Russia's aerohydrodynamic centre TsAGI conducts wind-tunnel tests on Il-112V - will replace An-26

viernes, 29 de julio de 2016

FSUE "TsAGI" experts conducted tests on flutter model of military transport aircraft Il-112V

In July, the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor NE Zhukovsky (included in SIC "Zhukovsky Institute") at the request of JSC "Aviation Complex named after SV Ilyushin "the first stage of tests on flutter dynamically similar models of military transport aircraft Il-112V. The experiment took place in a subsonic wind tunnel.

Scale model is 1: 5, wingspan - 5.3 m, weight - 300 kg. To ensure standardized reserves critical flutter speed it was simulated flight at speeds up to 650 km / h. The test results obtained by the various forms of flutter and found that their critical velocity exceeds the specified - 650 km / h. These data indicate adequate speed reserve safety of aircraft flutter. During the experiment, experts also investigated other parameters influencing fuel consumption, commercial load, rigidity, and possible changes in the dynamic characteristics of the aircraft in flight.

To give a final conclusion on the safety of aircraft flutter, TsAGI specialists will conduct a number of studies, including the second phase of the test pattern and frequency flutter tests of the first flight model.

Light military transport aircraft of new generation IL-112B is designed to replace the An-26. The aircraft is designed to operate in different geographical and climatic conditions. The aircraft will be equipped with advanced digital avionics complex.


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Tecnam P2012 ‘Traveller” achieves first flight milestone

There was much celebration in Capua, Italy yesterday as the Tecnam P2012 Traveller achieved its maiden flight.

Under the control of Experimental Test Pilot Lorenzo De Stefano, the Tecnam P2012 performed a faultless set of manoeuvres in front of a very proud Tecnam workforce.

“After a smooth take-off, I climbed to a safe height to perform our pre-planned manoeuvres to check the basic behaviour of the aircraft, engine and flight controls. The aircraft responded exactly as expected. After a couple of circuits around the airfield, I landed and the Traveller stopped in a very short distance. I am really excited about the Traveller program.” said Lorenzo De Stefano.

The arrival of the next-generation 11 seat P2012 Traveller has been very much anticipated by many airlines, from the USA to Africa, Asia and Australia, who have been demanding a replacement for the many hundreds of ‘heritage’ aeroplanes in the FAR23/CS23 category currently in service around the world.

Professor Luigi Pascale Tecnam’s Head Research and Design Team, whose first aircraft design dates back to 1948, was especially delighted to witness this remarkable first flight on his latest aircraft design.

“Today we have witnessed the beginning of new era for Tecnam. This next- generation aeroplane will deliver to operators not only profits, but reliability, efficiency and off course passenger comfort. The Tecnam design team have answered all these customer needs with the P2012 Traveller. We feel we are contributing to real innovation in aviation! ” said Paolo Pascale, Tecnam’s Managing Director.

The Tecnam P2012 Traveller will first see service as a passenger aeroplane with US based Cape Air but has been designed from the start to be a very versatile and flexible aerial platform, offering many multi role opportunities including Hydro, VIP, cargo shipping, parachuting and medevac services.


This Drone Wants to Rid The World Of Landmines In 10 Years

miércoles, 27 de julio de 2016

Please let this life-saving, kickstarter drone campaign take off A Netherlands-based Kicktstarter campaign wants to use drones to get rid of landmines in the next decade. The Mine Kafon Drone is an aerial vehicle that can map landmine-rich environments, do effective sweeping searches with metal d...

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Scientists Have Given Up On Finding The Philae Comet Lander

With communication link shut down, the lander can finally rest in peace In November 2014, Philae was supposed to become the first spacecraft to touch down on a comet. Unfortunately, the landing wasn't nearly as gentle as the European Space Agency had hoped. In fact it was more like a crash landin...

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Airbus Says It Won’t Build Hybrid-Electric Four-Seater

Airbus is not a general aviation company,” he said. “Our aim is to research technologies in order to learn and apply them into our overall road map for hybrid-electric technology.”

A new factory in the south of France that Botti had said would build E-Fan 2.0 and 4.0 models will be used instead to allow the company and its VoltAir subsidiary to explore how to introduce future electric-hybrid production concepts, eventually including commercial airliners. Several partners, including Daher and electric motor maker Siemens, are involved in the project.

E-Fan 2.0 has just entered the detailed design phase, Anderson said. He added that the light trainer may yet enter production, but only in “limited” numbers.


Canada may become the first country to ditch the F-35 fighter jet

If newly-obtained documents are any indication, Canada may become the first country to scrap its order for the American F-35 fighter jet, the most expensive weapons program ever. Letters sent to the big industry players are just further evidence that the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to pull the trigger on a whole new open competition to pick Canada's next generation of fighter jet.

That competition will likely favour an out-of-the-box jet, over the expensive F-35.


KC-46A Boom Problems Resolved | Boeing & MBDA Succeed In Test of Brimstone From AH-64E | Lockheed Martin Undertakes Upgrades for 500 In Service F-16s [feedly]

viernes, 15 de julio de 2016

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Honda Aircraft is debuting its HondaJet at the show, seeking to raise awareness of the light business jet in the lucrative European market.

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FARNBOROUGH: Boeing details range-boosting 737-7 redesign

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Boeing Business Jets Announces Orders for Two BBJ MAX 8 Airplanes

Momentum continues to grow for BBJ MAX program with 12 orders, including first in North America

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 13, 2016 –Boeing [NYSE:BA] Business Jets announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Air Show today, the sale of two BBJ MAX 8 airplanes. The recently booked BBJ MAX 8s were ordered by two separate undisclosed customers, one customer based in North America and the other in Asia.

"The BBJ MAX and its unmatched capability and comfort continues to be a very successful airplane for us and we are just getting started" said Boeing Business Jets President David Longridge. "The BBJ MAX gives our customers incredible flexibility with increased range, cabin space and baggage capacity."

Boeing Business Jets now has 12 BBJ MAXs on order; 11 for the BBJ MAX 8 model and one for the BBJ MAX 9.


Airbus recognizes suppliers for excellent in-service performance

13 July 2016 Press Release

On the occasion of the annual Airbus Suppliers Awards ceremony held during Farnborough Air Show 2016, Didier Lux, Airbus SVP, Head of Customer Services, and Geneviève Laurens-Chassagne, Head of Supplier Support Management distributed Awards and Certificates to Systems & Equipment suppliers. The suppliers recognized by Airbus were identified through the Supplier Support Rating process, which captured in-service feedback from over 130 Airbus customers. The result of this feedback is that the following suppliers each received an Award for being “top-performers”, having exceeded the standards set by Airbus Supplier Support Management:

- Rockwell Collins Avionics
- Thales Avionics
- Airbus Avionics
- Airbus Cabin Electronics
- Diehl Air Cabin
- Crane Aerospace
- Stelia Technical Seats

In addition, in 2016, for the first time, Airbus recognized “good performing” suppliers by issuing them a certificate. Eight suppliers obtained such certificates – having reached the standards set by Airbus Supplier Support Management:

- Diehl Aerospace
- Aircelle
- Meggitt Sensing Systems
- Siemens
- Technofan
- Telair
- UTAS Actuation Systems

“The historical ranking of the suppliers induces a virtuous competition between them to reach the award. Now we have completed this approach with an Airbus standard acknowledged by a certificate. The aim is to promote this standard and increase the quantity of suppliers who are achieving it,” said Genevieve Laurens-Chassagne, Airbus' Head of Supplier Support Management for Customer Services.

The next rating cycle will be launched in January 2017. Airbus takes the rating feedback as a basis to drive the suppliers’ support improvements by ensuring dedicated actions are launched by the suppliers. This benefits the operators of Airbus fleet all over the world.


Airbus’ widebody jetliners grab the spotlight on the Farnborough Airshow’s third day

13 July 2016 Headline news

It’s a “family affair” at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow, where members of Airbus’ popular widebody product line – the new-generation A350 XWB, double-deck A380 and A330 – are flying high this week.

As usual, when the A350 XWB and A380 show up at a major aviation gathering they are must-see attractions. The two sister aircraft have headlined Airbus’ widebody family presence at Farnborough with static displays and flying presentations, while the company also has made commercial announcements so far involving 15 A350 XWBs and four A330neo jetliners.

Together, Airbus’ highly-efficient widebody jetliners offer the capabilities to meet the air transport sector’s growing traffic requirements. They cover a full range of operations – from regional and low-cost flights to long-haul flights on high-yield routes between the world’s biggest aviation hubs, as well as newer routes linking smaller, distant airports.

A350 XWB: delivering new-generation efficiency

The A350 XWB is the latest all-new member of Airbus’ widebody product line – bringing together advanced aerodynamics, design and technologies to provide 25 percent lower seat-mile costs compared to current competitors. Born from a customer-centric approach, the A350 XWB was designed with the market, for the market, enabling production of an aircraft that perfectly meets customers’ expectations.

It entered commercial service in early 2015, and offers seating capacities between 250 and 440 passengers. At the end of June, Airbus had secured 800-plus A350 XWB orders from around the globe, with jetliners already delivered to seven operators: Cathay Pacific Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Finnair, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, TAM and Vietnam Airlines.

A330: dependable and modern

Complementing the A350 XWB in Airbus’ product line is the A330 – which first entered commercial service in 1994 and has received more than 1,600 orders to date. The popular A330 Family is a cornerstone member of Airbus’ widebody product line, recognised by customers worldwide for its superior versatility, cost-effectiveness and reliability.

Airbus spends some 150 million euros each year on enhancements and incremental improvements for the A330 Family. As a result, the A330 is the most efficient aircraft in its class, comprising five in-service variants, as well as two NEO (new engine option) versions that were launched in 2014 and will reduce fuel consumption by a further 14 percent per seat. The first A330neo deliveries are planned for late 2017.

A380: the preferred passenger choice

Airbus’ distinctive A380 is a leader in comfort and efficiency – and the best solution for capturing growth in the air transport industry with a unique ability to attract passengers, stimulate traffic and maximise revenue on high-value routes to and from congested airports.

Nearly 10 years since the first delivery to Singapore Airlines in 2007, Airbus’ A380 jetliner remains a winner with passengers and operators – with the 190 A380s currently flying in commercial service accumulating a dispatch reliability rate of 99.1 percent.

New commercial activity

On a day when the company spotlighted its market-leading widebody product line, a notable commercial announcement for the single-aisle A320 Family made the Farnborough Airshow’s third day a true “Airbus family gathering.”

Synergy Aerospace Corporation, the largest shareholder of Colombia-based Avianca and owner of Avianca Brasil, finalised a purchase agreement for 62 A320neo Family aircraft. The order helped Airbus surpass the 1,000 mark for aircraft sold in Latin America.

Innovation and digitalisation at Airbus

Whether widebody or single-aisle aircraft, a common theme connects Airbus’ market-leading product line: innovation. This pioneering spirit also is evident across all of the company’s activities and Airbus showcased the full range of its innovative approach – as well as its commitment to drive digitalisation in the aerospace industry – with a unique demonstration today.

Airbus used a drone containing a high-definition camera to demonstrate a visual inspection of the A350 XWB aircraft on static display. Flown using an automatic flight control system, and supervised by a human pilot, this inspection approach currently is in validation for use on A330 jetliners after completing the final assembly process prior to customer delivery. Future implementation is envisioned at Airbus final assembly sites around the world.

Innovation saving lives

Another aspect of the company’s innovation was on display during a media briefing hosted by the Airbus Foundation, Airbus Group Innovations (Airbus Group’s global research and technology network) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The three organisations have formed a partnership to explore bringing advanced aerospace technologies to the humanitarian community for helping save lives during disaster relief efforts.

“We see many areas where our business activities and the Airbus Foundation can directly support the humanitarian community in becoming more efficient and finding innovative solutions to the challenges they face,” said Andrea Debbane, Executive Director of the Airbus Foundation.

In other news at the Farnborough Airshow, Airbus also revealed its Supplier Awards today. Find out the winners by reading the related press release.


Synergy orders 62 A320neo Family aircraft

Latin America region surpasses 1,000 aircraft sold, A320 continues to prevail
13 July 2016 Press Release

Synergy Aerospace Corporation, largest shareholder of Colombia-based Avianca and owner of Avianca Brasil, has finalized a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for 62 A320neo Family aircraft. These A320neo will be the base of the fleet renewal and network growth strategy for Avianca Brasil, and also marks over 1,000 Airbus aircraft sold in Latin America.

“These A320neo will allow Avianca Brasil to take an important leap toward growing and modernizing its fleet in a profitable and sustainable manner, while improving passenger experience,” said Alex Bialer, Chairman of the Board, Synergy Group. “Thanks to its excellent eco-efficiency, reliability and comfort the A320neo Family will allow us to strengthen our position in South America by offering passengers the best single-aisle product available.”

“Airbus is pleased to be surpassing 1,000 aircraft sold in Latin America with this order by Synergy, and we are proud that Avianca Brasil will rely on the unmatched productivity and fuel efficiency of the A320neo Family to renew its fleet and expand its network in South America,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “Domestic traffic in Brazil is projected to nearly triple by 2034, placing it among the world’s top 10 fastest-growing traffic flows in the world. These A320neo will allow Avianca Brasil to capitalize on this growth and deliver enhanced performance capabilities in challenging airports such as Rio de Janeiro’s Santos Dumont.”

Synergy became an Airbus customer in 2007 with its order for 10 A350 XWBs. It also has ordered 20 A320 Family aircraft, six A330-200 passenger and one A330-200 Freighter. Today, Avianca Brasil operates 40 A320 Family aircraft and one A330 Freighter.

Growing at a favorable rate of 5.3 percent annually, intra-regional and domestic traffic in Latin America is expected to almost triple in the next 20 years. The single-aisle aircraft is Latin America’s linchpin, and the A320neo will play a key role in securing this future market.

With over 1,000 aircraft sold and a backlog of more than 450, over 600 Airbus aircraft are in operation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In the past 10 years Airbus has tripled its in-service fleet, securing over 60 percent of orders in the region since 1990. The A320neo has become the undisputed aircraft family of choice for Latin America, now with 410 firm orders, plus 58 commitments with lessors, from seven customers winning nearly 70 percent of orders in the new generation single-aisle aircraft market.

The A320neo Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with over 4,500 orders received from 83 customers since its launch in 2010 capturing almost 60 percent share of the market. The A320neo Family incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings per seat from day one and 20 percent by 2020 with further cabin innovations. Thanks to their widest cabin, all members of the A320neo Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. With one aircraft in three sizes (A319neo, A320neo & A321neo), the A320neo Family, seating from 100 to 240 passengers, seamlessly covers the entire single-aisle segment from low to high-density domestic to longer range routes.


Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Day Three

TIM ROBINSON and BILL READ provide a look at some of the most exciting news and highlights of the third trade day, 13 July, of Farnborough International Air Show 2016. -

  • Are we on the cusp of the Hypersonic Age?
  • Neo world order
  • Fully immersive digital design
  • Philanthropic airline aims to break mould
  • Unleashing the Typhoon
  • Diamond in the sky
  • UAVs eyes speed up inspections
  • MAXs and freighters boost Boeing sales haul
  • CFM engine milestone
  • Aerial hospital
  • SuperJet unveils SportJet

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Boeing Announces 10 New Orders and Commitments for Boeing Converted Freighters

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Airbus Helicopters delivers the first H175 in VIP version

  • New mission segment for the H175
  • Jet-like flying experience setting new standards in private and business aviation
  • This aircraft will be yacht-based and will operate in Europe

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first VIP version of the H175, the company's new medium class twin-engine helicopter, which entered service in 2014 for offshore
transportation. Combining unparalleled elements of style and comfort with the largest cabin in its class, the VIP version of the H175 offers a superior level of cabin interior provided by Pegasus Design, who has built a worldwide reputation on business jets and super yachts.

"The first delivery of a new version of the H175 is an important milestone for our company and for the H175 program. The H175 enlarges its operational capacity to a completely new mission segment" said Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus Helicopters. "The VIP variant is also great news for the private and business aviation market as flying in a helicopter has never been so close to a private jet experience".

Delivered to an undisclosed customer who will operate it in Europe as a complement to the yacht, the H175 offers a totally personalized VVIP cabin comfortably accommodating seven passengers. The aircraft features a unique cabin layout with two distinct seating areas: a forward zone that provides a lounge atmosphere with facing club seating for four passengers and a galley, as well as sofa-style seating that comfortably accommodates three passengers at the rear.

In addition to the exclusive cabin and the refinement of materials, the VIP version of the H175 offers some distinctive elements. These include: a hinged door– which optimizes space inside the cabin – a three steps electrical footstep for ease of access, electronically dimmable windows and mood lighting. Passengers will also enjoy in-flight connectivity with satcom, in-flight entertainment system with LCD screens, moving map and images provided by the tail fin and tail skid cameras – all controllable through dedicated touchscreens or personal devices. Also contributing to the jet-like flight experience is the effective soundproof cabin which allows passengers to communicate
without headsets.

The H175 is available in a VIP version, seating six to eight passengers, and an executive version, seating nine to twelve. All versions provide a jet-like smooth ride at all speeds and a climatecontrolled cabin – even when the main rotor is stopped. Featuring more window area than walls, the rotorcraft ensures panoramic views for all passengers. It completes the upper end of Airbus Helicopters' product line for the business and private aviation sector.

Besides the private and business transport, the H175 can perform a wide array of operations, ranging from offshore transportation to different missions for the public services. Up to date, the H175 is in operation for offshore missions in the Scottish and Dutch North Sea and off the West African coast. This is the first delivery of the VIP version with a second one following later in the year. The first units of the Public Services version will reach the market in late 2017.
Airbus Helicopters offers the most extensive range of helicopters dedicated to the private and business aviation segment and is the market leader with 33% of the fleet currently in service.

About Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions worldwide. Its in-service fleet includes nearly 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in 154 countries. Airbus Helicopters employs more than 22,000 people worldwide and in 2015 generated revenues of 6.8 billion euros.

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Make in India’ boost: Mahindra to make parts for Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Panther rotorcraft

Airbus Helicopters and Mahindra Group are proposing the Panther for India's Naval Utility Helicopter programme

Airbus Helicopters has awarded a contract to Mahindra Aerostructures to make airframe parts for the AS565 MBe Panther. These parts will be produced at the Mahindra facility in Bengaluru. They will be shipped directly to the Airbus Helicopter production line in Marignane, France where they will be integrated with the rest of the airframe assembly and will form a critical part of the Panthers sold worldwide.

The contract positions Mahindra Aerostructures as the first Indian company to receive a
direct manufacturing contract from Airbus Helicopters as a Tier 1 supplier. Mahindra
Aerostructures will gradually emerge as the global single source supplier to Airbus
Helicopters for these parts. This work package is the first amongst a series of work packages which would embed Mahindra Group firmly in the Airbus Helicopters' global supply chain and bind the two companies in a long-term 'Make in India' partnership.

"We are playing an active role in the development of a helicopter-focused Indian industrial eco-system, and are embedding Indian suppliers into our global supply chain," said Fabrice Cagnat, Director - Make in India, Airbus Helicopters. "The contract will allow us to qualify Mahindra Aerostructures as a Tier 1 supplier, establish a manufacturing relationship with them on the Panther, and also lay the ground work for a rapid acceleration in terms of industrializing production in India, in case we are selected for the Naval Utility Helicopter programme," he added.

"We believe this manufacturing relationship will allow us to demonstrate the quality and
competitiveness of Mahindra Aerostructures to Airbus Helicopters. We are already
committed to become a trusted partner and supplier to the Airbus Group for airframe parts and assemblies. This contract with Airbus Helicopters signals our further commitment to work with them to develop a robust Indian ecosystem for both design and build capabilities in aerospace," said Arvind Mehra, Executive Director & CEO, Mahindra Aerospace.

As announced earlier, Airbus Helicopters and Mahindra Defence are in the process of
forming a joint venture to target India's military helicopter programmes such as the Naval Utility Helicopter, the Naval Multi-Role Helicopter and the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Helicopter. The AS565 MBe Panther is competing for the Naval Utility Helicopter programme. In case the Indian Government selects the Panther, Airbus Helicopters will establish India as a global hub for Panther production in partnership with Mahindra Defence.

Airbus Helicopters' Panther is an all-weather, multi-role light rotorcraft, designed for
operation from ship decks, offshore locations and land-based sites. It is made for a multitude of naval warfare and coast guard missions such as maritime surveillance, search and rescue, casualty evacuation, EEZ Surveillance & control counter-terrorism and Anti Surface / Antisubmarine warfare. Some 250 Panther are operated in more than 20 countries by military customers, including 100 in service with the US Coast Guard. Recently, Panther has won contracts in Indonesia and Mexico. With an unmatched state of the art 4-axis digital autopilot, high temperature performance, capability to carry 2 x torpedoes / depth charges and long range radar, the combat proven AS565 MBe Panther is the perfect candidate for the Indian Navy's Naval Utility Helicopter programme.

About Mahindra Aerospace & Defence

Mahindra Aerospace has led the Mahindra Group's foray into utility aircraft and aerostructure manufacturing since 2008. Its utility aircraft business, based in Australia, currently produces the Airvan 8, the most capable, rugged and versatile utility aircraft in its class. Certified in more than 30 countries, over 220 are in service. Mahindra Aerospace is also developing a next-gen 10-seat turboprop, the Airvan 10. In the Aerostructures domain, Mahindra Aerospace operates a 250,000 sq ft (25,000 sq. m.) facility in Bengaluru that provides comprehensive capabilities to produce sheet metal parts, surface treatment and assemblies. Approved to AS9100C standards, the facility holds all relevant NADCAP certifications as well as numerous OEM and Tier 1 approvals. Inaugurated in 2013, the plant currently exports parts, components & sub-assemblies for global aircraft platforms.

