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‘Aerospace Firm Successfully Tests Solar-powered Aircraft’

News West 9 Midland Jun 10 04:14 pm 

A test pilot successfully flew a solar-powered prototype aircraft on Friday for a company that envisions manufacturing a fleet of drones to provide aerial internet service for an estimated 4 billion people worldwide.

‘US$2 Million Investment In Lowering Cost Of Composites’

materialstoday Jun 09 09:45 am 

Amod Ogale inspects some carbon fiber with his team in their Earle Hall lab. A professor at Clemson University in South Carolina USA has received US2 million to develop lower cost composite materials for aircraft and luxury cars.

‘Russia Unveils New Passenger Plane It Says Will Rival Boeing, Airbus’

Reuters via Yahoo UK & Ireland News Jun 09 04:17 am 

Russia on Wednesday presented a new medium-range passenger plane which state media said was superior to its Western-made counterparts in many respects and would be snapped up by both Russian and foreign carriers. In a glitzy ceremony at a factory in Siberia attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Irkut Corporation rolled out its new MC-21 passenger plane which is still undergoing testing but...

‘ORNL Develops Carbon Fiber Joining Technology’

materialstoday Jun 09 06:00 am 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL has developed a new laser method of joining carbon fiber composites and aluminum in the manufacture of lightweight cars and other multi-material high-end products.

‘Russian Plane 'to Rival Airbus, Boeing'’

AAP via Yahoo! New Zealand News Jun 08 01:56 pm 

Russia is launching a new medium-range passenger plane as it attempts to keep its aircraft industry going despite Western sanctions.

‘Journal Of Science: Advanced Materials And Devices: First Issue Published’

materialstoday Jun 08 05:47 am 

We are very delighted to announce the launch of the Journal of Science Advanced Materials and Devices JSAMD and the online appearance of the first issue of the journal at httpwww.sciencedirect.comsciencejournal24682179 . As a fully open access publication JSAMD provides maximum exposure for published articles making the research available to all to read and share.

‘AVIC Buys London-based Aircraft Cabin Interior Supplier’

China Economic Net Jun 07 06:56 pm 

Chinese aviation firm AVIC International Holding Corp has completed the acquisition of AIM Altitude a Britain-based aircraft cabin interior supplier for an undisclosed amount from the London based private equity firm TowerBrook.

‘Porsche Panamera Teased Ahead Of June 28 Unveiling’

MotorTrend Jun 07 08:55 am 

Porsche will debut the next-generation Panamera on June 28 in Berlin Germany the automaker announced today. But before the reveal Porsche whetted our appetites with a new teaser photo and video. Judging from the photo ittrades clear that the Panameratrades famous backside has changed. A thin LED light strip has replaced the oval-shaped taillights on The post Porsche Panamera Teased Ahead of June...