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Primera Sección 15 de Airbus A350 XWB lista
Spirit Aerospace ha hecho entrega a Airbus de la primera sección central del fuselaje del Airbus A350 que entrará en la cadena de montaje final en Toulouse. El fuselaje del Airbus A350 está realizado en materiales compuestos. La primera sección 15, ...


Spain's white elephant airport spents 30 million euros on advertising

The scandal of a "ghost" airport in Spain that has yet to see a single passenger through its terminal has deepened with revelations that 30 million euros has been spent on advertising it.


Parrot's updated A.R. Drone adds a 720p video camera

Parrot's updated A.R. Drone adds a 720p video camera:

The camera on the AR.Drone 2.0 displays video at a 1280x720 resolution on your smartphone ...

Parrot has updated its popular AR Drone, adding a 720p camera to the high-flying gadget. The camera on the device displays video at a 1280x720 resolution on your smartphone or tablet while you fly, and flight video can be recorded and saved onto your mobile device to watch later on. In addition to the camera, the Drone also now has a new AR.FreeFlight 2.0 application which offers a new flight interface and flight options.
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The Supersonic Potential Of A Novel Inlet

The Supersonic Potential Of A Novel Inlet: Engine inlet could address problems of operating a supersonic engine across different flight regimes.


Lockheed Martin Awarded $24 Million to Upgrade U.S. Air Force C-130 Training Devices

ORLANDO, Fla., January 9th, 2012 -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $24 million contract to upgrade weapons systems trainers used in the C-130 Aircrew Training System (ATS) II.

The C-130 ATS II program provides a comprehensive academic and simulation training program for C-130 aircrews worldwide. The visual system and imagery databases in the weapons systems simulators will be updated to provide the most advanced and realistic training. The improvements are scheduled to take place through 2014.

“The C-130 training effort continuously evolves with advancements in technology to effectively prepare aircrews for their high precision tactical airlift missions. C-130 aircrews participate in critical military, civilian and humanitarian aid operations, and our goal is to keep aircrews mission ready,” said Stephen Grotjan, C-130 ATS program manager for the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command.

The new visual system will provide enhanced illumination in the cockpit, advanced visual scenes and the latest infrared-enabled night vision training. The visual databases will also be upgraded to the same used by the new C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System, furthering interoperability across aircrew training.

“Lockheed Martin is focused on affordable yet innovative and effective training for the men and women who operate the C-130,” said Jim Weitzel, vice president for training and engineering services in Lockheed Martin’s Global Training and Logistics business. “This effort will extend the training systems’ lifecycle while adding new capabilities.”

Located at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., the C-130 training center of excellence serves the U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy. More than 25 international partner countries also train aircrews through the C-130 ATS II program.

With extensive experience in the development and delivery of advanced training systems to support C-130, F-15, F-16, F-22 and F-35 aircraft, Lockheed Martin teams with service partners to hone the mission skills of military aviators and maintenance professionals across the globe.


Eurocopter’s Helibras subsidiary to provide spare parts and services for the entire Brazilian Armed Forces’ EC725 helicopter fleet

The Helibras subsidiary of Eurocopter will supply and manage all spare parts, stocks and related technical support for the Brazilian armed forces’ fleet of 50 EC725 helicopters, offering significant savings and operational synergies for the country’s three military services operating the twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft.

This responsibility is being assigned to Helibras under terms of a five-year contract, which marks the first such agreement involving all three branches of Brazil’s military services. The accord is valued at approximately 150 million Brazilian Reais ( 62 million euros), and covers the 50 EC725s being assembled at Helibras’ new manufacturing facility in Itajubá for the Brazilian armed forces.

“The establishment of strategic stocks specifically for the Brazilian military will lead to important savings in the purchase of spare parts,” said Helibras CEO Eduardo Marson Ferreira. “No longer will it be necessary for each branch of the armed forces to have its own supply structure, since Helibras will take care of everything." Included in Helibras’ activity will be helicopter inspection, overhaul and repair, as well as the deployment of teams to provide on-site services at bases where EC725s are located.

