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June 21, 2016

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Russian Renaissance

MROLinks

New Engines, New Choices

TECHNOLOGY

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Russian Renaissance

Frankfurt, Irkutsk and Los Angeles When Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) launched its new singleaisle aircraft MS-21, its ambitions were clear. The aircraft’s name, Magistralny Samoljot 21 Veka, means “mainline aircraft of the 21st century.”

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New Engines, New Choices

Chicago Two new engine families—the CFM Leap and Pratt & Whitney PW1000—offer new technologies and performance—but basically the same support structures that the industry is used to. However, the tooling for both is unique. 1. Take the Leap

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TECHNOLOGY

Sonic QueSST

Edwards AFB, California Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works is beginning a fastpaced year of preliminary design work on a low-boom demonstrator for NASA that the agency is increasingly optimistic will pave the way for environmentally acceptable supersonic business jets and airliners.

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Rotary Revolutions

Washington Efforts to develop what became the helicopter began long before those that led to the airplane and continued well after the Wright brothers achieved powered, controlled and sustained flight of a fixed-wing aircraft. It would take another three decades to arrive at a practical helicopter, but once developed, the idea was quickly embraced, entering military and commercial service within 10 years.

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Room for One More?

Dublin Conventional wisdom is that consolidation of the U.S. airline industry cannot progress significantly beyond the existence of the four large carriers that now control about 80% of domestic capacity. But some observers argue that another strong player could emerge if certain factors align.

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Pressure Points

Seoul In a market as dynamic as Asia’s, no airline business model can remain static for long. This is certainly true for Korean Air. The carrier has established itself as a major power on key transpacific and North Asian routes, but it is now adapting its strategy to meet competitive threats from new directions.

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