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wornish
11th August 2018, 12:26 PM
Something original to come from Airbus.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-10/airbus-spy-drone-breaks-flight-endurance-record-25-days

Jim Ford
11th August 2018, 01:08 PM
Something original to come from Airbus.

..... an EU company, with a question mark over the U.K.'s participation post Brexit!

Jim

wornish
11th August 2018, 01:14 PM
..... an EU company, with a question mark over the U.K.'s participation post Brexit!

Jim

I should have expected that. If you read the article you will find it was designed built in Farnborough, UK.

Jim Ford
11th August 2018, 04:02 PM
I should have expected that. If you read the article you will find it was designed built in Farnborough, UK.

I did read the article. It doesn't matter where or who built it, if it was built by employees of Airbus, then it and the intellectual properties associated with it will be owned by Airbus.

Jim

KeithL
11th August 2018, 04:34 PM
..... an EU company, with a question mark over the U.K.'s participation post Brexit!

Jim

What - you mean it might fly off into the sunset...? :D

Jim Ford
11th August 2018, 04:40 PM
What - you mean it might fly off into the sunset...? :D

Actually, as Europe is to the East of us, more strictly it will fly off into the sunrise!

Jim

KeithL
11th August 2018, 04:44 PM
Actually, as Europe is to the East of us, more strictly it will fly off into the sunrise!

Jim

Depends which way it approaches the problem and the final destination!:D After all, Columbus was trying to find China, wasn't he?

DerekW
11th August 2018, 05:53 PM
If it follows the behaviour of the European SatNav business the UK willl be considered a security risk and all work will have to move to the mainland.

KeithL
11th August 2018, 06:34 PM
If it follows the behaviour of the European SatNav business the UK willl be considered a security risk and all work will have to move to the mainland.

Perhaps that's why Columbus didn't come here for one..... :D:D

Naughty Nigel
13th August 2018, 05:21 PM
..... an EU company, with a question mark over the U.K.'s participation post Brexit!

Jim

That didn't take long did it? :(

Will this thread also be locked during the hours of darkness? :rolleyes:

MJ224
14th August 2018, 05:59 AM
..... an EU company, with a question mark over the U.K.'s participation post Brexit!

Jim

Don't think they are going make aeroplanes without wings, not just yet anyway.....*chr

MJ224
14th August 2018, 06:00 AM
If it follows the behaviour of the European SatNav business the UK willl be considered a security risk and all work will have to move to the mainland.

Don't we do the software, and have not handed it over yet. Something like that. We may have a grip on the *olloc*s of the system.....*chr

DerekW
14th August 2018, 08:24 AM
Theortically yes, but if a reverse grip is applied we lose the SW skills/jobs to gain some feature of insignificant cost to the EU and a little benefit to the UK

Jim Ford
14th August 2018, 09:36 AM
Don't think they are going make aeroplanes without wings, not just yet anyway...……..*chr

Certification of aircraft components is very complicated, and as the U.K. will no longer be a part of the E.U. it will have to be carried out as if the U.K. factory is a new foreign supplier. This process 'avalanches' down through the supply chain, to all the subcontractors and material and sub-assembly suppliers - right down to rivets and other fasteners. With something as complex as a wing assembly it may be easier simply to move the manufacture of the wings to the E.U..

I guess it's possible that at least some of this process may be waived, but once procedures are established in the industry they can very difficult to change. Also, things may have changed in the 25 years since I left the industry.

(Records of critical components often have to go through each stage of manufacture, right back to the 'melt' records of the metal manufacturer.)

Jim (Worked for 35 years in the aerospace industry)