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News & Events

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%

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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.

TLG Aerospace Presenting at 2014 MSC Aerospace and Defense Industry User Meeting

TLG Aerospace’s Engineering Manager, Robert Lind, will be attending and participating as a speaker at the 2014 MSC Aerospace and Defense Industry User Meeting.   This is a premier event in the aerospace simulation and analysis community and is being held at the Fairmont Newport Beach hotel in Newport Beach, CA on September 17th.  Robert’s presentation, “Practical Applications of Aeroelastic Analysis for Aircraft Design and Certification”, will be focused on MSC Nastran applications for business and transport aircraft aeroelastic certification.  For further information, Robert can be contacted at: Robert.Lind@tlgaerospace.com.

TLG to attend Spring 2014 Aerospace Flutter and Dynamics Council Meeting

Robert Lind, TLG Director of Engineering and FAA Flutter DER, will be attending the Spring 2014 Aerospace Flutter and Dynamics Council Meeting. The meeting will be held May 29-30 in St Louis, MO. 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 to Attend 2014 AIAA AVIATION Forum in Atlanta, GA

Andrew McComas and Travis Douville, will be attending the 2014 AIAA AVIATION Forum in Atlanta, GA from June 16-20. Andrew and Travis are members of the AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee (APA-TC) and will be chairing sessions at the conference entitled “Aerodynamic Analysis and Design: Design Methodologies”, “Aerodynamic Testing: Flight, Wind Tunnel and Numerical Correlations”, “Propeller Aerodyanmics”, and “Airfoil/Wing/Configuration Aerodynamics”. As members of the APA-TC, Andrew and Travis represent the technical community engaged in analysis, design, research and development in applied aerodynamics of airborne and surface vehicles. The technical activities of the Committee are to provide a focus for the development, verification, and application of aerodynamic analysis and design techniques and to provide a forum for the exposure of innovative aerodynamic concepts. TLG remains committed to furthering the advancement of the aerospace industry and looks forward to supporting this and future events.