China is reportedly offering to reduce its trade deficit with the US by $200 billion annually in a bid to ease trade tensions with the Trump administration. China is interested in Boeing aircraft and other goods as part of the deal.
Aircraft leasing company Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for the purchase of 400 jetliners. The deal would include Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Bell is on track to finish deliveries of the UH-1Y Venom helicopter to the Marine Corps this year, though deliveries of the Bell AH-1Z will be ongoing until 2022.
The Federal Aviation Administration is creating a path for supersonic aircraft development in the US with proposals that address the issues of noise and special flight authorizations. The FAA is working with the International Civil Aviation Organization Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection regarding proposed rules.
Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., are voicing opposition to ending US funding of the International Space Station. "Prematurely canceling a program for political reasons costs jobs and wastes billions of dollars," Cruz said.
SpaceWorks says approximately 263 launches are scheduled for 2018 as a private sector space race heats up, enabled by 3D-printing technology. Rocket Lab's Electron rocket has reduced the barriers for small satellites to enter orbit.