October 12, 2009

MILITARY AIRCRAFT UPDATE

New World for Fighter Aircraft

Air Transport

WAKE-UP CALL

CHINESE SPACE

Playing Catch-up

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MILITARY AIRCRAFT UPDATE

New World for Fighter Aircraft

MILITARY AIRCRAFT UPDATE
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Air Transport

WAKE-UP CALL

Lufthansa walks a financial tightrope as it tries to consolidate airlines in Europe

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CHINESE SPACE

Playing Catch-up

China's human-spaceflight program advancing under ambitious plan

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WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

Under the Radar

U.S. Army's Task Force ODIN spreads surveillance blanket in Afghanistan

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Air Transport

NextGen Reloaded

Focus shifts to industry priorities, as airlines stress importance of government commitment

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Defense

Now or Never for J-Stars?

As Air Force dithers, the Army wants more aircraft in combat

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SPACE

Final Edit

Augustine panel debates vehicle safety in scoring human-spaceflight options

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Air Transport

Dawdling Derivative

Ongoing assembly troubles knock 747-8 first flight and delivery further off schedule

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COMMENTARY

MARKET FOCUS

There are a lot of new faces at the top of the aerospace and defense industry, with a half-dozen CEOs named recently and a seventh appointment imminent. The new class of leaders includes Wes Bush of Northrop Grumman Corp., Scott Donnelly of Textron Inc., Jay Johnson of General Dynamics Corp., Tim Mahoney of Honeywell International Inc.’s aerospace unit and Dennis Muilenburg of Boeing Co.’s Integrated Defense Systems.

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CHINESE SPACE

Astronaut Training

China's cadre of astronauts is slowly mastering the basics

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