After 4th delay, delivery of Mitsubishi jet expected in late 2018 - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

miércoles, 23 de diciembre de 2015

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/business/AJ201512170038

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Spanish aerospace tech champion puts down Puget Sound roots - The Seattle Times [feedly]

Spanish aerospace tech champion puts down Puget Sound roots
The Seattle Times
Key customers: Boeing, Airbus, Comac of China, Irkut of Russia and Embraer of Brazil. Local expansion: MTorres acquired Pacifica Engineering, with 55 employees, in 2012. It now employs 115 and expects to reach 175 next year. MTorres has won three ...

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Airbus Beluga XL Production Starts - Airways News (blog) [feedly]

Airbus Beluga XL Production Starts
Airways News (blog)
Airbus_A330-200_Beluga_XL_-_1st_metal_cut The first cut of the Beluga XL MSN001 took place in Spain, after completing the detailed design phase. According to the airframer, the rear fuselage section is produced by Aernnova, and it will be the first ...

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Aciturri Aeronautics and Prodintec to 3D print airplane parts in Spain - 3ders.org (blog) [feedly]

Aciturri Aeronautics and Prodintec to 3D print airplane parts in Spain
3ders.org (blog)
Spanish aviation leader Aciturri Aeronautics has recognized 3D printing and additive manufacturing as the future of the aviation industry, and is looking to form strong technical partnerships with 3D printing specialists as a key business strategy ...

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La France confirme la commande de 8 MRTT - Air & Cosmos [feedly]

La France confirme la commande de 8 MRTT
Air & Cosmos
Airbus Defence & Space annonce avoir enregistré une seconde commande ferme de la DGA pour la livraison de huit avions ravitailleurs d'A330 MRTT. Ce qui porte à neuf le nombre total d'exemplaires commandés par la France, sur un besoin final de douze ...

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Northrop Grumman set to develop tail-sitter UAV for DARPA's TERN program



http://www.gizmag.com/darpa-northrop-grumman-tern/40909/

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/flying-wing-tailsitter-emerges-as-last-proposal-for-420005/



TERN: Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node http://www.darpa.mil/program/tactically-exploited-reconnaissance-node



Northrop Grumman revealed a flying-wing tailsitter design as the company’s offering for an experimental unmanned air system that can bring Predator-sized payload and endurance to naval ships smaller than aircraft carriers.

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FAA green-lights Yamaha’s crop-spraying UAV, clears way for drone agriculture


http://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/technology/faa-green-lights-yamahas-agriculture-uav-clearing-the-way-for-drone-agriculture-159501/

After patrolling Japanese fields for 25 years, flyers set to take on U.S. crops

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Germany wants a new fighter to replace the Tornado



draft document from the Defense Ministry – seen by Reuters – said it was also possible that the jet would be designed to be optionally manned.

Germany is to approach its European partners next year to discuss on the new fighter.

http://alert5.com/2015/12/21/germany-wants-a-new-fighter-to-replace-the-tornado/

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-germany-defence-jet-idUKKBN0U30PS20151220


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Faulty instrument delays Mars lander launch [feedly]

Faulty instrument delays Mars lander launch
http://www.gizmag.com/insight-nasa-lander-launch-delay/41045/

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US restarts production of plutonium-238 to power space missions [feedly]

US restarts production of plutonium-238 to power space missions
http://www.gizmag.com/ornl-plutonium-238-production-space/41041/

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​PICTURES: KAI, Lockheed rollout T-X prototype [feedly]

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Canada close to deciding CF-18 withdrawal plan [feedly]

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Italian Air Force selects Tecnam to provide Integrated Training System



Tecnam had been selected to provide an Integrated Training System (ITS), including three Tecnam P2006T Twins to the Italian Air Force (ITA AF).

The Italian Air Force’s decision follows an extensive two year procurement evaluation programme and consists of Tecnam providing not only three P2006T Twin aircraft but also a flight simulator, training for pilots and technicians and maintenance/assistance for a contract period of 3 years and 3.600 hours in total.

At the ITA AF request Tecnam will be incorporating small design changes to ensure the aircraft are fit for the tough requirements of military service. The three P2006T’s will fly with military identification marks, once the validation from EASA CS-23 to AER/Italian Air Force certification has been achieved.

The Tecnam P2006T was certified under EASA CS-23, IFR category in 2009 and in a further 16 countries to date. It is available in a wide range of models including the P2006T SMP (Special Mission Platform) variant, which provides a flexible, safe and low cost surveillance platform with multiple sensor capability. NASA recently selected the Tecnam P2006T to evaluate ‘distributed power technology’ confirming the platform as one of the best design developed by Tecnam’s award winning President and Head of Design, Professor Luigi Pascale.

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Embraer KC-390 to rival turboprops in Canadian FWSAR comp [feedly]

Embraer KC-390 to rival turboprops in Canadian FWSAR comp
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/embraer-kc-390-to-rival-turboprops-in-canadian-fwsar-420304/

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F-35 not ruled out of Canadian fighter competition [feedly]

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Finland kicks-off F/A-18 replacement process [feedly]

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NASA Selects Contractor To Develop Robotic On-Orbit Satellite Assembly [feedly]

NASA Selects Contractor To Develop Robotic On-Orbit Satellite Assembly
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=fd37d8fb-c76c-4849-bf58-d61a53afd635

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SUCCESS!! SpaceX Lands Falcon 9 Booster At Cape Canaveral [feedly]

SUCCESS!! SpaceX Lands Falcon 9 Booster At Cape Canaveral
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=379ead4a-60d4-4d58-a2fa-d2a7049a1160

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DISA Awards $4.3B in Telecom Network Solutions | France Orders More Tigers, Plans $41.6B Budget Increase | US Intel Reveals China’s ICBM Tests [feedly]

DISA Awards $4.3B in Telecom Network Solutions | France Orders More Tigers, Plans $41.6B Budget Increase | US Intel Reveals China's ICBM Tests
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/disa-awards-4-3b-in-telecom-network-solutions-france-orders-more-tigers-plans-41-6b-budget-increase-us-intel-reveals-chinas-icbm-tests-032232/

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Dassault Aviation commences work on Qatar's Rafale contract [feedly]

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Antonov and Taqnia Aeronautics sign MoU to deliver 30 AN-178s to Royal Saudi AF [feedly]

Antonov and Taqnia Aeronautics sign MoU to deliver 30 AN-178s to RSAF
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsantonov-and-aqnia-aeronautics-sign-mou-to-deliver-30-an178s-to-rsaf-4759152

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