Air International 2022-10
M.Broadbent - Twin-win
A B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, on July 7, 2022. The US Air Force uses Boeing’s digital twin methodology for the engine replacement programme on the Stratofortress
The first T-7A aircraft is being spliced together by Boeing and will serve as a ground-based test platform
The front fuselage of the first Boeing-Saab T-7A Red Hawk was joined with its aft section in less than 30 minutes, witness to the benefits of model-based engineering and 3D design
Boeing says the T-7A Red Hawk is among the US Air Force’s first aircraft to be designed, built and tested along a digital thread
Using the 'digital thread' has helped to speed up the design and test of concept models for Tempest.
BAE Systems engineers have been using the digital environment to design, test and ‘fly’ Tempest concepts
BAE Systems’ fuselage demonstrator representing how a future fighter aircraft fuselage could be produced and developed
AT FIA 2022, BAE Systems was keen to demonstrate its recent moves in developing the latest manufacturing technologies by showcasing a representative military fast-jet fuselage that was designed and built in the firm's '4.0 Factory of the Future' at its Warton facility in Lancashire.
Tempest model in the wind tunnel
BAE’s fuselage demonstrator in the Factory of the Future at Warton
Digital twins enable manufacturers to study physical behaviours an engine would exhibit under very extreme conditions