FAA approves registration number for Boeing MQ-25 prototype

jueves, 4 de enero de 2018



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FAA approves registration number for Boeing MQ-25 prototype // Military news
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/faa-approves-registration-number-for-boeing-mq-25-pr-444627/

Boeing has received a US aircraft registration for the newly-unveiled demonstrator at the heart of its bid to make up to 72 MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based unmanned tankers for the US Navy, the company confirms to FlightGlobal.
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As much as we love to hate air travel, flying is safer than ever



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As much as we love to hate air travel, flying is safer than ever // Dallas News | airlines
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2018/01/04/much-love-hate-air-travel-flying-safer-ever


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Boeing Still Working To Repair Major KC-46 Defects



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Boeing Still Working To Repair Major KC-46 Defects // AviationWeek.com Commercial Aviation Channel
http://aviationweek.com/awindefense/boeing-still-working-repair-major-kc-46-defects

Boeing is still working to fix three deficiencies related to the refueling process of the KC-46 that must be resolved before the tanker can enter service.

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Airbus To Reduce A400M Production Rate



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Airbus To Reduce A400M Production Rate // AviationWeek.com Commercial Aviation Channel
http://aviationweek.com/awindefense/airbus-reduce-a400m-production-rate

Airbus will cut the production rate for its A400M airlifter to ensure what it calls a "sustainable future" for the aircraft.

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British astronaut Helen Sharman recognised in New Year’s honours

Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, has been recognised in the New Year's honours. She joins the Order of St Michael and St George.

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A science news preview of 2018

From next steps in the commercial space revolution to a rocket-powered supercar, there's much to look forward to in 2018. BBC News looks ahead to some of the biggest science and environment stories coming this year. World in motion 2018 will see a raft of space missions that highlight the interna...

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Meltdown and Spectre: ‘worst CPU bugs ever found’ affect virtually all computers

Everything from smartphones and PCs to cloud computing affected by major security flaw found in Intel and other processors – and fix could slow devices Serious security flaws that could let attackers steal sensitive data, including passwords and banking information, have been found in processors ...

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Workhorse receives FAA certification for test flights of SureFly - Vertical Magazine

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Game Over For The Airbus A380

Airbus might close down A380 program if it fails to secure Emirates order. Airbus A380 business case hinges on long-term scenarios. Emirates looking for production guarantees as it wants the A380 to …

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Why have all airlines started to retire their B747?

As for passengers, the Boeing 777 is beating out the A380 and the 747–8i. It is all about carrying the correct number of passengers over long routes in a very cost-effective manner and the several …

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2017 Was Safest Year in Aviation History

The absence of major air disasters in 2017 reflects a continuous improvement in air security, but the goal of zero total accidents remains a challenge in a sky jammed with aircraft, according to a …

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Australia's first electric 2seater airplane takes to the skies of Perth, with Rottnest in its sights

Australia's first electric aircraft has begun test flights at Perth's Jandakot Airport, amid hopes the plane will be flying to nearby Rottnest Island within months. The two-seater single-engine …

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NASA straps a new space debris sensor onto the ISS

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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket stands tall on the launchpad

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A-D variant Hornets scheduled for maintenance | RAF No. 12 squadron to train Qatari Eurofighter crews | Wing Loong II hits new strike record

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India cancels Spike missile buy ahead of Bibi’s visit | Norway suspends UAE arms sales over Yemen War | Scorpion jet integrated with US AFRL AgilePod

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New Autonomous Flight Technology Means Rapid Resupply For Marines

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Piaggio Aerospace Approves Five-Year Industrial Plan

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Boeing receives $17.5M for engineering support for KC-135



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Boeing receives $17.5M for engineering support for KC-135 // Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Boeing_receives_175M_for_engineering_support_for_KC-135_999.html

Washington (UPI) Jan 2, 2018
Boeing has been awarded a $17.5 million contract by the U.S. Air Force for engineering sustainment on the C/KC-135 Stratotanker, a military aerial refueling aircraft. The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, comes under a firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract that is a modification to a previously awarded contract tapping Boeing to provide engineering sustain
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AeroVironment revives Global Observer with new joint venture



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AeroVironment revives Global Observer with new joint venture // Military news
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aerovironment-revives-global-observer-with-new-joint-444597/

AeroVironment will team up with the Japan-based SoftBank Corporation to develop a solar-powered high-altitude long-endurance unmanned air vehicle for commercial operations, the company announced this week.
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Workhorse to spin-off electric passenger helicopter drone



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Workhorse to spin-off electric passenger helicopter drone // The UAS Magazine
http://theuasmagazine.com/articles/1798/workhorse-to-spin-off-electric-passenger-helicopter-drone

Attendees of this year's Consumer Electronic Show held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, will have the chance to witness the first experimental flight of the SureFlyTM electric hybrid helicopter. In December, a spin-off plan was announced.
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Ballard, Insitu partner on UAS fuel cell propulsion system



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Ballard, Insitu partner on UAS fuel cell propulsion system // The UAS Magazine
http://theuasmagazine.com/articles/1799/ballard-insitu-partner-on-uas-fuel-cell-propulsion-system

Ballard Power Systems and Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary, recently signed a contract to integrate a next-generation fuel cell propulsion system into the ScanEagle fixed-wing UAS. The new fuel cells increase power with little increase in size or weight.
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DroneGun a countermeasure to drone terror attacks



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DroneGun a countermeasure to drone terror attacks // The UAS Magazine
http://theuasmagazine.com/articles/1802/dronegun-a-countermeasure-to-drone-terror-attacks

DroneShield CEO Oleg Vornik sees the use of drones as a terror weapon as a growing threat. Military and security organizations around the world see the company's DroneGun as an effective countermeasure to the potential threat.
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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation's tough 2017 - Leeham News and Comment

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United Aircraft's and COMAC's eventful year - Leeham News and Comment

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NMA market sector is small, Airbus’ Leahy says - Leeham News and Comment

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AeroVironment, SoftBank Form Solar Stratospheric UAV Venture



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AeroVironment, SoftBank Form Solar Stratospheric UAV Venture // AviationWeek.com Commercial Aviation Channel
http://aviationweek.com/awindefense/aerovironment-softbank-form-solar-stratospheric-uav-venture

AeroVironment has formed a joint venture with Japanese telecommunications provider SoftBank to develop "high-altitude pseudo-satellites," or HAPS.

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Refurbish Over Retire Trend A Medium-Term Prospect



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Refurbish Over Retire Trend A Medium-Term Prospect // AviationWeek.com Commercial Aviation Channel
http://aviationweek.com/%5Bprimary-term%5D/refurbish-over-retire-trend-medium-term-prospect

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Airlines' penchant for refurbishing aircraft instead of phasing them out of their fleets will continue in the medium-term, a Middle Eastern MRO executive predicts.

Mansoor Janahi, deputy CEO, Turbine Services and Solutions (TS&S), says the trend for taking the refurbishment over retirement route will continue due to a number of factors.

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