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Will Automated Inspection Change Aerospace Manufacturing?

We’ve seen tremendous increases in automation in aerospace manufacturing, and aerospace 4.0 techniques to integrate CAD designs with automated work cells have changed the nature of how components from engine blades to landing gear are built.   The next step in that...

Panasonic Avionics Unveils Third Generation Satellite Communications Network

At the Las Vegas CES, Panasonic Avionics Corporation introduced a "major evolution of its satellite connectivity service" with the introduction of its third generation communications network. The company's PR states that its third generation network is built to meet...

GE’s additive journey

Near the year end, we had an opportunity to visit GE Aviation’s Additive Technology Center in Cincinnati. It was an eye-opening experience. The progress the company has made in developing this technology is remarkable. The visit left us in no doubt that GE will deploy...

ViaSat update on airline connectivity

We had a brief conversation with Don Buchman, ViaSat's VP Commercial Mobility. What is the state of the US airline industry connectivity? The industry is almost fully outfitted. This makes it the highest concentration worldwide. But we are moving to "second gen",...