Aerspace Dynamics International uses a MAG U5-1500 universal machining center for machining aluminum skins for the Boeing 777 after-engine cowl, as well as in-house tooling and titanium parts for the F-35.
Hot Engines Test Aero Supply Chain
Newest designs will run hotter, burn cleaner for fuel efficiency, limit carbon emissions
Jim Lorincz Senior Editor
here’s nothing like a healthy commer- cial aviation industry to spur capital investment, expand one of the most successful US export product catego- ries and challenge engine designers to increase fuel efficiency and reduce
air-polluting carbon emissions. Recent studies indi- cate that profitability of the airlines (in years when there is any) can be traced to controlling fuel costs in a wildly fluctuating oil market. The airline industry could face the very real threat that landing fees in the world’s major metropolises could be charged based on carbon emissions, which can be mea- sured in tons per round trip per airliner. The challenges of fuel efficiency and emission control have been clear enough to send the major