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Should the US open up the Eastern Gulf of Mexico to oil & gas?
24 March, 2015 | by Heidi Vella
The America Petroleum Institute estimates ending the oil and gas moratorium in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico could have vast economic benefits. But with opposition from Florida – one of the...
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Fast and fierce – the world’s top 10 fastest civil helicopters 24 March, 2015 Civil helicopters like the H155, H225 and AW189 used advanced technology and excellent flight dynamics to move quickly through the air. Aerospace-technology.com lists the top ten fastest...

February’s top stories: ESA's IXV re-entry flight, first 3D-printed aircraft engines 02 March, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) completed its mission to study re-entry capability for future reusable space...

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...

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...

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