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 Liberty Hall acquires AIM Aerospace for $220m http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsliberty-hall-acquires-aim-aerospace-4803316 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsliberty-hall-acquires-aim-aerospace-4803316 Private equity firm Liberty Hall Capital Partners has acquired AIM Aerospace, a provider of composite ducting, substructural and interiors parts for the commercial aerospace industry, for $220m. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Gulfstream G500 prototype completes flutter testing http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgulfstream-g500-prototype-flutter-testing-4802928 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgulfstream-g500-prototype-flutter-testing-4802928 Gulfstream Aerospace's first Gulfstream G500 test aircraft, T1, has completed flutter testing. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT New Horizons mission spots numerous icy hills on Pluto http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnew-horizons-mission-icy-hills-pluto-4802839 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnew-horizons-mission-icy-hills-pluto-4802839 Nasa's New Horizons probe has spotted isolated water ice hills on the nitrogen ice glaciers of Pluto. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT FAA warns people not to fly drones within the Super Bowl game zone http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsfaa-drone-super-bowl-game-4801853 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsfaa-drone-super-bowl-game-4801853 The FAA has warned the public not to fly drones within a 32m radius of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, US, during the Super Bowl game. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Russian cosmonauts perform spacewalk aboard ISS http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrussian-cosmonauts-spacewalk-iss-4801868 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrussian-cosmonauts-spacewalk-iss-4801868 Russian cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Yuri Malenchenko have returned to the International Space Station (ISS) after successfully performing a four hour and 45 minute long spacewalk. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sky Perfect awards JCSAT-17 satellite contract to Lockheed http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssky-perfect-jcsat-17-satellite-contract-lockheed-4801826 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssky-perfect-jcsat-17-satellite-contract-lockheed-4801826 Japan-based satellite operator Sky Perfect JSat (SJC) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to build the JCSAT-17 satellite. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT One killed after midair blast rips apart Airbus A321 aircraft fuselage of Daallo Airlines http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsmidair-blast-airbus-a321-aircraft-fuselage-daallo-airlines-4801802 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsmidair-blast-airbus-a321-aircraft-fuselage-daallo-airlines-4801802 A suspected explosion on an Airbus A321 flight operated by Somalia's Daallo Airlines from Mogadishu to Djibouti ripped the fuselage of the aircraft, killing one passenger and injuring two people. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT EPA to buy aerostat from Drone Aviation http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsepa-aerostat-drone-aviation-4800690 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsepa-aerostat-drone-aviation-4800690 The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has placed an order to buy a helium-filled aerostat, allied airborne equipment and operator training in Jacksonville, Florida, US from Drone Aviation Holding (DAC). Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce secures $2.7bn jet engine order from Norwegian http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-jet-engine-order-norwegian-4800894 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-jet-engine-order-norwegian-4800894 Rolls-Royce has secured a $2.7bn order from low-cost airline Norwegian to supply engines for the airline's 19 new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Nasa’s SLS rocket to carry 13 cubesats into space in first flight http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-sls-rocket-cubesats-space-first-flight-4800706 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-sls-rocket-cubesats-space-first-flight-4800706 Nasa is planning to send a group of 13 cubesats or tiny satellites during the first flight of the agency's under development space launch system (SLS). Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Saudia takes delivery of first Boeing 787 Dreamliner http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssaudia-delivery-boeing-787-dreamliner-4800750 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssaudia-delivery-boeing-787-dreamliner-4800750 Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has taken delivery of its first two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a 777-300ER (extended range). Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT ESA to launch third satellite of Copernicus programme on 16 February http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsesa-third-satellite-copernicus-programme-16-february-4799386 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsesa-third-satellite-copernicus-programme-16-february-4799386 The European Space Agency (ESA) is set to launch the third satellite of Europe's earth observation Copernicus programme, Sentinel-3, into space from the launch pad of Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia on 16 February. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Nasa’s Super Guppy cargo plane ships Orion spacecraft to Kennedy Space Center in Florida http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-super-guppy-cargo-plane-orion-spacecraft-kennedy-space-center-florida-4799341 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-super-guppy-cargo-plane-orion-spacecraft-kennedy-space-center-florida-4799341 Nasa has shipped the Orion capsule, a spacecraft designed to take humans to Mars, from its Michoud assembly facility in Louisiana to Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a Super Guppy cargo plane. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Google trials solar-powered drones for transmitting 5G wireless internet service http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgoogle-solar-powered-drones-transmitting-5g-wireless-internet-service-4799466 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgoogle-solar-powered-drones-transmitting-5g-wireless-internet-service-4799466 Google is conducting tests that can provide high-speed 5G wireless internet services at Virgin Galactic's Gateway to Space terminal at Spaceport America in New Mexico. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT EasyJet to trial hydrogen fuel cell in aircraft to cut fuel costs http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newseasyjet-trial-hydrogen-fuel-cell-aircraft-fuel-costs-4799449 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newseasyjet-trial-hydrogen-fuel-cell-aircraft-fuel-costs-4799449 EasyJet is planning to trial new hydrogen fuel cell powered hybrid planes to save up to 50,000t of fuel a year and cut carbon emissions. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Exelis to build CrIS instrument for NOAA joint polar satellite system programme http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsexelis-cris-instrument-noaa-joint-polar-satellite-system-4798150 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsexelis-cris-instrument-noaa-joint-polar-satellite-system-4798150 Exelis Space Systems, a subsidiary of Harris, will build two payloads for the fourth and fifth weather satellites of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) joint polar satellite system (JPSS) programme. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Boeing 737 MAX completes its first flight http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-737-max-first-flight-4798197 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-737-max-first-flight-4798197 Boeing's new narrow-body jet 737 MAX 8 has taken its first flight under its comprehensive flight testing programme. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT ANA to buy three A380s from Airbus http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsana-buy-a380-airbus-4798296 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsana-buy-a380-airbus-4798296 All Nippon Airways parent company ANA Holdings has entered a deal with Airbus to purchase three A380 superjumbos. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT ISL launches first laser telecommunication satellite of SpaceDataHighway http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsisl-first-laser-telecommunication-satellite-spacedatahighway-4798099 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsisl-first-laser-telecommunication-satellite-spacedatahighway-4798099 International Launch Services (ILS), has launched the first relay satellite of the European Space Agency's (ESA), European Data Relay system (EDRS) or SpaceDataHighway, into geostationary orbit. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Alcoa to supply landing gear parts for Boeing’s 737 Max http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsalcoa-supply-landing-gear-parts-boeing-737-max-4797173 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsalcoa-supply-landing-gear-parts-boeing-737-max-4797173 Alcoa will supply landing gear and other aerospace parts for Boeing's commercial planes 777X, 737 Max and 787 Dreamliner. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:48:00 GMT