Dual-seat JF-17B fighter jet prototype takes to the sky

jueves, 27 de abril de 2017

According to pictures released on social medias, the dual-seat variant of the JF-17 fighter jet, the JF-17B, have made its maiden flight on April 27


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Spy Planes Tagged Along as U.S. Air Force F-35s Flew Near Russia [feedly]

Spy Planes Tagged Along as U.S. Air Force F-35s Flew Near Russia
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SIA changes takeoff procedure after 777-300 tail strike [feedly]

SIA changes takeoff procedure after 777-300 tail strike
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Gripen tops shortlist for Bulgarian fighter deal [feedly]

Gripen tops shortlist for Bulgarian fighter deal
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3DAWS by BAE Will Protect Mil Aircraft | Kuwait to Buy 30 H225Ms in $1.8B Deal with Airbus | DCNS to Build Frigates for French Navy [feedly]

3DAWS by BAE Will Protect Mil Aircraft | Kuwait to Buy 30 H225Ms in $1.8B Deal with Airbus | DCNS to Build Frigates for French Navy
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/3daws-by-bae-will-protect-mil-aircraft-kuwait-to-buy-30-h225ms-in-1-8b-deal-with-airbus-dcns-to-build-frigates-for-french-navy-036587/

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GAO recommends DoD to complete F-35 testing before making new investments [feedly]

GAO recommends DoD to complete F-35 testing before making new investments
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsgao-recommends-dod-to-complete-f-35-developmental-testing-before-making-new-investments-5796849

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WestJet Announces Plans To Launch A New Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier [feedly]

WestJet Announces Plans To Launch A New Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=f16e5a6e-0f71-413c-8b2b-980971d0e3cc

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Flying Car PAL-V Liberty Revealed By Prince Albert Of Monaco [feedly]

Flying Car PAL-V Liberty Revealed By Prince Albert Of Monaco
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=9c53a72b-2d4f-40a5-8285-cc9f4e272524

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EASA Begins Certification Process For C919 Airliner [feedly]

EASA Begins Certification Process For C919 Airliner
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Aurora Unveils New eVTOL Aircraft at Uber Elevate Summit



Collaborative partnership aims to shape the future of on-demand, urban air transportation Dallas, Texas, April 25, 2017 – Uber announced today that it has selected Aurora Flight Sciences as a partner to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for its Uber Elevate Network. The formal announcement of the initiative partners took place at Uber’s Elevate Summit in Dallas, Texas.


“Uber is taking a big step forward toward making the world’s first VTOL network a reality and our partnership with Aurora Flight Sciences will help get us off the ground,” said Mark Moore, Director of Engineering for Uber. “The Elevate VTOL network will help improve urban mobility around the world and transform the way we travel.”


Aurora’s eVTOL concept is derived from its XV-24A X-plane program currently underway for the U.S. Department of Defense and other autonomous aircraft the company has developed over the years. Aurora has adapted and combined the autonomous flight guidance system from its Centaur optionallypiloted aircraft, the perception and collision avoidance system from the AACUS program, and the battery electric propulsion system from the XV-24A demonstrator to create the innovative eVTOL design.


“The Uber Elevate mission is all about low noise, high reliability, and low cost,” said Aurora CEO John Langford. “By drawing on our nearly 30 years of successful autonomy and robotic programs, Aurora is well positioned to deliver on this urban solution. We have already built and flown the first proof-of-concept aircraft and we’re excited to partner with Uber in accelerating the eVTOL initiative.”


The partnership agreement provides the basis for a system of urban transportation solutions that will enable users of the Uber Elevate Network to request an Aurora eVTOL aircraft via Uber’s computer or mobile software applications. With the successful first test flight of the aircraft on April 20, 2017, the goal of delivering 50 aircraft for testing by 2020 is well within reach.


You can learn more about Uber’s vision for a future of on-demand urban air transportation at www.uber.com/elevate.pdf and view the first flight of Aurora’s eVTOL aircraft at the following YouTube link https://youtu.be/BSFVvhQP7ws


About Aurora Flight Sciences: Aurora Flight Sciences is an innovative technology company which strives to create smarter aircraft through the development of versatile and intuitive autonomous systems. Operating at the intersection of technology and robotic aviation, Aurora leverages the power of autonomy to make manned and unmanned flight safer and more efficient. Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, Aurora operates production plants in Bridgeport, West Virginia and Columbus, Mississippi, has Research and Development Centers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dayton, Ohio and Mountain View, California, and a European office, Aurora Swiss Aerospace, located in Luzern, Switzerland. To view recent press releases and more about Aurora please visit our website at www.aurora.aero.

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Russia to test national air traffic system for drones [feedly]

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Carter aviation partners with Mooney for Uber elevate air taxi concept with its Electric Slowed Rotor Compound concept

miércoles, 26 de abril de 2017

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April 25, 2017 (Wichita Falls, Texas) – Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC (Carter) has teamed up with Mooney International Corporation (Mooney) to explore developing a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft in support of the Uber Elevate initiative.

The companies announced this partnership at this week’s Uber Elevate Summit during their respective presentations. The aircraft will be a 4-6 seat air taxi for the intra city market, utilizing Carter’s patented Slowed Rotor Compound (SR/C™) technology for efficient hover and efficient cruise at 175 mph, and benefitting from Mooney’s extensive general aviation experience.

 Uber has defined several challenging requirements for this project – requirements that Carter and Mooney are confident they can meet. The aircraft must be powered by all electric propulsion, be much more quiet than existing conventional VTOL aircraft, be capable of fully autonomous flight (although Uber expects to have a pilot onboard for the first several years of operation), cruise efficiently at ~175 mph, and above all else, be extremely safe.

SR/C technology uniquely addresses these requirements. The low disc loaded single main rotor can operate at low tip speeds in hover to reduce takeoff and landing noise, and be slowed in cruise to reduce cruise noise and allow for high speed efficiency on par with a fixed wing aircraft. And with the high inertia rotor always turning, it can operate in effect as a built in parachute, but one that can be ‘deployed’ at any altitude or any airspeed, and one which allows for directional control all the way down to the ground.

“We’re excited to be working with Mooney,” stated Jay Carter, Jr., Founder and CEO of Carter Aviation. “They’re a tremendous company with a prestigious history of high performance aircraft. In fact, I used to own a Mooney M20. They bring a lot of engineering expertise and a lot of experience in developing a product to market and getting it certified. I’m looking forward to this partnership, and can’t wait to see what we can achieve.”

For more information on Uber Elevate, please visit Uber Elevate or the Uber Elevate Summit page. For information about Mooney, please visit their website, Mooney International. About Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC. Carter Aviation is a Wichita Falls, Texas based aerospace research and development firm that has developed and demonstrated its Slowed-Rotor/Compound (SR/C™) Technology. More information is available at www.CarterCopters.com. To discuss any of the foregoing or schedule a visit to Carter Aviation’s facilities, please contact Jeff Lewis at Jeff.Lewis@CarterAero.com.

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