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« Responder #15 em: Outubro 10, 2007, 08:24:53 am »
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Lindo sonho.... :roll:
"[Os portugueses são]um povo tão dócil e tão bem amestrado que até merecia estar no Jardim Zoológico"
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« Responder #16 em: Outubro 16, 2007, 09:32:18 pm »
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16/10/2007 18h53  PARIS, France (AFP) - European aerospace manufacturer EADS is expected to decide soon on a delay of several months for the delivery of its military transport plane the A400M, sources said on Tuesday.

The new delay comes after Airbus said in July that the first flight of the A400M would be later than expected.

Sources familiar with the matter said delivery of the first A400Ms to the French airforce could be moved back from October 2009 to mid-2010.

At the end of September, the specialist magazine Air et Cosmos said the French defence ministry was expecting a delay of a year in deliveries.

Airbus has already been battered by delays in its superjumbo A380 plane, which was finally delivered to its first customer, Singapore Airlines, on Monday.

Industrial sources said the delay to the A400M was due to "slower than expected" development of the TP400 turboprop engines by the European engine company EPI, made up of France's Snecma, Germany's MTU, Britain's Rolls-Royce and Spain's ITP.

EADS officials acknowledged at the beginning of the year that there were delays on the assembly line and on the date of the first flight.

They said at the end of July that assembly would start at the end of August instead of the first quarter of 2007, and that the first flight was expected for mid-2008, instead of January.

EADS has already written a provision of 352 million euros (498 million dollars) into its accounts to deal with the delays.

The first A400M has been on the assembly line in the Spanish city of Sevilla since August 28 and trials of the electronic systems are expected to start this month, Airbus Military, which is responsible for the building of the plane, said.

The Airbus Military consortium is made up of Airbus with 64.8 percent, EADS-Casa 25.8 percent, Turkey's TAI 5.2 percent and Belgium's Flabel on 4.2 percent.

The first TP 400 engines should be delivered in January, which will allow test flights to begin.

The A400M, the most important military industrial programme ever carried out between European partners was launched by seven countries in May 2003.

Germany has ordered 60 planes, France 50, Spain 27, Britain 25, Turkey 10, Belgium 7 and Luxembourg 1.

South Africa has also ordered eight planes and Malaysia four.


Não sei se o regresso de Portugal ao programa A400M será a decisão mais acertada. Apesar das contrapartidas e transferências de tecnologia potenciais, até agora o Airbus A400M não passa de um avião de papel.
Talvez a opção pelos C-130J não faça tanto sentido depois da escolha do C295 em lugar do C-27J, mas pelo menos as versões sucessivas do C-130 já demonstraram as suas capacidades e fiabilidade, além da experiência acumulada nessas aeronaves pelos pilotos, técnicos e mecânicos portugueses.
Quanto à maior capacidade de carga do A400M, os construtores têm o hábito de confundir - de forma voluntária - capacidades máximas e capacidades práticas. Não sou nenhum especialista mas estou à espera de ver o A400M levantar voo com uma carga de 37 toneladas.
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« Responder #17 em: Outubro 16, 2007, 09:51:07 pm »
Já agora...

10/15/07 20:19

U.S. Coast Guard HC-130Js Undergo Testing

After more than four years, the U.S. Coast Guard’s six HC-130Js are proceeding toward becoming fully operational.
Deepwater contractor Lockheed Martin announced that a fully equipped HC-130J rolled out of a Greenville, S.C., hangar on Oct. 1 and is undergoing ground and system integration testing.
Flight testing is scheduled for December and delivery is expected in February, according to Lockheed Martin and Integrated Coast Guard Systems, the primary contractor on Deepwater, the Coast Guard’s multibillion-dollar modernization program.
Under a 2003 contract, Lockheed Martin is to install interoperable electronics systems on the six aircraft. The new C4ISR packages ensure that the aircraft meet the service’s operational requirements for long-range surveillance. The rollout marks another milestone in the brief but problematic history of the service’s HC-130Js.
Congress in 2001 provided an earmark for the aircraft in the service’s 2002 appropriations but did not include funding to convert them for Coast Guard use from basic Air Force airframes.
In 2004, the Coast Guard received $60 million from the Defense Department to equip the planes with equipment needed for homeland security and maritime patrol operations. The DoD appropriated $34 million for the same purpose in 2005.
That year, the Coast Guard’s HC-130J Project Office became part of the service’s Deepwater program office — a move that allowed the Coast Guard to use Deepwater funds to install the C4ISR packages needed to make the aircraft fully operational.
Since receiving the first aircraft in 2003, the Coast Guard has used them for logistics and personnel support. They have participated in operations in Haiti, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Western Samoa.
But until now, they haven’t been suitable for advanced search-and-rescue, counternarcotic or migrant interdiction missions.
“We look forward to proving this unprecedented capability on the HC-130J and then getting it to our operational commanders,” said Capt. Mike Emerson, the Coast Guard’s chief of aviation forces.
Modifications include installing a belly-mounted surface-search radar, a nose-mounted electro-optical infrared sensor and a flight deck mission operator station.
Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in February after the U.S. Navy certifies the security of the electronics systems.
 

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« Responder #18 em: Outubro 17, 2007, 12:19:01 am »
Citação de: "ShadIntel"
Quanto à maior capacidade de carga do A400M, os construtores têm o hábito de confundir - de forma voluntária - capacidades máximas e capacidades práticas. Não sou nenhum especialista mas estou à espera de ver o A400M levantar vôo com uma carga de 37 toneladas.


 È simples, agarra-se na potência dos motores, na área das asas, mistura-se com o comprimento, largura, altura do porão de carga e já se fica com uma boa ideia.
 Os motores do A400M têm sensivelmente 45000 hp, os do C130J têm 18364 hp, a área alar do A400M é de sensivelmente o dobro da do Hercules e, finalmente, a área da caixa de carga do Airbus é uns enormes 342m3 contra os cerca de 110m3 do "Juliet".
 O A400M VAI MESMO conseguir levar as 37 toneladas de carga. Aliás, estas 37 ton parecem ser extremamente conservadoras, o avião Europeu com estes nºs deve ultrapassar, com relativa facilidade, o dobro da carga util do "Juliet"...

 Pessoalmente, agora que se adquiriram 260 PANDUR perdi quaisquer dúvidas acerca da adequação do A400M para a FAP, os Hercules é que definitivamente deixaram de servir. Dentro dos Airbus metes todos os veiculos do Exercito Português excepto os Leopard II, num Hercules metes os Jipes e o resto vai de barco ou aluga-se um cargueiro Russo...
 
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« Responder #19 em: Outubro 17, 2007, 08:47:59 pm »
10/16/07 16:14

Airbus’ A400M Plane Delayed 6-12 Months

By TIM HEPHER and BENOIT VAN OVERSTRAETEN, REUTERS, PARIS


Airbus is facing a delay of at least six months and possibly up to a year in deliveries of its A400M military airlifter, in the latest blow to the European planemaker as it rebounds from delays to its A380 passenger jet.
A source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Oct. 16 that deliveries of the heavylifter, developed for seven European NATO nations at a cost of 20 billion euros, would be pushed back at least six months past the target date of October 2009.
Checks carried out for Airbus parent EADS have also identified risks that the deliveries could slide back six months further for a total a delay of up to one year, the source said.
Another source close to the matter said EADS was poised to give the exact scope of the delays affecting the A400M soon.
“EADS may release tonight or tomorrow a statement on the A400M to specify the delay on the aircraft’s delivery,” the source told Reuters.
EADS declined to comment on the contents of its findings, but a spokesman for the aerospace group in Germany confirmed it would issue a statement concerning the A400M on Oct. 17.
The A400M is Europe’s largest military project. Although far less in the public eye than Airbus’s mammoth A380 superjumbo, it was developed at almost twice the A380’s cost and any delays would trigger automatic penalties built into the contract.
Military planners have been bracing for setbacks for months after Airbus Military, the planemaker’s defense subsidiary, announced a three-month delay in its first flight due in 2008.
France is due to take the first turbo-prop A400M aircraft.
Reuters reported earlier this month that the internal target date for the first flight had slipped back to May 2008 from the first quarter.
Tom Williams, executive vice president for programs at Airbus, said on Oct. 15 the aircraft’s maiden flight was now considered likely to slip back another two months until July or beyond, making it difficult to deliver the plane in 2009.
The first flight was originally scheduled for January 2008.
The fresh delay cast a shadow over celebrations for the first delivery of the double-decker A380 to Singapore Airlines on Oct. 15 after that aircraft was delayed by up to two years. But reported problems have not reached the scale of the A380’s woes.
Accused of mishandling a trio of announcements over the A380 delays in the past two years, EADS hopes to limit damage from the A400M delays by quickly announcing the results of an audit.
EADS Chief Executive Louis Gallois warned in August the deliveries could be delayed.
The delays could result in further financial provisions.
Aircraft makers generally get paid on delivery, making that milestone the most important for financial performance.
The A400M was conceived as Europe’s answer to the ageing Lockheed C-130 Hercules, a military workhorse built to slip troops and equipment into the world’s most rugged hotspots.
Management of a consortium including France’s Snecma and Rolls-Royce has been revamped to fix problems on the A400M’s propeller engine, which features the longest propeller blades ever designed.
Problems have also emerged with development software for computer systems that control the engines, known as FADEC.
The sale of 180 A400M’s to a block of seven European nations in 2003 was the continent’s biggest ever single arms order.
The seven launch customers are France, Germany, Spain, Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg and Turkey.
Exports to South Africa and Malaysia brought the total of aircraft sold to 192, but a sale to Chile was cancelled
 

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« Responder #20 em: Abril 17, 2008, 02:29:28 pm »
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The first A400M airlifter, which has passed its “power-on” tests, will soon be fitted with its engines in preparation for its first flight. (Airbus Military photo)

First A400M Moves to Next Assembly Station Approaching First Flight
   
   
(Source: EADS; dated April 14, web-posted April 16, 2008)

MADRID --- The first A400M, MSN001, has just left station 40 where all the aircraft systems’ interfaces have been connected and the electrical system has been successfully tested with power-on. These activities are in line with the current programme plan.  
 
From station 40 the aircraft has been moved to station 35 where all the systems on board will be checked for compliance with design requirements and data automatically recorded for later analysis and evaluation. This represents an important step forward as station 35 is one of the few stations left before First Flight.  
 
In previous operations undertaken at station 40, the complete airframe was assembled with the wings and the vertical and horizontal tail planes being joined to the fuselage. On this particular first aircraft, the work at this station was temporary interrupted to proceed with the required structural ground test prior to First Flight.  
 
Engine installation on MSN001 is now underway. Since delivery to FAL, intensive work around the engines has been performed following the scheduled activities:  
 
Incoming inspection, engine build up/dressing process (station 25-equipping), in which the engines are equipped with the electrical harnesses, different pipes and airframe components required prior installation on the MSN001. Normal functioning checks and power assurance have also being performed. At station 25, the flight test instrumentation is also installed on this development aircraft. Later, the four engines will be moved to station 20 for installation on the aircraft.  
 
Engine Flight Clearance activities continue and the dedicated Flying Test Bed, a modified C-130 aircraft on which a TP400 engine has been installed, is being readied to begin the flight test programme, which will begin shortly.  
 
 
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2007, EADS generated revenues of EUR 39.1 billion and employed a workforce of about 116,000. The Group includes the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the world's largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter and EADS Astrium, the European leader in space programmes from Ariane to Galileo. Its Defence & Security Division is a provider of comprehensive systems solutions and makes EADS the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium as well as a stakeholder in the missile systems provider MBDA. EADS also develops the A400M through its Military Transport Aircraft Division.  
 
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"[Os portugueses são]um povo tão dócil e tão bem amestrado que até merecia estar no Jardim Zoológico"
-Dom Januário Torgal Ferreira, Bispo das Forças Armadas
 

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« Responder #21 em: Junho 27, 2008, 11:07:46 am »
"[Os portugueses são]um povo tão dócil e tão bem amestrado que até merecia estar no Jardim Zoológico"
-Dom Januário Torgal Ferreira, Bispo das Forças Armadas
 

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« Responder #22 em: Junho 27, 2008, 11:21:26 am »
Fonix não vejo la a nossa bandeirinha, que ficava la tao bem :cry:
"Aqui na Lusitanea existe um povo que não se governa nem se deixa governar" voz corrente entre os Romanos do Séc. I a.C
 

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« Responder #23 em: Junho 27, 2008, 11:36:00 am »
Aqui una foto donde se puede apreciar algo mejor el tamaño de este bello avion. :wink:
"Con la sangre de un guerrero y el primer rayo de sol, hizo Dios una bandera, y se la dio al pueblo español"
 
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« Responder #24 em: Junho 27, 2008, 05:04:37 pm »
Mas o Paulo Portas e a FAP (alguns!!!) não queriam!!! :evil:
Afinal nem A400M nem C130J!!!
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« Responder #25 em: Junho 27, 2008, 07:00:47 pm »
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Mas o Paulo Portas e a FAP (alguns!!!) não queriam!!! :D .
 

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« Responder #26 em: Junho 27, 2008, 07:12:42 pm »
 

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« Responder #27 em: Junho 27, 2008, 07:35:12 pm »
Previa-se a substituição de seis C-130H por dois A-400M, por causa do preço astronómico do avião.
 

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« Responder #28 em: Junho 27, 2008, 08:04:10 pm »
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Previa-se a substituição de seis C-130H por dois A-400M, por causa do preço astronómico do avião.


Caro papatango, pelo "Caderno da Lei de Programação Militar de 2001" estavam mencionadas 3 aeronaves de transporte estratégico/táctico que seria o A-400M.
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« Responder #29 em: Junho 27, 2008, 09:21:01 pm »
tinha a ideia que eram 4....
"[Os portugueses são]um povo tão dócil e tão bem amestrado que até merecia estar no Jardim Zoológico"
-Dom Januário Torgal Ferreira, Bispo das Forças Armadas