Russians have started working on a new engine for their 5th generation stealth fighter

viernes, 27 de febrero de 2015

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Iran Optimizing F14 Fighter Jets for New Missions

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A senior Air Force commander praised Iran's capability as the only country, besides the US, that can overhaul F14 fighter jets, adding that Iranian experts have mounted new radar and weapons systems on the aircraft to optimize it for new […]

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Airbus Helicopters presenta su nuevo helicóptero bimotor X4 en HeliExpo 2015

jueves, 26 de febrero de 2015

Airbus Helicopters presenta su nuevo helicóptero y escribe una nueva página en la historia de la aviación en la muestra Heli Expo de 2015.

  • Presentación del muy esperado helicóptero de peso medio X4
  • Puesta en marcha de una nueva y perfeccionada oferta de servicio al cliente y de condiciones de garantía mejoradas
  • La satisfacción de los clientes es el núcleo de todas actividades de la empresa

Orlando, Florida, 26 de febrero de 2015 – Airbus Helicopters se propone marcar la feria Heli Expo de 2015 con la presentación mundial de su nuevo helicóptero bimotor X4 y con la introducción de una nueva oferta de soporte y servicios para sus clientes.

Estas novedades se inscriben plenamente en el marco del plan de transformación de la empresa, puesto en marcha con el objetivo de ofrecer las más eficientes soluciones a los operadores de helicópteros de todo el mundo.

"La edición 2015 de Heli Expo presenta la ocasión de demostrar nuestra determinación a cumplir con nuestros compromisos en materia de satisfacción del cliente, de calidad, de seguridad y de competitividad", explica Guillaume Faury, presidente de Airbus Helicopters. "Nuestra participación en esta feria es reflejo de la transformación que hemos emprendido y pone de relieve el trabajo dedicado al desarrollo de helicópteros de nueva generación y de nuestros servicios, que ofrecen las soluciones mejor adaptadas a las necesidades de nuestros clientes.
La presentación oficial del X4 tendrá lugar el 3 de marzo a las 11 horas, en el stand (#2437) de Airbus Helicopters en el salón Heli-Expo de Orlando, Florida. El X4 es el primer helicóptero que Airbus Helicopters produce bajo su nueva identidad, encarnando los valores de la empresa: integridad, agilidad, unidad y excelencia.

Diseñado sobre la base de la experiencia de Airbus Helicopters en las áreas de aerodinámica, aviónica, sistemas de accionamiento, así como en diseño de rotores y palas, el bimotor X4 es un novedoso helicóptero de peso medio con capacidad para un abanico completo de misiones de los sectores civil y parapúblico. "La presentación mundial del X4 está llamado a ser el acontecimiento más esperado del salón Heli-Expo de 2015, y estamos impacientes por compartir nuestra visión del futuro", añadió Faury.

Heli Expo será también la ocasión para Airbus Helicopters de presentar su renovada oferta de servicios que incluye condiciones de garantía optimizadas y un nuevo planteamiento de gestión de material y de abastecimiento de repuestos. Esta oferta prioriza sobretodo la satisfacción de los clientes con un compromiso permanente en materia de calidad y de rendimiento, al tiempo que vela por la seguridad y la disponibilidad operacional. La transformación de la empresa ha dado ya frutos visibles, como demuestran los resultados de la reciente encuesta realizada por ProPilot, según la que Airbus Helicopters ha avanzado dos puestos en un año, ocupando ahora el tercero.

Entre los productos de la marca Airbus Helicopters que serán expuestos en el stand de Heli Expo figuran el nuevo EC175 en configuración Oil & Gas. Desde su entrada en servicio en diciembre del año pasado en el sector de petróleo y el gas del Mar del Norte, el rendimiento del EC175 ha superado -con casi el 90% de disponibilidad - lo que se puede esperar de un modelo nuevo de helicóptero, habiendo transportado ya 1.500 pasajeros y acumulado más de 250 horas de vuelo. La certificación de este helicóptero de la clase de siete toneladas corresponde a las más modernas normas de aeronavegabilidad. El helicóptero cuenta además con el conjunto de aviónica Helionix® diseñado por Airbus Helicopters.

En Heli Expo se expone también un EC130 T2 en configuración de turismo, que resalta la
popularidad de que disfruta este monomotor entre las compañías dedicadas al turismo y a las
excursiones panorámicas aéreas. El rotor de cola de tipo Fenestron® contribuye al muy estable
funcionamiento de la aeronave, cuya espaciosa cabina modular tiene cabida hasta para siete
pasajeros, además del piloto.

También en el stand de Heli Expo se podrá admirar un EC145 T2 en configuración EMS, destinado a los servicios sanitarios de urgencia y que pertenece al cliente estadounidense de lanzamiento. Entre las mejoras introducidas para optimizar las misiones a grandes altitudes y a altas temperaturas ("hot and high") de este helicóptero bimotor polivalente, se encuentran los novedosos motores Arriel 2E de Turbomeca con doble FADEC y el rotor de cola carenado de tipo Fenestron®, las transmisiones principal y de cola perfeccionadas y el conjunto de aviónica digital Helionix, con piloto automático de cuatro ejes. La primera entrega del EC145 T2, certificado por la EASA y la FAA, tuvo lugar en julio de 2014. Hasta la fecha se ha cursado el pedido de 140 helicópteros, incluida la versión militar EC645 T2.

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Researchers create world's first two 3D-printed jet engines

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Though-controlled drones may be just the first step in aviation revolution

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Boeing list prices increases vs. discounts increases (update for 2014) | The Blog by Javier

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Airbus A330 May Be India’s AWACS Platform [feedly]

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India will soon finalize a platform for developing its indigenous Airborne Warning and Control Systems Aircraft (AWACS), with Airbus Defense and Space apparently emerging as the sole bidder with its A330 widebody aircraft.

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Opinion: Looking For Answers To The Navy’s Uclass Mystery [feedly]

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Secret clues to the Navy's tangled drone story

The story of the Navy's stealth unmanned air vehicle has taken some new turns. Is a secret project behind the changes?

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CFM International boosts engine orders by 56% in 2014 [feedly]

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Commercial aircraft engine manufacturer CFM International posted 4,244 orders in 2014, a 55.9% year-over (YOY) increase from 2,723 engine orders in 2013.

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Virgin Atlantic to end A340-300 service [feedly]

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UK long-haul specialist Virgin Atlantic plans to phase out its Airbus A340-300 fleet by the end of March.

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Northrop Subsidiary to Expand ATC Communications Coverage in South Korea - ExecutiveBiz (blog) [feedly]

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Northrop Subsidiary to Expand ATC Communications Coverage in South Korea
ExecutiveBiz (blog)
northrop-Grumman_BLUE A Northrop Grumman subsidiary in the U.K. will expand the air traffic communication system of the Incheon air traffic control center under a contract with the South Korean ministry of land, infrastructure and transport. The ...

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Boeing to Intensify Technical Career Development for Engineering Workforce [feedly]

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New engineering training centers to be phased in across the company
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Australia and New Zealand lift R44 groundings [feedly]

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​Austraila's Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand have both lifted emergency airworthiness directives that temporarily grounded Robinson R44s fitted with certain main rotor blades.
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Clean Sky to increase cooperation with the Midi-Pyrénées region through Structural Funds [feedly]

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New documentary claims MH370 flew toward Antarctica

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Bombardier delays CS300 first flight [feedly]

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Bombardier has pushed back the first flight of its CS300 aircraft, due to unfavorable weather conditions in Mirabel.
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MH370 hunt covers 40% of search area [feedly]

miércoles, 25 de febrero de 2015

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​Search teams hunting the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER have covered 40% of the priority area drawn up by investigators.
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New Sky Dragon airship completes critical design review [feedly]

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​Worldwide Aeros Corp (Aeros) has completed the critical design review of its 40E Sky Dragon multi-role airship, marking the start of production for the lighter-than-air craft.
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HammerHead UAV prototype makes maiden flight [feedly]

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​Piaggio Aerospace has announced that a prototype of its P.1HH HammerHead unmanned air vehicle has carried out its maiden flight.
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Exclusive - Airbus mulls A320 output increase to 50/month from 2017 - Reuters UK [feedly]

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Exclusive - Airbus mulls A320 output increase to 50/month from 2017
Reuters UK
N), a senior industry source said on Tuesday. Airbus has asked suppliers to be ready to adjust to production of 48 aircraft a month during 2016, rising to 50 a month in 2017, the source said, asking not to be named. The increase would stretch an ...
Airbus mulls A320 output hike to 50/month from 2017: source
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RAAF Tanker To Be Fully Operational This Year - DefenseNews.com [feedly]

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RAAF Tanker To Be Fully Operational This Year
DefenseNews.com
"We expect a decision in the next few months." Scherer said the A330-based MRTT has won eight out of 10 tanker competitions in recent years, losing only in the United States (to the Boeing KC-46A) and Brazil (IAI 767-300). Email: npittaway@defensenews.
AVALON: RAAF upbeat on Wedgetail reliability

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New Armed UAV Export Rules Help US Firms - DefenseNews.com [feedly]

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New Armed UAV Export Rules Help US Firms
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WASHINGTON — New US rules loosening restrictions on exports of armed drones should not only help US companies, but will also aid Washington in shaping "global norms of behavior" when it comes to strike UAVs, an expert said. On Feb. 17, the US State ...

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Iran to boost UAV flight range: commander - Tehran Times [feedly]

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Iran to boost UAV flight range: commander
Tehran Times
TEHRAN – Iran is working to increase the flight range of its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Aviation Industry Organization's deputy director has announced. The organization is manufacturing drones with a longer flight range than previous models, Karim ...

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2016 UAV challenge will require long-range hybrid flying robots - Ferret [feedly]

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2016 UAV challenge will require long-range hybrid flying robots
Ferret
The UAV Challenge is designed to push unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to the limit. The 2014 challenge was themed around an outback rescue mission. The 2016 iteration poses a scenario where a bushwalker is stuck in a clearing in the ...

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Shift handles the camera work for drone pilots

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World View One Step Closer To Manned Near-Space Voyages

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WARPLANES: Reality Intervenes To Save The A-10

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Iran destroys mock U.S. aircraft carrier in naval wargames

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Jetpack Maker Gets A Major Funding Boost | Popular Science

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HAL To Build New Facility In India For Light Helicopters [feedly]

martes, 24 de febrero de 2015

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HAL To Build New Facility In India For Light Helicopters
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BENGALURU, India—India's state-owned airframer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) will soon establish a new facility to make military and civilian helicopters for the Indian and global markets.

"We have acquired land near Tumakuru (in the southern Indian state of Karnataka) to build a factory that could manufacture Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) in the 3-ton class for which there is a huge potential demand in the domestic and international markets," HAL chairman T. Suvarna Raju said on the sidelines of the ongoing Aero India 2015 here.

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Piaggio Performs HammerHead First Flight [feedly]

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Piaggio Performs HammerHead First Flight
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Piaggio Aerospace completed the first flight of its first fully configured P.1HH HammerHead unmanned aerial vehicle in December.

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World View Tests Parafoil On High-Altitude Balloon [feedly]

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World View Tests Parafoil On High-Altitude Balloon
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The test was a milestone in the company's bid to develop a piloted flight profile for a gondola outfitted for tourists or science payloads.

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Israel to buy 14 F-35 fighter Jets from US [feedly]

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Israel to buy 14 F-35 fighter Jets from US
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Israel is to purchase 14 F-35 stealth fighters from US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin at a cost of around $110 million each, the defence ministry said Sunday. "The defence ministry will purchase an additional 14 F-35s for around $3 billion, […]

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COMAC plans to conduct C919 test flights this year [feedly]

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Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) is reportedly planning to commence test flights of C919 aircraft this year.
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Airbus mulls A320 output hike to 50/month from 2017: source - Business Insider [feedly]

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Airbus mulls A320 output hike to 50/month from 2017: source
Business Insider
PARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus is talking to suppliers about the possibility of raising production of its popular A320 family to 50 jets a month as early as 2017, narrowing a gap with rival Boeing , a senior industry source said on ...
Exclusive - Airbus mulls A320 output increase to 50/month from 2017
Airbus Considering A320 Output Increase
Airbus mulls A320 output hike

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The Royal Thai Army acquires six Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2 [feedly]

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The Royal Thai Army acquires six Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2
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A further addition to the Royal Thai Army?s rotorcraft fleet has been committed with the acquisition of six Airbus Helicopters light-utility EC145 T2, which is the newest and most powerful model in Airbus Helicopters? proven EC145 light twin-engine helicopter family.
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DARPA wants machines to have better communication skills

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Nato awards Typhoon Phase 3 capability enhancement contract to Eurofighter

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Could Virgin Galactic's Spaceport America be put up for sale?

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NH90s to Be Allowed to Fly Again | South Korea May Shop for V-22s

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Idex 2015: Big deals for UAE companies at defence show - The National [feedly]

lunes, 23 de febrero de 2015

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Idex 2015: Big deals for UAE companies at defence show
The National
Airbus Defence, together with the French-based technology firm Thales Alenia, won a Dh3.7bn deal to build two military observation satellites for the UAE, according to an announcement at Idex yesterday. In 2013, Airbus Defence delivered three A330 MRTT ...

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India, Russia engage in war of words over Sukhoi crashes - Hindustan Times [feedly]

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Deccan Chronicle

India, Russia engage in war of words over Sukhoi crashes
Hindustan Times
India and Russia are sparring over what led to the crash over of a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter near Pune last October. Russia blames human error for the crash, but the Indian Air Force refuses to accept it, deepening the mystery surrounding the crash of the ...
Sukhoi 30 plane crash: Russia blames human factor, IAF denies

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Russia Considers Producing Sukhoi Superjets in India - The Moscow Times [feedly]

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Russia Considers Producing Sukhoi Superjets in India
The Moscow Times
BANGALORE, INDIA — Russia could assemble the Sukhoi Superjet regional jet in India to take advantage of lower production costs, the president of the plane's maker United Aircraft Co (UAC) said Thursday. UAC executives had visited several Indian ...

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Sikorsky open to making copters in India - The Hindu [feedly]

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Sikorsky open to making copters in India
The Hindu
U.S. helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky, on Friday, said that it might look at producing S-70B Seahawk naval helicopters in the country if it won a likely additional order for around 120 multi-role helicopters. If that happens, it would be Sikorsky's ...

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Eurowings operating costs may be 30%-40% lower than legacy carriers [feedly]

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Eurowings operating costs may be 30%-40% lower than legacy carriers
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SunExpress, a joint venture of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, is on track to start long-haul operations for Eurowings in November from Cologne.

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Nepalese carrier signs for five SSJ100s [feedly]

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Nepalese carrier signs for five SSJ100s
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New Nepalese airline Bishwo Airways has announced a tentative agreement with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. for five Sukhoi Superjet 100s.

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Sensors Detect Icing Conditions To Help Protect Airplanes [feedly]

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Sensors Detect Icing Conditions To Help Protect Airplanes
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NASA Research Would Fine-Tune Icing Predictions Near Airports When ice accumulates on the surface of an aircraft during flight, it distorts the smooth flow of air necessary to stay aloft. The result is a reduction in lift, which can lead to stalls and crashes. Knowing about hazardous icing conditions in advance helps pilots, air traffic controllers and airline dispatchers navigate airplanes and passengers away from danger.
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New Zealand and Australia ground Robinson R44 series helicopters over possible defects [feedly]

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New Zealand and Australia ground Robinson R44 series helicopters over possible defects
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The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand and Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) have grounded all Robinson R44 series helicopters equipped with a (C016-7) Dash 7 main rotor blade (MRB) with immediate effect.
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​AERO INDIA: Upgraded T-50 PAK-FA powerplant in rig tests [feedly]

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The Izdeliye 30 engine for Russia's T-50 fighter is undergoing rig testing, and will enter flight trials in 2017.
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Lockheed unveils longer-endurance Fury UAV [feedly]

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Lockheed unveils longer-endurance Fury UAV
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​Lockheed Martin has tweaked the design of the flying wing-shaped Fury unmanned air vehicle (UAV) as it pursues contracts from US special operations forces and the international market.
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Embraer To Exhibit KC-390 Military Airlifter, Tanker At IDEX 2015 - Defenseworld.net [feedly]

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Embraer To Exhibit KC-390 Military Airlifter, Tanker At IDEX 2015
Defenseworld.net
Embraer is showcasing the A-29 Super Tucano light attack airplane and advanced trainer as well as the new KC-390 military airlifter and tanker at IDEX 2015 this week. The A-29 Super Tucano was selected for the US Air Force's Light Air Support program ...

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China to launch test flights for C919 plane this year - Economic Times [feedly]

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China to launch test flights for C919 plane this year
Economic Times
SHANGHAI: State-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has completed the basic assembly of its medium-range C919 large passenger aircraft and is expected to launch test flights this year, the official Xinhua news agency reported on ...
China to launch test flights for C919 plane this year-Xinhua
China's first large passenger jet set to take off this year

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Chine : le premier avion gros porteur C919 sera assemblé cette année - Centre d'Informations Internet de Chine [feedly]

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Centre d'Informations Internet de Chine

Chine : le premier avion gros porteur C919 sera assemblé cette année
Centre d'Informations Internet de Chine
L'assemblage du premier avion gros porteur C919 sera achevé cette année, a annoncé lundi la Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). La COMAC, qui est un constructeur aéronautique d'Etat, a indiqué avoir terminé l'assemblage de base de ...

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Korean Air, Airbus To Bid For Jet Fighter - DefenseNews.com [feedly]

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Korean Air, Airbus To Bid For Jet Fighter
DefenseNews.com
SEOUL, South Korea — Korean Air and European aerospace giant Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly bid for an $8 billion jet fighter project, an airline spokesman said Sunday, pitting them against a team comprised of Lockheed Martin and Korea ...
South Korea is eyeing a deal to buy 120 F-16s
Korean Air, Airbus jet fighter deal bid
Korean Air and Airbus jointly bid for $8b jet fighter project

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Airbus Helicopters confirms its long-term commitment to the Middle East�s armed forces [feedly]

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Airbus Helicopters confirms its long-term commitment to the Middle East�s armed forces
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With hundreds of its rotorcraft operated by Middle East military services, Airbus Helicopters is further reinforcing the company?s regional presence to support these aircraft ? which are used on missions that range from combat, counter terrorism and transport to search and rescue, special missions and training.
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Airbus Helicopters' EC130 T2 enters the Indian market with orders from two launch customers [feedly]

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Airbus Helicopters' EC130 T2 enters the Indian market with orders from two launch customers
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Airbus Helicopters today signed Indian market launch orders for its single-engine EC130 T2 with Sanjay Ghodawat Group and Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd. (GVHL), which are to introduce the popular single-engine EC130?s enhanced version later this year for passenger transport services in Kolhapur and Delhi respectively.
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Opinión: Por qué no veremos volar un avión diseñado de cero hasta 2030 [feedly]

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Carbon nanotube-based anti-icing coating proves itself in wind tunnel testing

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Russia Halting Torpedo Production Due to Loss of Ukraine Facilities | Lockheed Joins Raytheon for JSTARS Competition

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/russia-halting-torpedo-production-due-to-loss-of-ukraine-facilities-lockheed-joins-raytheon-for-jstars-competition-029618/

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Bombardier's Next CSeries Airframe, The CS300, Readies For First Flight

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=85e6f36e-36e3-4ba6-a8e6-bf3c7c524d3a

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Raytheon starts development of extended range AMRAAM

http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-starts-development-of-extended-range-amraam-4517510

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Inside the digital war room

Inside the digital war room

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150223-inside-the-digital-war-room?ocid=global_future_rss

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New Aircraft Designs: Wait Until 2030

domingo, 22 de febrero de 2015


The trend toward incremental change means that passengers hoping for a significantly better flying experience and aviation buffs excited by the latest technology should probably rein in their hopes.

“You do not need to do a new program to develop these new technologies,” Ray Conner, chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said in an interview for www.cnet.com. “You’re able to take the things you create and bring them to other aircraft, to develop a really good airplane that meets the market needs.”

Shareholders point of view: incremental improvements are a lower-risk course of action than developing all-new designs. Even with less reliance on dramatic new designs, Airbus and Boeing have huge numbers of orders to fulfill as Asian airlines boom and all airlines struggle with high fuel prices.

“There’s a seven-year backlog without even taking new orders,” said Ben Moores , a senior analyst with IHS Jane’s for www.cnet.com. “You’re going to see a doubling of wide-body production over the next several years.”

That’s why the industry is focusing on faster production and updates to existing designs rather than new jets that are costly to design, test, and bring to market.

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SkyProwler combines a quadcopter and a fixed-wing airplane in one device

viernes, 20 de febrero de 2015

http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/85535981/0/gizmag~SkyProwler-combines-a-quadcopter-and-a-fixedwing-airplane-in-one-device/

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Mars One reduces colonist pool to 100

http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/85568242/0/gizmag~Mars-One-reduces-colonist-pool-to/

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F-35 Mission Software Needs Some Debugging, Cost-Cutting Process Working Around the Edges

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/f-35-mission-software-needs-some-debugging-cost-cutting-process-working-around-the-edges-029614/

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Search For MH370 Continues Off Australian Coast

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=01f967f7-7ab2-4ca7-8bc8-7f000201f3ac

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Here’s What You’ll Find on the Fighter Jet of 2030

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/02/heres-what-youll-find-fighter-jet-2030/104736/

Military leaders reveal their hopes and fears for the 6th Generation fighter they will desperately need.

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Sonex Aircraft Delivers First SubSonex Kit; Four New SubSonex Pilots Fly JSX-2; Bob Carlton Prepares SubSonex Air Show



Sonex Aircraft is excited to report the achievement of several major milestones in the SubSonex Personal Jet program during the month of February: The first SubSonex kit shipped from the Sonex factory; Four new SubSonex model JSX-2 pilots were minted in Moriarty, NM; and Bob Carlton received his Low-Level Statement of Aerobatic Competency (SAC) card for the SubSonex, in-preparation for the 2015 air show season!


First SubSonex Kit Delivered:
On Thursday, February 12th, the first SubSonex kit left Sonex Aircraft headquarters in Oshkosh, destined for customer Redge Greenberg of Durango, Colorado. The Ultra-Quick Build Kit was transported in the optionally available Triton TC 167 enclosed trailer by Sonex staff to Greenberg's home. This is the first in a series of seven kit deliveries included in the first kit production run, and marks the conclusion of an intense six month effort to bring JSX-2 from prototype aircraft to a fully-developed quick build kit product.


"I hold commercial glider, helicopter & single engine land licenses, accumulating 4500+ hours in numerous aircraft," writes Greenberg, "but I never got the chance to fly a jet. I first saw the prototype of the SubSonex at Oshkosh, and followed the development for over a year. When Sonex offered the jet as a kit, I was first in line. Like my RV8, the SubSonex is aerobatic, but the Sonex company also included a ballistic parachute for extra safety. I'm looking forward to finishing my SubSonex soon and adding jet capability to my aviation skills."


This week, two more kits will be delivered to customers in Ontario Canada and Pennsylvania, with kit deliveries to Missouri, Kentucky, and Oklahoma to follow next week. The seventh kit will be delivered to New South Wales, Australia via 20' ocean container. Orders are now being accepted for the second run of SubSonex Quick Build Kit production, to commence in August, 2015.


SubSonex JSX-2 Pilot Population Increases by 400 Percent:
During the weekend of February 1st, four new pilots became qualified to fly SubSonex JSX-2. Sonex Aircraft President John Monnett and Sonex CEO Jeremy Monnett travelled to Moriarty, New Mexico to join Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) Bob O'Haver and BonusJet flight instructor Billy Hill in making their first flights in SubSonex JSX-2 and subsequent qualifying flights for SubSonex permanent Letters of Authorization (LOA). Moriarty airport, home of SubSonex chief test pilot and air show performer Bob Carlton, is also the base of Carlton's BonusJet training program through his company, Desert Aerospace. SubSonex customers can obtain dual instruction in the jet-powered TST-14 Bonus sailplane, dubbed the "BonusJet," using the same PBS TJ-100 turbojet systems used in the SubSonex to contribute toward their SubSonex LOA's. DPE O'Haver is available to the BonusJet program for issuance of SubSonex temporary and permanent LOA's to qualifying pilots.


On Saturday, all four pilots made their first flights of SubSonex JSX-2, all four with diverse flying backgrounds from highly-experienced jet pilots O'Haver and Hill, to JSX-1 qualified pilot John Monnett, to piston Sonex pilot Jeremy Monnett, who recently completed the BonusJet training program. "Remarkably, all four flights looked nearly identical," commented Jeremy Monnett, "which is a testament to SubSonex JSX-2's outstanding flying qualities."


The weekend's flying concluded on Sunday, with permanent LOA checkrides for Bob O'Haver (administered by another visiting DPE), and checkrides for John and Jeremy Monnett, with a check ride for Billy Hill taking place later in the week. Being a single-place aircraft, SubSonex permanent LOA checkrides are administered by observation from the ground via radio contact from the DPE with a GoPro video camera mount on-board to document the flight and review the demonstrated maneuvers. Two new videos have been published by Sonex Aircraft, LLC: the first showing highlights from everyone's first flights ( http://youtu.be/g6YsCZlwYw0 ), the second a cockpit-narrated video of Bob O'Haver's permanent LOA check ride (http://youtu.be/ZAHc-3sXGio ). "This is EASY to fly," remarks Jeremy Monnett on-camera after his first flight, joking to Bob Carlton, "sorry to burst your ego, Bob!" as Carlton was no longer the only SubSonex JSX-2 qualified pilot by the end of the day.


Bob Carlton Prepares for 2015 Air Show Season in JSX-2:
Not to be out-done by Jeremy, Bob Carlton has been practicing a new air show routine in SubSonex JSX-2 for the 2015 season! Currently booked at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 and the 2015 Rocky Mountain Air Show with more show dates pending, Carlton has put-together a SubSonex show unparalleled by jet acts of the past including maneuvers such as tail slides (usually taboo in a jet), hammerheads and non-stop action with tight turns inside the typical piston aircraft air show box. Carlton has been practicing the show extensively over the past month, and obtained his Low-Level Statement of Aerobatic Competency (SAC) card for the SubSonex on February 12th in Phoenix, Arizona. "Thanks to Tim Weber for the use of his hangar, Bill Cornick for coming from California to do the evaluation and Bob Bishop for coaching me last weekend in Tucson," writes Bob. Two more videos were released today featuring Bob's air show practice in the SubSonex: one with outstanding multicam video showing Bob's practice in Moriarty ( http://youtu.be/At7M9wUi8FA ), the other showing exciting footage of his low-level practice in Tucson ( http://youtu.be/kt3eM-ETSs4 ).


SubSonex JSX-2 is a highly refined version of the original proof-of-concept aircraft, JSX-1. Like JSX-1, the new JSX-2 model is powered by the PBS TJ-100 engine, producing 247 lbs of thrust in an advanced, fully integrated package. The new jet features a larger, more comfortable cockpit, a larger instrument panel, fully retractable landing gear, a BRS full-aircraft recovery parachute, higher fuel capacity in a rotationally molded cross-linked polyethylene fuel cell, easily removable wings, and a more sculpted and aesthetically pleasing nose section. Sold only as a Quick Build Kit, the SubSonex includes almost everything required to fly with the exception of avionics and paint. Available options for the SubSonex Personal Jet include MGL iEFIS touchscreen avionics, a Mountain High oxygen system, Aveo PowerBurst LED position and strobe lighting, heated leather upholstery, cabin heat, and a Triton TC 167 enclosed trailer modified to transport the SubSonex.


Sonex Aircraft, LLC is a leader in the experimental kit aircraft industry, providing a series of sport aircraft along with the AeroConversions line of products, which include the AeroVee engine, AeroVee Turbo, AeroInjector and ancillary aviation products. Sonex Aircraft's Sonex, Waiex, and Onex sport planes, the Xenos sport motorglider, and the SubSonex Personal Jet, offer outstanding performance in an easy to build, easy to fly kit package that can be purchased and completed with full technical support at an unrivaled price. Sonex and AeroConversions continue to invest heavily in developing new products. Our team is committed to providing simple, elegant and low-cost solutions for sport flying. Simply put, Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions products provide the Best Performance Per Dollar. Check us out at www.SonexAircraft.com and www.AeroConversions.com


VIDEO - SubSonex Low-Level Show Practice 2015:
http://youtu.be/kt3eM-ETSs4

 

SUBSONEX HOME PAGE:
http://www.sonexaircraft.com/subsonex/index.html

 


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Gulfstream G650ER Circumnavigates The Globe In One Stop

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=f43fb583-9de0-4fd1-813c-5ab2dd8ec389

"There isn't another business jet capable of this mission," said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. "This flight proves just how powerful a machine the G650ER is. We promised customers an aircraft that could take them farther faster than any other; we delivered on that promise. The G650ER provides a combination of speed and range that is creating history and setting records."

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Madrid: La Sociedad Aeronautica Española os invita a su nueva Conferencia "¿Por qué me hice...?






Os invita a la Conferencia
"Las Profesiones Aeronáuticas
en España 
¿Por qué me hice….?"
 

Lunes, 23 de Febrero, a las 19.00 horas
DEUSTO BUSINESS SCHOOL
c/ Castelló 76, 28006 Madrid


PROGRAMA DE LA CONFERENCIA
19:00 APERTURA
D.  Manuel Hita
Presidente de la  SAE
 
19:15h Presentaciones
¿Por qué me hice Piloto? Por  Juan Velarde (Piloto Acrobático).

 ¿Por qué me hice  Controlador Aéreo? Por Carmen López Montero (Controladora Aérea)
¿Por qué me hice Tripulante de Cabina de Pasajeros? Por Cristina Fernández (TPC)
¿Por qué me hice Médico Aeronáutico? Por Beatriz Puente (Doctora en Medicina)
¿Por qué me hice Ingeniero Aeronáutico? Por Rafael Alonso (Ingeniero Aeronáutico)
   ¿Por qué me hice Técnico de Mantenimiento Aeronáutico? Por Miguel Angel Tristán (TMA)
            
       Modera, Periodista Aeronáutica
 
20:30h Debate/ Coloquio
21:00h Clausura




 

Para más información:
http://www.sociedadaeronautica.org
para reunir y divulgar el conocimiento aeronáutico


 


 


 


 


 


 














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Así será el Airbus A350 XWB de Iberia

Nota de prensa

  • Un avión del mismo modelo que los que se incorporarán a la flota de Iberia ha aterrizado en Madrid por primera vez.
  • La división de aeropuertos de Iberia ha atendido a este Airbus A350 XWB, y cuenta con los equipos para prestar servicios de handling de pasajeros, rampa y carga a este avión.
  • Desde finales de este año y hasta 2020, Iberia recibirá 16 nuevos aviones de largo radio, ocho Airbus A330/200 y ocho Airbus A350.
  • Según estudios del fabricante, el Airbus A350 XWB consume hasta un 25% menos de combustible y tiene unos costes menores de mantenimiento que otros modelos similares. Además, permite la comunalidad con los pilotos de la flota Airbus A330, lo que reduce hasta un 65% los costes de formación y aporta mayor flexibilidad a la operación.

 
Iberia ha recibido hoy en sus hangares de mantenimiento de La Muñoza en Madrid la visita de un Airbus A350 XWB, el mismo modelo con los que la aerolínea va a renovar su flota de largo radio. Es la primera vez que este modelo de avión aterriza en Madrid y lo ha hecho procedente de Toulouse en un vuelo de pruebas.

A su llegada a Madrid, este Airbus A350 XWB ha sido atendido por Iberia Airport Services. La división de handling de Iberia cuenta con los equipos –escaleras, push back, plataformas, APU, etc- para prestar servicios de pasajeros, rampa y carga a los aviones de este modelo que en un futuro reciba Iberia y el resto de sus aerolíneas-clientes.


Renovación de la flota
En agosto de 2014, IAG anunció el pedido para Iberia de 16 nuevos aviones de largo radio, ocho Airbus A330/200 y ocho Airbus A350 XWB, que se incorporarán desde finales de este año y hasta 2020.

A su vez, en los dos últimos años Iberia ha recibido ocho A330/300 y renovado los interiores de los A340/600 para equiparlos con el nuevo producto de largo radio, uno de los mejores del mercado.


11% fabricado en España
Iberia ha apostado en su renovación de flota por un modelo de avión fabricado en más de un diez por ciento por la industria española que, entre otros, aporta a este proyecto su fortaleza como país de referencia en la utilización de la fibra de carbono en la industria aeronáutica. Airbus en España es responsable de la fabricación del estabilizador horizontal, cono de cola o sección 19, revestimiento inferior del ala o wing lower cover. Entre otros, cuenta con la colaboración de sus principales Tier 1, como Alestis que fabrica la carena ventral o belly fayring del avión además de la última sección del fuselaje trasero o sección 19.1 y Socata que es responsable de las trampas del tren principal de aterrizaje o main landing gear doors.

 

Aviones más eficientes y más cómodos.-
Los Airbus A350 XWB que Iberia incorporará a su flota son aviones bimotores muy eficientes que, según datos del propio fabricante, consumen hasta un 25% menos de combustible, emiten también un 25% menos de CO2-, y tienen menores costes de mantenimiento que otros modelos similares.

Para Iberia, este avión tiene la ventaja adicional de que permite la comunalidad con sus pilotos de la flota A330, lo que reduce también los costes en formación de tripulaciones hasta un 65%, y confiere gran flexibilidad en la operación diaria.

Los Airbus A350 XWB tienen un alcance de 15.580 kilómetros y, además, han sido certificados para realizar rutas ETOPS- como las que Iberia ya realiza con sus Airbus A330- pero aún más largas. Esto permite a los Airbus A350 XWB desviarse hasta 2.500 millas náuticas durante 370 minutos y, por tanto, operar en cualquiera de las rutas que Iberia ofrece en la actualidad.

 

A350 XWB  - Datos técnicos básicos    

Longitud

66,8 metros

Envergadura

64,75 metros

Anchura fuselaje

5,96 metros

Altura

17,5 metros

Alcance

8.500 millas náuticas / 15.580 kilómetros

Capacidad combustible

130.000 litros

Empuje motores (lbx 1000)

Trent XWB-84 84 (374 kN)

 

 

Mayor comodidad a bordo.-
La estructura del Airbus A350 XWB está fabricada con materiales avanzados –fibra de carbono, titanio y aleaciones de aluminio-, que no sufren corrosión ni fatiga. A bordo, los pasajeros disfrutarán de una cabina muy silenciosa y extremadamente confortable, más ancha que la de modelos similares, con mayor espacio vertical, ventanas panorámicas más grandes y portaequipajes de gran capacidad.


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