Ceramic 3D printing breakthrough has aviation implications - Runway GirlRunway Girl

domingo, 3 de enero de 2016

http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2016/01/03/ceramic-3d-printing-breakthrough-has-aviation-implications/

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Watch: The ArcaBoard hoverboard that actually hovers

ARCA Space Corporation has designed the ArcaBoard - a hoverboard that actually hovers ARCA Space Corporation has announced that it has created the ArcaBoard - a hoverboard that actually hovers. For the first time in history, the company says "every person will be able to fly whenever they want, w...

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A beginner's guide to wingsuit base jumping

Wingsuit base jumpers have been explaining the basics of the popular extreme sport. It involves jumping from cliffs or mountains wearing a suit with wings that inflates during the jump, enabling the person wearing it to fly. The sport can be dangerous but these enthusiasts insist they take safety...

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France Ditches Airbus, Buys Four Lockheed Martin Cargo Planes - Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160102/1032610537/france-airbus-lockheed-martin-cargo.html

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Another Northrop (NOC)-Lockheed (LMT)-Boeing (BA) Showdown: T-X Trainer Program - Bidness ETC

http://www.bidnessetc.com/60417-another-northrop-noclockheed-lmtboeing-ba-showdown-tx-trainer-program/

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EASA Cautions On Organic Salt Deicing Fluid

http://demo2.aviationweek.com/awincommercial/easa-cautions-organic-salt-deicing-fluid

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Turkish and Greek fighters engage in dogfight over the Aegean Sea [feedly]

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Turkish and Greek fighters engage in dogfight over the Aegean Sea
// The Aviationist

According to Greek media outlets, Greek and Turkish jets engaged in a brief dogfight over the Aegean Sea after Turkish aircraft violated Greek airspace "several times." As we already explained in the aftermath of the Russian Su-24 shootdown by a Turkish Air Force (TuAF) F-16 over the Syria-Turkey border last month, the skies surrounding the […]
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New Russian forward-swept wing jet trainer has made its first flight. And here’s the video. [feedly]

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New Russian forward-swept wing jet trainer has made its first flight. And here's the video.
// The Aviationist

Developed by a private Russian design bureau, the SR-10 (CP-10) is a single engine, all-composite jet trainer with a (moderate) forward-swept wing. The footage below shows the first flight of SR-10, a Russian subsonic, single engine, all-composite dual-pilot jet trainer aircraft developed by KB SAT. Developed by a private Russian design bureau called KB SAT, […]
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Epic end to 2015 as E1000 turboprop takes flight [feedly]

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Epic end to 2015 as E1000 turboprop takes flight
// Flight Global HEADLINES

Bend, Oregon-based Epic Aircraft is ending 2015 on a high after the maiden flight of its first conforming Epic E1000 fight test aircraft.
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More JDAMs Headed for Middle East | Russia’s USC Plans to Begin Aircraft Carrier Production in 2019 | Pakistan Looks to Procure F-16s Over Home Grown JF-17s [feedly]

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More JDAMs Headed for Middle East | Russia's USC Plans to Begin Aircraft Carrier Production in 2019 | Pakistan Looks to Procure F-16s Over Home Grown JF-17s
// Defense Industry Daily

Americas

Lockheed Martin has been given an additional order to provide an undisclosed number of production lots 7 and 8 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors, one-shot weapons and related support services to the Missile Defense Agency. The $528.5 million contract modification sees an extra $144.6 million added to a pre-existing contract and will be completed by September 30 2019. The THAAD system protects the US and allied customers from short, medium and intermediate ballistic missile threats, and is operated and developed under the umbrella of the Missile Defense Agency. More Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) look to be on their way to the Middle East. Boeing has won a $357.9 million contract to produce Lots 4-8 of the DSU-38 A/B Precision Laser Guided Sets (PLGSs) for the US Navy, US Air Force and foreign military sales to UAE, Belgium, Turkey, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. When the PLGS are combined with the KMU-572 guidance set, air forces are able to cheaply convert unguided munitions into smart munitions as part of the JDAM system. Work is scheduled to be completed by December 2021.

Middle East North Africa

Turkish company Otokar has been awarded a $52 million contract to provide COBRA II tactical wheeled armored vehicles to the Turkish security forces. Delivery of the vehicles is expected to be completed by the first half of 2017, although it is unspecified how many have been ordered. The COBRA is in service with fifteen countries worldwide, and has been utilized in counter-insurgency operations such as by Nigeria against Boko Haram, and by Turkish forces in Turkey as well as Afghanistan and Northern Iraq.

Europe

Russia's state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) believes it will commence manufacturing aircraft carriers from 2019, according to the company's president, Alexey Rakmanov. USC is currently undergoing modernization works of their technological capabilities, and if completed on time, will be able to commence building the vessels required to transport and launch helicopters and aircraft. The only Russian aircraft carrier in service is the Soviet era Admiral Kuznetsov and is expected to be in service until 2030 after mid life refits over the last few years. The announcement comes alongside projected 2015 income for the company at between $4.48-4.5 billion, and as much as $212.34 million in net profits. In 2014, the US Department of Treasury added USC to the Financial Sanctions List as a result of Russia's involvement in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Africa

Zambian airmen have completed their conversion to the Hongdu L-15 advanced jet trainer. The news comes as the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) published photos of the pilots and maintenance crew completing their training. It is believed that the Zambian Air Force (ZAF) have ordered six of the L-15 aircraft, and this order follows a number of other recent Chinese made military procurements. Zambia has also ordered 16 K-8 Karatoum jet trainers and seven Z-9 light attack helicopters, showing a continued growing preference for Chinese made hardware.

Asia Pacific

After bungling November's submarine launched KN-11 ballistic missile test, North Korea is focusing their energies on developing their KN-06 surface-to-air missile system. A South Korean official told the Yonhap news agencies that the system has also been set in place to defend the eastern coast of the hermit kingdom from potential attacks directed from either Seoul or the US. The system, which has a similar appearance to the Russian produced S-300 and Chinese made HQ-9 systems, has an operational range of approximately 100km. While the successful testing of future developments of the KN-06 system remains to be seen, Pyongyang no doubt will be hoping it won't shoot another dud. While praising the abilities of the home made JF-17 Thunder fighter, Pakistan's Air Chief Marshal, Sohail Aman has said that they are in negotiations with the US government to procure some of the latest F-16s. The announcement was made as the 16th JF-17 aircraft was unveiled and handed over to the Pakistan Air Force. Manufactured locally in cooperation with China, the JF-17 has been lauded as being able to compete with the best of other lightweight multi-role aircraft, and has been marketed heavily by Pakistan at recent air shows. While production for export seems to be on the increase, one wonders exactly why Islamabad is looking to purchase foreign made fighters ahead of locally produced ones, as well as planning to retire older aircraft simultaneously. The US Air Force has hailed a new era for the Afghan Air Force when the first class of A-29 Super Tucano combat-ready attack pilots graduated training this December. The eight pilots graduated after eleven months of training, and will be the first of 30 Afghan troops trained by the 81st Fighter Squadron over the next three years. Despite the short term of training, the graduates will see service almost immediately as Afghanistan's current light air support aircraft, the Mi-35 attack helicopter, reaches the end of its service life in January 2016. The ceremony comes at a time when US participation in combat in the country becomes an ever increasing advisory capacity as the Afghan Armed Forces tackle security threats on the ground and in the air.

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Russian MiG-29K doing a ski-jump take-off :

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Ultralight Aircraft Market Forecast To Be Worth $389.26 Million By 2020 [feedly]

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Ultralight Aircraft Market Forecast To Be Worth $389.26 Million By 2020
// Aero-News Network

Looked At Fixed And Rotary Wing Aircraft, Alternative Fuels A new report forecasts that the worldwide ultralight aircraft market is expected to reach $389.26 million by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.23% from 2015 to 2020.
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'Flying With Autism' Initiative Launched [feedly]

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'Flying With Autism' Initiative Launched
// Aero-News Network

Will Help Parents Of Children With Autism Assess Their Ability To Fly A new initiative has been launched in the U.K. to offer parents the opportunity to take their child with autism on a short experience flight so they can assess how they cope with the whole process and develop strategies to overcome any issues.
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Russian Helicopters Receives Type Certification For Mi-38 [feedly]

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Russian Helicopters Receives Type Certification For Mi-38
// Aero-News Network

First Serial Production Aircraft Fuselage Has Been Assembled Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has received type certification for the medium multirole Mi-38 transport helicopter designed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a Russian Helicopters company. The certification confirms that the helicopter's standard design complies with Russian and international aviation requirements.
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Four Thousand Five Hundred Miles By Paramotor! [feedly]

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Four Thousand Five Hundred Miles By Paramotor!
// Aero-News Network

Sacha Dench To Fly 4,500 Mile Bewick's Swans Migration Route Using Just A Paramotor A powered parachute, that's a powered cart suspended below a parachute, has made a trip around the world, but this flight is being made with a paramotor, that's an engine strapped to the back of the operator suspended below a paraglider. This is going to be quite an adventure!
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China Express Airlines Orders 10 More Bombardier CRJ900 Jetliners [feedly]

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China Express Airlines Orders 10 More Bombardier CRJ900 Jetliners
// Aero-News Network

Firm Orders For CRJ900 Stand At 409 China Express Airlines (China Express) has placed a firm order for 10 CRJ900 regional jets, raising its total orders for this model of aircraft to 38. With this transaction, China Express has exercised eight previously acquired options for CRJ900 aircraft. To date, 20 of the CRJ900 aircraft ordered by China Express have been delivered.
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DARPA gives Northrop Grumman nod to develop unmanned VTOL flying wing for small US Navy ships [feedly]

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DARPA gives Northrop Grumman nod to develop unmanned VTOL flying wing for small US Navy ships
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

DARPA has revealed more details of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program that aims to turn smaller US Navy ships into miniature aircraft carriers for Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV). Phase 3 of program to develop a tail-sitting flying wing designed to take off and land vertically from destroyers and other small ships was awarded to Northrop Grumman, which will build a full-scale demonstrator for sea trials.

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Elon Musk says Falcon 9 ready to go again [feedly]

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Elon Musk says Falcon 9 ready to go again
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

The Falcon 9 booster that made the historic first powered controlled landing of a space rocket is good to go again. According to a tweet from SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, the "Falcon 9 [is] back in hangar at Cape Canaveral. No damage found, ready to fire again." However, the future of the now-famous rocket is probably earthbound.

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Section: Space

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Clean Sky Technology Moves Closer to Making First Flights - Aviation International News

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aerospace/2015-12-29/clean-sky-technology-moves-closer-making-first-flights

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France confirms order for eight Airbus A330 MRTT tankers - Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

https://www.onlineamd.com/article/france-confirms-order-a330-tankers-122915.aspx

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Video shows first flight of new Russian jet trainer

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/video-shows-first-flight-of-new-russian-jet-trainer-420434/

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Is the air cargo industry ready for an unmanned aircraft revolution? - Air Cargo News

http://www.aircargonews.net/news/single-view/news/is-the-air-cargo-industry-ready-for-an-unmanned-aircraft-revolution.html

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Global aerospace firm enters UAS traffic management sector - UAS Magazine

http://uasmagazine.com/articles/1375/global-aerospace-firm-enters-uas-traffic-management-sector

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Lockheed Martin announces $5.3 billion C-130J contract

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Lockheed_Martin_announces_53_billion_C-130J_contract_999.html

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Rostec to aid HAL with indigenous KA-226T production

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/rostec-to-aid-hal-with-indigenous-ka-226t-production-420418/

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Target for MC-21's first flight slips from mid-2016 to year-end

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/target-for-mc-21s-first-flight-slips-from-mid-2016-420422/

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First A320neo delivery slips to 2016

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/first-a320neo-delivery-slips-to-2016-420426/

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VKS chief sets new initial acceptance into service date of 2017 for Sukhoi T-50 | IHS Jane's 360

http://www.janes.com/article/56935/vks-chief-sets-new-ioc-date-of-2017-for-sukhoi-t-50

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Embraer will roll out the E2 on February 25 - Travel Daily News International

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Airbus Delays Delivery of First A320neo Until 2016 - Wall Street Journal

http://www.wsj.com/articles/airbus-delays-delivery-of-first-a320neo-until-2016-1451484415

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Airbus' newest planes fight jetlag with LED trickery and more humidity - Digital Trends

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/airbus-new-planes-fight-jet-lag/

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Japanese airline industry: ANA to buy Airbus A380 jumbo jets, boost Hawaii service- Nikkei Asian Review

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/ANA-to-buy-Airbus-A380-jumbo-jets-boost-Hawaii-service

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Airbus set to widen lead over Boeing - Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3c5b633e-afc6-11e5-b955-1a1d298b6250.html

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Northrop Grumman to produce E-2D Advanced Hawkeye for Japan - UPI.com

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2015/12/31/Northrop-Grumman-to-produce-E-2D-Advanced-Hawkeye-for-Japan/9401451590948/

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Northrop Grumman Builds the Biggest Laser Gun Ever - Motley Fool

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/01/02/northrop-grumman-builds-the-biggest-laser-gun-ever.aspx

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