SKYLON spacecraft's engine passes critical test

sábado, 1 de diciembre de 2012

SKYLON spacecraft's engine passes critical test:
A rendering of SKYLON in flight, showing the SABRE engine
Reaction Engines Ltd. announced on Wednesday the completion of a critical round of testing of its SABRE engine’s precooler system. The SABRE is a radical type of hybrid jet/rocket engine capable of propelling a spacecraft into orbit or an aircraft in the atmosphere, at a velocity of Mach 5 (3,800 mph, 3,300 knots, 6,115 km/h). It’s intended for Reaction Engines’ SKYLON spacecraft and its airliner derivative, the LAPCAT A2 hypersonic aircraft. ..
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La Base Aérea de Torrejón será el centro de la OTAN que coordine la monitorización de la frontera sur de Europa

La Base Aérea de Torrejón será el centro de la OTAN que coordine la monitorización de la frontera sur de Europa:

A partir de enero de 2013, la Base Aérea de Torrejón asumirá las labores de Mando y Control de la zona sur de Europa y pasará a controlar todos los “scrambles” que tengan lugar en Portugal, España, Italia, Grecia o Turquía, siempre bajo mandato de la OTAN.

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The nEUROn makes its maiden flight - 2012-12-01

Istres, France, 1st December 2012 – Today, the nEUROn, Europe’s unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) stealth technology demonstrator, successfully completed its maiden flight from the Dassault Aviation company’s flight test base in Istres, in collaboration with the flight test personnel of the French defense procurement agency (DGA).

The nEUROn was launched in 2005 by the customer, DGA, and involves France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Greece and Switzerland. It defines a future for the aeronautic excellence of Europe.

With Dassault Aviation as prime contractor, the program was designed to pool the skills and know-how of Alenia Aermacchi (Italy), Saab (Sweden), EADS-CASA (Spain), HAI (Greece), RUAG (Switzerland) and Thales (France).

With a length of 10 meters, a wingspan of 12.5 meters and an empty weight of 5 tons, the aircraft is powered by a Rolls-Royce Turbomeca “Adour” engine.

The nEUROn will continue to undergo testing in France until 2014, at which time it will be sent to Vidsel in Sweden for a series of operational trials. It will then go to the Perdadesfogu range (Italy) for further tests, in particular firing and stealth measurements.

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nEUROn UCAV maiden flight

Neuron UCAV maiden flight: Europe’s unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) stealth technology demonstrator, nEUROn successfully completed its maiden flight from the Dassault Aviation company’s flight test base in Istres, France, on December 1 in collaboration with the flight test personnel of the French DGA defense procurement agency who controlled the air space during the flight test.

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La Justicia francesa libera a la aerolinea Continental de toda responsabilidad en el accidente del Concorde

La Justicia francesa libera a Continental de toda responsabilidad en el accidente del Concorde

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Ferronats se hace cargo del control de torre en Cuatro Vientos

Ferronats se hace cargo del control de torre en Cuatro Vientos:
Madrid.- La empresa Ferronats se ha hecho cargo desde el pasado martes del servicio de control de torre en el aeropuerto de Madrid-Cuatro Vientos, en el marco de la liberalización del control de torre que afecta a 13 aeropuertos de la red de Aena. El aeródromo de Cuatro Vientos ha sido el tercero de ellos, después del de La Palma y Sabadell.

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European Researchers Explore Fly-By-Wire Technology For GeneralAviation Airplanes

European Researchers Explore Fly-By-Wire Technology For GA Airplanes: DA-42 Is The Test Platform For The Small Airplane Proof Of Concept A Diamond DA-42 airplane is serving as a test platform for research being conducted in Europe that could lead to the use of fly-by-wire technology in GA airplanes.

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'Lost' Spitfire Squadron Could Be Airborne Again In Three Years

'Lost' Spitfire Squadron Could Be Airborne Again In Three Years: Airplanes Buried In Burma To Hide Them From The Japanese At The End Of WWII The British Spitfire airplanes that have been discovered buried in crates in Burma could be flying again in three years, according to experts close to the recovery effort. The airplanes, thought to be rare Mark XIV Spitfires, were interred in August of 1945 as the Second World War was coming to an end.

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