This week we take you to Russia, where the record for the most helicopters flying in formation, 25 in total, was achieved last summer. A record that has just been beaten in Iraq. Watch the video. Read the article.


  • H160 helicopter flight test programme moves up a notch

    A little more than seven months after the first flight of the Airbus Helicopters H160, a second prototype has just taken to the air. The flight test campaign for this new helicopter is now on target for its 2018 deadline.
     

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  • Air France’s last Boeing 747 and Alphajets midair encounter

    The meeting between eleven Alphajets of the Patrouille de France and Air France’s last Boeing 747 in formation over France took place on 27 January and immortalized by film director Eric Magnan. Watch the video. Read the article.
     

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  • Boeing 737 MAX: its differences with the current version

    What are the main differences between the current Boeing 737 and the Boeing 737 MAX, its remotorised version that will enter service in 2017? aeronewstv presents a small comparison.
     

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  • Boeing 737 MAX first flight in video

    Boeing's 737 MAX has just completed its first flight from Renton in the United States. An event that marks the start of the flight test programme for this remotorised version of the Boeing 737, the first of which should be delivered in the summer of 2017. Watch the video. More details follow in the article.
     

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  • Paraglider dances with Northern Lights

    This week, we are in Norway’s far north, at Trømso. In early January, the Spaniard, Horacio Llorens, flew under the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) with his paramotor. A show of rare beauty. See the video. Read the article.
     

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  • Electronics engineers contribute to aviation safety

    Applications to the ENAC (French national school of civil aviation) electronics engineers entry exam close on 18 February. The profession is multi-faceted and contributes to aviation safety.
     

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  • Russian Air Force’s Tupolev Tu-22M

    The Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-22M, also known as backfire, in service for over 40 years, has been used in Syria since 17 November. We take a look at this Russian supersonic strategic bomber, featuring impressive air intakes.
     

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  • World’s most powerful wind tunnel saved from collapse

    The most powerful aeronautical wind tunnel in the world will benefit from a special grant from the French Defense Ministry to prevent its collapse. Ground stabilisation work will be spread over 2016-2017. Details follow.
     

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  • Airbus group and Uber test on-demand helicopter service

    From 21 to 24 January, Airbus group and Uber, the chauffeur-driven car reservation specialist company, tested an on-demand helicopter transportation service. Offered as part of the Sundance Film Festival in the US, this pilot project aims to democratise helicopter transport.
     

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  • Patroller drone chosen by the French Army

    After two years’ competition, it is ultimately the Sagem tactical UAV Patroller, which will enter service with the French Army from 2018. Thales was vying with their Watchkeeper, and thus loses out on a contract of 300 million euros.
     

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  • What is the weight of a fighter jet ejection seat?

    Fighter aircraft ejection seats first appeared in the 40’s, and since then have saved many lives. Their weight is an important factor, both during the ejection, and for the airplane’s performance.
     

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  • Drone 100 light and sound concert

    Last November, in Germany, Intel, the US microprocessor specialists, established the world record for the largest number of drones flying simultaneously. One hundred drones flew in formation, and to music. Read the article and watch the video.
     

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