Definida data da estreia do seriado Toc”s de Dalila

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Lorena Comparato e Bruno Jablonski



Confirmada para o dia 12, às 22h30, a estreia de “Toc”s de Dalila”, nova série do Multishow, produzida em parceria com a Globo.

Em 10 episódios, Cristal (Lorena Comparato) mexe com a cabeça do adolescente que só pensa em internet, Tuka (Bruno Jablonski). Direção de Daniela Braga.


Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Saulo Laranjeira não sabe o que fará após o fim da novela Velho Chico


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Saulo Laranjeira em “Velho Chico”

O contrato do Saulo Laranjeira, o prefeito de “Velho Chico”, vai até outubro, fim da novela e ainda não tem nada decidido do que será da vida dele depois disso.

Se fará novo trabalho na Globo ou se retornará para “A Praça é Nossa”, do SBT.


Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Maria Fernanda Cândida poderá voltar a fazer novelas na TV Globo

Volta combinada


Maria Fernanda em “Felizes Para Sempre”

Globo e Maria Fernanda Cândido estão em conversações bem avançadas para que ela volte a fazer novela.

E novela das 9. Se tudo correr como se espera, o anúncio oficial deverá sair ainda no decorrer desta semana. A série “Felizes para sempre?” foi seu último trabalho.


Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Support issues no longer a significant contributor to Tiger ARH availability – Airbus

Airbus Group Australia Pacific says that thanks to the efforts of a dedicated task force, support arrangements for the Australian Army’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) no longer significantly impede aircraft availability and serviceability rates.

In its response to an extract of the Australian National Audit Office’s latest audit into the Tigerprogram, which was released on Thursday, Airbus Group Australia Pacific says that it “generally agrees” that program milestone delays were caused by the “immaturity of the Tiger during the acquisition phase”, but says support arrangements have been “extensively remediated”.

Australian Army A38 Eurocoptor Tigers on a flight task during Exercise Northern Shield 2015.

“Airbus Helicopters and all of the industry partners that support the Tiger have been strongly engaged over the last two years in a dedicated program to resolve all known issues with the support and operation of the aircraft,” wrote Airbus Group Australia Pacific’s vice president government helicopters, Jock Crocombe.

“Under a dedicated task force the support arrangements have been extensively remediated with the result that support issues do not significantly contribute to lack of available aircraft.”

The ANAO report noted that the Tiger has “consistently underperformed” against availability and rate of effort targets, that “on average”, only 3.5 aircraft, of the operational fleet of 16 in service with 1 Aviation Regiment in Darwin were considered serviceable at 10am on any given day in 2015, and that the “Tiger fleet is unlikely to exceed 74 per cent of its original target for rate of effort”.

Wrote Crocombe in the July 4 dated letter: “Multiple statements throughout the extract state that on average during 2015 only 3.5 aircraft were considered serviceable. The recorded data on the Defence Restricted Network states 5.4 aircraft [were available] for 2015 and 6.8 aircraft so far in 2016.”

Further, the “determination of serviceability where a measure is taken at 10am on any given day is not a good metric as it is not adjusted if no aircraft were required on the day, or if the aircraft became serviceable and flew later in the day.”

The letter also notes that Tiger serviceability at the Army Aviation Training Centre, Oakey, which is not mentioned in the report “was 72.92 per cent in 2015 and so far in 2016 it is 73.87 per cent.

“The requirements are different between the operational unit and the Training Centre, but Airbus Group Australia Pacific considers it important to provide the full picture of serviceability.”

Crocombe also wrote that the “ARH Tiger is well on the way to achieving the $20k per flight hour target in FY17/18 in accordance with the CEO DMO requirement”.


Australian Aviation

BAE Systems announces teaming partners for JORN upgrade


BAE Systems Australia has announced that Raytheon Australia, Daronmont Technologies and RCR Resolve FM will partner in its bid to compete for the $1 billion Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) upgrade program (JP 2025 Phase 6).

In a statement on Monday BAE Systems said the partnership with Raytheon would bring “unparalleled systems integration experience and expertise” to the JORN program, and noted that “Daronmont has niche systems integration, software and engineering expertise” and would “provide sounders and transponders for all JORN sites as well as niche software products”.

RCR Resolve FM, meanwhile, would “contribute remote site facilities management”.

BAE Systems Australia’s chief executive officer, Glynn Phillips, said in the statement: “We have selected our partners not only to ensure that the Commonwealth is supported by leaders in our individual fields, but to deliver a program where local knowledge, local expertise and local talent will contribute to the evolution of JORN, ensuring sovereign control of the technology, and building a foundation for future defence exports.”

JORN comprises three radar sites located at Longreach in Queensland, Laverton in WA and Alice Springs in NT operated by the RAAF’s 1 Radar Surveillance Unit (1RSU) based at RAAF Base Edinburgh, SA.


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Mitsubishi investigating air conditioning issues after aborting MRJ ferry flight

The Mitsubishi Regional Jet has resumed test flights. (Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp)


Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation’s first flight test aircraft of its Regional Jet (MRJ) program will stay on the ground at its Nagoya facility while engineers investigate the aircraft’s air conditioning systems.

Late last week, the company twice aborted the ferry flight of the MRJ’s first flight test aircraft from Nagoya to its Moses Lake Flight Test Centre in Washington State, after “anomalies were detected in the signals generated by sensors monitoring air management systems”.

As a consequence of those alerts, the company chose to turn the aircraft around shortly after takeoff and return to Nagoya on two consecutive days.

“Two air management systems, left and right, are installed in the aircraft, and in these events, a malfunction was detected in sensors monitoring the air management systems on the left side,” Mitsubishi said in a statement on August 30.

“The air management systems operated properly during the flights, however, considering that the long flights are to the United States, the decision was made to take all possible measures to fly the MRJ in a perfect condition.

“We will work with related parties to promptly move forward with the ferry flight, after completing the inspection and necessary measures.”

It is the latest setback for the program, which has suffered numerous delays in recent times.

The aircraft, with its distinctive pointed nose, is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1200 geared turbofan engines and available in either the the 90-seat MRJ90 or 70-seat MRJ70 models.

The MRJ, which competes with Bombardier’s CSeries and Embraer’s E-jet family in the less-than-100-seats market, made its first flight on November 12 2015.

However, Mitsubishi suspended the flight test program shortly after the maiden flight for three months due to the need to complete some structural work and software upgrades on the airframe.

And in December 2015, Mitsubishi delayed first delivery of the MRJ – Japan’s first locally-produced commercial passenger aircraft since the country stopped making the YS-11 in 1974 – by a year to the second quarter of 2018.

To date, the MRJ has received 233 firm orders, 170 options and 24 purchase rights for the aircraft from the likes of ANA, which is the launch customer, Japan Airlines, Eastern Air Lines Group, US-based Skywest, Trans States Holdings and Air Mandalay.

Mitsubishi planned to have four test aircraft at its Moses Lake facility as part of efforts to receive certification of the MRJ from US regulators.


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