Russia Mulls Upgrading Su-57 to 6th Generation Fighter Jet

viernes, 10 de noviembre de 2017



The Su-57 has the potential to be a 6th-generation fighter jet, the former head of the Russian Aerospace Force claims.https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/russia-mulls-upgrading-su-57-to-6th-generation-fighter-jet/

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China’s New Aircraft Carrier to Use Advanced Jet Launch System (electormagnetic catapults)



The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) next-generation aircraft carrier, designated Type 002, will likely be fitted with an advanced electromagnetic catapult system for launching aircraft, according to Chinese military experts. https://thediplomat.com/2017/11/chinas-new-aircraft-carrier-to-use-advanced-jet-launch-system/

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India Set to Become Next Battleground for Global Aeronautics Manufacturers

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201710301058657962-india-global-aeronautics-manufacturer/

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Boeing Completes Acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences

New subsidiary to accelerate development of autonomous technology

CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] completed the acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences, a world-class innovator, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems. Aurora will operate under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology as a subsidiary called Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company. It will retain an independent operating model while benefiting from Boeing's resources and position as the leading provider of aerospace products and services.

Boeing first announced the agreement with Aurora on Oct. 5, 2017 pending U.S. government approval. Terms of the approved deal were not disclosed and do not affect Boeing's financial guidance.

Headquartered in Manassas, Va., Aurora has more than 550 employees and operates in six locations including research and development centers in Cambridge, Mass. and Luzern, Switzerland; manufacturing facilities in Bridgeport, W.Va. and Columbus, Miss. with offices in Dayton, Ohio, and Mountain View, Calif.

Forward-Looking Information Is Subject to Risk and Uncertainty

Certain statements in this release may be "forward-looking" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding benefits and synergies of the transaction, and future business prospects, as well as any other statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Forward-looking statements are based on current assumptions about future events that may not prove to be accurate. These statements are not guarantees and are subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. As a result, these statements speak only as of the date they are made and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except as required by law. Specific factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include the effect of global economic conditions, our ability to successfully integrate Aurora Flight Sciences' business and realize anticipated synergies, and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Boeing, CDB Aviation Finalize Order for 52 737 MAXs and Eight 787 Dreamliners

  • $7.4 billion deal first announced at 2017 Paris Air Show
  • Puts 737 MAX program over 4,000 orders



SEATTLE, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and CDB Aviation today finalized an order for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners.




The order, valued at $7.4 billion at current list prices, was announced as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The order includes a conversion of six 737 MAX 8 orders, to the 737 MAX 10.

CDB Aviation, one of the largest and most influential Chinese-owned aviation leasing companies, is part of the launch customer group for the 737 MAX 10, the newest member of Boeing's 737 MAX family.

"The 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner are some of the most advanced, most fuel-efficient airplanes in the world today," said CDB Aviation President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Chang. "We're confident that the reliability, efficiency and superior economics of the MAX and Dreamliner families will be very appealing to our customers."

Based in Dublin, Ireland, CDB Aviation operates as a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., LTD (CDB Leasing) (HKEX stock code:1606) and features a committed fleet of over 300 aircraft.

"CDB Aviation is a leader in the leasing market and we're excited the 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner will be the pillars of its growing fleet," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Kevin McAllister.

The 737 MAX family is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history with over 4,000 orders from 93 customers worldwide. Boeing has delivered more than 30 737 MAX airplanes this year.

"Being one of the launch customers of the MAX 10 and bringing the MAX family's orders over the 4,000 milestone further demonstrates CDB Aviation's steadfast efforts to advance its global mission and deliver the latest technology aircraft to current and prospective customers," added Chang.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the fastest-selling twin-aisle airplane in history. Boeing has delivered more than 600 787s entering service in 2011, flying more than 200 million people on more than 610 unique routes, saving over 19 billion pounds of fuel.

About CDB Aviation
CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC (CDB Aviation) is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (CDB Leasing) a 33-year-old Chinese leasing company that is backed mainly by the China Development Bank. China Development Bank is under the direct jurisdiction of the State Council of China and is the world's largest development finance institution. It is also the largest Chinese bank for foreign investment and financing cooperation, long-term lending and bond issuance, enjoying Chinese sovereign credit rating. www.CDBAviation.AERO

CDB Leasing is the only leasing arm of the China Development Bank and a leading company in China's leasing industry that has been engaged in aircraft, infrastructure, ship, commercial vehicle and construction machinery leasing and enjoys a Chinese sovereign credit rating. It took an important step in July 2016 to globalize and marketize its business – listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX STOCK CODE: 1606).

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OPINION: A380 needs more customers to match 747's longevity

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-a380-needs-more-customers-to-match-747s-lo-443065/

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China Aircraft Exports Cleared for Takeoff Under FAA Deal--Update



ust ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to China, U.S. aviation regulators signed a new pact with their Chinese counterparts that effectively opens the door to selling China-made airplanes and parts to the U.S. and other countries.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/11/06/china-aircraft-exports-cleared-for-takeoff-under-faa-deal-update.html

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F-35 the “preferred choice” for Berlin | KC-390 prototype pushed to limits, needs repair | T-50A test pilot breaks 100 flight hours |

https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/f-35-the-preferred-choice-for-berlin-kc-390-prototype-pushed-to-limits-needs-repair-t-50a-test-pilot-breaks-100-flight-hours-038367

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Dassault named in Paradise Papers | Sweden selects Patriot for air defense | Malaysia eyes new supersonic LCA jets

https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/dassault-named-in-paradise-papers-sweden-selects-patriot-for-air-defense-malaysia-eyes-new-supersonic-lca-jets-038358/

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Aviation Renaissance: NASA Advances Concepts for Next-gen Aircraft

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/aviation-renaissance-nasa-advances-concepts-for-next-gen-aircraft

https://youtu.be/dOK446jAsAw



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NASA is working with Uber on its flying taxi project

  • Uber partnered with NASA on it its flying taxi project called Uber Elevate
  • Uber will be working with NASA to figure out traffic management for flying cars
  • Uber also said that it is aiming to trial the flying taxis in Los Angeles, as well as Dubai and Dallas-Fort Worth in 2020 

continue reading https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/08/uber-nasa-work-on-flying-taxis.html

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