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The aviation sector in France – an attractive career opportunity © pixabay

The aviation sector in France – an attractive career opportunity

Working abroad is a major career goal for many workers, and in the aviation and space sectors, the chance to spend time abroad is particularly achievable due to the large number of manufacturers and suppliers with international operations. France is the best example of this, as our author, Franziska Hamann, explains.

September 2017   248 views
Henri Fabre – Paving the way for flight over water © Gregor Behling

Henri Fabre – Paving the way for flight over water

The first successful flight undertaken in a seaplane allowed the French aviation pioneer, Henri Fabre, to pave the way for the first transatlantic flights. The Hydravion seaplane, which could be recognised by its distinctive, “canard” construction, first emerged from the water on 28 March 1910. Fabre’s success inspired the whole aviation world and made later transatlantic flights possible.

September 2017   300 views
Amelia Earhart – an inspiration to generations of strong women

Amelia Earhart – an inspiration to generations of strong women

A girl from Kansas who overcame all the barriers she faced through the power of her imagination and her personal strength, turning her dreams of exploring the great unknown into reality. While the story might sound like the Wizard of Oz, the aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart, made it happen. Even today, she inspires generations of women who are fighting for equality, both on the ground and in the air.

August 2017   293 views
Electric and personal: air travel of the future © Lilium GmbH

Electric and personal: air travel of the future

Drones, flying cars, and vertical take-off jets could revolutionise personal transportation of the future – and German companies are at the forefront of these developments. Patrick Holland-Moritz has taken a look at what’s going on in the industry.

August 2017   473 views
A high-flying student experiment on the ISS © pixabay

A high-flying student experiment on the ISS

As part of our constant search for new talent to add to our teams, we continually encounter exciting projects and clubs through which students are already making a decisive contribution to the future development of their sector. The best example of this is the student-run Small Satellite Society of the University of Stuttgart, known as KSat (Kleinsatellitengruppe) which will be sending an experiment to test a ferrofluid pump on the ISS with the help of DLR, the German Space Agency.

August 2017   342 views
Structure assembly work at Airbus © AIRBUS S.A.S. 2011 - photo by e*m company / N. FONADE

Structure assembly work at Airbus

Benjamin Kapahnke has worked as a structur specialist on a wide variety of projects for ARTS within the Airbus sphere for over a decade. As he marks this milestone in his long employment history, we have taken the opportunity to present more information about him and his role as a structur expert, team member with responsibility for quality control, and master craftsman.

August 2017   630 views
Otto Lilienthal – a precursor of powered human flight © Banana Guerilla

Otto Lilienthal – a precursor of powered human flight

With both theoretical and practical works, the German engineer, Otto Lilienthal, laid the foundations for powered human flight. His revolutionary flight principle inspired the Wright brothers to become passionate aviation pioneers, who started by building gliders in the early 20th century and who would go on to complete the first successful powered flights.

August 2017   549 views
Noise emissions and technologies of alternative aircraft power sources - unducted fan © wikimedia.com, Duch, image trimed

Noise emissions and technologies of alternative aircraft power sources - unducted fan

Aircraft noise emissions are a sensitive topic in the aviation industry, and overall noise levels are affected significantly by the acoustics of aircraft engines. This article describes the challenges in introducing alternative engine types to aircraft operations, and finally, explanations will be given of approaches to reduce aircraft noise.

July 2017   765 views
ADAC Air Rescue © ADAC

ADAC Air Rescue

Airbus is currently setting up a new FAL (final assembly line) in Qingdao, China, for the Airbus Helicopters H135. In 2018 the new plant in China is expected to be finished with the first H135 already coming off the production line by mid-2019. H135 are often used for air rescue which is why this article takes a closer look on the German air rescue organisation ADAC Luftrettung.

July 2017   418 views
Paris Air Show: Technology, business, and emotion © Patrick Holland-Moritz

Paris Air Show: Technology, business, and emotion

ARTS recently attended the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget as an exhibitor for the first time. The event, which was being held for the fifty-second time, provided the ideal platform for maintaining existing contacts and forming new relationships. Projects that ARTS is involved with had a strong presence, both on the ground and in the air. It’s now time for a personal report, looking back over the event as a whole.

July 2017   712 views
Fedor Koniukhov and his spectacular balloon circumnavigation of the world © Gregor Behling

Fedor Koniukhov and his spectacular balloon circumnavigation of the world

With his spectacular voyage around the earth’s circumference, the adventurer Fedor Koniukhov has set new records, unmatched in the long history of balloon travel. The Russian-Orthodox priest successfully circumnavigated the world in just eleven days, sometimes under extreme conditions, beating Steve Fossett’s old record by 36 hours.

July 2017   753 views
The space port for Ariane and Vega launch rockets in French Guiana – from Europa into Space © iStock.com, 3DSculptor

The space port for Ariane and Vega launch rockets in French Guiana – from Europa into Space

Apart from ARTS, companies across the world are involved in the manufacture of components for the launch rockets Vega and Ariane. The space centre in French Guiana is interstation of all rockets of these series on their way into space. Reason enough to have a closer look on its history and constructional condition.

June 2017   755 views
The strengths of the Fraunhofer Alliance Space © pixabay, Unsplash

The strengths of the Fraunhofer Alliance Space

ARTS supports research activities at a variety of universities and other research facilities. Thomas Loosen, Public Relations Manager, gives us an insight into the Fraunhofer Alliance Space, which multiple Fraunhofer Institutes joined as early as 2014, combining the various institutions’ extensive skills and diverse technical expertise to form the Alliance Space.

June 2017   399 views
Tips for a good application © pixabay, geralt

Tips for a good application

An application consists of a cover letter and a CV. In addition, an application should contain references and other proof of personal skills and accomplishments, as well as a cover page. This blog post will give some helpful tips for creating the perfect application.

June 2017   686 views
Tips for a successful Skype and phone interview © pixabay, Unsplash

Tips for a successful Skype and phone interview

Telephone interviews form a good base for first contact between companies and applicants. During a phone call, the applicant has the opportunity to present himself in the best possible light. Tips to help you prepare for a telephone or video interview will be presented in more detail on our blog.

June 2017   578 views
Anton Landolt and Eugen Hostettler – Breaking new ground for Ecolight aircraft in Switzerland © Gregor Behling

Anton Landolt and Eugen Hostettler – Breaking new ground for Ecolight aircraft in Switzerland

Ecolight aircraft enjoy popularity in the aviation sector primarily as a result of their environmentally friendly, small capacity engines and their light weight. In view of their technological advantages, it is even more astonishing that motorised, series-production aircraft were banned in 1984 on environmental grounds. Anton Landolt and Eugen Hostettler were leading lights in the campaign against the ultralight ban in Switzerland and, after many years of trying, eventually succeeded in getting the ban repealed.

June 2017   639 views
Technical University of Dresden Wind Tunnel © Jürgen Frey

Technical University of Dresden Wind Tunnel

Dr Veit Hildebrand, head of the Experimental Aerodynamics Working Group at at the Technical University (TU) Dresden, took over what was then the chair in Applied Aerodynamics and Wind Tunnel Technology at the Technical University (TU) Dresden. He gave ARTS an insight into his work with the wind tunnel at the Technical University of Dresden.

May 2017   980 views
Aircraft noise and aircraft noise protection

Aircraft noise and aircraft noise protection

Air traffic noise is a constant subject of discussion in public debate, politics, and the media. In this article, you will learn how aircraft noise is generated and what noise protection measures are taken against it.

May 2017   681 views
Artificial intelligence conquers space © Thomas Fester

Artificial intelligence conquers space

Artificial intelligence is a widely discussed topic. The possible applications for artificial intelligence are enormous, with many possibilities relating to space flight. Learn more about the latest developments in artificial intelligence for space exploration in our blog article.

May 2017   780 views
Juan de la Cierva and the autogyro – a revolution in helicopter design © Gregor Behling

Juan de la Cierva and the autogyro – a revolution in helicopter design

The name of the Spanish engineer and aviation pioneer, Juan de la Cierva, is closely associated with the invention of the auto-rotating gyrocopter. Powered by the airstream the rotor generates the necessary uplift and enables a low weight and a slow flying speed. Juan de la Cierva revolutionised the way helicopters were built – learn more about his achievements and the role autogyros are playing today.

May 2017   1392 views