Boeing 777 Tail Frames will be Provided by Israel Aerospace

Israel Aerospace Industries was awarded the contract to manufacture Boeing 777X tail frames.  They forecast that it will bring in over hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming years. IAI will be producing all horizontal and vertical tail frame parts.

Israel Aerospace Industries civilian business converts civilian airplanes and recrafts them into executive jets. Hopefully this agreement between Boeing and ISI will bring sustainability and exposure to IAI’s civilian business.

Currently, Israel Aerospace Industries civilian business outputs 777 planes each month, not including frames for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  They will be continuing their duties of manufacturing frames for the Boeing 777 for the lifespan of the project.

This is a huge surprise, as IAI’s civilian side has losses calculating over $230 Million since 2009. In addition to the total losses, Israel Aerospace Industries management is working with it’s workers to reach an agreement involving voluntary retirement for over 1,000 workers. With this agreement, it should help with recovery of previous losses and hopefully bring them closer to profit.

Despite the losses and retirement negotiations, it seems like Israel Aerospace is moving in the right direction. Boeing is showing a lot confidence in IAI and recognizing them for their continuing efforts by awarding them this deal.


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Airbus Patents Seats

Benjamin Zhang from Business Insider released an article talking about Airbus’ latest seat patent that could possibly revolutionize the way air ticket sells in order to maximize profits. The federal standard for all widths of airplane seats has been used for over 50 years. This standard width came from a measurement done in 1962.

However, airlines are doing what they can to squeeze more people into their planes. What doesn’t help is the fact that this leads to less moving and personal space on flights and on top of this, people are getting larger.

Earlier in February of this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office received and published a patent by Airbus. This patent is from Airbus’ Sven Taubert and Florian Schmidt for what is coined as a “reconfigurable passenger bench seat.”

This bench is adjustable so that it could hold anywhere from two passengers up to a whole family. To be more specific, the seat belts, armrest placements, and bench is adjustable. Because of the adjustability, the airline can cater to the amount of passengers they can fit as well as adjusting their personal space.

This type of bench will be extremely beneficial for overweight passengers who would normally have to buy an extra seat and even families with children which would normally have to pay full adult price for their small children.

Airbus was founded on December 18, 1970 in Blagnac France which founders Roger Béteille, Henri Ziegler, and Bernard Lathière. Their headquarters are in Toulouse, France.


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Rockwell Collins receives

Transportation Partners has selected Rockwell Collins as its supplier of avionics parts for 201 Boeing 737 MAX and options for 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft.

Transportation Partners has been providing their aviation leasing services for years. They are an affiliate of Lion Air, Malindo Air, Wings Air, Batik Air, and Thai Lion Air. The international company based out of Dublin, Ireland and SIngapore selected Rockwell Collins to provide solutions such as the MultiScan™ ThreatTrack weather radar, GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver, and Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS II) traffic computer TTR-2100.

The order for the systems can be attributed to the high volume of aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean. Airlines are taking every precaution possible to avoid another Malaysian Airlines flight 370 situation.

“As air traffic increases in the Asia Pacific region, having advanced and reliable systems for detecting weather threats, precision navigation, and aircraft avoidance will become even more critical,” said Jim Walker, the vice president and managing director for Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “We’re honored by the trust Transportation Partners is putting in Rockwell Collins for another order of this magnitude.”

All of the systems being ordered will provide the aircraft with a safety upgrade. They will enhance capabilities such as navigation, weather prediction, turbulence threats, thunderstorm alerts, ride quality, and air traffic notifications. Other systems being delivered include the ADF-900 Automatic Direction Finder, DME-2100 Distance Measuring Equipment, VHF-2100 Transceiver, HFS-900D Radio, TPR-901 Mode S Transponder, and VOR-900 Omnidirectional Radio.

Chief Operating Officer John Duffy of Transportation Partners mimicked the stress they putting on safety.

“Safety is of greatest concern for us and airlines, especially with the high volume of passengers ferried every day, and Rockwell Collins helps airlines by keeping them clear of weather threats and other traffic, and by enabling them to fly more efficiently,” he said.

Deliveries of the systems will begin in just about one year’s time.


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Embraer still in top spot for business jet sales

For the third year running, Embraer’s Phenom 300 business jet had the most deliveries in the world.

After being bestowed with the same honor in the last two calendar years, the three-peat was completed in 2015 after Embraer saw its sales reaching seventy aircraft bought by customers all over the world. The jets are currently operated by nearly thirty different countries. President and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets Marco Tulio Pellegrini expressed his gratitude to the loyal users of the aircraft, and noted that it was a testament to the capabilities they provide.

“We would like to thank our customers for their confidence and continuing relationship, which has enabled the Phenom 300 to enjoy successful acceptance worldwide since its launch,” he said.

“The Phenom family’s design was based on the highest industry requirements, combining the attributes of a best-in-class aircraft. To have the most-delivered business jet in the world for the third consecutive year is a true recognition that we have achieved our commitment to design game-changing products to meet operators’ needs.”

The fleet of Phenom 320’s and 300’s have combined for an aggregate of approximately 300,000 flight hours. Its popularity is justified, as it is cited as one of the best light jets in the world by organizations such as fractional programs, charter services, corporate flight departments and owner-pilots.

An annual report, released at the end of every year by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, showed good news for the 2015 shipping and billing results for Embraer. The market share for their executive jets had risen to seventeen percent in regards to deliveries of their unit. Their total number of deliveries had reached a five-year peak. Jets in the family of Phenom, Legacy, and Lineage posted a delivery number of 120 for the executive aviation division.


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Rigetti Computing is working on Building Quantum Computing Chip

Two-year-old Berkley startup-company Rigetti Computing is at the forefront of advanced quantum computer development, and they may be on the verge of an industry breakthrough.  For years, companies have been racing to create hardware solutions for quantum computing, but little significant progress has been made.  However, Rigetti is hoping to change all of that with a brand new breed of computer chips.

Rigetti believes super cold temperatures are the key to accessing the power of quantum mechanics, and they have been conducting many experiments using liquid helium to cool experimental computer chips to near absolute zero.    Although their experiments are still in the early stages, Rigetti hopes to have a functional prototype chip capable of powering a quantum computer by 2017.

“This is a very exciting time,” says Daniel Lidar, director of the Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology at the University of Southern California. “This is not incremental; we’re really starting to see various groups working with superconducting qubits taking big strides forward.”

The central idea behind quantum computing involves bringing together delicately balanced components known as qubits into one ultra-powerful computer chip.  These qubits can act as a “0” or a “1” just like standard computer chips, but they are unique in that they can also take on both numbers at once.  In theory this would result in extremely fast computing, but in practice the qubits have proven rather difficult to rely on due to their fragile balances.

This attempt at creating quantum computing chips is as immensely ambitious by industry insiders, as truly viable quantum computers have eluded everyone from Google to the US government.  If Rigetti can somehow make a breakthrough before anyone else then their revue streams would expand immensely in the years to follow.


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Michelin NZG Radial Technology Tires Equipped on Boeing 777-300 ER

Beginning in July 2016, Michelin Aircraft Tire Company will be the main supplier on the final assembly line for the Boeing 777-300ER, the 777-200LR, and the 777 Cargo. These carriers will be flying over 7370 nautical miles and can transport up to 400 passengers per flight.  President Frank Moreau of the Michelin Aircraft Tire Company is “proud to have been selected by Boeing as its official partner”.

Michelin’s newly patented Near Zero Growth (NZG) radial tires will be affixed on the main landing gears.  The NZG radial tires are set to offer a low cost of ownership, the highest level of safety, and a long tread life. Michelin radial tires were part of the Boeing lists of aircrafts: 737, 747,787, and 777.

Boeing awarded Michelin “Supplier of the Year” award in April 2015. This certification allows Michelin to continue to dominate with performance and quality with their radial tire technology.  These NSG tires provide weight savings that reduce fuel consumption. Also, they improve wear significantly based on the number of landings versus the nylon radial tires. Most importantly, the tires are more reliable, increasing resistance to damage towards the tires from foreign objects.

The addition to The Michelin NZG Radial Technology Tires on Boeing’s carriers continues an everlasting partnership between two of the most prominent companies in the aerospace  industries. Manufacturing will be located in Bourges, France, which is the location of the worldwide hub for Michelin’s radial technology aircraft tire plant.

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Honeywell and United Technologies Discuss Potential Merger

Honeywell International and United Technologies Corporation, the aerospace giants, have recently held talks regarding a potential merger which would create for a $94 billion sales conglomerate. These talks have been taking place over the span of the last two weeks, and have been focusing on a deal in which Honeywell International parts would offer a premium in the form of cash and in stock, for the smaller United Technologies Corporation.

While there is no guarantee that these discussions will ultimately lead to a deal, there are significant concerns regarding the approval of an antitrust review. Honeywell International and United Technologies Corporation offer and provide such a wide range of materials and resources for the aviation and aerospace industries. It is likely that they will face opposition from other aerospace giants such as Airbus as well as Boeing. At this point, it seems as though the outcome of these talks are uncertain.

“Earlier last year, when UTX was larger in value than Honeywell, UTX CEO Greg Hayes approached his counterpart at Honeywell, David Cote, about the possibility of merging the two companies,” stated David Faber at CNBC. “Those discussions centered on a deal that represented a merger of equals, but would have had UTX management in control, according to people close to the conversations. Those talks broke down when United Technologies' stock price suffered significant declines and the two companies found themselves unable to agree on who would be in control of the combination.”

The two companies are large players in the climate control business and lead the Manufacturer of aerospace and aviation industries. Due to their market shares, it is likely that any combination would be subject to significant antitrust review in the United States as well as in Europe.

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Dornier Seawings Seastar

Dornier Seawings announced at this year’s Singapore Airshow that production will start for the Seastar. After two years of development and upgrades The Seastar is said to be “the world’s most advanced amphibious aircraft”.  The European Aviation Safety Agency is set to award Dornier Seawings an amended Type Certificate in the second quarter of 2018. Dornier Seawings plans to roll out the final product to their customers, later that year.

This was all made possible by Dornier Seawings, Wuxi Industrial Development Group, and Wuxi Communications Industry Group Co. Ltd. coming together to produce the best aircraft of its kind. Assembly will start in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany and open another assembly facility later in Wuxi, China. The Seastar has allowed Dornier Seawings to partner with various industry supply leaders such as Honeywell International Inc. USA, Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. Canada, MT Propellers, Germany, SPP Canada Aircraft Inc, and Pratt & Whitney Canada.

This aircraft operates on land and water without a change in performance. It is said that the Seastar can reach up to 180 KTAS, which is the fastest aircraft in its class; the nearest competitor is 40 KTAS slower.  The Seastar is made of an all-composite, corrosion-free airframe which allows for cheaper maintenance costs. With all of the positive customer responses worldwide, Dr. Albert Halder, CEO of Dornier Seawings believes that the Seastar will be a “commercial success”.

The Seastar is also enhanced by the level of safety that it provides. In the event of engine failure, there are two turboprop engines that eliminate any chance of asymmetric thrust.  The sponsons hold the landing gear and fuel tanks which allows for excellent water handling. These features allow for easy mobility through rough air & sea conditions.

With Dornier Seawings commitment of excellent service to customers and operations, they have created the Seawing that provides superior performance, safety, and low maintenance cost.

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graphene flakes

In recent years, computer chips researchers have been hard at work developing methods by which increase both the speed and efficiency of information processing. Although several methods have since come to light, none show more promise than the addition of graphene flakes. By integrating graphene flakes into existing computer chip designs, researchers believe they can produce a new breed of hyper fast chip known as “neuromorphic” chips that will function similarly to neurons in the human brain. These new chips will communicate via timed laser spikes as opposed to more traditional binary codes. In this manner, neuromorphic chips will enable computers to process multiple information sources all while immensely increasing processor speed and accuracy.

“We’re essentially using time as a way of encoding information,” says Bhavin Shastri, a Banting postdoctoral fellow in electrical engineering at Princeton University. Computation is based on the spatial and temporal positions of the pulses. “This is sort of the fundamental way neurons communicate with other neurons,” he says.

In order for neuromorphic chips to be truly viable, they must be able to operate accurately down to one-trillionth of a second (one picosecond). After trying a number of different material options, researchers found that the only way to achieve such precise timing is to insert a flake of graphene within a transistor laser. The graphene then acts as type of photon sponge by absorbing photons and then quickly releasing them in one short spurt of energy. Additionally, graphene can still function flawlessly at any laser wavelength and any laser color. Graphene infused neuromorphic chips might just be the breakthrough that the chip industry has been searching for, and this technology could be the key to more advanced computing. Look for graphene infused chips to becoming increasingly prevalent over the next decade and beyond.

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Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a dissolvable electronic sensory chip that melts inside your head.

The purpose of the chip is to detect injuries within the brain or any other organ of your choosing, and transmit the medical data wirelessly. These ones may even work better when it comes to detecting problems early on, therefore preventing bigger issues.

The chips are about the same size as a grain of rice, so they will be able to monitor almost any part of the body. Scientists at the University of Washington successfully tested them on rats, showing no negative signs after the chip melted away. The development has been compared to dissolvable stitches, which were a huge advancement in the medical community. These chips would dissolve in biofluids, to result in biocompatible end products.

The testing process involved putting the tiny grain of sensor chip under the skin on top of the rat’s skull. All of the readings that were transmitted through the wireless chip matched up with what the conventional, hardwired systems said, including temperature and intracranial pressure after traumatic brain injury or brain surgery.

Engineering and materials science professor John Rogers of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was very impressed by the technology, saying it could possibly eliminate the need risky surgical extractions. The most practical thing about it, he thought, was the dissolvability.

“The devices can be adapted to sense fluid flow, motion, pH or thermal characteristics, in formats that are compatible with the body's abdomen and extremities, as well as the deep brain,” he stated.

If these chips are developed to their full potential, they may be able to replace hardwired systems that use cumbersome equipment. The current systems also leave patients prone to infection, bleeding, and allergic reactions.

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