Would you fly in a pilotless airliner?

martes, 13 de septiembre de 2016

Driverless trains and cars are already with us – but how soon before pilotless airliners? The biggest challenge may be getting passengers on board. Have you ever had a panic attack in mid-flight? Those that have will tell you it's not fun. And there are plenty of reasons that make people panic. S...

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Drones will use lasers so other lasers can't shoot them down

Air defense is becoming a light show Drones will be getting their first lasers. They won't be used to attack enemy targets, though--the lasers are to stop enemy lasers from shooting them out of the sky. The U.S. military has been researching lasers since the 1960s, though they've mostly been used...

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Dutch police's drone-hunting eagles are ready for action [feedly]


Dutch police's drone-hunting eagles are ready for action
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

If you're looking to stop a drone in its tracks, these days you've got more than a few options. You could deploy a drone-catching drone, load up a shoulder-mounted net cannon or say, dispatch quadcopter-hunting birds of prey. Yes, after trialling the latter approach for around a year Dutch police are now preparing to welcome eagles into the law enforcement fold, with the animals highly trained to take down drones that pose a threat to the public.

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Battle stations: Autonomous systems readied for Unmanned Warrior exercise - The Engineer

https://www.theengineer.co.uk/battle-stations-autonomous-systems-prepare-for-unmanned-warrior-exercise/

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Antonov in 2017 to ensure full import substitution of Russian components in new aircraft

http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/economic/369775.html

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Boeing ups forecast for Chinese demand for next jets

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-ups-forecast-for-chinese-demand-for-next-jets-429263/

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European aviation group calls for improved UAV safety

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/european-aviation-group-calls-for-improved-uav-safet-429274/

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Boeing asked to bid for Air Force One replacement

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-asked-to-bid-for-air-force-one-replacement-429275/

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Boeing Reveals First Two Aircraft for U.S. Air Force T-X Competition

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-09-13-Boeing-Reveals-First-Two-Aircraft-for-Air-Force-T-X-Competition

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Auto-GCAS Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot—Declassified USAF Footage

This newly declassified video footage from the head-up-display of a U.S. Air Force Arizona Air National Guard F-16 records the dramatic moment when its unconscious pilot is saved from certain death by the aircraft’s Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS).


http://aviationweek.com/technology/auto-gcas-saves-unconscious-f-16-pilot-declassified-usaf-footage


The event is considered the fourth confirmed "save" of an aircraft by the system since Auto-GCAS was introduced into the Air Force F-16 fleet in late 2014. Developed over almost three decades by Lockheed Martin, NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory, the system is designed to automatically execute a ground-avoiding maneuver if it detects an impending collision.

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[video] B737 cargo plane belly landing on Wamena Airport Runway, Papua

http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/breaking-trigana-airs-cargo-aircraft-skids-off-wamena-airport-runway/

A Trigana Air cargo aircraft skidded off the runway of the Wamena Airport in the Puncak Jaya district of Papua on Tuesday morning (13/09), disrupting fuel distribution to the region.

No fatalities have been reported.

The Boeing 737 300 PK-YSY skidded of the runway around 7.40 a.m. after its wheel axles were reportedly broken as the aircraft was landing in Wamena Airport.


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UAV Interception System Was Shown at Army-2016 Forum - http://mil.today/ (press release) [feedly]



UAV Interception System Was Shown at Army-2016 Forum
http://mil.today/ (press release)
According to the company's press service, the system can detect and identify enemy's UAV control signals within 10-km radius, and then, depending on the target parameters, select optimal jamming type. The system's equipment is mounted on the KamAZ ...

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Two analysts, two very different views of Boeing free cash flow [feedly]

Two analysts, two very different views of Boeing free cash flow
https://leehamnews.com/2016/09/13/two-analysts-two-different-views-boeing-free-cash-flow/

Cai von Ruhmor of Cowen & Co. believes the 787, 737 MAX and KC-46A programs will more than offset declines in the 777 Classic cash flow and increased spending on its successor, the 777X. Von Rohmor maintains an Outperform (Buy) rating on the stock.

David Strauss of UBS looks at the data and concludes the FCF will decline, most notably as the 777X cash outflow ramps up ahead of deliveries in 2020. Strauss has a Neutral (Hold) on the stock.

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Possible MH370 debris submitted to ATSB [feedly]

Possible MH370 debris submitted to ATSB
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/possible-mh370-debris-submitted-to-atsb-429218/

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has received debris recovered by an individual conducting a private search along Africa's west coast which may be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER that operated flight MH370.

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Québec Completes $1 Billion Investment in the C Series Program

https://aviationvoice.com/quebec-completes-1-billion-investment-in-the-c-series-program-201609051126/

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British Airways is recruiting new pilots for its expanding fleet of Embraer jet aircraft at London City Airport.

https://aviationvoice.com/recruitment-drive-for-new-pilots-201609091010/

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