Aircraft Walkaround Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Aircraft Walkaround 32 32 A look at Boeing’s self-driving aircraft plans Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial passenger and cargo aircraft, it’s easy to forget that Boeing has a big presence in the military as well. In fact, this is where some of his most exciting research takes place. Specifically, it is currently developing two autonomous combat aircraft.

MQ-25 ‘Stingray’

One such military design that Boeing has been working on in recent years is its MQ-25 “Stingray”, which will be used for aerial refueling. The 15.5 meter long device, whose main user will be the US Navy, made its first flight in September 2019. With 7,250 kg of fuel on board, it has a range of 500 NM (930 km) .


Boeing plans for the MQ-25 to be deployed from aircraft carriers on its resupply missions, which presented it with an interesting problem in terms of dimensions. This has resulted in the development of a folding wing system, similar to the technology seen on the 777X’s wingtips, which reduces its wingspan from 22.9 to just 9.5 meters. Greg Hyslop, Boeing’s chief engineer, explained in a presentation this month that:

“Aircraft carriers have space constraints below decks. So with the wings folded, can we move the aircraft autonomously and do it in a way that is safe for people handling the aircraft as well as for everything around them? this test with flying colors.”

The MQ-25’s folding wings allow it to be compactly stowed on very compact aircraft carriers. Photo: Boeing

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MQ-28 ‘Ghost Bat’

Hyslop also noted that test flights involving the MQ-25 are currently taking place in St Louis. A little further, Boeing is involved in the development of another autonomous aircraft. Known as MQ-28 “Ghost Bat”, the project has also been referred to as Boeing Airpower Teaming System and Loyal Wingman.

Tests involving this multirole combat aircraft with stealth technology have taken place in Australia. This is due to the Royal Australian Air Force being touted as the primary user of the type. The MQ-28 is a highly technological design, with artificial intelligence playing a key role in allowing it to independently perform autonomous missions. Reviewing the design process, Hyslop adds:

“[Looking at] how they built it, they used modern composite material systems, and they can use virtual reality to simulate factory construction. The build was done at our Melbourne factory, and now it’s in flight testing.”

The MQ-28 made its first flight in February 2021. Photo: Boeing

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The MQ-28 will operate alongside manned aircraft

What’s particularly interesting about the MQ-28 “Ghost Bat” is Boeing’s intention to fly missions alongside manned aircraft. In this regard, it will function as a force multiplier, although this presents its own challenges. Hyslop notes:

“What the Australian Air Force is interested in is how to have an unmanned aircraft paired with a manned aircraft, and try to extend the power and extend the range of that manned aircraft.”

With this intention, it is clear that, far from replacing crewed operations for good, autonomous aircraft will rather increase the capacity of existing missions. Commercially, it will certainly be interesting to see whether Boeing’s autonomous flight research will ever find its way into the passenger and cargo sectors.

]]> Aircraft Pushback Tugs Market Outlook 2022 and Growth by Top Key Players – TUG Technologies, Mototok, Aero Specialties, Goldhofer Airport Technology Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:37:28 +0000

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How many people in each age group have student debt Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:19:33 +0000

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Young Americans — especially those between the ages of 25 and 34 — are the age group where student debt is most common. In fact, one-third of adults in this age bracket have federal student loan debt, according to recent data from The Washington Post.

These results are not really surprising, since adults aged 25 to 34 are probably all recent university graduates.

The next age group where student debt is most prevalent is 18 to 24 year olds, followed closely by 35 to 49 year olds. Here is a full breakdown of the percentage of each age group with federal student debt:

age range Percent with Federal Student Debt
18 to 24 years old 24%
25 to 34 years old 33%
35 to 49 years old 23%
50 to 61 years old 12%
62+ years old 4%

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What student borrowers aged 25 to 34 should consider

Although we would ideally expect student debt to decline as people age, given that borrowers have more time to make payments, being in their late 20s and early in your thirties with student loans can definitely put you in a difficult financial situation. In this age range, you have had some time since graduation to build a career with a salary that allows you to make monthly payments, but you are also faced with other competing financial commitments, whether it’s a first mortgage, starting a family, or even adding graduate student loans to your college debt.

It’s important for adults in this age group to think about priority monthly payments (like rent, utility bills, and a car loan). It can also include expenses that allow you to work and earn income, such as childcare costs. With federal student loan payments on pause, now is a good time to make sure those other payments are taken care of.

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Images get big and bold for students at Ventura High School Mon, 27 Jun 2022 19:44:28 +0000

Kirra Larese, a Ventura High School student who just completed her first year, had covered her face most of the school day with a COVID-19 mask under her purple-tinted octagonal sunglasses.

But shortly before classes ended this month, her smile reappeared. No one on campus could miss it.

Eight larger-than-life portraits of Larese are plastered on windows and walls as part of an 84-photo exhibit curated by photography students taught by Elektra Cohen. The project is partly inspired by the work of French photographer and street artist JR.

Kirra Larese, a new senior at Ventura High, interacts with her portrait on a library window.

“It’s so funny,” Larese said. “My friends are like, ‘Oh my God, I just saw you at the library. I saw you at the office.'”

The student photos, mostly black and white, are of students, teachers, and school staff. They are featured primarily on the windows of the library and classrooms at the front of the school on North Catalina Street and scattered elsewhere on campus.

The prints are, quite literally, a massive presence, each measuring 2 by 3 or 3 by 4 feet.

Brandon Venegas mirrors the pose of Ventura High classmate Belen Hibbler.

Sofia Hallahan, a new senior, said she hoped the project would “make people feel more familiar with each other and feel more like a community”.

Liah Kraft, the classmate and friend who took the photos of Larese, said the project was designed to give a “view of everyone’s diversity”.

This is evident, not just in the ages, genders, and ethnicities of the subjects in the portrait, but in the facial expressions and style captured in each frame.

Some subjects stare earnestly at the camera lens, others stare thoughtfully to one side, and a few like Larese harass him.

Portraits of students fill the windows of the Ventura High library.

Kraft said the project inspired her to start experimenting with her craft, to dive back into street photography and close-ups of weird textures.

Her favorite recent photo is a close-up of a bumblebee.

“You could really see the details, like the little fuzz on it, that you wouldn’t see before,” she said.

Isaiah Murtaugh covers education for the Ventura County Star. He can be reached at

Stealth story: Boeing’s YF-118G broke all the rules Mon, 27 Jun 2022 18:38:45 +0000

YF-118G: Meet the Bird of Prey – The Plane Star Trek Helped Inspire – Until star trek debuted on NBC on September 8, 1966 – eventually becoming a touchstone of international pop culture – spaceships were almost always depicted as “flying saucers” or “rockets”. The USS Company (NCC-1701) was unlike anything else seen in science fiction, and more importantly, it was actually a spaceship.

Although no man-made craft has come close in design to what is arguably the most famous sci-fi spacecraft (sorry Millennium Falcon ventilators), another profession of star trek seems to have been at least “inspired” by the series.

It would be the Boeing YF-118G, a black project aircraft that was developed to demonstrate stealth technology. Created by McDonnell Douglas and Boeing in the 1990s, it was soon dubbed “The Bird of Prey”, due to its passing resemblance to the fictional Klingon spacecraft that was seen for the first time in the movie Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and who later made guest appearances on TV shows Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Klingon or Romulan?

A point of contention between some is whether the fictional bird of prey was actually of Klingon descent, as some fans have pointed out that the contraption is actually Romulan.

Fact: It’s both.

The “original” Bird of Prey was a Romulan warship that makes its first appearance in the first-season episode “Balance of Terror”, and was seen again via recycled footage in the second-season episode “The Deadly Years”. However, in the third (and final) season of star trek (The original series), the Romulans were seen using Klingon D7 cruisers. Rumors continue as to why, and the likely answers are that prop designer Wah Ming Chang worked from home due to union restrictions, and the original Bird of Prey model disappeared after initial filming. The other half of the story is that the change was made courtesy of Aluminum Model Toys, who produced the D7 model.

The name Bird of Prey was later used to identify the Klingon warship that was first seen in Star Trek III: The Search for Spockand which was the ship that Captain James T. Kirk and company used to transport whales in the 23rd century in Star Trek IV: The Journey Home. The exact size of this ship has baffled fans for decades – as it appears to be a small boat that may be tucked away in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, but is still big enough to transport two life-size whales in its holds.

