[Photo] U.S. Air Force C-17 caught fire at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base [feedly]

miércoles, 21 de enero de 2015

[Photo] U.S. Air Force C-17 caught fire at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
http://theaviationist.com/2015/01/21/c-17-caught-fire/

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Lasers help create water-repelling, light-absorbing, self-cleaning metals [feedly]

Lasers help create water-repelling, light-absorbing, self-cleaning metals
http://www.gizmag.com/water-repelling-metals/35701/

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Orion Aerial Working To Revive P-3 Firefighting Fleet [feedly]

Orion Aerial Working To Revive P-3 Firefighting Fleet
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China Denies Stealing F-35 Secrets [feedly]

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Indra wins contract to develop new radar for Eurofighter Typhoon [feedly]

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Northrop Developing 6th Gen Fighter Plans - DefenseNews.com [feedly]

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Boeing Modernizes B-52 Bomber Weapons Bay Launcher [feedly]

Boeing Modernizes B-52 Bomber Weapons Bay Launcher
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Diamond's turbine-powered DA50 takes to the skies [feedly]

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Embraer sees E2 as positioned to meet Asian passenger needs - Runway Girl Network [feedly]

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Realistic simulation training to enhance safety and capabilities of helicopter search and rescue missions

Realistic simulation training to enhance safety and capabilities of  helicopter search and rescue missions

Singapore-based AS365 Dauphin simulator is the only such training device equipped with the CMA9000 system

Singapore, 21 January 2015 – The AS365 Dauphin rotorcraft full-flight simulator at Airbus

Helicopters' Singapore-based training center has been upgraded to provide highly realistic

training in both day and night search and rescue (SAR) operations, offering pilots the unique

capability to safely practice these demanding life-saving missions.

The upgrade was made by Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia at its Seletar Aerospace Park facility,

incorporating a CMA9000 flight management system into the AS365 motion-based flight simulator,

and updating its APM 2010 4-axis autopilot with the SAR mode. It is the interface between these

two avionics units that enhances the SAR operations training.

This will enable flight crews to experience the operational environment during SAR missions while

using all capabilities of the CMA9000 system and APM 2010 autopilot – including flying with

precision navigation guidance, performing search patterns and hovering, as well as scenarios for

deploying rescue dinghies, flares and smoke markers.

The CMA9000 is a highly capable flight management system used on helicopters operated by

many emergency services providers, law enforcement organizations and government agencies.

The APM 2010 is a digital dual-duplex autopilot that reduces pilot workload for increased mission

effectiveness and enhanced situational awareness – while providing unique automatic hover

stability with very high precision.

"Airbus Helicopters' firm commitment to flight safety is underscored by our upgrade of the flight

simulator, which becomes the only system of its type in the world with this SAR mission training

capability," said Derek Sharples, the Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia.

"Operators who fly Dauphin family rotorcraft, in particular the AS365 N3/N3+ civil version and the

Panther AS565 MBe military variant, will benefit greatly from this training to handle SAR, which is

one of the most challenging missions."

Sharples added that pilots qualified on other aircraft that are equipped with the same systems also

could utilize the simulator as a training device for system knowledge and familiarity.

Search and rescue training with the newly enhanced full flight simulator at Airbus Helicopters

Southeast Asia will begin in March, with the Royal Thai Police as the inaugural customer. This law

enforcement agency currently operates one AS365 N3+ Dauphin configured for SAR missions with

the CMA9000 flight management system, as well as an electrical hoist, rappelling installation,

cargo sling and search lights. A second similarly-equipped AS365 N3+ will be delivered to the

Royal Thai Police later this year.

Airbus Helicopters Press Office

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Press Release

The AS365 Dauphin full-flight simulator at Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia began operation in

April 2012, and to date has been used for the training of more than 300 pilots from over 20

countries.

About Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia

Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia (AHSA) is the regional headquarters of Airbus

Helicopters, the world's leading helicopter manufacturer. Established in 1977 in Singapore,

AHSA is the training and technical hub, and handles sales and customer support activities of

15 territories in total. In 2013, AHSA achieved a turnover of 112 million euros. With a staff-
strength of more than 220 professionals, the company has developed a successful

commercial network of Singapore-based sales team and regional sales managers and

technical representatives, servicing and maintaining more than 300 helicopters in the region.

Website: www.airbushelicopters.com.sg

About Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a division of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in

aerospace and defense related services. Airbus Helicopters is the world's No. 1 helicopter

manufacturer and employs more than 23,000 people worldwide. With 46 percent market

share in civil and parapublic sectors, the company's fleet in service includes some 12,000

helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in approximately 150 countries. Airbus

Helicopters' international presence is marked by its customer centers and participations in 21

countries, and its worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and

certified agents. Airbus Helicopters' range of civil and military helicopters is the world's

largest; its aircraft account for one third of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. The

company's chief priority is to ensure the safe operation of its aircraft for the thousands of

people who fly more than 3 million hours per year.

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Airbus Defence and Space sells Electronics production facility in Oostkamp/Belgium

Airbus Defence and Space continues divestment of non-core activities

Airbus Defence and Space has concluded an agreement with the company Parter Capital Group AG which is acquiring Airbus Defence and Space's electronics production facility in Oostkamp, Belgium. Thereby, Airbus Defence and Space continues its strategy of strengthening its core business and divesting non-core activities. Both sides agreed not to disclose the value of the transaction.

By this strategic move, Airbus Defence and Space will consolidate its electronics production capabilities and develop further synergies. Under the agreement, the site will continue to deliver high-quality electronics parts to Airbus Defence and Space. Among the products are major Airbus products like primary- and secondary radar components, power amplifiers and transponders which will enable Parter Capital Group AG to diversify its activities by entering into defence-related business. It also enables Airbus Defence and Space to satisfy long lasting delivery commitments for highly complex defence related products. The Airbus Defence and Space plant in Belgium currently employs a workforce of about 150 employees.

Parter Capital Group AG is a swiss-based private equity firm acquiring science and technology driven companies since 15 years.

About Airbus Defence and Space
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe's number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 38,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

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European Air Transport Fleet enters 'second phase' - IHS Jane's 360 [feedly]

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European Air Transport Fleet enters 'second phase' - IHS Jane's 360
// A330 mrtt: Google Noticias

IHS Jane's 360

European Air Transport Fleet enters 'second phase'
IHS Jane's 360
... regulations, tactics, techniques and procedures, while developing user groups around airlift platforms such as the Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A400M Atlas, Airbus DS A330 MultiRole Tanker Transport (MRTT), Airbus DS C295, and Embraer KC-390.

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Ryanair: from 17 clicks to 5, we are changing | Leeham News and Comment

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Hellfire Meets Predator - Air & Space Magazine [feedly]

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Hellfire Meets Predator - Air & Space Magazine
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Hellfire Meets Predator
Air & Space Magazine
On May 1, 2000, when Jumper, chief of Air Combat Command, announced his intent to arm the 27-foot-long reconnaissance drone, using the unarmed version to look for Osama bin Laden was still no more than an idea the National Security Council's Richard ...

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Sukhoi Superjet 100 Delivered to a New Operator - Red Wings - BAVIATION Business Aviation News [feedly]

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Sukhoi Superjet 100 Delivered to a New Operator - Red Wings - BAVIATION Business Aviation News
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Sukhoi Superjet 100 Delivered to a New Operator - Red Wings
BAVIATION Business Aviation News
On January 19th, 2014 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft joined the fleet of the Russian airline - Red Wings. The airliner with a tail number RA-89021 was ferried from the Delivery Center of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company to Domodedovo International Airport ...
Aeroflot and SCA sign agreement for additional 20 SSJ-100s

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Embraer Hurt by Delayed Payments Despite Solid '14 Backlog ... - Nasdaq [feedly]

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Embraer Hurt by Delayed Payments Despite Solid '14 Backlog ... - Nasdaq
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Embraer Hurt by Delayed Payments Despite Solid '14 Backlog ...
Nasdaq
With the demand for commercial airplanes expected to shoot up soon, Embraer continues to focus on technological innovation to enhance the quality of its products. Innovations are an integral part of the company's activities. In fact, about 34% of the ...

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Antonov meets with NATO official - IHS Jane's 360 [feedly]

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Antonov meets with NATO official - IHS Jane's 360
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Antonov meets with NATO official
IHS Jane's 360
Ukrainian aircraft maker Antonov recently met with a senior NATO official as the company looks to push for more opportunities with Western countries, the firm announced on 16 January. Patrick Auroy, deputy secretary general of NATO, met with senior ...

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Crashed AirAsia A320 undertook rapid climb: minister [feedly]

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Crashed AirAsia A320 undertook rapid climb: minister
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Indonesia's parliament has been told that the Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 which crashed into the Java Sea last month climbed rapidly before its fatal descent.
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Solar Impulse unveils Si2's round-the-world solar flight route [feedly]

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Solar Impulse unveils Si2's round-the-world solar flight route
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Solar Impulse today revealed details of the global route for its second-generation solar-powered aircraft Si2, which is set to embark on the world's first ever official round-the-world solar flight by early March.
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TBM 900 sales boost Daher-Socata annual performance [feedly]

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TBM 900 sales boost Daher-Socata annual performance
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​Daher-Socata says the introduction of its TBM 900 last year, coupled with the decline in the TBM used aircraft inventory, resulted its strongest annual performance since the market peak of 2008
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