Boeing Won A $2B Deal For KC-46 | UAE Signed F-35 Deal | NS50 AESA 4D radar For Dutch And Belgian Navies

domingo, 29 de enero de 2023

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UAE signs deal with U.S. to buy 50 F-35 jets and up to 18 drones -sources

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Pre-Loaded Bombs Installed On B-1B Lancer Bomber For First Time In 30 Years

Weapons Loaders at Dyess Air Force Base revived a capability unused for three decades. The U.S. Air Force has recently released some interesting photos showing the activity carried out a Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, [...]



https://theaviationist.com/2023/01/29/pre-loaded-bombs-installed-on-b-1b-for-first-time-in-30-years/ 

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Aer Lingus Is Still Dealing With Lost Baggage Claims For Summer 2022

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Spanish air traffic controllers strike to affect several airports

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The Covert Polish Repair Shop Patching Up Ukrainian Arms - WSJ

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F-35 will be delayed, defense wants gripens until 2035 - Czech Republic

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Drone attack on Iranian weapons factory was phenomenal success - sources - The Jerusalem Post

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CH53K realiza ensayo de carga en eslinga con un F35C - Sandglass Patrol

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Un problema de conectividad de los sistemas afecta a los vuelos de Iberia e Iberia Express

Nota de prensa


  • La facturación y el embarque de los vuelos se está realizando de forma manual, lo que ha permitido mitigar el impacto de esta incidencia
  • Los vuelos hasta las 11:30 han operado con un retraso medio de una hora
  • Iberia e Iberia Express tienen programados hoy 245 vuelos, de los que se han cancelado cinco. El 80% de los clientes afectados por estas cancelaciones podrán volar hoy mismo
  • Todos los vuelos con América -que se concentran entre las 12:00 y las 13:00- han despegado hacia sus destinos
  • El Grupo Iberia pide disculpas a todos los clientes afectados y agradece a sus empleados su implicación para sacar adelante toda la operación de hoy

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Two Indian military jets crash, one pilot killed

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Iran says it repelled drone attack on military site

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Airbus Remains Confident Of Producing 14 A220s A Month Despite Challenges

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What's The Latest With Russia's Proposed Replacement For The Antonov An-124?

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Boeing Wants White House Support For 737 MAX Sales In China

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Thailand Will Begin Building $9 Billion 'Aviation City' This Year

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Late aircraft delivery contributed to Flybe collapse, say administrators

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Failure of Iberia check-in system causes long queues

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In a compromise agreement, Walloon government amends environmental permit of Liège airport to allow more flights

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Belfast City Airport disappointed by the demise of Flybe

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Half-century of service ends for New Zealand P-3 Orions

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Gulfstream G700s on World Tour Smash 25 Speed Records

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UAE lunar rover will test 1st artificial intelligence on the moon | Space

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Le premier bombardier d'eau Beriev 200-ES algérien sort d'atelier en Russie - Aerobuzz

sábado, 28 de enero de 2023

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Carbon-neutral aircraft: Liebherr-Aerospace installs hydrogen test bench in its test center in Toulouse

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AAM Leaders Grapple With Traditional Aerospace Issues

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Electra Strategic to develop full-scale pre-production eSTOL aircraft for USAF

viernes, 27 de enero de 2023



Electra.aero, Inc. ("Electra"), a next-gen aerospace company with a mission to help decarbonize aviation and open new air transportation markets, has announced its selection by the U.S. Air Force AFWERX innovation arm for a Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) award that secures up to $85 million between private investments, government funding, and matching Small Business Innovation Research (SB…


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Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 54. Sustainable Aviation Fuel feedstocks



Last week, we learned the main pathways to Sustainable Aviation Fuel and their production volumes for the next years. Now we look at the feedstocks, what output we get from these, and... Read More



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Ukraine Requests Two Squadrons Of F-16s But Giving ‘Vipers’ to Kyiv Is Easier Said Than Done

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EASA proposes gap analysis to guide eVTOL manufacturers on pilot type rating

European regulators have put forward informal guidance on pilot type-rating requirements for eVTOL craft, to assist manufacturers seeking certification to develop a customised training syllabus


https://www.flightglobal.com/aerospace/easa-proposes-gap-analysis-to-guide-evtol-manufacturers-on-pilot-type-rating/151823.article 

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December flight campaign helps unmanned VSR-700 helicopter towards next test milestone

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Air France-KLM orders four A350F to modernise the fleet of Martinair, part of KLM Group

The Air France-KLM Group has placed a firm order for four A350Fs, the brand new Airbus widebody freighter, to be operated by Martinair Holland N.V., a Dutch cargo airline headquartered and based in Amsterdam Schiphol airport, and part of KLM Group. The A350F's will allow the airline to retire its existing older generation freighters and replace them with a clean sheet cargo aircraft that offers a big step towards more sustainable cargo operations.


https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2023-01-air-france-klm-orders-four-a350f-to-modernise-the-fleet-of?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss 

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Universal Hydrogen to Test H2 Powered Dash 8-300

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Caza «agresor» no tripulado supera con éxito ensayos de la toma de aire

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UAE to work with South Korea on MC-X military transport program

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BFT and US AFRL complete ground test for Fury uncrewed vehicle

Fury is being developed under AFRL's Bandit programme to support US forces' adversary air training missions.

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97 Years Ago Today Spain's Plus Ultra Flying Boat Arrived In Argentina After A Groundbreaking Transatlantic Voyage

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India's Aviation Regulator To Hire 1,000 Employees By 2030

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[Unmanned Aggressor]Blue Force Technologies Conducts Ground Test

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Force Technologies ("BFT") and the Air Force Research Laboratory ("AFRL") have successfully completed a ground test for a novel carbon fiber composite propulsion flowpath system for BFT's Fury uncrewed fighter under the AFRL Bandit program.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/blue-force-technologies-conducts-ground-test-301729871.html 

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Boeing Awarded U.S. Army Contract for Next Generation Diagnostic Tool

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Police UAV operator ‘saturated’ before collision with landing Cessna

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Start-up Electra Aero secures USAF funding for eSTOL development

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Airbus steps up its quest for new talent to prepare the future of aerospace

To support its commercial aircraft ramp-up, meet challenges in defence, space and helicopters, Airbus intends to recruit more than 13,000 people globally in 2023. Around 7,000 of these will be newly created posts across the company. The new hires will be instrumental in supporting our industrial ramp-up and Airbus' ambitious decarbonisation roadmap and preparing the future of aviation.


https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2023-01-airbus-steps-up-its-quest-for-new-talent-to-prepare-the-future-of?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss 

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Italian industry signs contract for next development phase of 6th generation air system

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FAA Releases Part 135 Fatigue Recommendations

The FAA recently released a 77-page report from a government/industry group recommending that the agency adopt an alertness management program (AMP) concept for Part 135 operations to protect against pilot fatigue. 



https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2023-01-25/faa-releases-part-135-fatigue-recommendations 

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Embraer Confirms Launch Delay for Proposed Turboprop

Talks between Embraer and potential suppliers for a new turboprop have advanced more slowly than expected.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2023-01-26/embraer-confirms-launch-delay-proposed-turboprop 

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Airbus To Hire 13,000 Employees This Year

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Boom Breaks Ground on North Carolina Overture Plant

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New EU rules on dedicated airspace for drones enter into force

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[España] Enagás Renovable y Alter Enersun, nuevos aliados de Cepsa en el Valle Andaluz del Hidrógeno Verde

jueves, 26 de enero de 2023

 https://www.cepsa.com/es/prensa/enagas-renovable-y-alter-enersun-se-unen-a-iniciativa-de-cepsa

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[España] Nace la Alianza para el Uso del Hidrógeno Verde en la Aviación

Nota de prensa

-    Un total de 11 instituciones y empresas del sector, entre ellos el Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana, han creado esta alianza para potenciar el proceso de descarbonización de la aviación.

Madrid, 25 de enero de 2023. El sector aeronáutico, comprometido con la descarbonización de la industria, ha firmado hoy, en la sede del Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana, un acuerdo para la constitución de la Alianza para el Uso del Hidrógeno Verde en la Aviación e impulsar la descarbonización en este sector. Esta alianza se crea para potenciar el proceso de descarbonización, consciente de que el hidrógeno verde se ha identificado como una solución sostenible para la descarbonización de múltiples sectores productivos e industriales, entre los que destaca el transporte aéreo, y que está llamado a ser un vector energético clave en el futuro de nuestra economía.

 
Amplia representación del sector
La Alianza para el Uso del Hidrógeno Verde en la Aviación está impulsada por el Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana (MITMA), el gestor aeroportuario Aena, la Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea (AESA), la Asociación de Líneas Aéreas (ALA), la Asociación Española de Empresas Tecnológicas de Defensa, Seguridad, Aeronáutica y Espacio (TEDAE), la Asociación Española de Operadores de Productos Petrolíferos (AOP), el Centro Nacional del Hidrógeno (CNH2), Gasnam-Neutral Transport, el Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA), la Plataforma Tecnológica Aeroespacial Española (PAE) y la Plataforma Tecnológica Española del Hidrógeno (PTeH2). 


Los objetivos que contempla esta Alianza son determinar las necesidades de desarrollo, producción, almacenaje y distribución de hidrógeno verde para la aviación en España, además de promover la investigación y el desarrollo de soluciones en este campo, la coordinación entre diferentes actores de la cadena de valor de la industria del hidrógeno en la aviación y el intercambio de información.


Entre las acciones que contempla esta iniciativa está la creación de hojas de ruta, cronogramas y grupos de trabajo que relacionen las necesidades u objetivos de producción y suministro, la organización de foros y congresos para intercambiar conocimientos y generar proyectos, además de la redacción de documentos de posicionamiento. Dichos grupos de trabajo serán abiertos a las aportaciones de otros actores relevantes del sector. Asimismo, la alianza canalizará la propuesta de iniciativas hacia las Administraciones e identificará proyectos y oportunidades de financiación y cooperación. 


Durante el acto de presentación de la Alianza y la firma del protocolo de actuación por parte de los once miembros, la secretaria de Estado de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana, Isabel Pardo de Vera, ha señalado que “supone una enorme satisfacción personal e institucional la firma de este Protocolo, un instrumento de colaboración que nos debe permitir acometer conjuntamente toda una serie de actividades para favorecer el despliegue del hidrógeno verde en la aviación y el transporte aéreo. Y ello en un momento en el que es imprescindible el esfuerzo de todos para hacer realidad el sueño de una sociedad descarbonizada, en la que el hidrógeno verde está llamado a jugar un papel fundamental, del cual, la aviación y el transporte aéreo no deben, ni pueden, quedar al margen”.


Por su parte, Silvia Lazcano, portavoz de la Alianza y presidenta de la PAE, asegura que “la aviación fue el primer sector en adoptar una agenda global en contra del cambio climático en la última década del pasado siglo. Su compromiso no ha cambiado de intensidad, siendo nuestros objetivos cada vez más ambiciosos. En este contexto, el hidrógeno está demostrando ser el caballo ganador como vector energético de futuro para el transporte pesado y en concreto para la aeronáutica, sabiendo que en espacio ya se utiliza desde hace algunas décadas. Sin embargo, la cadena de valor del hidrógeno se está creando y es compleja. Para conseguir los objetivos de emisiones netos cero de carbono en 2050, tal y como es el compromiso del sector, son necesarias acciones coordinadas rápidas para lograr que la producción, distribución, regulación, infraestructura aeroportuaria y tecnologías embarcadas se desarrollen a lo largo de esta década. La Alianza por el Uso del Hidrógeno en Aviación tiene como objetivo facilitar y catalizar la colaboración entre todos los involucrados para hacer esto una realidad”.


Un sector clave comprometido con la sostenibilidad
La aviación juega un papel esencial en el desarrollo socioeconómico, la cohesión territorial y la conexión internacional de España con el mundo. Por ese motivo, la industria está comprometida con la reducción de la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero, con la consecución de los objetivos climáticos mundiales alcanzados por el Acuerdo de París y, particularmente, el de emisiones netas cero de CO2 en el año 2050.
 

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[España] La Escuela Militar de Paracaidismo Méndez Parada cumple 75 años

La escuela fue creada hace 75 años y desde entonces y hasta la actualidad no ha dejado de formar paracaidistas de los tres ejércitos, además de personal de las fuerzas y cuerpos de seguridad del Estado y de países aliados. Para ilustrar el trabajo realizado baste decir que en la escuela se han realizado casi 2000 cursos, se han formado alrededor de 120 000 alumnos y se han ejecutado alrededor de un millón y medio de saltos. La plantilla orgánica es de 494 efectivos.

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"Fewer sticks; more carrots": ACI EUROPE President calls for EU to mirror US decarbonisation subsidy regime

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Air Taxis as urban transport | EASA

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[España] El Consejo del CDTI Innovación destina 72 millones de euros para 98 nuevos proyectos de I+D+I empresarial

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Japan, Sweden sign deal for possible Global Combat Air Programme co-operation

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Chinese engineer gets eight year sentence in US for spying

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MIT Gas Turbine Laboratory prepares to jet into the future

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NASA goes live with surrogate eVTOL flight tests in Texas

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New Galileo service set to deliver 20 cm accuracy

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Driving mobility into the third dimension


After selecting all partners for structural elements of its eVTOL prototype, Airbus is now focusing on two major features of CityAirbus NextGen: the electrical power distribution system (EPDS) and the human-machine interface.

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MightyFly Unveils Second-Generation eVTOL


Autonomous cargo transport company receives FAA Certificate of Authorization for long-range flight, will begin testing its last-mile and middle-mile logistics service

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HevenDrones Named “Most Disruptive Hydrogen Mobility” Company


HevenDrones, a leader in the development and commercialization of actionable drones, announced on January 25th its selection by the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance as the company with the most disruptive potential in the field of hydrogen mobility.


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Update 2: Boeing pauses remarketing China's airplanes, outlines prerequisite for a new airplane program. Update 1: Calhoun feels good despite earnings miss; Boeing reports 4Q, full year loss but financial progress continues - Leeham News and Analysis

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Boeing still coping with ‘unstable’ 737 delivery pace

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Airbus Helicopters performed steadily in a complex 2022

In 2022, Airbus Helicopters logged 374 gross orders (net: 362), highlighting the ongoing market recovery with an impressive 216 light single engine helicopters sold.


https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2023-01-airbus-helicopters-performed-steadily-in-a-complex-2022?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss 

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NASA, DARPA Will Test Nuclear Engine for Future Mars Missions

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Boeing reports loss, but first positive free cash flow since 2018

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Aircraft shortage drives demand for groups that repair older planes | Financial Times

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Jordan Signs for New-generation F-16 Fighters

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Turquía: Autogiros para control de carreteras y vigilancia de seguridad - Sandglass Patrol

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Indra will protect the Spanish Airforce A400M fleet with its inShield DIRCM system

miércoles, 25 de enero de 2023

 

  •     Indra solution jams the infrared guidance of air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles using a directed laser beam
  •     The contract awarded to Indra by OCCAR, multinational agency managing the A400M programme, includes the supply of DIRCM InShield Systems up to 9 aircrafts
  •     The system recently succeeded in the NATO Trial EMBOW tests, participated by the most recognized specialists in the field. Indra has also demonstrated the system on board of a Spanish Army CH47 helicopter
  •     The solution has been design to protect all kind of aircrafts and helicopters, and is specially intended for those operating in conflictive scenarios (threaten by terrorist and non-governmental groups) or those using airports in risky areas

https://www.indracompany.com/en/noticia/indra-will-protect-spanish-airforce-a400m-fleet-inshield-dircm-system



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Royal Air Force grounds its entire fleet of Hawk training aircraft due to engine problem

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Textron confident Bell’s FLRAA win will survive Lockheed challenge

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Airbus promises to be ‘voice of reason’ in face of eVTOL hype

Airbus Helicopters intends to be the "voice of reason" in the emerging market for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, arguing that the industry is making too many unrealistic promises about service entry.

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/airbus-promises-to-be-voice-of-reason-in-face-of-evtol-hype/151789.article 

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Israel Requests F-15EX Sale And F-15I Upgrade

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3 Years Since The 1st Flight: What's Happening With The Boeing 777X?

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European Court Of Human Rights Says Yes To Dutch Case Against Russia Over MH17

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Boeing Reports Fourth-Quarter Results

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Boeing CEO Updates Employees on 4th-Quarter Results

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Airbus insists Tiger MkIII upgrade is not ‘at risk’ amid signs of faltering French support

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Iberia Maintenance signs an exclusive multi-year contract with RwandAir

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RAF use sustainable jet fuel for Typhoon for first time

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Egypt grows its modern family

Egypt is continuing a major modernisation of its armed forces – and especially the air force. This has, in recent years, discarded its last F-4E Phantoms, Dassault Mirage 5s, and Chinese built F-7 'Fishbeds', and is replacing them with more modern fighter types.


https://www.timesaerospace.aero/features/defence/egypt-grows-its-modern-family 

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The B-21’s possible future role in maritime strike

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[España] El director de Enaire aclara que la entrada en vigor del U-Space se retrasará - YouTube

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Sirtap: el dron de Airbus que podrá operar en todo tipo de ambientes e incorporar armamento - YouTube

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[España] Robles y Valcarce visitan la nueva Unidad de drones de la UME

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Sikorsky Delivers 5,000th “Hawk,” Highlights Versatility And Future Of Iconic Helicopter

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Lockheed Martin Achieves First Light In Latest Laser Lab Demonstration


Lockheed Martin's DEIMOS first light demonstration is a crucial milestone along the path to helping the Army perform its DE M-SHORAD mission, which is intended to deliver a maneuverable laser system capable of negating unmanned aerial systems, rotary-wing aircraft and rockets, artillery and mortars.

  • First light measures the expected beam quality of the system while testing end-to-end performance of our game-changing, low-cost Spectral Beam Combination (SBC) architecture. The key benefit of the company's SBC is that power can be scaled while retaining the excellent beam quality of the individual fiber lasers.
  • In 2022, Lockheed Martin demonstrated Layered Laser Defense (LLD) capability by defeating two surrogate cruise missiles at tactically relevant ranges. This LLD capability:
  • Shares many common elements with the DEIMOS system architecture, such as allowing for a single operator to engage and destroy SHORAD targets.
  • Can be seamlessly integrated into various platforms.
  • Can fit on tactical platforms such as a Stryker vehicle because it was designed with constraints in terms of size, weight and power (SWaP).

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Lockheed Martin Announces Successful First Flight Of F-16 Block 70 Aircraft

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Watch Boeing and Atlas Air Celebrate the Final 747 on Jan. 31

Boeing [NYSE:BA] will present a live webcast of the ceremony marking the delivery of the final 747 to Atlas Air on Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. Eastern (1 p.m. Pacific).

Thousands of people – including current and former employees as well as customers and suppliers – will celebrate the final delivery in the factory constructed to produce the iconic widebody with the distinctive hump. The final airplane, a 747-8 Freighter, is the 1,574th manufactured during 55 years of production.

While the event is not open to the public, Boeing will make this live webcast available globally at this link.

After the event concludes, a video recording will be available on Boeing.com.

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Boeing Advances STEM Education, Talent in San Antonio with $2.3 Million Investment

- Multi-year commitment with Kelly Heritage Foundation expands reach for STEM education and workforce development
- Boeing to develop exhibits and curriculum for San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology
- Tech Port Center + Arena renamed as the Boeing Center at Tech Port

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SATNUS signs contract for Phase 1B of its European FCAS defense program

  • The contract, which launches the next phase of the NGWS/FCAS program, was awarded on 15 December
  • Formed by GMV, Sener Aeroespacial, and Tecnobit-Grupo Oesía, SATNUS Technologies SL is leading all the activities of the Remote Carrier Technology Pillar for the Next Generation Weapons System (NGWS) in the Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
  • The phase that is about to start will cover 36 months of activities and exceed €3 billion

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GMV to develop the ground control center for Hisdesat’s new satellites

  • Government satellite operator Hisdesat has awarded GMV the ground segment project for the two new satellites of the SPAINSAT NG program, to be located in Madrid
  • The project awarded to GMV includes cutting-edge innovations in the development and deployment of satellite control centers: communications security, satellite control system, satellite payload control system, satellite tracking and localization, as well as data reception

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100 RAAF aviators join air combat training in Nevada

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MightyFly's new autonomous cargo drone carries 100 lb for 600 miles

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Boeing ha presentado nuevo concepto de avión de carga militar - Sandglass Patrol

martes, 24 de enero de 2023

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NASA, DARPA Will Test Nuclear Engine for Future Mars Missions

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Russian TVRS-44 undergoes performance analysis for water ditching scenarios

Atlanta company Hermeus has its sights set on Mach 4 next year, to beat the Mach 3.3 benchmark set by the SR-71 Blackbird way back in 1976. Watch its Chimera hybrid engine nailing the switch between low-speed turbojet mode and hypersonic ramjet mode.

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https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/tvrs-44-undergoes-performance-analysis-for-water-ditching-scenarios/151762.article 

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Airbus to provide satellite communications for Belgian Armed Forces

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Qantas curse strikes again: sixth incident in under a week

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Turbojet to hypersonic ramjet: Hybrid Chimera engine shows its range

Atlanta company Hermeus has its sights set on Mach 4 next year, to beat the Mach 3.3 benchmark set by the SR-71 Blackbird way back in 1976. Watch its Chimera hybrid engine nailing the switch between low-speed turbojet mode and hypersonic ramjet mode.

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Primer vuelo de la CH750 eléctrica de NUNCATS

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First Flight of the NUNCATS electric Zenair 750


The 'electric sky jeep', based on a Zenith CH750, has been under construction for the past three years but on Friday, January 20, successfully took to the air at Old Buckenham Airfield, in south Norfolk.

The test flight is a significant step forward for the project and means any tweaks can now be made to speed up the production process, step up the trials and eventually see the plane take to the skies in life saving missions.

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Anti-Turkey demo in Sweden deepens tensions over NATO bid

lunes, 23 de enero de 2023

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France to boost defence spending by a third

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Vulcan rocket one step closer to launch


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket has begun its journey to the launch site in preparation for the first test flight. The certification flight one (Cert-1) rocket was completed, loaded onto the R/S RocketShip outside of ULA's rocket factory in Decatur, Ala. and is on a 2,000-mile voyage to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. "The first Vulcan is complete, and…

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Turkey's Baykar to deliver drones to Kuwait in $370 million deal



Turkey is set to deliver an undisclosed number of armed drones to Kuwait in a contract worth $370 million, Turkish defense firm Baykar said on Wednesday, January 18th.


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G4S selects Dedrone to bring airspace security to 50 countries


Dedrone announced that it has entered a partnership with G4S. G4S will now offer Dedrone's command and control drone detection, tracking and identification solution suite to its customers in more than 50 countries across EMEA.


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Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 54. Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production


Leeham News: Having introduced Sustainable Aviation Fuel, SAF, as essential for reducing Green House Gases (GHG) until 2050, we now look at how SAF is produced, what pathways from feedstock to SAF are the... Read More


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Up Close And Personal With The One And Only Kawasaki EC-1 Electronic Warfare Aircraft

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Here’s Our First Look At A British Supplied Sea King Helicopter In Ukrainian Service

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Air France-KLM Signs Its 1st SAF Agreement With A UK Airport

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Il-114-300 engine certified as derivative for TVRS-44 takes shape

Russian authorities have certified the engine for the modernised Ilyushin Il-114-300, while the manufacturer is developing derivative test powerplants for a proposed future turboprop.


https://www.flightglobal.com/aerospace/il-114-300-engine-certified-as-derivative-for-tvrs-44-takes-shape/151744.article 

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France open to future MPA with Germany despite Patmar contracts

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USAF launches AI-powered airlift planning competition

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US, Turkish defence officials meet for second round of F-35 discussions

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A ground staff strike will paralyse Berlin Brandenburg airport on Wednesday

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Air India to buy some 235 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

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China launches 100-mph hydrogen/supercapacitor train

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Un poco de historia — Megalifter: medio avión-medio dirigible gigante de carga

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eVTOL innovator launches sustainable passenger aircraft

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Turkey bought 8 German gyrocopters for guarding urban areas

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UK Startup Reveals 9 Seater Sustainable hybrid electric compound helicopter

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Two Years After Sala Crash Air Charter Association Calls For Stop To Illegal Charters

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US judge faced with request to rescind Boeing’s immunity from 737 Max prosecution

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Key US senator opposes F-16 sale to Turkey, favours F-35s to Greece

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Airbus finalises JUICE ready for its mission to Jupiter

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Australia: Electric plane development fast-tracked by Australian government grant

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Qantas suffers mechanical issue for third day in a row

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Aviation Industry Applauds Delay of EU Biometric Border Checks

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ASKA debuts fully functional A5 eVTOL prototype at CES

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[España] Aciturri crece en el desarrollo del hidrógeno verde sumándose al proyecto ValorH2

sábado, 21 de enero de 2023

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[España] El Gobierno concede una ayuda de 10 M€ a Sener para hidrógeno

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Why Airlines Are Happy The EU Is Delaying Its New Border System

viernes, 20 de enero de 2023

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U.S. Air Force And Navy Aggressors Receive Upgraded F-16Cs From Air National Guard

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Aviation Industry Welcomes Pause on Roll-Out of New Border System for EU

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US federal judge lifts Boeing’s immunity from prosecution for 737 Max crashes

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Uzbekistan Airways orders 12 A320neo Family aircraft

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Embraer’s Phenom 300MED Receives FAA and EASA Certification

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Air passenger taxis and air ambulance are seen as the biggest eVTOL growth markets, according to research from Horizon Aircraft

Air passenger taxis, air ambulances and cargo transport are seen as the three areas of the eVTOL market that will see the biggest growth over the next five years. This is according to new research (1) from Horizon Aircraft, an innovative leader in hybrid electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aerial vehicles, with private equity […]


https://www.aviation24.be/electric-aviation/air-passenger-taxis-and-air-ambulance-are-seen-as-the-biggest-evtol-growth-markets-according-to-research-from-horizon-aircraft/ 

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Kaman Ending Production of K-Max Heavy-lift Helicopter

Kaman announced yesterday that it is ending production of its K-Max synchromesh rotor utility helicopter after a production run of 60 helicopters over the course of 30 years. The company said the move is part of its strategy to eliminate "non-value-added activities" and improve financial performance. 


https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2023-01-19/kaman-ending-production-k-max-heavy-lift-helicopter 

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[Vídeo] El Do 228 de ZeroAvia vuela por primera vez con hidrógeno y queroseno

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[Vídeo] El caza coreano KF-21 rompe la barrera del sonido por primera vez - Sandglass Patrol

