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Wave Engine Corp.'s Scitor-D (demonstrator) aircraft in mid-flight.
July 10, 2024
Wave engines are a class of aircraft engines that operate using pressure waves instead of rotating machinery. Intermittent combustion inside a hollow tube produces pressure waves that push hot gases and produce thrust. Full Story
BAE Systems has delivered more than 1,700 radar warning receivers for F-16 Fighting Falcons and C-130Js over three decades, providing situational awareness and self-defense capabilities that have proven themselves in combat.
July 10, 2024
The AN/ALR-56M provides broad-spectrum, long-range threat detection and adaptive filtering to isolate threat signals in dense signal environments. Full Story
Future high-performance turbines are being investigated at the Next-Generation Turbine Test Facility (NG-Turb) at the DLR Institute of Propulsion Technology in Göttingen.
July 10, 2024
Applying winglets to the blade tips significantly changes the geometry of the blade and hence the flow around it, giving rise to improvements in both turbine and overall engine efficiency. Full Story
Blackshape says the development roadmap in the US is a priority.
July 10, 2024
The first batch of Gabriél BK160-200 low wing single piston trainer aircraft are now set to be delivered to customers by the end of this year. Full Story
While the reasons behind this decision are multifaceted, Deutsche Aircraft says the revised EIS timeline will also enable it to implement additional capabilities and improvements to the brand-new regional turboprop.
July 10, 2024
Several new features and capabilities are being evaluated, including a further improvement of STOL performance, specifically in non-benign operational environments, combined with advanced avionics capabilities. Full Story
Daher has equipped Airbus Helicopters’ new logistics hub in Albacete, Spain with a highly automated and robotized storage system - the first of its kind in the aviation industry.
July 10, 2024
Every aspect of the design focuses on optimising quality control, reducing human error, maximizing safety and improving operator working conditions. Full Story
July 3, 2024
Testing of the propulsion unit, comprising two engines within a propulsion mounting system, was carried out at Lilium’s dedicated propulsion unit test bed, located at Lilium’s headquarters near Munich. Full Story
July 3, 2024
The company can now bring all its programs under one roof, benefiting from the vibrant aerospace community at Long Beach, and from the potential to conduct flight testing on-site. Full Story
July 3, 2024
The inspiration for the Sharklets can be found in nature: In large birds such as the condor, the outer feathers bend upwards during flight, which allows them to fly more efficiently. Full Story