Defense and Space

By Kevin Michaels
Every dollar of aircraft production underpins at least another dollar of supplier activity in all tiers.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Steve Trimble
Lockheed Martin’s team has passed another milestone in a competitive design process with Northrop Grumman for the MDA's Next Generation Interceptor program.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Kim Minseok
Korea Aerospace Industries will be investing KRW 8 trillion ($5.9 billion) by 2040 in its High-Speed eXperimental Utility Helicopter project.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Iit had been initially reported that all six crewmembers onboard the helicopter had been rescued following the Feb. 28 accident.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Irene Klotz
India named four air force officers to become the founding members of the country’s Gaganyaan astronaut corps.
Space

By Mark Carreau
A NASA safety panel on Feb. 28 identified two issues that it is watching especially closely as the agency prepares for the Artemis II mission.
Space

By Garrett Reim
Northrop Grumman plans to lay off up to 1,000 employees at its Space Park facilities in Redondo Beach, California.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Michael Bruno
Howmet Aerospace Chairman and CEO John Plant said his company will not invest in significantly expanding titanium supply capacity.
Supply Chain

By Steve Trimble
A Raytheon/Kongsberg team has tested an upgraded Amraam-ER surface-to-air missile featuring a new version of the seeker and booster rocket motor.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Chen Chuanren
Singapore will buy eight Lockheed Martin F-35A, making the RSAF one of only a handful of air arms to operate a mixed fleet of F-35A and F-35B.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Schweizer RSG is close to finally being able to sell aircraft in the U.S. with the development of a crash-resistant fuel system.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Guy Norris
David Smith, incoming president and CEO of Robinson Helicopter, says it is on the verge of growth plans that potentially include developing new, larger models.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Michael Bruno
Virgin Galactic is reporting a net loss of $502.34 million in 2023, including a loss of $102.3 million in the fourth quarter.
Commercial Space

By Michael Bruno
The co-founders of Astra Space have offered a new, lower buyout bid for the embattled space startup.
Commercial Space

Aviation Week Staff
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is gearing up to begin a $7.2 billion upgrade program for the Indian Air Force’s Su-30MKI fighter fleet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
The Army National Guard on Feb. 27 announced a stand-down of all helicopter units following two crashes of Boeing AH-64D Apaches.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Tony Osborne
The UK defense ministry has opened negotiations to find a new fleet of medium helicopters for the country’s armed services.
Aircraft & Propulsion

“America’s first space station,” Skylab, was launched in 1973 on the last Saturn V rocket flown. The mission, coming on the heels of the final Apollo Moon landing, concluded nine months later in February 1974 with the successful return of a third astronaut crew that spent a then-record 84 days in space.
Defense and Space

By Tony Osborne
Leonardo is performing a study with Italy’s armed forces on potential missions for the AW609 as the company works to certify the tiltrotor.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Irene Klotz
Three months after SpaceX’s Starship/Super Heavy’s second flight test ended in a mid-air explosion, the FAA closed its accident investigation.
Space

By Steve Trimble
President Erdogan says he has discussed the next steps on finalizing Turkey's procurement of additional Lockheed Martin F-16s with U.S. lawmakers.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
The use of uncrewed systems by Ukraine is inspiring nations including the UK to make major investments in drone capabilities.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Irene Klotz
Japan’s Smart Lander For Investigating Moon (SLIM) survived a two-week lunar night and powered up over the weekend.
Space

By Tony Osborne
Hungarian lawmakers have voted in favor of Sweden’s entry into NATO.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Garrett Reim
SpaceX plans to place its first direct-to-cellular phone Starlink constellation in orbit by the end of August.
Commercial Space