Alenia proposes power and lift upgrades for C-27J

martes, 22 de septiembre de 2009

Alenia Aeronautica is considering a major power and lift upgrade as the baseline C-27J Spartan is set to launch a critical set of flight tests to achieve US FAA certification


EMC² welcomes AEROLIA, the French No. 1 in Aerostructures

In the framework of the "Composite Meetings" organised in Nantes on 22 and 23 September, AEROLIA announced its participation in the EMC² Cluster, specialised in the development of complex structures.

Nicolas Orance, President of EMC², took this opportunity to thank Christian Cornille, President of AEROLIA, for his commitment and highlighted the significance of the arrival of the French Number One in Aerostructures and 2nd aeronautics employer in this Cluster after Airbus.


India Builds A 35mm AAA System

September 22, 2009: India has successfully tested a locally designed
and manufactured 35mm anti-aircraft gun. India wants to replace
hundreds of imported (in the 1970s) anti-aircraft guns 40mm guns.


INTERVIEW-EU envoy sees chance for aircraft deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Europe could still settle
dueling lawsuits about illegal aircraft subsidies if Boeing ( BA -
news - people ) Co and Airbus concluded the benefits of such a deal
outweighed the cost of the battle, the European Union's envoy to
Washington told Reuters Monday.


Russia's Aeroflot-Don to rebrand as Donavia

Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot's wholly-owned southern airline,
Aeroflot-Don, is to be rebranded under the new name Donavia.

Aeroflot says the decision is part of a strategy to develop its
subsidiaries under independent brands.


Predators Falling From The Sky Everywhere

The RQ-1 Predator had an accident rate of about 30 per 100,000 hours
earlier this year. [...] Older model UAVs had much higher rates (up to
363 for the RQ-2A). But these high accident rates have come way down
in the last decade. UAVs are expected to follow the experience of
manned warplanes in this area.

For example, the new F-22 an accident rate is about 6 per 100,000
hours. F-15s and F-16s have an accident rate of 3-4 per 100,000 flight
hours. India, using mostly Russian aircraft, has an accident rate of
6-7 per 100,000 hours flown


El TSJ anula una ciudad de 30.000 habitantes bajo la huella sonora de Barajas

El Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Madrid ha anulado la aprobación
definitiva de un nuevo sector residencial, en El Molar. En este
sector, denominado SAU 21, se pretendía construir 8.800 viviendas a
pesar de situarse bajo la huella acústica del aeropuerto de Barajas y
superar los niveles de ruido permitidos. Ecologistas en Acción
recurrió la aprobación definitiva del Consejo de Gobierno de la
Comunidad de Madrid en 2005. Esta organización alerta de las graves
irregularidades que se cometen en la Dirección General de Urbanismo,
dependiente de Ana Isabel Mariño


Iran Displays First Squadron of Home-Made Fighter Jets


Airbus Planning To Set Up New Logistics Center In China

Wall Street Journal -
BEIJING (Dow Jones)--European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is planning
to set up a new logistics center in China to coordinate its growing
operations in the country, Airbus China Ltd. President Laurence Barron
said Tuesday.

"We've got so much industrial activity here, we want to harmonize the
transport systems for all the goods flowing in and out of China for
us," Barron said at an aviation forum in Beijing.


Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727-281 Airplanes Equipped With Auxiliary Fuel Tanks Installed in Accordance With Supplemental Type Certificate SA3449NM

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 727-281 airplanes. This AD requires deactivation of Rogerson Aircraft Corporation auxiliary fuel tanks. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer, which identified potential unsafe conditions but has not provided associated corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.


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