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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Gulfstream wins 70 aircraft orders from Flexjet and Qatar Airways http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgulfstream-wins-70-aircraft-orders-from-flexjet-qatar-airways-4407536 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgulfstream-wins-70-aircraft-orders-from-flexjet-qatar-airways-4407536 General Dynamics' subsidiary Gulfstream Aerospace has received orders for up to 50 aircraft from US-based Flexjet and 20 aircraft from Qatar Airways. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT IndiGo to buy 250 Airbus A320neo aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsindigo-to-buy-250-airbus-a320neo-aircraft-4406413 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsindigo-to-buy-250-airbus-a320neo-aircraft-4406413 India-based low-cost carrier IndiGo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus to buy 250 A320neo (new engine option) single-aisle airliners. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce CTi fan blade equipped engine completes first flight test http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-cti-fan-blade-equipped-engine-completes-first-flight-test-4407510 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-cti-fan-blade-equipped-engine-completes-first-flight-test-4407510 Rolls-Royce has completed the first flight test of aircraft featuring its composite carbon/titanium (CTi) fan blade with advance and ultrafan engine design. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT James Webb Space Telescope instruments complete cryogenic vacuum test http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsjames-webb-space-telescope-instruments-complete-cryogenic-vacuum-test-4405955 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsjames-webb-space-telescope-instruments-complete-cryogenic-vacuum-test-4405955 The near infrared spectrograph (NIRSpec) and the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have completed cryogenic vacuum tests at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center in Washington DC, US. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Gulfstream Aerospace unveils two new business jets http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgulfstream-aerospace-unveils-two-new-business-jets-4405395 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgulfstream-aerospace-unveils-two-new-business-jets-4405395 General Dynamics' subsidiary Gulfstream Aerospace has unveiled two new business jets, the Gulfstream G500 and G600. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Air Charter Service unveils aircraft guide app http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsair-charter-service-unveils-aircraft-guide-app-4405498 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsair-charter-service-unveils-aircraft-guide-app-4405498 Aircraft charter specialist Air Charter Service has released a new free aircraft guide smartphone and tablet app. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT US researchers develop optical device to identify Earth-like exoplanets http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsus-researchers-develop-optical-device-identify-earth-like-exoplanets-4404381 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsus-researchers-develop-optical-device-identify-earth-like-exoplanets-4404381 Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center in the US have developed a new optical device that will be installed on the Italian National Telescope to identify Earth-like exoplanets orbiting distant stars. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Garuda Indonesia to buy 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgaruda-indonesia-to-buy-50-boeing-737-max-8-aircraft-4403853 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgaruda-indonesia-to-buy-50-boeing-737-max-8-aircraft-4403853 Garuda Indonesia has placed a $4.9bn order with Boeing for 50 737 MAX 8 aircraft to expand and upgrade its fleet to meet demands. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT ESA research finds new adhesive to develop ultra-stable structures for space instruments http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsesa-research-finds-new-adhesive-to-develop-ultra-stable-structures-for-space-instruments-4404097 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsesa-research-finds-new-adhesive-to-develop-ultra-stable-structures-for-space-instruments-4404097 Researchers at the European Space Agency (ESA) have found out new ultra-stable adhesive that could play a key role in assembling rock-solid structures for space missions. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT GE to buy helicopter lessor Milestone Aviation for $1.7bn http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsge-to-buy-helicopter-lessor-milestone-aviation-for-17bn-4402791 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsge-to-buy-helicopter-lessor-milestone-aviation-for-17bn-4402791 GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed a $1.7bn deal to buy Irish helicopter-leasing firm Milestone Aviation. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT