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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Aircraft manufacturers showing no signs of Brexit slowdown

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With all the doom and gloom surrounding certain sectors after the Referendum vote, it is encouraging to see aerospace continuing to perform so well. Regardless of whether we are in the EU or not, one thing for certain is that more and more people will continue to want to fly and demand to meet these needs will keep soaring. How do we know this? Well, we’re far too busy manufacturing and selling aircraft fasteners to spend too much time with our noses buried in the FT, but we did notice some tell-tale signs in the world of steel this week. The price of steel has risen 61% since last December to $616 a ton, and it seems that the strength

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Graduate’s potential game changer in aerospace design

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A young graduate from Texas has developed a new turning system for airplanes that has the potential to transform how aircraft are controlled, opening up a new frontier in performance and fuel saving technology. By using weights that move back and forth within the wings to change direction, Samath Reddy Vengate of the University of Texas at Arlington, has potentially removed the need for ailerons and elevators. Ailerons and elevators are the moveable surfaces near the trailing edges of wings and tails. These control the roll and pitch of the aircraft, allowing it to bank and change direction. However they are also one of the chief causes of drag, slowing down aircraft and causing them to burn extra fuel. Removing

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