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July 8, 2014

PARTS

Greater Expectations

FACE TO FACE

Prospering in Tough Times

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Electrifying Aviation

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PARTS

Greater Expectations

Independents, OEMs grapple to meet operators’ spare parts demands

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FACE TO FACE

Prospering in Tough Times

AW&ST: What are some of the most profound lessons for Lockheed Martin emerging from the F-35 experience? Hewson: This is a brand-new program that brings with it a lot of complexity—uniqueness in development, the program itself and the capability, coupled with three joint services and eight international partners.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Electrifying Aviation

Light aircraft are early targets for the efficiency and safety benefits touted for electric propulsion

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EASTERN EUROPE MILITARY MODERNIZATION

On Guard

Tensions with Russia spur new defense investments in Europe

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EUROPEAN FIGHTER UPGRADES

Typhoon Rising

U.K. sets course for Typhoon ground-attack capability

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PARTS

Demand Forecasting

How to get the right parts at the right time to the right place

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EUROPEAN FIGHTER UPGRADES

Choose Your Weapon

Fighters rearm for the 2020s and beyond

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EUROPEAN FIGHTER UPGRADES

Spectral Feast

Europe revamps fighter systems and sensors

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AIR TRANSPORT

Life Extension

Boeing hopes further improvements will make the 747-8 more attractive for passenger airlines

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MRO LINKS

The Life Cycle of Aircraft Parts

Chicago From conception to creation to distribution, an aircraft part comes to fruition thanks to many different products and companies. With the development of engineering technology and additive manufacturing, the aircraft part life cycle is evolving continually to make it more efficient and cheaper to obtain the items needed to keep an airplane flying.

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