As the aviation industry attempts to reduce fuel costs by reducing the weight of aircraft, lightweight composite materials with extraordinary strength continue to be developed and improved. Carbon-fiber composites have been created that can match the strength of titanium and aluminum…
As lightweight composite materials and advanced aviation technology enable larger aircraft to take to the skies, it’s interesting to note that the largest airplane in the history of aviation is Ukraine’s Antonov An-225 Mriya, built in the 1980s.
Monday, 18 April 2011, was a big day for both China and Boeing, as the plans to construct an addition to their existing factory were unveiled. Aviation Industries Corporation of China, along with Boeing, has entered into a joint venture that will see a new division of the factory in Tianjin produce more composites for the aviation industry. The factory, known as Boeing Tianjin Composites Co, will be able to expand with the $21 million investment Boeing has made, and the factory will be able to run at full production capacity by the year 2013.
Cirrus Design was originally founded in 1984 as a kit plane manufacturer. Today, Cirrus produces the SR20 and SR22 single-engine piston aircraft that feature an emergency deployable parachute known as the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). In 1998, Cirrus received FAA Type Certification for the four-seat SR20 which is built from composite materials. In 2000, [...]
In celebration of the companyâ€™s 85th anniversary, Finnair has created a whole array of concept aircraft designed to provide a possible glimpse into the future of aviation. The collection is based mainly on current trends to create more environmentally friendly aircraft technology and to use lightweight materials.
There has been a lot of excitement at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research IFAM, located in Bremen, where researchers have been hard at work developing a new, hybrid way to bond lightweight aircraft materials.
These days it seems that new airplanes are being unveiled every day and Airbus certainly isnâ€™t missing out on the action. After a glittering unveiling ceremony in Spain on June 26, Airbus unveiled their new A400M military transport plane.
With everyone looking for newer, more efficient and versatile vehicles it seems transport of all sorts is undergoing a sort of revolution. Almost every single car, ship and airplane development company seems to be experimenting with new and exciting ways to go green and Falx Air certainly isnâ€™t being left behind on the technological band-wagon.
A recent breakthrough in biomimics could bring about self-repairing aircraft. The technique, which is being developed in Britain, essentially mimics the natural healing process found in plants and animals. Though still in the testing and development phase, if the new research is used it could have a lot of positive implications for the aeronautics industry.
Located in the city of Pasewalk, about a one-hour drive from Berlin, Germany, Remos Aircraft GmbH is turning out technologically advanced light sport aircraft that are gaining ground in a competitive market. The Remos G-3 combines the latest in aviation technologies and materials with the highest levels of German craftsmanship and quality, which the manufacturers guarantee will deliver uncompromising reliability along with high value retention.