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February 2, 2015

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Yes, Vladimir Putin has had a greater effect than any other single individual on the A&D industry in 2014. But this alone should not qualify him for the honor you bestowed on him by naming him person of the year {AW&ST Jan. 15-Feb. 1, cover and p. 36).
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Who's Where

Luc Tytgat has become director of the Strategy and Safety Management Directorate at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Cologne, Germany. He was director of the Pan-European Single Sky Directorate at Eurocontrol. Olivier Ramsayer has been appointed EASA’s resources and support director.
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First Take

The starboard Pratt & Whitney PW1217G geared turbofan on the first Mitsubishi Regional Jet was fired up on Jan 13. Mitsubishi Aircraft aims for a first flight in the second quarter. Three more flight-test aircraft are in final assembly at Nagoya, Japan: Wing-body join is complete on the second and underway on the third, and the fuselage is joined for the fourth.

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DEFENSE

Future Power

Adaptive engine tests pave way for sixth-generation fighters and possible F-35 retrofit

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DEFENSE

CMCS ADVANCE

Los Angeles General Electric has validated the temperature capabilities and durability of lowpressure turbine blades made from lightweight ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) in an F414 turbofan, opening the door for greater use of the advanced material in combat engines for sixth-generation fighters and other applications.

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DEFENSE

The Backup Plan

Senior Pentagon officials consider a future where the F-35's crown jewels are compromised

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SPACE

Two’s Company

Dueling broadband constellations put satellite industry back on the map

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SPACE

Playing the Long Game

Legal settlement offers SpaceX little near-term gain, but it serves the company’s strategic goals

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SPACE

Commercial Crew

Boeing, SpaceX enter final phase for private human flights to ISS

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Fuel’s Gold

Low fuel means bigger profits for airlines, but so far, not bigger plans

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