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Fourth JF-17 Thunder squadron whole as PAC rolls out 16th aircraft

Fourth JF-17 Thunder squadron whole as PAC rolls out 16th aircraft

Fourth JF-17 Thunder squadron whole as PAC rolls out ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) on Monday rolled out the 16th Block 2 JF-17 aircraft and officially handed it over to the Pakistan Air force (PAF), indicating the end of four squadrons. Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman attended the service, with Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain attending as the chief guest. Hussain reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment towards encouraging self-reliance in defense creation and thanked the authorities of China for its unrelenting support.“I value the crucial part played by our time-tested Chinese buddies for the success with the JF17 plan. Their support of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra and so many other jobs is cherished and highly valued by every Pakistani,” Hussain said. The Chief of Air Staff expressed his satisfaction with all the improvement to the JF17 program. He commended the professional competence and dedication shown by PAC staff in meeting the landmarks of the JF17 program and encouraged them to continue their best efforts in pursuit of superiority. PAC Kamra is in command of the upkeep of all PAF operational assets. In 2010, the Chief of the Air Staff in the time, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman had said the aircraft would be the mainstay of PAF’s operations, multiply its operational capability and empower it to run day-and-night multiple operations, which became critical in the prevalent international and regional scenario. JF17: Operational history The JF-17 Thunder, a single-engine [...]
Solar Impulse reveal new solar aircraft

Solar Impulse reveal new solar aircraft

A new solar-plane that will be able to traveling all over the world fuelled solely from the Sunlight continues to be revealed in Switzerland Solar Impulse 2 has large wings the thickness of the Boeing 747, covered in solar panels as slender as a human hair. At its center is just a seat which will house among the two Swiss leaders who’ll pilot the equipment André Borschberg and – Bertrand Piccard.The plane is definitely an evolution of the Solar Impulse model which broke a sequence of world records for solar-powered trip this past year, including a remarkable tour of Europe along with a multi-phase journey across America from coast to coast. Additionally, it crucially flew through the night and all day long, driven from the batteries aboard which have been charged from the solar panels throughout the day.An aircraft designed to travel Borschberg began by explaining the brand new plane as ‘a key step-up when compared with the initial one’, and spoke to Euronews concerning the project. the next plane we’re starting now’s an aircraft made to travel, and also “The first airplane was a type of flying laboratory,” Borschberg claims. Among the greatest problems within the round-the-world trip may be the period of each stage of the trip. It’s 35,000 kilometers all over the world, and in the light cruise attained by a solar-powered airplane – between 36 km/h and 140km/h, based on elevation and wind – the pilots may spend five days aloft, alone within the cockpit. “And for that it’s to be reliable,” says Borschberg. “We will cross oceans, [...]
Airbus sky-high

Airbus sky-high with record requests

Airbus has received a boost in its challenge to its arch-rival reclaiming the most truly effective spot from Boeing for commercial purchases.They published a business record of 1,619 new plane purchases for 2013 pressing its backlog to nearly eight years of production. The numbers represent an increase of 80-percent in the prior year. The organization said it had been taking a look at the possibility of a two-phase escalation in output of its most widely used planes. In October this past year Airbus signed a landmark deal with Japan airlines breaking into that market for the very first time with an order for 31 A350 aircraft. It’s uncertain just how much the offer is likely to be worth to Airbus. Experts think large discounts played an important role in the contract so Airbus could easily get a foothold on the market. Didier Bruno: “Joining us now’s Fabrice Bregier the executive director of Airbus. When you consider the numbers for 2013 for the organization what’re you most happy with? The amount of purchases or the very first agreement with Japan that has been the preserve of one’s primary rival Boeing?” Fabrice Bregier: “Oh I feel I’m most happy with our A350 flying prior to the Paris Air Show. However the other a couple of things you mentioned are incredibly essential for the continuing future of Airbus.” euronews: “Yes it absolutely was a genuine monopoly which Boeing had in Japan. It had been a massive effort by Airbus to enter that market.” Fabrice Bregier: “It was really the very first time Japan Airlines didn’t purchase [...]