March 26, 2018

COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Boeing Begins 777 EcoDemonstrator Tests

PROPULSION

GE Sees Catalyst as Engine for Change in Turbo Push

UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

IDENTIFYING THE THREAT

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Boeing Begins 777 EcoDemonstrator Tests

Testing of a raft of new flight deck systems, alternative fuels, materials and a shorter thrust reverser has begun in Seattle on a modified Boeing 777-200F as part of the company’s ongoing EcoDemonstrator program.

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PROPULSION

GE Sees Catalyst as Engine for Change in Turbo Push

> ATP REBRANDED AS CATALYST > CERTIFICATION TESTS START IN 2018, FLIGHT TESTS ON CESSNA DENALI IN 2019

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UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

IDENTIFYING THE THREAT

> REMOTE ID KEY TO ENABLING FLIGHT OVER PEOPLE AND BEYOND LINE OF SIGHT > FAA PLANS PERFORMANCE-BASED RULE ENABLING FLEXIBILITY IN COMPLIANCE

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INTERVIEW

Ramping Rates

Tom Gentile, president and CEO of aerostructures supplier Spirit AeroSystems, sat down at the company’s headquarters in Wichita for a wide-ranging interview with Aviation Week Editor-in-Chief Joe Anselmo, Senior Business Editor Michael Bruno and Molly McMillin, managing editor of the Aviation Week Network’s The Weekly of Business Aviation AW&ST: We hear a lot of squealing in the supply chain — suppliers who say they can’t make a profit anymore because of demands for price cuts from above.
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SPACE

China's RapidResponse Rocket Is Prominent in 2018 Program

> LONG MARCHES 5B AND 8 SLIP ABOUT A YEAR > RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENTS FOR LONG MARCH 7

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UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

As Counter-UAS Gains Ground, Swarm Threat Looms

> GUN-STYLE JAMMERS ARE INCREASINGLY BEING DEPLOYED TO COUNTER SINGLE DRONES > EMERGING DRONE SWARMS WILL CHALLENGE COUNTER-UAS TECHNOLOGIES

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DEFENSE

STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE

> KC-390 DEVELOPMENT IS MORE THAN 95% COMPLETE; PROTOTYPES HAVE FLOWN 1,600 FLIGHT HOURS > FIRST EXPORT CONTRACT WITH PORTUGAL EXPECTED TO BE SIGNED SOON

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SPACE

Scrambling for High Ground

> MELDING WITH 5G, TERRESTRIAL SYSTEMS ARE ON THE HORIZON > COMPANIES EXPERIMENT WITH NEW BUSINESS STRUCTURES AND PARTNERSHIPS

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Brexit Progress Still Leaves Questions for Airlines

> ACI-EUROPE: EU’S DRAFT BREXIT GUIDES ‘WELCOME’ FOR AVIATION > IAG CEO IS NOT CONCERNED BY U.S./UK BILATERAL AGREEMENT

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DEFENSE

SPEED OF LIGHT

> U.S. AIR FORCE SAYS LIGHT ATTACK ALIGNS DIRECTLY WITH NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY SERVICE IS WORKING TO FINALIZE AN ACQUISITION STRATEGY

MARCH 12-252018 APRIL 9-222018