Dos heridos leves al despegar un avión de Aeroméxico en Madrid y dar con la cola en el suelo #tailstrike

martes, 16 de abril de 2013


Un B737-800 de Lion Air con 108 personas a bordo cae al mar junto a la costa de Bali


Fomento saca a concurso por 600.000 euros el asesoramiento financiero de la privatización de Aena


Russia to develop and field MiG-31 Foxhound replacement by 2020

"We have started development of a new aircraft of this type and I think we can develop this plane before the state armament program ends in 2020," says Lt Gen Viktor Bondarev, commander of the Russian Air Force. "The new plane should replace the existing fleet by 2028,"


Self-powered aircraft sensors undergo flight tests

Self-powered aircraft sensors undergo flight tests:

Test flights of the Vienna University of Technology/EADS thermoelectric Energy Harvesting ...
A European project to develop self-powered sensors for monitoring aircraft integrity is off the ground, with EADS Innovation Works and Vienna University of Technology reporting that the first test flights of the thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Modules have been carried out on an Airbus aircraft...
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All-electric SportsStar EPOS makes maiden flight

All-electric SportsStar EPOS makes maiden flight:

The all-electric SportStar EPOS two-seater in flight
Czech light aircraft specialist Evektor-Aerotechnik has announced the maiden flight of its all-electric SportStar EPOS two-seater airplane. On March 28, the EPOS made two back-to-back flights with a combined flight time of 30 minutes. The EPOS, the name of which derives from "electric-powered small aircraft," is powered by a single 50-kW Rotex Electric motor and features what its makers describe as a "new trapezoidal wing of extended span," which is 10.46 m (34.3 ft) tip to tip. ..
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SpaceShipTwo makes a spectacle of itself in “Cold Flow” test

SpaceShipTwo makes a spectacle of itself in “Cold Flow” test:

SpaceShipTwo producing an oxidizer contrail in a 'Cold Flow' test flight (Photo: MarsScien...
Just a week after the first in-flight venting of its nitrous system, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo has made an even more spectacular step on the way to its first powered flight. The craft's 25th glide flight on April 12 saw oxidizer flow through the craft’s propulsion system and expelled through the nozzle at its rear in what is known as a “Cold Flow” procedure...
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Emirates Airline celebra una jornada para informar de la profesión de altos vuelos y vivir en Dubái

Emirates Airline celebra una jornada para informar de la profesión de altos vuelos y vivir en Dubái: Emirates Airline, una de las aerolíneas de crecimiento más rápido y más rentables a nivel mundial, celebrará una Jornada de Puertas Abiertas para Tripulantes de Cabina el 15 de abril en Sevilla y el 20 de abril en Madrid.
Las mencionadas jornadas ofrecen a los candidatos interesados la oportunidad de averiguar más acerca de la profesión de sus sueños y descubrir cómo es vivir en la cosmo


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 ...


Boeing completes flight testing of X-48C BWB demonstrator aircraft

Boeing completes flight testing of X-48C BWB demonstrator aircraft: Boeing has successfully completed an eight-month flight-test programme of the remotely piloted X-48C hybrid-wing-body subscale aircraft at Nasa's Dryden Flight Research Center, located at Edwards Air Force Base in California, US.


Nearly New B737-800 Downed In Bali Just Prior To Landing

Nearly New B737-800 Downed In Bali Just Prior To Landing: NTSB Assisting In Investigation A month-old Lion Air Boeing 737-800 went down, short of the runway, but without any loss of life. The 108 persons on board were all reported to have survived the accident where the 737 went down less than 200 feet short of the runway and impacted in the ocean while attempting to land in Bali, Indonesia. Injuries were reported to upwards of 45 people, and the fuselage was seen to have been broken in a number of places as a result of the impact. The flight started earlier in the day in Bandung, and had flown two other legs, Saturday, before the Bali impact.


Navy bomb unit to assist Boston bombings investigation


EASA signals approval of A380 wing fix

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a proposed airworthiness directive (AD) Monday signaling approval of modifications for Airbus A380 wing rib feet aimed at solving the aircraft’s wing cracking issue. The proposed AD, which EASA could finalize as soon as May 13, would approve a set of Airbus-developed modifications for A380 wing rib feet that involve “introducing horizontal stiffeners below the manhole on certain ribs and modifying the rib feet booms


Las tasas de navegación aérea en España podrían subir en 2014

Ignacio González, director general de Navegación Aérea ha anunciado que las tasas de ruta podrían subir en 2014 sí el tráfico aéreo no se recupera y AENA no reduce adecuadamente sus gastos


Un 777 surcoreano aterriza de emergencia en Tokio por detectarse humo en el interior de la cabina

Un avión de la compañía surcoreana Korean Air, procedente de Corea del Sur con destino a los Estados Unidos, cambió de ruta para efectuar un aterrizaje con urgencia en el aeropuerto de Tokyo-Narita. Ninguno de los pasajeros resultó herido.


El C919 chino volará en 2014

y se espera que esté al servicio en 2016.


CASA C295 demonstrates release of Marte missile

Airbus Military and MBDA have successfully demonstrated the release of an instrumented Marte MK2/S anti-ship inert missile installed under the wing of the C295 maritime patrol aircraft. This flight was the last of a series of trials performed in a joint Airbus Military – MBDA collaboration to validate the aerodynamic integration of Marte on C295, its handling qualities and performance tests.

The installation of weapons under the wings provides new operational capabilities to the C295 MPA allowing the aircraft to perform new missions demanded by customers. In the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) role, the C295 is already in-service carrying the MK46 torpedo.

This successful trial provides further proof of the operational versatility of the Marte missile and clearly establishes it as the benchmark weapon in the medium weight anti-ship missile sector.

The Marte Mk2/S is already integrated on the AW-101 and the NFH (Naval NH90) helicopters in service with the Italian Navy and integration activities for the Marte ER on the Eurofighter Typhoon are currently underway.

The MBDA Marte MK2/S missile is a fire-and-forget, all-weather, medium-range sea-skimming anti-ship weapon system, equipped with inertial mid-course guidance and radar homing terminal guidance, and capable of destroying small vessels and heavily damaging major vessels. The missile has a weight of 310 Kg and is 3.85 m long.

About MBDA

With industrial facilities in five European countries and within the USA, in 2012 MBDA achieved a turnover of €3 billion with an order book of €9.8 billion. With more than 90 armed forces customers in the world, MBDA is a world leader in missiles and missile systems.

MBDA is the only group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three armed forces (land, sea and air). In total, the group offers a range of 45 missile systems and countermeasures products already in operational service and more than 15 others currently in development. MBDA is jointly held by BAE SYSTEMS (37.5%), EADS (37.5%) and FINMECCANICA (25%).

About Airbus Military

Airbus Military is the only military and civic/humanitarian transport aircraft manufacturer to develop, produce, sell and provide support and services for a comprehensive family of airlifters with a payload range of three to 45 tonnes. An Airbus subsidiary, Airbus Military is responsible for the A400M programme, the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) and further military derivatives based on Airbus civil aircraft. These, together with the smaller 'Light & Medium' C295, CN235 and C212, make Airbus Military the global leader in the market for military transport, tanker and surveillance aircraft capable of performing the most varied types of missions. Altogether, Airbus Military has sold more than 1,000 aircraft to nearly 138 military, civil and governmental customers. More than 800 of these aircraft have been delivered. Airbus is an EADS company.


Airbus and EADS innovate with a stealthy building at Blagnac Airport

Airbus, with the support of EADS Innovation Works, has opened the first "stealthy building" at the Toulouse Airbus site attached to Blagnac Airport.

EADS and Airbus built the C65 hangar at the airport by equipping the building with specially shaped aluminium panels. These panels prevent the building from disrupting the airport's Instrument Landing System (ILS), which allows aircraft to land in reduced visibility conditions.

For safety reasons, planning permission would not have been granted for the building without these modifications.

The large façades of buildings pose a problem for aircraft landing systems as they reflect incoming radio waves across the runway, much like a mirror. Such perturbations would cause aircraft to deviate from the runway centreline. For this reason construction is forbidden close to runways unless it can be demonstrated that the building is ‘stealthy’.

However, it is not feasible to apply conventional stealth technology to absorb the incoming waves since this would be prohibitively expensive. Instead the solution applied in Toulouse uses the phenomenon of diffraction to redirect the waves away from the runway. This is the same effect that produces the iridescent colours that are visible when holding up a compact disc up to a source of light. By employing ELISE, an advanced ILS simulation tool developed by Airbus Engineering, EADS Innovation Works and the French Civil Aviation University ENAC it was even possible to demonstrate that it would only be necessary to treat the top 10 metres of the building, leading to a cheaper solution.

EADS Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti said: “The successful completion of this Airbus facility requirement is an example of our commitment to the development of unique technical solutions for our customers and the aerospace industry.”

Airbus ProSky will now sell this technology assisted by the technical support from EADS Innovation Works. Airbus ProSky CEO Paul-Franck Bijou said: “By designing buildings that do not produce reflections, up to 100 square kilometres of non-buildable airport land worldwide could potentially be transformed into space available for construction, such as terminal buildings, maintenance hangars, or even outside airport boundaries like exhibitions centres, hotels and multi storey car parks.”

About EADS

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over 140,000.

About Airbus

Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer offering a complete range of aircraft families, from 100 to well over 500 passenger seats, as well as the most modern, comprehensive and fuel-efficient product line on the market. Airbus is an EADS company.


El mayor aeropuerto fantasma de España rompe sus obligaciones ambientales | Materia

El 'policía medioambiental' del gigantesco
aeropuerto privado de Ciudad Real
dimite por los incumplimientos de los
promotores de la instalación, cerrada y
sin aviones


FAA orders inspections of Boeing 737s -

According to the FAA, the inspections will
focus on pins which attach the horizontal
stabilizers to the fuselage. They were
prompted by reports that a coating used to
protect the pins from wear and corrosion
was applied incorrectly.
The FAA says premature failure of the pins
could cause reduced structural integrity of
the horizontal stabilizer to fuselage
attachment, resulting in loss of control of
the airplane.