Daily Archives: 06.06.2016

Airbus shows completely printed UAV

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Airbus
isn’t content with
3D printing motorcycles — it’s crafting aircraft, too. The
aviation giant used the recent Berlin Air Show to
introduce Thor, a drone built almost exclusively
from 3D-printed parts. Everything that isn’t electrical is built from
polyamide, whether it’s the propellers or the landing gear.

The
result is a robotic aircraft that’s both quick to make (there are no tools
involved) and extremely light — the entire 13-foot-long vehicle weighs a
modest 46 pounds.
It exists largely thanks to ever-larger 3D printers. Airbus can craft pieces up
to 15 incheslong, and that greatly simplifies the construction of a given part. It
tells the AFP that a 270-part engine
injection assembly only requires three parts with the newer manufacturing
technique.

Thor
is a technology demonstrator rather than a practical product, but it’s a good
sign of where Airbus plans to go in the future. A move to 3D printing for
entire aircraft could help the environment by reducing fuel costs and
eliminating the waste that often comes with conventional manufacturing. It
should lower overall manufacturing costs, too, and not just for aircraft.

Airbus
is already expected to dramatically lower the cost of the 2020-era Ariane 6
rocket through a heavy reliance on 3D-printed components, and that’s only
likely to get better when the company can craft complete, full-size vehicles
using its cutting-edge method.

Source – http://www.engadget.com/

Kutaisi International Airport handled by 20% more passengers than last year

The Kutaisi International Airportnamed after D. Agmashenebeli handled by 20% more passengers this year.

According to the information provided by the Georgian
Airports Association (GAA), in January-May 2016, the airport handled 73,581
passengers.

The GAA also reported that, as of May 27, 2016,
the Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) has increased its frequency of
flights from Kutaisi, Georgia,
to Kiev, Ukraine,
to four flights per week, and , starting from June 4, the flights to Kiev will be operated every
day.

“Since September 2016, Wizz Air low-cost air
company will be based at this airport, too, as it will add seven additional
destinations to Europe in addition to already
existing flights. These include flights to  Berlin, Dortmund, Munich, Milan, Thessalonica, Sofiaand Larnaca.

Also, since March 10, 2016, Service Air
Airlines has been operating its regular flights from Natakhtari airfield to Kutaisi twice a week. This
Airline also launched its regular domestic flights en route Kutaisi – Mestia to be operated twice a week.

One should note that, in general, during the
Jan-May 2016 period, the airports in Georgia served by 21% more
passengers than for the same period last year.

Source –  http://bizzone.info/

Odessa residents can fly directly to Tbilisi and Batumi, Georgia

Since June 4, 2016, Odessaresidents can fly by direct flights to Tbilisiand Batumi. To
visit all these cities, they do not require a visa but only a passport.

YanAir Airlines, Ukraine,
will operate its flights to Batumi and Tbilisi. This is not a stranger
for Odessa, Ukraine. Last year, the Air Company
carefully examined the passenger traffic on the small 34-seat turboprop SAAB-340
airliner, this year, the Airline has entered the Georgian civil aviation market
with its weekly flights operating on larger Boeing 737-300 airplanes, as they
can carry up to 144 passengers.

Duration of flight to both Tbilisiand Batumi is
just a little bit more than two hours. Roundtrip air tickets cost about US $ 220.
Today, the aircraft flew from the capital of Adjara,Georgia, to Odessa for one hour and 50 minutes. Apparently,
tailwind helped. The flight was met in Odessaby a water salute, traditional cake and flowers for the crew.

Source – http://bizzone.info/

Government approves order of air passenger inspection

The Government of Uzbekistan approved a regulation on order of
inspection for aviation security in civil aviation of Uzbekistan.

According
to the regulation, inspection for air safety will be conducted in all
airplanes, passengers, members of crew, workers of airports and other
officials.

The
persons, who underwent inspection, should not contact with those, who were not
inspected, to avoid transfer of banned products and items.

If
prohibited items revealed during inspection, they will be withdrawal for payment
or free. Those, who did not undergo inspection, will not be allowed to go to
board of the airplane. The measures will be adopted to determine identity of
passengers and reasons for his denial to undergo inspection.

The
document said that the officers should pay attention to radio and TV equipment,
computers, tablets, mobile handsets, toys, books, etc, which can be used to
transport explosives, weapon and other prohibited goods.

Special
tools are used to inspect passengers. Personal inspection of passengers are
performed only by persons of the same sex in special room. It is prohibited to
inspect several persons at the same time. Minor children and disabled
physically are inspected in the presence of accompanying persons.

The
document said that all liquids, aerosols and gels should be inspected for
aviation security. It added that liquids, bought at duty free shops and sealed
with special protected bags, will not be inspected.

Source – https://www.uzdaily.uz/

Uzbekistan approves order of inspection for aviation security

The Government of Uzbekistan approved a regulation on order of
inspection for aviation security in civil aviation of Uzbekistan.

The
document approved an order of withdrawal, storage periods, use or destruction
of substances and items, prohibited for carriage on aircrafts.

The
resolution said that items and products, prohibited for carriage on aircrafts,
will be withdrawn without registration of act and will not admitted to the
board of the airplanes.

The
document underlined that the passenger will be responsible for violation of
rules of transportation of goods and items on aircrafts.

Items
and products, which are banned for transportation on aircrafts such as
cylinders with gas, flammable paints, varnishes and other similar substances
and objects) will be handed over to persons, accompanying passenger, or to
storage based on the act.

If the
stored products are not claimed within two months, they can be handed over to
the National Security Service for further use or destroyed in line with the set
order.

The
passenger with products and items, storage or use of which envisage criminal
and administrative responsibility (explosives, weapons, drugs, poisonous
products, etc) will not be allowed to go on board of the airplane and will be
handed over to officers of National Security Service or Interior Ministry to
adopt decision on attracting person to responsibility.

The
items, which can serve as tool for violence and threat against crew or
passengers, but allowed to transport on aircraft, can be transported in luggage.

Source – https://www.uzdaily.uz/

The first Moscow – Taraz – Moscow flight operated from Aulie-Ata International Airport, Taraz, Kazakhstan

This morning, the S7 Airlines’ plane departed from
the Aulie-Ata International Airport en route Taraz,KazakhstanMoscow, Russia– Taraz, according to S7 Airlines.

The resumption of Taraz – Moscowflights was a significant event for the residents of Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan.
There was a meeting of representatives of the regional administration, the
media, the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, the Russian community with the
first passengers of the flight and airline representatives at the terminal
building of the Aulie-Ata International Airport.

As one reported, according to the flight schedule,
these flights will be carried out once a week, on Sundays, when departing from Moscow at 11:10p.m.,
arriving in Taraz at 06:05a.m. (the next day), local time for all airports. The
return flight departs from Taraz on Monday at 07:05a.m. and arrives in Moscow at 08:20a.m.

These flights will be operated on the Airbus
A-319 aircraft, designed to carry 134 passengers in economy and business class passenger
cabins .

S7 Airlines has already been operating its direct
scheduled flights to other cities of Kazakhstan,
namely from Moscow to Pavlodar,
Semei and Ust-Kamenogorsk, and from Novosibirsk, Russia,
to Ust-Kamenogorsk,
Almaty and Shymkent.

Recall, there was a reconstruction at the Aulie-Ata International Airportin 2013 when one extended the runway, after which the airport is able to take all
types of modern aircraft, including heavy Boeings, Airbuses, as well as
helicopters of all types. In addition, a new terminal building was built having
an area of
​​5,500 sq. m. It is possible to handle up to 200 passengers per hour
here. At present, both the airport building and apron of this airport are in
compliance with all modern standards and requirements.

Source – http://www.inform.kz/