ARTS Blog & Press

  • Aerospace Innovation
  • Christian Vetterlein
Cold weather, ice and snow in industry - The unique challenges posed by winter

Cold weather, ice and snow in industry - The unique challenges posed by winter

Trains are cancelled or delayed, aircraft need to be de-iced, cars won’t start and machinery everywhere is pushed to the its operational limits: the challenges of the cold weather are particularly noticeable in the transportation sector but also demand creative solutions from all kinds of industries. At the same time, low temperatures, ice and snow represent a great deal of potential opportunity for countless different industries, from automotive technology to the chemical industry.

  • Essential to Take Off 2017
  • Christian Vetterlein
William Bushnell Stout and his achievements on the way to developing the “Ford Trimotor” passenger aircraft © Gregor Behling

William Bushnell Stout and his achievements on the way to developing the “Ford Trimotor” passenger aircraft

With revolutionary aircraft designs and engine constructions, William Bushnell laid the groundwork for the triple-engined Ford Trimotor passenger plane. This rugged range of aircraft was very popular with pilots due to its easy to handle flying dynamics and became known as the “Tin Goose” due to its corrugated metal cladding. The engine concept, which was highly unconventional at the time, lived on in many further models in the Ford Trimotor series and bore witness to Stout’s engineering and technical achievements.

  • expertise4innovations
  • Melanie Wolf
expertise4innovations 2018 – An auspicious year for innovation © Wolfram Schroll

expertise4innovations 2018 – An auspicious year for innovation

Under the motto of “expertise4innovations,” ARTS, in collaboration with Airbus and the industrial photographer, Wolfram Schroll, will be launching a new, innovation-focused campaign in the New Year. At the centre of the campaign is the ARTS photographic calendar, which will depict a different outstanding innovation in the space and aviation sectors every month in the form of a fascinating photo captured in Schroll’s lens. We spoke with Mr. Schroll about his art and his motivations.

  • Job Market
  • Franziska Hamann
The world of work in a state of flux – a glimpse into the future

The world of work in a state of flux – a glimpse into the future

The world of work is currently undergoing a process of fundamental change. A new generation of highly qualified, highly motivated “digital natives” is streaming out of universities and entering the labour market, bringing with it a completely different set of perspectives as to what work means. Employers are therefore encouraged to consider adopting new strategies in the competition to attract these highly qualified employees, and this development is likely in turn to change the demands placed on future employees.

  • Aerospace Innovation
  • Christian Vetterlein
Air travel in 2050 – a glimpse into the future © Lilium GmbH

Air travel in 2050 – a glimpse into the future

Things move slowly in the field of aviation when compared to other sectors – technical innovations in aircraft building generally take many years to complete. Against a backdrop of increasing passenger numbers and cargo volumes, new requirements for propulsion technology and enduring price competition, the question nevertheless needs to be asked: what does the future hold for aviation?