El Consejo de Ministros aprueba un Real Decreto que regula las normas de seguridad en aeródromos de uso restringido

lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2015



  • Estos requisitos técnicos sustituyen a la regulación actualmente vigente, establecida en la Orden Ministerial 1957/1966 de 26 de octubre de 1966
  • Se establecen, además, nuevos mecanismos de cooperación y coordinación con las Comunidades Autónomas, que tienen competencias sobre estas infraestructuras

Madrid, 27 de noviembre de 2015 (Ministerio de Fomento). El Consejo de Ministros ha dado hoy luz verde a un nuevo Real Decreto por el que se regulan las normas técnicas de seguridad operacional de aeródromos de uso restringido y por el que se modifican el Real Decreto 1189/2011 y la Orden de 24 de abril de 1986.

Con esta nueva norma, aplicable a los aeródromos en los que operan la aviación deportiva, los trabajos aéreos o las enseñanzas de vuelo, es decir, actividades no comerciales, los gestores de estas instalaciones están sujetos a la obligación de cumplir condiciones de seguridad en el diseño, construcción, uso y funcionamiento de las infraestructuras que gestionan. Estos requisitos técnicos, elaborados en base a estándares internacionalmente aceptados, sustituyen a la regulación actualmente vigente, establecida en la Orden Ministerial 1957/1966 de 26 de octubre de 1966 sobre condiciones y normas para el establecimiento de aeródromos privados.

Los aeródromos de uso público, aquellos en los que se realizan operaciones de transporte aéreo comercial de pasajeros, mercancías o correo, ya disponían de normas de seguridad, tanto en el ámbito nacional
(Real Decreto 862/2009), como en el europeo (Reglamentos (CE) 216/2008 y 1108/2009 del Parlamento y el Consejo).


Nuevos mecanismos de cooperación y coordinación con CC.AA. Además de las normas técnicas de seguridad operacional, el nuevo Real Decreto establece nuevos mecanismos de cooperación y coordinación con las Comunidades Autónomas, ya que tanto estas como el Estado tienen competencias distintas sobre este tipo de instalaciones. Estos instrumentos de cooperación abarcan desde a la fase de la elaboración de normativa hasta la fase de comprobación de requisitos.

BOE: http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2015/11/28/pdfs/BOE-A-2015-12893.pdf

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Boeing 757 airliner lands for 1st time on Artantica

 

 

First Boeing 757 airliner landing on blue-ice runway in Antarctica

 



Union Glacier, Antarctica – November 26, 2015
 

The first ever landing of a commercial Boeing 757 passenger airliner on a blue-ice runway in Antarctica occurred today at Union Glacier. The landing was a joint partnership between Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE), Loftleidir Icelandic, and NAS Corporation Limited (NAS).

The Boeing 757-200 ER flight was undertaken to prove the feasibility of landing commercial passenger airliners at Union Glacier, as part of a larger investigation into the use of such aircraft for ALE's Antarctic operations.

 

Intercontinental flights for transporting passengers and cargo from Punta Arenas, Chile, to ALE's main camp at Union Glacier are usually made by combination passenger/cargo aircraft such as Lockheed Hercules L-382G and Ilyushin IL76-TD. These aircraft are tried and tested for blue-ice landings and for use in polar conditions. ALE is researching the potential for utilizing conventional passenger airliners in addition to passenger/cargo combination aircraft. The Boeing 757-200 ER, fitted with 62 business class seats, will enhance passenger comfort yet maintain the safety of ALE's activities and aircraft resources.

ALE transports 400-500 visitors to Antarctica each season, providing logistical support to many National Antarctic Programs and scientific research projects and offering guided, small group Experiences through its subsidiary Adventure Network International (ANI).

 

 

ALE's goal has always been to uphold the highest safety and environmental standards. By extending the range of aircraft that can be used to support visitors and scientific research, ALE also expands its evacuation capabilities, further ensuring safe and environmentally responsible operations.

ALE has a long history of aviation firsts in the interior of Antarctica. In 1985, its predecessor, ANI, pioneered private flights to the continent for an ascent of Mount Vinson. The company was the first to establish an inland, blue-ice airfield in Antarctica, the first to land wheeled aircraft on a blue-ice runway, and the first tour operator to fly guests to the Geographic South Pole.

 


About Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions – With more than 25 years of experience, ALE is the premier provider of land-based Antarctic experiences and logistical services. From its blue-ice runway and base camp at Union Glacier, guests can venture to the summit of Mount Vinson, fly to the South Pole, journey to an emperor penguin colony, or attempt an expedition in the spirit of early explorers. ALE also offers a full range of logistical services to support National Antarctic Programs and deep-field scientific research.


About Loftleidir Icelandic – A subsidiary of Icelandair Group, along with 8 other companies in various sectors of the travel industry, it offers consolidated and quality services to airlines and tour operators, such as full charter service, ACMI and AM leasing, crew leasing and flight operations.


About Niche Aviation SolutionsA small private company specialized solely in aviation related subjects. The owners having had experience of owning and operating their own heavy jet airline, now apply their knowledge to assisting others. The owners of NAS have worked with Polar Services and ANI since 1999 assisting with the air bridge to Antarctica. NAS is a Dynamic Niche provider with innovative offerings and customer tailored solutions to some of the most challenging markets in the World.

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Sikorsky, Yale University and ESPN are All Hiring - Patch.com [feedly]


Sikorsky, Yale University and ESPN are All Hiring
Patch.com
During the holiday season and as we get ready to start a new year, many people are looking to change jobs and possibly careers. Here are dozens of available jobs at Sikorsky Aircraft, Yale University and ESPN, which are some of the ...

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Russian Airliner MC-21 fire-protection system passes initial tests [feedly]

MC-21 fire-protection system passes initial tests
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/mc-21-fire-protection-system-passes-initial-tests-419529/

Russian supplier Technodinamika has carried out initial tests of the fire-protection system for the Irkut MC-21.

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PICTURE: A330neo engine carries out first test run [feedly]

PICTURE: A330neo engine carries out first test run
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-a330neo-engine-carries-out-first-test-run-419535/

Rolls-Royce has carried out the initial run of a demonstrator Trent 7000 engine, the powerplant which will be fitted to the Airbus A330neo.

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The C919 May Be A Bigger Threat To Boeing Than Anticipated - Seeking Alpha [feedly]



Seeking Alpha

The C919 May Be A Bigger Threat To Boeing Than Anticipated
Seeking Alpha
The C919 was a clean sheet try at competing with Boeing and Airbus. Comac took a completely new approach to the development and brought in expat engineers from abroad who had previously worked at Boeing and Airbus, along with some local talent.


  • The ARJ21 disaster left many under the belief China does not have what it takes to compete in the commercial aircraft sector.
  • Big structural differences between the nationalistic ARJ21 project and commercially focused C919 project.
  • Many similarities in the C919 project and High Speed Rail development in China.


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Final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Departs Long Beach Assembly Facility [feedly]

Long Beach's #C17FlyBye commemorates aircraft's legacy.
C-17 global fleet support, maintenance and upgrades continue.

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 29, 2015 – The final Boeing [NYSE: BA] C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company's plant in Long Beach, Calif. departed on Sunday, Nov. 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach.

The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company's San Antonio location, where it will remain until delivery to the Qatar Emiri Air Force early in 2016.

With the completion of C-17 production, Boeing will continue the Globemaster III legacy, providing support, maintenance and upgrades to the worldwide C-17 fleet under the C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP) Performance-Based Logistics agreement.

"This is truly the end of an era. It's a sad day, but one that all of the Boeing employees and suppliers who have worked over the years building this great aircraft can be proud of," said Nan Bouchard, vice president and C-17 program manager.

"Our team's work and dedication and professionalism created one of the world's leading airlifters, a plane that is at the forefront for providing humanitarian aid and has changed the way the U.S. Air Force and our international partners mobilize for operations and aeromedical support," Bouchard said.

The decision to end production of the C-17 production program was announced in 2013. Since the first C-17 took to the air on Sept. 15, 1991, the C-17 fleets for the U.S. Air Force and international partners have amassed more than three million flying hours supporting airlift of troops and large cargo, precision airdrop of humanitarian supplies and lifesaving aeromedical missions.

Boeing has been a part of California and its rich aerospace legacy for more than 90 years, with more than 15,000 airplanes – military and commercial – produced at Boeing facilities including those run by Boeing legacy companies McDonnell Aircraft Company, Douglas Aircraft Company and North American Aviation. Today Southern California occupies a diversified footprint of Boeing operations including commercial aviation; satellite manufacturing and new markets such as cyber security. Boeing has more than 16,000 employees in California and remains committed to defense and commercial business in the state.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Defense, Space & Security is a $31 billion business with about 50,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

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UAV presence at HeliRussia 2016 grows - Vertical Magazine (press release) [feedly]




UAV presence at HeliRussia 2016 grows
Vertical Magazine (press release)
At HeliRussia 2016 it is planned to address the topics of legal regulation of civilian UAV use, as well as other relevant issues. Various representatives of the different aviation industry spheres are attending business program, which makes it highly ...

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Mitsubishi talks MRJ sales as new day dawns for Japanese aviation [feedly]

Mitsubishi talks MRJ sales as new day dawns for Japanese aviation
http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/11/27/mitsubishi-talks-mrj-sales-and-paxex-as-new-day-dawns-for-japanese-aviation/

Having achieved first flight this month, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) fulfilled a promise that dates back eight years to the Paris Air Show of June 2007: to create the first modern Japanese jet airliner. Like a number of other upcoming airframers, it's using the 70-100 seater large regional jet market to do it.

It is certainly a crowded market, but geopolitics might be on Mitsubishi's side. In the context of the ongoing frosty relationship between the Kremlin and the West that affects Russian aircraft like the Sukhoi Superjet, perception issues around Comac's ARJ21 and C919 in China, and Bombardier's well-documented issues with the CSeries, the Japanese company would appear to be one of the stronger international challengers to Embraer's dominance in the future 70-100 seater battle. The Brazilians, of course, have had their own well-documented issues with the much-vaunted E2 cabin's safety certification... read full article in: http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/11/27/mitsubishi-talks-mrj-sales-and-paxex-as-new-day-dawns-for-japanese-aviation/

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How's USAF Going To Manage That Bomber Deal, Anyway? We Still Don't Know [feedly]

How's USAF Going To Manage That Bomber Deal, Anyway? We Still Don't Know
http://demo2.aviationweek.com/blog/hows-usaf-going-manage-bomber-deal-anyway-we-still-dont-know

Questions persist about how USAF is going to manage the LRS-B bomber contract despite the big announcement.

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Germany Supports France In Fight Against Terrorism [feedly]

Germany Supports France In Fight Against Terrorism
http://demo2.aviationweek.com/blog/germany-supports-france-fight-against-terrorism-0

Germany has pledged support to France in the fight against terrorism on two separate occasions over the last two days.

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Russian aircraft occasionally intrude Israeli airspace, whereas Turkish jets regularly violate the Greek one. [feedly]

Russian aircraft occasionally intrude Israeli airspace, whereas Turkish jets regularly violate the Greek one.
http://theaviationist.com/2015/11/29/russian-intruding-israel-airspace-turkish-greek-one/

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Era closes as last Boeing C-17 departs Long Beach [feedly]

Era closes as last Boeing C-17 departs Long Beach
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/era-closes-as-last-boeing-c-17-departs-long-beach-419542/

Boeing officially marked the end of aircraft production at a 74-year-old plant in Long Beach, California, on 29 November, flying the last C-17 out of the factory complex on Lakewood, Boulevard.

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PICTURES: Chengdu Airlines takes delivery of first ARJ21 [feedly]

PICTURES: Chengdu Airlines takes delivery of first ARJ21
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Russia to supply communication system to China’s Su-35 fleet [feedly]

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Philippines receives first two FA-50 fighter jets from South Korea [feedly]

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Tecnam Installs Lycoming iE2s On P2012 Traveller

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=45fffadb-1d5b-4465-982f-2202134d3fd0

Roll Out Of The New Airplane Slated For February 2016

Two Integrated Electronic Engines (iE2) built by Lycoming Engines have been successfully installed on Tecnam's P2012 Traveller test aircraft. Roll-out of this next generation, 11-seats, twin piston engine aircraft is due in February 2016, and its first flight is scheduled for June 2016.

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Helicopter In LA May Have Been Hit By A UAV [feedly]

Helicopter In LA May Have Been Hit By A UAV
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=604e6881-4cc1-4f75-b2bc-d6a41b240dbc

Robinson R22 Sustained Substantial Damage, Instructor Pilot Injured A Robinson R22 helicopter hit something during a flight Monday night, and the pilots of the aircraft believe it was a UAV.

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Thales new rudder-by-wire flight control system will fly on Cessna Citation Longitude

Thales announces its unique Rudder Flight Control electronics system will fly on the Cessna Citation Longitude, unveiled yesterday at the NBAA Show in Las Vegas.
KEY POINTS
  • Thales will develop a “rudder by wire” flight control system for the Cessna Citation Longitude.
  • Result of Thales efforts on advanced flight controls designed to improve safety, passenger comfort and reduce weight.
  • Thales now supply Flight control solutions for all North American business jet OEMs including Gulfstream and Bombardier.

Thales announces its unique Rudder Flight Control electronics system will fly on the Cessna Citation Longitude, unveiled yesterday at the NBAA Show in Las Vegas.

This innovative use of “Rudder-by-wire” is the culmination of efforts by Thales teams in developing new and better flight controls for business jets. It fulfills some of the key driving trends in the market, including weight reduction, improving safety and the comfort of passengers.

Thales teams came up with a unique solution based around a pair of Thales Smart Electronic Control Units (SECUs). These use electrical signals to augment pilot inputs from rudder pedals, and enhance the stability of the aircraft, making the flight trim smoother and allowing the pilot to better control the plane.
The use of electrical impulses allows for the complete elimination of the heavy cables and pulleys of a conventional rudder control system, thus reducing weight. The innovative use of a paired set of SECUs, serves as a self-checking mechanism allowing for better control integrity. It also makes the system more streamlined, thus optimizing production, and providing superior availability, reliability and integrity to the OEM.

Thales Canadian team, at the Montreal Centre of Excellence in flight control electronics, will develop system engineering and software based on Control Laws supplied by Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.

With addition of Cessna, Thales flight control systems now span every major business jet manufacturer in North America, including Gulfstream’s all-new G500 and G600 aircraft as well as their long-range G650 platform, and Bombardier’s Global 5000/6000 aircraft.
"Thales pioneered fly-by-wire technology almost 40 years ago, and we believe that Cessna’s confidence in us as we embark on this exciting next step in flight control development is a major milestone. Rudder-by-wire helps on many of the modern challenges faced by OEMs. We therefore look forward to working with Cessna on flight control electronics for this superb business jet.”

