Sukhoi presentará el caza Su-35 en Singapur - La Voz de Rusia

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Sukhoi presentará el caza Su-35 en Singapur
La Voz de Rusia
La compañía Sukhoi por primera vez presentará el caza Su-35 en el aerosalón internacional Singapore Air Show 2012, que se abre el 14 de febrero. En el stand de la Corporación Unida de construcción de aviones (ОАК) será expuesto el modelo del avión.

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Rusia planea fabricar casi 500 aviones Sukhoi Superjet 100 hacia 2020 - RIA Novosti

Rusia planea fabricar casi 500 aviones Sukhoi Superjet 100 hacia 2020 - RIA Novosti:



Rusia planea fabricar casi 500 aviones Sukhoi Superjet 100 hacia 2020
RIA Novosti
Rusia fabricará cerca de 490 aviones Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) hasta el año 2020, informó hoy el viceprimer ministro del país eslavo, Dmitri Rogozin. “Hasta 2020 construiremos cerca de 491 aeronaves (SSJ100), dijo Rogozin a la prensa.

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BELL HELICOPTER DELIVERS FIRST 407GX

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (February 12, 2012) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has delivered its first Bell 407GX to a long-time Bell 407 customer, AVEMEX, S.A. de C.V., located in Toluca, Mexico. AVEMEX has been operating Bell 407 helicopters for nine years.

"The delivery of the first Bell 407GX is the culmination of the promise that Bell Helicopter made at last year’s Heli-Expo when we introduced it to our customers," said Larry D. Roberts, senior vice president, Bell Helicopter's Commercial Business.

"Since its debut, we've had the opportunity to demonstrate the Bell 407GX around the world. We've received a resounding vote of confidence from our current customers as well as many new customers who selected Bell 407GX to add to their fleet,” Roberts said.

"The Bell 407GX continues to gain momentum among helicopter operators generating significant orders since it was unveiled nearly one year ago," Roberts added.

Mr. Antonio Villanueva, on behalf of AVEMEX, took delivery of his new Bell 407GX during a small ceremony at Bell Helicopter's facilities in Fort Worth, Texas. The new Bell 407GX will be used for executive transport.

"The Bell 407GX is perfectly suited for our missions," said Mr. Antonio Villanueva. "We really like the versatility and reliability of the Bell 407 and, with the Garmin G1000H flight deck, it’s a great combination unique to Bell Helicopter," he said.

Built on the success of the Bell 407, the 407GX is the only helicopter equipped with the innovative Garmin G1000HTM integrated glass flight deck, making it the most advanced light, single-engine rotorcraft on the market.

The Bell 407GX's integrated glass flight deck provides aircrews essential flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness, improved operational capability and increased safety.

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BELL HELICOPTER INTRODUCES THE 525 "RELENTLESS" SUPER MEDIUM HELICOPTER

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (February 12, 2012) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the world’s first "super-medium" helicopter, the Bell 525 Relentless, at the 2012 Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas.

"Today, we celebrate with our customers – not only the launch of this new product – but the result of our collective efforts to define a new class of helicopter that raises the bar on innovation in the industry," said John Garrison, President & CEO, Bell Helicopter.

The Bell 525 Relentless defines the new "super medium" product class – positioned at the upper end of the medium class and designed to offer best-in-class capabilities to our customers. It features superior payload and range, cabin and cargo volumes and crew visibility.

"The new Bell 525 Relentless is a culmination of our research and development efforts, which were informed by a representative product development panel of our customers, including PHi, an industry leader in helicopter operations. Relentlessly listening to our customers and using their feedback to provide them with the right product at the right time has been the winning combination," he said.

"Having PHi and our other customers engage with us on this unprecedented new aircraft validates our product development strategies – placing our customers at the center of everything we do. We appreciate the collaborative spirit we share with all of our customers who have participated in this innovative process," he said.

The new Bell 525 Relentless will be powered by the reliable performance of world-class GE engines – the GE CT7-2F1.

This latest version of the highly successful CT7 family is designed with an emphasis on low fuel consumption, low cost of operation and with other technical features to ensure aircraft meet the requirements of long range, high payload missions. The CT7-2F1 engine includes a state-of-the-art Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) plus advanced materials, primarily in the turbine section.

Capable of carrying up to 16 passengers, the Bell 525 Relentless is designed to support our customers in various mission configurations including oil & gas, search & rescue, helicopter emergency medical services and VIP/corporate transport.

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OH-58 KIOWA WARRIOR HELICOPTERS ACHIEVE 2 MILLION FLIGHT HOUR MILESTONE

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (February 3, 2012) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that the U. S. Army's OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter fleet have accumulated 2 million flight hours. Over 750,000 of these flight hours have been flown in combat.

"The Kiowa Warrior continues to be the workhorse of Army aviation and this recent milestone is another example of the important role this helicopter fulfills in the Army's armed reconnaissance mission," said Mike Miller, director of Army Business Development, Bell Helicopter.

With a Mission Capable rate of over 85%, the highest in the Army’s deployed fleet, OH-58D lives up to its well-earned reputation as the "go to" helicopter for Army operations. The mission capable rate is a critical component of a scout helicopter's role in supporting ground troops and performing its armed reconnaissance, command and control, targeting and defensive combat missions. Further setting the standard of Army aviation, since 2003 each Kiowa Warrior is averaging more than 76 flight hours a month, achieving another distinction of having the highest operational tempo (OPTEMPO) in Army Aviation's combat rotary wing fleet.

Due to the Kiowa Warrior's heavy workload and combat attrition the number of aircraft available has decreased. To address this need and recognizing the critical role the helicopter plays, the Army implemented a Wartime Replacement Aircraft Program to bring the OH-58D fleet back to full strength. In this program Bell Helicopter is building new cabins, complete with new wiring harnesses. These new cabins have been delivered in record time to the Corpus Christi Army Depot for assembly completion with engines and drive train and integration back into the Army’s Kiowa Warrior fleet.

"The Wartime Replacement program has been a tremendous success in getting the Kiowa Warrior back into production and giving our Army the critical resources they need to replace attrited aircraft. As the OPTEMPO and Mission Capable rates show, I can't overstate the role Kiowa Warrior plays in supporting our troops on the ground," said Jim Schultz OH-58 program director, Bell Helicopter.

Future Army plans for the OH-58 include a new F model. This model will infuse technology into the Kiowa Warrior. The sensor moves from a mast mounting to the nose, the cabin receives new processors, avionics and new color displays update the control panel.

Bell Helicopter is also funding a Block II initiative focused on performance enhancements. These include a new engine, new transmission, new rotor and tailrotor. These upgrades will enable the OH-58 to meet the 6K/95F operational requirement laid out by the Army.

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New AirBridgeCargo Boeing-747-8F In Domodedovo

New AirBridgeCargo Boeing-747-8F In Domodedovo: We’ve come to Domodedovo International Airport to check out its new AirBridgeCargo Boeing-747-8F. All these people are here to cover the event. It’s sunrise. This plane has just returned from Hong Kong and is being unloaded. The plane has new … Read more...

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JACKIE CHAN’S LEGACY 650 TO MAKE FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE AT THE 2012 SINGAPORE AIRSHOW



Singapore, February 10, 2012 – In its first public appearance since delivery to the international movie star, Jackie Chan’s Legacy 650 will make its debut at the 2012 Singapore Airshow, which takes place from 14 – 19 February 2012.

Identified by its distinctive ‘Dragon’ livery, Embraer Executive Jets’ brand ambassador’s ‘ideal business partner’ is also the first Legacy 650 to be displayed at the Singapore Airshow.

Having only entered into service in 2010, the Legacy 650’s advanced technology, outstanding performance and intelligent luxury, have made it an award winning jet. It was crowned “Best of the Best” in the large executive jet category by Robb Report China Edition in 2011, and in 2012 was named “Best of the Best” by the Hurun report, one of the most widely recognized indices tracking the rapid growth of China’s high-net-worth individuals.

The Legacy 650 is the latest offering in the portfolio of Executive Jets by Embraer, and part of the Legacy 600/650 program which, to date, has seen 200 units in service worldwide.

Since the entry into service of the first Legacy in Macau SAR in 2004, 18 Legacy 600/650s have been delivered and are currently in service in Asia Pacific. Most recently, 13 Legacy 650s were ordered by China’s Minsheng Financial Leasing Co, Ltd, one of the country’s leading executive jet leasing companies.

Embraer Executive Jets is now recognized as one of the top brands in the world’s business aviation market, after a decade of relentless effort since entering this market segment in 2001. Embraer is the world’s only manufacturer offering a full line of executive jets, from entry level to ultra-large aircraft, which are well received by customers, worldwide.


About the Legacy 650

With three spacious and distinct cabin zones to accommodate up to 14 passengers, the Legacy 650 is the only jet in its class with this level of comfort. Advanced Wi-Fi technology and significantly reduced cabin noise means the Legacy 650 ensures an environment in which passengers can work or rest. It includes a fully equipped wet galley and the largest in-flight accessible baggage compartment, something Embraer is known for. The Legacy 650 range is 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers) affording such nonstop distances as Beijing to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Hong Kong to Adelaide (Australia). Its state-of-the-art cockpit includes the Honeywell Primus Elite™ avionics suite, greatly reducing the pilot workload and enhancing safety.

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1,200th ETHANOL-POWERED IPANEMA BOOSTS SUSTAINABILITY



Some 30% of the agricultural planes use fuel from renewable energy sources

​Botucatu, Brazil, January 31, 2012 – Today, the Ipanema agricultural aircraft reached the significant milestone of 1,200 units delivered. The success of this veteran airplane has been proven, year after year, by its great operating results and customer orders. In 2011, 58 of the aircraft were sold in Brazil and the Mercosur region, for an increase of 45% over the previous year.

“The evolution of the Ipanema, with its new technologies, has transformed the airplane into a symbol of aviation sustainability,” said Fábio Bertoldi Carretto, Embraer’s Ipanema Sales Manager. “The product’s reliability has been proven, throughout more than 40 years of uninterrupted production. Studies are constantly made to improve the aircraft, which is now powered by ethanol, focusing on customers’ needs and the sustainability of agribusiness.”

The commemorative Ipanema is the 35th to be received by Sana Aviação Agrícola Ltda., since 1977, when the company was founded. Sana is headquartered in the city of Leme, in outstate São Paulo, and is the largest operator of the model, with 12 currently flying.

“The main advantages of the Ipanema, over land-based spraying machines, are its lower operating cost, greater output, and less environmental impact,” said Bruno Ricardo de Vasconcelos, owner of Sana Agro Aérea Ltda. “The airplane is very adequate for the needs of companies like ours, which seek to offer customers a competitive edge in the spraying business.”

The Ipanema is the first aircraft to be produced in series, in the world, that leaves the factory already certified to fly with ethanol (hydrous ethanol), which is the same fuel used in automobiles. This alternative source of renewable energy, derived from sugar cane, has reduced environmental impact and operating and maintenance costs, while improving the airplane’s overall performance, thus making it an attractive agribusiness tool.

As the leader of Brazil’s agricultural aviation market, with about a 75% share, the Ipanema is used mainly for crop dusting, which avoids crops being crushed by machinery tires and makes the operation more flexible. It can also be used for fighting fires, seeding rivers with fish, and spraying pesticides to protect against insects and larvae.

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FIRST ENGINE RUN FOR THE LEGACY 500

Embraer’s advanced midsize jet completes successful power test

​São José dos Campos, Brazil, February 6, 2012 – Embraer performed the Legacy 500 first engine run on January 17, at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. This was the second major milestone in the development of the midsize executive jet program, following the aircraft’s roll out, on December 23, 2011.

A series of preparatory evaluations – such as APU tests and first refueling – were held the day prior to the engine run. Engine tests are essential to properly evaluate all dependent systems: bleed air, electrical, environmental (air conditioning), hydraulic, and FADEC logics, as well as the integration of the engine with avionics.

“Being successful on our first engine run reflects the robustness of the concept conceived by our engineers,” said Luciano Castro, Legacy 500 Program Vice President – Embraer Executive Jets. “This was possible thanks to the extensive use of RIGs to test the systems prior to aircraft prototype availability. It makes us confident that we will have a smooth flight test and certification campaign.”

The entire process is recorded, and data obtained are compared to engineering projections. Once engines reach full thrust and systems integration is confirmed, low-speed taxi tests will commence.

The first flight of the Legacy 500 is expected to take place in the third quarter of this year.

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Guerra de precios entre el F-18 y el Rafale para ganar en Brasil

En medio de rumores respecto a una posible nueva postergación y el anuncio, por otra parte, de un diario de Sâo Paulo respecto a la victoria final del Rafale, tras la visita del ministro de Defensa, Celso Amorím a la India, que lo acaba de elegir, Boeing ha hecho saber que congelaba el precio del Súper Hornet al año 2009, lo que en la práctica significa una rebaja del 12%, muy valiosa en el actual contexto. A su vez, se espera que una vez alcanzada una mayor escala industrial, tras la venta a la India, Dassault pueda ofrecer a Brasil y Emiratos precios mejores, aprovechando también la depreciación del euro frente a otras monedas. Guerra de precios entre el F-18 y el Rafale para ganar en Brasil

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"Eurocopter launches its new EC130 T2 with optimized performance, comfort and mission diversity for the popular single-engine helicopter"

Dallas, Texas, February 12, 2012

Eurocopter today unveiled its newest helicopter, the EC130 T2, which features enhanced comfort, improved operational performance and increased versatility for this popular member of the company's lightweight single-engine product line.

The EC130 T2 was revealed during a ceremony at the 2012 Heli-Expo exhibition in Dallas, Texas, where Eurocopter also announced seven launch customers for the rotary-wing aircraft covering a total of 105 bookings: Maverick Helicopters, Papillon Helicopters, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Scandinavian Helicopter Group, Air Commander, Europavia and Enloe FlightCare. The diversity of operations performed by these clients underscores the EC130 T2's ability to excel in a broad range of missions – from aerial tourism and utility to emergency medical airlift.

"The EC130 T2 is the latest step in Eurocopter's strategy to expand and evolve our helicopter lineup. The high number of orders is proof that Eurocopter innovation is perfectly aligned with customers' requirements and the evolution of their operations," said Eurocopter President & CEO Lutz Bertling. "The EC130 T2 has literally been 'love at first flight' for our customers. We are fully committed to begin deliveries of the new EC130 version in 2012."

While retaining the EC130's existing external lines, approximately 70 percent of the EC130 T2's airframe structure has been modified.

New and updated features on the helicopter include the use of a more powerful Arriel 2D turboshaft engine and upgraded main gearbox; the incorporation of an active vibration control system; improved air ventilation, distribution and demisting systems; a cabin interior structure redesign with a full flat floor; a cockpit update for enhanced man-machine interface; new energy-absorbing seats that improve weight and balance for passenger loading; integration of a crashworthy fuel tank; and increased maintenance accessibility for electrical and air conditioning systems.

The EC130 T2's increased performance is provided by its Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine, which provides 10 percent more average power than the EC130's current powerplant with lower specific fuel consumption. Based on the proven Arriel 2 engine family, the Arriel 2D benefits from such technology advancements as a new axial compressor and new blade materials, and also provides a higher time between overhaul (TBO) intervals. The Arriel 2D is used at its full-power rating of 952 shp. on the EC130 T2, and is the same engine that equips Eurocopter's evolved AS350 B3e helicopter in a de-rated version.

Performance improvements for the EC130 T2 include a higher maximum gross takeoff weight (2,500 kg. for internal loads and 3,050 kg. when external loads are carried) and a speed increase of up to 10 kts. Even with these enhancements, the EC130 T2's external sound level remains within the rules for flights at America's Grand Canyon National Park – an important factor for tour operators.

Optional features on the EC130 T2 are a new-generation air conditioning unit, tinting of the helicopter's wrap-around windshield, and a right-hand sliding passenger door. The air conditioning system includes design optimization for improved performance, effective hot/cold temperature control, and better air distribution. Derived from the system on Eurocopter's EC175 seven-ton-class helicopter, it uses a simple control box with straightforward operating logic similar to climate control units on automobiles.

Future development for the EC130 T2 includes the integration of a new glass cockpit design utilizing dual-screen electronic flight displays matched to a Garmin GPS/NAV/COMM receiver (currently GNS series to be expanded to GTN series). This advanced glass cockpit solution will be available as well for the AS350 B3e helicopter and will be developed through the American Eurocopter subsidiary in the United States and installed with a supplemental type certificate (STC). Both versions will be on display at Eurocopter's Heli-Expo booth #1917.

