235 orders for homegrown C919 passenger plane - China Daily

lunes, 5 de marzo de 2012

235 orders for homegrown C919 passenger plane - China Daily:

235 orders for homegrown C919 passenger plane
China Daily
BEIJING - China's homegrown C919 large passenger plane has so far received 235 orders from both home and abroad, the plane's chief designer said Monday. Wu Guanghui, deputy general manager of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC), ...
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USAF training command set to start F-35 operations

USAF training command set to start F-35 operations: The US Air Force is poised to launch training flights with its first Lockheed Martin F-35As delivered to Eglin AFB, Florida ...


Abejorros "low cost"

Abejorros "low cost": La semana pasadaObamaabrió las puertas del cielo a losUAVs. Desde hace ya algunos años se hace cada vez más hincapié en la necesidad deoptimizar el tráfico aéreo actual y buscar nuevos modelos de gestión más automatizados. LaONU pronostica que en un futuro próximo la inmensa mayoría de la población mundial se concentrará en unas cuantasmegaciudades(al menos 20). Lasempresas cada vez va


Introducing B-787 Dream Liner (Boeing Slide Share)

Introducing B-787 Dream Liner


Defensa,una industria clave en la encrucijada

El sector de defensa y seguridad en España, con 20.000 empleos directos y que factura el equivalente al 0,5% del PIB, trata de resituarse en un momento de crisis y nuevos retos.

Fin de ciclo en el sector industrial de defensa y seguridad. La crisis económica y los consiguientes recortes presupuestarios, la asfixia financiera en la que se encuentra el Ministerio de Defensa, el fin de la presencia aliada en Afganistán e Irak y la aparición de nuevas amenazas sitúan a un sector estratégico y con un peso nada desdeñable en la economía española en la encrucijada. Responsables políticos y dirigentes empresariales son conscientes de que toca poner en marcha un nuevo modelo en un entorno que supone todo un desafío.: Defensa,una industria clave en la encrucijada


Nuevo récord mundial de vuelo… de papel

Ha sido el ex-jugador de fútbol americano y quarterback universitario de la Universidad de California Joe Ayoob, el que ha conseguido, con un super lanzamiento de más de 69 m (226 pies y 10 pulgadas), el nuevo récord de distancia recorrida por un avión de papel.

Nuevo récord mundial de vuelo… de papel


Los pilotos de Iberia llevan su huelga a Semana Santa y varios 'puentes'

Madrid.- El sindicato de pilotos Sepla en Iberia ha convocado 24 nuevas jornadas de huelga para el próximo trimestre afectando a las vacaciones de Semana Santa y varios “puentes”, entre ellos, el de la próxima festividad de San José y el del 1 de mayo y San Isidro.

La empresa ha criticado duramente lo que considera un "ataque" a la compañía cuyas pérdidas en las doce jornadas de huelga protagonizadas hasta ahora han supuesto cerca de los 36 millones de euros.

Los pilotos de Iberia llevan su huelga a Semana Santa y varios 'puentes'


Eurocopter’s presence at ABU DHABI AIR EXPO 2012 to focus on its helicopter capabilities for business aviation and private segment

Eurocopter is well-positioned to cater to an expected growth in demand for helicopters, which is a vital complement to business jets for corporate and VIP air transport. Not only does Eurocopter offer the widest range of products available in business aviation and VIP configuration, it also has “designer helicopters” specially produced in collaboration with top luxury designer brands that will offer the utmost comfort and style.

Abu Dhabi, 05 March 2012

At the Abu Dhabi Air Expo Rendez-Vous event held 6-8 mars, Eurocopter, will showcase its expertise in the business aviation and private segment and highlight the important role of helicopters as a vital complement to business jets by being the ideal “first mile, last mile” solution.

“Be it for business or leisure, few can afford to waste precious time for travel in today’s world. The flexibility offered by helicopters in take-off and landing is an extremely attractive proposition, and provides that crucial missing link in end-to-end transport solution” said Loïc Porcheron Eurocopter's Vice President for Middle East and Africa.

Our helicopters are renowned the world over for its state-of-the-art technology and luxurious interior that is ergonomically designed to provide a well-equipped in-flight office for the ultimate comfort of business travelers.”

Having registered the sale of more than 500 helicopters in the Business Aviation and VIP market segment during the last 4 years, Eurocopter continues to be the unrivalled leader in this arena. This success is primarily due to its extensive product range in both corporate and VIP configuration - hence catering to a wide base of customers from private owners, small and medium enterprises, to multi-national corporations.

Trademark features of Eurocopter VIP-configured helicopters that have been such worldwide successes include the exceptionally spacious cabin, the large side-sliding doors for passengers’ easy access, the substantial luggage storage space loaded easily through the rear clamshell doors, the spectacular view from a generously windowed cabin, the low noise and vibration levels, as well as state-of-the-art technology that delivers outstanding performance in terms of range, speed, reliability and safety.

In addition, Eurocopter also introduced the Stylence family of helicopters, where aesthetics, ergonomics and advanced technology were merged to provide the ultimate flying experience. Stylence – a combination of style and silence – incorporates extra-thick interior insulation and special flooring to further lower the noise and vibration levels, in-flight office and telecommunications equipment, and luxurious interior with high quality leather upholstery, making the ride truly relaxing and enjoyable. The Stylence package is offered on five different models currently – EC120, EC130, AS350 B2/B3, AS355 NP as well as EC145.

To move with the times and recognizing an increasing demand for an even more unique travelling experience, Eurocopter has also collaborated with Hermès and Mercedes Benz, two of the world’s most renowned brands in fashion and automobile respectively, to create the EC135 Hermès version (known as L'Hélicoptère par Hermès) and the EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style. These two highly exclusive designer helicopters have been created especially for the discerning luxury travellers today. Eurocopter also strives to manufacture environmentally-friendly helicopters. In this way, the Group has invested a lot in the past few decades to improve helicopter’s performance, sound signature and to reduce specific fuel consumption, combustion levels and greenhouse gas emission, in cooperation with engine manufacturers. Today, Eurocopter is in the forefront for several international research programmes to provide innovative “green rotary wing solutions” in the new global context where environmental regulations are becoming increasingly stringent worldwide.


Boeing, Elbit Systems of America Sign MOU for Technology Investment in Brazil

Elbit subsidiary AEL Sistemas to participate in development of Large Area Display for fighter aircraft advanced cockpit system
Know-how gained from this work will support Elbit and AEL Sistemas' efforts to establish an Advanced Cockpit Technology Center of Excellence in Brazil
BRASILIA, Brazil, March 5, 2012 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Elbit Systems of America have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that supports the development of advanced avionics capabilities in Brazil.
Boeing has selected Elbit to provide the Large Area Display system that will be part of an advanced cockpit system to be offered on Boeing fighter aircraft, including the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the F-15 family of aircraft, including the Silent Eagle. As a key supplier to Boeing fighter aircraft programs, Elbit has committed to investing in the development of advanced cockpit avionics capabilities at its subsidiary in Brazil, AEL Sistemas S.A. of Porto Alegre.
"Boeing and its Tier 1 supplier-partners are committed to bringing key technologies to Brazil," said Boeing Military Aircraft President Chris Chadwick. "Through the projects identified for AEL Sistemas, Boeing and Elbit support Brazil's objective of developing the aerospace capabilities of local industry for the sustainment of its current and future military aircraft fleet. At the same time, we're focused on building long-lasting opportunities for Brazilian industry in the development and production of key technologies as Boeing continues to enhance its family of tactical fighter aircraft to meet the emerging needs of our customers around the globe."
The MOU outlines opportunities for AEL Sistemas to participate in the design, development, production and support of some Large Area Display software and hardware. The knowledge and capabilities gained from this work also will support Elbit and AEL Sistemas' efforts to establish an Advanced Cockpit Technology Center of Excellence in Brazil, which will position AEL Sistemas to expand its advanced cockpit avionics market reach to other fixed-wing platforms, as well as rotorcraft.

Activities proposed for AEL Sistemas enhance Boeing’s industrial participation offer on the F-X2 fighter program.
Elbit's 11-inch by 19-inch (27.9 x 48.2 cm) Large Area Display is the centerpiece of Boeing's Advanced Cockpit System, an upgrade common to the F/A-18 and F-15 platforms. The Advanced Cockpit System will improve the way the pilot interacts with the aircraft and will enable growth to next-generation visual cueing, improving situational awareness and increasing aircraft effectiveness.
Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high-performance products and system solutions focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, and medical instrumentation markets. Elbit Systems of America is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. AEL Sistemas S.A., a wholly owned Elbit subsidiary located in Porto Alegre, Brazil, serves as a center for production and logistics support for advanced defense electronics programs in Brazil and globally.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 62,000 employees worldwide.


Upgraded Il-76 Plane to Make Maiden Flight in Summer

Russia's modernized Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A aircraft, also known as the Il-476, will conduct its maiden flight by the end of June, Ulyanovsk-based Aviastar aircraft maker said on Friday.
The Il-476 is an extensively modified variant of the Il-76 freighter, with new engines, reinforced wing, modernized cockpit, and heavier payload. The aircraft will be primarily built for the Russian Armed Forces and Emergencies Ministry

Read more: http://www.defencetalk.com/upgraded-il-76-plane-to-make-maiden-flight-in-summer-40746/