Ariane 6's core engine completes qualification tests

jueves, 3 de octubre de 2019

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Airbus ventures estimate of NMA demand to 2038

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Solar drone makes historic flight 

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Press Release: Air France chooses Safran’s ECOS bins for A320 fleet

The ECOS "Efficient Cabin Open Space" system offers up to 60% more storage capacity than the luggage racks currently available. It consists of new bins, ceiling and cove panels that provide a lower shelf height for ease of loading and visibility


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EU can retaliate against Boeing immediately; old WTO win outstanding

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HAECO Launching Predictive Maintenance Platform

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Top Engine Retirements In Europe By Type, 2020

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Boeing-Embraer Strategic Partnership Taking Shape




Boeing-Embraer Strategic Partnership Taking Shape https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-10-03-Boeing-Embraer-Strategic-Partnership-Taking-Shape


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The U.S. imposes a 10% tariff on Airbus aircraft produced in Europe

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Embraer delays timeline for close of Boeing deal to early 2020 | Article [AMP] | Reuters

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The Boeing 797 Could Revolutionize Air Travel – If It Gets Built

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SABCA is ready for medical drone flights over cities





press release
https://www.sabca.be/pages/0141/News.508.en.php




SABCA is part of an ecosystem in which leading companies from different sectors collaborate intensively with innovative hospital groups. This cooperation is demonstrated in various projects at European level (SAFIR), Belgian level (Medrona) and Flemish-Brussels regional level (HAI-SCS) and implicates the following companies: skeyes, SABCA, Baloise Insurance, NSX, Unifly, Proximus, Orange, imec, VIL and Helicus, the hospital groups GZA-ZNA, Helix and Jessa, as well as research groups from UAntwerp and KU Leuven.

Each partner excels in its field of expertise, which means that a robust total solution can be offered to hospitals and laboratories. It may be said that only by combining all this expertise the drone flights within the hospital network will become a success in good time. SABCA developed an eco-system that meets aviation standards and acts as fleet manager or support to operators. The company’s objective is to perform safety critical missions like flights over densely populated areas, offshore windmill inspection, surveillance over see and flights over remote areas.

To this end, SABCA offers its partners a range of services such as drone design, payload integration, ground and flight testing, drone qualification and certification, inspection, maintenance and repair activities.

After an intensive cooperation, the first medical flight between GZA Ziekenhuizen Campus Sint-Augustinus and the University Hospital of Antwerp (UZA) would have taken place on 25 September 2019. Due to weather conditions the flight is unfortunately delayed. This flights however, are unique in several aspects.

Innovation: Combining unrivalled innovative expertise to make medical transport by drone possible. The flights are fully automatic so that human errors are reduced to a minimum. In addition, the command & control system continuously monitors the drone flight. This means that the central system continuously measures the parameters of the drone and compares them with expected values. In case of deviations, the operator-pilot in the Command and Control Centre will be alerted. The operator-pilot can then (possibly) take over the control of the drone in the event of an exceptional situation.

Aviation: On behalf of Europe, the partners have worked together to help shape the air traffic organisation of the future. It means that other airspace users, such as manned aviation or other future unmanned public service flights (e.g. fire brigade inspection flight) are taken into account at an operational level.

Society: The medical transport by drones will eventually ensure that doctors and consequently patients receive results on time, regardless of possible traffic jams on the road. In line with the hospital reforms of Federal Minister for Health Maggie De Block, hospitals are increasingly working together in networks. This evolution is necessary to ensure the current high quality of healthcare in the future. The network organisation naturally leads to an increasing demand for efficient urgent transport, which risks further aggravating the current ground-based traffic problems. Drones do not run into delays due to traffic jams or traffic lights and thus avoid the growing transport problems on the road. Moreover, the distance to be covered is shorter and the road network is less burdened, so that we contribute to a greener society.

The drones and their freight fly from roof to roof, at a cruising altitude between 90 and 50 metres and with an average ground speed of 60 km/h. This means that the drones remain within the limits of the so-called Low Airspace. A number of flights will be scheduled in the coming months with the aim of organising a weekly flight day.

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Air France to proactively offset 100% of CO2 emissions on its domestic flights as of 1 January 2020


https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-france-klm-group/air-france/proactively-offset-100-of-co2-emissions-on-its-domestic-flights-as-of-1-january-2020/

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FlyersRights.org Scores Exclusive 'Interview' With EASA about the future of the Boeing 737 MAX.






EXCLUSIVE: Interview With EU Aviation Safety Agency


FlyersRights.org recently interviewed representatives at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) about the future of the Boeing 737 MAX.


The timing is noteworthy, as it comes just as the FAA is expected to decide on whether to let the aircraft fly again.


Below is our Q&A with EASA:

https://flyersrights.org/boeing/exclusive-interview-with-eu-aviation-safety-agency/

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Hyundai Motor Group Appoints Leader For New Urban Air Mobility Division

Hyundadai's press release

 


  • Diversification effort will allow Hyundai Motor Group to develop smart air mobility solutions
  • World-renowned aeronautics expert previously led aviation research and development at NASA
  • Urban Air Mobility expected to significantly alleviate long-term ground traffic congestion problems caused by mega-urbanization
 
SEOUL, September 29, 2019 — Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) has appointed Dr. Jaiwon Shin as Executive Vice President and Head of its newly established Urban Air Mobility Division. An internationally renowned aeronautics engineer, Dr. Shin will lead the company into a new era of developing smart mobility products within the aviation industry.
 
"Having worked on cutting-edge aviation research and development at NASA for 30 years, I am very excited and humbled by the opportunity to now shape urban air mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor Group,” Dr. Shin said about his new role. “The new team at Hyundai will develop core technologies that will establish the company as a driving force in urban air mobility, a sector that is expected to grow into a market worth USD 1.5 trillion within the next 20 years."
 
Urban Air Mobility is expected to become a critically important part of the integrated mobility solution for ever-increasing traffic problems in mega cities around the world. Through the Urban Air Mobility Division, Hyundai Motor Group aims to provide innovate and smart mobility solutions never seen or thought of before.
 
Dr. Shin most recently led the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA, where he shaped the agency's aeronautics research and development strategy for over 11 years. His expertise in revolutionary airframe, engine, aviation safety, and air traffic management technologies will allow Hyundai Motor Group to take a lead in the fast-growing urban air mobility sector. The new business unit will develop core technologies and innovative solutions for safe and efficient airborne travel.
 
During his time at NASA, Dr. Shin oversaw a USD 725 million program to lead many new aeronautics research initiatives, such as supersonic X-plane, electrification of aircraft, UAS traffic management, and Urban Air Mobility.
 
In addition to his work with NASA, Dr. Shin co-chaired the White House National Science and Technology Council's Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee, which wrote the United States’ first presidential policy for aeronautics research and development. He was also co-chair of the USAF / NASA Executive Research Committee, which facilitated the highest level of coordination of common research needs between United States Air Force and NASA Aeronautics. He is internationally recognized as a leader in the aviation research community and was elected to the Chair of the International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR) for a two-year term in 2014. Dr. Shin has also been awarded the Presidential Rank Award twice (in 2008 and 2016), the highest accolade presented to public officials in the US federal government.
 
Dr. Shin received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia. His bachelor’s degree is in mechanical engineering from Yonsei University in Korea, and his master’s degree is in mechanical engineering from the California State University, Long Beach.
 
A graduate of the Senior Executive Fellowship Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Dr. Shin has authored and co-authored more than 20 technical and journal papers. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society of the United Kingdom.
 
 


Career highlights
2008 ~ 2019: Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
2008 ~ 2014: Co-chair of the White House National Science & Technology Council's Aeronautics Science & Technology Subcommittee
2008 ~ 2016: Co-chair of the USAF/NASA Executive Research Committee
2014 ~ 2015: Chair of the International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR)
2012 ~ 2013: Vice Chair of the International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR)
1986 ~ 1989: Doctorate in mechanical engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, US
1982 ~ 1985: Master's degree in mechanical engineering, California State University, US
1978 ~ 1982: Bachelor's degree is in mechanical engineering, Yonsei University, Korea

Career accolades
2019 NASA Distinguished Service Medal
2017 Aviation Week Laureate Award for Innovation
2016 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Senior Executive (US)
2008 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Senior Executive (US)

* Other recognitions from NASA include NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal and NASA Exceptional Service Medal

 
About Hyundai Motor Group
Hyundai Motor Group is a global corporation that has created a value chain based on automobiles, steel, and construction and includes logistics, finance, IT and service. With about 250,000 employees worldwide, the group’s automobile brands include Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. Armed with creative thinking, cooperative communication and the will to take on all challenges, we are working to create a better future for all.
 
For more information on Hyundai Motor Group, please see:  https://www.hyundaimotorgroup.com

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UAVs: FAA Certification of UPS Flight Forward as an Air Carrier





FAA's press release




U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded air carrier and operator certification to an unmanned aircraft system (UAS, or drone) delivery company, UPS Flight Forward.

“This is a big step forward in safely integrating unmanned aircraft systems into our airspace, expanding access to healthcare in North Carolina and building on the success of the national UAS Integration Pilot Program to maintain American leadership in unmanned aviation,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

Through the Department’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP), the FAA has now approved a Part 135 operating certificate for UPS Flight Forward. This allows the company to perform revenue-generating package delivery activities within federal regulations. UPS Flight Forward may now operate multiple drones under one certificate. Under Part 135, the company can deliver vital healthcare supplies including by flying beyond visual line of sight.

