Deals this week: NanoRacks, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, Triangle Holdings


NanoRacks and Nasa have partnered to conduct a study on the development of Ixion commercial habitat concept.

Financed by Nasa’s NextSTEP-2 programme, the deal will focus on the repurposing spent launch vehicle upper stages.

An undisclosed customer has placed a $162m order with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft for five Q400 turboprop aircraft.

"Financed by Nasa’s NextSTEP-2 programme, the deal will focus on the repurposing spent launch vehicle upper stages."

The aircraft are expected to provide customers with operational flexibility and passenger comfort.

Triangle Holdings has made a strategic investment in Norwegian firm Norsk Titanium to help extend its Rapid Plasma Deposition capability.

The investment will allow Norsk Titanium to transform titanium wire into complex components to serve the commercial aerospace industry.