Despite Fragmentation, Europe’s Air Traffic Management Sees Progress

By Thierry Dubois May 16, 2022
The promise of Single European Sky has yet to be realized 20 years on, but concrete advances can be seen in the continent’s airspace.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

U.S. Marine Corps Plots VTOL Fleet Makeover

By Steve Trimble May 16, 2022
Unmanned Logistics System emerges as the top priority as attack and utility fleet replacement is deferred.
Aircraft & Propulsion

First Images of Australia’s Rivet Joint Lite ISR Platform

By Tony Osborne May 16, 2022
The country's adoption of the Gulfstream G550 for intelligence-gathering aligns with the trend of modifying special-mission business jets.
Aircraft & Propulsion

AVCORP INDUSTRIES

May 13, 2022
AVCORP INDUSTRIES had C$1.2m net loss on C$27.9m revenues in 1Q22 vs C$17.4m profit on C$24m in 1Q21.
Aerospace

AAM Briefs

Aviation Week Staff May 13, 2022
Qualcomm has identified urban air mobility aircraft as a target market for its latest Robotics RB6 Platform, which combines cameras, computer vision, artificial intelligence and 5G mobile communications into a single integrated processing system.
Advanced Air Mobility

KinectAir Launches App-Based On-Demand Regional Flights

By Graham Warwick May 13, 2022
U.S. startup KinectAir has launched an on-demand regional air mobility service that uses a smartphone app enabling passengers to order a flight from a local airfield with lower cost and greater flexibility than a traditional private aviation charter.
Advanced Air Mobility
Virgin Orbit Could Sell Up To $250M In Shares To Sustain Ops
Virgin Orbit, the newly public satellite launch provider, saw revenue halve and its net loss double in the first quarter of 2022. 
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U.S. EVTOL Makers Call For Increased FAA Rule-Making Clarity
Advanced air mobility aircraft manufacturers are calling for clearer guidance from the FAA over certification requirements after the regulator signaled a change in rules governing approval for winged electric vertical-take-off-and-landing vehicles.
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Scientists Set Priorities For Next Decade Of Planetary Exploration

By Irene Klotz May 13, 2022
After Mars Sample Return, scientists want a flagship mission to Uranus.
Space
Air Traffic Recovery Is Straining Aftermarket Supply Chains
Can material and labor supply keep pace with aftermarket demand as flight activity recovers?
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Boeing Starliner Space Taxi Poised For Uncrewed Flight Test, Take 3

By Irene Klotz May 13, 2022
After 29 months, Boeing will again attempt to fly its commercial space taxi to the space station.
Commercial Space

Australian Startup Selects Liquid Ammonia For Decarbonized Aviation

By Graham Warwick May 13, 2022
Australian startup believes ammonia fuel can allow existing engines and aircraft to be modified to carbon-free propulsion.
Emerging Technologies

First Take, May 16, 2022

May 13, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aerospace

Podcast: Sustainability Essentials: Understanding Next Important Steps

By Lee Ann Shay May 13, 2022
Graham Webb, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Sustainability Officer, tells Lee Ann Shay about what needs to be done now to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint.
MRO
DAHER

DAHER teamed with Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) to develop infrared welding technology that enables the assembly of primary aircraft

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MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES

May 13, 2022
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (MHI) had ¥113.5b net profit on ¥3,860b revenues in year ended March 31 vs ¥40.6b on ¥3,670b a year ago; it booked ¥40…
Aerospace
AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY

AERODYNAMIC ADVISORY forecasts the single-aisle/twin-aisle market (by value) will stay at 70%-30% for most of this decade vs traditional 50%-50%; however, it

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RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES

May 13, 2022
RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES invested in HERMEUS, GA to support development of its hypersonic aircraft for defense and commercial applications; investment…
Aerospace

ROLLS-ROYCE

May 13, 2022
ROLLS-ROYCE reports its y-o-y large engine long term service agreement (LTSA) flying hours were up 42% in Jan-April.
Aerospace

EMBRAER

May 13, 2022
EMBRAER opened 1,000 job vacancies in Brazil to support production rate recovery; it ended '21 with 18,000 employees.
Aerospace

ALLEGHENY TECHNOLOGIES

May 13, 2022
ALLEGHENY TECHNOLOGIES (ATI) divested its operation in Sheffield, UK to focus on aerospace and defense markets.
Aerospace

ATR and SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS

May 13, 2022
ATR and SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS developed Smart Lander landing gear diagonostics service that uses data analysis to recommend maintenance actions…
Aerospace

BOEING

May 13, 2022
BOEING says it is on the verge of turning the corner, and once it does, it will do what it does best (deliver great aircraft).
Aerospace
Viasat Shares Russia Hack Data Via USSF Commercial Integration Cell
After its KA-SAT satellite internet service in Europe was disrupted on Feb. 24 by an alleged cyberattack from Russia, Viasat shared details of the attack with industry competitors via the U.S. Space Force’s Commercial Integration Cell. 
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Axiom Space Breaks Ground As Houston Spaceport Tenant

By Mark Carreau May 12, 2022
Fresh off the success of the first U.S. private astronaut mission to the International Space Station, Axiom Space has broken ground on a headquarters campus at Houston Spaceport to support work on the first U.S. commercially developed and operated space station.
Commercial Space