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 Northrop Grumman to build microwave sounder for JPSS-2 satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-grumman-build-microwave-sounder-jpss-2-satellite-4416007 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-grumman-build-microwave-sounder-jpss-2-satellite-4416007 Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems has secured a contract from Nasa to provide advanced technology microwave sounder (ATMS) instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) 2 mission. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 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 GKN Aerospace reveals innovative wing technology http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgkn-aerospace-reveals-innovative-wing-technology-4414658 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgkn-aerospace-reveals-innovative-wing-technology-4414658 GKN Aerospace and Airbus have partnered to develop an ultra-high performance, natural laminar flow (NLF) wing for the next-generation of low emission aircraft. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Russia’s Proton-M rocket launches Express-AM6 telecommunications satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrussias-proton-m-rocket-launches-express-am6-telecommunications-satellite-4414676 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrussias-proton-m-rocket-launches-express-am6-telecommunications-satellite-4414676 Russia's Proton-M rocket has successfully blasted-off with the Express-AM6 telecommunications satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Boeing and COMAC open demonstration plant for sustainable aviation biofuel http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-and-comac-open-demonstration-plant-for-sustainable-aviation-biofuel-4414668 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-and-comac-open-demonstration-plant-for-sustainable-aviation-biofuel-4414668 Boeing has partnered with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) to open a demonstration facility, to produce sustainable aviation biofuel from waste cooking oil in China. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Boeing begins 777X composite wing centre in US http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-breaks-ground-on-777x-composite-wing-centre-in-us-4414066 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-breaks-ground-on-777x-composite-wing-centre-in-us-4414066 Boeing has started construction on a new $1bn composite wing centre for twin-aisle 777X at its facility in Everett, Washington, US. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Rockwell Collins unveils ARINCDirect for business aviation http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-collins-unveils-arincdirect-business-aviation-4413757 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-collins-unveils-arincdirect-business-aviation-4413757 Avionics firm Rockwell Collins has revealed ARINCDirect, a new suite of flight support services for business aviation. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT GE Aviation to provide avionics and power systems for Gulfstream business jets http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsge-aviation-provide-avionics-power-systems-gulfstream-business-jets-4412886 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsge-aviation-provide-avionics-power-systems-gulfstream-business-jets-4412886 GE Aviation has secured a contract from Gulfstream Aerospace to provide avionics and power systems for the recently launched Gulfstream G500 and G600 business jets. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT PPG Aerospace Expands Sealants Capabilities at ASC in Germany http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/paints/ppg-aerospace/pressppg-aerospace-expands-sealants-capabilities-at-asc-in-germany.html http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/paints/ppg-aerospace/pressppg-aerospace-expands-sealants-capabilities-at-asc-in-germany.html PPG Industries has expanded the ability for its Central Europe application support centre in Hamburg, Germany, to package aerospace sealants for customers in Central and Eastern Europe. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:44:00 GMT Honeywell Aerospace to upgrade Primus Epic integrated flight deck http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newshoneywell-aerospace-to-upgrade-primus-epic-integrated-flight-deck-4412163 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newshoneywell-aerospace-to-upgrade-primus-epic-integrated-flight-deck-4412163 Honeywell Aerospace is planning to upgrade its Primus Epic integrated flight deck for business and commercial aircraft, to offer pilots better view of runways and taxiways in difficult environments. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Bombardier unveils Challenger 650 business jet http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-unveils-challenger-650-business-jet-4411180 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-unveils-challenger-650-business-jet-4411180 Bombardier has unveiled its Challenger 650 aircraft, the latest addition to its business jets portfolio. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Airbus unveils wide-body VIP cabin-concept http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-unveils-wide-body-vip-cabin-concept-4412055 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-unveils-wide-body-vip-cabin-concept-4412055 Airbus has revealed a new wide-body cabin concept, which features a VIP section at the front of the cabin and airline-style seating at the rear. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Nasa looks to use soft-landing technology for future space missions http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-looks-use-soft-landing-technology-future-space-missions-4410527 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-looks-use-soft-landing-technology-future-space-missions-4410527 Nasa plans to use SpaceX's propulsive soft-landing technology on the first stage of Falcon 9 rocket, to facilitate its future missions to Mars. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Airbus to scale-down A330 aircraft production http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-scale-down-a330-aircraft-production-4410649 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-scale-down-a330-aircraft-production-4410649 Airbus is planning to reduce production rate of its A330 aircraft to nine per month from the current rate of ten. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Argentina puts its first geostationary communications satellite in orbit http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsargentina-puts-first-geostationary-communications-satellite-orbit-4410319 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsargentina-puts-first-geostationary-communications-satellite-orbit-4410319 Argentina has launched its first geostationary communications satellite from the spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Avicopter AC313 Helicopter http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/avicopter-ac313-helicopter/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/avicopter-ac313-helicopter/ AC313 helicopter, the biggest civilian helicopter in China, is produced by Avicopter, which is part of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT EASA clears Airbus’s A350 XWB to fly up to 370 minutes with single engine http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newseasa-clears-airbus-a350-xwb-to-fly-up-to-370-minute-with-single-engine-4408835 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newseasa-clears-airbus-a350-xwb-to-fly-up-to-370-minute-with-single-engine-4408835 Airbus has received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to fly its A350 XWB more than six hours on one engine should the other fail, allowing airlines to operate the aircraft on any route. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT ISDLA-1 (Intesat-30) Communication Satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/isdla-1-satellite/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/isdla-1-satellite/ ISDLA-1, also known as Intesat-30, is a communication satellite launched into the geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) on 16 October 2014. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Mitsubishi Aircraft set to unveil Japan’s first passenger jet http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsmitsubishi-aircraft-set-to-unveil-japans-first-passenger-jet-4408890 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsmitsubishi-aircraft-set-to-unveil-japans-first-passenger-jet-4408890 Mitsubishi Aircraft is to unveil its first Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) in Nagoya after years of delays. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT SSL delivers DIRECTV 14 satellite to be launched aboard Ariane 5 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsssl-delivers-directv-14-satellite-to-be-launched-aboard-ariane-5-4409041 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsssl-delivers-directv-14-satellite-to-be-launched-aboard-ariane-5-4409041 Commercial satellite provider Space Systems/Loral (SSL) has delivered DIRECTV 14 satellite constructed for US-based DIRECTV. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT