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 Aviation Graphix Opens New Facility in Austria http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/interiors/aviation-graphix/pressaviation-graphix-opens-new-facility-in-austria.html http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/interiors/aviation-graphix/pressaviation-graphix-opens-new-facility-in-austria.html Aviation Graphix is delighted to announce the opening of its new European-based facility. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:17:00 GMT SES selects Arianespace to launch SES-12 communications satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsses-selects-arianespace-to-launch-ses-12-communications-satellite-4495657 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsses-selects-arianespace-to-launch-ses-12-communications-satellite-4495657 Luxembourg-based commercial satellite operator SES has selected Arianespace to launch its first all-electric communications satellite, SES-12. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Horizon Air to buy two Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newshorizon-air-to-buy-two-bombardier-q400-nextgen-aircraft-4496032 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newshorizon-air-to-buy-two-bombardier-q400-nextgen-aircraft-4496032 Horizon Air Industries, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, has signed a deal to purchase two Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nasa and ATK prepare for static-fire test of SLS booster qualification motor http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-atk-prepare-static-fire-test-sls-booster-qualification-motor-4495728 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-atk-prepare-static-fire-test-sls-booster-qualification-motor-4495728 Nasa and ATK have installed the first Space Launch System (SLS) booster qualification motor, QM-1, in a test stand in Utah in preparations for its static-fire test in March. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Inmarsat prepares to launch Inmarsat-5 F2 in February http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsinmarsat-prepares-launch-inmarsat-5-f2-february-4496068 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsinmarsat-prepares-launch-inmarsat-5-f2-february-4496068 UK satellite telecommunications firm Inmarsat is preparing to launch its Inmarsat-5 F2 (I-5 F2) satellite on 1 February. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT International Airfinance signs deal to buy Airbus A330-200 aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsinternational-airfinance-signs-deal-buy-airbus-a330-200-aircraft-4494979 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsinternational-airfinance-signs-deal-buy-airbus-a330-200-aircraft-4494979 Dubai-based International Airfinance (IAFC) has signed a deal with Airbus to buy five wide-body A330-200 aircraft, with an option to purchase another four. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT MTU Maintenance gets €200m engine overhaul contract from Japan’s Solaseed Air http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsmtu-maintenance-gets-200m-engine-overhaul-contract-japan-solaseed-air-4494874 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsmtu-maintenance-gets-200m-engine-overhaul-contract-japan-solaseed-air-4494874 Engine MRO service provider MTU Maintenance has secured a €200m contract from Japanese low-cost carrier Solaseed Air to provide maintenance services for its 24 CFM56-7B and 7BE engines on Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Australia seeks proposals for potential recovery of Flight MH370 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-seeks-proposals-potential-recovery-flight-mh370-4494726 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-seeks-proposals-potential-recovery-flight-mh370-4494726 The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is seeking proposals from organisations to prepare for potential recovery of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nasa and Microsoft develop tool for virtual exploration on Mars http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-and-microsoft-develop-tool-for-virtual-exploration-on-mars-4494820 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-and-microsoft-develop-tool-for-virtual-exploration-on-mars-4494820 Nasa has partnered with tech giant Microsoft to develop a new software, OnSight, to work virtually on Mars with the Curiosity rover. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Boeing to build CMMB Vision’s mobile multimedia services satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-build-cmmb-visions-mobile-multimedia-services-satellite-4493729 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-build-cmmb-visions-mobile-multimedia-services-satellite-4493729 Boeing Satellite Systems International has been selected by New York Broadband (NYBB) to build a L-band satellite. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Solar Impulse 2 prepares to take first global flight http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssolar-impulse-2-prepares-to-take-first-global-flight-4493689 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssolar-impulse-2-prepares-to-take-first-global-flight-4493689 Solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 is preparing to take a flight of 35,000km in its first attempt from Abu Dhabi in late February or early March. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT United Airlines looks to change ten Boeing 787 ordered for 777-300ERs http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsunited-airlines-looks-to-swap-ten-boeing-787-order-with-777-300er-4493442 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsunited-airlines-looks-to-swap-ten-boeing-787-order-with-777-300er-4493442 United Airlines (UAL) is reportedly planning to swap at least ten of its ordered 787 Dreamliners for the 777-300ER aircraft. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT AeroMobil 3.0 Flying Car http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/aeromobil-30-flying-car/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/aeromobil-30-flying-car/ The AeroMobil 3.0 Flying Car prototype was unveiled at the Pioneers festival in Vienna, Austria, in October 2014. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT SpaceX raises $1bn to fund space and satellite technologies http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspacex-raises-1bn-fund-space-satellite-technologies-4493555 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspacex-raises-1bn-fund-space-satellite-technologies-4493555 Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has raised $1bn through a financing round with Google and Fidelity Investments. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Preliminary investigation suggests no terrorism link to AirAsia flight crash http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newspreliminary-investigation-suggests-terrorism-link-airasia-flight-crash-4492464 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newspreliminary-investigation-suggests-terrorism-link-airasia-flight-crash-4492464 Indonesian air safety investigators have said that data from the black box flight recorders of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 has shown no evidence that the aircraft was brought down by terrorists. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Boeing and University of Washington open research lab in Seattle http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-university-washington-open-research-lab-seattle-4492608 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-university-washington-open-research-lab-seattle-4492608 Boeing and University of Washington (UW) have opened a new research centre in the US to focus on aircraft and spacecraft assembly and manufacturing technologies. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT GKN Aerospace to supply components for Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgkn-aerospace-supply-components-rolls-royce-trent-1000-engine-4492252 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgkn-aerospace-supply-components-rolls-royce-trent-1000-engine-4492252 Rolls-Royce has awarded a $200m contract to GKN Aerospace to supply components for the Trent 1000 engine. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nasa to use Isaac robot to produce composite structures for aerospace vehicles http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-isaac-robot-produce-composite-structures-aerospace-vehicles-4492337 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-isaac-robot-produce-composite-structures-aerospace-vehicles-4492337 Nasa is preparing to use an integrated structural assembly of advanced composites (Isaac) robot to produce composite structures and materials for aerospace vehicles. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Air Europa finalises $3.6bn Boeing 787-9 order http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsair-europa-finalises-36bn-boeing-787-9-order-4490566 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsair-europa-finalises-36bn-boeing-787-9-order-4490566 Spanish airline Air Europa has finalised a $3.6bn order with Boeing to purchase 14 wide-body 787-9 Dreamliners. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Safran opens aircraft carbon brakes manufacturing plant in Malaysia http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssafran-opens-aircraft-carbon-brakes-manufacturing-plant-in-malaysia-4491320 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssafran-opens-aircraft-carbon-brakes-manufacturing-plant-in-malaysia-4491320 Safran has opened a new facility in Sendayan, Malaysia, to produce carbon brakes for commercial aircraft. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT