New Features information at Aerospace Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Aerospace Technology 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 March's top stories: UAV flies in air and water, Thales Alenia Space and Sener deal US researchers demonstrated a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can operate in air and water, and Thales Alenia Space signed a deal with Sener to evaluate collaboration in future development of optical instruments for space applications. Aerospa… Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT February’s top stories: Gravitational waves in space detected, Boeing collaborates on aviation biofuel research JAXA launches x-ray astronomy satellite, EasyJet to trial hydrogen fuel cell in aircraft, Virgin Galactic unveils new spaceship to take tourists into space. wraps up the key headlines from February 2016. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT January’s top stories: Iran’s $25bn Airbus order, first flower in space Canadian engineer unveils design concept for new Antipode hypersonic jet plane, Russian engineer unveils detachable cabin concept to save lives in plane crash, and Ehang develops human-carrying drone prototype. wraps up the k… Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:20:00 GMT 2015: The year's biggest Aerospace Technology stories NASA to build a 3D printed rocket engine, Boeing gets a patent for a drone that can turn into a submarine, and Amazon unveils a delivery drone prototype. wraps up the key headlines from 2015. Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:09:00 GMT The biggest aerospace company takeovers in 2015 The global aerospace market continued to grow in 2015 buoyed by strong growth in the commercial sector neatly offsetting lower defence sales. lists the biggest aerospace takeovers completed in 2015 based on deal value. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT The 10 countries most active in space While few countries have the technological capability to operate large-scale missions, a host of ambitious nations are ensuring a competitive field in the race to colonise space. lists the top ten countries with an active spa… Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT The biggest aircraft deals in 2015 Airbus and Boeing held all the aces, winning some big billion dolalr aircraft deals in 2015 including a whopping $26.5bn order by Indian airline Indigo - the biggest ever order for Airbus. lists the ten biggest aircraft deals… Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT The world’s largest space agencies Although the initial space missions were dominated by the race between Soviet and American agencies, China’s CNSA, Europe’s ESA, and India’s ISRO are quickly catching up. lists the most prominent global space agencies based o… Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Proximity to Aerospace Manufacturers: A New Business Model for Repair Services Aerospace manufacturers look to speed repairs while reducing costs by working with international repair services that offer full service locations in close proximity. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT November's top stories: Blue Origin tests rocket, SpaceX to send astronauts to ISS Blue Origin, a private space company by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has completed a test flight of a fully reusable rocket, beating SpaceX's attempt at a similar landing, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has approved a patent for … Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ten attempts at a flying car in the last decade The flying car has been a daydream since the era of Henry Ford, but you may soon see them on the daily commute thanks to designers who are steadily progressing towards the launch. lists the top ten attempts at designing a fun… Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT October's top stories: World View completes test flight, Airbus wins $17bn aircraft order State-owned China Aviation Supplies Holding has signed an agreement with Airbus to buy 130 aircraft at an estimated cost of $17bn, Taiwan-based EVA Airways is planning to buy up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two additional 777-300ER jetliners from Boe… Sun, 01 Nov 2015 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 … Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT