El UAV Patroller que impulsa Safran ha realizo 14 vuelos de prueba

jueves, 1 de diciembre de 2011

Sagem (Grupo Safran) ha completado con éxito una serie de pruebas de vuelo de sus aviones no tripulados de vigilancia de larga resistencia, Patroller. Estos 14 vuelos de prueba, llevados a cabo desde la base de la fuerza aérea de Istres, en el sur de Francia del 19 de septiembre de 21 de octubre, se reunieron los siguientes objetivos:

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GEnx-1B earns 330min FAA ETOPS certification

GEnx-1B earns 330min FAA ETOPS certification: The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted General Electric 330min extended operations (ETOPS) approval for its GEnx-1B powerplant, in another...


Tecniberia crea un portal de empleo para ingenieros

Con el objetivo de paliar la difícil situación en la que se encuentran muchos ingenieros, la patronal de los ingenieros ha creado un portal en colaboración con la comunidad laboral "Trabajando.com" que ofrece salidas al exterior en mercados que precisan mano de obra cualificada.

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Lo último en simulación de vuelo: cabina para simular hasta 6G's

Lo último en simulación de vuelo: cabina para simular hasta 6G's:

Cuántas veces no habremos soñado con convertir nuestro simulador en algo más realista, en prepararnos una cabina de vuelo en casa. Algunos, como @MGuerreiro, incluso lo han hecho. Pero... ¿y el movimiento? También hemos visto algunas cabinas como el OVO 04. Aun una buena solución para incorporar movimiento al simulador, le falta algo... ¿Y si le doy al IL-2 o quiero hacer acrobacia? ¿Y si quiero dedicarlo a la formación y quiero que los alumnos puedan sentir realmente hasta 6G's?


Nace AAC, una nueva ingeniería aeronáutica de primer nivel formada al 50% por Ayesa y Sevilla Control

Nace AAC, una nueva ingeniería aeronáutica de primer nivel formada ... - 20minutos.es:

Nace AAC, una nueva ingeniería aeronáutica de primer nivel formada ...
... de "convertirse en un proveedor de ingeniería de primer nivel tanto para clientes finales como Airbus, Boeing, Embraer o Bombardier entre otros, como para los grandes concentradores de proyectos aeronáuticos como Alestis, Aciturri o Aernnova". ...

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Successful U.S. Army / South Korean Exercises Rely on Lockheed Martin Simulation Technology

ORLANDO, Fla., November 29, 2011, November 29th, 2011 -- The U.S. Army and Republic of Korea Army successfully conducted a large-scale, distributed command post training exercise with more than 250 participants using technology developed by Lockheed Martin.

The Full Spectrum Exercise (FSX) concluded this month, leveraging the Warfighters’ Simulation (WARSIM) and the WARSIM Intelligence Model as the major components of the Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability (JLCCTC) Multi-Resolution Federation-WARSIM training system. The test was conducted for the U.S. Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.

Through WARSIM, battle commanders, staffs and units from the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division and South Korea were able to connect across numerous locations in Kansas, Virginia and Korea for the eight-day, 180-hour exercise. As part of JLCCTC, the WARSIM program is designed to simulate all types of conflict – from major theater-level operations to stability and support missions – at the brigade, joint and coalition levels.

“Mission success largely depends on training together,” said Jim Craig, vice president of training systems at Lockheed Martin’s Global Training and Logistics business unit. “WARSIM is a reliable, adaptable system that makes it possible for commanders and staff to conduct essential training exercises that simply couldn’t take place live because of cost, distance and logistics.”

In addition to the FSX, the U.S. Army and South Korea conducted another exercise with WARSIM, called Warpath II, in October. That exercise linked more than 200 participants across Hawaii, Virginia and three separate locations in South Korea. The exercise lasted 164 hours and included both a low-intensity phase and a high-intensity, force-on-force phase, which enabled participants to experience realistic warfighting scenarios within a coalition environment.

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.


Bombardier Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended October 31, 2011

  • Consolidated revenues of $4.6 billion, an increase of 16% compared to last fiscal year
  • EBITDA of $394 million, compared to $343 million last fiscal year
  • EBIT of $301 million, or 6.5% of revenues, compared to $250 million, or 6.3%, last fiscal year
  • Net income of $192 million, compared to $147 million last fiscal year
  • Earnings per share of $0.11, compared to $0.08 last fiscal year
  • Free cash flow usage of $346 million, compared to a usage of $108 million last fiscal year
  • Cash position of $2.7 billion
  • Strong backlog of $55.3 billion


Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Spurs International Interest in Dubai Airshow Debut

