News tagged with fuselage

Robots are coming to aircraft assembly

Up to now, aircraft have been put together in huge assembly cells, but to build the necessary facilities is expensive and time-consuming. That is why Fraunhofer researchers have come up with a flexible assembly-line ...

Sep 19, 2011 not rated yet 1

Lifting to space

This year, NASA will launch its final Space Shuttle missions. The development of the Shuttle had sprung from the supersonic rocket planes of Chuck Yeager, and was an answer to the question: what is the best ...

Feb 03, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Energy-autonomous sensors for aircraft

Aircraft maintenance will be easier in future, with sensors monitoring the aircraft skin. If they discover any dents or cracks they will send a radio message to a monitoring unit. The energy needed for this ...

Oct 01, 2009 3 / 5 (1) 1