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September 14, 2009

AERIAL REFUELING

Running On Fumes

DEFENSE

Fixed Risk?

NETWORK WARFARE

Cyberwar Is Official

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AERIAL REFUELING

Running On Fumes

KC-135 annual maintenance cost to triple in next decade as KC-X replacement plan remains uncertain

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DEFENSE

Fixed Risk?

Pentagon reinvigorates fixed-price development strategy, starting with SDB II

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NETWORK WARFARE

Cyberwar Is Official

Network attack, digital time bombs and information exploitation are now combat standards

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AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT

Trading Futures

The delicate balance of retaining government support will be one challenge in the aftermath of the Airbus-Boeing WTO subsidy battle

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AIR TRANSPORT

Market Logic

Ukrainian airlines will likely integrate to remain competitive in changing climate

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AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT

NOSING AHEAD

Construction of the C919 begins as Comac pushes for 2016 service entry

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SPACE

Augustine Aftermath

Congress weighs in with hearings on U.S. human spaceflight plans

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AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT

Cheaper by Design

China's new airliner strives for A320's dimensions, and advancement of narrow-body technology

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COMMENTARY

MARKET FOCUS

A mid-year update of AVIATION WEEK’S Top-Performing Companies (TPC) rankings confirms the global economic downturn is impacting the aerospace and defense industry’s operating results—and its profits. Of 41 publicly traded companies with revenue of at least $1 billion, all but eight saw their TPC scores decline during the first six months of 2009, extending a slide that began in the second half of 2008.

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DEFENSE

Moving Target

New schedules near for U.S. Navy SM-2, U.S.-German-Italian Meads programs

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