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April 2018


Click here  Rolls-Royce to partner with Airbus on UltraFan testing

Click here  Boeing finishes FAA tests on KC-46 tanker

Click here  US Air Force licenses modeling software to Pratt

Click here  German researchers buy Dassault Falcon 2000LX for future flight tests

Click here  Airbus and partners commit to future laminar flow wing research

Click here  Airbus and Dassault to partner on next generation fighter jet

Click here  Airbus and Schiebel become first to test helicopter and drone 'joint flight'

Click here   Massive cryogenic chamber tests Orion spacecraft

Click here  3D printed parts to help US Air Force laboratory deal with high demand

Click here  German researchers develop hybrid engine concept to halve fuel-burn

Click here  Long range Airbus A350 XWB completes first flight

Click here  FAA to require ultrasonic inspections of CFM56-7B engine

Click here  Test success for largest Mars mission parachute

Click here  Textron Aviation to sell Tools and Test business for $810m

Click here  Satellite plasma engines show 3000% efficiency increase during tests

Click here  Brüel & Kjær and HBM to merge

Click here  3D printed parts to be used on NASA’s Orion mission

Click here  USA launches experimental “space warfighting” orbital platform

Click here  Air-breathing rocket engine development firm receives US$38m boost

Click here  F-35 completes final flight test program

Click here  Nanostring device offers engineers tiny force measurement

Click here  Engineers show lightweight steel composite foam is the best armor plating

Click here  Airbus reveals aircraft inspection drone

Click here  Assystem Technologies buys Stirling Dynamics

Click here  US Air Force partners to test 3D-printed ceramics for hypersonic aircraft

Click here  Kratos opens airborne target facility in Australia

Click here  KC-46 air tanker completes fuel on-load certification tests

Click here  Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo passes speed of sound in flight test

Click here   Boeing to build research center in Korea

Click here   MTS Systems opens support center in Brazil

Click here  How Airbus developed its emergency descent safety feature for the A350 XWB

Click here  Future-drone airspace management system tested at Nevada airport

Click here  Bye chooses batteries for Sun Flyer all-electric aircraft

Click here  Lockheed Martin to build and flight test quieter supersonic jet for NASA


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