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The global pandemic and subsequent travel restrictions have hit aerospace hard, with many of us expecting the aviation industry to never quite look the same again. But out of this crisis, are we about to witness the birth of a new and – dare we say, ‘positive’? – development that changes the way aircraft are designed and built? The truth is that commercial aviation was in flux before the COVID-19 pandemic. An insatiable demand for cheap flights had created a difficult model, one that many airlines struggled with. Airlines were operating on such fine margins that many we literally flying on fumes. Whilst one or two managed to make the system work to their advantage, the rest just couldn’t keep
As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of mission critical aerospace fasteners to the space industry we are extremely excited about plans to build three new spaceports right here in the UK. Activity has been growing at pace since the passing of the Space Industry Act 2018, and the ambition is to now claim at least 10% of the global space market by 2030.
When sourcing for the Aerospace and Defence industry, trusted quality assurance is essential. This is especially true when supplying spacecraft fasteners. Here are the credentials you must see when sourcing new aerospace fastener suppliers
When it comes to space fastener manufacturing even the smallest of fault in a single part can and has had extremely expensive and even fatal repercussions. With such high stakes it is vital that parts are manufactured according to strict specifications and in accordance with guidelines established by governing bodies to reduce the potential for failed launches.
In the world of astronautics and space engineering there are many challenges. These also apply when manufacturing fasteners for the space industry. Satellite and spacecraft fasteners must perform in incredibly stressful environments, yet they also need to be lightweight and highly corrosion-resistant. And because of the unique nature of developing and building spacecraft, many of these parts need to be specially made to outlined specifications.
Managing the medical fastener supply chain in a time of crisis requires a deep understanding of the pitfalls caused by the sector’s unique strengths and weaknesses. To meet this challenge organisations like ours have prepared to assist in smoothing the operational efficiencies of a constrained supply chain by offering resources to scale manufacturing to fluctuating demand.
Aerospace supply chain disruptions come in many guises. With a supply chain spanning continents, there’s a huge number of things that could go wrong.
In this article, we take a look at 3 very different ways that simulation is having a major impact on the aerospace industry and is likely to have an even greater impact as time and technology progress.
Our focus, as it has been since the Wright brothers first proved flight was possible, is to build the best aircraft. What this means in today’s world though is a little different to what was imagined over a hundred years ago. In this article, we’re taking a look at 5 key trends that have evolved over the last few years that are likely to play pivotal roles in how our industry develops in 2020 and beyond.
On the 5th of December, the Silver Spitfire was escorted by two red arrows, back home to England in triumph. It had completed its astounding challenge. The 1943 Mk.9 Spitfire was piloted over 22,000 nautical miles on the Longest Flight expedition, circumnavigating the globe over a three-month period.
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