ARKIA goes long-haul and commits to Airbus A330-900neo [feedly]

jueves, 19 de febrero de 2015

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ARKIA goes long-haul and commits to Airbus A330-900neo
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Airbus makes further inroads in Israel with its first widebody aircraft deal.


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Airbus A350 XWB makes its début at Madrid-Barajas airport [feedly]

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Airbus A350 XWB makes its début at Madrid-Barajas airport
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Outstanding efficiency and comfort to benefit airlines and passengers


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Airbus selects the 100 teams for Round Two of the Fly Your Ideas global student challenge [feedly]

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Airbus selects the 100 teams for Round Two of the Fly Your Ideas global student challenge
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Strong showing from Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas


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New Cruise Missile In Service In Mid-2020s [feedly]

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New Cruise Missile In Service In Mid-2020s
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Development of the W80-4 Life Extension Program warhead, a modernized version of the current ALCM design, has been accelerated in the 2016 budget, alongside that of the LRSO itself, to reverse a two-year slippage that was included in the fiscal 2014 budget.

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Eurojet Works With KAI, Korean Airlines On KF-X [feedly]

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Eurojet Works With KAI, Korean Airlines On KF-X
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Eurojet is working with both prospective bidders for South Korea's KF-X program, as the industry prepares responses to a second call for offers due this month.

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Airbus Helicopters Opens Design Office In Poland [feedly]

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Airbus Helicopters Opens Design Office In Poland
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The new Airbus Helicopters Polska facility at Lodz is located near the site of the Polish Military Aviation Works No. 1 - known as WZL 1 where Airbus plans to build an assembly line for the EC725 helicopter if it is successful in winning the deal for 70 new multi-mission helicopters to be used for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue and troop transport.

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Spanish team reaches UAV autonomy milestone - Flightglobal [feedly]

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Spanish team reaches UAV autonomy milestone - Flightglobal
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Spanish team reaches UAV autonomy milestone
Flightglobal
A bid to make Spain's Andalusia region a leading aerospace technology power has reached a noteworthy milestone with the flight of a 45kg unmanned aircraft to 11nm (20km) beyond visual range, in segregated airspace. Previous beyond-line-of-sight flights ...

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Sikorsky willing to supply VVIP helicopters to India - Reuters [feedly]

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Sikorsky willing to supply VVIP helicopters to India - Reuters
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Sikorsky willing to supply VVIP helicopters to India
Reuters
"We told the Indian government we have great VVIP helicopters and we are ready to support you," said Robert Kokorda, vice president of defence systems and services at Sikorsky, at the Aero India show in Bengaluru. "If they issue a request for ...

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Nasa tests advanced composite materials for future rocket boosters [feedly]

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Nasa tests advanced composite materials for future rocket boosters
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Engineers at Nasa have conducted a test on advanced composite materials that could be used to produce powerful future rocket boosters.
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AERO INDIA: HAL defends ability to produce Rafale fighter [feedly]

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AERO INDIA: HAL defends ability to produce Rafale fighter
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​Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) chairman T Suvarnaraju has hit back at reports that an Indian deal to obtain 126 Dassault Rafale fighters is being held up by French concerns about the Indian manufacturer's quality standards.
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Russia Considers Producing Sukhoi Superjet in India - The Moscow Times [feedly]

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

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Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part [feedly]

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Rolls-Royce to fly Trent XWB with largest-ever 3D-printed part
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Rolls-Royce will flight-test later this year a Trent XWB-97 engine fitted with what it claims is the largest component ever built using additive layer manufacturing (ALM).
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American weighs economics of 100-seat aircraft [feedly]

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American weighs economics of 100-seat aircraft
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Seat economics will dictate the future of 100-seat aircraft in American Airlines' fleet.
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PICTURES: Pilatus begins engine ground runs on PC-24 [feedly]

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PICTURES: Pilatus begins engine ground runs on PC-24
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Swiss airframer Pilatus is progressing towards the maiden sortie of its new PC-24 - the first business jet it has ever produced - with the initial flight-test prototype performing ground engine runs at its Stans facility on 18 February.
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Lockheed reveals small self-defence weapon for fighters [feedly]

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Lockheed reveals small self-defence weapon for fighters
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​The US Air Force is considering a Lockheed Martin proposal to adapt technology used for a ground-based missile defense system to protect fighters under attack in the air.
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Two planes clip each other during flypast - video

Two planes clip each other during flypast - video

http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/feb/19/two-planes-clip-each-other-flypast-air-show-india-red-bull-video

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Russian bombers testing the RAF hark back to cold war for Putin and the west

Russian bombers testing the RAF hark back to cold war for Putin and the west

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/19/russian-bombers-raf-flight-west-putin-cold-war-nato

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Space elevators: A lift too far?

Space elevators: A lift too far?

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El Airbus A350 XWB aterriza por primera vez en el aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas

  • El Airbus A350 XWB aterriza por primera vez en el aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas
  • Eficiencia y confort extraordinarios para beneficio de compañías aéreas y pasajeros

 

El A350 MSN2, uno de los cinco aviones de ensayos A350 XWB de Airbus, ha llegado hoy al aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas por primera vez. El A350 despegó de Toulouse a las 09:00h y aterrizó en Madrid a las 10:00h. Profesionales de los medios de comunicación y del sector aéreo se congregaron alrededor de la aeronave donde Iberia, primer cliente español del A350 XWB con un pedido  en firme de 8  A350-900, y especialistas de Airbus explicaron los beneficios  técnicos y operativos del avión comercial más avanzado del mundo.

El A350 XWB es un avión eficiente de cabina ancha, capacidad media y largo alcance, con una autonomía de hasta 8.300 mn / 14.800 km. Está disponible en dos versiones básicas: el A350-900, con capacidad para 315 pasajeros, y el A350-1000, que puede transportar 369 pasajeros en una configuración típica de dos clases.

El A350 XWB es la última incorporación a la línea de productos de fuselaje ancho de Airbus, líder del  mercado. Ofreciendo a sus clientes una revolucionaria reducción en el consumo de combustible, el nuevo avión de  tamaño medio y largo alcance A350 XWB tiene  el fuselaje y las alas fabricados en  fibra de carbono y establece nuevos estándares en términos de comodidad para el pasajero,  eficiencia operativa y rentabilidad. El A350 XWB cuenta en la actualidad con 780 pedidos por parte de 40 clientes.



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Airbus A400M Refuels Two F-18 Fighters Simultaneously

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has further proved its credentials as a tanker by successfully demonstrating simultaneous air-to-air refuelling of two F/A-18 fighters. In the course of four flights, the A400M performed 74 contacts and dispensed 27.2 tonnes of fuel to the Spanish Air Force aircraft. Refuelling was conducted at altitudes of 20,000ft - 33,000ft, and airspeeds of 180kt - 300kt – the preferred refuelling envelope for fighters.

With a basic fuel capacity of 50.8 tonnes which can be increased by the use of extra cargo hold tanks, the A400M is the most capable tactical tanker in the market. The standard A400M aircraft has full provisions for air-to-air refuelling (AAR) operations already installed and only requires the rapid installation of the optional air-to-air refuelling kit to become a tanker. Designed from the outset to be a dual-role transport and tanker aircraft, the A400M provides air forces with a cost-effective way to acquire an air-to-air refuelling capability in addition to a versatile logistic and tactical airlifter.

On a typical tanking mission where it would loiter for 2 hours at a range of 500 nm (930 km) from base, the A400M would have a potential "fuel give-away" of 34,000 kg (75,000 lb).

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Airbus Helicopters completes its first year of transformation and successfully brings to the market three new helicopters in 2014

Building on an unprecedented year of new product certification and introduction, Airbus Helicopters has set its sights on best serving its customers in a challenging global marketplace, with the priority on customer satisfaction, quality and safety, and competitiveness.

During 2014, Airbus Helicopters delivered 471 rotorcraft from the company's civil, parapublic and military product lines and booked 402 net orders. In addition, the backlog was adjusted to include a reduction of 33 NH90s.

In Airbus Helicopters' first year with its new identity and full integration into Airbus Group, the company achieved an unprecedented certification and service introduction of three new aircraft: the 7-metric-ton-category EC175, along with the medium-sized EC145 T2 and EC135 T3/P3 versions.

Airbus Helicopters also marked significant progress with its transformation plan in 2014 by further enhancing customer support and services, with safety as the top priority. New product development made important headway last year as well, clearing the way for a 2015 first flight of its next-generation X4 medium twin-engine rotorcraft – to be unveiled at the Heli-Expo trade show on March 3.

These elements are positioning Airbus Helicopters for the future as it adapts to the global rotorcraft sector's realities, according to President Guillaume Faury.

"2015 should be a period of stabilization across our industry," Faury explained. "In this context, Airbus Helicopters will continue its transformation, committed to working with our customers, offering them predictability and the right helicopters for their demanding missions."

Highlights of 2014 included strong commercial results for the EC145 rotorcraft family in both civil and military versions, logging a near doubling of orders booked during the year; while annual deliveries of heavyweight helicopters surpassed the 100 milestone for the first time as the company provided 53 NH90s and 48 Super Pumas to customers.

December's entry into service of the EC175 represented another key 2014 achievement, with this rotorcraft now operating on oil and gas installations in the North Sea. Deliveries and new contracts will continue in 2015, backed by the industrial ramp-up and a dedicated plan to ensure this helicopter's maturity.

The first digital avionics suite to be fully designed and integrated by a rotorcraft manufacturer, Airbus Helicopters' new Helionix® made its debut last year on both the EC175 and EC145 T2, further contributing to the company's unique in-house know-how. Operators will benefit from the increased safety Helionix provides through reduced pilot workload, enhanced situational awareness, improved flight envelope protection and system redundancy.

On the commercial side in 2014, Airbus Helicopters stabilized its civil and parapublic market position with a 44 percent share in terms of aircraft delivered. Included in last year's totals were strong deliveries of EC225s, accompanying this helicopter type's return to service and the regain in customer confidence – with some oil and gas operators logging 90 percent fleet availability.

For military rotorcraft, Airbus Helicopters retained its market presence during 2014 with an 11 percent share in terms of units delivered. Milestones included completion of the Tiger attack helicopter program's main development contract, enabling deliveries of the first Block 2 Tiger HAD fire support and destruction version to France and two of the HAD/E variant to Spain. The company received U.S. Army orders for 51 UH-72A Lakota, the Light Utility Helicopters version of the EC145.

Advances were made as well in Airbus Helicopters' support and services, underscored by indicators of increasing fleet availability for customers and operators – backed by 98 percent of planned spare parts orders delivered on time. The company also established an extended warranty offer to include 3 years or 2,000 flight hours, with the first year of labor included. Taking effect on January 1, this initiative is aligned with Airbus Helicopters' company-wide transformation and demonstrates the efforts placed on customer satisfaction.

Topping Airbus Helicopters' 2014 priorities was the continued focus on safety, encompassing industry-leading efforts to propose and promote changes to enhance airworthiness, increase survivability and promote standardization of operator fleet safety-related capabilities. As part of this, the company released the rotorcraft industry's first Flight Crew Operations Manual (FCOM), which outlines best practices and recommendations for EC225s used in oil and gas missions. Another 2014 initiative was the broader incorporation of Vision 1000 cockpit recorders across the Airbus Helicopters product line – to be included on all of its new aircraft deliveries in 2015.

"2015 will mark the second step in our company's transformation, during which we will amplify our actions in executing faster and better, becoming more competitive, making our customers' missions ours in every way, embracing change as a permanent asset, and performing with a purpose," Faury concluded. "In the coming year, our goal is to provide what matters to our customers – when it matters the most."

2014 at a glance

  • Civil products represented 52 percent of consolidated turnover; military was 48 percent
  • Airbus Helicopters' products accounted for 58 percent of consolidated turnover; the other 42 percent was generated by services
  • 54 percent of consolidated turnover came from Europe, the Middle East and Africa; 27 percent from the Americas and 19 percent from Asia and Pacific

The 402 net bookings in 2014 by product range

  • EC120/Ecureuil/Fennec/EC130 family: 176
  • EC135: 43
  • EC145: 115
  • Dauphin/Panther/ EC155 family: 28
  • EC175: 8
  • Super Puma/Cougar EC225/EC725 family: 32

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Airbus Helicopters selects X4 engine

In 2012, Airbus Helicopters launched the X4 initial design concept around two highly capable turboshaft engines options: Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW210E and Turbomeca's ARRANO.
At the conclusion of this preliminary phase, and founded upon a comprehensive market assessment, Airbus Helicopters has decided to amend the product positioning, consequently necessitating a significant engine power increase.

Multiple scenarios have been studied with both engine manufacturers. Airbus Helicopters and Pratt & Whitney Canada have decided not to pursue a growth version of the PW210E engine for the X4 Program. Nevertheless, Pratt & Whitney Canada will continue to provide support until completion of the initial phase.

Airbus Helicopters values Pratt & Whitney Canada as a strong partner on the existing EC135 and EC175 platforms and is collaborating with P&WC on new opportunities including the PW210.

The X4 program will therefore enter into the full-scale development with a new uprated Turbomeca ARRANO engine. The X4 is Airbus Helicopters's new generation medium twin-engine helicopter. Incorporating innovative technologies, the X4 will be tailored for a wide range of applications, including oil and gas operations, emergency medical services, public services, business and private aviation.

X4 will be presented to the public for the first time at HAI on the 3rd of March 2015.




 

About Airbus Helicopters
Airbus Helicopters 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 44 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 more than 150 countries. Airbus Helicopters' international presence is marked by its 29 customer centers and participations 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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Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos Aeronáuticos y Aeroespaciales (COITAE) se ha inscrito en la FUNDACION TRIPARTITA como CENTRO ORGANIZADOR DE FORMACION

El Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos Aeronáuticos y Aeroespaciales (COITAE) se ha inscrito en la FUNDACION TRIPARTITA como CENTRO ORGANIZADOR DE FORMACION con recursos propios para ofrecer a las empresas interesadas en la realización e nuestros cursos subvenciones para la formación de sus empleados.

 

En este contexto, nuestro Colegio ha desarrollado un programa de Cursos Master y Superiores de Postgrado para el perfeccionamiento y mejora de los profesionales del sector de la aeronáutica que se detalla a continuación. Se trata de los siguientes:

 

  • CURSO MASTER DE CUALIFICACIÓN SUPERIOR EN ACTIVIDADES AEROPORTUARIAS
  • CURSO MASTER EN SEGURIDAD AÉREA Y MANTENIMIENTO DE AERONAVES
  • CURSO SUPERIOR DE MANTENIMIENTO DE AERONAVES Y SISTEMAS
  • CURSO SUPERIOR DE NORMAS Y REQUISITOS EASA/EMAR
  • CURSO SUPERIOR DE PERITOS JUDICIALES Y LEGISLACIÓN APLICABLE
  • CURSO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE ACCIDENTES
  • CURSO SUPERIOR DE GESTION DE SEGURIDAD OPERACIONAL
  • CURSO SUPERIOR DE DE GESTIÓN OPERATIVA DE AVIONES

 

Estos CURSOS MASTER y SUPERIORES están orientados fundamentalmente a la especialización de titulados en ingeniería aeroespacial y a la empleabilidad de recién titulados en Ingeniería Aeroespacial y ofrece la formación complementaria que permite la incorporación a los distintos puestos de trabajo relacionados con el mantenimiento de aeronaves y sistemas, y la metodología aceptable para llevar a cabo la modificación de aeronaves, la realización de informes periciales en el ámbito aeronáutico, la gestión de flotas de compañías aéreas y la investigación de accidentes aéreos. Las características de estos Cursos, precios y profesorado se encuentran en nuestro portal http://www.aeronauticos.org

 

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Bombardier Aerospace to cut 130 jobs in Northern Ireland

http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-aerospace-cut-130-jobs-northern-ireland-4514885

Bombardier Aerospace has announced plans to cut 130 jobs across its facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The job cuts emerged after the aircraft manufacturer slashed 390 jobs in September 2014, as part of restructuring. The latest decision jobs will affect the company's complementary labour force, which comprises temporary and contract workers.

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The Dream of Delivery Drones Is Alive (And On A Truck)

The Dream of Delivery Drones Is Alive (And On A Truck)

http://www.popsci.com/dream-delivery-drones-alive-and-truck

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