Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Aerospace Technology-Updates Atlas V rocket lifts-off research satellite to test in-space solar propulsion technology United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket has successfully lifted-off a Planetary Society's LightSail satellite onboard the US Air Force's X-37B space plane, to test in-space solar propulsion technology. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Airbus A320neo with Leap-1A engines takes its first flight Airbus has completed the maiden flight of its A320neo equipped with CFM International's Leap-1A engines in Toulouse, France. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT GKN Aerospace to build SkyView Window for Boeing Business Jets Fokker Services and GKN Aerospace have developed a new SkyView Window for converted Boeing Business Jets. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Gulfstream to equip G500 and G600 aircraft with Honeywell’s communication systems Gulfstream Aerospace has selected Honeywell's suite of satellite communication solutions for its new G500 and G600 aircraft. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Embraer gets $1.1bn order for E-Jets from Tianjin Airlines China's Tianjin Airlines has placed a $1.1bn firm order with Embraer for 20 E195 and two E190-E2 aircraft. Tue, 19 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Boeing adds split scimitar winglets on business jets Boeing has announced addition of split scimitar winglets as a standard feature to its new Boeing Business Jets (BBJ). Tue, 19 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Dassault conducts test flight of third Falcon 8X business jet Dassault Aviation has conducted the test flight of the third and final Falcon 8X aircraft, as part of flight test programme. Tue, 19 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Gulfstream G500 business jet makes first flight General Dynamics' subsidiary Gulfstream Aerospace has completed first flight of its G500 business jet. Tue, 19 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Exelis completes acceptance tests on Aireon’s aircraft surveillance ground system Exelis has completed acceptance tests on a ground system for Aireon's space-based automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast (ADS-B) technology. Mon, 18 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Nasa invites 3D-printed habitat designs for deep space missions Nasa has launched a competition to design and build a 3D-printed habitat that could be used on Mars or for other deep space exploration missions. Mon, 18 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Textron Aviation adds Rockwell Collins’ avionics to Beechcraft King Air turboprop aircraft Textron Aviation has integrated its new Beechcraft King Air 350i, 250 and C90GTx turboprop aircraft with Rockwell Collins' Pro Line Fusion flight deck. Mon, 18 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT France, Italy and Germany collaborate on drone project France, Italy and Germany have partnered to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), to reduce Europe’s dependency on the US and Israel for the technology. Mon, 18 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Moon Express’ MX-1 spacecraft to transport lunar laser ranging arrays Moon Express has signed a deal with Italy's National Laboratories of Frascati (INFN-LNF) and the University of Maryland of US, to carry new-generation lunar laser ranging arrays to the Moon. Sun, 17 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Proton-M rocket carrying MexSat-1 satellite crashes in Siberia A Proton-M rocket designed to launch Mexico's Centenario (MexSat-1) communications satellite has crashed over eastern Siberia. Sun, 17 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Airbus and University of Cincinnati use lasers to fortify aircraft components University of Cincinnati researchers have partnered with Airbus to develop metals that are more durable and less sensitive to corrosion, for aircraft components and structures. Sun, 17 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Northrop Grumman to build lighter-than-air vehicle to explore Venus Northrop Grumman is developing a lighter-than-air vehicle to explore Venus' environment and determine the origins of life on Earth. Sun, 17 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Bombardier to reduce business jet production risking 1,750 jobs Bombardier has confirmed plans to scale down production of Global 5000 and Global 6000 business jets, placing around 1,750 jobs at risk. Thu, 14 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Sierra Nevada to support Nasa’s JPSS-2 polar satellite mission Exelis Geospatial Systems has selected Sierra Nevada (SNC) to design and build the Azimuth Rotation Module (ARM) for Radiation Budget Instrument (RBI). Thu, 14 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Lufthansa Technik to deliver component support for Finnair A350 XWB fleet Lufthansa Technik has secured a contract with Finnair to provide component support for the airline's Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. Thu, 14 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT University of New Mexico develops SORTIE satellite to study ionosphere The University of New Mexico (UNM) is working on a new cube-shaped satellite to study the F-region of the ionosphere. Thu, 14 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT