On August 2023國泰航空公司Cathay PacificA new Business class – Aria Suite among with a A new First class and more new aircraft introducingly… First in Shanghai now based in Hong Kong SAR, China, People’s Republic of China has redefined their business class in taking towards great heights in comfort with luxury the quiet luxury of the all-new Aria Suite in our redesigned Boeing 777-300ER cabins, ready to depart in Q2 2024….
A new Business class – Aria Suite.
You may have seen a prelude to the new Business class experience: Aria Suite. This is an all-new seat with many thoughtfully designed features that we hope and expect will delight members. The Aria Suite will be available on our long-haul Boeing 777-300ER fleet, and we anticipate the first will be ready for departure in Q2 next year. My team and I look forward to sharing more about this exciting development in the coming months. Please take a first glimpse here.
A new First class and more new aircraft
In parallel to the Aria Suite, we are also working on what we believe will be a world-leading First class cabin on our future flagship fleet of Boeing 777-9, the first of which is scheduled to join in 2025. In addition to that, I am delighted to share that today we have announced our intention to purchase up to 32 additional Airbus A321neo and A320neo aircraft, which are expected to be delivered to both Cathay Pacific and HK Express by 2029. This will bring the Cathay Group’s new aircraft deliveries to up to more than 70.
LandSpace 蓝箭航天 One of sixty Chinese private space Carrier Rocket Companies in China-People’s Republic of China… On the occasion of the centenary of the founding of the party, the first phase of the Jiaxing LandSpace Blue Arrow Aerospace Center, located in VIC International Plaza, No. 13 Ronghua South Road, Yizhuang Economic and Technological Development Zone, Beijing China – People’s Republic of China…. The company located in a gathering place for the aerospace industry chain laid out in Zhejiang, was completed and will soon be put into use. Established mass production capacity for medium and large rockets, and completed the first phase of Jiaxing Blue Arrow Space Center…. Blue Arrow Aerospace Technology Co., Ltd. (Blue Arrow Aerospace) is a leading domestic commercial company for the creation and operation of aerospace transportation systems, established in June 2015, a national high-tech enterprise, Member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). Guided by the national strategy and guided by market demand, Blue Arrow Aerospace is committed to developing a series of medium and large launch vehicles with liquid oxygen methane as propellant, providing cost-effective and highly reliable launch services for the global market.
Suzaku-2 Yao-1 carrier rocket flight failure passed the zero-reset review On March 18, 2023, Blue Arrow Aerospace Science and Technology Co., Ltd. organized a zero-reset review meeting for the abnormal shutdown failure of the second-stage aircraft of the Suzaku-2 Yao-1 carrier rocket. After deliberation, the evaluation expert group unanimously believed that the abnormal shutdown fault problem of the second-stage engine of the Suzaku-2 remote-1 launch vehicle was accurately located and the mechanism was clear. The fault recurred in the ground test of the engine.
The Suzaku-2 Yao-1 carrier rocket ignited and took off at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China at 16:30 on December 14, 2022. The first-stage flight, first- and second-stage separation, second-stage ignition, and fairing separation were all normal. After the second-stage host was shut down The tour plane shut down abnormally, and the launch mission failed. After the failure of the mission, Blue Arrow Aerospace established a zero-return working group to organize failure analysis, locate the cause of the failure, and analyze the failure mode and mechanism. Through the detailed analysis of the flight telemetry data, a comprehensive simulation analysis calculation and a series of test verification and hot test work were planned to find out the cause and mechanism of the failure. The abnormal shutdown fault of the second-level swimming machine is located in the rigidity mismatch between the oxygen delivery pipe of the swimming machine and the low-pressure casing of the oxygen pump, and the low-pressure casing has insufficient strength margin. The game machine shuts down abnormally. In view of the cause and mechanism of the failure, Blue Arrow Aerospace has adopted a number of improvement measures to improve the structural safety factor and reduce the impact of water hammer. The improvement measures have been verified by simulation analysis and calculation and ground test vehicle assessment, and can meet the flight requirements.
We would like to thank the review expert group for their guidance and assistance to Blue Arrow Aerospace during the zeroing process, the customers for their trust and understanding, and all shareholders for their long-term companionship and support. In the follow-up, the company will fully launch the final assembly and general inspection of the Suzaku No. 2 launch vehicle, quickly implement fault improvement measures, continuously enhance the team’s quality awareness, awareness of urgency, and responsibility awareness, and strictly organize the go-around work of Suzaku No. 2. Ensuring the continued success of subsequent launch missions……
Its successful development has realized the leap from a 5-meter-level diameter to a 10-meter-level launch vehicle storage tank in my country, and also marks that my country has become the third company in the world with the development capability of a 10-meter-level ultra-large-diameter storage tank after Russia and the United States. The country has laid a solid foundation for the development of my country’s heavy-duty launch vehicle engineering.
Hu Zhenggen, deputy chief designer of the heavy-duty launch vehicle of the Rocket Academy, introduced that expanding the diameter of the storage tank to the 10-meter level seems to be just the diameter multiplied by 2, but the actual development difficulty is not as simple as doubling, and the process almost challenges the limit of my country’s industrial basic capabilities , but it also fully drives the development of advanced materials, advanced technology, high-end manufacturing and other related basic industries, and plays a positive role in accelerating the transformation and upgrading of my country’s manufacturing industry, driving the development of high-end equipment in my country, and promoting the construction of a strong manufacturing country.
The project team innovated with the model of national large-scale cooperation and brainstorming, united more than 20 domestic superior units, and carried out collaborative research. It took more than 6 years to open up the entire development chain from materials, design, component forming, assembly and welding, and test assessment. The road has realized the upgrading of the design and manufacturing technology of large-diameter tanks for launch vehicles in my country. Previously, the team has successively completed the important components of the tank – the overall transition ring of the 10-meter tank (Figure 3), the melon petal sample of the 10-meter tank (Figure 4), the bottom ring of the 10-meter tank ( Figure 5) …
During this process, the team has overcome a series of key technologies: preparation of super-large-sized plates, super-large -diameter tank structure optimization design, super-large-diameter components, precise shape, collaborative manufacturing technology, super-large-diameter tank bottom, friction stir welding technology, super-large-diameter tank Vertical assembly friction stir welding technology …
The successful development of the 10-meter rocket body tank is an important achievement in the key technology research and program deepening demonstration stage of heavy-duty launch vehicles, which shows that China has the ability to develop heavy-duty launch vehicles….
Currently in construction, there’s something exciting in the works of “Airbus” in its aircraft construction assembly line in Toulouse, France as incoming part from different European partnerships, in processing phase of assembling the next generation of the Airbus 300-200 Beluga XL, in which in its current fleet there are five in service providing the essential components transportation to Airbus Toulouse in the final phase of assembly of Aircraft.. The current Beluga is based around the Airbus 300-200 series, in which heavily modified to accommodate the carrying various aircraft fuselage in sections to the assembling points….
The Beluga is a baseline inspirationally from the Boeing carrier aircraft the Super Guppy in which provided the transportation of aircraft fuselages to Airbus in its early days. As Aircraft sections grew in size a larger, powerful aircraft is need to transport the parts.. Currently the core components airframe of the aircraft has been structurally reinforced.. In which was done in December 2016 the process will takes twelve months to modified to complete into the daughter of the Beluga in during that duration the airframe is constructed in Airbus building L34… then later the installments of mechanical, engineering, electrical systems impendent.. then it’ll be tested in 2018, certified then operations in 2019, to carry an whole set of Airbus 350 WXB Wings.. as the current Beluga is based on the Shorter A300 jetliner, the Beluga XL is based form the longer version of A330-200 in which accommodate more space to carry..