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 Nasa's Orion exploration capsule completes final assembly and testing http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasas-orion-exploration-capsule-completes-final-assembly-and-testing-4424291 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasas-orion-exploration-capsule-completes-final-assembly-and-testing-4424291 Nasa's Orion exploration capsule has completed final assembly and testing at Nasa’s Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT AeroMobil unveils multi-modal prototype AeroMobil 3.0 flying car http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaeromobil-unveils-multi-modal-prototype-aeromobil-30-flying-car-4423827 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaeromobil-unveils-multi-modal-prototype-aeromobil-30-flying-car-4423827 Slovakian firm AeroMobil has unveiled its advanced multi-modal prototype flying roadster, AeroMobil 3.0. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Bombardier scraps plan for aircraft joint venture in Russia http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-scraps-plan-aircraft-joint-venture-russia-4424134 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-scraps-plan-aircraft-joint-venture-russia-4424134 Bombardier has shelved plans to form a joint venture in Russia with state-owned industrial and defence firm Rostec, to manufacture its Q400 turboprop airliners. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Triumph to build wing components for Gulfstream G500 and G600 business jets http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newstriumph-build-wing-components-gulfstream-g500-g600-business-jets-4422588 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newstriumph-build-wing-components-gulfstream-g500-g600-business-jets-4422588 Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division has secured a $250m contract from Gulfstream Aerospace to provide wing structural components for the recently launched G500 and G600 business jets. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Insitu reveals ScanEagle 2 unmanned aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsinsitu-reveals-scaneagle-2-unmanned-aircraft-4422394 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsinsitu-reveals-scaneagle-2-unmanned-aircraft-4422394 US unmanned aerial vehicles producer Insitu has unveiled ScanEagle 2, the next-generation of its ScanEagle platform. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT SES's Astra 2G satellite reaches Baikonur Cosmodrome ahead of launch http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsses-astra-2g-satellite-reaches-baikonur-cosmodrome-ahead-launch-4422644 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsses-astra-2g-satellite-reaches-baikonur-cosmodrome-ahead-launch-4422644 SES's telecommunications satellite Astra 2G has been delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in preparation for launch next month. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Columbia Metals Launches New Global Website http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/metals/columbia-metals-ltd/presscolumbia-new-global-website.html http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/metals/columbia-metals-ltd/presscolumbia-new-global-website.html Columbia Metals is delighted to unveil its new company website. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Orbital’s Antares rocket explodes on launch to ISS http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsorbitals-antares-rocket-explodes-launch-iss-4420993 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsorbitals-antares-rocket-explodes-launch-iss-4420993 The Orbital Sciences-built Antares has exploded during its mission to the International Space Station (ISS) due to a ‘catastrophic’ failure in the vehicle. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Aerion AS2 Supersonic Business Jet http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/aerion-as2-supersonic-business-jet/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/aerion-as2-supersonic-business-jet/ Aerion AS2 is the first business jet in the family of Supersonic Business Jets (SBJ), designed and manufactured by Aerion Corporation, an aeronautical engineering company headquartered in Reno, Nevada, US. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT ESA selected to manage Copernicus ‘space component’ until 2021 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsesa-selected-to-manage-copernicus-space-component-until-2021-4421041 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsesa-selected-to-manage-copernicus-space-component-until-2021-4421041 The European Commission has selected the European Space Agency (ESA) to manage the operations of Copernicus ‘space component’ until 2021. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Garmin releases GDL 84 automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast solution for aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgarmin-releases-gdl-84-automatic-dependent-surveillance-broadcast-solution-for-aircraft-4420727 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgarmin-releases-gdl-84-automatic-dependent-surveillance-broadcast-solution-for-aircraft-4420727 Garmin International has released GDL 84 automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) solution for aircraft operators. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Oerlikon Continues its Strong Performance http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/paints/oerlikon-metco2/press-oerlikon-continues-its-strong-performance.html http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/paints/oerlikon-metco2/press-oerlikon-continues-its-strong-performance.html Highlights of Oerlikon's recent performance include: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:15:00 GMT Es’hailSat selects SES TechCom for services on teleport facility in Qatar http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newseshailsat-selects-ses-techcom-for-services-on-teleport-facility-in-qatar-4419568 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newseshailsat-selects-ses-techcom-for-services-on-teleport-facility-in-qatar-4419568 Qatar satellite firm Es’hailSat has selected SES TechCom, a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, to provide consultancy services on its proposed development of teleport facility. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Melbourne researchers to develop bird inspired anti-turbulence technology for aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsmelbourne-researchers-develop-bird-inspired-anti-turbulence-technology-aircraft-4419116 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsmelbourne-researchers-develop-bird-inspired-anti-turbulence-technology-aircraft-4419116 Scientists at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, are developing a new system claimed to reduce turbulence on flights. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT UK’s Centre for Process Innovation reveals windowless aircraft concept http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsuks-centre-for-process-innovation-reveals-windowless-aircraft-concept-4419290 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsuks-centre-for-process-innovation-reveals-windowless-aircraft-concept-4419290 UK-based Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has come up with a windowless aircraft concept, which will replace windows with ultra-thin smartscreen panels. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT ExxonMobil and Pratt & Whitney to test synthetic jet engine oil http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsexxonmobil-pratt-whitney-test-synthetic-jet-engine-oil-purepower-engines-4417792 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsexxonmobil-pratt-whitney-test-synthetic-jet-engine-oil-purepower-engines-4417792 ExxonMobil and Pratt & Whitney have partnered to test synthetic jet engine oil Mobil Jet Oil 387 on PurePower engine variants. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce and Hispano-Suiza to create JV for civil aircraft engine components http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-hispano-suiza-create-jv-civil-aircraft-engine-components-4417633 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-hispano-suiza-create-jv-civil-aircraft-engine-components-4417633 Rolls-Royce and Hispano-Suiza (Safran) have agreed to form a joint venture, to produce accessory drive train transmissions (ADT) for civil aircraft engines. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nasa seeks partners to develop ultra-lightweight materials for future space missions http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-seeks-partners-to-develop-ultra-lightweight-materials-for-future-space-missions-4417493 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-seeks-partners-to-develop-ultra-lightweight-materials-for-future-space-missions-4417493 Nasa is inviting proposals to develop and demonstrate scalable and cost-effective ultra-lightweight materials for use on future aerospace vehicles and structures. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Kunming Airlines to buy ten Boeing 737 aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newskunming-airlines-to-buy-ten-boeing-737-aircraft-4416127 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newskunming-airlines-to-buy-ten-boeing-737-aircraft-4416127 China-based Kunming Airlines has agreed to buy ten Boeing 737s, including four Next-Generation 737-700s and six 737 MAX aircraft. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Kuwait lessor Alafco plans to buy 15 aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newskuwait-lessor-alafco-plans-buy-15-aircraft-4416238 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newskuwait-lessor-alafco-plans-buy-15-aircraft-4416238 Aviation Lease & Finance (Alafco), a unit of Kuwait Finance House (KFH), is preparing to buy 15 new aircraft in the next two years with an investment of around $600m. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT