Pak Fa Russian-Indian 5th - generation fighter model debut at the Bangalore air show

miércoles, 6 de febrero de 2013

Moscow, February 6. Visitors of the AERO INDIA 2013 international airshow opened today in Bangalore can familiarize themselves with a five-foot model of the 5th-generation multirole fighter (FGFA) made by Sukhoi Design Bureau specialists. The model is exhibited at the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) stand. It is made on a scale of 1:10 and painted in the Indian Air Force colors.

The agreement on the joint development and production of the 5th - generation fighter aircraft was signed on October 18, 2007 in Moscow at the 7th session of the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation. This is the largest joint project of the Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation. At present development of conceptual and technical project of the aircraft is almost completed. The contract for that project was signed in December 2010 by the Rosoboronexport, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. and Sukhoi Company. A contract for research and development is due to be signed. In the course of the first stage of the joint project the Russian side has trained Indian specialists and provided them with the original data and software to create a single working environment. The Indian working group of aircraft engineers has been working in Russia since January 2012. A group of Russian specialists currently works in India. Both parties exchange the necessary information. The FGFA will have some differences from the Russian prototype due to specific requirements of the Indian Air Force.

Sukhoi Company is also involved in other Russian-Indian programs, i.e. modernization of the Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighters and adaptation of the Russian-Indian air-to-ground BrahMos missile to the Su-30MKI.


EADS Proposes Candidates for Future Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of EADS N.V. has nominated the following individuals for election by the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to the future Board of Directors of EADS N.V.:

  • Manfred Bischoff, 70, Director of Royal KPN N.V. and UniCredit S.p.a. and Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Voith AG and Daimler AG;
  • Ralph D. Crosby, Jr., 65, Member of the Board of Directors of Serco Group PLC. and former Member of the Management Boards of Northrop Grumman Corporation and EADS N.V.;
  • Tom Enders, 54, Chief Executive Officer of EADS N.V.;
  • Hans-Peter Keitel, 65, Vice President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and former Chief Executive Officer of Hochtief AG;
  • Hermann-Josef Lamberti, 57, Member of the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG, Member of the Advisory Board of Barmenia Versicherungen, and former Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG; he has been a Member of the Board of Directors of EADS N.V. since 2007;
  • Anne Lauvergeon, 53, Partner of Efficiency Capital and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A.L.P.S.A. and former Chief Executive Officer of AREVA S.A.;
  • Lakshmi N. Mittal, 61, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal and Member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs; he has been serving on the Board of Directors of EADS N.V. since 2007.
  • Sir John Parker, 70, Chairman of Anglo American PLC, Deputy Chairman of DP World and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of National Grid PLC.; since 2007, he is a Member of the Board of Directors of EADS N.V.;
  • Michel Pébereau, 71, Honorary President of BNP Paribas and Member of the Board of Directors of Saint-Gobain S.A. and Total S.A.; he has been a member of the Board of Directors of EADS N.V. since 2007;
  • Josep Piqué i Camps, 57, Chairman of Pangea21 Consultora Internacional and Chairman of Vueling; he joined the Board of Directors of EADS N.V. in 2012;
  • Denis Ranque, 61, Member of the Board of Directors of Saint-Gobain S.A., former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Technicolor S.A., and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thales S.A.;
  • Jean-Claude Trichet, 70, Honorary Governor of Banque de France and Former President of the European Central Bank; he joined the Board of Directors of EADS N.V. in 2012.

The nominations are based on the balance of skills and range of experience of the nominees. The new Board of Directors of EADS N.V., once it is voted upon by the EGM, will determine whom it wishes to elect as Chairman at its inaugural meeting.

Jean-Claude Trichet and Anne Lauvergeon will also sit on the supervisory board of the French national defence company while Manfred Bischoff and Hans-Peter Keitel will be members of the German national defence company’s board of directors. Their appointments in these national defence companies have received the consent of the respective governments of France and Germany.

A convening notice to shareholders for the EGM will be sent in the near future. At the EGM the shareholders will also have to approve changes to the company’s Articles of Association and to the intended share buy-back (subject to market conditions).


Boeing Committed to India's Growing Aerospace Industry

2013 focus on partnerships, technology, local presence

BENGALURU, India, Feb. 5, 2013 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today underscored the strength of its commitment to expand its partnerships in India to become the aerospace company of choice in this important market.

Company executives at the Aero India 2013 trade show in Bengaluru further emphasized that local presence, collaboration and integration are key to Boeing’s success in India, and that the company is uniquely positioned to offer Indian customers the best in technology, capability and support.

“We are investing in collaborations and partnerships with Indian industry and academia to jointly harness the full potential of India and Boeing,” said Boeing India President Prat Kumar. “This winning relationship will provide a fantastic opportunity to build a strong future for India’s aerospace industry. India is also an important customer, and we are here to remain responsive to our commercial and defense customers’ requirements. We are definitely here for the long term.”

“The induction of Boeing P-8I and C-17 aircraft and Harpoon missiles in India’s fleet will significantly enhance the country’s maritime surveillance, anti-submarine warfare and airlift capabilities,” said Dennis Swanson, vice president, International Business Development, Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “Boeing is focused on delivering its commitments to India’s Ministry of Defence, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force and looks forward to a closer partnership in 2013 and beyond.”

“We continue to see strong growth in India’s commercial aviation market and look forward to meeting that demand,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Our complete family of airplanes will help Indian airlines provide reliable, comfortable passenger service and fuel-efficient operations.”

Boeing is on track to deliver three P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine aircraft to the Indian Navy in 2013 and the remaining five by 2015. The Indian Air Force will receive five C-17 Globemaster III airlifters in 2013 and five in 2014.

Boeing has proposed its AH-64 Apache to become the Indian Air Force’s next attack helicopter, and submitted its H-47 Chinook for the heavy-lift helicopter competition.

Boeing offers a broad portfolio of products and services that could meet India’s future requirements, including vertical lift, support and training, unmanned systems and network-centric operations. Boeing is also positioning for growth in the aircraft services and support market.

In 2009, Boeing opened the Boeing Research & Technology Center in Bengaluru – the third such facility outside the U.S. – to advance aerospace innovation. A Boeing Analysis & Experimentation Centre in Bengaluru provides defense experimentation and decision support services to the Indian armed forces.

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. The company employs more than 170,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries.

For more information on Boeing India, visit For information on Boeing’s plans at Aero India 2013, visit


Los sindicatos de Iberia convocan 15 días de huelga entre febrero y marzo

Huelgas a la vista en Iberia. El acto de mediación del SIMA que ha sentado a la aerolínea y a seis sindicatos de tierra y vuelo no ha encarrilado el conflicto y los representantes sindicales han presentado un calendario de huelga que irá del 18 al 22 de marzo, del 4 al 8 de abril y del 18 al 22 de abril. De este modo no estaría afectada la Semana Santa.


La Casa Blanca dijo este martes que los ataques con UAVs contra ciudadanos estadounidenses (sic) en el exterior sospechosos de terrorismo son "legales, éticos y sensatos"


Iberia reserva sus nuevos 330 para viajar a EE.UU

Iberia reserva sus nuevos modelos para viajar a EE.UU: La compañía aérea Iberia es una aerolínea española fundada en 1927, es la más antigua del mundo y la cuarta de Europa por número de pasajeros, su sede central está ubicada en Madrid.
Iberia ha manifestado que va a usar sus nuevos aviones Airbus A330 para viajar a Estados Unidos y también a México como explica desde Fitur el director general comercial Marco Sansavini. Estos aviones son c


Candidatos de EADS para el nuevo Consejo de Administración. El exministro español Piqué entre los nombres propuestos

Candidatos de EADS para el nuevo Consejo de Administración. El exministro español Piqué entre los nombres propuestos:

El nuevo Consejo de Administración de EADS, una vez sea votado por la Junta Extraordinaria, determinará a quién decide elegir como su Presidente en su primera reunión. Jean-Claude Trichet y Anne Lauvergeon también serán miembros del consejo de supervisión de la sociedad holding de defensa francesa; y Manfred Bischoff y Hans-Peter Keitel serán miembros del consejo de administración de la sociedad holding de defensa alemana. Sus nombramientos en estas sociedades nacionales de defensa han recibido el consentimiento de los Gobiernos de Francia y Alemania, respectivamente. Próximamente, se enviará la convocatoria a los accionistas para la Junta Extraordinaria, en la que los accionistas también tendrán que aprobar cambios en los Estatutos de la Sociedad y una recompra de acciones prevista (sujeta a la situación del mercado).


Visto bueno de Medioambiente para la creación en Jaén del Centro de Vuelos Experimentales Atlas, destinado al ensayo de UAVs

Visto bueno de Medioambiente para la creación en Jaén del Centro de Vuelos Experimentales Atlas, destinado al ensayo de UAVs:

El Centro de Vuelos Experimentales Atlas (CVEA), que estará ubicado en Villacarrillo (Jaén), ha obtenido finalmente el apoyo de la Secretaría de Estado de Medio Ambiente (SEMA), quien, pronunciándose a favor del proyecto de construcción, da el impulso final a  la puesta en marcha de este centro que estará destinado a ensayos de sistemas aéreos no tripulados (UAS). El CVEA, promovido por la Fundación Andaluza de Desarrollo Aeroespacial, dispondrá de un aeródromo de pista de 600 metros, campo de vuelo, hangares y un edificio de control de 3 plantas (640 m2). Las aeronaves serán no tripuladas, pesarán menos de 650 kilos y realizarán entre 6 y 12 vuelos diurnos diarios.


