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The simulation of unusual flight conditions will improve aircraft safety and training

Jan 30, 2018:

Human factors research is contributing to developing a better understanding of a pilot's response to unusual flight conditions,

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Dr Eric Groen, senior scientist at TNO and visiting academic - aerospace physiology at Cranfield University, UK

New aerospace concepts: Is testing ready for them?

Jun 30, 2017:

 Emergent technologies are providing some of the most exciting developments in the aerospace world. Is the current flight test community fit to assess them?

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Highs and lows

Apr 19, 2017:

Is it easier to test at high or low altitude? While high-altitude testing brings its own set of human challenges, flight in a low-level environment brings completely different conditions and difficulties

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Environmental testing: hot or cold?

Dec 5, 2016:

The world of aerospace testing is no stranger to extreme conditions, but which end of the temperature envelope is the more challenging?

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Garnet Ridgway and Sophie Robinson

Improving efficiency

Oct 25, 2016:

Is it time you considered a Combined Test Team approach to improve efficiency through elimination of redundant testing?

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Flight simulators: passe or the future?

Sep 13, 2016:

 Flight simulation is undoubtedly a valuable part of the aerospace testing process, but has technological development in the field stagnated?

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Out with the old

Jun 10, 2016:

A favored saying of safety engineers is, ‘There are no new accidents, only new victims’. Does this apply to aerospace testing in the modern era?

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Best of times, worst of times?

Mar 30, 2016:

From the outside, a career in aerospace testing seems as glamorous and exciting as ever. Is this really the case? Are we in a golden age? And are those that disagree guilty of looking back through rose-tinted spectacles?

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Garnet Ridgway and Sophie Robinson

A measured approach to decision-making

Feb 2, 2016:

Peter Kelley, a former senior metrologist at the National Weights & Measures Laboratory and training development manager at the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), takes a look at the difference between calibration and testing, at metrological traceability and uncertainty in measurement, and considers the significance of possible measurement errors in final test and calibration results

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By Peter Kelley

Tech advances

Dec 7, 2015:

The development rate of consumer electronics has been meteoric over the past few decades, whereas aircraft undergoing testing are often fundamentally unchanged. Does this huge technological advance make aerospace testing a formality in this day and age?

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Garnet Ridgway and Sophie Robinson


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