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Future Airbus Aircraft Concept

This is what the next Airbus aircraft should be in the 40 years to come. The new Airbus concept is to match the passengers’ demand.

According to a consultation with the customers, 96% of them want more environmentally sustainable aeroplanes. The aircraft of the future will have to be fully recyclable, more sustainable ie eco-efficient, and less stressful:

Now, the leading aircraft manufacturer is using the feedback to paint its vision of sustainable aviation in 2050.

Airbus had unveiled a revolutionary concept cabin through images of a transparent airliner design, last year.

There is a need among the passengers to reduce the time spent in airports. The new Airbus concept cabin will integrate an additional door for faster boarding, and exit. This airliner of the future will reduce its noise, and carbon emmissions. It will use the latest technologies – bionic structure, blended airframe, enhanced laminar flow and noise reduction; blended U-tail, biomorphing seats able to collect the passenger’s body energy, cutting-edge relaxation systems, human body thermal recycling, dramatic panoramic view, World Wide Web access, round of golf, etc. Watch the video:

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AIRBUS VISIONARY PROJECT – TRANSPARENT AIRLINER

Airbus has just unveiled a revolutionary concept through images of a transparent airliner design.

This aircraft of the future will use the latest technology – bionic structure; blended airframe; enhanced laminar flow and noise reduction; blended V-tail; biomorphing seats; leading-edge relaxation systems; human body thermal recycling; dramatic panoramic view; round of golf; etc.

Airbus will showcase their project called Concept Cabin during the Paris Air Show, at Le Bourget Airport. A movie – Airbus Future of Flight – will also be shown in a 360° planetarium at the Musee de l’Air et de l’Espace from 20 to 26 June 2011. Watch what travelling by plane could be… 40 years ahead:

Special thanks to Thierry HERMAS – Aeronautical English teacher at the French Air Force Academy (EOAA, Salon de Provence) – who passed the video link on. Thank you very much indeed.

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Australian Zeppelin crash

It happened over a field of Reichelsheim, near Frankfurt, Germany yesterday evening, June 13, 2011.

The Australian pilot died in the crash of the Goodyear blimp. The Zeppelin’s captain managed to save the lives of the 3 passengers when he heard a loud noise from an engine, and as it smelled gasoline, he urged the passengers to jump out at only 6 foot above the ground. The aircraft then dashed 50 meters higher. It blew out, before diving in flames. Video:

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Navy SEAL helicopter possibly stealth MH-60 Black Hawk

Some pictures of a US Navy SEAL helicopter that crash-landed during the assault on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan show some shapes different from a more traditional MH-60 Black Hawk.

This wreckage – the size of a Black Hawk – consists of a rotor with a disk on top of it; special fairings; and a fairly different tail rotor – with five, perhaps six blades.

However, thanks to David Cenciotti’s blog, and thanks to AeroManouch who passed this piece of information on, we can see that the tail rotor would rather have five blades, and it visibly is not an RAH-66 Comanche.

According to Bill Sweetman, a defense technology and aerospace pundit from Aviation Week, this chopper might be a Black Hawk upgraded into a stealth helicopter version:

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Up to 1,077 U.S. military bases all over the world !

How many of them are there, the U.S. taxpayers may wonder? According to this video, there could be up to 1,077 American military compounds all over the world…

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NATO airstrikes heard in Tripoli last night

Three major explosions and the roar of jetfighters heard over Tripoli Thursday night mean that NATO has likely stepped up its attacks on Gadhafi’s main command and control military compounds – C2 & telecommunication facilities, ammunition dump – in the outskirts of the capital. Thumping noises were heard last night, and Gadhafi’s forces in the eastern part of Libya may now be cut off from their headquarters according to this video:

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