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posted in June 2012
Boeing Plans Second International Flight Using Biofuel
News 
6/21/2012  10 comments
Air China will help Boeing continue its testing of biofuel to power jets.
Airbus Delays Repair of Cracked A380 Wings
Engineering Materials 
6/19/2012  37 comments
Airbus has reportedly delayed making long-term repairs to the composite/metal wings of its A380 jet, which have developed hairline cracks due to materials and fastener mismatches.
Test Flights Start for Titanium-Blade Engine
News 
6/18/2012  5 comments
Pratt & Whitney recently started flight tests of its PurePower PW1200G engine family. Like other engines in the PurePower Geared Turbofan engine program, the PW1217G's fan blades incorporate titanium, not composites.
Virgin's SpaceShipTwo Gets Green Light for Powered Tests
Blog 
6/14/2012  13 comments
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo commercial spaceship, made primarily of carbon composites, has gotten an FAA experimental launch permit for rocket-powered, suborbital test flights.
Hardware & Software Suppliers Simplify Multicore Programming
Electronic News & Comment 
6/12/2012  11 comments
Hardware and software companies are responding to the growth of multicore processing with a new generation of programming tools.
Video: Boeing's Phantom Unmanned Aircraft Takes Flight
News 
6/11/2012  13 comments
Boeing's Phantom Eye drone achieved an altitude of 4,080 feet and a cruising altitude of 62 knots in its initial 28 minute flight.
Metals Still Rule in Lightweighting
Engineering Materials 
6/6/2012  16 comments
The biggest transportation lightweighting role in the near term will be played by high-performance metals such as aluminum and advanced high-strength steel, according to LUX Research.
Case of the Broken-Down Satellite
Sherlock Ohms 
6/4/2012  14 comments
At precisely 11:30 a.m. each day, the satellite earth station experienced channel noise alarms.




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