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Blue skies ahead for Airbus, Bombardier CSeries partnership

Montr - Bombardier has ceded control of its new CSeries to Airbus, abandoning hope of ascending into the top echelons of passenger aircraft manufacturing alongside rivals Airbus and Boeing but securing US market access for its new jetliners.

NAFTA talks' 4th round to close as disagreements persist

Washington - A fourth round of talks to revamp a landmark North American free trade pact was due to close Tuesday, as delegates reacted to tough bargaining positions from Washington but vowed to continue the negotiations.

Canada threatens to scrap arms buy as trade talks get off to rough start

Washington - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatened Wednesday to cancel a major arms buy from the US over a tariffs row, as talks on a North American free trade deal got off to a rocky start.

Delta says it won't pay for US tariffs on Bombardier

New York - Delta Air Lines won't pay more for Bombardier planes mired in a US-Canada trade dispute, but the controversy could delay delivery of the jets, the airliner's chief said Wednesday.

Boeing boosts tech investment in hybrid, autonomous planes

New York - Boeing is beefing up its investments in autonomous and electric hybrid planes in anticipation that aviation could be primed for as much disruption as virtually every other sector.

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

Adelaide - Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said Thursday as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace.

NASA's $3.9bn Cassini spacecraft makes death plunge into Saturn

Tampa - After 20 years in space, NASA's famed Cassini spacecraft made an intentional death plunge into Saturn on Friday, ending a storied mission that scientists say taught us nearly everything we know about Saturn today and transformed the way we think about ...

Mexico's booming aerospace industry not sweating NAFTA

Quer - Arturo Avila toiled and suffered to build his Mexican start-up into a thriving aerospace company -- and the last thing he's going to do now is lose sleep over Donald Trump's NAFTA threats.

Elon Musk says successful maiden flight for Falcon Heavy unlikely

Washington - SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk has downplayed the chances of a successful inaugural flight for his Falcon Heavy space launch vehicle, admitting there is a "good chance it would not make it to orbit in its first launch.

After two delays, SpaceX launches broadband satellite for IntelSat

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX on Wednesday deployed a broadband communications satellite for IntelSat, after twice ditching launch plans in the final seconds before liftoff earlier this week.

Race is on to turn flying car into reality

Le Bourget - Aeronautics giants are treating the idea of a flying car with caution, as such a project raises more questions than it answers, experts say -- it's a child's dream, a millionaire's toy.But is it really the next big thing in transport?

Inflight internet ready to take off

Inflight internet access, a nascent market still hobbled by slow speeds, is set to take off as dedicated satellites make surfing in the skies a reality, experts say.

Airport in Kazakh capital renamed after president

Astana - The airport in oil-rich Kazakhstan's capital Astana has been renamed after long-reigning President Nursultan Nazarbayev, state media reported on Wednesday, citing a government resolution that will fuel accusations of a leadership cult.

Drones could save lives with rapid heart attack response

Washington - Drones could help save the lives of heart attack victims by delivering defibrillators faster than an ambulance can arrive at the scene, according to a report Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

Miami - An unmanned Cygnus cargo ship carrying a load of supplies and science experiments arrived safely at the International Space Station on Saturday, according to live images broadcast on NASA television.

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

Bejing - China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab on Saturday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said.

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

Bejing - China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab on Saturday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said.

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

Bejing - China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab on Saturday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said.

Orbital to launch cargo to space station Tuesday

Miami - A rocket packed with food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station is scheduled to blast off Tuesday from a NASA launch pad.

Brazil aerospace sector seeks to dodge economic turbulence

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil may be in the midst of an economic storm, but sitting back in a leather seat on Embraer's latest luxury jet, Gustavo Teixeira says the aviation industry is dodging the turbulence.

Delayed European rocket launch to go ahead after strike

Paris - The planned launch Tuesday of a European Ariane 5 rocket to place two communications satellites into orbit has been delayed due to striking workers in French Guiana, the French launch company Arianespace said.

Five amazing Canadian space facts you should know

With the announcement that Canso, Nova Scotia will be host to a new satellite launching rocket pad in the not-too-distant future, it’s the perfect time to show off some of Canada’s noteworthy space exploration facts.

China's first stealth fighter enters service: media

Bejing - China has put its first stealth fighter into military service, state-run media reported on Friday, in the latest milestone highlighting the modernisation of the country's armed forces.

China's first stealth fighter enters service: media

Bejing - China has put its first stealth fighter into military service, state-run media reported on Friday, in the latest milestone highlighting the modernisation of the country's armed forces.

China's first stealth fighter enters service: media

Bejing - China has put its first stealth fighter into military service, state-run media reported on Friday, in the latest milestone highlighting the modernisation of the country's armed forces.

SpaceX rocket blasts off from NASA launchpad with ISS cargo

Miami - SpaceX on Sunday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship, packed with food and supplies for the six astronauts living at the International Space Station.

SpaceX aborts launch after 'odd' rocket engine behavior

Miami - SpaceX aborted its planned Dragon cargo launch to the International Space Station just seconds before liftoff Saturday due to a "slightly odd" technical issue with the Falcon 9 rocket engine.

SpaceX poised to launch for first time since Sept blast

Miami - SpaceX is poised to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, marking its first return to flight since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.

China's secretive J-20 stealth fighter unveiled in flyby debut

Zhuhai - Two of China's secretive J-20 warplanes swept over a gasping crowd at the Zhuhai air show Tuesday, potent symbols of Beijing's aspirations to military might.

First launch for Orbital's Antares rocket since 2014 explosion

Miami - Orbital ATK launched its Antares rocket en route to the International Space Station for the first time since a massive explosion after liftoff two years ago.
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