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Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Textron Aviation Announces 2018 University Partners for Top Hawk Program

November 17, 2017

Via: ASD News

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has selected the following universities for the 2018 Top Hawk program: Middle Tennessee State University, University of Dubuque, Lewis University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott and California Aeronautical University. […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D

NASA contracts Uber to build flying taxi air control software

November 8, 2017

Via: Reuters

LISBON (Reuters) – Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday. And in […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract to Develop Compact Airborne High Energy Laser Capabilities

November 6, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

BOTHELL, Wash., Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser. AFRL plans to test the laser on a […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D

Honeywell’s Connected Aircraft Hardware Certified To Bring High-Bandwidth Wi-Fi To Helicopters

October 25, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

PHOENIX, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The helicopter industry can now take advantage of higher-speed onboard Wi-Fi, video transmission and telemedicine capability in Europe and North America using Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) Connected Aircraft solution, the Aspire™ 200 system. Honeywell was […]


Aerospace & Defense, Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Process

NASA Taps Aurora for Electric Airliner Design

October 24, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to perform a comprehensive evaluation of the Single-aisle Turboelectric Aircraft with Aft Boundary Layer propulsion (STARC-ABL) aircraft […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Orbital ATK Begins Assembly of Industry’s First Commercial In-Space Satellite Servicing System

September 12, 2017

Via: ASD News

Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry’s first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Orbital ATK Completes Qualification of Solid Rocket Booster Avionics for NASA’s Space Launch System

September 7, 2017

Via: ASD News

Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). Completion […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Rolls-Royce Sets New Aerospace Record With Ultrafan Power Gearbox

September 5, 2017

Via: ASD News

Rolls-Royce today announced that it has set a new record for the world’s most powerful aerospace gearbox, just months after testing began. Speaking at the International Society for Air Breathing Engines (ISABE) conference in Manchester, UK, Paul Stein, Chief Technology […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Orbital ATK Successfully Launches Minotaur IV Rocket Carrying ORS-5 Satellite for the U.S. Air Force

August 28, 2017

Via: ASD News

Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force’s Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Today’s Honda: Planes, Names And (Really Fast) Automobiles

August 28, 2017

Via: Forbes

As a longtime motorcyclist I’m keenly aware of the emblem seen on many Honda motorycycles over the past six decades — a wing. In my younger days I never gave that emblem much thought, other than a passing, “Yeah, a […]