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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 ...

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 tempera...

GE Aviation Invests $4.3 Billion in American Manufacturing

Engineers at GE are hard at work on the company’s new GE9X jet engine. This behemoth of an engine is being developed for Boeing’s next generation passenger jet, the 777x. GE boasts that the engine itself is more powerful than the first manned space rocket and wider than the body of the 737. At this point the company is taking steps to start building specific components using additive manufa...

3 Industrial Industries Ready To Be Transformed By 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing or more commonly known as 3D printing is having a huge impact on nearly every industrial sector. Businesses are excited about its potential but the technology is still in its early stages when it comes to end-use products or components. However, the industries where it is already applicable, its redefining how products are manufactured. Below, we will dive into the three ...

NASA: Starting the New Year with a Blast

NASA is starting off the new year by testing a brand new combustion chamber for the development of their 3D printed engine. They will be ending 2016 with a fiery blast, in hopes of a successful step forward. NASA has been hard at work on putting together a complete 3D printed engine for years now and every new component brings them closer to perfecting this revolutionary technology. The ...

Trump Talks Aerospace Military Contracts With Boeing and Lockheed Martin CEO’s

On Wednesday president-elect Donald Trump met with both chief executives of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., two of the nation’s largest defense contractors. Two weeks prior, Donald Trump publicly shared his disapproval about the cost of some military contracts. Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing’s CEO and Lockheed’s, Marillyn Hewson, meeting took place at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida ...

Aerospace Technology: NASA Successfully Tests New Engine

As time moves forward there is an increased demand for products and services that are more efficient and cost effective. One industry that is constantly striving to make these kinds of technologies available is the aerospace industry. NASA is an extremely important part of these innovations and has officially announced the successful test of a brand new jet engine design that could revolutionize ...

Trump Sets His Sights On Lockheed’s F-35 Program

The U.S. President-elect, Donald Trump has his sights set on the aerospace industry calling out yet another manufacturer for excessive costs. In a Tweet sent out on Monday, Donald Trump makes a pass at the F-35 program stating, “The F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th.”.  reut.rs/2hm71vX ...

Solar Impulse: Working Together to Make a Green Future

Solar Impulse Foundation is the company behind the Solar Impulse 2, the first completely solar powered plane  has launched their answer to the clean energy problem. The World Alliance for Clean Technologies was announced at this years COP22, which is the climate change conference the United Nations holds every year. This initiative’s main goal is to build a conglomerate of organizations ...

Amazing Step Forward In Aerospace Manufacturing

Aerospace manufacturing has taken some impressive strides forward in recent years. We’ve seen some interesting developments such as additive manufacturing technology making its way toward the main stage of airplane development and dramatically more fuel efficient aircraft flying through the skies. However this recent breakthrough has some incredible promise for the future of flight but can also ...