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2014-02-27 23:01:30

According to the new SmarTech report, "Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in the Aerospace Industry: A Ten-Year Forecast" aerospace is the second largest industry sector served by additive manufacturing (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Charlottesville, Virginia: A new report from SmarTech Publishing, the industry analyst firm based here, says that sales to the aerospace industry of additive manufacturing (AM) equipment and associated software, services and materials will reach $805...

2014-02-26 12:20:55

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Battlefield commanders have long wanted satellites that can be assembled quickly and launched rapidly to meet immediate needs. Now they have that capability with the plug-and-play Modular Space Vehicle (MSV) delivered Feb. 25 by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at:...

2014-02-24 12:28:43

MADISON, Ind., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While rise and descent times are important numbers to consider when selecting a vehicle lift, other features that speed up the setup process can have an equally significant impact on boosting shop productivity. Mach((TM)) series mobile column lifts from Rotary Lift not only raise vehicles faster than comparable mobile column lifts, but they are also built to maximize operator efficiency and reduce downtime....

2014-02-24 12:20:34

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, to provide flight-critical inertial instruments on the new AW609 TiltRotor aircraft undergoing civil certification through the Federal Aviation Administration. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO These Northrop Grumman navigation products will be showcased at HELI-EXPO 2014 in booth #502 Feb. 25-27 in Anaheim....

2014-02-21 08:20:08

SEATTLE, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Aeromexico) has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. APB's newest program is the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the Split Scimitar Winglet...

2014-02-19 12:22:17

Small Flying Vehicles, Complete with Flapping Wings, may Emerge from Study of Fruit Bats WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By exploring how creatures in nature are able to fly by flapping their wings, Virginia Tech researchers hope to apply that knowledge toward designing small flying vehicles known as "micro air vehicles" with flapping wings. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130627/DC39790LOGO) More than 1,000 species of bats have hand membrane wings,...

2014-02-18 16:20:27

Intermountain Helicopter Upgrade WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aerial firefighting specialist Intermountain Helicopter is putting its only aircraft, a Bell 212 HP, through an estimated $450,000 retrofit involving airframe modification, an avionics upgrade and engine replacement in preparation for this year's fire season. Of that amount, some $70,000 will be spent to meet US Forest Service (USFS) contractual mandates. "It is very unusual for a company of our size...

2014-02-18 16:20:23

TETERBORO, New Jersey, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2000 Falcons now in operation around the world Dassault Falcon Jet recently delivered its first Falcon 2000S in Brazil following certification by ANAC, Brazil's aviation regulatory authority, late last year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140218/671183 ) "The Falcon 2000S is a terrific option...

Building Better Aircraft Based On Bat Wing Motions
2014-02-18 12:57:54

[ Watch the Video: Bats Inspire Next-Gen Aircraft ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are studying how bats flap their wings in hopes it will help in designing small flying vehicles in the future. The team studied how bats use their wings to manipulate the air around them and wrote about their findings in a paper published in the journal Physics of Fluids. Over 1,000 bat species have hand membrane wings in which their fingers are “webbed” and are...

Looking Back At X-29A Aircraft In 'Sweeping Forward'
2014-02-14 13:56:40

Jim Banke - Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA It looked like someone had installed the wings on backwards, and it was so unstable in flight that no pilot could fly it without the help of a computer, but the X-29A was a marvel in its day and provided research information useful for many aircraft designs still to come. A pair of the Grumman-built X-29A experimental aircraft flew 436 times between December 1984 and August 1992, with all but 14 of those trips into the air...


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2010-11-24 15:29:37

The boomerang is a flying tool, made of wood or carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, with a curved shape that is often used as a weapon or for sport. They have also been made of bones and come in many different shapes and sizes depending on their geographic or tribal origins and their intended function. The most commonly recognizable type is the returning boomerang which travels in an elliptical path and returns to its point of origin. The returning boomerang has lopsided wings in order to create...

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