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    IMMEDIATE BOARDING FOR THE AERONAUTICS OF THE FUTURE




    Special Aeronautics, in Partnership with AeroExpo. Fully embracing Industry 4.0 is vital to the aerospace industry. That means accepting a cultural change as well as investing in technology.

    Paris Air Show 2017. One of this year’s themes is more evident inside the exhibition halls than on the tarmac. We’re talking about virtual reality. Emerging from the world of gaming, VR has found a ready welcome in the aircraft industry.

    Formula 1. Parts for cars, planes, boats and now F1 racing cars can be 3D printed, even trackside. DirectIndustry e-magazine met the McLaren F1 team in their London headquarters.

    Sensors Expo. Read our coverage of the fair dedicated to sensors and sensor-integrated systems that takes place in San Jose, California.

    Summer Reading. How will the world be in 2038? In her prospective essay, Virginie Raisson questions today’s technological revolution, from Hyperloop to Blockchain.

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    The real thing we are lacking in aerospace is moving towards having a real digital mindset.

    Fully embracing Industry 4.0 is vital to the aerospace industry. That means accepting a cultural change as well as investing in technology. Jeegar Kakkad is chief economist and director of policy at ADS, a trade organization for companies in the UK aerospace, defense, security and space sectors. He believes the...

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    VR has found a ready welcome in the aircraft industry.

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    A Rafale breaks the sound barrier above the head of the new French president. We’re at the Paris Air Show, the must-be-there event in international aeronautics. Every two years, exhibitors introduce and demonstrate the latest in heavenly speedsters.

    One of this year’s themes is more evident inside the exhibition halls than on the tarmac. We’re talking about virtual reality. Emerging from the world of gaming, VR has found a ready welcome in the aircraft industry. Initially used for prototype design, it’s ever more common in situational simulation.

    Watch our report from the fair.


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    McLaren has formed a partnership with Stratasys to make small F1 racing cars parts, even trackside.
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    Parts for cars, planes, boats and now Formula One racing cars can be 3D printed. McLaren has formed a partnership with Stratasys to make small parts, even trackside. DirectIndustry e-magazine met the McLaren F1 team in London to discuss the first-ever racetrack print trial that took place at the Bahrain Grand Prix...

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    CONTRIBUTORS



    Camille Rustici

    Camille Rustici is a Journalist and the Editor-in-Chief for DirectIndustry e-magazine. She has years of experience in business issues for various media including France 24, Associated Press, Radio France…


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    Abigail Saltmarsh

    Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for industry publications (Packaging Europe) and national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).


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    Michael Halpern

    Michael Halpern is a US-born and bred writer with experience in radio. He has lived in southern France for 15 years. He is our in-house DirectIndustry anglophone translator.


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    Mike Farish

    Mike Farish is a UK-based journalist with experience of writing about manufacturing industry, technology, design and the application of new materials in the automotive and aerospace sectors.


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