Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Aerospace Technology-Updates Alcoa signs deal to supply aluminium sheets for Boeing aircraft Alcoa has been awarded a more than $1bn worth of contract by Boeing to supply aluminium sheet and plate products used in wing ribs, wing skins or other structural parts of the aircraft. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Nasa’s Orion capsule prepares for deep-space test flight in December Nasa's Orion exploration capsule has been moved from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility for fuelling. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT US researchers test new algorithm for clearing space debris Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US have come up with a new algorithm that could aid in analysing the rotation of objects in space, which will help in cleaning up debris in the geosynchronous orbit. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Sunjammer Solar Space Mission Sunjammer is a solar space mission developed by Nasa, in partnership with L’Guarde, and Space Services and MicroAerospace Solutions. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Cheung Kong in talks to form joint venture with MC Aviation Partners Hong Kong-based conglomerate Cheung Kong is reportedly in talks with Mitsubishi’s aircraft leasing unit, MC Aviation Partners, to form a joint venture (JV). Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Nasa selects four firms for suborbital commercial flight services Nasa has selected four US-based companies to provide commercial suborbital flight services. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Yahsat partners with Orbital Science and Arianespace for Al Yah 3 communication satellite UAE-based Yahsat has signed agreements with Orbital Science and Arianespace for its third communications satellite, Al Yah 3. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Snecma completes ground firing tests on M5 Vinci rocket engine French rocket engine manufacturer Snecma has successfully completed ground firing tests on the fifth development model (M5) of the Vinci rocket engine. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Boeing forecast for aircraft demand in China is too conservative, says IBA Demand for new aircraft in China in the next 20 years will be much more than Boeing’s forecast of around 6,000 aircraft, according to estimates from the International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) in Beijing. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT FAA to conduct tests on unleaded aviation fuels The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to carry out tests for the use of unleaded fuels in aviation line in an effort to have a cleaner alternative for commercial use by 2018. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT AsiaSat 8 Telecommunication Satellite AsiaSat 8 is the fifth tele-communication satellite in the fleet of AsiaSat's in-orbit satellites and was launched into space by the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle in August 2014. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:40:00 GMT Boeing unveils 737 MAX 200 aircraft Boeing has unveiled a newest addition to its 737 MAX family of aircraft, the 737 MAX 200, which can accommodate up to 200 passengers. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed Martin upgrades A2100 satellite platform Lockheed Martin has upgraded its A2100 family of satellites in line with efforts to reduce costs and accelerate delivery timelines. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed after hit by high-energy objects, says Dutch experts A preliminary report by the Dutch Safety Board into the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over eastern Ukraine, has stated the aircraft broke-up in mid-air after being hit by a large number of high-energy objects, without mentioning any mi… Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Boeing and Ryanair close to finalising $10bn aircraft deal Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is reportedly close to finalising a $10bn deal with Boeing for the new 737 MAX aircraft. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Bombardier resumes CSeries test flights Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has resumed flight testing of CSeries aircraft following a gap of more than three months due to a major failure in the FTV1 engine. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT SpaceX launches AsiaSat 6 communications satellite SpaceX has successfully launched Asia Satellite Telecommunications' AsiaSat 6 communications satellite from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US, aboard its Falcon 9 rocket. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Demand for new aircraft in China to reach 6,020 by 2033, says Boeing’s report A report by Boeing has forecast that demand for new aeroplanes in China will reach 6,020 over the next 20 years. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT GE Aviation considering plans to build ceramics-based engine components plant General Electric’s GE Aviation unit is reportedly considering plans to build a second ceramics-based components manufacturing facility to meet the increasing demand for its newest commercial jet engines. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Nasa to launch 3D printer to space this month The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (Nasa) is reportedly preparing to send a first-of-its-kind 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as 19 September. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT