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Le 1er Boeing 787 de LAN fait son roll-out

Juillet 17, 2012

LAN a annoncé le 16 juillet que son premier 787-8 était sorti du hangar de peinture de Boeing, à Everett. La phase d’assemblage final est donc achevée.
L’appareil devrait être livré à la compagnie à la fin de l’année. Elle deviendra alors la première à l’exploiter en Amérique du Sud. LAN a commandé trente-deux Dreamliner, répartis entre vingt-deux 787-8 et dix 787-9. Tous lui seront livrés d’ici 2020.

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VIDEO. Le plus gros aéronef du monde, l'Airlander 10, se rate à l'atterrissage

VIDEO. Le plus gros aéronef du monde, l'Airlander 10, se rate à l'atterrissage | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Lors de son second vol d'essai, le dirigeable a heurté la piste à l'aérodrome de Cardington au Royaume-Uni, ce mercredi. Le poste de pilotage a été endommagé mais il n'y a aucun blessé.
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VIDEO: Airliner 10, World's Largest Aircraft Takes Maiden Voyage In Front Of Hundreds

VIDEO: Airliner 10, World's Largest Aircraft Takes Maiden Voyage In Front Of Hundreds | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

 It is thought to be the world’s largest aircraft. Airlander 10, a giant blimp shaped helium-filled airship, made its maiden voyage in front of hundreds of spectators, taking off from a field in central England.

It has been nicknamed the “flying bum” because of its bulbous front end. “Well this is a piece of aviation history. I see a lot of vintage aircraft flying around, and find them fascinating. So to see something that is at the cutting edge of aviation technology, I wasn’t going to miss that for the world,” said one spectator.

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After 50 Years, Boeing Plans to Terminate Its Masterpiece, the 747

After 50 Years, Boeing Plans to Terminate Its Masterpiece, the 747 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
As epoch-ending statements go, this one was stealthy and carefully modulated: “It is reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747.”
And so it slipped out, in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, first reported by Aviation Week, that Boeing foresees the moment when the single most consequential airplane it ever built will come to the end of its viable life—probably around 2020, which would give the aircraft 50 years in production.
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An Air France Airbus A380 landing on foggy morning

An Air France Airbus A380 landing on foggy morning | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An Air France Airbus A380 landing in Paris CDG Airport on a foggy morning.
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Un Boeing 737 de DHL sort de piste à Bergame

Un Boeing 737 de DHL sort de piste à Bergame | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Un Boeing 737 400 affrété par la société DHL est sorti de piste en atterrissant à Bergame, dans le nord de l’Italie.
L’avion venait de Paris. L’incident à eu lieu a 4 heures du matin et n’a fait aucun blessé, les deux personnes aux commandes de l’appareil sont sorties indemnes de l’avion qui s’est immobilisé le nez sur la rambarde de sécurité d’une voie rapide aux abords du tarmac.

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Emirates plane crash-lands at Dubai airport - BBC News

Emirates plane crash-lands at Dubai airport - BBC News | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
An Emirates plane has crash-landed at Dubai International Airport and caught fire.
All 300 people on board were able to escape from the burning aircraft, but a firefighter was killed tackling the blaze.
The Boeing 777 appeared to have landed on its belly, and images showed thick black smoke rising into the sky.
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An Air France Airbus 380 landing in Paris

An Air France Airbus 380 landing in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France Airbus 380 F-HPJA landing in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on a rainy day on August 2nd 2016
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Future Technology Innovations On The Horizon

Future Technology Innovations On The Horizon | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

: Technology developments will continue to transform every field of aerospace, just as they have the over the last 100 years: Ubiquitous Drones, Autonomy Unleashed, New Shapes, Electric Dreams,..

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Airbus et DeDrone vont sécuriser les aéroports contre les drones

Airbus et DeDrone vont sécuriser les aéroports contre les drones | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Pour sécuriser les aéroports, la filiale Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security s'est payé les services de DeDrone, une start-up de sécurité anti-drones.

Les UAV ne sont pas simplement des caméras volantes, ce sont de véritable plate-forme multi-fonctions. A chacun d’y trouver sa fonction en y apportant des modifications plus ou moins substantielles. Certains archéologues s’en sont servis pour scanner le site antique de Palmyre, étudier les vestiges de la cité d’Angkor, d’autres les utilisent pour livrer des colis, comme Amazon et 7-eleven qui ont récemment fait preuve d’avancées significatives.