Michel Grenier, Thales Vice President for Avionics in Canada

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Self-healing gel to repair and connect electronic circuits [feedly]

Self-healing gel to repair and connect electronic circuits
http://www.gizmag.com/self-healing-gel-repairs-electronic-circuits/40601/

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Jeremy Clarkson unveils Amazon's new delivery drone [feedly]

Jeremy Clarkson unveils Amazon's new delivery drone
http://www.gizmag.com/amazon-clarkson-drone-delivery/40641/

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UK adding 9 P-8 Poseidons, 24 F-35 stealth fighters to its warplane repository



http://www.ibtimes.co.in/uk-adding-9-p-8-poseidons-24-f-35-stealth-fighters-its-warplane-repository-656337



"We are going to step up the aircraft carrier punch of the United Kingdom. We are going to make sure that when these aircraft carriers are available they are going to have planes that can fly from them in force," the BBC reported Osborne as saying. "By 2023, we will be able to have these jets—some of the most powerful in the world—the F-35, on the decks of these carriers and Britain, second only to the United States, will be able to project power abroad in order to defend ourselves at home."

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Airbus y Boeing re descubren las cabinas desmontables

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ANALYSIS: Bombardier rolls out five-year recovery plan [feedly]

jueves, 26 de noviembre de 2015

ANALYSIS: Bombardier rolls out five-year recovery plan
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-bombardier-rolls-out-five-year-recovery-pl-419449/

Asking investors and ratings agencies to look beyond a difficult year ahead, Bombardier executives on 24 November rolled out a five-year plan that promises to increase topline revenues by around 40% while doubling profit margins by the end of 2020.

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Airbus begins manufacturing Beluga XL structures [feedly]

Airbus begins manufacturing Beluga XL structures
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-begins-manufacturing-beluga-xl-structures-419465/

Airbus expects to start manufacturing the centre wing-box of the A330-based Beluga XL outsize transport early next year, having already begun cutting fuselage frames.

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Blue Origin's New Shepard makes historic touch down [feedly]

Blue Origin's New Shepard makes historic touch down
http://www.gizmag.com/blue-origin-new-shepard-reusable-rocket/40574/

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First commercial launch for Japan's H-IIA rocket platform [feedly]

First commercial launch for Japan's H-IIA rocket platform
http://www.gizmag.com/jaxa-mitsubishi-hiia-launch-telstar/40578/

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SDSR 2015: Typhoon service life extended and numbers increased | IHS Jane's 360

miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2015

http://www.janes.com/article/56174/sdsr-2015-typhoon-service-life-extended-and-numbers-increased#.VlTEx9qDkX0.gmail

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GE debuts new turboprop engine for GA — General Aviation News

http://generalaviationnews.com/2015/11/23/ge-debuts-new-turboprop-engine-for-ga/

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This Infographic provides all the details about the Russian Strategic Bomber Fleet Operations over Syria [feedly]

martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015

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This Infographic provides all the details about the Russian Strategic Bomber Fleet Operations over Syria
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All you need to know about the Russian bombers missions against terrorists in Syria. Beginning on Nov. 17, the Russian Air Force has started pounding Islamic State (as well as rebel forces) in Syria with its Stategic Bomber Fleet. Tu-22M Backfire, Tu-95MS Bear and Tu-160 Blackjack bombers have carried out long round-trip missions from bases […]
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Updated: Turkey has just shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 near the border with Syria [feedly]

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Updated: Turkey has just shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 near the border with Syria
// The Aviationist

Images coming from Syria show a Su-24 Fencer in flames. And it's Russian. On Nov. 24 the Turkish Air Force shot down what appears to be a Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer that, according to the first reports, violated Turkey's airspace. It's unclear whether the aircraft was shot down by a TuAF F-16 (as some media have […]
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Electric Airplanes Will Change the Look of Aviation | Flight Today | Air & Space Magazine

http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/NASA-electric-propulsion-180957302/

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Cathay details expansion with incoming A350s, 777Xs [feedly]

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Cathay details expansion with incoming A350s, 777Xs
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Cathay Pacific Airways says all of its incoming widebody jets will be directed at growth, and that the group will expand to a fleet of over 230 passenger aircraft by 2025.
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China to buy Sukhoi SU-35 fighters from Russia [feedly]

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China to buy Sukhoi SU-35 fighters from Russia
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China will buy 24 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia for around $2bn, in one of the largest military deals signed by the two companies.
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Airbus Helicopters Accelerates Industrialization In The UK [feedly]

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Airbus Helicopters Accelerates Industrialization In The UK
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Airbus Helicopters Strives To Increase Its UK-Based Research And Manufacturing Activities Airbus Helicopters has received funding from the Department for Business Innovations and Skills (BIS) for two separate projects: one supported by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and the other through Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI).
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TAP Portugal Orders 14 A330-900neo And 39 A320neo Family Aircraft [feedly]

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TAP Portugal Orders 14 A330-900neo And 39 A320neo Family Aircraft
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Airbus Efficient Aircraft Shaping TAP Portugal's Future TAP Portugal has signed a firm order with Airbus for 53 Widebody and single aisle aircraft including 14 A330-900neo, and 39 A320neo Family aircraft (15 A320neos and 24 A321neos). The aircraft will join TAP Portugal's fleet as part of its fleet renewal announced by the airline's new majority owner Atlantic Gateway.
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Sikorsky Aircraft and PZL Mielec promoting M28 to Africa - defenceWeb

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option%3Dcom_content%26view%3Darticle%26id%3D41483:sikorsky-aircraft-and-pzl-mielec-promoting-m28-to-africa%26catid%3D35:Aerospace%26Itemid%3D107

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Spain reveals plans for armed MQ-9

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/spain-reveals-plans-for-armed-mq-9-419317/

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CS100 completes functional and reliability testing

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/cs100-completes-functional-and-reliability-testing-419441/

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Quadcopter and Solar Powered aircraft challenges to inspire the next generation

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Airbus A320neo receives joint EASA and FAA Type Certification

http://www.airbus.com/no_cache/newsevents/news-events-single/detail/airbus-a320neo-receives-joint-easa-and-faa-type-certification/?utm_source=article&utm_medium=all_news&utm_campaign=RSS

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US Air Force's X-56A UAV crashes in California - Airforce Technology

http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-air-forces-x-56a-uav-crashes-in-california-4735622

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Embraer targets Canadian market for KC-390 tactical transport aircraft [feedly]

jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2015

Embraer targets Canadian market for KC-390 tactical transport aircraft
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsembraer-targets-canadian-market-for-kc-390-tactical-transport-aircraft-4730890

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Global Multirotor UAV Market 2015-2019 - PR Newswire (press release)

miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2015

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-multirotor-uav-market-2015-2019-300181089.html

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Airbus Helicopters to revive Romanian aircraft manufacturing

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-helicopters-to-revive-romanian-aircraft-manuf-419220/

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NBAA: Flexjet is first fleet customer for Aerion

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/nbaa-flexjet-is-first-fleet-customer-for-aerion-419231/

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Sikorsky Aircraft and PZL Mielec promoting M28 to Africa - defenceWeb

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Embraer Increases the Range of its Mid-Light Business Jet - Robb Report

http://robbreport.com/LuxuryNewswire/aviation/embraer-increases-range-its-mid-light-business-jet

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Embraer business jet CEO eyes new models to fill out product line - Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/business/embraer-business-jet-ceo-eyes-new-models-to-fill-out-product-line/articleshow/49827336.cms

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Japan And China Unveil Aircraft To Compete With Boeing, Airbus ... - Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stephenharner/2015/11/18/japan-and-china-unveil-aircraft-to-compete-with-boeing-airbus-bombardier-embraer/

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Embraer partners with DHL for global logistics - Corporate Jet Investor

http://corporatejetinvestor.com/articles/embraer-partners-with-dhl-for-global-logistics-231/

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Russia Sukhoi plans to triple jets output by 2020 on Mideast demand - Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/08/us-dubai-airshow-sukhoi-idUSKCN0SX0EC20151108

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Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airship Certification Plan for Commercial Transport Approved by the FAA

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2015/november/lockheed-martin-hybrid-airship-certification-plan-for-commercial-transport-approved-by-the-faa.html

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Lockheed Martin Introduces Next-Generation Radar Technology

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2015/november/151117-mst-lockheed-martin-introduces-next-generation-radar-technology.html

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easyJet orders an additional 36 A320 Family aircraft

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Aerion Launches Factory Site Selection Process

Las Vegas, NV, NBAA – November 16, 2015 Aerion CEO Doug Nichols
today announced plans for the manufacture of the AS2 supersonic business jet.
“Aerion has begun a formal search for a U.S. manufacturing location,” he said.
“We’re looking for a state-of-the art campus of more than 100 acres on a major
airport with a minimum 9,000-foot runway, and other special geophysical
requirements.” Among them will be a location within 200 nautical miles of a
supersonic flight test area, most likely one offshore.

Aerion will evaluate numerous factors including: airport suitability; road and rail
infrastructure; proximity to a deep-water port for shipped structures and
equipment; local aerospace workforce; state and local regulations; quality of life;
and regional educational institutions.

The company expects to announce the location of the assembly site in the first
half of 2016 upon formal launch of the AS2 program, and break ground in 2018.
First flight of the Aerion AS2 is planned for 2021 and certification by the FAA in
2023 with entry into service that year.

Airbus Group will provide major components and Aerion will conduct final
assembly. Both companies envision a long-term relationship for ongoing
technical support. Aerion will draw on expertise from Airbus Group for
establishing the new Aerion production facility.
“Aerion’s new American home will set the standard for 21st century aerospace
manufacturing,” said Nichols.

About Aerion Corporation
Aerion Corporation of Reno, Nevada, was formed in 2002 to introduce a new era
of practical and efficient supersonic flight. Over more than a decade, Aerion has
demonstrated advanced wing technology in conjunction with NASA and other
leading aeronautical institutions. This research includes breakthrough work in
the area of supersonic natural laminar flow, the key enabling technology behind
the company’s AS2 business jet. In 2014, Aerion entered into a collaboration
with Airbus Group to develop the Aerion AS2 Mach 1.5 supersonic jet.
Engineering is underway with first flight planned for 2021 and entry into service
in 2023. More information can be found at www.aerionsupersonic.com.

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Aerion (Supersonic Jet) and Airbus Announce New Agreement, Expanded Collaboration

More North American-based Airbus Group, Inc. resources made available to bring the supersonic AS2 to market

Las Vegas, NV, NBAA – November 16, 2015 With joint engineering efforts
accelerating on the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet program, Aerion and
Airbus Group, Inc. today announced a new agreement that will expand North
American-based Airbus Group, Inc. resources to the AS2 program. Support from
Airbus Group operations in North America will include engineering, procurement
and supply chain management, logistics planning, program management, and
government relations. These new resources will augment engineering support
from Airbus Defence and Space (AIRBUS D&S) in Spain.

“The collaboration between Aerion and Airbus Group has been extremely
beneficial and productive,” said Allan McArtor, Chairman and CEO of Airbus
Group, Inc. “The further we proceed along the development path with Aerion,
the greater our enthusiasm for this program and the deeper our commitment.
Under our new agreement, our two companies are working as one to bring
Aerion’s supersonic AS2 to the business jet market,” he added.

“This undertaking is completely in line with Airbus Group’s legacy of developing
innovations in flight,” said McArtor, “such as our current work on the Perlan
Mission II glider - the world’s first engineless aircraft designed to reach the edge
of space - which made its successful first flight recently, and the E-Fan
technology demonstrator - which this summer became the first fully electric,
twin-engine aircraft taking off under its own power to fly across the English
Channel.”

“Airbus Group has a long history of supporting innovation, and Aerion’s
innovative aerodynamic technology unquestionably offers long-term benefits
to the industry in terms of performance and efficiency,” said Doug Nichols,
Aerion CEO.

Engineering progress report
At the one-year anniversary of the Aerion/Airbus Group collaboration, the two
companies drew back the curtains on engineering efforts that have proceeded
quietly, but steadily, since the first joint engineering team meeting in 2014.
Airbus Defence and Space has made significant progress in the engineering of
airframe structures, the AS2’s digital (fly-by-wire) flight control system, its
integrated fuel system, and landing gear. Notable accomplishments include
preliminary designs for:

• A strong and light 10-spar carbon fiber wing structure;
• Fuselage and empennage structures;
• An innovative articulating main landing gear system that minimizes space
requirements in the fuselage when stowed/retracted;
• A fuel system that is integrated with the digital fly-by-wire system for
control of center of gravity;
• Flight control design that takes advantage of small, powerful actuators that
can be housed in the AS2’s thin flying surfaces;
• A fly-by-wire system based on Airbus Group’s long experience with digital
flight control technology.

To supplement the design process, AIRBUS D&S has built a sample titanium
wing leading-edge section for evaluation and is testing composite material
specimens to optimize material properties.

Aerion is the lead for other systems, such as avionics, electrical, environmental
control, hydraulics, and auxiliary power. In conjunction with AIRBUS D&S,
Aerion had made preliminary space allocations for every system with weight and
balance considerations in mind. Candidate suppliers have been identified and the
supplier selection process has begun.

September joint design review highlights engineering progress
This past September, senior engineering staff from Aerion, AIRBUS D&S, Airbus
Group, Inc., and other tier-one equipment suppliers gathered at Aerion
headquarters in Reno for a four-day technical and program review, covering
engineering accomplished to date on all structures and aircraft systems.
“The results of this comprehensive quarterly review were nothing short of
excellent,” said Ken McKenzie, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Corporate
Development at Airbus Group, Inc. “We see clear and achievable technical
solutions to the design of a supersonic jet, and a realistic roadmap for helping
Aerion proceed toward construction and flight.”

“The take-away from the design review and the effort this past year,” said
Aerion Senior Vice President for Aircraft Development Mike Hinderberger, “is
that we have moved out of the conceptual design phase into commercializing
Aerion technology.

We are doing the engineering work today that will allow us to build and fly a
supersonic jet at the turn of the next decade.”

Engine selection nearing
“We are targeting the first half of 2016 to select a propulsion system, which will
enable us to formally launch the program shortly thereafter,” reported Nichols.
Aerion is planning on a first flight of the AS2 in 2021 and entry into service
in 2023, following FAA certification. EASA certification would follow closely
thereafter.

Aerion has identified existing core engines suitable for adaptation to the needs
of supersonic flight. “We will proceed with an engine that allows us to meet our
performance goals with the minimum changes required,” said Nichols. “Aerion
is focused on an engine solution that meets Stage 4 noise standards while
preserving long-range supersonic performance. This is a significant challenge
with a low-bypass supersonic engine, but solutions are in sight with today’s
engine technology.”

Aerion will bring to market a supersonic jet that operates efficiently within
today’s regulatory environment, including rules regarding supersonic flight over
land. This takes advantage of the ability of the AS2 to operate efficiently just
below the speed of sound at Mach 0.95 to 0.98, and at speeds up to Mach 1.5 over
water and other areas where supersonic flight is permitted.

A win-win collaboration
In September 2014 Aerion and Airbus Group announced their technology
collaboration. That relationship was conceived as a two-way street, with Airbus
Group receiving exclusive access to Aerion high-speed technology as well as
Aerion proprietary software for analyzing high-speed airflow and for airframe
optimization. The collaboration brings a full spectrum of engineering disciplines
to design, build, and certify the AS2 business jet. This latest agreement will
expand that support beyond the engineering of the aircraft and into its
commercialization for the business jet community.

“This is Aerion’s jet and Aerion’s program, with substantial benefits accruing to
Airbus Group,” said McKenzie. “We gain new technology and tools, and through
our collaboration will be expanding engineering knowledge and refining
processes suchas digital manufacturing. The AS2 program will be an incubator for innovation in
design, engineering, and manufacturing.”

Airbus Group will provide major components and Aerion will conduct final
assembly in the U.S. Both companies envision a long-term relationship for
ongoing technical support.

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Sikorsky seeks to expand support footprint in Southeast Asia - IHS Jane's 360 [feedly]

martes, 17 de noviembre de 2015

IHS Jane's 360
Sikorsky seeks to expand support footprint in Southeast Asia
IHS Jane's 360
Helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky is looking to establish a second customer support centre in Southeast Asia, the company revealed during a media briefing in Singapore on 12 November. A Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, pictured with long-range fuel ...

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Antonov signs memos on promotions of products to Saudi Arabian market with Taqnia Aeronautics

Antonov signs memos on promotions of products to Saudi Arabian ... - Interfax
http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=es&usg=AFQjCNEN1UNmOg2qr53iWFhS-jJd7B9Qaw&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=8tBJVqD0N8KMhQHhhpKgBg&url=http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/economic/304210.html

Antonov State Enterprise and Taqnia Aeronautics on November 12, 2015 signed two memorandums of understanding at the Dubai Airshow 2015 to promote four An−148−100EM medical aircraft, four ISR (intelligence search and rescue) and two Jamming versions of the An−132 aircraft in the Saudi Arabian market.

"Cooperation with Saudi Arabia is very important for us. Our experience, which we are gaining together on fitting the AN−132 with Western engines and avionics, should be continued on other modern Antonov aircraft including the An−148, An−158 and An−178 aircraft," Antonov said in a press release, citing its head Mykhailo Hvozdev.

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Op-Ed: Identity, aviation security and the response to terrorism [feedly]

Op-Ed: Identity, aviation security and the response to terrorism
http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/11/17/op-ed-identity-aviation-security-and-the-response-to-terrorism/

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First KC-46 Pegasus Headed For Fuel Dock Testing [feedly]

First KC-46 Pegasus Headed For Fuel Dock Testing
http://aviationweek.com/defense/first-kc-46-pegasus-headed-fuel-dock-testing

Boeing officials are shifting their attention to a second round of fuel dock testing with the first KC-46 aerial refueler following successful initial airworthiness certification for the aircraft outfitted with its wing-mounted pods and centerline refueling boom.

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Piaggio Aerospace rolls out new multi-role turboprop [feedly]

Piaggio Aerospace rolls out new multi-role turboprop
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Piaggio_Aerospace_rolls_out_new_multi-role_turboprop_999.html

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UPI) Nov 16, 2015
Italy's Piaggio Aerospace has rolled out its prototype multi-role patrol aircraft being developed with Abu Dhabi Autonomous System Investments. The turboprop aircraft is an evolution of the company's P.180 Avanti, featuring increased wingspan, a larger horizontal tail, larger capacity fuel tanks and more powerful propulsion system. It is also equipped with SAAB's Albatros Mission

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S. Korea on alert for sign of N. Korea missile test [feedly]

S. Korea on alert for sign of N. Korea missile test
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/S_Korea_on_alert_for_sign_of_N_Korea_missile_test_999.html

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Ghostrider gunship scrapped after inverted flight scare [feedly]

Ghostrider gunship scrapped after inverted flight scare
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ghostrider-gunship-scrapped-after-inverted-flight-sc-419208/

The US Air Force had to scrap one of its brand-new Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider gunships following a training mishap earlier this year, the service has revealed.

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Boeing Business Jets Announces Four New BBJ MAX 8 Orders [feedly]

Boeing Business Jets Announces Four New BBJ MAX 8 Orders
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2015-11-16-Boeing-Business-Jets-Announces-Four-New-BBJ-MAX-8-Orders

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Airbus Corporate Jets expands support offering [feedly]

Airbus Corporate Jets expands support offering
http://www.airbus.com/no_cache/newsevents/news-events-single/detail/airbus-corporate-jets-expands-support-offering/?utm_source=article&utm_medium=All-news&utm_campaign=RSS

Broader service centre network extends customer care

17 November 2015 Press Release

Airbus is enhancing the way that it cares for corporate jet customers and operators around the world, by expanding the capabilities and reach of its service centre network.

The expanded network comprises companies that are owned or controlled by Airbus, as well as independent ones that it has approved. Its capabilities will include line and heavy maintenance, cabin-refurbishing, and cabin and system upgrades.

The Service Centre network currently comprises the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) in Toulouse, Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE) in Malaysia, and the first independent member, Comlux America in Indianapolis. It will grow to include others in the coming months.

The network includes the provision of turnkey services, enabling customers to benefit from Airbus quality and standards – as well as peace of mind. It complements Airbus' leadership in turnkey cabin-outfitting of large business jets, where it is unique in having extensive experience.

"We already deliver comprehensive support, as well as robust reliability, and this latest expansion goes a step further in caring for, and responding to, the particular needs of the business aviation community worldwide," says Benoit Defforge, Managing Director, Airbus Corporate Jets. 

Airbus corporate jet customers already have access to support and services tailored to their needs, such as single-point-of-contact access to the corporate jet customer care centre (C4you) team, dedicated customer support directors, training and customised maintenance programmes.

They also benefit from the technical advice, spares and training network that spans the globe, around the clock, in support of Airbus' more than 500 customers and operators.

More than 170 Airbus corporate jets are in service around the world, and they are flying on every continent, including Antarctica.

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Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine completes NATO’s Ample Strike exercise



Beechcraft Defense Company, LLC, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced its Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine light attack and reconnaissance aircraft successfully participated in its first North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exercise. The Wolverine recently completed Exercise Ample Strike, a multinational air-land-integration exercise hosted in the Czech Republic to train NATO Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) with live-flying exercises.

As part of Ample Strike, the Wolverine participated in seven operational missions that included 35 successful engagements of live adversary forces, complete with live firing, artillery, helicopter forward arming and refueling points, smoke and kinetic blanks.

“This was an important mission for the Beechcraft Wolverine: it was the first participation in a major day/night operational exercise, as well as the first overseas operational demonstration,” said Russ Bartlett, president, Beechcraft Defense Company. “The Wolverine was a crowd-pleaser both in the NATO exercise and the demonstration flights we conducted while in the region. This was a great opportunity to highlight the aircraft’s purpose-built capability, affordability, sustainability and interoperability for the most demanding of scenarios.”

About the AT-6 Wolverine

The Beechcraft Wolverine is a multi-role, multi-mission aircraft system designed to meet the spectrum of needs for the light attack mission. Leveraging a range of highly-specialized, but off-the-shelf capabilities, the Wolverine is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment such as Pratt and Whitney PT6A-68D engine, CMC Esterline’s mission modified Cockpit 4000, Lockheed Martin’s A-10C-based mission system and L-3 WESCAM’s MX-15Di sensor suite.

Image: Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine
Web page: Find AT-6 Wolverine information on our website at http://www.beechcraft.com/defense/at-6/default.aspx

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Cessna showcases new Citation Longitude at NBAA 2015; announces large cabin Citation Hemisphere

http://txtav.com/en/newsroom/2015/11/cessna-showcases-new-citation-longitude-at-nbaa-2015

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 16, 2015) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today debuted its new Cessna Citation Longitude business jet at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas. The company also announced it plans to enter the large business jet category with the clean sheet, 4,500-nautical mile Citation Hemisphere. The Longitude and Hemisphere will join the Citation Latitude to complete a new, large-cabin, three-aircraft Citation family.

“We’re thrilled to unveil the future of this larger Citation family. The debut of the Longitude has been highly anticipated among prospective customers, industry observers and our Textron Aviation team members,” said Scott Ernest, Textron Aviation president and CEO. “Driven by customer input, the Longitude combines the ideal mix of performance, cabin comfort and industry leading technology. And, along with the Citation’s proven design and dependability, the Longitude is designed to revolutionize the super-midsize segment.”

Citation Longitude offers class-leading comfort

Setting a new standard in the super-midsize category, the Citation Longitude is the company’s latest innovation as it continues to invest in its family of larger business jets. With seating for up to 12 passengers, including an optional crew jumpseat, the Citation Longitude features a stand-up, flat-floor cabin with a standard double-club configuration, allowing the most legroom in the super-midsize class. With fully berthable seats and a class-leading, in-flight accessible walk-in baggage compartment, the Longitude is designed specifically for maximum passenger comfort and offers the lowest cabin altitude in its category at 5,950 feet. State-of-the-art cabin technology allows passengers to manage their environment and entertainment from any mobile device, while standard Internet maximizes productivity in flight.

Citation Longitude optimized for superior performance

The clean-sheet design of the Citation Longitude integrates the latest technology throughout the aircraft, bringing customers the lowest ownership costs in this category. The Citation Longitude features the next evolution of the Garmin G5000 flight deck and is powered by FADEC-equipped Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines with fully integrated autothrottles. The aircraft offers a full fuel payload of 1,500 pounds, a maximum cruise speed of 476 knots and a four-passenger high-speed range of 3,400 nautical miles.

“We believe that this range and performance is what the market wants for typical missions in this class,” Ernest said. “No other business jet in this space matches the Longitude’s combination of range, payload, cruise speed, standard features and lower total ownership costs.”

The Longitude is on track for first flight in 2016 with anticipated entry into service in 2017.

One Citation leads to another

Continuing on the company’s path of product investment, the 4,500-nautical mile large cabin Citation Hemisphere will feature the widest cabin in its class. The first flight for the Hemisphere is expected in 2019.

“Over the last 20 years customers in this segment have seen little innovation or investment in new products as their business needs and mission requirements have continued to evolve,” said Ernest. “The Citation Hemisphere is designed to transform this segment, offering customers the latest technology available and the widest cabin in its class.”

The company is actively seeking customer feedback on the Hemisphere and has an interactive cabin concept on display at NBAA this week.

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MetroJet A321 downed by bomb: Russian security chief [feedly]


http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/metrojet-a321-downed-by-bomb-russian-security-chief-419201/

Explosives brought down the Russian-operated Airbus A321 over the Sinai, Russia s federal security service chief has told president Vladimir Putin.

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Volta Flyer is made to teach kids about solar-powered flight [feedly]

Volta Flyer is made to teach kids about solar-powered flight
http://www.gizmag.com/volta-flyer-solar-powered-toy-airplane/40434/

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World nations reach landmark deal on using satellites to track flights [feedly]

lunes, 16 de noviembre de 2015

World nations reach landmark deal on using satellites to track flights
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/World_nations_reach_landmark_deal_on_using_satellites_to_track_flights_999.html




Geneva (AFP) Nov 11, 2015
World nations struck a landmark deal Wednesday on using satellites to track flights, which could prove key to preventing a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370 in March 2014. Countries reached an accord at a conference hosted by the UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that aimed to improve on the current civilian flight-tracking system which relies on ground-ba

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Obama, Putin find common ground on Syria after Paris attacks [feedly]

Obama, Putin find common ground on Syria after Paris attacks
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Obama_Putin_find_common_ground_on_Syria_after_Paris_attacks_999.html

Antalya, Turkey (AFP) Nov 15, 2015
US President Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin of Russia agreed Sunday on a UN role to end the bloodshed in Syria, as the Paris attacks jolted leaders into seeking a united front against Islamic State jihadists. Putting aside important differences, Obama and Putin met over a coffee table on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Turkey after the Paris bombing and shooting assaults, which k

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Dubai wants to give its firefighters jetpacks

domingo, 15 de noviembre de 2015

Dubai is planning to equip firefighters with jetpacks, according to reports. But is this a good idea, or, indeed, safe? For a long time, jetpacks have been regarded as the most futuristic personal mode of transport imaginable. Even James Bond has had one. But in recent years there has been increa...

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Airbus Helicopters flight tests kerosene-fueled lightweight V8 piston engine [feedly]

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Most piston-driven helicopters use aviation-grade gasoline or avgas, but as part of the European Clean Sky initiative, Airbus Helicopters has begun flight testing of a new high-compression engine that burns widely-available kerosene aviation fuel. Installed in an H120 demonstrator aircraft, the advanced lightweight V8 piston engine promises to be a more efficient, cleaner alternative to turbine powerplants in high-performance rotorcraft.

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Dubai Airshow - Day 4 and Summary

http://www.aerosociety.com/News/Insight-Blog/3816/Dubai-Airshow-Day-4-and-Summary

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Airbus vs. Boeing, comparison of market forecasts (2015)

http://theblogbyjavier.com/2015/11/13/airbus-vs-boeing-comparison-of-market-forecasts-2015

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Spain's Aernnova working with STJ Advisors on $1.5 billion IPO: sources | Reuters

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0T11UA20151112

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TAP Portugal orders 14 A330-900neo and 39 A320neo Family aircraft

http://www.airbus.com/no_cache/newsevents/news-events-single/detail/tap-portugal-orders-14-a330-900neo-and-39-a320neo-family-aircraft/?utm_source=article&utm_medium=all_news&utm_campaign=RSS

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Software regulation challenges UCAV proliferation control

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/software-regulation-challenges-ucav-proliferation-co-419071/

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Northrop wins $151.3M contract for 2D Hawkeye UAV for Japan - Washington Technology

https://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2015/11/13/northrop-navy-contract.aspx

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Northrop Grumman to halt work on long-range bomber amid protest - Seeking Alpha

http://seekingalpha.com/news/2925186-reuters-northrop-grumman-to-halt-work-on-long-range-bomber-amid-protest

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Pressure on Aeroflot to buy Sukhoi jets - The Straits Times

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/pressure-on-aeroflot-to-buy-sukhoi-jets

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FAA Tests System To Let Drones Sense And Avoid Obstacles | Popular Science

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An F-16 launched a JSM (long-range strike missile for the F-35) for the first time over Utah last week [feedly]

viernes, 13 de noviembre de 2015

An F-16 launched a JSM (long-range strike missile for the F-35) for the first time over Utah last week
http://theaviationist.com/2015/11/11/f-16-launched-jsm-for-first-time/

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Aviation has 'no hope' of carbon-neutral growth: study [feedly]

Aviation has 'no hope' of carbon-neutral growth: study
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aviation-has-no-hope-of-carbon-neutral-growth-stu-418979/

Oil demand for aviation is set to grow faster than for any other sector through 2040, leaving no hope for the industry to achieve its goal of carbon-neutral growth after 2020 without offsets from other sectors, the International Energy Agency has warned

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Hypersonic missile developments raise regulatory concerns [feedly]


http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hypersonic-missile-developments-raise-regulatory-con-418984/

The development of hypersonic missile-delivery systems by China, Russia and the USA has raised concerns as to what warhead the high-speed, long-range delivery system would use, plus how regulations surrounding their use would manifest.

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Russia Agrees to Upgrade Iran’s Mi-17s | Italy Expands Finmecannica/Fincantieri Order to $5.8B | Ultra-thin Chinese Composite Absorbs Microwaves [feedly]

Russia Agrees to Upgrade Iran's Mi-17s | Italy Expands Finmecannica/Fincantieri Order to $5.8B | Ultra-thin Chinese Composite Absorbs Microwaves
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/november-13-031641/

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Eurofighter Typhoon receives capability enhancements [feedly]

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Prandtl-D NASA Subscale Glider Makes First Flight [feedly]

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P&WC Focuses On New Engines, Applications, Enhanced Operating Metrics [feedly]

P&WC Focuses On New Engines, Applications, Enhanced Operating Metrics
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Jet Airways Orders 150 LEAP-1B Engines For 737 Airplanes [feedly]

Jet Airways Orders 150 LEAP-1B Engines For 737 Airplanes
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Dubai firefighters to tackle high-rise fires with Jetpacks [feedly]

Dubai firefighters to tackle high-rise fires with Jetpacks
http://www.gizmag.com/martin-jetpack-dubai-firefighters/40368/

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SpaceX completes development testing of SuperDraco engines [feedly]

SpaceX completes development testing of SuperDraco engines
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Cobalt Unveils New Five-Seat Pusher

jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2015


http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Cobalt-Unveils-New-Five-Seat-Pusher-225185-1.html

Cobalt, a small aviation company based in California, today introduced its Valkyrie, a five-seat pusher with a canard, a wide bubble canopy, winglets, and a twin canted tail. The company has planned a launch party for tonight in San Francisco, where it will roll out the latest version of the design. Cobalt brought an earlier version of the airplane to EAA AirVenture in 2010, which attracted a lot of interest, CEO and chief designer David Loury told AVweb. Since then the company has kept a low profile and focused on the engineering. The airplane will be offered first in an Experimental version, at $595,000, Loury said, while the company works toward FAA certification.

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easyJet launches new initiative to increase recruitment of female pilots

easyJet aims to double the proportion of new entrant pilots who are female over two years‎ in the first phase of a long term strategy to increase the proportion of female pilots at the airline.

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today (14 October) launched a new initiative to increase the proportion of new entrant easyJet pilots who are female.

This is part of a new strategy to encourage the development of female pilots at all ranks and positions and will widen the pipeline of women who enter our pilot community.

Just over 5% of easyJet's 2,500 pilots are female - in line with the industry as a whole. Currently women make up 6% of easyJet’s new pilot intake. The airline plans to double the proportion of female new entrants to 12% over two years. This is the first phase of its long term strategy to increase the proportion of female pilots at the airline.

As part of the programme easyJet will promote the career of a pilot to young women in a number of ways including:?

•    Highlight the opportunities of pilot careers to female audiences such as school groups and other youth organisations - building on the work easyJet already does in mentoring young women.

•    Work in partnership with organisations which promote female take-up of STEM (science, engineering, technology and maths) subjects.

•    Work with easyJet’s pilot training providers to attract more women to apply for the easyJet cadet programme?.

•    Offer ten places for women each year on the easyJet pilot training programme with the around £100,000 training loan underwritten by easyJet

easyJet has also committed to provide additional support to develop and retain female pilots, so that more of them can go on to achieve captaincy and pilot management roles.

To achieve this easyJet will run a series of activities including:

•    Introduce enhanced mentoring for female pilots (in addition to current mentoring for all pilots).

•    Introduce training loan underwriting for A320 type ratings for female pilots entering from other airlines.

•    Develop female captains to help them take on leadership roles such as training and base management roles.

Brian Tyrrell, head of flight operations at easyJet commented:

“At easyJet we value diversity and we believe that having a workforce which better reflects our customers will help support our future success.

“We have made sustained progress in our senior management and M&A (management and administration) communities in recent years but we recognise that the proportion of our pilots who are female is too low, as it is across the industry as a whole.

“A career as a pilot is interesting and rewarding and we want more women to bring their skills to the role.

“Our initial focus will be to increase the pipeline of female pilots, including by talking to young women who may not have considered it as a career.

“This is a long term strategy, which we hope will eventually lead to easyJet recruiting, retaining and developing many more female pilots.”

Pauline Vahey, chair of the British Women Pilots Association commented:

“The British Women Pilots' Association (BWPA) is delighted to partner with easyJet in this ground-breaking initiative.  It aligns perfectly with the first aim of the BWPA to actively promote and encourage women into flying careers in the aviation industry.

“This initiative demonstrates that easyJet is a pioneer in the industry, not unlike the early women pioneers in aviation who founded the BWPA sixty years ago this year.

“We believe it will not only benefit easyJet and the women who participate but also the industry in general.”
- See more at: http://mediacentre.easyjet.com/stories/9507#sthash.q4LAOIeU.dpuf


easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today (14 October) launched a new initiative to increase the proportion of new entrant easyJet pilots who are female.
This is part of a new strategy to encourage the development of female pilots at all ranks and positions and will widen the pipeline of women who enter our pilot community.
Just over 5% of easyJet's 2,500 pilots are female - in line with the industry as a whole. Currently women make up 6% of easyJet’s new pilot intake. The airline plans to double the proportion of female new entrants to 12% over two years. This is the first phase of its long term strategy to increase the proportion of female pilots at the airline.
As part of the programme easyJet will promote the career of a pilot to young women in a number of ways including:‎
Highlight the opportunities of pilot careers to female audiences such as school groups and other youth organisations - building on the work easyJet already does in mentoring young women.
Work in partnership with organisations which promote female take-up of STEM (science, engineering, technology and maths) subjects.
Work with easyJet’s pilot training providers to attract more women to apply for the easyJet cadet programme‎.
Offer ten places for women each year on the easyJet pilot training programme with the around £100,000 training loan underwritten by easyJet
easyJet has also committed to provide additional support to develop and retain female pilots, so that more of them can go on to achieve captaincy and pilot management roles.
To achieve this easyJet will run a series of activities including:
Introduce enhanced mentoring for female pilots (in addition to current mentoring for all pilots).
Introduce training loan underwriting for A320 type ratings for female pilots entering from other airlines.
Develop female captains to help them take on leadership roles such as training and base management roles.
Brian Tyrrell, head of flight operations at easyJet commented:
“At easyJet we value diversity and we believe that having a workforce which better reflects our customers will help support our future success.
“We have made sustained progress in our senior management and M&A (management and administration) communities in recent years but we recognise that the proportion of our pilots who are female is too low, as it is across the industry as a whole.
“A career as a pilot is interesting and rewarding and we want more women to bring their skills to the role.
“Our initial focus will be to increase the pipeline of female pilots, including by talking to young women who may not have considered it as a career.
“This is a long term strategy, which we hope will eventually lead to easyJet recruiting, retaining and developing many more female pilots.”
Pauline Vahey, chair of the British Women Pilots Association commented:
“The British Women Pilots' Association (BWPA) is delighted to partner with easyJet in this ground-breaking initiative.  It aligns perfectly with the first aim of the BWPA to actively promote and encourage women into flying careers in the aviation industry.
“This initiative demonstrates that easyJet is a pioneer in the industry, not unlike the early women pioneers in aviation who founded the BWPA sixty years ago this year.
“We believe it will not only benefit easyJet and the women who participate but also the industry in general.”
- See more at: http://mediacentre.easyjet.com/stories/9507#sthash.q4LAOIeU.dpuf
easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today (14 October) launched a new initiative to increase the proportion of new entrant easyJet pilots who are female.
This is part of a new strategy to encourage the development of female pilots at all ranks and positions and will widen the pipeline of women who enter our pilot community.
Just over 5% of easyJet's 2,500 pilots are female - in line with the industry as a whole. Currently women make up 6% of easyJet’s new pilot intake. The airline plans to double the proportion of female new entrants to 12% over two years. This is the first phase of its long term strategy to increase the proportion of female pilots at the airline.
As part of the programme easyJet will promote the career of a pilot to young women in a number of ways including:‎
Highlight the opportunities of pilot careers to female audiences such as school groups and other youth organisations - building on the work easyJet already does in mentoring young women.
Work in partnership with organisations which promote female take-up of STEM (science, engineering, technology and maths) subjects.
Work with easyJet’s pilot training providers to attract more women to apply for the easyJet cadet programme‎.
Offer ten places for women each year on the easyJet pilot training programme with the around £100,000 training loan underwritten by easyJet
easyJet has also committed to provide additional support to develop and retain female pilots, so that more of them can go on to achieve captaincy and pilot management roles.
To achieve this easyJet will run a series of activities including:
Introduce enhanced mentoring for female pilots (in addition to current mentoring for all pilots).
Introduce training loan underwriting for A320 type ratings for female pilots entering from other airlines.
Develop female captains to help them take on leadership roles such as training and base management roles.
Brian Tyrrell, head of flight operations at easyJet commented:
“At easyJet we value diversity and we believe that having a workforce which better reflects our customers will help support our future success.
“We have made sustained progress in our senior management and M&A (management and administration) communities in recent years but we recognise that the proportion of our pilots who are female is too low, as it is across the industry as a whole.
“A career as a pilot is interesting and rewarding and we want more women to bring their skills to the role.
“Our initial focus will be to increase the pipeline of female pilots, including by talking to young women who may not have considered it as a career.
“This is a long term strategy, which we hope will eventually lead to easyJet recruiting, retaining and developing many more female pilots.”
Pauline Vahey, chair of the British Women Pilots Association commented:
“The British Women Pilots' Association (BWPA) is delighted to partner with easyJet in this ground-breaking initiative.  It aligns perfectly with the first aim of the BWPA to actively promote and encourage women into flying careers in the aviation industry.
“This initiative demonstrates that easyJet is a pioneer in the industry, not unlike the early women pioneers in aviation who founded the BWPA sixty years ago this year.
“We believe it will not only benefit easyJet and the women who participate but also the industry in general.”
- See more at: http://mediacentre.easyjet.com/stories/9507#sthash.q4LAOIeU.dpuf
easyJet aims to double the proportion of new entrant pilots who are female over two years‎ in the first phase of a long term strategy to increase the proportion of female pilots at the airline. - See more at: http://mediacentre.easyjet.com/stories/9507#sthash.q4LAOIeU.dpuf
easyJet aims to double the proportion of new entrant pilots who are female over two years‎ in the first phase of a long term strategy to increase the proportion of female pilots at the airline. - See more at: http://mediacentre.easyjet.com/stories/9507#sthash.q4LAOIeU.dpuf
easyJet aims to double the proportion of new entrant pilots who are female over two years‎ in the first phase of a long term strategy to increase the proportion of female pilots at the airline. - See more at: http://mediacentre.easyjet.com/stories/9507#sthash.q4LAOIeU.dpuf

