Aircraft – Aircraft Walkaround http://aircraftwalkaround.com/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 10:14:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://aircraftwalkaround.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/aircraft-walkaround-icon-150x150.png Aircraft – Aircraft Walkaround http://aircraftwalkaround.com/ 32 32 Canadian Company Announces Completion of Small-Scale Urban Airplane Prototype http://aircraftwalkaround.com/canadian-company-announces-completion-of-small-scale-urban-airplane-prototype/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 10:14:00 +0000 http://aircraftwalkaround.com/canadian-company-announces-completion-of-small-scale-urban-airplane-prototype/

Canadian aerospace engineering company Horizon Aircraft has announced that the 50% scale prototype of its Cavorite X5 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is complete. The Cavorite X5 will be a small hybrid-electric aircraft, aimed primarily at the emerging urban air mobility (UAM) market.

“With a 22 foot [6.7 m] wingspan, 15 feet [4.57 m] in length and capable of speeds in excess of 250 km/h, this 50% scale prototype is an impressive aircraft,” said Horizon Aircraft CEO. brandon robinson. “Furthermore, it will provide valuable information that will help reduce technical risk as we move forward with the detailed design of our full-scale aircraft.”

Unlike more radical electric-powered UAM VTOL designs pursued by other developers, the Cavorite uses fixed wings to generate lift for most of its flight time. The use of wings greatly reduces drag and it will perform 98% of its flights operating like a conventional aircraft. According to the company, this would make it safer and should make it easier to certify than the more radical, wingless alternative designs.

Not that the Cavorite design uses conventional fenders. The aircraft has an innovative configuration of lifting fans in the wings, which the company has patented. It is these lift fans, plus others in the nose canards (miniature wings at the front of the aircraft), that give it the ability to land and take off vertically.

The 50% scale prototype will now undergo “rigorous” testing. These tests will have a strong security focus. Soon, testing will begin on the “transition” phase of flight (i.e. going from vertical takeoff to conventional forward flight, and the reverse process for landing). This will be followed by high-speed flight testing.

The full-size Cavorite X5 will be able to carry one pilot and four passengers. Powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system, it will have a length of 11.6m, a wingspan of 15.3m and a height of 2.8m. It will have a maximum gross weight of 1,633 kg, a useful payload of 363 kg in VTOL operation and 635 kg in conventional takeoff. The maximum cruising speed will be 450 km/h and the maximum range (including fuel reserve) 500 km.

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Planes from Germany, Hungary and Italy will begin patrolling the skies of the Baltic States from August 1 http://aircraftwalkaround.com/planes-from-germany-hungary-and-italy-will-begin-patrolling-the-skies-of-the-baltic-states-from-august-1/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 09:24:00 +0000 http://aircraftwalkaround.com/planes-from-germany-hungary-and-italy-will-begin-patrolling-the-skies-of-the-baltic-states-from-august-1/

As surveillance planes from seven NATO countries staged air-to-ground warfare exercises over Romania, fighter jets from Germany, Hungary and Italy stand ready for aerial patrols over the Baltic region as part of the NATO Air Policing mission on August 1. Monday.

Four Hungarian JAS-39 fighter jets and some eighty personnel will carry out the mission from Šiauliai air base in Lithuania, while four German fighter jets will take off tomorrow from Ämari in Estonia, according to NATO, to patrol in the skies of the Baltic state. They will be joined by Italian Eurofighters based in Malbork, Poland, to conduct sorties over NATO member states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as the threat of Russian aggression in the countries neighbors looms after the invasion of Ukraine.

In line with NATO’s air policing mission, member states’ fighter jets will take to the skies when aircraft near Allied airspace “fail to follow correct piloting procedures”. This may include filing a flight plan and communicating with air traffic control.

“NATO Air Policing is a clear example of Alliance solidarity in action,” NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said in a statement. “At a time when European security has been fundamentally altered by Russia’s war against Ukraine, NATO fighter jets remain ready around the clock to protect Allied airspace. We are always vigilant,” she added.

New air force contingents to replace Belgian, French and Spanish units

The NATO nation’s new air force contingents will replace Belgian, French and Spanish units that have been patrolling the region since April, a month after troops from Moscow launched an assault, jeopardizing European and transatlantic regional security. Czech combat aircraft based at Šiauliai station will continue their deployment throughout the summer, NATO said. “Allies have taken turns guarding the skies over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since joining NATO in 2004 because the three countries do not have their own fighter jets. “, further indicated the Western Military Alliance.

“Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, NATO has further reinforced air patrols in the eastern part of the Alliance, with additional aircraft,” according to NATO.

Elsewhere, Romanian F-16s, French Rafales and German Tornado jets as well as US EA-18 fighter jets have also been launched from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Mediterranean. In response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, NATO has in recent months significantly increased its military presence on Europe’s eastern flank and in the Baltic region, with more troops, a maritime presence and aircraft. on patrol.

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Explained: Why an aircraft carrier matters, especially since it’s made in India http://aircraftwalkaround.com/explained-why-an-aircraft-carrier-matters-especially-since-its-made-in-india/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 02:30:57 +0000 http://aircraftwalkaround.com/explained-why-an-aircraft-carrier-matters-especially-since-its-made-in-india/ The Indian Navy on Thursday (July 28) took delivery of the IAC-1, the first locally built aircraft carrier from its manufacturer, Cochin Shipyard Ltd. The carrier, which after commissioning will be called ‘Vikrant’, was handed over to the Navy ahead of schedule. The commissioning is expected to take place on Independence Day.

The aircraft carrier, which successfully completed its fourth and final phase of sea trials three weeks ago, places India in an elite club of nations capable of designing and building these giant warships and powerful. “A momentous day in Indian maritime history and indigenous shipbuilding coinciding with #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav,” the Indian Navy spokesperson posted on Twitter.

Why is it important for India to have an aircraft carrier?

An aircraft carrier is one of the most powerful maritime assets for any nation, enhancing a navy’s ability to travel far from its home shores to conduct air dominance operations.

Many experts consider having an aircraft carrier essential to being considered a “blue” navy, i.e. a navy that has the ability to project a nation’s strength and power. On the high seas.

An aircraft carrier usually leads as the capital ship of a carrier strike group/battle group. As the carrier is a popular and sometimes vulnerable target, it is usually escorted in the group by destroyers, missile cruisers, frigates, submarines and supply ships.

And why is it so important that this warship was made in India?

Only five or six countries currently have the capacity to manufacture an aircraft carrier, and India has now joined this prestigious club. Navy experts and officials said India had demonstrated its capability and self-reliance to build what is considered to be one of the most advanced and complex battleships in the world.

India also had aircraft carriers earlier – but these were either built by the British or the Russians. The “INS Vikramaditya”, which was commissioned in 2013 and is currently the Navy’s only aircraft carrier, began as the Soviet-Russian warship “Admiral Gorshkov”.

India’s first two carriers, ‘INS Vikrant’ and ‘INS Viraat’, were originally the British-built ‘HMS Hercules’ and ‘HMS Hermes’. These two warships were commissioned into the Navy in 1961 and 1987 respectively.

According to the Navy, more than 76 percent of the hardware and equipment aboard the IAC-1 is indigenous. This includes 23,000 tons of steel, 2,500 km of electrical cables, 150 km of pipes and 2,000 valves, as well as a wide range of finished products, including rigid hull boats, galley equipment, air conditioning and refrigeration and steering gear.

The navy said earlier that more than 50 Indian manufacturers were directly involved in the project and that around 2,000 Indians were given direct employment aboard the IAC-1 every day. More than 40,000 others were employed indirectly.

The Navy has calculated that around 80-85% of the project cost of around Rs 23,000 crore has been reinvested into the Indian economy.

Why will this new warship be called “INS Vikrant”?

IAC-1 – as the carrier is currently codenamed – was designed by the Indian Navy’s Naval Design Directorate (DND) and built at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), a public sector shipyard under of the Navy Department.

When commissioned, she will be called “INS Vikrant”, the name that originally belonged to India’s first much-loved aircraft carrier, a source of immense national pride for several decades of service before her commissioning. out of service in 1997.

The original ‘Vikrant’, a 19,500 ton Majestic-class warship, which was acquired from the UK in 1961, played a prominent role in the 1971 war with Pakistan. India has deployed the ‘Vikrant’ to the Bay of Bengal, and its two air squadrons of Sea Hawk fighter jets and Alize surveillance jets have been used in strikes against ports, merchant ships and other targets, and to prevent Pakistani forces from escaping by sea.

Last year, as the IAC-1 embarked on its maiden sea trial, the Navy hailed the “proud and historic day for India as the reincarnated ‘Vikrant’ sails for its maiden sea trials…, in the 50th year of his illustrious predecessor’s key role in victory in the 1971 war”.

What weapons and equipment will the new “Vikrant” have?

The new warship is comparable to the Indian aircraft carrier “INS Vikramaditya”, which is a 44,500 ton ship and can carry up to 34 aircraft, including fighter jets and helicopters.

The Navy previously said that once commissioned, the IAC-1 would be “the strongest maritime asset”, which will operate the Russian-made MiG-29K fighter jet and Kamov early warning helicopters. -31, both of which are already in use on the ‘Vikramaditya’.

The new ‘Vikrant’ will also operate the soon-to-be-inducted MH-60R Seahawk multirole helicopter, manufactured by US aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin, and the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) built by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. based in Bengaluru.

According to the Navy, the warship will offer an “unrivaled military instrument with its ability to project air power over long distances, including air interdiction, anti-surface warfare, offensive and defensive counter-air, warfare airborne anti-submarine and airborne early warning.”

Now that India has demonstrated its capability, will it build more carriers?

Since 2015, the navy has been seeking permission to build a third aircraft carrier for the country, which if approved will become India’s second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2). This proposed carrier, which will be named ‘INS Vishal’, is intended to be a giant 65,000 ton ship, much larger than the IAC-1 and ‘INS Vikramaditya’.

The Navy tried to convince the government of the “operational necessity” of having a third aircraft carrier. Former naval chief of staff Admiral Karambir Singh had said the navy could not remain a “tethered force”. Navy officials have argued that in order to project power, it is essential that India can venture far out into the oceans, which can best be done with an aircraft carrier.

However, for the government to be convinced of the need for the IAC-2, a “change of mindset” is needed, navy sources had earlier told The Indian Express. Former Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat had spoken out against investing in another aircraft carrier and suggested that Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands could instead be developed as assets “unsinkable” naval vessels.

But navy officials have said that to defend the vast Indian Ocean region, persistent air power is needed day and night. A third aircraft carrier will provide the navy with surge capability, which will be essential in the future, they argued.

Further, it is argued that now that India has developed the capability to build such ships, it should not be reduced. The expertise acquired by the Navy and the country over the past 60 years in the “art of maritime aviation” must not be wasted either.

While the US Navy has 11 aircraft carriers, China is also moving aggressively with its aircraft carrier program. It currently has two carriers, a third is in the works, and two more are expected to come into service within a decade.

Navy officials point out that even if India gives the green light to the IAC-2 project now, it will take more than 10 years before the warship is commissioned.

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Oshkosh 2022: Daher introduced its new Kodiak 900 utility aircraft http://aircraftwalkaround.com/oshkosh-2022-daher-introduced-its-new-kodiak-900-utility-aircraft/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 23:57:40 +0000 http://aircraftwalkaround.com/oshkosh-2022-daher-introduced-its-new-kodiak-900-utility-aircraft/

Daher introduced the Kodiak 900, the largest and fastest version of its family of light utility aircraft, during the Oshkosh AirVenture. This new model, which joins the TBM 910 and TBM 960 family, completes the company’s range of aircraft.

The Kodiak 900 inherits the STOL qualities of the Kodiak 100 but lengthens the fuselage by 3.9 feet (1.2 meters), providing more space for passengers and cargo. Additionally, the model features an increased cruising speed of 210 knots and a higher payload, providing a maximum range of 1,129 nautical miles. Fuel consumption has also been reduced by nine percent.

Development of the Kodiak 900 began in 2016. To date, three test aircraft have been built: a static aircraft for structural testing, a prototype for flight testing, and the first production aircraft for FAA certification. The maiden flight of the Kodiak 900 took place on February 28, 2020.

Nicolas Chabbert, senior vice president of the aircraft division of Daher, announced during the presentation of the model that “this is a new step in our commitment to strengthen the sustainability of general aviation. The Kodiak 900 truly stands alone in its class: a highly versatile unpressurized turboprop utility aircraft that can carry impressive payloads while flying comfortably at 210 KTS. »

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The model received certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration on July 20, and deliveries will begin in 2023. Production of the Kodiak 900, as well as the Kodiak 100 Series III, takes place at the Sandpoint, Idaho plant. , United States. commitment to constantly improving its range of aeronautical products,” added Didier Kayat, CEO of Daher. “It follows the launch of the latest member of the TBM family – the TBM 960 – just three months ago. »

New cabin

The Kodiak 900 offers a total cabin volume increase of 20 percent, to 309 cubic feet, and features an all-new interior. According to Daher, it combines the luxury and refinement of the TBM with the robustness of the Kodiak. The interior can be arranged in several configurations. Summit+ seats, also used in the interior of the new Kodiak 100, can be removed for maximum cargo space. Each seat now includes USB-A and USB-C ports, LEMO headphone jacks, cup holders and phone holders.

Additionally, the new seats come with quick releases. These allow them to easily slide into the tracks or be removed without the need for specialist tools or equipment. Each seat reclines and has two armrests and a headrest. The cabin retains the versatility of the Kodiak 100 and the three doors make it possible to use the entire load volume.

As for the interior of the aircraft, it can be configured with a new color scheme. The seats are black and the cabin uses black weatherproof carpeting, while the side walls, headliner and rear bulkhead use the same composite material as the Kodiak 100. Sound insulation, meanwhile, creates the one of the quietest cabin experiences for an aircraft in its class.

Structural improvements

The fuselage was redesigned and aerodynamic improvements were made. Changes include replacing the pilot’s entry step with a drop-down stairway and adding flap and landing gear fairings. A significant optimization of the internal airflow has also been achieved, redesigning the ducts, inlets and air intakes. One of the most obvious differences in the Kodiak 900 airframe is the addition of a fifth set of windows.

The use of wheel fairings is another noticeable visual difference between the Kodiak 900 and its predecessor. These have been certified as “secondary structures” and their construction ensures that they can withstand landings on unpaved runways. The main landing gear fairing can be used as a step for pre-flight operations. Access doors make the tire valve stem easily accessible. This saves having to remove wheel fairings for brake and tire work.

Power plant

The Kodiak 900 will be powered by the 900 horsepower PT6A-140A turboprop designed by Pratt & Whitney Canada, the gearbox housing is corrosion resistant and the engine offers best-in-class performance. The PT6A-140A is part of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s next-generation PT6A-140 series, which has already logged more than two million flight hours.

Daher’s Kodiak 900 uses a new five-blade, constant-speed, hydraulically driven Hartzell propeller. Its design and low rotational speed of 1,900 rpm contribute to the model’s low noise level (79.5 dB), allowing the aircraft to operate in highly restricted areas. The engine compartment of the Kodiak 900 has been redesigned to retain the features of the 100 version. The air intake system has been optimized to lower starting temperatures, allowing the engine to start several times per hour, a key requirement of customers such as skydiving operators.

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Rafale M: ​​the French aircraft carrier fighter that makes Russia sweat http://aircraftwalkaround.com/rafale-m-the-french-aircraft-carrier-fighter-that-makes-russia-sweat/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 12:12:22 +0000 http://aircraftwalkaround.com/rafale-m-the-french-aircraft-carrier-fighter-that-makes-russia-sweat/

Rafale M: ​​The Omnivorous Fighter “Omnirole” – “Flexibility is the key to air power,” said 20th century Italian air power strategic general Giulio Douhet (1869 – 1930), and it is a principle that is hammered into the heads of young aspiring military officers. the U.S. Air Force from the start of their training phases as Air Force Academy and Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) cadets or as trainees at the Officers Training School (OTS ).

However, ours is not the only national air force to take General Douhet’s saying to heart. The French Air Force (Armsof air and space) and the French naval aviation (Naval Aeronautics Marine Forceor simply Anaval for short) alike embody the Douhet doctrine in the form of the “omnirole” Dassault Rafale (fancy adjective for multirole).

Let’s take a closer look at the Rafale, with a particular focus on the naval variant of the Rafale M.

Omnivore Omnirole

The Dassault Rafale (literally meaning “gust of wind” and “burst of fire”) series fighters are built by Dassault Aviation SA, which is arguably the oldest name in French military aviation manufacturing, dating back to 1929. As noted by Dassault’s official Rafale information page, “The lessons learned from recent conflicts where air power has been used, can be summarized in four overarching weapon system expectations by policy makers” , namely versatility, interoperability, flexibility (General Douhet must be smiling down on that one), and survivability.

The website elaborates from there:

“The Rafale ‘Omnirole’ combines all these advantages: it is relevant against both conventional and asymmetric threats, it meets the emerging needs of armies in a changing geopolitical context, and it remains at the forefront of technical innovation… Thanks to its versatility, its adaptability and its ability to meet all the requirements of air missions, the Rafale is the transformational “poster-poster” fighter that offers a way forward for air forces faced with the requirement to do “more” with ” less”, in a constantly changing context. strategic and economic environment… Moderate in size, but extremely powerful, superbly agile and very discreet, the latest combat aircraft from Dassault Aviation not only integrates the widest and most modern range of sensors, it also multiplies their effectiveness thanks to a breakthrough technology, “multi-sensor data fusion”.

Thus, Dassault is currently building three variants: the single-seater Rafale C for the Air Force, the two-seater Rafale B for the Air Force and the single-seater Rafale M for the Navy. All variants have the commonality of twin-engine and canard delta wings. There was also the demonstration variant of the Rafale A, which made its maiden flight on July 4, 1986, followed by the Rafale C on May 4, 1991.

Seaborne Rafale M (“aritiime?”)

While my own research has not been able to determine the date of the maiden flight of the naval variant of the Rafale M, I can state that the first two marine warbirds of this type were delivered to Anaval in December 2000. On May 18 of the following year, the aircraft officially became operational with the squadron Flotilla 12F — which had previously operated the American-made F-8 Crusader — and a total of 42 Rafale Ms were delivered to the French Navy.

The M variant, with an empty weight of 10,600 kilograms (23,400 lb), outweighs the Rafale C by about 500 kilograms (1,100 lb) due to the additional reinforcement needed for transport operations. These reinforced features include a reinforced airframe, a longer nose gear to support a more reared up attitude (literally, i.e. not a metaphorical reference to stereotypes of Parisian snobbery), a taller rear hook between the engines, and a last integrated boarding. The aircraft is 15.27 meters (50.1 ft) long, 5.34 meters (17.5 ft) high, 10.80 meters (35.4 ft) wingspan and boasts a maximum speed of Mach 1.8 (1,912 km/h/ 1,188 mph/ 1,032 knots).

Armament consists of a single 30 mm (1.2 in) GIAT 30/M791 autocannon with 125 rounds and 13 hardpoints with a capacity of 9,500 kg (20,900 lb) of ammunition, such as missiles air-to-air Magic II, GBU-12 Paveway II and Mk 82 bombs, the infamous Exocet anti-ship missile… and, in doomsday scenarios, the ASMP-A nuclear missile.

Going back to these principles of versatility, flexibility and interoperability, the Rafale M is the only fighter aircraft of non-American design authorized to operate from the decks of American aircraft carriers, as demonstrated in 2008 during an exercise joint Franco-American naval operation involving the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Flurries against the Russians?

The Rafale M saw combat, as in 2016, the Rafales operating from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle struck targets associated with the Islamic State AKA ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. Although, so far, the Rafale has only been used in the air-to-ground role, the imminent specter of an air-to-air engagement against Russian adversaries exists as at least an outside chance. The de Gaullewhich hosts 30 of the Rafale M warbirds, was sent in March this year – shortly after the start of his “special military operation” by Vladimir Putin in Ukraine – in support of NATO’s enhanced vigilance activities in the region of the Black Sea.

Given Putin’s latest provocation in Odessa, which threatens to deepen a global food shortage, time will tell if this escalates into a direct confrontation between Russia and the NATO powers; if the worst comes down to the worst, then the Anaval Rafale pilots could very soon find themselves testing their mettle against their MiG and Sukhoi counterparts. We’ll find out soon enough, for better or for worse. Stay tuned, ladies and gentlemen…

Christian D. Orr is a former Air Force officer, federal law enforcement officer, and private military contractor (with assignments in Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Kosovo, Japan, Germany and the Pentagon). Chris holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California (USC) and an MA in Intelligence Studies (concentration in Terrorism Studies) from the American Military University (AMU). It was also published in The Daily Torch and The Journal of Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Last but not least, he is a Companion of the Order of United States Naval Order (WE).

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Why the wholesale sales of Boeing Max planes despite the crashes? – http://aircraftwalkaround.com/why-the-wholesale-sales-of-boeing-max-planes-despite-the-crashes/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 01:43:43 +0000 http://aircraftwalkaround.com/why-the-wholesale-sales-of-boeing-max-planes-despite-the-crashes/

Airlines have once again returned to bulk buying Boeing Max planes around the world despite crashes that claimed the lives of hundreds of passengers on board.

The Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa for Nairobi. It was the second 737 Max disaster six months after a Lion Air plane crashed in Indonesia in October 2018, killing 189 people.

