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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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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