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Article ID: 711887

Penn State Aerospace Engineering Head Appointed to FAA Aircraft Certification Review Committee

Penn State College of Engineering

Amy R. Pritchett, professor and head of aerospace engineering at Penn State, was recently named one of six experts by U.S Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to serve on a U.S. Department of Transportation Special Committee that will review how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies aircraft.

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24-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711536

Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia announced today the formation of Autonomy New Mexico, a national academic research coalition whose mission is to create artificially intelligent aerospace systems.

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18-Apr-2019 7:00 AM EDT
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    8-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710817

Projection system to study insect vision could lead to new navigational aids

University of Alabama Huntsville

Development of a virtual reality-like projection system to study insect vision could eventually provide the U.S. Air Force with a new type of navigation system.

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4-Apr-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 710867

Delta secures top spot in 29th Annual Airline Quality Rating

Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Delta Air Lines is No. 1, and JetBlue is No. 2, according to the 29th annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR), released today, Monday, April 8. The AQR is the most comprehensive study of performance and quality of the largest airlines in the United States. The rating is a multifactor examination of the airlines based on mishandled baggage, consumer complaints, on-time performance and involuntary denied boardings.

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8-Apr-2019 3:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710638

Upcoming Airline Quality Rating to Reveal Best U.S. Carriers

Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The 29th annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR), the longest running and most comprehensive study of the performance quality of the largest airlines in the United States, will be announced via a nationally distributed news release on Monday, April 8, at 3:01 a.m. EDT.

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3-Apr-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710354

How to Ice-Proof the Next Generation of Aircraft

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

To prevent ice formation and subsequent drag on aircraft during flight, current systems utilize the heat generated by burning fuel, but these high-temperature, fuel-dependent systems cannot be used on the proposed all-electric, temperature-sensitive materials of next-generation aircraft. As some scientists search for new anti-icing methods, some have taken a different approach. They’ve published evidence in Physics of Fluids showing that equipment important in controlling landing and takeoff can double-up as icing control. It depends on plasma actuators.

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1-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710128

SUSU Works with Materials for Aerospace, Electric Power, and Military Industries

South Ural State University

One key area of development in metallurgy today is the creation of new materials with especially high density, which can be used in the aerospace, aviation, military, and electric power industries. Researchers from South Ural State University are working with materials that are promising for all of these fields.

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25-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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    24-Mar-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 710020

More Efficient Satellite Launch Platform on the Horizon

University of Sydney

As part of a global industry research project, combustion experts from the University of Sydney’s School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering are one step closer to developing a more efficient and cost-effective access to space platform for satellite launches.

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21-Mar-2019 10:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709754

Student steps in to help Airbus with last-minute project need

Wichita State University

Having direct access to students’ talent and skills is a huge part of why Airbus Americas moved to the Wichita State University campus two years ago. One of those opportunities for collaboration played out perfectly this winter when Airbus officials in the research and technology department needed a last-minute artistic rendering for an airplane seat under development.

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19-Mar-2019 1:00 AM EDT

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