Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the 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 Top ten aircraft with the longest wings http://www.aerospace-technology.com/features/featuretop-ten-aircraft-with-the-longest-wings-4448115/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/features/featuretop-ten-aircraft-with-the-longest-wings-4448115/ Aircraft like AN-225 Mriya and Airbus A380 have enormous wingspans, designed to achieve the most efficient lift at take-off. Aerospace-technology.com lists the ten aircraft with the world’s longest wings. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT CFM International gets engine maintenance contract from VietJet Air http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newscfm-international-gets-engine-maintenance-contract-from-vietjet-air-4451277 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newscfm-international-gets-engine-maintenance-contract-from-vietjet-air-4451277 Vietnam-based low-cost airline VietJet Air has awarded $300m engine maintenance contract to CFM International for its fleet of 21 Airbus A320ceo aircraft. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sukhoi receives vertical navigation certification for Sukhoi Superjet 100 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssukhoi-receives-vertical-navigation-certification-for-sukhoi-superjet-100-4451456 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssukhoi-receives-vertical-navigation-certification-for-sukhoi-superjet-100-4451456 Russian aircraft builder Sukhoi has received vertical navigation (VNAV) certification for its Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) from the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT GE Aviation and Turbocoating to produce coatings for aircraft engine components http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsge-aviation-and-turbocoating-to-produce-coatings-for-aircraft-engine-components-4451581 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsge-aviation-and-turbocoating-to-produce-coatings-for-aircraft-engine-components-4451581 GE Aviation has formed a joint venture (JV) with Italian firm Turbocoating, to produce thermal barrier coatings for ceramic matrix composite components used in aircraft engines. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Garmin expands G950 flight deck solutions for Metroliner and Twin Otter aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgarmin-expands-g950-flight-deck-solutions-for-metroliner-and-twin-otter-aircraft-4450103 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgarmin-expands-g950-flight-deck-solutions-for-metroliner-and-twin-otter-aircraft-4450103 Garmin International has received supplemental type certificate approval to equip its G950 Integrated Flight Deck on Metroliner and Twin Otter aircraft. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Safran and Albany International inaugurate engine component plant in France http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssafran-albany-international-inaugurate-engine-component-plant-france-4450019 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssafran-albany-international-inaugurate-engine-component-plant-france-4450019 Safran and Albany International have opened a carbon-composite components facility in eastern France. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Boeing commences final assembly of first 787-9 Dreamliner at South Carolina plant http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-commences-final-assembly-of-first-787-9-dreamliner-at-south-carolina-plant-4450144 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-commences-final-assembly-of-first-787-9-dreamliner-at-south-carolina-plant-4450144 Final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner has commenced at Boeing’s facility in South Carolina, US, integrating large fuselage sections of the super-efficient jetliner. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Assembly on first Ariane 5 for 2015 begins at French Guiana spaceport http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsassembly-first-ariane-5-2015-begins-french-guiana-spaceport-4448671 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsassembly-first-ariane-5-2015-begins-french-guiana-spaceport-4448671 Assembly of the first Ariane 5 rocket has started at the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana and is scheduled for launch in 2015. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Bell Helicopter extends core components contract with Kaman Aerosystems http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbell-helicopter-extends-core-components-contract-kaman-aerosystems-4448694 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbell-helicopter-extends-core-components-contract-kaman-aerosystems-4448694 Bell Helicopter has extended its existing contract with Kaman Aerosystems, to produce skin and skin-to-core components for Bell's commercial helicopters. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus to fund aircraft wing technologies at UK plant http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-invest-aircraft-wing-technologies-uk-plant-4448555 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-invest-aircraft-wing-technologies-uk-plant-4448555 Airbus is to invest £48m in its manufacturing facility in Broughton, North Wales, UK, to develop new systems and technologies for aircraft wings. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus gets $14bn order for 50 wide-body aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-gets-14bn-order-50-wide-body-aircraft-4447078 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-gets-14bn-order-50-wide-body-aircraft-4447078 Delta Air Lines has confirmed a $14bn order with Airbus for 25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo airliners. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Orbital Sciences to manage launch of Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsorbital-sciences-to-manage-launch-of-ionospheric-connection-explorer-satellite-4447214 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsorbital-sciences-to-manage-launch-of-ionospheric-connection-explorer-satellite-4447214 Orbital Sciences has secured a $56.3m contract from Nasa to provide launch services for the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) programme. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Zero-gravity coffee machine set for launch to ISS http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newszero-gravity-coffee-machine-set-for-launch-to-iss-4447257 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newszero-gravity-coffee-machine-set-for-launch-to-iss-4447257 Astronauts about to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on-board the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft be taking a new zero-gravity coffee machine with them. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT US universities to develop technologies for Nasa’s future exploration missions http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsus-universities-develop-technologies-nasa-future-exploration-missions-4445719 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsus-universities-develop-technologies-nasa-future-exploration-missions-4445719 Nasa has awarded early stage innovation grants to 11 universities to work on technologies that will help the agency on future science and human exploration missions. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Gulfstream Aerospace selects Esterline‘s flight deck solutions for G500 and G600 aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgulfstream-aerospace-selects-esterlines-flight-deck-solutions-g500-g600-aircraft-4445886 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgulfstream-aerospace-selects-esterlines-flight-deck-solutions-g500-g600-aircraft-4445886 Gulfstream Aerospace has selected Esterline to provide its flight deck solutions for the recently launched G500 and G600 business jets. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) 1C Satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/indian-regional-navigation-satellite-system-irnss-1-c-satellite/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/indian-regional-navigation-satellite-system-irnss-1-c-satellite/ IRNSS-1C is a navigation satellite designed, developed and launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in October 2014. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT GKN Aerospace and partners to develop futuristic wing technologies http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgkn-aerospace-partners-develop-futuristic-wing-technologies-4445747 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgkn-aerospace-partners-develop-futuristic-wing-technologies-4445747 GKN Aerospace has announced it will work with a group of 13 partners to develop futuristic wing technologies. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus Defence and Space to build service module for Orion capsule http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-defence-and-space-to-build-service-module-for-orion-capsule-4444316 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-defence-and-space-to-build-service-module-for-orion-capsule-4444316 The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus Defence and Space as the prime contractor for service module on US space capsule, Orion. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus to build five Beluga transport aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-build-five-beluga-transport-aircraft-4443272 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-build-five-beluga-transport-aircraft-4443272 Airbus has announced plans to develop five new Beluga transport aircraft, to transport large aircraft components. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT NTSB upheld FAA's authority to regulate use of drones http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsntsb-upheld-faas-authority-to-regulate-use-of-drones-4444376 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsntsb-upheld-faas-authority-to-regulate-use-of-drones-4444376 The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has upheld the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) authority to regulate commercial use of unmanned air vehicles (UAV) in national airspace. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT