Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Aerospace Technology-Updates Bell Helicopter completes maiden flight of Bell 525 Relentless helicopter 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 Rocket Lab to build orbital launch site in New Zealand 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 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 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 Building a 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 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 Embraer to join Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator programme 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 Canadian transport body recommends child safety systems on aircraft 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 China Aviation Supplies places $11bn A330 order with Airbus 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 EASA approves Aspen Avionics’ flight display system for Bell / Agusta 206 helicopters 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 TFC-Technical Fastener Components 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 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 Saint Louis University to buy Cirrus SR20 trainer aircraft Saint Louis University has selected Cirrus Aircraft to provide SR20 trainer aircraft for its pilot training programme. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Africair to buy Bell 525 and 407 GXP helicopters Africair has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Bell Helicopter to purchase two Bell 525s and placed an order for a 407 GXP helicopter. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Airbus delivers technology package payload for ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission 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 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 Solar Impulse 2 takes-off on record flight across the Pacific Ocean The Solar Impulse 2 project team has started stage eight of the solar-powered aircraft trip from Nagoya Airfield in Japan to Hawaii, as part of its round-the-world flight. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT SpaceX’s Falcon 9 supplying ISS explodes after launch An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket intended to carry cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) exploded around two minutes after lift-off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT China launches Gaofen-8 Earth observation satellite China has launched Gaofen-8 Earth observation satellite from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the Shanxi province. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed Martin receives first instrument of Nasa’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft Lockheed Martin has received the first of five instruments for Nasa's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex) spacecraft. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT