December 23, 2013

COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

Site Saga

SPACE

Next, Sample-Return

COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

Rewarding Risk

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COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

Site Saga

Brinkmanship on both sides dims hopes for Everett 777X assembly as Boeing spreads south

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SPACE

Next, Sample-Return

After Chang’e 3, another probe will help prepare for a 2017 mission to return Moon rocks to Earth

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COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

Rewarding Risk

Conservative AerCap sees ILFC as too good to pass up

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AIRPORTS

Crunch Time

Heathrow and Gatwick are short-listed for expansion, but which will benefit first?

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COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

Performance Push

Boeing eyes further payload increases and weight cuts as 747-8 engine upgrade debuts

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DEFENSE

Locked on Target

Gripen’s future is looking bright

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DEFENSE

Beam Power

More powerful, efficient lasers make mobile defenses against rockets and mortars feasible

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THE JUDGES

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Viewpoint

Paying for Safer Pilots

In 2009, Colgan Air 3407 crashed while landing at Buffalo, N.Y., killing all 49 people on board. An investigation determined that leading up to the crash, pilot performance was likely impaired by fatigue: a finding that came as no surprise to safety advocates who had long recognized its dangers.

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THE WINNERS

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