The UK defense ministry reportedly is considering reducing the number of Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning aircraft it plans to purchase.
Saab Moves Flight Test Gripen E To Brazil
A Saab flight test aircraft of the F-39E Gripen NG arrived in Brazil for the first time to continue a year-old certification campaign before a scheduled first delivery of an operational jet in 2021, the company announced on Sept. 22.
Blue Origin To Resume New Shepard Flight Tests
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Blue Origin plans to conduct its 13th New Shepard launch on Sept. 24, ending a nine-month hiatus in flight testing.
Iceye Closes $87M Funding Round For SAR Constellation
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Finland-based Iceye has closed an $87 million series C financing round to complete its planned 18-satellite constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) microsatellites and to build a U.S. manufacturing and engineering hub.
Hyundai Teams With Seoul Incheon Airport To Test UAM
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Hyundai Motor is continuing to build out the infrastructure side of its initiative to begin commercial urban air mobility services by 2028.
Walmart Launches Third Drone Delivery Trial
Flight services provider DroneUp on Sept. 22 announced a pilot program with Walmart and Quest Diagnostics to deliver COVID-19 test sample collection kits by drone in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Spirit Aero May Not Close Asco, Bombardier Acquisitions
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Barring the equivalent of light speed regulatory action in Europe, Spirit AeroSystems appears unlikely to close its proposed $420 million acquisition of Asco Industries—at least not under the current terms that expire Oct. 1.
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COVID-19 Delays First Flight Of NASA’s Low-Boom X-Plane Demo
Already on a tight schedule to deliver community acceptance data to regulators, NASA has revealed that COVID-19 challenges have pushed the first flight of its X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator back to summer 2022, from late 2021.
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