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February 26, 2018

20 TWENTIES

20 TWENTIES TO WATCH

U.S. BUDGET

THE DEFENSE WINNERS

AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

SPACE-BASED ADS-B

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20 TWENTIES

20 TWENTIES TO WATCH

Washington Each year, Aviation Week, in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), identifies and honors 20 university students who are on track to create the future of the industry. With nominations from engineering programs at 35 universities on three continents, a panel of judges from AIAA comprised of hiring managers and academics looked for what sets the mark in a student they would want to hire—a fire for digging deeper and working harder to discover something new and an interest in and concern about the world beyond their studies.

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U.S. BUDGET

THE DEFENSE WINNERS

Washington The era of large defense budgets is back, with the Pentagon unveiling an ambitious spending plan that seeks to pivot from the counterterrorism operations that have shaped the last decade to the great-power conflicts that will define the future.

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AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

SPACE-BASED ADS-B

AIREON EXPECTS NEW SATELLITES WILL BE IN PLACE BY AUGUST ELEVEN ANSPs HAVE SIGNED DATA-SERVICE AGREEMENTS FAA CONSIDERS TRACKING OPTIONS FOR U.S. OCEANIC AIRSPACE

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FIREFIGHTING

FIRES FUEL RENEWAL

CALIFORNIA FIRE DEPARTMENTS BUYING 15 SIKORSKY FIREHAWKS AT MORE THAN $20 MILLION APIECE VIKING OFFERING UPGRADED CL-215 WATERBOMBER AND LOOKING AT RESTARTING CL-415 PRODUCTION FRANCE’S SECURITE CIVIL BUYING MORE Q400-BASED MULTIROLE TANKERS FROM CANADA’S CONAIR

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ROTORCRAFT

SEEKING STABILITY

BELL’S FLY-BY-WIRE 525 EXPECTED TO BE CERTIFIED THIS YEAR PRICE-SENSITIVE MARKET KILLED OFF AIRBUS H120 AND BELL LONGRANGER DURING 2017

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U.S. BUDGET

MDA Advances Missile-Hunting UAV Programs

BOEING, LOCKHEED, GA-ASI VIE FOR LOW-POWER LASER DEMO AWARD U.S. AIR FORCE MQ-9S COULD RAPIDLY BE MODIFIED TO SUPPORT BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE, IF NEEDED

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ROTORCRAFT

THE BIRTH OF URBAN AIR

VOOM ON-DEMAND HELICOPTER SERVICE TO EXPAND INTO SECOND CITY GROUND TESTING UNDERWAY FOR CITYAIRBUS EVTOL DEMONSTRATOR

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FIRST TAKE

Boeing’s 737-9 has gained FAA certification, clearing the way for the second MAX variant to enter commercial service with launch operator Lion Air of Indonesia. Pratt & Whitney is reverting to a previous configuration of a PW1100G high-pressure compressor aft hub knife-edge seal to restart production and fix in-service engines affected by issues with a modified design.
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DEFENSE

EIGHT FOR EIGHT

U.S. AIR FORCE SEEKS OVER $1 BILLION TO BEGIN B-52 PROPULSION UPGRADE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GE AVIATION WEIGHS PASSPORT OR LF34 TURBOFANS FOR B-52 REENGINING

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Asia-Pacific Proves Fertile Ground for New Widebody Versions

SINGAPORE AIRLINES TO LAUNCH FIRST BOEING 787-lOs, AIRBUS A350-900ULRs IN 2018 CATHAY PACIFIC WILL ADD A350-1000s, AS AIRBUS LOOKS FOR MORE SALES

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