Boeing agrees $15bn deal with United Continental to supply 150 B737

jueves, 12 de julio de 2012

BBCBreaking: Boeing agrees $15bn deal with US airline giant United Continental to supply 150 orders for 737 planes. Details soon http://t.co/zZjbpFuK

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El aeropuerto de Badajoz crece la mano de Helitt


 El aeropuerto extremeño sigue mejorando sus cifras de tráfico gracias a las rutas que
la compañía Helitt ofrece desde la región. Según datos oficiales de Aena en junio de 2012
pasaron por el aeródromo de Talavera la Real un total de 6.816 pasajeros en 233 operaciones,
lo que supone un incremento del 42,5% respecto al mismo mes del pasado 2011. Con estos
datos de junio el pacense se convierte en el aeropuerto de la red Aena con vuelos regulares
que más crece porcentualmente. Buena parte de culpa de este espectacular crecimiento la
tiene Helitt Líneas Aéreas ya que 8 de cada 10 pasajeros que volaron desde Badajoz eligieron la
compañía malagueña.

Los destinos que Helitt ofrece desde Extremadura son Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga
y Mallorca. Es precisamente Palma la ruta que más ha crecido en cifras de ocupación en el
último mes con un aumento del 29%, manteniéndose los vuelos a la ciudad condal como los
más utilizados por los extremeños.

A espera de que las Administraciones autoricen el transporte de carga desde el
aeropuerto de Badajoz, Helitt sigue apostando por éste para que continúe afianzándose como
una opción viable y de confianza para la movilidad de extremeños y visitantes.

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19 medidas urgentes para salvar la Aviación General en España

Aopa Spain (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association) ha hecho públicas un paquete de diecinueve medidas urgentes para salvar la Aviación General en España que según asegura podrían implementarse de inmediato sin grandes costes de inversión pública.

Las 19 medidas fueron presentadas en las I Jornadas de Trabajo del Sector Aéreo realizadas en la Secretaría General de Transporte, Dirección General de Aviación Civil entre el 25 y el 29 de junio de 2012.

He aquí las 19 medidas propuestas por Aopa:

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Galería de fotos del salón de Farnborough (tercera parte)

Galería de fotos del salón de Farnborough (tercera parte)

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Irkut not yet ‘aggressive’ in marketing of MC-21

Irkut not yet ‘aggressive’ in marketing of MC-21:
Irkut said that while it is hopeful it will increase the number of MC-21 aircraft sold by the end of the year, it will hold off on “real, aggressive” marketing until assembly of the first aircraft. The maiden flight is scheduled for mid-2015.

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Los trabajadores de Iberia en Barcelona-El Prat convocan seis jornadas de huelga

Los trabajadores de Iberia en Barcelona-El Prat convocan seis jornadas de huelga:
Los trabajadores de Iberia en el aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat han convocado seis jornadas de huelga de 24 horas, concretamente los viernes 27 de julio y 3, 10, 17, 24 y 31 de agosto.

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Photo of Note: Boeing 737 MAX Winglet

Photo of Note: Boeing 737 MAX Winglet:

The new Advance Technology Winglet that will go on the Boeing 737 MAX.
The new Advance Technology Winglet that will go on the Boeing 737 MAX.
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Piaggo Officialy Launches New MPA Aircraft

Piaggo Officialy Launches New MPA Aircraft: Selects Saab As Systems Supplier For The Development Of State Of The Art, Multirole Patrol Aircraft Piaggio Aero has inked a deal with with ADASI – Abu Dhabi Autonomous System Investments - a subsidiary of Tawazun – for the development of a new special missions surveillance aircraft, the Piaggio Aero MPA – Multirole Patrol Aircraft. The comprehensive contract covers the complete development of the MPA aircraft, including the roll out of two prototypes with first flight scheduled for 2014.

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ATR sólo producirá la serie 600 de sus ATR 42 y ATR 72

ATR sólo producirá la serie 600 de sus ATR 42 y ATR 72:
 ATR da un paso adelante y deja de fabricar la serie 500 de sus dos modelos para centrárse en la más nueva 600  que entró en servicio en 2011.

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Emirates abre una oficina en pleno centro de Barcelona

Emirates abre una oficina en pleno centro de Barcelona:

La nueva sede barcelonesa de Emirates se encuentra, concretamente, en el Paseo de Gracia, 2 - 4 2º 3ª, en pleno corazón comercial de la ciudad.

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Rusia cambia su estrategia de exportación de aparatos aéreos - RIA Novosti

Rusia cambia su estrategia de exportación de aparatos aéreos - RIA Novosti:



Rusia cambia su estrategia de exportación de aparatos aéreos
RIA Novosti
Incluso aunque no firmen un contrato para la fabricación de una gran partida de estos cazas para la Fuerza Aérea de Rusia, las plantas de Sukhoi no quedarán sin trabajo. Por ejemplo, la planta aeronáutica de Irkutsk (Siberia), que fabrica cazas Su ...

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Ruslan wins new NATO tender - The Voice of Russia

Ruslan wins new NATO tender - The Voice of Russia:


The Voice of Russia


Ruslan wins new NATO tender
The Voice of Russia
A joint venture between Ukraine's Antonov Airlines and Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group has won a tender announced by NATO for the transport of its troops and equipment. Under the deal, the alliance will acquire a fleet of An-124-100 Ruslan heavy transport ...
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Ruslan aircraft to continue working on delivery of cargo for NATONRCU - Ukrainian Radio
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FARNBOROUGH: ARJ21 first delivery pushed to end 2013 - Flightglobal

FARNBOROUGH: ARJ21 first delivery pushed to end 2013 - Flightglobal:


China.org.cn


FARNBOROUGH: ARJ21 first delivery pushed to end 2013
Flightglobal
Comac has confirmed that the first delivery of its ARJ21 regional jet has been pushed back by around two years to end-2013, a development that could have a knock-on impact on the C919 narrowbody programme. The delivery of the ARJ21 was initially ...
China's C919 draws attention at Farnborough Int'l AirshowChina.org.cn
China shows off C919 passenger jetITN
Comac targets next batch of C919 plane ordersChina Daily
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
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New Airbus Tankers Enter Service as Teething Troubles Are Resolved - Aviation International News

New Airbus Tankers Enter Service as Teething Troubles Are Resolved - Aviation International News:


Aviation International News


New Airbus Tankers Enter Service as Teething Troubles Are Resolved
Aviation International News
Airbus Military has taken orders for 28 A330 MRTT (multi-role tanker-transport) aircraft, and by the end of this year 13 are due to be in service. The program has encountered a number of teething troubles, but the company reports that they are being ...

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Farnborough Air Show 2012 – Day 3 highlights

Day 3 at Farnborough Air Show, and the appearance on the sun in the sky sparked off a media frenzy among show photographers elbowing each other for the perfect shot of aircraft and aviation newsmakers. Elsewhere the show hosted 150+ future space tourists and the biggest airliner order of the day came from a surprise direction. Let’s take a look at the action.

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Boeing Projects Exponential Growth in Demand for Airline Pilots


  • Maintenance technicians also required in high numbers over next 20 years
  • Global requirement for one million pilots and technicians tied to airplane deliveries



Today at the Farnborough International Airshow, Boeing released the 2012 Pilot and Technician Outlook -- a respected industry forecast of aviation personnel. FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] projects the world will face an unprecedented demand for airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years as global economies expand and airlines take delivery of tens of thousands of new commercial airplanes.

The Boeing outlook indicates that by 2031 the world will require:

  • 460,000 new commercial airline pilots
  • 601,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians


"In many regions of the world, our customers are facing challenges in recruiting personnel due to pilot and technician shortages," said Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services. "Boeing is committed to developing innovative solutions that address this critical need by leveraging our knowledge, expertise and experienced global team to give our customers and the industry the training advantage they need to succeed."

