Final systems installation is underway for Mod. 2 testing of the all-electric X-57 as NASA nears a critical design review of high-lift motors for the final test phase.
Aircraft propulsion is to be a core activity for the whole MHI group. The segment will rise in importance for KHI.
Global contract for development, production and introduction into service close to signature.
Rolls’ German hybrid; Triumph’s thermoplastic elevator; carbon-fiber 3D printer; Volocopter’s agricultural drone; SSTL supplies target satellite.
Initial mission is atmospheric science, but other uses could be communications relay and persistent surveillance.
TF-2 concept firms up as Terrefugia selects BRS parachute safety system for Transition roadable light sport aircraft.
Multi-engine hybrid electric; Transcend picks VerdeGo hybrid; Plummet-proof blimp; Capillary ice protection.
Larger 3D-printing machines make metal additive manufacturing more attractive to aerospace
GE Additive ships prototypes of the world’s largest laser metal additive-manufacturing machine, sized to make structural parts for engines and narrowbody jets.