Pak Fa: Rusia producirá masivamente quinta generación de aviones caza a partir de 2015

martes, 7 de agosto de 2012

Rusia producirá masivamente quinta generación de aviones caza a ... - Centro de Información por Internet de China:


Rusia producirá masivamente quinta generación de aviones caza a ...
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El PAKFA-50, construido por el mayor fabricante ruso de aviones Sukhoi, llevó a cabo su vuelo inaugural en enero de 2010. El avión combina las capacidades de un bombardero de primera línea con un interceptor y emplea sistemas de aviones furtivos que ...

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Boeing atrae cliente clave de Airbus y agrava disputa - Reuters América Latina

Boeing atrae cliente clave de Airbus y agrava disputa - Reuters América Latina:


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Boeing atrae cliente clave de Airbus y agrava disputa
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PARIS/SINGAPUR (Reuters) - El fabricante europeo de aeronaves Airbus recibió un golpe el viernes luego de que un importante cliente optara por cambiarse a su rival estadounidense Boeing, generando acusaciones en Europa sobre tácticas agresivas en ...
Airbus recibe 270 pedidos en el primer semestre del año, 430 ...Expansión.com
Airbus pierde cliente frente a BoeingEl Semanario
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Alestis dice que el nuevo ERTE se deriva de falta de actividad y no ... - 20minutos.es

Alestis dice que el nuevo ERTE se deriva de falta de actividad y no ... - 20minutos.es:


Alestis dice que el nuevo ERTE se deriva de falta de actividad y no ...
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Alestis ha indicado que el nuevo expediente de regulación temporal de empleo (ERTE) presentado por la empresa aeronáutica para la zona de la Bahía de Cádiz se deriva de la falta de actividad y ha precisado que no se aplicará en su totalidad de manera ...
El juez autoriza el ERE temporal de AlestisDiario de Sevilla
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La CES reclama «contundencia» en el apoyo al sector aeronáutico - La Razón

La CES reclama «contundencia» en el apoyo al sector aeronáutico - La Razón:


La Razón

La CES reclama «contundencia» en el apoyo al sector aeronáutico
La Razón
Miguel Rus avisa de que las «dudas» que rodean al grupo «Alestis Aerospace», contratista de la multinacional aeronáutica «Airbus», pueden ocasionar que la carga de trabajo de la que goza el polo aeronáutico sevillano sea trasladada a otros lugares.

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A400M 'On Track' Despite Engine Issue - Aviation Week

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A400M 'On Track' Despite Engine Issue
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“We next need to fuel with an MRTT [A330 multi-role tanker transport] and slot that into our test program” he adds. The “wet” contact work will be flown by MSN4, which has a suitably configured fuel system installed. Earlier generic testing was ...

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Asociación de pymes de Cataluña firma un convenio con Airbus Military para que las empresas catalanas exporten servicios

El presidente de Pimec, Josep González, y el director comercial de Airbus Military, Antonio Rodríguez, han firmado un convenio de colaboración por el que las empresas catalanas podrán acceder a contratos de exportación de bienes y servicios que la empresa aeronáutica facilita y financia a sus países clientes.

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[video] 138 paracaidistas en formación de copo de nieve baten record mundial

Les costó 15 intentos conseguirlo, pero los 138 paracaidistas lograron una formación de copo de nieve en caída libre, a velocidades hasta de 220 millas por hora, sobre Ottawa, al suroeste de Chicago


Esta formación, con tantas personas, se considera muy peligrosa, y debido a la altitud del salto (18500ft) los paracaidistas (que iban en 6 aviones distintos) necesitaban oxígeno.


El anterior record fue establecido en 2009. Además de los 138 paracaidistas, saltaron 4 cámaras, que no formaban parte de la formación, y que grabaron el salto para que el record pudiera ser validado por los jueces de la FAI.

vídeo aqui: http://blog.sandglasspatrol.com/index.php/noticias/55-exhibiciones/1098-video-138-paracaidistas-en-formacion-de-copo-de-nieve-baten-record-mundial

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Learjet 85 Aircraft Mock-Up Tour Underway

Learjet 85 Aircraft Mock-Up Tour Underway: Bombardier's Exclusive Fractional Launch Customer, Flexjet, Showcases New Aircraft Model At 11 Private Events Flexjet and Bombardier are launching an 11-city U.S. tour offering the opportunity to experience firsthand the aircraft that the company says is poised to revolutionize the industry.

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Embraer Reinforces its Customer Support and Service Capabilities for Africa

Embraer is reinforcing its Commercial Aviation customer support network in Africa, with the appointment of Airlink as its new Embraer Authorized Service Center (EASC) for the ERJ 145 family. The agreement also includes the establishment of an Embraer local spare parts distribution center in Johannesburg, serving ERJ 145 family customers in the region.

"We are very pleased to reinforce our long established partnership with Airlink, which has been an ERJ 135 jets operator since 2001. With their extensive experience on Embraer aircraft, Airlink will play an important role in supporting the growing fleet of Company aircraft in Africa. This new partnership will bring high standards of maintenance, repair and operation services, along with spare parts inventories, close to our current and future customers in the region," said Johann Bordais, Vice President Support & Services, Europe Middle-East & Africa, Commercial Aviation.

Both maintenance and distribution centres will be located at Airlink facilities, at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport. This unique logistics platform in South Africa provides valued additional warehouse capacity, complementing Embraer's existing Distribution Center in France and improving the parts and components availability and delivery process, especially in AOG (Aircraft on Ground) situations, throughout the African Continent.

In addition to this Service Center, Embraer is improving its training capacity in the region with the introduction of a new flight simulator for the ERJ 145 family in partnership with FlightSafety.

"We see strong growth opportunities in African markets and are swiftly investing in expanding our customer support presence in the region based on three platforms: MRO, spare parts and training," said Mathieu Duquesnoy, Vice President Middle-East & Africa – Commercial Aviation. "The Embraer ERJ 145 and the E-Jet Families have received a positive reception in this region and we see a strong potential for 70 to 120-seat aircraft. Our pledge is not only to offer state of the art, reliable aircraft, but, more importantly, strong and local support to our customers."

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Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies Unveils New Unmanned Quad Rotor Vertical Take-Off and Landing System

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Procerus Technologies' new small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system  gives warfighters, first responders and others in small, cluttered, urban environments an eye-in-the-sky in just minutes.

The rugged, five-pound VTOL quad rotor, dual-sensor platform features an extended hover, perch and stare capability that provides military, civil and commercial customers with aerial reconnaissance in crowded areas unreachable by fixed-wing unmanned aircraft systems. The VTOL's gimbal mount includes electro-optical and infrared sensors and a laser illuminator to provide continuous 360-degree panning capability.

"We are leveraging years of experience in building small, innovative avionics and payload technologies to develop an affordable and efficient VTOL solution," said Todd Titensor, senior manager of Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies. "Our system is quiet, can operate day or night in challenging weather conditions and has longer operating time than other VTOL platforms."

Equipped with the Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies' proven Kestrel 3 autopilot, the compact, lightweight VTOL can be deployed in minutes and operate for up to 40 minutes. The collapsible VTOL platform folds into a man-packable unit that requires no tools for assembly.

The VTOL system includes a wireless hand controller, which provides an easy-to-use interface for intuitive, untethered vehicle operation. For full ground control station capabilities, the Virtual Cockpit v3.0 features a user-friendly 3-D map interface, powerful mission planning tools, in-flight re-tasking and full waypoint navigation.

The VTOL also can land and gather surveillance data from a remote location and then take off and return home.

Acquired in January 2012, Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies is the developer of the Kestrel™ Autopilot avionics and Virtual Cockpit™ system for fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. Additional products include small vertical take-off and landing platforms and OnPoint OnBoard™ vision systems for target tracking, stabilization, geo-location and terminal guidance applications.

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First Lineage 1000 Spreads its Wings in Mainland China

 Embraer's Lineage 1000 ultra-large executive jet will spread its wings for its first mainland China customer with the delivery to China's Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Investment Group Co., Ltd., in a ceremony held at Embraer's headquarters in São José dos Campos.  

"We welcome Xinjiang Guanghui Group to join Embraer's increasing customer base in China," said Guan Dongyuan, President of Embraer China. "We believe that the Lineage 1000, the flagship of Embraer executive jets portfolio, will be the ideal business partner for our new customer by increasing the productivity of their daily operations, while offering them the ultimate comfort in traveling."

"As one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers, Embraer has achieved exceptional progress in the business aviation segment worldwide," said Kong Lingjiang, Vice President of Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Investment Group. "We are confident that Embraer's Lineage 1000 will give us outstanding performance, providing us a home away from home, while maximizing this jet as the business tool we need to optimize our time."

Since the first delivery of Embraer's executive jet in Greater China in 2004, Embraer has booked firm orders for 28 executive jets in this market. Last year witnessed exceptionally fast brand awareness and business growth for Embraer in China's business aviation segment with 15 firm orders. It also saw the addition of world famous movie star Jackie Chan as Embraer Executive Jets' brand ambassador and the delivery of his aircraft, the first Legacy 650 in the Greater China region. The company forecasts an industry-wide demand of 635 executive jets in the China market in the coming 10 years.

In light of its increasing customer base, the company is continuously enhancing its customer services capacity with executive jets authorized services centers fully equipped to serve its customers in Greater China.

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Embraer Delivers the First Four A-29 Super Tucano to Indonesian Air Force

Embraer Defense and Security has today delivered four light attack and tactical training A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to Indonesia's Air Force at a ceremony held in its facility in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo, Brazil. Indonesia is the first operator of Super Tucano in the Asia-Pacific region.

These four A-29 Super Tucano are from the initial batch of eight aircraft purchased by the Indonesian Air Force (IAF) in 2010. The IAF has since ordered a second batch of eight Super Tucanos as part of their equipment modernization exercise, bringing the total number of orders to 16 aircraft.

"We are honored that the Indonesian Air force has selected the A-29 Super Tucano as the preferred choice in their fleet modernization program", said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, President of Embraer Defense and Security. "The Super Tucano is a mature, proven and mission-ready aircraft with more than 160 units in operation globally."

The Super Tucano was chosen by the Indonesian Defense Forces to replace a fleet of OV-10 Broncos as part of their equipment modernization exercise for years 2009 – 2014. With more than 157,000 flight hours and over 23,000 combat hours achieved, the Super Tucano offers the flexibility to perform a broad range of missions including light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception and counter insurgence. The aircraft makes excellent use of the most recent electronic, optical, infra-red and laser technologies, as well as secure radio communications with data-link, and an unparalleled weaponry capability, making it highly reliable and at a top-level cost/benefit ratio for a wide range of military missions, even operating from unpaved runways.

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Boeing Statement on Xiamen Airlines Commitment to Purchase 40 Next-Generation 737s

SEATTLE, Aug 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced Friday that Xiamen Airlines has agreed to purchase 40 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s. The airline plans to use the airplanes for more international routes to meet growing passenger traffic in Asia-Pacific and China.

The order, which is valued at $3.5 billion at list prices, requires Chinese Government approval and Boeing will work with Xiamen Airlines to obtain approval. After that time the order will be posted to Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

"Xiamen Airlines is a valued customer of The Boeing Company and we are delighted that Xiamen has decided to add to their expanding Next-Generation 737 fleet," said Ihssane Mounir, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Greater China and Korea, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "This commitment from one of the fastest growing airlines in the world is a testament to the world's best-selling airplane and the many advantages the Next-Generation 737 provides to the airline and its passengers."

Xiamen Airlines currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of six 757 airplanes and 77 Next-Generation 737 airplanes. The carrier plans to grow its operational fleet to 200 airplanes by the end of year 2020.

The Next-Generation 737 is the most fuel-efficient and reliable single-aisle airplane today with an 8 percent per-seat operating cost advantage over the nearest competitor. Known for its reliability, fuel efficiency and economical performance, the 737-800 is selected by leading carriers throughout the world because it provides operators the flexibility to serve a wide range of markets. The 737, the gold standard of single-aisle jetliners, can seat 162 passengers in dual class and up to 189 passengers in a high density configuration. It can fly 175 nautical miles (320 kilometers) farther and consume up to 7 percent less fuel while carrying 12 more passengers than the competing model.

Xiamen-based Xiamen Airlines is a privately-owned subsidiary of China Southern Airlines.

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Boeing Team Demonstrates Expanded Control of Unmanned Aircraft Swarm

  • Operator uses laptop and military radio to task autonomous systems and receive time-critical information

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) have demonstrated that an operator on the ground, using only a laptop and a military radio, can command an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) "swarm." Despite limited flight training, the operator was able to connect with autonomous UAVs, task them and obtain information without using a ground control station.

The team conducted flight tests in Oregon for several days in June, using two ScanEagle UAVs manufactured by Boeing subsidiary Insitu and swarm technology developed by JHU/APL. The technology allows UAVs to perform similarly to a swarm of insects, completing tasks more quickly and efficiently by communicating and acting together.

Boeing and JHU/APL conducted two tests last year in which dissimilar unmanned platforms across air, land and sea domains collaborated to autonomously conduct searches and communicate information.

"This swarm technology may one day enable warfighters in battle to request and receive time-critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information directly from airborne UAVs much sooner than they can from ground control stations today," said Gabriel Santander, program director of Advanced Autonomous Networks for Boeing Phantom Works. "Swarm network technology has the potential to offer more missions at less risk and lower operating costs."

The demonstrations are conducted under a collaborative agreement between Boeing and JHU/APL, a University Affiliated Research Center and a division of Johns Hopkins University that has been addressing critical national challenges through the innovative application of science and technology for nearly 70 years. It maintains a staff of about 5,000 on its Laurel, Md., campus.

UAV swarm technology is one of Boeing's many C4ISR capabilities that provide a seamless flow of information -- from collection to aggregation to analysis -- for customers' enduring need for situational awareness. The breadth of these capabilities will be on display at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference and can be experienced online at www.boeing.com/advertising/c4isr.



Boeing to Present Variety of Unmanned Systems and Technology at AUVSI 2012
  • Company to demonstrate commitment to innovative, effective solutions

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 2, 2012 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] will spotlight several unmanned systems that meet a variety of customer needs during the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference and exhibition. This year's event takes place Aug. 6-9 in Las Vegas.

The Boeing exhibit at Booth 3646 will feature the Phantom Eye, Unmanned Little Bird H-6U, A160T Hummingbird and Echo Ranger unmanned systems, as well as unmanned aerial vehicle swarm technology and the Adaptive Vehicle Management System.

Boeing Unmanned Aerial Systems Director Rick Lemaster will give reporters an overview of the Unmanned Little Bird, and discuss a recent significant milestone, on Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to noon Pacific time at Booth 3646.

"Boeing continues to draw on capabilities from across the company to offer a diverse and growing set of unmanned solutions for both military and commercial customers," said Debbie Rub, Boeing vice president and general manager of Missiles and Unmanned Airborne Systems. "We are committed to helping our customers overcome their current and future challenges through continued innovation."

Boeing subsidiary Insitu's exhibit at Booth 4046 will display the ScanEagle and other unmanned products and services.

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Airbus Military signs cooperation agreements in Portugal


Airbus Military has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Economy and various Portuguese industrial companies in fulfilment of the commitments arising from the sale of a fleet of twelve C295 aircraft for the Portuguese Air Force. These agreements, with a value of several hundred million euros, will boost the Portuguese aerospace industry and strengthen the commitment of Airbus Military to Portugal.

On 1 August an agreement was signed in Lisbon with the Portuguese Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Economy that specified the details of the cooperation framework with Portuguese industrial companies. The agreements confirm that the assembly and production of the central part of the fuselage of the C295 will remain with OGMA, and that technical publications and the development of an improved MITS will be subcontracted to EMPORDEF-TI. GMV Portugal will develop an integrated modular avionics demonstrator and provide training courses for the Brazilian Air Force.

At the same time a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Portuguese company Salvador Caetano: it includes three work packages, tools, mechanisation and composite materials, with both parties sharing the investment, and will introduce the Portuguese company to the aeronautical sector.

"This agreement is of strategic importance for the company and will permit us to complement our traditional partner in Portugal, OGMA, with whom we share a long history of cooperation," emphasised the CEO of Airbus Military, Domingo Ureña-Raso.

The Portuguese Air Force is an outstanding client of Airbus Military. At present its fleet includes 12 C295, seven of which are the transport version, and the remaining five are for maritime patrols.

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NASA demonstrates Morpheus Lander prototype

NASA demonstrates Morpheus Lander prototype:
The Morpheus Lander just after ignition (Photo: NASA/Project Morpheus)
While the spotlight this month has been firmly on Curiosity's rendezvous with the Red Planet, NASA has also been showcasing some of the technology we can expect to see on future missions in the form of the Morpheus Lander. .. Continue Reading NASA demonstrates Morpheus Lander prototype

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Air Nostrum, segunda mejor aerolínea regional en los premios anuales de Skytrax

Air Nostrum, segunda mejor aerolínea regional en los premios anuales de Skytrax: Iberia Regional-Air Nostrum, compañía de vuelos low cost para Iberia, ha sido elegida segunda mejor compañía regional de Europa y décima del mundo en la vigésimo tercera edición de los World Airline Awards, galardones que se entregaron en el marco del Salón Aeronáutico de Farnborough, celebrado en el Reino Unido el mes pasado.

Air Nostrum, elegida segunda mejor aerolínea en la edición

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