APKWS II: Laser-Guided Hydra Rockets to Finish SDD Phase

jueves, 14 de enero de 2010



Boeing outpaced Airbus in value of 2009 deliveries


Airbus topped Boeing both in the number of planes produced and in the
total of new orders last year, but the U.S. company prevailed in
perhaps the most important tally: the actual money received for
airplanes delivered to customers.


U.S. Army To Terminate Class IV UAV


The U.S. Army canceled two more programs early this week — the Class
IV UAV and the Multifunction Utility/Logistics and Equipment (MULE)
robotic vehicle — as part of its trimming of the modernization plan
formerly known as Future Combat Systems (FCS).


China Shoots Down Missiles


January 14, 2010: China announced that its domestically developed and
manufactured HQ-9 anti-aircraft system had successfully shot down a
ballistic missile. No details were released, indicating this was an
intercept most anti-aircraft missiles of this type are capable of. In
other words, a short range missile like a SCUD. It's unclear why China
is doing this, although the fact that they could is probably the most
likely one.


13th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference


For the past 12 years, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Office of Commercial Space Transportation has hosted the Commercial
Space Transportation Conference in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan
area. 2010 marks the 13th year that this conference will provide a
forum for policy makers and technical experts to share their insights
and discuss developments in commercial space transportation and other
related industries.


Mundus Group Subsidiary, AirStar Introduces All Electric UAV


Response To Requests From Major Nature, Environmental Documentary Companies
Following several requests from motion picture and documentary
industry clients, AirStar has unvieled an all electric, emission free,
UAV. The Evolution is an electric powered helicopter for industrial
payload applications, which is capable of smooth precision hover and
smooth transition forward flight.


Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre awarded A350 elevator work package

Airbus' latest JV in China to become sole supplier of A350 XWB elevators
14  January  2010
Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (the Manufacturing Centre), a joint venture between Airbus and Chinese partners, signed a contract for the work package of A350 XWB elevators with the Spain-based Aernnova Aerospace SAU (ANN) which is a major supplier of aerostructures to Airbus.
Under the contract, the Manufacturing Centre will become the sole supplier of A350 XWB elevators to ANN. The Manufacturing Centre is responsible for both manufacturing and assembling the complete set of elevators, mostly made of composites, and which are part of the A350's horizontal tail plane. Production in China is expected to start in 2012 after an initial industrialisation phase in Europe.
Following the agreement for the A350 rudder and A350 S19 maintenance door, the A350 XWB elevator is the third A350 work package allocated to the Manufacturing Centre. It is also the largest A350 XWB component allocation contracted in China to date and is a significant part of the five percent of the A350 airframe to be manufactured in China.
"We are very proud to have obtained another work package from Airbus for the A350 XWB programme and to start cooperation with Aernnova," said Liu Guanglin, Chairman of the Manufacturing Centre. "The building of the new facilities is on track and the training of Chinese staff is underway. We are confident in our ability to deliver the aircraft components on time and on quality."
Notes to the editors
About Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre
Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre Company Limited (the Manufacturing Centre) is a joint venture between Airbus China (20%) and a group of Chinese partners comprising Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Corporation Limited (HAIG, with 50%), Hafei Aviation Industry Company Limited (HAI, 10%), AviChina Industry & Technology Company Limited (AVICHINA, 10%) and Harbin Development Zone Infrastructure Development Company Limited (HELI, 10%). The Manufacturing Centre commenced production of elevators for Single-Aisle Airbus aircraft in December 2009. By end of 2010, it will produce major components for the A350 XWB programme, using the latest composite manufacturing technology.
About China and the A350 XWB airframe production
On 26th November 2007, Airbus signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Development and Reform Commission of China to formalise the commitment of manufacturing five per cent of the airframe of the A350 XWB aircraft in China.
About the A350 XWB
The A350 XWB Family is Airbus' response to widespread market demand for a series of highly efficient medium-capacity long-range wide-body aircraft. With a range of up to 8,300nm / 15,400km, it is available in three basic passenger versions. Moreover, it has the widest fuselage in its category, offering unprecedented levels of comfort, the lowest operating costs and lowest seat-mile cost of any aircraft in this market segment. Powered by new-generation Rolls-Royce Trent engines, the A350 XWB Family is designed to confront the challenges of high fuel prices, rising passenger expectations, and environmental constraints.
Firm orders for the A350 XWB now stand at 505 from 32 customers worldwide.


