Dos Helicópteros accidentados en Valencia

lunes, 2 de julio de 2012


2 de julio de 2012. Lamentamos comunicar que dos helicópteros de INAER han sufrido hoy sendos accidentes cuando se encontraban trabajando en las labores de extinción del incendio de Cortes de Pallás (Valencia).

El primero de ellos ha ocurrido sobre las 12 horas, cuando un helicóptero Bell 412EPha desaparecido presumiblemente en aguas del pantano de Forata en la localidad de Yátova (Valencia), cuando al parecer se disponía a realizar una carga de agua.

 

A bordo de la aeronave, al servicio del operativo de extinción de incendios del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, se encontraba el comandante del helicóptero J.A.N., que en estos momentos se encuentra desaparecido.

 

Por otro lado, sobre las 17 horas, un helicóptero SOKOL W3A que también trabajaba en las labores de extinción del citado incendio ha efectuado un aterrizaje forzoso por causas desconocidas. A bordo de la aeronave iba el comandante R.K. el copiloto F.P., ambos heridos pero conscientes y estables, han sido trasladados al centro hospitalario de La Nueva Fe de Valencia.

 

Se desconocen las causas que han provocado estos accidentes. No podemos, por tanto, realizar ninguna valoración sobre los mismos ya que están sujetos a investigación por parte de Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviación Civil (CIAIAC) del Ministerio de Fomento. En este sentido, INAER está centrando todos sus esfuerzos en colaborar estrechamente con las autoridades aeronáuticas en el esclarecimiento de los hechos con el fin de determinar lo antes posible las causas delos mismos. Destacar que INAER ha operado cerca de 25 medios aéreos de los más de 40 que se encuentran trabajando en estos incendios desde la semana pasada.

 

Queremos destacar la amplia experiencia en servicios de extinción de incendios de ambos pilotos. J.A.N. dispone de 3.995 horas de vuelo, más de 1.000 de ellas en el modelo Bell 412, habiendo participado en 12 campañas de extinción de incendios. Por su parte, R.K. cuenta con más de 7.300 horas de vuelo y una experiencia de 8 campañas de incendios en España y F.P. dispone de 1.100 horas de vuelo de experiencia y trabajaba en labores de extinción de incendios desde 2009.

 

Los helicópteros, modelo Bell 412EP, matrícula EC-KSJ y SOKOL W3A matrícula EC-JUN, se encontraban en perfectas condiciones y disponían de Certificado de Aeronavegabilidad vigente hasta el 28/06/2013 y 14/06/2013. Las aeronaves no habían sufrido ninguna incidencia técnica cumpliendo en todo momento con el programa de mantenimiento aprobado por la Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea (AESA).

 

Sobre INAER

INAER es la compañía internacional líder global en servicios de emergencia con helicóptero. Con más de 45 años de experiencia y un 1.200.000 de horas de vuelo, está presente en España, Italia, Francia, Reino Unido, Portugal, Chile, Perú, Australia y Noruega y actualmente cuenta con una flota de 366 aeronaves y más de 2.500 empleados.

INAER está especializada en operaciones de vital importancia como emergencia médica, protección civil, búsqueda y rescate en mar y montaña, vigilancia de costas y pesquera, lucha contra incendios, ala fija y mantenimiento de aeronaves. www.inaer.com

 

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SÃO PAULO, Brazil, June 26, 2012 – The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Embraer [NYSE: ERJ; BOVESPA: EMBR3] today announced an agreement to collaborate on the KC-390 aircraft program. Under this agreement, Boeing and Embraer will share some specific technical knowledge and evaluate markets where they may join their sales efforts for medium-lift military transport opportunities.

“Boeing has extensive experience in military transport and air refueling aircraft, as well as deep knowledge of potential markets for the KC-390, especially those which were not considered in our original marketing plan” said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, president and CEO of Embraer Defesa e Segurança. “This agreement will strengthen the KC-390’s prominent position in the global military transport market.”

The KC-390 collaboration is part of a broader agreement that Boeing and Embraer signed in April. The companies previously announced that they are exploring ways to cooperate in commercial airplane efficiency and safety, research and technology, and sustainable aviation biofuels. Boeing and Embraer will conduct a joint market assessment for the medium-lift military transport market and analyze business collaboration models. The market assessment includes potential customers that had not been considered in the initial market prospects for the KC-390.
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At Boeing's Transonic Wind Tunnel testing lab, technicians hover around a small scale replica of the Boeing 737 MAX. They're conducting tests on the MAX's new Advanced Technology winglet.

