INTERIORS: Foam concept 'lighter than plastic' [feedly]

jueves, 7 de abril de 2016

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INTERIORS: Foam concept 'lighter than plastic'
// Flight Global HEADLINES

Weight reductions up to 50% could be achieved by using foam rather than solid plastic parts for aircraft interior installations, in the view of UK materials specialist Zotefoams.
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Embraer Phenom 100 selected for RAF Multi-Engine Pilot Trainer Aircraft [feedly]

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Embraer Phenom 100 Multi-Engine Pilot Trainer Aircraft
// Air Force Technology News Press Releases

Embraer Phenom 100 business jet has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide flight training for pilots of multi-engine aircraft of the Royal Air Force (RAF), under the fixed-wing training element of the UK Military Flight Trainin…
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Boeing Announces Expansion Plans for Training Capabilities in Shanghai

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=129671

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CleanSky: A milestone for Green Regional Aircraft and ATR! - March 2016

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Is Almost Ready For Launch To The Space Station

First resupply mission since explosion last summer What are you doing this Friday, April 8, at 4:43 p.m. Eastern? If you're a nerd like us, you'll be watching Cape Canaveral, Florida, where SpaceX will attempt to launch its Falcon 9 rocket and deploy its uncrewed Dragon capsule to the Internation...

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FBI Spy Planes Are Using Augmented Reality To Watch America

A startling find by BuzzFeed America's sky is a public resource, and full of vital information. To make sure airplanes don't collide into one another, they broadcast their locations, which are then tracked publicly online, in places like Flightradar24. From mid-August to the end December last yea...

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Contract awarded to construct F-35 aircraft engineering facilities at RAF Marham

http://www.baesystems.com/en/raf-marham-contract-awarded

We have been awarded a £118 million contract to build engineering and training facilities at RAF Marham in Norfolk, in readiness for the arrival of the UK's first F-35 Lightning II aircraft in 2018.

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New system helps aircraft automatically avoid mid-air collisions - Space Daily [feedly]


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New system helps aircraft automatically avoid mid-air collisions
Space Daily
A research effort associated with DARPA's Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program recently conducted the first successful flight tests of a shoebox-sized, plug-and-play system designed to enable manned and unmanned aircraft to ...
DARPA Tech Looks to Avoid Drone-Plane CollisionsPC Magazine
DARPA helps drones avoid mid-air collisionsEngadget
DARPA tests mid-air collision avoidance systemUPI.com

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UNSC resolution does not ban Su-30 fighter jet sales to Iran: Russia - Press TV [feedly]


UNSC resolution does not ban Su-30 fighter jet sales to Iran: Russia
Press TV
Russia has rejected a US claim that the sales of Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to Iran were prohibited under a United Nation Security Council resolution. On Tuesday, the US Department of State Undersecretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon said ...
Russia Wants to Sell Advanced Fighter Jets to Iran – and the US ...Yahoo News
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Northrop Grumman Responds to GPS III Space Vehicle Alternatives Program - GlobeNewswire (press release) [feedly]

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Northrop Grumman Responds to GPS III Space Vehicle Alternatives Program
GlobeNewswire (press release)
REDONDO BEACH, Calif., April 6, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has submitted an innovative proposal to the United States Air Force for the next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) III program. The Air ...
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ITEP engine is top pick to power US Army's FVL Light [feedly]

ITEP engine is top pick to power US Army's FVL Light
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/itep-engine-is-top-pick-to-power-us-armys-fvl-light-423967/

One of the competing 3,000shp (2,240kW)-class engines being developed by leading propulsion specialists could eventually power a next-generation light assault rotorcraft being considered by the US Army, despite being procured specifically to re-engine the Boeing AH-64E and Sikorsky UH-60M in the late 2020s.

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Flydubai 737 crash probe: Stabiliser shifted to nose-down [feedly]

Flydubai 737 crash probe: Stabiliser shifted to nose-down
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/flydubai-737-crash-probe-stabiliser-shifted-to-nose-423927/

Russian investigators have disclosed that the horizontal stabiliser of the crashed Flydubai Boeing 737-800 transitioned to nose-down pitch at a height of 900m (2,950ft) as the crew attempted a second go-around.

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Market Downturn A Possibility, Expert Predicts [feedly]

Oversold backlog means the bubble will eventually burst, says Pilarski.

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Southwest To Retire 118 Boeing 737-300s [feedly]

Southwest To Retire 118 Boeing 737-300s
http://aviationweek.com/mro-americas-2016/southwest-retire-118-boeing-737-300s

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U.S. Coast Guard introduces first C-27J Medium Range Surveillance airplane in the service’s colors [feedly]

The U.S. Coast Guard has received the first of 14 C-27J Spartans painted with the service's traditional color scheme. The U.S. Coast Guard has accepted the first of 14 C-27J Spartan aircraft in the service colors on Mar. 30. The Spartan will be introduced into the USCG medium range surveillance aircraft fleet and will conduct […]http://theaviationist.com/2016/04/06/u-s-coast-guard-introduces-first-c-27j-medium-range-surveillance-airplane-in-the-services-colors/

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NASA floats stratospheric airship prize [feedly]

NASA floats stratospheric airship prize
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/nasa-floats-stratospheric-airship-prize-423950/

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Navy and AF Award Boeing Over $500M in Contracts| RDM Opens Munitions Factory in Saudi Arabia | Pentagon to Block Sales of Su-30s to Iran [feedly]

Navy and AF Award Boeing Over $500M in Contracts| RDM Opens Munitions Factory in Saudi Arabia | Pentagon to Block Sales of Su-30s to Iran
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/navy-and-af-award-boeing-over-500m-in-contracts-rdm-opens-munitions-factory-in-saudi-arabia-pentagon-to-block-sales-of-su-30s-to-iran-033402/

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US DoD deploys 12 F-15C Eagle aircraft to support OAR in Europe [feedly]

US DoD deploys 12 F-15C Eagle aircraft to support OAR in Europe
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsus-dod-deploys-12-f-15c-eagle-aircraft-to-support-oar-in-europe-4858154

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Eielson Air Force Base selected for USAF's first operational overseas F-35A [feedly]

Eielson Air Force Base selected for USAF's first operational overseas F-35A
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newseielson-air-force-base-selected-for-usafs-first-operational-overseas-f-35a-4859202

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Flying gripper sphere picks up and drops off on its own [video]

With the ultra-light FreeMotionHandling indoor flying object, Festo has for the first time combined gripping and flying in a single future concept. The autonomous indoor flying object can manoeuvre freely in any direction, independently picking up and dropping off items where they are required.

Gizmag post

Festo press release (link  and text below)

https://www.festo.com/group/en/cms/11957.htm


Video: https://youtu.be/dv6zQr1_C9Q





Autonomous flying gripping sphere


Both gripping and flying have long been a topic for the Bionic Learning Network. In the FreeMotionHandling, Festo has for the first time combined both areas. The indoor flying object can manoeuvre autonomously in any direction, independently picking up and dropping off items where they are required.


Flying assistance system for handling in mid-air

The handling system consists of an ultra-light carbon ring with eight adaptive propellers. In the middle of the ring sits a rotatable helium ball with an integrated gripping element. As a result, both man and machine can interact with each other easily and safely, opening up entirely new possibilities for the workplace of the future. In this future, people could be supported by the spheres, using them as a flying assistance system – for example, when working at giddying heights or in hard-to-access areas.


Exact position sensing and precise object detection

No pilot is required to control the flying object. The sphere is coordinated externally by an indoor GPS, which has already been tried and tested on the eMotionSpheres and eMotionButterflies. In addition, the handling unit features two on-board cameras with which it monitors its surroundings, reacting to its environment even during the gripping process. Upon nearing the object to be gripped, the system takes over route planning, using the twin cameras for coordination.

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Robots simultaneously 3D-printed from both solids and liquids [feedly]

Robots have a tremendous potential, but if a way can't be found to manufacture them quickly, cheaply, and in large numbers, that potential may remain exactly that. To that end, MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has come up with a new way to make soft, hydraulically-powered robots in one step using commercial 3D printers that can print solid and liquid parts simultaneously... Continue Reading Robots simultaneously 3D-printed from both solids and liquids

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Bees' supreme obstacle avoidance to make for smarter drones [feedly]

For more than a century, aeronautical visionaries have turned to the natural world for inspiration and those working with modern-day miniature aircraft that fit in the palm of your hand are no different. By learning how bees safely zip through thick rainforests in spite of their poor vision, scientists say they can endow flying robots with similar capabilities, promising exciting new levels of autonomy for small drones.

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Photo: China shows upgraded attack Apache-like helicopter

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Boeing y NASA probando un airliner con alas arriostradas en tunel de viento

http://blog.sandglasspatrol.com/index.php/noticias/37-comercial/1608-boeing-y-nasa-probando-un-airliner-con-alas-arriostradas-en-tunel-de-viento

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Norwegian Low-cost airline boss Bjorn Kjos will fly you to New York for £149 (and says we MUST build a new runway in Britain)

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Future Aircraft as seen per Boeing, Airbus, Cessna-GE, Northrop Grumman, MIT

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