MRTT makes 1st sortie for RAF

lunes, 9 de abril de 2012

Known as the Voyager in RAF service, the aircraft
took off from RAF Brize Norton for a training
sortie around the United Kingdom to allow the
AirTanker crew to familiarise themselves with
the aircraft and achieve the first part of the
Voyager crew training schedule.
The Voyager aircraft was delivered by Airbus
Military to AirTanker, the company formed to
operate and support the Voyager for the UK
Ministry of Defence under the Future Strategic
Transport Aircraft programme, at the end of last
The Voyager aircraft represents a new standard
in tanker/transport technology and will provide
the RAF with the world´s most advanced air-to-
air refueling, passenger transport and
aeromedical capability. As a modern and
efficient aircraft, the Voyager is quieter and
more fuel-efficient than any other aircraft
currently based at RAF Brize Norton – the RAF´s
primary transport/tanker base.
Airbus Military has to deliver 14 converted
aircraft to AirTanker, of which two have already
been converted from the basic A330-200 in
Getafe and another two are in conversion at
Cobham facilities in the UK. The Voyager has
military and civil certification and the service will
operate aircraft on both the military and civilian
Antonio Caramazana, Programme Director
Airbus Military Derivatives, said: "It is a proud
day for everyone involved with the A330 MRTT
programme to see the Voyager in service with
the RAF. We look forward to many years of
successful operation of the aircraft by
Phil Blundell, Chief Executive of AirTanker said:
"The aircraft is a magnificent airframe which
combines efficiency, effective tasking capability
and reliability. The programme brings together
the best of the civilian aviation industry with
military operational expertise and will offer an
innovative and multi-functional capability to
meet the demands of the 21st Century."


Video: Una mujer es arrastrada por los gases de un 320 despegando de St Maarten


Aerospace and Defense Meetings-ADM Sevilla 2012

El consejero de Economía, Innovación y Ciencia, Antonio Ávila, en la firma del contrato para la celebración de ADM Sevilla 2012, entre la directora general de Extenda, Teresa Sáez, y el presidente de la empresa ABE Internacional, Stéphane Castet.

Aerospace and Defense Meetings-ADM Sevilla 2012, el mayor evento de negocios del sector celebrado en España, que tendrá lugar en Sevilla entre el 14 y el 17 de mayo de 2012, con la participación de 300 empresas de todo el mundo, entre las que se encuentran los principales fabricantes internacionales.


ADM Sevilla 2012 está promovido por la Consejería de Economía, Innovación y Ciencia de la Junta de Andalucía, a través de Extenda, y para su organización cuenta con la empresa francesa Abe Internacional, a través de su filial BCI Aerospace.

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AYA Aerospace: Oferta de empleo, Diseño y Cálculo aeronáutico

Puesto vacante: Diseño y Cálculo para España e Internacional
Ingenieros y técnicos - Aeronáutico
Nivel: Especialista
Número de vacantes: 25
Descripción de la oferta: AYA Aerospace busca ingenieros Junior y Senior en Cálculo y Diseño para:

España, Madrid / Sevilla / Vitoria 
Canadá, Montreal 
EEUU, Seattle 
Corea, Busan 
Francia, Toulose 


Estudios mínimos: Ingeniero Técnico - Aeronáutico
Experiencia mínima: Al menos 3 años
Requisitos mínimos: Requisitos deseables para Cálculo:

Experiencia significativa entorno Airbus
Conocimientos Estructura primaria

Requisitos deseables para Diseño:

Experiencia en material compuesto y/o metalicas
Estructuras primarias y secundarias
Herramienta CATIA V5


Tipo de contrato: Indefinido
Jornada laboral: Completa


Más de 2.000 personas aspiran a trabajar en el aeropuerto de Caudé

Más de 2.000 correos acumula en su bandeja de entrada la empresa francesa Tarmac Aerosave, que hace menos de un mes habilitó una dirección para la recepción de los currículos de los aspirantes a los más de 100 puestos que de momento generará esta compañía en el Aeropuerto-Aeródromo de Caudé (Teruel). "En ningún momento pensamos que esta iniciativa iba a tener tanto éxito", afirma Rafael Ledesma, abogado de Tarmac Aragón, que incluso pensó en acudir a una agencia de selección de personal para conseguir empleados: "Visto lo visto, creo que ya no hará falta...".


Hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Flies ScanEagle

lternative power makes way for future capability, improves reliability and reduces customer logistics 

BINGEN, Wash., April 5, 2012-Insitu Inc. announced today that its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) successfully completed its first hydrogen-powered fuel cell flight during a two-and-a-half-hour flight test. The hydrogen-powered fuel cell solution was implemented as a modular upgrade to the runway-independent, expeditionary Group 2 ScanEagle UAS.
The collaboration between Insitu, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and United Technologies (UTC) took UTC's 1500 Watt (2 HP) fuel cell and integrated it with NRL's hydrogen fueling solution into a ScanEagle propulsion module. Then, in just three days, that propulsion module was fully integrated into the ScanEagle UAS at Insitu's facilities in Bingen, Wash.

