreticalKnowledgeInstructor,MatthewWoodscommented,“Wearedelightedtobeabletoexpandourtrainingexpertisetosupportthosefuturecommercialpilotsstudyingindependently.TrainingfortheATPLtheoreticalknowledgeexamsischallengingsohavingourteamofhighlyexperiencedspecialistInstructorsleadingthewayisthebestroutetosuccess.” Removingphysicalbarrierstolearningisjustoneofthewaystheinnovativeflightschoolisworkingtomaketrainingmoreopenandaccessibletoall.TheflightschoolhasalreadydemonstratedatrackrecordofsuccesswithdistancelearningduringtheinitialoutbreakofCOVID-19in2020whenphysicalgroundschoolclasseswereforcedtopause.Ratherthanstandclassesdownandlosecontinuityoflearning,theorganisationwasthefirstATO(approvedtrainingorganisation)toresumetrainingbyprovidingtheirstudentswithaflexibleonlinesolution.ThearrivalofVectorrepresentsanexcitingchapterintheongoinggrowthofthestudent-centredflighttrainingprovider. Vector,however,ismorethanjustself-study,LeadingEdgeAviation’steamofexperiencedinstructors&e-learningspecialistshavedevelopedacoursethatsupportsastudent’sindividuallearningneedsandtheirfinalgoals. Byfocussingontheninecorepilotcompetencies,theyhavedevelopedacoursethatusesblendedlearning,pullingcomplimentarysubjectstogethertoofferathreemodulecoursestructure–thisblendedapproachisperfectlyplacedtosupportastudent’slearningbydeliveringthecontentinbite-sizedandlogicalunits. ThecourseissupportedbyadedicatedDistanceLearningManager(DLM),inadditiontosupportfromtheirexperiencedTheoreticalKnowledgeInstructorteam,studentswillalsohaveaccesstoadedicatedMSTeamsgroup–offeringthemtheopportunitytocommunicatewithotherstudents. Combiningtechnologywithinnovation,VectorisaccessedviatheLeadingEdgeAviationVLE(VirtualLearningEnvironment)andfeaturesPadPiloteBooks,bespokequestionbanksandsupportingmaterials,progresstestsandsubjectqualifyingexams.TheintroductionofGamificationenablesstudentstomonitortheirownprogress,allthetimesupportedbytheDLM.Consolidationstudyweeksformpartofthecourseandcanbeattendedinacademyorvirtually,againfocussingontherequirementsofthestudent. Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay18th-19th,2022inLangfang,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. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwith LUCYformoredetails.

    Feb 14,2022
  • China’s Self-developed Large-scale Amphibious Aircraft AG600 Kunlong Aircraft 1003 Completed Its First Engine Test Run

    ITHousereportedonFebruary10thattheAviationIndustryCorporationofChina(AVIC)nowannouncedthatthe1003engineoftheAG600“Kunlong”aircraftcompleteditsfirsttestrunonFebruary8andwassuccessful. Accordingtoreports,aftercompletingthecoldruntestthatday,theaircraftcompletedthefirsttestrunintheorderofNo.1,No.2,No.3,andNo.4engines.Thesystemsofthefourengineswereingoodconditionandtheparameterindicationswerenormal,layingthefoundationforthefollow-upwork.Atpresent,thecommissioning,inspectionandvariouson-boardgroundtestpreparationsforAG600aircraft1003beforethemaidenflightareprogressingsteadily. AG600“Kunlong”1003isalarge-scalespecial-purposecivilaircraft(firefighting/waterrescue)amphibiousaircraftindependentlydevelopedbytheaviationindustry,knownas“flyingship”+“swimmingaircraft”. InDecember2021,theAG600“Kunlong”1003aircraftwascompletedandremovedfromtheshelvesinZhuhai,markingtheofficialcompletionoftheinstallationoftheaircraft’sbodystructureandairbornesystems,andenteringthegroundjointdebuggingandtestingstage,whichalsomarkedthesuccessoftheproject.Completingthe2021annualtargetandtasksisanothermajorprogressinthedevelopmentoftheproject. Asoneofmycountry’s“largeaircraftfamilies”,AG600isalarge-scalespecial-purposecivilaircraftdevelopedforthefirsttimetomeettheurgentneedsoffirefightingandwaterrescue.Itisamajoraviationequipmenturgentlyneededfortheconstructionofthenationalemergencyrescuesystem.Atpresent,itisundergoingalargenumberofscientificexperimentsandtestflights,anditisexpectedtobecompletedandputintouseby2024. OnJuly26,2020,AG600successfullyachieveditsmaidenflightatseanearTuandao,Qingdao,Shandong.Atthepreviousairshowofthe13thChinaInternationalAviationandAerospaceExpo,the“Kunlong”AG600hassuccessfullycompletedthefirstdemonstrationoftheflightwatercastingfunction.9tonsofwaterfellfromthesky,showingapowerfulfirefightingandrescueability!Thescenewasveryshocking. ITHouselearnedthatrelevantleadersofGeneralAviationandGeneralAviationSouthChina,aswellasleadersandrepresentativesof24suppliersofAG600modelsattendedtheevent.Attheceremony,theAVICGeneralAviationPartyCommitteeexpressedwarmcongratulationsandheartfeltthankstothecadres,workersandallsupplierswhohaveworkedhardinthedevelopmentofAG600aircraft1003aircraft. Accordingtotheofficialintroduction,AG600aircraft1003officiallyenteredthefinalassemblystagefromJune24,whichlasted186days.Anumberofkeytestssuchasfinalassemblyworkandairtightnesstestofpressurizedcabin,powerandenvironmentalcontrolsystem,pressuretestofhydraulicsystem,andconductionofthewholeaircraftavionicssystemhavebeencarriedout. ItisworthmentioningthattheAG600aircraft,togetherwiththeY-20strategictransportaircraftandthecommercialC919,isalsoknownasthe“threebrothersofdomesticlargeaircraft”.Itisthelargestamphibiousaircraftunderdevelopmentintheworld,whichcanmeettheurgentneedsofforestfirefightingandwaterrescue.ItisregardedasanimportantequipmentfortheconstructionofChina’snaturaldisasterpreventionsystemandemergencyrescuesystem. Source:GAMINGSYM

    Feb 14,2022
  • China's C919, Challenger to Boeing 737, Aims for 2022 Deliveries

    DeliveriesofChina'shomegrownC919narrow-bodypassengerjetareexpectedthisyearafterseveraldelays,despiteatightscheduleforregulatorycertificationsanduncertaintiesrelatedtoU.S.tradebans. HeDongfeng,chairmanofC919developerCommercialAircraftCorporationofChina(COMAC),laidoutthe2022deliveryschedulefortheplaneMondayinaninternalmeeting,accordingtominutespublishedbythestate-ownedaircraftmaker. Thescheduleistight,andtherearechallengesfromexternaluncertainties,accordingtoHe.TheC919isyettobecertifiedbyChineseaviationregulators,apreconditionforitscommerciallaunch. COMACinitiallyplannedtodelivertheC919in2017,buttheschedulewasrepeatedlydelayedbecauseoftechnologyandsupplyissues. Underdevelopmentsince2008,theC919targetsthesamemarketastheAirbusA320andtheBoeing737,thetwobestsellingcommercialaircraft.Theplaneisdesignedtoseat158to168passengers. TheC919madeitsfirsttestflightinMay2017withsixprototypeairplanesoperatingindifferentregionsacrossChina.RegulatoryreviewsforitsairworthinesscertificationstartedinDecember2020. COMAChasreceivedmorethan800provisionalordersfortheC919,mostlyfromdomesticairlinesorleasingfirms.InMarch2021,ChinaEasternAirlinessignedacontracttobuyfiveC919jetlinersinthefirstformalorderplacedbyaglobalairline. TheairworthinesscertificationisacomplicatedtaskforboththejetdeveloperandChineseregulators,asitisthefirstofitskindconductedinChina,accordingtoWangYanan,anexpertattheChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics.Thereviewsareespeciallychallengingduetonewtechnologiesandmaterialsusedbythejet,Wangsaid. ThereisstillahugeamountoftestingtobedonefortheC919tobecertified.ByDecember2021,theC919hadcompletedonly34certificationtestsoutof276planned,accordingtoYangZhenmei,aCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC)official. ThetechnologyconfrontationbetweenChinaandtheUnitedStatesisalsoaddinguncertaintiesfortheaircraft.InDecember2020,theTrumpadministrationimposedadditionallicensingrequirementsoncompaniesonitsMilitaryEnd-UserList,affectingnearly60Chinesecompanies,includingtwoCOMACsubsidiaries.Thelistmainlyrestrictstheexport,re-exportandtransferofproductsandtechnologies. ShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCo.(SAMC),oneoftheCOMACunitsonthelist,isthegeneralassembleroftheC919.About60%ofthemainsupplierstotheC919areAmericancompaniessuchasGeneralElectric,HoneywellandEatonCorp.,accordingtoareportbytheCenterforStrategic&InternationalStudies,aWashington-basedthinktank. Source:NIKKAIASIA

    Feb 14,2022
  • Boeing Looks To China As It Works To Deliver Stored 737 MAX Jets

    Boeinghasexpressedoptimismaboutits737MAXprogramasitkicksoff2022.TheAmericanaircraftmanufacturerfeelsbuoyedbyrecentapprovalsandmovestolifttheMAXgroundinginkeygeographies,butespeciallyinChina.Oneofthebigbenefitsforthemanufacturerthereis,astheaircraftre-enterservice,itwillbeabletoclearmoreofitsstoredMAXjetsand,potentially,sellmoreofthetypeinChina. BoeinglooksatChinawithoptimism Boeing’sCEO,DaveCalhoun,providedabroadoverviewofBoeing’soutlookonthecompany’sfourth-quarterearningscallonWednesday.Speakingonvariousaspectsofthebusiness,hecommentedonthereturntoserviceoftheMAX: “Wehaveregulatoryapprovalnowinalmosteveryjurisdictionintheworld…China,IndonesiaandEthiopiaalldeliveredpriortotheendoftheyear.Wedelivered245airplanesin’21.Weflownsafelyover800,000flighthours[witha]99.3%servicereliability.We’venowflownmore[hours]posttheMAXgroundingthanwedidpre-MAXgrounding.ChinaispreparingfortheirMAXreturntoserviceandfordelivery,andwehavesetupaplanthatallowsforthatinthefirstquarter.” Mr.CalhounfurtherclarifiedthatBoeingwouldfollowtheleadofChina’saviationregulatorsandChinesecarrierstosupportamethodicalreturntoservice.However,BoeingisstilloptimisticthattheenvironmentinChinaisimproving,andtheMAXgrounding,ofwhichChinawasoneofthefirstcountriestoimpose,iscomingtoanend. DeliveriestoChinaareexpectedtoresumesoon Boeingiscurrentlyanticipatingafirst-quarterdeliveriesresumptioninChina,whichendsonMarch31st,2022.ThemanufacturerdidnotgiveafirmdatetowhenitexpectstodeliverthefirstMAXjettoacustomer,thoughthereareplentyofjetswaitingtobedelivered.Boeing’sChiefFinancialOfficer,BrianWest,statedthefollowingondeliveryplanssurroundingtheMAX: “Wecurrentlyhave335737MAXairplanesininventoryandstillanticipatedeliveringmostoftheseairplanesbytheendof2023.TimingandpaceofdeliveriestoChinesecustomersarealsocriticalassumptionstoourdeliveryoutlook.” China’sairlineswere,pre-crisis,veryhungryforairplanesastheysoughttoexpandandfurtherdevelopthecountry’sgrowingappetiteforairtravel.However,theglobalhealthcrisishasputapininmuchofthatexpansion,andChina’sclosedbordersmeanmosttrafficremainsdomestic,thoughstillrelativelymuted.AsChinalookstorampupitsexpansionofairinfrastructureandresumemoreairtraveloverthenextcoupleofyears,itshouldhelprestoresomeofthatpre-crisisappetitefornewplanes.ThisshouldbeatailwindforBoeingasairlineslooktohaveaircraftavailabletopowerthatgrowth. Boeing’sMAXresurgence BoeinghasalreadybeenabletoresumeMAXdeliveriestomostofitsmajorcustomers.Sincethegroundingsstartedtoliftinlate2020,AmericanAirlines,UnitedAirlines,SouthwestAirlines,AlaskaAirlines,Ryanair,Icelandair,andCopaAirlinesarejustsomeofthewidevarietyofairlinesthatreceivednewMAXaircraft.However,thegroundinghasstretchedinChina,whichhaslimitedBoeing’sabilitytoresumedeliveries. The737MAXmadequitearesurgencein2021.Severalairlineshaveplacedblockbusterordersfortheaircraftandarelookingtousetheplanestorenewtheirfleet,expand,andcapitalizeontheimprovedfuelefficiencyoftheMAXincomparisontooldermodels. BoeinghaslargelyhadroomtogrowinChina.ThebigthreemajorChinesecarriersallhavetheMAXintheirfleetplans,asdosomesmallerairlineslookingtogrow.However,Boeing’ssalesoftheMAXinChinaarefarlesscomparedtotheaircraft’ssalesinplacesliketheUnitedStatesandEurope. OncedeliveriesoftheMAXresumeandairlinesinChinastartflyingthemandgetbacktoprofitability,Boeingwilllikelybeintherunningforaircraftorders.Themanufactureralreadyhasahistorywiththesecarriers,whichflyahostofotherBoeingjets,including747s,777s,and737s.JusthowmanyordersBoeingbringsinfromChinaremainstobeseen,thoughgettingMAXplanesdeliveredandthetypebackintheairthereremainsoneofthebigstepsbeforeanyorderscomein. Source:simpleflying

    Jan 29,2022
  • China’s Autoflight relaunches eVTOL aircraft program in Europe

    ChineseeVTOL-developerAutoFlighthasrelauncheditseVTOLdevelopmentplansinEuropewithanewseniorhireandbyopeninganewR&Dandcertificationsite. AnewsubsidiaryAutoFlightEuropewillbethesuccessortoitsnowdefunctAutoFlightXsubsidiary,whichwasfoundedin2018andwasalsobasedinGermany. broughttoyoubyElementAerospace AutoflightXwasdevelopingtheV600,afivepassengereVTOL(electricverticaltake-offandlanding)aircraftthatwasshownasaprototypein2019,butwhichisnolonger“partoftheportfolio”,saidAutoflight. InsteadAutoFlightEuropewilldevelopandcertifyinEuropetheProsperityI,afour-seateVTOLaircraftwitharangeof250km(155miles). TheEASAcertificationprogramisexpectedtostartthisyearandwillbeheadedupbyformerAirbusprogrammanagerMarkHenningfromanewsiteatAugsburgAirport,Germany. AugsburgwillhosttheR&DandcertificationworkneededtoachieveEASAcertificationofitsnewProsperityIairtaxiby2025saidAutoFlightEurope.“AdedicatedandgrowingteamwillworkinAugsburg”andthecompany “planstoestablishadditionallocationsfortestanddemonstrationflightsacrossEurope”itsaidinastatement. TianYu,AutoFlight’sfounder,chairmanandCEOsaid,“IamdelightedthatMarkHenningisjoiningAutoFlightinEuropetobuildourProsperityIairtaxiaccordingtoEASAsafetystandards.” AutoFlight,whichhasitsheadquartersinShanghai,Chinawasfoundedin2016.Thecompanyhasevolvedarangeofconsumerdronesintoheavy-liftcargoandlogisticseVTOLaircraft,theV50andV400albatross. ProsperityI,whichhaspreviouslybeenknownastheV1500M,isAutoFlight’sfirstpassenger-carryingeVTOLandmadeitsfirstflightinOctoberlastyear. ProsperityIusesaliftandcruiseconfiguration,andhasamaximumtake-offweightof1,500kg(3,305lbs).Thecompanysaiditwillrevealtheprogressmadeinthetransitiontestsithasalreadyconductedinthenextfewweeks. AutoFlightEurope’smanagingdirectorHenningsaid,“WearebringingaircraftconstructionbacktoAugsburgaswebuilddronesandcreateacompletelynewmarketsegmentforairtaxis.WhatIreallylikeaboutAutoFlightandProsperityIistheunderlyingsimpleconcept.Simplicitytranslatesintosafetyandefficiency.” Source:aerospacetestinginternational

    Jan 29,2022
  • NASA’s Innovation Award Supports Phase II of ATM Optimization Project

    AnewcollaborationbetweenGEAviation,SmartSkyNetworks,andMosaicATMwasannouncedthatwillconnectairborneandcloud-basedflightmanagementsystems(FMS)forairspacemanagementoptimizationinadditiontoenablinglowaltitudeairtrafficmanagement(ATM)foradvancedairmobility(AAM)aircraft.ThisresearchandtheeffortstooptimizeairtrafficmanagementwillbeconductedunderanInnovationAwardfromNASA.Thecloud-basedFMSconceptwillexpandavailabledatainputsandprocessingcapabilitiestoimprovereal-timeairspacemanagementplanningforairtrafficcontrollers. RepresentativesfromeachofthethreecompaniesinvolvedinthiscollaborationspokeinmoredetailwithAvionicsInternationalaboutwhattheyhopetoaccomplish.ToddKilbourne,SeniorProgramManageratMosaicATM,explainedthattheybeganpartneringwithSmartSkyNetworksduringPhaseIoftheproject.“Westartedwithasimulationofmessagesthatwouldgobackandforthbetweenanon-boardFMSandaclouddigitaltwinversionoftheFMS,”Kilbournesaid.“WeusedtheSmartSkynetwork—bothintheirsimulationlabandtheirrealair-groundnetwork—tovalidatethatthetypesofmessagesthatwouldbetransmittedbetweenthetwoversionsofFMScouldbedeliveredattherequiredperformancelevelsoveranexistingnetwork:thehigh-bandwidth,high-reliabilitySmartSkynetwork.Weprovedthatconceptandvalidatedthatwehadanexistingnetworkthatcouldperformthewayweneededitto.” NASAgaveanotherInnovationAwardtoSmartSkyandMosaic,allowingthemcontinuewithPhaseIIoftheproject—whichiswhentheyaddedGEAviationasapartner.Now,theyareaboutsixmonthsintowhatwillbeatwo-year-longproject.InPhaseII,Kilbournesharedthattheywillbetesting,bothinthesimulationlabandSmartSky'snetwork,“arealconnectionbetweentheGETrueCourseFMSonboardandtheircloudinstanceofthat,andfurthervalidatetheconceptusingrealproducts.”Theresultsofthisprojectwillincluderesearchresults,experimentalresults,andtestreportstoinformfurtherdevelopmentoftheSmartSkynetworkalongwithGE’sTrueCourseFMS.ThroughoutPhaseII,therewillbeasignificantfocusoncommercializationoftheconcept. GaryGoz,NavigationSystemsProductDirectorwithGEAviation,explainedthatinthiscollaboration,theyareworkingtoestablishthearchitectureanddesigndecisionsforthechangesnecessarytoaccommodatethecloud-basedversionofGE’sTrueCourseFMS.TheirFMS,hesaid,“isdesignedtobeanopenarchitecture,soitisbuiltwithscalabilityinmindandreallyfocusedonhowTrueCourseplaysinamoreconnectedecosystem.” “TheprojectwilltaketheTrueCoursebaseline,takesomeofthatflightmanagementnon-safety-criticalmodularity,andeithermoveitorreplicateitoffboard.Increatingthatdigitaltwinpiece,wetakeallofthatsoftwareoffboardandprovidethatcapabilitytoinnovatethepiecesthatwecan’tchangeoftenorquicklyonboard,andreplicatethatinthecloud,”saidGoz.Usingthatdigitaltwinenablestrafficflowmanagementandtheabilitytoavoidstackupsorholdpatterns,whichcanbedoneoffboardinahighlyaccurateway. TheSmartSkyaircraftconnectivitynetworkwasdesignedspecificallywithapplicationslikethiscollaborativeprojectinmind,andtheproductsthecompanyusedforthisprojectarestandardcommercialproductsthatareavailableoff-the-shelf.BrianTrainum,DirectorofApplicationsatSmartSky,commented,“Theaircraftradioandthegroundnetworkitselfarereallydesignedspecificallyforthesetypesofrequirementsthatneedlowlatency,thatneedabi-directional,high-bandwidthnetworktosupport.” GozfromGEAviationsharedhisperspectiveontheAAMmarket,sayingthattherehavebeenmanyprovidershopingtointroduceserviceswithtraditional,provencapabilitiesinordertolowerriskandachievecertificationmorequickly.“Withourincumbencyontheairtransportside,”heexplained,“thecapabilitytogotomarketwillbealoteasierbecausewecanusethatincumbencytoprovetheproductthatwehavethere.Thatallowsustogetittomarketmoreefficientlyandinashorttimeframe.”TheteamatGEAviationhasbeenactivelyengagedwithsomeOEMsandthoselookingtobuildouttheinfrastructureforAAM.GettingtheirFMStomarketquicklyiscriticalfordeliveringthevolumeofservicethatthemarketnowexpects,Gozcommented. ModernizationofairspaceandtheroleoftheFMS—inadditiontothepilotparticipatinginamoreconnectedecosystem—arecentraltoGEAviation’smissionofsustainability,saidJeremyBarbour,VicePresidentandGeneralManagerofConnectedAircraftatGEAviation.“Exploringthistechnologysothatwemoredeeplyunderstandhowflightmanagementsystemproductsneedtoevolvetoefficientlyparticipateinthisnetworkisreallygoingtohelpusdothateffectively,”heshared. Barbouralsospokeaboutthenumerousflightplanoptimizationapplicationscurrentlyavailableinthemarketandtheproblemsthatmayariseinutilizingthem.“Iftheoffboardapplication—whichisnotadigitaltwinoftheFMS—determinesthatthereisabetterwaytoflytheplane,it’sverydifficulttoknowiftheFMSwillagreethatitis,infact,better.Willtheaircraftflythechangedrouteinahighlypredictable,accurateway?” HavingthedigitaltwinoftheFMSinthecloudisagreatwaytosolvetheseproblems,hesaid.“YoucaninteractwiththeFMStoknow:doestheFMSagreethatthisisabetterroute?IfweuploadthatroutechangetotheFMS,willthatplaneflythatrouteinanextremelyaccurateandpredictableway?Inordertoachieveoptimizationatthenetworklevelthatweneed,thosetwoproblemshavetobesolved,andwethinkthisisagreatwaytodothat.” Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualAvionicsInternationalForum”(AIF2022)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionApril20th-21st,2022,focusonbreakingthroughthekeybottleneckssuchasavionicssystemintegration,cockpitinteractivedisplay,high-speednetworkcommunicationandreal-timehealthmonitoring,focusontheresearchanddevelopmentofcorekeybasiccomponentssuchasairborneembeddedoperatingsystem,protocolprocessingchipandDCmotorbearing,andcatchupwiththeinternationalmainstreamtechnologylevelintermsofmulti-functionaldisplay,aviationlightingequipmentandcockpitcontrolpanel.Promoteprofessionalsimulatorsandfullmotionflightsimulatorsanddrivethedevelopmentofspecialsoftwaresuchasflightcontrol,graphics,andimages.StrengthentheconstructionofsupportingcapacityofnavigationaircraftandUAVairbornesystem,torealizetheplatform,series,andlarge-scaledevelopmentofairbornesystem. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Jan 29,2022
  • Airbus To Lead Creation of Aircraft Lifecycle Center in China

    AirbushassignedamemorandumofunderstandingwithTarmacAerosaveandthecityofChengdutocreatethefirstsustainableaircraft“lifecycle”servicecenterinChina.Theagreementwillcoveractivitiessuchasaircraftparkingandstorage,maintenance,upgrades,conversions,dismantling,andrecyclingservicesforvariousaircrafttypes. Thesidesplantosignaformalagreementonthecooperationinmid-2022,intimetoallowthestartofoperationsattheendof2023,subjecttorelevantregulatoryapprovals. “Thisisanotherconcretecontributiontotheaviationindustry'squestforsustainability,supportingtheprincipleofacirculareconomyinlinewithAirbus’purposetopioneersustainableaerospace,”saidAirbusCustomerServicesseniorv-pKlausRoewe.“ThisuniquecenterwillsupporttheexpansionofAirbus’saviationserviceswhileenablingtheimplementationofChina's'GreenIndustry'strategy.” TarmacAerosavewillbring15yearsofexperienceinaircraftdismantlingtotheproject.Locatedinthesamecenter,AirbussubsidiarySatairwillacquireagingaircraftanddistributetheresultingusedpartstocompletethefullscopeoflifecycleservices.Thefacilitywillcoverasurfaceareaof690,000squaremetersandhaveastoragecapacityof125aircraft. Airbuscontinuestodeployaso-calledsustainabilityroadmapfortheaviationindustry,enablingtheincreasedre-useofaircraftandtherecyclingofmaterialsandequipment.“AircraftphaseoutinChinaisforecasttogrowexponentiallyoverthenext20years,”addedRoewe.“Airbusiscommittedtoinvestingintheregionandthisone-stopshop—afirstinChinaandoutsideofEurope—willseeAirbuswellpositionedontheChineseaircraft‘secondlife’servicesmarket.” Underthisbackground,theAircraftValueManagementInternationalForum2022 willbeheldonJune23rd-24th,2022inShanghai,China.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonnewaircraftvalueassessment,disposalofoldaircraft,aircraftleasingandoperation,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 aircraftmanagement. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Jan 29,2022
  • Inflight Connectivity On Chinese Airlines Grew Almost A Third In 2021

    Despitelaggingbehindtheworldintermsofinflightconnectivity,thenumberofconnectedaircraftinChinahasincreasedbyalmostathirdoverthelastyear.2021endedwithatotalof842connectedaircraftintheChinesefleet,up188fromtheyearbefore.Goodprogressindeed,butstillameagerportionofthealmost4,000commercialplanesinthecountry. GettingonboardwiththeinflightconnectivityrevolutionhasbeenslowgoingforChineseairlines.Somecarriershadinstalledthetechnologyaslongagoas2011,withAirChinaoperatingthenation’sfirstWiFicompatibleflight.However,thefirstinstallationsbeyondatrialbasisdidn’tbeginuntilmid-2016. TheMinistryofIndustryandInformationTechnology(MIIT)firstapproved ChinaEastern touseWiFiinflightbackin2015,althoughitwassometimelaterbeforethisapprovaltranslatedintoausableservice.Itwas2018beforetheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC)gaveitspermissionforWiFitobeusedonsmartphonesandtabletsinflight. TheCAACapprovalinearly2018openedthefloodgatestoairlinestobeingofferingWiFionawidespreadbasis.Andwhatalongwayithascomesince.Bytheendof2021,CAACreportsthat842aircraftintheChinesefleetsarenowcapableofofferinginflightconnectivity,anumberthathasgrownsignificantlyjustlastyear. 188newconnections The842connectedaircraftnumberisanincreaseof188fromtheyearbefore.Thisrepresents29%growthinthepast12months–almostathird.AccordingtotheCAAC,morethan1.3millionpassengersconnectedonboardtheirflightsin2021,whichisallthemoreimpressivewhenconsideringthechallengingoperatingenvironmentofthepastcoupleofyears. Allin,23differentChineseairlineswerecapableofdeliveringinflightWiFibytheendof2021.However,only213oftheaircraftprovideconnectivityoutsideofthecabin’sownintranet. Althoughthegrowthisnotable,thenumberofequippedaircraftispaltrywhenconsideredalongsidethehugefleetofaircraftoperatedbyChineseairlines.Inall,nearly4,000aircraftareregisteredinChina,sothere’salongwaytogobeforeinflightWiFibecomesprolific. What’snextinIFCforChina? Whilethingsaremovingintherightdirection,ChinastillhassomewaytogobeforeitcatchesupwiththerestoftheworldonIFC.Nevertheless,ChineseairlinesarekeenlyembracingWiFitechnologiesandliningupinstallationsonmoreoftheirfleetsforthecomingyear. Formanyoftheseairlines,Air-to-Ground(ATG)isthesolutiondujour,withground-basedcellphonetowersprovidingthebulkoftheconnection.AirbusandSkyFivearedevelopinga 5GATGsolution forChineseairlines,whichpromisesfasterconnectionsandmorebandwidth.Andinthesky,theKu-bandAPSTAR-6Denteredservicein2021,addingsignificantcapacityforsatcomconnections. Thedigitaltransformationisnotjustlimitedtoaircrafteither.TheCAACidentifies234airportsthatcanofferapaperlessjourneytopassengers,leveragingtechnologiessuchase-gates,biometricboardingande-enabledsecuritychecks.Atairportswithmorethan10millionpassengersayear,thecountryhasintroducedastreamlinedsecuritycheckservice,and66airportshavefacialrecognitiontechnologyinplace. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2022willbeheldonApril26th-27th,2022,BeijingCity. Clickhere  toregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Jan 28,2022
  • Micro Nav remote installation of ATC simulator in Malaysia

    ThenewAviationAcademy(AvAC),ownedandrunbyCLEARWISDOMinKualaLumpur,Malaysia,offersworld-classservicesforAirTrafficControllertrainingtothelocalcommunity.StudentshaveaccesstoCLEARWISDOM’sexpertsandfacilities,includingMicroNav’smarket-leadingBESTATCsimulatorsetupwithaerodrome,en-routeandapproachcapabilities. ThesimulatorwasdeliveredduringCOVID-19travelrestrictionswhichprohibitedtravelfromtheUKtoMalaysia.MicroNavcollaboratedwithCLEARWISDOMonthisremoteprojectfortheirnewtrainingcentre,withtheteamsworkingtogetherrespectivelyfromMalaysiaandtheUK. Followingreceiptoftherecommendedhardwarelist,CLEARWISDOMlocallyprocuredandinstalledthesimulatorhardwareattheAvAC,configuredthenetworkandoperatingsystemsandinstalledtheBESTsoftwareandcustomiseddata.AlltheonsiteworkwascompletedfollowingonlineremotetrainingandguidancefromMicroNavintheUKduringmutualworkinghours.Aftercompletionoftheinstallation,MicroNav’sInstructorsconductedremotetechnicalandoperatortrainingfortheCLEARWISDOMexpertstomaximisetheuseoftheirBESTsimulator. MicroNavisatrustedATCsimulatorsupplierintheAsiaPacificregion,andthiscollaborationwasinstrumentalforCLEARWISDOMtosecurelocalandinternationalbusiness.CLEARWISDOMCEOsays:“Congratulationtotheinstallationteamfrombothsides.Ithasbeenaremarkableefforttocompletetheprojectremotelyduringthepandemicandtoachievethedesiredresultsontime.ThesystemisnowfullyfunctioningandweareexcitedtoexplorethebusinessopportunitiesutilisingBeginningtoEndSimulator&Training(BEST)softwareprovidedbyMicroNav.” Yearsofexperienceinsupportingitsglobalcustomerbase,oftenremotely,givesMicroNav’scustomersaccesstosimulationexpertsintheeventofanunexpectedissue,ensuringminimumdowntimeandsubsequentlossofsimulationtime.Thisexperiencewasfurtherextendedduringthepandemicwiththislatestremoteinstallationforanotherkeysiteintheregion. Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay18th-19th,2022inLangfang,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. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Jan 29,2022
  • China’s Airlines and Airports Prioritize Tech to Improve Efficiency and Passenger Experience

    AirlinesandairportsinChinaareleadingthewaygloballyinautomatingthepassengerjourney,with100%ofairlinessayingtheyareinvestinginupgradingtheirpassengermanagementsystems. AirlinesandairportsinChinaareleadingthewaygloballyinautomatingthepassengerjourney,with100%ofairlinessayingtheyareinvestinginupgradingtheirpassengermanagementsystems.Inparticular,theindustryisfocusedonintroducingbiometricsatmoretouchpointsacrossthejourneyandstreamliningthemanagementofhealthdocumentationinthewakeoftheCOVID-19pandemic. AccordingtoSITA’s2021AirTransportITInsights,Chineseairlinesandairportsarecontinuingtheirpushtowardsdigitalizationtosupportoperationalefficiencies,streamlinethepassengerjourney,andcatertohealth&safetyconcerns.Sustainabilityhasalsoemergedasapriority,withChineseairlinesandairportsexploringstrategiestoconserveenergyandotherwisereduceenvironmentalimpacts. Aseamlesspassengerjourney&efficientoperations AlargemajorityofChineseairlines(91%)andmostairports(68%)expecttospendthesameormoreonITin2022comparedto2021.Afull100%ofairlinesaredirectingtheseinvestmentstowardsupgradingtheircorepassengermanagementsystemsby2024.Solutionsforaircraftmaintenance,anewpriorityforthisyear,arealsoattractinginvestmentsfrom100%ofairlinesoverthenextthreeyearsastheylooktofurtherboostoperationalefficiencythroughdigitalization. Chineseairports,whichhavebeenaheadoftheglobalcurveintheimplementationofpassengerself-service,arereinforcingtheircommitmenttoaseamless,low-touchpassengerjourney.Applicationstoprovidedigitalpassengerservices(90%)andtouchlesssolutionsforbothpassengersandstaff(88%)remainhighprioritiesforthenextthreeyears.Airportsarealsoinvestingambitiouslyinthebiometric-poweredjourney,with86%planningtohaveself-boardinggatesusingbiometricsonlyinplaceby2024,and58%planningasecuresinglebiometrictokenacrossalltouchpoints. AkeyconsiderationfortheseamlesspassengerjourneyintheageofCOVID-19istheautomationofpassengerhealthcertificateverifications.While80%ofChineseairportsand75%ofairlinesreliedonmanualhealthchecksperformedbystaffin2021,asignificantnumberexpecttohavemobileapp-enabledhealthchecks(75%ofairlinesand39%ofairports)orkiosk-enabledchecks(31%ofairlinesand34%ofairports)inplaceby2024. Whileartificialintelligenceremainshighonthelistofemergingtechnologiesprioritizedbyairlines(87%),businessintelligence(BI)jumpedsignificantlyinpriority(63%),reflectingafurtherfocusontrackingoperationstomaximizeefficiencies.73%ofairportsarealsoinvestinginBI,withA-CDM(AirportCollaborativeDecisionMaking)andflightoperationsbeingthetopareasofapplication. SumeshPatel,president,AsiaPacific,SITA,said:“ThelastingeffectsoftheCOVID-19pandemichavecreatedachallengingoperatingenvironmentforChineseairlinesandairports.Despitetheseconstraints,China’sairlinesandairportsareaffirmingtheircommitmenttotechnologyasthewayforwardtosupportasafeandseamlesspassengerjourneyamidnewhealthdemands.Technologywillenabletheindustrytorespondtorapidshiftsinpassengertrafficandtravelregulations,andpromotecostsavingsthroughnewfoundoperationalefficiencies.” Bringingsustainabilitytotheforefront ThereportfindingsshowthatbothairlinesandairportsinChinaaresteadilyincreasingtheirITsustainabilitybudgets.Theyareexamininghowtolessentheenergyconsumptionandotherenvironmentalimpactsoftheiroperationsatatimeofaccelerateddigitalization.Overthenextthreeyears,morethanhalfofairlinesandairportsplantoshifttheirdatacentersfromdedicatedinfrastructuretoanenergy-efficientcloud. Mostairlinesalsoplantoimplementselectioncriteriaforexternaldatacenterprovidersthatfavorsustainability,andnearlyhalfplantoimplementITlifecyclemanagementcontrolspromotingthere-use,repair,andremarketingofequipment.Meanwhile,airportsaretakingadvantageofadvancesinsmartbuildingtechnologyandautomation,withnearlyallexpectingimplementationby2024. Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForum willbeheldonMarch17th-18th,2022inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrictandCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Jan 28,2022
  • Another Important Component of The C919 Large Aircraft Is Localized!Baocheng’s Telescopic Cable Device Successfully Passed the Qualification Test

    ITHousereportedonJanuary21thattheC919aircraftisalargeciviljetaircraftdevelopedbymycountryinaccordancewithinternationalcivilaviationregulationsandwithindependentintellectualpropertyrights. AccordingtotheChinaAviationIndustryCorporation,recently,AviationIndustryTreasurehasbecomeanimportantprojectintheresearchanddevelopmentofCOMAC’sdomesticlargeaircraftC919.17qualificationtestscompletedfortelescopiccableunit(6on-siteeyewitnesstestsbyrepresentativesoftheAdministration),alltestreportsandenvironmentalanalysisreportsonflameretardantandmoldhavebeenapprovedbyCOMACandtheShanghaiCertificationCenteroftheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina,and19environmentaltestshavepassedcomplianceverification. ThisindicatesthatBaochenghastheconditionsforairworthinessreviewandmassproductiondelivery.SolvedtheproblemoflocalizationoftheC919wingtelescopiccabledevice。 ITHouseunderstandsthatthedevelopmentoflargeaircraftisanextremelycomplexproject.Takingtestflightasanexample,sofar,1,694testpointsand34approvedtestflightsubjectshavebeencompleted,andalotoftestflightworksuchasnaturalicingneedstobecompleted. Underthisbackground,the12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay26th–27th,2022,inNanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Jan 28,2022
  • GE Aviation Engineers Fuel Development of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

    OnDec.1,UnitedAirlinesflewajetwithmorethan100passengersfromChicagotoWashington,D.C.,aplanefueledbysustainableaviationfuel(SAF),markingthefirstcommercialflightusingsuchfuel,theairlinesaid. ThedemonstrationflightonanewUnited737MAX8used500gallonsofSAFinoneengineandthesameamountofconventionaljetfuelintheotherengineto"provetherearenooperationaldifferencesbetweenthetwo,"asUnitedputitinareleaseatthetime. Mostpassengersweren'timmediatelyawareofthemilestonetheflightrepresented.ButGEAviationfuelsexpertGurhanAndac—whowasontheflight—waskeenlyaware. "Itwasabsolutelyfantasticfrombeginningtoend,"Andacsaidinaninterview."Therewasabsolutelynodifferenceobservedbythepilotsorthepassengersormyself." AndacisamongGEAviation'scadreofengineersandresearchersdevelopingsustainableaviationfuel,sometimescalledsimply"SAF." SAF,astheEvandlale-basedaerospacecompanydescribesit,isasyntheticfuelmadefromanyofsome60differentagriculturalfeedstocks—plantoils,algae,greases,fats,wastestreams,alcohols,sugars,capturedCO2andmore. Thefuelisborneofage-oldagriculturalprocesses—butitverymuchrepresentsthefuture,AndacandfellowGEengineerChrisLorencebelieve. GEAviationhasresearchedandpursuedSAFforsome15years.Recently,however,theworkhasdrawnnewattentionthankstoarecentvisittoOhiobyThomasVilsak,theU.S.secretaryofagriculture. "Itwasveryencouraging,"saidLorence,GEAviationchiefengineerandgeneralmanager."Iwasveryimpressedbythesecretary'sdepthofknowledgeandpassionforthetopic.Itiscertainlysomethingthat,Ithink,thepublicmaynotfullyunderstandorappreciate." "Weknowthatwehavetocontinuetolookformorewaysforfarmerstoprofitfromwhattheydoontheland,"Vilsacksaid,inremarkssharedbyGE."Andonewaytodothatisbyconvertingagriculturalproducts—agriculturalwasteproducts—intothisveryvaluablecommoditythatwillallowourplanestoflymoreenvironmentallyfriendly." Therearemorethanafewdifferencesfromconventionalfossilfuels,whichareextractedfromthegroundandburnedintotheatmosphere. Plantsextracttheirowncarbondioxidefromtheatmosphere,Lorencesaid.Ordinarily,attheendofthegrowingseason,thatcarbondioxideisreleasedbackasplantsdecay. Turningthatfeedstockintoaviationfuelinterruptsthatprocess,takingthosecropsandtransformingthemintoaviationfuelbeforetheydecay. Theresultisfuelthatis100%suitableforaviation,GEengineerssay. "WithSAF,theendproductisnotdifferent,"Gurhansaid."It'sjetenginefuel." "What'salternativeisnotthenatureoftheend-product,it'swhereit'scomingfrom,thealternativefeedstock,"headded.Andsomeelementsoftheproductionprocessaredifferent,aswell. Buttherearerealchallenges,bothengineersacknowledge.ProducingSAFisprohibitivelyexpensivecomparedtofossilfuels. ThegovernmentwillhavetoplayakeyroleinbringingSAFtomarket,incentivizingdevelopment,supportingwhatLorencecalled"thepathwayfromfarmtofuel." ThebulkoftheGEAviationengineersworkingonSAFarelocatedhereinSouthwesternOhio,withmuchofthatworkhappeninginpartnershipwiththeUniversityofDaytonResearchInstitute,accordingtoGE. "Weareliterallydailyengagedwiththemonthat,"Gurhansaid,referringtoUDRI. SteveZabarnick,UDRIresearchchemistandprofessor,saidUDhasworkednotonlywithGEAviationbuttheFAAandtheAirForceResearchLaboratoryonSAF. "Thebulkofourworkistoprovethecompositionandthepropertiesareexactlythesameasthefuelproducedfrompetroleum,"hesaid. The“6thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum”(CAESH)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionMarch29th-30th,2022,focusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depthandwithanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe“aviationindustrypoliciesandmarkettrends”,“applicationofnewrenewableenergyandhydrogenfuel”,“advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology”,“globalshort-termsupplychaincoordination”andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Jan 14,2022
  • Garmin Receives GFC 500 Autopilot Certifications for Beechcraft 35 and Cirrus SR20 Models

    GarminInternational,Inc.,aunitofGarminLtd.,hasreceivedFederalAviationAdministration(FAA)SupplementalTypeCertification(STC)fortheGFC500autopilotinadditionalaircrafttoincludeBeechcraft35modelsC-GandselectCirrusSR20models.(IncludesCirrusSR20S/N20-1005through20-1877and20-1879through20-1885thatweremanufacturedwithoutaGarminG1000/G1000NXiintegratedflightdeck.)TheGFC500autopilotisintendedforlightpistonaircraftwhiledeliveringsuperiorin-flightcharacteristics,self-monitoringcapabilitiesandminimalmaintenancerequirementswhencomparedtooldergenerationautopilotsystems. TheGFC500autopilotuniquelyintegrateswithGarmin’sGI275orG5electronicflightinstruments;acombinationofeitherastandbyGI275orG5electronicflightinstrumentinterfacedtoaG500TXiflightdisplay;oraG3XTouchflightdisplaytoprovidepilotswithaneconomicalandmodernautopilotsolution.(TheG3XTouchAMLSTCdoesnotincludeCirrusSR20.)Theautopilotmodecontrollercontainslarge,dedicatedkeysandknobs,acontrolwheelthatallowsforeasyadjustmenttoaircraftpitch,airspeedandverticalspeed,andaLevelMode(LVL)thatreturnstheaircrafttostraight-and-levelflightwiththepushofadedicatedbutton.Inaddition,withtheGFC500,appropriatelyequippedaircraftcanalsotakeadvantageofSmartGlide,atremendoussafetytoolthathelpspilotsinanenginepowerlossemergencybyautomatingtasksandhelpingtoreducepilotworkload.(SmartGlidecompatibilityrequiresaGTNXinavigatorandiscurrentlyavailableforGFC500-equippedaircraftwithaGI275;seeGarmin.com/SGproductsformoredetails.) Thefull-featuredGFC500autopilotprovidesalonglistofexistinggeneralaviationaircraftwithasimple,lightweight,cost-effectiveautopilotupgradepath.Incorporatingsolidstateattitudewithrobustself-monitoringcapabilities,theGFC500providessuperiorautopilotperformance,greaterreliability,andinvaluablesafetytoolsthataresimilartothosefeaturedonthepopularGFC700autopilot.Inadditiontotraditionalautopilotcapabilities,suchasaltitudehold,verticalspeedandheadingmodes,theGFC500alsoincludesaltitudepreselect,VNAV,underspeedandoverspeedprotectionandmore.Pilotscanalsoselect,coupleandflyvariousinstrumentapproaches,includingGPS,ILS,VOR,LOCandbackcourseapproacheswhenpairedwithacompatibleGarminGPSnavigator. AsastandardfeatureoftheGFC500,pilotsreceiveGarminElectronicStabilityandProtection(ESP),whichworkstoassistthepilotinmaintainingtheaircraftinastableflightcondition.ESPfunctionsindependentlyoftheautopilotandworksinthebackgroundwhilethepilotishand-flyingtheaircrafttohelpavoidinadvertentflightattitudesorbankanglesbynudgingthepilottoreturntheaircraftbacktoasafeflightattitude. Underthisbackground,the“11thAnnualAvionicsInternationalForum”(AIF2022)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionApril20th-21st,2022,focusonbreakingthroughthekeybottleneckssuchasavionicssystemintegration,cockpitinteractivedisplay,high-speednetworkcommunicationandreal-timehealthmonitoring,focusontheresearchanddevelopmentofcorekeybasiccomponentssuchasairborneembeddedoperatingsystem,protocolprocessingchipandDCmotorbearing,andcatchupwiththeinternationalmainstreamtechnologylevelintermsofmulti-functionaldisplay,aviationlightingequipmentandcockpitcontrolpanel.Promoteprofessionalsimulatorsandfullmotionflightsimulatorsanddrivethedevelopmentofspecialsoftwaresuchasflightcontrol,graphics,andimages.StrengthentheconstructionofsupportingcapacityofnavigationaircraftandUAVairbornesystem,torealizetheplatform,series,andlarge-scaledevelopmentofairbornesystem. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Jan 14,2022
  • Royal Jordanian to Provide Inflight and Lounge Gaming Experience for Passengers

    RoyalJordanian(RJ)andTamatem,aJordanianbasedmobilegamespublisher,haveannouncedanewpartnershiptolaunchinflightgamesonRJflightstoenhancethepassengerexperience. AspartoftheagreementsignedbyRJViceChairman&CEOSamerMajaliandTamatemfounder&CEOHussamHammo,TamatemwillintegrateseveralgamesonRJ’swirelessinflightentertainmentsystem,SkyConnect,andsetuparcademachines,tablets,andchargingstationsintheCrownLoungeatQueenAliaInternationalAirport. RoyalJordanianhasstatedthatthroughsuchpartnershipsitaimstodriveitscorporatesocialresponsibilitystrategyforwardbylendingsupporttopioneeringJordaniancompanies,aswellastakespartinthescalabilityofinnovativeJordaniancompanies. Asanimportantpartoftheairline'sconsiderationofcustomerengagementandloyalty,thedevelopmentofthecabinentertainmentsystemisveryimportanttotheairline'soperationandisalsoanindispensablepartoftheIFCtechnologydevelopment.Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2022willbeheldonApril26th-27th,2022,BeijingCity. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Jan 14,2022
  • AVIC Completes AG600 Amphibian Prototype

    China’saircraftmanufacturer,AviationIndustryCorporationofChina(AVIC),hascompletedgeneralassemblyofthelatestprototypeoftheAG600,oneoftheworld’slargestamphibiousaircraft. AccordingtoChinesemedia,thelatestamphibiousprototypeAG600,alsoknownasTA-600,rolledofftheproductionlineatZhuhaiJinwanAirport(ZUH)inChinaonDecember26,2021.Finalassemblyoftheaircraft,serialnumber1003,beganonJune242021,andcompletedapproximatelysixmonthslater. Comparedtoitspredecessor,theB-002A,thenoseofthelatestprototypeappearstohaveasteeperdownwardslopeaswellasanoticeablymorebulbousupperbody.Themanufactureralsomodifiedtheshapeofthecockpitwindowsandmovedthedoorontheleftsideoftheaircraftforward.Itisnowlocatedneartheflightdeck. ThelatestAG600prototypealsofeaturessomenotabledesigntweaks.AVIChasaddedtriangularhullsthatcanaccommodatelargeractuatorsunderthetrailingedgeoftheaircraft’swings.Unlikethepreviousprototype,thelatestAG600ismostnotableforthesmallspaceunderitsnoseandthebeginningoftheskirtunderthefuselage. TheAG600amphibiousaircrafthasbeendevelopedtoperformmultiplerescuemissionsonlandandatsea,includingfirefighting,oceanmonitoring,oceanrescueandoffshoreoperations.Theaircraftiscapableofevacuatingupto50peopleonboardonasinglemissionatsea.Theaircraft,whichwasfirstintroducedin2016atitsproductionfacilityinZhuhai,ismostlyintendedforthedomesticmarketinChina.Theplanemadeitsmaidenflightin2017. TheAG600belongstotheclassofsingle-hullflyingboats.Withatotallengthof36.9m,aheightofmorethan12m,andawingspanof38.8m,theAG600isoneofthelargestflyingboatsintheworld,withamaximumtake-offweightof53.5tonsontherunwayand49tonsonthewater. PoweredbyfourWJ-6turbopropsandequippedwitharetractabletricyclelandinggear,theaircraftcantakeoffandlandfrom1,500x200m(4,920x660ft)indepthof2.5m(8.2ft).Asamassiveamphibiousaircraft,itisalsocapableofcollectingabout12tons(26,000lb)ofwaterin20secondsaswellastransportingupto370tons(820,000lb)ofwaterinasinglefueltank. Asamajordomesticlargeaircraftproject,theprogressofAG600hasbeenwidelyconcerned.Underthisbackground,the12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay26th–27th,2022,inNanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Jan 14,2022
  • China's Civil Aviation Industry Becomes Smarter

    China'scivilaviationindustryhasbecomesmarter,thankstocontinuouseffortsininjectingnew-generationdigitaltechnologiesandmanagementmodesintothesector. In2021,majorprogresswasachievedinbuildingasmartcivilaviationindustryinfieldssuchasairportmanagementandaircraftinflightconnectivity,accordingtotheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC). Bytheendof2021,66airportsnationwidewerecapableofprovidingfacial-recognitionservices,datafromtheCAACshows. Meanwhile,234airportscouldservetheirpassengerswitha"paperless"journeybyintroducinge-boardingande-securitychecks,allowingpassengerstotravelwithonlytheiridentificationcardsandeliminatingtheneedforconventionalpaperboardingtickets. Bytheendof2021,842aircraftinChina'scivilaviationfleetwerecapableofprovidinginflightWiFiservices. Chinahasalsolaunchedan"easysecuritycheck"service,whichprovidessaferandmoreefficientsecurity-checkmeasures,atmajorairportswithanannualpassengerthroughputofmorethan10million. "It'sanewsecurity-checkmodesustainedbyinformationtechnologies,"saidLiTong,deputyheadwiththepublicsecuritybureauoftheCAAC."Underidealconditions,passengerscouldsaveuptohalfthetimebygoingthroughthenewsecuritycheckatairports." Theapplicationofdigitaltechnologiesisofgreatimportancetoensuringsafety,efficiencyandsustainablegrowth. TheCAACiscommittedtomakingtheindustrysmarterbyintegratingnew-generationdigitaltechnologiesintothewholeindustry--fromairtravel,airlogisticsandcustomsclearance,totheindustry'soperationandsupervision,accordingtotheCAAC'ssmartaviationstrategy. Theadministrationhasalsobeenactivelypromotingtheradio-frequencyidentificationtechnologyinluggagetracking,automaticluggagecheck-in,andintelligentinquiryservices,amongothers. InnovationisamongthekeytasksoftheCAACinensuringhigh-qualitydevelopmentoftheindustrythisyear,withsmartaviationasahighlight. TheadministrationsaiditwillalsoboostthedevelopmentoftheBeiDounavigationsystemandtheindustrialapplicationof5Gtechnologyinthecivilaviationsector. Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldonMarch17th-18th,2022inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrictandCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Jan 14,2022
  • APS Awarded for Virtual Reality Upset Training

    AviationPerformanceSolutionsLLC(APS)isthewinnerofthe2021AINTopFlightAwardintheTrainingInnovationcategoryforitsnewadvancementsintheuseofvirtualrealityinthedeliveryofUPRT. APSVirtualRealityUPRTallowspilotstocompletetheirUPRTwithanimmersiveandtype-specificexperiencethatallowspilotstoconsolidateknowledgeoftheirownaircrafttypeaswellasassessaircraftbehaviorandpositionfromathree-dimensionalviewfromeitherinsideoroutsideofthecockpit. “VRUPRTissomethingthathasbeenrewardingtoworkonwhilecontinuingtofulfillourpurposetoHelpPilotsBringEveryoneHomeSafely.BeingchosenfortheAINTopFlightAwardintheTrainingInnovationcategoryisatremendoushonor,”saidPaul‘BJ’Ransbury,CEOofAPS,“WhiletheskillspilotslearnintheAPSintegratedUPRTprogramarefullytransferable,ourVirtualRealityUPRTallowsfurtherrefinementoftheseskillsandanopportunitytoapplyskillsintheirtype-specificenvironmentasthefinalstageoftraining.” Underthisbackground,the7thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay18th-19th,2022inLangfang,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimsto introduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Jan 14,2022
  • China Aims to Have Over 270 Civil Airports by 2025

    Aspartofthenextfive-yeardevelopmentplanfortheaviation industry, China aimstohave over270civilairportsby 2025,theCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC)official said during a pressconference reported byChinese state mediaon January7,2021. The Director-generalof theDepartmentofDevelopmentPlanning at theCAAC,HanJun, said that the270civilairportswill increase passengertrafficand boost cargoactivities, resultingin 930milliontravelersflyingand 9.5milliontonsoffreightdelivered annually. According to theCAAC,China had 241certified civil airportsattheendof2020.Duringthatyear,114airportprojectswereeitherstartedorcontinued. Thetotalnumberofairportsattheendof2020was58morethanChinahadjusteightyearsearlier,in2012.Thatisequivalenttoaroundsevennewairportsbeingopenedeachyear. Source:AEROTIMEHUB

    Jan 12,2022
  • GAMECO Expands Guangzhou Capacity with Third Hangar

    ChineseMROcompanyGAMECOhasexpandeditsmaintenancecapacitywiththecompletionofathirdhangar. ThecompanymarkedtheoccasionbytowingaCSNA380andB747intothenewhangaratitsGuangzhoubase. The‘PhaseIII’hangarconsistsofa34,000sqmmaintenancehallwithaspanof334metres,athree-floorofficeandworkshopbuilding,anda15,000sqmbasementforparking,civildefenceandequipmentstorage. Thehangarcansimultaneouslypark6widebodyaircraftand5narrowbodyaircraft–andisdesignedtoaccommodatevariousaircrafttypessuchastheA380,A330,B777,B787,A320andB737. GAMECOdescribedtheexpansionasa“keydevelopmentproject”anditscompletion“strengthensthepositionofGuangzhouairporteconomiczoneasanimportantnationalaircraftmaintenancecentre”. Source:AviationBusinessNews

    Jan 14,2022
  • GPMS Receives Approval to Install Foresight MX on Mi-8/17/171 Series Helicopters

    GPMSInternational,Inc.,announcedthatithasreceivedODAApprovaltoinstallForesightMXontheMi-familyofhelicopters.ForesightMXisGPMS’snext-generationHealth&UsageMonitoringSystem(HUMS)andtheMi-serieskitisadaptedtoMi-8,Mi-17,andMi-171aircraftandvariants.ThecompanyisalreadyacceptingordersforthiscomprehensivehelicopterperformancemonitoringsystemontheMi-platform. “GPMSiscommittedtobringingadvancedhelicopterhealthmonitoringtotheworld’srotorcraft,”saidJedKalkstein,GPMS’sPresident.“OurworkontheMi-seriesdemonstratesthatwecanadaptourpredictive,full-featuredForesightMXHUMStolarge,globalplatforms.” TheengineeringandcertificationworkisbeingdonebyGPMSinpartnershipwithVTSAviation,aU.S.-basedspecialistintheMi-familyofhelicopters,andAvia-Grade,aUkrainianavionics,aeroengineering,andmaintenanceorganization.TheinstallationwasperformedbyAvia-GradeonitsMi-8attheMotorSichenginemanufacturingandoverhaulfacilityinZaporizhzhia,Ukraine. TheMi-seriesofhelicopterswereoriginallydesignedinRussiaandover11,000havebeenproducedmakingthemoneofthemostpopularplatformseverdeveloped.Today,theaircraftisproducedbyRussianHelicoptersandmodelshaveevolvedfromtheMi-8totheMi-171.Theaircraftareflowninover80countriesperforminghumanitarianreliefmissionsaswellasawiderangeofutilityapplicationsincludingfirefighting. Todate,fewcommercialormilitaryHealthandUsageMonitoringSystemshavebeenadaptedontheolderMi-serieshelicoptersandcurrentproductionmodelslackthisavionicssystem.“Thiscapabilityhasn’tbeenreadilyavailablefortheMi-serieshelicoptersbeforeandtoday’soperatorsandtheircustomersaredemandingmechanicalsystemandflightdatamonitoringtoensuresafety,availability,andassetoptimization,”continuedKalkstein.“ForesightMXdeliversthisthroughamodern,lightweightkit.” FortheMi-serieshelicopters,theaftermarketForesightMXkitweighsundersevenkilogramsexclusiveofsensorwire.Comprisedof16CPU-equippedsmartsensors,threetachometers,andanOnboardControlUnit,thekitcanbeinstalledinroughly140hours.ThecertificationpackagewasODAapprovedinaccordancewithFAASupplementalTypeCertificaterequirementsandisavailableforlocalcivilaviationauthorityauthorization. TheMi-serieskitisthedataacquisitionlayertoGPMS’sForesightMXsystem.Onboard,thecontrolunitmarshalsmechanicalandrotortrackandbalanceacquisitionsandgathersflightparametersofftheavionics.Onceontheground,Foresightautomaticallyandwirelesslyuploadsthisdataforprocessing.OperatorscanthenaccesstheForesightMXapplicationtoreviewthedatafromanybrowser-baseddevice.ForesightMXontheMi-seriesprovidesengineanddrivetrainMachineConditionMonitoringon37shafts,37gears,and50bearings;FlightDataMonitoringonover42parameterstogetherwithexceedancecaptureandalerting;aswellasRotorTrackandBalancewithoptimizedsolutionsavailableaftereveryflight. SaidGregVose,ofVTSAviation,“TheMi-familyofhelicoptershaslongbeenrecognizedasanexceptionallyusefulplatform.Today,wehaveoperators--betheygovernmententitiesinterestedinpredictivemaintenanceorminingcompaniesfocusedonsafety--askingusaboutadvancedmonitoringcapabilities.Theynowneedthatplatformutilityandwaystoreducetimespentontroubleshootingandrotortrackandbalance.GPMS,whichisquitesimplytheworldleaderinthiscategory,hasproducedalightweight,modernsystemweknowthemarketwillrespondto.” TheForesightMX-equippedaircraftisscheduledtoenterservicesupportingtheUnitedNationsWorldFoodProgram’shumanitarianmissioninAfricabeginningearly2022. Inrecentyears,withtheimplementationofanumberofkeyprojectsandmajorprojectsoflargeaircraftinChina,aseriesofmajorachievementshavebeenmadeinthefieldofavionicsofvariousaircraftin,butthereisstillagapcomparedwithdevelopedcountriesinkeyequipmentR&D,systemintegrationverificationandproductairworthinesscertification.Therefore,itisnecessarytogivefurtherplaytotheleadingroleofdomesticindependentaircraftmodels,activelycarryoutresearchandexplorationoncutting-edgetechnologiesofavionics,andconstantlystrengthentheindependentdesignabilityofavionics,flightcontrol,dataprocessing,APUandothersystems. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualAvionicsInternationalForum(AIF2022)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionApril20th-21st,2022,focusonbreakingthroughthekeybottleneckssuchasavionicssystemintegration,cockpitinteractivedisplay,high-speednetworkcommunicationandreal-timehealthmonitoring,focusontheresearchanddevelopmentofcorekeybasiccomponentssuchasairborneembeddedoperatingsystem,protocolprocessingchipandDCmotorbearing,andcatchupwiththeinternationalmainstreamtechnologylevelintermsofmulti-functionaldisplay,aviationlightingequipmentandcockpitcontrolpanel.Promoteprofessionalsimulatorsandfullmotionflightsimulatorsanddrivethedevelopmentofspecialsoftwaresuchasflightcontrol,graphics,andimages.StrengthentheconstructionofsupportingcapacityofnavigationaircraftandUAVairbornesystem,torealizetheplatform,series,andlarge-scaledevelopmentofairbornesystem. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Dec 30,2021
  • GE Successfully Concluded Phase I Testing on XA100 Adaptive Engine, Clears Coast for Phase II

    18December2021:  GEsuccessfullyconcludedthephase1testingonitssecondXA100adaptivecycleenginepavingthewayforphase2testing.ThetestingtookplaceatGE’sEvendale,Ohio,altitudetestfacilityand enabledGEtocontinuegatheringhigh-qualityperformancedatavalidatingtheengine’stransformationalpropulsioncapability.ThetestingwasapartofUSAirForce’sAdaptiveEngineTransitionProgram(AETP). ThesecondphaseoftestingwillbeginatUSAirForce’sadvancedtestingfacilityatArnoldEngineering DevelopmentComplex(AEDC)inthefirstquarterof2022. DavidTweedie,GEEdisonWorks’generalmanagerforAdvancedCombatEngines said, “Phase1testingallowedustofurthercharacterizetheoperationoftheengineandputsusinagreatpositiontobeginPhase2testingatAEDC.Wecontinuetoburndownriskwithfull-scaleenginetesting,whichiswhytheXA100isthelowestrisk,mostcapable,andfastestapproachtokeeptheF-35apreeminentfighterplatformforthelongterm.” TheXA100-GE-100enginehasanadaptiveenginecyclethatprovidesbothahigh-thrustmodeformaximumpowerandahigh-efficiencymodeforoptimumfuelsavingsandloitertime,athird-streamarchitecturethatprovidesastep-changeinthermalmanagementcapability,enablingfuturemissionsystemsforincreasedcombateffectivenessandanextensiveuseofadvancedcomponenttechnologies,includingceramicmatrixcomposites(CMC),polymermatrixcomposites(PMC),andadditivemanufacturing.Thesekeyinnovationsaredesignedtodeliveragenerationalchangecombatpropulsionperformance. Tweedie furtheradded,“Betweenthestep-changefuelefficiencyimprovementandenhanceddurabilityofouradvancedmaterials,thisengineprovidesthemaximumopportunitytoincreasereadinessandreduceoperationalandlifecyclecosts.Noupgradeofalegacypropulsionsystemcansimultaneouslyprovidetherevolutionaryimprovementsinfuelefficiency,thrust,powerandthermalmanagement,anddurabilityastheXA100engine.” Besidesthisinnovationincreasethethrustby10percent,improvefuelefficiencyby25percentandprovidesignificantlymoreaircraftheatdissipationcapacity,allwithinthesamephysicalenvelopeascurrentpropulsionsystems.TheXA100’simprovedfuelefficiencyprovidessignificantreductionincarbonemissions.TheenginewillalsooperateonanyUSAirForce-approvedbiofuels. GE’sXA100becametheworld’sfirsteverflight-weight,three-streamadaptivecycleengineinDecember2020beforeinitiatingtestsonitssecondengineinAugust2021.GE’sengineisuniquelydesignedtofitboththeF-35AandF-35Cwithoutanystructuralmodificationstoeitherairframe,enablingbetteraircraftrange,acceleration,andcoolingpowertoaccommodatenext-generationmissionsystems. TheXA100isaproductofGEEdisonWorks,abusinessunitdedicatedtotheresearch,development,andproductionofadvancedmilitarysolutions.Thisbusinessunithasfullresponsibilityforstrategy,innovation,andexecutionofadvancedprograms. Thedevelopmentofaviationscienceandtechnologyintheworldisundergoingagreattechnologicalchange.Greenandefficientpowerequipment,includingaeroengines,willbecomeastrongsupportfortheefficientoperationoftheglobaleconomyandsociety.Asthe"greenair"asthecenter,theaircraftengineindustryconstantlypromotethedevelopmentof"digital,intelligentengine",thenewtypeofsustainableenergy,highprecisionprocessingtechnology,advancedmaterialsofhighperformance,highperformancecomputingsimulationtechnologyorrelatedtechnicalfield,implementmanufacturingenterprisegreentransition,shortentheaircraftenginedesignandmanufacturingcycle,improveproductionefficiencyandquality,Reducetheapplicationcostofhighandnewtechnologyandadvancedmaterials,andextendtheoperatinglifeoftheengine. The6thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum(CAESH)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionMarch29th-30th,2022,focusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depthandwithanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe“aviationindustrypoliciesandmarkettrends”,“applicationofnewrenewableenergyandhydrogenfuel”,“advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology”,“globalshort-termsupplychaincoordination”andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Dec 28,2021
  • Airbus Eyes Expanding Business in China

    OnDec.20,Airbusoperatedthefirstdual-testflightinChinaaboveitsTianjinplant.TwoAirbusA320neosorderedbyJuneyaoAirlinesandSpringAirlinesconductedtheirtestflightsatthesametime.TheoperationwassupportedbyBeijingandTianjinairtrafficcontrolcenters. AirbusTianjinisexpectedtowelcomemoresoon-to-be-deliveredaircraft.AnewdeliverycenterforAirbusA330andAirbusA350XWBsopenedin2021,andcapacityexpansionsontheAirbusA320seriesproductionline. ExpandingBusiness AirbusisadvancingonmultiplefrontstoincreaseitspresenceinChina.Lastweek,onDec.13,duringthe8thChina-FranceHigh-LevelEconomicandFinancialDialogue,leadersfrombothcountriesagreedtoacceleratethecertificationoftheATR72-600.TheaircraftismanufacturedbythejointventureofAirbusandAeritalia,anItalianaircraftmanufacturer.EyeingChina’svestregionaljetmarket,theATR72isacompetitorinthe70-seat-levelmarket. Lastmonth,AirbusannounceditsTianjinplantwouldexpandandaddAirbusA321productioncapability.Theexpansionwillcompleteduringthethirdquarterof2022.OrdersfortheA321neocomprisemorethanhalfofallordersforA320neoseriesaircraft. AirbusTianjinisthefirstAirbusaircraftassemblylineoutsideofEurope,anditisalsothefirstmodernmainlineaircraftassemblylineinChina.Sofar,theplantdeliveredover500aircrafttoairlinesbasedintheregion. In2017,AirbusTianjinconstructedanewfinishingcenterforA330sandA350s,andthefinishingcenterexpandedAirbus’sdeliver-to-doorserviceforChinesecustomersintoitswide-bodyaircraftportfolios. TheChinesemarketisgoingtobeoneofthedrivingforcesofgrowthinthecomingdecades.BoeingprojectsChinawillneed8,700newaircraftinthenext20years.Airbusofferedasimilarpredictionof7,400newjetsdemandsfromChinainthenext20years.Themajorityofthosejetswillbesingle-aislejetssuchasBoeing737MAXandAirbusA320neo. BoeingonItsHeels AsAirbusswiftlymakesitsmovetooccupymoremarketsharesinChina,BoeingisalsosettingupitsfinishingfacilityinZhoushan,China,delivering737maxtocustomers.However,sincetheopeningoftheZhoushandeliverycenter,merely2jetsweredeliveredtocustomersbeforethefatalcrashesoftheaircraftthatledtotheglobalgroundingof737max.ChineseregulatorsrecentlyreissuedairworthinesscertificationtoBoeing737max,layingthegroundworkfortheaircrafttotaketheskyagainbeforeChineseNewYear. Atthesametime,theBoeing787Dreamlinerissufferingfrommultipleissueswithitsengines,fuselage,andqualityofsomecomponents.BoeinghaltedalldeliveriesofitsDreamlineruntilthesecondquarterof2022. Airbusisalsoeyeingthesizablewide-bodyaircraftmarketsintheAsiaPacificarea.ByleveragingitsexistingfacilitiestodeliverA350stocustomers’doors,AirbussavesmillionsinlogisticsforitsChinesecustomers,whostillholdamassiveamountofordersofAirbusjets.beforethepandemic,AirbusdeliveredmultipleA330sinTianjinFinishingCenter,andthefirstAirbusA350wasdeliveredtoChinaEasterninJuly2022. Source:AirlineGeeks

    Dec 28,2021
  • Xinjiang's First High-altitude Airport Successfully Flies for The First Time

    TaxkorganRedQirapuAirportislocated13kilometerssouthofTaxkorganTajikAutonomousCounty,withanaltitudeof3,252meters,about300kilometersfromKashgar,andcoversanareaof3456acres.Itcanmeettheannualpassengerthroughputof160,000person-times,thecargoandmailthroughputof400tons,andthedemandforannualflighttakeoffsandlandingsof1,900sorties.AstheTaxkorganRedQirapuAirportislocated13kilometerssouthofTaxkorganTajikAutonomousCounty,withanaltitudeof3,252meters,about300kilometersfromKashgar,andcoversanareaof3456acres. Itcanmeettheannualpassengerthroughputof160,000person-times,thecargoandmailthroughputof400tons,andthedemandforannualflighttakeoffsandlandingsof1,900sorties. Asthefirsthigh-altitudeairportinXinjiang,TaxkorganRedQilavAirportwillgreatlyshortenthetimefromUrumqitoTaxkorganTajikAutonomousCounty. RoutesfromTaxkorgantoKashgar,Shaq,Urumqi,Yining,andAksuwillbeplanned.Thelong-termplanwillincreasetheroutesfromTaxkorgantoXi’an,BeijingandShenzhen,whichwillplayanimportantroleintheeconomicprosperityofTaxkorganTajikAutonomousCountyandthecompletionoftheChina-PakistanEconomicCorridor. Souce:Chinanews.com

    Dec 28,2021
  • Facial Recognition Pilot Programme Launched at Barcelona-El Prat Airport

