Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Aerospace Technology-Updates Japan Airlines signs order with Embraer for 15 E-Jets Japan Airlines (JAL) has placed a firm order with Embraer for 15 E-Jets with an option for an additional 12 E-Jets family aircraft. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Nasa’s deep space rocket will be ready by November 2018 Nasa's Space Launch System (SLS) programme has successfully completed a key decision point C (KDP-C) assessment that confirmed its readiness to enter the development phase, but added that it will not be launched before November 2018. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Bell Helicopter commences work on helicopter assembly plant in Louisiana, US Bell Helicopter has started construction of an assembly facility in Lafayette, Louisiana, US, for its new commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Nasa tests composite cryotank simulating launch pressures Engineers at Nasa have successfully completed a series of tests on first-of-its kind composite cryogenic fuel tanks, marking a step ahead in lightweight composites that could reduce the weight of rocket tanks by 30% and cut costs by at least 25%. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT GE to use next-generation carbon fibre composites for GE9X fan blade General Electric (GE) Aviation is designing a new composite fan blade using next-generation carbon fibre composite material for the GE9X engine, which will power Boeing 777X twin-aisle wide-body aircraft. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Avion Express extends power-by-the-hour contract with AJW Aviation Lithuanian airline Avion Express has extended its power-by-the-hour (PBH) contract with aircraft spares support provider AJW Aviation for a further ten years. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Icon A5 Amphibious Sport Plane The A5 Amphibious Sports Aircraft is the first light sports plane designed and manufactured by Icon Aircraft, a US-based consumer sports aircraft manufacturer. The company was founded by engineer and F-16 fighter pilot Kirk Hawkins, and product desig… Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMT WorldView-3 Remote Sensing Satellite WorldView-3, a commercial remote-sensing satellite intended to provide the most advanced Earth imagery, is scheduled to be launched into space in mid-August 2014. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed Martin and Electro Optic Systems to set up space object tracking station in Australia Lockheed Martin has partnered with Electro Optic Systems to set up a space object tracking facility in Western Australia. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Eurocyrospace opens cryogenic upper stage tanks manufacturing plant in Germany Eurocyrospace, a joint venture of Airbus Defense and Space and Air Liquide, has opened a cryogenic upper stage tanks manufacturing facility for the European Space Agency (ESA) in Bremen, Germany. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Boeing to begin manufacturing of docking system for ISS Boeing is set to begin manufacturing of a new docking system for the International Space Station (ISS). Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch AsiaSat 6 communications satellite SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is set to launch Asia Satellite Telecommunications' AsiaSat 6 communications satellite on 27 August from Cape Canaveral, Florida, US. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT ESA and Arianespace to investigate Galileo satellites launch failure The European Space Agency (ESA) and Arianespace are working to identify the cause of the problem that led to the deployment of Europe's twin Galileo navigation satellites into incorrect orbits. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT BOC Aviation signs $8.8bn aircraft order with Boeing Bank of China's aircraft leasing unit BOC Aviation has placed an $8.8bn order for 82 aircraft, as part of its strategy to grow its fleet of fuel-efficient aircraft. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT FAA grants STC certification for ACSS’ SafeRoute ADS-B In applications on A320 aircraft The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a supplemental type certification approval for Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems' (ACSS) SafeRoute Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solutions on Airbus A320 aircra… Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Nasa to test alternative propulsion systems for next-generation space vehicles Nasa's Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) technology demonstrator project is preparing to launch a small satellite in 2016, in order to test green propellant technology in space. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Boeing completes key reviews on CST-100 spacecraft Boeing has completed key reviews of its Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT BAE Systems developing human-like skin concept for aircraft Engineers at BAE Systems' Advanced Technology Centre are working on a concept to give aircraft human-like 'skin', which is claimed to detect wind speed, temperature, physical strain and movement more accurately than existing technology. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Heli-One to provide component support for AAR Airlift Sikorsky S-61 rotocraft Helicopter support company Heli-One has been awarded a contract by AAR Airlift to provide CT58 engine and component support for its 20 Sikorsky S-61 aircraft. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Japan plans to commercialise domestically manufactured aircraft by 2030 Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology plans to launch a R&D programme in 2015 in line with efforts to commercialise domestically manufactured next-generation passenger aircraft by 2030. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT