The truth about pilots and alcohol: the risks and the rules

miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2016

Following several alleged incidents of airline pilots drinking on duty, Simon Calder looks into the prevalence and the risks involved




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New FPV Micro-Drone Coming Soon [feedly]

martes, 30 de agosto de 2016

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New FPV Micro-Drone Coming Soon
// Aero-News Network

Blade Introduces The Inductrix FPV While the market for drones continues to grow, it seems like many of the actual aircraft are getting smaller. Such is the case with the Blade Inductrix FPV, which will be available soon from Horizon Hobby.
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Graphene breakthrough is big news for future of semiconductors [feedly]


Graphene breakthrough is big news for future of semiconductors
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

The supermaterial graphene has been receiving quite a bit of attention over the past few years. The latest breakthrough comes in the form of a method for using the strong, super-conducting one-atom-thick layer of carbon atoms to create two-dimensional materials that could, in turn, be used in the next generation of lasers, electronics and sensors.

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China's H-6K bomber to be showcased at first public event

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Chinas_H-6K_bomber_to_be_showcased_at_first_public_event_Report_999.html

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Wheels up for China's new aero-engine group

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Wheels_up_for_Chinas_new_aero-engine_group_999.html

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Northrop captures beam control award for laser fighter jet demo

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/northrop-captures-beam-control-award-for-laser-fight-428862/

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Patent application reveals KC-46 refueling pod fix

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/patent-application-reveals-kc-46-refueling-pod-fix-428866/

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World’s Smallest 4K Gimbal on Quick-Folding “Snap” Drone

http://drones.org/videos/worlds-smallest-4k-gimbal-on-quick-folding-snap-drone-2238/

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Will United’s new president open door for Airbus?

https://leehamnews.com/2016/08/30/will-uniteds-new-president-open-door-airbus/

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Lack of originality may mar MRJ experience more than delays

https://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2016/08/29/lack-of-originality-may-mar-mrj-experience-more-than-delays/

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The FAA's commercial UAV rules are now in effect - Engadget

https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/29/faa-commercial-uav-rules-now-in-effect/

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New small UAV could be soldiers' future eye in the sky -- Defense ... - Defense Systems

https://defensesystems.com/articles/2016/08/29/army-small-drone-for-battlefield-intelligence.aspx

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I Jornada de Seguridad y Defensa: Implicaciones de la financiación del terrorismo para la seguridad y defensa de España | UDIMA


La Universidad a Distancia de Madrid (UDIMA) pone en marcha, bajo la dirección de la Dra. Covadonga Mallada Fernández, la I Jornada de Seguridad y Defensa: Implicaciones de la financiación del terrorismo para la seguridad y defensa de España, que se celebrará el próximo 23 de septiembre en el Campus de Collado Villalba.

El objetivo de esta jornada es compartir conocimientos y propuestas en torno a las medidas de lucha contra la financiación del terrorismo, así como facilitar el encuentro de profesores, estudiantes y miembros de las Fuerzas de Seguridad.

Estas jornadas van dirigidas especialmente a estudiantes y titulados universitarios de disciplinas diversas como las Ciencias Políticas, la Psicología, el Derecho, la Criminología, la Sociología, etc., profesionales de las Fuerzas Armadas y de las Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad del Estado, periodistas, abogados, diplomáticos, criminólogos y profesionales de la seguridad y cualquier interesado en la temática de las mismas.

El acto será inaugurado por el presidente del Patronato de la Fundación Hergar, D. Roque de las Heras Miguel, con presencia del rector de la UDIMA, José Andrés Sánchez Pedroche, la decana de la Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas, Esther Monterroso Casado y el director del Departamento de Criminología, Andrés Delgado Gil.

Fernando García Sánchez, Jefe del Estado Mayor de la Defensa, Miguel Ángel Ballesteros, General Director del Instituto Español de Estudios Estratégicos o Benjamin Vogel, Head Section del Max Planck Institut de Derecho Penal Internacional de Friburgo de Brisgovia, serán algunos de los principales ponentes.

Para participar en las jornadas es necesario inscribirse aquí. http://www.udima.es/es/jornadas-udima-seguridad-y-defensa.html

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That’s Weird — Russia’s Best Fighter Jets in Syria Are Flying With Crappy Missiles [feedly]

lunes, 29 de agosto de 2016

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That's Weird — Russia's Best Fighter Jets in Syria Are Flying With Crappy Missiles
// War Is Boring - Medium

The Kremlin possesses air-to-air missiles which match American ones, just not very many

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MRJ aborts ferry flight to US twice in two days [feedly]

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MRJ aborts ferry flight to US twice in two days
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Mitsubishi Aircraft made two failed attempts to ferry its first MRJ regional jet prototype to the US over the weekend, due to issues with the aircraft's air management system.
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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract For Mars 2020 Rover Mission [feedly]

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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract For Mars 2020 Rover Mission
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ULA Will Send The Robot On Its Way To The Red Planet NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency's Journey to Mars.
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The 1950s jet launching tiny satellites

The first fighter to fly twice the speed of sound, the Lockheed F-104 was a controversial design. Now, decades after retirement, the Starfighter is taking on a new role. If you asked an eight-year-old to design a jet fighter, the end result might resemble the Lockheed F-104. The F-104 looks less ...

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North Korea Fires Missile From Submarine

The fourth such test since December appears to be a success When all of life feels like a war, every missile is a success. North Korea, a tightly controlled dictatorship locked in a shadowboxing match with the entire western world, keeps building and testing new missiles. Worse still, the missile...

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Pentagon Study Scrutinizes The Future Of Autonomous Robot War

A potential minefield Last summer, the Pentagon's Defense Science Board commissioned a study to examine angles on a particular challenge for DoD, with participants drawn from consulting, defense and technical industries, as well as the military and academia. In possibly the worst John Lennon cove...

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Highly anticipated federal drone rules to become effective Monday - Grand Forks Herald

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/4103418-highly-anticipated-federal-drone-rules-become-effective-monday

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Feds Turn to NASA for Help in Managing Small Drone Traffic - CBS Local

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/08/28/feds-turn-to-nasa-for-help-in-managing-small-drone-traffic/

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Aéronautique: la Chine crée un groupe de fabrication de moteurs - RTBF

http://www.rtbf.be/info/economie/detail_aeronautique-la-chine-cree-un-groupe-de-fabrication-de-moteurs?id%3D9390698

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Think Lockheed Martin Was Dumb to Buy Sikorsky? Here's Why You're Wrong - TheStreet

domingo, 28 de agosto de 2016

https://www.thestreet.com/story/13684029/1/think-lockheed-martin-was-dumb-to-buy-sikorsky-here-s-why-you-re-wrong.html

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New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/New_flexible_material_can_make_any_window_smart_999.html

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Antonov is the cornerstone of the new Ukrainian Aircraft Corp - defenceWeb

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option%3Dcom_content%26view%3Darticle%26id%3D44850

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China Establishes New State-Owned Aircraft-Engine Maker - WSJ

http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-establishes-new-state-owned-aircraft-engine-maker-1472397621

—China set up a new state-owned aircraft engine maker to help fulfill ambitions to develop homegrown aerospace giants and become a major player in global aviation.

In remarks published Sunday by state media, President Xi Jinping described the creation of Aero Engine Corp. of China, or AECC, as a "strategic move" that would accelerate the development of indigenously made jet engines and thereby boost national prestige and...
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Boeing's idea for new weapon in fighting wildfires - The Seattle Times

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeings-idea-for-new-weapon-in-fighting-wildfires/

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Tech issues cause most drone accidents

http://drones.org/apps/tech-issues-cause-most-drone-accidents-2230/

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Accident: Southwest B737 near Pensacola on Aug 27th 2016, uncontained engine failure

http://avherald.com/h?article=49d2d7e3&opt=0

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Kiwis Claim Another World-First With Pizza Delivery by Drone

jueves, 25 de agosto de 2016



http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-25/kiwis-claim-another-world-first-with-pizza-delivery-by-drone




Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. has joined forces with U.S.-based self-proclaimed “flying robot” operator Flirtey for the world’s first commercial drone pizza delivery, the fast-food company said Thursday. Domino’s will start testing the service in New Zealand later this year and is also looking at using drones in Australia, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Japan and Germany.

“We’ve always said that it doesn’t make sense to have a two-ton machine delivering a two-kilogram order,” Domino’s Group Chief Executive Officer Don Meij said in a statement. “The reach that a drone offers is far greater than other current options which are restricted by traffic, roads and sheer distance.”

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China unveils Mars probe



China unveiled the design of its Mars probe on Aug 23. The Mars probe will consist of three parts-the orbiter, the lander and the rover, according to design illustrations released by the China National Space Administration. The nation plans to send an unmanned probe to Mars to orbit and land on the planet around 2020, Liu Jizhong, deputy head of China’s Mars exploration program, said at a ceremony to reveal the probe’s design. http://english.gov.cn/news/top_news/2016/08/24/content_281475424523694.htm

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[video] Airlander 10 crashing into the ground cardington shed airship

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Airlander 10: World’s largest aircraft crash lands second flight



Airlander 10's second test flight, which took place this morning, ended with the giant airship nosediving into the ground. The cockpit was damaged, but Hybrid Air Vehicles says the crew are "safe and well."

HAV told Ars that the flight lasted for 100 minutes and that it "completed all the planned tasks." HAV said the incident was not an unplanned dealtitudinal craft-terrafirma conflict, but rather "a heavy landing" as the craft returned to Cardington Airfield. Full article in:
http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2016/08/airlander-10-largest-aircraft-airship-details-test-flight/

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Planet Found in Habitable Zone Around Nearest Star | ESO

miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2016

http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1629/

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Connected In The Air: Drones Take Flight For CNN Video, Amazon Delivery - MediaPost Communications [feedly]


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Connected In The Air: Drones Take Flight For CNN Video, Amazon Delivery
MediaPost Communications
CNN recently launched its new CNN AIR division to expand news coverage to aerial perspectives, using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) like quadcopters with gyro-stabilized cameras on-board. The AIR unit, which CNN says is shortened from Aerial ...
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Reviewing the New FAA Small Drone Rule Requirements - Disciples of Flight [feedly]


Reviewing the New FAA Small Drone Rule Requirements
Disciples of Flight
Individuals with any physical or mental condition that would interfere with the safe operation of a small drone / sUAS are not allowed to operate theaircraft. A foreign registered sUAS may operate under Part 107 if it satisfies the requirements of ...

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Drones in a Busy Sky - Air & Space Magazine [feedly]


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Drones in a Busy Sky
Air & Space Magazine
The Ikhana project is part of a multi-year NASA study called the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System (UAS-NAS). Launched in 2011, the UAS-NAS conducts research to enable routine airspace access by unmanned aircraft ...

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Sukhoi Superjet : Finnair, piste étroite et version allongée - Air-Journal [feedly]


Air-Journal

Sukhoi Superjet : Finnair, piste étroite et version allongée
Air-Journal
La compagnie aérienne Finnair déploie pendant un mois un Sukhoi SSJ100-95 Superjet sur trois routes au départ d'Helsinki, dont Genève. L'avion vient d'être certifié par l'AESA pour opérer sur des pistes étroites, et va bénéficier d'une version allongée ...

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Iran to buy Sukhoi fighter jets From Russia - Washington Times [feedly]


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Iran to buy Sukhoi fighter jets From Russia
Washington Times
In this file photo, a Russian made Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft is seen on display at at Yelahanka air base on the outskirts of Bangalore, India. The Obama administration said Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, that a proposed Russian ... more >.
Iran plans negotiations with Russia on purchase of SukhoifightersArmenpress.am

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Boeing offers sneak peak of new T-X trainer [feedly]

Boeing offers sneak peak of new T-X trainer
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-offers-sneak-peak-of-new-t-x-trainer-428709/

After photos leaked of Northrop Grumman and BAE System s new T-X trainer offering, Boeing and Saab revealed their own T-X sneak peak this week.

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MH370 search likely to wrap up in December [feedly]

MH370 search likely to wrap up in December
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/mh370-search-likely-to-wrap-up-in-december-428756/

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Israel, Kazakhstan seal UAV pact - Flightglobal [feedly]


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Israel, Kazakhstan seal UAV pact
Flightglobal
Kazakhstan's defence ministry has struck an agreement with its counterpart in Tel Aviv over the supply of Israeli-made unmanned air vehicles. No detail on the quantity or potential providers has been released, but Kazakhstan appears most interested in ...
Israel, Kazakhstan seek to bolster security tiesAnadolu Agency
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Pontifications: Getting there from here on Boeing’s deferred production costs [feedly]

Pontifications: Getting there from here on Boeing's deferred production costs
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AvWeek obtains Boeing sales targets [feedly]

AvWeek obtains Boeing sales targets
https://leehamnews.com/2016/08/23/avweek-obtains-boeing-sales-targets/

t's the kind of leak that drives a company crazy. Aviation Week obtained an internal Boeing sales target list that is well below a book:bill of 1:1 this year. The math shows that Boeing would have a book:bill of just 0.72:1.

Even this may be optimistic.

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Luftwaffe A310 MRTTs Complete 1,000 Flying Hours Over Syria And Iraq [feedly]

Luftwaffe A310 MRTTs Complete 1,000 Flying Hours Over Syria And Iraq
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Syrian Su-24s attempting to fly close to U.S. Special Forces in Syria get intercepted and “encouraged to leave” by F-22 Raptors [feedly]

Syrian Su-24s attempting to fly close to U.S. Special Forces in Syria get intercepted and "encouraged to leave" by F-22 Raptors
https://theaviationist.com/2016/08/20/syrian-su-24s-attempting-to-fly-close-to-u-s-special-forces-in-syria-get-intercepted-and-encouraged-to-leave-by-f-22-raptors/

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Boeing wins $2.8bn for low-rate initial production of USAF’s KC-46A tanker [feedly]

Boeing wins $2.8bn for low-rate initial production of USAF's KC-46A tanker
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsboeing-wins-28bn-for-low-rate-initial-production-of-usafs-kc-46a-tanker-4984096

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IAF deploys Sukhoi-30 MKI in Arunachal Pradesh near China border [feedly]

IAF deploys Sukhoi-30 MKI in Arunachal Pradesh near China border
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsiaf-deploys-sukhoi-30-mki-in-arunachal-pradesh-near-china-border-4985517

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Helicopters Bought By U.K. Government Can't Use Hospital Helipads [feedly]

Helicopters Bought By U.K. Government Can't Use Hospital Helipads
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=213b01f0-bf4c-4c00-ab5a-f17d7956b62c

Aircraft Are Too Large To Land At Many Hospitals Twenty-two Sikorsky S92 and AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters purchased by the U.K. government for emergency medical services are too big to land at many hospital helipads, according to media reports.

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Airbus offers overtime to workers as it battles to get A350 back on track - Telegraph.co.uk

lunes, 22 de agosto de 2016

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/08/20/airbus-offers-overtime-to-workers--as-it-battles-to-get-a350-bac/

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Northrop TX prototype revealed on Mojave runway - Flightglobal

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/northrop-t-x-prototype-revealed-on-mojave-runway-428674/

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Research Flights Lay the Groundwork for Teaching Unmanned Aircraft to Detect and Avoid Obstacles - Newswise (press release)

http://newswise.com/articles/research-flights-lay-the-groundwork-for-teaching-unmanned-aircraft-to-detect-and-avoid-obstacles

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Stealth unnecessary for MQ-25 - IHS Jane's 360

http://www.janes.com/article/63086/stealth-unnecessary-for-mq-25

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Boeing Awarded $2.8B for KC-46A Tanker Initial Production [feedly]

viernes, 19 de agosto de 2016

Boeing Awarded $2.8B for KC-46A Tanker Initial Production
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=129760

EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 18, 2016 – The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] $2.8 billion on Aug. 18 for KC-46A tanker low-rate initial production.

The award includes the first two "production lots" of 7 and 12 planes respectively, as well as spare parts. Including future options, Boeing plans to build a total of 179 of the 767-based refueling aircraft for the Air Force to replace their KC-135 fleet.

"The KC-46 tanker will provide the Air Force unprecedented refueling capabilities, operational flexibility and combat readiness," said Leanne Caret, Boeing Defense, Space & Security president and CEO. "It's an important day for the company and program. We're excited about building low-rate initial production aircraft, and it's only possible because of the hard work of the joint Boeing-Air Force team."

This step forward follows a Defense Acquisition Board review and announcement that the KC-46 program completed "Milestone C" -- a set of required ground- and flight-test tests – and is approved for initial production. Those tests included refueling flights with F-16, F/A-18, AV-8B, KC-10, C-17 and A-10 aircraft and a cargo handling demo.

Boeing received an initial contract in 2011 to design and develop the U.S. Air Force's next-generation tanker aircraft. As part of that contract Boeing built four test aircraft – two configured as 767-2Cs and two as KC-46A tankers. The test aircraft have completed more than 1,000 flight hours to date.

The KC-46A is a multirole tanker that can refuel all allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures and can carry passengers, cargo and patients.

 Boeing is assembling KC-46 aircraft at its Everett, Wash., facility. The company will begin delivering tankers to the Air Force in 2017.
 

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Aeroflot to take another 10 Superjets [feedly]

Aeroflot to take another 10 Superjets
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aeroflot-to-take-another-10-superjets-428653/

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has committed to acquiring an additional batch of 10 Sukhoi Superjet regional airliners from the leasing arm of state-owned Sberbank.

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Civilian Hercules: Movin’ On Down the Line: First LM-100J Commercial Freighter Meets Major Production Milestones [feedly]

Movin' On Down the Line: First LM-100J Commercial Freighter Meets Major Production Milestones
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2016/august/first-lm-100j-commercial-freighter-meets-major-production-milestones.html



MARIETTA, Georgia, Aug. 18, 2016 – The first LM-100J commercial freighter continues to make significant progress, reaching major production milestones at the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) facility here.

The LM-100J is the commercial version of Lockheed Martin's proven C-130J Super Hercules aircraft — the unmatched airlifter of choice for 16 nations. The LM-100J will perform as a commercial, multi-purpose air freighter capable of rapid and efficient cargo transport.

Recent production accomplishments include the completion of the aircraft wings; delivery of the empennage, manufactured by the Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd. (TLMAL) joint venture in India; commencement of cabtop construction; and the arrival of the LM-100J's cargo deck, manufactured at Lockheed Martin's facility in Meridian, Mississippi.

"As this first LM-100J Super Hercules freighter progresses in production, so does a new era in commercial aircraft operations," said George Shultz, vice president and general manager, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions at Lockheed Martin. "Our existing L-100 operators have repeatedly shared with us that the only replacement for a Herc is a Super Herc,and we are proud to meet this demand with the LM-100J. There is a significant global requirement for commercial freight operations to support operations in more austere areas. The LM-100J will not only meet these demands, but exceed them by delivering new and unmatched capabilities to the commercial marketspace by transporting cargo on any runway, anywhere, all the time."

The first LM-100J will progress through final production phases over the next few months, with an anticipated first flight in the first half of 2017. 

The LM-100J incorporates technological developments and improvements over the existing L-100s that have resulted from years of military C-130J operational experience — including more than 1.3 million flight hours. The result of this experience and advancement translates to an aircraft that will deliver reliable service in a multi-role platform for decades to come. 

Learn more about the LM-100J at www.lockheedmartin.com/lm100j

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Close Air Support Debate Needs Strategic Context [feedly]

Close Air Support Debate Needs Strategic Context
http://aviationweek.com/defense/close-air-support-debate-needs-strategic-context

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Canadians Study Lifting Fuselage For Future Business, Regional Jets [feedly]

Canadians Study Lifting Fuselage For Future Business, Regional Jets
http://demo2.aviationweek.com/awinbizav/canadians-study-lifting-fuselage-future-business-regional-jets

Designers looking for fuel savings and emissions reductions beyond those possible with today's conventional tube-and-wing configurations face additional challenges when the aircraft are smaller, such as regional and business jets.

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Integrated Collision Avoidance System Undergoing Phased USAF Testing

The U.S. Air Force is more than midway through the first phase of flight tests of the Automatic Integrated Collision Avoidance System (Auto ICAS), thought to be the world’s first fully automatic integrated combat flight safety system designed to prevent both air-to-air and air-to-ground collisions. Auto ICAS builds principally on the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS), which has been officially credited with saving at least three F-16s and their pilots since ...