The first three EC725s delivered to the Brazilian armed forces in December 2010 are now being operated by the country’s army, navy and air force.

The EC725 is Eurocopter’s latest version of its Super Puma/Cougar helicopter family. As a highly capable rotary-wing aircraft in the 11-metric ton category, the EC725 is designed for multiple missions, including combat SAR (search and rescue), long-range tactical transport, aeromedical transport, logistic support and naval missions.



Eurocopter’s EC175 exceeds its ambitious operational targets and offers 30 percent increased performance

The next-generation Eurocopter EC175 will incorporate significantly increased range and payload capacity when it enters service at the end of this year, and will be the first seven metric ton-category helicopter delivered with such capabilities.

In releasing EC175 enhanced performance specifications today, Eurocopter announced a baseline payload/radius-of-action capacity with 16 passengers at 135 nautical miles when configured for offshore oil and gas missions, out-performing any medium-lift helicopter on the market in terms of competitiveness. This represents a 30 percent performance increase compared with the initial performance baseline. For longer-range missions, EC175 can transport 12 passengers to a radius of action of 190 nautical miles.

In addition, Eurocopter has launched the development of a 18 passengers configuration option, aiming at carrying those 18 passengers to a radius-of-action of 100 nautical miles.

“Eurocopter has maintained a two-way dialog with operators and end-users throughout the EC175’s development program, providing us with an ever better understanding of their operational needs from 2012 and beyond,” explained Eurocopter President & CEO Lutz Bertling. “As a result, we have incorporated certain adaptations that will further improve the helicopter’s operational capability, placing it ahead of the competition from its entry into service.”

The EC175 program is progressing well, with first deliveries targeted in late 2012 following certification in the offshore mission configuration with the enhanced performance.

Ongoing testing continues to validate the EC175’s rugged design, including cold and hot weather trials, bird strike tests, and gearbox operation for 30 minutes after loss of oil. Two EC175 prototypes have logged more than 270 flight hours to date and industrial activity is continuing – with the first two serial aircraft being assembled at the Eurocopter’s Marignane facility in France.

The EC175 offers state-of-the-art proven technology. It has been designed in cooperation with the most demanding operators to deliver the highest safety standards for passenger transport. This includes unique flight envelope protection and pilot assistance with the most advanced 4- axis dual-duplex automatic flight control system – derived from Eurocopter’s EC225 helicopter – and a highly intuitive new avionics and human machine interface. Pilot workload is decreased as the result of better situational awareness and the help of an innovative crew-alerting concept, supported by a powerful vehicle monitoring system.

The Spheriflex rotor-equipped EC175 also offers unrivalled comfort with a very low vibration level that is similar to the benchmark EC155. Incorporating the largest cabin in its class, the EC175 is fitted with extra-large windows and an optimized climate control system that functions while in-flight and on the ground through an engine declutch function.

With its superior standard internal fuel tank capacity of more than 2,000 kg and its spacious interior, the EC175 is the most capable search and rescue helicopter in the seven-to-eight metric ton category, providing the longest range/endurance capability with cabin volume that enables MEDEVAC search and rescue missions to be performed.

Eurocopter will support its EC175 operators for an easy entry into service, facilitated by on-board maintainability- and reliability-enhancing features such as a monitoring system with an on-ground maintenance reporting capability to facilitate troubleshooting, HUMS (health and usage monitoring system), 3D technical publications, full-flight simulators, optimized scheduled maintenance through MSG-3, and a continuous maintenance review board process incorporating input from operators. All of this will be complemented by the Eurocopter Group’s support organization and the establishment of dedicated entry-into-service services



Boeing to Release Fourth-Quarter 2011 Results on January 25 & Reports Fourth-Quarter Deliveries

Boeing to Release Fourth-Quarter 2011 Results on January 25 & Reports Fourth-Quarter Deliveries