Category: Aerospace

Farnborough and Japan

I intently watched the news coming out of the Farnborough Air Show held recently, and I was happy to see the positive reviews of the Qatar Airlines 787.  People were raving about the comfortable cabin layout, the seating, the unique … Read More

Aerospace Engineering Shortage

Various articles have appeared recently on the current global shortage of aerospace engineers.  One such article in Industry Week outlines how this is particularly difficult for the aerospace suppliers who don’t have OEM name recognition to attract talent. With all … Read More

Aviation Industry Strengthened by Composites

I recently shared my thoughts on how composites are strengthening aviation with IndustryWeek. The article touches upon the pros and cons of the advanced material, as well as the importance of simulation for design and testing. Here’s a preview of the … Read More

Composites Conversation Continues at SAMPE

Last week I attended the International SAMPE Conference and Exhibition in Baltimore, MD.  It was another excellent conference highlighting the continued growth of advanced materials and composites. One of the conversation topics that came up repeatedly in my interactions with attendees … Read More

The Benefits of PLM

A good article appeared recently in Aerospace Manufacturing and Design on the benefits of PLM.  I provided the Altair perspective but you can see comments from several others in the industry in this article.  Altair continues to gain traction with our … Read More

Simulation: A Bird Strike’s Unsung Hero

Another bird strike event is in the news, this time with a Delta aircraft forced to perform an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport.  Fortunately, the plane landed safely and passengers were unharmed. Check out my blog post from … Read More

Composites Grow

Composite use continues to grow in the aerospace field.  My recent article in Aerospace Manufacturing and Design  discusses some of the benefits and challenges with the use of composites and notes that simulation will continue to play a critical role … Read More

International Co-opetition

There have been several recent articles about cooperation among rivals in the aerospace field.  Boeing and Comac just agreed to set up a research center in China to focus on energy conservation.  Boeing also announced cooperation in Brazil to better … Read More