Embraer negocia con Chile de cara al KC-390

miércoles, 25 de agosto de 2010


La Fuerza Aérea de Chile (FACh) declaró su intención de adquirir seis birreactores de transporte militar Embraer KC-390, mientras los ministros de Defensa de Brasil y de Chile firmaron una Declaración de Intenciones para la participación del país andino en ese programa. La Empresa Nacional de Aeronáutica (ENAER), de Chile, comenzará las conversaciones acerca de su cooperación en el desarrollo del avión y el suministro de parte de la estructura.


P&W completes assembly of first geared turbofan


Pratt & Whitney has reached a milestone in the development of its new geared turbofan engine after completing assembly of the first PW1524G scheduled to power Bombardier's CSeries aircraft.

The engine is now scheduled for delivery to Pratt & Whitney's facility in West Palm Beach, Florida later this month for the start of an eight engine validation and certification programme.


Aeropak fuel cell technology boosts UAV endurance


Long endurance redefined with two new high-altitude unmanned aircraft

Skunk Works unveils new, twin-boomed UAV


Russian investment in composite airframe plant


A Russian company is investing $100m in the construction of a new joint venture plant in Tatarstan to manufacture composite airframe components for commercial aircraft.

AeroComposite, part of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), is to locate the production complex at the premises of Tupolev plane maker Kazan Aircraft Production Association (KAPO) in the Tatarstan capital Kazan.

The complex is due to produce composite structures for up to 140 planes including the Sukhoi Superjet 100 and UAC’s next generation narrow body MS-21 airliner.


Rockwell's Radical Flight Controls To Go Operational


In 2008, Rockwell demonstrated that ASAC could recover a scale model of an F/A-18 Hornet after 60 per cent of one wing was blown off in flight. In more recent tests unveiled today, the same kind of model landed safely after losing both part of the wing and 30 per cent of the right-hand empennage, and landed - raggedly but intact - with 80 per cent of one wing gone.

David Vos, senior director of Rockwell Collins Control Technologies, says that the company is not able to identify its operational application but said that "all of you will know it when you see it, and it is a program of record." As with the Hornet model tests, extensive simulation work will be followed by subscale tests in which pieces will be removed from the aircraft.

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