An auxiliary power unit (APU) is a small turbine engine installed near the rear of the fuselage and serves as an additional energy source in starting one of the main engines on an airliner or business jet. Though a number of airports in the United States restrict the operation of APUs (especially at night) due to the noise they produce, the majority of an APUs usage is on the ground, before take-off and after landing. In addition to its starting capabilities, APUs are equipped with an extra electrical generator that creates enough power to operate onboard lighting, galley electrics and cockpit avionics.

Auxiliary power unit manufacturers like Honeywell Aerospace, United Technologies and Safran lead the market in aircraft APU production. These aircraft manufacturers, and others alike, determine APU requirements by taking into consideration cabin size, the amount of bleed air required to power environmental packs, and which size generator is needed to start an engine and power aviation components located in the cockpit and cabin.

Flight route projectories that place an aircraft more than 60 flying minutes away from a suitable emergency airport, negate the need of an APU systems to be tested  -- using a cold-start procedure -- to confirm reliability prior to flight, in case an aircraft’s main engines fail while in the sky. Like all modern turbine engines, APUs are equipped with aerospace hardware parts such as fire-extinguishing systems that operate automatically in newer aircraft. When on the ground and an aircraft’s APU is not automatic, at least one pilot is required to remain near the aircraft to manually discharge an APU’s fire bottle incase of a fire. Unlike an aircraft’s main engine TBO (time before overhaul), many APUs are treated more like a pass/fail item, versus an overhaul that requires a regular tear-down for maintenance. This allows operators to run their APU until something breaks.   

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An aircraft engine is a remarkably complex piece of machinery, with hundreds of moving parts that operate outside of the perception of the pilot’s senses. Most mechanical issues in an engine begin affecting the aircraft before they can be seen, heard, or felt. Fortunately, modern technological innovations have led to the creation of aircraft engine monitoring systems, arrays of sensors and digital computers that are designed to help the pilot gauge the health and status of their aircraft. These systems can determine what kinds of maintenance might be required for an aircraft’s engine, or help them determine if an engine is fit for operations. While typically used on commercial aircraft, they are popular for personal aircraft as well.

One major benefit of an engine monitoring system is that it allows the pilot to avoid costly repairs by catching a problem with the engine before it blossoms into something catastrophic. As with a car, small engine problems can be undetectable by human senses before something major occurs. A monitoring system, however, can pick up on these early warning signs, and dramatically increase the lifespan of an engine.          

Engine monitoring systems operate off of a set of small sensors placed within different regions of the aircraft’s engine, and are used to gather data on how the engine is functioning. This data includes measurements like temperature, vibration, fuel usage, and other metrics of an engine’s performance and health. The data these sensors gather is sent to the aircraft’s computer, and provides both real-time status updates throughout the aircraft’s flight, and analytics over time which can inform the pilot on when the time for repairs might be.

For example, the aviation sensors connected to the monitoring system will tell the pilot how much fuel is required to achieve a certain amount of power. The pilot later notices that this fuel intake is starting to increase over time, and are requiring more fuel to achieve their desired level of power than they used to. This data tells the pilot that their engine’s fuel efficiency is starting to decline, and they need to have maintenance performed to restore this efficiency.

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The AeroVue is the latest technology that will allow for standard planes to be equipped with cockpit control panels of those of a business jet. Originating in the year 2014 the product has begun to be intertwined with the Beechcraft King Air B200. The aircraft has been fortunate enough to have received the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) which is granted to aircraft that have been modified and completed from its original state.

“Business jet technology and functionality” to the GA cockpit.”

Easing the operator's workload by creating more efficient and user-friendly controlling systems. The control panel has been integrated what is known as Honeywell’s SmartView synthetic vision, creating a visual representation of the outside area or terrain on a panel. This technique allows for operators to have the clear view onto what is around them minimizing errors.

The system has a unique composition including three 12-inch smart view displays all working together to bring the visual representation to the operator. The panels are equipped with “HUD like” system that displays exact direction for the aircraft. Currently weighing 125 pounds lighter than current flight panel controls systems. With AeroVue state of the art software, the system is deemed compatible with Aspen Avionics Connected Panel wireless gateway network allowing for wireless updates to be completed.

The AeroVue is a world renown flight control system company that has been providing Honeywell and its customers with state of the art systems such as Primus Epic and Primus Apex. The entire operation has been a new venture for all participating companies as a completely new way of flying will have to be learned by existing operators. More efficiency and more modern tools along with newer techniques will the result of the Bendix King AeroVue flight control system. 

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The Sj30i engine has finally been able to be adopted and completed to finally be placed on an aircraft.

An Original model for the Sino Swearingen-design (SJ30) was purchased by the Syberjet by the originators Emivest Aerospace Corp. The purchase was done due to bankruptcy that Emivest had to experience and the potential that it showed. Fortunately for SyberJet, Honeywell Inc noticed the capability that the SJ30 had and teamed up to create the SyberVision. The SyberVision is an original cockpit to be used with the SJ30i model. In later time, the partnership wishes to implement the Sybervision into the next versions of the SJ30 such as SJ030X model.

With the transactions with Emivest selling the assets it created a delay in development. The procurement of the new innovative jets came to a hault when General Electric was no longer agreeing to continue to maintain the pitch trim actuator featured with the Sj30i. The cease of production created a 24-month delay to the program that was started initially, forcing SyberJet to take it upon themselves to finish the production creating the (SJ30).

SyberJet later became a part of a subsidiary of MSC Aerospace along with Metalcraft and CBA. This alliance created the perfect opportunity to generate more cash revenue. Along with more cashflow they were able to create an additional two light business jet options of the original Sj30.

The program is set to set out the complete its “maiden flight” as of this year but Syberjet confirms that the deliveries to customers will begin in the year 2019.

The procurement of the newer business jets is still quite unsure and unstable. Per a JetnetIQ forecast released at the 2017 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition it read that the business sales of business jets would be decreasing for the following years.

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United States Air Force is the aerial warfare most recent subdivision of the United States Armed Forces as well as the largest and one of the most technologically developed air forces in the world.

Starting 31th July 2017, the brand new investment document discloses a possible strategy for the US Air Force to procure a light air support ability for special operations forces.

The light attack support for special operations was publicized on 28th July stating that the center’s Fighter Bomber Directorate had united together with United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to research light attack aircraft and associated technology individually for special operations forces.

In the beginning the process will be all about gathering data on “ emerging light attack platforms” and “platform-agnostic”. SOCOM’s intentions have been for a long time increasing their organic light attack capabilities, which at the moment contains fixed wing gunships, armed drones and specialized helicopters.

 The Combat’s Dragon II program point was to prove that a small, turboprop-powered warplane can be successful in “high end/ special aviation” missions. Following up this experiment, the OA-X light attack craft experiment is starting on 31th July. US Air Forces stated that OA-X has no procurement dollars invested.  

“This is a great example of it’s not a procurement – it’s an experiment so we can learn something,” Wilson says.

“But the time between when the chief of staff said, ‘let’s try this,’ and when the aircraft were delivered for testing was five months. That’s the kind of innovation in a lot of different areas that we want to see. That doesn’t mean that we necessarily move forward with procurement with everything that we try that on, but it’s a new way of looking of looking at what the advancements are and thinking about them.”

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Based in n Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse, Airbus is an international innovator in aerospace industry. The company produces the world’s largest passenger airliner, the A380, as well as the first commercially viable digital fly-by-wire airliner. Moreover, EasyJet is a low-cost European airline based at London Luton Airport. It operates internationally with a large diversity of 820 routes in more than 30 countries. Gaël Méheust, CFM international CEO ,Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Tom Enders, Airbus CEO, and other senior executives participated at a ceremony in Toulouse honoring the event in which Airbus has delivered easyJet’s first A320neo. As a further matter, A320neo is also the airline’s 300th A320 Family aircraft.

A320 has the capacity of 100 to 240 passengers and is one aircraft in for sizes (A318, A319, A320 and A321. The “New Engine Option” (NEO) and improved aerodynamics is the reason for being distinctive in the aerospace industry. A significant noise reduction and fuel consumption is made by the so-called “Geared Turbofan” technology. Geared Turbofan is more efficient because the fan and the compressor-turbine assembly spin at different angular velocities. The first A320 Family delivery was made in 2003 and since then EasyJet developed its path in operating the Europe’s largest A320 Family fleet. In addition, EasyJet is also Europe’s largest customer for the NEO.

The aircraft is powered by the CFM International LEAP which is a high-bypass turbofan engine. It is designed with 186 seats layout. To pinpoint the NEO fleet, the aircraft placed a specially designed NEO logo on the fuselage.

An order of 186 seats to the larger capacity A321neo with 235 seats was placed on May 20017 by EasyJet for the growth at limited space airports.

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The Orbiter 1K is an unmanned aerial vehicle designed by Aeronautics to be an expendable platform in reconnaissance or payload delivery. The unit is launched by catapult and has an average flying time of three hours. Depending on the nature of the mission, the drone will fly itself into its target with a 2-kilogram explosive, or take video surveillance with an Electro-Optical/Infrared camera. The UAV can be recovered with an automatic parachute when the opportunity presents itself; but it is also expendable for those critical times where every second counts. Israeli military is said to have ordered hundreds of the units in a contract with Aeronautics Defense Systems.

Loitering munitions is a relatively new term in the defense industry, blurring the line between drone and missile. The first instance was the Israel Aerospace Industries Harpy, used to target ground based radar installations or missile batteries. It became known as a “suicide drone” and utilized like a modernized mortar—delivering lethal payloads in a concentrated radius. Once armed and launched into the air the drone can “loiter” while the operator chooses their target. The Orbiter 1k can be equally as lethal, but with added utility can collect and transmit visual data during reconnaissance. If launched in “shoot and forget” mode, the drone will search out its target autonomously and even return to base if its target is not found.

What may be the most impressive piece of technology on the drone is its EO/IR sensor part types. Camera resolution is not disclosed but the drone likely has multiple sensors operating in the short wavelength infrared for night missions. The drone also must be able to distinguish point targets from a cluttered background and transmit the information back to the operator. With a payload radius of about two meters, accurate targeting is extremely important for this drone.

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Aseman and Rolls-Royce have negotiated a deal where Aseman will purchase four new Tay-650 engines along with future access to spare parts. This purchase is significant because of the recent sanctions lifted against Iran’s aviation industry.

For decades Iran was denied access to spare parts due to US sanctions, leaving hundreds of aircraft in dire need of maintenance. Sanctions were lifted on January 16th 2016 in exchange for a limit on Iran’s nuclear programs. Since then, Iran has been emerging as a vast market for aviation parts. Aseman’s jet engine purchase is most likely a much-needed replacement for aging Fokker 100 aircraft.

The Tay-650 is an older iteration of the Tay series engines by Rolls-Royce. It was developed for the Fokker 100 aircraft—a medium sized passenger plane first put into service in 1986. Currently there are a total of 116 Fokker 100 aircraft remaining in service, with the majority in Australia and Iran.

As a result of the Tay-650 engines being manufactured by Rolls-Royce, there is less than 10% of components tied to US manufacturing. This allowed Iran to negotiate the deal without an Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) license. Iran has applied for OFAC licenses to sell components that are greater than 10% in US manufacturing content.

Iran’s aviation industry will be exciting to follow in the coming years. With sanctions lifted the industry is expected to be worth billions to overseas suppliers. The Post-Sanctions Commercial Aviation Congress calls it a “once in a generation emerging market.” It certainly is looking that way, as Iran has already closed a deal financing 77 new aircraft. There is even speculation that Iran will soon look to purchase brand new Airbus, Boeing, and ATR aircraft's.

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Pratt and Whitney geared turbofan engine (GTF) has been placed on a A230neo aircraft to be used for a low-cost air service for Mexican airline, VivaAerobus. The first flight was successfully accomplished from Monterrey to Guadalajara, Mexico accumulating a total of 9hrs and 32min in flight time. Officials at VivaAerobus believe that this will be the best option for their customers to successfully fly at a great price all while minimizing the burning of fuel. “The Pure Power Engine's lower fuel burn, 18% better on the ferry flight.”

The Initial day that the plane was set forth for duty it conducted a total of eight flights and served more over 1,160 passengers.

Pratt and Whitney continues to progress in many airlines worldwide. To date there are eight airlines that have adopted the 26 GTF- powered aircraft globally. The entire engine family that Pratt and Whitney have created have been implemented to create over 30,000 recorded revenue hours and have generated an approximate 13,000 flights.

Their focus is to reduce burning of fuel to be able to produce a cost-efficient flight worldwide and to help enlarge smaller airlines. As said by the senior vice-president of P&W commercial engine sales marketing and customer support, “The Pure Power Engine is transforming aviation through its reduced fuel burn, which will help VivaAerobus control its operating expenses."

Pratt and Whitney have continued to expand their back log and generate more orders. For the Pure power engine alone it has created 8,400 engine orders which include options that have been placed for 80 customers that are in 30 different countries.

Along with many of their accomplishments Pratt and Whitney proceeds to be a world leader in designing, manufacturing, serving aircraft engines and the making of auxiliary power units.

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When an issue occurs with one’s aircraft the ideal procedure typically begins with replacing the basic parts of the aircraft till they fix the problem. Most of the time this is not the best resolution if the pilot wants to fly immediately. Understanding the minor basics will save you time, money and effort in trouble shooting your own aircraft.

Understanding the Alternator takes minor knowledge to understand what it exactly does. An alternator is a device that continuously rotates electricity through the aircraft and recharges battery. Alternators do not generate power to start the aircraft but have enough to have it run efficiently and can distribute the currents else were. An alternator is an essential part of the running of an aircraft but can be quite fragile. “Alternators are able to produce full rated output at low engine RPM.”

The Generator is the what produces electrical power and is regulated by a voltage regulator. The difference between an alternator and the generator is that the generator creates the power when the battery is completely discharged and alternator cannot due to lack of permanent magnets.

Load Shedding is one of the biggest contributors to the lack of energy in an aircraft. The main concern to loath shedding is to turn off all unnecessary outlets to preserve all possible energy that can be leaked. Highly recommended to loath shed to avoid losing communications and navigation. Being able to locate the circuit breakers and be knowledgeable of your service manual before you attempt the to load shed with your aircraft.

The Alternator switch is a small possibility that may go a long way. Corrosion on the switch can be overlooked most times but often accidentally throwing off the system voltage sensing function of the voltage regulator or AC.

The next step would be to attempt a “alternator ripple tester.” Begin with taking the digital meter and set it on AC mode. Next dial the voltage range to about 2 volts and ignite the engine. This will create you to have a 0.1-volt AC which is the lower the better.

IF all these tips fail result in reading the instructions manual as manufactures often include installation instructions. Understanding the basics on mechanics of your aircraft will go a long way when figuring out the problems with your aircraft.

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