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September 12, 2011

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For the complete current issue, archives and more, go to: AviationWeek.com/awst Free to subscribers. UNMANNED RESUPPLY Our Ares blog features video of the Lockheed Martin/Kaman K-Max unmanned cargo helicopter. Senior Technology Editor Graham Warwick on Sept.
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Helicopter Battle The long-standing rivalry between Russia’s two new combat helicopters— the Mil Mi-28 and Kamov Ka-52—for dominance of the domestic market continues. Russian Helicopters, the holding company overseeing both manufacturers, says it has signed a contract with the defense ministry for delivery of “more than 140” Ka-52s for the air force.
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AIR TRANSPORT

New Call for Safety The Sept. 7 crash of a Yakovlev Yak-42 taking off from the Yaroslavl airport in Russia has once more ignited high-level calls there to phase out old aircraft and reduce the number of operators in the country to improve safety.
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SPACE

Cleared For ISS Flight Orbital Sciences Corp. has a license from the FAA to launch a Taurus II rocket from Wallops Island, Va., carrying a Cygnus cargo carrier on its first mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The flight, tentatively scheduled for February, will mark Orbital’s demonstration-flight milestone under NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services seed-money effort.
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BUSINESS AVIATION

Gulfstream Maps Climate A Gulfstream V owned by the U.S. National Science Foundation and operated by the Boulder, Colo.-based National Atmospheric Research Center has completed a three-year, pole-to-pole project to gather data to generate the first detailed map of the global distribution of greenhouse gases.
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MAINTENANCE

Tripling Turnover Dublin Aerospace hopes to sign a couple of multimillion-euro contracts soon that will help it triple its turnover this year over last, says Frank Burke, head of sales. The two-yearold company just signed an auxiliary power unit (APU) overhaul contract with Danish carrier Jet Time valued “in the low-million” euro range, he says.
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THE INSIDE TRACK

Going in Circles

In Houston, a specialist in jet fuel purification cleans up factory tractors

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FANNY I BLES

C919’s schedule falls hostage to the ARJ21’s problems

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MAX Market

Airlines continue to defy recession as they shop for reengined single-aisles

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MAX Impact

First details of new 737 family emerge, but much still needs to be defined

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