Aero Ready to Fly by Intel

The brand new “Aero Ready to Fly”, which is a Quadcopter drone, is expected to be launched later this year. It was produced by the Semiconductor manufacturer Intel Corporation. It was designed as a platform for drone application developers. The announcement date was on August 16 during the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

Designed from the ground up to support drones,” the Aero platform is a UAV developer kit powered by Intel’s Atom processor and combining computing, storage, communications and data input/output “in a form factor the size of a standard playing card. When matched with the optional Vision Accessory Kit, developers will have opportunities to launch sophisticated drone applications, Intel said.

This specific quadcopter platform supports the “plug and play” options. These include having a flight controller with open-source drone code PX4 software. It also has Intel’s “RealSense” camera for obstacle avoidance. The Map software development kit from AirMap, will be used for all of airspace mapping applications.

During the developer forum, the company showcased its Yuneec Typhoon helicopter, which was equipped with its RealSense depth-sensing camera technology. The new helicopter is available now for the price of $1,899.

The most recent drone-related announcement that was by Intel, was about the launch of the Aero quadcopter and is not only one but one of multiple announcements. Last August, the company announced that about $60 million would be invested into Hong Kong-based Yuneec. Ascending Technologies, a manufacturer of autopilot systems and milti-rotor drones based in Germany, was acquired by Hong Kong this past January. The company’s venture capital, Intel Capital, made investments in Airware of San Francisco. Airware is a designer of a commercial drone operating system. PrecisionHawk of Raleigh, N.C. is a drone manufacturer and aerial data provider.

The FAA announced that they had appointed Intel CEO Brian Krzanich as chairman of its new Drone Advisory Committee. This committee is a group consisting of C-level executives that represent the small unmanned aircraft industry and its users.

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Suspicion has created conflict between Motorola and Samsung due to some accusations. Per the release of Motorola summer line phones, the Moto Z and the Moto Z force android both equipped with the active display feature. The active display is a feature that allows one to access current time and notifications while the phone itself is locked on its energy efficient AMOLED screen.

The Moto Z model is a touch screen phone with one home button equipped with a front camera and flash able to be placed and held with the palm of the hand.

The Active Display was released in the year 2003 on the Moto X differentiating its self with such application. Not long after the Moto Z was released, Samsung released its Galaxy S7. The S7 is equipped with a very familiar feature promoted as the AOD (always on display) making this its main pitch when releasing it to the public.

As concentration shifted to the all the Galaxy’s publicity, Motorola decides to share a piece of their mind by tweeting,

In what galaxy is it okay to steal competitor’s phones’ cool features? #TheOriginalAlwaysOnDisplay #motozdriod.

Intending to frown upon Samsung in hopes to shift attention over back to Motorola. In doing so it resulted in A concerned tweeter digging deep and was able to bring a previous released model, a Symbian based smart phone by Nokia as of 2009.

@Moto_USA HUH? @LumiaUS #windowsphones have had that feature 4 years. Question why did you steal it? #glancescreen.

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low-cost strike UAV

The U.S. Airforce is funding a project to Composite Engineering Inc. (CEI) that is going to change warfare forever, they are asking CEI to develop unmanned aircrafts that can be used in aerial attacks on regions that are not approachable by military bases. Officials have announced that this project is going to be estimated around $40.8 million and this share is going to CEI which is part of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. The Air Force is considering this to be a low cost project, in which; they are able to afford the loss of these unmanned machines during warfare. If producing these airplanes reaches a point of mass production, this can bring down the cost of each aircrafts.

Composite Engineering Inc. is currently running a low cost test drone in order to test out the technology the Air Force is asking for such as high speed, long range, low cost and find out ways to improve their quality and performance for the future at low costs. Air Force Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is contracting with Composite Engineering Inc. to develop these unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Their goal is to reach a point where they can find a reliable, maintainable and efficient manufacturing technologies for the future because these can become a low cost unmanned attack aircrafts that are not expected to come back from war zone destinations.

Officials say that efficient manufacturing skills and nontraditional industry procedures will be key to achieving the low cost goals of the attainable aircraft vision. is a website created by ASAP Semiconductor that supplies parts to the needs of manufacturers, local and international air carriers, and repair stations for Aerospace, Aviation & Military applications. It has an excellent database which will help you find any part using either the part number or the National Stock Number (NSN). You can submit a request for a quote at or or feel free to call us at +1-702-919-1616.

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Thales UAV System

On July 14th 2016, AIN Online uploaded an article written by David Donald talking about Thales and how they are launching a new UAV system at the Farnborough Airshow. The UAV, also known as the Fulmar X, has an endurance that is greater than eight hours. The Fulmar X is built solely from composites. On top of this, the Fulmar X also have an operating range of over 500 miles, or 800 km. Although these numbers are not too impressive, it is impressive due to the fact that the air vehicle a small wing span of just 10 feet or three meters.

The Fulmar X was worked on and developed in Spain. This is also where the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency selected the Fulmar X. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency is planning to purchase six of these systems to equip onto its quick patrol aircraft.

In order for the Fulmar X to take flight, the aircraft uses a launching device. This launching device is considered a bungee catapult which is also recovered into a net. Because of this net, the Fulmar X is able to be used in confined spaces as well as at sea. The Fulmar X also carries an infrared or electro optimal type sensor as well as an AIS or automatic identification system that can be configured for maritime missions. Not only does the Fulmar X have these types of equipment, it also have a transponder. The Fulmar can be used as a stand-alone system or can even be implemented into more wide surveillance systems.

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Cebu Pacific has announced a new Airbus aircraft purchase. The two A330-300s will join Cebu Pacific’s fleet of six A330s. The purchase shows the confidence Cebu Pacific has on the passenger carrier’s reliability and performance. The airline uses this fleet for long rage flights to different destinations in the Middle East and Australia, but has also used the airplanes for flights to domestic locations.

According to the airline’s President and CEO, Lance Gokongwei, the aircraft will enable an increase in long rage routes and also launch the airline’s first flight to the US. The airline is also working on making long flights more affordable to customers and are offering low fare options.

John Leahy of Airbus says

"The company is looking forward to continuing to work for Cebu Pacific as it continues to expand and reach other destinations. Despite low cost services, the A330 has proven efficient and profitable for Cebu Pacific and it is also the reason other airlines prefer it over other long haul carriers in the same market."


The wide body aircraft currently operates for 120 airlines around the world. Over 1,300 A330 aircrafts have been delivered which are only a portion of the 1,600 orders that have been placed so far. It offers the lowest cost services in its class and Airbus continues to invest on more innovations for the aircraft, making it the best performing and most profitable aircraft of its type.

Cebu Pacific

At this point in time, Cebu Pacific has 49 Airbus passenger carriers in operation. This fleet consist of 43 A320 Family single aisle aircrafts and 6 A330s. Their network expands to both regional and domestic destinations. As part of a separate deal, the airline is waiting for the delivery of 32 of the latest A321neo aircrafts.

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Manufacturing 101 with Airbus’ Newest Reinventions

Great Manufactures of a jetliners takes precision development, research and most importantly experience in the industry. During Airbus time in Hamburg, themselves as a company released some details on new innovative technologies planned to make the industrial line of work faster and more efficient. Innovating starting with the conceptualization to the delivery of the aircraft to customers.

The A320 Family Paint shop and R&T department in Hamburg Germany discuss new methods on how to develop a new way to direct print.  The goal is to establish and industry of a more efficient way to paint a coat on the aircrafts vertical tail planes.  To date the different methods to apply a coat to the VTPs is an adhesive film, air brush and a stencil technique all practiced by manufactures other than Airbus.

Cyan, black, magenta, and yellow all common printer colors are dispersed by an ink head with very similar properties as a standard table top printer. First is sprays a base coat on the VTP then is topped off by a sealing clear coat for the finish.

Airbus also introduces the art of 3D printing known as the ALM (Addictive Layer Manufacturing).  Changing how milling, melting, casting and precision forging is produced. By the use of the 3D printer it saves waste by 95% and only produces 5% waste. Although it saves waste it will lack several things such as production of detailed, highly complex bionic parts, benefiting from natural designs with optimized load factors and more efficient use of resources.” The combination of ALM and the bionic design creates light weight parts of up to 55% lighter, besides speeding up future development processes, in some cases up to 90%.” So Airbus has managed to create an aircraft model using the ALM. Although it isn’t a full scale prototype they are very proud of their 13 foot flying drone.

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How to Prevent Supply Chain Disruption

Reasons why one would want to prevent any type of disruption in the supply chain is because it causes a lot of mission critical breakdowns which leads to program failures. Within the supply chain, there are also other problems that arise. This includes things such as counterfeit products as well as obsolescence.

Revamp the strategy of your supply chain in order to mitigate the negative effects that occur. “With budget cuts, the ever increasing threat of counterfeit product, obsolescence, and DMSMS, your strategic supply chain plan must work to mitigate the impact of disruptions. While these problems will always fluctuate over time, developing a strategy that is able to maintain flexibility while establishing an effective barrier against supply chain threats is critical for long-term success.

Allow for the program to have flexibility. In doing so, will help during surges in demand and stock availability.

“A flexible program must be flexible at each point within the supply chain – accomplishing this leads to an efficient and financially stable plan. Maintaining flexibility is especially useful when acquiring obsolete product as demand fluctuations, available stock, and other factors all play a role in long-term legacy program success.”

Maintain a healthy amount of inventory. Try to reduce the chances of excess inventory as well as a shortage of inventory.

“Value is added on excess inventory only when both financial and supply chain requirements are met; failure to do so can lead to inventory sitting idle on the books or a potential and costly write-down, both of which can have devastating impacts on the state of your supply chain.”

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FAA Announces New Rules for Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration announced new rules to regulate commercial drones. The first of which limits most small commercial drone operations to daylight hours and require operators to get certified every two years. This is the first attempt by the GAA to regulate commercial drones and allows drone operators to operate without seeking approval.  Some of the rules that stand out are commercial drones weighing up to 55 pounds are allowed to fly during daylight hours and lower than 400 feet in the air.  The aircraft must remain within sight of the operator and the operators must be at least 16 years old and pass an aeronautics test every 24 months which get them certified by the Transportation Security Administration.

Drone operators who want to operate at night would need to demonstrate specific safety measures and seek a waiver.  The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International project that “70,000 jobs and $13.6 billion in economic impact will be created in the U.S. within three years of drones being allowed to fully share the skies”.  The FAA are researching how commercial drones can operate in congested areas.

Once June had arrived, the FAA registered

“464,591 drone operators who can fly one or more drones. Another 10,054 people registered one drone apiece for special permission for non-hobbyist operations such as for police and fire departments. An estimated 700,000 to 1 million drones were sold during the 2015 holiday season, according to trade groups”.

With the announcement of the new rules came conflict between the federal government and the states. The only way to resolve if a pending legislation is approved by the U.S. Senate that would place all authority for drone rules in federal hands. As of now, 31 states have adopted laws governing drones, with ‘18 requiring search warrants for police to use drones for surveillance, 13 adopting criminal penalties for misusing drones and 12 creating privacy protections”, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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Strategies for Inventory Management

With the increasing concern revolving around the additional spending cuts as well as persistent threat of counterfeit products coming in from Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages, or Diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS), overseas, and sustainable inventory concerns, strategies for inventory management must be dynamic enough to acknowledge and address rising problems while simultaneously upholding stringent protections on already emphasized problems found industry wide. Failing to cooperate and accommodate new approaches which are focused on dealing with new problems will inevitably lead to a weakened supply chain, program failure, as well as poor inventory management. An unstructured and unorganized inventory management system will face struggles in reacting to new problems at each individual level of the process, which may lead to constraint issues and can potentially magnify other problems such as minimal product supply or excess inventory.

Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages happens when a resource for a particular item has discontinued production or when that product has been terminated. Diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS) can lead to an increased chance of procuring counterfeit products, as a product with low supply is especially vulnerable to counterfeiting. Therefore, the manufacturer faces an additional level of risk when attempting to maintain continuity of production. It is vital for a distributor to maintain a documented and stringent counterfeit mitigation program which details an end-to-end strategy which implements the quality requirements throughout the whole supply chain. This will help to address DMSMS risks and will help to minimize the chance of purchasing counterfeit products.

Excess inventory may potentially lead to problems in the future which can diminish mission-critical programs as well as the entire long-term outlook. Strategies which address an excess inventory should be focused on both supply chain and financial requirements. Although, focusing too much on one or the other can be disruptive, as doing so may lead to inventory remaining idle in the books or an expensive write-down.

An incomplete or broken strategy which fails to address each issue that a supply chain encounters on an industry-wide basis allows for each step and process within the strategy to be vulnerable to threats from outside. These outside threats may contribute to creating constraints on the system.

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How To Choose The Right Electronic Components Distributors

A distributor is an immensely valuable resource to a manufacturer because of several key factors. First and foremost a distributor brings a detailed relevant knowledge of the market to the table. The ability to key in on the active market is something that manufacturers lack since their core competency is in making the products and not how to sell it. The second half of what a distributor brings to the table is the contacts and relationships that they have formed over the years.

It is absolutely critical that the distributor you select has a current and updated knowledge of the market in order to tune into what the demand is. Having a pulse on the market will allow a manufacturer to focus on what they should which is putting out the best product possible out on the market and the distributor to do what they do best which is getting people to buy that product. For this to happen the distributor must have a firm grasp and understanding of the product, a strong marketing and sales program designed to create opportunities and develop businesses both locally and internationally.

Finally your distributor should be active in collecting and providing feedback from the market in order to drive the development of your product and subsequently their business. Randy Johnson, Vice President of worldwide sales at N2Power strongly believes these are the keys to a successful marriage between distributor and manufacturers. Noritake Itron recently decided to appoint Anglia as the UK and Ireland distributor and attributed their decision to the development of their pumaNova System on Module and the desire to focus on “key strategic customers”.

Anglia’s technical director David Pearson said he saw great potential in Noritake pumaNova SOM and PCAP technology and saw the technology as an avenue for their customers to be introduced to a more broad range of existing products. Introducing a product portfolio is absolutely crucial to the success of both the distributor and the manufacturer. It is this perfect matrimony of support that will take both partners to new heights previously unseen. Luse Electronics' managing director, David Zelkha notes the distribution agreement his company signed with N2Power earlier in the year as a way to “achieve greater customer penetration” as well as developed a more comprehensive understanding of his customer’s business and this has led directly to it being a highly successful and productive relationship.

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