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"If you got out of the shower and your hair wasn't dry, and you got on a scale, we could measure your weight change as your hair dries," said Kevin Watson, a Wind Tunnel Calibration and Validation Engineer.

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Boeing Plans 787 Dreamliner Flights and Highlights Advanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Technologies at Farnborough Airshow

  • - F/A-18F Super Hornet, C-17 Globemaster III, and Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey to make demonstration flights
  • - Korean Air 737-900ER to showcase Boeing Sky Interior features

CHICAGO, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today announced that its 787 Dreamliner will participate for the first time in flying displays at the Farnborough International Airshow, which runs July 9-15 outside London. Boeing also will present its Enduring Awareness Pavilion, a comprehensive display of advanced command, control, communication, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities.

"We are showcasing a full range of innovative new products, systems and services from our commercial, defense, space and security businesses," said Tom Downey, senior vice president, Boeing Communications. "We're looking forward to the opportunities the show provides to meet with customers, partners and other stakeholders".

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Qatar Airways livery will be on static display July 9-11. Boeing plans to fly the fuel-efficient airplane in the daily show displays. The airplane will be open by invitation only. In addition, Korean Air will display its newest Boeing 737-900ER July 9-12. Boeing will feature the new 737 MAX with a program update, and a full-scale model of the 737 MAX Advanced Technology winglet will be on view in the Boeing static display area.

The Enduring Awareness Pavilion is an interactive exhibit focused on C4ISR across every operational domain – air, land, sea, space and cyberspace. It will showcase more than 20 technologies – including the P-8A Poseidon, Space-Based Space Surveillance system, Airborne Early Warning and Control, eXMeritus HardwareWall, unmanned airborne systems from ScanEagle to Phantom Eye, and other capabilities. The Pavilion, at location OE/5 and adjacent to the Boeing Chalet, will be open during normal air show hours for all visitors.

During the show's daily flying display, Boeing will demonstrate the capabilities of its advanced, multi-role F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter. Also on the flying program are the innovative Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor and the tactical and strategic C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. The company and its customers will display several other systems, including the F-15E Eagle fighter and the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. Visitors will be able to see these aircraft until Sunday, July 15.

Together with the Royal Aeronautical Society, Boeing is presenting airplanes built by students at the Yateley School (Hampshire) and the Marling school (Gloucestershire). They are the first two complete planes among the six being built by schools participating in the "Schools Build a Plane Challenge" – an initiative providing young people in UK secondary schools with the opportunity to build an operational light aircraft from a kit.

Boeing will hold a series of media briefings during the show, as listed below. Media attending the show should check the briefing schedule daily at the Boeing- sponsored Farnborough International Airshow Media Centre and the Boeing media chalet, located in chalet row B 1-6, for updates.

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Boeing to Begin Joint Manufacturing Research in Japan


  • Consortium includes Boeing’s major airframe partners, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Fuji Heavy Industries; and the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo

TOKYO, June 29, 2012 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and its three major Japanese airframe partners – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Fuji Heavy Industries – announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo. Under the MOU, the parties will commence joint research and work to create a consortium to develop industrial-scale manufacturing technology and processes, in a new model of academic-industry cooperation.

Efforts initially will focus on the development of machining and drilling process technology for titanium, aluminum and composite materials. The parties’ aim is to form a consortium for manufacturing innovation within IIS to tackle manufacturing issues common across different industries in current and future production.

The cooperation builds on the research capabilities of IIS, the expertise of the industrial partners in aerospace manufacturing and the desire by all to enhance the skills and capabilities of Japanese industry.

While partner financial investments and management details have yet to be fully developed, the intent is for an initial commitment of five years, with industrial members financially supporting the research, in addition to competing for government grant opportunities.

The detailed research agenda will be developed jointly by IIS and the industrial members to address critical manufacturing issues. Development work will be led by IIS professors and carried out by its technical staff. Members from industry also will contribute and assist on research projects.

While Boeing, MHI, KHI and FHI will comprise the initial industrial membership, the intent is to encourage participation from a broad spectrum of manufacturing sectors.

The Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of TokyoThe University of Tokyo currently comprises 11 research institutes, 15 graduate schools, etc. The Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) is the largest institute among them.
IIS promotes comprehensive research and education in nearly all fields of engineering. We promote the development of interdisciplinary research that transects different fields from creative research based on researchers’ ideas. Our activities focus on making these results useful to actual society and making them reflect graduate school level education. We are expanding our range of activities globally and playing an important role as hub for an international research network. For more information, please visit: www.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_e.html.
BoeingHeadquartered in Chicago, Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Boeing Research & Technology collaborates with customers, suppliers, universities and R&D agencies throughout the world to provide a broad base of innovative and affordable technologies for Boeing’s business units. For more information, please visit www.boeing.com.
Mitsubishi Heavy IndustriesMitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world’s leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated sales of 2,820.9 billion yen in fiscal 2011, the year ended March 31, 2012. MHI’s diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space rocketry and air-conditioning systems. For more information, please visitwww.mhi.co.jp/en/index.html.
Kawasaki Heavy IndustriesKawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) is a leading global comprehensive manufacturer of transportation equipment and industrial goods. With a broad technological base that encompasses mastery of the land, sea, and air, KHI manufactures ships, rolling stock, aircraft and jet engines, gas turbine power generators, environmental and industrial plants, and a wide range of manufacturing equipment and systems. KHI also produces such world-famous consumer products as Kawasaki-brand motorcycles and personal watercraft. For more information, please visit www.khi.co.jp/english/index.html.
Fuji Heavy IndustriesFHI, the maker of Subaru automobiles, is a leading manufacturer in Japan with a long history of technological innovations that dates back to its origin as an aircraft company. While the automotive business is a main business pillar, FHI’s Aerospace, Industrial Products and Eco Technologies divisions offer a diverse range of products from general-purpose engines, power generators, and sanitation trucks to small airplanes and crucial components for passenger aircrafts. Recognized internationally for its AWD (all-wheel drive) technology and Horizontally-Opposed engines in Subaru, FHI is also spearheading the development of environmentally friendly products and is committed to contributing to global environmental preservation. For more information, please visitwww.fhi.co.jp/english/.

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Poland orders five Airbus Military C295 aircraft, Converting Poland in largest C295 operator


Madrid, 02 July 2012


The Polish Air Force today signed a contract with Airbus Military for the acquisition of five C295 transport aircraft to further expand their transport capabilities. Deliveries will start end of this year and continue into 2013.

The aircraft will join the existing C295s currently in service, increasing the fleet to 16 aircraft, and will be used to support the Polish Air Force in its national and international operations.

“The C295 is working extremely well with the Polish Air Force and we are proud to have a further vote of confidence from our customer with this new order for a further five aircraft. We have a very close relationship with Poland also through our Polish subsidiary and we look forward to further expand our footprint in Poland”, said Domingo Ureña Raso, CEO of Airbus Military. “This order also underlines our leadership in this segment with over 110 orders of which 27 orders were placed this year.”

This now brings to the total orders for the C295 to 113, with 85 currently in operation with 13 countries.

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EADS Group To Present Innovative Products, Technologies At Farnborough Airshow 2012


New EADS Pavilion Incorporating Exhibition Area
Paris/Munich, 02 July 2012


From commercial and military aircraft to satellites and secure communications systems, EADS and its Divisions – Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – will present a wide array of innovative products at the Farnborough International Airshow, which runs from July 9 to July 15.

Visitors will see the Group’s extensive capabilities in the fields of aerospace and defence both in the air and on the ground as well as emerging technologies and research initiatives. EADS’ presence at the airshow will be centred around a new twotier Pavilion (Row OE13) located close to the Airbus static aircraft display and incorporating a 500 square metre exhibition area plus the hospitality and press areas. In the flying display, Airbus’ flagship double-decker A380 will make a welcome return to Farnborough along with Airbus Military’s A400M turboprop transport aircraft that has been ordered by eight nations. Making its first appearance will be Eurocopter’s EC175, a new medium twin-engine helicopter designed to offer superior mission versatility and to set the standards in offshore oil and gas operations, search and rescue,

VIP/corporate transport and other missions. It will be present in both the flying and static displays. A Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon will also appear in the aerial display. EADS is a partner in the Eurofighter consortium. On the static display, there will be a number of other aircraft including an Airbus A320 equipped with fuel-saving Sharklet devices on its wing-tips, an A318 Corporate Jet and the giant A300-600ST Beluga aircraft used for transporting oversized cargo. A Portuguese Air Force C295 maritime patrol aircraft will also be present.

