The man who plans a record-breaking wingsuit flight

martes, 18 de octubre de 2016

Wingsuits are hugely popular with extreme sports fans – but are often developed on the fly. One man plans to build the ultimate suit – and jump out of a plane in it at 45,000ft. Pinned in place, like a moth in a specimen case, a man in a skydiver's wingsuit is taking the full force of the 90mph (...

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Global Agreement Reroutes Airline Industry

Clear skies ahead You would never leave for a trip without knowing how you would get to your destination. And yet, the global airline industry just did exactly that. Last week, 190 countries agreed to slash carbon pollution from international flights. While world leaders celebrated the deal, the ...

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Gliding Algorithm Lets Drones Surf The Winds For Hours

No fuel needed Launch an unmanned SBXC sailplane into the air with a catapult and it glides lazily down again in about three minutes. But when the sailplane is equipped with software to find plumes of warm air rising from the ground, known as thermals, it can ride them upward and extend its fligh...

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Kratos wins contract to explore use of high speed drones to support fighter aircraft [feedly]

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Kratos wins contract to explore use of high speed drones to support fighter aircraft
// Air Force Technology News Press Releases

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has secured a $12.6m contract to explore the use of high-speed drones in either fully autonomous or semi-autonomous roles to support fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft.
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Robotic ALIAS puts Cessna Caravan through basic maneuvers [feedly]

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Robotic ALIAS puts Cessna Caravan through basic maneuvers
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

The ALIAS system, developed by DARPA, could cut down on crew requirements in military and civilian small aircraft by taking control with a robotic arm. Although it's still a ways off production, the system has been successfully demonstrated on a Cessna Caravan aircraft.

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Thales targeting pod integrated, tested on Rafale fighter

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Thales_targeting_pod_integrated_tested_on_Rafale_fighter_999.html

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NASA air traffic control system for drones, manned aircraft gets test in Reno - Las Vegas Review-Journal

http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/aviation/nasa-air-traffic-control-system-drones-manned-aircraft-gets-test-reno

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US Army sets out requirement to blend Arrow UAS and Persistent Surveillance Systems capabilities - IHS Jane's 360

http://www.janes.com/article/64715/us-army-sets-out-requirement-to-blend-arrow-uas-and-persistent-surveillance-systems-capabilities

requirement to blend Arrow UAS and Persistent SurveillanceSystems capabilities
IHS Jane's 360
The US Army intends to award North Eastern Aeronautical Company (NEANY) Inc. a USD49.2 million sole-source contract to modernise and merge the capabilities of the company's Arrow unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with the service's lighter-than-air ...

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Embraer Isn't Getting Credit for Its Successful Model Changeover - Fox Business

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2016/10/17/embraer-isnt-getting-credit-for-its-successful-model-changeover.html?cmpid%3Dprn_investors

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Embraer Isn't Getting Credit for Its Successful Model Changeover
Fox Business
By contrast, Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) is doing an excellent job of transitioning from the first-generation E-Jets to the new E2-series models. It isn't getting any credit for this success, though. Embraer shares have lost half of their value in the past two ...
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Embraer's Large Bizjet Deliveries Climb in 2016Aviation International News
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NTSB rejects Spanish findings in 767 tyre-rupture probe

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ntsb-rejects-spanish-findings-in-767-tyre-rupture-pr-430141/

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Airbus aims for November first flight of A350-1000

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-aims-for-november-first-flight-of-a350-1000-430413/

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A380 still has role within Singapore Airlines: chief

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a380-still-has-role-within-singapore-airlines-chief-430430/

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Navy, Air Force Are Exploring Concepts for a Next-Generation 6th Generation Fighter to Come After the F-35 - Scout

http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1641046-navy-air-force-explore-new-6th-gen-fighter

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Navy, Air Force Are Exploring Concepts for a Next-Generation 6th Generation Fighter to Come After the F-35
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Some of these characteristics may have been on display earlier this year when NorthropGrumman's SuperBowl AD revealed a flashy first look at its rendering of a new 6th-generation fighter jet. Northropis one of a number of major defense industry ...

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How Boeing is working to convert Qatar’s MAX LOI into a firm order

https://leehamnews.com/2016/10/18/boeing-working-convert-qatars-max-loi-firm-order/

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Watch: Robotic Copilot Demonstrated By Aurora Flight Sciences

http://aviationweek.com/defense/watch-robotic-copilot-demonstrated-aurora-flight-sciences

Aurora Flight Sciences is flying a Cessna Caravan fitted with a robotic copilot as part of a Darpa program to demonstrate automation that could reduce the crew required to fly existing aircraft.

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Iran Unveils Threatening UAV - The Avion

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Iran Unveils ThreateningUAV
The Avion
Pictured above is Iran's "reversed-engineered" RQ-170 Sentinel with four guided munitions underneath it. The Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel in question was an unmanned reconnaissance drone, also known as a UAV, that was captured by Iran after the ...

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Canada's First International UAV Show Announces Headliners - Marketwired (press release)

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Canada's First International UAV Show Announces Headliners
Marketwired (press release)
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 18, 2016) - The International UAV Show, December 6-7, 2016 in Toronto, hosted by The Sky Guys Ltd. and Cambridge House International today confirmed business leaders Michele Romanow, tech entrepreneur ...

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India Launches Global Search for Single-Engine Fighter Jets

India has begun a fresh program to acquire single-engine fighter aircraft to be built in India on the basis of foreign technology, as invitations have been sent privately through Indian Embassies to "some overseas participants" to partake in the program, according to an official at the Ministry of Defence (MoD).


Among the planes expected to be in the running are Lockheed Martin's F-16 Block 70 and Saab's Gripen E.





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