Flights into Heathrow were seen as one of the key critical markets for the four-engined aircraft when it was first developed during the early 2000s, with airlines able to fly more passengers into the slot-constrained two-runway airport.
Airbus Helicopters has completed the redesign and certification of the bevel gear vertical shaft fitted in its EC225 heavy helicopters.
Failure of the component — a critical part inside the main gearbox — caused the ditching of two EC225s into the North Sea in May and October 2012, prompting a nine-month halt in operations for both the EC225 and the military version, the EC725. The stopping of operations created issues for oil and gas operators across the globe.
SpaceX Dragon expected to rendezvous with the International Space Station early Tuesday. Capture of the re-supply vehicle with the station's Canadian robot arm is scheduled for shortly after 7 a.m., EDT....More