Falco UAV efectúa su primer vuelo con radar PicoSAR

martes, 6 de octubre de 2009


Selex Galileo efectuó recientemente un vuelo de prueba en Gran Bretaña
del vehículo aéreo no tripulado Falco, el cual cuenta con un mini
radar de apertura sintetica denomicado PicoSAR. La combinación de
ambos sistemas podría jugar un rol destacable en detectar artefactos
explosivos improvisados.


Boeing anuncia una carga extraordinaria de casi 700 millones debido al 747-8



   Boeing anunció hoy que cuenta con una carga extraordinaria de 1.000 millones de dólares (alrededor de 700 millones de euros) en el tercer trimestre debido al aumento de los costes de producción derivados de la demora de su programa de producción y entregas del avión 747-8 y a las turbulencias de los mercados financieros.


Airbus adjudica a Aritex el desarrollo de dos líneas de ensamblaje del A350

Nota aclaratoria a la noticia: el VTP del 350 se fabricará en Valladolid, en la planta de ARESA, no en Stade. Y el HTP lo fabricará Aernova, en España. POr ello suponemos que la noticia hace más bien referencia al ensamblaje, no a la fabricación.


Barcelona, 5 oct (EFE).- La empresa aeronáutica europea Airbus ha adjudicado a Aritex, empresa con sede en Badalona (Barcelona) del grupo Comsa Emte, el contrato para el diseño, desarrollo y puesta en marcha de las líneas automáticas del ensamblaje de los estabilizadores de cola del futuro avión A350.


Madrigal entra con 15 M€ en Aciturri para financiar su desarrollo aeronáutico


Por fin, Madrigal Participaciones entrará en el capital social de
Aciturri, el primer grupo
aeronáutico de Castilla y León y uno de los líderes de España. Será,
en principio, con 15
millones de euros, aunque las seis cajas de ahorro que integran la
compañía financiera
estudiarán alternativas para completar los 30 que necesita el
'holding' industrial para abordar
sus últimas adjudicaciones del Airbus.


Israel Aerospace Industries’ kamikaze UAV in the loop for India and Germany


In principle, it is not a brand-new concept. But, one can say that
Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) Harop is somewhat blurring the
distinction between unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) and
advanced missile systems. Israel – globally known as the origin of an
extensive range of innovative solutions in the field of unmanned
aviation –brought forward this peculiar and elaborate looking aerial
vehicle almost a decade ago, thereby insinuating that this article is
not breaking news. However, it is worth depicting this concept, which
is generally called "advanced loitering munition" – a designation that
does seem to do justice to this craft, which rather resembles a more
sophisticated reconnaissance UAV.


The Emergence of UCAV Systems (Part 1)


This article is to provide a review of the current status of UCAV
(Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles) around the world, addressing both
technological issues as well as operational implications. Having been
published in one the recent issues of MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, it is
reproduced here as part of the current defpro.focus "Taking UAVs to
the Next Level" which can be accessed here:
http://www.defpro.com/focus/profile/uav/. To provide you a
comprehensive but still clear overview, this article has been divided
into two parts. Part 2 will be published at defpro.com on 7 October


Aero-TV: The Terrafugia Transition - The Most Anticipated Flying Car

El Terrafugia haciendo la transición de avión a coche y viceversa, ¡y en vuelo!


At EAA Airventure 2008, a group of award-winning MIT Aeronautical
Engineers set the aviation industry ablaze with the introduction of
their proof of concept "flying car." The two-seat aircraft, designed
to transform from a plane to a car in less than 30 seconds, allows a
pilot to easily fold and stow wings for road use with quick
wing-deployment for flight all from the comfort of the cockpit. Able
to cruise up to 450 miles at over 115mph in air, as well as drive at
highway speeds on any road surface, the Terrafugia Transition, as
stated by the company, aims to provide increased flexibility by
exploring innovative new frontiers for personal mobility.


AMC simulator linking initiative making pilot training better


10/5/2009 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) -- Air Mobility Command
is not only training its pilots, it's doing it better. The command is
linking its aircraft training simulators through numerous bases to
make a good flight crew an even better flight crew.

This simulator linking initiative is part of an Air Force Smart
Operations for the 21st Century initiative by AMC. The effort is
showing a multitude of possibilities for improving efficiency and
saving time and money.


As KC-135Es retire, Air Force officials' focus shifts to KC-X


10/5/2009 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) -- One of the last of
the KC-135E Stratotankers to retire made its final flight Sept. 28 to
Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, and after more than 50 years of
service, tail number 56-1503 will be relegated to a life as one of
several planes used for aircraft maintenance training on the base.


Flight grounds first lap of IAF training

Más noticias acerca de la renovación de los entrenadores. En Marruecos
adquirieron el T6, en España se ha evaluado el Texan II, entre
otros... y la lista de países en busca de sustitutos para sus
entrenadores continúa creciendo.


Hindustan Aeronautics has sent out requests for information on at
least five aircraft that could replace the HPT-32— T-6
Texan(Raytheon), G-120TP (Grob), M-311 (Finmeccanica), PC-21 (Pilatus)
and Tucano (Embraer).


Boeing, Honeywell's UOP, Masdar Institute and Industry Team Launch Study of Jet Fuel Made from Saltwater Plants


Study of halophytes to measure potential for sustainable production

HONG KONG, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today
announced it is joining with Honeywell's UOP to commission a study on
the sustainability of a leading family of saltwater-based plant
candidates for renewable jet fuel. The study is being commissioned as
part of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (www.safug.org)
consortium. The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu
Dhabi will lead the study, which will examine the overall potential
for sustainable, large-scale production of biofuels made from
salicornia bigelovii and saltwater mangroves - plants known as
halophytes. Yale University's School of Forestry & Environmental
Studies and UOP will also participate in the analysis, which will
include an assessment of the total carbon lifecycle of biofuels.


Galileo GPS Project Faces More Certain Future

Across the Atlantic, the European Union is cooperating with China and other outside investors to replace the USA's free Global Positioning System service with an alternative under their own control.


LEAP–X, generador de gas para la próxima década


LEAP-X es el motor que CFM estudia como propulsor de la próxima generación de aviones de corto y medio radio de acción de la próxima década. El motor LEAP-X se podría certificar en 2016.


China buys European Composites Manufacturer


FACC says XAC has signed an agreement to buy 91.25% of FACC subject to regulatory approvals that are expected to be completed by year-end.


EADS North America broadens aerospace industrial presence with new maintenance and delivery center in Mobile, Alabama


EADS North America has further expanded its industrial presence with a new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Delivery Center at the Mobile Regional Airport to better support EADS' family of tactical multi-mission aircraft.


Indra dotará de comunicaciones vía satélite a submarinos y fragatas de Alemania y al portaaviones brasileño


La empresa española Indra se ha adjudicado  varios contratos para proveer de sistemas de comunicaciones por satélite de última generación para submarinos U-212 y fragatas F-122 de la Armada Alemana y para la red de comunicaciones militar del Ministerio de Defensa de Brasil y su portaaviones por un monto total de más de seis millones de euros. Los sistemas están basados en los desarrollos realizados para los submarinos S-70 de la Armada española.