China’s FC-31 Fighter Disappoints in First Display

martes, 23 de diciembre de 2014

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2014-11-17/chinas-fc-31-fighter-disappoints-first-display

The display at Zhuhai revealed some poor aerodynamic efficiency. The aircraft bleeds too much energy and the pilot had hard time keeping the nose up during turns and other maneuvers. He also had to engage afterburners far too often to maintain a proper energy utilization curve. Western aerospace analysts point out that the FC-31 flown at Zhuhai was a "clean" jet. An aircraft configured for a real mission and fitted with weapons would be even heavier and would have an even more dismal flight performance, they said

Read more...

When the X4 was announced it was planned to be radically different from any other helicopter. Airbus has since changed course and will offer the helicopter with the Helionix suite, said CEO Guillaume Faury.

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/2014-09-03/airbus-helicopters-reins-innovation

Is the honeymoon over for Airbus Helicopters and big innovation? Despite the news that the company will build a successor to the X3 compound demonstrator by 2019, Guillaume Faury (who was appointed CEO 16 months ago) seems to have a more cautious approach than his predecessor, Lutz Bertling, and some signs suggest the OEM will scale back its forays into brave new territory.

First, the X4, successor to the EC155/Dauphin, will be equipped with the Helionix suite rather than the radically new man-machine interface originally envisioned for it. "The X4 medium twin, to be unveiled next year at the Heli-Expo show, will share its avionics and autopilot with the EC175 and EC145T2," Faury said in July

Read more...

DARPA puts out call for super-agile UAVs

http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/81558804/0/gizmag~DARPA-puts-out-call-for-superagile-UAVs/

Read more...

Opening a new chapter in aviation, first delivery of A350 XWB to Qatar Airways [feedly]

----
Opening a new chapter in aviation, first delivery of A350 XWB to Qatar Airways
// Airbus All news

Customer satisfaction means giving the airlines that operate Airbus aircraft exactly what they...


Share this
Read more +
----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

Industry Proposes A 'Micro Drone' Rule As Regulatory Deadline Looms - Forbes [feedly]

----
Industry Proposes A 'Micro Drone' Rule As Regulatory Deadline Looms - Forbes
// unmanned air system: Google Noticias

Forbes

Industry Proposes A 'Micro Drone' Rule As Regulatory Deadline Looms
Forbes
The UAS America Fund's request, styled as a formal Petition for Rulemaking and filed by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP's unmanned aircraft systems practice head Brendan Schulman, proposes a new "micro" unmanned aircraft rule. Schulman said ...

----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

Mexican Airline Receives Twelfth Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100 - Sputnik International [feedly]

----
Mexican Airline Receives Twelfth Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100 - Sputnik International
// sukhoi: Google Noticias

Mexican Airline Receives Twelfth Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100
Sputnik International
MEXICO CITY, December 22 (Sputnik) – Sukhoi planes have helped to significantly improve air communication between Mexican cities, the firm's chief executive said. The thirteenth SSJ-100 is currently undergoing final assembly in Italy and will be ...

----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

India Chooses Sikorsky for $1 Billion Military Helicopter Deal - Wall Street Journal [feedly]

----
India Chooses Sikorsky for $1 Billion Military Helicopter Deal - Wall Street Journal
// sikorsky: Google Noticias

Wall Street Journal

India Chooses Sikorsky for $1 Billion Military Helicopter Deal
Wall Street Journal
NEW DELHI—India has awarded a helicopter contract estimated at $1 billion to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., an official at the country's defense ministry said on Saturday. Under the deal, the U.S. manufacturer will supply 16 S-70B Seahawk multi-role ...
Sikorsky bags Rs. 6000 cr. deal for naval copters
Indian Navy Selects Sikorsky's S-70B SEAHAWK® Aircraft for Multi ...
American firm Sikorsky bags contract for Navy's 16 multi-role choppers

----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

Electric UAVs Market To See Significant Global Growth Over Next 4 Years [feedly]

----
Electric UAVs Market To See Significant Global Growth Over Next 4 Years
// Revista de prensa aeronáutica: Feed de feeds de Revistas Aeronáuticas | recopiladas por www.noticias-aero.info

Rise In Commercial Use Seen As Principal Driver Of The Trend New research from ReportsnReports.com indicates that the market for electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will grow by more than 18 percent compounded annually through 2018.
----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

Aerojet Rocketdyne Demonstrates 3D Printed Satellite Rocket Propulsion System [feedly]

----
Aerojet Rocketdyne Demonstrates 3D Printed Satellite Rocket Propulsion System
// Revista de prensa aeronáutica: Feed de feeds de Revistas Aeronáuticas | recopiladas por www.noticias-aero.info

Project Funded By NASA's Opportunities In Technology Development Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a hot-fire test of its MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System (CHAMPS). The MPS-120 is the first 3D-printed hydrazine integrated propulsion system and is designed to provide propulsion for CubeSats, enabling missions not previously available to these tiny satellites.
----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

European multirole tanker transport fleet programme moves ahead [feedly]

----
European multirole tanker transport fleet programme moves ahead
// Revista de prensa aeronáutica: Feed de feeds de Revistas Aeronáuticas | recopiladas por www.noticias-aero.info

Airbus Defence and Space will soon begin talks with the Netherlands, Poland and Norway for the sale of a fleet of A330 multirole tanker transport (MRTT) and air-to-air refuelling aircraft.
----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

P&W’s PurePower GTF engine receives FAA certification for A320neo [feedly]

----
P&W's PurePower GTF engine receives FAA certification for A320neo
// Revista de prensa aeronáutica: Feed de feeds de Revistas Aeronáuticas | recopiladas por www.noticias-aero.info

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine—the PW1100G-JM—has received FAA type certification for the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft.

read more

----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

Boeing Statement on Air China's Commitment for 60 737s [feedly]

----
Boeing Statement on Air China's Commitment for 60 737s
// MediaRoom

----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

​ANALYSIS: The A350 sales story as shipments start [feedly]

----
​ANALYSIS: The A350 sales story as shipments start
// Latest news

As Airbus begins deliveries of the A350-900, the order backlog for its latest all-new widebody stands at impressive total of nearly 800 aircraft.
----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

Plans details Embraer's $76M Melbourne expansion - Florida Today [feedly]

----
Plans details Embraer's $76M Melbourne expansion - Florida Today
// embraer: Google Noticias

Plans details Embraer's $76M Melbourne expansion
Florida Today
MELBOURNE – Documents detailing Embraer's $76 million expansion at Melbourne International Airport are moving through City Hall channels under the code name "Project Summit." The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer submitted a site plan application last ...

----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

2015: The year ahead in aviation | Travel - Home

http://m.wdsu.com/travel/2015-the-year-ahead-in-aviation/30348084

Read more...

FAA promotes responsible UAV flying - Air Traffic Management [feedly]

----
FAA promotes responsible UAV flying - Air Traffic Management
// uav: Google Noticias

ABC News

FAA promotes responsible UAV flying
Air Traffic Management
Leading unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry and hobbyist groups, along with the United States federal government, today launched a new education campaign titled "Know Before You Fly," which provides prospective operators with the information and ...
FAA launches safety education program for new UAV operators
'Know Before You Fly' UAS Safety Campaign Takes Flight
FAA Releases 'Stay Off The Naughty List' For Holiday Drone Gifts
 - -

----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

FAA promotes responsible UAV flying - Air Traffic Management [feedly]

----
FAA promotes responsible UAV flying - Air Traffic Management
// uav: Google Noticias

ABC News

FAA promotes responsible UAV flying
Air Traffic Management
Leading unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry and hobbyist groups, along with the United States federal government, today launched a new education campaign titled "Know Before You Fly," which provides prospective operators with the information and ...
FAA launches safety education program for new UAV operators
'Know Before You Fly' UAS Safety Campaign Takes Flight
FAA Releases 'Stay Off The Naughty List' For Holiday Drone Gifts
 - -

----

Shared via my feedly reader

Read more...

NASA concept would send astronauts to Venus

http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/81369587/0/gizmag~NASA-concept-would-send-astronauts-to-Venus/

Read more...

NASA releases video of Orion re-entry

http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/81471036/0/gizmag~NASA-releases-video-of-Orion-reentry/

Read more...