Argentina puts its first geostationary communications satellite in orbit
Aerospace Technology, 17 hours ago
Argentina has launched its first geostationary communications satellite from the spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana.
Nasa looks to use soft-landing technology for future space missions
Aerospace Technology, 17 hours ago
Nasa plans to use SpaceX''s propulsive soft-landing technology on the first stage of Falcon 9 rocket, to facilitate its future missions to Mars.
Airbus to scale-down A330 aircraft production
Aerospace Technology, 17 hours ago
Airbus is planning to reduce production rate of its A330 aircraft to nine per month from the current rate of ten.
SSL delivers DIRECTV 14 satellite to be launched aboard Ariane 5
Aerospace Technology, October 17, 2014
Commercial satellite provider Space Systems/Loral (SSL) has delivered DIRECTV 14 satellite constructed for US-based DIRECTV.
Mitsubishi Aircraft set to unveil Japan's first passenger jet
Aerospace Technology, October 17, 2014
Mitsubishi Aircraft is to unveil its first Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) in Nagoya after years of delays.
EASA clears Airbus's A350 XWB to fly up to 370 minutes with single engine
Aerospace Technology, October 17, 2014
Airbus has received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to fly its A350 XWB more than six hours on one engine should the other fail, allowing airlines to operate the aircraft on any route.
Gulfstream wins 70 aircraft orders from Flexjet and Qatar Airways
Aerospace Technology, October 16, 2014
General Dynamics'' subsidiary Gulfstream Aerospace has received orders for up to 50 aircraft from US-based Flexjet and 20 aircraft from Qatar Airways.
IndiGo to buy 250 Airbus A320neo aircraft
Aerospace Technology, October 16, 2014
India-based low-cost carrier IndiGo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus to buy 250 A320neo (new engine option) single-aisle airliners.
Rolls-Royce CTi fan blade equipped engine completes first flight test
Aerospace Technology, October 16, 2014
Rolls-Royce has completed the first flight test of aircraft featuring its composite carbon/titanium (CTi) fan blade with advance and ultrafan engine design.
US researchers develop optical device to identify Earth-like exoplanets
Aerospace Technology, October 15, 2014
Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center in the US have developed a new optical device that will be installed on the Italian National Telescope to identify Earth-like exoplanets orbiting distant stars.
James Webb Space Telescope instruments complete cryogenic vacuum test
Aerospace Technology, October 15, 2014
The near infrared spectrograph (NIRSpec) and the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have completed cryogenic vacuum tests at Nasa''s Goddard Space Flight Center in Washington DC, US.
Gulfstream Aerospace unveils two new business jets
Aerospace Technology, October 15, 2014
General Dynamics'' subsidiary Gulfstream Aerospace has unveiled two new business jets, the Gulfstream G500 and G600.
Air Charter Service unveils aircraft guide app
Aerospace Technology, October 15, 2014
Aircraft charter specialist Air Charter Service has released a new free aircraft guide smartphone and tablet app.
GE to buy helicopter lessor Milestone Aviation for $1.7bn
Aerospace Technology, October 14, 2014
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed a $1.7bn deal to buy Irish helicopter-leasing firm Milestone Aviation.
ESA research finds new adhesive to develop ultra-stable structures for space instruments
Aerospace Technology, October 14, 2014
Researchers at the European Space Agency (ESA) have found out new ultra-stable adhesive that could play a key role in assembling rock-solid structures for space missions.
Garuda Indonesia to buy 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft
Aerospace Technology, October 14, 2014
Garuda Indonesia has placed a $4.9bn order with Boeing for 50 737 MAX 8 aircraft to expand and upgrade its fleet to meet demands.
Arianespace prepares for sixth Ariane 5 mission
Aerospace Technology, October 13, 2014
Arianespace has started assembly of the heavy-lift launcher for Ariane 5's sixth mission.
Airbus gets $7bn A320 aircraft order from China
Aerospace Technology, October 13, 2014
China Aviation Supplies Holding (CAS) has signed a deal valued around $7bn with Airbus to buy 70 A320 series aircraft.
Koreasat-7 Communication Satellite
Aerospace Technology, October 13, 2014
Koreasat-7 is a new communications satellite scheduled to be launched into the geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) in 2016.
Embraer to build assembly plant for Legacy business jets in US
Aerospace Technology, October 10, 2014
Embraer has broken ground on a new assembly plant in Melbourne, Florida, US, for its Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 aircraft.