July 2, 2018

COMMERCIAL AVIATION

MAX Effect

FEATURES

BEYOND SUPERSONIC

INTERVIEW

Why Boeing's Defense Chief Is Smiling

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

MAX Effect

> OPERATORS HIGHLIGHT RELIABILITY AND FUEL-BURN IMPROVEMENTS > NORWEGIAN GROWS TRANSATLANTIC NETWORK USING THE MAX > DELIVERIES ARE CHALLENGING BUT LARGELY ON TIME

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FEATURES

BEYOND SUPERSONIC

> CONCEPT COULD BE TESTED IN DEMONSTRATOR FORM BY MID-2020s > TARGETED AT TRANSATLANTIC/PACIFIC RANGES AT MACH 5,95,000-FT. CRUISE ALTITUDE

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INTERVIEW

Why Boeing's Defense Chief Is Smiling

Leeanne Caret finally has nailed down a KC-46 delivery date, fighter production lines have been revived, and she is positioning to establish several new franchise business lines. She met recently with Aviation Week editors for a wide-ranging interview.
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UNMANNED AVIATION

NASA'S USA PUSH

> NEXT PHASE WILL TEST COMPACT AIRTO-AIR RADAR IN A MUCH SMALLER UAS > IKHANA FLEW ALONE IN CONTROLLED AIRSPACE USING DAA SYSTEM

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DEFENSE

INTO THE NEXT 100 YEARS

>OPEN-SYSTEM ARCHITECTURES, LOW-COST DRONES AT HEART OF UK FUTURE COMBAT-AIRCRAFT PLANS > TRIALS HAVE PROVEN DATA-LINK CAPABILITY BETWEEN F-35 AND TYPHOON

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FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW PREVIEW

Britain's BREXIT Showcase

> COMBAT AIR STRATEGY COULD PROVIDE CLUES TO THE FUTURE OF UK AIRPOWER > SUBDUED RUSSIAN ATTENDANCE LIKELY DUE TO LOW EBB IN UK RELATIONS

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SPACE

How Soon Could the U.S. Create a Space Force?

> FORCE’S ORGANIZATION REMAINS TO BE DETERMINED > MILITARY NEEDS TO AGREE ON SPACE POWER THEORY AND DEMO DIRECT COMBAT EFFECTS, RETIRED GENERAL SAYS

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SPACE

Unifying Interests

> TRUMP SIGNS THIRD POLICY DIRECTIVE, STRESSING PARTNERSHIPS AND U.S. LEADERSHIP

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UNMANNED AVIATION

Liquid Piston's Rotary Engine Has Potential To Boost UAS, Spur eVTOLs

> ENGINE SETS RECORD FOR COMPRESSION RATIO IN A ROTARY ENGINE > PROMISES HIGHER EFFICIENCY THAN DIESEL AT MUCH SMALLER SIZE

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DEFENSE

Laser Dazzling of U.S. Military Pilots Spreads to Pacific

> LASERS HAVE BEEN POINTED AT U.S. AIRCRAFT MORE THAN 20 TIMES NEAR THE EAST CHINA SEA > CENTRAL COMMAND VIEWS INCIDENTS AS A ‘NUISANCE TACTIC’

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