Pratt and Boeing Sign Engine Contract for KC-46 Tanker

jueves, 29 de marzo de 2012

Pratt and Boeing Sign Engine Contract for KC-46 Tanker: Bennett Croswell, president of Pratt & Whitney's Military Engines division, and Maureen Dougherty, Boeing vice president and program manager, KC-46 Tanker Program, hosted a ceremonial engine contract signing event today at Boeing's Tanker Program Office in Mukilteo, Wash., for contracts...



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Iberia pilots announce 30 days of more strikes

Iberia pilots announce 30 days of more strikes:
Iberia (IB) pilots, represented by the Sepla union, announced they intend to strike for 30 days to protest the Spanish airline’s new low-cost airline, Iberia Express (I2), which launched operations March 25.

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Study: AirForce lacks stealth aircraft to fight China

Study: AF lacks stealth aircraft to fight China: The Air Force does not have enough stealth aircraft to wage an effective air campaign against China or North Korea, according to a recent study by the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank in Washington.

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Apollo 17 Astronaut Advocates A Private Return To The Moon

Apollo 17 Astronaut Advocates A Private Return To The Moon: Says Mining The Lunar Surface Could Prove Lucrative The last person to set foot on the lunar surface says that private companies offer the best prospects for returning humans to the Moon, and perhaps setting up profitable mining operations there.

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Sukhoi Tackles Superjet 100 Landing Gear Defect - Aviation Week

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Sukhoi Tackles Superjet 100 Landing Gear Defect
Aviation Week
By Maxim Pyadushkin, Maxim Pyadushkin Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. plans to improve the landing gear on the entire fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100s following two incidents of Aeroflot-operated SSJ100s that revealed broken pods on the actuator of the landing ...
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EMBRAER DEFENSE AND SECURITY ANNOUNCES MORE THAN USD 180 MILLION IN ORDERS FOR THE A-29 SUPER TUCANO FROM AFRICAN NATIONS

Santiago, Chile, March 28, 2012 – Embraer Defense and Security disclosed today that it has signed contracts with three African nations for the acquisition of the A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training turboprop. The Burkina Faso Air Force, the first operator of this model in Africa, has already received three aircraft that are used on border patrol missions. The Angola Air Force recently acquired six of this aircraft for the same mission, and the first three will be delivered in 2012. Also, the Air Force of Mauritania chose the A-29 Super Tucano to carry out counter-insurgency missions. The total value of the contracts – including an extensive logistical, training, and replacement parts package – comes to more than USD 180 million.

“The Super Tucano is highly efficient and presents low operating costs. Its capability for surveillance and counter-insurgency missions makes it ideal for service on the continent of Africa,” said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, President, Embraer Defense and Security. “The proof is in the fact that several customers will soon be exercising their purchase rights, and the airplane has awakened the interest of several African nations.”

With these orders, nine air forces have now chosen the A-29 Super Tucano in Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia, and the aircraft is already operating in six of them. The A-29 Super Tucano is capable of performing a broad range of missions that include light attack, aerial surveillance and interception, and counter-insurgency measures. With more than 130,000 flight hours and over 18,000 combat hours, the A-29 Super Tucano is equipped with the very latest avionics technology, including night vision, Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) system with laser aim, secure communications and data link package, as well as an unequalled weapons capacity, which makes it highly effective and gives the aircraft an excellent cost-benefit ratio.

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Tomorrow's carbon fiber could be made from plastic bags

Tomorrow's carbon fiber could be made from plastic bags:
Some of the carbon fiber shapes, created out of polyethylene using Oak Ridge's new techniq...
Thanks to research currently being conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, our unwanted plastic bags may one day be recycled into carbon fiber. Not only that, but the properties of the fibers themselves could be fine-tuned, allowing different types of carbon fiber to be created for specific applications...
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Solar Impulse to attempt its longest, furthest flight yet

Solar Impulse to attempt its longest, furthest flight yet:
Solar Impulse flying at the Paris Air Show in June 2011 (Photo: Solar Impulse)
After its successful inaugural Paris-to-Brussels flight last year, the Solar Impulse solar-powered aircraft will attempt to fly all the way to Morocco in May or June of this year, a journey almost ten times the distance, and its furthest flight and as a close as it has yet come to a trial run of its round-the-world flight planned for 2014...
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Chile necesitará más de 160 aviones en los próximos 20 años

Chile necesitará más de 160 aviones en los próximos 20 años:

Airbus presentó su proyección de mercado para el país en FIDAE 2012  estimando que las aerolíneas chilenas necesitarán 164 nuevos aviones de pasajeros de más de 100 asientos en los próximos 20 años para poder cumplir con la demanda del creciente mercado aéreo. Los nuevos aviones se dividirán en 108 aviones de pasillo único, 53 de pasillo doble y tres aviones de gran tamaño como el A380, lo que representa un valor total de US$19.800 millones.

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Airbus Expands Seat Selection For A350 Customers

Airbus Expands Seat Selection For A350 Customers: Airbus is adding three suppliers to its catalogue for the Airbus A350.

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Russian Murderer Stages Hollywood-Style Helicopter Escape

Russian Murderer Stages Hollywood-Style Helicopter Escape: But He Is Quickly Brought Back To The Rural Russian Prison It looked like something right out of a Hollywood movie. A man on a rope suspended beneath an MI-2 helicopter being lifted out of a Russian prison. But it wasn't Hollywood, it actually happened.

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