Boeing receives first Nasa contract for human spaceflight to ISS
Boeing has secured a first crew rotation mission contract from Nasa to fly astronauts from the US to the international space station (ISS) in 2017.
Airbus plans to increase A320 aircraft production
Airbus is reportedly planning to step-up production of its twin-engine A320 series aircraft to more than 60 a month, to meet the increasing demand for the short to medium-range, narrow-body aircraft.
MTC and UK partners developing manufacturing techniques for aircraft and engines
UK-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) has partnered with aerospace companies to develop new manufacturing techniques for aero-engines and aircraft.
Nasa begins environmental tests on InSight Mars lander
Nasa has started environmental testing of its Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which will explore the interior structure of Mars.
Nasa selects instruments for exploration of Jupiter''s moon, Europa
Nasa has progressed its mission to Jupiter''s moon Europa with the selection of scientific instruments to study whether the icy moon is suitable for sustaining life.
Ariane 5 lifts-off DirecTV-15 and Sky Mexico-1 satellites
DirecTV-15 and Sky Mexico-1 satellites have successfully been lifted-off aboard an Arianespace''s Ariane 5 from spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Bell 407GXP Helicopter
Bell 407GXP is a multi-role utility helicopter developed by Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron. It is an improved variant of the Bell 407GX helicopter.
Sierra Nevada to support Turkey's regional aircraft project
The Turkish Government has partnered with Sierra Nevada (SNC) to produce the country''s first regional jet.
Express-AM7 Telecommunication Satellite
Russia''s new heavy-class telecommunication satellite, Express-AM7 is designed to provide communications and broadcasting services to users in Russian Federation, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 selected to launch US military satellites
The US Air Force (USAF) has approved SpaceX''s Falcon 9 rocket to launch the country''s future space missions, including military and spy satellites.
Space Systems Loral delivers Star One C4 satellite to French Guiana spaceport
Space Systems Loral (SSL) has delivered Embratel Star One''s Star One C4 satellite to the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, for launch aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle.
Hot-fire tests completed on USAF's hydrocarbon boost technology engine component
Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed hot-fire tests on the US Air Force''s (USAF) sub-scale, oxygen-rich pre-burner for its hydrocarbon boost technology demonstrator (HBTD) programme.
TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT Telecommunications Satellite
Thales Alenia Space developed Turkmenistan's first telecommunications satellite, TurkmenAlem52E or MonacoSAT, for the Turkmenistan Ministry of Communications.
Dubai Aerospace sells aircraft engine service unit StandardAero to Veritas Capital
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has signed a deal to sell StandardAero to an affiliate of Veritas Capital for undisclosed sum.
Airbus Defence and Space starts build phase of Grace-FO twin satellites
Airbus Defence and Space has completed the design phase and started build-up of the gravity recovery and climate experiment follow-on (Grace-FO) twin satellites.
Isro to test fly a reusable launch vehicle in July
Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is preparing to conduct a test flight of an aeroplane-shaped, small, reusable launch vehicle in July.
UAE launches space agency to accelerate exploration programmes
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched its space agency to accelerate space programmes, including Earth-orbiting satellite missions and the 2020 mission to Mars.
Nasa to reconfigure ISS for future commercial crew spacecraft
Nasa is preparing to reconfigure the International Space Station (ISS) to create primary and back-up docking ports for the US commercial crew spacecraft.
Structural Monitoring Systems supplies CVM technology to Sikorsky rotorcraft
Structural Monitoring Systems (SMS) has signed a deal with United Technologies'' subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft to supply its comparative vacuum monitoring (CVM) technology to Sikorsky aircraft.