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Tianjin Tempo

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On Offense

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Tianjin Tempo

Beijing and Tianjin, China Final assembly accounts for about 5% of the value of building an airliner and maybe 95% of the prestige, as Airbus well knew when it agreed in 2006 to build a final assembly line for the A320 family in Tianjin. Strong orders for its narrowbody aircraft from an appreciative China duly followed.

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TECHNOLOGY

Vertical Vision

Washington Combining vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) with fast forward flight is challenging. Dozens of concepts have flown over the decades, but only a handful have entered service. Now another call to deliver both hover and speed has prompted an unconventional answer.

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The Next Challenge for Alliances

Emirates' partnership with Qantas; Etihad Airways' equity ties across two of the legacy alliance groups; joint ventures; the advent of the next generation of long-haul, low-cost carriers (LCC): These are just a few of the many issues that have led some observers to conclude the era of the three global alliances—Star, SkyTeam and Oneworld—is over.

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DEFENSE

Not So Fast

Beijing Growth in Chinese military spending will fall markedly below economic expansion this year, official figures suggest, while the country separately undertakes reforms to its forces intended to overcome some of their most deep-seated problems.

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Lifting the Veil

Kent, Washington Jeff Bezos, billionaire founder of Amazon and his space-hardware sideline Blue Origin, wants humans to go to space in a big way, turning Earth into a residential planet and moving heavy industry beyond the atmosphere it is polluting.

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Route Awakening

San Francisco That U.S. carriers are interested in flying to Cuba is an understatement—applications for routes have far exceeded slots made available by the bilateral air service agreement the countries formally signed in February. The reasons appear to be more strategic than meeting a short-term requirement.

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