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  • UK spaceport plan moves ahead with sites shortlist


    ​The UK Civil Aviation Authority has moved the country a step closer to establishing a space launch industry geared to suborbital tourism and the launch of small satellites by narrowing the shortlist of possible locations for a spaceport originally named at the 2014 Farnborough air show.


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  • ​Flying Canadians: 10 individuals who made a major mark on aviation


    To accompany our Canadian industry special, we look at 10 sons of the country – sadly no women quite made the list –...


  • Unmanned MQ-9 Reaper achieves one million flight hours


    ​The existing operational fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator B unmanned air vehicles (UAV), also...


  • Ten-day endurance UAV completes first flight test


    ​Vanilla Aircraft has carried out the first flight of its long-endurance VA001 unmanned air vehicle, completing a...


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  • ​Flying Canadians: 10 individuals who made a major mark on aviation

    News | 20 Mar 2015 13:25 | Murdo Morrison

    To accompany our Canadian industry special, we look at 10 sons of the country – sadly no women quite made the list – who helped develop the country’s aviation sector, from those behind Canada’s first powered flight and World War One aces to an airline entrepreneur and the men behind Bombardier and CAE.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flying-Canadians-10-individuals-who-made-a-major-mark-on-aviation-410106/
  • ANALYSIS: Solar Orbiter mission heats up for the European Space Agency

    News | 19 Mar 2015 09:55 | Dan Thisdell

    ​To get a sense of the challenge in designing the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter mission, consider that the surface temperature on the planet Mercury gets up to 427°C – nearly twice the melting point of tin.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Solar-Orbiter-mission-heats-up-for-the-European-Space-Agency-410260/
  • Unmanned MQ-9 Reaper achieves one million flight hours

    News | 17 Mar 2015 15:10 | Dan Parsons

    ​The existing operational fleet of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator B unmanned air vehicles (UAV), also called the MQ-9 Reaper, in March reached a cumulative one million flight hours, the majority of which were in combat.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Unmanned-MQ-9-Reaper-achieves-one-million-flight-hours-410251/
  • Ten-day endurance UAV completes first flight test

    News | 13 Mar 2015 17:45 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Vanilla Aircraft has carried out the first flight of its long-endurance VA001 unmanned air vehicle, completing a NASA-funded research and development phase.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ten-day-endurance-UAV-completes-first-flight-test-410156/
  • NASA deep space ambitions reach milestone with SLS test firing

    News | 12 Mar 2015 17:21 | Dan Thisdell

    NASA’s progress toward a 2018 test flight of its massive Space Launch System rocket took a key step forward on 11 March with a ground rig firing of one of its solid boosters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-deep-space-ambitions-reach-milestone-with-SLS-test-firing-410094/
  • ANALYSIS: Record-setting Solar Impulse is off to a strong start

    News | 12 Mar 2015 10:39 | Dan Thisdell

    ​As an aviation record-setting machine, Solar Impulse 2 is off to a good start.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Record-setting-Solar-Impulse-is-off-to-a-strong-start-410037/