FARNBOROUGH: Proposed stretch of 737 Max 9 possible, but challenging [feedly]

martes, 5 de julio de 2016

FARNBOROUGH: Proposed stretch of 737 Max 9 possible, but challenging
// Flight Global HEADLINES

The nearly 50-year-old 737 airframe may have one more stretch left to give, but it will not be easy.

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Tejas light combat aircraft inducted into Indian Air Force [feedly]

Tejas light combat aircraft inducted into Indian Air Force
// Air Force Technology News Press Releases

The Indian Ministry of Defence has inducted a fourth plus generation light combat aircraft (LCA) named 'Tejas' into its air force.


Raytheon Completes Milestone For Next-Generation GPS Controls [feedly]

Raytheon Completes Milestone For Next-Generation GPS Controls
// Aero-News Network

Development Progresses On OCX Control System, With Perfect External Interface Test Scores, Including Cyber Function Raytheon has achieved another test milestone in its development of the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, or GPS OCX. This new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy and security.

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Super-strong and airy 3D-printed supermaterials inch closer to reality [feedly]

Super-strong and airy 3D-printed supermaterials inch closer to reality
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Steel or cement, plastics or carbon fiber, silicon or graphene: Whether in construction, aerospace or electronics, picking the right material for the job involves choosing the best fit among a limited number of options, which often leads to tricky compromises. Now, a development at the Masdar Institute in the United Arab Emirates could mark a paradigm shift toward designing and 3D printing high-performance materials with features that are custom-designed to fit a specific application.

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Hindustan Aeronautics hands over first Tejas jets



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Floating airports: Could they finally become a reality?

Airports need a lot of space, but in the places most in need of air connections -- islands and large metropolises -- it's a commodity that's in short supply.

What if we could make a runway float over the virtually limitless flat surface of the sea?



Video and Press Release: Growing UAVs Through Chemistry

Video: https://youtu.be/EKt_zQHQ-0k

Press release:

Ahead of this years' Farnborough International Airshow, engineers and scientists at BAE Systems and the University of Glasgow have outlined their current thinking about military aircraft and how they might be designed and manufactured in the future.
The concepts have been developed collaboratively as part of BAE Systems' 'open innovation' approach to sharing technology and scientific ideas which sees large and established companies working with academia and small technology start-ups.

During this century, the scientists and engineers envisage that small Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) bespoke to specific military operations, could be 'grown' in large-scale labs through chemistry, speeding up evolutionary processes and creating bespoke aircraft in weeks, rather than years.

A radical new machine called a Chemputer™ could enable advanced chemical processes to grow aircraft and some of their complex electronic systems, conceivably from a molecular level upwards. This unique UK technology could use environmentally sustainable materials and support military operations where a multitude of small UAVs with a combination of technologies serving a specific purpose might be needed quickly. It could also be used to produce multi-functional parts for large manned aircraft.

Flying at such speeds and high altitude would allow them to outpace adversary missiles. The aircraft could perform a variety of missions where a rapid response is needed. These include deploying emergency supplies for Special Forces inside enemy territory using a sophisticated release system and deploying small surveillance aircraft.

“The world of military and civil aircraft is constantly evolving and it's been exciting to work with scientists and engineers outside BAE Systems and to consider how some unique British technologies could tackle the military threats of the future” said Professor Nick Colosimo, a BAE Systems Global Engineering Fellow.

Regius Professor Lee Cronin at the University of Glasgow, and Founding Scientific Director at Cronin Group PLC – who is developing the Chemputer™ added; ‘This is a very exciting time in the development of chemistry. We have been developing routes to digitize synthetic and materials chemistry and at some point in the future hope to assemble complex objects in a machine from the bottom up, or with minimal human assistance. Creating small aircraft would be very challenging but I’m confident that creative thinking and convergent digital technologies will eventually lead to the digital programming of complex chemical and material systems.’

BAE Systems has developed some of the world’s most innovative technologies and continues to invest in research and development to generate future products and capabilities.


"Cultivar" aviones en incubadoras: Chemputer®

Concepto en desarrollo por BAe System y la Universidad de Glasgow



Siemens-Extra electric aerobatic aircraft: Successfully Maiden Flight with Record-Setting Motor



Primer vuelo de la Extra 300 eléctrica con motor Siemens