QET Tech Aerospace Heavy Maintenance Facility Construction Well Under Way in CD Obregon, Sonora, Mexico

QET Tech Aerospace’s heavy maintenance facility construction is well underway. Construction material is arriving and the offices and warehouse in the city is being moved to the airport’s industrial park.

QET Tech Aerospace has just signed a lease agreement with the state of Sonora for a 5300 square foot building in the CEN airport industrial park.
The office will be used for engineering, planning and training for the new MRO. An office in CD Obregon is being kept to handle recruitment and other administration activities including the mailing address.

QET Tech Aerospace has just completed moving its warehouse from the city to the CEN airport industrial park. The New 12,400 square feet warehouse is being provided by the State run industrial park. It is used presently store inventory but will soon be transformed into a highly efficient shipping and receiving center which will include dedicated areas like, drop off, receiving inspection, storage, quarantine, picking and kitting, packing, create building and wood treatment area and shipping area.

Guadalajara based construction company Lonas Lorenzo has started to deliver the first construction material for the 52,500 sq ft wide body hangar in CD Obregon international airport which is scheduled to be completed this December. It is being pre-assembled in Guadalajara and then trucked to CEN airport where it will be erected. The hangar is a unique design where the completely enclosed wide body hangar can be moved to another site if necessary. “We plan to move the hangar into the industrial park off the airport. It is planned that the industrial park will become a duty free zone and the goal is to have the complete heavy maintenance facility located in the park” says Julio Cesar Alvarez, CEO of QET Tech Aerospace.

“The Sonora State government was very generous in offering their facilities to QET Tech Aerospace and is very much appreciated” says Mike Dornenburg, V.P Technical & Commercial Operations of QET Tech Aerospace.

QET Tech Aerospace is a Mexican company based in CD Obregon, Sonora Mexico. It provides services and products to the international aviation industry. For more information, please visit our web site.

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QET Tech Aerospace Newly Based Mexican MRO Goes to ILA Berlin Air Show 2012

At the invitation of ProMexico QET Tech Aerospace will be sharing a booth at the ILA Berlin Air Show starting September 11th.

“As a new start up heavy maintenance facility in Sonora Mexico, we are starting as a clean sheet and looking to the best experience that exist for equipment and processes that we can use to build on. To that end, we think the timing and calibre of the exhibitors at this show will help in our success. We strongly believe in engaging with other aviation professionals and keeping up with best practices and cutting-edge ideas in the aerospace industry. The ILA brings all of this together for us.

Anyone interested is partnering with a company in Mexico, has Boeing or Airbus tooling for sale, innovated service processes or software, setting up a component shop in Mexico, come visit me at booth 6220 in Hall 6” says Mike Dornenburg, V.P. Technical and Commercial Operations.

QET Tech Aerospace is a Mexican company based in CD Obregon, Sonora Mexico. It provides services and products to the international aviation industry. For more information, please visit our web site.

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QET Tech Aerospace to Launch New Heavy Maintenance MRO in Mexico

On 28-August 2012, during a corner stone ceremony to launch the hangar project, Guillermo Padrés Elías, governor of Sonora Mexico, expressed his support with $75.7 million pesos (aprox $5.8 MM USD) to locate QET Tech Aerospace in Obregon.

For the last four years QET Tech Aerospace S.A de C.V. has been involved in many different aviation opportunities and re-investing all the profits in growing the business. “We are very pleased to locate in Sonora which is part of our business plan we a carefully following from SH&E” says Mike Dornenburg V.P. Technical and Commercial Operations. Presently, the company operating certificate is for national aircraft. It is also the only company in Mexico which has DGAC (Mexican Aviation Authority) delegated authority to do third party for both maintenance and operation audits.

“In the medium term, we will increase our capacity by building more hangars for aircraft maintenance, component repair and painting. In addition to national certifications, these hangars will also be certified by the Civil Aviation Agencies in the United States of America and Europe.” says Julio Alvarez, CEO of QET Tech Aerospace. The first hangar is scheduled to be completed December 2012.

QET Tech Aerospace is a Mexican company based in CD Obregon, Sonora Mexico. It provides services and products to the international aviation industry. For more information, please visit our web site.

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Spaceflight and ISILaunch Team to Provide Global Spaceflight Services for Small Payloads

Spaceflight Services (Spaceflight) and Innovative Space Logistics BV (ISILaunch) announced today that they have teamed to create a global spaceflight services provider for small and secondary payloads.

Spaceflight and ISILaunch currently offer spaceflight services on a variety of orbital and suborbital vehicles for small and secondary payloads, with operations centered in the United States (US) and Europe respectively. Under this joint marketing agreement Spaceflight and ISILaunch will provide a global spaceflight service for the launch of small and secondary payloads by jointly marketing a combined set of products and services to prospective customers.

Spaceflight will be the lead organization for integrating prospective orbital and suborbital payloads flying on US launch vehicles and suborbital platforms. In addition, Spaceflight will be the primary interface for US companies that want to fly on non-US launch vehicles.

ISILaunch will be the lead organization for integrating prospective orbital and suborbital payloads flying on non-US launch vehicles and suborbital platforms, as well as be the primary interface for non-US customers that want to fly on US vehicles.

Jason Andrews, President and CEO of Spaceflight Services, said, “We are very pleased to team with ISILaunch Services and provide a global service offering. They are a demonstrated leader having contracted more than ten payloads in the past years and successfully launched four satellites in 2009.”

Abe Bonnema, Managing Director of ISILaunch Services, said, “By joining forces with SpaceFlight Spaceflight Services we have created the unique opportunity to connect the dots between the different customers and flight opportunities worldwide.”

Continued Andrews, “The commercial rideshare approach Spaceflight and ISILaunch offer provides truly revolutionary global space access at significant savings compared to purchasing a dedicated vehicle. For certain payload sizes this is an entirely new capability at a compelling price point.”

Spaceflight and ISILaunch are currently offering orbital flight opportunities to Low Earth Orbit starting in 2011 and flight opportunities to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit and Low Lunar Orbit in 2014. For a full list of pricing for CubeSats, NanoSats, MicroSats and ESPA spacecraft, please visit Spaceflight Services at www.spaceflightservices.com or ISILaunch at www.isilaunch.com.

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International Astronautical Congress

The 61st International Astronautical Congress has been celebrated in Prague, CZ. In this congress, new advances in Aeronautics and Astronautics have been exposed. Doctor Gabriel Barceló´s paper has had special relevance in this congress. This paper: ON THE EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE relates to his investigation on field theory of Rotational Dynamics, which specifically applies to rigid rotating physical systems and which has numerous and significant scientific and technological applications. The achieved results allow us to obtain a new perspective in dynamics, unknown up to date, making it possible to turn given trajectories which, until now, have been considered as chaotic, into deterministic terms. After a deep analysis of the Equivalence Principle, the Spanish investigator, Doctor Barceló has come to the conclusion that there still exists an unstructured scientific area in the present general assumptions and, specifically, in the area of rigid bodies exposed to simultaneous non-coaxial rotations.

For this purpose, it is necessary to analyze the velocity and acceleration fields that are generated in the body, and assess new criteria in these speeds coupling. In this context, reactions and inertial fields take place, which cannot be justified by means of the classical mechanics.

Doctor Barceló briefly informed to assistants of the surprising results obtained, and expressed the interest towards the investigation of this new area of knowledge in rotational non-inertial dynamics, and of its multiple and remarkable scientific and technological applications.

Quite a number of examples can be thought of for checking the dynamic hypotheses proposed by Doctor Barceló, which would allow us to interpret many, still unexplained assumptions in nature, using the interactions which result from rotating the space of events.

An example of the theory is the feared roll coupling of the planes. It happens when a plane, which is flying a screw or any other kind of air acrobatics which implies, for example, a turn around its main inertia axe, starts a new steering manoeuvre with curved trajectory. According to the supported dynamic hypotheses, the non-homogeneous distribution of speeds, generated by the new non-coaxial rotation of the plane mass, couples to the field of translation speed, causing an unintentional deviation of the trajectory as well as a possible loss of the plane control.

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Physics Can Explain The Behaviour Of The South Africa World Cup Ball

The World Cup Ball And Its Astonishing Effects Can Be Easily Explained Through TheTheory Of Dynamic Interactions, Which Also Applies To The Flight Of The Boomerang.

The official World Cup ball, the so called “Jabulani”, which has been object of a lot of criticism due to its unpredictable path, will be studied by the FIFA and experts after the World Cup.

The “strange effects” in the behaviour of the official World Cup ball can be easily described through the physical theory proposed by the Spaniard Gabriel Barceló. For more than twenty years this Spanish PhD in Engineering has been explaining the deviation of a ball, the effect of tennis or ping-pong balls or the curved paths of golf balls through the Theory of Dynamic Interactions (TID). This physical theory describes the behaviour of bodies exposed to acceleration through rotation, from soccer balls to rotating heavenly bodies.

This theory enables an easy understanding of the path of the “Jabulani” and gives the reason for its possible changes, in the same way as this theory explains the typical flight of the boomerang or the rotation of galaxies in space.

Another Spanish engineer, Arturo Rodriguez, who cooperates with PhD Barceló on this investigation project, was the initial observer of the effects of the “Jabulani” and confirmed that it behaved according to the TID , based on the following reasoning: According to official or orthodox Physics, the reason for the effects which occur to the soccer ball (and which cause the change from rectilinear to circular path) is of aerodynamic origin, i.e. they arise from the interaction of the surface of a body (ball) with the environment (draughts). Usually this deviation of the ball is, erroneously, attributed to the so called “Magnus Effect”, without quantification and with insufficient scientific rigor.

But in fact the surface of the “Jabulani” is identical to that of any other soccer ball (shape, size, weight, material, roughness, etc …). What makes this ball different from others is only the internal structure, which in this case is made up of a layer of spherical rubber sectors instead of the homogeneous and continuous structure of traditional balls. Therefore there is every indication that it is this difference which causes a differentiated dynamic behaviour.

Summarizing, according to the analysis which derives from the “Magnus” effect this internal structure of the ball is of none importance, as orthodox Physics only takes into account the aerodynamic effects which are originated between the surface of the ball and the environment (air).

This clear contradiction proves that the physical-mathematical model which has been generally accepted up to date would not be correct. I have been analyzing this topic and have come to the conclusion that this phenomenon confirms the correctness of the Theory of Dynamic Interactions.

Already in 2005 PhD. Barceló published the book “El vuelo del Bumerán” (The flight of the Boomerang), where he explained the TID, later reiterating his arguments in the text “Un mundo en rotación” (A rotating World), published in 2008. In both books he analyzes rotating bodies and repeatedly insists on looking for new solutions to existing rotational questions related to the paths of spinning balls, as well as other similar astrophysical phenomena, or even its possible use in astronautics. This theory has been presented in various Physics and Mathematics Conferences and has been published in several journals.

After so many years, this ball could be the proof of the theory, because, at it is not homogeneous, internal torques will be originated due to the uneven effect of the weight of each sector of the ball, so that gravity will favour the existence of curved paths of the “Jabulani” ball. This theory could be used in the design of spinning or non spinning balls.

The theory of Dynamic Interactions (TID) can be looked up in Internet on:http://www.advanceddynamics.net/

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International Aircraft Sales Website Goes Mobile

International Aircraft Sales, Inc. (IAS), today announced that its website, ias.com, has been optimized for mobile devices.

Designed specifically for mobile platform, the IAS Mobile Website, ias.mobi, enables easy and intuitive navigation of pertinent IAS information, such as Aircraft for Sale Database, Dealers/Brokers Directory, Aircraft Finance Listing, Aircraft Insurance Listing and other relevant features.

“IAS customers will now be able to access our content on the move quickly and easily,” said Iannick Legare, Corporate Vice President at IAS. “To better serve our customers, we want to continually evolve our company by integrating to our website all new web technologies as they emerge. This new initiative further demonstrates our commitment to being a major reference in the online aircraft sales industry.”

The Gartner Group estimated that there will be three billion mobile subscribers in the world by 2010. This indicates that there will soon be more people around the world with access to mobilized content, than people with standard PC-based Web browsers.

The new site can be viewed from an XHTML browser at: http://ias.mobi or http://mobile.ias.com

More information about IAS mobile Website can be found at:
http://www.ias.com/en/mobile.aspx

About International Aircraft Sales, Inc.
International Aircraft Sales (IAS) is a complete online solution designed to connect worldwide aircraft buyers, sellers, dealers and brokers. Through its website, www.ias.com, IAS provides new and used aircraft for sale, lease, charter, and fractional ownership to companies and private individuals.

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Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Produced By An External Dynamo System, Not An Internal Dynamo

Researcher finds that Earth’s magnetic field is not produced by an internal dynamo. Nor is it produced by ocean current. The dynamo is outside the Planet! New findings by independent researcher, Dennis Brooks, show that Earth’s magnetic field and the planet itself are components of a complex dynamo system, which surrounds the planet. The planet and its magnetic field are part of the dynamo. According to this new theory, no internal dynamo or ocean current helps in producing or maintaining the magnetic field because other planets with magnetic fields do not have ocean currents or iron cores.

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Each planet does not have a unique way of producing its magnetic field. The magnetic field of each planet is produced by a planetary dynamo system and its ring current.

For many years researchers thought that a similar dynamo system was within the planet and that this internal dynamo generated the magnetic field. However, we know now that it is too hot inside the planet to produce and maintain a magnetic field there.

The planetary dynamo system is composed of a magnetosphere, the planet, the magnetic field, radiation belts, ring current, and charged particles from the solar wind. The planet is the central component of the system and its rotation plays an important part in operating the dynamo and generating ring current. The magnetic field is generated by the system’s ring current, which is made up of charged particles. The magnetic field captures even more charged particles and brings them into the dynamo system as fuel. Everything works together.

Earth’s inner and outer core simply cannot provide the fuel a dynamo system needs. If earth’s dynamo had to depend on energy from the planet for fuel, the entire planet would have been completely consumed many years ago.

To learn more about Earth’s magnetic field, Visit
http://sites.google.com/site/earthsmagneticfield/

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A2 Technologies Receives Research Contract From The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

A2 Technologies announces today that it has received a three year research contract from the Federal Aviation Administration to study the effectiveness of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) for determining damage to composite materials used in civilian aircraft applications.

The project will focus on three main tasks. A2 Technologies’ hand-held Exoscan FTIR system will be used to develop the methodology for determining, thermal, UV and chemical damage to composites. Once this is developed, it will be used to detect the full extent of damage in composite panels and to monitor and aid in bonding and repair processes. These methods will then be implemented to enable the Exoscan system to be used by qualified non-destructive evaluation personnel in field trials. Collaborating on this project with A2 Technologies is The Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware.

Jon Frattaroli, CEO of A2 Technologies states “We developed Exoscan as an easy-to-use, high performance, hand-held FTIR spectrometer in order to expand the use of this widely used analytical technique to non-laboratory applications. We are delighted that the FAA has seen the potential value of FTIR spectroscopy as a non-destructive analysis technology for use in aircraft manufacturing and maintenance. We are excited to work with our outstanding collaborators to prove the value of this technology.”

For more information, please contact Dr. Alan Rein, Vice President Business Development, A2 Technologies at 201-909-8824 or arein@a2technologies.com or visit www.a2technologies.com

About A2 Technologies
Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, A2 Technologies is taking FTIR spectroscopy out of the lab and into the field. A2 Technologies manufactures and develops portable FTIR spectrometers designed for the analytical needs of the petrochemical, environmental, transportation, mining and other general environments where there is a need for analysis. The portable FTIR analyzers extend the proven capabilities of Fourier Transform Infrared technology by rendering sample preparation obsolete and ensuring real time results. For further press information or images please contact Marketing Director Valerie Lopez at the A2 Technologies headquarters in Danbury Connecticut 203.312.1106 or e-mail vlopez@a2technologies.com

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A2 Technologies Have Entered Into A Patent License Agreement With The Boeing Company To Utilize The Patents In The Application Of A2’s Portable Exoscan FTIR Spectrometer

A2 Technologies today announced they have entered into a patent license with the Boeing Company allowing the use of Boeing patents in association with the development, manufacture and sale ofA2 Technologies’ FTIR Spectrometers. The license will permit A2 Technologiesto utilize the patents in the application of A2’s portable Exoscan FTIR spectrometer for non destructive testing of aerospace composite and metal materials. Examples of the applications include the use of the Exoscan for measuring the affect of excessive heat on the chemical structure and strength of composite material, and the ability to non-destructively analyze the effectiveness of certain surface treatments in composite and metal materials.

Exoscan is a high performance FTIR that puts a laboratory quality spectrometer, literally in the palm of one’s hand. With the addition of the Boeing patent licenses, A2 Technologies can now provide proven FTIR based analytical methods that will significantly increase the types of materials that can be analyzed in a variety of applications that are critical to aircraft manufacturing and maintenance.

Jon Frattaroli, CEO of A2 Technologies stated “we are excited to have entered into this licensing agreement with the Boeing Corporation. Boeing is clearly the leading US aircraft manufacturing company. They are also leaders in using FTIR spectroscopy in a wide range of aerospace applications, particularly related to composites and surface analysis. But it is the combination of A2’s Exoscan spectrometer and the Boeing patents that will finally enable methods traditionally carried out in laboratories to be deployed into aerospace manufacturing facilities and maintenance hangers.”

Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, A2 Technologies is taking FT-IR spectroscopy out of the lab and into the field. A2 Technologies manufacture and develops portable FT-IR spectrometers designed for the analysis requirements of the aerospace, petrochemical, environmental, metals and mining and other industries where there is a need for at-site, out-of-laboratory analysis.

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VEGA and Salamander to deliver a unified message of best practice to support the implementation of Through Life Capability Management (TLCM) for the UK MoD

 

VEGA Group PLC (VEGA), the specialist Professional Services Company, together with The Salamander Organisation (TSO), has delivered a unified message of best practice to support the implementation of Through Life Capability Management (TLCM) for the UK MoD at last year’s RUSI C4ISTAR Conference.

The conference concept, “Operational Requirements for the Next 5 Years” examines the issues facing the successful delivery UK C4ISTAR capability. The challenges include austere operational requirements, a finite defence budget and the implementation of Through Life Capability Management (TLCM) within the UK’s Defence Acquisition Change Programme. In such an environment, the ability to make the informed acquisition decisions is paramount if the most effective military capability is to be acquired for the frontline commands.

VEGA Government & Defence Director, Peter Armstrong and TSO Chief Technology Officer, Dick Whittington will jointly present to the main conference. They will deliver a presentation proposing how the two companies, in conjunction with Defence Prime BAE Systems, can enable the MoD’s C4ISTAR acquisition stakeholders to understand and visualise the true value of the future C4ISTAR capability portfolio, across all Defence Lines of Development. VEGA and TSO are confident that their solution will reduce the workload of those charged with making difficult procurement decisions and instill confidence that that these decisions will deliver the comprehensive C4ISTAR capability as demanded by the Front Line Commands.

VEGA supports the C4ISTAR community in the specification, acquisition, security, integration and deployment of through-life, network-enabled capability, to ensure that it delivers the operational benefits for which it is intended. The company is a main sponsor of the RUSI C4ISTAR conference which takes place at the Five Lakes Resort, Maldon, Essex, on 17 and 18 October (held in 2007). VEGA and TSO will be speaking on the conference alongside C4ISTAR stakeholders including: Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Lt Gen Andrew Figgures CBE; Capability Manager (Information Superiority), AVM Stu Butler; Director Equipment Capability (Command, Control, and Information Infrastructure), Brig Simon Shadbolt; and Director Equipment Capability (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance), Air Cmdre ‘Flash’ Gordon.

About VEGA Group:
VEGA is a specialist professional services company. It provides independent consulting, technology and managed solutions, based on 30 years experience of specialist market and technological domains. This enables VEGA to offer independent expert advice and pragmatic support services in the effective implementation of business strategy. In doing so, VEGA helps its clients to identify business value, manage risk and realise higher levels of success from their programmes and projects.

VEGA’s principal markets are Aerospace, Defence and Government. Its key geographies are the UK, Germany, Holland, France and Spain.

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Qspeed Semiconductor is introducing its Q-Series family of low Qrr, high softness factor, boost converter rectifier diodes

Qspeed Semiconductor, a designer and manufacturer of innovative, energy-saving power semiconductor devices, today introduced its Q-Series rectifier family. The new family of devices was designed specifically for use in power factor correction (PFC) circuits that deliver from 200 to 1000 W of power. Replacing anultrafast diode with a Q-Series device typically realizes efficiency improvements of 0.5 to 1.5% in the boost converter stage, which are similar to those obtained by using exotic Silicon Carbide diodes. Developed using Qspeed’s proprietary technology, the Q-Series family of devices has the lowest reverse-recovery-charge (QRR) and the best softness factor of any high-speed silicon rectifiers currently available on the market.

“Power supply designers no longer have to work around inferior diodes or use expensive Silicon Carbide devices,” said Michael T. Robinson, CEO of Qspeed Semiconductor. “Our Q-Series rectifiers make it easy to improve the efficiency of PFC boost converters and lower MOSFET operating temperatures while minimizing EMI generation, all without the use of snubbers and clamps.”

The Q-Series product family consists of three devices, which are rated to deliver continuous forward current values of 3, 5 and 8 A respectively. The 3 A device (LQA03TC600) would typically be used in boost converter stages that deliver from 200 to 400 W of continuous output power. The 5 A device (LQA05TC600) would find its home in converters that deliver from 400 to 700 W, while the zone for the 8 A device (LQA08TC600) is from about 700 to 1000 W.

“Until now, engineers looking to improve the operating efficiency of their AC-DC power supplies had to resort to using costly, Silicon Carbide diodes,” said Richard Francis, Qspeed’s Chief Technology Officer. “With the lowest reverse recovery charge and the best turn-off softness factor of any commercially available silicon rectifier, the Q-Series parts are being adopted faster than any new power semiconductor I have ever seen.”

Pricing and Availability:
All three members of the Q-series family are currently available in high-volume production quantities. The 3 A LQA03TC600 sells for 78 cents each, in fifty-thousand-piece quantities. The 5 A LQA05TC600 is going for 88 cents each, in 50,000 piece lots. The 8 A LQA08TC600 is selling for only 1.08 U.S. dollars each, in 50 k piece orders.

About Qspeed Semiconductor:
Qspeed Semiconductor designs, manufactures and sells innovative, highly-efficient, energy-saving, power semiconductor devices. Presently, the company is focused on the active components currently used in offline power conversion equipment. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, the company has manufacturing, testing, sales and logistics facilities located in Japan, Taiwan and Manila.

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