Police fear drone attack on airliner

lunes, 7 de diciembre de 2015

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Crime/article1641756.ece


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3348064/Drone-attacks-airliners-biggest-risk-posed-unmanned-aircraft-warns-anti-terror-expert.html


  • Defence specialist Colin Smith said unmanned aircraft endanger passengers
  • Officials worry that they could be flown into jet engines and take planes down
  • Smith also said they could be used to drag Isis banners at high-profile events
  • There are already near misses every week, he said - and demand is rising


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Stealth drones are in South Korea's future defense plans

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UAE, Russia agree to cooperate in space industry [feedly]

UAE, Russia agree to cooperate in space industry
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/UAE_Russia_agree_to_cooperate_in_space_industry_999.html

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Russia on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a strategic partnership in the field of space exploration. The MoU was inked by Chairman of the UAE Space Agency Khalifa Mohammed Al-Rumaithi and General Director of the Russian Federal Space Agency ROSCOMOS Igor Komarov. The deal allows for extensive cooperation in space polic...

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Spring Airlines orders 60 A320neos [feedly]

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Europe’s Clean Sky 2 Will Pave Way For A320 Replacement



Europe will advance toward an all-new single-aisle airliner around 2030 or beyond with large-scale airframe technology demonstrations under the €4 billion ($4.3 billion) Clean Sky 2 public-private research program. Building on the Clean Sky 1 program that began in 2008 and will wind up in 2017, the new program “is not starting from scratch, but will revisit different elements of the airframe to achieve step changes in efficiency in all of them,” says Bruno Stoufflet, ...http://demo2.aviationweek.com/technology/europe-s-clean-sky-2-will-pave-way-a320-replacement

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Reduced separation over North Atlantic is precursor to Aireon [feedly]

Reduced separation over North Atlantic is precursor to Aireon
http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/12/06/reduced-separation-over-north-atlantic-is-precursor-to-aireon/

At least 63% of flights transiting over the Gander Oceanic Flight Information Region (FIR) – which stretches from the east coast of Canada to about halfway across the North Atlantic – carry the necessary equipment to participate in a project that will space aircraft closer together on the high-traffic corridor in a bid to increase capacity, cut flying time and reduce fuel burn, NAV CANADA confirms.

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Let’s have a look at the Russian Air Force Il-80 Maxdome, Putin’s “doomsday plane” [feedly]

Let's have a look at the Russian Air Force Il-80 Maxdome, Putin's "doomsday plane"
http://theaviationist.com/2015/12/04/lets-have-a-look-at-the-russian-air-force-il-80-maxdome-putins-doomsday-plane/

The next generation Il-80 airborne command post is about to enter active service with the Russian Air Force. The Russian Air Force will soon operate an upgraded Il-80 Maxdome airborne command post. In fact, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, a "new" version of the Russian "doomsday plane" has recently successfully completed the testing campaign […]

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Emirates to retire over 50 jets in next three years [feedly]

Emirates to retire over 50 jets in next three years
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/emirates-to-retire-over-50-jets-in-next-three-years-419782/

Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is to take delivery of 20 Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777-300ERs in 2016 as part of a modernisation which includes withdrawing over 50 jets in the next three years.

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OPINION: C-17's departure hands strategic opportunity to Airbus [feedly]

OPINION: C-17's departure hands strategic opportunity to Airbus
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-c-17s-departure-hands-strategic-opportunit-419729/

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Attorneys Say Airbus Rudders Have Been An Issue For Some Time [feedly]

Attorneys Say Airbus Rudders Have Been An Issue For Some Time
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=46bd305a-a7ba-4d96-a348-ed2b7f47efac

White Paper Published Prior To Indonesian Aviation Authority Report On Air Asia Accident Detailing History Of Rudder Problems An aviation law firm in October published a white paper focused what it says is a history of rudder problems with Airbus Airplanes, perhaps particularly relevant because Indonesian aviation officials just published their final report concerning the loss of Air Asia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320 which went down in the Java Sea in December of last year.

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Students create a human-carrying multicopter [feedly]

Students create a human-carrying multicopter
http://www.gizmag.com/snowstorm-singapore-single-pilot-multicopter/40750/

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