Boeing had acknowledged full responsibility for the second crash of its 737 Max model in Ethiopia in a legal agreement with the families of the 157 victims.

The Max was cleared to fly again in late 2020 after Boeing changed the plane, including MCAS, the flight control system that caused the crashes.

It’s been 19 months since Boeing’s 737 Max was cleared to start carrying passengers again, but some families who lost loved ones in two fatal plane crashes say they are still worried about its safety.

Despite these lingering concerns, airlines are buying this same type of aircraft wholesale.

Delta Air Lines is buying 100 Boeing 737 Max 10 planes, its first major order for new planes from the American manufacturer in more than a decade.

The agreement includes options for another 30 aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2025.

The new order is good news for Boeing as Airbus recently won top sales, including several Chinese state-owned airlines. Boeing lamented trade tensions when announcing the order.

The order is worth $13.5 billion at list prices, but discounts are typical, especially for big sales. Delta did not disclose the amount paid, but said the sale would not change its latest capital expenditure guidance.

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Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of a Boeing 737 Max in June. It is the first time Ethiopian has flown a 737 Max since the March 2019 crash that killed all 157 people on board and led to the plane being grounded for 20 months.

Airline group IAG recently revealed that it has placed a firm order for the Boeing 737 MAX. The group, which owns British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and LEVEL, has ordered 50 Boeing 737 MAXs for delivery between 2023 and 2027.

Additionally, there are options for another 100 aircraft.

This becomes interesting when we look at the distribution of orders. Twenty-five of the firm orders are for the MAX 10, which is still undergoing certification. The other 25 firm orders are for the Boeing 737 MAX 8-200. This large capacity version of the 737 MAX 8 can carry more passengers thanks to an additional emergency exit. Boeing had targeted this aircraft at low-cost carriers, creating it primarily for Ryanair.

Why the rush for these planes?

The 737 MAX remains the most technically advanced 737 Boeing has ever produced. The 737 MAX features updated, fuel-efficient engines and a modern cockpit design. Its LEAP-1B engines offer much better fuel efficiency.

Boeing seems to have learned from its mistakes. While the planes were grounded, aircraft manufacturers updated the plane with the latest FAA-approved cockpit software, rewired the plane, opened and inspected fuel tanks, and checked fluids, tires , avionics and engines.

Boeing cleaned each plane, running the engines periodically to power the batteries and circulating the air in the cabin every four days.
United test pilots have conducted several test flights of our 737 MAX aircraft. They conducted end-to-end reviews that included system checks and data readouts from its operations staff and technicians, combined with feedback from 737 MAX test pilots.

All United pilots scheduled to fly the 737 MAX will complete FAA-approved training to learn how the updated software will affect flight controls and practice reacting to scenarios they may encounter in the sky.

Training includes computer-based instruction, hands-on training in a full flight simulator, systems briefing, checklist and quick reference manual.

Boeing has the latest innovation in its Max family, Max 10, which incorporates the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, advanced technology winglets, Boeing Sky Interior, large cockpit displays and other enhancements to deliver the most great efficiency.

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Global Aircraft Electrification Market Grows in USD http://aircraftwalkaround.com/global-aircraft-electrification-market-grows-in-usd/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 10:36:23 +0000 http://aircraftwalkaround.com/global-aircraft-electrification-market-grows-in-usd/

New York, July 21. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the publication of the report “Research Report on Aircraft Electrification Market by Component, Technology, Platform, System, Application, Region – Global Forecast to 2027 – Cumulative impact of COVID -19″ – https://www.reportlinker.com/p06307571/?utm_source=GNW

The global aircraft electrification market size was estimated at USD 5,738.48 million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 6,606.72 million in 2022, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 15.38% to reach 13,542 .31 million USD by 2027.

Market statistics:
The report provides market size analysis and forecasts for 7 major currencies – USD, EUR, JPY, GBP, AUD, CAD and CHF. It helps organizational leaders make better decisions when currency exchange data is readily available. In this report, the years 2019 and 2020 are considered as historical years, 2021 as the base year, 2022 as the estimated year and the years from 2023 to 2027 as the forecast period.

Segmentation and market coverage:
This research report categorizes Aircraft Electrification to forecast revenues and analyze trends in each of the following submarkets:

Based on components, the market has been studied for batteries, distribution devices, electric actuators, electric pumps, fuel cells, generators, motors, power electronics, and solar cells.

