Virgin Orbit attaches first booster to its 747-turned-rocket launcher

martes, 30 de octubre de 2018

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A Solar Cell That Does Double Duty for Renewable Energy

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Impact Assessment of Cybersecurity Threats (IACT)



In the context of the increasing connectivity of commercial air transport (CAT) aircraft and ground systems with the use of internet technologies or aeronautical communications, recent claims from the hackers community are showing an emerging risk of possible remotely compromising airborne systems.

The main objective of the project is to assess the safety impact of a set of cyber-attacks to communication and navigation systems through the performance of flight simulation exercises, raise awareness of such investigation with the concerned stakeholders and share the initial lessons-learnt.


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SESAR U-space demonstrations: Safe drone traffic integration in the Gulf of Finland

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The USN is upgrading its IRST systems | JAS-39: Nearing operational use | Nigeria order JF-17s from Pakistan

lunes, 29 de octubre de 2018

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Tiny gyroscope the size of a grain of rice could help shrink gadgets even further

The electronics inside consumer gadgets are often miniaturized versions of bigger components – like phone cameras, for instance – and that applies to the gyroscopes used to help a device orientate itself in 3D space. Now scientists have worked out a way of making these gyroscopes much, much smaller.

.. Continue Reading Tiny gyroscope the size of a grain of rice could help shrink gadgets even further 



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EasyJet makes progress with electric aircraft plan

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-easyjet-ceo-electric/easyjet-expects-to-be-flying-electric-planes-by-2030-idUSKCN1N31PS

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/29/reuters-america-easyjet-makes-progress-with-electric-aircraft-plan.html


https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/10/22/heathrow-targets-flights-with-electric-planes-by-2030/


https://theweek.com/articles/803861/future-air-travel-electric

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Sixth upgraded AB212 delivered to Spanish Navy | Air Forces Monthly

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Boeing Is Developing A New High-Speed compound Apache-like attack helicopter




https://www.janes.com/article/84079/boeing-testing-high-speed-apache-concept

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Russian high-speed helicopter shows Western design influences – expert




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Mesh-less simulation: Altair announces the acquisition of SIMSOLID, game-changing simulation technology for designers, design engineers, and simulation analysts.


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Altair Acquires SIMSOLID

Game-Changing Simulation Technology for Designers, Design Engineers, and Simulation Analysts



TROY, Mich. – - Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) has acquired SIMSOLID, a company founded by asking a simple question: “Why does the geometry used in the Design and Structural Simulation worlds have to be so different?”

SIMSOLID works on full-fidelity CAD assemblies to provide fast, accurate, and robust structural simulation without requiring geometry simplification, cleanup, or meshing. Its underlying technology is based largely on the work of Dr. Victor Apanovitch, a former professor at Belarus Polytechnic University and the cofounder of SIMSOLID Corporation.

“We believe SIMSOLID is a revolutionary technological breakthrough which will have a profound impact for product design," said James Scapa, Altair’s Founder, Chairman, and CEO, “It’s incredibly fast, accurate, and robust and we believe a game changer for our industry."

The SIMSOLID computational engine is a commercial implementation of novel and unpublished mathematics based on extensions to the theory of external approximations. SIMSOLID controls solution accuracy using multi-pass adaptive analysis, making it extremely fast and memory efficient. Large and complex assemblies can be solved rapidly even on laptop computers.

Dr. Uwe Schramm, Altair’s Chief Technical Officer, notes that, “We are very serious about solution accuracy. Others have tried to accelerate the interface between CAD and simulation by degrading the mathematical robustness. It is our feeling that by rapidly moving forward with the methods in SIMSOLID and expanding them across applications we can have a real effect on how design gets done while maintaining our high standards for computational excellence.”

To learn more about SIMSOLID, hear executives and technologists discuss more in the video below, and register for an upcoming introductory SIMSOLID webinar or contact a regional representative at www.altair.com/SIMSOLID.

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Boeing Opens New Aircraft Part Factory in Sheffield

domingo, 28 de octubre de 2018

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Boeing Awarded $204 Million Contract for F/A-18 Super Hornet, Growler Modifications

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In-Flight Data, senseFly collaborate on urban BVLOS project

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Japan Pencils In 2025 Future Fighter Flight


Japanese program planners hope the country's next fighter will make its first flight in 2025, local researchers believe, although separate reports put this target in doubt.

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Spirit AeroSystems Sidelines Asco Acquisition

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Sikorsky receives multi-million maintenance deal | UK criticised over Wedgetail deal | Italy cuts defense budget, slashes NH-90 acquisition



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Racer high-speed VTOL demonstrator passes preliminary design review milestone

viernes, 26 de octubre de 2018
















Press Release

Airbus Helicopters continues to progress with the development of its Racer (Rapid And Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) technology demonstrator, funded by European Union’s H2020 framework through the Clean Sky 2 program, and aiming to provide the best trade-off between speed, cost-efficiency, sustainability and mission performance.

After the validation of the demonstrator’s aerodynamic configuration last year, key subsystems have now successfully passed their preliminary design review (PDR) giving way to the launching of first components manufacture. Final assembly of the prototype is planned to start in Q4 2019.

“I want to thank all of our European partners for the excellence of their work and for their commitment in this fantastic project”, said Tomasz Krysinski, Head of Research & Innovation at Airbus Helicopters. “The PDR marks a major achievement for the Racer program as it allows to freeze interfaces and 3D definitions of the main subsystems, prior to detailed design and manufacture of key components.”

Long-lead items are the first ones to be manufactured. Airbus Helicopters teams already launched production of the lateral drive shaft, one of the Racer’s most innovative components. Among key subsystems, Italy’s Avio Aero, a GE Aviation Business, is launching procurement and manufacturing for the aircraft’s lateral gear boxes housing, while Hamble UK based GE Aviation Integrated Systems is taking care of the wing’s titanium cradle part. Romania’s INCAS/Romaero has already started manufacturing the Racer’s composite side panel and Spain’s Aernnova the tail parts primary structure.

