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Geraldine Mock – The housewife who flew around the world

Geraldine Mock – The housewife who flew around the world

She was more than “just” a flying housewife – which was how the newspapers labelled Geraldine Mock in 1964 after flying solo around the world. Nevertheless, she wore the label with pride since her motto was “don’t let others put you off pursuing your dreams”. She lived up to that and remains an inspiration for strong women in aviation and space travel up until today.

October 2017   114 views
Using bionics to reduce noise levels – silent flight inspired by owls

Using bionics to reduce noise levels – silent flight inspired by owls

Bionics is an important area of research in order to optimise components especially in the aerospace industry. Owls’ wings have already attracted scientific attention and their analysis may make it possible to create planes and helicopters for the future that will fly virtually silently. Initial findings in relation to aerodynamics and noise emissions have already been implemented by the aviation industry.

October 2017   243 views
Claude Ryan – Pioneer of modern aerobatics © Gregor Behling

Claude Ryan – Pioneer of modern aerobatics

US American Claude Ryan achieved a milestone in the history of flying and aerobatics when constructing the first series-built aeroplane with an aluminium fuselage and braced wings. As a passionate engineer, he paved the way for the first non-stop flight between New York and Paris and some years later he built the Ryan St-A, which was one of the most beautiful aeroplanes of its time.

October 2017   580 views
Textiles in industry – The importance of modern textiles in the aerospace industry

Textiles in industry – The importance of modern textiles in the aerospace industry

Textiles have always played an important role in optimising air travel. Materials such as silk or canvas were some of the first materials used in aircraft and, without the weight reduction that they provide, our pioneers would not have been able to fly at all. Today, high-performance textiles play a major role in increasing efficiency and flexibility while reducing costs.

September 2017   296 views
How ARTS supports Airbus at the Centre of Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) copyright ZAL

How ARTS supports Airbus at the Centre of Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL)

Hamburg’s answer to Silicon Valley for the aeronautical sector – ZAL – and Airbus Operations don’t just work together on projects financed by the aerospace industry, but also on some publicly-financed projects. ARTS expert, Gunnar Zawistowski, is supporting Airbus in those projects with his expertise in controlling, reporting, and securing research funding.

September 2017   492 views
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   554 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   689 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   451 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   666 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   459 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   789 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   703 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   926 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   580 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   886 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   854 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   920 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   548 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   835 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   730 views