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October 3, 2011

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Energy Equation

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For the complete current issue, archives and more, go to: AviationWeek.com/awst Free to subscribers. ^ BOOTS ON THE GROUND China is eager to prove its growing military is only defensive and that the West should be willing to sell the nation certain technologies.
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Energy Equation

Energy Equation

Energy efficiency set to become a design requirement for future weapon systems

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French political spotlight falls on Air France-KLM’s Airbus/Boeing split order

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ALLIANCE ADJUSTMENT

ALLIANCE ADJUSTMENT

A Chilean court’s demand that LAN Airlines and Grupo TAM sacrifice one of their alliance memberships to proceed with their merger is a fitting milestone for what appears to be the end of an era for the global airline groups. Now into their second decade, the three alliances—Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star—are powerhouses that helped their members move beyond the limitations of bilateral partnerships.

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Daily Emissions Price Assessments

European Union emission allowance (EUA) prices fell back in September amid macroeconomic jitters after rallying through the second half of August. A nervous mood has persisted in the carbon market as EU leaders struggle to find a meaningful solution to the Greek debt problem, which has cast a dark shadow over European stock and commodity markets this year.
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Age of Aquarius

Age of Aquarius

New clues to global water interaction emerge

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Firing Rockets

Firing Rockets

COMMENTARY California super-entrepreneur Elon Musk of PayPal, Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies fame is no naif when it comes to the ways of Washington. Wielding one of the bigger megaphones in town—a luncheon address at the National Press Club—he used the opportunity last week to zing a rhetorical missile at the military-industrial complex.

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MTU, Avio to assist in developing Chinese commercial turbofan

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Delivery and Ramp-Up

EVERETT, WASH. With All Nippon Airways (ANA) in possession of the first 787-8, Boeing is upbeat about taking the first steps in its next big challenge— a production ramp-up—but hesitates about when the industry’s first composite jet will begin to pay off.

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Flight control system on 787 boosts designers’ flexibility

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