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Apr 04, 2020
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FAA Proposes Noise Standards For Supersonic Renaissance

Apr 04, 2020
Responding to a congressional directive, the FAA has proposed noise certification regulations for new supersonic aircraft. The proposed rules cover…

TransDigm Deepens Cuts, Takes Out More Debt

By Michael Bruno Apr 03, 2020
The workforce cuts are the second wave to be unveiled this year by the key supplier of proprietary aerospace and defense parts.
Supply Chain

Lockheed To Speed More Money To Suppliers In Face Of COVID-19

By Michael Bruno Apr 03, 2020
The Pentagon’s leading contractor by annual sales has committed to providing $106 million in accelerated payments to suppliers, up from $53 million it promised March 27.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Begins Fixing KC-46 Fuel System

By Lee Hudson Apr 03, 2020
Boeing has installed valves on seven KC-46A Pegasus aircraft plugging the leaky fuel system the U.S. Air Force has deemed a major deficiency.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Sea Launch Complex Arrives In Russia

By Maxim Pyadushkin Apr 03, 2020
S7 Space Corp. has completed the relocation of the Sea Launch complex from Long Beach, California, to Russia’s Far East.
Space Symposium

Third Starship Prototype Lost During Cryogenic Tanking Test

By Irene Klotz Apr 03, 2020
A third SpaceX Starship prototype was destroyed early April 3 during a tanking pressurization test with cryogenic nitrogen to simulate flight temperatures and pressures.
Space Symposium

NTSB Reports Reveal Challenges In Developing Safe eVTOLs

By Graham Warwick Apr 03, 2020
A series of accidents has underlined that development of safe, robust electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) vehicles will be no easy task.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

NASA Outlines Long-Term Moon Exploration Vision

By Mark Carreau Apr 03, 2020
NASA’s long-term strategy for a sustained human exploration of the Moon is to produce scientific, economic and geopolitical dividends as well as establish a sustainable proving ground for longer missions to Mars—and all executed with commercial partners and global alliances.
Space Symposium

EASA Teams On First Guidelines For Machine Learning In Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Apr 03, 2020
The first proposed guidelines to ensure the safety of machine-learning systems in aircraft has resulted from a joint study by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Swiss artificial-intelligence (AI) startup Deadalean.
Aircraft & Propulsion

British Poseidons Declared Operational

By Mark Carreau Apr 03, 2020
The UK has formally restored its fixed-wing submarine-hunting capabilities after the Royal Air Force declared its new Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrollers operational.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Subaru Setting Up NGF Development Unit

By Bradley Perrett Apr 03, 2020
Subaru will set up a unit to develop technology for Japan’s Next Generation Fighter, anticipating a role in a program for which Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is the presumptive prime contractor.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Begins Dutch CH-47F Deliveries

By Tony Osborne Apr 03, 2020
Boeing has delivered the first of 14 new-build CH-47F Chinooks to the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NASA Revives Worm Logo

By Mark Carreau Apr 03, 2020
NASA is reviving its stylized “worm” logo, the popular version of the acronym for the agency’s full name that was retired in 1992 following a 17-year run.
Space Symposium

BAE Expects COVID-19 Trading Disruptions

By Tony Osborne Apr 03, 2020
BAE Systems says it sees “significant disruptions” to trading in the second quarter as governments tackle the impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Budget, Policy & Operations

SDA Plans To Award Transport Layer Satellite Contract By August

By Jen DiMascio Apr 03, 2020
The Space Development Agency plans to issue a request for proposals for an initial tranche of 20 satellites that will begin to form a low-latency network connecting all sensors, shooters and data from all domains of warfare.
Space Symposium

Boeing Suspending Philadelphia Production Amid Pandemic

By Tony Osborne Apr 03, 2020
Boeing will suspend production at its Philadelphia facilities for two weeks as Pennsylvania battles against the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supply Chain

Middle East/North Africa Group 4/5 UAVs

Apr 03, 2020
Defense and Space

Boeing, USAF Agree On Dramatic KC-46 Remote Vision System Redesign

By Lee Hudson Apr 03, 2020
Every facet of the problem-plagued Remote Vision System will be altered by Boeing for what the U.S. Air Force is calling "RVS 2.0."
Aircraft & Propulsion

Raytheon Liquidator Joins Triumph Group Board 

By Michael Bruno Apr 02, 2020
Aerospace and defense supplier Triumph Group has picked up a former Raytheon treasurer experienced in debt restructuring and asset liquidations to become a new independent director on the Triumph board.
Budget, Policy & Operations

GE Aviation Expands Workforce Reductions In Face Of COVID-19

By Michael Bruno Apr 02, 2020
GE Aviation, the aero-engine maker and service provider of General Electric, has begun a four-week furlough of workers in assembly and parts manufacturing, the company announced April 2, adding to a furlough program it unveiled last week in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Supply Chain

Virgin Orbit Plans Launches From Japan

By Irene Klotz Apr 02, 2020
Virgin Orbit, a startup small-satellite launch company owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, will partner with Oita Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu in Japan, to develop a horizontal launch site for its air-launched LauncherOne service. 
Space Symposium

CMV-22 Kicks Off Developmental Testing

By Lee Hudson Apr 02, 2020
After receiving the first-ever CMV-22 Osprey in January, the U.S. Navy immediately kicked off developmental testing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, starting by testing one of the new variant’s key differences—its larger fuel system.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Croatia Postpones Fighter Procurement Plans

By Tony Osborne Apr 02, 2020
Croatia is delaying procurement of new combat aircraft after the novel coronavirus pandemic and an earthquake sent the country’s economy into a crisis.
Budget, Policy & Operations

 

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