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April 25, 2016

BUSINESS AVIATION

Signs of Recovery

COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Work in Progress

In Orbit

Joining the Club

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Signs of Recovery

Shanghai Amid the gloom of China’s business aircraft market, a few rays of sunshine are peeking through. Fleet growth in what was once the manufacturers’ great hope has slowed to a crawl and is predicted to drop even further this year. But there are sporadic early indicators of a turnaround.

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Work in Progress

Los Angeles Facing production and development challenges on its geared turbofan (GTF) family, Pratt & Whitney expects that thanks to extra manufacturing capacity, supply chain improvements and completion of engine upgrades, pressure on the program will ease up considerably as of the third quarter of the year, says President Bob Leduc.

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The Space Foundation, which puts on the annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, and the Secure World Foundation have joined forces to help nations in Latin America find their way into space. Just as the private sector is discovering more commercial opportunities in orbit (see page 34), the realization is growing among some leaders in South and Central America that there are practical reasons for devoting money and talent to domestic space programs.

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100 YEARS OF AVIATION WEEK

Naming of Parts

From the 32,000-lb. Global Hawk down to consumer products and the 0.5-oz. Black Hornet Nano, every unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is an integrated assembly of subsystems that define what it can do, where it can be used and what it costs. All of them, unlike people, are widely scalable and can function for as long as they have energy.
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