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Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research. Phase II - Volume I; Truss Braced Wing


Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research. Phase II - Volume I; Truss Braced Wing Design Exploration

Abstract: This report summarizes the Truss Braced Wing (TBW) work accomplished by the Boeing Subsonic Ultra Green AircraftResearch (SUGAR) team, consisting of Boeing Research and Technology, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, General Electric, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, NextGen Aeronautics, and Microcraft. A multi-disciplinary optimization (MDO) environment defined the geometry that was further refined for the updated SUGAR High TBW configuration. Airfoil shapes were tested in the NASA TCT facility, and an aeroelastic model was tested in the NASA TDT facility. Flutter suppression was successfully demonstrated using control laws derived from test system ID data and analysis models. Aeroelastic impacts for the TBW design are manageable and smaller than assumed in Phase I. Flutter analysis of TBW designs need to include pre-load and large displacement non-linear effects to obtain a reasonable match to test data. With the updated performance and sizing, fuel burn and energy use is reduced by 54% compared to the SUGAR Free current technology Baseline (Goal 60%). Use of the unducted fan version of the engine reduces fuel burn and energy by 56% compared to the Baseline. Technology development roadmaps were updated, and an airport compatibility analysis established feasibility of a folding wing aircraft at existing airports.





Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research: Phase II- Volume III-Truss Braced Wing Aeroelastic Test Report

Abstract: This Test Report summarizes the Truss Braced Wing (TBW) Aeroelastic Test (Task 3.1) work accomplished by the Boeing Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) team, which includes the time period of February 2012 through June 2014. The team consisted of Boeing Research and Technology, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Virginia Tech, and NextGen Aeronautics. The model was fabricated by NextGen Aeronautics and designed to meet dynamically scaled requirements from the sized full scale TBW FEM. The test of the dynamically scaled SUGAR TBW half model was broken up into open loop testing in December 2013 and closed loop testing from January 2014 to April 2014. Results showed the flutter mechanism to primarily be a coalescence of 2nd bending mode and 1st torsion mode around 10 Hz, as predicted by analysis. Results also showed significant change in flutter speed as angle of attack was varied. This nonlinear behavior can be explained by including preload and large displacement changes to the structural stiffness and mass matrices in the flutter analysis. Control laws derived from both test system ID and FEM19 state space models were successful in suppressing flutter. The control laws were robust and suppressed flutter for a variety of Mach, dynamic pressures, and angle of attacks investigated.

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20150017040.pdf

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Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research: Phase 2. Volume 2; Hybrid Electric Design Exploration






This report summarizes the hybrid electric concept design, analysis, and modeling work accomplished by the BoeingSubsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) team, consisting of Boeing Research and Technology, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, General Electric, and Georgia Tech.Performance and sizing tasks were conducted for hybrid electric versions of a conventional tube-and-wing aircraft and a hybrid wing body. The high wing Truss Braced Wing (TBW) SUGAR Volt was updated based on results from the TBW work (documented separately) and new engine performance models. Energy cost and acoustic analyses were conducted and technology roadmaps were updated for hybrid electric and battery technology. NOx emissions were calculated for landing and takeoff (LTO) and cruise. NPSS models were developed for hybrid electric components and tested using an integrated analysis of superconducting and non-superconducting hybrid electric engines. The hybrid electric SUGAR Volt was shown to produce significant emissions and fuel burn reductions beyond those achieved by the conventionally powered SUGAR High and was able to meet the NASA goals for fuel burn. Total energy utilization was not decreased but reduced energy cost can be achieved for some scenarios. The team was not able to identify a technology development path to meet NASA's noise goals


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Mission Analysis and Aircraft Sizing of a Hybrid-Electric Regional Aircraft

The purpose of this study was to explore advanced airframe and propulsion technologies for a small regional transportaircraft concept (approximately 50 passengers), with the goal of creating a conceptual design that delivers significant cost and performance advantages over current aircraft in that class. In turn, this could encourage airlines to open up new markets, reestablish service at smaller airports, and increase mobility and connectivity for all passengers. To meet these study goals, hybrid-electric propulsion was analyzed as the primary enabling technology. The advanced regionalaircraft is analyzed with four levels of electrification, 0 percent electric with 100 percent conventional, 25 percent electric with 75 percent conventional, 50 percent electric with 50 percent conventional, and 75 percent electric with 25 percent conventional for comparison purposes. Engine models were developed to represent projected future turboprop engine performance with advanced technology and estimates of the engine weights and flowpath dimensions were developed. A low-order multi-disciplinary optimization (MDO) environment was created that could capture the unique features of parallel hybrid-electric aircraft. It is determined that at the size and range of the advanced turboprop: The battery specific energy must be 750 watt-hours per kilogram or greater for the total energy to be less than for a conventional aircraft. A hybrid vehicle would likely not be economically feasible with a battery specific energy of 500 or 750 watt-hours per kilogram based on the higher gross weight, operating empty weight, and energy costs compared to a conventional turboprop. The battery specific energy would need to reach 1000 watt-hours per kilogram by 2030 to make the electrification of its propulsion an economically feasible option. A shorter range and/or an altered propulsion-airframe integration could provide more favorable results.


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Report: Flight simulators to lead growth of the global military simulation and virtual training market [feedly]

Report: Flight simulators to lead growth of the global military simulation and virtual training market
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsreport-flight-simulators-to-lead-growth-of-the-global-military-simulation-and-virtual-training-market-4983147

The flight simulators segment of the simulation and virtual training market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.72%, according to a new report from Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI).

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NASA just made all the scientific research it funds available for free - ScienceAlert

jueves, 18 de agosto de 2016

http://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-just-made-all-the-scientific-research-it-funds-available-for-free

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Next Big Future: DARPA looks for innovations to counter Small UAS - Next Big Future [feedly]








Next Big Future: DARPA looks for innovations to counter Small ...

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To expedite the development of such capabilities and their potentially revolutionary benefits, DARPA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) ...

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Intel unveils 'Ready to Fly' drone development kit so you can design and build your own flying robots - IT PRO [feedly]






Intel unveils 'Ready to Fly' drone development kit so you can design and build your own flying robots

IT PRO

You'll soon be able to easily build your own drone from scratch thanks to Intel, which has announced a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform called the 'Ready to Fly' kit. Offering everything you need to get your own ... "Aero supports several in ...

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Boeing Vancouver Labs to Focus on Rapid Development of Data Analytics-Driven Software Solutions [feedly]

Boeing Vancouver Labs to Focus on Rapid Development of Data Analytics-Driven Software Solutions
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=129756

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Boeing Delivers 50th 787 Dreamliner to ANA [feedly]

Boeing Delivers 50th 787 Dreamliner to ANA
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-08-17-Boeing-Delivers-50th-787-Dreamliner-to-ANA

Japan's largest carrier becomes world's first airline to reach milestone

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Russia's MC-21: A Boon For MRO providers? - MRO Network [feedly]




Russia's MC-21: A Boon For MRO providers?MRO Network
Last Friday's (August 12) news that Russia's Irkut MC-21 jet is about to undergo static testing on its fuselage pushed the aircraft another step closer to entering the competitive narrowbody jet market. Pitched as a rival to the dominant A320 and the ...

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WTO near decisions on Airbus, Boeing compliance [feedly]

WTO near decisions on Airbus, Boeing compliance
https://leehamnews.com/2016/08/16/wto-near-decisions-airbus-boeing-compliance/

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Weekly analyst report: Hold on Bombardier [feedly]

Weekly analyst report: Hold on Bombardier
https://leehamnews.com/2016/08/17/weekly-analyst-report-hold-bombardier/



Goldman Sachs worries about wide-body production rates and overall supply and demand. Morgan Stanley also points to supply-demand.

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New Nukes For NATO [feedly]

New Nukes For NATO
http://aviationweek.com/blog/new-nukes-nato

The modernization of U.S. nuclear weapons includes the stationing of new B61-12 gravity bombs in Germany.

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EU agencies release tenders for UAV coastal monitoring [feedly]

EU agencies release tenders for UAV coastal monitoring
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/eu-agencies-release-tenders-for-uav-coastal-monitori-428588/

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has released a request for proposals (RfP) to contract unmanned air vehicle services for coastal monitoring across the European Union.

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Irkut submits type certification application for MC-21 [feedly]

Irkut submits type certification application for MC-21
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/irkut-submits-type-certification-application-for-mc-428613/

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UK MoD orders third Zephyr-S UAV pseudosatellite from Airbus Defence and Space [feedly]

UK MoD orders third Zephyr-S UAV from Airbus Defence and Space
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-orders-third-zephyr-s-uav-from-airbus-defence-and-space-4982503

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed an order with Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) for a Zephyr-S unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

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USAF establishes industry partnerships for aircraft research and development [feedly]

USAF establishes industry partnerships for aircraft research and development
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsusaf-establishes-industry-partnerships-for-aircraft-research-and-development-4982518

The US Air Force (USAF) is signing cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) with industry partners to conduct airworthiness assessments on non-Defense Department military type aircraft.

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World's biggest offshore wind farm gets go ahead [feedly]

The UK Secretary of State for Energy has given approval for what will be the biggest offshore windfarm in the world. Hornsea Project Two is the second site of the Hornsea offshore project in the UK, and will comprise up to 300 turbines with a total capacity of up to 1.8 GW.

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[video] World's largest aircraft (hibrid blimp-lifting body) completes its first flight. Airlander 10 First Flight



The giant blimp-like Airlander 10 spent 20 minutes in the air on Wednesday, after months of flight preparations and years of searching for funding, and landed safely at Cardington Airfield north of London.


Part airship, part helicopter, part plane, the 300-feet long aircraft is about 50 feet longer than the world's biggest passenger planes. continue reading in: http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/17/technology/airlander-10-largest-aircraft-flight/







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OPINION: Airbus's endless battle to make the A380 a success [feedly]

OPINION: Airbus's endless battle to make the A380 a success
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-airbuss-endless-battle-to-make-the-a380-a-428501/

Airbus's A380 headaches turned into a migraine at the Farnborough air show last month when the manufacturer was forced to bow to the inevitable and reveal that production of the double-deck type will fall to one per month in 2018.

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DARPA seeks technologies for protection against sUAS threats [feedly]

DARPA seeks technologies for protection against sUAS threats
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-seeks-technologies-for-protection-against-suas-threats-4978557

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking research proposals on novel technologies that provide protection against airborne threats.

