Airbus Military will be present at LIMA, the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibitio

miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

Royal Australian Air Force brings its new generation A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft.

Airbus Military, manufacturer of military and civic/humanitarian transport aircraft, will be present as an exhibitor at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), which will take place from 6-10 December in Langkawi, Malaysia. The exhibition will be held in the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre.

Airbus Military will be present at the EADS stand B435, located in the main hall. It will feature mock-ups of the A400M and the C295 MPA (Maritime Patrol Aircraft).

In addition, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will bring one of its new KC-30As (A330 MRTT) aircraft, acquired from Airbus Military, to display in the static exhibition.

This is the first international task and public appearance of the A330 MRTT in RAAF service and will be a unique event in the history of the Australian KC-30A operations



Airbus Sharklets take a “bite” out of A320 fuel consumption on their first test flight

30 November 2011 Headline news

The best-selling A320 Family jetliner – which is a familiar sight at airports around the world – assumed an even sleeker look today as the first aircraft equipped with Airbus’ fuel-saving “Sharklets” performed its maiden flight.

Using the Airbus in-house A320 development aircraft, this nearly five-hour initial flight marked the start of a multi-month test campaign from the company’s Toulouse, France headquarters that will validate the Sharkets’ performance, confirm their aerodynamic behavior and gather data for certification.

The Sharklets are designed to reduce fuel consumption by up to 3.5 per cent, corresponding to an annual CO2 reduction of some 700 tonnes per aircraft, while also enhancing the payload/range and takeoff performance.

Sized at approximately 2.5 metres tall and produced primarily with lightweight carbon fibre composites, Sharklets replace the current A320 wingtip fences that are smaller and of a modified triangular shape.  The Sharklets are standard on A320neo (new engine option) Family jetliners, and offered as optional equipment on new-build baseline versions of the single-aisle aircraft.

To date, airlines and leasing companies have signed nearly 1,500 firm orders and commitments for Sharklet-equipped A320neo Family jetliners, while a growing number of customers also are selecting them for newly-ordered baseline versions in the A320 product line.

Sharklets derive their name from the resemblance to a shark’s fin, are part of Airbus’ ongoing continuous improvement programme for the A320 Family – which also includes other aerodynamic refinements, engine improvements, passenger cabin enhancements and extended service intervals for the airframe.


Sharklet-fitted Airbus A320 successfully completes first flight-test

Campaign to hunt down fuel-burn successfully underway
30 November 2011 Press Release

Airbus has completed the first flight of the ‘Sharklet’ wing-tip devices on the company’s A320 development aircraft (MSN 001). This milestone marks the start of the early flight-test campaign to capture data for fine-tuning the flight laws, as well as for certification and performance validation.

Sharklets are around 2.5 metres tall and will replace the aircraft’s current wingtip fence. Offered as an option on new-build aircraft, Sharklets have been specially designed for the Airbus A320 Family to reduce fuel burn by up to an additional 3.5 percent, corresponding to an annual CO2 reduction of around 700 tonnes per aircraft. This reduction is equivalent to the CO2 produced by around 200 cars annually. The wingtip devices will also enhance the aircraft’s performance.

“The hunt is underway for Airbus to take another bite out of airlines’ fuel bills and CO2 emissions,” says Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer Customers, John Leahy. “With this start of Sharklet flight-testing today, actions speak louder than words as we take another definitive step towards greener aviation.”

A standard fit on the A320neo Family, which on its first anniversary after launch has attracted almost 1,500 orders and commitments from 26 customers, the Sharklets will contribute together with the new engines to 15 percent in fuel savings.

Airbus forecasts the world’s single-aisle airliner fleet to double to more than 23,000 aircraft by 2030, with an average annual fleet growth of 3.4 percent. This expansion will require around 19,200 new single-aisle aircraft deliveries for replacement and growth. Thanks to Airbus’ continuous product improvement investments of around 250 million euros annually in its single-aisle aircraft portfolio alone, the A320 Family is well positioned to capture a leading portion of this market.

Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer offering the most modern and efficient passenger aircraft families from 100 to over 500 seats. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS company.


Boeing: quiebra de American será positiva a largo plazo - Diario Gestión

Boeing: quiebra de American será positiva a largo plazo - Diario Gestión:

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La reestructuración por quiebra de American Airlines debería permitir a la aerolínea ser más rentable y tener una mayor capacidad para comprar aviones, afirmó el jefe de la división aerocomercial de Boeing Co. En una conferencia sobre defensa y temas ...
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French Senate's Call: Buy Reaper, Not Heron UAV

French Senate's Call: Buy Reaper, Not Heron UAV: PARIS - A left-led French Senate has adopted a budgetary amendment calling for procurement of the General Atomics Reaper UAV while safeguarding funds for development of a new-generation combat drone planned as a common project with Britain, the upper house said in a statement.


787 GEnx certification to slide to 2012

787 GEnx certification to slide to 2012: US Federal Aviation Administration certification of the General Electric GEnx-1B-powered 787 is set to slide to early 2012 due to the lack of availability...


Chinese military slams U.S.-Australia pact

Chinese military slams U.S.-Australia pact: BEIJING — America's strengthened military pact with Australia is a figment of "Cold War thinking" that will destabilize the Asia-Pacific region, China's Defense Ministry said Wednesday, in Beijing's strongest criticism yet of a move widely seen as intended to counter China's rising assertiveness.


Unmanned tilt-rotor vertical take-off aircraft unveiled - Korea Times

Unmanned tilt-rotor vertical take-off aircraft unveiled - Korea Times:

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Unmanned tilt-rotor vertical take-off aircraft unveiled
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The 5-meter-long, 7-meter-wide aircraft has a top cruise speed of 500 kilometers per hour, according to the researcher. Its fly-by-wire flight control system was developed by the domestic developers while rotor and drive systems were built under an ...
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Jetman jams with jets

Jetman jams with jets:

Jetman flying in formation with his bigger brothers

Jetman's death-defying aerial antics took another turn recently, when he teamed up with a pair of jets for some formation work. In what could easily have turned into a replay of Icarus's last adventure, Jetman (Swiss pilot Yves Rossy) strapped on his tiny wings and leaped from his rotary-wing elevator to meet up with his bigger brothers...
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787 GEnx certification to slide to 2012

787 GEnx certification to slide to 2012: US Federal Aviation Administration certification of the General Electric GEnx-1B-powered 787 is set to slide to early 2012 due to the lack of availability...


Switzerland Buys Gripen NG Over Rafale, Typhoon

Switzerland has opted to acquire 22 Saab JAS-39E/F Gripen NGs in its long-running F-5 Tiger replacement program, says Swiss defense minister Ueli Maurer.

Gripen beat out the Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon -- Boeing withdrew the F/A-18E/F early from the competition.

The arrangement is a big setback for Dassault, which was hoping to finally secure its first export deal for Rafale. Eurofighter also was hoping to convince Switzerland to join the family, since Italy, Austria and Germany already fly the aircraft.


Increased Test Productivity Lifts Off With First Flight of Second Northrop Grumman-Built X-47B Unmanned Aircraft (w/photo)


EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Nov. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy will be able to increase the pace and productivity of the X-47B flight test program following the successful first flight Nov. 22 of the second air vehicle developed for the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program.

The tailless, autonomous aircraft known as Air Vehicle 2 (AV-2) took off under hazy skies from Edwards Air Force Base at 12:43 p.m. PST, climbed rapidly to an altitude of 5,000 feet, flew several racetrack patterns over Rogers Dry Lake, then landed safely at 1:12 p.m.

"The successful addition of AV-2 to the fleet of X-47B test aircraft provides a critical inflection point for the UCAS-D program," said Carl Johnson, vice president and UCAS-D program manager for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector. "With two aircraft now available, we can increase the amount of aircraft performance data we gather, which will allow us to meet our required aircraft capability demonstration goals in a timely manner."

The availability of two test aircraft is particularly important, added Johnson, for helping the program maintain a satisfactory flight test rhythm as it begins transitioning X-47B aircraft to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., (Pax River) for shore-based carrier suitability testing. While one aircraft is being moved to Pax River – expected to occur by the end of 2011 – the other one will continue envelope expansion flight testing at Edwards.

The testing at Pax River is scheduled to begin in early 2012. It will include testing the X-47B's ability to conduct precision approaches to the carrier, and to perform arrested landings and "roll-out" catapult launches at land-based test facilities. The testing will also include flight testing precision navigation computers and new guidance, navigation and control software recently installed on both aircraft. The new suite of hardware and software will enable the X-47B to make precision landings on a moving carrier deck.

The X-47B is a computer-controlled unmanned aircraft system that takes off, flies a preprogrammed mission, and then returns to base – all in response to mouse clicks from a mission operator. The operator actively monitors the X-47B air vehicle's operation using simple situational awareness displays, but does not fly it via remote control, as some unmanned systems are operated.

The Navy awarded the UCAS-D prime contract to Northrop Grumman in August 2007. The contract calls for the development and flight testing of two strike-fighter-sized X-47B unmanned aircraft. In 2013, the program is scheduled to demonstrate the first carrier launches and recoveries by a tailless, unmanned, low-observable-relevant aircraft. Autonomous aerial refueling demonstrations are planned for 2014. For the latest X-47B news and information, please visit

Northrop Grumman's UCAS-D joint industry team includes GKN Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, Eaton, General Electric, Hamilton Sundstrand, Dell, Honeywell, Goodrich, Moog, Wind River, Parker Aerospace and Rockwell Collins.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.


CAMCOPTER S-100 - Convincing First Flights Onboard New French Navy OPV L'Adroit - defpro

martes, 29 de noviembre de 2011

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(Photo: Schiebel) 10:14 GMT, November 29, 2011 Vienna | Schiebel s CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) has once again successfully proven its highly efficient maritime capability, this time onboard the new Gowind class OPV (Offshore Patrol ...
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Pratt & Whitney powers X-47B system -

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Pratt & Whitney powers X-47B system
29 (UPI) -- Pratt and Whitney reports its F100-PW-220U engine and exhaust system successfully powered the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System for US Navy. The flight of the tailless, autonomous aircraft lasted about 30 minutes last week at Edwards Air ...
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Kühne & Nagel y Embraer proyectan un nuevo 'hub' logístico en Dubai -

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Kühne & Nagel y Embraer proyectan un nuevo 'hub' logístico en Dubai
Gestionará la distribución de componentes para Embraer Las compañías Kühne & Nagel y Embraer han extendido el alcance de su alianza global con el fin de poner en marcha un nuevo 'hub' logístico en Dubai (Emiratos Árabes Unidos) que atenderá las ...


Los aviones C919 de China harán sus vuelos de prueba en el aeropuerto de Shanghái Pudong

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A día de hoy, la Corporación de Aeronaves Comerciales de China (Comac) ha recibido 195 encargos de los aviones C919 de 150 asientos, compitiendo con las dos grandes compañías aeronáuticas, Boeing y Airbus, que lideraban gran parte del mercado asiático ...
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Armavia confirms the Sukhoi Superjet 100 successful operations

November 29, 2011, Moscow — The first conference on the Sukhoi Superjet aircraft operations by Armavia Airlines was held at the headquarters of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) in Moscow on November 22, 2011. Representatives of Armavia, SCAC, SuperJet International (SJI) and PowerJet attended the conference.

The positive results noted during the conference confirmed the successful commercial operation and efficiency of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100). During seven months of operations (from April 21 to November 20) the aircraft totaled 528 commercial flights and over 1,300 flight hours. The SSJ100 carried over 33,000 passengers and covered distance nearly a million kilometers.

Armavia SSJ100 regularly performs flights from Yerevan to 31 airports in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Western and Southern Europe and Middle East. Flights were performed at 35000 — 39000 ft altitude, at the speed of 0.78-0.8 M. The highest daily utilization reached 16.5 flight hours while the longest distance exceeded 4,000 kilometers on route Yerevan — Madrid. The SSJ100 fully confirmed to be suitable both to regional and to short-haul routes.

“Operations of our first production aircraft by Armavia match our expectations. I am confident that the SSJ100 will be efficiently operated by all our customers. Together with our partners on the SSJ100 Program we will actively listen to the airlines’ needs and rapidly fulfill their requirements”, said JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft First Vice-President for design and certification Igor Vinogradov.

“On behalf of our closed-to-operations people — pilots, flight attendants and technician staff I would like to say that the SSJ100 perfectly met our requirements. It’s worth saying that with SSJ100 in our fleet we have the aircraft which efficiently fits some of our mainline destinations. As confirmed by our flight attendants, the passengers highly appreciate the extreme comfort of the aircraft. I believe that continuous dialogue between Armavia, SCAC and SJI teams will help to optimize the operation, so that to use the full potential of this remarkable aircraft” noted Head of Armavia Flight Services Sergey Kharatyan.

During the conference the SuperJet International’s customer support had the opportunity to register Armavia’s impression on the multifaceted after-sales infrastructure to best support the SSJ100 program and to pave the way for further improvements. A firmly positive feedback from Armavia was received in particular on the highly professional training services offered to Armavia’s pilots, cabin crews and maintenance staff.


El Pentágono cifra en 375 millones el sobrecoste de los tanqueros ... - Cinco Días

El Pentágono cifra en 375 millones el sobrecoste de los tanqueros ... - Cinco Días:

El Pentágono cifra en 375 millones el sobrecoste de los tanqueros ...
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El Pentágono cifra en 500 millones de dólares (375 millones de euros) el sobrecoste en el que incurrirá Boeing en la fase inicial del megacontrato de renovación de los aviones cisterna de la Fuerza Aérea estadounidense. Una desviación que pone en ...

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Volar gracias al Sol: Aernnova y su UAV solar

Volar gracias al Sol - Diario de Avisos:

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Volar gracias al Sol
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El Prontas tiene un presupuesto de 1,4 millones de euros de los que el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación ha aportado un millón, concedido al ITER y también a la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid y Aernnova Engineering Solutions. ...


Burradas Aeronauticas: Spanair ya opera el A350

Según nos cuenta Xavier Bonet, un avión de Spanair ha realizado un aterrizaje de emergencia en el Prat hoy martes 29/11/2011 y según el diario en catalán"El Punt Avui"se trataba de un Airbus A350. Leer burrada en Spanair ya opera el A350


US Navy to form VTUAV squadron

US Navy to form VTUAV squadron: The US navy has confirmed that its first operational vertical takeoff unmanned air vehicle (VTUAV) unit will be formed in 2013. Equipped with the Northrop...


Polémica en las FAS por la adquisición de aviones ligeros para el control del narcotráfico en Chile

El anuncio por parte del gobierno chileno de la compra de tres aviones Cirrus SR–22, dotados de equipos de visión nocturna para el control del narcotráfico en los casi 200 pasos fronterizos no habilitados ubicados en las fronteras con Perú, Bolivia y el norte de Argentina y que serían operados por la FACh o el Ejército chileno, ha levantado una polémica en el ámbito de las Fuerzas Armadas y entre los analistas especialistas en temas de defensa.

Noticia completa: Polémica en las FAS por la adquisición de aviones ligeros para el control del narcotráfico en Chile


Are There Alternatives To The F-35 Program?

Are There Alternatives To The F-35 Program?: Available options range from outright termination to the deletion or delay of either or both the C or B variants.


Eurocopter delivers the first of six EC145s ordered by the Republic of Kazakhstan

Marignane, November 25, 2011

Eurocopter delivered the first of six EC145s ordered to date by the Kazakh Ministries of Defense and Emergencies. A total of 45 of the helicopters are to be purchased, and will be assembled by the new joint venture Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering, in which Eurocopter and Kazakhstan Engineering have a 50/50 share.

