Aerospace & Defense
Aerospace & Defense graphics require "clear and concise"
documentation and graphics when out in the field to maintain and
repair their equipment and vehicles. Whether information is
hardcopy or ETM's the procedures and graphics have to be
defined in a timely manner. Accuracy in every repair must be met,
keeping in mind that our warfighters may be under fire at any time.
As a graphic design specialist having over 27 years experience in
aerospace & defense graphics, delivering "high volume"
illustrations, including knowledge of all current Mil-Specs and
TACOM LCMC standards. With the various levels of publications
required at every grade level, we cover illustrations for them all:
- TM 10, Operator's Guide Illustrations
- TM 20, Field and Technical Manual Illustration Graphics
- TM 34 (TM 34&P) RPSTL Illustration Graphics
- DMWR Illustration Graphics
- NMWR Illustration Graphics
- Sustainment Manual Illustration Graphics
- Technical Bulletin Graphics
- 2028 Graphics
- All Vehicle, Engine and Equipment Manual Illustration Graphics
- ETM & IETM Illustration Graphics
- ILS/STS Graphics
- Conceptual aircraft & military vehicle designs
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Conceptual Combat Military Vehicles
IPB - Illustration Parts Breakdown
The Future of Aviation is here! The AIRBUS
A380 ready for Commercial Flights
The 555 seat, double deck Airbus A380 is the most
ambitious civil aircraft program yet. When it enters
service in March 2006, the A380 will be the world's
largest airliner, easily eclipsing Boeing's 747.
Airbus first began studies on a very large 500 seat
airliner in the early 1990s. The European
manufacturer saw developing a competitor and
successor to the Boeing 747 as a strategic play to
end Boeing's dominance of the very large airliner
market and round out Airbus' product line-up.
Airbus began engineering development work on such an aircraft, then
designated the A3XX, in June 1994. Airbus studied numerous design
configurations for the A3XX and gave serious consideration to a single deck
aircraft which would have seated 12 abreast and twin vertical tails. However
Airbus settled upon a twin deck configuration, largely because of the
significantly lighter structure required.
Key design aims include the ability to use existing airport infrastructure with
little modifications to the airports, and direct operating costs per seat
15-20% less than those for the 747-400. With 49% more floor space and
only 35% more seating than the previous largest aircraft, Airbus is ensuring
wider seats and aisles for more passenger comfort. Using the most
advanced technologies, the A380 is also designed to have 10-15% more
range, lower fuel burn and emissions, and less noise.
The A380 features an advanced version of the Airbus common two crew
cockpit, with pull-out keyboards for the pilots, extensive use of composite
materials such as GLARE (an aluminium/glass fibre composite), and four
302 to 374kN (68,000 to 84,000lb) class Rolls-Royce Trent 900 or Engine
Alliance (General Electric/Pratt & Whitney) GP7200 turbofans now under
Several A380 models are planned: the basic aircraft is the 555 seat
A380-800 (launch customer Emirates). The 590 ton MTOW 10,410km
(5620nm) A380-800F freighter will be able to carry a 150 tonne payload and
is due to enter service in 2008 (launch customer FedEx). Potential future
models will include the shortened, 480 seat A380-700, and the stretched,
656 seat, A380-900.
On receipt of the required 50th launch order commitment, the Airbus A3XX
was renamed A380 and officially launched on December 19, 2000. In early
2001 the general configuration design was frozen, and metal cutting for the
first A380 component occurred on January 23, 2002, at Nantes in France. In
2002 more than 6000 people were working on A380 development.
On January 18, 2005, the first Airbus A380 was officially revealed in a
lavish ceremony, attended by 5000 invited guests including the
French, German, British and Spanish president and prime ministers,
representing the countries that invested heavily in the 10-year, €10
billion+ ($13 billion+) aircraft program, and the CEOs of the 14 A380
customers, who had placed firm orders for 149 aircraft by then.
The out of sequence A380 designation was chosen as the "8"
represents the cross-section of the twin decks. The first flight is
scheduled for March 2005, and the entry into commercial service, with
Singapore Airlines, is scheduled for March 2006.
Apart from the prime contractors in France, Germany, the United
Kingdom and Spain, components for the A380 airframe are also
manufactured by industral partners in Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Canada, Finland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands,
Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. A380 final assembly is
taking place in Toulouse, France, with interior fitment in Hamburg,
Germany. Major A380 assemblies are transported to Toulouse by ship,
barge and road.
On July 24, 2000, Emirates became the first customer making a firm
order commitment, followed by Air France, International Lease Finance
Corporation (ILFC), Singapore Airlines, Qantas and Virgin Atlantic.
Together these companies completed the 50 orders needed to launch
Later, the following companies also ordered the A380: FedEx (the
launch customer for the A380-800F freighter), Qatar Airways,
Lufthansa, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Etihad Airways, Thai Airways
Four prototypes will be used in
a 2200 hours flight test programme
lasting 15 months.
ETM & IETM Illustrations
Combat Military "TANKCAR"
Amphibious Aircraft Tank
Carrier Concept. Accomodates
8 Bradley Tanks or 15 HWMMV
& MRAP vehicles for
Profiles in Design
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Member of the CCS Alumni Committee Since 1986
Center for Creative Studies, College of Art & Design-
Member of the Illustrator's Partnership
of America, since 2007
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