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SIKORSKY and BOEING “Future verticla lift” helicopter named “SB>1 DEFIANT” made its first flight on March 2019. Here is the video. Enjoy.
The General Aircraft Manufacturer Association (GAMA) has issued its yearly reports for 2018. It contains great figures and facts about the general aviation.
General aviation represents nearly half a million aircrafts over the world, mostly in the USA (50%) and in Europe (30%).
GAMA counts 39 main aircrafts manufacturers. The most well known are also those who sell the more aircrafts : CIRRUS, CESSNA, TECNAM, PIPER, DIAMOND, BEECHCRAFT, PILATUS, DAHER.
Click here to get access to the 2018 GAMA report.
Merry Christmas and peace on earth to men of good will.
Feliz Navidad y paz en la tierra a los hombres de buena voluntad.
Joyeux Noël et paix sur terre aux hommes de bonne volonté.
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Absoluz Consulting wishes a happy thanksgiving to its american clients.
May your family be your forever priority.
Airbus helicopter is working on a new high speed helicopter project, called “RACER”.
In 2011 was revealed the X3, an experimental high-speed compound helicopter which achieved the high speed of 255 knots in level flight on 7 June 2013 (65% faster than a classic helicopter).
Then, in June 2017, at the Paris Air Show, Airbus Helicopter (ex – Eurocopter), presented the next generation demonstrator, called “RACER”.
Everybody notices its box-wing which increase its lift during cruising flights and its two lateral pusher propellers.
The program is progressing with the selection, a few weeks ago, of the first subcontractors :
- GE has obtained the lateral gear boxes housings (Avio Aero / Italy)
- and the wing’s titanium cradle (GE Aviation System / United Kingdom) ;
- in Romania, Romaero will manufacture the side panel (composite made) ;
- in Spain, Aeronova will produce tje tail’s structure ;
- Safran, in France, was granted the engine (“Aneto” helicopter engine family)
Airbus Helicopter plans to make it fly in 2020.
For three days, the largest show on naval defense and technologies, maritime security and safety opens its doors in Paris. It takes place once every two year for now fifty years and it is considered by major players of this industry as the place to be, the benchmark exhibition in their activity.
Over 25,000 people are expected to attend this year, from over 100 countries. Amongst them are expected over 25 Navy Chiefs of Staff and dozens of navy delegations. Nearly 500 exhibitors are there; amongst them visitors can attend meetings in the large booths of India, Australia, the USA, Germany, Italy (with a massive presence as always), Israel, and, of course, numerous French companies.
Absoluz Consulting attended the show and grasped several opportunities for its clients.
The leading actors of the naval industry are there : Naval group, Rafael, Altran, Leonardo, Hutchinson, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Damen, CNIM, Babcock international, ECA Group, Eaton, Fincantieri, Lürssen Yachts and so on.
The aerospace industry is also present to supply aircrafts, helicopters and UAVs. Airbus, Safran and Dassault have a booth there. Many large companies cumulate activities in the naval industry as well as defense industry, energy, rail, transportation, aerospace industries at once.
Innovation is a key aspect of the show, it is present during the speeches of the key note speakers, on major players show cases and presentations but also with several booth dedicated to small companies or even start-up companies showing of innovating services and products, such as SEAIR (France), FTSH2O (USA), Internest (France), Iceye (Finland) or the small but booming shipyard Bord à Bord (France).
Visitors are both civilians and military, interested in all naval activities from shipyards to radio communication, energy or water supply, safety and cyber-security aboard, maintenance and spare parts supply (MCO).