June 22, 2009

AIR TRANSPORT

Consistent Strategy

AVIONICS

Smart and Stable

PARIS 2009

Rotorcraft Realignment

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AIR TRANSPORT

Consistent Strategy

GE stresses long-term contracts to engage customers for better engine performance

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AVIONICS

Smart and Stable

Honeywell looks to improve terminal area safety through stabilized approach monitoring

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PARIS 2009

Rotorcraft Realignment

Steep commercial downturn and lack of new military programs threaten rotorcraft industry's new-found health

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PARIS 2009

CHAIN REACTION

Airbus and Boeing worry nervous suppliers may cut output, jeopardizing future deliveries

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COMMENTARY

MARKET FOCUS

A longtime goal of EADS NV CEO Louis Gallois has been to lessen the company's reliance on Airbus by expanding its defense business. While he has made progress—more than one-third of the European aerospace giant’s earnings before interest and taxes came from outside Airbus last year—Gallois wants EADS to be more like chief rival Boeing Co., which is able to rely on its military unit for more than 50% of revenues when the commercial aircraft industry hits hard times.

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SPACE

Station-Keeping

Review panel gets an earful on funding and feeding the ISS

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PARIS 2009

Muddled Multi-tasking

Global Hawk gets some heat for schedule, as Defense Dept. keeps adding payloads

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DEFENSE

Scouting Ahead

With Fire Scouts already being designed for the Navy and Army, Northrop turns to Marine Corps needs

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PARIS 2009

Market Machinations

Boeing creates unmanned aircraft division, joining rush to serve rapidly growing sector

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PARIS 2009

Cool But Combustible

USAF tanker teams attempt fresh approach to hotly contested battle for refueler work

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