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Espace : Airbus passe aux mini-satellites

Espace : Airbus passe aux mini-satellites | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Moins haut, moins cher. » Le slogan semble peu ambitieux, mais c'est une réalité qui chamboule actuellement le marché des satellites. Le grand public associe Airbus aux avions. Airbus Defense and Space est pourtant numéro un européen et numéro deux mondial de l'industrie spatiale, spécialisé dans la construction de satellites (télécoms et observation de la Terre). L'assemblage des précieux engins est effectué à Toulouse, où phosphorent 3 000 salariés. Jusqu'à il y a peu, moins d'une dizaine de ces bijoux de technologie, capables de résister aux terribles conditions de l'espace, sortaient d'usine chaque année.

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Facebook fait voler son drone de la taille d'un Boeing 737

Facebook fait voler son drone de la taille d'un Boeing 737 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Ce vol de test à permis de collecter des données sur les réactions du drone en situation réelle : vent, aérodynamisme, fonctionnement du système d'autopilotage, consommation d'énergie. Du premier test à la mise en production, il pourrait cependant s'écouler une temps considérable. "Nous allons pousser Aquila jusqu'à ses limites avec une longue série de tests dans les prochains mois et années", indique Jay Parikh, de Facebook. "

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Un Boeing centenaire rêve de Mars et de vols supersoniques

Un Boeing centenaire rêve de Mars et de vols supersoniques | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing, centenaire depuis peu, réfléchit à des projets tels que des vols civils supersoniques et une fusée capable de transporter des passagers vers d'autres planètes.
Mais l'innovation sera maîtrisée pour ne pas mettre en péril l'avenir de l'avionneur, a dit à la presse le directeur général, Dennis Muilenburg, lors d'une cérémonie commémorant la création de la société par William Boeing le 15 juillet 1916 à Seattle.
"Nous avons gagné pendant 100 ans grâce à l'innovation", a-t-il déclaré. "La clé c'est une innovation maîtrisée; nous prendrons des risques et investirons de manière avisée".

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Airbus And Intel are Using Drones to Inspect Airplanes

Airbus And Intel are Using Drones to Inspect Airplanes | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus airbus-group-n-v showed off this week at the Farnborough International Airshow in England how it uses drones to inspect airplanes.
The aircraft manufacturer outfitted the drone with a camera so it could take pictures of one of its airplanes and look for scratches, dents, and other damages. Airbus can then use those images to construct a 3D digital model of the plane that the company said can help prevent and reduce additional airplane damage.

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Alessandro Borns's curator insight, July 23, 6:41 PM

While many associate drones as a danger to aircraft, this article is a great example of drones working to improve safety. Not only do they help staff inspect aircraft, but they also can prevent occupational danger such as noise, weather and working at heights. Being able to inspect an aircraft in greater detail that would otherwise require major infrastructure such as cranes and scaffolding the engineers have the ability to discover defects which could possibly go unnoticed until the aircraft goes in for routine maintenance. Along with the environmental factors which pilots and ground crew are exposed to, any increases in safety have a direct and positive effect on myself and the industry.

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An Air France Airbus A318 in Paris

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Air France Airbus A318 taking off in Paris CDG Airport
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The world's largest helicopter can lift an airliner with remarkable ease

The world's largest helicopter can lift an airliner with remarkable ease | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Even against the backdrop of a clear blue sky, there is no doubting the sheer size of the Russian-built Mi-26 helicopter.
But it's only when the aircraft lands that observers are truly able to appreciate the magnitude of the helicopter, the world's largest.

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Airbus offers overtime to workers as it battles to get A350 back on track

Airbus offers overtime to workers as it battles to get A350 back on track | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

As well as its wine and cheese, France is also famed for its traditional August month off, when much of the workforce simply shuts down and heads to the beach.
It’s a brave – or perhaps desperate – company that’s willing to challenge French workers’ assumption that they get to spend a month en vacances but now Airbus, one of the country’s most high-profile businesses, is taking a stand. 

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Celebrate National Aviation Day Aug 19

Celebrate National Aviation Day Aug 19 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 set aside the August date to be known as National Aviation Day. Past celebrations have included free admission to U.S. aviation museums, special aviation-themed movie screenings, and other aviation events to commemorate the occasion.
celebrates the work of the famous brothers with a dedicated website that has collected documents, teaching materials and an overview of the story of the world's first powered aircraft test pilots.
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Airbus Reveals Urban Air-Transport Projects

Airbus Reveals Urban Air-Transport Projects | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Airbus Group has provided a glimpse into its research on air taxis as an answer to growing surface gridlock in the world’s largest cities.
This includes prototyping an autonomous air vehicle for individual passenger and cargo transport, and studies of a multi-passenger CityAirbus concept. The single-passenger vehicle is being developed by A3, Airbus’s Silicon Valley outpost, under Project Vahana, launched in February.
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An Air France Airbus 380 on final approach in Paris

An Air France Airbus 380 on final approach in Paris | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
Air France Airbus 380 F-HPJA on final approach in Paris CDG on July 2nd 2016
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Texas hot air balloon crash that killed 16 among worst in aviation history

Texas hot air balloon crash that killed 16 among worst in aviation history | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it


Though authorities had not publicly identified the pilot, Alan Lirette told the AP that it was Skip Nichols – his best friend, boss and roommate. Nichols, 49, identifies himself on his Facebook page as the chief pilot of Heart of Texas. Authorities confirm 16 people killed in fiery crash near Lockhart, Texas while friend identifies Skip Nichols as ‘great pilot’ of balloon involved.

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Aviation : vers la fin du mythique Boeing 747

Aviation : vers la fin du mythique Boeing 747 | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

C'est peut-être l'un des plus grands symboles de l'aviation commerciale qui pourrait disparaître. Près d’un demi-siècle après avoir livré le premier exemplaire de Boeing 747, le plus gros avion de ligne, caractéristique à sa «bosse» à l'avant, et qui pendant 37 ans a détenu le record de la capacité de passagers embarqués avant l'arrivée de l'Airbus A380, l'avionneur américain de Seattle pourrait tourner la page. Si Boeing, qui a fêté en 2016 son 100e anniversaire a enregistré au dernier salon aéronautique de Farnborough une commande de 20 appareils 747 du groupe Volga Dnepr, le compte n'y est plus.

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Pol Bacquet's comment, July 29, 11:02 AM
Vraiment dommage...un avion magnifique !
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Sunlight powers an aviation milestone

Sunlight powers an aviation milestone | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

A remarkable aircraft is "winging it" this morning . . . completing its first round-the-world flight. As our David Pogue of Yahoo Tech explains, it's a LIGHT aircraft in more ways than one:
Some achievements are considered impossible -- right up until the moment someone does them, like building a flying machine, or walking on the Moon ... or building an airplane powered only by the Sun.
The Solar Impulse is on an impossible mission flying around the world without using a single drop of fuel. Not exactly nonstop, and not without a hitch. But it's only one flight away from completing its journey.

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Airbus considering 19-seat hybrid-electric aircraft for general aviation market

Airbus considering 19-seat hybrid-electric aircraft for general aviation market | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Airbus is now considering general aviation designs with up to 19 seats with hybrid-electric power after meeting with potential development partners among a small group of traditional US small aircraft manufacturers, a senior executive tells Flightglobal. The new studies replace plans to develop a smaller, four-seat, hybrid-electric general aviation aircraft after demonstrating the propulsion technology in a future two-seat trainer and current two-seat prototype.

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Even though airliners burn 10's of tonnes of fuel per hour they do in fact burn less fuel per passenger mile than any hybrid car on the market today. This does however still mean that they burn tonnes of fossil fuels. With the advancement of battery technology in recent years it has finally become feasible for smaller commuter category aircraft, such as the ones that link regional towns to major hubs, to be powered by hybrid-electric power plants resulting in lower carbon emissions. This is important not only to myself, but the future generations who will be left to deal with what the current generation leave behind.

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Throwback Thursday: Air France’s Concorde world tour stopped at DFW

Throwback Thursday: Air France’s Concorde world tour stopped at DFW | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

This Throwback Thursday photo shows an Air France Concorde parked at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in 1997. The supersonic jet was on an around-a-world trip.
The Concorde was a on 24-day tour that included stops in Las Vegas, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, China, India, Kenya, France and New York. The world tour cost $56,000 per person and included guided tours at each stop. The flight covered 26,000 miles.
The Star-Telegram’s G. Chambers Williams III flew on the New York to DFW portion of the trip and wrote this description, published on November 2, 1997.

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