Top News on Scaled Composites

  • USAF’s T-X trainer requirements will be final by March


    ​The US Air Force will use the T-X jet trainer replacement as the guinea pig for an upcoming wave of cost-cutting experiments that will search for places where platform capability can be reasonably sacrificed in exchange for acquisition cost reduction.


  • Other News for Scaled Composites

  • Northrop to design clean-sheet T-X trainer for USAF


    ​Northrop Grumman has opted to design a brand new aircraft for the US Air Force’s T-X trainer programme rather than a...


  • Virgin Galactic takes pragmatic approach to fatal spacecraft crash


    ​Virgin Galactic is focusing its efforts on the development of its next sub-orbital tourist spacecraft following the...


  • Ex-SpaceShipOne test pilot critical of hybrid motor in new video


    ​Count the Ansari X-Prize-winning test pilot of SpaceShipOne, Brian Binnie, among the critics of SpaceShipTwo.


  • News Listings for Scaled Composites

  • ANALYSIS: Where next for BAE's military aircraft unit?

    News | 17 Mar 2015 10:22 | Beth Stevenson

    ​As the UK’s largest remaining defence contractor, BAE Systems is in a state of flux, with its domestic market continuing to experience reduced spending, but the need to provide a sovereign capability staying at a consistent high.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Where-next-for-BAEs-military-aircraft-unit-409865/
  • USAF’s T-X trainer requirements will be final by March

    News | 13 Feb 2015 17:50 | Dan Parsons

    ​The US Air Force will use the T-X jet trainer replacement as the guinea pig for an upcoming wave of cost-cutting experiments that will search for places where platform capability can be reasonably sacrificed in exchange for acquisition cost reduction.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAFs-T-X-trainer-requirements-will-be-final-by-March-409067/
  • Northrop to design clean-sheet T-X trainer for USAF

    News | 06 Feb 2015 21:40 | Dan Parsons

    ​Northrop Grumman has opted to design a brand new aircraft for the US Air Force’s T-X trainer programme rather than a modified version of the BAE Systems Hawk it had planned to pitch.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Northrop-to-design-clean-sheet-T-X-trainer-for-USAF-408807/
  • Virgin Galactic announces first new pilot since fatal spaceship crash

    News | 27 Jan 2015 21:52 | Dan Parsons

    ​Virgin Galactic has hired a new test pilot for the SpaceShipTwo commercial spacecraft from the company that designed the suborbital ship.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-announces-first-new-pilot-since-fatal-spaceship-crash-408354/
  • ANALYSIS: Where next, Virgin Galactic?

    News | 26 Jan 2015 10:01 | Dan Thisdell

    ​A 2014 that opened with great expectations that the era of privately funded personal spaceflight would finally begin ended with a crash, nowhere near spacehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Where-next-Virgin-Galactic-407537/
  • Virgin Galactic takes pragmatic approach to fatal spacecraft crash

    News | 15 Jan 2015 14:42 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Virgin Galactic is focusing its efforts on the development of its next sub-orbital tourist spacecraft following the fatal crash of the previous model in October 2014.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-takes-pragmatic-approach-to-fatal-spacecraft-crash-407913/