Pressure switches and pressure transducers are both common devices that may be found in a variety of industrial applications, and despite having somewhat similar roles, the two components are distinct from one another and should not be conflated. Depending on the type of application and the various safety and performance requirements for optimal operations, the choice between each component will vary. In this blog, we will discuss pressure switches and transducers in more detail, allowing you to have a better understanding of when to use each.


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In the realm of aircraft engine design, a “spool” is an engineering term that is used to refer to the combination of the compressor and high-pressure turbine of a turbine engine. The two elements of the spool are connected to each other through a drive shaft, and the high-pressure turbine drives the compressor during standard operations. While single-spool configurations are quite common, there are various instances in which a dual-spool design may be used, that of which is when the compressor and high-pressure turbine are split into two segments. In this blog, we will discuss the difference between single- and dual-spool engines, allowing you to determine which is best for your needs.


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As compared to the early aircraft designed during the initial debut of powered flight, most modern aircraft are heavily reliant on electricity for their standard operations, safety, and efficiency. Whether for collecting flight pertinent data or for providing visibility in a cabin during low-light conditions, electrical power is used in many different forms during a typical operation. In order to supply all electronic systems and apparatuses with power and to create a network for current transportation, a large number of electrical wires and cables are implemented. In this blog, we will discuss the wire and cabling systems that serve aircraft, as well as the circuit protection elements put in place to ensure optimal operations and safety.


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One of the most dangerous incidents that a pilot can face while flying is a flat spin, and it is crucial that pilots have the knowledge and ability to recover from such situations for safety. Though flat spins are not common during routine flights, they are very dangerous as they can be extremely difficult to recover from in many instances. Generally, flat spins occur when there is no forward airspeed, causing the vehicle to spin toward earth around its vertical axis.


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Gas turbine engines are an important element of countless aircraft models, serving to combust fuel-and-air mixtures to produce the power necessary for achieving propulsion and driving various systems. As energy is created and assemblies move, a high amount of heat and friction will be produced. To ensure that damage and failures are mitigated, gas turbine engines will utilize lubrication systems. Such assemblies are also used for piston engine and steam turbine assemblies as well, allowing for mechanical losses to be combated. In this blog, we will discuss the gas turbine lubrication system, allowing you to better understand the role it plays in flight operations.


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If you watch an aircraft operating on the ground or in the sky during evening hours, you will often notice that they have a collection of external lights situated across their fuselage, wings, and other bodily structures. Ranging in color and varying from flashing to solid types, aircraft lights come in many forms to fulfill numerous applications. As aircraft lights may serve for safety, navigation, illumination, or other such needs, it can be very beneficial to have a general understanding of each.


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While the aviation industry continues to experiment with electrical and hybrid engines for carbon-reduction initiatives, a majority of aircraft today continue to rely on the combustion of fuel and air for achieving the means of flight. Many internal combustion engines ignite fuel-and-air mixtures with the use of spark plugs, those of which are provided their electrical charge by the magneto ignition system. In this blog, we will discuss the design and functionality of the magneto ignition system, allowing you to better maintain such assemblies for airworthiness, efficiency, and safety.


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Like all components, there are those that are better suited for certain jobs and applications. As such, when considering the purchase of new or updated ground support equipment, one must keep in mind each component's range in capabilities. Specifically, ground power units (GPU) are much smaller and more efficient than their previous models, making it imperative that they be chosen with care to function as intended. Within this blog, we will be going over how different GPUs function to ensure you find the right device to power your operations.


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The windshield in the aircraft cockpit is crucial for standard flight operations, providing pilots a visual of the direction that they are heading. While many instruments are present to enable control over directions, speed, etc., maintaining sight out of the aircraft is extremely important for basic collision avoidance and other processes. As the aircraft windshield is one of the only structures separating pilots within the flight deck from below freezing air, a lack of oxygen, and other various hazards, such parts are rigorously designed. In this blog, we will discuss the flight deck cockpit windshield in detail, allowing you to best understand their importance and features.


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The aircraft gas turbine engine has greatly benefited powered flight since its inception, and various types and advancements have come about over the years to continue improvements. With their high efficiency and low cost, the gas turbine aircraft propulsion system now dominates the aviation sector. In this blog, we will discuss some of the major features of gas turbine engines that set them apart from other propulsion systems, allowing you to better understand why they have become so widespread in use.


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