Israel Defense Forces using 3D printing to restore 30-year-old Air Force planes

miércoles, 20 de abril de 2016

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160420-israel-defense-forces-using-3d-printing-to-restore-30-year-old-air-force-planes.html

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are using 3D printers to restore or recycle decades-old equipment, with the Israeli Air Force (IAF) benefitting most fully from the initiative. The IAF's Aerial Maintenance Unit (AMU) is presently 3D printing replacement parts for aircraft up to 30 years old.

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Photographic shockwave research reaches new heights with BOSCO flights [feedly]



Photographic shockwave research reaches new heights with BOSCO flights
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Photographic_shockwave_research_reaches_new_heights_with_BOSCO_flights_999.html

Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Apr 18, 2016
null NASA's goal of developing a quiet supersonic aircraft is another step closer following a pair of successful first flights in a series demonstrating patent-pending Background Oriented Schlieren using Celestial Objects (BOSCO) technology, effectively using the sun as a background in capturing unique, measurable images of shockwaves. Improved image-processing technology makes it possible to c

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Turkey looks to develop next-gen drone subsystems [feedly]

Turkey looks to develop next-gen drone subsystems
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Turkey_looks_to_develop_next_gen_drone_subsystems_999.html

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Embraer prepares Legacy jet for Melbourne production - Florida Today [feedly]

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COMAC launches static test of C919 - CAPA - Centre for Aviation [feedly]

COMAC launches static test of C919
CAPA - Centre for Aviation
Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) commenced (11-Apr-2016) whole aircraft static tests on its C919 (01) aircraft on 11-Apr-2016. The test was transferred from its Shanghai assembly line to the Shanghai branch of China Aircraft Strength ...

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The dawn of a new golden age of spaceflight? [feedly]

The dawn of a new golden age of spaceflight?
http://www.aerosociety.com/News/Insight-Blog/4232/The-dawn-of-a-new-golden-age-of-spaceflight

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Lockheed Martin Announces First Quarter 2016 Earnings Results Conference Call [feedly]

Lockheed Martin Announces First Quarter 2016 Earnings Results Conference Call
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2016/april/q1-earnings-call.html

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Airbus, Boeing 1Q earnings ahead [feedly]

Airbus, Boeing 1Q earnings ahead
https://leehamnews.com/2016/04/20/airbus-boeing-1q-earnings/

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uAvionix Introduces Micro ADS-B Receiver For Small Drone Collision Avoidance [feedly]

uAvionix Introduces Micro ADS-B Receiver For Small Drone Collision Avoidance
http://drones.org/rc/uavionix-introduces-micro-ads-b-receiver-for-small-drone-collision-avoidance-2006/

Electronics manufacturer uAvionix has introduced the smallest and lightest ADS-B receiver ever made. The new …

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Hybrid Airship REVOLUTIONIZING REMOTE TRANSPORTATION

Hybrid Airships make it possible to affordably deliver heavy cargo and personnel to remote locations around the world. Burning less than one tenth the fuel of a helicopter per ton, the Hybrid Airship will redefine sustainability for the future. full text: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/HybridAirship.html

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Bell speeds 525 prototype to 200kt (370km/h)

Bell speeds 525 prototype to 200kt
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bell-speeds-525-prototype-to-200kt-424394/

Bell Helicopter has now taken its developmental 525 super-medium twin to a speed of above 200kt (370km/h) as it prepares for the arrival of the programme s third flight-test vehicle.

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MH370: Debris found in Mozambique 'almost certainly' from missing plane, investigators say



Two pieces of plane debris found on the coast of Mozambique are "almost certainly" from missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, investigators have said.

The two pieces of wreckage, one found on 27 December 2015 and the other found 135 miles away on 27 February this year, were confirmed to have come from the missing plane after a long investigation from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). Full text: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/mh370-debris-parts-wreckage-almost-certainly-mozambique-australia-atsb-a6991946.html

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P&W Upgrade to Keep B-52 Aloft into 2040 and Beyond | State Dept to Approve Contested Sale to Qatar, Kuwait | Taiwan Plans to Develop Own Engine for IDF [feedly]

P&W Upgrade to Keep B-52 Aloft into 2040 and Beyond | State Dept to Approve Contested Sale to Qatar, Kuwait | Taiwan Plans to Develop Own Engine for IDF

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/pw-upgrade-to-keep-b-52-aloft-into-2040-and-beyond-state-dept-to-approve-contested-sale-to-qatar-kuwait-taiwan-plans-to-develop-own-engine-for-idf-2-033554/

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Start your engines…First full GE9X engine begins testing



April 11, 2016

PEEBLES, OH--Ground testing in underway on the first full GE9X development engine, which is the world’s largest commercial aircraft engine, at GE Aviation’s Peebles Testing Operation in Ohio. The GE9X engine will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft.

“The entire GE9X team—from engineering to sourcing to supply chain to development assembly—devoted countless hours to enable this achievement to occur,” said Bill Millhaem, general manager of the GE90/GE9X engine programs at GE Aviation. “The ground testing will generate data on the full engine system and aerodynamic performance, mechanical verification, and aero thermal system validation.”

"We would like to convey our congratulations to the GE team for its achievement of this milestone,” said Bob Feldmann, Boeing 777X vice president and general manager. “GE's commitment to technology maturation throughout the GE9X development program continues to deliver results for the 777X program. We look forward to working together with GE to deliver this great airplane to our customers.”

Maturation testing of the GE9X engine began about five years ago and has progressed from component-level all the way to the first full engine to test (FETT). FETT brings all the GE9X technologies together to demonstrate their operability as a complete propulsion system.

Compared to other engine programs, the GE9X FETT happened earlier in the development process, just a mere six months after the engine design was finalized. This timing assures all learnings from FETT will be captured in the certification engines. Next year will be a busy year for the GE9X program with the start of certification testing and flight testing on GE Aviation’s flying test bed. Engine certification is anticipated in 2018.

With almost 700 GE9X engines on order, the GE9X engine will be in the 100,000 pound thrust class and will have the largest front fan at 134 inches in diameter with a composite fan case and 16 fourth generation carbon fiber composite fan blades. Other key features include; a next-generation 27:1 pressure-ratio 11-stage high-pressure compressor; a third-generation TAPS III combustor for high efficiency and low emissions; and CMC material in the combustor and turbine.

IHI Corporation, Snecma and Techspace Aero (Safran), and MTU Aero Engines AG are participants in the GE9X engine program.

Click here to see the first full GE9X engine fire up for the first time.

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is part of the world’s Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.

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An inflatable flying camera for the drone-averse [feedly]

With all the furore about drones today, it's easy to forget that blimps once ruled the skies over sporting events. But one company believes that big airships still have plenty to offer in this area, so has developed an aerial platform that carries broadcast gear and won't wreak havoc should it come crashing to the ground.

.. Continue Reading An inflatable flying camera for the drone-averse

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UK civil air display review: final report Shoreham air disaster of August 2015



On 22 August 2015, a privately-operated Hawker Hunter (G-BXFI) which had just commenced an air display routine at Shoreham UK, after positioning from its base at North Weald for the purpose, crashed into traffic on a nearby and very busy main road in day VMC. The aircraft broke up on impact and its destruction was completed by intense fires in parts of the wreckage. Eleven road users were killed and the pilot was seriously injured.
full text:http://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/HUNT,_manoeuvring,_vicinity_Shoreham_UK,_2015

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New 3-D Printing Technique Makes Ceramic Parts

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601245/new-3-d-printing-technique-makes-ceramic-parts/


https://youtu.be/PXweA7gQZ8g

A new way of making these tough materials could be a key step in producing better airplane engines and long-lasting machine parts
A new way of making these tough materials could be a key step in producing better airplane engines and long-lasting machine parts.
A new way of making these tough materials could be a key step in producing better airplane engines and long-lasting machine parts
A new way of making these tough materials could be a key step in producing better airplane engines and long-lasting machine parts.

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U.S. poised to approve Boeing fighter jet sales to Qatar, Kuwait

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-mideast-gulf-idUSKCN0XF2KU

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