The aircraft electrical system is crucial for flight operations, ensuring the functionality of electronic flight displays, radio systems, lights, and other powered hardware used by crew members and passengers alike. The power provided to the aircraft electrical system is made possible through a number of devices, those including alternators, generators, and APUs. Alternators in particular are very advantageous for aviation applications, due in part to their performance characteristics and power-to-weight ratios. As alternator aircraft engine assemblies are quite common, understanding their functionality and use is important for anyone who may utilize such equipment.

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While welding has already been a primary method of assembling aircraft structures for many years, the continous introduction and improvement of various methods has greatly increased the quality and efficiency of assemblies to benefit modern aircraft. By utilizing arc welding, fiber laser welding, linear friction welding, and more, manufacturers can create robust attachments that can withstand the many forces and loads faced during flight. In this blog, we will discuss some of the primary types of welding used for aircraft, allowing you to best understand how certain assemblies are formed.

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While there are many different types of aircraft, used in many different applications, all generally have the same basic components. These are the fuselage, wings, empennage, landing gear, and powerplant. Each of these parts has a critical role in the operation of an aircraft as a whole. This blog will explain each component, its unique characteristics, and how it operates.

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