Panel wants U.S. to supply new F-16s to Taiwan

domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2011

Panel wants U.S. to supply new F-16s to Taiwan: WASHINGTON — A House committee endorsed legislation Thursday requiring the United States to supply new F-16 fighter planes to Taiwan and deepen ties with an island nation that lawmakers said faces a military threat from China.

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M-346 Jet Trainer Crashes Near Dubai

M-346 Jet Trainer Crashes Near Dubai: An Alenia Aermacchi M-346 jet trainer crashed Nov. 18 near Dubai, a company spokesman said.

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Francia quiere el Airbus Military A330 MRTT

Francia quiere el Airbus Military A330 MRTT

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Look! Up in the sky! It's a sky worm! - msnbc.com(blimps in the sky, again)

Look! Up in the sky! It's a sky worm! - msnbc.com:


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Look! Up in the sky! It's a sky worm!
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By InnovationNewsDaily Staff Drones and satellites dominate the US military's surveillance arsenal, but fleets of unmanned airships could soon join in keeping an eye on battlefields. One robotic airship contender, the modular Argus One, has upcoming ...
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La Politécnica de Valencia trabaja en el desarrollo de circuitos digitales que detectan fallos en aviones y centrales nucleares

Con el objetivo de detectar posibles fallos en el fuselaje de los aviones o en la estructura de las centrales nucleares, un equipo de ingenieros de la UPV está diseñando circuitos digitales de altas prestaciones para tratar digitalmente la señal de dispositivos utilizados en estos sectores.




La Politécnica de Valencia trabaja en el desarrollo de circuitos digitales que detectan fallos en aviones y centrales nucleares

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France to buy Airbus MRTT tankers from 2013 - AFP

France to buy Airbus tankers from 2013 - AFP:


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France to buy Airbus tankers from 2013
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PARIS — France will buy the new Airbus A330 MRTT tanker aircraft from 2013, French air force chief General Jean-Paul Palomeros was quoted as saying Saturday by an aviation website. But he added that the Telemos unmanned drone being developed by France ...

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Versatile new material combines "best qualities" of glass and resin

Versatile new material combines "best qualities" of glass and resin:

Samples of the new resin shaped with high heat  (Image: CNRS)

Synthetic resins start out as viscous liquids that eventually solidify or "cure" into clear or translucent solids. These materials, which combine the desirable properties of strength, durability and light weight, are so useful that you can find them in thousands of applications, particularly aircraft, automobiles and electronic circuits. But for all that versatility, there's one thing that's remained elusive: once cured, resins can not be reshaped. Now, a team from France's National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), led by award-winning physicist Ludwik Leibler, has developed an inexpensive and easily-produced material that is not only reshapable (like glass), but also repairable and recyclable, again, like glass. That's a potential boon for the auto body industry alone, and the possibilities for other uses are seemingly endless...
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Newly developed metallic "micro-lattice" material is world's lightest

Newly developed metallic "micro-lattice" material is world's lightest:

The new micro-lattice material is so light that it can sit atop dandelion fluff without da...

Researchers have created a new metallic material that they claim is the world’s lightest solid material. With a density of just 0.9 mg/cm3 the material is around 100 times lighter than Styrofoam and lighter than the "multiwalled carbon nanotube (MCNT) aerogel" - also dubbed "frozen smoke" – with a density of 4 mg/cm3 that we looked at earlier this year. Despite being 99.99 percent open volume, the new material boasts impressive strength and energy absorption, making it potentially useful for a range of applications...
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Phantom Eye revs its hydrogen engines (Video)



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Boeing Makes History With a Week to Remember

- Orders and commitments for 359 airplanes
- Company breaks several records for orders
- Broad support for single and twin-aisle product lines

SEATTLE, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing's (NYSE: BA) history-making week has resulted in orders and commitments for 359 airplanes.

"This has been an outstanding week for our customers and our employees," said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We're pleased that in planning for their future, our customers have chosen Boeing airplanes."

Boeing has now set a record for 777 orders in a single year with 192 to date. That surpasses the previous record of 154 set in 2005. The company also announced two record-setting deals with Emirates and Lion Air, as well as other deals during and after the Dubai Airshow:


  • Emirates Airline ordered 50 777-300ERs, with options for 20 more.
  • Oman Air ordered six 787-8s.
  • Qatar Airways ordered two 777 Freighters.
  • Lion Air committed to buy 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next Generation 737-900ERs. The agreement also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes.
  • Aviation Capital Group (ACG) committed to buy 35 737 MAX airplanes and finalized a firm order for 20 Next-Generation 737-800s.
  • Singapore Airlines finalized order for eight 777-300ERs.
  • Unidentified customer ordered eight 777s.


"We continue to see worldwide expansion in air traffic, and as a result, strong customer demand for our products and services," added Albaugh. "Our product strategy is playing out as we expected with our wide-body offerings being the airplanes of choice and the 737 MAX enjoying tremendous customer acceptance."
Demand for Boeing's airplanes is also fueling and sustaining American jobs. Since the start of this year, Boeing has added more than 11,000 jobs in its commercial airplanes division. As production rates increase across all airplane programs, the company will continue to hire a highly skilled workforce that is critical for the future of aviation.

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U.S., Europe, Russia To Talk Mars Mission

U.S., Europe, Russia To Talk Mars Mission: With U.S. commitment unclear, Europe turns to Russia on Mars sample return planning.

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How Airlines And Airframers Spar On Designs

How Airlines And Airframers Spar On Designs: Aircraft manufacturers say they are customer-focused, but do they really listen?

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Now Internationally Official: FAI Certifies Gamera World Records

Now Internationally Official: FAI Certifies Gamera World Records: Human-Powered Helicopter Developed By University Of Maryland Engineering Program The Federation Aeronautique Internationale has certified that the Clark School's Gamera human-powered helicopter team set world records earlier this year for flight duration and flight duration with a female pilot. The FAI certified the 4.2-second flight of May 12, 2011, and the 11.4-second flight of July 13, 2011, which supersedes the first.

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2013 World Aerobatic Championships Come To US

2013 World Aerobatic Championships Come To US: Chosen Site Is Jean, NV, Southwest Of Las Vegas The 27th FAI World Aerobatic Championships will be coming to the United States in 2013. Members of the FAI Aerobatics Commission met in Krakow, Poland earlier this month and approved a proposal to hold the event in Jean, Nevada. The Jean Airport (0L7) is about 25 minutes southwest of the Las Vegas Strip, immediately adjacent to the Gold Strike Hotel and Casino.

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Aena publica un nuevo libro de la colección Descubrir titulado "Cómo identificar los aviones"

Tal y como señala su autor "el objetivo de este libro es enseñarnos a diferenciar la gran variedad de aeronaves comerciales que hoy día surcan el espacio aéreo"

 

18 de noviembre de 2011

 

El Centro de Documentación y Publicaciones de Aena ha editado un

nuevo libro de la colección Descubrir dedicado, en esta ocasión "Cómo

identificar los aviones", escrito por Alejandro González Morales.

Para el autor de este texto, "el objetivo del libro es enseñarnos a

diferenciar la gran variedad de aeronaves comerciales que hoy en día

surcan el espacio aéreo".

 

En este nuevo texto, número 27 de la colección Descubrir, nos

adentramos de una manera amena en el detalle del verdadero

protagonista de la aeronáutica: el avión. Con gran detalle, Alejandro

González posa la mirada del lector en los pequeñas cosas, en las

características de cada aeronave, en las diferencias entre ellas; por

poner un ejemplo, desgrana con gran lujo de detalles la forma de las

alas, de los timones, de los motores o de cómo se despliega el tren de

aterrizaje del morro delantero, etcétera, todo ello escrito con una

tremenda sencillez, como si en vez de redactar estuviera elaborando

una comida llena de matices, de olores, texturas…

 

Tal y como asegura el creador de este libro, a lo largo de las 200

páginas de que consta dicho volumen se "podrán apreciar las

diferencias y peculiaridades físicas que distinguen un modelo de otro

semejante, mediante el uso de fotografías a todo color y explicaciones

detalladas que van a ayudar a identificarlas".

 

Cabe señalar que las instantáneas que se publican también han sido

realizadas por el polifacético autor, Alejandro González.

 

Gracias a este texto que publica con auténtica vocación de servicio

público el Centro de Documentación y Publicaciones de Aena, ya no

volveremos nunca más a preguntarnos "¿Cómo es el avión en el que

voy a volar?" o "¿qué modelo es el que está aterrizando en este

momento?"

 

Alejandro González es licenciado en Administración y Dirección de

Empresas por la Universidad Complutense y en la actualidad ejerce su

labor como controlador de radar de ruta en el Centro de Control de

Barcelona. Asimismo ha participado en el foro "controladores-pilotos

Enrique Carré" y como ya hemos señalado, su pasión por la aviación le

ha llevado a desarrollar otra faceta, la de la fotografía, que ha tenido

como resultado la publicación de imágenes de aeronaves en varias

revista del sector.

 

Aena, quiere conseguir con la colección "Descubrir" acercar el

apasionante mundo de la aeronáutica al conjunto de la sociedad,

divulgando de forma amena y accesible, todos los aspectos

relacionados con los aeropuertos, la navegación aérea y el transporte

aéreo en general.

 

Las publicaciones que edita el centro de Documentación y

Publicaciones pueden adquirirse a través de la nueva tienda online de la

página web de Aena (www.aena.es/publicaciones y www.aenaaeropuertos.

es/publicaciones).

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