S. Korea successfully conducts test flight of solid-fuel space vehicle: defense ministry | Yonhap News Agency

viernes, 30 de diciembre de 2022

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Pulitzer race to resume in May for electric aircrafts

The National Aeronautic Association will host a four-day, 1,000-nautical-mile air race for electric aircraft in May, resuming the renowned races that began in the 1920s. 


https://aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2022/december/15/pulitzer-race-resumes?utm_source=socialmedia&utm_medium=organic%20social&utm_campaign=engagement 

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How The Russia Ukraine War Impacted Regional European Aviation In 2022

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TsAGI, MSU Scientists Sum Up Yearly Results of WCRC ‘Supersonic’ Activities

Developing supersonic civil aviation is a global challenge for contemporary research community. Scientists from TsAGI (a part of NRC "Zhukovsky Institute") are among those who are working on the issue.

http://tsagi.ru/en/pressroom/news/6115/ 

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TsAGI Studying Bartini's VTOL Tiltrotor Model

Today, there is ongoing demand for quick intra-urban and interurban travels for short distances. Thus, it is increasingly demanding to create small aircraft that would do the job.

Scientists from TsAGI (a part of NRC "Zhukovsky Institute") tested model of vertical takeoff-and-landing tiltrotor aimed for flights within high-density urban areas. Bartini Design Company was the customer.


http://tsagi.ru/en/pressroom/news/6118/ 

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Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation completes Su-57 deliveries for 2022

Despite international sanctions on critical components and financial capital, UAC says it delivered the final planned batch of advanced Su-57 fighter jets to Moscow's armed forces


https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/russias-united-aircraft-corporation-completes-su-57-deliveries-for-2022/151486.article 

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A330 wing-tip carved into protruding tail after crew tried to skirt round 777


Nigerian investigators have determined that a Middle East Airlines Airbus A330-200 crew vainly attempted to skirt round an incorrectly-parked Boeing 777-300ER, instead of stopping and requesting guidance, before the two aircraft collided.

https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/a330-wing-tip-carved-into-protruding-tail-after-crew-tried-to-skirt-round-777/151491.article 

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Air Belgium manages to collect €10 million and avoids the cessation of its activities

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USINDOPACOM Statement on Unsafe Intercept of U.S. aircraft over South China Sea

jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2022

On Dec. 21 (China Standard Time), a People's Liberation Army - Navy J-11 fighter pilot performed an unsafe maneuver during an intercept of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 aircraft, which was lawfully conducting routine operations over the South China Sea in international airspace. The PLAN pilot flew an unsafe maneuver by flying in front of and within 20 feet of the nose of the RC-135, forcing the RC-135 to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision.





https://www.pacom.mil/Media/News/News-Article-View/Article/3256219/usindopacom-statement-on-unsafe-intercept-of-us-aircraft-over-south-china-sea/ 

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Russia’s Electronic-Warfare Troops Knocked Out 90 Percent Of Ukraine’s Drones

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Raytheon hybrid-electric demonstrator hits key milestone

Press Release: Raytheon hybrid-electric demonstrator hits key milestone https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2022/12/raytheon-technologies-hybrid-electric-flight-demonstrator/ 

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The Italian Air Force Has Retired Its MQ-1C Predator A+ RPAS

The MQ-1C Predator A+ Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) has been retired after 18 years and +30,000 flight hours. On Dec. 19, 2022, with a transfer flight from the 61° Gruppo (Squadron) APR (Aeromobili a [...]


https://theaviationist.com/2022/12/28/the-italian-air-force-has-retired-its-mq-1c-predator-a-rpas/ 

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‘Small Number’ Of U.S. And International F-35s Grounded After F-35B Incident At Fort Worth

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How Hydrogen Compares To Jet Fuel In Terms Of Safety

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China continues to test Taiwan with fighter, bomber incursions

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South Korea to upgrade F-15K; buy more tankers

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Japan approves record 114tn yen budget with big defense outlay - Nikkei Asia

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Falco Xplorer completes first flight campaign, a decisive step towards the certification of the drone | Leonardo

The Falco Xplorer is the first MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance)-class uncrewed system to exclusively use European technology. It is designed to deliver persistent surveillance over wide areas of interest and can carry multiple sensors weighing up to a total 350kg. The Xplorer is the latest entry in Leonardo's Falco family of uncrewed systems, which also includes the Falco Evo. The tactical-class Evo is operated by a number of international customers and has accumulated thousands of flight hours around the world, including in civil airspace.



https://www.leonardo.com/en/press-release-detail/-/detail/terminata-la-prima-campagna-voli-del-falco-xplorer-un-passo-decisivo-per-la-certificazione-del-drone 

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The next stage of the ALKA laser system trials was completed in Turkey - Militarnyi

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Navy successfully demonstrated unmanned cargo delivery systems for ship at sea | NAVAIR

The demo, held in collaboration with the Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems program (PMA-263), employed unmanned vehicles to transport cargo weighing less than 50 lbs., which accounts for 90% of Navy logistics deliveries.

"We are seeing an increase in manned and unmanned logistics," said Col. Victor Argobright, PMA-263 program manager. "For the Marine Corps, the Commandant is enthusiastic about where we are going with unmanned logistics, and is beginning conversations about operations and contested environments. The Navy is currently identifying areas where unmanned logistics would be a critical enabler to operations at sea, and the Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS is a great demonstration of this emerging requirement."



https://www.navair.navy.mil/news/Navy-successfully-demonstrated-unmanned-cargo-delivery-systems-ship-sea/Wed-12212022-1419 

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Russia explores buying stranded jets from Western leasing firms

Some 400 jets worth $10 billion stranded by war $644 mln offered for 17 Aeroflot aircraft -letter Russian plan would use its National Wealth Fund...


https://aviationnews.eu/news/2022/12/russia-explores-buying-stranded-jets-from-western-leasing-firms/ 

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Tupolev Tu-214 annual production to be increased to 20 aircraft a year by 2026

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ZeroAvia gets UK’s CAA green light for next phase of hydrogen-electric test flights

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US to require negative COVID tests for travellers from China, Hong Kong or Macao

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Twice as many Aussies leaving as visitors arriving

Sydney Airport's CEO, Geoff Culbert, has argued there is "a lot of work to do" to convince international airlines to rebuild their networks and then to convince tourists to return.


https://australianaviation.com.au/2022/12/twice-as-many-aussies-leaving-as-visitors-arriving/ 

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Sikorsky Challenging FLRAA Award

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Lockheed Martin said, "Based on a thorough review of the information and feedback provided by the Army, Lockheed Martin Sikorsky, on behalf of Team Defiant, is challenging the FLRAA decision. The data and discussions lead us to believe the proposals were not consistently evaluated to deliver the best value in the interest of the Army, our soldiers, and American taxpayers. The critical importance of the FLRAA mission to the Army and our nation requires the most capable, affordable, and lowest-risk solution. We remain confident Defiant X is the transformational aircraft the Army requires to accomplish its complex missions today and well into the future."


https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2022-12-28/sikorsky-challenging-flraa-award 

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Robinson Mandates Tail Rotor Inspections, Replacements

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​​NTSB Releases Comments on Ethiopia’s Investigation of the Boeing 737 Max Accident

miércoles, 28 de diciembre de 2022

The NTSB's critique noted that the final report failed to include its comments and misstated other documents and findings in assessing the blame to Boeing. The NTSB also concluded Boeing was partly culpable.


https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/NR20221227.aspx 



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How the biggest ever jet engine built by Rolls-Royce is paving the way for an era of low-cost green flying

martes, 27 de diciembre de 2022

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Boeing Offers First Glimpse, New Details about KC-46 Tanker's RVS 2.0 | Air & Space Forces Magazine

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Some Of Jet Airways’ Pilots, Crew, And Senior Employees Reportedly Quit

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Why Is Southwest Airlines Having A Bigger Meltdown Than Other American Carriers?

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Southwest Airlines’ meltdown as New Year approaches: flight cancellations, delays and lack of customer service

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Australian satellites to be launched on SpaceX rocket in bid to close air traffic gaps | SpaceX | The Guardian

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China drops quarantine for arriving passengers from 8 January

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China deployed 71 combat aircraft near Taiwan on Sunday

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China's Naval Mothership For Aerial Drones Looks To Be Operational

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Boeing Gets Waivers For Its 737 MAX 7 And 10 Aircraft

lunes, 26 de diciembre de 2022

Boeing must make safety upgrades to all 737 MAX aircraft in a few years

Boeing received the regulatory reprieve from the lawmakers on its two 737 MAX jets under the omnibus spending bill. The 737 MAX 7 and the 737 MAX 10 received the waiver on the December 27, 2022, deadline to make improvements to the jets.



https://simpleflying.com/boeing-granted-waiver-737-max-7-10/ 

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VoloDrone passes another test

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China Set To Relax Quarantine Rules For International Arrivals

 https://simpleflying.com/china-relax-hong-kong-international-arrival-quarantine/

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Emirates Shares Video Of "Airbus A380 Pulled By Reindeer"

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KAI inks $235 million deal to supply light armed helicopters

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UK Ministry of Defence awards Palantir £75 million for MOD's digital transformation

Worth £75 million over three years, the partnership will support the MOD's digital transformation as it becomes a world-leading agile force of the future. Spearheaded by Defence Digital and powered by Palantir, the digital transformation will see the MOD treat data as a strategic asset, harnessing its power to deliver superior military advantage and greater efficiency across the enterprise, from headquarters to the front lines.


https://investors.palantir.com/news-details/2022/UK-Ministry-of-Defence-awards-Palantir-75-million-Enterprise-Agreement/ 

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Israel grounds 11 F-35 stealth jets after U.S. crash

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Eve secures $92.5m in credit lines for eVTOL

domingo, 25 de diciembre de 2022

Press Release: Eve secures $92.5m in credit lines for eVTOL https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2022/12/eve-bndes-evtol-development-program/ 

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Sustainable Air Transport. Part 51. eVTOL wrap.

Bjorn's Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 51. eVTOL wrap. https://leehamnews.com/2022/12/23/bjorns-corner-sustainable-air-transport-part-51-evtol-wrap/ 

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Poland Moves All Its MiG-29 Fulcrums to Malbork Air Base

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Reflecting On The X-37B’s Latest Record-Breaking Mission

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ZeroAvia secures CAA permit to fly for fuel cell-powered Do 228 but maiden sortie slips into 2023

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Leidos wins $334m contract for multi-role hypersonic platform

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Boeing slows final 787 assembly rate in South Carolina over parts delay

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Safran to build a compressor blades and vanes plant for aero engines in partnership with Belgian and Walloon governments

François Lepot, CEO of Safran Aero Boosters, today announced that a new compressor blades and vanes production plant for aircraft engines will be set up in the Walloon region of Belgium, in the province of Liège. The announcement was made before Willy Borsus, Vice-President of Wallonia, Adrien Dolimont, Walloon Minister of Finance and Thomas Dermine, […]






https://www.aviation24.be/engine-manufacturers/safran-aircraft-engines/safran-to-build-a-compressor-blades-and-vanes-plant-for-aero-engines-in-partnership-with-belgian-and-walloon-governments/ 

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'Riblet' Skin To Reduce Fuel Consumption on Jets

Lufthansa Technik has received a supplemental type certificate from EASA for the installation of AeroSHARK riblet films on two Boeing 777 variants. Developed jointly by Lufthansa Technik and BASF, AeroSHARK is a surface structure composed of microscopic ribs that reduces the frictional resistance of the aircraft skin, thereby decreasing fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 1 percent.



https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aerospace/2022-12-21/riblet-skin-reduce-fuel-consumption-jets 

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Rafale is Front-runner for Colombia’s Kfir Replacement

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World's largest aircraft engine is fully operational and ready to test

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Runway At Whiteman AFB Reopens After B-2 Landing Incident | The Drive

viernes, 23 de diciembre de 2022

The base's only runway was put out of action 11 days ago after a fire broke out following the emergency landing of a B-2 stealth bomber. 


https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/whiteman-air-force-bases-only-runway-reopened-after-b-2-incident 

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Cargo Smoke Warning Prompts Qantas Airbus A380 Baku Diversion

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EDA begins research into automatic air-to-air refuelling for hose and drogue system

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Crashed B-2 Still Blocking Whiteman AFB's Runway, Spirit Fleet Grounded

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/crashed-b-2-still-blocking-whiteman-afbs-runway-spirit-fleet-grounded 

With Whiteman AFB's only runway still closed, the installation has now also put an open-ended safety pause on all B-2 operations. 

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​Airbus revela el aspecto de los C295 que sustituirán a los P3 Orion y CN235 del Ejército del Aire - YouTube

jueves, 22 de diciembre de 2022

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Rolls-Royce UltraFan technology demonstrator build complete and getting ready to test

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NASA prueba rotores del octocóptero que volará en Titán

 https://blog.sandglasspatrol.com/nasa-prueba-rotores-del-octocoptero-que-volara-en-titan/

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KAI to develop minesweeping version of Surion

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Rotors for Mission to Titan Tested at Langley’s Transonic Dynamics Tunnel

A key component of the 8-rotor Dragonfly vehicle that will make that journey to Titan recently underwent testing at the Transonic Dynamics Tunnel (TDT) at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

Similar to a drone, Dragonfly will traverse Titan's dense, nitrogen-rich atmosphere, then land on, sample and examine various sites. Dragonfly will have four pairs of rotors, each with two rotors in coaxial configuration, meaning one rotor above the other. It's similar to, but significantly larger than, a typical terrestrial drone, as the vehicle is over 12 feet both nose to tail and at the widest points, rotor tip-to-tip.




https://www.nasa.gov/feature/langley/rotors-for-mission-to-titan-tested-at-langley-s-transonic-dynamics-tunnel 

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La tecnológica ARQUIMEA compra la compañía IberEspacio a Técnicas Reunidas por 19 millones de euros

  • Con más de 30 años de experiencia, IberEspacio suministra hardware de control térmico y soluciones de ingeniería para satélites y naves espaciales. La compañía ha participado en 53 misiones en el espacio, y cuenta con más de 991 unidades lanzadas y 1.357 en progreso.
  • ARQUIMEA proporciona componentes y equipos para espacio basados en tecnologías de vanguardia. La adquisición convierte a ARQUIMEA en proveedor de referencia de productos y tecnologías críticas, en todos los niveles de la cadena de valor espacial.
  • ARQUIMEA reforzará el negocio de IberEspacio y lo dotará de nuevas capacidades para integración de satélites en el marco de la constelación de telecomunicaciones BeetleSat, que la compañía lidera.

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FAA introduces new restrictive limitations for Embraer E170s - AeroTime

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Boeing resumes 777-9 testing after engine-issue prompted flight-test pause

miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2022

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Supply chain hurts A220 assembly flow, big push to meet year-end delivery target

HOTR: Supply chain hurts A220 assembly flow, big push to meet year-end delivery target https://leehamnews.com/2022/12/20/hotr-supply-chain-hurts-a220-assembly-flow-big-push-to-meet-year-end-delivery-target/ 

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Zero-G flight for disability ambassadors shows space is for all | Space

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[Podcast] Elisa "Chichana" Patiño, primera aviadora española, con Elvira Menéndez (actriz, guionista y escritora) - Sandglass Patrol

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Airline Pilots Association Says New Pilots Supply Is Stronger Than Demand



Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) shared Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data showing pilot production is on the upswing and will meet industry-projected demand. In the context of recent lobbying efforts to legalize single-pilot jetliners, these statistics take on new meaning.

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Electric aircraft developer Maeve secures up to €17.5 million from EU innovation fund

Dutch start-up Maeve Aerospace, which is developing an all-electric 44-seater, has bagged up to €17.5 million ($18.6 million) in EU innovation funding.


https://www.flightglobal.com/electric-aircraft-developer-maeve-secures-up-to-175-million-from-eu-innovation-fund/151419.article 

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GA-ASI vuela el nuevo NATO Pod multipropósito en el MQ-9 - Sener

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) voló por primera vez el nuevo NATO Pod el pasado 23 de noviembre de 2022. El NATO Pod es un desarrollo conjunto de GA-ASI y Sener Aeroespacial. El NATO Pod está construido por Sener Aeroespacial en Europa para cumplir con los estándares de aeronavegabilidad de la OTAN, al tiempo que aumenta las opciones de configuración y carga útil para los aviones pilotados remotamente MQ-9A y MQ-9B producidos por GA-ASI. El nuevo producto está diseñado para clientes internacionales interesados en integrar rápidamente capacidades de carga útil soberanas para alcanzar objetivos de misión específicos.




https://www.group.sener/noticias/ga-asi-vuela-el-nuevo-nato-pod-multiproposito-en-el-mq-9/ 

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ALERT President Zelensky is in flight to Washington to meet President Biden and address Congress - AIRLIVE

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What Are The Major Challenges Of Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft?

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Airbus Helicopters achieves Racer power-on milestone

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Air One personal eVTOL successfully transitions from hover to cruise

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First flight of teleoperated helicopter aims for agile and safer fire operations

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A 10-Year-Old VIP Boeing 747-8 With Around 50 Flight Hours Is Being Scrapped

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NTSB Report Shows In-flight Break Up of Cessna Caravan

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Demonstrators and customer feedback at heart of Embraer’s Energia roadmap

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Raytheon completes first test run of its Dash 8 hybrid-electric powerplant

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MT Flight Tests 11-blade Propeller on Piper Cheyenne Turboprop | General Aviation News: Aviation International News

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How tight space at Sea-Tac drives flight cancellations when it snows | The Seattle Times

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Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Provide UAS to UK Army

martes, 20 de diciembre de 2022

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Low-time Retired Boeing BBJ 747-8 Scrapped | Business Aviation News: Aviation International News

Ten years after delivery and fewer than 50 flight hours of service, the first Boeing 747-8 to be scrapped—a BBJ variant ordered by the Saudi Arabian government—was dismantled on Monday, according to digital aviation hub Aerotime.



https://www-ainonline-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2022-12-20/low-time-retired-boeing-bbj-747-8-scrapped?amp 

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H3 Dynamics and Carbonx to build Hydrogen-Powered Drones

lunes, 19 de diciembre de 2022

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Sustainable Air Transport. Part 50. eVTOL production volumes.

Bjorn's Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 50. eVTOL production volumes. https://leehamnews.com/2022/12/16/bjorns-corner-sustainable-air-transport-part-50-evtol-production-volumes/ 

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Nope, not convinced about Boom’s new entrant engine plans

Pontifications: Nope, not convinced about Boom's new entrant engine plans https://leehamnews.com/2022/12/19/pontifications-nope-not-convinced-about-booms-new-entrant-engine-plans/ 

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ATSB criticises Boeing safety inspection as Virgin 737 rolls right

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FAA Proposes Airworthiness Directive For Boeing 787 Equipment Water Leaks

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[Vídeo] Avión de los hermanos Wright en vuelo

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Is This Offshore Advanced Air Mobility Concept The Small Airport Of The Future?

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Why Did Boeing's Proposed Supersonic 2707 Airliner Fail?

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Supersonic civilian aircraft prospects dim as 2023 opens

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Is alternative propulsion ready for aviation transfer of power?

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Emirates Airbus A380 Slide Inflates With Jet Bridge Attached In Manchester

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UltraFan: Rolls-Royce Will Begin Testing Its Biggest Ever Engine Early Next Year

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COMAC delivers first domestically built ARJ21 regional jet to a foreign airline

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"The AH-1Z Viper: Most Advanced Attack Helicopter in the World" @ YouTube

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Beta achieves multi-mission flight from New York to Kentucky - Vertical Mag

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Political Instability Causes 5 Peruvian Airports To Temporarily Close

sábado, 17 de diciembre de 2022

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Rolls-Royce & Gulfstream Conduct Test On 100% SAF Blend G650 Business Jet

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Final Pilatus PC-6 crashes on delivery flight : : FLYER

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First Two O3b mPOWER Satellites Sending, Receiving Signals After Successful Dual-Stack Launch

Milestone sets stage for service provider SES to deliver global connectivity services with unrivaled flexibility and guaranteed reliability



https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=131193 

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Airbus achieves key milestone on EGNOS European satellite-based navigation augmentation system

Airbus has successfully achieved the System Critical Design Review (CDR) on the EGNOS V3 satellite-based augmentation system. The EGNOS V3 (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) is designed to add key security features for the most safety-critical applications such as aircraft navigation and landing, and will provide entirely new services for maritime and land users.



https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2022-12-airbus-achieves-key-milestone-on-egnos-european-satellite-based?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss 

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Europe’s Future Combat Air System: on the way to the first flight

On behalf of the governments of France, Germany and Spain, the French General Directorate for Armament (DGA) has awarded to Dassault Aviation, Airbus, Indra, Eumet and their industrial partners the contract for the Demonstrator Phase 1B of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). This landmark contract, amounting to € 3.2 billion, will cover work on the FCAS demonstrator and its components for about three and a half years.


https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2022-12-europes-future-combat-air-system-on-the-way-to-the-first-flight?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss 

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SAF Production Proliferates But Aviation Has a Long Way To Go

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AAC to develop a unique free-swinging tilt-wing UAV for NASA

NASA has contracted Virginia's Advanced Air Company to design and build a prototype of a new type of transition-capable eVTOL drone – a tilt-wing concept that uses aerodynamic forces instead of actuators to tilt the wings and propulsion systems.

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https://newatlas.com/aircraft/aac-aerodynamic-tilt-wing/ 

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Adjudicación del contrato para la siguiente fase del proyecto NGWS/FCAS

viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2022

El contrato que pone en marcha la siguiente fase del proyecto NGWS/FCAS ha sido adjudicado el 15 de diciembre a Dassault Aviation, Airbus Defense and Space GmbH y Airbus Defense and Space SAU, Indra y Eumet (Joint Venture entre Safran Aircraft Engines y MTU Aero Engines).

Este contrato, valorado en unos 8.000 millones de euros, tendrá por objeto preparar y realizar las demostraciones de los distintos sistemas del NGWS. Uno de los principales hitos de estas demostraciones será el primer vuelo del demostrador del New Generation Fighter (avión de combate de nueva generación).

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Estudiantes de la ETSIAE ayudan a demostrar la viabilidad técnica de un diseño de reflector desplegable de Airbus para misiones espaciales

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Turkey's Baykar launches new jet-powered drone, aiming for air-to-air combat

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Embraer E195-E2 and E190-E2 Receives Type Certification in Canada

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[Embraer-China] Ruili Airlines Joins Embraer’s Energia Advisory Group


Ruili Airlines has signed an agreement with Embraer to join its Energia Advisory Group - Energia is Embraer's project developing sustainable aircraft for the future. The companies will work together on the design requirements for next-generation sustainable aircraft and the potential market in China. Based at Kunming Changshui International Airport, Ruili Airlines is a full-service premium carrier focused on innovation. The airline operates a domestic and international route network across China and Southeast Asia. 

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Turkey's Baykar launches new jet-powered drone, aiming for air-to-air combat | Reuters

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Here’s What We Know About The Second An-225 Antonov Wants To Build

jueves, 15 de diciembre de 2022

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FADEC Alliance to develop engine controls for CFM RISE open rotor demonstrator

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Avio Aero plans rig tests of hybrid-electric Catalyst engine

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"What is Europe's new MEGA Air Defense Project?" @ YouTube

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Germany approves 10 bln euro F-35 jet deal with U.S.

Germany got the go-ahead to buy F-35A fighter jets produced by U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin as part of military...


https://aviationnews.eu/news/2022/12/germany-approves-10-bln-euro-f-35-jet-deal-with-u-s/ 

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Boom Supersonic Outlines Its Own Engine Design

Taking on a huge risk to the Overture supersonic airliner program, Boom Supersonic has elected to design and build its own turbine engine.


https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2022-12-13/boom-supersonic-outlines-its-own-engine-design 

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Rotor Tech's 'Cloud Pilot' Flies Uncrewed R22 Helo

Rotor Technologies hopes to apply its remotely-operated aircraft technology to aerial firefighting.


https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/general-aviation/2022-12-14/rotor-techs-cloud-pilot-flies-uncrewed-r22-helo 

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H3 debuts all-in-one hydrogen powertrain pods for long-range flight

France's H3 Dynamics has presented its self-contained hydrogen propulsion pods for retrofit or line fit to drones and airplanes. They deliver enormous range and endurance figures without heavy batteries, and they mirror the approach Airbus and others are taking with commercial airliners.

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https://newatlas.com/drones/h3-hydrogen-propulsion/ 

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Airport security 100ml liquid rule to be scrapped - BBC News

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Japan to radically overhaul defence policy on China threats

miércoles, 14 de diciembre de 2022



Japan is expected to announce its biggest defence overhaul in decades this week, hiking spending, reshaping its military command and acquiring new missiles to tackle the threat from China.


