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Boeing to Establish New Aerospace & Autonomy Center

New research and development facility brings together engineering teams to accelerate development of future mobility solutions 100,000 square foot facility scheduled to open in 2020 Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced plans to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Mass., becoming the first major tenant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT)… Read More ›

Bell’s Michael Thacker on Urban Air Mobility

Testimony of Michael Thacker, Executive Vice President, Technology and Innovation at Bell, in front of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on July 24, 2018. Bell’s Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation Michael Thacker testifies to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Urban Air Mobility: The Way Forward. “AT… Read More ›

Australia to Purchase Triton Aircraft System, Delivering Unprecedented Maritime Domain Awareness

The Australian Department of Defence­ officially announced its plan on June 26, 2018 to purchase the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)-built Triton aircraft system, further cementing the company’s commitment to a longstanding U.S. ally. An unmanned aircraft system with an autonomous capability built for maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Triton is the first Northrop Grumman-built… Read More ›

The JetBlue Foundation Empowers Tech and Innovation-Focused Programs by Providing Grants for STEM Initiatives

— Major Grants Awarded to Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, Lower Eastside Girls Club, EnCorps, Orlando Science Center and Project Scientist to Help Their STEM Programs Take Flight — — Seed Grants Provided to Help Up-and-Coming Programs Take Flight — JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced the newest round of grants provided by the JetBlue… Read More ›

Significant Step Forward in the Digitization of the Dangerous Goods Supply Chain.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken a significant step forward in the digitalization of the dangerous goods supply chain following the adoption of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. The e-DGD is an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), leveraging industry initiatives to digitalize data and embrace data sharing… Read More ›

Honeywell Ignites STEM Interest Through Interactive Space Camp Experience For 320 Students

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that 320 students from 45 countries and 27 U.S. states and territories will attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy this year. As part of the leadership program, Honeywell will host students for two consecutive, weeklong programs, Feb. 25 through March 10, 2017, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC)… Read More ›

Embraer introduces the Legacy 650E, offering industry’s longest warranty

Embraer Executive Jets today unveiled a new version of its Legacy 650 large business jet, the Legacy 650E. Featuring automation and technology updates, the aircraft, which already has exceptional operational costs and the largest cabin in its class, now carries an unprecedented 10-year or 10,000-flight hour warranty, which is the longest in the business jet… Read More ›


The first stones of ESA’s new establishment in the UK were laid in a ceremony today by Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, UK Minister of Universities and Science David Willets and the first ESA Director General, Roy Gibson. While placing one of the stones in a sculpture that will later grace the establishment’s courtyard, Mr Dordain… Read More ›

Rockwell Collins wins DARPA program to overcome software defined radio technology challenges.

New transmitter aims to reduce size, weight, power and cost. Rockwell Collins has been awarded a three-year contract up to  $3.1 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop technology that will dramatically reduce the size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) of software defined radios. “Current software defined radios provide military customers… Read More ›


Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced two new accessories for the Bell 407 including a self-sealing fuel cell kit and a passenger ballistic protection system. The new products will be distributed under Bell Helicopters‘s Aeronautical Accessories brand. The Bell 407 Self-Sealing Fuel Cell Kit is an alternative to the Bell 407 standard… Read More ›

Campaign to Place Your Messages on Epsilon Launch Vehicle.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch the first Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) in the 2013 summer launch season from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki, Kagoshima Prefecture, with the spectrographic planet observation satellite (SPRINT-A) onboard. JAXA would like to hold a message campaign to welcome your messages on your expectations, hopes, dreams or… Read More ›

EASA proposes new harmonised rules to avoid flight crew fatigue.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published its proposal to amend the current EU rules on flight and duty time limitations and rest requirements (FTL) for commercial air transport. Released in a final proposal known as an Opinion, the proposed rules contain more than 30 safety improvements compared to current requirements and introduce new… Read More ›

2012 NASA Advanced Technology Concepts Selected For Study.

    NASA’s Space Technology Program is turning science fiction into science fact. The program has selected 28 proposals for study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program. Eighteen of these advanced concept proposals were categorized as Phase I and 10 as Phase II. They were selected based on their potential to transform future… Read More ›

Latest annual review of aviation safety published by EASA.

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its Annual Safety Review for 2011. In Europe, there was a single fatal accident in scheduled operations during the year. For the decade 2002-2011, the rate of accidents in scheduled operations in EASA Member States was one of the lowest in the world with 1.6… Read More ›

BRS Aerospace Joins Aviation Green Alliance as a Founding Member.

The Lindbergh Foundation is pleased to announce that BRS Aerospace – designer, manufacturer, and seller of exceptionally reliable, innovative, and high quality safety and aerospace products – has joined the Aviation Green Alliance as a Founding Member. “We are thrilled that BRS Aerospace is joining our elite group of Aviation Green Alliance Founding Members,” said… Read More ›

Modest improvement for global aviation safety in 2011.

EASA today issued preliminary aviation safety data for 2011 which shows a modest improvement in worldwide safety levels. In commercial air transport operations, the number of fatal accidents decreased from 46 in 2010 to 45 in 2011. Safety performance continues to show important regional differences: the region of non-EASA Member States in Europe shows the… Read More ›

A first in Europe: Snecma and CNRS successfully test high-power electric thruster for spacecraft (20kW).

Snecma (Safran group) and French national scientific research agency CNRS have successfully carried out a series of tests on the prototype of a 20 kilowatt Hall effect thruster for spacecraft (also called a stationary plasma thruster, or SPT), designed by Snecma. Achieving this level of power using Hall effect technology is a first in Europe…. Read More ›

RUAG Technology: Staff reduction at Mechanical Engineering in Altdorf cannot be excluded if competitiveness is to be retained.

In order to remain internationally competitive in future, to be profitable, and to continue to execute orders in Switzerland, the optimisation of cost structures to EU and euro levels is necessary in the area of precision manufacture of large components (Mechanical Engineering) by RUAG Technology in Altdorf. A staff reduction of around 40 employees can… Read More ›

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