ScienceDaily (Mar. 6, 2008) â€” The RoboSwift, the micro-aircraft inspired by the swift, has made its first flight. In recent months, aerospace engineering students at Delft University of Technology have developed the aircraft in cooperation with the Experimental Zoology… Continue reading
After several days spent in a parking orbit 2000 km ahead of the ISS, Jules Verne ATV is now ready to join up with the International Space Station. This first docking attempt can be followed live on 3 April 2008… Continue reading
The companyâ€™s fleet will have 36 EMBRAER 195 jets, and could grow to 76 airplanes
SÃ£o JosÃ© dos Campos, March 27, 2008 â€“
Embraer signed a contract with the newest Brazilian airline, commanded by the businessman David Neeleman, for… Continue reading
SEATTLE, March 28, 2008 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced today it has agreed to acquire Vought Aircraft Industries’ interest in Global Aeronautica, LLC, a South Carolina fuselage sub-assembly facility for Boeing’s newest airplane, the 787 Dreamliner. After the… Continue reading
Rolls-Royce today welcomed the Ministry of Defenceâ€™s award of the Â£13 billion contract to the AirTanker consortium for the UKâ€™s Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) Private Finance Initiative programme.
As a shareholder and sub-contractor to AirTanker, the value to Rolls-Royce… Continue reading
SEATTLE, March 27, 2008 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today confirmed an order for three Next-Generation 737s by national flag carrier Turkmenistan Airlines. The order for two 737-900ERs and one 737-700 is worth approximately $221 million at list… Continue reading
General Giuseppe Marani, Commanding General Air Command (Squadra Aerea) of the Italian Air Force, flew Eurofighter Typhoon at the conversion unit 20 Gruppo at Grosseto on March 19, 2008.
The General, a graduate of the Empire Test Pilot School, has… Continue reading
EADS-led AirTanker consortium signs 27 year air refuelling contract with the U.K. Ministry of Defence
AirTanker aircraft will be more than 50 per cent British by value
The Airbus A330-200 has now won each of the last five military tanker contracts internationally demonstrating its… Continue reading
ST. LOUIS, March 27, 2008 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] hosted a small-business supplier forum March 19 in Houston that attracted more than 75 companies interested in working together to compete for NASA’s Facilities Development and Operations Contract (FDOC).… Continue reading
ST. LOUIS, March 27, 2008 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has returned the second C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) aircraft, H2.5, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for continued testing and software upgrades.
A joint Boeing and U.S. Air… Continue reading
FORT WAYNE, Indiana â€” Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels joined a U.S. Army official and several hundred BAE Systems employees to celebrate the delivery of the companyâ€™s 10,000th T700 digital engine control. The companyâ€™s Fort Wayne plant builds the controls for… Continue reading