Mahindra Defence has companies engaged in catering to needs of all three wings of
Defence forces –Army, Airforce and Navy. Our product range includes armoured vehicles, underwater warfare equipment, radars and surveillance equipment's etc. Through our Land Systems units in India and UAE we have been supplying customized armoured vehicles to the Indian Army and Para Military Forces and overseas customers. Naval Systems unit based in Pune has been supplying Sea Mines, Decoy launcher & Torpedo launchers, large composite structures for defence applications to the Indian Navy. We are also engaged in Defence Electronics through our Telephonics JV.

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About Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions worldwide. Its in-service fleet includes nearly 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in 154 countries. Airbus Helicopters employs more than 22,000 people worldwide and in 2015 generated revenues of 6.8 billion euros.

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Airbus demonstrates aircraft inspection by drone at Farnborough

13 July 2016 Press Release

Airbus has demonstrated aircraft visual inspection using a drone at the Farnborough Airshow.

The drone, equipped with a high definition camera, performs visual inspection for the upper part of the aircraft. It is flown using an automatic flight control system supervised by a human pilot. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) follows a predetermined flight path and takes a series of pictures automatically. All these images and especially those showing any potential non-quality such as scratches, dents and painting defects, are compiled in a 3D digital model, recorded in a database and then analysed. This data helps improve traceability, prevention and reduction of damage.

The benefits of this innovative tool and process are significant. Aircraft downtime for inspection is reduced. Data acquisition by drone only takes 10 to 15 minutes, instead of 2 hours using conventional methods.

“The use of this new technology offers better working conditions including improving the safety and comfort for the quality inspectors”, says Nathalie Ducombeau, Airbus head of quality.

Operators no longer need to go up on a telescopic handler to perform the visual inspection, sometimes in poor weather conditions. In addition, picture analysis can be done anytime afterwards and in an office.

Aircraft visual inspections are an important part of the production process. It is part of the Airbus quality standards.

A full-scale industrial test is being conducted on A330 aircraft. Airbus is working on implementation on other programmes.


Bombardier CS300 Aircraft Awarded Type Certification by Transport Canada

  • Delivery of first aircraft to airBaltic is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016

Farnborough International Airshow – Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its CS300 aircraft has been awarded Type Certification by Transport Canada. Delivery of the first CS300 airliner to airBaltic of Latvia is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016; the aircraft is currently in production at the C Series production facility in Mirabel, Québec.

The approval follows the CS100 aircraft Type Certification awarded by Transport Canada and validations for that aircraft model by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The CS100 aircraft will enter revenue service with Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) on July 15, 2016.

“The CS300 aircraft certification process was very straightforward because of the over 99 per cent commonality with the CS100 model,” said Robert Dewar, Vice President, C Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The
C Series flight test program covered more than 5,000 hours and most of the data obtained covered both models.

“We are delighted that operators will be getting C Series aircraft that have exceeded expectations, in particular on airfield performance,” Mr. Dewar added. "We can now confirm a range improvement in excess of 20 per cent out of hot-and-high airports such as Denver, Mexico City or Lhasa."

“Obtaining the CS300 Type Certification is another validation of the sustained efforts deployed by Bombardier employees and our many valued suppliers,” said François Caza, Vice President, Product Development and Chief Engineer and Head of Bombardier’s Design Approval Organization. “Their contributions have ensured that we have all-new, best-in-class aircraft that will serve operators well for many years to come.”

About C Series Aircraft
The C Series is the only aircraft optimized for the 100- to 150-seat market segment, which drives the aircraft’s phenomenal economic proposition and performance, opening up new opportunities for single-aisle aircraft operation.

Comprised of the CS100 and the larger CS300 aircraft, the C Series family represents the fusion of performance and technology. The result is aircraft that deliver unmatched performance and economics in the 100- to 150-seat market segment and an 18 per cent lower cost per passenger, making them the ideal candidates to complement larger single-aisle aircraft. Airlines can now operate routes that were previously not profitable or even possible.

Bombardier has created a new standard in cabin design and flexibility to ensure an unrivalled passenger experience. The aircraft’s larger seats, overhead bins and windows deliver a widebody feel that offers passengers unparalleled comfort in a single-aisle cabin.

The CS100 and the CS300 aircraft have over 99 per cent parts commonality as well as the same pilot type rating. The groundbreaking Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1500G engine, combined with the aircraft’s advanced aerodynamics, delivers reduced fuel burn, noise, and emissions – making the C Series the most community-friendly aircraft.


The Air Force Is Developing a Drone Fighter Bomber - Popular Mechanics [feedly]

Popular Mechanics
The Air Force Is Developing a Drone Fighter Bomber
Popular Mechanics
The U.S. Air Force has awarded $40 million to a defense contractor to develop a drone fighter bomber. The Low-Cost Attritable Strike Unmanned Aerial System Demonstration (LCASD) will be a technology demonstrator that will take drone warfare to the next ...
Drone Maker Kratos (KTOS) Inks Deal with US Air ForceEconomic Calendar

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Thales Launches Fulmar X - A Flexible New Approach to Unmanned Air Systems

Thales Launches Fulmar X - A Flexible New Approach to Unmanned Air Systems
Newswire Today (press release)
NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 2016/07/12 - Thales is launching Fulmar X, a new concept that uses a small, flexible Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) to meet the needs of both military and civil customers in order to ...
FARNBOROUGH: Thales introduces Malaysia's new ship-launched UAVFlightglobal

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Russian side estimates Sino-Russian Wide Body aircraft development cost at up to $20 bln

"As far as terms set out in the intergovernmental agreement with COMAC (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China) are concerned, we are working on a parity basis. It is rather difficult to [assess] the program value with accuracy of a single dollar or ruble. According to different estimates, it varies from $13 bln to $20 bln, depending on what it will comprise," Slyusar said.



China's C919 wins $2.3 billion order; Lessor to buy 30 ARJ21 for Indonesian airline

China's C919 jet wins $2.3 billion order
In 2012, China Aircraft Leasing placed an order for another jet COMAC is developing, the C919, a long-range airliner aimed at competing with planes from Boeing and Airbus. The C919, which has also been beset by delays, is due to enter service in 2019.

Hong Kong lessor & investor sign for 60 Chinese COMAC ARJ21sATWOnline

Lessor to buy 30 ARJ21 for Indonesian airline
Gulf Times
COMAC rolled out the C919, China's first domestically developed narrow-body passenger plane, in November last year as the company expands its offerings in hopes of competing against the likes of European consortium Airbus and Boeing of the United ...
AIRSHOW-Chinese lessor orders ARJ-21 jets in $2.3 bln dealReuters
Indonesian airline will be first to fly fleet entirely of ARJ21sSouth China Morning Post


Antonov 132 on P&W engines; Antonov continues to market the An-178 utility transport aircraft

P&WC and Antonov Sign MOU for Development of AN-132 Aircraft Production Program Powered by a New Version of PW150A Engines
"We are delighted to be working with Antonov on its AN-132 production program after having provided Antonov with PW150A engines for the AN-132D DEMO aircraft last fall," said John Saabas, President, P&WC. "The PW150 delivers unequalled value to multi-purpose aircraft such as the AN-132, offering exceptional payload capacity, fuel efficiency, environmental performance and low-cost maintenance.

Antonov continues to market the An-178 utility transport aircraft
Derived from the An-158, the An-178 is being marketed as a military transport aircraft comparable to the C-130 and the up and coming KC-390. Powered by wo Ivchenko Progress D-436 turbofans, the An-178 is capable of carrying 18 tons, making it a lighter platform in comparison to the C-130J’s 22 tons and KC-390’s 23 tons. However, its key selling point seems to center on cost, which is apparently much lower (at around $40 million a unit) in comparison to its direct alternatives. 


Russian company uses 3D printing technology to manufacture first tilting rotor UAV

3d printed uav
The United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, has produced the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the use of the 3D printing technology, a corporation spokesman told TASS.


Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market Report 2016-2026

Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market Report 2016-2026: : Forecasts & Analysis of Top Companies Leading Development of HALE, MALE, Small, Tactical & UCAV Systems
Yahoo Finance
Visiongain assesses how five military UAV submarkets: HALE, MALE, Small, Tactical, and UCAV will evolve over the forecast period in 8 national markets, while providing qualitative analysis of a further 4 national markets. The competitive landscape is ...
Alta Vista signs LOI to acquire UAV manufacturer Aeromao Inc.Stockhouse

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Guizhou unveils box-wing UAV concept - IHS Jane's 360 [feedly]

IHS Jane's 360

Guizhou unveils box-wing UAV concept
IHS Jane's 360
A new prop-driven, box-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) concept has been unveiled by China's Guizhou Aviation Industry Group (GAIC) at the 7th Vanguard Wings UAV show in Beijing, one of China's major exhibitions for the rapidly growing sector.


UAV prototype with limitless reach & scope - The New Indian Express [feedly]

The New Indian Express
UAV prototype with limitless reach & scope
The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: A student of KCG College of Engineering has developed a prototype of a new generation unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can be run from any part of the country. In fact, from any part of the world because it depends on the internet ...


Rolls Royce, Microsoft and Singapore Airlines: Time to analyze all that data

Rolls Royce announced a strategic agreement for big Data analysis with Microsoft at yesterday's Farnborough Air show. Rolls-Royce for years has been monitoring the health of their operational engines run under TotaICare services agreements. This monitoring has been performed on rather modest data samples from the aircraft's engines.

It is now time to analyze all the information available from the engines and the airframe to gain further operational advantages like lower fuel burn, higher in service reliability or lower maintenance costs... Continue Reading


Airbus cuts A380 production to 1/mo

Airbus will lower the production rate of the giant A380 from 18/yr to 12/yr, effective in 2018, the company confirmed after the French newspaper La Tribune first reported the news Tuesday evening Paris Time.

In January, LNC in its annual production rate forecast projected the A380 rate coming down to 12/yr by 2020. More recently Leeham Co. LLC told clients Airbus needed to figure out how to achieve a break-even at one a month (12/yr) and bring rates down sooner.

Leeham News made this production forecast in January... continue reading:


Solar Impulse 2 closes in on circumnavigation with Cairo arrival [feedly]

Solar Impulse 2 closes in on circumnavigation with Cairo arrival

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The United States Is Setting Up a Missile Shield in South Korea [feedly]

The United States Is Setting Up a Missile Shield in South Korea

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A380 : Airbus va réduire la production à 1 avion par mois !

Selon nos informations, Airbus a décidé de réduire de plus de la moitié la production de son très gros-porteur. La cadence passera à 1 exemplaire par mois en 2018, contre 2,5 aujourd'hui. La faiblesse des ventes est à l'origine de cette mesure.


Canada to Announce FWSAR Winner by Year’s End | Boeing Implements Hardware Fix on KC-46A Boom | Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain Await Approval on Fighter Jets [feedly]

Canada to Announce FWSAR Winner by Year's End | Boeing Implements Hardware Fix on KC-46A Boom | Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain Await Approval on Fighter Jets

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GD to Provide $169.6M in Hydra Rockets Under FMS | Norway Expresses Interest in Boeing P-8As | Russia Offering Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Design to India [feedly]

GD to Provide $169.6M in Hydra Rockets Under FMS | Norway Expresses Interest in Boeing P-8As | Russia Offering Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Design to India

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AirAsia places major order for 100 A321neo; Go Air doubles A320neo order to 144 as part of ambitious expansion


Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Day Two

TIM ROBINSON and BILL READ provide a look at some of the most exciting news and highlights of the second trade day, 12 July, of Farnborough International Air Show 2016.

  • Tuesday saw the F-35B wow the crowds with a vertical flight demo.
  • Don’t let Sentinel wither on the vine, warns RAF ISTAR commander
  • Neo backlog increases
  • Farnborough kicks off KC390 demo tour
  • Muscling in on the militray transport market.
  • UK aerospace industry strategy updated, post-Brexit
  • Boeing wins MAX sales, finalises 747-8F deal
  • Reaction Engines gets ESA funding boost
  • Bell Valor demos cockpit of the future
  • Keeping the wheel of R&D funding going
  • IAT provides a valuable R&D interface between academia and industry. (IAT)
  • Brazilian airline buys civil Hercules
  • Team partner to offer Scorpion Jet as UK EW Red Air
  • Airbus to slash A380 production
  • ‘Cognitive EW’ will counter enemy radars in real-time
  • ARJ21 picks up sales
  • Scaling up additive manufacturing
  • Wow – more A321 sales
  • US Coast Guard HC-27J on show
  • Get your A350 spares here

Airbus and Rolls-Royce have created a new integrated parts availability service for the Cathay Pacific Airways A350 fleet which encompasses both airframe and engine line-replaceable-unit (LRU) components. The service integrates Airbus’ Fleet Hours Services (FHS) and Rolls-Royce’s TotalCare Availability service.
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Cessna bolsters Grand Caravan EX versatility with hard point provisions

martes, 12 de julio de 2016

FARNBOROUGH, U.K. (July 11, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has recently received certification for and is now offering hard point provisions for the Cessna Grand Caravan EX. These hard points expand the aircraft’s versatility by allowing operators additional mission capabilities such as extended range with additional fuel tanks, increased cargo space, agricultural operations and the ability to configure the aircraft for missions that require armament. The company will be displaying a mock-up of a Grand Caravan EX wing with hard points at the Farnborough International Airshow the week of July 11.

“It’s essential that we continue to tailor solutions for our special mission operators’ needs. The hard point wing structure furthers the Grand Caravan EX’s already legendary versatility by adding more mission flexibility to the platform,” said Tom Hammoor, president, Textron Aviation’s defense company. “The Caravan platform is operating in many special mission roles around the world and accounts for a large percentage of our worldwide Caravan fleet.”

The Grand Caravan EX is particularly well suited for a wide array of operations due to its spacious and easily reconfigurable cabin, high useful load of more than 3,500 lbs. (1,588 kg), large cargo door and the ability to operate from short, unimproved surfaces. These aircraft continue to succeed in a variety of special mission applications, including aerial survey, air ambulance, amphibious operations, surveillance, training and utility/transport.

About the Cessna Caravan

Cessna currently offers the Caravan and Grand Caravan EX with the option to modify both models with floats for amphibious operations. The fleet of more than 2,500 Caravans is now certified in 100 countries with more than 13 million flight hours amassed since the aircraft was introduced. Caravans fulfill roles for multiple missions, ranging from flight training to recreation, commuter airlines to VIP transport, cargo carriers and humanitarian missions.

Special mission expertise

Textron Aviation offers the largest lineup of special mission platforms in the industry, with the entire product range of Beechcraft and Cessna products available in special mission configurations. From piston-engine to turboprop aircraft, and even Citation jets, Textron Aviation can provide a customized aviation solution for nearly any mission profile.


30xB737 for Unidentified Chinese Customer, 20xB747-8 Freighters, MoU Kunming Airlines 10xB737 MAX 7


25xA320neo for Germania, 4xA321s for WOW


Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Days Zero & One, by Tim Robinson (@RAesTimR)

Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Day Zero
TIM ROBINSON and BILL READ provide a look at some of the most exciting news and and highlights ahead of the first trade day at Farnborough International Air Show 2016. - See more at:

  • Lightnings spark excitement
  • Virgin to order A350s  
  • Boeing 737 MAX to fly in display
  • Airbus Group focuses on innovation
  • Typhoon to fly P3E weapons fit
  • PM ventures to show for Poseidon?
  • Triple debut from Brazil
  • Cargo boost for Boeing
  • Saab to demo remote tower
  • Grow your own UAV?
  • DART trainer aims for success
  • Tim Peake to inspire youth on Futures Day
  • Diversity debated at Amy Johnson lecture
  • Bill Read picks up aviation journalism award

Farnborough Air Show 2017 - Day One
TIM ROBINSON and BILL READ provide a look at some of the most exciting news and highlights of the first trade day, 11 July, of Farnborough International Air Show 2016. - See more at:
  • UK confirms P-8, AH-64E deals – while Boeing boosts British footprint
  • Airbus, Boeing share market forecasts
  • Embraer secures deals
  • MRJ gets interest
  • Qatar Executive adds to G650 fleet
  • Supersonic cargo
  • Microsoft, Rolls team up for engine big data
  • ‘Marriage made in heaven’ MoU Inzpire and Thales
  • LEAP on TAP
  • C-ing double
  • Hover by the hour
  • Caravan toughens up
  • Opening on China’s aviation sector
  • Targeting in technicolour
  • A320 passes 100 million flights


6x737Max for Air Lease Co.; 10x737Max + 1x787 for TUI Group

  • Boeing, Air Lease Corporation Announce Order for Six 737 MAXs.
ALC's total number of MAX orders grows to 118

  • Boeing, TUI Group Finalize Order for 10 737 MAXs, One 787-9 Dreamliner
Leisure group continues fleet modernization with more than 70 Boeing airplane orders since 2013


Airbus unveils its new Flight Operations and Air Traffic Management company – NAVBLUE

  • NAVBLUE: fuelled by the customer-centric agility of Navtech, combined with the pioneering philosophy of Airbus. 
  •  Uniting the portfolios of Navtech, Airbus ProSky, and Airbus Flight Operations Services.
  • Offering a complete range of digital flight operations solutions for users in civil or military environments, on ground or on-board any aircraft. 

