KC-46A Boom Problems Resolved | Boeing & MBDA Succeed In Test of Brimstone From AH-64E | Lockheed Martin Undertakes Upgrades for 500 In Service F-16s [feedly]

viernes, 15 de julio de 2016

KC-46A Boom Problems Resolved | Boeing & MBDA Succeed In Test of Brimstone From AH-64E | Lockheed Martin Undertakes Upgrades for 500 In Service F-16s
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/kc-46a-boom-problems-resolved-boeing-mbda-succeed-in-test-of-brimstone-from-ah-64e-lockheed-martin-undertakes-upgrades-for-500-in-service-f-16s-034298/

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FARNBOROUGH: HondaJet boosts visibility with Farnborough debut [feedly]

jueves, 14 de julio de 2016

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FARNBOROUGH: HondaJet boosts visibility with Farnborough debut
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Honda Aircraft is debuting its HondaJet at the show, seeking to raise awareness of the light business jet in the lucrative European market.
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Antonov betting on Western technology

https://leehamnews.com/2016/07/14/antonov-part-state-group-ukrboronprom-betting-western-technology/

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Lockheed Martin Executives Unveil Armed BLACK HAWK Helicopter at Farnborough International Airshow

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2016/july/farnborough-armed-black-hawk-debut.html

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Uncertainty over Brexit impact evident at Farnborough Airshow

https://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2016/07/14/uncertainty-over-brexit-impact-evident-at-farnborough-airshow/

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Setting a satellite to catch a satellite

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Setting_a_satellite_to_catch_a_satellite_999.html

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Norwegian selects 30 A321LR for first transatlantic routes

http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/news-events-single/detail/norwegian-selects-30-a321lr-for-first-transatlantic-routes/?utm_source=article&utm_medium=all_news&utm_campaign=RSS

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Aer Lingus adds two A330-300s to its future fleet

http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/news-events-single/detail/aer-lingus-adds-two-a330-300s-to-its-future-fleet/?utm_source=article&utm_medium=all_news&utm_campaign=RSS

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FARNBOROUGH: Boeing details range-boosting 737-7 redesign

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/farnborough-boeing-details-range-boosting-737-7-red-427468/

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FARNBOROUGH: Boeing details range-boosting 737-7 redesign

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Remaking the smallest version of the 737 Max family to carry more passengers and fly further presents three options: Shrink the larger 737-8, stretch the smaller 737-7 or combine elements of both.

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FARNBOROUGH: Airbus reveals cargo UAV challenge winners - Flightglobal

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Boeing Business Jets Announces Orders for Two BBJ MAX 8 Airplanes


Momentum continues to grow for BBJ MAX program with 12 orders, including first in North America

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 13, 2016 –Boeing [NYSE:BA] Business Jets announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Air Show today, the sale of two BBJ MAX 8 airplanes. The recently booked BBJ MAX 8s were ordered by two separate undisclosed customers, one customer based in North America and the other in Asia.

"The BBJ MAX and its unmatched capability and comfort continues to be a very successful airplane for us and we are just getting started" said Boeing Business Jets President David Longridge. "The BBJ MAX gives our customers incredible flexibility with increased range, cabin space and baggage capacity."

Boeing Business Jets now has 12 BBJ MAXs on order; 11 for the BBJ MAX 8 model and one for the BBJ MAX 9.

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Airbus recognizes suppliers for excellent in-service performance

13 July 2016 Press Release




On the occasion of the annual Airbus Suppliers Awards ceremony held during Farnborough Air Show 2016, Didier Lux, Airbus SVP, Head of Customer Services, and Geneviève Laurens-Chassagne, Head of Supplier Support Management distributed Awards and Certificates to Systems & Equipment suppliers. The suppliers recognized by Airbus were identified through the Supplier Support Rating process, which captured in-service feedback from over 130 Airbus customers. The result of this feedback is that the following suppliers each received an Award for being “top-performers”, having exceeded the standards set by Airbus Supplier Support Management:

- Rockwell Collins Avionics
- Thales Avionics
- Airbus Avionics
- Airbus Cabin Electronics
- Diehl Air Cabin
- Crane Aerospace
- Stelia Technical Seats

In addition, in 2016, for the first time, Airbus recognized “good performing” suppliers by issuing them a certificate. Eight suppliers obtained such certificates – having reached the standards set by Airbus Supplier Support Management:

- Diehl Aerospace
- Aircelle
- ACSS
- Meggitt Sensing Systems
- Siemens
- Technofan
- Telair
- UTAS Actuation Systems

“The historical ranking of the suppliers induces a virtuous competition between them to reach the award. Now we have completed this approach with an Airbus standard acknowledged by a certificate. The aim is to promote this standard and increase the quantity of suppliers who are achieving it,” said Genevieve Laurens-Chassagne, Airbus' Head of Supplier Support Management for Customer Services.

