Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News https://aviationweek.com/rss.xml en The Race To Boost Electric Aircraft Speed https://aviationweek.com/aircraft-propulsion/race-boost-electric-aircraft-speed <div class="node-body article-body">A new air racing series and record-breaking attempts aim to advance the performance and efficiency of electric aircraft propulsion.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/aircraft-propulsion/race-boost-electric-aircraft-speed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/aircraft-propulsion/race-boost-electric-aircraft-speed#comments Aircraft & Propulsion Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation AWST-Technology47 Propulsion AWST Global North America Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1970196 at https://aviationweek.com Airbus France Planning 70-Year Career For Rafale https://aviationweek.com/defense/france-planning-70-year-career-rafale <div class="node-body article-body">Connectivity, AI and new weaponry are part of the Rafale’s development roadmap. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/defense/france-planning-70-year-career-rafale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/defense/france-planning-70-year-career-rafale#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AWST-Defense47 Defense AWST Europe Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1970194 at https://aviationweek.com Tony Osborne/AW&ST Europe’s Space Industry Considers Change Of Course https://aviationweek.com/space/europe-s-space-industry-considers-change-course <div class="node-body article-body">As market conditions change, Europe’s launcher and satellite industries may have to reorient themselves.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/space/europe-s-space-industry-considers-change-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/space/europe-s-space-industry-considers-change-course#comments Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AWST-Space47 Space AWST Europe Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1970177 at https://aviationweek.com ArianeGroup Pentagon Considers Shift To Nuclear Power For Air Force, Army Bases https://aviationweek.com/defense/pentagon-considers-shift-nuclear-power-air-force-army-bases <div class="node-body article-body">Six decades after the rise of the “Nuclear Navy,” fission attracts new military interest.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/defense/pentagon-considers-shift-nuclear-power-air-force-army-bases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/defense/pentagon-considers-shift-nuclear-power-air-force-army-bases#comments Budget, Policy & Operations Future of Aerospace Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AWST-Defense47 AWST-Technology47 Nuclear Modernization AWST Global North America Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1970176 at https://aviationweek.com HolosGen Selected U.S. Military Contracts For The Week Of Nov. 12 - 15, 2019 https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/selected-us-military-contracts-week-nov-12-15-2019 <div class="node-body article-body">Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, has been awarded a $1,207,968,973 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/selected-us-military-contracts-week-nov-12-15-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/selected-us-military-contracts-week-nov-12-15-2019#comments AWIN ONLY Contracts AWIN North America Wed, 20 Nov 2019 02:29:00 +0000 1970135 at https://aviationweek.com Recent Mistakes Cast Cloud Over Nuclear Modernization https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/recent-mistakes-cast-cloud-over-nuclear-modernization <div class="node-body article-body">Two costly errors revealed in the last two months are raising questions about the competence and capacity of the U.S. nuclear weapons enterprise.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/recent-mistakes-cast-cloud-over-nuclear-modernization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/recent-mistakes-cast-cloud-over-nuclear-modernization#comments AWIN_Defense Forecasts/Industry Data AWIN North America Wed, 20 Nov 2019 02:29:00 +0000 1970134 at https://aviationweek.com The Week Ahead In Aerospace & Defense https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/week-ahead-aerospace-defense-122 <div class="node-body article-body">This week the Dubai Airshow is underway, featuring aircraft and exhibits from more than 1,300 suppliers.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/week-ahead-aerospace-defense-122" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/week-ahead-aerospace-defense-122#comments AWIN ONLY In Brief AWIN North America Wed, 20 Nov 2019 02:29:00 +0000 1970133 at https://aviationweek.com Daily Briefs https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/daily-briefs-10 <div class="node-body article-body">GERMAN BUNDESTAG’s budget committee approved 2020 defense budget, 4.2% (€ 1.8b, or $2b) larger than 2019, for a total of €45.1b.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/daily-briefs-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/daily-briefs-10#comments AWIN ONLY Daily Briefs AWIN Global Wed, 20 Nov 2019 02:29:00 +0000 1970132 at https://aviationweek.com Jet Aviation Opens Van Nuys FBO, Adds Aircraft, Services https://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/jet-aviation-opens-van-nuys-fbo-adds-aircraft-services <div class="node-body article-body">Jet Aviation has added 36 aircraft to its management fleet, deicing services to its Zurich facility, and opened a new FBO and hangar at Van Nuys Airport in California. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/jet-aviation-opens-van-nuys-fbo-adds-aircraft-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/jet-aviation-opens-van-nuys-fbo-adds-aircraft-services#comments New Business Aircraft AWIN_BizAv Business Aviation Top Stories AWIN Europe North America Tue, 19 Nov 2019 22:49:00 +0000 1970200 at https://aviationweek.com G700: Gulfstream EU To Put Greater Emphasis On Space https://aviationweek.com/awinspace/eu-put-greater-emphasis-space <div class="node-body article-body">The European Union is poised to increase its space budget and create a dedicated Directorate-General for Defense Industry and Space for the European Commission. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awinspace/eu-put-greater-emphasis-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awinspace/eu-put-greater-emphasis-space#comments Commercializing Space AWIN_Space Space Top Stories AWIN Europe Tue, 19 Nov 2019 22:22:00 +0000 1970198 at https://aviationweek.com Ariane 6: ArianeGroup TransDigm Hunts for More M&A, Sees Pentagon Pickiness https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/transdigm-hunts-more-ma-sees-pentagon-pickiness <div class="node-body article-body">Supplier TransDigm Group continues to evaluate and seek merger and acquisition (M&A) targets, the company’s leader said Nov. 19.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/transdigm-hunts-more-ma-sees-pentagon-pickiness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/transdigm-hunts-more-ma-sees-pentagon-pickiness#comments Budget, Policy & Operations AWIN_Defense Defense Top Stories AWIN North America Tue, 19 Nov 2019 22:03:00 +0000 1970197 at https://aviationweek.com NTSB Calls For Redesign Of Boeing 737NG Engine Cowlings https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/ntsb-calls-redesign-boeing-737ng-engine-cowlings <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. NTSB is recommending that Boeing redesign engine fan cowls on 737 NG-series airliners after finding that a fragmented fan blade compromised the structure on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 in 2018, leading to the first fatality on a U.S. passenger airline in nearly a decade.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/ntsb-calls-redesign-boeing-737ng-engine-cowlings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/ntsb-calls-redesign-boeing-737ng-engine-cowlings#comments Safety, Ops & Regulation AWIN_Commercial Commercial Aviation Top Stories AWIN North America Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:04:00 +0000 1970193 at https://aviationweek.com <p>Damaged left fan cowl from Southwest Airlines flight 1380.&nbsp;</p> NTSB De Havilland Adds 14 Dash 8-400 Commitments https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/de-havilland-adds-14-dash-8-400-commitments <div class="node-body article-body">De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, continuing its strong showing at the Dubai Airshow, unveiled commitments for 14 more Dash 8-400s on Nov. 19, pushing its show total to 37 and filling more gaps in its near-term production skyline.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/de-havilland-adds-14-dash-8-400-commitments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/de-havilland-adds-14-dash-8-400-commitments#comments Aircraft & Propulsion AWIN_Commercial Commercial Aviation Top Stories AWIN North America Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:52:00 +0000 1970191 at https://aviationweek.com De Havilland aircraft of Canada Limited UK Sets Conditions For Advent Takeover Of Cobham https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/uk-sets-conditions-advent-takeover-cobham <div class="node-body article-body">The British government looks set to give a green light to the sale of defense company Cobham to U.S. private equity firm Advent.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/uk-sets-conditions-advent-takeover-cobham" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/uk-sets-conditions-advent-takeover-cobham#comments Budget, Policy & Operations AWIN_Defense Defense Top Stories AWIN Europe Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:40:00 +0000 1970188 at https://aviationweek.com Unison Launches Hi-Performance Igniter Plug on Alaska Airlines’ Fleet https://aviationweek.com/optimizing-engines-through-lifecycle/unison-launches-hi-performance-igniter-plug-alaska-airlines-fle <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by GE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Improved spark life under harsh conditions will extend time-on-wing for CFM56-7 engines.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/optimizing-engines-through-lifecycle/unison-launches-hi-performance-igniter-plug-alaska-airlines-fle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/optimizing-engines-through-lifecycle/unison-launches-hi-performance-igniter-plug-alaska-airlines-fle#comments Optimizing Engines Through the Lifecycle Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:35:00 +0000 1970187 at https://aviationweek.com EasyJet To Offset All Emissions; Sees Future Electric Fleet https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/easyjet-offset-all-emissions-sees-future-electric-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">UK LCC easyJet, which on Nov. 19 became the first major airline to offset 100% of its network-wide flight emissions, is forming a new electric-aircraft partnership with Airbus, paving the way towards an all-electric or hybrid fleet in the longer-term.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/easyjet-offset-all-emissions-sees-future-electric-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/easyjet-offset-all-emissions-sees-future-electric-fleet#comments Airlines & Lessors AWIN_Commercial Commercial Aviation Top Stories AWIN Europe Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:29:00 +0000 1970186 at https://aviationweek.com Rob Finlayson Sanad Aerotech Becomes Maintenance Center For LEAP Engines https://aviationweek.com/optimizing-engines-through-lifecycle/sanad-aerotech-becomes-maintenance-center-leap-engines <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by GE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Abu Dhabi facility will be responsible for maintaining 237 LEAP engines and 315 GEnx engines from 2020 under the new GE Aviation agreement.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/optimizing-engines-through-lifecycle/sanad-aerotech-becomes-maintenance-center-leap-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/optimizing-engines-through-lifecycle/sanad-aerotech-becomes-maintenance-center-leap-engines#comments Optimizing Engines Through the Lifecycle Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:22:00 +0000 1970185 at https://aviationweek.com Inmarsat Gears Up For GX5 Launch https://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/inmarsat-gears-gx5-launch <div class="node-body article-body">Inmarsat is gearing up for the Nov. 22 launch of its GX5 satellite, planned to bring a major capacity increase to serve commercial and business aircraft flying in Europe and the Middle East. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/inmarsat-gears-gx5-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/inmarsat-gears-gx5-launch#comments Interiors & Connectivity AWIN_BizAv Business Aviation Top Stories Asia Pacific AWIN Europe Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:11:00 +0000 1970180 at https://aviationweek.com GX5: Immarsat Inmarsat Gears Up For GX5 Launch https://aviationweek.com/awinspace/inmarsat-gears-gx5-launch <div class="node-body article-body">Inmarsat is gearing up for the Nov. 22 launch of its GX5 satellite, planned to bring a major capacity increase to serve commercial and business aircraft flying in Europe and the Middle East. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awinspace/inmarsat-gears-gx5-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awinspace/inmarsat-gears-gx5-launch#comments Commercializing Space AWIN_Space Space Top Stories Asia Pacific AWIN Europe Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:11:00 +0000 1970179 at https://aviationweek.com GX5: Immarsat Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Address Cargo Pilot Fatigue Loophole https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/lawmakers-introduce-bill-address-cargo-pilot-fatigue-loophole <div class="node-body article-body">A cohort of airline pilot unions lauded the Nov. 19 introduction of a bipartisan U.S. House bill that would bring rest and duty-time regulations for cargo pilots into line with their passenger-flying counterparts.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/lawmakers-introduce-bill-address-cargo-pilot-fatigue-loophole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/lawmakers-introduce-bill-address-cargo-pilot-fatigue-loophole#comments Safety, Ops & Regulation AWIN_Commercial Commercial Aviation Top Stories AWIN North America Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:54:00 +0000 1970178 at https://aviationweek.com <p>ALPA president Joe DePete speaks at a Nov. 19 press conference in Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</p> Ben Goldstein DIA Official: Iran Eyes China, Russia Fighters https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/dia-official-iran-eyes-china-russia-fighters <div class="node-body article-body">When the UN arms embargo on Iran expires in October 2020, the nation will look to purchase fighter aircraft and battle tanks from China and Russia, a U.S. senior defense intelligence official says. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/dia-official-iran-eyes-china-russia-fighters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/dia-official-iran-eyes-china-russia-fighters#comments Combat Aircraft AWIN_Defense Defense Top Stories AWIN Middle East Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:26:00 +0000 1970174 at https://aviationweek.com Su-30: Alan Wilson Air Senegal Orders A220s For Regional And Long-Haul Networks https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/air-senegal-orders-a220s-regional-and-long-haul-networks <div class="node-body article-body">Air Senegal placed a preliminary order for eight Airbus A220-300s as it looks to expand its African and European networks.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/air-senegal-orders-a220s-regional-and-long-haul-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/air-senegal-orders-a220s-regional-and-long-haul-networks#comments Airlines & Lessors AWIN_Commercial Africa Commercial Aviation Top Stories AWIN Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:22:00 +0000 1970173 at https://aviationweek.com Airbus Imec To Advance Astronaut Space Health Diagnostics Tech https://aviationweek.com/awinspace/imec-advance-astronaut-space-health-diagnostics-tech <div class="node-body article-body">Belgium-based imec and its spinoff miDiagnostics are collaborating to develop a device that can acquire and transmit to ground-based medical experts blood counts and blood cell imagery gathered from astronauts on the International Space Station or future deep space missions.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awinspace/imec-advance-astronaut-space-health-diagnostics-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awinspace/imec-advance-astronaut-space-health-diagnostics-tech#comments Space Exploration AWIN_Space Space Top Stories AWIN North America Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:01:00 +0000 1970171 at https://aviationweek.com Imec research prototype: imec GECAS Orders Airbus A330neos, A321XLRs https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/gecas-orders-airbus-a330neos-a321xlrs <div class="node-body article-body">GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed a firm order for 12 new generation Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs, Airbus said Nov. 19 at the Dubai Airshow. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/gecas-orders-airbus-a330neos-a321xlrs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/gecas-orders-airbus-a330neos-a321xlrs#comments Airlines & Lessors AWIN_Commercial Commercial Aviation Top Stories AWIN North America Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:32:00 +0000 1970169 at https://aviationweek.com Airbus Seoul Incheon Airport Begins $4.1B Expansion Project https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/seoul-incheon-airport-begins-41b-expansion-project <div class="field-byline"> Chen Chuanren </div> <div class="node-body article-body">South Korea’s primary air hub Seoul Incheon International Airport has begun a multi-stage expansion project aimed at enabling the facility to handle 106 million passengers by 2024. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/seoul-incheon-airport-begins-41b-expansion-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/seoul-incheon-airport-begins-41b-expansion-project#comments Airports & Routes AWIN_Commercial Commercial Aviation Top Stories Asia Pacific AWIN Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:05:00 +0000 1970166 at https://aviationweek.com Incheon International Airport Corp (IIAC) Japan’s JMU Designs Air-Capable Assault Ship https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/japan-s-jmu-designs-air-capable-assault-ship <div class="node-body article-body">Japan Marine United (JMU) has prepared a preliminary design for an air-capable assault ship that Japan could order in the 2020s. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/japan-s-jmu-designs-air-capable-assault-ship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/japan-s-jmu-designs-air-capable-assault-ship#comments Combat Aircraft AWIN_Defense Defense Top Stories Asia Pacific AWIN Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:03:00 +0000 1970167 at https://aviationweek.com OHB Outlines Plans For Mini Launcher https://aviationweek.com/awinspace/ohb-outlines-plans-mini-launcher <div class="node-body article-body">OHB is proceeding with its plan to design and operate a launcher for placing satellites up to 440 lb. in low Earth orbit.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awinspace/ohb-outlines-plans-mini-launcher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awinspace/ohb-outlines-plans-mini-launcher#comments Commercializing Space AWIN_Space Space Top Stories AWIN Europe Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:50:00 +0000 1970165 at https://aviationweek.com Boeing Offers Radar, Intel Pod For Export P-8 Buyers https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/boeing-offers-radar-intel-pod-export-p-8-buyers <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing is in the final stages of testing the Multi-Mission Pod (MMP) for P-8A export customers that want to add other intelligence-gathering sensors, including a ground surveillance radar, to the surface vessel- and submarine-hunting aircraft, an executive said Nov. 19. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/boeing-offers-radar-intel-pod-export-p-8-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/boeing-offers-radar-intel-pod-export-p-8-buyers#comments Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance AWIN_Defense Defense Top Stories AWIN Middle East Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:35:00 +0000 1970164 at https://aviationweek.com P-8A: USN Anticipating Drones, KHI Develops Small Turbojets https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/anticipating-drones-khi-develops-small-turbojets <div class="node-body article-body">Kawasaki Heavy Industries has developed two turbojets in anticipation of defense ministry requirements for single-use reconnaissance, jamming or target drones. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/anticipating-drones-khi-develops-small-turbojets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awindefense/anticipating-drones-khi-develops-small-turbojets#comments _Unmanned Systems AWIN_Defense Defense Top Stories Asia Pacific AWIN Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:17:00 +0000 1970163 at https://aviationweek.com KJ100: KHI ANA, JAL Detail Routes Served With New Haneda Slots https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/ana-jal-detail-routes-served-new-haneda-slots <div class="node-body article-body">Japan’s major airlines will use their new slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport with a mix of new destinations, additional frequencies, and flights switched from Tokyo Narita Airport.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/ana-jal-detail-routes-served-new-haneda-slots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/ana-jal-detail-routes-served-new-haneda-slots#comments Airlines & Lessors AWIN_Commercial Commercial Aviation Top Stories Asia Pacific AWIN Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:47:00 +0000 1970162 at https://aviationweek.com Rob Finlayson