Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Aerospace Technology-Updates UK consortium to develop imaging technology to produce carbon composite aircraft A consortium-led by British defence technology firm QinetiQ is working on new imaging technology, to design and manufacture current and future generations of carbon composite aircrafts. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Aerojet Rocketdyne’s electric propulsion system selected for Europe’s Neosat mission Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space have awarded a contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne to develop an electronic controller for the XR-5 Hall Thruster for the Neosat mission. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Malaysia declares MH370 disappearance as an accident The Malaysian Government has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as an accident, which is in one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Space agencies from France and China collaborate on ocean-observing satellite programme The Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES) of France and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) have partnered to develop a China-France oceanography satellite (CFOSAT). Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Legacy Building Solutions Announces New Webinar Legacy Building Solutions has announced a new complimentary webinar, focusing on building for high-corrosive environments. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:53:00 GMT Southwest Airlines to equip Boeing 737s with McMurdo’s emergency locator transmitters Southwest Airlines has selected McMurdo's emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) for its fleet of 636 Boeing 737 aircrafts. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Piper Aircraft launches single-engine Meridian M500 business jet Piper Aircraft has launched the M-Class single-engine Meridian M500 business aircraft. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT VSE acquires Killick Aerospace’s aircraft MRO and engine components businesses US-based technical services company VSE has completed its acquisition of Killick Aerospace's four business units. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Safran opens research and technology centre in France Safran has inaugurated a research and technology centre in Saclay, Paris, France, to focus on electric aircraft, new aircraft propulsion architectures and information and communications technologies. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT PPG Develops Flexible Nozzles for Aerospace Sealant Applications PPG Industries has developed flexible nozzles that are easily shaped by hand at room temperature for use with cartridges to apply aerospace sealants. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:25:00 GMT AVIC Aircraft selects Parker Aerospace’s flight controls and hydraulic system for MA700 aircraft Aviation Industry Corporation of China's AVIC Aircraft has awarded a contract to Parker Aerospace to provide flight control actuation and a hydraulic system for the new MA700 regional aircraft. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Orbital Sciences receives approval to merge with ATK Orbital Sciences has received approval from its shareholders to proceed with its planned $5bn merger with Alliant Techsystems' (ATK) Aerospace and Defense operations. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Japan Airlines finalises deal for 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets Japan Airlines (JAL) has finalised a deal with Mitsubishi Aircraft to purchase 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircrafts. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Aviation consortium to develop non-halon fire extinguishing solutions for aircrafts A consortium of aviation manufacturers, along with other industry companies, is working to develop non-halon fire extinguishing solutions for use in aviation engines and auxiliary power unit fire zones. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Solar Impulse 2 (HB-SIB) Solar Airplane Solar Impulse 2 (HB-SIB) is the upgraded version of Solar Impulse, a solar-powered aircraft. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT 400Hz Solid State Frequency Converters The EF 40 series frequency converters use the latest in power conversion switching technology to provide aircraft with a flexible and cost-effective 400Hz power source. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:15:00 GMT Boeing and SpaceX prepare to launch flights to ISS in 2017 Boeing and SpaceX are preparing to begin the first manned test flights to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Botswana's police force to buy Airbus AS350 B3e helicopters Botswana's Police Service has placed an order with Airbus Helicopters for three AS350 B3e 'Ecureuil' helicopters. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nasa reveals helicopter drone concept to explore Mars Nasa scientists are developing a helicopter drone concept at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, US, to study the surrounding area of Mars. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT BOC Aviation selects CFM56-5B engines for Airbus A320ceo aircraft CFM International has secured a $200m contract to provide CFM56-5B engines for BOC Aviation's ten new Airbus A320ceo aircraft. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT