Saab announced on Wednesday it would postpone the new Gripen E-a fighter jet the first flight of the year.so far, the first flight is expected to happen already this year, such as Saab tentatively announced in may, the presentation of the machine conference in Linköping."we have a clear plan where to stage the first flight is flown, but still we do not disclose the exact date, otherwise than in 2017."Saab said the moratorium does not mean a change in the first of the new gripen of the delivery schedule: the Swedish and Brazilian air force ordered aircraft deliveries will begin as planned in 2019.the first flight of a postponement of the previously planned due to the company according to the fact that the Gripen E's systems tests are going better than anticipated."we Have decided to perform a full software qualification confirmation before the next flight instead, that we'd conduct the verification parts in, what is today's practice in the defense industry."
p Did Nasa astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin really walk on the moon in 1969, or was it part of an elaborate ruse directed by Stanley Kubrick?Are aircraft leaving 'chemtrails' in the sky, chemical agents sprayed for mysterious and nefarious purposes?Is there actually a cure for cancer, suppressed by pharmaceutical companies in order to protect valuable 'alternative' medicines?Unfortunately for the more imaginative conspiracy theorists among us, the answer to all of these questions is likely to be a resounding no.The equation, which has been published in Plos One, is made up of three factors: the number of conspirators involved, how much time has passed since the alleged conspiracy took place, and the "intrinsic probability of a conspiracy failing".This intrinsic measure was estimated by looking at data from conspiracies that had later been revealed to be true – the PRISM surveillance program, which was revealed by Edward Snowden after several years, the Tuskegee syphilis scandal, which withheld the cure for syphilis from African-Americans and was revealed after 25 years, and an FBI scandal which led to the execution of innocent people, unveiled by a doctor after six years.
The crazy future of transport: in pictures View GalleryFor a jet or rocket to be classified as hypersonic, it must travel at five times the speed of sound, or Mach 5."You could fly long distances over the Earth very, very quickly.The Antipode would travel at 24 times the speed of soundThe team plans to run 10 trials on the rocket, which has a supersonic combustion engine that uses oxygen for fuel, making it lighter than traditional rockets.Boeing and the German space agency are also working on the project with the US and Australian militaries.Earlier this year a concept design for the Antipode, which could travel from London to New York in just 11 minutes at 12,427 miles per hour, was released.The X-15, operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration secured the official world record for the highest speed ever reached by a manned, powered aircraft.
The next generation of air travel just got a step closer, with the successful completion of a rocket test in the Australian desert that could one day lead to flights from London to Sydney taking as little as two hours.The test is part of a series of ten, run by a team comprised of US and Australian military scientists.At the Woomera Testing Range, they were able to send an experimental scramjet attached to a rocket booster to an altitude of 278 kilometres with a top speed of Mach 7.5 - more than seven times the speed of sound.That's far faster than the 'supersonic' Concorde aircraft ever achieved, and passes the threshold for 'hypersonic travel' instead - defined as travel at more than five times the speed of sound."The practical application of that is you could fly long distances over the Earth very, very quickly but also that it's very useful as an alternative to a rocket for putting satellites into space.""It is a game-changing technology... and could revolutionise global air travel, providing cost-effective access to space," Australia's chief scientist Alex Zelinsky said in a statement.
Taking no chances, Euro 2016 organizers said Tuesday that new technology will be deployed at the June 10-July 10 tournament in 10 French cities to protect against unwanted airborne intruders."We've noted the general proliferation of drone-usage in society," Khoury said in his Paris office.French authorities have been alarmed by dozens of mystery drone overflights of sensitive sites — mostly nuclear facilities, but also military installations and even the presidential palace.The French gendarmerie already has powerful but not particularly sophisticated portable equipment that could help steer drones away from stadiums by interfering with GPS signals; its drawback is that it could also interfere with GPS signals for civil use, including for aircraft."The idea is not to destroy the drones, because there could be collateral damage, notably if they crashed into the public."So the risk for matches should be limited.
Buzz Aldrin, left of President Obama, visited the Oval Office in 2014.In recent years, Aldrin has used his astronautics expertise and fame to push a cycler concept that he believes would be the best way to visit and eventually inhabit Mars."It competes with the private sector," Aldrin said.Before NASA existed there was NACA, the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics.This government agency had responsibility for testing aircraft developed by the US and for promoting the aviation industry through applied research.Senators have said they have pushed for this funding because they believe it is essential that NASA retain the capability to design and build rockets because private industry cannot be relied upon to do this entirely on its own.
MS Flight 804 disappeared from radar last night in the Mediterranean Sea. The plane is registered symbol SU-GCC, and it was delivered to EgyptAir in November 2003. The machine has flown some 48 000 flight hours. Lost A320 is a twin-engine narrow-bodied aircraft, with capacity for 150 passengers. The first Airbus A320 was introduced in March 1988. By the end of April, the types of aircraft had flown more than 6,700 flights.
Wreckage has shown up near there, and they re searching for survivors, of course—66 people were on board the Airbus A320.The recorders are valuable to investigators because they contain two hours of audio recording from the cockpit and dozens of datapoints from the entire flight, including altitude, airspeed, and heading, along with the positions of individual controls and flaps at any given moment.Basically everything should have a serial number, bar code, or part number.Those pieces, along with any human remains, might show signs of burning, other damage, or chemical traces indicating an explosion.Investigators will geotag all that, according to information from France s Bureau d Enquêtes et d Analyses, so they can analyze the circumstances of the accident and build the most precise scenario.Aircraft accident investigations commonly take two years to complete, despite the kind of speculation that has already started moving through the media.
Teenager Amina Ali was found on Tuesday near the Sambisa forest near the border with Cameroon.4.Ivanka Trump defended her father, US presidential candidate Donald Trump, on Wednesday against a New York Times story that detailed extensive allegations of workplace sexism.A US patrol plane on a regular mission was intercepted by two Chinese military aircraft over the South China Sea on Wednesday.The hacker known as Peace  says the credentials were obtained during a 2012 LinkedIn data breach in which 6.5 million encrypted passwords were posted online, according to Motherboard.8.A new report found no evidence that genetically modified crops are less safe to eat or worse for the environment than regular crops, despite concerns that GMOs could have an effect on everything from allergies to cancer.It's a significant improvement from last year, when it claimed only "hundreds of millions" to Facebook's 1 billion app installs.And finally ...Here's what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them.NOW WATCH: THE STORY OF GOLDMAN SACHS: From foot peddlers to a powerhouseLoading video...
Photographer: Sharon Steinmann / TT One of the airline Egyptairs aircraft on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board disappeared over the Mediterranean. Weather conditions are said to have been good when the plane disappeared from radar and according to the airline does not have a distress signal sent out, something also confirmed by the government Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram. - The sun has just gone up so within an hour we should have more information, said Ahmed Abdel Egyptair at CNN. The plane took off from Charles de Gaulle Airport 23:09 local time for a trip that normally takes about four hours. The airline tweeted out that the plane disappeared, which should have taken place shortly after it crossed Egyptian airspace over the Mediterranean. The Egyptian airline industry has been hit by several events over the past year.
The future of long-distance travel is looking more exciting than ever -- forget Amtrak, we'll have a Hyperloop.The effort, a collaboration between U.S. and Australian military research teams, involves hypersonic technology able to take planes from Sydney to London in a mere two hours.According to the AFP, the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation team sent an experimental rocket to an altitude of 278 kilometers during a trial yesterday, hitting speeds of Mach 7.5.The team s goal has been creating an engine able to fly at Mach 7, eventually leading to the development of a commercial plane that could take travelers very long distances in relatively tiny amounts of time.The research team will be conducting a total of 10 trial runs in South Australia at Woomera, and at Andoya Rocket Range in Norway.As such, the contraption is lighter and faster than typical rockets that have to transport a bunch of fuel.
Next-generation Swedish fighter aircraft was unveiled on Wednesday at a well-attended ceremony in the hangars of the defense group Saab's Tannefors in Linköping. But he also notes that: - Then there is of course to go from a true sound and light show into an operational military system, and it takes after a few years as well. - Yes, a continuous increase in the defense budget will certainly occur. But you have other needs as well, we will have new radar systems, we will have new submarines, and it's pretty expensive things to be set. In addition, Sweden has also Brazil ordered the new single-seater plane, Gripen E. The first order is on 36 planes, eight of which will be two-seater, and then named Griffin F. These planes will be largely manufactured in Brazil by a consortium led by the aircraft manufacturer Embraer. Gripen F will also be a model that future versions of the Gripen system, such as Griffin Marine, or Sjögripen and Gripen EW electronic warfare are supposed to be based.
An EgyptAir Airbus A320 with 66 people on board has disappeared from radar above Egyptian airspace, somewhere above the eastern Mediterranean.The airline says that Flight MS804 left Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Wednesday at 23:09 local time and was scheduled to arrive in Cairo at around 03:00 local time.In March of this year, Seifedeen Mustafa used a fake bomb to hijack an EgyptAir flight.However, AFP s Jean-Marc Mojon cites a Greek aviation source who says that the airplane crashed 130 nautical miles off the Greek island of Karpathos.We ll update this post throughout the morning as more details emerge.Update: The Guardian reports that Greek defence sources tell it that the aircraft was seen to behave erratically during a two minute period, between 03:27 to 03:29 local time:It was in this two minute period when the plane made a 90 degree swerve left and dropped from 37,000 feet to 15,000 feet before swerving 60 degrees right and vanishing at 10,000 feet ten to 15 miles inside Egyptian air space.
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fstory%2fthumbnail%2f9438%2fhttps 3a 2f 2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com 2fuploads 2fcard 2fimage 2f94321 2fexph-0726-10The hybrid aircraft is an advanced version of the Airbus' Eurocopter X3, which is currently under development and set an unofficial record in 2013 for the world's fastest helicopter, attaining a top speed of 263 knots — or about 303 miles per hour — in a descent.That's still much slower than a commercial jet, but for a helicopter, it's greased lightning."Airbus' Eurocopter X3 is the fastest helicopter in the world," said Deepak Gupta of PatentYogi, which made the above video to demonstrate the patent's ideas.Airbus' "compound helicopter" is capable of reaching high speeds due to its fixed airplane components.When pilots want to attain higher speeds, they bring the aircraft to a low pitch, essentially converting the helicopter into a plane.Another unique feature of the hybrid helicopter is its absence of a tail rotor.
Following a full day of searches, military teams have announced that they have found debris, bodies and passenger belongings from the missing flight MS804 that crashed into the sea yesterday.Search teams are now said to be sweeping the sea in order to locate the airplane s black box.The aircraft crashed into the sea early Thursday.Flight MS804 left Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Wednesday at 23:09 local time and was scheduled to arrive in Cairo at around 03:00 local time.Radar contact was lost with the airplane at 2:30 Cairo time, when it was flying at 37,000ft.Aboard the airplane were 56 passengers, seven crew members and three security personnel.
Following a full day of searches, military teams have announced that they have found debris, bodies and passenger belongings from the missing flight MS804 that crashed into the sea yesterday.Search teams are now said to be sweeping the sea in order to locate the airplane s black box.The aircraft crashed into the sea early Thursday.Flight MS804 left Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Wednesday at 23:09 local time and was scheduled to arrive in Cairo at around 03:00 local time.Radar contact was lost with the airplane at 2:30 Cairo time, when it was flying at 37,000ft.Aboard the airplane were 56 passengers, seven crew members and three security personnel.
Photographer: Johan Nilsson / TT A number of departures and arrivals from Arlanda and Bromma airports are canceled as a result of yesterday's flight peak of Sweden .. What caused the crash Air Traffic must now be investigated. At Arlanda airport is now eight departures and arrivals eleven set. At Bromma airport is a departure and an arrival set. - It's all about aircraft and personnel were in the wrong place because they did not come in the way yesterday. Some companies have already decided yesterday to set up a preventive measure, says Åsa Öhman, press officer at Swedavia. It was at noon yesterday that a computer error in flight management meant that Swedish airspace was closed for a few hours.
The topic on many kitchen tables and workplaces have most likely been Thursday's incident where one of Egyptairs aircraft between Paris and Cairo disappeared from radar in the middle of the Mediterranean. Statistics from IATA, an international umbrella organization for about 260 airlines, shows that 136 people died in four fatal accidents in 2015, a year in which a total of 3.5 billion passengers were transported around the world. For example, it is about we get very influenced by the availability of images in memory that is very visual and powerful. But in the air, you are completely in the violence on one or two people that control this entire vehicle, and death is as inevitable if one were to crash, says Olsson. - It's so big and massive as many suffer at the same time and the agonizing, which can rub off. It did get too much attention, rightly, says Anna gaudy, doctor of psychology at Mid Sweden University in Östersund.
Airbus is trying take high speed helicopters to whole new level.Last month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office approved an application last month from Airbus Helicopters' Axel Fink, Ambrosius Weiss, and Andrew Winkworth for a new compound helicopter.The patented design is a yet-unnamed development of the company's revolutionary X3 experimental helicopter that first flew in 2010.The concept is also part of Airbus Helicopters' formerly known as Eurocopter high speed, long-range, hybrid helicopter H3 initiative.During testing, the X3 managed to reach to 293 mph — making it the fastest non-tilt-rotor helicopter in the world.The new patent offers a development on the original X3 design.What makes the new aircraft a compound helicopter are is pair of wing-mounted engines with pusher propellers in addition to the conventional main rotor.This design eliminates the need for a tail rotor to counter the torque of the main rotor.A helicopter with additional pusher or puller propellers is far from new and various versions have been flying for decades.However, a helicopter with this layout and such high performance is quite novel.This means the patented helicopter will likely be significantly faster than the record-setting X3.This new patent could also be the latest development of the Low Impact Fast and Efficient Rotor-Craft or LifeRCraft to which Airbus Helicopters hinted in 2014.It is unclear if the patented compound helicopter will ever see production in its current guise.Here's a video about the new patent courtesy of PatentYogi:NOW WATCH: These are the best, highest-paying companies in AmericaLoading video...
Please press play on the video below before reading.Falcon 4.0 Microprose/Lead Pursuit , 1998- Falcon 4.0: Allied Force Photograph: Lead PursuitVeteran US publisher Microsprose was responsible for some of the greatest flight combat games of the 1980s and 1990s, thanks partly to the expertise of co-founder Wild Bill Stealey, an ex-fighter pilot and Air Force major.After the source code was leaked in 2000, community coders took on updates and modifications leading to the excellent Falcon 4.0: Allied Force title from Lead Pursuit.The Japanese version, Aero Dancing: Featuring Blue Impulse, was even officially licensed by Japan s version of the Red Arrows.Chuck Yeager s Air Combat Electronic Arts, 1991 Chuck Yeager s Air Combat Photograph: Electronic ArtsPossibly the only major flight sim to have a superstar endorsement, EA s flight sim provided a chronological grab bag of aerial experiences ranging from Second World War fighter runs to modern afterburner dogfights across fast expanses.Tom Clancy s HAWX Ubisoft, 2009 HAWX Photograph: UbisoftUbisoft s attempt to broaden its Tom Clancy military universe into the skies was a moderate success, featuring a huge range of aircraft, beautiful scenery and super fast dog fighting action.
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