First B-2 Surpasses 7,000 Flight Hours

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First B-2 Surpasses 7,000 Flight Hours: Bombers Entered Service In July, 1996 Since the first B-2 Spirit arrived at Whiteman AFB in Missouri in July 1996, its stealthiness and massive firepower have been used in missions around the world. During its latest mission April 1, the "Spirit of Florida" and its crew became the first B-2 to surpass 7,000 flight hours.


Ground Testing Completed For A320neo PurePower Engines

Ground Testing Completed For A320neo PurePower Engines: Pratt & Whitney Preparing For Flight Tests Ground testing for the first Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engine for the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft has been successfully completed at the company's West Palm Beach, FL, test facility. The engine completed over 120 hours of testing, validating overall engine operation and fuel efficiency. The engine will next undergo flight testing on the company's experimental 747 airplane at the Mirabel Aerospace Centre in Quebec, Canada.


AgustaWestland Unveils The AW169 AAS

AgustaWestland Unveils The AW169 AAS: Latest Military Helo To Be Offered By The Company The latest generation AW169 AAS military helicopter was unveiled by AgustaWestland at the Army Aviation Association of America Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas. The company says the AW169 AAS is an advanced twin-engine helicopter with the capability to meet all US Army Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) mission requirements.


FACUA y el Sepla piden transparencia al Ministerio

En virtud del acuerdo suscrito, ambas organizaciones se comprometen a colaborar de manera conjunta de cara a proteger, reforzar y garantizar la seguridad de los usuarios del transporte aéreo.


El Grupo ITP incrementó sus resultados en un 22%


Altran announces the acquisition of AirCaD, a company specialised in private jet design

Altran announced the acquisition of AirCaD, an engineering design and development firm 
specialised in cabin-interior completion and retrofit for private jets. This acquisition completes the 
portfolio of Altran's expertise in the Aeronautics sector and is in line with the numerous projects 
carried out by our experts in the Aerospace and Defence division, such as the preparation of the 
largest aircraft maintenance centre in the world, The Wings Valley® of Dubai, dedicated to 
helicopters and business jets.

AirCaD provides cabin-interior engineering services for all types of private and government jets. With 
a team of 60 French and Swiss-based experts, AirCaD specialises in the design, engineering and 
certification of aircraft modification projects: mechanical and electrical-system research and design, 
as well as stress analysis, maintenance and certification documents.

With this acquisition, Altran acquires Design Organisation Approval (DOA), the European 
accreditation that will enable the Company to provide qualified interior-cabin fixture solutions and to 
obtain the aircraft’s “permit to fly”: one of the key services proposed within the context of The Wings 
Valley® of Dubai, a vast complex to provide helicopter and business-jet owners with high quality and 
innovative, added value services. 

This global offer will also be deployed in all the Group’s strategic international growth zones: MiddleEast, Asia etc. 

With roughly 180 projects carried out since its inception, AirCaD adapts and integrates cutting edge 
technologies and materials principally into large "flying-palace", aircraft with luxury-style equipment. 
With its expertise, AirCaD is able to equip cabins with meeting rooms, private spaces (rooms, 
bathrooms) and even medical areas. The multiple objective is to limit the immobilisation of the 
aircraft, ensure its conformity with civil aeronautical regulations and optimise the modular potential 
of restricted spaces. 

Commenting on the acquisition, Philippe Salle, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Altran Group, 
said “AirCaD's activities fit perfectly with Altran's objective in the Aeronautics sector to offer turnkey 
solutions that combine our solutions offering and global services on specialised markets. With such 
ambitious projects as The Wings Valley® of Dubai and our passion for innovation, we share the sameappetite as AirCaD for rising to the challenge. The expertise and size of AirCaD make it a privileged 
partner for great maintenance centres and production workshops".

“The merger with Altran will enable us to participate in exciting projects and leverage synergy in 
terms of the know-how we can offer our clients. Henceforth, we will be operating on a niche activity 
segment while benefiting from the critical mass of the Altran Group which collaborates with major 
client accounts" declared Nicolas Roberval, Executive Director of Altran AirCaD.


Air France negocia con Airbus el retraso de entregas de cuatro A380 encargados

Un portavoz del grupo franco-holandés confirmó la información aparecida en la edición digital del periódico galo “La Tribune”, según la cual, Air France-KLM quiere cambiar la primera entrega del A380 al próximo mes de septiembre de 2013; la siguiente a abril de 2014 y las de los dos últimos, previsto en principio para el próximo año, aplazarla a una “fecha ulterior”.


[video] Bell Helicopter Introduces the Bell V-280 Valor Tiltrotor at AAAA

The Bell V-280 Valor, Bell Helicopter's third-generation-tiltrotor, offers the U.S. Army the highest levels of maturity and technical readiness. With its U.S. Army-centric design, the Bell V-280 has the capacity to perform a multitude of missions with unparalleled speed and agility. The Bell V-280's clean sheet design reduces complexity compared to previous generation tiltrotors, with fewer parts, as well as non-rotating, fixed engines. The Valor delivers the best value in procurement, operations and support, and force structure, providing increased maintainability, component reliability and systems designed to reduce operational and support costs. Visit for more details


[photos] Bell Helicopter Introduces the Bell V-280 Valor Tiltrotor at AAAA

Fort Worth, TX - April 10, 2013 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), revealed today the Bell V-280 Valor™, its offering for the Joint Multi Role/Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Technology Demonstrator (JMR/TD), at the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America's (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth.

"The introduction of the Bell V-280 Valor underscores our commitment to our military customers. The Bell V-280's unmatched capabilities in speed, range and payload, and its operational agility combine to deliver the best value for the U.S Army," said John Garrison, president and CEO at Bell Helicopter. "This aircraft is the most advanced and operationally effective vertical lift solution, providing the Warfighter a decisive advantage. The name itself makes an important statement of its own: V representing vertical lift, 280 representing its unmatched speed, and Valor as a tribute to the service men and women who approach their jobs with valor every day."

The Bell V-280 Valor, Bell Helicopter's third generation tiltrotor, offers the U.S. Army the highest levels of maturity and technical readiness. With its U.S. Army-centric design, the Bell V-280 has the capacity to perform a multitude of missions with unparalleled speed and agility. The Bell V-280's clean sheet design reduces complexity compared to previous generation tiltrotors, with fewer parts, as well as non-rotating, fixed engines. The Valor delivers the best value in procurement, operations and support, and force structure, providing increased maintainability, component reliability and systems designed to reduce operational and support costs.

"The Bell V-280 is a combat multiplier with a cruise speed of 280 knots and combat range of up to 800 nautical miles. Tiltrotor is the only vertical lift platform that can rapidly self-deploy to any theater," said Mitch Snyder, executive vice-president for military programs at Bell Helicopter. "And our technology demonstrator is a true medium class aircraft accommodating a crew of four and 11 troops, which translates to the highest level of certainty for a future program of record."

The Bell V-280 Valor's Army-centric design boasts a number of unmatched capabilities and transformational features including:
Speed: 280 KTAS cruise speed
Combat range: 500-800nm
Strategically Self-Deployable - 2100nm Range
Achieves 6k/95
Non-rotating, fixed engines
Triple redundant fly-by-wire flight control system
Conventional, retractable landing gear
Two 6' wide large side doors for ease of ingress/egress
Suitable down wash
Significantly smaller logistical footprint compared to other aircraft

"Bell Helicopter is leading the development of next-generation tiltrotor technology, because it's the best technology for future vertical lift. The U.S. Army's JMR/TD Operational Effectiveness Analysis Report stated that advantages in speed and fuel efficiency made the tiltrotor the most operationally effective concept aircraft," said Snyder. "Based on a strong foundation of 55 years of tiltrotor experience, including combat-proven platforms, Bell Helicopter has created the ultimate solution for the Army's FVL needs."

Bell Helicopter is the world's premier tiltrotor expert ranging from first generation XV-3 and XV-15, to the second generation 609 civil tiltrotor and the combat-proven V-22 Osprey. Backed by unmatched experience, Bell Helicopter is building a team of premier aerospace leaders, the best engineering resources and industrial capabilities in the industry to meet the U.S. Army's needs.

About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at

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The contract to develop a sketch and technical project of the Russian-Indian 5th -generation fighter was completed

Moscow, April 10. The contract to develop a sketch and technical project of the Russian-Indian perspective multi-functional 5th-generation fighter (PMI/FGFA) was completed. The fighter design was fully developed. The both parties have agreed upon on the amount and division of work during the research and development (R&D) stage. A contract for the R&D is being prepared. It is to be signed this year.

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 joint Russian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission on Military and Technical Cooperation. It is the largest joint project of the Russian-Indian military and technical cooperation. In December 2010 Rosoboronexport, Sukhoi Company and the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited signed a contract to develop a sketch and technical project of the fighter. In the course of the first stage of the project the Russian side has trained Indian professionals, provided them with the original data and the software to create a single working environment. The Indian working group of experts has been working in Russia since January 2012 and a group of Russian specialists — in India. Both parties exchange the necessary information. The PMI/FGFA fighter developed by the parties will have some differences from the Russian prototype due to specific requirements of the Indian Air Force.

Sukhoi Company is currently involved in other Russian-Indian joint programs, such as modernization of the Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighters and adaptation of the Russian-Indian air-to-ground BrahMos cruise missile to the Su-30MKI.


Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Intercepts and Destroys Tactical Ballistic Missile in New Test

DALLAS, April 12, 2013 – Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] PAC-3 Missile successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) in a Lower Tier Project Office flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

Two PAC-3 Missiles were ripple-fired in the test per current doctrine. The first interceptor destroyed the target and the second PAC-3 Missile self-destructed as planned. Mission objectives were focused on reducing risk for a flight test of the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) scheduled later this year.

“Today’s flight test provided us the opportunity to demonstrate the PAC-3 Missile against a challenging TBM target,” said Richard McDaniel, vice president of PAC-3 Missile programs at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “Our preliminary data indicate that all objectives were achieved.”

The PAC-3 and MSE Missiles are two of the world’s most advanced, capable and reliable theater air defense missiles. They defeat tactical ballistic and air breathing targets. As the most technologically advanced missile for the PATRIOT air defense system, PAC-3 significantly increases the PATRIOT system’s firepower, allowing 16 PAC-3 Missiles to be loaded in place of just four legacy PATRIOT PAC-2 missiles on the launcher.

Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill missile. It also has considerable experience in missile design and production, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, and communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, as well as radar and signal processing. The company makes significant contributions to all major U.S. missile defense systems and participates in several global missile defense partnerships.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is a 2012 recipient of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence. The Malcolm Baldrige Award represents the highest honor that can be awarded to American companies for their achievements in leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement, analysis, workforce excellence, operations and results.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.


Boeing Selects Location for Brazil Aerospace Research and Technology Center

Company to open new center at São José dos Campos Technological Park

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 9, 2013 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] announced today that it will place its Brazilian research and technology center at the hub of Brazil’s aerospace industry – in the city of São José dos Campos’ Technological Park.

The new Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil Center will open later this year in remodeled existing space at the technological park with staffing of up to 12 Boeing researchers and scientists. They will investigate and develop aerospace technology projects with nearby Brazilian government technology institutions including the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA) and National Institute for Space Research (INPE), as well as Brazilian companies such as Embraer.

The Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil Center also will serve as Boeing’s focal point for technology collaboration with universities throughout Brazil. The company previously announced joint research activities with the University of São Paulo and the Federal University of Minas Gerais.

“The São José dos Campos Technological Park’s innovative environment, close proximity to partner research institutions and municipal support make it the ideal place for Boeing’s research and technology work in Brazil,” said Al Bryant, vice president of Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil.

“We are excited to take this next step in strengthening our relationships with Brazil’s research-and-development community to develop technology for the world,” added Donna Hrinak, president of Boeing Brazil. “Together, we can grow Brazil’s capabilities in ways that benefit aerospace and help meet the country’s goals for economic and technology development.”

“As a city that seeks to be at the forefront of innovation for Brazil, it is crucial that we establish partnerships with enterprises such as Boeing that develop technology for global use,” said Carlinhos Almeida, mayor of São José dos Campos. “We are very pleased to host Boeing’s research and technology efforts here in São José dos Campos.”

Horacio Forjaz, general director of the São José dos Campos Technological Park, said the park’s staff will be dedicated to providing state-of-the-art infrastructure and services that enable efficient collaboration with Brazilian research institutions.

