Trend: Advanced Manufacturing

Contenders for Army’s New Attack Recon Rotorcraft Receive New GE Engines After Nearly Yearlong Delay

Both contenders for the Army’s new Future Attack Recon Aircraft (FARA) have now received their General Electric T901 Improved Turbine Engined and have begun installation on their respective advanced rotorcraft.  […]

OPINION: Innovating Aerospace Manufacturing, Maintenance, and Mobility with Cloud Edge Solutions

Editorial Note: This is a guest opinion article submitted by Deloitte, compiled by the following authors:  Myke Miller, Managing Director and Dean of the Deloitte Cloud Institute, Deloitte Consulting LLP […]

Digitization Dominates OEM Executive Strategies for the Future of Helicopters

The next generation of helicopters will include technology like autonomy and sophisticated fly-by-wire systems. To get there, helicopter original equipment manufacturer (OEM) executives are focused on digitization for the advancement […]

Digital Twins To Be New Hallmark for US Air Force Weapons Systems

Digital twins look to be a new hallmark of U.S. Air Force weapons systems to improve their design, performance, and sustainment. NASA pioneered the use of twins in the 1960s […]

Gripen Flies with 3D-Printed Hatch as Test for Additive Manufacturing in Battlefield Repairs

A 3D-printed exterior hatch flew on the Gripen for the first time on March 19 in Sweden during a test flight, Saab announced on March 30. The flight is the […]

Digital Engineering Efforts for Munitions Yield Lessons Learned for Possible Fielding

Last fall, former U.S. Air Force acquisitions chief Will Roper held out the possibility that the service would soon announce an e-series, digitally engineered weapon to follow the Air Force […]

How Aerospace OEMs Are Using Digital Engineering to Advance Aircraft Systems Design

Several major aerospace and defense manufacturing leaders are using digital engineering to advance the development and production of avionics systems. During two panels at the Air Force Association’s Aerospace Warfare […]

Rolls-Royce Germany is Undergoing Digital Transformation with Artificial Intelligence

Rolls-Royce Germany will be leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) in a new partnership with Altair for its engineering, testing, and design of aerospace engines to reduce and accelerate certification and design […]

How the Aerospace Industry is Finding New 3D-Printing Use Cases for Old Aircraft Parts

3-D printing is no longer a new or innovative technology for the largest manufacturers in aerospace who have been creating solid objects from digital files for more than a decade, […]

3 Aerospace Research and Development Projects Happening at Universities in the US

Some of the aerospace industry’s most advanced groundbreaking future technologies and concepts are being researched and developed within academic labs and campuses at hundreds of universities in the U.S. right […]