An important point about FBW is that the loss of all flight control computers immediately renders the aircraft uncontrollable. Backups are necessary to compensate for such events. Most fly-by-wire systems incorporate redundant computers. Furthermore, mechanical and hydraulic backups sometimes provide the needed redundancy.
The team employed analytical and numerical methodologies to assess the design against the customer-defined requirements, including static and fatigue studies of the structure and its associated components. The team also provided procurement specifications for the off-the-shelf components, as well as detailed manufacturing specifications for those parts requiring manufacturing.
Three approaches for reducing the in-flight energy requirements of aircraft are discussed. These ideas consider deploying composites, creating higher gas turbine power densities, and building gas turbine engines with low NOx combustion gasses.
The overall impact of energy demand for aviation services is that energy requirements will outpace the in-flight features that are under development or are yet to be introduced. The technological developments of in-flight energy reductions are “grist for the mill,” as later improvements will call upon the lessons learned and configurations achieved to develop further novel configurations.
Portage la Prairie finds itself in a nexus of agricultural opportunities. The aerospace industry is trying hard to manage carbon emissions with a growing passenger demand. Part of that industry’s mitigation efforts are focused on better gas turbine engines or improved aircraft designs. These improvements, however, only reduce carbon emissions to a limited extent. A more holistic and long-term view needs to be taken.
Variable-camber control of the wing for drag reduction throughout the flight mission using existing control surfaces can provide the ability to realize modest operational savings. Variable camber is considered ideal for future aircraft because the concept calls for a complete redesign of the wing from largely a static piece to an ever-adjusting aircraft component.
Bombardier, the renowned Canadian aerospace manufacturer, is spearheading a revolution with its groundbreaking creation: the Blended Wing EcoJet. This visionary concept can potentially redefine the future landscape of private aviation on multiple fronts
Pratt & Whitney Canada announced on Oct 11, 2023 that it had achieved its 200th Engine Type Certification for the PW127XT-L Regional Turboprop.
The USAF announced a major project for developing a Piloted Blended Wing Body (BWB) Demonstrator on August 16, 2023.
The BWB design differs from the traditional tube-and-wing aircraft in that the BWB blends the aircraft body into its high-aspect-ratio wing, decreasing aerodynamic drag by at least 30% and providing additional lift
Aerodynamic technology continues to progress and develop new designs for airplanes and wings, each with significantly reduced drag. One new technology that has made more recent progress is Laminar Flow Control. There are several forms of Laminar Flow Control (LFC)...