The Dutch roll is an undesired phenomenon faced by propeller and jet engine aircraft alike, often causing an out-of-phase combination of yaw and roll movements that cause the tail structure to wag while rocking side to side. The Dutch roll motion typically results from a weaker positive directional stability as compared to the positive lateral stability, meaning that the restoring yaw motion will lag behind the restoring roll motion. This causes a slidelip to be generated in the opposite direction, reversing the process. As a phenomenon that all pilots want to avoid for efficient and smooth flight, aircraft of all types have introduced what is known as a yaw damper to their assembly.

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Simply put, a glider is an unpowered aircraft, or an aircraft without an engine. Although many of the same design, aerodynamic, and piloting factors that apply to powered aircraft also apply to gliders, the lack of an engine inevitably changes a great deal about how gliders work. There are many different types of gliders. For the purposes of this blog, we will cover how sailplanes work.

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An airplane fairing is any structure on an aircraft with the primary purpose of producing a smooth exterior and reducing drag. These structures serve as covers for gaps and spaces between parts of an aircraft, helping to reduce form drag, interference drag, and improve the aircraft cosmetically. Fairings are found on the fuselage, cockpit, elevator, stabilizers, cowlings, rudder, landing gear, wings, and more. As they perform an important function on so many parts of an aircraft, it’s no surprise that fairings are in high demand. This blog will analyze how the fairings market performed in 2019 and provide some insight into what the next five years might hold.

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On a standard aircraft, there are many types of antenna that may be located on the belly of the fuselage, the nacelle, or other various areas. Each have different functionalities as well, whether they are for communication or GPS locating. Nevertheless, antennas are very important for the optimal functionality of aircraft, and as their uses grow, so do their demand.

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Like all industries, the aviation and aerospace sector continues to see change and new developments, with the global in-service fleet expected to grow by 3.9 percent. Here are seven major trends for the aviation industry in the upcoming year.

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Radio communication with aircraft control is crucial for any aviator to safely and precisely navigate the skies. Because of this need, aircraft are fitted with radio equipment and a variety of antennas depending on their frequency band. Different aircraft require different antenna, with each having its own characteristics, applications, and location on the aircraft. This blog will explain the basics of aircraft antenna and a few of the radio communication systems in place today.

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During WWII, when the need for aerospace and defense components was immense, the various supply chains struggled to keep up with demand. The problem stemmed from the fact that there was no formal classification system for components. If the military needed a component such as a fastener sourcing was confusing as, depending on the manufacturer, the fastener would have a different name. This also led to further supply problems such as discrepancies in supply. In one location there would be a surplus of fasteners, but in another location there was a deficit. In response to these sourcing issues, the U.S Department of Defense created the NSN system.

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Rolls-Royce and Liebherr-aerospace Lindenberg GmbH have set a record for the world’s most powerful gearbox, with a total of 70,000 horsepower. With the power of about 400 family carts at full throttle. They accomplished this only months after they started testing it in May. This aerospace gearbox will be used for the UltraFan engine, assisting in making it more efficient with the use of increased endurance and reliability. This gearbox is so powerful, it can transmit more power than an entire grid of Formula 1 cars when running at full power.

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State run Aviation company, Aviation Industry Corporation of China has created what is known as the AG-600 “amphibian” sea plane. The AG-600 also known as the Kunlong by its natives the aircraft initiates its first flight from land. The aircraft has full capability of departing from the large bodies of water. The process of creating such as unique aircraft took a process of approximately 7 years. Its main purpose is to be able to perform different variety of tasks such as sea rescues, firefighting and will be used as a law enforcement for Southern Chinas artificial islands.

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Airbus begins implementing their new models on a nonprofit air medical transportation service company found in Memphis, Tennessee. Hospital Wing, the nonprofit, begun to receive Airbus’ new model aircrafts the H130. Previously the Wings fleet consist of older models such as three EC130B4 and three H125 aircrafts.

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