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30 May, 2014

Digital design and development

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

All the aviation buzzwords

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Captain Ed Grabman, Geek, Aerospace, Mentor, Technology, Mentor Graphics, Learjet, Learjet 85

28 May, 2014

The lap of Learjet luxury

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

Mentor, Learjet 85, Mentor Graphics, Bombardier, Aerospace, Geek, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Learjet, Milaero, Technology, FAA

27 May, 2014

Bizjet boom

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

Mentor Graphics, Mentor, AgustaWestland, Embraer, Airbus, Forbes, Geek, Gulfstream, Aerospace, bizjet, dot-com bubble, Bombardier, EBAA, Beechcraft, EBACE, billionaire, Eclipse, Cirrus, Cessna, Dassault, Mentor.com, Technology, Pilatus, Socata, millionaire, NBAA, Mil-Aero, Milaero

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

Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum, IESF, Mentor, Airbus, RPAS, Boeing, Technology, UAS, Aerospace, UAV, Mentor Graphics, Embraer, Mentor.com, Geek, Mil-Aero, Bombardier, Milaero, Dassault

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

T-6, T-45, Mil-Aero, C-130, C-17, Milaero, Military, Richard L. Aboulafia, Aerospace, F-22, Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum, F-35, Mentor, F-15, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, F-16, Geek, F/A-18, IESF, Teal Group, Technology, The Queen Mary

30 Apr, 2014

Aerospace Outpaces Military

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

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

Mentor, market, Mentor Graphics, back in black, Teal Group, Everett, Aerospace, Mentor.com, IESF, Mil-Aero, Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum, Milaero, forecast, Richard L. Aboulafia, Geek

31 Mar, 2014

Future defense spending

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

U.S. mil/aero investments in FY 2015

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

Defense budgets update

Posted by J VanDomelen

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 Mar, 2014

J VanDomelen The Super Bowl may be but a memory for many, but those of us in the Pacific Northwest are still reveling in victory and overflowing with pride. In case you missed it, Seattle Seahawks dominated this year’s Super Bowl with a decisive 43 – 8 victory over the Denver Broncos. Earlier this month, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey the Legion of Boom, the now infamous Seattle defense, held … Read More

Peyton Manning, Milaero, Seahawks, Broncos, Geek, Boeing, Seattle, Mentor.com, Super Bowl, Mil-Aero, Mentor, Mentor Graphics

28 Feb, 2014

Pre-WWII Levels

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

U.S. defense cuts

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Chuck Hagel, Defense Budget, Aerospace, Mentor, Pentagon, Technology, Mentor Graphics, Fiscal Year 2015, U.S. Department of Defense, Geek

27 Feb, 2014

Canadian candidates

Posted by J VanDomelen

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

Mentor, Mars One, Mentor Graphics, A.J. Parsons, Technology, Aerospace, A-Lex, Mentor.com, Geek, Mil-Aero, Marina Miral, Milaero, Alex Marion, Military, Buzz Aldrin

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