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March 12, 2018

FLYING THE EMBRAER 190-E2

Improving the Breed

DEFENSE

RUSSIAN ROULETTE

VERTICAL FLIGHT

eVTOL Gains Momentum in Mainstream Rotorcraft World

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FLYING THE EMBRAER 190-E2

Improving the Breed

Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil When Embraer designed its second-generation E-Jet E2 commercial aircraft family, it had to keep in mind two main criteria crucial for pilots. It needed a high degree of cockpit commonality to ease the transition for the large pool of E-Jet E1 pilots.

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DEFENSE

RUSSIAN ROULETTE

Washington Russian President Vladimir Putin’s dramatic unveiling of a phalanx of new ballistic, cruise and hypersonic missiles may be alarming, but it is confirmation of what U.S. government and military officials have long known—that the U.S. lead in these areas is eroding.

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VERTICAL FLIGHT

eVTOL Gains Momentum in Mainstream Rotorcraft World

Las Vegas Urban air mobility and electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) vehicles turned out to be a major talking point at this year’s Heli-Expo convention here, where the coming wave appears to be welcomed rather than feared by established helicopter manufacturers.

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InsideMRO Avionics

Safety First

Avionics upgrades and emerging technologies focus on improving situational awareness

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

READY TO BUILD

Los Angeles Incredibly, it was almost a quarter of a century ago that Boeing program managers described the impending convergence of parts for construction of the first 777 at Everett, Washington, as an “aluminum avalanche.” Fast forward to 2018 and, while the avalanche contains a far larger proportion of composite materials this time, the scene is being repeated as Boeing prepares to assemble the first new-generation 777-9.

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TECHNOLOGY

UK's Magma UAV To Demonstrate Flapless Fluidic Flight Control

Manchester, England flight-test program this spring will attempt to prove that supersonic air bled from an engine can provide directional control equivalent to conventional flying surfaces. The program also is aimed at investigating the potential of using exhaust vectoring to replace vertical tails.

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InsideMRO Workforce

Going the Distance

How Distance learning is evolving to meet MRO training needs

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DEFENSE

Boeing's Play for the MQ-25 'Stingray'

Washington On the tarmac of St. Louis’ historic Lambert Field, the future of aircraft carrier aviation may be taking shape. Phantom Works, Boeing’s shadowy advanced prototyping group, has painted part of the tarmac to resemble the flight deck of a carrier.

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InsideMRO Engineered

No-Fault APUs

MRO providers try to extend predictive maintenance programs to APUs

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InsideMRO Workforce

Staffing Up

Washington state helping aerospace to find and train employees needed for expansion

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