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  • Christian Vetterlein
The animal kingdom as a template for aerodynamics in industry

The animal kingdom as a template for aerodynamics in industry

When technology learns from nature, it is referred to as bionics. The methods by which lotus flowers repel water, geckos’ feet offer extraordinary adhesion, or dragonflies manage to fly through the air are some of the best examples of innovations that humanity has copied from the animal kingdom. In the field of aerodynamics, engineers are now working to use nature in their quest to optimise the behaviour of aircraft, vehicles and other objects as air flows over them.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Aerospace Innovation
  • Melanie Wolf
SpaceTech Expo Europe 2017 Exhibition Report – Europe‘s Aerospace Community Comes Together in Bremen © ARTS

SpaceTech Expo Europe 2017 Exhibition Report – Europe‘s Aerospace Community Comes Together in Bremen

For the second time, Europe’s aerospace specialists met in Bremen from 24-26 October 2017. ARTS, the aviation and aerospace expert, was one of 300 exhibitors whose booth provided detailed information about their current projects, such as MAMC and the participation in producing components for the Ariane project . The exhibition also revealed a lot about current trends and challenges in the industry – we’ve taken a closer look.

  • Aerospace Innovation
  • Christian Vetterlein
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.