Special issue devoted to AIRTEC “Supply on the Wings” conference

Richard Degenhardt (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems, Braunschweig, Germany and Private University of Applied Sciences, Göttingen (PFH), Göttingen, Germany)
Leslie J. Cohen (Senior Vice President, Hitco Carbon Composites, Inc, Gardena, California, United States)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 2 March 2015

Citation

Degenhardt , R. and Cohen, L.J. (2015), "Special issue devoted to AIRTEC “Supply on the Wings” conference", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 87 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-11-2014-0203

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Special issue devoted to AIRTEC “Supply on the Wings” conference

Article Type: Editorial From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 87, Issue 2

This issue of the international journal Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology is directly linked to the yearly organized international conference, “Supply on the Wings”, which is part of the AIRTEC Congress embedded in the International Aerospace Supply Fair AIRTEC (http://www.airtec.aero) held in Frankfurt, Germany. The last conference was on 5-7 November 2013 and covered scientific and industrial presentations, connecting practice and science by more than 100 speakers from 20 nations. The program covered the following timely topics on emerging technologies for aerospace:

  • research and development summit with the topics “Future Aircraft Design” and “Composites”;

  • supply chain summit;

  • additive manufacturing;

  • SAMPE tutorials to the topics manufacturing, testing and repair;

  • composite structures;

  • metallic structures;

  • manufacturing/production;

  • improved simulation; and

  • engines.

The highlights were 32 keynote presentations or presentations in the summits. The yearly event is an ideal meeting place for professionals from the area of development, engineering, project management, business administration, production, manufacturing, procurement and related fields. Most noteworthy, the inclusion of the conference in the AIRTEC Exhibition allows for excellent discussions between science and industry. The proceedings of all the AIRTEC Congress 2013 are publically available under ISBN 978-3-942939-10-2.

The following nine technical articles have been selected for publication in this peer-reviewed special issue:

1. Pisula, J., Płocica, M., ”Guidelines for the Development of the Quality of Aircraft Bevel Gears”.

2. Tyczyński, P., Śliwa, R., Ostrowski, R., “Analysis of Possibilities for Modification of Drill Bit Geometrical Parameters Used to Drill Holes in Composite Materials of Various Composition”.

3. Maritano, L., Amoroso, S., Castelluccio, F., “A DEA-based Transport Heliports’ Efficiencies Evaluation”.

4. Castelluccio, F., Amoroso, S., Maritano, L., Migliore, M., “Cost Analysis for a Future Helicopter for Passenger Transport”.

5. González, R., Petrovic, V., “Powder Recyclability in Electron Beam Melting for Aeronautical Use”.

6. Webb, P., Asif, S., Hogger, S., Kosche, T., Kiernan, P., “Advanced Flexible Automation Cell Control for Aerospace Manufacturing”.

8. Frulla, G., Avalle, G., Sapienza, V., “Preliminary Evaluation of the Fatigue Behaviour of Aluminium Alloy in Corrosive Environment”.

9. Turtur, C., “Powerful Zero-point-energy Converter – Theory and Experiment”.

10. Dziubińska, A., “A New Method for Producing Magnesium Alloy Twin-Rib Aircraft Brackets”.

The articles deal with different solutions for future aerospace challenges in the areas of gears, drilling, new concepts for helicopters, manufacturing, materials and an alternative energy concept.

The articles deal with different solutions for future aerospace challenges in the areas of composite and metallic structures, engines, morphing, manufacturing and preliminary design.

With great pleasure we would like to thank all authors for writing such excellent technical papers. Further, the reviewers deserve praise and appreciation for their insightful critique and suggestions, which contributed directly to improve the technical content of this Special Issue. Finally, we would like to thank the Editor-in-Chief of the Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology journal, Dr Askin T. Isikveren, for his agreement and support in making this issue possible.

About the authors

Prof Richard Degenhardt works at German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems, Braunschweig, Germany, and Private University of Applied Sciences, Göttingen (PFH), Göttingen, Germany.

Dr Leslie J. Cohen is a Senior Vice President at Hitco Carbon Composites, Inc, Gardena, California, USA.