Monthly Archives: November 2017

Thrust Reversal Systems in Jet Aircraft

This is accomplished by a simple reversal of the jet blast flow, by using thrust reverser doors to block the blast and redirect it forward. Today’s aircraft use three different types of thrust reversal systems.   Target Thrust Reversal Target thrust reversers use hydraulically operated doors called buckets. Also called bucket thrust reversal, they are

Railway : What Functions for Tomorrow’s Trains?

  What trends are you seeing in the railway market today? I can see three drivers that are clearly reshaping demand from railway operators. The first one is safety, in the broad sense of the term. Then cost control. That means more than just reducing costs: it also means keeping a tight rein on costs (especially

How to Control Vehicle Access?

Boom Barriers Boom barriers use a bar to block vehicle access to a restricted site. Operators or automatic access control systems can pivot the bar out of a vehicle’s path to allow approved people onto the site. These barriers typically offer a minimum level of security: a determined intruder may be able to destroy a