In the product exhibition area of the Pavilion, Airbus will present models of its future A350 XWB aircraft and C295 in the Airborne Early Warning & Antisubmarine Warfare configurations. Eurocopter meanwhile will present a model of the EC175 and the highspeed hybrid demonstrator, the X3. Astrium, the space division of EADS, will display a number of exhibits including a model of its Skynet 5 U.K. military communications satellite system as well as the airborne satellite communications terminal, AirPatrol. The latter is designed to provide end users with a light-weight, high performance communications module that is compatible with all types of aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, will demonstrate its capabilities in areas such as border security and surveillance, cyber security and training services, particularly in the field of air systems. In the exhibition area, the so-called TouchLab system will present a border protection scenario in 3D to illustrate Cassidian’s role as a lead systems integrator.

EADS Innovation Works, which operates EADS’ Corporate Research & Technology laboratories around the world, will display a variety of technologies that it is pioneering and are likely to be incorporated widely in future aircraft designs. These include a model of a portable UAV produced using Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) technology, which is also known as 3D-printing. The aircraft has been designed by students from the University of Leeds, UK, in cooperation with EADS IW. Accredited journalists are welcome to visit the press area in the EADS Pavilion throughout the week. In addition, turboprop maker ATR and missile systems provider MBDA will have exhibits at the show. EADS is a partner in both of these joint ventures.

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Airbus to establish assembly line in United States


Industry-leading A320 Family aircraft to be made in largest single-aisle aircraft market
Blagnac, 02 July 2012


In a major strategic announcement today, Airbus said it will establish a manufacturing facility in the United States to assemble and deliver A320 Family aircraft. Located at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama, it will be the company’s first U.S.-based production facility. Airbus stressed that the assembly line, which will create jobs and strengthen the aerospace industry, is part of its strategy to enhance Airbus’ global competitiveness by meeting the growing needs of its customers in the United States and elsewhere.

The facility in Alabama will assemble the industry-leading family of A319, A320 and A321 aircraft. The company said construction of the assembly line will begin in summer 2013. Aircraft assembly is planned to start in 2015, with first deliveries from the Mobile facility beginning in 2016. Airbus anticipates the facility will produce between 40 and 50 aircraft per year by 2018.

“The time is right for Airbus to expand in America,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President & CEO at the announcement today in Mobile. “The U.S. is the largest single-aisle aircraft market in the world – with a projected need for 4,600 aircraft over the next 20 years - and this assembly line brings us closer to our customers. Mobile is now becoming part of Airbus’ global production network, joining our successful and growing assembly lines in Hamburg, Toulouse and Tianjin.

“When Airbus aircraft take to the skies, our pride and workmanship will soar along with them,” Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said. “We owe thanks to so many people who helped make this effort a success. This project will create 1,000 stable, well-paying jobs that the people of this area need and deserve. Alabama has the best workforce you’ll find anywhere in the U.S. Airbus has recognized all that this state can offer expanding industries, and the company is making a significant new investment in Alabama. Airbus and its parent company, EADS, have been great citizens of Alabama for years now, and we are excited to build on our wonderful relationship.”
Airbus already has a strong and growing presence in Alabama and throughout the United States. In Alabama, the company operates an Engineering Center in Mobile – also located at Brookley Aeroplex and employing more than 200 engineers and support staff – as well as an Airbus Military customer services operation supporting U.S. Coast Guard aircraft. In addition, Airbus operates an Engineering Center in Wichita, Kansas; an aircraft Spares Center in Ashburn, Virginia; a Training Center in Miami, Florida, and a regulatory and government liaison office in Washington, D.C. Subsidiary Metron Aviation, a leading provider of advanced Air Traffic Management (ATM) products and services, is based in Dulles, Virginia. Airbus’ headquarters for the Americas are located in Herndon, Virginia. All together, Airbus’ U.S. facilities currently employ more than 1,000 people.

The company said that the new Mobile assembly line, together with associated functions, should create as many as 1,000 new high-skilled jobs.

Airbus’ assembly line in Mobile will add to existing production capabilities by other EADS companies in the United States. For example, American Eurocopter manufactures helicopters at facilities in Columbus, Mississippi and Grand Prairie, Texas, while Cassidian Communications has an assembly plant in Temecula, California.

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Woburn, MA (June 28, 2012) - The Terrafugia Transition® production prototype has completed the first phase of its flight test program. Phase 1 flight testing, conducted at Plattsburgh International Airport in Plattsburgh, NY, allowed Terrafugia to check off many critical early testing objectives for the Transition® program. “It’s a real airplane; we’re flying it whenever we want, for as long as we want,” said Terrafugia CEO/CTO Carl Dietrich.


Test items accomplished include power on and power off handling, aircraft stability, engine cooling evaluation, and propeller setting optimization in various flight conditions. Five more flight test phases are planned.


The production prototype is now moving into drive testing to explore the ground drivetrain, suspension tuning, braking performance, and road handling.


“We have great momentum going in our testing program,” said Terrafugia COO Anna Mracek Dietrich. “Our top priority this summer is flight and drive-testing, in anticipation of certifying compliance with the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards.”


The Transition® was flown by Chief Test Pilot and Director of Flight Test Operations Col. Phil Meteer (US Air Force-Retired). The chase aircraft was flown by Giora Guth. Terrafugia wishes to thank Plattsburgh International Airport (KPBG) and Sheltair Aviation at KPBG for their hospitality.


Terrafugia (terra-FOO-gee-ah), based in Woburn, MA, is a growing aerospace company founded by pilots and engineers from MIT and supported by a world-class network of advisors and private investors. The company name is Latin for “escape the earth.” Terrafugia’s mission is to design and deliver revolutionary, practical air and land vehicles that provide freedom, flexibility and fun to their loyal customers.


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Specifications can be found online at http://www.terrafugia.com/aircraft.html.

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Crónica de Unvex 2012

Crónica de Unvex 2012:  Publicado originalmente en Itavia N-80 Junio 2012 Este año se volvió a celebrarUNVEX, la feria de aeronaves no tripuladas española, enMadrid, y allá que nos fuimos a hacer preguntas y sacar fotos. Os lo dejamos todo aquí abajo, en nuestraCrónica de UNVEX 12  

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"Sogeclair doblará su tamaño en España en dos años"

Entrevista JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ. CONSEJERO DELEGADO DE SOGECLAIR AEROSPACE EN ESPAÑA

http://www.cincodias.com/articulo/empresas/sogeclair-doblara-tamano-espana-anos/20120702cdscdiemp_9/


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Aguirre da carpetazo al proyecto del mayor parque tecnológico de España (Carpetania II )

  • La ampliación del polígono de La Carpetania se congela por el recorte presupuestario
  • Solo se garantizan los terrenos que reclama EADS
  • Getafe calculaba que el crecimiento del parque empresarial supondría miles de empleos
  • La oposición teme que el dinero se destine a Eurovegas
  • Peligra una inversión estrella

Nota no exenta de sarcasmo: Por supuesto, mucho mejor apostar por Eurovegas que por I+D aeronáutica

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Search For A Missing AN-2 Finds Wreckage Of Another

Search For A Missing AN-2 Finds Wreckage Of Another: Missing Plane Took Off Without Permission A missing AN-2 biplane is still missing after wreckage found by a search party proved to be that of a different AN-2. A massive search, involving nearly 1500 people, 300 vehicles and 11 aircraft has been underway for almost 3 weeks but to no avail. The Moscow Times reports the still missing aircraft took off from the Urals city of Serov with 13 people on board, including the local traffic police chief. The aircraft departed June 11 on an unauthorized flight and then mysteriously disappeared.

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Un piloto muere al estrellarse en la extinción del incendio de Cortes de Pallás

http://ccaa.elpais.com/ccaa/2012/07/02/valencia/1341216216_455332.html


  • Los fuegos de Cortes de Pallás y Andilla han quemado 48.583 hectáreas, según Gobernación
  • Las llamas se reproducen en varios puntos en Andilla pero el perímetro ya está acotado
  • 1.800 personas trabajan para combatir los siniestros auxiliadas por 43 medios aéreos

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