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Travelling from London to New York in under 30 minutes might sound like science fiction but thanks to hypersonic air travel, it’s closer than you think…
SC21 is hugely important to the aerospace industry as it provides the industry with a single strategic programme to improve performance. Lean more…
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
As huge aviation fans, we just couldn’t keep our eyes off of the first fully appointed VVIP Boeing 787 as it flew into EBACE 2016 over the weekend. image courtesy of Kestrel Aviation Management As the ultimate in luxury airliners these incredible machines comes with some of the most eye-drooling interiors you’ll ever see, and none more so than the much anticipated VVIP. It’s the first fully outfitted BBJ 787-8, following a close collaboration led by Kestrel Aviation and involving Greenpoint Technologies and Pierrejean Design Studio of Paris. And it basically comes with more luxury fixtures and fittings than your average superyacht. From the main lounge with its divans, tables and 55 inch flat-screen monitors to the en-suite master bedroom,
With humankind hopeful of reaching Mars in the 2030s a new era in deep space specification is opening up. Both NASA and ESA are estimating that the first manned space flights to Mars will take place sometime during this decade, opening up a whole new frontier in the world of fastener manufacturing. Welcome to the new era of deep space specification. We ask: is this the most exciting industry ever?
We are very pleased to announce that we have been given a SC21 Industry Bronze Award for our recent achievements in the SC21 programme. The SC21 change programme is the nationally recognised standard by which all leading manufacturers and suppliers of aerospace and industrial fasteners are measured and recognised. Thanks to a great team effort, we will be presented with the award at the SC21 Task Force Event on the 18th and 19th November in Bristol with the support of Airbus, GKN and WEAF. We would like to say a big thank you to all our staff, suppliers and customers who have helped us to reach this important industry milestone. Why does the SC21 Bronze Award matter? Our customers need