Defense Innovation Unit seeks commercial options to deploy satellites in deep space

Defense Innovation Unit seeks commercial options to deploy satellites in deep space

DoD is looking for ‘responsive access’ to cislunar space WASHINGTON — The Defense Innovation Unit is seeking proposals for commercial services to deploy and operate payloads in outer space beyond Earth orbit, an area known as cislunar space. DIU, a Defense Department agency created to bring commercially developed technology into military programs, is looking for … Read more

NASA and Boeing change SLS core stage assembly process

SLS engine section transport

WASHINGTON — NASA and Boeing are changing how they assemble the core stage of the Space Launch System, moving some of the final integration work to the Kennedy Space Center. Currently, the five major sections of the core stage — forward skirt, liquid oxygen tank, interstage, liquid hydrogen tank and engine section — are manufactured … Read more

Boeing delivers first P-8A Poseidon to New Zealand

Boeing delivers first P-8A Poseidon to New Zealand

The first of four P-8s ordered by New Zealand New Zealand’s remaining P-8s to be delivered in 2023 Worldwide deliveries now total 155 P-8s to six global customers New Zealand today received the first of four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in a ceremony at the Museum of Flight. “As a maritime nation, delivery … Read more

Arriving at the airport ‘Ready to Fly’ is closer to reality with new IATA industry standards

Arriving at the airport ‘Ready to Fly’ is closer to reality with new IATA industry standards

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has developed industry standards which will bring the aim of having travellers arrive at airports ready-to-fly one step closer to reality. The newly released Recommended Practice on Digitalization of Admissibility will enable travellers to digitally prove admissibility to an international destination, avoiding a stop at the check-in desk or … Read more

Sabena technics announces the acquisition of Héli-Union and becomes a European leader in military helicopter maintenance

Sabena technics announces the acquisition of Héli-Union and becomes a European leader in military helicopter maintenance

Sabena technics, supported by its shareholders Sagard, BPI France and Towerbrook, completes the full acquisition of the Héli-Union Group and strengthens its position as a key player in the military helicopter maintenance sector. The acquisition of Héli-Union is fully in line with the Group’s strategy to build a leading European player in the market for … Read more

Aviation sector starts follow-up sustainable taxiing tests at Amssterdam Schiphol

Aviation sector starts follow-up sustainable taxiing tests at Amssterdam Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and partners have started conducting follow-up sustainable taxiing tests. At the airport, a KLM plane drove from Schiphol-Centre to and from a platform near the Zwanenburgbaan Runway with its engines switched off. This way of taxiing can significantly reduce fuel consumption and therefore CO2, nitrogen and ultrafine particle emissions. This trial run … Read more

Cryogenics specialist orders first satellite for detecting methane leaks

TAMPA, Fla. — Absolut Group, a French cryogenic technology provider, said Dec. 7 it has ordered a demo nanosatellite for a constellation that would use sensors at very low temperatures to detect greenhouse gas leaks. The company’s newly created Absolut Sensing subsidiary ordered the chassis for a 16U satellite it calls Gen1 from Lithuania’s NanoAvionics … Read more

ITA Airways launches New Delhi – Rome direct flight

ITA Airways launches New Delhi - Rome direct flight

The Italian flagship airline is the only carrier to operate a direct connection between Delhi and Rome ITA Airways’ first flight from Rome Fiumicino to New Delhi, with the Airbus A330, departed on 3 December at 14:10, 100% full in terms of passengers. The ribbon-cutting ceremony in Rome Fiumicino was attended by Emiliana Limosani, Chief … Read more

New Bodø (Norway) Airport given go-ahead

New Bodø (Norway) Airport given go-ahead

The Avinor Board has this afternoon approved the construction of a new Bodø Airport. A partnership between the municipality of Bodø, the Norwegian Armed Forces and Avinor has led to the decision that will see Avinor build a new airport that is scheduled for completion in 2029. Photo: Norconsult -LPO – Arcus / Avinor The … Read more