Supplier Spotlight

Video Exclusives

Space Launch System - in numbers

Discover how engineers are outfitting the world’s most powerful rocket with sensors, cables and other equipment in this 2:40 video.

Click here to watch video

15 May, 2018



Blue Origin launches and lands New Shepard rocket

Watch Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space tourism company Blue Origin successfully launch and land a used rocket and capsule.

Click here to watch video

02 May, 2018



 

To watch more videos, click here

A hunter leaves his camp and while wandering encounters a bear. There is nobody else there. Both take fright at the sight of each other and run away. The hunter runs to the north, the bear to the west. Suddenly the hunter stops, aims his gun to the south and successfully shoots the bear. What color was the bear?

News

Next phase of COMAC C919 testing approved

Approval to commence the hydrodynamic ditching testing phase for the COMAC C919 has been granted to Element Materials Technology. The large-scale model and test equipment were inspected by representatives of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) who also saw the initial trial runs at the HR Wallingford facility in the UK.

Element Warwick developed and implemented the test programs witnessed by the Chinese authorities. In addition, it designed and manufactured a scale model of the aircraft, which was catapulted to land in a water tank as part of the two-test runs. When completed, the test results will be reflected in the aircraft flight manual as the recommended safety ditching procedure.

The test runs were witnessed by Shaolin Huang, director of Structures Department and aircraft structural strength inspection lead; Shan Chen, director of Manufacture Department and manufacturing inspection lead; Zhaodong Wang, senior structures engineer from CAAC; and Kecan Han, associate dean of COMAC’s Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute following their approval that the test equipment and test conditions adhered to the proposed test plan.

Kecan Han commented, “We are very pleased with how the inspection went and have the utmost confidence in Element’s test procedures. We believe that our cooperation with Element will make the C919 a safer aircraft and we look forward to finding new opportunities of working together in the future.’’

For Element, Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace, responded. “We are delighted with the successful test runs of the C919 model as witnessed by the CAAC and COMAC delegation. Our team at Element Warwick has extensive experience in the delivery of this industry-critical service, having previously provided hydrodynamic ditching tests for Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) and the CASA CN-235.

“We are one of a few laboratories globally with the capacity and capability to design and manufacture a scale model in-house, which is favored by certification authorities such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).”

November 30, 2017


RECEIVE THE
LATEST NEWS


Your email address:



Read Latest Issue

Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Ergonomics and human factors is vital in aircraft but can be overlooked during testing and development. Here Nick discusses the latest trends and developments in cockpit design and testing.
Click here to read more

Experts from AMETEK Power provide an update on the latest globally-applied standards for testing avionics equipment under extreme power conditions  
Click here to read more

A³ has been tasked by Airbus to find the next big thing in the aerospace sector in Silicon Valley. Aerospace Testing International talked to its senior management about their approach to development and their vision for the future of the sector.
Click here to read more

Boeing’s chief test pilot in the UK, Rich Pillans, talks about running the company’s first test and evaluation center outside of the USA and why it pays to keep a clear head during flight tests
Click here to read more

Being stuck inside a spacesuit for six days is just one of the extremes NASA is addressing as it looks to a new age of space exploration
Click here to read more


Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the aerospace testing industry. Want to see your company included? Contact tom.eames@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the aerospace testing community? Good or bad, we'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to anthony.james@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email ben.sampson@ukimediaevents.com