IAI to Present New Landing and Take-off Solutions for Unmanned Aerial Systems - defpro

martes, 28 de febrero de 2012

IAI to Present New Landing and Take-off Solutions for Unmanned Aerial Systems - defpro:



IAI to Present New Landing and Take-off Solutions for Unmanned Aerial Systems
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14:58 GMT, February 28, 2012 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will present new solutions for landing and take off of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), implemented in the Panther UAS, at the 52nd Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences.

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Virgin planea un vuelo suborbital de prueba este año - Europa Press

Virgin planea un vuelo suborbital de prueba este año - Europa Press:


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Virgin planea un vuelo suborbital de prueba este año
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Casi 500 clientes se han apuntado a los vuelos en el SpaceShipTwo, una nave de dos pilotos y seis pasajeros que construye y prueba Scaled Composites, una compañía aeroespacial fundada por el diseñador de aeronaves Burt Rutan y propiedad de Northrop ...

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Boeing B-1 Bomber Completes 10,000th Combat Mission



OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 27, 2012 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] B-1 bomber aircraft has completed its 10,000th combat mission. The heavy bomber entered service with the U.S. Air Force on June 29, 1985, and has been in nearly continuous combat for the past 10 years. The milestone mission took off from a base in Southwest Asia and was flown in support of operations over Afghanistan before returning to base.

"The B-1 brings tremendous flexibility to our nation's defense," said Lt. Col. Alejandro Gomez, mission team lead. "In any mission, the B-1 has the ability to loiter, dash, positively identify targets, show force, and strike targets precisely. Whatever our aircrews are asked to do, they can perform with this aircraft."

B-1 crews in Southwest Asia fly a variety of missions, including close air support for troops on the ground, giving them cover and alerting them to threats they cannot see. On-site maintainers keep the fleet ready to fly.

"10,000 conventional combat missions for a relatively small fleet of 66 B-1s is a major milestone and a testament to the men and women who built, sustain and modernize the fleet, including the U.S. Air Force, Boeing and our subcontractors," said Rick Greenwell, Boeing B-1 program director. "We continue to draw on expertise and experience from across Boeing to enhance our support of this amazing aircraft."

The B-1 bomber has advanced over the years as it is modified for current needs. The aircraft began as a nuclear bomber and moved into a solely conventional role in the 1990s. It carries the largest payload in the Air Force's long-range bomber fleet -- during Operation Iraqi Freedom, it dropped 40 percent of all weapons while flying only 5 percent of the sorties.

Today's B-1 can carry a mixed load of weapons in each of its three bays. Its long range allows it to base far from the conflict and loiter unrefueled for long periods. Its swept wings allow it to fly fast, slow, low or high as the situation demands. With only four crewmembers required, missions can rapidly be adjusted in flight to keep up with adversaries. The radar and targeting pod can be used for positive target identification and the aircraft can employ a variety of other weapons, including Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs), Laser JDAMs, Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles-Extended Range, and BLU-129 warheads.

"The B-1 fleet and crews have readily adapted to an ever-changing environment to accomplish this 10,000th combat sortie milestone," said Greenwell. "This aircraft has proven its ability to continue to evolve and be effective well into the future."

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Boeing Delivers First 747-8 Intercontinental VIP Airplane

First of nine 747-8 VIP airplanes will enter service after interior-completion program



EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) celebrated a major achievement in the effort to create a Queen of the Skies for the 21st Century, delivering the first 747-8 Intercontinental VIP airplane to an undisclosed customer. The airplane, which was delivered with a minimal interior, will enter service in 2014 after its VIP interior is installed.

"This is a great day for Boeing," said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 747 is the most iconic airplane in the world, and I know customers are going to love what we've done to enhance its performance. The Intercontinental is fast, efficient and quiet, offering real savings and a great flying experience. And I believe it's one of the most beautiful airplanes in the sky."

The VIP version of the 747-8 Intercontinental provides a cabin with 4,786 square feet (444.6 square meters). This 747-8 VIP will include Greenpoint Technologies' Aeroloft, located above the main cabin between the upper deck and tail of the 747-8 VIP, giving the airplane 393 square feet (36.5 square meters) of additional cabin space. The Aeroloft will be installed by Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) in Wichita, Kan.

With Aeroloft, the VIP-configured 747-8 offers a total of 5,179 square feet (481.1 square meters) of cabin space, can carry 100 passengers and has a range of about 8,840 nautical miles (16,372 km). It provides double-digit improvements in fuel burn and emissions over the 747-400, and is 30 percent more quiet. With a normal cruise speed of Mach 0.86, it is the fastest large commercial jet.

The 747-8 VIP jet is the only large airplane in its class that fits today's airport infrastructure, giving its owners the flexibility to fly to more destinations. Building on the current 747's capability to fly into most airports worldwide, the 747-8 VIP uses the same pilot type ratings, services and most ground support equipment.

To date, undisclosed customers have ordered nine 747-8 VIP airplanes.

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China's aircraft carrier hotel opens to the public

China's aircraft carrier hotel opens to the public:

The Tianjin Aircraft Carrier Hotel in China

We first covered this story back in August, when news surfaced of an unusual hotel being constructed in the bowels of ex-Russian aircraft carrier the Kiev - the centerpiece of an 80,000 square meter (20 acre) state-supported military theme park in Tianjin, China. Three carriers were purchased from the Russians around 1996, and while one is being fitted out to become China's first real aircraft carrier, the other two have found employment as a casino and – in the case of the Kiev – a novel hotel. Last year the tale could have been dismissed as perhaps a fanciful ambition, but now the ship is on track to offer 148 rooms to the public, and we have some official pictures of the interior...
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Los trabajadores denuncian a Aena por negarse a dialogar

Los técnicos de operaciones del aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas, que mantienen una huelga que registra este viernes su tercera jornada, denunciaron que la empresa no se muestra dispuesta a mantener una reunión con el comité de empresa.
Los trabajadores dicen que el comité de huelga se ha personado en el despacho de director del aeropuerto, Miguel Angel Oleaga al objeto de forzar una reunión ya que... Los trabajadores denuncian a Aena por negarse a dialogar

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Eurocopter X-3 Targets U.S. Market

Eurocopter X-3 Targets U.S. Market: Eurocopter plans to make an impact on prospective civil and military users in the U.S.

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USAF Cancels Super Tucanos; Investigates

USAF Cancels Super Tucanos; Investigates: The decision to set aside the contract is a victory for Hawker Beechcraft and another black eye for the Air Force.

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El Aeropuerto de Girona-Costa Brava adecua la plataforma para disponer de 21 nuevas posiciones de estacionamiento para aeronaves de aviación corporativa

 

El Aeropuerto de Girona-Costa Brava adecua la plataforma para disponer de 21 nuevas posiciones de estacionamiento para aeronaves de aviación corporativa

 

28 de febero de 2012

 

El Aeropuerto de Girona-Costa Brava ha iniciado los trabajos de mejora de la plataforma de aeronaves para optimizar el espacio y adecuarlo a las aeronaves de aviación general y corporativa. Con la nueva señalización horizontal que se está pintando, el aeropuerto dispondrá de 21 nuevas posiciones de estacionamiento para aeronaves pequeñas. En concreto, se han diseñado 9 posiciones para aviones tipo jet, 8 posiciones para aeronaves ligeras y 4 para helicópteros. Esta zona de la plataforma anteriormente albergaba 4 stands para Boeing 737. Los trabajos de adecuación de la señalización horizontal finalizarán a principios del mes de marzo.

 

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Airberlin reduce a 3,5 litros de combustible por cada 100 kilómetros por pasajero

De este modo, Airberlin consume menos combustible por servicio de transporte que ninguna otra aerolínea en Europa. "La protección del medio ambiente se ha convertido en un criterio de competitividad", dijo Hartmut Mehdorn, CEO de Airberlin, el viernes durante una presentación en Düsseldorf. "Un uso económico de los recursos reduce los costes de forma constante y mejora el equilibrio ambiental. Los clientes ven en ello una contribución al valor añadido que Airberlin quiere seguir fomentando".

Airberlin reduce a 3,5 litros de combustible por cada 100 kilómetros por pasajero

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INVESTIGADORES DE LA UPM ANALIZAN LA TURBULENCIA CON NUEVAS CAPACIDADES COMPUTACIONALES

La simulación de gran cantidad de datos con potentes ordenadores es el fundamento del proyecto Multiflow que se desarrollará en los próximos cinco años en la ETSI Aeronáuticos de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Javier Jiménez Sendín, catedrático de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid y experto en turbulencia a nivel internacional, dirige el equipo investigador de este proyecto, una nueva propuesta para entender la física del
fenómeno de la turbulencia.

Multiflow, acrónimo de Multiscale Dynamics of Turbulent Flows, es un proyecto de investigación básica con cinco años de duración que se encuentra en sus comienzos, organizando los recursos humanos (tres profesores, dos postdoctorados y entre cuatro y seis estudiantes de doctorado) y reforzando la infraestructura necesaria. Perteneciente al séptimo Programa Marco de la Unión Europea, ya ha recibido un reconocimiento de importancia por parte de la comunidad científica, el Advanced Grant del Consejo Europeo de Investigación (ERC, en inglés), que impulsa la excelencia en la investigación y que este año han recibido 266 científicos senior de élite, entre los que se encuentra el profesor Jiménez Sendín, al objeto de continuar sus indagaciones y experimentaciones.

“En los últimos años han aparecido nuevos datos sobre el problema de la turbulencia especialmente debido a los avances en supercomputación y que permite dar un vuelco al estudio del fenómeno, atascado desde 1850, a pesar de que un 10% de la energía que se gasta en el mundo se disipa en turbulencia cerca de las paredes, tanto en vehículos como Notas de prensaen tuberías”, expone Jiménez Sendín, quien considera por ello este momento como “clave” para continuar los estudios que ya han hecho en esta área.

Los ordenadores propios con capacidad de almacenamiento de cientos de Terabytes y el acceso a los grandes ordenadores de Europa para la simulación inician una etapa marcada por la utilización de métodos multiescala a la resolución de las ecuaciones implicadas. La primera parte del proyecto es trabajo analítico, se trata de observar cómo la energía se inyecta en la turbulencia y luego ver cómo se distribuye. La aplicación
industrial de los resultados vendrá marcada por dar respuesta a cómo se puede calcular y predecir la turbulencia y cómo se puede controlar, tanto para amortiguarla como para incrementarla.

Más allá de la aeronáutica
Para hacerlo fácilmente entendible el catedrático de la ETSI Aeronáuticos explica que “hay unas mil veces más remolinos en la estela de un Airbus que gente en el mundo. A los ingenieros nos interesa saber el resultado de todo ese barullo con un error menor del 1%”. Aproximadamente la mitad del coste energético del avión está en la resistencia de la fricción con el aire, que se da en la turbulencia cercana a la pared, denominada capa límite. “Entenderlo, calcularlo y controlarlo –continúa Jiménez Sendín– supondría una
reducción de costes, pero también de gasto energético y de contaminación medioambiental y acústica”.
Si bien la turbulencia del aire es una desventaja en el vuelo porque incrementa la resistencia aerodinámica,
también es cierto que gracias a la turbulencia se mezcla más rápidamente el aire con el combustible en el motor del avión. Por tanto, el objetivo final es entender el fenómeno para poder manejarlo según corresponda en cada caso. Además ese conocimiento no es sólo un problema aeronáutico. La estela de un barco presenta flujos turbulentos, que también están presentes en la industria química, así como en las tuberías, en la  atmósfera y el mar

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Iberia: VUELOS A LA CARTA. En 2011 Iberia realizó 130 operaciones especiales


En 2011 Iberia realizó 130 operaciones especiales

 

VUELOS A LA CARTA

 

·         Uno de los últimos vuelos especiales realizado por la compañía, trasladó el pasado 25 de febrero a 141 peregrinos desde Málaga a Tel Aviv

 

Madrid, 28 de febrero de 2011

 

En 2011 Iberia batió el récord de producción en operaciones especiales o vuelos contratados al margen de su operación regular. Una tendencia positiva que continúa este año, habiéndose alcanzado ya en los primeros dos meses del año un volumen de contratación superior a la cifra lograda en 2011.

 

Un vuelo fletado por la agencia Savitur de Málaga y con destino a Tel Aviv ha sido una de las últimas operaciones realizadas por Iberia  para trasladar 141 pasajeros a Tierra Santa.

 

Iberia también traslada durante la presente liga y de forma habitual al Málaga Club de fútbol, equipo con el que suscribió un importante acuerdo para la temporada 2011-2012.

 

Iberia será, asimismo, la compañía que tenga el privilegio de transportar a la Selección Española de Fútbol a Polonia y Ucrania para participar el próximo mes de junio en la Eurocopa 2012.

 

 

Pie de foto: Representantes de Iberia y la agencia Savitur, junto a algunos de los pasajeros que volaron a Tel Aviv el pasado mes de febrero

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SuperJet International: Nazario Cauceglia is the new Chief Executive Officer. Carmelo Cosentino confirmed President and Chairman of the Board

SuperJet International's Board of Directors has appointed Nazario Cauceglia new Chief Executive Officer
of SuperJet International, joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi (51%), a Finmeccanica company, and
Sukhoi Holding (49%).

Nazario Cauceglia, who was Chief Technical Officer of former Alenia Aeronautica (Alenia Aermacchi),
succeeds to Carlo Logli, to whom has been conveyed high appreciation of the worthy efforts spent
for the benefit of the Company during these past years and for the success achieved within the Sukhoi
Superjet 100 Program.

Carmelo Cosentino holds the position of President and Chairman of the Board of SuperJet International.

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¿Quién quiere ir a Hawaii 120 días (gastos pagados) y con comida de astronauta?

lunes, 27 de febrero de 2012

En él se simularán la vida y las condiciones de trabajo de los astronautas en una misión interplanetaria y comparará dos tipos de sistemas de alimentación tan a fondo como sea posible en el marco de una misión a Marte ficticia: Aquel que permita (dentro de las limitaciones) “cocinar” a la tripulación; frente a aquel otro sistema en el que la tripulación se alimente a partir de productos ya preparados.

Requisitos:

  • Ser graduado universitario en ingeniería, ciencias biológicas, física, matemáticas o informática.
  • Tener experiencia profesional de al menos tres años tras la obtención del grado universitario.
  • Demostrar capacidad para pasar un examen de vuelo de la clase 2
  • No tener antecedentes de cirugía de las vías respiratorias superiores, rinoplastia, sinusitis crónica o rinitis crónica.
  • Poseer una condición médica y psicológica que posibilite la participación en el estudio.
  • Tener la voluntad y la capacidad de comer una amplia variedad de alimentos.
  • Poseer un sentido del gusto y olfato normales.
  • Ser “no fumador” al menos desde 24 meses atrás.
  • Demostrar un gran interés en la exploración espacial.
  • Tener un nivel de inglés fluido oral y escrito.
  • Disponibilidad y voluntad para participar en los talleres previos a las misiones simuladas.




Apply now for the Cornell/University of Hawaii Mars Analogue Mission and Food Study!

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UNVEX 12 cerrará 3 días de conferencias y exposiciones con una demostración en AirMarugán

Como cierre final del programa de UNVEX'12, tras tres días de Conferencias y Exposición, se realizará una jornada de exhibiciones de vehículos aéreos y terrestres.

La jornada de demostraciones tendrá lugar en Air Marugán, situado en la provincia de Segovia, en un entorno ideal para la práctica del vuelo.

Las exhibiciones tendrán como objetivo mostrar a profesionales, tecnólogos y usuarios las capacidades de estos vehículos de forma práctica.

Con este objetivo se ha diseñado un programa con unos medios que permitirán realizar las exhibiciones de manera atractiva, combinando demostraciones aéreas con terrestres y visita a las carpas de expositores.

Un circuito cerrado de TV permitirá observar en grandes pantallas la evolución de las plataformas, así como las imágenes que está trasmitiendo, siempre que sea posible. El acto será conducido un locutor que acompañado de un representante de la compañiacute;a exhibidora detallará la evolución y misiones que está realizando, a través de la megafonía.

En general se trata de crear una atmósfera profesional pero a la vez entretenida que fomente al encuentro entre los participantes. Traslados descansos y almuerzo serán momentos de intercambiar opinión.

Sin duda, el mejor final para un evento que reafirma a UNVEX'12 como la Cumbre de los vehículos no tripulados en España.

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UNVEX'12, La Cumbre Española de UAS en Madrid en Abril

Como novedades en su segunda edición, UNVEX'12 incluirá conferencias relacionadas con sistemas marinos y terrestres, además de los aéreos, y dedicará un área de la exposición a proyectos universitarios.

UNVEX'12, que se celebrará en Madrid del 23 al 26 de abril, reunirá en su segunda edición a organismos, instituciones y empresas con interés en estar informados y mostrar su capacidad en Sistemas No Tripulados (US). El encuentro, que se celebrará en el Hotel Auditorium de Madrid está organizado por IDS, cuenta con el apoyo y respaldo del Ministerio de Defensa; de las dos principales asociaciones empresariales del sector: TEDAE y AESMIDE; y de la Plataforma Tecnológica Hisparob; así como con el patrocinio de Cassidian, Thales, Navantia, Tekplus y CESA y la colaboración de Hisdesat.

Para estas compañías UNVEX'12 representa la oportunidad de mostrar su capacidad y potencialidad en la materia, además de un punto de encuentro donde se sucederán numerosas conferencias de los temas más actuales en el sector de los Sistemas No Tripulados, desde las novedades en tecnología, aplicaciones hasta consideraciones legales y regulatorias. El evento se presenta como un encuentro sectorial imprescindible. Fuentes de la organización han apuntado el gran interés que están mostrando tanto empresas como usuarios, relacionados con actividades de seguridad y aplicaciones civiles.

Concretamente, y como novedad en su segunda edición, acudirán conferenciantes que tratarán temas, no sólo de ámbito aéreo sino también terrestre y marino, lo que completará un programa de intervenciones que incluye a profesionales, expertos y representantes de instituciones y organismos, españoles e internacionales.

Otra novedad de este año se centra en el área de Proyectos Universitarios. Con ella, UNVEX'12 quiere apoyar y dar a conocer el importante papel que muchas universidades españolas están desempeñando en el desarrollo de este campo tecnológico de futuro.

El sector de los Sistemas No Tripulados

El mercado mundial de los Sistemas No Tripulados (US) (1) ha crecido notablemente en los últimos años y va a seguir creciendo a un ritmo del 5,5% anual. Hoy día, 50 países hacen uso de estos sistemas, siendo el principal usuario Estados Unidos que todavía representa un 58% del mercado mundial. Países como China, Rusia, India o Brasil están empezando a tener un papel protagonista en la materia, así como Europa Occidental que se augura será una región clave.

En estos momentos, Francia y Reino Unido representan las ¾ del negocio en la UE pero las previsiones apuntan a que España ocupa una buena posición y tendrá oportunidades de negocio muy importantes.

En cuanto a la tendencia del mercado, respecto a los sistemas no tripulados navales y terrestres, el analista de IHS Jane's, Derrick Maple ha confirmado el desarrollo creciente de los primeros, mientras que el mercado de los terrestres se ha estabilizado debido al gran volumen de sistemas en el mercado hoy día (28.000 frente a los 14.600 aéreos y 1.400 navales). En el ámbito de las aeronaves no tripuladas (UAV), se prevé que la demanda mundial llegue a duplicarse en los próximos diez años.

Toda la información sobre el evento y vías de participación se encuentra disponible en la página web www.unvex12.com

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Se intensifican los ataques en Homs, Siria, mediante el uso de UAV

El ejército sirio sigue con los intensos bombardeos a la ciudad de Homs (Siria), mediante artillería pesada y cohetes del régimen aunque los ataques se intensifican cada vez que sobrevuelan el cielo de Homs los aviones no tripulados.
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EASA Type Certificate for Sukhoi Superjet 100 is handed over to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company

Patrick Goudou, Executive Director of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) handed over today the EASA Type Certificate for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (RRJ-95B) to the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) during the ceremony held at the headquarters of the Interstate Aviation Committee in Moscow. The representatives of the Russian Government, European and Russian Aviation Authorities, aircraft industry were present.

EASA issued Type Certificate A-176 for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (RRJ-95B) on February 3, 2012. The certificate recognizes that the SSJ100 aircraft complies with EASA strict airworthiness and environmental requirements. The validation allows European airlines and carriers operating in countries using EASA regulations as reference standard, accept and operate the SSJ100 (RRJ-95B) aircraft. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 represents the first Russian passenger aircraft certified according to EASA CS-25.

This EASA certificate obtainment became the result of vast certification campaign performed by EASA, IAC AR and SCAC in association with Certification centers, Alenia Aermacchi (former Alenia Aeronautica) and key aircraft systems suppliers.

European validation was launched after application for IAC AR certification in 2004 and went through four different phases, simultaneously with the Certification process with Russian Certification Authorities: Familiarization, Certification Programs Agreement, Compliance Determination and Final Project Report. The European Authority first got familiarized with the aircraft, then deeply examined the aircraft technical characteristics and, received proof of its performance and safety, and as the result the EASA Type Certificate was issued.

The European validation program included several dedicated flight and ground tests. In particular the EASA pilots went through numerous sessions on the “electronics bird” (SSJ100 integrated simulator) and participated in 45 certification flights (total duration about 70 flight hours) in order to prove the safety and in-flight performance of the SSJ100 aircraft in any situation. The ground tests covered, among others, the ultimate pressure load of the fuselage, the bird strike of the front upper cockpit panel, the broken-tire strike of the lower hatch cover of the wing fuel tank and the fire-resistance of the composite flap. In the frame of ten working groups (“Panels”) 84 Certification Review Items and 60 Certification Action Items were analyzed, substantiated and agreed while more than 500 actions and questions received from the Authorities were timely and satisfactory closed.

“The job we have done together is really great. We thank our colleagues from the EASA and IAC AR for their big support sincerely. The European certification is key milestone in getting worldwide recognition of our aircraft which will open up new perspectives for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 in the international markets. Thanks to the experience and dedication of the fully integrated multicultural SSJ100 Team, the EASA Certificate has been granted only one year after the achievement of the IAC AR Type Certificate,” — said Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk, President of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company.

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C919 Design Proceeds, But Without CAAC

C919 Design Proceeds, But Without CAAC: Chinese aviation regulator declines to become involved until its certification processes are endorsed by the FAA.

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Boeing admite que hasta 55 de sus B787 Dreamliner presentan fallos en sus fuselajes

“Las piezas mal conectadas habían provocado fisuras o intersticios en láminas de la estructura de fibra de carbón de los aviones”, según informó la publicación industrial Fightglobal. Por ahora se han utilizado piezas para rellenar los espacios entre esas partes del avión.

Boeing admite que hasta 55 de sus B787 Dreamliner presentan fallos en sus fuselajes

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Boeing Marks 1st Anniversary of KC-46A Tanker Contract Award

Major milestones completed on schedule as program prepares for Preliminary Design Review

MUKILTEO, Wash., Feb. 24, 2012 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] KC-46 Tanker program today marked the first anniversary of receiving a U.S. Air Force contract to build the next-generation aerial refueling tanker, the KC-46A. Over the past year, the program has completed key milestones in support of the design and development phase on or ahead of schedule, and is now preparing for a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) in March.

"The KC-46 program is on a good path. Boeing's performance thus far has been solid," said Maj. Gen. Chris Bogdan, KC-46 Program Executive Officer, U.S. Air Force. "Our commitment is to deliver the KC-46A to the nation's warfighters, on schedule and ready to go to war on Day One, as the world's most advanced tanker. I'm pleased to report that Boeing is meeting its commitments."

Since receiving the contract on Feb. 24, 2011, the Boeing KC-46 team has completed several major milestones, including a System Requirements Review, Integrated Baseline Review, 767-2C PDR, and Firm Configuration Reviews for the 767-2C and the KC-46A Tanker.

"I'm very proud of our joint team," said Maureen Dougherty, Boeing KC-46 Tanker vice president and program manager. "We're drawing on the best of Boeing's industry-leading commercial airplane and defense expertise as we design and develop the KC-46A, which is a next-generation derivative aircraft. We remain on plan to deliver the first 18 combat-ready tankers by 2017."

The PDR, which will ensure that Boeing's design meets system requirements, will be followed by a Critical Design Review (CDR) in the third quarter of 2013. The CDR determines that the design of the KC-46A is mature and ready to proceed to the manufacturing phase of the program.

Boeing will build 179 next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft that will begin to replace the Air Force's fleet of 416 KC-135 tankers. Based on the proven Boeing 767 commercial airplane, the KC-46A tanker is a widebody, multi-mission aircraft updated with the latest and most advanced technology to meet the demanding mission requirements of the future, including a digital flight deck featuring Boeing 787 Dreamliner electronic displays and a flight control design philosophy that places aircrews in command to maximize combat maneuverability. The KC-46A also features a modernized KC-10 boom with a fly-by-wire control system, and a refueling envelope and fuel offload rate that is greater than the KC-135 it will replace.

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Flight Test And Production Progress Report

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 23, 2012 -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] F-35 program continues to build on its 2011 flight test success. For 2012, the baseline F-35 System Development and Demonstration (SDD) flight test plan calls for the accumulation of 1,001 test flights and 7,873 test points. However, growth in test point requirements throughout the year is anticipated, and the plan will be adjusted as needed.

As of Feb. 20, the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation multirole fighter had conducted 114 flight tests and achieved 773 test points. A portion of the earned test points came from work added to the flight test baseline plan. Lockheed Martin has delivered three F-35s to the Department of Defense (DOD) year to date.

Since Jan. 1, the F-35 program accomplished several flight test and production milestones:
  • On Jan. 9, AF-4, an F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) test aircraft, reached the highest altitude to date in an F-35; 43,000 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL).
  • Lockheed Martin ferried the first two production model F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps on Jan. 11. The aircraft, known as BF-6 and BF-8, are now assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's Marine Fighter/Attack Training Squadron 501 residing with the host 33d Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Fla.
  • Demonstrating the ongoing maturation of the F-35 integrated sensor suite, AF-3, an F-35A CTOL test jet, completed the first low Distributed Aperture System (DAS) approach on Jan. 17.
  • On Jan. 18, the first night flight in the history of the Lockheed Martin F-35 program was completed at Edwards AFB, Calif. Piloted by Lockheed Martin test pilot Mark Ward, AF-6, an F-35A CTOL test jet, took off at 5:05 p.m. PST and landed after sunset at 6:22 p.m.
  • With the ferry flight of BF-7, an F-35B STOVL, Eglin AFB, Fla., became home of the largest F-35 fleet in the DOD on Jan. 19. BF-7 was the 23rd F-35 Lightning II delivered to the DOD.
  • On Jan. 20, citing the tremendous progress the F-35B STOVL variant made in 2011, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rescinded probation for the F-35B, almost a full year ahead of schedule.
  • The F-35 SDD fleet including AA-1, the original test aircraft, crossed the 2,500 flight hour threshold on Jan. 25.
  • On Feb. 16 at Edwards AFB, Calif., AF-1, an F-35A CTOL test jet, flew the first external weapons test mission in program history.

Cumulative flight test activity totals for 2012 through Feb. 20 are provided below:
  • F-35A CTOL jets have flown 46 times.
  • F-35B STOVL aircraft have completed 45 flights.
  • F-35C Carrier Variant (CV) jets have flown 23 times.

From the start of flight testing in December 2006, F-35s have flown 1,704 times, including the production-model flights and AA-1, the original flight test aircraft. For video highlights of the F-35 program, click here.

The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th Generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. Lockheed Martin is developing the F-35 with its principal industrial partners, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems.

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Más cerca del turismo espacial (Aernnova)

domingo, 26 de febrero de 2012

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Se trata del consorcio internacional llamado Booster, del que participan las empresas españolas Elecnor Deimos Space y Aernnova Engineering, según publicó El Mundo en su edición digital. Booster contará con su propio minitransbordador, ...

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NHK balloon camera aims to make bird's-eye shots easy

NHK balloon camera aims to make bird's-eye shots easy:

NHK's gyro-stabilized balloon camera rig

For those who dream of one day shooting aerial footage without the bulky cranes and cables to hold everything aloft, Japan's NHK may have just the thing: a tethered, balloon-mounted, four-axis gyro-stabilized camera rig that weighs in at about 2 kg and can soar up to 300 meters...
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Graphene could find use as world's thinnest anti-corrosion coating

Graphene could find use as world's thinnest anti-corrosion coating:

Scientists have determined that graphene could be put to use as the world's thinnest anti-...

It seems like the uses for graphene just won’t stop coming. The ultra-strong sheet material, made from bonded carbon atoms, has so far shown promise for use in transistors, computer chips, DNA sequencing, and batteries ... just to name a few possibilities. Now, scientists have discovered that it can also be used as a very effective anti-corrosion coating – and at just one atom in thickness, it’s thinner than any of the alternatives...
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UK's next generation Wildcat helicopter completes sea trials

UK's next generation Wildcat helicopter completes sea trials:

The Lynx Wildcat (AW 159) completes 20 days of sea trials aboard the frigate HMS Iron Duke...

A Lynx Wildcat helicopter has completed 20 days of sea trials aboard the British frigate HMS Iron Duke in waters off southern England and northern Scotland. It was the latest in a series of trials required before the £16 million state-of-the-art combat aircraft can enter into active service with the British Army and the Royal Navy. The latest tests involved putting the helicopter through tests that involved over 400 day and nighttime take offs and landings from the Iron Duke in the worst weather conditions that could be found to put the mission systems, night-vision equipment and navigation systems through their paces...
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Un recorrido por la fábrica de Boeing en Everett

Si te consideras fanático de los aviones y su fascinante mundo, o si sólo tienes un espíritu curioso o buscas un atractivo distinto para disfrutar y aprender más en un viaje a Everett, entonces no deberías dejar pasar la oportunidad de visitar y conocer la planta que muy cerca de allí tiene Boeing.

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NTSB calls for safety upgrades for Boeing 737 cabin, pilot seats

NTSB calls for safety upgrades for Boeing 737 cabin, pilot seats: Passengers and pilots in a series of survivable Boeing 737 crashes may have been injured by approved cabin overhead systems or crew seat belt restraints...

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General Atomics tests sense-and-avoid radar

General Atomics tests sense-and-avoid radar: General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has successfully flight tested a sense-and-avoid radar aboard a Twin Otter test bed. The Due Regard active...

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Irán muestra de nuevo el avión no tripulado estadounidense RQ-170 capturado en diciembre


El pasado 11 de febrero fue mostrado en Teherán, durante una manifestación orquestada por el Gobierno para conmemorar el 33 aniversario de la victoria de la Revolución islámica, el RQ-170 norteamericano capturado el 4 de diciembre de 2011. Aunque no está claro si el aparato mostrado es una reproducción del original, ésta puede ser considerada la primera aparición pública del avión no tripulado de Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel, desde que fuera mostrado por primera vez a los medios iraníes tras su captura.


Irán muestra de nuevo el avión no tripulado estadounidense RQ-170 capturado en diciembre


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Eurocopter X-3 Targets U.S. Market

Eurocopter X-3 Targets U.S. Market: High-speed hybrid's flight demos to come amid flurry of non-conventional rotorcraft projects.

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Sky Sapience Introduces the HoverMast Autonomous Hovering Platform

Sky Sapience Introduces the HoverMast Autonomous Hovering Platform


The ‘HoverMast’ developed by the Israeli start-up company Sky Sapience is scheduled to go on an operational evaluation in the upcoming months, demonstrating the system’s capability to expand the surveillance coverage of unmanned ground vehicles. The HoverMast will be unveiled at the upcoming AUVSI Conference and Exhibition to be held in Tel-Aviv next month. Sky Sapience is positioned to compete with IAI's ETOP, which is a larger, heavier platform.

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Japan may halt F-35 purchase over price rise

Japan may halt F-35 purchase over price rise: Japan’s Defence Ministry has indicated that it may halt purchases of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter, currently being developed by an international consortium led by Lockheed Martin, if the US raises the price tag.

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British Test Pilot Marks Milestone In JSF Program

British Test Pilot Marks Milestone In JSF Program: First UK Pilot To Fly The Carrier Variant Of The F-35 On February 21, Royal Air Force (RAF) Squadron Leader Jim Schofield became the United Kingdom's first military test pilot to fly the F-35C, the carrier variant of the Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. Schofield's flight is the latest in a series of milestones for the UK's Joint Combat Aircraft program, which included the first F-35C launch on the test electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) on November 18, 2011, and the rollout of the first UK F-35 from the production line four days later.

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El Ayuntamiento de Madrid participará en la gestión de Barajas

Madrid.- La ministra de Fomento, Ana Pastor y la alcaldesa madrileña, Ana Botella, acordaron en el encuentro que mantuvieron ayer que el Ayuntamiento de Madrid forme parte de los Comités de Coordinación Aeroportuaria y de Coordinación de Franjas Horarias. Se da respuesta así a una reivindicación histórica del consistorio madrileño, nunca atendida hasta ahora.

La Ley de Capitalidad avala la petición municipal. En su artículo 37.1, la Ley establece que el Ayuntamiento participará en la gestión de infraestructuras, servicios y equipamientos que, siendo la titularidad de la Administración general del Estado, afectan directamente a la ciudad de Madrid. Y ese es el caso de Barajas.

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Publicados los ceses y nombramientos del Consejo de Administración de Aena Aeropuertos

Madrid.- El Boletín Oficial del Registro Mercantil (BORME) publica hoy el cese y nombramientos del Consejo de Administración de Aena Aeropuertos, S. A. Entre los 10 nombrados el pasado verano por el anterior Ministerio de Fomento sólo subsiste Ginés de Rus Mendoza.



Los nuevos consejeros nombrados por Fomento son:


Publicados los ceses y nombramientos del Consejo de Administración de Aena Aeropuertos

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F-35A Joint Strike Fighter straps on its missiles

miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2012

F-35A Joint Strike Fighter straps on its missiles:

An F-35A Joint Strike Fighter with an external weapons load (Photo: Paul Weatherman at Loc...

The F-35A is the conventional takeoff and landing version of the Joint Strike Fighter, intended primarily for the U.S. Air Force short range fighter role. These single-seat single-engine fifth-generation fighters are designed to carry out air defense, ground attack, and recon missions. February 16, 2012 marked the first flight of the F-35A carrying an external load of two Raytheon AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles. The F-35A also had four additional weapons pylons attached each of which can carry 2000-pound air-to-ground weapons.
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Se buscan ideas:¿qué hacemos con la estación espacial?

Interesante, sorprendente y preocupante. Eso me parece el reciente comentario de Bill Gerstenmeier, Administrador Asociado para la Exploración y Operaciones Tripuladas de la NASA, en una conferencia sobre transporte espacial comercial promovida por la FAA (la agencia federal aeroespacial norteamericana). En su discurso, Gerstenmeier ha admitido que la NASA ha invertido enormes sumas de dinero en... Se buscan ideas:¿qué hacemos con la estación espacial?

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CSeries Engine Enters Ice Testing In Manitoba

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USAF T-38 trainer replacement programme deferred to 2020

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BAE APKWS completes flight testing on fixed-wing aircraft

BAE APKWS completes flight testing on fixed-wing aircraft: The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), developed by BAE Systems, successfully demonstrated its capabilities on fixed-wing aircraft during flight tests conducted at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, US in January 2012.

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USAF F-35A completes first external missiles testing

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PurePower Geared Turbofan Certification Test Program Progressing 'Rapidly'

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American Eurocopter To Open Sales Office In Manhattan

American Eurocopter To Open Sales Office In Manhattan: To Be Located At Atlantic Aviation Metroport One of the most popular ways of getting around New York City is by helicopter, and with that in mind, American Eurocopter is going where the potential customers are. The company annouced this week that it will open a dedicated helicopter sales office in New York City next month.

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El presidente de Vueling será también consejero de EADS: Rajoy elige a Piqué para representar a España en Airbus El presidente de Vueling será también consejero de EADS

El Gobierno pretende aprovecharla con Piqué, conocido en los ambientes políticos europeos desde su etapa en Exteriores y con dominio de idiomas. El Gobierno estaba obligado a elegir un representante cualificado para un consejo de administración en el que también figura el ex presidente del Banco Central Europeo, Jean Claude Trichet, o el magnate hindú Lakshmi N. Mittal.

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Galicia abandonará las subvenciones a los vuelos

Santiago.- A partir del próximo año, en que expira el convenio con la aerolínea irlandesa de bajo coste Ryanair, la Junta de Galicia dejará de subvencionar los vuelos en la comunidad gallega, según anunció su conselleiro de medio Ambiente, Territorio e Infraestructuras, Agustín Hernández Fernández de Rojas.


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Diez proyectos para el futuro aeroespacial

Barcelona.- La sede de CosmoCaixa, en Barcelona, acogió ayer los diez proyectos seleccionados en la segunda sesión de Ecotendencia Moverse Volando, el concurso convocado por la Obra social de La Caixa, dedicado en esta edición a emprendedores en el sector aeroespacial.

Diez proyectos para el futuro aeroespacial

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Boeing and US Air Force Mark Delivery of 1st Re-winged A-10 Thunderbolt II

lunes, 20 de febrero de 2012

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, Feb. 16, 2012 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 15 celebrated the rollout of the first re-winged A-10 Thunderbolt II in a ceremony at Hill Air Force Base. Boeing is under contract with the Air Force to deliver 233 wing sets through 2018.

"This enhanced wing assembly will give the A-10 new strength and a new foundation for its continued service into 2040," said Mark Bass, Maintenance, Modifications & Upgrades vice president and general manager for Boeing Defense, Space & Security. "Boeing remains a committed partner in ensuring the A-10 continues to be a ready, reliable and viable weapon system for the U.S. Air Force."

The A-10 wing replacement program is an example of Boeing's continued expansion into non-Boeing platform work. The wing sets are produced at the company's production facility in Macon, Ga., with partner Korean Aerospace Industries. They are delivered to the Air Force customer at the Ogden Air Logistics Center.

Boeing delivered the first A-10 wing set to the Air Force in March 2011. After mating to the aircraft and validation and verification of the wing, Air Force pilots flew the aircraft on its first flight in November.

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A350's Trent XWB engine makes successful first flight on Airbus’ A380 test aircraft

Promising start to engine flight-test campaign one year ahead of A350 first flight
Flight tests to ensure high level of maturity from day one

18 FEBRUARY 2012 PRESS RELEASE

The A350 XWB's new engine – the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB – has successfully made its maiden flight aboard Airbus' dedicated A380 "Flying-Test-Bed" aircraft. The aircraft took off from Airbus facilities in Toulouse and performed a flight of more than five hours during which the engine covered a wide range of power settings at altitudes up to 43,000ft. The aircraft handling qualities were evaluated from low speeds to Mach 0.9. The engine not only operated flawlessly, but also demonstrated its new-generation fuel efficiency and low noise.

The Trent XWB development engine, specially fitted with test sensors to measure hundreds of parameters, was mounted on the A380's inner left engine pylon, replacing one of the aircraft's Trent 900 engines. The crew on board this first flight were: Airbus Experimental test pilots Terry Lutz and Frank Chapman; Experimental Test Flight Engineer Pascal Verneau; and Flight Test Engineers Emanuele Costanzo and Tuan Do.

"The A350 XWB's engine performed excellently during its first flight-test, just as we expected," said Charles Champion, Executive Vice President of Engineering at Airbus. "This is a promising start to the Trent XWB's flight-test programme which will ensure a thorough real-life testing of the engine, nacelle and its systems." He adds: "This will allow for a high level of powerplant integration, maturity and reliability to be achieved by the time it flies on the first A350 XWB aircraft."

Commencing around one year prior to the A350 XWB's first flight, this engine flight-test programme is scheduled to accumulate around 175 flight hours – some three times more airborne flying hours than on previous programmes. This will be accomplished over a seven month period and will include hot weather as well as icing condition testing campaigns. It will also test the advanced nacelle and thrust reverser system provided by Goodrich.

The overall objective of these flight-tests is the early and systematic validation of all performance aspects of the engine and also the associated systems. In turn, this will contribute to significantly 'de-risking' the A350 XWB's development well ahead of entry-into-service. The first results of this flight-test campaign are expected this summer.

Airbus is the world's leading commercial aircraft manufacturer producing the most modern and efficient airliners from 100 seats to over 500. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the US, China, Japan and in the Middle East. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS company.

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MotoLOAD motorcycle loading system for light aircraft

domingo, 19 de febrero de 2012

MotoLOAD motorcycle loading system for light aircraft:

The MotoLOAD winches a MotoCYCLE into an airplane using a cordless drill

Light planes are a great way to get from A to B, but with the majority of small airports not boasting ground transportation services, getting from B to C can pose more of a problem. That's where the MotoLOAD system from Illinois-based MotoPOD comes in. Designed to slot into a small aircraft, the system makes unloading and unloading of some additional two-wheeled transport a simple job for just one person and their trusty cordless drill...
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Tegris: Thermoplastic composite takes on carbon fiber

Tegris: Thermoplastic composite takes on carbon fiber:

Whilst having similar properties to carbon fiber, Tegris won't shatter on impact, is appro...

Spartanburg, South Carolina, is home to one of the largest privately owned chemical and textile research establishments in the world, Milliken & Company. The firm's innovative research that combines textiles and chemistry has now produced a thermoplastic composite called Tegris that is cheap, recyclable and tough. These properties make Tegris an attractive alternative to (or composite partner for) carbon fiber, and it's already proving to have wide ranging applications in the automotive, military and sporting industries. ..
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Un informe confidencial norteamericano revela que el F-35C (modelo embarcado), no está en condiciones de aterrizar en portaaviones

Un informe confidencial norteamericano revela que el F-35C (modelo embarcado), no está en condiciones de aterrizar en portaaviones:

Mientras los primeros F-35 ya han sido entregados a la Fuerza Aérea y al Cuerpo de Infantería de Marina, que pronto empezarán el entrenamiento de sus pilotos, un informe confidencial del Pentágono sobre este caza de quinta generación, obtenido y hecho público en su web por la organización sin ánimo de lucro Project On Government Oversight (POGO), revelaría que el avión de combate de factoría norteamericano presenta tantos desperfectos que desaconseja, por prematuro, su entrega a Fuerza Aérea de EEUU.

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NASA Leadership In Space Exploration Shaken

NASA Leadership In Space Exploration Shaken: NASA faces a loss of confidence after unilateral withdrawal from series of joint robotic missions to Mars with the ESA.

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New Bomber Force May Need 200 Aircraft

New Bomber Force May Need 200 Aircraft: The requirement for the Long Range Strike-Bomber could be as high as 200 aircraft as they replace aging B-1s and ­B-52s.

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EASA AD Demands A380 Rivet Replacement

EASA AD Demands A380 Rivet Replacement: The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) mandated the replacement of six aluminum rivets on the Airbus A380 in its latest airworthiness directive (AD 12-014) for the type.

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Unmanned revolution – how companies are aiding UAV progress

Unmanned revolution – how companies are aiding UAV progress: The unmanned aerial systems industry remains strong, as it adapts to support the requirements of global armed forces. Berenice Baker talks to BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and Elbit Systems about their latest developments and how they work with the mi…

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Pipistrel Circumnavigation Attempt Is Safe In Antarctica

Pipistrel Circumnavigation Attempt Is Safe In Antarctica: Landed On The Southernmost Continent February 16th The Slovene pilot Matev Lenarcic, who is flying around the world in his modified Virus SW 914 Turbo with an Intercooler unit, made a succesfull landing in the Antarctic February 16th at 1800 CET on the antarctic base of Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva. This historic moment is the first-ever landing of a Pipistrel airrcaft of the 7th continent.

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Airborne Laser Test Bed Retires To Arizona

Airborne Laser Test Bed Retires To Arizona: Modified 747 Has Completed Its Mission The Air Force said Tuesday that the Airborne Laser Test Bed (ALTB) has completed the key MDA Knowledge Points, and has transitioned into long-term storage at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, AZ. The ALTB demonstrated the viability of a directed energy weapon for missile defense by tracking and destroying a boosting, representative foreign ballistic missile in flight.

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Singapore Air Show 2012 – Day 4 and summary

jueves, 16 de febrero de 2012

Singapore Air Show 2012 – Day 4 and summary:

Highlights and summary from the last trade day of the Singapore Air Show 2012.


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TLP en Albacete: un día con la aviación de élite de la OTAN - Atenea Digital

TLP en Albacete: un día con la aviación de élite de la OTAN - Atenea Digital:



TLP en Albacete: un día con la aviación de élite de la OTAN
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Mientras los primeros aviones participantes rodaban hacia la cabecera de la pista, a mitad de ésta aparecían cuatro helicópteros: un Super Puma del 803 Escuadrón del EA, un Sikorsky SH-60B de la 10ª Escuadrilla de la Armada, y dos AW101 Merlin de la ...

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EVA Air's Hello Kitty Plane (PHOTOS)

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New technique for mass-producing microbots inspired by pop-up books and origami

New technique for mass-producing microbots inspired by pop-up books and origami:

Inspired by origami and children's pop-up books, Harvard engineers have pioneered a means ...

Inspired by origami and children's pop-up books, Harvard engineers have pioneered a means of mass-producing bee-sized flying microrobots. The breakthrough mechanizes the already state-of-the art process of making Harvard's Mobee robots by hand, by mass producing flat assemblies by the sheet which can be folded and assembled in a single movement. The technique, which cunningly exploits existing machinery for making printed circuit boards, can theoretically be applied to a multitude of electromechanical machines...
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Avic, Pakistan Working On JF-17 Two-Seater

Avic, Pakistan Working On JF-17 Two-Seater: Avic is developing a two-seat version of the JF-17 Thunder fighter in cooperation with Pakistan.

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Airberlin empieza a usar el sistema de aterrizaje de precisión por satélite en vuelos regulares

Berlín.- Airberlin es la primera compañía aérea en Europa en usar los aterrizajes de precisión en los vuelos regulares en el aeropuerto de Bremen, tras obtener la autorización del nuevo sistema de aterrizaje por satélite GBAS, para la estación de tierra como sistema de aterrizaje primario, por parte del Organismo de Inspección Alemán de Control del Tráfico aéreo (BAF).

Airberlin empieza a usar el sistema de aterrizaje de precisión por satélite en vuelos regulares


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Singapore Air Show 2012 – Day 1

A report on some of the pre-show highlights from this year’s Singapore Air Show 2012.


Singapore Air Show 2012 – Day 1

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AENA prueba en Barajas un sistema para no perder el slot

AENA prueba en Barajas un sistema para no perder el slot:

Los pilotos y el personal de handling ya no tendrán excusa para perder el slot de despegue. Un nuevo sistema en pruebas en el aeropuerto de Madrid Barajas les informará contínuamente del mismo.

El sistema de guía de atraque se usará también para avisar del tiempo que resta hasta el slot de salida.

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Singapore Air Show 2012 – Day 2

A report on some of the highlights from the first trade day from this year’s Singapore Air Show 2012.

Singapore Air Show 2012 – Day 2

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Russia to increase number of fighters in test flights

Russia to increase number of fighters in test flights: The number of Russia's Sukhoi T-50 5th generation fighters involved in test flights will be increased from three to 14 by 2015, Russian Air Force commander Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin told RIA Novosti Monday. "There are three fighters already in tests, another three are expected to be tested in the...



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US Air Force gives U-2 spy plane another lease on life

US Air Force gives U-2 spy plane another lease on life: The aging U-2 spy plane of Cold War fame has avoided retirement and will stay in the air until 2025, the Air Force said Monday, because the costly drone due to replace it turned out to be less effective. As part of cost-saving measures announced by the Pentagon, officials concluded the U-2 jet --...



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Lockheed launches new lower cost version of the C-130J Super Hercules

miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2012

Lockheed launches new lower cost version of the C-130J Super Hercules: The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is the most advanced airlifter ever built. The C‑130J combines the latest in aerospace technology with a proven, rugged airframe design. The result is an aircraft that gives an operator more capability with greater operational efficiency than any other...



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La compañía vasca Sener logra su primer contrato de ingeniería naval en China

La compañía vasca Sener logra su primer contrato de ingeniería naval en China: Sener ha logrado un contrato en China para diseñar un buque de pesca que combina el arrastre de fondo (lenguado, calamar, merluza, etc) con el arrastre pelágico (sardina, chicharro...) e incluye plantas de procesado, congelación y almacenamiento para ambos procedimientos de pesca.



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Air Europa incorporará en pleno ERE tres nuevos aviones a su flota - Preferente

Air Europa incorporará en pleno ERE tres nuevos aviones a su flota - Preferente:



Air Europa incorporará en pleno ERE tres nuevos aviones a su flota
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Así mismo, la compañía ya ha dejado parados en el aeropuerto de Palma cuatro aviones Embraer, lo que forma parte del plan para el invierno de la aerolínea que preveía parar entre 5 y 10 aviones. Sin embargo, de los cuatro Embraer dos han vuelto a ser ...

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CFM Plans eCore3 Tests in 2012 - Aviation International News

CFM Plans eCore3 Tests in 2012 - Aviation International News:


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CFM Plans eCore3 Tests in 2012
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by Thierry Dubois In late 2012 CFM International plans to run the third development core, known as “eCore 3,” for the Leap engine it is developing for the Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX and Comac C919 airliners. On Tuesday, the General Electric-Snecma ...

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COMAC to sign key suppliers for C919 by June - China Daily

COMAC to sign key suppliers for C919 by June - China Daily:


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COMAC to sign key suppliers for C919 by June
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On Tuesday, the company, also known as COMAC, named AVIC Landing Gear Advanced Manufacturing Co, Liebherr and Moog Inc as suppliers for the C919, according to a statement from the plane maker at the Singapore air show. All 33 major systems providers ...
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China's Comac Wins Order for 20 C919 Planes From BOC Aviation - Bloomberg

China's Comac Wins Order for 20 C919 Planes From BOC Aviation - Bloomberg:


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China's Comac Wins Order for 20 C919 Planes From BOC Aviation
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AgustaWestland AW609 tiltrotor aims for 2016 FAA certification

AgustaWestland AW609 tiltrotor aims for 2016 FAA certification:

The AW609 tiltrotor aircraft from AgustaWestland combines the benefits of a helicopter wit...

We’ve been following the development of Eurocopter’s X3 demonstrator with interest in recent years, but it’s far from the only aircraft that aims to combine the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities of a helicopter with the speed, range and altitude capabilities of a fixed wing aircraft. Tiltrotor aircraft that feature powered rotors mounted on rotating shafts or nacelles at the end of a fixed wing have been around for half a century, the most famous probably being the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. While the V-22 is a military aircraft, AgustaWestland is developing its AW609 as a multi-role aircraft aimed at private, commercial, and government markets...
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Las ayudas sin justificar podrían haber ido a prestaciones a exdelphis - La Voz Digital (Cádiz)

Las ayudas sin justificar podrían haber ido a prestaciones a exdelphis - La Voz Digital (Cádiz):



Las ayudas sin justificar podrían haber ido a prestaciones a exdelphis
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De este plan salieron también las ayudas concedidas a empresas como Gadir Solar y Alestis que recolocaron a 450 operarios y parte de la formación del resto de los afectados por el cierre -tanto fijos de l compañía de automoción como de la industria ...

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Lockheed Martin has announced a new variant of the F-16 fighter (F-16V)

SINGAPORE, Feb. 15, 2012 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] unveiled a new version of the F-16 today at the Singapore Airshow. The F-16V will feature enhancements including an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, an upgraded mission computer and architecture, and improvements to the cockpit – all capabilities identified by the U.S. Air Force and several international customers for future improvements.

With nearly 4,500 F-16s delivered, this is a natural step in the evolution of the world’s most successful 4th generation fighter.  The Fighting Falcon program has continually evolved as it began with the F-16 A/B as the lightweight fighter then transitioned to F-16 C/D and Block 60 versions as customers’ requirements changed.

AESA radars offer significant operational capability improvements. Lockheed Martin has developed an innovative solution to affordably retrofit this key technology into existing F-16s.  The F-16V configuration is an option for new production jets and elements of the upgrade are available to most earlier-model F-16s. The “V” designation is derived from Viper, the name fighter pilots have called the F-16 from its beginnings.

“We believe this F-16V will satisfy our customers’ emerging requirements and prepare them to better interoperate with the 5th generation fighters, the F-35 and F-22,” said George Standridge, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ vice president of business development.

The F-16 is the choice of 26 nations. The F-16 program has been characterized by unprecedented international cooperation among governments, air forces and aerospace industries.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 123,000 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 net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.

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