As Boeing’s sixth advanced research center outside of the United States, the Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil Center will focus on sustainable aviation biofuels, advanced air traffic management, remote sensing, advanced metals and bio-materials, and support and services technologies.

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. The company employs 170,000 people in the U.S. and in 70 countries. In Brazil, Boeing has offices in São Paulo and Brasilia. Boeing Research & Technology collaborates with customers, suppliers, universities and research-and-development agencies throughout the world to provide a broad base of innovative and affordable technologies for Boeing’s business units. For more information, please visit


Boeing X-48C Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Completes Flight Testing

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing (NYSE: BA) X-48C research aircraft flew for the 30th and final time April 9, marking the successful completion of an eight-month flight-test program to explore and further validate the aerodynamic characteristics of the Blended Wing Body design concept.

All 30 flights were conducted at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. The X-48C typically flew for approximately 30 minutes on most flights, reaching speeds of up to 140 miles per hour and attaining an altitude of about 10,000 feet. X-48C flight testing began Aug. 7, 2012.

"Working closely with NASA, we have been privileged throughout X-48 flight-testing to explore and validate what we believe is a significant breakthrough in the science of flight – and it has been a tremendous success for Boeing," said Bob Liebeck, a Boeing Senior Technical Fellow and the company's BWB program manager.

"We have shown that a BWB aircraft, which offers the tremendous promise of significantly greater fuel efficiency and reduced noise, can be controlled as effectively as a conventional tube-and-wing aircraft during takeoffs, landings and other low-speed segments of the flight regime," Liebeck said.

The X-48C, designed by Boeing Research & Technology, built by Cranfield Aerospace Ltd., and flown in partnership with NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, is a scale model of a heavy-lift, subsonic vehicle that forgoes the conventional tube-and-wing airplane design in favor of a triangular tailless aircraft that effectively merges the vehicle's wing and body. Boeing believes the concept could be developed in the next 15 to 20 years for military applications such as aerial refueling and cargo missions.

The X-48C is a modified version of the X-48B aircraft, which flew 92 times at NASA Dryden between 2007 and 2010. The X-48C is configured with two 89-pound thrust turbojet engines, instead of three 50-pound thrust engines on the B-model. In addition, the wingtip winglets were relocated inboard next to the engines on the C-model and the aft deck was extended about 2 feet at the rear.

"With the completion of X-48C flight testing, we have accomplished our goal of establishing a ground-to-flight database, and proving the low-speed controllability of concept throughout the flight envelope," said Fay Collier, director of NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project. "Both very quiet and efficient, the concept has shown promise for meeting all of NASA's environmental goals for future aircraft designs."

Boeing and NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate funded the X-48 technology demonstration research. The effort was aligned with NASA's ERA project, which has the goals to reduce fuel burn, emissions and noise of future aircraft.

Boeing and NASA will continue to develop Blended Wing Body technology, with the aspiration of developing a larger-scale, transonic BWB demonstrator in the future.


Airbus to further expand the A350 XWB’s Catalogue offering for Premium Economy Seating

• Offering even more interior choices for A350 XWB operators

• EADS Sogerma to introduce a new seat model into the A350 XWB catalogue

• Joining Zodiac in enriching the A350 XWB’s Premium Economy Seating offer
9 April 2013 Press Release


Aircraft Interiors Expo 2013, Hamburg – Airbus plans to further enrich its Premium Economy Seating offering available in the A350 XWB Catalogue*, working in partnership with EADS Sogerma. This will result in even more choice for future operators of the all-new A350 XWB family of airliners.

To this end EADS-Sogerma, an existing Airbus Contracted Supplier, is optimising its new ‘Celeste’ seat for the A350 XWB’s wide fuselage. Celeste is an innovative cradle seat which provides premium economy passengers with a high level of comfort at an efficient pitch. Privacy options enhance the passenger experience.

Earlier this year Airbus also agreed with Zodiac Seats (formerly Weber Aircraft Seats) to add its A350 XWB tailored ‘5810’ Premium Economy seat to the aircraft’s Catalogue. This seat offers optimised living space and ergonomics, low weight and comprehensive IFE capability.

Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer of passenger airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain, and subsidiaries in the US, China, Japan and in the Middle East. In addition, it provides an international network of customer support and training centres. Airbus is an EADS company.


Centro de simulación aérea inaugurado en la Universidad de León

En el transcurso de un acto que se ha desarrollado en la mañana de hoy en la Escuela de Ingeniería Industrial, Informática y Aeronáutica del Campus de Vegazana, el Rector de la Universidad de León (ULE), José Angel Hermida, ha inaugurado de forma oficial el Centro de Simulación Aérea (SAULE), que se constituye como el más avanzado de Castilla y León, ya que incorpora tres aparatos de última generación que van a prestar un importante servicio en la formación de los alumnos del grado de Ingeniería Aeroespacial, y también para el reciclaje de pilotos profesionales, y la formación de aficionados a la aeronaútica.

El acto ha contado con la presencia del Director de la Escuela, Ramón Angel Fernández, el Director de Universidades e Investigación de la Junta de CyL, Ángel de los Ríos, el Director técnico del proyecto, Alfredo Labarta, y profesores e investigadores del Instituto de Automática y Fabricación (IAF), centro tecnológico que ha realizado el esfuerzo inversor preciso para la adquisición de los simuladores, cuyo coste supera los 330.000 euros.

Hermida ha explicado que la titulación de Ingeniero Aeronaútico es una de las ‘joyas’ que tiene la Universidad de León por ello, y pese a lo que ha definido como “la difícil situación económica en la que nos encontramos”, ha manifestado su propósito de recortar gastos en las partidas presupuestarias que no afecten al funcionamiento eficiente, al tiempo que se realicen inversiones “en sectores estratégicos que nos permitan mantener el nivel de competitividad necesario para afrontar el futuro con cierto optimismo”.

A este respecto afirmó que la Ingeniería Aeroespacial constituye un sector de gran importancia para la ULE porque a excepción de Barcelona, “somos la única universidad que ofrece el título al norte de Madrid”. Además ha destacado la “relación privilegiada con el Ejército del Aire a través de la Base Aérea de la Virgen del Camino”, momento que aprovechó para agradecer al Coronel Director de su Academia Básica del Aire, Lucas Muñoz Bronchales su presencia en el acto.


Ramón Angel Fernández, Director de la Escuela de Ingenierías, ha recordado en su intervención a Félix González Pérez, desaparecido Coronel del Ejército del Aire y colaborador del centro, con cuyo nombre se ha bautizado la sala en la que está instalado el simulador Boeing 737 NG 800, uno de los tres equipos adquiridos que aseguran un ‘salto de calidad’ en la formación.

“Vamos a poder formar a los alumnos, -comentó Fernández- de una forma mucho más atractiva que con los libros, y cumpliremos con lo que defendía Félix González, que era conseguir que los ingenieros adquirieran el punto de vista de los pilotos”.

Los tres simuladores hoy inaugurados son el denominado ‘Cessna 172’, que corresponde a una avioneta monomotor de cuatro plazas, muy utilizada para entrenamiento y toma de contacto con el pilotaje; el segundo es el ‘Beechcraft Baron 58’, un bimotor que hace posible la formación en vuelo instrumental en todo tipo de condiciones y espacios; finalmente, el simulador ‘Boeing 737 NG 800’, que permitirá a quienes tomen sus mandos experimentar la sensación de manejar ese avión comercial, con visión panorámica de 180 grados y movimientos reales de la cabina, que además hace posible ‘volar’ sobre cualquier ciudad España, simular condiciones atmosféricas adversas, averías en los motores, fallos eléctricos, aterrizajes de emergencia, etcéra.

Los aparatos constituyen un complemento muy valioso para varias asignaturas del título de Ingeniero Aeroespacial. También van a servir para ofertar cursos de formación a quienes deseen iniciarse en el pilotaje, así como para que pilotos privados puedan llevar a cabo prácticas instrumentales de navegación. Finalmente hay que apuntar que consolida la creación de un ecosistema aeroespacial de gran proyección en torno a la ULE, que puede propiciar la implantación de un título de pilotos comerciales, y un vivero de empresas con este tipo de tecnología.

El profesor Alfredo Labarta, Director Técnico del proyecto, ha explicado que el centro se abre también a todos los leoneses y cumplirá una función social, ya que se van a impartir cursos habilitados por la Federación Castellano y Leonesa de Vuelo, para entrenamiento de pilotos tanto profesionales como aficionados. Se abre por tanto un interesante abanico de posibilidades, que contempla cursos de habilitación instrumental con un coste de entre 400 y 1200 euros, cursos para superar el ‘miedo a volar’, una patología más extendida de lo que se cree, o iniciativas que hagan posible a los aficionados experimentar la sensación de pilotar un avión real.

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La Real Academia de Ingeniería pide que se valore la importancia del desarrollo tecnológico en el sistema de I+D

La Real Academia de Ingeniería pide que se valore la importancia del desarrollo tecnológico en el sistema de I+D: La Real Academia de Ingeniería ha realizado una declaración institucional en la que reclama que se valore la importancia del desarrollo tecnológico en el sistema de I+D. El documento se basa en el afán de promover que la sociedad española tenga mejor conciencia del papel de la ingeniería, y recomienda que se incremente el número de investigadores vinculados al sector industrial.


La UC3M inaguura dos laboratorios de ingeniería aeroespacial

La UC3M inaguura dos laboratorios de ingeniería aeroespacial: La Universidad Carlos III de Madrid ha inaugurado los nuevos laboratorios del Departamento de Bioingeniería e Ingeniería Aeroespacial. Las instalaciones se emplearán para la docencia e investigación en el ámbito de la aerodinámica, el diseño aeroespacial, la propulsión y la navegación y mecánica de vuelo.


The Other JMR/FVL Contenders

Attention has focused on Boeing teaming with Sikorsky to offer a high-speed coaxial-rotor compound helicopter, and Bell going it alone with a tiltrotor proposal. But they are not the only bidders for the US Army's Joint Multi Role (JMR) technology demonstration - precursor to the planned Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Medium program to replace the UH-60 Back Hawk and AH-64 Apache. There are at least two others: The Other JMR/FVL Contenders


DJI announces stabilized HERO mount, and camera-equipped Phantom quadcopter

DJI announces stabilized HERO mount, and camera-equipped Phantom quadcopter:

The Phantom Vision comes with its own 1080p app-controlled video camera
Well, that didn’t take long. Just this January, DJI Innovations released its GPS-enabled Phantom quadcopter. Now, at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas, the company has unveiled a self-stabilizing camera mount that can be added to existing Phantoms, plus an upgraded Phantom that includes its own HD video camera. Additionally, DJI’s new iOS app allows users to view onboard video output in real time on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via Wi-Fi.
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Bell unveils V-280 Valor tiltrotor concept for U.S. Army program

Bell unveils V-280 Valor tiltrotor concept for U.S. Army program:

The V-280 Valor tiltrotor is Bell Helicopter's concept for the U.S. Army's Joint Multi Rol...
Bell Helicopter has thrown its tiltrotor hat into the ring for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi Role (JMR)/Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program with the unveiling of its V-280 Valor tiltrotor concept at the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America's (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas. The aircraft is up against an X2-based design from Boeing and Sikorsky, a coaxial design from AVX Aircraft, and a still unknown proposal from EADS...
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Russian space enthusiasts may have found lost Soviet Mars lander

Russian space enthusiasts may have found lost Soviet Mars lander:

Mars 3 lander (Image: NASA)
Russian space enthusiasts have pinpointed the resting place of what is believed to be the Soviet lander, Mars 3, which failed shortly after landing in 1971. Using images returned by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a crowdsourcing effort has found what may be four components of the lander, its parachute and descent module...
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Podcast Aeronáutico RBF 17 ya a descarga

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:11:09 — 65.2MB)

En este episodio traemos unas cuantas cosas que harán las delicias de vuestra parte más aerotrastornada. Además de las noticias, como de costumbre, traemos una entrevista a Daniel Mezquita, guitarrista del mítico grupo Hombres G, que nos descubre su faceta de aerotrastornado hasta la médula. También os traemos un análisis del "simulador" War Thunder en el que le levantamos hasta los remaches. Ah, sí, y unas burradas aeronáuticas en las que, en esta ocasión, la víctima es… ¡nosotros mismos! Así que disfrutad el episodio 17.

