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Size / Capacity / Weight Automotive Dimensions – 5.9 m (L), 2.2 m (W), 1.5 m (H) Aerospace Dimensions – 5.8 m (L), 8.8 m (WS), 1.4 m (H) Max Take Off Weight – 960 kg (useable load 240 kg) … more

 

Hew pump controller for a family of engines TV3-117

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Thanks to the new design solutions and designated overhaul pump controller resources will surpass its predecessor indicators : United Engine Corporation (UEC) announced that has begun testing a new pump-regulator NR-3 OK for prospective helicopter engines family TV3-117 / VK-2500. … more

China unveils ‘world’s largest seaplane’

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Hong Kong (CNN)China has completed what it describes as the world’s largest seaplane. The amphibious AG600 is about the size of a Boeing 737 and will be used to fight forest fires and perform marine rescue operations, state-run news agency … more

 

In Russia, have developed a compact helicopter

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Russian engineers have presented in aviatsentr “Voskresensk” Moscow Region compact helicopter called “Micron”. The device is one of the light helicopters. Its weight is only 115 kg, according to RIA Novosti. Cruising speed of the machine is 120 km / … more

NASA Electric Research Plane Gets X Number, New Name

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With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.” This artist’s concept of the X-57 shows the … more

 

Franky Zapata’s awesome Flyboard Air redefines the concept of a hoverboard

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Flyboard Air: Franky Zapata looks strangely calm for a man standing on nothing but a pile of jet thrust (Credit: Zapata Racing). View gallery (15 images) Franky Zapata’s water-jet Flyboards have very quickly become a popular vacation experience, but the … more

Volocopter VC200

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Der bemannte Erstflug des weltweit einzigen zugelassenen Multicopters, dem Volocopter VC200, läutet den Beginn einer neuen Ära in der Fortbewegung der Menschheit ein. Selbstfliegende Lufttaxis bis hin zu ganzen Transportnetzwerken in der dritten Dimension sind mit der nun erfolgten Validierung … more

 

NASA и Boeing разрабатывают легкое крыло для пассажирских самолетов

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Инженеры NASA и компании Boeing разрабатывают новое крыло для пассажирских самолетов, которое позволит уменьшить массу воздушного судна и тем самым значительно сократить расходы топлива и выбросы. Новое крыло, по мнению разработчиков должно быть тонким и легким и в то же … more

New Concorde? NASA reviving supersonic travel

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Jetsetters longing for a return to supersonic travel might soon be in luck. The U.S. space agency NASA is pushing for a new passenger jet that looks set to fill the void left by Concorde. NASA has awarded a $20 … more

 

Greener skies: Frenchman prepares for history-making zero-carbon Atlantic flight

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(CNN)The French town of Les Sables d’Olonne is no stranger to ambitious missions to harness the forces of nature. It’s best known as the departure and arrival point of the Vendee Globe, the notoriously tough round-the-world nonstop solo sailing race. … more

NASA Picks Lockheed Martin To Work On Quieter, Cheaper Supersonic Passenger Jet

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This is an artist’s concept of a possible Low Boom Flight Demonstration Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) X-plane design. The award of a preliminary design contract is the first step towards the possible return of supersonic passenger travel — but this … more

 

Virgin Galactic unveils new SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity

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The new spacecraft replaces the previous SpaceShipTwo, which was lost in a test flight accident (Credit: Virgin Galactic) Over a year after a fatal test flight accident, Virgin Galactic is back as CEO Sir Richard Branson today unveiled the new … more

Successfully conducted a series of tests of the ion engine

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The state corporation “Roscosmos” reports about successful on the test range of the Voronezh Chemical Automatics Design Bureau (JSC KBKhA) series of the first tests of high-frequency ion electric propulsion. “In the future planned new fire tests for production resources … more

 

Is this the future of American war planes?

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Northrop Grumman unveils design of a tailless, long range fighter as Pentagon mulls sixth generation jet for service in the 2030s An artist’s rendering of what the next generation U.S. fighter jet might look like. Photo: REUTERS With its laser weapons, … more

RUSSIA TO DELIVER 14 HEAVY-HAUL HELICOPTERS MIL MI-26T2 TO ALGERIA

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Russian Helicopters Holding’s Rostvertol JSC is implementing two contracts for the delivery of modernized heavy-haul helicopters Mil Mi-26T2 to Algeria, a source in the defense sector told Interfax-AVN on Aug. 19. “The first contract provides the delivery of six Mi-26T2 … more

 

Night Vision Awards Calls For Mark of Excellence Award Nominations

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The Night Vision Awards selection committee announced today they are now taking nominations for the Mark of Excellence Award for theaward ceremony to be held in Dallas, Texas at NightCon2015 on August 27, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. The Mark of … more

KLM and Delft University of Technology have released “blended wing body”

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Dutch airline KLM and Delft University of Technology have released concept designs for an aircraft with a “blended wing body”, which could transport passengers non stop from Europe to Australia. The AHEAD aircraft, which stands for Advanced Hybrid Engine Aircraft Development, would carry 300 … more

 

Heli-Union adds third Cabri to training fleet

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French operator Heli-Union has added a third Guimbal G2 Cabri to its training fleet. Based at Angouleme, Heli Union Training Centre took delivery of two Cabri helicopters in April 2013, and demand has led them to expand the fleet. The … more

Boeing Explains Its Lithium Battery Warning to Airlines

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In 2013, the FAA Technical Center tested fire suppression of 5000 lithium batteries on a former FedEx Express Boeing 727. (Photo: FAA) Boeing’s recent guidance to passenger airlines advising that they not carry lithium-ion batteries in their cargo holds stems … more

 

Nova Systems joins with Starspeed on EC135 ops

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Starspeed’s Gloucestershire Training facility at Kemble airport has been chosen by Nova Systems as the base for their new Airbus Helicopter, H135. The partnership between the two companies will see the aircraft, now operating under its new registration G-NSYS, used … more