EASA has certified versions of the A330-800 and -900 that are significantly lower weight than the in-service A330neo fleet that can lead to a significant reduction in operating costs for airlines, making the aircraft more attractive to operators that don’t need the long-range capabilities.
A U.S. Defense Department agency is shopping for a computing system powerful and efficient enough to process and interpret hundreds of terraflops of imagery data from systems on board manned and unmanned aircraft.
The FAA is closing in on its first special condition for type certification of an electric propulsion system, and acknowledges that amending requirements developed over decades for piston and turbine engines is proving challenging.
The existence of the new production facility also points to a likely return by the Skunk Works to a series manufacturing role after spending most of the last four decades focused on being a rapid prototyping arm and future concepts developer.
Launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner on a long-awaited reflight demonstration to the International Space Station remained on hold while engineers assessed options to address an issue with valves in the spacecraft’s propulsion system.
After 3-D printing dozens of tools since its arrival aboard the International Space Station in 2016, the Made in Space Manufacturing Device will have a new assignment once Northrop Grumman’s 16th NASA-contracted resupply mission reaches the ISS with a new Redwire Regolith Print extruder and other hardware.
Fresh off Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight, founder Jeff Bezos is offering to cut his company’s fee for a human lunar landing demonstration mission dramatically and add—at company expense—an orbital flight test.
Rocket Lab has modified the design and manufacture of the igniter for the Rutherford engine after a fault in this system was identified as the root cause of the company’s Electron launch vehicle failure on May 15.