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Jet Engines: Evaluation of Overall Pressure Ratio Advancements

Overall Pressure Ratio (OPR) is a fundamental factor in understanding a jet engine’s efficiency, power output, and overall performance. Overall pressure ratio (OPR) represents the ratio of the total pressure at the exit of the compressor stage to the total pressure at the inlet, indicating the level of compression the air undergoes as it passes […]

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Picks & Shovels and Gold Mines… Parallels to Investing in Today’s Emerging Technologies

I often use this analogy when speaking with clients as we’re evaluating new markets. If  you think about it, every photo like this from the Gold Rush days has one thing in  common… picks, shovels and tools. Someone was consistently getting rich and it wasn’t  always the miners… a few did though, of course, and

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A Guide to Propulsion System Development, Evaluation & Selection

Developing, evaluating or selecting an aircraft propulsion system involves a wide range of engineering and design considerations. A propulsion system’s target market and applications are defined by the systems energy output – typically, thrust or horsepower – and by how it generates propulsive force – all-electric, hybrid, piston or jet engine. Designing an aircraft’s propulsion

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Creating B2B Pull-Through: Who’s Your Customer’s-Customer?

There are megabytes of information online regarding both “push” and “pull” strategies for reaching your customers and driving sales. These strategies have been extensively covered in marketing texts, articles and on the internet. As a quick primer: Push As the name implies, this is basically a push of your product to a customer. In the B2B world,

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Strategic Planning on the High Seas and in the Boardroom

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”  – William Arthur Ward As a business consultant, offshore sailor and racer, this quote brings to mind the great number of parallels between sailing and navigating a business to its destination. However, there are a number of steps

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