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Nasa to test alternative propulsion systems for next-generation space vehicles
22 August, 2014
Nasa's Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) technology demonstrator project is preparing to launch a small satellite in 2016, in order to test green propellant technology in...
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Boeing completes key reviews on CST-100 spacecraft
Friday, August 22, 2014 Boeing has completed key reviews of its Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100...

Heli-One to provide component support for AAR Airlift Sikorsky S-61 rotocraft
Friday, August 22, 2014 Helicopter support company Heli-One has been awarded a contract by AAR Airlift to provide CT58 engine and component support for its 20 Sikorsky S-61...

FAA grants STC certification for ACSS’ SafeRoute ADS-B In applications on A320 aircraft
Friday, August 22, 2014 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a supplemental type certification approval for Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems' (ACSS) SafeRoute Automatic...

BAE Systems developing human-like skin concept for aircraft
Friday, August 22, 2014 Engineers at BAE Systems' Advanced Technology Centre are working on a concept to give aircraft human-like 'skin', which is claimed to detect wind speed, temperature, physical strain and...

SMBC Aviation and Hong Kong Aviation offer to buy Awas aircraft assets
Thursday, August 21, 2014 SMBC Aviation Capital and Hong Kong Aviation Capital have reportedly offered bids to acquire Awas Aviation Capital's aircraft...

ESA awards contract to Arianespace for deployment of 12 Galileo satellites
Thursday, August 21, 2014 The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a contract to Arianespace for the launch of Galileo navigation satellites aboard its Ariane 5...

Japan plans to commercialise domestically manufactured aircraft by 2030
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology plans to launch a R&D programme in 2015 in line with efforts to commercialise domestically manufactured...

Transport Canada awards STC for Pilatus PC-12 enhanced vision system
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Transport Canada has awarded a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Pilatus Centre Canada (PCC) and Northeast Engineering & Development for their Pilatus PC-12 enhanced vision system...

Russian cosmonauts launch Peruvian research satellite
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Two Russian cosmonauts floating outside the International Space Station (ISS) have launched the Chasqui 1 research...

Privilege Style selects AJW Aviation for Boeing 767-300 spare parts supply
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Spanish airline Privilege Style has signed a contract with AJW Aviation for the supply of spare parts for the airline's Boeing 767-300...

Twin Galileo navigation satellites complete final functional testing ahead of launch
Tuesday, August 19, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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