Tag Archives: Aerospace and defense industry

Transatlantic flights, Europe travel will grow post-Covid despite Ukraine-Russia tensions

As if the airline industry needs yet another hurdle to overcome after two of the worst years it has ever experienced, carriers are now wondering what will happen to travel in Europe given the war in Ukraine. The CEO of Airbus, which is based in Toulouse, France, believes an expected …

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NASA and space partnerships with Russia face Ukraine challenge

ISS Expedition 64 crew member, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov takes part in a training session at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Zvyozdny Gorodok [Star City], Moscow Region. Anton Novoderezhkin | TASS | Getty Images For more than two decades, the space agencies of the United States and Russia …

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Delta Air Lines cuts ties with Aeroflot after Russia attacks Ukraine

An Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft as seen on final approach flying and landing on the runway at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with the terminal and the control tower visible, after arriving from Moscow. Nicolas Economou | Nurphoto | Getty Images Delta Air Lines said Friday that it is suspending …

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Satellite imagery shows Russian attack on Ukraine from space

Satellite imagery of the Chuhuiv Airbase outside of Kharkiv, Ukraine on Feb. 21, 2022. Planet Labs PBC Satellite imagery gives another perspective on the developing situation in Ukraine, as Russian troops move into the country and strikes occur in multiple Ukrainian cities. Russia launched an unprecedented invasion early on Thursday, …

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Civilian flights restricted as invasion threat grows

An Ukraine International Airlines passenger plane is seen as Turkey’s first official spotter area has been put into service for aviation enthusiasts and photographers at Istanbul Airport in Istanbul, Turkey on June 25, 2021. Mehmet Eser | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Civilian flights within Ukraine were restricted through the …

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Airbus plans to test hydrogen engine on A380 jumbo jet to fly mid-decade

Airbus hydrogen A380 demonstrator Airbus hydrogen A380 demonstrator Airbus said it plans to test a hydrogen-powered engine on a modified A380 by the middle of the decade, in hopes of bringing lower-emissions fuels to commercial air travel. The European aircraft giant said Tuesday that it’s working with engine-maker CFM International …

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U.S. air travel surges as Covid cases continue to drop

Lines of people wait to get through TSA airport screening. Getty Images U.S. airports were the busiest since Thanksgiving over Presidents Day weekend, a sign that leisure travel continues to recover as Covid cases fall further. The Transportation Security Administration screened nearly 8.4 million people from Friday through Monday, more …

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Lufthansa Group to suspend Kyiv, Odessa flights

Lufthansa planes are seen parked on the tarmac of Frankfurt Airport, Germany June 25, 2020. Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuters Lufthansa Group said it would suspend service to Kyiv and Odessa, starting Monday, as concerns grew over whether Russia would invade Ukraine. “The safety of our passengers and crew members is …

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Chamath Palihapitiya steps down from Virgin Galactic board

Virgin Galactic leaders in front of the New York Stock Exchange, from left: CEO George Whitesides, founder Richard Branson and Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya. Virgin Galactic In a statement, Palihapitiya said he is leaving “to focus on other existing and upcoming public board responsibilities” but is “proud to leave the team …

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX to split its private stock 10-for-1

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft ahead of the Inspiration4 mission in Merritt Island, Florida, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images Elon Musk’s SpaceX is splitting the value of its common stock 10-for-1, CNBC has learned, with the company’s valuation …

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