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December 6, 2010

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THE INSIDE TRACK

Flowing Supplies... and Talent

SINGLE-AISLE STRATEGY

LEAP of FAITH

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I read with great interest the articles in the “Future Cockpits” feature concerning all the new auto-systems— PBN, EVS, SVS, 4D-TBO—that await us (AW&ST Oct. 25, pp. 44-55). However, I noted a lack of discussion of failure modes of these systems or of crew training requirements to handle these failures.
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THE INSIDE TRACK

Flowing Supplies... and Talent

As budgets tighten, executives mull ways to cut costs and boost efficiency

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SINGLE-AISLE STRATEGY

LEAP of FAITH

CSeries killer or not, Airbus launches A320NEO but keeps an eye on what is next

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PROPULSION

Power Struggle

Rolls-Royce rejects A320NEO move and could face GE threat on A350

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SINGLE-AISLE STRATEGY

More Trent 900 Checks

AUCKLAND Australian safety regulators say operators of Airbus A380s powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines should conduct a fresh round of powerplant inspections due to the discovery of a potential flaw in an oil feed pipe. The latest recommendation was prompted by new findings during the examination of the Trent 900 that suffered an uncontained failure during a Qantas flight from Singapore on Nov. 4.

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JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER

Final Stretch

Alternate JSF engine test rate picks up, but program destiny remains uncertain

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JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER

Price Pressure

Pentagon pushes F-35 contractors to lower prices faster

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DEFENSE

Specialized Spartans

GENOA The Italian air force is readying its C-27J Spartan tactical airlifter for war duty with upgrades aimed at protecting ground troops from improvised explosive devices (lEDs). The expansion into the counter-IED role is initially intended to aid Italian forces in western Afghanistan, but other regions eventually will be included, Italian military officials say.

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DEFENSE

Darkness, Not Death

Directed-energy weapons aim more at upset than destruction

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DEFENSE

Asian Tiger

Indonesian defense minister outlines plans to renew the country's fleet

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