In recent years, the aerospace industry has been facing constant upward growth. Within the United States, aviation is considered one of the quickest growing industries and has a market growth trend of around 14% a year. The United States is not alone in this, as the industry is seeing growth across the globe, including both the commercial and defense sectors. Because of this, it is no surprise to see the aircraft turbocharger market thriving right alongside it.


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Aircraft fasteners are a necessary part in a vast array of commercial aircraft, military aircraft, missiles, rockets, and a variety of other aerospace machinery. While fasteners are a seemingly small, insignificant part, they have a great effect on the functionality and efficiency of an aircraft. Consistency and effectiveness are achieved only through expert measuring, alignment, and installation. To meet the strenuous requirements of the aerospace industry, fasteners must be planned, engineered, and implemented diligently. Proper, precise fitting of fasteners can eliminate the need for other materials, shedding weight and helping an aircraft thrive.


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Antennas come in many shapes and sizes depending on their intended use. Depending on the transmitter and receiver they connect to, installation and maintenance are essential to ensure they’re connecting correctly. There are a few things that airborne antennas specifically need to be airworthy. They need to be mechanically secure considering how much wind resistance it will be encountering. They also have to be electronically matched to the receiver and transmitter, be out of interference and in an optimal location to receive transmissions and be synced or polarized to the ground station it receives transmissions from.


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When getting ready to take off, most passengers are impatient to get going. They don’t realize how much work goes into preparing them for takeoff. In fact, it’s pretty mind-boggling how much work goes into preparing for a single flight. The cabin crew usually arrive 30-45 minutes before takeoff in order to organize every aspect of the flight: safety, catering, boarding, and announcements.


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Earlier in September, Northrop Grumman, Duke University, and University of Washington announced that they will be partnering to develop metamaterial-based antennas specifically for use with military aircraft platforms.


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