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 Rolls-Royce to produce Trent XWB engines at Derby plant in UK http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-to-produce-trent-xwb-engines-at-derby-plant-in-uk-4473630 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-to-produce-trent-xwb-engines-at-derby-plant-in-uk-4473630 Rolls-Royce is planning to perform production of Trent XWB turbofan engines at its facility in Derby, UK. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Avianca receives first Boeing 787 Dreamliner http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsavianca-receives-first-boeing-787-dreamliner-4473655 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsavianca-receives-first-boeing-787-dreamliner-4473655 Colombian airline Avianca has taken the delivery of its first mid-size, wide-body 787 Dreamliner. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus Defence and Space develops storable fuel upper-stage propulsion system http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-defence-space-develops-storable-fuel-upper-stage-propulsion-system-4473126 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-defence-space-develops-storable-fuel-upper-stage-propulsion-system-4473126 Airbus Defence and Space has developed a new storable fuel upper-stage propulsion system for the European Space Agency (ESA). Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Dassault Aviation rolls-out first Falcon 8X business jet http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsdassault-aviation-rolls-out-first-falcon-8x-business-jet-4472996 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsdassault-aviation-rolls-out-first-falcon-8x-business-jet-4472996 Dassault Aviation has rolled-out the first ultra-long range Falcon 8X, the newest addition to its business jet portfolio. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Boeing begins work on 777X composites centre in Missouri, US http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-begins-work-777x-composites-centre-missouri-us-4472793 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-begins-work-777x-composites-centre-missouri-us-4472793 Boeing has started construction of a composites centre for twin-aisle 777X aircraft in St Louis, Missouri, US. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT ISRO completes experimental test flight of GSLV Mk-III with crew module http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsisro-completes-experimental-test-flight-gslv-mk-iii-crew-module-4472890 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsisro-completes-experimental-test-flight-gslv-mk-iii-crew-module-4472890 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has completed the first experimental test-flight of its heaviest rocket, GSLV Mk-III or LVM3, with a crew module. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Oerlikon Awarded Ten-Year Agreement by Snecma http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/paints/oerlikon-metco2/pressoerlikon-awarded-ten-year-agreement-by-snecma.html http://www.aerospace-technology.com/contractors/paints/oerlikon-metco2/pressoerlikon-awarded-ten-year-agreement-by-snecma.html Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions Segment has been awarded a ten-year agreement by Snecma,worth more than CHF90m, for the supply of leading edge aviation propulsion (LEAD) engine components. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:39:00 GMT Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests 3D-printed propulsion system http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaerojet-rocketdyne-successfully-tests-3d-printed-propulsion-system-4471565 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaerojet-rocketdyne-successfully-tests-3d-printed-propulsion-system-4471565 Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed the hot-fire test of its 3D-printed MPS-120 CubeSat high-impulse adaptable modular propulsion system. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Boeing to install GE Aviation’s avionics and electrical power systems on 777X aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-to-install-ge-aviations-avionics-and-electrical-power-systems-on-777x-aircraft-4471327 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsboeing-to-install-ge-aviations-avionics-and-electrical-power-systems-on-777x-aircraft-4471327 Boeing has selected GE Aviation to provide common core avionics and electrical power systems for its twin-aisle 777X aircraft. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT SpaceX secures Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite contract http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspacex-secures-nasas-transiting-exoplanet-survey-satellite-contract-4471697 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspacex-secures-nasas-transiting-exoplanet-survey-satellite-contract-4471697 SpaceX has secured an $87m contract from Nasa to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Russia denies Sweden's claims of near-collision of military plane with civilian aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrussia-denies-swedens-claims-near-collision-military-plane-civilian-aircraft-4468535 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrussia-denies-swedens-claims-near-collision-military-plane-civilian-aircraft-4468535 Russia has denied claims that one of its military planes flew close to a Swedish civilian aircraft, forcing the commercial airliner to change its flight path. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Alcoa to acquire aircraft engine components maker TITAL http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsalcoa-acquire-aircraft-engine-components-maker-tital-4470114 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsalcoa-acquire-aircraft-engine-components-maker-tital-4470114 Alcoa has signed a deal to acquire TITAL, a producer of titanium and aluminium structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT AirAsia X places $15bn order for 55 Airbus A330neo aircraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairasia-x-places-15bn-order-for-55-airbus-a330neo-aircraft-4470355 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairasia-x-places-15bn-order-for-55-airbus-a330neo-aircraft-4470355 Low-cost airline AirAsia X has finalised a $15bn order for 55 Airbus A330neo airliners, becoming the biggest customer for A330 aircraft with 91 on order. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nasa tests AStar for efficient use of airspace http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-tests-astar-for-efficient-use-of-airspace-4469825 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-tests-astar-for-efficient-use-of-airspace-4469825 Researchers from Nasa Airspace Systems Program have tested the Airborne Spacing for Terminal Arrival Routes (AStar) software that is aimed at efficient use of airspace by pilots. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Atlas 5 rocket launches spy satellite of National Reconnaissance Office http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsatlas-5-rocket-launches-spy-satellite-national-reconnaissance-office-4468386 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsatlas-5-rocket-launches-spy-satellite-national-reconnaissance-office-4468386 A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has successfully launched from Space Launch Complex-3. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Aircelle to supply titanium exhaust systems for 777X aircraft engines http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaircelle-to-supply-titanium-exhaust-systems-for-777x-aircraft-engines-4468019 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaircelle-to-supply-titanium-exhaust-systems-for-777x-aircraft-engines-4468019 Boeing has selected Safran’s subsidiary Aircelle to supply titanium exhaust systems for the 777X aircraft GE9X turbofan engines. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT 28V DC Helicopter Engine Start System http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/power/28v-dc-helicopter-engine-start-system/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/power/28v-dc-helicopter-engine-start-system/ The DD28 Series of mobile DC ground power systems are designed for aircraft engine starting and battery charging applications for point of use at aircraft parking stands. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:27:00 GMT China's aircraft demand to value $820bn in 20 years, says report http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newschinas-aircraft-demand-value-820bn-20-years-report-4466497 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newschinas-aircraft-demand-value-820bn-20-years-report-4466497 China’s passenger traffic will grow ‘well above’ the world average in the next 20 years by when it will require over 5,300 aircraft with a total market value of $820bn, according to a report by Airbus. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT US scientists develop portable solar observatory for space missions http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsus-scientists-develop-portable-solar-observatory-for-space-missions-4467531 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsus-scientists-develop-portable-solar-observatory-for-space-missions-4467531 Scientists at the Southwest Research Institute in the US have developed miniature portable solar observatory for use on-board a commercial, manned suborbital spacecraft. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus considers revamping A380 superjumbo airliner http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-considers-revamping-a380-superjumbo-airliner-4467768 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-considers-revamping-a380-superjumbo-airliner-4467768 Airbus is reportedly planning to revamp its A380 superjumbo with new engines or launch the stretched version of the aircraft. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT