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Tag: aerospace

China to launch test flights for commercial space rockets

China’s constellation of commercial satellites to offer multitude of services.

Boeing pilots saw MAX system problems in 2016 simulator tests

The flight-handling mechanism believed to be involved in 2 MAX crashes that killed 346 people.

New economic vision: high technology and innovation

New growth sources include the digital economy, aerospace, smart farming and supporting services for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, says Economic Affairs Ministry.

Iran confirms space centre blast, slams Trump tweet

Iran says no one was killed in the blast and hit out at US President Donald Trump for tweeting about the accident ‘gleefully’.

US State Dept approves sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan

The Defence Security Cooperation Agency says Taiwan’s purchase of the F-16 will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

Is Boeing too big to fail?

Boeing is an integral part of the US economy employing over 150,000 people around the world, the vast majority of them in America.

Mahathir lauds Turkey’s success as arms-maker

Twenty years ago, when I came here (Turkey), they could only assemble the F16 aircraft, says prime minister

Paris aims to beat Olympic traffic with flying taxis

Aeroports de Paris, Airbus and RATP regional transport used the Paris Air Show to showcase Vertical Take-off and Landing machines.

Boeing: Sorry for crashes

A top Boeing executive apologises for the crashes and says the priority of the company is to return the planes to service safely.

Investor Ackman opposes United Technologies’ aerospace merger with Raytheon

Ackman has concerns that the merger with Raytheon will lower the business quality of pro-forma United Technologies’ aerospace business.

Sabah lawmakers ready to declare assets, says DCM

Deputy chief minister Madius Tangau says he has done so recently and has no problem doing it again.

Boeing knew of 737 MAX safety system glitch year before deadly...

Boeing says management was unaware of the issue until the crash in Indonesia.

No wonder Perak remains second poorest state in country

PM must stop Perak from wasting money and industrial land on new aerospace project in Manjung.

SpaceX capsule on big mission begins return to Earth

It represents the first private mission to the International Space Station, as well as the first time a space vessel capable of carrying people was launched by the US in eight years.

British engineer Cobham intends to reinstate dividend

The British defence and aerospace firm is positive on its outlook for 2019.

Nasa and China collaborate on Moon exploration

Nasa's lunar orbiter will pass over the Chang'e 4 landing site on January 31 and will snap pictures, as it did for the Chang'e 3 in 2013.

SpaceX launches final 10 satellites for Iridium

The effort aims to cut the costs of spaceflight and make expensive rocket parts more reusable, like aeroplanes.

Nasa chief says Elon Musk won’t be smoking joints publicly again

SpaceX has been a contractor for Nasa since 2012.

US charges Chinese intelligence officers for jet engine data hack

This marks the third major corporate espionage-related case involving Chinese intelligence officers brought by the Justice Department since last month.

Leiking: Sabah companies must tap into huge aerospace business

Out of the 230 registered companies in Malaysia, Sabah only has 10 companies involved in the aerospace industry.

Boeing profits surge after tax settlement, raises earnings estimate

Boeing upgraded its revenue forecast by US$1 billion to a range of US$98 billion to US$100 billion for the full year.

Nasa blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

The launch marks the first time in nearly a decade that Nasa has had a tool in orbit to measure ice sheet surface elevation across the globe.

After technical delay, Nasa to try again launching Sun probe

The car-sized probe is designed to give scientists a better understanding of solar wind and geomagnetic storms that risk wreaking chaos on Earth by knocking out the power grid.

Theresa May says her Brexit plan supports aerospace companies like Airbus

In a speech at the Farnborough air show in southern England on Monday, May will announce 343 million pounds (US$453 million) of funding for the industry.