    JosepTarradellasBarcelona-ElPratAirporthasbegunthetrialsforapassengerfacialrecognitionprogramme,includingself-bagdrop,inpartnershipwithAena,Vueling,andothertechnologycompanies. Aena,togetherwithVuelingandthegroupoftechnologycompaniesconsistingofEasier,IDEMIA,Indra,MaternaIPS,andMobbeel,haslaunchedafacialrecognitionpilotprogrammeforboardingatJosepTarradellasBarcelona-ElPratAirport(BCN).ThisisthefirsttimeinEuropethatallthestepsa passengertakesatanairporthavebeenintegratedintooneprocess,andincludes,forthefirsttime,self-bagdrop.Thegoalisforpassengerstobeabletotravelallthewaytotheplanewithouthavingtoshowanyidentification. Basedonanidentificationtechnologythatrecognisesthephysicalandnon-transferablecharacteristicsofpeople,biometricdeviceshavebeeninstalledinthecheck-inarea,sothatpassengerscanself-check-intheirbaggage,attheentrancetothesecuritycheckpoint,andattheboardinggate,wherethepassengers’biometricdata,facialfeatures(imageoftheirface)anddocumentation(DNIorpassport)willbevalidated.Thisstreamlinestheprocessandenhancessecurity,fromthetimeapassengerregistersonlineathomeuntiltheyboardtheirflight.Thedocumentsarevalidatedwithbiometricdataonlyonceduringthepilotproject,aslongasthepassengergivestheirconsentforsubsequentflights. Aenaiscurrentlythesoleownerofthebiometricdatabase,andisthereforeresponsibleforitsmanagement,andtheinformationcollectedisprocessedinaccordancewiththeGeneralDataProtectionRegulation(GDPR)containedinEuropeanRegulation2016/679ontheprocessingofpersonaldataandthefreemovementofsuchdata. ThiscollaborativeprojectbetweenVuelingandAenabeganseveralmonthsagowiththeairline’spassengersontheBarcelonatoMalagaroute.ThisisthemostcomprehensivepilottestbeingconductedatanAenaairport,sinceitincorporatesbiometrictechnologyintofourtravelprocesses:check-in,luggagecheck-in,securitycheckpointandboarding. Inordertoaccesstheplaneusingtheirface,thepassengerhastoopentheAenaapp,gointothe‘facialrecognition’sectionandfillintheform.TheregistrationcanalsobedonephysicallyatJosepTarradellasBarcelona-ElPratAirportintwokiosksoppositegateB35andintheVuelingself-check-inarea. Participatingpassengerswillhaveexclusiveaccessat security checkpointsandtheboardinggateontheBarcelonatoMalagaroute,thusbenefitingfromasmootherprocess.Theywillalsohavetheoptiontoleavetheirsuitcaseatthe self-bag dropbysimplyusingfacialrecognition.Passengerscanparticipateinthispilotprogrammevoluntarilyandtravelmorequickly,efficientlyandwithoutcontact. Aena’sCGOandDirectorofInnovation,SustainabilityandCustomerExperience,AmparoBreasaidthat:“Thisproject,partofAena’sStrategicInnovationPlan,isthelaststepinaseriesofactionsledbythecompanysinceearly2019aimedattestingtheuseofbiometricsystemsatdifferentpointsintheairport. “Weareconvincedthatthistechnologywillsignificantlyimprovethepassengerexperienceatourairports,andtheseprojectsallowustospeedupitsdeployment.Weprovide passengers withtoolsthatallowthemtopre-emptpartofthedocumentationcheckscurrentlycarriedoutatheairport,sotheycanmovethroughitmoresecurely,smoothlyandcomfortably”. CalumLaming,ChiefCustomerOfficerofVuelingcommented:“Beingabletooffersuchacomprehensive biometric experienceconfirmsourdesiretoimproveourcustomers’experienceattheairport,anditalsomakesforamuchmorestreamlinedandmoderncustomerflow.Thisisahighly technologicalproject,akeyelementinVuelingTransformandinourdigitisationstrategytoimproveourservice,andtogivecustomersmoreautonomyandflexibilityinmanagingtheirtravelexperience”. Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldonFebruary23rd-24th,2022inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrictandCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Dec 28,2021
  • SIMAERO & HNCA Establish a Joint Venture for Full Flight Simulator Engineering in China

    SIMAERO(Zhengzhou)AviationSimulatorEquipmentCo.,Ltd,ajointventureofSIMAERO(Shanghai)AviationSimulatorEquipmentCo.,LtdandHNCAAviationTrainingCenterCo.,Ltd,hasbeenestablishedinZhengzhou,capitaloftheHenanProvinceinChina. ThenewcompanywillprovidesolutionsforfullflightsimulatorengineeringtoallcustomersinChina(includingHKSAR,MacaoSARandTaiwan).Servicesprovidedwillincludesimulatorrelocation,installation,upgrade,troubleshooting,refurbishment,maintenance,repair,simulatorparts/componentsrepairandassembly,simulatortechnicalconsultation,qualification,technicalstatusinspectionandevaluation.ThecompanyhasalreadyformeditsteamofhighlyqualifiedengineersandtechnicianswhoarecompletingseveralprojectswiththesupportandcooperationofSIMAEROEngineeringteaminEurope. HNCAisastate-ownedtrainingcenterinChinaoperatingFullFlightSimulatorsforcommercialpilottraining.ItisthefirstcertifiedflighttrainingorganizationinCentralChina.Itcurrentlyoffers8simulatorbaysinthetrainingcenterhousingB737NGandB737CLsimulatorsanddevelopsfurtherexpansionplans.ItsshareholderisHNCADevelopment&InvestmentCo.,Ltd,whichisaChinesestate-ownedcompanyinvestingindifferentfieldsrelatedwithcivilaviation,suchasairtransportation,airlogistics,aviationtraining,generalaviation,aviationmanufacturing,andaviationrealestateetc.HNCAisshareholderofseveralairlines,suchasCargoluxinLuxembourg,ChinaSouthernAirlineandChinaCentralLonghaoAirline. Bothshareholdershaveconfidenceinthefutureofjointventure.AnewsreleaserepresentingSIMAEROstates:"Asweknow,professionalengineeringservicesofaviationsimulationequipmentisanimportantguaranteeforcommercialpilottraining.Professionalsimulatorengineeringservicesensurethatthesimulationequipmentmaintainsahighanduptodatequalityofservicetoclient,andresultsinhighreliabilityandutilizationratio.WiththecontinuousimprovementofthecertificationrequirementsoftheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina,thetechnicalstatusofthesimulatorneedstobecontinuouslyupdatedtomeetthelatestsimulatorcertificationrequirements.Therearealreadyimportantpercentageofexisting200fullflightsimulatorsneedingnecessaryupgradesuchasUPRT,visualupgrade,motionsystem,RNPetc.Duetositechangesandinordertobeclosertocustomers,somesimulatorsneedtoberelocated.Professionalrelocationservicesareneededtoensurethatthetechnicalstatusofthesimulatorafterrelocationmeetsregulationsandtrainingrequirements." “ThecooperationwithSIMAEROprovidesimportanttechnicalsupportforHNCAtrainingcenterintechnicalteamtraining,troubleshootingandmaintenanceservices”,commentsDr.DengLuhua,chairmanofHNCAtrainingcenter.“Atthesametime,asaworldleadingindependentthird-partyflightsimulationtrainingprovider,SIMAEROhasgoodrelationswithallkeysimulatormanufacturersaswellasmajortrainingcentersaroundtheworld.SIMAEROcanspeeduptheinstallationofmoresimulatorsinHNCAtrainingcenter,providethesourcingoftheequipment,evaluation,continuoussupport,andimprovethetechnicalservices’capacityinHNCAtrainingcenter.” “ThesuccessfulsetupofthisjointventurewithourstrategicpartnerHNCAisamajorstepthatshallenablemoreChinesecustomerstodiscoverandexperienceourengineeringserviceswhichareprovidedunderthehighestqualitystandardswithatotalcustomerfocus”,commentsNicolasMouté,CEOoftheSIMAEROGroup.“IsincerelythankHNCAfortheconfidencetheyhaveforSIMAEROandfortheimportantsupportinrunningthebusinessinChina.” Underthisbackground,the7thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay18th-19th,2022inLangfang,HebeiProvince,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationTraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Dec 31,2021
  • American Airlines Chooses Thales AVANT IFE for Its Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9 Fleet

    AmericanAirlinesannouncedthatitsnextadditiontothefleet(AirbusA321XLRandBoeingB787-9)willhaveitsin-flightentertainmentsuiteprovidedbyThales(AVANTI.F.E).YannickAssouad,Thales’ExecutiveVicePresidentofAvionicssaid«WearereallyexcitedtoprovidethesetechnologysolutionstoAmericananditscustomers.» «WehavebeendoingbusinesswithAmericanformorethan10yearsandwewelcometheirdecisiontoincorporatetheAVANTIFEintotheiraircraft,»headded. TheseaircraftwillbeequippedwithOptiqscreens,alsoprovidedbyThales.Americanwillbethesystem’slaunchcustomer,whichhas4KqualityHDRscreensandSamsungQLEDtechnology.Thedimensionsofthescreensvaryaccordingtotheclass: PremiumClass:17-inchscreen,witha5-inchtouchscreencontroller.accompaniedbya5-inchtouchscreencontroller. PremiumEconomy:13.3-inchscreen. EconomyClass:11.6-inchscreen. Androidoperatingsystem. 20TBofdata. Bluetooth. Wi-Fi. USBinputs. ACpower. Asanimportantpartoftheairline'sconsiderationofcustomerengagementandloyalty,thedevelopmentofthecabinentertainmentsystemisveryimportanttotheairline'soperationandisalsoanindispensablepartoftheIFCtechnologydevelopment.Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2022willbeheldonApril26th–27th,2022,inChina. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Dec 28,2021
  • China's Self-developed Amphibious Aircraft! AG600 Kunlong 1003 Aircraft Is off The Shelf in The Final Assembly

    TheskyisKunpeng,andtheseaisthedragon.OnDecember26,accordingtotheAviationIndustryCorporationofChina,today,thelarge-scalefirefighting/waterrescueamphibiousaircraftAG600“Kunlong”1003,independentlydevelopedbytheaviationindustry,wasfinallyassembledinZhuhai.Itmarkedtheofficialcompletionoftheinstallationoftheairframestructureandairbornesystemoftheaircraft,andithasenteredthestageofgroundjointdebuggingandtesting,andthedevelopmentoftheprojecthasmadeanothermajorprogress.Accordingtoreports,the1003AG600aircraftofficiallyenteredthefinalassemblystagefromJune24.Ittook186daystocompletethree-sectiondocking,wing-bodydocking,verticaltailfuselagedocking,enginenacelleinstallation,andpropellerinstallation.Thefinalassemblyworkandtheairtightnesstestofthepressurizedcabin,thepowerenvironmentalcontrolsystem,thepressuretestofthehydraulicsystem,andtheconductionoftheavionicssystemofthewholeaircraft,etc.,havesuccessfullycompletedthefinalassemblyoftheaircraftinaccordancewiththeplannednodes.Itisreportedthatthe“Kunlong”AG600isalargeamphibiousaircraftthatmeetstheurgentneedsofforestfirefightingandwaterrescue.Aself-developedlarge-scalespecialpurposecivilaircraftisamajoraviationequipmenturgentlyneededfortheconstructionofthenationalemergencyrescuesystem. Asamajordomesticlargeaircraftproject,theprogressofAG600hasbeenwidelyconcerned.Underthisbackground,the12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay26th–27th,2022,inNanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Dec 28,2021
  • Avic Research Center Forecast China Civil Aircraft Market

    OnDecember10,2021,ChinaAviationIndustryDevelopmentAndResearchCenterreleasedtheAnnualReportofChinaCivilAircraftMarketForecast(2021-2040)andtheAnnualReportofChinaGeneralAviationMarketForecast(2021-2040)inBeijing.TheCOVID-19outbreakin2020causedahugeimpactonthecivilaviationindustry,withasignificantdeclineindemandforairpassengertransport.China'scivilaviationindustryhascoordinatedepidemicpreventionandcontrolandsafetydevelopment,takingtheleadintheworldinbottomingoutandmakingthedomesticairtransportmarketthefastestrecoveringandbest-functioningaviationmarketintheworld.ThereportmakesacomprehensiveanalysisofthebasisofChina'sfutureaviationmarketenvironment,andforecaststhefuturedevelopmentofdomesticandforeigntransportaviationandgeneralaviationaswellasthedemandforcivilaircraft. 1.China'scivilaviationtransportindustrywillresumesteadygrowth.Inthenext20years,theChinesemarketwillneedtoreplenish7,646civilpassengerplanesand650civilcargoplanes,ofwhichnarrow-bodyaircraftaccountforthemajority. China'scivilaviationtransportindustrycontinuedtoimprovesteadilyinthefirsthalfof2021,withtheoverallrecoverymeetingexpectations.Passengerturnoveronmainlandrouteshasrecoveredtothesamelevelof2019inMarch.However,therecoveryofinternationalandregionalrouteswasslowduetothesevereCOVID-19situationandthedeterioratinginternationalenvironment.Lookingatthefuturedevelopmenttrend,Chinahasachievedremarkableachievementsinepidemicpreventionandcontrol,andtheeconomicandsocialorderhasgraduallyreturnedtonormal.Underthenewdevelopmentpatternwiththemajordomesticcycleasthemainbodyandthedoubledomesticandinternationalcyclespromotingeachother,thenationaleconomywillcontinuetomaintainstablegrowthandbecomethemaindrivingforceforthedevelopmentofChina'sairtransportmarket.Inthelongterm,China'sairpassengerturnoverwillmaintainarapidgrowth.Itisestimatedthatfrom2021to2040,Chinaneedstoadd7,646civilairliners,including1,561wide-bodyairliners,5,276narrow-bodyairlinersand809regionalairliners. Althoughairfreightalsodecreasedduetotheepidemic,theepidemichaslessimpactonairfreightthanonairpassengertransportation,andmoreimpactondomesticfreightthaninternationalfreight.Asaresultoftheepidemic,internationalpassengerflightshavebeengroundedinlargenumbers,andpassengeraircraftbellyholdcargohasdecreased,whiledemandforall-cargoaircrafthasincreased.ByJanuary2021,thevolumeoffreightandmailtraffichasrecoveredtothesamelevelasthesameperiodin2019,andwillexceedthesameperiodin2019startingfromFebruary2021.Foreigntradetoachieveexportproductupgradingandmarketdiversification,expressbusinessexplosivegrowthtoChina'sairfreightbringsnewdevelopmentopportunities.Aspassengerflightsresumeandcargocapacityincreases,aircargowillresumeitsgrowthtrend.Itisexpectedthatinthenext20years,theaverageannualgrowthrateofChina'sfreightandmailturnoverwillbe7.3%.By2040,China'scargoaircraftfleetwillreach650,including157largefreighters,197medium-sizedwide-bodyfreightersand296smallfreighters. Althoughairfreightalsodecreasedduetotheepidemic,theepidemichaslessimpactonairfreightthanonairpassengertransportation,andmoreimpactondomesticfreightthaninternationalfreight.Asaresultoftheepidemic,internationalpassengerflightshavebeengroundedinlargenumbers,andpassengeraircraftbellyholdcargohasdecreased,whiledemandforall-cargoaircrafthasincreased.ByJanuary2021,thevolumeoffreightandmailtraffichasrecoveredtothesamelevelasthesameperiodin2019,andwillexceedthesameperiodin2019startingfromFebruary2021.Foreigntradetoachieveexportproductupgradingandmarketdiversification,expressbusinessexplosivegrowthtoChina'sairfreightbringsnewdevelopmentopportunities.Aspassengerflightsresumeandcargocapacityincreases,aircargowillresumeitsgrowthtrend.Itisexpectedthatinthenext20years,theaverageannualgrowthrateofChina'sfreightandmailturnoverwillbe7.3%.By2040,China'scargoaircraftfleetwillreach650,including157largefreighters,197medium-sizedwide-bodyfreightersand296smallfreighters. Ii.China'sgeneralaviationhasgreatspacefordevelopment.Itisexpectedthatby2040,thefleetsizewillincreasesignificantly,withthenumberoffixedwinggeneralaircraftreaching45,000andcivilhelicoptersexceeding10,000. China'sgeneralaircraftflew984,000hoursin2020,buckingthetrendandadding185aircraftoverthepreviousyear.Bytheendof2020,ChinaGeneralAviationhad2,892aircraftinservice,including923helicopters.Duetothestrongsupportofnationalandlocalgovernmentsforgeneralaviationoperationinrecentyears,itisexpectedthatby2025,themarketshareofaviationemergencyrescue,short-distancetransportation,low-altitudetourismandotherfieldswithstrongsupportwillincreasetoacertainextent,andtheproportionofagricultureandforestryplantprotectionbusinessseriouslyaffectedbythereplacementofUAVwilldecrease.Themarketshareoftraditionalnavigableoperations,suchasoilservices,aviationforestprotectionandpowerlinepatrol,isbasicallystable.ItisexpectedthatwiththebreakthroughofChina'slow-altitudeairspacereform,China'sgeneralaviationmarketwillbreakout.Personalentertainmentwillbecomethefastestgrowingbusiness,andthemarketshareofshort-distancetransportation,businessflight,low-altitudetourismandotherbusinesseswillalsoapproachthelevelofdevelopedcountries.Chinaisexpectedtohavemorethan8millionflyinghoursby2040. Chinaisexpectedtohave5,343generalaircraftby2025.ThankstothedominantpositionofthetrainingmarketinChina,thepistonuniversalaircraft,whichismainlyusedfortrainingaircraft,isthelargest,andthefixed-winguniversalaircraftwilloccupyatotalmarketshareof64.6%.Itisestimatedthatby2040,thetotalnumberofgeneralaircraftinChinawillbecloseto45,000,amongwhichthefleetoffixed-wingaircraftaccountsfor74.3%.Thankstotherapiddevelopmentofaviationtraining,personalentertainment,low-altitudetourismandotherfields,thefleetsizeofpistongeneralpurposeaircraftisrapidlyexpandingandwillexceed25,000by2040. China'scivilianhelicopterfleetisexpectedtoreach1,874by2025andmorethan10,000by2040.Thankstothedevelopmentofpersonalentertainment,low-altitudetourismandothermarkets,ultralightandlighthelicoptersarestillthemostpopularmodelsinthemarket,whilethetraditionalhelicopteroperationmarketwillmaintainarelativelystablelevelofgrowthduetolimiteddemandgrowth.Thecombinedmarketshareforultralightandlighthelicoptersisexpectedtoreach76.9%by2040,whilethemarketshareformediumandlargehelicoptersis14.2%and8.5%,respectively. Iii.Thetotaldemandoftheglobalregionaljetmarketremainsstable,butthedemandwillcontinuetoshifttolarge-seataircraft.Itisestimatedthat6120regionaljetswillbeneededworldwidefrom2021to2040. Jetregionaljetmarket.Firstofall,thedemandfor30-60passengerjetregionaljetsisshrinkingrapidly.Since2012,therehasbeennodelivery,andsecond-handaircraftmeetthelimitedmarketdemand.Thereisacertaindemandforretirementandreplacementinthefuture.Secondly,61~100seatjetregionaljetisthemainstreamofthemarket,amongwhich70seatjetjethasbecomethedominantmarketsegmentduetotherelaxationofscopeprovisionsandotherfactors.The90-seatclassjetairlinerisfavoredbyairlinesbecauseofitssuperiorcostadvantage.Third,large-seatregionaljetsofferairlinestheoptiontooptimisecapacityforhigh-volumeregionalroutesandtoreplacenarrow-bodymainlineaircraftonunder-servedroutes.Inaddition,itcanalsobeusedtodevelopthesecondarymarketwithsmallpassengerflowtocompetewithnarrow-bodymainlineairlinersinthesamemarketwithoutlosingcabincomfort,enhancecompetitivenessbyimprovingflightfrequency,orimproveprofitabilitybyimprovingpassengerloadfactor.Atpresent,ARJ21hasbeguntoenterthemarketinbatches,andanumberofnewmodelssuchasE175-E2willenterthemarketinsuccession,thuspromotingthedevelopmentofregionalaviationintoanewstage.Demandfor30-60and61-100regionaljetsisexpectedtobe200and3,320,respectively,inthenext20years. Turbopropregionaljetmarket.Thereisarelativelystablenichemarketfor30-seatturbopropregionaljet.Thedemandfor50-seatturbopropregionaljetsisgraduallybeingreplacedbylargeturbopropregionaljets.Turbopropregionaljetabove70seats(including)isfavoredbyairlinesforitslowercostperseatandhighertransportcapacity,showingagoodmarketprospect,andthecomingoutofnewmodelsinthefuturewillfurtherstimulatedemandgrowth.Itisestimatedthatinthenext20years,thedemandfor30-60and61-100turbopropaircraftis500and2100,respectively. Source:LaoChen

    Dec 15,2021
  • Beijing Police Orders First Leonardo AW189s for China

    LeonardohassolditsfirstAW189sintotheChinesemarket,withBeijingGeneralAviationplacinganorderfortwoofthesuper-mediumhelicoptersfordeliveryin2022and2023fortheBeijingPolice.Theywillbeusedforlawenforcement,searchandrescue,andfire-fightingmissionsdirectedbythenewlycreatedChineseMinistryofEmergencyManagement. Thenewrotorcraftwillbeequippedwithsearchlight,rescuehoist,tacticalradios,weather/searchradar,cargohook,andfirefightingequipmentprovisions.TheywilljointheBeijingPolice'sexistingcomplementofLeonardotwins—includingthreeAW139s,threeAW109Powers,oneAW109GrandNew—aswellasafleetof200LeonardohelicoptersalreadyflyinginChinaforavarietyofcustomers.  Worldwide,Leonardohasdeliveredmorethan80AW189s.Thehelicopterisavailablewithmorethan200certifiedkitsandcanbepoweredwitheitherthestockGEAviationCT7-2E1engineora2,500-shpSafranAneto1Kpowerplant,thelatterofwhichreceivedEASAapprovallastyear.TheAW189,whichreceivedEASAcertificationin2014andFAAapprovalayearlater,canseatupto19passengers,hasamaximumrangeupto490nm,andisabletocruiseat150knots. Souce:AINonline

    Dec 14,2021
  • China Issues Directive to Bring Boeing 737 Max Back to the Skies After More Than 2 Years

    ChineseaviationregulatorsonThursdayinstructedairlinestomakethechangesneededtoflyBoeing’s737Maxplanesagain,indicatingChinacouldliftitsmorethan2½yeargroundingoftheaircraft. Chinawasthefirstofdozensofcountries,includingtheU.S.,togroundtheBoeing737MaxinMarch2019shortlyafterthesecondoftwofatalcrashesinfivemonths,whichtogetherkilled346people.TheFederalAviationAdministrationclearedtheplanestoflyinNovember2020afterBoeingmadesoftwareandotherchanges. “Afterconductingsufficientassessment,CAACconsidersthecorrectiveactionsareadequatetoaddressthisunsafecondition,”theCivilAviationAdministrationofChinasaidinanairworthinessdirective,postedonitswebsite. Sharesoftheaircraftmanufacturerwereupmorethan5%inafternoontrading,whileSpiritAeroSystems,whichmakesthefuselages,wastradingmorethan6%higher. “TheCAAC’sdecisionisanimportantmilestonetowardsafelyreturningthe737MAXtoserviceinChina,”Boeingsaidinastatement.“Boeingcontinuestoworkwithregulatorsandourcustomerstoreturntheairplanetoserviceworldwide.” Boeing’sCEO,DaveCalhoun,toldanalystsonaquarterlycallinOctoberthatthecompanyexpectedChinatoliftthegroundingbytheendoftheyearandthatdeliveriesoftheplanesinthatcountrywouldlikelyresumeinthefirstquarterof2022. CFOBrianWestsaidontheOct.27callthataboutone-thirdoftheroughly370MaxplanesBoeinghasininventoryareforChineseairlines. Morethan180countrieshavenowliftedbansontheMaxbutIndonesia,wherethefirstofthetwocrashestookplace,andRussiahavestillnotsignedoff. Source:CNBC

    Dec 14,2021
  • Airbus Completes Structural Assembly of First A321XLR

    AirbushascompletedstructuralfinalassemblyofthefirsttestexampleoftheA321XLRfollowingdeliveryofmajorcomponentassembliesonscheduletoitsHamburg,Germanyfinalassemblyline(FAL)lastmonth.WhileotherAirbusFALlocationswilleventuallyproducethelong-rangenarrowbodies,thecompanyhaschosenHamburgto“pilot”thenewA320neovariantintoseriesproduction,startingwiththethreedevelopmentflighttestaircraft—nowinvariousstagesofcompletion. “FortheA321Family,wehavestartedallthehead-of-versionsinHamburg…anditisourintentiontobuildtheseaircraftalsoattheothersites,”saidA320programheadMichaelMenking.“WearecurrentlyonthewaytoalsohavetheA321XLRdeliveredoutofothersingle-aisleFALs.SoitisimportantforsurethatalltheteamslearnfromtheexperienceinHamburgsowecanbringthisknowledgetotheotherfacilities.ThisisalsowhatwearedoingwiththeA320FamilyAirspacecabin,whichwestartedinHamburg.” ThefirstA321XLRwillnextenteraso-calledworkingpartytoinstallitsflight-test-instrumentation(FTI)suitefollowedbyinstallationofitsCFMLeapenginesandnacelles.Engineerswillthentesttheenginesthefirsttime,thenthelandinggearretractionmechanismandthedoorfairings,followedbyanoverallqualityinspectionoftheaircraft. “InthefinalassemblyoftheA321XLRaircraftthereisnotabigvariationcomparedwiththeotherA321aircraft,”saidAirbusheadofA320valuestreamGerdWeber.“Themajordifferencesinthe-XLRareseeninthe‘pre-FAL,’atsectionassemblylevel,wheretherearcentertankisinstalled,forexample.” AirbuscallsthePremiumAerotec-producedrearcentertank,whichholds12,900liters(3,408gallons)ofextrafuel,the“keyenabler”oftheairplane’s4,700-nmrange. “WhatisalsospecificforthisfirstA321XLRaircraftisthatthereisalotofdocumentationworktobedone,especiallyforflight-testinstallation,whichisverydifferentfromourserialprocess,”addedWeber.“Sothisrequiresaspecialfocusbyalltheteamsinclosingthedocumentationanddealingwithanydiscrepancies.” Thenextproductionstep—theapplicationoftheaircraft’sexternalpaintscheme—essentiallycompletestheairplaneaheadofhandovertotheflight-testteams,whichwillactivateandrunallthesystems,flightcontrols,engines,andtheAPUthroughaseriesofgroundtests,followedbytaxiingrunsandfirstflightnextyear. Underthisbackground,the12thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay26th–27th,2022,inNanchangcity,JiangxiProvince,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Dec 14,2021
  • Canada Jetlines Selects Moment to Elevate Its In-Flight Digitalization with the Flymingo Box Entertainment Solution

    Toronto,Ontario--(NewsfileCorp.-December8,2021)-CanadaJetlinesOperationsLtd.(NEO:CJET)("CanadaJetlines")haselectedMoment-atechnologicalcompanywhichhasdevelopedawiderangeofinfotainmentsolutionsdedicatedtothetransportationandhospitalityindustry-toequipitsgrowingfleetofAirbus320,withastate-of-the-artdigitizationsuiteandin-flightentertainmentportalonceoperationscommencewhicharetargetedforearly2022. TheFlymingoBoxsystemoffersaflexible,aircraft-powereddigitalsuitetoenhancepassengerexperience,aircraftoperations,andprovideunparalleledwirelessinflightentertainmentoptions.TheIFEalsodeploysreal-timetravelinformationandaseamlesse-commerceplatform,placingpowerandeaseofuseatpassengers'fingertipsthroughouttheirjourney. Withaprojectedgrowthof15aircraftsby2025,CanadaJetlinesaimstoofferthebest-in-classoperatingeconomics,customercomfortandfly-by-wiretechnology,providinganelevatedguestcentricexperience.TheFlymingoBoxwillbuildonthiswithitsbrowser-basedplatform,enablingsecurestreamingonpersonaldevices.Byintegratingthisdynamicprogram,thenewleisureairlineaimstoelevatepassengers'experienceandenhancecomfortinthecabinwhilecreatingancillaryrevenueopportunities. "ThispartnershipandthetechnologyprovidedbyMomentstrengthensourcapacitytoofferinnovativeservicesforcrewandpassengersalike,"statedDuncanBureau,ChiefCommercialOfficerofCanadaJetlines."WeareconfidentthattheFlymingosystemwillexpanduponJetlinestravelexperience,aligningwithourmissiontoprovidecomfortandconveniencefromthefirsttouchpointduringatimewhereconstantconnectioniskeyforpeaceofmind." "MomentisproudtosupportthelaunchofCanadaJetlines.We'vebuiltadigitalexperienceinlinewiththevaluesoftheairline,andexperiencestodelightthegreatestnumberofpassengers,"saidYvesLaffiché,CCOofMoment."WithCanadaJetlines,wearestrengtheningourpositionontheNorthAmericanmarketandourwilltosupportairlineswithadvantageouseconomicmodelsadaptedtotomorrow'saviation." TheFlymingoBoxisthemostcapableportableW-IFEsolutionintheindustryandhasmettheexpectationsoftheairlinebyenablingpassengerstoconnecteasilytoalocalcloud,viatheirbrowser,andtoaccessentertainmentservicesdirectlyontheirmobiledevices.Designedasacompact,battery-operatedoraircraftpoweredserver,thesystemhasthecapacitytoprovidevideostreamingto100passengerssimultaneously.Withthisflexiblesolution,theairlinewillbeabletoofferstate-of-the-artservicestoitstravelers:AVODstreaming,digitalshoppingandaninteractivemovingmap. Thenewall-Canadiancarrierisbackedbyaseasonedteamofaviation-industryexecutivesandboardofdirectors,offeringconvenienttraveloptionsandmoredestinationchoicesthancompetitors.CanadaJetlineslooksforwardtoprovidingmorerevenueoptionsforTravelAgentsandTourOperatorsthatcontinuetokeepthemomentumoftravelalive.Pleasevisitwww.jetlines.comtolearnmoreandtosignupforemailsandfollowonallsocialmediaplatformsfornewsandupdates. AboutCanadaJetlines CanadaJetlinesisawell-capitalizedleisurefocusedcarrier,utilizingagrowingfleetofAirbus320aircrafttargetingastartinearly2022,subjecttoTransportCanadaapproval.Theall-CanadiancarrierwascreatedtoprovidepassengersanotherchoicetotraveltotheirfavoritedestinationswithintheU.S.,Caribbean,andMexico.Withaprojectedgrowthof15aircraftsby2025,CanadaJetlinesaimstoofferthebest-in-classoperatingeconomics,customercomfortandfly-by-wiretechnology,providinganelevatedguestcentricexperiencefromthefirsttouchpoint.Theefficientaircraftdesignmergedwiththeexperienceoftheall-Canadianmanagementteam,allowsforaccessibleflightoptionswithoutsacrificingqualityorconvenience.CanadaJetlineswilluseastate-of-the-artwebbookingplatform,makingtheturnkeysolutionavailabletoTravelAgents,TourOperators,andconsumers,withthecapabilityofgeneratingrevenueonreservationsandancillarysales.Weaimtoprovidemorerevenueopportunitiestoexpressourgratitudetocurrentandfutureagentpartnersandalltheworkthattheydo.Welookforwardtoworkingwithyoutocreatememorabletravelexperiencesforconsumers.Tolearnmore,pleasevisitwww.jetlines.comandfollowonallsocialmediaplatformsfornewsandupdates. AboutMoment Momentprovidesentertainment,e-commerceandconnectivityservicesforthetravelindustry.Ourwidearrayofsolutionsisdeployedgloballyacrosstransportandhospitalitycompaniesleveragingtechnologytoelevatecustomerandcrewexperience,reaching120millionpassengersayearworldwideonairplanes,trainsandboats. Since2013,Momenthasbeenfamousfordevelopingopen-innovationprojectswhilebuildinglong-lastingclientrelationships.TodayglobaloperatorsandcarrierslikeAirFrance,SurinamAirwaysorAirCairorelyontheagilemindsetandinnovationofMoment. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2022willbeheldonApril26th–27th,2022,inChina.Theforumwillmainlydiscussthedevelopmentofairconnectivity,satellitecommunicationtechnology,5GATGtechnology,in-flightentertainmentservicesystem,practicalexperienceandachievementsharingandothertopics,aimingtocontributetothecurrentdevelopmentofcivilaviationindustry. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Dec 14,2021
  • World's First Health Biometric Corridor Welcomed at Seychelles Airport

    SeychellesInternationalAirporthaswelcomedtheworld’sfirstcutting-edgehealthbiometriccorridorfortravellerscreening,installedbyTravizoryBorderSecurity. TravizoryBorderSecurityhasinstalledacutting-edgebiometriccorridorfortravellerscreeningintheRepublicofSeychelles,toguaranteecontactlessandsecuretravelforallairarrivals.ThelaunchofabiometriccorridorforhealthtravelscreeningatSeychellesInternationalAirport(SEZ),makestheSeychellesonlythesecondcountryintheworldaftertheUAE,andfirstinAfrica,toleveragewalk-throughbiometricsatitsborders,guaranteeingcontactlessandsecuretravelandanunmatchedcustomerexperienceforalltravellersarrivingbyair. The‘bio-corridor’identifiestheindividualtravellerusingfacialrecognitiontechnology,checkstheirtemperatureanddeterminestheirclassificationforhandling.FullyintegratedwiththeSeychellesIslandsTravelAuthorisationsystem,thebio-corridorvalidateswhetherthetravelerhassubmittedrequiredhealthdocumentation,andhasbeenauthorizedfortravelbySeychellesAuthorities. DesignedbybordersecurityfirmTravizory,thebio-corridorfeaturesstate-of-theartcamerasandAI-poweredbiometricenginestomatchtravelerstoSeychelles’databaseofauthorisedtravellers.Withamatchtimeoflessthanonesecondpertraveller,thenewbiocorridorscreensanaverageof30travellersperminuteforhealthrisks.Leveragingthispowerfultool,afullwide-bodyaircraftwith300travellerscanbeprocessedinlessthan10minutes. TravellerspreviouslyhadtopresenttheiruniqueTravelAuthorisationQRcodeontheirsmartphoneorprintedpaper.Followingtheinstallationofthebio-corridor,travelersnolongerneedtoretrievetheirTAandcansimplywalkthrough.Usingfacialbiometrictechnology,thebio-corridorverifiesthateachtravellermatchesanapproved,validTravelAuthorisation,andhassuccessfullymetallrequirementsfortravel.Asanadditionallineofdefence,athermalcameraalsocapturesindividualtravellers’bodytemperature. FullyintegratedwiththeSeychellesAuthoritiesdatabase,thesystemflagstothehealthofficerondutyhoweachtravellerhasbeencategorised,basedontheriskassessmentconductedpre-departure.Travellersmaybedirectedstraighttoimmigration,sentformedicalexamination,orsentforquarantine. ToguaranteeCOVID-19safety,travellersareabletokeeptheirmasksonatalltimes,withoutcompromisingaccuracyorsecurity.Unlikeexistingbiometricsystemsinmajorairports,theTravizorysystemisdesignedtomatch‘on-the-go’,meaningthattravellersdon’thavetostoptobeidentifiedbuttheyareidentifiedwhilewalking.Thismaximisesflowoftravellersandguaranteesaseamlesstravelexperience,astravelersdonothavetoactivelyinteractwiththesystemwhileintransit. Seychelleswasoneofthefirstcountriestoreopenfullytotourists,regardlessofvaccinationstatusinearly2021andhasbeenasuccessstoryforrecoveryoftravelpost-COVID-19.It’sone-of-a-kindhealthtravelauthorisationsystemhasbeendeliveringresultsformorethanayear. Theinstallationofthebio-corridoristhelateststepintheGovernmentofSeychelles’digitaltransformationagenda. AntonyDerjacques,SeychellesMinisterforTransportsaid:“Itisourintentiontoprovideanunmatchedcustomertravelexperiencesatallourportsofentry.Withtourismlevelssoaringalmostto2019levels,itismorevitalthaneverthatwemakeuseoftechnology,andthatweimplementproducts,andintroduceprocesses,thatfocusnotonlyonfastscreeningoftravellers,but,farmoreimportantly,assuretheirhealthand safety duringtheirjourneys.” “Weareexcitedtoinstallourstate-of-the-artbio-corridorintheSeychelles,toaidandimproveCOVID-screeningonarrival,”commentedRenaudIrminger,TravizoryCEO.“ThisgroundbreakingtechnologywillcompletelyoverhaulexistingHealthprocesses–deliveringapaperlessandcontactlessexperienceforalltravelersenteringthecountry. “Ourbio-corridorwillguaranteegreatersecurity,moreefficiencyandabetterexperienceforvisitorstothesebeautifulislands.Welookforwardtorollingoutmoreofourindustry-leadingtechnologyfortheSeychellesandplayingourroleinsecuringtheseislandsagainsthealthrisksandillegalactivities.” AlanRenaud,PrincipalSecretaryforCivilAviationadded:“Ournewstate-of-the-art,contactlessbio-corridoristhelatestinaseriesofinitiativeswehaveintroducedtomakethetransitexperiencethroughourportsofentry,seamless,andofunrivaledquality.Usingyourfaceasapassportwillbecomeamuchmorecommonfeatureofthetravelexperienceinthefuture,atrendthatcanonlyaccelerateascountriestrytomitigateriskandlimithumaninteractionpost-COVID-19.Wemadetherightchoicewithourpartner,andIamincrediblyproudthatourarchipelagoisnowthesecondcountryintheworldtoleverage biometrics onarrival–ahistoricachievementforasmallislandState.” GarryAlbert,CEO,SCAAsaid:“SeychellesInternationalAirport isapivotalportofentryforourvisitors.Digitisingtheentirearrivalprocess,andtheinstallationofTravizory’sbiocorridorisamajorstepinourcontinuouseffortstoimprovecustomerexperiencebyembracingnewtechnologyaswepavethewaytoattainafive-starcustomerservice. “Astheairportbusinessgrows,weneedtooperateeffectivelyasanorganisationandmeetICAO’srequirements.IamextremelyproudofmyteamandtheworkthattheyhavedoneincollaborationwiththeMinistryofTransport,thePublicHealthAuthority,andTravizoryandlookforwardtowelcomingmore passengers toourairportaswecontinuetoupgradeandinnovate.” Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldonFebruary23rd-24th,2022inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrictandCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Dec 14,2021
  • Virgin Fires up Its Simulators to Get Pilots Flight Ready

    VirginAustraliahasitsflightsimulatorsworkingaroundtheclocktoprepareitspilotstoreturntotheskiesafter18monthsofborderclosures. ItcomesafterVirginannouncedlastmonththatitwaspreparingto standallofitsstaffbackuptotheirrolesbyDecember,andhire“hundredsofnewroles”inpreparationforanincreaseinflightdemand,asAustraliabeginstoeaseitsremainingborderrestrictions. Theairlineiscurrentlyworkinghardtogetall915pilotsbackuptospeed,aftermanyhavespentmonthsstooddownfromtheirposition,orotherwiseoperatingonsignificantlyreducedschedules. Speakingwith TheAustralian,MelbournebasemanagercaptainDarrenGraysaidthatkeepingall600MelbourneandSydney-basedpilotcurrentthroughoutthepandemicposeda“uniquechallenge”,particularlygiventhatflightsbetweenSydneyandMelbourne–onceamongtheworld’sbusiestroutes–felltojustonereturnflightperdaywhilebothcitiesnavigatedstrictlockdowns. AccordingtoGray,overthelast18months,mostpilotshaveseentheiraverageannualflighthoursfallfromaround800tojust250. “Itmakesitverydifficulttogivethemtheamountofflyingtheyneed,sowe’vebeenputtingthemthroughthesimulatormoreoftenthanwenormallydotomakesuretheyhavegottheirskillsatthelevelthepublicexpect,”hesaid. Meanwhile,Melbourne-basedfirstofficerTimQuirkisrapidlypreparingtojumpbackinthecockpitafterbeingstooddownintheearlydaysofthepandemic. PROMOTEDCONTENT “Yourmotormemorycomesbackveryquickly,it’ssoentrenchedinyou–itdoesn’tfeellikewe’vebeenawayfromthejobfortwoyears,”Quirksaid. ItcomesasVirginpreparestodramaticallyincreaseitsdomesticoperationsasborderrestrictionscontinuetoease,andastheairlinepreparestoreinstatepartofitsinternationalnetwork,withflightstoFijibeginningon16December. Virginlastmonthannouncedthatitwillsoonwelcome sevenadditionalBoeing737Next-Generationaircrafttoitsfleet,andwillbehiringhundredsofnewstafftoaccommodate. Theindustryhaslongbeenconcernedaboutthelogisticalchallengesofretrainingpilotsfollowingnearlytwoyearsoutofthegameanddoingsoquicklyenoughtokeepupwithsurgingdemandastravelrestrictionsease. InSeptember,theAustralianFederationofAirPilots calledonthegovernmenttointroduceaJobReadyPilotprogram togetunemployedAustralianpilotstrainedandreadytoreturntotheirroles. Accordingtoasurveyperformedbytheunion,therewereover1,000pilotsinAustraliathatwerethenwithoutwork,whichcouldimpedeontheexpectedsurgeindemandforairtraveloncerestrictionseasethroughoutthecountry. Notinghowcriticalitisforpilotstoretaintheirskillsandproficiency,andhowfundamentaltheaviationindustryisforthenation’seconomicrecovery,theunion,incollaborationwithAnsettAviationTraining,developedandproposedathree-tiertrainingpackage,whichincludesmedicalandASICrenewals,simulatortrainingsessionsandflighttraining,inordertoreturnpilotsbacktooperationalstatus. AFAPsaidthatgettingthesepilotsjob-readyaheadoftimewillalsoworktosaveairlinescostsonadditionaltrainingandgettheindustrybackonitsfeetquicker. “AsAustraliaprogressesoutofthepandemic,andtheassociatedeconomicstress,thereisarealriskthatthetimerequiredtoprogresspilotsbacktobeingjob-readywillleadtoimpedimentstoserviceprovisionandcapacity,”AFAPsaidinasubmissiontotheSenatetransportcommittee. “Werefertothisasthepilot‘trainingpipeline’,whichnecessarilycan’tberushedforsafetyandcompliancepurposes.” Underthisbackground,the7thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2022willbeheldonMay18th-19th,2022inLangfang,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Dec 14,2021
  • DFM Expert to Facilitate the Development of Avionics

    Aviationindustryhasmadesignificantprogressalongwiththecontinuousdevelopmentofscience&technology.Asanessentialpartofaircrafttechnology,electronictechnologyhasgonethroughsignificantrevolutionaswellandwillfacemorechallengesagainstthedevelopmentapproachesofmodularization,integrationandminiaturization. Atpresent,themanufacturingofavionicshasthefollowingfeatures: 1.Highvalue,highcost,technology-intensive Thecostofavionicsproducthasaccountedforaround40%ofthecostofwholeset,andforthoseaviationplatformssuchaselectronicwarfareairplane,AirborneWarningandControlSystem,thecostofelectronicequipmenthasaccountedforalmost50%.Forlarge passengeraircraft,airborneequipmenthasoccupiedmorethan30%ofthetotalcost.Uptonow,avionicshavebecomethepartofhighestvalueofaircraft. Thecurrentprocessdesignandsimulationtechniqueofairborneelectronicequipmentseriouslyaffectthewholeprocedureincludingdevelopment,trial-production,testing,manufacturingandmaintenance,etc.oftheproduct.Ithasbeenanurgentneedtopromotetheprocessdesigncapabilitysoastoensurethefastandhigh-qualitydelivery.Therefore,DFMshouldoccurintheearlydesignandprocessreviewstagesoastorespondtothechallengesofhigh-qualityandon-timedeliveryofairborneequipment. 2.Advancedindesigntoolsandproductionfacilitieswhileweakinprocesscapability Thedesign&fabricationdepartmentsofavionicshastakentheleadinthedesigntoolandproductionfacility,whilelagsbehindintheprocesscapability.Processengineerstendtogetcaughtupinagooddealofwordprocessingandtediouscalculationwork,havinglittletimetodigintotheprocesstechnology,whichisnotbeneficialtoimprovetheprocesstechnologyaswellasproductioncapability. 3.Hardtoretainandpassontheexperience Toproduceanavionicsproduct,itisactuallyaprocesstocollaboratethedesign,processing,fabricationandtesting,etc.Atthepresent,theindustryisfacedwiththeshortageofskilledtechnicians,andyoungtechniciansshallneedatransitionalperiodtoaccumulatetheexperience.Bytraditionalmethod,whenthoseeldertechniciansretired,it’shardformanagerstoretaintheirempirical knowledge. Undersuchcircumstance,dependingonlyonthetraditionaltechniquescannotcopewiththechallengesahead,andaprofessionalsoftwaretoolbecomesnecessaryforelectronicsenterprises.DFMExpertsoftwarewasdevelopedonthisbackground.Withmorethantenyears’efforts,DFMExpertsoftwarehasbeenanadvancedsolutiontohelpclientstayaheadinhighqualityandhighefficiency.Asanunique3DDFM/DFAsolution,DFMExpertsoftwareisabletoanalysisandcheckthemanufacturabilityofPCBdesignby3Dassemblysimulationearlyinthedesignprocess,wellbeforethefabricationbegins,thustoreducetheprototypingtimesandimproveoverallproductionefficiency;asanintelligentsoftwareequippedwiththousandsofdesigncheckrules,itcouldnotonlymakeupforinadequateexperienceoftechnicians,butalsoshortendaysofmanufacturabilityanalysistohours,greatlyreducingthetimeandhumancost.What’smore,thebuilt-inthousandsofdesigncheckrules,whicharebasedonIPCstandardsandindustryexperience,alotofpotentialdefectscouldbeidentifiedindesignstage,thusfacilitatingthereliabilityoffinalproduct. AsthewinnerofInnovationAwardfromIPC,DFMExpertsoftwarehasalsowonextensiverecognitionofcustomersworldwide. “Vayotoolhasbeenextremelyusefulforusinidentifyingassemblyissuesmuchaheadoftheactualassemblyprocess.Thishasdrasticallyreducedholdupsintheproductionline,increasingourproductivity.”saidAtarMittal,GeneralmanagerfromSierraCircuits. “Weareimpressedbythehighlevel3DDFM/DFAcapability.Itdoesagreatjobidentifyingassemblyissuesthatcaneasilybecapturedin3DDFA/DFMreports.Customerfeedbackwiththisunique3DDFX/DFMcapabilityhasbeenoverwhelminglypositive.”saidMukeshVasani,CEOfromAimtronCorporation.  

    Nov 30,2021
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada Announces New PW127XT Engine Series

    Pratt&WhitneyCanada,abusinessunitofPratt&Whitney,announceditsnewregionalturbopropPW127XTengineseries,designedwiththelatestmaterialsandtechnologiestodeliverthenextlevelofefficiency,time-on-wingandservice.ThecompanycelebratedthelaunchwithATR,withthePW127XT-Menginethatispurpose-builttoofferword-classreliabilityandincreasedvalueforATR42/72aircraft. “Sinceitsinception,ATRhasexclusivelyturnedtoPratt&Whitneytopoweritsfleetofregionalaircraft,”saidMariaDellaPosta,presidentofPratt&WhitneyCanada.“WearepleasedtolaunchthisexcitingnewPW127XT-MenginewithATR.OptimizedfortheATR42/72aircraftfamily,itwilldeliverasignificantimprovementinoperatingcosts,extendingthealreadyimpressiveoperatingeconomicsandsustainabilityofthisregionalturboprop. “LaunchedasATRiscelebratingits40thanniversary,thePW127XTengineseriesbuildsuponthesuccessofthePW127Mengine.WehaveinjectedintothisnewPW127XT-MenginetheknowledgegainedfromPratt&Whitney’shistoryoftransformationandcontinuousinnovationandmorethan2.5billionhoursofoperationalexpertisetoprovideastepchangeinperformanceandcustomerservicethathelpsregionalairlinecustomersachievetheirbusinessgoals,”saidDellaPosta. “Reducingcashoperatingcostsandimprovingsustainabilityarethetwoleadingprioritiesofourregionalairlinecustomers,”saidStefanoBortoli,chiefexecutiveofficerofATR.“WehaveenjoyedanexceptionallevelofcollaborationwithPratt&WhitneyCanadainthedevelopmentofthePW127XT-Mengineandwe’redelightedtoofferadynamicairframeandpowerplantsolutiontocustomersaroundtheworld.” ExtendedTimeonWing Pratt&WhitneyCanada'sprovenabilitytodeliverworld-class,dependableenginesandnewtechnologymeansthatthePW127XT-Mengineoffersincreasedsavingstocustomers.Specifically: •40%extendedtimeonwingbymovingtotherightthescheduleforbothengineoverhaulintervalsandhotsectioninspectionscomparedtothePW127M. •20%lessmaintenancecosts;withonlytwoscheduledengineeventsover10years*. EnhancedServiceExperience “Wehavebeenservingtheregionalairlineindustryformorethan40years,”saidDellaPosta.“Withthisknowledge,wehavedevelopedacustomizedenginemaintenanceprogramforthePW127XTengineseries,tailoredforeveryenvironment,missionandexperiencelevelforultimatepeaceofmind.”ThroughPratt&WhitneyCanada’spersonalizedFleetManagementProgram(FMP)forthePW127XTengineseries,customerscanmaximizetheengine’svaluebyunlockingitsfulltime-on-wingcapability.Astheenginemanufacturer,Pratt&WhitneyCanadacanprovidetheoptimumlevelofvalueandsupport. “ThePW127XTengineserieswillbenefitfromnewsolutionswithinourindustry-leadingFMPforfleetsofeverysizeaswellasinnovativesolutionsforlessors,offeringoptimizedsolutionsforabsolutelyeverytypeofcustomer,”saidPosta.PW127XTengineseriescustomerswillalsobenefitfromPratt&WhitneyCanada’sworld-classcustomersupportnetwork,dedicatedtokeepingaircraftflying,anywhereintheworldandatanytime. Sustainability Regionalturbopropsconsume40%lessfuelandemit40%lessCO2emissionsthanregionaljetsonflightsupto400nauticalmiles.ThePW127XT-MenginebuildsontheeconomicandsustainablepropulsionadvantageofexistingPW127Mpoweredaircraft,witha3%improvementinfuelefficiency.LikeallPratt&WhitneyCanadaengines,thePW127XT-Menginesarecertifiedforuptoa50%sustainableaviationfuelblend. *Basedontypicalmissionlengthsand2,000annualflyinghours. Underthisbackground,the9thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldintheChangshaCityonNovember25thto26th,focusesonthe"14thFive-YearPlan"andmediumandlong-termdevelopmentplan,withthethemeofdigitalandintelligentdevelopmentofaviationpropulsiontechnology,andfocusesonthe"safedevelopmentandgreendevelopment","simulationtechnology","advancedtestandtesttechnology","structuralstrengthtechnology"ofsmallandmedium-sizedcivilaviationturboshafts,turbopropsandpistonengines"Partsdesignandmanufacturingtechnology","newmaterials,newprocesses"and"maintenancesupport"andotherrelatedtopics,wesincerelyinviteyourparticipationtocontributetothedevelopmentoftechnologyinChina.Mr.BenjaminPreece,OEMandCustomerServiceProgramsDirector,ChinafromPratt&Whitneywillpresentmakeakeynotespeechfocuson“Pratt&Whitney’spathwaytocarbonneutrality”.RegisterorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Nov 30,2021
  • Composite Ring Frame Improves Safety, Cost for Workhorse Helicopter

    TheH135lighttwin-enginehelicopterisreportedlythenumberoneemergencymedicalservice(EMS)/airambulancehelicopterinEurope,knownforitsreliability,versatilityandcost-competitiveness.Alsousedforsearchandrescue,military,policeandsupportflightsforwindfarmsandotheroffshorefacilities,theH135ismanufacturedbyAirbusHelicoptersinDonauwoerth,Germany, andfeaturesthecompany’ssignatureFenestronshroudedtailrotor.ToutedbyAirbusHelicoptersashavingthelowestoperatingandmaintenancecostsinitsclass,morethan1,350H135helicoptersareinserviceinmorethan60countries,andarereliedonbymorethan300operators. Overtheyears,astheH135fleetincreasedinflighthours,routinemaintenanceatregularintervalsrevealedthatfatigueandcorrosionproblemscouldariseonthealuminumringframethatconnectsthecarbonfiber-reinforcedpolymer(CFRP)tailboomtotheCFRPtailrotorshroud.Thisrequiredmoredetailedinspectionandincreasedmaintenancecosts.ToimproveinspectionandincreasethesafetystandardfortheH135,AirbusHelicopterslookedforacorrosion- andfatigue-resistant design. TheH135lighttwin-enginehelicopterisreportedlythenumberoneemergencymedicalservice(EMS)/airambulancehelicopterinEurope,knownforitsreliability,versatilityandcost-competitiveness.Alsousedforsearchandrescue,military,policeandsupportflightsforwindfarmsandotheroffshorefacilities,theH135ismanufacturedbyAirbusHelicoptersinDonauwoerth,Germany, andfeaturesthecompany’ssignatureFenestronshroudedtailrotor.ToutedbyAirbusHelicoptersashavingthelowestoperatingandmaintenancecostsinitsclass,morethan1,350H135helicoptersareinserviceinmorethan60countries,andarereliedonbymorethan300operators. Overtheyears,astheH135fleetincreasedinflighthours,routinemaintenanceatregularintervalsrevealedthatfatigueandcorrosionproblemscouldariseonthealuminumringframethatconnectsthecarbonfiber-reinforcedpolymer(CFRP)tailboomtotheCFRPtailrotorshroud.Thisrequiredmoredetailedinspectionandincreasedmaintenancecosts.ToimproveinspectionandincreasethesafetystandardfortheH135,AirbusHelicopterslookedforacorrosion- andfatigue-resistant design. Meetingdesignandproductionrequirements Developingthedesignfortheringframepresentedseveralissues.Theringframeisaprimarystructurethatconnectsthetailboomtubewiththetailboomshroud.Becausethenewringframereplacesanexistingpartwherethesurroundingstructurecouldnotbechanged,designoptionswerelimited.“Wecouldnotchangethetailboomdesignortheshroudintheinterfacearea,”notesThomasKunkel,fromtheDonauwoerthstructuresdesignoffice.“Wehadtomakeapartwiththesameconnectingsurfacesanddimensions,butwe could changetherivetingpatternandthenumberofrivets.” Aftermeetingwithdesign,stressandproductionengineers,theteamhadenoughinformationtoproceedwithevaluatingRTM,VAPandprepreg.“OurearlyanalysisshowedthatVAPwouldbethecheapestwaytogo,”saysFranzStadler,Donauwoerthinnovationdepartment.“So,wethenstartedtodevelopwiththedesignersapartwhichwecouldproducewithlowrecurringcosts.Wealsotriedtoreducethetoolingcostsasmuchaspossible.Therefore,welookedforsomestandardmaterialsthatwealreadyhadinproductionandwithwhichwealreadyhadexperience.” ThedrycarbonfiberfabricstheteamchosewerealreadyusedinotherAirbusHelicopterprograms.“Thestrengthandsizingmodelswerealreadywellknownbyourstressdepartmentandtestlaboratory,”saysHansOtto,from Donauwoerth’sindustrializationdepartment.TheG09862x2twillfabricfrom Hexcel (Stamford,Conn.,U.S.)is stabilizedwithepoxybinderandiswell-suitedtopreformingforresininfusion.Theresinselectedforinfusion isHexcel’sone-componentRTM6epoxythatisqualifiedbyAirbusHelicoptersforresininfusionandRTM. Aftermeetingwithdesign,stressandproductionengineers,theteamhadenoughinformationtoproceedwithevaluatingRTM,VAPandprepreg.“OurearlyanalysisshowedthatVAPwouldbethecheapestwaytogo,”saysFranzStadler,Donauwoerthinnovationdepartment.“So,wethenstartedtodevelopwiththedesignersapartwhichwecouldproducewithlowrecurringcosts.Wealsotriedtoreducethetoolingcostsasmuchaspossible.Therefore,welookedforsomestandardmaterialsthatwealreadyhadinproductionandwithwhichwealreadyhadexperience.” ThedrycarbonfiberfabricstheteamchosewerealreadyusedinotherAirbusHelicopterprograms.“Thestrengthandsizingmodelswerealreadywellknownbyourstressdepartmentandtestlaboratory,”saysHansOtto,from Donauwoerth’sindustrializationdepartment.TheG09862x2twillfabricfrom Hexcel (Stamford,Conn.,U.S.)is stabilizedwithepoxybinderandiswell-suitedtopreformingforresininfusion.Theresinselectedforinfusion isHexcel’sone-componentRTM6epoxythatisqualifiedbyAirbusHelicoptersforresininfusionandRTM. Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnology InternationalForum2021 willbeheldonDecember2nd -3rd,2021,inShanghai. Youarewelcometoparticipate.   Clickhere toregisteryourinterestorcontactwith LUCY directly.

    Nov 30,2021
  • Airbus Tianjin General Assembly Line Will Increase A321 Production Capacity and Is Expected to Start Delivery in The Fourth Quarter of 2022

     Airbusannouncedthesigningofacooperationframeworkagreementwithitspartners,Itisplannedtobelocatedin...InTianjinA320TheproductioncapacityoftheAsianassemblylineofseriesaircraftisexpandedtoA321Theplane. before,AirbusTianjingeneralassemblylineisresponsibleforgeneralassemblyA320IntheseriesofaircraftA319andA320Twomodels.Thesigningofthecooperationframeworkagreement,ItmeansTianjinGeneralAssemblyLineA320Theproductionofseriesaircraftwillbeincreasedtothreetypes. Atthemediacommunicationmeetingonthatday,ChengLong,chiefoperatingofficerofAirbusChina,revealed,Themedium-termgoalis,To2022Inthefourthquarterof,thefirstA321deliver. AboutwhydoinChinaA321Conversionproject,ChengLongrespondedthat:“Thefirstpremiseisthatproductionmatchesmarketdemand;secondly,ThisisalsoinlinewithAirbus'slong-termstrategicdeploymentinChina.” Airbusdecidedtoadd...ToitsTianjinfinalassemblylineA321throughput,BehinditisrightA321Optimisticpredictionofmarketdemandscale. Accordingtotheinterfacenews,Atpresent,Airbus320Inaseriesofreserveorders,A321TheamountofreserveordersisequivalenttoA319andA320Thesumof,AndthewholeAirChinaA320Intheseriesfleet,A321Onlyoccupy25%Theproportionof.Airbussaid,Inthefuture,theChinesemarketwillneedalotofA321,Itwillalsomovetowards50%Theproportionoffurtherdevelopment. airbusA321neoTheplaneisA320neoThelargestmemberoftheseries,Undertheconditionofsinglecabinlayout,themaximumpassengercapacitycanreach244people.Becausetherearemoreparts,Morework,A321ThefinalassemblyisalsobetterthanA320Morecomplex.Itisreportedthat,A321Theratioofthenumberofworkordersofthemodel'sfinalassemblybusinesstothenumberofworkordersA320Manymodels20%. So,MostfactoriesofAirbusTianjinassemblylineneedtobereconstructed,Andthetransformationscaleinvolvedislarge,Includingpaintshop、Adjustmentofproductiontoolingandfixture,etc,inaddition,Tianjinassemblylinealsoneedstofurthertrainemployees. Intermsofoperationalarrangements,ChengLong,chiefoperatingofficerofAirbusChina,toldinterfacenews,ProductioncanbecontinuedduringplantreconstructionA320Model,Buttheperiodoftoolingandfixturetransformation,A320Productionneedstobesuspended,Theplantwillhaveanemptywindowperiodofoperationforcomprehensivetransformation. AirbusTianjinfinalassemblylineisplannedtobein2022year7TheadaptationupgradebeganinJanuary,TheupgradeplanhasbeenpredictedandintegratedinAirbusglobalproductionplan,Theadaptationandtransformationofthefinalassemblyline,Itwillnotchangeitsoriginalcapacityandproductionrate. Airbusalsorevealedatthemediacommunicationmeeting,future,AirbusTianjinfinalassemblylinewillhave320neoand321neothroughput,Butwith321neoIt'sthemainmodel.Asforthespecificproductionproportionofdifferentmodels,ItwilldependonthedemandofChineseairlinecustomersfortwomodels,Airbuswillmaintainsomeflexibility,Tomatchthemarketdemandfordifferentmodels. accordingtotheunderstandingof,atpresent,OnlythetwofinalassemblylinesinHamburgandmobilehaveA321Aircraftproductionanddeliverycapacity.future,AirbusToulouseandTianjinassemblylineswillbeaimedatA321Adaptationandtransformationofaircraftproduction,AirbushasfourseatsA320ThefinalassemblylineofseriesaircraftwilleventuallyhaveproductionanddeliveryA321Aircraftcapability,InresponsetothereserveorderA321Thehugedemandbroughtbytheincreasingshareofaircraft. Additivemanufacturing,asthecurrentmanufacturingtechnologytrend,hastheadvantagesofenvironmentalprotection,fastandlowcost.Underthisbackground,the11th AnnualChinaAviationIndustryShanghaiSummit2021 willberescheduledtoDecember2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Click here toregisteryouinterestorcontactwith LUCY directly.

    Nov 29,2021
  • Chinese-made Aircraft Maintenance Facility Opens in SW China’s Chengdu

    AdomesticmaintenancefacilityforaircrafthasbeenofficiallyopenedinChengdu,capitalofSouthwestChina'sSichuanProvinceonWednesday,asaregionaljetlinerARJ21,manufacturedbytheCommercialAircraftCorporationofChina(COMAC)whichlaunchedmaintenanceoperationsthesameday. ChengduAirlineswillcarryout10daysofmaintenanceworkondomesticARJ21aircraftforthefirsttimeatthebase. Thebase,whichislocatedinShuangliu,Sichuan,isexpectedtobecomeacomprehensivemaintenancefacilityfordomesticaircraftby2025,providingmaintenance,trainingandresearchcapabilities. EarlierinAprilthisyear,China'sfirstdomestically-madeaircraftproductionandflight-testingcenterwascompletedinNanchang,capitalofEastChina'sJiangxiProvince. ThreeARJ21regionalpassengerplanesweredeliveredtomajordomesticairlinesinJune2020inShanghai,markingthatdomesticallymadejetlinersenteredthemajordomesticcommercialaviationmarket. COMACdeliveredthejetliners,with90seatsinafulleconomyclassconfiguration,toAirChina,ChinaEasternAirlines,andChinaSouthernAirlines,accordingtotheXinhuaNewsAgency. AsofNovember2021,morethan60ARJ21aircrafthavebeendelivered,withChengduAirlinesboastingthelargestfleet. Source:GlobalTimes

    Dec 14,2021
  • COMAC C919 to Feature AFIRS Satcom System

    FLYHThassignedamulti-yearcontractwiththeCommercialAircraftCorporationofChina,Ltd.(COMAC)thatwillseeitsAutomatedFlightInformationReportingSystem(AFIRS)228becomefactory-installedequipmentontheC919. COMAChasplacedaninitial$98,000purchaseorderwithFLYHTfortheAFIRS228systemtobecomeline-fitequipmentontheC919.TheAlberta,Calgary-basedavionicsmaker'sAFIRSwillbeusedforcommunicationsduringcoldweathercertificationthattheC-919willbeundergoinginCanada. “WiththisagreementandinitialorderfromCOMAC,webuilduponourstrongcustomerbaseofOEMsandairlinesinChinawherewecurrentlyservice31airlinesplushavemanyAFIRSunitsinstalledonaircraftthroughourpartnershiptosupplyalargeEuropeanairframer.FLYHTwaschosentobeoneofthesupplierstohelpgetthisnewaircraftofftheground,andtheAFIRStechnologywasselectedaftercarefulevaluation,asCOMACseekscertificationfrominternationalregulators,"BillTempany,FLYHT'sinterimCEOsaidinastatement. TheAFIRS228systemisanIridium-basedsatellitecommunicationsdevicethatfeaturesabuilt-inquickaccessrecorder,allowingittobothenableIridiumvoiceanddataserviceswhilealsoprovidingaircrafthealthmonitoringandACARSoverIridiumamongothercapabilities.FLYHTprovidestwodifferentversionsofthetheAFIRS228,includingabasic228Bversionandamoreadvanced228SversioncapableofsupportingACARSoverIridium. COMAC'soriginalplannedfirstdeliveryandentryintoservicetimingfortheC919was2016,althoughtechnicaldifficultieshavedelayedtheprogram'scommercialservicelaunchmultipletimessincethen.TheShanghai,China-basedaircraftmanufacturerhasconfirmedordersfor305aircraft,"mostlyfromChineseleasingcompaniesandairlines,"accordingtoFLYHT.The168-seatpassengerjetisexpectedtocompetewiththeAirbusA320andBoeing737onceitachievesregulatoryapprovalforentry-into-service. TheaircraftiscurrentlyininfinalcertificationprocessesbytheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC)withnofirmtimelineonfirstdeliveryorentryintoserviceyet. Source:Aviationtoday

    Dec 14,2021
  • Viasat, China Satcom Set to Provide IFC Service in Chinese Airspace

    Viasat‘sin-flightconnectivity(IFC)Ka-bandserviceisnowreadytocommenceoperationinChineseairspace,thesatelliteoperatorannouncedTuesday.WorkingincooperationwithChinaSatelliteCommunications(ChinaSatcom),ViasatsaiditwillsoonbegindeliveringIFCservicetodomesticandinternationalairlinesviatheKa-bandChinaSat-16satellitesystem. TheIFCservicedevelopmentwastheresultofapartnershipagreementbetweenViasatandChinaSatcomthatspecificallycoverscommercialaviationIFC.Underthetermsoftheagreement,eachcompanymaintainsitsownintellectualpropertyandwilloperateitsequipmentusingamulti-layeredapproachtonetworkservices. “WorkingwithChinaSatcom,wehaveachievedagreatmilestone—deliveringstrongcustomerperformancegainsintermsofnetworkspeedandreliabilityatanyphaseofaflight,whichprovidesanon-the-groundinternetexperienceevenwhenin-flight,”DonBuchman,Viasat’svicepresidentandgeneralmanagerofcommercialaviation,saidinastatement.“TheeffortcommittedtobybothteamshasbeentremendousandshowcasesthecapabilitiesofViasat’sindustry-leadingtechnologywithChinaSatcom’ssatellitecapacity.” ViasatdidnotgiveaspecificdatefortheChineseIFCservicelaunch. It’sbeenabusyNovemberforViasat,whichjustacquiredU.K.globaloperatorInmarsatinamassive$7.3billiondealthat includedapaymentof$850millionincashand46.36millionViasatsharesvaluedat$3.1billion.ThecombinedcompanywillhaveaspectrumlicenseportfolioacrosstheKa-,L-,andS-bandsandafleetof19satellitesinservice,withanadditional10satellitestocomeinthenextthreeyears. IFCfallsunderViasat’sCommercialNetworksbusiness.WhilethedivisionisViasat’ssmallest,itsawthelargestgrowthinit’slatestfinancialquarterlyreport.Viasatreported$135millioninrevenueinitslatestquarterendinginSeptember,up71percentfromthesametimelastyear.ViasatsaidmobileIn-FlightConnectivity(IFC)terminaldeliveriesandthecontinuedstrongperformanceofitsgroundantennasystemsbusinessdrovethisincrease. Source:ViaSatellite

    Dec 14,2021
  • China's Amber Aviation To Build Fleet with NetJets' Help

    BusinessaviationservicesproviderAmberAviationhasclosedonaSeriesBfundingroundthatwillenabletheShenzen,China-basedcompanytooffersharedlease,jetcard,andmembershipprograms.Underthenewinvestmentbyfractional-shareproviderNetJets,FungInvestment,andMacau-basedLiu’sGroup,aswellasexistinginvestorHonyCapital,Amberwillreceiveupto20businessjetsfromNetJets’existingfleet.DeliverieswillbegininApril2022andcontinueoverthenexttwoyears. “WithNetJets’assistance,wecanquicklybuilduptheavailablefleetofaircraftsothatwecanbereadyonceinternationalbordersfullyreopen,”saidAmberpresidentChangQiusheng.“Weunderstandthatthesizeofthefleetisveryimportant,sobyhavingaircraftinplace,wearesurethatwecanbesuccessful.” QiushengaddedthatwiththesupportofNetJetsandtheotherinvestors,Ambercanboostbusinessaircraftutilizationintheregion.“There’sahugegapinthemarketforcharterusersthatwishtotakethenextsteptowardsfullaircraftownershipgiventhefinancialundertakingrequired,”hesaid.“Bybridgingthegapwithoursharedlease,jetcard,andmembershipprograms,AmberAviationwillhelpgrowthenumberofbusinessaviationusersinAsia,whichwillbenefitthewholeindustry.” TheaircrafttransferredbyNetJetswillbeoperatedunderAmber’sairoperatorcertificate.“ThispartnershipwithAmberAviationoffersNetJetsauniqueopportunitytoprovidelong-termserviceintheAsianmarkettoourowners,”saidNetJetschairmanandCEOAdamJohnson.“TheteamatAmberAviationsharesNetJets’commitmenttosafetyandserviceandisatrulycollaborativepartnerthatwelookforwardtoworkingwithalongsideourrespectedco-investors.” NetJetsalsowillhelpAmbersetupnewprogramssuchasservicesupport,salesassistance,productdesign,andlegalsupport.Inaddition,NetJetswillsupportAmberintheacquisitionofadditionalbusinessjetsdirectfromvariousOEMs.Further,AmberclientswillhaveaccesstoNetJets’FBOnetworkintheU.S.andEurope,aswellasguaranteedavailabilityofNetJetsaircraftfortravelinthethesesameregions. Sourse:AINonline

    Nov 29,2021
  • FTS signs Agreement to Launch the First Digital Aircraft Pilot Program for Shandong Airlines Boeing 737 Fleet in China

    Beijing,China–23Nov2021–OnNovember18th2021,ShandongAirlinesandFTSsignedacooperationagreementtoformallylaunchthefirstdomesticDigitalAircraftpilotprojectforthisBoeingonlyairlinefleet.ThisisthepilotdeploymentofFTSwithfullhardwareandsoftwaresolutionstodigitalizationofShandongAirlinesBoeing737fleet,includingmultiplestagesofaircraftmodification,airworthinesscertification,applicationsverificationandfinalflighttesting. Thefirstaircraftisexpectedtobemodifiedandenterintoserviceinthemiddleof2022. Aspartofthiscollaboration,thetwopartieswilljointlybuilda“DigitalAircraftInnovationLab”,withgoalsofincubatingdigitalaircraftinnovations,trainingoftalent,andcontinuetoexplorenewscenariosandoperationalmodels.TheprojectisleveragingonChina’sownHighThroughputsatellitesforair-to-groundhigh-speeddatatransmission. TheLabisplannedtofunctionasaresourceintegratorforvariousecosystemplayers–localtechstartups,systemintegratorsandevenglobalpartnerstoco-createsolutionsfordigitalaviation,fromideagenerationtotestingtocommercialization. MoreandmoreairlinesarenowembracingtheconceptofDigitalAircraft.Thisreferstoenablinghighspeedairtogroundbroadbandconnectivityinboththeflightdeckandpassengercabin,providingseamlessdatatransmissionservicesandcollaborationbetweentheDigitalAircraftandgroundoperationsnetworks. Airlinescanharnessreal-timedatatoproduceinsightsthatcanenhanceflightsafetyandefficiency,reduceoperationaldisruptions,improvepassengerexperiences,andmakereal-timedecisionsregardingfleethealth. Asoneoftheworld’smajorcivilaviationhubs,Chinaseesdigitaltransformationasthenecessarywaytolaydowntheinfrastructurefoundationforsustaininggrowthinaviation. TheChineseauthoritiesandregulatorshaveconvenedandproposedanationalframeworkofDigitalAircraftsolutionstoguideandoverseetheaccelerateddeploymentofdigitaltransformationofitsdomesticairlinestoimproveoperationalsafety,optimizecostsandimprovedpassengerexperiences. AboutShandongAirlines ShandongAirlinesisakeyairlineinChinaandhasestablishedanimpressivefleetcomprisingof134Boeing-737familyofaircraft.Theairlinehasalwaysprideitselfbyemphasizing“Safetyassurance,Attentiontoefficiency,Striveforpunctuality,andQualityinservice”.TheDigitalAircraftstrategyisacriticalinitiativeforShandongAirlinestosignificantlyenhanceitsservicecapabilitiesadoptdigitaltransformation.Itisnowservingmorethan200airroutes,over3700flightstomorethan80destinationseveryweek. Source:FTSAREO

    Dec 14,2021
  • BLR Airport Becomes First in South Asia to Commission Rosenbauer Firefighting Simulator

    BangaloreInternationalAirportLimited(BIAL)--operatorofKempegowdaInternationalAirport,Bengaluru(BLRAirport)–hasbecomethefirstAirportinSouthAsiatocommissionaRosenbauerTacticalSimulator,furtherstrengtheningitsfirefightingcapabilities. Withthissimulator,firefighterscantraininarealisticenvironment,masterthetacticaluseofRosenbauerPanthertrucksaswellasoperateHighReachExtendableTurrets(HRET)forextremeaircraftfireemergencies. Thestate-of-the-artfacilitywillbeopenforfirefightersfromotherairports(inIndiaandabroad),StateFireDepartmentsandDefenceForces. ThesimulatorprovidesIncidentCommanders,CrewCommandersandLeadFirefightersanopportunitytogainexperienceinthetacticaluseofCFTsthroughturretcontrolandapplicationoffirefightingagents,commandandcontrol,vehicleoperationandbasicdrivingandpositioningskills.ThesimulatorhasacockpitthatmatcheseverydetailoftheRosenbauerfiretruck,providingarealisticexperienceinoperationofCFTs,includingalloperatingcontrols,fromthesteeringwheeltoturretcontrol,projectedthroughmultiple55"HDscreens. Firefighterscanbepreparedforallkindsofaircraftrelatedemergenciesasmultiplescenarioscanbecustomised.Simulatortrainingincreasesprofessionalcompetencyoffirefightersasthescenariosarerealisticandsessionscanbereplayedforeffectiveevaluation. Toensurethesafetyandsecurityofallstakeholders,includingpassengersandairlines,BIALhasaddedfouradvancedRosenbauerCFTstoitsfleet.TwoRosenbauerPanther6x6trucksandtwoRosenbauerPanther8x8trucks,includingtwowithHRETswerecommissionedrecently,takingtheoverallnumberofCFTsinitsfleettoeight.BLRAirportistheonlyairportinIndiatocommissionthesehi-techtruckswithHRETs. “AtBLRAirport,ourtoppriorityistomaintainthehigheststandardsofsafetyandwiththeRosenbauerCFTs,wearewell-equippedtoefficientlyhandledifficultfireemergencies.Webelieveintrainingourteams,equippingthemwithadvancedtoolsandmoderntechnology,providingthemwithhands-onexperienceandkeepingthemreadytocontainanypossibleemergencies.Thetacticalsimulatorwillsupportinstrengtheningourfirefightingcapabilitiesevenfurther,”saidJayarajShanmugam,ChiefOperatingOfficer,BIAL. Underthisbackground,theSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldonFebruary23rd-24th,2022inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrictandCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Nov 29,2021
  • Upgraded Commercial Mi-171 Helicopter Goes on Show

    RussianHelicoptersdemonstrateditsnewestcommercialversionoftheMilMi-18/17'Hip'familyatthisweek'sDubaiAirshow.TheMi-171A2representsaculminationofsixdecadesofdevelopmentfollowingthefirstflightoftheMi-8prototypein1961.Whiletheshaperemainsbroadlythesame,thelatestaircraftincorporatesmajorimprovementsinallareas. Comparedwithearlierversions,theMi-171A2ispoweredbytwoupratedandFadec-equippedVK-2500PS-03engines—thecivilversionofthepowerplantintheMi-28NEattackhelicopter—aswellashavingnewcompositemainrotorbladesandanX-shapedtailrotor.Combinedwithastrengthenedtransmissionandaredesignedfuselage,thisincreasesmaximumspeedto280km/h,whilepermittingthecarriageofafour-tonneinternalloadoruptofivetonnesslungunderneath. AnewKBO-17digital“glass”cockpitandnavigationsuiteisinstalledthatreducestherequiredflightcrewtotwo,whilearangeofdiagnosticfunctionsisembeddedintheaircraft’ssystems.TheMi-171A2hasinheriteditspredecessors’abilitytooperateuncomplaininglyintheharshestofweatherconditionsandtemperatureextremes,whilereliabilityhasbeenimprovedandmaintenancerequirementsreduced. Thehelicopterisdesignedtoberapidlyreconfigurablebetweencargo,rescue,andpassengertransportroles.Inthelatteritcanaccommodate24passengersonenergy-attenuatingseats,or13inacorporateconfiguration.Inthemedicalevacuationroleitcancarrytwomedicalmodules,andcanalsobeadaptedtosearchandrescue,firefighting,andpatrol/bordersecuritytasks. BuiltattheUlanUdeAviationPlant,theMi-171A2receivedinitialcertificationbyRussia’sRosaviatsiya(FederalAirTransportAgency)underAP-29AviationRulesinAugust2017,addinganextensionthatpermittedoperationsattemperaturesdownto-50°CinJanuary2018.The firstwashandedover toRussianoperatorUTairinMay2018. ApartnershipofRosaviatsiya,RussianHelicoptersandtheRostecStateCorporationhasresultedincertificationoftheMi-171A2inColombia,India,Kazakhstan,SouthKoreaandrecentlyVietnam. Underthisbackground,The37thChinaHelicopterAcademicExchange Conference&The5thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForumwillbeheldinDecember8th-9h,2021inNanjing,China.TheforumwasadvisedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,hostedbyChineseHelicopterSocietyandNanjingUniversityofAeronauticsandAstronautics,co-hostedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,supportedbyShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociation,organizedbyNanjingResearchInstituteonSimulationTechniqueandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonPolicyInterpretation,IndustryDataSharing,HelicopterDesignandR&D,NewTechnolgyApplication,GeneralAviationOperation,UAVDevelopment,HelicopterMROandTalentsCultivating. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Nov 29,2021
  • Frequentis and T-Systems Sign Partnership Deal to Digitalise Airports

    T-SystemsandFrequentishaveformedapartnershipwiththeaimtofurtherdigitaliseairportswhichwillimproveefficiencyinpassenger,airside,andlogisticalareas.   WithT-SystemsandFrequentis,twoexpertsarenowpoolingtheiraviationexpertise.Theaimofthepartnershipisthefar-reachingdigitisationofairportsformoreefficientprocessesinthepassengerarea,aswellasintheairsideandlogisticsareaoftheairport.ThetwocompaniessignedtheirpartnershipagreementattheInterAirportEuropeTradeFairinMunich. TheTelekomsubsidiaryalreadyprovidesairportmanagementsolutionstomorethan50internationalairportsaroundtheglobe,includingFrankfurt,Munich,BeijingDaxing,andJakarta.Thefocusisonflightplanandresourcemanagementintheterminalandontheapron.Thesolutionssupporttheefficienthandlingofpassengers,baggage,andcargo.Frequentis,foritspart,specialisesinapronmanagement,includingrollingaircraft,andsecurevoicecommunications.FrequentiscustomersincludeFrankfurt,Munich,Dubai,andHongKongairports. “Theshockofthepandemichasmadeitcleartomanyairportoperatorsthatcostreductionaloneisnotenoughforsustainablebusiness,”saidAndyLesser,responsibleforMobility,TransportandLogisticsatT-Systems.“Airportsneedmoreflexibility,efficiency,andresilience.Theyneeddigitisation.TogetherwithFrequentis,wecannowrealisethefullydigitisedairport.” InternationalAirportReview-theprimaryreferencefortheairportandaviationcommunity-deliversin-deptharticles,newsandopinionsfromtheworld’sleadingairports,associationsandsupplychain.InternationalAirportReviewisafree-of-chargebi-monthlyprintordigitalmagazineandeachissueiscarefullycuratedbyustobringyouinformativearticlesfromthetopairportexecutivesinourindustry. It'scompletelyfreetosubscribe,andinlessthanaminuteyouwillbepartofagrowingcommunityofthousandsofindustryprofessionals. Comprehensiveintegrationandnewtechnologies.Butit’snotjustaboutrespondingtofluctuationsinbusiness.RegulatoryrequirementsinEuropearealsoincreasing.Eurocontrol,theEuropeanOrganisationfortheSafetyofAirNavigation,ispushingforgreaterintegrationofEuropeanairports.Lastbutnotleast,airportsarealsochallengedtoreduceCO2emissions.Oneleverforthisisthecloserinterlinkingofallprocesses.Integratedsystemsanddigitisedprocessesformthebasis. “Whenweconnectthedataofairtrafficcontrolwiththatoftheairportoperationscentres,ourcustomers,airtrafficcontrol,andairportoperatorscanmaketheiroperationalprocessesatairportsevenmoreefficientandenvironmentallyfriendly,”commentedKarlFesl,DirectorAirportsatFrequentis.“Asaresult,bothnoiseandCO2emissionscanbesignificantlyreducedandpunctualityincreased.TogetherwithT-Systems,weareaparticularlystrongteaminthisregard!” Inadditiontotheirindustryexpertise,thepartnersbringmanynewtechnologiestothetable.CloudsolutionsincreasetheflexibilityofITanditscontinuousmodernisation.Ultra-fast5Gmobilenetworksspeedupcommunicationsandofferpassengersgreaterconvenience.Artificialintelligencedrawsmorebenefitforairportoperatorsfromexistingdata.Augmentedrealityapplicationsanddigitaltwinswillofferanewviewofanairport’soperationalcontrolinthefuture. Underthisbackground, theInternationalSmartAirportDevelopmentForum willbeheldon February23rd-24th,2022 in Shanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority ,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrict andCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith LUCY formoredetails.

    Nov 15,2021
  • ZeroAvia To Use Alaska Airlines Turboprop For Hydrogen Powertrain Testing

    TheAlaskaAirGroupthisweekannouncedthatitispartneringwithZeroAviatodevelopa3MW+hydrogen-electricpowertrainfor76-seatzero-emissionaircraft.TheSeattle-basedcompany,whichownsAlaskaAirlinesandHorizonAir,isincorporatingitssystemintoaDeHavillandDHC-8-400. Cleartargets AlaskaAirlineshasambitionstoachievenet-zerocarbonemissionsby2040.Therefore,electricaircraftfitinwiththismission.Thetechnologyinvolvedisbilledtosuitsmallershort-haulaircraftinthefirstinstance. TheairlineservesseveralremoteregionsacrosstheUnitedStates.Therefore,therearealreadyareasthatcanpotentiallybeservedbyplanesutilizingthehydrogen-electricpowertrain.WithAlaskaAirlinesconnectingseveralremotecommunities,thissystemmayhaveacriticalroleinfutureoperations. It’snosurprisethatAlaskaisusingtheQ400toincorporatethepowertrain.Theairlineholdsover30unitsofthetrustedturboprop,whichhasshownitsreliabilitytooperateintoughconditions. Significantdevelopments ZeroAviahasbeenmakinggreatprogressinthehydrogen-electricscene.Thissummer,theBritish/Americanoutfitsharedthatitisscalingupitsprogramtoinvolve19-seataircraft.Italsoraisedafurther$13milliontoproducelargerenginesfor50+seatmodels.Thisweek,thebusinesshighlightedthatitislookingtoconductthefirstpassengerhydrogenflightinjustthreeyears. 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,the9thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldintheChangshaCityonNovember25thto26th,focusesonthe"14thFive-YearPplan"andmediumandlong-termdevelopmentplan,withthethemeofdigitalandintelligentdevelopmentofaviationpropulsiontechnology,andfocusesonthe"safedevelopmentandgreendevelopment","simulationtechnology","advancedtestandtesttechnology","structuralstrengthtechnology"ofsmallandmedium-sizedcivilaviationturboshafts,turbopropsandpistonengines"Partsdesignandmanufacturingtechnology","newmaterials,newprocesses"and"maintenancesupport"andotherrelatedtopics,wesincerelyinviteyourparticipationtocontributetothedevelopmentoftechnologyinChina.RegisterorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Nov 15,2021
  • Bell Scores Orders at Air Med Conference

    Bellannouncedordersfor18ofits407GXiturbinesinglehelicoptersandoptionsforninemoreatthisweek’sAirMedicalTransportConference(AMTC)inFortWorth,Texas. LifeFlightNetwork(LFN)hassignedapurchaseagreementfor12aircraftfordeliveryby2023,addingtoitsexistingfleetoffourBell429lighttwinsandfive407GXis.LFNisthenation’slargestnot-for-profitairmedicaltransportservicewith25rotor-wingbases,ninefixed-wingbases,andtwoneonatalandpediatricbases throughoutthePacificNorthwestandIntermountainWest.LFN’shelicopterswillbeIFR-capable. Separately,Bellannouncedadealtosell six407GXihelicopterstoGlobalMedicalResponse(GMR),withoptionsforninemore,toexpanditsairambulanceoperationsinNorthAmerica.Thesixhelicoptersonfirmorderwillbedeliveredby2023.GMRoperatesthroughmultipleairambulancebrands,includingAirEvacLifeteam,GuardianFlight,Med-TransCorp.,andReachAirMedicalServices.Collectively,theytransportedmorethan125,000patientsin2020. Morethan500Bellhelicoptershavebeenconfiguredforairambulancemissionsandhavecollectivelyaccumulatedmorethanonemillionflighthours.Bell’s1,600-strong407fleethasflownmorethansixmillionhours.The407GXiisequippedwiththeGarminG1000Hflightdeck. Underthisbackground,The37thChinaHelicopterAcademicExchange Conference&The5thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForumwillbeheldinDecember8th-9h,2021inNanjing,China.TheforumwasadvisedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,hostedbyChineseHelicopterSocietyandNanjingUniversityofAeronauticsandAstronautics,co-hostedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,supportedbyShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociation,organizedbyNanjingResearchInstituteonSimulationTechniqueandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonPolicyInterpretation,IndustryDataSharing,HelicopterDesignandR&D,NewTechnolgyApplication,GeneralAviationOperation,UAVDevelopment,HelicopterMROandTalentsCultivating. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Nov 15,2021
  • Additive Manufacturing, as the Current Manufacturing Technology Trend, Has the Advantages of Environmental Protection, Fast and Low Cost.

    Fabricationofcompositeaerostructuresforcommercialaircraftspansmorethan50yearsandhassteadilyprogressedfromsmallerpartstoverylargeprimarystructures—fuselage,wings,empennage,engines—developedintheearly2000sfortheBoeing787andtheAirbusA350.Thevastmajorityofthisevolutiondependedonuseofautoclave-curedcarbonfiber/epoxyprepregs,initiallylaidbyhandandthen,eventually,viaautomatedfiberplacement(AFP),automatedtapelaying(ATL)andothermachine-basedprocesses. Thesematerialandprocess(M&P)technologiesweresuitableforthewide-bodied787andA350that,pre-pandemic,hadbuildratesof10-15permonth.AsBoeingandAirbuslooktothefuture,however,andconsiderapplyingcompositematerialsinprimarystructuresofsingle-aisleaircraftthatareexpectedtohavebuildratesof60-100permonth,designandM&Pwillfavorhigh-rate,out-of-autoclave(OOA),highlyautomatedprocesses.Theseprocessesinclude,amongothers,resintransfermolding(RTM),compressionmoldingandliquidresininfusion. Butevenifhigh-ratemanufacturingwilldominatethecommercialaerospacesector,fabricationofcompositeaerostructuresfor low-rate aircraft—includingregionalaircraftandbusinessjetprograms—notonlywillpersist,butcanandshouldbenefitfromsomeofthesamecost,designandM&Pinnovationsthatwillbedeployedinhigh-rateprograms. ItwaswithallthisinmindthattheEuropeanCleanSky2programlaunched OPTICOMS — Optimized Composite StructuresforSmallAircraft.OPTICOMSisaconsortiumledbyaerospacefabricator IsraelAerospaceIndustries (IAI,Lod,Israel)withpartnersthatsupplyinnovationautomationtechnologies,materials,software,toolingandmachinery.TheobjectiveofOPTICOMSistoevaluatealow-rateproductionwingboxdesignthatfeaturesautomatedfabrication,integratedstructures,OOAcure,largestructuralbonding,innovativemanufacturingandassemblytooling,structuralhealthmonitoringofbondlinesandvirtualtesting. ArnoldNathan,directorofR&DfortheaviationgroupatIAIandmanagerofOPTICOMS,says,“Anytimewetrytogetautomationintoa[discussion]aboutcompositesmanufacturing,weoftenhearourcustomerssay,‘Automationisgood,butonlywhenyouhavealargevolumeofproduction.’OPTICOMSwassetuptofindoutifyoucanjustifyautomationwhenyou don’t havelarge-volumeproduction.Cancompositesmanufacturingautomationbecompetitiveandcost-effectiveforlow-volumes?” Wingdesign OPTICOMSwasbornoutofaCleanSky2requestissuedbyItalianbusinessaircraftmanufacturerPiaggioAerospace(Genoa)forthedevelopmentofanall-compositealternativewingforitsP180 Avanti nine-passengerbusinesstwinturboprop.Thewingboxmeasures6.8meterslong,0.71meterswideattherootand0.28meterswideatthetip.Piaggio,saysNathan,waseagertoevaluateanalternativetotheall-metallegacywingbox—analternativewiththesamedimensions,butoffering reducedweight(20%).Further,costshouldbereducedby20-30%comparedtoconventionalcompositewingboxmanufacture.IAIanditspartnerswonthecontractandbeganworkingwithPiaggioin2016. OPTICOMSisamulti-partprogramdesignedtoperformaseriesofhighlydetailedandpainstakinglyconductedtradestudiestoevaluateanddetermineoptimumwingdesign,materialcombinationandOOAfabricationprocessforautomatedmanufactureofalow-volumeall-compositewingbox. IAIandOPTICOMS,saysNathan,decidedearlyonthatitwouldfocusonandevaluatetheuseofthreemanufacturingprocessesprovidedbythreepartners:Automatedroboticpick-and-placementofdryandprepreggedfabrics,suppliedby Techni-ModulEngineering (TME,Coudes,France);automatedfiberplacement(AFP)ofdryandprepreggedtows,suppliedby CoriolisComposites (Queven,France);andautomateddrymaterialplacement(ADMP)technology,suppliedby Danobat (Elgoibar,Spain).TheselectionofthesetechnologiesandpartnerswouldbecriticaltoguidingIAIthroughoutitsmulti-varianttradestudies. Thefirststepinthistradestudywasdesignevaluation.ThiseffortwasledatIAIbyAdamSawday,structuraldesignengineerforadvancedtechnologies.SawdaysaysheandIAItookaclean-sheetapproachtothedesignofthewing,studyingmorethan18conceptsacrossavarietyofarchitectures.Designsquicklyfellintooneoftwocategories.Thefirstemploysa“working”skininwhichthewingboxskinbecomesaload-bearingstructure.Thesecondemploysnon-workingskinswithloadedsparcaps.Withinthesecategories,designsincludeatraditionalconceptwithribs,stringersandtwospars,or,alternatively,useofthreespars—calledmulti-spar—withnoribsorstringers.Severalconceptsalsoconsidereduseofasandwichpanelconstructionthatproducesasemi-workingskin. “Ourmantrawastoreducemanufacturingeffortandreduceassemblyeffort,”Sawdaysays.“Andwebelievethatifyoucandevelopamoreefficientstructurethatismoreintegral,thenyou’regoingtogetacheaperandlighterstructure.” Sawdaysaysthedesignsweremeasuredagainstaseriesofmetricstoassesstheirabilitytomeettheprogramcostandweighttargets.Thesemetricsinclude:materialcosts,designcomplexity,componentmanufacturingcosts,assemblycosts,non-destructivetesting(NDT)costs,toolingandjiggingcosts,weight,strength,technologyreadinesslevel(TRL),ecologicalconsiderations,riskprofile,robustnessandreliability.Ofthese,thecriteriaweightedmostheavilywere weight,manufacturingandassemblycosts,designcomplexity,TRLandriskprofile. Down-selectingtofinaldesign DatafromthisevaluationhelpedIAIdown-selectthedesignconceptsto10finalists.Fourweremulti-spar/workingskin,onewasmulti-spar/non-workingskinwithloadedspars,fourweremulti-rib/workingskinwithstringers,onewasmulti-rib/workingskinwithnostringers,andonewassandwichstructure/workingskinwithnostringers.Eachdesignofferedvariouscombinationsofpre-curing,co-curing,bondingormechanicalfastening. Gettingtothefinaldesigninvolvedanotherroundoftradestudiesusingmanyofthesamecriteriaasinthefirststudy.Eachdesignwasgivenatradevalue,basedonhowwellitmetthecriteria.“Wehadthisbigtrade-offtable,andeachdesignoptionhadavalue,andthishelpedusseethestrongestoption,”Sawdaysays. Therewasonedesign,fromthestart,thatperformedconsistentlywellinthetradestudiesandseemedlikelytocomeoutontop,Sawdaynotes.Anditdid.Dubbedinternallyasmulti-spar/workingskin#2,itfeaturesahighlyintegratedandco-curedupperskinandthreespars.Thesearethenbondedtoalowerskinthathasaccesspanels.Locatedselectivelybetweenthesparsisaseriesof“backup”ribs,designedtosupporttheskin,whichbearsmostofthebendingloads. Down-selectingtofinaldesign DatafromthisevaluationhelpedIAIdown-selectthedesignconceptsto10finalists.Fourweremulti-spar/workingskin,onewasmulti-spar/non-workingskinwithloadedspars,fourweremulti-rib/workingskinwithstringers,onewasmulti-rib/workingskinwithnostringers,andonewassandwichstructure/workingskinwithnostringers.Eachdesignofferedvariouscombinationsofpre-curing,co-curing,bondingormechanicalfastening. Gettingtothefinaldesigninvolvedanotherroundoftradestudiesusingmanyofthesamecriteriaasinthefirststudy.Eachdesignwasgivenatradevalue,basedonhowwellitmetthecriteria.“Wehadthisbigtrade-offtable,andeachdesignoptionhadavalue,andthishelpedusseethestrongestoption,”Sawdaysays. Therewasonedesign,fromthestart,thatperformedconsistentlywellinthetradestudiesandseemedlikelytocomeoutontop,Sawdaynotes.Anditdid.Dubbedinternallyasmulti-spar/workingskin#2,itfeaturesahighlyintegratedandco-curedupperskinandthreespars.Thesearethenbondedtoalowerskinthathasaccesspanels.Locatedselectivelybetweenthesparsisaseriesof“backup”ribs,designedtosupporttheskin,whichbearsmostofthebendingloads. M&Ptradestudies Firstupwerethematerialstradestudies.ThesewereperformedatIAIbyYanivYurovitch,compositematerialsengineer.HesaysOPTICOMSbegantoevaluateOOAcarbonfiberprepregs,drycarbonfibers(tapesandfabrics)andresinsbasedonrecommendationsfromPiaggio,IAIandtechnologypartners.Theresultwasalistof35qualifiedandnewmaterials. ThisfirstgroupofmaterialswasthenscreenedbasedonthemostcrucialparametersfortheOPTICOMSproject:Cost,glasstransitiontemperature(Tg),viscosity(forinfusionorinjection)andsuitabilityforautomatedlayuptechnologies.Thisevaluationreducedthematerialslistfrom35to20prepregs,dryfibersandresins. Samplesofeachofthese20materialswereordered;Yurovitchthenmadecouponsandperformedmechanicaltestsaspartofthenextdown-select.“Itwasareallybigworkpackage,”Yurovitchsays.“Itallowedustomakemoredecisionsandselectthefinalthreematerials.”Thosefiber/resincombinationsare: TorayCompositesMaterialsAmerica’s(Tacoma,Wash.,U.S.)2510carbonfiber/epoxyprepreg. Hexcel’s(Stamford,Conn.,U.S.)HiTapecarbonfiberUDtapes,tobeusedwithHexcel’sHexFlowRTM6epoxyresin. Carbonfibernon-crimpfabric(NCF)suppliedby SAERTEX (Saerbeck,Germany),tobecombinedviainfusionwith SolvayCompositeMaterials’(Alpharetta,Ga.,U.S.)PRISMEP2400toughenedepoxy. Thislistobviouslyfavorsuseofdryfibers,whichinturnfavorsinfusionasthemanufacturingprocess.Nathansaysthisisdriveninpartbythechallengeofmanagingprepregshelflifeinalow-volumeenvironment.“Whenyou’retalkinglow-volumeproduction,youreallydon’twanttobecarryingalotofprepregandworryingaboutmanagingshelflife,”hesays.“Dryfiberdoesn’thavethatproblem.” ThesethreematerialswerealsopairedwithoneormoreofthemanufacturingprocessesselectedforOPTICOMS:Torayprepregmatchesupwithpick-and-placeandAFP,Hexcel’sHiTape/RTM6matchesupwithAFPaswellaspickandplace,andtheSAERTEX NCFmatchesupwithpick-and-placeorADMP. Thetradesaroundtheautomatedmanufacturingprocesses—whichisbestsuitedforwhichtypeofpart—arestillbeingperformedbyIAIandOPTICOMS.However,preliminaryresults,saysNathan,aredefinitelypointingtechnologiesincertaindirections.Forexample,Danobat’sADMPtechnology,originallydevelopedforthefastplacementofwidefabricsinwindturbineblademanufacturing,hasprovenequallyefficientinOPTICOMS.ThetechnologyhasmaturedduringOPTICOMSanditsrobustnessandreliabilityhavebeenimproved,butitisstillalessmatureaerospacelayuptechnologycomparedtoAFP. Conversely,AFPwiththeCoriolissystem,withitsextensiveaerospaceexperience,isamatureandaccuratetechnology,buthaslongerlayuptimescomparedtoADMPandrequiresrelativelyfrequentinspectiontocheckforanomalies.CoriolishasmadenotableprogressthroughouttheOPTICOMSprojectwithdevelopmentofinline,real-timeinspectionofthelayuptodealwiththischallenge,saysNathan.Finally,TME’spick-and-placetechnology,designedtoautomatethetransferofcutfabricsfromthecuttingtabletothemold,appearstobemosteffectiveforsmaller,discreteparts,liketheback-upribsinthemulti-spar/workingskindesign. Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnology InternationalForum2021willbeheldonDecember2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai. Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryourinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Nov 15,2021
  • US Researchers to Develop More Reliable 3D Printing for Making Jet Engines

    ResearchersattheUniversityofArizonaareusingmachinelearningmethodstomonitorandmitigatedefectsthatoccurinthe3Dprintingprocessesusedtoproducepartsforaircraftjetengines. Theresearchprogram,whichisbeingfundedbya US$750,000fromNASAfunding,aimstomitigateandpreventdefectsthatoccurinadditivelymanufacturedmetalpartsdesignedforuseinextremeenvironments. LockheedMartinSpaceandthe3DprintingcompaniescompaniesOpenAdditiveandCompuThermareworkingwithMohammedShafaeof systemsandindustrialengineeringndAndrewWessmanof materialsscienceandengineering fromtheUniversityofAirzona. “AndrewandMohammedareusingtheircombinedbackgroundsinmaterialsscienceandsystemsengineeringtolookatadditivemanufacturingfromamicroscopiclevelallthewayuptothelarge-scalesystemslevel,”saidDavidW.Hahn,CraigM.BergedeanoftheCollegeofEngineeringatUniversityofArizona.“Advancedmanufacturingisoneofthecollege’sresearchfocusareas,andthisisagreatexampleofaninterdisciplinaryefforttoadvancethefieldandkeeptheUAattheforefront.” Unlikesubtractivemanufacturing,whichinvolvescarvinganobjectoutofalargerpieceofmaterial,additivemanufacturingusesonlytheamountofmaterialnecessarytocreateapart. Precisionandqualityarekeyinadditivemanufacturing,especiallywhenitisbeingusedtocreateheat-resistantmetalpartsforapplicationssuchasjetengines,rocketsorotherhightemperatureenvironments. Differentdefectspresentdifferentproblems Therearetwobroadcategoriesofdefectsthatcanoccurinadditivelymanufacturedproducts. Processdefectsarephysicallyvisibleaberrationsthatoccurwhensomethinggoeswrongintheprintingprocess.Forexample,twolayersmaynotsticktogetherproperly,ortherecouldbeaholeorcrackinthematerial. Materialdefectsarevariationsinchemistryorthearrangementofatomsthatarenotvisibleexceptwithhighresolutionmicroscopes.Thecomplexityofmanyadditivelymanufacturedpartscanmakeitdifficulttofindthesedefectsusingcommoninspectionmethods.Materialdefectsmayhappenifonelayerisstillcooling,andanotherhotlayerisplacedontopofit.Thetemperatureofthefirstlayercouldrise,andthechangeinthecoolingprocessmightalterthepart’sproperties.Forexample,themetalcouldbecomebrittle,orlessabletoendurestrain. Shafaesaid,“Youcanthinkhowdangerousthatwouldbeifthepartwereusedinajetengineorarocket.Thetypesofdefectswe’refocusedonaredefectsthatwillmakethematerialbehavedifferentlythanintended.” Machinelearning Theresearchersareusingasophisticatedsensorsystem,combinedwiththermalimagingcamerasandhigh-speedlocalizedcamerastomonitorthe3Dprintingprocessandidentifywhenandwheredefectsoccur. Theyplantoapplymachinelearningmethodstothedataanddevelopamodelthatcanpredictdefectswhentheyoccur.Thiswillallowscientiststotakecorrectiveactiontopreventthedefectsorterminateaprocessbeforewastingmoretimeandmaterials.Researchinthisareatypicallyusesasingletypeofsensortodetectspecificcategoriesofdefects,butthisworktakestheconceptastepfurther. “We’rereallygoingtotrytolearnhowtheseseparatecategoriesofdefectscanbelinkedtoeachother,becausesometimestheprocessdefectscanbetheleadingcauseofthematerialdefects,”Shafaesaid. “ThisistrulyanexampleofwhatpeopleneedtobedoingtogettoIndustry4.0,whichisbasicallytheuseofdatatoimproveprocesses,andensuretheyareperformingasyouwantthemto,”Wessmansaid.“Byimprovingmanufacturingprocessquality,youcanknowwhatyouhaveisagoodproductfromthetimeyoutakeitoutofthemachine.” Additivemanufacturing,asthecurrentmanufacturingtechnologytrend,hastheadvantagesofenvironmentalprotection,fastandlowcost.Underthisbackground,the11th AnnualChinaAviationIndustryShanghaiSummit2021willberescheduledtoDecember2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Nov 15,2021
  • Textron Aviation Receives Order For Up To 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX Aircraft

    TextronInc. (NYSE: TXT)announcedthat SurfAirMobility had signedapurchaseagreement withTextronAviationforupto150CessnaGrandCaravanEXsingle-engineturbopropaircraft,withaninitialfleetorderof100aircraftandanoptionfor50more. TheorderfromSurfAirMobility,acompanyacceleratingtheadoptionofelectricregionalairtravel,ispartofanexclusiverelationshipbetweenthetwocompaniessupportingSurfAirMobility’sdevelopmentofelectrifiedCessnaGrandCaravanaircraft. TextronAviation’sinitialdeliveriesoftheCessnaGrandCaravanEXaircrafttoSurfAirMobilityareexpectedtobegininQ22022. “ThisrelationshipwithSurfAirMobilityleveragestheuniqueperformancecapabilitiesoftheCessnaGrandCaravaninbothpassengerandcargooperationsandcontinuestodemonstratetheaircraft’sadaptabilityforinnovativemissionsandconfigurations,”commentedRonDraper,President&CEO,TextronAviation. Priceaction: TXTsharesaretradinghigherby5.33%at$66.94onthelastcheckTuesday. Nowthecivilaviationmarkethasgraduallystabilized,aircraftdemandisalsograduallyrising.Underthisbackground,the11th AnnualChinaAviationIndustryShanghaiSummit2021willberescheduledtoDecember2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai.Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Oct 29,2021
  • Solvay Introduces a Flagship Epoxy Prepreg for the Aerospace Market

    Solvay'sCYCOMEP2190isanepoxy-basedsystemofferingoutstandingtoughnessinthickandthinstructurescombinedwithexcellentin-planeperformanceinhot/wetandcold/dryenvironments.Asthecompany’snewflagshipproductforaerospaceprimarystructures,thematerialrivalsincumbentsolutionsforwingandfuselageapplicationsacrossmostaviationmarketsegments,includingurbanairmobility(UAM),privateandcommercialaerospacesegments(subandsupersonic)todefenseandrotorcraft. “Thegrowingcustomerbasewithintheaerospaceindustryhasademandforcompositematerialsthatofferbalancedin-plane,damagetolerance,andmanufacturingperformance,”saysStephenHeinz,headofCompositeR&I,andadds:“WeareproudtointroduceCYCOMEP2190,aversatilenewprepregdevelopedtoprovidesignificantbenefitsovertraditionalprimarystructuresystemsandasolutionthatmeetsdemandforbothperformanceandmanufacturability.” Oneofthestrengthsofthenewprepregsystemisitssuperiortoughnesscombinedwithexcellenthot-wetcompressionpropertiesofferinganidealbalanceofperformance.Inaddition,CYCOMEP2190offersrobustmanufacturingperformanceallowingforfabricationofpartswithcomplexshapesusingmanualorautomatedfabricationmethods.Thisprepregsystemwillenablecustomerstousethesamematerialformultipletargetedapplications. CYCOMEP2190performancehasbeendemonstratedduringcustomertrialsatseveralU.S.andEuropeanUAM,commercialjetandrotorcraftmanufacturers.Productconfigurationsincludeuni-directionalcarbonfibergradesandwovenfabrics. Atatimewhenfastadoptionandreducedcertificationcostsareessentialforinnovativeapplications,SolvayisabletoprovidecustomerswithapreliminarydatabaseofCYCOMEP2190followedbyafullNCAMP(NationalCenterforAdvancedMaterialsPerformance)publicdatabaseofthematerialavailablein2022. Asthemainmaterialusedinthedevelopmentoflargewide-bodyaircrafts,theperformanceandstructureofcompositematerialsareconstantlyupdatedandoptimized.Theincreasingamountofcompositematerialusedindomesticwide-bodyaircraftmakesthedemandofcompositematerialadvancebyleapsandbounds.Underthisbackground,the7th AnnualAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnology InternationalForum2021willbeheldonDecember2nd-3rd,2021,inShanghai. Youarewelcometoparticipate. ClickheretoregisteryourinterestorcontactwithLUCYdirectly.

    Oct 29,2021
  • Frontier Airlines Adopts Airbus Skywise Health Monitoring on A320 Fleet

    FrontierAirlinesisadoptingSkywiseHealthMonitoring(SHM)technologyfromAirbusacrossitsfleetofA320neoaircraft,accordingtoanOct.14pressrelease. SHMwillgiveFrontiertheabilitytogatherlivefleethealthdiagnosticsusingtheA320neo’sAircraftCommunicationsAddressingandReportingSystem(ACARS)linkandFlightOperationsandMaintenanceExchanger(“FOMAX”)datarouterandstreamittodirectlyintotheirairlineinformationsharingsystem.AccordingtoAirbus,Frontierhassignedafive-yearcontractforSHMtobeoperatedacrossatotalof111A320neoaircraft. AirbusnotesthattheFOMAXdatarouteriscapableofcapturingover20,000real-timeaircraftparameterstoenable“end-to-endunscheduledeventmanagement/fixes,forexamplebyanticipatingtoolsandparts’availabilityclosesttotheaircraft.” “FrontierwillusethesolutionforitsA320Familyfleet.Airbus’SHMwillsupporttheairline’smaintenanceandengineeringteamsbyenablingreal-timemanagementofaircrafteventsandtroubleshooting,”Airbussaidintherelease. Duringa June30mediacall,leadershipfromAirbus,DeltaTechOpsandGEDigitalexplainedhowthethreeentitieswereforminganewdigitalalliancetoexpandthedatacollection,storingandanalysistoolsprovidedbySkywise.AccordingtoLionelRouby,seniorvicepresident,customerservicesinnovationdigitalsolutionsatAirbus,thecloudcomputinginfrastructurefortheserversutilizedbySkywiseare containatotalof15petabytes,or15milliontotalgigabytesofflightoperationaldatapointsaboutindividualin-serviceAirbusaircraftparts,systems,andengines. "Thefirstinitialprojectwe'reworkingonwithDeltaandGEisaboutpredictivemaintenance,monitoringthehealthoftheaircraft,monitoringthemessagesgeneratedbytheaircraft,andcollectingallthedatageneratedtopredictfailure.Theengineofthissolutionisthecollectionofanalytics,ofknowledgethatwillpredictandanticipatethefailuremodeoftheequipment,”Roubysaidduringthecall,explaininghowthecompanyistryingtocontinuallyimprovethecapabilitiesofSkywiseforairlineslikeFrontierandothersusingtheplatform. AdoptionofSkywisebyFrontiercomesamidacompletephasingoutoftheirlegacyA319s,thefinalaircraft—tailN949FR—ofthatfleetretiredlastmonth,completingitsfinalflightaftermorethan15yearsinservice.TheairlineoperatesthelargestA320neofleetinNorthAmerica,withanaverageageof4.1yearsandapproximately140ofthesameaircraftmodelremainingonorder,accordingtotheirwebsite. 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. RegisterorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Oct 29,2021
  • The First Arriel 2E Engine Assembled in Texas Has Been Delivered to Airbus.

    SafranHelicopterEngineshasassembled,testedanddeliveredthefirstArriel2EenginesproducedinTexastoAirbus. Untilnow,theArriel2EwasproducedinFrance.However,SafranEngineshasnowopenedasecondassemblylineattheirfacilityinGrandPrairieTexasfortheengine. TheArrielfamilyofenginesareinstalledonarangeofaircraft,forexample, the2D isinstalledonthe AirbusH125 andthe1E2isinstalledonthe UH-72ALakota. Therearecurrentlyover3,000enginesinservicewithUSbranches,theUSarmyisamajoroperatorwithover900enginesinitsLakotafleet,whiletheUSCoastGuardfleetofAirbusMH-65DolphinsarealsopoweredbytheArriel. TheArriel2Eisoneofthelatestvariants,havingbeencertifiedinDecember2012andinservicesinceAugust2014. Itoffers20%morepowerthanthecurrentArriel1E2intheEC145. Arrielenginesarethebestsellinghelicopterenginesinitsclass,withover12,000enginesproducedand50millionflighthours. Accordingto ShephardDefenceInsight, theArriel2Eiscapableofacruisingpowerof828shpandmaximumpower,viatheOEIrating,of1,072shp. 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,the9thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldintheChangshaCityonNovember25thto26th,focusesonthe"14thFive-YearPplan"andmediumandlong-termdevelopmentplan,withthethemeofdigitalandintelligentdevelopmentofaviationpropulsiontechnology,andfocusesonthe"safedevelopmentandgreendevelopment","simulationtechnology","advancedtestandtesttechnology","structuralstrengthtechnology"ofsmallandmedium-sizedcivilaviationturboshafts,turbopropsandpistonengines"Partsdesignandmanufacturingtechnology","newmaterials,newprocesses"and"maintenancesupport"andotherrelatedtopics,wesincerelyinviteyourparticipationtocontributetothedevelopmentoftechnologyinChina. RegisterorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Oct 29,2021
  • Delta to Roll Out Facial Recognition in Atlanta Domestic Terminal

    ThewaysomefrequentflierspassthroughAtlantaisabouttochange,asDeltaAirLinesrollsouta facialrecognitionpilotprograminthedomesticterminal atHartsfield-JacksonInternationalasearlyas nextweek. It’sanotherexpansionofbiometrics,afterAtlanta-basedDelta rolledoutfacialrecognitionforinternationaltravelers attheairportin2018. Thegoalistomakethetravelexperiencemoreconvenientand“hands-freeandtouch-free,”saidGregForbes,Delta’smanagingdirectorofairportexperience.Theshifttobiometricsstartedyearsago.“WhatCOVIDdidwasaccelerateit,”headded. However,somehave raisedprivacyissuesandotherconcerns astheuseoffacialrecognitiontechnology grows. DeltaplanstolaunchthepilotprogramasearlyasNov.3,pendingTransportationSecurityAdministrationapprovals,andcontinueituntilJune2022. TheairlineplanstoaddfacialrecognitionasanoptionfordomestictravelersoutofAtlantawhomeetcertaincriteria:theyhaveapassport,aremembersoftheTSA’sPreChecktrustedtravelerprogram,areDeltaSkyMilesmemberswiththeirpassportinformationandKnownTravelerNumberintheirprofile,andcheckinviaDelta’sapp. Combined,DeltasaysaboutaquarterofitsAtlantacustomerswouldmeetthoseconditions,andthey’relikelytobefrequentfliers.Iftheyarecheckinginforadomesticflight,theywillbeaskedontheDeltaappiftheywanttooptintothefacialrecognitionpilotprogramthat’sapartnershipwiththeTSA. WhensuchpassengersarriveattheAtlantaairport,theycangotoanew“PreCheckExpressbagdrop”roomwithfacialrecognitioncamerastationstoprintoutbagtagsanddropluggageonaconveyorbeltonthelowerlevelofTerminalSouth. AttheTerminalSouthPreChecksecuritycheckpointnearDelta’scheck-inarea,TSAhasonefacialrecognitioncamerawherepilotprogramparticipantscanhavetheiridentifyverifiedwithouthavingtopullouttheirIDorboardingpass. DeltasaysmanywhowouldqualifyforitspilotprogramarealsoClearmembers,whouseanirisscanorfingerprintstoverifytheiridentityratherthanpullingoutadriver’slicense. Deltaalso hasthecamerasatitsgatesonConcourseT,wherethosewhoarepartofthepilotprogramcannotifythegateagentduringboardingtousefacialrecognitioninsteadofscanningaboardingpass. TheAssociationforComputingMachinery’sTechnologyPolicyCouncillastyearraisedconcernsaboutfacialrecognition,saying“itsusehasoftencompromisedfundamentalhumanandlegalrightsofindividualstoprivacy,employment,justiceandpersonalliberty.” However,thecouncil’schair,JamesHendler,saidinawrittenstatementthatDelta’suseoffacialrecognition“makesitclearwhereandhowitisbeingused,”offerstheabilitytooptoutandhashumanbackupwhenthesystemisinaccurate,enhancingtheethicaluseofthetechnology. Delta’sexpansionoffacialrecognitionhasbeenagradualprocess,with differentpilotsandtests overtheyearsandavisiontousebiometricsfora“curb-to-gate”experience. AtHartsfield-Jackson,facialrecognitioniscurrentlyusedatinternationalgates,wherepassengersmustoptoutiftheydon’twanttheirfacesscanned. AttheDetroitairport,Deltaearlierthisyearlaunchedfacialrecognitionfordomestictravelersatthesecuritycheckpoint,andplanstoaddfacialrecognitiontoticketcounterstherealso. Underthisbackground,theInternationalSmartAirportDevelopmentForumwillbeheldonFebruary23rd-24th,2022inShanghai,China.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrictandCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,5GandArtificialIntelligence,BigDataMiningandInternetofThings,InnovationInfrastructure,BusinessAutomationandPersonalizedService,EnergyConservationandEfficient,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Oct 29,2021
  • Russian Helicopters to Present Ansat and MI-171A2 at SITDEF 2021

    RussianHelicoptersHoldingCompanywillparticipateintheEighthInternationalExhibitionofTechnologyfortheDefenseandPreventionofDisastersSITDEF2021inLima(RepublicofPeru)onOctober28-31attheheadquartersofthePeruvianGroundForces.Thisyear,theHoldingCompanywillintroducepotentialcustomerstocivilianhelicoptertechnology:LightTwinHelicopterAnsatandHeavyUtilityHelicopterMi-171A2. Morethan350SovietandRussian-madehelicopters,bothcivilandmilitary,areinoperationinLatinAmericatoday.Duringtheexhibition,RussianHelicopterswillfocusonmeetingswithciviloperatorsanddealersofLatinAmericanaviationindustry.ThedelegationwillholdnegotiationswithPeruvianpartnersandrepresentativesofothercountriesonthetopicsofhelicopterfleetrenewal,servicemaintenanceandphysicalinfrastructureupgrade. "PeruisoneofourmainpartnersintheSouthAmericanmarket.MorethanahundredRussian-madehelicoptersareinoperationinthecountry.Inparticular,civilairlinesandarmedforcesofthecountryhaveseveralMi-171helicoptersintheirfleet.Operatorsappreciateourmachines,notingtheirflightandtechnicalcharacteristics,highreliability,easeofmaintenance,andabilitytousetheminchallengingconditions,"said AndreyBoginsky,DirectorGeneralofRussianHelicopters. Consideringthegrowingdemandforfire-fightingaviationmachines,duringSITDEF2021RussianHelicopters’specialistswillsharewithpotentialcustomerstheexperienceofusingRussianhelicopterstofightfires,particularlyindifficultterrain.Thisyear,RussianHelicoptersmachinesextinguishedafireattheLagoPeñuelasnationalreserveinChile,andtriumphedovertheelementsinMexico,participatinginoperationsinSierradeArteagaandMichoacán,andinCusco,Peru. Furthermore,theLatinAmericanregiondemonstratessignificantpotentialforthedevelopmentofairambulanceservices.ToexpandthefleetofmedicalhelicopterstheHoldingCompanyisreadytoofferitscustomerstheAnsat,whichisactivelyusedinRussiawithinthenationalprogramofairambulancedevelopmentforurgenttransportationofpatients,includingCOVID-19-infectedones.ItisworthnotingthatRussianhelicoptersarealreadyactivelyusedbymedicalservicesintheregion,forexample,multi-purposeMi-17swereinvolvedinoperationstodelivervaccinesagainstCOVID-19inMexicoandPeru. TheAnsatlightmultipurposehelicopter,whichhasthelargestcabininitsclass,issuitableforavarietyofapplications:searchandrescue,patrol,medevac,training,cargo-passenger,VIPandfirefighting.TheAnsathassuccessfullypassedmountaintrialswhichproveditscapabilitiestooperateinmountainousterrainataltitudesofupto3,500meters.InsomecountriesofLatinAmerica,suchasBrazilandMexico,themachinehasalreadypassedpreliminarycertification. TheMi-8/17family,towhichthenewestMi-171A2belongs,hasbeenwellknowninPeruforalongtime.High-powerenginesandanupgradedcomplexofpilotnavigationandradiocommunicationequipmenthaveexpandedthescopeofthehelicopter'sapplicationandgivetheMi-171A2completelynewcapabilitiestooperateinhighaltitudeareasinhotclimates.Thehelicopterisdesignedtosolveawiderangeoftasks,frompatrollingandcoastguardtosearchandrescueoperations,andisabletoperformlongnon-stopflights.TheMi-171A2hasalreadybeencertifiedinColombia,andthevalidationprocessisunderwayinBrazil. Underthisbackground,The37thChinaHelicopterAcademicExchangeConference&The5thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForumwillbeheldinDecember8th-9th,2021inNanjing,China.TheforumwasadvisedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,hostedbyChineseHelicopterSocietyandNanjingUniversityofAeronauticsandAstronautics,co-hostedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,supportedbyShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociation,organizedbyNanjingResearchInstituteonSimulationTechniqueandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonPolicyInterpretation,IndustryDataSharing,HelicopterDesignandR&D,NewTechnolgyApplication,GeneralAviationOperation,UAVDevelopment,HelicopterMROandTalentsCultivating. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLUCYformoredetails.

    Oct 29,2021
  • 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’ste