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What is a Boeing P-8 airplane used for?

What is a Boeing P-8 airplane used for?

It is very easy to spot when something on ground by the using of satellite. but what if the enemy activity carried from the inside the water and launch the missiles. to finding such activity there is one aircraft which can spot easily and alert to the defense crew.

Meet the Boeing P8 Poseidon aircraft, a modified 737 dash 800ERX maritime patrol aircraft, built by Boeing Defense and Security. It was created for the Navy of the United States of America.

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Let’s have a look at its past. The Boeing P8 replaced the P3 aircraft, which was developed by Lockheed Martin in 1962, because the range and endurance of the P3 aircraft were restricted due to increased weight and airframe fatigue life constraints. In the year 2000, the US Navy ordered a new tender. A Boeing proposal for a new maritime aircraft based on the B737 has been approved. The P-8A name was given to this aircraft after it obtained a 5-aircraft order in the beginning.

lets check out about its specifications

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The Boeing 737-800 Next Generation serves as the basis for the P-8. The forward portion of the under-fuselage has an internal weapons compartment. Air-to-surface missiles can be carried thanks to hard points on the wings.

The aircraft had a length of 39.47 meters, a wingspan of 37.64 meters, and a height of 12.83 meters. The maximum take-off gross weight of the P-8I is 85,139kg.

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The P-8I aircraft is produced by a Boeing-led industrial consortium that includes CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Spirit AeroSystems, BAE Systems, and GE Aviation.

The crew of this plane numbered nine people. The primary flying display, multifunction displays, friend and foe recognition, and flight and store management systems are all integrated in the cockpit.

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A CAE AN/ASQ-508A magnetic anomaly detection system, an APS-143C(V)3 multimode radar, and a worldwide version of the Raytheon APY-10 surveillance radar are all installed on the aircraft.

In any weather conditions, day or night, the APY-10 radar gives precise information. The P-8I also has a BEL Data Link II communication system, an Avantel mobile satellite system, and a voice secrecy system from the Electronics Corporation of India (ECIL).

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Mark A total of 54 torpedoes, depth charges, and free-fall bombs can be stored in the internal weapons room. Air-to-surface missiles can be launched from the underwing hard points.

The P-8I is powered by two CFM56-7 engines from CFM International, a joint venture between Snecma Moteurs and GE Electric. Each engine has a take-off thrust of 27,300 pounds.

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The engines are equipped with a new generation full authority digital engine control (FADEC) technology.

The P-8I had a maximum altitude of 12,496 meters and a top speed of 789 km/h. The plane can fly for up to four hours and has a maximum range of 2,222 kilometers.

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This aircraft can execute anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, and shipping interdiction missions. There are also torpedoes, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons on board. It can deploy and monitor sonobuoys, as well as collaborate with other assets to detect items in the water. It can also fly Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance unmanned aircraft vehicle.

This aircraft took off first time in 2009 after several technical analysis the P-8 in introduced officially into US naval operations. in the beginning for further test aircraft was impoverished. it had first customer from the Indian Navy placed an order of 8 aircraft at the cost of US 2.1 billion dollars in 2008. It replaced the ageing fleet of the Indian Navy’s Tupolev Tu-142 aircraft.

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As of now 8 countries is operating this aircraft including the US navy. and Boeing is built  142 aircraft as of November 2021. India and Australia operates 12 aircraft and US operates nearly 98 aircraft.

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To power additional onboard electronics, the P-8 has a 180 kVA electric generator on each engine, which replaces the 90 kVA generator present on civilian 737s. It has 100 antenna for data transmission and can fly for ten hours without refueling.

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The P-8 has flown more than 400,000 hours around the world without a single accident, with more than 140 aircraft in service. The P-8 is designed to resist the harshest marine flight conditions for a period of 25 years/25,000 hours, including protracted icing operations.

According to the latest deal This Boeing 737 maritime aircraft costs $US 260 million, which is 1.6 more than a commercial version of a similar model aircraft. As of 2021, it will cost US$ 106.2 million.

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Did you know these 10 incredible facts about Honda jet ?

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Which is bigger 777x or 787 aircraft ?

Which is bigger 777x or 787 aircraft ?

The 777X is a new series of the Boeing 777 family and is designed to be larger and more efficient than its predecessor. It features two variants: the 777-8 and the 777-9, being the larger of the two.

The Boeing 777X emerges as the larger sibling within the Boeing family, representing a significant leap forward in both size and efficiency. Comprising two variants, the 777-8 and the 777-9, the latter takes the crown as the larger of the two. With its expansive fuselage and impressive wingspan, the 777X is tailored for long-range journeys and boasts a substantial passenger capacity.

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On the other hand, the Boeing 787, affectionately known as the Dreamliner, occupies a niche in the market as a smaller yet formidable aircraft designed for medium to long-range flights. Its distinguishing feature lies in its composite fuselage, a technological marvel that renders it lighter and more fuel-efficient compared to conventional aluminum counterparts. The Boeing 777X is larger than the Boeing 787 aircraft.

When it comes to passenger capacity, the 777-9 reigns supreme, typically accommodating a sizeable contingent of 400-425 passengers in its standard configuration. In contrast, the 787, with its more modest dimensions, typically carries between 240-290 passengers, depending on the variant and layout.

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One of the remarkable innovations introduced with the 777X is its folding wingtips, a feature designed to address the logistical challenges of accommodating such a large aircraft in conventional airport gates. These folding wingtips enable the 777X to retract its wings, allowing it to fit into gates designed for smaller aircraft while still reaping the benefits of an extended wingspan during flight, thereby enhancing fuel efficiency and operational flexibility

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China Secures Production Certificate for Mass Production of Pilotless eVTOL Aircraft

China Secures Production Certificate for Mass Production of Pilotless eVTOL Aircraft
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The first passenger-carrying pilotless electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in the world, the EH216-S, has received the Production Certificate for its eVTOL aircraft from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

This is a significant milestone for EHang Holdings Limited, the leading UAM technology platform company in the world. This outstanding accomplishment is another big step towards mass manufacturing for the eVTOL aircraft and the ensuing commercial operations, building on the ground-breaking acquisition of the Type Certificate and the Standard Airworthiness Certificate for the EH216-S.

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The PC is a crucial certificate that the aircraft maker receives from the CAAC, the country’s aviation authority. By obtaining this certificate, EHang has demonstrated that it has set up a quality management system for mass production that satisfies the airworthiness regulation standards set forth by the CAAC, and the company has been given permission to continue producing mass quantities.

It is also a strong guarantee of the calibre of the goods made by EHang. Raw materials, supplier management, manufacturing organisation, production quality control, aircraft pre-delivery test, after-sales repair and maintenance, etc. are all included in the mass production quality management system for the EH216-S.

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To ensure that every aircraft and its components that roll off the production line strictly adhere to the approved type design and safety requirements, the system sets clear guidelines and documentation for every step in the production procedure. This ensures comprehensive traceability and safety control.

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Four Airbus A380 Superjumbos lined up to be scrapped

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In a strategic move aimed at reclaiming valuable resources from the iconic Airbus A380 aircraft, VAS Aero Services and Dr. Peters Group have announced a significant collaboration.

This partnership marks a milestone in aviation logistics and aftermarket services, with four of these colossal planes slated for teardown and redistribution of used serviceable material (USM).

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The venture between VAS Aero Services, renowned for its expertise in aircraft dismantlement, and Dr. Peters Group, a prominent Germany-based investment fund management firm, underscores a commitment to sustainable aviation practices. This isn’t their first foray into scrapping A380s; their successful partnership has already seen the dismantlement of these aircraft, making them pioneers in this niche.

Under the agreement, the latest consignment brings the tally to eight A380s entrusted to VAS by Dr. Peters Group. Managing Director Christian Mailly of Dr. Peters Group emphasized the trust placed in VAS, citing their unparalleled capabilities in dismantlement and aftermarket sales network. It’s a strategic move in response to the growing demand for quality USM parts, particularly with the resurgence in reliance on the A380.

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Notably, the teardown process will be carried out at various locations, optimizing the positioning of harvested parts to cater to different markets. While some parts will be positioned in Europe to support operators in the region and the Middle East, others will remain in the Asia-Pacific region. This meticulous strategy ensures efficient access to spare parts, benefiting MROs and airlines across these markets.

The decision to retire these A380s comes at a time when operators are reassessing fleet strategies amidst evolving market dynamics. Despite initial plans for quick retirement due to the emergence of more fuel-efficient alternatives, factors such as a rebound in long-haul demand and delays in new widebody deliveries have prompted operators to reconsider. The A380, with its unique capacity and capabilities, presents a practical solution for short-term capacity management.

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