"Fuel cell technology contributes to Insitu's goal of increasing reliability and reducing operating costs. Additional benefits of the technology are an increase in ScanEagle's payload capacity and a simplification in support logistics," said Insitu President and CEO Steve Morrow.

"We hit all expected performance targets, and data from the flight test will drive further system improvements," added Insitu Chief Technology Officer Charlie Guthrie. Weight reduction will increase payload capacity and lower cost
The approach used in the hydrogen-powered fuel cell solution costs a fraction of the cost of today's gas and heavy fuel solutions in UAS. The solution also weighs less than traditional engines. Reducing aircraft weight increases payload capacity, so propulsion approaches like this will enable ScanEagle to carry more payload while reducing costs.
"Fuel cell technology will improve significantly in the future," said Insitu Chief Engineer Jeff Knapp. "Today's internal combustion engines, especially two-stroke technology, are well optimized. Fuel cell technology has room for growth, and that will provide an opportunity for continued efficiency improvements and weight reduction."
Keeping apace with DOD's vision
The Department of Defense recently laid out its vision for the role that fuel cells will play in improving mission capability. The fuel-cell powered flight of ScanEagle, demonstrates Insitu's continuing commitment to respond to the needs of its customers by introducing new technology into a modular system designed for expansion and growth.
Looking forward, Insitu is collaborating with the Air Force Research Lab to flight test a fuel cell on the Integrator UAS later this year.
Insitu Inc., located in Bingen, Wash., is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Insitu designs, develops and manufactures UAS and provides associated services for commercial, civil and defense applications. With a small footprint and expeditionary focus for both land and sea operations, the company's family of UAS solutions and global mission support serves the needs of worldwide customers. To date, these systems have accumulated more than 590,000 combat flight hours and 65,000 sorties. For more information, visit


Un helicóptero corta un cable y aterriza en una carretera sin causar heridos

  • Iba a prestar servicio en un accidente de tráfico en La Ribera d'Urgelleget
  • Permanecerá en la carretera C-14 hasta que se pueda reparar

Un helicóptero sanitario que iba a prestar servicio en un accidente de tráfico en La Ribera d'Urgelleget (Lleida) ha roto accidentalmente un cable eléctrico con una de sus palas y ha tenido que aterrizar en una carretera, sin causar heridos.


iPads quickly replacing traditional IFE systems

"The traditional IFEs are going to be squeezed down to a more long-haul market," Lemaster told attendees at the Aviation Week MRO Conference in Dallas last week. He pointed out that Wi-Fi-enabled short-haul flights that take advantage of passengers' own personal electronic devices (PEDs) could help the industry avoid buying and installing seatback systems. However, on a 3-hr. flight, Gogo has seen the average passenger pushing 61 megabytes by themselves—a challenging amount of data to support on multiple PEDs. "It is a big challenge in the industry," of "how to push more through the pipe, because the pipe is limited," he said.


Chinese Navy Employs UAV Assets

China's navy has begun using unmanned aerial vehicles as part of its blue-water operations. At least one type has been photographed by foreign reconnaissance aircraft, and other variants have been reported. Not only has China been displaying an assortment of models at air shows, it also is incorporating advanced U.S. unmanned vehicle technology into current and future systems.

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) since it built copies of U.S. Air Force Firebee drones that were shot down during the 1960s. These were the prototype WuZhen-5 (WZ-5), also referred to as Chang Hong (CH-1) UAVs, in 1972. Chinese UAVs initially were designed by the China Airborne Missile Academy with the PLA as the prime customer for decades. The PLA reportedly used UAVs during the 1979 invasion of Vietnam, and it gained valuable reconnaissance information that aided combat operations


Turkey boosts efforts for unmanned aerial vehicle

The timeline is part of a study known as the "Unmanned Air Vehicles Roadmap," conducted by the military, industrial organizations and universities, under the coordination of the undersecretariat. The roadmap, with a 2030 research deadline, presents a broad plan for the production of vehicles capable of firing at targets and landing on ships. The study will become a major resource supporting planning and directing research and development work in the field, as well as optimizing costs for both companies and state institutions.


Tecniberia alerta sobre el impacto del ajuste en la inversión

El director general de la patronal de ingeniería Tecniberia, Ángel Zarabozo, destacó que la "limitación del presupuesto asignado a la conservación y mantenimiento de infraestructuras supone un grave riesgo para su seguridad y su durabilidad de las obras".


Conferencia de G. Galipienso, ASTRIUM - El impulso de la Actividad Espacial en España

El pasado 15 de Marzo, en la Escuela de Ingenieros, la Cátedra EADS invitó a Gonzalo Galipienso, Director de Relaciones Institucionales de ASTRIUM ESPAÑA, quien transmitió su pasión por el ESPACIO: habló de la participación de nuestro país en esta actividad, la importancia de ASTRIUM y planteó interesantes cuestiones sobre el futuro.

Comenzó la presentación dando una visión global de la actividad espacial, dejando claro qué es qué en este sector: lanzadores, satélites, centros de control y operadores


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