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Faster Than A Speeding Aircraft: Advances in Flight Test Telemetry

Faster Than A Speeding Aircraft: Advances in Flight Test Telemetry

Panasonic and 8Tree Expand Partnership

Joy Finnegan

Panasonic Avionics and 8tree announced an expansion of their relationship and availability of the dentCHECK dent-mapping and reporting service. The expanded service will now include support for Large Area Dent Mapping at customer locations.  This builds on the existing Ad Hoc dent-mapping services offered at Panasonic Technical Service (PTS) regional line stations at Los Angeles International Airport…

AMADA WELD TECH Announces MM-410A Handheld Resistance Weld Checker

Joy Finnegan

AMADA WELD TECH released the new MM-410A handheld resistance weld checker, for both monitoring and troubleshooting issues in production. The compact unit supports a wide range of resistance welding technologies, including AC, DC inverter, AC inverter, transistor, and capacitive discharge. Featuring a simple and intuitive user interface and color touch panel display, the MM-410A provides…

MTI Instruments’ WiFi-Enabled 1520 Portable Signal Simulator/Calibrator Brings Enhanced Functionality, Laboratory-Grade Accuracy Directly to Flightline and Test-Cell

Joy Finnegan

MTI Instruments has introduced the 1520 Signal Simulator and Calibrator offering WiFi connectivity, ergonomic and visualization features, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Designed to support MTI Instruments’ proven jet engine vibration measurement and balancing systems, the portable signal simulator brings laboratory-grade accuracy directly onto the flightline and to the test-cell. The unit…

MTI Instruments Introduces Portable Engine Balancing System for Business and Regional Jets

Joy Finnegan

Albany, NY—April 26, 2022—MTI Instruments, a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced test and measurement equipment, introduces the PBS eXpress aircraft engine vibration analysis and balancing system. The PBS eXpress is designed to optimize small-frame turbofan and turboprop engines, commonly utilized in regional jet, business jet and general aviation. The PBS eXpress runs advanced algorithms to record…

Virgin Galactic Appoints Latimer Director of Flight Test

Virgin Galactic Appoints Latimer Director of Flight Test

Joy Finnegan

Virgin Galactic announced that veteran pilot and retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kelly Latimer has been promoted to director of flight test. Latimer joined Virgin Galactic in 2015. She currently serves as a pilot for the mothership, VMS Eve, and was pilot in command for the Unity 21 mission and second in command for…

Cementex Announces Belt Pouch Combinations

Joy Finnegan

Safety tool specialists Cementex announced the availability of Cementex Belt Pouch Tool Combinations, featuring all tools designed for safe use in Arc Flash environments. With 13 different combinations to choose from, there is an ideal Cementex Belt Pouch Combo for any technician. All tools in the Cementex Belt Pouch Combos feature innovative Cementex double insulation…

Kaman Measuring Announces ThreadChecker with Inspection Capabilities

Joy Finnegan

The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products has announced the availability of its improved ThreadChecker. This line of non-contact application-specific sensors provides rugged, reliable verification of thread presence or absence in nearly any electrically conductive material. The ThreadChecker is a teachable eddy current inspection tool, widely used for thread detection, material sorting, plating presence, and…

OLYMPUS Becomes EVIDENT in Split from Global Medtech Company

Joy Finnegan

Olympus Corp. announced the completion of the separation of its Scientific Solutions business to a wholly-owned subsidiary, Evident Corp. Following the divestiture of its Imaging business, this move further signifies the company’s long-term strategy to cement its position as a major player in the medtech industry. The proposed split was first announced in June 2021….

Rolls-Royce North America Invests $400 million in Indiana Test Facilities

Joy Finnegan

Rolls-Royce North America will invest $400 million in a major modernization of engine test facilities in Indiana, bringing total company investment in the United States to nearly $1.5 billion in the past decade. New facilities in Indianapolis will upgrade full engine test capabilities, following a major modernization of advanced manufacturing at the campus. The Indianapolis…

Rolls-Royce Signs Sustainable Aviation Fuel Agreement with Air bp for Engine Tests

Joy Finnegan

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement with Air bp to try to reduce lifecycle carbon emissions for gas turbine tests carried out at three sites and support one of the organization’s sustainability commitments. It ensures that all of the aviation fuel supplied for engine testing at Rolls-Royce facilities in Derby and Bristol, UK and Dahlewitz, Germany…

Cementex Highlights Contractor Series of Arc Flash PPE Task Wear

Joy Finnegan

Safety tool specialists Cementex is highlighting its Contractor Series of Arc Flash Protective Clothing PPE, a simple option that the company says does not sacrifice safety. While still using premium USA labor and materials, Cementex offers Arc Flash Task Wear with reliable, classic protection for the safety of personnel in environments in and around energized…

Bell Completes Successful Demonstration for NASA SIO Extension in Collaboration with Hillwood and Northwest ISD 

Joy Finnegan

Bell Textron announced the Autonomous Pod Transport’s (APT) successful demonstration of a ground-based Detect and Avoid (DAA) flight, fulfilling an extension for its NASA Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) project. The APT DAA demonstration showcased the aircraft’s ground radar system integration and its capabilities when navigating airspace traffic and requirements, a critical component needed for…

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