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30 Dec, 2013

J VanDomelen A major theme of the military and aerospace (mil/aero) market in 2013 is globalization. Attentions in the U.S. and Europe, where mil/aero budgets are tight, are turning to emerging markets—and two of the strongest growth areas are Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The Boeing Company forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will require 2,610 new airplanes, at a total value of $550 billion, over the … Read More

Middle East, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Boeing, Commercial Airline, Aerospace, Milaero, Mentor, Mentor Graphics, Emirates, Geek

23 Dec, 2013

J VanDomelen 2013 brought with it continued economic challenges, with military and aerospace (mil/aero) budgets suffering cutbacks; yet, the mil/aero community continues to innovate and find ways to accomplish more with less. Militaries around the world are achieving more with fewer resources through the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also popularly known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or remotely piloted … Read More

Military, Milaero, Northrup Grumman X-47B, Geek, unmanned aircraft systems, General Atomics Predator, Aerospace, RPAS, Mentor.com, Technology, Mil-Aero, Mentor, UAS, UAV, Mentor Graphics

23 Dec, 2013

J VanDomelen As the year comes to a close, it is common and also a good idea to look back on the past 12 months, and take stock of where we’ve been and make predictions about where we’re likely headed in the future. 2013 was not an easy year, with a typhoon in the Philippines, tension in Syria, a bombing in Boston, and continued global economic challenges. Yet, challenges can also bring opportunities. “In the middle … Read More

Osprey, Milaero, STOL, FLIR, Geek, Aerospace, V-22, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, VTOL, Mentor, Mentor Graphics

27 Nov, 2013

J VanDomelen Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) continue to be the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, according to Teal Group analysts. In fact, spending on UAS is anticipated to more than double over the next decade, growing from current worldwide UAS expenditures of $5.2 billion to $11.6 billion annually and totaling just over $89 billion in the next 10 years. As the unmanned … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Boeing, Technology, DoD, Aerospace, Philip Finnegan, Mentor, Predator, Mentor Graphics, Geek, ScanEagle, Teal Group, General Atomics

27 Nov, 2013

J VanDomelen Demand for air travel is up in the Middle East, and area airlines are answering the demand by expanding their fleets with the latest commercial passenger jets. During the Dubai Airshow this month, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways entered into a deal for 56 new Boeing 777 airliners valued at $25.2 billion at list prices, including related GE engines. Etihad also became the launch customer for the Boeing … Read More

Mentor, General Electric, Mentor Graphics, Boeing, Dreamliner, Aerospace, GE, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Geek, Emirates, Milaero, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways

27 Nov, 2013

J VanDomelen “Aircraft orders at the Dubai Airshow soared past $200 billion Tuesday,” USA Today announced on the third day of the event, while noting that “the whopping total…is more than the gross domestic product of New Zealand.” Boeing, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., and Airbus in Toulouse, France—the world’s two largest commercial airframe manufacturers—accounted for approximately $179 billion in combined … Read More

John Leahy, Geek, MENA, Airbus, Milaero, Boeing, Qatar Airways, USA Today, Aerospace, Mentor, Etihad Airways, Mentor Graphics, flydubai, Mentor.com, Bombardier, Mil-Aero, Emirates

26 Nov, 2013

J VanDomelen The civil aerospace market is alive and well, as evidenced by myriad aircraft orders and business agreements announced during the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) this week. Richard L. Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at Teal Group in Fairfax, Va., forecasts the worldwide aircraft market to contribute roughly $4 trillion to the world economy over 10 years (through 2022), with … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, Airbus, Boeing, Aerospace, Milaero, Geek, Richard L. Aboulafia, Mentor, Bombardier, Technology, Dubai Airshow

26 Nov, 2013

J VanDomelen Two annual military and aerospace (mil/aero) industry events took place last week: the MILCOM military communications conference in San Diego, Calif., and the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The mood was a bit somber at the military conference and exhibition, as mil/aero professionals expressed concern over defense budgets throughout the world. The biennial Dubai Airshow, however, … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, MILCOM, Dubai Airshow, UUV, Geek, Aerospace, Richard L. Aboulafia, Mentor Graphics, Teal Group, Mentor.com, IESF, UAS, UGV, Mentor

31 Oct, 2013

J VanDomelen “The Minotaur project is advancing how robots and humans work together,” according to David Rowe, CEO of 5D Robotics in Carlsbad, Calif. “As U.S. Defense and commercial budgets shrink, robots will be called upon to take on more complex tasks and work in close cooperation with humans.” 5D Robotics and Charles River Analytics in Cambridge, Mass., won a $100,000 Small Business Innovations … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, Charles River Analytics, David Rowe, 5D Robotics, Geek, Milaero, Minotaur, Mentor, Small Business Innovations Research (SBIR), Engineer, Technology

29 Oct, 2013

J VanDomelen Popular Mechanics this month announced the recipients of its 2013 Breakthrough Awards. This year’s list honors innovators in the military and aerospace (mil/aero) community, including engineers at NASA JPL, Northrop Grumman Corp., and more. A growing number of mil/aero engineers are focused on advancing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and sensor technologies. Innovations in these areas are also turning … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, BioTac Sensor, Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, UAV, University of Pennsylvania, Aerospace, USC, Milaero, KMel Robotics, Popular Mechanics, Mentor, quadcopter, Engineer, quadrotor, Geek

28 Oct, 2013

J VanDomelen Popular Mechanics just unveiled this year’s Breakthrough Award recipients. The Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards honor people and companies whose work will transform the world in years to come. It is not surprising, then, that the military and aerospace (mil/aero) community is well represented among innovators who are advancing science and technology. This year’s honorees include several military … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, Aerospace, Technology, Breakthrough Awards, X-47B, XPRIZE Foundation, Abundance: The Future is Better than you Think, Milaero, JPL, Northrup Grumman, Mentor, Peter Diamandis, Popular Mechanics, Geek

28 Oct, 2013

J VanDomelen Do you think you could do everything, and I mean everything, in bed for 70 days? If so, NASA wants to hear from you. You cannot get up for any reason for 70 days. You can read, watch television, catch up on e-mail, or even play video games, but you cannot get out of bed—not to eat, shower, or even use the restroom. So, if you can keep your head at a steady six-degree decline for 70 days straight, NASA … Read More

nasa, Milaero, Zero Gravity, Bed Rest Study, Geek, Aerospace, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Mentor, Mentor Graphics

30 Sep, 2013

J VanDomelen The commercial satellite market segment is growing—with help, in part, from governments around the globe. Government services remain an important market for satellite services, according to Forecast International’s latest report: “The Market for Commercial Communications Satellites.” “Because governments cannot meet their communications needs entirely with their own satellite fleets, they … Read More

Mentor, market, Mentor Graphics, Bill Ostrove, Technology, Boeing, Thales Alenia Space, Aerospace, Mil-Aero, Geek, Milaero, Lockheed Martin, Satellite, EADS Astrium, Space Systems/Loral, Forecast International

29 Sep, 2013

J VanDomelen Military and aerospace (mil/aero) firms have weathered quite an economic storm, but industry analysts are now predicting growth in aerospace and defense spending. This month, Research and Markets released its “Future of the US Defense Industry – Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2018″ report, in which defense spending in the U.S. is predicted to increase … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, nasa, Airbus, Boeing, Aerospace, Paris Air Show, Mentor Graphics, Research and Markets, Mentor.com, Geek, The Boeing Company, Mentor

28 Sep, 2013

J VanDomelen Aerospace industry events are alive and well, even in a trying economy, as evidenced by growing numbers of attendees at recent conferences. This aerospace geek enjoys conferences and exhibitions, which are a valued source of industry-related information. A single event affords us the opportunity to meet with colleagues new and old, to learn about the latest trends, and to witness the latest innovations … Read More

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