This initial delivery comes on the heels of the industrial cooperation and distribution contract signed last June by Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling and President of Kazakhstan Engineering Bolat Smagulov, in the presence of the French and Kazakh prime ministers François Fillon and Karim Massimov, respectively.

The new joint venture, Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering, will be assembling and customizing EC145s at its facilities near the Astana International Airport in Kazakhstan. The company will also enable Eurocopter to provide its customers in Kazakhstan and Central Asia with better local services for helicopter maintenance as well as training for pilots and technicians. In addition, Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering will be pursuing sales activities throughout the region.

Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering is scheduled to deliver the initial six EC145s to the Kazakh Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Emergencies before the end of the year for search and rescue and medical evacuation missions. The remaining helicopters are to be delivered by the end of 2016.

“The delivery of this first EC145 is very symbolic, as it marks the beginning of operations as part of our cooperation with Kazakhstan Engineering,” said Olivier Michalon, Global Business & Services Vice President for Europe and Central Asia. “We are very proud to be part of the Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering joint venture, as it will enable us to deploy major industrial capacities in the Kazakh aviation industry and lay the groundwork for the development of a new, highly specialized sector in the country. We are also convinced that the new joint venture will place Eurocopter in an excellent position for future development locally, as we are poised to provide operators with helicopters that are particularly well suited for the oil & gas industry and parapublic missions, including emergency medical services, homeland security and patrol, military, corporate and VIP.”

The EC145 is a true standout in the twin-engine, medium-lift class. It offers multi-mission capabilities and is equipped with the latest innovations developed by Eurocopter in cockpit design, avionics and rotor systems. It is certified for flight at temperatures as low as -45°C,making it particularly well suited for the harsh weather conditions and frigid temperatures often encountered in Kazakhstan.


Marlog project: Eurocopter officially ends work on its ambitious program to optimize the Group’s logistics chain

Marignane, November 24, 2011

Eurocopter has inaugurated its new logistics platform at its industrial site in Marignane, marking the end to an innovative program to re-engineer the Group’s entire logistics chain and implement a flexible, high-performance tool. The investments made over the past two years to develop modern means will enable Eurocopter to reduce both logistics costs and delivery cycles, so that the company’s assembly lines, customers and industrial partners will all be receiving their parts much faster.

The program was launched two years ago with an ambitious goal: to reorganize the entire logistics chain based on two dedicated platforms. The incoming flows and industrial logistics have now been centralized at the plant in Marignane, while the outgoing flows and spare part deliveries have all been grouped together at a brand-new platform located close by at the Florides industrial park.

To ensure that its operators around the world could receive their spares in record time, Eurocopter worked together with its partners to build a new infrastructure, Eurocopter Global Logistic, in the Florides industrial park near the Marignane plant. The new logistics center, which opened its doors last June, boasts some impressive numbers: 53,500 square meters of floor space, an inventory of more than 1.5 million spare parts, and more than 300,000 parts shipped per year. The platform is now fully operational and houses all the Group’s logistics activities within a specially-designed unit offering 24/7 services.

In parallel, the industrial logistics chain was also reorganized, and the Marignane plant now manages all incoming flows and industrial logistics activities. Two automated warehouses have been set up that together have the capacity to store a total of 180,000 parts—a first in Europe.

“When we undertook this huge project to overhaul our logistics chain, our biggest challenge was to keep providing our customers with the same high levels of services—plus we couldn’t allow our work to have any impact on the production lines,” explained Joseph Saporito, Executive Vice President of the Global Supply Chain at the Eurocopter Group. “We completed the job right on schedule, and are already beginning to reap the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and competitiveness. The key to our success was excellent teamwork—between the different sectors here at Eurocopter, and also with our long-time partner Daher.”

It should not be long before the bold decision taken two years ago in a difficult economic context pays off. The new infrastructures integrate the most modern flow management tools and processes available, and Eurocopter now has everything at its disposal to attain three major goals: to improve customer service, provide its industrial lines with new just-in-time delivery services, and create new production areas at the plant by centralizing activities to free up space.


Boeing Receives $20 Million Contract to Upgrade F-15C Trainers

Cutting-edge visual system will provide 360 degrees of immersive training
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 29, 2011 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] received a $20 million contract in September from the U.S. Air Force to upgrade the visual systems in the F-15C Mission Training Centers. Twelve MTCs, located at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, and Kadena Air Base, Japan, will be upgraded with Boeing’s Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS).
CRVS is the centerpiece of a complete training suite that provides 360 degrees of immersive training, with a significantly lower cost than previous visual systems. By using standard, off-the-shelf projectors, the system is able to take advantage of the rapidly improving technology emerging in the commercial marketplace.
“A key feature of the CRVS is the ability to train with the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System and night vision goggles, both of which will be used in the F-15C MTC,” said Mark McGraw, Boeing vice president for Training Systems & Services.
The Boeing CRVS reduces total system life cycle cost by minimizing the number of projectors by one-third to one-half the number of projectors used in competing systems. The system is compatible with a full array of fast jet and rotary wing cockpits.
"CRVS is unique because it is the only system to provide constant resolution throughout the field of view,” added McGraw. “It eliminates a key problem with other systems, where the visibility of targets varies depending on where the pilot looks. Our design provides increased performance, yet is simple in concept.”
Installation of the F-15C visual systems will begin in October 2012 and will be completed by January 2013, allowing training to start by the end of that month.



Friday, 25. November 2011

The Eurofighter Typhoon will be flying across the skies of Langkawi for the first time as a UK Royal Air Force aircraft participates in one of the most important global defence and security shows, LIMA 2011, which takes place in Langkawi, Malaysia, from 6-10 December.

Just a few days after particpating at the Dubai Air Show and with aircraft still in Malaysia following Exercise BERSAMA LIMA, the Typhoon will excite the crowds with displays demonstrating its incredible agility and speed.

Four RAF Typhoon aircraft from 6 Squadron flew from their base in Scotland to the Royal Malaysian Air Force airbase in Butterworth, Malaysia to take part in Exercise BERSAMA LIMA marking the 40th Anniversary of the Five Powers Defence Arrangement (FPDA), and whilst in the region wanted to reflect the importance of the air force to air force relationship by attending this prestigious exhibition.

Eurofighter Typhoon is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat aircraft. It meets current and future fast combat air needs and provides best-in-class combat effectiveness and operational flexibility. The Typhoon is capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations from air policing and peace support, through to high intensity conflict. Typhoon aircraft have recently been deployed on operations and have performed exceptionally well, demonstrating outstanding levels of availability and maintainability.

BAE Systems’ Typhoon Test Pilot, Nat Makepeace, spoke about flying during the show:

“I am delighted to be at LIMA 2011 flying the Eurofighter Typhoon. I am hoping to show the tremendous power and agility of this fantastic aircraft during the daily displays. It is a wonderful opportunity to be in Malaysia and I am very grateful to have the chance to fly the aircraft during this international air show”.

At the show, Eurofighter will display a selection of the capabilities of the Typhoon, including:

  • Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. The large aircraft nose allows for an optimised array with the addition of an innovative re-positioner to broaden the field of regard to more than 200 degrees, some 50% wider than traditional fixed plate AESA radar systems.
  • The most advanced Helmet Mounted Symbology System (HMSS) which forms a key component of the Eurofighter Typhoon weapon system improving tactical performance for Eurofighter pilots by providing essential flight and weapon aiming information through line of sight imagery. Information imagery includes aircraft’s flight parameters, weapons status and aiming all projected on the HEA (Helmet Equipment Assembly) visor.
  • The Meteor missile, considered the “game changer” in terms of kill probablity thanks to its dynamic performances, speed and range.
  • Eurojet’s EJ200 engine, the most advanced military engine available on the market.


American Airlines se declara en suspensión de pagos

La socia de Iberia en la alianza Oneworld tiene una deuda de más de 1.000 millones de dólares
El pasado 3 de octubre las acciones de AMR se desplomaron un 33,10% ante rumores sobre la posible solicitud de la suspensión de pagos.
En su comunicado, el grupo explica que ha tomado esta decisión "con el objetivo de conseguir una estructura de costes y de deuda que sean competitivos en esta industria y para garantizar así la viabilidad a largo plazo y la capacidad de seguir proporcionando un servicio de viajes de calidad a sus clientes.


Boeing may exceed aerial tanker cost ceiling by $500 Million via @aergenium

Boeing is projected to exceed by as much as $500 million the cost ceiling on its contract to develop new refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force, or about $200 million more than previous estimates, according to the Defense Department.
Chicago-based Boeing, which is developing the KC-46A tanker from its 767 airliner, absorbs 100 percent of any dollars over the contract's $4.8 billion ceiling.


Los alumnos afectados de Top Fly reclaman 4 millones de euros a los dueños de la escuela de pilotos

lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2011

Los alumnos afectados de Top Fly reclaman 4 millones de euros a los dueños de la escuela de pilotos:

El proceso judicial iniciado por los alumnos afectados por el cierre de la escuela de pilotos Top Fly, cuyas instalaciones están en el aeropuerto de Sabadell, sigue avanzando y ya se encuentra a punto de acabar la fase previa antes del juicio.


Lockheed Martin lanza con éxito un F-35 con una catapulta electromagnética [con vídeo]


Hace apenas casi un año hablábamos del primer lanzamiento con éxito de un caza con una catapulta electromagnética, un F/A18. Ahora toca otro hito del F-35. El 18 de noviembre de 2011 un F-35C de la US NAVY fue lanzado con una catapulta EMALS, (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, Sistema Electromagnético de Lanzamiento de Aeronaves).

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El director general de Alestis deja la empresa por problemas de salud -

El director general de Alestis deja la empresa por problemas de salud -

El director general de Alestis deja la empresa por problemas de salud
César Fernández de Velasco, vinculado al nacimiento de Gamesa Aeronáutica y luego Aernnova así como al también vasco Grupo Guascor, era un hombre de confianza de Gaizka Grajales, el consejero delegado, que asumirá ahora más funciones. ...

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Burradas Aeronauticas: A340 ... con esteroides

A340 ... con esteroides: Hace un par de dias se conoció la noticia de que un aparato de AirFrance, que habia pasado una revisión completa unas semanas antes, había estado volando con 30 tornillos de menos en una zona de cobertura -no una zona de presiones-


Idea of civilians using drone aircraft may soon fly with FAA - Sacramento Bee

Idea of civilians using drone aircraft may soon fly with FAA - Sacramento Bee:

Idea of civilians using drone aircraft may soon fly with FAA
Sacramento Bee
Small drones are not designed to carry weapons or explosive materials, and the extra weight makes the drones difficult to control, said Gretchen West, executive vice president of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, ...

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Clean Sky is seeking a trainee in communication

The Clean Sky JU has a traineeship programme which gives trainees an understanding of the Joint Undertaking and its role within the activities of the European Union, enables them to acquire practical knowledge of the Joint Undertaking and its regulatory framework and to obtain professional experience in the course of their work.

Clean Sky JU, through its official traineeships scheme wishes to benefit from the input of young enthusiastic graduates, who can give a fresh point of view and up-to-date academic knowledge, enriching the everyday work.

Taking into consideration the existing conditions (small size of Clean Sky JU, absorption capacity) and the budget availability, the Clean Sky JU will publish regularly traineeship vacancies on this site. For the time being the Clean Sky JU wishes to receive applications for one trainee in the Communication Unit:

Functions and responsibilities of the trainee

  • Organise events (info days, conferences etc.)
  • Provide support to press relations (create press reviews, prepare press kits, etc.)
  • Create a CS media database (pictures and videos)
  • Prepare and update CS publications including the CS website
  • Disseminate info packs
  • Support the design and follow up the production of posters and roll-ups
  • Provide administrative and organisational support related to on-going and newly established projects

The trainee will have an adviser within the JU team, who may be responsible for one trainee only per training period. The adviser must guide and closely follow the trainee during his/her traineeship, acting as his/her mentor.


All trainees are awarded a monthly living allowance of €1071,19 per month.
Any trainee who terminates his/her traineeship early will be required to reimburse that part of the living allowance which he/she may have received, relating to the period after the termination date.

How to apply

The placements are for periods of 6 to a maximum of 12 months.
Interested candidates should send a motivation letter in English together with their CV in EU format ( and a copy of their studies certificate by e-mail to
For this position, applications will be accepted for the all period from 1 December 2011 to 30 March 2012.
Please specify also the first availability date to start the traineeship .

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El consejero delegado de Alestis asumirá mayores responsabilidades ante la marcha del director general

El consejero delegado de Alestis asumirá mayores responsabilidades ... - Europa Press:

Europa Press

El consejero delegado de Alestis asumirá mayores responsabilidades ...
Europa Press
El consejo de administración de Alestis Aerospace, en su reunión celebrada el pasado 25 de noviembre, ha acordado que el primer ejecutivo de la compañía, Gaizka Grajales Jiménez, asuma mayores responsabilidades en sus funciones de consejero delegado, ...

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Aeroflot’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 fleet performs 1,000 commercial flights

November 25 2011, Moscow — Aeroflot’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 fleet accumulated 1,000 commercial flights. The jubilee flight SU824 was performed by the aircraft named after Mikhail Vodopyanov (RA 89003, MSN 95008) on route St Petersburg — Moscow on November 23, 2011. The SSJ100 fleet of Aeroflot scored nearly 1,600 flight hours.

„The one — thousandth commercial flight performed by Aeroflot’s SSJ100 fleet confirms the superior operational performance of our aircraft. We see that the SSJ100 is becoming an excellent tool for the development of the Aeroflot regional network. We will do our best to make sure that the growing fleet of SSJ100 meets the expectations of the airline”, noted Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk, President of JSC „Sukhoi Civil Aircraft”.

Aeroflot currently operates three SSJ100 aircraft which serve routes from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Astrakhan, Chelyabinsk, Kazan and Minsk. These aircraft will also start to serve international routes of the airline this year. Aeroflot’s operations confirm that the aircraft is able to serve efficiently regional routes with the high frequency of departure.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) is a 100 seat regional jet designed, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aeronautica. On May 19th 2008 SSJ100 successfully accomplished its first flight. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 cruises at a Maximum Operating Speed of Mach 0.81 and 40,000 feet. It takes off from a 1,731 meters runway in the basic range and 2,052 meters in the long range. The operating range for the basic version is 3,048 km and 4,578 km for the long range version. In February 2011, the SSJ100 obtained the Type Certificate by the Russian Certification Authority IAC AR. The EASA certification is expected to follow in 2011. On April 19th 2011 first production SSJ100 was delivered to Armavia airlines (Armenia). There are currently four SSJ100s in service with Armavia and Aeroflot.



Tecnam P2006T Next-Generation twin achieves full Transport Canada validation.

Transport Canada today confirmed that the Tecnam P2006T twin is now fully validated, thereby enabling potential Canadian Tecnam customers to purchase and operate the world’s fastest selling light piston twin aircraft.

“The Tecnam P2006T Next-Generation twin has established itself as a real game changer’’ said Phil Solomon, CEO of Tecnam North America. ‘’We have a number of potential Canadian customers eagerly anticipating Transport Canada’s certification of the Tecnam Twin, so we expect to announce our first orders very soon.’’

‘’I am delighted that Transport Canada certification of the Tecnam P2006T Next-Generation twin results in this wonderful aircraft now being available for sale through all our 50 worldwide distributors’’ said Paolo Pascale, Tecnam’s Managing Director. ‘’I am especially grateful to the Tecnam certification and production teams. It’s a remarkable achievement. We have delivered nearly 100 Tecnam P2006T Next-Generation twins and with many more on order, we have now accelerated production to meet this unprecedented demand, resulting in our delivering a Tecnam P2006T every 5 days, firmly establishing Tecnam as the world’s Number 1 for light twin aircraft deliveries’’.

The Tecnam P2006T Next-Generation twin is in a class of its own, bringing affordable multi-engine flying to aero-clubs, flying schools, syndicates and private aircraft owners. In addition, the P2006T has sparked significant interest on a larger scale for charter/air-taxi usage as well as a platform for surveillance and observation for government usage. The P2006T offers unbeatable value, coupled with low operating and ownership costs, innovative design and Italian styling. Tecnam’s partnership with Rotax and its '912S' engine (plus the option of a Garmin glass cockpit) allows the P2006T to lead with respect to the environment too. With both a remarkable fuel saving offering and much lower noise emissions, it promises to redefine both the flight training and aircraft ownership experience in one step.
For more information on The Tecnam P2006T twin, the affordable four seat, next-generation twin aircraft for the price of a single



EASA certifies ‘night VFR operation’ for Tecnam P2002 analogue cockpit aeroplanes

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today issued Major Change Approval number 10034907, certifies ‘night VFR operation’’ for use in analogue versions of both Tecnam P2002JF and Tecnam P2002JR aeroplanes.

This major change approval follows on from EASA’s recent approval of the ‘VFR night package’ for Garmin 500 (G500) equipped Tecnam P2002JFs too.

‘’EASA’s certification allowing night VFR flight in both analogue and glass cockpit versions of the Tecnam P2002JF and Tecnam P2002JR models, is part of our continuing drive to offer Tecnam customers and operators even more options that help ensure safe and smooth flying” said Paolo Pascale, Tecnam’s Managing Director ‘’ The Tecnam P2002JF is one of Europe’s most popular single engine aeroplanes with over 200 delivered to customers in 2010 alone. For my Tecnam team, designing and building aeroplanes isn’t just a job, it’s an extension of our passion for flying.’’

The Tecnam P2002JF and P2002JR are two seat low wing aeroplanes that offer superlative performance. Tecnam’s history of innovative design and Italian styling, coupled with its association with Rotax Engines has resulted in aeroplanes of unbeatable value making them the fastest selling EASA CS-VLA certified aeroplanes in the sky!



Flying robots to build a 6-meter tower

Flying robots to build a 6-meter tower:

France's FRAC Center will be hosting an exhibition to be built entirely by flying robots (...

The FRAC Centre in Orléans, France will for the first time host an exhibition to be built entirely by flying robots. Titled "Flight Assembled Architecture," the six meter-high tower will be made up of 1,500 prefabricated polystyrene foam modules. The exhibition has been developed by Swiss architect Gramazio & Kohler and Italian robot designer Raffaello D'Andrea, to inspire new methods of thinking about architecture as a "physical process of dynamic formation."..


La UNASUR tendrá su agencia espacial y desarrollará un avión de entrenamiento propio

En el marco del Consejo de Defensa Suramericano, que tuvo lugar en Lima, los ministros de Defensa de la UNASUR aceptaron la propuesta argentina de crear una agencia espacial y un avión de entrenamiento básico-primario latinoamericano.

El objeto de la Reunión Extraordinaria del Consejo de Defensa Suramericano que tuvo lugar la semana pasada en Lima y reunió a los doce ministros de defensa de la UNASUR, fue la aprobación del Plan de Acción 2012, que consiste en proyectos y actividades a desarrollar en torno a cuatro ejes principales: 1. Políticas de Defensa; 2. Cooperación Militar, Acciones Humanitarias y Operaciones de Paz; 3. Industria y Tecnología de Defensa; y 4. Formación y Capacitación.

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Second X-47B UCAS-D Flies

Second X-47B UCAS-D Flies: Northrop Grumman has flown the US Navy's second of two X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrators at Edwards AFB in California. Air vehicle 2 completed the 29min flight on November 22.

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Photo: Northrop Grumman


11 Photos and Videos of 'interesting' UAVs


La huelga general en el Reino Unido amenaza con colapsar Heathrow

Londres.- El aeropuerto londinense de Heathrow, uno de los más grandes de Europa, podría sufrir importantes retrasos el próximo miércoles debido a una huelga del personal de tierra, según anunció el gestor aeroportuario BAA, filial del grupo constructor español Ferrovial.

seguir leyendo: La huelga general en el Reino Unido amenaza con colapsar Heathrow


Aeroflot's Sukhoi Superjet 100 fleet performs 1000 commercial flights - 4-traders (press release)

domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2011

Aeroflot's Sukhoi Superjet 100 fleet performs 1000 commercial flights - 4-traders (press release):

Aeroflot's Sukhoi Superjet 100 fleet performs 1000 commercial flights
4-traders (press release)
November 25, 2011, Moscow - Aeroflot's Sukhoi Superjet 100 fleet has accumulated 1000 commercial flights. The jubilee flight SU824 was performed by the aircraft named after Mikhail Vodopyanov (RA 89003, MSN 95008) on route St Petersburg - Moscow on ...

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C919 project at "crucial point" in detailed design - Comac - Flightglobal

C919 project at "crucial point" in detailed design - Comac - Flightglobal:

C919 project at "crucial point" in detailed design - Comac
The joint definition phase of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) C919 narrowbody has been completed. Together with the completion of the preliminary design, the manufacturer has now entered a "crucial point" in the detailed design ...
195 homegrown C919 jets have been orderedChina Daily
China's Comac Wins 30 C919 Plane Orders From Bocom LeasingBusinessWeek
Chinese State Bank Says It Has Ordered 30 Comac C919sAviation Week
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El Boeing para mil pasajeros a 3.5 Mach - Los Tiempos

El Boeing para mil pasajeros a 3.5 Mach - Los Tiempos:

El Boeing para mil pasajeros a 3.5 Mach
Los Tiempos
La empresa fabricante de aeronaves Boeing tiene entre sus planes producir en los próximos años una aeronave que podrá volar a 3.800 kilómetros por hora (tres veces la velocidad del sonido) mil kilómetros más que el Concorde, y podrá llevar más de 1.000 ...


Rusia amenaza con desplegar misiles nucleares a las puertas de Europa y a la vez tiende la mano con un plan conjunto de defensa de la Tierra ante un hipotético ataque espacial

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U.S. deploys the Switchblade Kamikaze Drone

U.S. deploys the Switchblade Kamikaze Drone:

U.S. deploys the Switchblade Kamikaze Drone

The Switchblade is a new form of miniature unmanned aerial system (UAS) which is man-packable and offers a loitering, silent, almost invisible, over-the-horizon aerial presence for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance duties. It also carries a warhead, so if a target of opportunity presents itself, the Switchblade has imaging sensors capable of identifying, tracking and guiding itself right to that person before exploding - with the aim of causing minimal collateral damage. The UAS is currently being readied for initial deployment by U.S.Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. ..
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El Motoplaneador Alpaero Exel Se Motoriza Eléctrico

El Motoplaneador Alpaero Exel Se Motoriza Eléctrico: Una versión con propulsión eléctrica del motoplaneador Exel de Alpaero ha sido lanzada al mercado recientemente. Alpaero, una pequeña empresa francesa que hace unos diez años diseño el Exel, un motoplaneador monoplaza con opciones de motorización de motores de dos y cuatro tiempos, incorpora a su línea la posibilidad de una motorización eléctrica. Se trata de un motor de 13.5 kw que pesa


Boeing to extend USAF F-15 fleet service life

Boeing to extend USAF F-15 fleet service life: Boeing has started a four-year structural analysis of the US Air Force (USAF) fleet of F-15C/D fighter and F-15E bomber aircraft under the service life extension programme (SLEP).


An Amazing Voyage Commences -- Curiosity Heads For Mars

An Amazing Voyage Commences -- Curiosity Heads For Mars: Rover 'Curiosity' To Explore Mars 8 1/2 Months From Now NASA began a historic voyage to Mars with the Nov. 26 launch of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), which carries a car-sized rover named Curiosity. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas V rocket occurred at 1002 EST. "We are very excited about sending the world's most advanced scientific laboratory to Mars," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "MSL will tell us critical things we need to know about Mars, and while it advances science, we'll be working on the capabilities for a human mission to the Red Planet and to other destinations where we've never been."


Clean Sky, fixing the troubles with the links

viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2011

Interim evaluation: "Clean Sky should be continued"
Workshop - Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) for regional aircraft


Vídeo: Presentación Eurocopter NH90 Albacete

jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2011


Manufacturing of Sukhoi-30 MKI by HAL - Press Information Bureau (press release)

Manufacturing of Sukhoi-30 MKI by HAL - Press Information Bureau (press release):

Manufacturing of Sukhoi-30 MKI by HAL
Press Information Bureau (press release)
The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has started manufacturing of Sukhoi-30 MKI fighters in the country. The Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) was concluded on 4th October 2000, between the Governments of Russian Federation and Republic of India ...

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Rheinmetall demonstrates laser weapons -

Rheinmetall demonstrates laser weapons -


Rheinmetall demonstrates laser weapons
"Having recently used a high-energy laser weapon to down an unmanned aircraft at a proving ground in Switzerland, Rheinmetall has demonstrated the operational potential of combining a powerful laser weapon with an advanced air defense system," ...
Rheinmetall successfully tests high-energy laser weapons, expects power to ...DefenceWeb (press release)

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El Colegio y Asociación de Ingenieros Industriales de Madrid analiza los sistemas de certificación de profesionales

El Colegio y Asociación de Ingenieros Industriales de Madrid analiza los sistemas de certificación de profesionales: Dentro del Ciclo de Calidad puesto en marcha por el Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Industriales de Madrid, esta institución acoge hoy una jornada en la que se aborda os sistemas de certificaciones de personas a partir de la habilitación profesional.

El Colegio y Asociación de Ingenieros Industriales de Madrid analiza los sistemas de certificación de profesionales

El Colegio y la Asociación de Ingenieros Industriales de Madrid (COIIM/AIIM) han organizado de forma conjunta la jornada Certificación de profesionales-Certificación de Ingenieros, en el que se pretende analizar los sistemas de certificaciones de personas a partir de la habilitación profesional. Según explica El Economista, este acto tendrá lugar esta tarde y está dirigido a todos los profesionales de la ingeniería interesados en conocer el funcionamiento de la certificación de profesionales...