Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Aerospace Technology-Updates Oerlikon Awarded Ten-Year Agreement by Snecma Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions Segment has been awarded a ten-year agreement by Snecma,worth more than CHF90m, for the supply of leading edge aviation propulsion (LEAD) engine components. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:39:00 GMT Boeing to install GE Aviation’s avionics and electrical power systems on 777X aircraft Boeing has selected GE Aviation to provide common core avionics and electrical power systems for its twin-aisle 777X aircraft. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT SpaceX secures Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite contract SpaceX has secured an $87m contract from Nasa to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests 3D-printed propulsion system Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed the hot-fire test of its 3D-printed MPS-120 CubeSat high-impulse adaptable modular propulsion system. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Alcoa to acquire aircraft engine components maker TITAL Alcoa has signed a deal to acquire TITAL, a producer of titanium and aluminium structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT AirAsia X places $15bn order for 55 Airbus A330neo aircraft Low-cost airline AirAsia X has finalised a $15bn order for 55 Airbus A330neo airliners, becoming the biggest customer for A330 aircraft with 91 on order. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Russia denies Sweden's claims of near-collision of military plane with civilian aircraft Russia has denied claims that one of its military planes flew close to a Swedish civilian aircraft, forcing the commercial airliner to change its flight path. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nasa tests AStar for efficient use of airspace Researchers from Nasa Airspace Systems Program have tested the Airborne Spacing for Terminal Arrival Routes (AStar) software that is aimed at efficient use of airspace by pilots. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Aircelle to supply titanium exhaust systems for 777X aircraft engines Boeing has selected Safran’s subsidiary Aircelle to supply titanium exhaust systems for the 777X aircraft GE9X turbofan engines. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Atlas 5 rocket launches spy satellite of National Reconnaissance Office A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has successfully launched from Space Launch Complex-3. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT 28V DC Helicopter Engine Start System The DD28 Series of mobile DC ground power systems are designed for aircraft engine starting and battery charging applications for point of use at aircraft parking stands. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:27:00 GMT US scientists develop portable solar observatory for space missions Scientists at the Southwest Research Institute in the US have developed miniature portable solar observatory for use on-board a commercial, manned suborbital spacecraft. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus considers revamping A380 superjumbo airliner Airbus is reportedly planning to revamp its A380 superjumbo with new engines or launch the stretched version of the aircraft. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT China's aircraft demand to value $820bn in 20 years, says report China’s passenger traffic will grow ‘well above’ the world average in the next 20 years by when it will require over 5,300 aircraft with a total market value of $820bn, according to a report by Airbus. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Alcoa to expand coating production for aircraft engines in US Alcoa Power and Propulsion has announced plans to expand coating production capacities at its facility in Whitehall, Michigan, US, with an investment of $16.7m. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Vela Diagnostics -Next-generation sequencing for diagnostics In terms of cost, throughput and reliability, the development of next-generation technology has revolutionised genetic sequencing when it comes to the identification of disease-causing mutations. Dr Andreas Görtz, Vela Diagnostics’ European managing … Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:37:00 GMT Epoxyset-Formulated Adhesives and Potting Compounds Epoxyset is a leading manufacturer of custom formulated adhesives and potting compounds used in advanced technology applications, electronic / micro-electronics, medical device, semiconductor, fibre optics, aerospace and automotive industries. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:48:00 GMT Airbus and Thales to build observatory satellites for UAE armed forces Airbus Defence and Space and its partners are to build two Falcon Eye high-performance optical earth-observation satellites for the the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:48:00 GMT Boeing plans to cut 747-8 production from September 2015 Boeing is planning to reduce production of its 747-8 jumbo jetliner starting September next year due to weaker demand for freighters. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Preparations underway for launch of O3b Networks’ four satellites Arianespace has integrated O3b Networks’ four-satellite payload on its Soyuz launcher’s Fregat upper stage, in preparation for launch on 18 December. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT