Engineering a response in challenging times
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected businesses all around the world with over a third of the world’s population living and working under lockdown. So how has it changed things for us here at Stirling? Stirling’s Head of Engineering, Trajan Seymour, looks at how the company has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and considers what is next.
Breathing Life into Old Assets
With the rise of ageing fleets and newfound uncertainty over passenger numbers due to COVID-19, the inevitable time will come when operators face a difficult decision about what to do with assets that are not as commercially attractive as they once were. Henry Hackford, Stirling’s Aerospace Technical Services Business Manager, considers the proposition of passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversions.
What does the future hold for pilot controls?
The devices that pilots use to control their aircraft have moved on a long way since the days of mechanical linkages, control rods, and cables. The advent of Fly-by-Wire (FBW) has given aircraft designers more freedom in how the pilot’s intentions are transferred to the aircraft systems. However, it could be argued that the actual controls in the pilot’s hands haven’t received the same level of attention.