Tech & Science SHARKSKIN technology goes to Series - Lufthansa Group and BASF
Cisco: Computer chip shortage to last six months
The semiconductor shortage is affecting firms from carmakers to smartphone manufacturers.Many firms have seen production delayed because of a lack of semiconductors, triggered by the Covid pandemic and exacerbated by other factors.
Lufthansa Cargo equips all Boeing-777 freighters with "Aeroshark" from 2022 to reduce fuel consumption.
"Aeroshark" is an adhesive film that is modeled by the fine structure of shark skin. The surface structure consists of around 50 microns large ribs - the so-called riblets - with the help of which the aerodynamics are optimized on flow-relevant sites of the aircraft (that is lowered in the friction resistance). As a result, a total of less fuel is needed, so the forecast.
for use at the Ten cargo aircraft type Boeing 777f of Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa technik expects a friction reduction of more than one percent. Thus, annual savings of around 3700 tons of kerosene and nearly 11700 tonnes of CO2 emissions are possible. Extrapolated on the entire Lufthansa Cargo fleet, the annually saved CO2 emissions 48 individual cargo flights from Frankfurt to Shanghai, says.
Self-driving cars to be allowed on roads this year
The government previously said it hoped to legalise hands-free driving by spring 2021.The Department for Transport said automated lane-keeping systems (ALKS) will be the first type of hands-free driving legalised.
Lufthansa Technik is responsible in the cooperation with BASF the specification of the material, the air law approval as well as the implementation of the aircraft modifications, which take place in the context of regular maintenance lying times. As authorized aviation development company, the company for the B777F will acquire a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) needed for the operation in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The Coatings division of BASF developed the slide in its "Beyond Paint Solutions" unit. When applying in air traffic, outdoor areas are exposed, among other things, strong UV radiations as well as temperature and pressure fluctuations at large heights. BASF therefore laid the focus on extreme resilience and weather resistance during development.
Critical criteria for aviation application is a simple attachment and handling, as well as uncomplicated repairability, for which a tailor-made concept was developed.
Line Of Duty's Martin Compston and Vicky McClure JOINT birthday .
Line Of Duty's Martin Compston shared a picture of himself and co-star Vicky McClure dressed as Wham on their JOINT birthday on Saturday. Writing, 'Have a Wham birthday,' Martin wore a Choose Love T-shirt as he dressed up as the late George Michael and Vicky wore double denim as Andrew Ridgeley.Best known for playing Steve Arnott and Kate Fleming on the hit BBC show, Vicky, 38, also paid tribute to her good pal who turned 37 on their special day.