Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.aerospace-technology.com web site http://www.aerospace-technology.com/ en-us http://www.aerospace-technology.com/ Aerospace Technology-Updates http://www.aerospace-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Solar Impulse 2 completes first test flights in Abu Dhabi http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssolar-impulse-2-first-test-flights-abu-dhabi-4521848 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssolar-impulse-2-first-test-flights-abu-dhabi-4521848 Solar Impulse 2 project team has conducted the first test flights of the solar-powered aircraft in Abu Dhabi ahead of its planned round-the-world flight in early March. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nasa to launch Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft in March http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-launch-magnetospheric-multiscale-spacecraft-march-4521286 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-launch-magnetospheric-multiscale-spacecraft-march-4521286 Nasa is preparing to launch quartet of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft on 12 March aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, US. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Honda Aircraft to install first HondaJet flight simulator in US http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newshonda-aircraft-first-hondajet-flight-simulator-us-4521662 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newshonda-aircraft-first-hondajet-flight-simulator-us-4521662 Honda Aircraft is installing the first HondaJet flight simulator in Greensboro, North Carolina, US. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT RMIT researchers develop technology for drones to communicate as pilots http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrmit-researchers-technology-drones-communicate-pilots-4522021 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrmit-researchers-technology-drones-communicate-pilots-4522021 Researchers from RMIT University have developed a new system, which allows drone to communicate with air traffic controllers. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Embraer E175 Commercial Jet http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/embraer-e175-commercial-jet/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/embraer-e175-commercial-jet/ E175 is part of the E-Jet family of commercial jets that is manufactured by Embraer. Commercial aircraft of the E-Jet family include the E170, E175, E190 and E195. The E175 aircraft is in service with 12 reputed passenger airlines. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Tekever demonstrates technology to control drones using brainwaves http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newstekever-technology-control-drones-brainwaves-4521104 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newstekever-technology-control-drones-brainwaves-4521104 Tekever has demonstrated new brain computer interface (BCI) technology, which can control a drone from the ground using human brainwaves. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Queensland university researchers develop unmanned aircraft self-landing technology http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsqueensland-university-unmanned-aircraft-self-landing-technology-4520799 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsqueensland-university-unmanned-aircraft-self-landing-technology-4520799 Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA) has developed an automated emergency landing system (AELS) that enable unmanned aircraft to land itself. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT SpaceX to launch SES-14 and SES-16 / GovSat satellites aboard Falcon 9 rocket http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspacex-ses-14-ses-16-govsat-satellites-falcon-9-rocket-4520968 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspacex-ses-14-ses-16-govsat-satellites-falcon-9-rocket-4520968 SpaceX has secured a contract from SES to launch SES-14 and SES-16 / GovSat aboard its Falcon 9 rocket in 2017. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Australian researchers create world’s first 3D-printed aircraft engines http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaustralian-researchers-worlds-first-3d-printed-aircraft-engines-4521160 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaustralian-researchers-worlds-first-3d-printed-aircraft-engines-4521160 Researchers from the Monash University, CSIRO and Deakin University in Australia have created two 3D-printed aircraft engines. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Flite-Wise project develops wireless sensor technology for aircraft monitoring http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsflite-wise-project-wireless-sensor-technology-aircraft-monitoring-4520003 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsflite-wise-project-wireless-sensor-technology-aircraft-monitoring-4520003 EU-backed Flite Instrumentation Test Wireless Sensor (FLITE-WISE) project has devised a new wireless sensor system to support continuous monitoring of aircraft. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Boeing to equip 777X aircraft with BAE Systems’ remote electronic units http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-777x-aircraft-bae-systems-remote-electronic-units-4519908 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-777x-aircraft-bae-systems-remote-electronic-units-4519908 Boeing selected BAE Systems' remote electronic units (REU) for its twin-aisle 777X aircraft. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Airbus plans to raise A320 aircraft production to 50 a month by 2017 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-a320-aircraft-production-2017-4519565 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-a320-aircraft-production-2017-4519565 Airbus is reportedly planning to increase production of its narrow-body twin-engine A320 aircraft to 50 a month within two years from the current rate of 42. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sentinel-2A earth observation satellite prepares for lift-off in June http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssentinel-2a-earth-observation-satellite-june-4519846 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssentinel-2a-earth-observation-satellite-june-4519846 The European Space Agency's (ESA) Sentinel-2A earth observation satellite has completed testing and is preparing for launch on 12 June aboard a Vega rocket from Kourou space centre in French Guiana. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Whitcraft selected to provide next-generation PurePower GTF engine parts and assemblies http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newswhitcraft-next-generation-purepower-gtf-engine-parts-assemblies-4518642 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newswhitcraft-next-generation-purepower-gtf-engine-parts-assemblies-4518642 US-based Whitcraft has secured a $234m contract from Pratt & Whitney to supply parts and assemblies for the next-generation PurePower geared turbofan (GTF) engine family. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Dubai Aerospace Enterprise looks to sell StandardAero aviation unit for $1.8bn http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsdubai-aerospace-enterprise-looks-sell-standardaero-aviation-unit-18bn-4518882 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsdubai-aerospace-enterprise-looks-sell-standardaero-aviation-unit-18bn-4518882 Aircraft leasing firm Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is reportedly planning to sell its StandardAero aviation services unit for $1.8bn. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT COMAC plans to conduct C919 test flights http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newscomac-c919-test-flights-4518714 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newscomac-c919-test-flights-4518714 Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) is reportedly planning to commence test flights of C919 aircraft this year. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/boeing-787-10-dreamliner/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/boeing-787-10-dreamliner/ Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the latest and longest member in the Boeing 787 family of commercial aircraft, was officially launched at the 2013 Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, in June 2013. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Allegiant Travel to buy six Airbus A319 from Cebu Pacific http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsallegiant-travel-six-airbus-a319-cebu-pacific-4518934 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsallegiant-travel-six-airbus-a319-cebu-pacific-4518934 Allegiant Travel Company has signed a deal with Philippines-based carrier Cebu Pacific to buy six Airbus A319 aircraft. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT New Zealand and Australia ground Robinson R44 series helicopters over possible defects http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnew-zealand-australia-ground-robinson-r44-series-helicopters-possible-defects-4518015 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnew-zealand-australia-ground-robinson-r44-series-helicopters-possible-defects-4518015 The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand and Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) have grounded all Robinson R44 series helicopters equipped with a (C016-7) Dash 7 main rotor blade (MRB) with immediate effect. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Jonal Laboratories to provide rubber-based components for Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsjonal-laboratories-components-pratt-whitney-aircraft-engines-4517724 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsjonal-laboratories-components-pratt-whitney-aircraft-engines-4517724 Pratt & Whitney has awarded a contract to Jonal Laboratories to provide non-metallic rubber-based elastomeric parts for its aircraft engines. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT