December 1, 2014

Letter From The President

Now It’s Easy To ‘Step Inside’

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PROPULSION

Splitting Up

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Letter From The President

Now It’s Easy To ‘Step Inside’

For the past year, we have been asking you, our readers, how Aviation Week & Space Technology can serve you even better. You had a lot to say! First of all, you are busy! The industry is moving fast, the technology is complex and getting more so, and the market is hypercompetitive.
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The loss of the Orbital Antares launch vehicle and of SpaceShipTwo in the course of less than a week is certainly proof that spaceflight is complex and dangerous. New entrants into the spaceflight industry are destined to suffer “infant mortality”-related failures and it is time to bring the issue out of the closet.
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PROPULSION

Splitting Up

China will form an aero-engine organization independent of its airframe sector

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Leasing Learners

LCCs seek new ways to finance and leverage growing fleets

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cautious Expansion

Asian carriers recalibrate their growth plans, to jump-start sluggish profits

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Raising Revenue

To improve its bottom line, JetBlue will add 15 seats to Airbus A320s

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DEFENSE

Slowing Down

Israeli committee rejects increase in F-35 buy

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DEFENSE

Early Warnings

Funding shortfall is reducing key NATO surveillance fleet

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ENGINEERING

Electric Startup

Unique NASA low-cost testbed for distributed electric propulsion is powered

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Low-Cost Opportunity

Can Vietnam’s Vietjet Air maintain the momentum it has seen over its first three years?

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