Struggling Southeast Asian Airlines Seek Debt Deals In Courts
A growing list of carriers in the region are restructuring under bankruptcy protection.
jack.freifelde… Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:00
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The Week in Technology, Sept. 20-24, 2021

By Graham Warwick Sep 20, 2021
Electric Accel takes off; Moog flies SureFly; Tulips cleans airports; Terrafugia launches UAV; and Hamburg’s drone sandbox.
Emerging Technologies

Competition For Australia’s Military Satellite Contract Looks Fierce

By Jen DiMascio Sep 17, 2021
Australia searches for a sovereign military satellite communication system.
Space

Industry’s Rising Giant Throttles Up Supply Chain Squeeze

By Michael Bruno Sep 17, 2021
Raytheon Technologies, possibly the largest A&D company this decade, eyes $1 billion in supplier savings.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

European Space Agency Hones Launcher Strategy

By Thierry Dubois Sep 17, 2021
As ESA member states reach agreement on Ariane 6 exploitation and look to microlaunchers, labor unions worry about Eurocentric approach.
Space

Lockheed Martin Unveils LMXT Design For Bridge Tanker

By Steve Trimble Sep 17, 2021
Will the LMXT’s 28% fuel volume advantage over the Boeing KC-46 be decisive in the USAF "bridge tanker" competition?
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airlines Plan Post-COVID Aircraft Cabins

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 17, 2021
Cabin interiors specialists are looking beyond COVID-19 to the interiors trends that will shape the coming years of recovery.
Interiors & Connectivity

Podcast: The Risks of Conducting Over the Horizon Strikes

By Jen DiMascio Sep 17, 2021
With its exit from Afghanistan, the U.S. is beginning a new phase of drone warfare, conducting strikes there without forces on the ground. But is the current technology enough to safely execute the mission?
Defense and Space
The Week In Defense, Sept. 16-22, 2021
Missile tests on the Korean Peninsula; MQ-25’s third customer; Vertex’s Raytheon training pickup; and Capella provides a SAR sampler.
andrea.hollowe… Thu, 09/16/2021 - 13:00
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Downturn’s Weight Apparent In Boeing’s 20-Year Look-Ahead

By Sean Broderick Sep 16, 2021
Near-term deliveries lower, replacement rates higher as airlines reset post-pandemic.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
UK Eyes Protector For Sovereign Strike Missions
SkyGuardian’s UK firsts pave the way for the Royal Air Force Protector’s introduction in 2023.
andrea.hollowe… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 09:00
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How The First Unleaded High-Octane Avgas Was Created

By William Garvey Sep 15, 2021
It took more than a decade, but the General Aviation Modifications Inc. team found a solution.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Opinion: How Defense Stock Prices Responded To U.S. Afghanistan Exit

By Byron Callan Sep 14, 2021
Indian companies saw gains as the Taliban victory suggests future instability in Pakistan.
Budget, Policy & Operations

International Militaries Reach For The Stars

By Tony Osborne Sep 14, 2021
Countries around the world are entering the military space domain triggered by the formation of the U.S. Space Force.
Space
The Week In Technology, Sept. 13-17, 2021
Active deorbiting; electric charging; accelerating SAF; and persistent platform.
jack.freifelde… Tue, 09/14/2021 - 06:00
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ecoDemonstrator Tests Next-Gen Air Traffic Management Connectivity

By Guy Norris Sep 14, 2021
Inmarsat, Boeing and Cobham trial end-to-end cockpit-to-ground internet protocol satellite communications for more efficient operation.
Connected Aerospace

Europe's Hydrogen Power Brainstorming Makes Progress

By Thierry Dubois Sep 13, 2021
Ground-support equipment suppliers make fast progress toward hydrogen use, but OEMs are still reviewing their options.
Emerging Technologies

Northrop Grumman Battles To Regain Prime Role In Tactical Air

By Steve Trimble Sep 13, 2021
A company known for bombers has set its sights on future air dominance technology, displaying new UAS concepts that hint at larger goals.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: How 9/11 Unfolded At Aviation Week

Sep 10, 2021
Aviation Week editors witnessed terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and flew on missions guarding the capital. Listen to their stories.
Aerospace

NASA Readies For Small-Core Engine Awards

By Guy Norris Sep 10, 2021
Shrinking the high-pressure heart of an engine will make smaller turbofans more efficient than current commercial powerplants.
Aircraft & Propulsion

U.S. Navy Comes Full Circle On JASSM Program

By Steve Trimble Sep 10, 2021
After several cancellations over decades, the Navy’s revived interest in the Joint Air-to-Surface Missile family also reveals pursuit of more capabilities for it.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Editorial: Why Biden’s ‘Extraordinary Success’ Is A National Disgrace

Sep 10, 2021
The White House either had bad intelligence about the staying power of the Afghan Armed Forces or ignored it. Either was a colossal mistake.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Editorial: It Is Time To Revisit Travel Bans

Sep 10, 2021
There are ways to safely restore transatlantic air traffic.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Letters From Our Readers, Sept. 13, 2021

Sep 10, 2021
Readers write about nuclear power in space, Boeing’s Organization Delegation Authorization and unidentified aerial phenomena.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Firefly Investigating Signal Loss That Led To Engine Shutdown

By Irene Klotz Sep 10, 2021
The booster flew for more than 2 min. despite losing one of four engines.
Commercial Space