The Week In Technology, March 30-April 3, 2020

By Graham Warwick Mar 30, 2020
Sensing supercooled icing; Russian electric testbed: deorbiting tether; digitalizing cabin; UPS drone delivery; Lilium eVTOL funding.
Emerging Technologies

COVID-19 Stimulus Includes Aerospace and Defense Industry Assistance

By Jen DiMascio Mar 27, 2020
President Donald Trump signed a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill into law March 27, aimed at shielding the U.S. economy from damage done by COVID-19…
Aerospace

Opinion: Why Nationalism And Protectionism Will Favor China

Peter Harbison Mar 27, 2020
In the aviation marketplace into which we will likely emerge after the coronavirus crisis, China is likely to be the big winner.
Air Transport

OneWeb Steps Closer To Bankruptcy Filing—Report

By Irene Klotz Mar 27, 2020
OneWeb has moved a step close to filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S., the London-based Financial Times reported March 27.
Commercial Space

Irkut’s Fourth MC-21-300 Prototype Ready For Certification Trials

By Maxim Pyadushkin Mar 27, 2020
Russian airframer Irkut’s fourth MC-21-300 flight prototype has arrived at the Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, ahead of certification trials
Aircraft & Propulsion

ROLLS-ROYCE

Mar 27, 2020
ROLLS-ROYCE is significantly reducing all but essential activity within its UK Civil Aerospace facilities through April 3; Defence facilties are…
Aerospace

DARPA Automates Dogfighting To Develop Pilot Trust In AI In Combat

By Graham Warwick Mar 27, 2020
The coronavirus crisis postpones algorithmic competition, but DARPA pushes ahead with development of AI for air combat.
Emerging Technologies

Governments Take Unprecedented Action To Protect Aviation In COVID-19 Crisis

By Ben Goldstein Mar 27, 2020
Financial support at an unprecedented scale is on its way in some countries.
Airlines & Lessors

GA-ASI Adapts Gray Eagle For U.S. Army's FVL Future

By Steve Trimble Mar 27, 2020
The U.S. Army's Future Vertical Lift program has focused on future rotorcraft, but GA-ASI pursues the MQ-1C role for Advanced UAS.
Defense and Space

US GOVT

Mar 26, 2020
US GOVT agreed to $2t Coronavirus stimulus package (CARES Act); proposed deal is to provide financial relief to US pax airlines ($50b), cargo…
Aerospace

L3HARRIS

Mar 26, 2020
L3HARRIS launched Express Readout automated aircraft recorder validation service that provides necessary reports about recorder functionality.
Aerospace

Consolidation In Aerospace Parts Business Speeds Up

By Kurt Hofmann Mar 26, 2020
Austrian aerospace parts and services provider FACC expects further consolidation in the supplier business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus Actions Point To Slow Production Restart

By Thierry Dubois Mar 26, 2020
Manufacturing at Airbus’ final assembly lines has restarted to a limited extent, while wing production has been paused.
Air Transport

AIRBUS

Mar 26, 2020
AIRBUS is reducing production at wing plants in Bremen, Filton and Broughton because of sufficient stock levels; sites will remain open during this…
Aerospace

EMBRAER

Mar 26, 2020
EMBRAER reported $209.8m net loss on $2.1b revenues for 4Q19 vs $2.6m profit on $1.7b in 4Q18; and $322.3m net loss on $5.5b revenues for 2019 vs …
Aerospace

DLR Project Puts Cabin At Center Of Aircraft Design

By Graham Warwick Mar 26, 2020
A research program that could allow the design of future commercial aircraft to begin with the passenger cabin has been launched by German aerospace center DLR.
Interiors & Connectivity

FACC Takes Steps To Mitigate COVID-19 Impact

By Michael Bruno Mar 26, 2020
Austrian aerospace parts and services provider FACC has said that a “large part” of its staff is expected to apply for “short-term work” starting Apr. 6 and that it will revise plans to ramp up a new Croatian factory while suspending its dividend payment to shareholders for 2019.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Yes, Go Ahead And 'Nationalize' Boeing With A Bailout

By Michael Bruno Mar 26, 2020
A question for U.S. leaders: Is it worth taking Boeing up on its bailout bid? The answer is likely yes, but not for the obvious reasons.
Air Transport

EMBRAER

Mar 26, 2020
EMBRAER is teaming with companies/research centers to develop technologies to supply replacement parts/filtration systems for medical equipment,…
Aerospace

ASD

Mar 25, 2020
ASD is calling on EU Institutions and worldwide Governments to provide specific support for the entire civil aviation sector with specific emergency…
Aerospace

AIR INDUSTRIES GROUP

Mar 25, 2020
AIR INDUSTRIES GROUP had $9.1m gross profit on $54.6m sales in 2019 vs $5.4m on $44.5m in 2018.
Aerospace

ATI

Mar 25, 2020
ATI (Allegheny Technologies) extended labor deal with USW-covered workers for one year through February 2021.
Aerospace

Boeing Flies 737 MAX On Simulated Airline Runs Despite Shutdown

By Guy Norris Mar 25, 2020
Amid signs that Boeing is hoping to resume production of the 737 MAX in May the company says flight tests of the three current versions of the model, the -7, -8 and -9, are continuing despite the general shutdown of its Puget Sound facilities because of the coronavirus.
Aircraft & Propulsion

VSMPO-AVISMA

Mar 25, 2020
VSMPO-AVISMA had US$321m net income in 2019, up 31.3% vs 208; revenues rose 0.7% to US$1.6b; it has US$739m cash.
Aerospace

BOEING

Mar 25, 2020
BOEING said this week that it still expects FAA to end 737 MAX grounding in mid-2020 as it is close to the finish line with all mods and testing. It…
Aerospace

 

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