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 Russian cargo ship Progress M-28M successfully docks with ISS http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrussian-cargo-ship-progress-m-28m-successfully-docks-iss-4616090 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrussian-cargo-ship-progress-m-28m-successfully-docks-iss-4616090 An unmanned Russian cargo ship Progress M-28M launched a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur in Kazakhstan has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Solar Impulse 2 completes longest over-the-ocean flight http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssolar-impulse-2-completes-longest-over-the-ocean-flight-4616188 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssolar-impulse-2-completes-longest-over-the-ocean-flight-4616188 Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) pilot André Borschberg has successfully completed the non-stop flight and longest stage of the round-the-world flight, after safely landing in Hawaii, US. Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Nasa crash tests aircraft to evaluate emergency locator transmitters http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-crash-tests-aircraft-to-evaluate-emergency-locator-transmitters-4616016 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-crash-tests-aircraft-to-evaluate-emergency-locator-transmitters-4616016 Nasa has completed a crash test to evaluate the performance of emergency locator transmitters (ELT) in aircraft. Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Airbus E-Fan to attempt longest-ever manned electric flight http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-e-fan-to-attempt-longest-ever-manned-electric-flight-4615937 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-e-fan-to-attempt-longest-ever-manned-electric-flight-4615937 Airbus is preparing to conduct the longest-ever flight of its electrically powered E-Fan aircraft later this week. Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Airbus to provide flight hour services to Vietnam Airlines’ A350 XWB fleet http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-provide-flight-hour-services-to-vietnam-airlines-a350-xwb-fleet-4615077 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-provide-flight-hour-services-to-vietnam-airlines-a350-xwb-fleet-4615077 Airbus has secured a contract with Vietnam Airlines to provide flight hour services (FHS) to its fleet of 14 new A350-900 aircraft. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Solar Impulse 2 sets longest solo flight record http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssolar-impulse-2-sets-longest-solo-flight-record-4615050 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssolar-impulse-2-sets-longest-solo-flight-record-4615050 Solar Impulse founder and Swiss pilot André Borschberg has broken the record for the longest ever solo flight, beating Steve Fossett who has held the record since 2005. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Rocket Lab to build orbital launch site in New Zealand http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrocket-lab-to-build-orbital-launch-site-in-new-zealand-4614276 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrocket-lab-to-build-orbital-launch-site-in-new-zealand-4614276 Rocket Lab has unveiled plans to build an orbital launch site on Kaitorete Spit in the Canterbury region of South Island, New Zealand. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Fraunhofer researchers in Germany developing space debris surveillance system http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsfraunhofer-researchers-in-germany-developing-space-debris-surveillance-system-4614548 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsfraunhofer-researchers-in-germany-developing-space-debris-surveillance-system-4614548 Researchers from Fraunhofer Society of Germany are developing a space surveillance system that will help tackle potential collisions of satellites and spacecraft with space debris in low-Earth orbit. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Nasa’s Mars landing aircraft prepares to take first flight http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasas-mars-landing-aircraft-prepares-to-take-first-flight-4614611 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasas-mars-landing-aircraft-prepares-to-take-first-flight-4614611 Nasa is preparing to conduct the first flight of its preliminary research aerodynamic design to land on Mars (Prandtl-m) flying wing aircraft later this year. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Bell Helicopter completes maiden flight of Bell 525 Relentless helicopter http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbell-helicopter-completes-maiden-flight-of-bell-525-relentless-helicopter-4614440 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbell-helicopter-completes-maiden-flight-of-bell-525-relentless-helicopter-4614440 Bell Helicopter has completed the first flight of its super-medium Bell 525 Relentless helicopter at its aircraft assembly centre in Amarillo, Texas, US. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Building a Mission-Critical Communications Network http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/communications/mission-critical-communications-network/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/communications/mission-critical-communications-network/ Extensive deployment of video surveillance places heavy demands on network resources. The mission-critical network must therefore be able to support the high-bandwidth required by video traffic efficiently, with multiple stringent QoS levels. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:43:00 GMT EMTEQ-Avionics Installation Kits and Aircraft Components and Cables http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/manufacturing/emteq-avionics/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/manufacturing/emteq-avionics/ EMTEQ is a provider of avionics installation kit design and certification in addition to offering manufacturing and assembly and testing expertise. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:50:00 GMT Canadian transport body recommends child safety systems on aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newscanadian-transport-body-recommends-child-safety-systems-on-aircraft-4613212 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newscanadian-transport-body-recommends-child-safety-systems-on-aircraft-4613212 The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada has recommended specially designed restraint systems for infants and young children travelling on commercial aircraft. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT EASA approves Aspen Avionics’ flight display system for Bell / Agusta 206 helicopters http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newseasa-approves-aspen-avionics-flight-display-system-for-bell-agusta-206-helicopters-4613101 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newseasa-approves-aspen-avionics-flight-display-system-for-bell-agusta-206-helicopters-4613101 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved Aspen Avionics' EFD1000H primary flight display (PFD) for installation on Bell and Bell / Agusta 206 helicopters. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Embraer to join Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator programme http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsembraer-to-join-boeings-ecodemonstrator-programme-4613264 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsembraer-to-join-boeings-ecodemonstrator-programme-4613264 Boeing and Embraer have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to test environmentally friendly technologies for aviation through the ecoDemonstrator programme. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT China Aviation Supplies places $11bn A330 order with Airbus http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newschina-aviation-supplies-places-11bn-a330-order-with-airbus-4613542 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newschina-aviation-supplies-places-11bn-a330-order-with-airbus-4613542 China Aviation Supplies Holding (CAS) has placed $11bn order with Airbus for 45 A330 family aircraft, with an option for 30 additional A330 airliners. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT TFC-Technical Fastener Components http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/bearings/tfc-offshore/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/bearings/tfc-offshore/ TFC is one of the leading technical fastener suppliers in Europe, supplying more than 3,000 customers and employing more than 100 people. Working out of a national and European network of logistic service centres, TFC is also able to support global c… Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:28:00 GMT Using Air-to-Ground LTE for In-Flight Ultra-Broadband http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/communications/in-flight-ultra-broadband/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/communications/in-flight-ultra-broadband/ This paper covers both the business and technical considerations for ultra-broadband connectivity in continental aircraft fleets, and the benefits of a terrestrial cellular network approach based on 4G LTE. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:23:00 GMT Airbus delivers technology package payload for ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-delivers-technology-package-payload-for-esas-lisa-pathfinder-mission-4612155 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-delivers-technology-package-payload-for-esas-lisa-pathfinder-mission-4612155 Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the technology package payload to the European Space Agency's (ESA) LISA Pathfinder scientific mission. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Kennon creating raft and inflation system for Nasa space crews http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newskennon-creating-raft-and-inflation-system-for-nasa-space-crews-4612259 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newskennon-creating-raft-and-inflation-system-for-nasa-space-crews-4612259 US-based Kennon is developing a lightweight, compact raft and inflation system for space mission crews, after securing a Nasa grant under its small business innovation research (SBIR) programme. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT