New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections (Feb. 24, 2020)

Feb 21, 2020
Recent appointments, promotions and honors in the aviation and aerospace industry.

Pentagon Budget Again Revives Light-Attack Aircraft Acquisition

By Steve Trimble Feb 21, 2020
Twelve years after the requirement emerged, the U.S. military finally appears serious about acquiring a light-attack aircraft fleet
Defense and Space

Airbus Advances Autonomy Project As Part Of Future-Cockpit Concept

By Thierry Dubois Feb 21, 2020
In a breakthrough use of computer vision, Airbus makes swift progress in its autonomous takeoff-and-landing project.
Air Transport

Why No One In The Defense Industry Is Worried About The Budget

By Michael Bruno Feb 21, 2020
While lawmakers always declare the president’s request dead on arrival on Capitol Hill, this year there was more than the usual dismissal by a rival branch of government.
Defense and Space

PHASA-35 First Flight Is Initial Step Toward Year-Round Endurance

By Tony Osborne Feb 21, 2020
Stratospheric test flights to come as PHASA-35 high-altitude pseudo-satellite makes first flight in Australia.
Aerospace

Letters From Our Readers (Feb. 24, 2020)

Feb 21, 2020
Readers write about the hypersonics race, electromechanical catapult systems, Bombardier management and a conversion correction.

737 MAX Inventory Clearing May Continue Into 2022

By Michael Bruno Feb 21, 2020
Undoing Boeing’s stockpile of roughly 900 grounded, parked and partially built MAXs and recoordinating its supply chain could take years.
Air Transport

Editorial: Bombardier And The Perils Of Government Interference

Feb 21, 2020
Bombardier’s retreat shows why governments should seed technology development and let industry carry the risk of creating new products.
Air Transport

Blue Origin Opens Engine Factory in Alabama

By Irene Klotz Feb 21, 2020
The company aims to produce up to 42 engines per year at the new plant.
Defense and Space

Airbus Targets BWB Demo At Single-Aisle Sector

By Guy Norris Feb 21, 2020
Long-running blended wing body studies have so far come to nothing, but Airbus may have the technology to bring it to reality.
Aerospace

The Week in Defense, Feb. 21-27, 2020

By Jen DiMascio Feb 21, 2020
Russian Naval aircraft’s first flight; Space Force to integrate MILsatcom; F/A-18s tested in Finland; and Turkey’s armed drone.
Defense and Space

Opinion: Defense Budget’s Resilience Rests On Shaky Foundation

By Byron Callan Feb 20, 2020
The GDP and interest rate assumptions on which the budget is predicated are questionable.
Defense and Space

Gun-Armed, Close-Support Missiles Among DARPA’s New Projects

By Graham Warwick Feb 20, 2020
DARPA fiscal 2019 budget request targets new weapons and communications concepts for contested environments.
Aerospace

Airbus Pays High Price for A400M Export Assumptions

By Tony Osborne Feb 20, 2020
Hopes for a sale to Saudi Arabia are out of reach with German arms embargo on Riyadh.
Defense and Space

Era Of Hard Decisions Begins As U.S. Defense Spending Stagnates

By Steve Trimble Feb 20, 2020
U.S. Air Force decides to trade-off current capabilities in the near-term to finance next-generation projects.
Defense and Space

Congress Pushes Back On Trump’s Pentagon Budget Request

By Lee Hudson Feb 20, 2020
How lawmakers and the administration are responding to the most surprising proposals in the Pentagon’s fiscal 2021 budget request.
Defense and Space

Bell Achieves Electric Anti-Torque Flight First

By Tony Osborne Feb 20, 2020
A radically modified demonstrator made its first flight in May 2019, but it has come to light only now after video was posted on social media.
Aerospace

Tiltrotor Meeting Final Hurdles Before Commercial Service

By Tony Osborne Feb 19, 2020
Leonardo Helicopters CEO says AW609 is on right path, as certification nears.
Aerospace

SpaceX Signs Space Adventures To Market Crew Dragon

By Irene Klotz Feb 19, 2020
SpaceX tests space tourism waters by signing up with experienced flight services company.
Aerospace

Bombardier Flies Into Uncertain Future As Business Aviation Specialist

By Michael Bruno Feb 19, 2020
Widely expected deals to sell train unit and the last of Bombardier’s commercial aero business, still leaves OEM in fragile bizav market.
Business Aviation

Opinion: Why Boeing Will Soar Again

Vikas Mittal and Shrihari Sridhar Feb 18, 2020
Research shows that brand insulation with customers could help the aerospace giant regain its footing.
Air Transport

CAAC Backs Airline Mergers As Epidemic Response

By Bradley Perrett Feb 18, 2020
The Chinese agency has long been vexed by the multiplicity of airlines. The industry crisis has prompted it to propose consolidation.
Air Transport

MDA Embarks On A New Generation Of Missile Defense

By Jen DiMascio Feb 18, 2020
Next-Generation Interceptors could be emplaced in the ground by the end of the decade.
Defense and Space

Defense Industry Wants To Maintain Momentum For European FCAS

By Tony Osborne Feb 17, 2020
Securing German funding for Future Combat Air System demonstrators is seen as a “decisive” milestone, but Berlin’s political inertia could affect momentum.
Defense and Space

The Week In Technology, Feb. 17-21, 2020

By Graham Warwick Feb 17, 2020
Advancing Asian UAM; removing space debris; fuel could help in gusts; measuring X-59’s shocks; DLR’s new Falcon testbed.
Aerospace

 

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