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Aston Martin Wings Series takes flight

press release


  • New Aston Martin Wings Series bring all of luxury marque’s aviation projects together
  • Aston Martin’s close ties to aviation to be celebrated with new logo
  • Q by Aston Martin to deliver further limited edition models inspired by aviation
  • 13 November 2019, Gaydon, UK: Aston Martin today revealed the formation of the Aston Martin Wings Series, which brings together all of the luxury marque’s aviation-related projects.

    Aston Martin has a long and proud association with aviation and in particular the Royal Air Force. Three of its four UK manufacturing locations are situated on former RAF stations at Gaydon, Wellesbourne and St Athan, where a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility has just been built inside ex-MOD Super Hangars.

    This heritage and strong connection to the RAF has led Aston Martin to bring its aviation projects together under “Aston Martin Wings”, an exciting programme which will see Aston Martin’s bespoke service, Q by Aston Martin deliver further limited edition models linked to aviation over the coming years.

    The inspiration for Aston Martin Wings was the Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows edition. Built in 2017 after a Q by Aston Martin: Commission from Aston Martin Cambridge, these special cars contained exquisite details linked directly to the aircraft, for example each of the Vanquish S Red Arrows built contained switchgear made from the undercarriage leg of a Red Arrows Hawk aircraft.  Just ten examples of the cars inspired by the Red Arrows were produced, with nine sold to customers before “Red 10” was raffled, raising an astonishing £1.46 million for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

    Another aviation project was the V8 Vantage S Blades Edition, named after the famous British aerobatics team. Featuring bespoke styling and interior tailoring, all five Blade Edition Aston Martins were delivered to customers during a very special day at Sywell Aerodrome where each new owner was treated to an aerobatic flight experience with The Blades.

    During both World Wars, Aston Martin’s factories were called upon to build aircraft components, most famously for the Spitfire and Mosquito in WW2.  The V12 Vantage S “Spitfire 80”, again commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge through Q by Aston Martin, celebrated one of the most iconic designs in British history and the 80th anniversary of the Supermarine Spitfire’s first flight.  Now in the hands of eight proud owners, the Duxford Green-painted cars are easy to identify as they bear the trademark Spitfire yellow pinstripe on the side strakes and deck lid.

    Aston Martin President and Group CEO, Andy Palmer, has very close links to the RAF and is in fact an Honorary Group Captain in 601 Squadron, Royal Air Force. He said: “Aston Martin will always be synonymous with aviation, from our wings logo to the heritage of our manufacturing sites across the UK. The Vanquish S Red Arrows edition was a great success for everyone concerned and I look forward to seeing our future aviation-related special editions.”

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    EUROCONTROL and Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) used full motion flight simulators to evaluate the feasibility of "Secondary Runway Aiming Point (SRAP)" and "Increased Glide Slope (IGS)", concepts focused on capacity and environmental benefits.

    SRAP permits 'light wake' category aircraft to fly a final approach above the approach profile of heavier aircraft flying to the primary runway threshold; this enables them to avoid the wake vortex of the larger aircraft, and should result in an increase in runway throughput of up to 5%.

    Crucially, the noise contour of the aircraft on approach to the SRAP moves towards the airport, reducing noise. The approach glide slope to the SRAP could be a normal "3-degree" slope or an increased glide slope (IGS) to maximise benefits.

    Background

    The two concepts being evaluated are part of our contribution to the SESAR solution "Enhanced arrival procedures", which focuses on mitigating noise and adapting wake avoidance procedures. Both concepts have already been successfully trialled in a number of real-time simulations.

    The solution has been developed within SESAR 2020 project PJ02 "Increased runway and airport throughput", which seeks to tackle capacity challenges at major airports.

    EUROCONTROL is leading the project, working with partners to develop operational solutions and advanced air traffic control (ATC) tools.




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    Boeing Defense (@BoeingDefense) twitteó a las 5:00 p. m. on mié., nov. 13, 2019:
    #SB1Defiant completes initial test flight as a fully-configured aircraft.  The Defiant will provide the @USArmy the ability to fly faster, farther and with greater maneuverability for future missions. https://t.co/ILS1STDqK7
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    https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130556


    CHICAGO, Nov. 11, 2019 -- Boeing's priority remains the safe return to service of the MAX and supporting our airline customers through this challenging time. We are working closely with the FAA and other regulatory authorities as we work towards certification and safe return to commercial service, and we are taking the time to answer all of their questions. With the rigorous scrutiny being applied, we are confident the MAX will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly.

    While the FAA and other regulatory authorities will determine the timing of certification and return to commercial service, Boeing continues to target FAA certification of the MAX flight control software updates during this quarter. Based on this schedule, it is possible that the resumption of MAX deliveries to airline customers could begin in December, after certification, when the FAA issues an Airworthiness Directive rescinding the grounding order. In parallel, we are working towards final validation of the updated training requirements, which must occur before the MAX returns to commercial service, and which we now expect to begin in January.

    There are five key milestones Boeing must complete with the FAA before return to service:

    1. FAA eCab Simulator Certification Session: A multi-day eCab simulator evaluation with the FAA to ensure the overall software system performs its intended function, both normally and in the presence of system failures. COMPLETED
       
    2. FAA Line Pilots Crew Workload Evaluation: A separate, multi-day simulator session with airline pilots to assess human factors and crew workload under various test conditions.
       
    3. FAA Certification Flight Test: FAA pilots will conduct a certification flight(s) of the final updated software.
       
    4. Boeing Final Submittal to the FAA: After completion of the FAA certification flight, Boeing will submit the final certification deliverables and artifacts to the FAA to support software certification.
       
    5. Joint Operational Evaluation Board (JOEB) Simulator Training Evaluation: The Joint Operational Evaluation Board (JOEB), a multi-regulatory body, conducts a multi-day simulator session with global regulatory pilots to validate training requirements. Following the simulator session, the Flight Standardization Board will release a report for a public comment period, followed by final approval of the training.


    Boeing and the FAA successfully concluded the first of these milestones this past week, and are now working towards the FAA line pilots evaluation and the FAA certification flight test. 

    At each step of this process Boeing has worked closely with the FAA and other regulators. We're providing detailed documentation, had them fly in the simulators, and helped them understand our logic and the design for the new procedures, software and proposed training material to ensure that they are completely satisfied as to the airplane's safety. The FAA and other regulatory authorities will ultimately determine return to service in each relevant jurisdiction. This may include a phased approach and timing may vary by jurisdiction.


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    press releases:
    https://skydweller.aero/news/



    Leonardo has invested in Skydweller Aero Inc., a start-up specialising in the development of a new generation of unmanned aircraft


    Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo: “As the key technological investor and partner of the project, Leonardo will broaden its capabilities in new power systems, autonomous flight, innovative aerostructures, ultra-light materials and eco-friendly technologies to improve the Company’s competitive advantage in the aerospace business for the next 20 years”


    Leveraging 15 years of airframe development, the Skydweller drone is expected to begin flight operations as soon as 2021


    Skydweller’s endurance and payload allow it to fill key gaps in many countries’ integrated surveillance architecture. It enables improved situational awareness for military forces and more cost-effective utilisation of resources than with traditional systems



    Rome, 8 November 2019 – Leonardo is accelerating the progress of technology and innovation in autonomous flight by investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up specialising in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. The initiative will result in the development and deployment of the Skydweller drone, the world’s first atmospheric pseudo-satellite capable of carrying large payloads with unlimited range and ultra-persistent endurance.

    “As the key technological investor and partner of the project, Leonardo will broaden its capabilities in new power systems, autonomous flight, innovative aerostructures, ultra-light materials and eco-friendly technologies to improve the company’s competitive advantage in the aerospace business for the next 20 years “, commented Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo.

    As an atmospheric satellite, Skydweller combines the persistence of a geostationary satellite with the flexibility of an aircraft. It will operate from existing airbases around the world, deploy thousands of miles away to areas of high need, and remain overhead for orders of magnitude longer than current aircraft. This revolutionary platform will be used for purposes ranging from land and maritime surveillance to monitoring the environment and infrastructure, from industrial geo-information services to telecommunications and precision navigation. During emergencies and disaster-recovery situations, the system can be rapidly deployed from distant locations to provide backup communications and direct support to first responders.

    The Skydweller project builds on a proven and mature aircraft that successfully circumnavigated the globe in 2016. The first phase focuses on converting the aircraft from a manned platform into an Optionally-Piloted Vehicle (OPV) by integrating advanced autonomy algorithms and vehicle management systems. The second step of the project will culminate in the first production aircraft, designed solely for unmanned operations and hardened against a range of environmental conditions. Autonomous flights of the OPV are projected for 2020 and the first production model of the unmanned version of the aircraft is expected in 2021.

    The system will comply with European export laws and will not be subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions. This will enable the aircraft to satisfy government and commercial needs around the world. Leonardo will act as the prime contractor for commercial opportunities in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and NATO.

    Development and construction of the aircraft will be carried out at the Skydweller facility in the Castilla-La Mancha region of Spain. Leonardo Aircraft division will participate in development and engineering activities via a dedicated team.




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    Skydweller, a US-Spanish Aerospace Company, and Solar Impulse have signed an agreement for Skydweller to acquire the SI-2 aircraft, related assets and exclusive IP license to develop a new unmanned aircraft capable of perpetual flight.

    Alexandria Virginia USA & Ciudad Real / Madrid, Spain: September 11, 2019 – Skydweller is a US-Spanish aerospace company developing commercial unmanned perpetual flight vehicles. Skydweller has entered into an agreement with Solar Impulse to acquire the historic SI-2 aircraft, related assets and exclusive IP license. Skydweller will use this and its teams of experts to develop an unmanned variant. These aircraft platforms will deliver many services in different data and communications markets such as: natural resource monitoring, data collection, aerial mapping, weather and environmental forecasting, emergency operations, and telecommunications; including Internet and 5G mobile communications for remote and under-served areas.

    Dr. Robert Miller, CEO of Skydweller said, “This September we will begin full scale operations to develop, test, and industrialize the world’s first atmospheric pseudo satellite capable of large payloads with unlimited range and endurance. Like the Satellite market, in the 90’s, large payload solar powered aircraft will change the way much of the world communicates and shares data. By leveraging 15 years of R&D from Solar Impulse including over a thousand hours of solar-powered flights, we will bring this solution to market several years faster and with more capability than would otherwise be possible.”

    Skydweller has chosen to invest in a production and manufacturing facility in the province of Ciudad Real (Castilla La Mancha, Spain). Sébastien Renouard, COO of Skydweller said, “The Castilla La Mancha region offers a great workforce and infrastructure for the successful development of autonomous technologies. The local authorities have shown much enthusiasm and plan to financially support the project as an economic opportunity for the region’s development. We are honored to work with them.”

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    http://english.eastday.com/Latest/u1ai8653356.html

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