Airbus halts some deliveries, tests after engine snag: sources

lunes, 12 de febrero de 2018

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-engine/airbus-halts-some-deliveries-tests-after-engine-snag-sources-idUSKBN1FU0CB

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Boeing 787 orders, cancellations, deliveries & backlog through 2017

https://theblogbyjavier.com/2018/02/12/boeing-787-orders-cancellations-deliveries-backlog-through-2017/

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Munich Public Prosecutor ends Eurofighter Austria investigation



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  • Resolution of legacy compliance cases continues
  • Administrative penalty notice recognises full cooperation with authorities and major efforts by Airbus to foster compliance processes and organisation since 2012

The investigation of Airbus Defence and Space GmbH by the Munich Public Prosecutor (Staatsanwaltschaft München I) related to the sale of Eurofighter aircraft to the Republic of Austria in 2003 has been terminated. The result of the investigation by the Munich Public Prosecutor, which had been ongoing since 2012, did not confirm the allegations of bribery.


In order to conclude the investigation, the Munich Public Prosecutor has issued an administrative penalty notice against Airbus Defence and Space GmbH under the German Act on Administrative Misdemeanours (“Ordnungswidrigkeitengesetz”) amounting to € 81.25 million. The total amount comprises an administrative fine of € 250,000 and a disgorgement of € 81 million. Airbus Defence and Space GmbH has accepted this notice.

The notice is based on the allegation of a negligent breach of supervisory duties of non-identified members of Airbus Defence and Space GmbH’s former management. The notice alleges that certain former management negligently failed to ensure proper internal controls that would have prevented employees from making payments to business partners without proven documented services in exchange.


On the other hand, the notice explicitly recognizes the major efforts undertaken by Airbus and its management since 2012, which have resulted in a new Compliance culture and a serious Compliance programme.
Since the beginning of the investigation, Airbus has fully cooperated with the Munich Public Prosecutor. This included the provision of an independent fact finding report of the law firm Clifford Chance, which Airbus shared with the Munich Public Prosecutor in 2014.

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Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s



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Aircraft of choice to continue airline’s successful growth

Emirates and Airbus firmed up an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and signed a contract for the 20 additional A380s with a further 16 options to be confirmed at a later date. The total agreement for 36 aircraft is valued at US$16 bn based on latest list prices. Deliveries are to start as early as 2020.


The agreement was signed at the World Government Summit by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group; and Mikail Houari, Airbus President for Africa and Middle East. HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France were also present.


HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group said: “This agreement underscores our commitment to the A380 programme, providing stability to the A380 production line and supporting thousands of high-value jobs across the aviation supply chain. For Emirates, the A380 has been a successful aircraft for our customers, our operations, and our brand. We look forward to continue working with Airbus to further enhance the aircraft and onboard product.”

“We thank Emirates, HH Sheikh Ahmed, Tim Clark and Adel Al-Redha for their continued confidence in the A380, which has so successfully transformed air travel in the 21st century,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President Commercial Aircraft and Chief Operating Officer. “This latest agreement further demonstrates the strength of our valued partnership with Emirates in support of their impressive growth.”

The A380 is an essential part of the solution to sustainable air traffic growth, alleviating congestion at busy airports by transporting more passengers with fewer flights. The aircraft is the best way to capture growing world air traffic, which doubles every 15 years. The flagship airliner can accommodate 575 passengers in 4 classes and offers a range of 8,200 nautical miles (15,200 kilometres).

The double-decker has become the passenger’s favourite resulting in higher load factors wherever it flies. The A380 is the world’s roomiest aircraft, offering the widest seats, wide aisles and more floor space. The A380 has the unique capability to generate revenue, stimulate traffic and attract passengers, who can now specifically select the A380 when booking a flight via the innovative iflyA380.com web site and the new IOS app.
To date more than 200 million passengers have already enjoyed the unique comfort of flying on board an A380. Every two minutes an A380 either takes off or lands at some of the 240 airports around the world, ready to welcome this magnificent aircraft. To date, 222 A380s have been delivered to 13 Airlines.

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Falcon Heavy is Not Only a Revolution in Space Travel, But Also in Aerospace Media

https://theaviationist.com/2018/02/09/falcon-heavy-is-not-only-a-revolution-in-space-travel-but-also-in-aerospace-media/

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[video] Boeing 777X folding wingtips

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Subaru Corporation Completes First Boeing 777X Center Wing Section



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Tokyo, February 9, 2018 – Subaru Corporation today announced that its Aerospace Company completed the production of the Center Wing Section*1 and its integration with the Main Landing Gear Wheel Wells at its Handa Plant (Handa City, Aichi Prefecture) as the first Boeing 777X Center Wing work package.

Subaru manufactures center wing boxes for Boeing 777, large-size twin-engine commercial aircraft, and Boeing 787, mid-size commercial aircraft, as well as center wing boxes for maritime patrol aircraft (P-1) and cargo transport aircraft (C-2) for Japan Ministry of Defense at its Handa Plant. The first delivery of the 777X Center Wing work package, from a manufacturing complex for center wing boxes that has no parallel in the world, marked a significant milestone at Subaru.

To celebrate the milestone, Subaru held a delivery ceremony at Handa Plant on February 9, 2018 with the attendance of honored guests including Boeing representatives Mr. Eric Lindblad, Vice President & General Manager 777X Program, and Mr. Jason Clark, 777/777X Vice President, Operations, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, Aichi Prefectural Government, Japan Aircraft Development Corporation and other organizations.

The first delivery of the 777X airplane to an airline customer is scheduled in 2020 according to Boeing.

Subaru has been participating in the 777X program since its initial design development phase, and is newly responsible for side-of-body section, in addition to center wing box, integration of the center wing section with the main landing gear wheel wells, main landing gear doors, and wing-to-body fairings (forward) as with the existing 777.

In addition to the manufacture of completed aircrafts, Subaru has expertise in the development and manufacture of center wing boxes and wings as one of its core businesses. Subaru will continue to strive to further enhance its technologies, and expand its business at Handa Plant as a base of manufacturing complex of center wing boxes, with trust of customers and partnering together with domestic partners.

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Draft documents reveal USAF plans for more A-10 upgrades



The US Air Force has released draft acquisition documents showing plans to buy up to 116 new wing sets for the Fairchild Republic A-10 fleet that call for reviving production after March 2019 with a new contractor. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/draft-documents-reveal-usaf-plans-for-more-a-10-upgr-445784/

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London City Airport shut as WW2 bomb found in Thames

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-43027472

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Singapore Air Show 2018 - Day 3 and Summary

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/singapore-air-show-2018-day-3-and-summary/

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[video] Intel Drone Light Show Breaks Guinness World Records Title at Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018












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Intel Takes Entertainment to New Heights with Spectacular Drone Performance during the Opening Ceremony


  • 1,218 Intel® Shooting Star™ drones lit up the sky for the PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony, setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most drones flown simultaneously.
  • Advanced Intel drone technology will enhance the Olympic Games through 2024.


PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA, Feb. 9, 2018 – 1,218 Intel® Shooting Star™ drones made history for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony with the Winter Olympics’ first-ever drone light show that also set a Guinness World Records* title for the “most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously.” The world record flight was prerecorded for the event.

Kicking off the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, viewers from around the globe were treated to a record-breaking light show during the opening ceremony that surpassed Intel’s previous record of 500 drones flown simultaneously in Germany in 2016. Intel designed and developed custom animations for the opening ceremony and nightly victory ceremony performances, which include animations of different sports and various Olympic-related logos including the formation of the iconic Olympic rings.




“The Olympics are a time when the sports and entertainment industries are buzzing with record-setting performances, so it was the perfect stage for Intel Shooting Star drones and our team to set their own kind of record,” said Natalie Cheung, general manager of Intel’s drone light show team.



“It’s been exciting for us to partner with Intel on the Winter Olympics, as they continue to push the limits with their advanced drone light show technologies,” said Sam Prosser, commercial director EMEA APAC Guinness World Records. “From flying 100 drones simultaneously in 2015, to 500 drones in 2016, and now more than 1,000 drones – the sky is the limit with entertaining through Intel drone light shows.”

Following the PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony, Intel ran a 30-second ad spot featuring the power of Intel Shooting Star drones and their unique entertainment possibilities.



As a member of “The Olympic Partner” (TOP) worldwide sponsorship program, Intel is helping to transform the fan experience by creating immersive opportunities for viewers to be a part of the Olympic Games.

The Intel Shooting Star drones are a type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specifically designed for entertainment purposes, equipped with LED lights that can create countless color combinations and easily be programmed for any animation. The fleet of drones is controlled by one pilot.

“We are honored to have Intel drones playing several roles at the Olympic Games,” said Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel Drone Group. “Not unlike the athletes competing in the events, we continue to push to innovate and develop the drone technologies that inspire people all over the world.”

For full details on Intel Shooting Star drones, visit the drone show fact sheet. For more information on Intel’s TOP worldwide sponsorship, visit the company’s Olympic Games news portal, which includes an interactive map of Intel’s activities in PyeongChang. For all other details regarding the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, visit www.olympic.org.

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Crash: Saratov A148 at Moscow on Feb 11th 2018, lost height after departure

A Saratov Airlines Antonov AN-148-100, registration RA-61704 performing flight 6W-703 from Moscow Domodedovo to Orsk (Russia) with 65 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Moscow's runway 14R when the aircraft reached a maximum altitude of 6000 feet then descended again and disappeared from radar at about 14:28L (11:28Z). The aircraft was subsequently found crashed … continue reading: http://avherald.com/h?article=4b4cb236&opt=0

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