Aerospace and Defence

Dividing up video games, fighting over who keeps the Netflix account and arranging joint custody of the dog. Breakups require delicate negotiation. Magnify to Brexit level and you can understand why negotiating who gets to be involved in space contra Read more

L3 ASV announced the successful delivery of their C-Enduro long-endurance autonomous vessel to the UK's Royal Navy. The C-Enduro is used for military data gathering trials, especially by the Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic Capability (MHC) Read more

Giraffe AMB


The French Ministry of Defence’s Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique (DMAé) has signed a contract with Swedish defence and civil security firm Saab regarding support for the Giraffe AMB surface based radar system. Read more

Irish budget airline Ryanair has acquired the remaining 25% of its Austrian subsidiary Laudamotion for an undisclosed sum, it has been announced. Read more

Last week, the European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the signing of a one-year contract with ArianeGroup, a European aerospace consortium. The intention is part of a bid to look at the feasibility of mining on the surface in the search for natura Read more

Airbus H145M helicopter

Source: Christian D. Kellers / Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has announced it is to deliver the first of nine H145M helicopters to Serbia next month. Serbian Defence Minisiter Aleksandar Vulin visited the Airbus Helicopters site in Donauwörth, Germany to accept the first vehicle on behalf of the Serbian Read more

Meggitt PLC, an international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, has signed a long term agreement with Pratt & Whitney to continue the supply of advanced composite Read more

Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a groundbreaking new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain the Read more

In the last few months, we’ve noticed two trends in the aerospace sector become more popular and we expect these to continue into 2019. Read more

Avation PLC, a commercial passenger aircraft leasing company, has entered into an options exercise to acquire a further eight new ATR 72-600 aircraft for scheduled deliveries between 2020 and 2022. Read more

A pioneering Finnish nanosatellite has reached space equipped with the world’s smallest infrared hyperspectral camera. Read more

GKN Aerospace has revealed its plans for a new Global Technology Centre in Bristol, UK. Read more

WayKen specializes in visual design models, full-functional engineering prototypes and low-volume manufacturing of custom parts, providing a one-stop shop from prototype to production. Read more

The Airbus leadership overhaul continues, following a difficult few months for the European aerospace giant, with the announcement of its new chiefs of operations and finance. Read more

Airbus Defence has landed a deal worth almost £180m from one of the world’s leading satellite operators, France’s Eutelsat, to develop communications for two state-of-the-art satellites. Read more

The Klatovy-based company Aerotech Czech has been contracted by MT Aerospace to manufacture and test parts of the propulsion system of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Ariane 6 rocket. Read more

Castle Precision Engineering, a Glasgow-based manufacturer of critical precision components, has signed a six-year contract worth £80m will Rolls-Royce. Read more

UK’s Rolls-Royce has announced the signing of a Trent XWB engine and long-term TotalCare® service agreement with China Eastern Airlines, involving the airline’s 20 Airbus A350-900 fleet and worth over CNY10 billion (over US$1.4bn). Read more

Dublin’s airport operator daa has awarded the contract for the construction of Dublin Airports new North Runway to a consortium comprising Ireland’s Roadbridge and Spain’s FCC Construccíon. Read more

Japan Air Commuter Co. Ltd (JAC) has now taken delivery of its first 70-seat ATR 72-600 after it converted one of its orders of an ATR 42-600 to the larger 72 version. Read more

Hungarian aircraft producer Magnus Aircraft was set up to create an innovative new generation of aircraft that meets today’s expectations and has multifunctional features. Read more

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Thales and Gemalto have reached an agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) on a recommended all-cash offer for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Gemalto, for a price of €51 per share cum dividend. Read more

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    Giraffe AMB

    Saab's Giraffe AMB land-based surveillance radar system

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  • Airbus H145M helicopter

    Source: Christian D. Kellers / Airbus Helicopters

    Airbus H145M helicopter


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