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January’s top stories: SpaceX $1bn fundraising, AirAsia flight fuselage found
04 February, 2015 | by Rohit Siripuram
Boeing and SpaceX prepared to begin the first manned test flights to the International Space Station (ISS) in...
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Plug the skills gap and watch UK aviation soar in 2015 09 January, 2015 Looming engineering skills shortage has to be tackled if UK aviation is to prosper in 2015, says Mark Edwards, Director Engineering at Matchtech....

2014: The year's biggest Aerospace Technology stories 05 January, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft placed its Philae lander onto the surface of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet, AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea off the...

November’s top stories: ESA’s Rosetta mission, Nasa’s shape-changing aircraft wing 03 December, 2014 by Rohit Siripuram The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft placed its Philae lander onto the surface of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet, Rolls-Royce is planning to cut 2,600 jobs, while Nasa has...

Top ten aircraft with the longest wings 27 November, 2014 Aircraft like AN-225 Mriya and Airbus A380 have enormous wingspans, designed to achieve the most efficient lift at take-off. Aerospace-technology.com lists the ten aircraft with the world’s...

The most powerful commercial jet engines 13 November, 2014 Gargantuan engines such as GE90-115B and Trent XWB develop more power than those used on the Titanic or the first manned space flight. Aerospace-technology.com lists five of the world’s...

October’s top stories: Insitu’s ScanEagle 2 aircraft, GKN's wing technology 03 November, 2014 by Rohit Siripuram Insitu has unveiled ScanEagle 2 unmanned aircraft, GKN Aerospace has developed a natural laminar flow wing for next-generation aircraft, while US researchers develop optical device to...

September’s top stories: India Mars mission, Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft 03 October, 2014 by Rohit Siripuram Indian space agency has successfully placed Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft to orbit, Boeing has unveiled the 737 MAX 200, while US researchers come up with a new algorithm that could help...

August’s top stories: Human-like skin for aircraft, BOC Aviation’s $8.8bn deal 03 September, 2014 by Rohit Siripuram BAE Systems revealed plans for developing human-like skin concept for aircraft, Malaysia Airlines received state buyout offer, while BOC Aviation placed an $8.8bn order for 82 Boeing...

July's top stories: Qatar Airways' $18bn Boeing deal, largest amphibious aircraft 07 August, 2014 by Santosh Kumar Dronamraju Boeing secured an $18bn order from Qatar Airways for 50 777-9Xs, while a Chinese aircraft manufacturer started trial production of the world's largest TA600 amphibious...

June’s top stories: Boeing’s $8bn deal, Google to acquire Skybox Imaging 01 July, 2014 by Sukumar Dara China Eastern Airlines has agreed to buy $8bn Boeing 737 aircraft, Google has signed an agreement to acquire satellite maker Skybox Imaging for $500m, while Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has...

May’s top stories: New brain-controlled aircraft, UK’s new space industry policies 02 June, 2014 by Sukumar Dara German scientists successfully tested brain-controlled aircraft, UK Government announced new policies to support growth of space industry, while the UN aviation agency has pledged to...

April’s top stories: Solar Impluse’s aircraft, UK’s new aerospace headquarters 05 May, 2014 by Sukumar Dara Solar Impluse has unveiled a new aircraft for round-the-world flight, UK has opened new aerospace headquarters to support research and technology projects, while European Commission has...

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