Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News http://aviationweek.com/rss.xml en SAMs And AAMs Get Priority In Europe http://aviationweek.com/defense/sams-and-aams-get-priority-europe <div class="node-body article-body">NATO and aligned nations find new-technology weapons add capability faster and at lower cost than new platforms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/sams-and-aams-get-priority-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/sams-and-aams-get-priority-europe#comments Defense AWST AWST-Defense21 European Defense Europe Thu, 28 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1310691 at http://aviationweek.com MBDA 2015 Marks Critical Year for Europe’s Ballistic Missile Umbrella http://aviationweek.com/defense/2015-marks-critical-year-europe-s-ballistic-missile-umbrella <div class="node-body article-body">Fearing rogue states and a menacing Russia, NATO is pushing for European ballistic missile defense. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/2015-marks-critical-year-europe-s-ballistic-missile-umbrella" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/2015-marks-critical-year-europe-s-ballistic-missile-umbrella#comments Defense AWST AWST-Defense21 European Defense Global Thu, 28 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1310631 at http://aviationweek.com Germany, Spain and the U.S. have deployed Patriot missiles to Turkey to tackle the potential threat of ballistic missiles from Syria. Credit: NATO Sweden, Finland Move To Align Defenses http://aviationweek.com/defense/sweden-finland-move-align-defenses <div class="node-body article-body">Two non-NATO powers confront Russia across the narrow, mine-strewn choke points of the Baltic. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/sweden-finland-move-align-defenses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/sweden-finland-move-align-defenses#comments Defense AWST AWST-Defense21 European Defense Europe photograph Thu, 28 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1310511 at http://aviationweek.com Bill Sweetman/AW&amp;ST Aviation Daily, May 28, 2015 http://aviationweek.com/aviation-daily/2015-05-28-0 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Volume 401, Issue 41</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> <div class="field-cover-date"> <span>Cover Date:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2015-05-28</span> </div> <div class="field-volume"> <span>Volume:&nbsp;</span> 401 </div> <div class="field-number"> <span>Number:&nbsp;</span> 41 </div> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 28 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000 1309971 at http://aviationweek.com Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, May 28, 2015 http://aviationweek.com/aerospace-daily-defense-report/2015-05-28 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Volume 252, Issue 41</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> <div class="field-cover-date"> <span>Cover Date:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2015-05-28</span> </div> <div class="field-volume"> <span>Volume:&nbsp;</span> 252 </div> <div class="field-number"> <span>Number:&nbsp;</span> 41 </div> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 28 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000 1306341 at http://aviationweek.com NASA orders first commercial crew flight http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-orders-first-commercial-crew-flight <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Los Angeles -- Boeing has been awarded the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station (ISS) from NASA, marking a key milestone in the agency&rsquo;s five-year effort to develop an indigenous U.S. capability to launch American astronauts to low earth orbit.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-orders-first-commercial-crew-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-orders-first-commercial-crew-flight#comments Space North America Thu, 28 May 2015 00:33:00 +0000 1310771 at http://aviationweek.com Credit: NASA Electric Boat Corp. To Upgrade USS Montpelier http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/electric-boat-corp-upgrade-uss-montpelier <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Electric Boat Corp. of Groton, Connecticut, has been awarded a $46.4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, delivery-incentive-fee contract to perform planning efforts needed to conduct maintenance, upgrades and modernization efforts on the USS Montpelier (SSN 765) submarine during its interim dry docking period, the U.S. Navy announced May 27. The work encompasses planning efforts necessary to maintain full unrestricted operation of the submarine, as well as upgrades and modernization efforts required to ensure the sub is operating at full technical capability.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/electric-boat-corp-upgrade-uss-montpelier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/electric-boat-corp-upgrade-uss-montpelier#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs Global Wed, 27 May 2015 23:45:00 +0000 1310761 at http://aviationweek.com SpeedNews Defense & Space http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-159 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>NASA scheduled second flight test of Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) for window opening June 2 at U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in Kauai, HI; LDSD is aimed at nurturing tech for future human/robotic planetary landings.&nbsp;</p> <p>NORTHROP GRUMMAN completed critical design review of Flexible Strike Phase 1 B-2 weapons upgrade program Feb. 3.</p> <p>USAF GLOBAL STRIKE COMMAND test launched unarmed Minuteman III ICBM re-entry vehicle from Vandenberg AFB, CA, May 20.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-159" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-159#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN SpeedNews Defense & Space Global Wed, 27 May 2015 23:45:00 +0000 1310751 at http://aviationweek.com FAA Tasks Group To Study Pilot Mental Fitness http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-tasks-group-study-pilot-mental-fitness <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><b>FAA </b>has tasked a rulemaking advisory committee with studying pilot fitness, including emotional and mental heath, and issuing recommendations on any rule changes or guidance within six months. The effort, recommended by the Commercial Aviation Safety Team, is a direct response to the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, among others, FAA says. The Germanwings co-pilot apparently flew the aircraft into the ground intentionally after locking the pilot out of the cockpit.&rdquo;U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-tasks-group-study-pilot-mental-fitness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-tasks-group-study-pilot-mental-fitness#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Regulatory/Legislative North America Wed, 27 May 2015 22:13:00 +0000 1310741 at http://aviationweek.com TPA Top 10 Rankings http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/tpa-top-10-rankings <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/05/avd_05_28_2015_cht1.pdf">View The PDF</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/tpa-top-10-rankings#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Industry Data chart North America Wed, 27 May 2015 22:13:00 +0000 1310731 at http://aviationweek.com Airline Snapshot: Alaska Airlines http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airline-snapshot-alaska-airlines <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/05/avd_05_28_2015_cht.pdf">View The PDF</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airline-snapshot-alaska-airlines#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Industry Data chart North America Wed, 27 May 2015 22:13:00 +0000 1310721 at http://aviationweek.com Future Of Aer Lingus Hinges On Ryanair Stake Sale Decision http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/future-aer-lingus-hinges-ryanair-stake-sale-decision <div class="node-body article-body"> IAG formally launched its offer to acquire Aer Lingus for €2.55 ($2.77) per share after the Irish government officially stated that it is happy with the guarantees IAG management has given in terms of routes and job security.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/future-aer-lingus-hinges-ryanair-stake-sale-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/future-aer-lingus-hinges-ryanair-stake-sale-decision#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Europe photograph Top Story - Home Commercial Aviation Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 21:00:00 +0000 1310601 at http://aviationweek.com Aer Lingus With USAF Certification In Hand, SpaceX Readies For Duel http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/usaf-certification-hand-spacex-readies-duel <div class="node-body article-body">The United Launch Alliance is no longer the only rocket manufacturer capable of winning national security missions in the U.S. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/usaf-certification-hand-spacex-readies-duel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/usaf-certification-hand-spacex-readies-duel#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs North America Top Story - Home Defense Top Stories Space Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 20:03:00 +0000 1310641 at http://aviationweek.com Falcon 9: SpaceX Instruments To Sniff Europa Plumes, But Not For Evidence Of Life http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/instruments-sniff-europa-plumes-not-evidence-life <div class="node-body article-body">A suite of nine state-of-the-art remote-sensing instruments that NASA has selected for its planned mission to Europa will sample the plumes of water ice believed to be erupting from the Jovian moon’s subsurface ocean to see if it is habitable, but not to look for evidence of life. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/instruments-sniff-europa-plumes-not-evidence-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/instruments-sniff-europa-plumes-not-evidence-life#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Technology North America Space Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 20:00:00 +0000 1310651 at http://aviationweek.com May Used BizJet Inventory, Pricing Mixed http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/may-used-bizjet-inventory-pricing-mixed <div class="node-body article-body">The inventory of used business jets and their pricing was a mixed lot in May. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/may-used-bizjet-inventory-pricing-mixed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/may-used-bizjet-inventory-pricing-mixed#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN North America Business Aviation Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 19:24:00 +0000 1310561 at http://aviationweek.com G550: Gulfstream Textron Touts Aerosonde’s Reliability Ahead Of SOC UAS Contest http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/textron-touts-aerosonde-s-reliability-ahead-soc-uas-contest <div class="node-body article-body">With its contract to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services to U.S. Special Operations Command (Socom) up for recompetition, Textron Systems is touting the improved reliability of its Aerosonde Mk4.7G small medium-endurance unmanned aircraft. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/textron-touts-aerosonde-s-reliability-ahead-soc-uas-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/textron-touts-aerosonde-s-reliability-ahead-soc-uas-contest#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs North America Top Story - Home Business Aviation Top Stories Defense Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 18:51:00 +0000 1310441 at http://aviationweek.com Mk4.7G: Aerosonde Congress Eyes Interim Rules To Speed UAS Use http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/congress-eyes-interim-rules-speed-uas-use <div class="node-body article-body">“It may take the FAA a couple of years to finalize their rule. Rather than wait two years to fly unmanned aircraft, our legislation will allow business to work with the test sites to get their aircraft and pilots certified to fly remotely piloted aircraft,” Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) tells Aviation Week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/congress-eyes-interim-rules-speed-uas-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/congress-eyes-interim-rules-speed-uas-use#comments Commercial Aviation North America Wed, 27 May 2015 18:47:00 +0000 1310451 at http://aviationweek.com Aerosonde: Textron Air Canada Will Install True Business Class On Rouge A319s http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/air-canada-will-install-true-business-class-rouge-a319s <div class="node-body article-body">Air Canada is raising the bar, saying it will soon offer a more-luxurious product than WestJet, removing its current 3-by-3 Rouge seating with blocked middles and installing two traditional business-class seats on each aisle. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/air-canada-will-install-true-business-class-rouge-a319s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/air-canada-will-install-true-business-class-rouge-a319s#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN North America photograph Commercial Aviation Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 17:37:00 +0000 1310591 at http://aviationweek.com Air Canada American Airlines Seeks A321 ETOPS Certification For Hawaii http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/american-airlines-seeks-a321-etops-certification-hawaii <div class="node-body article-body">American says it will receive certification in time to launch two daily Los Angeles-Honolulu frequencies beginning Aug. 18. American flies the route five times daily, with four Boeing 757s and one Boeing 767.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/american-airlines-seeks-a321-etops-certification-hawaii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/american-airlines-seeks-a321-etops-certification-hawaii#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN North America photograph Commercial Aviation Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000 1310571 at http://aviationweek.com AirlinersGallery ISS Prepares For U.S. Commercial Crew Vehicle Dockings http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/iss-prepares-us-commercial-crew-vehicle-dockings <div class="node-body article-body">NASA’s Mission Control team moved ahead with external changes to the U.S. segment of the International Space Station to accommodate the anticipated dockings of Boeing- and SpaceX-launched crew transportation vehicles by 2017 with the May 27 relocation of the Permanent Multipurpose Module. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/iss-prepares-us-commercial-crew-vehicle-dockings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/iss-prepares-us-commercial-crew-vehicle-dockings#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs Global North America Space Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 16:29:00 +0000 1310331 at http://aviationweek.com ISS: NASA Australia To Field JDAM-ER Glide Bomb In 2016 http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/australia-field-jdam-er-glide-bomb-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">A JDAM glide bomb developed by the Australian Defense Department and Boeing will be operational starting in March 2016, equipping Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18A/B Hornet fighters. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/australia-field-jdam-er-glide-bomb-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/australia-field-jdam-er-glide-bomb-2016#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs Asia Pacific Defense Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 15:29:00 +0000 1310251 at http://aviationweek.com F/A-18A/B: USMC FAA Conducts Crash Tests For Airport Frangibility Guidelines http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-conducts-crash-tests-airport-frangibility-guidelines <div class="node-body article-body">A structure is considered frangible if it snaps or breaks into pieces when hit, softening the impact rather than remaining in place and deforming.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-conducts-crash-tests-airport-frangibility-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/faa-conducts-crash-tests-airport-frangibility-guidelines#comments AWIN ONLY Airports AWIN North America photograph Commercial Aviation Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 15:19:00 +0000 1310531 at http://aviationweek.com CK Composites Time-Based Separation Helping Cut Delays At Heathrow http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/time-based-separation-helping-cut-delays-heathrow <div class="node-body article-body">Two months after the TBS system was switched on at the airport on March 24, NATS has said that early results indicated the system will help to halve headwind delays—the biggest cause of arrival delays at the two-runway airport.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/time-based-separation-helping-cut-delays-heathrow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/time-based-separation-helping-cut-delays-heathrow#comments AWIN ONLY Airports AWIN Europe photograph Commercial Aviation Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000 1310431 at http://aviationweek.com Heathrow Airport Holdings Functional Testing Begins On Second MRJ http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/functional-testing-begins-second-mrj <div class="node-body article-body">MHI has painted the fifth aircraft in the colors of launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA). A photograph issued by Mitsubishi Aircraft shows the outer wing boxes have not been attached to the inner wing box, however. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/functional-testing-begins-second-mrj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/functional-testing-begins-second-mrj#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Asia Pacific photograph Commercial Aviation Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 14:58:00 +0000 1310521 at http://aviationweek.com Bradley Perrett Sierra Nevada To Build Dornier 328 And 328Jet In Turkey http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/sierra-nevada-build-dornier-328-and-328jet-turkey-1 <div class="node-body article-body">SNC—which holds the type certificate for the two aircraft models through recently purchased Germany-based subsidiary 328 Support Services GmbH—has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications to upgrade and build the two aircraft in Turkey. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/sierra-nevada-build-dornier-328-and-328jet-turkey-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/sierra-nevada-build-dornier-328-and-328jet-turkey-1#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Middle East photograph Business Aviation Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 14:53:00 +0000 1310491 at http://aviationweek.com Dornier Sierra Nevada To Build Dornier 328 And 328Jet In Turkey http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/sierra-nevada-build-dornier-328-and-328jet-turkey-0 <div class="node-body article-body">SNC—which holds the type certificate for the two aircraft models through recently purchased Germany-based subsidiary 328 Support Services GmbH—has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications to upgrade and build the two aircraft in Turkey. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/sierra-nevada-build-dornier-328-and-328jet-turkey-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/sierra-nevada-build-dornier-328-and-328jet-turkey-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Middle East photograph Defense Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 14:53:00 +0000 1310481 at http://aviationweek.com Dornier Sierra Nevada To Build Dornier 328 And 328Jet In Turkey http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/sierra-nevada-build-dornier-328-and-328jet-turkey <div class="node-body article-body">SNC—which holds the type certificate for the two aircraft models through recently purchased Germany-based subsidiary 328 Support Services GmbH—has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications to upgrade and build the two aircraft in Turkey. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/sierra-nevada-build-dornier-328-and-328jet-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/sierra-nevada-build-dornier-328-and-328jet-turkey#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Middle East photograph Commercial Aviation Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 14:53:00 +0000 1310461 at http://aviationweek.com Dornier U.S. Navy Drafts Plans For New FF Design, Acquisition http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-navy-drafts-plans-new-ff-design-acquisition <div class="node-body article-body">As directed, the U.S. Navy this month detailed its draft strategy to develop, build and buy its new frigate (FF) fleet – the successor to its Littoral Combat Ships. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-navy-drafts-plans-new-ff-design-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-navy-drafts-plans-new-ff-design-acquisition#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs North America Defense Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 14:30:00 +0000 1310341 at http://aviationweek.com Catapult Covers Installed On Lincoln For RCOH http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/catapult-covers-installed-lincoln-rcoh <div class="node-body article-body">The covers for catapult one were installed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier CVN 72 USS Abraham Lincoln earlier this month, marking another milestone in the completion of the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/catapult-covers-installed-lincoln-rcoh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/catapult-covers-installed-lincoln-rcoh#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs North America Defense Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1310351 at http://aviationweek.com Poland Verifies H225M Caracal Performance http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/poland-verifies-h225m-caracal-performance <div class="node-body article-body">Performance trials of the Airbus Helicopters’ H225M Caracal for the Polish armed forces were successful, defense officials say. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/poland-verifies-h225m-caracal-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/poland-verifies-h225m-caracal-performance#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Europe Defense Top Stories Wed, 27 May 2015 13:30:00 +0000 1310371 at http://aviationweek.com