June 25, 2007

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Forging Ahead

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Small Craft Warning

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Stormy Homecoming

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Forging Ahead

European dispute, computer issue cloud station’s completion endgame

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Small Craft Warning

WASHINGTON Worried that Al Qaeda might try to smuggle weapons or terrorists into the U.S. on an international general aviation flight, the Homeland Security Dept. is exploring ways to screen the contents of large GA aircraft. The department’s Transportation Security Administration is considering new security rules for GA and the reliever airports it uses.

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Stormy Homecoming

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER The STS-117 mission was to conclude June 22-23 with an Atlantis landing at either the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., or Edwards AFB, Calif., after thundershowers forced postponement of the first two Kennedy landing attempts June 21. The shuttle’s Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) firing toward a first landing attempt was waived off 60 min. prior to ignition for a 1:55 p.m.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Quiet, Please

With more emphasis on partnering, NASA continues pursuit of quieter aircraft

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PARIS AIR SHOW 2007

Confronting the Eco-challenge

‘Green’ debate overtakes commercial jets, with A320 and 737 replacements the focal point

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PARIS AIR SHOW 2007

Overloaded

CASA, Boeing and Lockheed Martin grab for scarce government airlift dollars

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PARIS AIR SHOW 2007

Work-arounds

Even as it scrambles for first flight, Boeing continues to write big 787 orders

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PARIS AIR SHOW 2007

Unmanned and Unrestrained

High- and low-end unmanned aircraft sales are showing no signs of weakness

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INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE & RECONNAISSANCE

Beyond Big

Radars could be mounted on football-field-size plastic sheets

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DEFENSE

Stunned Progression

Nonlethal weapons beckon, but Pentagon struggles to ascertain the way forward

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