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World’s largest twin engine Airbus A350-1000 passes extreme weather tests for hot weather above 40 degrees celsius

World’s largest twin engine Airbus A350-1000 passes extreme weather tests for hot weather above 40 degrees celsius

The largest twin engine Airbus, the A350-1000, successfully passed the high-temperature tests in July tests. The test was undertaken at the Al Ain International airport.     The test was designed to test behaviour and safety, including cooling performance, to ensure the big twin-engine is ready for super-hot climates. Airbus tests hot weather performance at… Continue Reading

200 days in lockup: Four volunteers live in simulated moon lab in preparation for future moon mission

200 days in lockup: Four volunteers live in simulated moon lab in preparation for future moon mission

Four enthusiastic volunteers face the next 200 days in close quarters in China’s Earth-based lab that simulates a Lunar habitat. The experiment will analyse long-term life in a small 160-square-meter habitat, endearingly named “Lunar Palace” or “Yuegong-1.”     Complete with plants, the lab is a bio-regenerative life pod, located on the campus of Baihang University.… Continue Reading

Blue Origin rocket engines to be built in Alabama, employing up to 350

Blue Origin rocket engines to be built in Alabama, employing up to 350

Hoping to build up to 30 of their BE-4 engines in a new facility in Huntsville, Alabama, Blue Origin’s President Robert Meyerson committed to plan contingent on a production contract with United Launch Alliance. United Launch Alliance use the BE-4 in their Vulcan rocket. “Alabama is a proven leader in aerospace manufacturing with the highest-skilled workforce,… Continue Reading

USC Students Blast Rocket Speed and Height Records

USC Students Blast Rocket Speed and Height Records

Shortly after 9 a.m. on March 4th, University of Southern California Rocket Propulsion Laboratory’s 70-plus students launched a rocket they have dubbed Fathom II. The rocket was both designed manufactured by the students themselves. The rocket was launched from Spaceport American and smashed records when it reached an impressive 144,000 feet. No other students have… Continue Reading

Who says bigger isn’t better: General Electrics massive carbon-fibre 3D printed engine more fuel efficient

Who says bigger isn’t better: General Electrics massive carbon-fibre 3D printed engine more fuel efficient

Who says bigger isn’t better? GE’s latest “game changer” is a massive engine for the 777X Boeing which is vast in scale, output and yet more fuel-efficient than other engines.     General Electric radically new turbofan engine is approximately the same width as a Boeing 737 fuselage. However, it is more fuel-efficient than other engines,… Continue Reading

Aerospace industry trade war? $2 billion at stake as Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister reviews Boeing sole sourcing

Aerospace industry trade war? $2 billion at stake as Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister reviews Boeing sole sourcing

With the U.S. administration publicly challenging its trade relationship with Canada, and on the heels of an action by Boeing to take Canadian Bombardier to international court, a trade war — or at least a war of words — seems inevitable.     So far, it’s just words, but the stakes are large. Canada favours… Continue Reading

High speed rail finally coming to Toronto-Windsor corridor? What will Ontario high speed look like?

High speed rail finally coming to Toronto-Windsor corridor? What will Ontario high speed look like?

Kathleen Wynne, along with Deb Matthews and Steven Del Duca, announced last week that plans were underway to bring high speed rail to the Toronto-Windsor Corridor, with $15 million being invested in a comprehensive environmental assessment. The decision was made after extensive research and deliberations about the feasibility of the project — on again and… Continue Reading

Richard Browning invents super human 450 km per hour “Iron Man” flight suit (video)

Richard Browning invents super human 450 km per hour “Iron Man” flight suit (video)

The idea of having superhuman capabilities, especially the ability to fly, has captivated us since at least the time of Ancient Greece, when, in myth, Daedalus fabricated wings so he, and son Icarus, could escape an island. Even the great Leonardo DaVinci created his own flying machines. In modern times, when our current mythology includes… Continue Reading

Bombardier upbeat about growth prospects now that CSeries jets are flying

Bombardier upbeat about growth prospects now that CSeries jets are flying

Bombardier’s chief executive has presented a decidedly upbeat assessment of the plane maker’s prospects for 2017. During an investor briefing in New York City, Alain Bellemare told investors and industry analysts that the company’s turnaround plan was “on track” for US$25 billion a year in revenue, and US$1.75 billion in profits by 2020. Huge progress… Continue Reading

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