Medio centenar de muertos tras estrellarse un Boeing 737 en el aeropuerto de Kazán, en Rusia Ver más en: http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/1979571/0/accidente-avion/kazan-rusia/boeing-737/#xtor=AD-15&xts=467263

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Según el Ministerio, el accidente se produjo a las 16.25, hora peninsular española cuando el avión, un Boeing 737-500 de la compañía Tatarstan Airlines intentaba el aterrizaje en el aeropuerto de Kazán, procedente del aeropuerto de Domodedovo Moscú, informa el portal Russia Today.

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Belgium to launch F-16 replacement process

Belgium to launch F-16 replacement process
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Belgium's defence ministry will issue a request for information in early 2014 to potential suppliers of a replacement for its air component's Lockheed Martin F-16s.

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DUBAI: Etihad orders 25 777Xs and 30 787s

DUBAI: Etihad orders 25 777Xs and 30 787s
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Middle East carrier Etihad Airways has placed order for 25 Boeing 777Xs, 30 Boeing 787-10s and one 777 freighter today at the Dubai air show.

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DUBAI: Boeing formally launches 777X family with 259 commitments

DUBAI: Boeing formally launches 777X family with 259 commitments
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Boeing has formally launched its new 777X family with orders and commitments by four airlines for 259 aircraft at the Dubai air show today.

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El Pentágono cancela la compra de helicópteros rusos para Afganistán

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NASA, Boeing Finish Tests Of 757 Vertical Tail With Advanced Technology | Aero-News Network

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A major objective of the tests was to show active flow control can enhance the performance of a vertical tail enough to enable future designers to reduce the size of the structure for a whole family of airplanes. That could reduce the penalties related to the vertical tail that aircraft currently pay in drag and weight.

The testing, which began in early September and concluded Nov. 4, took place at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center's 40- by 80-foot wind tunnel at Ames in Moffett Field, CA.
"This test campaign is a key component of NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project," said project manager Fay Collier. "The maturation of technologies such as active flow control, which will benefit aviation by improving fuel efficiency, reducing emissions and noise levels, is what NASA's aeronautics research is all about. The promising results of these wind tunnel tests and the following flight demonstration in 2015 undoubtedly will have an impact on future "green" aircraft designs," said Collier.

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India Developing An Indigenous Light Utility Military Helicopter

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Defense at Dubai: Overshadowed, But Not Forgotten

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Qatar Airways expands its Airbus A330 Freighter fleet | Airbus News & Events

Deal worth $2.8bn for up to 13 A330-200Fs including options
Complementing three A330-200Fs already operated by Qatar Airways.

17 NOVEMBER 2013 PRESS RELEASE
Qatar Airways has placed a firm order for five new Airbus A330-200 Freighter aircraft in an agreement signed at the Dubai Airshow 2013. These new aircraft will complement the airline's rapidly growing network, which includes more than 40 routes that have dedicated freighter services. Included in the order are eight additional A330-200F options – which would make today's deal potentially worth over $2.8bn at list prices for a total of 13 aircraft. These aircraft on order will complement three A330-200Fs Qatar Airways already operates since earlier this year.

"The A330 Family has demonstrated outstanding operational reliability and performance for both our passenger and cargo transport operations. It is with this in mind that we chose to expand our freighter fleets with more A330-200Fs," said Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways CEO. "We aim to be the best in everything we do, the air cargo market is no different, which is why we ordered the most modern and economic cargo aircraft available in its category."

Airbus President and CEO, Fabrice Brégier said, "Qatar Airways is one of our key partners in the region, and its selection of the A330-200F illuminates its ambitious plans as the airline expands and invests in new freighter aircraft. The A330-200F, with up to 70 metric tonnes of payload, is the only viable alternative to large freighters in today's fast changing market, making it an ideal choice for a constantly evolving carrier."

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Etihad Airways orders 50 A350 XWB, 36 A320neo and one A330-200F | Airbus News & Events

Another vote of confidence from a leading Middle East carrier for Airbus

17 NOVEMBER 2013 PRESS RELEASE
Etihad Airways, national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced a firm order for 50 A350 XWBs, 36 A320neo aircraft and one A330-200F as part of its fleet modernization strategy. The contract was signed today at the 2013 Dubai Airshow by James Hogan, Etihad Airways CEO and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO.

The order comprises 40 A350-900s, ten A350-1000s, one A330-200F, 26 A321neo's and 10 A320neo's. Etihad currently operates a fleet of 23 A320 Family aircraft, 25 A330s and 11 A340s. The new aircraft will fit seamlessly into the airline's existing long-haul fleet delivering operational efficiencies and cost savings.
James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said, "Ten years ago this month, we celebrated our inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi using an Airbus A330.
"A decade later, we have grown into one of the world's leading airlines and the importance of Airbus to our fast-growing operations has never been stronger. We have more than 60 Airbus aircraft in our fleet today, and this latest order is testament to the continued strength of our partnership.
"As one of the first airlines set to receive the much-awaited Airbus A350-1000, we look forward to benefiting from its operational efficiencies and cost savings."
"We are delighted that Etihad Airways has consistently maintained its confidence in the full range of Airbus' modern aircraft family. This is highlighted by today's new order for the fuel-efficient A320neo Family, to the versatile A330-200F and up to the all-new, efficient A350 XWB Family," said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. "We look forward to seeing Etihad benefit from the unbeatable economics and best-in-class comfort all our aircraft offer, ensuring the continued success of Etihad Airways as a leading airline for the years to come."

The A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) is an all-new mid-size long range product line comprising three versions. The new Family, whose fuselage cross-section is optimized to accommodate Airbus' 18-inch economy seat-width for long range passenger comfort, will also bring a 25 percent step change in efficiency compared with existing aircraft in this size category. Scheduled for entry-into-service in 2014, the A350 XWB to date has already won 764 firm orders from 39 customers worldwide.

The A320neo is offered as an option for the A320 Family and incorporates new more efficient engines and large "Sharklet" wing tip devices, which together will deliver up to 15 percent in fuel savings. At the end of October 2013, firm orders for the NEO stood at 2,487 from 44 customers, making it the fastest selling commercial airliner ever and underlining its market leadership position.

The A330-200F is the all-freight version of the best-selling A330 Family. It is the world's most modern mid-size freighter and can carry 70 tonnes of payload with a range capability of up to 4,000nm. To date, Airbus has won more than 1,280 orders for the various versions of the A330, with over 1,010 aircraft currently flying with more than 100 operators worldwide.

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Emirates orders 50 additional A380s, boosting fleet to 140 | Airbus News & Events

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: "A380 continues to be Emirates' flagship"

17 NOVEMBER 2013 PRESS RELEASE
Dubai-based Emirates airline has placed an additional order for 50 A380 aircraft, confirming the continued strong demand for very large aircraft in the Middle East that are needed to meet the region's higher than average traffic growth. The order was signed at a ceremony at the 2013 Dubai Airshow witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO.

"The A380 continues to be the flagship of our fleet and after five years in operation it remains highly popular with our passengers," said HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. "It is still one of the most efficient aircraft to operate today in terms of fuel burn and emissions per passenger, and it gives us the flexibility in some cases to meet passenger demand in slot-constrained markets. This latest order will help us meet both fleet expansion and fleet replacement needs."

"We value our partnership with Emirates Airline and are pleased to see this getting stronger each day with their A380s flying," said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus CEO and President. "By strategically placing the A380 at the centre of its business, Emirates is maximizing its leading position with each day of operations. Emirates has understood from the start the A380s advantages in terms of efficiency, economics and passenger comfort. It continues to be a true crowd-puller and contributor to the rapid development of its Dubai hub."
Following delivery of their first A380 in July 2008, Emirates has now taken delivery of 39 A380s. Their 39th A380 is on Airbus' static display at the 2013 Dubai Airshow. All Emirates' A380s are powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines.

Since first entering service in 2007, the A380 has joined the fleets of ten world class carriers. The aircraft flies 8,500 nautical miles or 15,700 kilometres non-stop, carrying more people at lower cost and with less impact on the environment. The spacious, quiet cabin and smooth ride have made the A380 a firm favorite with both airlines and passengers, resulting in higher load factors wherever it flies.

The total A380 fleet has accumulated over one million flight hours in almost 140,000 commercial flights. To date some 50 million passengers have already enjoyed the unique experience of flying on board an A380. Every five minutes, an A380 either takes off or lands at one of the 34 airports where it operates today and the network is constantly growing.

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