Ericsson Gets Selected For a Global- In-Flight Network Operator

Panasonic Avionics has taken the initiative to choose Ericsson to be the next generation brand that is going to take over the aviation and multiple markets when it comes to connectivity services and networking. In the past few years airlines have been slowly enabling Wi-Fi connectivity available on board for crew members and passengers. This has been slowly becoming available to some airplanes but not all. Eventually all airplanes will have either 2G, 3G, LTE or Wi-Fi connectivity. Internet connection is becoming a necessity in today’s world, what a thousand men couldn’t do a hundred years ago one man can do today and this because of how technologically advanced we have become. Aviation connectivity services is definitely on the rise today and we can already see it some of the new cars that have these services available. Soon not only airplanes will have internet connection but every car or vehicle that is moving will have some type of internet connection.

Ericsson is definitely looking forward to embark on this journey to make global connectivity a possibility and this is possible through Panasonic Avionics and AeroMobile because they are going to play an important role in this and will be in a long term business relationship with Ericsson. Physicists predict that in the future the internet will be spread everywhere just like electricity is spread everywhere now, information will simply be flowing everywhere like power is flowing everywhere now. This contact between Ericsson and Panasonic Avionics is one step closer to this prediction where information is going to be accessible at 30,000 feet above sea level.

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Engine Data is the best way to enhance the health and performance the airplane engines, every company that designs and manufacturers engines has to face the reality of their product and how it performs from every angle. Engine data can be of great value because it shows the results for performance of an engine in real life where every bit of details can be recorded and seen by experts and engineers in order to make an effort to enhance their design in the future. Teledyne Controls and GE Aviation have agreed to join partnership in order to monitor engine health data. Originally engine data had to be measured or received in a lab with the engine running in a controlled environment. However, now and thanks to technology they are able to measure the engine data wirelessly in real time and while the aircraft is flying. This allows the engineers to measure real time and real event measurements.

Engine health data is being taken to whole another level according to Teledyne Controls and that’s because the capacity of taking this data is being changed, according to Willie Cecil, the director of business development, health monitoring always had a limit of few hundred bytes and that is not much. Also, the technology that used to gather this data was not up to date with what we have today. Engine data has been transferred by ACARS which is a limited access because of limited bandwidth. On the other hand, using Teledyne’s GroundLink original technology creates a higher bandwidth and continuous data reception during short and long flight hours available for technicians and engineers to see.

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Pratt & Whitney pay per hour maintenance program

Pratt & Whitney who are Canada innovators are ready to launch they maintenance program which is pay per hour maintenance program. It is called the leading-edge eagle service plan. It is mainly tailored to PT6A customer. Each plan is different and it depends on the airplane and the distance where it is at. It optimizes different plans. All their plans are cost effective which makes them even more appealing and more user friendly. This can save many a lot of money for the long term run. Therefore, many people are using it and many are willing to pay extra to be able to have their one on one service.

Some of the different plans that they have are one is the especially for you PT engine plane. This plan provides the first hours of coverage for free only to customers of new PT S engine powered aircraft. The other plan is an enhancement plan to P7W current ESP plan offering. This enables customers to apply their ESP plan investment. This is mainly for customers that are already enrolled in the service. It allows customers to select a new engine plan for the same model they have. Finally, the third plan is called the eagle service plan which is an engine maintenance service plan there is a fixed monthly fee and where operators have different level of operation to pay. There are different levels of coverage.

With these plans and great opportunities Pratt& Whitney are leading the aerospace and are shaping the future of the aviation industry. The Vice president Satheesh kumar Kumarasingam said

“We’ve proven the bottom-line value of the ESP plan to thousands of customers as a unique solution that delivers a planned approach to OEM-backed engine maintenance. And we continue to innovate our maintenance coverage options with the launch of new and enhanced programs. Today’s announcement is a testament to the program’s ongoing evolution in delivering comprehensive pay-per-hour coverage.”

Even their president is excited to announce their new plan. Which is the best plan for any aircraft repair and aircraft maintenance.

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In modern days many more people are travelling, some travel to explore the world and some people travel or basically fly for work reasons. The main point is that many people are flying and are using airplanes and different airport service. Many don’t know what goes behind scenes and many do not realize what really happens at an airport. So this blog is made to inform people with 5 interesting airport facts:

  1. Airport make A LOT of money… from parking:

Parking and transportation contribute to 41% of the total revenue that the airport makes. This is crazy because that’s almost half of the revenue that an airport makes is from parking itself. No wonder parking is so expensive. Most of the time airports take advantage of customers and use them to make extra cash by maintaining a high parking and transportation fee.

  1. The TSA is under a lot of testing.

It is shocking enough that TSA is under a microscope, yet another shocking point was that the TSA gets tested using volunteer from the airport employees. They use different employees from time to time and they make them go under the TSA screener. Often times they attach products to the consumer’s belt and prohibited substances to verify and check if the TSA screener can detect it.

  1. When bird strikes happen, they get sent to the Smithsonian

DNA must be sent from every bird the flocks around, it can be feathers, bird guts or both, depending on the state of the animal they are found in. This is done to be able to verify and intensity the species of the bird.

  1. Record keeping is intense

This might be somewhat obvious, but its not just normal record keeping, they have dozens of are binders that are filled with A LOT of papers, some are updated on regular basis.

  1. It is complicated to expand an Airport

It is not as easy as one thinks. Expanding an airport is a challenge. Many things must be taken into considerations, it also required a lot of money. Also finding aircraft parts supplier is challenging.

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Rolls-Royce conducted the first test for its Power GearBox (PGB) at its facility in Germany. The beginning of PBG testing has marked an important step for Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan engine as it has been two whole years since the design for the UltraFan was first released. The PGB is an essential part of the fan’s infrastructure and efficiencies. It will enable the engine to provide power that reaches 100,000HP during aircraft take-off, landing, and during flight.

So far, the PBG has been tested in low speeds and low pressures. These set of tests have proved that its rig dynamics and oils systems function accordingly.

The PBG has been scheduled to undergo more testing for the rest of the year that will showcase just how well it does under all types of conditions including, low-power, various pitches and roll angles at high-speed combinations, and at different altitudes.

After this phase of testing in complete, the PGB will be tested to its full power and the entire project should be finalized by 2025. Compared to the first generation of Rolls-Royce Trent engine, this Ultra-Fan engine will deliver an even lower burn efficiency with lower emission, a CTI System that will reduce weight, a heat resistant ceramic matrix, and a geared design that will deliver power even during high-thrust. Together, these new features will allow this UltraFan engine to have a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency. To make this possible, Rolls-Royce partnered with Liebherr-Aerospace. They developed the capabilities available for the new PGB Power Rig.

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Boeing released its Biennial World Air Cargo Forecast at the International Air Cargo Association Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition in Paris this October. The model shows the company’s prediction for air cargo traffic over the next 20 years. Boeing’s forecast is more than optimistic despite the “below-trend” growth the air cargo market has experienced in the last several years. Boeing estimates the air cargo traffic rate will increase by 4.2% annually. To meet market demand by 2035, 930 new freighters are needed as well as 1,440 converted freighters.

The confidence in air cargo growth comes from an increase in trade due to an expanding e-commerce market. By 2020, internet transactions will reach $3.6 trillion in revenue. China projects its express market to grow by 55% in volume and 39% in revenue within the next 5 years. Overall, the markets connected to Asian countries are predicted to account for most of the air cargo growth.

Currently, Boeing produces 90% of the world’s freighters and products, and the positive expectations will increase the demand for their products and services. Approximately 550 large, 380 medium widebody, 400 widebody conversion, and 1,040 medium conversion freighters are needed to meet this demand. Boeing has engineered these carriers to be used for either express cargo or industrial goods. Boeing’s merchandise lineup includes carriers that are more than capable and reliable, and that continue to push Boeing as leaders of the industry.

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Airforce ONE 747 coming to an end

As of 2018 flight 747 the original Jumbo Jet Is not going to be served as the main Air force but a modernized version of it will start to serve as the next air force one. Many people think it is the end for this amazing jet. This jet was first flown away in 1969. It has a beautiful history behind it that many people are sad to see it stop production. Many people still view this as the one of the largest planes. It’s said that it is marvelous to be seen in real life. Many people are shocked to how big it is when viewed in person. For example, John F Pearson described it as “exciting plane, even awesome and majestic” he also said “stand near the rear of 47 and you have to bend your head back to see the top of its tail, which is just as high as five story building” this description of this plane makes me even sad to see it come to an end. 747 has been functioning for over 47 years and many people are sad to see it go but at the same time many are trying to enjoy the last moments that is still hanging on.

747 held on the title of the biggest airliner for almost 4 decades. And this is another reason why many people are sad to see it go. It holds a long history. Examples of airlines that have purchased the latest 747 are Korean Air, Air China, Cathy Pacific, and All Nippon Airways Also. The US air force had chosen to serve in their Air Force.

Boeing decided this big decision because they felt like in recent years the airlines has shifted to smaller, two engine aircraft and this is mainly to save on fuel costs. Therefore 747 has not been making a lot of profit and its shares have been dropping in most recent years.

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Avianca Devleops Drones for Airliners

Avianca, the Latin American carrier has announced that they are in the process of internally developing an autonomous drone to inspected grounded aircraft for the damages that are caused by bird strikes and lightning. Avianca plans to internally develop the drone and navigation system with a provision schedule of fully launching operations for next year. Jose Ospina, the maintenance engineer for Star Alliance carrier revealed that while other airlines have partnered with drone makers, Avianca is taking it upon themselves to make this happen.

A quad-rotor drone equipped with a GoPro camera and unshrouded blades was developed for maintenance inspection applications by Avianca and Ospina himself demonstrated a prototype of the flying drone while during a press tour on September 28th of a newly debuted maintenance hangar in Rionegro, Columbia. Ospina navigated the prototype drone using a hand controller with a wireless link. Ospina says the final version of the navigational system will be completely autonomous with each of the four rotors to be shielded by a protective shroud from the blades causing the damage. Furthermore, Avianca is developing a system that utilizes ultrasonic beacons for a 3D view of the environment and the software that runs the drone will use a geometric model in order to determine the location of the aircraft relative to itself.

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To stay caught up with the mile-long Fort Worth assembly line, the Defense Department is contributing large amounts of money towards the F-35 Lightening II program. Orlando Carvalho is the Lockheed executive vice president of aeronautics. He has mentioned a large contribution almost amounting to 1 billion dollars. During a speech to the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Carvalho mentioned that the reimbursement came shortly after discussing contracts regarding the 149 fighters. Cash amount was leading to a tough finish for the aircraft since they have been self-funding until the reimbursement came through, now cash is less of a hardship, thanks to the Defense Department. The Cost of the aircraft is higher in price due to the software it contains. However, there has been talk that they are having complications with the existing software.

A goal that is trying to be completed by Fort Worth is to bring the amount of the software pricing to a lower minimum. A spokesman named Joe DellaVedova, who represents the Pentagon F-35 program expresses, says that the money given was to ensure support until a deal is made that will benefit the U.S. services and international partners. DellaVedova also mentions that the money that was funded to the aircraft was in the middle of being transferred when the received Fort Worth’s earning call. F-35 is known for having an undefinitized contract, meaning that work can begin while processing of the reimbursement. 379 billion dollars hits the record of costly payments for the weapons system in the past of Pentagon history. A promotion is occurring in Lockheed costing 1.2 billion dollars, resulting in 1,500 addition employees by the end of 2017. The additional staff will consist mainly of assembly-line workers and some supporting staff. Thankfully, the software has reached an outstanding performance and Fort Worth could not feel greater about their improvements on avionics and mission systems. The aircrafts operations are all-embracing.

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Airbus delivers its first U. S. produced Aircraft to American Airlines

In Alabama, the French aerospace group has now manufactured a new aircraft the A321 and has delivered it to American Airlines. Since newly received by American Airlines, while being the first airbus produced in the US it took its beginning flight this April.

At the beginning of last September, they opened the facility that was worth over $600m. They expected to produce at least 4 aircrafts a month by the end of next year.

For now, the company’s intentions are to deliver its family aircraft the A320, with of course its current engine option, from the Mobile-based plant. They also want to aim to start transitioning to new engine options by the end of next year. While offering more styles other than the family aircraft and different engines, it broadens the countries and customers Airbus will have in numerous countries.

Bob Lekites, the executive vice-president of the Airbus Americas states: "The relationship between American Airlines and Airbus is a long and successful collaboration to provide the most modern, fuel-efficient aircraft for both of our customers. American Airlines already operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and the largest A321 fleet. With this delivery, we are adding a very special aircraft to those already sporting the American livery - an Airbus aircraft built here in the US."

The Airbus Company has manufacturing facilities in cities and countries such as Alabama, Germany, France and China at the moment. While all of this is taking place, the company delivered its first aircraft built in the US to the company JetBlue. Since they are now coming to the Americas, there are many more opportunities for them to expose the new aircraft to different companies.

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