ESA’s European Robotic Arm (ERA) has been loaded onto the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) by Airbus space engineers and it’s now ready for its flight to the International Space Station (ISS). It will take one-week to reach the ISS, where it will service the Russian segment of the space station. Measuring 11.3 meters long, the symmetrical, two-handed intelligent robot arm can ‘walk’ around the exterior of the ISS, hand-over-hand from one fixed base-point to another. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Aeroflot, the Russian flag carrier and member of the SkyTeam alliance, has just received its first A350-900, becoming the launch operator of the latest-generation widebody aircraft in Eastern Europe and CIS. Fetauring a distinctive new livery that embraces its almost 100-year heritage, 28 private Business Class suites with full-flat seats, 24 Comfort Class with extra legroom and 264 Economy Class. Plus, each seat comes equipped with a Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system, HD screens and Wi-Fi connectivity/ Read more for two videos and additional information.
Here’s a first look at the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, the first helicopter from the recently-announced partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters. This luxurious aircraft comes equipped with a range of four interior and exterior designs generated by Aston Martin and are modeled after the automaker’s high performance bespoke luxury cars. Each one of these special edition helicopters will have a plaque included on the instrument panel to denote the partnership logos, the registration of the aircraft, the edition number and the owner’s name, should they wish to have it included. Read more for additional pictures and information.