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March 3, 2008

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Missile Fallout

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

GROWTH ENGINES

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Simplified GTF

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Missile Fallout

U.S. insists SM-3 is geared for missile defense, not Asat

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

GROWTH ENGINES

Propulsion designers explore advanced concepts to address military needs for unmanned aerial vehicles

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Simplified GTF

LOS ANGELES Pratt & Whitney is poised to make a key decision on simplifying the configuration of the production version of the geared turbofan (GTF) following the successful outcome of compressor rig tests. The change, if sanctioned, has the potential to enhance further the operational savings claimed by Pratt & Whitney for the GTF which it says could save up to $1.5 million per aircraft per year over current generation types of equal capacity.

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

First Fall Of a B-2

A fire warning and rapid loss of control dooms stealth bomber and cuts fleet to 20

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AIR TRANSPORT

BRING IT ON

British Airways eagerly awaits opening of London Heathrow's T5

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WORLD NEWS & ANNALYSIS

Heavier Still

NASA needs bigger Ares V to meet lunar requirements

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WORLD NEWS & ANNALYSIS

UNSEATED!

Northrop Grumman /EADS tanker win has Boeing's defense business scrambling

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WORLD NEWS & ANNALYSIS

Rotor Resurgence

Record-setting crowds at this year's HAI Heli-Expo mirror the highs hit by manufacturers in sales and backlogs

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COMMENTARY

MARKET FOCUS

He may be the most unpopular U.S. President in modern history, but investors in defense stocks owe thanks to George W. Bush. Shares in the Pentagon’s leading contractors have appreciated dramatically as U.S. military spending reaches levels not seen since World War II.

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IN ORBIT

Space shuttle engineers continue to analyze recovery-system malfunctions on both of the solid-fuel boosters that launched the orbiter Atlantis on the STS-122/1E mission last month. None of the problems involved flight safety or propulsion aspects of the ATK solid rocket motors, and both were towed back to the Kennedy Space Center without difficulty.

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