The Back-Bone of the Aerospace Industry
The innovative nature of humans has allowed us to significantly improve the quality of life that we experience, along with connecting us to more of the world. Before the internet that would inevitably make our world significantly smaller, we were all brought closer by the early aerospace industry. The first airplanes were at first merely dreams of grandeur, but once they came to fruition our realm of possibility enhanced widely. Enticing trailblazers and brave pilots around the world to press the industry along.
The great minds behind each advancement allowed to us traverse considerable distances, effectively making the world that much smaller. Though you cannot only mention the mental muscle behind these innovations. Without the many brave pilots that occupied the cockpit, we would not know that we could travel over what at the time was considered unimaginable distances. Especially when considering that these feats had never been executed before.
According to an article posted by EH.net, “The History of the Aerospace Industry”, commercial passenger flights began in the United States off the back of its large indigenous airmail system that drove the structure of the industry during the 1920s. The article explains that in the beginning airlines offering passenger flights were only kept afloat by government airmail contracts, unsurprising due to assumingly inadequate accommodations aboard. Accommodations that would later be addressed by early airplane designers.
The article would go on to illustrate how airplane manufacturers and airliners would form alliances in competition for passengers, and in the same time period, the need for war-ready aircraft would bubble. Thousands of aircraft variances would be manufactured and put in the sky, enticing competition for faster, sleeker, and more capable airships. Whether to connect people to far stretches of the world around us, or, unfortunately, to gain an advantage in the air above the battlefield.
How Far Can the Aerospace Industry Take Us?
Whether it’s what we manufacture or how we manufacture it, we have constantly pushed beyond the limitations we believed could not be passed. Introducing new practices and elements that are better suited to achieve the high aspirations of the aerospace industry. An industry that does not only appeal to the curiosity of seasoned engineers but also the imagination of the youth.
Fresh eyes on a project have always been a great strategy for pushing forward, especially when those involved are overly fixated on the details. When the youth takes an interest in such important industries, with minds unplagued by limitations, solutions that were possibly overlooked or simply unimaginable can take precedent given new technologies at play.
Along with the innovation offered by the youth, their imagination will oftentimes spawn amazing designs that, with help, can turn into inventions used on a daily basis. Similar to the designs entered into the Young Aircraft Engineers competition, that may one day be the base of future aircraft models. According to a blog uploaded by Aerospace Manufacturing, “Easyjet announces winners of competition for young aircraft engineers“, the judging panel would consist of world-class experts in flying, sustainability, design, and zero-emission technology. The article also outlines the two winners designs’ from the competition.
The aerospace industry is one that is constantly attempting to innovate in ways that will further entangle their creations into everyday life. Notably, the airplane went head-to-head with the railroad system and won for preferred passenger transit. Now, these airliners make use of companies like AMI Aero Marine Interior, Inc. in order to refurbish and even customize the interiors to further accommodate their passengers.
Though the innovators of the aerospace industry have not limited themselves to the idea that passengers flights are only subject to the Earths’ airspace, as of more recent decades. According to an article posted by Aerospace Technology, “Space Tourism could be set ‘to take off’ sooner than expected“, major developments are underway and companies have even begun selling tickets. With big-name celebrities on the guest list.