P-51 Escorts: Legend or Myth?

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Allocation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft among Combatant Commands


Boeing Highlights BBJ Convertible Airplane and C-17 Globemaster III Capabilities at FIDAE Air Show

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], the world's leading aerospace company, will highlight its commercial and defense capabilities during this year's FIDAE International Air and Space Fair, which begins March 23 in Santiago.
"Boeing stands united with Chile and FIDAE organizers in light of last month's tragic earthquake," said Steve Taylor, president of Boeing Business Jets. "We extend our condolences to all Chilean citizens who have suffered a great loss."
Taylor flew to FIDAE with relief supplies from the United States on a loaned BBJ Convertible. Boeing Business Jets, in partnership with AmeriCares, FEDES (Fundación Educativa para el Desarrollo Económico y Social) and LAN Airlines, delivered more than 11,500 pounds of relief supplies onboard the BBJ Convertible this morning. The supplies included much-needed consumer hygiene products such as soap and diapers in addition to flashlights and water containers. The BBJ Convertible will be on static display during FIDAE.
Boeing's presence at FIDAE also includes flying and static displays of the C-17 Globemaster III – the world's most advanced airlifter.
"The C-17 Globemaster III is recognized as the airlifter of choice for supporting international disaster-relief and humanitarian missions around the world, including the recent tragedies in Chile and Haiti," said Joe McAndrew, Boeing Defense, Space & Security vice president of International Business Development for Europe, Israel and Americas. "We are pleased with the outstanding level of support C-17s have given Chile. Soon after the earthquake, a U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Medical Support team from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, flew to Santiago aboard three C-17s. The Qatar Emiri Air Force and United Kingdom Royal Air Force also delivered relief to Chilean citizens in need of humanitarian aid and medical assistance."
The Boeing exhibit will showcase the 787 Dreamliner and the Next-Generation 737, the CH-47 Chinook helicopter, the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle, and the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet simulator, which consists of a front and rear cockpit and demonstrates the capabilities of both the single-seat E-model and the two-seat F-model.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes will hold a press briefing at 1400 hours on Tuesday, March 23, focusing on 787 and 747-8 flight-test updates, a market update and product family overview. On Wednesday, March 24, a Boeing executive will be among the panel members discussing aviation and the environment at the
International Air Transport Association's "Wings of Change" conference at 1400 hours.
Note: All times listed below are local to Santiago.
  • Tuesday, March 23
    • 1400: Boeing Commercial Airplanes Briefing – Function Room 2
    • Boeing Commercial Airplanes Market Analysis Director Drew Magill provides an updated market overview and information on the 787 and 747-8 flight-test programs.
  • Wednesday, March 24
    • 1400: Aviation and the Environment, "IATA Wings Of Change" Panel Discussion
    • Magill participates as a panelist in this discussion on aviation and the environment.


To Mars and back – as real as it gets

A crew of six, including two Europeans, will soon begin a simulated mission to Mars in a mockup that includes an interplanetary spaceship, Mars lander and martian landscape. The Mars500 experiment, as long as a real journey to Mars, is a test of human endurance.


Excepcional exposición en Sevilla de maquetas de aeronaves construidas en España

Organizada por la Fundación AENA, hoy se inaugura en el Pabellón del Futuro de La Cartuja, en Sevilla, la exposición «Un siglo de industria aeronáutica española», en la que se muestran maquetas de aeronaves construidas en España.
La muestra, que se podrá visitar hasta el 18 abril de forma gratuita, se celebra en el entorno de los actos para conmemorar los cien años de la aeronáutica en la capital andaluza y es un evento de marcado carácter cultural.


Aciturri implanta el sistema Lean Manufacturing en la planta de Aries Complex de Tres Cantos (Madrid)

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Malaysia to order CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft from Indonesia



Nothing But Netz: Romania’s New Fighters


That left a small set of options:

  • Used F-16 Falcons, from Israel or from other NATO countries, including the USA.
  • Leased JAS-39 Gripens from Sweden. These may be more expensive than used aircraft, but they are far more capable, may offer maintenance cost improvements, and come with industrial offsets and leasing options.
  • Russian aircraft with upgraded Western avionics etc., much as Israel did for their Lancers. The MiG-29 is the only modern Russian fighter in Romania's likely cost profile. Downsides include less NATO interoperability during operations outside of Romania, and extra costs per plane due to the required refits


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