The Boeing Company has begun work on a four-month NASA contract to develop a mission concept study for solar electric propulsion technologies. Under the $600,000 firm, fixed-price contract, Boeing will evaluate concepts that combine high-power solar arrays with advanced electric… Continue reading
Eurocopter innovation puts the focus on safety with the worlds first flight of a hybrid helicopter combining an internal combustion engine and an electric motor
Eurocopter has successfully tested a hybrid helicopter that combines a turboshaft internal combustion engine with an electric motor for a world premiere, marking a new milestone in its innovation roadmap that opens the way for further enhancements in rotary-wing aircraft… Continue reading
In a special ceremony here on the opening day of the 2011 Paris Air Show, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), its subsidiary, Shanghai Aircraft Manufacture Company, and CFM International signed the Master Contract for the C919 / LEAP… Continue reading
China Southern Airlines today has selected 20 CF34-10E-powered EMBRAER 190 aircraft to add to its fleet. China Southern is leasing the E190s from China Development Bank (CDB) Leasing. Aircraft deliveries will begin this year.
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“The GE90-powered Boeing 777 aircraft have proven to be extremely popular aircraft for their performance and exceptional fuel burn,” said Kevin McAllister, vice… Continue reading
January 10, 2011 â€“ GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, today announced delivery of a new Airbus A320 aircraft to Saudi Arabian Airlines.
It is the 12th of 15 A320s… Continue reading
Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft, today officially introduced â€œProject Firefly,â€ an all-electric helicopter technology demonstrator, at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture exhibition. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
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July 12, 2010 — Shanghai — Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) today announced that GE Aviation Systems and AVIC Systems, the partners to a proposed AVIC GE joint venture, have… Continue reading
Innovation and eco-efficiency are the buzzwords at EADS. Following the flight of an aircraft powered by algae-based fuel, EADS is now tackling the new challenge of a zero-emission propellant.
Partnered by Aero Composites Saintonge and the Greencri-cri Association, EADS Innovation… Continue reading