AAI Flies Aerosonde(R) Mark 4.7 Aircraft with Heavy Fuel Engine

jueves, 7 de octubre de 2010

A heavy fuel propulsion system is a critical capability for both U.S. and international armed services. Maritime forces like the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard benefit because kerosene-based fuels are less flammable than gasoline in shipboard environments. Services with both land- and air-based missions, such as the U.S. Army, can embrace a "one fuel forward" concept by transitioning to a single fuel for all of their assets, minimizing cost and logistics.



Sukhoi begins flight trials of modernized Su-33 fighters

Moscow, October 5. Sukhoi aircraft holding has begun ground and flight trials of the modernized fourth generation Su-33 naval fighter.

Modernization works and trials are being carried out at the KnAAPO aircraft plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur under a state defense order in 2010.

Su-33 (Su-27K) is a multi-role carrier-based fighter with horizontal takeoff and landing, and aerial refuelling capability. The fighter features folding wings and horizontal tail for hanger storage. It was designed to defend naval ships from airborne attacks.

Production of the first two prototypes of the warplane was completed in 1986-87.

The first flight of the Su-27K prototype by the design bureau's test pilot V.G. Pugachov on August 17, 1987. In the course of the plane's flight development tests, on November 1, 1989, he performed the USSR’s first conventional (non-V/STOL) landing on the deck of the USSR Admiral of the Fleet Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. In 1989, the Komsomolsk-on-Amur plant started production of a Su-27K development batch, the first production plane being flight-tested at the plant in February 1990. Official testing of the Su-27K took place in 1991-1994.

In April 1993, the KnAAPO plant delivered the first ship-based fighters to the pilots of the aviation wing of the Russian Northern Fleet to be put into service at the 279th ship-based fighter aircraft regiment (SFAR). By August 1994, the regiment had received as many as 24 production aircraft. In 1993-95, combat pilots of the 279th SFAR gained experience on the aircraft; following that, between December 1995 and March 1996, the USSR Admiral of the Fleet Kuznetsov aircraft carrier put to sea for its maiden long-distance training voyage. The 31st August 1998 decree of the President of the Russian Federation put the Su-27K into service under the name of the Su-33.



Sukhoi 100 Superjet kicks off Alitalia regional jet contest

Superjet International this week kicked off a three-contender regional jet contest at Rome Fiumicino airport for Alitalia, which is expected to choose within weeks between the Sukhoi Superjet 100, Bombardier CRJ900/1000 and Embraer 190.

Sources in Italy suggest that the Superjet is expected to outperform its rivals on short- to medium-length high-traffic, high-value routes such as between Milan Linate and Rome, while offering Airbus A320 comfort levels.



Las grandes aerolíneas de EEUU y la UE se unen contra las ayudas a Airbus y Boeing

La crisis obliga a extraños compañeros de cama. Las veinticinco mayores aerolíneas de Estados Unidos y Europa, algunas de ellas rivales irreconciliables, se han unido para hacer frente común contra los créditos públicos a la exportación que conceden sus gobiernos a aerolíneas de otros países para la compra de aviones a Boeing y Airbus. Iberia se encuentra entre ellas.



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