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September 26, 2016

DEFENSE

Boeing’s T-X Moment

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Alternative Blend

LOW-COST CARRIERS

Barriers to Entry

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Boeing’s T-X Moment

St. Louis As production of Boeing’s venerated F-15 and F/A-18 fighters winds down, the company is struggling to stay in the tactical aircraft business beyond this decade. So it is taking no chances in the U.S. Air Force’s T-X advanced trainer competition, which may offer St. Louis a lifeline.

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Alternative Blend

Washington NASA’S research contracts with Boeing have been called government handouts for the last U.S. manufacturer of large commercial aircraft. But as the agency seeks ideas for new X-plane flight demonstrators, it is casting the net more widely.

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Beijing and Melbourne, Australia "Come to China, make lots of money—and tell us how you do it.” Although never stated quite so baldly, this is the typical invitation extended to foreign companies who possess certain expertise China lacks.

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Baltic Boundaries

Malmen Air Base, Sweden Militaries around the Baltic are reconsidering defense plans, with years of defense cuts being reversed as they ponder how to counter and deter a more powerful, capable Russian armed force equipped with advanced fighters, standoff weapons and advanced long-range groundbased air defenses.

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