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Founded in 1995, Synaps®, Inc. provides optimization and software integration technology to engineers at world-class organizations such as Airbus, Bombardier, Textron, Timken and Sandia National Labs. 

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Bombardier analyzes establish two technology centers in Mexico

Bombardier is considering establishing a software center for trains and other engineering and design for the aviation industry in Mexico, said Carlos Dams, president for Latin America of the Canadian company.

Bombardier is considering establishing a software center for trains and other engineering and design for the aviation industry in Mexico, said Carlos Dams, president for Latin America of the Canadian company.

“Mexico offers excellent conditions to attract high technology,” he said, and went on to say that this advantage is more front “to any other emerging country or BRIC”.

He stressed that the types of software that would be manufactured are complex, because with them the signs and train movements are controlled.

The businessman said that regardless of whether Mexico wins one or two projects, the fact that it is a candidate (no other developing country) it is a sign of confidence that the company has it.

Since 1992, Bombardier has invested about 200 million dollars in a plant station in Ciudad Sahagun, Hidalgo, where it has 2,500 employees, manufactures locomotives half past one every day and exports 90% of its production.

The company has said it is interested in projects of urban lines, such as Mexico-Queretaro, Mexico-Toluca, the Transpeninsular train between Merida and Puerto Venado, Quintana Roo, Line 3 of Metro de Guadalajara and Line 3 Metro de Monterrey.

It has already become the largest supplier of equipment for passenger rail in the Mexican market, with almost 70% of rolling stock.

In turn, Bombardier has invested 500 million dollars in the aviation industry in Mexico, where it began operations in this sector in 2006 and now has five plants, which produce fuselages, electrical harnesses and other parts and components.His new production shall be the rear fuselage of its aircraft business Global 7000 and Global 8000 in Queretaro.

Textron Systems presents a new unmanned boat – controlled by Engineous Software

Textron Systems Advanced Systems, has developed a functional unit having much success in this new creation which consists of a vessel common surface unmanned (CUSV) doing an excellent demonstration, which was conducted under the supervision of the Mission Vehicle by interactive equipment (SUMMIT), as well as the Office of Naval Research (ONR) being the sponsor.

The demonstration that lasted for 10 days consisted of the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasures, running the CUSV missions. These missions were controlled based management software specially prepared for the Summit, really finding an excellent result of the device, which was celebrated by the entire company overall program.

Dr. Sam Taylor was happy to see the performance of the CUSV system and the AAI team’s participation in the summit. He is the manager of the product line at the Naval Warfare Center area of ​​Panama City Division, which stated that they were able to demonstrate how technologies SUMMIT under suitable conditions in the field with the help of CUSV.

For his part, vice president and general manager of Textron, Donald Hairston said the summit showed the ability of the CUSV to easily integrate with naval in carrying out missions countermeasures critical during the Summit, means the CUSV was able to run for more than 700 hours in the water, they explained that the CUSV is equipped with a reconfigurable cargo and an open architecture which can make the best use of the components off the shelf.

Reconfigurable load capacity allows the effective execution of numerous missions. Textron intends to show the capabilities of the CUSV during the second phase of Trident Warrior, scheduled in October in Norfolk and sponsored by the Program Executive Officer LCS.

 

A failure of the engines’ ‘software’ caused the accident of A400M

Airbus alerts users of European military aircraft to revise its fleet

Plane crash in Sevilla

A bug in the software of the computer that controls the engine was the cause of the accident suffered on February 9 in Seville A400M aircraft and killing four crew members and injuring two others, according to preliminary results of the investigation. This explains why the military transport plane lost pressure shortly after taking off on a test flight and to rush despite having four engines, which can not fail simultaneously.

9,000 FLIGHT HOURS

The crashed plane was known as the MSN23 and their assembly began last November at the Airbus plant in Seville Defence and Space.

It was the third plane destined for the Turkish government and was scheduled be delivered in late June, after the relevant tests.

Airbus Defence and Space has five A400M in service and two have been removed. These five units have accumulated more than 2,700 flights and 7,500 hours in the air. Aircraft already delivered have already served 2,000 hours service.

The problem has been located in the Power Control Units (ECU), which are part of the FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control), the computer that controls the propulsion system.Specifically, the ECU is responsible for the engine and propeller and have been manufactured by a consortium of German firm MTU and France’s Snecma.

It remains to see if this problem is common to all A400M made so far or has occurred in an update of the software built only some units and why the Seville plant did not detect the failure of quality controls on land to be made before the first flight.

The company Airbus Defence and Space sent Tuesday a warning (Alert Operator Transmission – AOT) to all operators in the A400M to inform them of the need for specific checks on engines of the fleet to “avoid potential risks in any future flight” , as reported by the company. Most aircraft operators (United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey and Malaysia) had already crippled flights and kept only France, although restricted to the “very urgent”.

The alert sent by Airbus requires operators to carry “unique and specific checks of electronic control units (ECU)” in each of the plane’s engines before your flight and detailed additional checks to be carried out “in the event of any subsequent change of engine or ECU “.

This notice responds to the result of “internal analysis” by Airbus Defence and Space and distributed as “part of the activities of continuing airworthiness, regardless of the ongoing government investigation,” according to the official note.

The head of the Court of Instruction 13 Sevilla, Rosa Ana Curra, keeps the case under a gag order. After being initially sent to Paris, the black boxes were sent to the United States to the decryption difficulty: flight parameters and cockpit conversations. The sources indicate, however, that the damage suffered in the accident have not prevented download all the information in the black boxes.

The design of a new type engine for the A400M was one of the difficulties he had to face the project and caused significant delays in its release. Weaknesses were also detected in the complex computer systems that carry thrusters in the flight management system and the reducer designed to reverse the direction of rotation of the propellers.

Airbus focuses its research on the software that controls the engine FADEC bumpy A400M

The final report depends on the culpability of the Spanish factory or French

The software that manages engines A400M in Seville injured had suffered changes from the predecessors aircraft. It is the main line of research is leading Airbus on the fault that caused the accident. If confirmed, the responsibilities fall on the FADEC software manufacturer, the French group Safran.

A400M.

A400M

According to company sources indicated to The Digital Confidential , Airbus has focused internal investigation into the crash of the A400M in Seville in determining what were the changes that occurred in the new version of the software that controls the FADEC – the management system four engines.

As explained, it has been found that in programming computers FADEC they would have introduced new instructions to solve specific problems and improve engine efficiency of the appliance.

Some of these new instructions, they say, could have caused an incompatibilitywith the ECU directly controlling each of the four engines Europrop TP400.

The -language computer code that instructs the aparato- is the responsibility of the French group Safran , in collaboration with the Spanish Hispano Suiza.

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