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A350 COUNTDOWNEUROPEAN DEFENCE INDUSTRY CONSOLIDATIONROLLS-ROYCE TECHNOLOGY HORIZONSYEAR OF THE UCAVNEXT GENERATION UNMANNED SYSTEMS EVOLVEJune 2013www.aerosociety.comPARIS 2013AIR SHOW PREVIEWWelcome to the Worlds Foremost Aerospace CommunityThe Royal Aeronautical Society is theworlds only professional body dedicatedto the entire aerospace community.Established in 1866 to further the art,science and engineering of aeronautics,the Society has been at the forefront ofdevelopments in aerospace ever since.What do we do? Promote the highest possible stan-dards in all aerospace disciplines Provide specialist information andact as a forum for the exchange ofideas Play a leading role in influencingopinion on aerospace mattersWhat does Society membership offer you? j ~ ~~ ~ ~m~ ~ Jq ~~ ~~ ^ ~ ~NUIMMM NMM ^ ~ ~ ~I I~ ~ ~ ~~ k~~ ^~i~m~ ~ pQRMH ~ ~ ~r~~ ~ J ~ p OQ p~d ~ ST _~c ~ ~r ^ _ p ~ j fJUNE 2013NEWS IN Robinson +44 (0)20 7670 4353 tim.robinson@aerosociety.comDeputy EditorBill Read +44 (0)20 7670 4351 Manager Chris Male +44 (0)20 7670 4352chris.male@aerosociety.comProduction Editor Wayne J Davis +44 (0)20 7670 4354 wayne.davis@aerosociety.comEditorial OfceRoyal Aeronautical SocietyNo.4 Hamilton PlaceLondon W1J 7BQ, UK+44 (0)20 7670 4300 publications@aerosociety.comwww.aerosociety.comAEROSPACE is published by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). Chief Executive Simon C LuxmooreAdvertising Emma Bossom+44 (0)20 7670 4342emma.bossom@aerosociety.comUnless specically attributed, no material in AEROSPACE shall be taken to represent the opinion of the RAeS.Reproduction of material used in this publication is not permitted without the written consent of the Editor-in-Chief.Printed by Buxton Press Limited,Palace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6AE, UKDistributed by Royal MailAEROSPACE subscription rates: Non-members, 140Any member not requiring a print version of this magazine, please contact: membership@aerosociety.comPlease send your order to: Dovetail Services Ltd, 800 Guillat Avenue, Kent Science Park, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8GU, UK. +44 (0)844 848 8426+44 (0)844 856 0650 (fax) Periodical postage paid at Champlain New York and additional ofces.Postmaster: Send address changes to IMS of New York, PO Box 1518, Champlain NY 12919-1518, USA.ISSN 2052-451XContentsCommentSetting the agendaRegularsAfterburnerYear of the UCAV The robotic revolution is here as unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) evolve.Technology horizonsRic Parker of Rolls-Royce outlines his companys innovation secrets.4 RadomeThe latest aviation and aeronautical intelligence, analysis and comment from around the world.11 On the move The latest aerospace job changes and promotions.12 News in FocusPreview of the forthcoming 2013 Paris Air Show on 17-23 June.13 TransmissionYour letters, tweets and messages.40 Messages from our President and Chief Executive41 Biography of new RAeS President Jenny Body42 Book Reviews46 Italian Flair47 IT FLIES USA 201348 Australian division prole 50 Diary51 Corporate Partners52 Test pilots memorial 53 RAeS elections54 Munich Branch56 Obituary 58 The Last WordWelcome to the very frst edition of AEROSPACE, the Royal Aeronautical Societys new fagship magazine for the global aerospace and aviation sector. As well as keeping you updated on current news and topics, AEROSPACE will aim to provide expert insight and provoke thought and debate on the future of aerospace, aviation and spacefight through stimulating and relevant features. We believe that this new features-led format still retains the essential elements from its predecessors but delivered in a contemporary and exciting style. In an age of instantaneous online news and infuential social networks, AEROSPACE will complement other news items, articles and features already delivered through the Societys website and its other social media channels, for example, RAeS e-newsletters and blogs. However, AEROSPACE, as the fagship publication of the Society, will very much remain a prime beneft of being a member of the worlds oldest and most respected professional membership organisation on aerospace and aviation. We wholeheartedly encourage your feedback and getting involved with your Society through these pages. Write us a letter, send us an e-mail, contribute an article, comment on the RAeS Facebook page or even tweet me at @RAeSTimR. This is your magazine, a forum for you to set the aerospace agenda and debate the issues that matter. I look forward to hearing from you.Tim Robinson tim.robinson@aerosociety.com1439A350 countdownThe new Airbus A350 XWB undergoes nal tests prior to its rst ight.Bugattis blue dreamThe project to build a yablereplica of the 1930s French Bugatti100P racer.FeaturesEC passenger compensationEuropean airlines express concern over nancial and safety implications of revisions to new EC Regulation 261.European defence industry Are we about to enter an era of consolidation in the European aerospace and defence sector?2232263618 OnlineAdditional features and content are available to view online on Paris Air Show preview, European Regions Airline Association conference report, Dreamliner recharged, Video of rst ight of RAeS/BoeingBuild-a-Plane project. Volume 40 Number 6 June 2013Correspondence on all aerospace matters is welcome at: The Editor, AEROSPACE, No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ, UK publications@aerosociety.com3NEWS IN BRIEF?????? ???? ???? ??? ??? ????? ????? ???????????? ???? ???? ??? ??? ????? ????? ???????????? ???? ???? ??? ??? ????? ????? ???????????? ???? ???? ??? ??? ????? ????? ???????????? ???? ???? ??? ??? ????? ?????4RadomeAEROSPACE/JUNE 2013INTELLIGENCE/ ANALYSIS / COMMENTSizeIts a larger aircraft in span and length than a Boeing or Airbus of the same class but its wetted area and wings are smaller by 30%PowerplantThe engines are smaller and lighter than for comparable sized airliners but give suffcient power because the aircraft needs much less thrust.Wing Its wing geometry, is an almost perfect ellipse, giving it a 95% wing effciency.Range4,600 miles at 468mphPassenger comfortThe concept is to exchange ceiling height for legroom, hence the partial upper deck at the thicker point of the fuselage. Economy passengers will beneft from 40 inches seat pitch, the equivalent ofa premium class.AIR TRANSPORTEco-eleganceFrom industrial designer and pilot Francois de Waterville comes this concept for a fuel-efcient 245-seat passenger airliner the AGA-33. The extreme streamlined fuselage, says de Waterville, exchanges cabin height for legroom and also allows 14 beds onboard. With long and thin high-aspect wings, the fuel burn of the AGA-33, he says, would be 4,500lb an hour or 93 miles to the gallon the equivalent to a small hybrid car with four passengers. Says de Waterville: This project started out of pure curiosity and became an obsession to determine the following:What would a fuel-efcient aircraft of the future look like; how far can we rene its aerodynamics; and what kind of performance can we expect from it?Could this then be one vision of future air transport? Later this month, expect to see more glimpses of future aviation designs at the biennial Paris Air Show, now celebrating its 50th Le Bourget anniversary. See Paris Air Show preview p12(Computer rendering by Kaktus Digital)5JUNE 2013V-tailThe tail is a V confguration to keep it out of engine wake andalso reduce wetted area by eliminating the vertical fn.WingsThey are long and thin (high aspect ratio) and help reduce the drag in a spectacular fashion. They are also smaller in area and volumethan those of a classic aircraft.@aerosociety www.aerosociety.comfi6RadomeAEROSPACE/JUNE 2013NEWS IN BRIEFBAE Systems has conducted a UK unmanned milestone with the ight of a Jetstream acting as a UAV in controlled airspace with only safety pilots onboard.US carrier WestJet has ordered ten new Boeing 737-800s. Russian air force Backre bombers, escorted by Su-27 ghters have carried out mock attacks against Stockholm, according to Swedish media. The training exercises saw the aircraft approach to 30-40km away from Swedish territorial waters. NASA has successfully tested the Orion capsules ability to land safely after a parachute failure. In the test carried out in Yuma, Arizona, the capsule was dropped from 25,000ft with one of its three parachutes deliberately rigged not to inate. NetJets has taken delivery of the rst of an order for 50 Signature Series Phenom 300 light jets from Embraer. NetJets also has options for a further 75 Phenom 300s.A new report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has raised concerns from scientists that the European Unions revised rules on pilot fatigue have been compiled without sufcient scientic input, contrary to the remit given to the EU by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Kuwait Airways is reported to be close to placing an order for ten Airbus A350-900s and 15 A320neos. The Middle East carrier will also lease a further 13 Airbus A320s and A330s. The rst Block 2A conguration Lockheed Martin F-35A has been delivered to the USAF at the main JSF training base at Eglin AFB, Florida.In April, Russia launched three Soyuz rockets in quick succession. On 19 April a Soyuz put a biomedical experiment into orbit while, on 24 April a Progress resupply craft was launched to the ISS. Finally, on 26 April, a Glonass navigation satellite was also put into orbit.A pilot with the Red Bull Flying Bulls display team AEROSPACEDEFENCEThe US Air Force has successfully own the last of four Boeing X-51A Waverider hypersonic test vehicles on 1 May. After being dropped at 50,000ft from a B-52H bomber over the Pacic Ocean, the 14ft long, JP-7 hydrocarbon jet fuel-power