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 Bell Helicopter completes maiden flight of Bell 525 Relentless helicopter http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbell-helicopter-completes-maiden-flight-of-bell-525-relentless-helicopter-4614440 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbell-helicopter-completes-maiden-flight-of-bell-525-relentless-helicopter-4614440 Bell Helicopter has completed the first flight of its super-medium Bell 525 Relentless helicopter at its aircraft assembly centre in Amarillo, Texas, US. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Rocket Lab to build orbital launch site in New Zealand http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrocket-lab-to-build-orbital-launch-site-in-new-zealand-4614276 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrocket-lab-to-build-orbital-launch-site-in-new-zealand-4614276 Rocket Lab has unveiled plans to build an orbital launch site on Kaitorete Spit in the Canterbury region of South Island, New Zealand. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Fraunhofer researchers in Germany developing space debris surveillance system http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsfraunhofer-researchers-in-germany-developing-space-debris-surveillance-system-4614548 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsfraunhofer-researchers-in-germany-developing-space-debris-surveillance-system-4614548 Researchers from Fraunhofer Society of Germany are developing a space surveillance system that will help tackle potential collisions of satellites and spacecraft with space debris in low-Earth orbit. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Nasa’s Mars landing aircraft prepares to take first flight http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasas-mars-landing-aircraft-prepares-to-take-first-flight-4614611 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasas-mars-landing-aircraft-prepares-to-take-first-flight-4614611 Nasa is preparing to conduct the first flight of its preliminary research aerodynamic design to land on Mars (Prandtl-m) flying wing aircraft later this year. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Building a Mission-Critical Communications Network http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/communications/mission-critical-communications-network/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/communications/mission-critical-communications-network/ Extensive deployment of video surveillance places heavy demands on network resources. The mission-critical network must therefore be able to support the high-bandwidth required by video traffic efficiently, with multiple stringent QoS levels. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:43:00 GMT EMTEQ-Avionics Installation Kits and Aircraft Components and Cables http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/manufacturing/emteq-avionics/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/manufacturing/emteq-avionics/ EMTEQ is a provider of avionics installation kit design and certification in addition to offering manufacturing and assembly and testing expertise. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:50:00 GMT Embraer to join Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator programme http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsembraer-to-join-boeings-ecodemonstrator-programme-4613264 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsembraer-to-join-boeings-ecodemonstrator-programme-4613264 Boeing and Embraer have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to test environmentally friendly technologies for aviation through the ecoDemonstrator programme. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Canadian transport body recommends child safety systems on aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newscanadian-transport-body-recommends-child-safety-systems-on-aircraft-4613212 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newscanadian-transport-body-recommends-child-safety-systems-on-aircraft-4613212 The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada has recommended specially designed restraint systems for infants and young children travelling on commercial aircraft. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT China Aviation Supplies places $11bn A330 order with Airbus http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newschina-aviation-supplies-places-11bn-a330-order-with-airbus-4613542 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newschina-aviation-supplies-places-11bn-a330-order-with-airbus-4613542 China Aviation Supplies Holding (CAS) has placed $11bn order with Airbus for 45 A330 family aircraft, with an option for 30 additional A330 airliners. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT EASA approves Aspen Avionics’ flight display system for Bell / Agusta 206 helicopters http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newseasa-approves-aspen-avionics-flight-display-system-for-bell-agusta-206-helicopters-4613101 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newseasa-approves-aspen-avionics-flight-display-system-for-bell-agusta-206-helicopters-4613101 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved Aspen Avionics' EFD1000H primary flight display (PFD) for installation on Bell and Bell / Agusta 206 helicopters. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT TFC-Technical Fastener Components http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/bearings/tfc-offshore/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/bearings/tfc-offshore/ TFC is one of the leading technical fastener suppliers in Europe, supplying more than 3,000 customers and employing more than 100 people. Working out of a national and European network of logistic service centres, TFC is also able to support global c… Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:28:00 GMT Using Air-to-Ground LTE for In-Flight Ultra-Broadband http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/communications/in-flight-ultra-broadband/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/communications/in-flight-ultra-broadband/ This paper covers both the business and technical considerations for ultra-broadband connectivity in continental aircraft fleets, and the benefits of a terrestrial cellular network approach based on 4G LTE. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:23:00 GMT Saint Louis University to buy Cirrus SR20 trainer aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssaint-louis-university-to-buy-cirrus-sr20-trainer-aircraft-4612291 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssaint-louis-university-to-buy-cirrus-sr20-trainer-aircraft-4612291 Saint Louis University has selected Cirrus Aircraft to provide SR20 trainer aircraft for its pilot training programme. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Africair to buy Bell 525 and 407 GXP helicopters http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsafricair-to-buy-bell-525-and-407-gxp-helicopters-4612499 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsafricair-to-buy-bell-525-and-407-gxp-helicopters-4612499 Africair has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Bell Helicopter to purchase two Bell 525s and placed an order for a 407 GXP helicopter. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Airbus delivers technology package payload for ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-delivers-technology-package-payload-for-esas-lisa-pathfinder-mission-4612155 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-delivers-technology-package-payload-for-esas-lisa-pathfinder-mission-4612155 Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the technology package payload to the European Space Agency's (ESA) LISA Pathfinder scientific mission. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Kennon creating raft and inflation system for Nasa space crews http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newskennon-creating-raft-and-inflation-system-for-nasa-space-crews-4612259 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newskennon-creating-raft-and-inflation-system-for-nasa-space-crews-4612259 US-based Kennon is developing a lightweight, compact raft and inflation system for space mission crews, after securing a Nasa grant under its small business innovation research (SBIR) programme. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Solar Impulse 2 takes-off on record flight across the Pacific Ocean http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssolar-impulse-2-takes-off-on-record-flight-across-the-pacific-ocean-4611507 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssolar-impulse-2-takes-off-on-record-flight-across-the-pacific-ocean-4611507 The Solar Impulse 2 project team has started stage eight of the solar-powered aircraft trip from Nagoya Airfield in Japan to Hawaii, as part of its round-the-world flight. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT SpaceX’s Falcon 9 supplying ISS explodes after launch http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspacexs-falcon-9-supplying-iss-explodes-after-launch-4611222 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspacexs-falcon-9-supplying-iss-explodes-after-launch-4611222 An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket intended to carry cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) exploded around two minutes after lift-off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT China launches Gaofen-8 Earth observation satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newschina-launches-gaofen-8-earth-observation-satellite-4611282 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newschina-launches-gaofen-8-earth-observation-satellite-4611282 China has launched Gaofen-8 Earth observation satellite from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the Shanxi province. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed Martin receives first instrument of Nasa’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-receives-first-instrument-of-nasas-osiris-rex-spacecraft-4611548 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-receives-first-instrument-of-nasas-osiris-rex-spacecraft-4611548 Lockheed Martin has received the first of five instruments for Nasa's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex) spacecraft. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT