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Airbus to provide flight hour services to Vietnam Airlines’ A350 XWB fleet
03 July, 2015
Airbus has secured a contract with Vietnam Airlines to provide flight hour services (FHS) to its fleet of 14 new A350-900...
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Solar Impulse 2 sets longest solo flight record
Friday, July 03, 2015 Solar Impulse founder and Swiss pilot André Borschberg has broken the record for the longest ever solo flight, beating Steve Fossett who has held the record since...

Rocket Lab to build orbital launch site in New Zealand
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Rocket Lab has unveiled plans to build an orbital launch site on Kaitorete Spit in the Canterbury region of South Island, New...

Fraunhofer researchers in Germany developing space debris surveillance system
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Researchers from Fraunhofer Society of Germany are developing a space surveillance system that will help tackle potential collisions of satellites and spacecraft with space debris in low-Earth...

Nasa’s Mars landing aircraft prepares to take first flight
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Nasa is preparing to conduct the first flight of its preliminary research aerodynamic design to land on Mars (Prandtl-m) flying wing aircraft later this...

Bell Helicopter completes maiden flight of Bell 525 Relentless helicopter
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Bell Helicopter has completed the first flight of its super-medium Bell 525 Relentless helicopter at its aircraft assembly centre in Amarillo, Texas,...

Canadian transport body recommends child safety systems on aircraft
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada has recommended specially designed restraint systems for infants and young children travelling on commercial...

EASA approves Aspen Avionics’ flight display system for Bell / Agusta 206 helicopters
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved Aspen Avionics' EFD1000H primary flight display (PFD) for installation on Bell and Bell / Agusta 206...

Embraer to join Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator programme
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Boeing and Embraer have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to test environmentally friendly technologies for aviation through the ecoDemonstrator...

China Aviation Supplies places $11bn A330 order with Airbus
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 China Aviation Supplies Holding (CAS) has placed $11bn order with Airbus for 45 A330 family aircraft, with an option for 30 additional A330...

Airbus delivers technology package payload for ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the technology package payload to the European Space Agency's (ESA) LISA Pathfinder scientific...

Kennon creating raft and inflation system for Nasa space crews
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 US-based Kennon is developing a lightweight, compact raft and inflation system for space mission crews, after securing a Nasa grant under its small business innovation research (SBIR)...

Saint Louis University to buy Cirrus SR20 trainer aircraft
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Saint Louis University has selected Cirrus Aircraft to provide SR20 trainer aircraft for its pilot training...

Africair to buy Bell 525 and 407 GXP helicopters
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Africair has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Bell Helicopter to purchase two Bell 525s and placed an order for a 407 GXP...

Lockheed Martin receives first instrument of Nasa’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft
Monday, June 29, 2015 Lockheed Martin has received the first of five instruments for Nasa's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex)...

China launches Gaofen-8 Earth observation satellite
Monday, June 29, 2015 China has launched Gaofen-8 Earth observation satellite from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the Shanxi...

Solar Impulse 2 takes-off on record flight across the Pacific Ocean
Monday, June 29, 2015 The Solar Impulse 2 project team has started stage eight of the solar-powered aircraft trip from Nagoya Airfield in Japan to Hawaii, as part of its round-the-world...

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 supplying ISS explodes after launch
Monday, June 29, 2015 An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket intended to carry cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) exploded around two minutes after lift-off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida,...

Nasa and Microsoft to develop virtual assistance technology for ISS astronauts
Friday, June 26, 2015 Nasa has partnered with tech giant Microsoft to develop a virtual assistance technology for astronauts aboard the International Space Station...

Boeing to reduce 747 jumbo aircraft production in 2016
Friday, June 26, 2015 Boeing plans to scale-down production of its 747-8 jumbo aircraft to one per month in early 2016, due to a drop in demand for the...

Virgin Galactic and Arianespace to launch OneWeb’s internet satellite constellation
Friday, June 26, 2015 British Channel Islands-based OneWeb has signed contracts with Virgin Galactic and Arianespace to provide launch services for its planned 900-satellite constellation, which will deliver...


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