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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 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%

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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 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

TLG Adds Structural Design and Stress Analysis Capabilities!

TLG Aerospace is pleased to announce an expansion of our core aerospace engineering services by adding in-house stress analysis and design capabilities. Since its founding in 2008, TLG has continued to add specialized engineering skills to complement our core loads and dynamic analysis services. With the addition of experienced stress analyst and design engineers, TLG Aerospace now provides even more value to our existing and future customers by offering an enhanced integrated engineering services solution. For additional information on TLG’s stress and design capabilities, please contact Ian Draycott at Ian.Draycott@tlgaerospace.com

TLG Presents Flutter Methods Paper at MSC User’s Conference

On Tuesday, May 7th, TLG Aerospace’s Engineering Manager, Robert Lind, presented a paper titled “MSC Nastran Aeroelasticity for Aircraft Certification”. This presentation focused on the use of MSC Nastran for certification level analysis. Specific examples of MSC Nastran/Patran and related tool usage were shown for real world certification projects. Attendees will gained an appreciation of the ability of these tools and procedures to provide critical certification data at the highest required levels of fidelity (FAA and international). Analysis types and levels of detail were also summarized for earlier steps of the design cycle.

TLG Announces New Flutter DER

TLG Aerospace is pleased to announce our Engineering Manager, Robert Lind, has recently received his DER Certification in Flutter for both 14 CFR Parts 23 and 25 airplanes.

Robert has actively participated in multiple FAA certification projects involving analytical and flight test flutter clearance for small and large airplanes. He has expertise in static and dynamic aeroelasticity, flutter analysis and flight test, steady and unsteady aerodynamics and test validation, structural dynamics and GVT validation, FAA and foreign airworthiness authority requirements, Advisory Circular and Policy requirements, and certification procedures.

As part of his 22 years of aerospace experience, Robert has 12 years of experience in static and dynamic aeroelastic modeling and analysis for FAA and EASA certification. Robert has worked with most of the current and flutter DERs and FAA flutter staff and has developed strong working relationships within the dynamic aeroelasticity community.