Technology en ESA, Inmarsat partnership to develop satellite overlay aviation data link for Europe <div class="node-body article-body">The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat for development of a space-based aviation data link for European airspace.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air Traffic Management Daily News Technology air traffic management ESA European Space Agency Inmarsat Iris Program SESAR Single European Skies ATM Research SwiftBroadband Safety Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:40:00 +0000 148211 at NTSB rules FAA has jurisdiction to fine ‘careless or reckless’ UAV operators <div class="node-body article-body">The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has affirmed FAA’s authority to impose civil fines against commercial operators of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) engaging in “careless or reckless” flying.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Daily News Technology ATW Plus FAA National Transportation Safety Board NTSB Raphael Pirker Ritewing Zephyr UAV unmanned aerial vehicle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:35:00 +0000 146901 at <p>NTSB ruled Tuesday that FAA has the authority to fine UAV operators. Pictured: Google&rsquo;s Project Wing prototype vehicle.</p> Courtesy, Google Inmarsat completes construction of the Global Xpress ground network <div class="node-body article-body">Mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat has completed construction of the final four satellite access stations (SAS) for its Global Xpress (GX) fleet. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IFE Daily News Technology ATW Plus Global Xpress fleet GX Aviation Inmarsat Leo Mondale Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:29:00 +0000 145681 at <p>Satellite access station for Inmarsat&rsquo;s Global Xpress fleet</p> Courtesy, Inmarsat Norway prepares for first biofuel flights <div class="node-body article-body">Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle and SAS Scandinavian Airlines will conduct their first biofuel flights in Norway Nov. 11. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Daily News Technology ATW Plus Avinor biofuel Bjørn Kjos Dag Falk-Petersen Eco-Aviation Norwegian Air Shuttle Rickard Gustafson SAS Scandinavian Airlines ZERO Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:40:00 +0000 145251 at <p>SAS Airbus A320</p> By Rob Finlayson ATW Photo Gallery: Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo <div class="node-body gallery-body">A selection of photos of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Airlines Photo Galleries Safety Technology Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:27:00 +0000 144421 at What now for Richard Branson’s space travel dreams? <div class="node-body blog-body">A tragic day today for Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic program, with news that test vehicle SpaceShipTwo has crashed into the Mohave Desert. One of the pilots was killed and the other injured, it was reported.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Blogs Technology Delta Air Lines Richard Anderson Richard Branson SpaceShipTwo Virgin Atlantic Virgin Galactic ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:52:00 +0000 144401 at Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes during flight test <div class="node-body article-body">Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) has crashed into the Mojave Desert after experiencing an inflight “anomaly” during the first test of a new hybrid rocket motor at Mojave, California on Oct. 31.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Daily News Aircraft & Engines Safety Technology ATW Plus crash Mojave Desert Richard Branson SpaceShipTwo Virgin Galactic WhiteKnightTwo Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:47:00 +0000 144321 at <p>Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo</p> Courtesy, Virgin Galactic Added Value <div class="field-deck"> Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is showing real promise in commercial turbofan production </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Greg Morris, head of additive manufacturing strategy for GE Aviation, likes to talk about his Angel Trumpet engine. This tiny gas turbine will never power an aircraft, but previews how 3D printing could be applied throughout a future full-size commercial turbofan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engines Technology Additive Manufacturing ATW Plus CFM LEAP-1A GE Aviation Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:03:00 +0000 144221 at <p>GE announced it would introduce additive manufacturing to production aero-engines beginning with fuel nozzles in the CFM LEAP-1 engine, which will enter service in 2016 and will power the Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX and Comac C919.</p> Photo courtesy CFM Google confident UAVs will bring packages to city doorsteps <div class="node-body article-body">Speedy package delivery in urban areas by small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) “is absolutely going to happen,” according to Nick Roy, the founder of Google’s Project Wing program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daily News Trade Shows & Conferences Technology ATW Plus drones Google Project Wing UAS UAVs unmanned aerial vehicle unmanned aircraft systems Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:57:00 +0000 143041 at <p>Project Wing prototype vehicle lowering package to ground near Brisbane, Australia.</p> Courtesy, Google Aireon to offer free global emergency tracking for ADS-B equipped aircraft <div class="node-body article-body">Air traffic surveillance and tracking specialist Aireon said it will offer its Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (Aireon ALERT) global emergency tracking solution free of charge to the aviation community for any automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Avionics Daily News Technology ADS-B surveillance Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking Aireon ATW Plus Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:06:00 +0000 139941 at