Five teams are still in the running for being the first private company to launch a spacecraft destined for the moon by the end of 2017. These teams have verified launch contracts and are moving forward to the final phase of the competition.
The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) released recently a final report that indicates several interlinked problems, and provides a preliminary plan in form of concrete actions
Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist Bertrand Piccard took off this morning from New York, in the first attempt to get a solar-powered plane across the Atlantic Ocean. The flight will be the first transatlantic solar and electric crossing with zero fuel and zero emissions.
The Federal Aviation Administration has raised the unmanned aircraft altitude authorization from 200 to 400 feet. This will permit flights at or below 400 feet for unmanned aircraft operators with a Section 333 exemption for aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds and for government unmanned aircraft operations. […]
Each year, more than 1,500 new and modified aeronautical products built or operated nationwide are approved by Transport Canada. For all of these, reducing risks and costs all while innovating quickly comes as a big challenge. This is where consultancy companies come in place. Marinvent is one of them, and with an independent team of highly experienced staff is the ideal choice for training, services and consulting in the aerospace sector, regardless of the size and complexity of the project. […]
Earlier this month, FAA proposed a new rule that would streamline approval of new technologies for small general aviation airplanes. The changes, based on industry recommendations, would focus on removing current prescriptive design requirements and replacing them with performance-based airworthiness standards. […]