Aerospace

Government shutdown: SpaceX can't test fire Falcon Heavy rocket

MELBOURNE, Fla. — SpaceX will be unable to test fire its three-core Falcon Heavy rocket at Kennedy Space Center because of the government shutdown, further delaying checkout operations ahead of the rocket's demonstration flight, the 45th Space Wing said Sunday.<p>"Due to the shutdown removing key …

SpaceX

NASA turns to memory alloys for folding wings

NASA sees folding wings as a key aeronautical technology for the aircraft of tomorrow, and to make it practical, the space agency is looking to a …

Supersonic Travel

Boeing and Lockheed Battling to Build the ‘Son of Blackbird’

A vice president at Lockheed suggested that it may have already built a prototype of its Mach-5 spy plane.<p>Aerospace giant Boeing has announced it’s …

Military Aircraft

Air Force Makes Contact With New SBIRS Satellite

<i>The Air Force 460th Space Wing says it is "talking" with the new SBIRS GEO Flight 4 satellite.</i><p>WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force says it has made …

Space

Israel delivers surveillance jet to Italy to complete trade deal

It provides aerial and maritime situational awareness at all altitudes, over any terrain and in any weather condition and can also operate at long …

Italy

GE Engine Venture May Oust Rolls From Emirates A380 Contract

General Electric Co.’s A380 engine venture with Pratt & Whitney may be poised to muscle back in on the double-decker jet following Airbus SE’s deal …

Business

Get Ready, Russia: 34 More F-35s Could Be Headed to Europe

If the sale goes through, the deal would be worth some $6.53 billion.The U.S. State Department has notified the U.S. Congress that it has approved …

Pratt & Whitney

Airbus Says Helicopter Deliveries, Orders Fell in 2017

LONDON – Airbus SE (AIR.FR) on Monday said its helicopter deliveries and new order intake fell last year in the face of continued softness in the segment, spurring a new efficiency drive at the European aerospace giant's rotorcraft unit.<p>Airbus, the main rival to Boeing Co. (BA) in the commercial …

Markets

Airbus Helicopters delivered slightly fewer helicopters in 2017 from previous year

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Helicopters delivered slightly fewer helicopters in 2017 compared to a year ago, due partly to a broader slowdown in orders in its sector.<p>The company, which is a division of European planemaker Airbus, said it delivered 409 helicopters in 2017 compared to 418 helicopters …

Business

Lockheed Keeps F-16 Production Line Going With Bahrain Deal

BEIRUT – Bahrain is set to become the first country in the region to operate Lockheed's F-16 Block 70 aircraft, in a move that will boost the …

Mike Pence

Lockheed Martin Plans To Make F-35 Fighter Jets In India

American global aerospace, defense and security company Lockheed Martin proposed to manufacture custom-built F-35 fighter planes in India, which …

Business

Industry day for new Canadian fighter jet set for Monday

The federal government is holding its industry day on Monday in Ottawa for those firms interested in the new fighter jet acquisition.<p>The objective of …

Sustainability

US Air force's beloved A-10 Warthog fleet could be cut by a third if they don't get new wings soon

First introduced in the 1970s, the Warthog was designed to counter Soviet tanks from rolling into Eastern Europe.<p>One of the US Air Force's favourite …

Military

Commercial rocket firm uses New Zealand as launch-pad for small satellite deployment

Rocket Lab successfully put three small satellites into low orbit on its second rocket launch. The company is looking to capitalize on what it sees …

News

SpaceX test flight will mark new era, historian says

A SpaceX maiden test flight of its behemoth rocket will mark the company’s latest step toward eventually reaching Mars.The company’s Falcon Heavy, a …

SpaceX

General Dynamics Doing Booming Business in Tanks and APCs

And there aren't many products that are more profitable for GD to produce than tanks.<p>Four years after Russian special forces invaded Ukraine, …

Investing

What's The Best Plane For Beating Jet Lag?

If there was a cure for jet lag, we’d all have it – whatever the cost. Because, jet lag sucks – big time. Assuming you’re NOT a fan of going to sleep …

Jet Lag

Rocket launch: No further action against yacht that foiled launch

The rogue boatie who foiled a third rocket launch attempt at Mahia Peninsula will not be charged, police say. The Rocket Lab test launch of its …

New Zealand News

Bombardier, union launch contract negotiations early amid planned Downsview sale

Bombardier Inc. and union leaders representing its aerospace employees in Toronto will start talks on a new work contract earlier than normal as labour seeks to learn more about the company's plans for its Downsview operations in Canada's biggest city.<p>The Montreal plane maker is scheduled to begin …

Canada

US approves sale of F-35s to Belgium

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 34 F-35s and related equipment to Belguim at a cost of $6.53 billion U.S.<p>The move clears the way …

Pratt & Whitney

PAF ready for aerial defence, says Air Chief

KARACHI - A ceremony was held at the PAF Museum to pay tribute to Air Commodore (Retd) Sattar Alvi, a renowned war veteran of 1974 Arab Israel war. …

Syrian Air Force

The Incredible 50-year-old Plane on the Front Lines of the North Korea Standoff

The Cold War-era B-52 is a still a key part of the U.S. bomber fleet. But is that a good thing?<p>In 1964, Stanley Kubrick’s nuclear black comedy <i>Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Love the Bomb</i> burst into the cerulean with the force of a surface-to-air missile. Considered one of the greatest …

Military History

The USS Akron: America's Flying Aircraft Carrier

Nearly a hundred years ago the U.S. Navy asked a question: if airplanes can fly through the air, why couldn't a vessel carrying them fly through the …

Military

Boeing Decides to Make Its Own Seats as Manufacturing Delays Anger Airlines

Fed up with the delays that plague production of luxurious jetliner cabins, Boeing Co. is forming its own company with the leading seat supplier to …

Airlines

British F-35 jet simulator put through its paces ahead of jets arrival in Britain

A flight simulator for the new £92million fighter jet set to arrive at RAF Marham in Norfolk this summer, some 26 years after it first went into development, was put through its paces in London this week.<p>The F-35 simulator took centre stage at the IET London, Savoy Place, where guests including a …

Stealth Aircraft

Venerable Sea Kings bid farewell to Nova Scotia in retirement flight

Helicopters bought to hunt Soviet submarines served Canada decades longer than anyone could have guessed<p>Three geriatric military aircraft flew in …

Nova Scotia

800-km range BrahMos missile to be tested this year

India is laying the groundwork to test a high-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, capable of striking targets more than 800 km away, a person …

Bay of Bengal

Boeing Takes Another Step Toward Vertical Integration: Should Suppliers Panic?

The aerospace giant is moving into some of the most lucrative parts of the aftermarket. That's bad news for suppliers.<p><b>Boeing</b> (NYSE:BA) has fired …

Manufacturing

Contract docs reveal plans for Russia's new widebody engine

A newly-signed contract discloses key details of Russia s design goals for the country s first high-bypass gas turbine engine in the 75,000lb-thrust …

Pratt & Whitney

Release Date: Nike WMNS Air Force 1 Sage

The fifth and final pair from the Nike WMNS Air Force 1 Reimagined Collection is the Sage version seen here.This modified Air Force 1 for women …

Sneakers