FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND – July 2008 – Makino will be displaying advancements made in the aerospace industry at the Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, England by sponsoring a replica of the original Wright B Flyer and displaying current developments in machine tool technology for aerospace production, such as parts produced on the Makino MAG3 and G5 Grinder.
"The Farnborough International Air show is the biggest, most internationally attended aerospace event in the world, featuring both the history and future of aerospace technology," says Mark Rentschler, Makino Marketing Manager. "This is an excellent stage to show aviation history, and for cutting-edge manufacturers such as Makino, Farnborough serves as a way to demonstrate how future-thinking aerospace manufacturers will advance the industry."
The Farnborough Airshow is organized by the Society of British Aerospace Companies and will be held July 14-20, 2008. Visit Makino at the NTMA booths, H4 and E8, to witness the latest advancements of aerospace machine tool technology.
The Wright B Flyer
Makino has committed to being the primary sponsor for an exhibit featuring a replica of the original 1911 Wright B Flyer at the show with the help of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA), a group dedicated to showcasing Dayton, Ohio's aviation heritage.
The NAHA's Executive Director, Tony Sculimbrene, said the invitation to bring the Wright B Flyer to Farnborough was extended to NAHA at the 2007 Paris International Airshow by Farnborough's British organizers, who are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first flight in the United Kingdom. Inspired by the success of the Wright brothers, Samuel P. Cody flew in 1908 in a field that would later become the site of the Farnborough International Airshow. He also said that the replica will travel to Farnborough by boat, following the example of a similar trip made by the Wright Brothers.
Makino will also sponsor a simulator that will allow visitors to virtually fly a Wright Brothers airplane. This will be the first time the simulator will be on display outside the United States since its creation in 2006.
"As a global leader in metal cutting machinery for aerospace manufacturers, Makino is proud to sponsor the National Aviation Heritage Alliance and the Wright B Flyer at this prestigious international event," says Rentschler. "The chance to be associated with the Wright brothers is a perfect fit for our company’s long history of innovation and our mutual passion for aviation."
A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino provides a wide range of high-precision metal-cutting and EDM machinery, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and Ram EDMs. Our flexible automation solutions provide reduced labor costs and increased throughput in a variety of production volumes and designs. With Makino engineering services, we offer industry leading expertise for even the most challenging applications across all industries. For more information call 1.800.552.3288, or visit www.makino.com.
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