KC-135 Crews Support KC-46A Testing Missions [feedly]

lunes, 9 de mayo de 2016

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KC-135 Crews Support KC-46A Testing Missions
// Aero-News Network

Provided Refueling Support To Receiver And Chase Aircraft Sixty-year-old KC-135 Stratotankers from McConnell Air Force Base recently supported the new KC-46A Pegasus testing and evaluation missions in Washington.
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Toyota battery breakthrough means magnesium could eventually replace lithium [feedly]

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Toyota battery breakthrough means magnesium could eventually replace lithium
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Engineers at the Toyota Research Institute of North America think they've found the secret to using magnesium in rechargeable batteries. This would replace lithium as a safer, more energy-dense option for batteries in everything from cell phones to cars.

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Category: Automotive

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Third AW609 tiltrotor prototype resumes testing following fatal crash [feedly]

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Third AW609 tiltrotor prototype resumes testing following fatal crash
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

After a six month hiatus, ground tests have resumed on the third prototype (A/C3) of the AgustaWestland AW609 tiltrotor. The aircraft recently underwent restrained ground testing with all engines and systems online after testing was suspended following a fatal air crash on October 30, 2015, which cost the lives of two test pilots.

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Category: Aircraft

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MESSENGER spacecraft provides first global topographical model of Mercury [feedly]

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MESSENGER spacecraft provides first global topographical model of Mercury
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Using data captured by NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft, a team of scientists has constructed the first complete digital elevation model (DEM) of the planet Mercury. The newly-released map reveals the geographical highs and lows of the innermost planet in our solar system, as well as highlighting a number of fascinating surface characteristics.

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Category: Space

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British Airways A388 enroute on May 5th 2016, the square tyre

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Supracor’s revolutionary Stimulite seat cushion takes off on Swiss

https://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2016/05/08/supracors-revolutionary-stimulite-seat-cushion-takes-off-swiss/

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Success of drones depends on global air traffic control system and overhauled regulations - Diginomica

http://diginomica.com/2016/05/09/success-of-drones-depends-on-global-air-traffic-control-system-and-overhauled-regulations/

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Airbus Helicopters confident on Tiger’s Australian future

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-helicopters-confident-on-tigers-australian-f-425109/

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Pontifications: Derivatives at Boeing



What was news is that for the first time, the Boeing CEO and the head of the MAX program went on record essentially admitting the MAX line isn’t well positioned against Airbus after all. Or, on the lower end, to Bombardier.



Too many derivatives...

full text in: https://leehamnews.com/2016/05/09/pontifications-derivatives/

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How good is a MAX 7X and why would it replace the original?


  1. The 737-700, and therefore MAX 7, was defined a continuation of the 737-300 at 126 passengers in a domestic two class configuration.
  2. Bombardier is offering 135 seats in a similar, but more comfortable, CS300 cabin with an aircraft which is lighter and more economical than the MAX 7.
  3. The already meager order book for the MAX 7 is therefore getting more pressure from a resurging C Series line.
  4. Boeing is now attempting to convince its customers that a larger MAX 7, based on MAX 8, would be a better aircraft for the customers (and for Boeing). We reveal why.



Full text: https://leehamnews.com/2016/05/09/good-max-7x-replace-original/

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