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20 July 2018
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EC 4-Pole Motors for Moon Rovers
During the nine-month development of Andy, the rover designed for cave hunting on the moon, the developers and students at Pittsburgh University focused on building a rover that is economical and practical, using standard components wherever possible.

Flight Line Test Equipment
DFW Instrument provides flight line test equipment, air data test sets, and pitot static accessories.

Automated DO-178C-Compliant Custom Avionics
(UN)MANNED provides DO-254 pre-certified hardware, running the DO-178C pre-integrated and pre-certified SolOS runtime.

Instrument and Avionics Repair and Sales
DFW offers a wide variety of aircraft flight-critical instruments for purchase. Our expertise in instrument/equipment repairs, which consist of a wide range of Air Data Equipment, Engine Instruments, Flight directors, Horizon Situation Indicators, Gyroscopes among others.

Aircraft Maintenance and Installation Services
DFW Instrument, LLC performs aircraft maintenance and installations, as well as RVSM Certifications. We service aircraft under the Rockwell Collins Corporate Aircraft Service Program (CASP) and the Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP).

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Aviation Passenger Experience Spotlight
In this article, we will spotlight some interesting components of the aviation passenger experience industry.

ACC Launches New Website Design
ACC is pleased to announce the release of its new and refreshed website.

What is Important in an Aircraft Seat Overhaul
We are constantly looking for ways to ensure that construction provides a strong, lightweight, slim, fire-resistant, and FAA and EASA documented product. In this article, our seat overhaul, and materials will be further examined.

328 Support Services to Exhibit at Farnborough International Airshow in July
328SSG will be exhibiting at Farnborough International Airshow on 16-22 July in Hampshire, UK.

VPT Introduces Radiation-Hardened Point-of-Load Converters
VPT Inc (VPT®) has announced its SVPL Series of space-qualified point-of-load DC-DC converters for space operations.


New wing shape could reduce vortex and wake
Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have examined new shapes of aircraft wing and determined that non-elliptical wings could reduce the significance of the wingtip vortices produced by the wing in motion.

Soft magnetic circuits can measure stress in composite materials
Researchers from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Center of Composite Materials have developed soft magnetic circuits that provide a non-contact method of measuring the internal stresses of composite materials used in aerospace and aircraft engineering.

Solar-powered UAV to remain in orbit for up to a year
British aerospace companies BAE Systems and Prismatic are to develop a solar-powered High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that will be able to operate for a year at high altitudes.

Better smoke detectors needed on board spacecraft
Scientists from Nasa and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found that current smoke detectors used on the International Space Station (ISS) are not able to detect all types of smoke.

Osprey to provide Virgin Atlantic with AI security and operations solution
Virgin Atlantic is to use British software company Osprey’s Flight Solutions’ Flight Risk Assessment System, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to process data and improve the effectiveness and security of airline operations.


Zefhir Helicopter
Zefhir is a unique turbine helicopter developed by Curti Aerospace, a division of CURTI Costruzioni Meccaniche.

Nasa’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is developed by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Centre in association with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bombardier Global 6500 Business Jet
The Global 6500 business jet is a new class-leading aircraft being manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace.

SES-12 Telecommunications Satellite
SES-12 is a new telecommunications satellite launched into a geostationary orbit from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US, in June 2018.

Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) Satellite
Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) is an earth-observation satellite currently being developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with Japan’s Space Agency (JAXA).

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