Indonesian air force seeks to revive light attack, trainer procurements

Indonesia's air force plans to revive a request for funds to launch competitions to replace its Rockwell OV-10 Bronco light combat aircraft and BAE Systems Hawk 53 trainers.


Se crea un centro de investigación espacial en Guadalajara

El presidente de Castilla-La Mancha, José María Barreda, firmó ayer en Guadalajara con el director general del Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA), Jaime Denís, y el rector de la Universidad de Alcalá, Virgilio Zapatero, el protocolo de colaboración entre las tres instituciones para la creación de un Centro de Investigación Espacial.


US Navy Develops Threat Warning System for Rotary-Wing Aircraft


The US Navy is looking to improve protection of Navy and Marine Corps tilt-rotor aircraft and helicopters from missiles and rocket-propelled grenades through development of the Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS). The JATAS will provide an infrared-based missile and laser warning and hostile fire indication defensive suite.

In particular, the JATAS will provide advanced missile warning capability; aircrew warning of laser-based weapon systems such as range finders, illuminators, and beam riders; and a hostile fire indication for small arms, rockets, and other threats. It will be initially tested on the MV-22B Osprey, but will eventually be available for all Navy and Marine Corps rotary-wing aircraft.

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) recently awarded 2 contracts worth a combined $65.3 million for the JATAS technology demonstration phase…



Lecturas recomendadas de www.Aergenium.es nos aconseja leer sobre el 400M para hoy...

A400M: EADS Waits For An Invitation To Negotiate |Ares Homepage

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 12:01 PM PST

EADS se queja de que los clientes no quieren negociar. Quizás es simplemenrte que no se ponen de acuerdo, pero a un coste de más de 100M€ al mes, la paciencia de EADS parece estar acabandose.

El Gobierno quiere aprovechar la Presidencia de la UE para impulsar el A400M | Noticias de Empresa

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 11:57 AM PST

El gobierno español también responde que apoyará al A400M

Público.es - Los compradores del A400M harán todo para salvar el proyecto

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 11:53 AM PST

Hervé Morin responde a EADS: harán lo posible por salvar el proyecto, pero apunta a la reunión de Estambul en Febrero, y no la de Londres el próximo 5, como posible fecha para un acuerdo.

La plantilla de San Pablo no ve sentido a paralizar el A400M y ve "estrategias de presión" con los gobiernos. europapress.es

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 11:52 AM PST

La plantilla de San Pablo no se cree el farol de los CEOs.

Diario de Sevilla - La factoría de Cádiz sigue en el aire, pero "poco a poco"...

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 11:51 AM PST

El calendario del A350, clave para Alestis y los ex operarios de Delphi, se mantiene para este año

El A400M no termina de levantar el vuelo - Opinion_Enfoque - Opinion - ABC.es

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 11:50 AM PST

La visión de ABC, con otra foto buena

EADS da un ultimátum a los gobiernos para renegociar el A400M · ELPAÍS.com

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 11:50 AM PST

El mensaje de EADS analizado en El País. Ojo a la foto deEnders

Diario de Sevilla - Ultimátum aeronáutico

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 11:49 AM PST

Artículo de opinión, un tanto malicioso, sobre el ultimátum de EADS

Diario de Sevilla - Ultimátum de EADS: si no hay acuerdo a final de mes el A400M...

Posted: 13 Jan 2010 11:49 AM PST

Airbus da a los países clientes del avión militar hasta el 31 de enero para asumir parte de los sobrecostes por los retrasos · Amenaza con dejar el programa, con 8.000 empleos, porque pone "en riesgo" a la propia firma


China prueba un misil interceptor tras la venta de armas de EE UU a Taiwan


Pocos días después de que Estados Unidos aprobara el suministro a
Taiwan de misiles Patriot capaces de neutralizar misiles de corto y
medio alcance chinos, Pekín ha respondido con un golpe de efecto. Los
medios de comunicación estatales han asegurado que el Ejercito Popular
de Liberación ha llevado a cabo "con éxito" la interceptación en pleno
vuelo de un misil propio dentro de su territorio, en una nueva muestra
del creciente poderío militar del país asiático.


Los pilotos defienden la seguridad del AFIS mientras la actividad del aeropuerto sea "muy baja"


El miembro del Sindicato Español de Pilotos de Líneas Aéreas (Sepla) y
del comité de estructura de vuelo de Air Comet, Mario Alvériz, afirmó
hoy que la implantación del sistema de técnicos AFIS en los
aeropuertos "no implica necesariamente la pérdida de seguridad",
siempre y cuando "tengan una actividad muy muy baja".


Brasileña Embraer dice entregó 244 aeronaves en 2009


SAO PAULO (Reuters) - La Empresa Brasileña de Aeronáutica (Embraer)
dijo el martes que entregó 244 aviones en el 2009, una cifra récord
impulsada por la demanda de aviones ejecutivos, lo que ayudó a superar
su meta anual.


China construye centro de I&D para motores de jumbo jet


La empresa AVIC Comercial Aircraft Engine Co. (AVIC/ACAE) inició el
día 12 la construcción de un centro de investigación y desarrollo para
la fabricación de motores para los jumbo jets fabricados
domésticamente en Shanghai.

El centro es responsable de desarrollar motores fabricados
nacionalmente para los modelos de 150 asientos C919 y el de 250


Euskadi contará con un nuevo centro tecnológico dedicado a la aeronáutica


La industria aeronáutica es una de las que más invierte en innovación,
también en plena crisis económica. Euskadi no quiere quedarse fuera de
un negocio que mantiene 9.000 empleos en su territorio y que genera un
negocio anual de 1.200 millones. Así, el País Vasco contará con un
nuevo centro tecnológico, impulsado por la empresa Aernnova. Se
ubicará en Miñano (Álava) para la investigación de composites, la
fibra de carbono que estará muy presente en los aviones del futuro.


Boeing Receives $22M B-52 Engineering Sustainment Option From US Air Force


WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 13, 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has received a $22 million option to continue supporting the B-52 bomber under the Engineering Sustainment Program (ESP) contract the company received from the U.S. Air Force in June 2009. Under the $750 million, 10-year ESP contract, Boeing will continue to perform engineering assignments that maintain the B-52 as a ready, reliable and viable asset to the Air Force.

"This is the first option of the ESP contract, which includes a total of 9 annual options," said Mike Houk, B-52 Fleet Support program manager for Boeing. "Receiving the option this month allows Boeing to continue supporting our customer by sustaining, modernizing and upgrading the B-52 to meet the warfighter's needs, both today and in the future."

The contract supports approximately 150 jobs at Boeing facilities in Wichita; Oklahoma City; Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, La.; and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Boeing engineers will support software, communications, avionics and electrical upgrades; provide structural analysis and rewiring; and perform other tasks as directed by the Air Force.

All B-52s in the U.S. inventory were built at and delivered from the Boeing facility in Wichita.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 70,000 employees worldwide.


Boeing Awards AH-64D Apache Block III Work to Science Engineering Services in Huntsville


HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 13, 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has selected Science Engineering Services Inc. (SES) to perform disassembly, inspection and repair on AH-64D Apache helicopters in preparation for their upgrade to the Block III configuration. The program will create approximately 70 new positions for aviation and avionics mechanics, structural installers, and aviation quality inspectors within SES.

"Boeing is pleased to welcome Science and Engineering Services to the Apache Block III program," said Al Winn, Boeing vice president, Apache Programs. "The capabilities of the SES organization will enhance our efforts as Boeing continues to produce Apaches for the U.S. Army and international customers."

"As a supplier team member working on the Apache program, SES will add to the scope of aviation work being performed for Boeing in North Alabama and provide additional aerospace employment opportunities in the region," said Tony Jones, Boeing vice president and Huntsville site executive.

SES will receive U.S. Army Apache helicopters at the SES West Aviation and Integration Facility in Huntsville, where the aircraft will be disassembled, inspected and repaired as necessary. SES will then ship the components and airframes to Boeing in Mesa, Ariz., for integration into the newest model Apache helicopter, the AH-64D Apache Block III.

"This decision by The Boeing Company will positively affect the Tennessee Valley over the course of the next several years," said E.J. Sinclair, CEO of SES. "We look forward to being an integral part of the Boeing Apache Block III team and working on the greatest attack helicopter in the world. This work continues to build Huntsville's reputation as a Rotary Wing Center of Excellence for the Army."

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business unit with 70,000 employees worldwide.


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