First 242 tonne take-off weight A330 starts final assembly [feedly]

jueves, 6 de noviembre de 2014

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First 242 tonne take-off weight A330 starts final assembly
// Airbus All news

Continuous improvement to extend the A330 Family market coverage


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Traffic involving Spain to grow at 3.1% annually over the next 20 years [feedly]

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Traffic involving Spain to grow at 3.1% annually over the next 20 years
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Low Cost Carriers and long haul Latin America demand driving growth


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Mystery drones fly over French nuclear sites



French security chiefs are investigating a spate of mysterious and illegal flights by tiny, unmanned drones over French nuclear power stations.

A government official told The Associated Press that authorities have counted about 15 drone flights over a half-dozen nuclear sites since October 1. Authorities insist that France's nuclear facilities are designed to handle seismic and security risks, including those possibly posed by drones.


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La startup française Expliseat relève tous les défis avec son siège pour avion le plus léger du monde (4 kg contre 12 en moyenne pour la classe économique)

Ce siège de 4 kg réduit considérablement la consommation de kérosène avec une économie de 400 000$ par avion et par an.

http://www.maddyness.com/startup/2014/05/05/expliseat/

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FIRST TECNAM P2006T MRI (MULITI-SENSOR RECONNAISSANCE AND IDENTIFICATION) AIRCRAFT NOW OPERATING IN SOUTH AFRICA

First Tecnam P2006T MRI (Multi-Sensor Reconnaissance and Identification) aircraft now operating in South Africa

Tecnam at 9th October announced that the first Tecnam P2006T MRI entered operational service with South African security company CSS Tactical Ltd.

CSS Tactical is a local security company specialising in armed response, perimeter protection, CCTV monitoring and in a joint agreement with INDRA will be marketing, selling and operating and maintaining the P2006T MRI system in several countries in the African region.

Developed by INDRA, the global leader in advanced technology security and defence solutions, the Tecnam MRI (Multisensor Reconnaissance and Identification) aircraft has been specifically developed to patrol those maritime zones currently kept under surveillance by coastguards utilising medium-size helicopters and large maritime patrol aircraft in particular. The Tecnam MRI affords significant opportunities for clients seeking more efficient and effective maritime security and costal patrol missions.

The MRI system is also designed to fulfil many other specialist tasks including, maritime safety, search and rescue, fisheries protection, oil field protection, marine environmental protection, drugs interdiction, illegal immigration interdiction and other law enforcement missions.

It includes a Seaspray 5000E Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) multi-mode surveillance radar from SELEX Galileo that can use several modes simultaneously. Electro-optical and infrared sensors (Ultra Force 275) are supplied by FLIR Systems. Other equipment includes an AIS (Automatic Identification System) transponder for identifying ships, which is integrated with the radar picture. All information that is gathered is recorded and transferred in real time to a ground station via a datalink.

Tecnam’s P2006T airframe was selected by INDRA as the base platform for the MRI due to reliability, economy of operation, maintainability and performance. The Tecnam P2006T is powered by two four cylinder Rotax 912S3 engines delivering 100 hp each. Fully retractable landing gear allows for an uninterrupted view for the sensors. 200 litres of fuel provides six hours of flying time with a cruise speed of 130 knots.

This first production MRI was delivered direct from INDRA in Spain to CSS Tactical in South Africa in just 5 days, routing via in Libya, Niger, Gabon, Congo, Angola and Namibia.

The two man crew covered the distance of 5350NM/9.908 km in a total 41:55 flight hours at an average speed of 237 km/h and with an average fuel consumption of just 36 lt/h.

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China Aircraft Leasing Company signs MoU for 100 A320 Family aircraft



Top leasing companies in fastest growing markets continue to favour A320
6 NOVEMBER 2014 PRESS RELEASE


China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC), the leading independent aircraft operating lessor in China, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 100 A320 Family aircraft. The commitment comprises 74 A320neo, 16 A320ceo and 10 A321ceo. Including this new commitment, CALC’s total order tally with Airbus stands at 140 A320 Family aircraft.



“This new commitment to the A320 Family confirms the aircraft’s popularity and appeal, offering customers the best value for money, high reliability and best-in-class passenger comfort,” said Dr Mike Poon, CEO and Executive Director of CALC. “These key attributes make the A320 Family a perfect fit in CALC’s strategy to offer the most innovative and dynamic leasing solutions to aviation customers in China and around the globe.”



“When a leading leasing company, CALC, serving customers in the world’s fastest growing, dynamic aviation market, orders more of our popular A320 Family aircraft, we take that as a strong signal of the continuing long-term success of our best-selling product line,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The A320 Family is the ideal investment for lessors thanks to its wide operator base, excellent operating economics and strong residual values.”



The A320neo “new engine option” incorporates many innovations, including latest generation engines and large Sharklet wing-tip devices, which together deliver 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 per cent by 2020 which is equivalent to a reduction of 5,000 tonnes of CO2 per aircraft per year.



The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with almost 11,000 orders to date and over 6,200 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide. Thanks to its widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard.

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Elon Musk: 'People Don't Understand How Hard It Is To Manufacture Something'

http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-people-dont-understand-how-hard-it-is-to-manufacture-something-2014-11

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UK, France Award Contracts to Develop Fighter Drone Aircraft - Wall Street Journal [feedly]

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UK, France Award Contracts to Develop Fighter Drone Aircraft - Wall Street Journal
// unmanned air system: Google Noticias

Wall Street Journal

UK, France Award Contracts to Develop Fighter Drone Aircraft
Wall Street Journal
"The development of unmanned combat air systems is of vital importance to the U.K. and France, which have the most capable and experienced armed forces in Europe and well-established defense industrial bases," Bernard Gray, Britain's chief of defense ...
Fighter jet drones move closer as BAE and Dassault link up
Britain, France launch feasibility study for joint military drones
Dassault Aviation: Preparing for the Future of Combat Aerospace

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Piper Aircraft, Hanxing Combine To Display Piper Matrix At Airshow China [feedly]

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Piper Aircraft, Hanxing Combine To Display Piper Matrix At Airshow China
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Event Held November 11-16 In Zhuhai Piper Aircraft and Hanxing General Aviation Co., Ltd. will be exhibiting a new unpressurized piston-powered Piper Matrix at Airshow China 2014, to be held Nov. 11-16 in Zhuhai. Piper's presence will be located at Booth C1-6 and the Matrix will be on outdoor static display at Hanxing's booth.
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UAV Market Forecast To Top $10.5 Billion By 2020 [feedly]

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UAV Market Forecast To Top $10.5 Billion By 2020
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New Research Indicates More Than Seven Percent Annual Growth A new report forecasts that the UAV market is estimated to be $6.7 billion in 2014, and is expected to register a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 7.73%, to reach $10.573 billion by 2020. The major challenges faced by the UAV market are due to air traffic management, and lack of regulatory policies and procedural issues.
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Poland to buy armed drones amid Ukraine crisis [feedly]

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Poland to buy armed drones amid Ukraine crisis
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NATO member Poland said Tuesday it will acquire combat drones as part of a multi-billion-euro revamp of its armed forces amid heightened tensions with Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. "We will use these drones to defend our […]

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Israel completes F-16 Barak upgrade [feedly]

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Israel completes F-16 Barak upgrade
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The Israeli air force has completed an extensive upgrade of its Lockheed Martin F-16C/Ds, which one source says has brought the fleet back to "peak operational capability".
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Boeing réfléchit à un nouvel avion pour remplacer le 737 en 2030 - Challenges.fr [feedly]

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Boeing réfléchit à un nouvel avion pour remplacer le 737 en 2030 - Challenges.fr
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Challenges.fr

Boeing réfléchit à un nouvel avion pour remplacer le 737 en 2030
Challenges.fr
Mais l'avionneur chinois Comac annonce un concurrent, le C919, pour la fin 2015 et le russe MS-21 tout comme le CSeries du canadien Bombardier visent aussi une part du gâteau. Pour Jim McNerney, il faut songer à remplacer le 737 Max pourtant tout ...

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Clean Sky 2 launches its first call [feedly]

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Clean Sky 2 launches its first call
// Clean Sky

Publication date: 

Wed, 09/07/2014

The Clean Sky Joint Undertaking is delighted to announce the official launch of the first Call for Core Partners as part of the recently approved Clean Sky 2 programme. The launch was marked by an event hosted by the European Commission and attended by President Barosso and Commissioners Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (DG Research), Neelie Kroes (DG CONNECT), and Siim Kallas (DG MOVE). To coincide with the launch, the Clean Sky 2 section of the website has been given a full revamp.

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Clean Sky 2 launches its first call

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Clean Sky 2 is ready to fly [feedly]

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Clean Sky 2 is ready to fly
// Clean Sky

Publication date: 

Wed, 07/05/2014

The Council of the European Union agreed to extend the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) within the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme at its meeting yesterday. Clean Sky 2 will involve investing nearly €4 bn in breakthrough aviation technology research. By endorsing Clean Sky 2 the Council of the European Union has given the green light to the next generation of innovative aircraft which will deliver on the challenges faced in mobility, environment and competitiveness.

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Boeing’s on the defensive in single aisle market as Airbus enhances A321neo | Leeham News and Comment

http://leehamnews.com/2014/10/22/boeings-on-the-defensive-in-single-aisle-market-as-airbus-enhances-a321neo/

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Boeing plans to develop new airplane to replace 737 MAX by 2030

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0IP27320141105?irpc=932

"By 2030 we will have a new airplane," he said, adding there's "a good chance it will be a composite airplane."

"It will be slightly bigger, there will be new engines. The current look of the planes (shape) won't change dramatically," McNerney said.

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Boeing enfrenta presiones para diseñar reemplazo para el 757 - Panamá América [feedly]

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Boeing enfrenta presiones para diseñar reemplazo para el 757 - Panamá América
// boeing: Google Noticias

Panamá América

Boeing enfrenta presiones para diseñar reemplazo para el 757
Panamá América
Boeing Co. se enfrenta a nuevas presiones para diseñar un reemplazo para su avión discontinuado 757, preferido por las compañías de Estados Unidos para vuelos transatlánticos, ya que American Airlines estudia un nuevo modelo de Airbus Group NV ...

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India restarts reconnaissance helicopter contest [feedly]

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India restarts reconnaissance helicopter contest
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​India's defence ministry has released a fresh request for information (RFI) for reconnaissance and surveillance (RSH) rotorcraft to be acquired for the nation's army and air force.
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Alenia drops India Avro replacement tender [feedly]

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Alenia drops India Avro replacement tender
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Alenia Aermacchi will not bid for an Indian air force contract to replace India's Hindustan Aeronautics-built HS-748 Avro transports.
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​South Korea kills BAE Systems F-16 upgrade programme [feedly]

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​South Korea kills BAE Systems F-16 upgrade programme
// Aircraft news

Following a request from South Korea, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has terminated a Foreign Military Sales contract with BAE Systems to upgrade 134 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters operated by South Korea.
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Jet-fuel-powered fuel cell developed that produces electricity at room temperature

http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/78164627/0/gizmag~Jetfuelpowered-fuel-cell-developed-that-produces-electricity-at-room-temperature/

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BlueSky Business Aviation News - blueskynews.aero

http://www.blueskynews.aero/issue_295/New_Honeywell_technologies_help_pilots_see_runways_and_taxiways_in_difficult_environments.htm

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BlueSky Business Aviation News - blueskynews.aero

http://www.blueskynews.aero/issue_295/GKN_celebrates_growth_of_UKs_National_Composites_Centre.htm

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