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G100UL Avgas Replacement Set to Soon Hit Pumps - FLYING Magazine

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Air India’s Mega Jet Deal With Airbus, Boeing Held Up by Engine-Cost Debate - Bloomberg

    Airline prepping order for up to 500 Airbus, Boeing planes
    Engine manufacturers are reluctant to offer big discounts


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-01-19/air-india-s-mega-jet-deal-held-up-by-debate-over-cost-of-engines?utm_source=website&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=twitter?sref=BZ0PiWWn 

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Development Of An Active Flow Control X-Plane For DARPA Progresses

jueves, 19 de enero de 2023

DARPA wants to develop and fly a demonstrator aircraft that does not use external mechanical flight controls. Aurora plans to fly an X-Plane in 2025. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), that serves as the [...]


https://theaviationist.com/2023/01/18/development-of-an-active-flow-control-x-plane-for-darpa-progresses/ 

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Antwerp University Staff Banned From Flights With Train Alternative

Antwerp is making the Simple Flying news twice in one day, which is not bad for a city of just over half a million people. Earlier today, we reported on the new route once more linking Antwerp Flanders International Airport with London City, operated by Luxembourg's flag carrier Luxair. However, the staff of the University of Antwerp will not be able to enjoy the service - at least not while on official university business

https://simpleflying.com/antwerp-university-staff-banned-from-flights-with-train-alternative/ 

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The Frigate Freejet - Russia's Unusual New 300 Seat Passenger Plane

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Airbus Patented Folding Wingtips Like The Boeing 777X

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Russia’s Tu-95MSM heavily upgraded strategic bomber performs test flight

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Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation developing design of new aircraft carrier

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TsAGI Keeps Studying Light Tiltrotor

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IATA Launches 2023 Air Cargo Innovation Awards

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KF-21 prototype breaks Mach 1 for first time

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Australia confirms order for 40 UH-60Ms with deliveries starting in 2023

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Stratolaunch completes second “captive carry” test flight of hypersonic vehicle

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Embraer’s turboprop ‘not on ice’ insists Meijer

Discussions with key systems suppliers must conclude before any launch decision, says Commercial Aviation head


https://www.flightglobal.com/programmes/embraers-turboprop-not-on-ice-insists-meijer/151716.article 

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ZeroAvia flies Do 228 modified with hydrogen fuel cell powertrain


ZeroAvia has successfully completed the first flight of a Dornier 228 converted to run partly on hydrogen fuel cells, with the aircraft conducting a 10min sortie from Kemble airfield in southwest England.

https://www.flightglobal.com/aerospace/zeroavia-flies-do-228-modified-with-hydrogen-fuel-cell-powertrain/151720.article 

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Airbus Helicopters finalises acquisition of ZF Luftfahrttechnik

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Delta Air Lines firms order for 12 additional A220 aircraft

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Swedish government invests in research in order to quickly get electric aviation in place

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Qantas plane lands safely in Sydney after sending out mayday signal

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Elvis's Derelict Jet Finally Finds Way Out of Desert

After baking in the New Mexico desert for nearly 40 years, one of Elvis Presley's former JetStars has a new owner with big plans.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2023-01-14/elviss-derelict-jet-finally-finds-way-out-desert 

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Ryanair’s Renewed Max 10 Talks with Boeing ‘Going Nowhere’

After having abandoned negotiations with Boeing over a large 737 Max 10 order in September 2021, Ryanair has resumed talks with the U.S. airframer about its largest Max variant, according to the low-cost carrier group's CEO, Michael O'Leary. "We are talking again,"


https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2023-01-18/ryanairs-renewed-max-10-talks-boeing-going-nowhere 

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World's fastest quadcopter sets official Guinness speed record

Racing quadcopters are insanely light, quick and agile, but they're not typically known for their top-speed figures. Mechanical engineer and hobbyist Ryan Lademann builds his own frames to push the limits, and he's now bagged a Guinness World Record.

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https://newatlas.com/drones/fastest-quadcopter-record/ 

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Air Force Research Laboratory selects BAE Systems to develop advanced seeker for maritime targeting from air-launched platforms | BAE Systems | International

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Boeing y la NASA construirán un prototipo de «airliner» con alas arriostradas de gran alargamiento

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Boeing Awarded NASA Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Contract

- NASA, Boeing and partners aim to cut fuel use and emissions up to 30% in single-aisle airplanes
- Advances in sustainable technology are crucial to reaching civil aviation's goal to be net zero carbon emissions by 2050


https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2023-01-18-Boeing-Awarded-NASA-Sustainable-Flight-Demonstrator-Contract

NASA has selected Boeing [NYSE: BA] and its industry team to lead the development and flight testing of a full-scale Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) demonstrator airplane.

The technologies demonstrated and tested as part of the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator (SFD) program will inform future designs and could lead to breakthrough aerodynamics and fuel efficiency gains.

When combined with expected advancements in propulsion systems, materials and systems architecture, a single-aisle airplane with a TTBW configuration could reduce fuel consumption and emissions up to 30% relative to today's most efficient single-aisle airplanes, depending on the mission. The SFD program aims to advance the civil aviation industry's commitment to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, as well as the goals set forth in the White House's U.S. Aviation Climate Action Plan.

"The SFD program has the potential to make a major contribution toward a sustainable future," said Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief engineer and executive vice president of Engineering, Test & Technology. "It represents an opportunity to design, build and fly a full-scale experimental plane, while solving novel technical problems."

Ultrathin wings braced by struts with larger spans and higher-aspect ratios could eventually accommodate advanced propulsion systems that are limited by a lack of underwing space in today's low-wing airplane configurations. For the demonstrator vehicle, Boeing will use elements from existing vehicles and integrate them with all-new components.

NASA's funding through the SFD Space Act Agreement totals $425 million. The SFD program will also leverage up to $725 million in funding by Boeing and its industry partners to shape the demonstrator program and meet the resource needs required. Separately, Boeing's previous internal investments for recent phases of sustainable aviation research total $110 million.

The TTBW airframe concept is the result of more than a decade of development supported by NASA, Boeing and industry investments. Under previous NASA programs including the agency's Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research program, Boeing conducted extensive wind tunnel testing and digital modeling to advance the design of the TTBW. Early conceptual studies started under NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation program.

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Ukraine's interior ministry leadership killed in helicopter crash - BBC News

miércoles, 18 de enero de 2023

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New Nuclear Rocket Design to Send Missions to Mars in Just 45 Days - Universe Today

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[Podcast] El Raid de Kirkenes, con Héctor Guillén - Sandglass Patrol

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European Rotors 2023 coming to Madrid

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Cathay Pacific considering ‘world’s longest passenger flight’ | Travel Weekly

martes, 17 de enero de 2023

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Repsol y Talgo impulsan el tren de hidrógeno renovable

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EOSX anuncia su primer vuelo “espacial” para final de año

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Lilium announces new chief financial officer and chief commercial officer - Vertical Mag

Lilium, developer of the eVTOL jet, announced that the board of directors has appointed Oliver Vogelgesang as chief financial officer (CFO) and Sebastien Borel as chief commercial officer (CCO) with immediate effect.


https://verticalmag.com/press-releases/lilium-announces-new-chief-financial-officer-and-chief-commercial-officer/ 

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¿ Solucionada la controversia sobre la fecha del primer vuelo del autogiro?

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Small plane crash lands on road near Buttonville Airport in Markham - Toronto | Globalnews.ca

lunes, 16 de enero de 2023

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Northrop Grumman partners with NASA to shape integration of uncrewed aircraft into national airspace



Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is collaborating with NASA to develop and test solutions for integrating large, uncrewed aircraft systems into the National Airspace System (NAS). The effort will focus on air cargo operations and is part of NASA's Air Traffic Management-eXploration (ATM-X) Pathfinding for Airspace with Autonomous Vehicles (PAAV) subproject. "Partnering with NASA, w


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Iran To Get Russian Su-35S Fighter Jets In Three Months

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Boeing 777X Prototype Restarts Test Flights After 5 Month Pause

Another test model of Boeing's much-anticipated 777X took flight last week after a hiatus lasting nearly half a year on the ground. The 777-9, along with three other pre-series models, have performed test flights since 2020 but have experienced some challenges.



https://simpleflying.com/boeing-777x-prototype-restarts-test-5-months/ 

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Canada Had Its Own 'Unrelated' NOTAM Disruption Hours After FAA Ground Stop

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An-26 depressurised after loading ramp opened after take-off

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Avionics upgrade to keep French air force CN235s flying until 2040

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James Webb confirms its first exoplanet – a nearby Earth-sized world

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Wind turbine as tall as a 70-story building announced in China

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UAE announces decision to invest US$30 bln in S. Korea | Yonhap News Agency

The United Arab Emirates decided Sunday to invest US$30 billion in South Korea in the nuclear power, arms and energy sectors during a summit between the two countries' leaders in Abu Dhabi, the presidential office said.


https://m-en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20230115003552315?section=news&fbclid=IwAR0LFzyykqfD_sG7_BzS4ZjTdl6tPRbf6Tz65RPZXYOyeFkcxWsCdIsVy-c 

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UK denies media report it plans to supply Apache helicopters to Ukraine

domingo, 15 de enero de 2023

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Airbus tests renewable marine fuel

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NATO sends planes to Romania to track Russian moves



NATO will send surveillance aircraft to Romania to bolster its eastern flank and "monitor Russian military activity", the alliance said on Friday. The Western military alliance has strengthened its presence in the region since Russia invaded Ukraine, which borders Romania, a NATO member. "Our AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System planes) can detect aircraft hundreds of kilometres aw


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US Airfare Prices Are Up 40% From January, Still To Increase | TravelPulse

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Why The Basic Fuselage Model Has Never Changed

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Western nations urged to subsidise emissions-free aircraft | Financial Times

Swedish start-up Heart Aerospace says airlines need incentives to decarbonise their fleets


https://www.ft.com/content/0795c6a5-546a-46ff-9421-49db1751e027?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter 

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Yeti Airlines aircraft crashes in Pokhara, Nepal | International Flight Network



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Biden, in seeking F-16 sale to Turkey, faces pushback from Congress - The Washington Post

The Biden administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve a $20 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, and a separate sale of F-35s to Greece, in a proposal already facing significant scrutiny on Capitol Hill.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/01/13/turkey-f-16s-finland-sweden-nato/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

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New ways to recover the crucial metals in batteries could make EVs more affordable.

sábado, 14 de enero de 2023

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Airbus test automations and pilot assistance technologies for helicopters

Could the humble dragonfly help pilots during flight?

The Airbus UpNext DragonFly demonstrator takes inspiration from the incredible vision and intelligent flight capabilities of the dragonfly. DragonFly has now entered the final three months of its testing phase, which will put its flightpath capability, automated landing technology, and pilot assistance technology through its paces.


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First steps towards the space station of the future


In 1998, the International Space Station was launched, with astronauts living and working aboard. In addition to advances in medicine or helping to face the issues we have on Earth — such as water and air quality — the research conducted on the ISS is critical in our journey to the Moon and Mars and helping humanity explore the confines of the universe.


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Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 53. Sustainable Aviation Fuel



Last week, we could see in an example how effective Sustainable Aviation Fuel, SAF, blended into our regular Jet fuel, would be in reducing CO2 emissions until 2050. It's the only technology... Read More


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F-15EX Fires Air-to-Air Missiles From New Weapon Stations For The First Time

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80 Years Ago Today Franklin D. Roosevelt Became The First US President To Travel By Air For Work

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Cryogenic tank designs tested for proposed Russian 50-seat regional aircraft

Russian analysts are examining ways to reduce the aerodynamic impact of external cryogenic tanks on smaller aircraft types, as it continues work on a proposed 50-seat design.


https://www.flightglobal.com/aerospace/cryogenic-tank-designs-tested-for-proposed-russian-50-seat-regional-aircraft/151607.article 

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Airbus Helicopters flies DisruptiveLab technology demonstrator

Airbus Helicopters has performed the first flight of its new DisruptiveLab technology demonstrator that will test a host of new technologies designed to cut carbon emissions by up to 50%.


https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/airbus-helicopters-flies-disruptivelab-technology-demonstrator/151624.article 

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Sweden charges up electric aviation push with funding pledge and PSO analysis

Sweden has pledged to invest at least SKr15 million ($1.4 million) each year into research and innovation activities to support the rapid adoption of electric aircraft in the country.


https://www.flightglobal.com/aerospace/sweden-charges-up-electric-aviation-push-with-funding-pledge-and-pso-analysis/151631.article 

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NASA now eyes 2023 first flight for X-59, as supersonic projects face heat

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Automations: Airbus tests new technologies to enhance pilot assistance


Airbus UpNext, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus, has started testing new, on ground and in-flight, pilot assistance technologies on an A350-1000 test aircraft.

https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2023-01-airbus-tests-new-technologies-to-enhance-pilot-assistance?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss 

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F-35 Lightning II conducts first flight with TR-3, configuration

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RAF’s first use of sustainable aviation fuel in Typhoon and Hercules aircraft

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China expects annual production capacity of C919 planes to reach 150 in 5 years

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First flight of a Boeing 737 MAX by a Chinese airline since 2019

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Hawaiian Airlines flight turbulence that injured dozens was due to a cloud behaving weirdly: Report | Fortune

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Rocket engine failure behind botched 747 launch

viernes, 13 de enero de 2023

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Airbus Tests Autonomous Flight Diversions and Taxiway Support

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FAA Blames Damaged Database File for Notam System Outage

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Laser-charged Chinese drone can stay in the air indefinitely

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Las soluciones de Francia y España al reemplazo de sus aviones de patrulla Marítima.

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La DGA lance deux études d’architectures de l’avion de patrouille maritime futur | Ministère des Armées

jueves, 12 de enero de 2023

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RYSE Aero Is Taking Reservations for Ultralight RECON eVTOL

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Airbus to sign for Spanish C295 MPA in early 2023, also pitches MSA variant

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El centenario del autogiro en la Tele, con Lorenzo Milá - Sandglass Patrol

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Drone-Delivered Lung Proves Practicality Of Flying Donor Organs Without Crew

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Drone Delivery Takes Off for Amazon, Walmart | Kiplinger

Drone deliveries are already happening in parts of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia as the two top retailers engineer ways to get deliveries into customers' hands in faster, smoother ways


https://www.kiplinger.com/personal-finance/shopping/drone-delivery-takes-off-for-amazon-and-walmart 

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eVTOL: los números no salen - Sandglass Patrol

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US flights grounded after FAA computer system fails | Financial Times

miércoles, 11 de enero de 2023

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Russia runs budget deficit as defence spending rises



Russia swung from a budget surplus to a deficit last year, officials said Tuesday, as authorities boost defence spending amid Moscow's assault on Ukraine. The deficit reached 3.3 trillion rubles ($47 billion), or 2.3 percent of gross domestic product, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told a government meeting. Russia ran a budget surplus in 2021. Siluanov said that compared to 2021,


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Boeing needs "real honest-to-God product development:" ex-CEO - Leeham News and Analysis

"I've got to be really careful," Condit replied, choosing his words carefully. "I've been retired for almost two decades. I think there are some things that I have heard and observed that I agree with, like SAF as a place to go, is one of those. I think it's important for Boeing to do some real honest-to-God important development because over time you lose skill. If you don't do things, you lose your capability to do them. It's important that skills get exercised."

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https://leehamnews.com/2023/01/10/boeing-needs-real-honest-to-god-product-development-ex-ceo/ 

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NASA Is Replacing Its Aging DC-8 With A Boeing 777

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China’s TB-001 UAV may have support role for ballistic missile attacks

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Virgin Orbit begins investigating failed inaugural UK satellite launch

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Dassault resumes Rafale deliveries to French air force

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LCI adds Chaparral autonomous cargo aircraft to portfolio as developer eyes 2023 flights

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Task force wrapping up plans to build UAV fleet - Taipei Times

About 3,000 UAVs are to be used for military purposes despite not being made to military specifications, and are expected to be delivered to the military by next year, the task force said.

The UAVs would primarily provide support or be used in field operations, it said. 


https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2023/01/08/2003792191 

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