Together with its partners, Airbus Helicopters is currently refining the content of the future Racer flight demonstration in Clean Sky 2 which will begin in 2020 and include about 200 flight hours. The first part will focus on the progressive opening of the flight envelope and on assessing key performance objectives as well as speed, handling qualities, stability and aerodynamics. The second phase will aim at demonstrating the aircraft’s suitability to carry out potential missions where increased speed and efficiency would bring significant added value, such as emergency medical services (EMS), search & rescue (SAR) and private transport. This second flight testing phase will also allow to mature low-noise flight procedures, unique to the Racer demonstrator formula.


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Space radiation would be likely to kill or severely weaken astronauts long before they reached Mars

jueves, 25 de octubre de 2018

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Nasa 'fixes' Hubble malfunction

Nasa believes it has fixed a malfunction with the Hubble telescope which threatened to limit the orbiting observatory's performance. Earlier this month, one of Hubble's gyros - needed to point the spacecraft - failed, forcing controllers to place the telescope in "safe mode" - where it operates w...

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These Wasp-Like Drones Lift Heavy Loads With Their Bellies

You might know wasps for their ability to brainwash cockroaches or inflict one of the most painful stings on Earth—one so powerful that the actual scientific advice to victims is to just lie down and scream until it passes. Lesser-known is the wasp's superlative ability to carry loads that are …

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Behind the supersonic rise and fall of the Concorde, 15 years after its final flight

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This tiny, laser-powered RoboFly could sniff out forest fires and gas leaks

Researchers hope the mechanical bug could help scientists save the climate. This is one flying insect you don't want to swat. It doesn't bite, sting, or spread disease and someday it could be a life- and climate-saver. In time, it could survey crops, detect wildfires, poke around in disaster rubb...

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Black widow spiders could teach nanomaterial experts a thing or two

It appears that spiders beat us to the age of nanomaterials by about 300 million years, spinning nanoparticles into strong yet stretchy threads far beyond our modern manufacturing capabilities. But now we're trying to catch up, studying their secrets using advanced technology of our own. Spider s...

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IATA Outlines Urgent Priorities to Minimize Brexit Impacts



Press Release




https://www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/Pages/2018-10-24-01.aspx



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L’IATA propose des mesures urgentes pour atténuer les impacts du Brexit (pdf)​

IATA destaca prioridades para minimizar el impacto del Brexit(pdf)

Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for urgent action by the UK and the European Union to put in place contingency planning for the continuation of air services in the event of a ‘no-deal Brexit’, and to move much faster to bring certainty to three critical air transport issues:

  • The uninterrupted continuation of air connectivity
  • The framework for regulating safety and security, and
  • The policies and processes needed for efficient border management

“These are the most critical areas because there are no fallback agreements such as the WTO framework available in a ‘no-deal’ Brexit scenario. Without any contingency planning being made transparent to the industry, the risks of not addressing these issues could mean chaos for travelers and interrupted supply chains. With less than six months to go, we have little more certainty than we did in June 2016,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.

The call for urgent attention to air transport issues in Brexit follows the release of an IATA-commissioned Study of the effects of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union on airlines flying to and from the UK.
Air connectivity and contingency arrangements

Even in the best-case scenario, where a Brexit transition phase is agreed for the period after March 2019, a high degree of uncertainty and risk to air services remains. A no-deal or “hard” Brexit outcome, without an agreement for a transition period, is likely to lead to significant disruption to air services. Moreover, the lack of transparency concerning any contingency planning for this scenario has left airlines completely in the dark as to what measures to take.

“The EU and UK have a responsibility to millions of their citizens who depend on reliable air transportation. The goal should be a comprehensive air services agreement that does not step backwards from the connectivity existing today. But with the possibility of a ‘no deal’ Brexit still on the table this late in the game, it is now essential that the EU and UK civil aviation authorities plan for contingency arrangements to maintain a minimum level of connectivity, which is vital for people and for business. This has to be one of the most important Brexit considerations. A backstop contingency plan to keep planes flying after March must be published, and quickly,” said de Juniac.
Safety and security

The safety and security framework for connectivity between the UK and EU is complex, comprehensive and delivering world-class levels of performance on the industry’s number one priority. There can be no compromise to keeping passengers and shipments safe and secure.

Whatever Brexit scenario unfolds, IATA calls for the UK to remain in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) at least as a ‘third country member’, and EASA and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) should be allowed to initiate detailed technical discussions on the future relationship between the two bodies. Mutual recognition of professional licences, standards for materials and parts, and other safety elements, should be put in place to come into effect immediately after March.

Aviation security, for both passengers and cargo, will be highly impacted in case of a no deal scenario. When it comes to recognition of security measures, all parties should work towards a deal where the status quo, is maintained.

“It is ridiculous that formal discussions on the future relationship between EASA and the UK CAA have been forbidden. This is aviation safety we are talking about – the number one priority for everyone connected with air transport and the top responsibility for governments. We understand the complexity of the political issues at stake. But safety and security should be non-negotiable,” said de Juniac. 

Border Management
A no-deal Brexit increases the likelihood of EU travelers being added to already over-long queues at UK passport control. An alternative scenario would be to create a ‘third lane’ which could process EU passengers more quickly. But in either scenario, investment is needed to recruit and train more staff.

The situation regarding goods is even more complex, with almost no clarity on customs arrangements. The most likely scenario, even under a transition period, is for shipments to be delayed or disrupted, as new customs procedures become established.

“Interference with the movement of people and goods will have a major and immediate knock-on impact to economic activity in both the UK and the EU. Solutions to minimize disruption are of paramount importance. We must have clarity on future border and customs arrangements now, if we are to plan for an orderly post-Brexit situation,” said de Juniac.

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Boeing Reports Solid Third Quarter; Reaffirms Cash and Raises Revenue and EPS Guidance

miércoles, 24 de octubre de 2018

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Airbus, AVIC in conductive composites pact



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​Bizarre Volerian aircraft design replaces jets and props with flapping wings

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Air Force documents show McConnell plans for KC-46 tanker arrival in mid-November

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VP-26 Completes First Aerial Refueling Over Mediterranean with P-8

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Iberia crece en Tokio desde el 20 de octubre

martes, 23 de octubre de 2018



nota de prensa




A partir del 20 de octubre serán cinco las frecuencias semanales a Japón, dos más que la oferta actual



· Ofrecerá en 2019 más de 150.000 asientos, un 60 por ciento más que en 2017



· Iberia lanza hoy un concurso en Facebook que permitirá a sus seguidores ganar 120.000 avios, suficientes para dos billetes a Japón ida y vuelta



· Precios especiales de lanzamiento desde 589 euros ida y vuelta desde Bilbao, Málaga, Sevilla o Valencia; 599 euros desde Barcelona o 675 desde Madrid




A partir de esta semana Iberia aumenta su oferta a Tokio de tres a cinco vuelos semanales director, un 60 por ciento más.



Esta aumento coincide con el segundo aniversario del inicio de los vuelos a la capital japonesa, en octubre de 2016.





Ahora Iberia vuela desde Madrid los martes, viernes y domingos y, a partir del día 20, se suman los jueves y sábados. Estos serán los horarios de la ruta Madrid-Tokio a partir de este sábado:









Esta ruta es la única que conecta de manera directa España con Japón y esta programación ha sido diseñada para ofrecer también buenas conexiones desde 22 ciudades españolas, entre las que se encuentran A Coruña, Alicante, Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Granada, Málaga, Mallorca, Santander o Tenerife.



La buena acogida que ha tenido esta ruta tanto en Japón como en España, ha facilitado que Iberia apueste fuerte por este mercado con un crecimiento del 60 por ciento a partir de ahora. En 2019 ofrecerá más de 150.000 asientos en la ruta.




Japón con Iberia desde sólo 599 euros y con más vuelos· Vuela a Tokio desde 599 euros ida y vuelta desde Madrid; 589 euros desde Bilbao, Málaga, Sevilla o Valencia; o 599 euros desde Barcelona
· La aerolínea acaba de ampliar de tres a cinco frecuencias semanales, creciendo así un 60 por ciento
· Además, ha lanzado un concurso en Facebook que permitirá a sus seguidores ganar 120.000 Avios, suficientes para dos billetes a Japón ida y vuelta


Tokio en promoción


Con motivo del incremento de oferta de Iberia a Tokio, la compañía lanza hoy un concurso en Facebook que permitirá a sus seguidores ganar 120.000 avios, suficientes para dos billetes a Japón ida y vuelta. Para participar, tan sólo hay que visualizar un vídeo sobre Japón en el perfil de Iberia y dejar un comentario sobre qué lugar de Japón preferiría conocer.



Además, Iberia ofrece precios especiales en www.iberia.com a Tokio desde Madrid desde 675 euros ida y vuelta; desde Bilbao, Málaga, Sevilla o Valencia, desde 589 euros; o desde Barcelona desde 599 euros.





La experiencia comienza en el vuelo


No cabe duda de que uno de los principales atractivos de viajar a Tokio es conocer su cultura, y para que esto pueda empezar a disfrutarse en el mismo vuelo, Iberia ha diseñado el servicio a bordo con detalles nipones como menús basados en su gastronomía tanto en clase Turista como en Business, con opciones como el pato braseado en soja, langostinos con pollo katakuriko o noodles yakisoba.



Además, para una mejor atención a los clientes de esta nacionalidad, la compañía dedica a estos vuelos tripulantes de origen japonés, así como ofrece opciones de entretenimiento a bordo tanto nativas en la biblioteca digital, como versiones subtituladas en la sección de cine, o edición en japonés deRonda, la revista a bordo propia de Iberia.

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La Consejería de Conocimiento amplía el plazo para presentarse a los XIV Premios Alas a la Internacionalización

Nota de prensa




Las empresas tienen hasta el 2 de noviembre para inscribir su candidatura a estos galardones organizados por Extenda



La Consejería de Conocimiento, Investigación y Universidad ha ampliado, hasta el próximo 2 de noviembre, el plazo para presentar candidaturas a los XIV Premios Alas a la Internacionalización de la Empresa Andaluza 2018. Con estos galardones, organizados por Extenda-Agencia Andaluza de Promoción Exterior, se reconoce la labor de las empresas del sector exterior de la comunidad en los mercados internacionales como las verdaderas protagonistas del gran salto que ha dado Andalucía en materia de exportaciones.



Los Premios Alas se conceden en cinco modalidades: iniciación a la exportación, ecommerce internacional, empresa exportadora, implantación exterior y trayectoria Internacional. Para las cuatro iniciales las empresas deben presentar candidaturas y para la última es el jurado principal el encargado de proponer a las firmas candidatas.



Andalucía vive el mejor momento de su historia moderna en comercio exterior, como segunda comunidad más exportadora de España, siendo la que más ha aportado al crecimiento de las exportaciones nacionales entre enero y julio de 2018. Con el último dato conocido, la región ha exportado en los siete meses de 2018 productos por valor de 19.775 millones de euros, un 9,3% más interanual, con un superávit de 955 millones de euros.



Estos datos refuerzan los de 2017, que cerró como el mejor año de la historia, con 30.913 millones, un 15,3% más que en 2016, y en el que se contabilizó el segundo superávit comercial consecutivo del siglo XXI. Son cifras nunca antes registradas, que están muy por encima de los crecimientos nacionales y de las principales economías avanzadas; y que ratifican la mejor década de la historia, al haberse duplicado la factura exportadora por primera vez en menos de diez años, con un 114% más exportado entre 2009 y 2017.



Esta evolución de las exportaciones supone el mayor cambio experimentado en la economía andaluza en la última década, al haberse duplicado su peso en el PIB regional. Igualmente, contribuye a la creación y viabilidad de empresas y a generar empleo de calidad. En el último ejercicio se sumaron 1.044 nuevas empresas a la exportación, 229 de ellas exportadoras regulares (que llevan al menos cuatro años seguido exportando), y se incrementó en 38.173 los empleos ligados a las exportaciones, para alcanzar un total en Andalucía de 381.859 puestos de trabajo en el sector exterior, 21.871 empresas exportadoras y 5.040 exportadoras regulares.



Con estos datos, se hace más necesario que nunca reconocer y poner de ejemplo ante toda la sociedad la labor que realizan las empresas activas en el exterior y sus profesionales, una tarea que reconoce la Junta de Andalucía desde que en el año 2000 se pusieron en marcha los Premios Alas, que actualmente se convocan de forma bienal.



Cinco modalidades de premios



En su XIV edición, los Premios Alas se otorgarán en cinco modalidades. La primera, que distingue la iniciación a la exportación, está dirigida a las empresas que comienzan su actividad internacional. En la categoría de empresa exportadora se reconoce a las firmas con ventas exteriores consolidadas que van abriendo mercados. En el caso de la implantación en el exterior, se premia a aquellas empresas con inversión internacional; y en la modalidad de ecommerce internacional se distingue a empresas que en el desarrollo de su actividad exterior empleen de forma sistemática y planificada el comercio electrónico o ‘ecommerce’, con la tecnología como método y fin de la comercialización. Por último, la sección de trayectoria internacional, se divide en dos categorías, una para compañías y otra para instituciones o personas que tengan consolidada su presencia y reconocimiento en los mercados internacionales, habiendo contribuido también a dar a conocer Andalucía en el mundo. En esta categoría las empresas candidatas son propuestas por el jurado principal.



Los Premios Alas carecen de dotación económica y su organización la desarrolla Extenda, con la especial colaboración de las delegaciones territoriales de Conocimiento y Empleo de la Junta de Andalucía en las ocho provincias.



Fases y jurados provinciales y regional



El desarrollo de los Premios Alas consta de un plazo de presentación y selección de candidaturas, elección de finalistas provinciales y elección de ganadoras en sus diferentes modalidades. En su desarrollo participan de forma activa, como miembros los jurados (provinciales y regional), empresas de reconocido prestigio, medios de comunicación y representantes empresariales de todas las provincias, así como de la propia Administración.



Las candidaturas que se presenten a las modalidades de iniciación a la exportación, empresa exportadora e implantación exterior accederán a una primera fase de carácter provincial, en la que sus respectivos jurados territoriales podrán designar a una finalista por cada provincia en cada una de estas tres modalidades.



En una segunda fase, el jurado principal, igualmente participativo y presidido por la consejera de Conocimiento, Investigación y Universidad, Lina Gálvez, en su calidad de presidenta de Extenda, designará a las ganadoras por cada modalidad, eligiendo entre las finalistas provinciales de las tres categorías mencionadas.



En el caso de la categoría de ecommerce internacional, el jurado principal decidirá la firma ganadora directamente entre todas las candidaturas que se hayan presentado en toda Andalucía. Además, corresponde a este jurado conceder los dos premios en la modalidad de trayectoria internacional, eligiendo de entre las candidaturas que propongan sus propios integrantes, tanto para la categoría de empresa, como para la de institución o persona.



Bases e inscripción de candidaturas



Las empresas que quieran participar en los Premios Alas podrán descargar las bases completas y el boletín de inscripción en la web de Extenda www.extenda.es. Las solicitudes de participación a las categorías de iniciación a la exportación, empresa exportadora, implantación en el exterior y ecommerce internacional) podrán remitirse hasta el 19 de octubre a la dirección de Extenda en C/ Marie Curie nº5 Sevilla 41092, por fax al 955128281 y por correo electrónico a premiosalas@extenda.es.



Los Premios Alas ganan el prestigio que le otorga la entidad de las empresas que los consiguen. Algunas de las últimas ediciones han sido: Grupo Alvic; Galgus (antiguamente Aoifes Solutions); Aceitunas Torrent; Premo; Masaltos; Ghenova Ingeniería; Alhóndiga La Unión; Seabery Soluciones; And & Or; Grupo Medina; Genera Mobile Solutions; Xtraice; Agro Sevilla; Antonio Leyva; Acesur; Cunext Cooper; Cosentino; Núñez de Prado; Piscifactoría Sierra Nevada; Hidral; o Bronpi Calefacción. También desde hace dos ediciones, ha sido reconocida la trayectoria, como entidades relevantes en comercio exterior, de la Asociación de Empresarios del Mármol de Andalucía (AEMA) y el Consejo Andaluz de Cámaras de Comercio Industria y Navegación de Andalucía.

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ELIMCO AEROSPACE lidera un proyecto pionero en Europa para la inspección de espacios interiores mediante drones






Nota de prensa



El proyecto IDRON permitirá aumentar la eficiencia de los procesos de inspección en espacios confinados, reduciendo los riesgos laborales





Sevilla, 18 de octubre de 2018.- Elimco Aerospace, compañía andaluza especializada en soluciones tecnológicas de alto valor añadido para los sectores aeroespacial, defensa, ferroviario y naval, entre otros, lidera IDRON, un proyecto pionero en Europa para la utilización de drones en la inspección de espacios confinados. La compañía, perteneciente al Grupo Tecnológico Ingemont, está desarrollando esta iniciativa junto a la Empresa Metropolitana de Abastecimiento y Saneamiento de Aguas de Sevilla (EMASESA), la Universidad de Sevilla y el Centro Avanzado de Tecnologías Aeroespaciales (CATEC). Este proyecto, financiado por la convocatoria RETOS Colaboración del Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, situará a España como referente y líder en Europa en la aplicación de tecnologías para la inspección de este tipo de espacios.



El proyecto IDRON tiene como objetivos minimizar los riesgos laborales y aumentar la eficiencia en los procesos de inspección, así como incrementar la competitividad y diferenciación de las empresas que lo llevan a cabo.



Actualmente, las inspecciones requieren de personal cualificado, con numerosas medidas de seguridad y altos períodos de paradas técnicas en planta, por lo que se convierten en un proceso largo, de elevado coste, tedioso y arriesgado. En este sentido, el proyecto supondrá un avance tecnológico y aportará una serie de ventajas competitivas que permitirán cambiar de forma drástica la forma en la que se realizan este tipo de inspecciones por medios convencionales.



IDRON presenta una serie de factores diferenciadores respecto a otros proyectos, ya que se desarrollará para cualquier tipo de espacio confinado y funciona con un sistema autónomo de navegación por el cual se programa un recorrido con total libertad de movimientos, eliminando el error humano. Además, incluye un sistema de seguridad que le permitirá operar de forma fiable en este tipo de espacios de difícil acceso.



Asimismo, el proyecto IDRON cuenta con un enorme potencial de desarrollo y escalabilidad. El uso de drones autónomos es totalmente aplicable a todo tipo de sectores y en este tipo de entornos es verdaderamente útil, dado que esta tecnología resuelve tareas que reúnen las 3Ds (dirty, dangerous and dull, en su expresión inglesa), proclives a ser automatizadas.





Sobre Elimco Aerospace



Elimco Aerospace es una compañía impulsada por el Grupo Tecnológico Ingemont que ofrece soluciones tecnológicas de alto valor añadido para los sectores aeroespacial, defensa, ferroviario y naval, entre otros. En el sector aeronáutico es un referente en la creación de soluciones customizadas en ingeniería, fabricación y servicios de sistemas eléctricos, electrónicos y aviónica, siendo experta en la gestión integral de productos o sistemas automáticos, simuladores, unidades de control de cabina, consolas y equipos embarcados de alta complejidad, apostando por el desarrollo de la I+D+i y la prestación de servicios en FAL. La compañía participa en los principales programas de Airbus, entre los que destacan los aviones A380, A400M, A330MRTT, Eurofighter y los helicópteros Tiger y NH90.



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Northrop Grumman and Airbus Finalize Agreement on “Wing of Tomorrow” Program



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Agreement positions company for work on next generation composite manufacturing technology




DULLES, Va. – Oct. 16, 2018 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced today it has finalized a Cooperation and Research Agreement to work closely with Airbus on the Wing of Tomorrow program. The three-year agreement expands the current Northrop Grumman relationship with Airbus and explores complex composite wing stiffener forming automation with out-of-autoclave material systems through an investment in equipment, test articles and engineering support. This relationship positions Northrop Grumman for future potential high-rate production opportunities.




“This agreement builds on Northrop Grumman’s valuable working relationship with Airbus and its partners. Our work with Airbus is an important component of growth in the commercial aerospace structures business,” said Wendy Williams, vice president and general manager, aerospace structures, Northrop Grumman. “We are excited about the advanced composite manufacturing technology being developed to support the Wing of Tomorrow concept, and our team is eager to continue our long-term relationship with Airbus on their future endeavors.”

Northrop Grumman is currently producing composite fuselage stringers and frames for the Airbus A350 XWB -900 and -1000 variants at its state-of-the-art Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence facility in Clearfield, Utah. The company has successfully delivered more than 200,000 Airbus A350 parts since the inception of the program.

Northrop Grumman’s proprietary automated stiffener forming process has been instrumental in the development and manufacture of high-rate production composite stringers and frames that are extremely high quality, affordable and dimensionally precise. This technology will be evolved to the new material systems, geometries and processing needs of the future while maintaining the superior benefits of a highly automated production process.

The Airbus Wing of Tomorrow program will address future aggressive aircraft production rates and the requirement for wings to be made faster and more affordably. The program will explore the best materials, manufacturing and assembly techniques, as well as new technologies in aerodynamics and wing architecture.

New material experimentation represents a major part of the program, and lower-cost composite technologies currently being pursued could enable wing components to be produced with significantly reduced equipment and tooling costs, along with enabling a faster production cycle. Increased use of composite materials also opens up new possibilities in terms of wing configuration and construction.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit news.northropgrumman.com and follow us on Twitter, @NGCNews, for more information.

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Boeing Delivers First 787-9 to Juneyao Airlines. Delivery marks the first one for a privately-held Chinese airline



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SEATTLE, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines. The new, super-efficient Dreamliner will also be the first widebody commercial jet operated by a privately-held Chinese airline.

"This delivery is our airline's biggest milestone and marks a big step toward expanding our network in China and beyond," said Wang Junjin, Chairman, Juneyao Airlines. "As the market-leading widebody model, the 787-9 Dreamliner will play a key role in our global business growth."

Juneyao Airlines, previously an all-Airbus operator, mainly offers flights from Shanghai to more than 50 cities across China. In introducing the long-range 787 Dreamliner, the carrier is looking to expand its international network and increase flights to Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea.

The 787-9 is part of a family of three airplanes that offer long ranges and unmatched fuel efficiency in the 200 to 350 seat market. The 787-9 can carry 290 passengers and fly up to 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km), while reducing fuel use and emissions by 20 to 25 percent compared to older airplanes. Passengers will appreciate a more comfortable flight thanks to the Dreamliner's large windows, lower cabin altitude, smooth-ride technology, and other amenities.

"We are delighted to welcome Juneyao to the growing 787 Dreamliner family. We are confident that the Dreamliner's fuel efficiency, range and passenger-pleasing features will power the next stage of Juneyao Airlines' expansion," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing at The Boeing Company. "This delivery marks the first of 10 787-9 Dreamliners for Juneyao and their emergence as an international carrier."

To ensure a smooth introduction of the Dreamliner, Juneyao Airlines will use Boeing Global Services' pilot training. The airline will also employ electronic flight bag in the flight deck to improve operational efficiency. On other aircraft, Juneyao uses Boeing's tailored charting services and flight planning solutions.

The 787 Dreamliner is the fastest-selling widebody jet in history with nearly 1,400 orders since its launch. More than 700 of those Dreamliners have entered service around the world, helping airlines open 210 new, non-stop routes and saving more than 28 billion pounds of fuel.

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[Photo] Airbus and China Airlines present A350-900 with special joint livery





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Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its newest A350-900 aircraft, which features a unique joint livery that combines the airline’s distinctive plum blossom logo with Airbus’ exclusive A350 XWB carbon fibre pattern.


Following this delivery, China Airlines today has 14 A350-900 aircraft in its fleet. The airline operates these aircraft on non-stop long-haul routes, including services from Taipei to Europe and North America as well as on selected routes in the Asia-Pacific region.

Since entry into service in 2015, the A350 XWB has established itself as the new long-range leader in the larger twin aisle category. Over 200 aircraft are already in service with 22 airlines, flying primarily on long-haul routes.

At the end of September 2018, Airbus had recorded a total of 890 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 46 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft programmes ever.

Innovations introduced with the A350 XWB Family include the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. Together, these features translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption, compared with older generation aircraft of the same size, as well as significantly lower maintenance costs.

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Airbus Helicopters to showcase H135 as future Navy helicopter trainer during U.S. Navy Fleet Fly-In event



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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Airbus Helicopters will showcase the versatile and market-leading H135 aircraft as the future training helicopter for the U.S. Navy at the Naval Helicopter Association’s Fleet Fly-in at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Pensacola, Florida from October 22-26.

“Airbus Helicopters is convinced the H135 is the best solution to prepare the next generation of U.S. Navy pilots for decades to come, both technically and economically,” said Chris Emerson, President of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and Head of the North America region. “We look forward to demonstrating why this aircraft is the best solution for the Navy’s helicopter training needs.”

Airbus pilots will conduct orientation flights with U.S. Navy pilots and other stakeholders to demonstrate the H135’s capabilities at the October fleet fly-in.

Equipped with the most advanced technologies available like 4-axis autopilot and One Engine Inoperable (OEI) training mode, the FAA Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Certified H135 provides future aviators with an ideal platform for training missions, a critical requirement for the Navy as it trains its pilots over water and in reduced visibility.

“As a twin-engine helicopter, the H135 provides a training environment most similar to the Navy’s warfighting rotorcraft fleet, creating opportunities for cost and operational efficiencies compared to a single-engine aircraft,” said Scott Tumpak, vice president of military programs at Airbus Helicopters, Inc.

With its maneuverability, cockpit visibility, advanced safety features, endurance, and best-value performance attributes, the H135 is the preeminent military training helicopter in the world. More than 130 units are providing training for military pilots in 13 countries, including Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan.

The H135 has executed over 300,000 military training flight hours. Globally, the H135 operates in more than 60 countries and has flown more than 4.8 million hours.

The H135 boasts the Airbus-developed, state-of-the-art Helionix avionics package designed by pilots specifically for helicopters. The H135’s advanced cockpit design improves pilots’ situational awareness while reducing workload, which enhances safety. The high-set main rotor and Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor contribute to improved operational safety.

Airbus produces the U.S. Army’s primary training helicopters, the twin-engine UH-72A Lakota. Since contract award in 2006, Airbus has delivered 431 Lakotas on time, on cost and on quality. Also, the Lakota is the primary trainer aircraft for the Navy’s Advanced Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Md.

The H135 trainers for the Navy will be produced at the company’s facility in Columbus, Miss., where the Lakota is manufactured. The Columbus workforce is comprised of more than 40 percent U.S. military veterans.

“A multi-mission and economical workhorse, the H135 is the right tool to support U.S. Navy initial pilot training. Airbus’ global success in delivering rotary wing training platforms is recognized worldwide,” Tumpak added.

About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

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Ariane 5 successfully launched from Kourou: BepiColombo is now on its long ‘braking path’ to Mercury



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  • Two missions in one will travel 8.5 billion kilometres through the inner solar system
  • Industrial consortium of 83 companies from 16 countries led by Airbus
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Kourou, 20 October 2018 – The European-Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury was successfully launched this morning, Saturday 20 October, at 03:45 am (CET) from the spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana) on an Ariane 5 launcher. The satellite built by Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) is now embarking on its long journey of some 8.5 billion kilometres through the inner solar system, reaching our solar system’s innermost planet in seven years.



After arrival in 2025, for the first time two space probes will simultaneously observe Mercury and its environment. Plans include using cameras to map the planet’s surface more precisely than ever before. Data collected from 16 scientific instruments will provide insights into the geological and chemical composition of the planet, along with its structure, the characteristics of its magnetic field and how it interacts with the solar wind.



“This very complex mission is the result of a truly inspiring international cooperation among 83 companies from 16 European countries and Japan”, said Nicolas Chamussy, Head of Space Systems. “This international effort, with Airbus teams from five countries, is the natural consequence of humanity's desire to discover more about this little known planet and the origins of our solar system. All great missions come with challenges: Airbus had to develop sophisticated thermal control solutions and even “special” solar arrays, capable of tilting 75 degrees away from the Sun to limit the temperature. Now its challenge is to complete the journey safely and deliver the science we're all waiting for."



The Ariane 5 launched ‘Bepi’ into space at ‘escape velocity’ – the speed required for an object to break free of the Earth’s gravitational pull. This will allow the space probe to enter a solar orbit similar to that of the Earth at speeds of around 120,000 km/h. During its journey to Mercury, BepiColombo will make several braking manoeuvres to adjust its orbit, allowing it to make a slow approach towards the planet.



In order to achieve this, the control centre – the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany – has plotted a sophisticated course through the inner solar system. It will apply the brakes just 60 days into the journey to reduce Bepi’s speed: an electric propulsion system and a total of nine planetary swing-bys (one of the Earth in April 2020, two of Venus and six of Mercury) will provide BepiColombo with the energy it requires. A maximum of two of the four xenon-propelled ion thrusters will be employed at any one time during the long journey; these will be used on more than 700 days in total, up to four months of which without interruption. The thrusters will be powered by two 1.8 x 14-metre solar arrays. The ion thrusters, a further chemical propulsion system and the solar arrays are located on the Mercury Transfer Module (MTM), the propulsion module for the interplanetary voyage to Mercury.



With the journey totalling some 8.5 billion kilometres – the equivalent of travelling from the Earth to Neptune and back again – Bepi will actually travel 38 times the maximum distance between the Earth and Mercury. After travelling for seven years and completing 18 orbits around the Sun, the MTM will be jettisoned in 2025. From that point onwards, the orbiters will power themselves using solar energy and their own propulsion system. The space probe will then swing into orbit around Mercury before each orbiter enters its own orbit and begins the actual scientific exploration of the planet.



About BepiColombo
BepiColombo is a joint project of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Space Agency (JAXA). As the prime industrial contractor, Airbus leads a consortium of 83 companies from 16 countries. ESA, JAXA and Airbus worked together to set the scientific objectives of the mission, a basis that was then used to develop the BepiColombo research satellite. The impressive space probe consists of four elements: ESA’s Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and JAXA’s Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO), the Sunshield and Interface Structure (MOSIF) for the MMO and the Mercury Transfer Module (MTM). BepiColombo is 6.4 metres high and weighs four tonnes. The mission is named after Italian mathematician and engineer Professor Giuseppe ‘Bepi’ Colombo (1920–1984), who was instrumental in the success of the Mariner 10 mission that flew by Mercury three times in 1974-75.




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Belgium chooses Lockheed's F-35 over Eurofighter: Belga | Article [AMP] | Reuters

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Can carbon fiber car panels double as energy storage materials?



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Carbon fiber as we know it is one of the most impressive materials in our toolkit. Its incredible lightness and strength has seen it take hold in everything from competitive cycling, to supercar design to cutting edge aircraft. But could it also play a role in energy storage? One team of scientists has been exploring the possibilities, and say that carefully engineered forms of the material do indeed boast the necessary electrochemical properties, raising some interesting possibilities for weight-saving vehicle design.

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Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmament

domingo, 21 de octubre de 2018

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says US President Trump's plan to withdraw from a key Cold War nuclear weapons treaty is a reversal of efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament. Mr Gorbachev - who signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with President Reagan in 1987 - que...

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Fast Friends: The World’s First Supersonic Business Jet Gets A New Engine - GE Reports

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European Space Talks: we need more space!

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Boeing signs EU Network Manifesto of U-space Demonstrators, an initiative launched by the European Commission

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NBAA-BACE Panel Imagines The Future Of Pilotless VTOL Urban Transport



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Industry Experts Believe That Future Is Closer Than Most Think Anyone who's ever dreamed of traveling above congested city streets may soon have their dreams realized, and possibly sooner than they may think. Electrically powered, pilotless, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft offer the potential to radically change urban transportation, and an overflow, standing-room-only session at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) took a closer look at this promising technology.
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Analyst: Commercial Aircraft To Replace Current Satellites



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Analyst: Commercial Aircraft To Replace Current Satellites // Aero-News Network
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Four Billion People Worldwide Still Have No Access To The Internet A more connected world makes the globe shrink. Increasingly people are gaining internet access at an exponential rate, and it is changing the way of life. Our devices are becoming progressively more connected through the IoT (Internet of things). But this is not some advanced technology that will affect only the first world. Internet access is becoming the standard rather than the exception, but this has not always been the case. Around the world, there are still 4 billion people without internet access.
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Imagining The Possibilities Of General Aviation In 2025



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Rene Nardi Looks To The Future At NBAA-BACE Since the basic designs of the most popular single-engine general aviation aircraft flying today are between 20 and 70 years old, the light piston-engine market segment is ripe for innovation, according to Rene Nardi, a 35-year aerospace veteran who is leading a team exploring the opportunities for revitalizing and expanding the market through the introduction of multiple advanced technologies.
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Get ready for a lot more facial recognition at the airport

jueves, 18 de octubre de 2018

The TSA knows our phones have made us more comfortable with biometric tech. Your face is poised to become an important document as you pass through an airport on your way to a flight. JetBlue already offers facial recognition as a way to demonstrate your identity when boarding a plane on routes s...

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Jeff Bezos to invest more than $1 bn in Blue Origin in 2019

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Boeing announces enhanced Integrated Material Solution capability at MRO Europe - Oct 17, 2018

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Boeing Launches New Organization to Unleash the Power of Advanced Computing and Networks in Aerospace - Oct 17, 2018

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FlightGlobal at NBAA 2018

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Study shows need for small UAS geofencing near busy airports

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Element One: An Electric, Hydrogen, Zero-Emissions Plane Set to Fly by 2025 | Inverse

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Electric VTOL Air-Taxi Service Lilium Eyes Launch Before 2025



AMSTERDAM--On-demand electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air-taxi service Lilium is expecting to launch "much sooner" than its 2025 estimate and is scouting possible downtown locations to start the service.

Munich-based Lilium, which was founded in 2015, is developing a five-seater eVTOL aircraft that will travel at up to 300km per hour, with a range of up to 300km on a single battery charge.

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MROE: Electric VTOL Air-Taxi Service Eyes Pre-2025 Launch

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Corrosion and cracking led to Qantas A380 engine shutdown



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An in-flight engine shutdown involving a Qantas Airbus A380 on 20 May 2017 has been traced back to cracking caused by corrosion resulting from cleaning chemical residues in one of its Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.
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Airbus outlines aggressive Skywise growth target



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Airbus plans to approximately triple the fleet covered by its digital services platform Skywise by the end of 2019.
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Baker Aviation Introduces Proactive Solution To Lithium Battery Containment



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HOT-STOP 'L' Is A New Off-Shore Helicopter Stowage Fire Containment Option Baker Aviation, the Master Distributor for the HOT-STOP 'L' Fire Containment Kits, has introduced a new proactive fire containment solution for the off-shore helicopter industry that is used as a storage vessel during transport to and from drilling rigs. 

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US$4,950 now gets you a chance to fly a jetpack

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NASA Searches for Urban Mobility Partners for Grand Challenge in 2020 - Rotor & Wing International

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"An 2" based cargo UAV made its 1st test flight

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Safran Unveils An Electric Motor From Its ENGINeUS Range

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Designed For Future Hybrid And Electric Aircraft Safran is presenting the first electric motor from its ENGINeUS range designed for future hybrid and electric aircraft, at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Florida.
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Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years

martes, 16 de octubre de 2018

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Trump signs FAA Reauthorization Act containing key UAS measures

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Airbus, Delta partner on Skywise predictive maintenance

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Boeing expected to lay out new contract terms for suppliers

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Virgin Atlantic’s First Flight Powered By Jet Fuel Made From Industrial Pollution

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Aerion's supersonic business jet to meet U.S. noise standards | Article [AMP] | Reuters

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Northrop Grumman and Airbus Finalize Agreement on “Wing of Tomorrow” Program | Northrop Grumman

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EASA paves the way to enable safe air travel of urban air mobility and air taxi aircraft | EASA

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Rescue parachutes for drones to be unveiled in Frankfurt

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Austrian company Drone Rescue will demonstrate new parachutes for multicopter drones to bring them down to Earth safely should they hit trouble. As well as seeing the drone safely down, it's hoped the chutes will prevent people being hurt as drones become more widespread.

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F-16 Completely Destroyed By Another F-16 After Mechanic Accidentally Fires Cannon On The Ground In Belgium

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Bizarre F-16's "ground-to-ground" kill injures two. It's the second accidental aerial weapon discharge in Europe this year. A Belgian Air Force F-16 has been destroyed and another aircraft damaged when the M61A1 Vulcan 20mm cannon on board a third F-16 was accidentally fired on the ground by maintenance personnel at Florennes Air Base in the […]
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Lockheed lands low-profile launch customer for LM-100J



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Pallas Aviation, a company apparently so low profile it lacks a website, will be launch operator of Lockheed Martin's LM-100J civilian airlifter in 2019, says Lockheed.
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The US Army integrates DeepStrike | The Zephyr is being eyed by US Futures Command | “S-300 is not a match F-35i”, claims Israeli official

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China says its H-20 nuclear stealth bomber is about to hit the skies — and it could be a game changer in the South China Sea | Business Insider

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US military grounds entire fleet of F-35s in wake of crash - ABC News

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Tecnam Delivers First Trainer To Hellenic Air Force



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First Of 12 P2002JF Airplanes On Order With The HAF Tecnam has delivered of the first Tecnam P2002JF aircraft to Hellenic Air Force (HAF). The aircraft was welcomed at the home of Hellenic Air Force Academy at Tatoi/Dekelia (Athens) Air Base by the General Staff of the Hellenic Air Force, in the presence of John Gkontikoulis, the Commander of the HAFA.
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NASA Voyager 2 Could Be Nearing Interstellar Space



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Has Traveled Just Under 11 Billion Miles Since 1977 Launch NASA's Voyager 2 probe, currently on a journey toward interstellar space, has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system. Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is a little less than 11 billion miles from Earth, or more than 118 times the distance from Earth to the Sun.
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NASA mulls ISS future as Soyuz abort investigation begins

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Russia's rocket failure could leave the ISS without a crew

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were headed to the International Space Station Thursday morning when the Soyuz rocket carrying them malfunctioned, triggering an abort sequence that sent them on a harrowing but safe journey to the ground. Hague, a NASA astronaut, wa...

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Ethanol is renewable, but that doesn't mean it's good for us

Trump's ethanol plan would be good for farmers, terrible for your lungs. The Trump administration wants to increase the amount of ethanol in gasoline, a move that could assuage farmers hit by tariffs on soybeans resulting from the President's trade war with China, but add to summertime smog from ...

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Voyager 2 is almost outside the sun's protective bubble

martes, 9 de octubre de 2018

It follows its predecessor toward where no other (active) spacecraft has gone before. Space is vast, but it's not entirely empty. Take a closer look, and you'll find that even the gulfs between stars are threaded with speeding particles, survivors of ancient, cataclysmic events that launched them...

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The US Army is requesting a new TOW engine | SB-1 Defiant will soon make its maiden flight | Chinese UAVs are popular in the Middle-East



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MultiGP Drone Racing League, DRL To Host First Ever Drone Racing Championship



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MultiGP Drone Racing League, DRL To Host First Ever Drone Racing Championship // Aero-News Network
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Will Be Held In Conjunction With The Swatch Tryouts eSports Tournament The 2018 MultiGP Drone Racing Championship and 2019 DRL Swatch Tryouts eSports Tournament will be held together in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend of February 8-10, 2019. The competitions merge real-life drone racing with an eSport drone racing tournament with the best pilots in the world meeting to compete. For the first time ever, the winner of the MultiGP Drone Racing Championship will be offered a contract for the upcoming 2019 DRL season, airing on ESPN.
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