Stratolaunch Systems announces "a radical change in the space launch industry"

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Stratolaunch Systems announces "a radical change in the space launch industry":

Stratolaunch Systems has announced its planned air-launch-to-orbit system, which will get ...

Seven years ago, philanthropist Paul G. Allen collaborated with aerospace expert Burt Rutan, to create SpaceShipOne – the first privately-funded, manned rocket ship to fly beyond Earth’s atmosphere, and winner of the Ansari X PRIZE. Now, in the post-Shuttle era, the two men have reunited to create a reusable vehicle for launching both manned and unmanned rockets into space. The project was announced in Seattle today...
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La primera turbina eólica flotante del mundo

Instalada a 350 km de la costa portuguesa, la construcción permitirá aprovechar los vientos marinos sin necesidad de gastar una fortuna fijándola al fondo del mar


Desarrollan un proyecto para facilitar el repostaje de aviones en pleno vuelo

El proyecto Nozzle Light Control Unit, de Mesurex Aeronautics, es pionero en el diseño de un dispositivo que ilumine la punta de la pértiga de repostaje y nace de la necesidad tecnológica de Airbus Military, según ha explicado hoy el director de la empresa, Antonio Soler.


Japan chooses F-35 as mainstay fighter jet: reports

Japan chooses F-35 as mainstay fighter jet: reports: Japan has chosen the US-made F-35 stealth jet as its next-generation mainstay fighter in a multi-billion dollar deal, reports said Tuesday. The defence ministry picked the jet made by Lockheed Martin to replace its ageing fleet of F-4 jets over two rivals, the Boeing-made F/A-18 Super Hornet and...

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Conferencia de la SAE: Retos y panorama de la industria aeroespacial en España

Más de un centenar de personas asistieron a la conferencia de la Sociedad Aeronáutica Española, SAE, en la Casa de América de Madrid, tanto presencialmente como por internet.

Resumen aqui: Conferencia de la SAE: Retos y panorama de la industria aeroespacial en España


Final Raptor to roll off assembly line Tuesday

Final Raptor to roll off assembly line Tuesday: MARIETTA, Ga. — The final F-22 Raptor fighter jet is expected to roll off the assembly line at a Lockheed Martin Corp. plant here on Tuesday.


Sukhoi-30MKI crashes near Pune, pilots safe - Times of India

Sukhoi-30MKI crashes near Pune, pilots safe - Times of India:


Sukhoi-30MKI crashes near Pune, pilots safe
Times of India
PUNE: A frontline Sukhoi jet of the Indian Air Force ( IAF) crashed near this Maharashtra town Tuesday but the two pilots bailed out to safety, an officer said. The crash of the SU-30MKI combat jet occurred around 1.30 pm "The pilots are safe," the ...
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Iran reject US request to return captured drone - BBC News

Iran reject US request to return captured drone - BBC News:

Islamic Republic News Agency

Iran reject US request to return captured drone
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The unmanned aircraft was now "property" of Iran and it was up to Iran to decide what to do with it, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said. Mr Vahidi said the US should apologise for invading Iranian air space. Iranian TV has broadcast pictures of the ...
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C919 passenger jet starts development phase - Chinadaily USA

C919 passenger jet starts development phase - Chinadaily USA:

C919 passenger jet starts development phase
Chinadaily USA
SHANGHAI - China's homegrown C919 large passenger plane has finished its preliminary development review and entered the development phase, a senior executive of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) in Shanghai said Friday. ...
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Boeing to Offer up to 330-Minute ETOPS on 777

Allows more direct flights, burns less fuel, emits less carbon dioxide into atmosphere

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today it has received type-design approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for up to 330-minute extended operations (ETOPS) for its 777 fleet.

The authorization allows 777 customers who purchase or already operate 777-300ER (extended range), 777-200LR (longer range), 777 Freighter and 777-200ER models equipped with General Electric engines to fly up to 330 minutes from an alternate airport. FAA approval for the 777-200ER equipped with Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney engines is expected to follow over the next few months.

