Inspiration4 Civilian Mission Launches to Orbit on SpaceX Falcon 9
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched Inspiration4, the first all-civilian, non-government human spaceflight, from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, to begin its three-day mission in low Earth orbit.
jen.dimascio@a… Thu, 09/16/2021 - 01:56
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Rolls-Royce’s Accel Electric Aircraft Takes Flight

By Tony Osborne Sep 15, 2021
Rolls-Royce has completed the first flight of its electric-powered Spirit of Innovation aircraft, also known as Accel.
Emerging Technologies
ROLLS-ROYCE

ROLLS-ROYCE made first flight (15 minutes) of its all-electric Spirit of Innovation aircraft with 400kW (>500 hp) electric powertrain out of Boscombe Down

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 19:14
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AIA

AIA says aerospace and defense industry accounted for 1.8% ($382b) of US GDP in 2020 and supported >2.09m US jobs (1.4% of total US employment), down 4% v

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 19:11
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Aerospace Private Equity Specialist AEI Bulking Up UAV Business
U.S. private equity firm AE Industrial Partners is rolling up UAV-related businesses under the UAV Factory brand.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 18:59
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CAE

CAE was selected by BETA Technologies as partner to design and develop its pilot and maintenance technician training program for the ALIA eVTOL aircraft.

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 17:39
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CYIENT

CYIENT, India introduced AS9145 supplier PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) compliance software/services for enabling intelligent supply chain.

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 17:09
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SA GROUP

SA GROUP acquired the aircraft division of CLASSIC TRIM, Denmark (interior\ cleaning/restoration/refurbishment/mods).

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 17:08
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ATR

ATR has kicked off its 40-year anniversary: https://youtu.be/of9PcVKv02c

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 16:53
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Spire Global Buys Sat-Based Automatic ID System Startup ExactEarth
Recently public Spire Global, a nanosat operator for cloud-enabled data analytics, is buying sat-based S-AIS services startup ExactEarth.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 16:51
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TOPCAST AVIATION SUPPLIES

TOPCAST AVIATION SUPPLIES, Hong Kong was selected by Greene Tweed as exclusive distributor for aerospace OEMs in Asia-Pacific and South America for >1,300

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 16:51
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AAR

AAR was selected by Arkwin Industries as exclusive distributor for its engine actuation/commercial aviation products for commercial aviation aftermarket.

amy.hardcastle… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 16:49
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Urban Launches Fundraising For CityHawk eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Sep 15, 2021
Israel’s Urban Aeronautics has secured an initial $10 million of the at least $100 million it needs to raise through a Series A funding round to support development of the CityHawk vertical-takeoff air taxi.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Growing Demand Spurs Jet Luxe To Launch New Services

By Molly McMillin Sep 15, 2021
Jet Luxe has launched a new charter, management and travel services business to respond to record levels of demand for the services.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Who's Where

Staff reports Sep 15, 2021
David Neeleman has been appointed to the board of directors of Lilium N.V., effective upon completion of Lilium’s business combination with Qell Acquisition Corp.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
Half Of OneWeb Constellation Now In Orbit After 10th Arianespace Launch
The new satellites join a OneWeb constellation that now numbers 322 spacecraft in low Earth orbit, about half of its initial constellation.
guy.ferneyhoug… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 11:23
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Beta Technologies Selects CAE For eVTOL Training

By Graham Warwick Sep 15, 2021
Beta Technologies has selected Canada’s CAE to develop the pilot and maintenance training program for the Alia electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

BAE Betting On Heavylift Multicopter Development

By Tony Osborne Sep 15, 2021
BAE Systems has teamed up with UK uncrewed air system developer Malloy Aeronautics to develop a heavy lift multicopter for the littoral mission.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Archer To List Publicly After SPAC Shareholder Vote
Shareholders in Atlas Crest Investment approved the blank-check company’s reverse merger with urban air mobility startup Archer Aviation in a Sept. 14 vote.
guy.ferneyhoug… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 09:50
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UK Eyes Protector For Sovereign Strike Missions

By Tony Osborne Sep 15, 2021
SkyGuardian’s UK firsts pave the way for the Royal Air Force Protector’s introduction in 2023.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

How The First Unleaded High-Octane Avgas Was Created

By William Garvey Sep 15, 2021
It took more than a decade, but the General Aviation Modifications Inc. team found a solution.
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Capella Opens 60 SAR Images For Public Use
For about five years, Capella’s products have been provided primarily to governments and large research institutions. Now the company is widening the access to a subset of its images.
jeff.morris@av… Tue, 09/14/2021 - 21:39
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Agility Prime Deal Will Help Mature Moog’s SureFly

By Graham Warwick Sep 14, 2021
Moog is latest to strike deal with the U.S. Air Force Agility Prime program to explore eVTOL technology.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

SAF+

Sep 14, 2021
SAF+ began production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in Canada at the ParaChem industrial site near Montreal. SAF+ aims to bring to market, by…
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JET PARTS ENGINEERING

Sep 14, 2021
JET PARTS ENGINEERING, Seattle secured 18 new FAA PMAs; parts include 747/767 aileron lockout switches, 737 wingtip and strobe lens hardware, A320…
Aerospace