Austria has selected the military version of Leonardo’s AW169 twin-engine intermediate light helicopter to replace its fleet of 1960s-era Aerospatiale Alouette III.
LE-9 Engine Problems Delay MHI’s H3 Space Launcher
Development of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H3 has slipped at least three months following the discovery of faults during testing of the space launcher’s key design element, the LE-9 main engine.
OneWeb Aims To Resume Satellite Launches In December
OneWeb has renegotiated its contract with Arianespace and plans to resume launching its broadband satellite network in December, pending court approval of its Chapter 11 reorganization plan.
NASA Estimates Moon Landing Will Cost $28B
Key to the effort is Congressional appropriation of $3.2 billion in fiscal 2021 for commercially developed Human Landing Systems, NASA says.
Northrop Wins AEHF Replacement Payload Rapid Prototyping Work
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An AEHF satellite.
Dutch Industry Benefits From Turkish F-35 Suspension, Report Says
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Dutch industry has benefited from an additional $19 million in contracts since Turkey’s suspension from the F-35 program, a national report has confirmed.
The Weekly Debrief: How B-1Bs, B-52s Become Hypersonic Missile Carriers
One of the few big storylines on the military aviation beat to emerge this year with no links at all to the COVID-19 pandemic is the U.S. Air Force’s ongoing internal debate over possible interest in a new Arsenal Plane.
FAA Unveils Policy For Drone Type Certification
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The FAA has announced its policy for approving drone designs as a special class of aircraft.
Textron Aviation Machinists Avoid Strike, Accept New Labor Contract
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Textron Aviation avoided a strike by its hourly workforce when members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers accepted the company’s final offer of a new four-year labor contract on Sept. 19.
Houston Airshow Moves Ahead With Pandemic Strategy
Over more than three decades, the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Houston Airshow has allowed patrons to stroll among exhibits of vintage World War II aircraft as well as the military’s latest fighters.
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