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SubSonex Jet Makes Gear-Up Landing At Durango [feedly]

miércoles, 11 de noviembre de 2015

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SubSonex Jet Makes Gear-Up Landing At Durango
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Similar Incident Occurred At Oshkosh A Few Days Earlier A SubSonex jet made a gear-up landing at Durango-La Plata County Airport in Durango, CO October 29th resulting in damage to the aircraft and forcing airport officials to close a runway while the airplane was cleared.
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Dubai Airshow - Day 3

http://www.aerosociety.com/News/Insight-Blog/3815/Dubai-Airshow-Day-3

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MIT students build a drone that doesn't crash into things so easy

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Commercial Spaceflight Gets A Boost With Latest Congressional Moves

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Airbus Helicopters begins flight testing high-compression engine demonstrator

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Bombardier snatches Airbus executive for marketing role

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To Prevent Wildfires, This UAV Drops Fire Bombs | Digital Trends

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MRJ Completes First Flight

https://youtu.be/W5PPW2IUTrI



Nagoya, November 11, 2015 –
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) today conducted the first flight of the first flight test aircraft for the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), their next-generation regional jet.

The MRJ took off from Nagoya Airport and confirmed its basic characteristics and functionality in ascent, descent and turning in airspace off the Pacific coast during its 1.5-hour first flight.

“The MRJ successfully took to the sky today thanks to ongoing cooperation and support from all members involved,” said Hiromichi Morimoto, President, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. “We will make our utmost efforts towards type certificate acquisition, committing all our resources to develop and produce the finest regional jet aircraft to enter commercial service in 2017.”

“Operational performance of the MRJ was far better than expected. We had a significantly comfortable flight,” said Pilot Yasumura, who served as captain.

Mitsubishi Aircraft and MHI will continue to conduct flight tests for the first delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2017. The flight tests in the US are scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2016, from the MRJ base at Grant County International Airport at Moses Lake in Washington State.

Going forward, Mitsubishi Aircraft and MHI continue to devote their collective resources towards the successful completion of the MRJ project.

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DUBAI: India's Jet emerges as customer for up to 75 Max 8s [feedly]

martes, 10 de noviembre de 2015

DUBAI: India's Jet emerges as customer for up to 75 Max 8s
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dubai-indias-jet-emerges-as-customer-for-up-to-75-418824/

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Flying high in Dubai: Airbus highlights its widebody leadership [feedly]

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IAG converts four A330s and 15 A320neo aircraft into firm orders [feedly]

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Vietjet to expand its fleet with order for 30 additional A321s [feedly]

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World's first jet-powered 3D printed UAV debuts at Dubai Airshow ... - 3ders.org (blog) [feedly]

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Zephyr ‘Pseudo Satellite’ Tested Dubai’s Airspace

http://aviationweek.com/dubai-air-show-2015/zephyr-pseudo-satellite-tested-dubai-s-airspace

The UAS flown was unusual in a number of regards. The Zephyr 7, built in Farnborough, England, by Airbus Defense & Space, is a very lightweight (~50kg) aircraft designed to fly above other air traffic for extended periods. The company has designated the platform a HAPS—high-altitude pseudo-satellite—and is marketing it as a capability that combines elements of UAS and satellite operations.

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Dubai Airshow 2015 - Day 2 [feedly]

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Leahy: Airbus A380neo Is 'Inevitable,' A350 Stretch Decision Nearing [feedly]

Leahy: Airbus A380neo Is 'Inevitable,' A350 Stretch Decision Nearing
http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/leahy-airbus-a380neo-inevitable-a350-stretch-decision-nearing

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DUBAI: Aerion continues search for US assembly site [feedly]

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Jet Aviation completes and delivers ACJ320 for European head of state [feedly]

Jet Aviation completes and delivers ACJ320 for European head of state
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/jet-aviation-completes-and-delivers-acj320-for-europ-418928/

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UAE Orders AEW Aircraft from Saab in $1.27B Deal | South Africa’s Denel to Produce N35 Mine-Resist Vehicles |Eurofighter Typhoon Tests Storm Shadow Cruise Missile [feedly]

UAE Orders AEW Aircraft from Saab in $1.27B Deal | South Africa's Denel to Produce N35 Mine-Resist Vehicles |Eurofighter Typhoon Tests Storm Shadow Cruise Missile
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/november-10-031597/

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Evidence of acidic fog discovered on Mars [feedly]

Evidence of acidic fog discovered on Mars
http://www.gizmag.com/acidic-fog-vog-mars/40264/

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New algorithm allows autonomous drone to zip through trees at 30 mph [feedly]

New algorithm allows autonomous drone to zip through trees at 30 mph
http://www.gizmag.com/algorithm-autonomous-drone-trees/40302/

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