"Boeing twin-engine jets have flown more than 7 million ETOPS flights since 1985, and more than 120 Boeing operators fly more than 50,000 ETOPS flights each month," said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager 777 program. "This is the logical continuation of the Boeing philosophy of point-to-point service. Passengers want to minimize their overall travel time. This is one more step in that direction."

The first airline to purchase the new longer ETOPS option is Air New Zealand. Air New Zealand completed the first 240 ETOPS flight earlier this month from Los Angeles to Auckland, N.Z.
"What this means is that the airplane is able to fly a straighter route between the city pairs and that's good for the environment," said Capt. David Morgan, chief pilot for Air New Zealand. "Less fuel is burned and less carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere. It's also good for customers because flights are potentially shorter and passengers could arrive sooner at their destinations."

The new FAA approval allows airlines that operate routes in the south Pacific, over the North Pole, and from Australia to South America and southern Africa to fly the most direct routes.
An increasing number of operators already are providing ETOPS service to their passengers. For example, 93 percent of 777, 50 percent of 767 and 33 percent of 757 operators fly ETOPS routes. Two-engine ETOPS routes are more than 60 minutes from an alternate airport.

The 777 fleet has flown more than 2 million ETOPS flights since its debut in June 1995. Fifty-three 777 operators fly more than 22,000 ETOPS flights per month.


Boeing Delivers 2nd Peace Eye AEW&C Aircraft to Republic of Korea Air Force

Peace Eye No. 2 is 1st to be modified by Korea Aerospace Industries

ROKAF BASE GIMHAE, South Korea, Dec. 13, 2011 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today delivered the second Peace Eye 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF).

The aircraft was delivered ahead of schedule to ROKAF Base Gimhae, the main operating base for the Peace Eye fleet. Peace Eye No. 2 is the first aircraft in the fleet to be modified into an AEW&C configuration by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) at its facility in Sacheon.

"The quality of KAI's work has been outstanding. Their commitment to excellence, their focus and their technical expertise were critical to the achievement of this major milestone," said Randy Price, Peace Eye program manager for Boeing.

Two additional Peace Eye aircraft are being modified by KAI in Sacheon and will be delivered to the ROKAF in 2012.

The Peace Eye program includes four 737 AEW&C aircraft plus ground support segments for mission crew training, mission support and system maintenance. 737-based AEW&C aircraft also are in production for the governments of Australia and Turkey.

Based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 commercial airplane, the 737 AEW&C aircraft is designed to provide airborne-battle-management capability with an advanced multirole electronically scanned radar and 10 state-of-the-art mission crew consoles that are able to track airborne and maritime targets simultaneously. The mission crew can direct offensive and defensive forces while maintaining continuous surveillance of the operational area.


Boeing 737 MAX Logs First Firm Order from Launch Customer Southwest Airlines

-- Southwest orders 150 737 MAX airplanes and 58 Next-Generation 737s
-- Southwest becomes launch customer; scheduled to take first 737 MAX delivery
-- Largest firm order in Boeing history

DALLAS, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Southwest Airlines today announced a firm order for 150 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes. Southwest is the first customer to finalize an order for the 737 MAX and becomes the launch customer for the new-engine variant. The Dallas-based carrier also ordered 58 Next-Generation 737s.

The firm order is the largest in Boeing history both in dollar value, nearly $19 billion at list prices, and the number of airplanes. It supports Southwest's initiative to modernize its all-Boeing fleet, the world's largest fleet of 737s. As the 737 MAX launch customer, Southwest will take delivery of the first airplane when it enters service in 2017.

"Southwest is a special Boeing customer and has been a true partner in the evolution of the 737," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh. "Throughout our 40-year relationship, our two companies have collaborated to launch the 737-300, 737-500 and the Next-Generation 737-700 – affirming the 737 as the world's preferred single-aisle airplane. As launch customer for the 737 MAX, Southwest, Boeing and the 737 continue that legacy."

The 737 MAX is the new-engine variant of the world's best-selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today's Next-Generation 737. The new-engine variant, powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines, reduces fuel burn and CO2 emissions by an additional 10-12 percent over today's most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplane. It will have the lowest operating costs in the single-aisle segment with a 7 percent advantage over tomorrow's competition.

"Today's environment demands that we become more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly, and as the launch Customer of the Boeing 737 MAX, we have accomplished both," said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO. "We are teaming up with our friends from Boeing to lead the industry in a way that makes both our shareholders and our Customers proud to associate with Southwest Airlines. Today's announcement will allow us to maintain our position as a low-cost provider in the years ahead."

This order continues the growing momentum for the 737 MAX. With the Southwest order, the 737 MAX has orders and commitments for more than 900 airplanes from 13 customers, while the Next-Generation 737 family has won orders for more than 6,600 airplanes and Boeing has delivered more than 3,800.


GM looking to bring carbon fiber to mainstream cars

GM looking to bring carbon fiber to mainstream cars:

Teijin Senior Managing Director Norio Kamei (left) and GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky shake...

Carbon fiber is nothing new to the automotive industry. Race teams and exotic automakers have been using it to decrease weight and boost performance for years. However, due to the great expense of production, carbon fiber hasn't yet extended past these top-end applications. With a new partnership, GM seeks to bring the advantages of carbon fiber to mainstream automobiles. ..
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Francia recibe el primer “Alpha Jet” modernizado

La Fuerza Aérea francesa recibió su primer avión de entrenamiento avanzado Alpha Jet E modernizado con sistemas que permiten una mejor formación en la transición a aeronaves de combate sofisticadas. La entrega de los restantes a la unidad franco-belga de adiestramiento AJeTS basada en la Base Aérea 120 de Cazaux proseguirá hasta el segundo semestre de 2013.

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Las españolas Aertec Solutions y Elimco se unen en una nueva sociedad: Glenser Aerospace

Las empresas andaluzas AERTEC Solutions y ELIMCO, referentes en el sector aeronáutico andaluz, han firmado la constitución de la sociedad GLENSER Aerospace. El objetivo de los fundadores es concentrar sus capacidades y experiencia de más de diez años en ingeniería aeronáutica, en una compañía más robusta, de mayor dimensión y con mayor concentración y cobertura de tecnologías, para dar así una respuesta global a la actual demanda del mercado aeroespacial y de sus principales actores, entre otros, EADS, Boeing, Embraer o Bombardier, además de sus respectivos Tier1.

Noticia completa: Las españolas Aertec Solutions y Elimco se unen en una nueva sociedad: Glenser Aerospace


El Primer Ministro francés llega a Brasil para intentar vender in extremis el Rafale a la FAB

François Fillon llegará a Brasil el 14 de diciembre para ,además de intercambiar puntos de vista con las autoridades locales acerca de la crísis del euro, realizar una de las últimas gestiones oficiales para que el Dassault Rafale pueda ser -tras una larguísima e inusual licitación- ser el nuevo avión de caza de la FAB.

Noticia completa: El Primer Ministro francés llega a Brasil para intentar vender in extremis el Rafale a la FAB


Tokyo Chooses F-35, Local Media Report

Tokyo Chooses F-35, Local Media Report: The selection may mean more F-35 sales since Japanese industry has urged the winning aircraft be built until late 2020s.


Lockheed receives Lot V F-35 contract for USAF

Lockheed receives Lot V F-35 contract for USAF: Lockheed Martin has been awarded a fixed-price-incentive firm target modification contract to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract to provide F-35 Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft for the US Air Force (USAF).


Barajas, mejor diseño del mundo, para 'National Geographic Traveler'

El aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas ha sido elegido por la revista National Geographic Traveler como el aeropuerto con el mejor diseño arquitectónico del mundo.

En su último número, la prestigiosa publicación selecciona a las instalaciones aeroportuarias internacionales más destacadas. Cada una de ellas sobresale en una categoría diferente y todas juntas forman, para la revista, el “aeropuerto perfecto”.

Lee la noticia completa aqui Barajas, mejor diseño del mundo, para 'National Geographic Traveler'