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Dec. 1, 2011 -- The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company [NYSE: TXT], and The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], drew wide international attention at the Dubai Airshow held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from Nov. 13 to 17.
“The V-22 Osprey received significant interest at the Dubai Airshow from potential customers from around the world,” said John Rader, executive director of the Bell Boeing V-22 Program. “It is clear the V-22 is the right solution for those seeking range, speed, payload, and operational efficiency for military and humanitarian operations.”
The V-22 Osprey is a joint service, multirole combat aircraft that uses tiltrotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. With its nacelles and rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, its nacelles can be rotated to transition the aircraft to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight.
"The amount of interest in the V-22 exceeded our highest expectations leading up to the show, with many regional officials requesting briefings and demonstration flights," said Michael Andersen, deputy director, Bell Boeing V-22 Program. "We are now working on follow-up visits and providing information as requested by several governments."
The Osprey currently is flown by the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and the operational fleet has amassed about 125,000 flight hours, nearly half of which have come in the past two years. A total of 10 Marine Corps and two AFSOC squadrons are operationally deployable today, and the two services have together logged 16 successful combat, humanitarian, ship-based or Special Operations deployments since 2007.
“The V-22 was very well received by the international community in Dubai,” said Marine Corps Col. Greg Masiello, head of the V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) at the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). “With its unprecedented range, speed and survivability, the Osprey is perfectly suited to many of the missions that Middle Eastern forces require.”


Airbus Reports Full European Implementation of WTO Findings

- Full implementation of the few remaining recommendations and rulings following EU success on WTO appeal in May 2011
- Airbus and its government partners committed to WTO compliance
- Airbus looks to Boeing to live up to previous rhetoric on WTO compliance next year

Europe has implemented the WTO findings and thus brought the parties into full conformity with WTO obligations. In May this year, the World Trade Organization (WTO) report resulted in a decisive victory for Europe, confirming that European partnership with Airbus is legal and that government support to Airbus did not cause material injury to Boeing. Whilst pleased with the WTO’s substantial affirmation of the European position in the decision, Airbus respects that the decision did contain limited findings of subsidy effects requiring action within six months of the decision.

“We only needed to make limited changes in European policies and practices to comply with the Appellate Body’s report; we did what we needed to do and we did it in the agreed timeframe,” said Rainer Ohler, Airbus’ Head of Public Affairs and Communications. “Today, we call on the US and Boeing to do the same next year. We realize that this will mean substantial sacrifice for Boeing due to the far broader scope and scale of WTO findings of US subsidy to Boeing”.
Following a review with independent experts of what obligations resulted from the WTO’s ruling, Europe has adopted a course of action. This addresses all forms of adverse effects, all categories of subsidies and all models of Airbus aircraft covered by the WTO report. As a result, Europe has ensured full implementation of the WTO recommendations and rulings. The WTO will publicly disclose information regarding these measures at a later stage. Airbus calls on all parties to recognize that Europe has implemented in good faith, and to return to vigorous marketplace competition rather than further attempts to stifle competition through unjustified legal processes.

Airbus calls for a show of similar good faith in the implementation of the judgment of Boeing aid coming early next year. Airbus remains concerned that recent media reports of massive federal tax subsidies for Boeing suggest that it will continue to flout the rules of the game. Airbus will carefully follow this separate case to ensure that the playing field remains fair on both sides of the Atlantic.
More information about the WTO cases: www.airbus.com/presscentre/hot-topics/wto


Proyecto Arcas: Andalucía apuesta por liderar el desarrollo de sistemas aéreos no tripulados

El Centro Avanzado de Tecnologías Aeroespaciales Catec, con sede en Aerópolis, Sevilla, coordinará el proyecto europeo Arcas, que, dotado con un presupuesto de 8,2 millones de euros, se enmarca en el VII Programa Marco de la UE sobre cooperación en el ámbito de los UAS. El objetivo de Arcas es la investigación de sistemas y robots aplicados a los aviones no tripulados, centrándose en el desarrollo y experimentación del primer sistema de robots y sistemas aéreos autónomos que trabajen de manera conjunta en aplicaciones tales como el mantenimiento y el montaje de piezas y estructuras en entornos de difícil acceso.

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BAE Picks Coax-Rotor AVX for Navy UAS Bid

AVX Aircraft, the small Fort Worth-based company staffed mainly with former Bell Helicopter employees, has received another boost. A month or so ago it won an Army contract to compete against the big boys -- Bell Boeing, Boeing and Sikorsky -- to study concepts for the US Army's planned Joint Multi Role medium utility rotorcraft.

Now BAE Systems says it has teamed with AVX to bid for the US Navy's Medium-Range Maritime Unmanned Aircraft System (MRMUAS) -- an extended-endurance, multi-intelligence VTOL shipboard UAS planned for fielding in 2019. MRMUAS could also be the basis for the Army's planned Medium-Range Multi-Purpose UAS, if it becomes a joint program.

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China Returns Its First Carrier To Sea Trials

China Returns Its First Carrier To Sea Trials: Refitted Soviet Ship Varyag Raises Suspicions Among Neighbors It's easy to become so focused on the amazing pace of aviation development in China that we could forget - the country is also conducting sea trials of its first aircraft carrier. The ship is called the Varyag, and if that doesn't sound particularly Chinese, there's a reason. It's an old 300-meter-long Soviet carrier with an armored hull which was reported bought from Ukraine in 1998 without a powerplant, to be refitted.