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Meet Japan’s 6th Gen Fighter jet and its mind blowing features

When the United States rejected the sale of F-22 aircraft, Japan began work on a new 6th-generation fighter jet.

Meet Japan's 6th Gen Fighter jet and its mind blowing features

Welcome back to jetline marvel for another thrilling episode. As we all know Building Fighter jets is a difficult task for any aerospace producer. since it necessitates a great deal of material and technological expertise. But what if Japan, the world’s leading innovator in technological fields, creates its own fighter jet and that too a sixth-generation?

When the United States rejected the sale of F-22 aircraft, Japan began work on a new 6th-generation fighter jet.

We shall examine some of the fascinating details regarding this aircraft in this video..

1. The Japan FX scheme is pushed after the US rejected the F 22 for Japan.

The program began in 2009, but because the U.S. Congress forbade the export of the aircraft in order to protect its technological secrets, including its extensive use of stealth, Japan was forced to develop its own modern fighter that would be outfitted with stealth features and other cutting-edge systems.

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The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-built X2 is the first experimental Stealth technology demonstration for the sixth generation of aircraft. The prototypes and stealth technology are learned using this aircraft.

On April 22, 2016, the X-2 completed its first flight, taking off from Nagoya Airfield and landing at Gifu Air Field of the JASDF.

Meet Japan's 6th Gen Fighter jet and its mind blowing features

Courtesy: Mitsubishi

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2. It has Fly-by optics feature and 3D vectoring thrust control.

Three paddles are located on each engine nozzle of this aircraft, which has 3D thrust vectoring identical to the system used on the Rockwell X31. That enables fast maneuverability for aircraft and supports multiple flight trajectories.

Additionally, the data is processed 100 times faster than with wires because of the demonstration of fly-by optics, a feature exclusive to this aircraft. It has benefited from immunity to electromagnetic interference.

Additionally, this aircraft has the ability to self-repair its flight controls, allowing it to autonomously detect faults or damage to its flight control surface. maintain, calibrate, and perform controlled flying.

Meet Japan's 6th Gen Fighter jet and its mind blowing features

Courtesy : Mitsubishi

3. The electric actuator is taking the place of the hydraulic one.

The flaps and other oscillate devices of fighter jets are typically operated by hydraulic actuators, however, Japan is utilizing electric actuators for the FX program. The hydraulic actuator takes up more room and places more restrictions on designs, whereas the electric actuator can be fitted to the design. enabling greater freedom in the aircraft’s body design. Body weight reduction and increased aircraft mobility are other benefits. The control, power, and leg/brake systems of the fighter are all equipped with electronic actuators.

4. Adhesive bondings are replacing fasteners.

It is also claimed that a new fighter aircraft level is being developed. The adhesive moulding will be replaced with fewer fasteners on this aircraft. by using adhesive molding to bind composite materials together, fasteners can be eliminated. The “integrated/fasteners structure” technology is the name given to this process. Heat shield technology is positioned around the engines to enable the application of aluminum alloys and carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) to minimize weight in the vicinity.

5. This aircraft will have the radar of the F35 version.

The F-X uses sensors that are already built into the aircraft to better detect stealth aircraft. The sensors consist of an infrared camera, a passive radio frequency (RF) sensor, and an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.

To defend against threats from aircraft, air-to-air missiles, and surface-to-air missiles, the F-X has an RF “self-defense” system. By being informed of the threat and instantaneously and worldwide sabotaging its radio waves, the system accomplishes both ESM and ECM. which sensor is most likely to be found in the wings and tail.

Meet Japan's 6th Gen Fighter jet and its mind blowing features

Courtesy : Mitsubishi

6. Its surface contains several unique coverings.

Most of the 5th gen fighter jets have a special coating on the surface since the FX also special coating. The stealth design will have serpentine air ducts and an internal weapons bay to reduce the amount of radar reflection. It also has a carbon-based material absorber which helps to reduce the detection range from radar threats by about half.  It also has the metamaterial also used to reflect radio waves.

7. This engine is more compact but still powerful when compared to the GE F110 engine.

Axial-flow afterburning turbofan with a 6-stage high-pressure compressor and a 3-stage fan, the XF9-1 has dual redundant dual spool construction. The official thrust level for the prototype engine is “11 tonnes” (107 kN) The development of future fighter engines aims at a maximum thrust of 20 tonnes (196 kN)

The XF9 has a high combustion temperature of 1800 °C. It’s notable how little the XF9 is compared to how powerful it is. For instance, the General Electric F110 engine intake on the XF9 is 30% smaller than that on the F-2.

Meet Japan's 6th Gen Fighter jet and its mind blowing features

Courtesy: Mitsubishi

8. It’s claimed that the F-X is larger than the F-22.

The aircraft’s size suggests that the MoD wants it to have a very long range and a huge payload capacity. The Mitsubishi F-2 will be replaced by the next-generation F-3 or F-X, Japan’s first homegrown stealth fighter aircraft. It will be a twin-engine fighter with six internal weapons mountable. As The EuroAsian Times has stated, the fighter jet will complement the smaller F-35 aircraft. F-X, together with Chinese and Russian fighters, might be a generation ahead of those three. By 2035, it is anticipated to be fully functioning.

9. It will be equipped with contemporary armaments.

A microwave weapon will be mounted aboard the F-X to deflect approaching missiles. This aircraft has the ability to control drones and its drone system interfaces with that of the Boeing wingman drone system.

This will be a breakthrough in operating a greater range when compared to deploying drones that can be launched from an aircraft’s weapons bay to reach and target the adversary at a great distance.

10. It is looking for a global partnership to cover research expenditure.

It estimated $48 billion cost of the program. Japan is considering working together with the US and the UK. It may give the UK greater significance than the US for a number of reasons. As of mid-April 2019, several sources claim that the United States was willing to allow Japan access to portions of the F-35’s software in exchange for collaboration on the construction of the F-X fighter. The particular partnership for Japan’s FX program is still to be chosen, though.

A decision has not yet been made about Japan’s interest in helping India develop the AMCA fifth-generation fighter plane.

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B737 MAX 8 Cabin System Malfunctions: Passengers Experience Nosebleeds and Ear Pain

B737 MAX 8 Cabin System Malfunctions: Passengers Experience Nosebleeds and Ear Pain

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet operated by Korean Air, bound for Taichung, Taiwan, encountered a distressing incident when its cabin pressurization system malfunctioned shortly after takeoff.

Reports from passengers described a sudden onset of problems, prompting the aircraft to promptly return to Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea. As the malfunction unfolded, the aircraft was compelled to rapidly descend from its cruising altitude of over 30,000 feet to approximately 9,000 feet.

2 passengers suffered nosebleeds; 15 reported ear pain

This sudden change in altitude caused discomfort among passengers, with at least two individuals suffering from nosebleeds and 15 others experiencing ear pain and hyperventilation. Emergency protocols were swiftly activated, including the deployment of oxygen masks as the aircraft descended.

Passengers recounted harrowing moments during the incident, describing how the aircraft unexpectedly lowered altitude during meal service, leading to cries from children and widespread discomfort among travelers. Many reported sensations of ear pain, dizziness, and the disorienting effects of sudden cabin pressure changes.

Despite the chaotic situation, the cabin crew was commended for their prompt response, assisting passengers with oxygen masks and swiftly securing the cabin for landing. The pilots successfully landed the aircraft back at Incheon International Airport, ensuring the safety of all on board by 7:38 p.m. local time.

No serious injuries reported despite the alarming incident

Following the incident, Korean Air took immediate steps to mitigate disruption, arranging for a different aircraft to complete the flight to Taichung the following morning. The airline issued an apology to affected passengers and initiated an investigation into the root cause of the malfunction.

Videos shared by Taiwanese passengers captured the tense atmosphere inside the cabin during the incident, highlighting the urgency and gravity of the situation faced by those on board.

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How Emirates pilots reduce fuel and emissions during operations

How Emirates pilots reduce fuel and emissions during operations

Flying smarter and minimizing fuel consumption and emissions starts in the cockpit. Emirates embarked on implementing “Green Operating Procedures” (‘Green Ops’) in 2016, adopting a multi-pronged approach to reduce on-ground and in-flight fuel use.

This initiative also provides pilots with necessary education, awareness, data analytics, and technology to manage flights efficiently.

Led by an internal cross-functional Operations Efficiency Steering Group, Emirates aims to mitigate unnecessary fuel burn and emissions while maintaining high safety standards.

In the financial year 2023-2024, ‘Green Ops’ and other initiatives helped reduce fuel burn by over 48,000 tonnes and carbon emissions by more than 151,000 tonnes. Key operational measures include:

Discretionary Extra Fuel

  • Pilots assess operational circumstances to uplift extra fuel beyond the minimum regulatory standards only when necessary, resulting in a significant reduction of discretionary extra fuel uplift.

Flight Speed Optimization

  • Pilots optimize flight speed to reduce fuel consumption while maintaining schedule integrity, as part of Emirates’ standard operating procedures.

Reduced Flap Landing

  • Pilots select flap settings that minimize aerodynamic drag, reducing fuel consumption without compromising safety.

Idle Reverse Thrust

  • Upon landing, pilots use idle reverse thrust to decelerate the aircraft, depending on runway conditions, to reduce fuel consumption.

Reduced Engine Taxi-In (RETI)

  • After landing, pilots shut down one or two engines during ground taxiing, increasing the use of RETI sevenfold since its introduction.

Optimized Flight Routings

  • Emirates uses flexible flight routes, optimizing each route for fuel efficiency and time savings since 2003.

Technology and Innovation – FlightPulse

  • Emirates introduced FlightPulse, a self-service data analytics tool developed with GE Digital Aviation Services, enhancing monitoring and collaboration for improved safety and fuel efficiency.

Center of Gravity Optimization

  • Aircraft are loaded to optimize the center of gravity, enhancing aerodynamic efficiency and saving fuel.

APU Usage

  • On the ground, Emirates reduces APU usage in favor of electrical ground power units (GPU), reducing emissions by over 30%.

Adjusted Potable Water Uplift

  • Flights upload the required amount of potable water calculated scientifically, reducing weight and ensuring fuel efficiency without compromising passenger comfort.

Through these comprehensive measures, Emirates pilots play a crucial role in reducing fuel consumption and emissions, contributing to more sustainable airline operations.

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Air India Alters Elderly Couple’s US Flights Without Notice

Air India Alters Elderly Couple's US Flights Without Notice

An elderly couple’s travel plans were unexpectedly disrupted when Air India allegedly changed their tickets and destinations without prior notification, as reported by a user recounting the ordeal.

According to Dushyant Arora, the couple discovered the changes only when they attempted to check in for their flight to Newark, New Jersey, scheduled for June 19.

They were shocked to find that Air India had booked them on separate flights. The husband was re-routed to New York instead of Newark, departing on a different day than originally planned, while the wife’s itinerary remained unchanged.

The couple, unfamiliar with the changes and concerned about flying separately, decided to cancel their tickets. This decision was particularly difficult for the mother, as it would have been her first time flying abroad, and she expressed reluctance to travel alone.

The couple was not contacted by anyone from the airline to inform them of the changes. The tickets had to be cancelled by the couple. In response to the X user, Air India stated that the customer’s request for a complete refund has been fulfilled.

“Dear Sir, we apologise that this happened and assure you that we never plan to interfere with our clients’ travel arrangements. “We have conducted a complete refund in accordance with the primary customer’s request, who was booked in the PNR,” stated Air India.

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