As a commercial aircraft generates lift, strong vortices of air are also created that can be strong enough to flip smaller aircraft that follow too closely. These vortices are created as the high pressure air from the bottom of the wing moves to the low pressure at the top of the wing. This creates turbulent air that spins around in a tunnel behind the aircraft. It can also create drag which slows down the aircraft. To combat this, some aircraft utilize winglets attached to the end of wings.

Winglets are smaller wings placed at the end of each wing to create lift that is more perpendicular to the relative wind. Vortices that are created from lift angle the lift backwards, thus creating drag. Winglets oppose the drag produced by the wingtip vortices and generate forward lift. This is highly beneficial in reducing drag during high angle attacks such as liftoff. By utilizing winglets, aircraft can also see reduced fuel consumption that is caused by the drag of vortices.

Some older models of aircraft feature winglets that are at almost 90 degrees, which can create interference drag. With any tight angle, air can become turbulent and drag. Newer materials and manufacturing technology have paved the way for more blending of winglets and the wing so that there is much less interference drag. Currently, winglets have become more standard for new airline equipment and aircraft.     

Another method besides utilizing winglets is to build larger wingspans for aircraft. Larger wingspans can greatly reduce the induced drag, though create problems of space. While jumbo jets may have less size restrictions, many aircraft are constricted by storage and aircraft hangers, thus cannot take advantage of larger wingspans. To remedy this, winglets help reduce induced drag while saving space on wingspans of aircraft.

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Aside from the obvious and necessary need for propulsion, an aircraft’s engines also provide power for various other systems such as the electrical, pneumatic, and air conditioning. But these systems are in use even in situations when running the main engines would be unsafe or inefficient in terms of fuel usage, such as when passengers are boarding and during pre-flight procedures. In these times, power can be provided by ground carts, but in situations where they are not available or are insufficient, the auxiliary power unit is utilized instead.

An auxiliary power unit, or APU, is a small gas turbine engine fitted to aircraft (typically installed at the base of the aircraft’s tail) to provide electrical power from shaft-driven generators, pneumatic duct pressure for air conditioning and engine starting purposes, and hydraulic power in some aircraft. APUs are primarily used on the ground, when an aircraft’s main engines are not running. On most modern aircraft, APUs are used to provide air conditioning during take-off and landing, or to back up the main engines in case of a generator or air system failure.

An APU consists of a gas turbine engine that functions identically to the engines used to create thrust: air is fed in via the intake, compressed by a series of fans, and then ignited alongside a mixture of fuel to expand and rotate a turbine, which in turn generates power. Despite operating on the same principles as the main engines however, an APU does not provide thrust to the aircraft.

While APUs are rated to run at the maximum cruising altitude of the aircraft they are fitted to, their ability to take on loads diminishes with altitude. An APU’s operating altitude is usually limited to 15,000 to 20,000 feet, and past that, the APU control unit can only provide electrical power. Even this can also be limited to less than the maximum cruise height. Most APUs give shaft priority, which means that if the air and electric generators are on, the generators have priority. Most aircraft use constant frequency generators, which means that their APUs run at a constant 100%, and do not require a constant speed drive unit to maintain constant output. If the airload becomes too high, the APU will reach its max engine gas temperature, causing the control system to back off and limit the fuel supply to prevent damage from occurring.

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The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is a collection of satellites that transmit positioning data to receivers. Receivers take this information and use it to determine location. While use of the GNSS is a daily occurrence for many aviators, its introduction to the public sphere is relatively recent, having only been introduced in the last few decades. However, the aviation industry realized the great potential of GNSS for safety and efficiency long before its introduction.

Despite that, before global acceptance and implementation, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) governments would have to approve its widespread use. The first step was for ICAO to adopt operational standards for the function of GNSS, which happened in 2001. With this, GNSS use in civil aviation could begin.

Still, after dealing with the “red tape” that goes along with major institutional changes like this, technical challenges still remained. GPS Navigation Systems and GLONASS, the primary satellite location systems in the U.S. and Russia, were not designed for the purpose of aviation safety. Because of this, assessments had to be made to ensure that GNSS was a viable and safe navigation tool. These analyses were conducted over a period of several years in the 1990s and resulted in the genesis of ICAO standards for aviation-specific augmentation systems that would benefit simple navigation services.

Nearly twenty years after ICAO’s acceptance of the GNSS, it remains in wide use. It has been embraced across the world by aviation enthusiasts. Still evolving, the GNSS will soon be improved once more. Galileo and BeiDou, the respective European and Chinese satellite systems, are nearing their completion and will markedly increase the number of GNSS satellites in orbit, thereby also increasing the system’s performance. Despite its youth, the GNSS has played a huge role in civil aviation, a role that will only continue to grow.

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When you think about the technology of an aircraft, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the complexity of the countless moving parts that make it take flight. However, while there are many subcomponents, there are really only five major parts to an aircraft: the fuselage, wings, empennage, powerplant, and landing gear.

The fuselage is the main piece of the aircraft, and probably the component that the average traveler is most familiar with. It holds the cabin and cockpit where you’ll find the passengers, crew, luggage, and other cargo. The wings and tail are attached to the fuselage during construction of the aircraft.

The wings connect to the fuselage and are the primary supports that lift the airplane in flight. Wings can vary greatly depending on the aircraft and manufacturer, but each style is tailored to optimize performance for the given aircraft. Wings attach to either the top, middle, or lower part of the fuselage and designs are referred to as either high-wing, mid-wing, or low-wing depending on where they connect. The amount of wings an airplane has can also vary. An aircraft with a single set of wings is called a monoplane, while one with two sets of wings is a biplane.

Another key component of an aircraft is the empennage. The empennage encompasses multiple smaller components and while the name might seem foreign to most, it is essentially the tail section of the aircraft. A few of the subparts found in the empennage are the rudder, elevator, and the vertical and horizontal stabilizers. The rudder is attached to the vertical stabilizer and, despite being at the very back of the aircraft, is used to move the nose of the plane left or right. The elevator (no, not that kind of elevator) is attached to the horizontal stabilizer and controls the nose’s upward and downward movement.

Beyond being paramount during landing, the aircraft landing gear is also the primary support piece of the airplane while grounded. Landing gear usually includes wheels, but could also consist of floats or even skis. The most common type of landing gear, consisting of two main wheels and a third wheel in the rear, is referred to as conventional landing gear. Aircrafts with this type of landing gear are called tailwheel airplanes, while aircrafts with an extra wheel at the front are called the nosewheel.

The final component of an aircraft is the powerplant. The powerplant is the driving force of an aircraft and typically includes the engine and propeller. The engine provides the propeller with power which then converts the energy from the engine into thrust, a force that pushes the plane forward in flight.

There are many smaller parts of an aircraft but these are the essential components. Each piece must work harmoniously with the others to safely transport travelers from point A to point B.

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Like all internal combustion engines, and aircraft’s engine generates exhaust gas as it operates. This gas is dangerously hot and high in carbon monoxide, which is toxic to humans, and needs to be vented safely away from the cockpit of the aircraft to protect the passengers and crew. The engine exhaust system’s job is to direct these exhaust gases past the aircraft, as well as utilize them for heating the aircraft.

The exhaust system begins at the cylinders of the engine, right after combustion has taken place. After the combustion process is finished, the exhaust gases are pushed out of the cylinder through the exhaust valve, through a series of pipes until it is safely past the cockpit. Because of the threat of carbon monoxide, the exhaust system must be frequently inspected to ensure it does not have any cracks or defects that would lead to a leak.

Exhaust gas systems serve vital roles in other aspects of an aircraft’s performance. Many single-engine light aircraft use shroud heating systems to provide warmth to the cockpit and cabin by directing ambient air into a metal shroud or jacket that encases part of the aircraft’s exhaust system. The exhaust gases heat the tube they are traveling in, and by convection heat the ambient air. This air is then piped through a firewall heater valve into the cabin, making use of warmth that is otherwise wasted. Even better, the system requires no electrical or engine power, making it highly efficient. However, they must be frequently inspected, as an exhaust system failure in the shroud would lead to carbon monoxide leaking into the cabin.

Exhaust systems can also play a role in boosting performance if a turbocharger is mounted in them. A turbine within the exhaust system is turned as gases pass through it, which compresses and forces more air into the engine. When more air enters the engine, more gas can be added to the fuel/air mixture, which produces more combustion, and in turn generates more power.

Lastly, exhaust systems play a role in monitoring engine health. An exhaust gas temperature (EGT) probe can be mounted in the exhaust manifold, and measure the ratio of fuel and air entering the engine’s cylinders based on how hot the exhaust is. This can be used to regulate the fuel/air mixture of the engine, and ensure a healthy fuel economy.

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The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program is actively working to transition to a more environmentally friendly solvent to quickly and efficiently remove hydraulic fluid from DoD aircrafts. Petroleum-based solvents contain air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause health and environmental issues are currently being used by the U.S. military. The immediate ramifications of these harmful solvents include ground-level ozone, or photochemical smog, lung tissue damage, respiratory illness, and vegetation damage. Some examples of these harmful solvents are Stoddard Solvent, PD-680 and MLF-PRF-680.

NAVIAR has developed a cleaner solution that may help address a few of these issues. NAVSOLVE is a non-petroleum-based solvent that follows the specifications listed by California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District and the DoD’s “Cleaner, Non-Aqueous, Low-VOC, HAP-free” initiative. This new solvent is currently the only configuration that meets MIL-PRF-32295A for Type II cleaners. MIL-PRF-32295A classification encompass cleaners that are non-aqueous, low-VOC, and HAP-free used to clean aircraft components and ground support equipment.

For even more proof that NAVSOLVE is the superior solvent that is environmentally conscious, validation field tests at seven DoD sites were carried out. First, mechanical tests were conducted to ensure this chemical is compatible with different types of materials and structures used. Then, several field tests were used to verify that NAVSOLVE is an appropriate substitute to current hazardous chemicals being used by the DoD. The items being tested were the F-35, V-22, and MC-4Q Triton UAV/Global Hawk aircraft.

NAVSOLVE has several other reasons why it is superior to other cleaning solution out there. It is low-VOC, HAP-free, non-ozone damaging, recyclable, fast drying, and compatible with several different types of materials. NAVSLOVE is now known for its environmentally conscious efforts and overall dedication to safety.

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How does an aircraft gauge how fast it is traveling? How do pilots know what altitude it is travelling at? These questions can be answered with a few pieces of technological equipment: the pitot-static system, airspeed indicator, and vertical speed indicator. These components are capable of providing the aircraft airspeed, altitude, and Mach number of a plane in flight, and relay this information to the pilots in the cockpit. Each one contributes to the overall safety and proper functioning of an aircraft.

A planes pitot-static system is comprised of a number of sensors which detect the ambient air pressure by the forward motion of the plane. This includes the air pressure that is affected (pitot pressure) and the air pressure that is unaffected (static pressure). The pressure is used on its own, or in combination with each other, to provide indications of various flight measurements including altitude, airspeed, Mach number, and vertical speed.

Pitot pressure is measured in a pitot tube; this open facing tube is positioned along the axis of the aircraft. The pressure measured in the tube is a combination of static pressure and pressure from the aircraft’s forward movement. Commercial aircraft are installed with at least two independent pitot systems to ensure redundancy in case of a malfunction. Pitot pressure differs from static pressure in that static pressure is measured through a number of vents as opposed to a tube. The vents that measure static pressure are situated aerodynamically at neutral points on the fuselage. Vents are positioned on either side and feed into a common tube; this cancels out any errors arising from the positioning of the vents. Most commercial aircraft have at least two independent static systems to provide redundancy, similar to pitot pressure. An airspeed indicator is what compares the pitot and static pressure systems to determine the aircraft’s travelling speed.

An airspeed indicator typically measures the rate of travel in knots, or nautical miles per hour. In a simple indicator design, pitot pressure is fed into a barometric capsule—which is located in a sealed container— that is fed with static pressure. One end of the capsule is fixed while the other end is connected to the instrument pointer by a suitable system. The speed that is displayed on the indicator is the indicated airspeed. This is the speed of the aircraft relative to the body of air which it is flying through. This device is a bit different from a vertical speed indicator.

A vertical speed indicator is an instrument which indicates the rate of climb or descent or an aircraft, or altitude. Similar to an airspeed indicator, a barometric capsule is contained in a sealed case. The capsule is then fed with static pressure from the pitot-static system, which is installed with a calibrated nozzle. This nozzle restricts the passage of air so that there is a time delay between a change in static pressure. If the aircraft climbs or descends, the pressure within the capsule will increase or decrease, adjusting the altitude displayed.

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Adhering to proper maintenance practices is of utmost importance in the Aerospace industry. No aircraft is so tolerant of neglect that it is exempt from deterioration in the absence of inspection and maintenance programs. Corrosion, wear and tear, natural fatigue, and chance failures all contribute to the overall functioning and safety of aircraft.

Proper maintenance and repair techniques isn’t only about replacing a damaged part; it is about the repeated proactive actions required for restoring or maintaining a plane. Methods used to keep an aircraft in serviceable condition includes inspection, overhaul, servicing, and determination of condition. The different stages of aircraft maintenance involve light, heavy, and shop maintenance with each one focusing on separate areas of the vehicle.

Light maintenance refers to a large portion of pre-flight inspections and routine checks. This also encompasses any servicing that is carried out before the flight to ensure the aircraft is fit for the intended flight. The light maintenance process involves checking fluid levels, troubleshooting, repairing any defective components, as well as replacing malfunctioning components. This type of maintenance also  focuses on minor repairs and modifications that do not require extensive disassembly and can be accomplished rather quickly; heavy maintenance involves more in-depth work.

Heavy maintenance, also known as base maintenance, consists of repairs or servicing that is generally more invasive and require longer time frames. Although these tasks involve heavy repairs, they occur more infrequently. Airliners and private pilots tend to contract outside assistance for these situations as they require specialized tools/equipment. Heavy maintenance repairs often involve the removal of defective components, technology upgrades in the cockpit, cabin reconfiguration, as well as painting the aircraft. If a plane needs in-depth servicing to the engine, aircraft wings, or tail, it will be destined for shop maintenance.

When an aircraft needs major maintenance, or an overhaul, shop maintenance is required. This includes engine dismantle and repair, wing servicing, cabin maintenance, fuselage upgrades, window replacement, or any other major service. Often times this maintenance can be performed under the same conditions as heavy maintenance; however, this typically requires a hangar or a place to station the aircraft.

Proper upkeep on your aircraft contributes to extending the life of the plane, reinforcing passenger safety, maintaining excellent performance, and avoiding costly aircraft repair parts. Be sure to adhere to the recommended maintenance schedules for your vessel and its components to ensure the longevity of the aircraft. 

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An aircraft flight deck, also known as the cockpit, houses the aircraft's control systems. On a commercial airliner, flight decks may also be called a glass cockpit; they feature electronic flight instrument displays rather than the traditional analog dials and gauge display. Airline pilots are required to obtain their Airline Transport Pilot certification. In addition to this certificate, they receive type ratings that allow them to fly specific aircraft. Type rating is required for certain aircraft that have complex systems.

Although it’s difficult to fully grasp an understanding of the entire flight deck without training in it, we can learn about the basic systems. Airliners include a mode control panel (MCP), the primary flight display (PFD), a navigation display (ND), a GPS navigation systems, an engine indication and crew alerting system or electronic centralized aircraft monitor (EICAS or ECAM), a flight management system (FMS), and backup instruments. These systems often interact with each other.

The MCP allows the pilot to control the autopilot system and its related functions— but the autopilot system is independent of this instrument panel. PFDs display a digitized version of all of the basic flight instruments: the airspeed indicator, turn coordinator, attitude indicator, heading indicator, altimeter, and vertical speed indicator. The EICAS or ECAM allows the pilot to monitor values for N1, N2, and N3, along with fuel temperature, fuel flow, the electrical system, interior temperatures, control surfaces, etc. The FMS allows the pilot to enter or check information pertaining to the flight plan, speed control, navigation control, etc. The backup system includes a battery-powered integrated standby instrument system and a magnetic compass; these show vital information like speed, altitude, attitude, and heading.

With all of this information in mind, we can see how it can be important to obtain a type rating and specialize in flying that aircraft. Although most cockpits have similarities, they vary in design, functions, and complexity. It is important to understand the differences to avoid becoming complacent and reduce the likelihood of human error.

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Did you know that the screen resolution is not the only component responsible for creating a clear picture on a screen? Another component that can make the screen nicer to look at is a graphics card.

A graphics card is a computer hardware component responsible for rendering an image to a monitor. It converts data into a signal that a monitor can understand. There are two main types of graphics cards:  integrated and discrete graphics cards. Integrated graphics cards are built into the motherboard and are found on most computers. They are cost-effective but are not easily upgradeable and are not intended for more complicated image processing. Discrete graphics cards are an extra component installed on a motherboard; they are often used to speed up the image processing time and are ideal for modifying a system. There are many components associated with a graphics card. 

The graphics processing unit (GPU) creates the visuals displayed on the screen. It takes data from the central processing unit (CPU Board) and converts it into imagery. Expansion slots allow users to add additional cards. Graphics expansion slots have changed from peripheral component interconnect (PCI), accelerated graphics port (AGP), to the PCI-express: the PCI-E offers the best bandwidth with higher frames per second (FPS) to support more intense graphics such as 3D action and photoshop realism.

Higher random-access memory (RAM) configurations can also support higher resolutions. A graphics card’s RAM contains only the graphics memory and is separate from the system's main RAM Modules. Most modern graphics cards have a capacity somewhere between 512 MB and 8 GB; the most popular formats are DDR3 and GDDR5.

Graphics cards can be connected to the computer display through different output options. Video graphics array (VGA) is a 15-pin analog connection; it’s also probably the least efficient option. The digital visual interface is useful between cards and screen. The DVI-I carries analog and digital signals while the DVI-D carries only digital signals. HDMI carries both video and audio signals and is common due to its speed and versatility. A DisplayPort can carry video, audio, and other forms of data and is becoming more common.

Graphics cards are common in gaming systems but can help speed up image rendering in photo and video editing programs too. So, you don’t need to be an intense gamer to appreciate better quality graphics. 

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Regardless of what type of plane you are flying in, it most likely has a pressurized cabin. All airplanes, barring certain military aircraft, have a pressurized cabin. It is a crucial part of designing an aircraft because the purpose of pressurizing cabins is to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for passengers and flight crew at high altitudes.

 An airplane’s cabin is pressurized by forcing air into the cabin just like how you pressurize a car tire by blowing air into it. Air is pumped into the cabin, and since the cabin is sealed, the pressure inside increases. Often, this pressure is formed by the engines used to fuel the plane— as the engines burn fuel and generate combustion, a small portion of the air is forced into the cabin to reach an acceptable pressure.

As stated before, cabins are pressurized to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for passengers and flight crew at high altitudes. Almost all commercial airplanes fly at around 30,000 to 40,000 feet above sea level. At higher altitudes, the air is much thinner than when at sea level. As humans live on land, our lungs are made to breathe in air that is not as thin when high up in the air. If someone is forced to breathe in this thin air, they may experience hypoxia, which is characterized by a lack of oxygen to the brain. By pressurizing the cabin, you create a more suitable environment with more oxygen Cylinder readily available. This is essential for passenger and crew health.

But the cabin isn’t the only area that is pressurized. The entire base fuselage, including the cargo hold, is pressurized. Pressurized cabins are essential to creating a safe environment for passengers, but there’s the possibility of a blowout. If a window breaks, or if an emergency door opens, the air will be sucked out as the low pressure from outside attempts to equalize with the higher pressure inside. And, with the air goes everything else inside the cabin.

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Steam turbines extract thermal energy from pressurized steam and use it to do mechanical work on a rotating output shaft. Because it generates rotary motion, it’s widely used in power generation, refineries, and petrochemical industries.

Turbine casings are what go around the blades and working fluid. Because turbines work with steam at different temperatures and pressure levels, they have different shapes, constructions, and materials. For example, low-pressure and low-temperature up to 230? steam needs single shell casings made of cast iron; intermediate-pressure and medium-temperature up to 425? need carbon steel, and high-pressure and high-temperature steam exceeding 550? needs alloy steel such as 3Cr1Mo.

Turbine rotors blades are the most stressed component in the turbine and are designed based on their operating principles, impulse or reaction. Impulse turbines have a pressure drop across the stationary blades and have steam leakage between the stationary blades and rotor, so they use disc rotors. Reaction turbines have a pressure drop across the moving and stationary blades and cannot deal with added axial thrust, so they use drum rotors to eliminate the axial thrust caused by discs.

Turbine blades determine the efficiency of the turbine. Impulse blades have to be designed to convert the steam’s kinetic energy into mechanical energy while the reaction blades have to do that and convert pressure energy into kinetic energy. They have to be strong enough to deal with high temperatures, stresses, and damage. As a result, a shroud is often used to reinforce the free ends of the blade and reduce vibration and leakage.

Barring devices, bearings, couplings, seals, governors, and an oil flood lubrication system are all other crucial parts of a steam turbine. Barring devices are used to help the rotor when it is too hot, too cold, or has been shut off for too long. Bearings rotary and couplings help bear the loads, reduce friction, and keep everything in place. Seals reduce the leakage of steam between the rotary and stationary parts. Governors control the steam turbine’s operations. And the lubrication steam keeps the turbine running smoothly by reducing friction.  

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In the aerospace and aviation industry, sometimes the biggest problems, like engine failure, are not the most important problems to be dealt with. Sometimes, it’s just basic structural maintenance and repair. Aviation, due to the high stress and drastic change in air pressure, requires the use of stronger and more versatile materials for things like the exterior walls or doors. However, just because a structure is more durable doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need servicing.

Aviation composites are generally made with any combination of fiberglass, carbon fiber, or aramid. By combining several different materials together, manufacturers can produce one composite material with different physical or chemical properties that better suit the needs of their clients. Aircraft like the Boeing 737, Airbus 330, and MD-80 use composite materials for flight controls, cowls, gear doors, and more. In the case of aviation, that means a more durable and versatile material that is less likely to decay from corrosion and fatigue. Damage over time is unavoidable but easy enough to fix with the right tooling equipment and replacement parts.

When composite parts need maintenance and repair, there are several steps involved. First, there is a visual inspection and damage assessment to see what is obviously wrong with the aircraft. Further thorough inspections may also be necessary. Afterward, the maintenance crew will need to take stock of all the parts they will need, order them, and begin repairs, and if necessary, overhaul. Servicing an aircraft can sometimes mean AOG, or aircraft on the ground, which means that the damage is serious enough that the aircraft cannot fly. Parts like aircraft overhaul kits and composite parts and replacements will be needed, and quickly, in order to get the aircraft up and ready for flight again.

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One of the most important things to have in mind when choosing memory speed is the purpose intended for it. The main two areas of concern for memory configuration are for gamers and enterprise server admins since both have distinct objectives.



If the server will be supporting a substantial integer of users, additional memory density will be required, therefore LRDIMM is the best option if it’s well matched with the server. The bandwidth regulation will be remarkably superior operating at higher capacities when suing LRDIMM than RDIMM, and for that reason, the extra cost will be beneficial

UDIMMS incline to stress the host server, so the dim capacity and the complete number of DIMMs computer memory parts on every channel needs to be lowered down. IT restricts MT/s to 1600. UDIMMs are practical when a tiny latency reduction would be cooperative, but there is no need for that much capacity.


What speed of DDR4 to buy is up to your own needs. Ram kit choices can differ in price, so it is essential to be aware what type of performance benchmarks it is needed to hit prior to checking ram kits. Regarding memory, the cost to grain from the ratio of purchasing higher speed DDR4 module will be determined by the types of games. For memory in-depth games with a substantial world like fallout, or badly optimized games like Playerunknown’s battlegrounds, it is noticeable the modest expansion in frames per second when improving to 400 MHz, but nothing really remarkable.

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An aircraft is made up of different parts. When owning an airplane, it is important to not only look at the sub-parts and main components but also look at the spare parts that will be used when a part fails. As an aircraft owner, it is crucial to understand the different parts of an airplane and the effects of a non-working part on the entire airplane.

There are 5 structural parts on an aircraft. The aircraft engine is a vital component that permits the aircraft to move. All aircraft are manufactured with a unique engine according to its size. In earlier times, the propeller-driven engine was common amongst aircraft. However, these are no longer being utilized as they are now considered traditional engines. Aircrafts today are using jet engines. There several different jet engines, but the most utilized are the turbofan and turbojet.

The wing is considered a crucial aircraft part because it works to balance and improve the stability of the aircraft during flight. It is the part that permits the plane to go up in the air. The aircraft has 2 wings that are connected by a fuselage. The horizontal stabilizer, much like its name, is incorporated onto the aircraft to maintain stability during flight. The wing cannot maintain stability alone and the horizontal stabilizer provides a counteractive force that helps during disturbances.

The last 2 structural parts on an aircraft are the fuselage and the rudder. The fuselage is connected to the wing of the aircraft and comes in 2 different shapes. It can either be rectangular or come in cylindrical tubes. This acts as the connecting point for all parts. The rudder acts as the hinge that permits the plane to make left turns. It helps with the steering of the aircraft.

The parts mentioned above are basic parts of an aircraft. There are other parts smaller in size that are also important such as the main gear, nose, trim tab and more. Regular maintenance must be done so every part is functioning. This is usually done twice a year. It is important for aircraft owners to understand the importance of each part.

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The usage and availability of graphics cards and online currency, such as bitcoin and cryptocurrency, has created a growing industry for miners. This high-end hardware is in extreme demand and becoming very scarce.

Nvidia, a leading graphics card supplier, has becomes aware of this scarceness and changed the priority to go to gamers instead of miners to receive the greatest amount of profit possible. When you sell things in smaller amounts, you can charge more per item than when you sell bulk. This is because their main target group is GeForce- Gamers.

This is being done by limiting the amount that a single customer can buy to only one or two. It works because miners must purchase multiple cards to run their computers, while gamers only need one in most cases, and in some cases two for their purposes.

These parts are being bought out and resold at an extremely inflated price which can be too much for gamers, unlike miners who have a bigger budget. Many think the easy solution is to produce more graphics cards, however due to the unpredictable manner of the crypto market, which is the online currency like bitcoin, they do not want to start producing mass amounts only to have the crypto market crash and leave them with a ton of excess stock.

The mining industry will take the biggest hit because they rely so heavily on their graphics cards core systems. Their need for a larger number of cards to run their parallel configurations is not being met, especially after this new regulation for priority to be given to gamers.

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Projectors are not a new concept, nor are they rare. Optoma is one of the leading manufacturers of many different types of projectors and continue to create new products. Their newest announcement is a projector that uses Amazon Alexa voice recognition. Other upcoming products are the 1080P high definition projector which includes LED lights, a 4K-resolution, ultra-high definition (UHD), and the ultra-mobile pocket projector which is smaller but delivers outstanding quality and contains a 2 hours battery life.

The new projector with Amazon Alexa voice recognition is known as the Optoma UHD51A 4K UHD Projector. Not only does it support Amazon Alexa, but Android OS, 2 HDMI 2.0 inputs, and most 4K UHD game consoles. The price is said to be around $1,699. If that price tag is a little too high for some, Optoma also offers the UHD50 which is similar to the UHD51A but does not include Amazon Alexa capabilities. This UHD50 is priced at around $1499.

The Optoma LH150 is an HD mobile projector. It supports HDMI and USB connections, but also has wifi and Bluetooth capabilities to stick with the portability of the unit, along with built in speakers. There is not a pricing on this LH150 because it is not expected to be on the shelves until mid-2018.

One of the more expensive units offered by Optoma is the 4K UHD HDR Laser UST, which has incredible quality and is priced at $4,999. The last unit that Optoma is announcing is the LED pocket Projector, which is the smallest they have ever made. It has incredible mobile ability due to its size. The picture quality is not the best they provide, but is perfect for traveling, and still supports HDMI. The battery life, like mentioned above, is only about 2 hours, but the price is only $279.

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Ontic, a leading global provider of OEM-pedigree parts and MRO services for multiple aerospace platforms, recently signed a new license agreement with UTC aerospace systems. UTC has licensed Ontic to the manufacturing rights from their Electric Power Systems business segment for the wound motor product lines. This is the latest addition that Ontic has added to their UTC portfolio, they currently have the rights to several other UTC divisions, with the first license agreement dating back to over forty years ago. This specific product line aligns perfectly with Ontic’s commitment to constantly support non-core and legacy products. This agreement has also allowed ontic to expand service for electronic products on specific platforms, making Ontic truly value their relationship with UTC. The agreement will allow Ontic to add parts from eight different military aircrafts to their platform which include, F-16, AV8B, CH-53, CH-47, C-130, C-5, KC-135 and C-5.

Ontic is currently owned by a part of BBA Aviation PLC and can provide several different part support options, including conditions that range from new to serviceable. Ontic’s primary focus is servicing the Business and General Aviation market by supporting customers with the guidelines of three business principles. Ontic supports over 200 different locations in South America, North America, The Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Europe. Ontic has three facilities throughout the world, and over 3,000 customers worldwide, with specialty in low volume, high manufacturing. The factory locations produce 4,500 aircraft parts and all of Ontic’s locations have earned CAAC certifications. They have licenses with major aircraft companies that include: Honeywell, Safran, Thales and GE Aviation and target both military and civil markets. Ontic’s expertise in procuring and manufacturing legacy products is top notch against competitors.

Aviation Orbit has a dedicated and expansive array of UTC Aerospace parts, making us the premier supplier of aerospace components. We serve customers as a one-stop shop and primary destination for product sourcing. Aviation Orbit will ensure that your needs are addressed in the most expeditious and transparent manner, all the while offering cost-effective component solutions. If you are interested in a quote, please contact our friendly sales staff at or call 509-449-7700.

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In 2014 the Mexican Navy announced it would be ordering ten units of the Airbus AS565 MBe panther helicopters. They closed the deal during the delivery ceremony, and the Navy become the first customer to launch this new helicopter version. The first four helicopters were delivered to the Mexican navy in 2016 and the remaining amount were delivered this year. The MBe panther is a multi-role, all weather medium rotorcraft. The helicopter is specifically designed to land on and operate on ship decks, land based sites, and offshore locations. It is made to assist the navy with various tasks including but not limited to, search and rescue, casualty evacuation, maritime surveillance, counter- terrorism and offshore patrolling.

The Airbus AS565 MBe is one of the most dependable helicopters designed to date. The aircraft is powered by two Safran turboshaft engines. These engines are extremely reliable even in high and hot conditions. Its automatic flight control system makes it easier for piolets, and more reliable in a dangerous situation. Safety is also improved by including the digital control system and vehicle engine management display which both reduce the piolets workload drastically. The Mexican Navy has stated that these helicopters perform an average of 300 flight hours for reconnaissance, training flights and patrol missions alone. The AS565 has drastically enhanced the Navy’s operational capabilities, allowing them to participate in a wide variety of missions. They Mexican Navy takes full advantage all the mission equipment the helicopters have to offer, which includes cargo hooks, infrared night vision, and a rescue hoist. The Mexican Navy’s confidence in Airbus helicopters has helped airbus succeed greatly in south America.

Aviation Orbit has a dedicated and expansive array of Airbus Aircraft parts, making us the premier supplier of aircraft components. We serve customers as a one-stop shop and primary destination for product sourcing. Aviation orbit will ensure that your needs are addressed in the most expeditious and transparent manner, all the while offering cost-effective component solutions. If you are interested in a quote, please contact our friendly sales staff at or call 509-449-7700.

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Boeing has conducted business with MHI in many projects in the past and therefore has established a well-known relationship between the two entities. In collaboration to be able to create a more efficient flight. MHI has agreed to lower the production cost for wings that are to be placed on Boeings 787 Dreamliner aircrafts. Both companies have agreed to analyze the currently produced aircrafts while observing the aero structure that will affect the production of future aircrafts.

Alongside the current plans of creating a newer type of aircraft, they are also focused on the sales side of the business in hopes of generating more sales for MHI productions.

MHIs more efficient production would increase their sales not only for themselves but for other companies that they use to bring the wing together. Currently Boeing uses components from over 150 Japanese companies to supply their component needs for their commercial and defense production.

Both companies have sacrificed a lot of their resources to be able to bring this partnership to life and are thinking in the future with this recent project. “Collaboration with suppliers is at the heart of our Partnering for Success efforts, positioning our companies to win in today’s competitive marketplace and look ahead to future opportunities.”

Wings are not the only part of the aircraft that MHI is able to bring to the table but also supplies Boeings fuselage. The types of fuselage that MHI proves Boeing is for the 767 , 777, and the 777X model series.

Boeing is well established all across the nation has created many other jobs that are held in the US and Japan . An annual report shows that Boeing generates over 5 billion US $ in Japan alone every year.

Aviation Orbit is a prime distributor for Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft Parts in the industry. Working hand in hand with Boeing over the years has allowed for ASAP to create a well-rounded base with them to be able to provide the most innovative parts on the market. All of ASAP parts have been tested and placed under warranty to ensure parts with every order. For a better look at the parts ASAP is able to provide visit For instant RFQs email or call 1 509 449 7700.

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World renown airline companies, Boeing and Emirates, indicated their commitment to acquire forty 787-10 Dreamliners at the Dubai Airshow in 2017. This purchase, which also includes airplanes and other similar equipment, is estimated to cost $15.1 billion in reference to current list prices.

Emirates, which is known as Boeing’s biggest 777 operator, will be first in line to be presented with the new 777X in 2020. By selecting the 787-10, Emirates is accompanying their 777s with a medium twin-aisle airplane that will provide twenty-five percent better fuel efficiency for each seat, along with better emissions than the aircrafts it will replace.

The orders placed by Emirates for the Dreamliners will start being delivered in 2022, and deliveries will take place going into the 2030s. Chairman and Chief Executive Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has stated that some of these aircrafts will replace current fleets so that a youthful and efficient fleet is maintained, and other Dreamliners will support their future growth. Al Maktoum see’s the 787-10 as a good companion to airlines 777 and A380 fleet, and will provide the company with greater flexibility to serve a variety of destinations as they continue to mold their global routes. Emirates’ strategy has been to invest in greatly advanced and efficient aircrafts, and their orders of the 787s has shown just that.

Boeing President and CEO Kevin McAllister is excited that Emirates has chosen to purchase their line of 787-10 Dreamliners as a means of expansion and future development. McAllister views the 787 as the new standard in regards to operation economics in the commercial aviation industry as it enters into service next year. Emirates’ orders of the 787-10 Dreamliner will support the companies long term partnership and will also support many jobs in the United States. According to a formula supported by the US Department of Commerce, this deal would support at least 75,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Out of the Boeing 787 family, the 787-10 is the largest fleet. There is also no other model that has sold faster in twin-aisle airplane history. At least 65 customers have ordered more than 1,275 of the 787-10 Dreamliners to this day, most likely because of the family’s high fuel efficiency and preferred experience of passengers.

Aviation Orbit, an ASAP Semiconductor operated company, is focused on supplying both Aerospace and aviation parts. The company takes pride in being a Boeing Aircraft parts supplier and supplying a variety of parts to a large network. Aviation Orbit strives to support customers all throughout the year and help their customers have the best purchasing experience.

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