Solar Impulse Blog — After a Solar Plane, Solar Drones?

lunes, 18 de enero de 2016

http://blog.solarimpulse.com/post/133472370250/after-solar-plane-solar-drones

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Bird-repelling drone imitates a real-life predator to clear property of unwelcome pests [feedly]

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Bird-repelling drone imitates a real-life predator to clear property of unwelcome pests
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Scarecrows and other visually intimidating props placed on the ground can be useful in deterring birds within a certain radius, but one company is looking further afield by battling the pests in the sky. Designed to resemble a real-life bird of prey, the ProHawk UAV can be programmed to autonomously fly over a property and emit menacing predatory cries as it goes.

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Category: Drones

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IAG is looking at leasing used A380.

http://leehamnews.com/2016/01/18/iag-is-looking-at-leasing-used-a380/

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​Airbus declares Silicon Valley initiatives on-line

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-declares-silicon-valley-initiatives-on-line-420888/

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Un projet de drone chez Solar Impulse

L'équipe qui a créé l'avion électrique solaire a engagé une étude de faisabilité en vue de créer des drones solaires, autrement-dit des HAPS (pseudo-satellites à haute-altitude). "Nous allons passer d'un projet d'exploration à un projet industriel", assure André Borschberg, le pilote de Solar Impulse 2, à swissinfo.ch. D'ici plus ou moins cinq ans, décolleraient des appareils sans pilote de moindre envergure que Solar Impulse 2 (30 à 50 mètres contre 72 mètres) pouvant embarquer une charge utile d'une cinquantaine de kilos contre 300 kilos. Sur le blog Solar Impulse, il évoque "un appareil à énergie solaire sans pilote, capable de voler au moins six mois de manière autonome dans la stratosphère, au-dessus du trafic aérien et des perturbations météorologiques, là où l'air est calme". http://drones.blog.lemonde.fr/2016/01/18/un-projet-de-drone-chez-solar-impulse/#xtor=RSS-3208

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Aviation giants fly high even as airliner orders go into freefall


Airlines are buying fewer aircraft, but a backlog in production is going to last nearly a decade, writes Alan Tovey

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/12104679/Aviation-giants-fly-high-even-as-airliner-orders-go-into-freefall.html

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