New Plane-Based Surveillance System Sees Practically Everything

domingo, 9 de febrero de 2014

A new surveillance camera system can track movements in a city center for over six hours. Made by the aptly named "Persistent Surveillance Systems," the HAWKEYE II can watch a 4-mile square, and because it goes on the bottom of a manned airplane like a Cessna, it is, unlike drones, probably legal...

http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/new-plane-based-surveillance-system-sees-practically-everything?dom=tw&src=SOC

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EOS, Airbus Group Innovations Team On 3D Printing Study

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La Nasa opta por la iniciativa privada para explorar la Luna

http://www.actualidadaeroespacial.com/default.aspx?where=10&id=1&n=12295

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World's first 3D-printed titanium bicycle frame could lead to cheaper, lighter bikes

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Boeing 747 Turns 45. Will it live to 50?

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Boeing 747 Turns 45. Will it live to 50?
// Things With Wings

Over the next few days the world of aviation will meet in Singapore at the Changi exhibition center adjacent to the city’s international airport. For decades the airport has been dominated by the Boeing 747. It has been the intermediate stop for the kangaroo route and Singapore Airlines once was one of its most prominent operators.

With Jack Wadell and Brian Wygle at the controls, the aircraft took off for its first flight from Everett on Feb. 9, 1969, exactly 45 years ago today. Read an AWST article from 45 years ago examining the first flight of the 747.

Back then, a new era in commercial air transport started. Never before was a civil aircraft built that came even close to its size. It revolutionized air travel because of its superior economics and size, although it needed many years to gain traction in the latter half of the 1970s and 80s onwards.

Today, overlooking the apron at Changi airport, one realizes that the 747 era is over. Singapore Airlines has long replaced the aircraft with Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s. All Nippon Airways, formerly one of the most important 747 operators, just retired its last domestic version and many other airlines have pulled the jumbo from revenue service, too. Its economics do not work any more and the latest version, the 747-8, has failed to gain traction in the market.

But imagine arriving at the 2020 Singapore Airshow, shortly after the 50th anniversary of the first flight: how many of the 1,482 747s that have been delivered since 1970 will still be in service? The 747-8F will certainly be around, but will Boeing continue to build the passenger version? Around 2020, the 777X will be about to be delivered. It will only be a little bit smaller and much cheaper to operate and maybe Airbus will have come up with another aircraft in that size category to counter it. 

In only six more years, the 747 will be an even less familiar sight.

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El ministro de Defensa indonesio visitó la factoría de Airbus en Sevilla - Actualidad Aeroespacial

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El ministro de Defensa indonesio visitó la factoría de Airbus en Sevilla - Actualidad Aeroespacial
// airbus: Google Noticias

El ministro de Defensa indonesio visitó la factoría de Airbus en Sevilla
Actualidad Aeroespacial
Los ministros de Defensa de España e Indonesia Sevilla.- El ministro de Defensa de la República de Indonesia, Purnomo Yusgiantoro, acompañado por el secretario de Estado de Defensa, Pedro Argüelles, visitó la pasada semana la factoría de Airbus ...

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Local Community Leader Welcomes AgustaWestland Contracts

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Local Community Leader Welcomes AgustaWestland Contracts
// Revista de prensa aeronáutica: Feed de feeds de Revistas Aeronáuticas | recopiladas por www.noticias-aero.info
District Council Leader Says Region Will See Economic Benefit From The Work Contracts worth over $1.2 billion awarded to AgustaWestland recently will benefit the region around the company's Yovil, U.K. facility, according to the District Council Leader in the region.

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PICTURES: Airbus A350 arrives at Singapore show

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PICTURES: Airbus A350 arrives at Singapore show
// Aircraft news
The newest arrival on the circuit, the Airbus A350-900, has made its debut at the Singapore air show, performing a validation routine ahead of the official opening of the exhibition on 11 February.

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