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June 17, 2013

SUPPLY CHAIN

Seeking Equilibrium

SUPPLY CHAIN

SUPPLIER WOES

PROPULSION

Almost Friendless

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Seeking Equilibrium

Under constant cost pressure, Spirit examines its own supply chain

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SUPPLY CHAIN

SUPPLIER WOES

Frankfurt Spirit AeroSystems is not the only major supplier spun off from a major aircraft manufacturer to be in trouble. EADS subsidiary Premium Aerotec is replacing most of its executive board as the company struggles with inefficiencies in the ramp-up of key programs, particularly the Airbus A350.

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PROPULSION

Almost Friendless

China’s aspiring commercial engine maker struggles to gain international cooperation

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PROPULSION

Trent Time

Rolls-Royce clinches key 787-10X win as engine testing nears for 787-9 stretch

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DEFENSE

New Lease on Life

Air Force assessing whether Global Hawk Block 40 can support war ops

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DEFENSE

No Time for Delay

Troubled procurements reduce public confidence in Canada’s defense ministry

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FACE TO FACE

Balancing Act

AW&ST: What changes do you anticipate to the LPM? Collet-Billon: Budget constraint was a major driver of the new White Book on defense and national security, and for the subsequent LPM. Because we intend to maintain critical skills and a high level of competence in our industrial sectors, as well as our nuclear deterrence, we have to be clever.
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ROTORCRAFT

What Next?

Weighing the commercial market viability of Eurocopter’s high-speed X3

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SPACE

Experiment No More

Shenzhou is now fully developed, bringing stability to China’s manned space program

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SPACE

Road to Liftoff

With a clear path to certification, SpaceX eyes duel with ULA in 2015

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