Over the last several months, SpaceX has been hard at work preparing for our next flight â€“ a mission designed to demonstrate that a privately-developed space transportation system can deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS). NASA… Continue reading
At the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2011 Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Indonesian regional carrier PT Sky Aviation signed the contract for the purchase of 12 Sukhoi Superjet 100/95B aircraft.
Earlier at Le Bourget Airshow Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company… Continue reading
China successfully launched a maritime satellite at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China at 6:57 a.m. Tuesday Beijing Time.
The orbiter, Haiyang-2, was boosted by a Long March-4B carrier rocket from the launch center in the city… Continue reading
Northrop Grumman-built Block 30 Global Hawks Receive U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Capability Declaration
The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command has declared that the Northrop Grumman-built unmanned RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk has reached its initial operational capability (IOC).
IOC is declared when a development program completes initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E),… Continue reading
Australian carrier Qantas announced a major restructuring that could see it buy 110 new planes, cut up to 1,000 jobs and launch two Asia-focussed airlines as it bids to stem financial losses.
The bold new strategy for its international operations… Continue reading
WASHINGTON, August 16th, 2011 — The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $47 million contract to develop, demonstrate and deliver autonomous technologies for unmanned air systems in support of in-theater unmanned cargo resupply missions.
Under the contract, Lockheed… Continue reading
Confirms VSMPOâ€™s strategic position within the EADS/Airbus supply chain
Blagnac, 16 August 2011
Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer, Goodrich Corporation, the global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace and defence markets and VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation, the Russian titanium manufacturer,… Continue reading
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that a European airline, which has requested to remain unidentified at the present time, has signed a firm order for four Q400 NextGen high-speed turboprop airliners. The transaction includes options on an additional four Q400 NextGen… Continue reading
Eurocopter begins the deliveries of 20 Ecureuil helicopters ordered by UTair Aviation in the largest contract of its type for Russia and the CIS
Eurocopter has delivered the first of 20 Ecureuil family helicopters contracted last autumn by Russiaâ€™s UTair Aviation in the largest acquisition of its kind for the Russian and CIS market in the lightweight helicopter segment.
Zhukovsky Airfield, Russia, MAKS 2011… Continue reading
Boeing today announced that its Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business unit will showcase the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II simulator inside the National Congress Building in BrasÃlia from Aug. 16 through 19. The Brazilian public will be able to… Continue reading
Qantas has selected for the first time Airbus A320 aircraft to launch its new premium airline to service routes to/from Australia and the Asian region. In addition, Jetstar has selected the Airbus A320 to continue its growth in Australia and… Continue reading