Articles tagged with: Material

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The next wave

11.2016 | By the end of the decade, the Airbus A320neo will have an even more fuel-efficient engine. To make this possible, two key compo­nents of the geared turbofan are cur­rent­ly under­going tests at MTU Aero Engines.

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Material development in aviation engineering

11.2015 | New materials are the key technology in developing future aircraft and engines. Yet there is still plenty of untapped potential, says Prof. Carolin Körner, Chair of Metals Science and Technology at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, in an AEROREPORT interview.

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Titanium aluminide - a class all by itself

05.2013 | Titanium aluminide is a game-changing material that helps make engines quieter, fuel-thriftier and cleaner. It will have to prove its worth in flight operations as early as next year when the first A320neo with TiAl components onboard will take to the air. And that’s just the beginning…