Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Aerospace Technology-Updates Enabling Aerospace Network Flexibility, Agility and Speed with IP/MPLS Alcatel-Lucent's IP/MPLS network solution is not just a plain IP/MPLS network. It is a service-aware converged IP/MPLS network, fully integrated with transport technology. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 08:32:00 GMT Sky Muster satellite to support rural broadband service in Australia Australia's National Broadband Network has successfully launched the communication satellite Sky Muster into orbit, which will provide high speed internet services to rural areas. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:00:00 GMT Garuda Indonesia opens narrow body hangar Indonesia's national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia's subsidiary Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) AeroAsia, has inaugurated the biggest narrow body hangar in the world, Hangar 4, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 23:00:00 GMT Unique Global Hub for Structural Ceramics Development is Officially Opened A state-of-the-art facility which is set to drive global developments in structural ceramic materials and technology has been officially opened by Morgan Advanced Materials. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:03:00 GMT XTI raises $10m to develop vertical takeoff plane TriFan 600 US-based XTI Aircraft Company has raised more than $10m through crowdfunding to develop a commercially certified vertical takeoff airplane TriFan 600. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Nasa extends ISS engineering support contract with Boeing Nasa has extended a contract with Boeing to continue providing key engineering support services, resources, and personnel to its space programme for a further five years. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed Martin's Space Fence Program completes design review American aerospace and defence company Lockheed Martin has successfully completed critical design review (CDR) of its Space Fence Programme, which is being developed to detect and track Earth orbiting objects. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT ESA Ariane 5 lifts two communication satellites to orbit The European Space Agency (ESA) has lifted two telecom satellites into their planned orbits from Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Devas wins $672m compensation from Isro's Antrix for cancelling satellite contract An international arbitration court has ordered Antrix, the commercial unit of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), to pay $672m in damages to Devas Multimedia for breaching a satellite contract four years ago. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Wheels Up raises $115m to lower cost of private flying Membership-based private aviation company Wheels Up has raised $115m increasing its total value to more than $500m. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Iran and Russia sign $21bn deal for purchasing satellite and aircraft equipment Iran has signed a deal with Russia to buy satellite and aircraft equipment worth $21bn. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Himawari-8 satellite images to revolutionise weather forecasting in Australia Japanese satellite Himawari-8 has started providing detailed, colour images of Australia at a higher resolution than before, which will be used to accurately predict severe weather events. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT ONE Light Sport Aircraft ONE is a safe, affordable and efficient light sport aircraft (LSA) designed and developed by ONE Pro. The aircraft can be used by flight training schools, couples, pilots and retired pilots. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Nasa finds evidence of liquid water flow on Mars US space agency Nasa confirmed that it has found strong evidence of flowing of liquid water on Mars, suggesting the possibility of life on the planet. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Virgin Galactic successfully tests NewtonThree engine American spaceflight company Virgin Galactic has successfully tested the Newton Three main stage engine to be used on its small satellite launch vehicle LauncherOne. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Isro launches India's first astronomical observatory satellite, ASTROSAT Isro has successfully launched India's first space-based astronomical observatory satellite into Earth's orbit from its initial launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT AeroProfessional study reveals need to address airline pilot shortage A recent study by worldwide aviation personnel specialist AeroProfessional has revealed that airlines need to create a talent pipeline to manage shortages, as the industry will require an extra half a million commercial pilots in the next 20 years. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Airbus starts assembly of first A350-1000 German subcontractor Premium Aerotec has delivered the complete front fuselage section for the first A350-1000 in Hamburg, where it will be fitted to the Beluga aircraft before being flown to Saint-Nazaire. Sun, 27 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Liebherr-Aerospace to supply high-lift actuators to Boeing 777X Switzerland based aviation industry supplier group Liebherr-Aerospace has received a contract from Boeing Commercial Airplanes to supply high-lift actuators to its 777X. Sun, 27 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed gains approval for $9bn Sikorsky acquisition US authorities have approved Lockheed Martin's acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies for $9bn cash. Sun, 27 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT