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ENGINE FAILURES MAY SIGNAL BROADER PROBLEMS

ENGINE FAILURES MAY SIGNAL BROADER PROBLEMS

Rolls-Royce Begins Testing of Most Powerful Hybrid-Electric Aerospace Propulsion System

Joy Finnegan

Rolls-Royce has started testing the first elements of the most powerful hybrid-electric aero power and propulsion system in aerospace at a newly-renovated testbed. The tests are part of the 2.5 megawatt (MW) Power Generation System 1 (PGS1) demonstrator program, for future regional aircraft. Rolls-Royce has begun testing the AE2100 engine element and specialist controls and…

Rolls-Royce Opens World’s Largest Indoor Aerospace Testbed

Joy Finnegan

Rolls-Royce has officially opened Testbed 80, the world’s largest and smartest indoor aerospace testbed, in a ceremony with the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for the Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, in Derby, UK. The completion of the project is a major milestone after almost three years of construction and a…

AMADA WELD TECH Announces New Jupiter Series Modular Systems for Precision Joining

Joy Finnegan

AMADA WELD TECH announced the availability of the Jupiter series of modular systems for precision joining, available for laser welding, laser marking, resistance welding, micro arc welding, and hot bar bonding applications. Jupiter modular systems can be equipped with all joining process modules available from AMADA WELD TECH to provide solutions to customers. With the…

Kaman Measuring Announces New KD-5100+ High Reliability Sensor System

Joy Finnegan

The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products announced the KD-5100+, an upgraded higher reliability version of Kaman’s legacy KD-5100 measuring system. The KD-5100+ retains the proven performance of the KD-5100 system while incorporating upgrades to the circuit layout, ground connections, and sensor connectors. The upgraded system also features higher reliability diodes and capacitors. The KD-5100+…

Jamco America Highlights Machine Shop Capabilities for Aerospace Industry

Joy Finnegan

Jamco America highlights its extensive machining capabilities that enable the company to meet rapid turnaround times and extensive customization needs. In addition to internal product development and fabrication projects for its aerospace customers, the Jamco America machine shop is available for contract projects from the aerospace industry. In nearly 30 years of operation, the Jamco…

​ZeroAvia’s Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft Experiences “Off-Airport Landing”

Joy Finnegan

On April 29th, 2021, ZeroAvia’s R&D aircraft made an off-airport landing just outside Cranfield airport perimeter during a routine pattern test flight (logged as ZeroAvia Test 86, and the 6th flight in this flight testing segment). The aircraft landed normally on its wheels in a flat grass field and almost came to a stop, but…

Vibrant Receives FAA Repair Station Certification

Vibrant Receives FAA Repair Station Certification

Joy Finnegan

Vibrant has received FAA Part 145 repair station certification for its Albuquerque, New Mexico facility. The certification makes it easier for Vibrant to support OEMs, airlines, and independent MROs with its revolutionary process compensated resonance testing (PCRT) services. PCRT provides unparalleled nondestructive testing for worldwide aerospace, automotive, and power generation industries. “For more than 30…

Parasoft Hosts Live Virtual Event on May 6: Embedded Software Testing and Compliance Summit

Joy Finnegan

Automated software testing company Parasoft, announced the Embedded Software Testing & Compliance Summit. During this free virtual event hosted by Parasoft, industry leaders will share their embedded software quality stories of overcoming safety-critical compliance and security challenges with automated software testing solutions. The event will be held on May 6, 2021 at 8 a.m. PT….

Fairview Microwave Releases New SMT Noise Sources Covering 0.2 MHz to 3 GHz Frequency Ranges

Joy Finnegan

Fairview Microwave has just debuted a new series of miniature SMT packaged noise sources that are ideal for built-in test equipment, dithering for increased dynamic range of A/D converters and as a source for bit error rate testing. Applications include microwave radio, communication systems, military and commercial radar, base station infrastructure, test and measurement, and…

8tree’s Research Center in Germany Achieves ISO9001 Certification

Joy Finnegan

“Every crisis presents an opportunity. Although the aviation sector – one of 8tree’s core markets – was adversely impacted by the COVID-19, our intention was to emerge stronger coming out of the crisis. The ISO9001 certification sends a clear message to our customers and stakeholders saying ‘8tree is still here – stronger than ever,’” says…

Ampex Data Systems to Support Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base

Joy Finnegan

Ampex Data Systems (Ampex), a Delta Information Systems Company, has been awarded a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of the Air Force Test Center. The contract will provide telemetric electrical system-supplies and ancillary services to Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), Eglin AFB, and other Department of Defense (DoD) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration…

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