Congress To Soon Get D.C. National Guard Helo Probe Report—Esper

By Lee Hudson Jul 09, 2020
More than a month after the U.S. Army secretary green lighted the use of air assets during a June 1 protest of the death of George Floyd in Washington, lawmakers will finally have access to the Pentagon’s investigation report.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Improved Version Of JF-17 Engine Enters Ground Tests In Moscow

By Steve Trimble Jul 09, 2020
The improved version of the Klimov RD-93, which is likely a candidate to power the JF-17 Block 3, has been shipped to a Moscow-based test center.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Mars Probes Reach Launch Pads In Japan, Florida

By Irene Klotz Jul 09, 2020
With the interplanetary highway to Mars poised to open next week, spacecraft owned by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and NASA have been loaded onto their respective launch vehicles at Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center and Cape Canaveral.
Space

U.S. Broke Laws In Soleimani Drone Killing, UN Report Says

By Tony Osborne Jul 09, 2020
A United Nations report into the use of armed drones has suggested that the U.S.-sanctioned killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Iraq in January violated international laws.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Icelandic Deployments Preparing Italian F-35s For Future Missions

By Tony Osborne Jul 09, 2020
Deployments by Italian Air Force F-35s to Iceland have provided a template for how the country will use the fifth-generation fighter in the future.
Budget, Policy & Operations

UK Plans To Restart Saudi Arms Sales

By Tony Osborne Jul 09, 2020
Britain is planning to restart arms sales to Saudi Arabia, a year after judges found that government ministers had been unlawfully signing off on export licenses.
Budget, Policy & Operations

U.S. Army Counter-Small UAS Plan Set For Fall Release

By Steve Trimble Jul 09, 2020
Damaging attacks by SUAS on Saudi oil facilities last September prompted the Pentagon to quickly seek to rationalize a counter-small unmanned aircraft systems (C-SUAS) architecture,.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Despite $3.8B COVID Hit, Rolls-Royce Sees Gradual Recovery in Air Travel

By Tony Osborne Jul 09, 2020
Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has taken a £3 billion ($3.8 billion) hit to its finances as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aviation Week Forecasts: Western Maritime Helicopter MRO By Family 2020-2029

By Daniel Urchick Jul 09, 2020
AVIATION WEEK NETWORK forecasts that maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) demand for Western-designed maritime helicopters will increase 9.9%…
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Daily Briefs

Jul 09, 2020
Brief news items of interest to aerospace & defense professionals.
Defense and Space

Improved Version Of JF-17 Engine Enters Ground Tests In Moscow

Jul 09, 2020
An improved version of the Russian-built engine for the Sino-Pakistan FC-1/JF-17 fighter has been passed to a Moscow high pressure chamber to start…
Defense and Space

Decarbonizing Aviation A Target Of Europe’s New Hydrogen Strategy

By Graham Warwick Jul 09, 2020
Renewable hydrogen will play a key role in supporting the EU’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050 by reducing emissions from hard-to-decarbonize sectors such as aviation, according to the European Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy unveiled on July 8.
Emerging Technologies

FAA, Swiss Authority To Collaborate On Drones

By Bill Carey Jul 08, 2020
The FAA and Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) will cooperate on the development and coordination of drone safety standards, the agencies announced July 8.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Bridenstine Not Giving Up On 2021 NASA Budget Increase

By Mark Carreau Jul 08, 2020
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has a strategy for winning support from a Republican-led Senate for NASA’s full $25.2 billion fiscal 2021 budget request, after Democrat-led House authorizers voted against a requested 12% topline increase.
Space

NASA, Boeing Finish Review Of Starliner’s Troubled Debut

By Irene Klotz Jul 08, 2020
NASA and Boeing have completed a joint review of software and verification problems that cut short the uncrewed flight test of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, resulting in 80 recommendations to be implemented prior to a repeat test targeted for late this year. 
Space

Calspan To Conduct AI-Automated Dogfighting Demo For DARPA

By Graham Warwick Jul 08, 2020
DARPA has selected Calspan to modify up to four Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros jet trainers to test whether pilots will trust the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to automate dogfighting. 
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

USN Reversing 10-Year F/A-18, EA-18G Spare Part Shortfall

By Lee Hudson Jul 08, 2020
The U.S. Navy is taking another step in improving the readiness of F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft by reversing a more than 10-year-long shortfall of generator control units (GCU).
Budget, Policy & Operations

U.S. EMS Helicopter Operator Orders IFR-Certified AW119

By Tony Osborne Jul 08, 2020
A U.S. emergency medical services (EMS) helicopter operator has become the first commercial customer to order an instrument flight rules (IFR)-certified AW119 single-engine light helicopter.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Viasat Enhances Ka-band Connectivity For Business Aviation

By Bill Carey Jul 08, 2020
Satellite communications provider Viasat said July 8 that it has removed internet speed limits for business aviation subscribers to its Ka-band service plans.
Interiors & Connectivity

Aerion Teams With Carbon Engineering On Sustainable Fuel

By Guy Norris Jul 08, 2020
Aerion Supersonic is partnering with Canada-based clean energy company Carbon Engineering (CE) to evaluate the potential use of a sustainable synthetic jet fuel produced from carbon dioxide (CO2) for the AS2 supersonic business jet.
Business Aviation

Airbus Employees Briefly Strike, Protest Cuts

Jul 08, 2020
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Defense and Space

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Jul 08, 2020
Brief news items of interest to aerospace & defense professionals.
Defense and Space

Hanwha, Korean Airports Operator Partner On Urban Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick Jul 07, 2020
South Korean electronics giant Hanwha Systems plans to cooperate with the country’s airports operator in developing infrastructure and services for urban air taxis.
Airports & Routes

House Mark Funds 91 F-35s In Fiscal 2021

By Lee Hudson Jul 07, 2020
A draft of the House Appropriations Committee’s (HAC) mark of the fiscal 2021 defense funding bill, released July 7, would give the Pentagon $9.3 billion for 91 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, an additional 12 aircraft above President Trump’s budget request.
Budget, Policy & Operations

NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Pauses Robot Arm Heat Probe Push

By Mark Carreau Jul 07, 2020
The Mars InSight lander’s mission team has decided to give its 6-ft.-long robot arm a rest from applying pressure into the red planet’s surface.
Space

 

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