RETROSPECTIVE: How the press missed the Comet’s maiden flight

martes, 30 de julio de 2019

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A Boeing air taxi prototype crashed last month. That might be a good thing.

lunes, 29 de julio de 2019

In the future, there is a chance that you'll be able to catch a ride on a small flying machine around a city. Uber, for one, has a vision in which ride-hailing options expand to the skies, through its Elevate project. The craft in scenarios like this one aren't airplanes, nor are they helicopters...

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China launches first private rocket capable of carrying satellites

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Boeing warns of production reduction, complete shut down of MAX if return to service delayed beyond 4th quarter

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Unique Aircraft Spotted at the Oshkosh Airshow 2019

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Innovative Aircraft at EAA AirVenture 2019

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OPINION: Max costs keep rising but airlines have few options

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Canada launches contest to build new fighter jet; first delivery in 2025

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Boeing Warns of More Max Rate Cuts, Possible Line Shutdown

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Airbus Displays Vahana eVTOL Demonstrator at AirVenture

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NPKB Unveils Alternative Carrier Design for Russian Navy

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Pipistrel Aircraft 'Electri-Flies' Oshkosh -- Again!!!

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Attempted hoverboard flight across the English Channel comes to a watery end

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Augmented reality display debuts at Oshkosh

lunes, 22 de julio de 2019

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Electric cars 'will not solve transport problem,' report warns

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EXCLUSIVE: Airbus UK reveals future green airliner vision

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/exclusive-airbus-uk-reveals-future-green-airliner-vision/

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White House says Turkey’s involvement in F-35 program ‘impossible’

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Ampaire To Open Order Book for Hybrid-electric Airplane

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Turkey Removed from F-35 Program

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UK Reveals High-Tech Programs in Air, Space and Propulsion

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Bye Aerospace's two-seater electric flyer gets more powerful motor

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Hyperloop hits record speeds at SpaceX's 2019 Pod competition

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Short hops, clear air and the sweet spot for electric aircraft

martes, 16 de julio de 2019

https://newatlas.com/short-hops-clear-air-electric-aviation/60379/

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EASA And DGAC Of Mexico Formalize Partnership In Aviation Safety

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=7e0e0340-c515-4afc-96b8-f14d4a8fd142

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Space X's UPDATE: IN-FLIGHT ABORT STATIC FIRE TEST ANOMALY INVESTIGATION

https://www.spacex.com/news/2019/07/15/update-flight-abort-static-fire-anomaly-investigation

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Enabling Martian habitability with silica aerogel via the solid-state greenhouse effect



Abstract


The low temperatures1,2 and high ultraviolet radiation levels3 at the surface of Mars today currently preclude the survival of life anywhere except perhaps in limited subsurface niches4. Several ideas for making the Martian surface more habitable have been put forward5,6,7,8, but they all involve massive environmental modification that will be well beyond human capability for the foreseeable future9. Here, we present a new approach to this problem. We show that widespread regions of the surface of Mars could be made habitable to photosynthetic life in the future via a solid-state analogue to Earth’s atmospheric greenhouse effect. Specifically, we demonstrate via experiments and modelling that under Martian environmental conditions, a 2–3 cm-thick layer of silica aerogel will simultaneously transmit sufficient visible light for photosynthesis, block hazardous ultraviolet radiation and raise temperatures underneath it permanently to above the melting point of water, without the need for any internal heat source. Placing silica aerogel shields over sufficiently ice-rich regions of the Martian surface could therefore allow photosynthetic life to survive there with minimal subsequent intervention. This regional approach to making Mars habitable is much more achievable than global atmospheric modification. In addition, it can be developed systematically, starting from minimal resources, and can be further tested in extreme environments on Earth today.



ful text: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-019-0813-0

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[video] Boeing T-X Begins EMD Flight Tests

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Next Steps For Using Additive Manufacturing For Repairs

https://www.mro-network.com/emerging-technology/next-steps-using-additive-manufacturing-repairs

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Cracks Trigger A380 Wing-spar Inspections

https://www.mro-network.com/maintenance-repair-overhaul/cracks-trigger-a380-wing-spar-inspections

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Portugal announces Firm Order for the Multi-Mission Airlift KC-390



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The Portuguese Government announced today a firm order of five multi-mission airlifters Embraer KC-390 as part of the process to modernize Portuguese Air Force capacities to support national Armed Forces operations and increase readiness in missions of public interest. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2023. The KC-390 is designed to set new standards for efficiency and productivity in its category while presenting the lowest life-cycle cost of the market. The aircraft can perform different types of military and civilian missions including humanitarian support, medical evacuation, search and rescue and firefighting, while fully meeting the requirements of the Portuguese Air Force, adding new superior cargo and troops transport, aerial delivery and aerial refueling capabilities. “Today is a historic day for the KC-390 Program and I want to thank those who have contributed to the project. This is a very important step to consolidate the aircraft which we believe will become another success for Embraer. The Portuguese KC-390 will meet new interoperability requirements, in the areas of secure navigation, data and voice transmission that will allow the KC-390 to integrate joint operations in multinational alliances in which Portugal is integrated. These requirements, developed in partnership with the Portuguese Air Force, will enable the KC-390 to meet the needs of many other nations around the world.” said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security. “The industrial partnership between Portugal and Embraer contributes to the development of engineering and the Portuguese aeronautics industry, representing more than 300 million euros in exports each year and thousands of highly skilled jobs.” Portugal is the largest international partner of the KC-390 Program and its participation in the development and production of the aircraft is recognized as having had a positive economic impact in the generation of jobs, new investments, increased exports and technological advances. The KC-390 has received its Civil Certification from the Brazilian National Aviation Agency (ANAC) in 2018 and is now in full serial production. Entry into service is expected to occur in the 3rd quarter of 2019 with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), with follow on deliveries to occur throughout the year.

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First Boeing P-8A Poseidon for United Kingdom takes flight



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The first Boeing [NYSE: BA] P-8A Poseidon for the United Kingdom Royal Air Force (RAF) took off from Renton, Wash. at 10:00 a.m. Pacific on July 12, marking the first flight of this inaugural UK P-8A.

During the 90 minute flight key testing took place before the aircraft touched down and moved to the next phase of preparation before customer delivery, installation of military systems.

UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Royal Air Force personnel, along with Boeing P-8 program leaders, were on hand to witness the takeoff and landing of the recently painted aircraft, number ZP801.

“This is a great milestone in the UK P-8A Poseidon’s journey to the UK, as we are one step closer to its arrival in Scotland,” said Air Commodore Richard Barrow, the senior responsible owner for the UK’s P-8A program. “The platform will enhance the UK’s maritime patrol capability with advanced, state-of-the-art technology.”

The RAF P-8A Poseidon fleet will support maritime surveillance, anti-submarine warfare and anti-ship warfare for the UK, and will increase protection of the UK’s nuclear deterrent and Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

The first of nine P-8As ordered by the UK now moves to the P-8 Installation and Checkout facility in Tukwila, Wash., where mission systems are installed and further testing happens before final delivery to the customer later this year. When the aircraft is delivered it will first fly to U.S. Naval Air Station Jacksonville for additional preparation and training by UK personnel before flying home to the UK. The RAF will take delivery of ZP801 later this year and it will move to the UK in early 2020.

The United Kingdom is one of six international customers for the P-8A Poseidon. As a direct commercial sale, India has received eight of the P-8I variant to date with four more in production. The U.S. Navy is on contract to receive 111 with the potential for additional quantities based on the fleet’s needs. As a cooperative partner with the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Program Office, Australia began receiving their P-8A aircraft in 2016 with eight delivered and four more in production; Norway will begin receiving their five P-8As in 2022; both New Zealand and South Korea have signed agreements with the U.S. Navy to purchase four and six aircraft respectively.

For more information on Defense, Space & Security, visit www.boeing.com. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense and @BoeingSpace.

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Airlines Cut Airbus A340 Takeoff Length With Maths – Simple Flying

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UK MOD to develop cutting-edge laser and radio frequency weapons

jueves, 11 de julio de 2019



Press release

The Ministry of Defence is developing cutting-edge laser and radio frequency weapons which have the potential to revolutionise the battlefield.



The state-of-the-art weapons systems, known as Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), are powered solely by electricity and operate without ammunition.

The systems could be fuelled by a vehicle’s engine or a generator, significantly reducing their operating costs and providing unprecedented flexibility on the frontline.

In a Prior Information Notice (PIN) published this week, the MOD announced it is seeking to develop three new DEW demonstrators to explore the potential of the technology and accelerate its introduction onto the battlefield.

The laser weapons systems deploy high energy light beams to target and destroy enemy drones and missiles. Radio Frequency weapons are designed to disrupt and disable enemy computers and electronics.

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt said:
Laser and Radio Frequency technologies have the potential to revolutionise the battlefield by offering powerful and cost-effective weapons systems to our Armed Forces.
This significant investment demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our Armed Forces operate at the forefront of military technology.



The new systems are expected to be trialled in 2023 on Royal Navy ships and Army vehicles but, once developed, both technologies could be operated by all three services. The Armed Forces will use these exercises to get a better understanding of DEW, test the systems to their limits and assess how they could be integrated with existing platforms.

The MOD aims to invest up to £130m in this package of Directed Energy Weapons, including the construction of the demonstrators, the creation of a new Joint Programme Office and the recruitment of personnel to manage the programme.

These demonstrators are part of the MOD’s “Novel Weapons Programme” which is responsible for the trial and implementation of innovative weapons systems to ensure the UK remains a world leader in military technology. They are expected to reach the frontline within 10 years.

The MOD already has plans for initial trials of laser weapons systems, with the Dragonfire demonstrator commissioned by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory to be tested later this year.

The Dragonfire represents a world-first in laser weapons technology, combining multiple laser beams to produce a weapons system that is more powerful than its predecessors and resistant to the most challenging environmental conditions.

The MOD also has over 30 years’ experience in Radio Frequency DEW, during which time the UK has become a world leader in developing new power generation technologies and a global hub for the performance testing and evaluation of these systems.

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Virgin Orbit launches a rocket from 747 for the first time

https://virginorbit.com/wait-for-the-drop/

https://newatlas.com/virgin-orbit-rocket-747-first-release/60528/

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KUOW - SPEEA engineer breaks silence on Boeing's MAX 737. Read this letter

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Shapeshifting supersonic airliner

miércoles, 10 de julio de 2019

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Embraer’s “TechLion” E195-E2 Visits China, Kicking off the First Stop of its Global Demonstration Tour



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Following its successful debut at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, Embraer’s newest Profit Hunter – the E195-E2 showcasing a stunning “TechLion” livery that covers the entire aircraft’s fuselage – will now begin its global demo tour. The first stop will be Xiamen, China, on July 8th, followed by several stops within China and Asia Pacific during the months of July and August. At each stop, Embraer will show the aircraft’s efficiency and quiet cabin. The E195-E2 is the largest of the three aircraft in the E-Jets E2 family. “We are delighted to start the global demo tour of the E195-E2, the biggest aircraft ever developed by Embraer, with our Chinese customers,” said John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Airlines will love the E2’s exceptional economics and efficiency, greater operational flexibility and unmatched passenger comfort. As the most efficient single-aisle jet in the market, the E195-E2 is the ideal aircraft for growing regional business and complementing existing low-cost and mainline fleets.” “In 2018, the passenger volume of China Civil Aviation continued to grow at a double-digit rate, a 10.9% year-over-year increase. With the emergence of local requirements from second and third-tier cities, China has introduced a series of favorable policies to support the development of regional aviation. This will create great market potential for aircraft with up to 150 seats,” said Guan Dongyuan, Senior Vice President of Embraer and President of Embraer China. “We’re proud to keep pace with the growing industry, leading the regional market here with a nearly 70% share. Today, eight airlines operate 105 Embraer commercial aircraft in Greater China and Mongolia, which laid a solid foundation for adding the E2s to the market.” In November 2018, the E190-E2 traveled almost half of China and successfully completed the demo tour by flying to 11 cities (including Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia) in 20 days. The aircraft returned in May of this year and flew from Xining to Yushu Batang Airport, which sits at an elevation of 3,950 meters above sea level. “This time, we will bring the eye-catching ‘TechLion’ E195-E2 to give our customers here a firsthand look at its advanced technology features, e-enabled systems and Embraer-exclusive staggered seating layout in business class,” said Guo Qing, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for China, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The E195-E2 can achieve competitive costs per seat like larger narrow body aircraft but with significantly lower costs per trip, which will enable carriers, especially low-cost carriers to explore additional secondary markets, further expanding network connectivity and bringing social benefits to the general public.” In April, the E195-E2 received type certification simultaneously from three major world regulatory authorities – ANAC (the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency), the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). The airplane will enter service with Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. in the second half of 2019. Spanish airline Binter will also receive its E195-E2 later this year. The E195-E2 is the most environmentally friendly aircraft in its class. It has the lowest levels of external noise and emissions. The cumulative margin to ICAO Stage IV noise limit ranges from 19 to 20 EPNdB, 4.0 EPNdB better than its direct competitor. E195-E2 performance targets were to be similar to the E195 yet it carries more payload and burns 25.4% less fuel per seat. Its maximum range is 2,600 nautical miles (4,815 km) with a full passenger load, 600 nm more than the E195, and has three additional seat rows. Airlines may choose to configure the cabin in two classes with 120 seats or a single class with up to 146 seats. Like the E190-E2, the E195-E2 has the longest maintenance intervals in the single-aisle jet category – 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit for typical E-Jet operations. This means an additional 15 days of aircraft utilization over a period of ten years compared to current generation E-Jets. Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft up to 150 seats with more than 100 customers from all over the world. For the E-Jets program alone, Embraer has logged more than 1,800 orders and 1,500 aircraft have been delivered. Today, E-Jets are flying in the fleet of 75 customers in 50 countries. The versatile 70 to 150-seat family is flying with low-cost airlines as well as with regional and mainline carriers.

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Cracking open the sound barrier - AOPA

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EASA pinpoints new Boeing 737 MAX problem

lunes, 8 de julio de 2019

https://www.aerotime.aero/clement.charpentreau/22812-easa-pinpoints-new-boeing-737-max-problem?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

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First Royal Canadian Air Force C295 makes maiden flight







https://youtu.be/MoqEgl7n3Bk



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he first Airbus C295, purchased by the Government of Canada for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement (FWSAR) program, has completed its maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards delivery by the end of 2019 to begin operational testing by the RCAF. The aircraft, designated CC-295 for the Canadian customer, took off from Seville, Spain, on 4 July at 20:20 local time (GMT+1) and landed back on site one hour and 27 minutes later.



The photo above shows the first RCAF C295 during its maiden flight.



FWSAR program facts and figures



The contract, awarded in December 2016, includes 16 C295 aircraft and all In-Service Support elements including, training and engineering services, the construction of a new Training Centre in Comox, British Columbia, and maintenance and support services.



The aircraft will be based where search and rescue squadrons are currently located: Comox, British Columbia; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Trenton, Ontario; and Greenwood, Nova Scotia.



Considerable progress has been made since the FWSAR program was announced two and a half years ago: the first aircraft will now begin flight testing; another five aircraft are in various stages of assembly; and seven simulator and training devices are in various testing stages.



In addition, the first RCAF crews will begin training in late summer 2019 at Airbus’ International Training Centre in Seville, Spain.



The FWSAR program is supporting some $2.5 billion (CAD) in Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) to Canada, through high-value, long-term partnerships with Canadian industry.



As of January 2019, 86 percent of key Canadian In-Service Support (ISS) tasks have been performed in-country by Canadian companies in relation to establishing the FWSAR ISS system. Airbus is thus on track in providing high value work to Canadian industry and has demonstrated a successful start to the development and transfer of capability to Canadian enterprises for the support of the FWSAR aircraft.



Beyond direct program participation, Airbus is generating indirect business across Canadian military, aeronautical and space industry including Small and Medium Businesses in support of the ITB program.



For more information about the FWSAR program, click here

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Video: Automatic Landing with vision assisted navigation. "Eyes" for the autopilot



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https://youtu.be/tPFC7Ki2JT0

  • Successful automatic landing with vision assisted navigation
  • "Eyes" for the autopilot

Automatic landings have long been standard procedure for commercial aircraft. While major airports have the infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe navigation of the aircraft, this is usually not the case at smaller airports. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and their project partners have now demonstrated a completely automatic landing with vision assisted navigation that functions properly without the need for ground-based systems.

At large airports the Instrument Landing System (ILS) makes it possible for commercial aircraft to land automatically with great precision. Antennas send radio signals to the autopilot to make sure it navigates to the runway safely. Procedures are also currently being developed that will allow automatic landing based on satellite navigation. Here too a ground-based augmentation system is required.

However, systems like these are not available for general aviation at smaller airports, which is a problem in case of poor visibility – then aircraft simply cannot fly. "Automatic landing is essential, especially in the context of the future role of aviation," says Martin Kügler, research associate at the TUM Chair of Flight System Dynamics. This applies for example when automated aircraft transport freight and of course when passengers use automated flying taxis.

Camera-based optical reference system

In the project "C2Land", supported by the German federal government, TUM researchers have partnered with Technische Universität Braunschweig to develop a landing system which lets smaller aircraft land without assistance from ground-based systems.

The autopilot uses GPS signals to navigate. The problem: GPS signals are susceptible to measurement inaccuracies, for example due to atmospheric disturbances. The GPS receiver in the aircraft can't always reliably detect such interferences. As a result, current GPS approach procedures require the pilots to take over control at an altitude of no less than 60 meters and land the aircraft manually.

In order to make completely automated landings possible, the TU Braunschweig team designed an optical reference system: A camera in the normal visible range and an infrared camera that can also provide data under conditions with poor visibility. The researchers developed custom-tailored image processing software that lets the system determine where the aircraft is relative to the runway based on the camera data it receives.

TUM research aircraft features Fly-by-Wire system

The TUM team developed the entire automatic control system of TUM's own research aircraft, a modified Diamond DA42. The aircraft is equipped with a Fly-by-Wire system enabling control by means of an advanced autopilot, also developed by the TUM researchers.

In order to make automatic landings possible, additional functions were integrated in the software, such as comparison of data from the cameras with GPS signals, calculation of a virtual glide path for the landing approach as well as flight control for various phases of the approach.






Successful landing in Wiener-Neustadt

In late May the team was able to watch as the research aircraft made a completely automatic landing at the Diamond Aircraft airfield. Test pilot Thomas Wimmer is completely convinced by the landing system: "The cameras already recognize the runway at a great distance from the airport. The system then guides the aircraft through the landing approach on a completely automatic basis and lands it precisely on the runway's centerline."



Publications:
  • S. Wolkow, M. Angermann, A. Dekiert, and Ulf Bestmann, "Model-based Threshold and Centerline Detection for Aircraft Positioning during Landing Approach", in Proceedings of the ION 2019 Pacific PNT Meeting, 8-11 April 2019. https://doi.org/10.33012/2019.16787
  • M. Angermann, S. Wolkow, A. Dekiert, U. Bestmann, and P. Hecker, "Linear Blend: Data Fusion in the Image Domain for Image-based Aircraft Positioning during Landing Approach", in Proceedings of the ION 2019 Pacific PNT Meeting, 8-11 April 2019. https://doi.org/10.33012/2019.16836
  • M. E. Kügler, N. C. Mumm, F. Holzapfel, A. Schwithal, and M. Angermann, "Vision-Augmented Automatic Landing of a General Aviation Fly-by-Wire Demonstrator", in AIAA SciTech Forum, 7-11 January 2019. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-1641

More information:

The research project C2Land is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The project partners are the TU Braunschweig Institute for Flight Guidance (IFF) (https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/iff), the TUM Chair for Flight System Dynamics, f.u.n.k.e. AVIONICS GmbH, messWERK GmbH and Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH

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Sweden to join British ‘Tempest’ next-gen fighter push

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AIRBUS A380 F-HPJ Greenland Fan Hub Recovery by GEUS / BEA (video)

jueves, 4 de julio de 2019

https://www.bea.aero/uploads/tx_elyextendttnews/F-HPJE_TECHNICAL_REPORT_05.pdf

https://youtu.be/zPcSU0A1G9w




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Ensuring Astronaut Safety: Lockheed Martin and NASA Successfully Demonstrate Orion Launch Abort System in Flight Test



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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The critical launch abort system for NASA's Orion spacecraft was put to its hardest test today, and it demonstrated its capability to pull the crew module and future astronauts to safety during a launch if there is an emergency. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) designed and built the launch abort system for the test and is also the prime contractor building the Orion spacecraft for NASA.

The Ascent Abort-2 flight test is a major test milestone that is enabling the safe passage of astronauts aboard Orion on the Artemis missions to the Moon and then Mars.



During the test this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, the Orion launch abort system, with a mock-up Orion capsule, was launched on a modified Peacekeeper missile. At 31,000 feet, or about six miles up, into the flight, the on-board computers initiated the abort sequence. The launch abort motors, generating 400,000 pounds of thrust, then pulled the Orion capsule away from the rocket which was already traveling nearly 1,000 mph. Using its attitude control motor, the abort system then reoriented itself and jettisoned the Orion capsule using its jettison motor. The total test took less than three minutes.

"The test flight performed perfectly, not to mention it was really exciting to watch," said Mike Hawes, Orion program manager for Lockheed Martin Space. "Hopefully this will be the last time we see this launch abort system ever work, but this test brings confidence that if needed on future Orion missions, it will safely pull the crew module and astronauts away from a life threatening event during launch."

The Orion launch abort system is the highest thrust and acceleration escape system ever developed and is the only system of its kind in the world. It's a major system that makes the Orion exploration-class spaceship the safest spacecraft ever built.

This is the second time the Orion launch abort system has been put to the test. The first flight test was in 2010 simulating a static abort from the launch pad. AA-2 is the final test and demonstration of the full-up launch abort system.

NASA's Orion spacecraft for the uncrewed Artemis 1 mission to the Moon is being developed at the NASA Kennedy Space Center and will soon head into environmental testing—all in preparation for a 2020 launch.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

More information about Orion and AA-2:
AA-2 animated video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HK9G7feXEk
AA-2 test footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rfsDMGplZU
Lockheed Martin Orion page: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/orion
NASA Orion page: https://www.nasa.gov/orion

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Pontifications: Busting the XWB brand; and more about the Boeing-IAG deal

https://leehamnews.com/2019/07/01/pontifications-busting-the-xwb-brand-and-more-about-the-boeing-iag-deal/

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U.S. Air Force unveils the development of AIM-260 to replace AMRAAM and counter Chinese threats

https://theaviationist.com/2019/06/27/u-s-air-force-unveils-the-development-of-aim-260-to-replace-amraam-and-counter-chinese-threats/

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Bombardier Launches the Learjet 75 Liberty, Opening a New Frontier for the Iconic Learjet



July 2, 2019 Montréal Aviation, Business Aircraft, Press Release



  • Newest Learjet gives light jet passengers the freedom to stretch out with a six-seat configuration in the category’s longest cabin
  • The Learjet 75 Liberty is a step up for light jet operators, delivering better performance for the same operating costs as the competition
  • With a list price of $9.9 million U.S., the Learjet 75 Liberty puts the world’s best light jet within reach of more customers than ever
  • The Learjet 75 Liberty is expected to enter service in 2020

Bombardier is proud to unveil the Learjet 75 Liberty, offering more light jet operators than ever before the opportunity to step up into the iconic platform that launched business aviation in America.

Passengers who step into the six-seat Learjet 75 Liberty will have the freedom to stretch out in the only Executive Suite in the light jet category, aboard a stunning cabin that delivers the quietest and smoothest ride.

The Learjet 75 Liberty will be offered at a list price of $9.9 million U.S., with first deliveries expected in 2020. This exceptional value proposition represents a new frontier for the Learjet brand.

“The Learjet 75 Liberty represents a step up for customers in the light jet segment, with unprecedented spaciousness and Bombardier’s renowned smooth ride,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Aviation. “The newest member of the Learjet family delivers a flight experience that eclipses the competition.”

The Learjet 75 Liberty offers better performance at the same operating costs as competitor aircraft. The Learjet 75 Liberty is the fastest aircraft in the light jet segment and has a greater reach than the competition. Its range of 2,080 nautical miles can connect Las Vegas to New York, Seattle to Washington, D.C., and Mexico City to San Francisco, nonstop.*

Featuring a flat floor throughout the cabin, a standard pocket door between the cockpit and the Executive Suite providing the quietest flight experience and a Gogo ATG 4G solution for seamless connectivity, the Learjet 75 Liberty offers an environment tailored for productivity.**

The Learjet 75 Liberty aircraft is certified to the FAA’s more stringent Part 25 regulations, applicable to commercial airliners, unlike most competitors in the light jet category that are certified to Part 23 regulations.

Learjet aircraft are preferred by pilots for their impressive handling characteristics and outstanding performance. The Learjet 75 Liberty will feature the advanced Bombardier Vision flight deck, and include the recently announced Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade.

Proudly assembled by a world-class team in Wichita, Kansas, Learjet aircraft represent the pinnacle of American ingenuity.

“I’m extremely proud that the Learjet 75 Liberty will be built in Wichita, where the Learjet dream first took flight,” said Tonya Sudduth, Vice President of Operations and Wichita Site, Bombardier Aviation. “Our Wichita facility today has a diverse mandate supporting Bombardier’s extensive fleet of business aircraft, but to introduce the newest member of this iconic brand is of special significance to our team.”

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AMA Drone Report 06.27.19: Drone Racing League, Drunk Drones, Bizarre UK Comment

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Recruiting Engineers Is Getting Tougher in UK

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Boeing nets $47m for Apache Helicopter Enhancement | DoS approves F-16 Sale to Morocco | Indian Air Force to take part in Joint Exercise with France

https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/boeing-nets-47m-for-apache-attack-helicopter-enhancement-dos-approves-f-16-sale-to-morocco-indian-air-force-to-take-part-in-joint-exercise-with-france-042514/

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Airbus founding father and visionary, Roger Béteille, passes away at 97

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Research team finds and salvages missing Air France Airbus A380 engine part

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World War Two seaplane found at bottom of Lough Erne - BBC News

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EASA has published special condition for urban mobility VTOL aircrafts certification

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Special Condition for small-category VTOL aircraft

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Comment Response Document - EASA SC-VTOL-01

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Saab establishes UK innovation network with £3.5 million investment

miércoles, 3 de julio de 2019



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Saab has opened a UK Innovation Hub at Imperial College London’s White City Campus in London. An initial seed investment of £3.5 million into Saab’s UK-wide network of research and development projects is expected to grow over the coming years, demonstrating Saab’s continued commitment to the country. The Hub will be the focal point for managing these investments.

The Hub will reach new areas of the UK’s STEM network, sharing Saab’s advanced expertise with the wealth of world-leading scientists and academics that the UK has to offer.

Saab UK Innovation Hub’s research at Imperial will initially focus on radar technology, with electronic warfare and cybersecurity as future areas of interest. A research project into multistatic and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radars will be amongst the first to take place through a collaboration with Imperial’s Institute for Security Science and Technology (ISST).

The announcement reflects Saab’s confidence in British innovation, having come only six months after the company opened the UK’s first Digital Control Tower in partnership with Cranfield University, and partly funded the £67m Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre.

“I am delighted to support the opening of Saab’s new Innovation Hub, which serves as the focal point for their initial £3.5 million investment. It’s brilliant to see companies like Saab capitalising on the UK’s cutting edge R&D capabilities and partnering with one of our leading universities. Their investment further strengthens the enduring bond between the UK and Sweden”, said Mark Prisk MP, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the Nordic and Baltic region.

“Saab has a 40-year record of being a trusted partner with the United Kingdom. By building on our ongoing work with Cranfield University and opening our new UK Innovation Hub with Imperial College London, we are demonstrating our continuing commitment to investing in the UK and our confidence in Britain as a hotbed of innovation and talent”, said Andrew Walton, Head of Saab country unit United Kingdom.

“Imperial is already a leader in engineering innovation. This collaboration with Saab will create a national Hub with international reach. Investment in innovation is not just about jobs, but about planting the seeds for future generations of innovators”, said David Gann, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at Imperial College Business School.

Saab provides innovative defence and security technologies that keep Britain safe. Saab reinvests 23 per cent of its annual revenue in research and development, collaborating with a range of partners, including industry and academia. The UK supply chain is made up of nearly 1,000 of the best companies in the industry, across the length and breadth of the country – 99 per cent of these are SMEs

Saab’s extensive experience of developing advanced technologies for the defence and security sectors has enabled a long-term partnership with the United Kingdom that has stood strong for the last 40 years. Saab currently employs 300 people across six UK sites supporting a multi-million-pound supply chain across the UK that provides thousands of British jobs.

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Accord entre Airbus et Safran pour augmenter la production de l'A320 Neo

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NASA tests sense and avoid technology for UAS

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/features/TigerShark-begins-test-flights.html

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NASA's Dragonfly Will Fly Around Titan Looking for Origins, Signs of Life

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasas-dragonfly-will-fly-around-titan-looking-for-origins-signs-of-life

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Norman Surplus completes first round-the-world autogyro flight

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-man-norman-surplus-completes-first-roundtheworld-autogyro-flight-38267038.html

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Airspeeder series to debut 120-mph, head-to-head, manned multicopter racing in 2020

https://newatlas.com/airspeeder-manned-multicopter-drone-racing/60385/

https://airspeeder.com/

https://youtu.be/yh1bW548N_0

and more videos with prototypes and tests: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtBOZtZL-jqHqk85F55WNtQ/videos 

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Southwest expects Boeing 737 MAX cancellations beyond Oct. 1: CEO | Article [AMP] | Reuters

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Turkish Airlines Dreamliner window melts due photoshoot

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Boeing’s 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers - Bloomberg

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