Kraussmaffei, $7BN aircraft sales, S1000D Update, and the Euro Tank?

Kraussmaffei and their new Digital Services Solutions Unit, Mixed Reality in Aircraft Maintenance start this episode of Thursday Thoughts. We then move on to talk about the new ‘Euro Tank‘ and next generation of the fighter jets that are already in planning between France and Germany.

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Does the new Puma Armoured vehicle have a reliability issue? Well according to the news this week it would appear so!

Massive spending in both aerospace and defence demonstrates that our domain is buoyant with new deals, Airbus and Boeing joint sales totalling $7BN for MAY and Lockheed Martin awarded a new $1.1 BN Bahrain contract.

BAE Systems testing a new cobotic system on the Eurofighter production line demonstrates how technology is being adopted in our sector – these robots will know all about your skills and ability to perform a task! The future has become the now!

A report shows that the troubled jet engine market is costing airlines a tremendous amount in aircraft maintenance and platform downtime. Bombardier hunts the aftermarket, Rolls-Royce awarded new patent for Electric Jet Engines, all make the TDW news this week!

Adobe launched Project Rush, a new video editing platform for mobile devices, Mike gives his thoughts on this. SDL cracks Russian to English automated translations, new European Copyright laws are working their way through the Euro chains, what does this mean for content creators and sharers? S1000D Issue 4.2 download package has been updated and is available now from the official S1000D website.

Questions answered this week:

  • Can we produce Service Bulletins in S1000D?
  • Can we see the agenda for TDW-Live?
  • Is Corel Draw any good?
  • Where can we find your magazine archives?
  • Where is the ‘futures’ podcast you said you were going to produce?
  • I do not seem to be getting your newsletters, have I been removed from your list?
  • Can you do some AR, VR or AI tutorials?
  • What level of STE training is there in TD-iQ?

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Mike Ingledew

A trained aircraft engineer (rotorcraft), I entered in to the field of technical information writing S1000D data modules on a major European military platform.

After a series of high profile project roles and the privilege of supporting clients worldwide, I ended my 'employed' career at a subsidiary of Boeing Aircraft after I decided to leave and focus on TDW full-time.

From my time supporting clients worldwide, I could see that there was a market need for an independent organisation that could be a trusted advisory source for those needing to implement successful technical information strategies.

I am passionate about the art of technical communications and the process, software and skills needed in our market.

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