Robocopter-based system recognizes pirate boats from a database

miércoles, 11 de abril de 2012

Robocopter-based system recognizes pirate boats from a database:
The Northrop Grumman RQ-8A Fire Scout UAV helicopter is the test platform for the MMSS (Im...
Piracy on the high seas of the 21st century requires 21st century solutions. As part of the on-going effort to curb attacks on shipping, the United States Navy will use a UAV helicopter to test a new sensor system in the waters off California during the summer of 2012. This new 3D sensor package in combination with new computer algorithms will allow the Navy to more accurately identify pirate vessels hiding among innocent shipping on the sea lanes with much greater speed and much less manpower. ..
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EUROCONTROL: open competitions

 

 

Dear All,

 

New notices of competition have been published. If you wish to consult the list of open competitions at EUROCONTROL, please click on the link below:

 

Careers at EUROCONTROL

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Recruitment and Mobility Service at recruitment_and_mobility@eurocontrol.int (+32 2 729 31 08).

 

 

(If the link does not work, please consult our websitehttp://www.eurocontrol.int/articles/current-vacancies).

 

Best regards, 

 

David Artieda

Head of Recruitment and Mobility Service

 

 

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Air-to-air missiles – expanding the no-escape zone

Air-to-air missiles – expanding the no-escape zone: Dr Gareth Evans reports on how the world’s fifth generation of fighter aircraft will be armed with an astonishing array of agile and discerning network-centric air-to-air missiles.

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España participará en el sistema de aviones espía de la OTAN - El País.com (España)

España participará en el sistema de aviones espía de la OTAN - El País.com (España):


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España participará en el sistema de aviones espía de la OTAN
El País.com (España)
España participará en el nuevo sistema de vigilancia terrestre (AGS) que la OTAN quiere tener operativo en 2015 mediante aviones no tripulados (UAV) dotados con avanzados sensores, según anunció ayer en declaraciones a la cadena SER el ministro de ...
Morenés asegura que España participará en el sistema de vigilancia ...Atenea Digital

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IN FOCUS: Sukhoi 100 Superjet sales effort gathers pace - Flightglobal

IN FOCUS: Superjet sales effort gathers pace - Flightglobal:



IN FOCUS: Superjet sales effort gathers pace
Flightglobal
Of all the new aircraft programmes under development today, possibly the most intriguing is the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet. Not only is it the first civil airliner from a company known for iconic fighter jets, it is also a bold attempt to capture ...

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Investigan en Almería el uso de microalgas para producir biodiésel

Investigan en Almería el uso de microalgas para producir biodiésel: El alga 'Scenedesmus almeriensis', una nueva especie de alga autóctona de Almería descubierta de forma casual en 2005, está siendo objeto de una investigación para producir biodiésel, dadas una serie de cualidades como su resistencia a condiciones extremas que la hacen especialmente indicada para ese fin.

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Bombardier Aerospace Inaugurates New Office in Shanghai - MarketWatch (press release)

Bombardier Aerospace Inaugurates New Office in Shanghai - MarketWatch (press release):



Bombardier Aerospace Inaugurates New Office in Shanghai
MarketWatch (press release)
In recent months, Bombardier Aerospace has made a series of announcements concerning the Chinese aviation industry, including the signing of a definitive agreement with COMAC to establish commonalities between C919 and CSeries aircraft on March 21.

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Cytec materials picked for COMAC C919 passenger aircraft - High Performance Composites

Cytec materials picked for COMAC C919 passenger aircraft - High Performance Composites:



Cytec materials picked for COMAC C919 passenger aircraft
High Performance Composites
Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd. (COMAC), developer of the single-aisle C919 aircraft, has signed Cytec to a 10-year term to supply high-performance structural composite and adhesive materials. Cytec Industries Inc. (Woodland Park, NJ, ...

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Aerolíneas y Austral dejarán de volar aviones Boeing - Clarín.com

Aerolíneas y Austral dejarán de volar aviones Boeing - Clarín.com:


Turismo 530


Aerolíneas y Austral dejarán de volar aviones Boeing
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Las empresas Aerolíneas Argentinas y Austral desafectaron de su flota los aviones Boeing 737/500 y MD-80, como parte de la renovación, ampliación y homogenización de sus aeronaves. Con el vuelo AU 2883 procedente de Río Gallegos que aterrizó hoy a las ...
Aerolíneas y Austral desafectan los últimos Boing 737/500 y MD-80La Voz del Interior

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"Primamos al trabajador, no la regulación salarial" - Cinco Días

"Primamos al trabajador, no la regulación salarial" - Cinco Días:


Cinco Días


"Primamos al trabajador, no la regulación salarial"
Cinco Días
LTK es una pequeña empresa logística que trabaja en el sector aeronáutico y es prácticamente la única en España. "No hay nadie en el sector que sea especialista. Ahora, los que están entrando son gigantes logísticos generales", aclara Jesús Aznar, director general de la compañía.

