Defense http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7353/more en FAA: UASs Can Fly Below 200 Ft. At Test Sites http://aviationweek.com/technology/faa-uass-can-fly-below-200-ft-test-sites <div class="node-body article-body">The new certificates of authorization (COA) will allow UASs up to 55 lb. operated by the six test sites to fly at or below 200 ft. anywhere in the U.S. except in restricted airspace and areas close to airports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/faa-uass-can-fly-below-200-ft-test-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/faa-uass-can-fly-below-200-ft-test-sites#comments Defense Technology Air Traffic Management AW.com North America Commercial Aviation Top Stories Fri, 22 May 2015 19:15:00 +0000 1308681 at http://aviationweek.com Sikorsky Conducts First Flight Of S-97 Helo http://aviationweek.com/defense/sikorsky-conducts-first-flight-s-97-helo <div class="node-body article-body">Sikorsky flew its S-97 Raider rigid coaxial rotor high-speed helicopter for the first time on May 22, completing a hover and low-speed flight at the company’s development flight center in West Palm Beach, Florida. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/sikorsky-conducts-first-flight-s-97-helo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/sikorsky-conducts-first-flight-s-97-helo#comments Defense Programs North America Top Story - Home Defense Top Stories Fri, 22 May 2015 17:40:00 +0000 1308511 at http://aviationweek.com S-97: Sikorsky Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider First Flight http://aviationweek.com/video/sikorsky-s-s-97-raider-first-flight <div class="node-body video-body">Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider high-speed helicopter made an hour-long first flight on May 22 at the company’s development flight center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The rigid coaxial-rotor Raider hovered and maneuvered at low speed, with its pusher propulsor disconnected (but turning due to friction). The flight begins a year-long, roughly 100-flight-hour test program to expand to Raider’s flight envelope to meet Sikorsky’s key targets of 220-kt. cruise speed carrying weapons, hover at 6,000 ft. on a 95F day, and 3g maneuverability at speed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/video/sikorsky-s-s-97-raider-first-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/video/sikorsky-s-s-97-raider-first-flight#comments Video Commercial Aviation Defense Fri, 22 May 2015 16:09:00 +0000 1308591 at http://aviationweek.com A400M Crash Affects Program’s Schedule http://aviationweek.com/defense/a400m-crash-affects-program-s-schedule <div class="field-deck"> Airbus bosses are concerned about the wider implications of MSN23’s loss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus’s A400M airlifter program has faced some recent setbacks, not least of which is the May 9 crash of a production aircraft on its first flight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/a400m-crash-affects-program-s-schedule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/a400m-crash-affects-program-s-schedule#comments Defense AWST Defense Europe photograph Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1308141 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Avic Stovl Work Likely Reflects Military Interest http://aviationweek.com/defense/avic-stovl-work-likely-reflects-military-interest <div class="node-body article-body">China appears to be taking steps toward developing stovl aircraft, but lack of a propulsion system likely makes this a long-term proposition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/avic-stovl-work-likely-reflects-military-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/avic-stovl-work-likely-reflects-military-interest#comments Defense AW.com Defense Asia Pacific photograph Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307801 at http://aviationweek.com Bradley Perrett/AW&ST Program Execution, Ramp-Up Trump New-Order Talk Ahead Of Paris Air Show http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/program-execution-ramp-trump-new-order-talk-ahead-paris-air-show <div class="field-deck"> Manufacturers focus on program execution, supplier and production issues rather than new orders ahead of air show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Few fireworks are expected at Paris this year, but retrenching and refocusing of products will be highlighted in all arenas—commercial, defense, space and technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/program-execution-ramp-trump-new-order-talk-ahead-paris-air-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/program-execution-ramp-trump-new-order-talk-ahead-paris-air-show#comments Commercial Aviation Defense Space AW.com Paris 2015 Preview Global Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307541 at http://aviationweek.com Dassault The Fortnight In Aerospace And Defense http://aviationweek.com/defense/fortnight-aerospace-and-defense <div class="node-body gallery-body">Our roundup of the top stories in aerospace and defense from the last two weeks.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/fortnight-aerospace-and-defense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/fortnight-aerospace-and-defense#comments Galleries Business Aviation Commercial Aviation Defense Space Thu, 21 May 2015 15:54:00 +0000 1307651 at http://aviationweek.com A400M Countries Form Monitoring Team, Germany Warns Of Airlift Gap http://aviationweek.com/defense/a400m-countries-form-monitoring-team-germany-warns-airlift-gap <div class="node-body article-body">The team will monitor Airbus plans to bring the project back on track, according to a German defense ministry letter sent to members of parliament and obtained by Aviation Week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/a400m-countries-form-monitoring-team-germany-warns-airlift-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/a400m-countries-form-monitoring-team-germany-warns-airlift-gap#comments Defense Programs Europe Top Story - Home Defense Top Stories Thu, 21 May 2015 08:25:00 +0000 1307281 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Defense & Space IAF Commander On Iran, Hezbollah http://aviationweek.com/defense/iaf-commander-iran-hezbollah <div class="node-body article-body">IAF Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel worries that the sale of the Russian S-300 air defense system to Iran could provide a sense of immunity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/iaf-commander-iran-hezbollah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/iaf-commander-iran-hezbollah#comments Defense AW.com Defense Middle East Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307291 at http://aviationweek.com Israeli Air Force European Defense Ministers Find Consensus On MALE UAV http://aviationweek.com/defense/european-defense-ministers-find-consensus-male-uav <div class="field-deck"> MALE 2020 becomes MALE 2025 as governments give green light for UAV definition study </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After years of false starts, a joint European UAV program looks like it may finally progress.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/european-defense-ministers-find-consensus-male-uav" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/european-defense-ministers-find-consensus-male-uav#comments Defense AW.com Defense Europe Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307271 at http://aviationweek.com