12 July 2016 Press Release

Farnborough Air Show 2016 – Following the acquisition in March this year of Navtech, Airbus has launched its new integrated flight operations and air traffic management service company – NAVBLUE – to provide a complete range of digital end-to-end and integrated flight operations solutions. NAVBLUE will function as a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus and be a key unit of Services By Airbus. NAVBLUE’s main offices are located in Waterloo, Ontario Canada, Hersham in the United Kingdom and Toulouse in France, with satellite sites around the world.

NAVBLUE’s portfolio integrates the existing product offer of Navtech – which is now bolstered by Airbus ProSky’s Air Traffic Management solutions, as well as Airbus’ popular Flight Operations innovations such as ROPS and FlySmart. The new subsidiary will also draw upon the unique expertise of Airbus Defence and Space coupled with proprietary high quality satellite data and extensive data analysis expertise, to deliver the most accurate solutions. NAVBLUE’s solutions and services will not be limited to Airbus aircraft, but will build on the independent scope and position of Navtech. The product families will support both civil or military environments, on the ground or on board any aircraft.

Mike Hulley, President & CEO of NAVBLUE said: “I am looking forward to lead into the future our new company, NAVBLUE, which is fuelled by the customer-centric agility of Navtech, combined with the pioneering philosophy of Airbus. Together, we will benefit from an expanded global footprint stretching from Waterloo to London to Toulouse and beyond.” He added: “With NAVBLUE we will reinforce and accelerate an already successful business with innovative, complementary flight operations services, talent and customer base around the world.”

Laurent Martinez, SVP of Airbus’ Services business unit said: “NAVBLUE will give a new impetus to the market and bring confidence in fully digital value propositions to our existing and future customers – for all types of aircraft.” He added: “I am also confident that NAVBLUE will evolve and thrive, in the same entrepreneurial spirit as Navtech has done over the last 30 years, as an agile, independent challenger and global flight operations and air traffic management service provider.”

Going forward, NAVBLUE’s offering will be clustered around three pillars: “Data+”, best-in-class aerodata products giving customers access to the right data at the right time, in the right format and in the right place; “N-Software Services”, tailored software services enabling customers to enhance their operations through unique software solutions; and “Bespoke Solutions by NAVBLUE”, optimizing the overall air traffic management ecosystem by providing products and services around safety, compliance and performance monitoring.

Airbus, a division of Airbus Group, is the global leading commercial aircraft manufacturer with the most modern, comprehensive and efficient family of airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus has sold over 16,500 aircraft to around 400 customers and, in addition, provides the highest standard of customer support and training through an expanding international network. Airbus employs some 55,000 people and in 2015 generated revenues of 45.9 billion Euros.


Airbus selling 320s, 350s & 330 NEOs in Farnborough Airshow

Airbus' press releases:

New orders and a “NEO” focus on Day 1 of the Farnborough Airshow

Vietnam’s Jetstar Pacific to order 10 A320s

ARKIA Israeli Airlines to operate up to four A330-900neo

Air Côte d’Ivoire expands its Airbus fleet to accelerate its growth

Virgin Atlantic selects the A350 XWB as its future flagship

ALC increases portfolio with three A350s and one A321

Over 33,000 new planes valued over US$5 trillion for the next 20 years


Farnborough: Flooding rains among Monday 'highlights'


F-35 pilot explains how he dominated dogfights against multiple A-4 aggressors. Every time. [feedly]

lunes, 11 de julio de 2016

F-35 pilot explains how he dominated dogfights against multiple A-4 aggressors. Every time.
// The Aviationist

Air Combat in the F-35, a new chapter in the saga. In March 2016, we published an article written by Major Morten "Dolby" Hanche, a Royal Norwegian Air Force experienced pilot with more than 2,200 hours in the F-16, a U.S. Navy Test Pilot School graduate and the first to fly the F-35. In that post "Dolby" […]

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FARNBOROUGH: Comac wins deals for 90 ARJ21s [feedly]

FARNBOROUGH: Comac wins deals for 90 ARJ21s
// Flight Global HEADLINES

Comac has disclosed commitments for 90 ARJ21 regional jets from two Chinese lessors, with both deals targeted at putting the Chinese aircraft with foreign customers.

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Clean Sky at Farnborough Airshow: Day 1


Boeing, Donghai Airlines Announce Airline's Intent to Purchase 25 737 MAX 8s, Five 787-9s


Boeing to boost British Army capability with 50 AH-64E Apache helicopters as UK confirms purchase


Boeing, Standard Chartered Announce Order for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s


Boeing to Manufacture 777X Components with Composite Material Made in U.A.E.


Les grandes ambitions de l'avionneur chinois Comac - Le Monde


Chinese participation at UK ' s Farnborough Air Show is biggest ever - China Daily

Scottish Daily Record

Chinese participation at UK ' s Farnborough Air Show is biggest ever
China Daily
... China General Aviation Industry , Baoji Titanium Industry , Shaanxi China Aero Industry Gas Spring Co ., Tipro International Co , Wuxi Blade Co and COMAC , which builds China ' s first-ever locally designed and built short and medium-haul jet , the ...
Farnborough Airshow: industry expects fewer aircraft ordersBBC News
Farnborough Air Show: What to expectYahoo Finance UK