Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Charles D'Alberto - Russia gives France a puppy to replace Diesel


Russia gives France a puppy to replace Diesel, dog killed in Paris raid

(CNN)He may be no Diesel, but Russia has given France a new puppy following the death of the seven-year-old police dog during a terror raid in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis last month.
"The puppy you are giving us today will replace Diesel and proves your friendship," said French ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert, during a ceremony at the French Embassy in Moscow on Monday.
"They are waiting for this puppy in Paris," he added, according to Russian news agency Tass.
Diesel's death in a police raid on November 18 came five days after 130 people were killed in multiple terror attacks in Paris.
A city in mourning marked the dog's death with the hashtag #JeSuisChien, a nod to #JeSuisCharlie, the hashtag that went viral after the terror attacks on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in January.
Two terrorists died in the raid that killed Diesel, including the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks,Abdelhamid Abaaoud, and a relative, Hasna Ait Boulahcen.
Russia's gift dog Dobrynya is named after a folklore hero, and is intended as a "symbol of the unity of our nations in implacable fight against terrorism," Russian Deputy Interior Minister Igor Zubov said during the ceremony on Monday.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

AS350 B2 Charles D'Alberto

AS350 B2

The multipurpose, single-engine AS350 B2, powered by a 732 shp (546 kW) Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 engine, has an outstanding proven track record. Its flexibility and low acquisition cost have made it a very sought-after helicopter capable of performing a wide range of missions, including passenger transportation, aerial work, training, observation, fire fighting, and law enforcement, among others. With its spacious and comfortable cabin accommodating one pilot plus up to 6 passengers, the AS350 B2 is especially appreciated for its passenger transportation capabilities for VIP missions, tourist flights, and public service tasks. Furthermore, its wide cabin and panoramic view ensures optimum visibility for both passengers and crew. The AS350 B2 is an excellent utility helicopter able to carry external load of more than 1 ton (2,200 lbs). Thanks to its high useful load, it is well suited for all missions requiring various types of equipment, especially for police, news gathering, medical transportation and utility operations. And with a very short reconfiguration time (less than one hour), this single-engine aircraft is able to complete various missions quickly and efficiently.

The AS350 B2 is equipped with an innovative, advanced, corrosion-free Starflex rotor and main and tail rotor blades which are made entirely of composite materials. In addition, these composite components are very reliable: The main rotor blades, for example, have a service life of up to 20,000 hours. The cabin is made of thermoplastic double fuselage and an extremely resistant light alloy frame. The Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 turbine combines high performance, low fuel consumption and very easy maintenance. The use of modular elements makes it possible to replace mechanical sub-units directly in the field. The AS350 B2 shares common cockpit features with other members of the Ecureuil family: It has, for example, a new control panel console technology also used by the EC130 B4, with new circuit breakers replacing former fuses, as well as a new instrument panel identical to that of the AS350 B3, including a Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD) and integrated instrumentation, which enables pilots to see at a glance the main vehicle and engine parameters on a dual LCD screen.

Posted By Charles D'Alberto