Six U.S. Air Force F-35As have arrived at Mountain Home AFB for the type’s first simulated deployment [feedly]

martes, 16 de febrero de 2016

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Six U.S. Air Force F-35As have arrived at Mountain Home AFB for the type's first simulated deployment
// The Aviationist

First simulated deployment for the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs. Taken on Feb. 8, 2016 the following pictures feature six F-35A Lightning IIs belonging to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES) from Edwards Air Force Base, California, arriving at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, for the fifth generation aircraft's first simulated deployment […]
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Bombardier's CS100 Aircraft Kicks Off Worldwide Demo Tours [feedly]

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Bombardier's CS100 Aircraft Kicks Off Worldwide Demo Tours
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First Stop In The Kingdom Of Bahrain The recently-certified Bombardier CS100 aircraft in the livery of first operator SWISS has kicked off a series of demonstration tours with the first stop in Manama, in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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Embraer's KC-390 Returns to Flight Test - Aviation International News

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2016-02-17/embraers-kc-390-returns-flight-test

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Lockheed Martin Unveils Advanced Pilot Training Solution


The Lockheed Martin T-50A: Lowest risk, on time choice for U.S. Air Force pilot training requirements

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 11, 2016 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it will offer the T-50A in the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition. The T-50A was developed jointly by Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to replace the T-38 and train the next generation of pilots to fly 5th Generation aircraft.

Lockheed Martin also announced that it has selected the company’s Greenville Operations facility in Greenville, South Carolina, as the preferred Final Assembly and Checkout (FACO) site for the T-50A.

“The T-50A is production ready now. It is the only offering that meets all of the APT requirements and can deliver those capabilities on schedule,” said Rob Weiss, executive vice president and general manager, Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works®). “We carefully studied a clean-sheet option for the [Advanced Pilot Training] competition and determined that it posed excessive risk to the APT cost and schedule requirements.”

The T-50A delivers the fighter-like performance and capabilities needed to eliminate 5th Generation training gaps and inefficiencies. There is no more effective or affordable way to train the next generation of pilots to fly, fight and win.

Lockheed Martin’s accompanying T-50A Ground-Based Training System (GBTS) features innovative technologies that deliver an immersive, synchronized ground-based training platform. The agile T-50A GBTS applies lessons-learned from decades of training with leading-edge technologies to deliver a cost-effective advanced pilot training solution.

Lockheed Martin has a long and successful legacy of delivering advanced aeronautics systems and training platforms. Lockheed Martin is leveraging that proven expertise to deliver the lowest-risk, on time advanced pilot training solution to the U.S. Air Force.

For more information, visit lockheedmartin.com/t50A

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Airbus strengthens leadership position in Asia-Pacific region


  1. Airbus strengthens leadership position in Asia-Pacific region  Press Release
  2. A positive kick-off for Airbus in 2016  Press Release
  3. Airbus widens the scope of its Asia-Pacific services and industrial partnerships  Headline news
  4. Airbus widebody and single-aisle jetliners continue to make their mark in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region  Headline news
  5. Airbus widens the scope of its Asia-Pacific services and industrial partnerships  Headline news

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Honeywell Partnering With China's Comac on Jet Certification - Bloomberg [feedly]

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Honeywell Partnering With China's Comac on Jet Certification
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Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China has received 517 purchase commitments for the C919 from 21 customers, the Shanghai-based company said when it unveiled a prototype of the plane in November. Test flights were delayed to "sometime this year" from last ...

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Researchers want to use wasps to improve UAV flight plans - Engadget [feedly]


Researchers want to use wasps to improve UAV flight plans
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After spending the past decade studying ground-nesting wasps a team of researchers from the Australian National University believe that they've unlocked the secret to the insects' uncanny homing abilities -- one they hope can be applied to future UAV ...

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Singapore Air Show Report - Day Zero [feedly]

This year, the Singapore Air Show opens with ominous clouds overhead. Ongoing conflict in the Middle East that threatens to spiral out of control, tensions in Asia-Pacific over maritime claims and an economic slowdown and the threat of another financial crash makes for a jittery outlook. Yet in previous years, whether it be SARS, 9/11, high oil prices, aviation (particularly in civil) has always bounced back and resumed its upward trajectory and growth.

Lets take a look at some of the highlights and most interesting exhibits at the air show to look out for:
http://www.aerosociety.com/News/Insight-Blog/4060/Singapore-Air-Show-Report-Day-Zero


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Airbus, Boeing cash, stock, dividend strategies similar [feedly]

Airbus, Boeing cash, stock, dividend strategies similar


Feb. 16, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing has been under pressure since its Jan. 27 earnings call, when its 2016AirbusNew guidance fell short of analyst expectations. Then the news that the company is under preliminary investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over how its program accounting assumptions were reached.

Free cash flow (FCF), shareholder buybacks and strategy all have come under scrutiny is recent years. But just how different is this compared with its bitter rival, Airbus?

It turns out that other than Boeing's use of program accounting and Airbus' use of unit accounting (except for the first several A350 deliveries, for which contract (program) accounting is used), the approaches toward cash flow and shareholder buybacks are very similar. Continue reading in: https://leehamnews.com/2016/02/16/airbus-boeing-cash-stock-dividend-strategies-similar/

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First A321neo Suffers Tail Strike, Out Of Service For Weeks [feedly]

The first Airbus A321neo will have to undergo significant repair work and stay on the ground for weeks following a tail strike during flights tests on Feb. 15.

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Jet Airliner Certification Lengths Throughout History [feedly]

Jet Airliner Certification Lengths Throughout History
http://aviationweek.com/blog/jet-airliner-certification-lengths-throughout-history

Certifying and delivering a jet airliner even by modern and experienced manufacturers is challenging to say the least. Not since the 777 in the mid-1990s have we seen a new aircraft type flown and delivered within a year.

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SINGAPORE: Project Zero tiltrotor to gain diesel engine [feedly]

SINGAPORE: Project Zero tiltrotor to gain diesel engine
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/singapore-project-zero-tiltrotor-to-gain-diesel-eng-421964/

Finmeccanica Helicopters is continuing testing activities using its Project Zero unmanned technology demonstrator as it works to install a hybrid drive system on the aircraft.

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SINGAPORE: Airbus has revealed that an undisclosed customer has ordered 14 x A330neo.

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KC-46 Keeps Meeting Goals | JLENS to Resume Testing After Runaway Balloon Hiatus | US State Dept Approves $154.9M FMS to Saudi Arabia [feedly]

KC-46 Keeps Meeting Goals | JLENS to Resume Testing After Runaway Balloon Hiatus | US State Dept Approves $154.9M FMS to Saudi Arabia
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/kc-46-keeps-meeting-goals-jlens-to-resume-testing-after-runaway-balloon-hiatus-us-state-dept-approves-154-9m-fms-to-saudi-arabia-032796/

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Finalisation prochaine du contrat Eurofighter pour le Koweït

http://www.journal-aviation.com/actualites/32511-finalisation-prochaine-du-contrat-eurofighter-pour-le-koweit

Selon l'AFP, le contrat pour la vente d'Eurofighter au Koweït pourrait être finalisé la semaine prochaine, à l'occasion de la visite de la ministre italienne de la Défense Roberta Pinotti à son homologue koweïtien Cheikh Khaled Al Jarrah Al Sabah. L'accord est estimé à 7-8 milliards d'euros.

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