Archive | March, 2010

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UAV pioneer unveils new design for long-endurance VTOL aircraft

Tad McGeer, an unmanned aircraft pioneer who designed the Aerosonde and ScanEagle, has now unveiled a vertical take-off and landing, long-endurance aircraft in the same size class called Flexrotor. The 19kg (42lb) Flexrotor is designed to challenge the ScanEagle forthe commercial and military surveillance markets, says McGeer,president of Washington-based start-up Aerovel.McGeer’s goal is to dramatically […]

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Noteworthy Image: Southern Air’s B777-200LRF for Thai Airways

After a brief delay, Boeing has delivered the first B777-200LRF to Connecticut-based Southern Air, making the carrier the first ACMI operator to feature the 777 freighter, Boeing says.Southern Air will place the aircraft into service with Thai Airways, who will be the first Asian carrier to use the 777 freighter. The aircraft will be based […]

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Boeing pitches P-8 variant to replace JSTARS

Boeing has revealed a new version of the P-8 Poseidon aimed at challenging the primacy of the Northrop Grumman E-8C JSTARS in detecting and striking moving ground targets. The737-based P-8 aerial ground surveillance (AGS) concept proposes to adda next-generation radar, such as the Raytheon advanced airborne sensor, plus an on-board arsenal of bombs and missiles. […]

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Ruag assembles first Dornier 228 New Generation

Ruag is close to completing final assembly of the first new-build Dornier228 New Generation 19-seat turboprop at its factory inOberpfaffenhofen, Germany. The aircraft, the first 228 to roll off theGerman line since 1997, will be delivered to an undisclosed Japaneseairline. Continue reading… (Photo: Andrew Doyle/Flightglobal)

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Flight International 2-8 March: Focus on India

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International looks at if India’s aerospace sector can match the potential of becoming a booming market.The cover photo is of two Indian air force Dhruv helicopters putting on an aerial display at last year’s 77th anniversary of the service in New Delhi.Also featured are: Boeing pitches P-8 variant to replace […]

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Image of the Week: Extra EA-300L

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user flyer1. His photo depicts an Extra EA-300L taken at Shoreham Air Show in Sussex on 23 August 2009. Flyer1, Martin Dighton, says of the photo: Justyn Gorman, owner and pilot, is known for his low flying skills: […]

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