day : 27/02/2017 2 results

Lockheed Martin: On The Quest For A Quiet Supersonic Jet

Supersonic passenger jets are soon to be flying above our heads once again thanks to NASA and Lockheed Martin’s work on Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) X-Plane. This jet is currently seeing its first wind tunnel tests at NASA’s Glenn Research center in Cleveland. Lockheed was chosen last March by NASA to build a manned demonstrator aircraft that would make supersonic air travel quiet enough to fly over land. After eleven months of hard work the engineers at Lockheed are testing ...

CMCs and the Modern Aerospace Industry: General Electric Takes a LEAP Forward

General Electric Aviation is working on developing a ‘blueprint’ to help improve the production of industrialized ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). CMCs are a breakthrough materials technology, utilized in manufacturing of jet engines. The amazing thing about this material is that they can be made as strong as metal but are much lighter while also being able to withstand much higher temperatures. GE Aviation is working on creating a better way to produce these CMCs because the company ...