New News information at Aerospace Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.aerospace-technology.com http://www.aerospace-technology.com/ en-us http://www.aerospace-technology.com/ New News information at Aerospace Technology http://www.aerospace-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif HENSOLDT acquires aircraft electronics provider EuroAvionics http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newshensoldt-acquires-aircraft-electronics-provider-euroavionics-5903982 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newshensoldt-acquires-aircraft-electronics-provider-euroavionics-5903982 Germany-based HENSOLDT has purchased aircraft avionic system supplier EuroAvionics Group for an undisclosed sum. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: UrtheCast, Virgin Orbit http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-urthecast-virgin-orbit-5902858 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-urthecast-virgin-orbit-5902858 Canada-based UrtheCast has been awarded a $78m contract to develop a dual-frequency synthetic aperture radar (SAR) spacecraft. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT A4A estimates 5% air travel increase during US Labour Day holiday http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsa4a-estimates-5increase-during-us-labour-day-air-travel-period-5903902 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsa4a-estimates-5increase-during-us-labour-day-air-travel-period-5903902 Airlines for America (A4A) has projected that 16.1 million passengers will fly worldwide on US airlines over the upcoming Labour Day travel period, marking a 5% increase from the 15.4 million passengers that travelled during the same period last year… Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Russian cosmonauts release 3D-printed satellite into space during spacewalk http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrussian-cosmonauts-release-3d-printed-satellite-into-space-during-spacewalk-5903930 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrussian-cosmonauts-release-3d-printed-satellite-into-space-during-spacewalk-5903930 A team of two Russian cosmonauts have released five nanosatellites into space during a spacewalk, which lasted more than six hours outside the International Space Station (ISS). Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Air Berlin files for insolvency after Etihad discontinues financial support http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsair-berlin-files-for-insolvency-after-etihad-discontinues-financial-support-5902687 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsair-berlin-files-for-insolvency-after-etihad-discontinues-financial-support-5902687 German carrier Air Berlin has filed for insolvency at the local district court of Berlin-Charlottenburg after its main shareholder Etihad Airways decided to withdraw its financial support. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT ATSB releases new reports on missing MH370 aircraft location http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsatsb-releases-new-reports-on-missing-mh370-aircraft-location-5902645 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsatsb-releases-new-reports-on-missing-mh370-aircraft-location-5902645 The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has unveiled two new reports that analysed data gathered during the surface search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rockwell Collins provides in-flight connectivity system for TCS World Travel’s Boeing 757 aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-collins-provides-in-flight-connectivity-system-for-tcs-world-travels-boeing-757-plane-5902744 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-collins-provides-in-flight-connectivity-system-for-tcs-world-travels-boeing-757-plane-5902744 Rockwell Collins has provided its CabinConnect wireless in-flight connectivity system for global private jet expedition services provider TCS World Travel’s custom-built Boeing 757 aircraft. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Researchers explore quieter aircraft ideas inspired from owl wings http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsresearchers-explore-quieter-aircraft-ideas-inspired-from-owl-wings-5901592 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsresearchers-explore-quieter-aircraft-ideas-inspired-from-owl-wings-5901592 A group of researchers at the Iowa State University in the US are exploring the behaviours of owl wings in order to develop bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT UrtheCast secures $78m deal to develop dual-frequency SAR satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsurthecast-secures-78m-deal-to-develop-dual-frequency-sar-satellite-5901507 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsurthecast-secures-78m-deal-to-develop-dual-frequency-sar-satellite-5901507 Canadian technology company UrtheCast has won a C$100m ($78m) contract from an unnamed entity to develop a dual-frequency synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT SpaceX launches Nasa’s new cargo resupply mission to ISS http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspacex-launches-nasas-new-cargo-resupply-mission-to-iss-5901481 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspacex-launches-nasas-new-cargo-resupply-mission-to-iss-5901481 SpaceX has launched its 12th cargo resupply mission on behalf of Nasa to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, US. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Japan postpones MICHIBIKI No. 3 satellite launch over technical error http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsjapan-again-postpones-michibiki-no-3-satellite-launch-over-technical-hitch-5900042 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsjapan-again-postpones-michibiki-no-3-satellite-launch-over-technical-hitch-5900042 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has again postponed the scheduled launch of its MICHIBIKI No. 3 geostationary orbit satellite, due to a technical glitch. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT SITAEL selects Virgin Orbit to launch µHETsat mission http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssitael-selects-virgin-orbit-to-launch-hetsat-mission-5900179 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssitael-selects-virgin-orbit-to-launch-hetsat-mission-5900179 Italy-based space company SITAEL has entered a launch service contract with Virgin Orbit to launch its new small μHETsat satellite into space. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed Martin integrates Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-integrates-hellas-sat-4saudigeosat-1-satellite-5899272 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-integrates-hellas-sat-4saudigeosat-1-satellite-5899272 Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of the Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1, the first satellite built on its modernised A2100 platform at its facility near Denver, US. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Swiss company ELSE raises new fund to launch IoT nanosatellite constellation http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsswiss-company-else-raises-new-fund-to-launch-iot-nanosatellite-constellation-5899785 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsswiss-company-else-raises-new-fund-to-launch-iot-nanosatellite-constellation-5899785 Switzerland-based ELSE has completed a new seed round to raise funding for its Astrocast nanosatellite constellation, which will be designed to provide internet of things (IoT) and machine-to-machine services to global enterprises. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT CAE divests 49% stake in ZFTC to China Southern Airlines for $96m http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newscae-divests-49-stake-in-zftc-to-china-southern-airlines-for-96m-5899300 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newscae-divests-49-stake-in-zftc-to-china-southern-airlines-for-96m-5899300 Canada-based CAE has entered a sale and purchase agreement with China Southern Airlines to sell its 49% stake in the jointly held Zhuhai Flight Training Centre (ZFTC) for $96m. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT ACCC approves Virgin Australia’s alliance with HNA Aviation http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaccc-approves-virgin-australias-alliance-with-mainland-china-and-hong-kong-airline-5898703 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaccc-approves-virgin-australias-alliance-with-mainland-china-and-hong-kong-airline-5898703 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has approved a five-year alliance between Virgin Australia and HNA Aviation, along with HK Express and Hong Kong Airlines. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Nasa's Cassini spacecraft to begin final journey around Saturn http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasas-cassini-spacecraft-to-begin-final-journey-around-saturn-5898723 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasas-cassini-spacecraft-to-begin-final-journey-around-saturn-5898723 Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft is set to commence its final five orbits around Saturn, marking the final phase of its exploration mission of the planet. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT China’s quantum satellite sends hack-proof code from space http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newschinas-quantum-satellite-sends-hack-proof-code-from-space-5898690 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newschinas-quantum-satellite-sends-hack-proof-code-from-space-5898690 China has sent an unbreakable code from its quantum satellite to Earth, representing the first step in developing a ‘hack-proof’ global quantum communication network. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Boeing, CFM International, Air Lease Corporation http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-boeing-cfm-international-air-lease-corporation-5897859 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-boeing-cfm-international-air-lease-corporation-5897859 The Boeing Company has placed an order with Astronics PECO to supply next-generation fuel tank access doors for Boeing 777X aircraft. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT SSL completes preliminary design review for Nasa’s satellite servicing mission http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsssl-completes-preliminary-design-review-for-nasas-satellite-servicing-mission-5897471 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsssl-completes-preliminary-design-review-for-nasas-satellite-servicing-mission-5897471 US-based Space Systems Loral (SSL) has concluded the preliminary design review (PDR) for Nasa’s Restore-L mission that will offer satellite servicing in low-Earth orbit (LEO). Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT