While the flight instruments used on different aircraft vary greatly, there is one device that every plane is equipped with—the altimeter. First implemented on aircraft in 1928, the altimeter ushered in a new era of aviation in which the pilot could gauge their altitude accurately and not purely based on visual information. The rest of the 20th century brought about huge advancements in avionics technology, including the precision of the altimeter. Today, several devices are used concurrently to accurately represent altitude in real-time.


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Pump and compressor parts are important for a wide variety of applications. Water heating, air conditioning, gasoline, and many other everyday systems rely on pumps and compressors for their functionality. With pumps and compressors, the movement of fluids is made easy, enabling a multitude of capabilities that have shaped our society and industries. In this blog, we will discuss pumps and compressors, and how they function.


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Era Group Inc., as one of the leading global helicopter operators, is announcing its partnership with Leonardo Helicopters to showcase the AW189. The announcement came as they revealed the AW189 helicopters will be on display at the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo, which is the world’s largest trade show. Era was the initial customer for the AW189 helicopter in December of 2015.


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On January 23rd, 2017 Michael G Ubisch wrote an article for FlightGlobal talking about how ATR is planning to improve the ATR 42. They plan to do this by increasing the capability of operating from remote airfields.


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India and France have finally signed the long-awaited contract for 36 Rafale fighter aircrafts for the Indian Air Force. The deal which is valued at $7.8 billion dollars which is actually down from the initial $12 billion valuation reported by the Indian Express. As part of an intergovernmental agreement (IGA), the Dassault Aviation-built multi-role jet fighter deal was signed off by France and India earlier in the fiscal year.


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Although fuel efficiency standards are not nearly as strict in the aerospace industry as they are in the automotive industry, aviation is still responsible for a large percentage of global emissions. With this in mind, NASA has decided to embark on a quest to develop hybrid aircraft engines. This new initiative is a rare move for NASA in that it will focus primarily upon improving aircraft as opposed to spacecraft.


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Bell Helicopter Textron was founded in July of 1935. This company’s legacy began under the name Bell Aircraft Corporation by founder Larry Bell. The company was founded just prior to World War II and in 1942, their first full size helicopter, the Model 30, took flight.  From there they began their success in civil and military aviation. Today, they are headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas with their Chief Executive Officer John Garrison leading the way. Bell Helicopter has additional plant locations in Amarillo, Texas and Mirabel, Canada. Bell Helicopter is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev. C registered. According to the financial reports of 2013 Bell Helicopter was reported to earn revenue of $12,104 million. Bell Helicopter manufactures multiple helicopters. Each helicopter has its own purpose. They are broken down by category:


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Cargotec, as you would think based on its company name, provides cargo material and equipment for cargo traffic ships, ports, terminals and more. They were originally founded in 1977 under the name Multilift Group. After a series of acquisitions, Cargotec was formed as a result of the de-merger of Kone Corporation from Cargotec in June 2005, forming a new KONE Corporation and Cargotec. KONE is made up of three business groups: Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor. Hiab is the division in charge of whole load handling, spare parts and services.


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Oldest Test Equipment Company in the United States: Bemco Inc., a California Manufacturer of environmental test chambers, was established in 1951. With a noticeably more perse product line than any other US manufacturer, Bemco is the number one manufacturer of factory assembled Space Simulators and Thermal Vacuum Systems. They are the absolute market leaders in both volume and quantity.


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The Name you can Trust for Precision Engineered Solutions: Greene Tweed was founded in 1863 by John W. Greene and J. Ashton Greene. The company started off as a distributor of hardware and mill supplies. A milestone year for the company was in 1873 when the company started to manufacture rudimentary seals for mill pumps. The major breakthrough for the company was in the 1980, when the company launched a line of perfluoroelastomers called Chemrfaz.


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The Trusted in the Industry for Combat Aircraft and Business Jets: Dassault was founded in 1929 by Marcel Dassault originally under the name Société des Avions Marcel Bloch. The company name was eventually changed in 1990 to Dassault Aviation. They are now a subsidiary of Dassault Group. They specialize in developing business jets, commercial aircrafts and military aircrafts.  With each of their aircrafts, they demonstrate their mastery of advanced technology and are dedicated to servicing their customers. Since their inception over 8,000 aircraft have been delivered worldwide. They currently employ over 11,000 people and as of 2013 received an annual net income of over $487 million EUR.


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In today’s electronic industry actuator’s are in high demand. An actuator is a type of motor that is used for moving and controlling different types of mechanisms or systems. An actuator is designed to be a source of energy. Typically the sources of energy are electric current, pneumatic pressure or sometimes the energy could be hydraulic fluid. These types of energies that are used in actuator’s are then converted into motion. One important factor to know about actuators is that it is the mechanism by which a control system acts upon. The control system could be software based, a human or an electronic system. In the every so changing present electronic industry there are many different types of actuators that different manufacturers produce.


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Know More About Bel Fuse: Bel Fuse, a division of Bel Company, specializes in designing and manufacturing products for networking, telecommunications, high-speed data transmission, commercial aerospace, military, transportation and consumer electronics. The products they offer includes magnetic, modules, circuit protection and interconnect devices. They have magnetic products that consist of discrete components, power transformers and integrated magnetic. Their modules include DC-DC converters and AC-DC power supplies, among others. They also have miniature and micro and surface and mount fuses for their circuit protection lines.


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How Signal Transformers Got Well Known as Leading Distributor: Signal Transformers is a division of BEL, which designs and manufactures linear transformers and SMD inductors. Other subsidiaries that are part of the BEL family are Bel Fuse, Bel Power, Bel Stewart Net, Cinch Connectors, Stewart Connectors, and Extranet. Signal Transformer was founded in 1959 on the business model of producing wire wound magnetic solutions, a business model that it still continues today. The company also manufactures chokes, inductors, and custom as well as standard products.


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