Wearable cockpits - the ultimate human-machine interface?

martes, 21 de agosto de 2018

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/wearable-cockpits-the-ultimate-human-machine-interface/

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Stratolaunch Systems plans to employ a family of four launch vehicles



All of them will blast their way to orbit after being dropped at altitude from a mother-ship plane — the largest aircraft ever built, with a wingspan of 385 feet (117 meters).
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  • Pegasus: built by aerospace company Northrop Grumman. Pegasus will be able to haul payloads as heavy as 815 lbs. (370 kilograms)
  • Medium Launch Vehicle (MLV): payload capacity of 7,500 lbs. (3,400 kg). 
  • Medium Launch Vehicle - Heavy: payload 13,200 lbs. (6,000 kg).
  • Space Plane: This fully reusable vehicle will be able to haul payloads up and bring them back down to Earth 
 Continue reading: https://www.stratolaunch.com/2018/08/20/stratolaunch-announces-new-launch-vehicles/


related:
https://www.space.com/41548-stratolaunch-rocket-family-space-plane-revealed.html


https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/20/space-race-paul-allens-stratolaunch-mega-plane.html

https://www.wired.com/story/stratolaunch-airplane-burt-rutan-paul-allen/

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Japan in talks to sell patrol plane tech to Germany and France - Nikkei Asian Review

lunes, 20 de agosto de 2018

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Russia rolls out modernised Tu-22M3M bomber

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-russia-rolls-out-modernised-tu-22m3m-bombe-451235/

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Electric Aircraft: Sun Flyer 2 On The Road To Certification


As Battery Technologies Evolve, George Bye Explains How Those Advances Positively Impact The Electric Aviation

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=a8eac19b-4abc-4dca-ade7-afc196a33b04



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https://news.usa.siemens.biz/press-release/siemens-provide-electric-propulsion-motor-bye-aerospaces-sun-flyer-2




Press Release


Reservation for 30 Sun Flyer 2s is Bye Aerospace’s Largest to Date
Aspen Flying Club to Use Electric Trainers in Future Fleet

DENVER, Colorado – August 13, 2018 – Bye Aerospace, the developer of the “Sun Flyer” family of high-tech all-electric airplanes, announced a 30-aircraft order from a large Colorado-based training fleet partner, Aspen Flying Club.

Aspen Flying Club, located near Bye Aerospace’s facilities at Centennial Airport, (KAPA), south of Denver, Colorado, has reserved 30 Sun Flyer 2 airplanes to use as trainers in its future fleet of aircraft.

George Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace, said the partnership with Aspen Flying Club is a key step in the process to integrate the benefits of electric aviation at Centennial Airport, currently the second-busiest general aviation airport in the country. “The FAA-certified Sun Flyer’s low emission and noise signatures, in addition to its lower operating costs compared to traditional flight trainers, will be a significant benefit,” he said.

Other recent purchase deposits and reservations for Bye Aerospace’s Sun Flyer 2 and the four-seat “Sun Flyer 4” have been received from international customers in Norway, Israel, Hong Kong, New Zealand, British Columbia and Germany.

The Sun Flyer family of aircraft aim to be the first FAA-certified, U.S.-sponsored, practical, all-electric airplanes to serve the flight training and general aviation markets. Aircraft features include enhanced speed and altitude performance with extremely low ops-costs, low aircraft unit cost, low noise and the effective elimination of CO2 exhaust pollutants. Electric energy, or “fuel,” cost for Sun Flyer is multiples-lower compared to the per-hour flight cost for conventional piston-engine leaded aviation gasoline.

About Bye Aerospace, Inc.
Bye Aerospace is developing the Sun Flyer family of aircraft in addition to a family of advanced, high-altitude, long-endurance solar-electric unmanned aerial vehicles called “StratoAirNet” and “Solesa.” The company was named the 2018 Small Business of the Year in the “small business” category by the Denver Business Journal. For more information, go to www.ByeAerospace.com.

About Aspen Flying Club
Aspen Flying Club unites a group of pilots and flight instructors with a large and diverse fleet of aircraft for flight training and recreational flying, all in a fun, friendly environment. Located at Centennial Airport (KAPA), south of Denver, Aspen Flying Club is part of the American Flight Schools family. For more information, go to www.AspenFlyingClub.com.

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Record-setting Aviatrix to Christen Newest Goodyear Blimp - Wingfoot Three



press release




--Shaesta Waiz joins aviation pioneers Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride as christener

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 14, 2018 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that Shaesta Waiz, the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft, will christen Wingfoot Three, the newest addition to its fleet of world-famous Goodyear blimps. The ceremony will be held on Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. ET at Goodyear's Wingfoot Lake Hangar which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

"We're delighted to have Shaesta serve as the christener of our newest blimp," said Goodyear Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Richard J. Kramer. "Shaesta has an inspiring life story and turned her passion for flying into a record-setting solo journey around the world. She serves as a role model to young women to follow their dreams by pursuing STEM education and careers in aviation"

Waiz traveled more than 24,000 nautical miles on her record-breaking flight between May 13 – Oct. 4, 2017. Along the way, the 30-year-old Afghan-American pilot visited 22 countries and promoted STEM education at outreach events for more than 3,000 girls and boys. Waiz continues advocating for STEM education through her nonprofit organization, Dreams Soar, Inc.

"It is truly an honor to be selected by Goodyear to christen Wingfoot Three. I know Amelia Earhart will be with us on this special day, just as her spirit was with me during the Pacific Ocean crossing from Hawaii to California," said Waiz.

Since 1917, Goodyear has built more than 300 lighter-than-air vehicles for public relations and defense applications, many built at the Wingfoot Lake Hangar in Suffield, Ohio.

Goodyear has recognized noteworthy women for nearly a century through the tradition of christening Goodyear blimps. Celebrated aviator Amelia Earhart (1929), astronaut Dr. Sally Ride (2000) and "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts (2014) are among those who have christened a Goodyear blimp. Akron native Savannah James served as the most recent christener of Wingfoot Two in 2016.

About Goodyear

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-ofthe-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.

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