The US Air Force bird of prey

The FY-118G is of course not large enough to carry whales, and as far as we know it had no time travel capability (perhaps the Air Force had a DeLorean for that). This bird of prey was developed as a single-seat aircraft in a secret project that ran from 1992 to 1999. During this time, the FY-118G was a demonstrator used to test “low observable” stealth techniques as well as new methods. aircraft design and construction. The plane made its first flight in 1996and over the thirty-seven missions that followed, it was used to determine ways to make aircraft less observable not only by radar but also by the naked eye.

The program validated new ways to design and build aircraft using large one-piece composite structures, as well as computer-based design and assembly of “virtual reality” (VR) and disposable tooling .

The actual resemblance to the bird of prey requires a bit of imagination, but it’s clear whoever came up with the moniker had more in mind the Klingon version than the Romulan contraption (sorry Chang – another credit you don’t can’t claim).

YF-118G: ready-to-use components

Where the FY-118G may share some similarities with the Romulan Bird of Prey is that each used off-the-shelf components. Chang had apparently used the Kit-bashing technique to use existing model kits to create many accessories for the original star trek including the Romulan warship.

McDonnell Douglas and Boeing used a similar technique as it used readily available aircraft components and built on existing technology to reduce costs and speed up production. This apparently included the use of an entirely manual control system with no computer assistance, while the Bird of Prey’s landing gear was in fact adapted from Beech King Air and Queen Air aircraft.

The YF-118G was powered by a single Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5C turbojet engine which provided 3,190 pounds of thrust and had a top speed of 300 miles per hour, and a ceiling of 20,000 feet. The aircraft last flew in 1999, though it was later declassified three years later when its design techniques had become standard practice.

Boeing used these techniques in the development of X-32 Joint Strike Fighter demonstrators and later in its X-45A prototype unmanned aerial combat vehicle. The Bird of Prey’s lasting legacy was its ability to demonstrate advancements in stealth concepts, including “no-gap” control surfaces that were developed to blend smoothly into the wings to reduce radar visibility, while the engine intake was completely shielded from the front.

You can see the YF-118G

After testing was completed, Boeing donated the lone YF-118G Bird of Prey to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in 2002, where it has been on display since 2003 – and where, despite its stealth technology, it is ready to be seen. and photographed by visitors. Probably more than a few quickly see the star trek link.

Today’s editor for 1945, Peter Suciu is a Michigan writer who has contributed to more than four dozen magazines, newspapers, and websites. He writes regularly on military hardware, the history of firearms, cybersecurity and international affairs. Peter is also a Contributing author for Forbes.

IAF deploys 7 types of fixed and rotary wing aircraft to undertake relief operations Mon, 27 Jun 2022 01:23:00 +0000

As the flood situation in Assam improves, the Indian Air Force has deployed seven types of fixed and rotary wing aircraft to various flood affected regions across the state. An official said on Sunday that the plane is being deployed to transport 77 tonnes of relief supplies.

“So far, the IAF has carried out more than 130 humanitarian assurance missions and dropped 700 tonnes of load in the last five days for flooding in Assam,” IAF officials said.

Floods in Assam

At present, the flood situation in Assam has improved, but the natural calamity continues to affect over 33.03 lakh people in 28 districts, the Disaster Management Authority of Assam informed on Saturday. State of Assam (ASDMA).

According to ASDMA, a total of 117 people have died in floods and landslides in the state so far this year; of which 100 people lost their lives in the floods alone, while the other 17 died due to landslides.

According to reports, at least 10 people, including four children, have died after drowning in floodwaters over the past 24 hours.

The report also states that in Barpeta district alone, 8.76 lakh people have been affected, in Nagaon over 5.08 lakh people are in distress, followed by 4.01 lakh people in Kamrup, 2.76 lakh people in Cachar , 2.16 in Karimganj, 1.84 lakh in Dhubri and 1.70 lakh people were affected in Darrang district of Assam.

Notably, regions still reeling from the floods include 3,510 villages under 93 state tax circles and nearly 91,700 hectares of cultivated land.

The administration has set up relief camps in 22 districts across the state and about 2,65,788 flood-affected people are still being accommodated in 717 relief camps, ASDMA reported.

In the Silchar district of Cachar, two drones were deployed to provide relief material in inaccessible areas and further afield to carry out flood mapping. While in revenue circle areas of Kampur, the devastating flood damaged many houses, roads, bridges and embankments

Assam CM visits flood affected areas and reviews the situation

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the flood-hit Barak Valley region on Sunday, June 26, where a resident braved floodwaters to greet him with a “gamusa”. The CM also visited Silchar and listened to people’s grievances.

(With ANI input)

(Image: ANI)

U.S. Finance Updates: Gas Prices, SS COLA 2022, Student Loans… Sun, 26 Jun 2022 18:53:36 +0000

Hello everyone and welcome to our live blog with all the latest financial news from the United States this Sunday June 26.

Our live blog will bring you the latest updates on a variety of financial issues such as Gas prices, SS COLA 2022 and student loans among other topics. In addition, various money-saving tips and benefits programs will be rolled out across the country.

So, just below and with the most recent updates nearest the top, we’ll have information on how to get cheaper gas or even free gas in certain parts of the country, as well as details on the most important benefit programs.

U.S. Finance Updates, Sunday, June 26: The latest money-saving tips and benefits news

As we always do in our MARCA In English Financial News Blogswe tell you about the benefits programs you need to know about, what they are called and who is entitled to them.

This includes stimulus checks, which are no longer distributed at the federal level but still exist at the state level, depending on where you live and your state government’s current policies.

There are also more general tips for saving money that are worth knowing, especially in this time of very high inflation.

Gasoline prices remain high, although there was a slight drop last week. But, you have to keep in mind that it is possible to pay a little less at the pump if you shop around a bit. We will therefore provide you with a list of cheap gas stations in major cities.

So there’s a lot to discuss, so follow this Sunday’s US financial news blog.

Up Close and Personal: 2022 Peninsula Photo Contest Winners Highlight Dark Moments | New Sun, 26 Jun 2022 04:04:35 +0000

Christopher Stevens-Yu’s ‘The Lost Years’, shot in San Francisco, won Best in Show and first place in the Adult Portraits category of the 2022 Peninsula Photo Contest. Photo by Christopher Stevens-Yu.

From looking at the world underwater to using flash to illuminate everyday objects in new ways, the winning images from the 2022 Peninsula Photo Contest provide unique insight into otherwise ordinary moments in life. life.

This year’s images showcase the power of creativity and the different ways those behind the lens have chosen to capture unexpected moments of joy, exhaustion and humor.

Their work represents a rich mix of photographic techniques and subject matter: from a curious raccoon emerging from swamp foliage ignoring the hungry alligator just below to a desperate mother following a boy on a scooter amid horizontal blur to the monochrome image of an exhausted father asleep on an old sofa after helping his family clean their house.

For more than two decades, the Palo Alto Weekly and the Palo Alto Art Center have partnered to showcase the images taken by aspiring and professional photographers of all ages through the annual Photo Contest, which includes entries from anyone who works, lives or attends school. in the 650 area code, from Daly City to Sunnyvale.

In this year’s contest, judges reviewed 659 images submitted by 137 adult and youth photographers in six categories: abstract, landscapes, moments, portraits, travel and wildlife.

The Russian Su-33 aircraft carrier fighter: on the edge of the abyss? Sat, 25 Jun 2022 22:39:33 +0000

The Su-33 is famous in defense circles for all the wrong reasons. This plane is clearly not an F-35 or a Super Hornet. Here, we break down the fighter’s history and what his long-term future prospects look like: The Su-33 “Flanker-D” is a single-seat, multi-role fighter aircraft powered by two AL-31F afterburner turbofan engines. It has a top speed of 1,430 miles per hour with a range of 1,860 miles and an altitude of 55,800 feet. Adapted from Land-based Su-27the Su-33 is designed specifically to operate on Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov.

Su-33, details

Despite its appearance similar to the Su-27, the Su-33 Flanker-D has many practical differences, including reinforced landing gear, more technical landing gear, wing canards, folding wings, surface larger wing and slightly more powerful AL-31F3 engines. . Features such as the landing gear, folding wings, larger wing area, and engine are specifically designed for tighter accommodations and short runways on aircraft carriers. An additional difference is that the Su-33 includes two more hardpoints than the Su-27, bringing the total to twelve.

For armament, the Flanker sports 30mm Gsh-30-1 cannons and can mount a wide range of ammunition on its external hardpoints: R-27R1(ER1), R-27T1(ET1) and R-73E air -air unguided missiles S-8KOM, S-8OM, S-8BM S-13T, S-13OF and S-25-OFM-PU, guided missiles Kh-25MP, Kh-31 and Kh-41, RBK cluster bombs -500 and electronic countermeasures modules.

Yet it is this reality – that the Su-33 really cannot load some of the most important munitions (especially for air-to-ground missions) – that has made the fighter a very limited success at best and a failure at worse. . So, despite being labeled a multirole fighter, the Flanker is actually an air superiority fighter rather than a true multirole.

Su-33 crashes

Although actual use of the Su-33 was limited, the times it was used were tragic.

Since the aircraft entered service in 1999, at least three of the 35 products have been lost in accidents, including one during a summer 2001 airshow in Russia. The integration of the fighter with the Admiral Kuznetsov—its sole purpose—has also faced challenges.

While the Kuznetsov has been deployed in the Mediterranean to extend air support to Bashar al-Assad, a Su-33 crashed during an attempted landing, prompting the Russian military to move the entire fleet ashore.

From Su-33 to MiG-29K

Due to these difficulties, there has been a move within the Russian Navy to replace many of the 30-35 Su33s currently deployed with Mikoyan MiG 29Ks. While these planes aren’t as maneuverable and lack the range of the Su-33, they are much more capable of hitting the ground and sport a greater selection of ranged missiles and guided bombs.

The MiG-29K also carries electronic countermeasures, is equipped with low-observability technology and a relatively more sophisticated radar system intended to facilitate ground strike capabilities. Additionally, the MiG is smaller and lighter, making it more suitable for operating from a carrier. The aircraft is also cheaper to produce with lower maintenance costs.

Su-33 export ideas

In the past, there have been discussions around the export of the Su-33, first to China and then to India, the two countries that operate refitted Soviet-era aircraft carriers. But negotiations with China fell through, with Beijing eventually opting for the Chinese-made Shenyang J-15, a virtual clone of the Su-33.

In the case of India, much like Russia itself, the country decided to select the MiG-29K for its carrier.

Although there is news that the Russian Su-33 fleet is receive upgrades, it is difficult to know with certainty the future of this plane. with Admiral by Kuznetsov perpetual problems and the incoming MiG-29K, this fighter may be sidelined for good.

Alex Betley is a recent graduate of Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where he was a Civil Resistance Researcher in International Security Studies and Editor of the Fletcher Security Review.

Aircraft Engine MRO Market Business Challenges and Critical Success Factors – Designer Women Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:22:39 +0000

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The information included in the global Aircraft Engine MRO report is beneficial for key stakeholders such as market players, investors, and policymakers. This information would help them determine their next strategies to deal with the effects of the recent COVID-19 pandemic while allowing them to maintain a strong position in the aero engine MRO sector. As a result, the study is beneficial for both potential entrants and existing businesses looking to become influential in the post-COVID era.

The major key players included in Aircraft Engine MRO Market are: IAI, Sigma Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, Lufthansa Technik, Bet Shemesh, Air New Zealand, Chromalloy, Delta TechOps, Asia Pacific Aerospace, ITP, GE, Snecma, MTU Maintenance, Air France/KLM, Standard Aero, BBA Aviation, Wood Group Turbopower, Pratt & Whitney, Sabraliner, Hellenic Aerospace

Most important Aircraft Engine MRO Product Types covered in this report are:MaintenanceRepairOverhaulMost widely used downstream areas of Aircraft Engine MRO Market covered in this report are:

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Regional outlook:

At the regional level, the world MRO of aircraft engines The market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In addition, market data classification and region to country analysis are covered in the market research report. Additionally, regions are separated into country and region groups:

– North America (USA and Canada)

– Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and rest of Europe)

– Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and rest of Asia-Pacific)

– Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and rest of Latin America)

– Middle East and Africa (GCC (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa and Rest of Middle East and Africa)

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