House Advances NASA Budget Without Full Lunar Lander Support

By Mark Carreau Jul 14, 2020
The commercial human lander system is a critical part of the Trump administration’s directive that NASA accelerate its return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers from 2028 to 2024.
Space

House Appropriators Pass Fiscal 2021 Funding Bill

By Lee Hudson Jul 14, 2020
The House Appropriations Committee on July 14 approved by a vote of 30-22 its mark of the fiscal 2021 defense funding bill, which likely will be vetoed by President Donald Trump.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Second North Carolina Hospital Begins Drone Deliveries

By Bill Carey Jul 14, 2020
Drone logistics system developer Matternet on July 14 announced the start of a second hospital delivery operation with UPS Flight Forward in North Carolina.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing T-7A Showing 'Fighter-like' Maneuvers In Early Flight Tests

By Steve Trimble Jul 14, 2020
The twin-engine T-7A is designed to train future U.S. Air Force fighter pilots, but is demonstrating “fighter-like” performance itself, Boeing said.
Aircraft & Propulsion

MQ-Next May Feature Air-to-Air Weapon

By Lee Hudson Jul 14, 2020
The U.S. Air Force has divulged additional details on how the future MQ-9 replacement will operate and may expand its mission set by featuring an air-to-air weapon.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Spain’s Indra Flies Optionally Piloted Tecnam For Surveillance Missions

By Graham Warwick Jul 14, 2020
Spanish electronics company Indra has completed initial flight tests of its Targus optionally piloted vehicle, a modified Tecnam P2006T light twin.
Aircraft & Propulsion

EHang Conducts First Public EVTOL Sightseeing Flights

By Graham Warwick Jul 14, 2020
Self-piloted air taxis have taken off with the first passenger-carrying public flights by the EHang 216 autonomous air vehicle on aerial sightseeing trips in the coastal city of Yantai, China.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 To Return Asteroid Samples Dec. 6

By Mark Carreau Jul 14, 2020
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return mission will drop off materials from the asteroid Ryugu as it passes by Earth on Dec. 6 Japan time.
Space

UAE Mars Hope Launch Delayed To Friday

By Irene Klotz Jul 14, 2020
Poor weather at Japan’s Tenegashima Space Center is prompting a delay of the United Arab Emirates’ Mars Mission to no earlier than July 17.
Space

Textron Aviation Cutting 800 Jobs As Economic Uncertainties Continue

By Molly McMillin Jul 14, 2020
Textron Aviation told employees July 14 that it plans to lay off about 800 employees in Kansas, mostly at its facilities here.
Marketplace

Daily Briefs

Jul 14, 2020
AUSTRALIA will spend A$87m ($61m) improving facilities at the joint U.S.-Australian Space Surveillance Telescope at Naval Communications Station…
Defense and Space

New South Wales Backs eVTOL Startup

Jul 14, 2020
Australian air taxi startup AMSL Aero plans to build a flight-test center at Narromine in New South Wales thanks to an A$950,000 ($660,000) grant…
Defense and Space

No-Deal Brexit Adding Further Stress To UK Aerospace Amid COVID-19

By Tony Osborne Jul 14, 2020
British aerospace firms will be less well-resourced to cope with a no-deal Brexit if the UK government and the European Union cannot come to a consensus on a future trading relationship by the end of the year, industry has warned.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Drone Manufacturer Skydio Announces $100 Million Infusion

By Bill Carey Jul 13, 2020
U.S. small drone manufacturer Skydio said it has raised $100 million in venture capital, which the company will use to accelerate product development and expand into the commercial and public-sector markets.
Aircraft & Propulsion

BAE Develops Factory Of Future To Support Tempest Development Work

By Tony Osborne Jul 13, 2020
BAE Systems says it is working with 40 companies and academia to develop new methods of production that could halve the production time compared to previous programs.
Budget, Policy & Operations

U.S. Air Force Seeks Industry Ideas For F-15EX Upgrades

By Steve Trimble Jul 13, 2020
The U.S. Air Force is already starting to look at major upgrade options for the F-15EX despite billing the program as having minimal development cost.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Japan’s ANA, Aeronext Partner On Drone Delivery

By Graham Warwick Jul 13, 2020
ANA Holdings, parent company of All Nippon Airways, is cooperating with Japanese startup Aeronext on the development of delivery drones with the goal of beginning commercial operations in 2022-23.
Aircraft & Propulsion

White House CTO Tapped As Acting Pentagon Research Chief

By Lee Hudson Jul 13, 2020
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has chosen White House Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios as the acting undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, replacing Mike Griffin.
Budget, Policy & Operations

USAF Flies First KC-10 Into Retirement

By Steve Trimble Jul 13, 2020
The arrival of the first KC-10 at the “boneyard” on July 13 begins a five-year retirement process for the 59-aircraft fleet as the Boeing KC-46 enters service with a capability limited by unresolved deficiencies through at least 2023.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Electric Flight Training Advances At Bye, Pipistrel

By Graham Warwick Jul 13, 2020
Bye Aerospace is to begin work on the first production-conforming prototype of its eFlyer 2 electric training aircraft after closing $10 million in strategic and venture financing.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Volansi Resupply Drone To Be Tested With SOCOM

By Graham Warwick Jul 13, 2020
Drone delivery company Volansi is to partner with U.S. Special Operations Command to demonstrate its Voly M20 long-range cargo unmanned aircraft under a small business contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force.
Defense and Space

New South Wales Backs EVTOL Startup

By Graham Warwick Jul 13, 2020
Australian air taxi startup AMSL Aero is to build a flight-test center at Narromine in New South Wales thanks to an A$950,000 ($660,000) grant from the state government. AMSL is developing the Vertiia, a two-passenger tandem tilt-wing electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicle.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NASA Updates Human Lunar, Mars Planetary Protection Policies

By Mark Carreau Jul 13, 2020
Interest in the human and robotic exploration of the Moon and Mars is on the rise—politically influenced budgets, the global economy and COVID-19 pandemic permitting.
Space

The Weekly Debrief: Sussing Out The Near And Long-Term Prospects For A&D

By Michael Bruno Jul 13, 2020
The first half of 2020 has been brutal for the aerospace and defense (A&D) sector, and increasingly industry insiders and outside investors are trying to figure out what it means for longer-term prospects.
Budget, Policy & Operations

KAI Says 13% Of KF-X Is Composite

By Bradley Perrett Jul 13, 2020
Carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic accounts for 13% of the weight of the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KF-X fighter, the manufacturer said.
Budget, Policy & Operations

 

As a subscriber to one of Aviation Week Network’s market briefings, your searches only provide you with access to articles from within that product.

To find out about obtaining additional data – including the most comprehensive details on organizations, fleets, personnel and programs – click here or call +1.561.279.4661.


 

As a subscriber to one of Aviation Week Network’s market briefings, your searches only provide you with access to articles from within that product.

To find out about obtaining additional data – including the most comprehensive details on organizations, fleets, personnel and programs – click here or call +1.561.279.4661.


 

As a subscriber to one of Aviation Week Network’s market briefings, your searches only provide you with access to articles from within that product.

To find out about obtaining additional data – including the most comprehensive details on organizations, fleets, personnel and programs – click here or call +1.561.279.4661.


 

As a subscriber to one of Aviation Week Network’s market briefings, your searches only provide you with access to articles from within that product.

To find out about obtaining additional data – including the most comprehensive details on organizations, fleets, personnel and programs – click here or call +1.561.279.4661.