Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.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 Measure secures approval to operate 300 models of drones in US http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsmeasure-secures-approval-to-operate-300-models-of-drones-in-us-4662609 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsmeasure-secures-approval-to-operate-300-models-of-drones-in-us-4662609 Drone as a Service (DaaS) company Measure has secured approval from the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate more than 300 types of drones for various commercial applications. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Thales Alenia Space to build Cosmo-SkyMed second-generation satellites http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsthales-alenia-space-to-build-cosmo-skymed-second-generation-satellites-4662585 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsthales-alenia-space-to-build-cosmo-skymed-second-generation-satellites-4662585 Italian space agency (ASI) has awarded a €182m contract to Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio to build two Cosmo-SkyMed second-generation (CSG) satellites. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Spanish researchers make new technique to retrieve satellites from orbit http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspanish-researchers-make-new-technique-to-retrieve-satellites-from-orbit-4662635 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspanish-researchers-make-new-technique-to-retrieve-satellites-from-orbit-4662635 Researchers at the University of La Rioja in Spain have created a new technique for disposing of artificial satellites from highly elliptical orbits (HEO) after they complete their mission. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Enabling Aerospace Network Flexibility, Agility and Speed with IP/MPLS http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/communications/aerospace-network-flexibility/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/communications/aerospace-network-flexibility/ 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. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:53:00 GMT Nasa launches scientific balloon flights in New Mexico, US http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-launches-scientific-balloon-flights-in-new-mexico-us-4661396 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-launches-scientific-balloon-flights-in-new-mexico-us-4661396 Nasa has started its scientific ballooning programme in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, US to facilitate research in heliophysics, astrophysics, planetary and earth sciences. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT RaptorUAS to fly fuel cell-powered UAV over North Sea http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsraptoruas-to-fly-fuel-cell-powered-uav-over-north-sea-4661455 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsraptoruas-to-fly-fuel-cell-powered-uav-over-north-sea-4661455 Singapore-based Horizon Energy Systems (HES) and Scottish UAV developer RaptorUAS are preparing to conduct the world’s first fuel cell-powered UAV flight in the UK. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT BOC Aviation secures $300m loan to fund aircraft purchase http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboc-aviation-secures-300m-loan-to-fund-aircraft-purchase-4661444 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboc-aviation-secures-300m-loan-to-fund-aircraft-purchase-4661444 Bank of China's aircraft leasing unit BOC Aviation has secured a $300m syndicated loan from a consortium of 18 Japanese banks, a few months after it raised $750m through bonds in the US. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT EC approves GKN’s €706m acquisition of Fokker Technologies http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsec-approves-gkns-706m-acquisition-of-fokker-technologies-4661478 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsec-approves-gkns-706m-acquisition-of-fokker-technologies-4661478 The European Commission (EC) has approved UK-based GKN’s proposed acquisition of Netherlands-based Fokker Technologies for €706m. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT Airline Maintenance Solutions and Consulting Services, from AMC Aviation http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/maintenance/aviation-services-amc/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/maintenance/aviation-services-amc/ AMC Aviation delivers tailor-made aviation and consulting services to support the aerospace industry. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:38:00 GMT Etihad Airways to raise $500m to buy five aeroplanes http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsetihad-airways-to-raise-500m-to-buy-five-aeroplanes-4660143 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsetihad-airways-to-raise-500m-to-buy-five-aeroplanes-4660143 Abu Dhabi state-owned carrier Etihad Airways is planning to raise around $500m in order to purchase five aircraft. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Embraer Legacy 450 receives type certification in US http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsembraer-legacy-450-receives-type-certification-in-us-4660207 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsembraer-legacy-450-receives-type-certification-in-us-4660207 Embraer has received type certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Legacy 450 mid-light executive jet. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT AMC Aviation-EASA-PART-145 & CAMO, Software, Consultancy, Flight Operations Engineering and Training http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/maintenance/aviation-management-corporation/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/maintenance/aviation-management-corporation/ AMC Aviation was established in 2001 with the objective of delivering high-quality, customised services to Airline Industry. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT FAA releases beta version of smartphone app for unmanned aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsfaa-releases-beta-version-of-smartphone-app-for-unmanned-aircraft-4660124 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsfaa-releases-beta-version-of-smartphone-app-for-unmanned-aircraft-4660124 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the beta version of a new smartphone app called B4UFLY, to test its performance on unmanned aircraft. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Proton Breeze M lifts-off Inmarsat's third Global Xpress satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsproton-breeze-m-lifts-off-inmarsats-third-global-xpress-satellite-4659954 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsproton-breeze-m-lifts-off-inmarsats-third-global-xpress-satellite-4659954 An International Launch Services' Proton Breeze M launch vehicle has successfully lifted-off the third Global Xpress (GX) satellite, Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3), from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Merlin Light Sport Aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/merlin-light-sport-aircraft/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/merlin-light-sport-aircraft/ Introduced in April 2014, Merlin is a composite, high-wing, light sport aircraft (LSA) being developed by Glasair Aviation. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT PPG Coatings Specified for Turkish Aerospace Industries HURKUS Trainer Aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/paints/ppg-aerospace/pressppg-coatings-turkish-aircraft.html http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/paints/ppg-aerospace/pressppg-coatings-turkish-aircraft.html PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) aerospace coatings have been specified by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for the initial production of its HURKUS new-generation basic trainer for the Turkish Armed Forces, with the potential for additional aircraft if p… Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:52:00 GMT SSL ships Australia’s Sky Muster satellite to launch base in French Guiana http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsssl-ships-australias-sky-muster-satellite-to-launch-base-in-french-guiana-4658145 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsssl-ships-australias-sky-muster-satellite-to-launch-base-in-french-guiana-4658145 Space Systems / Loral (SSL) has shipped a high-performance satellite designed and built for Australia's new nbn broadband network to the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Boeing completes firm configuration for 777-9 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-completes-firm-configuration-for-777-9-4658094 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-completes-firm-configuration-for-777-9-4658094 Boeing has completed the firm configuration for the 777-9, its first variant under the 777X family, which is currently in the development stage. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Sling 4 Light Sport Aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/sling-4-light-sport-aircraft/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/sling-4-light-sport-aircraft/ Sling 4 is four-seat light sport aircraft (LSA) developed by The Airplane Factory (TAF), an aircraft manufacturer based in South Africa. The aircraft is available in ready-to-fly form and kit versions. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Isro launches GSAT-6 communications satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsisro-launches-gsat-6-communications-satellite-4658137 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsisro-launches-gsat-6-communications-satellite-4658137 Isro has successfully launched the GSAT-6 communications satellite aboard the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) D6 from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT