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March 8, 2010

AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Northern Network

Defense

Phantom Rising

AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Going Live

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AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Northern Network

WASHINGTON A major evolution in air traffic control technology is underway in the vast reaches of Canada’s northern airspace. Nav Canada is pioneering the use of satellite-based surveillance on high-altitude and oceanic routes, enhancing ATC coverage for some of North America’s most important international air corridors.

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Defense

Phantom Rising

Boeing aims two new demonstrators at the unmanned air systems market

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AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Going Live

U.S. ADS-B network shifts into operational phase as key sites come on line

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Adaptive Wing

Laminar-flow and morphing-wing tests target performance improvements

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Aerospace Business

Reality Check

Collective bargaining agreements under siege in aerospace

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Defense

Obstructive Behavior

Parliament comes down hard on what it views as obfuscation by the Defense Ministry

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COMMENTARY

MARKET FOCUS

A tumble in the euro triggered by Greece’s debt crisis is providing some much-needed good news to EADS NV as the European aerospace giant braces for another big earnings hit from the troubled A400M military airlifter program. The A400M charge likely will be well in excess of €2 billion ($2.7 billion), adding to €2.4 billion in charges already taken on the project, which is running three years behind schedule.

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CORRESPONDENCE

“Misguided Airline Bailouts” only compares apples to oranges. The fact that all business types are not equal was not addressed. Two factors needed to be recognized. First, Japan Airlines has long been protected from real-world competition by the Japanese government.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Lasers on Lethal

Electric lasers near field trials as Pentagon upgrades test capability

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AEROSPACE BUSINESS

Wake-Up Call

Shift in A&D landscape could cause changes in mindsets, processes and technologies

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