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In this Issue - March 2018

The March 2018 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

SURVIVAL SPACE: Being stuck inside a spacesuit for six days is just one of the extremes NASA is addressing as it looks to a new age of space exploration.

 

A WINTER'S WORK: Airbus Helicopters' chief test pilot, Olivier Gensse, gives his take on the H160 test and certification and the demands of testing helicopters in tough environments.

 

FULL CIRCLE: The Boeing 787's troubled service entry and new engine technology have given the Airbus A303 anew lease of life.

 

SHIPSHAPE: The aircraft used by the Royal Navy are monitored and inspected by a dedicated team of NDT specialists.

 

BEST OF BOEING: Boeing's chief test pilot in the UK, Rich Pillans, talks about running the company's first test and evaluation center outside of the USA and why it pays to keep a clear head during flight tests.

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2018

The Aerospace Testing International Showcase 2018 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

TESTING TIMES : There are more new commercial airliners (including variants) currently in flight testing than there have been for many years. Aerospace Testing International summarizes activities underway among seven manufacturers

 

FATIGUE TESTS FOR ALLOYS : Research into fatigue crack growth rates, supported by an international research project, shows that introducing pivot points and modern computer technology can determine very accurate crack growth rates that may require less testing in the future

 

HAVE YOU MET...? : Meet Robert S Rutledge, fatigue testing expert at the National Research Council of Canada

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