0:02:45 Plan de vuelo
0:04:30 Noticias
0:33:45 Burradas aeronáuticas: autoflagelación
0:35:50 Actualidad a fondo: Análisis de War Thunder.
0:55:00 Entrevista a Daniel Mezquita
1:09:10 Despedida


Las búsquedas de vuelos a Corea del Norte aumentan

Las búsquedas de vuelos a Corea del Norte aumentan: A pesar de las recientes amenazas realizadas por el régimen de Corea del Norte y el estado de alerta declarado por los países vecinos; Skyscanner, el portal europeo líder en búsqueda de vuelos en todo el mundo, ha registrado un importante incremento del 260% en las búsquedas de vuelos al citado país asiático.
Este aumento se ha producido justo en los días posteriores a que Pyongyang most


LAAD: Boeing looks to establish KC-390 logistics system

LAAD: Boeing looks to establish KC-390 logistics system: Boeing will propose the establishment of a global logistics system to support Embraer's KC-390 transport and tanker ...


South Africa's Silver Falcons To Be Grounded

South Africa's Silver Falcons To Be Grounded: Aerial Demonstration Team Being Pulled From Airshows The U.S. air show organizers and promoters that are feeling the sting of the loss of the Blue Angels and The Air Force Thuderbirds this season due to cuts in the federal budget are not alone. In South Africa, the bite of the defence force budget bug seems to have claimed another victim. This time it’s the South African Air Force’s Silver Falcons elite aerobatic team. The cockpit ambassadors of the SAAF have been grounded.


KC-46 Progress On Track

KC-46 Progress On Track: Initial Delivery Of The New Tanker Still Projected For 2017 The top acquisition priority in the Air Force - acquiring a new aerial refueling capability - is proceeding "on track," according to Maj. Gen. John Thompson, the program executive officer for Tankers. Two years and several key milestones after the contract was awarded, the Air Force says a great deal of progress has been made.


Los secretarios de Estado de Defensa avanzan en la cooperación de la industria militar de España y Brasil

Los secretarios de Estado de Defensa avanzan en la cooperación de la industria militar de España y Brasil:

Este acuerdo supone avanzar en el creciente acercamiento entre las industrias de defensa de España y Brasil que ya destacaron sus  ministros de Defensa,  Pedro Morenés y Celso Amorim, en el comunicado conjunto del pasado 12 de marzo, con motivo de la visita oficial de Pedro Morenés a Brasil.


¿Yak 130 para Brasil?

¿Yak 130 para Brasil?:

Rusia negocia la venta de aviones de entrenamiento Yakovlev Yak-130 a Brasil y estaría dispuesta a conceder una licencia para la producción de estas máquinas en territorio brasileño para toda Latinoamérica, comunicaron hoy varios ejecutivos de la industria rusa de Defensa.


¿Cuál es la capacidad de los misiles balísticos de Corea del Norte?

Para explicar el affaire de Pyongyang con los misiles balísticos, habría que retroceder hasta hace casi medio siglo, en plena Guerra Fría, cuando este país era uno de los más fervientes aliados de la Unión Soviética. El régimen norcoreano recibió entonces su primer misil, con un alcance de 50 kilómetros, a manos del régimen soviético. Más tarde, Corea del Norte comenzó a desarrollar sus propios misiles, además de seguir recibiendo prototipos de la extinta URSS... Seguir leyendo ¿Cuál es la capacidad de los misiles balísticos de Corea del Norte?


South Korea selects RACR for KF-16 radar modernisation

South Korea selects RACR for KF-16 radar modernisation: The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has selected Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar (RACR) to modernise its Lockheed Martin-built 134 KF-16C/D Block 52 Fighting Falcon aircraft fleet.


RAF Tranche 2 Typhoon fires first Paveway II laser guided bombs

RAF Tranche 2 Typhoon fires first Paveway II laser guided bombs: The UK Royal Air Force's (RAF) Tranche 2 Typhoon multirole combat aircraft have conducted firing of the inert Paveway II bombs for the first-time during a series of training sorties over the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) firing range at Cape Wrath in n…