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  • Russia to modernise its imposing Tu-160 bomber

    After a 24-year break, production of a modernised version of the Russian Tupolev Tu-160 is due to begin, with a rejuvenation of the world’s largest supersonic bomber.

  • First series-production LEAP engines delivered to Airbus

    The first two LEAP production engines for the A320neo were delivered on 15 April to Airbus. The first plane equipped with this engine should enter service sometime in June.

  • "Drone-Chainsaw" massacre

    Finnish farmers have just developed the "Killer Drone". An octocopter to which a chainsaw is attached, giving it the capability of doing a lot of damage. Watch this terrifying video, and read the article.

  • Volocopter VC200’s first manned flight

    On 30 March, the Volocopter VC200 executed its first manned flight. The test-pilot was able to verify the manoeuvrability of the electric multi-rotor in the air and test two important functions.

  • Clean Sky Forum: research and innovation a top priority

    The annual conference of Clean Sky, the European research programme that aims to reduce the environmental impact of aircraft by 2020, was recently held in Brussels. The priority is synergy between industry and research.

  • Falcon 8X sets off to woo first customers worldwide

    On 4 April, at le Bourget Airport, France, the first Falcon 8X, incorporating a superb cabin layout, took-off for New York, just a few minutes after our tour of the interior.

  • Boeing B-52’s distinguishing features

    Developed by Boeing, the B-52 Stratofortress entered service in 1955. Still in service, this American bomber is unconventional in many ways, and easily recognizable.

  • Boeing plans 4,000 job cuts

    Being more competitive than their rival Airbus, is what has motivated Boeing to reduce their workforce by July. The airframer’s Commercial Airplanes Division intends reducing their payroll from 82,000 to 78,000 employees.

  • Nothing bugs these NASA’s scientists

    The US space agency is developing a coating for better aircraft air penetration, with the aim of reducing airline fuel bills. The bug hunt is open.

  • Single-engined two-seater Sonaca 200 now on sale

    The Belgian plane manufacturer, Sonaca Aircraft, has officially launched its single-engined two-seater, the Sonaca 200 onto the market. The aircraft is designed for the flight school and leisure markets. Watch the exclusive video and read the article.

  • Robotic landing gear equipped helicopter

    To take-off or land a helicopter today needs a flat, stable surface, but that may soon change. US studies are being undertaken with a view to develop a rotorcraft with articulated landing gear. Watch the video. Read the article.

  • Bell Helicopter’s deluxe 525 Relentless

    After its maiden flight last July, the Bell 525 Relentless test flight programme is well under way, with a third prototype due to enter the scene within the coming weeks.

  • ATEX drone’s first delivery to a liquid gas tanker

    In late January, the first drone certified to operate in explosive environments, delivered a parcel to the crew of a Maersk group liquid gas tanker. A world first. Watch the video, and read the article.

  • Diamond Aircraft’s latest : the DA62

    The Austrian company, Diamond Aircraft’s, all-new light-piston twin, DA62 marketing has begun. The manufacturers compare their elegantly sculpted aircraft to a "luxury flying SUV".

  • Boeing’s new futuristic non-microbial toilet

    High-tech toilets for sanitised aircraft, is what Boeing engineers have just developed. Inside, there are lots of touchless technologies and ultraviolet rays. And in only three seconds 99.99% of microbes are destroyed.

  • Supersonic jet race continues

    NASA has just awarded twenty million dollars to Lockheed Martin for the development of a greener, and quieter, supersonic airliner than Concorde, to be added to the many other projects already underway.

  • A solar drone for eight-hour assignments

    The start-up Sunbirds, has just developed a drone capable of long duration assignments with wing integrated solar cells; a solar drone designed with agriculture and monitoring of large infrastructural networks in mind.

  • ArcaBoard: a hovering skateboard

    Arca Space Corporation, headquartered in New Mexico (USA), is preparing to market the ArcaBoard, a hovering skateboard, which can be used to move around over land or water at a speed of up to 12 mph (20 km/h).

  • Embraer’s E190 and E190-E2: what differentiates them?

    On 25 February, in São José dos Campos, Brazil, Embraer introduced their E190-E2 regional jet, whose entry into service is scheduled for 2018; but what are the main differences between this version and the current E190? A very brief overview follows.

Publicité :Safran-2017


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