The next rating cycle will be launched in January 2017. Airbus takes the rating feedback as a basis to drive the suppliers’ support improvements by ensuring dedicated actions are launched by the suppliers. This benefits the operators of Airbus fleet all over the world.

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Airbus’ widebody jetliners grab the spotlight on the Farnborough Airshow’s third day

13 July 2016 Headline news



It’s a “family affair” at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow, where members of Airbus’ popular widebody product line – the new-generation A350 XWB, double-deck A380 and A330 – are flying high this week.

As usual, when the A350 XWB and A380 show up at a major aviation gathering they are must-see attractions. The two sister aircraft have headlined Airbus’ widebody family presence at Farnborough with static displays and flying presentations, while the company also has made commercial announcements so far involving 15 A350 XWBs and four A330neo jetliners.

Together, Airbus’ highly-efficient widebody jetliners offer the capabilities to meet the air transport sector’s growing traffic requirements. They cover a full range of operations – from regional and low-cost flights to long-haul flights on high-yield routes between the world’s biggest aviation hubs, as well as newer routes linking smaller, distant airports.

A350 XWB: delivering new-generation efficiency

The A350 XWB is the latest all-new member of Airbus’ widebody product line – bringing together advanced aerodynamics, design and technologies to provide 25 percent lower seat-mile costs compared to current competitors. Born from a customer-centric approach, the A350 XWB was designed with the market, for the market, enabling production of an aircraft that perfectly meets customers’ expectations.

It entered commercial service in early 2015, and offers seating capacities between 250 and 440 passengers. At the end of June, Airbus had secured 800-plus A350 XWB orders from around the globe, with jetliners already delivered to seven operators: Cathay Pacific Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Finnair, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, TAM and Vietnam Airlines.

A330: dependable and modern

Complementing the A350 XWB in Airbus’ product line is the A330 – which first entered commercial service in 1994 and has received more than 1,600 orders to date. The popular A330 Family is a cornerstone member of Airbus’ widebody product line, recognised by customers worldwide for its superior versatility, cost-effectiveness and reliability.

Airbus spends some 150 million euros each year on enhancements and incremental improvements for the A330 Family. As a result, the A330 is the most efficient aircraft in its class, comprising five in-service variants, as well as two NEO (new engine option) versions that were launched in 2014 and will reduce fuel consumption by a further 14 percent per seat. The first A330neo deliveries are planned for late 2017.

A380: the preferred passenger choice

Airbus’ distinctive A380 is a leader in comfort and efficiency – and the best solution for capturing growth in the air transport industry with a unique ability to attract passengers, stimulate traffic and maximise revenue on high-value routes to and from congested airports.

Nearly 10 years since the first delivery to Singapore Airlines in 2007, Airbus’ A380 jetliner remains a winner with passengers and operators – with the 190 A380s currently flying in commercial service accumulating a dispatch reliability rate of 99.1 percent.

New commercial activity

On a day when the company spotlighted its market-leading widebody product line, a notable commercial announcement for the single-aisle A320 Family made the Farnborough Airshow’s third day a true “Airbus family gathering.”

Synergy Aerospace Corporation, the largest shareholder of Colombia-based Avianca and owner of Avianca Brasil, finalised a purchase agreement for 62 A320neo Family aircraft. The order helped Airbus surpass the 1,000 mark for aircraft sold in Latin America.

Innovation and digitalisation at Airbus

Whether widebody or single-aisle aircraft, a common theme connects Airbus’ market-leading product line: innovation. This pioneering spirit also is evident across all of the company’s activities and Airbus showcased the full range of its innovative approach – as well as its commitment to drive digitalisation in the aerospace industry – with a unique demonstration today.

Airbus used a drone containing a high-definition camera to demonstrate a visual inspection of the A350 XWB aircraft on static display. Flown using an automatic flight control system, and supervised by a human pilot, this inspection approach currently is in validation for use on A330 jetliners after completing the final assembly process prior to customer delivery. Future implementation is envisioned at Airbus final assembly sites around the world.

