How software technology introduced stellar improvements to airplane maintenance

In his time at the aviation industry, Scott Beale has seen a number of innovations assisting pilots, airline companies, and aircraft manufacturers in assuring the safety of air travel. The latest technology has constantly played a major role in aviation.

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One of the most crucial areas in which technology has affected aviation, Scott Beale notes, is airplane maintenance.

Maintenance of aircraft is a major part of airline operations. Commercial airplanes are checked before and after every flight, since nothing is more important than passenger safety. Airplane mechanics and engineers know that there are too many factors and conditions exerted on these gigantic machines. Every major part should be in good working condition before leaving the ground.

Today, there are various software installed in airplanes that allow for crew to inspect and perform diagnostics in-flight. Some airlines have even developed software so that specialists can check—from a mobile device—if there are any problems with any major airplane part. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities, one of which is aircraft maintenance during a flight.

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This makes flying a lot safer since pilots can decide, based on real-time data feeds on their palms about the condition of all parts of the plane, whether or not to proceed should any problem arise with the flight.

Scott Beale, for one, is extremely excited to see what other innovations are in development for the aviation industry.

As its CEO from 2011 to 2015, Scott Beale piloted the successful business turnaround of Aerodynamics Inc., increasing the company’s profitability by means of new business and diversification efforts. To know more about the latest technologies in airports and aviation, visit this website.

Electric planes: The dawn of a new age in aircraft technology

Industry giants Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have set 2020 as their target year for trying out a commercial aircraft that was modified to allow semi-battery-powered flight. This plane, which will be partially run on electricity, will be called the E-Fan X, which people may recognize as a modified BAe146 (100-seater).

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens hope that this new electric plane could be the commercial aircraft of choice in the future. In fact, they hope that more companies will follow suit and adapt this technological change as early as 2025.

The plan is to replace one of E-Fan X’s four engines with a two-megawatt electric motor, and see how it handles, or if there are any substantial changes to the aircraft’s range. If none are seen, then there is a huge chance that two engines could be replaced by electric motors.

The coming together of the three major companies wasn’t a coincidence, as each of them will take on a specific role in the creation of this hybrid plane. Airbus will integrate the new engine with the flight controls. Rolls-Royce will create the engine, its two-megawatt power source, and the electronics to power it. And Siemens will provide the network for power distribution.

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