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L'Indonesia è interessata ai Sukhoi Su-35
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Sukhoi Su-35 sono caccia multiruolo catalogabili tra quelli di quarta generazione avanzata. Sono costruiti dalla KnAAPO (Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association), una joint venture che unisce la UAC (United Aircraft Corporation) e la Sukhoi.


​ATSB looking into unlisted container found on A320 [feedly]

ATSB looking into unlisted container found on A320

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating an incident in which a baggage container was found aboard an Airbus A320 aircraft, although it had not been listed on the manifest.


IAG fleet rejig holds onto 747s but speeds A340 phase-out [feedly]

IAG fleet rejig holds onto 747s but speeds A340 phase-out

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If China’s Stealth Fighter Is So Good, Why Is Beijing Still Buying Russian Warplanes? [feedly]


​AIRSHOW CHINA: AVIC considers commercial version of Y-20 [feedly]

AVIC is researching the possibility of a civilian cargo variant of its Xian Y-20 strategic transport.



Digital Morphing Wing: Active Wing Shaping Concept Using Composite Lattice-Based Cellular Structures

We describe an approach for the discrete and reversible assembly of tunable and actively deformable structures using modular building block parts for robotic applications. The primary technical challenge addressed by this work is the use of this method to design and fabricate low density, highly compliant robotic structures with spatially tuned stiffness. This approach offers a number of potential advantages over more conventional methods for constructing compliant robots. The discrete assembly reduces manufacturing complexity, as relatively simple parts can be batch-produced and joined to make complex structures. Global mechanical properties can be tuned based on sub-part ordering and geometry, because local stiffness and density can be independently set to a wide range of values and varied spatially. The structure’s intrinsic modularity can significantly simplify analysis and simulation. Simple analytical models for the behavior of each building block type can be calibrated with empirical testing and synthesized into a highly accurate and computationally efficient model of the full compliant system. As a case study, we describe a modular and reversibly assembled wing that performs continuous span-wise twist deformation. It exhibits high performance aerodynamic characteristics, is lightweight and simple to fabricate and repair. The wing is constructed from discrete lattice elements, wherein the geometric and mechanical attributes of the building blocks determine the global mechanical properties of the wing. We describe the mechanical design and structural performance of the digital morphing wing, including their relationship to wind tunnel tests that suggest the ability to increase roll efficiency compared to a conventional rigid aileron system. We focus here on describing the approach to design, modeling, and construction as a generalizable approach for robotics that require very lightweight, tunable, and actively deformable structures. Keywords: discrete reconfigurable lattice assembly, morphing aerostructure, ultralight elastomeric cellular solid

Digital Morphing Wing: Active Wing Shaping Concept Using Composite Lattice-Based Cellular Structures

To cite this article:
Jenett Benjamin, Calisch Sam, Cellucci Daniel, Cramer Nick, Gershenfeld Neil, Swei Sean, and Cheung Kenneth C.. Soft Robotics. October 2016, ahead of print. doi:10.1089/soro.2016.0032.
Online Ahead of Print: October 26, 2016

A new twist on airplane wing design: “Morphing” wing could enable more efficient plane manufacturing and flight.


Northop Grumman to build laser beam control system for future aircraft [feedly]

Northrop Grumman announces it will help the US Air Force to develop a new defensive weapon to be installed in existing and future aircraft. The contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will be for the company will develop and build a beam control system for the Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program.

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GE Aviation fires up engine made from 35 percent printed parts [feedly]

3D printing has come a long way since it was big news when a single printed partwas certified for use in an aircraft. General Electric Aviation has gone considerable further as it develops its Advanced Turboprop (ATP) for installation in the Cessna Denali single-engine turboprop aircraft. The new engine will have over 35 percent 3D printed parts. According to GE, this has resulted in a drastic reduction in the number of parts, a five percent weight savings, and a one percent increase in fuel efficiency.

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[video] To fight wayward drones, Dubai's deploying a drone hunter



Flexible solar panels are vastly increasing drone endurance

Flexible, thin-film solar panels from a Silicon Valley company are allowing drone makers to keep their craft in the sky for hours longer than is possible with batteries alone.

The panels, from Alta Devices in Sunnyvale, are produced on thin plastic sheets that can be stuck on the top frame of drones like the Bramor ppX, developed by Slovenia’s C-Astral Aerospace.


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What is Taranis? Everything you need to know about Britain's undetectable drone - BT.com


What is Taranis? Everything you need to know about Britain's undetectable drone
Named after the Celtic god of thunder, Taranis is anunmanned aerial combat vehicle drone with stealth capabilities, built by BAESystems for the MoD. The delta-winged, finless craft was unveiled in 2010 and made a number secretive test flights between ...



OPINION: Beijing puts firepower on show with J-20



Norwegian F-35 returns to flight following faulty insulation issue



Bjorn’s corner; Turbofan engine challenges; Part 2



A milestone 42 years in the making – Airbus delivers its 10,000th airliner



First LM-100J Commercial Freighter Takes Shape and Gets Its Wings


Marietta, Ga., Nov. 3, 2016 – The LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter is moving through pivotal production milestones, most recently completing body mate and wing installation at the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) facility here. 

The LM-100J is the commercial version of Lockheed Martin's proven C-130J Super Hercules aircraft — the unmatched tactical military airlifter of choice for 17 nations. The LM-100J will perform as a commercial, multi-purpose air freighter capable of rapid and efficient cargo transport.

The first LM-100J will progress through final production phases over the next few months, with an anticipated first flight in the first half of 2017. 

The LM-100J incorporates technological developments and improvements over the existing L-100s that have resulted from years of military C-130J operational experience — including more than 1.3 million flight hours. The result of this experience and advancement translates to an aircraft that will deliver reliable service in a multi-role platform for decades to come. 

Learn more about the LM-100J at www.lockheedmartin.com/lm100j


Boeing-Comac Facility To Free Up Space Around Seattle

Local completion of Chinese Boeing 737s will help lift production rates

Probably the biggest industrial advantage in setting up 737 completion and delivery centers in China will be freeing up space at Renton and Boeing Field. These sites face a rise in production rates to 57 a month by 2019, compared with 42 now.

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Sikorsky’s X2 Retires As SB-1 Comes Together


Aviation Week

Sikorsky's X2 Retires As SB-1 Comes Together

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The Sikorsky X2 technology demonstrator that spawned the S-97 Raider and SB-1 Defiant has been retired to the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia.

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VIDEO: Flexrotor UAV carries out Arctic mission - Flightglobal


VIDEO: Flexrotor UAVcarries out Arctic mission
Aerovel has completed a two-week demonstration of its tail-sitter Flexrotor unmanned air vehicle operating from a ship off the Alaskan coast. TheUAV, which has a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability, was used for reconnaissance tasks to .