3D-Druck, oder besser, Additive Manufacturing, entwickelt sich gerade rasant vom “Spielzeug” zur ernsthaften Anwendung. Eine solche ist die Verwendung von damit hergestellten Bauteilen in der Luftfahrt. Dabei nützt man vor allem die damit herstellbaren filigraneren (“bionischen”) Formen aus; die Einsparung von Gewicht bei gleichbleibender Stabilität ist extrem relevant in der Luftfahrt. Im Gespräch mit Sebastian Schäfer und Michael Sillus betrachten wir in dieser Episode die Forschungs- und Entwicklungsaktivitäten von Airbus auf diesem Gebiet.
During his career in the Royal Air Force, Dave Gledhill has been flying as a navigator in the Tornado ADV. After his career he wrote a book about this airplane, and its (not always problem-free) introduction into service with the RAF. In this episode we talk about the airplane, about his flying, about some of the challenges during its development and introduction into service, and how they were overcome to make the F.3 a capable interceptor after all.
This is my report from Farnborough International Airshow 2016. The episode contains 13 short interviews, as listed below. I had an absolute blast in Farnborough, especially because I met the APG crew and participated in the epic live recording of APG 229.
This is the first of several episodes from my trip to Airbus Toulouse: we cover flight testing of the A350. We have two guests. First, we speak with Peter Chandler, a test pilot at Airbus, about envelope expansion, the relationship between simulation and the real airplane, and test flying in general. Our second guest is Pascal Verneau, a test flight engineer. We discuss his role in flight testing, as well as some special equipment installed in (some of) the testing aircraft.
In this episode we get a peek into how OHB System AG in Bremen develops satellites — mostly based on the Galileo navigation satellites. We speak with Christian Pauly about systems engineering, with Mathias Tausche about manufacturing and integration, with Andreas Wortmann about the software on the satellites, and with Ingo Engeln about the company as a whole.