Airbus to provide flight hour services to Vietnam Airlines' A350 XWB fleet
Airbus has secured a contract with Vietnam Airlines to provide flight hour services (FHS) to its fleet of 14 new A350-900 aircraft.
Solar Impulse 2 sets longest solo flight record
Solar Impulse founder and Swiss pilot Andr? Borschberg has broken the record for the longest ever solo flight, beating Steve Fossett who has held the record since 2005.
Nasa's Mars landing aircraft prepares to take first flight
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 year.
Fraunhofer researchers in Germany developing space debris surveillance system
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 orbit.
Rocket Lab to build orbital launch site in New Zealand
Rocket Lab has unveiled plans to build an orbital launch site on Kaitorete Spit in the Canterbury region of South Island, New Zealand.
Bell Helicopter completes maiden flight of Bell 525 Relentless helicopter
Bell Helicopter has completed the first flight of its super-medium Bell 525 Relentless helicopter at its aircraft assembly centre in Amarillo, Texas, US.
EASA approves Aspen Avionics' flight display system for Bell / Agusta 206 helicopters
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved Aspen Avionics'' EFD1000H primary flight display (PFD) for installation on Bell and Bell / Agusta 206 helicopters.
China Aviation Supplies places $11bn A330 order with Airbus
China Aviation Supplies Holding (CAS) has placed $11bn order with Airbus for 45 A330 family aircraft, with an option for 30 additional A330 airliners.
Canadian transport body recommends child safety systems on aircraft
The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada has recommended specially designed restraint systems for infants and young children travelling on commercial aircraft.
Embraer to join Boeing's ecoDemonstrator programme
Boeing and Embraer have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to test environmentally friendly technologies for aviation through the ecoDemonstrator programme.
Building a Mission-Critical Communications Network
Extensive deployment of video surveillance places heavy demands on network resources. The mission-critical network must therefore be able to support the high-bandwidth required by video traffic efficiently, with multiple stringent QoS levels.
Airbus delivers technology package payload for ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission
Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the technology package payload to the European Space Agency''s (ESA) LISA Pathfinder scientific mission.
Africair to buy Bell 525 and 407 GXP helicopters
Africair has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Bell Helicopter to purchase two Bell 525s and placed an order for a 407 GXP helicopter.
Kennon creating raft and inflation system for Nasa space crews
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) programme.
Saint Louis University to buy Cirrus SR20 trainer aircraft
Saint Louis University has selected Cirrus Aircraft to provide SR20 trainer aircraft for its pilot training programme.
China launches Gaofen-8 Earth observation satellite
China has launched Gaofen-8 Earth observation satellite from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the Shanxi province.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 supplying ISS explodes after launch
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, US.
Lockheed Martin receives first instrument of Nasa's OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft
Lockheed Martin has received the first of five instruments for Nasa''s Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex) spacecraft.
Solar Impulse 2 takes-off on record flight across the Pacific Ocean
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 flight.
Nasa and Microsoft to develop virtual assistance technology for ISS astronauts
Nasa has partnered with tech giant Microsoft to develop a virtual assistance technology for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).