Airbus plans to raise A320 aircraft production to 50 a month by 2017
Airbus is reportedly planning to increase production of its narrow-body twin-engine A320 aircraft to 50 a month within two years from the current rate of 42.
Flite-Wise project develops wireless sensor technology for aircraft monitoring
EU-backed Flite Instrumentation Test Wireless Sensor (FLITE-WISE) project has devised a new wireless sensor system to support continuous monitoring of aircraft.
Sentinel-2A earth observation satellite prepares for lift-off in June
The European Space Agency''s (ESA) Sentinel-2A earth observation satellite has completed testing and is preparing for launch on 12 June aboard a Vega rocket from Kourou space centre in French Guiana.
Boeing to equip 777X aircraft with BAE Systems' remote electronic units
Boeing selected BAE Systems'' remote electronic units (REU) for its twin-aisle 777X aircraft.
Allegiant Travel to buy six Airbus A319 from Cebu Pacific
Allegiant Travel Company has signed a deal with Philippines-based carrier Cebu Pacific to buy six Airbus A319 aircraft.
Whitcraft selected to provide next-generation PurePower GTF engine parts and assemblies
US-based Whitcraft has secured a $234m contract from Pratt & Whitney to supply parts and assemblies for the next-generation PurePower geared turbofan (GTF) engine family.
COMAC plans to conduct C919 test flights
Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) is reportedly planning to commence test flights of C919 aircraft this year.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise looks to sell StandardAero aviation unit for $1.8bn
Aircraft leasing firm Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is reportedly planning to sell its StandardAero aviation services unit for $1.8bn.
Jonal Laboratories to provide rubber-based components for Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines
Pratt & Whitney has awarded a contract to Jonal Laboratories to provide non-metallic rubber-based elastomeric parts for its aircraft engines.
Bombardier receives approval for CS300 aircraft flight tests
Transport Canada has issued a flight permit to Bombardier Commercial Aircraft to conduct first flight of its CS300 aircraft.
Aeros commences production of 40E `Sky Dragon' airship
Lighter-than-air aircraft manufacturer Worldwide Aeros (Aeros) has commenced production of its latest airship, 40E ''Sky Dragon'', at its engineering and production complex in Montebello, California, US.
New Zealand and Australia ground Robinson R44 series helicopters over possible defects
The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand and Australia''s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) have grounded all Robinson R44 series helicopters equipped with a (C016-7) Dash 7 main rotor blade (MRB) with immediate effect.
Dual Electronics and Arclarity to develop collision avoiding system for drones
Dual Electronics and Arclarity have partnered to develop a sense-and-avoid system for autonomously flying drones.
Battelle tests ice protection technology for drones
US-based Battelle has tested a new ice protection system for unmanned aerial vehicles.
Nasa and Orbital ATK engineers to test solid rocket booster avionics for SLS rocket
Nasa and Orbital ATK engineers are preparing to test solid rocket booster avionics for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.
ESA member countries approve earth explorer Biomass satellite programme
Member states of the European Space Agency (ESA) have approved the Biomass satellite mission.
Turbomeca's Arrano engine to power Airbus X4 helicopter
Airbus Helicopters has selected Safran subsidiary Turbomeca''s Arrano engine to power its new twin engine X4 helicopter.
Nasa tests advanced composite materials for future rocket boosters
Engineers at Nasa have conducted a test on advanced composite materials that could be used to produce powerful future rocket boosters.
Setouchi Holdings to buy turboprop aircraft maker Quest Aircraft in the US
Tsuneishi Group''s subsidiary Setouchi Holdings has agreed to acquire US-based Quest Aircraft for an undisclosed amount.
Alaska Airlines to buy six Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft
US-based Alaska Airlines has placed a $594m order with Boeing for six Boeing 737-900 extended range (ER) aircraft.