Advanced Simulation Techniques Drive Powertrain Design

Commercial vehicle designers are using a variety of simulation and validation tools as they attempt to find new ways to improve many aspects of vehicle design. Engineers are working with a growing number of tools and physical parameters as they attempt to add features and functions that often require close...

Russian Helicopters Successfully Develops Helicopter Ditching System

Specialists at Kazan Helicopters have completed testing of an Ansat light helicopter equipped with a ditching system or emergency flotation system (EFS). The Ansat’s ditching system is designed to save passengers and crewmembers in case of an emergency water landing. The system is now in the certification phase, after which...

J-10b Fighter Aircraft Debuts Chinese Thrust Vectoring Technology

A Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Group (Chengdu) twinjet J-10B multirole fighter equipped with a Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (Shenyang) WS-10G thrust vectoring turbofan engine made an aerial appearance during the airshow portion 2018 China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, China, confirming suspected thrust vectoring capability development of China’s WS-10 engine. The...

China to Require 7,400 New Aircraft Valued at $1t Through 2037

China will require more than 7,400 new passenger aircraft and freighters, with a total market value of $1,060 billion (U.S.) or $1.06 trillion, through 2037 to meet growing demands for mobility, including passenger and cargo transport, Airbus officials in Toulouse, France, predict. China represents more than 19 percent of the...

First Airbus A330-800 airliner goes airborne in maiden flight, enters flight test phase

The first Airbus A330-800 commercial jet, flight test aircraft MSN1888, took off today from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport on its maiden flight over southwestern France during which the aircraft performed dedicated flight-physics tests required for the variant. Experimental Test Pilots Malcolm Ridley and François Barre and Test-Flight Engineer Ludovic Girard manned the...