The world’s noisiest spy plane

miércoles, 4 de marzo de 2015

The world's noisiest spy plane

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150225-the-worlds-noisiest-spyplane?ocid=global_future_rss

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Focus on innovation: building your own cockpit [feedly]

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Focus on innovation: building your own cockpit
// Airbus All news

The IKEA superstore in Toulouse, France isn't the obvious starting place for an innovative approach...


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Deraya ATP at Wamena on Mar 4th 2015, runway excursion on landing, gear collapse, broken wing [feedly]

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Deraya ATP at Wamena on Mar 4th 2015, runway excursion on landing, gear collapse, broken wing
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Ryanair Will Consider An IAG Offer For Its Aer Lingus Stake [feedly]

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Ryanair Will Consider An IAG Offer For Its Aer Lingus Stake
// Aviation Week

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has said the company is yet to be formally approached or receive an offer for its shares in Aer Lingus from International Airlines Group (IAG), and for now he's "not wiser than anybody else" on the prospects of the takeover.

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Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ Team Begins Final Assembly of Second helicopter... - PR Newswire (press release) [feedly]

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Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ Team Begins Final Assembly of Second ... - PR Newswire (press release)
// sikorsky: Google Noticias

PR Newswire (press release)

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ Team Begins Final Assembly of Second ...
PR Newswire (press release)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced the start of final assembly of the second S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter at the company's Development ...
Sikorsky explores coaxial applications beyond Raider
Sikorsky Awarded $8M Contract for Phase 1 ALIAS Program from ...

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Boeing, Ryanair Announce Order for Three Additional Next-Generation 737-800s [feedly]

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Boeing, Ryanair Announce Order for Three Additional Next-Generation 737-800s
// MediaRoom

Irish low-cost carrier now has 274 unfilled orders for 737s
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Cutting-Edge Composite Engine Nacelle Component for Clean Sky Green and Sustainable Engines [feedly]

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Cutting-Edge Composite Engine Nacelle Component for Clean Sky Green and Sustainable Engines
// Clean Sky

Tue, 24/02/2015

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Sikorsky explores coaxial applications beyond Raider [feedly]

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Sikorsky explores coaxial applications beyond Raider
// Aircraft news

​Sikorsky's S-97 Raider has not yet flown, but the company is considering extending the aircraft's coaxial rotor design to other platforms.
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Unmanned aircraft push EASA to modernise regulatory model [feedly]

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Unmanned aircraft push EASA to modernise regulatory model
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​The introduction of unmanned air vehicles into EASA's area of control has caused the safety authority to adopt a more open-minded attitude to aircraft regulations.
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SENER joins Predator B team for Spanish campaign [feedly]

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SENER joins Predator B team for Spanish campaign
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​Spain's defence ministry is being offered the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator B unmanned air system, under a new teaming agreement between the US company and SENER.
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Start-up proposes radical approach to high-speed VTOL [feedly]

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Start-up proposes radical approach to high-speed VTOL
// Aircraft news

​As a new era of high-speed rotorcraft unfolds, a California-based aviation start-up unveiled yet a new approach to solving the puzzle of vertical flight: a combination tilt-wing and joined-wing with propulsive pitch control.
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AgustaWestland responds to H160 with heavier AW139 [feedly]

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AgustaWestland responds to H160 with heavier AW139
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AgustaWestland has launched a beefed-up version of its AW139 twin-engined helicopter, upping the maximum take-off weight to 7t from the present optional upper limit of 6.8t.
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UK moves one step closer to naming its first commercial spaceport

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Russia’s newest Su-30 multirole jets and Su-24 bombers practiced attack runs on NATO warships in the Black Sea

http://theaviationist.com/2015/03/04/su-30-and-su-24-over-nato-ships/

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NASA Hosts Events to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of NACA | NASA

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NASA Hosts Events to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of NAC

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Spanish start-up, Air Horizont, aiming for late April launch - ch-aviation.com

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/35597-spanish-start-up-air-horizont-aiming-for-late-april-launch

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Iberia adelanta la llegada de los A330-200

  • Los ocho aviones pedidos se incorporarán entre diciembre de 2015 y noviembre de 2016
  • Esto supone anticipar la entrega en hasta 14 meses sobre las fechas inicialmente previstas  
  • La nueva flota permite mejorar la eficiencia, reducir consumo de combustible y dar un mejor servicio al cliente con el nuevo producto de largo radio.
  • El Presidente  de la compañía, Luis Gallego, ha anunciado hoy en los Desayunos de Televisión Española que el 80 por ciento de la flota de largo radio ya tiene las nuevas cabinas en Business y Turista

 
Iberia y Airbus han llegado a un acuerdo para adelantar la llegada de los  A330-200 que la compañía encargó el año pasado. Los ocho aviones del pedido se recibirán entre diciembre de 2015 y noviembre de 2016, lo que supone un adelanto en las fechas de entrega de hasta 14 meses sobre las previsiones iniciales, cuando dos aviones se recibían en 2017 y un tercero en 2018.

 

Estos aviones vienen a sustituir a los A340-300, por lo que su entrega anticipada permite acelerar la renovación de la flota de largo radio con ventajas económicas, medioambientales y de atención al cliente.

 

Los nuevos aviones, con un alcance promedio de 13.400 kilómetros, son bimotores de fuselaje ancho, consumen menos combustible que los A340-300 (cuatrimotores) a los que sustituyen, producen menos ruido y menos emisiones a la atmósfera.

 

Asimismo, el adelanto de su llegada permite incorporar el nuevo producto de largo radio a todas las rutas de la compañía antes de lo inicialmente previsto, con lo que se mejora el servicio al cliente.

 

Iberia está en pleno proceso de renovación de su flota de largo radio, tanto los aviones como las cabinas de Business y Turista. En los últimos años, IAG ha realizado un pedido de 24 nuevos aviones de este tipo para Iberia, ocho A330-300 que la compañía recibió entre 2013 y 2014; ocho A330-200; y ocho A350-900 que recibirá en los próximos años.

 

Adicionalmente, la compañía está transformando sus 17 A340-600 para incorporar el nuevo producto de largo radio y que cuenta con butacas que se convierten en camas en Business, butacas más espaciosas en turista, entretenimiento individual para todos los pasajeros, wifi y conectividad GSM  entre otras ventajas.

 

Según ha anunciado hoy el presidente de la compañía, Luis Gallego, en los Desayunos de TVE, el 80 por ciento de la flota de largo radio ya cuenta con las nuevas cabinas de Business y Turista.

 

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España: El Ministerio de Industria impulsa la competitividad con ayudas a proyectos del sector manufacturero, aeroespacial y automoción

Madrid, 4 de marzo de 2015

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Se financian gastos en obra civil, edificación, equipos y procesos productivos
  • El plazo comienza el 1 de abril

El Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo financiará aquellos proyectos de inversión que tengan como objetivo la mejora de la competitividad industrial o que contribuyan a la reindustrialización, según informa la consultora Lowendalmasaï.

Los beneficiarios serán sociedades que no formen parte del sector público y desarrollen o vayan a desarrollar una actividad industrial productiva, dedicados a la industria manufacturera (CNAE 2009: Sección C- Divisiones 10 a 32), la fabricación de vehículos propulsados con energías alternativas o la industria aeroespacial (CNAE 2009: 30.3). En concreto, se financiarán los gastos derivados de:
  1. Obra civil: inversiones en urbanización y canalizaciones.
  2. Edificación: construcción, ampliación o adecuación de naves industriales así como instalaciones y equipos no vinculados directamente a producción.
  3. Aparatos y equipos materiales.
  4. Ingeniería de proceso de producción.
El plazo de presentación de solicitudes comienza el 1 de abril y termina el 1 de junio de este año. Y el importe financiable por proyecto debe ser superior a los 70.000 euros. En cuanto a las condiciones de financiación, se concederán  préstamos del 75% del presupuesto financiable a 10 años con 3 de carencia y a un tipo de interés entre el 1,656 y 4,34%, según la clasificación del beneficiario.

"Estas ayudas suponen un importante estímulo para sectores muy castigados como la construcción o la industria ligada a las energías renovables", explica Ana Somé, de la consultora Lowendalmasaï.

Con el objetivo de ayudar a las empresas a solicitar esta ayuda, Lowendalmasaï dispone de un servicio especializado de asesoramiento en esta materia. "Ponemos el know-how de nuestro equipo de consultores a disposición de todos los interesados para que, de una forma ágil y sencilla, puedan beneficiarse de estas ayudas y crear nuevos puestos de trabajo", concluye Ana Somé.

Acerca de Lowendalmasaï
Constituida en 1992, Lowendalmasaï emplea a 400 profesionales en 9 países: Alemania, Benelux, China, España, Gran Bretaña, Italia, Japón y Portugal. En España su portafolio supera los 150 clientes.

Lowendalmasaï es pionera en el sector de la consultoría de gestión y optimización de costes en diversas áreas de gestión: fiscalidad internacional, local, social, costes y compras estratégicas, financiación de la innovación y working capital. La consultora establece sus honorarios en función de resultados medibles y concretos que aportan una mejora clara en los procesos internos y en el rendimiento operativo de sus clientes.

 

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AgustaWestland and Bristow Sign Exclusive Agreement for the AW609 TiltRotor Programme

Joint announcement made at Heli-Expo with real aircraft 'on-static' public premier

  • Addressing concepts around operations, regulations, support, configurations, commercial aspects towards certification
  • Preparing introduction into the market as the AW609 industrialization phase starts
  • Almost 60 customers have already chosen the AW609 globally to perform several missions

Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland and Bristow announced today the signing of a platform development agreement for the AW609 TiltRotor programme. The announcement was made at Heli-Expo (Orlando, FL) on the occasion of the 'on static' public premiere of a real AW609 aircraft at the US exhibition, featuring a dedicated Bristow/Eastern Airways paint scheme.

The development agreement envisages AgustaWestland and Bristow working closely on a number of activities in support of AW609 program development addressing concepts around operations, regulations, maintenance, configuration optimization, as well as identifying possible areas of enhancement or modifications.

Under the agreement, AgustaWestland and Bristow will work to support the development of oil & gas and search and rescue dedicated configurations and capabilities. The companies would provide contribution to flying activities towards aircraft maturity and to address commercial aspects for future AW609 acquisitions.

The signing of this agreement sets a major milestone for the development of the first commercial tiltrotor towards FAA certification, which is expected to be achieved in 2017. This exclusive agreement further strengthens the long established partnership between AgustaWestland and Bristow, a prime global operator of the AW139 and the AW189 covering offshore transport and SAR operational requirements. By joining forces through their respective expertise and know-how, AgustaWestland and Bristow are moving towards a marketing and operational preparation stage as the AW609 program enters its industrialization phase.

As demand for integrated point-to-point transportation grows, Bristow has made strategic investments in Airnorth and Eastern Airways, combining fixed wing and helicopter transportation into a one-stop solution for customers. The agreement to further develop the potential capabilities of the AW609 marks a significant step towards the production of one aircraft type that will provide an ideal transportation solution for offshore travel in the future.

"We see tremendous opportunities for this aircraft for our clients who are flying to more remote and hostile environments," said Bristow President and CEO Jonathan Baliff. "With its vertical lift and landing capabilities combined with increased speed, extended range and airline-style amenities, Bristow will be able to provide more value to clients by offering complete logistics solutions with one aircraft type that will take them faster and farther offshore."

With more than 1,100 flight hours logged by the first two prototypes and two more aircraft coming, the AW609 programme is continuing to benefit from a range of enhancements to maximize the aircraft's performance and mission capabilities. Almost 60 customers have already chosen the AW609 globally to perform several missions such as offshore transport, patrol and search and rescue, executive/private transport and government roles.

Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations. The company has major transportation operations in the North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and Trinidad. For more information, visit the company's website at www.bristowgroup.com.

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Neural Implants Let Paralyzed Woman Fly Plane With Her Mind | Popular Science

http://www.popsci.com/darpa-neural-implants-let-paralyzed-woman-fly-plane-simulator-her-mind?src=SOC&dom=fb

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