New Features information at Aerospace Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Aerospace Technology August’s top stories: Researchers explore quieter aircraft ideas, Cathay Pacific to buy 32 aircraft Researchers are exploring the behaviours of owl wings to develop bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft, and Cathay Pacific has entered a MOU with Airbus to purchase 32 A321neo aircraft. wraps up key headlines from August 20… Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT July’s top stories: Researchers develop new ceramic coating, SpaceX launches Intelsat 35e Researchers develop a new ceramic coating for hypersonic travel, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches the Intelsat 35e on its third attempt, and the UK is to introduce new drone registration and safety rules. wraps … Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT June's top stories: Boeing's investment in SparkCognition, PSLV-C38 places 31 satellites into orbit Boeing has invested in SparkCognition, which focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and ISRO’s PSLV-C38 has launched a 712kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for Earth observation, as well as 30 other satellites. Aerospace-technolog… Mon, 03 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT May’s top stories: IndiGo-ATR signs $1.3bn deal, Neumann Space's space junk-fuelled rocket IndiGo signs term sheet to buy 50 ATR aircraft for $1.3bn, Neumann Space developed new rocket uses space junk as fuel, and a teenager from India developed the world's lightest satellite. wraps up key headlines from May. Tue, 06 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT April's top stories: Boeing and Aseman Airlines sign deal, UAL and Lufthansa finalise cargo JV Boeing has entered a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Iran’s Aseman Airlines to sell 30 new 737 MAX jets for $3bn, and United Airlines (UAL) has entered into a joint venture agreement with Germany’s Lufthansa Cargo. wraps u… Tue, 02 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT March's top stories: New Nasa report on biofuels, Scientists develop new aircraft technology concepts A new study led by Nasa has revealed that biofuel-powered aircraft engines can reduce carbon emissions by 50% to 70%, scientists have developed various aircraft technology concepts, which were inspired from flights of the peregrine falcon. Aerospace-… Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT February's top stories: ISRO launches 104 satellites, FAA's new report on collision ISRO launched 104 satellites into space in a single mission, and the US FAA revealed that a number of reported collision incidents between aircraft and an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) could not be verified by the agency. w… Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT January's top stories: Boeing wins $300m order, CENIT's software toolset for BionicAircraft Boeing has secured a $300m order for three next-generation 737-800 aircraft from South Korean low-cost carrier Jeju Air, and CENIT is set to develop a software toolset for an automated bionic design, as part of the BionicAircraft research project. Ae… Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2016: The year's biggest Aerospace Technology stories Iran to buy 118 Airbus aircraft, Ball Aerospace to build OMPS, and ISRO to launch indigenous space shuttle. wraps up the key headlines from 2016. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Imaging on the brain – diagnosing and treating neurodegenerative diseases A new brain-imaging technique developed by researchers is paving the way for improved diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Dr Daniel Stäb, chief developer at the University of Queensland Centre for… Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT November's top stories: CS300 jet to airBaltic, Colombia plane crash kills 75 passengers Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has delivered the first CS300 plane to launch operator Air Baltic (airBaltic), and a charter aircraft has crashed in Cerro Gordo, Colombia, killing 75 people on-board. wraps up the key headlines… Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT The world’s top jetpack concepts There have been many attempts to build a fully functioning jetpack, with mixed results. The concept is not without its risks, yet the sci-fi dream is slowly becoming a reality thanks to the sheer will of inventors. lists the … Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT October's top stories: Rockwell Collins to buy B/E Aerospace, Thales opens UK-based electric propulsion facility Rockwell Collins signed a definitive agreement to acquire aircraft cabin interior manufacturer B/E Aerospace for $8.3bn and Thales Alenia Space opened a new facility that will manufacture electric propulsion systems for satellites in Belfast, UK. Aer… Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT September's top stories: ISRO launches eight satellites, UAE to implement new law for drones Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched eight satellites into space, and the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority is planning to enforce a new law to restrict the import and export of drones in the country. wra… Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT August's top stories: Airlander 10 crash-lands, FAA's new commercial drone rules take effect Airlander 10 has crash-landed at the end of its second test flight and the US Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) new small drone regulation becomes effective and ISRO is planning to launch its Aditya-L1 satellite mission to study the Sun by 2020… Tue, 06 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT July's top stories: Virgin Atlantic's $4.4bn order, EPA findings on aircraft emission Virgin Atlantic Airways finalised a $4.4bn deal with Airbus to buy 12 A350-1000 aircraft, and US' EPA confirmed a final endangerment and contribution findings that reveal carbon emissions from certain aircraft engines are a risk to public health. Aer… Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT June's top stories: Québec-Bombardier deal, FAA releases drones rules Canada's Québec Government entered an agreement with Bombardier to make a previously announced $1bn investment in the C Series aircraft, and FAA released the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems. Aeros… Tue, 05 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT May's top stories: China Eastern orders 20 Airbus, TransDigm Group to buy ILC Holdings China Eastern ordered 20 Airbus A350 XWB and TransDigm Group agreed to buy ILC Holdings for $1bn. wraps up the key headlines from May 2016. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT Masters of the sky: the top 10 aerospace companies The world’s top 10 aerospace companies hold a market share worth $433bn, with just Boeing, Airbus and United Technologies Corporation (UTC) earning over half of this amount. lists the top ten aerospace and defence companies b… Sun, 05 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT April's top stories: Solar Impulse 2 ends flight, Vector Space Systems raises more than $1m Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) airplane completed its three-day, two-night journey across the Pacific Ocean, and Vector Space Systems secured more than $1m from a group of angel investors to develop launch platform for micro satellite industry. Aerospace-tec… Wed, 04 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT