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Here's a video of the very first flight of the new Agusta Westland Wildcat Lynx AW159.
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Last week an improved Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 successfully completed its first test flight. Aerodynamic and engine changes included in the package will reduce fuel consumption by 2 percent. Boeing is phasing the changes into production mid-2011 through early 2012.
One percent of the savings comes from reducing resistance as air flows around the airplane. The upper and lower anti-collision lights change from round to a more aerodynamic teardrop shape. Wheel-well fairings are re-contoured to smooth the air flow near the main landing gear. A redesign of the environmental control system, exhaust vent and streamlined wing slat and spoiler trailing edges round out the aerodynamic changes.
After investigation of the onboard electrical fire on ZA002, earlier this month, Boeing now is in need to make changes to its 787 design. Boeing is developing design changes to power distribution panels on the 787 and updates to the systems software that manages and protects power distribution on the airplane.
Engineers have determined that the fault began as either a short circuit or an electrical arc in the P100 power distribution panel, most likely caused by the presence of foreign debris. The design changes will improve the protection within the panel. Software changes also will be implemented to further improve fault protection.
The P100 panel is one of five major power distribution panels on the 787. It receives power from the left engine and distributes it to an array of systems.
A revised 787 program schedule is expected in a few weeks.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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But however small doesn't mean that it's bad. As a matter of fact it was a very pleasant experience.
There wasn't to much to see in the sky due to the lack of participants but there was some exciting maneuvers performed by Diana Silva, the Portuguese 25 year old aerobatic woman pilot, And of course the Smoke Wings Team with 2 Yak 52.
From Germany came an OV-10 Bronco a very interesting turboprop aircraft and amazing capabilities.
And the organizer of the event the Aero Fénix Museum brought to us a de Havilland Chipmunk, one Piper Colt and a Boeing Stearman. From the Portuguese Air Force, other member of the organization, there was a Dornier Do-27.
On the ground there was plenty to see because all airshow was on the apron of the new Portuguese Air Force Museum located in the Sintra Airbase to. I'm not going to continue to describe because I think the pictures talk from their selves.