World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

lunes, 25 de diciembre de 2017

China's homegrown AG600 - codenamed Kunlong - took off from southern city of Zhuhai and landed after hour-long flight China's homegrown AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft in production, took to the skies on Sunday for its maiden flight. The plane, codenamed "Kunlong" according to stat...

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Elon Musk’s Christmas Letter (Tesla Sure Is Growing Up Fast)

Thanks to an anonymous tipster, we got our hands on the 2017 version of Elon Musk's Christmas letter. For those who weren't lucky enough to make his mailing list, we're publishing it below. Earthlings measure years by how long it takes this planet to revolve around its sun, but I've always had a …

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NASA’s next mission will either grab part of a comet, or bop around one of Saturn's moons

Which one will win? We'll find out in 2019. Which new frontier will we head towards? On Wednesday, NASA narrowed that choice down to two with an announcement proclaiming that their next New Frontiers mission would either play tag with the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko or hopscotch around Saturn...

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Yes, UFOs exist. But they're probably not what you think.

New video of a 2004 encounter between the U.S. Air Force and an unidentified flying object has the internet asking about aliens. On a dark and otherwise serene night back in the 1960s, my grandpa, a doctor and recreational pilot, was ferrying two lawyers to a deposition. As they bisected the stat...

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The first flight of the gargantuan Chinese seaplane AVIC AG600

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Chinese tech maker unveils plan connecting low-flying drones



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Chinese tech maker unveils plan connecting low-flying drones // The UAS Magazine
http://theuasmagazine.com/articles/1794/chinese-tech-maker-unveils-plan-connecting-low-flying-drones

Huawei, the China-based maker of smartwatches, tablets, smartphones and broadband networks, has put a new focus on its digital sky initiative. The new push aims to enable the low airspace drone flights that are connected to broadband.
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Russia working on new vertical takeoff fighter



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Russia working on new vertical takeoff fighter // Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense


Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 18, 2017
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov has confirmed that work is underway on the design of a new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Military observer Vadim Saranov outlines … http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/VTOL_for_the_21st_Century_Why_Russias_Working_on_New_Vertical_Takeoff_Fighter_999.html
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ArianeGroup to start production of the first Ariane 62



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ArianeGroup to start production of the first Ariane 62 // Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense


Paris, France (SPX) Dec 19, 2017
With the successful conclusion of Maturity Gate 6.2, ArianeGroup and its industrial partners are moving into an important new phase in the development of Ariane 6, a flagship European Space Agency (ESA) program… http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/ArianeGroup_to_start_production_of_the_first_Ariane_62_999.html

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Boeing Shares Sneak Peek of Aerial Refueler for MQ-25 Competition



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Boeing Shares Sneak Peek of Aerial Refueler for MQ-25 Competition // MediaRoom
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-12-19-Boeing-Shares-Sneak-Peek-of-Aerial-Refueler-for-MQ-25-Competition

Unmanned refueling aircraft is completing engine runs, testing
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Boeing, flydubai Finalize Order for 175 737 MAX Airplanes



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Boeing, flydubai Finalize Order for 175 737 MAX Airplanes // MediaRoom
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-12-21-Boeing-flydubai-Finalize-Order-for-175-737-MAX-Airplanes

Largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history pushes total MAX orders above 4,200
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Boeing and Embraer Confirm Discussions on Potential Combination



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Boeing and Embraer Confirm Discussions on Potential Combination // MediaRoom
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-12-21-Boeing-and-Embraer-Confirm-Discussions-on-Potential-Combination


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Boeing KC-46 Tanker Program Receives FAA Certification for its 767-2C Aircraft



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Boeing KC-46 Tanker Program Receives FAA Certification for its 767-2C Aircraft // MediaRoom
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-12-21-Boeing-KC-46-Tanker-Program-Receives-FAA-Certification-for-its-767-2C-Aircraft


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Boeing Receives Contract for Japan KC-46 Tanker



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Boeing Receives Contract for Japan KC-46 Tanker // MediaRoom
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-12-22-Boeing-Receives-Contract-for-Japan-KC-46-Tanker

Japan Air Self-Defense Force becomes first international KC-46 customer
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Airbus Helicopters powers up CityAirbus 'iron bird' rig



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Airbus Helicopters powers up CityAirbus 'iron bird' rig // Latest news
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-helicopters-powers-up-cityairbus-iron-bird-444351/

Airbus Helicopters has taken a step forward on the CityAirbus electric air-taxi concept with power-on of its "iron bird" ground-test rig.
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The Supersonic dilemma - Leeham News and Comment

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History undermines Boeing claim of C Series impact: analysis



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History undermines Boeing claim of C Series impact: analysis // Leeham News


Analysis

Dec. 22, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing blames a subsidized, price-dumped Bombardier C Series for the poor sales of the smallest member of the 737 family, the -700 and the 7 MAX, but history doesn't support the claim… https://leehamnews.com/2017/12/22/history-undermines-boeing-claim-c-series-impact-analysis/



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KAI LCH-LAH Helo Passes Critical Design Review



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KAI LCH-LAH Helo Passes Critical Design Review // AviationWeek.com Commercial Aviation Channel
http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/kai-lch-lah-helo-passes-critical-design-review

The Korea Aerospace Industries LCH-LAH civil and military helo is on track for prototype assembly in 2018 after the conclusion of the critical design review.

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Piaggio Announces New Five-Year Plan



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Piaggio Announces New Five-Year Plan // AviationWeek.com Commercial Aviation Channel
http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/piaggio-announces-new-five-year-plan

The owners of Piaggio Aerospace are investing $302 million in order to stabilize the business and complete the development of the P.1HH Hammerhead UAS.

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Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Completes Engine Upgrade and Continues Development Amid Business Concerns

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Embraer and Boeing confirm merger talks

Boeing and Embraer have confirmed they are in talks for a "potential combination", following a Wall Street Journal report that Boeing is in discussions to take over the Brazilian airframer.


http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/embraer-and-boeing-confirm-merger-talks-444408/

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Supplier selection nears for Russian-Chinese CR929

Developers of a joint Russian-Chinese long-haul aircraft expect to select suppliers over the next year to 18 months, after the project passed a technical concept checkpoint.


http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/supplier-selection-nears-for-russian-chinese-cr929-444440/

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V-280 Valor makes flying debut | Japanese cabinet approves $2 billion Ageis Ashore plan, missiles and radar to cost extra | IAF receives first AH-64E

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Boeing reveals MQ-25 prototype | Ukrainian protest puts brakes on Bulgaria’s MiG modernization | F-35 completes Weapons Delivery Accuracy (WDA) flight tests

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Boeing Shares Sneak Peek of Autonomous Aerial Refueler for MQ-25 Competition

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Elon Musk shows off near-complete Falcon Heavy rocket

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NASA Invests in Concept Development for Missions to Comet, Saturn Moon | NASA

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First astronaut to walk in space without a tether dies age 80

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