Interview: Jetpack Aviation raises $2 million to build flying motorcycle

lunes, 9 de diciembre de 2019


https://newatlas.com/aircraft/david-mayman-interview-speeder-flying-motorcycle/


https://jetpackaviation.com/military-commercial-speeder/


https://jetpackaviation.com/recreational-speeder/



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A world first - an autonomous baggage tractor tested in real conditions [video]






Press Release


In November 2019, Air France, CHARLATTE AUTONOM and Toulouse-Blagnac airport brought into service an autonomous tractor for transporting baggage between the baggage sorting area and aircraft. The testing in real conditions of this baggage tractor brings us one step closer to creating the smart airport of the future.
With the roll-out of smart, autonomous vehicles, air transport players aim to improve baggage flow performance and ramp safety at airport hubs. By automating traffic flows, operators can focus on decision-making and management actions, which saves time and efficiency when handling aircraft.

A co-innovation between air transport players 

The testing of this AT135 baggage tractor developed by the subsidiary of companies Charlatte Manutention and NAVYA, CHARLATTE AUTONOM, is the result of a close collaboration between several recognized air transport players, who have been working together to design the airport of the future.
TCR handles the tractor's daily maintenance requirements. The autonomous vehicle is supervised by agents from the Groupe 3S who have expertise in ground handling operations. Air France also shares its support and expertise with Toulouse-Blagnac airport by integrating its operations and infrastructure into the tests.

The tasks of the autonomous tractor 

Once the passengers' baggage has reached the baggage sorting area, the autonomous baggage tractor intervenes in the following way -
- An agent from Groupe 3S, an Air France subcontractor, places the baggage in containers connected to the autonomous tractor.
- The baggage tractor is a smart vehicle that moves autonomously around the airport to reach the Air France aircraft. Its destination is pre-programmed via a touchscreen by an agent from the Groupe 3S.
- As it nears the aircraft, the tractor stops and the agent takes control of the vehicle and subsequently loads the baggage in the aircraft hold.
- The vehicle returns to the baggage sorting area taking the same route in the reverse direction.


A smart electric tractor

To carry out its tasks and integrate ramp traffic, the vehicle is equipped with intelligent sensors that enable it to recognize its environment, position itself with great precision, detect obstacles at 360° and make decisions. Thanks to its sensors (Lidar, camera, GPS, odometer) and its autonomous steering software, the vehicle can move around the airport autonomously. The AUTONOM TRACT also communicates with the hub's traffic signals.

The autonomous electric baggage tractor has been operational at Toulouse-Blagnac airport since 15 November and has been able to navigate the environment autonomously thanks to specific authorizations.

For Vincent Euzeby, head of IT_&_Tech Innovation at Air France, “By facilitating the use of an autonomous baggage tractor and perfectly integrating it into its operational processes, Air France's ambition is to further optimize its operational performance and improve its customers' travel experience. This test is the first step to a more widespread roll-out of autonomous vehicles at our airports.
We are very proud of this world-first operation highlighting in real conditions the added value of our AT135 autonomous tractor, combining the expertise of Charlatte Manutention and NAVYA. The roll-out on a larger scale of autonomous vehicles should contribute to easing increasingly dense logistics flows”, added Bastien Devaux, CEO of CHARLATTE AUTONOM

 “This test is a concrete step to designing the Smart Airport, more innovative, connected and more efficient for our customers. It was only natural that this world first took place at Toulouse airport, the pioneer city of aviation”, added Philippe Crébassa, Chairman of the Executive Board of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport.
Discover this autonomous baggage tractor in video: https://youtu.be/V0OORhwtibQ

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Saving the ozone layer drastically reduced climate change effects

https://newatlas.com/environment/montreal-protocol-reduced-climate-change-effects/


https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab4874


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TsAGI tested flutter model aircraft with simulated engine operation

“The advent of small-sized electric motors of sufficient power has made it possible to design and manufacture a dynamically similar model of a motor with a rotating rotor"


https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tsagi.ru%2Fpressroom%2Fnews%2F4605%2F

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Revealed: A first image of Slon, the proposed new Russian super heavy freighter

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/revealed-first-image-slon-proposed-new-russian-super-heavy-freighter/


original press release (Russian written)
http://www.tsagi.ru/pressroom/news/4582/




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Russian-produced landing gear to replace the Superjet 100’s French SAFRAN version in 2023

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/russian-produced-landing-gear-replace-superjet-100s-french-version-2023/

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Sino-Russian CR929 engineering centre to be located in Russia

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/sino-russian-cr929-engineering-centre-located-russia/


https://aviationweek.com/aircraft-propulsion/moscow-host-craic-cr929-engineering-center



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Watch SpaceX launch NASA cargo, including a Budweiser space beer experiment

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/05/watch-spacex-livestream-nasa-crs-19-cargo-rocket-launch.html

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Mi-38 launched in the international market





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During the Dubai Airshow 2019, the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will make the first foreign presentation of its newest Mi-38 civilian helicopter. The rotorcraft featuring a luxury cabin will be showcased at the static exposition, and will also take part in the flight program.


The civilian version of the first serial Mi-38 helicopter was introduced last August at MAKS-2019 Moscow air show, where it was demonstrated to the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Cutting-edge technical solutions in the field of safety and comfort were used in the development of the helicopter interior. The engines of Mi-38 are located behind the main rotor transmission, instead of their traditional forward placement, which ensures the reduction in aerodynamic resistance and noise level in the cockpit, as well as increased the rotorcraft safety. In addition to its excellent flight performance, the competitive advantage of Mi-38 is its cost, which is lower than that of its foreign same-class peers.


The flight range of the transport version of the new Mi-38 helicopter is up to 1,000 kilometers (with additional fuel tanks). With its maximum takeoff weight of 15.6 tonnes, the helicopter can carry 5 tons of payload on board or on an external sling.

 Another novelty of the Dubai Airshow will be the light Ansat helicopter, which, following its European debut in Le Bourget, will be introduced to the Middle East. The corporate version of the rotorcraft will also take part in the flight program of the show. In this configuration, the helicopter can comfortably transport up to 5 passengers.


“Research and development effort, as well as experimental designing activity within the Mi-38 project was financed by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. The helicopter was originally designed to meet the toughest existing and potential standards of safety, environmental friendliness, land noise. The closest attention was paid to meeting the customers' needs in terms of flight performance, operational and economic parameters. Our engineers have performed a range of activities aimed at further expanding the operational capabilities and ensuring maximum versatility of the helicopter use. The improvements aimed at ensuring reliable and comfortable operation of the new rotorcraft in the conditions of hot climate and desert terrain should be of particular interest to operators in the Middle East,” noted the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov.

 "It is the first time in Russia's newest history that our civilian helicopters will be presented at a Middle East air show. The format and content of the participation of Russian Helicopters Holding Company in the Dubai Airshow demonstrate the new approaches of Rostec State Corporation to promoting Russian high-tech civilian products on foreign markets, which involves the support from the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian Export Center, and leasing companies. We are confident that, in terms of its price and quality, Russian-made helicopters can be quite competitive in the world market and we expect that their demonstration will result in more actual contracts," said Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov.

 "Dubai Airshow will be the first foreign site for us to demonstrate our latest Mi-38, so we say that we are making the world premiere of this rotorcraft, as well as the debut of Ansat in the Middle East. The UAE sees the rapid development of its urban mobility sector, therefore, in addition to flight models, at our booth, we will present the VRT300 UAV, and a model of a light single-engine VRT500 helicopter will be showcased at our joint exposition with Tawazun, an Emirati Holding Company. It is no secret that UAE investors are interested in joining the project, and we expect to take the first actual steps in this area during the exhibition', said Director General of Russian Helicopters holding company Andrey Boginsky.

 Mi-38 can be operated in a wide range of climatic conditions including maritime, tropical and cold climates. The use of unparalleled technical solutions makes Mi-38 superior to other similar-class helicopters in terms of load capacity, seating capacity and main performance characteristics.
Light multi-purpose Ansat helicopter is equipped with two engines and can be used for passenger transportation, cargo delivery, environmental monitoring and as an ambulance aircraft. Ansat has successfully passed high-altitude tests, which proved that it is suitable for use in mountainous terrain at up to 3,500 meters of altitude, as well as climatic tests, which confirmed its operability in a temperature range between -45° and +50° С.

Light VRT500 helicopter and VRT300 UAV were developed by VR-Technologies Design Bureau and feature coaxial rotors, which ensure their high side wind resistance and small dimensions making them suitable for use in the restrained urban conditions.

 VRT500 features the largest passenger/cargo cabin in its class, with a total seating capacity of up to 5 people. The flight and technical parameters of the helicopter will allow it to speed up to 250 km/h, have a flight range of up to 860 km and carry on board up to 730 kg of payload.

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Russian Helicopters and Pratt & Whitney Canada sign contract for powering VRT500 by PW207V engines





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At Dubai Airshow, VR-Technologies (part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company) and Pratt & Whitney signed a contract for fitting the cutting-edge light VRT500 helicopter with gas-turbine PW207V engines.

 PW207V is the advanced modification of PW200 family engines with the capacity of up to 700 hp designed for light-class rotorcraft. All in all, over 5 thousand powerplants of this type have been produced by now. They clocked more than 11 mln flight hours.



“PW200 family engines have shown excellent performance as reliable powerplants for helicopters. Currently they are being operated in more than 80 countries worldwide which should considerably simplify the certification of VRT500 and render its after-sales support more accessible and efficient. Russian Helicopters have a successful experience of cooperation with Pratt & Whitney Canada and I am sure that VRT500 project shall strengthen the partnership between the companies,” noted Andrey Boginsky, Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company.

 'The main component of any operating system is the engine. We are thrilled to announce VRT500 will be powered by PW200 engines, an engine and brand with a proven track record in safety, reliability, economy and ease of maintenance which of course is key for our helicopter operators' - said Alexander Okhonko, CEO of VR Technologies.

“Congratulations to VR Technologies for launching the VRT500 helicopter. We are proud that they have selected the PW207V engine. We look forward to working together to make this innovative platform a global success.” — Anthony Rossi, vice president, business development and commercial services, Pratt & Whitney.

 In order to be installed on VRT500 helicopter PW207V shall be adapted for powering single-engine rotorcraft with corresponding amendment of Type certificate.

 VRT500 is a light single-engine helicopter with coaxial rotor scheme and takeoff weight of 1,650 kg. The helicopter features the most spacious transport and cargo cabin in its class with a capacity of up to 5 passengers and is equipped with the state-of-the-art interactive avionics suite. Due to the embodied design solutions, this helicopter will be capable of reaching speeds of up to 250 km/h, have a flight range of up to 860 km and take up to 730 kg of payload on board. The helicopter is developed in the following configurations: passenger, utility, cargo, training, VIP and EMS.

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Fans and aircraft from all over Europe join the Electric Fly-In | World Air Sports Federation

viernes, 6 de diciembre de 2019

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Fans and aircraft from all over Europe join the Electric Fly-In | World Air Sports Federation

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ISO - Drone market set to take off with new ISO standard

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Air France and the Solar Impulse Foundation call for solutions for the future of sustainable aviation | Air France - Corporate

jueves, 5 de diciembre de 2019

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Ryanair cuts planned capacity and jobs, blames 737 MAX delays


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ryanair-hldgs-boeing/ryanair-cuts-planned-capacity-and-jobs-blames-737-max-delays-idUSKBN1Y81MR

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Bombardier on track to meet 2019 Global 7500 business jet delivery targets: executive


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-jets/bombardier-on-track-to-meet-2019-global-7500-business-jet-delivery-targets-executive-idUSKBN1Y82ML

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Brazilian investor group Abradin files complaint against Embraer-Boeing deal

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing-investors/brazilian-investor-group-abradin-files-complaint-against-embraer-boeing-deal-idUSKBN1Y72OY

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WTO compliance decision poses new risks for Airbus, US customers - Leeham News and Analysis

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Conair to acquire five flight simulators - Fire Aviation

miércoles, 4 de diciembre de 2019

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Rolls-Royce Trent 700 Certified To Power New Airbus BelugaXL Transporter

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Russia plans scientific projects for super heavy rocket apart from lunar landing - sources

lunes, 2 de diciembre de 2019

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Polish firm's drones, from lifesaver to invisible model, take to the skies

Polish firm's drones, from lifesaver to invisible model, take to the skies http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Polish_firms_drones_from_lifesaver_to_invisible_model_take_to_the_skies_999.html

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Pontification: A320 production challenges may extend to 2022/23

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Understanding Rolls-Royce’s financials P

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Houthi Rebels Claim To Have Shot Down Saudi Apache Gunship And Wing Loong UAV in Yemen.

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EASA approves P&W-powered A319neo

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A350-1000 maximum seating rises to 480

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Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) finally gets an opening date, October 2020

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Lufthansa to launch new low-cost brand to replace Eurowings on long-haul

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Russia: SLON Strategic Airlifter Enters Tunnel Testing

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Viking Signs US$42.6M Contract with Ministère des Transports du Québec for Avionics Upgrade Program (AUP) on its Canadair CL-415 Aerial Firefighters

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Viking Air Limited of Victoria www.vikingair.com, British Columbia has signed a contract valued at US$42.6M with the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) for the Avionics Upgrade Program (AUP) for eight of its Canadair CL-415 aerial firefighters. With execution of the contract, MTQ becomes the launch customer for the Viking Avionics Upgrade Program for the Canadair CL-415 amphibious aircraft fleet.

The first of MTQ’s eight CL-415 aircraft to be modified through the Viking AUP will become the prototype for the program and will undergo modification and upgrade activities at Viking’s AUP integrator, Cascade Aerospace, in Abbotsford, British Columbia. This process will comprise the design, installation, testing and certification of the Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics system in collaboration with Collins Aerospace as the component OEM.

After program certification, MTQ’s remaining seven CL-415 aircraft will also undergo the avionics upgrade to their specific configuration at Cascade’s facility.

Gregory Davis, Viking’s vice president of Customer Service & Product Support commented, “We are extremely proud to collaborate with Ministère des Transports du Québec on the modernization of their CL-415 aerial firefighter fleet. By working together with dedicated Canadair operators such as MTQ, we are securing the future of this great aircraft all over the world.”

‘’As an original launch customer for both the Canadair CL-215 and CL-415, the Ministère des Transports du Québec has always been actively engaged in the development of the CL platform,” said Dan Seroussi, Viking’s director of Programs. “We are excited to be working with MTQ to further enhance the Canadair CL-415 through our AUP and deliver the best evolution of the aircraft for the future.”

About the Viking Avionics Upgrade Program (AUP):





To face challenges with supportability and end-of-life components inherent with aging technology, the AUP utilizes modern and reliable COTS systems that will easily interface with specialized mission equipment. The system is designed as a complete integrated solution for a harmonized cockpit that will not only meet current regulatory requirements, it will also address future operational and technical requirements over a 25+ year horizon.

A key component of the AUP is the introduction of the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics system, a FAR/Part 25 certified scalable software-based system. The avionics suite’s core configuration includes Flight Director, Flight Management System (FMS) coupled with SBAS-GPS and LPV capability, Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS), ADS-B Out, Synthetic Vision, crew alerting system display indicators, and a multi-functional keyboard panel with dual cursor controls providing an alternative to touch screen commands. A SATCOM system, multiband radio, Weather Radar, datalink and Auto-Pilot are few of the available options to further enhance and customize the avionics system based on operator requirements.

The AUP will initially be offered as an upgrade to operators of CL-215T or CL-415 who can select either a complete modification including the supply and installation of the avionics suite, or as a parts kit for installation by an approved Maintenance Repair Organization.

About Ministère des Transports du Québec:

The ministère des Transports of Québec has the mission to ensure the sustainable mobility of people and goods throughout Québec with efficient and safe transportation systems that contribute to the development of Québec. As part of this mission, the Direction générale du service aérien gouvernemental (DGSAG) plays a key role in fighting forest fires. The DGSAG operates a fleet of fourteen air tankers, including eight CL-415 aircraft, making the DGSAG the second largest operator of this type of aircraft in Canada. All of its planes are at the disposal of the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) and the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs to coordinate forest firefighting activities in Québec. Its fleet is also used to provide assistance in Canada and in other parts of the world.

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Airbus celebrates the 100th A220 aircraft produced





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Airbus has celebrated the 100th A220 aircraft produced for a customer during a ceremony at the aircraft programme’s headquarters in Mirabel, Canada. The aircraft, an A220-300, destined for Riga, Latvia-based airBaltic, features a brand new and comfortable cabin layout with 149 seats plus a modernised livery.

The A220 Family is assembled at Airbus’ main Final Assembly Line in Mirabel and more recently, also at the programme’s second assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. The world’s first A220 (formerly called the C Series) was delivered in June 2016 to A220-100 launch operator SWISS.

airBaltic became the A220-300 launch operator when the Latvian airline received delivery of the first ever A220-300 three years ago, on 28 November, 2016. airBaltic has since then re-ordered A220-300 aircraft twice – bringing its firm order to 50 aircraft to become the current biggest European A220 customer. The airline now operates a fleet of 20 A220-300 aircraft.

In an extremely competitive market, the aircraft’s unequalled fuel efficiency and excellent performance has been instrumental to airBaltic which has an all-A220 fleet as the backbone of its new business plan. airBaltic is operating its A220 fleet to various European and Russian destinations as well as to the Middle East. It currently operates the longest flight on an A220 – a 6.5-hour flight from Riga to Abu Dhabi.

Initially designed and delivered as the Bombardier C Series, the A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market; it delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency and widebody passenger comfort in a single-aisle aircraft. The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20 percent lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, along with significantly lower emissions and a reduced noise footprint. The A220 offers the performance of larger single-aisle aircraft.

Close to 100 A220s are in operation with six operators on four continents. At the end of October 2019, the aircraft had received 530 firm orders from over 20 customers worldwide.

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EU fails to block U.S. tariffs in new WTO aircraft ruling: sources

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-wto-aircraft/eu-fails-to-block-u-s-tariffs-in-new-wto-aircraft-ruling-sources-idUKKBN1Y60YJ

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Houthi Rebels Claim To Have Shot Down Saudi Apache Gunship And Wing Loong UAV in Yemen.

https://theaviationist.com/2019/12/02/houthi-rebels-claim-to-have-shot-down-saudi-apache-gunship-and-wing-loong-uav-in-yemen/



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Inside Larry Page’s Turbulent Kitty Hawk: Returned Deposits, Battery Fires And A Boeing Shakeup

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremybogaisky/2019/12/01/inside-larry-pages-kitty-hawk-returned-deposits-battery-fires-boeing-cora



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