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Twin Galileo navigation satellites complete final functional testing ahead of launch
19 August, 2014
Europe's twin Galileo navigation satellites have successfully completed final functional testing at spaceport in French Guiana, paving way for the launch on 21...
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ICBC Financial Leasing expects to double aircraft deliveries by 2016
Monday, August 18, 2014 Chinese firm ICBC Financial Leasing is seeking to double the number of aircraft deliveries by the end of...

Ethiopian Airlines close to finalise aircraft order
Monday, August 18, 2014 Ethiopian Airlines is close to take a final decision on which aircraft variants to buy from Boeing and Airbus, as part of its fleet modernisation and expansion...

Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft makes re-entry to Earth
Monday, August 18, 2014 Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft has disintegrated after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere, marking the completion of a second commercial resupply...

Optus 10 satellite reaches French Guiana ahead of September launch
Friday, August 15, 2014 The Optus 10 spacecraft arrived in French Guiana's Space Centre yesterday, marking a milestone for a new phase of payload preparations at the spaceport with Arianespace's Ariane 5...

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests LEO-46 rocket motor
Friday, August 15, 2014 Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed the hot-fire static test of LEO-46, the first-stage solid propellant rocket motor of its Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite Integrated Defense...

FAA’s last UAS test site becomes operational
Friday, August 15, 2014 The US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the last of its six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and...

Lockheed Martin successfully launches DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 Satellite
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services (LMCLS) has successfully launched DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing satellite aboard the 57-long Atlas V 401 configuration...

Airbus’s A350 XWB aircraft completes route-proving tests
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Airbus's A350-900 aircraft has successfully completed its route-proving drive, paving the way towards type certification in the third quarter this...

Northrop provides self-deploying antennas for Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Northrop Grumman's strategic business unit Astro Aerospace has delivered 13 lightweight antennas capable of self-deploying in 200ms to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates for integration...

Northrop to deliver navigation system for Nasa's Solar Probe Plus mission
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Northrop Grumman has received a contract from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) for the integration of its Space Inertial Reference Unit (Scalable SIRU) into...

Orbital to build HYLAS 4 commercial satellite for Avanti Communications
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Avanti Communications has awarded a contract to Orbital Sciences to build the HYLAS 4 broadband communications...

Cessna Aircraft gets final certification for Citation M2 in Brazil and Argentina
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Civil aviation authorities in Brazil and Argentina have certified Cessna Aircraft’s Citation M2 business jet, leading the way for deliveries of the aircraft in the region....

Dürr to integrate aircraft assembly technology business with Broetje-Automation
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Germany-based Dürr has unveiled plans to merge its aircraft assembly technology business with Broetje-Automation...

China plans first recoverable moon orbiter launch
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 China is planning to launch its first recoverable moon orbiter later this year as a prototype model for its new lunar probe, the Chang'e-5, marking the latest step in efforts to ramp-up...

Arianespace starts payload integration for next Soyuz mission
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Arianespace has successfully integrated the first of two Galileo navigation satellites on its payload dispenser system for orbiting on its scheduled 21 August Soyuz...

Etihad Airways to buy 49% stake in Italian carrier Alitalia
Monday, August 11, 2014 Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has signed a deal to buy a 49% stake in Italian carrier Alitalia for €387.5m as part of a €1.75bn turnaround...

Embattled Malaysia Airlines gets state buyout offer
Monday, August 11, 2014 The Malaysian Government's investment branch Khazanah Nasional has proposed the acquisition of the remaining 30% of the Malaysia Airlines for $437m as part of its efforts to restore the...

Iranian plane crash in Tehran kills 39
Monday, August 11, 2014 An Iran-140 Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915 has crashed in Tehran shortly after taking off from Mehrabad International Airport, killing at least 39 of the 48 people on-board....

ATK completes critical design review of Nasa’s SLS rocket booster
Friday, August 08, 2014 ATK’s five-segment solid rocket booster (SRB), intended to power Nasa's Space Launch System (SLS), has successfully completed its critical design review (CDR), paving the way for...

FAA approves drone test flights over upstate New York
Friday, August 08, 2014 The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved drone test flights over upstate New York as part of a research programme to evaluate their use in...


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