As a sign that the first flight just may be on track for the fourth quarter, Boeing is now testing the landing wheel assembly of the 787. This stage is significant because wheels down and stowed away during flight involves integration of power, electronics, avionics, plane structure and hydraulics. The testing is initiated by an operator (and eventually, the pilots) who swings them up and down from the cockpit controls. Click on the picture in the Gallery below. Credit: Boeing
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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