Saab to provide AEW&C support services for undisclosed country

lunes, 25 de marzo de 2013

Saab to provide AEW&C support services for undisclosed country: Saab has been awarded a contract for provision of support services for the Saab 2000 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system of an undisclosed international country.


Boeing Delivers 7,500th 737

  • Malindo Air to operate the Next-Generation 737-900ER with Boeing Sky Interior
  • Popular single-aisle is the best-selling commercial airliner family in history

SEATTLE, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered the 7,500th 737 to come off the production line to Malaysia-based Malindo Air. Malindo Air is a joint venture by Jakarta, Indonesia-based Lion Air and Malaysia's National Aerospace and Defence Industries. Malindo Air is using the Next-Generation 737-900ER to launch its low-fares service.

Malindo Air's 737-900ER (Extended Range) with the passenger-pleasing Boeing Sky Interior features new modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins.

The Boeing 737 is the best-selling commercial jetliner of all time with total orders exceeding 10,500 airplanes. Nearly 85 percent of Boeing's backlog of more than 3,100 Next-Generation 737s will be delivered with the Boeing Sky Interior.


Vueling takes delivery of its first Airbus Sharklet equipped A320.

Vueling, the largest low cost airline in Spain, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, becoming the first Spanish carrier to do so. Including this delivery, Vueling's in-service fleet rises to 61 A320 Family aircraft

Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices that improve the aircraft's aerodynamics and significantly cut the airline's fuel burn and emissions by four per cent on longer sectors. Sharklets are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft, and standard on all members of the NEO Family. They offer the flexibility to A320 Family operators of either adding around 100 nautical miles more range or allowing an increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.

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Graphene aerogel takes world’s lightest material crown

Graphene aerogel takes world’s lightest material crown:

The graphene aerogel can be supported by blades of grass
Not even a year after it claimed the title of the world’s lightest material, aerographite has been knocked off its crown by a new aerogel made from graphene. Created by a research team from China’s Zhejiang University in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering lab headed by Professor Gao Chao, the ultra-light aerogel has a density lower than that of helium and just twice that of hydrogen...
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Fabra, ante su inminente juicio, dimite en Aerocas

Fabra, ante su inminente juicio, dimite en Aerocas:
Castellón.- Carlos Fabra, el creador del aeropuerto vacío de Castellón, no ha logrado ver coronada su obra con la puesta en marcha de las operaciones aéreas como presidente de Aerocas, su empresa promotora, y dimite justo dos años después de la inuguración del aeropuerto. El pasado viernes renunció a su cargo tras la apertura del juicio oral por supuestos delitos de tráfico de influencias, cohecho y fraude fiscal.


Navy Completes Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) For X-47B Deck Handling Trials

Navy Completes TTNT For X-47B Deck Handling Trials: Tactical Targeting Network Technology Developed By Rockwell Collins The recently-completed deck handling trials of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) was assisted by Rockwell Collins Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT). The exercises demonstrated the ability to maneuver the tailless, strike-fighter-sized aircraft quickly and precisely on the flight deck using a wireless handheld controller.