Also planned for future development on the EC130 T2 is a 1,500 kg. cargo swing for an aerial work/utility configuration, and the availability of Eurocopter's Stylence interior – which merges ergonomics and advanced technology in a refined cabin finishing that offers the environment of a fully-equipped in-flight office for business executives and companies.
The no. 1 EC130 T2 has logged 90 flight hours since its first flight in 2011, demonstrating excellent maturity of the new configuration for a certification scheduled this summer. Final assembly of the initial series production aircraft began last December at Eurocopter's Marignane, France facility. By the second half of 2012, production will transition completely to the EC130 T2 version.

To date, Eurocopter has sold a total of more than 400 EC130s in its various versions.

EC130 T2 launch customers:

Maverick Helicopters: Maverick Helicopters began in 1995 with one aircraft. It was one of the initial customers for the EC130 and took delivery of the company's first EC130 "ECO-Star" in 2003. Since then, the company has grown into the largest operator of EC130s in the world. The order is part of an upgrade and replacement program for Maverick's all-Eurocopter fleet of EC130s.

Papillon Helicopters: Founded in 1965, Papillon Airways, Inc. and Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, since 1929, are the largest "flightseeing" companies in the world – with nearly 70 helicopters and airplanes revealing panoramic views beyond imagination. These companies are one of the few that fly the entire Grand Canyon, including the South and West rims, in addition to tours of Las Vegas, Lake Powell (Page, Arizona), Monument Valley, Utah, and Boulder City, Colorado.

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters: Blue Hawaiian was the launch customer for the EC130 in 2001. Since that time, the company has logged more than 425,000 flight hours on its all-Eurocopter fleet that includes EC130's and AS350 helicopters. It has been Hawaii's leader in the air tour industry for over 25 years. In addition to its scenic flights, Blue Hawaiian also provides charters and such utility services as firefighting, search and rescue, power line patrol and the transportation of external loads.

Scandinavian Helicopter Group: Scandinavian Helicopter Group AB (SHG) has signed a letter of intent to purchase nine new EC130 T2 helicopters. Eurocopter has delivered almost 70 aircraft to Scandinavian Helicopter Group throughout the years, one of the leading companies in Scandinavia with regards to worldwide helicopter leasing, specializing in the AS350 range from Eurocopter but also the parent company of Laroy Flyg – a company that has performed aerial work since 1976, which uses the AS350B3 exclusively in its operation today due to its performance and lifting capacity.

Air Commander: A private operator based in Miami, Air Commander has ordered 3 EC130 T2 helicopters.

Europavia SA: With more than 50 years of experience, Europavia SA is a Eurocopter distributor for helicopters and spares parts in Switzerland. The company has ordered the first two EC130 T2 aircraft for the Swiss Market: one in transport passenger configuration and one in utility configuration. The decision to immediately order the EC130 T2 was based on the fact that it is the unique multivalent helicopter the market is looking for. Europavia SA equally provides all maintenance, repair and warranty work via Swiss Helicopter Maintenance and TUAG (which is part of the Europavia Group).

Enloe FlightCare: Enloe FlightCare is the first U.S. air medical program to sign for one EC130 T2. The company, which was the first helicopter ambulance north of Sacramento, California, has operated Eurocopter AS350 A-Star helicopters for more than 25 years. It was one of the first three air medical programs in the country to become fully certified with the Federal Aviation Commission to use night-vision goggles, and has transported more than 14,000 patients since first taking to the air in July 1985.

To follow Eurocopter's daily announcements at this major helicopter industry gathering, visit its dedicated Heli-Expo 2012 website at: www.events.eurocopter.com

About Eurocopter (www.eurocopter.com)
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 20,000 people. In 2011, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world's number one helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 5.4 billion Euros, orders for 457 new helicopters and a 43 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors.
Overall, the Group's helicopters account for 33 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopter's strong international presence is ensured by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries. Eurocopter's worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents supports some 2,900 customers. There are currently more than 11,300 Eurocopter helicopters in service in 149 countries. Eurocopter offers the most comprehensive civil and military helicopter range in the world and is fully committed to safety as the most important aspect of its business.

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Milestone Aviation Group Signs for 16 Eurocopter EC225

Dallas, Texas, February 12, 2012

Milestone Aviation Group and Eurocopter today announced an order for 16 EC225 aircraft. These aircraft are valued at €362 million (US 0 million) and will be delivered over five years, starting in 2013.

Eurocopter's embrace of a partnership with Milestone on the EC225 is a major development for the helicopter industry. Since launching in August 2010, Milestone has provided over US 0 million in finance to high quality operators around the world including Bristow, CHC and Inaer.
Now Milestone can deliver increased value to its customers through timely delivery slots for EC225 aircraft allowing its partners to bid on tenders.

Richard Santulli, Chairman of Milestone Aviation Group, said, "This historic order enables Milestone to provide our customers with the best aircraft and product options available. The EC225 has a great pedigree and a reputation for providing leadership in safety and high reliability in demanding operating conditions." He continued, "I leased all of the original Super Pumas, the EC225's predecessor, delivered in North America in the 1980's with my old company RTS Helicopters, so this deal signals the resumption of a very important partnership."

"The EC225 is a remarkable aircraft and we are excited to be able to offer it to a broader audience of potential operators through our partnership with Milestone," said Lutz Bertling, Eurocopter's President and CEO. "By removing the capital hurdle associated with ownership we are hopeful that we can introduce the EC225 to more operators around the world."

Eurocopter's EC225 offers superior speed, range, payload, optimal safety and reliability.
Deployed worldwide for civil and military search and rescue, as well as off-shore and passenger transport missions, it is the latest-generation member of the Super Puma/Cougar family, which has logged more than four million flight hours in operations around the globe.

The EC225 is perfectly adapted to missions in severe weather, as it is designed to meet the highest safety standard levels with system redundancy, a highly capable automatic flight control system, and the capability for full deicing – which allows flight in all known icing conditions.

When configured for offshore crew change operations in support of oil and gas producers, the EC225 can be rapidly converted for search and rescue operations.

"We are honoured that Eurocopter has shown this trust in Milestone by partnering on the EC225", said William Kelly, Milestone's CEO. "We look forward to working closely with our partners as we place these helicopters with high-quality operators around the world providing mission critical services in the oil and gas industry, parapublic services, mining and search and rescue"

About MILESTONE AVIATION GROUP
Milestone Aviation Group is the first global aircraft leasing company exclusively focused on helicopters. Milestone's global aircraft leasing platform addresses the liquidity needs of the market through 100% operating lease financing. Since launching in August 2010, Milestone has leased more than 40 aircraft valued at more than 0 million. Further information is available at www.milestoneaviation.com.

To follow Eurocopter's daily announcements at this major helicopter industry gathering, visit its dedicated Heli-Expo 2012 website at: www.events.eurocopter.com

About Eurocopter (www.eurocopter.com)
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 20,000 people. In 2011, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world's number one helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 5.4 billion Euros, orders for 457 new helicopters and a 43 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors.
Overall, the Group's helicopters account for 33 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopter's strong international presence is ensured by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries. Eurocopter's worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents supports some 2,900 customers. There are currently more than 11,300 Eurocopter helicopters in service in 149 countries. Eurocopter offers the most comprehensive civil and military helicopter range in the world and is fully committed to safety as the most important aspect of its business.

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El Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat crece cerca de un 8% en el mes de enero

Los pasajeros de vuelos intercontinentales crecieron un 11,1%

El Aeropuerto de Girona-Costa Brava contabiliza 88.029 usuarios, y el de
Reus registra 862 operaciones

13 de febrero de 2011

El Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat registró durante el mes de enero
2.164.075 pasajeros, cifra que supone un crecimiento del 7,8% respecto
al mismo mes del año pasado. El tráfico internacional no UE aumentó un
9,2%, con un incremento destacado en los pasajeros de vuelos
intercontinentales, que se sitúa en un más 11,1% con respecto a enero de
2011.

En el apartado de vuelos intercontinentales destaca el crecimiento en el
mercado de América Latina con un 72,8% más que en 2011, y el de
oriente medio, con un incremento del 63,61%.

En el apartado de operaciones, durante el último mes se realizaron
20.747 despegues y aterrizajes, cifra que supone un descenso del 3,9%.
En relación al transporte de mercancías, el Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El
Prat gestionó 7.190.858 kg, un 7,8% menos que en enero del año pasado.

Aeropuerto de Girona-Costa Brava
Durante el mes de enero, 88.029 usuarios utilizaron las instalaciones de
Vilobí d'Onyar, un 53,6% menos que en el mismo mes de 2011.

En cuanto a operaciones, el pasado mes se realizaron 1.401 movimientos
de aterrizaje y despegue, un 32% menos que en el mismo mes de 2011.

Aeropuerto de Reus
En enero, el Aeropuerto de Reus registró 1.029 pasajeros, cifra un 95,7%
inferior a la del mismo mes del año pasado.

El número de operaciones efectuadas en enero en el aeropuerto del Baix
Camp asciende a 862, un 23,4% menos que en el mismo mes del año
anterior.

Aeropuerto de Sabadell
En este aeródromo, dedicado a la aviación general y deportiva, se
registraron 2.121 operaciones durante el mes pasado, cifra un 20,4%
inferior a la del año anterior.

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Night Flight Concepts Unveils New Solutions At Heli-Expo

Night Flight Concepts Unveils New Solutions At Heli-Expo: NVG And Laser Defense 'Transform Night Operations' At HAI's Heli-Expo 2012, Night Flight Concepts (NFC) says it will showcase new night vision solution options that deliver greater safety and performance. NFC's new cost-effective NVG Solution Bundles for NVG sustainment and Laser Armor Laser Defense solutions for civil operators both promise to transform night operations.

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US Navy Leads On 'Green' Fuels

US Navy Leads On 'Green' Fuels: Transition Driven By Logistics Concerns Environmentalists are pushing the carbon agenda, but it could be the US Navy which ends up leading breakthroughs to free us from fossil fuels. The reasons have little to do with global warming, and everything to do with military logistics.

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Iberia afronta unas semanas con huelgas de diversos colectivos de trabajadores

Madrid. La compañía aérea española Iberia afronta desde hoy una segunda mitad de febrero cuajada de huelgas de pilotos, auxiliares de vuelo y trabajadores de tierra con paros deliberadamente coincidentes por parte de los distintos sindicatos convocantes.

Iberia afronta unas semanas con huelgas de diversos colectivos de trabajadores

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Air Europa y los sindicatos del personal de tierra acuerdan reducir el ERE de ese colectivo

Palma de Mallorca.- La compañía aérea española Air Europa y los sindicados del personal de tierra llegaron a un acuerdo el pasado fin de semana han pactado un acuerdo que reduce a la mitad el número de afectados por el ERE de ese colectivo.

Air Europa y los sindicatos del personal de tierra acuerdan reducir el ERE de ese colectivo

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Boeing to Begin Final Phase of 737 MAX Wind Tunnel Testing

Major design milestone sees 737 MAX on track for 2017 entry into service

SINGAPORE, Feb. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that the final phase of wind tunnel testing, a major milestone in airplane development, will begin on the 737 MAX program next week.

"Wind tunnel testing is on the critical design path of the program," said Michael Teal, chief project engineer and deputy program manager, 737 MAX program. "Based on previous work in the wind tunnel, we are confident this final phase of testing will substantiate our predictions of the aerodynamic performance of the airplane."

Testing will begin at QinetiQ's test facility in Farnborough, U.K., where engineers will substantiate the forecasted low-speed performance of the 737 MAX on takeoff and landing. A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its domain knowledge to provide technical advice to customers in the global aerospace, defense and security markets.

Testing also will be completed at the Boeing Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle to substantiate the forecast of the high-speed performance of the airplane.

The models used for Next-Generation 737 wind tunnel testing, with modifications made to the aft fuselage, struts and nacelles, in addition to the new engine, will be used for the tests. Test completion in mid-2012 is a major step toward firm configuration of the 737 MAX.          

"This final phase of wind tunnel testing confirms that we are on track to complete our design goals and deliver the 737 MAX to customers beginning in 2017," said Teal.

The 737 MAX is a new engine variant of the world's best-selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today's Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger appeal.

Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see a 10-12 percent fuel burn improvement over today's most fuel efficient single-aisle airplanes and a 7 percent operating cost per-seat advantage over tomorrow's competition.

To date, the 737 MAX has received more than 1,000 orders and commitments from 15 customers.

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