Video: F 35B 1st Landing on USS WASP

martes, 4 de octubre de 2011

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Air Nostrum aumenta su oferta en Madrid este invierno

Air Nostrum aumenta su oferta en Madrid este invierno: Air Nostrum reforzará su posición como segundo operador en el aeropuerto de Madrid – Barajas este invierno, ya que incrementará su oferta en un 47 por ciento, según informó su consejero delegado, Carlos Bertomeu. A esta noticia se suma la de que la aerolínea fue escogida mejor aerolínea regional europea de este año, por la Asociación Europea de Aerolíneas Regionales (ERA).


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Heathrow comunica sus terminales con un transporte ecológico sin conductor

Heathrow comunica sus terminales con un transporte ecológico sin conductor:

Londres.- El aeropuerto londinense de Heathrow, el de mayor tráfico mundial de pasajeros, ha puesto en marcha un innovador medio de transporte para comunicar sus cinco terminales. Un pequeño vehículo eléctrico que se desplaza sobre cuatro ruedas a una velocidad de 40 kilómetros sin necesidad de conductor físico.



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Airbus compra la firma danesa Satair por más de 348 millones - Finanzas.com

Airbus compra la firma danesa Satair por más de 348 millones - Finanzas.com:


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Airbus compra la firma danesa Satair por más de 348 millones
Finanzas.com
El constructor aeronáutico europeo Airbus ha adquirido el 96,7% del distribuidor danés de piezas de aeronaves Satair por un valor de 2.595 millones de coronas danesas (348,6 millones de euros), anunció este jueves la compañía. ...
Airbus logra el 96,7 % de la compañía danesa Satair en su ofertaExpansión.com

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Lockheed Martin MC-130J Delivers New Capability For U.S. Air Force Special Operations

MARIETTA, Ga., September 29th, 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today delivered the first MC-130J Combat Shadow II to the United States Air Force’s Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The aircraft was flown from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ facility to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., by Lt. Gen. Eric E. Fiel, commander AFSOC. This aircraft is the first of 20 currently on order.

“Today marks yet another milestone in improving the combat capabilities of Air Force Special Operations Command,” said Gen. Fiel. “The MC-130J represents our efforts throughout the SOF community to recapitalize our assets and improve our ageing fleet in order to meet national requirements.”

“The threats to freedom are ever evolving and as such so must the technology to combat them,” said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin vice president for C-130 programs. “Again — as it has done so often throughout history — the C-130 Hercules has evolved to be the tip of a new spear. The MC-130J Combat Shadow II is unmatched in capability and will give our Special Operations forces the upper hand as they execute critical missions around the world.”

The new aircraft, which is based on a KC-130J tanker baseline, has the Enhanced Service Life Wing, Enhanced Cargo Handling System, a Universal Aerial Refueling Receptacle Slipway Installation (boom refueling receptacle), an electro-optical/infrared sensor, a combat systems operator station on the flight deck, and dual Satcom. In-line production of this configuration reduces cost and risk, and meets the required 2012 initial operational capability.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

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Lockheed Martin Delivers New HC-130J Personnel Recovery Capability For U.S. Air Force Crew Training

MARIETTA, Ga., September 29th, 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today delivered the first HC-130J Combat King II to the U.S. Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The aircraft was flown from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ facility to Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., by Maj. Gen. Mark S. Solo, commander, 19th Air Force. Kirtland will be the main training base for both the new HC-130J and the MC 130J Combat Shadow IIs being delivered to Air Force Special Operations Command. This aircraft is one of 11 HC-130Js that have been ordered to date.

"On behalf of 19th Air Force and Air Education and Training Command, I am proud to deliver the first of the next-generation tactical airlift platforms – the HC-130J ‘Combat King II’ – to the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base,” said Gen. Solo. “This aircraft provides greater speed, range, flexibility, and capability to operational commanders in their pursuit of personnel recovery, special operations, global combat missions, and humanitarian assistance. The 58 SOW will employ this new aircraft to train mission-ready Personnel Recovery and Special Operations aircrews to serve in the world’s best Air and Space Force."

“The HC-130Js and MC-130Js we are now delivering to the Air Force represent a tremendous leap in mission capability,” said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin vice president for C-130 programs. “The training of crews and maintainers is a critical element in bringing a new capability online and we look forward to working with AETC and our fellow Lockheed Martin companies in achieving a 2012 Initial Operational Capability.”

The new aircraft, which is based on a KC-130J tanker baseline, has the Enhanced Service Life Wing, Enhanced Cargo Handling System, a Universal Aerial Refueling Receptacle Slipway Installation (boom refueling receptacle), an electro-optical/infrared sensor, a combat systems operator station on the flight deck, and dual Satcom. In-line production of this configuration reduces cost and risk, and meets the required 2012 initial operational capability.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion

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Eurocopter innovation puts the focus on safety with the world’s first flight of a hybrid helicopter combining an internal combustion engine and an electric motor

Eurocopter has successfully tested a hybrid helicopter that combines a turboshaft internal combustion engine with an electric motor for a world premiere, marking a new milestone in its innovation roadmap that opens the way for further enhancements in rotary-wing aircraft safety.

Marignane,  04 October 2011

For this initial breakthrough in exploring the hybrid concept, Eurocopter is using the supplemental electric system to increase maneuverability of a single-engine helicopter during an autorotation landing – which is performed by helicopters in the event of a main engine failure.

The demonstrator helicopter is a production version of Eurocopter’s highly successful light single-engine AS350, which has been equipped with a supplementary electric motor. In the event of an engine failure, the electric motor provides power to the rotor, allowing a pilot to control the helicopter very easily during the descent to a safe touchdown. The next step is to bring this concept to maturity and evaluate its implementation on Eurocopter’s series production helicopters.

“Eurocopter’s research and development efforts are used every day to push the frontiers by increasing helicopter safety and performance for the benefit of our customers, and we are proud to have brought the first helicopter equipped with an internal combustion engine and electric propulsion system to flight,” said Lutz Bertling, Eurocopter President and CEO. “Hybrid propulsion is an important element of Eurocopter’s innovation roadmap in developing the next generation of helicopters. It offers new opportunities for improvements in safety, along with the potential for reducing fuel consumption and emissions.” The AS350 hybrid demonstrator has its highly compact electric motor and lithium ion polymer battery installed in the center area of the helicopter. Electronic controls enable precise deployment of power delivered by the electric motor during the period of autorotation.

Eurocopter’s AS350 is one of the most successful helicopters, with the more than 4,000 aircraft in service worldwide having logged more than a million flight hours as of 2010. It excels in hot conditions and very high altitudes, holding the record as the only helicopter to have landed on top of Mount Everest.

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Lufthansa to expand fleet with more Airbus aircraft

Incremental orders to be placed for A380, A330 and A320 families
29 September 2011 Press Release

Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board has approved the purchase of additional Airbus aircraft. The aircraft comprise two A380s, four A320s and one A330-300. These additional orders reflect the strong demand across Lufthansa’s network for an efficient family of aircraft.

Nico Buchholz, Executive Vice President Lufthansa Group Fleet Management said: "I am delighted that this additional order will enable us to secure the development of our short, medium and long-haul fleets. It is the next logical step in our strategy of ongoing fleet modernisation with regard to fuel efficiency, operating costs, noise and emissions."

“We are pleased that Lufthansa is coming back to order more Airbus aircraft across our product families,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers. He adds: “In particular, the order for two additional A380s is a testimony to the outstanding performance, efficiency and passenger appeal which the type has already proven in service with the airline.”

Today the Lufthansa Group is the biggest Airbus operator worldwide with more than 368 Airbus aircraft currently in service. These include: 258 A320 Family; 37 A330s; 65 A340s; and eight A380s. With this latest order for seven aircraft, the Lufthansa Group has an order backlog which includes 85 A320 Family aircraft, nine A330s, and nine A380s.

Airbus is the leading aircraft manufacturer offering the most modern and eco-efficient aircraft families. Spanning 100 to 220 seats for our ‘Single-Aisle’ A320 family, 220 to 400 seats for ‘Long-Range’ (A330/A340/A350), to over 500 seats for the A380, all feature similar flight decks and handling characteristics. This commonality across the Airbus product line enables the multi-qualification of pilots and reduced pilot training times, while bringing significant cost savings through streamlined operational procedures.

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Boeing P-8I Aircraft Completes 1st Flight

SEATTLE, Sept. 28, 2011 -- Boeing's [NYSE: BA] first P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy completed its initial flight today, taking off from Renton Field at 12:02 p.m. Pacific time and landing two hours and 31 minutes later at Boeing Field in Seattle.

During the flight, Boeing test pilots performed airborne systems checks including engine accelerations and decelerations and autopilot flight modes, and took the P-8I to a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet prior to landing. In the coming weeks Boeing will begin mission systems installation and checkout work on the aircraft at a company facility near Boeing Field.

"The P-8I program is progressing well and we are looking forward to this potent platform joining the Indian Navy as part of its fleet," said Rear Adm. DM Sudan, assistant chief of Naval Staff (Air), Indian Navy.

"The P-8I will provide India with the necessary speed and reliability to satisfy the Indian Navy's maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare requirements," said Dinesh Keskar, Boeing India president.

Based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737 commercial airplane, the P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing is developing for the U.S. Navy. In order to efficiently design and build P-8 aircraft, the Boeing-led team is using a first-in-industry, in-line production process that draws on the company's Next-Generation 737 production system.

"Flying the first P-8 for an international customer is a key milestone for our entire team," said Leland Wight, Boeing P-8I program manager. "We have transitioned to P-8I production, and remain on track to deliver the first aircraft to the Indian Navy in 2013."

The P-8I is the first of eight long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft Boeing is building for India as part of a contract awarded in January 2009. An option for four additional P-8I aircraft was included in the original contract.

The aircraft features open system architecture, advanced sensor and display technologies, and a worldwide base of suppliers, parts and support equipment.

The P-8I is built by a Boeing-led industry team that includes CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Spirit AeroSystems, BAE Systems and GE Aviation.

Boeing, the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined, has significantly expanded its footprint in India in both civil aviation and defense. India has selected the P-8I to fulfill its long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine requirements and the C-17 Globemaster III for its strategic and tactical airlift needs.

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L´AEROTECA adquiere un OVO-04 [Simulación]



L´AEROTECA demuestra una vez más su liderazgo acercando la aeronáutica a todos los aficionados

 

VIRTUAL FLY ha encontrado un nuevo aliado de honor en su red de distribución y ha conseguido resaltar la ciudad de Barcelona en el mapa internacional mediante el acuerdo alcanzado con L´AEROTECA.

 

Después de 25 años de existencia, L ´AEROTECA sigue confiando en el crecimiento de la cultura aeronáutica de nuestro país a través de la incorporación del que ya es su segundo simulador de vuelo.

 

Con el nuevo dispositivo que ha adquirido, un OVO-04 con Cockpit analógico de Mooney Bravo, L´AEROTECA da un paso estratégico imbatible al ser el primer local en España en ofrecer una experiencia de vuelo Full Motion para todos los públicos que, además, puede ser completada con nociones teóricas a través de su centro de aprendizaje propio, la SIMUTECA.

 

A través de este acuerdo, L´AEROTECA abre una nueva línea de negocio como distribuidor de VIRTUAL FLY que le permite la comercialización, alquiler, instalación y servicio post venta de los simuladores de vuelo OVO-04 y futuros productos.

 

Información y Reservas:

C/ Montseny, 22 (08012) Barcelona

Tel: 93 218 17 39

Email: aeroteca@aeroteca.com

Web: www.aeroteca.com

 

 

(nota de prensa)

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