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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 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

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, back in black, Technology, Bell, Aerospace, Milaero, Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum, Military, Mentor, Richard Aboulafia, Geek, Teal Group, IESF

29 Apr, 2014

J VanDomelen The military and aerospace (mil/aero) community is buzzing with news of the U.S. President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, especially the portions related to the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The biggest cuts to personnel will hit the U.S. Army under the President’s latest budget plan, which was sent to Congress … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Army Reserves, Chuck Hagel, Army, Mentor, Military, National Guard, Mentor Graphics, DoD, sequestration, U.S. Army, FAA

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 Many military and aerospace (mil/aero) industry pundits are expressing concern over the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 as it relates to defense spending. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, whose recommendations the President followed in the FY 2015 budget sent to Congress this month, also points out that the new plan is not without its risks. The last installment discussed Secretary Hagel … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Military, Hagel, Littoral Combat Ship, Geek, Mentor Graphics, Navy, Obama, Mentor.com, Marines, sequestration, Mentor

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

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, F-35, UAS, Geek, US Air Force, Aerospace, Milaero, Lockheed Martin, Military, Mentor, Northrop Grumman, Global Hawk, Technology, Joint Strike Fighter

31 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen The military and aerospace (mil/aero) community has been talking about dwindling defense budgets in the U.S. and Europe for years. Attentions, especially those of technology companies providing mil/aero solutions, have turned to emerging markets, including BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) countries. President Obama sent his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget to Congress … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Chuck Hagel, DoD, BRIC, Military, Mentor, Obama, Mentor Graphics, Geek, MENA

28 Feb, 2014

J VanDomelen U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel earlier this week discussed recommendations for the Pentagon’s Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 2015. Many in the military and aerospace (mil/aero) community have, since Defense Sec. Hagel’s talk, been repeating “the smallest Army since before World War II” or something similar. That phrase is in reference to the recommendation to reduce the number of U.S. Army soldiers/troops … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Military, Chuck Hagel, DoD, advanced military technology, Mentor Graphics, soldier, U.S. Army, Mentor.com, Geek, Warfighters, WWII, Mentor

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

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Alex Marion, The Times Colonist, Geek, Aerospace, Military, Mentor, Star Trek, Mentor Graphics, Starfleet, Marina Miral, Technology, Mars One

30 Dec, 2013

J VanDomelen United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials placed large orders for military vehicles in 2013. During the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Dubai in February 2013 alone, UAE leaders announced multiple contracts to help outfit its armed forces with modern, military vehicles. Orders of note at IDEX 2013 included UAE contracts for 750 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) all-terrain … Read More

Military, Milaero, Philip Finnegan, Geek, Israel, Aerospace, Teal Group, Mentor.com, UAS, Mil-Aero, Mentor, UAV, Mentor Graphics

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

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

Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Mentor.com, Bell, Aerospace, Bombardier, Mil-Aero, Milaero, Geek, Bell 525 Relentless, Military, Bell Helicopter, Textron

30 Aug, 2013

J VanDomelen Test engineers at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., crashed an old Marine helicopter at the Landing and Impact Research facility. NASA collaborated with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the full-scale Transport Rotorcraft Airframe Crash Testbed. The goals of the complex crash-test event are to test aircraft seatbelt safety, to make aircraft safer and … Read More

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