Articles tagged with: Sustainability

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Continuum robot offers brand new possibilities

05.2017 | Fast, flexible repair solutions are gaining in importance in engine maintenance. In collaboration with MTU Aero Engines, scientists from Leibniz Universität Hannover are exploring a groundbreaking new method at the Turbine and MRO Center of Competence.

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V2500: Minor repair job—major effect

05.2017 | In the case of the high-pressure compressor for the V2500 engine, thin vibration damping rings were significantly reducing the service life. This was solved with tongue-and-groove joints to connect the wire ends and applying a spark-free coating to the housing walls.

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“New technologies call for strong partnerships”

05.2017 | IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac discusses new technologies such as the fuel-less flight of Solar Impulse. He is convinced that the aviation industry has sufficient innovative capacity to find solutions to the growing demand for air travel—but only if everyone pulls together.

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Saving fuel is in

11.2016 | Aviation can already point to huge progress in its environmental performance. Over the past 50 years, CO2 emissions have been reduced by 70 percent per passenger kilometer. However, because the transport sector continues to grow, there are numerous initiatives designed to make the increasing aviation traffic more environmentally friendly.

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“We also have to rethink our behavior”

11.2016 | Innovations in aviation primarily target the reduction of fuel consumption and emissions. But that might not be enough, says Prof. Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl from the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.