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Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Airbus’ Globetrotting A321LR Performs its Maiden Flight

February 1, 2018

Via: ASD News

Airbus’ new A321LR completed its maiden flight today, marking a major milestone in the expansion of the company’s best-selling A320 airliner product line. This A321LR variant – its LR designation signifies ‘long range’ – is able to cover 7,400 kilometres […]


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

Expanded Measurement Systems for Aerospace, Automotive Applications

January 19, 2018

Via: MFRTech

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced the expansion of its high-throughput and high-accuracy HTA Measurement solution for airplane engine and powertrain applications. The new technology packages deliver reduced measurement cycles and rich data sets for manufacturers looking to integrate dimensional inspection more […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA Sends New Research to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

December 18, 2017

Via: ASD News

An experiment in space manufacturing and an enhanced study of solar energy are among the research currently heading to the International Space Station following Friday’s launch of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 10:36 a.m. EST. Dragon lifted off on a […]


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 […]