Innovation saving lives

Another aspect of the company’s innovation was on display during a media briefing hosted by the Airbus Foundation, Airbus Group Innovations (Airbus Group’s global research and technology network) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The three organisations have formed a partnership to explore bringing advanced aerospace technologies to the humanitarian community for helping save lives during disaster relief efforts.

“We see many areas where our business activities and the Airbus Foundation can directly support the humanitarian community in becoming more efficient and finding innovative solutions to the challenges they face,” said Andrea Debbane, Executive Director of the Airbus Foundation.

In other news at the Farnborough Airshow, Airbus also revealed its Supplier Awards today. Find out the winners by reading the related press release.

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Synergy orders 62 A320neo Family aircraft


Latin America region surpasses 1,000 aircraft sold, A320 continues to prevail
13 July 2016 Press Release


Synergy Aerospace Corporation, largest shareholder of Colombia-based Avianca and owner of Avianca Brasil, has finalized a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for 62 A320neo Family aircraft. These A320neo will be the base of the fleet renewal and network growth strategy for Avianca Brasil, and also marks over 1,000 Airbus aircraft sold in Latin America.

“These A320neo will allow Avianca Brasil to take an important leap toward growing and modernizing its fleet in a profitable and sustainable manner, while improving passenger experience,” said Alex Bialer, Chairman of the Board, Synergy Group. “Thanks to its excellent eco-efficiency, reliability and comfort the A320neo Family will allow us to strengthen our position in South America by offering passengers the best single-aisle product available.”

“Airbus is pleased to be surpassing 1,000 aircraft sold in Latin America with this order by Synergy, and we are proud that Avianca Brasil will rely on the unmatched productivity and fuel efficiency of the A320neo Family to renew its fleet and expand its network in South America,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “Domestic traffic in Brazil is projected to nearly triple by 2034, placing it among the world’s top 10 fastest-growing traffic flows in the world. These A320neo will allow Avianca Brasil to capitalize on this growth and deliver enhanced performance capabilities in challenging airports such as Rio de Janeiro’s Santos Dumont.”

Synergy became an Airbus customer in 2007 with its order for 10 A350 XWBs. It also has ordered 20 A320 Family aircraft, six A330-200 passenger and one A330-200 Freighter. Today, Avianca Brasil operates 40 A320 Family aircraft and one A330 Freighter.

Growing at a favorable rate of 5.3 percent annually, intra-regional and domestic traffic in Latin America is expected to almost triple in the next 20 years. The single-aisle aircraft is Latin America’s linchpin, and the A320neo will play a key role in securing this future market.

With over 1,000 aircraft sold and a backlog of more than 450, over 600 Airbus aircraft are in operation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In the past 10 years Airbus has tripled its in-service fleet, securing over 60 percent of orders in the region since 1990. The A320neo has become the undisputed aircraft family of choice for Latin America, now with 410 firm orders, plus 58 commitments with lessors, from seven customers winning nearly 70 percent of orders in the new generation single-aisle aircraft market.

The A320neo Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with over 4,500 orders received from 83 customers since its launch in 2010 capturing almost 60 percent share of the market. The A320neo Family incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings per seat from day one and 20 percent by 2020 with further cabin innovations. Thanks to their widest cabin, all members of the A320neo Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. With one aircraft in three sizes (A319neo, A320neo & A321neo), the A320neo Family, seating from 100 to 240 passengers, seamlessly covers the entire single-aisle segment from low to high-density domestic to longer range routes.

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Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Day Three

TIM ROBINSON and BILL READ provide a look at some of the most exciting news and highlights of the third trade day, 13 July, of Farnborough International Air Show 2016. -

  • Are we on the cusp of the Hypersonic Age?
  • Neo world order
  • Fully immersive digital design
  • Philanthropic airline aims to break mould
  • Unleashing the Typhoon
  • Diamond in the sky
  • UAVs eyes speed up inspections
  • MAXs and freighters boost Boeing sales haul
  • CFM engine milestone
  • Aerial hospital
  • SuperJet unveils SportJet



See more at: http://aerosociety.com/News/Insight-Blog/4527/Farnborough-Air-Show-2016-Day-Three#sthash.9Cce3ddb.dpuf

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