Emirates committed to A380 despite growing pains

viernes, 12 de marzo de 2010

Emirates President Tim Clark told ATWOnline yesterday in Berlin that the airline's A380s have been a success with passengers and on the balance sheet but that "there are still problems with the reliability of the aircraft. And when we fix snags, we find new ones. I am trying to be kind to Airbus, but they have to solve the problems."


Gobierno ucraniano planea asignar $42 millones para la producción del avión An-70



Ucrania aprueba la producción del avión Antonov An-70

Ucrania aprueba la producción del avión Antonov An-70
El Gobierno de Ucrania autorizó ayer la inversión de 42 millones de dólares para la producción del avión de transporte militar Antonov An-70, según la disposición del gabinete publicada hoy en la web del Parlamento ucraniano y recogida por Novosti.
Ucrania invertirá 42 millones de dólares en la construcción del An-70


Manufacturing Work Starts on First UK F35 Lightning II Aircraft

Manufacturing work has started on the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft that will be delivered to the UK Ministry of Defence. Quentin Davies, UK Minister of Defence Equipment and Support, marked the occasion by signing the F-35 frame before it was loaded into the assembly jig at the BAE Systems site in Samlesbury, Lancashire.

The frame will come out of the jig in Quarter 3 2010 as an assembled aft fuselage, part of the first UK F-35 Lightning II ever to be built. The UK Ministry of Defence has committed to the purchase of three aircraft to allow testing and training to take place before operational service.

Mr Davies visited BAE Systems' Samlesbury site on 24th February 2010 for an update on various programmes within BAE Systems and to witness the investment taking place on the site.

He said: "Over the previous ten years, the main driver of economic growth in this country has been financial services. Over the next ten years I believe it is going to be manufacturing that is key to the future success of the British economy."

BAE Systems is teamed with prime contractor Lockheed Martin and with Northrop Grumman to deliver the F-35 Lightning II, the world's largest defence programme. The aft fuselage and empennage (vertical and horizontal tails) for each F-35 are designed, engineered and manufactured by BAE Systems at Samlesbury using the latest digital design and precision manufacturing technologies, while the Company's Structural & Dynamic Test facility at Brough, Yorkshire, will take the lead on Static and Fatigue testing for the F-35 programme.

The programme calls on BAE Systems global capabilities, with BAE Systems, Inc., in the US contributing key capabilities including electronic warfare, advanced low observable apertures, advanced countermeasure systems, vehicle management computer and active inceptor systems.

Mick Ord, BAE Systems F-35 Managing Director, said: "The F-35 programme is essential to the sustainment of the UK aerospace manufacturing industry, so it's great to have such support from the UK government. We are working hard with the UK MOD to ensure we provide the tremendous aircraft they require."

The F-35 Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations, advanced sustainment, and lower operational and support costs.


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Plant-based fuel is cheap, easy, and ready to power your jet


Engineers at University of Wisconsin-Madison have found a way to convert 95% of the energy of cellulosic biomass into jet fuel using stable, inexpensive catalysts, basic equipment and minimal processing. The end hydrocarbon product is so similar to jet fuel that it is ready for application by present internal engine designs.

The team's previous research had focused on processes that convert plant-based sugars into transportation fuels, however they found that sugar molecules commonly degrade to form levulinic acid and formic acid which don't readily transform into high-energy liquid fuels.


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