Thirty years after the first presentations of a prototype in 1991, SyberJet Aircraft proposes a new revolutionary aircraft: the SyberJet SJ30. This 6-seater jet from the Light Jet family is much lighter than other high-end jets. Rather small and with good aerodynamics, it is handy and fast. It is equipped with two Williams International JJ44-2A engines that allow it to travel up to 2,500 nautical miles at an average speed of 850 km/h, with a fuel consumption reduction of 25% compared to alternative jets. A New York – Los Angeles or a North Atlantic crossing become easy thanks to its capabilities.
The interior of the aircraft was designed to be comfortable and space-free. The most luxurious materials have been used to achieve a pleasant interior that takes back the appearance and sensations of a sports car. In addition, to optimize the concentration of pilots, the cockpit has been improved to maximize the space of pilots and to reduce at best the visual congestion.
The SyberJet SJ30 can reach 41,000 feet with a pressure similar to that of sea level. Up to 49,000 feet, it can pass over any traffic, weather conditions, and more direct routes to its destination.
Certified by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), the SyberJet SJ30 has also pushed its safety standards, improved its aviation design while reducing pilots’ workload.
This new technology gem is priced between $8.3 and $8.5 million at the catalogue price. It is produced in Utah, Cedar City. The company does not disclose its sales.
Additive printing, or 3D printing is one of the industrial revolution in progress. Silently, processes are improving, machines are increasing in size and speed, software is more and more complete and linked to other production systems. And last but not least the use cases of multiplying ad infinitum.
It is the very example of a technology whose uses of tomorrow are hardly touched upon and which will emerge as the technology is deployed. To democratize one would be tempted to write.
FABLAB, THE NICKNAME FOR EASY 3D PRINTING
In Europe, many fablabs exist which own or use one or more additive printers to increase their rapid prototyping capacities tenfold.
But they are not the only ones. Thus NAVAL GROUP, French flagship of the military naval industry, recently produced a boat propeller in additive printing. That is, if confidence in the strength and reliability of production is high: one would not imagine such a group producing such a vital organ on a ship without complete confidence in its reliability.
Further, in the United States, an entire speedboat was produced with an additive printer.
Dimensions no longer seem to be a problem and giant printers are proliferating. In fact, you scale the 3D printer to the product you want to create.
Entire houses were created in additive printing. Of course, we are still at the stage of the demonstrator, the prototype, the POC “Proof of concept”. But progress is there and is slowly revolutionizing industrial production.
In Europe, it’s easy to find an additive printing company near you. Thus, for example, in Lille and the surrounding area, there are nearly ten additive printing companies, such as AF DEVELOPPEMENT which even offers an online store.
All industrial sectors will be impacted by this revolution in additive printing, both aeronautics and the medical sector and the energy sector.
The two initial obstacles, which were the dimensions of the parts and the choice of usable materials, have in part been lifted. In the two main families of materials, plastics on the one hand, and materials on the other, new patents and innovations bring new possibilities every month.
Additive printing, 3D printing has not finished to surprising us.
The regional turboprop aircraft Il-114-300 made its maiden flight at Zhukovsky airfield on December 16th. The aircraft was piloted by test pilots Nikolai Kuimov and Dmitry Komarov, assisted by onboard test engineer Oleg Gryazev.
This regional aircraft will be able to carry up to 68 passengers and can be used without jetway (integrated staircase). In manys ways it targets at the same market segment as the ATR72-600 or the Bombardier Q400.
On Wednesday 9th, Dassault Aviation presented its future new bizjet aircraft, the Falcon 6X. It’s not yet ready to fly, but it’s under way.
You’ll have to wait until mid-2022 to purchase it and fly directly from Paris to Los Angeles (or elsewhere at over 10.000 kilometers / 6.300 miles). And pay around 47 million US dollars.
It is equipped with Pratt&Whitney PW800 series engines.
Absoluz Consulting was born on July 4th 2018. For such great anniversary,CEO Olivier Le Brun presents the missions of his team of B2B expert Sales representatives.
A special thanks to our first clients who trusted us from France, Europe, Russia, and North America (USA / Canada): Engineering Profil, Les Charettes de Lily, Akor Consulting, Artoche api, Eden Consulting, Hameur Vlassenko Corporation, Hellodevis and Hellopro, Ley Valy api, Plexlabs api, Testing Studio, UpscaleStories , A&F Developpement, Kalypso Concept, Altea Energy, Nextep, UrgenceDocteurs.com, Velite, Welbees FRMS, Kapsul Korp IT, TrustedIn api.
Here is a short but interesting video (in French) that analyzes the reasons for the unfortunate crash of a PIA Airbus A320 in Karachi, Pakistan last May.
Without anticipating the official conclusions of the French equivalent of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB, BEA Bureau Enquete Accident, in French), the analyst points to the fatigue factors (FRMS) linked to the Ramadan fast and the cultural factores and bias (the seniority of the captain) as probable causes of the fatal accident .
Enjoy a guided tour where the most critical computers in the plane’s systems, backrests, circuits, and cargo hold are located.
The aircraft manufacturer and OEM supplier DAHER has bought at the end of 2019 a small American aircraft manufacturer, QUEST AIRCRAFT, which produces the KODIAK.
KODIAK aircraft is a small single engine turboprop designed to be rustic, safe and modern at once.
Developed in the early 2000s (unlike many turbopros whose design dates back several decades), it has the advantage of being able to carry up to 10 passengers and to be STOL, that is to say to be able land and take off over very short distances (STOL = Short take-off and landing). It can even land on unprepared landing fields.
It can be used in cargo mode or passenger mode. It can be operated as seaplane.
It is not pressurized, but it can be air-conditioned (which must make it considerably heavier with this option).
It benefits from a reliable engine with a PT6A-34 engine from Pratt & Whitney (Canada) and for which there are maintenance centers all over the world (There are more than 50 thousand PT6 in service in the world.)
Three hundred units of the KODIAK are presently in service, mainly in the United States (just like the TBM). It is produced a few hours away from Seattle, which doubtless allows DAHER KODIAK to benefit from the local Boeing ecosystem (subcontractors, services, employment, etc.).
No doubt that with the takeover by Daher, the KODIAK will go upmarket, in terms of reliability as well as options or services. Prices are likely to follow the same upward slope.
With this acquisition, DAHER is also acquiring an american production and maintenance site. So far, TBMs are made in France, in Tarbes (Hautes Pyrénées). This also could change within the coming years.