News & Events

News & Events

Amazon Web Services Features TLG in Case Study

TLG Aerospace is proud to be featured in a case study by Amazon Web Services (AWS). TLG is leading the aerospace industry by utilizing AWS HPC resources to quickly run CFD jobs using >1,000 cores for models exceeding 100M cells.

“Using AWS, we aren’t limited in our ability to scale STAR-CCM+ jobs,” Engineering Manager Andrew McComas said. “We have the opportunity to go much bigger if we need to, and we will be prepared for very large computational fluid dynamics projects now. That’s important for us, because that’s the way the industry is headed.”

Click here to read the full case study.

TLG Aerospace to Attend NewSpace 2016

TLG Aerospace President Steve Muenzberg will be attending the NewSpace 2016 Convention, held at Motif Seattle on June 21-23.

The conference brings startups, established companies and government agencies together with private investors and technology innovators. The conference focuses on topics related to commercial space travel, not only in the present but in the long term future as well.

Charles Beames, President of Vulcan Aerospace, and Jason Andres, CEO of Spaceflight Industries, are included in a long list of speakers.

TLG Aerospace provides engineering expertise on a variety of commercial spaceships with loads analysis, aerodynamic analysis and more.

Follow @TLGAerospace for updates from the convention.

TLG Assists in Certification of XCub

Cub Crafters unveiled the XCub on June 6, its second certified aircraft. The XCub combines the classic cub design with today’s technology and comforts, making it faster and more enjoyable to fly than ever before.

Cub Crafters unveiled the project with Part 23 certification in hand, making the XCub immediately available to adventure seekers.

TLG Aerospace assisted in the certification process of the XCub, providing flutter analysis, ground vibration test, and flutter flight test support for the project.

The XCub is the fastest Cub ever, able to reach top speeds of over 150 miles per hour. The aircraft also has a range of close to 1,000 miles, marking a giant step forward in the evolution of the cub series.

Cub Crafters was founded by Jim Richmond in 1980 as a way to restore Piper Cubs. In 1999, Cub Crafters began designing new planes, going on to produce seven different cubs.

TLG is an aerospace engineering services company that specializes in full vehicle analysis and optimization including static and dynamic loads, flutter, stability and control, aerodynamic design, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, airframe stress analysis and design, FAA certification and aircraft performance and handling qualities. Our engineers have experience with over 100 aircraft models from more than 40 different manufacturers.

UW Senior Capstone Project Sponsored by TLG Presents Final Design Review

The University of Washington senior capstone project on UAV use in precision agriculture, sponsored by TLG Aerospace, presented its final design review Wednesday.

The review marks the completion of months of work by the team, which developed a fixed-wing UAV to make crop spraying and seeding more efficient.

TLG Engineering Manager and UW alumnus Andrew McComas worked with the team, which applied for an FAA CoA and ran flight tests.

The project helped UW make Dronethusiast’s list of the 16 best drone universities.

TLG attended the FDR, including President and Chief Engineer Steve Muenzberg, Director of Finance and Administration Scott Dickson and McComas.

Analyzing Design Modifications Faster – TLG engineers reduce geometry cleanup and meshing time by 75%

MSC Software Magazine | Volume 5 | Summer 2015 Issue

Analyzing Design Modifications Faster
TLG engineers reduce geometry cleanup and meshing time by 75%

READ FULL ARTICLE
http://issuu.com/mscsoftware/docs/00_srmv5-1summer2015-v8-highres/28

NBAA 2015 Annual Meeting and Convention

TLG Aerospace will be attending and participating in the NBAA’s annual meeting and convention in Las Vegas, Nevada from November 17th through November 19th. We look forward to meeting with representatives from original equipment aircraft manufacturers with type and supplemental certificate program needs; aircraft modifier and operator supplemental type certificate projects; companies needing FAA designated engineering support and additional engineering capacity; and organizations seeking additional capabilities to conduct research and development, and feasibility and trade studies. To schedule meetings, please call 206-859-5061 x129; or by email info@tlgaerospace.com.

Kenmore Air to help turn 100 Chinese turboprops into seaplanes

By Dominic Gates
Seattle Times aerospace reporter

Kenmore Air Harbor, parent company of the Pacific Northwest floatplane company, quietly landed a China contract worth about $40 million during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit here.

Kenmore President Todd Banks said state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) signed an agreement with Kenmore to design, certify and manufacture the pontoon floats that will convert 100 Chinese-made Harbin Y-12 twin-engine turboprops into seaplanes.

EDO Floats, a subsidiary acquired by Kenmore in 1998 that has designed and built aluminum seaplane floats since the 1920s, will oversee the certification by the Federal Aviation Administration. The U.S. certification is accepted by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Banks said one Chinese Y-12 airplane will fly over to Seattle in January to be retrofitted with the new floats and to conduct certification flights.

TLG Aerospace, an engineering-services company on Lake Union near Kenmore’s seaplane base, will design the airplane modifications and process certification of the parts. The carbon-fiber floats will be manufactured by composites-fabrication company CUG in Scappoose, Ore.

Banks estimates the contract will create about 20 jobs in Washington and Oregon.

Kenmore expects to start shipping sets of floats to China toward the end of 2017.

TLG to attend Spring 2015 Aerospace Flutter and Dynamics Council Meeting

Robert Lind, TLG Director of Engineering and FAA Flutter DER, will be attending the Spring 2015 Aerospace Flutter and Dynamics Council Meeting. The meeting will be held April 16 – 17 at NASA Ames. The Aerospace Flutter and Dynamics Council is an organization which has as its objective to provide a method, through its bi-annual meetings, for people working in responsible positions in flutter and dynamics to meet and discuss mutual and current technical problems, to evaluate the state-of-the-art and review and discuss current and planned research, and to anticipate future design problems and discuss research programs. TLG remains committed to furthering the advancement of the aerospace industry and looks forward to supporting this and future events.

TLG Aerospace is First MSC Apex User in North America

MSC released their Apex Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) system on September 30, 2014. Apex is the world’s first computational parts based CAE system based on modern computational capabilities. MSC Apex provides an efficient and satisfying workflow to complete CAE tasks – particularly modeling and meshing tasks which were time consuming and frustrating using traditional programs.

TLG Aerospace is proud to be the first MSC Apex user in North America. We are seeing immediate efficiency and process improvements from the use of Apex for modeling and meshing.

For more about the MSC Apex system, see the MSC press release at http://www.mscsoftware.com/node/3859

NBAA 2014 Annual Meeting and Convention

TLG Aerospace will be attending and participating in the NBAA’s annual meeting and convention in Orlando, Florida from October 21st through October 23rd.  We look forward to meeting with representatives from original equipment aircraft manufacturers with type and supplemental certificate program needs; aircraft modifier and operator supplemental type certificate projects; companies needing FAA designated engineering support and additional engineering capacity; and organizations seeking additional capabilities to conduct research and development, and feasibility and trade studies.  To schedule meetings, please call 206-859-5061 x200; or by email info@tlgaerospace.com.