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Bombardier postpones Global 7000 entry-into-service to 2018
31 July, 2015
Bombardier has postponed the commercial debut of its Global 7000 business jet to the second half of 2018, from the original entry-into-service plan for next year, to accelerate its CSeries...
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GE to provide GEnx-1B engines for CIT Aerospace’s Boeing 787
Friday, July 31, 2015 CIT Aerospace has awarded a $200m contract to GE Aviation to provide GEnx-1B engines for its four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner...

Debris found on Reunion Island likely to be from MH370
Friday, July 31, 2015 Aircraft debris found on the French island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean is believed to be the component of the ill-fated flight MH370 that disappeared in March last...

Wyle selected to provide biomedical services for Nasa’s deep-space missions
Friday, July 31, 2015 Wyle Laboratories has secured a contract with Nasa to provide biomedical, medical and health services to its future human spaceflight platforms being managed at the Johnson Space Center in...

TransDigm to acquire PneuDraulics for $325m
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Aircraft components manufacturer TransDigm has signed a deal to acquire US-based PneuDraulics for $325m in...

Energid Technologies is developing a lightweight robot arm for the ISS
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Energid Technologies has secured funding from Nasa to develop a lightweight robot arm for use with small robotic research platforms that fly onboard the International Space Station...

SpiceJet looks to buy 100 narrow-body aircraft
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet is planning to purchase around 100 narrow-body aircraft from Boeing and...

FAA backs ‘Know Before You Fly’ campaign to tackle drones obstructing firefighters
Thursday, July 30, 2015 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partnered with industry firms and the modelling community on a 'Know Before You Fly' campaign, to promote awareness among unmanned aircraft...

Air China to raise $1.9bn to purchase 787 Dreamliner aircraft
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Air China is planning to raise CNY12bn ($1.9bn) through private placement of new shares, to fund the purchase of 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliner...

GKN to acquire Netherlands-based Fokker Technologies for €706m
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 UK-based GKN has signed a deal to acquire Netherlands-based Fokker Technologies from Arle Capital for €706m, in order to strengthen its presence in the aerospace...

Solvay to acquire US-based Cytec for $5.5bn
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Belgian firm Solvay has signed a deal to acquire US-based Cytec for $5.5bn, to exploit the demand for lightweight composite materials in the aerospace...

GE Capital Aviation Services to sell 17 aircraft to Orix for $750m
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Japanese financial services group Orix will buy 17 aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services for around...

Two more satellites join China’s Beidou global navigation system
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 A Long March-3B / Expedition-1 carrier rocket has successfully launched two navigation satellites to join China's Beidou global navigation network, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in...

Galileo satellites begin final preparations for launch from French Guiana
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 The ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have reached French Guiana to begin final preparations for launch aboard the Soyuz rocket in...

Precision Castparts to acquire Noranco for $560m
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Precision Castparts (PCC) has signed a deal to acquire Noranco from MidOcean Partners and PSP Investments for...

UK scientists trial bomb-proof lining to tackle aircraft explosions
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 A team of scientists, including some from the University of Sheffield, have trialled a bomb-proof lining technology on an aircraft at Cotswolds Airport in the...

Shandong Hairuo General Aviation to buy six Cessna Skyhawk 172s
Monday, July 27, 2015 China-based Shandong Hairuo General Aviation has placed an order with Textron's subsidiary Cessna Aircraft to purchase six Skyhawk 172...

Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite to undergo final system level testing in France
Monday, July 27, 2015 Airbus Defence and Space UK has integrated the Sentinel-5 Precursor platform and the Tropomi instrument, and will deliver it to France for final system level...

Alcoa acquires titanium supplier RTI for $1.5bn
Monday, July 27, 2015 Alcoa has concluded its previously announced acquisition of RTI International Metals for...

Nasa completes critical design review of its space launch system
Monday, July 27, 2015 Nasa has completed critical design review (CDR) of its space launch system (SLS) at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama,...

New Zealand to introduce new regulations for unmanned aircraft
Friday, July 24, 2015 The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA) will put into effect new regulations for unmanned aircraft from 1...


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