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SR-71 Blackbird replacement. RQ-180 new UAS.

 

AviationWeek magazine revealed today the RQ-180 project for a new strategic UAS aircraft  that could be a new icon in the aviation history as the SR-71 Blackbird was. I recommend the reading of the complete article written by Amy Butler and Bill Sweetman on Aviation Week. www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_12_06_2013_p0-643783.xml

Aviation Week front. Source: www.aviationweek.com

Aviation Week front. Source: www.aviationweek.com

At aeriaa we covered these topics in the following articles:

On the beginning of drones (Skunkworks, SR-71, U2….)  www.aeriaa.com/on-the-beginnings-of-drones/

Lockheed Martin D21 Drone on SR71 mothership. Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_D-21

Lockheed Martin D21 Drone on SR71 mothership. Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_D-21

 

On the beginning of Stealth planes (F117, B2…)  www.aeriaa.com/on-the-beginning-of-stealth-planes-from-cold-war-to-iraq/

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B2 and F117

 

 

 

Put the passengers first. ACI World

 

Airports Council International had launched an initiative branded PassengersPlus. www.aci.aero/Paxplus

“PassengersPlus is a worldwide airport community that celebrates the very best examples of airports putting passengers first.”

Pentagon to cut the F35 operating costs

According to a report written by Reuters, the Pentagon is cutting the operating costs of the F35 more than 20%. This could potentially increase the international orders and get a breath to the JSF program that had suffered a lot of controversial. In the case of the F35B version, the amount of estimated cost per hour of operation was calculated to 41.000$ and it would be reduced to 37.000$.

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Lockheed Martin F35