A330 MRTT - KC46A : two multi-role tankers face to face - aeronewstv [feedly]

martes, 27 de enero de 2015

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A330 MRTT - KC46A : two multi-role tankers face to face - aeronewstv
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A330 MRTT - KC46A : two multi-role tankers face to face
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The first, and in service since 2011, is European, built by the Airbus Group, the A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport). The second is American, the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus, at present under development, and expected by the US Air Force in the summer ...

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Drone Too Small for Radar Crashes on White House Lawn - NDTV [feedly]

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Drone Too Small for Radar Crashes on White House Lawn - NDTV
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Drone Too Small for Radar Crashes on White House Lawn
NDTV
Washington: A White House radar system designed to detect flying objects like planes, missiles and large drones failed to pick up a small drone that crashed into a tree on the South Lawn early Monday morning, according to law enforcement officials ...
White House Drone Crash Said to Be 'Recreational'
Drone Crash Lands at White House
Did the White House Use Drone Killing Technology?

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IAG reveals first details of its Aer Lingus plan [feedly]

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IAG reveals first details of its Aer Lingus plan
// Revista de prensa aeronáutica: Feed de feeds de Revistas Aeronáuticas | recopiladas por www.noticias-aero.info

Aer Lingus would keep its brand and rejoin oneworld if International Airlines Group (IAG) succeeds in acquiring the Irish carrier.

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Dutch and Chinese governments sign aviation agreement - DutchNews.nl [feedly]

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Dutch and Chinese governments sign aviation agreement - DutchNews.nl
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DutchNews.nl

Dutch and Chinese governments sign aviation agreement
DutchNews.nl
Not only are Chinese airlines aiming to increase their fleet by 2,000 aircraft in the next 20 years, they are also developing their own aircraft, the Comac C919. They are also developing their know-how in space travel at a fast pace, Nos says. The ...

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US Interior Department, Australia eye unmanned helicopters to fight fires [feedly]

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US Interior Department, Australia eye unmanned helicopters to fight fires
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​The US Department of the Interior has announced it will investigate the utility of optionally manned helicopters for forest firefighting, a concept that already is gaining traction across the Pacific Ocean in Australia.
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NASA developing robotic helicopter scout for Mars rovers

http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/84165980/0/gizmag~NASA-developing-robotic-helicopter-scout-for-Mars-rovers/

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FAA Grants Two More UAS Exemptions

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=987ea9ab-cec9-4a8d-b612-385d6645c3f5

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Are the Polish F-16s combat-worthy?

http://theaviationist.com/2015/01/27/polish-f-16-combat-ready/

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The board of Aer Lingus will recommend its shareholders accept a takeover deal from International Airlines Group, the company said today.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/aer-lingus-board-backs-takeover-bid-659699.html#.VMdLkharAck.twitter

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An UAV that can walk

The issue of how to use one robot in multiple terrains is an ongoing question in robotics research. In a paper published in Bioinspiration and Biomimetics a team from LIS, EPFL and NCCR Robotics propose a new kind of flying robot that can also walk. Called the DALER (Deployable Air-Land Exploration Robot), the robot uses adaptive morphology inspired by the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus, meaning that the wings have been actuated using a foldable skeleton mechanism covered with a soft fabric such that they can be used both as wings and as legs (whegs). Full Text: http://actu.epfl.ch/news/a-flying-robot-that-can-walk-4/

Also in Gizmag http://www.gizmag.com/bat-inspired-drone-flies-walks/35744/

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Bulgaria May Go Polish Route to MiG Modernization

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/bulgaria-may-go-polish-route-to-mig-modernization-029404/

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European Investment Bank supports Airbus Group's innovation programmes



Press Release date: 23 January 2015
 Reference: 2015-017-EN

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Airbus Group have announced the signature of a € 500 million finance contract in support of Airbus Group's innovation and R&D programmes in Europe, of which € 400 million will go to research, development and innovation (RDI) activities in France.

This new agreement brings total EIB support for Airbus Group since 2011 to € 1.3 billion.

This project aims to promote the development of innovative products in order to reduce the aviation industry's environmental impact, particularly in terms of the energy efficiency of aircraft. It will serve to offer effective solutions that will directly impact aeronautical design and production, in particular by improving aircraft aerodynamics and optimising passenger comfort and safety.

Welcoming the signing of the loan, EIB Vice-President Philippe de Fontaine Vive said: "This loan is of symbolic importance, demonstrating our priority commitment to innovation
in Europe. The development of increasingly innovative technologies is crucial for the economy and for competitiveness. It will also generate jobs for young people."

Airbus Group Chief Financial Officer Harald Wilhelm said the new agreement underlines the company's strong focus on innovation and research: "We highly appreciate this latest commitment from the EIB, which is one of Airbus Group's key financing partners. Both the EIB and Airbus Group share a common goal when it comes to increasing innovation and improving efficiency in the European aerospace industry."

This is one of the EIB's large-scale loans for financing innovation in Europe. This sector is one of the key priorities of the European Union's bank, which in 2014 alone provided nearly € 2 billion in support of projects of excellence in France.

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