Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Aerospace Technology-Updates High-Performance Six-Axis Motion Controller Aerotech's high-performance six-axis motion controller is suitable for controlling many robotics systems such as hexapods. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:19:00 GMT Nasa tests new 3D-printed rocket engine igniter prototype An engineering team at Nasa's Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama, US, has tested the prototype of its first 3D-printed rocket engine part, which comprises copper alloy and Inconel. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT China’s COMAC wins 130 new orders for C919 aircraft Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has signed new deals with four China-based aircraft leasing firms to provide 130 of its C919 passenger aircraft. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT British Airways teams up with Velocys to design waste-to-jet-fuel plant in UK British Airways has collaborated with renewable fuels company Velocys to design a series of plants that can convert household waste into renewable jet fuel. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT A*Star partners with companies to develop new manufacturing technologies Singapore’s Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 13 companies, including Rolls-Royce, to develop innovative technologies for the industrial sector. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Spaceflight Industries and Space Alliance to jointly develop satellite constellation US-based Spaceflight Industries has entered an agreement with Space Alliance, established by Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, to accelerate the development of its Blacksky satellite constellation. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT FAA works with UAV operators to support hurricane recovery efforts in US The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has worked with local unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone operators in Florida to accelerate the response and recovery efforts in Sunshine State, which is ravaged by the aftermath of hurricane Irma. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT EC 4-Pole Motors for Moon Rovers During the nine-month development of Andy, the rover designed for cave hunting on the moon, the developers and students at Pittsburgh University focused on building a rover that is economical and practical, using standard components wherever possible… Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:45:00 GMT Visit HSH Aerospace Finishes at the Aircraft Interiors Expo HSH Aerospace Finishes will be showcasing its latest waterborne coatings systems for aircraft cabin interiors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:24:00 GMT P&W commissions new PurePower GTF engine fan blade manufacturing facility US-based aircraft engine maker Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has commissioned a new fan blade manufacturing facility at the company’s AutoAir plant site in Lansing, Michigan. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT ISRO plans to resume satellites launch by this December The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to resume launching satellites by December, after failing to launch its new navigational satellite last month. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Arianespace to launch four satellites of Galileo constellation Arianespace has been selected to launch four new satellites that will be part of Europe’s Galileo satellite-based navigation system. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Racer High-Speed Demonstrator The Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft (Racer) is a high-speed demonstrator being developed by Airbus Helicopters. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Lufthansa Technik to provide component support for NEOS’ Boeing 787 fleet Lufthansa Technik has secured a contract from Italian airline NEOS to provide comprehensive component support for the carrier’s new fleet of three Boeing 787 aircraft. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Boeing, Airbus, Nasa Boeing has secured a contract from Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES to design and build seven medium Earth orbit (MEO) satellites, which will be part of the O3b mPOWER platform. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT EPFL develops new origami-inspired delivery drone A research team from Switzerland-based École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has developed a new drone using an origami-inspired design. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Starspeed, LS Holdings UK-based helicopter management, charter and training company Starspeed has been acquired by Luxaviation Helicopters. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Cathay Pacific orders 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft Hong-Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways has finalised an order with Airbus to purchase 32 A321neo single-aisle aircraft. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Bombardier forecasts strong opportunities for 60-150 seater aircraft Bombardier has predicted that the 60-150 seat aircraft segment will encourage future growth in the commercial aircraft sector. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT SSL receives new Nasa funding for Dragonfly on-orbit satellite assembly programme Space Systems Loral (SSL) has secured the next phase of funding from Nasa to continue the development of its Dragonfly on-orbit satellite assembly project. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT