• Aurora has contacts with foam core suppliers that can meet mAEWing1 tolerances, will contact them to discuss supplying future center body and wing foam cores
  • mAEWing2 mold construction will be lead through Aurora, either in-house or through subcontracts
    • UMN will post preliminary mAEWing2 OML
    • Need to define mAEWing2 material and manufacturing process, whether autoclave or heat application is needed will affect tooling material choices
    • mAEWing2 tooling will need integration guides
  • Aurora will begin working with NASA AFRC on xAEWing3 airworthiness requirements, procedures, and documentation
    • UMN will work to find the NASA flight approval process
  • Aurora will begin working on a manufacturing plan for xAEWing3, including determining design review milestone dates needed to have a completed wing ready in time to meet program milestones.
    • Likely will include a concept design review, preliminary design review, and critical/manufacturing design review
    • Need to determine whether we use hard or soft tooling. Soft tooling will work for the program, but hard tooling may be desired by NASA for future research.