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Airframer journal -
May 2006 issue

Corrosion-resistant steel heralds new landing gear era
By Rod Smith

Field tests are scheduled this summer in the US on a high-strength corrosion-resistant steel that could make landing gear stronger, safer and lower-maintenance.

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Helium flush mechanism sheds lights on aircraft alloys

Researchers weave new future for aircraft design

Something new for some things old

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Partial Eclipse of alloys

ALCAS project moves to reduce aircraft assembly costs

Virtual production centre forges ahead in Europe

Islander upgrade takes development of composites on board

Helicopter pioneer dies aged 81

Wind of change blows European aerospace research integration forward

Satair steps up production

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