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Pylons mount engines onto airframes and are a highly-engineered part as they must bear the load of the engine and its thrust.
The Structural and Dynamic Test Facility at Brough is BAE Systems' center of excellence for structural testing, responsible for providing evidence that airframes meet the design requirements for structural strength and durability.
Finmeccanica's helicopter unit AgustaWestland has taken delivery of the first complete Future Lynx airframe from GKN.
In Mojave, the first racing plane's airframe was recently delivered to XCOR for the installation of its liquid oxygen and kerosene-fueled engine.
Airframe tests include airframe/drive system/rotor stability and development; power plant and airframe structure performance; load and vibration limits; drive system torsion stability; fuel, fire detection and extinguishing systems; maximum and minimum temperature monitoring plus heat and cooling surveys; icing systems development; engine inlet distortion; ground and air resonance; and radar cross section testing.
An overweight airframe results in decreased passenger capacity, reduced range and reduced weapons payload and could ultimately lead to the cancellation of aircraft programs.
By changing from different helicopters to one common airframe modified to fit mission requirements, many training obstacles vanish.
Astech will be merged into GKN Aerospace Chemtronics, which already supplies airframes to the F22 fighter programme in the US.
ENGINEERING group GKN bolstered its aerospace business yesterday by landing the US airframe and engine products group Astech.
They looked at how the airframe designs of smart insect-eating bats relate to ecology and flight capability, in particular flight speed, foraging strategy, microhabitat use and mobility.
Before Rockwell delivered the last of its scheduled 100 BIB airframes, it offered the Air Force a deal on additional B-1B's at a substantially reduced cost.
Latest offering helps engineers capture and share product design data in a single master model to reduce errors and streamline manufacture of complex airframes and assemblies
The Department of Defense has assigned F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for airframes and engines for the European Region.
Aero Vodochody is a very important supplier for Sikorsky and its work on the S-76 helicopter airframes has continued to excel, year over year.
Operating the oldest aircraft in the Navy, HC-2 periodically rotates its airframes through Bahrain in order to keep the fatigue life constant among its aging fleet of helicopters.
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