Slovakia Sends Five Helicopters To Ukraine

By Tony Osborne Jun 17, 2022
Slovakia has revealed the donation of helicopters to Ukraine as part of a new round of arms transfers.
Budget, Policy & Operations

China Launches EMALS-Capable Carrier Fujian

By Chen Chuanren Jun 17, 2022
The highly anticipated event took place on June 17 at Jiangnan Shipyard near Shanghai.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Startup Vaeridion Plans Small Electric Regional Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Jun 17, 2022
A German startup plans to demonstrate the weight-saving structural integration of a battery system into a wing as the first step toward developing a nine-passenger all-electric regional airliner with a range of 270 nm.
Emerging Technologies

Stratolaunch Reaches Highest Altitude In Latest Test

By Guy Norris Jun 17, 2022
The flight, which marked the first time Roc had flown at altitudes required for effective launch trajectories of Stratolaunch’s Talon-A hypersonic test vehicle, lasted just over three hours.
Aircraft & Propulsion

UK Adopts Europe’s SC-VTOL For eVTOL Certification

By Graham Warwick Jun 16, 2022
As expected, the UK Civil Aviation Authority is to adopt the European Union Safety Agency’s Special Conditions for VTOL as the basis for UK certification of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

SASC Calls For Joint U.S. Navy-Air Force Electronic Attack Unit

By Brian Everstine Jun 16, 2022
U.S. Air Force pilots could return to the electronic attack mission under a unique plan proposed by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Senate Panel Adds $45 Billion For Defense, Including More F-35As

By Jen DiMascio Jun 16, 2022
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has recommended adding $45 billion to President Biden’s request of $813 billion for national defense in its 2023 defense policy bill to speed implementation of the National Defense Strategy and account for rising inflation.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Romanian Government Advances Norwegian F-16 Acquisition

By Tony Osborne Jun 16, 2022
Romania’s government has approved a draft law that paves the way for the expansion of the country’s fleet of F-16 combat aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Sceye High-Altitude Airship Demos Stratospheric Hovering

By Garrett Reim Jun 16, 2022
Sceye’s high-altitude platform stations (HAPS) airship recently reached the stratosphere and demonstrated the ability “to stay over an area of operation and maintain a constant float altitude.”
Aircraft & Propulsion

Jordan Agrees To Buy Eight F-16V Block 70s

By Steve Trimble Jun 16, 2022
Jordan has signed an agreement with the U.S. government to buy eight GE Aviation F110-powered Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70s, the company said June 16.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Fielding Increasing Interest Abroad In Cargo Role Of KC-46

By Brian Everstine Jun 16, 2022
Boeing has been fielding increasing interest abroad in its KC-46A tanker, although several nations are inquiring about the aircraft’s ability to carry cargo, not fuel.
Multi-Mission Aircraft

Astrobotic Collaboration Advances Wireless Lunar Power Transmission

By Mark Carreau Jun 16, 2022
A collaboration between Astrobotic and WiBotic has successfully advanced a wireless charging system capable of providing power throughout a simulated 14-day lunar night with its thermal and other environmental extremes.
Space

Netherlands Selects C-390 As Hercules Replacement

By Tony Osborne Jun 16, 2022
The Netherlands has selected Embraer’s C-390 airlifter as the replacement for its long-serving Lockheed C-130 Hercules fleet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NATO To Set Requirements For Next European Rotorcraft

By Steve Trimble Jun 16, 2022
NATO has launched a three-year Concept Stage for the Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) program.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Firefly Aerospace Replacing Cofounder CEO Again

By Michael Bruno Jun 16, 2022
Launch startup Firefly Aerospace is rotating through another CEO as its recently installed private equity sponsors assert more control over the embattled new-space upstart.
Commercial Space

U.S. Pledges $1 Billion More In Military Aid To Ukraine

By Jen DiMascio Jun 15, 2022
President Joe Biden has announced that the U.S. will provide Ukraine with another $1 billion in military assistance to fight its war with Russia.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Amazon To Begin Cargo Drone Deliveries In California

By Garrett Reim Jun 15, 2022
Amazon plans to begin 1-hr.-or-less delivery of products via its electric MK27-2 cargo drone later this year in Lockeford, California.
Advanced Air Mobility

Germany Retires Last A310 Tanker

By Tony Osborne Jun 15, 2022
Germany has retired its last Airbus A310 multirole tanker transport, leaving Canada as the final military operator of the widebody transport. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

NASA, ESA Look To Advance Space Cooperation

By Mark Carreau Jun 15, 2022
Top NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) leaders emerged from a June 15 meeting prepared to extend and strengthen a long-standing partnership in space.
Space
OneWeb, Stellar Blu Claim LEO Broadband Test Flight Success
Two companies aiming to improve inflight connectivity have carried out what they describe as the successful delivery of high-speed, low-latency inflight connectivity from a low-Earth-orbit satellite to a commercial airliner.
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Israeli Military ID’d As Trojan Launch Customer

By Steve Trimble Jun 15, 2022
Israeli company Aeronautics Group has identified the Israel Defense Forces as the launch customer for the Trojan, a small, uncrewed air system that will have solar panels embedded in the 4.2-m wingspan.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NRO EOCL Award To Planet Worth An Initial $146M

By Michael Bruno Jun 15, 2022
The contract from the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office practically doubles the remote-sensing upstart’s backlog.
Commercial Space

AAM Legislation Gains House Approval

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jun 14, 2022
A bill that will provide $12.5 million in grant funds to support advanced air mobility in fiscal 2022 gained House passage on June 14.
Advanced Air Mobility

Spanish Government Investment To Boost Space Capabilities

By Victoria Moores Jun 14, 2022
A Spanish government initiative to boost the country’s aerospace industry will help support the development of small satellite launchers and create a joint constellation of ocean reconnaissance satellites with Portugal.
Space

Russia’s Luna-25 Lander Sent For Thermal Vacuum Tests

Aviation Week Staff Jun 14, 2022
The robotic Luna-25 lander is approaching the end of its ground trials for Russia’s first Moon exploration mission since the 1970s.
Space