Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Aerospace Technology-Updates Top ten aircraft with the longest wings Aircraft like AN-225 Mriya and Airbus A380 have enormous wingspans, designed to achieve the most efficient lift at take-off. lists the ten aircraft with the world’s longest wings. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT CFM International gets engine maintenance contract from VietJet Air Vietnam-based low-cost airline VietJet Air has awarded $300m engine maintenance contract to CFM International for its fleet of 21 Airbus A320ceo aircraft. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sukhoi receives vertical navigation certification for Sukhoi Superjet 100 Russian aircraft builder Sukhoi has received vertical navigation (VNAV) certification for its Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) from the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT GE Aviation and Turbocoating to produce coatings for aircraft engine components GE Aviation has formed a joint venture (JV) with Italian firm Turbocoating, to produce thermal barrier coatings for ceramic matrix composite components used in aircraft engines. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Garmin expands G950 flight deck solutions for Metroliner and Twin Otter aircraft Garmin International has received supplemental type certificate approval to equip its G950 Integrated Flight Deck on Metroliner and Twin Otter aircraft. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Safran and Albany International inaugurate engine component plant in France Safran and Albany International have opened a carbon-composite components facility in eastern France. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Boeing commences final assembly of first 787-9 Dreamliner at South Carolina plant Final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner has commenced at Boeing’s facility in South Carolina, US, integrating large fuselage sections of the super-efficient jetliner. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Assembly on first Ariane 5 for 2015 begins at French Guiana spaceport Assembly of the first Ariane 5 rocket has started at the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana and is scheduled for launch in 2015. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Bell Helicopter extends core components contract with Kaman Aerosystems Bell Helicopter has extended its existing contract with Kaman Aerosystems, to produce skin and skin-to-core components for Bell's commercial helicopters. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus to fund aircraft wing technologies at UK plant Airbus is to invest £48m in its manufacturing facility in Broughton, North Wales, UK, to develop new systems and technologies for aircraft wings. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Airbus gets $14bn order for 50 wide-body aircraft 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 Orbital Sciences to manage launch of Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite 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 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 US universities to develop technologies for Nasa’s future exploration missions 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 Gulfstream Aerospace selects Esterline‘s flight deck solutions for G500 and G600 aircraft 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 Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) 1C Satellite IRNSS-1C is a navigation satellite designed, developed and launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in October 2014. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT GKN Aerospace and partners to develop futuristic wing technologies 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 Airbus Defence and Space to build service module for Orion capsule 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 Airbus to build five Beluga transport aircraft Airbus has announced plans to develop five new Beluga transport aircraft, to transport large aircraft components. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT NTSB upheld FAA's authority to regulate use of drones 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