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  • Despite COVID-19, eVTOL Avionics Development Forges Ahead

    Withthecontinuousdevelopmentandprogressofscienceandtechnologylevelandinformationlevel,intelligentsciencehasbecomeanewnaturaldiscipline,andhasattractedextensiveinterestandresearchofmanyresearchers.Inrecentyears,withthedevelopmentofmicroelectronicstechnology,computertechnology,networktechnologyandsensortechnology,moreandmoreattentionhasbeenpaidtotheapplicationofintelligenttechnologyinthefieldofcivilaircraft.Itisinthistrendofcontinuousresearchonintelligenttechnologythat,ascivilaircraftanditsimportantairbornesystem,intelligentavionicssystemaimstoprovidetechnicalsupportfortherealizationofintelligentaircraft.Itsobjectivesareasfollows:(1)torealizeintelligentdrivingofcivilaircraftandreducetheburdenofflightcrewtothegreatestextent;(2)torealizeintelligentmaintenanceofcivilaircraftandimproveflightefficiencyItcanimprovetheefficiencyofaircraftmaintenance,reducethecostofaircraftmaintenanceandreducetheworkloadofmaintenance. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd–23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheSmartDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 15,2021
  • BAA Training Spain Starts Pilot Training with an Airbus A320 FFS

    Thefirststate-of-the-artAirbusA320FFSisreadyfortraininginabrand-newpilottrainingcentreBAATrainingSpainlocatedinBarcelona,10minutesawayfromEl-Pratairport.TheAirbusA320operationalreadiness,infact,signifiesthatpilottrainingoperationsarereadytobegin. ManagingDirectorofBAATrainingSpain,AurimasUrbonas,says:“WearedelightedtoannouncethatwiththefirstAirbusA320fullflightsimulatorreadyfortrainingwearenowallsettoofferworld-classpilottraining.Weembarkonthenextphaseofthetrainingcentre’‎soperationanddemonstrateourcommitmenttoaccomodatingvariouspilotneedsintheregion.Whilethisisanimportantbreakthrough,weareambitiousandaimtofurtherharnessthegrowthopportunitybyaddingmoreflightsimulationtrainingdevicesthroughouttheupcomingyears.“ AboutAirbusA320FFS ●TheAirbusA320FFSmanufacturedbyCAEisEASAUPRTCS-FSTD(A)issue2LevelDApprovedandCertified.ItsupportsbothCFMandIAEceoenginetypes. ●IthasthelatestinnovativeTropos6000XRvisualsystem,offeringpilotsanauthenticvisualfeel.Manycustomizedandgenericscenesareavailableandtailoredtoairportcharacteristics.TheFFShasbeengivenaCLevelairportscertificate. ●TheequipmentisfullysuitedforcompletingtheUpsetPreventionRecoveryTraining,amandatorypartofTypeRatingTraining,Checking,andRecurrentTraining. Cost-trimmingopportunity ●BAATrainingseekstoexecutetransformationalcostreduction,anditsnewesttrainingcenterBAATrainingSpainpivotsfirsttomeetchangingcustomerneeds.Theobjectiveistobeachievedbyintroducingacustomer-centeredsolutiontodistributetheTypeRatingprogram’‎strainingcomponentsbetweentwosub-variantsofsimulationdevices–fullflightsimulators(FFS)andfixedtrainingdevices(FTD)ona50/50ratio.Consequently,thecustomer‎s’‎savingscanreachupto40%foreachtraininghourwhereanFTDreplacesanFFS. ●Speakingaboutthenovelty,AurimasUrbonasadds:‘Astrongemphasisondrivingcustomervaluewillnotonlyaidcompaniesduringtheperiodofeconomicdisruptionsbutalsotransformintoalong-term,customer-centeredstrategythatallowseveryonetostaylaser-focusedonachievingmorebyspendingless.’ Comingsoonequipment ●BAATrainingSpainexpectsfivesimulatorstoarrivebytheendof2021:2FFSsand3FTDLevel2devices: BoeingB737NGFFSinQ22021 BoeingB737MAXFFSinQ22021 A320ceoFTDLevel2inQ32021 B737MAXFTDLevel2inQ42021 B737NGFTDLevel2inQ42021 Themodernfacilityissettomeettheneedsof16.000pilotsperyearandhasroomfor11simulatorbays.Allofthemwillbegettingoccupiedintheyearstofollow,respondingtothemarketneeds. BAATrainingaviationtraininghubinSpain ●BAATrainingSpainhasbeenestablishedaspartoftheBAATrainingexpansionplantoEurope.BAATraining,oneoftheTOP3biggestEuropeanaviationtrainingcentres,alsoownsAbInitioflighttrainingschoolwithtwoSpanishbases-inLleida-AlguaireInternationalAirport(Spain)andCastellón–CostaAzaharAirport.Byputtingboththesimulatortrainingcentreandtheflightschoolinplaceandlengtheningitsserviceline,BAATraininggetsafirmerholdofthemarket.Itcreatesafull-scopeaviationtraininghubinSpainopentoabroaderaudience. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay26th-28th,2021inLangfang,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 14,2021
  • Airbus Edges Ever Closer To A321XLR Mass Production

    WorkinghardatitsvariousfacilitiesintheUK,Germany,andFrance,planemakerAirbuscontinuestomakeprogressonitshighlyanticipatedA321XLR.Earlierthisweek,thecompanygaveusfurtherinsightintothedevelopmentofthetypeandtheequipmentbeingusedtopreparethemodelformassproduction. AphotoofAirbus’Pre-IndustrialSystemAccelerator“PISA”–forA321XLRCentreandAftFuselage(CAF).Photo:Airbus Bringinganaircrafttomarket–especiallyonethatismass-produced–doesn’tcomeeasily-well,notifyouwantittobesafeandreliable.Toensurethattheproductionprocesshasasolidfoundationinwhichallpotentialflawsandcomplicationsareidentified,Airbusissparingnoexpenseinitstestinganduseofdemonstrators,bothphysicalandvirtual.Assuch,thecompanyprovidedanin-depthlookintotheprocessasitrelatestotheexciting,newA321XLR. Componentsandpartsinthefinaltestphase AirbusannouncedattheendofMarchthatithasbeenpreparingmajorcomponentproductionlinesformanufacturingtheA321XLR.TheseproductionlinesaresituatedatvariousAirbusfacilitiesacrosstheUK,Germany,andFrance. Furthermore,theplanemakerhasannouncedthatmanyA321XLRcomponentsandpartsare“nowinthefinaltestphasetode-risktheroutetoflightclearanceandserialmanufacturing.” Aspartofthesefinalphases,variousdemonstratorswillvalidatedesignworkandassemblyprocesses,ensuringthatthepartsarefullypreparedformanufacturing.Additionally,full-sizedemonstratorsarebeingusedtopre-trainproduction-linestaffatthefinalassemblyfacilityinHamburg,wherethefirstA321XLRwillbebuilt. LookingintoAirbus’PhysicalMock-Up“PMU”–forA321XLRNose&ForwardFuselage(NFF).Photo:Airbus AspartofAirbus’statement,GaryO’Donnell,HeadoftheA321XLRprogram,notesthattheuseofthesedemonstratorscanbedividedintothreesteps: 1.“Theearlyphysicaldemonstratorsandthevirtualdemonstratorsenableustovalidateourdesigndecisionsandclosethesetopics. 2.“Thenwehavethesecondstage:thefull-scaleproductionstandarddemonstratorswhichprimarilysupportthetrainingandtheindustrialprocessmaturity,andtheyhelpsecureourramp-up,aswerunthem‘atrate’. 3.“Thenforthethirdlevel,wearerunningdemonstratorsformaintenance,repairandcustomersupportteams,inorderthattheycanusethedemonstratorstocreatetheairlinedocuments,thetechnicaldocumentsandrepairmanuals,” CombiningphysicaldemonstratorswithVRandAR O’Donnellwentontoexplainthatthereisamixtureofphysicaldemonstratorswithbothvirtualrealityandaugmentedreality-alsoknownasVRandAR,respectively. “[Thisallows]theteamstoreallytesthowtheycanchangeandfixpartsintheoperationssystem–whetherinahangarorontheapron,sothatwhentheyarewritingtherepairmanualsorthetechnicaldocumentstheyhavebeenabletocheckonthesevirtualreferencestomaketheprocesseasier.”–GaryO’Donnell,HeadoftheA321XLRprogram,Airbus,asperstatement. AirbussaysthatthePhysicalMock-UpinHamburgisfocusingontheA321XLR’smajorcomponents,whichincluderear-center-tank(RCT)integration,watertankintegration,theextendedfuelsystem,andthemodifiedhydraulicsystem.Photo:Airbus Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Apr 14,2021
  • JetBlue Brings In-Flight Sports Streaming to London-Bound Airbus A321LRs

    JetBlueisaddinganin-flightlivesportsstreamingplatform,Sport24,toitsnewfleetofAirbusA321LRaircraftthatareontracktobegintheNewYork-basedcarrier’sfirsttransatlanticflightstoLondonlaterthisyear. Sport24,a24-hourlivesportsplatformprovidedtoJetBluebyPanasonicAvionics,willbestreamedtopassengersusingtheairline’sexistingViasatin-flightconnectivitysystem.TheairlinefirststartedoperatingtheAirbusA321LRin2018andplanstolaunchtransatlanticserviceonthenewaircrafttoLondonlaterthisyear. “ThisreinforcesPanasonic’sabilitytoofferitsservicestoanyairline,onanyin-flightconnectivityprovider,”KenSaid,CEOofPanasonicAvionicssaidinanApril6pressrelease. Panasonic’sselectionbyJetBluetoprovideSport24foritsA321scomesseveralmonthsafterthein-flightentertainmentandconnectivity(IFEC)providerreneweditsagreementwithsportsandmediamanagementfirmIMG.Perthetermsoftheagreement,Panasonicistheexclusivein-flightproviderofIMG’sSport24andSport24Extrachannels,toanyairline,regardlessoftheconnectivityservicetheyuse. “JetBlue’scommitmenttoourcustomers’onboardexperienceisonewetakeextremelyseriously,"MariyaStoyanova,directorofproductdevelopmentforJetBluesaidinastatement."Installingthisaward-winninglivesportsplatformonournewinternationalfleetofA321LRswillensuretheyremainentertainedandconnectedat30,000feet.” ThefleetofA321LRsisalsoreceivingalloftheothercabininteriorupgradesbeingrolledoutacrossJetBlue'sentireA320fleet,includingupgradestotheThalesAVANTIFEsystemandViasat-2connectivity.Thesewillalsobethefirstsingle-aisleA320familyaircrafttofeaturetheAirspacecabinfromAirbus,withnewLEDlightingandtouchlessfeatures. Onenewfeaturethatwillalsobeuniquetotheairline'sLondon-boundA321sistheabilitytoordercustomizedmealsthroughtheirseatbackscreens.UnderanewpartnershipwithNewYorkCity-basedrestaurantgroupDig,passengerswillbeabletodigitallycustomizethenewcomplimentarymealservice. “Weknowalltoowellthepainpointsofinternationalflying–thedreadedcentersection,the‘choice’ofassembly-linechickenorbeef,andthelackofconnectivity,"JayneO'Brien,headofmarketingandloyaltyatJetBluesaidinastatement."JetBlueisreadytochangeallthatwithourtakeontransatlantictravelwhereyouarewelltakencareofandfullyconnectedifyouwanttobe.” JetBlueplansonannouncingwhichLondonairportitwillflytoandwhenitstransatlanticservicewillbegin"atalaterdate,"theairlinesaid. Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 14,2021
  • The Latest Aircraft Engines Are As Big As A Narrowbody Fuselage

    ThenewBoeing777Xtookitsfirstflightearlyin2020.Thisisthelargesttwin-enginewidebodyaircrafttodateandpromiseshighercapacityalongwithreducedemissionsandoperatingcost.Italsohasthelargestengineseverseenincommercialaviation–andit’snotalone.Withimprovementsinengineeringandlightweightmaterials,bothGeneralElectricandRolls-Roycearedevelopingnew,massiveengines. TheGE9Xengine–developedfortheBoeing777X Boeing’slatestaircraft,the777X,setouttoofferhigherpassengercapacitythananyothertwinjetwhilealsoimprovingefficiencyandrunningcosts.Criticaltothisareitshighpower,high-efficiencyengines. AsbigasaBoeing737 TherearemanychangesfromtheGE90engine,butit’sthesizethatisthemostobviousdifference.Thisisthelargestengineeveronacommercialaircraft.At13feetindiameter,itiswiderthanthefuselageoftheBoeing737.Itwillmakequiteasightwhenitstartsappearingnexttosmalleraircraftatairports. Bigbutalsomoreefficient It’snotsurprisingthatthelargerGE9Xismorepowerfulandmoreefficient.Alargerfandrawsmoreinmoreairanduseslessenergy.Thehardpartistoincreasetheenginesizewhilstalsocontrollingtheweightandkeepingtheoverallstructurerobust.Advancesinengineeringhavemadethispossible. ChangeswiththeGE9Xincludealargerdiameterfanwithfewerblades(16insteadof22),theuseoflighter(butstrong)carbonfibercompositematerialsandahigherbypassratio(offeringbetterpropulsionefficiency).OveralltheGE9Xshouldincreasefuelefficiencyby10%overtheGE90engine. Astheheartoftheaircraft,themostimportanttoimprovetheperformanceoftheaircraftistoimprovethepropulsionefficiencyoftheengine.Whatisthefuturedirectionofaviationengines?Wewillbringyousomereportsatthe5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,whichwillfocusonaeroengines,frommarkettrendstoresearchanddevelopmentdesign,tomaterialsandmanufacturingtobringyouafullrangeofexchanges. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Apr 14,2021
  • 10th Annual Civil Avionics International Forum June 22nd - 23rd, 2021 Shanghai,China

    【Hostedby】 ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics ChineseAeronauticalEstablishment AVICAirborneSystemsCo.,Ltd. 【Advisedby】 DepartmentofEquipmentIndustry,MinistryofIndustryandInformationTechnology AircraftAirworthinessCertificationDepartmentofCAAC ShanghaiMunicipalCommissionofEconomyandInformatization 【Guestedby】 ShanghaiAircraftAirworthinessCertificationCenterofCAAC 【Supportedby】 ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics AVICXACCommercialAircraftCo.,Ltd. AVICZhuhaiGeneralAviationR&DandManufacturingBase ChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute 【Organizedby】 ChinaAeronauticalRadioElectronicsResearchInstitute COMACShanghaiAircraftDesignandResearchInstitute KeyLaboratoryofIntegratedTechnologyofAvionicsSystem 【Co-organizedby】 Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. 【EventBackground】 IntheLastDecade WiththerapidgrowthofChina'scivilaviationmarket,thecivilaviationindustryhasgraduallyintegratedintotheworldaviationindustrychain.Chinaattachesgreatimportancetoitsdevelopment.TheR&DandoperationofdomesticcivilaircraftmodelssuchasCR929,C919,ARJ21,MAseriesregionaljetandACserieshelicopterprovideimportantsupportforthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationtransportationindustryandtransformationandupgradingofindustries IntheNextDecade Thedevelopmentofnext-generationavionicsnotonlyintroducesnewideasandconcepts,butalsoneedsnewdevices,newtechnologies,andnewdevelopmenttoolstosupport.Withtherapidprogressof5Gcommunicationtechnology,high-performancecomputingsimulationtechnology,AItechnology,VRandotherrelatedtechnologiesleadtotherapiddevelopmentofavionicssystem,thecontinuousimprovementofintegration,intelligenceandIMAhasacceleratedtherealizationofthenext-generationavionics.Ithasbecomeanindispensablepartofalltypesofaircraft,andplaysaveryimportantroleinensuringthesafetyandreliabilityoflargeaircrafttocompleterelevanttasks. Inthefaceofthesevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicandtheworldeconomicsituation,duringthe14thFive-YearPlan,China'savionicsindustrywillcontinuetotakethedemandofcivilmarketasthedrivingforce,focusingonthedevelopmentrequirementsofavionicstechnology,activelycarryoutforeignexchangesandconstantlyexpandtheresultsofmutuallybeneficialcooperation,aimingtoacceleratethedevelopmentofavionicstechnology,andwillpromotethecontinuousimprovementofindependentinnovationandR&Dcapabilityindomesticavionicsfield. 【HotTopics】 1.Aviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D 2.PayAttentiontotheIndustry/IndustrialSystemCapacityBuilding,EffectivelyImproveChina’sAirworthinessCertificationAbility 3.FutureDevelopmentofDigitalAircraft 4.AircraftOEMView-CarryingOutInterdisciplinaryExchanges,UsingNewTechnologies,NewIdeastoEnhancetheIndependentandControllableR&DIntegrationCapabilityofAvionicsSystem 5.AdvancedAvionicsArchitecturefor“InternetAircraft”andItsApplicationOutlook 6.DesignConsiderationandVerificationofeVTOLAvionicsSystem 7.AvionicsSystemSimulationPlatformRequirementsandInterfaceDevelopmentandManagement 8.ModelingandSimulationofAirborneLarge-scaleComplexSystems 9.DesignofAutomaticTestandManagementforAvionicsSystemofCivilAircraft 10.ApplicationandDevelopmentofBeiDouNavigationSatelliteSystem(Technology) 11.CommercialAircraftSinglePilotMode,ArchitectureandTechnologyResearch 12.ApplicationandDevelopmentTrendofAdvancedAvionicsSystemforRegionalAirlinerandCivilHelicopter 4thAnnualAirborneSoftwareandAirborneElectronicsHardwareSub-Forum Maintopics(updating): 1.ResearchonAirworthinessStandardsofAirborneSoftwareandAirborneElectronicHardware; 2.CurrentStatusandProspectofAirworthinessVerificationTechnologyofAirborneSoftware; 3.AirworthinessEngineeringMethodsofAirborneElectronicProducts; 4.DesignandVerificationofAirborneSoftwareandHardware; 5.DevelopmentToolIdentification. 【Contact】 Companyname:Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Name:SaraLIU Email:marketing@galleon.cc Web:http://www.galleon.cc Tel:+860215155.5203 Fax:+860215155.9049

    Apr 8,2021
  • 5th Commercial Aero Engine Shanghai International Forum June 17th - 18th, 2021 Shanghai, China

    【OrganizingCommittee】 【Hostedby】 ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics 【Co-hostedby】 AECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd. 【Supportedby】 ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrict ShanghaiHongqiaoLinkongEconomicDemonstrationZone CommercialAircraftCorporationofChina ChinaEasternAirlines BAOWUSPECIALMETALLURGYCO.,LTD. 【Organizedby】 Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. 【EventBackground】 WiththedevelopmentofChina'sairtransportindustry,Chinaisexpectedtodeliver9,205passengeraircraftinthenexttwodecades,worthabout1400billiondollars,ofwhichtheaeroenginemarketsizewillreach210to420billiondollars,theaverageannualmarketsizewillreach10.5billionto21billiondollars,accountingforabout20%oftheglobalmarket. 2021istheyearofthelayoutofChina's14thFive-YearPlan,inthesevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicsandtheworldeconomicsituation,thedocumentpointsoutthatweshouldstrengthenthedevelopmentoftheaerospaceindustry,promotetheconstructionofnationallaboratories,layoutofcomprehensivenationalsciencecentersandregionalinnovationhighlandconstruction.Withthemanufacturingpower'sdevelopmentgoal,"ChinaNationalSpecialProjectofAeroEngine&GasTurbine"astractionofChina'saeroengineindustry,ourcountrysupportenterprisestotaketheleadinundertakingmajornationalscienceandtechnologyprojects,encourageenterprisestoincreaseresearchanddevelopmentinvestment,improveindependentresearchanddevelopmentcapabilitiesandindependentprotectionlevel,topromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentofaeroengineindustry. Againstthisbackground,theForumwillfocusonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depth,theforuminvitedanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunitstofocusonthe"theaviationindustrypolicyandmarkettrendsunderthe14thFive-YearPlan,""aeroenginesimulationtechnology,""advancedtestandtesttechnologyforaeroengines,""advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology"andotherhottopics,tobuildahighplatformforaeroenginetechnologyexchanges,academicdiscussionsandbusinesscooperation. 【HotTopics】 ●Theaviationindustrypolicyandmarkettrendsunderthe14thFive-YearPlan ● Aeroenginesimulationtechnology ●Advancedtestandtesttechnologyforaeroengines ●Advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology 【Contact】 Companyname:Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Name:SaraLIU EmailAddress:marketing@galleon.cc Phone:+86021-5155.5203

    Apr 8,2021
  • The 3rd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2021

    The3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2021 June3rd–4th,2021Haikou,China 【Website】 https://galleon.glueup.cn/event/3rd-connected-aircraft-china-congress-2021-29578/ 【Committee】 【Hosted by】 Shanghai SocietyofAeronautics Civil AircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA 【Supported by】 COMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute 【Organized by】 COMAC ShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd. Galleon (Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. 【EventBackground】 The satelliteInternetisclassifiedasoneofthe"newinfrastructure" informationinfrastructurebytheNationalDevelopmentandReformCommission. Asanimportantapplicationsceneofsatellitecommunication,theaviation Internetinthefieldofcivilaviationhasabroaddevelopmentprospect.Allcountries aroundtheworldhavecarriedoutlong-termandextensiveexplorationof aviationInternet.TheUnitedStatesandEuropewithrelativelymature developmentofcivilaviationindustryhavesuccessivelylaunchedATG,Ku,Ka andothertechnicalsolutions,andformedabroadmarketspaceandaprofound userbaseintherecent10years.WiththecontinuousimprovementofChina's civilaviationdevelopmentlevelandthegradualopeningupofrelevant regulatorypolicies,China'saviationInternetwillusherinagreat development,andacceleratetheformationofasizablevalueclusterinthe upstreamanddownstreamindustries. In recentyears,aviationairbornecommunicationhasgraduallyshiftedfromATGto Ku/Kawithhighthroughput.Theconstantlyimprovednetworkbandwidthand servicecapabilityfullymeettheincreasinglyrichin-flightneedsofusers andbringthemmoreconvenientandrichin-flightInternetexperience.Atthe sametime,theconstantlyemergingapplicationscenariosofaircraftforward cabinandrearcabincommunicationstronglysupportpassengeruseandflight controlandmanagementrequirements,andgiverisetonumerousupstreamand downstreamdemandssuchascontentproductionanddistribution,equipment manufacturingandmaintenance,andintelligentservice,whichplayanobvious roleinpullinganddrivingtheindustrialdemand.Theinternationalaviation Internetmarketisbecomingsaturated,andthedomesticmarkethashuge developmentpotential.ThesizeofChina'scivilaviationindustryfleetkeeps growing,andthescaleofairbornenetworkdemandishuge,whichisexpectedto drivetheAsia-Pacificregiontobecometheworld'slargestaviationInternet market. 【HotTopics】 1.MeasurestoPromotethe DevelopmentofIn-flightInterconnectionofChina'sCivilAviation 2.InflightInternetintheNew InfrastructureEra 3.Influenceof5Gand6Gon InflightConnectivity 4.TheNewGenerationofAircraft Operation-IntegratedGround-Air-SpaceE-servicePlatformApplication 5.5GAir-to-ground InterconnectionSolutiontoImproveInflightConnectivityEconomy 6.CockpitInterconnectionand JointOperationOptimization 7.BusinessOperationModel InnovationCombinewithUpstreamandDownstreamEnterprisesintheIndustrial Chain 8.OptimizationandUpgradingof KaBand 9.BusinessModeExplorationafter InflightConnectivityAccessinChinaSouthernAirlines 10.ConstructInflightConnectivity Ecosystem,ReduceInternetCost 11.On-boardLocalAreaNetwork OptimizationUpgradeandManagement 12.PerformanceImprovementofATG CommunicationSystemBasedon5G 13.HowDoesBATHelpAirlineson ItsFutureDigitalRoad 14.DevelopmentDirectionofFuture NewLocalAreaNetworkSystem 15.PredictiveMaintenanceof FutureConnectedAircraft 16.ProliferationEvolutionofFull FleetCoverageandCockpitApplications 17.ChallengesandOpportunitiesin theModificationofDomesticConnectedAircraft 18.On-boardNetworkData ManagementandSecurityProtection 19.ChangesandOptimizationson AirborneSystemFunctionsfromAir-to-groundInterconnection 20.DigitalTransformation SolutionsforSmartAviation 21.Air-to-groundInterconnection: InformationInfrastructureEvolutionfromtheNextGenerationNetwork 22.HowdoesTiantongSatellite SystemContributetoIntelligentCivilAviation  Localization 23.JetWaveSatellite CommunicationsSystem-ABreakthroughSatelliteCommunicationsSolutionfor ChinaMarket 24.HowtoContinuouslyOptimize Passengers'In-flightExperience 【Contact】 Companyname:Galleon (Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Name:LucyCHEN Email:marketing@galleon.cc Web:http://www.galleon.cc Phone:+860215155.5203 Fax:+860215155.9049

    Apr 8,2021
  • 6th Annual China Aviation Training International Forum 2021

    6thAnnualChinaAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021 May26th–28st,2021Langfang,China 【Committee】 【Hostedby】 CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnology Sub-committeeofCSAA ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics ShanghaiAerospaceEnthusiast'sCenter 【Supportedby】 LangfangMunicipalPeople'sGovernment AirportEconomicZone(Langfang)ManagementCommittee ofBeijingDaxingInternationalAirport 【Co-organizedby】 CivilAviationFlightUniversityofChina 【Organizedby】 HebeiAirportEconomicZoneGroupCo.,Ltd COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd. Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. 【Event Background】 AccordingtoBoeing,Chinaisexpectedtoadd7,000 civilianaircraftsby2035,whichwillcreateashortageof110,000pilotsat thattime.Howtooptimizetheexistingtrainingmodel,upgradetheexistingequipment andcombinethecutting-edgetechnologiessuchasVR&AR,tomeettheneeds ofdifferentaviationtrainingstage,andtoimprovetheefficiencyofpilotlearning resulttransformationwhileshorteningtrainingtime,arehighlyfocusedbythe entireaviationtrainingindustry. Inaddition,although reliabilityofaircraftsystemscontinuestoincreaseonaccountoftheincreasingly completeaircraftdesign,theprobabilityofaccidentscausedbyhumankeeps climbing.Inthiscase,thetrainingonthepilot'scorecompetencywillbean indispensablepartoftheaviationtrainingmechanism,whichiscrucialto reducethe"blackswan"incidentduringflightprocess.Therefore,establish aneffectivemechanismontheselectionofpilotsandcaptains,constantlyoptimize thecurriculum’scontentandstructure,strengthentheteachingabilityofinstructors, promotingschool-enterprisecooperation,increasetraining-jobmatching,pay attentiontotheconstructionofpilotpsychologicalquality,aretherealistic waystosolvethecurrentshortageproblemofmaturepilots,andimprovethe qualityofinstructorsandpilots. 【HotTopics】 1.       EstablishFlightTrainingSystemwithChinese CharacteristicsintheNewEra 2.       Flight AccidentsAnalyze:ReportofaWorldwideStudy 3.HowtoOptimizeUpgradeMechanism andEvaluationManagementSystemofCo-pilot 4.     Deepen theMulti-crewPilotLicense Trainingto ImprovetheEfficiencyofCo-pilotTransport 5.     Deepen EBTandCBTCombination,ImprovePilot'sOperatingSkills 6.     Thetransformationofthe instructorunderthetrendofcultivatingthecorecompetenceofpilots 7.HowtoImproveFullLifeCycle ManagementofPilotskill 8.HowVR-ARTechnologyPromotes theIntegrationofTheoryandPracticeofPilotTraining 9.ChallengesandCountermeasures of"BigData&FlightTraining"StrategyImplementation 10.HowtoBuildanEffective SystemofCRM,toImprovetheRiskManagementAbilityoftheFleet 11.   From SimulatortoReality:HowtoReducetheNegativeTransferEffect 12.C919TrainingScenario SimulationCoursewareDevelopment 13.   Exploration andEstablishmentofFlightWorkStyleQuantitativeManagementSystem 14.   Quality ControlofPilotTrainingforNon-skillUpgrading 15.EstablishaCompleteand EfficientTrainingSystemfromCadetstoCaptains 16.HowtoTackletheDifficulties ofTypeRatingTraining 17.    How Different"Levels"ofUPRTAffectDifferentStagesofProfessional Pilots'Career 【Contact】 Companyname:Galleon (Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Name:LucyCHEN Email:marketing@galleon.cc Web:https://galleon.glueup.cn/event/the-6th-annual-civil-aviation-training-international-forum-2021-26288/ Phone:+8602151555203

    Apr 8,2021
  • 11th Annual Civil Aircraft Industry International Forum 2021

    11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021 May20th-21st,2021|Shenyang,China 【Commitee】 【Hostedby】 ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics 【Organizedby】 AVICShenyangAircraftCorporation 【Supportedby】 LiaoningSocietyofAeronautics&Astronautics AECCShenyangEngineDesignInstitute AECCShenyangLimingAero-engineCo.,Ltd. KeyLaboratoryofPowerTransmissionTechnologyonAero-engine,AeroEngineCorporationofChina KeyLaboratoryofImpactDynamicsonAeroEngine,LiaoningProvince 【Co-organizedby】 ShenyangAerospaceUniversity Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd 【EventBackground】 Boeingforecaststhatpassengertrafficwillgrowbyanaverageof4%ayearoverthenext20yearsandthattheglobalcivilaviationfleetwillgrowfrom25,900todayto48,400by2039. ThecentreofgrowthisInAsia,andparticularlyInChina,where8,600newaircraftwillbedeliveredoverthenext20years. Needtobenotedthatcomparedwithlastyear'sforecast,evenmoredataisatrendofdecline,butinvolvesseveralgroupsofdataarerareinChinadonotdrop,obviously,theconclusionisbasedonpreventioncontrolmeasuresofCOVID-19inourcountry,thedomestichasbeenleadingtheglobalreturntoworkandproductionlevel,thedomesticcivilaviationmarketisgoodinmanyaspectsandmakeavigorousrecovery.ItisalsotheseincreasingactualdemandforthedevelopmentofChina’saviationindustrytocreateabroadmarketspace. Ontheonehand,stronginternationalanddomesticmarketdemandforChina’scivilaviationhasprovidedahugedevelopmentspace.Onetheotherhand,thecivilaviationindustryhasbeenhighlyvaluedbythecountryinrecentyears,andaseriesofrelatedpoliciesandmeasureshavebeenintroduced,whichhavegreatlypromotedtherapiddevelopmentofChina’scivilaircraft.COMACwillcompletethePhasedtaskof “Three-One ” in2021,andthedomesticsubcontractproductionbusinesswillalsobevigorouslydeveloped. Thenext10yearswillbeacrucialperiodforacceleratingthe rapiddevelopmentofChina’saviationindustryandacrucialperiodforrealizingleapfrogdevelopmentoftheaviationindustry.Seizetheopportunity,aimatthetarget,withgooddomesticpolicytrendsandopendomesticandforeigncooperationtocontributetothedevelopmentoftheaviationindustry. 【HotTopics】 1.       AccelerateTheDigitalTransformationOfTheAviationIndustry 2.       CooperativeResearchOnSubcontractProductionOfCivilAircraft inPost-COVID-19World 3.       DomesticCivilAircraftProcurementSystemCertificationAndEvaluationFactorAnalysis 4.       DigitalTwinHelpsTheDevelopmentOfAircraftEnginesAcrossGenerations 5.       CollaborativeDevelopmentOfHelicopterDigitization 6.       ResearchOnVirtualFlightTestTechnologyOfAircraft 7.       CurrentSituationAndTrendOfCompositeMaterialsForLargePassengerAircraft 8.       HowToGiveFullPlayToTheEffectOfCNCMachiningEquipmentInAviationManufacturing 9.       DigitalAssemblyLine OfTheCivilAircraftParts 10.    DevelopmentProcessAndResearchOfBladeForgingTechnologyOfAeroEngine 11.    AviationAutomationTestSystemKeyTechnologyAndPortableMeasurementAndControlPlatformDisplay 【Contact】 Companyname: Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Name:LucyCHEN Email:marketing@galleon.cc Web:http://www.galleon.cc Phone:+860215155.5203 Fax:+860215155.9049

    Apr 8,2021
  • EASA Approved Universal Avionics SBAS-FMA Integrated Solution For ATR 42 And 72 Flight Deck

    The SBAS-FMSsareinstalledinover1,100airlinerstodate,includingmost regionalaircrafttypessuchastheATR42/72,Dash-8100/200/300/400,Saab 340,andEmbraerERJ. 22 March2021:EASArecentlyapprovedthehighperformanceSBAS-FMAsolution providedbyUniversalAvionicsforATR42andATR72flightdeck.ThisSTCwill provideanintegratedsolutionthatwillcoverthereplacementofevery configurationofFMSonATR42and72,uptoandincludingthe-500,thereby leadingtomoredirectandshorterapproaches,savingtimeandkeeping operatorsonschedule,whilealsoreducingfuelburn. With thistwo-in-onesolutionmanyregionalandtransportaircraftoperatorswill notonlygaintheLPVapproachcapabilities,butalsomeetcurrentandemerging mandatesforADS-BOut.DanishAirTransport(DAT)iscurrentlyoperatingthis newsystemandenjoyingthebenefitsoffullycoupled3D,LPV,andBAROVNAV approachcapabilities. Dror Yahav,UAChiefExecutiveOfficersaid,“Astheworldpreparestorecoverfrom thispandemic,airlinesaregearingupwithtechnologysolutionstoensurehigh efficiencyandcompetitiveness.OurSBAS-FMSsolutionisanexcellentexample ofhowtoachieveahighlycapablefleetwithaminimumexpense.” Announcing EASASTCapprovalofourSBAS-FMSsolutionfortheATR42/72.DanishAir Transport(DAT)isnowoperatingthecertifiedsystemandenjoyingthebenefits offullycoupled3D,LPV,andBAROVNAVapproachcapabilities. https://t.co/4BgOetCl5r.#DAT#ATR42#ATR72#FMS#LPVpic.twitter.com/IfNeGTiBV7 — UniversalAvionics(@UnivAvionics)March18,2021 LPV offersthehighestprecisionGPSinstrumentapproachescurrentlyavailable withoutspecializedaircrewtrainingrequirements,enablingaccesstothose airportswithreducedgroundinfrastructureandwhichareoftenusedby regionaloperators.Therearecurrentlymorethan700LPVapproachesinEurope, andevenmorethroughouttherestoftheworld.InNorthAmericaalone,there aremorethan4,600differentLPVapproachestodateatover1,900airports, includingalmost1,200airportsthatdonothaveanILS. Marc Bouliane,UAVicePresidentofBusinessDevelopment,MarketingandServices said,“Formorethan25years,UniversalAvionicshasbeenaleadingprovider ofFlightManagementSystemstotheregionalaircraftmarket.ThisSTC,based onourlatestSBAS-FMS,enablesATRoperatorstosavetimeandmoneyandto expandmarketaccessbyenablingtheuseofairportapproacheswhichare inaccessiblewiththelegacysolution.” The integratedSBAS-FMSsolutionisavailablewithaMulti-functionControlDisplay Unit(MCDU)ora4-/5-inchControlDisplayUnitanddoesnotrequireany modificationoftheMainInstrumentPaneltoaddnewcontrolsandannunciations typicallyfoundwithLPVsolutions.ThememorycapacityoftheUNS-1LwSBAS-FMS enablesloadingofworldwidenavigationdatabases,withroomtospare, simplifyingmaintenanceoperationscomparedtothelegacynon-SBASFMSonthe aircraft.Finally,thesolutionisavailablewithaFlexPerfTripPerformance optionforevengreaterfuelsavings.TheSTCpackageandinstallationkit designwasledbyASM,aJANACompany. Underthisbackground,the10th AnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd–23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentionto theSmartDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityof IndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformore details

    Mar 31,2021
  • The "Shuffle" and Reform of China's Civil Aviation

    Accordingtothelatestforecastofthe InternationalAirTransportAssociation(IATA),therevenueoftheglobalair transportindustryin2021willfallby50%comparedto2019.ForChina'scivil aviationtransportationindustry,althoughthedomestictransportationmarket isgraduallyrecovering,consideringthattheoverseasepidemichasnotbeen effectivelycontrolled,China'scivilaviation,whichlacksthesupportofthe internationalroutemarket,isstillfacingdifficulties.However, "danger"and"opportunity"alwayscoexist.In2020,China's civilaviationtransportationcompanieshavestartedtoconductaself-change.For Chinesecivilaviationtransportationindustry,experiencingagoldendecade, thisunexpectedcrisismaygivetheindustryanopportunityof "shuffle"andreform. Anunexpected"accident" In2019,thegrowthrateofChina's civilaviationdroppedtothelowestpointinadecade.Inearly2020,the outbreakoftheCOVID-19causedthecivilaviationindustrytobedecimated. Theindustrywascaughtinshort-termShortagesofpassengervolumeandwidespread severelosses.Aftertheepidemic,Chinesecivilaviationtransportation industryisfacingunprecedentedchallenges: (1)Changesintravelhabits Changesintravelhabitsmaycauseadeclineinthetotalnumber oftrips.Nowadays,manycompanieshavegraduallyadoptedandadaptedtoremote officesystems,replacingbusinesstripswithvideoandteleconferences.Inthe future,thistrendislikelytobecomeanewnormal,whichmaydirectlycausea phaseddeclineinthedomesticaviationtraveldemand. (2)Reshapingthepassengerstructure Inthepost-epidemicera,duetothereductionin official/businesstravel,airlinepassengerstructurewillchange,andthe proportionofleisuretravelerswillhaveacorrespondingincrease  inthe future.Thistypeofpassengersaremoreprice-conscious,andthecompetition betweenaviationandhigh-speedrailislong-standingandfierce,Inviewof theabovereasons,theairfaremaygodownintheshortterm. (3)Increaseinoperationcosts Thehighoperatingcostsassociatedwiththeepidemicprevention willsqueezetheprofitsofairlines.Theindustrypredictsthatevenafterthe launchofthevaccine,evenregardlessofotherfactorssuchastheexchange rateandoilprice,itwillbestilldifficultforChineseairtransport industrytoreturntothelevelof2019inthenext2-3years.Facingthe severesituation,"change"istheonlywayout. Whowillbecomethesupercarrier? Inthepost-epidemicera,asthe dividendscausedbytherapiddevelopmentofcivilaviationgradually disappeared,reformshaveturnedintonewbonusforEnterprisedevelopment.As aresult,themixedownershipreformhasbecomethebiggestactionofthethree majorairlinesinthisroundofcivilaviationchanges. (1)ChinaEasternAirlinesCorporationLimited: 1.Initiatedthemixedreform,andsuccessfullyinvested31 billionyuanbyChinaLife,ShanghaiJiushi,ChinaTourism,andChinaReform. 2.TheChinaSecuritiesRegulatoryCommissionissuedthe "ProspectusfortheInitialPublicOfferingofChinaEasternAirlines LogisticsCo.,Ltd.",markingsubstantialprogressinthereformofequity diversification. 3.Activelycooperatewithmajornationalstrategicplans,sign strategiccooperationagreementswiththegovernmentsofHainan,Xiamenand otherplacestoattractthegovernmenttobuysharesandobtaintheleading strategicpositioninthecivilaviationindustry. (2)ChinaSouthernAirlinesCompanyLimited 1.Promoting cooperationandcoordinationwithSpringAirlines,AmericanAirlinesandBritish Airwaystofollowupthemixedlogisticsreform,andofficiallylandedatthe endof2020,transformingfromawhollystate-ownedenterprisetoa mixed-ownershipcompany. 2. Completethemixedreformofgeneralaviationbusinessandopenupnewareasof mixedreform. (3)AirChinaLimited 1.The mixedlogisticsreformhasbeensettled,andthemethodof"introducing newsharesandemployeeshareholding"willbeadopted. 2. IntroduceCainiaoNetworkasastrategicinvestortobuilda"National Team-levelCainiaoNetwork". Duetotheshortperiodoftime,theoutcome ofthemixedreformofthethreemajorairlinesremainstobeseen.Butitis undeniablethatforthethreemajorairlines,Inthefuture,whoevertakesthe leadinachievingbreakthroughsinreformanddevelopmentwillbethefirstto seizenewdevelopmentopportunitiesandbecomeatruesupercarrier. Makeupforshortcomingsinchanges AlthoughChineseairtransportcompanies aresufferinghardshipgenerallyduetotheepidemic,theperformanceof low-costairlinesin2020isveryeye-catching.Inthefuture,thepassenger structureofairlineswillchange,andtheproportionofleisuretravel passengerswillincreaseaswell.Withthecontinuousimprovementofresidents' incomeandtheunderstandtowardslow-costairlines,thedevelopmentof low-costairlineshastheobviouspotential.Intheshort-medium-rangemarket, itisinevitablethatlow-costairlineswillreplacefull-serviceairlinesin thefuture. Inthepost-epidemicera,theCivil AviationAdministrationwillpromotetheimplementationofthe"PublicAir TransportPassengerServiceManagementRegulations(DraftforComment)", andencouragerelevantMinistriesandCommissionstogivemoresupportto low-costairlinesintermsofrevenue.Therefore,inthepost-epidemicera,Chinese transportationcompaniesshouldseizetheopportunitytoactivelyarrangethe low-costaviationmarket. Inaddition,theshortcomingsofaircargo inChinesecivilaviationindustryarealsosupplementingquickly.Besides,thethreemajoraircargo reforms,ZhongzhouAirlinesandNorthwestCargoAirlineshavebeenestablished in2020successively.SFExpress'sEzhouAirportisacceleratingconstruction. AliandJD.comarealsoeyeingtheaircargobusinessandwaitingfor opportunities.Itcanbesaidthatthefutureaircargomarketwillusherina newroundofdevelopment,butatthesametimemoreintensecompetitionwill follow.

    Mar 30,2021
  • Quality Fly Launches New Integrated ATPL Course Packed with Latest Features

    Madrid-basedQualityFlyhaslaunchedanewintegratedATPLcoursewithallthelatestelementsincludingAPSMCC,UpsetRecovery(UPRT),andKnowledge,SkillsandAttitudes(KSA). QualityFly’scoursealsoincludestraininginaFullFlightSimulatorand,surprisingly,inaglider. TheAirlinePilotStandardMultiCrewCooperationcourse,APSMCC,isanewcoursethatbuildsontheclassicMCCtrainingwithknowledgeofaircraftsystems,advancedaircraftoperationscenarios,advancedswept-wingjettrainingandcorecompetenciesassessment. TheAPSMCCwasdevelopedbyEASAtoensurethatfuturepilotsmeetthehighstandardsrequiredbytheairlines,andnotneedextratrainingwhenitcomestotakingatyperating. StudentsoftheintegratedQualityFlycoursewillcompletetheirtrainingwithanAPSMCCcoursewiththelatestgenerationFFSlevelDsimulators. ThecourseistaughtentirelyinEnglishacrosstheintakeofinternationalstudents,withpersonalisedfollow-uptuitionsessionsandcareeradvicesessions. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay26th-28thinLangfang,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 30,2021
  • Global Eagle Gains STCs for Inflight Connectivity on B737s

    GlobalEaglehasreceivedtwoSupplementalTypeCertificates(STC)fortheinstallationofitsAirconnectGlobalKuinflightconnectivity(IFC)systemonboardBoeing737aircraft.TheseSTCswereinternallydevelopedbyGlobalEagleaspartofaseriesofnewSTCsGlobalEagleispursuingforinstallingthesystemsonnarrow-bodyaircraft. InadditiontotheauthorisationtoinstallGlobalEagle’scorecomponents,theSTCalsoallowsGlobalEagletoinstallserverandwirelessaccesspointcomponentsdevelopedbyTurkishTechnic.WorkingwithTurkishTechnic,thesecondSTCwillseetheinstallationofAirconnectGlobalKuonTurkishAirlines’narrow-bodyBoeing737fleetand,inconjunctionwithGlobalEagleandProfen’steleportinfrastructure,theteamwillofferinflightconnectivityonTurkishAirlines’short-haulinternationalanddomesticroutes. MikePigott,EVPofconnectivityoperationsatGlobalEaglestated,“WorkingcloselywithTurkishTechnicandProfenhasenabledustoproduceasolutionthatincorporatestheverybesttechnologyfromallthreepartiestobringTurkishAirlines’passengersthemostreliableandhighestperformingconnectivityserviceonboard. “WeareincrediblyproudtohaveachievedthishomegrownSTCaswenowhaveready-madeapprovaltoinstallourconnectivitysolutionsonanyaircraftwithintheBoeing737family,oneoftheworld’smostwidely-operatedairframes.” Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Clickheretoregisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 30,2021
  • SE Aeronautics to Manufacture Greenest Widebody Aircraft

    SEAeronauticsannouncedthelaunchoftheirnewwidebodyairlinerconcept,a100%monocoquemoldedwide-bodyairlinerthatisanewgenerationofaircraft.Thecompany'stechnologicalimprovementsturnthecorneronefficiency,sustainability,safety,comfortandoperatingcost. Aircraftmanufacturershavebeenusingthesameaircraftdesignforthepast60years,withfewexceptions."Ourinnovativetechnologyandnewaircraftdesignwilllowerfuelconsumptionby70%andlowerCO2emissionsby80%asmeasuredbyperseatkilometer.Theinnovativedesignisamoreefficient,light-triwingconfigurationthatgreatlyimprovesliftoverdrag,resultinginshorttake-offandlanding(STOL)capabilitiesandextremelylongflights.Theconstructionisallcomposite,moldedinonetough,saferpiece.Wealsoincorporatedsuperthin,longwingsandcompletestreamliningfromthenosetothetail.Wediditall," saysLloydWeaver,ChiefEngineer,SEAeronautics. WeliveintheerawhereCovid-19andotherairbornediseasesafetymustbeattheforefrontofanymanufacturer'sdesignprocess.WhichiswhySEAeronauticsdevelopedanew"once-through"airfeedventilationsystemthatneverrecirculatesairinthecabin,dramaticallyreducingtheriskofexposurefromotherinfectedpassengers.This,coupledwiththeirnew"tilting"seatdesign,createsacomfortexperiencethateconomypassengershaveyettoexperience. Thisdisruptivenewdesignisalsoexpectedtodoublethelifespanofanaircraft,whilereducingoverallblockhourcostbyhalfwhencomparedtootheraircraftitssize.Withanemphasisonsafety,thedesignismadeofonesolid-moldedpieceoffuselagethatismanytimesstrongerthanexistingaircraft.Thefuelisnotstoredinthewingsbutinselfsealingbladdersontopofthefuselageandintheeventofemergencylandingoverwater,theaircraftfloats. SEAeronauticspatent-pendingtechnologyhasculminatedintotheSE200,amid-marketwidebodyaircraftthatwillcarryupto264passengers,functionasalight-weightregionalorlongrangeairlinerwithanon-stoprangeof10,560miles."Thisaircraftwillbethemostpractical,profitableandpermanentsolutiontothegrosslyunderperformingairlinertechnologyoftoday.Ourmanufacturingefficiencywillallowustoproduceouraircraftinsignificantlylesstimethanthecurrenttraditionalmethod.Butthejewelinthecrownisreallyourabilitytogetthatfuelconsumptionratedownby70%.Wearegoingtorevolutionizetheindustry,"saysTylerMathews,CEO,SEAeronautics. ThefutureofaviationinAmericawillchangedramaticallyduetotheirnewdesigncomponents.Withmorefuel-efficientplanesandadesignfocusedonefficiency,sustainabilityandsafety.SEAeronauticsisattheforefrontofanewgenerationofaircraftandarevolutionforanindustrythathasseenlittlechangeoverthepast60years. Inarecentannouncement,thejointlong-rangewide-bodyaircraftdevelopedbyChinaandRussiahasmadekeyprogressbyconductingwindtunneltestsonthemodelsoftwoairfoilstructures,whichmeansitwillmoveintotheprototypeconstructionstageafteraseriesoftests.Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China. Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Mar 30,2021
  • Newest Honeywell Turbogenerator Will Power Hybrid-electric Aircraft, Run on Biofuel

    Honeywellannounceditisdevelopingapowersourceforhybrid-electricaircraft,plannedfordemonstrationlaterthisyear.At280pounds,theHoneywell1-Megawattgeneratorweighsaboutthesameasamotorscooterbutdeliversenoughenergytopoweranentireneighborhoodblock.ThisgeneratorwillbecombinedwiththeHoneywellHGT1700auxiliarypowerunit,currentlyflownoneveryAirbusA350XWB,toformaturbogenerator2.5timesmorepowerfulthantheversionthecompanyunveiledin2019. ThenewturbogeneratorfromHoneywellwillbeabletorunonaviationbiofuel,includingHoneywellGreenJetFuel,whichischemicallysimilartofossilfuelbutmadefrommoresustainablealternatives,aswellasconventionaljetfuelanddiesel.Honeywell'sturbogeneratorcanbeusedtooperatehigh-powerelectricmotorsorchargebatteriesandcansatisfymissionsfromheavy-liftcargodronestoairtaxis,orcommuteraircraft.Thefirstdemonstrationofthisturbogeneratorsystemwilloccurinthethirdquarterof2021,withongoingdevelopmentandqualificationtofollow. Greenengineisabouttobecomethefuturetrendofaviationenginedevelopment,howtomaintaininternationalexchangesandcooperation,andjointlypromotegreenskyisoneofthetopicsdiscussedinthe5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwhichwillbeheldinShanghaifromJune17-18,2021.ItwillbehostedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Mar 30,2021
  • Aircraft OEMs Gather at CAIIF 2021 - Forum Speakers Confirmation

    AVIC2021GoalsinCivilAircraft 10ModelAircraftResearch 2ModelFirstFlight 2ModelCertification Deliver500CivilAircraft Internationalsubcontractcompleted$1.4billion AVIC2021FocalPointofWork: Highlighttheconstructionmainlineofleadinginnovationsystemandmakebreakthroughsinmajorbasic,coreandcutting-edgetechnologies Highlighttheconstructionmainlineofadvancedequipmentsystem,completedevelopmenttasksandimprovedeliverycapability Highlighttheconstructionmainlineofmodernindustrialsystemandacceleratethedevelopmentofstrategicemergingindustriesinaviation Highlighttheconstructionmainlineofdigitalintelligencecapacitysystemandenabletheupgradingprocessoftheindustry WithAOSmanagementsystemastheframework,comprehensivelycarryouttheprojecttoimprovebasicmanagement Understandthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,hostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyAVICShenyangAircraftIndustrial(Group)Co.,Ltd.andAVICSACCommercialAircraftCompanyLtd.,co-organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.ThisforumgatheredindustryexpertsinthedomesticandforeignOEM,componentsandpartssuppliers,equipmentsuppliers,R&Dinstitutes,etc.Toexchangeanddiscussthedevelopmentprocessandfutureexplorationofthecivilaircraftindustry.Theforumincludesleaders'reports,experts'speeches,groupdiscussions,visitinvestigationsandothermajoractivities,withrichformsandmoreemphasisonthedepthofcontent. Latest2021ConfirmedSpeakers DENGYudong President AVICSACCommercialAircraftCompanyLtd.,l Topic:ExperienceSharingOfInternationalSubcontractingCooperationAndNewThinkingOfCivilAircraftDevelopmentInPost-Covid-19World ZENGWen President AVICDigitalCenter(AVICDigitalCorporationLtd.) Topic:DigitalTransformationOfAviationAndTechnicalProspectOfGoldAviationProducts(Draft) ZHUJianxin VicePresident AVICXACCommercialAircraftCo.,Ltd. Topic:BasedOnDevelopmentPatternWhereDomesticAndOverseasMarketsReinforceEachOtherWithTheDomesticMarketAsTheMainstay,AnalyzeTheCooperationAndDevelopmentOfDomesticCivilAircraftSupplyChain WUXiaowen VicePresident,Chief Engineer AVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtd. Topic:TBA AlbertVARENNE HeadofRegionalProcurementOffice,China&EastAsia Airbus Topic:GlobalSupplyChainManagementForCivilAircraftUnderTheComplexInternationalSituationAndEpidemicSituation BulletPoint --Airbus'sNewStandardsAndRequirementsInGlobalProcurement,AsWellAsTheOpportunitiesAndChallenges --SuppliersAroundTheWorld,HowCanEnsureTheQuality? --Howtodevelopinternationalsubcontractbusinessbetter? QUGuanghao AssistanttoPresident AVICSACCommercialAircraftCompanyLtd. Topic:CombinedWithDomestic/ForeignCivilAircraftSubcontractCooperation,WithTheGoalOfScientificAndTechnologicalInnovation,ToExploreTheAircraftSubassemblyProcessUpgradingAndManufacturingCapacityImprovement MUWenping DirectorofCNCMachiningPlant AVICChengduAircraftIndustrial(Group)Co.,Ltd. Topic:BreakthroughAdvancedEquipmentInnovationTechnology,PromoteTheLeadingDevelopmentOfAviationProductsNumericalControlProcess BulletPoint --LeadingCNCMachiningTechnologySharing --AnalysisOfAdvancedEquipmentRequirements --FutureDevelopmentDirectionOfDigitalProcessingTechnology LIUXin ChiefTechnologist AVICHarbinAircraftIndustryGroupCo.,Ltd. Topic:TheApplicationAndDevelopmentTrendOfDigitalTransformationInTheResearchDevelopmentOfCivilAircraft XIONGGuangli DeputyChiefTechnologist AVICJiangxiHongduAircraftIndustrial(Group)Co.,Ltd. Topic:ResearchAndPlanningOfLargePassengerAircraftSkinManufacturingTechnology(Draft) WANGZhihong DeputyDirectorofManufacturingDataCenter AVICShenyangAircraftCorporation Topic:ApplicationOfBigDataAnalysisAndDataVisualizationInAviationEnterpriseOperation WeldonZHAO InnovationTechnicalOfficer,GreaterChina DassaultSystemes Topic:DigitalTransformationInTheContextOfNewNormal BulletPoint --SolutionsForDigitalSystemsDuringAircraftDevelopment --InfluenceOfInformationInnovationAndDevelopmentOnAviationIndustry FranzSONG StrategicProjectManager Secotools Topic:TBA SeanXIE MarketingManager EmbraerChina Topic:DevelopmentTrendsAndFuturePlansOfCommercialRegionalAircraft Clickheretoregisteryourinterest Contact Lucy +86(021)51555203 marketing@galleon.cc

    Mar 19,2021
  • China's Aviation Engine R&D Status and Technical Requirements

    CJ-2000:OnMarch5,2020,theC2XC-101coreengineofCJ-2000turbofanengine,whichisdevelopedforthenewgenerationoflong-rangewidebodyaircraftCR929,wassuccessfullyignited.Anditreached100.6%speedinsubsequenttests.InAugust,2020,theR&DofCJ-2000engineenteredthecompleteassemblystage.Next,itwillfacemajornodessuchascompletingthetestandverificationaircraftin2022andobtainingtheairworthinesscertificatein2030. CJ-1000A:DevelopedforC919wassuccessfullyignitedasearlyasMay12th,2018.Thenextstepwillbehigh-altitudeplatformandflightplatformtest.Itisexpectedthatitwillbeinstalledin2025. InordertoacceleratetheR&DprocessofChinadomesticaero-engineandprovideaninformationexchangeplatform,the5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum2021willbeheldinShanghaifromJune17thto18th.Thisforumisco-organizedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.andwilldiscusshottopicssuchasthestatusquoofdomesticengineresearchanddevelopmentandtechnicalrequirements.WelcomemoreIndustrialexpertscomeandjoinus! LatestConfirmedSpeakers: ZHANGSentang Researcher-levelSeniorEngineer AECCShenyangLimingAero-EngineCo.,Ltd. GAOYang PresidentofAeroEngineInstitute ChineseFlightTestEstablishment WANGXiaofeng ResearcherFellow DoctorofEngineering,Ph.D.Tutor AECCBeijingInstituteofAeronauticalMaterials ZHANGJian ResearcherFellow DoctorofEngineering AECCBeijingInstituteofAeronauticalMaterials LIWeifeng ChinaCatiaIndustryProcess,ConsultantSeniorManager DASSAULTSYSTEMES Clickheretoregisteryourinterest Contact Lucy +86(021)51555203 marketing@galleon.cc

    Mar 19,2021
  • Shadin Avionics Introduces the AIS-360 Buffer Configurable COTS ARINC 429 Bus Manager

    ShadinAvionicsannouncesthatthenewAIS-360,anARINC429isolationandsignalmanager,hasbeenreleasedandisavailableimmediately.ThisdataadapterandintegratorisconfigurabletomeetspecificcustomerneedswhileremainingcertifiableuptoDO178CDALA.Withmultiplesuccessfulcommercialandmilitarycustomerapplicationsalreadyinservice,thisLRUisacost-effectivesolutionwhichsignificantlyincreasetheefficiencyandapplicationofasingleARINCbus.Ultimatelythisminimizesequipmentcostsandsystemcomplexitywhilemaximizingaircraftandavionicsperformance. TheAIS-360Bufferallowsforthesecureconnectionand/orisolationofmultipleARINC429avionicdatasystems.General-purposeARINC429busescanremainintact,whileuncertifiedhardwareisisolated,ensuringmaximumbusintegrityforflightcriticalsystems.Uncertifiedequipmentfailurescanbefullyisolatedwhiledataintegrityremainsat100percent.AnalternatebenefitoftheAIS-360BufferisthatitexpandsthenumberofreceiversthatcanutilizeasingleARINC429bus. “Newaircraftsystemsarebeinginstalledforvaluablecustomerandoperationalreasonsandnewflightcriticalsystemsarebeinginstalledonolderaircraft.Inbothcases,thesystemsutilizetheARINC429bus.Isolationbetweenthecertifiedanduncertifiedsystemsisextremelyimportant,”saidTrevorLund,Shadin’sdirectorofproductmanagement.“TheAIS-360Bufferenablesthisisolationallowingcustomerstoavoidcostlysystemupgrades.”    TheAIS-360Bufferhastwochannels.OneissetupforARINC429LowSpeeddataandthesecondtoreceiveARINC429HighSpeeddata.Thelabeldataisunchanged,andtheupdateratesremainidenticaltotheinputs.    Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd–23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheSmartDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails

    Mar 15,2021
  • China's AG600 Amphibious Aircraft Begins Firefighting Capability Test

    China'sdomesticallydevelopedamphibiousaircraftAG600successfullyconducteditsfirsttestflightforitsfireextinguishingsysteminJingmen,centralChina'sHubeiProvince,itsdeveloperannouncedThursday. Theaircraftperformedwellduringthetestofitswater-droppingcapabilitiesatZhangheAirportofthecity,whichisoneofitskeyfunctions,saidtheAviationIndustryCorporationofChina(AVIC). Thursday'sflighttestwillprovideabasisfortheimprovementofitsfirefightingcapacities,andbetterservethecountry'sdemandforenhancednaturaldisasterpreventionandemergencyrescuecapabilities.

    Mar 15,2021
  • CAAC Issued the Administrative Measures for Civil Pilotless Aviation Test Base (Test Area)

    CAACissuedtheadministrativemeasuresforcivilpilotlessaviationtestbase(testarea).The"measures"pointedoutthattheexperimentalareashouldcarryoutannualself-assessmenttoensuretheoperationsafetyoftheexperimentalareaandtheprogressofoutputresults.CAACregionaladministrationshallregularlyorganizerelevantpersonneltosuperviseandguidetheinformationsubmission,operationmanagementandsafetymanagementofthetestareaaccordingtotheactualsituationofthetestareaunderitsjurisdiction.Intermsofoperationmanagement,thetestareashouldorganizeandcoordinateflightactivitieswithinitsscopeaccordingtotheprinciplesoffairness,justiceandcoordination,andgraduallyestablishandimprovetheconditionsandsystemsrequiredforoperationmanagement. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay26th-28th,inLangfang,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Mar 15,2021
  • Zhang Yunyong, General Manager of China Unicom's Product Center:

    ZhangYunyong,memberoftheNationalCommitteeoftheChinesepeople'sPoliticalConsultativeConferenceandgeneralmanagerofChinaUnicom'sproductcenter,saidrecentlythatduringthe"fourteenthfiveyearplan"period,thelarge-scaledeploymentof5gnetworkwillbeaccelerated,andthereisnoproblemfor5gpenetrationratetoreach56%.ZhangYunyongrevealedthatlastyear,telecomoperatorsbuiltmorethan7000005gbasestations,coveringthemainurbanareasofmorethan300citiesinChina.Thisyear,operatorsareexpectedtobuild7000005gbasestations,coveringcountiesandevenvillages."Theactual5gpenetrationrateisexpectedtobehigherin2025." Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithLucyformoredetails.

    Mar 15,2021
  • Wu Guanghui, Chief Designer of C919: It is Expected to Obtain Airworthiness Certificate by The End of Yhis Year

    WuGuanghui,deputytotheNationalPeople'sCongressandchiefdesigneroftheC919aircraft,saidinaninterviewthatsincethefirstflightoftheC919aircraftonMay5,2017,wehavecarriedoutanumberofexperiments.Atpresent,wehaveinvestedsixaircraftforhigh-intensityflighttest.Weexpecttocompleteallflighttestsubjectsbytheendofthisyear,obtainairworthinesscertificatesanddeliverthemtousers. China'sLargePassengerAircraftprogramisinfullswing.FavorablepoliciesandaturbulentinternationalenvironmentaredrivingChina'saviationindustrytocatchupwiththeworld'sstandards.    Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,inShenyang,China.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Clickhere toregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Mar 15,2021
  • Harnessing the Power of AI to Deliver More Intelligent Engine Inspections

    Onethingistrueinanyindustry–timeismoney.SowhentheRolls-RoyceInnovationHubcameupwiththeIntelligentBorescopethatcanreducethetimeittakestoinspectanaircraftengineby75%andcouldsaveupto£100mininspectioncostsoverfiveyears,theyknewtheyhadcreatedsomethingthatwasnotonlycosteffectivebutcouldpotentiallytransformthefutureofaviationinspectionprocedures. “OurnewIntelligentBorescopecapabilitybringstogethercutting-edgetechnologyandAIinawaythathasneverbeenusedintheaviationindustrybefore,”saysAdrianoPulisciano,Rolls-RoyceImagingandComputerVisionSpecialist. HowtousetheAIandothertechnologiestoimproveefficiencyandproductionqualityisalsooneofoururgentneeds.Inthiscontext,the5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromJune17-18,2021.andwewillinvitedomesticandforeignaviationengineexpertstodiscussit,suchasAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.Ltd.,SAFRAN,HoneywellAerospaceandsoon.Alsowelcomeyoucomehere! ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithLucydirectly.

    Mar 12,2021
  • Connectivity Milestone as First XTS Satellite Goes Live

    Thefirstextremehigh-throughputsatellite(XTS)hasenteredserviceovertheAsia-Pacificregion–aneventthatPanasonicAvionicshailsasamajorevolutioninitsinflightconnectivityoffering.Thesatellite,namedAPSTAR-6D,isthecompany’slatestinvestmentininflightconnectivityforpassengersoncommercialaircraftandformsanintegralpartofPanasonicAvionics’third-generationcommunications(Gen-3)networkofhighspeed,high-bandwidthKu-bandsatellites. Thecompanysaysitisontracktocompletetheupgradeofthe2,544aircraftinstalledwithitsconnectivityservicetotheGen-3networkwithinthenextmonth.Morethan1,000commercialaircraftarecommittedtobeinginstalledwithitsconnectivityservicesandlinkedtotheGen-3networkfromtheoutset. Thishigh-speedconnectivityisnotjustimportantforfastinflightwi-fiandvideostreaming,butalsoforenablinglivetelevision(suchasPanasonic’sgloballivesportschannelsdeliveredinpartnershipwithIMG),VoIPapplications,4Gphoneservices,real-timeadsdeliveredthroughOneMedia,real-timetransactionsforinflightretailpossibilities,andgreaterbandwidthforcrewapplications. KenSain, CEOofPanasonicAvionicsCorporationdescribesAPSTAR-6Dcomingonlineas“amilestonemoment”.Headded,“Ourthird-generationcommunicationsnetworkdeliversthetargeted,flexibleuseofextremehigh-throughputcapacity,ensuringwecanmeettheneedsofourairlinecustomerswithcost-effectiveandreliablehigh-bandwidthserviceswellintothefuture.” APSTAR-6DwasjointlydesignedbyAPSATCOMandPanasonicAvionics.ItwillprovideairlineswithmultiplegigahertzofnewKu-bandcapacityoverChinaandhigh-densityroutesaroundEastAsia,includingTokyo,Seoul,Beijing,Shanghai,HongKong,Malaysia,SingaporeandIndonesiausingnarrowXTSspotbeams. APSTAR-6Dalsoprovideshighthroughputsatellite(HTS)coverageoveritsfullfieldofview,includingthePacificOcean,IndianOcean,AustraliaandtheSouthernOceansdowntoAntarctica,whichincludesareasnotservedbyanyotherHTSsatellite.Tailoringthecapacitytoareasofdemandwillimproveserviceandcoverageforusersandgivethemtheabilitytodramaticallyincreasethroughput.Thistargetedcapacityopensthedoorsforairlinestofurthercustomisetheirconnectivityofferingstomeettheevolvingexpectationsofpassengers. PanasonicAvionicsiscurrentlyengagedinactiveandongoingtrialswithairlinestodemonstratethehighdataratecapabilitiesofitsGen-3network.ThecompanyexpectsthatairlinepassengersflyingintheregionservedbyAPSTAR6DwillalsotakeadvantageoftheenhancedconnectivitythatXTSdeliversinordertoenablehigh-bandwidthappsinflight. 21Asiancarriers,representingover800aircraft,havesignedupwithPanasonicAvionicsforinflightconnectivity,includingAirChina,AllNipponAirways,CathayPacificAirways,ChinaAirlines,ChinaEastern,ChinaSouthern,EVAAir,GarudaIndonesia,HainanAirlines,HongKongAirlines,JapanAirlines,SingaporeAirlines,ThaiAirwaysandXiamenAirlines. JeffSare,VPofinfightconnectivitysolutionsatPanasonicAvionics,addedthatthecompanyisplanningfurtherinvestmentinitsglobalnetworkofKu-bandsatellitesforusebycommercialairlines.“Forexample,oursecondXTS,Eutelsat10B,isduetolaunchnextyearandwillprovideenhancedconnectivityoverEuropeandtheMiddleEast.Additionalcapacitycommitmentsarealsoplanned.” Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.    

    Feb 26,2021
  • Skyborne Buys Florida Flight School

    VeroBeachAirportinFlorida.Twofamousnamesarebasedthere:PiperAircraftandFlightSafetyAcademy.NowSkyborneAirlineAcademywillhaveaUSbasethereaswell. SkyborneAviationGrouphasacquireditsfirstpilottrainingbaseintheUnitedStatesinVeroBeach,Florida. AstatementfromSkybornenamesthebaseasVeroBeachFlightTrainingAcademy.However,thedescriptionmatchesthe FlightSafetyAcademy atVeroBeach.Whenasked,aSkybornerepresentativewouldneitherconfirmnordenythatpoint. Thenewnamewillbe‘SkyborneAirlineAcademyVeroBeach’anditwillofferprospectivepilotsUSFAAPart141approvedtrainingona13-monthresidentialprogramme,aswellasindividual,part-timemodules.Itwillalsoserveasafair-weatherbaseforSkyborne’sUKCAAIntegratedATPLprogramme,andwelcometraineesfromtheAcademy’sIndiGoCadetPilotProgrammeastheycompletetheirUSFAA141CPLSEIRplusMEflying. LeeWoodward,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,SkyborneAviationGroupLimited,said,“ThisisagreatdayforSkyborneasweexpandourglobaltrainingfootprint. “SkyborneAirlineAcademyVeroBeachwilldeliverauniquevaluepropositiontotheUSpilottrainingmarket,andwe’llsoonsharefurtherinformationonourplansforthisworld-classfacility. “Withdecadesofexperienceintrainingandeducation,andlong-standingrelationshipswiththeworld’sleadingairlines,ourteamofdirectorsandstaffarecommittedtoattractingtopUStalent,buildingthenumberoneflighttrainingschoolinthecountry.” SkyborneAirlineAcademyVeroBeachwillopeninSpring2021,offeringapproximately320flyingdayseveryyearintheFloridaskies. Locatedona10-acresitebetweenOrlandoandWestPalmBeach,theacademyisminutesfromthecoastandsituatedwithinreachof137airportsstate-wide.Withover200recentlyrenovatedbedrooms,aswimmingpool,soccerfield,volleyballcourt,cafesandbookshops,traineescanenjoyafullcampusexperience.   Underthisbackground,the6th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021 willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021 in Beijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithSara formoredetails.    

    Feb 26,2021
  • Solvay and Leonardo Launch Joint Research Lab for Thermoplastic Composites

    SolvayandLeonardohaveannouncedthelaunchofajointresearchlabdedicatedtothedevelopmentofnovelcompositematerialsandproductionprocessescriticalforthefutureoftheaerospaceindustry. TheSolvayLeonardoJointLabwillfocusonthermoplastic“engineeredmaterials”andinparticularonweldingandautomaticlamination(in-situconsolidation)ofcomplexandlargeaerospacestructureswiththegoalofmaximisingproductproperties,increasingpartproductionefficiencyandextendingtheproductlifecycle.Thefocusisonthermoplasticcompositesastheyofferuniquebenefitstouserssuchaslightweightingformorefuelefficientaircraftandtheydonotrequireautoclaveforpartconsolidationthusenablingthedevelopmentofmuchmoresustainableproductionlines.LeonardoandSolvaybelievethatthisagreementwillbethefoundationforfurtherplatformcollaborationonshortandmid-termapplicationsinaerospaceandbeyond. “ThiscollaborationisinlinewiththeG.R.O.W.strategyofSolvaytostrengthenourleadershippositionassupplierofinnovativecompositematerialsforaerospaceandothermarkets,”sharedNicolasCudre-Mauroux,SolvayChiefTechnologyandInnovationOfficer.“WebelievethatthepartnershipwithLeonardowillboostourabilitytodevelopbreakthroughthermoplasticcompositesolutionsandsubstantiallyincreasetheiradoptioninaerospace,contributingtoreducingfuelconsumptionandCO2 emissions.” AddedRobertoCingolani,Leonardo’sChiefTechnologyandInnovationOfficer:“ThiscollaborationwithSolvayisasignificantstepinresearchonadvancedmaterials,whicharepartoftheR&DprogrammerstobedevelopedbytheLeonardoLabs.Theresearcharea,centraltoLeonardo,isakeyfactorofcompetitiveness,anditwillmakeitpossibletoimprovetheperformanceandsafetyofourproducts,toexpanditspotential,withadirectreturnontheenvironmentalimpactandconsumptionofresources,boostingacircularandefficientproductionsystem.” TheSolvayLeonardoJointLabwillbebasedattheLeonardoLabinGrottaglie(Taranto)andatSolvay’sMSAC–MaterialScienceApplicationCentreinBrussels.Inaddition,thejointlaboratorywillhaveaccesstoboth companies’internalinfrastructuresandcollaborationswithinstitutions,researchcentersanduniversities,inItalyandabroad,withaviewtoopeninnovation. Intheprocessofrealizingaircraftlightweight,thedevelopmentofcompositematerialsisthefocusofresearchers.Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Feb 26,2021
  • Boeing 777s Powered by PW4000s Grounded Worldwide

    FollowingJapan’sgroundingofallBoeing777sequippedwithPratt&WhitneyPW4000-112 turbofans,theU.S.FAAlateSundaysaiditwouldissueanemergencyairworthinessdirectiverequiringimmediateor“steppedup”inspectionsoftheairplanesinreactiontoamajorenginefailureaboardaUnitedAirlines777-200onSaturday.TheordercameasUnitedAirlines,theonlyU.S.operatoroftheairplanesinquestion,saidithadgroundeditsfleetof24afterconsultationswithBoeingandtheFAA. Inastatement,FAAAdministratorSteveDicksonshedlightoninvestigators’focusonthehollowfanbladesuniquetothePW4000sinthe777.Thosebladeshavecomeunderscrutinyinthepast,followingasimilarincidentin2018involvingthesamemodelofairplaneoperatedbyUnitedAirlines.Inthiscase,theNationalTransportationSafetyBoard'sinitialinspectionfoundonebladefracturedattheroot,anadjacentbladefracturedataboutmid-span,andaportionofoneembeddedinthecontainmentring.Theremainderofthebladesshoweddamagetothetipsandleadingedges. Thesafetyofaeroenginesisthemostcriticalpointinresearchanddevelopmentandmanufacturing.Inthiscontext,the5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromJune17-18,2021,andwewillinvitedomesticandforeignaviationengineexpertstodiscussit,suchasAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.Ltd.,SAFRAN,HoneywellAerospaceandsoon.Alsowelcomeyoucomehere. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Feb 26,2021
  • Boeing 737 MAX safe to return to service, says EASA

    Boeing’stroubled737MAXcanrestartpassengeroperationsafterboththeEuropeanandUSauthoritiesgavetheOKforthereturntoserviceofamodifiedversionoftheBoeing737MAX. EASAhasmandatedapackageofsoftwareupgrades,electricalwiringrework,maintenancechecks,operationsmanualupdatesandcrewtrainingwhichwillallowtheplanetoflysafelyinEuropeanskiesafteralmosttwoyearsontheground. “Wehavereachedasignificantmilestoneonalongroad,”saidEASAExecutiveDirectorPatrickKy. “FollowingextensiveanalysisbyEASA,wehavedeterminedthatthe737MAXcansafelyreturntoservice. “ThisassessmentwascarriedoutinfullindependenceofBoeingortheFederalAviationAdministrationandwithoutanyeconomicorpoliticalpressure–weaskeddifficultquestionsuntilwegotanswersandpushedforsolutionswhichsatisfiedourexactingsafetyrequirements. Wecarriedoutourownflighttestsandsimulatorsessionsanddidnotrelyonotherstodothisforus. “Letmebequiteclearthatthisjourneydoesnotendhere,”headded.“Wehaveeveryconfidencethattheaircraftissafe,whichisthepreconditionforgivingourapproval.Butwewillcontinuetomonitor737MAXoperationscloselyastheaircraftresumesservice. “Inparallel,andatourinsistence,Boeinghasalsocommittedtoworktoenhancetheaircraftstillfurtherinthemediumterm,inordertoreachanevenhigherlevelofsafety.” TheBoeing737MAXwasgroundedworldwideinMarch2019followingthesecondoftwoaccidentswithinjustsixmonths,whichtogetherclaimed346lives. TherootcauseofthesetragicaccidentswastracedtosoftwareknownastheMCAS(ManoeuvringCharacteristicsAugmentationSystem),intendedtomaketheplaneeasiertohandle.However,theMCAS,guidedbyonlyoneAngleofAttack(AoA)sensor,kickedinrepeatedlyifthatsensormalfunctioned,pushingthenoseoftheaircraftdownwardmultipletimes.Inbothaccidents,pilotsfinallylostcontroloftheirplane,resultinginacrashwithtotallossofaircraft. “Themandatedactionsneedtobeseenasacompletepackagewhichtogetherensuretheaircraft’ssafety,”Kysaid. “Thisisnotjustaboutchangestothedesignoftheaircraft:everyindividual737MAXpilotneedstoundergoaonce-offspecialtraining,includingsimulatortraining,toensurethattheyarefullyfamiliarwiththeredesigned737MAXandtrainedtohandlespecificscenarioswhichmayariseinflight.Thiswillbereinforcedbyrecurrenttrainingtoensuretheknowledgeiskeptfresh.” TheAirworthinessDirective,whichdetailstheaircraftandoperationalsuitabilitychanges,includingcrewtrainingrequirements,mustbecarriedoutbeforeeachindividualplanereturnstoservice,givesthegreenlightfromtheEASAsideforareturntoserviceoftheaircraft. InconjunctionwiththeAirworthinessDirective,EASAalsoissuedaSafetyDirective(SD)requiringnon-EuropeanairlineswhichareholdersofEASAthirdcountryoperator(TCO)authorisationtoimplementequivalentrequirements,includingaircrewtraining.Thiswillallowforthereturntoserviceofthe737MAXwhentheaircraftconcernedareoperatedunderanEASATCOauthorisationinto,withinoroutoftheterritoryoftheEASAMemberStates. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Feb 9,2021
  • Rostec Equips Ansat with Wi-Fi and Satellite Internet

    KazanHelicoptersofRussianHelicopterholdingcompany(partofRostecStateCorporation)hasreceivedapprovalfromtheFederalAirTransportAgency(Rosaviatsiya)toequipAnsathelicopterwiththeMku30satellitecommunicationsystem.Thisoptionwillprovidehelicopterpassengerswithhigh-speedInternetaccessduringtheflight. ThisKubandsatellitecommunicationsystem,createdbyMOSTSatelliteSystems,providesupto2Mbit/sInternetaccessatthecoverageareaoftheYamalsatellites.Mku30allowstoprovideuninterruptedtransmissionoflargeamountsofdataduringflights,organizeon-boardvideoconferencesandstreamhighqualityvideoinrealtime.Datatransfertopassengers'mobiledevicesisprovidedusingaWi-Fiaccesspoint. "Ansatisaversatilehelicopterwithadesignthatallowsittobeadaptedforawidevarietyofoperations:fromanambulancetoaVIPconfigurationwithadvanceddigitalservices.Ansatequippedwithhigh-speedInternetaccessallowsitspassengerstostayintouchevenduringtheflight.Theservicewillbeusefulforbothdiscerningpassengers,aswellasdoctors,police,employeesoftheMinistryofEmergencySituations,whowillbeabletostayonlinetoreceiveoperationalinformation,"reportedtheaviationclusterofRostecStateCorporation. ThefirstAnsathelicopter,equippedwiththenewMku30satellitecommunicationsystem,waspresentedatthe53rdInternationalParisAirShowin2019. "ThesatellitecommunicationsystemwillbeinstalledintheAnsathelicopterattherequestofthecustomer.ItwillbemostrelevantforpassengerandVIPmodificationsofthehelicopter.TheabilitytousetheInternetduringflightsisanothersteptowardsimprovingthecomfortlevelofAnsathelicopters,"saidManagingDirectorofKazanHelicopters,AlexeyBelykh. RussianHelicoptersandMOSTSatelliteSystemssignedanagreementoncooperationinthefieldofjointpromotionofhelicoptertechnologyequippedwithsatellitecommunicationsystemsproducedbythelatterduringtheInternationalHelicopterIndustryExhibitionHeliRussia-2018.Theagreementalsoprovidesforthedevelopmentandimplementationofafter-salesserviceprojects. AnupgradedAnsat-Mhelicopterwithanincreasedflightrange(upto800kmwithanadditionalfueltank)tooktotheskiesonDec.29.Theupdatedversioncomeswithstaticstability,state-of-the-artavionicsandmodernizedheatingandventilationsystems.In2021,themodelwillalsoreceivethree-channelautopilot. Ansatisalightmultipurposetwin-enginehelicopter.ItsserialproductionisdeployedatKazanHelicopters.Itsdesignenablestopromptlytransformitbothintoacargoandapassengerconfigurationallowingtransportationofuptosevenpersons.InMay2015,asupplementtoatypecertificateforthemodificationofthehelicopterwithamedicalmodulewasobtained.Ansatiscertifiedforuseinthetemperaturesrangingbetween-45°Сand+50°С,andinhighmountains.InAugust2018,theFederalAirTransportAgency(Rosaviatsia)approvedamajorchangeinincreasingthecapacityofseveralassembliesandsystemsofAnsat.In2019,RosaviatsiacertifiedanincreaseintheairworthinessofAnsat'sfuselageto16,000flyinghours.InFebruary2020,RussianaviationauthoritiescertifiedtheinstallationofanemergencyfloatationsystemtoAnsat.Additionalapprovalwasissuedforamajorchangetoincreasetheairworthinesslimitationsforseveralmajorpartsofthehelicopter,makingAnsatevenmoreattractivetopotentialcustomersandincreasingitscompetitiveness. Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Feb 9,2021
  • Solvay and Leonardo Launch Joint Research Lab for Thermoplastic Composites

    SolvayandLeonardohaveannouncedthelaunchofajointresearchlabdedicatedtothedevelopmentofnovelcompositematerialsandproductionprocessescriticalforthefutureoftheaerospaceindustry. Thiscollaborationrepresentsanimportantmilestoneinenablingastep-changeincompositepartmanufactureandinreducingenvironmentalimpacts. TheSolvayLeonardoJointLabwillfocusonthermoplastic“engineeredmaterials”andinparticularonweldingandautomaticlamination(in-situconsolidation)ofcomplexandlargeaerospacestructureswiththegoalofmaximisingproductproperties,increasingpartproductionefficiencyandextendingtheproductlifecycle.Thefocusisonthermoplasticcompositesastheyofferuniquebenefitstouserssuchaslightweightingformorefuelefficientaircraftandtheydonotrequireautoclaveforpartconsolidationthusenablingthedevelopmentofmuchmoresustainableproductionlines.LeonardoandSolvaybelievethatthisagreementwillbethefoundationforfurtherplatformcollaborationonshortandmid-termapplicationsinaerospaceandbeyond. “ThiscollaborationisinlinewiththeG.R.O.W.strategyofSolvaytostrengthenourleadershippositionassupplierofinnovativecompositematerialsforaerospaceandothermarkets,”sharedNicolasCudre-Mauroux,SolvayChiefTechnologyandInnovationOfficer.“WebelievethatthepartnershipwithLeonardowillboostourabilitytodevelopbreakthroughthermoplasticcompositesolutionsandsubstantiallyincreasetheiradoptioninaerospace,contributingtoreducingfuelconsumptionandCO2 emissions.” AddedRobertoCingolani,Leonardo’sChiefTechnologyandInnovationOfficer:“ThiscollaborationwithSolvayisasignificantstepinresearchonadvancedmaterials,whicharepartoftheR&DprogrammerstobedevelopedbytheLeonardoLabs.Theresearcharea,centraltoLeonardo,isakeyfactorofcompetitiveness,anditwillmakeitpossibletoimprovetheperformanceandsafetyofourproducts,toexpanditspotential,withadirectreturnontheenvironmentalimpactandconsumptionofresources,boostingacircularandefficientproductionsystem.” TheSolvayLeonardoJointLabwillbebasedattheLeonardoLabinGrottaglie(Taranto)andatSolvay’sMSAC–MaterialScienceApplicationCentreinBrussels.Inaddition,thejointlaboratorywillhaveaccesstoboth companies’internalinfrastructuresandcollaborationswithinstitutions,researchcentersanduniversities,inItalyandabroad,withaviewtoopeninnovation. Intheprocessofrealizingaircraftlightweight,thedevelopmentofcompositematerialsisthefocusofresearchers.Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Feb 9,2021
  • Dassault Adds More Smarts to Falcon Autothrottles

    Dassault’stwin-engineRafalefighterjetisequippedwithwhatinretrospectseemsanabsurdlysimpledesignfeature:asinglethrottlelevertocontrolbothengines.DassaultengineershadlongdiscussedasimilarapplicationforabusinessjetandnowtheFrenchmanufacturerhasconductedextensiveflighttestsofasingle-throttleleverintegratedwiththethree-engineFalcon7X’sfly-by-wiredigitalflightcontrolsystem.InlateOctober,Ihadtheopportunitytotest-flyitsSmartThrottleinthe7Xflight-testaircraftandexperiencedanothernewfeaturethatDassaulthasalsobeentesting—afullrecoverymodefunctionthatcanhelppilotsrecoverfromaloss-of-controlsituation. TheflighttestingthatDassaultconductedontheexperimental7Xrevealedsignificantsafetyandoperationalbenefits.However,thecompanyhasn’tyetdecidedonwhentheSmartThrottlemightbeintegratedintoanewairplane.ThenextFalconmodelistheso-called“FalconNext,”butDassaulthasnotyetofficiallylaunchedthisprogramanditisn’tknownyetwhetherthisaircraftmightfeaturetheSmartThrottleandtherecoverymodefeaturesthatareenabledbytheSmartThrottle’sintegrationwiththefly-by-wiredigitalflightcontrolsystem(DFCS). AccordingtoDassault,the7XSmartThrottletestprogramgotunderwaymorethantwoyearsago.Toputitsimply,theSmartThrottleislikeanenhancedautothrottle,incorporatingallthenormalautothrottlecapabilitiesbuttakingadvantageofdigitaltechnologytoaddsafetyfeaturessuchasupsetrecovery,morecomprehensiveemergencydescentmodes,andenginefailuremitigation,alongwithsingle-power-leveroperation. Forthepurposesofflighttesting,the7Xwasmodifiedwiththesingle-leverSmartThrottlealongwiththreemanual“mini-throttles”thatcanoperateeachengineindividuallyandduringtakeoffandlanding.Ultimately,acertifiedversionoftheSmartThrottlewouldbeusablefromtakeofftotouchdown,butduringtesting theSmartThrottlewasusableonlyonceairborne. The7X’sinstrumentpanelwasmodifiedwiththepilot’sprimaryflightdisplay(PFD)replacedwithatouchscreendisplaythatmirroredallthefunctionsofthenormal7X’smode-controlpanel.Twosmallerdisplayscreensweremountedontheoutboardsideofthepanel,onlyfordisplayingflight-test-relatedinformation.Theflight-test7Xwassetupforsingle-pilotoperationfromtheleftseatsothatanothertestpilotorpilotsgettingdemonstrationsofthesystemcouldflyfromtherightseatwhilenotbeingrequiredcrewmembers. BecausetheSmartThrottleisentirelydigital,engineerscanaddallsortsoffeaturestotakeadvantageofthetechnology.Softandhardstopscanbeprogrammedsothepilotfeelsadetentatthemaximumclimbpowersetting,forexample,butthedetentcanbechangeddependingonconditions.Thethrottle’sfrictionisalsoadjustable,notbythepilot,butengineerscantweakfrictionsettingselectronically. It’sthemarriageoftheSmartThrottlewiththeDFCSthataddsevenmorecapability,notjusttheeaseofenginemanagementandsimplerhandlingofengine-inoperativesituationsbutalsofurtherextendingtheDFCS’scapabilities.NowDassaultismovingthatconceptforwardtotakefulladvantageoftheflightcontrolinfrastructurethatithasbeendevelopingsincethe1950s. DassaultDFCS Inthe1950s,Dassaultleadershipdecidedtobringallflightcontroldesignandmanufacturingin-houseandsetuptheflightcontrolsdepartmentinArgonay,France.ThisdevelopmentstemmedfromthecrashofaMystèreIVBfighterjet,serialnumberone,duringademonstrationflightflownbylegendarytestpilotConstantinRozanoffatDassault’sformerMelunVillarocheflight-testcenternearParis.Thecrashhadtodowiththeflightcontrols,andDassaultdecidedthatowningtheflightcontrolengineeringandproductionwouldhelpimprovesafetyandallowdesignersmorecontrolofaircrafthandlingcharacteristics. Dassault’sfirstfly-by-wire(FBW)businessjet,the7X,owesmuchofitsflightcontroldesigntoDassault’smilitaryjetdevelopment,startingwiththeMirage2000butespeciallytheRafale.Thecompany'sfightersandbusinessjetssuchastheFalcon7X,8X,andupcoming6Xallshareakeycharacteristic,aso-called“closed-loop”fly-by-wiredesign. Open-loopFBWbasicallyreplicatesthecharacteristicsofconventionalflightcontrolswhereayokeisconnectedtocables,pushrods,andinsomecaseshydraulicboosters.Inanopen-loopFBWsystem,thepilot’smovementofayokeorsidesticksendselectronicsignalsthatresultinproportionalmovementofacontrolsurface,justlikewiththemechanicalcontrols,andtheaircraftmustbetrimmedtomaintaineachdifferentattitude.Anysmallperturbationsuchasturbulencemovestheairplaneawayfromthedesiredattitude,andthepilothastoconstantlymovethecontrolstoreturntotheattitude,ortrimwhenselectinganewattitude,andthusthisisalsoknownasatrim-stableFBWsystem. Closed-loopFBWispath-stable,whichmeansthatthepilotusesthecontrolstoselectthedesiredflightpaththenletsgoofthesidestick.Thus,theFBWmaintainstheflightpathortrajectorywithoutfurtherinputfromthepilot.DassaultillustratesthisbyshowingavideooftwoFBWjetsinside-by-sidewindows,flyinginthesametrajectory,andthepilotflyingtheFalconcanbeseenwithnohandmovementwhiletheotherjet’spilotisconstantlymovingthecontrolstomaintainthedesiredflightpath.ThatisoneofthereasonsDassaultbelievestheflyingqualitiesofitsaircraftaresuperior. TheDFCSaddsanotherdimension,however,andthatistousetheoptimalcombinationofcontrolsurfacestorespondtothepilot’srequest,astransmittedthroughthesidestick,rudderpedals,and—withSmartThrottle—theenginesinmorethanjustanormalautothrottlesense. Althoughthe6Xwon’tbefittedwiththenewSmartThrottle,DassaulthasaddednewelementstoitsDFCS,whichnowincludesallsecondarycontrolsurfacesandnosewheelsteering.Anewcontrolsurface—aflaperon—onthe6Xcombinesflapsandaileronfunctions.Byincorporatingeverycontrol,the6XessentiallywringsallthepossiblebenefitoutofFBWintermsoftrajectorymanagement. EnergyManagement TheRafaledemonstratedthataddingtheengineswithsingle-lever-powercontroltotheDFCSbringsthebenefitsofenergymanagementintotheFBWsphere.DassaultengineersnaturallywonderedwhatwouldtheresultbeifthesameweredoneforaFalcon,accordingtoflightcontrolsystemengineerFrancoisDupre,andthiswasthegenesisoftheexperimental7Xtestprogram. “Whatifwecouldbroadentheflightcontrolstrategytoenergymanagementwithasinglecommandtocontroltheaircraft?”heasked.Byincludingtheengines,helpingthepilotmanageenergy,itwouldhelpthepilotcontrolspeedwithlessworkload,Dupreadded. Notonlythat,buttheengineintegrationenablesnewfunctionstoimproveoperationalsafety,hesaid.Thiscanincludehelpingthepilotinalow-orhigh-speedcondition,whichisalreadysomethingthatisdonewithautothrottle-equippedaircraft.ButSmartThrottleaddsthecapabilitytomanagetheentireengineoperatingenvelope,includingenginefailure,whileallowingthepilottokeepflyingtheairplanethesamewayasnormal(withoutanenginefailure). “Theideaistohavethesame[flyingprocess]evenincaseofenginefailure,”Dupreexplained.“You’restillmanagingenergyandwillseeitdecrease,butyoudon’thavetotakecareoflateralcontrol—that’sdoneautomaticallybytheDFCS.” Dassaulthasdemonstratedsomeofthisfunctionalityinthetwin-engineRafalewithitssinglepowerlever. ItsDFCS,forexample,usesthejet’scontrolsurfacestoprovideair-brakefunctionality.BymanagingtheRafale’senergy,theDFCSallowspilots,especiallyinthenavalversionthatlandsonaircraftcarriers,tofocusonflyingthepropertrajectorywithnoneedtodivertattentiontospeedorevenangle-of-attack.“Theworkloadisveryhigh,especiallyinbadweather,”saidDupre,“soit’sveryusefulfornavypilots.” Ofcourse,addingthesecapabilitiestotheDFCSmeansthatDassaulthastoworkcloselywithenginemanufacturerstogainfullaccesstoeveryaspectoftheengine’soperation.“Wehavetodefinetheinterface,”saidDupre.“Functionsneedtohavevisionoftheperformanceoftheengine.Theremustexistsomeexchangebetweensystemsandengines,justlikewedowithcontrolsurfaces.Thesystemhastohaveabetterunderstandingofthesituation.Thereactivityofthefunctionhastotakeintoaccountthedynamicsoftheengine.” Butevenwithanaccuratecomputermodeloftheengine,pilotsstillmustflymanyactualflightteststofine-tunethesysteminrealconditions.AndDassaulthasdevelopedtechniquestodojustthat. TheconceptofautomationtakesonnewmeaningwhenalltheprimaryandsecondarycontrolsaremanagedbytheDFCS.Whatthisallowsisstillcompleteandfullcontrolauthoritybythepilotandimprovedperformancebutalsotheopportunitytoassistthepilotinrecoveringtheaircraftifsomethinggoeswrong. “TheDFCSenablesustotakethebenefitfromfullauthority,”explainedDFCSengineerAlainBoucher.“Thisisthesamelevelofauthoritythepilothaswithmanualcontrol.Butwe’retryingtoincreasetheautomationlevelasawayofgettingquickerandmoreaccuratereactionstohazardoussituations.”Aswell,thiscouldincludeaddingfunctionslikeTAWS(terrain)andTCAS(traffic)andmakingthempartoftheautomationandperformanceandsafetyimprovements. Suchasystemcouldeasilyhelpapilotrecoverfromanupsetcausedbyawaketurbulenceencounter.“Thereareallkindsofunusualattitudeswherethepilotmaybelostalittlebitanddoesn’tknowwhattodo,”saidBoucher.“Thiscouldbringmany[opportunities]tothecrewinthesekindsofsituations.” Basicsafetyisalreadycoveredbycertificationrequirements,butthesenewfeaturesaren’taddressed,yet.“Mygoalistosayallthesesubjectscouldbepartofacertificationprogram,”hesaid.“We’regoingtowardmoresafetyandmoreprotectionsfortheaircraftandcrew.Itcouldbecomepartofregulationsinthefuture.” RecoveryMode Ultimately,thefeaturesthatDassaultexploredwiththeexperimental7XwereintegrationoftheSmartThrottleandusingtheDFCScapabilitiestoeffecttherecoverymode.TheRafaledoeshaverecoverymode,butitalsohasanaddedhigh-levelmodecalledgroundprotection.Thisusesthefighter’sDFCStoconstantlylookatthecurrentandprojectedtrajectory,andifitdeterminesthatthetrajectoryisgoingtoresultinimpactwiththeground,itpullsuptomaximumgtomaneuvertheRafalebacktosafety.Thisisenormouslyhelpfulifthepilotsuccumbstog-inducedlossofconsciousness.TheLockheedMartinF-16hasasimilarsystemcalledAutomaticGroundCollisionAvoidanceSystem,whichhassofarsaved10pilotsandnineF-16s.OneRafalehasbeensavedbythesystem,makinggroundprotectionwellworthwhile. DassaultcouldaddgroundprotectiontotheFalconDFCSatsomepoint,butthatwasn’tpartoftheexperimental7Xtestprogram.ThegroundprotectioncouldbeenabledbytappingtheFalconEyehead-updisplay’shigh-performancecamerasystem.“Wecanuseallthatstufftocontributetosafety,”saidPatrickParnis,Dassault'sheadofmarketing. Tousetherecoverymode,thepilothastopushabuttontoinitiatetherecovery,thentheDFCStakesoverandreturnstheairplanetoasafeattitude.IntheexperimentalFalcon7X,recoverymodewasprogrammedtostaywithin1.5g,whichismorecomfortableforpassengers.“Forcivilaircraft,recoverymodewillenhancesafetytohelppilotindifficultconditions,”saidJean-LouisMontel,aspecialadvisorontechnicalanddesignissuesforDassaultchairmanandCEOEricTrappier. FalconEyeandalsotheprimaryflightdisplaycouldhelpshowthepilotthattheaircraftisapproachingaloss-of-controlsituation,andifthepilotdoesn’tcorrectthesituationthentheDFCScouldengagerecoverymodeautomatically.“Theideaistopreventanupset,butifthepilotdoesn’treact,maybeheisfocusedonotherthings,automationwilltakethelead,”saidMontel.Allofthisisstillunderconsiderationandwillbeinformedbytheexperimental7Xtests. However,thegoalisalwaystokeepthepilotintheloopasmuchaspossible.“Ifwehaveacomplexsystemandthepilotisnotintheloop,thetimetoapplytherightproceduresisverylongandnotcompatiblewithtimestakenintoaccountinsafetystudies,”headded.“Theideaistohavethepilotintheloop,andnothaveadiscontinuitybetweenthepilotandtheautomation.” “Clearlythisisachallengewhenyougoformoreautomation,”saidBoucher.ButtheautomationinherentinDassault’srecoverysystemisdesignedtohelppilots,whohaveshownthatafrequentreactiontoanunexpectedunusualattitudeisthewrongcontrolinput.“Thatmeanssecondsthatyoulose[forrecovery],”hesaid. And,ofcourse,foreachoption,DassaultwillhavetocarefullyconsiderthestepsneededtoobtaincertificationfortheSmartThrottleandrecoverymodes,includingbackupmodes.“We’rejustatthebeginningofthestory,”saidMontel. TestFlyingthe7XRecoveryMode Beforeflyingtheflight-text7XfortheSmartThrottleandrecoverymodedemo,IspentsometimeinDassault’ssimulationlabatitsSt.Cloud,Franceheadquarters,gettingfamiliarizedwiththe7Xflightdeckanditsflightcharacteristics.Thelabsimulatorisn’tsetupwiththeSmartThrottle/recoverysystem,however.Butitwashelpfulto“fly”thesimulatorandpracticesomeofthemaneuverswe’dtestintherealairplanethefollowingday. ThefollowingdayIwasescortedintoDassault’sflight-testcenterattheIstres-LeTubéAirBase,whereallthecompany’smilitaryandcivilflight-testactivitiestakeplace.ThiswastobethefinalflightoftheSmartThrottle-equipped7X,andthedatarecordedbythetelemetryofficewouldbeusedaspartoftheanalysis. Priortomyflight,Dassaulttestpilotslogged50hoursinthespecially-outfitted7X,collectingdataduringtwotestcampaigns.ManyoftheflightsintroducedoperationalDassaultpilotstotheSmartThrottleandrecoverysystem. TheSmartThrottleinthetest7X,mountedinthecenteroftheforwardconsolebetweentheseats,looksalmostlikeanold-styleautomobileautomatictransmissiongearshifter.ItisbracketedbystripsofLEDlightsoneithersidethatcanhighlightvariousconditionsasawayofgivingthepilotinstantfeedbackonthestatusoftheengines. Becauseit’sdigitallycontrolled,engineerscanvarytheSmartThrottlefrictionorsethardorsoftstopsfordifferentrequirements.Forexample,thepilotmightfeelaclickwhenapproachingareduced-powertakeoffsettingorfeelahardstoppreventingtheapplicationofmorepoweriftheairplaneisnearingVmo(maximumoperatingspeed).ThelightsalongsidetheSmartThrottlecouldhighlightproblemssuchasshowingthepowersettingthedigitalflightcontrolsystem(DFCS)isusingifthethrottleitselfwerejammed. ThreelightsontheaftsideofthethrottlequadrantilluminategreenwhentheenginesareconnectedtotheSmartThrottleandredwhenthemini-throttlesareengaged.Fortakeoffandlanding,onlythemini-throttlescouldbeusedduringthetestprogram,butaproductionversionofthissystemwouldnotincludethemini-throttles. WithtestpilotsPhilippeDuchateauintheleftseatandTomValetteinthejumpseat,Iflewfromtherightseat,butasthiswasaflight-testsetuponlyonepilotwasrequired.Thus,Iwasplayingtheroleofanobserver/demonstrateeandnotarequiredcrewmember. Duringthebriefingbeforetheflight,DuchateauexplainedDassault’sphilosophybehindtherecoverysystem.“Theaimoftherecoveryfunctionistohelpincasethecrewgetsalittlebitlostinattitude,”hesaid.Newer-generationpilotstendtoflylesshands-onandarecoveryfunctioncanhelpgetthemoutoftrouble.“Butalsowaketurbulence,ifyou’regettingflippedover,youdon’thavetothinkabouthowtogetbacktoanormalposition;itwilltakeyoubacktoaniceflyingposition.” Usingthemini-throttlesfortakeofffeltalittlestrange,butthenagain,itremindedmetowonderwhypowerlevershavetobeoneofafistfulofthrottlesasinthetypicaljetdesign.Anelectronicallycontrolledengine’spowersettingscouldbemanipulatedbyanyoldvariableswitchorknob,afterall. ItookofffromIstres-LeTubé’sRunway33ingoodweatherwithcalmwindsandclimbedto5,000feetwhileIrefamiliarizedmyselfwiththeDFCS.I’veflowntheFalcon8Xbefore,sothe7Xfeltcomfortable,matchingthe8X’seasyhandlingcharacteristics.Fly-by-wirecertainlymakeslargeairplanesmorepleasanttofly. WefirstprogrammedtheRNAV33approachintheHoneywell-basedEASyavionics,thenpulledthepowerbackontheleftenginemini-throttletosimulateone-engine-outoperation.Withslats/flaps3setandhandflying,nearminimumsatabout300feet,Iclickedthego-aroundbuttononceandpushedtheSmartThrottleforwardandwatchedthepowercomeuponthetwo“good”engines.Meanwhile,theDFCScommandedtheflightdirectortobankslightlytotherightandkepttheairplaneoncourse,andthenweclimbedto2,500feet. Havingtomovejustonelevertocommandwhateverpowerisavailableisfarsimplerandlesstaxingthantryingtofigureoutwhichenginehasfailedandthendealingwiththreeseparatelevers. Forthesecondandsameapproach,withallthreeenginesoperatingandautopiloton,at300feetIpushedthego-aroundbuttononcefortheinitial“soft”go-around,whichprovidesarelativelygentlemaneuver,thenpushedthego-aroundbuttonagaintoengagethemoreaggressive“high”go-around.Thismovedthenosetoabout17degrees,withfullpower,resultingina4,000fpmclimb. Continuingtheclimb,Duchateaushowedmesomeclimbmodesthatweretestedonthis7X—a“comfort”climband“fast”climb.Thecomfortclimbisoptimizedforpassengercomfort,forexample,avoidingarapidpull-downwhilelevelingoff. WeleveledatFL400forademonstrationoftheemergencydescentmode,whichisdesignedeithertohappenfullyautomaticallyifthepilotsareincapacitatedorallowsthepilotatthecontrolstomanagethemaneuver.Thepilotcan,forexample,controldirectionwhiletheDFCScontinuestherapiddescent,thusminimizingthepilot’sworkload. Thedescentmodeturnedus90degreestotheleftanddroppedthenosealmost20degreesatmaximumspeed,withdescentratesettlingat10,000fpm,bringingthe7XrapidlydowntoFL200.Hereweplannedtoflytherecoverymaneuvers—therealmeatofthisdemonstration. LevelatFL200at250kias,DuchateauinstructedmetoflyaseriesofmaneuverswhereIwouldbanksteeplythenletthenosedropbelowthehorizon.Thesevariedbetweenbanksof110to120degreeswiththenosedropping7to15degrees.Wedidtheseincleanconfigurationandatmediumspeeds,from200to250kias. EachtimeIgeneratedtheupsetmaneuver,IwouldletgoofthecontrolsandDuchateauwouldpresstherecoverybuttonontheinstrumentpanel.AndeachtimetheDFCSsmoothlyandpreciselyreturnedthe7Xtostraightandlevelflight,pullingamaximumof1.7g,wellbelowthelimitof2.5g.Ofcourse,theDFCSalsorantheSmartThrottleasneededtomanagetherecoveryproperly. Thefinalmaneuverwaswithslats/flaps3andlandinggeardown,whereIslowedthe7Xto114kias,Vrefatthatweightandconfiguration,thenbankedleft40degreesandallowedthenosetodrop10degrees.AfterIreleasedthecontrolsandDuchateaupressedtherecoverybutton,the7Xrighteditself,losingjust200feetandpulling1.4g.Thiswasagooddemonstrationofhowtherecoverymodecouldhelpresolveanupsetintheairportenvironment. WhatwasinterestingabouttheseexerciseswasthatIdidn’tneedtotrytorecalltheupsetrecoverymantrathatI’velearnedduringafewupsetpreventionandrecoverytrainingcoursesI’veattended.TheDFCSoperatesmuchfasterthanahuman,usinganycontrolneededtocarefortheairplaneanditsoccupants. Ultimately,therecoveryprocesswassafeandamazinglysmooth.Iadmitthatitwasalotoffungettingtoflipthe7Xnearlyallthewayover,watchingthegorgeousMarseillecoastlinefillthewindows,andfeelingforcesrarelyfeltinabusinessjet. Withthecontinuousdevelopmentandprogressofscienceandtechnologylevelandinformationlevel,intelligentsciencehasbecomeanewnaturaldiscipline,andhasattractedextensiveinterestandresearchofmanyresearchers.Inrecentyears,withthedevelopmentofmicroelectronicstechnology,computertechnology,networktechnologyandsensortechnology,moreandmoreattentionhasbeenpaidtotheapplicationofintelligenttechnologyinthefieldofcivilaircraft.Itisinthistrendofcontinuousresearchonintelligenttechnologythat,ascivilaircraftanditsimportantairbornesystem,intelligentavionicssystemaimstoprovidetechnicalsupportfortherealizationofintelligentaircraft.Itsobjectivesareasfollows:(1)torealizeintelligentdrivingofcivilaircraftandreducetheburdenofflightcrewtothegreatestextent;(2)torealizeintelligentmaintenanceofcivilaircraftandimproveflightefficiencyItcanimprovetheefficiencyofaircraftmaintenance,reducethecostofaircraftmaintenanceandreducetheworkloadofmaintenance. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd–23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheSmartDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Feb 9,2021
  • Rolls-Royce Tests 100% Biofuel in Latest Business Jet Engine

    EngineersatRolls-Roycehaveconductedthefirsttestsof100%SustainableAviationFuelinabusinessjetengine. ThetestdemonstratedthattheRolls-Royce’scurrentenginesforlargecivilandbusinessjetapplicationscanoperatewith100%SAFasafulldrop-inoption,layingthegroundworkformovingthistypeoffueltowardscertification.Atpresent,SAFisonlycertifiedforblendsofupto50%withconventionaljetfuelandcanbeusedonallcurrentRolls-Royceengines. ThePearl700engineisbeingdevelopedfortheGulfstreamG700aircraftexpectedtoenterservicein2022.TheenginecombinestheAdvance2enginecorewithalow-pressuresystemtoenablean8%increaseintake-offthrustat18,250lbscomparedtotheRolls-Royce’sBR725businessjetengine. Chinaisalsoactivelypromotingthesustainabledevelopmentofaeroengines.Inthiscontext,the5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromJune17-18th,2021.ItwillbehostedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillprovideyoucutting-edgeinformationonthemarketforecastandfuturedirectionofChina'saeroengines. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Feb 8,2021
  • Universal Avionics Offers Unique Support Solution with Remote InSight Software Update

    Tucson,Arizona-January18,2021 –UniversalAvionics(UA)announcesthesuccessfulon-wingupdateofan InSightDisplaySystem’s coresoftwareviaremoteconnectiontoanaircraftlocated6,000milesawayinBuenosAires,Argentina.  WorkingwithAuthorizedDealer,RedimecS.R.L.,UAsuccessfullyupdatedthe Hawker800XP’s threeInSight EFI-1040Displays,dual TouchEFISControlDisplayUnits(ECDU),anddual AlphanumericKeyboards(ANK) fromitsTucson,Arizona,location.TheaircraftwasupdatedbymakingaremoteconnectiontoaRedimeclaptop,whichwasconnectedtothemaintenanceportofa DataConcentratorUnit(DCU)II mountedontheaircraft.  “Asacompany,wealwayslookforinnovativecapabilitiesandsolutionstosupportourdealersandendcustomers,”saidDrorYahav,UAChiefExecutiveOfficer.“Remoteconnectionisanunprecedenteduseoftechnologythatallowsustoinstantlysync,troubleshoot,diagnose,andconfiguresystemswhiletheyareinstalledinanaircraft,”headded.“Thisisauniquesolutiontothechallengingtimeswe’recurrentlyfacedwithduetoCOVID-19,wheretravelisdifficultornotatallpossible.Byutilizingremoteaccesstools,wecanincreaseaircraftreadinessandreduceaircraftdowntime.”   ThesuccessfulcompletionofthisremoteconnectionpresentsextensivepossibilitiesforUA,itsAuthorizedDealers/Integrators,andendcustomers,asitallowssystemconfigurationandsoftwareupdatestobecarriedoutremotelybyUA’sFieldServiceEngineerswhenitisimpossibleorimpracticaltotraveltotheaircraft. Inthiscase,theeffortsaved10ormoredaysofaircraftdowntimethatwouldhaveresultedfromthedealerneedingtoshiptheequipmentfromArgentinatoUA’sRepairStationinTucson,andforUAtoshiptheequipmentbackforfinalinstallation.Movingforward,thissystemenablesUAtoremotelyassistitscustomerswithvirtualdiagnosticandtroubleshootingofInSight. Inthefaceofthesevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicandtheworldeconomicsituation,duringthe14thFive-YearPlan,China'savionicsindustrywillcontinuetotakethedemandofcivilmarketasthedrivingforce,focusingonthedevelopmentrequirementsofavionicstechnology,activelycarryoutforeignexchangesandconstantlyexpandtheresultsofmutuallybeneficialcooperation,aimingtoacceleratethedevelopmentofavionicstechnology,andwillpromotethecontinuousimprovementofindependentinnovationandR&Dcapabilityindomesticavionicsfield.Themaincontentsareasfollows:DiscussionOnReliabilityAndEconomyOfAirworthinessCertificationOfNewAvionicsTechnology(5G,AI,VRandetc.),PracticeofC919AvionicsSystemAndEquipmentAirworthinessCertificationExperience,AvionicsSystemDevelopmentRequirementsOfNewTypeAircraftForFixedWingAndRotorWing(IncludingUAVAndeVTOL)andetc. Underthisbackground,the10thAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd-23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 29,2021
  • Manufacturing of CR929 Plane to Start in 2021: COMAC

    PeopleviewamodelofCR929airplaneduringtheinternationalaviationandspacesalonMAKS2019inZhukovsky. Thelong-rangewide-bodyaircraft,CR929,tobejointlydevelopedbyChinaandRussia,willkickoffitsmanufacturingin2021,saidYangZhigang,generalengineerofCommercialAircraftCorporationofChinaLtd(COMAC). YangsaidthatthestartofCR929constructionmeanstheentiredesignphase,includingthespecificshape,size,material,operationsystemsandvariouspartssuppliersoftheaircraft,willbe"frozen". "ForthecoresystemsoftheCR929,wewishtobesuppliedbytwoormorecompanies,"saidYang.Henotedthattheycanphaseinaninsurancemechanismtoensurethecontinuousoperationofthebusiness,somethingmostcivilaviationcompaniesintheworldusuallyadopt. AccordingtotheofficialwebsiteofCOMAC,CR929isadual-aisleplanetobejointlydevelopedbyChinaandRussia,initiallyorientedtowardthemarketsinChinaandRussia,whileextensivelymeetingtheglobalmarketdemandsofinternationalandregionalairpassengertransport. Meanwhile,theproductionoftheregionalaircraftARJ21andthelargejetaircraftC919arealsounderway. TheARJ21aircraftisthefirstshort-medium-rangeturbofanregionalaircraftindependentlydevelopedbyChina,accordingtotheCOMACofficialwebsite.Morethan20ARJ21sweremanufacturedin2020andtherearecurrentlyalmost50ARJ21sservingtheaviationmarket,addingmoreARJ21aircraftswillbecompletedin2021. China'sdomestically-developedlargepassengeraircraftC919isundergoingfrequentflighttestingindifferentareasofChina.On16January,C919completeditsfirstlow-temperature23-day-flighttestinHulunbuirofNorthChina'sInnerMongoliaAutonomousRegion. "TheC919aircraftisscheduledfordeliverytothefirstclientattheendof2021,"saidYang. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Wewillpaycloseattentiontothedevelopmentneedsofdomesticcivilaircraft,exploreadvancedtrendsintheaviationindustry,andpromotescientificandtechnologicalinnovationandcooperationwithmultiplesourcesofgoods. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Jan 27,2021
  • Rolls-Royce Completes First Run on £90M Testbed

    Rolls-Roycehascompletedthefirstenginerunonwhatwillbethelargestindooraerospacetestbedintheworldwhenitisofficiallyopenedinthecomingmonths. Withaninternalareaof80,729sqft,Testbed80islocatedinDerbyandconducteditsfirstrunonaRolls-RoyceTrentXWBengine.Themilestone,whichhasbeenunderconstructionforalmostthreeyears,representsa£90minvestment. ChrisCholerton,presidentRolls-RoyceCivilAerospace,said:"Todayisanimportantlandmarkinourjourneytowardsamoresustainablefutureforaerospaceandaviation."Testbed80willnotonlytestenginessuchastheTrentXWB–theworld’smostefficientaero-engineinservice–butalsotheenginesandpropulsionsystemsofthefuture,whichwillseeustakeanothersteptowardsdecarbonisation. Chinaisalsoactivelypromotingthesustainabledevelopmentofaeroengines.Inthiscontext,the5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromJune17th-18th,2021.ItwillbehostedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillprovideyoucutting-edgeinformationonthemarketforecastandfuturedirectionofChina'saeroengines. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Jan 29,2021
  • China’s First Launch of 2021 Orbits Communications Satellite

    AChineseLongMarch3BrocketdeployedtheTiantong1-03satellitetoprovidemobilecommunicationsservicesafterasuccessfullaunchTuesday,thefirstofmorethan40Chinesespacemissionssetforliftoffin2021. The184-foot-tall(56-meter)LongMarch3BrocketliftedofffromtheXichanglaunchbaseat11:25a.m.EST(1625GMT)TuesdaywiththethirdsatelliteintheTiantong1communicationsnetwork,joiningtwootherslaunchedin2016and2020,accordingtotheChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp.,knownasCASC,theprimarystate-ownedcontractorfortheChinesespaceprogram. Aftersheddingitsfourstrap-onliquid-fueledboosters,corestage,andasecondstageinthefirstfewminutesoftheflight,theLongMarch3B’shydrogen-fueledupperstagedeliveredtheTiantong1-03satellitetoanon-targetgeostationarytransferorbitrangingbetween113miles(182kilometers)and22,254miles(35,815kilometers)inaltitude. Thespacecraftseparatedfromthelauncher’supperstage,andwasexpectedtobeginaseriesoforbit-raisingmaneuverstoreachacircularorbitmorethan22,000milesovertheequator.Beforeprovidingcommunicationsservices,thesatellitewillunfurlagiantantennathatwillallowittolinkupwithusersequippedwithhandheldterminals. TheTiantongnetworkisdesignedforS-bandmobilecommunicationsservices.ChineseofficialssaidthenewsatellitewillbeusedwiththeTiangong1-01andTiantong1-02satellitesalreadyinorbit,andthenetworkwillprovidecoverageacrosstheAsia-Pacificregion,theMiddleEast,andpartsofAfrica. Thefleetwillprovide“all-weather,all-time,stable,andreliablemobilecommunicationsservicessuchasvoice,shortmessage,anddata,”accordingtoaCASCstatement. Thelaunchwasthefirstofmorethan40spacemissionsscheduledforliftofffromChinathisyear,includingthefirstelementofaChinesespacestationinthenextfewmonths,followedbythelaunchofasupplyshiptothecomplex,andtheflightofthefirstastronautstotheoutpostbeforetheendof2021. Twomorespacestationmoduleswillbeaddedin2022tocompletetheinitialassemblyoftheorbitingcomplex. Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 26,2021
  • CPaT Global Announces Expansion of New Product – CPaT Invent

    OnJan.19,CPaTGlobalannouncedthatitsrecentlyreleasedproduct,CPaTInvent,isnowavailablewithCPaT’sportfolioofaviationspecialty(orgeneralsubjects)coursesforallfleets,inadditiontoAircraftProcedurescoursesforthelargemajorityoffleets. Sincelaunchingtheproduct,theCPaTGlobalteamhasbeencontinuallybuildingoutthedynamicsoftwaretoincludeCPaT’sentireproductportfolio.ThelatestversionofInventincludesCPaT’scompletecatalogofgeneralsubjectscoursesrangingfromA-Z—fromAdverseWeather,ConceptsofWeightandBalance,andHotTemperatureOperations,toVolcanicAshandWeatherRadar,justtonameafew.TheadditionoftheAircraftProceduressuiteincludesFMSSkillstraining,CockpitProcedurestraining,andWalkAroundtrainingforthe737-800,737-8MAX,A320Enh,A330,B777,andB787fleets.AircraftProceduresfortheA220andA320neofleetswillbereadyinearlyFeb. “CPaTInventhasbeenagame-changerfordistancelearningintheaviationindustry,”saidKentMorrison,CPaTpresident.“Wewillcontinuetoexpandthecapabilitiesofthesoftwareplatformwithrobustfeaturesandnewcontenttoensurethatourclientsarefullyempoweredwiththerightsetoftoolstoimplementtheirtrainingprogram.” HavingCPaT’saviationspecialtycoursesavailableinInventallowscustomerstoself-editCPaT’sprofessionally-designedanddevelopedlessonsortheirownmaterialstoairline-specificproceduresandaviationregulations.Clientscanaddnewslides,replaceaudioandgraphics,insertnewtext,anduploadreferencematerialsuchasmanualpagesorbulletins.TheAircraftProceduressuiteispre-loadedwithOEMproceduresandoffersclients2Dand3Dtrainingforcriticalskillsaheadofcostlysimulatorandclassroomtraining.WithinCPaTInvent,theproceduraltrainingcanalsobetailoredtospecificairlineandtrainingorganization'sneeds. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 26,2021
  • Latest ARJ21 Order Boosts COMAC’s Export Prospects

    OTTAirlinesbecametheARJ21'slatestoperatorwhenitflewitsinitialcommercialservicebetweenShanghaiandBeijinglastmonth.COMAChopesanewdealwithEverbrightGroup'sleasingarmcoveringupto60ARJ21swillnexthelpitestablishapresenceinSoutheastAsia. ChinaAviationLeasing,asubsidiaryofstate-ownedChinaEverbrightGroup,inkedanagreementwithCOMAConFridayforthefirmorderof30ARJ21-700regionaljetsandoptionsonanother30worthatotalof$2.28billionatlistprices.COMACviaitsWeChataccountsaidthelatestorderwillboostthedevelopmentofChina'sdomesticsectorandpavethewayforentryintoSoutheastAsia’semergingmarkets.Planscallforthetwogroupstobuildanoverseasbasetosupportjetoperations;however,theydidnotdisclosespecifictermsofthedealorexpecteddeliveryschedules. “COMACandChinaAviationLeasingwilljointlysupportthefleetoperationsoftheARJ21aircraftandaccumulateoverseasoperatingexperiencebysettlingintotheSoutheastAsianmarket,”COMACsaidinapressrelease,addingthatpartnersmaintainaspecialcooperationagreementinplacesince2018. DespiteongoingplanstoboostChina’saircraftmanufacturingcapabilities,theARJ21hasyettomakestronggainsdomestically.Rather,Boeing737sandAirbusA320sserve90percentofChina’sregionalroutes.Whiletheworld’stwoaerospacegiantsalsoenjoyaduopolyinSoutheastAsia,ChinahasestablishedapresenceintheregionwithitsMA60turboprop.AVICexpectsitsthirdModernArkmember,theMA700,tobeginflighttestingthisyearaftersuccessfullyundergoingstatictestslastmonth. Topromoteasustainabletrajectoryofitsaerospacesector,COMACanditspartnersareacceleratingsupportactivitiesforARJ21andC919operations.Lastweek,theChineseairframeropenedacustomerservicetrainingbaseintheXiuzhouDistrict,some56milesnortheastofShanghai,tosupportoperatorsintheYangtzeRiverDelta—atriangle-shapedmegalopolisthatencompassesShanghaimunicipalityandthethreeneighboringprovincesofJiangsu,Zhejiang,andAnhui.ConsideredoneofChina’scrownjewels,theregionranksasthemostdenselypopulatedandmostaffluentareainthecountry,accountingforaquarterofthenation’sgrossdomesticproduct. ThenewbasecomesasCOMAC’sC919narrowbodyentersitsfinalflight-testingandcertificationphase.China’sregulatorissuedtheairframertypeinspectionauthorizationinlateNovember2020,effectivelyfreezingthejet’sdesign.Officialsaimfora2021certificationandfirstdeliveriesbytheendoftheyear. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Jan 15,2021
  • Rolls Considers Need To ‘Re-phase’ UltraFan Development

    Rolls-RoyceexpectstocontinuetestingUltraFanenginesintoatleast2023asitcommitstothemarketavailabilityofanewproductbytheturnofthedecade. Rolls-Roycehasnowenteredwhatitcallsan“intensive”phaseofdevelopment,asitmanufacturespartsforthefirstdemonstratorenginescheduledfortestingbytheendoftheyear.Groundtestingonitsnewpurpose-builttestbed,nownearingcompletionatitsplantinDerby,UK,willtakeplaceover“anumberofmonthsthrough2022,”followedbytestingon“multiple”engines. Targetinga25-percentreductioninemissionscomparedwiththefirstgenerationofTrentturbofans,theUltraFantechnologyprogramcouldaddressapplicationsrangingfrom25,000to100,000poundsofthrust,makingitsuitablefornarrowbodyandwidebodyairplanes.However,theCovid-19crisishasalreadyforcedsevereproductioncutsacrossarangeofseatingcapacities,andallsignspointtoaparticularlydimoutlookforthewidebodysegmentasanalystswiththeInternationalAirTransportAssociationprojectaparticularlyslowrecoveryoflong-haultravel. Now,Chinahastakenthebestwaytopreventtheepidemicandhasthefastestrecoveryinairtransport.Inthenexttwodecades,China'saviationmarketprospectsarebroad,thedevelopmentofaeroenginesisatanacceleratedstage.Inthiscontext,the5thCommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldonJune,2021,inShanghai.ItwillbehostedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillprovideyoucutting-edgeinformationonthemarketforecastandfuturedirectionofChina'saeroengines. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Jan 15,2021
  • Universal Avionics ClearVision EFVS Selected for World's 1st Supersonic Business Jet

    AerionAS2OperatorsGainEnhancedVisualOperationsandUnlimitedFieldofRegard UniversalAvionics(UA)announcestheselectionofitsClearVisionEnhancedFlightVisionSystem(EFVS)fortheAerionAS2.Thecompany’scompleteHead-UpDisplay(HUD)andEFVSsolutionfeaturingtheSkyLens™Head-WearableDisplay(HWD)withitsprovenunlimitedFieldofRegardwillbeinstalledintheworld’sfirstsupersonicbusinessjet. “UniversalAvionicsisproudtobeselectedastheEnhancedFlightVisionSystemproviderfortheAS2supersonicbusinessjet,”saidDrorYahav,UAChiefExecutiveOfficer.“ByusingtheSkyLensasawearableHead-UpDisplay,theClearVisionEFVSbringsunprecedentedcapabilitiestotheairplaneanddemonstratesacompellingroadmaptothefuture,ontopoftheprovenoperationallandingcreditandall-weatheroperation.” ClearVisionprovidesaninnovativeCombinedVisionSystem(CVS)displayedonthepilotandcopilotSkyLensHWD,theonlydisplayofitskindcertifiedtodayforcommercialaviation.TheintuitiveavionicssuiteincludesUA’shigh-resolutionEVS-5000EnhancedVisionSystem(EVS)camera,composedofsixsensorsforacomprehensiveandunprecedentedmultispectralcoverage,and3DSyntheticVisionSystem(SVS).ClearVisiongreatlyimprovescrewresourcemanagementinthecockpitoftheAS2,supportingAerion’songoingmissionoffasterpoint-to-pointtravel.Inaddition,ClearVisionofferspilotstheabilitytoovercomedegradedvisibilitysituationsdayandnighttomoveinandoutofairportsfaster,savingtimeandincreasingoperationalefficiency.WithSkyLens,pilotscontinuouslyoperatehead-upandareabletomonitorflightinformationwhileretaining3Dsituationalawarenessofterrain,andeventuallyaircrafttraffic,throughthesystem’sunlimited360-degreeFieldofRegard. “WearetrulyexcitedtobringClearVisiontothehighestlevelsofthebusinessaviationmarket,”commentedMarcBouliane,UAVicePresidentofBusinessDevelopment,MarketingandServices.“Forthepastyear,wehaveworkeddiligentlywithAerion’sengineering,flightoperationsandsupplychainteamstorefineasolutionthatfitsthevisionsetforthbyAerion.Wearehonoredtohavebeenselectedforthisground-breakingprojectandlookforwardtotheproductionlaunchoftheAS2in2023.” ClearVisionisatrustedandcertifiedsolution,flyingtodayonanumberoffixedwingandrotarywingaircraft.Nearly3,000ClearVisionEVScamerashavebeenfieldedtodate.PilotshaveadiscernableVisualAdvantageagainstincandescentandLEDairportlightingsystems,andthecompactsizeofSkyLensiscriticalforprofiledcockpitssuchasintheAS2. “Withaproventrackrecordofinnovation,UniversalAvionicshasbecomethemarketleaderinHead-WearableDisplaysystemsandEVSsensors.Thisindustry-leadingtechnologywillofferpilotsoftheAS2unparalleledvisionandenhancedsituationalawarenesscapabilities,”saidSteveBerroth,Aerion’sChiefOperatingOfficerandExecutiveVicePresidentofAircraftDevelopment.“Welookforwardtoourcontinuedcollaborationasweseektochangethefutureofaviationtogether.” Aerion’spursuitoffasterpoint-to-pointtravelbeginswiththelaunchoftheAS2supersonicbusinessjet.Designedtobeinherentlyenvironmentallyresponsiblefromfirstflight,theAS2isthefirstsupersonicaircraftdesignedtobepoweredby100%engineeredsyntheticfuelandreachsupersonicspeedswithouttheneedforanafterburner. Themanufactureof300AS2aircraftisplannedforthefirstdecadeofproduction.TheAS2willbethefirstaircrafttobeassembledatthecompany’snewglobalheadquartersinMelbourne,Florida-AerionPark.Thestate-of-the-artdevelopment–poweredbysustainabletechnology-willincorporateheadquartersoperationsplusanintegratedcampusforresearch,design,build,andmaintenanceofthecompany’ssupersonicaircraft. Inthefaceofthesevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicandtheworldeconomicsituation,duringthe14thFive-YearPlan,China'savionicsindustrywillcontinuetotakethedemandofcivilmarketasthedrivingforce,focusingonthedevelopmentrequirementsofavionicstechnology,activelycarryoutforeignexchangesandconstantlyexpandtheresultsofmutuallybeneficialcooperation,aimingtoacceleratethedevelopmentofavionicstechnology,andwillpromotethecontinuousimprovementofindependentinnovationandR&Dcapabilityindomesticavionicsfield.Themaincontentsareasfollows:DiscussionOnReliabilityAndEconomyOfAirworthinessCertificationOfNewAvionicsTechnology(5G,AI,VRandetc.),PracticeofC919AvionicsSystemAndEquipmentAirworthinessCertificationExperience,AvionicsSystemDevelopmentRequirementsOfNewTypeAircraftForFixedWingAndRotorWing(IncludingUAVAndeVTOL)andetc. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd-23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 15,2021
  • Airbus Signs Multi-satellite Contract with Intelsat

    SatelliteswillbebasedonAirbus’OneSatproductlineandbeorbit-reconfigurable,SoftwareDefinedSatellites AirbushassignedacontractwithIntelsattobuildtwoOneSatsatellitesoperatinginmultiplefrequencybandsforIntelsat’snext-generationsoftware-definednetwork.Thecontractwassignedon31December2020.ThesatelliteswillbebasedonAirbus’OneSatproductline,thelatestgenerationoffullyflexible,inorbitreconfigurable,SoftwareDefinedSatellites(SDS).OneSatisdesignedtodelivertheoptimalbalancebetweenperformance,flexibilityandcompetitivecostperbit.Financialtermswerenotdisclosed. Airbuswilldeliveranend-to-endintegratedsolution,includingdesignandmanufactureofthesatellites.Thegroundsegmentsoftwarecomponents,whenfullyintegratedintoIntelsat’snext-generationsoftwaredefinednetworkecosystemandadvanceddigitalsuitewillallowdynamicoperationofend-to-endsatelliteresources.ThetwonextgenerationSDsatelliteswillbedeliveredin2023. Jean-MarcNasr,headofAirbusSpaceSystemssaid,“Thisimportantcontractwithourlong-standingandvaluedpartnerIntelsat,hasaspecialsignificanceforAirbus.Withsixsatellitesnowinproduction–plusoptions–forthreemajoroperators,OneSathasproventhatwhenitcomestofullyreconfigurablesatellites,Airbusisthewinningchoice.OurnewindustrialcapabilitiesputinplaceatoursitesacrossEurope,togetherwithoursolidexperienceinEurostargeostationarysatellitesandmega-constellationmanufacturing,willenableproductionofourtrulydisruptiveOneSatsatanunrivalledpace.” Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inHaikou,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. ClickheretoregisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 13,2021
  • Examiners and Instructors Issue Five-point Action Plan to Boost UK Pilot Training Industry

    TheIndependentFlightExaminers’andInstructors’AssociationhascalledforactiontostimulatetheUK’sflighttrainingindustryfollowingBrexit.FiveactionpointsarelistedbyDavidHoy,vice-chairmanoftheIFEIA,andSeniorExaminerandFlightInstructor. Davidsaid,”TheUKisprobablythemostexpensivelocationforflighttraining.Highfuelprices,exorbitantlandingfeesandValueAddedTaxhaveallconspiredtopushflighttrainingoverseas.Yetourindustryhassurvived…untilnow. “Inatimewhenmanywillbediscountinganaviationcareeroption,theaviationandtravelindustryisonitskneesandisnolongerabletoofferanexcitingorstablecareer. “RememberthatUKFlightTrainingLtdwasproducingmorecommercialpilotsthantherestofthe27memberstatescombined.Thisisabouttochangeunlesssomeonewithingovernmentwakesup. “InthetwelvemonthsleadinguptoBrexit,thousandsofpilotstransferredtheirUKEASAlicencestoitsEuropeanequivalent.TheconsequentiallossofsubsequentincometotheUKCAAissignificant. “ForaflightschooltocontinueofferingtrainingforanEASAlicence,itmustobtainEASAapprovalforeachaspectofthetrainingitoffers–approvalitalreadyhadon31Decemberbutloston1January.Thisapprovalisexpensive–severalthousandsofpounds. “Moreover,theinstructorswhomtheschoolrequiredtoteachfortheEASAlicenceeitherneededtoswitchtheirlicencetoanEASAlicenceorobtainaseparateapproval.Bothroutesagainwereexpensiveandtimeconsuming. “Finally,themanycontractedexaminersintheUKwhotestforInstrumentRatingsandCommercialPilotLicenceswerealsoinformedthattheywouldneedtoEuropeanisetheirlicencestocontinueexaminingforEASAlicences.Allofthisatmassivecosttotheindividualpilot,examinerororganisation. “Also,underEASArulestheInstrumentRatingFlightTest,amajormilestoneintheprogressthroughflighttraining,maynotbeflownfromathirdcountrystate–i.e.,theUK. “ThismeansthatalthoughmostnewEASA-aspiringBritishpilottrainingcouldfeasiblytakeplaceintheUK,thefinalelementofthetrainingandtestingcanonlybecarriedoutinanEASAmemberstate–causingdisruptiontothepilots’trainingandnotinsignificantcostwhichwillinevitablybepassedontothestudent–makingthequalificationofaprofessionalpilotevenmoreexpensivethanithasbeen. “ItalsotakesincomeawayfromtheCAAandtheUKairfieldswheretrainingwastakingplace. “So,asitstandscurrentlyandevenwithouttheeffectsofCovid,theUK’sactionsinleavingEASAwillinevitablyandirreparablydamageUKflighttrainingunlesstheUKcanagreewiththeEUaframeworkwithinwhichourlicensingprocessisacceptedonanequivalentbasistothatforaEuropeanlicence.” David’slistoffiveurgentactions 1.AllUKissuedPartFCLlicencesshouldbeacceptedbyEASA. 2.AllEASAissuedlicencesshouldbeacceptedbytheUKCAA. 3.Theaboveshouldincludepilotlicences,engineersandairtrafficcontrol. 4.FlighttrainingapprovalspreviouslyheldpriortoBrexitshouldcontinuewithoutrequirementtoreapply. 5.UKairspaceshouldbeacceptedassuitableforflighttrainingandtesting. “FlightschoolspreviouslyapprovedtocarryouttrainingfortheissueofEASAlicencesshouldbeallowedtocontinue,”saidDavid.“Flightinstructorspreviouslyqualifiedtogivesuchtrainingagainshouldbeallowedtocontinue.Flightexaminerswhopreviouslyexaminednon-UKpilotsshouldbeallowedtocontinue. “TheDepartmentforTransportshouldbefightingfortotalreciprocityofpersonnellicencesandtraining,operationofaircraftandairtrafficmanagementifUKFlightTrainingLtdistoavoidliquidation.” Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. ClickheretoregisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 15,2021
  • Curtiss-Wright Receives EASA Certification for Imaging Multi-purpose Flight Recorder​

    TheEuropeanAviationSafetyAgency(EASA) hasissuedaTechnicalStandardOrder(TSO)certificationforCurtiss-Wright’simagingmulti-purposeflightrecorder. Thecertificationcoverstheimagingmulti-purposeflightrecorder(iMPFR),cockpitareacamera,cockpitareamicrophoneandimagingcockpitcontrolunitelementsoftheISSKORflightrecordersystemwhichisbeingusedbyRussianaircraftmanufacturerIrkutinitsMC-21aircraft.TheEASAcertificationisalsorecognizedbytheFederalAviationAuthority(FAA)andotherregulatorybodies. TheISSKORsystemintegratesallofthemajorcomponentsrequiredtogatherandstorecriticalflightdata,suchasparametric,voice,cockpitimage,displaydata,anddatalinkincrashprotectedmemorybasedonCurtiss-Wright’sFortressflightdatarecordersolutions. TheiMPFRsuppliedforuseontheMC-21exceeds25hoursrecordingcapacityforparametricflightdataanddatalinkinformation.Itisalsocapableofrecordingmorethantwohoursof4channelsofdigitalvoiceandcockpitimagedata. LynnBamford,presidentofdefenseandpowersegmentsatCurtiss-Wrightsaid,“WeareverypleasedtohavereceivedEASATSOcertificationfortheiMPFRandothercomponentsusedintheISSKORflightrecordersystemselectedbyIrkutfortheirexcitingnewMC-21twinjetairlinerprogram. “Weareuniquelypositionedtoprovideouraviationcustomerswithcompletedatarecordingsystemsolutions,fullyintegratedandtested,leveragingourbest-in-classFortresscockpitvoiceandflightdatarecordersolutions.” Curtiss-WrightdesignsandmanufacturesitsflightrecorderproductsatitsBournemouth,UKandDublin,Irelandfacilities. Statisticsoverthepast50yearsshowthatcommercialairtravelhasbecomeoneofthesafestandmostreliablemodesoftransportation.Asthesafetyofcommercialflightcontinuestoimprove,thedemandforadvancedcommercialavionicstechnologycontinuestogrow. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune22nd-23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 15,2021
  • Hydrogen-electric Aircraft Development Moves Forward with Multi-million Funding Awards for ZeroAvia

    ZeroAvia'sPiperlandsatCranfieldAirport,thefirsteverelectric-poweredflightofacommercial-scaleaircraftintheUKinJune2020. ZeroAviahassecured£12.3million(US$16.3million)inUKGovernmentfundingtohelpdevelopandcertifyits19-seathydrogen-electricpoweredaircraftby2023. Thefunding,whichisbeingallocatedthroughtheUK’sAerospaceTechnologyInstitute(ATI)aspartoftheHyFlyerIIproject,comesshortlyafterthecompanyraised£16m($21.4m)inafundinground.PrivateinvestorsfromtheroundincludeBreakthroughEnergyVentures,whichisbackedbyBillGates,Amazon’sClimatePledgeFundandShell. EarlierthismonthairlineZeroAviaalsoannounceditispartneringwithairlineBritishAirwaysaspartofaprogramto“speeduptheswitchtohydrogen-poweredaircraft”. ZeroAviaisdevelopingits19-seataircraft,whichwillbepoweredbyits600kWhydrogen-electricpowertrain,tohavea500milerange.Thecompanyplanstobeflying50-100seatconfigurationsbytheendofthedecade. ThenextmilestoneZeroAviaistargetingisa350mileflighttotakeplaceduringearly2023.Thecompanyflewahydrogen-electricaircraft,a6-seatPiperMalibuM350,forthefirsttimefromCranfieldusingitspowertrainfromCranfield,UKin June2020. ValMiftakhov,CEO,ZeroAviasaid,“WearedelightedwiththeATI’sdecisiontobackour19-seatpowertraindevelopmentprogram.Thisprojectisinstrumentalfordeliveringamarket-readyhydrogenpoweredsolutionfor2023thatmakespassenger-readyzerocarbonaviationareality. TheEuropeanMarineEnergyCentre(EMEC)andAeristecharealsopartoftheHyFlyerIIproject.EMECisdevelopingthehydrogenfuellingsystemsrequiredtopowertheaircraftforflighttests,includingmobilefuellingplatformssuitedtoairportenvironments.EngineeringfirmAeristechistosupplyaircompressorsystemsforthenew19-seatpowertrain. ZeroAviaclaimsthatitshydrogen-electricpowertrainwillhaveloweroperatingcoststhanitsjet-fuelledcompetitionduetolowerfuelandmaintenancecosts,inadditiontoreducingtheairpollutiontoday’saircraftemit.Thecompanyalsoplanstoofferhydrogenfuelproductionandsupplyforitspowertrains,andothercommercialcustomers,toimprovefuelavailabilityandreducepricingrisks. Intheearth'senvironmentisseriouslypollutedtoday,greenenvironmentalprotectionisthegoalofallwalksoflifetopursue. Aviationmanufacturinghasbeenstudiesbyhydrogengas,electricity,astheenginepower,throughtheuseofcompositematerialstoreducefuelconsumption,enhanceenvironmentalprotection,etc.,thesestudiesnotonlytoreducecosts,improveefficiency,butalsoforthedevelopmentoftheaviationgreen. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Dec 29,2020
  • Titan A321LR is First with Airbus’s Line-fit Wireless IFE System

    Airbushasdelivereditsfirstaircraft,anA321LRtoTitanAirways,fittedwithaline-fitin-flightentertainmentsystembasedonwirelesscommunicationsarchitecture. Thesystemfeaturesembeddedserversandrouters,wi-fiaccesspoints,andasoftwareplatform. Airbussaystheopen-softwarearchitectureprovidesairlineswiththeflexibilitytosourcetheircontentfromavarietyofwirelessin-flightentertainmentpartners. TitanAirwaysistakingitscontentfromBlueboxAviationSystems. BlueboxsaysthedeliveryoftheA321LR(G-XATW)tookplaceon26October.AirbusliststhisdeliveryashavingbeenthroughUSlessorAirLease. Titanisoneoffivelaunchcustomersforthesystem,amixoflessorsandairlinestakingbothline-fitandretrofitversions.Airbusintendsthesystemtoapplytotwin-aisleaircraftaswellassingle-aisle. Airbussaysthattheabilitytoavoidhardware-relatedinstallationissuesandpre-loadcustomisedcontentenablescarriersto“simplify”theprocessoftransferringaircraftbetweenoperatorsorlessors. Blueboxsaysitwasthefirstwirelessin-flightentertainmentpartnerselectedbyanairlinecustomerfortheprogramme. Line-fitinstallationssuchasTitan’s,itsays,involveintegrationofthein-flightentertainmentportalaftertheaircraft’stransfer-of-title,fromAirbustocustomer,iscompleted. Titan’sfirstcustomerfortheinitialA321LRisUS-basedtouroperatorTCSWorldTravelwhich,saysBluebox,requestedadditionalin-flightentertainmentfunctionalitytosupportitstourprogramme. “Thisincludedaddingcomprehensivedestination-drivenmoduleswhichinterfacewithreal-timeflightrouteinformation,”itadds. Finalsystemtestinganda2htrialflighttookplaceatLondonStansted,Titan’sbase,attheendofOctober.Thetestinvolved150tabletssetuponthetwinjettotestperformance,contentstreaming,movingmaps,connectivityandotheraspects. “Enablingthatfinallinktopassengerdevices–forentertainment,retail,andotherin-flightengagementapplications–fromthepointofaircraftdeliverywillbecomethenewstandard,andwe’veprovenwecandeliverit,”saysBlueboxchieftechnologyofficerJamesMacrae. TitanisplanningtointroduceasecondA321LRtoitsfleetinspringnextyear. Thecarrier’sA320electronicflightbagmanagerandperformanceengineerAndrewTaggartsaysBluebox“deliveredanimpressiveresult”giventhecomplextasksinvolved. AirbusproducesthehardwareforthesystemthroughitsKID-Systemesubsidiary.Severalotherwirelessin-flightentertainmentcontentpartnersaresubscribedtotheopensoftwareplatform,includingInflightDublin,CollinsAviationandDisplayInteractive. Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheldonJune3rd–4th,2021inChina,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Dec 28,2020
  • SimAero 737-800 Simulator Approved for Upset Training

    SimAero’sBoeing737-800LevelDfull-flightsimulatorhasreceivedEASAcertificationforupsetpreventionandrecoverytraining(UPRT)andfullstallandicingcapabilities.TheEASAcertificatewasissuedbyFrance’sDGAC. Thesimulator,locatedatSimAero’sParistrainingcenternearCharlesdeGaulleAirport,featuresaMoogelectric-pneumaticmotioncontrolsystemandRSIRasterXT5180-90-degreevisualdisplaysystem.AircraftequipmentincludesCFM56-7B27/B1engines,ACASII,andETOPScapability.TheUPRTupgradeisBihrle’sStallboxandwascompletedbyTRUSimulation+Training.“Stallboxhasbeenselectedbecauseofsuchimportantadvantagesaseasyinstallationwithminimaldowntime,noimpactonexistingsimulatorcertificationandnointerferencewithfuturebaselinesimulationupdates,”accordingtoSimAero. AllofSimAero’styperatingprogramshavebeenupdatedwithUPRTscenarios,whichhavealsobeenupdatedinSimAero’slearningmanagementsystemforgroundschooltraining. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimsto advanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Dec 28,2020
  • Saab and Rolls-Royce to Research Innovative Propulsion Sensing Technology

    SaabandRolls-Royceareundertakingajointresearchprogrammeintofibre-opticsensingtechnologiesforaerospacepropulsionsystems. Fibre-opticsensingtechnologieshavethepotentialtoprovideanovelsolutionthatacquiresmultiplemeasurementssuchasstrain,pressureandtemperaturealongasinglewire.Comparedtoexistingtechnologies,thislow-weightintegratedsolutioncouldofferhighertemperatureandaccuracywithintheharshoperatingenvironmentofanengine.SuchadvancedmeasurementsystemscomplimentthejourneytotheIntelligentEngineandenhanceddatadrivenengineservices. Chinaalsoneedsinnovationinthedevelopmentofaeroengines.Againstthisbackground,5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromMarch24-25,2021. Thefollowingarethehottopics: Aeroenginesimulationtechnology: ·High-fidelityphysicalmodelsandsimulationtechniquesforcomputationalfluidmechanics ·Challengesandbreakthroughsinsimulationtechnologyinthefieldofenginehigh-speed … Advancedtestingandstrengthtestingtechniquesforaeroengines: ·Carryouttheengineperformanceappraisalandevaluationcombinedwithsimulationtestandwholemachinephysicaltest,andimprovetheefficiencyandlevelofresearchanddevelopment ·Multidisciplinarydesigntosolvetheproblemoflowprecisionoftraditionaltestingprogramanalysis … ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Dec 28,2020
  • Upgraded Avionics for 2021 A5s

    ICONAircraft,whichmanufacturestheICONA5LightSportAircraft,isofferingtheGarminG3XTouchflightdisplayasanewoptionon2021ICONA5LimitedEditionaircraft. TheG3XTouch7-inchflightdisplay,whichwillbecomeavailableinearly2021,replacestheGarminaera796. ThenewsystemoffersadvancedfeaturesandincreasedsituationalawarenesswhileseamlesslyintegratingwithotherGarminavionics,enablinga2-axisautopilotasanoptionontheA5,accordingtocompanyofficials. ANA5WITHTHENEWAVIONICS,INCLUDINGANAUTOPILOT. “Ourownershaveputmorethan20,000totalhoursontheirA5s,andonethemewe’veheardfromthem—inadditiontotheincrediblefunthey’rehaving—isthedesireforanupgradedavionicsandnavigationpackage,”saidJasonHuang,president. TheGarminG3XTouchflightdisplayfeaturesahigh-resolutionscreenwithaninfraredtouch-controlinterfacethatbringsallessentialflightinformationtoyourfingertips.TheG3XTouchprovidescontrolsfortheradios,transponder,andnavigationonasingledisplay,whiletheGarminGMC507controlpanelfortheoptionalautopilotmanagesavarietyofadvancedin-flightmodesthatsignificantlydecreaseworkloadwhenactivated,ICONofficialsnote. Tocelebratethelaunchofthisinitiative,ICONisofferingaspecialownershipprogramthatprovides50%offupgradedavionicspackagesforordersplacedbytheendofFebruary2021(U.S.deliveriesonly). Thedevelopmentofnext-generationavionicsnotonlyintroducesnewideasandconcepts,butalsoneedsnewdevices,newtechnologies,andnewdevelopmenttoolstosupport.Withtherapidprogressof5Gcommunicationtechnology,high-performancecomputingsimulationtechnology,AItechnology,VRandotherrelatedtechnologiesleadtotherapiddevelopmentofavionicssystem,thecontinuousimprovementofintegration,intelligenceandIMAhasacceleratedtherealizationofthenext-generationavionics.Ithasbecomeanindispensablepartofalltypesofaircraft,andplaysaveryimportantroleinensuringthesafetyandreliabilityoflargeaircrafttocompleterelevanttasks. Inthefaceofthesevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicandtheworldeconomicsituation,duringthe14thFive-YearPlan,China'savionicsindustrywillcontinuetotakethedemandofcivilmarketasthedrivingforce,focusingonthedevelopmentrequirementsofavionicstechnology,activelycarryoutforeignexchangesandconstantlyexpandtheresultsofmutuallybeneficialcooperation,aimingtoacceleratethedevelopmentofavionicstechnology,andwillpromotethecontinuousimprovementofindependentinnovationandR&Dcapabilityindomesticavionicsfield. Underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghaionJune 22nd-23rd,focusonAviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Jan 15,2021
  • Intelsat Completes Gogo Acquisition to Become World's Biggest Provider of Mile-high Broadband

    Intelsatwillnowprovidein-flightbroadbandconnectivitytonineoftheworld’stop20airlines InternationalsatelliteoperatorIntelsathascompletedthestrategicacquisitionoftheCommercialAviationbusinessofGogo,inamovethatwillcreatetheworld’sbiggestproviderofinflightbroadbandconnectivity. The$400millionallcashdealwillbringtogetherthetwofirmstodeliverinnovationacrossthecommercialairlineindustry. “CombiningIntelsat’snext-generationglobaltelecommunicationsnetworkwithGogoCommercialAviation’sleadingcapabilitiesandairlinerelationshipswillcreateunprecedentedinnovationininflightdigitalconnectivity,unlockingexcitingnewgrowthandbrandloyaltyopportunitiesacrosstheairlineindustry,”saidIntelsatChiefExecutiveStephenSpengler. “Withourpowerful,integratedoffering,airlineswillnolongerneedtotradeoffspeed,reliabilityoravailabilityforcoverage,evenwhenflyingatfullcapacityinandoutofthebusiestairporthubs,”headded. ThedealwillallowIntelsattofurtherexpandintoverticallyintegratedmanagedmobilityservices,andintotherapidlygrowinginflightconnectivitymarket. Followingthecompletionofthedeal,Intelsatisnowresponsibleforprovidingbroadbandconnectivityfornineofthetop20globalairlines–withaninstalledbaseofmorethan3,000commercialaircraft. “Demandforinflightbroadbandisexpectedtogrowatadouble-digitrateoverthenextdecade,andweremaincommittedtolong-termsuccessinbroadbandmobilityservices.WithGogoCommercialAviation,wewillbringourcomplementaryandcollectiveexpertisetohelpsolveourcustomers’toughestinflightconnectivityandentertainmentchallenges,”saidSpengler. “Ourabilitytoinitiate,executeandrapidlyfinalisethistransactiondemonstratestheforwardmomentumthatIntelsathasmaintainedoverthecourseofthisyear.” Underthisbackground,the3rdConnectedAircraftChinaCongresswillbeheld in2021.thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAAandShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.Thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Dec 15,2020
  • VerdeGo Aero Scores Partnerships with Airflow, XTI to Power Hybrid-electric Aircraft

    Twohybrid-electricaircraftdevelopers,XTIAircraftandAirflowAero,haveselectedVerdeGoAero’sdiesel-batterypowertraintopowervehiclesintendedprimarilyforcargoapplications. AirflowagreedtopartnerwithVerdeGoAero,usingitsdiesel-batteryhybridsystemtopowerthecompany’seSTOLaircraftdesign. Airflowisdevelopinghybrid-electricshorttakeoffandlanding(eSTOL)aircraftthatrequirea300-footrunway,intendedformiddle-milelogisticsmissions,asCEOMarcAusman toldeVTOL.cominNovember.TheAirflowteam,which includesnumerousformermembersofAirbus’VahanaeVTOLtechnologydemonstrator,believesthedevelopmentandoperatingcostsofeSTOLaircraftoffersignificantbenefitsoverVTOLandhavemanymarketapplicationsthatdon’trequireverticallift. “Ourfirstproductionaircraftwillbehybrid-electricinordertomeetrangeandturnaroundtimerequirements,thenmovetofullyelectricwhenthetechnologyallows,”arepresentativeforAirflowtoldeVTOL.com. XTIAircraft,whichcontinuestodevelopitsVTOLTriFan600passengeraircraft,willuseVerdeGo’spowertrainonasmallerTriFan200modelforlogisticsmissions. BothXTI’sTriFan200andAirflow’seSTOLdesignwilluseVerdeGo’sdieselhybridsystem,whichcombinesa180-kilowattgeneratorwithabatterypacktoreduceemissionsby35percentandoperatingcostsby40percentcomparedtoconventionalturbinepowertrains,accordingtothecompany,whileoffering“fourto10times”therangeofabattery-electricsystem.VerdeGoannouncedlastmonthithad validatedthe“IronBird”prototype ofthepowertrain,developed inpartnershipwithContinentalAerospaceTechnologies,atpoweroutputlevelsabove150kilowatts. EricBartsch,CEOandco-founderofVerdeGo,andotherleadersofhybrid-electricaerospacestartupsemphasizetheadvantagesofhybrid-electricaircraftoverfully-electricdesigns,seeingfewerbarrierstoentry-into-serviceandmoreusefulrangeandpayloadcapacityinthenearterm. “Whyhavesomanyurbanairmobilitystartupsemphasizedbattery-onlysolutions?Ithink,unfortunately,it’sbecausealotofpeoplearen’tdoingthemathanddon’tunderstandthephysics,” saidBartschonapanel co-hostedbytheCaféFoundationandtheVerticalFlightSocietyinAugust.“Thefactis,themathdoesn’tworkforalotofthesemarketsegmentsforbatteriesrightnow.Themathwillworkin20years,butwedon’twanttowait.” SaleemZaheer,XTI’svicepresidentforglobalbusinessdevelopment, wroteinablogpost thatreducedoreliminatedneedforgroundcharging,all-weathercapabilityandprofitabilitynotdependentonautonomousoperationmeanthat“hybrid-electricVTOLaircraftwillattainquickerentryintoserviceandgreaterdeploymentinallusecasesotherthantheveryshorthopspossiblebyall-electriceVTOLs.” Advocatesoffullyelectricsolutionsdisagreeonthe“math”—seeinghybridsolutionsasmorecomplexandcostlysystemsthatwon’t defacto wintheracetocertification—butalsoholddifferentviewsonwherethedemandfortransportationlies,whichmayinpartexplaindifferingapproachesintheindustry. “Therealanswerisbecausehybridisn’tneededwherethevastmajorityoftripopportunityexists,andhybridresultsinamorecomplex,heavierandcostlieraircraftforUAMmissions,”MarkMoore,chiefscientistatUberElevate, wroteonLinkedIn inresponsetoBartsch’sstatement.“Lookattriprangedistributionandit’sclearthereare20-50foldmoretripsconductedat15-100miledistancesthanat200+miletrips,and100miletripswithbatteryeVTOLwithreservesisalreadypossible.” EricAllison,headofUberElevate, toldAviationTodayearlierthisyear theride-hailinggiantextensivelyanalyzedhybrid,hydrogenandfullyelectricaircraft,concludingthatthelatterresultsinnumerousecosystem-widebenefits,includingconcernsrelatedtousingliquidjetfuelatsiteswheredemandwouldbehigh. Withoutbreakthroughadvancementsinbatterytechnology,theenergydensityoflithium-ioncellshashistoricallyincreasedbythreetofivepercentannually.Onlytimewilltellwherethemajorityofdemandlies,butformissionsrequiringgreaterrangeand/orpayloadcapacity,hybridpropulsionsystemsarelikelytofindtheirwayontobothfixed-wingandVTOLaircraftprojects. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Thisforumwilldiscusstopicsfromthreeparts:"14th Five-Year PlanInterpretationofAviationIndustry","AviationIndustryInformatization"and"AdvancedAviationManufacturingTechnology". ThefollowingisTopic: ·AnalysisOnSupplyChainManagementOfDomesticCivilAircraft ·ThinkingOfTheIndependentDevelopmentAndInternationalCooperation OfChina’sCivil Aircraft InPost-Covid-19World ·ApplicationAndDevelopmentTrendOfDigitalTransformationInTheDevelopmentOfCivilAircraft ·AccelerateTheApplicationOfIndustrialInternetInAviationIndustry ·AnalysisOnTheKeyProblemsOfCivilAircraftWiringHarnessDesignAndLayout ·CurrentSituationAndTrendOfCompositeMaterialFormingProcessForLargePassengerAircraft ·NewMeasurementAndTesting--ToMeetTheMeasurementRequirementsOfStructuralIntegrity and Reliability Inadditiontothethemereport,therearegroupdiscussions,one-on-onebusinessnegotiations,fieldtripsandotherlinks.Theforumisdiverseinformandrichincontent.Wewelcometheparticipationoffriendsfromtheindustryandthosewhoareinterestedinenteringtheaviationindustry. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Dec 14,2020
  • A Pilot and Mechanic Explain What’s Needed to Bring the 737 MAX Back

    OnDecemberthe9th,AmericanAirlinesflewitsfirstcivilianpassengerflightontheBoeing737MAXsinceits20-monthgrounding. Insteadofoperatinga“flighttonowhere”—likeit’sdoingforemployees—Americanbroughtthe95-or-soinvitedgueststoitsmaintenancefacilityinTulsa,Oklahoma.Afterpullinguptotheaptly-named“Boeing737CenterofExcellence”hangar,journalists—myselfincluded—hadtheopportunitytohearfirst-handfromthetopbrassofAmericanAirlines’pilotsandmechanicsastohowthecarrierisbringingtheMAXback. American,BoeingandtheotherMAXoperatorsneedtoworktorestoreconfidenceinthejet.Andwhatbetterwaytodothatthanbyspeakingtotheprofessionalsresponsibleforrestoringtheplanestoservice. “Ihave—andwillcontinue—flyingwithmymotheronthisaircraft,”saidRogerSteele,American’sseniormechanicoverseeingthe737retrofitprogram. Steele,a34-yearveteranattheairline,explainedtherequiredchangesbeginwiththeaircraftsoftware.ForanAmericanAirlines737MAXtogetrecertified,linesofcodeneedtobeaddedtotheflightcontrolcomputersthatrelatetotheangle-of-attacksensors,whichindirectlymeasurehowmuchliftisgeneratedbythewings. Now,bothofthesesensorsmustbeinabsoluteagreementastotheirmeasurementsbeforetheMCAS,orManeuveringCharacteristicsAugmentationSystem,kicksin.(Faultyangle-of-attackreadingsfromjustonesingledamagedsensorwerecitedbyregulatorsasbeingpartiallyresponsibleforthetwoMAXcrashes.) Ittakesaboutfourhourstoruntheentiresoftwareupdate,similartosomeoneupgradingtothelatestversionofWindowsonalaptop. Infact,that’sexactlyhowtheMAX’sflightcontrolcomputersareupdated. Anethernetcableconnectstheflightdeckcomputerstoalaptop.ThetechnicianthenloadstheBoeingsoftwarefixtotheplane,beforerebootingthecockpitcomputersandrunningthroughachecklisttoensurethatthesoftwareisup-to-date. Aftertheupdateisinstalled,AmericanworkswiththeFederalAviationAdministrationtoobtainanairworthinesscertificate.TheFAAcheckstheaircraftforcompliancetoallthenewandexistingdocumentedproceduresbeforeanupdatedMAXisreadyforits“ORF,”oroperationalreadinessflight.AfterasuccessfulORF,theMAXisapprovedtoflypassengers. 737MAXangle-of-attacksensor PriortoWednesday,all24ofthecarrier’sMAXeswereparkedinTulsa.Steeleconfirmedthatthesoftwarefixesareontracktobeinstalledfleet-widebyJanuary2021. Twoaircraft,includingN308RDthatflewmediaonWednesday,havealreadybeenupgraded.American’sfirstcommercialflightontheMAXisscheduledtotakeplaceinjustoverthreeweeks,onDec.29fromMiami(MIA)toNewYorkLaGuardia(LGA). Whiletheairline’smechanicsareworkingtoinstallthenewsoftware,American’spilotsaregoing“backtoschool”foradeep-diveinhowtoflytheplaneduringemergencies. Capt.AlanJohnson,American’sseniormanagerforflightstandards,saidthat“thishasbeenapilot-ledinitiative,andwe’retryingtohonorthesacrificeofthe346soulsmovingforward.” Johnsonexplainedthatall2,700ofAmerican’sBoeing737linepilotswillgothroughasimulator-basedtrainingexercisebeforebeingapprovedtoflyaMAX.Americanhasaccesstofourmulti-milliondollarsimulatorsnationwide:oneinMiamiandthreeintheDallas/FortWorthmetroarea.There’snofirmtimelineyetastowhenallpilotswillberetrained. ThenewflighttrainingrequirementscomedirectlyfromtheFlightStandardizationBoard(FSB)reportthattheFAAunveiledwhenitformallyungroundedthejetonNov.18. Pilots,ingroupsoffouratatime,willattendanhour-longclassroom-basedbriefingledbyaflightinstructor,beforeheadingtothesimulatorforatwo-hoursessionof“whatcouldgowrongwiththeMAX.” Boeinghascreatedanewtrainingmodulethatsimulatesalltypesofemergencies,includingastall,runawaytrim,go-around,incorrectangle-of-attackreadingandmore.Themodulewascreatedtoreplicatereal-worldconditions.Boeinghasalreadyoperatedaseriesoftestflightswhereitcapturedflightdatathatitcouldthenloadtothesimulatorprofile. Capt.ChrisHurrell,the737fleetcaptainis“veryconfidentthatthesechangesaddressalltheissuesthatoccurredduringthetwoaccidents.”Capt.PeteGamble,whopilotedthedemoflights,addedthat“we’vemadethelinksinthechainofsafetymuchgreaterthanitwasbefore.” Sofar,91ofthe95flightinstructorshavebeenretrained,aswellaseightmaintenancepilots.Theseinstructorswillthentrainallthelinepilotsontheupdatedprocedures. Aftertraining,the“linesofcommunication”remainopen;pilotsareencouragedtoaskquestionsandseekmoredata.“WecanalwaysaskBoeingforadditionalclarity,”Gambleadded. ThisopenlineofcommunicationishowAmericanplanstoworkwithapprehensivecrewmemberswhomightbedispleasedatthethoughtofworkingonMAX. “Knowledgeispower,”saidGamble.“Wetrytomakesurethatthecrewhasallsafetyinformationanddataavailable,farbeyondwhatyouneedtosafelyoperatetheaircraft.” AstohowAmericancouldrecertifyitsMAXessoquickly—justtwoweeksaftertheFAAungrounding—themechanicscitedthefactthatAmericanchosetokeepitsMAXesinanairworthyconditionduringthe20-month-longrecertificationprocess. Theaircraftdidn’tsitidle.Theywerepoweredupevery10days,andtheyweremovedaroundtheTulsaairfieldtokeeptiresrotated. So,howwelldidAmericandoatconvincingthepublicthatit’ssafetoflytheMAXagain?Thatanswerwilllikelyhavetowaituntiltheplaneisbackonthescheduletofindout. Anduntilyou’rereadytoflytheMAX,American,andothercarriers,willbeflexible.DavidSeymour,American’schiefoperatingofficer,confirmedthat“ifacustomerdoesn’twanttoflyona737MAXaircraft,theywon’thaveto—andtheycaneasilybereaccomodatedonanotherflight.” Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Dec 14,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Launches VR Software to Help Engineers Repair Aircraft Engines

    Accordingtothe news reported,VR software can clearlyvieweachenginepartin perspective andusetheVRcontrolhandleto disassemble it.Theusercanusethecontrolhandletodrawinthree-dimensionalspaceandaddnotes. Inthissimulationsoftware,userscanevenpickupavarietyoftoolstodisassembleandmaintaintheengineasinreality.Userscanevenuseapapercuttertopeeloffthesealingtape. Themaintenancestepssuchas"preparation,removingthecableconnection,disconnectingtheA/Cfuelsupplyline,anddrainingtheFPMU".Eachstephasdetailedinstructions.Therearealwaystworoles:MaintainerandInstructorintheVRscene,whichcancommunicatewitheachother. TheadvantagesofusingVRsoftwaretotrainmaintenancepersonnelare: ·reducestraining,personneltravelcosts ·reducestrainingobstacles ·reducespersonnelandequipmentrisks ·reducesaircraftgroundingtime ·improvespersonnelsafety ·Adeeperunderstandingoftheoperatingprinciplesofaero-engines ·improvestheefficiencyofknowledgeacquisitionandimprovesthememoryeffect ·allowsstudentstoparticipateandincreasepracticalexperience Inthe"14thFive-YearPlan"period,inthefaceofsevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicandworldeconomicsituation,China'saviationengineindustryaroundthe"digitalengine","smartengine".Withthehelpofhigh-performancecomputingsimulationtechnology,5Gcommunicationtechnology,Alartificialintelligencetechnology,VRvirtualrealityandotherrelatedtechnologiestoachievedesignandmanufacturingsynergy,reducetheriskandcostofaviationenginedevelopment,reducephysicaltesting,shortenthedevelopmentcycle,improvetheefficiencyandqualityofengineresearchanddevelopment. Againstthisbackground,5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromMarch24-25,2021. Thefollowingisthehottopics: Aeroenginesimulationtechnology: l High-fidelityphysicalmodelsandsimulationtechniquesforcomputationalfluidmechanics l Challengesandbreakthroughsinsimulationtechnologyinthefieldofenginehigh-speed …… Advancedtestingandstrengthtestingtechniquesforaeroengines: ·Carryouttheengineperformanceappraisalandevaluationcombinedwithsimulationtestandwholemachinephysicaltest,andimprovetheefficiencyandlevelofresearchanddevelopment ·Multidisciplinarydesigntosolvetheproblemoflowprecisionoftraditionaltestingprogramanalysis …… ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Dec 15,2020
  • Embraer Sees Synthetic Vision Approved on Praetor 500 and 600

    ThecapabilityhasbeencertifiedbytheBrazilianANACandtheFAA. Embraer announcedonSeptember28thatithadsecuredBrazilianANACandFAAapprovalforitssyntheticvisionsystem(SyntheticVisionGuidanceSystem)upgradetothe CollinsProLineFusionflightdeck onits Praetor500and600businessjets. Themanufactureristhefirsttoobtainsuchapproval. SVGSoperatesindependentlyoftheenhancedvisionsystemfoundontheFusionintegratedflightdeck.Theoption“providespilotswithadynamicperceptionofposition,trend,andmotion,facilitatingthetransitiontovisualreferences,”accordingtoapressrelease,andenablingpilotstocompleteapproachestolowerminimums.UsingtheSVGS,theaircraftcanbeflowntoadecisionheightof150feetagl(asopposedto200feet),allowingforapproacheswithlowerceilings.TheSVGScanbeusedwithorwithoutahead-updisplay(HUD). “AtEmbraer,wearecommittedtocontinuouslyimprovingouralreadyindustry-leadingproductstodelivertheultimateexperienceinbusinessaviation,”saidMichaelAmalfitano,presidentandCEOofEmbraerExecutiveJets.“JusttwomonthsaftercertifyingtheelectricpocketdoorandmakingtheHEPAfilterstandard,weareproudtocertifyanotherPraetor500andPraetor600innovation. Thankstoourunparalleledengineeringteamandworld-classpartnershipwithCollinsAerospace,Embraerisproudtoofferbusinessaviation’sfirstSyntheticVisionGuidanceSystemonthePraetor500andPraetor600,furthersolidifyingtheirpositionasthemostdisruptiveandtechnologicallyadvancedmidsizebusinessjetsinthemarket.” TheSVGSisretrofittableto Legacy450, Legacy500,Praetor500,andPraetor600aircraft,inadditiontoitsavailabilityonnewdeliveries.ThePraetor500and600wereannouncedinOctober2018,andcertificatedlessthanayearlater.The500boastsarangeof3,340nmwithfourpassengersandNBAAIFRreserves.ThePraetor600isinthesuper-midsizecategory,anditsrangemakespossiblenonstopflightsfromParistoNewYork,orSãoPaulotoMiami—atarangeof4,018nm. IntheLastDecade WiththerapidgrowthofChina'scivilaviationmarket,thecivilaviationindustryhasgraduallyintegratedintotheworldaviationindustrychain.Chinaattachesgreatimportancetoitsdevelopment.TheR&DandoperationofdomesticcivilaircraftmodelssuchasCR929,C919,ARJ21,MAseriesregionaljetandACserieshelicopterprovideimportantsupportforthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationtransportationindustryandtransformationandupgradingofindustries. IntheNextDecade Thedevelopmentofnext-generationavionicsnotonlyintroducesnewideasandconcepts,butalsoneedsnewdevices,newtechnologies,andnewdevelopmenttoolstosupport. Withtherapidprogressof5Gcommunicationtechnology,high-performancecomputingsimulationtechnology,AItechnology,VRandotherrelatedtechnologiesleadtotherapiddevelopmentofavionicssystem,thecontinuousimprovementofintegration,intelligenceandIMAhasacceleratedtherealizationofthenext-generationavionics.Ithasbecomeanindispensablepartofalltypesofaircraft,andplaysaveryimportantroleinensuringthesafetyandreliabilityoflargeaircrafttocompleterelevanttasks. Inthefaceofthesevereandcomplexinternationalepidemicandtheworldeconomicsituation,duringthe14thFive-YearPlan,China'savionicsindustrywillcontinuetotakethedemandofcivilmarketasthedrivingforce,focusingonthedevelopmentrequirementsofavionicstechnology,activelycarryoutforeignexchangesandconstantlyexpandtheresultsofmutuallybeneficialcooperation,aimingtoacceleratethedevelopmentofavionicstechnology,andwillpromotethecontinuousimprovementofindependentinnovationandR&Dcapabilityindomesticavionicsfield. Under this background,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghai onJune 9th-10th,focuson Aviation14thFive-YearPlanLayOut,PayAttentiontotheDevelopmentofAvionicsIndustry,ImprovetheCapabilityofIndependentR&D,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Nov 27,2020
  • DARPA Contracts Three Teams for Active Flow Control Experimental Aircraft

    TheUSDefenseAdvancedResearchProjectsAgency(DARPA)hasissuedcontractstothreeindustryteamstodevelopexperimentalaircraft(X-plane)basedonactiveflowcontrol,anarearelativelylittleexploredcomparedwithtraditionalflightcontrols. AuroraFlightSciences,LockheedMartin,andGeorgiaTechResearchCorporationwereselectedtoworkontheControlofRevolutionaryAircraftwithNovelEffectors(CRANE)programme,accordingtoanagencystatement.Thegoalistodemonstratesignificantefficiencybenefitsofactiveflowcontrol,aswellasimprovementsinaircraftcost,weight,performance,andreliability. Thiscoplanarjoined-wingmodelisindicativeofseveralaircraftconfigurations,conventionalandunconventional,AuroraFlightSciencesandBoeingmayexploreundertheCRANEprogramme.Boeinghasconductednumeroustestactivitiesinthedomainofactiveflowcontrol,includingwindtunnelandflighttests.(AuroraFlightSciences) AlexanderWalan,CRANEprogrammemanager,wasquotedbyDARPAon20Julyassayingthatthecontractrecipientsarelookingatusingactiveflowcontrolearlyinthedesignscope,whichhesaidhasnotbeendonebefore.Activeflowcontrol,hesaid,hasbeenexploredatacomponentlevelbutnotasanintegralpieceofaircraftdesign.Byalteringthedesignapproach,CRANEseekstomaximisethechanceofasuccessfulX-planedevelopmentwhilealsointegratingactiveflowcontrolintotheaircraft’sstabilityandcontrol. DARPAsaidon17NovemberthattheCRANEprogrammeisorganisedintofourphases.ThecurrentawardincludesafundedPhase0effortwithanoptionforPhase1.ProposalsforPhases2and3willbesolicitedlaterintheprogramme.DARPAplanstoexecutePhase1contractoptionsforatleasttwocontractors. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th -21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Thisforumwillinvitethegovernment,domestic and international aircraftOEMs,aero-engineOEMs,aviationpartsresearchanddevelopmentandmanufacturingunits,collegesanduniversitiesandresearchinstitute,wearegoingtohavediscussion,suchasfromthecivilaircraftairworthinessapproval,advancedmanufacturingtechnology,digitaltransformationanddemand,weareverywelcomesupplierstoactivelyparticipateinthefollowingcategories: ·AircraftSystems/Parts/Components ·Assembly/Marking/Coating ·IndustrialInternetsoftware ·Simulation ·CuttingFluid ·TestEquipment ·Solutionprovider ·machineTools/Robotics ·AeronauticalMaterials ...... ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Nov 27,2020
  • FAA, EC Sign New Pilot Licensing, Training Annexes

    TheU.S.FAAandEuropeanCommission(EC)recentlysigneddecisionsonseveralareasofcollaboration,includingtwonewannexesthatexpandtheU.S.-EUSafetyAgreementregardingpilotlicensingandflightsimulationdevices.Thenewannexesmarktheculminationofamulti-yearefforttopermitreciprocalacceptanceofcertainapprovals,theFAAsaid,addingthattheyreduceduplicationandleverageFAAandEUresources. OneoftheannexesfacilitatestheconversionofFAAandEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgency(EASA)privatepilotcertificates,airplaneratings,andinstrumentratings.Anestimated9,000EuropeanresidentsholdFAApilotcertificates,theagencysaid.ThesecondannexenablestheFAAandEU/memberstateauthoritiestoconductrecurrentevaluationsonflightsimulationtrainingdevicesoneachother’sbehalfintheU.S.andinEurope. TheGeneralAviationManufacturersAssociation(GAMA)calledthenewannexesa“significantmilestone”intheefforttoimprovesafetyandstreamlinepilotlicensingandtrainingacceptances. “WeapplaudtheworkdonebetweentheEUandtheU.S.tofinalizeandreachagreementontheselong-awaitedannexes,”saidGAMApresidentandCEOPeteBunce.NotingGAMA’seffortstoadvocatefortheharmonizationoflicensevalidationsandrecognitionofflightsimulatorcertifications,Bunceadded,“[GAMA]willcontinuetoworkforgrowthandadvancementswithinthegeneralandbusinessaviationindustryandlookforwardtoexpandingbilateralaviationsafetycooperation.” Inall,theFAAandtheECsignedfourdecisionsduringthe14thmeetingoftheBilateralOversightBoard.AlsosignedweredecisionsinvolvingauthorizationsforEU-certificatedmaintenancetechniciansandareductioninthefeesthatEASAchargesU.S.manufacturersforbasicdesignchangesonU.S.aerospaceproducts. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Nov 26,2020
  • Rolls-Royce to Begin Unblended SAF Tests

    Withtheintensefocusoftheaviationindustryontheloweringofitscarbonfootprint,Rolls-Royceislookingaheadtothedaywhensustainableaviationfuel(SAF)becomesmore widelyavailableandwillbeginexploringtheuseof100percentSAFononeofitsenginesthisweek. ThepowerplantmakerwillconductgroundtestingwithoneofitsTrentenginesonastandatitsDerby,UKtestfacility,usingSAFproducedbyWorldEnergyinCaliforniaanddeliveredbySkyNRG. Theprogramisaimedatdetermininghowthecompany’scurrentenginedesignsoperateon“neat”orunblendedSAF andwhatfuturemodificationscouldbenefitthem.AccordingtoSimonBurr,thecompany’sdirectorofproductdevelopmentandtechnology,Rolls-Royce willinductanenginefromitsPearlfamily—whichpowersthein-flight-testGulfstreamG700andBombardierGlobal5500and6500—intothe100percentSAFtestprograminthenewyearatitsGermanylocation.“IwouldjustsayIamlessworriedaboutrelightandtheoperabilityoftheengine,”Burrtold AIN.“Idon’tthinkthosethingsareamajorconsideration,it’smainlytheissueof[fuelsystem]sealinginparticularthatistheprimeanxiety.” Currently,tobeconsideredadrop-inreplacementforstandardjet-A andtomeetthespecificationforASTMD7566,SAFmustbeblendedtoensurethepresenceofproperamountsofaromaticcompounds,whicharegenerallylackinginneatSAF. Burrnotedthatinthecompany’smodernengines,nitrilesealshavebeensupplantedwiththosemadefromsyntheticmaterialssuchasfluorocarbonandfluorosilicon,whichareunaffectedbyaromaticcontent. “I’mconfidentthefuelwe’retestingwouldworkquitehappilyonallourcurrentengines,”hesaid,addingthathewouldexpecttosoonseeanairframersuchasGulfstreamannounceatestflighton100percentSAF. “Butwehavetosupportourenginesgoingbackdecadesandsowehavetobediligentandsay,'Whatwouldwerequireifwewanttorun100percentSAFonanenginethatwasbuilt30yearsago?'"Asthetestprogramcontinues,Rolls-Roycewillcontinuallyreassessthestatusofthemarkettodecideifitneedstobeginbacktestingitslegacyengines. TheTrentengineselectedforthetestisequippedwiththemanufacturer’snewALECsys(advancedlowemissionscombustionsystem),partofitsUltraFannext-generationhigh-bypassratioenginedemonstratorprogramthatisanticipatedtooffera25percentfuelsavingsoverthestandardTrent.Burrinsiststhatthetestresults,whichRolls-Roycewillshare,willbeapplicabletoregularengines.“Justtobeclear,thetesthasnothingtodowiththecombustionsystem,itjusthappenswe’vegotanenginetestvehiclewithverysophisticatedemissionsmeasurementonit,sowe’reusingthat.” WiththetotalSAFavailableatpresentonlyequatingto0.1percentofglobaljetfuelproduction,butwithaspirationstoboostthatlevelto2percentinthecomingdecade,Burracknowledged thatthesetestsarelookingoutoverthehorizon,intermsoffurtheringtheindustry’sgoalsaswellasRolls-Royce’sownefforts,evenastheworldremainsfundamentallychanged.“Covidsqueezeseverybudget,”hesaid.”Thefactthatwe’redoingthistellsyouthatweregarditasimportant.” Productionwithhighvalue,whilesavingfuel,isalsothedevelopmenttrendofourcountry'sengines.Underthisbackground,the5th CommercialAeroEnginesShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromMarch24th-25th,2021.Focusingonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depth,theforuminvitedanumberofdomesticandforeignaeroenginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunits. Thefollowingisthehottopics: ·Theaviationindustrypolicyandmarkettrendsunderthe14thFive-YearPlan ·Aeroenginesimulationtechnology ·Advancedtestandtesttechnologyforaeroengines ·Advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Nov 27,2020
  • 6th Aeronautical Materials and Manufacturing Technology Shanghai International Forum Was Successfully Held

    Currently,109 Xinzhouseries aircraftsand39ARJ21havebeendelivered,andtheordersforC919aircrafthavereached815.China'scivilaviation industryhassteppedintoastageofrapiddevelopment,which isaccompaniedbytheinnovationandapplicationof materials. Sincethe13thFive-YearPlan,Chinahasputalot emphasized oncompositematerials.Itispredictedthatby2023,China’saviationcompositematerialmarketwillreach28.27billionyuan. Inthiscontext,the6th AeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnologyShanghaiInternationalForumwassuccessfullyheldinShanghaifromNovember18thto19th.Theforumattractedmorethan150domesticandforeigncompanies,includinggovernments,aviation materialsinstitutions,universities,OEM,componentsuppliers,testingandcertification,etc.Over 200representativesattendedtheforum. Theforumwashostedby MINHANGDISTRICTASSOCIATIONFORSCIENCE&ECHNOLOGYOFSHANGHAI,SHANGHAISOCIETYOFAERONAUTICS,CivilAircraftMaterialsIndustryDevelopmentAlliance,COMACShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCo.,Ltd.,BAOWUSPECIALMETALLURGYCO.,LTD. ,supportedby ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics CommercialAircraftCorporationofChina,Ltd,co-organizedby COMACShanghaiAircraftDesignandResearchInstitute,AECCCOMMERCIALAIRCRAFTENGINECO.,LTD.,ChinaSuperalloyInnovationStrategicAlliance (CSISA),andorganizedby Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Since2016,3Dprintinghasbeguntodevelopsteadily,andcivilaviationadditivemanufacturinghasbegunaseriesofmergers,andhasgraduallymovedtowardsasteadypathofcommercialmergersandairworthinesscertification.Thecivilaviationadditivemanufacturing’sfuturedevelopmentdirectionislow-cost,intelligentandintegrated.Inrecentyears,“therearestillsomekeycoretechnologiesthatareinurgentneedofbreakthroughs:includingdesign,failurecriteriaandforwardverificationtestanalysismethods,powderrecoverystandardsandidentificationofkeyparameters,andqualitystabilitytechnologies,Processequipmentequivalenceverificationtechnologyandnon-destructivetestingtechnology,etc."YIJunlan,DeputyDirectorofEcological Manufacturing Department/SeniorR&DEngineer AeronauticalManufacturingTechnology Instituteof COMACShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCo.,Ltd. said,"Forfuturevision,thefirstistofacepractice.Westillhaveacertaingap inbasicdatawithforeigncountries.Thisdataneedstobesupplemented;thesecondistofaceitpositively,takeapositivedesignpath,andbetterutilizetheadvantagesthroughthedesignofadditivemanufacturing." Theforum established a platformbetweencivilaircraftmanufacturersandsuppliers.Regardinghowtoimprovetheutilityofaviationmaterials,andpromotetheupgradingandinnovationofaeronautical materials,variousunitshavecarriedoutinformationexchangesandconstructivecooperationtoactivelypromotethevigorousandhealthydevelopmentofthecivilaviationindustry.

    Nov 20,2020
  • FreeFlight Adds Digital-to-Analog Radar Alt Convertor

    FreeFlightSystemshasunveiledtheFDC-500Convertor,acompactdigital-to-analogconvertorthatallowsthereplacementofheavy,legacyradaraltimeterswithFreeFlightSystems’RA4000/4500radaraltimeters,whileretainingexistingantennas,cabling,andflightdeckindicators.AccordingtotheIrving,Texas-basedcompany,theFDC-500willallowRA4000/4500installationsintoturbopropsandsmallbusinessjets,whileretainingtheiroriginalanalogpanelindicatorssuchastheBendixKingKNI415andKNI416altitudeIndicators. TheRA4000/4500radaraltimeterisa“robustandreliablesolutiontoprovideaccurateheightaboveterrainforaircraftinharshconditionsandenvironmentstimeandtimeagain,”thecompanysaid. “IncontinuingFreeFlight’smissiontooutfitlegacyaircraftwithavionicsformodernairspacesystems,theFDC-500isanidealproducttoaddtoourportfolio,”saidFreeFlightSystemspresidentandCEOTimTaylor. DeliveriesoftheFDC-500willbeginnextmonth,headded. Thedigitaldevelopmentofavionicssystemisattractingmoreandmoreattention.Ithasbecomeanindispensablepartoflargecivil aircraft,andplaysaveryimportantroleinensuringthesafetyandreliability.During the 14th-Five-Year Plan, Chinahasmadeadetailedplanforthedevelopmentofavionicsindustry,underthisbackground,the10thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinthecityofShanghai,onearlyJune,2021. Formoredetails,pleasefeelfreetogetintouchwithSara. T:+8602151555203 E:marketing@galleon.cc

    Nov 13,2020
  • Rolls-Royce to Accelerate Future Aerospace Technologies through ATI Programme

    AnewprojectledbyRolls-RoycewithsupportfromtheATIProgrammeistomakefutureaerospaceservicingtechnologiesareality. Technologiesincludedwithintheprogrammeinclude: ·Snakerobotswhichtravelinsidejetenginestoaccesscomplexparts,enablingrepairswhicharenotpossiblewithtoday’stools; ·Enginesensorswhichsendusdatafromtheskyandallowustobetterpredictwhenenginesneedmaintenance; ·Inspectionandanalysistoolstoinspectpartsburieddeepwithinengineswhiletheyarebeingrepaired; ·Advancedautomatedrepairtechnologiestargetingpartswhichcannotcurrentlyberepaired,meaningtheydonotneedtobescrapped. MiniaturemaintenanceandinspectiontoolsaswellasnewrepairtechnologieswillbeusedonRolls-Royce’sexistingenginessuchastheTrentXWB,whileengineerswillexplorehowtorepairandmaintainaerospacematerialsandcomponentsforfuturelow-carbonengines,includingelectrictechnology. Theywillworkoninspectionandrepairsolutionsforcompositefantechnology,whichreducestheweightofajetengineandwillbeusedinthemanufacturer’snext-generationenginedesign,UltraFan. Servicingthegasturbineandhybridelectricenginesofthefuture DrIanMitchell,ChiefofTechnology–RepairandServices,Rolls-Royce,said:“Ourlatestenginesarequieterandcleanerthaneverbefore,substantiallyreducingCO2emissions.Thisprogrammewilltakethatonestepfurtherbyimprovinghowweserviceourengines,creatingtechnologieswhichwillreducewaste,avoidemissionsandminimisedisruption,whilelayingthefoundationstoservicethegasturbineandhybrid-electricenginesofthefuture.” Chinaimmediatelyenteredthe14thFive-YearDevelopmentPhase,howtovigorouslydomesticengineautonomousperformance,enhancethecorecompetitivenessisthekey. Underthisbackground,the5thCommercialAeroEnginesInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromMarch24th-25th,2021.Focusingonscientificandtechnologicalinnovation-driven,integrationofindustryin-depth,theforuminvitedanumberofdomesticandforeignaero enginesandaircrafthostdevelopmentunits. Thefollowingarethehottopics: ·Theaviationindustrypolicyandmarkettrendsunderthe14thFive-YearPlan ·Aeroenginesimulationtechnology ·Advancedtestandtesttechnologyforaero engines ·Advancedaeroenginematerialsandprocessingtechnology Formoredetails,pleasefeelfreetogetintouchwithSara. T:+8602151555203 E:marketing@galleon.cc

    Nov 13,2020
  • Airbus to Start Manufacturing the A350 from Its Plant in China

    TheWideBodyaircraftisexpectedtobegindeliveryfromthecompletionanddeliverycenterinTianjinfromthefirstquarterof2021.AccordingtoAirbusChinaCEOGeorgeXu,itisplannedtograduallyincreasethedeliveryratetoapproximatelyoneaircraft.permonth,addingthatChinawillbecomeaveryimportantstrategicmarketforAirbus. “Atfirst, thedeliveryratefortheA350fromTianjinwillnotbehigh . Weplantograduallyincreaseitbyoneplanepermonth,”Xusaid. Xu'sremarkscameaspartofAirbus'deliveryof its500thA320familyaircraft. Precisely,theplaneleftthefinalassemblylineinTianjinandwasdeliveredlastThursdaytoChinaSouthernAirlines. AsoftheendofSeptember,ChinaSouthern,China'slargestfleet,owned368Airbusaircraft,includingtheA320,A330,A350andA380models. “Thedeliveryofthe500A320familyaircraft,  anA320neoassembledinTianjin,isamajorachievementforAirbusinChina.  Inturn,itisatestamenttotheexcellentindustrialcooperationbetweenChineseaeronauticsandAirbus. WearereadytodevelopandgrowourstrategicpartnershipinChina,”Xusaid. ChinahasbeenthefirstmajormarketinwhichAirbusdemandrecoveredsincethestartofthepandemic.  TheTianjinfacility,whichhasbeeninoperationfor12years,wasoneofthefirstAirbusfacilitiestoresumeregularproduction. TheCivilAviationAdministrationofChinareportedthatChina'sdomesticairtravelmarketisinfullrecovery. InpreviousSeptember,thenumberofpassengersreached98%ofthelevelregisteredinthesameperiodofthepreviousyear. Furthermore,thenumberofavailabledomesticflightsexceededlastyear'sfigures. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Thefollowingisthehottopics: ·CooperativeResearchOnSubcontractProductionOfCivilAircraft inPost-COVID-19World ·DomesticCivilAircraftProcurementSystemCertificationAndEvaluationFactorAnalysis ·AnalysisOnSupplyChainManagementOfDomesticCivilAircraft ·DigitalAssemblyLine OfTheCivilAircraftParts ·IntelligentPromotionOfCivilAircraftDevelopmentDigitalTransformation Formoredetails,pleasefeelfreetogetintouchwithSara. T:+8602151555203 E:marketing@galleon.cc

    Nov 13,2020
  • Aircraft Carrier Liaoning Embarks on Voyage, Sets Fighter Jet Pilot Training History

    TheChinesePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA)Navyaircraftcarrier Liaoning hasbeenatseaoverthepastweek,makinghistorybyqualifyingthefirstbatchofnewfighterjetpilotswhoweredirectlyrecruitedfromhighschoolandtrainedspecificallytoflycarrier-basedaircraft. Thisnewpilottrainingmode,togetherwiththepreviousmodethatseepilotsoftraditionalaircraftswitchtocarrier-basedaircraft,caneffectivelycultivatenewpilotsforcarriersandfulfillthedemandofChina'sgrowingaircraftcarrierfleets,analystssaidonFriday. InearlyNovember,the Liaoning sailedtotheBohaiBayandrancertificationexamsforanewbatchofcarrier-basedfighterjetpilotsfromPLANavalAviationUniversity,accordingtoastatementthePLANavy'sWeChatpublicaccountreleasedonFriday. J-15fighterjetsflewbythepilotssuccessfullylandedonthecarrierduringtheexams,thestatementsaid. Withanaverageageof20,thenewlyqualifiedpilotsarefromthefirstbatchofcarrier-bornefighterjetpilotcadetsdirectlyrecruitedfromhighschoolandenrolledattheuniversity,thestatementsaid,notingthatthisnewpilotdevelopmentmode,dubbedthe"cultivationmode,"issuccessful. The"cultivationmode"and"switchmode"thattrainstraditionalaircraftpilottoflycarrier-basedaircraftwilltogetherplaysignificantrolesinbuildingChineseaircraftcarriers'combatcapabilities,thePLANavysaid. Beijing-basednavalexpertLiJietoldtheGlobalTimesonFridaythatthepilotstrainedviathe"cultivationmode"areyounger,moreagileandhaveasolideducationbackground,whichmeanstheycanquicklymasteroperatingavessel-borneaircraft. The"switchmode"isveryimportantintheearlystagewhenChinadidnothaveenough"cultivationmode"pilotstocarryoutthemissions,Lisaid. Althoughswitchedpilotsmayhaveaccumulatedflightexperienceinpreviousservice,suchexperienceisnotnecessarilyhelpfulasmusclememorymayhinderthemfromadaptingtoshipboardaircraft,Lisaid.Pilotsusuallythrottledowntheenginewhenlanding,butforcarrier-basedaircraftpilots,theyneedtokeepthatoreventhrottleup. The Liaoning hassetfourothernewrecordsinthefighterjetpilotprogram,namelythelargestnumberofpilotsqualifiedforfighterjetoperationsonanaircraftcarrierinonetest,theyoungestaverageage,thelowesttimeneededforflighttraining,andtheshortestperiodusedforcertification,accordingtothePLANavystatement. China'saircraftcarrier-basedfighterjetpilotcultivationprogramhasenteredanexpresshighway,itsaid. Inadditiontofighterjetpilots,China'saircraftcarriertalentcultivationprogramsarealsotrainingpersonnelforspecialmissionaircraft,helicopters,combatlogisticsanddrones,thestatementsaid. Chinanowoperatestwoaircraftcarriers,the Liaoning andthe Shandong,afterthelatterenteredPLAnavalserviceinDecember2019.ThetwocompletedregularexercisesandseatrialsinSeptember,China'sMinistryofNationalDefenseannouncedatthattime. Thisisalsothefirsttimeknowntothegeneralpublicthatthe Liaoning hassetoutforavoyagesincetheSeptemberexercises. ChinaisreportedlybuildingathirdaircraftcarrierinShanghai.Itwillbelargerthanthecurrenttwocarriersandcarrymorefighterjets,analystspredicted. ThePLANavyneedstorapidlycultivatemorecarrier-basedaircraftpilotstomeetthedemandsofthenewaircraftcarriers,expertssaid. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingInternationalForum2021willbeheldonApril20th-21st,2021inBeijing,China.Theforumsubjectis"PioneeringandInnovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationtraining"aimstointroduceadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationoftheaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism. Formoredetails,pleasefeelfreetogetintouchwithSara. T:+8602151555203 E:marketing@galleon.cc

    Nov 13,2020
  • 4th Annual Civil Helicopter Industry International Forum Was Successfully Held

    The 4thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustry InternationalForum 2020washeldinLiyangCity,JiangsuProvinceonOctober29,2020.Theforumishostedby ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics; supportedby LiyangGovernment,HelicopterSub-committeeofCSAA ,ShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociation; organizedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute, AVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtd.,LIYANGECONOMICDEVELOPMENTZONEINJIANGSUPROVINCE,Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Theforuminvitedexpertsandleadersfrommorethan30units,includingthegovernment,mainengineunits,designinstitutes,partsandtechnologysuppliers,associations,universities,andnavigationoperators.Thisforum focusesonsomehottopicssuchastheenlightenmentofthe epidemiconthedevelopmentofcivilhelicopters,emergencyrescueaviationsystemplanning,helicopterapplicationandpersonneltraining,flightsafetyandotherhottopics. GaoZhiwu, TechnicalexpertfromCivilAircraftR&DDepartmentandAirworthinessEngineeringCenterofChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,sharedtheenlightenmentofnewcrowndiseaseoncivilhelicopterdevelopmentfromthreeaspects:helicopterapplicationinepidemicpreventionandcontrol,impactof epidemiconcivilhelicoptermarket,andconsiderationondevelopmentofcivilhelicopterindustryinChina.Inordertoseekwin-windevelopment,healsosaidthatcivilhelicopterindustryshouldadheretoopencooperation, weshoulddeepeninternationalcooperationinjointventureresearchandglobalsupplychainsystem. Attheforum,BernardPlaza,CEO of China of SafranHelicopterEngines ,putforwardinnovativesolutionsforthefuture,suchasmanufacturingmoregreenhelicopterengines,usingbiofuels,reducingnoise,andinnovativeproductionandmaintenanceproceduresinfuturefactories,andimprovingourdigitalservices,sothattheenginehasastrongdigitalcommunicationwiththewholeaircraft. Theforumaimstocarryoutinternationalandregionalnon-governmentalscientificandtechnologicalexchangeactivities,promotefriendlyexchangesbetweenexpertsandscholarsintheindustry,promoteadvancedtechnology,promotetheapplicationofaviationtechnology,promotethecommercializationofscientificandtechnologicalachievements,andcontributetotheconstructionofapowerfulcivilaviationcountry.

    Nov 5,2020
  • Promoting the Future Development of Civil Aircraft Informatization in China

    The10th AnnualChinaAviationIndustryInternationalForum -Shanghai,TianmuLake wassuccessfullyheldinLiyangcity fromOctober28th to29th.Leadingcompanies,expertsandscholarsintheaviationindustry,suchasCOMACandAirbus,gatheredtogethertoconductexchangesanddiscussionsonhotissuesinthedevelopmentoftheaviationindustry,clarifyingthedirectionforthedevelopmentoftheaviationindustry. Focusingon"PromotingTheFutureDevelopmentOfCivilAircraftInformatizationInChina",centeringon "CooperationAndChallenges–InternationalBilateralAirworthinessCertification","CivilAircraftIndustryInThePost-CoronavirusEra:Challenge andOpportunity",“ResearchOnTheMethodOfEnsuringInterchangeabilityInCivilAircraftManufacturing”,“ComprehensiveApplicationOf3DTechnologyInCivilAircraftDesign”. The foruminvitedmorethan70well-knowenterprisesintheindustryincluding governmentbureaus,OEMs,airborneavionicsandelectricalsystems,5Gtechnologysolutionproviders,flighttests,testing,inspectionandcertification,toolingequipment,partsprocessing,andaviationmaterials, withatotalofmorethan170 representatives. Post-pandemicEra,CcooperationtoPromoteIndustryDevelopment EtienneRAVAUD,GeneralManagerofAirbus(Beijing)EngineeringTechnologyCenterCo.,Ltd.saidthatitwilltake3-5yearsfortheworld'sflightattendantaviationindustrytorecovertothelevelbeforethepandemic.Togetoutofthecrisisinthepost-pandemicera,oneoftheopportunitiesliesinoptimizingairflowthroughadvancedtechnologiestomeettravelsafetyrequirements;thesecondliesinthedevelopmentofnewenergyandnewtechnologies,quicklypromotingtheprocessofcarbonneutrality aircraft,toachievecleanandsustainabledevelopment inaviationindustry. “TheChina-EUBilateralAirworthinessCertification anditsimplementationproceduresenablethecivilaviationadministrationsofChinaandEuropetofreelycarryouttechnicalcooperation,andhelpreduceduplicationofworkandreducetheburdenofsupervisiononbothsides.”saidJavier VICEDO,ChiefRepresentativeChina&NorthAsiaofEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgency(EASA).He explainedthat:throughthecontinuousimprovementofthecertification framework,thesharingofinformationinstandardizationandqualitymanagementenablesthepartiestotheagreementtogetclosertoeachother,whichisultimatelybeneficialtothedevelopmentoftheentireindustry. DigitizationandInformationizationofAviationManufacturing Thedevelopmentleveloftheaeroengineindustryisaconcentratedexpressionofacountry’sindustrialfoundatio,technologicallevelandcomprehensivenationalstrength,andisalsoanimportantstrategicguaranteefornationalsecurityandthestatusofamajorcountry.HUANGBo,Director,DepartmentofEngineeringSystem,Development&NumericalTechnologiesR&DCenterofAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.,mentionedthat,“itisnecessarytousedigitaltechnologyandsimulationtechnologytoaccelerateengineresearchanddevelopment,using domesticandforeigncommonresourcestopromoteanalogtransformation,anduseprivateenterprises’ abilitytocultivateareliableindustrialchainfortheaviationindustry". Asoneofthe"newinfrastructure",theIndustrialInternetisregardedasthe"secondhalfoftheinternet"bytheindustry.Drivenby5Gtechnologyandpolicies,theIndustrialInternetwillbecomeoneofthemostactiveareasinmycountry'seconomicgrowth.WANGYang,SolutionDirectorof5GInnovation,ChinaRegionCarrierBusiness,Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd.,said,“5G,asadataplateauanddigitalizationitself,hasanaturalintegrationadvantagewithaviation,whichischaracterizedbydata.Theapplicationof5Gtechnologyinaviationmanufacturingwillhelptoachievefromphysicalproduct-basedmanufacturingtodatamodel-centeredandsoftware-definedmanufacturing." Throughoutthedevelopmenthistoryofnetworktechnology,China's5Gtechnologydevelopmentisattheforefrontoftheworld.SHENZhou,Technical Director,IntelligentManufacturingResearchInstituteofChinaUnicomShanghaiBranch,sharedanexampleofcooperationwithCOMAC:Relyingonthefeaturesof5Gtechnologywithlowlatencyandlargeconnections,ChinaUnicomandCOMACareinremoteassistance,wiring,andaircraftsurfacequalityinspectionandaircraftassemblyhavereachedcooperation,helpingthecivilaircraftindustrytoproducemorereliablyandsecurely.Theintegrationof5Gtechnologyandmanufacturingwillpromotetherealizationof"intelligentmanufacturing"andcompletetheoptimizationandupgradefromalargemanufacturingcountrytoastrongmanufacturingcountry. DomesticCivilAircraftDevelopmentExperience "Intheprocessofaircraftmanufacturing,thecoretechnologyishowtoensuretheassemblyandinterchangecoordinationofaircraftfrompartstocompleteaircraft."WANGJianhua,ViceChiefEngineer,ARJ21ChiefTechnologist,COMACShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCo.,Ltd.,saidfrankly:"Chinaaircraftmanufacturingatthispoint,ithastobecomedigital."Thedigitalentitycoordinationrouteiscurrentlythemanufacturingtechnologywiththesmallesterrorandthehighestdegreeofcoordination.Theadvantagesinensuringmanufacturingaccuracyandassemblycoordinationaccuracymakeitanimportanttechnicalroutetosolveinterchange. ZHANGShang’an,TechnicalExpert(ⅡLevel),ChiefTechnologistofMA60ResearcherFellow,AVICXACCommercialAircraftCo.,Ltd.,sharedthepracticalprocessof3DdesigninthedevelopmentofMA700aircraft,.Heintroducedacomprehensivemanufacturing-orienteddigitaldesignmanagementsystem,whichcouldhelptoopenuptheroadtotheintegrationofdesignprocessandmanufacturingandeffectivelyconnectdesigndataandmanufacturingdataandensureeffectiveinformationsharingandcommunicationinthedigitalmanufacturingprocess.Thiswouldultimatelybringnewchangesinbusinessmodelstoenterprisesandformnewcorecompetitiveness.Finallyrealizetheimprovementofproductivitydrivenbytechnology. Asanationalstrategicindustry,theaviationindustryisnotonlyanimportantfoundationforacountry’snationaldefenseandsecurity,italsomarkstheadvancedlevelofacountry’sindustrialdevelopment,anditisakeymanifestationofcomprehensivenationalstrength.TheCAISForumaimstobuildahigh-endplatformforaviationindustrytechnologyexchangesandbusinesscooperation,andpromoteChina’smanufacturingindustrytoacceleratethemid-to-high-enddevelopment,improvetheadaptabilityofthemanufacturingsupplysystemandmarketdemand,andbuildaflexibleandstableindustrycontributetothesupplychain!

    Nov 4,2020
  • Efficient, Innovative and Intelligent Operation of Civil Aircraft

    4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum wassuccessfullyheldinChengdufromOctober21to22.Focusingon"efficient,innovativeandintelligentoperationofcivilaircraft",theforuminvitedmorethan90well-knownenterprisesintheindustry,includingOEM,MRO,partsandaccessoriesmaintenance,equipmentandtools,aviationmaterials,supplychainmanagement,and15airlines,withatotalofmorethan240representatives. TheforumwashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,ShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,ChengduShuangliuDistrictGovernment; guidedbyCommercialAircraftCorporationofChinaLtd,ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics;supportedbyCivilAviationUniversityofChina;co-organizedbyAircraftsMaintenanceandEngineeringCorporation,GuangzhouAircraftMaintenanceEngineeringCo.,Ltd;organizedbyChengduShuangliuDistrictAviationEconomicBureau,ChengduAirlines,COMACSichuanBranch,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. LVFeng,theSpecializedChiefEngineerofGrade3(OperationEngineering) COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd. Atpresent,ARJ21isinthetrendofimprovingmajorstrategicpoliciesandmarketenvironment.AtthemeetingLVFeng,theSpecializedChiefEngineerofGrade3(OperationEngineering)  ofCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.,mentionedthatthecommercialaircraftofthistypehas7customers,andthethreemajordomesticairlineshavejoinedtheteam.Themarketdemandhassteadilyincreasedandthemarketinfluencehasgraduallyexpanded.Mr.LumadeareportontheoperationsupporttechnologyofARJ21aircraftfromtheaspectsofcustomertraining,maintenancesupport,aviationmaterialsupportandflightoperationsupport.HesaidthatCOMACwillcontinuouslyimprovecustomerserviceproductsandoptimizeoperationsupportsystem,soastoprovidecustomerswithexquisiteandhigh-qualityservicesandensuresmoothoperationofcustomers'ARJ21fleet. Withtheactivediscussionoftheparticipants,thetwo-dayforumcametoasuccessfulconclusion.Theforumregardspromotingtheconstructionofintelligentcivilaircraftoperationsupportsystemasakeystrategicissue.Withtheaviationmaintenanceindustryasthecenter,andaimingatthefuturedevelopmentdirectionofcivilaviationmaintenancefield,variousunitslaunched thinkingandreport.Lookingforwardtothevigorousandhealthydevelopmentofcivilaviationindustry!

    Nov 5,2020
  • Airbus to Begin Offering Tours of Its Mobile Final Assembly Line

    AirbusisopeningthedoorsofitsA320assemblysiteinAlabamatothepublicnextmonth.OnSaturday,November14,FlightWorks,anaerospaceexhibitionandeducationcenternextdoortotheAirbussite,willrunfourtoursopentoanyonetojoin.AccordingtoFlightWorks,thesewillbethefirst-everpublictoursoftheAlabamaaircraftfactory. Thefirst-everAirbusproducedatMobiletakesflight.Photo:Airbus First-everpublictoursofAirbusMobilefactory TheAirbusMobilefactoryisthemajorassemblyanddeliverysiteforAirbuscommercialaircraftintheUnitedStates.ItisoneoffourfinalassemblyanddeliverypointsforAirbusA320familyaircraftandoneoftwofinalassemblyanddeliverypointsforthe AirbusA220. ThesetourswillbeoftheA320factory.TheMobilefactoryproducesA320familyaircraftboundforNorthAmericancustomers.DeltaAirLines,SpiritAirlines, AirCanada,andAmericanAirlinesaresomeofthelocalairlinesflyingA320sandtheirvariantsmadeinMobile. The AirbusMobilefactory isrelativelynew.Thefirstcompletedplane,aJetBlueA321,onlyleftthefactoryin2016.Butwithintwoyears,thefactoryhadproduced50aircraftandcouldpumpA320soutattherateoffouramonth. LotstoseeattheAirbusfactory Airbus’finalassemblylinehangaratMobileisabeastofabuilding.Itis836feetby250feet,witha91-footceiling.Therearefivemainworkstationstoseeonthetour. Atthefirsttwoworkstations,alltubes,ducts,andcablesfortheelectrical,hydraulic,andairconditioningsystemsareconnected.Thelavatoriesandgalleysareplacedintothestillopenfuselage,andthecockpitbeginscomingtogether.Morethan3,000rivetsareusedtojointheseparatepiecesofthefuselagetogether. Atthenextworkstation,wingsarejoinedtothefuselage,usingamongotherthings,another1,200rivets. Theaircraftissuppliedwithelectricalpowerforthefirsttime,andsystemtestingbegins.Themainandnoselandinggeararealsoassembledatthisstation. InsidetheA320factoryatMobile,Alabama.Photo:Airbus Inadditiontotheauxiliarypowerunit(APU),thehorizontalandverticaltailplanes,tailcone,nose,andradomeallgetinstalledatthefourthworkstation.Workonthecabininterioralsobeginshere. ThelastworkstationistheDockStation.Thecabininteriorisworkedon,anda rangeoffunctionandsystemteststakeplace.Inaddition,enginesandenginecowlingsareinstalled. Fromthedockstation,theA320sarereadiedforfinaltestingandpainting. Underthisbackground,the11thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMay20th-21st,2021,inShenyang,China.Thisforumwillfocusonthedesign,manufacturing,testing,assembly,airworthinessandotheraspectsofcivilaircraft,focusingonadvancedmanufacturingandprocessing,advancedassemblytechnology,andadvancedaviationmaterials,andjointlydiscussthefuturedevelopmentanddirectionoftheaviationindustry. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Oct 30,2020
  • Safran Helicopter Engines, ITP Aero Sign MoA to Cooperate on Ardiden 3TP Turboprop Engine

    SafranHelicopterEnginesandtheSpanishaero-enginecompanyITPAerohavesignedaMemorandumofAgreement(MoA)tocooperateonArdiden3TP,aturbopropenginesuitableforEuropeanmilitaryapplications–specificallytheunmanned,trainingandtransportsectors. TheSpanishaeroenginespecialiststrengthentheEuropeanteamwithSafranHelicopterEngines,andZFAviationTechnologyinGermany. Ardiden3TPisa100%EuropeansolutionbasedonSafran’sArdiden3coreengineandfeaturingtechnologiesdevelopedthroughitsTechTPtechnologicaldemonstrator,whichranforthefirsttimeinJune2019. AlvaroSantodomingo,ITPAeroDefenceBusinessUnitExecutiveDirector,said:“AcollaborationwithSafranHelicopterEnginesinthisengineisanimportantopportunityforus.Ouraero-enginetechnologiesandcapabilitieswillsignificantlybenefitthisenginepropulsivesystem,loweringoperatingandmaintenancecosts,whilesupportingfutureSpanishindustrialcapabilities”. CommentedFlorentChauvancy,SafranHelicopterEnginesEVPOEMSales,“WeareproudtowelcomeITPAerointothisexcitingproject.WearecommittedtodeliveringtheArdiden3TP,a100%Europeanenginefeaturinghighlevelsofdesignmaturityandcompetitiveoperatingandmaintenancecosts.Itwillbedesigned,builtandsupportedbyhighly-experiencedteamsusingstate-of-the-artindustrialcapabilitiesinGermany,SpainandFrance.ForEuropeannationsseekingtoprotecttheirnationalinterests,incivilormilitaryfixed-wingprograms,Ardiden3TPisthenaturalchoice.” TheArdiden3TPwillbeoptimizedforoperationatmediumandhighaltitudes,upto45,000feet,andbeeasytooperate—thankstoauniquethrottleandFullAuthorityDigitalEngineandPropellerControl(FADEPC)controllingpowerandpropellerpitch.MT-Propellerwillcontributetothepropeller. ItisbasedonTechTP,aCleanSky2researchandinnovationprogrammevalidatingthetechnologiesnecessarytodevelopanew-generationturboprop.SinceJune2019,testshaveprogressedatasteadypace.Featuringacompactandlightweightarchitecture,TechTPoffers 15percentlowerfuelconsumptionandCO2emissions(overcurrentengines).ItisoneofthefirstCleanSky2demonstratorstoenteritstestphase.Morethan20partnersfromeightEuropeancountriesarecontributingtotheproject. TheArdiden3isanew-generationcoreengineinthe1,700to2,000shppowerrange.TwoEASA-certifiedmodels,theArdiden3Cand3G,havecompletedover10,000hoursoftests,confirminghighlevelsofdesignmaturityandcompetitiveoperatingandmaintenancecosts.Inaddition,morethan250Ardiden1engineshaveflownover200,000hours.TheArdiden3featuresaremarkablycompactmodulararchitecture,abest-in-classpower-to-weightratioandalowcost-of-ownership. Underthisbackground,the5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum2021willbeheldonMarch24th-25th,2021,inShanghai.ThisAeroEngineForumhasbeensuccessfullyheldforfoursessions,supportbySHANGHAISOCIETYOFAERONAUTICSandAECCCOMMERCIALAIRCRAFTENGINECO.,LTD.focusonthedesignanddevelopmentofcommercialengines together. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Oct 30,2020
  • AddMan Yields Lightweight Airframe Components Using Additive Manufacturing Techniques

    CleanSky’sprojectAddMansuccessfullyclosedthisyear,havingdevelopedanairframecomponentthatismuchlighterthanthosemadeusingtraditionalmanufacturingmethods-therebyreducingfuelconsumption-andwithrelativelylittlewasteproducedinmakingthepart. Theadditivemanufacturingtechniquesallowforalevelofflexibilityandversatilityindesignandshapethatisjustnotpossibleusingstandardmethods.Thehugeadvantageofadditivemanufacturingisthatitallowsforahighlevelofprecisionintheworkingprocess,withoutincreasingcosts. AddManinvestigatedseveraladditivemanufacturingmethods,andusedtwotechniquesinparticular:ElectronBeamMelting(EBM)andSelectiveLaserMelting(SLM). UsingEBM,theprojectdesignedandmanufacturedareal-lifeloadliftfittingcargodoorcomponentoutoftitanium(figure1).AddMansmashedtheirproject’stargets,astheybroughttheweightofthelift-fittingcargodoorcomponenttoaweight23-29%lowerthanwasrequired. Figure1:LoadliftfittingdoordemonstratormanufacturedbytheMTCusingElectronBeamMelting(EBM)AMtechnique. Togaugetheamountofwasteintheprocessofmakingparts,aerospaceengineerscalculatetheratiobetweentheweightofthematerialusedtomakeacomponentandtheweightofthecomponentitself—the“buy-to-fly”ratio.Theidealbuy-to-flyratiowouldbe“1,”indicatingnolossofmaterialduringmanufacturing.AddMansuccessfullybroughtthe‘Buy-to-Fly’ratiooftheEBMmanufacturedliftfittingverycloseto1. Theteamtestedtheirtheorieson300testspecimensanddesignedthreeoverallconceptsbeforelandingonthelift-fittingcargodoorasthefinaldesign.Theyimprovedfatigueperformanceusingarangeofsurfaceimprovementtechniquessuchasshot-peening,laserpolishing,lasershockpeening,centrifugalfinishingandlinishing(seefigure2). Onthetechnicalside,theteamimplementeda‘MasterModel’approach-thegeneralideaofthisconceptistouseaComputer-Aided-Design(CAD)systemanditsKnowledge-BasedEngineering(KBE)softwaretolinkallanalysismodelstoonecentralisedproductdefinitionsothatearlyproductdevelopmentcanbemademoreeffective(figure3).Asetofcomprehensiveguidelinesweredrawnupforbestpracticesfortopologicaloptimisation(TO),stresssimulationanddesignformetaladditivemanufacturingwerecreated. Theprojectgenerated25publicationsincludingpeer-reviewjournals,conferenceproceedings,thesisandreports,and12otherdisseminationactivities(i.e.conferencepresentations,posters,paneldiscussion,etc.).Genderbalancewasakeyfeatureoftheprojectand32%ofalltheparticipantsactivelyinvolvedintheprojectwerewomen(56%attheMTCand10%atLiU). TheAddManprojectranfor40months,betweenJanuary12017andApril302020.ItwascoordinatedbyLinköpingUniversity(Sweden).TheconsortiumalsoincludedtheManufacturingTechnologyCentre(UK).TheTopicManagerwasSaabAB(Sweden).Thetotalbudgetoftheprojectwas857728.75. Figure2:Surfaceroughnessoftestspecimenspostprocessedwithfivedifferentsurfaceimprovementmethods.Allthelefttestspecimensare“as-build”ineachimagewhiletherighttestspecimensare,clockwisefromtopleft,laserpolished,linished,centrifugalfinished,lasershockpeenedandshotpeened.ImagecourtesyoftheMTC. Figure3:MultidisciplinaryOptimisationFrameworkforadditivemanufacturing.ImagecourtesyofAntonWiberg(LiU). Underthisbackground,the6thAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnologyShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldonNovember18th-19th,inShanghai.Hereisthehottopicsaboutadditive manufacturingtechnology: ·ResearchProgressOfAdditiveManufacturingTechnologyForAeronauticalMaterials ·DevelopmentStatusOfTitaniumAlloyLaserAdditiveManufacturingInCOMACShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCO.,LTD. ·ResearchProgressOnAdditiveManufacturingTechnologyOfHighStrengthAluminumAlloy Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Oct 30,2020
  • Efficient, Innovative and Intelligent Operation of Civil Aircraft

    4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum wassuccessfullyheldinChengdufromOctober21to22.Focusingon"efficient,innovativeandintelligentoperationofcivilaircraft",theforuminvitedmorethan90well-knownenterprisesintheindustry,includingOEM,MRO,partsandaccessoriesmaintenance,equipmentandtools,aviationmaterials,supplychainmanagement,and15airlines,withatotalofmorethan240representatives. heforumwashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,ShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,ChengduShuangliuDistrictGovernment; guidedbyCommercialAircraftCorporationofChinaLtd,ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics;supportedbyCivilAviationUniversityofChina;co-organizedbyAircraftsMaintenanceandEngineeringCorporation,GuangzhouAircraftMaintenanceEngineeringCo.,Ltd;organizedbyChengduShuangliuDistrictAviationEconomicBureau,ChengduAirlines,COMACSichuanBranch,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. LVFeng,theSpecializedChiefEngineerofGrade3(OperationEngineering) COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd. Atpresent,ARJ21isinthetrendofimprovingmajorstrategicpoliciesandmarketenvironment.AtthemeetingLVFeng,theSpecializedChiefEngineerofGrade3(OperationEngineering)  ofCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.,mentionedthatthecommercialaircraftofthistypehas7customers,andthethreemajordomesticairlineshavejoinedtheteam.Themarketdemandhassteadilyincreasedandthemarketinfluencehasgraduallyexpanded.Mr.LumadeareportontheoperationsupporttechnologyofARJ21aircraftfromtheaspectsofcustomertraining,maintenancesupport,aviationmaterialsupportandflightoperationsupport.HesaidthatCOMACwillcontinuouslyimprovecustomerserviceproductsandoptimizeoperationsupportsystem,soastoprovidecustomerswithexquisiteandhigh-qualityservicesandensuresmoothoperationofcustomers'ARJ21fleet. Withtheactivediscussionoftheparticipants,thetwo-dayforumcametoasuccessfulconclusion.Theforumregardspromotingtheconstructionofintelligentcivilaircraftoperationsupportsystemasakeystrategicissue.Withtheaviationmaintenanceindustryasthecenter,andaimingatthefuturedevelopmentdirectionofcivilaviationmaintenancefield,variousunitslaunched thinkingandreport.Lookingforwardtothevigorousandhealthydevelopmentofcivilaviationindustry!

    Oct 23,2020
  • Gas Turbine Engine Simulation Technology Development Forum 2020 Was Successfully Held in Shenyang

    AccordingtotheannualreportofCOMAC'scivilaircraftmarketforecast,by2035,China’saircraft fleetwillreach8,684,andthemarketforcivilaircraftwillreachnearly8trillionyuan.Theaero-engineindustrychainislongandcoversawiderange.Ithasahugedrivingeffectonthedevelopmentofnationaleconomy, scienceandtechnology.Itis aconcentratedexpressionofacountry'sindustrialfoundation,technologicallevelandcomprehensivenationalstrength. The"GasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum 2020"wassuccessfullyheldinShenyang,LiaoningProvincefromOctober15thto16th.Theforumwashostedby theDepartmentofMechanicalandTransportationEngineeringoftheChineseAcademyofEngineering,CASTAlllianceforAero-EngineIndustryandAcademy,andScienceandTechnologyCommitteeofAeroEngineCorporationofChina,OrganizedbyAVICShenyang EngineDesign Institute,KeyLaboratoryofPowerTransmissionTechnologyonAero-Engine,AECC,KeyLaboratoryofImpactDynamicsonAeroEngine,LiaoningProvince,AECCShenyangEngineResearchInstitute,supportedby ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautic,ChinaSimulationFederation(CSF),And LiaoningAssociationforScienceandTechnology,co-organizedbyChineseSocietyofAerospacePower(CSAP),CSAA,HunanPowerMachineryResearchInstituteofChinaAviationDevelopmentCorporation,SchoolofEnergyScienceandEngineering,HarbinInstituteofTechnologyandsupporedjournalisAeroengine. TheForumwastitledas "FocusonSimulationTechnologyandAcceleratePowerDevelopment", which aimstoenhance China’sindependentresearchanddevelopmentcapabilitiesforaero-engines andpromotetheprogressanddevelopmentofaero-engine simulationtechnology.LiHongxin,DeputyGeneralManagerandPartyMemberoftheAeroEngineCorporationofChina,participatedinthe seriesofactivities,presidedovertheaero-engine developmentacademicianconsultationmeeting andattendedtheGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum 2020.15academiciansoftheChineseAcademyofEngineeringandmorethan600expertsinrelatedfieldsparticipatedintheforum. Attheopeningceremonyoftheforum,AcademicianYinZeyong,theChairmanoftheForum,deliveredaspeechonbehalfoftheOrganizingCommittee.FouracademiciansincludingGanXiaohua,HouXiao,LeJialing,andWangYuming,aswellassevenexpertsandscholars,gavespeechesonthedevelopmentofsimulationtechnology.Howtograspthecurrentsituationandfuturedevelopmentofgasturbineenginetechnology,howtolearnfromtheresearchresultsofsimulationtechnologyinotherprofessionalfields,andhowtopromotesimulationtechnology todeveloprapidly... Theinsightsofacademiciansandexpertsresonatedwiththeparticipantsandarousedenthusiasticresponsesfromthevenue.Thesixsub-forumspredictedatthesametime,focusingontheprofessionalresearchandconstructionoftheoverallpropulsionsystem,impellers,lightgasturbines,structuralstrengthandvibration,combustionandheatandmasstransfer,manufacturingandmaterialsimulation. Theexpertsandscholarsinvariousrelatedfieldsmadeprofessionalspeech. Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.was honored toparticipateinthepreparation workforthe sub-forumof ManufacturingandMaterialSimulation. Morethan600attendees, professional seminars,fascinatingthemereports,vividthoughtcollisions formedthisforum.Participantsallsaidthatthisforumandseriesofactivitiesbroadenedthefieldofsimulationtechnologyresearch.Everyoneagreedthatthegasturbineenginesimulationtechnologyintegratesthelatestachievementsofadvancedaero-enginedesign,manufacturing,verificationtechnologyandcomputingandinformationtechnology.Throughthisforum,communicationhasbeenexpanded,ideasinspired,andconsensushasbeenachieved.Itisbelievedthatthroughexchangesandcooperation,anddrivenbyadvancedtechnologiessuchassimulation,China’s gasturbineenginetechnology,productsandaviationindustrywillsurelyentertheworld'sadvancedranksinthenearfuture.

    Oct 22,2020
  • MyHeli Becomes Newest UK CAA AOC Operator

    LondonOxfordAirportbasedMyHeliistheUK’snewesthelicoptercharteroperatorofferingafleetofsixstylishlyrefurbishedLeonardoAW109s. FoundedbyrenownedaviationentrepreneurDustinDryden,thecompanywillformpartofDryden’sVolareAviationGroup.MyHeli’sAOCwasawardedbytheCivilAviationAuthorityattheendofSeptemberandtheteamisnowfinalisingtechnologytoallowuserstobookitshelicoptersbyapp. Buckingmany2020trends,VolareAviationwasabletoexpanditsworkforceduringthepandemicandinMarchappointedformerFlybeDirectorofOperations,WarrenGravelltothepositionofCEOandAOCAccountableManagerforbothVolareandMyHeli. Havingworkedinallsectorsofaviationacrossfivecontinents,Warrenbrings30yearsplusofexperienceinaviationtothebusiness.WarrenfirstworkedwithDustinasDirectorofOperationsinInternationalJetClubfrom2012-16andsaidofhisnewrole:“DustinhasalwaysbeenaninnovatorintheUKaviationspaceandI’mparticularlylookingforwardtoworkingtogetheragaininthedynamicbusinesseshe’screatedinVolareandMyHeli”. Fromits16,000sqfthangarinLondonOxfordairport,VolareAviationspecialisesinrefurbishmentsandtheinstallationofnewavionicsonHawkerandChallengerjets,aswellasexecutivehelicopters.Thecompany,whichemploysover60people,alsorunsitsownin-housetrimfacility,engineeringtrainingschool,charterservicesandendtoendaircraftmanagement. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2020willbeheldonOctober29th,2020inJiangsuTianmuLake,China.TheforumwashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,supportedbyLiyangGovernment,ShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociationandHelicopter Sub-committeeofCSAAorganizedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstituteandAVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonmanufacturingandoperation. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Oct 13,2020
  • Sanad Signs One Billion Dirham Agreement with Pratt & Whitney, IAE

    Sanad,anaerospaceengineeringandleasingsolutionscompany,ownedsubsidiaryofMubadalaInvestmentCompany(Mubadala),announcedtodayanewonebilliondirhamsdealwithPratt&WhitneyandInternationalAeroEngines(IAE).ThenewagreementwillseeSanadAerotechprovidingIAEwithexpandedMROservicesforitsV2500engines,whichpowerstheAirbusA320familyofaircraft. TheannouncementofthenewdealcameduringtheGlobalAerospaceSummitinAbuDhabi,whereindustryleadersconvenedtodiscusstheimpactofCOVID-19ontheaerospace,defenceandspaceindustries.ThisagreementexpandsthecooperationbetweenSanadandIAEinthefieldofmaintenance,repairandoverhaul(MRO)ofaircraftengines.Undertheagreement,IAE,themanufacturerofV2500engines,willoffloadV2500enginesforMROservicestoSanad’sstate-of-the-artfacilityinAbuDhabiAirportsFreeZone.ThisstepreaffirmstheconfidenceofmajorglobalOEMstocollaboratewithAbuDhabi’sresilientaerospacesectorespeciallyduringturbulenttimes. Commentingonthisnewagreement,MansoorJanahi,deputygroupCEO,Sanad,said,“Wearesigningthisnewagreementatacriticalstageinthehistoryoftheaviationindustry.ThisagreementisanothertestamentonAbuDhabi’sestablishedpositionasareliableglobalcentrefortheaerospaceindustryanditsstate-of-the-artengineeringservices.Withmanyglobalcompaniesreformulatingtheirrelationshipswiththeirpartnersinlinewiththelessonslearnedfromthepandemic,itseemsthatflexibility,sustainabilityandthecapacitytodealwithcrisesqualifiesaerospacesectorintheUAEtore-enforceitspositionasapreferredpartnerformajorinternationalcompanies.SanadAerotechhasdemonstratedthedistinctionofitsengineeringteamsthatwereabletomeetcustomerneedsinadditiontodealingefficientlywiththedisruptionsthatresultedfromthepandemic.” DaveEmmerling,vicepresident,CommercialAftermarketatPratt&Whitney,said,"TherelationshipbetweenPratt&Whitney,IAEandSanadisstrongandwelookforwardtocontinuingtostrengthenitforyearstocome.WeexpectourV2500customerswillbenefitgreatlyfromtheMROservicesprovidedbySanad." Sanadhasbeenprovidingitsservicestomorethan300V2500enginessince2012withyear-on-yeargrowthofover19percent.TheV2500engineonthepopularAirbusA320aircrafthassoldover7,000enginesworldwideandisinservicewith190leadingairlinesandleasingcompaniesineverycorneroftheglobe.Itisatrustedpartneroforiginalenginemanufacturers(OEMs)suchasRolls-Royce,GEAviation,andPratt&Whitney.TheserelationshipshaveenabledittoprovidecompetitiveMROservicesforvariousaircraftengines. ThehighlyreliableV2500engineisofferedthroughIAEInternationalAeroEnginesAG,amultinationalaeroengineconsortiumwhoseshareholderscomprisePratt&Whitney,aunitofRaytheonTechnologiesCorp,whichcarriesoutthedesign,manufactureandserviceofaircraftandhelicopterengines,andauxiliarypowerunits,Pratt&WhitneyAeroEnginesInternationalGmbH,JapaneseAeroEnginesCorporationandMTUAeroEngines. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 inChengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA&ChengduShuangliuDistrictGovernment,organizedbyChengduShuangliuDistrictAviationEconomicBureau,COMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. RegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaraformoredetails.

    Oct 13,2020
  • COMAC's plan for the last 100 days of 2020

    DuetotheimpactofCOVID-19,aviationindustry basicallystagnatedinthefirsthalfof2020,andthedevelopmentand productionprocessofdomesticaircraftaregreatlyaffected.Inordertomeet thetarget,COMAChasputforwarda100-dayplanforthethreedomestic aircrafts. ARJ21:Complete theannualdeliveryof30aircraftsbytheendoftheyear Sofar,COMAChascompletedabouthalfofthisyear's deliveries.Thereisstillalotofpressuretocompletetheplananddeliver onschedule,whichrequiresthejointeffortsofaviationmanufacturing-related enterprises. C919:Complete thetestflightcertificationbytheendoftheyear C919completedatestflightofthrustdeterminationin Dongying,ShandongprovinceinMarch.Thecompletionmarksthetestflight certificationworkisacceleratedcomprehensively.Intheprocessofaccelerating testflightcertification,solvingthequalityanddesigndefectsisthekey.COMAC planstocompleteallrelevantworkbytheendoftheyearandstartcivil airworthinesstestflightsinearly2021. CR929:Complete theoptimizationofstructuralpartsofcompositematerialsbytheendofthe year OnDecember26,2018,CR929compositematerialfront fuselagefull-sizetubesectionsuccessfullycompletedtheassemblyline.However, thestructuralpartsarestilldefective.Asthehigheststageofthetriple jumpofdomesticpassengeraircraft,Chinahasinvested20billiontosupport itsearlydevelopment.Itisplannedtocompletetheoptimizationofcomposite structuralpartsofwide-bodyaircraftbytheendof2020. Againstthisbackground,the10thChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-ShanghaiTianmuLakewillbeheld inLiyang,JiangsuprovincefromOctober28thto29th.As thesupportingunitoftheforum,COMACwillseekcooperationopportunities withvariousenterpriseshere.Theforumorganizingcommitteewillalsobuilda platformtoprovideone-to-onenegotiation.Welcomeallrelevantunitsof aviationmanufacturingindustryjoinustooffersuggestionsforthe developmentandproductionofdomesticaircraft. clickheretoregister Contacts SaraLIU Tel:+8602151555203 Email:marketing@galleon.cc

    Oct 12,2020
  • Russia Works on Hybrid Power Plant Helicopter with Artificial Intelligence

    Itisexpectedthatsuchfeatureswillmakethehelicopterofthefuturemoreeffectiveformedicalevacuationandsearchandrescueoperations. SpecialistsattheRussianFoundationofAdvancedResearchProjectsandtheholdingcompanyHelicoptersofRussiahavefinalizedapreliminaryprojectforahelicopterofthefuture,equippedwithahybridpowerplantandartificialintelligence,thefoundation'spress-servicehastoldTASS. Theengineeringconceptmatchessuchrequirementsasthehelicopter'sconformitywiththeforecastlevelofhelicoptertechnologiesthatwillemergein10-20years'timeandcompetitivenesswithforeigncounterpartsstillinthedesignphasefromthestandpointofsuchparametersasspeed,range,flightduration,reliabilityanduniversaluses,"thepress-servicesaid. TheFoundationofAdvancedResearchProjectssaidthatsuchflightandtechnicalparametersaretobeachievedbyusingahybridpowerplant,electromechanicaltransmission,electricservodrives,andanartificialintelligencesolutions-basedcombinedcontrolsystem. Itisexpectedthatsuchfeaturesandparameterswillmakethehelicopterofthefuturemoreeffectiveformedicalevacuationandsearchandrescueoperations.Thedesignerspromisethattheyet-to-becreatedhelicopterwillbeabletostayintheairforsevenhoursnon-stopandmake50kilometersinjustsevenminuteswithtwoinjured(oronemedicalmodule)andtwomedicsonboard. Thepressservicesaidthenexttasktobecopedwithundertheprojectwascreationofanintegratedelectricpowersystemandonboardequipmentforthehelicopter's3Ddemonstrator. Underthisbackground,the10th ChinaAviationIndustryInternational Summit-Shanghai,TianmuLakewillbeheldonOctober28th -29th,inLiyangCity,JiangsuProvince,China,thesameperiodwillbeheldthe4th AnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2020onthesecondday29th.Welookforwardtoyourparticipation. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Oct 13,2020
  • Composite Integration to Produce Tooling for Hill Helicopters HX50 Fuselage

    HillHelicoptersrecentlyunveileditsdisruptive,ground-upnewhelicopter,theHX50.The5-seat,turbine-powered,500-horsepowerrotorcraftistheworld’sfirsttrulyprivate,luxuryhelicoptercraftedtodeliverawholenewexperienceinsafety,performance,adventure,comfort,andelegance. Designedbyateamofhand-selected,highlyskilledengineersledbyaeronauticsengineerDr.JasonHill,Ph.D.,theHX50isafusionofrefinedperformanceandartisticelegance.Itscompositestructureandrotorsystem,optimizedengine,reimaginedavionics,andelevatedinteriordesigntogethermaketheHX50anexquisite,hightechandhigh-performancepersonalaircraft. “ThehelicopterindustryhaslongawaitedanElonMusk-styledisruptionthatredefinesthemodernhelicopter.Thewaitisover,”saysHill,founderandCEOofHillHelicopters.“Theonlywaytocreatesomethingthatistrulyground-breakingistodesignfromthegroundup,givingequalfocustoaerospacedesign,performance,andsafetyaswellastotheartisticandexperientialaspects,includingcomfort,ergonomics,intuitivetechnology,andluxury.TheHX50bringsallofthistogethertodeliveratrulyuniqueaircraftandexperience.” CompositeIntegrationareusingtheirextensiveexperienceinclosed-mouldandinfusionprocesstechnologytodesignandmanufacturetoolingandfirstoffcomponentsforthehighperformancecompositefuselage.Followingonfrommultiplerecentprojectsforbothprocessdevelopmentandequipmentdesign/manufactureintheaerospacesector,thisprojectprovidesanexcellentplatformtodemonstratethecompany’scapabilities.Foundedin2002,CompositeIntegrationhasaproventrackrecordofdeliveringnewtechnologies,processesandproductionsolutionsintoawidevarietyofglobalsectorsincludingaerospace,renewableenergy,marineandautomotive. TheHX50iscurrentlyintheadvanceddesignphase,withthreeprototypesscheduledtobeginflighttestingin2022.Thefirstdeliveriesareanticipatedtotakeplacein2023. Comparedwithlargepassengeraircraft,compositematerialsaremorewidelyusedinhelicoptermanufacturing.Fromairframetointeriordecoration,frompropellertohanging,moreandmorecompositematerialsareappliedinhelicopter.Underthisbackground,the6thAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnologyShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldonNovember18th-19th,inShanghai.Astwomajormaterialalliancesinthedomesticaviationfield,aswellastwomemberoftheorganizingcommittee,CivilAircraftMaterialsIndustryDevelopmentAllianceandChinaSuperalloyInnovationStrategicAlliance,wewillholdthisforumtogether.Welookforwardtothesmoothopeningoftheforum,ifyouareinterested,wewaitingyourparticipation. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Oct 13,2020
  • GE9X Gains FAA Certification

    TheGE9XenginehaswoncertificationfromtheFederalAviationAdministration,GEAviationsaidonMonday.Thelargestcommercialturbofan intheworld,theGE9XpowerstheBoeing777X,thenewtwinjetnowexpectedtogaincertificationsometimein2022. TheGE9X’sFARPart33certificationinvolvedeighttestenginesthatcompletedjustunder5,000hoursand8,000cycles.GEAviationplanstoconduct3,000cyclesofadditionalgroundtestingontheGE9XtosupportExtendedOperations(ETOPS)approval.TheGE9XteamalsocontinuestoworkonmaturationtestingtohelpGEengineerspreparetosupporttheengineinservice. Notalwaysasmoothexercise,certificationofthe9Xdidn’tcomewithoutitsdifficulties,mostnotablyreflectedintheneedtoretrofitredesignedStage2statorvaneassembliesintheengines' compressorsafterrevampingtheirgeometrytoensureaproperwearprofile.Atthetime,theproblemcontributedtoBoeing’sdecisiontoshiftitsoriginal777Xcertificationtargetfromlate2019toearly2021. Morerecently,Boeingdelayedexpectedcertificationbyanotheryear,to2022,duetowhatBoeingCEODavidCalhoundescribedasaneedtobalancesupplyanddemandascustomersbeganaskingforlaterdeliveriesduetoanexpectedprotractedrecoveryforwidebodiesfromCovid-19. GEhasdelivered eightGE9XtestenginesandtwotestsparestoSeattleforBoeing’sfour777Xprototypes.Theenginecompanyalsosaidithasassembled“several”GE9Xproductionenginesandremainsintheprocessofcompletingfactoryacceptancetests. Forserviceandsupportofitscustomers,GEhasestablishedGE9XenginetrainingcoursesatitsCustomerTechnicalEducationCenter(CTEC)inCincinnati.ThecompanyusesaGE9XenginetodevelopleanmaintenancepracticesitplanstoimplementincustomertrainingmodulesandGEtrainingprocedures.Courseworkincludeslinemaintenance,borescopeandboroblendrepairprocedures,aswellasfanstatorremovalandinstallation.TheCTECteamisalsoworkingaugmentedreality/virtualreality(AR/VR)trainingcoursestosupplementthein-persontraining. TheCovid-19hasnotstoppedthedevelopmentofaero-enginetechnology, underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020iscoming,2dayscountdown,willbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShenyangCity,China.Ifyouarenotabletoattend,wewillreleaserelevantinformationafterthemeetingpostedonourwebsitewww.galleon.cc,thenpleasepayattention. Clickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithmarketing@galleon.ccdirectly.

    Oct 13,2020
  • Hexcel Launches PEKK-based Electromagnetic 3D Printing Paterial for Aerospace Components

    Advancedcompositescompany Hexcel hasannouncedthelaunchofanelectricallyconductivePEKK-basedthermoplasticcarbonfibrecompositematerialforadditivemanufacturing. TheHexPEKKEM(electromagnetic)materialhasbeendesignedforuseonSelectiveLaserSintering(SLS)technologyandtomeetthedemandsofthecommercialaerospace,defenceandmilitaryindustries.HarnessingSLStechnologyandtheHexPEKKmaterialthroughitsHexAMprocess,HexcelistoproducecomponentsforthesesectorsatitsHartford,ConnecticutplantwhereitwillalsocontinuethedevelopmentofHexAM. Hexcelhasengineeredthenewmaterialinabidtoenableflight-readycomponentsafterprinting.TheHexPEKKEMmaterial,perthecompany,hasbeenformulatedspecificallytomeetthestaticelectricitymanagement,electromagneticshieldingandradiationabsorptionrequirementsofadvancedaircraftapplications,complementingitscurrentcarbonfibrematerialoffering.ItsenhancedEMpropertiesalsomeanthatprintedpartsdonotrequirecoatingforthemanagementofelectromagneticinterferenceorradiationabsorption,helpingtosavebothtimeandcost. Withthesecapabilities,HexcelbelievestheHexPEKKEMmaterialissuitableforarangeofapplication,includingexteriorsurfaces,airinlets,electronicenclosuresandcockpitstructuresincommercialandmilitaryaircraft,aswellashelicoptersandUAVs. “Themanagementofstaticelectricitydissipation,electromagneticinterference,andradiationabsorptionisextremelyimportantinthedesignofallairvehicles,”commentedLawrenceVarholak,VicePresidentofAdditiveManufacturingatHexcel.“Theintroductionofthisadvancedadditivemanufacturingmaterialwillenablethefabricationofextremelycomplexaerostructureswithunparalleledstructuralandelectricalfunctionality.Itsignificantlyreducesweightandcostwhileprovidingunlimiteddesignflexibility.” Theapplicationofcompositematerialsinaviationmanufacturingisaninevitabledevelopmenttrend.Fromsinglesimplepartstolargecomplexstructuralparts,frominteriormaterialstofuselageskinmaterials,theresearchanddevelopmentofcompositematerialshasalwaysbeenthefocusofindustryexperts.Underthisbackground,the6thAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnologyShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldonNovember18th-19th,inShanghai.AbouttheCompositeparts,therearerelatedtopicsfollowing:IndependentR&DAndInnovationOfCompositeMaterialAndItsFormingEquipment,DesignForManufacturingOnCompositeMaterial,ConsiderationOnTheFormingMethod/ProcessSelectionOfSuperLargeSizeCompositeMaterialParts(SpecialStructuralParts),ResearchonStructuralDesignofAdvancedCompositeMaterials,ProcessDescriptionAndMaterialCharacteristicsOfTheCompositeMaterialsNonAutoclaveProcess,etc. Ifyouhaveinteresttohearmoreabouttheforum,pleaseletusknow. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Sep 28,2020
  • Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

    HeartAerospacesaysitcangetitsall-electricES19regionalairlinerincommercialservicein2026. HeartAerospaceonWednesdayunveiledtheelectricpropulsionsystemthatwillpowertheES-19regionalairlineritclaimswillbereadytoentercommercialserviceinthesummerof2026.TheSwedishcompany,whichisbackedbyEQTVentures,alsoannouncedthatithassecured2.5million($2.9million)infinancialsupportfromtheEuropeanInnovationCouncilGreenDealAcceleratorProgram. The19-seatES-19featuresfourpropellerspoweredbyelectricmotors.Thepreliminarydesignforthealuminum-fuselage,fixed-wingmodelshowswingletsandaT-shapedtailandsomewhatresemblesasmallerversionoftheDeHavillandCanadaDash7. AccordingtoHeartAerospace,whichisheadquarteredatGothenburg’sSaveAirport,theall-electricaircraftwillbeabletoflyuptoaround400km(217nm)andoperatefromrunwaysasshortas750meters(2,461feet).Itisexpectedtohaveatopspeedof215knotsandacruisespeedof180knots.Thecompanymaintainsthattheselowspeedswillnotbeadisadvantageonshortsectors,especiallybecausetheaircraftwillbeabletooperatefromsmaller,lesscrowdedairfieldsthatwillshortendoor-to-doorjourneytimes. Thecompanywasformedin2018,initiallyaspartoftheElectricAirTravelinSweden(ELISE)project,andfundedbythecountry’sVinnovainnovationagencyalongwithseveralotherundisclosedbackers.Itsengineeringteamincludesveteransofalmost70aircraftprograms,includingtheBombardierCSeries,HondaJet,andZunumAero’selectricaircraft. Testinghasalreadybegunwithaground-basedprototypeofthecompletepropulsionsystem,anda20percentscalemodeloftheaircraftisduetostartflighttestsbeforetheendof2020.Theprogramplancallsforafull-scaleprototype,which willbequiteclosetotheseriesproductiondesign,tostartflighttestsinmid-2024. TheaircraftwillbecertifiedunderEASA'sCS23standards.Themanufacturerisintheearlystagesofapplyingfordesignorganizationapproval. Hearthasdevelopeditspropulsionsystemin-houseandisusingautomotiveindustrybatteriesasitspowersource.MTPropellerisprovidingtheES-19’sseven-bladepropellers.Thecompanyisintalkswithseveralaerospacegroupswithaviewtosourcecockpitsystemsandflightcontrols. ThecompanyclaimsthateightairlinesfromacrossEurope,NorthAmerica,andAsiahavesignedlettersofintenttopurchaseatotalof147examplesoftheES-19.TheseincludeSAS,BraathensandWideroeinScandinavia;AirGreenland;NewZealand’sSoundsAir;PascaninQuebec;QuantumAirinCalifornia;andUKstartupCityClipper. Hearthasnotpublishedabasepricefortheaircraftbutatthestated1.1billion($1.3billion)combinedvalueofthelettersofintentthiswouldsuggestaunitpriceofalmost$8.8million.Thecompanybelievesthecostcouldfallfurtherasproductioncostsforthepropulsionsystemarereducedwhenvolumesarescaledup. Aselectricpropulsiontechnologyimproves,HearthasambitionstoextendtherangeoftheES-19orsubsequentmodelstoaround2,000km/1,080nm.Accordingtothecompany,thisrangewouldcoverasmanyas85percentofairlinedeparturesworldwideand43percentofcurrentcarbondioxideemissionsfromaviation. TheEuropeanInnovationCouncilGreenDealAcceleratorProgramisbackedbytheEuropeanCommissionandtheEuropeanDevelopmentBank.UndertheproposedEuropeanGreenDeal,theEuropeanCommissionisseekingtoreduceallgreenhousegasemissionsbyatleast50percentby2030. Initially,HeartistargetingtheanticipatedearlyadoptionofelectricaircraftinScandinavia.InitsnativeSweden,thegovernmenthascommittedtomakingalldomesticflightsfossil-fuel-freeby2030,whileneighboringNorwayhasagoalofalldomesticflightsbeingelectric-poweredby2040. AccordingtoHeartAerospaceCEOandfounderAndersForslund,theCovid-19pandemichasincreasedpressureontheairtransportindustrytoreshapeitsapproachtoenvironmentalandfinancialsustainability.HepointedtothefactthatinEuropesomegovernmentaidforstrugglingairlineshascomewithrequirementsthatitbematchedbymoreambitioustargetsforreducingthesector’scarbonemissions. InthefaceofdecliningdemandforairtravelpromptedbyCovidandtheso-called"flightshaming" trendforconsumerstoflylessfrequently,Forslundcommented, “Thisisaresetmoment,asacrosstheboard theprovisionofpublicfinancecomeswiththecaveatthatbailoutswillonlybeofferedinexchangeforcuttingemissions,andelectricaircraftcouldbethemostcost-effectiveandsustainablewaytotravel.” Electricpropulsionsystemandsimulation,asthecurrentfrontiertechnology,notonlyacceleratethedevelopmentprocessofaero-engine,butalsopromotetheenergyconservationandemissionreductionofaero-engine.Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShenyangCity,China.Thisforumhas6professionalsub-forumsonOctober16th,thereareTotalityandSystemProfessionalSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum,TurbomachineryProfessionalSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum,GasTurbineProfessionalSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum,StructuresStrengthandVibrationProfessionalSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum,CombustionandHeat/Mass TransferProfessionalSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum,Design,ManufacturingandMaterialsSimulationProfessionalSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Sep 28,2020
  • Airbus Reveals New Zero-emission Concept Aircraft

    Airbushasrevealedthreeconceptsfortheworld’sfirstzero-emissioncommercialaircraftwhichcouldenterserviceby2035.Theseconceptseachrepresentadifferentapproachtoachievingzero-emissionflight,exploringvarioustechnologypathwaysandaerodynamicconfigurationsinordertosupporttheCompany’sambitionofleadingthewayinthedecarbonisationoftheentireaviationindustry. Airbusrevealsnewzero-emissionconceptaircraft Alloftheseconceptsrelyonhydrogenasaprimarypowersource-anoptionwhichAirbusbelievesholdsexceptionalpromiseasacleanaviationfuelandislikelytobeasolutionforaerospaceandmanyotherindustriestomeettheirclimate-neutraltargets. GuillaumeFaury,AirbusCEO,said:“Thisisahistoricmomentforthecommercialaviationsectorasawholeandweintendtoplayaleadingroleinthemostimportanttransitionthisindustryhaseverseen.Theconceptsweunveiltodayoffertheworldaglimpseofourambitiontodriveaboldvisionforthefutureofzero-emissionflight.Istronglybelievethattheuseofhydrogen-bothinsyntheticfuelsandasaprimarypowersourceforcommercialaircraft-hasthepotentialtosignificantlyreduceaviation'sclimateimpact.” Thethreeconcepts-allcodenamed“ZEROe”-forafirstclimateneutralzero-emissioncommercialaircraftinclude: Aturbofandesign(120-200passengers)witharangeof2,000+nauticalmiles,capableofoperatingtranscontinentallyandpoweredbyamodifiedgas-turbineenginerunningonhydrogen,ratherthanjetfuel,throughcombustion.Theliquidhydrogenwillbestoredanddistributedviatankslocatedbehindtherearpressurebulkhead. Aturbopropdesign(upto100passengers)usingaturbopropengineinsteadofaturbofanandalsopoweredbyhydrogencombustioninmodifiedgas-turbineengines,whichwouldbecapableoftravelingmorethan1,000nauticalmiles,makingitaperfectoptionforshort-haultrips. A “blended-wingbody”design(upto200passengers)conceptinwhichthewingsmergewiththemainbodyoftheaircraftwitharangesimilartothatoftheturbofanconcept.Theexceptionallywidefuselageopensupmultipleoptionsforhydrogenstorageanddistribution,andforcabinlayout. GuillaumeFauryadded:“Theseconceptswillhelpusexploreandmaturethedesignandlayoutoftheworld’sfirstclimate-neutral,zero-emissioncommercialaircraft,whichweaimtoputintoserviceby2035.Thetransitiontohydrogen,astheprimarypowersourcefortheseconceptplanes,willrequiredecisiveactionfromtheentireaviationecosystem.Togetherwiththesupportfromgovernmentandindustrialpartnerswecanriseuptothischallengetoscale-uprenewableenergyandhydrogenforthesustainablefutureoftheaviationindustry.” Inordertotacklethesechallenges,airportswillrequiresignificanthydrogentransportandrefuelinginfrastructuretomeettheneedsofday-to-dayoperations.Supportfromgovernmentswillbekeytomeettheseambitiousobjectiveswithincreasedfundingforresearch&technology,digitalisation,andmechanismsthatencouragetheuseofsustainablefuelsandtherenewalofaircraftfleetstoallowairlinestoretireolder,lessenvironmentallyfriendlyaircraftearlier. Underthisbackground,the10thChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-Shanghai,TianmuLakewillbeheldonOctober28th-29th,inLiyangCity,JiangsuProvince,inChina.Energyconservationandemissionreductionisthelong-termgoalofaviationmanufacturingindustry,notonlytoreducecosts,butalsotocarryoutenvironmentalprotectionintheend.Thisforumhasintelligentmanufacturingasthetheme,discussingaircraftmanufacturingbasedonthebasicgoalsofenergyconservation,emissionreductionandenvironmentalprotection.Ifyouareinterested,wewelcomeyoutojoinus. ClickheretoregisteryouinterestorcontactwithSaradirectly.

    Sep 28,2020
  • Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters Sign Contract

    AirbusHelicoptersandHTM-HelicoptershavesignedacontractforthepurchaseoftwoadditionalH145helicopters.HTMwillbethefirstoperatortousethenewfive-bladedH145intheOffshoreWindsegment. “WethankHTMfortheircontinuedtrustinAirbusHelicoptersandourproducts”,saysThomasHein,HeadofSalesWesternEuropeatAirbusHelicopters.“SinceHTMstartedoffshorewindoperationsin2008,theyrelyonH135andH145helicoptersfortheirdemandingoperations.” Thedeliveryofthefirsthelicopter,afour-bladedH145,isscheduledforthefourthquarterthisyear,whilethesecondaircraft,afive-bladedH145willbedeliveredmidnextyear.Thefour-bladedH145willalsolaterbeupgradedwiththenewfive-bladedrotorsystembyHTM’smaintenanceorganization. ThetwonewaircraftwillbeoperatedfromHTM’sbasesatNorden-Norddeich,Emden,BorkumandHelgoland.Fortheirmissions,whichincludepassengertransporttoandfromwindfarmsandhoistingtechnicianstothewind-turbines,thetwohelicopterswillbeequippedwithapowerfulhoist,floatationequipment,andacargohook. PoweredbytwoSafranArriel2Eengines,theH145isequippedwithfullauthoritydigitalenginecontrol(FADEC)andtheHelionixdigitalavionicssuite.Itincludesahighperformance4-axisautopilot,increasingsafetyandreducingpilotworkload.ItsparticularlylowacousticfootprintmakestheH145thequietesthelicopterinitsclass. ThenewupgradeoftheH145boastsseveralnewfeaturesthatwillallowcustomerstoenhancetheiroperations:Theinnovativefive-bladebearinglessrotorincreasestheusefulloadby150kg,furtherenhancingthemissioncapabilitiesoftheaircraft.Thisnewrotoralsoimprovescrewandpassengercomfort.OtheradvantagesincludeasmallerD-value,allowingtheH145tooperateinmoreconfinedareas,simplifiedmaintenance,andanincreasedavailabilityrate. HTMHelicoptersisoneofthelargesthelicoptercompaniesinGermanyandemploysaround150people.SinceApril2020,ithasbeenfullyownedbyHERISTOAktiengesellschaft.ThecorebusinessoftheHTMGroupistheprovisioningofhelicoptersforcivilandmilitarycustomers,offshoreoperations,emergencymedicalservices,commercialairtransport,flighttrainingandaerialworkwhichincludesexternalloadoperationsinmountainousterrain.TheIntercopterGmbHispartoftheHTMGroupandaPart-145approvedmaintenanceorganization. Underthisbackground,The4thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2020willbeheldonOctober29th,2020inJiangsuTianmuLake,China.TheforumwashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,supportedbyLiyangGovernment,ShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociationandHelicopter Sub-committeeofCSAA organizedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstituteandAVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtdandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Theforumwillmainlyfocusonmanufacturingandoperation. ClickHeretoRegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaradirectly formoredetails.

    Sep 28,2020
  • Boeing Expands Passenger-to-Freighter Conversion Lines in Asia

    SINGAPORE—Boeingisopeningadditionalpassenger-to-freighterconversionlinesatGuangzhouAircraftMaintenanceEngineeringCompanyLimited(GAMECO)inChinaforthe737narrowbodyandatSingaporeTechnologiesEngineeringforthe767widebody. TheannouncementcomesasBoeingrevealedanorderfortwo737-800BoeingConvertedFreighters(BCF)fromanunidentifiedcustomer.Withthenewplacement,Boeingsaiditnowhas134ordersandcommitmentsforthetype. GAMECO’ssecondconversionlinewillbeginoperationinearly2021.TheChinaSouthernAirlines-ownedMROprovidercarriedoutitsfirst737-800BCFconversioninJune,markedbyadoor-cuttingceremony. STEngineering’ssecondlinewillopenbytheendoftheyear,doublingitsconversioncapability.Thecompanynowhasseven767BCFjobsscheduledthrough2021. AccordingtoBoeingordersanddeliveries,thereiscurrentlyabacklogofnine767BCFs,includingfourdestinedforFedExExpressandfiveforunidentifiedcustomers. TheU.S.airframersaidtheconversionlineshadbeenlaunchedtomeetstrongdemandinexpresstrafficande-commercemarkets.AircargohasbeenhitbyCOVID-19aspassengeraircrafthavebeengroundedmeaningmuchofthebellyholdcapacitytheyusuallyprovidehasbeentakenoutofthemarket. “Thefreighterconversionprogramisanexcellentwaytodoublethelifeofanairplaneandprovideoperatorswithaneconomicalwaytoreplacelessefficientfreighters,”BoeingseniorVPofcommercialsalesandmarketingIhssaneMounirsaidinastatement. “Byworkingwithourpartnerstoaddfreighterconversioncapacity,welookforwardtomeetingthestrongdemandinthismarketsegmentandhelpingourcustomersscaletheiroperations,”Mounirsaid. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA&ChengduShuangliuDistrictGovernment,organizedbyChengduShuangliuDistrictAviationEconomicBureau,COMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. ClickHeretoRegisteryourinterestorgetintouchwithSaradirectlyformoredetails.

    Sep 28,2020
  • The 2nd International Symposium on Air Traffic Management for Civil Aviation was Successfully Held

    The2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviationwassuccessfullyheldinBeijingfromSeptember15th-16th.TheforumwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTrafficManagement,CSAA;Co-organizedbyCivilAviationUniversityofChina,CAACKeyLaboratoryofGeneralAviationOperation;OrganizedbyCETCLESInformationSystemCo.,Ltd.,StateKeyLaboratoryofAirTrafficManagementSystemandTechnology,BeihangUniversity,ChinaMobileCommunicationsCorporation,HuaweiTechnologiesCo.,Ltd.,andGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.. CHENZhijie DirectorandresearcherofNationalAirspaceTechnologyKeyLaboratory AcademicianofChineseAcademyofEngineering Inrecentyears,digitaltechnologyhaspenetratedintovariousindustrialchains,andtheapplicationintheaviationfieldisworthyoffurtherdiscussion.Mr.ChenZhijie,DirectorandResearcherofNationalAirspaceTechnologyKeyLaboratoryandAcademicianofChineseAcademyofEngineering,pointedoutthatdigitaltechnologywillbehelpfulinreshapingthefuturenationalairspacesystemandestablishinganewairtrafficmanagementmode,whichwillhelptoachievethemanagementofairspaceandhigh-qualityallocationofresources. LiQiguo SeniorLeadership AirTrafficManagementBureau.CAAC LiQiguo,theSeniorLeadershipofAirTrafficManagementBureauofCAAC,respondedtothecontradictionthattherearemanyrestrictionsonairspacemanagementanditisdifficultfortechnologicaldevelopmenttobreakthroughpolicybarriers,proposedbyChenZhijie.HeindicatedthatthefollowingATMplanwillbedraftedundertheguidanceofthepolicy,andtheBureauwillactivelybuildthebasicframeworkofsmartATMsystemsupportedbythelatesttechnology,sothatthepolicycanmeetthesocialneeds,aswellasallpartiesshouldcollaborateandinnovatetoseekanewchapterinthedevelopmentofsmartairtrafficcontrol. LIANGXiaopeng DeputyDirectorofSafetyandFlightOperations,NorthAsia IATA Thedigitaldevelopmentofairspacesystemtechnologywillinevitablyleadthefutureofairtrafficcontroltointelligentoperation.LiangXiaopeng,DeputyDirectorofSafetyandFlightOperations,NorthAsia,IATA,predictedthatthefuturedevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolwilluniteairtrafficcontrol,airlines,airportsandotherrelatedpartiestoestablishaunifiedbasicairtrafficsituation,sothatachieverefinedflightoperationandimproveATMsystemoperationguaranteecapabilityandefficiency. Thetwo-dayforumwasheldsuccessfully.TheattendeesdiscussedhowtopushATMsystemintoabroaderfieldofinnovation,buildaninternationallycompetitiveATMecosystem,anddiscussthefuturedevelopmentofsmartATMsystemasakeystrategicissue.ThepurposeofthisforumistopromotethefutureofATMtowardrefinedandtechnologicaldevelopmentthroughcooperationandexchanges.Theguestsactivelyinteractedandreceivedenthusiasticresponses.

    Sep 18,2020
  • AR Uptake Will Increase in Aerospace and Defense as Vendors Realize Benefits of Utilizing the Technology

    Augmentedreality(AR)isexpectedtoseesignificantlymoreuptakeintheaerospaceanddefensesectorsinthecomingdecadeasvendorsrealizethebenefitsofutilizingthistechnologyinmanufacturingprocesses.MilitariesarecurrentlyinvestinginAR,inalimitedsense,butarerefrainingfromdeployingitinthefielduntilthetechnologyismoreadvanced.OnceARbecomesmoreeffectiveandcanbebettermergedwithdatasources,therewillbesignificantcommercialopportunities.Fornow,itsutilizationwillbefocusedinproductdevelopment,accordingtoGlobalData,aleadingdataandanalyticscompany. GlobalData’slatestreport,‘AugmentedRealityinAerospaceandDefense–ThematicResearch’statesthat,asitbecomesmoreadvanced,ARwillincreasinglybeusedtofacilitatedatauseandwilllikelyfindinitialfunctiononnavalshipstoprovideanoverlayofimportantinformationforcrewmembers.Despiteitsrelativeinfancy,itisbeingutilizedbyanumberofcompaniesinthemanufacturingprocessanditsuseisexpandingasthesoftwareandhardwaresuchasMicrosoftHoloLensbecomesmoreadvanced. WilliamDavies,AerospaceandDefenseAnalystatGlobalData,comments:“WhileARhassignificantapplicationsinaerospaceanddefense,thetechnologyisstillinitsnascentstageandissomewayfrombeingdeployedinthefield.VendorsareincreasinglylikelytoeitherinvestthemselvesorpurchasetechnologythatcanenabletheuseofARtoaiddevelopmentprocesses. “Intheshort-term,ARwillbecomeintegraltothefutureofnewproductdevelopmentwithapplicationsacrossanumberoftechnologies.Forexample,LockheedisalreadyusingthetechnologytomanufacturethenewOrionspacecraftforNASA. “Theinvestmentbyvariouscompanies,includingLockheedandSafran,isindicativethatthereissignificantpotentialinthetechnology.This,combinedwithworkfromtechnologycompaniesoutsideofdefense,ensuresARwillexperiencesignificantadvancesinthenexttenyears.” ThedevelopmentofARtechnologyassistancesystemapplicationnotonlyreflectstheincreasingapplicationofadvancedtechnologiesintheaviationfield,butalsoreflectsthattheaviationindustrycanacceptmoreandmoreemergingtechnologiesunderthepremiseofcertificationsafety. Underthisbackground,the10thChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-Shanghai,TinamuLakeon“IntelligentManufacturing”willbeheldonOctober28th-29th,inLiyangCity,JiangsuProvince,inChina.Thisforuminvitesprofessionalleadersandexpertsfromtheindustrytoattend,anddiscussesthewholelifecyclefromtheperspectiveoftheoverallstructureoftheaircraft.Ifyouareinterested,youaremostwelcometojoinus. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Sep 15,2020
  • Collaborative R&D Project Aims to Develop Nanocomposite Material for Interior Aircraft Application

    ItwasreportedonJuly27that AIMAltitude (Dorset,England), designer,manufacturerof cabininteriorshasbeenworkingwith CompositesEvolutionLtd. (Chesterfield,England) andSheffieldHallamUniversity(Sheffield,U.K.) onaresearchanddevelopment(R&D)projectcenteredarounddevelopingananocompositematerial withexceptionalfireandmechanicalperformance,suitableforuseinaircraftinteriorapplications. BackedbyInnovateUKinSwindon,thecollaborativeteamhasreportedlydevelopedathermosettingresinsystem,whichisablendofpoly(furfurylalcohol) (PFA)withaspecificadditivemix,fortheproductionofglassfiber prepregsusingahot-meltprocess. AccordingtoAIMAltitude,thesuccessfulconclusionoftheprojectinAugust2020isexpectedtobringtomarketanewfamilyofmaterialswithimprovedperformance,enablinggreaterdesignfreedom,includingnewdecorativefinishes andasaferpassengerenvironment. “Materialsanddesignoptionsforcompositesinfire-criticalapplicationsarecurrentlyverylimited,”saysVernonThomas,engineeringmanageratAIMComposites.“Thenanocompositeswehavedevelopedhaveledtoenhancedperformanceallaround.Itisabetter,saferproduct,whichisbio-basedandrenewable.Thefire,smokeandtoxicity[FST] performanceisbetterthanphenolics.Thereducedporosityhasgreatadvantagesforthefinish,reducingcostsconsiderably,andpeelstrengthimprovementgivesvitalincreasestointegrityanddurability.Allofwhichoffersairlinesgreateropportunitiesfordifferentiation.” ThePFAresinbaseissaidtobeproducedfrombiomasswaste,whichhasamature,secure,low-costsupply, anddoesnotcompetewithfoodproduction,thusimprovingitssustainable.Theteamsaysthecompositeissimilartophenolic,butwithoutthetoxicphenolandformaldehydecompounds,makingitsaferacrossthewholeproductlifecycle. “WorkingwithSheffieldHallamUniversityandAIMAltitudehasgivenustheopportunitytofullyexploreournewproductideas.Thenanocompositesolutionwehavedevelopedhassomanyimprovedfeaturesitwillredefinecompositescapabilities,”says Dr.BrendonWeager,technicaldirectorofCompositesEvolution. TheresultingcuredprepregshavebeentestedatAIMAltitude’sfacilitiesinCambridgeshire,England, andhavereportedlyshownbetterfirepropertiesthancurrentphenolicprepregs.Accordingtotheteam,thesurfacefinishisalsosuperior,whichissaidto reducedownstreamcostsindefectrectificationandpreparationfordecoration.Theenhancedfirepropertieswillalsopermittheuseofsomedecorativefinishesnotcurrentlyavailableforcommercialaircraftinteriors. “Thiscollaborativeprojecthasbeenagreatopportunitytoinvestigateandapplysomereallyinterestingmaterialssciencetoaleadingapplicationwithpotentiallygreatimpact,”adds Dr.FrancisClegg,PrincipalResearchFellowatSheffieldHallamUniversity. ForAeronauticalinteriormaterials,flameretardanceisaverycriticalrequirement.Goodflameretardanceofinteriormaterialscangreatlyhelpimprovetheoverallsafetyofpassengersandaircraft.Theexcellentperformanceofcompositematerialsmakesitmoreandmorewidelyusedinaircraftmanufacturing,especiallyininteriormaterials. Underthisbackground,the6thAnnualAeronauticalMaterialsandManufacturingTechnologyShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldonNovember18th-19th,inShanghai.Thecontentoftheforummainlyincludesthefollowingthreesections:airframematerialsandtechnology,aero-enginematerialsandtechnology,andinteriormaterialsandtechnology.Ifyouareinterested,youaremorethanwelcometojoinus. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Sep 15,2020
  • PD-14 Engine for MC-21 Planes to be Equipped with Artificial Intelligence Elements

    ArtificialintelligencetechnologieswillbeintroducedtothePDfamilyengines,includingthePD-14enginefortheMC-21planes,theUnitedEngineCorporation(UEC)ChiefProductionOfficerValeryTeplovtoldjournalistsTuesday.ThisreportedbyTASS. AccordingtoTeplov,introductionofAIelementsinaviationenginescontrolsystemisaworldtrend."Wehavesuchplanstoo.Theyprimarilyincludemoderndevelopments -thePD-8,PD-14andPD-35engines.Usingtheseengineswouldbeimpossiblewithoutsuchsystemsas theAIelements,"Teplovsaid.Hedisclosedthatamoderngas-turbineenginegeneratesabout2terabytesofinformationduringa4-6hourflight."Thisinformationmustbestored,processedandanalyzedsomewhere.Ofcourse,withoutAI,controllingsuchflowofinformationisimpossible,"heunderscored. Artificialintelligence(AI)technologyiswidelyusedinaviationmanufacturing.Itcannotonlyreplacehumanpower,butalsoobtainandtransmitdatawithultra-highcomputingpower,whichsavestime,effortandefficiency.Itcanbeseenthatallemergingtechnologiesareconstantlyliberatinghumanlaborunderthepremiseofsecurityandreplacinghumanlaborwithmachines.Simulationtechnologyisalsooneofthem. Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForumwillbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShenyangCity,China.Itisagrandforumfordomesticandforeignaero-engineandgasturbineindustryexperts,itgathersthewholeindustrialchainofdesign,researchanddevelopment,manufacturingandproduction,andfocusesonthesimulationtechnologytoshareanddiscuss.Ifyouareinterested,youaremostwelcometojoinus. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Sep 15,2020
  • Bell Buys Chinese MRO Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation

    BellisacquiringZhenjiangAerochineAviationtoincreaseitshelicopterMROcapacityinChina. BellisacquiringZhenjiangAerochineAviationtoincreaseitshelicopterMROcapacityinChina.AcurrentBell-authorizedmaintenancecenter,AerochineAviationwillberenamedZhenjiangBellTextronAviationService. ZhenjiangBellisaCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC)authorizedPart145repairstationandtheacquisitionenablesBelltodirectlyprovideMROservicestooperatorsinChinaforthecompany’s407and206helicopters,withplanstoaddallcurrentproductionandlegacymodelssuchastheBell505,429,and412. Approximately200BellhelicopterscurrentlyoperateinChina,andBellexpectsthatnumbertogrowinthecomingyears."ThegrowingfleetinChinawarrantsanoriginalequipmentmanufacturer(OEM)MROcenter,sowedecidedtofurtherincreaseourinvestmentinChina,"saidMichaelReagan,directorofBellinternationalsupportandservices.InadditiontoAerochineAviation,BellalsohasasupplycenterinShanghaiandmultipleauthorizedmaintenancefacilitiesinChinaprovidingMROservices. BeforebeingacquiredbyBell,AerochineAviationhadservedasaBellindependentrepresentativefor10years.“ThesaleoftheMROoperationisavoteofconfidenceandrecognitionofthecompany’scontributionintheChinamarket.WewillcontinuetoworkalongsideBelltoserveourcustomers,”saidDianaChou,founderandchairmanofAerochineAviation. Underthisbackground,The4thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2020willbeheldonOctober29th,2020inJiangsuTianmuLake,China.TheforumwashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstituteandAVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtd,co-organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonmanufacturingandoperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Sep 15,2020
  • Tianjin Air Cargo takes delivery of B737 from Spectre

    TianjinAirCargohastakendeliveryofaBoeing737-700BDSFaircraftfromSpectreCargoSolutions,throughitsIrishentityNGFOverseasAircraftLtd. Thefreighterisonalong-termoperatingleasewithTianjinAirCargoandisthefirstBoeingfreighterofthetypetobedeliveredtoaChineseoperator. TianjinHaiteAircraftEngineering(HAITE)performedtheIAI737-700BDSFmodificationforSpectre;theaircraftisthefourth737-700BDSFreceivedbythelessor.Beforeconversion,theaircrafthadbeenoperatedbyXiamenAirlinessince1998.TogetherwithTJAC’sSpectre-leased737-800BCF,thislatestdeliverybringsTJAC’sfleettofourBoeingfreighters. Spectre’sprogramhasproduced737NGfreightersatfourinternationalsitestodate,andexpectstoconsumeallofitsexclusivecapacitycommittedtoSpectreunderitslaunchcustomeragreementwithIAI. SpectrehasanumberoffreightersinvaryingstagesofproductionandwilltakedeliveryofatleastfiveBoeing737-800freightersandone737-700freighteroverthenextseveralmonths,bringingitsdeliveredtotaltosixteen737NGfreighters. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA& ChengduShuangliuDistrictGovernment,organizedby ChengduShuangliuDistrictAviationEconomicBureau,COMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines, Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited, COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd & Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Sep 15,2020
  • Honeywell Gains FAA Nod for 3D-printed Flight-critical Part

    HoneywellpavednewgroundinadditivemanufacturingwithitsfirstFAAapprovalofaflight-criticalenginepart.Thepart,the#4/5bearinghousing,isastructuralcomponentfortheATF3-6turbofanusedontheDassaultFalcon20GmaritimepatrolaircraftoperatedbytheFrenchNavy. HoneywellhasreceiveditsfirstFAAapprovalforaflight-criticalenginepartproducedthroughadditivemanufacturing,markingastepforwardintherapidlyadvancingfieldof3Dprinting. Thepart,the#4/5bearinghousing,isastructuralcomponentfortheATF3-6turbofanthatpowerstheDassaultFalcon20GmaritimepatrolaircraftoperatedbytheFrenchNavy.TheATF3-6enginewascertifiedin1967,andonlyaboutadozenarestillflying,makingpartssourcingdifficult. Complicatingmatters,Honeywellsaid,isthatproductionofthe#4/5bearinghousing throughtraditionalmeansisacomplicatedprocess, requiringexpensive specialtytoolsandmolds.Thisdrivesupthecost ofreplacement,particularlygiventheloworderquantities. Additivemanufacturing,however,enablespartstobemademorequicklyandinsmallerquantities,withouttheneedforexpensivetools.Honeywell’sprocessinvolvestheuseofalaserthatfuseslayersofpowderedmetalintothepartform. “Thoughtherearen’tmanyinservice,Honeywellisresponsibleforsupportingandmaintainingtheseengines.Wehadtofindawaytoaddressthesesupply-chainissuesandkeeptheseaircraftflying,”saidJonHobgood,v-pofmanufacturingengineeringforHoneywellAerospace.“Wewereabletouseourexpertiseinadditivemanufacturingtoproducethequalifiedpartmuchfaster,reducingourleadtimefromapproximatelytwoyearstotwoweeks.” Becausethe#4/5bearinghousingisconsidered“safety-critical”or“flight-critical”fromaregulatorystandpoint,itmustalwaysfunctionproperlyandmustbeapprovedbyregulatoryorganizations. TheFAAhasexpandeditsregulatoryandresearcheffortsintheareaofadditivemanufacturingandhasworkedwithHoneywellonthedevelopmentandcertificationofmultiplecomponents.Honeywellsaidthiscollaborationenabledtheapprovaloftheflight-criticalcomponentthroughdelegatedauthority. “ThisisamajormilestoneforHoneywell becauseitdemonstratesthematurityofouradditivemanufacturingoperationsandpavesthewayforustoprintmorecertified flight-criticalparts,”Hobgoodadded.“Italsoisamajorwinfortheadditiveindustry,asflight-criticalpartsfaceheavyscrutinyandhighstandardsforqualificationandinstallationonaircraft,butthisshowsitcanbedone.” Withtheapprovalinhand,Honeywellissteppingupproductionofthehousing,anticipatingthecompletionofdozensbyyear-end. Honeywellbeganexploringadditivemanufacturingin2007throughitslabinPhoenixandhassinceproducedhundredsofaircraftcomponents.Ithasfurther expandedthoseeffortstooperationsinChina,Europe,India,andtheU.S. Theapplicationofadditivemanufacturingtechnologyinaviationmanufacturingindustryisofgreatsignificance.Additivemanufacturingcanmakepartsfasterandinsmallerquantitieswithouttheneedforexpensivetools,whichnotonlyreducesthemanufacturingtime,butalsoreducesthecostandultimatelyimprovestheoverallefficiency.Underthisbackground,the10thChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-Shanghai,TianmuLakewillbeheldonOctober28th-29th,inLiyangCity,JiangsuProvince,China.RelyingonCOMACandbasedontheYangtzeRiverDeltaregion,theconferencewillfocusonthedesign,manufacturing,production,testingandrecyclingoftheaviationindustry,andexchangeandsharetechnologiesandtopicsinanall-roundway.Ifyouareinterested,youaremorethanwelcometoparticipate. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 28,2020
  • Rolls-Royce LibertyWorks Completes Core Test for Small Engine

    Rolls-RoyceLibertyWorkshascompletedrigtestingonanewcoredesignforasmallengine,successfullyexecutingarapidprototypingplanfromdesigntotestinunderayear.   Theprototypeenginecorewasdesignedforlimited-lifeapplicationswithakeyfocusonlowcost.TheLibertyWorksteamtookaninnovativeapproachtoreducingcostatthecomponentlevelanddemonstratedtheabilitytoreducepartcountbyutilizing21st centurytechnologiessuchasadditivelayermanufacturing.   JohnKusnierek,Rolls-RoyceLibertyWorks,SeniorVicePresident,Research&Technology,said,“Thesesuccessfulenginetestsdemonstratetheimportanceofanadaptableandscalableapproachtosmallengines,allowingforcostreductionacrossmultipleenginesolutions.Thisapproachwasimplementedinthesmallenginedemonstratorandallowsforrapidfuturegrowthofthatcore.Successfultestingprovidesafoundationforfuturesmallenginedemonstratorstargetedatmeetingtheuniquechallengesofthelimitedlifepropulsionmarket.”   LibertyWorksalsoevaluatedandidentifiedareaswherenon-traditionalmaterialscouldbesubstitutedtoachievelowercomponentcosts,whilestillmeetingrequirements.LibertyWorksengagedanall-U.S.supplychainaswellassmallbusinessestosourcetheenginecomponents.   Thesmallenginedemonstrationalsoservesasatooltobaselineanalyticaltoolsandmodels,whichwillallowforshorteneddesigntimeonfuturesmallenginesolutions.Thecoreenginehardwarehasbeentestedandcannowbeutilizedtodemonstratefuturetechnologyinsertionsthatdeliveradditionalcostreductions,performanceimprovements,ornewcapabilities.   LibertyWorksisanadvancedtechnologyandresearchorganizationbasedatRolls-RoyceinIndianapolis,US.LibertyWorksdevelopstechnologyfortheDepartmentofDefense,NASA,DARPA,andothergovernmententities,aswellasthemajorU.S.airframecompanies.   Rolls-RoyceNorthAmericaInc.,headquarterednearWashington,D.C.,hasemployeesbasedat27locationsliterallycoasttocoastacrosstheU.S.Thecompanydesigns,develops,manufacturesandservicesenginesandpropulsionsystemsforaircraft,shipsandpowergeneration.TheU.S.AirForce,Navy,Marines,ArmyandCoastGuardalloperateaircraftorshipswithRolls-Royceenginesorpropulsionsystems.   ReducingthenumberofpartsandcontinuouslyimprovingtheuseofnewmaterialsforaviationisnecessaryforboththemainOEMandtheairlinetoreducethecostofaero-enginemanufacturingandaircraftuse.Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020 willbeheldonOctober15th -16th,inShenyangCity,inChina.Theforumnotonlyfocusedondomesticenginehostunits,butalsoinvitedseveralacademiciansoftheChineseAcademyofEngineeringtomakereportsonthefirstday,sharinganddiscussingabouttheresearchanddevelopmentofgasturbineengineanditssimulationtechnology. Ifyouareinterestedinthis,youaremorethanwelcometojoinus.   Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 28,2020
  • AVIAGE SYSTEM came to Galleon (Shanghai) Consulting Co., Ltd. for investigation

    OnJuly22,LiQian,MarketingandMediaManagerofAVIAGE SYSTEMandQinHua,IndirectCostPurchasingManager,visitedGalleon (Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.ZhangYifei,GeneralManagerofGalleon (Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.,andChenYuan,Director of Sales, areinchargeofthereception. Duringthecommunication,bothsidesfullycommunicatedwith eachotherontherecentdevelopmentoftheindustryandthedevelopmentofthe enterprise,andconfirmedaseriesoffollow-upcooperation.AVIAGESYSTEM has confirmedtosponsorthe “9thCivilAvionicsInternational Forum2020 “,“2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020”, “4th AnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum 2020 ”. Inthecontextoftheglobalaviationmarketbeingputon holdbytheepidemic,AVIAGESYSTEMbasedontheChinesemarket,continuesto developavionics,MROandothernewfields,andcontinuestodiversifyits businesstosupportthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustry.Galleon willalsoactivelymobilizetheaccumulatedresourcesandcontactsinthe industrytoassistAVIAGESYSTEMandrelevantenterprisesforsupplyanddemand docking,andprovidesupportinvariouslinksofmarketdevelopment. AVIAGESYSTEMisaglobalfirst-classcivilavionicssystem solutionproviderjointlyestablishedbyAVICandGEin2012.Thecompanyisa leaderincivilavionicssystemandproduct-levelsolutions,withitsbusiness scopecoveringdesign,testing,integration,airworthinesscertificationandafter-sales service. Withindustry-leadingopenplatformsystemandcontinuous innovation,avionicssystemsolutionsaredevelopedforthenextgenerationof civilaircraft.AsthetieronesupplierstoCOMAC,thecompanyprovidesthe C919narrow-bodyaircraftwithcoreavionicsproducts,includingtheIMA (integratedmodularavionics)andnetwork.Atthesametime,AVIAGESYSTEMalso providesairborneinterconnectionsolutionsanddigitalsolutions. HeadquarteredinShanghaiZizhuScienceandTechnologyPark, thecompanyisequippedwithadvancedlaboratories,manufacturingandtesting workshops,andMROmaintenancestations.WithofficesinNorthAmericaand Europe,thediverseandinternationalizedteamisgrowingrapidly,withmore than400outstandingtalentsintheindustry,workingtogethertocreatea brightfutureforcivilavionics. 【Contact】 Name:SaraLIU Phone:+8602151555203 Email:marketing@galleon.cc

    Aug 28,2020
  • Van Horn Aviation Receives STC/PMA on 206B V2 Main Blades

    VanHornAviation(VHA)hasreceivedFederalAviationAdministration(FAA)SupplementalTypeCertification/PartsManufacturerApproval(STC/PMA)onitsupdatedcompositemainrotorbladesfortheBell206BJetRangerhelicopter. TheVHA206BVersion2mainrotorbladescontaindifferentcarbonfiberplycountsandorientationsthantheoriginalVHA206Bmainrotorblades.This“softens”thebladestomimictherideandfeelofmetal bladeswhilemaintainingtheincreasedperformanceofcompositeblades. “We’vebeenflyingthesebladesonourJetRangerforseveralmonthsnow,completingcertificationflights,photoshoots,andlongmulti-statecross-countries,”saidVHACEOJamesVanHorn.“Therideisabout assmoothasaJetRangercanget,andyetyoucanfeeltheincreasedresponsiveness.WiththenewVersion2blades,theJetRangerhandleslikeasportscar.” TheVHA206BVersion2mainrotorbladesfeaturecorrosionresistantcarbonfiberskinandspars,anefficientNASA-designedlaminar-flowairfoil,taperedtip,andstainlesssteel/nickelabrasionstripsalong theentirelengthoftheleadingedge.Availabledirectlyfromthecompanyanditsdistributors,theVHA206BVersion2mainrotorblades(partnumber20635000-501)canreplaceOEMmetalmainrotorbladespartnumbers206-010-200-133andup.Listpriceis $60,000perblade,withaservicelifeof10,000hours(doublethemetalblade)andnooverhaulsrequired. Underthisbackground,The4thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2020willbeheldonOctober29th,2020inJiangsuTianmuLake,China.TheforumwashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstituteandAVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtd,co-organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Theforumwillmainlyfocusonmanufacturingandoperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 31,2020
  • In Recovering Market, Ameco Continues Progress On Several Fronts

    BylateJuly,Chinesedomesticflightstoodatabout10,000perday,versusroughly2,000perdayatthedepthoftheviruscrisis,accordingtoRadarBox. ThoughChina’sinternationalflyinghasnotrecoveredasstronglyasdomesticoperations,theincreaseinaircraftmovementsmeansastrongrecoveryindemandformaintenance,whichinturnisenablingChineseMROstoenhanceservices. OneofthesecompaniesmakingprogressisBeijing-basedAmeco,whichsawencouragingsignsonseveralfronts.First,theMROcompleteditsfirstinspectionofTrent1000intermediate-pressurecompressorrotors1and2underremoteguidanceformexpertsatRolls-Royce. SinceBoeing787swerefirstputintoservicewithAirChina,co-ownerofAmeco,theseinspectionshavealwaysbeenprovidedbyaRollson-wingsupportteam.Earlyin2020,duetotheoutbreakofCOVID-19,RollsofferedremotetechnicaltrainingtoAmecostaffandnowhasguidedthestaffindoingtheinspection.  Onamoremundanebutusefulfront,AmecohasalsodoneitsfirstfadingandpaintingofaBoeing777-300ER.Comparedwitha777-200,the-300is10meterslonger,anditspaintingarea200squaremeterslarger. Duetothesedifferencesinsizeanddifferencesinnose,mainlandinggearandengines,Ameco’sladdershadtobeadjusted.Itspaintingstaffworkedcloselywiththeengineeringdepartment,formulatedanewworkprocessandoptimizedproduction.TheMROexpectstopaintthreemore-300ERsthisyear. Lookingtothefuture,inearlyJuly,AmecocompletedalltasksforFAAmaintenancecertificateintegrationandobtainedanewairagencycertificatefromFAA. TheMROsaysthisisthefirstimportantmaintenancecertificateithasobtainedfrominternationalregulatorssinceitobtaineditsfirstmultiplecertificatesunificationcertificatefromtheCivilAviationAuthorityofChinainMay,2019. IttookayearandahalfforAmecotointegratetheFAAcertificateand,duetoCOVID-19,theMROhadtoadaptitsintegrationplan.TheFAAalsomadeadjustments,doingverificationauditsandreviewsofAmecocapabilitiesatBeijingandChengdubyremotevideo.AmecoexpectstheintegrationofitsFAAcertificatewillenableittofurtherexpanditsinternationalbusiness. Finally,inearlyJulyAmecolauncheditsnewSAPHANAsystem,aleadingdatabasemanagementsystemthatstoresandretrievesdataandcanperformadvancedanalytics,includingpredictiveanalytics,spatialdataprocessing,textanalytics,textsearch,streaminganalyticsandgraphdataprocessing. Theimplementationtookayearandahalfforpreparation,planning,systemdesign,development,implementation,processtestingandtraining.AmecoexpectsHANAwillimprovemanyaspectsofitscommercialandtechnicaloperations. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 28,2020
  • STR-SpeechTech to Deliver a Complex D-ATIS/D-VOLMET System to Support Future ATC Operations at Hong Kong International Airport

    STR-SpeechTechLtd.(STR)isproudtoannouncethatithasbeencontractedtosupplyitsindustry-leadingStarCasterⓇaviationbroadcastingplatformtofulfilltheneedforanewAutomaticTerminalInformationService(ATIS/VOLMET)attheHongKongInternationalAirport(HKIA).Thiscontractisacriticalcomponentoftheairport’sdevelopmentplantomeetfuturetrafficgrowththroughtheconstructionofanewrunwaytofacilitatetheoperationofaThree-runwaySystem(3RS)atHKIA. TheStarCastersolutionforHKIAconsolidatesbothATISandEn-routeATIS(alsoknownasVOLMET)intoasinglemodernandmaintainableplatform.ThesystemwillautomaticallyproduceandbroadcastseparateArrivalandDepartureATISmessagesondiscreteVHFfrequencies,eachcontainingcriticalinformationforpilots.ThiswillincludethelatestweatherobservationsandairportoperationalinformationaswellasICAO’snewGlobalReportingFormat(GRF)forrunwayconditions.Simultaneously,thesystemwillproduceandbroadcastanEn-routeATISmessage,bothcontinuouslyoverVHFandonascheduledbasisoverHF.ForboththeATISandEn-routeATISbroadcasts,StarCaster’sexclusiveText-to-Speech(TTS)technologywillbeutilizedtoconverttextualinformationintoavoicemessage(male&female)ofthehighest-qualitythatpilotscaneasilyunderstand.InadditiontotheATISandEn-routeATISvoicemessages,StarCasterwillautomaticallygenerateatextualcopyofthesemessages(D-ATIS/D-VOLMET)andtransmitthemuponrequesttoACARS-equippedaircraftthroughthedatalinkprovider’snetwork. TheStarCastersystemforHKIAinvolvesanintricateATIS/VOLMETsoftwareandhardwaredeploymenttobeimplementedandintegratedintoHKIAtoweroperations.ThesolutionwillbedeployedasasegregatedMainandFallbacksystem,eachofwhichutilizeahigh-availabilityvirtualizedenvironmentthatfacilitatesdatasharingandsynchronization.Thisconfigurationwillensurethecontinuityofsystemoperationseveninthecaseofmultiplefailuresorasignificantdisaster.StarCasterwillbeintegratedwithnolessthan13externalsystemsforthebi-directionalexchangeofbroadcastmessages(voice&text),weatherdata,systemperformanceandstatusinformation,statistics,andmore.Userswillinteractwiththesystemusingtheweb-basedStarCasterHumanMachineInterface(HMI)fromanyoftheplanned30dedicatedworkstationslocatedthroughouttheairportandairtrafficcontrolfacilities.Themajorityoftheseworkstationswillalsohaveaself-containedversionoftheStarCastersoftwareinstalled,whichwillallowbroadcastingoperationstocontinueintheveryunlikelycaseofatotalsystemfailure.Additionally,aTestandDevelopment(TDS)systemwillbeprovidedwhichwillmirrortheoperationalsystemandwhichcanbeusedforthetrainingofpersonnelandfortestingnewsoftwareorsystemconfigurationsovertheoperationallifespanofthesystem. Theprocessofputtinganewrunwayintooperationsatoneoftheworld’sbusiestinternationalairportsismultifaceted,andasaresulttheimplementationofStarCasterwillbeequallycomplex. “WearepleasedandexcitedtohavebeenselectedasthepreferredsupplierofD-ATISandD-VOLMETforHKIA,”saidCraigDickson(PresidentandCEOofSTR-SpeechTechLtd).“StarCaster’srenownedreliabilityandnaturalvoicequality,combinedwithitssecuretechnologyandflexibleplatform,contributeuniquelytoitscapabilitytomeetHKIA’scomplexrequirements.”  STRexpectstodeliveroneofthemostadvancedandintegratedD-ATIS/D-VOLMETsystemsavailable,whichisideallysuitedforHKIA’scurrentandfuturedemands. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviationwillbeheldonSeptember15th-16th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 31,2020
  • Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and informatization , Shanghai General Aviation Association visited Galleon (Shanghai) Consulting Co., Ltd for investigation

    OnJuly16,LiuJianhua,Researcherof MajorEquipmentOfficeofShanghaiMunicipalCommissionofEconomyand informatization,AndZhouYing,DeputySecretary-GeneralofShanghaiGeneral AviationAssociationvisitedGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.Zhang Yifei,GeneralManagerofGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.received them. Duringthecommunication,ZhangYifei introducedthebasicsituationofthecompany'sbusinessandproject development,understoodthedevelopmentcourseoftheassociation,andfully communicatedwitheachotheronthedevelopmentofthegeneralaviation industry.Thetwosideswillcarryoutcommunicationonthebusinessexchanges andfollow-upcooperationbetweentheShanghaiGeneralAviationAssociationand Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdas theexclusivepartneroftheInternationalAviationIndustryConferenceofThe AviationSocietyofChinaandtheexclusivestrategicpartnerofCommercial AircraftCorporationofChinaLtd`sMagazine"Jetliner",provides comprehensiveaviationindustryconsultingandservices,anditsbusinessis dividedintothreeparts. ●International Forum Itholdsmorethanteninternational large-scaleindustryconferenceseveryyear.Atthesametime,wearethemain eventorganizerforvariousregulatoryagenciesinChina,suchasCivil AviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC),AirTrafficManagementBureau-CAAC,The AviationIndustryCorporationofChina(AVIC),Ltd.,CommercialAircraft CorporationofChinaLtd(COMAC)andotherunitsandOEMmanufacturers.The forumwillfocusonspecificareas,suchasavionics,aeroengines,aero materials,manufacturingindustry,ATM,MRO,etc. ●Advertising Marketing Magazineadvertising:Advertisingbusiness ofCOMACmagazine"Jetliner"and"AerospacePower"; Emailmarketing:ChinaAerospaceNewshas morethan150,000subscriberstohelpcustomersenhancebrandexposure; APP:The"GalleonAviation"APP isthefirstofitskindinChina.Promoteyourproductsandservicesby displayingthecompanylogoandintroductionontheAPP. ●Product agency InthedevelopmentofChina'scivil aviationindustryformorethanadecade,Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo., Ltdhasestablishedgoodworkingrelationshipswithgovernmentorganizationsat alllevelsandseniorofficialssuchasCOMAC,AVICandAECC. Bycooperatingwithus,youwillbenefit fromtheresourcesandcontactswehaveaccumulatedintheindustry,andtimely connectwithdomesticenterprisesthatarelookingfortransactions,soasto setupmoreguaranteesineachlinkofmarketdevelopment. 【Contact】 Name:SaraLIU Phone:021-51555203 Email:marketing@galleon.cc

    Aug 28,2020
  • Vice Mayor of Liyang Municipal People's Government with His Delegations Visit to Shanghai

    OnJuly16,2020,WangYaoqing,ViceMayorofLiyang MunicipalPeople'sGovernment,paidavisittoCOMACShanghaiAircraft ManufacturingCo.,Ltd.,andhadanin-depthexchangeofviewswithleadersofShanghai SocietyofAeronauticsandCOMACShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCo.,Ltd.atthe colloquium. ShiJianzhong,ChairmanofShanghaiSociety ofAeronautics,HeadofCOMACExpertGroupandFormerDeputyGeneralManager,held thecolloquium.OnbehalfofShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,heextendeda warmwelcometotheleadersofLiyangCity. WangYaoqingintroducedthedevelopmentof LiyangCityinfourindustries,powerbattery,smartgrid,automobileandparts. Atthesametime,hesaidthatLiyangcityisvigorouslydevelopingthe aviationindustry,andplanstobuildanaviationpartspaintingcenter (surfacetreatment),whichwilleffectivelydrivetheaccelerateddevelopment oftheaviationpartsindustryinLiyangCity. Atthecolloquium,XuQinghong,VicePresidentofShanghaiSociety ofAeronautics,ViceDirectorandOfficeDirectorofCOMAC,gaveadetailed introductionofShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics'sworkinindustryactivities, forumsandexhibitions,andindustryintroduction. Finally,WangChangfa,MinisterofScienceandTechnologyDepartmentofCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCo.,Ltd., introducedthetimenodes,keycoretechnologies,processmaterials,equipment requirementsandfuturedevelopmentplansofvariouscivilaircraftprojects, soastohelpdomesticlargeaircrafttakeoffandstrivetorealizethedream ofbecomingapowerfulmanufacturer. Thiscolloquiummakesthethreepartieshave adeeperunderstandingofeachother.Afterthecolloquium,guestsvisitedthenumerical control workshop,ARJ21componentplantandARJ21finalassemblyplantofCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCo.,Ltd.,andtookphotosbeforetheY-10. OnJuly17,WangYaoqingwithhisdelegationsvisitedCEAHoneywellAircraftWheelsandBrakesRepair andOverhaulCo.,Ltd.WangChao,GeneralManagerofCEAHoneywellAircraftWheelsandBrakesRepairandOverhaul Co.,Ltd.extendedawarmwelcometothevisitingleadersofLiyangCity andShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics.Then,Wang Chaointroducedthegeneralsituationofthecompanyandthemaintenance processofthenavigationdriverwheel.UndertheguidanceofWangChao,we visitedtheworkshopofthefactoryandlearnedabouttheprocessofthefinal assemblyofthewheel,thedecompositionofthewheel,thecleaningofthe wheelhubandthedecomposition/cleaningofsmallparts. The10th ChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-Shanghai, TianmuLakewillbeheldonOctober28to29inLiyang,Jiangsuprovince,which hostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandCOMACShanghaiAircraft ManufacturingCo.,Ltd,supportedbyLiyangMunicipalPeople’s Government.Theforumwillfocusontheapplicationof5Gtechnology,Internet ofThingstechnologyandartificialintelligenceintheaviationindustry. Itisexpectedthattheforumwillbringtogethermorethan250leaders andexpertsfromdomesticandforeigngovernmentbureaus,relevant organizationsathomeandabroad,aircrafthostdesignandmanufacturingunits, airbornesystemsresearchinstitutes,enterprisesandrelevantuniversitiesto createanauthoritativeandtimelyplatformforexchangesandcooperationfor industrycolleagues. 【Contact】 Name:SaraLIU Phone:021-51555203 Email:marketing@galleon.cc

    Aug 28,2020
  • 2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020 Was Successfully Held in Shanghai

    2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020attractednearly200delegatesfromgovernments,organizations,institutes,universities,industrialenterprisesandmedia.And,theCongress2020hosted19domesticandforeignspeakerswhodeliveredkeynotespeeches. ThecongresswassuccessfullyheldinShanghaifromAug.13thto14th,2020.ThisforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA;SupportedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,ChinaEasternAirlinesCo.,Ltd,ShanghaiAirport(Group)Company,Ltd,ShanghaiHongqiaoCentralBusinessDistrict,ShanghaiHongqiaoLinkongEconomicDemonstrationZone,COMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute;OrganizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.,Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Forairborneequipmentmanufacturers,thefuturedevelopmenttrendisintelligentization.Thefirststepistoachieveair-to-groundinterconnection.Forairlines,themainpurposeofair-to-groundinterconnectionistoimprovepassengersatisfactionandincreaseauxiliaryrevenue. GraceJIANG,DirectorofAviation&DigitalBusinessDevelopmentAVIAGESYSTEMSgaveadetailedintroductionandSharedthesolutionofAVIAGESYSTEMSairborneinterconnection.Shesaidthatcurrently,thereareonlyafewlocalizedproductsforairborneInternet,whileforeignproductsaccountforalargeproportion.Basedonthedomesticmarket,AVIAGESYSTEMSprovidesaseriesofservices,suchassystemdefinition,systemintegration,modificationserviceandtechnicalsupport,tothelocalaviationdepartmenttoprovidemoreconvenientairInternetservices. ThehealthydevelopmentoftheonboardInternetindustrycannotbeseparatedfromthejointeffortsofallcolleaguesintheupstreamanddownstreamoftheindustrialchainandtheclosecooperationofrelevantenterprises.SunLu,HeadofAirbusChinaInnovationCenterandThorstenROBRECHT,SkyFive’sCEO,signedthecooperationagreementtojointlyexploreanddevelop5Gground-to-groundinterconnectionsolutionstomeettheneedsoftheChinesemarketatthecongress. Inaddition,BoeingShanghaiAviationServicesalsomadepreliminarycontactwithShanghaiHongqiaoLinkongEconomicDemonstrationZoneattheforum,meaningtosettlethemaintenancebaseinthezone. Morethan90leadingindustrialcompaniesfromairlines,OEMs,systemintegrators,satellitecommunications,networksecurityandavionicssystemswereinvitedtoattendthe2nd ConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020.In-depthdiscussionswillbeheldonhottopicssuchasaviationInternetdevelopmentopportunitiesinthepost-epidemicera,improvingflightexperienceandoperatingearnings,5Genablingsmartaviation,ATGconnectivityandaviationdigitization.Itaimstobuildaplatformforallpartiestocommunicate,cooperateandjointlysolveproblemsinafairway,strengthenthedigitaldevelopmentpathofaviationenterprises,andmakejointplansandinnovationstomakedueeffortsandcontributionstothedevelopmentofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustryandaviationindustry.

    Aug 18,2020
  • 9th Civil Avionics International Forum 2020 was successfully held in Shanghai

    The9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020(CAIF2020)withthethemeof"Safety,Reliability,Innovation,Development"wassuccessfullyheldinShanghaifromAugust12thto13th. C919andARJ21models CAIF2020 ThisforumwashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronauticsandChineseAeronauticalEstablishment;Advised by DepartmentofEquipmentIndustry,MinistryofIndustryandInformationTechnology,AirworthinessCertificationDepartmentofCAAC,Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization;GuestedbyShanghaiAircraftAirworthinessCertificationCenterofCAAC;SupportedbyShanghai Society of Aeronautics,AVIC XAC COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT CO., LTD.AVIC ZHUHAI GENERAL AVIATION R&D AND MANUFACTURING BASE,CHINA HELICOPTER DESIGN AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE;Organized by CHINA AERONAUTICAL RADIO ELECTRONICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE,COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute,AVICTAIYUANAERO-INSTRUMENTSCO.,LTD,Key Laboratory of Integrated Technology of Avionics SystemandKeyLaboratoryofATMAvionicsTechnology,CAAC;Co-organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. LIUGaozhuo,HonoraryChairmanChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics AtthestartofCAIF2020,YAOJunchen, Secretary-General,ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronauticshosted theopeningceremony,LIUGaozhuo,HonoraryChairmanChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronauticsgavewelcomingaddresstoexpress sinceregreetingstoallexpertsand representatives thatcomefromhomeandabroadgovernment,avionicssystemsuppliers,institutes,associationsandrelatedcollegesanduniversities. WANGJinyan,President ofChina Aeronautical Radio ElectronicsResearchInstitute Althoughairtrafficcontrolandavionicsaretwofields,theyaremutuallycauseandeffectandpromoteeachother.WANGJinyan,President ofChina Aeronautical Radio ElectronicsResearchInstitute,mentionedthattheworldhascarriedoutresearchonairtrafficcontrolandavionicstechnologyfromtheperspectivesofairtrafficcontrolsystemarchitecture,operatingrules,civilaircraftavionicsarchitecture,artificialintelligence,andaircraftoperationsupport.Airtrafficmanagementrulesaremodeledandproductizedtosupporttheautomationandintelligentmanagementofaircraftoperationsandsupporttheevolutionofairtrafficcontrolrules.Onthebasisofsafeandreliableflight,civilaircraftcanoperatemoreintelligentlyandefficiently,andprovidebetterbenefitsforairlines. LarryYUST, ProductManagementLeader-IntegratedSystemsofAVIAGESYSTEMS Withtheglobaltrendofthedemandfor"carbonemissionreduction"andtheincreasingdemandforshortdistanceorurbanairtransport,eVTOLisbecominganewtrendintheglobalaircraftmarket. LarryYUST, ProductManagementLeader-IntegratedSystemsofAVIAGESYSTEMS,deliveredaliveonlinepresentationdetailingthefutureinnovationofavionicssystems. He mentionedthateVTOL'savionicssystemneedstobehighlyintegratedwithadvancedtechnology.Theequipmentrequiressmallsize,lightweightandlowenergyconsumption. Atthesametime,multiplesensorsareusedtocollectdataforcorrelationanalysisandpredictivemaintenance. Rightnow, eVTOLdoeshavesomeissuestoaddressintermsofsecurity,airworthinesscertification,etc.,butweneedtobeconfidentthatwewilleventuallyseemorepossibilitiesforhuman-computerinteraction. WANGZheng,DeputyDirector,ToolDevelopmentDepartmentSeniorEngineerofBeijingSunwiseInformationTechnologyLtd. WANGZheng,DeputyDirector,ToolDevelopmentDepartmentSeniorEngineerBeijingSunwiseInformationTechnologyLtd. fromthe prospectiveof increasinglyintegratedavionicssystem,modularization,democracyandthedevelopmenttrendofnetwork,putsforwardtheavionicssoftwarereliabilityassuranceshouldfocusontheproblem, to sharetheporchspaceinformationinaerospacehighcredibleembeddedsoftwaretestingbusinessmorethan20yearsofexperience,fromthesoftwaretesting,theFPGAverificationandsoftwaredevelopmentofintegratedplatform,putsforwardthesolutions. Thecomprehensiveintroductionofembeddedsoftwarecredibilityassurancesolutionsinthereport,fromengineeringpracticetotheoreticalmethods,andthenthroughteambuilding,tooldevelopmentandapplication,backtoengineeringpractice,hasbeenwidelyresonatedandstronglyrecognizedbyparticipants. GreatThankstoCAIF2020Sponsors AVIAGE SYSTEMS Beijing Sunwise Information Technology Ltd. CETC Avionics Co., Ltd. DASSAULT SYSTEMS PARASOFT Presagis Shanghai H-VISIONS Aviation Technology Co.,Ltd. Trinity HwaFutureTechnologyCo., Ltd. ShanghaiENM3DElectromechanicalTechnologyCo.,Ltd. 3CEMS/Prime Zuken(Shanghai)TechnicalCenterCo.,Ltd. BeiJingBlueSkyAviationTechnologyCo.,Ltd. ZollnerElectronic (Taicang) Co., Ltd. AVICSHANGHAIAVIATIONELECTRICCO.,LTD. AVICHEFEIHANGTAIELECTROPHYSICSCO.,LTD. AVICSUZHOUCHANGFENGAVIONICSCO., LTD. AVICASGENERICTECHNOLOGYCO., LTD. Morethan350leadingexpertsfromrelevantunitsattendedCAIF2020.Theforumfocusedontheairworthinessrequirementsofcivilaircraftavionicssystems,thedevelopmenttrendandmarketdemandofnewavionicssystems,avionicssystemsimulationandtesting,datasecurityandprotection,andbigdataAnalysisandin-depthdiscussiononhottopicsintheindustrysuchasavionicssystemmaintenanceandsupport.Theguestsatthemeetingspokefreely,using CAIF2020 asaplatformtojointlyexploretheinnovativedevelopmentofthecivilaircraftavionicsindustry,andjointlyplanstrategiesforcreatingvalueandmutualbenefit. According toreports, the 10thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum2021willbeheldinShanghaiinthefirsthalfof 2021,alltheupstreamanddownstreamenterprisesofaviationindustrychainarewelcometoactivelyregisterandparticipate.

    Aug 18,2020
  • Micro Nav And ANWS Partnering For 3D ATC Simulation

    Source:MicroNav MicroNavdelivereda360°3DATCsimulatortoTaiwanAirNavigationandWeatherServices(ANWS),includingfullintegrationwiththeSaabIntegratedATCSuite(I-ATS)operationalsystem. SaabcontractedMicroNavtoprovidethe360°3DtowersimulatorforANWS,Taiwan’sANSP,includingatwo-yearwarrantyperiod.ThenewsimulatorwasrequiredtosupportthemovementofATCoperationsfromtheoldTaiwanTaoyuanInternationalAirporttower,tothenewtower.ThisincludedstimulatingthelatestSaabI-ATSsystem,allowingAirTrafficControllers(ATCOs)totrainonthenewsysteminahigh-fidelity,non-operationalenvironment. ThesolutionprovidesthecapabilitytoperformATCOtrainingontheSaabI-ATScontrollerworkingpositions,whilepresentingthesimulatedout-the-windowtowerview. MicroNav’sBeginningtoEndforSimulationandTraining(BEST)softwareprovidessimulatedtraffic,whileenablingpseudopilotstheabilitytocontrolaircraftandvehicles. “Sinceinstallation,thesimulatorhasalreadyproventobeinvaluable,enablingustofamiliariseourATCtraineeswithproceduresandtheoperationalenvironmenteasilyandswiftly,andstrengthenouroperationalATCOs’abilityandresponseinhandlingvariousscenariosincludingadverseweatherandemergencysituations.Wealsoutilisethesimulatorasameanstoassess,evaluateandrefineoperationalproceduresbeforeimplementation”,saidChenWen-Te,ChiefofTaipeiToweratANWS,Taiwan. Throughoutthewarrantyperiod,ANWSTaiwanhaveaccesstothehighestlevelofsupportandservicesfromourteamofexperts,plusadditionalproducttrainingcoursestomaximisetherangeoffeatures,aswellasaninvitationtotheannualuserevent. BESTisMicroNav’ssingle-solutionATCsimulator.ThedeliveredproductsincludeBESTTower,BEST3D,BESTLink,andBEST3DCreatetoenableANWSTaiwanstafftocreateandupdatetheirownairfields.The360°3DtowersolutionincludesMicroNav’saward-winningAutomaticDisplayAlignmentSystem(ADAS),whichalignstheprojecteddisplayautomatically,removingtheneedforthirdpartiesorspecialiststaff. RichardBonner,OperationsDirectoratMicroNav,said:“ItwasanabsolutepleasuretoworkwithANWSTaiwanandSaabonthisproject.Thelevelofcollaborationandprofessionalismthroughoutwasfantastic.” Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonSeptember15th -16th,2020 in Beijing,thesymposiumwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesymposiumwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 17,2020
  • In Recovering Market, Ameco Continues Progress on Several Fronts

    AspassengertrafficgraduallyincreasesinChina,MROsinthecountrysuchasAmecoareseeinganuptickinmaintenancework. Credit:AmecoBeijing BylateJuly,Chinesedomesticflightstoodatabout10,000perday,versusroughly2,000perdayatthedepthoftheviruscrisis,accordingtoRadarBox. ThoughChina’sinternationalflyinghasnotrecoveredasstronglyasdomesticoperations,theincreaseinaircraftmovementsmeansastrongrecoveryindemandformaintenance,whichinturnisenablingChineseMROstoenhanceservices. OneofthesecompaniesmakingprogressisBeijing-basedAmeco,whichsawencouragingsignsonseveralfronts.First,theMROcompleteditsfirstinspectionofTrent1000intermediate-pressurecompressorrotors1and2underremoteguidanceformexpertsatRolls-Royce. SinceBoeing787swerefirstputintoservicewithAirChina,co-ownerofAmeco,theseinspectionshavealwaysbeenprovidedbyaRollson-wingsupportteam.Earlyin2020,duetotheoutbreakofCOVID-19,RollsofferedremotetechnicaltrainingtoAmecostaffandnowhasguidedthestaffindoingtheinspection.  Onamoremundanebutusefulfront,AmecohasalsodoneitsfirstfadingandpaintingofaBoeing777-300ER.Comparedwitha777-200,the-300is10meterslonger,anditspaintingarea200squaremeterslarger. Duetothesedifferencesinsizeanddifferencesinnose,mainlandinggearandengines,Ameco’sladdershadtobeadjusted.Itspaintingstaffworkedcloselywiththeengineeringdepartment,formulatedanewworkprocessandoptimizedproduction.TheMROexpectstopaintthreemore-300ERsthisyear. Lookingtothefuture,inearlyJuly,AmecocompletedalltasksforFAAmaintenancecertificateintegrationandobtainedanewairagencycertificatefromFAA. TheMROsaysthisisthefirstimportantmaintenancecertificateithasobtainedfrominternationalregulatorssinceitobtaineditsfirstmultiplecertificatesunificationcertificatefromtheCivilAviationAuthorityofChinainMay,2019. IttookayearandahalfforAmecotointegratetheFAAcertificateand,duetoCOVID-19,theMROhadtoadaptitsintegrationplan.TheFAAalsomadeadjustments,doingverificationauditsandreviewsofAmecocapabilitiesatBeijingandChengdubyremotevideo.AmecoexpectstheintegrationofitsFAAcertificatewillenableittofurtherexpanditsinternationalbusiness. Finally,inearlyJulyAmecolauncheditsnewSAPHANAsystem,aleadingdatabasemanagementsystemthatstoresandretrievesdataandcanperformadvancedanalytics,includingpredictiveanalytics,spatialdataprocessing,textanalytics,textsearch,streaminganalyticsandgraphdataprocessing. Theimplementationtookayearandahalfforpreparation,planning,systemdesign,development,implementation,processtestingandtraining.AmecoexpectsHANAwillimprovemanyaspectsofitscommercialandtechnicaloperations. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 17,2020
  • 2016 Engine Failure Prompts Study of ‘High-energy’ Engine Parts, GE Enhances Inspections

    TheUSaerospaceindustry’stradegrouphascommencedastudyintothedurabilityofrotatingturbofancomponentsattherequestoftheFederalAviationAdministration.   ThestudyfollowsanFAArequeststemmingfromthe2016uncontainedfailureofaGEAviationCF6turbofanonanAmericanAirlinesBoeing767.Investigatorstracedthatfailuretofatiguecrackingofadisk.   Asthestudyprogresses,GEsaysithaslauncheditsownenhancedengineinspectionprogramme.   Morebroadly,inrecentyearstheindustry,regulatorsandsafetyexpertshavesoughttoaddressconcernaboutenginefailuresprecipitatedbyundetectedcracksinlife-limitedcomponents.   Regulationsrequireoperatorstoreplacelife-limitedcomponents,whichincludehigh-stressrotatingparts,whentheyreachadesignatedservicelife.   Fatiguecrackinghasbeentracedtoseveralotherrecentenginefailures,includinga2018SouthwestAirlinesincidentthatkilledonepassenger.Thatfailureinvolvedafanblade.   TradegroupAerospaceIndustriesAssociation(AIA)confirmstoFlightGlobalithascommencedastudythatwillexaminethedurabilityofrotatingenginecomponents.   Atleastoneenginemaker–GEAviation–hastakenasteponitsown,havinglaunchedanew“EnhancedLife-LimitedPartInspectionProgram”.   AIAdeclinestosaywhenitbeganthestudyorwhenitsreviewmightconclude.Thegroupdoesnotprovideadditionalinformation.   Ina2018letter,theFAArequestedtheAIA’shelpinidentifyingmeanstoimproveinspectionsofnewandin-servicerotatingengineparts,including“criticalhigh-energy,life-limitedrotatingpartsforallengines.”.   Theconclusions,thelettersays,couldincluderecommendationsand“industry-level”participation.   TheFAA’srequestcameinresponsetotheNationalTransportationSafetyBoard’s(NTSB)reportintothe2016American767incident.Oneofthataircraft’sCF6-80turbofanssufferedfailureofa“high-pressurecompressorstagetwodisk”dueto“low-cyclefatiguecracks”,theNTSBfound.    ThefailureoccurredonthegroundatChicagoduringtheaircraft’stake-offroll,ledtoafireandsubstantiallydamagedtheaircraft.Duringevacuation,21peoplewereinjured,oneseriously,accordingtotheNTSB’sreport.   TheFAAdidnotimmediatelyprovidemoreinformationaboutthestudyitrequestedfromAIA.   GESTEPSUPINSPECTIONS   EnginemakerGEsaysitisalreadyimprovinginspections,havingrolledoutan“EnhancedLife-LimitedPartInspectionProgram.”   ThecompanysaystheeffortisunrelatedtotwoSouthwestincidentsinvolvingCFMInternationalCFM56turbofanfailures.CFMisjointlyownedbyGEandSafranAircraftEngines.   “Webelievetherecommendationsfrom[theAIA]studywillbeadoptedindustry-wide,”GEsays.“Asanindustryleader,GEhaselectedtodeveloptheseenhancedinspectionsaheadofanypotentialdirectives.”   GE’snewinspectionprotocolsapplyto“life-limited,high-energyrotatingdisks”inCF6sandCFM56s,andGEnx,whichpower787sand747-8s.   “Theinitialfocushasbeenhigh-pressureturbinedisksandcompressorspools,”GEsays.   Theenhancedinspectionswilltakeplaceduringengineoverhaulsandinclude“eddy-currentorborescope-fluorescentpenetrantinspectionsofspoolcavities”.Theywillalsoinclude“immersionultrasonic”inspectionsofhigh-pressureturbinedisks,fandisksandforwardouterseals,GEsays.   “Technologieshavechangedovertheyearsandourunderstandingofourpartshasimproved,”saystheenginemaker.“Thisenablesustodevelopenhancedinspectionswhichwillimprovethelong-termreliabilityofourproducts.”   AffectedGEandCFMengineswillundergoenhancedinspectionsduringoverhaulswithnochangestomaintenanceintervals,saysGE.Thecompanyisalsoperformingtheenhancedinspectionsonnew-builtengines.   Severalotherturbofanshavesufferedfailuresduetofatiguecracksinrecentyears.   ThoseincludetwoinflightCFM56failuresonSouthwestBoeing737-700s–oneeachin2016and2018. Fanbladefailuresduetofatiguecrackscausedtheincidents,theNTSBfound.   The2018failurekilledonepassengerwhowaspartiallysuckedoutawindowthathadbeenbrokenbyfancowldebrisfollowingthefanbladefailure,theNTSBhassaid.    Followingthatincident,theNTSBrequiredmoreCFM56inspectionsandurgedtheFAAtomandatethat“airplaneandenginemanufacturersworkcollaboratively”tostudyfanbladefailuresandimprovedesigns,saystheaccidentreport.BoeingalsopledgedtoredesigntheCFM56’scowltoimproveintegrity.   Additionally,aUnitedAirlines777’sPratt&WhitneyPW4077turbofanfailedoverthePacificOceanin2018duetoabladecrackcausedbylow-cyclefatigue. TheFAAhastakenotherstepstoaddresssuchfailures.   Aproposedordermadepublicon12Augustwouldrequireoperatorsremovesomehigh-pressureturbinerotorstagetwodisksandcompressordischargesealsinGE90s.Themovefollowsreportsofanomaliesnotdetectedduringmanufacturingthatcouldcauseuncontainedfailures,theproposalsays.   GEtellsFlightGlobalitisconfirmingthat“materialpropertiesofthesepartsmeetourstringentspecifications”.   “Therehavebeennofindingsinfinishedparts,andtheproposedremovalthresholdwillnotrequireanyimmediateaction,”itadds.   Also,inJunetheFAAproposedrequiringultrasonicinspectionsofGEnxhigh-pressureturbinerotorstagetwodisks.Theissue,whichGEalsoaddressedwithadditionalinspections,cametolightaftera“subsurfaceanomalywasfoundinanearly-production”disk,saystheproposedrule.   Understandthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willheldonOctober15th -16th,inShenyang,China.Theforumwillfocusonsimulationtechnologytodiscussthecurrentsituationanddevelopmentofaero-engineandgasturbinetechnology.Youarewelcometoparticipate. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 17,2020
  • Unlocking Industry 4.0: Understanding IoT in The Age of 5G

    TheInternetofThings(IoT)willimpactvirtuallyallindustriesbutnonemoresothanmanufacturing.Infact,IoT—withitspotentialtotransformtraditionallylinearsystemsintodynamicandinterconnectedones—maybethebiggestdriverofchangeinfactoriesandotherfacilities.   Asinothersectors,IoTandindustrialIoT(IIoT)endeavorsinmanufacturingaremadepossiblebywirelessconnectivityandthetechnologiesthatsupportit.Today,IoTdependsonlowpowerandlongrange,whichthe Narrowband(NB)standard addresses.NBconnectionscansupportahostofIoTusecases,includingeventdetectors,smartgarbagebins,andsmartmetering.Industrialapplicationsincludeassettracking,logisticstracking,machinemonitoring,andmanyothers. Butasnationwide5Gconnectivitycontinuestobebuiltout,anentirelynewlevelofspeed,efficiency,andperformancewillhelpunlocknewIoTusecases.   5Gwillbeneededforhigherdataratetransmissionsandultra-lowlatencyneeds.Infact,a2020 reportfromBloorResearch notesthatthefutureof5G,edgecomputing,andIoTtogetherarekeyenablersforIndustry4.0.   The IIoTmarket,forinstance, isforecastedtogrowfrom$68.8billionin2019to$98.2billionby2024, accordingtoa reportfromMarketsandMarkets.AmongthemajorfactorsexpectedtodrivetheIIoTmarket?Moreadvancedsemiconductorandelectronicdevices,andhigheruseofcloudcomputingplatforms—bothofwhichthe5Geraisslatedtodrive.   Ontheotherhand,accordingtotheBloorResearchreport,without5GtherewillbesignificantnetworkgapstoenablingIndustry4.0—notonlyinprovidingconnectivityforthebillionsofIoTdevices,butalsointransferringandprocessingthehugevolumesofdatathatwillbegenerated.   Thechallengeisnotjustaboutbandwidth.DifferentIoTsystemswillhavedifferentnetworkrequirements.Somedeviceswilldemandabsolutereliabilitywherelowlatencywillbecritical,whileotherusecaseswillseenetworkshavingtocopewithamuchhigherdensityofconnecteddevicesthanwe’vepreviouslyseen.   Forexample,withinaproductionplant,onedaysimplesensorsmightcollectandstoredataandcommunicatetoagatewaydevicethatcontainsapplicationlogic.Inotherscenarios,IoTsensordatamightneedtobecollectedinreal-timefromsensors,RFIDtags,trackingdevices,evenmobilephonesacrossawiderareavia5Gprotocols.   Bottomline:Future5GnetworkscouldhelpenableanumberofIoTandIIoTusecasesandbenefitsinthemanufacturingindustry.Lookingahead,don’tbesurprisedifyouseethesefiveusecasestransformwithstrong,reliableconnectivityfrom multi-spectrum5Gnetworks currentlybeingbuiltandtheintroductionofcompatibledevices.   VisibilityofProductionAssets   WithIoT/IIoT,manufacturerscouldconnectproductionequipmentandothermachines,tools,andassetsinfactoriesandwarehouses,providingmanagersandengineerswithmorevisibilityintoproductionoperationsandanyissuesthatmightarise.   Assettracking—theabilitytoeasilylocateandmonitorkeycomponentsofaproductionfacility—isakeycapabilityofIoT.Onthehorizon,companieswouldbeabletoautomaticallytrackpartsastheymovethroughtheassemblyprocessusingsmartsensors.Plantmanagerscouldgainareal-timeviewofproductionoutputbyconnectingtoolsusedbyoperatorswithanymachinesusedinproduction.   ManufacturerscouldleveragethesegreaterlevelsofvisibilitywithinplantstoquicklyidentifyandresolvebottlenecksthroughtheuseofdashboardswiththelatestIoT-generateddata,helpingtoleadtofasterandhigherqualityproduction.   PredictiveMaintenance   Ensuringthatfactoryequipmentandotherassetsareingoodworkingorderisamajorpriorityformanufacturers.Amalfunctioncanleadtosignificantdelaysinproduction,whichcaninturnresultinheavylossesforunexpectedequipmentrepairorreplacementaswellas unhappycustomersduetodelayedorevencanceledorders.Keepingmachinesrunningcanmeansignificantreductionsinoperatingexpensesandsmootherproductionprocesses.   BydeployingwirelesssensorsonmachinesthroughoutafactoryandthenconnectingthosetotheInternet,managerswouldbeabletodetectwhenacertainpieceofequipmentisbeginningtomalfunctionwellbeforeitactuallydoes.   EmergingIoTsystemssupportedbywirelesstechnologycouldsensewarningsignsinequipmentandsenddatatomaintenancestaffsotheycouldproactivelyrepairequipment—thusavoidingmajordelaysandcosts.Inaddition,manufacturerscouldrealizebenefitssuchaspotentiallysaferplantenvironmentsandincreasedequipmentlifetime.   ImprovedProductQuality   Imaginethecontinuousmonitoringofproductsthroughthebuildingcycle,madepossiblebyhavingenvironmentalsensorssendbackdataaboutconditionscriticalforhighquality,couldhelpmanufacturersbuildbetterqualitygoods.   Sensorscouldalertshopsupervisorswheneverqualitythresholdsarereachedorwhenconditionssuchasairtemperatureorhumidityarenotoptimalforproductionofproductssuchasfoodsorpharmaceuticals.   DigitalTwins   EmergingIoTwillmakeitpossibleformanufacturerstocreatedigitaltwins—virtualreplicasofphysicaldevicesorproductsthatmanufacturerscouldusetorunsimulationsbeforetheyactuallybuildanddeploythedevices.Becauseofthecontinuousstreamsofreal-timedataprovidedbyIoT,manufacturerscouldpotentiallycreateadigitaltwinofessentiallyanytypeofproduct,whichwouldallowthemtodetectflawssoonerandpredictoutcomesmoreaccurately.   Thatcouldleadtohigher-qualityproducts,aswellasreducedcostsinnothavingtorecallproductsoncetheyhavebeenshipped.Datacollectedfromthedigitalreplicaswouldletmanagersanalyzehowwellsystemsareworkingundervariousconditionsinthefield.   Witharangeofpotentialapplications,eachofthesefiveprospectiveusecasescouldrevolutionizemuchofthemanufacturingsector.InordertorealizethefullpromiseofIndustry4.0,technologyleaderswithinmanufacturingwillneedtounderstandthekeychallengesIoTwillbringandhowthefutureof5Gcanaddressthem.   COMAChasalreadycarriedoutpreliminaryworkinthefieldof5Gintelligentmanufacturing,andhasrealizedtheapplicationofsometechnologies.Includingintelligentlogistics,digitalinspectionsystems,toolinginterconnectiontechnology,andCNCintelligentproductionlines.Thenext10yearswillbeacrucialperiodforacceleratingtherapiddevelopmentofChina’saviationindustryandacrucialperiodforrealizingleapfrogdevelopmentoftheaviationindustry.   Underthisbackground,the10th ChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-Shanghai,TianmuLakeonOctober28th -29th,inLiyangcity,JiangsuProvince,China.Wewelcomeyourparticipation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarkeing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 17,2020
  • QinetiQ Contract With Castle Air to Operate New Airbus H145

    QinetiQhasboughtanewAirbusH145fortheLTPA(LongTermPartneringAgreement)RangeHelicopterServicethatcoverstheUKMinistryofDefenceBUTEC(BritishUnderwaterTest&EvaluationCentre)andHebridessitesinNorthWestScotland. The LTPA isa25-yearcontractbetweentheUKMinistryofDefenceandQinetiQtodeliverTest&Evaluation(T&E)andTrainingSupportServicestotheUKArmedForces. InMarch2019anamendmenttothecontractwassignedsecuringtheprovisionofTest&Evaluationuntil31March2028. ThehelicopterserviceprovidesatransportandsupplylineforcriticalMODprogrammesincludingtheContinuousAtSeaDeterrentandtheferryingofkeyrangeoperatorstotheirremotelocationsontheApplecross peninsula, Ronaisland andSt.Kilda. Theintroductionofanewaircraftfortheservicewillextendservicecapabilitiessignificantlyandisexpectedtodelivernotableoperationalefficiencies. Thisisachangeofapproachforthecompany,whichpreviouslyhiredinaircraft fromcharteroperators. QinetiQ’sAirTestandEvaluation Capability teamhasbeenworkingwith Airbus HelicoptersUK toundertakeinterimaircraftacceptanceandcompleteanumberofmodificationsandenhancedsafetyfeatures.  FinalpreparationsandtestingarenowunderwaytoensurethenewaircraftmeetsallprojectedLTPArequirementspriortoentryintoservicein late2020.RangespecialistsatMODBUTECandHebrideshavebeenworking withtheproject teams tocompletethetestingandacceptanceprogramme anddeliveraseamlessentryintoserviceofthenewH145. “InviewofthecriticalnatureoftheRangeHelicopterService,everyonehaspulledoutallofthestopstocompletetheacquisitionofthenewhelicopterwithinaverychallengingtimeframe,despitetherestrictionsposedbythe#COVID19lockdown,” saysQinetiQ’sProjectManager,DonaldLundie.  “Thisisasignificantprogrammeinmanyrespectsasthecapabilitygainsandserviceenhancementsprovidedbythenewhelicopterwillbematchedwithsignificantcostsavingsandoperationalefficiencies.SuchoutcomesarefullyalignedwithourkeyobjectivestomoderniseanddevelopcapabilitieswhilealsoensuringvalueformoneyfortheBritishtaxpayer.” QinetiQhasenteredintoacontractwithCastleAirtooperateandmaintainthehelicopter,includingtheprovisionofanotheraircrafttocovermaintenancedown-time. Flyingisexpectedtocover400 hours ayearacross800sorties. ThehelicopterwillbebasedattheexistingQinetiQ-runMODBUTECbaseatKyleofLockhalsh. CastleAiralreadyworkswithQinetiQinmaintainingtwoLeonardoAW109sandfourAirbusH125swhicharebasedatBoscombeDownandflownfortheEmpireTestPilotSchool. Underthisbackground,The4thAnnualCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2020willbeheldonOctober29th,2020inJiangsuTianmuLake,China.TheforumwashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstituteandAVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtd,co-organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Theforumwillmainlyfocusonmanufacturingandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 17,2020
  • PASSUR and Aireon Join Hands for Smarter Digital Technology

    PASSURandAireonhavesignedanagreementtointegrateAireon’sglobal,gate-to-gateADS-Bdataset,intoPASSUR’sAR\VAplatform.ThisintegrationwillbethefirsttofeatureAireon’sairtrafficservice(ATS)surveillance-qualitydatafeedincludinghigh-fidelity,lowlatencyairportsurfacesurveillanceandglobalInternationalCivilAviationOrganization(ICAO)compliantflighttrackingonPASSUR’sAR\VAplatform.ThepartnershipwillalsopowerPASSUR’spredictivearrivaltimes(ETA)andconstraintforecastingservices,deliveringadvanceddisruptionmanagement,aswellasPASSUR’suniquecollaborativeairfieldmanagementsolutions,toanyairline,airport,orbusinessaviationserviceproviderglobally. “ThecombinationofAireon’sspace-basedADS-Bdata,includingitsnewestsurfacesurveillancedataset,withPASSUR’sadvanceddecisionsupport,expandsourabilitytodeliveractionableautomation,drivenbymachinelearningandartificialintelligence—withaclearpathtoreturnoninvestment,”saidBrianCook,PresidentandCEOofPASSURAerospace.“Withourcurrentindustryconditions,itismoreimportantthanevertomakesmarttechnologyinvestmentsthatreducecostsandcompensateforlostexpertise.” “Aireon’sglobalairtrafficsurveillancedatawillnowbeexpandedtoincludeairportsurfacedata.Withitsgate-to-gate,high-fidelitycoverage,AireondatawillenablePASSURproductstofacilitatemoreaccurateandactionabledecision-supportandprovideagreaterlevelofpredictioncapabilities,”saidCyrielKronenburg,VicePresidentofAviationServicesatAireon.“WearedelightedtopartnerwithPASSURtoofferenhancedairfieldmanagementsolutionstoairportsandairlines,aswellairspaceoptimizationsolutions.Transparencyandpredictionaretwoofthemajorcommondenominatorsinprovidinghighlyaccurateairtrafficmanagementproducts.” PASSURAR\VAisasingleplatform,cloudbasedsolution,availableacrossmultipledevicesanddeliversgreaterefficiencyinairlineandairportoperationsmanagement,resourceutilizationandimprovedthroughputthroughindustry-leadingflighttrajectoryforecastingtechnology;advancedpredictabilityinairlinedemandandairtraffic/airportcapacity;collaborativeairfieldtrafficworkflow;andoperationaldisruptionalertingandresolution. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonSeptember15th -16th,2020 in Beijing,thesymposiumwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesymposiumwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 29,2020
  • EASA Certifies Garmin G3X Touch

    Garmin's10.6-inch(left)and7-inch(right)G3XTouchdisplaysinstalledinaGrummanTiger. Europe-basedownersofcertifiedsingle-engineaircraftcannowinstallGarmin’sG3XTouchintheiraircraft,thankstoEASA’scertificationofthedisplays.G3XTouchdisplayscomeinseven-and10.6-inchsizesandcanbeinstalledasdualseven-inchor10.6-inchdisplays,acombinationofeachsize,orsingledisplays.PricesforcertifiedG3XTouchstartat$7,995fortheseven-inchdisplayand$9,995forthe10.6-inchdisplay,whichincludesthesupplementaltypecertificate. G3XTouchofferssyntheticvisionasstandardaswellasverticalnavigation.AlsoavailableisGarminConnextforwirelessflightplantransferandsharingweather,traffic,andbackupattitudeinformationwithcompatiblemobiledevices. WheninstalledwithGarmin’sGFC500autopilot,G3XTouchprovidestheattitudesource,andaseparateG5electronicflightinstrumentisn’trequired.WiththeGFC500pairedwiththeG3XTouch,pilotscanflyautopilot-coupledIFRapproaches,coupledvisualapproaches,andfullycoupledgo-arounds.ThisalsorequirestheinstallationofaGarminGPS175,GNC355,GNX375,orGTNseriesnavigator. ToprovideasuitablebackupfortheG3XTouch,theG5canservethisfunction.TheGFC500autopilotworkswitheitherunitandpickswhichoneisthebestsourceifthereisamiscompare. G3XTouchiscompatible withvariousaudiopanels,includingGarmin’sGMA345and342,anditcanalsocontroltwocommradios.Forpistonenginesuptosixcylinders,G3XTouchcandisplayengineandfuelinformationwhenpairedwiththeGEA24engineinterfacemodule. Inavionics,thedisplayscreenACTSlikeaneye,helpingthepilotunderstandeverythinginsideandoutsidetheplane.Moreconvenient,moreclear,morecomprehensiveaircraftdisplayisalsothegoalofdevelopment. Underthisbackground,the9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum(CAIF)willbeheldonAugust12th-13th,inShanghai.CAIFhasbeenheldsuccessfullyforeighttimes,thisforum’sthemeisSafety,Reliability,InnovationandDevelopment.WearecommittedtobuildingtheforumintoaprofessionalavionicsindustrydiscussandcommunicateplatforminChinaandeveninAsia.Lookingforwardtoyourparticipation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jul 29,2020
  • GATES to Add Infrastructural & Technological Upgrade to its Test Cell Operations

    TheengineheavymaintenanceunitofGATelesis,GATelesisEngineServices(GATES)hasrecentlyannouncedasignificantcapitalexpendituretoupgradeitstestcelloperationtothehigheststandardsandtechnologyavailable.ThenewupgradewillprovidethecompanywiththemostrobustandmoderntestcellinmainlandEuropeandcaneasilytransitiontowardstestingthelatesttechnologyengines. GATESandMDSGasTurbineEngineSolutionshavepartneredtoengineerandinstallthetestcellforcompletionbytheendof2020.MDSiswidelyknownasaleaderinthemarketandhasprovidedtestcellstoPratt&Whitney,Siemens,andRolls-Royce.Thenewfacilitywillincludemajorinfrastructureupgradesaswell. TheselectionprocessfocusedonfindingapartnerandasolutionthatwouldensurethefuturegrowthofGATESbyofferingincreasedproductivity,increaseddataanalysis,andtestingcapabilitiesforthenewesttechnologyengines.“WeendedupselectingMDSasapartneraftertheteamwentthrougharigorousselectionprocesswiththeleadingtestcellvendors,”saidCarstenHolm,ChiefOperatingOfficer,GATES.“ThesolutionMDSofferedwillinstantlydoubleourtestcapacitybyautomatingmajorpartsofthetestprocedureandsimultaneouslyallowingthetestcelloperatortocaptureandanalyzevastamountsofreal-timedata,”addedHolm. Thisinvestmentintothestate-of-the-arttestcellisthelatestactionintheirstrategyinbecomingthefirstchoiceengineMROinEurope.Thecompany’spersonnelgrowthhasbeendouble-digitforthepastseveralyearsandwillcontinueforthenextfourtofiveyears.GATESisalsoaddingnewengineinductionslotseverymonthtomeettheincreasingmarketdemand. Earlierthismonth,GATESannouncedtheopeningofSPAH,it’sSpecialProceduresAero-EngineHospitalwithrepaircapabilitiesforCF6-80C2B,CFM56-5BandCFM56-7Bengines. Inordernottodamagethestructureandsurfacelayer,nondestructivetestingbecomesthefirstchoiceinthemaintenanceofaero-engineduetoitscomplexstructure.Andmoreandmoretechnologiesaregraduallytransformedfrommanualoperationtomachineoperation,amongwhichsimulationtechnologyplaysaveryindispensablerole. Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShenyang,China.Thisforumwillmainlydiscussandexchangeabouttheapplicationandfar-reachinginfluenceofsimulationtechnologyinaero-engineandgasturbineengine.Youarewelcometojoinus. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jul 29,2020
  • China's Comac Gets a Chance to Narrow Gap With Airbus and Boeing

    The coronaviruspandemic hasupendedtheboominglobalairtravelthatfueledthefortunesofBoeingCo.andAirbusSEoverthepasttwodecades.Butastheyloseordersandcutstaff,theChineseaerospacecompanyhopingtochallengethemisseeinganopening. OnJuly10,AirChinaFlight1109tookofffromBeijingforacityinInnerMongolia,thefirsttimethecountry’sflagcarrierflewaplanemadebyCommercialAircraftCorp.ofChina(knownasComac),thestate-ownedmanufacturerthatuntilthenhadonlymanagedtoprovideplanestothird-tiercarrierssuchasGenghisKhanAirlines.ChinaSouthernAirlinesintroducedaComacaircraftafewdayslater. WithCovid-19 paralyzingairtravel andtensionsrisingbetweenChinaandtheWestoverissuesincluding HongKong’sdemocracymovement,state-backedComacmayfinallyhaveanopportunitytostartnarrowingthegapwithWesternmanufacturers,whichhaveseentheirfinances pummeled duringthepandemic. Thecoronaviruscrisis“couldbeoneofthosethingsthatalterstheplayingfieldsubstantially,”saysRobertSpingarn,ananalystwithCreditSuisseGroupAG.“Whileaerospacecompaniesarebusyputtingoutthefiresoftoday,somebodyelsewhodoesn’thavethoseconcernsandisunderlesspressuremaybeabletomakesomethinghappen.” ComacispartofChina’sstrategytobecome moreself-sufficient ineverythingfromsemiconductorstosatellites.Thecountrywillneedtobuy$1.3trillionofplanesovertwodecades,accordingtoa2018forecastbyComac,whichisconductingtestflightsforitssingle-aisleC919,designedtorivaltheBoeing737andAirbusA320,andisinearly-stagedevelopmentofawidebodyjetwithaRussiancompany. Fornow,Comac’sonlyplaneinoperationistheARJ21,ajetthatcanseatupto90passengers.Sinceintroducingitin2015,thecompanyhasmanagedtodeliverfewerthanthreedozen.ButinJuneitdeliveredtheARJ21forthefirsttimetothecountry’smostimportantairlines­AirChina,ChinaEasternAirlines,andChinaSouthernAirlines—whowillreceiveacombined105by2024.AndChinaExpressAirlines,aregionalcarrier,inJuneorderedatotalof100ARJ21sandC919s.“ThisisthetimewhereacompanylikeComacthathasabunchofgovernmentfundingcancontinuetodriveforwardevenasothersareretrenching,”saysGeorgeFerguson,aBloombergIntelligenceanalyst. Belt-tighteningiscertainlytheplanformostaerospaceplayersrightnow.Airbusreceived zeroorders inJune,thethirdmonththisyearwithnonewbusiness,anditplanstolayoff15,000employees,or11%ofitsworkforce.ChiefExecutiveOfficerGuillaumeFaurywarnedinAprilthatthecompanywas“bleedingcash.” Boeingannounced6,700layoffsinMay,ascustomersscrappedpurchasesbecauseofthe737Max’ssafetyproblemsandtheCovid-causedtravelslowdown.InJune,NorwegianAirShuttleASAcanceledanorderfor97planes,adayafterSingapore-basedBOCAviationLtd.terminatedanorderfor30.Boeinglostmorethan600ordersinthefirstfivemonthsoftheyear,andthecompanyinApril walkedaway froma$4.2billionjointventurewithEmbraerSA,theBrazilianmakerofregionaljets. ComachasyettomakeinroadswithforeignairlinesandwillfacechallengesgivenpersistentworriesaboutthesafetyofChinese-madeaerospaceproducts,saysLarryWortzel,amemberoftheU.S.-ChinaEconomicandSecurityReviewCommission.“GettingcertifiedwillbedifficultanywhereoutsideofChina,”hesays. Onewaytojump-startitsregionaljetprogramwouldbeanalliancewithEmbraer,whosedebtFitchRatingsandS&PGlobalRatingscuttojunksoonaftertheBoeingdealcollapsed.ApartnershipcouldaddressComac’sshortcomingsinbothproductionanditsabilitytoprovidepost-salesservice,saysFerguson.WhenaskedinJuneaboutteamingupwithaChinesecompany,EmbraerCEOFranciscoGomesNetosaidonlythatthecompanyisconsideringpotentialpartnerships.Comacdeclinedtocomment. OverthenexttwoyearsChineseaircraftwillbecomemorecompetitive,Embraer'sCEOofCommercialAviation,ArjanMeijer,saidinaFarnboroughInternationalAirshowwebinaronWednesday. Bypursuingadeal,ComaccouldtakeapagefromtheplaybookofanotherAsiancompanywithaerospaceambitions,MitsubishiHeavyIndustriesLtd.TheJapanesecompany’smoney-losingaircraftsubsidiary,whichhasyettodeliveritsfirstplane,inJunecompleteda $550milliondeal tobuytheregionaljetprogramofMontreal-basedBombardierInc.,Embraer’smajorrival. YetheightenedtensionsbetweentheU.S.andChinacouldbeanobstacletoComac’sexpansion.TheTrumpadministrationinJunepublishedalistof 20companies itsayshavelinkstoChina’smilitary,includingAviationIndustryCorp.ofChina,whichisaComacshareholder.“AstheU.S.governmentexpandssanctionsonChinesecompanies,thiscouldmakeaComac-Embraerdealnonviable,”saysThiagoAragao,apoliticalanalystwithBrasilia-basedArkoAdvice. Moreover,theindustryoutlookisverydifferentthanwhatComachadbeenexpectingbeforethepandemic.Witharecoveryofinternationalairtravellikelytobepainfullyslow,someendangeredairlineswillneedtodumpunneededplanes,accordingtoPeterHarbison,chairmanemeritusofmarketresearcherCAPA-CentreforAviationinSydney.Thatcouldmakeittoughertowinsalesofnewjets.“Therearegoingtobesomegooddealsintheused-aircraftmarket,”Harbisonsays. Still,whilecoronavirusinfectionssoarintheU.S.,Chinaseemstohavecontrolledthepandemic,andChineseairlinesareshowingearlysignsofarebound.And Sino-Americantensions couldcreatemoreincentivesforChineseairlinestobuylocal,accordingtoRichardAboulafia,ananalystwithaerospacemarketresearcherTealGroup.That’swhathappenedduringtheColdWar,whentheUSSRproducedcommercialaircraftthatwerepopularintheSovietblocforpoliticalreasons.“IfyoureallyarethinkingofaworldwhereChinaandtheWestdecidetoseparate,theymayuseComacasawayofreplicatingtheoldSovietexperiencewheretheyhaveaparallelaviationindustry,”Aboulafiasays.“Wehaveseenthatmoviebefore,anditdoesn’tendwell,butChinaisdifferentthantheSovietUnionandmightmakeagoofit.”    Underthisbackground,the10thChinaAviationIndustryInternationalSummit-Shanghai,TianmuLakewillbeheldonOctober28th-29th,inLiyangcity,Jinagsuprovince,China.Thethemeofthisforumis"PromotingthefuturedevelopmentofChina'scivilaircraftinformatization",tocivilaircraftindustryinformationtechnologyapplicationinthecurrentphaseofthecharacteristicsanddifficultpointsasthemainline,combiningwith5Geraindustrialnetworklayoutandthedevelopmenttrendofintelligentmanufacturing,discussesintheenterpriseintheconcretepracticeofthedevelopmentofdomesticandforeignvariouscommercialexperienceandchallenges(issuesmainlyincludegovernmentpoliciesandregulatorylawsandregulations,commercialadvanceddesigntechnology,civilaircraftonadvancedmanufacturingtechnology,advancedairlinerairbornetechnicalandcommercialadvancedpropulsiontechnology).Welookforwardtoyourparticipation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jul 29,2020
  • Viasat Will Bring Enhanced Cabin Connectivity to Bombardier Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 Business Jets

    ViasatInc.(NASDAQ:VSAT),aglobalcommunicationscompany,todayannounceditshigh-speedViasatKa-bandin-flightconnectivity(IFC)businessaviationservicewillbeavailableaboardnewandin-serviceBombardierChallenger350aircraft,aswellasonin-serviceChallenger300aircraft. TheViasatservicewillprovideanenhancedinternetexperienceoverthemostheavilytraveledflightroutesandregions.Viasatservicepackagesofferthefastestavailabledownloadspeedsinthesupermid-sizebusinessjetsegment,enablingpassengersandcrewtosimultaneouslyenjoydata-rich,business-criticalproductivityandentertainmentappsfromvideo-conferencingandaccessingVPN/cloudcontenttoemail,high-definitionstreamingservices,liveTVandmore. ViasatrecentlyannounceditremovedinternetspeedlimitsdeliveredtotheaircraftacrossallofitsbusinessaviationKa-bandserviceplans.Themoverepresentsanindustry-firstandprovidesanentirelynewpremiumIFCexperienceforitsKa-bandbusinessjetcustomers.Thenewserviceplansofferuncappedspeedsmadepossiblebytheworld'shighest-capacitysatellitenetworkcombinedwithViasat'scompactandlightweighthardware.Inrecentspeedtests,Viasatcustomershaveseen40Mbpsandhigherdownloadspeedsacrossthenewserviceplans,allowingforamoreenrichedin-flightconnectivityexperience. "OurgoalistogivepassengersflyingonBombardierChallengeraircraftanenhancedconnectivityexperiencethroughallphasesofflight,"saidClaudioD'Amico,businessareadirector,BusinessAviation,Viasat."We'reconfidentournewKa-bandserviceofferingswilldeliverano-compromise,premium,home-likeconnectivityexperienceforBombardier'ssupermid-sizebusinessjets." Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonAugust 13th-14th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 28,2020
  • Aircraft Inspection Tech Advances Toward Market Entry

    Astartupworkingtodevelopamixedreality(MR)systemtostreamlineaircraftinspectionsisacceleratingitsplannedmarketentrythankstoanewroundofventurecapitalfunding. Budapest-basedAerinXhasreceived2million($2.3million)inPre-SeriesAroundfundingfromTakarekVentureCapitalFund,managedbyDutch-HungariancompanyDBHInvestment.AccordingtoAerinXCEOAntalBenceKiss,thestartupwillusethislatestinvestmenttoaccelerateitstechnologicalresearchandbusinessdevelopmentactivitiesbeforeaplannedmarketentryinearly2021.Inthenext6-9months,AerinXplanstofinetuneandextendthefunctionalityofitssystem. AerinX’sMRinspectionsystem,whichhasbeenindevelopmentsince2015,usessmartglassestoprojectrelevanttechnicalinformationaboutanaircrafttypein3Donthesurfaceofanaircrafttohelptechniciansdeterminethesizeandexactlocationofdamage.ThisdataisautomaticallyregisteredtoAerinX’sdatabasesoinspectionresultscanbeinvestigatedremotely.AccordingtoAerinX,thesystemcanreduceinspectiontimefromuptotwohourstoaround20minutes. Thesystemhasbeenintestingforheavyandlinemaintenanceprocessessincethebeginningof2020atAeroplexofCentralEurope,oneoftheregion’slargestMROs.AccordingtoAerinX,othermajorinternationalMROswillbeginusingthesystemsoonforaplanned2-4monthtestperiodwithintheframeworkofitsEarlyAdopterProgram. SincetheplatformbegantestingatAeroplexofCentralEurope,AerinXhasaddedanumberoffeaturesincludingsupportforBoeingaircraftmodels,voicecommandsupportandadvancedadministrativeandreportingfunctions.IthasalsotransferredthesystemtothenewlyreleasedMicrosoftHoloLens2device. AccordingtoarepresentativeforAerinX,therehasbeenagrowinginterestintheremotecollaborationanddatasharingfunctionstheplatformsupportsinlightoftheCOVID-19pandemic. “TakarekVentureCapitalFundseeshugepotentialinthesmartaircraftinspectionsystemdevelopedbyAerinX,whichabsolutelyfitsintothemajordigitalizationprocessescurrentlyaffectingtheaircraftindustryworldwide,”saysMarcellHorvath,CEOofDBHInvestment.“Inouropinion,thecompanywillbeabletogainsignificantmarketshareintheaircraftmaintenanceindustry,achievingadominantpositionamongtechnologiesemerging.” Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 28,2020
  • Airbus Demonstrates Autonomous Flight with ATTOL Project

    Airbus'sATTOLprojectachievedseveralfullyautonomousflightsinwhichanA350widebodytaxied,tookoff,andlandedwithoutinterventionbypilotsinthecockpit. AirbushascompletedtwoyearsofflighttestingforitsAutonomousTaxi,Take-Off,andLanding(ATTOL)project.Theworkculminatedinafullyautomatic,vision-basedflightofanA350-1000widebodyairliner,achievedthroughtheuseofon-boardimagerecognitiontechnology,whichthemanufacturerdescribedasaworld-firstinaJune29pressstatement. Morethan500testflightsweremadeaspartoftheprojectandaround450ofthesewereusedtogathertherawvideodatathatAirbusengineersneededtosupportandfine-tunethealgorithmsfortheautonomoustechnology.Thereweresixtestflightstoevaluatetheautonomousflightcapabilities,witheachoneincludingfivetakeoffsandlandingsintheairliner. UnderthedirectionoftheAirbusUpNextteam,ATTOLtappedtechnicalexpertisefromseveralAirbusdivisions,includingAcubed’sProjectWayfinderteamwhichdevelopedtheVahanaeVTOLtechnologydemonstrator,aswellasAirbusDefenceandSpace,andAirbusChina.FrenchnationalaerospacelaboratoryOnerawasalsoinvolvedinthework. AccordingtoAirbus,ATTOLwasconceivedtoexplorehowautonomoustechnologies,includingtheuseofmachinelearningalgorithmsandautomatedtoolsfordatalabeling,processing,andmodelgenerationcouldhelppilotstofocusmoreonstrategicdecisionmakingandmissionmanagementduringflights,ratherthanonaircraftoperations.Thegoalistoboosttheoperationalsafetyofexistingairliners,butalsopotentiallyallowforautonomousflightsbynewgenerationeVTOLurbanairmobilityaircraft. “Manyaircraftarealreadyabletolandautomatically,”explainedATTOLprojectleadSebastienGiuliano.“Butthey’rereliantonexternalinfrastructurelikeinstrumentlandingsystemsorGPSsignals.ATTOLaimstomakethispossiblesolelyusingon-boardtechnologytomaximizeefficiencyandtoreduceinfrastructurecost.” Acubed’sWayfinderteamdevelopedthesoftwarethat,basedoncomputervisionandmachinelearning,allowsanaircrafttodetectitssurroundingenvironmentandcalculatehowbesttonavigatewithinit.Thisisachievedusingacombinationofsensors,includingcameras,radar,laser-basedLiDAR,andpowerfulonboardcomputers. “Thekeychallengeforself-pilotingcapabilitiesishowthesystemreactstounforeseenevents,”saidWayfinderprojectexecutiveArneStoschek.“That’sthebigjumpfromautomatedtoautonomous.” Thepurposeofflightcontrolistoimprovethestabilityandcontrolperformanceoftheaircraft,soastoreducetheworkburdenofthepilotsandimprovetheability,effectandefficiencyoftheaircrafttoperformtasks. Underthisbackground,the9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020willbeheldonAugust12th-13th,inShanghai.Expertsandleadersofavionicsindustryathomeandabroadwereinvitedtoshareanddiscussthecurrentsituationanddevelopmentofavionicsincivilaviation.Yourparticipationismostwelcome. Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2020
  • Gogo Connectivity to be Available at 3,000ft

    Gogohasannouncedthatitisloweringthealtitudeatwhichaircraftpassengerscanbeginusingitsconnectivityservices,from10,000feetabovegroundlevel(AGL)to3,000feetAGLforasignificantportionofitsair-to-ground(ATG)fleet.Theprogrammeisduetobeginon20July,2020. Untilnow,Gogoenabledaccesstoitsconnectivityservicesbeginningat10,000ftAGL.Throughsoftwareandconfigurationchanges,aswellassomemodificationstothenetwork,Gogodetermineditwaspossibletoprovideserviceataloweraltitudeusingitslicencedspectruminthe850MHzrange. Byenablingconnectivitytobeginat3,000ft,passengerswillreceiveuptoanadditional15-20minutesofconnectivityonmanyflights.TheservicewillbeavailableonbusinessaviationaircraftequippedwithAVANCEL5orL3systems,andoncommercialaviationregionaljetsequippedwithGogoATG-4andACPU2technology. Thelowerservicealtitudewillenableaircraftthatflyshorterflightsandspendlittletonotimeabove10,000fttheopportunitytotakeadvantageofin-flightconnectivityforthemajorityoftheirflights.Approximately25%offlightsbyGogo-equippedregionaljetshavedurationsoflessthan60minutes. “Theadditionalconnectivitytimeisasignificantenhancementandwilldeliverevenmorevaluetocustomers,”said SergioAguirre,presidentofGogoBusinessAviation.“Itmakesconnectivityavailabletothosewhobelievedinflightwi-fiwasn’tanoptionbecausetheyflyshorterroutes.” Gogowillbeginaphasedprocesstoenableserviceat3,000ftthroughground-systemconfigurationandremotesoftwareupdates–allwithoutrequiringanyonboardmanualintervention.Gogowilloffertheadditionalservicetimewithnoadditionalfees. Approximately1,300AVANCEsystemsflyinginbusinessaviationwillbenefitfromthischange,aswillroughly650,or40%,ofthecommercialairlineregionaljetsequippedwithGogoconnectivity. “Byloweringthealtitudewherepassengerscanbeconnected,we’reimprovingtheservicetoourairlinecustomersandtheirpassengers,”said JohnWade,presidentofGogoCommercialAviation.“Passengerswhoflyshorterrouteswillnowbeabletobeconnected,allowingthemtomakethemostoftheirtimeduringthoseflights.” Gogosaysithasconductedhundredsoftestflightsofthisproductenhancementonapproximately50aircraftduringthepastfourmonthsandhasfoundthatserviceat3,000ftwillbeavailableatmostlocationsthroughoutthecontiguous USA. “Inourflighttesting,wefoundthattheAVANCEL5consistentlyperformedwellataltitudesbelow10,000ftandprovidedaqualityconnectivityexperienceforourpassengers,”said TimEames,chiefpilotforOdin123,LLC,whichparticipatedinseveraltestflightsforGogo. “Theadditionaltimetoconductbusinessormakearrangementswasvaluableandappreciatedbyourpassengers.” GogosaysthatthecustomeruserexperiencewillbesimilaracrossboththeAVANCEL5andL3systemsandonthequalifyingATG-4/ACPU2-equippedcommercialfleet.Testingshowsservicemaynotbeavailableeverywhereandsystemperformancemayvaryfromairporttoairport,butGogo’sserviceguaranteesapplyonceanaircraftreaches10,000ftAGL. Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonAugust 13th-14th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 15,2020
  • AnalySwift Joins Altair Partner Alliance with VABS Simulation Software

    AnalySwift,LLC,aproviderofefficienthigh-fidelitymodeling softwareforcompositesandotheradvancedmaterials,announcedJune16ithasjoinedtheAltair PartnerAlliance(APA).AnalySwift’sVABSsoftwarehasofficiallylaunchedasthelatest additiontotheAPA.   AccordingtoAltair,theAPAisaplatformwhich“offerson-demandaccesstoabroadspectrum ofsoftwareapplicationsfromover55companiesparticipatingintheAPA.Customerscan leverageawiderangeofsoftwaretoolsfromacentralizedsource,helpingthemreducetimeto market,increaseintelligentdesign,andmakesmarterdecisionsfaster.”   ThelatesttojointheAPA,VABSisageneral-purpose,cross-sectionalanalysistoolfor computingbeamproperties,aswellas3Dstressesandstrainsofslendercompositestructures, commonlycalledbeams.Assuch,VABSisabeamtheorywhichcanachievethefidelityof detailedthree-dimensionalfiniteelementanalysis(3DFEA),butitsavesordersofmagnitudein computingtime.   VABSoffersanunprecedentedcombinationofefficiencyandaccuracyforcompositebeam modeling,enablingengineerstoconsidermoredesignoptionsandarriveatthebestsolution morequickly.Designandvalidationofstructuresthroughsimulationalsohelpsalsoreduce relianceoncostlyandtime-consumingexperiments.   “WeareexcitedtojointheAPAandlookforwardtocomplementingthepowerfulcapabilities availablefromAltair’stools,particularlyforusersseekingtooptimizeaccuracyandefficiencyin theirsimulationofcompositerotorbladesandotheradvancedslenderstructures,”saidAllan Wood,presidentandCEOofAnalySwift.“NowintheAPA,VABSisintegratedwiththeAltair softwaresuite,includingtheHyperMeshandOptiStructproducts.”   “Along-timetoolofchoiceforrigoroussimulationofcompositehelicopterandwindturbine rotorblades,VABSalsoquicklyandaccuratelycalculatessectionalpropertiesforpropellers, wingsections,landinggear,golfclubshafts,fishingrods,andprosthetics,”saidDr.WenbinYu, CTOofAnalySwift.“Itcanalsohandleotherslendercompositestructuressuchastubes, columns,shafts,rods,bridges,andbeams.Anyindustrythatusesslendercomponentsmade fromcompositescanleveragethecapabilitiesofVABS,especiallyaerospace,windenergy, automotive,sportinggoods,construction,medical,defense,andelectrical.”   “AlthoughVABShasapplicationsforanyslenderstructuremadefromcomposites,theprogram originatedfromaneedbytheU.S.Armyforatoolthatcouldaccuratelymodelcomposite helicopterrotorblades,”Dr.Yucontinued.“Theproblemwiththesebladesliesintheir complexity.Forexample,arotorblademadefromcompositesmayhavehundredsofthinlayers, alengthof10meters,andchordlengthofhalfameter.Togetanaccuratedesign,3DFEA requiresatleastonesolidelementperlayer,buttheanalysisbecomescomputationally prohibitiveduetothebillionsofdegreesoffreedominvolved.Infact,togetaccuratetorsional behaviorandtransverseshearstress,fourtosixelementsperlayerarerequired,notjustone, renderingthecomputationimpossible.Toovercomethisproblem,engineerseitherresortto shellelementsoruseasmearedpropertiesapproach,inwhichtheysmearastackoflaminatesto becomeasortof‘blackaluminum’andtreatitasahomogeneousmaterial.Shellelements, however,don’tworkwellforthisandusingsmearedpropertiescompromisesaccuracy.   “VABS, ontheotherhand,overcomesthelimitationsoftheseapproaches,onlytakingafewsecondsto runonatypicallaptopcomputerwhileaccuratelycalculatingtheply-leveldetailsoftheblade.VABSworksbyrigorouslydecouplingtheoriginal3Dproblemintoa2Dcross-sectional analysisand1Dbeamanalysis.VABShandlesthe2Dcross-sectionalanalysis,whichprovides thestructuralandinertiapropertiesforthebeamanalysis.”   VABScalculatesstructuralpropertiessuchastorsionalstiffness,bendingstiffness,andallthe couplings.Theseareneededbyanybeamanalysiscodetopredictglobalstaticordynamic behavioraswellasrecoverthe3Ddisplacements,stresses,andstrainsattheplylevel.VABS canadditionallybeusedindependentlyforstructuraldesignofbeamsectionsintermsof topologyormaterials.Forexample,VABScanbeusedtomaximizetorsionalstiffnesswhile maintainingadesiredcenterofgravity.Theprogramalsoincludesmultiplebeammodelsfor composites,includingtheEuler-BernoulliandTimoshenkomodels,aswellastheVlasovmodel todealwithtrapezeeffect,obliquesections.   Aero enginesimulationintegratesthelatestachievementsofadvancedaero enginedesigntechnologyandinformationtechnology,whichistorealizehigh-precisionandhigh-fidelitymulti-disciplinecouplednumericalsimulationofaero enginecompletemachine,componentsorsystemsincomputervirtualenvironment.   Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020 willbeheldonOctober15th-16th, inShenyang,China.TheconferenceinviteddomesticandforeignOEM,aeroengineOEM andsuppliersofsparepartsandmaterials,etc.,tofurtherstrengthentheresearch,developmentandapplicationofsimulationtechnologycombinedwiththedevelopmentofdomesticaviationengines.Youaremostwelcometojoinus. Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2020
  • CANSO Partnership Gives Free Access to ATC Simulation

    MicroNavandtheCivilAirNavigationServicesOrganisation(CANSO)havetodayannounceda partnershiptosupportCANSO’sANSPsMembersforabestpreparedrestartofairtrafficservices. ThispartnershipseesMicroNavmakingthefullcapabilitiesoftheirATCradarandtowersimulatoravailableasacloud-basedtooltoCANSOMembersinordertohelpairtrafficcontrollersaroundtheworldmaintaintheircompetenceandconfidence. AirtrafficdroppedtoanhistoriclowacrosstheworldduetotheimpactofCOVID-19.Theseunprecedentedtimeshaveledtoanumberofchallenges,includingprovisionoftrainingandmaintainingcurrencyduringprolongedlowtrafficvolumes. “Ibelievethisinitiativecouldprovidesignificantvaluetoourmembersduringthesedifficulttimesenablingthemtobeaspreparedaspossiblefortherestartandrecovery,” saidCANSODirectorGeneral,SimonHocquard.  Thecloud-basedBESTATCsimulationplatformwillbeavailabletoMemberANSPsuntiltheendofNovember2020,alongwithassociatedonlinetrainingandtechnicalsupport,toenableuserstomaximisethebenefitofthistoolfortheirrecovery. “Ibelievethisinitiativecouldprovidesignificantvaluetoourmembersduringthesedifficulttimesenablingthemtobeaspreparedaspossiblefortherestartandrecovery,” saidCANSODirectorGeneral,SimonHocquard. “Thepartnershipisanothergreatexampleoforganisationscollaboratingtosafeguardtheresiliencyofourindustryandtobuildabetterfuturetogether.”   “Ourvision,tomakeapositivedifferencetotheworldthroughsimulation,hasneverbeensoappropriateasduringthesetimes.WearethereforedelightedtoofferourATCsimulationplatform,trustedbyANSPsforover30years,toCANSO’sANSPmembersinsupportofourindustry’srecovery.” said MicroNav’sManagingDirector,GregPile. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldon September 8th-9th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 15,2020
  • SR Technics Video Streaming Portal 'Remote Table Inspection’for Engine Service

    ThededicatedteamatSRTechnicshascomeupwiththeirlatestinnovation,avideostreamingportal‘theRemoteTableInspection’(RTI)forEngineServicesattheirZurichfacility. WiththisallSRTechnicsenginecustomerscanfollowtheinspectionworkontheirengines,partsandmodulesconvenientlyandremotelyfromtheirhomes.TheteamatSRtechnicbegantheirworkonthismoduleimmediatelyaftertheCOVID-19pandemicoutbreak.Keepinginviewthesocialdistancingnormsandno-touchsolutionsformaintenance,theRTIwasdevelopedandlivebytheendofApril2020. “SRTechnicsisoneofthefirstengineMROproviderstousevideostreamingtechnologyforremotetableinspections,”said OwenMcClave,SeniorVicePresidentEngineServicesatSRTechnics.“Giventhegreatreductionintravelandface-to-faceinteractionsinrecentmonths,thisisyetanotherexampleofhowourcompanyhasrapidlyadaptedtomarketdemandswhileprioritizingthehealthofourcustomersandpersonnel.” RemoteTableInspections(RTIs)atSRTechnicshelptominimizewaitingtimessignificantlyreducetravelcostsandprocesstimeandeliminatebottlenecks.Inaddition,theflowofenginematerialsisnotaffectedbyanRTI,sinceitemsdonotneedtobeblockedaswithaphysicaltableinspection.Besidesoptimizingmaterialflowandstreamliningtheinspectionprocess,allresultsaredocumentedandmadeavailabletothecustomerinrealtime. “AsacustomerwhosharedopinionsfromtheinitialintroductionofRTI,Ifoundthisproceduretobeaveryefficientandrealisticalternative,”said SeaheeCho,PowerPlantEngineer–EngineMaintenanceatAsianaAirlines.“TheadvantagesofRTIarevarious,anditispossibletomanagetheenginehistorythroughvideorecording,whichispartofRTI,andtoshortentheenginerepairduration(TAT).Inaddition,livestreamingtechnologycanbeusedforvariousissuesthatarenotlimitedtotableinspectionandrequirefurtherdiscussion.Iexpectthatthisnewprocesswillenablemoreconvenientmutualcooperation.” Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd&Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2020
  • China's C919 Jet Conducts High-temperature Test Flights in Xinjiang

    China'sindigenously-developedC919largepassengeraircrafthasstartedhigh-temperaturetestflightsinTurpan,acityknownasthelandoffireinnorthwestChina'sXinjiangUygurAutonomousRegion.    ThetestplanearrivedinTurpanonSundayandthetestingwilllastforamonth.    ThetestflightteamfromtheCommercialAircraftCorporationofChina,themanufacturer,decidedtoholdthetestsandcollectperformancedataatTurpanairportafteranalyzingmeteorologicalreportsofairportsnationwide,accordingtoWangLifei,headoftheairport'ssafetyandqualitysupervisionbureau.    Turpanisrenownedforitsharshdesertclimate,especiallyitsextremesummer.DuringJuneandAugust,theaveragetemperaturecansurpass38degreesCelsius.    TheC919conductedasuccessfulmaidenflightin2017.Nowtheaircrafthasstartedintensivetestflightsfromvariousairportstomakesureperformancecanmeetairworthinessstandards. Atthepresentstage,theC919willenterthemulti-airportandmulti-areacooperativetestflightmode,andenterthehigh-intensity,high-efficiencyandhigh-qualityflightteststage,soastoensurethatallperformancesoftheaircraftmeetairworthinessstandards.AffectedbytheCOVID-19,theaviationindustryinmanycountrieshassloweddownthisyear,butChina'saviationindustryisstillvigorousanddevelopingrapidly. Underthisbackground,the10thChinaAviationIndustrySummitwillbeheldonOctober28th-29th,inLiyangCity,JiangsuProvince,China.Welookforwardtoyourparticipation. Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jul 15,2020
  • Honeywell Focuses New Unit On UAS And UAM Sectors

    HoneywellissupportingeVTOLaircraftdeveloperVerticalAerospacewithflightcontroltechnology.    HoneywellisforminganewUnmannedAerialSystems(UAS)businessunittoadvancetheaerospacegroup’sambitionsinthefast-emergingUASandurbanairmobility(UAM)sectors.Thenewdivision,announcedtoday,willhaveitsownengineeringandsalesresourcesandwillofferaircraftsystems,includingavionics,hybridandelectricpropulsion,thermalmanagement,airtrafficmanagement,andgroundservicessuchaspredictivemaintenance.   ThenewHoneywelldivisionwillhaveastrongfocusondevelopingsoftwaretoadvancekeytechnologicalneedsforUASandUAMaircraft.Theseincludefly-by-wireautopilottoensureaircraftstability,detect-and-avoidalgorithmstoautomaticallyflyanaircraftaroundoncomingtraffic,andartificialintelligencetotracklandingzones.   “Wecanprovideunifiedsystemsthatwillmake[theoperationoftheaircraft]moresimpleandintuitive,whichisespeciallyimportantforoperatorswhowillneedtodependonlesswelltrainedandexperiencedpilots,”saidStephaneFymat,Honeywell'sv-pandgeneralmanagerofthenewbusiness.“We’retakingaunifiedholisticapproachtodevelopingcoretechnologyforthissectorandwebelievewecanhelptomakeithappenandnotjustchaseopportunity.”   Fymattold AIN thatHoneywell’sinvestmentintheUASandUAMsectorswillincreaseoverthenextdecade.HesaidthecompanyexpectstheUAMsectortobeginoperationsincrementally,firstwithpilotsonboardaircraftbeforeeventuallymovingtofullyautonomousflight.Similarly,heanticipatesthatcargo-carryingmissionswillgetgoingbeforepassengerservicesbegin.   HoneywellisalreadyworkingwitheVTOLaircraftdevelopersVerticalAerospaceintheUKandPipistrelinSloveniatointegrateflightcontrolsystemsfortheirprograms.Fymatindicatedthatthecompanyislikelytoannouncefurtherrisk-sharingpartnershipsinthefuture.HesaidthenewbusinessunitwillofferamorestraightforwardandresponsivesinglepointofcontactfornewaircraftdevelopersandoperatorslookingtotapHoneywell’stechnology,aswellassystemsintegrationandcertificationexperience.   “Urbanairmobilityandunmannedaerialsystemswillplayanincreasingroleinthefutureofaerospace,withpotentialapplicationsinall-electricurbanairtaxivehicles,hybrid-electricunmannedcargodrones,optionallypilotedairplanes,deliverydronesandeverythinginbetween,”saidMikeMadsen,presidentandCEOofHoneywellAerospace.   Honeywellhasbeenamongtheworld'sleadingresearchersonUAS andUAM,andissecondtononeintheavionicindustry.The9th CivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020 willbeheldonAugust12th -13th,inShanghai.Honeywell,asamember,willalsosendrelevantexpertsandleaderstoattendthemeetingtoshareanddiscussthedevelopmentandtrendofavionicssectorofdomesticandforeigncivilaircraft.Wewelcomeyourparticipation.   Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jun 29,2020
  • GE Tackling Environmental Challenges With Affinity Engine

    Anticipatedtobepartofafamilyinthe16,000-to20,000-pound-thrustrange,theGEAffinityenginewillbecertifiedtooperateataltitudesupto60,000feetandcapableofprovidingefficientsupersonicandsubsonictransport. GEAviationthisweekprovidedaglimpseintodesignchallengesthatthecompanyisworkingthroughasitprogressesonthetwin-shaft,medium-bypassAffinityengineselectedtopowertheAerionAS2supersonicbusinessjet.AerionSupersonicandGEannouncedplansinOctober2018tomoveforwardwiththeAffinityfortheAS2,sayingitwouldbedesignedusinga“provenenginecoreadaptedfromGE’scommercialairlineportfolio”withthelatesttechnologyfullauthoritydigitalenginecontrol,anadvancedtwin-fan,durablecombustor,andadvancedacoustictechnologythatwouldmeetorexceedregulatoryrequirements.   WhileGEhasnotspecifiedbeyondsayingtheenginepullsfromitscommercialenginecoreexpertise,itisbelievedtoborrowfromtheCFM56.ButGEdoessaytheAffinityadoptsfeaturesfromitsnewPassportbusinessjetenginesuchasthefrontfanblisksandslimlinecompositecoreducting.   Anticipatedtobepartofafamilyinthe16,000-to20,000-pound-thrustrange,theAffinitywillbecertifiedtooperateataltitudesupto60,000feetandcapableofprovidingefficientsuperandsubsonictransport.   SpeakingduringtheAmericanInstituteofAeronauticsandAstronauticsAviationForumonJune17,JoelKirk,GEAviation’sexecutiveleaderofadvancedsystemsdesignandtechnology,saidtheenginemakerispartnering“acrosstheboard”ontechnologydevelopmentforthenextwaveofsupersonicflightandtheAS2isa“majordriverforourstrategy.”   TheinitialdesignreviewwithAerionwascompletedinthefallof2018andGEsaysitisremainingontrackwiththeAS2schedule,nowtargetingafirstflightin2025andentry-into-servicein2027.Further,somecomponenttestinghasbeencompletedthisyearwithmorelinedupoverthenextyear,GEsaid,addingthattrialshaveincluded“afirst-of-its-kindengineacousticstesttogiveussoundreferencesforthemulti-stagefandesign.”   KirkoutlinedsomeofthedifferentiatingfactorsrequiredforAffinity,muchofwhichsurroundssupportingthemissionofmakingtheAS2andothersupersonicaircraftasenvironmentallyfriendlyaspossible.Thisiscriticalbecausethemainobstacletothereturnofsupersonicflightisenvironmentalregulations.Kirkcalledthisan“imperative”fortheengine.   TheAffinityrequirementsincludethegoalofbeingable torun100percentonbiofuelsandmeetorexceedinternationallevelsfornoiseandemissions.Tohonorthosepromises—includingmeetingStage5noiselevels—Kirksaidithasbeen “realimportantforustohavethisgoodpartnershipearlieroninthedevelopmentoftheaircraftwithsowecanworkthroughinterfacesandintegrationwithAeriontogether.Thathasbeenanenablertoopenupthedesignspacessolutionstohelpmakethisairplanefriendlierrelativetonoiseandfriendlierrelativetoemissionsandperformance.”   HeaddedthatGE’sobjective“istoburnaslittlefuelaspossibleandburnascleanasfuelaspossible.Butwehaveotherconsiderationsaroundhowtogettosupersonicspeedsandalsohowtodothatinanoise-friendlyenvironment.”   Thesegoalsarerequiringa“seriesofcompromises”thecompanyhastomakearoundtheinstallationoftheengineontheaircraft,hesaid,adding,“integrating thathasbeenakeypart.”GEAviationintroducednewtechnologiesaroundthefanandthe“special,non-augmentedsupersonicexhaustsystem”tomitigateemissionsandfannoise.   “We’reworkingonreducedfansize,”andeyingtechnologiesaroundacousticsforfannoise,hesaid.Inadditiontocompletingbaselinetestingforfanacoustics,GEalsohascompletedinitialtestingaroundtheexhaust. “Thosetechnologiesarebeingdevelopedandmatured,”Kirksaid.   Theabilitytorunon100percentbiofuelhasfurtherinvolvedseveralconsiderations,includingwiththefuelsystem,combustion,andtheturbine,hesaid. “Thebiggestchallengeisthefuelsystem,”hesaid.GEAviationhastakenacloselookathowbiofuelswouldimpactthesysteminareassuchassealing.Biofuelstypicallylackkeyaromaticsthatareimportantfortheseals.   “We’vedonealotofworkaroundthatandwethinkwehavesolutionsaroundthatnow,”Kirksaid,addingthathebelievesthesystemnowcould“entertainbothJet-Aandsustainablefuels.Thattechnologyhasreallybeenmaturedanddevelopedtothepointwherewethinkit’sinagoodpositionforintroduction.”   Beyondcombustion,GEAviationhadtoexaminecapabilitiesandmaterialsystemsinvolvedwiththeturbinetominimizereactionwithcombustionbyproducts.  Hesaidbyengineeringanewtechnologyengine,GEAviationisabletoincorporatematerialsanddesignsthatwouldnotnecessarilyfitwithalegacyenginebutthatenablesthemtosolvesomeoftheseissues.“Wethinkwe’reinagoodpositionforthat.”   Heatisalsooneofthekeydifferentiatorsrequiredforthesupersonic-capableengine,Kirksaid.Thisincludesrunningthecorehotformaximumefficiency. Insubsonicdesigns,heexplains,hottesttemperatureswouldbesetatatakeoffor“severeclimbpoint”andthenatcruise“itwouldfallout.”   ButKirkaddedthatwithtemperature“insupersonicsuper-cruisecondition,thecruisepointisnearlyat[thatofthe]takeoffpoint.So…GEisdesigninganenginethatcansustainthatenvironmentthroughouttheentireflightoratleasttheentiresuper-cruiseportionoftheflight.”   Thishasrequiredtechnologiesdrawnonthroughbothitsmilitaryandcommercialprograms,hesaid.“We’releveragingoverandinsertingnewtechnologies…sowecanruntheengineshotter,usingbest-in-classmaterials.”Centraltoallofthat,headded,isthe“ourcombustorandhowwearemaximizingtheheatextraction.”   Atthesametime,GEAviationmustensureefficiency.Tomaximizetheairflowvelocity,subsoniccommercialengineshavecontinuedtopursuehigher-bypassratioswithlargerfansonsmallercores.“However,Aeriondoesn’treallywantustostrap100-inchfansontotheairplaneswhentheyaretryingtodosuper-cruise.Sotherearecompromisesthathavetobemadetoflysupersonics,”hesaid.   Evenso,GEAviationpromisestheenginewillhavethehighestbypassratioeverforasupersonicengine.   Sincethedevelopmentoftheaeroengineindustry,theresearchonenvironmentalprotectionhasbeencontinuouslycarriedout.Higherfuelefficiency,lowernoisepollution,andgreenflyingarealsothegoalsofeveryOEM.Recently,theARJ21,thedomesticaircraftwithaeroengineundertakenbyGE,wasofficiallydelivered.AccordingtoGEAviation,theenginehastheadvantagesofhighreliability,easymaintenance,excellentfueleconomyandenvironmentalprotection.   Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShenyang,China.Asforgreenaviationandefficientaviation,wewillinviterelevantexpertsandleaderstobepresentfordiscussionandsharing.Welookforwardtoyourparticipation. Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jun 29,2020
  • International Ground-Ground Communications Networking: DSNA Successfully Migrated To NewPENS

    On10thJune2020,DSNAcompletedthemigrationtoNewPENSofitsoperationaldataexchangeswithpartnersAirNavigationServiceProvidersandEUROCONTROL.NewPENSisthenewPan-EuropeanNetworkServices(PENS)interconnectionnetwork,nowaimingatsupportingnewchallengesinthemodernisationofATM,includingsafety,systeminteroperabilityandcybersecurityrequirements. ThechallengeforDSNAwastotransitiontoNewPENSwhileensuringcontinuityofairnavigationservices.Throughanextensivecoordinationeffort,thelargestamountofdataflowswereswitchedover,encompassingsurveillancedatadistribution,flightplansdataexchanges,AMHSmessaging,EuropeanAeronauticalDatabase(EUROCONTROL)access,NetworkManagerservicesaccessandXMANexchanges. TheNewPENSproject,cofinancedbytheEuropeanCommissionunderCEF2015insupportofPilotCommonProjectSWIMATMfunctionalities,takesplacewithinawiderpan-europeanprojectaimingatconnecting36ANSPstotalizingsome45countries,110sitesand16VPN!TheNewPENScontract,jointlysignedbyDSNAand40Europeancounterparts,wasawardedtoBTGlobalServicestodeployandoperatethenetworkuntil2027.ThemigrationstoNewPENSstartedinDecember2019andhavesteadfastlycontinuedallalongthefinalstretchinspiteofthehardshipsoftheCOVID-19pandemic. Thissharednetworkwillofferextendedserviceswithenhancedperformancesandfunctionalities,includingprotectioninrespectofcybersecurity.Thenetworkisalsointendedtoopenouttoconnectnewstakeholderssuchasairlines,airportsandEuropeanDefencebodies.NewPENSisdesignedtobethepan-EuropeanunderlyingnetworktosupportalloperationalexchangesamongstATMplayersincludingvoicecommunications.ItwillparticularlyserveasthefirstlayeroftheSESARDigitalBackbone,acollaborativeinitiativebetweentheA6consortiumasamemberoftheSESARDeploymentManagerandEUROCONTROL. ThissuccessfultransitioncompletedontimeinasoparticularcontextdemonstratesoursteadycommitmenttothebuildingoftheSingleEuropeanSky.NewPENSwillbeakey-enablerforthedigitalATMinEurope.WelcomenowtothenextSESARexerciseledbyDSNAtousethisnewnetworktosupportinteroperabilitytestingofairnavigationsystemsforaseamlessEuropeanairspace!» commentedMauriceGEORGES,DirectorofDSNA. NicolasWARINSKO,GeneralManagerSESARDeploymentManager,complemented: ”WiththemigrationtowardsNewPENS,DSNAhasproventhatacomplexmultistakeholderSESARATMdigitalisationprojectcanbeimplementedsuccessfully.ThisprojectissupportedbyEuropeanfundingandwascoordinatedbytheSESARDeploymentManager.IcongratulateDSNA,beingoneofourmembers,forthissignificantmilestoneandlookforwardtothebenefitsthisdeploymentprojectwillbringforEuropeanaviationanditspassengers.AnimportantsteptowardsdigitalAirTrafficManagementwasmadedespitetheongoingcrisisinaviation." Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jun 28,2020
  • Delta Trims Gogo Wi-Fi Pact To Open Way For New Suppliers

    DeltaAirLinesInc.andWi-FisupplierGogoInc.agreedtoshortentheircontractonsomeaircraftbyasmuchassevenyears,openingthedoorforthecarriertoconsiderotherprovidersasitworkstowardofferingfreeon-boardconnectivity.Gogosharesfellthemostintwomonths. Theagreement,disclosedbyGogoinaregulatoryfilingThursday,covers13aircrafttypesinDelta’sfleet,andacceleratesexpirationdatestoNov.1toJune2,2022.Theoriginalagreementwastorunthrough2027,Gogohassaid.GogoisDelta’sonlyin-flightWi-Fiprovider. TheagreementmayhelpDeltaChiefExecutiveOfficerEdBastianachievehispledgetoofferfreeonboardWi-FibyallowingtheAtlanta-basedcarriertoenlistprovidersthatusedifferenttechnology.Theairlinehassaidthere’snotsufficientKubandsatellitecapacityoverNorthAmericatomeetits“userexperienceexpectationsforfreeWi-Fiserviceonitsdesiredtimeline,”Gogo’sfillingsaid. “We’veacceleratedourplanstoreimagineonboardWi-Fi,”saidKathrynSteele,aDeltaspokeswoman.“Aspartofthis,weneedaddedflexibilitytoworkcloselywithpartners–-includingGogo–-toleveragetherighttechnologiesforourfleetanddeliverthebestexperiencepossible.” Gogodropped18percent toUS$2.47at2:13p.m.inNewYorkamidabroadmarketrout.ThestockearliertumbledtoaslowasUS$2.45forthesharpestdeclinesinceApril3.Deltaslid12percent toUS$28. “ThoughwedonotrelishtheideaofhavingacompetitorjoinusatDelta,thisamendmentgivesustimetocompleteour2Kaofferingandaddcapacitytoour2Kunetwork,andwillenableustocompeteeffectivelyforthefleetsinquestion,”GoogleCEOOakleighThornesaidinthefiling. Gogo’scurrentagreementtoprovide2Kuonlineaccesscovers575predominantlysingle-aisle,mainlinejetsthatflyroutesinNorthAmerica.Thecompanyalsohascontractsforabout694additionalDeltaaircraft,consistingoftwin-aislejetsthatflyinternationalroutesusingKusatellitecapacityandamixofoldermainlineaircraftandregionaljetsflyingdomesticroutes,Gogosaid.2Kuisthecompany’ssatellite-basedbroadbandservice. Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonAugust 13th-14th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jun 28,2020
  • ST Engineering Receives First Authorization From CAAS To Perform Aircraft Inspection Using Drones

    STEngineeringwillbeusingitsin-housedevelopeddronesolution,DroScantocarryoutGeneralVisualInspection(GVI)duringaircraftmaintenanceatitsmaintenance,repairandoverhaul(MRO)facilitiesinSingaporeafteritsaerospacesectorreceivedauthorizationfromtheCivilAviationAuthorityofSingapore(CAAS).Thisisthefirst-everauthorizationgrantedbyCAASfortheuseofunmannedaerialsystemstoperformGVIonSingapore-registeredaircraft. Withthisauthorization,STEngineeringcanapplyitsDroScansolutiononapprovedaircraftmodelssuchastheAirbusA320family. Anend-to-endaircraftexternalgeneralinspectionsolution,DroScanleveragesautomationandsmartanalyticscapabilitiestobringabouthigherefficiencyandgreaterworkplacesafetyduringaircraftmaintenancework.TheGrouphadoverthepastoneyeardemonstratedthesolution’scapabilitiesandbenefitsthroughanumberofsuccessfultrialswithparticipatingairlinecustomersincludingAirNewZealand.Byusingdronestophysicallycarryoutvisualinspections,DroScaneliminatestheneedtosetupbulkygroundequipmentsuchasboom-liftsandworkstandsforinspectorstoclimbupanddownduringmanualinspections. InspectorscaninsteadconductindirectGVIusinglivevideofeedandpost-flightimagescapturedbythedrones.Capturedimagescanbefedthroughalgorithmsthatdetectandclassifydefectstoassisttheinspectorsinthereviewprocess. Inadditiontosmartanalyticscapability,DroScanisincorporatedwithsafetyfeaturesthatcouldallowforfutureoperationswithinSingapore’scivilaerodromes.ThesefeaturesincludeapreciselocalizationsystemtonavigateinGPS-deniedenvironment,powertetheredsystemforextendedflightdurationandcontrolledsafetytemplate,multiplesensorsforobstaclesdetectionandGeo-fencingtopreventthedronefromstrayingoutofflighttemplate. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 28,2020
  • GE Refines Affinity Supersonic Engine, Plans For 2020 Performance Tests

    GEAviationhasbeenmakingstrideswithitsAffinitysupersonicengine,planningforoperationalandperformancetestslaterthisyearwhilekeepingdetailsofthedesignunderwraps.   TheOhiocompanyisworkingcloselywithAerionSupersonic,whichselectedtheroughly20,000lb-thrust(89kN)Affinitytopoweritsin-developmentAS2,aneight-to10-passengersupersonicbusinessjet.   AdigitaldepictionoftheinternalstructureofGEAviation’stwin-fan,20,000lb-thrust(89kN)Affinitysupersonicturbofan,chosentopowerAerionSupersonic’sAS2supersonicbusinessjet   Aerion’stimelinecallsforthethree-enginedAS2tocompletefirstflightin2024,followedbya2026serviceentry.   “Wecontinuetobereluctanttorevealthefinalcoredesignuntilafterproductdesignreview,”saysGE,addingthattheenginewillbebasedon“technologyderivedfromGE’scurrentcommercialairlineenginefamily”.   GEinsiststheAffinityprogrammeisanythingbutanacademicexercise.Thecompanyhas“hundredsofengineers”assignedtotheproject–anumberthatcouldtriplebyyear-end–andviewsAffinityasthefirstmemberofanewfamilyof“medium-bypass”supersonicaircraftpowerplants.   “Wearebuildingatechnologysuitesowecanaddadditionalengines,”GEsays.“ThefutureevolutionsofAffinityenginescouldpowerfurthergenerationsofAerionsupersonicjets,includinglargercommercialapplications.”   GEhasincorporatedmilitaryandcivilenginetechnologyintoAffinity,whichwillhavetwofans,a60,000ftserviceceilingandmeetstringentaircraftnoiseregulations,accordingtothecompany.   GEsaysitdesignedAffinityforefficiencybothatsupersonicandsubsonicspeeds–importantattributesbecauseoftheUSA’slong-standingbanonsupersonicflightoverland.   ButtheFederalAviationAdministrationisnowdevelopingnewsupersonicrulesandsaysboom-softeningtechnologiescouldpermitthebantobelifted.   Aerionisworkingtowardthatgoal.Itintendstotakeadvantageofatmosphericconditionsthatcan,atspeedsuptoaboutMach1.2,bouncesonicboomsup,resultinginwhatAerioncalls“boomlesscruise”.     AerionSupersonicaimsforfirstflightofitsin-developmentAS2supersonicbusinessjet(digitalrenderingabove)in2024,followedby2026serviceentry.   GEhascompletedaninitialdesignreviewwithAerion,andlastyearperformedacoustictests“togiveusasoundreferenceonthemulti-stagefandesign”.   Asdevelopmenthasprogressed,GEsaystheAffinity’s“designhasevolved”,witheachnewiterationbuildingonthelast.Ithasredesignedthepowerplant’sfan,low-pressureturbineandsomehot-sectionpartsforthepurposeofincreasingpowerandefficiency,itsayswithoutprovidespecifics.   “WecontinuetovalidatethedesigntomeettheperformancestandardsAerionhasset,aswellasthenoiseandemissionstandardsrequiredtomeetlong-termregulatorygoals,”saysthecompany.   GEhas“aseriesoftestsscheduledforlaterthisyearfocusedonvalidatingoperabilityandperformance.Thisincludessubscaletestingontheexhaustdesignandcombustor,”GEsays.   Faster,strongerandmoreenvironmentallyfriendlyisthedevelopmenttrendofaeroengine,amongwhichthefeatureoffastundoubtedlyputsforwardhigherrequirementsforaeroengineperformance.Throughoutthedevelopmentofvehicles,onthebasisofensuringsafety,speedhasalwaysbeenanimportantappealofthenewgeneration.   Underthisbackground,theGasturbineenginesimulationtechnologydevelopmentforum2020 willbeheldonOctober15th -16th,in Shenyang,China. Renownedexpertsandleadersfromdomesticandabroadwillbeinvitedtoinvitedtodiscussandsharethedevelopmentandtrendofaeroengine.Welookforwardtoyourparticipation.   Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jun 11,2020
  • Garmin Pilot App Adds Night Mode, Other New Features

    ThenewvisitedairportsreportshowsGarminPilotusersaquickviewofwheretheyhavetraveled.   AmongthenewfeaturesinthelatestversionoftheGarminPilotapparenightmodeforapproachcharts,enhancementstothedocumentviewer,avisitedairportsreport,AppleAirPrintcapability,andsupportfortheApplePencil2.   Thereviseddocumentviewernowsynchronizesdocumentsacrossdevices,sodocumentsstoredonaniPadcanalsobeviewedonaniPhone,aslongasbotharerunningGarminPilotonthesameaccount.Italsoallowstheusertoaddnewfolders,changefoldercolors,andreorderthefolders.  Nightmodeforapproachproceduresinvertscolorsonthechartstomakethemmorereadableatnight.NightmodeworksonbothGarminFliteChartsandJeppesenchartsandisaccessiblefromtheMenubuttonwhenthechartisdisplayed. NightmodemakesGarminFliteChartsandJeppesenapproachchartseasiertoviewinthedark.   Garminaddedausefulnewfeaturetotheradialmenu,whichisactivatedbytouchingthescreeninmapmode.Theradialmenunowdisplayselevationinformationforterrain,insidetheinnercircleoftheradialmenu(theterraindatabasemustbedownloadedforthistowork).   Newfieldsinthelogbooksectionallowuserstorecordoillevelandoiladdedfortheaircraftandtonotediscrepancies(squawks).Anotherfeatureaddedtothelogbookisavisitedairportsreport.Theusercanselectalookbackperiod,viewthevisitedairports,andclickonpinnedairportstoseeinformationaboutthatflight.   AlongwithsupportforthePencil2fortheiPadareimprovedannotations,withdedicatediconsforthemarker,highlighter,anderaserinthechartsupplement,scratchpad,documents,andchartsviewingmodes.   TheAirPrintcapabilitymakesiteasytoprintweight-and-balancereportsandnavlogsdirectlyfromaniPadoriPhone. ThenewAirPrintfeatureallowswirelessprintingofnavlogs,charts,andothermaterial.   Theintelligentandinteractiveupgradeofavionicsmakestheoperationofaircraftpilotsmoreandmoresimpleanduser-friendly.Theinteractionbetweenequipmentanddailymobiledevicesnotonlymakestheoperationeasier,butalsosavesmoretimeforpilots.   Underthisbackground,the9thAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldonAugust12th-13th,inShanghai.Attheconference,wewillinvitewell-knownexpertsandleadersintheindustrytodiscussthetrendsanddevelopmentofavionics.Welookforwardtoyourparticipation. Registeryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Jun 11,2020
  • Chinese MRO Rebounding, But Seeks Restraint On OEM Pricing

    China’sdomesticflightshadrecoveredtoalmost80%ofJanuarylevelsbyMay31,upfrom20%inlateFebruary,accordingtoRadarBox.Thatisarecoveryinflights,notpassengercountsorairlinerevenues.Nevertheless,ithasmeantasubstantialrecoveryinworkonnarrowbodiesforChina’sMROs.  Forexample,ShanghaiHangxin,asubsidiaryofGuangzhouHangxinthatoffersline,baseandcomponentmaintenance,hasactuallyincreaseditsbusinessby15%thisyearandkeepsincreasingworksharply,accordingtoHangxinVicePresidentLiHua.“Ithinkthisisasignofaturn-upinmaintenancedemand.” Lispeculatesthatlinemaintenanceandcomponentmaintenancewillincreasefirstastheindustryrecovers.“That'sabasicrequirementofmakingaircrafttransfertooperationalconditionfromstoredcondition.” Nevertheless,theparentMROhashadtomakechangestodealwithpastandcurrentstresses.LisaysHangxinhasstrengtheneditscash-flowmanagementtosupportoperationsandisattemptingtoreducecoststomatchcustomerrequirements.Andfortunately,Hangxinhasreceivedsomegovernmentsubsidiesduringtheepidemic. LiwouldliketheChinesegovernmenttodosomethingbeyondprovidingsubsidiestoaidhisbusiness.“Tolowerprocurementcostsincomponentmaintenance,IwishtheChinesegovernmentwouldlaunchsomepoliciestoregulatetheunreasonablepricesfromsomeOEMs.” WithChina’sgrowingstrengthinagenerallydepressedaviationmarket,BeijingmayormaynothavethatkindofbargainingpoweroverglobalOEMs.IATAisnowtryingtonegotiateanti-discriminatorypoliciestowardPMAsandDERssimilartothoseinlastyear’sIATA-CFMagreement,withseveralmajoraerospaceOEMs,accordingtoDanielKanter,theassociation’schiefcounselforantitrust. Inanycase,ChineseMROs’logisticschallengeshaveeasedconsiderably,aftersomestressesattheheightofthecrisis.BusinessinChinahasreturnedtonormal,accordingtologisticiansatKuehne+Nagel.“Transportmovements,includingtruckingservices,arealsoreturningtonormalstatus,”K+Nsays.   Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldonOctober21st-22nd,2020 in Chengdu,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyCOMACSichuan,ChengduAirlines,Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement ,MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jun 10,2020
  • ENAIRE Remotely Validates A Feature of The SACTA-iTEC System For The First Time

    Forthefirsttime,overthecourseofthreedays,ENAIREremotelyvalidatednewfeaturestocommissiontheSACTAiTECairtrafficcontrolsystem. Inthepastfewyears,groupsofaircontrollersandengineershavedefinedanddevelopedthefeaturethatallowsinformationfromaircrafttobeintegratedintooursystem,therebyaddressingbothoperationalneedsandspecificrecommendationspertainingtooperationalsafety. Inthesummerof2018,theradarlabelwithinformationon"IndicatedAirspeed/MachNumber",whichcomesfromtheaircraftinformationprovidedbyModeS,wasincorporatedintothedisplaysatourcontrolcentres.TheremainingModeSinformationrequiredoperationallyandthatisprocessedbythesystemwasevaluatedlastyearbyairtrafficcontrollers,andtherequestedimprovementswereimplementedanddevelopedandmadeavailableatthestartoftheyear. AlthougheverythingwasreadytobevalidatedwithcontrollersatENAIRE'sfacilitiesinMay2020,thecurrentsituationcausedbyCOVID-19ledustoexploredifferentoptions.Itisintimesofcrisiswhencreativeideasemerge,drivenbylargeorganisationslikeENAIRE. ENAIRE'saimwastokeepourpersonnelsafeatalltimeswhilemakingadvancesinthoseprocessesthatwouldallowustohaveaccess,inourEn-RoutecentresandTMA,andasquicklyaspossible,totheinformationtakenfromaircraftforthepurposeofautomatingairtrafficcontrol. Oncethestateofemergencywasdeclaredandthelockdownwasimposed,theAutomationDivisionofENAIRE'sSystemsOfficeimplementedaworkmethodsothatitsengineerscouldcontinuetestingtheairtrafficcontrolsystematENAIRE'sTestingandDevelopmentCentre(CED,inSpanishacronym)remotely. Inthemeantime,theATMDevelopmentandImplementationDivision,whichisresponsibleforcoordinatingthevalidationactivity,decidedtoanalysethepossibilityofdoingthisoperationalvalidationremotelybyusingtheconnectiontotheCED'sSACTAsystemtestsimulator.Atwo-phasevalidationwasproposed:aninitial,remotephasefortrainingandfamiliarisation,andasecond,on-sitephaseinvolvingafinalcheckinthecontrolpositionswhenpossible. Asaresult,ENAIRE'sAutomationandATMDevelopmentdivision,aswellasthegroupofaircontrollersthathaddefinedthefunctionality(SACTAiTECOperatingGroup),beganworktocarryoutthefirstremotevalidationatourcompany. Forthreedays,fivecontrollersfromtheMadrid,Barcelona,CanaryIslands,SevilleandPalmaAirTrafficControlCentres,togetherwithengineersandcontrollersfromvariousENAIREunits,tookpartinthevalidation. Onthefirstday,thecontrollersinthevalidationgroupreceivedoperationaltrainingonthefunctionalitytobevalidated,thescenarioandtheexercisesviaMicrosoftTeams.ThistrainingwasprovidedbymembersoftheSACTAiTECOperatingGroup,whowereintimatelyfamiliarwiththefunctionality,havingpreviouslydefinedit. Thefollowingday,thecontrollerswereintroducedtothechangesmadetotheSACTAsystemandtookpartinsimulationexercisesinwhichtheyinteractedremotelywiththesystem. Onthelastday,inadditiontodoingadditionalsimulations,thecontrollersinthevalidationgroupissuedtheirassessmentofthematurityofthefunctionalityandofitsreadinesstobeimplementedinENAIREunits. Thevalidationwasasuccess,theresultofweeksofthoroughpreparation,plannedandexecutedbysomegreatprofessionalsfocusedonthegoalofachievingit. ThisremoteactivityallowedpracticallyallENAIREunitsfromdifferentpartsofSpaintotakepartintheprocess,contributingwiththeircommentsfromtheirhomes,withouthavingtotravel.Atpeaktimes,morethan70peoplewereinvolved,simultaneouslyobservingthevalidationprocess,somethingthatwouldhavebeendifficulttosetupinothercircumstances. Thisfirstremoteexperiencemakesusingthismethodviableinthefuturetolearnaboutfeatures,operationaltestsandmore,thusopeningnewandvariouspossibilitiesforENAIRE. Thefunctionalityvalidatedremotely,SACTA4.0DAPSFunctionality:DownlinkAircraftParametersModeSisexpectedtogointooperationoverthecomingyear,followingtheon-siteverificationatthecontrolstationsandtheassociatedsafetyandtrainingprocesses. ThisadvancewillallowEn-RouteandTMAcontrollersfromanyENAIREcontrolcentretohavetheactual,updateddatathatanaircraftsendstothegroundsystem,suchas:indicatedairspeed,groundspeed,theflightlevelsetbythepilot,course,trackandrollangle. ENAIREisthusimprovingreliabilityandreducinganyuncertaintyinidentifyinganaircraftanditstrack.Also,bydisplayingthesedataatthecontroller'spost,itwillreduceandalleviatethenumberoforalcommunicationsrequiredofaircontrollers.Thisnewfunctionalitywillalsobringimprovementstothefuturemonitoringtoolsthatwillbeavailabletocontrollers(improvedcompliancealerts,tacticalMTCD,etc.),providingwarningsofconflictsanddeviationsfromclearances,enhancedsituationalawarenessandearlydetectionoferrors,therebystrengtheningoperationalsafetybarriers. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviationwillbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 10,2020
  • Appareo Adds Conexus Connectivity Collection

    Appareo,whichmanufactureslow-costandlightweightflightdatamonitoringequipment,isaddinganewproductlinecalledConexusAircraftCommunicationUnits(ACUs).Thenewunitsbothcollect andtransmitflightdatatotheoperatororaircraftmanufacturer.TheACU-200isAppareo’sfirstConexusACU,availableforfixed-wingandrotorcraftapplications,anditisalreadybeinginstalledincustomeraircraft.  TheflightdatamonitoringdatacollectedbytheACUsishelpfulforoperators’flightoperationsqualityassurance(FOQA)programsorforaircraftmanufacturers'statisticalanalysisandpredictivemaintenanceprograms.  InputstotheACU-200includeEthernet,Arinc429,andRS422.FlightdataforFOQAcomesfromonboardinertialandGPSinformation,buttheACU-200doesnotneedtointerfacedirectlywithavionics.Cybersecurityprotectionsarebuilt-in,andtheACU-200isqualifiedagainstRTCADO-160Genvironmentaltestingstandards. Tosenddata,theACU-200isequippedwith4G/3G/2Gcellulardataconnectivity,sothereisnoneedtodownloaddataontoadeviceormemorycardafteraflight.Whentheaircraftispowereddown,theoperatorcanremotelyconnecttotheACU-200 toretrievedata.  Appareo’sVision1000audioandvideorecordingsystemsandRDM-300crash-hardenedstoragesystemcaninterfacewiththeACU-200foroffloadingvideoandaudioandsafelystoringcapturedinformation.  “Morethanever,theworldrecognizestheimportanceofmakingdataworkforus,”saidAppareopresidentandCEODavidBatcheller.“BydevelopingtheConexuslineoftelematicandconnectivityproductsthatcanperformaloneorbeintegratedwithourotherflightdatarecordingandstoragesolutions,Appareoisofferinganapproachable,expandablewayforcustomerstoaccesstheirdataandputittowork.” Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonAugust13th-14th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jun 10,2020
  • IMITec And SWISS Develop Remote-Controlled Aircraft Inspection Device

    Zurich-basednon-destructivetesting(NDT)specialistIMITecGmbHhasdevelopedaremote-controlledaircraftinspectiondevicetodetectdamagemoreefficientlywithouttheneedtohaveacertifiedNDTinspectoron-site.Thedevice,whichbegandevelopmentinearly2019withprojectpartnerSWISSInternationalAirlines,issettomakeitsdebutlaterthisyear. “Anydamagetotheaircraftmustbeinspectedbypersonnelspeciallytrainedandcertified.Thetrainingofthesepersonnelisveryextensiveandtime-intensive,andforthesereasonsthereisaworldwideshortageofinspectionpersonnel,”explainsChristianDuerager,managingdirector,IMITec.Ifsuitablepersonnelarenotavailableatthelocationofadamagedaircraft,theresultisanAOGsituationthat costsairlinesmoney. DueragersaysIMITec’spatenteddevicemakesitpossibletocompleteNDTinspectionsofanaircraftremotely,withcertifiedpersonnelcontrollingtheprocessandanalyzingtheresultsattheirhomebasebeforedeterminingwhethertheaircraftcanbereleased. Thedeviceitselfisaclimbingrobotthatmovesonferromagneticrails,whichareattachedtotheaircraftstructureusingavacuumtechniqueandfeatureaninnovativecontrolmechanismtoguidetherobotoveritssurface.Oncetherailsareinplace,thedeviceautomaticallyconnectstothemandscansanareaofinterest.Ifneeded,aremoteoperatorcansteerittoaselectedposition. Thedevicecollects3Deddycurrentmeasurementdatatodetectcracksandthedepthanddimensionofdamagesuchasdents.AccordingtoDuerager,inspectiontimesdependonthedamagesize,butfortypicaldentinspectionitwouldtakeapproximately10minutes toinspecttheareaandgenerateareport.Dueragersaysothermethodswouldtakemorethananhourforthesameresults. IMITechasfinisheditsproductionandtestingofthefirstprototypedevice,whichiscurrentlyataclientsitetobetestedinareallinemaintenanceenvironment.ThecompanyexpectsthetesttobefinishedbytheendofJune,atwhichpointitwillimplementanyneededimprovementsbeforegettingthedevicereadyformarketinOctober. “Basedontheexperiencegainedduringthecoronaviruscrisis,wehavemanyrequestsforsucharemote-controlledinspectiondevicefromaircargocompaniesbecausetheymainlyhavenolinemaintenancecapabilityabroadandtheirfleetisrelativelyold,”saysDuerager. AccordingtoIMITec,thedevicecanbeusedwithallaircrafttypes,butrightnowitismainlyusedforaircraftmadeofaluminum.IMITecplanstoequipthenextgenerationofthedevicewithanultrasonicprobe,whichwillbeusedforthedetectionofdelaminationonaircraftmadewithcompositematerials. Underthisbackground the 4th AnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldon September24th-25th,2020 in Qingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedby Taikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited , COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd & Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Willmainlydiscuss DomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends, BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance, SparePartsandCostManagement , MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 27,2020
  • Increase in Demand For Micro Nav's Remote ATC Simulation

    Foryears,MicroNavhasoffered BESTRemote aspartofitssinglesolutionATCsimulationproduct,BEST(BeginningtoEndforSimulationandTraining). TheCOVID-19pandemichasseenadramaticchangeincircumstancesandimpactedonworkingpatternsunlikelytochangeintheimmediatefuture.Moreworkisdeliveredremotely,andthishasbroughttheexistingcapabilityof BESTRemote intofocusandledtoanincreaseincreaseinMicroNav’scustomersmovingtoaremotemethodofworkingwiththeirsimulators. BESTRemote deliversseamlesscollaborationbytakingallthefeaturesofBESTandextendingthecapabilitiestoallowsimulationstoberun,regardlessofgeographiclocation,includingconnectingmultipleBESTATCsystemsforremotetrainingorjointsimulations. BESTATCsimulationsoftwarehasalwaysworkedonaprivatecloud,buthasnowbeentrialledandtestedforlarger,commerciallyavailableCloudplatforms,forexampleMicrosoftAzure.  RunningtheBESTATCsimulationintheCloudprovidestheuserwiththefullcapabilityoftheBESTproduct,withthecompletesystemfunctionalityanddatabeingthesameasusedonanyphysicalBESTsystem. ThisflexibilitywillenableMicroNav’sbroadrangeofcustomerstouseBESTRemoteaspartoftheirrecoveryplans,includingsomeinitialquickwins; EnsuringAirTrafficControllersremaincurrentandmaintaintheircompetencelevels Continueorre-starttheirtrainingprogrammes Utiliseremotepilotstohelprunexercises Scaletheiroperationtomeetdemandandsupporttheirtrainingdeliverywheretheinfrastructuredoesnotaccountforsocialdistancing. TrustedbyAirNavigationServiceProviders,academicestablishments,airportsandthemilitaryworldwidesince1988,MicroNavistheaward-winningfirstchoiceforATCsimulationsolutions. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the 2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldon July23rd -24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 27,2020
  • GE9X Engine Nears Final Certification Tests

    EngineersatGEAviationarepreparingforfinalcertificationtestsoftheGE9X,themostpowerfuljetengine intheworld. AccordingtoGEAviation,thefinalenginecertificationtest,whichiscalled theInitialMaintenanceInspection (IMI),willbegin“soon”. TheIMItestprovestheenginecanoperateproperlywithinitsdefinedmaintenanceintervals,themaximumtimeanengineshouldbeoperatedforbeforemaintenanceisconducted. GEalsoneedstocomplete3,000cyclesofthe ExtendedOperations (ETOPS)testbeforeentryintoservice.TheoutcomewillprovideeligibilityfortheGE9XenginestobeinstalledonanETOPSaircraft. ETOPSaircraftarepermittedtoflyremoteroutesthatcontainpointsmorethan60minutesawayfromthenearestairport,asflownatitsone-engineinoperativecruisespeed.TheGE9XneedstobeETOPSapprovedsoitcanbeusedontheBoeing777Xforitsentryintoservice,whichisexpectedtohappennextyear. GEhasalsorecentlysharedthe resultsoftheEndurance(Block)Testwithregulatoryagencies,Boeingand777Xairlinecustomers. TheBlockTestcomprisedofaprogressionof11differentcycletypestomirrorwhatanengineexperiencesinthefield.Thisendurancetestisseenasmorerepresentativeofbothcreepandrelatedfailuremodes. Duringtestingtheenginewassubjectedto35%moretimeatredlinetemperaturesandspeedsthanFAArequirementstoprovideproofoftheengine’sdurability.Afterthetestapiecepartinspectionwascarriedoutandshowedthatallthehardwareconformedtothecertificationandmanualrequirements. Anindependentvibrationendurancetest,whichusedvibrationlevelsof33%morethanwasrequired,hasalsorecentlybeensuccessfullycompleted. GEAviationaddedthat99%ofallGE9Xenginecertificationdocumentationhasbeensubmittedwith93%approvedbyaviationauthorities. Underthisbackground,the GasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020 willbeheldonOctober15th -16th,inShenyang,China.FortheapplicationofmaterialsinAeroengine,wewillsetupaspecialsub-forum.Ontheforum,theapplicationstatusanddevelopmentofaeroenginematerialswillbediscussedandsharedwithaviationmaterialsprofessionals. Click here toregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 27,2020
  • ADS-B Data Tapped for Turbulence Tips

    AlthoughmanyaircraftoperatorscomplainthattheadventofAutomaticDependentSurveillance-Broadcast(ADS-B)Outmandatesdonothingtoimproveflightoperations,thatmightsoonchange.Apartfromthebenefitofbettersurveillancecomparedwithradar,theADS-Bsignalbroadcastfromparticipatingaircraftcontainsdatathatcouldhelpforecastersspotturbulenceearlier,allowingthemtosharethatinformationwithotheraircraft. ADS-Bsignalsprovideawealthofdata,suchastheaircraft’sGPSposition,velocity,identity,barometricandgeometricaltitude,and,mostimportantfortheturbulenceconcept,horizontalandverticalvelocityrelativetotheEarth.Theverticalvelocityinformationiskeytosussingoutturbulence. TheFAAhaslongbeenstudyinghowaircraftsensorscancontributevaluabledatatoweatherforecastersunderitsWeatherTechnologyintheCockpit(WTIC)program.Infact,duringthecoronaviruscrisis,thevastreductionsinairlineflyinghavehadasignificanteffectonforecastingmodels,asforecastershadbeendependingonairbornemethodstosupplementtraditionalwaysofgatheringweatherinformation. ADS-BdatamightfurtheraidtheWTICprogram,whichseeksto“determinewhetheranoperationallyusefulturbulencedetectionalgorithmusingroutineADS-Breportsisfeasible.” LarryCornman,aprojectscientistattheNationalCenterforAtmosphericResearch,gaveapresentationattheAmericanMeteorologicalSociety’sannualmeetinginJanuary,introducingtheconceptofusingADS-Binformationforturbulencedetectionandsummarizingresearchondevelopingthealgorithm. “Partoftheproblemwithturbulenceisit’shighlydynamic,bothspatiallyandtemporally,”heexplainedinthepresentation.“Lackofobservationthatsupportsunderstandingofthatdynamicnatureisoneofthebigproblems.” Thecurrentmethodforobtaininginformationaboutturbulenceisthroughpilotreports(pireps)andin-situeddy-dissipationrate(EDR)reporting.In-situEDRgathersdatafromsoftwareinstalledinaircraftmonitoringsystems,suchasinformationabout acceleration,pressure,wind,angleofattack,andpitchandrollangles, “tocalculateameasureoftheturbulentstateoftheatmosphere,”accordingtotheUniversityCorporationforAtmosphericResearch(UCAR). Theproblemwithpilotreports,UCARexplained,isthattheytendtobesubjective,withlargevariationsinlocationaccuracyandreportedtimeaswellasdifferentseverityassessmentsdependingonthesizeoftheaircraft. In-situEDRhasitsownlimitations,inthatithastobeinstalledonaircraftoperatedbyawillingoperator.AccordingtoCornman,onlyabout1,400aircraftintheU.S.areso equipped.Andjustabout1,200pirepsaregeneratedeachday.Thesenumbersaretinycomparedwiththenearly140,000aircraftfittedwithADS-BOutintheU.S.thatareautomaticallybroadcastingdata-richsignalseverytimetheyfly.(Obviously,notasmuchflyingasnormalistakingplaceduringthepandemic.) Cornmanpointedoutanotherproblemwithexistingturbulencedetectionmethods,andthatisthatthescaleforthecurrentmodelsisfourtoeighttimeslargerthanthescaleofactualturbulenceaffectinganaircraft.Thisnumberrangesfromtensofmeterstotwokilometers.“Thereisamismatchthere,”hesaid. Itishardtogainanunderstandingofhow“theselarge-scaleprocessesintheatmospherepulldowntothesmallscalesthatimpactavehicle,”heexplained.“That’swhywehavetroublewithforecastingturbulencebecausewedon’thaveinformationatthesmallscale,andwedon’thaveobservationstosupportbetterforecasting.Gettingmoreobservationsiskey.” WhatADS-Bcoulddoforthiseffortisprovide“preciseinformationaboutthelocationandtime,”hesaid.“Itgetsoveralotoftheproblemswehavewiththepireps.Ifwecangetgoodinformationoutofit,it’sgoingtobeagame changer.It’sgoingtobereallyimportantinformation.” Networking,digitizationandintelligentizationarethehottopicsintheindustrialfield.Asatypicalapplicationofcomputerscienceandtechnology,avionicssystemisdevelopingtowardsahottrend.Underthisbackground,the9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020(CAIF2020)willbeheldonJuly7th-8th,inShanghai. Clickheretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 27,2020
  • Safran Expects To Build 1,000 CFM Leap Engines This Year

    FrenchaerospacespecialistSafranisexpectingtomanufacturearound1,000CFMInternationalLeapenginesthisyear,havingdelivered40%fewercivilpowerplantsoverthefirstquarter. Itsaysithandedover326enginesfromtheCFM56andLeaprangeinthethree-monthperiod.Theseincluded272Leapengines,down35%. TheLeappowerstheBoeing737MaxaswellastheAirbusA320neofamilyandtheChinese-builtComacC919. DeliveriesoftheLeap-1Bhadalreadybeenbadlyaffectedbythegroundingofthe737Max. ButwhileSafransaysithas“successfullymanaged”theimpactofthegrounding,chiefexecutivePhilippePetitcolinstates:“Thesituationwearefacingtodayisofadifferentorderofmagnitude. “Itremainsdifficult,atthispoint,tomeasurepreciselyitsfar-reachingconsequences.” Safranisworkingontheassumptionofagradualrecoverywithnewaircraftdeliveriesloweruntilatleasttheendofthisyear. “Inthelongrun,prospectsremaingoodforSafran,notablybecauseofayoungandefficientfleet[whichis]lesslikelytosufferearlyretirementandpartoutafter[coronaviruscrisis]grounding,”itsays. Some57%ofCFM56-5Band-7Benginesarelessthan10yearsofageandonly7%areabove20years,Safranadds. Itsaysitsperformancewasinlinewithguidanceand“practicallyunaffected”bythecrisisforthefirsttwomonthsofthisyear. Thecompanyhadputintoplacetheinitialmeasuresforadaptingtothe737Maxsituation,andcashgenerationhadbeenpositive. ButinMarchitsbusinessesexperienceda20%fallinactivity,withengineandbrakeaftermarket,aswellasaircraftinteriorsretrofit,decliningasairtrafficdropped.TheseeffectshaveintensifiedduringApril. Havingtemporarilyshutdownnearly20%ofitssites,Safranisputtinginplacecontingencymeasuresincludingthefurloughof35%ofpersonnelworldwide–including45%inFrance–plusa60%reductionincapitalexpenditureand30%cutinresearchanddevelopment. Itwillreduceitsoperatingcostsbymorethan20%,itsays,comparedwithlastyear. Safransaysitsliquidityis“strong”.Ithasfinaliseda3billiontwo-yearbridgeloanandanundrawn2.5billionrevolvingcreditfacility,andithassufficientliquiditytofundoperationsandreimbursedebtsmaturinginJuly2020. Itaddsthatitisintendingtomaintainpositivecashgenerationforthefullyear,despite“significantpotentialheadwinds”inthesecondandthirdquarters. Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShenyang,China.FortheapplicationofmaterialsinAeroengine,wewillsetupaspecialsub-forum.Ontheforum,theapplicationstatusanddevelopmentofaeroenginematerialswillbediscussedandsharedwithaviationmaterialsprofessionals. Clickheretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 13,2020
  • New Garmin Portable Adds Approach Overlays

    Theproliferationofpowerfultabletelectronicflightbags(EFBs)hasn’tkilledthemarketforportableGPSnavigators,andGarmintodayintroducedtheaera760portableGPSnavigatorwithsomeEFB-andavionics-likefeatures.ShippingbeginsinMay,andthenewunitretailsfor$1,599. Theaera760’sseven-inchtouchscreendisplayallowspilotstoloadinstrumentapproach,arrival,anddepartureproceduresinaflightplan.Approachprocedurescanalsobeoverlaidonthemoving-map.TheGPSreceiverworksonboththeU.S.GPSandRussianGlonassnetworks. WithauserinterfacemirroringtypicalGarminavionicsconventions,aswellasthoseoftheGarminPilotEFBapp,theaera760wasdesignedbyGarmin’sTeamX,agroupofpilotsandaircraftbuilders.Theaera760storesIFRenroutecharts,VFRsectionals,andGarminFliteCharts,anditcanalsodisplayoptionalJeppesenchartsforaccesstoinstrumentapproachesworldwide.Flightplanningcanincludevictorairwaysanduser-definedholdsoveranexistingnavigationfix. BluetoothandWi-Fiarebuilt intotheaera760,whichallowsfordownloadingsoftwareupdatesanddatabaseswirelessly.TheportablecanalsoconnecttoGarmin’sGTX345ADS-BtransponderorGDL52ADS-BreceiverfordisplayoffreeADS-BIntrafficandweather.SiriusXMweatherisalsoanoptionwhenpairedwiththeappropriatereceiver. Hard-wiringoftheaera760’spower,audio,anddualRS-232connectionstoaGarminGTNorGNSseriesnavigatorallowsthedevicestoshareandsynchronizeflightplans.Theaera760canalsoconnectwirelesslytonavigatorsviaaGarminFlightStream210or510wirelessgateway.ConnectiontoGarminGTR225,GNC255,orGTR200navcomsenablesthepilottoinputfrequenciesontheaera760andthentransferthemtothenavcom.AutopilotconnectionsarealsoavailableforflyinglateralGPSandsingle-pointverticalnavigationinvisualconditions. Garmin’s3DVisiontechnologyisavailableontheaera760,includinganHSIdisplaywithlateralandverticaldeviationbarsand“avirtual3Dvisualperspectiveviewofsurroundingterrain,obstacles,andairports.”Fullsyntheticvisionwithbackupattitudeinformationisalsoavailablewhentheaera760ispairedwithacompatibleattitudesource,includingtheGDL52orGTX345. Otherfeaturesincludefuelpriceinformation,anE6Bcomputer,weightandbalancecalculator,optionalWireAwarewire-strikeavoidancetechnology,andoptionalmapdatatoallowentryofstreetintersectionornon-aviationwaypoints. Batterylifeisuptofourhours,andaUSB-Cconnectorisavailableforexternalpowerandcharging.LoadingoftopographyandstreetmapsanduserwaypointsisviaamicroSDcardslot. Networking,digitizationandintelligentizationarethehottopicsintheindustrialfield.Asatypicalapplicationofcomputerscienceandtechnology,avionicssystemisdevelopingtowardsahottrend.Underthisbackground,the9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020(CAIF2020)willbeheldonJuly7th-8th,inShanghai. Clickheretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 13,2020
  • Eastern Airlines Selects Thomas Global’s TFD-7000 Series Flight Deck Displays For Boeing 767 Fleet Upgrade

    Wayne,Pennsylvania-basedEasternAirlineshaschosenThomasGlobal’sTFD-7000Seriesplug-and-playLCDflightdeckdisplaysforitsBoeing767fleet.DeliveriestoEasternAirlinesareunderway. TFD-7000Seriesdisplaysofferalighter,morereliable,andcost-effectivereplacementforlegacyCRTs,withaddedfunctionalityandcapacityforcurrentandemergingairspacerequirements.ThomasGlobal’sinnovativeplug-and-playLCDtechnologyenablesinstallationonovernightsoratthegate,withnoflightormaintenancecrewretrainingrequired. “TheTFD-7000Seriesistheoptimumsolutiontomodernizeour767flightdisplayswithoutmajorflightdeckmodifications,aircraftdowntimeorcrewretraining,”saidEasternAirlinesVicePresident,Maintenance&Engineering,EricCouvreur.“Further,theTFD-7000providesapracticalsolutiontoourissuesaroundCRTobsolescence,whileachievingsignificantlygreaterdisplaysystemreliability.” Underthisbackground the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldonSeptember24th-25th,2020 in Qingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyTaikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement , MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 13,2020
  • INDRA And Microsoft Migrate Air Traffic Management To The Cloud

    IndraandMicrosofthavesuccessfullycompletedthefirstphaseoftheprojecttolocateandoperatefromMicrosoftAzurecloudplatform. ThismilestonestrengthensIndra’sstrategythatalreadyhassolutionsbasedonprivatecloudplatformsincollaborationwithiTECAlliance,whichisamembershipofairnavigationserviceprovidersofSpain,Germany,UnitedKingdom,Netherlands,Poland,NorwayandLithuania.Indraistheproviderandtechnologypartnerofthisalliance. ThisnewsteptakenjointlybyIndraandMicrosoftwillenableairtrafficsystemstobetransferredtoapubliccloudforthefirsttime.Itwillenableairnavigationserviceproviderstobenefitfromtheadvantagesofhavingtheirsystemsinthecloudtogetherwithinfrastructurecost-savingandatthesametimebenefitfromstate-of-the-artcybersecurityprotectionavailableandupdatedatalltimes. Airtrafficmanagementsystemslocatedinthecloudwillenableacontrolcentertotakeoverfromanothercenterinacontingencyandwilleasethecentralizationofsomefunctions,whichwillresultinstreamliningtheinfrastructureneededfortheprovisionoftheservice. Moreover,itopensthedoortocreatingsupranationalcontrolcentersthatprovidetemporaryserviceforthosecountrieswhereinfrastructuresarenon-existentordamagedduetonaturaldisasters,ashashappenedintheCaribbeanorinSoutheastAsiaoverthelastfewyears. Inthepresentcircumstances,itisoftheupmostimportancetohavethesealternativesavailablethatallowsystemdecentralizationtogetherwiththehighestsafetystandards.Inthefuture,airtrafficcontrollersmightbeabletoprovidetheirserviceremotely. Cloudplatformshaveadirecteffectontransformingcontrollers’trainingandcertification.Accesstotrainingwillbecomeeasier,increasingtraininghoursandreducingcostsbycombiningadvancedvirtualrealitytechniques,alreadyinuseinIndra. Followingtheoutcomeofthisphase,IndraandMicrosoftareexaminingtheapplicationsofferedbycloudtechnologyforotherflightmanagementareas,includingcommunicationsystems–surveillancesystems(radars,multilaterationsystemsandADS-B),navigationsystems(ILS,GBAS),andothersrecentlydevelopedbyIndrasuchasdigitalcontroltowerandsatellitesurveillanceandcommunication. Currently,morethan160airtrafficcontrolcentersandhundredsofcontroltowersacrosstheworlduseIndra’sairtrafficmanagementsystem.Thissystemisattheheartofallnavigationserviceproviders’business. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 13,2020
  • Antenna Interoperability Successful On Ku-band LEO Constellation

    ThinKomSolutionshascompletedaseriesofinteroperabilityteststodemonstratethecompatibilityofitscoreantennatechnologywithalow-Earthorbit(LEO)satellitenetwork. Theteststookplaceduringthefirstquarterof2020,usingcommerciallyavailableairborne-certifiedhardware,includingaThinKomKu3030phased-arrayantennasubsystemandaGogoradome,adaptorplateandpoweramplifierthattogethercomprisethe2Kuaerosatcomterminal. AccordingtoThinKom,the2KuterminaldemonstratedrapidacquisitionandtrackingofLEOsatellitesandprovidedcontinuousconnectivityoveralloperationallyrelevantelevationangles.Theswitchtimebetweenindividualsatellitebeamswaslessthan100milliseconds(ms),andhandoffsbetweensatelliteswerecompletedinlessthanonesecond.SwitchesbetweenLEOandgeostationary(GEO)satelliteswerealsoachievedwithsimilarresults,accordingtothecompany.   ThinKom’sKu3030aerosatelliteantennas ThemeasuredterminalperformancedemonstratedthatthecombinationofThinKomantennasandLEOsolutionscanprovidethroughputratesinexcessof350Mbpsonthedownlinkand125Mbpsontheuplink,atlatenciesoflessthan50ms. “LEOsatellitenetworkshavethepotentialtobetransformativetothein-flightconnectivityexperience,butalsoplacenewstringentdemandsontheantennasystemsusedtotrackandconnectwiththerapidlymovingsatellites,”saidBillMilroy,CTOofThinKomSolutions.“ThisimportantdemonstrationisanothermilestoneverifyingthatourantennatechnologyoperateseffectivelyintheLEOenvironment,whichisakeyrequirementforairlinesintermsofenhancednetworkresiliencyandflexibility.” Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonJuly8th-9th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 13,2020
  • Embedded Computing For Avionics Expansion From Aitech

    TheA174connectstoamultiple-client/multiple-serversystemarchitecturewithA174serversandavionicscomputerclientsonanEthernetnetwork. CHATSWORTH,Calif.– AitechDefenseSystemsInc.inChatsworth,Calif.,isintroducingtheA174I/OexpansionsubsystemtoexpandI/Ocapabilitiesofexisting avionicssystems withastandardEthernetinterface.   Thesmalladd-onunitofferssmallformfactorandlowpowerdissipationtoexpandtheI/Oofanyavionics embeddedcomputingsystem.   TheA174connectstoamultiple-client/multiple-serversystemarchitecturewithA174serversandavionicscomputerclientsonanEthernetnetwork.EachclientcanaccessandcontrolI/OresourcesonanyoftheA174unitsonthenetwork,andanyoftheclientsonthenetworkcanaccesseachA174simultaneously.   EachclientcanrunprocessorarchitectureslikePowerPC,ARM,Intelrunninganysoftwareoperatingsystem.Theunitimplementsinterfacesinafield-programmablegatearray(FPGA),withonlythephysicallayersactingasdedicateddevices.   Thisminimizespowerconsumption,andenablescustomizationoftheunittospecificapplications.Theavionicsexpansionunit'sIntelCycloneVsystem-on-chip(SoC)FPGAimplementsallI/Ointerfaces,andtheA174alsoincludesbuilt-intest.   I/OinterfacesincludeARINC-429,analogandisolateddiscreteswithoptionalRS-232/422/485SerialandMIL-STD-1553B(BC/RT/MT)ports.Systemresourcesincludetemperaturesensorsandanelapsedtimerecorderaswellasapre-installedLinuxEmbeddedoperatingsystemanddrivers,serverapplication,andtestsampleapplications.   TheA174alsooffersEMI/RFIfilteringofI/Osignals,naturalconvectioncooling,andastandard28-voltpowerinputof16to32voltsDCwith50-millisecondpowerholduptimesupport,andenvironmentalsealing.Powerconsumptiontypicallyis13Watts,withamaximumof18Watt,andoperatesintemperaturesfrom-40to71degreesCelsius.   Networking,digitizationandintelligentizationarethehottopicsintheindustrialfield.Asatypicalapplicationofcomputerscienceandtechnology,avionicssystemisdevelopingtowardsahottrend.Underthisbackground,the9th CivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020(CAIF2020)willbeheldonJuly7th -8th,inShanghai.   Clickheretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 28,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Chooses To Partner With GEIC And 2-DTech

    Versarienplc,theadvancedmaterialsengineeringgroup,announcedfollowinganopeninnovationcall,multinationalengineeringcompanyRolls-RoycehasselectedtoworkwithTheUniversityofManchester’sGrapheneEngineeringInnovationCentre(“GEIC”)anditsTier1partner,Versariensubsidiary,2-DTechLimited(“2-DTech”).   Theinitialprogrammeofworkwillusethestate-of-the-artchemicalvapourdeposition(CVD)equipmentlocatedwithintheGEIC.Thecollaborationwilllooktoexplore,understandandcreatetechnologicaladvancessurroundingtheuseofgrapheneandother2Dmaterialsusedinwiringfornext-generationaerospaceenginesystems.   Theworkconductedwillseektousetheuniquepropertiesofthese2Dmaterialstoreducetheweightofelectricalcomponents,improveelectricalperformanceandalsoincreaseresistancetocorrosionofcomponentsinfutureenginesystems.   Theprogrammeaimstopresentpotentialeconomicbenefits,throughthepossibilityofsignificantcostreductions,andglobalenvironmentalbenefits,throughthereductionofenergyuseandloweremissionsfromelectrification.   NeillRicketts,ChiefExecutiveofVersariencommented:“Thepursuitofsustainabilityhasbecomeanimportantgoalformanycompaniesinrecentyears.Rolls-Royceisoneoftheworld’sleadingindustrialtechnologycompaniesandtoday,thesizeandimpactofthemarketsitsservesmakesthistaskmoreurgentthanever.Takingadvantageofadvancedmaterialssuchasgraphene,hasthepotentialtorevolutionisethesemarketsandaddrealbenefit.   “ThepartnershipwithRolls-Royceisasignificantendorsementto2-DTech’sworkovertheyearsandwearedelightedithasbeenchosenbysucharenownedbusinessandlookforwardtoworkingtogether.”   DrAlLambourne,MaterialsSpecialistatRolls-Royce,commented:“PartneringwiththeGEICanditsmembersmakesperfectsensetoRolls-Royceasweexploretheopportunitiesandpropertiesofanewclassof2Dmaterials.Usingtheuniquecapabilitiesof2-DTechandtheGEICwehopetoaddresssomeofthechallengesfacingmaterialsintheglobalaerospaceindustry,aswepioneertheelectrificationoffutureaircraft.”   JamesBaker,Graphene@ManchesterCEO,commented:“TheGEICisintendedtoactasanacceleratorforgraphenecommercialisation,marketpenetrationandinthecreationofthematerialsupplychainofgrapheneand2Dmaterials.It’sgreattoseeacompanylikeRolls-RoycepartnerwithusandourotherTier1member,2-DTech,tocapitaliseonourworld-leadingexpertiseandexperience,alongwithspecialistequipment,whichwillacceleratetheproductandprocessdevelopmentandmarketentry.”   Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willbeheldonOctober15th -16th,inShenyang,China.FortheapplicationofmaterialsinAeroengine,wewillsetupaspecialsub-forum.Ontheforum,theapplicationstatusanddevelopmentofaeroenginematerialswillbediscussedandsharedwithaviationmaterialsprofessionals.   Clickheretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 28,2020
  • The European Commission Selects Seven ENAIRE Projects To Forge Ahead With The Single Sky

    TheEuropeanCommissionhasselectedsevenENAIREprojectsinvolvingtheSESARExploratoryResearchprogrammetoforgeaheadwiththeSingleEuropeanSky.   TheENAIREandCRIDAprojectswerechosenfrom29proposalsselectedoutofatotalof128applicationsthatwerepresentedforthefourthcalloftheEuropeanCommission'sSESARExploratoryResearch.   ThehighproportionofprojectsawardeddemonstratesENAIREandCRIDA'screativepotentialtocontributenovelideastothedigitisationofEuropeanairtrafficmanagement.   ItalsorepresentsagreatmilestoneandanopportunityforENAIRE,togetherwithCRIDA,tocontributetotheresearch,developmentandinnovationtakingplaceinEuropeinvolvingthemostnovelconceptsinthefieldofairtrafficmanagement.   Spain'sairnavigationmanagerisattheforefrontofairtrafficmanagementtechnology,thankstotheactiverolethatitwillplayinthefollowinginitiatives:   DACUSProject: Promotesservicestobalancecapacityanddemandinvolvingdronetraffic.ItintegratestoolswithpredictionsfordemandbasedonArtificialIntelligence.   ENAIREistakingpartinthisproposalundertheleadershipofCRIDA,togetherwithEUROCONTROL,BoeingResearch&TechnologyEuropeS.L.U.,ISASoftwareLimited(ISA),IngenieriayEconomíadelTransporte(INECO),JeppesenGmbH(JEPP),DarmstadtUniversity(Tuda),SopraSteriaGroup(SSG),ToulouseMetropole(TM)andAHA(Netgengidehf).   SINAPSEProject: Studiesadigitalcommunicationsnetworkwithanarchitecturebasedonsoftwareaugmentedwithartificialintelligence.   ENAIREisparticipatingalongsideFrequentisAGandBradfredeUniversityinthisinitiative,whichisledbyALTYSTechnologies.   FAROProject: AnalysestheimpactthatnewautomationsystemshaveonthesafetyandresilienceofATMsystems.   CRIDAisspearheadingthisproposalincooperationwithENAIRE,EUROCONTROL,PolytechnicUniversityofMadrid(UPM),UniversityofBelgrade(UB),LundUniversity(LU)andZenaByte.   TAPASProject: Facilitatesunderstandingoftheresultsofartificialintelligencesystemsandautomaticlearningtomakethemtransparentandexplainable,therebyfacilitatingtheirimplementationinairtrafficmanagement.   CRIDAisleadingthisinitiativeinconcertwithBoeingResearch&TechnologyEuropeS.L.U.,ISASoftwareLimited(ISA),INDRASystems(INDRA),UniversityofPiraeus(UPRC)andtheFraunhoferResearchCentre.   ITACAProject: Developstoolsandmethodologiestoassessnewpoliciesandregulationsinordertoacceleratethedevelopmentandimplementationofnewtechnologiesinairtrafficmanagement. CRIDAisinvolved,togetherwithKungligaTekniskaHoegskolan(KTH)andTransport&MobilityLeuven,undertheleadershipofNommonSolutionsandTechnologies(NOMMON).   ISOBARProject: Considerstheuseofartificialintelligenceandthepredictionprobabilitiesofmeteorologicalphenomenatomoreefficientlymanagecapacityanddemand.   CRIDAleadsthisproposal,inwhichCarlosIIIUniversityofMadrid(UC3M),CranfieldUniversity(CU),EUROCONTROL,EcoleNationaledel'AviationCivile(ENAC),DirectiondesServicesdelaNavigationAerienne(DSNA),SwissInternationalAirLinesLtd.(SWR),SopraSteriaGroup(SSG),EarthNetworks(EN),Spain'sNationalMeteorologicalAgency(AEMET)andMétéo-France(MF)arealsotakingpart.   NOSTROMOProject: DevelopsmodelsformeasuringATMperformanceattheEuropeanlevelusingartificialintelligence.Thegoalistoyieldasystemthatissimpleandtransparentwhilepreservingthecomplexitynecessarytorepresenttheairtrafficmanagementsystemrealistically.   CRIDAisleadingthisinitiative,whichalsoinvolvesNommonSolutionsandTechnologies(NOMMON),UniversitatPolitècnicadeCatalunya(UPC),ISASoftwareLimited(ISA),UniversityofWestminster(WU)andUniversityofDenmark(DTU).   Theseprojectswillbeimplementedoveraperiodof30months,andthoseresearchconceptsthatyieldthemostpromisingresultswillbeconsideredforsubsequentresearchanddevelopmentphases,bothwithintheSESARprogrammeandaspartoftheHorizonEuropeframework.    CRIDA,ENAIRE'sinnovationcentre CRIDAisanon-profiteconomicinterestgroup,establishedbyENAIRE,thestate-ownedengineeringcompanyIneco,andthePolytechnicUniversityofMadrid(UPM),anditsmissionistoimprovetheefficiencyandperformanceoftheairtrafficmanagementsystem.   BydevelopingR&DprojectsinclosecollaborationwithENAIRE,theseniorpartner,ithelpstoprovideinnovativesolutionsforsafelydevelopingqualityairnavigationservicesefficientlyandsustainably.   Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 27,2020
  • Display Interactive, Eclipse Global Connectivity Team Up To Take On China

    Astheinflightconnectivityworldcontinuestomatureonemarketremainseversoslightlyoutofreachforsuppliers:China.Andnowaneweffort,formedfromthecombinationoftwoindustryveterans,hopestodeliveronthatpotential.EclipseGlobalConnectivityand DisplayInteractive areteaminguptolaunchanewventurebasedinShanghai,withplans“tobecomeanintegralpartoftheChineseIFECecosystem.”   Eclipsebringsitshistoryofhardwareandtechnicalimplementationskillstothepartnership,alongwithasignificantcapitalinvestmentinDisplayInteractive(DI).DIwillcontributeitssoftwareandservicestotheasyetunnamednewventure.   Thetwocompanieshavealongstandingrelationshipbutthenewdealtransformsittomorecloselydeveloptheoverallsolution.EclipseGlobalConnectivityCEOMarcPinaultexpectstodeliverimmediatebenefitstotheexistingcustomerbase,alongwithstrongpositioninemergingmarkets.“WearecombiningthequalityandflexibilityofDI’sprovenwirelesssolutionforairlineswiththetechnical,designandsecurityexpertiseofourownconnectivitysystems,plusourlong-timeengineeringandcertificationknow-how.Asaresult,wecanofferacomprehensiveIFEsolutiontoourcustomers.”   MuchoftheneweffortbuildsontherecenttransitionofDI’ssoftwarestack.ThecompanyshiftedfromabasicIFEplatformtoofferingafullyfeaturedwirelessentertainmentsystemforairlines.Contentmanagementisonlyasmallpartofthepackage.Thecompanyalsonowhandlesadvertising,payments,ancillarymarketing,movingmaps(adultandkidversions!)andmoreasasingle-stopshopforitsairlinecustomers.Thesoftwareplatformishighlycustomizable,allowingairlinestobuildabusinesscasearoundtheservicesoffered.AbasicportalandmovingmapcanbedeliveredrelativelyquicklyandeasilywhilemoreindepthofferingscanbedevelopedtomatchthelookandfeelofalegacyIFEplatformonanewsub-fleetwhereembeddedIFEisnotdesired.DI’sJacquesSalvatexplainstheofferingas“bringingflexibilityofoperationstotheairlines.Wedon’tbelieveinasolutionthatisalegacysolutionembeddedintheseats.”   HistoricallytheDIplatformwassufficientlyflexibletorunacrossmultiplehardwareplatforms.WiththenewdealthecompanieswillcooperatetomoretightlydevelopthesoftwaresystemstorunontheEclipsehardwarestack.AndtheyintendtopushhardintoChinawiththatsolution.   TheChallengesofConnectivityinChina DI’sChiefOperatingOfficerThierryCarmesrecognizesmanyofthechallengesofoperatinginChinaandnotesthatmanypriorconnectivityprograms“havenotyetdeliveredexpectedresults.”Heexpectstochangethatwithalocalteam,builtfromthegroundupincountry.Thenewpartnershipintendsto“customizeoursolutiontofullymeetairline-andbusiness-partner-specificrequirements,aswellassupportingtheirprogramsandoperationslocallyonaday-to-daybasis.WearekeentodemonstratethatourIFECmodelwillworkinChina—withthesamebenefitsandperformanceaselsewhere.Thisisaninvigoratingchallenge,andadeepmotivationforourlocalteams.”   ThispairingishardlythefirsttotrytodeliverinChinaandmosthavewalkedaway,lickingtheirwounds. Gogo and GlobalEagle bothtriedtoestablishjointventuresinthecountrywithShareCobutbackedoffthoseplansforfinancialandpoliticalreasons. GogoreturnedlastFallwithaAPTMobileSatcom deal,hopingtodeliver2Kutechnologyonlocalsatellites. Viasat establishedasimilarpartnershipwithChinaSatcom thatissupposedtoleadtomoreintegrationopportunitieseventually,butithasbeenquietinitsfirstyear. PanasonicAvionics is,byfar,theleadingplayerforinflightconnectivityservicesinChinabuteventherethesuccessislimitedalmostentirelytothelong-haulfleet,notthedomesticmarket.ThelatteriswheretheDI/Eclipseventurehopestoplay. FTSannouncedadeal18monthsago withtwosmallairlinesandthefirstaircraftwerereportedlyinstalledinJanuary.HowthatplaysoutmovingforwardgiventhenewrealityofChina’sdomesticmarketremainstobeseen.   Beyondthetechnicalrequirements,Chinaalsopresentssignificantregulatoryrestrictionsonitsinflightconnectivityservices.Aircraftmuststillbelicensedindividuallyandthoselicensesaretypicallyissuedforatemporary,1-yearterm.Inshort,thefailurestodeliveronbroadconnectivitysuccessarelessaboutthesuppliersnotbeingabletodeliveraproductandmoreabouttherequiredproductbeingsuchauniqueandtwistedversionofwhatisdeliveredelsewhere.Plus,there’sthepartwheretheChineseairlinesdonotfeelcompelledtoofferitasanoperatinglossjusttoattractpassengersbecausethecompetitionalsodoesnothavewifi.   Andtheplansto buildmassivelyprofitableshoppingportalsforpassengerstouseinflight arenowtwoyearsgonewithnosignofanysuccess.   Chinaverymuchisarelationshipmarket.Localconnectionsarecriticaltobuildingastrongpresence.DI/EclipsechosetodeveloptheventurewithlocalstaffinShanghaitoaddressthatchallenge.Butitisalsoalong,slowsalesprocesseveninthebestoftimes.Andthesearenotthebestoftimes.Thecompaniesmustbepreparedtocommittoalongdevelopmentcycleforthisnewoffering.   Thecompaniesalsoacknowledgesthesomewhatchallengedtimingoftheannouncementwithintheindustry.Still,they“believethereisaneedtodaytopreparethepost-Covid19ramp-upofservice.”Withthatinmindthenewoperationiscontinuingitsbuildout,albeitslightlydelayed,andexpectsto“beready,insuchtime,tosupportourcustomersintheirrecoverystrategiesandnewdevelopments.”   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonJuly8th-9th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 27,2020
  • ‘eTech 3D Repair’ Integrated Solution To Report Structural Damage

    ThenewtabletbasedportabletoolisintroducedbyAirbusforrecording,assessing,monitoringandreportingaircraftstructuraldamage   IntroducinganewintegratedsolutionforreportingaircraftstructuraldamagecalledeTech3DRepair.ThisnewtabletbasedportabletoolisintroducedbyAirbusforrecording,assessing,monitoringandreportingaircraftstructuraldamage.Itcanbeusedontheflightlinewithahandhelddevicebypilotsandmechanicstherebysavingconsiderabletime.   ThisnewtoolwillreplaceAirbus'PC-based"RepairManager"system,byavoidingdependenceonpaperwork,easyaccesstodigitaldocumentation,quicksharingofinformationwithOEMs,ensuringfulldamagetraceability,andproducingdamagereportsquickly-whichisthekeytoensurethecomplianceoftheairline'sprocesswithregulations.   FeaturesofeTech3DRepair - Itprovidesacompletehistoricalviewofanypreviousdamageloggedfortheaircraft. - Makeseasytorecorddamagecharacteristicsinoneclick. - Itguidestheuserinassessingdamagebygivingaccesstotherelevantdigitalstructuralrepairmanual(SRM)"ATA"chapters,aswellaspartnames. - Itincludesalookupfunctionforconsultingsuppliermanuals. - IfnostandardrepairsolutionisalreadylistedintheSRM,thenthetoolfacilitatesadirectwaytocontactengineeringtoinitiatean"AirbusTechRequest". - ItisthereforepossibletosharequicklyandefficientlyallthedamagedatawiththeaircraftmanufactureroraFARPart21repairorganisation[orcontactothersuppliersbyemail],thusavoidingtime-consumingmessageexchangesandadministrativepaperwork. - Thetoolalsoenablesmaintenancestafftoobtainrapidapprovalfromtheauthoritiesfortherepair,whichwillreducethedelayinputtingtheaircraftbackintoservice.   Underthisbackground the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldonSeptember24th-25th,2020 in Qingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyTaikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement , MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 27,2020
  • US Reapproves Licence For Leap Engine Sales to China

    TheUSgovernmenthasreapprovedGEAviation’sapplicationtosupplyenginesforComac’sC919narrowbodyprogramme,monthsafteritmulledblockingenginesales.    TheenginemakerstatesthelicencetosupplyCFMInternationalLeap-1Cengineswilllastforatermoffouryears.Itdidnotindicatewhentheapplicationwasapproved.    “Wearepleasedthatthe[US]administrationhascometothisdecision,andlooktocontinuetoserveourcustomersinChinaandbeyond,” thecompanyadds.    CFMisajointventurebetweenGEandFrance’sSafran.Inmid-February,mediareportsemergedthattheUSgovernmentwasconsideringblockingthesaleoftheLeap-1CenginetoChina,withadditionalexportlimitsonothersystems,suchasHoneywellflight-controlsystems.    However,USpresidentDonaldTrumpwadedintothedebateadaylater,tweetingthathewanted“Chinatobuyourjetengines,thebestintheworld”.HealsoblastedproposalsthatwouldmakeitdifficulttosellenginesandothercomponentsintotheChinesemarket.    ApartfrompoweringtheC919,othervariantsoftheLeaparealsoanoptionfortheAirbusA320neo,andtheexclusivepowerplantforthegroundedBoeing737Max.    GEhasobtainedexportlicencesfromtheUSgovernmentfortheLeap-1Cenginessince2014,havingmostrecentlyreceivedoneinMarch2019.    ComachassixC919testaircraftflying,allfittedwiththeLeap-1C. Ithasmorethan300Leap-poweredaircraftinitsorderbook.Comacislookingata2021-2022datefortheC919’sserviceentry.   OtherthanCFMengines,theC919willalsobefittedwithChinese-madepowerplants.   ProgressonthedevelopmentalCJ-1000AXhigh-bypassturbofan,manufacturedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngine,isstillunclear.Itwasreportedin2018thattheCJ-1000AXdemonstratorengineachievedpower-on.ChinesemediareportsindicatetheCJ-1000AXislookingtoenterservicein2021.   ThemoveshowsthatforeignsuppliersstillvaluetheChinesemarket.ThemarketdemandofChina’scivilaviationaircrafthasbeenontherise,andthecountryhasbeenmarketingeffortsintheindependentresearchanddevelopmentofaeroengines.   GasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willheldonOctober15th-16th,inShengyang,China.Wewillfocusontheaeroenginesimulationtechnology,shareanddiscussthedevelopmenttrendoftheengine,wesincerelywelcomeyourparticipation.   ClickHEREtoregisteryourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 15,2020
  • CCX Adds New Tester Features

    AfterintroducingitsnewT-RXavionicsradiotestersayearago,CCXTechnologieshasaddedaGPSsignalgeneratorandVDLMode2capabilitiestothetesters. AvionicstechniciansusetheGPSsignalgeneratortogenerateGPSsignalswithspecificpositionandtrackinformationfortestingGPSnavigationsystems.Foraircraftthatflyinairspacewherecontroller-pilotdatalinkcommunication(CPDLC)isusedinnon-oceanicairspace,VDLMode2(VHFdatalink)isthetechnologyforthatcapability.TheT-RX’snewfeaturesallowfortestingreceivingandtransmittingfunctionsoftheVDLMode2transceiver.ThenewtestingcapabilitiescanbeaddedtoexistingT-RXunits. “Withmandatesfastapproachingandoperatorsexpectingthehighest standardsofaircraftmaintenance,weareoptimisticthatmaintainersandtechs will appreciatetheeasewithwhichtheycanaddthesenewteststotheir T-RX,”saidCCXpresidentChrisBartlett.“Severalusershavetoldusthatbeingabletodo themajorityof theiravionicsradiotestingwithasingledevicewillhelp savethemtimeandeffort.” Thenewcapabilitiesweretheresultofuserfeedback,accordingtoCCX.TheGPSsignalgeneratorandVDLMode2testingcapabilitycanbeaddedtotheT-RXwithpurchaseofalicensekey. Forthiscontent,wewillheldthe9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum(CAIF)onJuly7th-8th,inShanghai.Wewilldiscussthefollowingtopics,“BeidouNavigationSatelliteSystemForAviationApplication”,“NewAvionicsTechnologyUpgradesForFutureCivilAircraftToEnsureSafeFlightOfAircraft”,etc.OurCAIFhasbeensuccessfullyheldfortenyears,anditiswellknowninavionicsinAsia.Webelieveourprofessionalserviceswillmakeyourparticipationworthwhile. ClickHEREtoregisteryourinteretsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Apr 15,2020
  • Airframe MRO Predictions: Passenger Maintenance Will Take A Hit, Cargo Work Could Pick Up

    Scheduledcommercialairframemaintenanceworkisexpectedtotakeasignificanthitduringthenovelcoronaviruspandemicas carriersconsciousofpreservingcashflowareexpectedtoeitherdowngradeworkloadsorasktodeferpaymentstoMROs.AsofApr.3,theCOVID-19pandemichas resultedinmorethanonemillioncasesandinexcessof53,000deathsworldwide.   SRTechnicssaysthefastdeclineinpassengeraircrafttraffichasprompted"severalinquiriesfromourcustomersaskingforpaymentdeferralsandweexpectthistoincreasefurther,”saysits spokesperson.   However,itisstillseeingrequeststokeepaircraftairworthyinatimeofmassaircraftgroundings,withthepossibilityofupto80%oftheentireglobalfleetbeingeventuallyparked.“Short-termaircraftstoragemaintenance,out-of-storagechecksandreturn-to-servicemaintenanceishighindemandandwearepreparedincaseourcustomersrequirelong-termstoragecareandmaintenance,”theSRTechnicsspokespersonsays.   Awaveofmaintenanceworkordercancellationsareanticipatedacrosstheindustry,withOliverWymanestimatingbetween$17-35billionofitsoriginal$90.7billion2020MROforecastdemandtobewipedoutasaresultoftheCOVID-19pandemic.   Sofar,largerplayerssuchasAFIKLME&MandLufthansaTechnikhavekepttheirshopsrunningtosomedegreebuthaveacknowledgedthedisruptiveeffectsofthenovelcoronavirus.   AFIKLME&M toldAviationWeekthatishaschosentofocusonmaintainingairworthinessfortemporarilygroundedaircraftandfortheflightsdedicatedtorepatriatingEuropeanresidentsfromallaroundtheworldorsupplyingrespirators,testkitsandmasks.   Somesmallerscaleoperations,suchasPoland’sAviaprimeGroup,whichistheparentgroupforLinetech,Serbia’sJATTehnikaandSlovenia’sAdriaTehnika,hasseenfewerthanfivecancellationsacrossallthreebusinessestodate.    However,furthereastinEuropeinEstonia,maintenanceproviderMagneticMROisseeingamixofcustomerreactions“rangingfromparanoiatooptimism,frompanictosober-mindedapproach.”RistoMäeots,CEOatMagneticMRO,saysthereisstillsomeworkinitshangars,butasairlinesdecreasetheirflighthours,theMROexpectsdowngradedworkscopes“enabling[them]toflythelowerutilization.”   Mäeotsdoesn’tforeseeawaveofairlinesbringingscheduledmaintenanceforwardduringgroundings.“Somemight,butitisratherrare,”hesays.“Scheduledmaintenancecanbeaffordedbythosewhohavesuchcapitalreserves.Idonotexpectit happeningtoomuch,becauseaseveryoneunderstands,eachdayofdelayingettingoperationsbackontrackmeanstherecoveryextendsexponentially.”Inthenear-term,thecompany’sinvestmentplanshavebeenplacedonholduntilitsseesliquiditycomingback.   OnesmallcrumbofcomfortforsomeMROsisapossiblespikeinstoragerequestsforgroundedaircraft.U.S.-headquarteredSTSAviationGroupisonecompanyseeingthis.“Sincethepandemicstarted,wehavehaddozensofrequestsforaircraftstorageandparkingatourbasemaintenancefacilities,”MarkSmith,grouppresident,andLenaWatters,seniorvicepresidentandgeneralmanagerofSTSAviationServices,toldAviationWeekviaemail.   ThecompanyhastwobasemaintenancefacilitiesintheUKatBirminghamandNewquay,bothacquiredlastyear,alongwitha hangarinMelbourne,Florida.AsofApril2020,allcontinuetorunonnormalschedulealbeitwithadditionalstaffsafetymeasuresinplace.   Otherproviders,suchasUK-basedCaerdav,hasalsopublicizedrequeststostoreaircraft,withitssiteinSt.Athan,Walesabletoholdupto50aircraftatatime.   WhilepassengerairlinesarescalingbacktheirMROrequests,theoppositeistrueforfreightercarriers.“Weareseeingincreasedmaintenanceschedulesfromcargocarriers,”saysSTS.“AstheworldcontinuestobattleCOVID-19,wewillseeariseindemandforcargoandsuppliestobeshippedglobally.Thistrendisn’tgoinganywheresolongasthispandemiclingers.”   ExamplesofthisincludeAmericanAirlinesconvertingpassengeraircraftintocargo-onlyflightstotransportmedicalequipment.“Cargocarriersaremaxedoutrightnow,andcommercialoperatorsarestartingtostepupandfillthegaps,sotospeak,”theysay.   Thishasn’tgoneunnoticedbythelikesofMagneticMRO,whichhasitsDOAteamsetuptoprovidecustomerswithcabinmodificationsforCOVID-19medicalcargotransportationinprimarilypassengercabinaircraft.   Overthenextdecade,theglobalaviationmaintenancemarketwillremainahugeopportunity,benefitingfromtheemergenceofnewmodels,enginesandcomponents,aswellastheneedtoreplaceoldanddamagedaircraftandengines.Underthisbackground the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldonSeptember24th-25th,2020 in Qingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyTaikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement , MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 14,2020
  • BAE Systems Warton Upgrades Radar Simulator

    MicroNavrecentlyprovidedBAESystems,Warton,UKwithanupgradetotheirexistingATCradarsimulator.TheATCfunctionatBAESystems,Wartonservicesauniquemixofcivil,militaryandtestflying. TheupgradeconsistedofacompletehardwarerefreshandanupgradetothelatestversionoftheBEST(BeginningtoEndforSimulationandTraining)ATCsimulationsoftware.ThesimulatorinstalledisMicroNav’ssingle-solutionBESTsimulator,completewithBESTRadarandBESTLink,providingahigh-fidelityradartrainingplatform. BAESystems,WartonreceivedtwoBESTpositions,oneoperatingastheSupervisor/PseudoPilot,andtheotheractingasBESTInterfaceManager.   TheBESTInterfaceManager fullyintegratesBESTwith theirIndraNOVA9000Air TrafficControlSystemequipment,whichisareplicaoftheiroperationalenvironment. Thisallowsthetraineecontrollertositatanoperationalposition andtraininanidentical environmentthattheywouldseeinalivesituation,witha pseudopilotdrivingthesimulatedtraffic. Thesimulatorisusedtoensurecontrollerstopupcurrencyhours,whererequired,inadditiontocompletingtheirproceduraltraining. MattSlingeratBAESystems,Wartonsaid: “Thesimulatorsupportsourtrainingoncomplexprocedureswithrespecttotestprofileswhichcannotbepracticedelsewhere,therebyincreasingouroperationalsafety.Thesimulatoriswelllikedbythecontrollers,anditsflexibilityallowedustotailorittoourownoperation.” ShaneHannam,HeadofSales&MarketingatMicroNav,said: "Itisalwaysagreatfeelingwhenalong-standingcustomercontinuestoseethevalueoftheBESTATCsimulatorandMicroNav'ssupportservices.BAESystems,Wartonareuniqueinhowtheyusetheirsimulator,anditisalwaysfascinatingtoseethetrafficmix,includingfastjets,plusairspaceintricaciesthataretestedandtrainedusingtheBESTsimulator." ThesimulatorwasfirstinstalledbyMicroNavin2001.ThiswasamilestoneinMicroNav’shistory,markingthestartofstimulation–itssoftwareintegratingwithanOracleradarworkstation–allowingcontrollerstobenefitfromtrainingwiththecompleterealismofthe displaybeingusedforliveairtrafficcontrol.   Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 14,2020
  • ThinKom Antennas Comply With Non-interference Rules

    ThinKomSolutionshasannouncedthatitsphased-arraysatelliteantennasareinfullcompliancewiththelatestrulesfrominternationalregulatorybodiesgoverningevolvinginterferencethreats.   TheannouncementisinresponsetotheInternationalTelecommunicationsUnion(ITU)andthe2019WorldRadiocommunicationsConference(WRC19),whichhaveadoptedstandardstopreventinterferencebetweensatellitesingeostationary(GSO)andnon-geostationary(NGSO)orbitsandbetweenaeronauticaland5Gterrestrialservicesusingsharedfrequencies.   ITUArticle22specifiesthatterminalsoperatingonNGSOsatellitesmustlimittheiremissionsinthedirectionofGSOsatellites.AccordingtoThinKomSolutions,theseemissionscanandwilloccurwhenNGSOsatellitesmoveinandoutofalignmentwithGSOsatellites.   “OurVICTSphased-arraytechnologyensuresfullcompliancewithITUArticle22byeliminatingelevatedsidelobeswhenoperatingonNGSOs,therebyprotectingagainstinterferenceintheGSOplane,”saidBillMilroy,CTOofThinKomSolutions.“WehavesuccessfullycompletednumeroustrialstodemonstrateinteroperabilitybetweenNGSOandGSOsatelliteswithnointerference.”   DelegatesatWRC19reaffirmedtheuseofKa-bandfrequenciesforaeronauticalandmaritimesatellitecommunications,butsomeofthesefrequenciesaresharedwithterrestrial5Gmobilenetworksforuseinpoint-to-pointback-haulanddistributionservices.Forthatreason,WRC19imposedstrictlimitationsonspuriousemissionsfromsatelliteterminalsonaircrafttopreventinterferencewith5GgroundnetworksoperatingontheprotectedKa-bands.   “ThinKom’sproprietaryVICTSphased-arrayarchitectureisdesignedsothattheantenna’sradiatingapertureisshieldedbyitshousing,”explainedMilroy.“Thismeansthereisnodirectpathbetweentheantennaandtheground,evenatverylowelevationangles,thuseliminatingtheneedtoattenuateormutethetransmitsignalinordertomeetthestringentWRC19requirements.”   TheextentofpotentialoverlapareasaffectedbytheWRC19regulationswillbe“significant”intheviewofThinKomSolutions.TheUSA,Canada,Japan,KoreaandIndiaarealreadyusingorplanningwidespreadusageofKa-bandfrequenciesintheir5Gterrestrialnetworks,andothercountriesareexpectedtofollow.   “Weareenteringaneweraintelecommunicationsinwhichtheskiesbecomemorecrowdedwithhundreds,oreventhousands,ofGSOandNGSOsatellites,andaproliferationof5Gterrestrialnetworks–allsharingportionsofthesameKa-bandspectrum,”saidMilroy.“Thiswillcreatechallengesformanysatelliteantennamanufacturerstomeettheinternationalregulatorymandates.ThinKomVICTSantennasarealreadyfullycompliantwithallpresentandforeseenITUandWRCrequirements.”   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonJuly8th-9th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 14,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Said to Offer China Engine Plant to Win Deal on Jet

    Factorywouldalsobuildturbinesforlocally-orderedA330neos. Rolls-RoyceHoldingsPlcisofferingtobuildanaircraftengineassemblylineinChinaasitchasesadealtosupplyturbinesfortheAsiannation’ sfirstwide-bodypassengerjet,peoplefamiliarwiththemattersaid. ThefactorywouldalsobeabletomakeenginesforAirbusSE’ sA330neojet,whichtheEuropeanplanemakeriseagertogetintotheChinesemarket,accordingtothepeople,whoaskednottobenamedbecausetheplansaren’tpublic.ArepresentativeforRolls-Roycedeclinedtocomment. TheproposalcomesasRollscompeteswithGeneralElectricCo.topowertheCR929wide-bodyplanebeingdevelopedbyCommercialAircraftCorp.ofChinaLtd.,knownasComac,slatedforcommercialsalesaround2025.TheLondon-basedgroupisofferingaderivativeoftheTrent7000modelthat’ sthesoleengineoptionontheA330neo. WesternaerospacefirmsarehavingtoshiftproductiontoChinatowinordersinwhat’ ssettobecometheworld’ sbiggestaviationmarketearlynextdecade.Atthesametimethey’ rereluctanttohandovertechnologythatwouldenhancethecountry’ sabilitytomakecompetitiveplaneswithoutoutsidehelp,andtheRollsfacilitywouldfallshortofactualmanufacturing,thepeoplesaid. RecentInnovations InofferingavariantoftheTrent7000insteadoftheTrentXWBthatpowersAirbus’ sall-newA350,theU.K.companyisalsowithholdingsomerecentinnovationsinfanandturbine-bladedesignfromtheCR929,whichwilllikelyfeature250to320seats,makingitsimilarinsizetotheA330. Rollsiscontinuingtoweighapartnershipwithstate-ownedAeroEngineCorp.ofChinaonthejet,thepeoplesaid.Thewide-bodyisbeingdevelopedbyComacwithRussia’ sUnitedAircraftCorp.,aunitofRostecStateCorp.,whichhasalsosaiditcouldworkwithAECCondevelopingturbines,mostlikelyforalaterversion. Aerospaceranksthird-topamongpriorityindustriesidentifiedinPresidentXiJinping’ s"MadeinChina2025" programasthecountryseekstotakeplanemakingtoalevelwhereitcanstartcompetingwithAirbusandBoeingCo. Chinawillneed7,690newaircraftworth$1.2trillionoverthenext20years,accordingtotheU.S.company,withComacitselfaimingtodeliver2,000planesby2035. TheRolls-RoyceplantmightofferAirbusawaytoboostsalesoftheA330neo,amodelpitchedbytheEuropeancompanyasperfectlysuitedtotheChinesemarketbutstrugglingtowinordersincompetitionwithBoeing’ smoreadvanced787Dreamliner. Withabacklogof238jetsasoftheendofJanuary,including28forIranAirwhichAirbusmaynotbeabletofulfillduetothereintroductionofsanctions,adealfortheA330neofromChinawouldcomeasahugeboosttotheprogram. Forthefuturedomesticcivilaircraftdemandisverylarge,allcountriesareveryoptimisticaboutChina’scivilaviationindustry.Rolls-Royce’ smovenotonlyreflectsthemontheChinesemarket,butalsoshowsthatthelevelofaviationmanufacturinginChinaisalsoimproving.Asthemostcorecomponentofaircraft,aeroengine’ smanufacturinglevelcanbetterreflectthecomprehensivestrengthofacountry.AndwiththearrivalofIndustry4.0,manufacturingtechnologytendstobemorevirtualized,networkedandconvenient. Inviewofthis,GasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum2020willbeheldonOctober15th-16th,inShengyang,China.Wewillfocusonthesimulationtechnologyofthewholelifecycleofgasturbineengine,shareanddiscuss. Register yourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 29,2020
  • Head-wearable Display Obtains First Certification

    EASAhasapprovedUniversal’sClearVisionsystemwithSkyLenshead-wearabledisplayontheATR72/42. UniversalAvionicsSystemshasreceivedEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgencycertificationforitsClearVisionenhancedflightvisionsystem(EFVS)withSkyLenshead-wearabledisplay,thefirsttimethatahead-wearabledisplayhasbeencertifiedforcivilaviation.ThecertificationisontheATR72/42regionalairliner. Thisapprovalwillallowoperatorstousethe"visualadvantage" availablewiththeClearVisionEFVStoinitiateinstrumentapproachesortakeoffinlowerflightvisibility,whichwillhelpoperatorsmeetschedulesandavoidhavingtodiverttoalternateairports.Operatorswillalsobeabletousethesystemforenhancedvisionsystem-orEVS-to-landcapability,allowinglandingsinpoorvisibilitywithoutusingnaturalvisiontolookoutsidetheaircraft. TheClearVisionEFVSworkswithtraditionalhead-updisplays(HUD),head-down(instrument-panel-mounted)displays,andUniversal’sSkyLenshead-wearabledisplay(HWD).ClearVisioncandisplayenhancedvisionandsyntheticvisionsystemimagery,anditcanblendthoseimagesinacombined-visionformat.AnadvantageoftheSkyLensHWDisthatitsfieldofviewisnotlimited,asisthecasewithatraditionalHUDorhead-downdisplays.TheSkyLensfieldofview(or "fieldofregard," asUniversaldescribesit)isbasicallyunlimitedanddependsonwherethepilotislooking. "ThecertificationofourEFVSwithSkyLensisabreakthroughincommercialaviation," saidUniversalCEODrorYahav."Aircraftoperatorscannowtakeadvantageofmajorenhanced-flight-visioncapabilitiesandsafetyimprovementswithourprovenClearVisionsolution.ThismarksthefirstcivilcertificationofanHWDandthefirstEVS-to-landsolutionforline-fitpassengeraircraft.[Thisis]amajormilestoneininnovationinaviation." Underthisbackground,the 9th CivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldon July7th -8th ,inShanghai. Atthisforum,thesetopicswillbethehighlight: -IndustryDevelopmentHighlights-VirtualizationTechnology,MainDrivingForceOfAvionicsSystemDevelopmentInTheFuture -DetailedDesignAndPlanningOfTheAirborneHUDSystemForAdvancedCommercialAircraft Register yourinterestsorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 30,2020
  • Boeing Joins UK Digital Aviation Project, Will Research Digital Maintenance

    BoeinghasformallyjoinedtheDigitalAviationResearchandTechnologyCentre(DARTeC)atCranfieldUniversityintheUKandwillparticipateinprojectareassuchasdigitalmaintenancerepairandoperationsonceitcommencesfromsummer2020. The£65million($79.8million)initiativewasannouncedinJuly2018andaimstogrowtheUK’sresearchintodigitalaviationtechnology,whichincludesanexperimentalairportterminalandahangarofthefuturefullyinstrumentedforadvanceddigitalmaintenancerepairandoperations. SpecificareasofresearchundertakenbyDARTeCwillincludetheintegrationofdronesintocivilianairspace,utilizingnewtechnologiestoincreasetheairportefficiencies,usingdatacommunicationinfrastructurestobetterdevelopsafeairspacesandincreasingthereliabilityandavailabilityofaircraftutilizingself-sensingandself-repairtechnologies. TheairframeOEMentersapartnershipwhichincludesairlinetradebodytheInternationalAirTransportAssociation,electricalsystemsmanufacturerThalesandin-flightconnectivityspecialistInmarsat,amongothers. AlthoughnewtotheDARTeCproject,Boeing’stieswithCranfieldgobackmorethan25years,withbothpartiescooperatingonseveralresearchandtechnology-driveninitiativeswhichhaveincludedthedevelopmentofnewaircraftconceptsandstudiesintopassengerbehavior,cabinrefurbishmentandmanagementprocesses. CranfieldhasalsohostedBoeing’scenterofexcellenceinIntegratedVehicleHealthManagement,knownastheIVHMCentre,whichisalsopartoftheDARTeCasafoundingmemberbackin2017.TheIVHMCentreaimstousesystemdatageneratedfromvehiclessuchascarsandaircrafttosupportoperationaldecisionsandoptimizemaintenance. Overthenextdecade,theglobalaviationmaintenancemarketwillremainahugeopportunity,benefitingfromtheemergenceofnewmodels,enginesandcomponents,aswellastheneedtoreplaceoldanddamagedaircraftandengines.Underthisbackground the4thAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillbeheldonSeptember24th-25th,2020 in Qingdao,China,theforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,organizedbyTaikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCompanyLimited,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WillmainlydiscussDomesticPoliciesandDevelopmentTrends,BigDataandPredictiveMaintenance,SparePartsandCostManagement , MaintenanceandNewTechnology,ModificationandTesting. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 30,2020
  • Nokia Installs Advanced Air Traffic Control Network With IAA

    NokiaCorporationNOKrecentlyannouncedthatithasteamedupwiththeIrishAviationAuthority(“IAA”)todeployindustry-leadingairtrafficcontrolnetworkinNorthAtlanticairspace.Currentlyinservice,thenetworkhasbeenestablishedattheIAA’sWestIrelanddisasterrecoverycenter.Withmorethan6.4billionradionetworksubscriptions,thestrategicdealemphasizesNokia’seffortstoofferbest-in-classmissioncriticalnetworks,fueledbyburgeoningmigrationoflegacyservicestoadvancednetworkinfrastructure. Perthedeal,Nokiaspurredthenetworkdeploymentwithsupplyofhigh-bandwidthbackedInternetProtocol(IP)andMulti-ProtocolLabelSwitching(MPLS).Thesenetworkingproducts,whichwentlivelastyear,augmentedIAA’scapacitytodeliverseamlesscriticalradarandvoiceservicestothecontrollersoverIP/MPLSplatform.Beingoneofthebusiestairspaceintheworld,theNorthAtlanticnetworkoffersstreamlinedoperationsofairtrafficcontrol(ATC)applicationsandsupportsend-to-endcommunicationsbetweenradarstationswithhigheststandardsofreliability. Witharichhistoryofdeployingmorethan1,300mission-criticalnetworksinenergy,manufacturing,transportandpublicsectorsegments,Nokiaaimstocontinueprovidingtop-notchprofessionalservicesrangingfromnetworkdesigntodeploymentwithlong-termsupportandmaintenanceservicestotheIAA.TheFinnishtelecommunicationscompanystatedthattheglobalairtrafficisexpectedtodoubleby2030anditisleavingnostoneunturnedtomanagetheproliferatingairtrafficscenario. Markedly,Nokiaencouragescustomerstomoveawayfromaneconomy-of-scalenetworkoperatingmodeltodemand-drivenoperationsbyofferingeasyprogrammabilityandflexibleautomation.This,inturn,supportsdynamicoperations,reducescomplexityandimprovesefficiency.Thecompanyseekstoexpanditsbusinessintotargeted,high-growthandhigh-marginverticalmarketstoaddressgrowthopportunitiesbeyonditstraditionalprimarymarkets. Inaddition,thecompanyisdrivingthetransitionofglobalenterprisesintosmartvirtualnetworksbycreatingasinglenetworkforallservices,convergingmobileandfixedbroadband,IProutingandopticalnetworkswithsoftwareandservicestomanagethem.Leveragingstate-of-the-arttechnology,Nokiaistransformingthewaypeopleandthingscommunicateandconnectwitheachother.Theseincludeseamlesstransitionto5Gtechnology,ultra-broadbandaccess,mission-criticalapplications,IPandSoftwareDefinedNetworking,cloudapplicationsandIoT. Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2ndInternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviationwillbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 30,2020
  • IAG Selects Immfly to Enhance Inflight Digital Platform

    InternationalAirlinesGroup(IAG)hasannouncedalong-termpartnershipwithIFEproviderImmfly,whichwillsupportthedevelopmentandmaintenanceofIAG’sinflightdigitalplatform.air. Followingafive-yearcollaborationbetweenImmflyandtheGroup’sairlineIberiaExpress, IAGnowintendstoenhanceits.airplatformwithnewfeatures,products,servicesandretailopportunitiesdesignedtounlocknewrevenuestreamsandincreasecustomersatisfaction. TheplatformhasalreadydeployedthemostadvancedconnectivityserviceacrossalargepartoftheGroup’sfleettodeliveraconsistentdigitalcustomerexperience,withbuiltinflexibilitytotailortheofferingtoeachairline’sbrandandcustomerproposition. “ThepartnershipwithImmflywillenableIAGtodelivernewpersonalisedservicesandexpandtheproductrangeofferedtoourcustomersacrossentertainment,retailandloyalty,”saidAndreaBurchett,GroupHead,IAGConnectatInternationalAirlinesGroup.“Weareexcitedtoworktogethertodevelopservicesthatinnovateanddisruptthemarketbyleveragingourcombinedknowledgeandexpertiseforthebenefitofourcustomersandairlines.” JimmyMartinezvonKorff,ExecutiveChairman,Immfly,added:“ThepartnershipwithIAGandImmflybringstogetheraworldleadingairlinegroupcomposedoftoptieraviationbrandsinIreland,UKandSpain,withtheindustry’sforemostpartnerforpioneeringcabindigitalisation.Together,IAGandImmflywillprovidedigitalengagementtoolsandresourcesthatwillenhancethejourneyofmillionsofcustomers.” Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonJuly8th-9th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 29,2020
  • EASA Certifies ClearVision With Head-wearable Display

    TheUniversalAvionicsSkyLenshead-wearabledisplayandClearVisionEFVSarenowEASAcertified.(Photo:UASC)   UniversalAvionicsSystemshasreceivedEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgencycertificationforitsClearVisionenhancedflightvisionsystem(EFVS)withSkyLenshead-wearabledisplay,thefirsttimethatahead-wearabledisplayhasbeencertifiedforcivilaviation.Thisapprovalwillallowoperatorstousethe“visualadvantage”availablewiththeClearVisionEFVStoinitiateinstrumentapproachesortakeoffinlowerflightvisibility,whichwillhelpoperatorsmeetschedulesandavoidhavingtodiverttoalternateairports.   TheClearVisionEFVSworkswithtraditionalhead-updisplays(HUD),head-down(instrument-panel-mounted)displays,andUniversal’sSkyLenshead-wearabledisplay.ClearVisioncandisplayenhancedvisionandsyntheticvisionsystemimagery,anditcancombinethoseimagesinacombinedvisionformat.AnadvantageoftheSkyLenshead-wearabledisplayisthatitsfieldofviewisnotlimitedasisthecasewithatraditionalHUDorhead-downdisplays.TheSkyLensfieldofview(or“fieldofregard,”asUniversaldescribesit)isbasicallyunlimitedanddependsonwherethepilotislooking.   “ThecertificationofourEFVSwithSkyLensisabreakthroughincommercialaviation,”saidUniversalCEODrorYahav.“AircraftoperatorscannowtakeadvantageofmajorenhancedflightvisioncapabilitiesandsafetyimprovementswithourprovenClearVisionsolution.Thismarksthefirstcivilcertificationofa[head-wearabledisplay]andthefirstEFVStolandsolutionforline-fitpassengeraircraft.”   Withthewideapplicationandrecognitionofvirtualrealitytechnology,itisalsoappliedintheflightwithhighsafetyrequirements.Avionicssystemsarebecomingmoreandmorepaperless,intelligentandnetworked.Inthecaseofensuringthesafetyofpassengersandfuselage,simpleandconvenientoperationalsomakesthepilotflyingwithmightdoubled.WhileitwilltaketimeforHead-wearableDisplaytobecomewidelyavailable,itisaninevitabletrendinflighttechnology.   Underthisbackground,the9th CivilAvionicsInternationalForum withAirbornesoftwareandAirborneElectronicsHardwareSub-forum willbeheldonJuly7th -8th ,inShanghai.Welookingforwardtoyour participationandsharing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 12,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Issues Sanguine Trent 1000 Outlook

    Rolls-RoyceonFridayreported“significant”progressonfixestothetroubledTrent1000turbofanalongwitha25-percentincreasein2019underlyingoperationalprofit,ledbya£195millionorganicimprovementwithintheCivilAerospacedivision.Speakingduringthecompany’s2019full-yearearningscall,Rolls-RoyceCEOWarrenEastsaidlastyear’s£578millioncashcostassociatedwithTrent1000workwouldmarkapeakinspendingontherelatedredesigns,certifications,andcustomersupportfunctionssuchasenginereplacements.ThecompanydidnotchangetheoutlookitdeliveredduringitsNovemberearningspresentationforthethirdquarter,meaningitcontinuestoexpectAOGstoreacha“single-digitposition”bythemiddleofthisyear,downfromthecurrentlevelofabout35.   “Duringtheyearwe’vemadeprettygoodprogress,goodprogressinactivelymanagingthesituation,continuingtoextendourMROcapabilityandcapacity,”saidEast.“Wearenowinapositionwhereeightoutofninedesignchangesaredone.”Rolls-RoyceexpectscertificationofaredesignofpartoftheTrent1000PackageBintermediate-pressurecompressorsometimeduringthesecondhalfoftheyear.Otherwise,ithasgainedcertificationonsevenoftheeightchangescompleted.Eastreportedthattheninthtask—designworkonthehigh-pressureturbinebladeintheTrent1000TEN—continuestoprogresswellandremainsonscheduleforafirst-half2021entryintoservice.   TheratherupbeataddressbyEastcame daysafterasecondcaseinwhichamajorTrent1000operatorabandonedRollsforthecompetingGeneralElectricGEnx,whenAllNipponAirwaysorderedupto20GE-powered787-9sand-10s.Lastyear,AirNewZealandchosealternativeGEnx-1BstopowereightincomingBoeing787-10safterhavingtogroundfiveofits13Boeing787-9sduetoTrentproblems.   Still,Eastcharacterizedthesecondhalfof2019asoneofsubstantialoperationalandfinancialimprovement,underpinningoptimisticprojectionsforthisyear.However,Rolls-Royce’sguidancefor2020doesnottakeintoaccounttheeffectoftheCovid-19virus.Infact,some10percentofthecompany’scivilaerospacebacklogresidesinChina,while20percentofitsengineflyinghoursderivefromroutestouchingGreaterChina.   “Intermsofcontingenciesandhowwecanmitigate[theeffectsofthevirus],we’rethesameasanyotherbusiness,”explainedEast.“Sowelookatthefinancialimpactsandwhatcanwedoaboutdeferringexpenditure,whatcanwedoaboutdeferringinvestment,whatcanwedointermsofdeferringorfreezinghiring,andwhatcanwedoabouttheactualstaffcoststhatwetakeonaday-to-daybasis…We’repullingonallthoselevers.”   Althoughthisoutbreakhashadabedimpactonmostenterprises,webelieveitwillnotaffectthefuturedevelopmentofaviationinChinaandaroundtheworld.Thedemandforcivilaircraftwillcontinuetoleadtoasteadyincreaseinthedemandforaeroengines.Inadditiontoaeroengineperformance,thereductioninR&DandmanufacturingcostsiswhatallOEMsandbuyersexcept.   Underthisbackground,theGasTurbineEngineSimulationTechnologyDevelopmentForum 2020willbeheld onOctober15th-16th inShenyang,China.Welookforwardtoyourparticipationandsharing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 12,2020
  • Honeywell Completes JetWave Connectivity Tests in China

    Honeywellhascompletedthegroundandflighttestingprogrammerequiredtoofferits JetWaveconnectivitysysteminChina.Thetestswereconductedonthecompany’sBoeing757testbedaircraft,andrepresentamilestoneforHoneywell’sintroductionofhigh-speedsatellitecommunicationsforinflightconnectivityintheChinamarket. InMarch2019,HoneywellannouncedtheappointmentofAirEsurfingasthesoledistributorofJetWaveinChina.   TheJetWavesystemhasbeendesignedto providereliableandhigh-speedcabinconnectivityacross China’sKa-bandsatellitenetwork,withspeedsofupto180Mbps. JetWave’ssatellitecommunicationsterminalsprovideaKa-bandservicethatisavailableworldwide,withthehardwareandnetworkoptimisedtoworkduringflight.   Inadditiontothepassengerexperiencebenefitsofinflightwi-fi,JetWavealsobringsgreaterconnectivitytoassistmaintenanceoperatorsandflightoperationsbettermanageaircraft,reducefuelcosts,andhelpavoidaircraftdelays.   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonJuly8th-9th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 11,2020
  • Denmark’s Naviair Embraces IP Technology From Rohde & Schwarz

    Rohde & SchwarzistosupplyaturnkeyR&S VCS-4GsolutionfortheAirTrafficControlCentre(ACC/APP)andAirTrafficControlTower(TWR-S)inKastrup(Copenhagen),aswellasatestingsystem.Thecontractalsoincludesstate-of-the-artall-in-onecompactcontrollerworkingpositions,allowingseamlessaccesstoVoIPandlegacyradioresourcesviaNaviair’sIPnetwork.   Copenhagen/Munich,March05,2020–Naviair,theairnavigationserviceproviderforDenmarkandtheNorthAtlanticairspace,includingGreenland,recentlyselectedRohde & SchwarztosupplyafullIPvoicecommunicationssystem(VCS)forbackupradiopurposes.ThankstothehighlymodularandflexiblearchitectureofthereliableandresilientR&S VCS-4Gsystem,Naviairwillbeabletoseamlesslyintegrateitintotheirnetworking,managementandsecurityenvironmentsandconnectbothVoIPandlegacyradiostoit.   Rohde & Schwarzwillprovideintegratedcompactcontrollerworkingpositionswithanintuitivegraphicaluserinterfaceforeaseofuse.TheR&S VCS-4Gsolutionnativelysupportsanextensionofthesystemwithmorepositionstosatisfyhighercapacitydemands.   Thecontractallowsforadditionaldeploymentoptions,inotherlocations,suchasKastrupTWR-W,BillundorGreenland.   “Rohde & SchwarzisproudtoprovideNaviairwithourlatestvoicecommunicationstechnology,” AlexandruNegulescu,ManagingDirector,Rohde & SchwarzCenterofCompetenceforVCS,explains. “Ourstaffincludingtechnicalspecialistsandengineersarecloselyinvolvedthroughouttheproject.OncedeploymentbeginswewillcontinuetosupportNaviairinputtingthenewsystemintooperation.”   R&S VCS-4GisafullIPsolution,withmorethan320systemscontractedin60countriesworldwide,includingairports,areacontrolcenters,virtualcenters,remotetowers,offshoredrillingsites,mobiletowersandshelters.ThetechnologycomplieswiththeED-137standardtothecoreofthesystemandnotjusttoperipherycomponents,makingittheworld’sfirstandmostwidelydeployedfullIPVCS.   Withtherapidtechnologydevelopmentofairtrafficcontrolworldwide,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 11,2020
  • Satcom Direct Launches Plane Simple Ka/Ku-band Antennas

    SatcomDirecttodaylaunchedanewtail-mountedsatcomantennasystemformidsizeandlargerbusinessjets.DubbedSDPlaneSimple,thesystemofferstwoantennavariants—oneeachforKu-orKa-bandfrequencies—buthasthesametwomodular,network-agnosticline-replaceableunits(LRUs)andwiring.   Thissystemsimplifies installationandprovidesaconnectivitysystem thatcanadapttofuturetechnologicaldevelopments,accordingtoSatcom Direct.SatcomDirectisdevelopingSDPlaneSimple’santennasinpartnershipwithGermany-basedQESTQuantenelektronischeSysteme.   TheKu-bandvariantisexpectedtobeSTC’dinearly2021,followedbytheKa-bandversionlaterthatyear.SatcomDirectsaidithasestablishedpartnershipswithInmarsatforJetConneX(Ka-band)servicedeliveryandIntelsatforFlexExec(Ku-band)forSDPlaneSimple.   Supportwillalsobestreamlinedandenhancedwiththenewantennasystem,itsaid.“Untilnow,customersmayhavehadtocontacttwoorthreecompaniestointegrateortroubleshoottheequipmentandservicesneededforconsistentconnectivity,”saidSatcomDirectfounderandCEOJimJensen.“NowwiththePlaneSimpleantennasaddedtotheSDportfolio,wecanrapidlypredictandrespondtoissuesbeforeorastheyoccur.”   Meanwhile,SatcomDirectcontinuestomakeprogressonanelectronicallysteered,fuselage-mountedphased-arrayantennaannouncedatNBAA-BACEinOctober.Thelightweight,low-profile,modularantenna,whichisalsobeingco-developedwithQEST,willdeliverhigh-speedconnectivityforaircraftassmallaslightjetsviaupcominglow-earth-orbitconstellationsscheduledtobeavailablein2022.   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonJuly8th-9th,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Feb 26,2020
  • Honeywell Offers Synthetic Vision For AW139s

    LeonardoisupgradingtheavionicsonnewAW139mediumtwinhelicopterstotheHoneywellPrimusEpic2.0Phase8thatincludestheSmartViewsyntheticvisionsystem.SmartViewisusabledowntohoverandcanfacilitatenine-degreedescentstolanding,includingoilrigapproaches.   Phase8alsofeaturesamoreuser-friendlyiNavmap,animprovedcursorcontroldevicethatspeedsmapmanipulationandmenunavigation,andwirelesshigh-speeddataloading.Thenavigationsystemistrack-basedandfollowstheactualpathofthehelicopterwhileaccountingforwindandotherenvironmentalfactors.   "WiththeEpic2.0Phase8upgrade,AW139pilotswillnotonlyreducethetimeandcostofsomeoperations,especiallythoseinweatherandaroundchallengingterrain,buttheywillalsoexperiencesomeofthebestsafetyfeaturesavailableanywhereinthehelicoptermarket,” saidHoneywell vicepresidentofcockpitsystemsMikeIngram.   ForthedevelopmentofChineseavionicssystem,AVIClaunchedtheaviationairborneindustryintegrationworkin2018,andgraduallysetuptherelevantdivisions.Uptonow,7divisionshavebeenestablished,initiallyforminganewmanagementstructure.Amongthem,CockpitSystemsDivisiontakestheairbornecockpitdisplaycontrolsystemspeciallyasthecore,andtakestheleadinintegratingthememberunitsofthesupplychainofthetraditionalcockpitdisplayandcontrolproducts.Centeringontheavionicscorepackagebusiness,itadoptsaprogressivestrategy,introducesthesupportingsupplychain,andgraduallyimprovesthecockpitsystemprofessionaltechnologyandbusinesspuzzle.   Underthisbackground,the9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldonJuly7th-8th,Shanghai.Atthattime,relevantleadersandexpertsofAVICwillattend,wehopeyougetwhatyouwantintheforum.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Feb 26,2020
  • INDRA Revolutionizes Air Traffic Control With An Artificial Intelligence Remote Tower

    Indra,isoneoftheleadingglobaltechnologyandconsultingcompanies,hasdevelopedarevolutionaryremotetowersolutionforaircontrol,whichoffersunprecedentedsafetyandefficiencylevelsduringlandingandtake-offthankstoitsuseofartificialintelligence.   Thenewsystemenablessavingsthatcanbeashighas50%,sinceiteliminatesexpensesrelatedtoconstructionofaphysicaltoweranditincreasesefficiencyandoperationaluse,mainlythroughworkloadbalancingin“multi-airport”systems.   Itisthefirstsolutionintheworldtoincorporateartificialintelligencefunctionstoexecutecriticalaircontrolprocesseswithoutanyneedforhumanintervention.   Morespecifically,thesystememploysadvancedDeepLearningarchitecturesthathavebeentrainedtocarryoutmultipleoperativetasksthroughautonomousmachinevision.   Itiscapableofdetectinganyoperationalanomaliesintheaircraft’sconfigurationtoreportthemtotheoperator.If,forexample,theplane’slandinggearisnotdeployedorifitsflapsarenotproperlyopenbeforetake-off,thecontrollerisalertedimmediately.   Inthesameway,thesystemcanidentifyandfollowanymovingaircraft,vehicleorpersonautonomously.Itmonitorstheareasofgreaterinterestmoreclosely,alertingtothepresenceofunauthorizedvehicles,people,animals,birds,andevendronesthatmayrepresentasecurityrisk.   Indra’sremotetowersolutioniscomplementedbythecompany’sARMSanti-dronesystem,whichcanselectivelyneutralizeanyUAV.ThissolutionhasbeenimplementedtoavoidanyrecurrenceofsituationssuchastheonesinDecember2018inGatwickandHeathrow.   Intermsofvisualcapability,Indra'snewremotevirtualtoweruses4Kcameras,whichprovidethemaximumimagequalityandhavehighqualitynightvision.   Intermsofusability,thesolutionisintegratedwithmultipleexternalsystemswhichprovidethecontrollerwithrelevantinformationdirectlyonthepanoramicscreen,correlatingitwiththeactiveaircraftortheonebeingobserved.Thisway,theoperatordoesnotneedtotakehiseyesoffofwhatishappeningintheairorontheapron.   Bydevelopingthissolution,Indrahasovercomethecurrentremotetowersystemphilosophy,-whichcenteraroundreplicatingthephysicaltowerexperience,-andinsteadhasexploredanewoperationalparadigm,whereartificialintelligenceworkshandinhandwithpeople.   Theworld’sfirstremotelymanagedlanding ThenewsolutionarisesastheresultofIndra’slongaccumulatedexperienceindevelopingthesesolutions.   Forthefirsttimeinthehistoryofaviation,thecompany,-togetherwithAvinor,theNorwegiannavigationservicessupplier,andtheKongsbergcompany-hasmadeitpossibleforacommercialaircrafttolandatanairportwiththehelpofcontrollerswhowerehundredsofkilometersaway.   ThismilestonewasachievedonOctober19,whenapassengerplanerequestedpermissiontolandatRostIslandairportfromtheBodocontroltower,whichislocatedonNorway’smainland.   Thecontrollerssupervisedthelandingmaneuverandremotelyprovidedtheinstructionstolandsafely.   ItisexpectedthatBodo’sremotetowerwillprogressivelytakecontrolofupto15airportsinthecomingmonths.Atalaterstage,itcouldevenmanageupto36ofthecountry’s46airports.   Theexperienceacquiredinthisproject,incombinationwiththecompany’sR&DworkwithinEuropeanprogramssuchasSesar,arethebasisforconsolidatingIndra’ssuccessindevelopingthemarket’smostadvancedremotevirtualtowersolution.   IndraAirSolutions Indraistheonlycompanyintheworldcapableofdeliveringanintegratedresponse,withitsownstate-of-the-arttechnology,tothechallengesposedbythesustainedriseinairtrafficacrosstheglobe.   UnderthebrandofIndraAirSolutions,allitsbusinesslineshavebeengroupedtogethertoprovideaflightmanagementsolutionfromthemomenttheaircraftstartstomovearoundtheairportuntilitlandsatitsdestination,whichconsistsof:AirAutomation,AirCommunication,AirNavigation,AirSurveillance,AirInformation,andAirDrones.    Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonJuly23rd-24th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Feb 26,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Begins Building Giant Fans

    TheUltraFan’s140-inchdiameterfansetwillbethelargestyetbuilt.(Photo:Rolls-Royce)   UKaero-enginemanufacturerRolls-Royce(ChaletAC05,BoothN23)hassaidthatithasstartedbuildingthefanbladesforitsUltraFandemonstratorengineatitsBristoltechnologyhub.At140inches(3.56meters)diameter,thefansetwillbethelargestevermade.   Thebladesarecreatedthroughthebuild-upofhundredsoflayersofcarbon-fibermaterialspre-filledwithresin,whicharethenheat-andpressure-treated.Athintitaniumleadingedgeisfittedforprotectionagainstforeignobjectdamage,erosion,andbirdstrikes.ThistechnologyhasalreadybeentestedontheAdvancedLow-PressureSystemdevelopmentengine—apartnershipwithCleanSky,InnovateUK,BEIS,ATI,ITPAero,andGKN—andinflightonRolls-Royce'sBoeing747flyingtestbed.   UltraFanisaprojecttodemonstratearangeoftechnologiesandnewmaterialsthatcansignificantlyimproveefficiencybyreducingfuel-burnofjetlinerengines,whichalsohasabeneficialeffectonemissions.Thenewcompositefanbladesandfancasewouldreduceweightonatypicaltwin-enginedairlinerby1,540pounds(700kg),andtheprojectaimstodelivera25percentreductioninfuel-burncomparedtofirst-generationRolls-RoyceTrentengines.   TheUltraFanprogramisultimatelyintendedtoproduceafamilyofscalableengineswiththrustratingsbetween25,000and100,000pounds.Groundtestsofthetechnologydemonstratorareduetobeginin2021,andRolls-Roycehopestohaveproductionenginesavailabletowardstheendofthe2020s.   Compositematerialsareusedmoreandmorewidelyinthemanufactureofaero-engine,amongwhichbladeisoneofthemostimportantpartsoengine,andcompositematerialsarealsotheconcernofeachOEM.Atpresent,thegapindomesticmanufacturingcapacityisgraduallynarrowing,andamajorbreakthroughhasbeenmadeintheresearchanddevelopmentofsinglecrystalblade.   Underthisbackground,the5th CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheld,therewillbethemostauthoritativeexpertsandcompaniesintheindustry,wehopeyoutoparticipateandshare.   ClickHeretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouhwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Feb 26,2020
  • Statement of 2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress

    Feb 20,2020
  • OneWeb Sets Launch Date For High-speed Broadband Network

    Globalcommunicationscompany,OneWebhas confirmedthatitsupcominglaunchof34satelliteshasbeenscheduledforThursday6Februaryat21:42(GMT)/Friday7February02:42(localtime),fromtheSoyuzLaunchComplexatBaikonurCosmodromeinKazakhstan. Thiseventmarksthestartofaregularlaunchcampaigntakingplaceduring2020thatwillrapidlygrowOneWeb’sfirst-phaseconstellationof648satellitesandrepresentsoneofthelargestciviliansatellitelaunchcampaignsinhistory.EachsatellitewillbeanintegralpartoftheOneWebhigh-speedglobalsatellitebroadbandnetwork,andtogethertheywillactivateOneWeb’sfirstcustomerdemosbytheendof2020toprovidefullcommercialglobalservices,with aviation,aswellassectorssuchasmaritime,governmentandenterprisefollowingin2021.   Inthisfirstlaunchof2020,34satelliteswillbeaboardaSoyuzlaunchvehicle.Launchserviceprovider,Arianespacewillperformthelaunch,whichwillplacethesatellitesintoanearpolarorbitataninitialaltitudeof450km(280miles)fromwheretheywillrisetotheirfinalorbitof1,200km(746miles)andformpartofOneWeb’sglobalcommunicationsnetwork.AllthesatellitesaremanufacturedbyOneWebSatellites,ajointventurebetweenOneWebandAirbusDefenceandSpace.   OneWebhaschosenthetheme SpaceforEveryone forthefirsteventinits2020launchprogramme,todemonstratehowspaceisbecomingmorerelevanttoeverydaylifeasanimportantsourceofconnectivity.   Underthisbackground,the 2nd ConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020 willbeheldon April22nd -23rd ,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Feb 13,2020
  • Raytheon Sees MARS, STARS as Enablers to App-based Future for U.S. Air Traffic

    RaytheonseekstotransitionthetechnologyusedbyairtrafficcontrollerstotrackaircraftinU.S.terminalairspacetoamoresoftware-basedsystemthatcanbecontinuouslyupgraded,usingapplicationupdatesinsteadofhardwarereplacement—similartomodernsmartphones.   InJanuary,RaytheonwasselectedbytheFederalAviationAdministration(FAA)toimproveusabilityandreduceoperationalcostsfortheexistingStandardTerminalAutomationSystem(STARS),acommandandcontrolsystemthatprovidestheintegrationofflightplandataandaircraftsurveillanceforTerminalRadarApproachControl(TRACON)facilities.Throughthatupdate,andanotherplatformdesignedtoprovidecontrollerswithsurveillanceofunmannedaircraftsystems,theMulti-platformATCRe-hostingSolution(MARS),Raytheonwantstousesoftwareapplicationsastheprimarywayitintroducesnewfunctionalitytocontrollersinthefuture.   STARS STARSisusedbyairtrafficcontrollersacrosstheU.S.toprovideaircraftspacingandsequencingguidanceformorethan40,000departingandarrivingaircraftinterminalairspacedailyatmorethan600civilianandmilitaryairports.Ithasbeendeployedatall11oftheTRACONfacilitieslocatedthroughouttheNationalAirspaceSystem(NAS).   Now,Raytheonisfocusedonshiftingthisembeddedarchitecturetoamoresoftware-basedsystem.ThegoalistoestablishasinglenationalsoftwareandhardwarebaselineforSTARSuseatallTRACONs.   “Thenewimprovementsarenotnecessarilygoingtointroduceanewgraphicaluserinterface,butwillbringmoreefficiencytothewaycontrollersmanageairtraffic,"JackieDent,softwareandsystemsmanagerfortheSTARSprogramatRaytheon,told AvionicsInternational."Today,everythingisaserialhardwareinputandcontrollershaveuptofivetosixdifferentdisplaystomonitor.OurgoalistoupgradeSTARStoasystemwhereyoucanintegratenewcontrollertoolsasanappwithoutchangingwhattheydotodaytoodrastically."   STARSisdesignedtointegratebothradardataandflightinformationintothedisplaysusedbycontrollers.ThedisplaysalsoreceiveandprocessweatherreportsandotherinformationfromterminalsandothersensorsdeployedthroughouttheNAS,identifyinginformationbycolorsalongsidetheactualairtraffictohelpguideaircraftaroundbadweather.   Bymid-2020,Raytheon'sgoalistohaveSTARSmanagedbyasinglenationalsoftwareandhardwarebaseline.ChrisRogers,Raytheon’sprogrammanagerforSTARS,saidthesoftwareupdatesarephasedinonelocationatatime,providingcontrollerswiththeopportunitytocontinuemanagingexistingairtrafficwhiletestingoutnewfeaturesbeforeusingthemoperationally.   “Oneoftheadvantagestohavingacommonbaselineofsoftwareisthatwecanreleaseupdatesateachindividualpositionandlocationsothatyoucangoliveonnewfeaturesonasitebysitebasiswheneachisdeemedready,”Rogerstold Avionics.   RogerssaidthelatestselectionbytheFAAwouldnotbethelasttimeRaytheonintroducesnewupdatestoSTARSeither,asupdateswillcontinueasneededwellintothefuture.   “TherewillbeacontinualevolutionofSTARSforatleastthenext10years,andprobablywellbeyondthat,"Rogerssaid."Wewillcontinuetointroducenewenhancementsdesignedtodrivedowncosts.It’snotlikewehaveasetof50requirementstodaythatareallgoingtobedonesixyearsfromnow.Thisisanevolutionaryprocess."   MARS WhiletheSTARStechnologyisakeyenablertoenhancingthewaycontrollersmanagedtraditionalfixedandrotarywingairtraffic,theMulti-platformATCRe-hostingSolution(MARS)wasdevelopedbyRaytheontoaccommodatenewentrantscomingintocontrolledairspace,includingcommerciallyoperateddronesandeventuallyelectricverticaltakeoffandlanding(eVTOL)airtaxis.   RaytheondescribesMARSasaprototypeworkstationthatithasstartedshowingtoairtrafficcontrollersforfeedbackatindustrytradeshows,suchastheannualAirTrafficControllersAssociation(ATCA)conferenceandexhibition.Theprototypeincludesa43-inchtouchscreenmonitorthatisdesignedtoturnthecurrentvoicerecordingandswitchingsystems,airportsurfacedetectionsystemalerts,weatherdisplayandelectronicflightstripscomponentsusedbycontrollersintosoftware-basedairtrafficapplicationsthatcanbecontinuouslyupgraded.   “MARSissystemagnostic,itwillintroduceanewdisplaytoairtrafficcontrollersthatwouldallowthemtocontinueusingtheirexistingkeyboardsortostartusingatabletasavirtualkeyboard,”saidDent.   TheprototypeisalsodesignedtoextendthesurveillanceavailabletocontrollersbeyondwhatSTARSisprovidingtoday,whichislimitedtoterminalairspace,orwithin60milesofanairport.NotonlywillMARSbeabletoincorporatedataaboutflightswithinenrouteandoceanicairspace,butitwillalsointegrateinformationaboutnewairspaceentrants.   OnewaythattheinformationaboutnewairspaceentrantswillbeintegratedintotheMARSplatformisthroughapartnershipRaytheonestablishedwithAirMaplastyear.AirMap,aproviderof“airspaceintelligence”forunmannedaircraftoperations,usesanopenplatformofapplicationprogrammableinterfaces(APIs)andsoftwaredevelopmentkits(SDKs)toconnectthemovementsofunmannedaircraftasdatafeedsintoairnavigationserviceproviders’legacyandfutureinfrastructure.Moreover,thecompany’splatformisalignedwithfutureunmannedtrafficmanagement(UTM)initiativesdevelopinggloballythatcanhelptosafelyintegratecommerciallyoperateddronesandeventuallyairtaxisintocontrolledairspace.   AirMap’stechnologyhasalreadybeendeployedintheCzechRepublic,JapanandSwitzerland.Estonia’sANSPalso hiredthecompanyasaconsultant inDecemberonestablishinganewUTMconceptofoperations.   “AirMapisoneprovideramongmanyothercompanieswithsimilarcapabilitiesthatcanshowinrealtimewhatishappeningwithdronesthroughouttheairspace,"saidDent."Whatwe’vedoneistodevelopadashboardsothatacontrollercanselectaregionandunderstandwithinsecondswheredronesareinthatparticularregionandwhatconflictstheycanpotentiallypresenttootherairtraffic."   Rightnow,Raytheon’sfocusisonhowtheycanintegratedatafromAirMapandotherunmannedserviceprovidersintoMARSforcontrollersintheUnitedStates.AccordingtoDent,they’recurrentlyintalkswithothercountriesthatarealreadyusingAirMap’sdatatodevelopastrategyandadvancetheirMARSprototypefurthertowardfutureapplications.   “TheU.S.isalittlebehindsomeothercountriesonUTMbecauseourairspaceissomuchbiggerandmorecomplicated,”Rogerssaid.“We’retryingtolookatwhatothercountrieshavedone,lessonslearnedandwecanextrapolatethoseforincorporationintotheUS,we’retryingtobemoreofathoughtleaderonwhatispossiblefromasafetyandefficiencyperspective,ratherthannecessarilytryingtodevelopasolutionthatfitsasmallsegmentofthemarket.”   Underthisbackground,the 2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldon April14th -15th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedby AirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Feb 13,2020
  • Embraer Phenom 300E Gets Upgraded Avionics, Engine Thrust Increase

    EmbraerhasintroducedaseriesofavionicsupgradestoitsPhenom300Ebusinessjet,alongwithanincreaseinenginethrustthatallowedittobecomebusinessaviation'sfirstsinglepilotjettoachieveMach0.80.Photo:EmbraerExecutiveJets   EmbraerhasaddedaseriesofnewavionicsandinteriorcabinupgradestoitsPhenom300Elightjet,whilealsoconfirminganincreaseinspeedobservedduringarecentflighttestoftheaircraft.   AccordingtoEmbraer,thePhenom300EachievedMach0.80duringarecentflight-testingcampaign,whichwasenabledbyasoftwaremodificationtotheaircraft’sPratt&WhitneyPW535Efullauthoritydigitalenginecontrol(FADEC)resultinginanincreasedthrustof118lbfperengine,whichhasbeenrenamedthePW535E1.TheFADECsoftwareupgradewascoupledwithanumberofupdatestothePhenom300’scommunication,navigationandsurveillancecapabilitiesledbynewlinereplaceableunits,anewweatherradarantennaandGarmin’sG3000integratedflightdeck.   Newfunctionalityenabledbytheavionicsupgradesincludethefollowing: l ADS-BIn l CoupledGo-Around l DisplayofVORBearing l EnhancedHIS l FAADataComm(CPDLCinthecontinentalUnitedStates) l GarminFlightCharts l GraphicalWeightandBalance l MFDNavigationBarNewParameters l StabilizedApproach l Embraeralsoincorporatedanewrunwayoverrunawarenessandalertingsystem(ROASS)thatincludesanapproachandlandingassistant.   “EmbraerhaspatentedthistechnologyandisthefirstOEMinbusinessaviationtodevelopandcertifyit,”AlvadiSerpa,directorofproductstrategyforEmbraerExecutiveJets,toldAvionicsInternational.   ThePhenom300E’stechnologyrefreshalsoincludesanewconnectivitypackageenabledbyGogo’s4Gairtogroundconnectivitysystem,AVANCEL5.GogodescribesAVANCEasitssmartroutertechnologyfeaturingnetworkmanagement,cloud-basedservicesupportandsmartphonetextandtalkcapabilities.   Phenom300Eoperatorscanselectthetechnologyasanoptionalupgrade,whichrequirestheinstallationofthemulti-functionL5boxthatmanagestheuseofGogo’snetworkontheaircraft,providingin-flightdata,voice,movingmapsandentertainmentapplicationstothecabin.   “Twonewcellularantennasarealsorequiredforground-based3g/4gconnections,whicharefunctionalinmorethan100countries.Andtwonewdual-directionalATGantennasarerequiredformorereliableperformanceinthecontinentalUSandpartsofAlaskaandCanada,”Serpasaid.   Aspartoftheupgradepackage,EmbraerisalsonowmakingtheBossaNovaEditioninterior– firstfeaturedonthePraetor500/600sthatEmbraerdebutedin2018–asanewcabinoptionforPhenom300operators.Theinteriorfeaturescarbonfibermaterialsandpiano-blackcoloring,thathasalsohelpedtoreduceoverallin-flightcabinnoise.   PhenombusinessjetswereoneoftheaircrafttypesthatEmbraersaiditwastargetingforfly-by-wireupgradesduringaninterviewwithAvionicsInternationalattheannualNationalBusinessAviationAssociation(NBAA)conferenceinOctober.Duringtheevent,FlexjetLLCplacedanorderforacombinationofupto64Praetor500/600andPhenom300s.   “DespitethePhenom300’sextraordinarysuccessinthepastdecade,ourteamofvisionariesisalwaysstrivingtodelivertheultimateexperiencetoourcustomers,whichmeanstakinganindustry-leadingaircraftandmakingitevenbetter,fasterandsafer,”EmbraerExecutiveJetsCEOMichaelAmalfitanosaidinastatementpublishedbyEmbraer.   DeliveriesoftheupgradedPhenom300EsaresettobegininMay2020.   DuetotherapiddevelopmentoftheInternet,theavionicssystemofcivilaircraftisalsobeingrapidlyupgrade.ThesuccessfultestflightsandalargenumberofordersofdomesticlargeaircraftalsoindicatethattheChinesecivilaviationindustryhasagrowingdemandforavionicssystemquantityandtechnology.   Underthebackground,the9th CivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldonApril21st -22nd inShanghai.Ifyouareinterestedin,wewelcomeyourpresence.   Click here toregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc

    Feb 13,2020
  • Trent Engine Marks Silver Anniversary

    Rolls-Royce'sTrenthigh-bypassturbofanengineis25yearsoldandthemost-recentTrentXWB(TXWB)iterationisthelatestvariant."Wecannotsayitisthelast,aswedonotknowwhatopportunitiesmayarise,"thecompanytoldAINnews.   WhatRolls-Royce(ChaletN23)callsa"globalaviationsuccessstory"beganinApril1987whenthecompanyreturnedtoprivatehandsfromstateownershipwithaminusculeshareofthewidebody-enginemarket.Itembarkedonaprogramtobuildpowerplantsforalllarge-airlinerprograms.   UsingRB211three-shaftarchitecture—whosehigh-,intermediate-,andlow-pressuresystemscouldbeindividuallyscaledaroundacommoncore—itdevelopedtheTrentfamilythatwaslaunchedatthe1988FarnboroughAirshow.OnFebruary28,Rolls-Roycecelebratesaquarter-centurysincedeliveringthefirstTrent700s(T700s),whichenteredservicepoweringaCathayPacificAirwaysAirbusA330some25dayslater.   Today,thefamiliarmarquecomprisessevenvariants:Trent500(T500),T700,800(T800),900(T900),1000(T1000),TXWB,and7000(T7000),withRolls-Royceclaimingeachhasbeenthemarketleaderonitsdesignatedaircraftand/orfirstintoserviceonthataircraft.Itsaysthat25yearsdoesnotrepresent"evenhalf"theeventualstorybecauseTrentscontinueinproductiontomeetdemandandwillbeinservicefordecades.   Rolls-Roycecivil-aerospacepresidentChrisCholertonacknowledgeschallengesalongtheway,saying"Weareabsolutely[committed]todealingwithanyissuestoensuretheTrentfamilyremainsanoutstandingproduct."Nevertheless,with"thousandsmoreTrentengines[inbacklog]forthecomingdecade,"thecompanyispreparingforthefuturethroughplannedUltraFangeared-engineandelectrificationprojects.   Tomeet"ever-greaterdemand"formaintenanceservice,Rolls-Royceisincreasingitsservicenetwork,includingauthorizedmaintenanceandcustomer-servicecenterpartners.Thecompanyisdevelopingnewinspectiontechniquesandisinvestinginnewfacilitiestofurtherimproveenginethroughput.   Theplanned7,500-sq-mTestbed80atitsDerby(UK)headquarterswillrunTrentenginesthisyearandtheUltraFandemonstratorwillstartground-testingtherein2021.UltraFandevelopmentplans,includinga25percentimprovementinfuelconsumptionovertheveryfirstTrents,aimforserviceavailability"towardstheendofthisdecade."   TheTrentfamilyhaslogged145millionengineflight-hours,currentlyserveswith132customers,andhasmadethemanufacturerintoacompanywithan8percentwidebody-marketsharetoonethatpowersalmosthalfoftheglobaltwin-aislefleet.   Overtheyears,Rolls-Roycehasdevelopedafamilyofcontinuouslyimprovedengines,withcommonarchitecturepermittingnewtechnologytoflowintomaturevariantsfromlatermodelstoenhanceperformancethroughretrospectiveupgrades.   NotthatRolls-Royceisrestingonitslaurels:acurrentefforttowardstheUltraFanhasitsrootsearlyinthepastdecadewhenworkbeganonaTrent-replacementfamily.Aslongagoas2013,then-Rolls-RoyceresearchandtechnologydirectorRicParkerdiscussedpotentialdevelopments,includingtheRB3039,aconceptthatwouldbe“quiteradicallydifferent”fromtheRB3025.Atthetime,theRB3039wasRolls-Royce'smostpowerfulturbofanonofferfortheBoeing777Xandseenwiththepotentialtoenterserviceby2015.   Theroutetothenowestablishedseven-strongTrentfamilyismarkedbysteppingstonesthatillustratetheengine'sevolutionandcross-fertilizationofcomplementaryideas.TheTrentwasderivedfromtheRB211(developedfortheLockheedL-1011TriStar,theinitialTrent600havingbeenbasedontheRB211-524L).   FeedbackfromtheT700providedupgradesfortheRB211-535andmucholder-524G/Hs.Inturn,theT700benefittedfromT800andT1000development,T900technologywasappliedtotheT500,andthelatestTXWBhasfedtheT1000.   Initially,theT600wastohavepoweredBritishCaledonianandAirEuropeMcDonnellDouglasMD-11s,butthevariantwasdowngradedtodemonstratorstatusafterbothairlinescollapsed.New-enginedevelopmentswitchedtotheT680andmore-powerfulT720,whichwasthefirsttrueTrentandfirstraninAugust1990thenwascertificatedinJanuary1994.   Inthelate1980s,Rolls-RoyceproposedtheT760whenBoeingwasexploringalarger767variantthateventuallymorphedintothe777.Amongother"Trentsthatneverwere"istheT8104,agrowthvariantbuiltforthelonger-range777-200LRand300ERandsubsequentlyscaleduptothe117,000-pound-thrustT8115.Rolls-RoycewithdrewthatenginewhenBoeingrequesteditsharetherisk,andtheT8104becameademonstratorengineandcontributedtechnologytothelaterT1000.   AT500replacementengine,knownunofficiallyastheT1500,wasproposedtoenhancetheAirbusA340-500/600beforethatmodelwasusurpedbytheA350.FortheA350XWB,Rolls-Royceinitiallyconsideredaconventionalbleed-airT1000variant(dubbedT1700)withathrottle-pushto75,000poundsofthrust.   Rolls-Royce hasbeenworkingwithChinainaviationforalongtimeandmadeanoffertoChinafortheselectionoftheCR929engine.   China’saviationindustrymarketshareintheinternationalmarketisgrowing,Chinawillbecometheworld’slargestaviationmarketinthenextdecade,sothedemandforaeroengineisself-evident.   Underthisbackground,the5th CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheld,professionalpresentation,authoritativeguestlineup,willhelpyoutodoabetterunderstandingofChina’saviationmarket,wewelcomeyourattending.   Clickheretoregisteryourinterestsorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc

    Feb 13,2020
  • Airbus Uses Image Recognition For Automatic Take-off

    Look,nohands.Airbusdemonstratesthefirstfullyautomaticvision-basedtake-off.Photo:Airbus   Airbushassuccessfullytestedthefirstautomatedtake-offusingimagerecognitiontechnologyratherthananinstrumentlandingsystem.   The“vision-basedtake-off”tookplaceatToulouse-BlagnacairportinFranceinDecemberwithacrewcomprisingtwopilotsandtestengineers.   Itwasanimportantmilestoneintheuseofimagerecognitiontechnologytoallowaircrafttonavigateanddetectobstaclesduringtake-off,taxi,approachandlanding.   TheAirbustestaircraftconductedatotalofeighttake-offsoveraperiodoffourandahalfhoursaspartofawiderAutonomousTaxi,Take-Off&LandingProjectlaunchedin2018tounderstandtheimpactofautonomoustechnologiesinaircraft.   AirbustestpilotCapt.YannBeaufilssaidtheaircraftperformedasexpectedduringthetests.   “Whilecompletingalignmentontherunway,waitingforclearancefromairtrafficcontrol,weengagedtheauto-pilot,”hesaid.   “Wemovedthethrottleleverstothetake-offsettingandwemonitoredtheaircraft.   “Itstartedtomoveandaccelerateautomaticallymaintainingtherunwaycenterline,attheexactrotationspeedasenteredinthesystem.Thenoseoftheaircraftbegantoliftupautomaticallytotaketheexpectedtake-offpitchvalueandafewsecondslaterwewereairborne.”   Thenextstepsintheprojectwillseeautomaticvision-basedtaxiandlandingsequencestakingplacebymid-2020.   However,thecompanysaysitisnottargetingautonomousaircraftpersebutratherexploringautonomoustechnologiesalongsideotherinnovationsinareassuchasmaterials,electrificationandconnectivity.   “Bydoingso,Airbusisabletoanalyzethepotentialofthesetechnologiesinaddressingthekeyindustrialchallengesoftomorrow,includingimprovingairtrafficmanagement,addressingpilotshortagesandenhancingfutureoperations,’’itsaid.   “Atthesametime,Airbusisleveragingtheseopportunitiestofurtherimproveaircraftsafetywhileensuringtoday’sunprecedentedlevelsaremaintained.   TheEuropeanmanufacturersaidpilotswouldremain“attheheartofoperations”andthenewtechnologieswillenablethemtofocuslessonaircraftoperationandmoreonstrategicdecision-makingandmissionmanagement.   AirbusrivalBoeingisalsolookingatautonomousaircrafttechnologyandhasraisedtheprospectofsingle-pilotcargoaircraft.   However,itnoteditwastobe“acoupleofdecades”beforepassengerscouldbepersuadedtotakeasingle-pilotjet,letaloneonethatfliesitself.   Withtherapiddevelopmentofcivilaviationandcargo,thedemandforaircraftinvariouscountriescontinuestogrow,andthedevelopmentofavionicstechnologymakesthetechnologyofsolopolotandatutomaticpilotbecomeareality.Allkindsofnewtechnologieswillcontinuouslyreducetheoperatingcostofaircraftandimproveflightsafety.   Underthisbackground,the9th CivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldinShanghai cityonthecoming April21st -22nd ,atthattime,industryexpertswillexchangeanddiscusstheapplicationstatusanddevelopmenttrendofavionicssystem.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 20,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Plans 'Smooth' Pearl 15 Ramp Up

    FAAcertificationofRolls-Royce'snewPearl15turbofanfollowscertificationbytheEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgencyandTransportCanada.(Photo:Rolls-Royce)   Rolls-RoyceisreadytoproceedwithproductionofitsnewPearl15turbofanthatpowersBombardier’snewGlobal 6500 and5500twinjetsfollowingFAAcertificationoftheengineonDecember20,markingamajormilestoneforRolls-Royce’sPearlfamily.ThisfamilyalsoincludesthePearl700thatwillpowerGulfstream’snewG700,plansofwhichwereunveiledatNBAA-BACEinOctober.   “WehavecompletedallthepreparationsforourmanufacturingprocessestosupportBombardier’sproductionratesandournew24/7BusinessAviationAvailabilityCentreisreadytosupportthePearl15’ssmoothentryintoservice,”Rolls-RoycespokesmanStefanWriegetold AIN today.“ThePearl15productionlinehasbeensetupandengineswillbeassembledinparalleltotheBR710sandBR725sinDahlewitz,Germany.”   FAAcertificationofthePearl15,designatedasBR700-710D5-21,buildsuponcertificationtheenginehasalreadyreceivedfromtheEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgencyandTransportCanada.DevelopedattheRolls-RoyceCentreofExcellenceforBusinessAviationenginesinDahlewitzwhereRolls-Royceemploysmorethan3,000workers,thePearl15featuresthesamenacelleenvelopeasitspredecessor,theBR710,butismorepowerfulwithamaximumcertifiedthrustof15,250poundsandupto7percentbetterfuelburn.Italsoisquieterby2decibelsandshowsa20percentimprovementinnitrogenoxideemissions.   ThePearlalsocomesequippedwithanew-generationenginehealthmonitoringsystemwithadvancedvibrationdetection,remoteenginediagnostics,andbi-directionalcommunicationsthatallowforeasyremotereconfigurationofengine-monitoringfeaturesfromtheground.   Toreducefuelconsumption,reduceenginenoiseandreducepollutantemissionhasbeenthedirectionofeffortsofaeroenginemanufacturesandOEMs.StillisthedevelopmentdirectionofChinaaviationindustry.   Underthisbackground,the5th CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheldinShanghaicityonthecomingMarch25th -26th ,andwillbeexchangedanddiscussedabout“CooperationInnovation&GreenDevelopment”.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 20,2020
  • OpsGroup Reports on International ADS-B Mandates

    Flight-planningfirmOpsGrouphaspublishedanupdatedlistofcurrentandupcomingADS-Bequipmentandoperationalmandates.Inadditiontothewell-publicizedJune7deadlineinEurope(see AIN’s“ComplianceCountdown”),OpsGroupreportedontheADS-BmandatesinSouthAfrica,NewZealand,SaudiArabia,andSriLanka.   SouthAfrica hassetApril1asitsdeadlineforaircraftoperatingunderIFRtohaveADS-Binstalled.ThesamestartingdateandequipmentrequirementswillapplytoIFRorVFRaircraftoperatinginClassA,B,C,andEairspace.   NewZealandisexpectedtoadoptitsproposaltomakeADS-BmandatoryforallaircraftincontrolledairspacebelowFL245startingonDec.31,2021.Ithasalsopublisheda detaileddescription oftheoperational,performance,andequipmentrequirements.   Saudi Arabia hasdelayedthestartofitsADS-BrequirementinClassAandBairspacetoJan.1,2021,accordingtoarecentNotam.OpsGroupsaidan earlierpublisheddocument describingtheequipageandoperationalrequirementsshowsJan.1,2020,astheoriginalstartingdate.   SriLankahasnotyetmandatedrequirements,thoughitstartedatrialADS-Bprogrammorethanfiveyearsago.InSeptember2014,thecountry’s CAAsaid ADS-BtrialoperationshadstartedinSriLankaairspace(ColomboFIR)and"willbefullyoperationalcoveringtheentireSriLankasovereignairspace.”   Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril14th-15th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 20,2020
  • ‘Digital Technology Pathway Payload’ to Launch in 2021

    OneWebandSatixFyUKhaveannouncedplanstoaddadigitaltechnologypathwaypayloadthatwillincludeafulldigitalpayloadintoOneWeb’slaunchscheduleduring2021.Thisnewsfollowsthelaunchof OneWeb’sfirstsatellitesin February2019,witha regularlaunchprogrammeduetobeginshortlywiththeaimofdeliveringglobalcommercialbroadbandservicesattheendof2021.   Accordingtothetwocompanies,thenewpayloadtechnologywillpavethewayforsatelliteswithahigherlevelofflexibilitytosupportpeaksindemandefficientlywithoutoversizingtheconstellation.   OneWebstatesthatthedigital-transparentpayloadwilldemonstratefull‘beamhopping’capabilityintheforwardandreturnlinks,andwillincludeanonboardprocessingsubsystemcapableofrunningindependentlinksontheUserandGatewaylinksonthegroundwithdifferentcapacities.Additionalfeaturesincludeanelectronicallysteeredmulti-beamantennawith‘truetimedelay’beam-forming,capableofpointingandswitchingmultiplebeamstomultipledirectionssimultaneously.   Accordingtothecompany,thiscombinationoffeaturesenables“significantlyhigher”throughputtodesignatedareaswithinsatellitecoverage,whilemeetingallnationalsecurityconcerns. Thesystemwilldynamicallyallocatemuchhighercapacitytoactiveareasthanareasthatdonotrequireasmuchbandwidthandarejustbeingscannedtogaugedemand.   Thebeam-hoppingcapabilityalsoenablesseamlesshandoverformobiledevices,betweenbeamsandsatellites.Anexamplewouldbeanaeroterminalforinflightconnectivity,abletooperateonbothLEOandGEOsimultaneouslyandmaintaining‘make-before-break’connectivitybetweentherisingandsettingsatellites.Maximumcapacitycanbedirectedfrommultiplesourcestohot-spotssuchasbusyairports.   AdvanceddiscussionsareinprogressforcollaborationandsupportfromtheEuropeanSpaceAgencyandtheUKSpaceAgency.   “Wehavedesignedseveralchipsetsacrossthefullsatellitevaluechain,includingterminals,payloadsandgateways,creatingafulleco-systembasedonourownsoftware,”saidYoelGatCEOoftheSatixFyGroup.“ThisnewOneWebsatellitewilldemonstrateallofthesecapabilities.”   “Thisleading-edgesatellitewillbefullyoperationalandisagreatopportunitytoshowcasewhatcanbedeliveredwithourpayloadtechnology,”addedMassimilianoLadovaz,CTOatOneWeb.“Theimprovedperformance,greaterefficiencyandtargetedcapacity,togetherwithsophisticatedgroundinfrastructure,putsusattheforefrontofLEOcommunicationsnetworkservices.”   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonApril22nd-23rd,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 20,2020
  • Garmin Updates G3X Touch And G5 Features For Certified Aircraft

    Garmin recentlyrolledoutfeaturesforcertifiedversionsofitsG3XTouchandG5electronicinstrumentsthathavebeenliveintheexperimentalworldforsometime.Inaddition,Garminhasnewapproveddisplayconfigurationsforthelarge-scaleG3XTouchscreenforproductionaircraft.    Thefirstnewfeatureiswirelessengine-datastreamingwhenthesystemisconnectedtotheengine-monitoringmodule.“Aircraftperformance,enginedataandanyexceedancesthatmayoccurareautomaticallystoredonanSDcardinthedisplay.Availableasanoption,pilotscanviewreal-timedetailedengineinformationfromG3XTouchwithintheGarminPilotapp,whichissentwirelesslyfromtheflightdisplaytotheapp.Engineinformationandflightdatalogs,aswellasexceedanceinformation,isalsoautomaticallysyncedwiththeflyGarminwebsiteforpost-flightanalysis,”accordingtoGarmin.    FortheG3XTouch,therearenewapprovedconfigurationsavailable.Theseincludetheabilitytoruntwin10.6-inchdisplays“configuredasaPrimaryFlightDisplay(PFD)ontheleftandMulti-functiondisplay(MFD)ontheright,withoptionalengineinformationdisplayedoneitherdisplay.”ThesmallerversionoftheG3XTouch,whichhasa7-inchscreen,canbeaddedtotherightsideofthepanel,andasmanyasthreeG3Xdisplayscanbeinstalledinanyoneaircraft.Finally,eithersizescreencanbeinstalledasastandaloneoptionwiththeoptionalenginemonitoring,whichmovesallthekeyflightandengineinstrumentsontoonedisplay.Garminsaysthisis“anaturaladditiontothousandsofaircraftthatalreadyhaveaG5electronicflightinstrumentinstalledinthepanel.”   GarminhasalsoreceivedapprovalforadditionalmodulesfortheG3XTouchincertifiedapplications.TheseincludetheGMA245RremoteaudiopanelandtheGTR20remotecomm.BotharecontrolledthroughtheG3Xdisplay.   Lastly,Garminhasapprovalforupdatestothesmall-form-factorG5instrumentthataddsanoutside-airsensorthatprovidesOATwhenflyingandcalculatesdensityaltitudewhentheaircraftisontheground.Thesechanges,whichweredebutedontheexperimentalversionlastyear,alsoincludenewdatafields,includingairtemperature,densityaltitude,winddirectionandspeed,headwindortailwindandtrueairspeed.   Chinacivilavionicsmarketisexpectedtoexceedonetrillionyuaninthenext20years.AccordingtothepredictionofCOMAC,basedonglobaleconomicgrowthof2.8%, theglobalRevenuePassengerKilometers(RPK)willincreaseatanaverageannualrateof4.4%overthenext20years. Delivery ofeachclass passengerjetswillreach43,013,valuedatabout$5,787.7billion.About5,255turbofanregionalaircraftwillbedelivered,worthmorethan$242.3billion;28,718single-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worth$2.83trillion;9,040double-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worthabout$2.72trillion.Chineseairlineswillreceive8,575newplanes,withamarketvalueofabout$1,210.4billion.If avionicssystemsaccountfor15%ofthetotalvalueofcivilaircraft,the China civilavionicsmarket willreachaboutus$181.6billion(1.23trillionyuan)inthenext20years.   Inrecentyears,Chinacontinuestopromotelargeaircraftmajorprojectsandvigorouslypushesthedevelopmentofdomesticcivilaircraftavionicssystemindustry.Inthefuture,withvastcivilaircraftavionicsmarket,domesticavionicsrelatedenterprisesarefacingunprecedenteddevelopmentopportunities.   Under this background, the 9th AnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldin Shanghai cityonthecoming April21st to22nd, focus on thesafetyandreliabilitydevelopmentofavionicssystem for civilaircraft   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 14,2020
  • Rolls-Royce Opens New Ccomposite Technology Facility in Bristol

    AnewRolls-RoycefacilityfordevelopingjetenginetechnologiesthatreduceemissionshasopenedinBristol,UK.   Thecompositetechnologyhubwilldevelopfanbladesandfancaseswhichsignificantlyreduceweightinajetengine,loweringfuelconsumptionandemissions.   ThefanbladesandfancasesbeingmadeatthefacilityareafeatureoftheRolls-RoyceUltraFanenginedemonstrator,anewenginedesignwhichwillreducefuelburnandCO2byatleast25%comparedtothefirstTrentengine.   Thenewfacilitywilluselow-energy,verylowemissionsprocessesandfeaturesstate-of-the-artautomatedmanufacturingmethodsandmaterials.Itwillmaximisetheuseofrawmaterials,reducingwaste.Rolls-Roycehaspledgedtoachievezeroemissionsatitsoperationsandfacilitiesby2030.   Rolls-Roycehasacrucialroleinthetransitiontoanetzerocarboneconomyandhasathree-partenvironmentalapproach:reducingtheimpactofexistingtechnologies;pioneeringelectrificationinaviation;andworkingwiththeindustrytoacceleratetheuseofsustainablefuels. AlanNewby,Rolls-Royce,director,AerospaceTechnologyandFutureProgrammessaid:“Thisincrediblenewfacilityexemplifiesourcommitmenttocreatingcleaner,moreefficientformsofpower.Ourhighly-skilledemployeeswillusethelatesttechnology,materialsandmanufacturingtechniquestodevelopcomponentsthatwillcontributetolighter,quieter,morepowerfuljetengineswithfeweremissions.”   Thefacilitywillfocusoncarbon-fibrecomposites,whichareusedintheaerospaceindustrytoreduceweightsignificantly.Thelighteranengineis,thelessfuelitburns,creatingfeweremissions.ARolls-Roycefansystemmadewithcarbon-fibrecompositescansavealmost700kgperaircraft,theequivalentofsevenpassengersandtheirluggage.   Thefanbladesaremadebymanufacturingtechniquesthatbuilduphundredsoflayersofcarbon-fibrematerials,pre-filledwithstate-of-the-arttoughness-enhancedresinmaterial.Heatandpressurearethenapplied,andeachbladeisfinishedwithathintitaniumleadingedge,whichoffersextremeprotectionagainsterosion,foreignobjectsandbirdstrikes.   FromJanuary,thefacilitywillbeginmakingfanbladesandcasesfortheUltraFandemonstratorengine.ThecompositesystemfortheUltraFanenginedemonstratoristakingshape,anddifferentpartshavecompletedaerodynamicperformance,bird-strike,containment,icingandwateringestiontests,aswellasgroundandflighttesting.   Rolls-Roycehasbeeninvolvedindevelopingcarbon-fibretechnologiesforseveraldecadesandalreadyusesthematerialforpartswithinitsengines.Thenewfacilitywilltakethistechnologytothenextlevel.   ItwillbenefitfrommanufacturingtechniquesthathavebeendevelopedinpartnershipwiththeNationalCompositesCentreinBristol,andresearchconductedattheRolls-RoyceUniversityTechnologyCentreattheUniversityofBristol,aswellasseveralotheruniversitiesandresearchcentresbasedintheUKandinEurope.   Thefacilityhassecured150jobsinBristol.Anexistingcompositemanufacturingtechnologyfacility,alongwitharound30employees,hasbeentransferredfromtheIsleofWight.   ThestatisticsfromFlightInternationalpredictsthatoverthenexttwodecades,42,800cargoandcivilianaircraftwillbedeliveredworldwide.Thismeansthatatleast86,599newengineswillbedeliveredintheglobalmarketby2035,andthenumberofactiveengineswillgrowfromthecurrent60,000toabout100,000.Withthenumberexpectedtojumpfrom28,500to61,000by2035,especiallyintheregionofAsiaPacific,whichisanticipatedtogrowwiththehighestCAGRduringtheforecastperiod.   The"MadeinChina2025"issuedbytheStateCouncilclearlyproposedto"establishanindustrialsystemfortheindependentdevelopmentofengines",andduringthe13thFive-YearPlanperiod,Chinalaunchedamajorspecialprojectforaviationenginesandgasturbines.Today,theChineseaviationindustrycontinuestoexertitsstrengthandisclosingthegapwithworld-classengines.Intheworldwidestage,thedevelopmentandbreakthroughofaircraftenginerequireswiderangeofsolutionsandmulti-disciplinarycollaborationofsuppliers,transnationaldiscussionandthegroundbreakingtechnologyexploitation.TherearestillsometechnicaldifficultiesthatChinaisfacingsuchasthetitaniumalloyorcompositematerialofaircraftengine,thewholeleafdiskmanufacturingandrepairtechnology,themanufacturingtechnologyofsingle-crystalhollowturbinebladeetc.Furthermore,therearesomeothertechnologywillalsobediscussedandappliedintheaviationenginedesignandmanufacturingsuchas3DPrinting,Digitaltwintechnology.   CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,basedonChinaNationalSpecialProjectofAeroEngine&GasTurbine,islocatedinShanghai,China.Thisforumaimstosupportaeroengineindustrydevelopmentthroughinformationexchangesandbusinesscooperation.Initiated byShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.,thisannualforumhasbeensuccessfullyheldinthepast fouryears.   The 5th AnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheldon March25th -26th,2020,inShanghai.   Register your interest or get in touch with marketing@galleon.cc for more details.

    Jan 14,2020
  • SmartSky Milestone Opens Up US$25m of Additional Funding

    SmartSkyNetworks,aninflightconnectivityproviderforaviation,haspassedanunspecified“importantnetworkdeploymentmilestone”onitswaytowardsbeginningcommercialoperationsduringQ22020.ThisachievementhasledtoSmartSkyreceivinganadditionalUS$25millionfromfundsmanagedbytheGlobalCreditOpportunitiesteamatBlackRock.   FundsmanagedbytheGlobalCreditOpportunitiesplatformatBlackRockpreviouslycommittedtoaUS$75millioncreditfacility,withUS$50milliondrawninitially.ThefinalUS$25millionwascontingentuponthecompanymaking“substantialprogress”ontheUSnationwidenetworkrollout,whichitachievedinlastNovember.   “SmartSkyhasconsistentlybeenabletoattractcapitalfromtopcompaniesbecausethereisstrongsupportforourtechnologyinaviationconnectivity,”saidHaynesGriffin,SmartSkychairmanandCEO.“WeappreciatethecontinuedconfidencefromarespectedandsophisticatedfirmsuchasBlackRock.”   SmartSky’sconnectivitynetworkisbasedonanovelsingle-beam-per-aircraftapproachusingproven4GLTEandemerging5Gtechnologies.Aftereightyearsofdevelopmentbackedbymorethan140patentsandover1,000hoursofflighttesting(includingbyaircraftowners,airlines,fleetmanagersandjournalists),SmartSky’snetworkisprogressingtowardsa2020launch.   “Customershaveahugepent-updemandforafullycapableairbornenetworkthatprovidesaphenomenal10xbetterexperienceintheskywhilealsoopeningsignificantpossibilitiesforadvancingaviationinmaintenance,environmental,operational,financial,andotherareas,”addedRyanStone,SmartSkypresident.   SmartSkyisalsoimplementingSkytelligence,adigitalsolutionsplatformthatenablesadvancedapplicationsandservices.Forexample,SmartSkyrecentlyannouncedthatSkytelligenceservicessupportitscollaborationwiththeIATA’scrowdsourcedefforttomitigateandavoidturbulenceinrealtimeacrosstheskies.Theresultsareexpectedtolowerturbulence-relatedinjuries,providesmootherflights,andsavecostlyaircraftrepairsforbothbusinessandcommercialaviation.   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonApril22nd-23rd,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 10,2020
  • Eurocontrol Forms New Partnership With SDA to Drive Modernisation and Digitalisation of European Air Traffic Management

    MembersoftheSESARDeploymentAlliance–AirspaceUsers,Airports,AirNavigationServiceProviders–andtheEUROCONTROLNetworkManagerhavetodaysubmittedajointlettertotheEuropeanCommissionproposingtoformanewpartnershiptomanagethemodernisation&digitalisationofasustainableEuropeanAirTrafficManagement(ATM)system.   “IamdelightedtohavesignedalettertoDGMOVEproposingthisnewpartnershipbetweenEUROCONTROLandthemembersoftheSESARDeploymentAlliance.Withanongoingcapacitycrunchcausingairtrafficflowmanagementdelaysthatare53%abovethoseof2017,itiscrucialtoacceleratethedeploymentofnewtechnologiesthatcanmoderniseanddigitaliseairtrafficmanagement.Thispartnershipistherightwayforwardtoenableustodothat,” saidEamonnBrennan,DirectorGeneralofEUROCONTROL.   TheEuropeanCommissionisexpectedtolaunchaCallforProposalinthefirsthalfof2020toputinplaceanewpartnershipforDeploymentasof1January2021.   “Whileprogressmonitoringshowsthat72%ofwhatisrequiredbytheCommissionImplementingRegulationonPilotCommonProjectsisalreadycompletedorongoing,furthersignificantinvestmentsareneededtoacceleratetheairtrafficmanagementmodernisationanddigitalisation.Thisthenewpartnershipwillensurestakeholdersbuy-inandstrongprogrammemanagementtotimelydeliverasustainableEuropeanATM,” saidRobertaNeri,ChiefExecutiveOfficerofENAVandChairpersonoftheA6SteeringBoard.   MembersoftheSESARDeploymentAlliance(SDA)andtheEUROCONTROLNetworkManagerbelievethattogethertheywillbeinthebestpositiontodriveforwardthetranslationoftheSESARvisionintoimplementation.   “BuildingonthedeploymentmomentumalreadyachievedbytheexistingSDAmembers,andaddingtheexpertisefromtheEUROCONTROLNetworkManager,thenewpartnershiphasthepotentialtoensureanefficientandeffective,operationally-ledandperformance-basedapproachatapan-Europeannetworklevel,” saidKlausFroeseofLufthansa.   “IamthrilledthatACIEUROPEwillcontinuetocoordinatetheengagementandparticipationofEurope’sairportstothedeploymentofSESAR.Overthepast5years,airportshaveinvestedseveralhundredmillionsofeurostogetbetterintegratedintotheATMnetworkthroughinnovativedigitalprocesses&technologies.GoingforwardwiththenextstageoftheSESARDeploymentManageriscrucialtokeepmodernisingtheEuropeanaviationsystem.Thisisaboutachievingtheefficiencygainsthatwillallowustoimprovethepassengers’experienceandthesustainabilityofouroperations,”saidOlivierJankovec,DirectorGeneralofACIEUROPE.   KeychallengesforthenewDeploymentManagerwillincludeanagreed,synchronisedandco-ordinateddeployment(incl.infrastructure)acrosstheEuropeanATMnetworktodeliverthenetwork-wideperformanceimprovementsrequirednowandforthefuture.Thisincludestheindustrialisationofinteroperablesolutionsandthecontinuedsynchronisationanddefragmentationofinvestmentsaswellasfurtherimprovementsinthealignmentofstakeholderconsultationandco-operativedecision-makingensuringthecontinuedinvolvement,engagementandbuy-inofallrelevantoperationalstakeholders.   Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril14th-15th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jan 15,2020
  • Airbus Begins Deliveries of First A350s with Touchscreen Cockpit Displays Option to Customers

    AirbushascommenceddeliveriestoairlinesofthefirstA350sequippedwithpioneeringnewtouchscreencockpitdisplays.SpeciallydevelopedfortheA350togetherwithThales,theywillconferenhancedoperationalefficiencies,greatercrewinteraction,cockpitsymmetryandsmootherinformationmanagement.On18thDecemberChinaEasternAirlinestookdeliveryinToulouseofthefirstA350equippedwiththenewdevices.Todate,around20airlineshaveselectedtheoptionfortheirnewA350s.   OftheA350cockpit'ssixlargescreens,threecannowbecometouchcapable:thetwoouterdisplaysplusthelower-centredisplay.ThesedisplaysnowoffertouchscreencapabilityforthepilotswhenpresentingElectronicFlightBag(EFB)applications.Thisnewmethodofinputcomplementstheexistingphysicalkeyboardintegratedintotheretractabletableinfrontofeachpilotandalsothekeyboard&trackball"keyboard-cursorcontrolunit"(KCCU)locatedonthecentreconsole.   Thenewtechnology,whichwasrecentlycertifiedfortheA350byEASAinNovember,facilitates'pinch-zooming'andpanninggesturesandwillfacilitatemoreflexibilityandbetterinteractionbetweenbothpilots,particularlyduringthesescenarios:(a)beforetake-off(forcomputingtake-offperformancewhileenteringdataintotheflightmanagementsystem"FMS");(b)in-flight/cruise(foraccessingen-routenavigationcharts);and(c)duringapproachpreparation(forconsultingtheterminalchartsbeforeenteringFMSdata).Moreover,duringhighworkloadphasesofflight,thetouchscreencapabilityreducesneedforpilotstomakemultiplecursorinputsandavoidsthemhavingtoflipbetweendifferentdisplayswhenusingtheEFBapplicationscollaborativelyonthelowercentredisplay.   PatrickPiedrafita,HeadofAirbus'A350XWBProgrammesaid:"AirbuscontinuestosettheindustrytrendsinaircraftcockpitdesignwiththesenewinteractivetouchscreendisplaysintheA350.WithourpartnerThalesweareveryproudtobringthistechnologytoourcustomers,toenhancetheiraircrews'operations."   TheA350XWBfeaturesthelatestaerodynamicdesign,acarbonfibrefuselageandwings,plusnewfuel-efficientRolls-Royceengines.Together,thesefeaturestranslateintounrivalledlevelsofoperationalefficiencywitha25percentreductioninfuelburnandemissions.BytheendofNovember,theA350XWBFamilyhadreceived959firmordersfrom51customers.   Chinacivilavionicsmarketisexpectedtoexceedonetrillionyuaninthenext20years.AccordingtothepredictionofCOMAC,basedonglobaleconomicgrowthof2.8%, theglobalRevenuePassengerKilometers(RPK)willincreaseatanaverageannualrateof4.4%overthenext20years. Delivery ofeachclass passengerjetswillreach43,013,valuedatabout$5,787.7billion.About5,255turbofanregionalaircraftwillbedelivered,worthmorethan$242.3billion;28,718single-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worth$2.83trillion;9,040double-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worthabout$2.72trillion.Chineseairlineswillreceive8,575newplanes,withamarketvalueofabout$1,210.4billion.If avionicssystemsaccountfor15%ofthetotalvalueofcivilaircraft,the China civilavionicsmarket willreachaboutus$181.6billion(1.23trillionyuan)inthenext20years.   Inrecentyears,Chinacontinuestopromotelargeaircraftmajorprojectsandvigorouslypushesthedevelopmentofdomesticcivilaircraftavionicssystemindustry.Inthefuture,withvastcivilaircraftavionicsmarket,domesticavionicsrelatedenterprisesarefacingunprecedenteddevelopmentopportunities.   Under this background, the9th AnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldinShanghaicityonthecomingApril21st to22nd,focus on thesafetyandreliabilitydevelopmentofavionicssystemfor civilaircraft   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Dec 27,2019
  • GE Venture to Build More Airbus Engines to Help Offset MAX Shutdown

    GeneralElectricCo.andFrance'sSafranSAhavestruckadealtoincreaseproductionofenginesforAirbusSE'srivaltothe737MAX,helpingthepairdealwithBoeingCo.'sproductionhaltofitsembattledplane,accordingtopeoplefamiliarwiththematter.   Theagreement--madeviatheGE-SafranjointventureCFMInternational--willincreasethevolumeoftheLEAP1Aengines,oneoftwoturbineoptionsfortheAirbusaircraft,toaround58%oftotalA320neodeliveries,withPratt&Whitney,aunitofUnitedTechnologiesCorp.duetoslowoutputtoabout42%,thepeoplesaid.Thesharehaspreviouslybeenclosertoa50-50split.   ThetimingofthedealiscrucialforGE.TheextendedMAXgroundingcoupledwiththeproductionhaltorderedthismonthhavealreadystrainedGEfinances,cuttingcashflowbyasmuchas$1.4billionthisyearasfactoriesproducefewerenginesandGEcan'tgetfullypaidforthem.   "Wehaveregulardiscussions"withplanebuilders"aboutpotentialrateincreases,"aspokesmanforCFMsaidinastatement.   CFMhasseenitsmarketshareontheAirbuscraftgaininthelastyearamidaseriesofdesignglitcheswiththeUTCenginethathasdisruptedoperationsforairlines.TheenginemakerscoopedamajororderfromPratt-customerIndigoinJunetoprovideenginesforsome280aircraftfortheIndiancarrier.Deliveriesareslatedtostartnextyear.   Whilethemixofenginesbeingproducedhaschanged,Airbus'soveralloutputofitsA320neowillremainat63amonth,thepeoplesaid.TheEuropeanplanemaker,whichhasbeenstudyingthefeasibilityofincreasingitstotaloutputrates,isstillbeingplaguedbyitsownproductionissues.   ThedeliverydelaysontheA320neo,whichissoldoutuntillate2024,havebeenafrustratingconstraintforAirbusatatimewhenitsrivalisfacingitsbiggestcrisisindecades.   Instead,thedelayshaveforcedittocutbackits2019deliverytargetbyasmanyas30aircraft.Still,thecompanyplanstodeliver860aircraftthisyear.WithBoeinghamperedbytheMAXgrounding,AirbuswillovertakeitsU.S.rivalintotaldeliveriesforthefirsttimesince2011.   ThestatisticsfromFlightInternationalpredictsthatoverthenexttwodecades,42,800cargoandcivilianaircraftwillbedeliveredworldwide.Thismeansthatatleast86,599newengineswillbedeliveredintheglobalmarketby2035,andthenumberofactiveengineswillgrowfromthecurrent60,000toabout100,000.Withthenumberexpectedtojumpfrom28,500to61,000by2035,especiallyintheregionofAsiaPacific,whichisanticipatedtogrowwiththehighestCAGRduringtheforecastperiod.   The"MadeinChina2025"issuedbytheStateCouncilclearlyproposedto"establishanindustrialsystemfortheindependentdevelopmentofengines",andduringthe13thFive-YearPlanperiod,Chinalaunchedamajorspecialprojectforaviationenginesandgasturbines.Today,theChineseaviationindustrycontinuestoexertitsstrengthandisclosingthegapwithworld-classengines.Intheworldwidestage,thedevelopmentandbreakthroughofaircraftenginerequireswiderangeofsolutionsandmulti-disciplinarycollaborationofsuppliers,transnationaldiscussionandthegroundbreakingtechnologyexploitation.TherearestillsometechnicaldifficultiesthatChinaisfacingsuchasthetitaniumalloyorcompositematerialofaircraftengine,thewholeleafdiskmanufacturingandrepairtechnology,themanufacturingtechnologyofsingle-crystalhollowturbinebladeetc.Furthermore,therearesomeothertechnologywillalsobediscussedandappliedintheaviationenginedesignandmanufacturingsuchas3DPrinting,Digitaltwintechnology.   CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,basedonChinaNationalSpecialProjectofAeroEngine&GasTurbine,islocatedinShanghai,China.Thisforumaimstosupportaeroengineindustrydevelopmentthroughinformationexchangesandbusinesscooperation.Initiated byShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.,thisannualforumhasbeensuccessfullyheldinthepast fouryears.   The5th AnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheldonMarch25th -26th,2020,inShanghai.   Register your interest or get in touch with marketing@galleon.cc for more details.

    Dec 27,2019
  • Gogo’s 5G Vision: Next-Gen Connectivity For Seamless Passenger Experiences

    Theskiescouldbeonthevergeoftransformativeconnectivity.Thisyear,inflightinternetcompanyGogoannouncedplanstolauncha5Gair-to-groundnetworkin2021forcommercialregionaljets,businessaviationaircraftandsmallermainlinejetsinthecontiguousUnitedStatesandCanada.   “We’reprettyexcitedaboutit,”saysSergioAguirre,PresidentofBusinessAviationforGogo.“It'sgoingtoallowpassengerstodoallthethingsonlinethattheydoontheground.”Forbusinesstravelers,missingavideoconferencebecauseyou’reinflightordelayingcollaborationduetochoppystreamingcouldsoonbeathingofthepast.   Here’swhatGogo’stakeoffinto5Gcouldmeanforthecompany,airlinepassengersandtheevolvingaviationindustry.    APerformanceBoost&IndustryShiftWith5Gconnectivityoncommercialandbusinessflights,passengersmightnoticethattechnologyuseduringairtravelmirrorscapabilityontheground,whetherthat’svideoreliabilityandperformance,accesstocloud-basedsoftwareandmore.Thankstonext-genadvancements,wemayseemoreseamlesscarryoveroftasks,toolsandaccessaswetravel.    “Passengersontheaircraftwillnotlagintermsofexperienceandconnectivity,”saysAguirre.Thatsuggeststhateverythingpassengerswanttodo—fromstreamingmoviestocollaboratingwithco-workersacrossthecountry—couldbepossibleandoptimized.   That’snotjustaperformanceupgradeforpeopleonthego—it’salsoafundamentalchangeinthewaytheindustrytraditionallyapproachesin-flightconnectivity.   “Becauseofthecostandtheavailabilityoftechnology,mostcommunicationsystemsonboardaircraftarequiteafewyearsbehindthestandardonthegroundatanygivenpointintime,”saysAguirre.“Thisisreallythefirsttimethatanyoneintheindustryisdeployingatechnologyattheexactsametimeasthetelcosaredoingitontheground.”   TheGrowingMarketForConnectedSkies   ThegroundbreakingmoveisoneGogoexpectstopushitsbusinesstonewheights.Aguirresaystheorganizationisnowapproaching6,000aircraftequippedwithitssystems—andheexpectsthat5Gcoulddramaticallyincreasethatsubscriberbase.     “Already,about60%ofthecustomerswe’resigninguprightnowarenewentriesintoconnectivityinaviation,”hesays.“Itfeelslikewe’realmostataninflectionpointintermsofconnectivitybeingcommonplace.”    Withthepromiseof5G’shigherperformanceandpassengers’expectationsforseamlessconnectivity,thedecisiontoinstallin-flightconnectivitybecomesano-brainerforaviationcompanies.    “Ourbiggestcompetitorsthusfarhavebeenaircraftoperatorswhochoose not toinstallconnectivity,andthat’swhat’sgoingaway,”Aguirresays.“It’saphenomenalgrowthopportunityforusgoingforward.”   InnovationUnderway   Leveragingthatopportunitywillfirstrequiresomeseriousinfrastructureupgrades.Withaneyeonits2021deadline,Gogoisbusyworkingwithpartnerstobuild5Gtechnologyintoitsground-basednetwork,installaircraftradiosandworkthroughdesignanddevelopment. “Asyoucanimagine,it’sadifferentprocessforajetthat’sflying500mphat30,000feetthanitisontheground,”saysAguirre. Gogoisn’tstartingfromscratch,though.The5Gnetworkwillrelyonsomeexistinginfrastructure,includingmorethan250towersandthecompany’sdatacenters.Its5Ginfrastructurewillbebuilttosupportallspectrumtypesandfrequencies,soGogocantakeadvantageofnewtechnologyasitdevelops—allowingthebusinesstoworktowarditsgoalofkeepingpacewithground-basedconnectivity.   Sofar,Gogoisontracktomeetitsplanned2021launch.AndAguirreexpectsin-flightconnectivitytoimproveastimegoeson.“Whenwerollitout,wewillhavenationwidecoverage,”Aguirresays.“Andthenforthenexttwotothreeyears,we'lladdadditionalcapacityinthoseareaswithhigherdensityofflights.”   WithGogo’sinitiativestointroduce5Goncommercialandbusinessflights,aswellasprojectsunfoldingatotherorganizationswithintheaviationindustryandbeyond,it’sclearthatthefutureofconnectivityistakingshapeateveryelevation.Beforelong,theconnectivityneededtojoin(andstayon)aconferencecall,collaborateinrealtimeonapresentation,uploadandsharefiles,orsimplystreamyourfavoriteshowscouldbecommonplace—whetheryou’reintheoffice,ontheroad,intheair,oranywhereelsebusinesstakesyou.    Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonApril22nd-23rd,2020inShanghai,China.ThecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Dec 25,2019
  • Airlines Are Trading Watch Towers For Virtual Screens to Control Taxiway Traffic

    AirlinesaretradingwatchtowersforvirtualscreenstocontroltaxiwaytrafficInHouston,UnitedAirlineshaslauncheditsownvirtualrampcontroltowertoquicklymovepassengersaboardtheirplanestoandfromthetaxiway.   ThinkyourbigscreenTVishighdefinition?Trytakingalookatvirtualrampcontrolroomsfilledwithscreensthatwillgiveairtrafficcontrollersaclearandpristineviewoftheairfield.   Passengersaretypicallyfamiliarwithseeingtowering airtrafficcontroltowerswhenflyingintoanairport,butrampcontroltowersareoftennestledinbetween.   Thoserampcontroltowerscouldsoonbetradedforvirtualtowerswhereoperatorsinascreen-filledairportroomadistanceawayfromthetarmacwillbeabletodirecttaxiwaytraffic.   It’salreadyhappeningattheGeorgeBushIntercontinentalAirportinHouston,Texas,where UnitedAirlines haslauncheditsownvirtualrampcontroltowertoquicklymovepassengersaboardtheirplanestoandfromthetaxiway.   "Wecanlookatthescreenswithbinoculars,"saidDanielReed,aUnitedAirlinesHoustontowermanager."Theresolutionissuchthatit'sjustlikeyou'relookingoutthewindow."   InHouston,UnitedAirlineshaslauncheditsownvirtualrampcontroltowertoquicklymovepassengersaboardtheirplanestoandfromthetaxiway.   Butthereareveryrealchallengesandriskstooperatinginawindowlessroom,whichUnitedbelievestheyareultimatelypreparedfor.   "Wehavegonethroughsomereallysubstantialtestingandwehadseveraldifferentopportunitiesduringthattestingwhentheengineerswerehereandhadacoupleofscarymomentswheretheythought,oh,mygosh,something'swrong,"saidSusanPfingstler,managingdirectorofnetworkoperations airtrafficcontrolstrategy atUnitedAirlines,adding"Sowereallyhavedonealotofcomparisontoreallifeversusthevirtualsystem."   Thevirtualtowerscouldalsomakealotofsenseforsmallerairportsacrossthecountrywhichoftendon’thavethespacetocreatenewmulti-milliondollartowers.   UnitedAirlinesisthefirstU.S.commercialairlinetoaddthisnewtechnologytoitsdigitalarsenalandisconsideringspreadingthetechnologytootherairports.   Unitedofficialssaidtheybelievethistechnologywillspeedupthelandingandtakeoffprocessforpassengers.   "Anytimethatwecanshaveoffanylittlebitofefficiencythatwecansqueezeoutoftheoperationbyenablingthecontrollerstoorchestrateamuchmoreelegantballetofflowingaircraftinandoutoftheapronareaisit'smoneyandit'sabenefittoourpassengers,"Pfingstlersaid.   Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril16th-17th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Dec 25,2019
  • Connected Aircraft China Congress Preparatory Work Meeting Held at COMAC

    OnDecember12th,2019,theCivilAviationConnectivity IntelligentTechnologyExchangeMeeting andConnectedAircraftChinaCongress PreparatoryWorkMeetingHeldatCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.ThemeetingwaschairedbyWU Bo,DirectorofScienceandTechnologyCommitteeOffice,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.Delegatesaretherepresentatives fromShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.,ChinaEasternAirlinesCo.,Ltd.,ChinaEasternAirlinesE-CommerceCo.,Ltd.,Honeywell,Aviage Systems,PanasonicAvionics,ChinaSatelliteCommunicationsCo.,Ltd.Etc,whichcovers from upstream todownstream ofaircraftconnectivityindustrychainunits.   DirectorWU BosaidthattheConnectedAircraftChinaCongress aimstobuildaplatformformutualexchangesandpromotecooperationthroughsharingdomesticandforeigntechnique.During themeeting,participantsdiscussedtheinput,output,andapplicationofdata,thedefinitionofdatasecurityanddataaccesspermissions,andhigh-bandwidthinformationinteroperabilityforconnectivityneeds ofAirlines, aircraftmanufacturers,andsatelliteoperators.All delegatesspokefreelyandputforwardindustrydevelopmentsuggestions,supplementedandimprovedthetopics,playedapositiveroleinthedevelopmentofintelligentconnectivity technologyandthelatersupport oftheConnectedAircraftChinaCongress.Accordingtotheplan,2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress willbeheldinShanghaifromApril22nd to23rd,2020.   Afterthemeeting,XIN Xudong,DeputyGeneralManagerofCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.,warmlywelcomedtheparticipants,expressedaffirmationoftheeffectivenessoftheexchangemeeting,andputforwardfurtherrequirementsforthefollow-upcongress preparations.Afterwards,theparticipantswenttotherelevantdepartmentsforinspection.   ContactUs: SaraLIU Tel:(+86)021-51559030 Email:marketing@galleon.cc

    Dec 13,2019
  • Honeywell Equips Middle East Airlines with New Cockpit Tech

    HoneywellhassignedaselectionagreementwithMiddleEastAirlines,thenationalflag-carrierairlineofLebanon,toprovidecockpittechnologiestosupporttheairline’snewfleetof19aircraft.   Thedeal,whichincludesfourofAirbus’latestvariant,theA321XLR,willseeHoneywellprovideitslatestfullavionicssuitetohelpMiddleEastAirlinesmaximizesafetyandensureregulatorycompliance.   MiddleEastAirlines’(MEA)purchaseofAirbusaircraftincludes11A321NEOs,fourA330NEOsandfourA321XLRs,thelatestevolutionofthesuccessfulA321NEOaircraft.   MEAisalaunchcustomeroftheA321XLR,andthroughthecompletionofthisagreement,Honeywellisoneofthefirstselectedsuppliersofcockpittechnologiesforthelaunchoftheaircraft.   RaghedTalih,leaderforHoneywellAerospaceintheMiddleEast,says:“ByselectingHoneywell’sfullavionicssuiteforitslatestfleet,MEAisunderliningitscommitmenttooperatingsomeofthelatest,mostadvancedandcapableaircraftinthesky.   “OuravionicsportfoliohelpsairlinescreateapathtowardsfutureEASAandFAAsafetymandatesandprovidespilotswithcrucialflightinformationinthemostefficientwaypossible.Thismakesiteasierforthemtoselectoptimalroutesandnavigateinclementweather.”   Honeywellwillprovideweather,communication,navigationandsafetytechnologiesforMEA’snewfleet,including:   · IntegratedMulti-ModeReceiver:Helpspinpointpreciseairplanelocationsforefficientlandings,especiallyduringdifficultandnewrunwayapproaches,helpingMEAmaintainthehighestlevelofpassengersafetyandcomfort.   · IntuVueRDR-40003DWeatherRadar:Improvessituationalawarenessofbothon-pathandoff-pathweatherandverticalanalysismode.Itfeaturesextendedrangeturbulence,weatheraheadalertingandpredictivewarnings.   · PegasusIIFlightManagementSystem:Hasuniquefuel-savingfeatures,includingfourcruiseflightlevelwind/temperatureentries.   · EmergencyLocatorTransmitter:ThesystemthatguidesrescuerstoanaircraftinemergencieswillreceiveauniquebatterydesignedtomeetfutureFAA/EASArequirements.   · TCAS/ModeSTransponder:Change7.1andDO-260Bcompliantwithnewdesignforfuturegrowthopportunities.   · EnhancedGroundProximityWarningSystem:Anindustry-leadingterrainawarenessandwarningsysteminstalledonmorethan90percentofthecommercialaircraftworldwideandkeyenablerforlandingsurveillance.   Chinacivilavionicsmarketisexpectedtoexceedonetrillionyuaninthenext20years.AccordingtothepredictionofCOMAC,basedonglobaleconomicgrowthof2.8%, theglobalRevenuePassengerKilometers(RPK)willincreaseatanaverageannualrateof4.4%overthenext20years. Delivery ofeachclass passengerjetswillreach43,013,valuedatabout$5,787.7billion.About5,255turbofanregionalaircraftwillbedelivered,worthmorethan$242.3billion;28,718single-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worth$2.83trillion;9,040double-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worthabout$2.72trillion.Chineseairlineswillreceive8,575newplanes,withamarketvalueofabout$1,210.4billion.If avionicssystemsaccountfor15%ofthetotalvalueofcivilaircraft,the China civilavionicsmarket willreachaboutus$181.6billion(1.23trillionyuan)inthenext20years.   Inrecentyears,Chinacontinuestopromotelargeaircraftmajorprojectsandvigorouslypushesthedevelopmentofdomesticcivilaircraftavionicssystemindustry.Inthefuture,withvastcivilaircraftavionicsmarket,domesticavionicsrelatedenterprisesarefacingunprecedenteddevelopmentopportunities.   Under this background, the9th AnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldinShanghaicityonthecomingApril21st to22nd.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetail

    Dec 12,2019
  • Hanwha to Supply $300 Million of Aircraft Engine Components to GE

    HanwhaAerospace hassigneda$300millioncontracttosupplycutting-edgeaircraftenginecomponentstoGeneralElectric,theUSconglomerateandoneoftheleadingaircraftenginemanufacturersintheworldandatopsupplierforBoeing.   HanwhaAerospacewillsupplyGEwith46typesofenginecomponentsforGE’sGE9XandLEAPengine.   TheGE9XisGE’smostadvancedengineandexpectedtoentercommercialproductionin2020whiletheLEAPistheworld’sbest-sellingaircraftengine.   HanwhaAerospacewillbegindeliveringsixtypesofenginecomponentsspecificallyfortheGE9X,includinghigh-pressurecompressorsandturbinesin2024.   AndfortheLEAPengine,HanwhaAerospacehas“promised40typesofcomponentsin2025”.   TheGE9X,theworld’slargestturbofanengine,isbeingdevelopedfortheBoeing777X.(PhotoCredit:GE)   ThelargeGEcontractfortheGE9Xcomponentsis“vital”forHanwhaAerospace’sstrategy,saysthecompany.ItwillallowHanwhaAerospacetosecureitslong-termbusinessexpansionplansandpursueotheravenuesofgrowthforthefuture.   AHanwhaAerospacespokespersonsaidthatHanwhaisbeingrecognizedforitsglobalmanufacturingcapabilities.   Thecompany’sflagshipplantinChangwonisSouthKorea’sonlysmartfactorythatcanbuildaircraftenginecomponentsbutitalsohasaproductionplantinVietnamthatbeganoperationslastyear.   TheHanwhaAerospacespokespersonnotedthatthecompanyhaslongbeenapartnerofGEbecauseofHanwha’squalityandtechnology.   TheHanwhaAerospacespokespersonalsosaidwiththelatestsupplycontract,Hanwharaiseditsglobalstatusasanaircraftenginecomponentcompany.   HanwhaAerospacehasbeensteadilygrowingitsaircraftenginebusinesstobecomeagloballyrecognizedaircraftenginecomponentmanufacturerbystrengtheningitspartnershipswithallofthetopthreeaircraftenginemanufacturersintheworld:GE,Pratt&Whitney,andRolls-Royce.   In2015,HanwhaAerospaceenteredintoarevenue-sharingpartnershipwithPratt&WhitneytosupplycomponentsfortheGTFengine.   Recently,HanwhaAerospacesigneda$1billioncontractwithRolls-Royce.   Thesupplycontractswiththesethreecompanies,injustthelastfiveyears,areworthmorethan$20.1billion.   AndwiththerecentacquisitionofEDACTechnologies,anAmericanaircraftenginecomponentmanufacturer,nowoperatingasHanwhaAerospaceUSA,thecompanyis“poisedtobecometheleadingaircraftenginemanufacturerandtherevenue-sharingpartnerofchoice,globally”,itclaims.   ThestatisticsfromFlightInternationalpredictsthatoverthenexttwodecades,42,800cargoandcivilianaircraftwillbedeliveredworldwide.Thismeansthatatleast86,599newengineswillbedeliveredintheglobalmarketby2035,andthenumberofactiveengineswillgrowfromthecurrent60,000toabout100,000.Withthenumberexpectedtojumpfrom28,500to61,000by2035,especiallyintheregionofAsiaPacific,whichisanticipatedtogrowwiththehighestCAGRduringtheforecastperiod.   The"MadeinChina2025"issuedbytheStateCouncilclearlyproposedto"establishanindustrialsystemfortheindependentdevelopmentofengines",andduringthe13thFive-YearPlanperiod,Chinalaunchedamajorspecialprojectforaviationenginesandgasturbines.Today,theChineseaviationindustrycontinuestoexertitsstrengthandisclosingthegapwithworld-classengines.Intheworldwidestage,thedevelopmentandbreakthroughofaircraftenginerequireswiderangeofsolutionsandmulti-disciplinarycollaborationofsuppliers,transnationaldiscussionandthegroundbreakingtechnologyexploitation.TherearestillsometechnicaldifficultiesthatChinaisfacingsuchasthetitaniumalloyorcompositematerialofaircraftengine,thewholeleafdiskmanufacturingandrepairtechnology,themanufacturingtechnologyofsingle-crystalhollowturbinebladeetc.Furthermore,therearesomeothertechnologywillalsobediscussedandappliedintheaviationenginedesignandmanufacturingsuchas3DPrinting,Digitaltwintechnology.   CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,basedonChinaNationalSpecialProjectofAeroEngine&GasTurbine,islocatedinShanghai,China.Thisforumaimstosupportaeroengineindustrydevelopmentthroughinformationexchangesandbusinesscooperation.Initiated byShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.,thisannualforumhasbeensuccessfullyheldinthepast fouryears.The5th AnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheldonMarch25th -26th,2020,inShanghai.   Register your interest or get in touch with marketing@galleon.cc for more details.

    Dec 11,2019
  • Air Traffic Management Market is Predicted to Surpass USD 10 Billion by 2025

    TheAirTrafficManagementMarketissettogrowfromitscurrentmarketvalueofmorethan$8billiontoover$10billionby2025;asreportedinthelateststudybyGlobalMarketInsights,Inc.(Source:GlobalMarketInsights).   AirTrafficManagementmarket isprojectedtosurpassUSD10billionby2025.Thegrowthisattributedtotheriseinpassengertrafficandimprovementintheglobaleconomy,whichwillaugmentairtrafficmanagementmarketgrowth.TheincreasingfocusontechnologicaladvancementsincludingtheuseofAIanddigitalizationinairtrafficmanagementisactingasoneofthemajordriversofmarketgrowth.Prominentindustryparticipantsincluding Raytheon,HarrisCorporation,ThalesGroup,and SaabAB areprovidingnewadvancedairtrafficmanagementsystemstomajorairportsacrosstheglobe.Forinstance,inMarch2019,IndraequippedHALAirportBangalore(India)withadvancedairtrafficcontroltechnologytostrengthenitsairoperationsafetyandefficiency.Thecompanywillprovidethelatesten-route,approachandtowercontrolpositiontoincreaseairtrafficmanagementefficiency.Thecompanyhasalsodeployedradarsystemsthatcoverover80%oftheIndianairspace.   TheincreasingdemandforregionalconnectivityfromdevelopingcountriessuchasIndiaandChinaisdrivingtheairtrafficmanagementmarket.Thegovernmentisnowfocusingondevelopingtier2and3airportsforregionalconnectivitytoincreaserevenuefromtourismandtrade.Theregions,suchasAustralia,arefocusingonsingleskyconceptandareimplementingnewadvancedairtrafficmanagementsystemstoaccommodateexpansion.Forinstance,Frequentisdeliveredend-to-endInternetProtocol(IP)voicecommunicationandairfieldmanagementsystemacrossAustraliaasapartoftheOneSKYprogramforcivilandmilitaryairtrafficmanagementapplications.   Theincreasingdemandformoreadvancedcommunication,navigation,andsurveillancehardwareisdrivingindustryplayerstoupgradetheirproductofferings.Thehardwaresegmentholdsthelargestsharein2018andisexpectedtoleadthecomponentmarketovertheforecastperiod.Forinstance,inMay2019, HarrisCorporation deployeditsAeronauticalMobileAirportCommunicationSystem(AeroMACS)tomanagetheoperationalATMinformationacrosstheU.S.The FederalAviationAdministration (FAA)requiredasecurecommunicationsystemformaintaininginformationflowthroughairports.ThenewsystemwillhelptheFAAwithabettercommunicationflowandtherewouldbenoinformationlossduetothebandwidthissue.Thenewsystemwillhelpinreducingthecostofinfrastructureandhardwareascomparedtotheconventionalcommunicationsystem.   Theairtrafficcontrolsegmentintheairtrafficmanagementsystemmarketheldthelargestmarketsharein2018andisanticipatedtodominatethemarketshareovertheforecasttimelineduetothedemandformoreadvancedcommunicationandnavigationsystem.Airtrafficcontrolisthemostimportantsystemoftheairtrafficmanagementsystem.Allinformationcollectedfromdifferentsystemsisanalyzedbyairtrafficcontrolandthensendtodifferentend-users.Thedemandfordigitaltowerandmoreadvancedairtrafficcontrolsystemsisfuelingmarketgrowth.Forinstance,inJanuary2019,NATSinstalledAI-powereddigitalcontroltowerattheHeathrowAirport.Themajorfocusofthiscontroltoweristoreduceflightdelays.   TheNorthAmericaregionheldthelargestmarketshareof29%in2018.Thepresenceofmajorplayersandmajorupgradingprogramsfortheexistingairportispropellingtheairtrafficmanagementmarketintheregion.Forinstance,in2018,theU.S.willhaveoversixairportsthatwillcompleteitsupgradingincludingBoston,Denver,Texas,Chicago,Louisiana,andTennessee.TheAsiaPacificairtrafficmanagementmarketisprojectedtohaveastronggrowthduringtheforecastperiodwiththegrowingpassengertrafficandcargomovement.AspertheInternational CivilAviationOrganization(ICAO) AsiaPacific hasemergedasthelargestandfastest-growingregionintheworldintermsofairtraffic.Moreover,accordingtotheforecastbyIATA,IndiaandChinacontributetoaround45%ofthetotalairpassengersoverthecomingtwodecades.   Theprominentairtrafficmanagementproviders,suchas SaabAB,IndraSistemas,Raytheon,ThalesGroup,HarrisCorporation,HoneywellInternationalInc.,and FrequentisGroup,arestrategicallycollaborating&partneringwithgovernmentbodiesandnavigationserviceproviderstoenhanceairtrafficmanagementforend-usersandholdasignificantmarketshareinthecompetitiveairtrafficmanagementmarket.Forinstance,inJune2018,SaabprovidedintegratedATCsuiteto ComodoroArturoMerinoBenitezInternationalAirport inSantiago,Chile.Underthiscontract,thecompanywillprovidefullyintegratedtowerworkingpositionsalongwithgrounddisplaysystem,generalinformationdisplay,andelectronicflightstrips.InMay2018,thecompanyreceivedacontractfrom AirServicesAustralia toinstallAerobahninBrisbane,Perth,Melbourne,andSydney.Aerobahnisacollaborativedecision-makingplatformandwillhelpairportstoimproveoperatingefficiency.   Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril16th-17th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Dec 11,2019
  • Panasonic Expands Ku-band Capacity With Eutelsat 10B

    IFECgiant,PanasonicAvionicsCorporation(Panasonic),hassignedamulti-yearagreementforKu-bandcapacityontwomulti-beampayloadsontheEutelsat10Bsatellite,duetobelaunchedin2022. Panasonicexpectsthiscontractwillenableittoprovidemultiplegigahertzofnewextremethroughput(XTS) Ku-bandconnectivitytoairlinesandtheirpassengersflyingoverawideareaacrossEurope,AfricaandtheMiddleEast,includinglowerdensityareas.   KenSain, thenewCEOofPanasonic,said,“PanasonicAvionicsiscontinuingtoinvestinitsKu-bandconnectivitynetwork.Thiscontractwithalong-standingpartnersuchasEutelsat,withwhomwealreadyworkwithglobally,illustratesourstrategytoconstantlyexpandourworldwidenetworkwithadditionalcapacity,tocreatevalueforourairlinecustomersandsatisfytheneedsoftheirpassengers.WehavecollaboratedcloselywithEutelsatonthissatellitedesignandweareveryexcitedtoseetheseeffortscometofruition.”   Eutelsat10B,locatedat10°East,willbethesecondXTSsatellitetojoinPanasonic’sconnectivitynetwork,which supportstheprovisionofservicessuchashigh-speedinternet,livetelevision,videostreaming,VoIPapplications,4Gmobileservicesscalableto5G,andgreaterbandwidthforcrewapplications.ThenetworkisbackedbyPanasonic’sCustomerPerformanceCenter,whichmonitorsnetworkperformanceandupcomingmaintenanceneedstosupportairlineoperationalefficiencies.   Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonApril22nd-23rd,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails

    Dec 11,2019
  • Galleon and OMA Aerospace Group Visit COMAC

    OnDecember9th,throughthecoordinationofGalleon, Marco,SalesDirectorof OMA, and Simon,ProjectManager ofOMA, visitedCOMAC andhaveadeep communicateonARJ21cargoaircrafthatchsolutions,whichlays asolidfoundationforfuturecooperation. AboutOMA OMAisaprivateItalianCompanyfoundedin1948andactingintheworldwideaerospacemarkettosupplyhigh-valuesolutionsforthedesign,developmentandproductionofintegratedaerostructures,onboardsystemsandcomponentsaswellasproductsupportservicesforcommercialandmilitaryaircraftandhelicopters   AboutGalleonAgencyServices China'scivilaviationindustryisquicklyevolving,anddemandforinternationalcooperationremainsontherise.Galleon'sdecade-longjourneythroughChina'scivilaerospaceindustryhasledtostrongworkingrelationshipswithinthemultiplelevelsofgoverningorganizations;aswellasseniormanagementatCOMAC,AVIC,AECCandmanyoftheirsubsidiaries.ThedepthofournetworkmeanswecanconnectclientswiththerightpeopleinChinaseekingtomakedealstoday;andhelpyourbusinessdevelopmentinitiativesnavigatethecomplexitiesofChinamarketentry.   Contact: Name:SaraLIU Tel:+862151559030 Email:marketing@galleon.cc

    Dec 10,2019
  • GE9X Engines Nearly Ready for 777X Flight Tests

    AGE9XflighttestarticlehangsfromGE'sBoeing747flyingtestbed.(Photo:GEAircraftEngines) GEAviation hasdeliveredthefirstthreefullycompliantGE9XturbofanstoBoeing’sEverett,Washington,widebodyplantfollowingretrofitofredesignedStage2statorvaneassembliesintheengines' compressors,GE9XprogramheadTedInglingreportedjustaheadoftheDubaiAirShow. Inglingexplainedthattheprocessthatledtothefixtothetitaniumpartinvolvedrevamping thegeometry toensureaproperwearprofile.Withtestingcompleted,GEhasnowretrofittedthefixonsixengines,thefourthofwhichitwaspreparingtosendtoEverettwhenInglingspokewithAINonNovember8.   Inall,GEhasbuilt10compliant engines,eightofwhichwillgoonflyingtestairplanes,alongwithtwospares.   WhileBoeingCEODennisMuilenburgsaidduringthecompany’srecentthird-quarterearningscallthattheengineremainsa“pacingitem”forthenewBoeing777X,InglingtoldAINthatthetimingofthefixhasnotdeviatedfromtheschedulesetforitwhenGEdiscoveredtheprobleminlateMay.Withbothenginesnowmounted,thefirst777Xawaitsfinalinstallationworkandon-wingtestingbeforemakingitsfirstflight,schedulednowforthefirstquarterofnextyear.Asaresultoftheenginedelay,Boeinghasmovedtheairplane’scertificationtargetfromlatethisyeartoearlyin2021.“Wecontinuetoexploreopportunitiestoimprovethetimelinesuchasleveragingoursystemintegrationlabsandadditionalairplanegroundtesting,”saidMuilenburg.   GE’sstatorvanefixinvolvedwhatInglingcalledsomegeometricalchangesoutsideoftheflowpath,meaningengineersdidnotaltertheaerodynamicsofthedesign.“Sothat,numberone,isparamounttohangingontoourperformanceandouroperationalcharacteristics,”saidIngling.“Soitdidn'tneedtochange.Itwastheboundaryconditionsarounditthathadtochange.” AlthoughGEhaltedcertificationtestingwhileitdevisedthestatorvanefix,maturationtestingcontinuedunabated.“Wehadcertificationvehicleswehadtoincorporateintoourdevelopmentvehiclesaswecontinuedtopreparetheengineforentryintoservice,”explainedIngling.“We'redoingthefinalcoupleofcertificationteststofinishthatup.Wehaltedthosewhilewewerewaitingforthisfix.   “Andthenwehaveourmaturationtestingthatwecontinuetodo...weputsomeofthatinbetweenacoupleofthecomplianceengines.Weintroducedourmaturationenginewiththefixinitsowecankeepthematurationprogramgoingon.Wehaveafleetleaderthatkeepsourknowledgepointsoftheenginewayaheadofthefieldasameanstohelpsmoothoutanythingthatmightshowupintheengineinservice.”Inglingsaidtestingonthematurationarticlewouldstartsoon.   OftheeightenginesGErunsinitssuiteofdevelopmentvehicles,sevenparticipateincertificationvalidation,softwaredevelopment,andPart25testing,allthewhileincorporatinglessonsfromearlierprogramstoenhancecapability.“Soweusethesevehiclestovalidatethatthosesolutionsareeffectiveinthe9X,”explainedIngling.“Infact,wegotaskedquestionsaboutnon-GEornon-CFMenginesintermsofthesekindsofissuestomakesurethatwe'vegotthemresolved.Andwehavebeensystematicallyvalidatingthateveryoneofthoseitemshasbeenaddressedandwe'reclosinginonthefinalvalidationsaswespeak.”   Askedtonamethebiggestchallengetheprogrampresented,Inglingconcededthatthestatorvaneproblemtookhimandhisteambysurprise.Thefactthatthecompanydiscovereditfairlylateintheprocessproved“troubling,”hesaid,notwithstandingthefactthatsuchhurdlesoftenpresentthemselvesduringdevelopmentofanewcenterlineengine.“Thisparticularonecameatusalittlelateintheprogram,”helamented.“Andthenatureofitrequiredustogetinsidetheenginetofixit.Andthat,bydefinition,givenwhenwefounditandwherewefoundit,drovetheschedule.Iwillsayit’sunfortunatefromaschedulestandpoint,butfortunatefromaproductstandpoint.Imuchpreferredtofindthisinaplacewherewecouldfixitandrobustlygetitbehindusthantohavesomethingshowupinflighttestsorcertainlyinthefield.”   Overall,Inglingexpressedsatisfactionwiththeprogram’sabilitytoconsistentlymeetperformancecriteria,thankstolessonslearnedfromearlierprograms.Infact,hesaid,engineerscouldhaveextractedstillmoreperformancefromtheenginesifthey“threwthekitchensinkat[it],”possiblyatthecostofdurability.   “Wespentalotoftimeandalotofmoneyearlyoninthisdevelopmentprogrambeforeweeverhadthefirstengineinourrigs,makingsurethatwehadthebuildingblocksoftheperformancewellsortedoutbecausethathasnotalwaysbeentheoutcomethatwegetwithanewcenterlineengine,”explainedIngling.“Itwasanythingbuteasyintheearlydaystryingtogetallthecomponentsdone.Butthatreallypaidoffinaproductthatdidn'trequireustothinkaboutanychangesaerodynamicallytorestoretheperformancethatwewerelookingfor.”   ThestatisticsfromFlightInternationalpredictsthatoverthenexttwodecades,42,800cargoandcivilianaircraftwillbedeliveredworldwide.Thismeansthatatleast86,599newengineswillbedeliveredintheglobalmarketby2035,andthenumberofactiveengineswillgrowfromthecurrent60,000toabout100,000.Withthenumberexpectedtojumpfrom28,500to61,000by2035,especiallyintheregionofAsiaPacific,whichisanticipatedtogrowwiththehighestCAGRduringtheforecastperiod.   The"MadeinChina2025"issuedbytheStateCouncilclearlyproposedto"establishanindustrialsystemfortheindependentdevelopmentofengines",andduringthe13thFive-YearPlanperiod,Chinalaunchedamajorspecialprojectforaviationenginesandgasturbines.Today,theChineseaviationindustrycontinuestoexertitsstrengthandisclosingthegapwithworld-classengines.Intheworldwidestage,thedevelopmentandbreakthroughofaircraftenginerequireswiderangeofsolutionsandmulti-disciplinarycollaborationofsuppliers,transnationaldiscussionandthegroundbreakingtechnologyexploitation.TherearestillsometechnicaldifficultiesthatChinaisfacingsuchasthetitaniumalloyorcompositematerialofaircraftengine,thewholeleafdiskmanufacturingandrepairtechnology,themanufacturingtechnologyofsingle-crystalhollowturbinebladeetc.Furthermore,therearesomeothertechnologywillalsobediscussedandappliedintheaviationenginedesignandmanufacturingsuchas3DPrinting,Digitaltwintechnology.   CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,basedonChinaNationalSpecialProjectofAeroEngine&GasTurbine,islocatedinShanghai,China.Thisforumaimstosupportaeroengineindustrydevelopmentthroughinformationexchangesandbusinesscooperation.Initiated byShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.,thisannualforumhasbeensuccessfullyheldinthepast fouryears.The5th AnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheldonMarch25th -26th,2020,inShanghai.   Register your interest or get in touch with marketing@galleon.cc for more details.

    Nov 28,2019
  • Eurocontrol Evaluates Feasibility of Secondary Runway Approaches

    Eurocontrolisevaluatingtheuseofnewairportarrivalprocedures,calledSecondaryRunwayAimingPoint(SRAP)approaches,thattheagencybelievescanincreaserunwaythroughputbyupto5percentatsomeofthebusiestairportsinEurope.   SRAPisoneoftheconceptsEurocontrolisevaluatingfortheSingleEuropeanSkyATMResearchJointUndertaking(SESARJU)project“EnhancedArrivalsandDepartures,”whichaimstodeploynewtoolsandproceduresthatcanincreasethecapacityofterminalareasatEuropeanairports.EurocontroldescribesSRAPasallowing“lightwake”categoryaircrafttoflyafinalapproachthatoccursabovetheprofileofheavieraircraftflyingtotheprimaryrunwaythreshold.   TheconceptwouldallowalighteraircraftsuchasanAirbusA319toavoidtheturbulencegeneratedbythewakevortexoftheheavieraircraft,suchasaBoeing777,enablingincreasedthroughputbyallowingbothaircrafttolandonthesamerunway.FrédéricRooseleer,implementationsupportcoordinatorforairportperformanceatEurocontroltold AvionicsInternational thathisteamusedafullmotionAirbusA319flightcrewtrainingsimulatoroperatedbyLufthansaAviationTraining,toassessthefeasibilityofSRAP.   Acrossmultiplesimulatorsessions,theteamusedanormalthree-degreeglideslopeandanincreasedglideslope(IGS)alongwithavisualsystemthatreplicatedthewayrunwaymarkingsandapproachlightswouldappearwhenflyingtherealapproach.   SecondaryRunwayAimingPoint(SRAP)approacheswouldallowalighteraircrafttoflyabovetheapproachprofileofaheavieraircraftwhileavoidingitswakevortex.Photo:Eurocontrol   “Intheflightsimulationcampaign,asetofvisibilityconditionswereevaluated,rangingfromgoodvisibilitygreaterthan10kmtovisibilityabove2,500m,excludingthelowvisibilityconditions,”Rooseleersaid.   ThesimulatedSRAPapproachevaluatedwasanarrivalprocedureintoGermany’sMunichInternationalAirport.Atotalof24A319type-ratedpilotsparticipatedintwovariantsoftheSRAPconcept,includingonewherealltheapproachlightswereilluminatedandanotherwherejusttherunwaythresholdandapproachlightswereilluminatedforoneaimingpointthatonlyservedthefirstaircraftintheapproachsequence.Oncethefirstaircraftlanded,thethresholdandapproachlightsforthenextaircraftwereswitchedon.   Eurocontrolusedvideorecordingsofflightparameters,includingthree-dimensionalpositioning,verticalspeed,airspeed,thrustandweighttoassessapproachandlandingperformanceofeachflightcrew.RooseleersaidtheSRAPconceptonlyhasavionicsequipagerequirementsforapproachesthatusenavigationguidance,suchasaGroundBasedAugmentationSystem(GBAS)LandingSystem(GLS)orrequirednavigationperformance(RNP)localizerwithverticalguidance(LPV)approachbasedonanaircraftequippedwithasatellitebasedaugmentationsystem(SBAS)receiver.Thereareotherexceptionsaswell.   “IncaseofIGS-to-SRAPconcepthowever,combiningSRAPwithIncreasedGlideSlope,additionalonboardflightassistancefunctionstopilotsmaybeneededforsomeaircrafttypesinordertofacilitateenergymanagementandflarewhentheslopeisincreasedbetween3.5degreesandlimitedto4.49degreesmaximum,”Rooseleersaid.“Ontheairportgroundinfrastructure,bothSRAPandIGS-to-SRAParetobesupportedwiththeimplementationofspecificvisualaids,coveringasecondsetoftherunwaymarkings,ApproachlightingsystemandVisualApproachSlopeIndicators.”   EurocontroliscurrentlycompilingafullreportontheflightsimulationstobesubmittedtoSESARJUbytheendofJanuaryaspartoftheconsortium’sbroaderenhancedrunwaythroughputprojectvalidationreport.Additionaltrialsareplannedoverthenextyear,withEurocontrolaimingtomakeSRAParealityby2023.   Chinacivilavionicsmarketisexpectedtoexceedonetrillionyuaninthenext20years.AccordingtothepredictionofCOMAC,basedonglobaleconomicgrowthof2.8%, theglobalRevenuePassengerKilometers(RPK)willincreaseatanaverageannualrateof4.4%overthenext20years. Delivery ofeachclass passengerjetswillreach43,013,valuedatabout$5,787.7billion.About5,255turbofanregionalaircraftwillbedelivered,worthmorethan$242.3billion;28,718single-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worth$2.83trillion;9,040double-aislejetaircraftwillbedelivered,worthabout$2.72trillion.Chineseairlineswillreceive8,575newplanes,withamarketvalueofabout$1,210.4billion.If avionicssystemsaccountfor15%ofthetotalvalueofcivilaircraft,the China civilavionicsmarket willreachaboutus$181.6billion(1.23trillionyuan)inthenext20years.   Inrecentyears,Chinacontinuestopromotelargeaircraftmajorprojectsandvigorouslypushesthedevelopmentofdomesticcivilaircraftavionicssystemindustry.Inthefuture,withvastcivilaircraftavionicsmarket,domesticavionicsrelatedenterprisesarefacingunprecedenteddevelopmentopportunities.   Under this background, the9th AnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForum willbeheldinShanghaicityonthecomingApril21st to22nd,register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Nov 29,2019
  • DC-ANSP Deploys Space-Based ADS-B In Curacao

    TheDutchCaribbeanAirNavigationServiceProvider(DC-ANSP)hasdeployedAireon'sspace-basedADS-BsurveillanceserviceintheCuracaoFlightInformationRegion(FIR).Thismilestonefollowsyearsofcollaboration,withthetwoorganizationssigningthedataservicesagreement(DSA)inOctoberof2015.   Effectiveimmediately,DC-ANSPwillhave100percentairtrafficsurveillanceoverthe116,000squaremilesthatmakeupCuracao'sFIR.AdjacenttoVenezuela,PuertoRico,DominicanRepublic,Haiti,JamaicaandColombia,themajorityofthisFIRisoceanic.   "Space-basedADS-BwillrevolutionizehowDC-ANSPensuresthehighestlevelsofsafetyandefficiencythroughouttheCuracaoFIR,"saidMiciliaAlbertus-Verboom,DirectorGeneral,DC-ANSP."BeforeAireon,thenorthwesternsectorofourFIRlackedreal-timeairtrafficsurveillancecoverage.Now,space-basedADS-Bprovidescoveragewherebeforetherewasnone."   TheCuracaoFIRisamajorthroughwayforflights;DC-ANSPmanagescriticalroutesbetweentheUnitedStates,CentralAmerica,SouthAmerica,theCaribbeanandEuropethroughouttheCuracaoFIR.Becauseofspace-basedADS-Bcoverage,DC-ANSP'sairtrafficcontrollerswillbeabletoreduceseparationandguideoverflightefficiencyinthenorthwesternsectoroftheCuracaoFIR.   DirectorGeneralAlbertus-Verboomalsonoted,"amongthemanybenefitsweanticipate,AireonwillallowustofacilitateseamlesstransitionsbetweenCuracao'sneighboringFIRs.Regionsadjacenttouswillbenefitfromsaferandmoreefficienthand-overs,whichareaffordedbytheminimizationofhumanerrorthroughdata-drivendecisionmaking."   "DeployingAireoninCuracaoFIRsolidifiesDC-ANSP'spositionasaleaderofaviationsafetyandefficiencyintheregion,"saidDonThoma,CEO,Aireon."OurdatawillprovideDC-ANSPmorecontroloverhowtheymanagecross-regionalandintersectingrouteswithintheirairspaceandwillenablecompletesituationalawarenessforDC-ANSPastheycontinuetodeliversuperiorsafetyandefficiencytotheflyingpublic."   Forthepastseveralyears,DC-ANSPandAireonhaveworkedcloselyonthetechnicalimplementationofthesysteminCuracao,whichincludestheuseoftheregionalnetwork,MejorasalEnlacedeVozdelATS(MEVA),asasecondarytelecommunicationlinkasameanstotransferspace-basedADS-BdatatoDC-ANSPsoperationscenter.Additionally,AireonhasworkedalongsideDC-ANSPleadershiptoensurepreparationfortheenhancementsinproceduraloperations.   "Notonlyhavewechangedhowwemanageourairspace,butwearealsoadaptinghowweworkwithouradjacentairspacesandourcustomers,andAireonhasbeenourpartnerateverystepofthewayforthelastfouryears,"saidDirectorGeneralAlbertus-Verboom.   CuracaohasaJanuary1,2020ADS-Bequipagemandateforpartoftheairspacewherethereisnoconventionalradarcoverage.UsersinClassAairspacemustbeADS-Bequipped.   ADS-BiscurrentlyamainsubjectinChina’sairtrafficmanagement.Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril16th-17th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,advisedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Nov 27,2019
  • Airlines Invest in New Connectivity, Digital and Avionics Tech at Dubai Airshow

    QatarAirwaysA380fleet,suchastheonepicturedhere,willbeequippedwithGogo's2Kuconnectivity,underadealannouncedatthe2019DubaiAirshow.Photo:Airbus   ProminentMiddleeasterncarriers,includingEmirates,MiddleEastAirlinesandQatarAirwaysamongothersmadesignificantinvestmentsinnewin-flightconnectivity,digitalanalyticsandavionicsupgradesduringthefirsttwodaysofthe2019DubaiAirshow.Here,weprovidealookatsomeofthehighlightsofthosedealsthatalludetothecontinuingtrendofoperatorsinvestingintechnologiesthatdigitallytransformthewaytheyflyandmaintaintheiraircraft.   Ontheconnectivityfront,QatarAirwayssurprisedtheconnectedaircraftecosystembybecomingthefirstairlineintheMiddleEasternregiontoadoptGogo’s2Kuin-flightconnectivityservice.Undertheagreement,publishedinapressreleasebyGogoonNov.19,theairlinewillinstall2Kuconnectivityandlivetelevisionacross70ofitsin-serviceaircraft.AccordingtoGogo,QatarwillbeupgradingitsfleetofBoeing787-8,787-9andAirbusA380swiththenewtechnologies.   Theupgradewillinvolvethereplacementofantennas,alongwiththeinstallationofnewmodems,wirelessaccesspoints(WAPs)andnewlinereplaceableunitsneededtoenable2Kuacrossthetargetedfleet.QatarAirwaysCEOAkbarAlBakerremarkedonbeingabletoprovidepassengerswith“anexcellentconnectivityexperiencewithGogo2Ku.”   "Havingaccesstotheinternet,andbeingconnectedandavailableiscriticalforpassengers,andthedemandforbandwidthwillonlyincrease,"AlBakersaid.   Qatar’sinvestmentinGogoistheairline’ssecondmajorconnectivityinvestmentinrecentyears,afterbecomingthefirstMiddleEasterncarriertostartoperatingwhatit describesas“SuperWi-Fi,”withInmarsat’sGXAviationconnectivityin2018.GXconnectivity,enabledbyHoneywell’sJetWavesatellitecommunicationshardware–whichincludesaMulti-ChannelSatellite(MCS)terminal,antennacontroller,modemandrouterhardware,andatail-mountedantennadualreceivers–isfeaturedacrossacombinedfleetof130AirbusA350sandBoeing777soperatedbyQatar.   AshiHoseini,managerofElectronicFlightBag(EFB)systemsattheairline,recently saidinaninterview with ViaSatellite thattheairlineisalsopayingcloseattentiontothefuturepotentialpromisedbylowearthorbit(LEO)satellitesandwouldliketoseetheiruseofconnectivityeventuallysupportartificialintelligenceandmachinelearningapplications.   Emirates,anothermajorMiddleEasterncarrieralsoknownforinvestinginthenewestconnectivity,madeanothertypeofacquisitioninDubaithisyear.EmiratesisadoptingGEAviation’selectronicFlightOperationsQualityAssurance(eFOQA)andFlightPulsedataanalyticsplatformsforitsA380andB777pilots.   GEdescribesFlightPulseasamobileapplicationthatusesaircraftdataand“smartanalytics”toenablepilotstoaccesstheirownflyingmetricsandtrends.Pilotscanseeandreviewsnapshotsoftheirperformanceattakeoff,cruise,landing,descentandascentatdifferenttimestoseewheretheycouldbesavingfuel.   TheeFOQAservicebeingadoptedbyEmiratesisdesignedtouse“flightdatageneratedbytheaircraftanditssystemsandappliesproprietarydatamanagementandanalyticstechnologytohelpEmiratesbettermanagetheirfleet,providingpreviouslyunavailableinsightintotheiroperations,”accordingtoGE.   “Wearekeenonhavingpilotsreviewtheirperformanceandbecomemoreactiveinachievingbestsafetystandardswhileoptimizingoperations,”saidCapt.HassanAlhammadi,DivisionalSeniorVicePresidentofFlightOperationsforEmirates.   BoeingalsoreceivedinterestforairlineinvestmentindigitalupgradesinDubaithisyear.SouthAfricanlowcostcarrierFlySafairsignedanagreementtojoinmorethan300otherairlinesusingBoeing’sMaintenancePerformanceToolbox.ThetechnologyisdescribedbyBoeingasanonlinesystemcapableofgeneratingtwoandthree-dimensional(3D)graphicaluserinterfaces,combinedwithadvanceddataminingandsearchcapabilities,toimprovethewayairlineslocateandaccessrelevantmaintenanceinformationon-demand.   Insidethecockpit,MiddleEastAirlines(MEA)selectedHoneywellAerospacetosupplyanintegratedavionicssuiteforitsnewpurchaseof11AirbusA321neos,fourA330neosandfourA321XLRs.MEA’snewAirbusfleetwillbeequippedwithHoneywell’sintegratedmulti-modereceiver,IntuVueRDR-40003Dweatherradar,PegasusIIflightmanagementsystemandenhancedgroundproximitywarningsystem.   Lebanon’sstate-runairlinewillalsoequipthenewaircraftwithanemergencylocatortransmitter(ELT)andtrafficcollisionavoidancesystemModeStransponderfromHoneywell.   “OuravionicsportfoliohelpsairlinescreateapathtowardsfutureEASAandFAAsafetymandatesandprovidespilotswithcrucialflightinformationinthemostefficientwaypossible.Thismakesiteasierforthemtoselectoptimalroutesandnavigateinclementweather,”saidRaghedTalih,theheadofHoneywell’sMiddleEastAerospacedivision.   On-boardconnectivityisalwayshighlyconcernedbyworldwideairlines.Underthisbackground,the2ndConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2020willbeheldonApril22nd-23rd,2020inShanghai,China,thecongresswashostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,supportedbyCOMAC ShanghaiAircraftDesignAndResearchInstitute,organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd.thecongresswillmainlyfocusedonin-flightconnectivetechnologiesandoperation.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Nov 27,2019
  • Accelerate the innovation of composite materials, help the development of China's civil aircraft industry——7th China Aeronautical Materials and Process Summit was successfully held in Beijing

    Inrecentyears,withthecontinuousdevelopmentoftheaviationindustry,advancedcompositematerialshavebeguntobeappliedonalargescaleintheaerospacefieldwiththeirhigh-performance,multifunctional andintelligentfeatures,andgraduallyappliedfrom thesubforce-bearingcomponenttomajorforce-bearingcomponent. Atthesametime,asabasicindustryofthenationaleconomy,policiesarealsopromotingthedevelopmentofcompositematerialsforaviation.Inthe"MediumandLong-termDevelopmentPlanforCivilAviationIndustry(2013-2020)"issuedbytheMinistryofIndustryandInformationTechnology,itisalsoemphasizedthatitisnecessarytostrengthenthedevelopmentofaviationmaterials,improvethedomesticaviationmaterialsystem,andfocusonthedevelopmentof keymaterialssuchascarbonfibercompositematerials,high-performancealuminum-lithiumalloys,andhigh-strengthsteel. Underthisbackground,7th ChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummitwassuccessfullyheldinBeijingfrom14th -15th,November.Morethan150expertsandscholarsfromtheindustrygatheredtogethertopromotethedevelopmentoftheaviationmaterialsindustry.Thesummitwas hostedby ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics andCivilAircraftMaterialsIndustryDevelopmentAlliance;organizedby Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. LIANG Enquan,directoroftheStandardizationandTechnical InnovationOfficeoftheStandardsMaterialsDepartmentofCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignandResearchInstitute,deliveredawonderfulspeechfromtheperspectiveofhisownexperience,hesharedwiththeparticipantstheselectionoftitaniumalloymaterialsforCOMAC’saircraft. Thetwo-daysummitattractedmorethan150expertsandscholarsfromtheindustry,60companiesparticipatedintheconference,15guestsgavewonderfulspeech,andshowedmanysuccessfulcasesandsolutions.We hopethatthroughthissummit,theparticipantswouldbeableto promoteexchangesandcooperationbetweenvariousunits. Itisreportedthatthe8thChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummitwillbeheldinBeijingnextNovember.Atthattime,itishopedthatmoreexpertsandscholarswillactivelyparticipateintheprocessofseekingmutualbenefitanddiscusstheindustrialdevelopmentstrategy.

    Nov 18,2019
  • Universal Avionics Offers New ‘Fly By Sight’ Navigation System for Business Aircraft

    LASVEGAS—ElbitSystems'UniversalAvionicsdebutedanew"FlyBySight"navigationsystemforbusinessaircraftattheNationalBusinessAviationAssociation's(NBAA)annualBusinessAviationConventionandExhibition(BACE)herelastweek.   Thesystemmergesthecompany'sClearVision™SkyLens™HeadWearableDisplay(HWD)andtheInteractiveFlightManagementSystem(i-FMS),whichUniversalAvionicsunveiledinJuneattheParisAirShow.   ThenewsystemisintunewiththethoughtsofavionicsanalystsinterviewedhereonfutureindustrytrendsandwithDrorYahav,theCEOofUniversalAvionics,whosaidthatthe"FlyBySight"systemreflectsthecompany'svisionthatthe"futureofflyingshouldbesimplified,automated,andmoreintuitive."   Yahavsaidthe"integrationbetweentheFMSandawearableHUDliketheSkyLenscangreatlyimprovethewaypilotsfly–reducingworkloadwhilemaintaininghighefficiencyandheightenedsituationalawareness."   UniversalAvionics"FlyBySight"istodecreaseapilot'shead-downtimeinhighworkloadenvironmentsthroughallowingthepilottoconductcriticalfunctionslikea"direct-to,runwaychangeorvector-to-finalviahead-uptechnologiesinsteadofrelyingonhead-downdisplays,"thecompanysaid."Thesystemisdesignedspecificallytomaketheseoperationsmoreintuitive,madefeasiblebyintegratingthehead-updisplaywithkeyFMSfunctionality."   UniversalAvionicssaidthe"FlyBySight"systemisthe"nextgeneration"inthecompany's"drivetoexpandHeadUpoperations,augmentingtherealworldthroughHeadUptechnologieswithLine-of-Sight(head-tracking)functionalitythatpilotscanusetoaccomplishhighlydemandingtasksduringcriticalphasesofflight."   Thecompanysaiditisoffering"FlyBySight"asaretrofitandanembeddedsolutionaspartofUniversalAvionics' integratedInsightClearVisioncockpitsolution.   Aflexible,software-based,openarchitecturesystem,i-FMSiscompatiblewithanumberofhardwareplatformsand"enablesnewconceptsinHuman-MachineInterface(HMI)suchasaugmentinghead-downdisplayswithClearVisionHead-UpDisplays(HUD)andHead-WearableDisplays(HWD),allowingpilotsto‘fly-by-sight,'"accordingtoUniversalAvionics.   Aclean-sheetdesign,i-FMS"tacklesoneofthemainchallengespilotsfacetodaywithFMSoperations;theneedtoproposechangestotheFMSduringcriticalphasesofflightsuchastakeoffandlanding,"thecompanysaid."Typically,duringthistimepilotsarerequiredtoshifttheirattentionfromoutsidethecockpitwindowtotheFMSdisplayunit–toreprogramtheFMSandvalidatethatchangesarecorrect–requiringlast-minuteupdatesandsignificanthead-downoperations.Thei-FMSallowspilotstoprojectwaypointsandinformationfromtheFMSontothereal-world,superimposedonUA’sHUDorSkyLens™HWD."   During April21st to22nd, 2020, the 9thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum2020 willbeheld in Shanghai. Theindustryexpertswillshare hottopicslike"IndustryDevelopmentHighlights–Virtualization,thedriveroffutureavionicssystemdevelopment", "IndustryFutureDevelopmentTrend-OptimizingMulti-coreProcessorsApplicationsinAvionics", "AutomatedRobotTestonCockpitAvionics".   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Nov 14,2019
  • MTU Aero Engines Develops And Operates A Unique Engine Assembly System

    Withthegearedturbofan(GTF),Pratt&WhitneyandMTUAeroEnginesarebuildingthemosteco-efficientpropulsionsystemcurrentlyavailableinthemarketplace.MTUnotonlycontributeskeyturbineandcompressortechnologiestothishighlyadvancedfamilyofengines,thecompanyisalsoresponsibleforfinalassemblyofonethirdofthePW1100G-JMgearedturbofansthatpowertheAirbusA320neo.   "Togearupfortheseengines,MTUhasdevelopedaninnovativefloor-basedlineassemblysystemandbuiltitupandputitintooperationatthecompany'sheadquartersinMunich,"explainsMTUChiefOperatingOfficerLarsWagner."Thesystem,whichisunparalleledworldwide,meetsthehighesttechnologicalstandardsandalsosatisfiesergonomicneeds."   ThecoreofMTU'sGTFproductionassemblylineisahighlyinnovative,remotelycontrolledfloor-basedtransportationsystemthat–thankstoitsmodulardesign–canbeflexiblyadaptedtoaccommodatetheindividualbuildstagesoftheengine."Thesystemwasintegratedintoanexistingbuilding,"saysUlrichPeters,SeniorVicePresident,Production.ThesystemprovidesforPW1100G-JMengineassemblytobeperformedinseveralworkstepsandallowsseveralenginesinvariousstagesofcompletiontobeassembledconcurrently.Peters:"Oncethefinalexpansionstagehasbeenreached,80employeeswillworkatthelineandassembleoneengineperday."ForMTU,thisgearedturbofanisthefirstcommercialengineeverassembledbythecompanyinits85-yearhistory.Thelinehasbeenupandrunningsincelate2016,andaround300engineshavemeanwhilelefttheMTUshop.Onaverage,20enginesarecompletedeverymonth.   Innovativefloor-basedlinesystem   Thein-housedevelopmenthadbecomenecessarysincetherewasnofinalassemblysystemonthemarketthatwouldhavesuitedMTU'sspecificneeds:Mostassemblylinesuseceiling-mountedhandlingfacilities–suchasthetwootherGTFassemblylinesoperatedbyPratt&WhitneyintheU.S."ForMTU,suchasystemwasnotaviableoptionasitlackstheflexibilityweneed,"explainsElmarStichlmair,ProjectManager,A320neoGTFIndustrializationandthebrainsbehindthesystem.AnotherimportantaspectforMTUwasthatthesystempermitsenginestobeinductedintoandremovedfromthelineinaflexiblemanner.   MTU'sassemblylinedoeswithoutcomplicatedoverheadcranestructures;insteaditreliesonafloor-basedsystem.Assemblyoftheenginesisautomated,withthelatestergonomicfindingsbeingtakenintoaccountandadvancedassemblytechnologiesanddigitaltoolsbeingused–andthereisvirtuallynopaperwork.SaysStichlmair:"Operationsheets,routingcards,assemblysteps–everythingislinkedandmappedindigitalform."Informationforoperatorsonindividualworkstepsandthestatusquoisdisplayedonscreens.   Mobilitywithpurpose-builtcarriers   Safetransportationonthegroundisensuredbyinnovativetransportcarts,whichhavealsobeendevelopedbyMTU'sexperts.Thefloor-basedtransportationsystem,orFBTSforshort,consistsof16individualcarrierswhichcanbecombinedasnecessaryandmovealongtheassemblyline.Stichlmair:"Eachofthecarriersisremotelycontrolledandcanmoveinanydirection.Thevehiclescanbecontrolledandoperatedindividuallyorinvariouscombinations."Enginescanbeinductedandremovedatanytime.   Oneofthebiggestchallengeswastomakesurethattheenginesaresecurelyfixedinplaceandcannotbedamaged,forexample,byexternalforcesactingonthemwhilebeingmoved.Thisproblemwassolvedbyanenginesupportsystemspecificallydesignedforthepurposethateliminatesexternalforces100percentatanytime.Thecompactcontrolunitmeetsallsafetyrequirements.Thecontrolmodulesfortheindividualcarriersarefullysynchronizedandinteractwithoneanother.   Smartproduction   Examplesofsmartelementsasregardsdigitalizationandautomationincludeacompletelysystem-controlledinductiveheatingsystemforpreciselocalheatingofthecomponentspriortojoining,anefficientandsystem-basedcompletenesscheckviatabletcomputeraswellasadigitallycontrolledbarcodescanningsystemfortighteningboltedconnectionsthatguidesoperatorsstepbystepandpreventsincorrectmanualsettings.Theadvantageisthatboltedconnectionsarethustightenedwithutmostprecisionandinatorque-controlledandautomatedmanner.   MTU'sfloor-basedfinalassemblysystemhasgreatpotential:Itisbeingconsistentlyfurtherdevelopedandmodifiedtoreflectthelateststate-of-the-art.Ifrequired,thesystemcaneasilybescaledtoaccommodateotherenginetypes.Anditalsolendsitselfforuseinenginerepair.   During March25th to26th, 2020,the5thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum willbeheldin Shanghai.TheleadingaeroengineOEMswillsharehottopicslike“JointdesignideaofpowersystemintegrationforCR929longrangecommercialaircraft”, “greenandlowemissionaero-enginenewtechnologyR&Dandfutureapplication”,“intelligentmanufacturingproductionlineconstructionandpopularizationofaero-engineprecisionforgingblankblade”,“challengesofnewvarietiessuperalloyandadvancedpreparationtechnologiesdevelopment”.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Nov 14,2019
  • New Flight Tracking Privacy Measures Commended by US Business Aviation

    AninfluentialUSbusinessaviationgroupisapplaudingtheFederalAviationAdministration(FAA)fordevelopingaplantoallowareal-timeflight-trackingopt-outforoperatorsthathaveequippedtheiraircraftwithAutomaticDependentSurveillance-Broadcast(ADS-B)equipment,whichwillberequiredtooperateinmostUSairspacefromJanuary1,2020.   BusinessaircraftoperatorsareconcernedbecauseADS-BOuttransponders–whichareusedtobroadcastaircraftidentification,position,altitudeandvelocitytootheraircraft,aswellastoairtrafficcontrol(ATC)–linktoaircraftregistries.Anyoneusinginexpensive,commerciallyavailableradioscancapturethesewirelessATCcommunications,andflight-trackingwebsitesusethisdatatopubliclydisseminateinformationonaircraftmovements.Operatorsworrythatbadactorscouldusethisinformationtotrackgovernmentandbusinessleadersandcommitactsofcorporateespionage,extortionorterrorism.   Inarelatedmovetoensureoperatorsecurityandprivacy,theFAAsaiditwillestablishnewterms-of-serviceagreementswithaircrafttrackingserviceprovidersthatwilllimitthesharingofaircraftdata,ifoperatorswanttooptoutfromhavingtheirflightinformationbroadcastovertheInternet.Thenewtermsofserviceareexpectedtogointoeffectbyyear’send.   ThesenewprivacyandsecuritydevelopmentswereannouncedbytheFAAduringtheNationalBusinessAviationAssociation(NBAA)FlightPlannersSummitinLasVegas.   UnderPhase1oftheso-called“PrivacyICAOAddress(PIA)Program,”whichisexpectedtobeinplacebyJanuary1,2020,theFAAwillsetupawebportaltoacceptrequestsfromoperatorsthatwishtoblockreal-timeADS-Bpositionandidentificationinformationfortheiraircraft.Theseoperatorswillbeissuedanalternative,temporaryInternationalCivilAviationOrganization(ICAO)aircraftaddress,whichwillnotbeconnectedtotheiraircraftinformationintheFAAAircraftRegistry.   InPhase2,whichisexpectedtostartinmid-2020,thePIAprogrammewillbetransitionedtothird-partyserviceproviders.OnlyexternalorganisationsvettedbytheFAA(e.g.lawenforcement)willbeabletoreverse-look-upthetrueidentityofanaircraft.   NBAApresidentandchiefexecutiveEdBolensaid:“We’repleasedtheFAAhasrespondedpositivelytoADS-Bprivacyconcernsofoperators,whichNBAAhasraisedinnumerousgovernment/industryforums,includingwiththeNextGenAdvisoryCommittee.Untilnow,thelackofaprivacysolutionhasbeenadisincentiveforsomeoperatorstoequipwithADS-B.Nooneshouldhavetosurrendertheirprivacyandsecurityjustbecausetheyboardanairplane.”   HeidiWilliams,NBAA’sdirectorofairtrafficservicesandinfrastructure,said:“RetainingprivacyafterequippingwithADS-BOutensuresthattheaircraftisn’ttransmittinginformationthatcanbetrackedbacktotheregistry.ThiswillencouragethoseoperatorsthathavenotalreadyequippedtheiraircraftwithADS-Btodoso,whichwillhelpexpediteaircrafthandlingaspartoftheFAA’sNext-Generation(NextGen)airtrafficmanagementsystem.”   Regardingthenewterms-of-serviceagreementswithaircrafttrackingserviceproviders,BolenthankedtheFAAforeffectivelypartneringtoproduceanoutcomethatstrikesanappropriatebalancebetweenpreservingprivacyandsecurity,andmakingaircraftdataavailable.“ThissolutionreconfirmsNBAA’slong-standingcommitmenttoprotectingprivacyandmitigatingsecuritythreats,includingcorporateespionage,forbusinessaircraftoperators.”   Previously,operatorswishingtoblockthedisplayoftheiraircraftdatacouldsubmitaBlockAircraftRegistryRequest(BARR).ThatprogrammehasbeenrenamedtheLimitingAircraftDataDisplayed(LADD)programme,andaircrafttrackingvendorsmustnow:   Demonstratetheirabilitytoblockdisplayofaircraftdatafromtheirpublicdisplaysystems. Blockfrompublicdisplayaircraftregistrationnumbers,callsignsorflightnumbersincludedontheFAA-providedLADD(block)list. NotdisplayhistoricaldataforanyaircraftregistrationorcallsignwhiletheaircraftisincludedintheLADDlist. IftheFAAdeterminesthatavendorhaswillfullyviolatedthesetermsofservice,theagencymaysuspendorstopprovidingdatatothevendor. OperatorsthatdonotwishtohavetheiraircraftdatasharedcansubmitLADDrequests. Operatorscanrequesteither“FAAsourceblocking,”inwhichaircraftdataislimitedtoFAAuseonly,or“subscriberblocking,”inwhichflightdataisonlymadeavailabletoselectvendors.   “We’vebeeneagertoseetheFAAupdateitstermsofagreementtodefinewhat‘historicaldata’means,”saidWilliams.“Thenewtermsofservicealsoimprovetheabilityofoperatorstomanagetheiraircraftdata.ByestablishingadedicatedLADDwebpage,operatorscansubmitablockingrequestanddecidewhethertoblockallvendorsorspecifyanallowedvendor.”   TheLADDprogrammewasdevelopedinresponsetoFAAreauthorizationlegislationlanguagethatcallsupontheagencytoupdateitsdatapoliciestoensureoperators’righttoprivacywhenusingtheATCsystem.   Flighttrackingdatabecameavailablein1991,whentheFAAestablishedtheAircraftSituationalDisplaytoIndustry(ASDI)programmefortheairlines.In1997,NBAA,theFAAandASDIvendorsbegandevelopingtheBARRsystemtohelpprotecttheprivacyofgeneralaviationoperators.   Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril16th-17th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,supportedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Nov 12,2019
  • More Satisfaction, More Loyalty——Civil Aviation Customer Loyalty Management 2019 was successfully held in Shanghai

    CivilAviation CustomerLoyaltyManagement2019wassuccessfullyheldinShanghaionOctober 30th-31st.Theconferencewashostedby ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,andCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnology Sub-committeeofCSAA;organizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerService Co.,Ltd.,CivilAviationUniversityofChinaandGalleon(Shanghai)Consulting Co.,Ltd. XUQinghong, ViceChairmanofShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,DeputyDirectoroftheScience andTechnologyCommissionofCOMAC,deliveredthe openingspeech.Hesaidthat withtheadventofthedigitalmarketingeraandthechangingenvironmentofthe airtransportmarket,loyaltyprogramshavebecomeanimportantsourceof increasedauxiliaryrevenueforairlines.Thisforumwillenhancethetravel experienceoftheairlinesandmakecustomersmoreloyalasakeystrategic issue.Allpartieswilljointlyexploretheroadofcivilaviationrevenue growth,plantogether,developandinnovate,andmakewhatweshoulddoforthe progressoftheworldcivilaviationindustry. SHENChenyi,General ManagerofGlobalLuggageControlCenterofChinaEasternAirlinesCo.,Ltd., sharedthe innovationandpracticeofChinaEasternAirlinesinbaggagetransportation.The BMSsystembuiltbyChinaEasternAirlinescoversthethreemajorscenariosof passengerexperience,baggagetransportationandbaggagecontrol.Atpresent, theimplementationofRFIDtechnologyandtheuseofRFIDtotrackthewhole processofbaggageisthenextclearimplementationplanofChinaEastern Airlines.Inaddition,ChinaEasternAirlines'passive electronicbaggagetagisnowdesignedtomakepassengerluggagemore lightweightandenvironmentallyfriendly.Hesaidthattheexperienceofbaggage servicewillbewarmlywelcomedbypassengers.ChinaEasternAirlinesis continuouslyimprovingcustomersatisfactionandgivingbackcustomerloyalty throughtheseinnovationsandexperiences. Morethan130leadingexpertsfrom domesticandforeignairlines,institutions,consultingcompanies,travel experienceserviceprovidersandbigdata,tourism,technologydevelopers, financialservicesandotherrelatedorganizationsattendedtheforumtoanalyze passengerdataandenhancepassengerexperience.In-depthdiscussionofhot topicsintheindustry,suchaspassengerdata analysis,passengerexperienceimprovement,andprecisemarketingstrategy. The guestsfullyexpressed theirwillingnesstousetheCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForumas aplatformtoconveytheindustry'scutting-edgeinformationthrough conferences,strengthenthebrandbuildingandmarketingstrategiesofeach airlinethroughexchangeandlearning,andprovidesupportfortherapid developmentofthecivilaviationindustry.Itisexpectedthatmoreexperts willjoininnextyeartopromotetheprogressanddevelopmentofcivilaviation customer loyalty managementindustry.

    Nov 4,2019
  • Novel 3D-Composite Material for Aerospace Reducing the Weight of Details by 20% Developed in NUST MISIS

    Scientistsfromthe NationalUniversity ofScienceandTechnologyMISIS,ledbyProfessor AlexandrGromov developedamethodof3D-printingofalumomatrix(aluminum-based)compositematerialswithceramicfillers(aluminumoxideandnitride).TheresearchwasconductedintheframeworkoftheprojectoftheRussianScienceFoundation.Theuseofadditivetechnologiesallowedincreasingthestrengthoftheresultingpowdermaterialsby20%. "For3D-printingofaluminumdetails,so-calledsilumins(alloysofaluminumwithsilicon,inparticular,thecompoundAl-Si-10Mg)aremainlyusedasrawmaterials,"AlexanderGromovcomments. "However,thedemandsoftheaerospaceindustryaregrowing,andscientistsarenowactivelysearchingfornewcompositionsofalumomatrixcomposites(includingdopedones)toobtaindetailswithimprovedperformance(strength,hardness,resistancetocracking)andlowcost,comparedtoalloysthatcontainrareearthelements." Theannualgrowthrateoftheglobalmarketofadditivetechnologiesexceeds100%.Thiscanbeexplainedbytheadvantagesofadditivetechnologiesformetalscomparedtotraditionalindustrialtechnologies:casting,powdermetallurgyetc.Thisincludestheabilitytocreatecomplex3D-details,reducetheweightofthedetailbyoptimizingthedesign,increasethestrengthofthedetails,aswellasthetechnologyforfastandsituationalproductionofsmall-scaledetailsofcomplexshape.Oneofthemostpopulardirectionsisthedevelopmentofmethodsof3D-aluminumprintingforaerospace. Inthiscase,themaintaskofmaterialscientistsistoreducethedetailweightwhilemaintainingthestrengthcharacteristics.Nowadays,themetalprimarilyusedinaircraftistitanium.Itisadurable,corrosion-andload-resistantmaterial,theonlysignificantdisadvantageofwhichisthehighdensity,5.4g/mm.Lightweightandductilealuminumatthesametimehasadensityof2.7g/mm,thatis,itistwiceaslight.However,itisfarlessstrongthantitanium.Scientistsareactivelylookingforwaystostrengthenaluminum. "Wemanagedtoincreasethestrengthofaluminumpowdersduetohardeningceramicadditivesdirectlyintheprocessof3D-printing.Previously,itwasbelievedthatobtainingsuchcompositesonprinterssuchasSLMisimpossible.However,thegroupwasabletocreateexperimentalsamplesofthenewpowdermaterialonaconventionalprinterSLM-280HL,i.e.usingselectivelasermelting,"ProfessorGromovadds. Theproposedmethodsallowincreasingtheflexibilityofdesign,reducingtheproductiontimeoffunctionalprototypes,reducingtheweightoftheresultingdetailsby10-20%. AsnotedbyAndreyArnautov,DeputyDirectorfornewprojects,UCRusal,"NUSTMISISscientistshavecomeclosetotherealizationofthelong-standingdreamofaluminumproducers:thefullreplacementoftitaniumwithaluminumcomposites.Manyresearchershaveworkedontheproblemofproducinglightweightanddurablealuminumcompositesbytraditionalmetallurgicalmethods,buttheteamledbyProfessor AlexanderGromov hasmovedevenfurtherandisworkingongrowinga3D-detailfrominnovativepowders." WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenand matureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities. Underthisbackground,7thAnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th-15thinBeijing. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Oct 29,2019
  • 4th Aero Electromechanics China 2019 Successfully Held in Nanjing

    The“4thAeroElectromechanicsChina2019” wassuccessfullyheldinNanjing fromOctober22ndto23rd.Theforumwith"intelligentelectromechanics,imagine thefuture"asthetheme,hostedbytheChineseSocietyofAeronautics andAstronautics,AVICNanjingEngineeringInstituteofAircraftSystems,OrganizedbyAviationKeyLaboratoryofScienceandTechnologyonAeroElectromechanicalSystemIntegration,Co-organizedbyAVICShaanxiAeroElectricCo.,Ltd.,JiangsuSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,AviationKeyLaboratoryScienceandTechnologyonAerospacePowerSystems,Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Atthebeginningoftheforum,YANGLiang,theDeputyDirectorofGeneralAdministrationDepartmentofCSAA,presidedovertheopeningceremonyofthisforum.LIUGaozhuo,HonoraryChairmanofCSAA,deliveredtheopeningspeechoftheforum,andJIAOYusong,GeneralManagerofAVICNanjingEngineeringInstituteofAircraftSystems,deliveredthewelcomespeech. Dr.XUGuangdong,ChiefEngineer,AircraftElectronicandControlIntegrationDivisionofCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignandResearchInstitute Intheeraofindustry4.0,artificialintelligenceisoneofthepowerenginesfortheintelligentdevelopmentofallindustriesintheworld.Thisreformhasundoubtedlypenetratedintoallaspectsofcivilaviation.Ontheforum,DoctorXUDongguang,ChiefEngineerofAircraftElectronicandControlIntegrationDivisionofCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignandResearchInstitute,pointedoutthatintelligentflightwillbringprofoundchangestotheoperationofcommercialaircraft,improveflightsafety,flightefficiencyandprocess.Butatpresent,therearestillsomeproblemsinthedevelopmentofIntelligentFlightofcommercialaircraft,suchastheconflictbetweentheapplicationofartificialintelligenceandtheexistingairworthinesstermsandcivilaircraftsupervisionsystem,andtheobstaclesinupgradingtheintelligentsystemoftheexistingsystem.. IntheafternoonofOctober23rd,theguestswenttovisittheStateKeyLaboratory ofNanjingUniversityofAeronauticsandAstronautics.The5thAeroElectromechanicsChinaisscheduledtobeheldinOctober2021,moredetailsofforumpleasepayattentiontothefollow-upreport.

    Oct 28,2019
  • Raytheon And WEYTEC to Develop New Air Traffic Controller Workstation

    RaytheonhasteamedupwithWEYTechnologytoco-developanairtrafficcontrollerworkstationnamedMulti-platformATCRe-hostingSolution(MARS).   TheRaytheon-WEYTECteamplanstoreplaceRaytheon’sStandardTerminalAutomationReplacementSystem(STARS)withthenewtechnology.   ManyUSairtrafficcontrollerscurrentlyuseSTARStooffersafeaircraftspacingandsequencingguidance.   Thenewtechnologywillincorporatedifferentflight-criticalapplicationssuchasweather,surveillance,flightandairportdataontotouchscreensforbetterairspacemanagement.   RaytheonIntelligence,InformationandServicesvice-presidentMattGilligansaid:“Astheskiesgrowmorecrowded,controllersneedthebesttechnologytoefficientlymanagetheairspace.   “NotonlywillMARSworkstationsmaketheirjobseasier,theywillmaketheworld’sairspacesystemsafer.”   WEYGroupchairmanoftheboardArminKlinglersaid:“Ourintegratedkeyboard,videoandmouseswitchsolutionsareautonomous,scalableandIP-based,whichmakesthemidealforcomplexmultiscreenworkplaceslikethosefoundinairtrafficcontrolmanagement.”   Afewyearsago,theUSFederalAviationAdministration(FAA)awardeda$135mcontracttoRaytheontoimplementSTARSat22airports.   STARSprovidesbettersafetyandcapacitymanagementpossibilitiesforterminalautomationinthecommercialanddefencesegmentsofairports.   ThisMarch, RaytheonreachedanagreementwithairtrafficcommunicationsanddatasolutionsproviderFrequentis todeployremotevirtualtowertechnology(RVTs),aimedataugmentingcivilairportoperationsacrosstheUS.   RVTsusevideo-basedairtrafficservicesandsupportcivilairportsofallsizesandcomplexity.   InMaylastyear, RaytheoncollaboratedwithUS-basedOntarioInternationalAirportAuthority tostartconstructionofahangartoaccommodateitsflyingmulti-programmetestbedaircraft.   Underthisbackground,the2nd InternationalSymposiumonAirTrafficManagementforCivilAviation willbeheldonApril16th-17th,2020 in Beijing,thesummitwashostedbyTechnicalCommitteeofAvionicsandAirTraffificManagement,CSAA,supportedbyAirTrafficManagementBureauofChinaCivilAviationAdministration,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonintelligenceairtrafficmanagementincludingnewtechnologies.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Oct 31,2019
  • Lufthansa Technik Merges Nature And Tech in VVIP Jet Design

    Designforthenextgenerationofhighnetworthindividuals(HNWIs)requiresmergingnaturewithhigh-tech,LufthansaTechnik’sconsumerstudiesfind.ThecompanyhasembracedtheseprinciplesintwowelcomingenvironmentsforVVIPjets:theSkyRetreat,whichwasrecentlyintroducedattheMonacoYachtShow,andNature’sTouch,acabinconceptwhichhaswonaRedDotdesignaward.   “Welookedatthe‘generationofheirs’(25-40yearsold)astargetcustomersandinvestigatedwhatisimportanttothisgenerationandwhattheyvalue.Theirexpectationshavechangedconsiderablycomparedtothetraditionalcustomersofthepast15years,”WielandTimm,LufthansaTechnikheadofsalesVIP&specialmissionaircrafttellsRunwayGirlNetwork.   “Natureandtheprotectionofnatureweremajoraspects.Furthermore,theyrequiretheopportunitytotravelcomfortablyandcasually,hencethebeachclubatmosphereandthespaciouscabindesigninbothconcepts.Thefinalpointofourconceptwastherequirementforthelatesttechnologyandfeaturesrelatingtoentertainmentandcommunicationanddiscreetlyincorporatingtheseintothedesign.”   IntheopenlayoutSkyRetreatcabin,themulti-functioncenterconsolecanserveasabuffettable,adigitalgamecentreoratouch-surfaceDJstation.   TheNature’sTouchcabin,meanwhile,blendstheaestheticsofeastandwest.Bambooinspiresthedesign,whichalsofeaturessmart-surfacewindowsandalargeroll-upOLEDinflightentertainmentscreen.   Otherappliedtechnologieswhicharecoretobothdesignsincludeadvancedlightingandsoundsystems,whichcombinetoofferanadaptableambiancewhichadjuststothemoodandactivitiesofpassengersonboard.   ThefocusforLufthansaTechnikwastocreatecomfortable,soothing,familiarenvironmentsforHNWIsandtheircompanions.   “OurconceptsarebasedontheaircrafttypesACJandBBJaswellasthenewA220LRforSkyRetreat.Forprivatepeople,thesecabinsizesareusedmostlyforprivateneeds,meaningthatfamilyandfriendstraveltogether.Thefamiliesareonlysupportedbyafewstaff–butler,etc,”explainsTimm.   Itisforthisreasonthatalayoutthatbothsupportscommunicationandcanbeusedflexiblyisrequired.“ThisisespeciallynoticeableinourSkyRetreat,wherewehavedifferentapplicationsinthescene.Amplespaceisthereforenecessaryforflexibleusage,”hesays.   AnotherpriorityforthenextgenerationofHNWIsisthattheircabinenvironmentsbehealthy,withfeatureslikelightingthatfightsfatigue,oxygenshowers,lowercabinaltitude,andelementsthatallowforhealthyfoodpreparation.   LufthansaTechnikhaspreviouslyincorporatedthesedesignprinciplesforlargerVVIPaircraftinitsWelcomeHomeA350concept,aflyingapartmentthatoffersroomforrest,productivity,familygathering,exerciseandspatreatments.   LufthansaTechnikalsoappealstothisdemographicbyusingrecyclablematerialsinthecabin,creatingflexiblefurnishingswhichcanbeadaptedtorequirements,andcabinmanagement,communication,andentertainmentsystemsthatkeeppacewiththelatesttechnologytrendsontheground.   Incorporatingnaturalmaterialsandrecyclablematerialsindesigncontributestothefeelingofpassengerwell-beinginthespace,butrequiresresearchanddevelopment.   “Thechallengeisensuringthatthematerialsmeettherequirementsforstrengthincabinconstruction,agoodappearanceintermsofaestheticsanddesign,andareapprovedbyglobalauthorities;e.g.,firetest,”Timmsays.“Ourexpertshavethereforedevelopedthemalotinordertomakethesepresentedcabinconceptspossible.”   Fewcanaffordtoflyonthislevel,butoncemanyofthesealternativematerialsandtechnologiesarecertifiedforVVIPjets,thereisabetterchancethattheycouldbeincorporatedincommercialairlinecabins.   Underthisbackground,the9thChinaAviationIndustrySummit2019  willbeheldonOctober13th-14th,2019 in Shanghai,thesummitwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,ShanghaiAircraftAirworthinessCertificationCenterofCivilAviationofChina,ShanghaiAircraftDesign&ResearchInstitute,ShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCo.,Ltd,ChinaAeronauticalRadioElectronicsResearchInstituteandAVICSAMRI,supportedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CommercialAircraftCorporationofChina,Ltd,ChinaAirTransportAssociationandBAOWU,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonthetopicssuchas howtobalancenewaircraftlaunchandreliablesafetyflight,theapplicationofnewtechnologies,airworthinesscertification,flighttestingandaircraftselection.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Oct 25,2019
  • Flexible Composite Platform Developed for Aircraft Brackets

    Aircraftinteriorssupplier,SafranCabinisworkingwithVictrextoqualifyanewthermoplasticcompositepart.Thepartnersaredesigningaflexibleplatformtocutplanningandtime-to-marketofmultiplebrackets,withthefirstprojectbeingahybridovermouldedaircraftcabinbracketmadeofVictrexAE250 carbonfibrePAEK(polyaryletherketone)compositeandPEEK(polyetheretherketone)polymer. Polymerspecialist,Victrexisprovidingthematerial,processandtoolingexpertiserequiredtorealiseversatiledesignfeatureswhileSafranCabinisprovidingexpertiseindesignandmanufacturingtoensureapplicabilityinaerospaceserviceandcertificationenvironments. “Weneedtorespondtomanydemandsforaircraftbracketsandsimilarstructuralparts,witheachcasehavingmanyloading,constraintandexposureconditions,”saidTylerSmithson,R&TengineeratSafranCabin.“Thekeytosuccessistodevelopaflexiblecompositeplatformthatcanbeusedformultipleprojects,loweringourpartcountanddesigncomplexity,cuttingtime-to-market,speedingtime-to-revenue.” VictrexandSafranCabinareusinganinnovativetechniquewherebyAE250thermoplasticcompositeisovermouldedwithPEEKhigh-performancepolymer.Thishybridovermouldingtechniqueisascalable,repeatabletechnologywithpotentialtohelpcommercialaerospacecustomersreducescraprates,acceleratecycletimes,achievepartsconsolidation,andreducethenumberofsecondaryoperations.AccordingtoVictrex,stringenttestingandqualificationworkhaveindicatedthatstructuralaircraftpartsproducedfromAE250viahybridovermouldingcanwithstandhighlevelsofmechanicalstress. Drivingfutureaerospacedesign SafranCabin’sdesignprocessfocusedondefiningpartsandmouldsadaptableformultiplebrackets,withthegoalofachievingafamilyofdesignscompatiblewiththesamemould.Thisinvolvedestablishingacostandweightadvantagewhileconsideringtheflexibilityoftheplatformtobeusedinvariousapplications. Followingtheinitialdesignphase,mould-fillingandstructuralsimulationmethodswerecombinedwithvariousphysicaltestingtechniquestoidentifyandmitigatenewtechnologyfailuremodesandtostreamlineinjectionmouldingmanufacturingandcostconstraints.Criticalcharacterisationswererefinedandaproductive,repeatabledesignprocessdeveloped. Theinitialprototypebracketswereproducedat Tri-MackPlasticsManufacturingCorporation,andaccordingtothepartners theprototypecompositeshaveshownupto20%costsavings,50%weightsavingsandafive-timesimproved‘buy-to-fly’ratiocomparedtotheoriginalaluminiumpart.Thebracketisscheduledforfinaltestingandqualificationofproductionparts,withaplantoputthecompositebracketinservicelaterthisyear. WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenand matureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities. Underthisbackground, 7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldon November14th -15th in Beijing. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Oct 15,2019
  • AVIC Airborne System Common Technology Co., Ltd. is Inaugurated in Yangzhou, China

    China'selectromechanicalsystemhasbecomeaconsensusbehindthedevelopmentofaircrafttechnology.Atpresent,Chinaisincreasingitsinvestmentinresearchanddevelopmentoftheaviationelectromechanicalindustry. OnJuly31,AVICAirborneSystemCommonTechnologyCo.,Ltd.wasofficiallyinauguratedinYangzhou,JiangsuProvince.TheestablishmentofAVICAirborneSystemCommonTechnologyCo.,Ltd.andthesigningofaseriesofagreementsmarkedtheairborneofChina'saviationindustryandYangzhouCityandrelateduniversities.Thecooperationhasenteredanewstage,andtheaviationandelectromechanicalindustrywillbeatastrategicdevelopmentperiod. Underthisbackground,the4thAeroElectromechanicsChinawillbeheldinNanjingfromOctober22ndto23rd.Over300domesticandforeignOEMs,electromechanicalsystems,subsystems,componentsuppliersandelectromechanicalsystemsresearchinstitutionswillbebroughttogethertopromotetheprogressanddevelopmentofthecivilaircraftelectricalsystemindustry. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Oct 15,2019
  • Air France Works With Safran to Improve A320 Stowages

    AirFranceisthelaunchairlineforSafranCabin’slatestECOSluggagecompartments,havingplacedanordertoequipitsA320andA321single-aisleshortandmedium-haulaircraftwiththesystems.Intotal,AirFranceplanstograduallyequip40A320sand11A321sonitsdomesticandEuropeannetworkwith1,342ofthenewluggagecompartmentsbetweenSeptember2020andSeptember2022–atasksimplifiedasinstallationoftheECOSsystemdoesnot requireanyaircraftmodifications. TheECOS(EfficientCabinOpenSpace)systemisclaimedtoofferupto60%morestoragecapacitythantheluggagerackscurrentlyfittedtotheairline’sA320fleet,partlybecauseit offers‘onedge’luggagestowagewiththewheelsattheback.ForanA320,thecabinluggagecapacitygoesfrom104bagsto166,andfrom113to192foranA321. Thesystemconsistsofnewbins,ceilingandcovepanelsthatprovidealowershelfheighttoeaseloadingandimprovevisibilityintothecompartments,andeasytoreachdoorswhichdonotencroachintothecabinaisle. “AirFrancewillbethefirstairlinetooffertheseinnovativeluggagecompartments.Theywillenableustomeetthehighexpectationsofourcustomerswishingtotravelwithcabinbagsonlytosavetimeduringtheirtrip”,saidCatherineVillar,SVPofcustomer experienceatAirFrance.“Boardingwillbesmootherandfaster,bothforthemandforourcrews.Thisrepresentsasignificantimprovementincomfortandoperationalefficiency.” Underthisbackground,the9thChinaAviationIndustrySummit2019willbeheldonNovember 13th-14th,2019 in Shanghai,thesummitwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA,ShanghaiAircraftAirworthinessCertificationCenterofCivilAviationofChina,ShanghaiAircraftDesign&ResearchInstitute,ShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCo.,Ltd,ChinaAeronauticalRadioElectronicsResearchInstituteandAVICSAMRI,supportedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,CommercialAircraftCorporationofChina,Ltd,ChinaAirTransportAssociationandBAOWU,thesummitwillmainlyfocusedonthetopicssuchas howtobalancenewaircraftlaunchandreliablesafetyflight,theapplicationofnewtechnologies,airworthinesscertification,flighttestingandaircraftselection. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Oct 18,2019
  • American Airlines Pushes Deeper Into Australia With Revamped Qantas Loyalty Partnership

    Freshoffofnewsthat itspartnershipwithLATAMisontherocks,AmericanAirlinesisinvestingheavierinanotherregion:Australia.AmericanandQantas,theflagcarrierofAustralia,doubleddownthisweekonaloyaltypartnershiptobetterrewardfrequentflyersonbothsidesoftheaisle. BothcarriersarealreadymembersoftheOneworldalliance,aninternationalgroupofairlinesthatparticipatesinarangeofcodeshare,loyalty,andoperatingpartnerships.Butlikemanyrelationshipsinthealliance,loyaltybetweenthetwoairlinesiscomplicated.Untilthisweek,itwasn’tpossibleforafrequentflyerononecarriertoflyontheotherandearnfullelitequalifyingmilesacrossallclassesofservice.NowAmericanandQantasareannouncingthatforeverymileflownontheothercarrier,passengerswillearnelitequalifyingmilesona1:1basis. Improvementshavealsobeenmadeforthoseflyinginbusinessclassonpartnerflights.Insomecases,passengersininternationalFirstorBusinesscabinswillearnuptofourtimesmoreawardmileswhileelitequalifyingmilebonusesinmanycaseswilldouble. Beyondthefrequentflyerbenefitsannouncedinthisweek,therearealsocodesharelaunchescomingdowntheline.QantasisnowlettingAmericancodeshareonfivenewflightsbetweenNorthAmericaandAustralia.Thiscomesontopof27routesonwhichthetwocarriersarecollaboratinginbetweenthetwocontinents.American,moreover,isallowingQantastocodeshareon28additionaldomesticroutes,expandingtheAustralianairline’sofficialreachintheUnitedStatestoover100destinations. FulldetailsoftheupcomingchangesareavailableontheAmerican-QantasearningpageupdatedthisweekbyAmericanAirlines,butnotably,innoscenariowillafrequentflyerearnfewerawardorelitemilesmovingforward.Theearningimprovementsalsocuriously contradictamovemadein2017 tocutearningsforfrequentflyersbetweenthecarriers.Atthattime, somespeculated thatthecarriersmadethatdecisiontoillustratethevalueofthepartnershipbetweenAmericanandQantasanditsimpactontravelers. Indeed,muchofthisrelationshipisaproductofanewjointventureforgedbetweenAmericanandQantas.AfterseveralyearsinthebackwatersoftheAmericanlegalsystem,thejointventureproposedbyAmericanandQantas finallygottentativeapproval earlierthissummer. Thedealwentthrough inJuly. Aspartofthatapproval,theDepartmentofTransportationhasaskedAmericanandQantastoevaluatewhetherthepartnershipisadverselyaffectingthecompetitivemarketbetweenNorthAmericaandAustralia.Butthatevaluationcomesonlyaftersevenyears.Inthemeantime,frequentflyerscanhopefullyreapthebenefits. Underthisbackground,theCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019 willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheldon October 30th -31st,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Oct 12,2019
  • 10th Civil Aircraft Industry International Forum and 8th China Aerospace Propulsion Technology Forum was Successfully Held in Xi 'an

    10thCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForumand8thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyFourm2019were successfullyheldinXi’an,ShaanxiProvincefrom26thto27thSeptember,2019.ThisforumwashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronautics&Astronautics,OrganizedbyAVICXACCommercialAircraftCo.,Ltd.,ShanghaiShangfeiAircraftEquipmentManufacturingCo.,Ltd.,Co-organziedbyTheAdministrativeCommitteeofXi’anYanliangNationalAviationHi-TechIndustrialBase,AECCXi’anAero-EngineLtd.,NorthwesternPolytechnicalUniversityandGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. WangAng, theDeputyDirectorofFormerMinistryofAviationIndustry,HonoraryChairmanoftheforum, deliveredtheopeningspeech.WangChengkuan,PresidentofAVICXACCommercialAircraftCO.,Ltd. andDuChongzhuang,DeputyDirectorofthe AdministrativeCommitteeofXi’anYanliangNationalAviationHi-TechIndustrialBase,deliveredwelcomingspeechestotheforum together. Aviationindustryis anationalstrategicpillarindustry.Itisnotonlythedrivingforceofeconomy,butalsothestatussymbolofdevelopedcountriesandtheembodimentofnationalstrength.Attheforum,ShiJingmin,DeputyFormerCounselor,DepartmentofEquipmentIndustryofMinistryofIndustryandInformationTechnologyofthePRCandDeputyDirectorScientificandTechnologicalAdvisoryCommitteeChineseSocietyofAeronautics&Astronautics,madeapolicyinterpretationfortheparticipants.Shesaid, atpresent, theR&D,design,manufacturing,assembly,testing,flighttest,maintenanceandotheraviationindustrysystemiscomplete inChina.Civilaviationairworthinesscertificationcapacityisalsoconstantlyimproving,buttheapplicabilityofgeneralaviationneedstobeimproved,thisyear,theCAAChasissuedalotofpoliciestopromotethedevelopmentofgeneralaviationindustry,improvetheregulatorysystem. Ontheotherhand,Chinaisconstantlystrengtheninginternationalexchangesandcooperation,embracingtheworldwithanopenattitude.Asearlyas2010,ChinahasjoinedtheWTOandhasfriendlycontactswithothercountries.Inrecentyears,Chinahasalsoimplementedanopenpolicytotheoutsideworldandliberalizedmarketaccessintheaviationindustry. SHIJingmin,DeputyDirectorofScientificandTechnologicalAdvisoryCommitteeofChineseSocietyofAeronautics&Astronautics 10thCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForumand8thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyFourm2019attractednearly400delegatesfromgovernments,organizations,institutes,universities,OEMs,PartsSuppliers,AeroEngineManufacturersandmediaetc,andithostednearly33domesticandforeignspeakerswhodeliveredkeynotespeeches.Participantsspokefreelyandjointlyexploredtheroadofinnovationanddevelopmentofthecivilaircraftindustryontheforum. Throughthisplatformcreatedagoodenvironmentfortechnologicalexchange,cooperativeinnovationanddevelopment,servingtheindustryandeconomic. Itisreportedthatthe11thCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForumwillbeorganized by AVICShenyangAircraftCorporation.ItisscheduledtobeheldinShenyanginSeptember2020.Formoredetails,pleasepayattentiontothefollow-upreports.

    Oct 11,2019
  • 5th Civil Aviation Training International Forum was Successfully Held

    The5thCivil AviationTrainingInternationalForum wassuccessfullyheldinSanya,HainanfromSeptember24th to25th,2019.Theforumwasapprovedby ForeignAffairsOfficeofHainanProvince,thePeople'sRepublicofChina andForeignAffairsOfficeofShanghaiMunicipality;Hostedby ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA andShanghaiAerospaceEnthusiast'sCenter;Supportedby HNAGroup’sHainanSkyPlumageFlightTrainingCompany;Organizedby COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.,Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. andCivilAviationFlightUniversityofChina;Co-organizedby ChinaAirlinePilotsAssociation.   Nearly200leadingexpertsfrom79well-knownindustrycompaniessuchasairlines, associations,aviationcompanies,aviationtrainingschools,colleges,aircraftmanufacturers,simulatormanufacturers,participatedinthisforumandpromotedthedevelopmentofaviationtrainingindustry.   Inrecentyears,automationsystemshavebecomewidelyusedintoday'saviationindustry,especiallyinaircraftcockpits.Notonlycanitimprovefuelefficiencyandreducetheunit'sworkingload,butalsocanhelpthemanualoperation,andimprovethepassenger'scomfort.Atthesametime,excessiverelianceonautomationmayleadtonewpatternsoferror,that’swhynewawarenessandincreasedtrainingneedsappear.   Duringtheforum,ZHOUXiaoqing,DeputyGeneralManagerofFlightManagement ofChinaEasternAirlines pointedoutthatintoday'shighlyautomatedcockpitenvironment,themanualmaneuveringabilityoftheunitisdecreasing,low-levelerrorsoccurduringcriticalperiods.Automationsystemswillbecloselyconnectedwiththeaircraftsystem,includingtheoperatingsystem.Itshouldfollowtheprincipleofsafetyconcepttostrengthenthetrainingofmanualoperation.   ZHOUXiaoqing,DeputyGeneralManagerofFlightManagement,ChinaEasternAirlines   Thetwo-dayforumwasacompletesuccess.Thisforumaimstoenhancethepilot'soperationalskillsandpromotethedevelopmentofthecivilaviationindustry.Theguestsgatheredin-depthdiscussionsonthestatusofChina'scivilaviationindustryandtherapiddevelopmentneeds,breakingthetradition,reformingandinnovating,andgreatlyimprovingthetrainingefficiencyofpilots.   Thepurposeofthisforumistoestablishaplatformforexchangesandcooperationbetweenairlines,aviationtrainingschoolsandsupplierstosolveproblemstogetherandexplorethedevelopmentofpilottraining.Theguestsalsorespondedenthusiasticallyandexpressedtheirunderstandingofthenewhotspotsintheindustrythroughthisevent,gettingtoknownewpartnersanddiscoveringnewbusinessopportunities.Nextyear,theCivilAviationTrainingForumwillbehostedbyChinaSouthernAirlinesCo.,Ltd.anditisscheduledtobeheldinGuangzhouinSeptember2020.Itisexpectedthatmoreexpertswillparticipateintheforumnextyeartopromotethedevelopmentoftheaviationtrainingindustry.

    Oct 9,2019
  • ANA Seeks Trent 1000 Solution With Mitsubishi

    TheBritishenginemakersaysthatmorethanthree-quartersoftheaffectedTrent1000fleethasnowbeenfittedwithredesignedturbineblades.   JapanesecarrierAllNipponAirwayshaschosenMitsubishiHeavyIndustriesAeroEnginestoperformmandatedretrofitsofintermediate-pressurecompressor(IPC)modulesonitsfleetofTrent1000engines.   TheIPChasbeenattheheartofseveraldurabilityissuestohittheTrent1000familyoverthepastfewyears,withchemicalcorrosionofintermediate-pressureturbinebladesoneofthefirsttobenoted.   Rolls-Roycesaysthatmorethanthree-quartersoftheaffectedTrent1000fleethasnowbeenfittedwithredesignedturbineblades,butotherproblemsnowrequireattentiontoo.   Forexample,unduevibrationofIPCrotorbladescanleadtocracking,thusrequiringanotherretrofit.   “Wearenowprogressingwiththeinstallationofamodifiedintermediate-pressurecompressorbladeforPackCengines,whichrepresentabouthalftheTrent1000family'sinstalledbase,”statesRolls-Royce.   TheBritishOEMsaysthataredesignofIPCbladesforPackageBand-TENvariantTrent1000sisunderway, withnewbaldesforthe-TENavailablefromnextyear.   TheimpactoftheseissuesandothershasbeentoseverelyconstraininspectionandretrofitcapacityfortheTrent1000intheaftermarket,butMitsubishihopestoworkaroundthisbyperformingitsANAretrofitsatTohmeiIndustries,ratherthanatitsmainMROshopinNagoya.   TheANAcontractinvolvesenginedisassemblyfollowedbyanIPCmoduleswap.   MitsubishireturnedthefirstretrofittedTrent1000toANAonSept.11.   ItsaysthecontractwithANAisanimportantstepinitsplantodevelopMROasoneofits“coregrowthpillars."   WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenandmatureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities.   Underthisbackground,7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019 whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th -15th inBeijing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 30,2019
  • Airline Companies Shake Up in-flight Service

    China'scivilaviationauthoritysaidairlinecompaniescandecidewhethertoprovidepassengersin-flightmealservicesinordertoensureflightsafety,Chinanews.comreported.   GuXiaohong,deputydirectoroftheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina'sgeneralaffairsdepartment,saidatanewsconferenceinBeijingonMondaythatthedraftofregulationsremovingairbornemealservicesgivesairlinecompaniesmoreflexibilityonrunningtheirbusinessandprovidingpassengersdiversifiedservices.ItisaresponsetothelatestmovebyCAACplanstosimplifythecateringserviceon-boardthathasdrawnnationwidecriticism.   Passengers'primarycomplaintwasthatflightsusedtocateringdinnernowonlycatersnacks,withdeclinedmealquality.   ApassengersurnamedXuesaidinthepastfewdaysduringhiseightflights,thefoodprovidedbydifferentairlineswassimpleroverall,accordingtoareportfromnewswebsitejwview.com.XuewassurprisedwhenherecentlyflewfromChongqingtoShanghai,andwascateredwithonlythreesmallsnacksduringthetwo-hourflight.   AnotherpassengersurnamedYangsaidonherflightonAugust26fromChangshatoBeijing,thepreviouslyservedbeefriceorcurryricewasreplacedwithasmallsandwichandabottleofwater."Iwassurprisedthatmydinnerwasonlythinslicesofbreadstuffedwithpiecesofbeefandtwosmallleavesinside,"shesaid.   AccordingtoGuXiaohong,in-flightmealservicesareanimportantpartofairborneservicesinChina,andthedecisionsprimarlybelongtotheairlines'ownbusiness.Thecompaniesdecideontheirowntoprovidetheirmealservicesdependingontheflightlengthandpassengers'demands,whileensuringsafetyforallontheflight.   TheregulationissuedbyCAACin2012specifiedthatcabincrewarenotallowedtoengageinunsafework20minutesafterflightdepartureandwithin30minutesbeforelanding.   "CAAChasreaffirmedtheregulationfollowingtherecentconsecutiveaircraftincidentsinwhichpassengersandcabincrewhavebeenharmedwhendeliveringserviceswithin30minutesbeforelanding,"GuXiaohongsaid.   "Someairlinecompaniessimplifiedtheirmealservicesascateringonshort-haulflights(mainlylessthantwohours)isabittightforthecabincrew,astheydon'thaveenoughtimetocollectthefoodwastesafely,"Guadded.   Underthisbackground theCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019 willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheldon October 30th -31st ,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith  marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 30,2019
  • Nearly Seven Decades of Providing Reliable Power to 100,000 Aircraft Has Honeywell Poised For Even More APU Innovation

    APUsprovidepowertotensofthousandsofaircraftintheskiestoday,andHoneywellhasbeentheunquestionedleaderinthespacefornearly70years.NumerouscommercialandmilitaryplatformshavereliedonHoneywellAPUstostarttheirmainenginesandprovideadditionalpowertootherimportantsystems.   "Honeywellinventedtheauxiliarypowerunit,andhasbeentheproductionandtechnologicalleaderinAPUseversince,"said BrianSill,president,EnginesandPowerSystems,HoneywellAerospace."OurlegacyandleadershipinthisspacecombinedwithourexpertiseinconnectivitymakeuswellequippedtoprovideaircraftoperatorswiththenextgenerationofAPUsanddependablebackuppowerforyearstocome."   AflightbeginsandendswiththeAPU.Fromtheminuteapassengerboardsaplaneuntilitreachesthedestinationgate,thissmallengineprovideselectricalpowertotheaircrafttostartthemainengines,runtheairconditioning,operatelightingandflightequipment,andmore.Itisalsoanimportantsafetyfeaturebecauseofthebackuppoweritsuppliestocockpitandhydraulicsystemsinanemergency,whichhelpcontrolthingslikesteering,airspeedandaltitudeduringflight.   Honeywell'sfirstAPUtooktotheskiesin1950,andthecompanyhasbuiltmorethan100,000since.Morethan36,000areinservicetodayacrossmorethan150regional,executive,commercialandmilitaryapplications,includingbothfixedwingandrotarywing.   In2009,theHoneywell131-9AAPUonanAirbusA320playedacriticalroleintheemergencylandingofUSAirwaysFlight1549in NewYork's HudsonRiver,inwhichall155passengersandcrewsurvived.InAugust,Honeywellshippedits15,000th131-9auxiliarypowerunitsinceintroducingthismodelin1995.Morethan13,000131-9APUsarestillinservicetoday.Theyareprimarilyflownonthetwomostpopularsingle-aislepassengeraircraftintheskies:theBoeing737andtheAirbusA320.   HoneywelliscontinuingtoadvanceAPUtechnologyinseveralways,andworkstoprovidebest-in-classoperationalefficiencytocustomers.Forexample, HoneywellForgeforAirlines,anadvancedanalytics-basedsoftwareplatformforairlines,helpsoperatorsreducedelaysandcancellationsduetounscheduledAPUmaintenance.   Inaddition,Honeywellwillsoondebutanewandsmallerpowerunitdesignedtoprovideon-groundpowertoturbopropandsmalltomidsizejets.   Duringthe“13th Five-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.   Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.   Underthisbackground,the4th AnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd –23rd,register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 30,2019
  • Global Aerospace Materials Market to Grow By $10.1 Billion During 2019-2025

    AluminumAlloys,oneofthesegmentsanalyzedandsizedinthisstudy,displaysthepotentialtogrowatover6.4%.Theshiftingdynamicssupportingthisgrowthmakesitcriticalforbusinessesinthisspacetokeepabreastofthechangingpulseofthemarket.PoisedtoreachoverUS$10.9Billionbytheyear2025,AluminumAlloyswillbringinhealthygainsaddingsignificantmomentumtoglobalgrowth.   Whileglobalmegatrendssweepingthroughthemarketinfluencetheprimarydirectionofgrowth,regionalmarketsareswayedbymoregranularlocallyuniquebusinessdrivers.Representingthedevelopedworld,theUnitedStateswillmaintaina5.4%growthmomentum.   WithinEurope,whichcontinuestoremainanimportantelementintheworldeconomy,GermanywilladdoverUS$399.8Milliontotheregion'ssizeandcloutinthenext5to6years.OverUS$1BillionworthofprojecteddemandintheregionwillcomefromotheremergingEasternEuropeanmarkets.   InJapan,AluminumAlloyswillreachamarketsizeofUS$652.5Millionbythecloseoftheanalysisperiod.Astheworld'ssecondlargesteconomyandthenewgamechangeringlobalmarkets,Chinaexhibitsthepotentialtogrowat9%overthenextcoupleofyearsandaddapproximatelyUS$2.7Billionintermsofaddressableopportunityforthepickingbyaspiringbusinessesandtheirastuteleaders.   Competitorsidentifiedinthismarketinclude:   AlcoaCorporation(USA) AlerisCorporation(USA) AMGAdvancedMetallurgicalGroupN.V.(TheNetherlands) AmiMetals,Inc.(USA) ATI(USA) Avdel(India)Pvt.Ltd.(India) ConstelliumN.V.(TheNetherlands) CytecSolvayGroup(USA) DowDuPont,Inc.(USA) HexcelCorporation(USA) Hindalco-AlmexAerospaceLimited(India) KaiserAluminumCorporation(USA) KobeSteelLtd.(Japan) KoninklijkeTenCateBV(TheNetherlands) LeeAerospace(USA) MaterionCorporation(USA) ParkElectrochemicalCorporation(USA) RenegadeMaterialsCorporation(USA) SGLCarbonSE(Germany) SofitecAero,S.L.(Spain) TATAAdvancedMaterialsLimited(India) TeijinLtd.(Japan) thyssenkruppAerospaceGermanyGmbH(Germany) TorayIndustries,Inc.(Japan) Vsmpo-AvismaCorporation(Russia)   KeyTopicsCovered I.METHODOLOGY II.EXECUTIVESUMMARY   1.MARKETOVERVIEW AerospaceMaterials:AnIntroductoryPrelude EvolutioninAerospaceMaterialsIndustry:FromAluminumtoCompositestoNanocompositestoGraphene RisingDemandforNewCivilianAircraftAmidGrowingPassenger&CargoTrafficWidensMarketOpportunities StrongOrderBacklogMaintainsHealthyMomentuminAircraftProduction UptrendinMilitaryAircraftSegmentontheBackofMountingGeopoliticalRisksandIncreasingGlobalMilitarySpending:KeyOpportunityIndicator IncreasingDemandforSophisticatedMilitaryAircraftincludingUAVs GlobalCompetitorMarketShares AerospaceMaterialsCompetitorMarketShareScenarioWorldwide(in%):2019&2025 GlobalCompetitorMarketSharesbySegment AluminumAlloys(Type)GlobalCompetitorMarketSharePositioningfor2019&2025 SteelAlloys(Type)MarketShareBreakdownofKeyPlayers:2019&2025 TitaniumAlloys(Type)CompetitorRevenueShare(in%):2019&2025 SuperAlloys(Type)MarketShareShiftbyCompany:2019&2025 CompositeMaterials(Type)GlobalCompetitorMarketSharePositioningfor2019&2025 Commercial&MilitaryAircraft(AircraftType)MarketShareBreakdownofKeyPlayers:2019&2025   Business&GeneralAviation(AircraftType)CompetitorRevenueShare(in%):2019&2025 2.FOCUSONSELECTPLAYERS 3.MARKETTRENDS&DRIVERS   Composites:TheDominantAerospaceMaterialCategory ProgressiveExpansioninUseCaseResultsinCompositesEvolvingasMainstreamAerospaceMaterial KeyBenefitsOfferedwithRegardstoWeight,Strength,Fatigue&OverallEfficiencyMakeCompositesthePrimaryMaterialsinAircraftDesign CarbonContinuestoMakeGainsasBest-in-ClassAerospaceCompositesMaterial EstablishedRoleofAluminiuminAircraftManufacturingRendersStrongOutlookforAluminiumAlloys TitaniumAlloysGainWiderTractioninAircraftEngines&Airframes NickelAlloysCombineImmenseStrengthandExtremeTemperatureTolerance SteelAlloysLendTractioninProducingLong-LastingFasteners&LandingGearBolts Alloy321:Top-of-ClassSteelAlloythatCanEndureExtremeTemperatures MagnesiumAlloysGainAttentionwithGoodCastingCharacteristics AircraftElectricalSystems:TheStrongholdApplicationforCopper&CopperAlloys NanocompositesQuicklyEvolveintoAdvancedSolutionsinAircraftConstruction GrapheneEmergesasMiracleMaterialforAerospaceIndustry GrapheneGainsImmediateTractioninAircraftWingFabrication LatestDevelopmentsinAerospaceGrapheneMaterialsSpace 3DPrintingEasesStringentMaterialRequirementCriteriainAerospacePartsManufacturing OngoingRegulatoryEmphasisonReducingAerospaceCO2EmissionstoGiveEdgetoUltra-LightweightMaterials ICAO'sCORSIAStandardSettoRedefinetheDynamicsintheAerospaceMaterialsMarket PRODUCTOVERVIEW   AerospaceMaterials:Introduction   4.GLOBALMARKETPERSPECTIVE III.MARKETANALYSIS GEOGRAPHICMARKETANALYSIS UNITEDSTATES MarketFacts&Figures USAerospaceMaterialsMarketShare(in%)byCompany:2019&2025 AluminumAlloys(Type)MarketShareAnalysis(in%)ofLeadingPlayersintheUSfor2019&2025 SteelAlloys(Type)CompetitorRevenueShare(in%)intheUS:2019&2025 TitaniumAlloys(Type)MarketShareBreakdown(in%)ofMajorPlayersintheUS:2019&2025 SuperAlloys(Type)MarketintheUS:PercentageBreakdownofRevenuesbyCompanyfor2019&2025 CompositeMaterials(Type)CompetitorMarketShareBreakdown(in%)intheUSfor2019&2025 Commercial&MilitaryAircraft(AircraftType)Market:RevenueShareBreakdown(in%)ofKeyPlayersintheUS:2019&2025 Business&GeneralAviation(AircraftType)MarketShareAnalysis(in%)ofLeadingPlayersintheUSfor2019&2025   CANADA JAPAN CHINA EUROPE   MarketFacts&Figures EuropeanAerospaceMaterialsMarket:CompetitorMarketShareScenario(in%)for2019&2025 AluminumAlloys(Type)MarketShare(in%)byCompanyinEurope:2019&2025 SteelAlloys(Type)MarketShare(in%)ofMajorPlayersinEurope:2019&2025 TitaniumAlloys(Type)CompetitorMarketShareAnalysis(in%)inEurope:2019&2025 SuperAlloys(Type)MarketinEurope:CompetitorRevenueShareShift(in%)for2019&2025 CompositeMaterials(Type)CompetitorMarketShare(in%)PositioninginEuropefor2019&2025 Commercial&MilitaryAircraft(AircraftType)KeyPlayerMarketShareBreakdown(in%)inEurope:2019&2025 Business&GeneralAviation(AircraftType)MarketShare(in%)byCompanyinEurope:2019&2025 FRANCE GERMANY ITALY UNITEDKINGDOM SPAIN RUSSIA RESTOFEUROPE ASIA-PACIFIC AUSTRALIA INDIA SOUTHKOREA RESTOFASIA-PACIFIC LATINAMERICA ARGENTINA BRAZIL MEXICO RESTOFLATINAMERICA MIDDLEEAST IRAN ISRAEL SAUDIARABIA UNITEDARABEMIRATES RESTOFMIDDLEEAST AFRICA IV.COMPETITION V.CURATEDRESEARCH   WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenandmatureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities.   Underthisbackground, 7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019 whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th -15th inBeijing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 12,2019
  • Collins Aerospace to Build US$50m Electrical Systems Testing Lab

    CollinsAerospaceSystemsplanstobuildwhatitiscallingtheaerospaceindustry’smostadvancedelectricpowersystemslaboratoryinRockford,Illinois.   The25,000-square-foothigh-power,high-voltagelaboratory,whichCollinsiscallingTheGrid,willbeusedtodesignandtestsystemslikethehigh-powergeneratorsthatwillbeusedinmoreelectricaircraftforcommercial,military,businessaviation,dronesandairtaxis. CollinsAerospaceexpectstheUS$50millionlaboratorytobecompleteandfullyoperationalby2021.TheGridispartofaUS$150millioninvestmentinelectricalsystemstestinginfrastructurethecompanyplanstomakeduringthenextthreeyears.   CollinsAerospaceCEOKellyOrtbergsaid,“TheGridpositionsustoremaintheworldleaderintheelectrificationofaircraftfordecadestocome.   “Inthenot-too-distantfuture,hybrid-electricandfullyelectricaircraftwillrevolutionizeairtravelasweknowit—openingupnewmarketslikeurbanairmobility,whilere-invigoratingotherslikeregionalservicetounderutilizedairports.”   AmongthefirstplatformstobesupportedbyTheGridwillbetherecentlyunveiledUnitedTechnologiesCorp(UTC)hybrid-electricflightdemonstrator,Project804.ThegoalofProject804,developedbythecompany’sadvancedproductsgroup,istore-engineandflyaregionalturbopropaircraftpoweredbya2MW-classhybrid-electricpropulsionsystem.   TheadvancedprojectsgroupcombinestheengineeringexpertiseandexperienceofCollinsAerospace,Pratt&WhitneyandUTC’sresearchcentre.   CollinsAerospacewilluseTheGridtohelpdesignandtesta1MWmotor,motorcontrollerandbatterysysteminsupportofthisgoal.The1MWmotorwillbetheaerospaceindustry’smostpowerdenseandefficienttodate. Thenewmotorandmotorcontrollerwillbeusedtoassistthedemonstrator’sfuel-burningengineaspartofitshybrid-electricpropulsionsystem.TheGridwillbeoneofahandfuloffacilitiesintheworldwiththecapabilitytotestcompleteelectricpropulsionsystemsofthiscapacity.   CollinsAerospace,formerlyRockwellCollins,wasacquiredbyengineeringconglomerateUTCinNovember2018. Duringthe“13th Five-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.   Underthisbackground,the4th AnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd –23rd, register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 12,2019
  • Rolls Accelerates Trent Blade Swaps, Alters Risk Modeling

    Rolls-Royceisfast-trackingtheremovalofcertainolderTrent1000bladesandmodifyingitsblade-lifecalculationmethodsintheaftermathofaNorwegianAir787incident.   Rolls-Royceisfast-trackingtheremovalofcertainolderTrent1000intermediatepressureturbine(IPT)bladesandmodifyingitsblade-lifecalculationmethodsintheaftermathofaNorwegianAir787enginefailurenearRomelinkedtobladesthatcrackedbeforeestablishedlifelimits.   TheAug.10incidentoccurredjustafterNorwegian787-8LN-LNDdepartedRome–FiumicinoInternationalAirport(FCO)forLosAngeles.Theleft-sideenginefailuresentbladefragmentsintothestreetsoftheRomesuburbofFiumicino.TheflightcrewshuttheenginedownandsafelyreturnedtoFCO.   AnupdatefromItaly’sANSVaccidentinvestigationbodyissuedSept.4saidthattwoadjacentIPTbladesfailedinsidetheTrent1000-G/01A—a“PackageB”version.Theforwardbladesuffereda“progressivefailure,”whilethetrailingbladesufferedan“overloadfailure,”ANSVsaid.    Theprogressivefailureissimilarto10previousTrent1000incidentslinkedtosulphidation-relatedfatiguecausedbypollutantsinteracting withhighenginetemperatures.TheissueaffectsbothPackageBandPackageCvariants.   Rollsintroducedamodifiedbladelastyear,andworkedwiththeEuropeanAviationSafetyAgency(EASA)toestablishlifelimitsforpre-modificationbladesasthenewpartsarerolledout.Rollsusedfleetsamplingandotherdatatoprojecteachbladeserialnumber'sexposuretoavarietyofconditions—includingtimeoperatedwithincertaintemperaturebandsandexposuretospecificpollutantsindifferentenvironments—andsetlifelimits.Thelimitswereputinplaceaftertheeighthprogressive-failureincident,whichtookplaceinJuly2018.   Investigatorsdeterminedtheprogressivefailureoccurredat1,210cycles,or200cyclesbeforetheblade'sprojectedlifelimit.Theoverloadfailurehappenedafter1,337cycles—103cyclesbeforetheblade'slifelimit.   TheprematurefailuressuggestthatRolls’hard-lifelimitsare“notsufficienttoavoiddetrimentaleffectsonsafety,”ANSVsaid.TheagencyrecommendsthatEASA“definemorestringenttimelimits”fortheaffectedblades,and“re-evaluatethewholevalidityoftheservicemanagement”Rollsusedtominimizeriskofbladefailures.   ANSValsourgedEASAtoconsiderade-pairingmandatethatwouldnotpermittwoengineswithpre-modified-standardbladestooperateonthesameairframe.Suchaprovisionexistedearlyon,butwhenRollsdevelopedthenewblade,itsetlifelimitsonolderbladesthatwerebelowthede-pairingthreshold,andEASAdroppedthemandate.    AviationWeekFleetDataServicesshowsabout640Trent1000sinservice,including140Trent1000TENs.Onlyabout3%ofthefleethavethepre-modification-standardblades,Rollssaid.Rollsisworkingtogetthosebladesoutofthefleetasquicklyaspossible,bringingforwardplannedswapswherepossible.   "TheearlydeteriorationofIPTbladesofthisstandardofbladeisaknownissuewithanongoingprogramofmodificationalreadyagreedwithEASA,”Rollssaid."Weareworkingwithourcustomerstoacceleratethepaceofthisprogram.”   Rollsindicatedthatitsbladelife-limitcalculationmethodshave“furtherevolved”andwillbeusedtoadjustTrent1000servicestrategies.ItisnotclearwhetherthechangeswillonlyaffectthelimitednumberofTrent1000pre-modificationbladesstillflying,orwillhavewiderimplications. “WerespecttherecommendationsthathavebeenpublishedbytheANSV,”Rollsadded."WewillcontinuetoworkcloselywiththeItalianauthoritiestosupporttheirinvestigation,andwithEASAastheyconsidertherecommendationsintheANSVreport.”   TheIPTproblemsareoneofaseriesofissuesthathaveplaguedTrent1000operators,leaving787sgroundedwhileenginesundergoshopvisitsandwaitonneworairworthyparts.Rollshassaiditexpectstospendacombinedtotalofabout$1billioninmitigationmeasuresin2019and2020.   Thedevelopmentofnewaeroenginetechnologyisfacingvariousopportunitiesandchallenges,airworthinesssafetyisalwaysanissuethatcannotbeignored,understandthisbackground,the8th ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnology willbeheldinthecityofXi’anonSeptember26th –27th,2019.Meanwhile,Ms.QiLei,DeputyDirectorofLawsandStandardsOfficefromAirworthinessCertificationCenter(Directorate)ofCAAC,shewilladdressthekeynotespeechfocuson“NewTechnicalAirworthinessRequirementsForAeroEngines”,analysisofthecurrentsituationandtrendofnewaero-enginetechnologies,bringouttheproblemsandchallengesintheprocessofairworthinesscertification.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 12,2019
  • American Airlines Has Launched Facial Recognition At The Boarding Gate, Part of A Trend Sweeping US Airports

    AmericanAirlineshasstartedusingfacialrecognitiontechnologyonpassengersatboardinggates,partofagrowingindustrytrendthatairlinesandairportssaywillmaketravellingfasterandmoresecure.   AmericanisusingthetechnologyatDallas/ForthWorthInternationalAirportinTexas,wherepassengerscangettheirfacescannedinsteadofusingtheirboardingpasstoboardtheplane,localnewsstationCBS11Newsreported.   Passengers,however,stillneedboththeirboardingpassandanID,liketheirpassport,togetthroughairportsecurity.   Thetechnologyiscurrentlyopt-inonly,andpassengerscanusetheirIDsinstead,Americansaid. FornowitisonlybeingusedinTerminalDoftheairport,whichisusedforinternationalflights,butAmericansaidthatitplanstoexpandthetechnologyto75differentinternationalboardinggatesacrossitsterminals.   BrandonDuggins,American'sseniormanagerforinternationaloperationsattheairport,toldCBS11Newsthat"mostofthetravellersareactuallyexcitedaboutit.It'snewtechnology."   Inastatement,theairlinecalledthetechnologyan"additionalconvenienceduringthedepartureprocess."   Anticipatingdataprivacyconcerns,Americansaidthatitdoesnotkeepthepicturesoffaces:"Nocustomerbiometricswilleverbestored."   ItsaidthattheimagesscannedaresenttoaclouddatabaseusedbyUSCustomsandBorderProtection.   FacialRecognitionIsNowBeingUsedMoreandMoreforAirlineTravel Agrowingnumberofairportsandairlinesareembracingfacialrecognitionsystems,with14airportsusingthetechnologyasofAugust2018,accordingtotheWashingtonPost.   USCustomsandBorderProtectionsaidthattechnologywilleventuallybeexpandedtoallUSairportsthatflyinternationally.   AmericanAirlinespreviouslytrialedfacialrecognitionatLosAngeles'LAXairportattheendof2018,andtheairlinesaiditwill"continueevaluatingtheprogramanditspotentialexpansiontomorelocationsandflightsthroughoutitsglobalnetwork."   ThetechnologyisalsousedbyGermanairlineLufthansaatLAX,withtheairlinecallingita"fasterandmoreconvenientprocessesforgueststomovethroughtheairport."DeltaAirlinesusesitatHartsfield-JacksonAtlantaInternationalAirport.AirAsiaalsousesthetechnology.   ThetechnologyisalsoinuseinairportslikeSingapore'sChangiairportandLondon'sHeathrowAirport.   Heathrowsaidthatits2018trialofthetechnologyfoundthatthetechnologycould"reducetheaveragepassenger'sjourneytimebyuptoathird."   Thetechnologyisalsousedintheelectronicpassportgatesthathavebeenintroducedinmanycountries.TheUKgovernmentsaysthegates"provideafasterroutethroughtheborderastheyalloweligiblepassengerstobeprocessedquicklyandsecurely."   Buttheincreasinglywidespreaduseoffacialrecognitionsystemshascausedprivacyconcerns. SilkieCarlo,thedirectorofUKdigitalrightsgroupBigBrotherWatch,toldtheBBCin2018:"Thegrowthofrealtimefacialrecognitioninpublicplacesisalarming."   "Itcouldbethefinalnailinthecoffinforindividualprivacyandtherighttobeanonymousinpublic." ShepointedtowherethetechnologyhasbeencontroversialintheUK:"Evenifsomeusesaresociallywell-intended,itisatechnologythatlendsitselftoauthoritarianismaswehavealreadyseenintheUKwhereithasbeenusedtomonitorprotestsandcollectbiometricphotosofinnocentpeople."   Somecampaignersthinkthattheuseofthetechnologyshouldbepausedtohaveagreaterdiscussionabouthowandwhyitisused.   JeramieD.Scott,nationalsecuritycounselfortheUSElectronicPrivacyInformationCenter,toldTheWashingtonPostlastyearthat"thereisverylittlefederallawthatprovidesanytypeofprotectionsorlimitationswithrespecttotheuseofbiometricsingeneralandtheuseoffacialrecognitioninparticular."   Hesaid:"Weneedtotakeastepbackbecausetherewillbeconsequencesthatwemightnotthinkaboutunlesswesitdownandhaveameaningfuldiscussion."   underthisbackground theCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019 willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheldon October 30th -31st,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith  marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 12,2019
  • Airbus Strengthens Its Partnership With China

    AirbushasstrengtheneditspartnershipwithChina'saviationindustry,andhassignednewagreementwithAVICtodeepenindustrialcooperationonAirbussingleaisleproduction.TheagreementwassignedinfrontofChinesePremierLiKeqiangandvisitingGermanChancellorAngelaMerkelattheGreatHallofthePeopleinBeijing.   ThecooperationwithAVICwillimproveAirbusSingleAisleaircraft(A319/A320)fuselageequippinginTianjin,China.ThefirstdeliveryofaChina-equippedAirbusSingleAisleaircraft(A319/A320)fuselageisslatedinthesecondquarterof2021.   ThepartnershipbetweenAirbusandChineseaviationindustryoncommercialaircraftdatesbackto1985atthesigningofthefirstsub-contractingagreementwithXi'anAircraftCompany(currentlyAVICAircraftCo.Ltd)onmanufacturingandassemblingaccessdoorsforAirbusA300/A310wide-bodyaircraft.   Under thisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldin Xi'anonSeptember26th -27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAIIF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 12,2019
  • CAE, Directional Aviation Ink Exclusive Training Deal

    TrainingservicesproviderandsimulatormanufacturerCAEhasagreedtoadealwithinvestmentfirmDirectionalAviationCapital(DAC)tobetheexclusivetrainingservicesprovidertosixDAC-ownedbusinessaircraftoperators,aswellasacquirefor$85milliona50percentstakeinSimcomHoldings,anotherDACcompanythatprovidessimulator-basedtrainingtopilotsandmechanics.“OurinvestmentinSimcomisanotherstepintheexpansionofCAE'sbusinessaviationtrainingbusinessthatgivesusaccesstoarapidlygrowingcustomerbaseasDirectionalAviationaffiliates'exclusivetrainingpartnerforthenext15years,”saidCAEpresidentandCEOMarcParent.   ThesixDAC-ownedcompaniesunderwhichCAEandSimcomwillhaveanexclusivetrainingagreementareFlexjet,FlightOptions,Flairjet,Sirio,NextantAerospace,andCorporateWings.Combined,theseoperatorshaveafleetof175businessaircraft.   AnotherpartoftheagreementcallsforSimcomtopurchaseequipmentfromMontreal,Canada-basedCAE,includingfivefull-flightsimulators. “WehaveaclearvisionforSimcom'sfutureasaninnovativetrainingproviderfocusedontheowner-flownmarket,aswellasfleetoperators,”SimcompresidentandCEO EricHinson said. “WeareextremelypleasedtopartnerwithCAEandleverageitsindustry-leadingtechnologyandtrainingexpertisetobetterserveourcustomers.”HeadquarteredinOrlando,Florida,withtwotrainingcentersthere,Simcomoperates47simulatorsspanningjets,turboprops,andpistonairplanes.ItalsooperatestrainingcentersinScottsdale,Arizona,andHumberside,UK.   DACprincipalKennRiccisaidhiscompany’sholdingsaccountforoneofthelargestbusinessaviationfleetsintheworld,“andweplanonhavingsignificantgrowthinthefuture.WiththispartnershipwithCAE,ouroperatorswillhaveaccesstothelatestsolutionsinaviationtrainingfromtheindustryleader.”   Underthisbackground,the5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019 willbeheldonSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China. Theforumsubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimsto  introduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas simulatortraining,flightsafety andnewaircrafttraining.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Sep 12,2019
  • ZeroAvia Unveils Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain For Aviation

    Inthelatestefforttomakeaviationsustainableandreducegreenhousegasemissions,ZeroAvia announced advancementsindevelopingahydrogen-fueledelectricpowertrain.   Thesolutionaimstodeliverthesameperformanceasaconventionalaircraftengine,andmuchloweroperatingcosts.ZeroAviaplanstostartsupplyingitsplatformtocommercialoperatorsandaircraftmanufacturersin2022,initiallytargetingupto500-mileregionalflightsin10to20-seatfixed-wingaircraft.   ZeroAviawasfoundedbyserialcleantechentrepreneurValMiftakhov,whoisalsoanavidairplaneandhelicopterpilot.HepreviouslyfoundedandwastheCEOofeMotorWerks,asmartgridelectricvehiclechargingcompanyacquiredin2017.ThecoreleadershipteamatZeroAviaincludesalumnifromTesla,BMW,NVIDIA,ZeeAero,AirLiquide,andSystemIQ,aswellasotherfoundingmembersofeMotorWerks.   Thecompanyisalreadyflight-testingitspowertrainprototypeinaPiperM-Classairframe.TheFederalAviationAdministrationissuedanExperimentalR&DCertificatetoZeroAvia’sPiperM-ClassR&Dplatformearlierthisyear.   Ata2-tontakeoffweightandwithsixseatsinabusiness-classarrangement,itiscurrentlytheworld’slargestzero-emissionaircraftflyingwithoutanyfossilfuelsupport,accordingtopubliclyavailableinformation.Theaircrafthascompletedavarietyoftestflights,whichvalidatedkeycomponentsandtheirintegrationintoacompletepowertrainsystem.Thesetestsconfirmthecompany’sfueleconomyandmaximumpowerdeliverytargets.   ZeroAviaisinitiallytargeting500-mileflightstoservetheshort-haulandcommuterairtravelmarkets,whichmakeupnearlyhalfthecommercialflightsworldwide.PoweredbyZeroAviapowertrains,smallerzero-emissionaircraftcouldachievesimilarper-seateconomicsastoday’slargeregionaljets,allowingeconomicaluseofsmallerlocalairportsforpoint-to-pointtravelwithvirtuallynosecuritylinesordelays,andamuchmorepleasantoverallflyingexperience.   Inadditiontopassengertransport,theZeroAviapowertraincouldhaveapplicationsacrossotherusecasesincludingcargo,airtaxi,agriculture,aswellasacrosstheaircrafttypes,includingmannedandunmannedfixed-wing,rotorcraft,andmore.   Startingin2022,theZeroAviapowertrainwillofferoperatorsasustainableoptionfornewaircraftmadebyestablishedmanufacturerswherecustomersalreadypurchasetheiraircraft.ZeroAviawillleasethedrivetraintocustomersandprovidefuelandmaintenanceaspartofitspower-by-the-hourmodel,inwhichcustomerspayonlyforthehoursthattheyusethedrivetrain.Thismodelemulatesengineleasingoptionsalreadypopularintheaviationmarket.   Duringthe“13th Five-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.   Underthisbackground,the4th AnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd –23rd, register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 29,2019
  • ARJ21 Regional Passenger Jetliner Showcases High-Altitude Performance

    TheARJ21,China'sfirsthomebuiltregionalpassengerjetliner,isundertakingthree-daydemonstrationflightsinSouthwestChina,toshowcaseitsperformanceinplateauareasandfurtherexploremarketopportunitiesintheregion.   BetweenTuesdayandThursday,ARJ21willflyseveralroutesbetweeneightairports,includingKunming,LijiangandDaliairportsinYunnanprovince.Duringtheperiod,CommercialAircraftCorpofChina,itsdeveloper,alsoheldaseminarwithitscustomerstodiscusstheoperationsandpotentialofChina'shighlandaviationregionalmarket.   Triggeredbygrowingdemand,moredomesticcarriersarelaunchingnewflightsconnectingless-denselypopulatedsmallercitiestoimproveconnectivity.Yunnan,withabundanttourismresources,has15civilairportsintheprovince.Itaimstoachieveanannualpassengerthroughputof150millionby2030,accordingtothelocalgovernment.   Lastyear,thepassengerthroughputofYunnanreached67.6million.ChangshuiInternationalAirportinKunming,theprovincialcapitalofYunnan,isexpectedtobecomeaninternationalhubairportwithmultipleconnectionstoSoutheastAsiancountries.Nowthepassengerthroughputoftheairportisranked35thglobally.   "TheARJ21isthefirstregionalaircraftdesignedinaccordancewiththeoperatingconditionsofcentralandwesternChina,andnorthernChina.Ithasgoodhigh-temperatureperformanceandanti-crosswindabilityinhighaltitude,anditisparticularlycompatiblewiththetakeoffandlandingconditionsofairportsinSouthwestChina,"COMACsaidinastatement.   Bytheendof2018,Chinahad36high-altitudeairports,whicharemainlylocatedinwesternChina.TheairportsofKunming,Lijiang,LanzhouofGansuprovince,andXiningofQinghaiprovince,accountformorethan95percentofthetotaltrafficvolumeofplateauairportsinChina,accordingtotheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina.   ChengduAirlines,thefirstcustomeroftheARJ21,haslaunchedmorethan20flightsandtransportedmorethan450,000passengerswiththeaircraftmodel.Now,theairlineowns12ARJ21.   GenghisKhanAirlines,thefirstregionalairlineoftheInnerMongoliaautonomousregionandthesecondcustomeroftheARJ21,madeitsfirstcommercialflightfromHohhottoUlaanhotwiththeaircraftonJuly26.Infiveyears,thecarrieraimstoownafleetwith25airplanes,itsaid.   "Chinaisgrowingaregionalaviationmodelwithitsownuniquefeatures,andthecentralandwesternpartsofChinahaverichopportunitiestodevelopregionalaviation.Theexpansionoftheregionalaviationmarketandthesocioeconomicdevelopmentoftheregionwillpromoteeachothermutually,"saidLiGuijin,aprofessorattheCivilAviationManagementInstituteofChina.   BesidestheARJ21,aircraftmanufacturersincludingEmbraerofBrazil,BombardierIncofCanada,andRussia'sSukhoi,aremajorplayersintheregionalaviationmarket.   Under thisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAIIF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 29,2019
  • UK Airports to Roll Out New 3D Baggage Scanners By 2022

    TheUKgovernmentannouncedAug.25thatnew-generation3DscannersshouldbeinstalledatallmajorairportsbyDecember2022,promisingfastersecuritychecks.   Thenewscannerswillbeabletoscanbaggagefrommultipleangles,givingsecuritystaffaclearerideaofthecontentsofcarry-onbags.   Potentially,itcouldmeananendtopassengershavingtoremoveliquidsandelectronicequipmentfromtheirbagsforcloserinspectionbysecuritypersonnel.Ultimately,itmayalsobringanendtotherestrictionofhavingnocontainerwithmorethan100mlofliquidincarry-onbags.   UKprimeministerBorisJohnsonannouncedtheplansonthesidelinesoftheG7summitofmajorindustrialnationstakingplaceinBiarritz,France.   TheUKDepartmentforTransportsaidthenewscannerswouldberolledoutoverthenextfewyears,withallmajorUKairports—thoughttobethosehandlingmorethan1millionpassengersannually—instructedtohavethetechnologyinplacebyDec.1,2022.   “WearehometothelargestaviationnetworkinEurope,withmillionsofpeoplepassingthroughourairportseveryyearforwork,holidaysandfamilyvisits,”Johnsonsaid.   “We’resettostreamlinethosetripswiththerolloutofthisground-breakingtechnology.BymakingjourneysthroughUKairportseasierthanever,thisnewequipmentwillhelpboostthevitalroleourairportsplayinsecuringtheUK’spositionasaglobalhubfortrade,tourismandinvestment.”   LondonHeathrowAirport iscurrentlytrialingthenew3Dequipment.HeathrowCEOJohnHolland-Kayesaidthetechnology“willtransformthepassengerexperience,makingairtravelsimple,streamlinedandmoresecurethroughtheUK’sonlyhubairport.”   underthisbackground theCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019 willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheldon October 30th -31st,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith  marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 29,2019
  • FAA Says It Will Invite Global Boeing 737 MAX Pilots to Simulator Tests

    TheU.S.FederalAviationAdministrationsaidonThursdayitwouldinviteBoeing737MAXpilotsfromacrosstheworldtoparticipateinsimulatortestsaspartoftheprocesstorecertifytheaircraftforflightfollowingtwofatalcrashes.   Earlier,ReutersreportedthattheagencyhadaskedthethreeU.S.airlinesthatoperatetheMAXtoprovidethenamesofsomepilotswhohadonlyflownthe737foraroundayear,includingatleastoneMAXflight.   Inastatement,theFAAsaidithadnotspecifiedthenumberofrequiredhoursofflightexperience,butsaidthecandidateswouldbeacross-sectionoflinepilotsandmusthaveexperienceatthecontrolsoftheMAX.   BoeingCo'slatest737narrow-bodymodel,theMAX,wasgroundedworldwideinMarchaftertwocrasheswithinfivemonthsinIndonesiaandEthiopiathatkilled346people.   Boeinghasbeenreprogrammingsoftwareforastall-preventionsystematthecenterofbothcrashes,whichtheFAAmustapprovebeforetheplanefliesagaincommercially.   TheFAAsaidithadnotyetspecifiedafirmscheduleforthetests.   Boeinghassaiditisworkingtowardgettingthe737MAXflyingagaincommerciallyintheearlyfourthquarter.ReutersreportedonThursdaythatithadtoldsuppliersitplannedtoramp737productionbackupinFebruary,sendingitsshares4%higher.   Theworld'slargestplanemakerslowedits737productionrateinAprilbecausedeliveriesoftheMAX,whichmakesupthebulkofitssingle-aisleproduction,werefrozenunderthegrounding,hittingitssupplychainandairlinecustomers.   IntheUnitedStates,MAXoperatorsSouthwestAirlinesCo,AmericanAirlinesandUnitedAirlineshavehadtocancelhundredsofdailyflightsastheywrestlewithslimmerfleetsatatimeofstrongdomesticairtraveldemand.   TheMAXisBoeing'sfastest-sellingaircraft,withabout5,000pendingorders.   Aspartofitsowntestingprocess,Boeinghasinvitedseniorairlinepilotstoexperimentwiththesoftwarefixandusesimulatorstorunscenariossimilartotheonesthatledtothetwocrashes.   ButsourcestoldReutersthattheFAAalsowantedtoobservenewer737pilots.OnesourcesaidthesimulatortestsweresupposedtobeconductedduringthefirstweekofSeptemberbuthadbeenpushedbacktothemiddleofthemonth.   TheFAA,whichisworkingalongsideglobalregulators,hassaidrepeatedlyitdoesnothaveafixedtimelinetoapprovethegroundedjetstoflycommerciallyagain.   Underthisbackground,the5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019 willbeheld onSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China.    The subject is "Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training" aims tointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,NewTechnologyOperation,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 29,2019
  • Advantages And Disadvantages of Using Composite Materials in Airplanes

    Compositematerials—especiallythosemadefromglassfibers,carbonfibers,andKevlar—arewidelyusedintheaircraftindustry.Theyarestrongerandlighterthanaluminum,themetalthat'smostcommonlyusedinaircraftbodies.   Compositematerialsaresonamedbecausetheyconsistoftwoormorematerials.Thecompositesusedinplanesconsistoffiberssuspendedinamatrixof epoxyresin.   Fiberglassisacompositematerialmadeofglassfibersandepoxyresin.Itwasfirstusedinaircraft,byBoeing,inthe1950s.TheBoeing787Dreamlinerwasthefirstcommercialairplanetobeconstructedfrom 50%compositematerials,mostlycarbonfibercomposites;AllNipponAirwaysputthefirst787intoserviceinOctober2011.Theremainderoftheplaneconsistsmostlyofaluminum,titanium,andsteel.   Compositematerialshaverevolutionizedaviation,buttheirusedoespresentsomeengineeringandmaintenancechallenges.Hereisaroundupoftheadvantagesanddisadvantagesofusingcompositesinaircraft.   Advantages Weightreductionisthesinglegreatestadvantageofcompositematerialusage.Alower-weightplaneismorefuel-efficientbecauseitrequireslessfueltopropelitselfforward.   Compositesarealsoincrediblystrongandasaresulthaveahigherstrength-to-weightratio,alsoknownasspecificstrength,thanthemetalsusedinmakingaircraft.Inaddition,theyresistcompressionanddon'teasilybreakundertension.   Compositematerialsaren'tpronetocorrosionduetoharshchemicals,andthey'reresistanttomanyhighlyreactivechemicals.Theycanalsohandlewidevariationsintemperatureandexposuretosevereweather.   Anotherbigadvantageofcompositesistheirdesignflexibility:Theycanbemadeintojustaboutshape.Andasingle,oddlyshapedpieceofcompositecanreplacemanypiecesmadeofothermaterials.Thathelpfulcharacteristiccutsdownonmaintenanceandsocanreducecostsoverthelifetimeofaplane.   Onceacompositepiecehasbeenformed,itmaintainsitsshapeandsize.That'simportantintheaircraftindustrybecauseitmeanstheessentialpartsofaplanemadeoutofcompositematerialswon'tgrow,shrink,orchangeformasenvironmentalconditionsvary.   Disadvantages Perhapsthebiggestdisadvantageofcompositematerialsforaircraftandcomponentmanufacturersistheirhigherinitialcostcomparedwithmetals.Thegreatercostislargelyduetothepriceofthefibersandthecomplicatedprocessrequiredtomakethefinishedmaterials.   Itcanbedifficulttotellwhentheinteriorstructureofacompositeaircraftpiecehasbeendamaged.Thatmakesinspectionsdifficultandmorecostly.   Oneissuethatcomesupduringinspectionsis delamination—whenlayersofcompositesseparate.Thebiggestcauseofdelaminationisanimpacttothecompositepiece.Watercaninfiltrateapiecethathasexperienceddelamination,andtheproblemwillgetworseasthewaterfreezesandthaws.   Standardaircraftcompositematerialsdonotconductelectricityandso,unlikealuminum,cannotpreventlightningfrombeingdirectedtoaplane'sfueltanks.Thatproblemwascorrectedforthe787by incorporatingwiremeshintothecomposite.   Finally,theresinusedincompositematerialsweakensat temperaturesaslowas150degreesFahrenheit,andatemperatureabove300degreesmightresultinaircraftfailure.Whencompositematerialsburn,theygiveofftoxicfumesandmicro-particlesintotheair,causinghealthrisks.Forallofthosereasons,firepreventioniscrucialonplanesbuiltwithcomposites.   WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenandmatureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities.   Underthisbackground,7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019 whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th -15th inBeijing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 29,2019
  • Engine Alliance GP7200 Inspection Launched After Fracture Find

    OperatorsofEngineAllianceGP7200-poweredAirbusA380saresetforanewroundofinspectionsafterafracturewasfoundinafanhuboftheenginethatsufferedamid-airfailureonanAirFranceaircraftoverGreenlandinSeptember2017.   Thefanhubcomponent,alsoknownasthefirst-stagelow-pressurecompressorrotorassembly,wasdiscoveredinJulybyFrance’sBEAairaccidentinvestigationagencyafteranalmosttwo-yearsearch.TheassemblysectionwasburieddeepinsnowafterdisintegratingoverGreenlandduringaflightfromParistoLosAngeles.Theaircraft,whichhad521passengersandcrew,divertedtoGooseBay,Canada.   TheBEAsaidAug.21thatthefanhubhadbeenexaminedbytheEngineAlliance,undertheBEA’ssupervision,andthatanengineinspectioncampaignwouldbelaunchedsoon.“Metallurgicalexaminationoftherecoveredtitaniumfanhubfragmentidentifiedasubsurfacefatiguecrackorigin,”saysthesafetyagency.“Thefracturewasinitiatedinamicrotextured areaapproximatelyinthemiddleoftheslotbottom,”itadds.“Examinationofthefractureisongoing.”   TheBEAstatementcomesaftertheFAAissuedtwonewairworthinessdirectives(AD)ontheGP7200that calledforchecksoftherotorassembly,includingaone-timeeddy-currentinspectionofthefanhubbladeslotbottomandbladeslotfrontedge.Operatorsareaskedtocheckforcracksandperformavisualinspectionoftheenginefanhubassemblyfordamage.    ForallGP7270andGP7277enginestheADalsorequiresanindependentinspectionoftheenginefanhubassemblypriortoreassemblyoftheenginefanhubbladelockassembly,whileforcertainserial-numberedGP7270andGP7277modelsreplacementoftheenginefanhubbladelockassemblyisalsorequired,theagencyadded.    Inaddition,theFAAhasalsomandatedinspectionoftheengine’sstage6sealringforcorrectinstallationandinspectionofthehigh-pressurecompressor(HPC)stages2-5spoolforcracks.Dependingontheresultsoftheinspections,italsocallsforreplacementoftheHPCstages2-5spoolwithaneligiblepart. TheagencysaystheADrequiresthesameinspectionsbutreducestheinspectionintervalandaddsarepetitiveinspectionandamandatoryterminatingaction.“ThisADwaspromptedbyashopfindingofaxialcracksintheinterstage5-6sealteethoftheHPCstages2-5spoolspacerarmduetoanincorrectlyinstalledstage6sealring.”    BothADscomeintoforceAug.30andareissuedtoaddressunsafeconditionsontheseproducts,theFAAsaid.Emirates,Etihad,Korean,AirFranceandQataroperateAirbusA380spoweredbyEngineAllianceengines.AnAirFrancespokesmansaid: "AirFrancestrictlyfollowstheinspectionplanrequestedbytheenginemanufacturerEngineAlliance,whoseenginespoweritsA380s.”    HenotedthatEngineAlliancehadissuedaservicebulletinrequestingtheinspectionofthepartconcernedonGP7200enginesshortlyaftertheincident.“TheseinspectionswerecarriedoutonallA380sinserviceatAirFrance,including10aircraftand40engines."   TheEngineAlliancesaysit“isalreadyperforminginspectionsandmaintenanceinaccordancewiththeAug.15FAAairworthinessdirective.Wearesupportingourcustomersandcoordinatingwiththemtoensuretheprocessiscompletedinatimelymanner.”   Aero-engine,thewell-known‘crownjewelry’,isalsothecuttingedgeoftheequipmentmanufacturingindustry.Itisestimatedthatinthenext10years,China'smilitaryandcivilianaviationenginemarketwillexceedtheannualaveragemarketsizeofmorethan110billionyuan,ofwhichmorethan80billionarecivilianmarkets.Inthenext20years,China'sairlineswillhaveabout4,700newmachinesdelivered,withamarketvalueofmorethan$500billion.Thesubstantialincreaseindemandforthewholemachinewilldefinitelydrivethemarketforenginedemand.Assumethattheenginepriceis25%ofthewholemachineprice,andthedomesticenginemarketshareis40%.Thedomesticaircraftenginedemanddrivenbythegrowthofdomesticpassengeraircraftinthenext20yearsis50billionUSdollars.   Underthisbackground, 8th ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnology onSeptember26th –27th,2019,itisan unmissableconferenceinXi’an.Attractedmorethan120professionalaudiencetoattend.Meanwhile,Mr.TUFangze,TechnicalMarketingManagerfromNationalInstruments(NI)hasconfirmedtoparticipateinthisyear’sforum,histopicis“APlatformBasedSolutionforAreo-EngineTestunderNewTechnologyTrend”.    Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 29,2019
  • Rolls Royce About to Fix Trent 1000 Engine Problem

    RollsRoycereportedanetlossof£909million(988.74million)forthefirsthalfof2019.ThemanufacturersaiditwasabouttofixtheproblemsaffectingitsTrent1000engines.   Thecompany’s financialresults wereaffectedbytheinterruptionoftheA380production.   RollsRoycewasproducingtheTrent900forthesuperjumbo.Itassessedthetotalimpactat£245millionofexceptionalcosts.Thelargerestructuringplan,announcedinJune2018,alsoadded£69millioninchargesthishalf-year.   Whileweigheddownbythesecharges,RollsRoycestillincreaseditsturnoverup5.3%,to£7.9billion.   RollsRoyceannouncedonJune14,2018,itwouldcut4,600jobsby2020,mainlyintheUnitedKingdom,inordertosimplifyitsoperationsandsaveupto£400millionayear.   AwayoutforTrent1000? Inearly2016,thelaunchcustomeroftheBoeing787,AllNipponAirways(ANA),detectedunusualcorrosioninbladesofintermediate-pressureturbine(IPT),resultinginearlywearandcrackingonTrent1000PackageCengines.    Twoyearslater,inJune2018,itwasdiscoveredthatthePackageBwasaffectedtoo.ThisforcedRollsRoycetostartalongcampaignofinspectionsandreplacementofdefectiveparts.    “WehavemadegoodprogressonresolvingtheTrent1000compressorissue,thoughregretfully,customerdisruptionremains,”saidWarrenEast,generalmanager.Thecostofthesedefectiveengines,includingcompensations,willbearound£1.6billion.    InJanuary2019,earlywearofthehigh-pressureturbine(HPT)bladeof Trent1000TEN wasalsodetected,promptingformoreinspections.RollsRoyceexpectscoststobe“withintheboundsofnormalriskwemanageonourprogrammesinanygivenyear”.   Interviewedby BBCRadio,EastsaidthegroupwasgettingreadyfortheBrexit,duetohappenattheendofOctober.RollsRoycehasalreadyspent£100million,includingincreasinginventory,tomeetthedeadline.“Wewouldobviouslypreferadealbecausethatisthebestwayofprovidingcertaintyforbusinessbutwe’vealwaysbeenpreparedforano-dealofsomekind,”saidEast.   Aero-engine,thewell-known‘crownjewelry’,isalsothecuttingedgeoftheequipmentmanufacturingindustry.Itisestimatedthatinthenext10years,China'smilitaryandcivilianaviationenginemarketwillexceedtheannualaveragemarketsizeofmorethan110billionyuan,ofwhichmorethan80billionarecivilianmarkets.Inthenext20years,China'sairlineswillhaveabout4,700newmachinesdelivered,withamarketvalueofmorethan$500billion.Thesubstantialincreaseindemandforthewholemachinewilldefinitelydrivethemarketforenginedemand.Assumethattheenginepriceis25%ofthewholemachineprice,andthedomesticenginemarketshareis40%.Thedomesticaircraftenginedemanddrivenbythegrowthofdomesticpassengeraircraftinthenext20yearsis50billionUSdollars.   Understhisbackground,8th ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnology onSeptember26th –27th,2019,itisan unmissableconferenceinXi’an.Attractedmorethan120professionalaudiencetoattend.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 16,2019
  • Oerlikon And MT Aerospace Team Up on Additive Efficiency

    Thenewpartnershipaimstoprovideaone-stop-shopsolutionforadditivelymanufacturedaerospacecomponents.   OerlikonAMand MTAerospace haveannouncedapartnershipinwhichbothcompanieswillworktogethertobringefficiencyandcostsavingstotheaerospaceanddefensemarkets.   Thecompanieswillcombinetheircorecompetenciestoprovideanend-to-endsolutiontocustomers,withMTAerospacefocusingonsystemandproductdesignwithinlightweightmetalstructuresandOerlikonfocusingonadditivemanufacturing(AM)designandproduction.   “Withtheirbundledexpertise,thetwopartnercompaniescovertheentirevaluechainfromcomponentdesignandmanufacturingtotestingandqualification,”explainsHansSteininger,CEO,MTAerospaceAG.“Inthisway,wecanoffercustomersa‘one-stop-shop’solutionfromproductspecificationtothefinished,qualifiedpart.”   ArepresentativeforOerlikonsaysthattogether,thecompanieswill“beabletoapplythebestpossibledesignsolutionleveragingawiderspectrumofcapabilities,therebyoptimizingresultsintermsofneededperformanceorcost.” AccordingtoOerlikon,workingtogetherwillenablethecompaniestooptimallydesignspecificpartsorcomponents.   “Throughthispartnership,welookforwardtocontinuingtoleadinnovationanddigitizationtrendsintheaerospaceindustrybyacceleratingandscalinguptheprocessfromconcepttooperationaldelivery,”saysMichaelSüss,chairmanoftheboardofdirectors,Oerlikon.“Toadvancetheapplicationofadditivemanufacturing,collaborationwithkeyplayerslikeMTAerospaceisessential.Wearelookingforwardtobringingmoreadditivelymanufacturedpartstoaerospace.”   ThispartnershipisnotOerlikon’sfirstforayintoaerospaceindustrycollaborations.Lastyear, OerlikonannouncedpartnershipswithLufthansaTechnik(LHT)andBoeing tocollaborateonresearchintowaysaerospaceAMcanbemoreeasilystandardizedandqualified.   AccordingtoarepresentativeforOerlikon,thecompanycompleteditsinitialprojectwithLHTtounderstandbuild-to-buildvariabilityacrossmultiplemachinesusingthe718powderOerlikonproducestodayintheU.S.ItcontinuestoworkinclosecooperationwithLHTtodevelopspecificationsthatwillallowpowderbedAMtobecertifiedforuseinMRObytheEASA,andseveraltestandqualificationprojectsareunderway.   Meanwhile,theBoeingcollaborationisgoingaccordingtoplanandOerlikon’srepresentativesaysthecompanyhas“generatedasignificantamountofstaticandfatiguetestdatafrombuildsacrossmultiplemachinesinmultiplefacilities.”Thetestdataisbeingusedasanacceleratortostartseveraltitaniumdevelopment,testandqualificationactivitieswithOerlikon’sotheraerospacecustomers.   WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenandmatureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities.   Underthisbackground,7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019 whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th -15th inBeijing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 16,2019
  • Collins Aerospace Identifies Future Market Opportunities

    CollinsAerospacereckonsithasmanyopportunitiestocontinueexpandingitsbusinessbothinthenearfutureandlongerterm. Nowacompanywith70,000employeesandannualrevenuesof$26billion,CollinsAerospacewas created inNovemberwhen UTCAerospaceSystemsmergedwithRockwellCollins.  CEOKellyOrtbergtold AIN that,whileoverthenextfouryearsthecompanywillpursuea$500million-plus“runrate”ofcostsynergies,“themoreexcitingpart”ofCollinsAerospace’scontinuingevolutionwillbetoidentifyandachievetherevenuesynergiesarisingfromthemergerofthetwobigaerospace-industrysuppliers. “Wearealreadyprosecutingthose”revenuesynergies,saidOrtberg,identifyingthreeareasofopportunityCollinsAerospacewillhavetoincreaseitsrevenuebaseintheneartermandatleastfourareaswhichthecompanyexpectstooffermajornew-businessopportunitiesfurtherintothefuture.Eachofitssixmajorbusinesses—avionics,missionsystems,aerostructures,mechanicalsystems,powerandcontrols,andaircraftinteriors—isnow“of$3-to$5billionsize[inannualrevenues]andallareofsignificantscaleinthemarket.Eachis[number]oneortwoinitsmarketspace.” DIGITALCONNECTEDAIRCRAFT Longer-term,inmarketsthatdon’tnecessarilyyetexist,majorbusinessopportunitieswilllieforCollinsAerospaceincreating“thedigitalconnectedaircraft,”accordingtoOrtberg.Suchanaircraftcouldintegrate avionicsproducedbytheformerRockwellCollinsbusinesswithairdatasystemsmanufacturedbytheformerUTASRosemontbusiness,improvingdataanalytics,prognostics,andsystemsmanagement. CollinsAerospaceexpectsalsotofindmajorlong-termbusinessopportunitiesasaircraftdesigncontinuestoevolvetowardmore-electricaircraft,which,liketheBoeing787,willrelyalmostcompletelyonelectricpowertooperatetheirsystems.CollinsAerospaceisalreadytheclearleaderinthisdevelopingmarketbecauseitprovidestheelectricalpower-generationanddistributionsystemsforthe787,alongwithotherelectricalsystemssuchasthe787’senvironmentalcontrolsystem,andtheF-35LightningII,Ortbergsaid. Now,thecompanywilluseitsnewlyestablishedaircraftelectrical-systemsR&Dcenter,TheGrid,as“adevelopmentcenterforhigh-powerdistribution,higherelectrification,andmanaginghighervoltagesonthoseaircraft,”hesaid.“It’sabigopportunityforus.It’sawaysoutbutwe’redrivingdevelopment”ofthetechnologyandmarket. Project804isUnitedTechnologiesAdvancedProjects'cooperativeendeavorwithsistercompanyPratt&Whitneytocreateahybrid-powerdemonstratoraircraftusingaDeHavillandDash8airframe.Thehybridsystemwillprovideelectricpowertoboosttheturbopropengines’outputwhenhighpowerlevelsarerequired. “Anenginewithelectricalboostcapability…canbemademuchsmallerandmoreefficient,becauseyouusetheelectricalpowerfortakeoffandclimb,whenyouneedadditionalthrust,”saidOrtberg.CollinsAerospaceshowed amodeloftheProject804aircraft attheParisAirshowinJuneandwilleventuallyflythefull-scaledemonstrator. Thecompanyalsobelieves“autonomous,intelligent”aviationcontrolsandsensorswillprovidelong-termbusinessopportunitiesintwomajorareas.Onewillbeinincreasingtheautomationofclassicalaviationfunctionsandtasks,forinstanceusingnewtechnologiestoallowcommercialaircrafttoflysafelywithfewerpilots,saidOrtberg. OpportunitiesmightwellalsoariseforCollinsAerospaceinthefast-growingdronemarket.“It’snotanewmarket,buttheunmannedplatformstillpresentsnewopportunitiesforus”—moreprobablyincivilratherthanmilitaryaviation.“Bigfutureopportunities”willexistindevelopingtheautonomouscontrolsandtraffic-integrationcapabilitiesthatwillallowunmannedaircrafttoflyroutinelyincivilairspace,hesaid. GROWTHOPPORTUNITIES Withcivilaviationrepresentingabout70percentofitsbusinesstodayandmilitaryaerospaceabout30percent,Ortbergsaidbothworldsoffersubstantialcontinuinggrowthopportunitiesforhiscompany.CollinsAerospaceproductsaresoubiquitousonallofthelatestcommercialaircraftandtheirengines—particularlythehigh-sellingsingle-aislejetairlinerfamilies—thatthecontinuingstrengthofcommercialaviationcreatesnaturalOEMandaftermarketbusinessgrowthforthesupplier. Meanwhile,businessaviationisrecoveringonlyslowlyfromitslastdownturn,butCollinsAerospacegenerallyhasamuchhighercontentshareonnewerbusinessaircraftmodelsthanitdid20yearsago,hesaid.Ortbergseeshiscompanytodayasbeing“inasgoodapositionaswe’veeverbeenin”duringhis30yearsintheaerospaceindustry. AsaresultofthetwomostrecentU.S.defensebudgets,CollinsAerospace’s“military[business]hasbeenverystrong,”saidOrtberg.“We’reexpectingittocomedowntomoremodestgrowth,butwe’regenerallyunder-servedinthatmarket”andthecompanyisprioritizingdeepermarketpenetration.Oneareaofparticularbusiness-growthpromiseis“defensecommunications,particularly…providingamoresecureGPSsignalinadeniedorjammedenvironment,”hesaid.“Assuredprecisionnavigationandtimingisanimportantareaweplayin—wehaveaseriesofprogramsinthatarea.” Inmilitaryaerospace,“thereareallsortsofnewopportunities,”saidOrtberg,identifyingfour:producing“finer-qualitysensors;distributinginformationintheGPS-deniedenvironment;distributingtimingonthebattlefield;andhelpingcommunicationssystemsworkintheGPS-deniedenvironment. Duringthe“13th Five-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.   Underthisbackground,the4th AnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd –23rd, register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 16,2019
  • Air France Introduces New Baggage Tracking Technology

    Asfrom2020,AirFrancewillensurebaggagetrackingatParis-CharlesdeGaulleairportusingtagsequippedwithRFIDchipsincooperationwithParisAéroport. AirFranceisoneoftheveryfirstairlinesintheworldtohavedecided,incollaborationwithParisAéroport,toimplementtheuseofRFIDtechnology.ForAirFrancein2020,thisrepresentsabout8millionpiecesofbaggageperyearwhichwillbetaggedinthisway. ThistechnologywillgraduallybedeployedatAirFrance’sotherairports,aswellasatallParis-CharlesdeGaulleterminals,particularlyTerminal1. ForAirFranceandParisAéroport,thechallengesaretwofold: –Respondtocustomers’needforinformationabouttheirbaggage; –Improvebaggageidentificationandtracking(withgainsinoperationalperformance)andreduceassociatedoperatingcosts. Overthenextfewyears,theestimatedgrowthinairtrafficshouldleadtoadoublingofthenumberofbagstransportedannually,whichcurrentlystandsat4.6billion1. Withintheframeworkofitsresolution753,IATA(InternationalAirTransportAssociation)stipulatesinparticularthatbaggagemustbetracedthroughoutitsjourney(atcheck-in,boarding,transferandarrival).Italsorecommendstheglobaldeploymentofbaggagetrackingusingradiofrequencyidentification(RFID)chips. AirlineshavethereforecommittedtochangingtheirbaggagetagstoRFIDtagsoverthenextfewyears. Alain-HervéBernard,ChiefOperatingOfficeratAirFrance,said:“AirFranceandParisAéroporthaveacommonchallengeintermsofcustomersatisfactionandthesmoothrunningofouroperations.Withmorethan50millioncustomerscarriedonboardourflightseachyear,RFIDtechnologyprovidesuswithaninnovativesolutiontoimprovethetrackingandidentificationofbaggage,guaranteeitstransitunderoptimalsafetyandsecurityconditions,reduceourcostsandimproveouroperationalperformancebyreducingthetimeittakestofindmissingitems.” MarcHoualla,ManagingDirectorofParis-CharlesdeGaulleAirport,commented:“TheuseofRFIDtechnologyimprovestheprocessingofcheckedbaggagebyreducinghandlingandtransfertimes,optimizingcapacityandsignificantlyfacilitatingbaggagetracking.Thistechnologyisamustinouraimtobeoneofthebestairportsintheworldforbaggagehandling.” underthisbackgroundtheCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,LtdwhichwillbeheldonOctober 30th-31st,2019inShanghai,China.TheconferencewillfocusontopicssuchasCustomer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Aug 16,2019
  • Carriers Set to Boost Local Hires Amid Pilot Shortage

    Chinesecarriersareexploringwaystorecruitandtrainmoretalentlocallytocopewiththeacuteshortageofpilotsandtrainingfacilities,amidsurgingdemandforairtravelinthecountry.   Currently,onlyafewmajordomesticairlineshavewell-establishedpilottrainingsystems.Manysmallandbudgetcarriersareyettobuildtheirownpilottrainingmechanismsandlacktrainingfacilitieslikeflightsimulators.   Foreigncompanies,however,arelookingtomakeinroadsintoChina'scivilaviationmarketbysettingupmorepilottrainingfacilities.AviaSolutionsGroup,aLithuania-basedaviationservicescompany,planstoestablishapilottrainingcenterinZhengzhou,Henanprovince.Thecenterissettoopenin2020,andwillprovidetrainingservicesforChineseairlines,itsaid.   InlateJuly,thecompanysignedajointventureagreementwithHenanCivilAviationDevelopmentandInvestmentCo,markingtheestablishmentofanewentitynamedBAATrainingChina.ThecenterwillbelocatedintheeconomiczoneoftheZhengzhouairportandisinclosevicinityoftheZhengzhouXinzhengInternationalAirport.   "Onaverage,itcostsaboutUS$250toUS$350perhourtotrainapilotwithasimulator,dependingonwhetherthetrainingiscarriedoutduringdaytimeornighttime,"saidGediminasZiemelis,chairmanoftheboardofAviaSolutionsGroup.   "Currently,about1,500pilotswhoworkforChinesecarriersarebeingtrainedabroadeveryyear,andwearelookingtofulfillthedemandforpilottraininginthecountry,"hesaid.   WithplannedinvestmentofmorethanUS$60million,thecenterwillbeequippedwithsixflightsimulators,includingsimulatorsfortheA320neo,B737NGandtheB737MAX.Theywillprovidepilot,cabincrewandgroundhandlingtraining,thecompanysaid.   Thefirstflightsimulatorwillbereadyforuseinthesecondhalfof2020.Ultimately,thetrainingcenterissettooffer40,000hoursoftrainingayearfor4,000currentandnewpilots.   "Therearemorethan20pilottrainingschoolsinChinanow,andthenumberofairports,airspaceandrouteresourcesarequitetight.Thetrainingofpilotsinvolvesfinishingmultipletaskslistedinthesyllabus,whichcallsforfrequentuseofrelatedaviationresources,"saidGuanLixin,principaloftheCivilAviationFlightUniversityofChina.   Facingtheshortageofpilots,manydomesticcarriershaveloosenedtheirrequirementsonvisionandheightwhenrecruitingnewtalent.Thosewhohavetakenoperationstocorrectvisionsarealsoallowedtosignupforthehiring.AirChinasaidtheheightofpotentialpilotsshouldbebetween168cmand188cm,andtherangehasbeenexpandedthanbefore.   VirginAustralia,aleadingglobalcarrier,isintalkswithaChineseconglomerate,whichisoneofitsshareholders,toopenapilottrainingschoolinTamworth,NewSouthWales,totrainAustralianandChinesepilots,theDailyTelegraphreported.   Overthenext20years,USaircraftmanufacturerBoeingCopredictedthatworldwide,804,000newcivilaviationpilotswillbeneeded.Thestrongdemandwillcomefromamixoffleetgrowth,retirements,andattrition,Boeingsaidinitslatestpilotandtechnicianoutlookreport.   Inthenexttwodecades,theAsia-Pacificregionwillleadtheglobalgrowthindemandforpilots,witharequirementfor266,000newpilots,includingpilotsforcommercialflights,businessaviationandhelicopters,thereportsaid.   Usually,itcostsabout800,000yuan(US$114,300)totrainanaspiringpilotforfouryearsatapilottrainingacademy,andpilotsneedtotaketrainingforspecificaircraftmodelsforaboutayearaftertheygraduate.   Besides,theCivilAviationAdministrationofChinarequiresthatafteronebecomesaco-pilot,oneneedstotakeadditionaltrainingtwiceayear,whichcancostabout120,000yuanayear.Afterfiveyears,pilotsmaybecomeacaptain,saidindustryreports.   Underthisbackground,the5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019 willbeheldonSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China. Theforumsubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,NewTechnologyOperation,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 15,2019
  • C919 Jet Aims to Get Airworthiness Certification in 2021

    CommercialAircraftCorpofChina(COMAC)aimstoreceiveanairworthinesscertificatefortheC919,China'sfirsthome-builtnarrow-bodypassengerjet,in2021,saidWuGuanghui,chiefdesignerfortheC919program.  DuringameetinginSuzhouCityofJiangsuProvince,theacademicianattheChineseAcademyofEngineeringoutlinedthreestagesinChina’sdevelopmentofcommercialaircraft,startingwiththeregionaljetlinerARJ21thathas78to90seatsandaflightrangeof2,225to3,700kilometers.  TheARJ21regionaljetlinerenteredmassproductionandcommercialflightoperationsin2008.ThirteenARJ21aircrafthavebeendelivered,usedon26routestotransport400,000passengerstodate.  Forthesecondstage,thenarrow-bodyC919aircraftwillbeabletocarry156to168passengersandhaveaflightrangeof4,075to5,555kilometres.  OnAug1,thefourthC919prototypecompleteditsmaidentestflight.FourC919jetsarenowundergoingmoreintensetestflightsatvariousairportsinChina.Todate,COMAChasreceived815ordersfortheC919from28customersworldwide.  TheChina-Russiawide-bodyaircraftdevelopmentproject,theCR929,hascompletedjointconceptdesignandislookingforsuppliersasitmovesintothepreliminarydesignstage,accordingtoWu. Under thisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAIIF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 15,2019
  • Delta's Focus on Passenger Experience and Loyalty Has its Profits and its Stock Soaring

    Duringitssecond-quarterearningscall,Deltaannouncedrecord-breakingnumbersonprofits,passengers,andperformance.   Notably,premium-cabinsales,combinedwithloyaltyanddirect-booking,contributedtothesuccess.Sodidluck—unlikecompetitorsAmericanAirlinesandUnitedAirlines,Deltadoesn'thaveany737Maxaircraftinitsfleet.   Thereportrepresentsareturn-on-investmentforDelta'semphasisonbranding,performance,andpassengerexperience.   AsDeltahelditssecond-quarterinvestorscallonThursdayitseemedthatCEOEdBastianwasonthevergeoftakingavictorylap.   WhileotherUSairlinesstrugglewithmaintenanceproblems,labor-relationsdisasters,andschedulingdifficultiesthankstotheongoinggroundingoftheBoeing737Max,Deltamanagedtosteerclearoftheseissues.   However,itwasn'tjustamatterofavoidingthepitfallsthathaveplagueditscompetitionoverrecentmonths—althoughthatcertainlydidn'thurt.Deltaisalsoseeingitspastinvestmentsarestartingtopayoff.   TheairlineraiseditsoutlookfortheyearandbeatWallStreetexpectationsbypostingarecord$1.5billioninprofit,buttheairlinealsosawitspremium-classticketsalesandoverallcustomerloyaltystrengthen,contributingtothesuccess.   Overthepastyear,Deltahasfoundthatmorecustomersarewillingtobookdirectlywiththeairlineandpayformoreexpensiveseats,upendingtheideathatcustomersareprimarilylookingforthecheapestpossiblefares.   Deltahasrolledoutnewfeaturesandcommitmentsoverthepastseveralyearsrelatingtopassengerexperienceinanefforttodriveloyalty,anditappearstobepayingdividends.   AccordingtoBastian,travelersarebuying65-70%ofpremium-cabinseats,includingoninternationalanddomesticroutes.In2011,only13%ofdomesticfirst-classseatsweresold.   However,althoughtherevenuefocuswasonpremiumseats,Deltaisalsofindingitsbrand,andpastinvestments,engenderingloyaltyinthemaincabin.   Whilehighersalesofpremiumseatsmeansfewerfreeupgradesforfrequentflyers,Delta'sfrequent-flyerprogramisalsoaddingtoitsbottomline.   TheairlinesignedanewcontractwithAmericanExpressearlierthisyeartoissueco-brandedrewardscreditcards—thecontractwasworthanestimated$7billionannuallyby2023.Loyaltyrevenuesgrewjustunder20%to$1.2billionthisquarter.   Asidefrompurerevenue,highercustomerloyaltydiscussedonthecallisalmostcertainlyaproductofbrandingandproduct.Delta'sreputationasthe mostreliable mainlineUScarrier,combinedwithnew,premiumfeatures intheeconomycabin,begetloyaltyand,insomecases,motivatecustomerstopayhigherfares.Evenanoft-promotedcommitmenttohavingin-flightentertainmentscreensonmostaircraft—comparedwithotherairlineswhichcutthescreens—helps.   That'salsodrivenmorepeopletobookdirectlywiththeairline,ratherthanlookingthroughthird-partysitesandcomparingpriceswithothercarriers.AccordingtoBastian,10-15%ofcustomerscurrentlybookthroughonlinetravelagencies—downfromone-thirdofcustomers10yearsago.   RhondaCrawford,Delta'sVPofGlobalDistributionandDigitalStrategy,notedonacallwithBusinessInsiderthattheairlinemakesanefforttohighlightitsnewandimprovedproductsduringtheflight-searchprocess—givingpassengersadditionalreasontopurchasedirectly.   "That'swhywegiveyouaflag,whensearching,toknow;areyougoingtobeonanewairplane?Areyougoingtobeinanewupgradedcabin?"shesaid.   ThatflagwillbecomeevenmorecommonasDeltatakesdeliveriesofnewAirbusA330neoandA220aircraft.Duringtheinvestorcall,BastiansaidtheairlinehasmovedupitsplantoretireitsagingMD-90fleetbytwoyears.Thelastflightsonthoseaircraftwillbein2022.   "Whenyousteponanewairplane,it'savery,verydifferentfeeling,"Crawfordsaid,anticipatingthefuturereturnontheinvestmentinnewaircraft."Everybodygetsexcitedbythat.Thesameaswhenwerideinanewcar."   Theresultshavebeengoodnewsforeveryonefrompassengerstostockholders—asofFridayafternoon,Delta'sstockwasontracktocloseatafive-yearhigh.   underthisbackground theCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019 willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheldon October 30th -31st  ,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith  marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 2,2019
  • Aircraft Hydraulic System Market 2018-2025 Shares, Trend and Growth Report

    AircraftHydraulicSystemMarketresearchreportdeliversaclosewatchonleadingcompetitorswithstrategicanalysis,microandmacromarkettrendandscenarios,pricinganalysisandaholisticoverviewofthemarketsituationsintheforecastperiod.ItisaprofessionalandadetailedreportfocusingonAircraftHydraulicSystemMarket’sprimaryandsecondarydrivers,marketshare,leadingsegmentsandgeographicalanalysis.   Further,keyplayers,majorcollaborations,mergerandacquisitionsalongwithtrendinginnovationandbusinesspoliciesarereviewedintheAircraftHydraulicSystemMarketreport.Thereportcontainsbasic,secondaryandadvancedinformationpertainingtotheAircraftHydraulicSystemMarketglobalstatusandtrend,marketsize,share,growth,trendsanalysis,segmentandforecastsfrom2019–2025.   ThereportprovidesananalysisoftheAircraftHydraulicSystemmarket’scompetitivelandscapeandoffersinformationonseveralcompaniesincluding CompanyA CompanyB CompanyC andOthers   TheAircraftHydraulicSystemmarketreportpresentsanoriginalandindependentinquiryintheAircraftHydraulicSystemmarket.Furthermore,themarketevaluationintermsofvalueandvolume(US$mnandthousandunits)consistsofdatafromacrossallfiveregionsoftheglobeincluding:NorthAmerica,AsiaPacific,SouthAmerica,MiddleEast&Africa,andEurope.   ProductSegmentAnalysisoftheAircraftHydraulicSystemMarketis: ProductTypeSegmentation:ProductI,ProductII,ProductIIIandOthers ApplicationTypeSegmentation: ApplicationI,ApplicationII,ApplicationIIIandOthers ChannelSegmentation:(DirectSales,Distributor)   SomekeypointsofAircraftHydraulicSystemMarketresearchreport: AircraftHydraulicSystemMarketStrategicDevelopments:Thestudycomprisesthekeystrategicdevelopmentsofthemarket,comprisingR&D,newproductlaunch,M&A,agreements,collaborations,partnerships,jointventures,andregionalgrowthoftheleadingcompetitorsoperatinginthemarketonaglobalandregionalscale.   AircraftHydraulicSystemMarketFeatures: Thereportevaluatedkeymarketfeatures,capacity,capacityutilizationrate,includingrevenue,price,gross,production,productionrate,consumption,import,export,supply,demand,cost,marketshare,CAGR,andgrossmargin.Inaddition,thestudyoffersacomprehensivestudyofthekeymarketdynamicsandtheirlatesttrends,alongwithpertinentmarketsegmentsandsub-segments.   AircraftHydraulicSystemMarketAnalyticalTools: TheGlobalAircraftHydraulicSystemreportincludestheaccuratelystudiedandassesseddataofthekeyindustryplayersandtheirscopeinthemarketbymeansofanumberofanalyticaltools.TheanalyticaltoolssuchasPorter’sfiveforcesanalysis,SWOTanalysis,feasibilitystudy,andinvestmentreturnanalysishavebeenusedtoanalyzethegrowthofthekeyplayersoperatinginthemarket.   KeyreasontopurchaseAircraftHydraulicSystemMarketreport: 1)Tostrategicallyprofilethekeyplayersandcomprehensivelyanalyzetheirgrowthstrategies. 2)CAGRofthemarketduringtheforecastperiod2019-2023. 3)DetailedinformationonfactorsthatwillacceleratethegrowthoftheAircraftHydraulicSystemmarketduringthenextfiveyears. 4)PreciseestimationoftheglobalAircraftHydraulicSystemmarketsizeanditscontributiontotheparentmarket. 5)Athoroughanalysisofthemarket’scompetitivelandscapeanddetailedinformationonseveralvendors.    Duringthe“13th Five-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.   Underthisbackground,the4th AnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd –23rd,register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 2,2019
  • Redbird Unveils Guided Independent Instrument Training

    RedbirdFlightSimulations unveiledthelatestinitsGuidedIndependentFlightTrainingproductsatEAAAirVentureOshkosh2019:GIFTInstrumentRating,designedtohelpstudentpilotsadvancefasterandmorecost-effectivelythroughtheirinstrumenttraining.   ItfollowsonGIFTPrivatePilot,whichwasintroducedtwoyearsago.   “GIFTassumesthetediousroleofintroducingstudentstoconceptsanddevelopingproficiencythroughrepetition,allowingflightinstructorstofocusmoreonevaluatingskillslikejudgmentanddecision-making,”explainedJoshHarnagel,vicepresidentofmarketing.   SimilartoGIFTPrivatePilot,everymoduleinthenewinstrumenttrainingsupplementincludesapre-flightvideoandawrittenbrief,asimulatormissionwithAI-poweredreal-timecoachingandcorrections,apost-flightdebriefwithobjectivescoringbasedontheFAAAirmanCertificationStandards(ACS),andin-depthpost-flightreviewandtrendtrackingontheRedbirdCloud.   However,GIFTInstrumentRatingisevenmorecustomizable,givingstudentpilotshundredsofvariationsandsettingsoptionsforeachapproachtypeandmaneuver.Forexample,whenthe“SurpriseMe”featureisenabled,GIFTwillrandomizethesettingstocreatehighlyrealistictrainingscenariosthatareunpredictableforthestudentpilot,companyofficialssaid.   Redbirdalsohasimprovedthein-flightandpost-flightcapabilitiesofGIFTInstrumentRating,accordingtocompanyofficials.Addedfunctionalitytothein-flightscreenhelpsstudentsmaintainsituationalawareness,stayontask,andaccessreferencematerialsandimportantdetailsabouttheflightinsession,suchasobjectives,initialconditions,aircraftconfigurations,andmore.   “TherevampedscoringsystemallowsforminordeviationsfromtheACSwhilemakingmasterydifficulttoachieve,whichcreatesanengagingtrainingenvironmentthatencouragesstudentpilotstorevisitmissionsandimprovetheirproficiency,”officialsaddedinapreparedrelease.   GIFTInstrumentRatingwasdevelopedforuseonanyRedbirdtrainingdevice.Thecoursewarecanbeusedinconjunctionwithmostexistingcurriculums,officialsnote.   Underthisbackground,the5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019 willbeheldonSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China. Theforumsubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,NewTechnologyOperation,HardLanding,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 2,2019
  • S7 Technics Adopts New Technology for Aircraft Interior Parts

    S7Technicshasstartedtousevacuumthermoformingforthemanufactureofaircraftinteriorparts.   S7Technics hasbeguntomanufactureplasticproductsusingvacuumthermoforming.Thenewmethod willallowthecompanyto expandtherangeofitemsitisabletoproduceforaircraftinteriors.   S7Technics’specialistsatNovosibirsk’sTolmachevoairporthavebeenmanufacturing plasticcomponentssince2015,withpressurecastingtechniquesusedbefore.    Vacuumthermoforminginvolvesheatingaplasticsheetandstretchingitaroundamoldwithavacuum.Aftertheparthascooled,themold isremovedwithairpressure.   Currently,vacuumthermoformingproducesplasticpassengerseatbacksthatareinstalledonS7Airlines’AirbusA320family.Inthenearfuture,S7willbegintomanufactureotherelementsofaircraftinteriors.   WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenandmatureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities.   Underthisbackground,7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019 whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th -15th inBeijing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 2,2019
  • GE and XTI to Study Hybrid Propulsion Solution for TriFan 600 with GE’s Catalyst

    XTIAircraftCompanyhasselectedGE’sCatalystTMengineasthecoreofitsTriFan600hybrid-electricpropulsionsystem.ThetwocompanieswillworktogethertodefineaserieshybridarchitecturethatwillmeettheTriFanperformancerequirements.   GE’sCatalystisthefirstclean-sheetturbopropenginetohitthegeneralaviationmarketinmorethan30years,enablingbetterperformancethroughprovenGEcommercialtechnology.Operatingasaserieshybridgenerator,GE’sCatalystisdesignedtoanswerthepropulsionandsystemneedsofaircraftintheemergingmegawatthybridpropulsionmarket.   Itcurrentlyhas98patentedtechnologiesandisthefirstengineinitsclasstointroducetwostagesofvariablestatorvanes,cooledhigh-pressureturbinebladesandmore3-Dprintedpartsthananyothercommercialengineinhistory.Itperformsatanindustry-best16:1overallpressureratio.ThesekeytechnologiesenableGE’sCatalysttoextractmorepowerataltitude,aswellasexcessthermodynamicpowerforgrowthinaircraftcapabilityoverthelifetimeofasystem.   CatalystisdesignedtoincorporateaFullAuthorityDigitalEngineControl(FADEC)toallowsimplerintegrationwiththeaircraft’sautopilot,flightcontrolsystems,andavionics,enablingseamlesscontrolforthepilotwhileprotectingallenginelimitsinallphasesofflight.   TheTriFan600willhavethespeed,rangeandcomfortofabusinessjet andtheabilitytotakeoffandlandvertically,likeahelicopter.Usingthreeductedfans,theTriFan600liftsoffvertically.Itstwowingfansthenrotateforwardforaseamlesstransitiontocruisespeedanditsinitialclimb.Itwillreach30,000feetandcruisetothedestinationasahighlyefficientbusinessaircraft.TheTriFan600willincorporateadvancedsafetyfeatures,includingautopilotandcomputerizedcontrolsfortakeoffandlanding.   Aero-engine,thewell-known‘crownjewelry’,isalsothecuttingedgeoftheequipmentmanufacturingindustry.Itisestimatedthatinthenext10years,China'smilitaryandcivilianaviationenginemarketwillexceedtheannualaveragemarketsizeofmorethan110billionyuan,ofwhichmorethan80billionarecivilianmarkets.Inthenext20years,China'sairlineswillhaveabout4,700newmachinesdelivered,withamarketvalueofmorethan$500billion.Thesubstantialincreaseindemandforthewholemachinewilldefinitelydrivethemarketforenginedemand.Assumethattheenginepriceis25%ofthewholemachineprice,andthedomesticenginemarketshareis40%.Thedomesticaircraftenginedemanddrivenbythegrowthofdomesticpassengeraircraftinthenext20yearsis50billionUSdollars.   Understhisbackground,8th ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnology onSeptember26th –27th,2019,itisan unmissableconferenceinXi’an.Attractedmorethan120professionalaudiencetoattend.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 2,2019
  • Comac Forges Ahead with C919 Flight Tests

    AthirdprototypeofComac’sC919narrowbodypassengerjetflewfromthecompany'sShanghaiproductionfacilitytoitsflighttestoperationinXi’an,incentralChina,Fridayinpreparationforanewroundofflighttests.    AccordingtoComac,prototype103tookofffrom ShanghaiPudongInternationalAirportat6:32a.m.localtimeandremainedairbornefor2hours39minutesbeforelandingsafelyat Xi'an’sYanliangAviationIndustrialBase. Themanufacturersaidtheprototypewillinitiallyundergoaseriesofmodificationsbeforeitbeginsflutterandairspeedcalibrationtesting.Engineeringteamswillalsocarryoutoperational,performance,andloadtests. Aircraft103completeditsinauguralflightlastDecember,havingflownfor1hour38minutes.    Meanwhile,Comac’sfirstprototype,101,continuesitsflight-testcampaignatXi’anwhileaircraft102undergoesflighttesting atDongyingShengliAirportineastChina'sShandongProvince.Prototype101completeditslong-delayedfirstflightinMay2017followedbyalong-distancetestflightsixmonthslater.Aircraft102conductedasuccessfultwo-hourfirstflightinDecemberofthatyearandbothprototypesflewagaininJune2018aspartofacontrol-stabilitytestandsystemscheck.    Inabidtoaccelerateitsflight-testcampaign,ComacplanstoflyanadditionalthreeC919prototypesthisyear.Coded104,105,and106,thethreeprototypeshavereached variousstagesofdevelopment.Oncecomplete,theywilljointheflight-testprogram,bringingthetotalnumberofC919stosix.   Comachasscheduledthesixprototypestocollectivelypassthroughsome729testitemsand4,200hoursofflightbeforetheC919obtainscertificationfromtheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC).China’sfirstindigenousairliner,theARJ21,logged5,000hoursbeforereceivingCAACcertification. Inaseparatedevelopment,Chinesestart-upGenghisKhan AirlineslaunchedcommercialoperationsFridayfromitsbaseatHohhotBaitaInternationalAirporttoUlanhotAirport,effectivelybecomingthesecondoperatoroftheARJ21afterComac-ownedChengduAirlines.BasedinInnerMongolia,thenewlyestablishedcarrieristhefirsttocommittooperatingafleetconsistingsolelyoftheChinese-maderegionaljet.InitialroutesincludeconnectingtodestinationsinInnerMongolia. GobeyondtheheadlineswithAIN’sfreeweeklydigestofthenewsshapingtheairtransportindustry. GenghisKhantookdeliveryofitsfirstARJ21-700onFebruary22anditssecondonJune6.ThecarrierexpectstotakedeliveryoftwomoreARJ21sthisyear.Planscallforafleetof25jets,poweredbyGeneralElectricCF34-10Aengines,tooperate60routesto40destinationswithinfiveyears. Under thisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAIIF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Aug 2,2019
  • GE and XTI to Study Hybrid Propulsion Solution for TriFan 600 With GE’s Catalyst

    XTIAircraftCompanyhasselectedGE’sCatalystTMengineasthecoreofitsTriFan600hybrid-electricpropulsionsystem.ThetwocompanieswillworktogethertodefineaserieshybridarchitecturethatwillmeettheTriFanperformancerequirements. GE’sCatalystisthefirstclean-sheetturbopropenginetohitthegeneralaviationmarketinmorethan30years,enablingbetterperformancethroughprovenGEcommercialtechnology.Operatingasaserieshybridgenerator,GE’sCatalystisdesignedtoanswerthepropulsionandsystemneedsofaircraftintheemergingmegawatthybridpropulsionmarket. Itcurrentlyhas98patentedtechnologiesandisthefirstengineinitsclasstointroducetwostagesofvariablestatorvanes,cooledhigh-pressureturbinebladesandmore3-Dprintedpartsthananyothercommercialengineinhistory.Itperformsatanindustry-best16:1overallpressureratio.ThesekeytechnologiesenableGE’sCatalysttoextractmorepowerataltitude,aswellasexcessthermodynamicpowerforgrowthinaircraftcapabilityoverthelifetimeofasystem. CatalystisdesignedtoincorporateaFullAuthorityDigitalEngineControl(FADEC)toallowsimplerintegrationwiththeaircraft’sautopilot,flightcontrolsystems,andavionics,enablingseamlesscontrolforthepilotwhileprotectingallenginelimitsinallphasesofflight. TheTriFan600willhavethespeed,rangeandcomfortofabusinessjet andtheabilitytotakeoffandlandvertically,likeahelicopter.Usingthreeductedfans,theTriFan600liftsoffvertically.Itstwowingfansthenrotateforwardforaseamlesstransitiontocruisespeedanditsinitialclimb.Itwillreach30,000feetandcruisetothedestinationasahighlyefficientbusinessaircraft.TheTriFan600willincorporateadvancedsafetyfeatures,includingautopilotandcomputerizedcontrolsfortakeoffandlanding. Aero-engine,thewell-known‘crownjewelry’,isalsothecuttingedgeoftheequipmentmanufacturingindustry.Itisestimatedthatinthenext10years,China'smilitaryandcivilianaviationenginemarketwillexceedtheannualaveragemarketsizeofmorethan110billionyuan,ofwhichmorethan80billionarecivilianmarkets.Inthenext20years,China'sairlineswillhaveabout4,700newmachinesdelivered,withamarketvalueofmorethan$500billion.Thesubstantialincreaseindemandforthewholemachinewilldefinitelydrivethemarketforenginedemand.Assumethattheenginepriceis25%ofthewholemachineprice,andthedomesticenginemarketshareis40%.Thedomesticaircraftenginedemanddrivenbythegrowthofdomesticpassengeraircraftinthenext20yearsis50billionUSdollars. Understhisbackground,8thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyonSeptember26th–27th,2019,itisanunmissableconferenceinXi’an.Attractedmorethan120professionalaudiencetoattend. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 30,2019
  • Delta's Focus on Passenger Experience And Loyalty Has its Profits And its Stock Soaring

    Duringitssecond-quarterearningscall,Deltaannouncedrecord-breakingnumbersonprofits,passengers,andperformance. Notably,premium-cabinsales,combinedwithloyaltyanddirect-booking,contributedtothesuccess.Sodidluck—unlikecompetitorsAmericanAirlinesandUnitedAirlines,Deltadoesn'thaveany737Maxaircraftinitsfleet. Thereportrepresentsareturn-on-investmentforDelta'semphasisonbranding,performance,andpassengerexperience. AsDeltahelditssecond-quarterinvestorscallonThursdayitseemedthatCEOEdBastianwasonthevergeoftakingavictorylap. WhileotherUSairlinesstrugglewithmaintenanceproblems,labor-relationsdisasters,andschedulingdifficultiesthankstotheongoinggroundingoftheBoeing737Max,Deltamanagedtosteerclearoftheseissues. However,itwasn'tjustamatterofavoidingthepitfallsthathaveplagueditscompetitionoverrecentmonths—althoughthatcertainlydidn'thurt.Deltaisalsoseeingitspastinvestmentsarestartingtopayoff. TheairlineraiseditsoutlookfortheyearandbeatWallStreetexpectationsbypostingarecord$1.5billioninprofit,buttheairlinealsosawitspremium-classticketsalesandoverallcustomerloyaltystrengthen,contributingtothesuccess. Overthepastyear,Deltahasfoundthatmorecustomersarewillingtobookdirectlywiththeairlineandpayformoreexpensiveseats,upendingtheideathatcustomersareprimarilylookingforthecheapestpossiblefares. Deltahasrolledoutnewfeaturesandcommitmentsoverthepastseveralyearsrelatingtopassengerexperienceinanefforttodriveloyalty,anditappearstobepayingdividends. AccordingtoBastian,travelersarebuying65-70%ofpremium-cabinseats,includingoninternationalanddomesticroutes.In2011,only13%ofdomesticfirst-classseatsweresold. However,althoughtherevenuefocuswasonpremiumseats,Deltaisalsofindingitsbrand,andpastinvestments,engenderingloyaltyinthemaincabin. Whilehighersalesofpremiumseatsmeansfewerfreeupgradesforfrequentflyers,Delta'sfrequent-flyerprogramisalsoaddingtoitsbottomline. Readmore:Boeingannouncedamajorleadershipshuffleforitstroubled737Maxteam,andtheheadoftheprogramisout hairlinesignedanewcontractwithAmericanExpressearlierthisyeartoissueco-brandedrewardscreditcards—thecontractwasworthanestimated$7billionannuallyby2023.Loyaltyrevenuesgrewjustunder20%to$1.2billionthisquarter. Asidefrompurerevenue,highercustomerloyaltydiscussedonthecallisalmostcertainlyaproductofbrandingandproduct.Delta'sreputationasthe mostreliable mainlineUScarrier,combinedwithnew,premiumfeatures intheeconomycabin,begetloyaltyand,insomecases,motivatecustomerstopayhigherfares.Evenanoft-promotedcommitmenttohavingin-flightentertainmentscreensonmostaircraft—comparedwithotherairlineswhichcutthescreens—helps. That'salsodrivenmorepeopletobookdirectlywiththeairline,ratherthanlookingthroughthird-partysitesandcomparingpriceswithothercarriers.AccordingtoBastian,10-15%ofcustomerscurrentlybookthroughonlinetravelagencies—downfromone-thirdofcustomers10yearsago. RhondaCrawford,Delta'sVPofGlobalDistributionandDigitalStrategy,notedonacallwithBusinessInsiderthattheairlinemakesanefforttohighlightitsnewandimprovedproductsduringtheflight-searchprocess—givingpassengersadditionalreasontopurchasedirectly. "That'swhywegiveyouaflag,whensearching,toknow;areyougoingtobeonanewairplane?Areyougoingtobeinanewupgradedcabin?"shesaid. ThatflagwillbecomeevenmorecommonasDeltatakesdeliveriesofnewAirbusA330neoandA220aircraft.Duringtheinvestorcall,BastiansaidtheairlinehasmovedupitsplantoretireitsagingMD-90fleetbytwoyears.Thelastflightsonthoseaircraftwillbein2022. "Whenyousteponanewairplane,it'savery,verydifferentfeeling,"Crawfordsaid,anticipatingthefuturereturnontheinvestmentinnewaircraft."Everybodygetsexcitedbythat.Thesameaswhenwerideinanewcar." Theresultshavebeengoodnewsforeveryonefrompassengerstostockholders—asofFridayafternoon,Delta'sstockwasontracktocloseatafive-yearhigh. underthisbackground theCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019 willbeheld,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheldon October 30th -31st  ,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy. Register yourinterestorgetintouch with marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 30,2019
  • EASA Certifies Safran Arrano 1A Engine Powering H160 Helicopter

    SafranHelicopterEngineshasreceivedEASA(EuropeanAviationSafetyAgency)TypeCertificationforitsArrano1Aengine,installedintheAirbusHelicoptersH160.Arranoisanewgenerationengineinthe1,100to1,300shppowerrange,perfectlysuitedfornewfour-to-sixtonnehelicopters.TheH160madeitsfirstflightwiththeArranoinJanuary2016. ArranoProgramDirectorCyrilleRessejac-Duparcsaid,"weareproudtoannounceArranocertificationhereatleBourget.ThisengineliesatthevanguardofSafranHelicopterEngines'newenginerangeanditsperformanceisunrivalled.Itfeatureslowoperationalandsupportcosts,easymaintenanceandalowerenvironmentalfootprint.Afteratestcampaignof10,000hours,including2,000inflight,wearenowreadytosupportH160entry-into-service.SafranHelicopterEnginesisalsostronglycommittedtodevelopingtheHIL(HélicoptèresInterarméesLégers)militaryvariant". "ArranoisamajorassetoftheH160andonethatisfullyalignedwiththeprogramme'soverallambitionofbringinginnovationsforgreatercustomersatisfaction,thankstoitslowerfuelconsumption,itshighlevelofperformance,anditsmaintenanceplanthathasbeenharmonizedwiththatofthehelicopter's,.Itscertificationpassesanewmilestoneonthehelicopter'sentry-into-serviceroadmap",saidBernardFujarski,AirbusHelicoptersH160ProgramDirector. Arranointegratesthebestinaero-enginetechnologies.Itsinnovativedesignfeaturesanew-generationdigitalcontrolsystemthatoffersgreaterin-flightresponsiveness,enhancingbothsafetyandpilothandling.Itcombinesahighlyefficienttwo-stagecentrifugalcompressor,developedwithintheEuropeanCleanSkyprogram,withnew-designvariableinletguidevanes(IGV).Throughimprovingtheengine'sthermalefficiency,thesecomponentscontributetoreducingfuelconsumptionby15%,overotherin-serviceengines.Thegyratorycombustionchamberfeaturesfuelinjectorsmadeusingadditivemanufacturing(3D-printing)techniques.Theseenhanceenginestartperformanceinallweathersandaltitudes,andcontributetoreducingemissions. TheArranohasbeendesignedwithsimplemaintenanceinmind,andcomponentsandaccessoriesareeasytoaccess,disassembleandexchange.Servicingtimeishalfthatofpreviousgenerationengines.OperatorsalsobenefitfromnewdigitalservicesfromSafranHelicopterEngines,includinganelectronicenginelogbook(BOOST)andengine-lifedatatracking(HealthMonitoring). Aero-engine,thewellknown‘crownjewelry’,isalsothecuttingedgeoftheequipmentmanufacturingindustry.Itis estimatedthatinthenext10years,China'smilitaryandcivilianaviationenginemarketwillexceedtheannualaverage marketsizeofmorethan110billionyuan,ofwhichmorethan80billionarecivilianmarkets.Inthenext20years, China'sairlineswillhaveabout4,700newmachinesdelivered,withamarketvalueofmorethan$500billion.The substantialincreaseindemandforthewholemachinewilldefinitelydrivethemarketforenginedemand.Assume thattheenginepriceis25%ofthewholemachineprice,andthedomesticenginemarketshareis40%.Thedomestic aircraftenginedemanddrivenbythegrowthofdomesticpassengeraircraftinthenext20yearsis50billionUS dollars.   Underthisbackground,8th ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyForum2019 onSeptember27th isan unmissableconferenceinXi’an.   Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 15,2019
  • Next Steps For Using Additive Manufacturing For Repairs

    Amidalltheexcitementaboutthepotentialofadditivemanufacturing(AM)intheaftermarket,today’sapplicationsareoftenquiteprosaic.Plasticairvents,windowbreatherpipesandvideo-monitorshroudsareunderstandablestartingpointsforMROcompaniesfamiliarizingthemselveswiththetechnology,buttheyareunlikelytopersuadethat3Dprintingwilltransformtheindustryanytimesoon. Ofcourse,muchbiggerdevelopmentsareunderwayataircraftandenginemanufacturers,whichareinvestingbillionsinAMandhavealreadybegunproducingsomemetalcomponents.ExamplesincludefuelnozzlesfortheCFMLeapengineanda1.5-m-wide(4.9-ft.)front-bearinghousingfortheRolls-RoyceTrentXWBengine. Inprinciple,themetalprintingprocessisverysimilartothatusedbyMROstoproduceplasticcabinparts,butmetallicAMcomponentscanexhibitlowerstaticandfatiguestrengthsthanrolledbilletsofmetal.Overcomingsuchchallengesrequiresconsiderableinvestmentandtesting,whichmaykeeptheproductionofmoreadvancedcomponentsoutsidethereachofairlinesandMROproviders. “TheAMmanufacturingmethods,andtosomedegreethematerials,lackthesamedegreeofindustrystandardizationthatwenowtakeforgrantedwithmetallicandcompositelaminatedparts,”notesVictorHo,AARvicepresidentforengineering.“AARhasfoundpart-to-partvariabilityduringstructuraltestsofAMarticlesthatwereprintedbetweensimilarmachines.” Insteadofcomplexstructuralandmetalcomponents,theMROcommunityismorelikelytofocusitsAMeffortsonpartsandtoolingthataresimplertoprototype,produceandcertify.Theotheravenueforthemtoexploreisadditiverepairs. DependingonhowonedefinesAMrepairs,thetechniqueiseitherinitsinfancyinaerospaceorisbuildingondecadesofpriorexperience.Certaintypesofweldingareaformofadditivemanufacturing,althoughthetechniquescommonlyassociatedwithfabricatingcomponents—suchasfusingormeltingmetalorplasticpowders—arestillunderdevelopmentintherepaircontext. WiththedevelopmentofaviationindustryinChinaandtheincreaseofthedemandofcivilaircraft,thedemandofChina'saviationmaterialsindustryisconstantlyreleased.Aviationmaterialsandprocesstechnologyarethetwocornerstonesoflayingthemanufacturingcapacityofaviationindustry,thebiggestbottleneckrestrictingthedevelopmentofChina'scivilaviationindustryatpresent,andalsooneofthemostextensiveandpotentialcoreareasofChina'saviationmanufacturingindustrychaintowardsamoreopenandmatureprocess.Thedevelopmentofmaterialsisofgreatsignificancetothedevelopmentofaviationequipment.Theaviationmaterialsindustryisundoubtedlyoneofthemostdynamicareasforgrowthandinvestmentopportunities.  Underthisbackground,7th AnnualChinaAeronauticalMaterialsandProcessSummit2019 whichisanunmissableconferencewillbeheldonNovember14th -15th inthecityofBeijing.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails. 

    Jul 15,2019
  • Boeing Debuting 777 to Serve As 2019 Flying Test Bed

    Boeingislaunchingitslatestroundofflight-testingtoassessnewtechnologiesthatcouldaddressreal-worldchallengesforairplaneoperatorsandpassengers—fromenhancingsafetyandsustainabilitytoimprovingtheflyingexperience.ThecompanyisdebutingaBoeing777thatwillserveasthe2019flyingtestbedfor50projects. Boeing’secoDemonstratorprogramfirsttooktotheskiesin2012.Fiveairplanes—a737-800,787-8Dreamliner,757,EmbraerE170and777Freighter—havetested112technologiesthrough2018.MorethanathirdofthetechnologieshavetransitionedtoimplementationatBoeingorbyprogrampartners.Nearlyhalfremaininfurtherdevelopmentwhiletestingontheotherprojectswasdiscontinuedafterlearningswereaccomplished. AmongthetechnologiesnowinuseareiPadappsthatprovidereal-timeinformationtopilots,enablingthemtoreducefueluseandemissions;customapproachpathinformationtoreducecommunitynoise;andacamerasystemonthe777Xthatwillhelppilotsavoidgroundobstacles. AkeypartoftheecoDemonstratorprogramiscollaborationwithindustrypartnerstojointlytesttechnologiesandsharelearningsthatadvanceaviation.Morethanadozenpartnersareparticipatinginthe2019program,includinganindustryconsortiumdevelopingaconnectivitystandardfornetworkedcabinsofthefutureknownasiCabin. Flighttestswillbeconductedthisfall.TheflightswillincludeatriptoFrankfurtAirportinGermany,wheretheecoDemonstrator’stechnologymissionwillbepresentedtogovernmentofficials,industryrepresentativesandSTEMstudentstohelpinspirethenextgenerationinaerospaceleadership.Amajorityofthetestflightswillflyonsustainableaviationfueltoreducecarbondioxideemissionsanddemonstratethefuel’sviability. Underthisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichishostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyAVICXACCommercialAircraftCo.,Ltd,AECCXi’anAero-EngineLtd.,AVICXi’anFlightAutomaticControlResearchInstitute,andGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Registeryourinterestor getintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 16,2019
  • China Eastern Introduces RFID-tech in Luggage Tracking at Shanghai Airports

    ChinaEasternAirlineshascomprehensivelyintroducedradiofrequencyidentificationdevices(RFID)inluggagetrackingattwomajorcivilairportsinShanghai,accordingtotheairlineWednesday. StartingfromJuly,ChinaEasternhasputtheRFID-techintooperationatShanghaiHongqiaoInternationalAirportandShanghaiPudongInternationalAirport,theairlinesaid. TheRFID-techisamongthemostadvancedluggage-managementtechnologiesintheglobalcivilaviationindustry.Comparedwiththecurrentbaggagetagscanningtechnology,theRFID-techprovidesairpassengersfasterandmoreefficientservice. Itallowsairpassengerstofollowthereal-timeinformationoftheirluggagewithanelectronicdevice. BeijingDaxingInternationalAirport,scheduledtogointooperationinSeptember,willcomprehensivelyintroducetheRFID-techinluggagetracking. China'scivilaviationauthoritiesareworkinghardtocreatesafe,green,smartandhuman-orientedairports.Easyandefficientluggagemanagementisamongthekeymeasurementsofasmartairport. Luggagetrackingwithsmarttoolisalsoanimportantfactorwhichcaninfluencecustomerloyaltyandwillbehighlyconcernedbyairlines,underthisbackgrounditwillbeahottopicintheCivilAviationCustomerLoyaltyManagementForum2019,thiseventishostedby ChineseSocietyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperationSupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organizedby COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,LtdwhichwillbeheldonOctober 30th -31st  ,2019inShanghai,China.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience&  Precision Marketing Strategy. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2019
  • L3 Harris Opens New London Training Center

    PrinceCharlesofficiallyopenedL3Harris'snew$200millionLondonTrainingCentreatCrawley,nearGatwickAirport,onJune10.ThecentersitsadjacenttoitsnewsimulatorproductionfacilityandmarksamoveoutofthenearbyThalesfacility;L3(asitwasthencalled)acquiredThalesCivilAircraftSimulation&Trainingin2012buthiredalargesectionoftheThalesbuilding,whileThalescontinueditsownmilitarysimulationandtrainingactivitiesbehindapartitionwalluntilthenewL3Harriscenterwasready. UKAviationMinisterCharlotteVerealsoattendedtheceremony,whichinvolvedPrinceCharlesunveilingaplaqueafterflyinganL3HarrisRealitySevenA320full-flightsimulatorintoGlasgow.Charlescharacterizedflyinginhisdayas“bytheseatofyourpantsandbydeadreckoning”duringtheceremony. “OurinvestmentinthisfacilityreflectsourconfidenceinthegrowthopportunitiesintheUKandtheaviationindustry,illustratedclearlybythedemandfornewairlinepilotsacrosstheworld,”saidAlanCrawford,presidentofL3HarrisCommercialAviation. HeaddedthatthecompanybuiltthefacilityonlandwheretheoriginalRediffusionsat. “Sowearecomingbacktoourspiritualhome,”heproclaimed.Already26ofthecompany’sairlinepartnershaveusedthefacility,hesaid,notingtheneedfortheindustrytotrain30,000professionalpilotsoverthenextfiveyearstosatisfyfleetgrowth(basedonaircraftorders)andpilotretirements. Duringatouroftheproductionfacility,MiteshPatel,directorofsales,marketing,and customerexcellence,saidthatthecompanyhasdeliveredbetween80and85simulators inthepastthreeyears.Headdedthathebasedthefigureonaircraftunitsonlybecausethemodularsystemmateswithamotionsystemandavisualsystematthecustomers’premises. Patelsaidtheproductionbuildingholds10bays,someofwhichthecompanycoulduse tosupplementthetrainingsideofthebusinesswithitsownsimulators,addingadditionalflexibility. Lastyear,hesaid,thecompanybuilt22simulatorsinCrawley, 18ofwhichwentforcustomeruse andtheothersforitsin-housetrainingbusiness.L3Harris planstosendtwosimulators—anA320anda737—to Arlington,Texas,whichpreviouslyhashousedonlymilitarysimulators. Meanwhile,thecompanycontinuestoexpand itstrainingcapacity.Crawfordtold AIN thatfollowingtheacquisitionofCTCatBournemouth,ithasincreasedthenumberofpilotstrained from300to1,700ayear;italsomaintainscentersinPortugal,NewZealand,andnowCranfieldintheUK,whichopenedrecently.FortheU.S. marketandChinaitoperatesatrainingcenterinSanford,Florida. Finally,CrawfordsaidtheacquisitionofFareham-basedFlightDataServiceshasgivenitin-depthflightdatarecorderanalysiscapabilities,whichtiesinbothwithitsrecordersjointventurewiththeThalesL3jointventureACSS andanewserviceforairlinestotaketheirdataandfeeditbackintotraining.Withthecompany’sEthossoftwareithaspartneredwithDeltaAirLinesinaprojecttoallowpilotstoseetheirownperformanceontabletdevices. SimulationtrainingisalwaysabigsubjectinflightTraining,alsohighlyconcernedandhottopicduringthe5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019whichwillbeheldonSeptember25th-26th,2019 inSanya,China. Theforumsubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,NewTechnologyOperation,HardLanding,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 15,2019
  • 3rd Civil Helicopter Industry International Forum 2019 was Successfully Held in Shanghai

    Accordingtothe“13thFive-YearDevelopmentPlanofGeneralAviation”issuedbytheNationalDevelopmentandReformCommission,Chinawillvigorouslypromotethedevelopmentofgeneralaviationculture,tourism,leisureandentertainment,whilestrengtheningtheprotectionandimprovementofpeople'slivelihood,andstrengtheningtheapplicationofgeneralaircraftinemergencyrescueandshort-distancetransportation.Itisestimatedthatby2020,thesizeofChina'sgeneralaviationfleetwillreachmorethan5000,andthecompositegrowthratewillreach17.5%. Underthisbackground,the3rdCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum2019wassuccessfullyheldinShanghaifromJune26th-27th,2019.TheforumisAdvisedbytheCAACEastChinaRegionalAdministration,HostedbytheChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,supportedbyCAACEastChinaGeneralAviationServiceCenter,OrganizedbyLONGHUAAIRPORTGROUPCOMPANY,ChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,AECCHunanAviationPowerplantResearchInstitute,AVICShanghaiAviationElectronicCo.,Ltd.,AVICATMSYSTEMandEQUIPMENTCORPORATIONLIMITED,Co-organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. LiuGaozhuo,HonoraryChairmanofChineseSocietyofAeronautics&Astronautics,madeanopeningspeechandYangGuoqing,FormerDeputyDirectorGeneraloftheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina,madeawelcomingspeech. LiuGaozhuo,HonoraryChairmanofChineseSocietyofAeronautics&Astronautics YangGuoqing,FormerDeputyDirectorGeneraloftheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina Attheforum,therelevantleadersofCAAC,HelicopterResearchInstituteandenterprisedeliveredspeechesonthedevelopmentofOEM,engineandairborneequipmentincivilhelicopterindustry,aswellastheoperation,maintenance,training,serviceandmarketanalysisofcivilhelicopter,soastopromotetheintegrationandcooperationofindustry,ensuretheoperation,safetyandreliabilityofcivilhelicopter. OntheafternoonofJune27th,theparticipantswenttoCAACEastChinaGeneralAviationServiceCenterandLonghuaAirportforavisittounderstandthecurrentsituationoftheGeneralAviationindustry,andexperiencethevigorousdevelopmentofGeneralAviation. Thetwo-dayforumendedsatisfactorilyandattractednearly200guestsfromdomesticandforeignhelicopteroperators,OEMs,helicoptersystemsuppliers,parts,equipmentsuppliers,governmentsandindustrymedia.Theaimofthisforumistobuildaninternationalcommunicationplatformtostrengthenindustrycooperation,promotecommonprogressanddevelopmentofcivilhelicopterindustryathomeandabroad,explorelow-costhelicopteroperationschemes,andfurthercreateneweconomicgrowthpointsandhighervaluefortheindustry.Wehopethatmoreexpertsandscholarswillparticipateintheforumnextyear.

    Jul 4,2019
  • Aircraft Engine Electrical Wiring Harnesses And Cable Assembly Market to Witness Astonishing Growth With Key Players| AMETEK, GKN, Nexans

    AircraftEngineElectricalWiringHarnessesandCableAssemblyMarket researchreportisprovidedonmajorfactorssuchasconsumerneedsandchangesobservedinthemovertime,marketsalesintermsofvalueandvolume,emergingopportunities,marketgrowthtrends,factorsdrivingthismarket,threatsassociatedwiththemandmarketperformanceofkeyvendorsalongwithkeyregions.Fromaglobalperspective,thisreportrepresentsanoverallAircraftEngineElectricalWiringHarnessesandCableAssemblysmarketsizebyanalyzinghistoricaldataandfutureprospectinAerospace&Defencesector.Regionally,thisreportfocusesonseveralkeyregions:NorthAmerica,Europe,China,andJapan. AboutAircraftEngineElectricalWiringHarnessesandCableAssembly Anelectricalwiringharnessisanassemblyofelectricalcablesorwiresthattransmitsignalsorelectricalpowertotheengine.Thesecablesarebondedtogetherbyusingstrapsandcablelacing.ThegrowthoftheglobalcommercialaircraftgasturbineengineMarketismainlypropelledbythegrowingglobalpassengertrafficandthedemandforfuel-efficientaircraft.Commercialaircraftoriginalequipmentmanufacturers(OEMs)areactivelyengagedinthedevelopmentofnewgenerationaircraftthatfeaturebothdecreasedfuelconsumptionandreducednoiseandcarbonemissions. IndustryanalystsforecasttheglobalaircraftengineelectricalwiringharnessesandcableassemblyMarkettogrowataCAGRof6.50%duringtheperiod2019-2023. AssemblyMarkettopmanufacturersnamely AMETEK,GKN,Nexans,Safran,andZodiacAerospace,AeroFlite,CarlisleIT,Co-OperativeIndustriesAerospace&Defense,andTEConnectivity, areanalyzedforthe Productportfolio,Segmentfocus,Geographicfocus,Businesssegments Organizationaldevelopments, and Strength-weaknessanalysis. Thekeytoanysuccessfulbusinessisunderstandingthenewdemandsofthecustomersandkeepingaclosewatchonthechangingmodeloftheclientbase.Themoreyouengagewithyourclientbase,thecleareryouareaboutthemostproductivewaysinwhichtohookyouridealcustomer.Predictingwhatyourcustomerswant,evenbeforetheythemselvesknowaboutit,isthefirststeptoprofitableinnovation. AircraftEngineElectricalWiringHarnessesandCableAssemblyMarketreportconsiders mainproducttypesandmarketisanalyzedfortheMarketsize,Marketopportunityforthesetypes.Also,past,currentandanticipatedmarketsituationsandgrowthrateareprovided. TheCAGRofeachsegmentintheAircraftEngineElectricalWiringHarnessesandCableAssemblymarketalongwithglobalmarket(asawhole)isexplainedwithgreatease.Also,globalandregionalAircraftEngineElectricalWiringHarnessesandCableAssemblymarketsupplychainanalysisprovidesvitalinfoaboutproducers,distributorsandkeyend-usersinthemarket.Italsoexplainsimport-exportsituations,affectingfactorsetc.   Under thisbackground,the "2019ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnoogyForum(CAPTF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAPTF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails. 

    Jul 3,2019
  • Evolving AFP For The Next Generation

    Ifautomatedfiberplacement(AFP)andautomatedtapelaying(ATL)werethemanufacturingprocessesthatenabledwidespreadapplicationofcompositesintheBoeing787andAirbusA350,thenitwillalso beAFP/ATLthatleadthewayforthenextgenerationofcommercialaircraft,nowondrawingboards.Thedifferencethistimearound?Rate. Boeingestimatesthat,by2037,theworldwillneedmorethan31,000newsingle-aisleaircrafttomeetpassengerdemand.Airbusforecastsaneedformorethan28,000single-aisleaircraftby2037.Bothcompaniesareconsideringreplacementsoftheirsingle-aislestalwarts—the737(Boeing)andtheA320(Airbus).Bothcompaniesareexpectedtoemploycompositessignificantlyonanynewaircrafttheydevelop.Bothcompaniesaretellingtheirsupplychainstoexpectproductionratesfortheseplanesof60-100planespermonth,withemphasison100.Thesingle-aislecategory,forbothcompanies,representsabouttwothirdsoftotalglobaldemand,whichmeansthatthemanufacturingenvironmentdevelopedforsingle-aisleaircraftwillbecomethedefaultmanufacturingenvironmentforaerocompositesfortheforeseeablefuture. Allofthismeansthatautomationtechnologymustbedevelopednowifitwantstokeepupwiththequalityandproductionraterequirementsofnext-generationaircraft.NoneofthisislostonElectroimpact (EI,Mukilteo,Wash.,U.S.)seniorengineerToddRudberg.RudbergandEIenteredthecompositesworldin2004whenthecompanydevelopedAFPtechnologyformanufactureofthe787Section41forwardfuselagesectionfabricatedbySpiritAeroSystems (Wichita,Kan.,U.S.).EIsubsequentlywentontoproduceAFPandATLsystems formanufactureofother787structures,A350structures,enginestructuresand,mostrecently,Boeing777Xwingspars.Now,Rudbergislookingatthefutureofnext-generationaircraftmanufactureandseesopportunitiesforAFPtoimprove.Substantially. Theopportunities,saysRudberg,areobviouswhenonelooksatthedata.Infact,EIhasdevelopedseveralmetricstohelpthecompanyunderstandwhatitsmachinerydoeswell,andwhatitcanimprove.First,inlookingoverthe2019AFPlandscape,RudbergseesmyriadthreatstocurrentAFPtechnology,includingATL,handlayup,flatchargesofwovenfabricsand,ofcourse,aluminum. TheAFPmetricsRudbergdevelopedcomefromafullproductiondemonstrator(FPD)projectforwhichEIconductedfourpre-productionbuilds.Datafromoneofthosebuilds,doneinFebruary2019with“standard”EIAFPtechnology,revealedasubstantialmachineutilizationchallenge,withmachineusetimefallingintooneofsevenbuckets: Laserprojection:30% Run:27% Inspection:22% Break:10% Operator-inducedstop:6% Errorrecovery:3% Image:2% Lookedatanotherway,withcurrenttechnology,thereisonevalue-addedoperation inAFP(run),withallelsedeemed non-value-addedoperations.Thustheratioofvaluetonon-valueoperationsis1:3.“Theindustryreallywants3:1,andsodoI,”saysRudberg,“andI’dliketogetthisdonebeforeIretire.”Thegoal,simply,istoreducethetimeconsumedbynon-value-addedoperations. ThereisalsooneoverarchingAFPmetricthatneedsexplanation:meanstripsbeforefailure(MSBF).Thisistheaveragenumberoffibertowsplacedbetweenplacementfailures.Thelargerthisnumber,ofcourse,themorereliablethemachineandtheprocessis.TheFebruaryFPDbuild,saysRudberg,hada5,365MSBF. Thegoals LookingmorecloselyatAFPoperation,saysRudberg,EIhasdirectcontroloveronlythreeoperations:run,errorrecoveryandinspection.Andthisiswherethecompanyisfocusingitsefforts.Thatsaid,Rudbergpointsoutthattheairframeralsohasaroletoplay,particularlyinreductionofqualityinspections,breaksandoperator-inducedstops.“Wehavetorealizethatruntimeshavegottenreallylowbecausemachinesareveryfast,”hesays,“andanythingthatisnon-value-addedhasamassiveimpactonyourutilization.So,itturnsoutthisisateamsport.NotonlydoestheOEM—me—havetodobetter,theairframeralsohassomeresponsibility.” Fornext-generationaircraftmanufacture,RudbergwantstoincreaseMSBFto>20,000,boostruntimeto77%andcompletelyeliminatelaserprojection,operator-inducedstopandimage.How?Rudbergidentifiesthreetechnologyareasthatcanfacilitatethistransition:servo-drivencreels,100%in-processinspectionanddatamanagement,orEI4.0. AllthreehavebeenassessedbyEIinaseriesofrecentFPDprojectbuildsafterthatinitialFebruarybuild.DatafromtheFPD projectitselfprovethatEIisheadedintherightdirection.RudbergsaystheAFPsystemused—calledMuSCLE—achieved1,500horseppowerpeakpower,0.5Gacceleration/deceleration,a4,000inches/minutelaydownrate,aheadturntimeof1second,asparcornerspeedof120degrees/secondand6,000MSBF(achievedinproduction). Theconversiontoservomotorcreels,andawayfromservopneumaticcreels,saysRudberg,hasbeendonetoincreasetowplacementspeed,towplacementaccuracy,towtensioncontrolandoverallbuildreliability.ThecompanyhasspentthelasttwoyearsworkingonacompactservodrivethatcanbeinstalledontheEImodularhead.Theresultsofthetechnology,sofar,arepromising;testingshows:15,000MSBF,87%fasteraddspeed,36%fastercutspeed,betterendplacementaccuracy.Further,EIprovedthattheservomotorcreelsystemcouldbeusedtoplacedrycarbonfibers. Thekeyforinspectionisthe“in-process”part.EIalreadyhasinspectiontechnology,developedwithAlignedVision (Chelmsford,Mass.,U.S.)anddeployedonthe777Xwingmanufacturingline thatuseslaserandvisiontechnologytocheckforlaps,gaps,wrinkles,end-placementerrorsandforeignobjectdebris(FOD).Thissystem,however,existsindependentoftheAFPsystemandrequiresaclearfieldofviewtooperate—meaningtheAFPheadmustbemoved.RudbergandEIhavedevelopedanewinspectionsystem,calledRIPIT,thatisintegraltotheAFPheadandinspectsfiberplacementassoonasitoccurs. AsBoeingandAirbusconsiderout-of-autoclavecompositesmanufacturingprocesses,theabilityofAFPsystemstoefficientlyplacedrycarbonfiberswillbecritical.ThisdemonstratorsparshowsdryfiberplacedbyanElectroimpactsystem. EIwillnotdivulgethenatureofthetechnologybehindRIPITexcepttosaythatitisnotlaser-orvision-based.Inanycase,Rudbergsaystestsofthesystemrevealthatitisabletodetect,inrealtime,towslippageto±0.030inch,addplacementto±0.050inchandcutplacementto±0.050inch.Further,saysRudberg,“WehavedoneplentyoftrialscorrelatingRIPITdatawiththeexistingBoeing-qualifiedvisionsystem[AlignedVisionsystemusedon777X]andwegetcorrelation.” Thevalueofdatamanagement,saysRudberg,restsintheabilityofEI’ssystemstohelpfabricatorsseemoreclearlyhowwelltheAFPprocessisworking.Tothatend,EIhasdevelopeddatavisualizationsoftware—EI4.0—thatoffersvisibilityintonotjusthowagivenmachineperformed(basedonMSBF)duringagivenbuild,buthowindividualtowsandsequencesperformed.Basically,thesoftwarehelpstheoperatorseeexactlywhereintheAFPheadtheproblemis.“So,wewillusethisEI4.0toindicatewherethey[operators]needtogolookintheAFPheadtomakechanges,”Rudbergsays. Usingthissoftware,itispossibletographicallydisplayMSBFforavarietyofmachinefunctionsandidentifyproblemfibertowsandparticularlychallengingsequences.Thesoftwarealsomeasuresandreportsothermachineactivitiesthatmighterodeutilization.Usingthesedatamanagementtools,EIwasabletooptimizeandreducethebuildtimefortheOPSfrommorethan50minutestojustlessthan40minutes.Othertoolsincludeshiftperformancecomparisonsandplyanglecomparisons. “Idobelievethatutilizationof75%isarealisticgoalorexpectation,”Rudbergasserts.“But,it’sgoingtotaketeamwork,it’sgoingtotakeorganizationalinitiativeandfollow-throughfromtheairframer,it’sgoingtotakeourimprovedtechnology,it’sgoingtotakebetterpreventivemaintenanceandpredictivemaintenance,andbettertoolstoanalyzecelluseandmachineperformance.” Under thisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAIIF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jul 3,2019
  • Astronautic Gets U.S. FAA Nod for RoadRunner

    AstronauticsreceivedU.S.FAAsupplementaltypecertification(STC)forinstallationofitsRoadRunnerdrop-inreplacementelectronicflightinstrument(EFI)aboardLeonardoA109/119helicopters.EASAandNationalCivilAviationAgencyofBrazilapprovalsareexpectedtofollowforthesehelicopters,whilecustomershipments,availablethroughAstronautics’authorizeddealernetwork,havealreadybegun.TheSTCfollowsTSOapprovalannouncedearlierthismonth. Designedtoreduceoperatingandmaintenancecosts,theRoadRunnerismadetoreplacefive-inchADIandHSIelectromechanicalunits.TheunitisembeddedwithincreasedsafetyfunctionalitythatisfoundonmodernEFIS,includingHTAWSandsyntheticvision.Thiscomeswitha“reallybigweightsavings,”saidAstronauticspresidentChadCundiff,estimatingthatitcouldamountto15poundsperflightdeck. OneofthekeyaspectsfortheRoadRunneristhatitwasdesignedforeaseofinstallation.Itcomeswithawiringadapterharnessandfitsintoexistingslotsforelectromechanicalunits.“Youarenotcuttingpanelsorrunningwiresallovertheaircraft,”Cundiffsaid,addingthattheinstallationcouldtakeplaceinadayortwo. AstronauticsownstheinitialSTContheA109,butalreadyhadbegunpre-productionshippingtocustomersand/orinstallationcentersfordevelopmentofSTCsonotheraircraft,hesaid. Thecompany(Hall3,StandA40) haslinedupaworldwidenetworkof16dealers,someofwhichwillbeworkingonSTCs.CundiffbelievestheinitialSTCswillinvolveaircraftsuchastheBell212,412,and214,aswellastheUH-60LFirehawk.UnitedRotorcraftselectedtheAFI4700RoadRunnerEFIfortwoofitsFirehawksoperatedbytheVenturaCountyFireDepartmentinCalifornia. Duringthe“13thFive-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.  Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd–23rd,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jul 1,2019
  • Why Better Simulator Training is Key To Getting 737 MAX Off The Ground

    RecertificationoftheBoeing737MAXjetlinerhasbroughtintointensefocusakeypartof pilottraining:simulators.Byreplicatingthelookandfeelofanaircraft cockpit,simulatorsareessentialforbuildingpilots’knowledgeandskills, whileallowingthemtoexperiencethephysicalaspectsofoperatingaircraft. Simulatorsareessentialfordevelopingpsychomotorskills(bothgrossmotorandfinemotor)thatarecritical inaviation,aswellasinmanyotherindustries,fromhealthcaretomilitary anddefense.Inaviation,simulatorsallowpilotstotrainforreal-world scenariosfromroutineoperationstomidflightemergencies.Inthese simulations,pilotstesttheirknowledgeandcognitiveskillssuchascritical thinkinganddeveloppsychomotorskills,includingmanualoperationduring emergencies. Simulatortraininghasbeenatthecenterofthe737MAX recertificationdiscussiongivenquestionsaboutthephysicalstrengthrequired forpilotstomanuallycrankaflight-controlwheelduringmid-flight emergencies.TheFederalAviation Administration(FAA)saidit hasbeenexaminingthisissue,althoughitdoesnotexpectittodelaythe plane’sreturntoservice.Twofatalcrashesof737Maxplanesoperated byLionAirandEthiopian Airlineshavebeenlinkedto malfunctionsintheflight-controlsystem. Theimportanceofsimulatortrainingwasfurtherunderscoredby Capt.Chesley“Sully”Sullenberger,whoin2009pilotedtheUSAirwaysplane thatmadeanemergencylandingontheHudsonRiver.IntestimonybeforetheHouseTransportationCommittee,Sullenberger stated:"Wemustmakesurethateveryonewhooccupiesapilotseatis fullyarmedwiththeinformation,knowledge,training,skillandjudgmenttobe abletobetheabsolutemasteroftheaircraftandallitscomponentsystems andofthesituationssimultaneouslyandcontinuouslythroughouttheflight.” Heunderscoredtheimportanceof“physical,firsthandexperience,”saying, “ReadingaboutitonaniPadisnotevenclosetosufficient.” Pilottrainingcanbemademoreeffectivebyusinga“blended” approach—thatis,simulatorscombinedwithbyadvanced e-learning—ideally,adaptive learning.Inotherfields,ablended approachspeakstothecombinationofin-classroominstructionand computer-basedadaptivelearning.Thistypeofblendedenvironmenthasbeen showntobehighlyeffectiveineducationandworkforcetraining. Inaviation,blendedsolutionswouldcombineadaptivelearning withsimulatorsthatprovideafull-immersionexperience.Adaptivelearningcan deliverpersonalizedinstructioninoperationsand safetyprotocolswhilealso building21st centuryskillsofcriticalthinking,communication, collaboration,andcreativity.Suchblendedinstructionisimperativefor pilotsandcrews,andisincreasinglybeingusedforgroundpersonnel,aswell asforjobsacrossmultipleindustrieswheresafetyisparamount,and error-preventioncansavelives. Inaviation,adaptivelearningisbeingusedforflight operationstraining,suchastoimprovecrewschedulingforgreaterefficiency andcostsavings.Whentechnologyisupgradedoranewsystemisrolledout,adaptive learningcanhelpworkersgetuptospeedquickly. Adaptivelearningdeliverspersonalizedinstructiontailoredto theneedsofeachlearner.Usingaquestions-firstapproach,advancedadaptive learningplatformsdeterminewhateachlearnerhasmasteredandwherethereare specificknowledgegapsthatneedtobeaddressedwithprecision.Learners spendtimeonlyonthoseareasinwhichtheyneeddevelopment,whileskipping overwhattheyhavealreadymastered,thusreducingthetimeittakestoreach proficiency.Furthermore,instructionpresentedwithspacedrepetitionhelps maintainknowledgeovertime.Aswehaveseenamongearlyadoptersofadaptive learninginavarietyofindustries,timesavingsinreachingproficiencyofasmuchas50%arecommon, comparedtotraditionale-learningorinstructor-ledtraining. Acrossmultipleindustries,simulatorsandadaptivelearning provideacomplementaryapproachtobuildingknowledge,skills,and experiences,particularlyinhigh-pressuresituations.Inhealthcare,students, doctors,nurses,EMTs,andothercliniciansusesimulatorstogainexperience withcertainpatientprocedures.Simulatorsalsohelpbuildfinemotorskills, suchasfordoctorsornursesinsertinganIV.Adaptivelearningfurtherbuilds knowledgeandcompetence,byuncoveringgapsandtheneedforadditional instructioninawaythatissupportiveandnonjudgmental. Astechnologyadvances,onemodeoflearningwillnotsuffice. Thecombinationofstate-of-the-artsimulatorsandadvancedadaptivelearning platformswillhelpensureprofessionalsgaintheknowledgeandskillsthey needtoperformtheirjobswithcompetenceandconfidencefortheprotectionof consumerseverywhere.Inaviation,thisblendedapproachcanenhancepilot trainingandhelpensuresafeoperationofaircraft,particularlyinmidflight emergencieswhenknowledge,skills,andpsychomotorskillsmustcometogether inautomaticresponses. Simulationtrainingisalwaysabigsubjectinflight Training,alsohighlyconcernedandhottopicduringthe5thAnnualCivil AviationTrainingForum2019whichwillbeheldonSeptember25th-26th, 2019 in Sanya,China.Thesubject"Pioneering and Innovative,LeadingNewRevolutionofAviationTraining" aimstointroduceforeignadvanceideasandmethods,sharesuccessfulexperiences,combinewiththatsituationofaviationdivisionitself,toopenupmoreefficientandmoreactivetrainingmechanism.. Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,NewTechnology Operation,HardLanding,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining. Registeryourinterestorgetin touchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformore details.

    Jul 1,2019
  • Delta is First Airline to Use Apple Message App to Help Passengers on The Go

    Deltaismakinganotherindustry-leading movetoconnectwithcustomersintheirchannelofchoicebybecomingthefirst airlinetousetheMessagesappviaAppleBusinessChat. TheoptiontomessagefromaniOS deviceallowscustomerstoconnectwithaliveDeltarepresentativetoreceive in-the-momentassistance,orwithaDeltaVirtualAssistanttogetquick answerstofrequentlyaskedquestions. Thenewmobileassisttoolis beingrolledoutinphasestosomecustomersthissummertotestpreferences anddemandandisslatedtobeintegratedintotheFlyDeltaappforall customersthisfall.Itwillbringevenmoreconvenientcommunicationsaccess tocustomersonthego,buildingonthedelta.com“NeedHelp”messaginginterfacethat launchedearlierthisyeartoravereviews. “Thisisaboutconnectingwith ourcustomerswheretheyare—andmanyhavetoldusthatthey’drathermessage withusthanengageonotherchannelslikethephone,emailorsocialmedia,” saidToriForbes-Roberts,VicePresident—ReservationSalesandCustomerCare. “Messagingisfast,it’seasyanditempowersourcustomerstoconnectwithus ontheirterms—messageswillevenbesavedandremainavailablesocustomers havealifelinetoDeltawhentheyneeditmost.” Forbes-Robertsaddedthat messagingisexpectedtoreducewaittimesinallchannelsthanksinpartto theVirtualAssistantcapableofidentifyinganswerstosimple,common questionseasilyfoundondelta.combefore aliveReservationsspecialistisengaged.Evenso,acustomercanasktospeak withaliverepresentativeatanytimetoaddressquestions,comments,and challenges,whilemakingthecallonwhentostart,stopandcontinue conversationsonatimelinethatbestsuitstheirneeds. RhondaCrawford,Delta’sVice PresidentofDistribution&DigitalChannels,saidthatenablingmessaging intheairline’sdigitaltoolsisanaturalnextstepindelta.comandtheFly Deltaappbeingasintuitiveandhelpfulaspossible. “WewantDeltacustomerstofeel infullcontroloftheirexperiencewithDelta,butknowthatwe’rejusta clickortapawaywhentheyneedus,”shesaid.“We’veseenincredible messagingengagementonourdelta.complatformandintegratingtheMessages functionalityintotheFlyDeltaappisanimportantpartofourongoingwork topositionourmobileplatformastheconsummatetravelcompanion.” HowitWorks Duringthephasedrollout,some customersreceivingDelta’ssummertraveltipsemailpriortotheirtripwill seea“NeedHelp”linkatthebottomoftheiremail.Whenthelinkistapped fromtheiriOSdevice,theMessagesappwillautomaticallylaunchandconnect customerswithDelta—thesamewaytheymessagewithfriendsandfamily. Whenthesamelinkisclicked usinganalternatedevice,includingadesktopcomputer,thecustomerwillbe connectedtothedelta.com“Need Help”messaginginterface.DeltawillalsoperformlimitedtestsofApple BusinessChatfromdirectlyinsidetheFlyDeltaiOSappthissummer. "Regardlessofthe innovativesolutionsweexplore,ourgoalisalwaysthesame,"said Forbes-Roberts."Wewanttodevelophigh-techtoolsthatenablehigh-touch connections–meaningouremployeesandcustomershavetechnologytheyneedto engagemostmeaningfullywitheachother." Overthepastseveralyears, Deltahasinvestedmillionsdevelopingdigitaltoolsforemployeesand customerstofostermeaningfulengagementsandtransformtravelintoapartof thejourneytolookforwardto. Theglobalcarrierhasledthe industryonanumberofinnovativemobilesolutionstoeasethestressof travelincludingtheaward-winningFlyDeltaappthatfeaturesautomatic check-in,integrated wayfindingandRFIDbagtrackingalong withtheabilitytopurchase upgradeswithSkyMiles.Delta'scontinuedinvestment acrossthecustomerexperiencetomaketravelmoreenjoyableincludes assistanceandrecognitiononthegowithmobileagentandflightattendanttools,across-industry alliancethatwillempowercustomerswithaseamlessin-cabinconnectivity experience,andagroundbreaking appthathelpsDeltapilotsavoidturbulenceforamore comfortableflight. JetBlueAnnounces NewWinterService,HoustonRelocation With theadventofdigitalmarketingeraandthechangeofairtransportmarket environment,loyaltyprogramhasbecomeanimportantsourceforairlinesto increaseancillary revenue,andloyaltymanagementhasnaturallybecomea corebusinessofairlines.Theincreaseofairtransportrevenueis facing severechallengeofmarketcompetition,especiallythecompetition oflowfares.Potentialrevenuefromairlineloyaltyprogramshasbecomea focusamongdifferentrevenuegrowthchannels,underthisbackground,theCivilAviationCustomerLoyalty ManagementForum2019willbeorganized,thiseventishostedby Chinese Societyof AeronauticsandAstronautics CivilAircraftOperation SupportSub-committeeand ShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,organized by COMAC Shanghai AircraftCustomerServiceCo., Ltd &Galleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltdwhichwillbeheld onOctober 30th-31st,2019inShanghai,China.The conferencewillfocusontopicssuchas Customer Data Analyze, Improving Fly Experience &  Precision Marketing Strategy. Registeryourinterestorgetin touchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformore details.

    Jul 1,2019
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems Market Size 2025 to Amass Considerable Returns from the North America

    AircraftElectricalSystemsMarketisanticipatedtoachievelucrativegrowthinthecomingyearsledbyIncreasingaircraftproductionacrosstheglobeowingtoproliferationoflow-costcarriersandimprovedairlinenetworks.Supportinggovernmentinitiativesalongwithrisingadoptionofopenskiesagreementsarefurtherboostingtheindustryshare.Expandingtourismsectoralongwithrisingdisposableincomeareprovidingapositiveoutlookfortheindustryexpansion. Aircraftmanufacturesarecontinuouslyfocusingonmanufacturinglightweightaircraftstoimproveoperationalefficiencyalongwithcomplyingtothestringentregulatorynorms.Moreover,theproliferationoflowerweightwiringalongwithrisingpreferenceforhighdensitybatteriesarepositivelyinfluencingtheaircraftelectricalsystemsmarketshare.Additionally,increasingelectricalcomponentsinaircraftsalongwithincreasingadoptionofmoreelectricaircraftsarefelicitatingtherequirementforsuitablepowermanagementsystems,therebyexpandingtheindustrysize. AircraftelectricalsystemsmarketplayersarecontinuouslyinvestinginR&Dfordevelopingadvancedaircraftelectricalsystemsforimprovingefficiencyandreduceloadsinthebatteries.ManufacturersarecontinuouslydevelopingtheTransformerRectifierUnit(TRU)technology,thatenablesformultiplevoltagesystemsusingacombinationofDC&ACbuses,therebysupportinginoverallelectricalsystemsefficiency. Basedoncomponents,theaircraftelectricalsystemsmarketisclassifiedintogeneratorsandauxiliarypowerunit.Advancedturbogeneratorscombinesimple-cyclemagneticbearingcoolingturbinetechnologyandelectricalpowergeneration.Thesystemcanprovideliquidcoolingandelectricalpowertoimplementadvancedradarsystemsinmilitaryaircrafts,therebypositivelyinfluencingtheindustry. Theaircraftelectricalsystemsmarketbasedonaircraftcanbeclassifiedintocommercialaircraft,military,regionaljets,andhelicopters.Thegrowthinthehelicopterscanbecreditedtothecapabilityofperformingdiversifiedrangeofoperationsincludingverticaltake-off&landing,alongwiththeabilitytohoveroversmallerareas.Moreover,theincreasingusageoftheseaircraftsfortourism,emergencyandrescuemissionsfurtheracceleratesthesegmentshareoverthestudytimeframe. Theaircraftelectricalsystemsmarketbasedondistributionchannelcanbeclassifiedaslinefitandretrofit.Thegrowthintheretrofitsegmentcanbecreditedtothestringentregulationsandpoliciesmandatingthereplacementandmaintenanceofaircraftcomponentsafteracertainflightcycletomaintainairworthiness.Moreover,thereplacementsrequiredincasesonwearandtearowingtocontinuousoperationsfurtherexpandsthesegmentsize. FewplayersoperatingintheaircraftelectricalsystemsmarketshareincludeHoneywell,UTC,Astronics,Fokkertechnologies,Safran,andThales.Strategicinvestmentsforadvancedproductdevelopmentareamongtheprominentstrategiesadoptedbyindustryplayerstoexpandtheirmarketshare.Forinstance,in2018,UTCAerospaceannouncedaninvestmentofaroundUSD3billionfordevelopmentofmore-electricinitiative,thataimstoreplacehydraulicandpneumaticsystemsinaircraftswithelectricalcomponents,therebyprovidingapositiveoutlookfortheindustryexpansion. Duringthe“13thFive-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems. Underthisbackground,the4thAnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd–23rd,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 14,2019
  • Bell Completes Air Medical Training Exercise

    BellHelicopter,aTextronInc.(NYSE:TXT)company,incollaborationwithShaanxiHelicopterCo.Ltd.(SHC)andShaanxiProvincialPeople’sHospital,announcedthesuccessfulcompletionofanAirMedicalServices(AMS)trainingexerciseinChina.ThisexerciseisaninitialsteptowarddevelopingairmedicalcapabilityfortheImplementationProgramforaJointPilotofAviationMedicalRescuelaunchedearlierthisyearbytheNationalHealthCommissionofChinaandtheCivilAviationAuthorityofChina(CAAC).   “TogetherwithSHC,weareexcitedtobeleadingthedevelopmentofanAirMedicalServicesnetworkinChina,”saidJacintoMonge,BellManagingDirectorforNorthAsia.“Duringthetwo-weekevent,expertiseonbestpracticeswassharedthroughacademicseminarsandpracticaltrainingusingreal-lifesimulations.”   WiththesupportfromMed-TransCorporation,aleadingUSairmedicalservicecompany,morethan50peoplefromShaanxiHelicopterandthePeople’sHospitalparticipatedintheexercisewhichcoveredaviationsafetypracticesandculture,functionsandresponsibilitiesformedicaltransport,flightplanninganddecisionmaking,crewresourcemanagementandflightphysiology.Inaddition,anintroductiontothecross-functionalcoordinationamongemergencyresponse,medicalcare,dispatchandaviationwasprovidedtocreateasafeandeffectiveairmedicalnetworksolutionforChina.   ResearchfromTheAssociationofAirMedicalServices(AAMS)andASCEND,hasshownthatairmedicalservicescansignificantlyreducethemortalityrateofpatientsandimprovetheoutcomeoftreatment.Atpresent,therearemorethan1,200civilianairmedicalhelicoptersserving320millionpeopleintheUnitedStates;Chinacurrentlyhaslessthan100civilianairmedicalhelicoptersserving1.4billionpeople.China’scentralgovernmentplanstobuildamodernhealthcaresystemwhichwillincludeanextensiveairmedicalservicesnetwork.   CHENZhi, thePresidentelectandsecretary-generalofChinaAssociationofEmergencyMedicineandResuscitation (CAEMR),willbeourkeynotespeakeratCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum.HewillgivethespeechaboutTheDevelopmentofInternationalModernAviationMedicalRescueAndChina'sPractice.CHIIF2019issupportedbyCAACEastChinaGeneralAviationServiceCenterandwillbeheldonJune26th –27th,2019,at Shanghai PullmanSouthHotel, China.   Formoredetails,pleaseclick REGISTER  oremailto:marketing@galleon.cc.

    Jun 13,2019
  • Pratt & Whitney Reduces Life Limits For A220, E190/E195-E2 Engines

    Pratt&WhitneyhasreducedlifelimitsonPW1500GandPW1900Ggearedturbofan(GTF)high-pressurecompressor(HPC)fronthubsafterexcessivecorrosionwasdiscoveredduringaroutineoverhaul,andtheFAAplanstomandatethechange. TheUSagency,inanoticeofproposedrulemaking(NPRM)publishedMay31,saidPrattdiscoveredcorrosiononafronthub“duringaroutineengineoverhaul.”Itwasfoundbeneathanti-corrosioncoating.Theissue“reducesthelow-cyclefatiguecapabilityandcanoccurevenduringenginedowntime,”theagencyadded. Prattinformedoperatorsoftheissueanditsdecisiontoreducethehublife-limitsinseveralservicebulletinsissuedinAprilandMay.TheNPRMreferstothebulletinsfordetailsonthenewlifelimits. Prattdidnotimmediatelyrespondtoarequestforcomment. ThePW1500GandPW1900GenginespowertheAirbusA220andEmbraerE190/E195-E2families,respectively.FAAsaidthedirectiveaffects18enginesinstalledonUS-registeredaircraft. Atlanta-basedDeltaAirLines istheonlyUSoperatorofeitheraircrafttype—itoperatesA220s. Thelife-limitreductionislikelytobeadoptedbyotherregulatorsaroundtheworld. Underthissituation,“The8thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyForum“isscheduledtobeheldonSeptember26th-27th,2019inXi’anChina. Thereare30aeroenginedesignandmanufacturesorganizationinChina,TheCAPTF2019willcoverallrelatedindustrybuyers.Andwe’dinvite200delegateswhomare:engineeringdirector,manufacturermanager,machineshopleadertoshareaboutthesituationabouttheChinaAerospacePropulsionnowandalsowe’dinvitetheglobalcompanytosharethenewandadvancedtechnologyandprojects.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails. 

    Jun 12,2019
  • The Big Civil Aircraft Market in China Now

    China-developedregionaljet,theARJ21,willbegincommercialoperationwithitssecondoperator,GenghisKhanAirlines,earlynextmonth. Thenewlyestablishedcarrier,whichisbasedintheInnerMongoliaAutonomousRegion,startedflighttestswithitsfirstARJ21onTuesdaynight betweenHohhotBaitaInternationalAirportandUlanhot. TheInnerMongoliancarrier,approvedbytheCivilAviationAdministrationofChinainMarch2018,planstooperatewithawhollydomesticallydevelopedfleet. IttookdeliveryofitsfirstARJ21inShanghaiinFebruaryandreceivedthesecondjetonTuesday. Theairlineplanstopurchaseatotalof25ARJ21swithinfiveyearsandwillbeginreceivingtheC919,China'sfirsthome-developednarrow-bodyjet,afterthat. ThecarrierisexpectedtonotonlyimprovetransportationinInnerMongoliabutalsohelpexplorethemarketingandindustrialdevelopmentofthedomesticallydevelopedjet. TheARJ21regionaljet,witheightpremierand70economy-classseats,issuitableforthehighterrainofInnerMongolia.Aseven-hourhighwaydrivewithintheregion,forinstance,canbeshortenedtoroughlyanhourbyair. Currently,thejet’ssoleoperator,ChengduAirlines,operates11ARJ21sto20Chinesecities.TheARJ21fleethastransportedsome270,000passengerssinceitstartedcommercialoperationinJune2016. UrumqiAirwillbecomethethirdoperatoroftheARJ21. Thecarrier,whichisbasedintheXinjiangUygurAutonomousRegion,saidtheaircraftissuitableforthelowtemperaturesandelevatedterrainofnorthwestChina. Themultipleoperatorswillhelptofurtherimprovethedesignofthejet,accordingtotheCommercialAircraftCorporationofChina,developeroftheARJ21andC919. BeforetheARJ21testflight,GenghisKhanAirlinesalsocarriedouttwosimulatedemergencyevacuations:onethatalithiumbatterywasonfire,whichoccurredonaBoeing787Dreamliner;second,anenginefailureduringtakeoff. Morethan100ARJ21swillbedeliveredinthenextfiveyearstochallengethedominationoftheBombardierandEmbraerinregionalservices,COMACsaid. TheARJ21-700hasaflightrangeofupto3,700kilometers.ItacquireditsaircrafttypecertificateinDecember2014andcompleteditsmaidenflightinJune2016.MassproductionstartedinSeptember2017. Chinahasinrecentyearssteppedupeffortstobuildupitscommercialaircraftindustry. BesidestheARJ21-700,COMAChasunveiledthelargerC919,anarrow-bodyjetdesignedtorivaltheAirbusA320andtheBoeing737series.AprototypeCR929,thefirstlong-hauljetjointlydevelopedbyChinaandRussia,hasbeenunveiled. SothatwecanseethebigopportunityofhavingcooperationwithChina,andnowwe’llbehaving“The10thCivilAircraftIndustryForum“inSeptember26th-27th,2019whichwillbeheldinXi’anChina.Thisforumwillcoverallrelatedindustrybuyers,willinvite200delegatesfromChinesemainengineplantswhomareengineeringdirector,manufacturermanager,machineshopleader.Andalso,we’dsharetherelatednewadvancedtechnologyandprojects. Registeryourinterestor getintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 12,2019
  • Pilot Proficiency Offers 24/7 Simulator Recurrency Training For Private Pilots

    HasTakenDeliveryOfAFrascaRTDSimulatorForLisle,ILTrainingCenter PilotProficiency,anewpilottrainingbusinessproviding24/7simulatoraccesshastakendeliveryofaFrascaRTDsimulatorandisopenforbusinessattheirfirstpilotrecurrencytrainingcenterlocatedinLisle,IL. ThecompanyoffersFAAapprovedFrascaAATDs(advancedaviationtrainingdevices)inlocationsconvenienttopilotsandavailable24/7. Pilotscanbooksimulatortimebythehourormakeacommitmenttoproficiencywithmonthlysubscriptionplansforaffordablerecurrencytraining.   PilotProficiencyoperatesaFrascaRTD(reconfigurabletrainingdevice)-anAATDfeaturingrealGarminG1000Nxisoftwareforarealisticcockpitexperience.TheRTDcanbeconfiguredtoflyliketheCessna172aswellasCessnaandPiperSeminolemulti-engineaircraftutilizingconversionkits.TheFrascaRTDalsofeaturesathreechannelvisualsystemandenclosure.   UsingtheRTD,pilotscanself-logtheirsimulatorexperiencewithoutaninstructororsafetypilotpresent.Thecompany'sgoalistomakeiteasyforpilotstomaintaintheircurrencybyofferingsimulatorsinlocationswherepilotsliveandwork.RecentchangestoFAR61.57(c)allowinstrument-ratedprivatepilotstologtheirrequiredapproaches,holdingprocedures,andinterceptingandtrackingcoursesinFAAapprovedsimulatorstostaycurrent.PilotProficiency'ssimulatorsareavailable24/7andarefarlessexpensivethanflyinganairplane.   SimulationtrainingisalwaysabigsubjectinflightTraining,alsohighlyconcernedandhottopicduringthe5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019 whichwillbeheldonSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China. Theforumsubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,NewTechnologyOperation,HardLanding,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jun 11,2019
  • GE Just Starting Bizav Engine Development Journey

    Withanewturbofanenteringservicelatelastyearandtwootherenginesindevelopment,itmightseemlikeGEAviation’splantoexpandintothebusinessaviationmarketbeginningadecadeagoisnowwellunderway.Butthat’snothowtheexecutiveleadingthatchargeviewsit.“Weareonajourney,andwearereallyatthestartofthatjourney,”GEAviationv-pandgeneralmanagerofbusiness,generalaviation,andintegratedsystemsBradMottiertold AIN.    ThatjourneybegantosomedegreewiththejointlydevelopedGEHondaHF120engine powering theHondaJetandtheCF34-3BontheBombardierChallenger650,butmorerecentlywiththe18,000-pound-thrustPassportthatenteredservicewithBombardier’sGlobal7500ultra-long-rangebusinessjetlastDecember.WithtwoGlobal7500salreadydelivered,thePassportismeetingorexceedingkeyperformanceparameterssuchasspecificfuelconsumption,weight,emissions,andnoise,PassportproductmanagerLaurenceVigeant-Langloistold AIN.“We’vevalidateditinthefieldwiththosetwoaircraftflyingnow,”sheadded.   Featuringahigh-performancecoresimilartotheCFMLeap,52-inchfan“blisk”—fanbladesanddiskfashionedfromasinglepieceoftitanium—andacompressorwithahigh-pressureratioof23:1,theengineisbearingoutitsreputationwithinthecompanyasasortofenvironmentalteetotaler,Mottiersaid.“Jokingly,someofourpeopleheresaythatit’sreallyamarvelbecauseitdoesn’thaveadrinkingproblem,itdoesn’thaveasmokingproblem, andit’snotoverweight.”GEcontinuestohavediscussionswithOEMsaboutaddingthePassporttootherairframes,headded.   Atthesametimetheenginehasrolledout,so,too,hasateamofGEpeoplewell-versedinthepowerplant,GEAviationservicesproductmanagerJimStokertold AIN. “We’vegotaprettyextensiveserviceandsupportnetworktoday,”heexplained.“Wesupportnearly3,000businessjetenginesthatareoutflyingwithourconciergelevelofservice[calledOnPoint],butwe’reexpandingthecoverageparticularlyinthecriticalareaswherewethinktheGlobal7500saregoingtogo.”TheseareasincludeAsia,theMiddleEast,andAustralia,Stokersaid,aswellastheU.S.andEurope.Andthoseservicesupportpeoplealreadyhaveagreatdealofexperience,havingbeenwiththePassportfromthebeginning.“Ithink,attheend,itwassomewhereinthemid-20,000hoursofsupportexperienceallacrosstheengine[development]andflighttestprograms,”Stokersaid.“That’spartoftheseamlessentryintoservicethatwehavebeenworkingaround,”addedMottier.   SofromwhatweknowthatChinawillbeoneofthecountryneedstheaircraftsthemost,‘The8thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyForum2019’isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019 whichwillbeheldwith‘The10thCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2019’.Theforumwillattractsmorethan150well-knowninternationalaeroenginebusinessexecutivesandexpertswillbeinvitedtosharetheforefrontdevelopmentsChineseaeroenginemarketdemand,andjointlymakecontributiontoChineseaeroengineindustry.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 29,2019
  • Big Changes in Store for Mitsubishi’s Next MRJ Derivative

    MitsubishiAircraft(Mitac)expects todetailplansforsignificantchangestothesmallerofitstwoMRJregionaljetsunderdevelopmentduringJune’sParisAirShowaspartofanefforttobettersatisfyscopeclause-restrainedairlinesintheU.S.   SpeakingafteraMay10ceremonymarkingtheopeningofMitac’sU.S.headquartersinRenton,Washington,MitacchiefdevelopmentofficerAlexBellamyexplainedthattheairplaneformerlyknownastheMRJ70—whatthecompanynowcalls“theconcept”—willneedtocarry76seatsinathree-classconfigurationwhileretainingtheMRJ70’sabilitytomeetthe86,000-poundmaximumtakeoffweightlimitationsinthescopeclauseswrittenintopilotunionlaborcontractsatthethreeU.S.majorairlines.Bellamy,whoserolewithMitacrecentlyshiftedfromMRJprogramheadtochiefdevelopmentofficer,wouldoffernofurtherdetailsoftheplanotherthantosaytheairplanewouldretaincommonalitywiththelargerMRJ90,certificationandentryintoserviceofwhichthecompanyexpectsbythemiddleofnextyear.   “[Seatingconfigurationis]possiblyonechange,butwehavearefreshandarestatementoveralloftheproducttobringituptothelatesttechnology,”explainedBellamy,whoaddedthattheprojectwouldinvolve“fundamentally”nochangetotheairframe.   MitsubishiconsiderstheU.S.byfarthebiggestmarketfortheMRJ,andwhendevelopmentbeganmorethanadecadeagomostcompanyexecutivesexpectedscopeclausesatthemajorairlinestorelaxenoughtoallowoperationoftheMRJ90attheirregionalaffiliates.Marketconditionsandtheappetitebymainlineairlineexecutivestoconfronttheirpilotgroupsovertheissueshavechanged,however,andMitsubishi’scustomershaveclearlyindicatedtheydon’tplantofurtherpushforconcessionsbythetimecontract-amendabledatesusher inthestartofthenextroundofcollectivebargaining,soonaftertheturnofthedecade.   “Whatwe'vebeenworkingonisIthinkfundamentallyimprovedoverwhattheMRJ70was,”saidBellamy.“TheMRJ70wasaproductinamarketwhichwasdifferentyearsbefore.Andwherewesittodayisamarketwherescopeisn'tgoingtochange,notfortheforeseeablefutureornotforthepredictablefutureanyway.”   Ofcourse,theMRJ’smaincompetitorsforU.S.sales—EmbraerandBombardier—facethesameconstraints.ForEmbraer,thatmeansitsnew76-seatE175-E2,whosemtowalsoexceedsthe86,000-poundlimit,cannotflywiththeregionalaffiliatesofthethreemajorU.S.airlineseither.Bombardier,meanwhile,signaleditsintentiontoexittheairlinerbusinessaltogetherfollowingitsannouncementinearlyMaythatwouldsellitsaerostructuresbusinessesinBelfastandMoroccoaspartof consolidating itsaerospaceenterpriseintoa“single,streamlinedandfullyintegrated”unitlocatedatsitesinMontreal,Mexico,andTexas.   WhetherornotanothercompanyeventuallytakescontrolofBombardier'sCRJprogram,Mitsubishiseesthedevelopmentasonesignofthemarket’slackofappetiteforanythinglessthananew-generationairplanepoweredbynewengines.Embraer,whoseoriginalE175hasdominated76-seatsalesintheU.S.overthepastdecade,woulddisagreegiventhatairplane’srelativelyhealthybacklogandincumbencyadvantages.Nevertheless,BellamycalledtheMRJ“verywellpositionedtobetheonlynext-generationregionalaircraftinthemarketplace.”   “Weseethatoneofourcompetitorsissignalingthattheywishtoexitthemarketspaceentirelyandtheotheroneisgoingtobefocusedonothermarketsectorstoo,”saidBellamy.“Sothey'renotjustgoingtobeintheregionalsectorasit'straditionallydefined.Some90percentofairportstodayhavearegionaljetinthem.Sixty-threepercentofairportsintheU.S.onlyhavearegionaljetinthem.Nearly50percentofaircraftflyingtodayintheUnitedStatesareregionaljets.Sothisisnotashrinkingmarket.Thisisaverysizeablemarket.”   ARJ-21istheregionaljetinchina,ithas528ordersfornow,twelveplaneshavebeendelivered.Andithasbeenconcentratingonthequalityoftheaircraftforcontainsafeflyingwhichmeansithaswidelymarketingobjective.Underthisbackground,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichishostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,organizedbyAVICXACCommercialAircraftCo.,Ltd,AECCXi’anAero-EngineLtd.,AVICXi’anFlightAutomaticControlResearchInstitute,andGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 29,2019
  • SAS And Airbus To Research Hybrid And Electric Aircraft

    SASandAirbushavesignedajointMemorandumofUnderstandingforhybridandelectricaircrafteco-systemandinfrastructurerequirementsresearch.Thisisauniquecooperationtoestablishtherequirementsforthenextgenerationofsustainableaircraft.Theprojectaimstogainanunderstandingoftheintroductionofhybrid-electricaircraftforlarge-scalecommercialuse.   ThepartnershipinvolvesajointresearchprojectwhereSASandAirbuswillworktogethertobuildknowledgeoftheopportunitiesandchallengesregardingoperationsandinfrastructurelinkedtolargescaleintroductionofhybridandelectricaircraftincommercialtraffic.   “WeareproudofourambitioussustainabilityworkandarenowpleasedthatAirbushaschosenSAStopartnerupwithusforthisfutureproject.Ifthisbecomesareality,itwillrevolutionizeemissions”,saysRickardGustafson,CEO,SAS.   SAShasfordecadesworkedtoreduceemissionsandworkedhardandfocusedtowardsamoresustainableflying.SAS’sgoalistoreduceemissionsby25percentby2030,mainlybymodernizingthefleetandincreasingtheuseofbiofuels.Weseeelectricaircraftasthenextstepbeyondthecurrenttechnology.   “WearedelightedtobeembarkingonthispartnershipwithSAS,”saidGraziaVittadini,AirbusChiefTechnologyOfficer.“Leveragingourrespectiveexpertisetoexplorethepotentialofhybrid-electricpropulsionopportunitiesinouraviationeco-system.”   Thecollaborationalsoincludesanambitiontoinvolvearenewableenergysuppliertoensuregenuinezeroemissionsoperations.   Duringthe“13th Five-YearPlan”period,domesticcivilaircraftshavedevelopedrapidlyinsuchfourmajorsectorsastrunkliner,regionalaircraft,generalaviationandhelicopter.Relevant data showsthatChinaneedsmorethan7,000civilaircraftsin2017-2036,withatotalvalueofmorethanUSD1trillion.TheannualaveragemarketspaceofChina'selectromechanicalsystemsexceedsUSD8billion.Atpresent,theelectromechanicalsystemforaviationindustryprovides11systems,includingpowersystem,fuelsystem,hydraulicsystem,auxiliarypowersystemandairmanagementsystem,forcivilaircraftssuchasC919,MA60,MA700,AG600,ARJ21,Y12,AC313,LE500,andHO300.TheCivilElectromechanicsSystemInternationalForum2019iscommittedtooptimizingtheelectromechanicalproductsofcivilaircraftsanddigitalmanufacturingwithinformationtechnologytoachieveexcellenceintheautomationofelectromechanicalsystems.   Underthisbackground,the4th AnnualAEROELECTROMECHANICSCHINA2019willbeheldinthecityofNanjingonOctober22nd –23rd.    Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 29,2019
  • Dassault's 3D Scanner Speeds Repairs

    Thetoolisparticularlyvaluablewhennosolutionhasbeendocumentedforadentonaflatsurfaceonanairbrake.   DassaultAviation'sscanner hasstartedprovingitsworthinairframerepairs,acceleratingthedamagedescriptionprocess.   Imagineadentonaflatsurfaceonanairbrake.Amaintenancetechniciancanusethe3Dscanner–ahand-helddevice–tocreateanimageofthedamagedcomponent.Alaserprojectsagrid,thedeformationofwhichismeasuredbytwocameras.Fromthere,theassociatedsoftwareprogramdrawsthepartinthreedimensions.   Ontheresultingimage,thetechnicianpointsata“healthy”area(suchastheflatsurfacethatneighborsthedent).Alsofactoredinisthethicknessofthearea.Thisgivestheprogramenoughinformationtobuildanaccuratepictureofthedent,SamirDjoudi,structuraldesignengineer,DassaultFalconService,explains.   3DscanningworkswellwithPolyWorks,adedicatedmetrologyprogram,Djoudiexplained.   Thetoolisparticularlyvaluablewhennosolutionhasbeendocumentedforthatparticulardamage,saysJeanKayanakis,seniorvicepresident, worldwidecustomerserviceandservicecenternetwork.   AccordingtoKayanakis,timesavingscanbesignificant.Theconventional,manualprocesscaninvolvelengthyexchangesbetweenthemaintenanceworkshopandthedesignoffice.With3Dscanning,theearlypartofthedamagerepairprocesscanbeshortenedtoafewdays,fromtwotothreeweeks.   Errorsarebroughttoaminimum.Withthecurrentprocess,thevalueofameasurementcanvarybyafewtenthsofamillimeter,dependingonwhoperformsit,Djoudisaid.Thiscanmakethedifferencebetweenanacceptabledefectandonethatmustberepaired.ThedeviceDassaultusesforscanning,theCreaformHandyScan3D,yields0.01-mmprecision.   Moreover,thetoolimprovesworkingconditions.Incaseatechnicianhastogoandmeasuredamagefrominsideaconfinedarea,heorshewillspendlesstimethere.   Trainingtimecanvaryfromhalfaday,tolearnhowtousethehand-held3Dscanner,toadayandahalftobeautonomouswiththepost-acquisitiondataprocessingprogram.Forapersonwithknowledgeofcomputer-aideddesignwhowouldliketobecomeproficientbystudyingseveralcases,itcanbeoneweek.   Dassaultnowwantstodeploythetoolinitsnetworkofcompany-ownedservicecenters,includingtherecentlyacquiredTAGAviationandExecujetmaintenancefacilities.   Theapplicationofnewtechnologywillpromotefasterandhealthierdevelopmentofaviationmaintenanceindustry,Mr.DanielHUMMEL,SalesSupportCF34(PVBF),fromMTUMaintenanceBerlin-BrandenburgGmbH willparticipateintheupcoming3rd AnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum2019,whichwillheldatCivilAviationUniversityofChina,onJune12th -13th,   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 29,2019
  • Boeing Completes 737 MAX Software Update, Working on Pilot Training Plan

    BoeingCosaidonThursdayithadcompletedasoftwareupdateforits737MAXjets,whichhavebeengroundedworldwidesinceMarchaftertheywereinvolvedintwofatalcrashes. TheplanemakersaiditwasintheprocessofsubmittingaplanonpilottrainingtotheU.S.FederalAviationAdministration(FAA)andwouldworkwiththeregulatortoscheduleitscertificationtestflight. TheFAAisplanningameetingonMay23inFortWorth,Texas,withregulatorsfromaroundtheworldtoupdatethemonreviewsofBoeing'ssoftwarefixandonpilottraining. AviationregulatorsfromothercountrieswillhavetoassessBoeing'sproposedfixesandcleartheaircrafttoflyinotherregionsindependentlyoftheFAA. Itisunclearwhenthe737MAXaircraftwillreturntoservice,butU.S.airlineshavesaidtheyhopethejetswillflythissummer. SouthwestAirlinesCoandAmericanAirlinesGroupInc,thetwolargestU.S.operatorsoftheMAX,havepulledthejetsfromtheirschedulesuntilAug.5andAug19,respectively. Theairlines,whichmuststilldecideonpilottraining,havesaidtheywouldusethejetsasspareplanesiftheyareapprovedforflightbeforethosedates. TheFAAsaidonThursdaythatBoeinghadnotyetsubmitteditsfinalsoftwarepackageforapproval. OnWednesday,actingFAAAdministratorDanElwellsaidheexpectedBoeingtomakeitsformalsubmissionforitssoftwareupdateinthenextweekorso. The737MAXwasgroundedfollowingafatalEthiopianAirlinescrashthatkilledall157onboardjustfivemonthsafterasimilarcrashofaLionAirflightkilled189people. BoeinghopesthesoftwareupgradeandassociatedpilottrainingwilladdlayersofprotectiontopreventerroneousdatafromtriggeringasystemcalledMCAS,whichwasactivatedinboththeplanesbeforetheycrashed. Theplanemakersaidithadcompletedsimulatortestingandengineeringtestflightsaswellasdevelopedtrainingandeducationmaterials,whichwerenowbeingreviewedbytheFAA,globalregulatorsandairlinecustomers. Todate,Boeinghasflownthe737MAXwithupdatedsoftwareformorethan360hourson207flights,thecompanysaidhere FlightTrainingisalwaysabigsubjectallaroundtheworld,toconcernthis,the5thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019whichwillbeheldonSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China. Thesubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,NewTechnologyOperation,HardLanding,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    May 29,2019
  • Airbus Delivers ACH145 Helicopter For Use On Super Yachts

    AirbusCorporateHelicopters(ACH)hasdeliveredthefirstoftwoACH145helicopterstoanexistingprivatecustomerasthefirststepinafleetrenewalprogramme. ThetwoaircraftwillbeprimarilyflownfromsuperyachtsintheMediterraneanandCaribbeanregionsonbehalfoftheownerwhoisahighlyexperienceduserofAirbushelicopters. IsleofMan-basedhelicoptermanagementandoperationspecialistLuviairwillmanagetheACH145saswellasanACH160thathasbeenacquired.Thethreeaircraftwillreplaceanotherthreecurrentlyinservice. ThesecondACH145willbedeliveredinthefinalquarterof2019andtheACH160,whichwillbeusedforonshoretransport,willbedeliveredfollowingcertification. LuviairhasoperatedafleetofVIPAirbushelicoptersforalmost20years,managingeveryaspectofitsclients'operationsfromoperationalbasesinLondon,theMediterranean,theCaribbeanandonboardsomeofthelargestsuperyachtsintheworld. TheACH145sfeaturetheACHLineinteriorcabinconceptinabespokeversiondesignedbyLondon-headquarteredHarrisonEidsgaardwhoalsocreatedtheexteriorliveryinspiredbytheyachtenvironment.TheACH160willhavetheACHExclusiveconceptprovidinganexceptionallevelofluxury. FredericLemos,HeadofACH,said:"Wegreatlyvalueourrelationshipwiththiscustomerwhoknowsouraircraftwell,andwestronglyappreciatetheirloyaltyinselectingtheACH145and,inparticular,thenewACH160afternearlytwodecadesofoperatingAirbushelicopters. "ThetransitiontothisnewgenerationofAirbushelicoptersisacleardemonstrationthattheACH160meetsthedemandingrequirementsofthemostdiscerningcorporatehelicoptercustomers." ThefullACHhelicopterrangeconsistsoftheACH125,ACH130,ACH135,ACH145,ACH160andACH175variantsofAirbusHelicopters'comprehensiveandmarket-leadingfamilyoflightandmediummodels.Arangeofpremium-designaircraftcompletions,includingbespokesolutions,isavailableforallmodels. Renownedforitscombinationofversatilityandcomfort,theACHrangeofhelicoptersisadmiredbypassengersandpilotsalikeforitsstylishinteriors,smoothandquietridealliedtoitstechnologicallyadvancedHelionixdigitalavionicssystemensuringcarefreehandlingandthehighestlevelofsafety. Thisyear,JohnnyGU,theMarketingManager-HEMS&SARofAirbusHelicoptersChina,willgiveapresentationabout‘HelicopterEmergencyMedicalService’atCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum.TheforumissupportedbyCAACEastChinaGeneralAviationServiceCenterandwillbeheldonJune26th–27th,2019,atShanghaiJeurongHotel,China. Formoredetails,pleaseclickREGISTERoremailto:marketing@galleon.cc.

    May 30,2019
  • WestJet Will Outsource Most Maintenance On 787s

    WestJetoperatesBombardierQ400s,Boeing737NGs,MAXs,767-300sandnow787-9s,ofwhichithasordered10andoptionedanother10.Evenwiththeopeningofanewwidebodyhangar,theairlinewillcontinuetooutsourceheavychecksonit787s,accordingtoVPofTechnicalOperationsJohnKelly.    “Theheavymaintenance,Cchecksandabove,onthe787willbeoutsourcedtoaqualifiedMRO,”Kellysays.“TheMROthatperformsthisworkhasnotbeenselectedyet.”   Supportof787componentsisoutsourcedtoseveralcompanies,includingSafran,LufthansaTechnic,MichelinandAirFranceIndustriesKLME&M.Off-wingmaintenancefor787’sGEAviationGEnx-1BengineswillbeperformedbyAFI-KLMinAmsterdam.LinemaintenancewithinCanadawillbeperformedbyWestJet,whileLHTdoeslinemaintenanceatallofWestjet’sinternationalstations.   WestJettechnicaloperationsteamconsistsofapproximately690staff.Theseincludeafrontlinestaffof560aircraftmaintenanceengineersandasupport staffof130.Thenew787hangarwillassistthisstaffinseveralways.   Westjet’solderhangarswereallnarrowbodyhangarsandcouldnotaccommodate787sor767sinafullyenclosedenvironment.Withitsfirstthree787sbasedinCalgary,thenewhangarwillenableWestJetdoitsshareofmaintenanceon787sandotherwidebodiesindoorsandataveryhighstandard.“Wecanperformlinemaintenanceandlower-levelchecksatthislocationwithouthavingtoferryorroutetheaircraftelsewhere,”Kellysays.Mechanicscannowworkinanew,state-of-artenvironmentatWestJet’slargesthub.   Kellysayshedoesnotplantobringmore787workin-house.Onthepossibilityofsupporting third-party787sinthefuture,hesaysonly,“wewanttomakesurewehaveagoodhandleonourownoperationandensureitssuccess.Afterwebuildupexperienceandoptimize787operations,wewouldconsiderprovidinglinemaintenancetootheroperatorsshouldtheopportunitypresentitself.”   AsWestjet’s787andnarrowbodyfleetscontinuetogrow,itwilladdmorestaffasrequired.Today,Kellydoesnotseeaneedforadditionalfacilities.“Butthatcouldchangeinthefutureastheairlinegrowsandtheindustryevolves.”   OnJune12th to13th,2019,the3rd AnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum willbeheldatCivilAviationUniversityofChina,inthecityofTianjin.Toattract morethan150professional attendeesfromCAAC,AirChina,ChinaSouthernAirlines,HainanAirlines,EasternAirlinesTechnic,XiamenAirlines,SpringAirlines,LoongAir,ChengduAirlines,AMECO,STARCOandetc…   Theforumisdedicatedtoexploringamorescientificandrationalaviationsuppliessupportsystemtoensurecivilaircraftsafetyoperationandmeetsustainableairworthinessstandardsbymeansofdigitalization,integration,intellectualizationandindustrialInternetplatform.   Resister yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 15,2019
  • The Looming Chinese Threat To Airbus And Boeing

    EarlierthisweekCanadiancompanyBombardiermadeanannouncementthatitwassellingoffsubdivisionsinBelfast,IrelandandMorocco.AplantofurtherconsolidateBombardieraerospaceactivitiesintoBombardierAviation.   Whileanassetsalelikethisisn’tcompletelyuncommon,someofthelikelybiddersshouldraiseeyebrowsforsome.TwolargeChinesegovernment-backedorganizations,TheAviationIndustryCorporationofChina(AVIC)andtheCommercialAircraftCorporationofChina(COMAC)arelikelybiddersforthesedivestedassets.   ChineseInterestinBombardierBelfast WhatisgarneringattentiontomostisthatBombardier’sBelfastfacilityiswherethecompositewingsfortheAirbusA220,formerlyknownastheCSeriesaircraft,aremade.AChinesegovernment-backedorganizationgainingcontrolofapremiertechnologicallyadvancedmanufacturingfacilitylikeBombardierBelfastwilldonothingbuthelpChinaadvanceitsownaviationagenda.   Thankfully,thechancesofAirbuslettingthathappenarequiteslim.Manyindustryanalystshaven’truledoutAirbusmakingabidforthefacilitygiventheexistingjointventurebetweenAirbusandBombardierovertheA220seriesaircraft.   It’snosecretthatChinawantstoloosenAirbusandBoeing’sgripinChineseaviation.Chinesegovernment-backedgroupsareworkingtowardsbuildingaircraftthatcaneventuallyreplacecompetitorsandsplittheduopolyintheglobalaviationmarket.   COMACbuilttheC919,essentiallyacloneofanAirbusfamilyaircraft.Mostoftheindustry,however,hasrejectedthisaircraftasvastlyinferiorandnotarealisticcompetitortoanyoftheestablishedaircraftmanufacturers.   AcquiringEstablishedTechnology However,manyareforgettingthequintessentialChinesestrategywhenitcomestodealingwiththerestoftheworld,playthelonggame.COMAChassetuppartnershipswithmanyaviationcompaniesandtechnologytransferisnotjustapoliticaltalkingpoint.Itisarealthreat.Eventually,theChinesewillbecomeadominantplayerinaircraftmanufacturing,it’sonlyamatterofthemdoingitthemselvesorbyeveryonelendingahand.   AirbushasactuallyevenacceleratedChina’slearningcurvewhenitagreedtocreateanassemblyplantfortheAirbusA320inChinaforfinalassemblyofsomeoftheaircraft.ThisessentiallygivestheChinesetechnicalhands-onexperiencewhenitcomestosomeofthemostcomplexandintricatepartsofaircraftmanufacturing.   BoeingopenedupasimilarfacilityinChinafortheBoeing737MAXaircraftthoughlessintensivemanufacturinghappensatthisfacility.   ChinaisgainingaccesstorefinedWesternexpertiseandisadvancingataratefasterthantheWestduetobeingabletocutoutmuchoftherefinementprocessandjustworkwithdevelopedproducts.   Trade-SecretTheft TheUnitedStatesrecentlyreleasedaPentagonreportstatingthat“Chinausesavarietyofmethodstoacquireforeignmilitaryanddual-usetechnologies,includingtargetedforeigndirectinvestment,cybertheft,andexploitationofprivateChinesenationals’accesstothesetechnologies,aswellasharnessingitsintelligenceservices,computerintrusions,andotherillicitapproaches.”   GeneralJosephDunford,ChairmanoftheJointChiefsofStaff,evenwarnedCongressthatU.S.companiesdoingbusinessinChinawereoftenindirectlybenefitingtheChinesemilitary.Chinaisusingbothlegitimateinvestmentsandpartnershipstoillicitactivitytoacquiredual-usetechnologysuchasaviationtechnologyfromtherestoftheworld.   Justrecently,inthelastweekofApril,theUnitedStatesgovernmentchargedAmericanengineerXiaoqingZhengandChinesebusinessmanZhaoxiZhangofconspiringtostealmillionsofdollarsworthofGeneralElectric’stradesecrets,specificallythoserelatingtoGEAviation,oneoftheworld’spremieraircraftenginemanufacturers.   ThetwowerespecificallyinterestedinGEAviation’sexpertiseinturbinetechnology,akeycomponenttomakingaircraftenginesandanareawhereChinasignificantlylacksexpertise.Chinahasidentifiedaerospacetechnologyasakeypillartoitseconomicandmilitaryobjectives.AviationsoftwareandturbinetechnologydeficitsarecurrentlywhatispreventingChinesecompanieslikeCOMACfrommakingcompetitiveaircraft.   AllofthisispartofChina’s“Madein2025”initiativewhichisaimedatvaultingtheChineseeconomyintohigher-valueandtechnologicallyadvancedareasofcompetitionwiththeUnitedStatesandothercountries.IfAirbusandBoeingarenotsupercautiousabouttheirrelationshipwithChinatheywillseethemselvesovershadowedbyChineseaviationmanufacturerswhousedtheirowntechnologyagainstthem.   Sothat,the "2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019.ItisTheTenthCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForumfrom2009,thethemeofthistimewouldbe‘EnhanceDigitalInnovationCapabilitiestoEnsuretheSafetyandReliabilityofAircraft’,whichmeanswe’dbefocusingontotalkabouttheIntelligentTechnologies,you’dgettoknowhowtheextenttoaircraftmanufacturinghasdevelopedinChinaandinGlobalaswell.Intheforum,you’dhearaboutnewmanufacturingtechnologyinGlobal.   Register yourinterestor getintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 15,2019
  • CHINA’S FIRST AIRBUS H215 HELICOPTER DELIVERED TO SGGAC

    Aheavytwin-engineAirbusH215helicopterhasbeendeliveredtoChina’sStateGridGeneralAviationCompany(SGGAC).ThecompanybecamethelaunchcustomerfortheH215inChina.   AsubsidiaryoftheStateGridCorporationofChina(SGCC),theworld’slargestutilitycompany,SGGACperformsaerialconstructionandmaintenanceworkalongChina’snetworkofhighandvery-highvoltagepowerlines.     TheH215willjointhecompany’sexistingfleetof15Airbushelicopters,comprisedofH125s,anH120andanH225.ThisadditionwillenableSGGACtoperformnewmissionssuchascablerepair,cablelaying,cargotransportation,andpowerlinepylonsconstructionsindifficult-to-reachareas.   Thehelicoptercomesequippedwitha4.5-toncargosling,hoists,weatherradar,andawire-strikeprotectionsystem.Theconfigurationfeatures17comfortableseatsequippedwithoxygenjacketsforhighaltitudemissions.   “OurcooperationwithAirbusHelicopterssince2012hasbeenatruesuccess.ThankstotheH215’soutstandingperformanceinhighandhotconditionscoupledwithstrongsupportandservicesfromAirbusHelicopters,weareconfidentthatwewillcontinuetodevelopourcapabilitiesperformingnewutilitymissions,”saidWuJielong,ChairmanofSGGAC.   “It’sanhonourtoseeSGGACbecomingthefirstoperatoroftheH215inChina”,saidMarie-AgnesVeve,GeneralManagerofAirbusHelicoptersChina.“Thisachievementreinforcesthelong-termandstrategiccooperationwehavedevelopedwiththecompany,whichalsobecameacertifiedAirbusHelicopters’maintenance,repairandoverhaul(MRO)centreinChinain2018.”   TheH215combinesadvancedavionicsandareliableplatformforruggedmulti-missioncapabilitiesintheworld’sharshestenvironments.Itsbaselineconfigurationoffersextremelycompetitivedirectoperatingandmaintenancecosts.StandardfeaturesincludeprovenMakila1A1engines,thelatestgenerationflightmanagementsystem,andthemostmoderntechnologies,whichincludesaglasscockpitavionicssystemandtherenowned4-axisautopilotfromAirbusHelicopters’advancedH225.   TheintroductionofthisH215increasesChina’sSuperPumafleettonearly40aircraft,performingawiderangeofmissionsfromoil&gastoaerialworktoVIPtransportation.ThefleetissupportedbyAirbusHelicopters’Chinatechnicalteam,itsapprovedhelicopterMROcentreinShenzhen,andanH225fullflightsimulatorlocatedinBeijing.   Inaddition,Airbus'sH135helicopterassemblylineinJimo,Qingdao,ShandongProvince,isexpectedtocompleteplantconstructionbytheendofthisyearandbecomeoperationalinearly2019.Theinitialproductioncapacityoftheassemblylineisexpectedtohaveanannualoutputof18,andgraduallyimproveaccordingtofuturedemand.   Since2014,AIRBUSHelicopterhas nevermissedeveryCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum . Thisyear,asusual,wearegoingtoinviteEduardoDominguezPUERTA,theheadofUrbanAirMobility atAIRBUS,totalkabout ‘UrbanAirTrafficSolution-BreakthroughInAutonomousFlightTechnology’ atCHIIF2019.TheforumissupportedbyCAACEastChinaGeneralAviationServiceCenterandwillbeheldonJune26th –27th,2019,at ShanghaiJrurongHotel, China.   Formoredetails,pleaseclick REGISTER  oremailto:marketing@galleon.cc.

    May 15,2019
  • Boeing Vows Pilot Training And Transparency As It Readies The 737 Max’s Return

    Workerswalkpasta737Max8airplanebeingbuiltatBoeingCo.’sassemblyplantinRenton,Wash.(TedS.Warren/AssociatedPress)   BoeingCo.metwith737MaxoperatorsandlessorsinAmsterdamonTuesday,thefirstofaboutsixsessionsplannedaroundtheworldastheplanemakerlaysthegroundworkforresumingcommercialflightsoftheaircraftaftertwodeadlycrashes.   Executivesareusingthesessionstodiscusshowtomaintainthejetliners,whichweregroundeddaysaftera March10disaster,BoeingspokesmanGordonJohndroesaid.Themeetingswillalsotouchonplansto“turnthefleetbackon”onceregulatorscleartheMaxtofly.Othertopicsinclude pilottraining, softwareupdates andapubliccampaigntobolsterthejet’s bruisedreputation.   “Weknowthatwehaveanumberofareaswhereweneedtoimprove,includingtransparency,”Johndroesaidinaninterview.   Boeingissteppingupcustomeroutreachtwodaysafterrevealingithadknownlongbeforethefirst 737MaxcrashinOctober thatacockpitalertwasn’tworkingthewaybuyersofthejethadbeentold.Themanufacturerisalsofinalizinganupdateforsoftwarethatinbothaccidentspushedtheplane’snosedownuntilpilotslostcontrol.   Thechangeswillneedtobecertifiedbyaviationregulatorsbeforethejetisclearedtoresumecommercialflights,andtheU.S.FederalAviationAdministrationannouncedanewpaneltoreviewthesoftware.   “ThedecisiontoreturntheMaxtocommercialservicerestsinthehandsofglobalregulators,”Johndroesaid.“Inanticipationofthatday,wearemeetingwithourcustomersinregionalconferencestotalkthroughtheactivitiestopreparethefleetandimplementthesoftwareandtrainingrequirements.”   TheFAAisconveningapanelofoutsideexpertsfromtheAirForce,theNationalAeronauticsandSpaceAdministrationandaTransportationDepartmentcentertoreviewBoeing’ssoftwarefixesfortheMax.   Thepanel’srecommendationswill“directlyinformtheFAA’sdecisionconcerningthe737Maxfleet’ssafereturntoservice,”theU.S.regulatorsaidinastatementannouncingtheTechnicalAdvisoryBoard.TheFAAandBoeinghavebeenworkingcloselyonthesoftwareupdate,buttheChicago-basedplanemakerhasn’tcompleteditswork.   ThenewpanelisseparatefromtwootherexistingreviewscreatedbytheFAA.Theagencyhascalledforasummitofinternationalregulatorslaterthismonthtodiscussitssafetyanalysisoftheaircraft.   TheFAAisalsoconductingaJointAuthoritiesTechnicalReview,whichconsistsofeightothercountriesandtheEuropeanAviationSafetyAgency,thatwillexaminetheMax’soriginalcertification.Thatworkisexpectedtotakethreemonths,withinitialmeetingsheldinSeattlelastweek.   TheEuropeanAviationSafetyAgencyisrunningitsownreviewofthe737Max’sdesignandvowednottoallowflightsofBoeing’stop-sellingjetuntilitsprobeisfinished.   AlsoEuropeanAviationSafetyAgency willspeakforthe5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019 whichwillbeheldonSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China. Thesubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,NewTechnologyOperation,PADB,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    May 15,2019
  • Codename ‘TRUEngine:’ GE Aviation and Microsoft Reveal Aircraft Parts Certification Blockchain

    GEAviation,whichsuppliesjetenginestoabout60%oftheglobalairlineindustry,hasbuiltasupplychaintrackandtraceblockchainwiththehelpofMicrosoftAzure.     GEAviationDigitalGroupaimstosharetheblockchain,aself-builtderivativeofethereum,acrossanindustry-wideconsortiumofpartners.Theledger’susecase,whichisaboutmonitoringandcollatingdatatiedtothemanufactureandlifecycleofcriticalaircraftengineparts,couldscarcelybemorepertinentgiventherecenttravailsofBoeing.     DavidHavara,blockchainCTO,GEAviationDigitalGrouptoldCoinDesk:   “Ourvisionisbeingabletotracepartsastheyaremanufacturedandtheenginewhenit’sshipped.Thenhowthatengineperformsinthefield,whentorepairitandthenre-enteritintothefield.”   WhileGEAviationsellsaircraftenginestocommercialairlinesandthemilitary,GEAviationDigitalGroupisabusinessunitwithinthatwhichemployssome700staffgloballyandsellssoftwareexternallytotheindustry.Aswellasblockchain,thegroupturnsoutarangeof3Dprinting,IoTanddatasciencesolutions.   HavarasaidhisteamhadbeenworkingforamorethantwoyearswithpartnerslikeMTUMaintenancetobuildtheblockchain,apermissionedforkofethereum.   “Whatwearecallingit,kindofinternally,is‘TRUEngine,’”saidHavara.   Havingablockchainwillstructuredatathat’scriticaltothisecosysteminasingleformatandbringittousers’fingertips;typicallytheprocessofdataanalysiscaninvolvethreadingbackthroughmultiplevendorsandERPsystems,notedHavara,adding:     “Ifyouthinkaboutit,aqualityeventintheaircraftengineindustryiscatastrophic.Andtoresearchthattakesmonthsofmanualtime.Drivingefficiencies,accountability,andvisibilityintotheprocessofmakinganenginewillmakeusallsafer.”   MikeWalker,seniordirector,appliedinnovationanddigitaltransformation,atMicrosoft,likenedtheledgertoa“tapestry.”Hesaidithashadtheeffectof“stitchingtogethertheirentiresupplychainintooneview–soyou’vegotafullunderstandingofallthepartners;you’vegotoneecosystemrepositoryinsteadofhundreds,ifnotthousands.”   Blockchainboneyard Aircraftenginesareliquidassets:overafiveyearperiod,some60%ofthemchangehands,makingdocumentationandcertificationsimportant.PartoftheprocessinvolvescustomerslikeDeltaorBritishAirways,forexample,maintainingflighthistoryrecordsofhowmanycyclestheyhaveflownoneachpart,datawhicharethenreturnedtoGEAviationsothattheappropriatepartsarereplacedinatimelymanner.Thishasledtoapaper-basedconundrum,saidHavaras.   “Wecan’tsellthoseusedpartsbackintotheopenmarketwithouttheproperpaperwork,”hesaid.“Whichisreallyacrisisintheindustryatthemoment.AtourwarehousefacilityinTexas,therearetensofmillionsworthofdollarsofinventoryorphaned,becauseoverthelast20yearswedidn’thaveadigitalsolutiontogetthatpaperworktosellthosepartsbackintothemarket.”   WalkerofMicrosoftadded:“Sowhatwehavedonebringscostoptimizationandsignificantsafetyimprovement,butnowweareexposinganewbusinessmodel.WearecreatingaprofitcenterforwhatIlovinglyreferredtoas‘theboneyard’inTexas,whereessentiallytheyputallthesepartswheretheydon’thavetheGEAviationgenuinepaperwork–andyoucandothatforalltheotherboneyardsouttheretoo.”   AlthoughhecouldnotmentionthenamesoftheindustryplayerswhohavebeeninvitedtojointheTRUEngineconsortiumatthistime,Havarasaid:      “Wearetargetingcompanieswhohavealreadyboughtourengines–soitcouldbeDeltaorSouthwestorBA–andtheyhaveamaintenancecontractwithus.WehaveakindofrazorandbladesbusinessmodelwherewesellyoutheengineandthenyouwillsignamaintenanceagreementtobeTRUEnginecertifiedandwewillmaintainthat;sowearerollingthisouttoourmaintenanceagreementbase.”   Walkerdefinedtheblockchainas“aproductionpilot”usinglivedataandbusinessprocesseswithrealcustomers.“Sowehavegotacontrolledrollout,atrickleeffect.Sowewillhavethreeorfourairlinesandthenanothertrickleouttoreachfiveorsix.”   Havarasaidthepricingmodelfortheservicehasnotyetbeenformalizedbutadded:   “Wearereadytosellthisservice.Weareactivelyengagingwithcustomersnowandmoreairlinesareaskingaboutiteveryday.”    Regardingthe3DprintingtechnologyofAeroengine,thisyearwewillsetupatopicnamed‘ApplicationAndDevelopmentOfTitaniumAlloy3DPrintingTechnologyInTheManufactureOfAeroEngineBladesAndRouletteManufacturing’ atthe8th ChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyForum2019(heldinconjunctionwithThe10th AnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2019)willbeheldon September26th -27th inthecityofXi’an,China. Furthermore,wewillinviteAECCShenyangAeroEngineResearchInstitutetotalkabouttheDevelopmentOfAeroEngineParts,CoreEnginesAndEngineTestingTechnology,toletthedelegatesknowmoreaboutChineseaeroenginemarket.   Formoredetails 3DprintingtechnolgoyofAeroengine,pleaseclick REGISTER  oremailto:marketing@galleon.cc.

    May 15,2019
  • Bombardier Levels Up On Engine Services In China

    Bombardier'sservicecenterinTianjin,ChinahasreceivedauthorizedservicecenterstatusfromRolls-Royce,GeneralElectric,andHoneywell,enablingthefacilitytoserviceallenginesfittedontheBombardierbusinessjetportfolio.ThisincludestheRolls-RoyceBR710A2-20ontheGlobal5000,GeneralElectricCF34ontheChallenger600family,andHoneywellHTF7000ontheChallenger300family. TheCanadianaircraftmanufacturerisalsolaunchinganewlinemaintenanceserviceattheTianjinservicecenter,offeringAOGmobilerepairalongwithscheduledandunscheduledmaintenanceservicesonChallengerandGlobalaircraftregisteredintheU.S.,Europe,Canada,Bermuda,CaymanIslands,Aruba,Qatar,IsleofMan,SanMarino,andGuernsey. “Currentlyweholdabouta31percentmarketshareintheregionbut,inordertogrow,wemustnotonlyhaveagoodportfolioofaircraft,wemustalsoincreaseourservicesandcapabilitiestosupportthesecustomers,”saidKhaderMattar,Bombardiervicepresidentsales,MiddleEast,Asia-Pacific,andChina.“Wehaveinvestedalotofmoneyintheservicessector,andwiththatweareconfidentthatwecanbenumberonesoon.” Headdedthatmanylocalbanksarenowbeginningtosupportthefinancingofjetpurchases,andthatwillalsospurthegrowthofjetsalesinChina. Bombardier’sGlobal7500,C-FXAI,arrivedforitsairshowdebutatABACE2019afterflyingtoShanghaifromSingapore.AfterABACE,theaircraft—thefirstaircraftdelivered,whichisbeingleasedbackfromtheowner—willspendtwoweeksinChinabeforetouringAfricaandthenwillbeflowntotheEBACEshowinGenevainMay.TheGlobal7500isthelargestpurpose-builtbusinessjetandfeaturesafour-zoneinteriorwithabedroom,entertainmentroom,andtwopassengerseatingzones.Thenewjetcanfly7,700nmwitheightpassengers,andhasahigh-speedcruiseofMach.90andlong-rangecruiseofMach.85. LastChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyForum,DavidRIORDAN,theSeniorEngineeringAdvisor(SEA)andChiefTechnicalEngineerofBombardierAerostructures&EngineeringServices,hasgivenapresentationabout‘AdvancedNacelleTechnologiesForImprovingPerformanceOfAircraftPropulsionSystems. Thisyear,gatheringover180delegateswithalllevelsoftheindustry,suchasGovernment,Aero-engineOEMs,MachineTools,Equipment,Parts&Components,Cutter,Software,SurfaceTreatment,Testing,Metal&Composites,Assemblies andsoon,8thChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyForum2019(heldinconjunctionwithThe10thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum2019)willbeheldonSeptember26th-27thinthecityofXi’an,China. Formoredetails,pleaseclickREGISTERoremailto:marketing@galleon.cc

    Apr 29,2019
  • China's Airbus H135 Final Assembly Line Starts Operations

    AirbusHelicoptershasexpandeditsindustrialfootprintandpartnershipwithChinawiththeopeningoftheH135finalassemblylineinQingdao.ThefactoryisthefirsthelicopterFALbuiltbyaforeignmanufacturerinChina,aswellasthefirstH135FALoutsideofEurope.   TheopeningofthisFALfollowsacooperationagreementsignedbetweenAirbusHelicoptersandChinain2016forthepurchaseof100H135sdestinedfortheChinesemarket.Ninety-fiveofthese100helicopterswillbeassembledonthisFALfrom2019onwards.   Maincomponentsincludingthemainfuselage,maingearboxkitsandrearfuselagewillbeshippedtoQingdaofromDonauwörth,GermanyandAlbacete,Spainrespectively.   The6,500sqmQingdaoplantiscomposedoffourworkingstations,apaintbooth,groundandflighttestareas,andadeliverycentre.Thesitewillemployaround40people,23ofwhomreceivedon-the-jobtraininginDonauwörth.   Thefirstaircraftroll-outfromQingdaoisexpectedtotakeplaceinthesecondhalfof2019.Operationswillstartwithanannualcapacityof18helicopters,whichcouldbedoubledtoaccommodatefuturegrowth.   "BeginningtomanufactureH135sinQingdaomarksthestartofanewchapterofSino-Europeancollaboration,aswebecomethefirstforeignhelicoptermanufacturertoopenamanufacturingfacilityinChina,"saidMarie-AgnesVeve,GeneralManagerofAirbusHelicoptersChina."ThisachievementisatestamenttoourcontinuedcommitmenttotheChinesehelicopterindustryandthestrongspiritofcooperationthatexistsbetweenusandourChinesepartners."   TheH135isoneofthemostpopularlighttwin-enginehelicoptersinChina,mainlyoperatinginhelicopteremergencymedicalservices(HEMS),searchandrescue,lawenforcement,firefightingandtourism.Todate,around1,300helicoptersfromtheH135familyareinoperationaroundtheglobe,havingachievedmorethan5millionflighthours.   PresentinChinaformorethan50years,AirbusHelicoptersholdstheleadingpositioninChina'scivilhelicoptermarketwitharound300helicoptersflyingacrossthecountryserving83customers.GiventherapiddevelopmentoftheHEMS,publicservicesandoffshorewindindustriesintheChina,apotentialdemandfor600lighttwin-enginehelicoptersisexpectedoverthenexttwodecades.   Since2014,AIRBUSHelicopterhasbeenourgreatsupporterforCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum everyyear. Besides,it’sourgreathonourtoinviteanotherInternationalHelicopterOEM– LeonardoHelicoptertogiveourgreatsupportbypresentationatourconference.TheSpecifictopicisinfurthercommunication.CHIIF2019,hostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,willbeheldonJune26th –27th,2019,at ShanghaiJrurongHotel, China.   Formoredetails,pleaseclick REGISTER  oremailto:marketing@galleon.cc.

    Apr 29,2019
  • GAMECO Becomes Boeing Supplier For MRO Support

    Boeing[NYSE:BA]andGuangzhouAircraftMaintenanceEngineeringCompanyLimited(GAMECO)havesignedanMROservicesagreementtoworktogethertoprovideMROsupportintheAsia-Pacificregion.ThroughthisagreementBoeingwillprovideMROmaintenancetrainingandaccesstomaintenancedataandtechnicalsupport,whileGAMECOcommitstomaintainingBoeing’srigorousqualitystandardsforMROservices. “WorkingwithGAMECOsupportsourcommitmenttomeetingtheneedsofourcustomersintheAsia-Pacificregion,”saidKenShaw,vicepresidentofSupplyChainforBoeingGlobalServices.“ByworkingwithanMROproviderintheregion,wecanutilizetheirexistingfootprintandtalenttobestservetheneedsofthelocalmarket.” ThisagreementalsobolstersGAMECO’scapabilitiesandmaintenancesupportofBoeingairplanes. “Thisisatremendousopportunityforus,ouremployeesandourcustomers.WearepleasedtobecomeaBoeingsupplier,tosupportabroadrangeofnewBoeingproductsandservices,benefitfromBoeingextensiveexperienceandtooffernewproductspecifictrainingtoouremployees,”saidNorbertMarx,CEOandgeneralmanagerofGAMECO.“WelookforwardtocollaboratinginsupportofthecomprehensiveMROneedsacrossthemarket.” WithongoingtrainingprovidedbyBoeing,GAMECOisexpectedtomeetorexceedtherequirementstobeaBoeingsupplierofenhancedcompositesandcomponentsrepaircapabilities,landinggearoverhaulandotherMROservices. Therefore,CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum2019(CAOSTIF2019)isscheduledtobeheldinTianjinonJune12th-13th,2019.Theforumwillbringtogetherovertwo-hundreddelegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,OEM,PartsandComponentsManufacturer,AviationSupplier,LeasingCompany,DomesticandForeignAirlines,MROProvider,UniversityandInstitute,andAviationAuthorities&Regulators.GAMECOandBoeingastwocoreattendeeswillnotonlybringtopicsforthemselvesrespectively,alsotheyareinvitedintoapaneldiscussionregardingtheNewAviationMaterialDemandForecastingSystem. Onthisoccasion,youcanseizetheopportunitytoacquirethelatestChinaMROmarket,strengthenthebrandeffect,improvethemarketvisibility,showthevalueofyourcompany'sproducts,andestablishyourownpotentiality. Registeryourinterestor getintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 29,2019
  • Mitsubishi Aircraft Nears Final MRJ70 Design

    JapanesemanufacturerMitsubishiAircraftCorp.isclosetofinalizingarefineddesignfortheMRJ70,theshorterversionofits MRJ regionaljet,andbytheendofJune,twoadditionalMRJ90prototypeswillbereadyforMRJflighttesting,MitsubishiAircraftpresidentHisakazuMizutanisaid. Astheprogramworkstowardmakingamuch-delayedfirstdeliveryinmid-2020,Mizutanisaidthecompanyisaimingtoachieve simultaneousairworthinesscertificationfromtheJapanCivilAviationBureau(JCAB)andthetwoforeignagenciesthatareconductingshadowauditsontheMRJ, theEuropeanAviationSafetyAgency(EASA) andthe FAA. AftermorethanthreeyearsofcompanyevaluationofMRJprototypesintheair,certificationflighttestingundersupervisionoftheJCABbeganMarch3.Thespecificsubjectofthecertificationworkisthe88-seatMRJ90version,whichthe76-seatMRJ70istrailingbyaboutoneyear. ThecompanysaidinNovember2018itwaslookingathowtorefinetheMRJ70,sayinganew“concept”wasrequiredbecause10yearshadpassedsincethelaunchofMRJdevelopment.Theworkisalmostdone.“Wearealmostattheendofconceptstudyingandaretryingtosummarizeouropinions,”MizutanitoldreportersinTokyo.MitsubishiAircraftprovidedexcerptsfromhisremarks.Thestudiesintoimprovementshavefocusedoneconomics,passengercomfortandenvironmentalperformance. TheMRJ70islookingincreasinglyimportanttotheprogram,asmajorUSairlines’pilotcontractscontinuetoforbidoperationofaircraftasheavyastheMRJ90bycarriersunderoutsourcingcontracts.Nonetheless,MizutanisaidtheMRJ90shouldbethepriorityasMitsubishiAircraftseeksmoreorders. Companyflighttestinghasreachedabout2,600hr.InMarchandApril,ithasincludedcrosswindtesting.Sincecompanyflighttestinghadtotaled2,400hr.inearlyNovember,thepacehasevidentlynotbeenfastinthepastfivemonths,presumablybecausethefocushasshiftedtocertificationflighttesting. FAAtookpartinfamiliarizationflightsinMarch,andonMarch27issuedaletterofauthorization,signalingitswillingnesstoformallyparticipateinflighttesting. Theprogramatfirstplannedtouseaconventionaltotaloffiveflight-testaircraft,butrealizedin2016thatthedesignneededchangestoavoidarisktoobtainingatypecertificate.Thatimpliedaneedforoneortwomoreprototypesforthetesteffort,toverifythereviseddesign;inFebruary2018,MitsubishiAircraftannouncedthetwoadditionalprototypeswouldbebuilt.AllsevenareMRJ90s. Theextratwoareinthefinalstageofproductionandwillbeaddedtoflighttestinginthesecondquarter,Mizutanisaid,emphasizingtheircompletionanddeploymentintheflight-testingeffortasthefirstofthreeprioritiesforthecompany.Theotherprioritiesarepreparingtypecertificationdocumentationandtrainingpilots,especiallyforlaunchcustomerandinitialoperatorAllNipponAirways(ANA). WhenMitsubishiAircraftmajorityownerandpartnersformedMitsubishiAircraftandbeganMRJdevelopmentonApril1,2008,thefirstdeliverywasdueinthelastquarterof2013.Fivedelayssincethenhavebeenmainlyattributabletodifficultiesinmeetingcertificationrequirements. Under thisbackground,the"2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019,whichwilltalkaboutAirworthinessCertificationaboutChinaandinGlobalaswell.CAIIF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbusalltogethertositdownanddiscussabouttheproblemswe’refacingnowinCertification,AircraftDesignandManufacture,AirborneSystems. Registeryourinterestor getintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 29,2019
  • FAA Panel Signs Off on 737 Max Training Plan

    AUnitedAirlinesBoeing737Max9aircraftlandsatSanFranciscoInternationalAirportonMarch13,2019inBurlingame,California.TheUnitedStateshasfollowedcountriesaroundtheworldandhasgroundedallBoeing737MaxaircraftfollowingacrashofanEthiopiaAirlines737Max8. (CNN)AFederalAviationAdministrationpanelfoundchangesBoeingmadetoa737Maxstabilizationsystemtobe"operationallysuitable,"andgaveathumbsuptotheplanemaker'splansfortrainingpilotsabouthowthesystemworks. AFlightStandardizationBoard,comprisedofpilotswhoflythe737,saidinadraftreportreleasedTuesdaythatitreviewed"themodifiedManeuveringCharacteristicsAugmentationSystem"andconcludedsimulator-basedtrainingisnotnecessaryforpilotswhoflewthepreviousversionofthe737.Thecompanyhasproposedacomputer-basedtrainingthatwillfamiliarizepilotsupgradingfromthe737NGserieswiththeMCASsystem. Theboard'sdraftreportisastepforwardforBoeingasitworksto returnthe737Maxfleettotheair.Aftertwoweeksforpublicreview,theFAAisexpectedtopublishafinalboardreport. UnitedAirlinesiscanceling737MaxflightsthroughearlyJuly. TheMCASsystemhascomeunderscrutinyfrominvestigatorsreviewingtwofatal737Maxcrashes--theLionAircrash inOctoberandthe EthiopianAirlinescrash inMarch. Boeinghasbeendevelopingandtestingasoftwarechangetothesystemthatwillnowfactorininputfromasecondsensor. Theboard'sreviewprocessincludestestflights,andBoeingCEODennisMuilenburgsaidlastweekthesoftwarehasbeentestedonnearly100testflights. Thereviewonlylookedatthetraining,andnotatthesoftwareitself.BoeinghasnotyetsubmittedthesoftwarechangetotheFAAforcertification,theagencysaidinastatementonTuesday,butthesubmissionisexpected"inthecomingweeks." BoeingdidnotrespondtoarequestforcommentonTuesdayafternoon. Flightsafetyandtrainingefficiencyimprovementhasalwaysbeenthemosthighlyconcernedtopicinpilottraining,underthebackground,the5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019 willbeholdonSeptember24th-25th,2019 in Sanya,China. Thesubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,ForeignPilotsImport,PADB,SOQA,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 29,2019
  • "The 8th Civil Avionics International Forum" was Successfully Held in Shanghai

    "The8thCivilAvionicsInternationalForum"wassuccessfullyheldinShanghaionApril16th-17th.TheconferencewashostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,ChineseAeronauticalEstablishment;guidedbytheDepartmentofEquipmentIndustry,MinistryofIndustryandInformationTechnology,AirworthinessCertificationDepartmentofCivilAviationAdministrationofChina,AirTrafficManagementBureau,CivilAviationAdministrationofChina,ShanghaiMunicipalCommissionofEconomyandInformatization;supportedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignandResearchInstitute,AVICXACCommercialAircraftCo.,Ltd.,AVICZhuhaiGeneralAviationR&DandManufacturingBase,andChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute;organizedbyChinaAeronauticalRadioElectronicsResearchInstitute,AVICXi'anAeronauticalComputingTechnologyResearchInstitute,AVIAGESYSTEMS,KeyLaboratoryofIntegratedTechnologyofAvionicsSystem,co-organizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. YAOJunchen,Secretary-GeneralofChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,presidedovertheopeningceremony,andLIUGaozhuo,HonoraryChairmanofChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,deliveredtheopeningspeech.Nearly500participantsfrom11countriesincludingtheUnitedStates,Canada,JapanandGermanygatheredatthescenetoparticipateintheCivilAvionicsInternationalForum.Therewasaprofessionalsub-forumonthesecondday,andthepeaknumberofparticipantsreached700.Atotalof133excellentpaperswerecollectedandasmanyas10mediaparticipatedintheforum.Inaddition,workshopforairworthinesscertificationhavebeenaddedtohelpcolleaguestofurtherexploreprofessionalissues. LIUGaozhuo,HonoraryChairman,ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics Airworthinessisthesafetystandardofcivilaircraft.CAIYong,DeputyDirectoroftheElectronicandElectricalDivisionoftheShanghaiAircraftAirworthinessCertificationCenterofCAAC,andDirectoroftheInformatizationOffice,pointedoutthattheairworthinesscertificationinChinacurrentlyfacestwomajorchallenges.Oneisthechallengebroughtbytherapiddevelopmentofnewtechnologiesandapplications,andtheotheristhelackofexperienceofairworthinesscertifiers.Facedwiththesechallenges,CAIYongsaidthatinrecentyears,theAirworthinessDepartmenthasalsomadealotofexplorations.In2018,theCAACAirworthinessCertificationOfficeinCOMACwasformallyestablishedtotrytochangethewayofsupervision.Secondly,theairworthinessdivisioncarriedoutnationwidetrainingonthestandardizationofairworthinessrepresentativequalificationlastyeartofurtherstandardizetheoperationofairworthinessreview. CAIYong,DeputyDirector,E&EDivisionDirector,InformatizationOfficeShanghaiAircraftAirworthinessCertificationCenterofCAAC Asoneofthemostrepresentativeindustriesinthehigh-techindustry,theindependentinnovationcapabilityoftheaviationindustryisparticularlyimportant.Theforumalsolaunchedaheateddiscussionontopicssuchascabinreformandinnovation.FlorenceREUZEAU,HumanFactorsExecutiveExpertofAirbusArchitecture&IntegrationinFrance,stressedthat"Themostimportantinnovationinhuman-machineinteractionistoconsiderhumanfactors,becausehumanfactorsaretheendpointoftechnologicalinnovationandthefinaluseofthistechnology,sohumanfactorsneedtobepaidattentiontoandintegratedintothedesignaspect." FlorenceREUZEAU,HumanFactorsExecutiveExpert,Architecture&Integration,Airbus Thetwo-dayforumwasasuccessandattractedrelevantgovernmentagencies,OEMs,electronicequipment,researchinstitutionsofavionicssystems,suppliers,aswellasrelevantuniversitiesandenterprisesfromhomeandabroad.Theforumfocusedontheairworthinesscertificationrequirementsofcivilaircraftavionicssystem,thedevelopmentandapplicationtrendofnewavionicstechnologies,aircraftoperationalsafety,reliability,maintainability,testingandotherrelatedissues. Withthethemeofinnovation,openness,sharingandsecurity,theforumaimsatbuildaninternationalexchangeplatformforstrengtheningcooperation.Atthesametime,onthepremiseofprotectingintellectualpropertyrights,technologyexchangeandcooperationhavebeenrealized.Itisexpectedthatmoreexpertsandscholarswilljoininnextyeartopromotetheprogressanddevelopmentofcivilaviationelectronicindustry.

    Apr 23,2019
  • The Power of Data,The Power of Connected ——“2019 Connected Aircraft China Congress” Was Successfully Held in Shanghai

    Accordingtothedevelopmentforecast,by2035,Chinaannualpassengernumberwillreach1.4billion,andcivilaviationitselfhasbecomeamassivedatacarrierthatbringstogetherpeople,logistics,businessflow,informationflowandcapitalflow.Astheindustrycontinuing toimprovethesafetymanagementandoperationlevelofcivilaviation,optimizing operationandoperationalefficiency,andimproving passengersatisfaction,theon-boardinterconnectionfacesunprecedentedopportunitiesfordevelopment.Throughtheanalysisandapplicationofreal-timeinterconnectedbigdata,theairportnetwork,routenetworkandinformationnetworkwillbedeeplyintegratedanddeveloped,andthecivilaviationnetwork,digitizationandintelligencewillbefullyrealized. HostedbytheCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA;OrganizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.andGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.the"2019 ConnectedAircraftChinaCongress (CAC2019)"wassuccessfullyheldinShanghaifromApril17thto18th.Atthebeginningofthecongress, XIN Xudong,DeputyGeneralManagerof COMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd. gaveanopeningspeechtothecongress,andexpressedawarmwelcome. CAOQuanxin,ResearcherFellow, DirectorofAirborneInformationDepartment, COMACResearch andDevelopment Center,mentionedtheimprovementoftheeconomyandsafetyofcivilaviationthroughtheinterconnectionaircraft.TheResearch andDevelopment Center closelyfocusesonaircraftmaintenance.Collaborationinareascloselyrelatedtothemainframe,suchassafety,remotetechnicalservices,andcrisisoperationperformanceimprovement,pursuesahigherlevel,achievingcomfortandenvironmentalprotection. ZHANG Nan,ChiefArchitect,EBG,ChinaAviationIndustry ofHuaweiTechnologiesCo.,Ltd.,saidthatHuaweiisveryoptimisticaboutairbornecommunications.And he introduceHuawei'sworkondoing A2Gcoverage,andhopesthattherewillbemorecooperationinthefuture.Throughtheconstructionofconnectedaircraft,thedigitalworldwillbebroughttoeveryone,everyfamily,everyorganization,andtheintelligentworldofallthingsconnected. SHIGuangyu,EngineeringDepartmentofChinaEasternAirlinesTechnologyCo.,Ltd.,proposedtheairworthinesscertificationmethodforaddingandrefittingwirelesstransmitterequipment. Threeproposalsweregiven.First,thegroundelectromagneticcompatibilitytestT-PEDtestqualificationandapprovalmethod.Second,theidentificationofthewirelesstransmitterequipmenttypeapprovalcertificate,theparticipationoftheAirTrafficControlBureau.Andthird,theneedtoidentifythefrequency,networkandbusinessofwirelessequipmentUsePolicy. Thecongress attractednearly300delegatesfromdomesticandforeignsatellitecommunicationcompanies,airlines,universitiesandenterprises. Throughkeynotespeech,paneldiscussions,exhibitions,businessmeetingsandmediainterviews,thecongress discussed issuesrelatedtothedevelopmentprocessofChina'scivilaviationconnected aircraftintermsofindustrypolicydynamics,developmenttrendofcivilaviationinterconnectionmarket,andadvancedsatellitecommunicationtechnology. Looking forwardmoreindustryexpertsandleaderstoparticipateinthecongress nextyear.

    Apr 23,2019
  • China-Developed ARJ21 Regional Aircraft Realizes 10,000 Flight Hours

    China-developedARJ21regionalairplaneshaverealizedatotalof10,000safetyflighthoursincommercialoperationasoftheendofMarch,accordingtoChengduAirlinesThursday. BytheendofMarch,thefleetofARJ21airplaneshavecarriedaround320,000passengersshuttlingaroundChinesecities,saidChengduAirlines. BasedinChengduinSouthwestChina'sSichuanprovince,ChengduAirlineslaunchedtheARJ21aircraft. Todate,ithasreceived11ARJ21airplanesandusedthemtoconnectmorethan20domesticcities,mostlysecond-tiercities. ChengduAirlineshasbeencontinuouslyusingtheaircraftmodelbyexpandingacross-regionairroutenetworkwithbothtrunkandregionalroutes.AndthefleetsizeofARJ21airplaneswillincreasesteadily,saidtheairline. DevelopedbytheCommercialAircraftCorp.ofChina(COMAC),theARJ21isChina'sfirstindigenouslydevelopedregionalpassengerjetliner. Itisdesignedwith78to90seatsandhasarangeof3,700km.Itcanflyinalpineandplateauregionsandisadaptivetovariousairportconditions. ThefirstARJ21airplanewasdeliveredtoChengduAirlinesin2015.ItconducteditsfirstcommercialflightonJune28,2016. Asanimportantsymbolofthecountry'stechnology,economy,nationaldefensestrengthandindustrializationlevel,theaviationindustryisparticularlyimportanttovigorouslydeveloptheChineseaviationindustry.Theaviationindustryisanimportantindustrythatdrivesthedevelopmentofthenationaleconomy.Thedevelopmentandproductionofadvancedaviationproductswillinevitablydrivethedevelopmentofcutting-edgetechnologies.Therefore,theaviationindustryistheenginethatpromotesindustrialtransformationandupgrading. AccordingtotheMinistryofIndustryandInformationTechnology,theNationalDevelopmentandReformCommissionandotherministriesandcommissions,the"ThirteenthFive-YearPlanforNationalEconomicandSocialDevelopmentofthePeople'sRepublicofChina","MadeinChina2025",clearlypointedoutthatitisnecessarytovigorouslypromotetheorganizationofinnovationandindustrializationspecialprojects,majorengineeringaviationEngineeringequipment.Atthesametime,smartmanufacturingwillbethetoppriorityinvariouspolicyplanstopromotemanufacturingdevelopmentduringthe13thFive-YearPlanperiod.Aeronauticaldigitalmanufacturingtechnologycanrealizedigitalcontrolandrapidmanufacturingofaviationproducts,butdigitalmanufacturingtechnologycannotachieveadaptive,self-optimizedintelligentprocessingofaviationproducts.Inordertoachievehigh-quality,high-efficiencyandlow-costproductionofaviationproducts,itisnecessarytocarryoutresearchonaviationintelligentmanufacturingtechnologyandpromotethetransformationandupgradingofaviationmanufacturing.However,for"smartmanufacturing",theabilitytoimprove"manufacturing"hasbecomethecorethatouraviationindustrymustfocuson.Atpresent,China'sdependenceonforeignimportedproductsishigh,whichalsogreatlylimitsChina'sfurtherdevelopmentofintelligentmanufacturing.Therefore,effortstopromotecoretechnologicalbreakthroughs,upgradeofkeytechnologicallevels,andenhancementofkeyinfrastructurematerialsandcorecomponentmanufacturingcapabilitieswillbeChina'ssmart.Toachievetheprerequisitesforthedevelopmentofleapsandbounds,andinordertoenhanceChina'stechnologicalstrength,enhancetheinternationalcompetitivenessofthemanufacturingindustry,andachievealargemanufacturingcountryintheaviationindustry,wemustvigorouslydeveloptheaviationindustry. Therefore,the"2019CivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019)"isscheduledtobeheldinXi'anonSeptember26th-27th,2019.CAIIF2019willbringtogether200delegatesfromGovernmentAgencies,RegionalCivilAviationBureau,DomesticandForeignAirlines,IndustryAssociationandAlliance,AirborneInterconnectSystemIntegrator,HardwareManufacturer,AircraftManufacturer,ThirdPartyServiceCompany,AeroEngineCompany,AssemblyCenter,TheBoeingCompany,Airbus. Onthisoccasion,youcanseizetheopportunityoftheChineseCivilAircraftmarketdemand,strengthenthebrandeffect,improvethemarketvisibility,showthevalueofyourcompany'sproducts,andtalkwithkeycustomersaboutcooperationprospects. Registeryourinterestor getintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 15,2019
  • Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement For Repair Services With MTU Maintenance

    10th April,2019:Pratt&Whitneyhassignedalong-termagreement(LTA)withMTUMaintenance(MTU)forrepairservices.MTUwillworktoofferadditionalsupportforPratt&Whitneyoperationalcommercialengines,includingthePW2000,PW6000,andtheInternationalAeroEnginesV2500. "TheagreementmarksthefirstLTAthatAftermarkethassignedwithMTUforoperationalcommercialenginerepairservices.MTUisnotonlyapartnertoPratt&WhitneyonthePratt&WhitneyGTFengineprogrammebutisalsoakeysupplierforouroperationalcommercialenginerepairrequirements,"saidHeatherWalton,seniordirector,AftermarketSupplyChainatPratt&Whitney."WehaveastrongrelationshipwithMTUandhaveworkedcloselyinthepasttoprovidesupportforourcustomers.Weareexcitedtocontinuetobuilduponthatrelationshipwiththemthroughourvariousfleetsofoperationalcommercialengines." TheV2500engineisprovidedthroughIAEInternationalAeroEnginesAG,amultinationalaeroengineconsortiumwhoseshareholderscomprisePratt&Whitney,adivisionofUnitedTechnologiesCorporation;Pratt&WhitneyAeroEnginesInternationalGmbH;MTUAeroEnginesGmbHandJapaneseAeroEnginesCorporation.   Accordingtostatistics,theinvestmentofAsia-pacificairlinesinaviationmaterialinvento?ryis4to5timeshigherthanthatofEuropeanandAmericanairlines.Thereasonsaremainlyattributedtorelativelyhighsparepartsguaranteerequirements,moreinteriordecorationrenovationandrefit,inefficientcustomsclearance,lackofaviationmaterialsharingmechanism,geographicallocationfartherfromtheoriginalfactory,largepassen?geraircraftwithahigherproportionandotherfactors.Amongthem,theoriginalfactory(OEM)isthebiggestbeneficiaryintheaviationmaterialindustry.Inthefuture,OEMwillgainmorebenefitsintheaviationmaterialfieldbycontinuouslypenetratingtheafter-salesmarket.Third-partyserviceproviders(MRO)andairlinesarelookingformorewaystoavoidtheirinterestsbeingcompressed.   Underthisbackground,the3rd AnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillheldinthecityofTianjinonJune12th -13th,attractaviationauthorities&regulators,morethan30+airlines,10+MROs&OEMs,parts&componentssuppliers,LeasingCompanieswillparticipateinthisyear’sforum.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Apr 15,2019
  • Honeywell And Volocopter To Research And Develop Navigation Solutions

    Honeywell(NYSE:HON)andVolocopterhavesignedanagreementtojointlytestanddevelopnewnavigationandautomaticlandingsystemsforVolocopter’sverticaltakeoffandlandingaircraftastheemergingeraofurbanairmobilitymovesclosertodeliveringanewbreedofcleaner,saferandsmarterairvehicles. ThisagreementlaunchesHoneywell’sextensiveautonomoussensingandflighttechnologies,includinginertialmeasurementunits,attitudeheadingreferencesolutionsandpotentiallyotherurbanairmobility(UAM)innovations,intothisrapidlydevelopingtransportationmarket.ThesesolutionsfeatureandbuildontechnologiesdevelopedunderEurope’sCleanSky2andSingleEuropeanSkyAirTrafficManagementResearch(SESAR)2020industryandgovernmentcollaborationprograms.HoneywellandVolocopteraimtoproveandmatureexistingtechnologiesbytestingandevolvingvarioussensor-basednavigationsystemsforuseinfully-electricverticaltakeoffandlandingaircraft.Thesetestswillhelpthetwocompaniescreatenewtechnologiesforurbanairmobility. “Congestionandtrafficjamscontinuetobetimekillersforpeopleinmodernmegacities.Newtimesaving,environmentallyfriendlysolutionsarerequired,andairtaxiswillcertainlybeoneofthem,”saidJanHendrikBoelens,chieftechnologyofficer,Volocopter.“Honeywell’swealthofexperienceandknowledgeinthedevelopmentofnext-generationavionicstechnologiescombinedwithourmanufacturingexpertisewillmakeautonomous,on-demandairmobilityarealityacrosstheworld.AkeygoalofourcollaborationistoflyaHoneywellinertialmeasurement-basedattitudereferencesystemsolutioninoneofourVolocoptersin2019.” Urbanairmobilitycomprisespersonalairvehicles,suchasflyingtaxis,withon-demandavailabilityandwillprovidefasterandmoreefficientmovementofpeoplewithincitiestoimprovesafetyanddecreasetraffic.Thesepassengerserviceswilleventuallyincludetheuseofautonomousvehicles. Honeywellhasanextensiveaviationhardwareandsoftwareproductportfolio,includingadvancednavigationtechnologiesandfly-by-wireflightcontrolstailoredfortheuniqueneedsofUAMaircraft. “HoneywellisexcitedtobeworkingwithVolocopter,aglobalpioneerintheemergingindustryofurbanairmobility,”saidCarlEsposito,president,ElectronicSolutions,HoneywellAerospace.“Ourgloballegacyofinnovationservesallairspaceusers,asdemonstratedthroughourinvolvementintheCleanSky2andSESAR2020programs.” “AlongsideVolocopter,wewillbebuildingonourfundamentalexpertiseofnavigationsensorsolutionsplusotherlandingexpertise,movingusclosertotherealityofurbanairmobility,”Espositosaid.“OurglobaloutlookstemsfromyearsofworkingalongsideorganizationssuchastheFederalAviationAdministrationandtheEuropeanAviationSafetyAgency.Thiscollaborationhasallowedustoexplorethechallenges,opportunitiesandsafeintegrationoftechnologiesandaircraftincivilairspace.” Honeywellhasmorethan100yearsofexperiencehelpingtodevelopaircraft,anditsproductsflyontensofthousandsofairplanesandrotorcraftworldwide.Earlierthisyear,thecompanyannouncedanotherUAMdevelopmentpartnership,andwillcontinuetoidentifyopportunitiesoverthenextfewyearstohelpbringourknowledgeandexperiencetocompaniesbuildingUAMvehicles. 2019CivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum,hostedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,willbeheldonJune26th–27th,2019,inShanghaiCity,China.ThistopicofthisforumwillcoverthewholeindustrychainofCivilHelicopterwillbeastellargatheringwhichhasattractedtheindustryopinionleadersfromtheTop3ChinaHelicopterOEMsincludingChinaHelicopterDesignandResearchInstitute,AVICHarbinAircraftIndustry(Group)Co.,Ltd.andAVICChangheAircraftIndustry(Group)CorporationLtd. WewillalsogatherourorganizingcommitteeincludingHoneywell,CollinsAerospace,ThalestoshareinsightsatCHIIF2019.  REGISTERyourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 15,2019
  • Singapore, ICAO Renew Partnership To Augment Aviation Training

    10thApril,2019: SingaporeandtheInternationalCivilAviationOrganization(ICAO)haverenewedtheirpartnershiptodevelophumancapitalfortheglobalaviationsector. ThenewMemorandumofUnderstanding(MOU)wassignedbyKhawBoonWan,CoordinatingMinisterforInfrastructureandMinisterforTransport,andOlumuyiwaBenardAliu,PresidentoftheCounciloftheICAOattheWorldCivilAviationChiefExecutivesForum2019.TheMOUwillexpandandextendtheSingapore-ICAODevelopingCountriesTrainingProgramme(DCTP)foranotherthreeyearsfrom2019to2022. Accordingtotheagreement,SingaporewillcontributeUS$2.1million(oraboutS$2.9million)inthecomingthreeyearsfor330fellowshipsand10scholarshipsaspartofSingapore'scommitmenttowardshumancapitaldevelopmentininternationalaviation.Thenumberoffellowshipshasgoneupto300underthelastMOU,andservestohelpmeetthedemandfromdevelopingcountriesformoretrainingplaces.TheDCTPwillcontinuetobesponsoredbybothSingaporeMinistryofForeignAffairsandtheCivilAviationAuthorityofSingapore(CAAS). TheDCTPwillprovidefellowshipsandscholarshipswhichwillbeadministeredbyICAOforparticipantsfromdevelopingICAOMemberStatestoattendspecialisedaviationprogrammesattheSingaporeAviationAcademy(SAA),thetrainingarmoftheCAAS. Thesoaringdemandforcivilaviationandtheconsequentfleetexpansionspeedarefarhigherthanthegrowthrateofthenumberofdomesticcaptains, Underthebackground,the5thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019willbeholdonSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China. Thesubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,ForeignPilotsImport,PADB,SOQA,GatewaySelectProgram,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 15,2019
  • Galleon and Multiax Visit China Commercial Aircraft Composite Center

    OnDecember13,2018,withthecoordinationandrecommendation ofGalleon Corporation,DavideMeneghel,headofMultiaxTechnicalServiceCenter,visitedCOMAC CompositeMaterialsCenter.Theotherrepresentatives IncludesJinHongming,Secretary-GeneralofShanghaiSociety ofAeronautics, ZhangYifei,GeneralManagerofGalleon AviationServiceCo.,Ltd,andLiRan,ExecutiveDirectorofGalleonMediaCo.,Ltd. Theywere receivedbyXuYingqiang,DirectorofCompositeMaterialCenter, Secretary ofGeneralPartyBranch andDirectorofCompositeWorkshopofShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCo.,Ltd.Themeeting discussedabout thecooperationopportunitiesofthesecondphaseofChinaCommercialAircraftCompositesProject. OnSeptember5th, 2017,David,the FounderandSalesDirectorofMultiax, visited GalleonCorporation.Afterthenegotiation,bothparties confirmedthatGalleon istheexclusiveagency of Multiaxin GreaterChina aviationmarket.Afterover oneyearofmarketresearchandmanyvisits,Galleon assistedMultiaxsuccessfullyconnected withCOMAC CompositeCenterandweareexpectingfurthercooperationinthefuture. Italian MultiaxCo.,Ltd.wasfoundedin1995.Itisaninnovativehigh-techmodernenterpriseintegratingscientificresearch,development,productionandselling.Itisalarge-scalefive-axisCNCmachiningcenter that specializingin design,manufactureandhighqualityandcost-effective products.It ismainlyusedfortheprocessingofnon-metal,compositematerials,aluminumandothermaterialsproductsandmolds.

    Mar 29,2019
  • Genesys Aerosystems To Certify Popular HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System

    GenesysAerosystemstocertifypopularHeliSASStabilityAugmentationSystem   GenesysAerosystemsannouncedthatithasbeguntheSupplementalTypeCertification(STC)processforitsVFRversionoftheHelicopterStabilityAugmentationSystem(HeliSAS)autopilotfortheBell505JetRangerX.   “GenesysAerosystemshasalreadyworkedwiththepreviousmodelsofBellHelicopterssuchasthe206B,206L,and407toofferthebenefitsofHeliSASasaretrofitoptionandwewanttoextendtheenhancedcapabilitiestoownerscurrentlyenjoyingtheversatilityofthe505”,saysJamieLuster,GenesysAerosystemsDirectorofSales.“Thestabilityaugmentationisidealforthelight-weightBellplatform,anddecreasestheworkloadsignificantly.”   Weighinglessthan15pounds,theGenesysAerosystemsHeliSAShassetthestandardforimprovingthesafetyandenhancingthecapabilitiesofhelicopters.Thesystem’sadvancedabilitiesreducesingle-pilotworkload,whileprovidingprecise“hands-off”controloftheaircraftduringallmodesofflight–regardlessofwindconditionsorshiftsintheaircraft’sweight.   KeyfeaturesoftheGenesysAerosystemsHeliSASAutopilotandStabilityAugmentationSysteminclude:   Automaticrecoverytonear-levelflightattitudeatallairspeeds. Systemengagementthroughoutallphasesofflightfromstartuptoshutdown. Complete2-axisautopilotfunctionality. Lightweightandlowercostcomparedtoothersystems. CurrentpricingfortheGenesysAerosystemsHeliSASautopilotandstabilityaugmentationis$70,259.Pricingincludesallequipmentrequiredincludingtheinstallationkit;pricingdoesnotincludeinstallation,however.ThecompanyexpectstoreceivetheFAASTCinthe3rdquarterof2019,withEASAcertificationtofollow.Ordersarecurrentlybeingacceptedthroughauthorizeddealers.   “We’vehadanumberof505owners,manyofwhichhadourHeliSASontheirprevioushelicopter,showconsiderableinterestinaddingHeliSAS,”Ms.Lustersaid.“OnceapilotexperiencesflyingwithHeliSAS,itiseasytounderstandthevaluethesystembrings”   Whencomplete,theBell505willaddtothegrowinglistofapprovalsthecompanyalreadyhasforHeliSASinstallationsonotherpopularhelicoptersincludingtheAirbusEC130T2,EC130B4,EC120andAS350series,theBell206B,206L,and407models,RobinsonR44,R66.TheIFRversionoftheHeliSASgainedapprovalontheAirbusEC-145einFebruary2019.   OnJune26th -27th,withCAACEastChinaReginalAdministration’ssupport,wewillgathersystemsuppliersincludingThales,Honeywell,CollinsAerospace,Turbomeca,Parker,liebherretc.tosharetheirindustryleadinginsightsatCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum (heldinconjunctionwithEastChinaGeneralAviationDevelopmentForum )inShanghai.ItwillcoverthewholeindustrychainofcivilhelicopterincludingManufacturing,Operations,MRO,Leasingandsoon.   Formoredetails,pleaseclick REGISTER .

    Mar 29,2019
  • JetTech STCs Garmin TXi Displays in Citations

    JetTechhasreceivedFAAapprovalofitssupplementaltypecertificate(STC)forinstallationofGarmintouchscreenG600andG700TXidisplaysintheCessnaCitation500,501,550,551,S550,and560.TheG700TXicanbeinstalledinthemodel500,550,S550,and560equippedwiththeSperrySPZ500autopilot,whiletheG600TXiisSTC’dforthemodel501and551equippedwiththeSPZ500.TheTXidisplaysmeasure10.6inches.Customerscanoptforeitherasingleordualdisplayinstallation,pairedwithGarmin’sGTN650/750GPStouchscreennavigators. “It'sanaturalupgradepath,whichallowsexistingcustomerstoincludeflightmanagementsystemfunctionalitythroughanintuitivetouchscreeninterface,”saidRobIrwin,founderandmember/managerofJetTech.“Theresultwillbefasterplanning,chartrendering,single-fingerzoomcontrol,andplentyofoptionsforPFD,MFD,andEIS[engine-indicatingsystem]functions.” OtherbenefitsoftheTXiinstallationincludefullycoupledWAAS/LPVinstrumentapproachesandVNAVguidancetohelpwithflyingcomplexRNAVarrivalprocedures,accordingtoJetTech. TheTXidisplayscomewithsyntheticvision,HSImappingoverlays,andcustomizablecrewprofiles.TAWS-Bisoptional. JetTechhasinstalledtheTXidisplaysinitsCitationIIanddemonstratedthesetupinOctoberatNBAA2018. At8thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForum(heldinconjunctionwithAirborneSoftware&AirborneElectronicHardwareSub-Forum),wewillsetupapaneldiscussionaboutNewDevelopmentOfCockpitDisplayControl SystemForCivilAircraft atShanghaiJeurongHotelonApril16th-17th.TheparticipantsincludesJulianK.CHANG,theAssociateTechFellow(ATF)fromBoeingCommercialAirplane,COMACShanghaiAircaftDesignandResearchInstitute,ChinaAeronauticalRadioElectronicsResearchInstitute,JimZHOU,PrincipalStrategicDevelopmentManagerfromCollinsAerospaceandStefanENGELS,RegionalDirectorofStrategicRelationshipManagementfromJEPPESEN–ABoeingCompany. ToclickformoredetailsaboutCAIF2019orcontactmarketing@galleon.cctogetthelatestCAIF2019Agenda.

    Mar 29,2019
  • China Goes Airbus: Purchases 300 Aircraft

    AirbusandChinaAviationSuppliesHoldingCompany(CAS)signedaGeneralTermsAgreement(GTA)coveringthepurchasebyChineseairlinesofatotalof300Airbusaircraft. TheGTAcomprisesof290A320Familyaircraftand10A350XWBFamilyaircraft,reflectingthestrongdemandinallmarketsegmentsincludingdomestic,lowcost,regionalandinternationallonghaulfromChinesecarriers. AccordingtoAirbus’latestChinaMarketForecast2018to2037,Chinawillneedsome7,400newpassengerandfreightersaircraftinthenext20years.Itrepresentsmorethan19percentoftheworldtotaldemandforover37,400newaircraft. BytheendofJanuary2019,thein-serviceAirbusfleetwithChineseoperatorstotaledsome1,730aircraft,ofwhich1,455areA320Family,and17areA350XWBFamilyplanes. Withmorethan14,600A320Familyaircraftorderedandover8,600delivered,theA320istheworld’smostsuccessfulsingle-aisleaircraftFamily. TheA350XWBistheworld’smostmodernandeco-efficientaircraftfamilyshapingthefutureofairtravel.Itisthelong-rangeleaderinthelargewide-bodymarket(300to400+seats). Inthenexttwodecades,Chinesecivilaircraftmarketwillhaveastrongdemandrate,including4631trunkairlinersand726regionalaircrafts,whichvaluedat$648.1billion.By2030,customertraveldemandinChinaisexpectedtoincreaseby5%,civilaviationwillbecomethemainwayforthepublictotravel.Inthenext10years,civilaircraftcapacitywillincreaseby25%.Civilaircraftproductionwillpresenttwotrendsandchallenges:theinfluenceoftheriseofnewmanufacturersandsupplychain.Underthisbackground,ChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronauticshosted10thAnnualCivilAircraftIndustryInternationalForum(CAIIF2019).CAIIFisaninternationalforumfocusingonglobalco-operationandadvancedtechnologyintheChineseaircraftmanufacturingindustryaswellastherelatedpolicythatmightbeadaptanduseduringtheseprocesses. CAIIFdelegateshaverepresentedtheirorganizationseachyearthroughthought-provokingpresentations,paneldiscussionsandboothexhibits;aswellasscoresofone-on-onebusinessmeetings,manyleadingtonewventureswithChinesepartners.Asthe10thannualindustrialevent,CAIIFwillbeheldinthecityXi’an,CHINAonSeptember26th-27th2019. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 29,2019
  • Magnetic MRO Expands CAMO Services

    MagneticMROhasgainedapprovalfromEASAforcontinuingairworthinessmanagementorganisation(CAMO)servicesfortheAirbusA330,Boeing777andEmbraer145aircraft. Theupdatedapprovalsgrowthecompany’sreachinthewidebodysegment,followingonfromitsacquisitionearlierthismonthofDutchMRODirectMaintenance,aspecialistinwidebodylinemaintenance.AspartofthebuyoutfromIreland-basedDirectAviationGroup,MagneticMROwilltakeonDirectMaintenance’sexistingservicesfor787andA380aircraft. DirectMaintenance’slinemaintenancecapabilitiescoverAirbusA340,A380andA350aircraft,aswellasBoeing747,777and787aircraft.Inaddition,italsocatersforEmbraer170and190aircraftandMD-11s.MagneticMROtookon11linelocationsintotal. AndreiPavlov,MagneticMRO’scontinuingairworthinessmanager,saystheexpansionoftheCAMOcapabilitycomplementsthecompany’srecentbusinessacquisition.“Thisstrategicalignmentcertainlycreatesagoodbase ofsynergyforMagneticMRO’sfuturebusinessachievementsinthewide-bodymarket,”hesays. HeaddsthattheCAMOapprovalwasextendedtoaidexistingrelationshipswithcustomers,whilepotentiallycreatefuturepartnershipswithnewones. MagneticMROfirstgainedPartMSubpartGcertificationfromEASAforCAMOservicesinApril2015havingsubcontractedsuchservicesformorethanadecade. Accordingtostatistics,theinvestmentofAsia-pacificairlinesinaviationmaterialinvento?ryis4to5timeshigherthanthatofEuropeanandAmericanairlines.Thereasonsaremainlyattributedtorelativelyhighsparepartsguaranteerequirements,moreinteriordecorationrenovationandrefit,inefficientcustomsclearance,lackofaviationmaterialsharingmechanism,geographicallocationfartherfromtheoriginalfactory,largepassen?geraircraftwithahigherproportionandotherfactors.Amongthem,theoriginalfactory(OEM)isthebiggestbeneficiaryintheaviationmaterialindustry.Inthefuture,OEMwillgainmorebenefitsintheaviationmaterialfieldbycontinuouslypenetratingtheafter-salesmarket.Third-partyserviceproviders(MRO)andairlinesarelookingformorewaystoavoidtheirinterestsbeingcompressed. Underthisbackground,the3rdAnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForumwillheldinthecityofTianjin onJune12th-13th,attractaviationauthorities&regulators,morethan30+airlines,10+MROs&OEMs,parts&componentssuppliers,LeasingCompanieswillparticipateinthisyear’sforum. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Apr 4,2019
  • Lufthansa Aviation Training Selects Spatial To Manufacture Boeing 777-9 Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer

    Spatialaproviderofcabincrewtrainingsimulators,hasbeenselectedbyLufthansaAviationTraining(LAT)tomanufactureaB777XCabinEmergencyEvacuationTrainer(CEET). DesignedandbuilttomeetLAT’sexacttrainingrequirementsandinternationalregulatorystandards,theB777X CEET willenablecabincrewtobecomprehensivelytrainedinallsafetyandemergencyprocedures(SEPs)forthisaircrafttypeincludingfireandsmoketraining,doorandexitoperation,securecockpitproceduresandemergencyequipmentusage. TheCEETwillbefittedwithacuttingedgeaudio-visualsystemprovidingforwardandcabinviewsaswellasvirtualslidedeploymentsattheoperationaldoorsencompassinganumberofpotentialemergencyscenariosandaircraftmalfunctions. Oncebuilt,theCEETwillbeshippedandinstalledat LAT’slargesttrainingfacilityinFrankfurt. Moreinnovatedsimulatorswererequiredbyairlines,onntheotherside,thesoaringdemandforcivilaviationandtheconsequentfleetexpansionspeedarefarhigherthanthegrowthrateofthenumberofdomesticcaptains, Underthebackground,the5thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019willbeholdonSeptember24th-25th,2019inSanya,China. Thesubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,ForeignPilotsImport,PADB,SOQA,GatewaySelectProgram,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 29,2019
  • Carriers To Offer Next Generation Wi-Fi Services This Year

    Thenext-generationin-flightWi-Fiservices,whichwillprovidesimilarinternetspeedsandconsistencyofhomeandofficenetworks,islikelytobeavailablelaterthisyearondomesticandinternationalflightsofChineseairlines. USaerospacecompanyHoneywellandBeijing-basedAirEsurfingInformationTechnologyCoLtd(ARE)signedacooperationagreementthisweekinBeijing,givingChinesecarriersaccesstohigh-speedin-flightWi-FiservicesthatrelyontheKaband.AREwillberesponsibleforsoftwaredevelopment,localdistributionanddiscussionswithairlines. Thenewserviceswillbe10to100timesfasterthanthecurrentavailablein-flightWi-FithatusestheKuband.AdaptedandcustomizedtotheChinamarket,thenewserviceswillprovidebroadbanddataconnectivityandsignificantlylowerthecosts. "Wehavebeenintouchwithmorethan40Chineseairlines,andallofthemareveryinterestedininstallingthenewin-flightWi-Fiservices.AirChinaishopefulofbecomingoneofthelargestcustomers,"saidGuoMan,presidentofARE. "Thechangefromthecurrentavailablein-flightWi-Fitothenewoneisliketheimprovementfrom2Gto4G.Thecostswillbeloweredaswell,andweareaimingtoprovideWi-Fiservicesthatareaffordableorevenfreetoeveryoneinthefuture,"hesaid. AviationofficialsfromChinaareyettoapprovetheuseofWi-FiservicesreliantonKaband.HoneywellandAREbelievethatoncethesolutioncomesout,theauthoritieswillsupporttheidea,tomeetthegrowingdemandfrompassengers. Currently,about300aircraftinChina,whichmakeupforlessthan10percentofthetotalfleet,areequippedwithWi-Fiservices.ThecurrentonethatreliesonKubandissusceptibletoinstabilityandlostconnectionsduringaflight,especiallywhentheairplaneisflyingoveroceans. "IambullishonthegrowthpotentialofsuchWi-FiservicesinChina.ItwillgiveChineseairlinesacompetitiveedgeinaglobalizedmarket,"saidStevenLien,Asia-PacificpresidentofHoneywellAerospace. "Chinaplaysasignificantroleinourglobalgrowth,andwearecommittedtoworkingwithlocalpartnerstohelpadvancethecountry'saviationindustry,"hesaid. TheinternethasbecomeanessentialpartoflifeinChina,andtheideaofin-flightWi-FiisimmenselypopularamongChinesepassengers.About90percentofthosesurveyedsaidtheavailabilityofin-flightWi-Fiwouldinfluencetheirchoiceofairlines,accordingtoanearlierreportofInmarsat,aLondon-basedproviderofglobalsatellitecommunicationservices. ConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2019(CAC, held at Shanghai JeurongHotel on April17th-18th) isaseriesofactivitiesinthesameperiodoftheCAIF,whichisatopmanagement-gatheringplatformthatofficiallyhostedby CivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA.Supportedby ChinaEasternAirlinesCo.,Ltd.,COMACShanghaiAircraftDesign andResearchInstituteandTaikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCo.,Ltd.OrganizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.andGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Withthethemeof“ThePowerofData,ThePowerofConnected”,CAC2019willbeheldtoimprovepassengerexperience,improveairlineandpassengersafety,growancillaryrevenuesandimproveoperationalefficiency.Morethan30+airlinesandaround180professionalattendeesareexpectedtoparticipateinthisyear’scongress. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 29,2019
  • The 4th Commercial Aero Engine Shanghai International Forum Was Successfully Held in Shanghai

    Duringtheperiodof"the13thFive-YearPlan",ourcountrytoorganizetheimplementationofmajorscienceandtechnologyprojectsasthegripper,continuetopromotethedevelopmentofhigh-endequipmentmanufacturingindustry,fullswingandimplementationoftheaero engineandgasturbinemajorprojects,promotethedevelopmentoflargeaircraftengine,advancedhelicopterengine,heavydutygasturbine andotherproducts,andinitiallyestablishthebasicresearch,technologyandproductdevelopmentofindependentinnovationofaero-enginesandgasturbines.    SHIJianzhong ChairmanofShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics   The4thCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForumwassolemnlyheldinShanghaiHongqiaoLinkongEconomicDemonstrationZonefromMarch20thto21st.IthostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,Co-organizedbyAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.,SupportedbyChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAstronautics,ShanghaiHongqiaoLinkongEconomicDemonstrationZone,CommercialAircraftCorporationofChina,Ltd.,ChinaEasternAirlines,AircraftStrengthResearchInstituteofChina,ChinaBaowuSteelGroupCorporationLimited,andorganizedbyGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd.     SUNYin,ViceDirector ShanghaiHongqiaoLinkongEconomicZoneOfficeofChangningDistrict   Attheinvitationoftheorganizingcommittee,JINHongming,Secretary-GeneralofShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,presidedovertheopeningceremony,SHIJianzhong,ChairmanofShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,deliveredtheopeningspeech,andSunYin,VicedirectorofShanghaiHongqiaoLinkongEconomicZoneOfficeofChangningDistrict,deliveredthewelcomespeech.   Innovation-driven,PromotingIndustrialDevelopment   Astheheartofaircraft,aero-engineisknownasthe"flowerofindustry",whichdirectlyaffectstheperformance,reliabilityandeconomyofaircraft,andreflectsthestrengthofacountry'sscience,technology,industryandnationaldefense.Comparedwithdevelopedcountries,Chinaisstillintheinitialstage,thedevelopmentsystemisnotyetmature,theenginemanufacturingbackwardseriouslyrestricts allkindsofnewmachineryand equipment.Therefore,howtopromotethedevelopmentofaviationindustryandimprovethelevelofaero-enginedevelopmenthasbecomeoneoftheurgentproblemstobesolvedinChina.   JIN Wei,HeadofAviationIndustry attheEquipmentIndustryDevelopmentCenteroftheMinistryofIndustryandinformationTechnology,pointedoutthatimprovingenginetechnologymainlyfocusesontwoaspects:innovationandcooperation. Innovation shouldstartfromthreeaspects:marketability,technologicalabilityandintegrationability. Itmustfocusonsafetyfirst,marketdemandasthetraction,innovationthroughtechnicalcooperation.Engineopeningandcooperationisthemaintrendinthefuture,andalsothemainstreamtrendintheworld.Throughopensharingandcooperation,wecannotonlybettercopewiththechallengesfacedbytheaviationindustry,butalsopromotetheprogressofthewholeindustry. Atpresent,Chinacontinuestoexpanditsopeningupintheaviationfieldandoptimizeitscooperationenvironment.Chinawillpromotethecontinuousdevelopmentoftheaviationindustrythroughmulti-channelopencooperationmode.                                                                    JINWei HeadofAviationIndustry attheEquipmentIndustryDevelopmentCenter MinistryofIndustryandinformationTechnology   NextGenerationEngine-CR929PowerIntegrationSelection   AccordingtothelatestglobalmarketforecastissuedbyAirbus,theannualgrowthrateofglobalairpassengertrafficis4.5%inthenext20years(2016-2035).Morethan33,000aircraftofclass100andabove(including32,425airliners and645cargoaircraft thatcancarry morethan10tons)needtobeadded,withatotalvalueofabout$520million.By2035,theglobalfleetofpassengerandcargoaircraftwilldoublefrom19500todaytoabout40,000.   ThisforumhasarousedheateddiscussiononthetopicofChina-Russianlong-distancewide-bodypassengeraircraft.LiGeping,DeputyChiefDesignerofCR929Wide-bodyAircraftfromCOMACShanghaiAircraftDesignandResearchInstitute,focusesontheintegrationofengineandpowerdeviceoflong-rangewide-bodyaircraftunderthethemeof"PowerIntegrationConsiderationsforAdvancedLong-rangeCommercialAircraft".Fromthepointofviewofcustomerdemand, putforwardthechallengesfacedbycommercialaircraftresearchanddevelopment, andfromtwoaspectsofmanagementandtechnologygivesthecorrespondingcopingstrategies.    LIGeping DeputyChiefDesignerofCR929Wide-bodyAircraft COMACShanghaiAircraftDesignerandResearchInstitute   Aimingatthedevelopmentofinnovation-drivenaero-engine,YANG Yi, generalmanagerassistant ofAECCCommercialAircraftengineco.,LTD.,saidthattheYangtzeriver1000A,adomesticenginesupportingCR929,isacceleratingthecoreenginetestandthewholemachinetestoftheverifier.Inaddition,thedomesticmodeloftheYangtzeRiver2000Awide-bodyengineequippedwithCR929isalsocarryingoutcorrespondingdesignschemesandtechnicalresearch,includingtheimprovementofcapacity. Atthesametime,he saiditwouldcustomizetheengineequippedwiththeARJ21changjiang500tobetterserveCOMAC andmeettheneedsoftheChinesemarket.     YANGYi,GeneralManager Assistant AECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,LTD   TechnicalAnalysisAndRequirementsOfEngineCabinDesign   Aero-enginenacellesarethecoreequipmentoftheengine,involvingaircraftperformance,operationalsafety,systemreliability,weight,costandenvironmentallyrelevantkeyaerospacetechnologies.DavidRiordan,EngineeringFellow,NacelleDesign&PowerplantIntegration atBombardierAerostructuresandEngineeringServices,mentionedthatthenacellesystemprovidesaveryimportantfunctionforthepropulsionsystemoftheaircraft,removestheairsupplyandexhaustoftheengine,anditsshapealsoensuressmoothairflow.Intheprocess,noisereductionandventilationareprovided,sothestructureofthenacelleismoredemandedinthefaceofinclementweather.Inthisregard,Davidbelievesthatthethreekeyareasofinnovationthataffecttheengineanditsnacelleinthepropulsionsystemare:continuedoptimizationofthegasturbineengineanditsnacelle;increasedintegrationbetweenthefuselageandthepowerplant;andelectrification.Optimizedturbofanenginesandtheirnacellesarelikelytobethepreferredconfigurationforrecentcommercialaircraftprojects,whilethenacellesystemusesmoreelectricaltechnologytoachievea“greenerdesign”goal.     DavidRiordan,EngineeringFellow,NacelleDesign&PowerplantIntegration BombardierAerostructuresandEngineeringServices   ChallengesAnd The FutureOfEngineMaterial   Theadditivemanufacturingtechnologiescommonlyusedintheaeroengineindustryaremainlydividedintotwocategories.Thefirstoneismetaladditionandnon-metaladdition.Amongthem,metaladditiontechnologyisthemostwidelyused.Themostpopulartechnologyislaserselectivemelting.Theotheroneislasermeltdeposition.HOU Huipeng,the3DprintingprojectteamofAECCShanghaiCommercialAircraft EngineManufacturingCo.,Ltd.,introducedtheachievements ofCAEMinmanufacturinginrecentyears,anditsmetaladditivetechnologyhasagreatadvantageintheapplicationofaero-engine.Theprocessisshort,flexible,canmeettheneedsofparts,shortenthedevelopmentcycle;andsignificantlyimprovethedesignfreedom,toachievelow-costrepairofhighvalue-addedparts.     HOU Huipeng,3DPrintingProjectTeam AVICShanghaiCommercialAircraft EngineManufacturingCo.,Ltd.   LI Jiarong,deputychiefengineer,research fellow ofAECC Beijing Institute of AeronauticalMaterials,described themostimportantkeymateriallistofaero enginehotendcomponentsfromthreeaspects:singlecrystalsuperalloytraceandimpurityelements,smallanglegrainboundaryandfatiguebehavior.Severalimportantissuesinthedevelopmentofcrystallinesuperalloys.InChina,thehigh-puritycontroltechnologyofmulti-cyclestep-by-stephigh-temperaturerefininghigh-temperaturealloywasinvented.Thesmall-anglegrainboundaryofsingle-crystalsuperalloywasstudiedfrommulti-scale.Theinfluenceofsmall-anglegrainboundaryonthepropertiesofthealloywasobtained,andthesmall-anglegrainboundarywasimproved.Atthecontrollevel,thefatiguecrackinitiationandfracturemechanismofsinglecrystalsuperalloyswerealsostudied,andthemechanismoftheactionofcarbidesinthesecond-generationsinglecrystalfatiguetrainingwasrevealed.ThefatigueperformanceofDD6alloyishigherthanthatofthesecondgenerationsinglecrystals PLA1484inEuropeandAmerica.     LI Jiarong,DeputyChiefEngineer AECC Beijing Institute Of AeronauticalMaterials   Theforumattracted atotalof250guestsfromdomesticandforeigngovernmentagencies,industryorganizations,OEMs,aeroenginedevelopmentunits,aviationenginepartssuppliers,relateduniversitiesandenterprises.Focusingonthedevelopmentneedsoftheglobalcommercialaeroengineindustry,thefocusisonindustrypolicy,globalcooperationincommercialaero enginemarketandlocalizationinChina,advancedpowersystemintegrationofcivilaircraft,intelligentmanufacturingtechnology,additivemanufacturingtechnology,andsimulationtechnology,advancedtestandtesttechnology,advanced aero enginematerialsresearchanddevelopmentissues.   Duringtheforum,guestsspokefreelyand exploredtheinnovativedevelopmentpathofthecommercialaviationengineindustry,andjointlyplannedtocreatevalueandmutualbenefitandwin-winstrategy.Throughtheplatformofthecommercial aero engineShanghaiInternationalForum,itcreatedagoodenvironmentfor technicalexchange,cooperativeinnovationandcollaborativedevelopment.   Throughkeynotespeech,paneldiscussions,exhibitions,businessmeetingsandmediainterviews, theforumdiscussed issuesrelatedtothedevelopmentofChina'scommercialaviationenginesaroundindustrypolicydynamics,enginedevelopmenttrends,advancedprocessingtechnologiesandtechnologies. Looking forwardtohavemoreindustryexpertsandleaderstoparticipateintheforumnextyear.

    Mar 26,2019
  • Duncan Aviation Expands its Nebraska Aircraft Battery Shop

    12th March,2019:DuncanAviationexpandsitsaircraftbatteryshopspacetoalmost1,400-square-feetatitsLincoln,Nebraska,location.Theexpansionhasbeenbeneficialforthecompanyastheyhaveaddedanewbatterycooler,receivedalotofbenchspaceandnewadvancedtestsetswhichincludes2400wprogrammableDCelectronicloadbanks,lead-acidanalyzers,andmainNiCadchargeranalyzers.   Theaddedspacehasledtoincreaseinproductivitywithstreamlinedproductionprocessesandimprovedsafetybyreducingtheriskofinjurytoteammembersordamagetobatteriesandequipment.   Thisequipmentconsistsofeverytestset,batterycharger,andcapacitygaugeavailabletocarryoutcapacitychecks,testing,andmaintenanceforeveryaircraftbatteryinserviceonbusinessaircraftinusetoday.   Eachweektheshopseesabout85to100batteriesandonanaverage75percentofbatteriesarechecked,charged,andreturnedtocustomerswithinfivedays.Nearly45percentofthebatteriesthattheshopreceivesisfrominternationalcustomersincludingaircraftoperators,industrypartners,OEMs,competitors,andinternationalmilitary.   BrianTeeters,TeamLeadersaid,“WhentheLincolnfacilityaddedtwonewmaintenancehangarsin2014,thebatteryshopsawanincreaseinbusinessfromaircrafton-siteformaintenance.”   ThecompanyhascontinuedtogrowwiththeadditionofthenewDuncanAviationmaintenancehangarinProvo,Utah. Thebatteryshopwhichisof251-square-foothasdedicatedroomsforbothleadacidandNiCadbatteryservices.   Accordingtostatistics,theinvestmentofAsia-pacificairlinesinaviationmaterialinventoryis4to5timeshigherthanthatofEuropeanandAmericanairlines.Thereasonsaremainlyattributedtorelativelyhighsparepartsguaranteerequirements,moreinteriordecorationrenovationandrefit,inefficientcustomsclearance,lackofaviationmaterialsharingmechanism,geographicallocationfartherfromtheoriginalfactory,largepassengeraircraftwithahigherproportionandotherfactors.Amongthem,theoriginalfactory(OEM)isthebiggestbeneficiaryintheaviationmaterialindustry.Inthefuture,OEMwillgainmorebenefitsintheaviationmaterialfieldbycontinuouslypenetratingtheafter-salesmarket.Third-partyserviceproviders(MRO)andairlinesarelookingformorewaystoavoidtheirinterestsbeingcompressed.   Underthisbackground,the 3rd AnnualCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologyInternationalForum (CAOSTIF2019) willbeheldinthecityofTianjin onJune12th-13th,2019.Thisyear’sforumwillattractedover150delegatesfromgovernment,organizations,institutes,universitiesandindustrialenterprises.CAOSTIF2019hostedaround20domesticandinternationalspeakerswhodeliveredkeynotespeechesandjoinedthelivelypaneldiscussion.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 15,2019
  • CHC Helicopter’s H175 Becomes First Helicopter To Be Equipped With Digital Logcards

    7th March,2019:CHCHelicopter,ahelicopterservicescompanyhasreceivedthefirstH175helicopterwithdigitallogcards.AirbusHelicoptersisthefirsthelicoptermanufacturingcompanyonthemarkettotransformpaper-basedlogcardsintoeasy-to-usedigitaldata.   TheH175sarecurrentlyoperatedbyCHCintheNorthSea:oneinNorwich,EnglandandthreeinAberdeen,Scotland.   Withtheall-newdigitallogcard,functionssuchasabilitytoattachdocuments,archive,search,andimmediatelytransferaselectionoflogcardsareeasilypossible.Infuture,applicationssuchastheabilitytosynchronisedatabetweenthedigitallogcardsystemandcustomers’MaintenanceInformationSystems(MIS),ortobuildnewanalyticsaroundthecollecteddatawillbeadded.   “Alogcardisadocumentthattrackstheentirehistoryofcriticalhelicopterparts,frommanufactureallalongtheirin-servicelives.Therearearound2.5millionlogcardsalreadyincirculationthroughouttheworldtoday,withsome80,000newonesbeingproducedeachyear,”saidMatthieuLouvot,ExecutiveVicePresidentofCustomerSupport&ServicesatAirbusHelicopters.“Ournewdigitalversionstoresthecontentinasecuredcloudwhilepreservingtheexistingtemplate,usingthesameprocessandstakeholderrolesandresponsibilitiesasthepaperversion,meaningnoadditionalworkload.”   “Thedigitallogcardsallowustotakebettercareofourselvesandourcustomers,”saidSeanToth,DirectorofGlobalMaintenanceandEngineeringatCHCHelicopter,whichtookdeliveryofitsfourthH175inJanuaryandwillconvertitspaperlogcardstotheelectronicformatinApril.“Thankstothemwecanbetterensureoverallcompliance,whileourstaffimprovesproductivityasourlogcardsareupdatedinrealtime.”   ThedigitallogcardisaresultofacollaborativeeffortinvolvingAirbuscustomersandrepaircentres,whowereconsultedduringdevelopmentandactedasearlyadopters,participatinginayear-longpilotphase.   “Thefeedbackwereceivedfromourpilotusersindicatesthatdigitallogcardsmeetsourobjectivesofdeliveringbetterdataquality,smootherprocesses,timesavings,reliabilityanddataconfidentiality,”saidStephanieBonnefoy-Fourie,wholeadsAirbusHelicopters’ConnectedServicesbusiness.   AllAirbuscustomerstakingdeliveryofanewcivilhelicopterfromApril2019canopttoreceivedigitallogcardsatnoadditionalcost.Also,customerswithexistingpaperlogcardscanconverttheirstothedigitalformat.   OnJune26th -27th,withCAACEastChinaReginalAdministration’ssupport,wewillholdCivilHelicopterIndustryInternationalForum onShanghai,whichwillcoverthewholeindustrychainofcivilhelicopterincludingManufacturing,Operations,MRO,Leasingandsoon.WewillinviteCHCHelicoptertosharetheirinsightabout‘Referenceofhelicoptersafetyoperationmode’ atCHIIF2019.It’sagreatchancetolearnadcancedexperienceaboutHelicopterOperations.   Formoredetails,pleaseclick REGISTER formoredetailedinformationoftheevent.

    Mar 15,2019
  • Astronautics Nearing Finish Line For RoadRunner STC

    Milwaukee,Wisconsin-basedAstronauticsisnearingsupplementaltypecertificate(STC)approvalandhasbegunpre-productionshipmentsofitsRoadRunnerdrop-inreplacementelectronicflightinstrument(EFI).TheRoadrunnerEFIlineispartofabusyproductdevelopmenteffortunderwayatAstronauticsasitmovestoexpandproductiontothreedisplayfamiliesthisspringandpreparesforthelaunchofitsnext-generationsuite. Anticipatingtechnicalstandardordershortly,recentlycompletedqualitytestingontheRoadRunnerEFIandistestinginitiallyforanSTCaboardtheLeonardoA109lighttwin.STCflighttrials,totakeplaceinMinneapolis,areanticipatedinupcomingweeks.Thetestingwillvalidaterequiredcapabilitiesforallphasesofflight,includingLPVapproaches,aswellasthedisplayofotherfunctionssuchasGPSmappingandradar,thecompanysaid. Designedtoreduceoperatingandmaintenancecosts,theRoadRunnerismadetoreplacefive-inchADIandHSIelectromechanicalunits.TheunitisembeddedwithincreasedsafetyfunctionalitythatisfoundonmodernEFIS,includingHTAWSandsyntheticvision.Thiscomeswitha“reallybigweightsavings,”saidAstronauticspresidentChadCundiff,estimatingthatitcouldamountto15poundsperflightdeck. OneofthekeyaspectsfortheRoadRunneristhatitwasdesignedforeaseofinstallation.Itcomeswithanwiringadapterharnessandfitsintoexistingslotsforelectromechanicalunits.“Youarenotcuttingpanelsorrunningwiresallovertheaircraft,”Cundiffsaid,addingthattheinstallationcouldtakeplaceinadayortwo. AstronauticswillowntheinitialSTContheA109,butalreadyhasbegunpre-productionshippingtocustomersand/orinstallationcentersfordevelopmentofSTCsonotheraircraft,hesaid. Thecompanyhaslinedupaworldwidenetworkof16dealers,someofwhichwillbeworkingonSTCs.HebelievestheinitialSTCswillinvolveaircraftsuchastheBell212,412,and214,aswellastheUH-60LFirehawk.UnitedRotorcraftselectedtheAFI4700RoadRunnerEFIfortwoofitsFirehawksoperatedbytheVenturaCountyFireDepartment. ThisyearwehaveconfirmedthatSUREASE,theleadingavionicstestingequipmentsuppliers,willattend8thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForum(heldinconjunctionwithAirborneSoftware&AirborneElectronicHardwareSub-Forum)whichwillbeheldinShanghaiJeurongHotelonApril16th-17th.ToclickformoredetailsaboutCAIF2019orcontactmarketing@galleon.cctogetthelatestCAIF2019Agenda. AboutSUREASE SUREASEisahigh-techenterpriseregisteredinShanghaiin2010.Thecompanyconsistsoffourdivisions,namelyembeddedsystem,industrialinformationtechnology,consultantserviceandsimulation&testtechnology.ItfocusesonR&D,providetotalsolutiononITandcustomizedservices.Ourcoreproductsandservicesincludedatastorageembeddedmodules,industrialschedulingsystemandsimulatedtestdevices.SUREASEsparesnoeffortstokeepandimprovetechnologyinnovationcapabilitybyestablishingsustainabledevelopmentmechanismforR&Dorganizationconstruction,R&DteambuildingandR&Dinvestment,whichservesthestrongguaranteeforthecontinuousenhancementoftechnologyinnovationcapability.SURASEaimstobecominganindustryleadingenterpriseinthreetofiveyearsbyinstantlyimprovingcompanycorecompetencewiththedevelopmentstrategyoftechnologycreationandinnovationgoingfirst,andtheproductsdevelopmentstrategyofuniversalproductscoupledwithcustomizationservices.

    Mar 15,2019
  • Airlines Call For Faster Training Of Controllers To Ease Delays

    EuropeanairlinechiefsonWednesdaycalledforashake-upofairtrafficcontrol,includinggreatercompetitionandfastertraining,toeasebottlenecksthatledtorisingdelaysin2018. RyanairChiefExecutiveMichaelO'Learyhitoutatwhathecalledthe"scam"ofhighchargesfortheuseofairspacedespitestrikesandstaffshortagesandcalledforthetrainingtimefornewcontrollerstofallto6monthsfrom2-3years. "Wecantrainsomeonetoflyanairplanein6months-nottobeacaptain,buttoflytheplane.Airtrafficcontrolisafundamentallysimpleprocess.Itisnotcomplicated,"hetoldReutersafterchairinganindustryreportonairtrafficdelays. Unionsimmediatelyrejectedthesuggestion. "Forthepublic,wecouldcompareourworkwithwhatisdonebysurgeons.Obviously,noonewouldaccepttohavesurgerywithastudentwhoonlyhasa6-monthtraining,"saidJean-DenisLarrere,FirstVicePresidentofATCEUC,whichcoordinatestheworkofEuropeanairtrafficcontrolunions. Airtrafficcontrol(ATC)strikesandstaffshortagescosttheEUeconomy17.6billioneuros($19.9billion)in2018intheworstyearofdelaysforairpassengersinnearlyadecade,industryassociationAirlinesforEurope(A4E)said. The"disgraceful"delaysarecausedbyacombinationofstrikes,poormanagementanddelaysinimplementingnewEuropeanUnion-wideregulations,IAGChiefExecutiveWillieWalshsaid. ThenumberofEUpassengershitbyATCdelaysrose26percentonthepreviousyearto334million,A4Esaid. Airlineswantasystemofcompensationthatwouldallowthemtorecouplossesfromairtrafficcontrolagencies. Theysaythetimeneededtotrainnewcontrollersisexacerbatedbythefactthattheyworkondifferentsystemsandcan'teasilybedeployedfromonecountrytoanother. Theyalsoclaimcurrentrulesgiveairtrafficagenciesanincentivetounderestimatemarketdemandinordertoobtainhigherchargesperflight,eventhoughthisalsoleadstotherecruitmentoffewercontrollersthanneeded-andmoredelays. "Weneedtoexposethiskindofprotectionism,whichiswhatitis,"O'LearytoldReuters. ButCANSO,aninternationalbodyrepresentingnationalairtrafficcontrolproviders,saiddelayshavemanycausesfromtechnicalproblemstoairportcongestionandbadweather. "CANSOanditsmemberswillcontinuetofocusonreducingthosedelayswhicharegenuinelyaddressablebyairtrafficmanagement,"aspokesmansaid. Europeanagencieshaveinvestedover6billioneurossince2011innewinfrastructure,headded. Tyingtheissuetoindustrypledgesonsustainability,A4EsaidoperationalissuessuchasATCstrikeshadledto1milliontonnesofavoidableCO2emissionssince2014. Underthebackground, the5th AnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019 willbeholdonSeptember25th-26th,2019 in Sanya,China Thesubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,ForeignPilotsImport,PADB,SOQA,GatewaySelectProgram,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Mar 15,2019
  • AirSky Partnership Offers Air-To-Ground Network Development

    AvionicsmanufacturerAvidyneandAirspan,acellulartelephonenetworkLTEsmallcelland4Gbasestationmanufacturer,haveformedapartnershipcalledAirSkytodevelop regionalair-to-groundtelecommunicationsnetworks.Underthepartnership,AvidynewouldmanufactureairborneequipmentwhileAirspanwouldbuildthebasestations. Therearecurrentlythreemajorair-to-ground(ATG)airborneconnectivitynetworksoperatingorindevelopment.TheGogoATGnetworkisthelongest-serving,sincetheearly2000s,andcoversthecontinentalU.S.,centralCanadaandotherareasinCanada,andportionsofAlaska.SmartSkyanticipatesswitchingonitsATGnetworkservingmuchofthecontinentalU.S.thisyear.AndinEurope,InmarsatandDeutscheTelekomhavepartneredtodeveloptheEuropeanAviationNetwork,ahigh-speedcombinedATGandsatcomairborneconnectivitysystem. ThisleavesotherregionsintheworldwithoutanyATGnetworkopportunitiesandreliantonlyonsatcom,andthat’sthevoidthatAirSkywantstofill. TheideaistoofferregionsinterestedinATGastandardizedsystemthatisrelativelyeasytobuildout.Thewaythisisdonenowistobuildacustomizedsystemeachtime,startingfromscratch,accordingtoAvidyneCEODanSchwinn.“Thereisnostandard,andnotverymanycompanieshavedoneit.”TheproposedAirSkyA2GnetworkwouldrunonAirspan'sAirSkygroundinfrastructureandservicesanduseAvidyne'sSkyLNXairbornehardware. AirSkyhasthusfarbuiltademonstrationnetworkwithtwogroundstationsinFloridaanddonesomein-flighttesting.Networkspeedsweredemonstratedatupto50Mbpsdownlink,butthebigadvantageofATGoversatcomislowerlatency(signaldelay)becausetheairborneequipmentismuchclosertotheground-basedstationscomparedtosatcomsystems. TheadvantageforthesystemsthatAirSkyisofferingisthatmostcountrieshaveexistingcellulartelephonenetworks,andaddingantennastoairborneATGisrelativelysimple.Forareaswhereairbornetelecomtrafficishigher,headded,“Youcandensify[thenetwork]whereyouneedto.” On-airconnectivity isdefinitelyavitalpartoftherisingtrendinthecommercialaviationindustry.ConsideringthehugedemandofChineseaviationmarket,onApril17th-18th,2019, TheConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2019bringstogether bothChineseandoverseasmainairlinesandcompaniesfromallacrosstheaerospaceandavionicsindustriestoassessmarketlessons,potentialdemandandbestpracticesinglobalconnectedsolutionsforthepassenger,airlineefficiencyandcutting-edgeservices.Throughtheexclusiveinformationaand communication,theCongresswillofferaperfectopportunitytohelpthecompanieslocateattherightpicture andpromoteabettercooperationamongthedifferentfieldsoftheaviationindustry. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Mar 15,2019
  • Farnborough International Airshow Visit Galleon

    OnMarch12,2019.FarnboroughInternationalAirshow AsiaPacificPresident,AmandaStainer, andChiefRepresentativeAsiaPacific, JennyDu, visitGalleon.OnbehalfofChineseSocietyofAeronauticsandAestronautics(CSAA),Galleondiscussdetailsabouttheparticipationofthe2020FarnboroughInternationalAirshow.   In2020,manyChineseindustrialcompanieswillattendFarnboroughInternationalAirshow togetherwithCSAA.LookingforwardtomeetwithnewfriendsinAirshow.  

    Mar 12,2019
  • The Second Preparatory Work Meeting of 8th Civil Avionics International Forum Was Held in Shanghai

    OnMarch5th,2019,thesecondpreparatoryworkmeetingof8thCivilAvionicsInternationalForumwasheldinShanghai.   YANG Liang,Directorofthe ComprehensiveManagement Department oftheChineseSocietyofAeronautics andAstronautics attendedthemeetingonbehalfoftheForum organizers.Representativesof theforumOrganizingCommitteearefromChinaCommercialAircraftShanghaiAircraftDesignandResearchInstitute,AVICXACCommercialAircraftCo.,Ltd.,AVICZhuhaiGeneralAviationR&DandManufacturingBase,ChinaHelicopterDesignInstitute,AviationIndustryXi'anInstituteofAeronauticalComputingTechnology,AviationIndustryXi'anFlightAutomaticControlResearchInstitute, ChinaElectronicTechnologyCorporationAvionics,AVIC LEIHUA ElectronicTechnologyResearchInstitute,AVIC Suzhou ChangfengAvionicsCo.,Ltd., AVIC ShaanxiBaochengAviationInstrumentCo.,Ltd.,AVIC Hefei Hangtai ElectrophysicsCo.,Ltd.,ShanghaiAviationElectricCo.,Ltd.,ChinaEasternAirlinesCo.,Ltd.,EasternAirlinesTechnologyCorporation,ShanghaiJiaotongUniversity,HoneywellAerospace,US L3Technologies,AVICRadioElectronicsInstituteandGalleon Shanghai ConsultingCo.,Ltd..Thereare atotalof34people attendingthemeeting.   Sinceitsinceptionin2012,theCivilAvionicsInternationalForumhasattractedmorethan3,000participants.Civilaircraftavionicssystemsreached astageofrapiddevelopmentundertherequirementsofhighsecurity,lowcostandintelligence.   Inordertoexplorethegreaterbusinessopportunitiesinthecivilaviationelectronicsindustry,the8th CivilAvionicsInternationalForumwillbeheldinShanghaifromApril16th to17th,2019,andthe"AirborneSoftwareandElectronicHardwareSub-forum"willbeheldconcurrently.Itwillbelaunched reports,paneldiscussions,exhibitions,one-to-onebusinessmeetings andmediainterviews.Whetheryouarean OEM,systemassembly,subsystem,equipment,electroniccomponentsorasupplierofonboardelectronicsoftwareor onboardelectronichardware,youwillgainvaluableindustryinformationbyparticipatingintheforum,whichwill helpyouandyourteamtodevelopstrategicsolutionsand creategreaterbusinessvalueforyou.     Formoreinformation,pleasecontact: MarketingDept.:SaraLIU T:+86(0)2151559030 Email:marketing@galleon.cc Website:http://www.galleon.cc/CAIF2019/index.html

    Mar 6,2019
  • Embedded World 2019: CoreAVI Unveils New AMD E9171 Vulkan Platform

    CoreAVI’sVkCoreSCdriveriscertifiabletoRTCADO-178C/EUROCAEED-12CuptoDesignAssuranceLevel(DAL)Aandiscapableofeliminatingtheneedforseparatecomputeandgraphicsapplicationprogrammableinterfaces(APIs). DuringarecentinterviewwithAvionicsInternational,DanielHerring,seniorsoftwareengineeratCoreAVI,describedhowheandateamofengineersdevelopedthenewestVulkandriverforAMDE9171.AccordingtoHerring,thecompanyseestheuseoftheVulkandriverasahugestepforwardfortheindustryasitenablestheuseofshaderprogramstorunwithingraphicsprocessingunits. VulkanisseenassuchagamechangerbytheembeddedsafetycriticalworldthatKhronosGroupannouncedthecreationoftheirnewVulkanSafetyCriticalWorkingGrouponthefirstdayofEmbeddedWorld2019.Khronos,anopenconsortiumofembeddedhardwareandsoftwarecompanies,alsocreatedtheOpenGLSCspecification.ThenewworkinggroupwillworktocreateopenstandardsbasedontheVulkanAPIspecification. Vulkan’sdriverarchitectureismorestreamlinedthanOpenGLandwilloffermorecontroloverdevicescheduling,synchronizationandresourcemanagementforavionicssystemsintegrators,accordingtoNeilTrevett,presidentofKhronos. ItalsoenablestheuseofbigsingleinstructionmultipledataenginesandtheintegrationofcomputingandcalculationsintoGPUs. “CombiningtheflexibilityofVkCoreSCwithAMD’shigh-performanceRadeonE9171andourGPM0001DO-254graphicsprocessingmoduleIPallowsthenextgenerationofapplicationstoexperiencestate-of-the-artgraphicsandcomputecapabilitieslikeneverbefore,”DamianFozard,CoreAVICEOsaidofthenewsafetycriticalgraphicsandcomputingplatform. ThecompanywantstouseEmbeddedWorld2019todemonstratetheabilityofitsE9171GPU-basedDO-254safetycertifiable3UVPXgraphicsmoduletoreducedevelopmentandcertificationcyclesrequiredfornewsafetycriticalavionicssystems. AmeyDeosthali,seniorproductmanagerforembeddedsolutionsatAMD,describedthenewsolutionasthe“industry’sfirstsafetycertifiableVulkandriver,ontheAMDEmbeddedRadeonE9171GPU-basedmodule.” InordertomakeindustryexpertsathomeandabroadmoreawareoftheactivitiesandroadmapoftheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina, aswellas helpthembettercarryoutChina'savionicsbusiness, weareverywelcomeCAIYong,theSeniorEngineer,DeputyDirector,E&EDivisionofShanghaiAircraftAirworthinessCertificationCenterofCAAC tosharehisinsightsaboutDO178B/C&DO254atAirborneSoftware&AirborneElectronicHardwareForum(SeriesofCAIFactivities). Theforum willbeheldinShanghai JeurongHotel onApril16th-17th ,toclick formoredetailsaboutCAIF2019orcontactmarketing@galleon.cc togetthelatestinformation.

    Feb 28,2019
  • GE Aviation Signs New Digital Network Operations Agreements

    GEAviationhassigneddigitalNetworkOperationsagreementswithAirAsiaandadditionalundisclosedairlines.ImplementationofNetworkOperationswilltakeplacethisyearfortheairlines. “NetworkOperationsdeliverspowerfulsoftwareapplicationsthatcollectandanalyzedatastreamsinrealtimeacrossmultiplesystems,”saidJohnMansfield,chiefdigitalofficerforGEAviation.“Thishelpsairlinesrecoverfromdisruptionsfasterandmoreefficientlythaneverandenablesthemtorecoupsubstantialcostsintheprocess.” AirAsiahassignedafive-yearcontractforNetworkOperationsInsightstoprovideasingleviewofdisruptionimpactsonAirAsia’sentiremulti-hubnetworkwhichcarriescloseto90millionpassengersperyear.ThisincludesaDataScienceprojecttohelpanalyzetheflightscheduleandgiveinsightsintothedelaycauseofdisruption.ThisopportunityfurtheremphasizesAirAsia’scontinuedtrustinourproductsandservices. Withtherapiddevelopmentofaviationindustry,moreandmorecorporationsstarttocooperateandbuildastrongandsolidnetworktoprovidetheaviationwithabetterfuture.EspeciallyinChina,consideringthehugeamountofmarket, on April17th-18th ,2019, The ConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2019 bringstogether bothChineseandoverseasmainairlinesandcompaniesfromallacrosstheaerospaceandavionicsindustriestoassessmarketlessons,potentialdemandandbestpracticesinglobalconnectedsolutionsforthepassenger,airlineefficiencyandcutting-edgeservices.AndmostimportantlytheCongresswillofferaperfectopportunitytohelpthecompanieslocateattherightpicture,buildapleasantcooperationandboostthedevelopmentofaviationindustry.   Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Feb 27,2019
  • More C919 Prototypes Ready For Test Flight

    C919aircraftmanufacturerCommercialAircraftCorporationofChina(COMAC)saidthatafurtherthreeprototypesoftheaircraftwillhavetheirdebutflightsthisyear,andpreparationsformassproductionofthenation'sfirsthomegrownnarrow-bodypassengerplanewillalsobeaccelerated. AccordingtoCOMAC,threeC919aircraftareundergoingtestingattheC919assemblyworkshopinShanghai'sPudongNewArea--thesecond,thirdandthefourthprototypesoftheC919,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedonWednesday. The102prototypetestaircraftcompleteditsfirstflightinDecember2017.IthasrecentlyreturnedtoShanghaifromDongyinginShandongprovince,andonFridaystartedtwotothreemonthsofmodificationforafuturetestflight. The103,whichhaditsmaidenflightonDec28,andisundergoingflighttestmodificationforthemoment,willflytoYanliangnearXi'aninShaanxiprovince,wheretheChineseFlightTestEstablishmentislocated,forfurtherflighttests. "The104aircrafthasenteredthefinalassemblystage.Thejetisabouttomakeitsfirstflightafterrollingoffthefinalassemblyline,"saidMengJianxin,deputydirectoroftheC919divisionunderShanghaiAircraftManufacturingCoLtd,COMAC. AccordingtoMeng,the105jetisintheprocessofpartfabrication,andmajorpartsofthe106modelarebeingmanufacturedinaccordancewiththeplan. "Allofthemwillhaveflighttestsbytheendofthisyear,"saidMeng. Withtheparticipationofanotherthreenewprototypes,atotalofsixC919aircraft,includingthe101,willbeassigneddifferenttaskstotesttheC919'sflightperformance. "Theyear2019iskeyfortheC919,anditishopedthatwecanfurtheroptimizetheflighttasks,enhanceflighttestefficiency,andcompleteallthetaskssafely,"saidLaiPeijun,aflighttestengineerwithCOMAC. Theaircraft'sfirstflightonlymarkthebeginningoftheirjourney,andeveryflightmadewillprovidetechnicalsupportforamoresteadyflightthenexttime. "Therearequiteafewtestflightsubjectsthatneedtobeaccomplishedbeforeacommercialaircraftmodelacquiresairworthinesscertification,anditisnecessarytosplitthetasksamongfiveorsixaircraft,"saidLinZhijie,anaviationindustryanalystandcolumnistatcarnoc.com,oneofChina'sbiggestcivilaviationwebsites. Linsaiditisalsoaninternationalconventionforfiveorsixaircrafttoworktogethertocompleteacommercialaircraftmodel'sflighttests.Chinanews.comreportedthattheC919'sflighttestswillinclude729itemsandmaytakeaslongas4,200hours. Thetwin-engine,single-aisleC919,whichiscomparablewiththeupdatedAirbus320andBoeing'snewgeneration737planes,madeitsmaidenflightonMay5,2017. COMAChasreceived815ordersfrom28Chineseandoverseascompanies,whichincludedomesticaviationcompaniesandfinancialleasingcompanies,aswellasinternationalcompaniessuchasGECapitalAviationServices,thelargestcommercialairlineleasingcompanyintheworld,GermanstartupPurenAirlines,andCityAirwaysofThailand. BeforethedeliveryofthefirstC919,twokeymissionsneedtobefulfilled,toreceiveairworthinesscertificationfromtheUSFederalAviationAdministrationandtheEuropeanAviationSafetyAgency,andtocontinuouslyimproveitssafety,reliabilityandeconomy,accordingtoLin. "TheformerwillguaranteeentrytotheUSandEuropeanmarkets,andthelatterisaguaranteeforourhomegrownaircrafttohavemostproblemssettledbeforeitscommercialflights,"hesaid. Underthebackground,the5thAnnualCivilAviationTrainingForum2019(CATF2019)willbeholdonSeptember25th-26th,2019inSanya,China. Thesubjectis"Pioneering and Innovative, Leading New Revolution of Aviation training"aimstointroduce advance ideas and methods, share successful experiences, combine with that situation of the aviation division itself, to open up more efficient and more active training mechanism.Theconferencewillfocusontopicssuchas UPRT,ForeignPilotsImport,PADB,SOQA,GatewaySelectProgram,JUSTCultureandnewaircrafttraining. RegisterforCATF2019 orgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Feb 28,2019
  • Pratt & Whitney Delivers GTF™ PW1900G Production Engines For Embraer E195-E2 Program

    Embraer'snewE195-E2expectedtoenterintoserviceinthesecondhalfof2019©Embraer/P&W   Pratt&WhitneyhasdeliveredtheGTF™PW1900GproductionenginesfortheE195-E2aircraftatEmbraer’sE2finalassemblylineinBrazil.TheE195-E2isexpectedtoenterintoserviceinthesecondhalfof2019withAzulBrazilianAirlines.   Embraer’sE190-E2aircraft,whichisalsopoweredbythePratt&WhitneyPW1900Gengine,enteredserviceinApril2018withWiderøe,followedbyAirAstanainDecember2018.   InadditiontobeingselectedastheexclusivepropulsionsystemfortheE2commercialaircraft,Pratt&Whitney’sAPS2600Eauxiliarypowerunit(APU)isthesole-sourcedAPUfortheE2family.TheAPS2600EAPUgivesairlinesgreaterflexibility,byincreasingthealtitudeceilingforETOPSandotheroperations,andprovidingasignificantincreaseinelectricalpowerdeliverytomeettheneedsoftoday’sairlines.   TheE195-E2aircrafthasmorethan24%reductioninfuelburnperseatthantheprevious-generationE195,withNOxemissions50%belowtheICAOCAEP/6regulationand19dBto20dBofICAOChapter4cumulativenoisemargin.   CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,basedonChinaNationalSpecialProjectofAeroEngine&GasTurbine,islocatedinShanghai,China.Thisforumaimstosupportaeroengineindustrydevelopmentthroughinformationexchangesandbusinesscooperation.InitiatedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronauticsandAECCCommercialAircraftEngineCo.,Ltd.,thisannualforumhasbeensuccessfullyheldinthepastthreeyears.TheCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum2019willbeheldinthecityofShanghai,atJeurongHotel,onMarch20th-21st,2019.   Theforumwillanalyzeoptimizedsolutionsthatcouldacceleratetheestablishmentandimprovementsofaeroenginefundamentaltechnologysupport,R&Dandproduction,modificationandverification,productconfigurationthroughkeynotespeech,paneldiscussions,exhibitions,businessmeetingsandmediainterviews.CommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum2019,asanauthoritativeandtimelyplatform,promisestounitemorethan200distinguisheddelegatesfromgovernmentbureau,aeroenginedesigner,manufacturer,tester,componentsprovidersandsoftwarecompanies. WelookforwardtomeetingyouinShanghai.   Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Feb 27,2019
  • Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines Power Inaugural A220 Flights by Delta Air Lines

    Pratt&Whitney,adivisionofUnitedTechnologiesCorp.,alongwithAirbusandDeltaAirLinescelebratedtheentryintoservice(EIS)oftheairline'sA220aircraftpoweredbyPratt&WhitneyGTF™engines.ThemomentousoccasionmakesDeltathefirstA220operatorinNorthAmerica.TheeventwascommemoratedwithagatecelebrationatLaGuardiaAirportinNewYork. InApril2016,Deltaannounceditsorderof75firmA220aircraftwithoptionsforupto50additionalaircraftpoweredbyPratt&WhitneyGTFengines. InJanuary,Deltaadded15firmaircraft,increasingitstotalfirmorderto90A220aircraft.DeltaalsoannouncedselectionoftheGTFenginetopoweritsorderof100firmA321neoaircraftinDecember2017withoptionsforupto100additionalaircraft.Additionally,DeltaTechOpsjoinedPratt&Whitney'sgrowingMROnetworkwhichsupportstheGTFenginefleetandPratt&Whitneycustomersworldwide. "DeltahasbeenapioneerintheaviationindustryfordecadesandtodaywecelebrateanothermilestonewiththeDeltateamastheirnewA220aircraftentersservice,"saidRickDeurloo,seniorvicepresidentofsales,marketingandcustomersupportatPratt&Whitney."Delta'sGTF-poweredA220joinsmorethan330otherPratt&WhitneypoweredaircraftalreadyinservicewithDelta.Pratt&WhitneyandDeltahavebuiltastrongandtrustedrelationshipovertheyearsandweareconfidentthatDeltawillenjoytheGTFengine'sproveneconomicandenvironmentalbenefitsontheA220aircraft." TheA220,exclusivelypoweredbytheGTFengine,offersdouble-digitimprovementinoperatingcostscomparedtocurrentgenerationaircraft.It's20%morefuelefficientandprovidesa75%reductioninnoisefootprintandNOxemissions50%belowtheICAOCAEP6regulation. DuringMarch20thto21st,the4thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForumwillbeheldatNovotelShanghaiHongqiao.TheleadingaeroengineOEMswillshare“HighlyEfficientAndCleanCivilAviationEngineTechnology”,LowerFuelConsumptionRate&LowerEmission,Technicalcomparisonofimprovingengineefficiencyandimprovingpropulsionefficiency,Applicationstatusanddevelopmenttrendofnewenginetechnologydifferentfromtraditionalturbofanengine(intercooledrecuperatedcycleaero-engine,GTF,OpenRotor). Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Feb 14,2019
  • Norwegian Sells Two Airbus A320neo Aircraft, Launches An Upgraded WiFi Service on European Flights

    ArcticAviationAssets,asubsidiaryofNorwegianAirShuttleASA,hassignedanagreementforsaleoftwoAirbus320neoaircraft. TheaircraftarecurrentlyleasedoutandthusnotoperatedbytheCompany.DeliverywilltakeplaceduringFebruary2019.ThetransactionisexpectedtoincreasetheCompany’sliquidityby$26millionafterrepaymentofdebtandhaveapositiveequityeffect.SaleproceedswillbeusedtorepaydebtandtoincreasetheCompany’sliquidity. ThesaleisinlinewiththeCompany’sstrategyofcapitalizingonthescalebuiltupoverthelastfewyearsandthechangedfocusfromgrowthtoprofitability.Thisannouncementisanextensionoftheinformationprovidedinthestockexchangeannouncement“NorwegianstrengthensitsbalancesheetthroughafullyunderwrittenrightsissueofNOK3billion”on29January,wheresaleofaircraftwashighlightedasameasuretoreducecapitalexpenditures,inadditiontopostponementofaircraftdeliveries. Inothernews, NorwegianiscontinuingtoenhancethepassengerexperiencebycommencingtherolloutofnewandimprovedinflightWiFiconnectivityonboardtheairline’sBoeing737-800fleet. Norwegian,namedEurope’sBestLow-CostAirlinebySkyTrax,wasthefirstairlinetoofferpassengersfreein-flightWiFionallEuropeanflightsin2011.TheairlinebecamethefirsttointroducelivetelevisionovertheskiesofEuropein2015andin2018ittookdeliveryofitsfirstBoeing787-9DreamlinerequippedwithinflightWiFi.Norwegianbecamethefirstlow-costairlinetooffercustomersfreeWiFiforthefulldurationofintercontinentalflights. Today,NorwegianhaslaunchedanupgradedWiFiexperienceonitsBoeing737-800aircraftaspartofimprovingthecustomerexperience.NorwegianoperatesBoeing737-800aircraftonintra-Europeanroutes,routesconnectingEuropewithNorthAfrica,MiddleEastandonflightsbetweentheUSAandFrenchCaribbean. NorwegianwillgraduallyrolloutthenewPremiumWiFiserviceacrossitsBoeing737-800fleetandexpectstocompletetherolloutinmid-February2019. ThreeWi-Fipackagesavailable CustomerstravellingonaBoeing737-800aircraftwiththenewPremiumWi-Fiserviceavailablewillhaveaselectionofthreepackages–SURF,thefreeoptionandtwopaidoptions,SOCIAL+SURFandSTREAM+SURF,bothofferingfasterspeeds. ·SURF–Availableforfree,deliverswebbrowsing,emailandtext-basedmessaging ·SOCIAL+SURF–Providesfasterwebbrowsing,accesstoemailandallsocialmedia.Availablefor5perdevice.(Pricingmaybesubjecttochange.) ·STREAM+SURF–Offersfasterwebbrowsing,emailaccessandsocialmediainadditiontotheabilitytostreamTVshows,moviesandmusiccontentonservicessuchasNetflix,YouTubeandSpotifyamongothers.Availablefor12perdevice.(Pricingmaybesubjecttochange.) NorwegianrecentlystartedintroducingWiFitoitsBoeing787-9DreamlinerandBoeing737MAXfleet.Here,customershavetwochoices–BasicfreeWi-Fiforthefulldurationoflong-haulflightsandapremiumhigh-speedoption,fastenoughtostreamtelevisionshowsandmovies. NorwegianexpectstohavetherolloutofWiFicompletedon50percentofitsBoeing787-9Dreamlineraircraftby2020. Norwegianoperatesayoungfleetofmorethan160aircraftwithanaverageageof3.7years. Astheideaofconnectivityonairincreasinglyspreadsaroundtheworld,likeNorwegian,moreandmoreairlinesstarttoimprovethepassengerexperiencethroughtheconnectedaircrafts.Besides,lowcost,bettersafety,andotherbenefitsattractmoreandmoreairlines,manufacturers,andotheraviationindustrymemberstojoin.Soconnectedaircraftisdefinitelyavitalpartoftherisingtrendinthecommercialaviationindustry.Therefore,onApril17th-18th ,2019, TheConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2019bringstogether bothChineseandoverseasmainairlinesandcompaniesfromallacrosstheaerospaceandavionicsindustriestoassessmarketlessons,potentialdemandandbestpracticesinglobalconnectedsolutionsforthepassenger,airlineefficiencyandcutting-edgeservices.AndmostimportantlytheCongresswillofferaperfectopportunitytohelpthecompanieslocateattherightpictureandbuildapleasantcooperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Feb 14,2019
  • Delta’s First Airbus A220 Takes Flight with New Technologies

    OnThursday,Feb.7,2019,DeltaAirLinescompletedthefirstpassenger-carryingflightofitsnewAirbusA220,thefirstU.S.carriertodosowiththenewjetfollowingAirbus’ recentregulatoryapprovalsforextendedoperationalflighttimesandauto-landingfeatures. ThejourneytoDeltabecomingtheNorthAmericanlaunchoperatoroftheA220wasextendedbytherecentpartialgovernmentshutdown,whichdelayeditsentryintopassenger-carryingservicefouryearsafteritstartedflyingasBombardier’sCSeries.TheirfirstcommercialflightwastheA220-100variantfeaturing109seats,LEDambientlightingandGogo’ s2Kuin-flightconnectivityantennas,modemandwirelessaccesspoints. Re-brandedastheA220in2018,theaircraftisararebirdwithinthe100-150seatpassengerjetmarketbecauseofthewayitcanextendtraditionalintercontinentalflyingtotrans-AtlantictripsbetweenHeathrowandLaGuardia. TransportCanada’s180-minuteETOPSapprovalfortheA220isthefirstithaseverissuedforacommercialairliner.RobDewar,headofengineeringfortheAirbusA220program,toldAvionicsInternationalthatoneoftheflightcontrolfeatureshisteamreallyfocusedonimprovingforA220pilotsiswhenlandingtheaircraft. “Theavionicsfly-by-wiresoftwarewasdesignedtoprovideadedicatedheadsupdisplayguidanceandauralcuestotheflightcrewtoeasehandlingofthelanding.Forinstance,adedicatedflightcontrollawhasbeendevelopedtoautomaticallyextendtheflightspoilersandprovidemorecapabilityforthelandingmaneuver,”Dewarsaid. ThefirstmajoravionicssystemupgradewasrecentlyintroducedontheA220intheformofaCATIIIautolandcertificationaddedtotheaircraft’sEuropeantypecertificationinNovember. “Theavionics’autopilotalgorithmwasslightlyupdatedduringthedevelopmentoftheautolandsystem,enablingCATIIIoperationscapabilities.ThiswasthereforepartoftheservicebulletinreleasedforCATIII,”Dewarsaid. “Regularavionicsservicebulletinsarereleasedtokeepimprovingthesystemsabilities,thisisperformedaspartofindustrystandardcontinuousproductimprovement,”headded. Delta’snewA220alsofeaturesasuiteofnewpilottabletintegrationfunctionalityintotheaircraft’savionicsdatabus.OneofthefactoryoptionsavailableontheaircraftisEsterlineCMC’saircraftinformationserver,anintegratedinformationmanagementsystemandnetworkconnectivity. Additionally,sincethenewA220featuresGogo’s2kuconnectivity,Deltacanextendtheconnectedcockpitturbulencemonitoringapplicationitspilotsarealreadyusingonotheraircrafttypes.AllofDelta’spilotscurrentlyusethecarrier'sowninternallydevelopedflightweatherviewertabletapplication,whichgivespilotsathree-dimensionalcolor-codedviewoftheirflightpathandadepictionofturbulencealongthatpath.Theyalsohavetheoptionofaddingavisualrepresentationofflightenvironmentitemssuchascloudtopheightsorvolcanicash. AnoverviewofpilotusageoftheapphasshownthatDeltapilotshavereducedthenumberoftimestheychangealtitudeinsearchofsmoothairfromuptoseventimestotwoorthreetimesoverthecourseofanaveragetwo-hourflight. AirbushasalsopositioneditsnewA220ascapableofflyingwherenootheraircraftinitsclasscanflyto. “TheA220istheonlyin-productionaircraftinitsclasscapableofbothservingmostchallengingairports,suchasLondonCityairport,becauseithasthecapabilityofperformingsteepapproachlanding,"Dewarsaid."InordertosupportoperationsinandoutofLondonCity,theaircraft'sinitialdesignhadtherequirementtoincorporatethesteepapproachfunctionalityinordertoincreasedescentcapability,pilotawarenessandcontrol.” Deltacompletedtheaircraft’sfirstflightbetweenNewYorkLaGuardiaandDallas/FortWorthairports.TheairlineextendeditsexistingorderwithAirbustoatotalof90A220sinJanuary,including40A220-100seriesaircraft.Theremaining50willbethelargerA220-300variant. AIRBUSmasterstheleading-edgeavionicstechnology,andthistime,weareveryhonoredtoinviteAvionicsExpertfromAIRBUStoparticipateinandgiveanopendiscussionat8th AnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForum(CAIF2019),whichwillbeheldinShanghaiJeurongHotelonApril16th-17th.ClickformoredetailsaboutCAIF2019orcontactmarketing@galleon.cctogetthelatestCAIF2019Agenda.

    Feb 14,2019
  • Delta Completes Construction on World’s Largest Engine Test Cell

    Afterbreakinggroundnearly18monthsago,Deltacompletedconstructionontheworld'slargestjetenginetestcellthismonth. Standing48feettall,withinletandexhaustsectionsmeasuring66feetand78feetrespectively,thetestcelliscapableofsafelyrunningamounted,stationaryengineatfullpowerwith150,000poundsofthrust.Tocompare,theairline'scurrenttestcellhasa68,000poundthrustcapacity. ThetestcellwillprovidecapabilitiestotestanewassortmentofenginesthatwilladvanceDeltaintothefuture.Withits150,000poundthrustcapacity,thecellwillopenthedoortomanynew,largerenginetestingcapabilities,includingtheTrent1000,7000andXWBandthePW1100andPW1500variantsoftheGearedTurbofan. TheabilitytotestlargerenginesreinforcesDelta'scommitmenttoofferingrepaircapabilitiesfornewerenginemodelsandhelpsfacilitatefuturedemand. DeltawillhosttheofficialgrandopeningofthetestcellinFebruary.Additionalnextstepsincludetheprovinganddatavalidationforthecell,thecommissioningofthecellwiththeTrentXWBengine,Trent1000ElectricStartSysteminstallation,theTrent1000commissioning,correlationandproductiontest,withthefirstproductiontesttakingplaceinlate2019. Thenewstate-of-the-arttestcellisthefirstcellbuiltbyaU.S.airlineinmorethan20years. InOctober2015,DeltaandRolls-RoycesignedaformalagreementforDeltaTechOpstobecomeanAuthorizedMaintenanceCenterforRolls-Royceengines.Undertheagreement,theairlinewillprovideengineservicesforthelatestgenerationTrentXWB,Trent1000andTrent7000,inadditiontotheBR715,whichhadalreadybeenaddedtoenginecapabilities. AsoneofthelargestaviationmaintenancegroupsinNorthAmerica,DeltaTechOps'shighlyskilledworkforceofover10,000technicians,engineersandothersupportemployeesprovidefull-servicemaintenancetomorethan850Deltaaircraftandtheirenginesaswellasmaintenanceservicestomorethan150otheroperators,cargooperatorsandthemilitaryandgovernment,throughtheairline'sMaintenanceRepairandOverhaulbusiness. Throughexpandedcapabilitiesandnewfacilities,DeltaexpectstogrowthetoplineoftheMRObusinessby$1billionayearinthenextfiveyears. Intermsofenginecutting-edgematerialsandprocessingtechnology,blademanufacturingkeytechnologies,overallleafdiscmanufacturingandrepairtechnologies,Airworthinesscertificationandtestingtechnology,management,maintenanceandotherareastherearestilltechnicaldifficulties.Underthisbackground,the"4thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum2019"willbeheldinShanghaion20thto21st,March,2019.Morethan150well-knowndomesticandforeignaeroenginebusinessexecutivesandexpertswillbeinvitedtosharetheforefrontdevelopmentsChineseaeroenginemarketdemand,andjointlymakecontributiontoChineseaeroengineindustry. Registeryouinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jan 25,2019
  • Collins Begins Development of X-59’s Supersonic Avionics Systems

    CollinsAerospaceengineersaredevelopingamodifiedversionofProLineFusion,newsoftwareapplicationsandanenhancedvisionsystemforNASA’sX-59QuietSuperSonicTechnology(QueSST)aircraft. QueSSTisbeingdevelopedasademonstratoraircraftthatNASAwillusetohelpcivilaviationregulatorsdevelopairworthinessnoisestandardstocertifyandregulatefuturesupersonictransportdesigns.NASAawardedacontracttoLockheedMartinSkunkWorksin2018todesign,buildandflighttesttheX-59lowboomflightdemonstrator. LockheedhasselectedCollinstosupplyamodifiedversionofitsProLineFusionintegratedavionicssuitefortheaircraft.AmongtheX-59specificsoftwareapplicationsbeingdevelopedbytheUTCsubsidiarywillbetheabilityoftheirsystemstoshowpilotswheretheaircraft’ssonicboomwillgenerateanoiseimpactontheground,accordingtoDaveSchreck,vicepresidentandgeneralmanagerformilitaryavionicsandhelicoptersatCollinsAerospace. “Oneofthefocusareasistodevelopafairlyaccuraterepresentationonthegroundofwherethesonicboomwouldexist.We’reconsideringthingssuchasartificialintelligencetoaidinpilotdecision-makingsotheycannotonlyseewheretheboomwillbegeneratedbutalsowhatdecideonwhattypeofactionstheycantaketooptimizetheirflightprofile,”Schrecksaid. NASA’sX-59designreplacesthepilot’straditionalfrontwindowviewwithsensordisplaytechnologyintheformofawindowlessdisplaycockpitsystem.Whenlanding,X-59pilotswilluseCollins’EVS-3600enhancedvisionsystemtoviewreal-timeimageryofrunwaylighting,terrainandobstacles. Undertheircontract,Collinswillprovidedualenhancedvisionsystemswiththeabilitytooverlayviewsfromshortandlongwaveinfraredcoupledwithvisiblelight–allmergedintoonepicture.LockheedisusingitssystemintegrationlabinPalmdale,CaliforniatohousethedevelopmentofProLineFusionfeaturingcustomizationsnecessarytosupportthetypeofflyingtheX-59willdemonstrate.SchreckconfirmedthatCollinsengineersstartedworkingoutoftheintegrationlabinlate2018. Outsideofsoftwareapplicationdevelopment,anotherfocusareaofthedevelopmentteamistoprovideasmuchweightreductionaspossible. “We’redoingeverythingwecantoeliminatesomeofthenonessentialcomponents.Forexample,we’reevaluatinghowwecanminimizethenumberofcontrolpanelsinthetraditionalProLineFusionsetuponsomeofthecommercialandbusinessjetsinservicetoday,”Schrecksaid.Collinsisthelatestinaseriesofavionicsandenginesuppliercontractsaroundseveralmajorsupersonicairtransportaircraftdevelopmentprograms. AtNBAA2018forexample,AerionconfirmedGEAviationandHoneywellAerospaceastheengineandavionicssuppliersforits$120millionAS2supersonicbusinessjet. ExecutivesfromAerionandColorado-basedBoomAerospacerecentlyparticipatedonapaneldiscussionoutliningprojectedmarketdemandandbusinessmodelsaroundtheirrespectivefuturesupersonicciviljetdesigns.BothAerionandBoomexpecttofieldthenextgenerationofsupersonicaircraftbythemid2020s. TheresultsofNASA’sQueSSTprogramwillhelpinformcivilaviationregulatoryauthoritiesonwhatisachievableintermsofpubliclyacceptablesoundandspeedregulationsforsupersonicaircraftwithquieterdesigns. NASAhasalsomadeotherrecentavionicssupplierselectionsfortheX-59,includingtheuseofCoreAVI’sVulkandrivertosupportthegraphicsandcomputingcapabilitiesoftheaircraft’sexternalvisionsystem. Now,withCollinsinplaceastheprimaryavionicssupplier,NASAandLockheedarecontinuingtheirefforttomeetafirstflightgoalfortheX-59by2021. Julian.CHANG,theAssociateTechnicalFellowofBoeingComercialAirplanehasdiscussedenhancedvisionsystemsatCAIF2018.Andthisyear,wewillsetupafurtherpaneldiscussionaboutdisplayandcontrolsystematCivilAvionicsInternationalForum2019(heldinconjunctionwithAirborneSoftware&AirborneElectronicHardwareSub-forum),whichwillbeheldinApril16th-17th,atShanghaiJeurongHotel. CAIF2019,whichhasprovenyearafteryeartobeavaluablesourceofindustryinteligencewillhelpyouconnectwithnewbusinessopportunitiesinChinesemarket. ClickRegistertogetmoreinformation.

    Jan 25,2019
  • China's Aviation Industry Embraces Digital Era

    China'scivilaviationindustryisacceleratingitsadvanceintothedigitalera,withmajorplayerssendingclearsignalsofnewopportunitiesworldwide. Alreadythisyear,ChinaSouthernAirlineshasstartedonlineseatselectionforalldomesticflightsandpaperlesse-boardingpasses. Aswellasbeingmoreconvenientforpassengers,itisamajorstepinrespondingtoinitiativesinenvironment-friendlytravel.Inthefirstweek,about75percentofpassengersondomesticroutesoptedtoselecttheirseatsviadigitaldevices,saidChinaSouthern. BasedinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,ChinaSouthernoperatesthelargestfleetinAsiaandthethirdbiggestworldwide.In2018,itrecorded139millionpassengerjourneys. "Theglobalaviationindustryisatacrucialpoint.Itistransitioningfromanincrement-drivenmarkettooneinwhichgreatervalueandopportunitiesarebeingextractedfromtheexistingmarket.AnddigitalizationpresentsacrucialopportunityforChina,"saidYuZhanfu,partnerandvicepresidentforGreaterChinaattheRolandBergerconsultancy. Risingcostpressuresandsafetyconcernsareaffectingtheindustryworldwide.Digitalizationisseenaskeytoimprovingoperationalefficiency,upgradingservices,andreshapingdevelopmentmodes. "Itiswidelyrecognizedthatdigitalizationisanewvalue-growthpoint.AlongsidedramaticgrowthinChina'scivilaviationsector,civilaviationauthorities,domesticaviationmanufacturersandtechnologicalgiantsareeyingdigitalization,"saidXuJun,vicepresidentofAsia-PacificOEMsofHoneywellAerospace. Inaddition,withthegradualopeningofvariouspoliciesof"thefirstyearofairInternet",relevantairlineshavebeguntorealizethebenefitsbroughtbyinnovation.Onthisbasis,lookingforwardto2019,thedomesticairlineswillacceleratethepaceofprogressinthefieldofinflightinterconnectionandachieveagreaterleap,andinthisprocess,theinterconnectionaircraftwillalsobedestinedtobecomethekeytothetransformationofdigitalairlines. Soconnectedaircraftisdefinitelyavitalpartoftherisingtrendinthecommercialaviationindustry.ConsideringthehugedemandofChineseaviationmarket,onApril17th-18th,2019,TheConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2019bringstogether bothChineseandoverseasmainairlinesandcompaniesfromallacrosstheaerospaceandavionicsindustriestoassessmarketlessons,potentialdemandandbestpracticesinglobalconnectedsolutionsforthepassenger,airlineefficiencyandcutting-edgeservices.AndmostimportantlytheCongresswillofferaperfectopportunitytohelpthecompanieslocateattherightpictureandbuildapleasantcooperation. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jan 25,2019
  • Redesigned Trent 1000 Compressor Blade Certified

    BoththeFAAandEASAhaveapprovedtheredesignedbladewithbulletinsissuedto787operatorsbyRolls-RoyceandBoeingduringlateDecember. LONDON–Aero-enginemanufacturer,Rolls-Roycesaysithascertifiedaredesignedintermediatepressure(IP)compressorbladeforPackageCvariantsoftheTrent1000enginethatpowerstheBoeing787. BoththeU.S.FAAandtheEuropeanAviationSafetyAgency(EASA)havecertifiedtheredesignedbladeandbulletinswereissuedto787operatorsbyRolls-RoyceandBoeingduringlateDecember,theenginemanufacturerannouncedonJanuary10. TheredesignwaspromptedbythediscoveryofadurabilityissuewithinthebladesofIPcompressorrotor. Although,thecompanyhasinvestedheavilyinadditionalengineeringcapacitytoperformtheinspections,dozensof787sremainfirmlyontheground,enginelessatairportsacrosstheworldpromptingairlinesreadjusttheirtimetablesorbringinadditionalcapacitytomaintaintheirflightschedules. Rolls-Roycesaysithopesthattheintroductionofthenewbladewillalleviatethenumberof787scurrentlysubjecttoAircraftonGround(AOG)events,aswellasrelievethemaintenanceburdenandoperationalrestrictions.Theissueshaveresultedinreducedextended-range,twin-engineoperations(ETOPS)performancelimitsandasetofmandatoryinspections. ThecompanyalsosaysthatthecertificationgivesitconfidenceinintroducingredesignedIPcompressorrotorbladesforbothTrent1000PackageBandTrent1000TENengines.Thecompanyannouncedithaddiscoveredissuesinanumberofhigh-lifePackageBengineslastsummer.  NoissueshavebeenfoundintheTrent1000TEN,butthecompanysaid.itwillredesignthecomponentsasaprecautionarystep.  Rolls-RoycesaysthefirstenginetoreceivethebladesiscurrentlybeingservicedatitsoverhaulservicesfacilityinDerby,whiletheintroductionofthenewbladewilltakeplace“onaphasedbasisasproductionrampsup,”thecompanysaid. Developmentofthenewbladewasa“fast-pacedprogram,”thecompanysaid.TestssawthebladesinstalledonatestengineinDerby,beforebeingfittedtothecompany’sflyingtestbedBoeing747basedinTucson,Arizona. “TheNewBladeTechnologyProvidesReliableSupportForTheDesignOfLongCycleLifeAndHighReliabilityCivilAeroEngine”,thetopicwillbepresentbyRolls-Royceontheupcoming4thAnnualCommercialAeroEngineShanghaiInternationalForum,whichwillbeheldatNovotelShanghaiHongqiaoonMarch20thto21st. Registeryouinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jan 15,2019
  • Norwegian to Launch Inmarsat GX Inflight Connectivity

    NorwegianpassengerswillsoonexperiencefreeandpremiumWi-Fionboardtheairline’sBoeing787-9Dreamlinerand737MAXlong-haulflightswithRockwellCollinsCabinConnectandInmarsat’sGXhigh-speed,broadbandconnectivitysolution. Thenewservice,whichwilldebutonthemajorityofNorwegian’stransatlanticflights,enablespassengerstostreamvideoandmusiccontent,browsetheweb,accesssocialmedia,voiceandmessagingservicesovertheInmarsatGlobalXpresssatellitenetwork. BorisBubresko,VicePresident,BusinessDevelopmentforNorwegian,said:“We’reaninnovativeairlinethat’sintroducingbrandnewlong-haulaircrafttoourfleetaswellasenhancingourglobalnetworktomeetcustomerdemand. “Providingourpassengerswiththemostreliableandrobustin-flightWi-Ficonnectivityisveryimportanttous. “We’redelightedtoworkwithCollinswhichwillsupportourlong-haulconnectivityneedsaswecontinuetoenhancetheNorwegianpassengerexperienceglobally.” TheairlinesaysthisjointprojectisacriticalpartofNorwegian’svisiontomovetoafully-connectedaircraftfleetinthefuture. Itsaysbeyondenhancingcertainsafetyfunctions,usingbroadbandconnectivityfortheflightdeckwillprovideopportunitiestodelivernewcockpitserviceslikeelectronicflightbagandreal-timehighdefinitionweathertooperators. Manyoftheseserviceswillrequiresignificantamountsofdatatobeexchangedbetweentheaircraftandoperations. “OurabilitytoaddressbothNorwegian’scabinandflightdeckrequirementswithacombinationofindustry-leadingservicesandhardwareprovidestheairlinewithaseamlesssolution,”saidLeAnnRidgeway,VicePresidentandGeneralManager,InformationManagementServicesforCollinsAerospace. “WearecollaboratingwithNorwegiantoachievetheirvisionofoptimisingitsaircraftandenterpriseoperationsaswellasintegratingnewcapabilitiesgoingforward.” PhilipBalaam,PresidentforInmarsatAviation,said:“Inmarsat’sGXsatelliteconstellationallowsairlinestoofferinflightconnectivitythatisfast,reliableandconsistentwithcoverageacrosstheworld. “Norwegian’spassengerswillhaveaccesstothehighestqualityofglobal,resilientandflexiblebroadbandavailableintheskies. “Inthefuture,weareexcitedtoprovideevenmorevaluetoNorwegianthroughthecontinueddevelopmentofourglobalsatellitenetworkandrelatedhardware.” ThesatelliteconnectionismadeusingaHoneywellAerospaceJetWavefuselage-mountedantenna. Morethan50percentofNorwegian’s787-9Dreamlinerfleetisexpectedtoofferin-flightconnectivityby2020.Wi-Fiofferingonthe737MAXfleetwillbegininmid-January. ConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2019(CAC)isaseriesofactivitiesinthesameperiodoftheCAIF,whichisatopmanagement-gatheringplatformthatofficiallyhostedbyCivilAircraftOperationSupportTechnologySub-committeeofCSAA.Supportedby ChinaEasternAirlinesCo.,Ltd.,COMACShanghaiAircraftDesignandResearchInstituteandTaikoo(Shandong)AircraftEngineeringCo.,Ltd.OrganizedbyCOMACShanghaiAircraftCustomerServiceCo.,Ltd.andGalleon(Shanghai)ConsultingCo.,Ltd. Withthethemeof“ThePowerofData,ThePowerofConnected”,CAC2019willbeheldtoimprovepassengerexperience,improveairlineandpassengersafety,growancillaryrevenuesandimproveoperationalefficiency.Morethan30+airlinesandaround150~180professionalattendeesareexpectedtoparticipateinthisyear’scongress Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jan 15,2019
  • Cirrus Vision Jet G2 Certified

    CirrusAircrafthasreceivedFAAcertificationforanewversionofitssingle-engineVisionJet,theGeneration2(G2),anddeliveriesofthemodelwillbeginthismonth.Newfeaturesincludeahighermaximumoperatingaltitude,autothrottle,lithium-ionmain-shipbatteries,upgradedavionics,newcabinappointments,andadditionalpaintschemes. TheG2VisionJet’sGarminavionicssuiteisupgradedtothePerspective+configuration,withfasterprocessorsandhigher-resolutiondisplays,FlightStream510wirelessgateway,andaGarminautothrottlesystemfortheFadecWilliamsInternationalFJ33-5Aturbofan.ItsFlightStream510facilitatesGarminConnextflightplantransfers,databaseupdatesviatheGarminPilotapp,andtextmessagingusingGarminPilotandtheGarminGSR56Iridiumsatcom.TheSiriusXMradiosystemcanalsonowbecontrolledbyacellphoneinsteadofthroughtheavionics. Itsautothrottlesimplifiessingle-pilotflyingbymaintainingamanuallysetorFMSprogrammedairspeed.Thesystemautomaticallylowersthepowersettingandadjustsspeedifthejetisflyingtoofast—forexample,preventingexceedanceofspeedrestrictionsintheterminalenvironment.Theautothrottlecanbeusedafter400feetaglontakeoffandduringaninstrumentapproachtominimums.Duringacoupledinstrumentapproach,theautothrottleandautopilotcanautomaticallyflythemissedapproachprocedure. Inaddition,heautothrottlebringsnewfunctionalitytotheGarminElectronicStability&ProtectionSystem(ESP)ontheG2Vision.Forexample,inastall,theautothrottleaddspowertocomplementtheautopilotloweringthenose,eveniftheautothrottleandautopilotarenotengaged.Usingtheemergencydescentmode,theautothrottlelowerspowertoasettingoptimalforthedescentbutalsoforlevelingoffatasafeairspeed(about82percentpower). TheFJ33-5AenginehasalsobeenmodifiedwithanewthrustschedulefromFL240toFL310,thenewmaximumoperatingaltitude(upfromFL280),givingtheG2Visionanimprovedclimbandaseven-knotincreaseincruisespeedatFL280to311ktas.AtFL310,theVisionG2cancruiseat305ktas,oneknotfasterthantheoriginalVisionatFL280(atISAandmtow). OnApril16th-17th,StefanENGELS,theregionaldirectorinStrategicRelationshipManagementofJEPPESEN–ABoeingCompany,andDavidWEI,theDirectorandGeneralManagerofJEPPESENChina,willgivethepresentationabout‘DomesticNavData–theChinaWay’at8thAnnualCivilAvionicsInternationalForum(CAIF2019),(heldinconjunctionwithAirborneSoftware&AirborneElectronicHardwareSub-Forum)in Shanghai.Jeppesenavionicdatasolutionsinclude:navigationdata(NavData®),obstacledata,terraindataandculturaldata.ThesedatasetspowerthelatesttechnologicaladvancesinmanyEFIS,MFDandPFDdisplays.NavData –providesyouwithvitalknowledgeofairportfeatures,runwaycharacteristics,communicationsinformation,waypointfeatures,SIDs,STARs,terminalapproachprocedureinformation,VORs,NDBsandacomprehensivesetofboundariesforcontrolled/restrictedairspace. ClickformoredetailsaboutCAIF2019orcontactmarketing@galleon.cctogetthelatestCAIF2019Agenda.

    Jan 16,2019
  • The Ultimate CJI Guide to Business Aircraft Connectivity

    “Weareallnowconnectedbytheinternet,”saidthelateStephenHawking,“Likeneuronsinagiantbrain.” Whenitcomestochoosingbetweendifferentoptionsforyourprivatejettoconnectwiththerestoftheworld,it’seasytobeconfusedorevenbamboozledbytechnology.Ifthat’syou,remembertheoldstoryofthe farmer’swifewho,onbeingofferedachoiceofcats,saidshedidn’tcarewhatcolorthecreaturewassolongasitcaughtmice. Dorecallthisquaintlittletaleaswetakeyouthroughtheplethoraofconnectivityoptionsavailable.Selectthesystemthatdoesthejobyouneedittodo. Anyeventthatcausesanaircraftnottobeabletotakeitsnextflightisaseriousone.AOGs(AircraftonGround)eventscanrangefromengineissuestocrackedwindscreens,butanincreasingnumberofeventsarebecausetheonboardWi-Fiisn’toperational. Itishardtounderestimatejusthowmuchtheinternethasbecomepartofourdailylives.Weuseitforeverything,frompayingourbills,tocheckingsportsscores,andfromkeepingintouchwithlovedonesindistantplaces,tocrushingsodaandcatchingPokémon. Itisalsoanintegralpartofourworklives.Wewritelittleelectronicletterstoeachotherallday,andanincreasingnumberofusmakeourphonecallsusingVOIP(VoiceoverInternetProtocol)technologythatusestheinternet. Oneofthemajorbenefitsofplayingatonlinecasinoshttps://bonushitlist.com/istheirbonusesandpromotions. Whenwearewithouttheinternet,wecanfeellost.Ifyouwantedtodisconnectfromtheworld20yearsagoallyouhadtodowastakethephoneoffthehookandstopreadingyourpost.Todayyouhavetogothroughdigitaldetox. Therearesomeplacesaroundtheworldthatneithertheinternetnoraphonesignalcanreach–placessuchasthemiddleofdesertsorthetopsofmountains.Forsome,itcanbethedreamgetaway.Forothers,itcanbetheworstnightmarepossible. Itisnotonlytheplacesthataphonesignalcannotreachwherewecannotgetonline.Anaircraftisoneofthoseplaces,althoughrecentadvancesintechnologymeanthatanincreasingnumberofaircraftareinternetequipped. Beingabletousetheinternetonaprivatejetisnoeasyfeat.Tothepassengersinthebackoftheaircraftitlookssimpleenough,choosethecorrectnetworktoconnectto,enterapasswordandofftheygo. Yetdespitethechallenges,passengersstillexpecttobeconnectedwhilstat35,000feet.Tocharterbrokersanaircraftthatdoesnothaveaccesstofast,reliableinternetconnectivityishardertocharteroutthanawell-connectedaircraft. “ManypassengerswillnotflywithoutWiFi,withoutconnectivity,”saysStephane Aligara,businessdevelopmentmanageratARINCDirectCabinServices(nowpartofCollinsAerospace).EvenifitisnotanAOGfailure,thepassengerswillnotflywithoutconnectivity,becausetheyexpecttobeconnected,forentertainmentorforwork.Thatconnectivitythattheyhaveathome,theyexpecttohaveitintheair.” Buttobeabletogettothatstagetakesalotofwork,ittakesalotofequipment.Althoughthepricesofusingtheinternetonanaircraftfortheenduserarecomingdown,thecostsassociatedwithprovidingtheservicearehuge.Fromlaunchingsatellitestoinstallingonboardequipmentontheaircrafttopickupthesignals,therearealotofcostsinvolvedthatthe passengers,thepeopleusingtheinternet,neversee. Whenaircraftownerschoosewhichinternetsystemtouseonboard,theynormallydecidewhichsuppliertogowith.Behindthatdecisionsitstheprovider’sdecisiononwhattypeofconnectionitwilluse.Andbehindthatisthedecisiononwhatsatellitesystemtouse. Noneofthesemattertotheenduser,whoremainsoblivioustoanythingotherthanwhentheycan’tconnecttotheinternetproperlyoriftheconnectionisslow. MuchlikewithhomeWi-Fi,therearedifferentstagesthatasignalneedstogothroughtobeabletoreachtheoutsideworldfromanaircraft.Thiscantakeanywhereuptoeighthops,withthesignalitselfhavingtotravelanestimated100,000kmfromtheonboarddevice,uptothesatellite,downtoserversontheground,totheoutsidenetworkandserversforthecontentbeingserved,andallthewaybackupagain. Initssimplestterms,alltheownerofanaircraftcaresaboutisthespeedoftheconnectionandthatheorshewillbeabletogetaccesswherevertheyfly. Theydonotcareaboutwhoprovidesthe on-board router,orwhatsatellitesystemitisusing.Aslongasitworks,theyarehappy. Thereisamyriadofdifferentcompaniesprovidinginternetservices,butnotallofthemdothesamething.Someprovidetheonboardequipmenttoroutetheinternetsignal,someownsatellitesandsomeleasebandwidthfromotherproviders. Ifyouweretoaskownerswhatinternetsystemtheyuseontheiraircraft,theymightsaySatcomDirect.WhilstSatcomDirectispartofthechain,itsimplysuppliestheonboardroutersthat,inturn,connecttoInmarsat’ssatelliteconstellation,toprovideaKa-bandsolution. “Ithinkthereasonthatweneedthistypeofguideisthatalotofpeopleenterthismarket,andthereisalotofconfusionaboutwhatyou need”saysChrisMoore,COO,SatcomDirect. Consideringthehugemarketofthecivialaviationconnection,morecommunicationanddeeperdiscussionareextremelyvitalfromnotonlytheglobalmanufacturesbutalsothemainairlinesandallthepartsinvolvedtobuildaconnected-ecointheair.Therefore,thethemeof“ThePowerofData,ThePowerofConnected”,the“ConnectedAircraftChinaCongress2019”(CACC2019)willbeheldinthecityofShanghaionApril17th-18th,2019.Itaimstoimprovepassengerexperience,improveairlineandpassengersafety,growancillaryrevenuesandimproveoperationalefficiency.Morethan15+airlines,3mainmobileoperators,4+AircraftOEMs,10+systemintegrator,20+equipmentR&Dcompaniesand15+appdeveloperswillparticipateinthiscongress,registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Dec 27,2018
  • Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Engine has had a Very Good Year

    InthelongandcomplexhistoryofUnitedTechnologies,2018willlikelyberememberedastheyearthatRockwellCollinswasacquiredandthecompanyannounceditwouldreturntoitsrootsasanaviationenterprisebyseparatingfromitsnon-aerospaceunits.Nodoubtaboutit,thetransformationofUnitedTechnologiesfromamajorsupplierofaircraftengines,electronicsandmechanicalequipmentintothebiggestsuchsupplierintheworld($50billioninrevenues)isasignificantdevelopment. However,itmaybethatthemostimportantdevelopmentshapingthecompany’sfuturesuccessin2018wasbarelynoticedbymanyoutsiders.TheGearedTurbofan(GTF)enginethatitsPratt&Whitneyunitspent20yearsand$10billiondevelopinghaswonbroadacceptanceamongcarriersaroundtheworldbydemonstratingitcandeliverallthepromisedbenefitsinfuelefficiency,noisereductionandemissionsabatementwhilesustaininghighratesofreliability. There’sbeenplentyofcoverageoftheGearedTurbofanthisyear,butfewwritersseemtograspthattheengine’ssuccessin2018representsawatershedinthehistoryofaircraftpropulsion.Everyturbofanuptothispointhasrunitsfrontendandbackendatthesamespeed–eventhoughoptimumefficiencydictatesrunningthefanatthefrontmuchslowerthanthecompressorandturbineelementsintheback.TheGTFchangesallthatbyintroducing3:1reductiongearsbetweenfrontandback,allowingeachpartoftheenginetooperateatthemostefficientspeed. It’sabreakthrough,butlikemanyotherrevolutionarytechnologies,GTF’sintroductionwasaccompaniedbychallenges.Muchofthecoveragefollowingitsintroductionin2016focusedonthosechallenges.Theearlychallengeshavenowbeenresolved,andPrattispoisedtotakemarketsharefromitscompetitors.ThisseemslikeagoodtimetorecapwhatPratt&Whitney