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Amazon Founder's Firm To Build New Rocket Engines

September 18, 2014 5:16 pm | News | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches.United Launch Alliance, a collaboration of two aerospace giants that launches unmanned rockets, announced Wednesday...

Aircraft Interior Manufacturer Announces Arkansas Facility

September 17, 2014 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A French aircraft cabin interior manufacturer said Wednesday that it is spending $2.5 million to...

United Becomes First U.S. Carrier To Fly New, Longer Dreamliner

September 15, 2014 3:51 pm | by GE Report | News | Comments

The Dreamliner is growing up. A new, longer version of the plane powered by a pair of GEnx jet...

GE Aviation Plans New Plant

September 15, 2014 1:39 pm | by Chelsey Levingston | News | Comments

New plans for another GE Aviation manufacturing facility in the United...

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Airbus Officials Meet With Ohio Businesses

September 15, 2014 11:47 am | News | Comments

Officials of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus planned to meet Monday with representatives of nearly 100 Ohio companies to talk about doing more business with them.Airbus officials arranged the meeting with companies at a procurement conference in suburban Dayton to promote...

European Space Agency Picks Comet Landing Site

September 15, 2014 6:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says it has decided on the spot where it will attempt the first landing on a comet, a maneuver that is one of the key elements of a decade-long mission. The Paris-based agency plans to drop the 100-kilogram (220-pound) lander, called Philae, from its Rosetta space probe...

Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 13, 2014 11:15 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the Manufacturing.net staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show ...

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Boeing And Alcoa Sign $1 Billion Contract

September 11, 2014 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Leading aerospace manufacturer Alcoa has signed a long-term contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products to Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space, and...

Advanced Manufacturing Process From EOS Optimizes Aerospace Technology

September 8, 2014 9:49 am | by Stephanie Cheong, Marketing Manager EOS Singapore | News | Comments

The latest generation of satellites from Airbus Defence and Space contain special clamps that join the body of the satellite to the feed and sub-reflector assembly at the top end. Clamps manufactured by conventional production methods did not...

Boeing's Dreamliner To Be Built In Charleston

September 4, 2014 4:53 pm | by Warren Wise, Charleston Post & Courier | News | Comments

The only Boeing airplane that will be built exclusively in North Charleston has landed a supplier. An aerospace division of Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. said it has been picked to design and manufacture external engine housings for the...

Aircraft Orders Set To Create New Jobs

September 3, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Gloucestershire Echo | News | Comments

Jobs could be created as figures reveal there has been a surge in demand for new aircraft and engines. New data from aerospace trade organization ADS Group highlights there was a surge last month, which has resulted in the largest ever month-on-month increase in the order book. The boost, which brings the total backlog to 12,000 aircraft and 21,000 engines, is estimated to be worth...

China Military Shows Off Newest Helicopters, Tanks

August 29, 2014 5:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north. State media said ...  

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This Electron Gun Builds Jet Engines

August 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Engineers at the Italian aerospace company Avio have developed a breakthrough process for 3D printing light-weight metal blades for jet engine turbines. The method builds the blades from a titanium powder fused with a beam of electrons accelerated by a 3-kilowatt electron gun. The gun is 10 times more powerful than laser beams currently used...

Rocket Launch From Wallops Island Tests New Tech

August 28, 2014 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on ...

China Deploys Armed Drone To Multinational Drills

August 26, 2014 5:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's air force says it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills, underscoring its rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles. Air force spokesman Shen Jinke was quoted by the official Xinhua News Agency as saying ...

Boeing Gets $8.8B Airplane Order

August 25, 2014 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said Monday that BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing company based in Singapore, is ordering 82 airplanes for a total of $8.8 billion. Boeing Co. said the order includes ...             

Iran Unveils New Short-Range Missiles, Drones

August 24, 2014 1:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Iran's official news agency says the country has produced a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones. The IRNA report on Sunday says the Ghadir missile, with a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), is capable of ...   

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Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

August 22, 2014 9:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company's Central Texas development site. A SpaceX statement said nobody was injured in the Friday afternoon explosion at its test site ...       

NKorea Launch Pad Expansion 'Nearing Completion'

August 21, 2014 5:35 pm | by Matthew Pennington - Associated Press | News | Comments

Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. The U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International...

The Remarkable Efficiency Of SpaceX

August 21, 2014 11:11 am | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

Bill Nye (The Science Guy!) opines on the pros and cons of NASA and SpaceX manufacturing. In a congressional move of either genius or ignorance, the decentralization of NASA facilities has resulted in remarkable resilience... at the expense of efficiency and cost control ...

Officials Detail $40M Rockford Jet Repair Facility

August 18, 2014 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A planned 200,000 square foot jet-repair and maintenance center will run 24 hours a day when it opens in Rockford, a move that'll create up to 500 jobs in the northern Illinois region that's become a hub for aerospace-related business, officials said Monday. Construction ...

Lockheed Celebrates 50 Years In Colorado Springs

August 16, 2014 2:28 am | by Wayne Heilman - The Gazette - Associated Press | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin Corp. came to Colorado Springs in 1965 to help get the North American Aerospace Defense Command up and running, and almost five decades later, the defense giant still holds a contract that includes work at the Cheyenne Mountain facility as the...

Governor Extends Tax Credit To Northrop Grumman

August 15, 2014 6:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp. Brown's office announced Friday that he ...

High-Res Photo Satellite Launched From California

August 13, 2014 5:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space was launched Wednesday from a military base on California's Central Coast. The commercial satellite known as Worldview-3 was sent into space atop an Atlas 5 rocket ... 

Survivor: Engine Out Before Iranian Airplane Crash

August 11, 2014 1:16 pm | by Amir Vahdat, Associated Press | News | Comments

The crash in the Islamic Republic comes as its airlines fly aging aircraft and have trouble getting replacement parts, even though an interim deal on its contested nuclear program has ...          

Watch Boeing's CEO Trash Talk Airbus

August 11, 2014 12:54 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney says his Dreamliners are superior to anything in Airbus' fleet, but says the A330neo 'will be an improvement' from its current model ...                

Crash Of Iranian-Built Plane Brings Production Into Question

August 10, 2014 1:28 pm | by Ali Akbar Dareini - Associated Press | News | Comments

A locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Sunday, killing 39 people and reviving questions about the safety of a cash-strapped aviation sector left hobbled by international sanctions. The plane was based on a ...

Machinists Union Sues Spirit AeroSystems

August 8, 2014 8:28 pm | by Roxana Hegeman - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Machinists union sued Wichita-based aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems Friday over its reported efforts to sell off its fabrication operations, contending such outsourcing would violate its labor contract and put in imminent danger the jobs of ...

Dutch Contractor Selected For Malaysian Jet Search

August 6, 2014 3:31 pm | by Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dutch contractor will conduct the underwater search for the Malaysian airliner that crashed off the Australian coast in March, Australia announced Wednesday.                 

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