As a participant in the U.S. Transportation Department’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) partnered with UPS Flight Forward. As the operator, they have been engaged in delivery of healthcare supplies around a major hospital campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. The flights have focused on the delivery of blood for potentially life-saving transfusions, as well as other medical samples for lab work.

The company demonstrated that its operations met the FAA’s rigorous safety requirements to qualify for an air carrier certificate. This is based on extensive data and documentation, as well as test flights. Visit FAA website for more information about the UAS IPP.

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China's first airport shuts its doors in Beijing after 109 years


http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/nanyuan-daxing-airport-beijing-intl-hnk/index.html

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Bombardier Celebrates Entry-into-service of the Global 6500 Jet

 
 
press release
 
 
 
 
  • Transport Canada awarded certification to Global 5500 and Global 6500 on September 24
  • The latest members of the Global family offer unmatched passenger comfort, greater range, a larger cabin and a smoother ride than competitor aircraft in the same class
  • With a newly optimized wing and the all-new Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engine, these aircraft fly farther, faster and deliver unmatched total performance
  • Both offer superior safety due to built-in systems redundancy and robustness for which all Bombardier Global aircraft are renowned
 
Bombardier celebrates the entry-into-service of the latest addition to its Global family, the Global 6500 jet. This achievement comes on the heels of Transport Canada certification of both the Global 5500 and Global 6500 awarded on September 24. The aircraft will make its public debut at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas on October 22.
 
“We are celebrating a significant milestone today with the entry-into-service of this exceptional aircraft,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Aviation. “We’re proud of the work our team and our suppliers have done to deliver a technologically advanced aircraft that exceeds our customers’ expectations in terms of unparalleled comfort, superior performance and an incomparable smooth ride. The Global 6500 business jet continues to maintain the longstanding winning DNA of our Global family of aircraft, the most successful long-range business jet platform.”
 
The aircraft went through the rigorous flight testing program, which was completed at Bombardier’s world-class test centre in Wichita, Kansas. The Pearl 15 engine, the latest addition to Rolls-Royce’s exceptional business aviation engine portfolio, received EASA certification in 2018 and Transport Canada certification recently. The engine, developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, was custom-designed with the most innovative technology – including enhanced aerodynamics, blade cooling and advanced engine health monitoring systems – to power the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.
 
With the purpose-built engines, advanced wing design and built-in systems redundancy and robustness for which Bombardier Global aircraft are renowned, the aircraft offer superior safety and a smooth ride to its passengers. The new Rolls-Royce Pearl engines also make the Global 6500 aircraft a cleaner and more efficient business jet.
 
Equipped with the revolutionary Bombardier Vision Flight Deck and the industry’s leading cockpit, the aircraft offers a comprehensive avionics suite with ergonomics and aesthetics that provide pilots with outstanding comfort and control.
 
The Global 6500 aircraft has a class-leading range of 6,600 nautical miles, with a top speed of Mach 0.90 and Bombardier’s smooth ride technology. It can connect New York to Dubai, and Hong Kong to London. The Global 6500 aircraft also boasts superior agility, with the ability to access airports that others can’t, such as London City.
 
The Global 6500 aircraft offers a stunning redesigned cabin with exclusive features that are as innovative as they are luxurious. The Global 6500 business jet also debuts the Nuage chaise, a unique seating innovation, which adds new dimensions to the conference suite as a lounge chair that converts into a flat surface for sleeping or banquet-style dining around the table. Bombardier's patented Nuage seat is also exclusive to the new Global aircraft family. With its distinctive technology, the Nuage seat is ideally suited for long-range flights.
 
To celebrate this momentous occasion, media are invited to join Bombardier at an event at the company’s static display (SD 701) co-hosted with Rolls-Royce, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at
2:00 pm at NBAA-BACE, in Las Vegas, NV.
 
About Bombardier
 
With over 68,000 employees, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.
 
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries as well as a broad portfolio of products and services for the business aviation, commercial aviation and rail transportation markets. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. The company is recognized on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Embraer Praetor 500 receives EASA and FAA approval, achieving triple-certification and becoming the best midsize jet on the market














press release


Melbourne, Florida, September 30, 2019 – Embraer announces that the company’s new Praetor 500 midsize business jet was granted its Type Certificate by EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). The Praetor 500 received regulatory approval from Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) in August, less than a year after having been announced in October 2018 at NBAA-BACE. Learn more https://daflwcl3bnxyt.cloudfront.net/m/30db68ae695ec5fd/original/Praetor-500-Triple-Certification-1.pdf

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Airbus plant in Alabama spared fallout from U.S. tariffs | Article [AMP] | Reuters

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