China's new aircraft carrier hints at the future of its navy

lunes, 16 de enero de 2017

The Liaoning carried at least three helicopters, eight fighters, three destroyers, two frigates, and a refueling ship. Last month China reported that its aircraft carrier Liaoning was ready to start operational service. The country's navy provided proof on Christmas Day, sending out its first car...

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ISIS is dropping bombs with drones in Iraq

The quadcopter menace The latest bomber to make its debut over Iraq has four engines, no cockpit, and a flight time limited by the length of its battery. ISIS, the radical insurgent group holding territory in both Syria and Iraq, is fighting for its life in Mosul, the large city in Northern Iraq ...

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Airbus, Boeing Focus on Different Aircraft Delivery Targets [feedly]


http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-boeing-focus-different-aircraft-delivery-targets
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Airbus, Boeing Focus on Different Aircraft Delivery Targets
// Things With Wings

Aircraft are not delivered at a steady monthly rate as might be implied by manufacturer's announced monthly production rates.

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Airbus Helicopters meets regulators to discuss H225 grounding [feedly]

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-helicopters-meets-regulators-to-discuss-h225-433169/

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Airbus Helicopters meets regulators to discuss H225 grounding
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Airbus Helicopters and officials from the Norwegian and UK civil aviation regulators met earlier this week to discuss the return-to-service path for the H225, sources indicate.
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Flying guinea pig: Jetpack Aviation prepares to train its first civilian pilot [feedly]


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Flying guinea pig: Jetpack Aviation prepares to train its first civilian pilot
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine



Things are developing fairly quickly in the world of Jetpack Aviation. After a bunch of public flights in Europe, the team has announced it's selected its first guinea pig civilian test pilot, who will be trained up and given the chance to fly the extraordinary JB-10 jetpack.

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Eurofighter signs support deals for Typhoon fighters

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US Marines send F-35 stealth fighter squadron to Japan

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Boeing, SpiceJet Announce Deal for up to 205 Airplanes

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Redefining “Aircraft,” Defining “Drone” - Heritage.org

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2017/01/redefining-aircraft-defining-drone-a-job-for-the-115th-congress


Redefining "Aircraft," Defining "Drone"
Heritage.org
Over the course of nearly a century, Congress and aviation regulators have crafted a body of laws and regulations addressing the operation and safety of manned aircraft in the United States. Until recently, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, colloquially ...

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SpiceJet places firm order for 100 737 Max 8s

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Italy presses ahead with AW129 attack helicopter replacement

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La compagnie norvégienne Widerøe commande 15 avions à Embraer - Le Figaro

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/2017/01/16/97002-20170116FILWWW00139-la-compagnie-norvegienne-widere-va-commander-15-avions-a-embraer.php



La compagnie norvégienne Widerøe commande 15 avions à Embraer
Le Figaro
La compagnie régionale norvégienne Widerøe a annoncé lundi qu'elle allait commander jusqu'à 15 appareils E190-E2 à l'avionneur brésilien Embraer. La transaction porte sur trois commandes fermes et 12 options, a indiqué Widerøe dans un communiqué.

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Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer delivers 225 aircraft in 2016 - Macauhub

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Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer delivers 225 aircraft in 2016
Macauhub
Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer in 2016 delivered 225 aircraft to its customers, which accounted for the largest number of annual deliveries in the last six years, the company said in a statement released on Friday. The company delivered 108 ...

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Can Boom's 'Son of Concorde' bring back supersonic passenger flight?

Ever since the retirement of the Air France and British Airways Concordes in 2003, there have been a succession of initiatives to develop a modern supersonic transport replacement, many of which have failed to get beyond the concept stage. The latest company to propose a ‘Son of Concorde’ design is Denver-based Boom Technology which has unveiled plans for a new 45-seat commercial supersonic jet (SSJ).


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BREAKING MyCargo cargo Boeing 747-400F crashed in Kirguistan

Over 30 people have been killed after Boeing 747-400F crashed into a small village in Kyrgyzstan. The aircraft was believed to be making a stop-over in Bishkek before continuing onto Istanbul.
http://www.airlive.net/breaking-mycargo-airlines-boeing-747-400f-crashes-in-bishkek/




A MyCargo Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter on behalf of Turkish Airlines, registration TC-MCL performing flight TK-6491 from Hong Kong (China) to Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) with 4 crew, was on final approach to Bishkek's runway 26 at 07:18L (01:18z) when the aircraft went around from very low height but did not climb out to safety, impacted terrain about 1100 meters/3600 feet past the runway end and went through a couple of houses of a village. All 4 crew on board the 747 as well as 28 people on the ground perished, 8 people on the ground received injuries and were taken to hospitals.
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Boeing Statement on Flight TK6491 Accident in Kyrgyzstan
SEATTLE, Jan. 16, 2107 -- Boeing extends its deepest condolences to the families of those who perished in the Flight TK6491 accident near Manas Airport Kyrgyzstan, operated by ACT Airlines, as well as its wishes for the recovery of those injured. A Boeing technical team stands ready to provide assistance at the request and under the direction of government investigating authorities.

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The company behind the Airlander "flying bum" is planning to IPO in London



Hybrid Air Vehicles, the maker of the Airlander hybrid aircraft nicknamed the flying bum for its appearance, will seek to raise £50m with a float pencilled in for the end of 2017 or early 2018 on London's Alternative Investment Market.

HAV is currently on the hunt for an advisor and will also seek to raise around £30m in debt financing around the same time, although it could come before or after the IPO.


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United Airlines Is Getting Rid of Some Executives to Save Money



United Continental Holdings Inc. expects to cut some management employees as it deepens efforts to reduce bureaucracy and catch up with the profit margins of industry leader Delta Air Lines Inc.

The third-largest U.S. carrier will “continue to finalize the remainder of our management team” after overhauling its roster of corporate officers last year, according to a Jan. 6 memo from Executive Vice President Mike Bonds to employees. The reduction won’t affect “front-line employees,” he said, referring to a group that typically includes pilots, flight attendants and customer-service and gate agents.


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