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 Orbital Sciences to manage launch of Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsorbital-sciences-to-manage-launch-of-ionospheric-connection-explorer-satellite-4447214 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsorbital-sciences-to-manage-launch-of-ionospheric-connection-explorer-satellite-4447214 Orbital Sciences has secured a $56.3m contract from Nasa to provide launch services for the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) programme. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Zero-gravity coffee machine set for launch to ISS http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newszero-gravity-coffee-machine-set-for-launch-to-iss-4447257 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newszero-gravity-coffee-machine-set-for-launch-to-iss-4447257 Astronauts about to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on-board the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft be taking a new zero-gravity coffee machine with them. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus gets $14bn order for 50 wide-body aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-gets-14bn-order-50-wide-body-aircraft-4447078 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-gets-14bn-order-50-wide-body-aircraft-4447078 Delta Air Lines has confirmed a $14bn order with Airbus for 25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo airliners. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT US universities to develop technologies for Nasa’s future exploration missions http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsus-universities-develop-technologies-nasa-future-exploration-missions-4445719 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsus-universities-develop-technologies-nasa-future-exploration-missions-4445719 Nasa has awarded early stage innovation grants to 11 universities to work on technologies that will help the agency on future science and human exploration missions. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT GKN Aerospace and partners to develop futuristic wing technologies http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgkn-aerospace-partners-develop-futuristic-wing-technologies-4445747 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgkn-aerospace-partners-develop-futuristic-wing-technologies-4445747 GKN Aerospace has announced it will work with a group of 13 partners to develop futuristic wing technologies. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Gulfstream Aerospace selects Esterline‘s flight deck solutions for G500 and G600 aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgulfstream-aerospace-selects-esterlines-flight-deck-solutions-g500-g600-aircraft-4445886 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgulfstream-aerospace-selects-esterlines-flight-deck-solutions-g500-g600-aircraft-4445886 Gulfstream Aerospace has selected Esterline to provide its flight deck solutions for the recently launched G500 and G600 business jets. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT NTSB upheld FAA's authority to regulate use of drones http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsntsb-upheld-faas-authority-to-regulate-use-of-drones-4444376 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsntsb-upheld-faas-authority-to-regulate-use-of-drones-4444376 The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has upheld the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) authority to regulate commercial use of unmanned air vehicles (UAV) in national airspace. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus to build five Beluga transport aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-build-five-beluga-transport-aircraft-4443272 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-build-five-beluga-transport-aircraft-4443272 Airbus has announced plans to develop five new Beluga transport aircraft, to transport large aircraft components. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus Defence and Space to build service module for Orion capsule http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-defence-and-space-to-build-service-module-for-orion-capsule-4444316 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-defence-and-space-to-build-service-module-for-orion-capsule-4444316 The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus Defence and Space as the prime contractor for service module on US space capsule, Orion. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Final assembly of Nasa's Next Mars lander begins at Lockheed Martin http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsfinal-assembly-of-nasas-next-mars-lander-begins-lockheed-martin-4442989 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsfinal-assembly-of-nasas-next-mars-lander-begins-lockheed-martin-4442989 Nasa's InSight Mars lander spacecraft has entered the assembly, test and launch operations phase of its development at Lockheed Martin clean room near Denver in Colorado, US. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Boeing tests new technologies to improve aircraft efficiency http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-tests-new-technologies-improve-aircraft-efficiency-4442803 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-tests-new-technologies-improve-aircraft-efficiency-4442803 Boeing has started flight testing more than 25 new technologies, designed to improve aircraft efficiency. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus seeks patent for futuristic doughnut-shaped aircraft design http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-seeks-patent-futuristic-doughnut-shaped-aircraft-design-4442734 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-seeks-patent-futuristic-doughnut-shaped-aircraft-design-4442734 Airbus has come up with a futuristic doughnut-shaped aircraft design, which is said to address problems associated with pressurised cabins. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT PPG Aerospace Supplying Production and Spare Windows for Embraer KC-390 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/paints/ppg-aerospace/pressppg-aerospace-supplying-for-embraer-kc-390.html http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/paints/ppg-aerospace/pressppg-aerospace-supplying-for-embraer-kc-390.html PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies group is designing windshields for the KC-390 military transport aircraft. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:32:00 GMT Toray to supply carbon fibre to Boeing in $8.6bn deal http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newstoray-to-supply-carbon-fibre-to-boeing-in-86bn-deal-4440957 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newstoray-to-supply-carbon-fibre-to-boeing-in-86bn-deal-4440957 Boeing has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan-based composite material manufacturer Toray Industries to extend the carbon fibre supply contract for its Dreamliner 787 and 777X aircraft. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Demand for new aircraft in Latin America and Caribbean to reach 2,300 by 2033, says Airbus http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsdemand-new-aircraft-latin-america-caribbean-reach-2300-2033--airbus-4441295 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsdemand-new-aircraft-latin-america-caribbean-reach-2300-2033--airbus-4441295 A report by Airbus has forecast that the Latin America and Caribbean regions will require around 2,300 new airliners by 2033, driven by strong economy and expected air traffic growth. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Crashed MH17’s debris recovery begins in eastern Ukraine http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newscrashed-mh17s-debris-recovery-begins-in-eastern-ukraine-4441351 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newscrashed-mh17s-debris-recovery-begins-in-eastern-ukraine-4441351 Recovery of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 has started at the crash site in eastern Ukraine, after a long delay. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Honda Aero begins production of HF120 turbofan engines in North Carolina, US http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newshonda-aero-commences-production-hf120-turbofan-engines-north-carolina-us-4439394 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newshonda-aero-commences-production-hf120-turbofan-engines-north-carolina-us-4439394 Honda Aero has started production of HF120 turbofan engine at its manufacturing facility in Burlington, North Carolina, US. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus A350-900 receives FAA clearance http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-a350-900-receives-faa-clearance-4439559 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-a350-900-receives-faa-clearance-4439559 Airbus has obtained the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification for new-generation commercial airliner A350-900. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Exchange Income to buy Provincial Aerospace for $246m http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsexchange-income-buy-provincial-aerospace-246m-4439738 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsexchange-income-buy-provincial-aerospace-246m-4439738 Exchange Income (EIC) has signed a deal to acquire Provincial Aerospace (PAL), a Canada-based aerospace and aviation firm, for around $246m. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT ESA’s Rosetta mission lands Philae robot on comet 67P http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsesas-rosetta-mission-lands-philae-robot-on-comet-67p-4438127 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsesas-rosetta-mission-lands-philae-robot-on-comet-67p-4438127 The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft has successfully placed a small lander, Philae, onto the surface of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT