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April 20, 2009

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

EMBRAER’S GAMBLE

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Trouble Is Brewing

DEFENSE PLANNING

Bombshells and Duds

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

EMBRAER’S GAMBLE

Embraer's strategy to grow its defense business and reduce a dependence on civil aviation hinges on development of a tanker/transport for Brazil's air force

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Trouble Is Brewing

Embraer's first-quarter backlog shows initial signs of distress

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DEFENSE PLANNING

Bombshells and Duds

ISR plans move forward; Gates raises questions about new bomber

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Training Track

RUCKER, ALA. The U.S. Army is short of meeting its annual requirement to train helicopter pilots by about 300, says Gen. Martin Dempsey, who oversees the service’s Training and Doctrine Command. With high demand for helicopters in Iraq and Afghanistan, this shortage is frustrating commanders abroad who have enough airframes to accomplish their missions, but lack the crews to fly them.

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Training Track

Removing the 'K' From U.K.

RAF works transition to C-1 BOJ from K model for special forces role by end of 2012

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PROPULSION TECHNOLOGY

Friendly Overtures

British green engine effort prepares for first run, but misses out on military involvement

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SPACE

Small Space

Low-fidelity mockups help NASA size lunar-surface crew vehicles

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SPACE

Ultimate Clean

California's PG&E links with startup on 200-megawatt SSP initiative

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SPACE

Thinking Ahead

MUREAUX, FRANCE EADS Astrium officials are urging that Europe begin designing a medium-lift launch vehicle that eventually could replace the Russian-built Soyuz. For at least the near term, Europe’s medium-lift fortunes will continue to ride on the improved Soyuz 2, which should begin operating at year-end from a new €344-million ($454-million) launch pad nearing completion in Kourou, French Guiana.

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AEROSPACE BUSINESS

Relief Request

Clean Sky project and research support worry European industry leaders

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