USAF to test aircraft infrared countermeasure pod on KC-135

USAF to test aircraft infrared countermeasure pod on KC-135: The US Air National Guard is set to test a prototype of the large aircraft infrared countermeasure system (LAIRCM), also known as the Guardian, on Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft at an undisclosed air force test range.


Desmontando las falacias sobre los pilotos y otro personal de Iberia

Hace unos días, el periodista de "El Economista" Miguel Angel Gavira, escribía un artículo acerca de los supuestos "privilegios" (ahora las condiciones laborales son privilegios) de los pilotos de Iberia, dictado por la dirección de comunicación de la empresa. Absolutamente ridículo, y sólo comprensible por tratarse (como otros) de un periodista que escribe a tanto alzado.
De cualquier manera, vamos a desmontar sus falacias, una por una:


Airbus Military delivers first A330 MRTT to United Arab Emirates

Airbus Military has delivered the first of three new generation A330 MRTT multi-role tanker transport aircraft ordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The handover of the world´s most advanced air-to-air tanker means that the type has now been delivered to all four current customers – Australia, Saudi Arabia, UAE and the United Kingdom.

Converted from an Airbus A330 commercial passenger jet by Airbus Military at Getafe near Madrid, the aircraft will serve with the UAE Air Force and Air Defence. The remaining two aircraft are at an advanced stage of conversion and will be delivered by mid-2013.

Airbus Military Vice President Derivative Programmes, Antonio Caramazana said: “It is a great pleasure to see the A330 MRTT now flying in the UAE Air Force and Air Defence colours. We are confident that it will greatly enhance the capability of the UAE Air Force and contribute to the stability of the Gulf region.”

In UAE service the A330 MRTT is equipped with two underwing refuelling pods, the fly-bywire Airbus Military Aerial Refuelling Boom System (ARBS), and a Universal Aerial Refuelling Receptacle Slipway Installation (UARRSI) enabling it to be refuelled from another tanker. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines and has 256 passenger seats.

The aircraft is capable of conducting refuelling operations with UAE Air Force and Air Defence fighters such as the Mirage 2000 and F-16.


BlackHornet, micro UAVs de reconocimiento, para Afganistán

Cuando se habla de UAVs la prensa siempre habla de aviones espía o aviones que matan a distancia y de gran tamaño. Lo último no siempre es cierto, tampoco lo primero. Lo último, no puede estar más lejos de la verdad.


NASA to fly largest solar sail ever, in 2014

NASA to fly largest solar sail ever, in 2014:
The 20-meter (65.6-ft) solar sail and boom system, developed by L'Garde Inc. of Tustin, Ca...
NASA is getting ready to ride the “winds” of space on sails lighter than gossamer, yet large enough to cover a small field. The space agency’s Solar Sail Demonstration, also known as the Sunjammer Project, may launch as early as 2014 when it will send the largest solar sail yet built into orbit, to demonstrate the technical viability of the device...
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Crazyflie is one crazy-tiny quadrotor

Crazyflie is one crazy-tiny quadrotor:
The Crazyflie quadrocopter from Bitcraze has a motor-to-motor measurement of just 9 cm (3....
A nippy new quadrocopter named Crazyflie has just been made available for pre-order by Sweden's Bitcraze. Unlike other pint-sized fliers like the (yet to be released) NanoQ and MeCam, this impressive-looking critter won't arrive in one piece and all ready to fly. Instead, Crazyflie is being made available as a self-build quadrocopter development and hacking kit...
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La irreductible aldea gala

La irreductible aldea gala: Visitando varias empresas por las afueras de Toulouse y conociendo a sus directivos, he encontrado varios denominadores comunes muy interesantes que me he decidido a compartir en el blog.


Publicadas las cifras definitivas del salto de Felix Baumgartner

Publicadas las cifras definitivas del salto de Felix Baumgartner: Felix Baumgartner iniciando el saltoFalta todavía que la Federación Aeronáutica Internacional se pronuncie sobre lasolicitudpresentada por el equipo de Red Bull Stratos sobre los récords de velocidad vertical máxima sin usar paracaídas guía, altura de salto, y caída libre más larga en distancia, pero desde Red Bull han publicado su propia revisión de los datos obtenidos durante el salto.


Embraer da entrada a Avibras en Harpia Sistemas para liderar el mercado de UAVs en Brasil

Embraer da entrada a Avibras en Harpia Sistemas para liderar el mercado de UAVs en Brasil:

Un comunicado emitido por Embraer Defensa y Seguridad y AEL Sistemas SA  (filial de la empresa israelí Elbit Systems Ltd) anunció la entrada de Avibras SA, División Aérea Naval, en el capital de Harpia Sistemas SA, empresa llamada a liderar la producción de sistemas aéreos no tripulados en Brasil.


La European Space Expo llega a Madrid

La European Space Expo llega a Madrid:
Madrid.- Madrid Río acogerá, la próxima semana, a partir del día 12 y hasta el día 18, la exposición itinerante interactiva “European Space Expo”