July 11, 2011

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SUPPLY CHAINS

READY... OR NOT

Fit Check

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DIVE DEEPER INTO TOP-PERFORMING AIRLINES Aviation Week Intelligence Network customers can get deeper data on the analysis that was used in selecting the Top-Performing Airlines (see p. 40), as well as improvements during the past five years, and financial and traffic data on network, niche and regional carriers.
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READY... OR NOT

Surging aircraft orders trigger anxieties about supply chain’s ability to keep up

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Fit Check

All Nippon, Boeing look for bugs in 787’s infrastructure interface

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DEFENSE PROGRAMS

Fixed Ceiling

Below-cost bids like Boeing’s on KC-46A may become firm-price contract norm
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Warrior Way Forward

U.S. Army’s need to continue flying the OH-58D keeps Bell in the running for its replacement

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Friend or Foe?

Vietnam is starting to turn to Western manufacturers for defense equipment

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Work in Progress

The U.K.’s switch to F-35C JSF triggers new concerns

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Decision Time

Fighter competitions in Denmark and Switzerland may gain steam

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Almost There

ZELTWEG, AUSTRIA The Austrian Eurofighter Typhoon fleet is undergoing a major modernization effort to finally bring the aircraft to its full operational capability standard. The nation’s first Typhoon has now been upgraded to the service-release program (SRP) 4.3 standard—the latest level for Tranche 1 Typhoons.

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SPACE

Desert Countdown

The Spaceship Co. gears up for series production of suborbital transport

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