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Aviation Week & Space Technology

FAA’s Space Data Integrator Shifting To Operational Status

By Bill Carey Jun 14, 2021
After years of development, the FAA is bringing to bear a new capability for tracking spacecraft.
Aerospace & Defense

The Week In Technology, June 14-18, 2021

By Graham Warwick Jun 14, 2021
Electra unveils; Honeywell backs Lilium; EcoPulse testing; Electric trainer; eVTOL Casevac.
Emerging Technologies
The Week In Technology, June 7-11, 2021
NASA subsonic X-plane; Joby rooftop vertiports; Eve’s eVTOL partner; Electric Euroglider; airport hydrogen flight; JAXA’s rolling robot.
jack.freifelde… Mon, 06/07/2021 - 08:00
Primary Category

The Week In Technology, May 31-June 4, 2021

Dan Dumbacher May 31, 2021
Merlin’s autonomous King Air; EHang’s bigger eVTOL; Near Earth on VoloDrone; MagniX’s electric seaplane; OneWeb’s beam-hopper.
Emerging Technologies

Final Assembly Beckons For Leonardo Tiltrotor Tech Demonstrator

By Tony Osborne May 28, 2021
All across Europe components for Leonardo’s Next-Generation Civil Tiltrotor are coming in readiness for year-end final assembly.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Letters From Our Readers, May 31, 2021

May 28, 2021
FALCON DRONES? With the purchase of the F-15EX (April 5-18, p. 45), the U.S. Air Force could resurrect one of the original F-15/F-16 employment…
Aviation Week & Space Technology

New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections, May 31, 2021

May 28, 2021
Recent appointments, promotions and honors in the aviation and aerospace industry.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Remembering Patti Grace Smith, Commercial Space Pioneer

Keith Calhoun-Senghor, Scott Pace and Floyd DesChamps May 28, 2021
She helped to imagine, articulate and execute forward-looking government policies that helped usher in the age of “New Space.”
Commercial Space

First Take, May 31, 2021

By Graham Warwick May 28, 2021
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.

Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin Close To Commercial Spaceflight Debuts

By Irene Klotz May 28, 2021
SpaceShipTwo returns to suborbital space after 27-month hiatus.
Commercial Space

Civil Supersonics Delayed After Aerion Pulls Plug

By Guy Norris May 28, 2021
Aerion AS2 suspension dims hopes of commercial supersonic flight but does not dampen business jet appetite for Mach 1-plus capability.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Aerospace Calendar And Aviation Week Events, May 31, 2021
A roundup of upcoming conferences, exhibitions and summits.
theresa.c.petr… Fri, 05/28/2021 - 08:00

Was Belarus Flight Diversion An Illegal Act?

By Ben Goldstein May 27, 2021
The interception of a Ryanair flight has fueled a conversation about how to ensure norms in civilian aviation.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

The Week In Defense, May 27-June 3, 2021

By Jen DiMascio May 27, 2021
Russian S-500 production; combatant chief supports tanker retirements; UK chooses U.S. weapon; South Korean missile development.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Nuclear Modernization Plan Expands With Navy SLBM Replacement

By Steve Trimble May 26, 2021
New life extension program for 32-year-old Trident II D5 aims to keep the submarine-launched ballistic missile in the inventory to 2084
Missile Defense & Weapons

Boeing, Airbus Face Slow Widebody Demand Following Boom Years

By Jens Flottau May 26, 2021
Oversupply to market has yielded big, young in-service fleets, which means the current lull has, in part, been a self-inflicted wound.
Aircraft & Propulsion

U.S. Army Restarts Feud With Boeing and Congress On Chinook Cuts

By Steve Trimble May 25, 2021
Another clash over the Army’s proposals to defer CH-47F Block II production is brewing as fiscal 2022 budget drops.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Washington Power Shift Creates Debate Over ICBM’s Future

By Steve Trimble May 25, 2021
A short-term debate over replacing the Minuteman III has raised fundamental questions about the land-based leg of the nuclear triad.
Budget, Policy & Operations

IATA, Rolls-Royce Maintenance Deal May Not Change Much

By Sean Broderick May 25, 2021
Deal expected to lay out aftermarket policies for Rolls customers, service providers.
Supply Chain

Advanced Air Mobility Offerings Advance And Expand

By Graham Warwick May 24, 2021
New products, new investment and new operating partners keep advanced air mobility market moving forward.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

The Week In Technology, May 24-28, 2021

By Graham Warwick May 24, 2021
Propulsive fuselage; Moon connectivity; Klimov’s hybrid-electric design; Lilium Jet networks; certified batteries; and Osaka’s vertiport.
Aircraft & Propulsion

China Adds Rover To Mars Surface Fleet

By Irene Klotz May 21, 2021
On its first solo foray to Mars, China pulls off a tricky descent and landing.

Block II Chinook Will Be UK’s Heavy-Lift Helo Backbone Into 2050s

By Tony Osborne May 21, 2021
MH-47G buy is the first phase in UK Chinook fleet modernization.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NASA Urges Deeper Study Of F-35 Physiological Episodes

By Lee Hudson May 21, 2021
NASA has discovered new information that may help solve the mystery behind F-35 pilot physiological episodes.
Aircraft & Propulsion

New Investment May Boost Indian Airlines’ Recovery Prospects

By Adrian Schofield May 21, 2021
India’s carriers are looking to IPOs, share sales and changes in ownership to improve their long-term viability.
Airlines & Lessors