Based on the technology, the market has been studied through electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL), fully electric aircraft, and electrification of hybrid aircraft.

Based on the platform, the market has been studied for advanced air mobility, fixed wing, rotary wing, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Based on the system, the market has been studied across the environmental control system, flight control system, ice protection system, landing gear system, propulsion system, and air conditioning system. thrust reverser.

Based on application, the market has been studied across energy storage, energy conversion, energy distribution, and energy generation.

Based on region, the market has been studied in Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Americas are studied in more detail through Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States. The United States is studied in more detail through California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. Asia-Pacific is studied in more detail across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Europe, the Middle East and Africa are studied in more detail in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Cumulative impact of COVID-19:
COVID-19 is an unparalleled global public health emergency that has affected almost every industry, and the long-term effects are expected to impact industry growth over the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our research framework to ensure inclusion of the underlying issues of COVID-19 and potential pathways forward. The report provides insights into COVID-19 considering shifts in consumer behavior and demand, shopping patterns, supply chain rerouting, current market force dynamics, and significant interventions governments. The updated study provides insights, analysis, estimates, and forecasts considering the impact of COVID-19 on the market.

Cumulative impact of the 2022 Russian-Ukrainian conflict:
We continuously monitor and update reports on political and economic uncertainty due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Negative impacts are widely predicted globally, particularly in Eastern Europe, the European Union, East and Central Asia, and the United States. This controversy has severely affected lives and livelihoods and represents profound disruptions to business dynamics. The potential effects of the ongoing war and uncertainty in Eastern Europe are expected to negatively impact the global economy, with particularly harsh long-term effects on Russia. This report reveals the demand and supply impact, pricing variants, strategic vendor adoption, and recommendations for the Aircraft Electrification Market considering the current update on conflict and of its global response.

Competitive Strategy Window:
The strategic competitive window analyzes the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications and geographies to help the vendor define an alignment or match between its capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. It describes the optimal or favorable fit for vendors to adopt successive strategies of merger and acquisition, geographic expansion, research and development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth. during a forecast period.

FPNV positioning matrix:
FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and ranks Aircraft Electrification Market vendors based on business strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Satisfaction (value for money, ease of use, product features, and customer support) that helps businesses make better decisions and better understand the competitive landscape.

Market share analysis:
The market share analysis offers the analysis of the vendors considering their contribution to the overall market. It gives the idea of ​​its revenue generation in the overall market compared to other providers in the space. It provides information on the performance of vendors in terms of revenue generation and customer base compared to others. Knowing the market share gives an idea of ​​the size and competitiveness of suppliers for the reference year. It reveals the characteristics of the market in terms of accumulation, fragmentation, dominance and merger.

Competitive scenario:
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The UK has already started work on a technology demonstration aircraft for its landmark Tempest Future Combat Air Systems (FCAS) programme, with a first flight test planned within the next five years.

Designed as a sixth-generation stealth combat air platform, Tempest is intended to enter service from 2035 and gradually replace the Eurofighter Typhoon fleet. It’s unclear how many Tempest aircraft are expected to enter service, but it’s unlikely to be a one-for-one digital replacement for the Eurofighter multirole fighter.

Announcing news of the technology demonstration aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow on July 18, senior officials from the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD), BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Leonardo and MBDA provided updates on program developments.

UK MoD FCAS Director Richard Berthon says Airforce Technology that a single supersonic demonstration aircraft will be manufactured for the first flight in 2027, although he declined to comment on which systems will initially be tested on the platform.

“The flight itself is one step of many,” Berthon said.

Work in progress

The design also completed 100 hours of digital flight, testing key components before manufacturing of the platform began, while the flight demonstration platform was described by officials as “low observable”.

On July 18, engine manufacturers Rolls-Royce also presented details of Project Orpheus, a program to develop and operate a new design jet turbine in less than 18 months, which would be used to inform the needs of Tempest propulsion.

Alex Zino, executive vice president of business development and future programs at Rolls-Royce Defense, said the engine concept was also designed with a 40% cost reduction. Given the length of the Tempest program, design speed and cost reduction will be crucial throughout its development.

Leonardo, another industry partner, is also developing its own demonstration platform to develop the next generation of sensor system capabilities, known as Excalibur, with a schedule possibly aligned with the aircraft. Tempest trial.

The Tempest program is being developed in cooperation with Japan and Italy, with Sweden also closely aligned with the development of Tempest. Further decisions regarding domestic and industry partnerships are expected to be made by the end of 2022.

In a July 18 statement, Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defence, said he was “delighted that the UK, alongside Italy, Japan and Sweden, is working together on the same voyage. combat air”.

Tempest’s rival in continental Europe, the joint Franco-German effort also known as FCAS, is taking a markedly different path than its British counterpart, with labor sharing and political issues on the agenda.

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Plane crash in San Marcos – The plane ‘clips the car’ during an emergency landing on the street with shock photos of the wreckage at the intersection http://aircraftwalkaround.com/plane-crash-in-san-marcos-the-plane-clips-the-car-during-an-emergency-landing-on-the-street-with-shock-photos-of-the-wreckage-at-the-intersection/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 02:12:34 +0000 http://aircraftwalkaround.com/plane-crash-in-san-marcos-the-plane-clips-the-car-during-an-emergency-landing-on-the-street-with-shock-photos-of-the-wreckage-at-the-intersection/

A PLANE made an emergency landing in the middle of a busy intersection, cutting off a car and leaving passers-by stunned.

Authorities closed roads in San Marcos after the small Cessna plane dived into the intersection on Saturday afternoon.

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All passengers are out of the downed plane, San Marcos Fire Department said.

Photos on social media reveal the damaged aircraft sitting in the middle of a road with emergency responders surrounding the scene.

A passerby posted a video on Instagram showing the damage and saying he had seen the plane with a car.

“2 people on the plane are fine,” he said in the comments.

“The older lady and young child in the car appear shaken but unharmed.

“I think they’re just a little scared,” he said of the two passengers in the car.

The onlooker said he rushed to the scene when he saw what appeared to be a propeller plane diving towards the road.

The emergency landing took place at the intersection of South Rancho Santa Fe Road and Melrose Drive.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department will close the roads, firefighters said.

Passengers in the plane and the vehicle that was hit are being treated for minor injuries, FOX 5 reported.

The reason for the emergency landing is currently unknown.

It comes less than a year after another couple were terrified when they were hit by a plane making an emergency landing not far from Saturday’s crash.

CALIFORNIA CRASH

In August 2021, an unsuspecting couple was shocked when they saw a plane heading straight for them on Interstate 5 in Del Mar.

“We were driving down the freeway, talking, when all of a sudden we felt something huge hitting us and glass shattering everywhere,” Sarah Tribett told FOX 5.

Sarah and her husband Dane were on their way to the beach to celebrate their birthday when a single-engine Piper PA-32 fell on them.

“All of a sudden we just see the plane in front of us,” Tribett said.

“We were scared out of our wits.”

The plane landed directly above the couple, shattering glass and soaking the car in fuel.

Miraculously, the pilot and passenger of the aircraft were uninjured and occupants of nearby vehicles were slightly injured.

Tribett told FOX 5 the incident was so surreal he felt like it didn’t actually happen.

“It’s definitely a story to tell our families,” she said.

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Planes and firefighters battle wildfires along Croatia’s Adriatic coast http://aircraftwalkaround.com/planes-and-firefighters-battle-wildfires-along-croatias-adriatic-coast/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 09:55:00 +0000 http://aircraftwalkaround.com/planes-and-firefighters-battle-wildfires-along-croatias-adriatic-coast/

RASLINA, Croatia, July 14 (Reuters) – Croatian authorities deployed firefighting aircraft and dozens of firefighters and soldiers on Thursday in a bid to contain three major wildfires along the country’s Adriatic coast.

The wildfires, fanned by high winds, erupted earlier this week as flames caught dry brush and low vegetation in Zadar and Sibenik areas. About 20 houses were burned, according to the authorities. No casualties were reported.

Arndt Dreste, 55, moved in January to the village of Raslina, near Sibenik, after selling all his properties in Germany. His house was badly damaged by fire.

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“I bought this house in January…I (am) cut off from Germany and this is my life here…it was here,” Dreste told Reuters, pointing to the charred walls of his home.

The World Meteorological Organization warned on Tuesday that the heat wave was spreading and intensifying across large parts of Europe.

With human-caused climate change triggering droughts, the number of extreme wildfires is expected to increase by 30% over the next 28 years, according to a February 2022 UN report.

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Reporting by Antonio Bronic in Raslina, writing by Aleksandar Vasovic; Editing by Alex Richardson

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