NASA SELECTS SPACEX’S FALCON 9 BOOSTER AND DRAGON SPACECRAFT FOR CARGO RESUPPLY SERVICES TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
F9/Dragon Will Replace the Cargo Transport Function of the Space Shuttle after 2010
HAWTHORNE, CA â€“ December 23, 2008 â€“ NASA today announced its selection of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon… Continue reading
Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration Unmanned Aircraft Program Receives Prestigious U.S. Navy Test Team Award
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) RQ-4 Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration (GHMD) team was recently named Test Team of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2008 by the U.S. Navy’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20. The team won the coveted… Continue reading
IAI and Elbit Systems Awarded $141 Million Contract to Supply Combined Airborne Imagery Intelligence Systems to the Turkish Air Force
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) and Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT) announced today that their respective subsidiaries, ELTA Systems Ltd. (ELTA)… Continue reading
The second of four SSJ100 prototypes SN95003 took to the skies on December 24, thus joining the flight test program started earlier this year.
The aircraft took off from the factory runaway and safely landed after a successful 2h 30min.… Continue reading
Rolls-Royce announced today that Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has chosen the Trent 700EP to power a further eight Airbus A330 aircraft. The Trent 700EP is the latest and more fuel-efficient version of… Continue reading
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Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] rolled out the first weight-optimized conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant of the F-35 Lightning II fighter on Dec. 19. The new F-35A, called AF-1, joins three weight-optimized F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing variants currently undergoing testing.… Continue reading
Fleet modernization centers on EMBRAER 170 and EMBRAER 190SRs for BA CityFlyer
SÃ£o JosÃ© dos Campos, December 22, 2008 â€“
Embraer and British Airways signed a contract for 11 E-Jets, comprised of six EMBRAER 170 and five EMBRAER 190SR jets,… Continue reading
Following the EU-Brazil summit, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and President Luiz InÃ¡cio Lula da Silva of Brazil officially announced the contract for 50 EC725 helicopters which has been signed by the Brazilian government and a consortium formed by Eurocopter… Continue reading
EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 22, 2008 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the all-new 787 Dreamliner‘s scheduled maintenance program.
The scheduled maintenance program defines the maintenance tasks and intervals operators will use… Continue reading