Blue Origin’s Reusable Rocket Just Stuck Its Third Landing

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The private spaceflight company is continuing to perfect its reusable rocket. The post Blue Origin's Reusable Rocket Just Stuck Its Third Landing appeared first on WIRED.

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SpaceX's Reusable Rockets Could Cut Launch Prices 30 Percent

A $43 million ride to space SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is already dramatically slashing the cost of launching stuff into space. A SpaceX launch costs about $61 million, compared to $225 million for a ULA launch (ULA stands for United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between defense giants Boeing an...

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Brussels attacks: Airport set to reopen on Sunday

Brussels airport plans to partially reopen on Sunday with new security controls, 12 days after it was attacked by suicide bombers. Airport authorities said three Brussels Airlines' flights would depart for European destinations. Zaventem has not handled passenger flights since the attack on its d...

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ANALYSIS: Regulators stepping up in UAV airspace integration [feedly]

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ANALYSIS: Regulators stepping up in UAV airspace integration
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When it comes to unmanned air vehicle airspace integration, a blame game is typically played out between industry, users and regulators on why these operations still come second to manned aviation.
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Bell-Boeing begins designing CMV-22B with $151 million contract [feedly]

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Bell-Boeing begins designing CMV-22B with $151 million contract
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A $151 million contract awarded to V-22 tiltrotor manufacturer Bell-Boeing this week allows engineers to get started designing the US Navy s future Osprey variant, the CMV-22B, which is replacing the Northrop Grumman C-2 Greyhound twin turboprop in the aircraft carrier logistics role at sea.
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Aerosports Update: Vans Aircraft To Produce A Multiengine Kit-Built Airplane [feedly]

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Aerosports Update: Vans Aircraft To Produce A Multiengine Kit-Built Airplane
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Another Milestone Is Set As Vans Aircraft Seeks A New Market In Their Kit Aircraft Lineup It's reported that Vans Aircraft founder and CEO, Richard VanGrunsven (Van), is about to add a new aircraft to his already copious lineup of aircraft models. It is alleged that Van VanGrunsven has received numerous comments requesting a multiengine aircraft, and his response to that request will be called the RV-82.
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Experimental Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Down On Initial Flight [feedly]

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Experimental Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Down On Initial Flight
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Pilot Was Uninjured In The Accident An experimental prototype tilt-rotor aircraft went down conducting its first flight last week, but fortunately, the pilot was able to walk away from the accident.
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New piston skirt coatings promise significant reduction in engine friction [feedly]

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New piston skirt coatings promise significant reduction in engine friction
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The piston skirt and pin account for about 17 percent of the frictional loss in a combustion engine as they are the most difficult to keep lubricated and have the largest contact surfaces. OE powertrain manufacturer Federal-Mogul has announced two new-generation coatings that are claimed to reduce this friction by up to 15 percent compared to standard coatings.

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Airbus, the biggest factory of France

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Reliance Defence, Ukraine's Antonov plan joint venture for aircraft - Economic Times

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India's Reliance and Antonov agree to co-produce transport aircraft - IHS Jane's 360

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South Korea Seeks Radar-Absorbing Structure For Strike UAV - Aviation Week

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Airbus, Local Motors To Crowdsource UAV Design - Aviation Week

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UK readies for commercial single-engine flights as EASA vote nears - Runway GirlRunway Girl

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P2012 Traveller rolls out | Tecnam



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Successful roll-out of the first TECNAM P2012 Traveller from its Experimental Assembly Line (XAL) in Capua (Italy).
The Tecnam Flight Crew powered up the P2012's pair of Lycoming TEO-540-C1A engines for a successful and smooth taxi onto the Capua ramp.

In the cockpit of P2012 (serial number 003) were Tecnam Managing Director, Paolo Pascale and Lorenzo De Stefano, Tecnam Experimental Test Pilot ably by key members of launch customer Cape Air's leadership team, Stan Bernstein – Member, Board of Directors and Jim Goddard – Senior Vice President, Fleet Planning.

The Tecnam P2012 Traveller is an eleven seat next generation piston engine twin, designed to comply with both FAR part 23 and EASA CS-23.

The joint Tecnam and Cape Air P2012 Traveller development team, including Lycoming for the engines and Garmin for the avionic systems, is a significant international cooperation aiming to deliver both innovation and a step change in air transportation.

Paolo Pascale, Tecnam Managing Director said "Another milestone has achieved. The P2012 Traveller is yet another superlative aircraft designed by Professor Luigi Pascale, with the aim of meeting growing demands of regional short-haul transportation operators in particular. It was a tremendous joy for us, both as airmen and manufacturer to be able to share this unique milestone today's with the Cape Air leadership team."

Jim Goddard, Caper Air Senior Vice President, Fleet Planning stated: "Cape Air is committed to working with Tecnam to meet the current development of the P2012 Traveller.
As both a lifelong airplane and aviation enthusiast, taking part in todays P2012 roll out was a special treat that will be remembered for a lifetime. The P2012, with its unique aerodynamic profile and lines, is a flying example when science and art come together so all may enjoy. This aircraft brings the passion and emotion that has existed at Tecnam in 1948 and remains until this day. The P2012 remains on track to meet the future needs of Cape Air and our demanding operating profile. We are excited to continue our work with Tecnam to achieve both of our organizations desired goals."

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Now in its 26th year, Cape Air is one of the largest regional airlines in the United States, annually flying over 686,000 passengers to destinations around the world including: New England, New York, the Caribbean, the Midwest, Florida, the Bahamas and Micronesia. With a fleet of eighty-four Cessna 402s, two ATR-42s, four Britten-Norman Islanders, and two Cessna Caravan Amphibians, the employee-owned company operates up to 550 flights per day. Based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Air also operates flights under the Nantucket Airlines brand. Cape Air is a codeshare partner with United Airlines in the Caribbean and American Airlines in the Midwest. In Micronesia Cape Air operates as United Express. In addition, Cape Air has ticket and baggage agreements with most major airlines. Cape Air's unique brand of customer service, MOCHA HAGoTDI,* has earned the airline several accolades, including "One of the Top Ten Small Airlines in the World" by Condé Nast Traveler. The airline has been recognized for outstanding philanthropy in the communities it serves and Cape Air Founder and CEO Dan Wolf was recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award.

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UK readies for commercial single-engine flights as EASA vote nears - Runway GirlRunway Girl

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