June 2013 AeroDef

Airbus in Vietnam? | Concrete Planes | Lessons in Automating Airframe Drilling

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June 2013 AeroDef

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George Bullen

Challenges and Opportunities in Automated Airframe Drilling

Drilling holes for fasteners for airframes accounts for 85% of the quality issues. SME Technical Fellow Dr. George 'Nick' Bullen explains in this exclusive interview with AeroDef.

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Indian Aerospace Shakes Up

The Indian Air Force structures a cargo plane buy—possibly worth $2.6 billion—to strengthen Indian aero manufacturing. Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Embraer, Saab, others may be providing bids.

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GE Aviation

GE Aviation Opens New Factories

New composites and super-alloy facilities mirrors trends in aircraft production. The new plant is the second composites plant in Mississippi.

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Load Runners

Load Runners®

Osborn’s Load Runners division features a full line of cam followers, idler rollers and rail systems in all standard configurations: plain, flanged and v-groove. In addition to its standard products, the company designs and manufactures customized products — with special geometries, seals, lubrication and/or materials — all to exacting customer specifications. For precision handling of heavy loads in tough environments, Load Runners is the world’s leading idler-roller and rail solution, used in industries from healthcare and primary metals to automotive and general manufacturing. www.loadrunners.com

Future Navy Drone X-47B Development Progresses

A sign of things to come: a carrier-borne drone is closer to proving itself-even while a high-endurance maritime surveillance craft, the MQ-4C, takes to the skies for its first flight.

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Navy Drone

Airbus Components
to be Manufactured in Vietnam

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Airbus will reportedly begin sourcing components from the Da Nang Hi-tech Park.

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General Dynamics Lays
Keel of Second Zumwalt-Class Destroyer

News

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated the keel-laying of the guided-missile destroyer Michael Monsoor.

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Students Conduct Successful
Test Flight of Concrete Plane

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students conducted a successful test flight of an 18-lb remote-controlled concrete airplane.

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Ceramic Composites, 3D Printing
Make for Fuel-saving Jet Engines

The ceramic composite materials to be used in components of the CFM LEAP engine are reportedly a game-changer

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