Second Boeing 787 Dreamliner Completes First Flight

lunes, 28 de diciembre de 2009

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=1010

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The second Boeing
(NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner, ZA002, completed its first flight today.
The all-new airplane, which features the livery of the Dreamliner's
launch customer, ANA (All Nippon Airways) of Japan, took off from
Paine Field in Everett, completed a two-hour flight and landed at
Boeing Field in Seattle.

"We are delighted that the second Dreamliner is in the livery of our
launch customer, ANA," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general
manager of the 787 program. "We are honored by the airline's support
and look forward to delivering ANA the first production airplane next
year."

Captain Randy Neville was at the controls for the flight, with Chief
Pilot Mike Carriker operating as co-pilot. Neville and Carriker took
the airplane to an altitude of 13,000 feet (3,962 m) and an airspeed
of 200 knots, or about 230 miles (370 km) per hour. The airplane took
off at 9:09 a.m. PST and landed at 11:10 a.m. PST.

This is the second of six 787s being used in the airplane's
flight-test program. Each of the airplanes will be used for a specific
set of tests, with this airplane focusing on systems performance. Like
its predecessor, ZA001, the airplane is powered by two Rolls-Royce
Trent 1000 engines.

"We would like to convey our sincere congratulations to the Boeing
team for its achievement of this milestone, and we look forward to the
delivery into our fleet next year," said Shinichiro Ito, president and
CEO of ANA.

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GE Aviation is participating in a series of unmanned flight tests with
the FAA that the company says could eventually yield reduced-crew
options for cargo airlines.

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El Ejército del Aire contrata a Indra para asistencia relacionda con la red de vigilancia aérea por 53 millones de euros

http://www.infodefensa.com/esp/noticias/noticias.asp?cod=2139&n=El-Ej%E9rcito-del-Aire-contrata-a-Indra-para-asistencia-relacionda-con-la-red-de-vigilancia-a%E9rea-por-53-millones-de-euros

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Sukhoi Fighter Starting Flight Tests

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=defense&id=news/SUKHOI12289.xml

The prototype of Sukhoi's fifth-generation fighter, known as PAK-FA or
T-50, has started taxi trials with an aim to make first flight early
in January, industry sources say.

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Ha muerto Jose María Bravo

Supongo que a estas alturas habéis ya averiguado que las noticias
publicadas en esta web a primera hora de la mañana eran todas falsas,
y solo era un toque de humor por ser hoy el día de los Santos
Inocentes, una "inocentada."

Esta otra noticia es real, y mucho más triste: Jose María Bravo,
piloto de la Aviación Republicana, y del Ejército del Aire Soviético,
ha fallecido

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/Necrologicas/Jose/Maria/Bravo/Fernandez/ultimo/gran/as/Republica/elpepinec/20091228elpepinec_2/Tes

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http://www.elmundotoday.com/2009/11/lidl-vendera-aviones/

SIGUE PROMETIENDO CALIDAD A BUEN PRECIO

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http://www.elmundotoday.com/2009/03/barajas-cancela-23-vuelos-porque-esta-fregado/

El aeropuerto Madrid-Barajas vivió durante gran parte de la mañana de ayer varios retrasos y cancelaciones debido al cierre de la pista principal

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Un Airbus se estrella sin nadie dentro

http://www.elmundotoday.com/2009/07/un-airbus-se-estrella-sin-nadie-dentro/

Posiblemente volaba en situación de "noboding"

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