Will NASA Use Nuclear Propulsion For Faster Crewed Mission Transport?

By Jen DiMascio Oct 23, 2020
Ask the Editors: Three former NASA administrators agree the U.S. space program needs to use nuclear propulsion.
Space

NASA Reviews Human Landing System Designs

By Jen DiMascio Oct 23, 2020
NASA recently conducted certification baseline reviews of the three U.S. companies vying to make landers that will transport astronauts to the Moon by 2024—Blue Origin, Dynetics and SpaceX.
Space

Podcast: In It For The Long Haul

Oct 23, 2020
How can the Aviation and Aerospace industry stay resilient and ready to meet increases while facing its bleakest forecast in history? Listen in as…
Aerospace

Safran And GE Avio Aero Propose New Open-Rotor Engine Demo

By Guy Norris Oct 23, 2020
Plans for major technology demonstrators to shape next generation of single-aisle airliner firming up in Europe and U.S.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NASA Prepares For Next Generation Of Single-Aisles

By Graham Warwick Oct 23, 2020
Transonic Truss Braced Wing, electrified propulsion small-core turbofans and high-rate composites top NASA’s priorities
Emerging Technologies

Opinion: ‘Efficiencies’ Alone Cannot Solve U.S. Defense Budget Crunch

By Steve Grundman Oct 23, 2020
Under a flat budget, the Pentagon should increase competition, invest in soft power, reinvent conops and tap digital technologies.
Budget, Policy & Operations

First Take, Oct. 26, 2020

By Graham Warwick Oct 23, 2020
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

DELTA AIR LINES

Oct 22, 2020
DELTA AIR LINES took delivery of first US-assembled A220 (55070; -300); it previously received 31 Canadian-built A220-100s and has 63 A220s remaining…
Aerospace

PRATT & WHITNEY

Oct 22, 2020
PRATT & WHITNEY plans through 2027 to invest $650m to build 1m sq ft turbine airfoil production facility in Asheville, NC.
Aerospace

TRB LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES

Oct 22, 2020
TRB LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES, UK has developed solution for high-volume manufacture of composite components by combining proprietary snap-cure resins…
Aerospace

GA TELESIS

Oct 22, 2020
GA TELESIS was named by Honeywell as exclusive global distributor (excl. China) for CFM56-5B variable bleed valve stop mechanism for A320-200s.
Aerospace

NYCO

Oct 22, 2020
NYCO was selected by Windrose Airlines toa supply Turbonycoil 600 oil.
Aerospace

AIRBUS

Oct 22, 2020
AIRBUS rolled out first A330-800 (1977) for UGANDA AIRLINES, which ordered two to launch long-haul service in 2021.
Aerospace

VERITX AND ALGORAND

Oct 22, 2020
VERITX and ALGORAND teamed to develop digital marketplace to connect buyers and sellers of aircraft parts that can be 3D printed on-demand.
Aerospace

WHO'SNEWS: BII.AERO

Oct 22, 2020
Andrew Newall to Sales Director of Bii.aero, London.
Aerospace

EFW

Oct 22, 2020
EFW was selected by Airbus as a Digital Design, Manufacturing and Services (DDMS) program early adopter for aircraft cabins.
Aerospace

Startups Embrace Additive Manufacturing For Speed To Market

By Graham Warwick Oct 22, 2020
From Boom to Joby, aviation startups are turning to 3D printing to reduce time and cost required to field new products.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

U.S. Congressional Races To Watch

By Lee Hudson Oct 22, 2020
Democrats Amy McGrath and Kim Mangone are challenging two of the most powerful Republicans in Congress, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell …
Budget, Policy & Operations

Poll: Can Urban Air Mobility Survive Without Uber?

Oct 22, 2020
Vote in our latest poll: Can urban air mobility survive without Uber?  The question of whether or not urban air mobility can survive without Uber has been raised by an unconfirmed report that the ride-hailing giant is seeking “strategic alternatives” for its Elevate aerial ridesharing business.
Aerospace

Will Any Boeing And Airbus Tier 1 And 2 Suppliers Go Bankrupt?

By Michael Bruno Oct 21, 2020
Ask the Editors: A wave of consolidation in A&D has arrived due to COVID-19, the worst aerospace downturn since the dawn of the Jet Age.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Honeywell Supplies Fly-By-Wire System For Cargo Drone

By Bill Carey Oct 21, 2020
Slovenia’s Pipistrel Aircraft has selected a Honeywell fly-by-wire (FBW) system for flight control of its planned Nuuva V300 cargo drone, the companies announced Oct. 21.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Aviation Week Unveils 2020 Grand Laureate Winners

Oct 21, 2020
Aviation Week editors honored more than two dozen 2020 Laureate Awards winners from around the globe in a virtual event.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Firefly Launch Manifest Grows

By Irene Klotz Oct 20, 2020
Firefly Aerospace, which plans to debut its Alpha small satellite launch vehicle this year, has signed contracts with Spire Global and Geometric Space Corp. for multiple flights.
Space

Nanoracks Sells Airlock Service Contracts To NASA, ESA

By Irene Klotz Oct 20, 2020
NASA and the European Space Agency have signed contracts with privately owned Nanoracks to use the company’s Bishop airlock, which is due to be delivered to the International Space Station next month. 
Space

Transport Canada Authorizes Drone Powerline Inspections

By Bill Carey Oct 20, 2020
Transport Canada has granted geomatics company MVT Geo-solutions permission to fly drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) of an operator to perform powerline inspections in Alma, Quebec.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation