A Drone Has Never Linked Up With a Tanker Until Now - War is Boring [feedly]

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Vietnam searches for 2 fighter pilots after jets disappear - Yahoo News [feedly]


Airbus integrates airframe structural analysis solution with Altair’s HyperWorks platform [feedly]

Airbus integrates airframe structural analysis solution with Altair's HyperWorks platform

Airbus Defence and Space has partnered with Altair to integrate its STRENGTH2000 solution with the latter's HyperWorks platform, to offer users with airframe structural analysis and verification capabilities.


Frankfurt Airport Terminal 3 construction to begin in late 2015 [feedly]


Eurofighter Showcases Offer of Indigenous Capability for Indonesia [feedly]

Eurofighter Showcases Offer of Indigenous Capability for Indonesia

A final assembly facility for the world’s most versatile and reliable fast-jet fighter could be built in Indonesia it has been re-confirmed this week – if the Nation chooses to opt for the Eurofighter Typhoon and the chance to develop […]

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Boeing Honors 15 Suppliers for Outstanding Performance [feedly]

Boeing Honors 15 Suppliers for Outstanding Performance

Boeing [NYSE: BA] is honoring 14 companies and one university with its 2014 Supplier of the Year awards, recognizing their superior performance in delivering high-quality products and services on time and at the promised cost.

Strong performance and close collaboration with these award-winning suppliers helped Boeing exceed customers' more-for-less expectations while also contributing to Boeing's record $90.8 billion in revenue in 2014.

Each year Boeing recognizes its top-performing suppliers from around the world. Winning organizations are selected based on criteria that include quality of their products or services and the value they create for Boeing and its global airline, U.S. and allied government customers.

"Strong partnerships with our suppliers can make a difference between winning and losing customers and competitions, or determining the success of a development program," said Boeing vice chairman, president and chief operating officer Dennis Muilenburg. "The best suppliers – like the ones recognized with the Supplier of the Year Award – operate as partners and differentiate themselves, and Boeing, from the competition through close collaboration and a relentless commitment to first-time quality, on-time delivery and affordability."

In 2014, Boeing spent $62 billion with more than 13,000 suppliers from 47 countries. Supplier-provided components and assemblies make up more than 60 percent of the cost of Boeing products. Suppliers also played a key role for Boeing last year, enabling Boeing Defense, Space & Security to win significant new contracts and helping Boeing Commercial Airplanes set an industry record for deliveries in a single year.

"Our success in 2014 was due in large part to the strong performance of our supply chain," said Kent Fisher, vice president and general manager, Supplier Management, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We face an increasingly competitive landscape across all of our businesses. To continue to lead the market, we need supplier-partners who understand the importance of creating a sustainable competitive advantage with products, services and support that meet or exceed the expectations of our customers."

Leader's Choice Awards

Advantage (provides competitive advantage by exceeding cost performance goals)
Universal Alloy Corporation – Canton, Ga.
Alliance (shares risks and advances Boeing strategic objectives)
Avis Budget Group – San Francisco, Calif.
Innovation (outstanding performance in research and development efforts)
California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) – Pasadena, Calif.
Pathfinder (outstanding efforts and/or performance improvements)
Rolls-Royce – Indianapolis, Ind.
Category Awards
Aerospace Support
Science and Engineering Services, LLC – Huntsville, Ala.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. – Westminster, Colo.
Common Aerospace Commodities
TW Metals – Woodinville, Wash.
Anodyne, Inc. – Santa Ana, Calif.
Michelin Aircraft Tires   – Kent, Wash.
FELLFAB Limited – HamiltonCanada
RB Enterprises – Mukilteo, Wash.
Non-Production – Safety
Zebra Technologies Corporation – Vernon Hills, Ill.
Major Structures
ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd. – Kobe, Japan
Outside Manufacturing
Onamac Industries – Everett, Wash.
Novator AB – Spanga, Sweden



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Ukraine's Antonov Bureau showcases its new transport aircraft - BBC News [feedly]

Ukraine's Antonov Bureau showcases its new transport aircraft
BBC News
Ukrainian aircraft producer Antonov Bureau has unveiled its newly-constructed transport aircraft, designed for both military and civilian purposes. Antonov Bureau made its name back in Soviet times - primarily for its cargo planes. Antonovs are still ...
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Irkut receives first groundbreaking structures for MC-21 [feedly]


At 10 years young, the A380 continues to “spread its love” for passengers and airline operators alike [feedly]

At 10 years young, the A380 continues to "spread its love" for passengers and airline operators alike

When the A380 performed its maiden flight 10 years ago this month, it was clear that Airbus was once again shaping the future of air transportation.  

A decade later, the company's vision and passion for aviation are keeping the A380 at the forefront – providing a very large jetliner that is more than ever meeting passengers' changing expectations and matching the evolving trends in air traffic, while generating significant revenue for its operators.

This is best illustrated by airlines' current use of the A380 on nearly 100 routes to some 45 destinations, linking major airports, accommodating growing traffic on intense regional segments, connecting hubs to key city destinations and serving busy domestic flights.  On certain routes, A380s are operated on multiple frequencies – up to seven per day.

The A380's unrivalled interior volume enables operators to choose the cabin configuration that meets the needs of their specific routes and passenger preferences.  

As an example, many airlines are incorporating a Premium Economy cabin, adding higher-revenue economy class seating while maintaining equivalent overall passenger count totals.  As a result, airlines are able to boost the average passenger yield and generate approximately $13 million in additional revenue annually for each of their A380s, according to Frank Vermeire, the Head of A380 Marketing at Airbus.

Airbus also is offering an 11-abreast Budget Economy class layout, which retains Airbus' comfort standard with 18-inch-wide seats.

"But we aren't stopping here, as we have some new cabin innovations that allow even more optimisation of the cabin space, thereby allowing us to add additional business and premium economy seats," Vermeire added. "The new higher seat count configuration, together with the increase in yield, will generate up to $20 million each year in additional revenues per A380."

The A380's cabin enables further enhancements of first and business class offerings as well, including private three-room suites for the most discerning travellers, while higher density arrangements for the A380 also are possible – with one airline announcing a two-class 600-seat configuration.

In developing the A380, teams at Airbus set their sights high from the design and technology point of view, introducing innovations literally from nose to tail. This includes the Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) for enhanced safety during landing, and the AFDX® backbone network technology for on-board data exchange – both of which are used on the A350 XWB, and have become recognised industry benchmarks.  

Airbus began its "Love at First Flight" marketing outreach in 2011, capturing passengers' emotions after the initial A380 experience, a sentiment which keeps them coming back to their aircraft of choice.  

Sales of the A380 now total 317 from 18 customers – representing a 90 per cent share of the very large aircraft market. More than 150 A380s currently are flown by 13 operators, carrying approximately two million passengers every month.  Somewhere in the world, an A380 "shares the love" by taking off or landing every four minutes.


US Navy reveals its jeep mounted anti-UAV laser weapon - Daily Mail [feedly]


nEUROn: Europe's combat UAV takes to the skies over Italy - Engadget [feedly]


X-47: Navy conducts historic first ever UAV aerial refueling - VR-Zone [feedly]


Cathay B773 at Tokyo on Apr 16th 2015, engine shut down in flight [feedly]

Cathay B773 at Tokyo on Apr 16th 2015, engine shut down in flight

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EASA Seeks Greater Cooperation Between Civil, Military ATM [feedly]

EASA Seeks Greater Cooperation Between Civil, Military ATM

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Chinese Bizjet Market Seen Dropping Again In 2015 [feedly]

Chinese Bizjet Market Seen Dropping Again In 2015

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Apache Down [feedly]

Apache Down

A Royal Netherlands Air Force Apache crashed during a firing exercise in Mali March 17, killing both crew members.


UM Rosenstiel School Unveils New Helicopter Observation Platform [feedly]

UM Rosenstiel School Unveils New Helicopter Observation Platform

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