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Northrop Grumman increases hypersonic manufacturing production capacity and affordability

Northrop Grumman increases hypersonic manufacturing production capacity and affordability https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Northrop_Grumman_increases_hypersonic_manufacturing_production_capacity_and_affordability_999.html 

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Zero Emission Aviation Could Be Reality In The UK In 20 Years

The fact that aviation is, while being an incredibly hard-to-abate sector, gathering momentum towards decarbonization can hardly have escaped anyone interested in the industry. Neither has the notion that regional air travel will be the first to see significant changes and application of novel propulsion technology. And it may come sooner than expected.


https://simpleflying.com/zero-emission-aviation-reality-uk-20-years/ 

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Ouch: United Airlines Has Cut 36 US Airports From Its Network

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Air New Zealand reveals four partners for low-emission aircraft trials

Air New Zealand has selected four aircraft providers – Beta Technologies, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, Eviation, and VoltAero – for its Mission NextGen programme, which will see the carrier perform commercial demonstration flights of low-emission aircraft from 2026.


https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/air-new-zealand-reveals-four-partners-for-low-emission-aircraft-trials/151319.article 

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Airbus’ Acubed reveals latest version of advanced air traffic management simulator

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Indonesia finalises order for A400M airlifters

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US completes first full hypersonic missile test

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Engine Makers Team on Contamination Research

Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce participate in Virginia Tech program studying the impact of environmental contaminants on aircraft engines.


https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2022-12-13/engine-makers-team-contamination-research 

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Air New Zealand is the first national flag carrier to sign a letter of intent to purchase the Alice all-electric aircraft.

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J-20 Radar scattering simulation – Aircraft 101

J-20 is the world's third operational fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft after the F-22 and F-35. It made China the second country in the world after the USA to operate a fleet of stealth fighter. By the time this article is published, it is estimate that there are around 208 J-20 produced. 


https://basicsaboutaerodynamicsandavionics.wordpress.com/2022/11/27/j-20-radar-scattering-simulation/ 

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Airbus, Tim Robinson's view from the summit

TIM ROBINSON FRAeS reports from the 2022 Airbus Summit in late November, where the airframer highlighted its progress towards sustainable aviation and net zero by 2050. 


https://www.aerosociety.com/news/airbus-the-view-from-the-summit/

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Airbus ensaya su A321XLR en un vuelo de 13h. La FAA le pide que modifique sus tanques de combustible extra.

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[España] "El aeródromo Los Garranchos acogió ayer el Día Aeronáutico" en YouTube






"San Javier, ciudad del aire", celebró ayer domingo una Jornada Aeronáutica, con un día de puertas abiertas en el aeródromo Los Garranchos, donde desde las diez de la mañana, se fueron sucediendo las actividades entre las que destacó la de aeroestación. El público pudo disfrutar de los globos estáticos que ofrecían un panorama lo más parecido al vuelo con ultraligeros que también se pudieron admirar de cerca. El vuelo de las aves, con una muestra de cetrería animó un programa que incluía actividades de aeromodelismo, teatro infantil y la exposición Autogiro "Alas de Genio", dedicada a Juan de la Cierva. El recinto de Los Garranchos, sirvió como punto de encuentro para otras actividades como la tradicional exhibición de vehículos clásicos o la también tradicional jornada de puertas abiertas y demostraciones del servicio de Protección Civil. Unas migas para una mañana que empezó lluviosa y una paella gigante a medio día sirvieron para reponer fuerzas entre el público visitante que tuvo al Ayuntamiento de San Javier y los miembros del Aeroclub Mar Menor como anfitriones.



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Eurofighter precipitato in Sicilia, trovato morto il pilota Fabio Antonio Altruda - Diretta Sicilia

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Airbus To Flight Test Morphing Wing on Cessna Citation VII Testbed | Business Aviation News: Aviation International News

martes, 13 de diciembre de 2022

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US finalizing plans to send Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine | CNN Politics

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National Ignition Facility achieves fusion ignition

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the achievement of fusion ignition at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) — a major scientific breakthrough decades in the making that will pave the way for advancements in national defense and the future of clean power



https://www.llnl.gov/news/national-ignition-facility-achieves-fusion-ignition 



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China sends record wave of bombers into Taiwan defence zone

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US conducts successful hypersonic missile test: Air Force

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Boom Supersonic announces Symphony™, the sustainable and cost-efficient engine for Overture

Boom Supersonic, the company building the world's fastest airliner, today announced Symphony, a new propulsion system designed and optimized for its Overture supersonic airliner. Boom also announced that it will be teaming with three industry leaders to develop Symphony including Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT) for engine design, GE Additive for additive technology design consulting, and StandardAero for maintenance.

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https://boomsupersonic.com/news/post/boom-supersonic-announces-symphony-the-sustainable-and-cost-efficient-engine-for-overture 

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Airbus Puts The A321XLR To The Test With Planned 13 Hour Flight

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Key milestones towards manufacturing Albatross G-111T in Darwin

The foundation aircraft that will effectively be the engineering prototype for the Northern Territory's exciting new aerospace manufacturing industry has arrived in Darwin after the long journey from Victoria aboard semitrailers.

Amphibian Aerospace Industries (AAI) will restore and extensively modify the 1960s Albatross flying boat, paving the way for the versatile transport category G-111T to be manufactured from the ground up in the NT.

AAI has reached several foundation objectives including appointing key staff, establishing its research and development centre at Darwin Airport, and the delivery of the first of two original aircraft.



 https://www.amphibaircraft.com/news2222/2022/12/12/key-milestones-towards-manufacturing-albatross-g-111t-in-darwin

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Airbus A350s Will Replace Swiss’ A340s By 2025

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New Zealand moves up retirement of P-3K2 Orions

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Electronic rig explores avionics-engine interaction for Russian-powered MC-21

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Sunday 11 December saw the end of the 25-day long Artemis I mission as the Orion crew module splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.

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Airbus delivers first Sentinel-4 air-monitoring instrument to ESA | Airbus

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Boeing, United Airlines Finalize 737 MAX and 787 Order, Including Record Purchase for 100 Dreamliners

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"Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine light attack at RIAT 2022" @ YouTube

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Condor Airbus A330neo hits building in test phase before delivery

Condor Airbus A330neo plane was damaged during towing at Toulouse-Blagnac The new A330neo (MSN 1966) from the German leisure airline Condor has been standing out in the Toulouse sky thanks to its green-striped livery. Currently in the test phase, the aircraft experienced a small incident this Monday […]


https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/condor/condor-airbus-a330neo-hits-building-in-test-phase-before-delivery/ 

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Belgium’s Noise and Emissions Tax Includes Bizjets

A set of taxes to promote the use of quieter and less polluting aircraft at Brussels National Airport has been adopted by the Belgian government. Scheduled to go into effect April 1, 2023, the taxes will be imposed on business jets and airliners making flights of less than 500 km (310 nm) to or from the airport.



https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2022-12-12/belgiums-noise-and-emissions-tax-includes-bizjets 

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Report: Air India To Place Massive Aircraft Order - One Mile at a Time

lunes, 12 de diciembre de 2022

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NASA Sofía's last flight

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Boeing’s Spectrolab to Power Earth Surface Survey Mission

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USAF announces successful test of fully assembled hypersonic cruise missile

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Australian fleet of B-21s to cost $28 billion

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Why Navy has put 'on hold' its plans to acquire a third aircraft carrier - India Today

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Airbus lanza y opera un UAV desde un A400M (Portaaviones aéreos 18) y hace pruebas «multidominio»

 https://blog.sandglasspatrol.com/airbus-lanza-y-opera-un-uav-desde-un-a400m-portaaviones-aereos-18/

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Embraer pushes back turboprop launch decision, citing supplier readiness

https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/embraer-pushes-back-turboprop-launch-decision-citing-supplier-readiness/151305.article 

Embraer has delayed a decision about whether to develop a turboprop airliner after determining that suppliers are presently unable to meet its goals for the aircraft.

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Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range Completes Fourth Successful Missile Live Fire

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Russia Is Using Old Ukrainian Missiles Against Ukraine, General Says - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/12/world/europe/russia-ukraine-missiles.html 


The missiles, returned to Russia in the 1990s under an agreement aimed at assuring Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, have shown up in rubble.

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Boeing Awards Contract to Lufthansa Technik to Support New Zealand’s P-8A Poseidon Fleet

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South Korea to develop long-range cruise missile for KF-21

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Remote Carrier demonstrator released and operated from flying A400M for the first time

https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2022-12-remote-carrier-demonstrator-released-and-operated-from-flying-a400m?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss 

Germany's Bundeswehr, Airbus, the German Aerospace Center DLR, and German companies SFL and Geradts have jointly carried out the world's first successful launch and operation of a Remote Carrier flight test demonstrator from a flying A400M. Multiplying the force and extending the range of unmanned systems will be one of the future roles of Airbus' military transport aircraft in the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).

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Qantas doesn’t believe in single-pilot aircraft, says Joyce

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Artemis 1 lunar mission splashes down after record-breaking flight

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Mystery surrounds firm that hired Canadian plane found with cocaine

https://nationalpost.com/news/world/mystery-firm-canadian-plane-dominican-republic-cocaine 

Mysteries remain about the attempt to smuggle 210 kg of cocaine — worth $25 million — on a flight from the Dominican Republic to Toronto 

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Etihad Airways set to reintroduce its much-loved A380 fleet after a surge in demand from customers

https://www.etihad.com/en/news/etihad-airways-set-to-reintroduce-its-muchloved-a380-fleet-after-a-surge-in-demand-from-customers 


Four of the super-jumbos will operate between Abu Dhabi and London, with the first to be reintroduced from summer 2023

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Knife attack at Biarritz Airport, France injures four police officers

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Eve Announces Agreement with Volatus Infrastructure to Support Vertiport Automation

Eve Air Mobility ("Eve") (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Volatus Infrastructure, LLC, to supply a vertiport automation solution that will support traffic management of future electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles. Eve's Urban Air Traffic Management ("UATM") software solution will be used to improve the capacity and efficiency of Volatus' vertiports.

"Eve's new vertiport software solution will enable Volatus to ensure safe, reliable and efficient eVTOL flight operations," said Grant Fisk, Volatus Infrastructure Co-Founder. "It's vitally important to get these systems up and running so that when the FAA approves the first eVTOL vehicle, we are ready to serve them. Together, we are laying a rock-solid foundation that the UAM industry will be building upon for decades."

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Eve and FlyBIS Announce Letter of Intent to Develop eVTOL Operations in Brazil and Latin America


Eve Air Mobility ("Eve") (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with FlyBIS Aviation Limited ("FlyBIS"), an advanced air mobility start-up based in Caxias do Sul, in the south of Brazil, to collaborate on the development of eVTOL operations in Brazil and South America. Based on the agreement, FlyBIS will also purchase up to 40 of Eve's eVTOL vehicles.

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El CSIC reúne a expertos en aeronáutica para debatir sobre el hidrógeno como combustible

La jornada, que se celebra el 16 de diciembre en el campus central del CSIC en Madrid, abordará los retos del sector


https://www.csic.es/es/actualidad-del-csic/el-csic-reune-expertos-en-aeronautica-para-debatir-sobre-el-empleo-del-hidrogeno 

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Airbus delivers MicroCarb instrument, the first European mission to measure atmospheric CO2

domingo, 11 de diciembre de 2022


The Airbus built MicroCarb instrument crossed under the Channel this week en-route to be integrated with its satellite platform in Oxfordshire, England.


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GA-ASI Flies Autonomous Collaboration Using Avenger UAS

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The Italian Air Force Prepares To Celebrate Its 100th Anniversary

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Airlines Slam Spain's Face Mask Requirement

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IATA: Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Increased By 200% In 2022

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Record Year: India’s Aviation Regulator DGCA Issues Over 1,000 Commercial Pilot Licenses

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US FAA requires A321XLR fire resistance in vicinity of rear fuel tank

https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/us-faa-requires-a321xlr-fire-resistance-in-vicinity-of-rear-fuel-tank/151274.article 

US regulators have laid out formal requirements for the Airbus A321XLR's lower fuselage, in the vicinity of the rear centre fuel tank, to be resistant to fire penetration

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Fewer A-10s but protections for F-22s, EA-18Gs and F-15s in US defence spending bill

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Aurora wins DARPA contract to develop ‘active flight control’ X-plane

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Italy, Japan and UK to design GCAP fighter for compatibility with US and other NATO allies

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European premiere: Airbus-led large-scale flight demo teams up fighters, a helicopter and drones

https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2022-12-european-premiere-airbus-led-large-scale-flight-demo-teams-up?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss 

In Europe's first large-scale multi-domain flight demo led by Airbus, two fighter jets, one helicopter and five unmanned remote carriers teamed up and accomplished a mission that could occur in real-life situations. The Future Combat Air System (FCAS) Manned-Unmanned Teaming Demonstrator project will now move to the next phase: further paving the way for FCAS by developing a flying remote carrier (RC) demonstrator in the coming years.





In Europe’s first large-scale manned-unmanned teaming flight demo, led by Airbus, two fighter jets, one helicopter and five unmanned remote carriers teamed up - and helped to rid the world of a fictional rogue warlord. This multi-domain flight demo paves the way towards the Future Combat Air System.

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Eve and FlyBIS Announce Letter of Intent to Develop eVTOL Operations in Brazil and Latin America

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Belgian government puts in place new tax on aircraft, especially on private jets – Brussels Airport and Brussels Airlines react angrily

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US confirms detention of the suspect of the Lockerbie bombing that downed a Pan Am Boeing 747

The United States confirmed on Sunday that it had detained a Libyan suspected of having assembled and programmed the Lockerbie bombing in Scotland, killing 270 people in December 1988. A spokesman for the Department of Justice confirmed the arrest of Abu Agila Mohammad Masud and his next appearance before a judge in Washington. The attack […]


https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/pan-am-airlines/us-confirms-detention-of-the-suspect-of-the-lockerbie-bombing-that-downed-a-pan-am-boeing-747/ 

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Australian family killed in Piper crash in Florida

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First New Zealand Poseidon touches down



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Pilot walks away uninjured after R44 crashes on its side

https://australianaviation.com.au/2022/12/pilot-walks-away-uninjured-after-r44-crashes-on-its-side/ 

The incident occurred during an aerial spraying operation in Clare, SA in 2020, and was blamed on an undetected fatigue crack


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AURA AERO launches the glider tow-plane version of INTEGRAL E with the support of the French Gliding Federation - Aura Aero

https://aura-aero.com/en/medias/press-release/aura-aero-glider-tow-plane-version-integral-e/ 

AURA AERO, a pioneer in decarbonized aviation, has signed a partnership agreement with the French Gliding Federation (Fédération Française de Vol en Planeur – FFVP), who confirms its intention to buy one INTEGRAL E, in its tricycle version.

The aim of the FFVP is to use this aircraft daily as a glider tow-plane within a gliding club.

This new aircraft, from the INTEGRAL range, will be the first French electric tow-plane. Modern and respectful of economic and environmental challenges, it will most notably help reduce the noise impact and the carbon footprint of towing.

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Electric airplanes: AURA AERO launches the glider tow-plane version of INTEGRAL E.

https://50skyshades.com/news/manufacturer/aura-aero-launches-the-glider-tow-plane-version-of-integral-e 

AURA AERO, a pioneer in decarbonized aviation, has signed a partnership agreement with the French Gliding Federation, who confirms its intention to buy one INTEGRAL E, in its tricycle version. The aim of the FFVP is to use this aircraft daily as a glider tow-plane within a gliding club.

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Rotor X Aircraft Unveils The DRAGON Ultralight eVTOL Personal Air Vehicle Kit That Is Now Ready for Preorder


December 7th, 2022

Advanced Tactics Inc, a small defense aircraft contractor in southern California, has teamed up with the Rotor X Aircraft Manufacturing Company in Arizona, and surprised the world by secretly developing and demonstrating the first aircraft factory built Ultralight eVTOL Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) Kit, called DRAGON.   







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DJI adds cheaper 4K camera drone to sub-250-g Mini family

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Cheap sodium-sulfur battery boasts 4x the capacity of lithium-ion

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Embraer hace públicos más datos sobre sus nuevos aviones regionales

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Swiss Air Force says goodbye to the PC-9

https://scramble.nl/military-news/swiss-air-force-says-goodbye-to-the-pc-9 

On 8 December 2022, the Schweizer Luftwaffe (Swiss Air Force) ended the operations with the Pilatus PC-9, when C-412 was taking off from Emmen air base for its last flight to RUAG at Lodrino.

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Proyecto de Orden por la que se establecen los requisitos esenciales de aeronavegabilidad de las aeronaves ultraligeras motorizadas (ULM) y por la que se modifica la Orden de 31 de mayo de 1982 por la que se aprueba un nuevo reglamento para la construcción de aeronaves por aficionados | Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana

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What is the significance of today's announcement of a joint UK/Italy/Japan combat aircraft programme?

sábado, 10 de diciembre de 2022

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Airbus quietly cultivates 'building block' tech for A320 successor - The Air Current

https://theaircurrent.com/technology/airbus-eaction-xwing-a320-successor/ 

ZeroE gets the headlines, but previously unreported eAction program centers on the next evolution of Airbus single-aisle jets.

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May the energy be with you! || Polar development portable solar energy

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/199704516/may-the-energy-be-with-you?ref=project_link&fbclid=PAAab0uFGE8XVTE15kVFuOmXBH9HB154x_yuneqDoo5mWGt48IDad23r8SbAM 


So far, within PolarGreen, our line of portable solar energy, we have developed two prototypes: PolarGreen CASE and PolarGreen TOW.

Our goal in creating the PolarGreen designs was to be able to have solar power available wherever humans could reach. Solar energy is free and democratic, so we were reluctant to think that it would only be available with fixed systems

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FAA Document Fraud Case Ends with Prison Time

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Cameras without zoom, distance keeping, no iPhones and smart watches - how the B-21 Raider nuclear bomber was unveiled

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dearMoon announces 8 artists to fly to moon on SpaceX Starship | Space

viernes, 9 de diciembre de 2022

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VIDEX 2022: Vietnam company positions grenade-dropping UAV for international market

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Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range Completes Fourth Successful Missile Live Fire | Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has completed the fourth successful flight test of its AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER). The U.S. Navy launched the missile from an F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft on November 30 at the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of southern California, successfully engaging an operationally-representative, moving maritime target.


https://news.northropgrumman.com/news/releases/northrop-grummans-advanced-anti-radiation-guided-missile-extended-range-completes-fourth-successful-missile-live-fire 

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Embraer hace públicos más datos sobre sus nuevos aviones regionales - Sandglass Patrol

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Problemas de «shimming» en el 787. Pero, ¿qué es el «shimming»?

 https://blog.sandglasspatrol.com/problemas-de-shimming-en-el-787-pero-que-es-el-shimming/

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New Boeing 787 Fix Details Reveal Extent Of Gap Check Challenge

 https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/new-boeing-787-fix-details-reveal-extent-gap-check-challenge#

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First UK coal mine in decades approved despite climate concerns

 https://www-bbc-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63892381.amp

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Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 49. eVTOL production costs. - Leeham News and Analysis

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Proyecto de Orden por la que se establecen los requisitos esenciales de aeronavegabilidad de las aeronaves ultraligeras motorizadas (ULM) y por la que se modifica la Orden de 31 de mayo de 1982 por la que se aprueba un nuevo reglamento para la construcción de aeronaves por aficionados | Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana

miércoles, 7 de diciembre de 2022

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Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines Partner to Transport Humanitarian Aid Aboard New 737 MAX jets

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Boeing Delivers First P-8A Poseidon to New Zealand

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Airbus UpNext readies Citation VII for tests of morphing wing

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FAA proposes rule changes to regulate air taxi operators

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Airbus Helicopters still awaiting German decision on future of Tiger fleet

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Landing-gear analysis rounds off MC-21 static testing

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Embraer: news - Embraer - The shape of things to come, new sustainable aircraft concepts revealed

A year on from Embraer's Sustainability in Action in event, which detailed the study of four new aircraft concepts powered by new technologies and renewable energies, the company has been focusing on two 19-30 seater designs for hybrid electric and hydrogen electric propulsion. Guided by the company's 50 year technical expertise, external inputs from airlines, and joint studies with engine OEMs, these two approaches to net-zero offer a technically realistic and economically feasible pathway to net-zero.

 

 

Energia Hybrid (E19-HE and E30-HE) – revealed as a nine seater in 2021, Embraer is exploring a 19 and a 30 seater variant:   

    parallel hybrid-electric propulsion
    up to 90% CO2 emissions reduction when using SAF
    19 and 30 seat variants
    rear-mounted engines
    technology readiness – early 2030's

 

 

Energia H2 Fuel Cell (E19-H2FC and E30-H2FC) – revealed as a 19 seater in 2021, Embraer is exploring a 30 seater variant:    

    hydrogen electric propulsion
    zero CO2 emissions
    19 and 30 seat variants
    rear-mounted electric engines
    technology readiness – 2035



https://embraer.com/global/en/news?slug=1207138-embraer-the-shape-of-things-to-come-new-sustainable-aircraft-concepts-revealed 

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Airbus no longer maintains 2022 commercial aircraft delivery target, confirms financial guidance




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Fake childbirth call forces Pegasus Airlines flight to divert to Barcelona, Spain; twenty-eight passengers flee

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Sabena technics announces the acquisition of Héli-Union and becomes a European leader in military helicopter maintenance

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Australian Regulator Consults on Guidelines for Vertiports

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Tupan Unveils Turbine-powered Cargo UAV

Battery energy density is still a problem for designers who want to create electric aerial vehicles that can carry a decent payload for a useful distance, but the team at Tupan Aircraft believes it has come up with a reasonable solution. Tupan's family of high-speed, vertical takeoff and landing (HSVTOL) drones combines electric propulsion with tiny jet-A fueled turbine engines to deliver speed, payload capacity, and redundancy in a compact and capable package.


https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/general-aviation/2022-12-07/tupan-unveils-turbine-powered-cargo-uav 

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Dornier Seawings To Enter Middle East Market

Dornier Seawings (Stand 225) has signed an agreement with Gulf Enterprises that will bring the Part 23 FAA-certified Seastar amphibious twin-engine aircraft to the Middle East market. The two companies will partner on sales and marketing, operations and maintenance, and support for Middle East customers.


https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2022-12-07/dornier-seawings-enter-middle-east-market 

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Intercontinental hybrid VTOL could fly halfway around the world

Aura Aerospace has proposed a crazy new take on advanced air mobility. The five-seat Ranger looks like Darth Vader's shuttle when it's folded up, but it promises to fly further than any normal airliner, with roof-to-roof vertical takeoff and landing.

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https://newatlas.com/aircraft/aura-ranger-long-range-evtol/ 

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US Army selects V-280 Valor as replacement for Black Hawk and Apache

https://newatlas.com/military/us-army-280-valor-replace-black-hawk-apache/ 

After years of testing and deliberation, the US Army has made the US$1.3-billion decision to select the Bell V-280 Valor tilt-rotor craft to replace the Army's 2,000 UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters and 1,200 AH-64 Apache assault helicopters.

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Airbus Targets Boeing 737 with New A220-500 Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-12-07/airbus-air-targets-boeing-ba-with-new-plane-model?leadSource=uverify%20wall 


The proposed A220-500 narrowbody jet and the larger A321 could put the US aircraft giant—which won't have a new plane this decade—in a bind.

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A gyroscope-free visual-inertial flight control and wind sensing system for 10-mg robots | Science Robotics

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Fruit-fly inspired robots hold steady in a gust of wind

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-04161-x 

Flying devices weighing only 10 milligrams could be controlled by an unconventional set of instruments. 

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Virgin Orbit: Date set for historic Cornwall rocket launch - BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63836495 

The first ever orbital space launch from the UK is expected to take place on the night of Wednesday 14 December.

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[Podcast] Los aviadores y aviadoras olvidados de Pearl Harbor

 https://blog.sandglasspatrol.com/los-aviadores-y-aviadoras-olvidados-de-pearl-harbor/

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El último avión Boeing 747 ha salido de la fábrica de Everett

 https://blog.sandglasspatrol.com/el-ultimo-avion-boeing-747-ha-salido-de-la-fabrica-de-everett/

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Boeing's last 747 rolls out of factory after a more than 50-year production run

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2022/12/06/boeing-747-production-is-ending-with-shift-to-twin-engine-jets.html 


    
-Boeing has made the last 747 as it transitions to all two-engine wide-body jetliners.
-Airlines are seeking new models that are cheaper to operate than the iconic hump-backed jet.
-Cargo airline Atlas Air will take delivery of the last one, #1574, early next year.

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El Gobierno acuerda la sede de la Agencia Espacial Española en Sevilla

martes, 6 de diciembre de 2022




-La Comisión Consultiva, que elevó informe al Consejo de Ministros, votó por unanimidad Sevilla, al ser considerada la candidatura más adecuada a las necesidades operativas de dicha agencia. 

-La ministra de Ciencia e Innovación, Diana Morant, ha destacado que la Agencia Espacial Española se incluye dentro del Proyecto Estratégico para la Recuperación y Transformación Económica (PERTE) Aeroespacial, que movilizará más de 4.500 millones de euros para generar grandes oportunidades y beneficios en distintos territorios de nuestro país.



https://www.ciencia.gob.es/Noticias/2022/Diciembre/El-Gobierno-acuerda-la-sede-de-la-Agencia-Espacial-Espanola-en-Sevilla.html 

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