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June 19, 2000

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Airlift, Recce Projects Advance European Military Cooperation

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

ESA Propulsion System Proposals in Doubt

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Sale Will Boost Carlyle Aerospace Operations

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Airlift, Recce Projects Advance European Military Cooperation

PARIS LONDON Ongoing efforts aimed at forging an independent European defense capability have gained momentum with a German government decision to participate in the multinational A400M airlifter and a Franco-German military reconnaissance satellite system.

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ESA Propulsion System Proposals in Doubt

Paris Strong opposition from Italy and Germany threatens to sink two propulsion projects that are scheduled to be decided this week by the European Space Agency Council. The first—a filament-wound solid rocket motor demonstrator dubbed the P80—was proposed last month as an alternative to an Italian small launcher initiative, Vega, that Italy has been trying for two years to turn into an ESA program (AW&ST May 22, p. 34).

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Sale Will Boost Carlyle Aerospace Operations

LOS ANGELES Northrop Grumman is selling its commercial aerostructures business to The Carlyle Group for about $1.2 billion in a continuation of the company’s strategic move toward markets that corporate officials believe have greater growth potential.

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Composite Wing Box Tested to Failure

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In B2B Test, Boeing Starts With Scrap

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EgyptAir Theory Targets Mechanical Failure

Hard-to-detect failure creates loss of redundancy, Egyptian CAA says. Similar situation occurred on ground.

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NTSB Moves To Stem Runway Incursions

NEW YORK The National Transportation Safety Board on June 13 outlined further steps to stem the unabated increase of runway incursions-a risk high on the “Most Wanted” list of FAA safety priorities. The board’s recommendations, soon to be formally presented to the FAA, come in the wake of the safety board’s investigation of several 1999 runway incursion incidents at Chicago O’Hare, New York John F. Kennedy and Los Angeles international airports and Providence, R.I.’s Theodore Francis Green State Airport.

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Support for JSF Delay Appears Slim, Unfocused

WASHINGTON For at least the third time in the Joint Strike Fighter’s history, there is interest in restructuring the program by adding additional time for maturation of the advanced short takeoff and vertical landing (ASTOVL) technology.

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Congress Queries Navy On UAV Requirements

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Nuclear Warhead Production May Be Underway in India

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