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Aviation Week & Space Technology

Hydrogen Project Takes Root In European Industry

By Thierry Dubois Jul 13, 2021
While Airbus is refining hydrogen technology maturation, the endeavor spreads to airport ecosystem and certification authorities.
Emerging Technologies

The Week In Technology, July 12-16, 2021

By Graham Warwick Jul 12, 2021
Superconducting electric propulsion; hydrogen ground handling; fuel-cell regional; hydrogen infrastructure; controlling complex aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Space Data Integrator Now Operational, Reports FAA

By Bill Carey Jul 08, 2021
The FAA on July 8 formally announced the entry into service of its Space Data Integrator, a system that enables the agency to track rockets and reentry vehicles in near real-time as they transition through the airspace.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

New Factory, Mystery Projects Hint At Digital Skunk Works Push

By Steve Trimble Jul 08, 2021
A photo taken from within a Lockheed Martin Skunk Works facility reveals the existence of four previously undisclosed projects, including one linked…
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week In Defense, July 1-7, 2021

By Jen DiMascio Jul 01, 2021
Committee halts practice of adding F-35s; GA-ASI Skyborg flies; Hensoldt to integrate German sigint aircraft; and Japan’s UH-2.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week In Technology, June 28-July 2, 2021

By Graham Warwick Jun 28, 2021
Fuel cells for aircraft power; Blade UAM expands; Volocopter Paris flight; Vertiport partnerships; and Japan SAF flights.
Emerging Technologies

Letters From Our Readers, June 28, 2021

Jun 25, 2021
Readers write about survivable space capabilities, a common U.S. missile, “real engineers” and coverage of climate change and alternative energy sources.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections, June 28, 2021

Jun 25, 2021
Recent appointments, promotions and honors in the aviation and aerospace industry.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

The Week In Defense, June 25-July 1, 2021

By Jen DiMascio Jun 25, 2021
SDA to loft spacecraft; Indonesia receives ScanEagle delivery; Will LRASM survive in Japan?; and Qatar’s Hawk trainers take flight.
Aircraft & Propulsion

First Take, June 28, 2021

By Graham Warwick Jun 25, 2021
COMMERCIAL AVIATION Boeing conducted the long-delayed first flight of the 737-10, the fourth and largest version of the MAX series, with a 2-hr. 30…

Pentagon Formally Opens Search for New Tanker

By Lee Hudson Jun 25, 2021
The U.S. Air Force unexpectedly begins the search for a new tanker to supplement the KC-46.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Aerospace Calendar And Aviation Week Events, June 28, 2021

Jun 25, 2021
A roundup of upcoming conferences, exhibitions and summits.
Aviation Week & Space Technology

737-10 Tests To Help Define New Boeing Relationship With Regulators

By Guy Norris Jun 24, 2021
With system and software enhancements for retrofit into all MAX versions, 737-10 test and certification is more than sum of its parts.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

European Space Agency Is Wary Of Partnering With China

By Thierry Dubois Jun 24, 2021
Relations have cooled since European experiments flew on the Tiangong prototype.

China’s Tiangong Becomes Latest In Series Of LEO Human Outposts

By Mark Carreau Jun 23, 2021
China’s new space station is due to be completed in 2022 after 11 missions.

China’s New Station Presents Challenges, Opportunities In Space

By Irene Klotz Jun 23, 2021
International relations are in play with the opening of China’s new space station.

Lilium Prepares To Fly Redesigned eVTOL Battery System

By Graham Warwick Jun 22, 2021
After a battery fire destroyed its demonstrator, Lilium has revamped the energy storage system in its eVTOL air taxi.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Airports Team Up To Fast-Track Pandemic Response Strategies

By Sean Broderick Jun 22, 2021
Next set of issues is likely to include sustainability and urban air mobility initiatives.
Airports & Routes

Highlights Of China’s Space Program Progress

By Irene Klotz Jun 22, 2021
From the first Shenzhou capsule launch in 1999 to the Shenzhou 12 launch carrying three taikonauts to the Chinese Space Station.

Israel Scores Airborne Laser Intercept Breakthrough

By Steve Trimble Jun 21, 2021
Israel’s defense industry has achieved a global first by successfully demonstrating that a compact, airborne High Power Laser can shoot down unmanned aircraft systems.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Russia And China Outline Joint Lunar Station Road Map

By Maxim Pyadushkin Jun 21, 2021
Countries eyeing crewed missions to planned Moon base by 2035.

In WTO Subsidy Saga, A Truce To Prepare For Next Battle

By Michael Bruno Jun 21, 2021
An end to the 17-year airliner subsidy spat frees the West to repair its aerospace industry and prepare to tackle competition from China.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week In Technology, June 21-25, 2021

By Graham Warwick Jun 21, 2021
Russian eSTOL demonstrator; MagniX unveils EPUs; JAXA promotes supersonics; Racing eVTOL flies; and Ascendance tests hybrid.
Emerging Technologies

UK eVTOL Startup Vertical Outlines Aggressive Targets Under SPAC Deal

By Graham Warwick Jun 18, 2021
Certification by 2024, 1,000 aircraft a year by 2026, $1/seat-mile costs among Vertical’s lofty goals.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

The Week in Defense, June 17-24, 2021

By Jen DiMascio Jun 17, 2021
China is top talking point for NATO; Considering B-21 exports; New hypersonic weapons contracts; and NRO launches secret payloads.
Budget, Policy & Operations