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Reduced Aircraft Mass

March 19, 2018 • Ideas, Wikidot

1. Reduced structural and payload weight Some of the ideas dealt with in other sections may have relevance here: the use of ground power augmentation (section 2.2) may serve to reduce engine thrust or the use of detachable or ground located undercarriages (section 4.1.3). However, the most effective approach to a better relationship between power,… Read More ›

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American Airlines Celebrity Ski Raises $1 Million for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


American Airlines raised more than $1 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the 33rd Annual American Airlines Celebrity Ski weekend. Guests were joined by more than 20 celebrities – including Lenny Clarke, Louis van Amstel and Andre Reed – on the snowy slopes of Beaver Creek, Colorado. Funds will go directly to support the… Read More ›

Manufacturer »

Citation Longitude circles the globe: 31,000 nautical miles in 31 days


Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron, Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the Cessna Citation Longitude has successfully circumnavigated the globe, demonstrating its commanding performance and impressive reliability to customers along the way. Throughout its world tour, the Longitude traveled more than 31,000 nautical miles, flew 27 legs and visited 12 countries.  “This far-reaching tour enabled… Read More ›

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Airbus Helicopters Awarded $273 Million Contract for 35 UH-72A Lakotas for the U.S. Army


Airbus Helicopters, Inc. received a contract valued at approximately $273 million to deliver 35 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army. The $273 million contract includes the UH-72A production aircraft, associated technical and flight operator manuals and program management. This procurement is broken into two configurations: 17 UH-72A Lakotas for the Initial Entry Rotary… Read More ›

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Textron Aviation Inc.


Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. For more than 90 years, the Textron Aviation brands have represented unrivaled innovation, performance and leadership in the industry, offering an unmatched value proposition rooted… Read More ›

Engines »

SpiceJet, CFM sign $12.5 billion engine/services deal


• Finalizes LEAP-1B engine order for 155 737 MAX airplanes • Adds long-term services agreement for entire LEAP-1B fleet SpiceJet and CFM International today announced a $12.5 billion U.S. agreement that finalizes the purchase of LEAP-1B engines to power a total of 155 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, along with spare engines to support the fleet…. Read More ›

Aerospace »

Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds


Global climate is a tremendously complex phenomenon, and researchers are making painstaking progress, year by year, to try to develop ever more accurate models. Now, an international group including researchers from the Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) in Japan, using the powerful K computer, have for the first time accurately calculated the effects of… Read More ›

Aviation Organizations »

ERA publishes guidance to airlines on Brexit


Following the publishing of ERA’s (European Regions Airline Association) position on Brexit in September last year, the association has released guidance to its airlines to give them some advice in preparation for the different potential Brexit scenarios. Brexit is one of the biggest priorities for ERA and the purpose of the published document is to… Read More ›

Space »

Airbus receives go-ahead for twin GRACE-FO satellites


NASA-JPL and GFZ will continue a series of vital Earth system measurements with new satellites in spring 2018 Transport to Vandenberg launch site in California planned for December Friedrichshafen / Ottobrunn, 10/11/2017 – After a successful year-long test campaign by Airbus at IABG in Ottobrunn near Munich, the twin GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment… Read More ›

Air Transport and cargo »

Hawaiian Airlines Brings Culture-Based Education Onboard


Hawaiian Airlines is bringing onboard inspiring stories showcasing the power of culture-based native Hawaiian education in a series of exclusive in-flight videos. Guests will learn how educators are turning streams, fishponds and the voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a into immersive classrooms while using traditional Hawaiian practices to empower youth. The new series was produced by Kanaeokana, a… Read More ›

business aviation »

Dassault Aviation Launches Falcon 6X, Setting New Standard In Long-Range Large-Cabin Segment


Dassault Aviation today unveiled the Falcon 6X, the most spacious, advanced and versatile twinjet in business aviation. This new 5,500 nm aircraft will make its first flight in early 2021 and begin deliveries in 2022. Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Pure®Power PW800 engines have been selected to power the Falcon 6X that offers the largest, quietest… Read More ›

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TUI taking part in national apprenticeship week


To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week running from 5th to 9th March 2018, TUI stores across the UK & Ireland are working with local schools and colleges to give young people a taste of travel. Across the week more than 20 events will take place in TUI stores up and down the country from Sheffield to… Read More ›

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