No fear of C919 for a generation

jueves, 5 de noviembre de 2015

The first COMAC C919 was rolled out of the factory over the weekend, China’s mainline entry into the fiercely competitive arena now “owned” by the Airbus-Boeing duopoly.
Although the two giants each has said China is the next competitor they will have to face, the Big Two have nothing to worry about for a generation to come.

Here’s why.


ITP strengthens its presence in Asia Pacific with the opening of a new representative office in Singapore

ITP has opened a new representative office in Singapore with the aim of strengthening its presence in the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) market in Asia Pacific.

ITP has an established portfolio of clients in the region, including airlines like Cebu Pacific, Lion Air, Asian Wings and Yangon Airways. From its new office in Singapore, the company will have a closer interface with current clients and thus contributing to a better and more efficient customer support. Also, leveraging Singapore's status as a key aviation industry hub, ITP will reinforce its commercial reach in the region.

Asia Pacific is the area with the largest number of Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW100 engine operators, for which ITP is a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF), covering all the large family models. The PW100 turboprop engine is the proven airline benchmark for low fuel consumption on the shorter routes of 350 miles or less, and is experiencing rapid growth among Asia's regional airline operators. Furthermore, PW100 engines in Asia Pacific currently amount to 25% of the worldwide fleet and are expected to reach 33% of the global market by 2025.

José Luis Zubeldia, Head of the ITP In Service Support business unit, says: "The new Singapore office will contribute to building and maintaining a closer relation with our current clients. It will therefore help us to improve customer support, and also put us in a better position to pursue new business opportunities in the area, leveraging our leading position in the regional aircraft MRO market with the PW100."

ITP, jointly held by Sener Aeronáutica (53.125%) and Rolls-Royce (46.875%), includes among its activities such areas as Design, Research & Development, Manufacturing and Casting, as well as the Assembly and Testing of aeronautical engines and gas turbines. It is also an official maintenance service provider for the majority of the world's currently active engine manufacturers. ITP has 17 production centres in Spain, Great Britain, Malta, the USA, India and Mexico, and a staff of 3065 workers.


This Super Glass Material Is Almost As Strong As Steel

As engineers continue to push what is possible for our buildings and gadgets, so too do they find new ways to tweak the properties of glass. Typically, glass is produced by heating minerals to a high temperature then letting them cool, but much of the glass that glistens on the sides of skyscrapers and makes up the screens on smartphones and tablets is made via special production processes that strengthen the material by adding metal. Now a team of Japanese researchers has found a way to add a version of aluminum to the glass using a novel production method, according to a study published last month in Scientific Reports.


ScanEagle: Quadcopter drone system launches military UAV into the sky and then catches it

This odd-sounding concept is the basis of a new system called Flying Launch and Recovery System (FLARES), which is designed to upgrade the 13-year-old Boeing Insitu ScanEagle, which was built in 2002 and was used for a decade by the US Navy, the US Marine Corps, the Australian Army, the Canadian Army and the Tunisian Army.


Lockheed Martin gets final approval for Sikorsky acquisition - Aerospace Manufacturing and Design [feedly]

Lockheed Martin gets final approval for Sikorsky acquisition
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
Bethesda, Maryland – Lockheed Martin has received the final regulatory approval needed to close its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, maker of military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, from United Technologies Corp. The completion of the regulatory ...


Sikorsky Completes VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement ... - PR Newswire (press release) [feedly]

Sikorsky Completes VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement ...
PR Newswire (press release)
STRATFORD, Conn., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced today the successful completion of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Preliminary Design Review (PDR), completion of the integration and ...

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Airbus intros military satellite communications service [feedly]

Airbus intros military satellite communications service

Toulouse, France (UPI) Nov 4, 2015
A military satellite communications service has been launched by Airbus Defense and Space using compact X-band terminals and the Skynet satellite network. The service, called XEBRA, offers high throughput, mobile satellite communications for tactical- and intelligence- based missions. The terminals weigh just 11.2 pounds. Terminal size is about 9 x 9.8 x 3.1 inches. Airbus


Nuevo pedido de flota de largo radio para Iberia, dos nuevos Airbus A330-200

  • Se trata de dos nuevos Airbus A330-200 que recibirá entre 2017 y 2018
  • Los Airbus A330/200 son aviones bimotores, muy eficientes en cuanto a consumo de combustible y con un alcance máximo de 11.500 kilómetros
  • Con estos dos A330/200, son 29 los aviones de largo radio adquiridos por Iberia en poco más de un año, 13 A330-200 y 16 A350-900 de nueva generación



Madrid, 5 de noviembre de 2015


Iberia ha confirmado un nuevo pedido de flota de largo radio, en este caso por dos aviones A330-200, que recibirá entre 2017 y 2018.


Los Airbus A330/200 son aviones bimotores, modernos y eficientes en el consumo de combustible, por lo que proporcionarán tanto eficiencias en costes como beneficios medioambientales. Su alcance puede llegar hasta los 11.500 kilómetros.


Con estos dos nuevos AirbusA330/200, son 29 los aviones de largo radio recientemente adquiridos por Iberia, que la compañía empezará a recibir a partir del próximo mes. Se trata de 13 Airbus A330-200, cuya entrega está prevista entre el próximo mes de diciembre y marzo de 2018, y 16 Airbus A350-900 de nueva generación, que recibirá entre 2018 y 2021.


Este nuevo pedido permitirá la expansión de la flota de largo radio de la compañía.


Los nuevos aviones dispondrán de las nuevas cabinas de Business y Turista. En Business butacas camas de dos metros, todas con acceso directo al pasillo, pantallas individuales de 15 pulgadas con múltiples opciones de cine, música, series, juegos, documentales, entre. En turista, butacas que ofrecen más espacio al cliente, también con pantallas individuales. En todo el avión, wifi y conectividad GSM.



La Business de largo radio de Iberia ha recibido la máxima puntuación entre las que vuelan entre Europa y América Latina por la plataforma norteamericana especializada en viajes y referente en el mercado, Skift, que destaca el espacio disponible para los clientes, las facilidades para trabajar a bordo, el espacio para almacenar los objetos personales y los menús que ofrece a bordo. La nueva clase turista, por otro lado, está siendo muy bien valorada por los cliente por la comodidad, el entretenimiento a bordo y la conectividad.





USN to continue buying Boeing Super Hornets as F-35Cs arrive [feedly]

USN to continue buying Boeing Super Hornets as F-35Cs arrive

The US Navy officials have reaffirmed plans to procure an additional 24 to 26 Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets through fiscal 2018 year while also boosting F/A-18C life-extension rates, primarily due to delays in fielding the carrier-based Lockheed Martin F-35C.


Air New Zealand signs for 15 ATR 72s [feedly]


ESA shortlists CubeSat concepts to accompany its Asteroid Impact Mission [feedly]

ESA shortlists CubeSat concepts to accompany its Asteroid Impact Mission

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