The most important part of an aircraft engine, arguably, is the lubrication system. But it’s also the most vulnerable. Generally, lubrication systems are recirculatory. Fresh oil is introduced to the lubrication system and met withbearings, seals, and gears that wear and erode, producing abrasive contaminants. The oil flushes them away and carries them to the scavenge oil flow away from the sump where they are almost completely filtered out.
Thus, the oil can go through and be resupplied into the system. Unfortunately, because the oil has to pass through small holes and passages, even the smallest particles can block the oil flow and cause lubrication failure if it’s not properly filtered.
Normally, fresh oil will gradually dissolve contaminants and hold microscopic particles in suspension such that there is a normal level of contamination reflective of the condition of the system. Larger than normal particles can be collected by the filter, but because the filter inspection intervals are too long, these particles can have ample time to cause further damage. As a result, magnetic chip detectors are often installed in the scavenge oil flow of each sump or in the common scavenge line downstream of the pumps. Because the gears and bearings are made of steel, the magnetic chip detector can easily collect particles from 0.02 to 1 mm in size. The chip detector has to be regularly checked and maintained, and the particles can be sent to a lab for analysis.
Another tool for monitoring lubrication systems is the Spectrometric Oil Analysis Program (SOAP). As a maintenance tool that uses an emission spectrometer to check the condition of oil lubricated mechanical systems, SOAP can analyze the specific elements and concentration of particles from 0.001 to 0.02 mm in size. There’s always a certain level of normal contaminants, but periodic analysis with SOAP will show any increases in particle concentration or size, which will indicate if there is increase in wear or damage. When used with a magnetic chip detector, SOAP is a very useful tool in engine maintenance and repair.
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In an interview with Hush-Kit, the alternative aviation magazine, Bing Chandler, a former Lynx Observer from the Joint Helicopter Command and the British Army Air Corps Center, talks about his top 10 attack helicopters.
10. Eurocopter/Airbus Helicopters Tiger, a Franco-Germain effort, earns the number 10 spot because of a very cool scene in the James Bond film, Goldeneye.
9. HAL Light Combat Helicopter, an Indian copter developed with the help of the former MBB, has unknown potential despite its typical formulaic design.
8. Denel Rooivalk, a massive South African copter with an empty weight of 5739 kg, is able to operate for prolonged periods without sophisticated support (because of the arms embargo enacted on South Africa by the UN for its apartheid policies).
7. Agusta/Augusta Westland/Leonardo Helicopters Mangusta, an Italian copter, also has a formulaic design, but has been continuously upgraded and improved.
6. CAIC Z-10, a multi-national effort also with a formulaic design, has proven itself a pretty effective light attack helicopter.
5. Kamov Ka-50/52, a Russian copter, despite its limited maneuverability, is noted for its unique design and for being the world’s first copter with a rescue ejection system.
4. Mil Mi-24/25/35, a Russian copter, the Mil Mi-24/25/35 has seen a lot of conflict since the Ethiopian insurgencies in 1978 and had many chances to prove itself with its speed, tough armor, weaponry, and ability to deploy up to 8 troops.
3. Mil Mi-28N, a successor to the Mil Mi-24 that didn’t garner much interest from the Russian government, has had continuous development that not only improved the navigation equipment, but allows for night and all-weather operation.
2. Bell AH-1Z Viper, based on the SuperCobra, is a copter that has taken a legacy of excellence and managed to make it better, reducing vibration levels, adding weapons, etc.
1. Hughes/McDonnell Douglas/Boeing AH-64D/E Apache/Guardian, the most famous and most prolific of attack copters, has been the standard to beat since its first flight about 50 years ago as a result of continuous development and upgrades.
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The structure of aircraft has changed enormously over the last century, with most changes being made to aeronautical engineering. Almost every aspect of creating and designing an aircraft has changed. Changes have been made to aerodynamics, engineering, navigation aids, interior fittings and structural design. The first successful flight conducted by the Wright brothers was powered by a small light engine that wouldn’t weigh down the structure of the aircraft itself. The first jet engine, a heavier type of engine, was created and used during WWII. Since then, the structure of the aircraft has completely changed and is still changing today.
The first aircraft were designed with wire braced structures. Every component of the aircraft including the wings to the frame were constructed of wire. The plane was designed with a biplane construction and included lightweight materials such as bamboo and spruce. The era of these aircraft lasted until the 1930’s until metal structure aircrafts started dominating the market. During the 1930’s most planes were constructed with thin metal sheets and were manufactured to a monoplane design.
Today’s aircraft are mainly constructed using a semi-monocoque design. The creation of this smooth aerodynamic design was derived from the design of a yacht. The main advantage of this design is the wings being an active load-carrying member of the entire structure, instead of being an added load. This makes the entire structure multifunctional and less likely to require maintenance.
Novel designs are a design of the future. The concepts created for novel designs include only lightweight materials and are extremely fuel efficient. Researchers and aircraft experts predict it will be a long while before these concepts become a reality.
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UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), operating under United Technologies, is one of the world’s largest suppliers of aerospace and defense products. UTC develops, manufactures and delivers parts to some of the biggest names in the aerospace industry. As a premier Boeing parts supplier and Airbus parts supplier, UTC has been hit hard with increases in production rates demanded by these OEMs.
UTC’s CEO, Greg Hayes, said during the company’s first-quarter 2018 earnings call,
“At Pratt & Whitney we are at rate 55 with geared turbofan engines...and we have committed to take the rate up over the next couple of years. But for the second- and third-tier suppliers, I question if the sub-tiers really have enough capacity. If we are going to see big jumps in A320neo and 737 production rates, it will be a problem, so you will see big bottlenecks.”
One of UTC’s major issues with this increase is not just a shortage of available materials, but the company’s deficiency of skilled production personnel who are capable of handling orders of this magnitude. OEMs including Airbus and Boeing, and other UTC-related companies, are showing backlogs as long as seven years for narrowbodies, which will be a near-impossible feat to complete without a strong production team.
UTAS’s electronic systems are generating lower margins for new-generation aircraft than they do for older generation aircraft. The newer systems use fewer moving parts, making them more reliable overall, but less than expeditious. Recently, UTAS’s CEO stated the company is “very focused on lean manufacturing techniques to continue to take margins out as older aircraft are replaced by newer, lower-margin” ones.
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Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are the foundation for everything electronic. As we move further into a technology-dependent society, everything is becoming digitized- which in turn increases the demand for PCBs. According to TechNavio, a leading market research company, the worldwide PCB is forecasted to grow at a rate of 6.14 percent from 2017-2021; TechNavio reports that NIPPON MEKTRON, Zhen Ding Tech, TTM Technologies, and Unimicron are key PCBs parts suppliers.
A more recent trend in the PCB market is the addition of IoT devices. IoT, or “The Internet of Things,” is a network of physical devices that are embedded with electronics, sensors, software, actuators and connectivity capabilities that allow them to exchange data; simply put, it's basically just connecting powered devices to the Internet.
The popular trend of turning devices into “smart devices” is gaining fast development worldwide. TVs, cell phones, laptops, and cars have internet connectivity capabilities. This puts an unlimited realm of possibilities right at our fingertips. Vehicles that have PCB connections can be linked to other devices, such as smartphones, allowing them to unlock their vehicles, check electric car battery status, control interior climate, and track and lock their cars from remote locations. With recent increases in vehicle safety regulations, connected cars are becoming an increasingly popular commodity.
As printed circuit board types become more globally in demand, suppliers must remain vigilant in meeting customer expectations. Blundell Production Equipment, a UK-based leading supplier, and distributor of PCB parts is dedicated to remaining relevant in the industry and are ensuring a future of growth and expansion.
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Fastener Fair USA took place from April 11th-12th at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH. This event offered attendees an immersive look at the latest solutions and technology available on the market, catering towards manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and end users who are interested in gaining more knowledge of the fastener industry.
Some of the key events that took place were:
Management workshops – “Stress in the Workplace” by Christine Hunt, RD, LD, Health Director, Brighton-Best International; “Creating Your Own Brand” by Gail Friedberg, VP & Co-Owner, Zago Manufacturing Company; and “Guiding Millennials through Leadership” by Baron Yarborough, Director of Sales, Spring Bolt & Nut and President, Young Fastener Professionals.
Speed Networking Event, sponsored by Young Fastener Professionals – Allowed attendees to enhance their networking opportunities by connecting with like-minded, industry-connected individuals.
The “Looking into the Future of Space Technologies” session, presented by Dr. Andrew L. Gyekenyesi, associate chief scientist and research team manager at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland – This session offered attendees an introduction, overview, and partnering opportunities within Cleveland-based aerospace research organizations.
“Advancing Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Opportunities in the Demanding Supplier Market” by Gavin Brown, Executive Director, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association provided insight into the industry of aerospace fastener manufacturers. Brown spoke on the growing demand for aerospace fastener suppliers who can collaborate within a supply network to cut costs without reducing profit margins.
Fastening 101, presented by Laurence Claus, President of NNI Training and Consulting Inc. – An introduction to how fasteners are manufactured, the engineering behind them and other general fastener info.
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On this week's in-depth look, we are browsing our fiber optic cable selection and bringing you the best of the best. Below are the five best products that we found this week and a little bit about each one.
CozLink – 1000Base-SX SFP Transceiver Modules
This bad boy can pack a punch, and you shouldn’t underestimate it just because it costs a little less than the other ones out there. With 1.25Gb/s rates you can expect this guy to be able to handle anything you throw at it.
Amphenol Fiber Systems International – THDM Series mechanical transfer connector
The special thing this little guy can do is merge different fiber types into the same connector to create an easy bundle that can be applied to multiple applications.
Samtec – Firefly PCle Over Fiber
Samtec’s Firefly is made to limited the amount of power that is being flushed through the system while maximizing performance
TE Connectivity – Optical Flex Circuit
If you have always wanted a circuit that you can morph into whatever you want? This is your part. The Optical Flex can be manipulated so that it can be used in countless different environments and on countless different rigs.
Phoenix Contacts – Multimode Fiber Optic Patch Cable Phoenix Contacts makes sure it’s products meet all the industry requirements and standards, without blowing your entire bank account to do so. As you can see, there are a lot of different parts out there on the market and you are sure to find something that fits your current budget and needs.
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PennEngineering® has gotten rid of needing a welded down bolt thread be able to bolt something to the greater component. Introducing the microPEM® Flaring Standoff, that has revolutionized the way that a strong bolt type can be added to even the smallest of projects. Having a layer type design that allows it to be supported from the side that it is inserted through. Paring with materials that are .008”/0.2mm in size and materials such as stainless steel, plastics, metals, printed circuit board, and other hardness materials. These MSOFS standoffs are a one-time insertion to be able to be used to its full potential. With the innovative type of insert that this microPEM® creates, has been able to alter the way components are harnessed together.
Some hardware may not have the right threads to be able to attach certain components but with the microPEM® makes it all be possible. FasterWorld Inc. states that the primary purpose of the microPEM® is to be able to attach and/or space components in compact electronic assemblies.
With its unique capabilities, it has also been a prime solution for components uprising in the industry. Components that have great use for it are units such as automotive electronics, eReaders, laptops, smartphones, tablets, wearables, along with a variety of different range of handheld devices.
This only adds to the microPEM® fasteners distribution to be able to venture into newer industries for units requiring attachments with spaces. Being in accordance with the RoHS requirements automatically places them into a larger classification known as the mircoPEM®. The threads on the MSOFS are available in different configurations varying from #0-80/M1.
Penn Engineering fasteners have been in the industry since the year 1942 and continue to release newer innovations that can be the solution to any type of the joining of components.
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Norm Civata is a world renown Turkish fastener company that has successfully created a name for themselves from their unique design and configuration of the patent. Unique designs known such as the: NORMEST (NORM-Easy Self Tapping), NOW (NORM One Way), Fasti-NORM, and NORM-IFR have awarded them the heights to where they are today.
The company has learned to distribute its tasks to other branches and learned to join forces with sub dairy companies. Currently, the companies is fortunate to be able to employ 2,500 employees and counting. Norm is currently in various facilities throughout Turkey, Germany, and France. The Fastener company has five different marketing facilities that scatter through the listed countries while their nine production facilities are only located in Turkey.
Their large-scale production has begun increasing because of the exporting of products to other needing countries. Their products vary from different types of industries and can be you used on many applications. Their company’s potential is so wide that the company is able to provide customers with both sides, the female and the male configuration.
prevailing torque type hexagon nuts with non-metallic insert
hexagon nuts with flange
and special bushes
NORM research has taken pride in staying with the most efficient and productive manner in producing their fasteners. They have become the first Turkish company to incorporate the R&D Centre into their production creating a new generation of fasteners that increase vibrance resistance all while reducing stress on performing.
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Airbus and team have released what is pronounced to be one of the largest aircrafts in the aerospace industry known as the BelugaXL. Given its name by its unique design of the aircraft shaped like the head of beluga ocean mammal. The BelugaXL aircraft has been completed and released by the Airbus location that is located in Toulouse, France.
These transporting aircrafts will be used to transport large pieces of uncompleted aircrafts to other sites or locations worldwide. Airbus has facilities in other parts of the world such as their locations in the City of Toulouse, France, Germany, and Spain.
The BelugaXL design was heavily influenced by Airbus’ very own A330-200 jetliner. The head of BelugaXL’s programme clarifies that "many changes have been successfully designed, introduced into the aircraft and tested. Transforming an existing product into a super transporter is not a simple task.”
The beginning design was out of six initial designs that were voted on in the beginning of the year 2017 by Airbus production staff.
The Beluga Aircraft was considered when Airbus needed to fulfill transportation more efficiently at an increasing scale. This previous aircraft that Airbus would use to transport parts was the BelugaST aircraft with a payload only capable of transporting a single wing of an A350 XWB aircraft. By replacing the ST model the newer XL model will be able to transport both of A350 XWB aircraft wings at a time.
Before flight testing, the BelugaXL will be tested on the ground for engine security and other general checks to be able to qualify for aircraft certificates. These aircrafts are tested by hydraulic simulate systems that reenact turbulence and other natural occurrences the aircraft might face. The beginning of the entire BelugaXL programme commenced in the year 2014 and its steadily on its way to completion to date. For more information visit www.airbus.com
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