Vahana, le taxi volant d'Airbus, réalise un vol complet

viernes, 15 de febrero de 2019

https://www.ladepeche.fr/2019/02/12/comment-airbus-prepare-la-revolution-aerienne-avec-son-taxi-volant,8010449.php

Un an après son premier vol d'essai qui avait duré moins d'une minute, le taxi volant Vahana d'Airbus a été filmé lors d'un vol plus complet qui montre notamment la transition entre le décollage vertical et le vol horizontal grâce à ses rotors basculants. https://www.futura-sciences.com/tech/actualites/technologie-vahana-taxi-volant-airbus-realise-vol-complet-69239/


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https://www.aeronewstv.com/fr/industrie/recherche-innovation-aeronautiques/4409-les-vols-d-essai-du-taxi-volant-dairbus-s-accelerent.html


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NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

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NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe

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NASA Seeks US Partners to Develop Reusable Systems to Land Astronauts on Moon

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An F-14 Tomcat Has Returned To The Deck Of An Operational Carrier For Top Gun 2 Production

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Embraer Signs Pool Program Contract to Support Air Astana new E-Jets E2 fleet



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Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 13th, 2019 – Embraer and Air Astana, a flag carrier of Kazakhstan, have reached a multiyear agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program to support the component needs for the airline’s new E2 fleet, Embraer’s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. The E2’s entry into service marks the beginning of Air Astana's fleet renewal. Currently the airline operates a fleet of nine E190s aircraft, the first of which was delivered in 2011, when the airline joined Embraer Pool Program. Now, with the extension of the pool program for the new E190-E2s, Air Astana have extended their trust in our strong partnership. Air Astana took delivery of its first E190-E2 jet in December 2018 and flies the new aircraft on domestic and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) routes. The airline will receive four additional E190-E2s in 2019, with the last of the five aircraft, all of which are leased by AerCap, being delivered in the final quarter of 2019. The Pool Agreement for the airline’s E190-E2 fleet will cover unlimited access and full repair coverage for more than 325 components with almost a third of them exclusively placed at airline’s main base to ensure high fleet availability. “We are proud that Air Astana has chosen to place its trust in us to support its new E2 fleet, further reinforcing Embraer's commitment to customers in the region with TechCare portfolio of solutions. It is a strong endorsement for the program and Embraer services, proving customers loyalty to the state of the art support of the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) with a competitive value,” said Johann Bordais, President and CEO of Embraer Services & Support. “The support of the OEM is a natural fit for Air Astana as we transition into our new fleet of Embraer’s second generation of E-Jets. This was fundamental in our decision to join the program, which will allow us to upkeep our daily operations as it offers cost effective and practical solutions, guaranteeing efficiency and competitive results,” said Peter Foster, CEO of Air Astana. Embraer’s Flight Hour Pool Program, which currently supports more than 40 airlines worldwide, is designed to allow airlines to minimize their upfront investment on expensive repairable inventories and resources and to take advantage of Embraer’s technical expertise and its vast component repair service provider network. The results are significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehousing space, and the elimination of resources required for repair management, while ultimately providing guaranteed performance levels. The E190-E2 is the first of three new aircraft types that will make up the Embraer E2 family of aircraft developed to succeed the first-generation of E-Jets. Embraer Services & Support has implemented the E2 Pool Program to support operators from the very first day of delivery. Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia and launch customer for the E190-E2, received its first E2 aircraft on April 2018. Currently, 100% of the delivered E2 E-Jets are supported by the program. This Pool Program is part of a suite of services that Embraer offers to support the worldwide growing fleet of Embraer aircraft through TechCare, the new Embraer platform that assembles the entire portfolio of products and solutions to deliver the best experience of services and support.

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Bombardier Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

  • EBIT before special items(1) up 42% year-over-year to more than $1.0B on revenues of $16.2B for the year; EBIT increased 235% year-over-year to $1.0B
  • 2018 EBIT margin before special items(1) up 180 bps year-over-year to 6.3%; EBIT margin of 6.2%
  • Full year free cash flow(1) of $182M, comprising proceeds from certain transactions, including $1.0B of cash generation in the fourth quarter; full year cash flows from operating activities of $597M
  • Strong backlog growth at Business Aircraft and Transportation, with full year book-to-bill ratios(2) of 1.1 at both segments, and a consolidated backlog of $53.1B
  • 2019 guidance affirmed, clear path to achieve 2020 objectives

continue reading https://www.bombardier.com/en/media/newsList/details.binc-20190214-bombardier-reports-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-20.bombardiercom.html

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The SSJ100 corporate airline project has been launched in Sochi



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February, 14 2019 - at the Russian Investment Forum 2019 VEB-leasing, the JSC “United Aircraft Corporation” (UAC), “Business Aviation Center” of the Vnukovo airport and the National Reserve Corporation (NRC) signed the Memorandum of Understanding aimed at the SSJ100 corporate airline project realization.


56-seated aircraft with the business layout are supposed to perform irregular flights arranged upon request for corporations, sport teams, concert tours and other purposes.


“Civil production line formation and its promotion to the market is one of main corporation priorities. The niche of the corporate charter transportation is attractive from the point of view of its growth potential, and on the other hand it hasn’t been taken by Russian aircraft yet. The creation of the charter platform with the SSJ100 in its core is another exertion of the state policy of manufacturers support. We think that the business version of the SSJ100 might be the unique product for the market that would be able to provide the best balance of the necessary comfort level and the economy efficiency” – noted Yury Slyusar, the UAC President.


“The support of the aviation industry is one of VEB-leasing’s priorities. The MoU singed will have a positive impact upon the SSJ100 program and will allow to constitute a competitive product and take another niche. We are glad that together with state institutions commercial players show interest too, and that allows feel confident about the prospects of the project” – says Artem Dovlatov, VEB-leasing Director General.


“A year and a half of success for Azimuth airline showed high demand for regional transportation in Russia. Vnukovo-3 is the largest business aviation center in Russia and Eastern Europe with its own developed infrastructure. Our business aviation center will easily provide comfortable ground and flight handling operation and will suit best for the airlines working in this kind of transportation segment” – noted the co-owner of the international airport Vnukovo and the Azimuth airline, Vitaly Vantsev.


According to the terms of the MoU signed the Parties will determine the financial parameters of the project and will prepare the deal structure, and also will consider the volume of aircraft procurements and the detailed roadmap of the project.

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EASA flight test experts completed the first session of certification flights on MC-21-300 aircraft

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Flight test experts of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) completed the first flight session of the MC-21-300 certification program.
During the certification tests, the behavior of MC-21-300 aircraft was evaluated in various modes, including high angles of attack and stalling. Flights duration from 2.5 to 4 hours were performed at altitudes from 3 to 10 km.
Aircraft was piloted by EASA test pilot. Test pilot of the Yakovlev Design Bureau (a branch of Irkut Corporation) monitored the performance of flight modes. Flight crew also included Russian and EASA flight test engineers to analyze current flight parameters. In September 2018, EASA test crew completed a special course in theoretical and practical training, as a result of which they obtained permission to fly on MC-21-300 aircraft.

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Irkut Corporation (a UAC member) is conducting tests of the MC-21-300 aircraft in order to obtain Russian and European type certificates. Representatives of Russian aviation authorities and industry, as well as EASA experts, are taking part in the process.

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Airbus reports strong Full-Year 2018 results, delivers on guidance

  • Strong 2018 performance, guidance delivered
  • Revenues € 64 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 5.8 billion; Free Cash Flow Before M&A and Customer Financing € 2.9 billion
  • EBIT (reported) € 5.0 billion; EPS (reported) € 3.94
  • A380 deliveries to cease in 2021
  • A400M programme re-baselining negotiated
  • 2018 dividend proposal € 1.65 per share, up 10% from 2017
  • 2019 guidance confirms growth trajectory

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https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/02/airbus-reports-strong-fullyear-2018-results-delivers-on-guidance.html

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