While overall demand for aviation personnel remains strong, the projected need for technicians has decreased from last year, due in part to improving airplane technology and maintenance efficiencies as well as older airplanes being retired sooner than average due to higher fuel prices. The result is better than expected reliability and longer maintenance check intervals. Demand for maintenance personnel, however, is still expected to grow in proportion to the expanding global fleet.

Projected demand by region:

  • Asia Pacific – 185,600 pilots and 243,500 technicians
  • Europe – 100,900 pilots and 129,700 technicians
  • North America – 69,000 pilots and 92,500 technicians
  • Middle East – 36,100 pilots and 53,700 technicians
  • Latin America – 42,000 pilots and 47,300 technicians
  • Africa – 14,500 pilots and 16,200 technicians
  • Russia and CIS – 11,900 pilots and 18,100 technicians


"Meeting this exponential demand requires increased reliance on new, digital technology such as online and mobile computing," said Carbary. "Boeing is expanding its training technologies and the reach of our partnerships and working to develop a global flight school network to better supply aviation talent for the future."

About the Boeing Edge

Boeing offers a comprehensive portfolio of commercial aviation services, collectively known as theBoeing Edge, bringing value and advantages to customers and the industry. Boeing Flight Services provides integrated offerings to drive optimized performance, efficiency and safety through advanced flight and maintenance training as well as improved air traffic management and 24/7 flight operations support. Flight Services provides digital tools and data to enhance overall operations, airport infrastructure, fuel efficiency, flight planning, navigation and scheduling.

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Airbus Military begins final assembly of the first A400M for Turkey

The Airbus Military A400M final assembly line (FAL) in Seville (Spain) has begun working on the first A400M for the Turkish Air Force. The integration of the wings and central wing-box for this aircraft, known as MSN9, began in mid-May while the integration of the nose and the fuselage started by the end of June. With the arrival of the vertical tailplane (VTP) and the horizontal tailplane (HTP) yesterday all the components for this third serial production A400Mare already being integrated in the FAL.

Turkey will take delivery of its first A400M military airlifter in 2013.

The photograph shows the nose and fuselage join up process underway.

Pictures of the A400M MSN9 can be downloaded in high-resolution from http://www.airbusmilitary.com/Multimedia/A400MPhotoGallery.aspx

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Airbus Military C295 certified for civic operations

Airbus Military has obtained civil certification for the C295 transport in a move whichresponds to the evolving requirements of agencies and operators conducting humanitarian and other “civic” operations.

The new certification, awarded by Spain´s civil aviation authority AESA (Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea), confirms the C295´s compliance with the enhanced regulatory environment in this sector of the market.

It underlines the aircraft´s suitability to address the growing market for emergency and humanitarian missions for international aid organisations, peacekeeping operations carried out by civil operators, and security operations by police forces and similar agencies.

The operations and configurations approved under this certification include personnel transport with side-facing seats for up to 70 occupants or “airline-style” seats for up to 51 occupants, medical evacuation with up to 21 NATO litters, mixed transport of personnel and cargo, carriage of up to eight cargo pallets, cargo aerial delivery, and operations on unpaved runways.

Additionally this new approval can be applied to aircraft delivered to governments and military customers that require type certification in accordance with civil airworthiness requirements.

“This certification has been successfully achieved after a great effort by both industry and regulatory specialists and certification teams,” said Isabel Maestre, AESA Director.

Airbus Military SVP Head of Engineering Miguel Angel Morell said: “The C295 has been designed from the outset as an exceptionally robust and reliable aircraft which is highly suitable for demanding “civic” operations for the benefit of society. Obtaining civil certification ensures its acceptability to all agencies operating in this area and cements its leadership in the sector.”

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About C295
The new generation C295 is the ideal aircraft for defence and civic missions to the benefit of society, such as humanitarian actions, maritime patrol, and environmental surveillance. Thanks to its robustness, reliability and simple systems, this medium sized tactical airlifter provides the versatility and flexibility necessary for personnel, troop and bulk or palletized cargo transportation, medical evacuation, communication and logistic duties, and certified air-dropping capabilities. Its mix of dual technology civil/military equipment ensures success in demanding tactical missions, growth potential for systems development, as well as compatibility with the latest civil airspace requirements. The C295 is part of Airbus Military’s family of light and medium airlifters which also includes the smaller C212 and CN235.

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Airbus Military C295 carries Marte Mk2/S anti-ship missile



Airbus Military and MBDA have successfully completed the first flight of the C295 maritime patrol aircraft with an instrumented Marte MK2/S anti-ship inert missile installed under the wing. The flight was the first of a series of trials planned in a joint Airbus Military – MBDA collaboration to validate the aerodynamic integration of Marte on the C295. Subsequent flights will include handling qualities tests and aircraft flight performance tests.

This initiative successfully aligns with the defence industry strategy shared by MBDA in Spain and Airbus Military.

The MBDA Marte MK2/S missile is a fire-and-forget, all-weather, medium-range sea-skimming anti-ship weapon system, equipped with inertial mid-course guidance and radar homing terminal guidance, and capable of destroying small vessels and heavily damaging major vessels. The missile has a weight of 310 Kg and is 3.85 m long.

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In the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) role, the C295 is already in-service carrying the MK46 torpedo.

The Marte Mk2/S is already integrated on the AW-101 and the NFH-90 naval helicopters.

About C295
The new generation C295 is the ideal aircraft for defence and civic missions to the benefit of society, such as humanitarian actions, maritime patrol, and environmental surveillance. Thanks to its robustness, reliability and simple systems, this medium sized tactical airlifter provides the versatility and flexibility necessary for personnel, troop and bulk or palletized cargo transportation, medical evacuation, communication and logistic duties, and certified air-dropping capabilities. Its mix of dual technology civil/military equipment ensures success in demanding tactical missions, growth potential for systems development, as well as compatibility with the latest civil airspace requirements. The C295 is part of Airbus Military’s family of light and medium airlifters which also includes the smaller C212 and CN235.

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Airbus wins US$16.9 billion worth of commitments at Farnborough International Air Show 2012



. 115 Airbus aircraft across three product families

. Airbus’ continuous improvement of its aircraft endorsed by the market
12 JULY 2012 PRESS RELEASE


At the 2012 Farnborough International Air Show, Airbus won about US$16.9 billion worth of business for a total of 115 aircraft. The commitments comprise Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 61 aircraft worth US$5.8 billion and firm purchase orders for 54 aircraft worth around US$11.1 billion.

The A350-1000 was the notable star at the show, receiving a significant endorsement from one of the world’s foremost carriers, Cathay Pacific Airways. The airline not only placed 10 new orders for the model, but also converted 16 previously ordered A350-900s to the new larger variant. This represents almost US$4.2 billion worth of business. The A350-1000 ordered by Cathay Pacific features the recently enhanced Rolls-Royce Trent XWB turbofan with 97,000lbs thrust.

Another star at Farnborough was the A330 Family which won 10 firm orders worth US$2.3 billion from CIT Group. This order is additionally significant since it marks the launch of the new upgraded 240 tonne take-off weight A330. This version opens more routes and offers up to 400nm more range and nearly five tonnes more payload than the A330s being delivered today. In addition, Synergy Aerospace ordered six A330-200s plus three A330 Freighters, bringing the total commitments for the A330 Family at Farnborough to 19 aircraft.

The A320 Family also scored at Farnborough by winning 86 commitments worth over US$8.4 billion. Overall there were 57 commitments for the ‘current engine option’ (‘CEO’) A320 Family which shows that it is still the industry’s benchmark single-aisle aircraft. These included an MoU from China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC) for 36 new ‘CEO’ single-aisle aircraft which can be equipped with the new fuel-saving Sharklet large wingtip devices. Another ‘CEO’ highlight was Utair’s firm order for 20 A321s worth over US$2 billion. Meanwhile, the forthcoming A320neo – which has just commenced production – also re-affirmed its marketing leading position at Farnborough with 29 new commitments from Avolon, Middle East Airlines, and Arkia Israel Airlines.

Fabrice Brégier, Airbus’s Chief Executive Officer said: “The quality of orders at Farnborough has been high at the show, with significant endorsement from leading customers of our strategy to continuously innovate and improve our products.” He adds: “With the recent announcement last week to build an A320 production line in America, coupled with the start of production for the A320neo in Toulouse, Airbus is cementing its leading global position.”

In addition to aircraft order announcements, Airbus Customer Services enhanced its global footprint by signing a cooperation agreement with GMF AeroAsia, the maintenance and repair subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia. This 10-year strategic partnership will develop a local

maintenance training centre for Airbus customers in the region. Airbus also became the first aircraft manufacturer to launch an innovative range of iPad ‘Electronic-Flight-Bag’ applications to enable pilots to manage aircraft performance data on the popular light handheld device. Meanwhile Airbus launched a new cabin innovation – the SpaceFlex lavatory concept – a new option now available for the A320 Family which creates more passenger comfort and revenue space.

Furthermore, Airbus was the headline sponsor of the Farnborough Innovation Zone and Future’s Day. The Innovation Zone promoted inspiring R&T projects and a futuristic vision of a sustainable aviation sector in 2050 and beyond. Airbus experts discussed alternative energies, future solutions and future talent.

Airbus is the world’s leading commercial aircraft manufacturer producing the most modern and efficient airliners in every category, from the single-aisle A320 Family up to the world’s largest airliner, the A380. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the US, China, Japan and in the Middle East. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS company.

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El C295 de Airbus Military vuela por primera vez con el misil antibuque Marte

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El C295 de Airbus Military vuela por primera vez con el misil Marte ...
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Este vuelo ha sido el primero de una serie de pruebas planificadas conjuntamente por ambas compañías para validar la integración aerodinámica del misil Marte en el C295. En sucesivos se realizarán pruebas de calidad de operación y rendimiento.


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Stalker UAS flight time improved by 2,400 percent using laser beams

Stalker UAS flight time improved by 2,400 percent using laser beams:
The flight time of the Stalker UAS has been improved by 2,400 percent using a wireless las...
Late last year, DARPA researchers upped the standard two-hour endurance of Lockheed Martin’s Stalker small unmanned aerial system (UAS) by a factor of four using a propane-fueled compact solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). Now the flight time of the aircraft has been improved by a whopping 2,400 percent, with a test flight lasting more than 48 hours using a laser power system to wirelessly transfer power to the UAS from the ground... Continue Reading Stalker UAS flight time improved by 2,400 percent using laser beams

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Initial Flight Testing Complete For PW1200G

Initial Flight Testing Complete For PW1200G: Program Consisted Of 23 Flights And 127 Hours The first flight test program for the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1200G engine was successfully wrapped up June 21st. According to a company news release, the program consisted of 23 flights and 127 hours on a specially designed stub wing aboard Pratt & Whitney's Boeing 747SP flying test bed.

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Nuevo caso de asfixia de un piloto del F-22

Nuevo caso de asfixia de un piloto del F-22:

La Fuerza Aérea estadounidense continúa investigando en busca de las razones que provocan el “misterio de la hipoxia” que afecta a los pilotos del caza de última generación F-22 durante el vuelo provocándoles la asfixia.  El último caso tuvo lugar la pasada semana en Hawái, si bien el piloto logró aterrizar el aparato.

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Rajoy anuncia la inmediata liberalización o privatización de los servicios aeroportuarios

Rajoy anuncia la inmediata liberalización o privatización de los servicios aeroportuarios:


“Asimismo -dijo a continuación-, se llevará a cabo un proceso de liberalización y, en su caso, privatización de los servicios asociados al transporte ferroviario, portuario y aeroportuario”. Rajoy

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Los descuentos en la compra de aviones pueden llegar hasta el 60%

Los descuentos en la compra de aviones pueden llegar hasta el 60%:



“El precio que realmente pagan las aerolíneas es alrededor de la mitad del anunciado por los fabricantes en el caso de pedidos multimillonarios”, reconoce Robert Milton, presidente del directorio de Ace Aviation Holdings Inc., la matriz de Air Canada.

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