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12 October 2018
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AHC’s Innovative and Highly Functional Aerospace Coatings
In the SGi works near Paris, France, medium-sized and large aircraft parts (13m long) are functionally refined.

Safety Valve – Functional Check
The UNIV-20-40-XX was designed to overcome the challenges routinely faced when performing the functional test on the safety / pressure relief valves.

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.

Press Releases

Dretloh Restores Commercial Boeing 747
Dretloh has recently completed the refurbishment of a Boeing 747.

VPT Power Converter Awarded US Patent
One of VPT's recent breakthrough designs has earned a US patent.

Comprehensive Quality Control Drives High Product Reliability
VPT develops power conversion solutions for critical power systems in avionics, military, and space applications.

Priorities of the Aircraft Interior Industry
Dretloh has been discovering how the latest trends in aircraft interiors are affecting the refurbishment industry and our clients.

VPT’s Role in Ground-Breaking Space Programmes
In the past few years, we’ve seen extraordinary first-time accomplishments by commercial and government space organisations.


GlobalData’s top 20 financial adviser firms
The top financial advisory firms league table for Q2 2018. Data supplied by GlobalData.

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.


Thaicom 8 Communications Satellite
Thaicom 8 commercial communications satellite was launched into the geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) in May 2016, atop the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, US.

BulgariaSat-1 Communication Satellite
The first geostationary communications satellite of Bulgaria, BulgariaSat-1 was launched into the space aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in June 2017.

aEro 2 VTOL Aircraft
aEro 2 is a hybrid-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft being developed by Dufour Aerospace, a company based in Switzerland.

Bombardier Learjet 75 Business Jet
Learjet 75 is the latest business aircraft developed by Bombardier Aerospace. It has new design features such as modern interiors, improved takeoff performance, high-cruise speeds at higher altitudes, improved fuel efficiency and lower operating costs, as well as greater flexibility and luxury.

Embraer Phenom 100EV Business Jet
Embraer Phenom 100EV is the latest variant of the Phenom 100E business jet developed by Embraer.

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