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30 May, 2014

J VanDomelen Learjets have been garnering attention for decades, and Bombardier Aerospace’s new Learjet 85 business jet is no different in that regard. It is novel in a number of ways, however, including the engineering workflow in which it was designed and developed. Bombardier Aerospace engineers employed a complete digital development process for the Learjet 85 aircraft’s electrical distribution system. In fact, … Read More

Engineer, Electrical Wiring Interconnection System, EWIS, Technology, Military, Bombardier, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, Capital FormboardXC, Mil-Aero, Aerospace, Milaero, Geek, Hardware, Learjet 85, Capital HarnessXC, Mentor, Capital Logic

30 May, 2014

J VanDomelen Last month, the aviation community was buzzing about the Learjet 85 business jet from Bombardier Aerospace, as it made its first flight. Aviation enthusiasts, including this mil/aero geek, are still talking about Bombardier engineers’ novel approach to the aircraft’s design and development. On 9 April 2014 at 8:19 am CST, the Learjet 85 flight test vehicle one (FTV1) took off from Wichita-Mid Continent … Read More

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28 May, 2014

J VanDomelen Not long ago, and virtually the entire time this military and aerospace (mil/aero) geek was growing into adulthood, the word “Learjet” was used interchangeably with the phrase “business jet”. Now aviation geeks (avgeeks) simply use the term “bizjet” but “Learjet” has been synonymous with private, luxury aircraft for decades. Historians even credit Learjet as having helped to establish Wichita, Kansas, … Read More

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27 May, 2014

J VanDomelen Aerospace is a robust and growing market, with civil aviation leading the charge. Industry pundits anticipate increased, and even potentially record, growth in commercial aviation—while military aviation is largely stagnant and general aviation, including business jets (bizjets), starting to emerge from a period of stagnation. What’s happening in the bizjet community? Something that hasn’t been … Read More

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27 May, 2014

J VanDomelen Civil aviation is hot, and it is only getting hotter. As the middle class continues to grow in emerging markets, including nations such as China and India, more people and more goods than ever before are flying. Growth in passenger and cargo transport is driving demand for new aircraft, and airframe manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer, and others are actively filling … Read More

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30 Apr, 2014

J VanDomelen In the military aircraft market, “the sky is not falling; we are just experiencing erosion and the effects of sequestration, budgets, and politics,” described Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at Teal Group Corp., during his keynote—“Back in Black: Aviation/Defense Industry Overview and Forecast”—at Mentor Graphics’ Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF). The past few years have seen … Read More

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30 Apr, 2014

J VanDomelen At Mentor Graphics’ Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF), Teal Group Vice President of Analysis Richard Aboulafia provided a snapshot of the military and aerospace (mil/aero) market in his a keynote presentation, “Back in Black: Aviation/Defense Industry Overview and Forecast.” Aboulafia provided the following insights: -          New aircraft deliveries reached $170 billion in 2013. -          … Read More

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30 Apr, 2014

J VanDomelen It is an interesting time to be in the military and aerospace (mil/aero) community. The market has been marked by a wealth of alternating highs and lows, recessions and successes—and that’s just since the turn of the century. Several years of notable growth came to a halt near the end of the past decade, which was followed by a significant decline in investment. Today, however, the overall mil/aero … Read More

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11 Apr, 2014

J VanDomelen NASA officials want you – to cast your vote. Now through 15 April 2014, aerospace geeks everywhere have the opportunity to vote on their favorite futuristic space suit design. NASA’s next space suit, the Z-2, is the second and newest prototype in the space organization’s Z series of next-generation spacesuits. Its predecessor, the Z-1 suit, was named one of the best inventions of 2012 by Time Magazine. … Read More

Military, Milaero, nasa, 3D scanning, Aerospace, Mentor.com, Space suit, Technology, Mil-Aero, Mentor, Z-1, z-2, Mentor Graphics

31 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen Military and aerospace (mil/aero) professionals in North America are debating the U.S. President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, submitted to Congress this month. Priorities for defense going forward include homeland defense, strategic deterrence, building partnership capacity, and defeating asymmetric threats, as well as strengthening counterterrorism and crisis response capabilities. As a result, Special … Read More

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28 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen In advance of Super Bowl XLVIII—that is, even before the Seattle Seahawks’ triumph over the Denver Broncos—a Washington State technology leader brought the fans’ excitement to a fever pitch in a way that only The Boeing Company can. Boeing and Washington State have not been without their relationship-straining circumstances. Machinists and engineers have organized protests and held strikes. Unions have … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Seahawks, Aerospace, Boeing, 747-8F, Mentor Graphics, Seattle, Super Bowl XLVIII, Mentor.com, Broncos, Technology, Mentor

27 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen For years and in the midst of an economic downturn, military and aerospace (mil/aero) analysts have predicted that governments and military leaders will eventually opt to reduce the number of military personnel or “boots on the ground,” as they often described, in favor of advanced high-tech platforms, systems, and solutions. That time may now be at hand. The mil/aero community, especially is the U.S., … Read More

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27 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One staffers selected two semifinalists, who hope to take a one-way trip to Mars, from Canada—and more specifically, Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.). This military and aerospace (mil/aero) geek already discussed intriguing Fiction Author Marina Miral; now attentions turn to Alex Marion, a 26-year-old psychology graduate. Alexander “A-Lex on Mars” Marion took a unique approach to grabbing the … Read More

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27 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One, which plans to set up the first human settlement on the Red Planet, just completed the process of whittling a pool of more than 200,000 eager men and women to little more than 1,000. Of the 1,058 semifinalists are two Canadians in Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.). Thirty-year-old Marina Miral, a juvenile fiction author, and Alex Marion, a 26-year-old psychology graduate, have made it onto … Read More

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26 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One has completed the semi-final round of selection for the first four-person crew to travel on a one-way journey to Mars by 2025. This elimination round cut the field of applicants to just 1,058 from a pool of more than 200,000. The selection process continues, and the lucky finalists of this impressive, if not ambitious, project will occupy and help to establish the first human settlement on … Read More

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