Transpose: Airbus Modular Cabin Promises New Passenger Experiences

martes, 13 de diciembre de 2016

  • Interchangeable modules easily install into bare freighter airframe
  • Module shells meet system-integration and structural requirements
  • Equipped with experiences that generate revenues for airlines
  • Examples include restaurant, coffee shop, gym, bunks, play area
  • Flexibility cuts downtime to reconfigure, upgrade interiors
http://aviationweek.com/technology/airbus-modular-cabin-promises-new-passenger-experiences



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SpaceX Has Delayed First Manned NASA Launch to 2018 from 2017



Company assessing designs, systems and processes in wake of September explosion

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LiquidPiston Rotary X-Engine Offers Compact UAV Power - Aviation Week [feedly]


LiquidPiston Rotary X-Engine Offers Compact UAV Power
Aviation Week
Military and other operators prefer using kerosene, rather than gasoline, across ground and air platforms, but lightweight, reliable heavy-fuel engines for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have proved challenging to develop. LiquidPiston, a startup ...

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Rocket Lab Eyes Early 2017 Electron Flight [feedly]

Space company Rocket Lab is targeting the start of test flights for its Electron launch vehicle from its New Zealand facility early in the new year.

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http://aviationweek.com/awinspace/rocket-lab-eyes-early-2017-electron-flight

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​Air Force study finds operational lasers for AC-130 demo [feedly]

Solid-state slab lasers have already evolved to a point of maturity where they could soon be demonstrated on an Air Force Special Operations AC-130 gunship, according to a US Air Force study.
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-force-study-finds-operational-lasers-for-ac-130-432355/

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​MH370 search down to one ship [feedly]

​MH370 search down to one ship
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/mh370-search-down-to-one-ship-432363/

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This Drone Looks and Flies Like a Bird, and Will Fool Even the Real Thing

This lightweight drone uses biomimetics technology to glide, soar and flutter with total aerial mastery. You control Bionic Bird from your smartphone, using the on-screen controls to send it through impressive maneuvers at up to 20 km per hour.

http://newatlas.com/bionic-bird-deal/46864/


http://www.mybionicbird.com/

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NASA Engineers Test Combustion Chamber to Advance 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Design



A series of test firings like this one in late August brought a group of engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, a big step closer to their goal of a 100-percent 3-D printed rocket engine, said Andrew Hanks, test lead for the additively manufactured demonstration engine project. The main combustion chamber, fuel turbopump, fuel injector, valves and other components used in the tests were of the team's new design, and all major engine components except the main combustion chamber were 3-D printed. (NASA/MSFC)

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BOMB THREAT: German plane forced to make emergency landing at New York's JFK airport

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/742806/john-f-kennedy-bomb-threat-frankfurt-houston-lufthansa-lh441-emergency

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