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  • Letters From Our Readers
    • Abstract: LED + NVG Could Spell Trouble read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:00:00 +000
  • New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections
    • Abstract: Walter Heerdt has been named senior vice president-VIP and executive jets for Lufthansa Technik. He succeeds Hans Schmitz, who will be retiring. Heerdt has been senior vice president-marketing and sales for the Lufthansa Technik Group. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:13:00 +000
  • Two Ways To Space And Back - An Astronaut's View (Audio)
    • Abstract: Michael Lopez-Alegria has been to orbit four times – three of them in a NASA space shuttle and once on a Russian Soyuz capsule. At the recent International Astronautical Congress in Toronto, the former U.S. Navy test pilot described the differences taking off and landing in the two vehicles. As you will hear, they are very different indeed. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:21:00 +000
  • Opinion: The Declining State Of Air France
    • Abstract: Pierre Sparaco Air France looks like it could become a relic in the ‘Air Carriers of Yore’ Museum Air France has been slow to embrace the changing environment of air travel, and this has contributed to its long list of woes read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • NASA Works To Keep Webb Telescope To Revised Schedule
    • Abstract: Technical hurdles loom for JWST program as NASA proceeds with instrument tests NASA’s $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope program was rebaselined in 2011 and has since adhered to its revised cost and schedule estimates for a planned launch atop an Ariane 5 ECA rocket in 2018, but technology challenges could threaten the agency’s ability to keep it on track. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Inmarsat Details The Forensic Search For MH370
    • Abstract: Inmarsat explains its refined analysis behind the search for MH370 The search for MH370 has resumed with refined Inmarsat data in play, although skeptics maintain that searchers still do not have all the information they need read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Future Fan Starts Flight Tests
    • Abstract: Rolls-Royce has begun flight tests of its composite carbon/titanium (CTi) fan blade, which will be a key feature in the company’s next-generation Advance and UltraFan engine designs. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Opinion: U.S. Needs A Rocket Engine Competition
    • Abstract: Daniel Goure Opinion: USAF has the rare opportunity to improve U.S. national security, impose costs on an aggressive foreign power, promote American technological innovation and create jobs at home. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Hagel Suggests Army Take on Coastal Defense Role
    • Abstract: Hagel outlines continued need for U.S. land forces Despite ongoing budget cuts that are forcing the Army to shrink, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says U.S. land forces will remain relevant now and into the future. The Army will be tapped to respond to potential threats in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific—often thought of in terms of air- and sea-based response.  read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Maven at Mars
    • Abstract: First-light imagery from the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) orbiter displays some of the components of the planet’s upper atmosphere that the spacecraft will study as they interact with the Sun.  The three views captured by the probe’s Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph offer “the most complete picture of the extended Martian upper atmosphere ever made,” says Mike Chaffin of the University of Colorado, Boulder, a member of the Maven remote-sensing team.  read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • KC-390 Rollout This Week
    • Abstract: Embraer plans to formally roll out the first prototype of its KC-390 military transport aircraft during a ceremony at its Gaviao Peixoto facility near Sao Paulo on Oct. 21. The aircraft will be the largest built in Brazil. The company hopes to fly the IAE V2500-powered aircraft by year-end.   
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Big Aircraft Gain for Russia
    • Abstract: As part of Russia’s effort to strengthen its military, the air force received many new aircraft in 2014, according to figures revealed earlier this month during a joint acceptance day held by the defense ministry. On the same day, the air force also took delivery of three Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighters, two Su-30SM2 two-seaters and three Mil Mi-8MTV5-1 military transport helicopters. Russian manufacturers also have delivered nine Su-30SMs, a domestic version of the export bestseller Su-30MKI two-seat fighter and four Su-30M2s, according to air force Cmdr. Lt. Gen. Victor Bondarev. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Norwegian Night Nano
    • Abstract: Prox Dynamics has unveiled a night-capable version of its PD-100 Black Hornet unmanned air vehicle, believed to be the smallest operational military UAV. The 18-gram single-rotor helicopter is fitted with a Flir Systems infrared camera and a day video sensor, and can transmit video streams or high-resolution still images via a digital datalink with a 1-mi. range. More than 3,000 PD-100s have been delivered, the company says. The system has been used in Afghanistan by British Army units since 2013. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Qatar Buys PAC-3 Interceptors
    • Abstract: Qatar has agreed to purchase 152 PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) interceptors and 15 launcher modification kits from Lockheed Martin for $595 million. Twelve U.S. allies have purchased the Patriot air defense system. Of those, the Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Germany and Kuwait already have the CRI interceptor. The company is in talks for sales of the CRI to Saudi Arabia, Poland and South Korea. Lockheed recently received U.S. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • New Horizons Targets
    • Abstract: Scientists operating the New Horizons probe to explore Pluto and its moons plan to ask for an extended mission to a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO), now that the Hubble Space Telescope has spotted three of the tiny faint bodies at the outer reaches of the Solar System that the nuclear-powered probe may be able to reach after it passes Pluto. The KBOs are 15-34 mi. across, and one of them is “definitely reachable,” according to the program team. All lie at least 1 billion mi. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Gecas To Buy Milestone
    • Abstract: GE Capital Aviation Services is set to take over helicopter-leasing specialist Milestone Aviation Group in an agreement valued at $1.775 billion. The deal, revealed on Oct. 13, is likely to shakeup the still-fledgling helicopter leasing business, which was rebooted by the formation of Milestone in 2010.   
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • First E-2D Squadron Prepped
    • Abstract: The U.S. Navy has declared its new Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye carrier-based airborne command and control aircraft operational. The first five aircraft—one full squadron—has been fielded and initial operational capability was declared Oct. 10. The first squadron will deploy next year on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy plans to buy 75 E-2Ds to replace 52 E-2Cs now in service, in a $19.9 billion, 10-squadron program, says Capt. John Lemmon E-2/C-2 program manager for the Navy.   
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Heathrow Selling Airports
    • Abstract: The owner of London Heathrow Airport is selling Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports to a consortium of Ferrovial and Macquarie in a deal worth £1.048 billion ($1.68 billion). The long-awaited sale by Heathrow Airport Holdings announced on Oct. 16 is expected to close in 2015. Ferrovial currently owns the controlling share of 25% of Heathrow Holdings through a subsidiary called FGP Topco Ltd.   
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • New NASA Deputy
    • Abstract: President Barack Obama has nominated Dava Newman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to be deputy administrator at NASA. Best known for innovative spacesuit designs, Newman joined MIT’s faculty in 1993. Pending approval by the Senate, she will follow Lori Garver, who resigned in September 2013 to become general manager of the Air Line Pilots Association.  
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Ebola Outbreak Highlights Aviation’s Lack Of Common Approach
    • Abstract: Airlines and airports struggle to implement policies to contain Ebola Concerns over Ebola are causing operational trouble for the world’s airlines and are becoming an issue even for carriers not operating to West Africa. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Safety And Life Upgrades For USAF F-16s
    • Abstract: USAF F-16 life extension gathers pace as collision avoidance upgrade enters service Auto-collision avoidance enters service on U.S. Air Force F-16s as life-extension plan firms up read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Bell Helicopter Adds More Partners To Its U.S. Army Joint Multi Role Demo
    • Abstract: Bell Helicopter bulks up its tiltrotor team as it pursues the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi Role technology demonstrator read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Army Eyes Improvements For Apache Helo
    • Abstract: Attack helicopter is scheduled to receive improved communications and radar modes The fiscally challenged U.S. Army is enhancing the capabilities of its frontline attack helicopter—the AH-64D/E Apache read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Russian Airlines Look At Capacity And Cost Cuts
    • Abstract: Russian airlines feel the effects of sanctions and home-market decline Russia’s deteriorating economic situation and political tensions over the crisis in Ukraine are posing serious challenges for the country’s airlines. Growth rates for Russian carriers ballooned in the last decade, but there are signs these times are over. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Neuron Weapon-Drop Trials Set For Next Year
    • Abstract: Dassault chief says single FCAS variant key to future joint development France, U.K. agree to study new jointly developed UCAV platform read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Procurement Problems Add To Germany’s Armed Forces Woes
    • Abstract: Auditors lay bare Germany’s defense procurement, readiness issues German military dealing with persistent readiness and procurement issues read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • F135 Fix Still Not Firm
    • Abstract: Pratt continues to explore options for a fix to F135 stator, polyimide rubbing problem The Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft, fielded for training and operations around the country, continue to fly under a restricted envelope following a June 23 engine fire in an F-35A. The Pentagon has yet to announce a definitive path to dealing with the design problem on the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine that prevented the F-35 from making its international debut at the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough air show in July. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Face To Face: Dassault’s Trappier On Bizjet Focus
    • Abstract: Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier talks to Aviation Week about the market, the company’s hefty R&D investments and why he is confident Dassault will gain ground on Gulfstream in China. Since since taking the top job in January 2013, he has focused intensely on the company’s business-jet dossier, which accounts for 70% of sales. The 5X and 8X mark Dassault’s expansion into the super-midsize and long-range markets. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Upcoming Events
    • Abstract: Oct. 27—Avsec World. Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington. See Oct. 27-29—AAS Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium. Huntsville, Alabama. See Nov. 3-5—52nd Annual SAFE Symposium. Caribe Royale Hotel & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
  • Conferences & Exhibitions
    • Abstract: Nov. 4-6—MRO Asia, Singapore. Nov. 19-20—A&D Programs, Litchfield Park, Arizona. Jan. 13-14—MRO Latin America, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Feb. 2-3—MRO Middle East, Dubai. March 5—Laureate Awards, Washington. April 14-16—MRO Americas, Miami.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +000
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