Finnish air force launches Hornet replacement project [feedly]

miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2015

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Finnish air force launches Hornet replacement project
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The Finnish air force has launched a five-year process to select a new fighter to replace 61 active Boeing F/A-18C/Ds acquired in the 1990s.
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Sikorsky, Bell Wish the Army Would Get Faster - Aviation Today [feedly]

Sikorsky, Bell Wish the Army Would Get Faster - Aviation Today
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The U.S. Army wants to go fast, but Sikorsky Aircraft and Bell Helicopter want it to go faster. The Army is pursuing the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) technology demonstrator initiative to develop the foundation for a family of vertical-lift aircraft capable ...

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'Drop-and-Forget': Russia Develops Supersonic Smart Bomb [feedly]

'Drop-and-Forget': Russia Develops Supersonic Smart Bomb
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Drop_and_Forget_Russia_Develops_Supersonic_Smart_Bomb_999.html

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Lockheed-Sikorsky union expected in 2015, pending review by China [feedly]

Lockheed-Sikorsky union expected in 2015, pending review by China
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lockheed-sikorsky-union-expected-in-2015-pending-re-417993/

Lockheed Martin expects to finalise its $9 billion acquisition of Sikorsky by year s end, pending a regulatory review in China, company officials say.

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Airbus names outsider to lead defence and space business [feedly]

Airbus names outsider to lead defence and space business
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-names-outsider-to-lead-defence-and-space-busi-417997/

Airbus has named Siemens executive Dirk Hoke to succeed Bernhard Gerwert as chief executive of Airbus Defence and Space next year, reaching outside the company to succeed a 36-year veteran of the company.

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Boeing Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results; Raises Revenue, EPS and Cash Flow Guidance [feedly]

Boeing Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results; Raises Revenue, EPS and Cash Flow Guidance
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2015-10-21-Boeing-Reports-Strong-Third-Quarter-Results-Raises-Revenue-EPS-and-Cash-Flow-Guidance

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Embraer SA: SkyWest, Inc. orders 19 additional E175s to fly for Delta ... - MarketWatch [feedly]


Embraer SA: SkyWest, Inc. orders 19 additional E175s to fly for Delta ...
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SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer and SkyWest, Inc. (SkyWest) have signed a firm order for an additional 19 E175s jets. The aircraft will be flown by SkyWest Airlines, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest, under a ...

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Western Certification Issues May Clip MA700 Market Success - Aviation Week [feedly]

Western Certification Issues May Clip MA700 Market Success - Aviation Week
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Western Certification Issues May Clip MA700 Market Success
Aviation Week
Obtaining Western airworthiness acceptance is looming as a key difficulty for the Avic MA700 turboprop airliner program, which has begun moving down a regulatory path that has led the Comac C919 to what may be a seriously curtailed market.

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Tigerair A320 engine cowling falls off mid-flight [feedly]

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German probe looks into Eurowings A330 cowl loss [feedly]

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Transaero to be grounded on 26 October [feedly]

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Lockheed Martin Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results [feedly]

Lockheed Martin Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2015/october/1019-hq-q3-earnings.html

  • Net sales of $11.5 billion
  • Net earnings of $865 million, or $2.77 per share
  • Generated cash from operations of $1.5 billion
  • Repurchased 4.1 million shares, and increased share repurchase program by $3.0 billion
  • Increased quarterly dividend rate 10 percent to $1.65 per share
  • Updates 2015 outlook and provides trend information for 2016


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F-16V Takes Flight [feedly]

F-16V Takes Flight
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2015/october/f-16v-takes-flight.html


The innovative F-16V configuration provides advanced combat capabilities in a scalable and affordable package. Lockheed Martin photo by Randy Crites.


FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 21, 2015 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully completed the maiden flight of the F-16V, the latest and most advanced F-16 on the market today. The October 16 flight marks the first time an F-16 has flown with Northrop Grumman's advanced APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR), which will deliver a quantum leap in capability for the venerable F-16.

The F-16V "Viper" advanced avionics configuration also includes a new cockpit Center Pedestal Display, a modernized mission computer, a high-capacity Ethernet data bus, and several other missions systems enhancements that collectively add significant combat capabilities to address the dynamic threat environments emerging in the coming decades.

"This flight marks a historic milestone in the evolution of the F-16," said Rod McLean, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group. "The new F-16V configuration includes numerous enhancements designed to keep the F-16 at the forefront of international security, strengthening its position as the world's foremost combat-proven 4th Generation fighter aircraft."

The F-16V, an option for both new production F-16s and F-16 upgrades, is the next generation configuration that leverages a common worldwide sustainment infrastructure and provides significant capability improvements to the world's most affordable, combat-proven multi-role fighter.

Northrop Grumman's APG-83 SABR AESA fire control radar provides 5th Generation air-to-air and air-to-ground radar capability. Northrop Grumman also provides AESA radars for the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.

With more than 4,550 F-16s delivered to date, the F-16V is a natural step in the evolution of the world's most successful 4th Generation fighter.

For additional information, visit our website: lockheedmartin.com/f16

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.

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Northrop Grumman's Victor Aguilar-Ruiz and Paco Steve Freire Receive Awards at HENAAC Conference Recognizing Top Hispanic Engineers, Scientists [feedly]

Northrop Grumman's Victor Aguilar-Ruiz and Paco Steve Freire Receive Awards at HENAAC Conference Recognizing Top Hispanic Engineers, Scientists
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsarchive/noc/press/xml/nitf.html?d=10152909

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 19, 2015 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employees Victor Aguilar-Ruiz and Paco Steve Freire were honored for being outstanding role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) this weekend at the 27th Annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) put on by Great Minds in STEM(TM) in Pasadena, California.

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CAA claims Watchkeeper controlled airspace flight was isolated event [feedly]

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CAA claims Watchkeeper controlled airspace flight was isolated event
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The recent flight of a Thales Watchkeeper in controlled airspace in Wales was simply a one-off , and a lot more work must be done before unmanned systems of its size can routinely fly through national airspace, the UK Civil Aviation Authority says.
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EASA lays out plan to prevent Germanwings crash recurrence [feedly]

EASA lays out plan to prevent Germanwings crash recurrence
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/easa-lays-out-plan-to-prevent-germanwings-crash-recu-417977/

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ANALYSIS: Dream Chaser spaceplane not just wishful thinking [feedly]

ANALYSIS: Dream Chaser spaceplane not just wishful thinking
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-dream-chaser-spaceplane-not-just-wishful-t-417648/

When NASA chose seven-seat capsule concepts from Boeing and SpaceX for full development funding in 2015 in its bid to restore a US manned spaceflight capability lost with the 2011 retirement of the Space Shuttle fleet it looked like the end of the runway for the Dream Chaser, an alternative concept that could be described as a mini Shuttle.

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Hindustan Aeronautics’ Light Combat Helicopter moves closer to certification [feedly]

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Lockheed completes maiden flight of F-16V aircraft [feedly]


http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newslockheed-completes-maiden-flight-of-f-16v-aircraft-4699541

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the maiden flight of latest and most advanced F-16 aircraft, the F-16V, demonstrating advanced combat capabilities.

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USAF to update its C-130 fleet with Rolls-Royce T56 Series 3.5 upgrade [feedly]

USAF to update its C-130 fleet with Rolls-Royce T56 Series 3.5 upgrade
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-to-update-its-c-130-fleet-with-rolls-royce-t56-series-35-upgrade-4699537

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Microlight legend is closing: Quicksilver Declares Itself 'Insolvent' [feedly]

More 'Signs Of The Times?' Quicksilver Declares Itself 'Insolvent'
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Home made ultra light jet: First Customer-Built SubSonex Flies! [feedly]


First Customer-Built SubSonex Personal Jet Flies!
Second Factory Prototype Also Achieves First Flight;
SubSonex Books More Airshows
October 16, 2015, Oshkosh, WI
Sonex Aircraft extends its congratulations to Redge Greenberg of Durango, Colorado, who made the first flight of SubSonex serial number JSX0003 yesterday, October 15th: the first customer-built SubSonex Personal Jet to fly! "I flew the SubSonex this morning, for about 35 minutes… all went well," writes Redge. "My regards to Dwight Tolfer who was a big help for me during the construction project that was done almost entirely in my garage."

Redge received the first SubSonex kit delivery in February, 2015, an Ultra-Quick-Build kit with optional Triton Trailer (see our February 16th Press Release). The SubSonex is sold as a Quick Build Kit only, leaving very little work for the customer, and providing almost everything needed to fly with the exception of avionics and paint! Two Quick Build Kit versions are offered: an EAB-compliant kit for the traditional builder including pre-built wings, fuselage and canopy; and an Experimental Exhibition category Ultra- Quick Build Kit with no “51 percent rule” restrictions. The Ultra-Quick Build customer will install the easily-removable outboard wing panels, engine and fuel system, bolt-in the retractable landing gear, install avionics, electrical systems and controls, install the supplied BRS, fiberglass components and upholstery, and add paint.

"I hold commercial glider, helicopter & single engine land licenses, accumulating 4500+ hours in numerous aircraft," wrote Greenberg for our February press release, "but I never got the chance to fly a jet. I first saw the prototype of the SubSonex at Oshkosh, and followed the development for over a year. When Sonex offered the jet as a kit, I was first in line. Like my RV8, the SubSonex is aerobatic, but the Sonex company also included a ballistic parachute for extra safety."
With two SubSonex JSX-2 factory prototype aircraft now flying, Redge's SubSonex makes number 3 in the worldwide fleet, with 6 more customer kits currently under construction.


2nd Factory Prototype SubSonex JSX-2 Achieves First Flight on October 7th
The skies over Oshkosh were once again filled with tiny jet noise on the afternoon of October 7th as the JSX-2 worldwide fleet doubled with first flight of SubSonex N241SJ! John Monnett took the sister ship of #1 JSX-2 prototype N141SJ for a short flight, which was uneventful and successful. #2 JSX-2 N241SJ was constructed at the same time as N141SJ, but flying the aircraft took a back seat to flying and refining it's "Sonex yellow" sibling, leading to it's use advertising the design as the airshow bird of Bob Carlton's Vertigo Airshows. The gray, shark-mouthed JSX-2 #2 will serve as Sonex's Oshkosh-based SubSonex factory demonstrator, and incorporates all the latest refinements to the SubSonex design.


Two More Shows Added to SubSonex Airshow Schedule
Bob Carlton recently added the 8th and 9th events to the SubSonex 2015 performance schedule, capping-off a hugely successful year for the inaugural show season in the new jet. We are particularly excited to announce that the SubSonex will be performing at the annual Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show! The SubSonex offers a unique experience in jet shows, combining jet speed with small aircraft maneuverability and close-in aerobatics. See the full show schedule on the Sonex Events Page.
  • Boshears Skyfest: October 17-18th, Augusta, GA
    This air show and fly-in will be celebrating it's 22nd annual event in 2015. The show is dedicated to inspire others to fly, especially youth in the Central Savannah River Area.
     
  • NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show: November 6-7th, Pensacola, FL
    The Blue Angel Homecoming Air Show is an annual tradition at NAS Pensacola, wrapping-up the season with a special show to thank residents of the Blue Angels' home base community. Attractions include the Naval Aviation Museum, and the opportunity to get a unique look at the operations of the Blue's home field. After Aero-News.net suggested the SubSonex as replacement aircraft for the USAF Thunderbirds, Sonex Aircraft is hopeful that Navy admirals will take interest in the SubSonex during the Pensacola show.
Sonex Aircraft, LLC is a leader in the experimental kit aircraft industry, providing a series of sport aircraft along with the AeroConversions line of products, which include the AeroVee engine, AeroVee Turbo, AeroInjector and ancillary aviation products. Sonex Aircraft’s Sonex, Waiex, and Onex sport planes, the Xenos sport motorglider, and the SubSonex Personal Jet, offer outstanding performance in an easy to build, easy to fly kit package that can be purchased and completed with full technical support at an unrivaled price. Highly regarded as an engineering company, Sonex has diversified its offerings to include the Teros line of UAV aircraft for civil and defense missions in conjunction with Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation. Sonex and AeroConversions continue to invest heavily in developing new products. Our team is committed to providing simple, elegant and low-cost solutions for sport flying. Simply put, Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions products provide the Best Performance Per Dollar. Check us out at www.SonexAircraft.com and www.AeroConversions.com

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A closer look at NASA's journey to Mars road map [feedly]

A closer look at NASA's journey to Mars road map
http://www.gizmag.com/nasa-journey-to-mars-road-map/39918/

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