El Consejo de Ministros aprueba un Real Decreto que regula las normas de seguridad en aeródromos de uso restringido

lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2015

  • Estos requisitos técnicos sustituyen a la regulación actualmente vigente, establecida en la Orden Ministerial 1957/1966 de 26 de octubre de 1966
  • Se establecen, además, nuevos mecanismos de cooperación y coordinación con las Comunidades Autónomas, que tienen competencias sobre estas infraestructuras

Madrid, 27 de noviembre de 2015 (Ministerio de Fomento). El Consejo de Ministros ha dado hoy luz verde a un nuevo Real Decreto por el que se regulan las normas técnicas de seguridad operacional de aeródromos de uso restringido y por el que se modifican el Real Decreto 1189/2011 y la Orden de 24 de abril de 1986.

Con esta nueva norma, aplicable a los aeródromos en los que operan la aviación deportiva, los trabajos aéreos o las enseñanzas de vuelo, es decir, actividades no comerciales, los gestores de estas instalaciones están sujetos a la obligación de cumplir condiciones de seguridad en el diseño, construcción, uso y funcionamiento de las infraestructuras que gestionan. Estos requisitos técnicos, elaborados en base a estándares internacionalmente aceptados, sustituyen a la regulación actualmente vigente, establecida en la Orden Ministerial 1957/1966 de 26 de octubre de 1966 sobre condiciones y normas para el establecimiento de aeródromos privados.

Los aeródromos de uso público, aquellos en los que se realizan operaciones de transporte aéreo comercial de pasajeros, mercancías o correo, ya disponían de normas de seguridad, tanto en el ámbito nacional
(Real Decreto 862/2009), como en el europeo (Reglamentos (CE) 216/2008 y 1108/2009 del Parlamento y el Consejo).

Nuevos mecanismos de cooperación y coordinación con CC.AA. Además de las normas técnicas de seguridad operacional, el nuevo Real Decreto establece nuevos mecanismos de cooperación y coordinación con las Comunidades Autónomas, ya que tanto estas como el Estado tienen competencias distintas sobre este tipo de instalaciones. Estos instrumentos de cooperación abarcan desde a la fase de la elaboración de normativa hasta la fase de comprobación de requisitos.

BOE: http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2015/11/28/pdfs/BOE-A-2015-12893.pdf


Boeing 757 airliner lands for 1st time on Artantica



First Boeing 757 airliner landing on blue-ice runway in Antarctica


Union Glacier, Antarctica – November 26, 2015

The first ever landing of a commercial Boeing 757 passenger airliner on a blue-ice runway in Antarctica occurred today at Union Glacier. The landing was a joint partnership between Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE), Loftleidir Icelandic, and NAS Corporation Limited (NAS).

The Boeing 757-200 ER flight was undertaken to prove the feasibility of landing commercial passenger airliners at Union Glacier, as part of a larger investigation into the use of such aircraft for ALE's Antarctic operations.


Intercontinental flights for transporting passengers and cargo from Punta Arenas, Chile, to ALE's main camp at Union Glacier are usually made by combination passenger/cargo aircraft such as Lockheed Hercules L-382G and Ilyushin IL76-TD. These aircraft are tried and tested for blue-ice landings and for use in polar conditions. ALE is researching the potential for utilizing conventional passenger airliners in addition to passenger/cargo combination aircraft. The Boeing 757-200 ER, fitted with 62 business class seats, will enhance passenger comfort yet maintain the safety of ALE's activities and aircraft resources.

ALE transports 400-500 visitors to Antarctica each season, providing logistical support to many National Antarctic Programs and scientific research projects and offering guided, small group Experiences through its subsidiary Adventure Network International (ANI).



ALE's goal has always been to uphold the highest safety and environmental standards. By extending the range of aircraft that can be used to support visitors and scientific research, ALE also expands its evacuation capabilities, further ensuring safe and environmentally responsible operations.

ALE has a long history of aviation firsts in the interior of Antarctica. In 1985, its predecessor, ANI, pioneered private flights to the continent for an ascent of Mount Vinson. The company was the first to establish an inland, blue-ice airfield in Antarctica, the first to land wheeled aircraft on a blue-ice runway, and the first tour operator to fly guests to the Geographic South Pole.


About Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions – With more than 25 years of experience, ALE is the premier provider of land-based Antarctic experiences and logistical services. From its blue-ice runway and base camp at Union Glacier, guests can venture to the summit of Mount Vinson, fly to the South Pole, journey to an emperor penguin colony, or attempt an expedition in the spirit of early explorers. ALE also offers a full range of logistical services to support National Antarctic Programs and deep-field scientific research.

About Loftleidir Icelandic – A subsidiary of Icelandair Group, along with 8 other companies in various sectors of the travel industry, it offers consolidated and quality services to airlines and tour operators, such as full charter service, ACMI and AM leasing, crew leasing and flight operations.

About Niche Aviation SolutionsA small private company specialized solely in aviation related subjects. The owners having had experience of owning and operating their own heavy jet airline, now apply their knowledge to assisting others. The owners of NAS have worked with Polar Services and ANI since 1999 assisting with the air bridge to Antarctica. NAS is a Dynamic Niche provider with innovative offerings and customer tailored solutions to some of the most challenging markets in the World.


Sikorsky, Yale University and ESPN are All Hiring - Patch.com [feedly]

Sikorsky, Yale University and ESPN are All Hiring
During the holiday season and as we get ready to start a new year, many people are looking to change jobs and possibly careers. Here are dozens of available jobs at Sikorsky Aircraft, Yale University and ESPN, which are some of the ...


Russian Airliner MC-21 fire-protection system passes initial tests [feedly]

MC-21 fire-protection system passes initial tests

Russian supplier Technodinamika has carried out initial tests of the fire-protection system for the Irkut MC-21.


PICTURE: A330neo engine carries out first test run [feedly]

PICTURE: A330neo engine carries out first test run

Rolls-Royce has carried out the initial run of a demonstrator Trent 7000 engine, the powerplant which will be fitted to the Airbus A330neo.


The C919 May Be A Bigger Threat To Boeing Than Anticipated - Seeking Alpha [feedly]

Seeking Alpha

The C919 May Be A Bigger Threat To Boeing Than Anticipated
Seeking Alpha
The C919 was a clean sheet try at competing with Boeing and Airbus. Comac took a completely new approach to the development and brought in expat engineers from abroad who had previously worked at Boeing and Airbus, along with some local talent.

  • The ARJ21 disaster left many under the belief China does not have what it takes to compete in the commercial aircraft sector.
  • Big structural differences between the nationalistic ARJ21 project and commercially focused C919 project.
  • Many similarities in the C919 project and High Speed Rail development in China.


Final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Departs Long Beach Assembly Facility [feedly]

Long Beach's #C17FlyBye commemorates aircraft's legacy.
C-17 global fleet support, maintenance and upgrades continue.

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 29, 2015 – The final Boeing [NYSE: BA] C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company's plant in Long Beach, Calif. departed on Sunday, Nov. 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach.

The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company's San Antonio location, where it will remain until delivery to the Qatar Emiri Air Force early in 2016.

With the completion of C-17 production, Boeing will continue the Globemaster III legacy, providing support, maintenance and upgrades to the worldwide C-17 fleet under the C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP) Performance-Based Logistics agreement.

"This is truly the end of an era. It's a sad day, but one that all of the Boeing employees and suppliers who have worked over the years building this great aircraft can be proud of," said Nan Bouchard, vice president and C-17 program manager.

"Our team's work and dedication and professionalism created one of the world's leading airlifters, a plane that is at the forefront for providing humanitarian aid and has changed the way the U.S. Air Force and our international partners mobilize for operations and aeromedical support," Bouchard said.

The decision to end production of the C-17 production program was announced in 2013. Since the first C-17 took to the air on Sept. 15, 1991, the C-17 fleets for the U.S. Air Force and international partners have amassed more than three million flying hours supporting airlift of troops and large cargo, precision airdrop of humanitarian supplies and lifesaving aeromedical missions.

Boeing has been a part of California and its rich aerospace legacy for more than 90 years, with more than 15,000 airplanes – military and commercial – produced at Boeing facilities including those run by Boeing legacy companies McDonnell Aircraft Company, Douglas Aircraft Company and North American Aviation. Today Southern California occupies a diversified footprint of Boeing operations including commercial aviation; satellite manufacturing and new markets such as cyber security. Boeing has more than 16,000 employees in California and remains committed to defense and commercial business in the state.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Defense, Space & Security is a $31 billion business with about 50,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.


UAV presence at HeliRussia 2016 grows - Vertical Magazine (press release) [feedly]

UAV presence at HeliRussia 2016 grows
Vertical Magazine (press release)
At HeliRussia 2016 it is planned to address the topics of legal regulation of civilian UAV use, as well as other relevant issues. Various representatives of the different aviation industry spheres are attending business program, which makes it highly ...


Mitsubishi talks MRJ sales as new day dawns for Japanese aviation [feedly]

Mitsubishi talks MRJ sales as new day dawns for Japanese aviation

Having achieved first flight this month, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) fulfilled a promise that dates back eight years to the Paris Air Show of June 2007: to create the first modern Japanese jet airliner. Like a number of other upcoming airframers, it's using the 70-100 seater large regional jet market to do it.

It is certainly a crowded market, but geopolitics might be on Mitsubishi's side. In the context of the ongoing frosty relationship between the Kremlin and the West that affects Russian aircraft like the Sukhoi Superjet, perception issues around Comac's ARJ21 and C919 in China, and Bombardier's well-documented issues with the CSeries, the Japanese company would appear to be one of the stronger international challengers to Embraer's dominance in the future 70-100 seater battle. The Brazilians, of course, have had their own well-documented issues with the much-vaunted E2 cabin's safety certification... read full article in: http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/11/27/mitsubishi-talks-mrj-sales-and-paxex-as-new-day-dawns-for-japanese-aviation/


How's USAF Going To Manage That Bomber Deal, Anyway? We Still Don't Know [feedly]

How's USAF Going To Manage That Bomber Deal, Anyway? We Still Don't Know

Questions persist about how USAF is going to manage the LRS-B bomber contract despite the big announcement.


Germany Supports France In Fight Against Terrorism [feedly]

Germany Supports France In Fight Against Terrorism

Germany has pledged support to France in the fight against terrorism on two separate occasions over the last two days.


Russian aircraft occasionally intrude Israeli airspace, whereas Turkish jets regularly violate the Greek one. [feedly]

Russian aircraft occasionally intrude Israeli airspace, whereas Turkish jets regularly violate the Greek one.

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Era closes as last Boeing C-17 departs Long Beach [feedly]

Era closes as last Boeing C-17 departs Long Beach

Boeing officially marked the end of aircraft production at a 74-year-old plant in Long Beach, California, on 29 November, flying the last C-17 out of the factory complex on Lakewood, Boulevard.


PICTURES: Chengdu Airlines takes delivery of first ARJ21 [feedly]

PICTURES: Chengdu Airlines takes delivery of first ARJ21

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Russia to supply communication system to China’s Su-35 fleet [feedly]


Philippines receives first two FA-50 fighter jets from South Korea [feedly]


Tecnam Installs Lycoming iE2s On P2012 Traveller


Roll Out Of The New Airplane Slated For February 2016

Two Integrated Electronic Engines (iE2) built by Lycoming Engines have been successfully installed on Tecnam's P2012 Traveller test aircraft. Roll-out of this next generation, 11-seats, twin piston engine aircraft is due in February 2016, and its first flight is scheduled for June 2016.


Helicopter In LA May Have Been Hit By A UAV [feedly]

Helicopter In LA May Have Been Hit By A UAV

Robinson R22 Sustained Substantial Damage, Instructor Pilot Injured A Robinson R22 helicopter hit something during a flight Monday night, and the pilots of the aircraft believe it was a UAV.


Thales new rudder-by-wire flight control system will fly on Cessna Citation Longitude

Thales announces its unique Rudder Flight Control electronics system will fly on the Cessna Citation Longitude, unveiled yesterday at the NBAA Show in Las Vegas.
  • Thales will develop a “rudder by wire” flight control system for the Cessna Citation Longitude.
  • Result of Thales efforts on advanced flight controls designed to improve safety, passenger comfort and reduce weight.
  • Thales now supply Flight control solutions for all North American business jet OEMs including Gulfstream and Bombardier.

Thales announces its unique Rudder Flight Control electronics system will fly on the Cessna Citation Longitude, unveiled yesterday at the NBAA Show in Las Vegas.

This innovative use of “Rudder-by-wire” is the culmination of efforts by Thales teams in developing new and better flight controls for business jets. It fulfills some of the key driving trends in the market, including weight reduction, improving safety and the comfort of passengers.

Thales teams came up with a unique solution based around a pair of Thales Smart Electronic Control Units (SECUs). These use electrical signals to augment pilot inputs from rudder pedals, and enhance the stability of the aircraft, making the flight trim smoother and allowing the pilot to better control the plane.
The use of electrical impulses allows for the complete elimination of the heavy cables and pulleys of a conventional rudder control system, thus reducing weight. The innovative use of a paired set of SECUs, serves as a self-checking mechanism allowing for better control integrity. It also makes the system more streamlined, thus optimizing production, and providing superior availability, reliability and integrity to the OEM.

Thales Canadian team, at the Montreal Centre of Excellence in flight control electronics, will develop system engineering and software based on Control Laws supplied by Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.

With addition of Cessna, Thales flight control systems now span every major business jet manufacturer in North America, including Gulfstream’s all-new G500 and G600 aircraft as well as their long-range G650 platform, and Bombardier’s Global 5000/6000 aircraft.
"Thales pioneered fly-by-wire technology almost 40 years ago, and we believe that Cessna’s confidence in us as we embark on this exciting next step in flight control development is a major milestone. Rudder-by-wire helps on many of the modern challenges faced by OEMs. We therefore look forward to working with Cessna on flight control electronics for this superb business jet.”

Michel Grenier, Thales Vice President for Avionics in Canada


Self-healing gel to repair and connect electronic circuits [feedly]

Self-healing gel to repair and connect electronic circuits

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Jeremy Clarkson unveils Amazon's new delivery drone [feedly]

Jeremy Clarkson unveils Amazon's new delivery drone

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UK adding 9 P-8 Poseidons, 24 F-35 stealth fighters to its warplane repository


"We are going to step up the aircraft carrier punch of the United Kingdom. We are going to make sure that when these aircraft carriers are available they are going to have planes that can fly from them in force," the BBC reported Osborne as saying. "By 2023, we will be able to have these jets—some of the most powerful in the world—the F-35, on the decks of these carriers and Britain, second only to the United States, will be able to project power abroad in order to defend ourselves at home."


Airbus y Boeing re descubren las cabinas desmontables