Aerospace Daily & Defense Report

By Tony Osborne
Enstrom is looking to reestablish its presence in the U.S. helicopter market, but is being challenged by certification and supply chain challenges.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Airbus is to establish a final assembly line for the company’s H145 twin-engine light helicopter in the U.S.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Guy Norris
Sikorsky says it aims to overcome the supply chain issues that have bedeviled the S-92 fleet by the end of 2024.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Michael Bruno
The co-founders of Astra Space have offered a new, lower buyout bid for the embattled space startup.
Commercial Space

By Garrett Reim
Universal Hydrogen has run its megawatt-class fuel cell powertrain testbed using fuel supplied by its liquid hydrogen module for the first time.
Advanced Air Mobility

Aviation Week Staff
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is gearing up to begin a $7.2 billion upgrade program for the Indian Air Force’s Su-30MKI fighter fleet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
The Army National Guard on Feb. 27 announced a stand-down of all helicopter units following two crashes of Boeing AH-64D Apaches.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Ben Goldstein
Lilium says that production of key structures for its second production-conforming Lilium Jet is now underway.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Tony Osborne
The UK defense ministry has opened negotiations to find a new fleet of medium helicopters for the country’s armed services.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Ben Goldstein
Archer Aviation is shifting focus to the compliance and implementation phases of the FAA's type certification process.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Startup Beyond Aero has completed France’s first crewed flight of a hydrogen-electric aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Tony Osborne
The leadership of legendary light rotorcraft manufacturer Robinson Helicopter Company has been handed to a family outsider for the first time.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Leonardo is performing a study with Italy’s armed forces on potential missions for the AW609 as the company works to certify the tiltrotor.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
FAA certification for Bell's fly-by-wire 525 twin-engine, super-medium helicopter is expected by mid-year, company executives say.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Irene Klotz
Three months after SpaceX’s Starship/Super Heavy’s second flight test ended in a mid-air explosion, the FAA closed its accident investigation.
Space

By Steve Trimble
President Erdogan says he has discussed the next steps on finalizing Turkey's procurement of additional Lockheed Martin F-16s with U.S. lawmakers.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Guy Norris
The Helicopter Association International (HAI) trade association is rebranding itself as Vertical Aviation International (VAI).
Advanced Air Mobility

By Tony Osborne
Six parties have expressed an interest in purchasing the MD902 Explorer helicopter type certificate, the CEO of MD Helicopters says. Mesa, Ar
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Irene Klotz
Japan’s Smart Lander For Investigating Moon (SLIM) survived a two-week lunar night and powered up over the weekend.
Space

By Tony Osborne
Hungarian lawmakers have voted in favor of Sweden’s entry into NATO.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Guy Norris
Erickson Incorporated has selected Milwaukee-based Astronautics for a long-planned upgrade of a subfleet of Sikorsky S-64 heavy lift helicopters.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Garrett Reim
SpaceX plans to place its first direct-to-cellular phone Starlink constellation in orbit by the end of August.
Commercial Space

By Irene Klotz
Intuitive Machines expects to lose communications with its Nova-C lunar lander Odysseus early on Feb. 27 after 4 1/2 days on the Moon’s surface.
Commercial Space

By Mark Carreau
Dana Weigel, NASA’s International Space Station deputy program manager since 2021, is taking over as the 15-nation orbital lab’s program manager.
Space

By Kim Minseok
South Korea has released its KF-21 fighter aircraft production road map and is expected to sign for the first batch of aircraft in June.
Aircraft & Propulsion