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  • IN FOCUS: UAV engineers can learn from bumblebees, the masters of lift

    Engineers are looking at taking inspiration from nature to support the development of small unmanned systems, such as a...

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  • IN FOCUS: UAV engineers can learn from bumblebees, the masters of lift

    News | 05 Jul 2013 10:55 | Dan Thisdell

    Engineers are looking at taking inspiration from nature to support the development of small unmanned systems, such as a 'robobee' ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-UAV-engineers-can-learn-from-bumblebees-the-masters-of-lift-387699/
  • Comment: Great expectations

    News | 23 Jul 2010 09:00

    <P><STRONG><EM>Passengers, spoilt by the intuitive apps available on their iPhones, are raising the bar for service companies - and airlines are no exception. But achieving simplicity is complicated. Airlines are complicated. What can be done to overcome this impossible paradox?</EM></STRONG></P> <P>There are only two places where you have to queue today: the airport and the post office. I'd gladly allow the post office to have that monopoly in future," quipped Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports, at SITA's recent Air Transport IT Summit in Brussels.</P> <P>Picture a world where travel is hassle-free. You take out your mobile device. A couple of clicks on a centralised web portal and your flight is booked. You know you secured the best fare available and, thanks to sophisticated revenue management, the airline knows its flight will be full and its bottom line healthy. A couple more clicks and your hotel and transport are booked, along with your favourite restaurant andhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Comment-Great-expectations-345290/
  • Powerplant: PowerJet has won over sceptics by delivering a Western-standard engine with Russian help

    News | 06 Feb 2007 00:00 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <H2><FONT size=2>PowerJet has won over sceptics by delivering a Western-standard engine with Russian help</FONT></H2> <P>Leonardo da Vinci said that simplicity was the ultimate sophistication, and the French-Russian joint venture PowerJet is adopting the same philosophy in its development of the SSJ's SaM146 engine. PowerJet has just completed tests on the second of a series of eight examples of the engine, which has largely been developed over the past six years and which is due to undergo its first flight tests in the near future.</P> <P>The engine effectively began life in late 1999 as a Snecma high-pressure core demonstration project known as DEM21, created as the French company sought to compete within the burgeoning regional jet market - having been forced to scrap proposed joint development, with Pratt &amp; Whitney Canada, of the SPW14 turbofan for the axed 70-seat Aero International (Regional) Airjet.</P> <P>Snecma reasoned that regional jets needed to be less expensive tohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Powerplant-PowerJet-has-won-over-sceptics-by-delivering-a-Western-standard-engine-with-Russian-help-211877/
  • EMS Satcom bags first airline connectivity order

    News | 13 Jun 2005 23:00

    Canada's EMS Satcom (Hall 3, D7B) announced today that its eNfusion HSD-128 Inmarsat-based high-speed satellite data terminal has been chosen by Australian applications developer ASiQ as part of the inflight passenger connectivity system it has developed for Saudi Arabian Airlines.<BR><BR>Saudi Arabian is the second carrier, after Iberia, to commit to equipping a full fleet for services based on Inmarsat's 64kbit/sec Swift64 and ultimately 432kbit/sec SwiftBroadband services. <BR><BR>Three other leading airlines are known to be on the point of announcing equipment orders.<BR><BR><STRONG>Core<BR></STRONG><BR>Though EMS Satcom provides the core technology for the Swift-family avionics marketed to air transport by Honeywell and Rockwell Collins, the Saudi order is the Canadian company's first for an airline application of its own product, which so far has sold well to corporate and military users.<BR><BR>ASiQ has put together an end-to-end broadband communications solution to meet the Sauhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EMS-Satcom-bags-first-airline-connectivity-order-199472/
  • Europe: flying in formation

    News | 09 Aug 2004 23:00

    <p>From Farman to Fokker, Messerschmitt to Matra, the list of EADS's forebears is a roll call of some of Europe's greatest names in aircraft manufacturing</p> <p>EADS is the world's second-largest aerospace company and the largest in Europe. It is the outcome of a series of integrations, mergers and takeovers that occurred over decades, finally yielding the rationalisation of continental Europe's aerospace industry. </p> <p>Its current success - revenues of €30.1 billion ($24.9 billion) in 2003 and forecast profits of €1.93 billion this year - might be attributed to the strength of a company that has its roots in every area of aviation and every corner of Europe. While the national industries of France, Germany and Spain that came together to create EADS each had their own rich aerospace heritage, the activities in which EADS is involved bring in the industries of Belgium, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK, plus Australia, Canada and the USA. </p> <p>Last year markehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Europe-flying-in-formation-185785/
  • Global airport groupings

    News | 01 Dec 2001 00:00

    <p>DATA COMPLIED BY TREVOR MOUNTFORD, INFORMATION RESEARCHER AT ATI</p> <p>This listing includes those international airport groups with significant business links and foreign holdings beyond their home country. Data is compiled from returns to the database of Airline Business sister online service Air Transport Intelligence. </p> <p>Aena Base: Spain Description: Aena manages 43 airports in Spain, 12 in Mexico and two in Colombia. It is also responsible for five air traffic control centres. Revenues: $1,333 million Main Airports: Barecelona, Madrid Passenger total: 128.1 million Owned airports: Alicante, Almeria, Asturias, Barranquilla - Ernesto Cortissoz, Badajoz - Talavera la Real, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cartagena, C&oacute;rdoba, El Hierro, Gerona, Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Granada, Gran Canaria - La Palma, La Coruna, Lanzarote, Madrid - Barajas, Madrid - Cuatro Vientos, Malaga, Melilla, Menorca, Murcia/San Javier, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, Reus, Sabadell, Salamanca, San Sebastian, Shttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Global-airport-groupings-139546/