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Technical and supply chain issues cause delays, cost Airbus $1.5B

Airbus E-Fan electric aircraft makes U.S. debut with hybrid engine

Eye-catching Airbus Group E-Fan images

Traditional rad-hard electronics industry faces challenges of Space 2.0

Boeing to upgrade Poseidon aircraft networking, communications, and weapons

Raytheon networking technology to enable airborne communications among manned, unmanned aircraft

Esterline debuts rugged connectors and backshells for aviation and military uses

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Heads of Global Space Agencies Confirmed

NASA Administrator Bolden and DLR Chair Ehrenfreund are confirmed to speak at AIAA SPACE 2016. Speakers and sessions will focus on the theme: Open Space: Opportunities for the Global Community.

Technical and supply chain issues cause delays, cost Airbus $1.5B

Officials of Airbus Group SE in France revealed losses of roughly 1.4 billion Euros ($1.55 billion in U.S. dollars) on the A400M military jet and A350 wide-body commercial jet programs due to technical glitches and resulting delays.

Spotlight On: Commercial Aviation

Commercial aviation, the fastest-growing and most stable segment in the global aerospace market, continues to expand. At the same time, high-tech organizations serving the commercial aviation community – from ATC and airports through manned and unmanned aircraft production to MRO, test, R&D, and operator and maintenance technician training facilities – keep accelerating the pace of innovation. For this and other reasons, Intelligent Aerospace casts a spotlight on commercial aviation innovation – including aircraft platforms and safety- and mission-critical hardware and software technologies – throughout the month of July.

Traditional rad-hard electronics industry faces challenges of Space 2.0

The radiation-hardened electronics industry is in the midst of yet-another major transition -- the second in the last quarter-century -- that once again is likely to re-define the space market, boost new industry players, and shake out some of the old ones.

Rugged connectors and backshells for aviation and military uses introduced by Esterline

Souriau USA, an Esterline company in York, Pa., is introducing the 38999 series III rugged connectors with integrated backshell for avionics and military applications that require small, lightweight components.

Boeing to upgrade networking, communications, and weapons aboard Poseidon aircraft

Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. are making several improvements to the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft communications and networking to improve the plane's ability to detect, track, and attack enemy submarines and surface ships.

Raytheon networking to enable airborne communications among manned, unmanned aircraft

Engineers at Raytheon BBN Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are working on technologies to enable next-generation manned and unmanned aircraft to communicate seamlessly, even in hostile environments. Raytheon BBN Technologies won two contracts totaling $9 million to deliver new networking solutions under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission Optimization (DyNAMO) program.

Airbus E-Fan electric aircraft makes U.S. debut with hybrid engine

“Hybrid electric flight represents one of the biggest industrial challenges of our time, and our goal is to create aircraft designs that generate zero emissions,” explains Andy Anderson, chief operating officer for the Corporate Technology Office at Airbus Group in San Jose, California.

Airbus Group's E-Fan in images

Airbus Group officials debuted the E-Fan 1.2 experimental electric aircraft during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with a new hybrid electric/gas engine. Take a look at all the eye-catching images.

Global Aerospace Technology Network

Intelligent Aerospace, the global aerospace technology network, reports on the latest tools, technologies, and trends of vital importance to aerospace professionals involved in air traffic control, airport operations, satellites and space, and avionics on fixed-wing, rotor-wing, and unmanned aircraft.

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