Software is being designed to predict pending failures, warn pilots, and maybe even fly the plane.
Sonaca gave up its manual inspection methods in favor of a digital approach to save time- and money.
The use of fibers for aerospace gyroscope applications- notably inertial navigation and platform stabilization- is common now, but it was not always so.
SAE 100 Future look: As the propulsion industry looks to the future, the barriers remain challenging, the drivers more critical, but the innovations more promising.
SAE 100 Future look: Gas turbine machines-aviations, industrial, and vehicular- are versatile and cost-effective machines used for the provision of electricity, mechanical load power, and propulsion.
ASC's product and technology chief made his name at General Motors, but is now putting his mind to work for SAE.