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UK consortium to develop imaging technology to produce carbon composite aircraft
30 January, 2015
A consortium-led by British defence technology firm QinetiQ is working on new imaging technology, to design and manufacture current and future generations of carbon composite...
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Aerojet Rocketdyne’s electric propulsion system selected for Europe’s Neosat mission
Friday, January 30, 2015 Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space have awarded a contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne to develop an electronic controller for the XR-5 Hall Thruster for the Neosat...

Malaysia declares MH370 disappearance as an accident
Friday, January 30, 2015 The Malaysian Government has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as an accident, which is in one of the world's biggest aviation...

Space agencies from France and China collaborate on ocean-observing satellite programme
Friday, January 30, 2015 The Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES) of France and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) have partnered to develop a China-France oceanography satellite...

Southwest Airlines to equip Boeing 737s with McMurdo’s emergency locator transmitters
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Southwest Airlines has selected McMurdo's emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) for its fleet of 636 Boeing 737...

Piper Aircraft launches single-engine Meridian M500 business jet
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Piper Aircraft has launched the M-Class single-engine Meridian M500 business...

VSE acquires Killick Aerospace’s aircraft MRO and engine components businesses
Thursday, January 29, 2015 US-based technical services company VSE has completed its acquisition of Killick Aerospace's four business...

Safran opens research and technology centre in France
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Safran has inaugurated a research and technology centre in Saclay, Paris, France, to focus on electric aircraft, new aircraft propulsion architectures and information and communications...

AVIC Aircraft selects Parker Aerospace’s flight controls and hydraulic system for MA700 aircraft
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Aviation Industry Corporation of China's AVIC Aircraft has awarded a contract to Parker Aerospace to provide flight control actuation and a hydraulic system for the new MA700 regional...

Orbital Sciences receives approval to merge with ATK
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Orbital Sciences has received approval from its shareholders to proceed with its planned $5bn merger with Alliant Techsystems' (ATK) Aerospace and Defense...

Japan Airlines finalises deal for 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Japan Airlines (JAL) has finalised a deal with Mitsubishi Aircraft to purchase 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ)...

Aviation consortium to develop non-halon fire extinguishing solutions for aircrafts
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 A consortium of aviation manufacturers, along with other industry companies, is working to develop non-halon fire extinguishing solutions for use in aviation engines and auxiliary power unit...

Boeing and SpaceX prepare to launch flights to ISS in 2017
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Boeing and SpaceX are preparing to begin the first manned test flights to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017....

Botswana's police force to buy Airbus AS350 B3e helicopters
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Botswana's Police Service has placed an order with Airbus Helicopters for three AS350 B3e 'Ecureuil' helicopters....

Nasa reveals helicopter drone concept to explore Mars
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Nasa scientists are developing a helicopter drone concept at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, US, to study the surrounding area of Mars....

BOC Aviation selects CFM56-5B engines for Airbus A320ceo aircraft
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 CFM International has secured a $200m contract to provide CFM56-5B engines for BOC Aviation's ten new Airbus A320ceo aircraft....

EIB to fund Airbus's aeronautical research activities in France
Monday, January 26, 2015 Airbus Group has secured €500m finance from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its R&D activities in France....

Virgin Galactic to drop Scaled Composites from SpaceShipTwo rocket testing
Monday, January 26, 2015 Scaled Composites is reportedly being dropped from testing Virgin Galactic’s new SpaceShipTwo (SS2) rocket....

SES selects Arianespace to launch SES-12 communications satellite
Friday, January 23, 2015 Luxembourg-based commercial satellite operator SES has selected Arianespace to launch its first all-electric communications satellite, SES-12....

Inmarsat prepares to launch Inmarsat-5 F2 in February
Friday, January 23, 2015 UK satellite telecommunications firm Inmarsat is preparing to launch its Inmarsat-5 F2 (I-5 F2) satellite on 1 February....

Nasa and ATK prepare for static-fire test of SLS booster qualification motor
Friday, January 23, 2015 Nasa and ATK have installed the first Space Launch System (SLS) booster qualification motor, QM-1, in a test stand in Utah in preparations for its static-fire test in March....


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