Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Aerospace Technology-Updates Bombardier expands Challenger 300 aircraft training capability in US Bombardier Business Aircraft has expanded the training capacity of its Challenger 300 aircraft programme in Dallas, Texas, US. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT OPTSAT-3000 and Venµs satellites installed on Vega rocket for upcoming launch The OPTSAT-3000 and Venµs Earth observation satellites have been integrated into their payload fairing and installed on a Vega rocket ahead of its launch from Kourou, French Guiana, early next month. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Boeing to use Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to digitise production Boeing has entered a new agreement with French industrial software group Dassault Systèmes to extend the use of the latter’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform to promote digitalisation of its production system. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK to introduce new drone registration and safety rules The UK Government has revealed a plan to introduce new drone registration and safety awareness rules to regulate the increasing use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Scientists find new evidence of water below Moon’s surface A new study by scientists at Brown University, US, has revealed that the Moon's interior may be holding a high amount of water. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK’s Dstl undertakes new method to tackle space junk Scientists at the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have taken part in a new experiment that aims to resolve the increasing problem of space junk. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT US fines three airlines for violating consumer protection rules The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines for violating several rules aimed at protecting consumer rights. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Lockheed Martin to build full-scale prototype for Nasa’s deep space habitat Lockheed Martin has secured a phase two contract from Nasa under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) habitat study contract to build a full-scale habitat prototype of the space agency’s deep space habitat. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT New Sentinel-5 Precursor pollution monitoring satellite ready for launch The new Sentinel-5 Precursor pollution monitoring satellite by Airbus is being prepared for its launch in September. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) 2 Satellite The JPSS-2 polar-orbiting weather satellite is being developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) for scheduled launch in 2021. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Adria Airways buys 99.1% share in Swiss carrier Darwin Airline Slovenia-based Adria Airways, through its Swiss subsidiary, has purchased a 99.1% share in Switzerland-based regional carrier Darwin Airline for an undisclosed sum. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services, Lufthansa Technik, Airbus Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services has agreed to provide maintenance services for Boeing Classic 737 and 767-300 freighters of Chinese airline, SF Airlines. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT SNC selects ULA to launch first two Dream Chaser missions Sierra Nevada (SNC) has chosen United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V rocket to launch the first two missions of its Dream Chaser spacecraft. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT ESA ends gravitational-wave detection technology demonstration mission LISA Pathfinder The European Space Agency (ESA) has deactivated its gravitational-wave detection technology demonstration mission, LISA Pathfinder, after completing 16 months of in-space scientific operation. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Bodycote Introduces New Range of Additive Manufacturing Technologies Bodycote is introducing its new range of additive manufacturing processes known as Bodycote Powdermet® technologies. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:47:00 GMT Airbus selects Stratasys to 3D-printed polymer serial flying parts for A350 XWB aircraft Airbus has chosen Stratasys Direct Manufacturing to manufacture 3D-printed polymer components for its A350 XWB aircraft programme. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Aeroflot orders 20 new Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft Russian airline Aeroflot has entered an agreement with VEB Leasing and United Aircraft for the purchase and delivery of 20 new Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) planes. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Panasonic Avionics to provide IFE systems to EL AL Israel Airlines’ 16 new aircraft Panasonic Avionics has been selected by EL AL Israel Airlines to provide its eX3 in-flight entertainment (IFE) system for the latter’s 16 new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Nasa’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is being developed by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Centre in association with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Emirates and flydubai unveil new partnership agreements UAE-based airline Emirates has entered a new set of agreements with budget airline flydubai to jointly support the development of flight networks and operations. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT