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September 12, 2016

SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM

Eye on the Ball

First Take

DEFENSE

Anatolian Dilemmas

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SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM

Eye on the Ball

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First Take

China is developing a new longrange bomber, an air force commander confirms. Details are scarce, but the aircraft’s range is likely to exceed that of the H-6K’s 6,000 km (3,700 mi.) for combat missions (page 24). Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) flew its Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) for the first time on Sept. 6, in Bengalaru.
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DEFENSE

Anatolian Dilemmas

London The Turkish air force is engaged in an uphill struggle to rebuild following the July 15 failed coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Hundreds of air force officers were detained or purged from the ranks over their apparent role in the putsch, allegedly led by former air force commander Gen. Akin Ozturk and spearheaded from Akinci air base near Ankara.

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SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM

Flight Hardware

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LOW-COST CARRIERS

Times of Change

San Francisco Almost since Herb Kelleher and Rollin King sketched out an idea for a different type of carrier more than 40 years ago, Southwest Airlines has been known for its cheerful employees. Tales of pilots and even secretaries cashing in Southwest stock options to become millionaires are as common as photos from the company’s spirited Halloween celebrations that decorate the halls of its headquarters at Love Field in Dallas.

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Flying Start

Los Angeles In the world of new small airliners where extended development programs have become the norm, the Embraer E190-E2 flight-test effort stands out from the crowd for not only sticking to schedule but also proving design maturity early in the program.

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