Airbus CARGO DRONES challenge

miércoles, 13 de abril de 2016

Design a drone solution, together with airbus group & local motors, as a solution to transport urgent, medical content to people and places that are traditionally difficult to reach. And don't stop there - consider other types of cargo this amazing technology can transport. Then, see your vision brought to life by the best in the business

https://localmotors.com/dronechallenge/

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Rheinmetall to supply complete training equipment for new Embraer KC-390 transport plane



http://www.rheinmetall.com/en/rheinmetall_ag/press/news/latest_news/details_7936.php



  • Order worth over €100 million

Brazil’s Embraer, one of the world’s largest aircraft makers, has contracted with Rheinmetall to develop and supply a full suite of training equipment for the new Embraer KC-390 transport plane. A framework agreement to this effect has just been signed. For Rheinmetall, the programme should mean sales of well over €100 million spread out over the next ten to fifteen years.

Embraer Defense & Security’s KC-390 made its maiden flight on 3 February 2015 and is now close to going into full-scale production. Experts see excellent opportunities for the new aircraft on the world market. The Brazilian Air Force has already ordered 28 planes, and the armed forces of a number of other Latin American and European nations have expressed serious interest in it.

Rheinmetall’s Simulation and Training business unit will design, manufacture, deliver and support all training devices for Embraer’s revolutionary new KC-390 aircraft, including cargo handling, procedure and maintenance trainers as well as flight and mission training systems, including full mission and flight simulators. Rheinmetall brings to the project its vast expertise in training systems, especially for military transport aircraft, and will provide proven, innovative simulation technology for future KC-390 pilots, mission crew, loadmasters and maintainers.

"Rheinmetall is honoured to have been selected as the training devices partner in the KC-390 programme", declared Ulrich Sasse, president of Rheinmetall’s Simulation and Training business unit. "It’s exciting to be able to demonstrate our commitment to Embraer and the entire KC-390 programme by providing proven, state-of-the-art simulation technology from Germany."

Embraer KC-390 is a tactical transport aircraft that sets new standards in its category, while offering the lowest lifecycle costs in the market. It can perform a variety of missions, such as cargo and troop transport, troop and cargo air delivery, aerial refuelling, search and rescue and forest fire fighting. Embraer expects certification of the KC-390 jet by the end of 2017, with first deliveries of the aircraft scheduled for the first half of 2018.

"We look forward to building on our recent fruitful cooperation with Rheinmetall and are confident that our partnership will result in a first-class KC-390 Training Media Suite that will definitely contribute to the overall success of the KC-390 programme", stated Jackson Schneider, president and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security.

A member of the globe-spanning Rheinmetall Group, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH has over 40 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing simulation systems and providing training services. RDE is a leading supplier of military training solutions and highly skilled in the field of flight simulator and flight training device development and support as well as training services. Based in Bremen, Germany, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics has 1,200 highly qualified employees working on various projects in simulation and training worldwide.

Leader in the Latin American aerospace and defence industry, Brazil’s Embraer Defense & Security offers a complete line of integrated solutions, including Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) applications, leading-edge technologies in the production of radars, advanced information and communication systems, integrated systems for border monitoring and surveillance, as well as military and government transportation aircraft. With a growing presence in the global market, Embraer Defense & Security products are present in more than 60 countries.

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Mes del Aire en la Sociedad Aeronáutica Española (Madrid)







CONFERENCIA DEL CICLO
"LA SAE CONTADA A LOS NIÑOS"
 

Desde la Sociedad Aeronáutica Española y de la Astronáutica, SAE


Os queremos invitar a nuestro "Mes del Aire" que se celebrará en
"PANGEA: THE TRAVEL STORE"

 en la c/Príncipe de Vergara, 26 de Madrid 
 

Domingo 17 de Abril a las 12.00h
"La aventura del paramotor"
por D. Pierre J. Diet (Federación aérea madrileña. Experto y fabricante de motores para parapente)

Domingo 24 de Abril a las 12.30h
"Como vuela un avion, y un dron" 
por D. Javier Gomez Barredo (Presidente de SEPLA y comandante de A330)

 


Dirigida a público infantil.
Tendrá lugar en la "PAGEA: THE TRAVEL STORE" 
 (Príncipe de Vergara , 26)

¡Ven con tus hijos!


No es necesario confirmar la asistencia,
¡simplemente venir y disfrutar!

Para más información:
http://www.sociedadaeronautica.org
 para estar al tanto de la actualidad aeronáutica

"Mes del Aire" Así fueron las anteriores:
 


 


 


 




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Sonaca – a new European light aircraft company is born



A new light aircraft company is about to take off in Europe: Sonaca Aircraft. The company is part of the Sonaca Group, well known in the aerospace industry for engineering services and structures, with its base in Gosselies, Belgium. S0onaca Aircraft is a joint venture, 65% owned by Sonaca Group and 35% by The Airplane Factory, the South African company responsible for the Sling two and four seat kitplanes.

Full text: http://www.flyer.co.uk/sonaca-new-european-light-aircraft-company-launches-two-seater/

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Israeli firm unveils 'Drone Dome' that defends against aerial attacks - Jerusalem Post Israel News [feedly]

Jerusalem Post Israel News
Israeli firm unveils 'Drone Dome' that defends against aerial attacks
Jerusalem Post Israel News
The Drone Dome, which went on display at the Laad defense exhibition in Brazil, uses a radar and cameras to detect and track the movements of enemy drones flying in prohibited areas, and then disrupts its electronic systems, thereby ending its flight.

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Army upgrading Apache's 40-year-old sensors - Defense Systems [feedly]

Army upgrading Apache's 40-year-old sensors
Defense Systems
Meanwhile, the Army also has been working on integrating Apaches with unmanned aerial systems, late last year demonstrating manned-unmanned teaming and data sharing between an Apache and a Gray Eagle UAS. Earlier tests also gave Apache pilots ...

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Tiny CubeSat tracks worldwide air traffic [feedly]

Tiny CubeSat tracks worldwide air traffic
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Tiny_CubeSat_tracks_worldwide_air_traffic_999.html

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Iran's new aerial drone makes maiden flight [feedly]

Tehran (UPI) Apr 12, 2016
null Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC, on Tuesday unveiled its newest aerial surveillance drone during large-scale military exercises in the western part of the country. Iranian media reports the drone, named "Hamasseh" or "Epic" in English, conducted its first ever surveillance flights during the exercise in Sistan and Baluchestan Province in western Iran. The drone flew as part o





http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Irans_new_aerial_drone_makes_maiden_flight_999.html

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Spanish Govt backs PLD Space with $1.56M program [feedly]

Spanish Govt backs PLD Space with $1.56M program
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Spanish_Government_supports_PLD_Space_launchers_development_with_a_1_56M_program_999.html

Madrid, Spain (SPX) Apr 12, 2016
null The European launch company PLD Space has been awarded by the Spanish Government with a $1.56M propulsion project called TEPREL. TEPREL (Spanish Reusable Propulsion Technologies for Launchers) will help PLD Space to continue their liquid rocket engine program, the first one dedicated to boost the small satellite industry in Europe. This project will help PLD Space to have a 35kN engine qualified

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DARPA to hold open competition for umanned spaceplane demonstration phase [feedly]

DARPA to hold open competition for XS-1 demonstration phase
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/darpa-to-hold-open-competition-for-xs-1-demonstratio-424114/

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will accept outside bids for the construction and demonstration of a reusable, unmanned XS-1 spaceplane.

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Airbus : 10 commandes nettes, 125 livraisons au premier trimestre - Air-Journal [feedly]

Air-Journal
Airbus : 10 commandes nettes, 125 livraisons au premier trimestre
Air-Journal
... pour un client anonyme (conclue le 31 mars), sept A320neo pour CSA Czech Airlines, un ACJ319neo pour un client corporate forcément anonyme, et enfin quatre A330-200 pour Airbus Defense & Space (qui les convertira en ravitailleurs en vol MRTT).

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Bordeaux prépare la 4ème édition UAV Show - AeroBuzz.fr [feedly]


Bordeaux prépare la 4ème édition UAV Show
AeroBuzz.fr
UAV Show, désormais traditionnel rendez-vous biennal des acteurs européens du drone civil, organisé par Bordeaux Technowest et Congrès & Exposition de Bordeaux, aura lieu les 12 et 13 octobre 2016 à Mérignac (Pin Galant). 2.000 m2 seront dédiés au ...

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Thai B772 near Singapore on Apr 12th 2016, turbulence injures 6 [feedly]

Thai B772 near Singapore on Apr 12th 2016, turbulence injures 6
https://feedity.com/hop.aspx?MzI1NzI25OXKKCkpsNLXTyzLSC1KzEnRS87P1c%2BwTywqyUzOSbU1sTRLTrSwNFXLLyixNQAA

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Mind meld - controlling an aircraft with your brain [feedly]

After HOTAS, HMDs, touchscreens and gesture control - is 'thought control' the final evolution of the human-machine interface for pilots? TIM ROBINSON talks to Honeywell Aerospace about its cutting edge research into neural technology.

http://www.aerosociety.com/News/Insight-Blog/4207/Mind-meld-controlling-an-aircraft-with-your-brain

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Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training Recognizes Top Suppliers [feedly]

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Prices set for years, Boeing cost-cutting goes straight to bottom line [feedly]

Prices set for years, Boeing cost-cutting goes straight to bottom line
https://leehamnews.com/2016/04/12/prices-set-years-boeing-cost-cutting-goes-straight-bottom-line/

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Alcoa lowers guidance, cites slowing jet sales, production ramp up [feedly]

Alcoa lowers guidance, cites slowing jet sales, production ramp up
https://leehamnews.com/2016/04/13/alcoa-lowers-guidance-cites-slowing-jet-sales-production-ramp/

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Emerald Aerospace Opens In Former Boeing Wichita Facility [feedly]

Nearly two years after the last E-4B flew from Boeing's facility here, a new large aircraft completion center, Emerald Aerospace, has opened inside the former Boeing hangar.

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Textron Aviation supports business aviation growth in China

press release

SHANGHAI, China (April 11, 2016) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the Asian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (ABACE) that three years after establishing a joint venture between Cessna Aircraft Company and China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company (CAIGA), deliveries of the Cessna Caravan single-engine utility turboprop have increased nearly 80 percent in country.

Textron Aviation’s exhibit this week at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport includes the Grand Caravan EX, and two more of its most popular regional products: the Cessna Citation XLS+ midsize business jet and the flagship of the Beechcraft King Air family of twin-engine turboprops, the King Air 350i with Fusion avionics. Textron Aviation is joined by its corporate sister company Bell Helicopter, which is exhibiting the Bell 429 in a VIP configuration. The 429 continues to gain interest throughout the region due to its state-of-the-art technology and luxurious interior.

“From establishing assembly and delivery partnerships, to aggressively investing in sales and support personnel, Textron Aviation’s approach of building a localized, company-direct presence in China is not only ensuring Cessna and Beechcraft products remain the leading models in China in the categories in which we compete, but also helping mature the business aviation industry here,” said Bill Schultz, senior vice president, Business Development, China. “The success of the Caravan and King Air in region demonstrates how being close to our customers allows us to be more responsive in offering solutions for their mission requirements.”

Turboprop versatility wins in region

With nearly 900 turboprop aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region, Beechcraft and Cessna’s turboprop platforms lead the market. The Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Grand Caravan EX have proven to be ideally suited to the region’s needs due to their ample range, solid load capacity and flexible special mission capability.

A favorite among private and commercial operators in the region, the Grand Caravan EX allows for extended missions and higher payload. The amphibian model has sparked a new segment in China’s aviation market by giving operators greater access to remote locations with a first-class interior configuration that can accommodate up to nine passengers. Shanghai-headquartered Joy Air Holdings has taken delivery of 13 of its initial order of 20 Grand Caravan EX Amphibian aircraft, which it is utilizing for flights between coastal areas, air sightseeing tours and charter flights throughout the region.

The Beechcraft King Air 350i, equipped with the new Pro Line Fusion avionics system and cabin upgrades, is making its ABACE debut. Pro Line Fusion for the King Air brings one of the most trusted avionics architectures to the first full touch-screen flight display system. The one-of-a-kind, intuitive flight deck enhances the flight experience while reducing pilot workload.

Leading the APAC business jet market

Cessna and CAIGA also operate a joint venture – Cessna-AVIC (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd. – for paint, interior installation, flight testing and delivery of the Citation XLS+ for Chinese customers. The midsize XLS+ is the best-selling business jet worldwide and is ideal for the Chinese market due to its low acquisition and operating costs, its high-altitude performance and its range.

The Asia-Pacific region is perfect for the extensive mission and performance capabilities of Cessna’s broad range of Citation business jets with nearly 300 in operation throughout the region. With a range of 5,278 kilometers (2,850 nautical miles) and class-leading cabin comfort and ownership costs, the company’s recently certified Citation Latitude is an ideal platform for the region. Following a successful demonstration tour in 2015 throughout Asia-Pacific, the Latitude earned high marks from owners and operators looking for exceptional performance capabilities and maximum comfort at a midsize acquisition price.

Dedicated support for region’s largest fleet

Supporting the largest fleet of aircraft throughout the Asia-Pacific markets, Textron Aviation has a robust network of nearly 40 authorized service facilities, including nine in China, to support its customers throughout the region. In addition, the company also has a dedicated parts depot in Singapore, as well as a team of expert service technicians in country offering maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, refurbishments and other specialized services.

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U.S. F-22 Raptors make surprise deployment to RAF Lakenheath, UK [feedly]

U.S. F-22 Raptors make surprise deployment to RAF Lakenheath, UK
http://theaviationist.com/2016/04/11/u-s-f-22-raptors-make-surprise-deployment-to-raf-lakenheath-uk/

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ANALYSIS: Europe prepares to approve commercial single-engine operations [feedly]

ANALYSIS: Europe prepares to approve commercial single-engine operations
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-europe-prepares-to-approve-commercial-sing-423522/

After two decades of European resistance to permitting commercial single-turbine operations at night or in instrument meteorological conditions (SET-IMC), EASA is drawing up the final regulation that would approve it across all contracting states.

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Regulatory clearance – and rebrand – ahead of Airlander 10's flight return [feedly]

Regulatory clearance – and rebrand – ahead of Airlander 10's flight return
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/regulatory-clearance-and-rebrand-ahead-of-airlan-424105/

Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has received the necessary European and national approvals to return its Airlander 10 airship now named Martha Gwyn to flight.

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USAF unit charged with guarding a nuclear arsenal shopping for drone dogfighters [feedly]

USAF bomber command shopping for drone dogfighters
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-bomber-command-shopping-for-drone-dogfighters-424121/

The US Air Force unit charged with guarding a nuclear arsenal is searching for mini-drones designed to electronically dogfight other mini-drones.

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Next Gen Jammer Under Development | Boeing Optimistic on Early KC-46 Deliveries | Mitsu’s X-2 Stealth Demo Expected by EOM [feedly]

Next Gen Jammer Under Development | Boeing Optimistic on Early KC-46 Deliveries | Mitsu's X-2 Stealth Demo Expected by EOM
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/next-gen-jammer-under-development-boeing-optimistic-on-early-kc-46-deliveries-mitsus-x-2-stealth-demo-expected-by-eom-033459/

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