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Russian Helicopters to supply Mi-35 helicopter equipment to Peru [feedly]

Russian Helicopters to supply Mi-35 helicopter equipment to Peru
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsrussian-helicopters-to-supply-mi-35-helicopter-equipment-to-peru-4979226

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World's largest aircraft leaves hangar for first time ahead of maiden flight

miércoles, 17 de agosto de 2016

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/06/worlds-largest-aircraft-leaves-hangar-for-first-time-ahead-of-ma/

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Uncontrolled drone flight.The runaway drone that caused a Cold War air battle


Sixty years ago, a violent air battle raged over the skies of Los Angeles – thanks to a runaway drone. BBC Future investigates the 'Battle of Palmdale'. A decade after the end of World War II, US fighter planes were scrambled to protect the city of Los Angeles from an unexpected aerial threat. Ne...

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Quantifying expert consensus against the existence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program

Nearly 17% of people in an international survey said they believed the existence of a secret large-scale atmospheric program (SLAP) to be true or partly true. SLAP is commonly referred to as 'chemtrails' or 'covert geoengineering', and has led to a number of websites purported to show evidence of widespread chemical spraying linked to negative impacts on human health and the environment. To address these claims, we surveyed two groups of experts—atmospheric chemists with expertize in condensation trails and geochemists working on atmospheric deposition of dust and pollution—to scientifically evaluate for the first time the claims of SLAP theorists. Results show that 76 of the 77 scientists (98.7%) that took part in this study said they had not encountered evidence of a SLAP, and that the data cited as evidence could be explained through other factors, including well-understood physics and chemistry associated with aircraft contrails and atmospheric aerosols. Our goal is not to sway those already convinced that there is a secret, large-scale spraying program—who often reject counter-evidence as further proof of their theories—but rather to establish a source of objective science that can inform public discourse.



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Mars Space Station Could Pave Way for 1st Footsteps on Red Planet

martes, 16 de agosto de 2016

http://www.space.com/33692-mars-space-station-surface-missions.html?__prclt=MvpzSP9S

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European Agency Calls for Better Pilot Medical Checks After Germanwings Crash

Cologne-based safety body says pilots need more medical checks after crash killed 150 last year

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HOW TO FIX FLYING

Air travelers love nothing more than to complain about their latest flight. But modern aviation is an incredible technological achievement, and it doesn't have to be so miserable. Here's how you'll love flying again. http://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/a20085/how-to-fix-flying/

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Lithium Batteries & Safety


Find out what IATA and the air transport industry work on to ensure the safe transport of lithium ion batteries and the application of the current international regulations. More information at: www.iata.org/lithiumbatteries





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British MOD signs £184 million contract to secure air-to-air missiles for the F-35



https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mod-signs-184-million-contract-to-secure-air-to-air-missiles-for-the-f-35




The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract worth around £184 million to ensure the UK’s new supersonic stealth combat aircraft will continue to be equipped with the latest air-to-air missile




Designed and manufactured in the UK, ASRAAM is an advanced heat-seeking weapon which will give Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy F-35B Lightning II pilots, operating from land and the UK’s two new aircraft carriers, the ability to defeat current and future air adversaries.

The new contract will see MBDA manufacture an additional stockpile of an updated version of the weapon, allowing F-35 combat jets to use the missile beyond 2022. Work to integrate the new missile onto the UK’s F-35 fleet will be carried out under a separate contract.

Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin said:


Wholly designed and built in the UK, this air-to-air missile on our F-35 aircraft will secure cutting-edge air power for the UK for years to come.

This contract will sustain around 400 jobs across the country and is part of the MOD’s £178 billion Equipment Plan which is backed by a defence budget that will increase every year from now until the end of the decade.

The award is part of an overarching agreement with MBDA which is sustaining around 200 jobs at the company’s sites in Bristol, Stevenage and Bolton, with a further 200 sustained across the supply chain. Work on ASRAAM will be carried out at MBDA’s new, £40 million state of the art manufacturing facility that is nearing completion in the Logistic North commercial development in Bolton.

MBDA’s investment in this new facility is a demonstration of the company’s commitment to maintaining highly skilled engineering jobs in the region as well as to providing the very best equipment required by the UK’s armed forces.

ASRAAM, which uses a sophisticated infra-red seeker, is designed to enable UK pilots to engage and defend themselves against other aircraft.

It is capable of engaging hostile air targets ranging in size from large multi-engined aircraft to small drones.

Chief Executive Officer at the MOD’s Defence Equipment and Support organisation, Tony Douglas said:


ASRAAM will provide vital offensive and defensive options for UK F-35 pilots against a wide range of air-to-air threats.

The project to update the weapon and integrate it with the F-35, the world’s most advanced combat aircraft, provides a clear example of the MOD and UK industry working effectively together to provide our UK Armed Forces with the best equipment possible.

ASRAAM is currently in service with RAF Typhoon and Tornado aircraft and is being carried daily on missions over Iraq and Syria as part of the coalition fight against Daesh.

The updated missile variant being secured under this new contract is expected to enter service on RAF Typhoon aircraft from 2018 and on RAF and Royal Navy F-35 aircraft from 2022, when the current variant will be taken out of service.

The contract for ASRAAM is just the latest demonstration of the Government’s commitment to ensuring the Armed Forces have the best possible equipment. With the biggest defence budget in Europe and the second biggest in NATO the Government is investing in new aircraft carriers, submarines, warships and patrol vessels.

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Flying Getting Riskier in India as Safety Incidents Surge


  • Violations include drunk pilots, planes getting too close
  • U.S. FAA had downgraded India’s safety rating once in 2014

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Airbus, Boeing brace for crucial phase in subsidies dispute



The world's two largest jetmakers are bracing for the next round in a transatlantic spat over billions of dollars of aircraft subsidies, amid accusations of widening U.S. support for Boeing (BA.N) and persistent European aid to Airbus. (AIR.PA)



After a year-long lull, the world's biggest trade dispute will enter a crucial phase in coming months, potentially casting a shadow over faltering efforts by the European Union and United States to negotiate a wider free-trade deal.


continue reading full article in: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN10R0KA

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Opinion: The Coming Satellite Revolution

When Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced he wants to fill the sky with thousands of low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites to improve internet connectivity, many traditional space players remembered when Microsoft’s Bill Gates and others invested in Teledesic, Iridium and other ventures in the 1990s only to see them fail. Two and a half decades later, terrestrial communications capabilities have dramatically improved, while geosynchronous orbit (GEO) capabilities have improved but still remain a generation behind, and LEO capabilities have remained a niche alternative. full text: http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-coming-satellite-revolution?NL=AW-05&Issue=AW-05_20160815_AW-05_835&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1&utm_rid=CPEN1000002242919&utm_campaign=6703&utm_medium=email&elq2=f96d3e2bd96a48a495e23e1e93cc72ac

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What World War III might look like

http://www.businessinsider.com/world-war-iii-2016-8

"We've grown used to the fight being in just one domain," Dr. Peter Singer, a strategist at the think tank New America and coauthor of "Ghost Fleet," told Business Insider. "[But] we have these new domains that we've never fought in before, and that's outer space, and cyber space."

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Be-200ES damaged after hitting tops of the trees

lunes, 15 de agosto de 2016

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20160814-0

The Beriev Be-200ES amphibious jet aircraft sustained damage when it hit the tops of trees while fighting a forest fire near Leiria, Portugal.
The aircraft sustained damage to the right wing leading edge, right hand wing flaps which included serious dents and cuts.
A safe return was made to Leiria Airport.

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B-52H Drops JASSM’s First Test | IAI Shows Off New Drone-Guard | Britain’s $1B Defense Innovation Initiative

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/b-52h-drops-jassms-in-first-test-iai-shows-off-new-drone-guard-britains-1b-defense-innovation-initiative-034538/

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Turbo power meets extreme efficiency: Infiniti unveils world's first production engine with variable compression ratios [feedly]

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Turbo power meets extreme efficiency: Infiniti unveils world's first production engine with variable compression ratios
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Forget variable length intakes and variable valve timing, Infiniti is going all the way and introducing variable cylinder compression ratios. The new VC-T turbo engine automatically adjusts between a high-powered 8:1 and a hugely efficient 14:1 ratio as you drive.

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Boeing KC-46A cleared for production

https://leehamnews.com/2016/08/14/boeing-kc-46a-cleared-production/

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Pontifications: Mitsubishi ramping up flight testing for MRJ

https://leehamnews.com/2016/08/15/pontifications-mitsubishi-ramping-flight-testing-mrj/

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Plane lands in sea during Herne Bay air show - BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-37078294

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLNxwX7r4A5554IiuZ-UGL_se4Iy6KXUoG&v=LOCMy3wdENg

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Herne Bay airshow crash: quick-witted spectators dash into sea to save pilot

domingo, 14 de agosto de 2016

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/14/herne-bay-airshow-crash-quick-witted-spectators-dash-into-sea-to/

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OPINION: Can Airlander revive the airship's prospects? [feedly]

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OPINION: Can Airlander revive the airship's prospects?
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At Flight International we salute innovation. And Hybrid Air Vehicles, the start-up behind the Airlander 10 which has re-emerged from its hangar after returning to the UK in 2013 has it in spades.
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Marine Corps Tests Tiny Helicopter UAV [feedly]

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Marine Corps Tests Tiny Helicopter UAV
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Pocket-Sized Drone Delivers Live Video Feeds From Three Cameras The U.S. Marine Corps is conducting tests with the Black Hornet PD-100 helicopter drone that can deliver live video feeds from three cameras about a mile away.
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B-2s Conduct Deployment To Indo-Asia-Pacific Region [feedly]

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B-2s Conduct Deployment To Indo-Asia-Pacific Region
// Aero-News Network

Three Spirit Bombers Rotated To Guam Three B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Andersen AFB, Guam, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations Aug. 9.
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EasyJet incident highlights 'open descent' mode risk

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/easyjet-incident-highlights-open-descent-mode-risk-428468/

UK investigators have reiterated the need to understand aircraft behaviour in various modes after the stall-protection system intervened on an EasyJet Airbus A320 during a visual approach to Paphos.

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Think you can take out a swarm of attack drones? DARPA wants to hear from you - ZDNet

http://www.zdnet.com/article/think-you-can-take-out-a-swarm-of-attack-drones-darpa-wants-to-hear-from-you/

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Think you can take out a swarm of attack drones? DARPA wants to hear from you
ZDNet
... aircraft and has drones that can fly at 45mph. Now, in its never-ending quest to close capability gaps, the Pentagon's advanced research agency wants to develop a defensive system that can take out an attacking fleet of smallunmanned air systems ...

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