Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Aerospace Technology-Updates Falcon 8X Business Jet Dassault Aviation unveiled the Falcon 8X, a new ultra, long-range business jet in the Falcon family, at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) held in 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT COMAC uses Victrex integrated polymer solution to improve aircraft efficiency Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has used a combined polymer and service solution from Victrex to develop efficient and durable aircraft floor brackets for its new ARJ21 regional jet. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce secures $1.5bn engine order from China Eastern Airlines UK-based engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has won a $1.5bn order for Trent 700 engines, which will power China Eastern Airlines’ 15 Airbus A330 aircraft. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Boeing provides satellite communications systems to Mexico Boeing has delivered an advanced satellite communications system to Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Northrop Grumman, OHB System, AAR An $18.09m DARPA research and development (R&D) contract has been awarded to Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Airlander 10 crash-lands after second test flight The world’s longest aircraft, Airlander 10, has crash-landed at the end of its second test flight. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT JCSAT-16 Communication Satellite JCSAT-16 is a new commercial communication satellite launched into the geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) in August 2016. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Arianespace launches two communication satellites for Intelsat Arianespace has launched the Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 telecommunications relay satellites into geostationary transfer orbit for US-based satellite operator Intelsat. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Solvay opens new carbon fibre production facility for aerospace sector Belgium-based Solvay has opened a new carbon fibre production line at its facility in Piedmont, South Carolina, US, in order to increase capacity of a major raw material to make carbon-fibre reinforced composite materials for the aerospace industry. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Inmarsat clears Honeywell’s JetWave for GX Aviation in-flight broadband service Global mobile satellite communications service provider Inmarsat has awarded final certification to Honeywell’s JetWave hardware, which allows access to its new GX Aviation in-flight wireless broadband connectivity. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT ESA to create solar eclipses with Proba-3’s launch in 2019 The European Space Agency (ESA) is preparing to launch the Proba-3 ‘double-satellite’ in 2019, with the aim of creating its own solar eclipses and studying the Sun’s corona. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Elbit System tests drone for disaster response in North Dakota, US Elbit Systems of America has tested its Hermes 450 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in North Dakota, US, to help in assessing damage to utility infrastructure after storms, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT ISRO to launch mission to Sun by 2020 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch its Aditya-L1 satellite mission to study the Sun by 2020. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Nasa re-establishes contact with STEREO spacecraft Nasa has re-established contact with one of its solar terrestrial relations observatories, known as STEREO-B spacecraft, after a gap of nearly two years. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT OHB System selects Northrop Grumman to provide navigation system for German satellite Northrop Grumman (NOC) has secured a contract from OHB System to provide the space inertial reference system for Germany's SARah satellite-based radar reconnaissance system. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Airbus to test self-driving ‘flying taxi’ next year French aerospace company Airbus is planning to test a driverless ‘flying taxi’ prototype by the end of next year in order to address urban traffic congestion. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT GomSpace to buy NanoSpace Danish nanosatellite provider Gomspace has signed a letter of intent (LoI) to acquire Sweden’s NanoSpace, a subsidiary of Svenska rymdaktiebolaget (Swedish Space). Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Police seizes two drones carrying mobiles and drugs to Pentonville jail in London Officers have seized two drones containing mobile phones and drugs flying near HMP Pentonville prison in London, UK. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT AGC AeroComposites develops new thermoplastic composite welding process for aerospace UK-based composite aerostructures, assemblies and components provider AGC AeroComposites has developed a new, low-cost thermoplastic composite welding technique. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Solar Impulse 2 (HB-SIB) Solar Airplane Solar Impulse 2 (HB-SIB) is the upgraded version of Solar Impulse, a solar-powered aircraft. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT