Keeping in the skies…..Airworthiness
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Keeping in the skies…..Airworthiness

This week we are looking at Airworthiness and why it is so important. An integral part of the operation of an aircraft is airworthiness and is vital when seeking a certification which rules the aircraft safe to fly. Airworthiness is the ability of an aircraft, or other airborne systems, to function and operate correctly during...

June 14, 2019June 14, 2019by
Computer Aided Design – Shaping the future
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Computer Aided Design – Shaping the future

Computer-aided design (CAD) often goes under the radar when talking about designing and testing a product. The use of CAD is limitless and has a broad amount of features, it can span from making small objects that can be 3D printed to combining files from across the world to create an aircraft. The power of...

June 14, 2019June 14, 2019by
Are aircraft becoming too complicated? 
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Are aircraft becoming too complicated? 

Are aircraft becoming too complicated?  Aircraft and the aerospace sector itself has come a long way since the first flight conducted by the Wright brothers in 1902. Where we have seen huge advancements in technology and have produced some very memorable aircraft such as the heroic spitfire, the iconic Concorde, to the groundbreaking Lockheed SR-71...

June 7, 2019June 7, 2019by
Location of Passenger Accommodations
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Location of Passenger Accommodations

Location of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA), also known as Aircraft Interior Configuration Document, is an engineering diagram of the interior cabin of an Aircraft. This includes, but is not limited to, Seats (passenger and flight attendants), Galleys, Exits, Emergency Equipment, Lavatories and much more. A LOPA certifies the interior components and installations, also visually showing customers...

June 1, 2019June 1, 2019by
Spires partnership with Etihad
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Spires partnership with Etihad

In light of the new partnership formed with Etihad Airways Engineering in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Spires Engineering will now be a global partner of Etihad Airways Engineering. We will be offering support and collaborate on future projects together across the world. These projects will involve Cabin interior modifications to structural element changes. Moreover, we are...

May 22, 2019May 22, 2019by
Rise in fuel prices
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Rise in fuel prices

The recent rise in oil prices, leading to a rise in fuel prices, has hit all our pockets pretty hard, but not as heavy as the aviation sector. A rise in oil prices means the already expensive kerosene (jet fuel) has risen dramatically. This has had a huge effect on the industry as a whole....

May 22, 2019May 22, 2019by