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Airbus-built European Robotic Arm ready for Space

  Airbus space engineers have installed ESA’s European Robotic Arm (ERA) onto the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) and it is now ready for its flight to the International Space Station (ISS). Together with this module, known as ‘Nauka’, ERA and its two control stations will launch from the Baikonur…

United Airlines Orders 200 More Boeing 737 MAX Jets

  Boeing [NYSE:BA] and United Airlines today announced the carrier will expand its 737 order book by purchasing an additional 200 737 MAX jets, including 150 for the largest member of the family, the 737-10, and 50 for the airplane that serves the heart of the single-aisle market, the 737-8.…

United Airlines orders 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft

  United Airlines has placed an order for 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft, positioning the airline to grow its presence in the single-aisle market in alignment with its “United Next” initiative.  The new order complements existing orders from United for 50 A321XLR aircraft, bringing the total commitment from the airline to…

SAF orders three H145s for EMS missions in France

  SAF Group will be operating three more five-bladed H145s for emergency medical services (EMS) in France. These three aircraft will be based in Grenoble, Valence, and Montpellier. They will complement the three H145s already ordered by SAF in 2018 and 2020, the first of which was delivered recently and will…

The cost-reducing benefits of robotised aircraft cleaning

  Over the past several years, robots have taken over many of the mundane tasks performed by humans. From complex industrial assembly lines to vacuum or floor-cleaning robots in the home, the robotisation of daily life is already part of modern living. While robots are now commonplace, many airport services…

Boeing Completes 737-10 First Flight Successful

  Boeing in a statement announced that the 737-10, the largest airplane in the 737 MAX family, completed a successful first flight. The airplane took off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington, at 10:07 a.m. and landed at 12:38 p.m. at Boeing Field in Seattle. “The airplane performed beautifully,” said 737 Chief Pilot…

Delivered second B737MAX OR B737 8-200 to Ryanair

  After receiving, on June 16, its first Boeing B737MAX, with registration EI-HEN, today Ryanair received its second unit. This is the EI-HEZ with serial number 62312 that took off from Seattle, with flight number FR82Z, bound for Dublin. As is known, this delivery happens much later than planned due…

USMC completeS first AH-1Z Flight with Link-16

  The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has successfully demonstrated in flight testing a two-way connection between the AH-1Z Viper helicopter and a ground station using new Link-16 hardware and software. Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company manufactures the AH-1Z Viper and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)…

JetMS completed renovating a Dassault 7X interior

  RAS Group, an established and respected aircraft interior, exterior, and completions company, in synergy with JetMS, completed the exceptional project of renovating a Dassault 7X interior. Over 25 years of operations the company has established a reputation for outstanding professionalism and excellence. Because of this, RAS was tasked with…

Navy, Boeing Make Aviation History with MQ-25 Becoming the First Unmanned Aircraft to Refuel Another Aircraft (video)

  For the first time in history, the U.S. Navy and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have demonstrated air-to-air refueling using an unmanned aircraft – the Boeing-owned MQ-25™ T1 test asset – to refuel another aircraft. During a test flight June 4, MQ-25 T1 successfully extended the hose and drogue from its…