Boeing : un 777-10X pour contrer l’A380 ?

Boeing proposerait à certaines compagnies aériennes un 777-10X, une version allongée du futur 777-9X qui pourrait entamer par le bas le marché de l’Airbus A380. Selon l’agence Bloomberg, Emirates Airlines figurerait parmi les clients potentiels de la nouvelle version du plus gros biréacteur long-courrier de l’avionneur américain. Le 777-10X comporterait quatre rangées de sièges supplémentaires, qui lui permettraient d’atteindre une capacité d’environ 450 passagers en configuration standard ; de quoi presqu’égaler le 747-8i (467), et se rapprocher un peu de celle de l’A380 (544 places en standard quatre classes). Les superjumbos européens en service accueillent de 407 (Korean Air) à 615 voyageurs (Emirates) selon les aménagements choisis par les compagnies. Boeing n’a ni confirmé ni infirmé cette information, son porte-parole Doug Alder expliquant à Bloomberg qu’il « évalue en permanence les technologies, […]

UK biopharma says Brexit would be “bad for business”

UK biopharma says Brexit would be “bad for business” Over 90 industry leaders sign letter supporting the Remain campaign More than 90 top executives in the UK’s biopharma industry have added their signatures to a letter warning of “complexity and uncertainty” if the UK votes to leave the EU on 23 June. The letter – signed by GlaxoSmithKline chief executive Sir Andrew Witty and his counterpart at AstraZeneca Pascal Soriot among many others – notes that people in the UK benefits from membership of the EU as they get access to new medicines more quickly. Similarly, the UK life sciences industry, which employs 222,000 people across the country, benefits from having its products made available across the EU sooner. “We see significant advantages for the UK life sciences sector in […]

Construction Industry Council welcomes Brexit opportunities

  // // The new chairman of the Construction Industry Council says that leaving the EU could be great news for most UK construction companies. If it means an end to tendering projects through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), he said, bid costs will come down and smaller and medium sized firms will get a much better look in. John Nolan was yesterday inaugurated as the new chairman of the Construction Industry Council (CLC), which is the umbrella body for 50 professional bodies. He takes over from Gardiner & Theobald senior partner Tony Burton for a two-year term. John Nolan is a past president of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a fellow of both IStructE and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is also a visiting […]

Les entreprises pharmaceutiques innovantes belges prennent l’initiative en matière de transparence

80 membres de ont investi 138,5 millions d’euros en 2015 dans le soutien à la recherche scientifique et à la formation de la communauté médicale belge. Bruxelles, le 22 juin 2016 –, l’association de l’industrie pharmaceutique innovante, se réjouit du lancement du site internet, la plateforme de transparence sur laquelle les collaborations entre l’industrie pharmaceutique, d’une part, et les prestataires de soins et organisations de santé en Belgique, de l’autre, sont rendues publiques ce 22 juin. Selon les données du site internet, il ressort que 80 entreprises pharmaceutiques innovantes ont investi, dans l’ensemble, 138,5 millions d’euros en 2015 dans des collaborations avec la communauté médicale belge. Il s’agit principalement de soutien à la recherche scientifique dans les universités et les organisations de santé ainsi qu’à la formation […]

Windstorm Protection Tips for Your Roof

High velocity winds can damage your roof and property in a matter of minutes. After all, it’s impossible to predict the timing, strength, and potential damage of any storm. However, there are a few preventive measures you can take to help lower the risk of damage to your property as well as save yourself money in repairs and lost productivity. Below, you will find a few tips regarding preventative measures geared to help you prepare your roofing system for the unexpected. Proper Roofing Assembly To make sure your company’s roof is protected against wind damage you have to start at the beginning. Choosing the proper roof assembly is the first step toward protecting your roofing system. System attachment is the most critical element of roof design and application. Improper attachment […]

PW1100G Criticism Not Supported By Facts, Says Pratt

In recent weeks, Pratt & Whitney has been increasingly vocal in insisting that its powerplant offering for the Airbus A320neo has overcome early teething troubles and has succeeded in making a strong entry-into-service over the first six months of 2016. At media briefings held at its U.S. headquarters in early June, the engine maker found it hard to conceal frustration at what it views as overstated criticism by customers. In Pratt & Whitney’s view, the facts speak for themselves: it expects to have delivered 200 examples of the PurePower PW1000 Geared Turbofan (GTF) family by the end of 2016, and the majority of these will be the PW1100G turbofan for the A320neo. According to #engineering vice president Tom Prete, all production engines now being delivered include a fix to resolve “rotor […]

Enfin une bonne nouvelle pour l’A400M d’Airbus

L’objectif du ministère de la Défense est de disposer fin 2016 de six A400M dotés de ces capacités tactiques. – Airbus Defense & Space En poursuivant votre navigation sur ce site, vous acceptez l’utilisation de cookies afin de réaliser des statistiques d’audiences et vous proposer une navigation optimale, la possibilité de partager des contenus sur des réseaux sociaux ainsi que des services et offres adaptés à vos centres d’intérêts. Le principal déboire technique affectant le moteur des A400M aurait trouvé sa solution. Selon le site, les quatre motoristes européens impliqués dans sa conception aurait confié à un cinquième, l’Italien Avio, la résolution d’un défaut de puissance affectant la boîte de transmission. Ce problème oblige à des révisions plus fréquentes en raison de l’usure accélérée et anormale d’un composant de […]

Benefits of Virtual Design and Construction to Civil Construction Projects

The ability to visualize the built environment is critical to the design and construction of civil construction projects. While 3D simulation is widely used in the design phase of infrastructure projects, it is still gaining momentum in the construction phase. Advancements in 3D and 4D simulation technology, however, now make it possible for project stakeholders to better visualize the construction process of complex buildings and infrastructure projects. This advanced visual communication provides a valuable asset to the building design process and is one that civil #engineering projects should adopt. More construction project sites now use virtual design and construction simulation. Virtual simulation provides a 3D and 4D computer-generated representation and offers a very realistic view of buildings, bridges, infrastructure, and other graphical models. These models can deliver many benefits to […]

Review: Could this be the ‘Beginning of the end’ for Diabetes?

Given the rates of Diabetes reaching ‘epidemic-proportions’, we figured it was time to have a better overview of Biotech’s progress in the field. And with some serious advances having been made in the treatment of the disease, we have to ask – how much further can Biotech go in the treatment of Diabetes?  It is important to note the various complications which can arise from the disease, which has a series of serious co-morbidities. These can range from increased risk to infection, cardiovascular disease and even neuropathies (nerve damage across multiple tissues) – each of which present their own challenges to tackle. So here’s a review of recent developments, to include developments in Insulin, the growing MedTech field and how Cell Therapy is also tackling the disease. Diabetes complications affected organs. Diabetes affects nerves kidneys […]

Meet Viv, Your Next Generation Recruiter – Social Talent

The robots aren’t just coming, they’re here! However, technology need not be a threat to our jobs, in fact, it can open up our potential to take on much more interesting challenges, the kind of challenges that only a human can do (for now). Google is essentially a robot. Just think of all the things you can now do because Google exists. Previously you’d have had to research everything in a library or outsource to external researchers. With access to so much data, anything is possible. With the right robot doing the tasks that CAN be automated, sourcers can work on being truly strategic and recruiters can really start to partner with the business and not just the hiring manager. Would this first iteration be perfect? Of course not! But […]

Panama Jungle Features Plastic Bottle Village

We visit Panama, where on an 83-acre jungle locale, 90 to 120 planned homes will be insulated by thousands of plastic bottles which have been recovered from the waste stream. The individual behind the scenes of this eco-village named Plastic Bottle Village is Robert Bezeau, a Canadian with a passion for managing and cleaning the waste left behind from the ubiquitous plastic bottle. On his website, we learn a staggering quantity – 22,000 – of plastic bottles are discarded every second. Without trying too hard, one can always find a bottle which has been tossed. Examples include the trash vortex in the Pacific Ocean, which contains billions of plastic bottles and is far larger than the state of Texas. Bezeau well understands the challenge of cleaning up discarded plastic bottles. He took on the task in […]

Sonaca 200 Aircraft – Aerospace Technology

Sonaca 200 is a two-seater, single-engine aircraft designed by Sonaca Aircraft for pilot training and leisure flights. It is the first aircraft assembled in Belgium, to be exhibited at the Aero Friedrichshafen show in April 2016. The aircraft is designed and developed for the general aviation market and is currently undergoing tests in Belgium and other neighbouring countries for type certifications. Sonaca 200 is designed to obtain type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Sonaca Aircraft initiated the process for both Design Organization Approval (DOA) and Production Organization Approval (POA) for the aircraft as per European norms. Sonaca Aircraft is planning to introduce a four-seat version of the aircraft in future. Sonaca 200 orders and deliveries Sonaca Aircraft received 14 pre-orders for the Sonaca 200 aircraft form European […]