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Aerospace News, September, 2019

Published 9th October 2019

AEROSPACE Rolls-Royce has revealed that repairs to its Trent 1000 engines are taking longer than at first expected. https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/eastmidlands/news/2029469-rolls-royce-reveals-fresh-delays-to-trent-100-engine-repairs

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Aerospace News, Early September 2019

Published 24th September 2019

AEROSPACE RG Carter has won a contract to build Cranfield University’s new £65m Digital Aviation Research & Technology Centre (DARTeC). https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/rg-carter-to-build-65m-aviation-research-centre DEFENCE The race to design and build a new generation of Royal Navy frigates has been won by engineering firm Babcock. It has been named preferred bidder for the £1.25bn contract for five Type […]

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Aerospace News, Late August, 2019

Published 11th September 2019

AEROSPACE UK innovators are set to benefit from a £300m investment in more sustainable flight solutions for people and goods, with researchers developing electric planes and cleaner jet fuels set to receive an additional £5m boost. Those developing cleaner forms of fuel and new technological platforms such as flying urban taxis, electric passenger planes and […]

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Areospace News, August 2019

Published 14th August 2019

AEROSPACE Ryanair has reported a sharp fall in quarterly profits as it reduced fares to drive up passenger numbers. Profits fell 21% to €243m (£219m) for the three months to the end of June, as the average ticket price fell 6%. For more information on this story please follow the link below: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49149151 The Sopwith […]

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Aerospace News, July 2019

Published 23rd July 2019

AEROSPACE With economic uncertainty and unresolved Brexit issues on the horizon, it’s a troubling time for the UK’s aerospace industry. Paul Everitt, chief executive of ADS, has discussed some of the key issues, and how we can choose the right path to ensure stability. “No deal Brexit is the worst possible outcome, and our position […]

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Aerospace News, June 2019

Published 25th June 2019

AREOSPACE Despite a difficult global market, aircraft deliveries in the first four months of 2019 have kept pace with the same period last year, with 93 aircraft delivered in April. This brings the total deliveries for the year to date to 404, just three aircraft behind 2018. An increase in wide-body planes has compensated for […]

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Aerospace News, Early May 2019

Published 2nd May 2019

AREOSPACE   The world’s largest aircraft has taken to the sky for its initial test flight over the Mojave Desert. The first flight of the largest all-composite aircraft ever, the Stratolaunch, was completed earlier this month.   With a wingspan greater than the length of an American football pitch, the Stratolaunch aircraft took to the […]

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Aerospace News, March 2019

Published 26th March 2019

AREOSPACE Imagine boarding a flight which enables a journey from London to Sydney to take only four-and-a-half hours? One UK-based company is building an engine to power aircraft for hypersonic flight in the atmosphere. Reaction Engines has devised a unique rocket engine, named Sabre, that could allow aircraft to fly much faster than traditional jets. […]

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Aerospace News, February 2019

Published 25th February 2019

AREOSPACE Airbus announced that it is ceasing production on its A380 jumbo aircraft 12 years after production started.  The aerospace manufacturer cited a “lack of airline demand” as the reason production of the A380 would end. Dubai’s Emirates airline, the largest A380 customer, is reducing its A380 order book from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates […]

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Aerospace News, January 2019

Published 17th January 2019

AREOSPACE The University of Sheffield’s AMRC have collaborated with Airbus on a project to automate the delivery of tooling supplies at Airbus’ Broughton factory. Airbus has said they could develop robots that would be able to autonomously shift entire aircraft wing assemblies at its North Wales factory. The comments follow the announcement that the aircraft-manufacturing […]

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