Hurricane Laura Delays SLS Static Test Fire

By Irene Klotz Sep 14, 2020
Work stoppages due to Hurricane Laura, the Category 4 storm that came ashore in Louisiana last month, will delay the long-awaited static test fire of the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage at NASA’s Stennis Space Center until late October or November.
Space

Reaper Replacement Reveals Bold New GA-ASI Vision

By Steve Trimble Sep 14, 2020
The company that invented the unmanned hunter-killer mission unveils a concept for the legendary MQ-9’s replacement.
AFA Air Space and Cyber Conference

Boeing Says New 787 Issue Affects Vertical Fins

By Sean Broderick Sep 11, 2020
Boeing confirmed that it uncovered a manufacturing problem with 787 vertical fins—the fourth production-quality issue linked to the widebody twinjet program in recent weeks.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Opinion: A Five-Part Strategy For Airbus

By Richard Aboulafia Sep 01, 2020
If Airbus prioritizes long-term outcomes, it will come out of the COVID-19 downturn stronger than ever.
Program Management

The Weekly Debrief: Contract Award Sets Up THAAD For New Era

By Steve Trimble Aug 31, 2020
Lockheed Martin will receive another $912 million over the next five years to give the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense program a capability makeover. 
Missile Defense & Weapons

Rolls-Royce Civil Cutbacks Include MRO Services Reductions

By Sean Broderick Aug 31, 2020
Rolls-Royce plans to reduce costs linked to its spare-engines pool and lean more heavily on third-party shops as part of sweeping changes within its civil aerospace business to cope with reduced air transport activity for the foreseeable future.
Aircraft & Propulsion

SLS Development Cost Tops $9 Billion

By Irene Klotz Aug 28, 2020
Getting NASA’s Space Launch System rocket to the launchpad for a November 2021 debut flight will cost taxpayers $9.1 billion, breaching a 30% budget overrun that mandates congressional notification. 
Space

FAA To Enhance Compliance Program Management, Analysis

By Sean Broderick Aug 21, 2020
FAA’s shift to emphasizing corrective actions over civil penalties for unintentional regulatory violations needs more centralized oversight and data analysis to determine its effectiveness, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of the program shows. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

New Factory Opening Launches Hypersonic Industrial Phase

By Steve Trimble Aug 21, 2020
A small cottage industry set up to support one-off experiments is now transforming into a billion-dollar sector of the missile market.
Missile Defense & Weapons

NASA To Evaluate Blue Origin Human Lunar Lander Hands-On

By Mark Carreau Aug 20, 2020
The combined 40-ft.-plus structure includes the Blue Origin lander and the Lockheed Martin ascent module that is expected to house NASA’s Artemis astronaut crews during their initial, weeklong lunar sorties.
Space

KBR Buying Space And Missile Firm Centauri In ‘Transformative’ Deal

By Michael Bruno Aug 19, 2020
KBR will acquire Centauri, a space engineering and development boutique firm for defense and intelligence, in an $800 million deal.
Supply Chain

Realizing Digital Manufacturing and Product Support in Aerospace & Defense

Sponsored By Siemens Digital Industries Software Aug 19, 2020
Driving innovation has become a mantra at most companies. Siemens started on this journey of innovation more than ten years ago, setting its sights…
Knowledge Center

Boeing Instructions Detail Some Required 737 MAX Work

By Sean Broderick Aug 18, 2020
Boeing’s detailed instructions for modifying 737 MAXs as part of the FAA’s planned requirements call for more than 200 work hrs. per aircraft, with most of the effort needed for addressing non-compliant wiring.
Program Management

First SpaceX Operational Space Station Crew Launch Slips

By Mark Carreau Aug 17, 2020
Following their successful Demo-2 test flight, NASA and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than Oct. 23 for the first operational commercial launch of astronauts to the International Space Station.
Space

Opinion: Western Defense Contractors Risk Losing The Tech War

Randy Starr Aug 17, 2020
Companies will have to ramp up internal R&D spending to keep pace.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Lockheed Receives Delivery Orders For F-16S To Taiwan, Morocco

By Steve Trimble Aug 14, 2020
The $4.94 billion deal confirms a long-awaited order to deliver 66 of the GE Aviation F110-powered F-16s for Taiwan and about 25 Pratt & Whitney F100-powered F-16s for Morocco. The US government approved export packages for both aircraft in 2019. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

JAXA Low-Boom Research Could Ease Supersonic Certification

By Graham Warwick Aug 14, 2020
A robust low-boom design method developed by Japanese researchers should make it easier to certify future quiet supersonic transports, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) says. 
Air Transport

Imagining MRO Post-COVID-19: Steps For the Future

By Lee Ann Shay Aug 14, 2020
The pandemic has been a catalyst for change, from accelerated digitalization to new training technologies.
Program Management

UAM Leaders Accelerate Toward Certification Of eVTOL Air Taxis

By Graham Warwick Aug 14, 2020
The advanced air mobility market is beginning to differentiate by manufacturer, by mission and by timing.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Amid The Financial Wreckage Of A&D, Space Rises Above

By Michael Bruno Aug 13, 2020
As public companies reported their latest quarterly results, one segment stood out for its near-universal positivity: space.
Space

First B-21 'Starting To Look Like An Airplane,' USAF Says

By Steve Trimble Aug 11, 2020
Northrop Grumman's first B-21 test aircraft entered the assembly process last year and overall is "coming along nicely," according to the U.S. Air Force program manager.
Program Management

Will Airbus Or Boeing Begin To Source More From Western Suppliers?

By Bradley Perrett Aug 10, 2020
Ask the Editors: Even if airframers do source less from China, it won’t mean they will turn to Western suppliers.
Program Management

Missile Defense Agency Reveals Hypersonic Defense Vision

By Steve Trimble Aug 07, 2020
A two-year evaluation has coalesced into plans to field a sea-based interceptor as quickly as possible.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Daily Memo: Finally, The End Of Boeing’s Partnering For Success?

By Michael Bruno Aug 06, 2020
In the latter part of the last decade, Boeing was busy signing new master contract agreements with major commercial aerospace suppliers that solidified price reductions and other benefits to the OEM under its Partnering for Success (PFS) program.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Rolls-Royce Links With Boom, Virgin On Supersonic Ventures

By Guy Norris Aug 06, 2020
Boom and Virgin Galactic agreements with Rolls-Royce mark a potential competitive ramp-up in the commercial supersonic market sector.
Program Management

 

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