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ZAL Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung to use laser peening system to study metal fatigue enhancement applications for the civil aviation

Dublin, Ohio, USA, Jun-14-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LSP Technologies announces the sale of its state-of-the-art Procudo® 200 Laser Peening System to the ZAL Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung in Hamburg, Germany. The equipment is being delivered to the ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg during the 3rd quarter of 2017, and being used to study metal fatigue enhancement applications for the civil aviation industry.

“We are very excited to introduce the first production-quality commercial laser peening system into Europe,” said Dr. Jeff Dulaney, President and CEO of LSP Technologies, Inc. “Laser peening is becoming the aviation industry standard for increasing fatigue strength in titanium and steels, and LSPT’s Procudo® Laser Peening System is the most powerful and versatile machine available for component service life extension.”

Laser peening is a proven method for significantly increasing the fatigue life and fatigue strength of metals. The mechanical surface enhancement process utilizes a high-energy pulsed laser beam to impart compressive residual stresses up to twenty times deeper than shot peening. The compressive stresses introduced by laser peening add strength and robustness to metal parts by improving their resistance to damage, fatigue, crack initiation and crack propagation. Benefits of the process include: extended component service life, reduced maintenance and repair costs, improved part performance, and enhanced resistance to failure. The process has been employed for years by major aerospace OEMs including GE Aviation and Rolls Royce.

LSP Technologies’ Procudo® 200 Laser Peening System is the only commercially available laser designed exclusively for laser peening. It employs a diode-pumped, pulsed YLF laser that produces a flat-top beam for smooth energy distribution and consistent processing. The flexible system offers selectable laser parameters, along with custom controls and diagnostics developed from LSPT’s 20 years of laser peening experience. Engineered for high-volume production processing, the Procudo® Laser Peening System can deliver 20 pulses per second, making it the fastest laser peening system ever built.

The Hamburg Center of Applied Aeronautical Research was established in 2009 as a technological research and development hub for the Hamburg Aviation Network. It is a public-private partnership that not only includes collaboration from some of the aviation industry’s largest organizations, such as Lufthansa and Airbus, but also from suppliers, SME, universities, research institutions, start-ups and many more. The ZAL TechCenter opened in Hamburg in 2016, and the 95-million-euro facility immediately became one of the largest and most advanced aeronautical research facilities in the world.

LSP Technologies is the world’s premier laser peening services, technology and equipment provider. It is the only company in the world selling, installing, and integrating state-of-the-art laser peening systems into manufacturing and research facilities. The company has been providing laser peening production services for clients in the aviation and power generation industries for over twenty years, and has been awarded more than fifty patents for innovations in laser peening equipment and technology.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

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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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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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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