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May’s top stories: Nasa’s Messenger mission ends, European drone project
09 June, 2015 | by Rohit Siripuram
Nasa's Messenger spacecraft crashed into Mercury at 8,750mph, France, Italy and Germany partnered on development of a UAV, and Bombardier announced a scale-down in production of business...
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The 10 biggest cargo aircraft 01 June, 2015 From the colossal Antonov An-225 to the Boeing 777F, aerospace-technology.com lists the world’s top 10 biggest cargo aircraft based on maximum take-off...

April’s top stories: Emirates €8.7bn Trent engine deal, Nasa 3D-prints rocket parts 04 May, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram Emirates Airline placed an €8.7bn order with Rolls-Royce for Trent 900 engines, Nasa created the first copper rocket engine component using 3D printing technology, and JAXA revealed plans to...

March’s top stories: Solar Impulse 2 global flight, Germanwings A320 crash 06 April, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram TechEdSat-4, a small satellite launched from the International Space Station (ISS) by Nasa successfully entered its orbit, paving the way to test technology that could allow returning...

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...

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