Facebook, Airbus team up on high-altitude UAVs

miércoles, 22 de noviembre de 2017



Facebook and Airbus have teamed up to lobby the International Telecommunication Union allocate more capacity on the spectrum of radio signals for high-altitude pseudo-satelliltes (HAPS) and work together on development.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/facebook-airbus-team-up-on-high-altitude-uavs-443533/

http://aviationweek.com/awindefense/facebook-airbus-team-advance-stratospheric-uavs

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UK aerospace body calls for EU membership beyond 2019



UK aerospace and defence trade association ADS is pushing for the UK to remain an EU member state during a post-Brexit transitional period, until the country's future trading relationship with the bloc has been determined. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-aerospace-body-calls-for-eu-membership-beyond-201-443525/

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MIT media studies professor discusses new essay collection analyzing the impact of drones.



Drones have become a common part of warfare — but their use remains a subject of public contention. Lisa Parks, a professor in MIT’s program in Comparative Media Studies/Writing and director of its Global Media Technologies and Cultures Lab, has spent extensive time analyzing this public debate. Now, she has co-edited a new volume examining the subject, while contributing a piece to it herself. The book, “Life in the Age of Drone Warfare,” has just been published by Duke University Press. MIT News talked with Parks this week about the impact and public perception of drones.

Continue reading: http://news.mit.edu/2017/3-questions-lisa-parks-drones-warfare-and-media-1117

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FAA publishes first notional UAS certification basis.

http://www.mro-network.com/maintenance-repair-overhaul/setting-new-standards

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Magnetic sails could put the brakes on interstellar space probes



Goethe Universität Press Release



Theoretician at Goethe University Frankfurt calculates effect of magnetic sails Veröffentlicht am: Freitag, 17. November 2017, 12:19 Uhr (035)



FRANKFURT. With a miniaturised space probe capable of being accelerated to a quarter of the speed of light we could reach Alpha Centauri, our nearest star, in about 20 or up to 50 years. However, without a mechanism to slow it down the space probe could only collect data from the star and its planets as it would zoom past. A theoretical physicist at Goethe University Frankfurt has now examined whether interstellar spacecrafts can be decelerated using “magnetic sails”.

For a long time, the idea of sending unmanned space probes through the depths of interstellar space to distant stars was purely utopian. Recent research on new concepts - amongst others within the “Breakthrough Starshot” project – has shown that miniaturised space probes could be accelerated by means of powerful lasers. Slowing them down again seems more challenging, since they cannot be fitted with braking systems for weight reasons. However, according to Professor Claudius Gros from the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Goethe University Frankfurt, it would be possible to decelerate at least comparatively slow space probes with the help of magnetic sails.

“Slow would mean in this case a travel velocity of 1,000 kilometres per second, which is only 0.3 percent of the speed of light, but nevertheless about 50 times faster than the Voyager spacecraft,” explains Gros. According to Gros’ calculations, we require a magnetic sail in order to transfer the spacecraft’s momentum to the interstellar gas. The sail consists in a large, superconducting loop with a diameter of a about 50 kilometres. A lossless current induced in this loop then creates a strong magnetic field. The ionised hydrogen in the interstellar medium is then reflected off the probe’s magnetic field, slowing it down gradually. This concept works, as Gros was able to show, despite the extremely low particle density of interstellar space (0.005 to 0.1 particles per cubic centimetre).

Gros’ research shows that magnetic sails can decelerate ‘slow’ spacecrafts weighing up to 1,500 kilograms. However, the journey would take historical periods of time, for example about 12,000 years to reach the seven known planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system. Surprisingly, slower cruising probes of the size of a car could be launched by the same laser which would allow to send, according to current planing, high-speed space probes weighing just a few gram to Alpha Centauri.

Missions to distant stars taking thousands of years are out of the question for exploratory missions. But the situation is quite different in cases where the cruising time is irrelevant, such as missions that open up alternative possibilities for terrestrial life. Such missions, like Gros proposed in 2016 under the name of ‘The Genesis Project’, would carry single-celled organisms, either as deep-frozen spores or encoded in a miniaturised gene laboratory. For a Genesis probe, it is not the time of arrival which is important, but the possibility to decelerate and then orbit the target planet.



Publications: Claudius Gros: Universal scaling relation for magnetic sails: momentum braking in the limit of dilute interstellar media, Journal of Physics Communications 1, 045007 (2017)

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2399-6528/aa927e

Claudius Gros: Developing Ecospheres on Transiently Habitable Planets: The Genesis Project, in: Astrophysics and Space Science 361, 324 (2016)

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10509-016-2911-0

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Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/news/en/2017/11/the-a350-1000-is-certified-for-airline-service.html

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/11/airbus-a350-1000-receives-easa-and-faa-type-certification--.html

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Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

martes, 21 de noviembre de 2017

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Why airlines can't stop cramming more and more seats on their planes

[…]with labor costs rising and gas prices and airport fees steadily inching upward, the pressure is on to control expenses and keep revenue growing apace. Packing even a few more seats onto an aircraft is an efficient way to spread costs over more passengers and ideally earn a few more dollars per flight. Continue reading … https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2017/11/17/airlines-stop-cramming-seats-planes

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​KC-390 arrives in USA for flight testing

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/kc-390-arrives-in-usa-for-flight-testing-443496/

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FAA Approves Drone to Restore Puerto Rico Cell Service



PR:https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=89185




The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) quickly approved the first unmanned aircraft operation of its kind to help restore cellular service in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

The Flying COW (Cell on Wings) drone, developed by AT&T, functions like a cell tower in the sky, restoring voice, data and internet service. It flies up to 200 feet above the ground, covering an area of 40 square miles, and is particularly useful in remote areas.

The Pulse Vapor 55 drone, which resembles a miniature helicopter, is fitted with LTE radios and antennas and is tethered to ground-based electronics and power systems. Because the aircraft exceeded the 55-lb. weight limit required to operate under the FAA’s small drone rule, the FAA had to issue a special exemption and an emergency certificate of authorization for AT&T to conduct its mission.

The company is using the drone as a temporary cell service solution while it rebuilds the permanent infrastructure on the island.

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Workhorse Announces First Manned Flight of SureFly™ Electric Hybrid Octocopter

Press Release

CINCINNATI, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial electric transportation sector, today announced it will conduct the first manned flight of its SureFly™ personal hybrid octocopter on January 8 in Las Vegas prior to the start of the 2018 CES. The date is dependent on several factors, including weather, regulatory approval from the Federal Aviation Administration and local municipalities.

"After productive conversations with the Federal Aviation Administration, we're excited to be on a path forward to experimental status for the SureFly," said Stephen Burns, CEO of Workhorse. "The response to SureFly's public displays has been enthusiastic, and while we have much work ahead of us in our march toward certification, this first test flight represents a significant milestone for the project."

SureFly, the world's first personal electric hybrid octocopter, was first unveiled at the Paris Air Show in June. It is scheduled to be statically displayed at CES in Las Vegas, January 9-12, 2018. The Workhorse CES display will be located on the Central Plaza at Booth #31, near the main entrance of the show.

SureFly re-invents the helicopter, making it safer, easier to fly and much more affordable than a conventional helicopter. Its redundant design includes four propeller arms, two fixed contra-rotating propellers on each arm, a backup lithium battery pack to drive the electric motors in the event of engine failure. In addition to the redundant design, a ballistic parachute that safely brings down the craft will be included in the final design.

SureFly's hybrid design leverages Workhorse's battery pack, management systems and controls utilized in its currently commercialized range-extended battery electric road vehicles. It features a gas combustion engine generating electricity and a parallel battery pack offering a redundant backup power source, eliminating the need for long battery charging periods between flights. Pilots who have seen the SureFly like the easy-to-pilot design, as the aircraft is piloted by joystick in a similar fashion to flying a drone. The SureFly is expected to be capable of carrying pilot and passenger or cargo up to 70 miles. After a quick refill, SureFly is ready for the next hop.

Early models will be pilot-operated. Future models will be capable of autonomous flight, with payloads of up to 400 pounds. Anticipated markets for the SureFly are precision agriculture, emergency responders, city commuters and military. The company is working toward full certification of the vehicle in late 2019. The expected price of the SureFly is approximately $200,000, and Workhorse is currently accepting pre-orders for the aircraft at www.workhorse.com.

About Workhorse Group Inc. Workhorse is a technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial transportation sector. As an American original equipment manufacturer, we design and build high performance battery-electric vehicles including trucks and aircraft. We also develop cloud-based, real-time telematics performance monitoring systems that are fully integrated with our vehicles and enable fleet operators to optimize energy and route efficiency. All Workhorse vehicles are designed to make the movement of people and goods more efficient and less harmful to the environment. For additional information visit www.workhorse.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "projects," "intends," "should," "seeks," "future," "continue," or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: our limited operations and need to expand in the near future to fulfill product orders; risks associated with obtaining orders and executing upon such orders; the ability to protect our intellectual property; the potential lack of market acceptance of our products; potential competition; our inability to retain key members of our management team; our inability to raise additional capital to fund our operations and business plan; our inability to maintain our listing of our securities on the Nasdaq Capital Market; our ability to continue as a going concern; our liquidity and other risks and uncertainties and other factors discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Workhorse expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Read the full press release here.

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Airlander: higher, faster and farther

Press Release



Airlander has increased its scope after embarking on its next phase of extended test flights


  • Today saw Airlander 10 commence the next exciting stage of flight testing, known as Airworthiness Release 2a (AWR2a), which will see Airlander fly higher, faster, further and for longer than before.
  • A number of modifications and upgrades were carried out recently, to allow for the expanded test parameters.
  • We flew a confirmatory flight today prior to a more intense period of flight testing ahead of us.Late on Friday 17th November 2017, Hybrid Air Vehicles’ (HAV) highly trained test team sprang into action and Airlander was expertly guided into the sky by Chief Test Pilot Dave Burns on her sixth test flight, the first in this next stage of expanded flight tests.  

“We’re thrilled to have commenced the next round of testing; our world class team have really done well and we can’t wait to showcase Airlander across the UK in coming months.” – Steve McGlennan, CEO

Airlander has now embarked upon the 2nd phase of test-flying, known as Airworthiness Release 2a (AWR2a). Having EASA, our regulator, validate the flight test data so far and agree that we are safe to fly in a wider range of conditions is an important moment in Airlander’s journey. AWR2a permits Airlander to fly higher (up to 7000 feet), faster (up to 50 knots) and further away from its airfield (up to 75 nautical miles away), but most crucially allows her to undertake display and demonstration activity.

A number of modifications were carried out in preparation for this next phase of testing; the most noticeable change is the fairing attached between the hull and the mission module, which will reduce drag at the higher speeds at which the Airlander will be travelling.

Chief Test Pilot Dave Burns was joined by Andrew Barber, as Flight Test Engineer (Andrew’s full working title is Airworthiness and Flight Safety Engineer), whilst Allistair McDicken, Interim Head of Flight Test Organisation & Lead Flight Test Engineer, looked on from the ground.

“It was a fantastic new flying experience and I am very excited about soon being able to fly on the Airlander around the UK and share some of that thrill with more of the country.” Said Andrew Barber, who was on board the Airlander for the very first time today.

About Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd

Founded in 2007, Hybrid Air Vehicles is the company behind the innovative Airlander range of hybrid aircraft.  Airlander’s create new capability in the air with ultra-endurance combined with large payloads.  This gives unprecedented surveillance, search and communications aspects, and will ultimately lead to passenger and cargo carrying roles.

The Airlander 10 combines the best characteristics of fixed-wing aircraft with lighter-than-air technology to create a new breed of hyper-efficient and sustainable aircraft, with significantly lower pollution – including noise, its carbon footprint or other particles.  This green aircraft also has significantly lower operating costs and maintenance needs than standard forms of air transport.  They can take off and land from unprepared sites in desert, ice, water, or open field environments in a short distance.  Airlander 10 is designed to stay airborne for up to five days at a time to fulfil a wide range of communication and survey roles, as well as cargo carrying and tourist passenger flights.

Hybrid Air Vehicles has been awarded both UK and European* grant funding to support the Airlander project.  In addition the company has carried out two ‘crowdfunding’ rounds and is proud to have more than 2000 enthusiastic shareholders.

Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd was recently accepted onto London Stock Exchange’s ELITE programme for high growth companies looking to seek a listing on the AIM Stock Market.

Over the past few years Hybrid Air Vehicles has won a number of awards which validate our technology, and the great workforce that have created a unique concept and product. Our award successes reflect our remarkable achievements, won through dogged entrepreneurial determination and private investment spanning 40 years.

Hybrid Air Vehicles recognise the critical role Airlander plays in inspiring future Scientists, Technologists, Engineers and Mathematicians and we actively educate and encourage young people into STEM careers through collaboration with industry leaders, government bodies, educators and individuals.  HAV currently employs 3 Apprentices, who are studying at Bedford College.

*The Airlander project was selected for EU funding through a dedicated SME Instrument of Horizon 2020, which the European Commission uses to invest in and support high growth and highly innovative small businesses. The technology is also fully in line with activities under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Societal Challenge of Horizon 2020, which aims to boost the competitiveness of the European transport industries and achieve a European transport system that is resource-efficient, climate-and-environmentally-friendly, safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society.

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Boeing's '797' takes a big step toward becoming reality



The aerospace giant has named one of its top engineers to a leadership team responsible for the formation of what is likely to become its first all-new airliner since the 787 Dreamliner.Continue reading http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/20/news/companies/boeing-797-nma-chief-engineer/index.html

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[España] Eventos Sociedad Aeronáutica Española (SAE): Conferencia día 25 y presentación del libro día 22


La SAE celebrará próximamente dos eventos en Madrid:



El próximo sábado 25 de noviembre, orientado a los más jóvenes, " Volar en los cohetes: El mundo de los viajes espaciales", a las 12:00 horas, en las instalaciones de B The Travel Brand Xperience de Madrid (Calle Miguel Ángel, 33).  En el cual los asistentes podrán  descubrir todo lo relacionado con los cohetes y los viajes espaciales  de la mano de Alejandro Ibrahim Perera, Director General del Aeropuerto de Teruel.



Y el miércoles 22 de noviembre la presentación del libro  "Historia del Transporte Aéreo en España 1919-1940", a las 19:00 horas, en la Real Academia de Ingeniería. En el acto estarán presentes los autores del libro, Luis Utrilla y Julián Oller, Manuel Hita, miembro de la Real Academia de Ingeniería y Presidente de la Sociedad Aeronáutica Española, y Josefina Gómez Mendoza, miembro de las Reales Academias de la Historia y de Ingeniería. Al final del acto se servirá un vino español.

Dicho libro fue editado por la Fundación ENAIRE, en colaboración con la SAE, y el objetivo de esta presentación es el de ampliar sus horizontes y dar a conocer, un poco más en profundidad, la historia del transporte aéreo de nuestro país. Por temas de capacidad el acto es un evento a puerta cerrada, pero no duden que desde la SAE les informaremos de todo lo acontecido durante el mismo cuando éste haya tenido lugar.

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Dark streaks on Mars may not be evidence of water after all [feedly]

Mars is a pretty barren place, and although vast oceans likely once covered the surface, nowadays any remaining water seems to be locked in ice at the poles or underground. But in 2011 the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spotted dark streaks in the dust that appear in summer and vanish in winter, hinting at the influence of flowing water. On closer inspection however, a new NASA report suggests the answer may not be so simple.

.. Continue Reading Dark streaks on Mars may not be evidence of water after all
https://newatlas.com/mars-dark-streaks-not-water/52274/

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Russian Newest TU-160M Modernized Strategic Bomber [feedly]

A first flight of modernized strategic bomber TU-160M2 is planned for 2018 February.  Today it went out of the workshop onto an airfield. Almost ready for its first flight.   If all goes well they plan to ship those into … Read more...
http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/17/russian-newest-tu-160m-modernized-strategic-bomber/


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Airlander 10 'breaks in two' and collapses at Cardington - BBC News

domingo, 19 de noviembre de 2017

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Dubai Air Show 2017 - Day Four and summary

viernes, 17 de noviembre de 2017

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/dubai-air-show-2017-day-four-and-summary/

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Russia Unveils New Tu-160M2 Strategic Super Bomber Update

https://theaviationist.com/2017/11/16/russia-unveils-new-tu-160m2-strategic-super-bomber-update/

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A400M gearbox fix slips into 2018

jueves, 16 de noviembre de 2017

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We Have Flown in Textron’s Scorpion Jet. Here’s What We Have Learned.

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Sikorsky S-92® Helicopters Certified to Operate in Mexico



STRATFORD, Conn., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico's Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. The certificate enables the operation of S-92 helicopters in Mexico, in all production configurations including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation.


DGAC signed the certificate Nov. 6, capping an intensive three-year effort to introduce the S-92 helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), to Mexico.

"Sikorsky has been excited to watch the evolution of the offshore oil and gas industry in Mexico," said Sikorsky Vice President, Oil & Gas, David Martin. "As the industry expands into new territory, safe and reliable offshore transportation will ensure they remain on schedule and on budget. With this new certification of the S-92 aircraft, operators and oil and gas companies can select a true heavy helicopter that has the proven reliability and safety to support their success."

"This moves us another step forward in our overall Latin America strategy," said Sikorsky Vice President, Latin America, Adam Schierholz. "The region has long had faith in Sikorsky products, specifically the Black Hawk. It's a natural progression, as oil markets expand in Mexico and Colombia, that the S-92 would start to play a prominent role in that sector."

The S-92 was certified in Colombia in November 2016.

Sikorsky has delivered nearly 300 S-92 helicopters since 2004. With a best-in-class safety record and industry-leading dispatch availability, the multi-mission S-92 aircraft is the preferred aircraft of its size class for offshore oil worker transportation. These helicopters also perform search and rescue missions, head of state missions, and a variety of transportation missions for utility and airline passengers.

For more information visit Sikorsky Commercial Systems & Services

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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Lockheed Martin Integrates New Engine for Fury Unmanned Air Vehicle



DUBAI, Nov. 15, 2017 – Fury, the expeditionary, runway-independent unmanned air vehicle (UAV) now has engine updates that will further increase its flight endurance, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today.

With the integration of the 1803 engine into the platform, engineering tests performed by the company indicate that Fury will be able to stay in the air for 15 continuous hours, making it one of the highest endurance unmanned systems in its class.

“We’ve engineered Fury to bring the flight endurance and other advantages of much larger unmanned aircraft into a compact, effective, category three system,” said Kevin Westfall, director of Unmanned Systems at Lockheed Martin. “Lockheed Martin has invested heavily to mature the incredible capabilities Fury can deliver, and we’re excited to bring this system to customers around the world.”

Fury is a long-endurance, expeditionary aircraft that leverages its advanced fuel propulsion system, power generation and low signature design to deliver capabilities to Class 3 UAV that were previously only available in larger and more complex systems. It has no landing gear, making it the most advanced truly runway-independent UAV in its class on the market today. The complete Fury launch and recovery element can be set up on unimproved ground, in an areas a small as 200 feet square.

Leveraging open architecture design, Fury is both adaptable and reconfigurable to serve a multitude of military missions – including intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and cyber-electronic warfare.

For more information about the Fury, visit our webpage: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/fury.html

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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Boeing, flydubai Sign Historic Deal for 225 737 MAX Airplanes

Valued at $27 billion, deal is largest single-aisle jet purchase by a Middle East airline
Airline commits to the newly launched 737 MAX 10, MAX 9s and more MAX 8s

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and flydubai signed a landmark agreement today for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier.

Signed at the 2017 Dubai Airshow in flydubai's hometown, the agreement includes a commitment for 175 MAX airplanes, and purchase rights for 50 additional MAXs. When finalized, the purchase promises to sustain tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs in Boeing's U.S. factories and network of suppliers.

More than 50 of the first 175 airplanes will be 737 MAX 10s, the newest and largest member of the 737 MAX family. The MAX 10 will have the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane ever produced. flydubai said the balance of the initial airplane order will be made up of the popular MAX 8 and MAX 9, giving the carrier a family of airplanes with high commonality and low operating costs.

This new deal surpasses the flydubai's previous record order of 75 MAXs and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s which was signed at the 2013 Dubai Airshow.

"We welcome the continuation of our long partnership with Boeing. Their airplanes have provided a foundation for the success of our business model, providing us with the operational flexibility and range to build a network of 95 destinations in 44 countries," said flydubai Chairman His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. "Understanding the demand for travel across our network, our innovative approach to our cabin design and developing a product unique to our market has allowed us to exceed our passengers' expectations in their flying experience."

"We are extremely honored that flydubai has selected to be an all-Boeing operator for many years to come. This record-breaking agreement builds on our strong partnership with flydubai and the other leading carriers of this region," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Kevin McAllister. "With flydubai's proven business model and ambitious growth plans, we look forward to hundreds of flydubai 737 MAXs connecting Dubai with the rest of the world."

The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, having surpassed 4,000 total orders from 92 customers. The MAX family incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

flydubai placed its first order for 50 Next-Generation 737-800s in 2008 and was the world's first airline to introduce the Boeing Sky Interior into service. To date, flydubai has taken delivery of 63 737-800s and three 737 MAX 8 airplanes.

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Historic day at Dubai Air Show


Airbus and Indigo Partners announced an order for 430 aircraft (the A320neo family), a record in units and in value ($49.5bn).

Boeing announced a huge order from flyDubai, an affiliate of Emirates Airline, for 225 737 MAXes. Value: $27bn.

Continue Reading: https://leehamnews.com/2017/11/15/25380/

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Why did Emirates choose Boeing’s 787-10?



Many write that the choice was about a medium-range aircraft versus a long-range model. This is part of the answer but it’s not the whole answer. The full answer is more involved. It’s equally about a more tightly packaged aircraft versus a more spacious one. Continue reading https://leehamnews.com/2017/11/15/emirates-choose-boeings-787-10/

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FAA Proposes Special Conditions For 777X Folding Wingtips



FAA has detailed a set of special conditions intended to ensure Boeing’s unusual 777X extendable wing complies with current safety standards. Boeing showed the folding-wingtip cockpit controls for the first time when it unveiled the 777X flight deck at the Dubai Airshow. It stresses that the conditions are “not unusual or a surprise,” and ... http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/faa-proposes-special-conditions-777x-folding-wingtips

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Arconic, Airbus to Advance 3D Printing for Aerospace under Multi-Year Cooperative Research Agreement

Arconic's Press Release



  • To Produce, Qualify Large-Scale 3D Printed Airbus Airframe Components
  • Will jointly develop customized processes and parameters to make structural, 3D printed metal parts up to approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in length
  • Combines Arconic’s expertise in metal additive manufacturing and metallurgy with Airbus’s know-how in final aircraft part design and qualification
  • Builds on Arconic’s comprehensive capabilities to manufacture 3D printed aircraft components using a variety of metals-based additive technologies

NEW YORK & FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) today announced a multi-year cooperative research agreement with Airbus to advance metal 3D printing for aircraft manufacturing. Together, the companies will develop customized processes and parameters to produce and qualify large, structural 3D printed components, such as pylon spars and rib structures, up to approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in length. The deal combines Arconic’s expertise in metal additive manufacturing and metallurgy with Airbus’s design and qualification capabilities, building on its experience with regulatory agencies for certification.

“This agreement combines the expertise of two of the world’s top aerospace additive manufacturing companies to push the boundaries of 3D printing for aircraft production,” said Eric Roegner, Executive Vice President and Group President, Arconic Engineered Products and Solutions and Arconic Defense. “Additive manufacturing promises a world where lighter, more complex aerospace parts are produced cheaper and faster. We’re joining forces to make that potential a reality in a bigger way than ever before.”

Under this agreement announced at the Formnext additive and advanced manufacturing conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Arconic will use electron beam high deposition rate technology to 3D print parts. This technology is ideally suited to produce larger aerospace components because it prints them up to one hundred times faster than technologies used for smaller, more intricate parts.

In addition, Arconic will demonstrate the benefits of its proprietary Ampliforge™ process, which combines traditional and additive manufacturing. The Ampliforge™ process treats a near complete 3D printed part using an advanced manufacturing process, such as forging, which enhances the properties of 3D printed parts – increasing toughness, fatigue and strength versus parts made solely by additive manufacturing – and reduces material input and production lead times.

Arconic will draw on additive and advanced manufacturing capabilities at its facilities in Cleveland, Ohio and at the Arconic Technology Center outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Arconic, Airbus and 3D Printing

Arconic’s comprehensive capabilities – from materials science and additive manufacturing expertise to qualification and supply chain management experience – are helping grow our partnership with Airbus.

Last September, Airbus announced a 3D printing breakthrough involving a smaller component equipping the airframe – a 3D printed titanium bracket installed on a series production Airbus commercial aircraft, the A350 XWB. This achievement is paving the way for Airbus to design 3D printed parts in the future that are even more complex and lighter weight. Arconic is producing these titanium brackets using laser powder bed technologies at its additive manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas.

Arconic announced three agreements with Airbus last year. Under those deals, Arconic agreed to 3D print titanium and nickel airframe components, such as fuselage and engine pylon components, made using laser and electron beam powder bed processes. Those agreements established Arconic as an innovation partner to Airbus in the fast-growing metal 3D printing space.

About Arconic

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.

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Leonardo deliver Falco Evo drone to ME | MiG-35 export targets set at $10 billion | Norwegian opposition criticise arms exports to Saudi Arabia

https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/leonardo-deliver-falco-evo-drone-to-me-customers-mig-35-export-targets-set-at-10-billion-says-ceo-norwegian-opposition-criticise-arms-exports-to-saudi-arabia-038426/

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours



Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

The V-22 Osprey has been continuously deployed since entering service in 2007 with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in 2009. The aircraft has seen extensive action in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and as part of a U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) supporting a long-range rapid reaction/crisis response force.

“As the number of flight hours indicate, the V-22 Osprey is a mature platform that projects a versatile mission capability for military operations as well as humanitarian relief efforts,” said U.S. Marine Corps Col. Matthew Kelly, V-22 Joint Program manager.

MV-22B Osprey are operating around the globe today, transforming the way the USMC conducts assault support, humanitarian relief operations and the broad spectrum of SPMAGTF missions.

The Bell Boeing V-22 is continuing to achieve outstanding mission success, performing missions only capable with tiltrotor technology. Since entering service, the V-22 has been deployed in numerous missions around the world, including casualty evacuation, tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, resupply, VIP transport, and theater security cooperation.

“The versatile V-22 Osprey is in demand and indispensable among commanders worldwide,” said Kristin Houston, vice president, Boeing Tiltrotor Programs and deputy director, Bell Boeing V-22 Program. “In order to improve readiness for our servicemen and women, we are significantly investing for the long term through modifications and upgrades to our V-22 factory in Philadelphia. Together with Bell Helicopter, we are proud of achieving this flight hour milestone. Our strategic alliance enables the continued success of this program.”

“This 400,000-flight hour milestone is an incredible testament to the V-22’s leap-ahead capability and is a tribute to the men and women of Bell Helicopter and Boeing who build and support tiltrotor aircraft,” said Vince Tobin, executive vice president of Military Programs at Bell Helicopter. “The Osprey brings unprecedented range, speed and survivability to the warfighter and will continue to excel in combat and in executing some of the most difficult humanitarian operations.”

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is a joint-service, multirole combat aircraft that uses tiltrotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. With its nacelles and rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, its nacelles can be rotated to transition the aircraft to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight.

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Airbus develops world’s first Mixed Reality Trainer for A350 XWB





Airbus and JAL cooperate and explore benefits of mixed reality technologies for mechanics and crew training for aircraft operations

Airbus, in cooperation with Japan Airlines (JAL) and JAL Engineering (JALEC), has developed a prototype application supporting new training solutions, taking advantage of the world’s most advanced Mixed Reality technology, Microsoft “HoloLens” and immersive headsets. This will enable the airline community to benefit from cost-effective and highly enhanced training and operational solutions, pushing the boundaries of what is currently available.

HoloLens and immersive headsets provide access to aircraft digital data which can be viewed from any angle to run specific aircraft procedures, virtually.

This innovative technology brings key business value as users can learn from anywhere, without the need of the physical aircraft, via a holographic coach or an interactive, shared 3D virtual system.

“Aircraft manufacturer Airbus and airline operator JAL have cooperated together and combined high expertise from the both sides on this innovation, making a step forward into a new training era. The success of this cooperation will set new standards in terms of training for the industry,” said Yuji Akasaka, Managing Executive Officer, Engineering & Maintenance, President of JAL Engineering.

Stéphane Ginoux, President of Airbus Japan, “We believe this technology, developed in cooperation with JAL and JAL Engineering, will bring significant value across our business. It will change fundamentally the way people interact with our data and work process.”

Airbus recently became one of the rare industrial players to be a member of the Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner Program. As such, Airbus expertise in Mixed Reality is not only recognised but certified by Microsoft, meaning the company can build and exploit Mixed Reality on behalf of Microsoft.

In 2013 JAL signed a purchase agreement for 31 A350 XWBs (18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s), plus options for a further 25 aircraft. The delivery of the first A350 XWB to the airline is scheduled in 2019. Airbus plans to offer “HoloLens” for some selected training scenarios to airlines in the world including JAL on the introduction of the A350 XWB.

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Respuesta del Decano del COITAE a la entrevista a la decana del COIAE en Fly News



A Dª ESTEFANIA MATESANZ ROMERO



Don Miguel Ángel González Pérez, en calidad de Decano-Presidente del Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos Aeronáuticos, y en representación de todos los Graduados en Ingeniería Aeroespacial y de todos los Ingenieros Técnicos Aeronáuticos de España, habiendo tenido conocimiento el pasado día 31 de octubre de 2017, por denuncia de un miembro de este Colegio Oficial de la publicación en la Revista Fly News, número 75, de la entrevista que le fue realizada, en la que se vierten manifestaciones alusivas a todos los ingenieros técnicos aeronáuticos y graduados en ingeniería aeroespacial que atentan contra nuestra dignidad produciendo un grave daño en la opinión pública y, en virtud a lo establecido en la Ley Orgánica 2/1984, de 26 de marzo, reguladora del derecho de rectificación, solicito la oportuna RECTIFICACION de dicha entrevista, en base a los siguientes


HECHOS

Afirma en dicha entrevista que:
UNO.
El ingeniero superior no existe. Precisamente es el argumento que algunos utilizan diciendo que ingenieros somos todos y que luego hay dos tipos. Los ingenieros técnicos o grados no son ingenieros, sino ingenieros técnicos (”técnico” en este caso no es un adjetivo, sino parte de la denominación del título). Es más, los títulos de grado es España son especialistas. Por ejemplo puedes estudiar en Sevilla la rama del grado de “vehículos espaciales”, lógicamente ese egresado no tiene ningún tipo de atribuciones en aeropuertos y no podría ser designado jefe de obra para una obra que licite Aena, por ejemplo.
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DOS
Continuamente tenemos que estar pendientes de casos en los que una vez más un “grado” se intenta “colar” en un puesto de ingeniero. Incluso la Tesorería General de la Seguridad Social ya ha aclarado (previa confusión al principio cuando salieron los títulos de Bolonia) que los grados cotizan en el grupo 2.
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TRES
Desde el COIAE nos da mucha pena porque en parte es una falta de respeto a los grados que han continuado sus estudios con el master habilitante o los ingenieros técnicos que decidieron continuar estudiando 3º, 4º y 5º y se hicieron ingenieros.
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CUATRO
También apuntar que el término “ingeniero aeroespacial” como tal, no existe oficialmente, no existe esa profesión, pero es cierto que está muy extendido para referirse a determinados ámbitos profesionales que desarrollan los ingenieros aeronáuticos.
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A los anteriores HECHOS son de aplicación los siguientes

FUNDAMENTOS DE DERECHO
PRIMERO
Ante su manifestación cuando dice que:
El ingeniero superior no existe. Precisamente es el argumento que algunos utilizan diciendo que ingenieros somos todos y que luego hay dos tipos. Los ingenieros técnicos o grados no son ingenieros, sino ingenieros técnicos (”técnico” en este caso no es un adjetivo, sino parte de la denominación del título). Es más, los títulos de grado es España son especialistas. Por ejemplo puedes estudiar en Sevilla la rama del grado de “vehículos espaciales”, lógicamente ese egresado no tiene ningún tipo de atribuciones en aeropuertos y no podría ser designado jefe de obra para una obra que licite Aena, por ejemplo. 

Me veo obligado a reconocer que es cierto que no existe el ingeniero superior, aunque a algunos se les llene la boca de proclamarlo y de ponerlo en sus tarjetas de visita, pero es totalmente falso que los ingenieros técnicos aeronáuticos y los Graduado en Ingeniería Aeroespacial no sean ingenieros, porque lo son. Me remito a lo establecido en la Ley 12/1986, en cuanto a los Ingenieros Técnicos Aeronáuticos se refiere, donde se determina:

Los Arquitectos e Ingenieros Técnicos, una vez cumplidos los requisitos establecidos por el ordenamiento jurídico, tendrán la plenitud de facultades y atribuciones en el ejercicio de su profesión dentro del ámbito de su respectiva especialidad técnica. (Art. Primero. 1)
Corresponde a los Ingenieros Técnicos, dentro de su especialidad, las siguientes atribuciones profesionales (Artículo Segundo. 1):
a)      La redacción y firma de proyectos que tengan por objeto la construcción, reforma, reparación, conservación, demolición, fabricación, instalación, montaje o explotación de bienes inmuebles o muebles, en sus respectivos casos, tanto con carácter principal como accesorio, siempre que queden comprendidos por su naturaleza y características en la técnica propia de cada titulación
b)      La dirección de las actividades objeto de los proyectos a que se refiere el apartado anterior, incluso cuando los proyectos hubieren sido elaborados por un tercero.
c)       La realización de mediciones, cálculos, valoraciones, tasaciones, peritaciones, estudios, informes, planos de labores y otros trabajos análogos
d)      El ejercicio de la docencia …..
e)      Ña dirección de toda clase de industrias o explotaciones y el ejercicio, en general respecto a ellas, de las actividades a que se refieren los apartados anteriores.

En cuanto a los graduados en Ingeniería Aeroespacial respecta, las competencias que en la Orden CIN/308/2009 establece son las siguientes:
Competencias que los estudiantes deben adquirir:
Capacidad para el diseño, desarrollo y gestión en el ámbito de la ingeniería aeronáutica que tengan por objeto, de acuerdo con los conocimientos adquiridos según lo establecido en el apartado 5 de esta orden, los vehículos aeroespaciales, los sistemas de propulsión aeroespacial, los materiales aeroespaciales, las infraestructuras aeroportuarias, las infraestructuras de aeronavegación y cualquier sistema de gestión del espacio, del tráfico y del transporte aéreo.
Planificación, redacción, dirección y gestión de proyectos, cálculo y fabricación en el ámbito de la ingeniería aeronáutica que tengan por objeto, de acuerdo con los conocimientos adquiridos según lo establecido en el apartado 5 de esta orden, los vehículos aeroespaciales, los sistemas de propulsión aeroespacial, los materiales aeroespaciales, las infraestructuras aeroportuarias, las infraestructuras de aeronavegación y cualquier sistema de gestión del espacio, del tráfico y del transporte aéreo.
Instalación explotación y mantenimiento en el ámbito de la ingeniería aeronáutica que tengan por objeto, de acuerdo con los conocimientos adquiridos según lo establecido en el apartado 5 de esta orden, los vehículos aeroespaciales, los sistemas de propulsión aeroespacial, los materiales aeroespaciales, las infraestructuras aeroportuarias, las infraestructuras de aeronavegación y cualquier sistema de gestión del espacio, del tráfico y del transporte aéreo.
Verificación y Certificación en el ámbito de la ingeniería aeronáutica que tengan por objeto, de acuerdo con los conocimientos adquiridos según lo establecido en el apartado 5 de esta orden, los vehículos aeroespaciales, los sistemas de propulsión aeroespacial, los materiales aeroespaciales, las infraestructuras aeroportuarias, las infraestructuras de aeronavegación y cualquier sistema de gestión del espacio, del tráfico y del transporte aéreo.
Capacidad para llevar a cabo actividades de proyección, de dirección técnica, de peritación, de redacción de informes, de dictámenes, y de asesoramiento técnico en tareas relativas a la Ingeniería Técnica Aeronáutica, de ejercicio de las funciones y de cargos técnicos genuinamente aeroespaciales.
Capacidad para participar en los programas de pruebas en vuelo para la toma de datos de las distancias de despegue, velocidades de ascenso, velocidades de pérdidas, maniobrabilidad y capacidades de aterrizaje.
Capacidad de analizar y valorar el impacto social y medioambiental de las soluciones técnicas.
Conocimiento, comprensión y capacidad para aplicar la legislación necesaria en el ejercicio de la profesión de Ingeniero Técnico Aeronáutico.
Esto es lo que establece nuestro ordenamiento jurídico y, consecuentemente, tanto el Ingeniero Técnico Aeronáutico como el Graduado en Ingeniería aeroespacial son ingenieros, aunque no le agrade.

Y así lo reconoce la Federación Europea de Asociaciones Nacionales de Ingenieros (FEANI) y, dentro de ella, el Comité Nacional Español (CNE), donde se integran en igualdad el Instituto Nacional de Graduados y de Ingenieros Técnicos de España (INGITE) y el Instituto de Ingenieros de España (IIE), cuyo Presidente actual es el Ingeniero Técnico de Telecomunicaciones D. José Javier Medina Muñoz, ostentando el cargo de representante de la ingeniería española como miembro de Comité de Seguimiento Europeo (EMC), el ingeniero técnico aeronáutico y Grado en Ingeniería Aeroespacial, D. David Sedano Abad. La FEANI acredita como Ingeniero Europeo (Eur Ing) a todos los ingenieros que cumplen los siguientes requisitos:
 Para la obtención del título de EUR ING se requiere:
·         Una formación académica reconocida de, al menos, 3 años en Ingeniería
·         Experiencia profesional de, al menos, 2 años
·         Si la formación y la experiencia profesional no alcanza los 7 años se requerirá formación o experiencia profesional adicional.
La Comisión Europea ha recomendado a todos los estados miembros que reconozca a los Euro Ingenieros (EUR ING) cualificados para el ejercicio de la ingeniería sin ningún otro requisito adicional (exámenes, estudios complementarios, etc...).

En España estamos acreditados más de 3.564 Euro Ingenieros, de los cuales 3.209 somos miembros del INGITE, frente a 355 miembros del IIE. Es algo que Vd. desconoce o quiere desconocer: que mientras en toda la comunidad internacional estamos acreditados como ingenieros, en España se pretende, en contra de la legalidad vigente, negar la evidencia.

Por otra parte, ni el Ingeniero técnico es Grado, ni el ingeniero es Master. La formación del ingeniero técnico aeronáutico es una formación especialista que se desarrolla a lo largo de tres cursos lectivos mientras que la formación del Graduado en Ingeniería Aeroespacial se desarrolla a lo largo de cuatro cursos lectivos (240 ECTS), y por ello el ingeniero técnico aeronáutico, para obtener el título de Graduado en Ingeniería Aeroespacial, tiene que superar un Curso de Adaptación al Grado de créditos 60 ECTS equivalentes a un año de formación adicional.

Los títulos de grado en España, como en toda la comunidad europea e internacional, son títulos generalistas. Así lo determina el Real Decreto 43/2015, de Ordenación de las Enseñanzas Universitarias, cuando establece (art. Primero):

Dos. El artículo 12 queda redactado de la siguiente manera:
1. Los planes de estudios conducentes a la obtención del título de Grado serán elaborados por las universidades y verificados de acuerdo con lo establecido en el presente real decreto. En la elaboración de los planes de estudios, la Universidad primará la formación básica y generalista y no la especialización del estudiante.
2. Los planes de estudios tendrán entre 180 y 240 créditos, que contendrán toda la formación teórica y práctica que el estudiante deba adquirir: Aspectos básicos de la rama de conocimiento, materias obligatorias u optativas, seminarios, prácticas externas, trabajos dirigidos, trabajo de fin de Grado u otras actividades formativas.
En los casos en que una titulación de Grado tenga menos de 240 créditos, las Universidades, conforme a lo establecido en el artículo 17 del presente real decreto, arbitrarán mecanismos que complementen el número de créditos de Grado con el número de créditos de Máster, de manera que se garantice que la formación del Grado es generalista y los contenidos del Máster se orienten hacia una mayor especialización.

Todo cuanto afirma en su entrevista es, por tanto, contrario a la ley, tanto española como europea. Por ello se deberá rectificar lo manifestado en el sentido en que reconozca que
 “Los Ingenieros Técnicos y los Graduados en Ingeniería, como los antiguos ingenieros, son ingenieros y como tales están reconocidos en toda la comunidad internacional, especialmente en la comunidad Europea y países de su entorno y los títulos de Graduado en ingeniería son títulos generalistas, no especialistas como eran los títulos de ingeniero técnico.”

SEGUNDO
También manifiesta que:
Continuamente tenemos que estar pendientes de casos en los que una vez más un “grado” se intenta “colar” en un puesto de ingeniero. Incluso la Tesorería General de la Seguridad Social ya ha aclarado (previa confusión al principio cuando salieron los títulos de Bolonia) que los grados cotizan en el grupo 2.

Y lo cierto es que Tesorería General de la Seguridad Social ha determinado que el Grado cotiza en el Grupo 1. Acompaño contestación de dicha Tesorería a los decanos de los Colegios de Ingenieros Técnicos de Obas Públicas y de Ingenieros Técnicos Aeronáuticos, en los que se afirma que los Graduados deberán incluirse en el Grupo 1 de cotización de la seguridad social, junto con los licenciados, ingenieros y arquitectos.

En cuanto a la afirmación de casos de intento de los grados en colarse en los puestos de ingeniero, me remito a lo establecido en la Ley del Estatuto Básico del empleado Público que en su art. 76 establece:

Los cuerpos y escalas se clasifican, de acuerdo con la titulación exigida para el acceso a los mismos, en los siguientes grupos:
·         Grupo A, dividido en dos Subgrupos A1 y A2.
·         Para el acceso a los cuerpos y escalas de este grupo se exigirá estar en posesión del título universitario de Grado. En aquellos supuestos en los que la Ley exija otro título universitario será este el que se tenga en cuenta.
·         La clasificación de los cuerpos y escalas en cada Subgrupo estarán en función del nivel de responsabilidad de las funciones a desempeñar y de las características de las pruebas de acceso. 

 Y así se viene reconociendo en todas las Administraciones del Estado, como es el caso de las oposiciones a ingreso en el Cuerpo de Científicos Superiores del Instituto Nacional de Técnicas Aeroespaciales (INTA. ET) y en las Comunidades Autónomas de Navarra, Cataluña, Valencia, Castilla-León, Baleares y otras. Me remito a la sentencia del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia. Sala Tercera de lo contencioso-administrativo, Sección 7ª, de 9 de marso de 2016, Recurso 341/2015, que me permito acompañar a este escrito. 

Resulta pues que el título relevante para el ingreso en la Administración Pública es el título de Grado y que el nivel del Subgrupo A1 está asignado a las funciones a desempeñar y a las características del examen de ingreso; es decir, a las características del puesto de trabajo y su responsabilidad.
Por todo lo anterior deberá rectificar estas afirmaciones declarando que;
Según Resolución de la Tesorería de la Seguridad Social, los Graduados en Ingeniería aeroespacial y en Ingeniería civil cotizan en el Grupo 1 de la Seguridad Social y según establece la Ley del Estatuto Básico del Empleado Público, el acceso a los cuerpos y escalas del Grupo A, dividido en los subgrupos A1 y A2, es el título de Grado, por no existir ninguna ley que exija un título diferente.

TERCERO
Manifiesta también que
Desde el COIAE nos da mucha pena porque en parte es una falta de respeto a los grados que han continuado sus estudios con el master habilitante o los ingenieros técnicos que decidieron continuar estudiando 3º, 4º y 5º y se hicieron ingenieros.

Y ante esta manifestación debemos aclarar que lo que es una falta de respeto a los Graduados es afirmar, en contra de lo establecidos legalmente, que los Graduados no son ingenieros, intentando mantener un monopolio de la ingeniería para un escaso número de ingenieros que se cifra aproximadamente en 150.000  frente a los más de 500.000 ingenieros técnicos y graduados en ingeniería que existen en España, cuando estamos reconocidos y acreditados como ingenieros, porque lo somos, en toda la comunidad internacional. 

Siempre no hemos distinguido todos los ingenieros aeronáuticos, ayudantes de ingeniero aeronáutico, ingenieros técnicos aeronáuticos, en mantener una estrecha relación para bien de nuestra común profesión y que desde su elección como decana del COIAE viene deteriorándose cada vez más de forma incomprensible y esto, Dª Estefanía, si es un ENORME FALTA DE RESPETO a nuestra profesión y a nuestros colegiados que deberá dar fin a la mayor brevedad posible. Y en sus manos está llevarlo a cabo, acatando la legislación vigente, como nosotros la acatamos.
De otra forma, con su incomprensible posición, nunca conseguiremos una ingeniería española competitiva ni en Europa y en la comunidad internacional.

CUARTO
Finalmente, ante la manifestación de que:
También apuntar que el término “ingeniero aeroespacial” como tal, no existe oficialmente, no existe esa profesión, pero es cierto que está muy extendido para referirse a determinados ámbitos profesionales que desarrollan los ingenieros aeronáuticos.

Me veo obligado a puntualizar que la profesión de ingeniero aeroespacial existe en toda la comunidad europea e internacional, aunque se empeñe en negarlo, afirmando que el término ingeniero aeroespacial no existe como tal. En el Real Decreto 1393/2007, se establece (art. 9.3):
3. La denominación de los títulos de Graduado será: Graduado o Graduada en T por la Universidad U, siendo T el nombre del Título y U la denominación de la Universidad que expide el título. En el Suplemento Europeo al Título, de acuerdo con las normas que lo regulen, se hará referencia a la rama de conocimiento en la que se incardine el título. En todo caso, las Administraciones Públicas velarán por que la denominación del título sea acorde con su contenido, y en su caso, con la normativa específica de aplicación, coherente con su disciplina y no conduzca a error sobre su nivel o efectos académicos ni a confusión sobre su contenido y, en su caso, efectos profesionales.

Y si la legislación determina que la denominación de los títulos ha de ser acorde con sus contenidos y no ha de dar lugar a confusión sobre el mismo ni a sus efectos profesionales, no puede afirmar que no existe la profesión de ingeniero aeroespacial y que el término como tal no existe, para intentar adjudicárselo como una actividad propia del ingeniero aeronáutico. Esta afirmación es confundir a la ciudadanía contraviniendo lo establecido en la disposición anterior.
Y es por cuanto antecede que deberá rectificar esta manifestación declarando que:
El título de Ingeniero Aeroespacial es un título reconocible y existente en toda la comunidad aeronáutica internacional y no se refiere a determinados ámbitos profesionales que desarrollan los ingenieros aeronáuticos. En España este título se identifica con el título de Graduado en Ingeniería Aeroespacial

Y en virtud a lo establecido en la Ley Orgánica 2/1984, de 26 de marzo, reguladora del derecho de rectificación, solicito la oportuna RECTIFICACION en la próxima edición de la revista Fly News, en los términos en que se dispone la citada Ley.

Madrid, a 10 de noviembre de 2017

El Decano-Presidente


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