GE Conducing Ceramic Matrix Composite Components Testing For GE9X [feedly]

jueves, 5 de marzo de 2015

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GE Conducing Ceramic Matrix Composite Components Testing For GE9X
// Aviation Week

As part of GE9X engine development for the Boeing 777X, GE Aviation has started ground tests on a GEnx engine containing ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components in the high-pressure turbine and combustor. The lightweight, heat-resistant CMC components will play an important role in the "hot section" of the GE9X. Testing is underway at GE's Peebles, Ohio facility. 

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Emirates Would Order Up To 200 A380neos [feedly]

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Emirates Would Order Up To 200 A380neos
// Aviation Week

Emirates would order up to 200 Airbus A380neos if Airbus decided to launch the updated version of the aircraft, its top executive says.

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AgustaWestland Reveals 7,000-kg AW139 [feedly]

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AgustaWestland Reveals 7,000-kg AW139
// Aviation Week

AgustaWestland has thrown a further curveball into the medium helicopter market by giving its AW139 a maximum takeoff weight of 7,000 kg.

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Sikorsky Abandons S-434 Project [feedly]

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Sikorsky Abandons S-434 Project
// Aviation Week

Sikorsky has confirmed that it has abandoned its S-434 light helicopter program.

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Bristow Taps Tiltrotors For Future Needs [feedly]

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Bristow Taps Tiltrotors For Future Needs
// Aviation Week

Bristow and AgustaWestland aim to transform offshore flying operations.

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Lessor Avolon Confident That Airbus, Boeing Will Manage Order Bubble [feedly]

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Lessor Avolon Confident That Airbus, Boeing Will Manage Order Bubble
// Aviation Week

Airbus and Boeing may struggle to sell out delivery slots bridging current-generation and next-generation models, but will balance big-picture demand with deliveries while ensuring the current record backlog does not lead to unwanted aircraft, a top leasing executive maintains.

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Delta MD88 at New York on Mar 5th 2015, runway excursion on landing [feedly]

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Delta MD88 at New York on Mar 5th 2015, runway excursion on landing
// The Aviation Herald

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First Flight of the Enstrom TH180 [feedly]

HeliExpo, March 2015—Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce that the newest member of its family, the TH180, successfully completed ground run and first flight on February 6, 2015 at its facilities in Menominee, Michigan. "This is a milestone achievement for Enstrom and we look forward to continuing our flight test program as move toward the certification program" said Tracy Biegler, Enstrom President & CEO. The flight plan included a tied-down ground run followed by a flight plan that included hover and a series of first flight maneuvers such as sideward, forward and rearward flight maneuvers. "Its rugged frame, robust landing gear, and very forgiving handling qualities are a great combination for hands-on learning," said Bill Taylor, Director of Engineering and Chief Test Pilot. "They provide wide margins of safety for student confidence." As Bill said after completing first flight of the TH180, "It flies just like an Enstrom!"

Enstrom also showcased the TH180 flight test helicopter at the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida, March 3, 2015. "Enstrom unveiled the TH180 mockup at last year's Heli-Expo, and one year later we are showcasing the actual flight test helicopter," said Orlando Alaniz, Director of Sales & Marketing. "If all goes as planned, production deliveries should begin early next year." Designed as a training helicopter, the TH180 is based on Enstrom's solid reputation for safety and customer support with additional focus on and ease of learning with the student in mind. With few life-limited parts and superb customer and technical support, the TH180 boasts ease of maintenance and low operating costs. Rotor gearboxes are exchanged on an overhaul basis, and over ninety percent of parts are shipped within 24 hours, meaning less time spent on the ground. In addition, the TH180 is powered by a Lycoming HIO-390, providing engine reliability for this helicopter's training applications.

"In the first few months of 2015, Longhorn Helicopters successfully incorporated two F28F/F280FX model helicopters into our training fleet. We could not be more pleased with the results," said Justin Munroe, Director of Operations for Longhorn Helicopters, a 141/135 operation based in Denton, Texas. "Enstrom's product support has been unparalleled and our customer responses have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Enstrom's existing product line has exceeded our expectations and we are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to put the new TH180 into service."

"The flight instructor will experience quality training and comfort with the student pilot and the TH180 will be an economical addition to any training fleet," said Orlando Alaniz, Director of Sales and Marketing. In addition, the TH180 is on the radar of various domestic and international training schools, and inquiries continue to pour in for the new model.
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SuperJet International announces additional 10 SSJ100 for Interjet [feedly]

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SuperJet International announces additional 10 SSJ100 for Interjet
// Revista de prensa aeronáutica: Feed de feeds de Revistas Aeronáuticas | recopiladas por www.noticias-aero.info

Venice (Italy) – March 2, 2015

SuperJet International – joint venture between Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi and Sukhoi Holding – is pleased to announce that the Mexican airline Interjet confirmed the option for additional 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.

In 2011 Interjet originally ordered 15 SSJ100 and 5 options. The 5 options became firm in July 2012 at Farnborough Air Show. In November 2012, during ALTA Leaders Forum in Panama, Interjet announced the addition of 10 options which have been executed today leading the total firm order to 30 aircraft.

The value of the new option batch is 350 million US Dollars.

"This order confirms the solid relationship we have been able to build up with our Customer but also the sound reliability of our product which is definitely one of the main drivers in Interjet choice. The SSJ100 is a super optimized aircraft, equipped with advanced technology and offering attractive cash operating costs. We are sure that customers will continue looking at the SSJ100 as a main player in the regional market – states Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International.

Twelve SSJ100 are currently in service with Interjet confirming the excellent operations and a dispatch reliability over the 99%. The thirteenth SSJ100 has been already delivered and will join the Interjet fleet soon.

According to the airline's operational reliability report, to date the 12 Interjet SSJ100 have completed over 21.000 flight hours and 20.000 flight cycles starting from the Entry into Service in September 18, 2013. The SSJ100 are operating from Mexico City to various Mexican destinations and starting from October 2014 to the Unites States.

"We are delighted to add 10 aircraft to our SSJ100 fleet. The Superjet 100 is a really good product, we are very satisfied of its superior performance and the reduced operating costs. The SSJ100 was the right choice for the Interjet fleet development, it is perfectly suitable for domestic mid-density routes as well as several short-haul international ones" states Jose Luis Garza, Chief Executive Officer of Interjet.

Along with the order and according to a SuperCare Agreement applied to the entire Interjet SSJ100 fleet, SuperJet International will provide the airline with a full assistance on the after-sales support as well as training services.

As of today SJI, which is also the SSJ100 worldwide training provider, has trained 130 Interjet pilots and 168 mechanics.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100, designed and produced by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, in partnership with Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi, incorporates the most modern Western systems technology and is powered by two PowerJet SaM146 engines.

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Northrop and Boeing could lose their last chance at staying in the fighter market - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) [feedly]

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Northrop and Boeing could lose their last chance at staying in the fighter market - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
// northrop: Google Noticias

Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Northrop and Boeing could lose their last chance at staying in the fighter market
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Beyond fighters, that Aerospace Innovation Initiative could serve as one last opportunity for the company that doesn't win the long-range bomber or trainer contracts, namely Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) or Boeing (NYSE: BA), to stay in the manned ...
Analyst Rating Update on Northrop Grumman Corporation
Morningstar Gives "A-" Credit Rating to Northrop Grumman (NOC)
This single Pentagon program is going to upend the combat jet industry

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Northrop Grumman wins $267M contract to develop electronic warfare program - Washington Technology [feedly]

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Northrop Grumman wins $267M contract to develop electronic warfare program - Washington Technology
// northrop: Google Noticias

Northrop Grumman wins $267M contract to develop electronic warfare program
Washington Technology
Northrop Grumman has won a $267 million contract to develop and manufacture the next-generation surface electronic warfare program for the Navy. The program will enhance the AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare attack system through a series of upgrades that ...
Northrop Grumman Licenses Patented Technology to Improve Cooling of ...
Northrop Grumman Wins US Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement ...
Northrop Grumman Wins US Navy's SEWIP Contract

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Boeing South Carolina-Built 787-9 Dreamliners Added to Company's Production Certificate [feedly]

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Boeing South Carolina-Built 787-9 Dreamliners Added to Company's Production Certificate
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Embraer still trying to collect 2014 payments from government - Reuters [feedly]

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Embraer still trying to collect 2014 payments from government - Reuters
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Embraer still trying to collect 2014 payments from government
Reuters
... the Brazilian government that contributed to negative free cash flow in 2014, Chief Financial Officer Jose Antonio Filippo said on Thursday. Embraer shares extended losses soon after his comments, plunging 13 percent on the Sao Paulo stock exchange.
Embraer full-year earnings miss guidance margin
Bigger would be better for Embraer
Embraer releases 2014 results and 2015 outlook

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Sikorsky plans vibration-free helicopter demo [feedly]

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Sikorsky plans vibration-free helicopter demo
// Aircraft news

​Sikorsky plans to complete development of a hub-mounted vibration suppressor (HMVS) for helicopters with a follow-up demonstration later this year, says a top engineering executive.
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FAA approves 787-9 assembly in South Carolina [feedly]

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FAA approves 787-9 assembly in South Carolina
// Aircraft news

​The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a production certificate for Boeing South Carolina to deliver 787-9 aircraft to customers, the company announced on 5 March.
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CCOO de Industria pide al Gobierno garantías para preservar el carácter estratégico de AIRBUS GROUP en España

CCOO de Industria ha trasladado al Ministro de Industria, Energía y Turismo la preocupación derivada de los cambios que se han producido en las últimas fechas en el ámbito de AIRBUS GROUP en España, una de las empresas estratégicas de nuestro país y en la que el Gobierno mantiene participación accionarial.

Desde hace años, los distintos Gobiernos han venido manteniendo una especial sensibilidad a la hora de preservar competencias, basadas en programas y desarrollos para los centros de la compañía ubicados en nuestro país. De hecho, con la creación en 2009 de Airbus Military, la antigua EADS renovó el Plan Industrial suscrito con la SEPI y avalado por CCOO y UGT en el que se establecían una serie de garantías y compromisos en dirigidos al mantenimiento en España de las capacidades industriales que provenían de la antigua CASA.

Por lo que desde el sindicato, ante un nuevo cambio en la corporación europea, con efectos directos en las empresas, la actividad y el empleo de nuestro país, reclamamos información para conocer si el Gobierno, el Ministerio de Industria y la SEPI, está participando en los movimiento surgidos en la cúpula de la dirección en España y, sobre todo, si está incidiendo en la obtención de garantías de mantener y reforzar capacidades industriales y de gestión de la misma por parte de la dirección española, además de consolidar la presencia y responsabilidades en los órganos de gobierno de la corporación europea.

El sector aeroespacial es, para CCOO de Industria, un sector estratégico para el futuro industrial del país y representa una de las mejores alternativas en la búsqueda de un cambio en el modelo productivo que nos ayude a superar las actuales debilidades de la industria española, sobre todo en momento tan difíciles como los derivados de la larga crisis económica que atraviesa el país.
Por todo ello, desde el sindicato apostamos por la necesidad de contribuir a su crecimiento, empezando por mantener tanto el carácter estratégico de la presencia del Estado en AIRBUS GROUP como continuar creciendo y generando una importante capacidad de desarrollo industrial y de empleo.

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