"Estamos en vías de tener relación con Aernnova y Aciturri". A la hora de explicar las claves de este crecimiento, Aznar habla, en primer lugar, de su focalización en el cliente. "Cuando tenemos uno, realizamos un análisis de su problemática; ...

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Georgia flies first domestically-built drone

Georgia flies first domestically-built drone: The central Asian nation of Georgia has flown its first domestically-produced unmanned air vehicle (UAV) from a military base outside Tbilisi, the national...

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Boeing Makes 737 MAX Design Decisions

  • New-engine variant to offer customers substantial fuel savings in 2017

RENTON, Wash., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has made a series of design updates to the 737 MAX to further optimize the new-engine variant's performance.

"The 737 MAX is on-track to deliver substantial fuel-savings to customers starting in 2017," said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 program. "We've made several design decisions that support the performance targets for the MAX and evolve the Next-Generation 737's design within the scope of the 737 MAX program."

Those design decisions include:

  • Aft body aerodynamic improvements: The tail cone will be extended and the section above the elevator thickened to improve steadiness of air flow. This eliminates the need for vortex generators on the tail. These improvements will result in less drag, giving the airplane better performance.
  • Engine installation: The new CFM International LEAP-1B engines will be integrated with the wing similar to the aerodynamic lines of the 787 Dreamliner engine with its wing. A new pylon and strut, along with an 8-inch nose gear extension, will maintain similar ground clearance to today's 737 while accommodating the larger engine fan. The nose gear door design is altered to fit with this revision.
  • Flight control and system updates: The flight controls will include fly-by-wire spoilers, which will save weight by replacing a mechanical system. The MAX also will feature an electronic bleed air system, allowing for increased optimization of the cabin pressurization and ice protection systems, resulting in better fuel burn.

Other minor changes to the airplane include strengthening the main landing gear, wing and fuselage to accommodate the increase in loads due to the larger engines. Boeing will continue to conduct aerodynamic, engine and airplane trade studies as the team works to optimize the design of the airplane by mid-2013.

"We also continue to do work in the wind tunnel to affirm the low- and high-speed performance of the 737 MAX design," said Michael Teal, chief project engineer and deputy program manager, 737 MAX program. "Based on design work and preliminary testing results, we have even more confidence in our ability to give our customers the fuel savings they need while minimizing the development risk on this program."

  • A possible revision to the wing tips on the MAX also is being tested in the wind tunnel to see if this new technology could further benefit the airplane. 

"Any new technology incorporated into the MAX design must offer substantial benefit to our customers with minimal risk for the team to pursue it," said Teal. "On the 737 MAX we are following our disciplined development process and continue to work on an airplane configuration that will provide the most value for our customers."

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 more than 1,000 orders and commitments from 16 customers worldwide.

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Embraer: We Will Win A Fair LAS Recompete

Embraer: We Will Win A Fair LAS Recompete: Embraer expects it will win a rebid on the U.S. Air Force’s botched Light Attack Support contract and sees no justification for changing the contract’s specifications.

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Pratt Readies For MRJ Engine Flight Tests

Pratt Readies For MRJ Engine Flight Tests: First flight test of the PW1200G for the Mitsubishi MRJ is set to take place in the next two weeks.

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Georgia Showcases UAV

Georgia Showcases UAV: The Georgian government is showing off an indigenously developed tactical unmanned aircraft (watch a video of the system here).

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EU Official Compares Carbon Tax To A Cup Of Coffee

EU Official Compares Carbon Tax To A Cup Of Coffee: Airlines, Governments Continue To Protest Unilateral Imposition Of EU-ETS The head of the EU's climate commission is continuing to downplay the costs associated with the imposition if the Emissions Trading System it implemented in January, saying that on a per-passenger basis, it's less than a cup of coffee purchased at the airport.

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La subida de tasas reducirá 2,87 millones de pasajeros

La subida de tasas reducirá 2,87 millones de pasajeros:
Madrid.-  El incremento de tasas aeroportuarias contenido en el proyecto de Presupuestos Generales del Estado (PGE) de 2012 podría reducir hasta 2,87 millones de turistas (entre españoles y extranjeros), que dejarían de gastar 1.636 millones de euros directos en los destinos españoles, según un estudio de impacto realizado por Exceltur.

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Bruselas investiga supuestas ayudas estatales en el aeropuerto de Carcassonne

Bruselas investiga supuestas ayudas estatales en el aeropuerto de Carcassonne:
Bruselas.-La Comisión Europea ha abierto una investigación para determinar si los acuerdos económicos concluidos entre los poderes públicos y el aeropuerto francés de Carcassonne, así como los compromisos comerciales acordados entre el aeropuerto y la aerolínea Ryanair son conformes con la normativa de la UE en materia de ayudas de Estado.

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Another pic of 787 in Madrid by @aviaciond



AviacionD: Si es bonito en foto, cara a cara es precioso... #B787 http://t.co/bAD6InYw


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Fotografía del 787 en Madrid, por Jose Luis Celada

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Se precisan urgentemente 400 ingenieros españoles para trabajar en Alemania


Se precisan urgentemente 400 ingenieros españoles para trabajar en Alemania

La necesidad urgente de ingenieros ha llevado a la compañía alemana Rücker AG, con sede en Wiesbaden, a elaborar un proyecto nuevo y exclusivo al que su departamento de Recursos Humanos ha llamado "Se buscan ingenieros para Alemania" y que está orientado específicamente a ingenieros españoles cualificados y dispuestos a comenzar a trabajar de inmediato en Alemania. El objetivo es cubrir antes del verano 400 plazas.

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NTSB Provides Investigative Update and Issues Recommendations to Increase Safety at Air Races

RENO, NV – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) provided an investigative update today, on last year's crash of a highly modified P-51D airplane at the National Championship Air Races in Reno Nevada. On September 16, 2011, the pilot of the Galloping Ghost experienced an upset while turning between pylons 8 and 9 on the race course. The airplane crashed on the ramp in the box seat spectator area. The pilot and 10 spectators were killed and more than 60 others were injured.

In addition to the investigative update, NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman announced that the agency was issuing a total of seven safety recommendations to make the National Championship Air Races a safer event for pilots and spectators alike.

"We are not here to put a stop to air racing," said Chairman Hersman. "We are here to make it safer."

The safety recommendations address race course design and layout, pre-race technical inspections, aircraft modifications and airworthiness, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance on air racing, the effects of g-forces on pilots, and ramp safety issues. They were issued to the FAA, the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA), and the National Air-Racing Group Unlimited Division.

While the investigation is ongoing, Chairman Hersman provided a detailed interim update that showed that the accident sequence initiated with an upset that preceded the separation of the left elevator trim tab by approximately 6 seconds.

One key safety area highlighted during the investigation is the extensive modifications made to airplanes that race in the unlimited class and the lack of documentation and inspection associated with those modifications. On the Galloping Ghost, modifications included reducing the wing span from about 37 feet to about 29 feet, and significant changes to the flight controls – all designed to increase speed and enhance racing performance.

"Our investigation revealed that this pilot, in this airplane, had never flown at this speed, on this course," said Chairman Hersman. "We are issuing a safety recommendation to ensure that pilots and their modified airplanes are put through their paces prior to race day."

Related findings from telemetry data showed that during the upset; the airplane exceeded the accelerometer's 9-G limit. While the investigation into g-forces and g-tolerance is ongoing, the photographic and telemetry evidence indicates that both the airplane and pilot experienced an unanticipated, rapid onset of high g-forces and appears to support pilot incapacitation.

The fatalities and injuries in this accident draw attention to the course design and layout. The unlimited race course is designed for an average ground speed of 500 miles per hour. As pilots make the final turn toward the home pylon, the trajectory of the airplane is in the direction of the spectators in the box seats and grandstands. The NTSB has recommended that RARA review the current course and consider changes to lessen the exposure to spectators.

To access images in the photo gallery, click the following link: http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2012/air_show/photos.html

To view the safety recommendations, click on the following link:
http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/recletters/2012/A-12-009-012.pdf 
http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/recletters/2012/A-12-013-017.pdf 
http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/recletters/2012/A-12-008.pdf

Related Materials: 
Preliminary Report of the September 16, 2011 accident in Reno, NV http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20110917X22412&key=1

Accident Press Briefings: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Y62fzZM1E&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0i-jvMi6o8&feature=player_embedded 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiEWyCezU0A&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHbqxJT2Tc8&feature=player_embedded

Investigative Update of Reno Air Race Accident, October 21, 2011, http://www.ntsb.gov/news/2011/111021.html

Press Releases on Air Race and Air Show Safety Hearing, http://www.ntsb.gov/news/2012/120105.html

Air Race and Air Show Safety Hearing, http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2012/air_show/index.html

Bio for Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman, http://www.ntsb.gov/about/bio_hersman.html


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NTSB provides update on Reno air-race crash investigation

On September 16, 2011, the pilot of a highly modified WW2 P-51D airplane crashed at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. The tragic accident saw the plane known as the "Galloping Ghost" crash into the box seat spectator area, killing the pilot and 10 spectators, with 60 others injured. Now the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has provided an update on its investigation into the much publicized incident.





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