Developing the world’s first active CH-53K simulator controls
Having successfully produced several bespoke active control simulator cockpit designs ranging from the UH60, CH47 and the F-35, we were approached by our customer to create a set of replica cockpit controls for the CH-53K. Jonathan Boon, ACT Business Unit Manager at Stirling Dynamics, explains how the company responded to the challenge of developing a bespoke set of CH-53K simulator controls.
We need to consider shimmy when designing landing gear
If left unchecked, landing gear shimmy can be extremely problematic to aircraft. We asked Stirling’s Aleix Gimeno to explain the phenomenon that is landing gear shimmy and why shimmy analysis needs to be considered in the landing gear design process.
How did Virtual Farnborough Measure Up?
For the first time in the event’s history, the Farnborough International Airshow went digital in 2020. Stirling’s R&D Manager, Dr Simon Hancock, discusses his impressions of the virtual event, FIA Connect, and how it compared the real thing.
In Focus: Jennie Palmer Discusses Life as a Materials Engineer
To help celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2020, we asked Stirling’s Jennie Palmer to talk about what attracted her to engineering, what it is like working as a Materials Engineer and what advice she would give to young girls considering a career in the industry.
Working towards a more equitable engineering sector
With International Women in Engineering Day 2020 almost upon us, Stirling’s HR Manager, Natasha Storey, discusses Stirling’s first anniversary as a corporate partner of the Women’s Engineering Society and the impact it has had on her and the business.
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.