August 20, 2018

ELECTRIC PROPULSION

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URBAN AIR MOBILITY

URBAN EXPANSION

InsideMRO Materials

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ELECTRIC PROPULSION

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> HYBRID-ELECTRIC PROPULSION LOOKS VIABLE IN REGIONAL MARKET > MEGAWATT-CLASS ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY COULD HAVE WIDER USE > ELECTRIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT ALL CLASSES OF AIRCRAFT

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URBAN AIR MOBILITY

URBAN EXPANSION

> FLIGHT TESTS SHOW PROMISE OF eVTOL VEHICLES > NOISE A SIGNIFICANT HURDLE TO PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE > CERTIFICATION A CHALLENGE, BUT PATHWAY EMERGING

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InsideMRO Materials

Plastic Fantastic

Larger, more complex composite parts offer performance gains but complicate maintenance

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LOW-COST CARRIERS

IN FOR THE LONG HAUL

> ASIAN LONG-HAUL LCCS ARE WELL-ESTABLISHED; OTHER REGIONS ARE CATCHING UP > DOUBTS REMAIN OVER NORWEGIAN’S AMBITIOUS GROWTH PLANS > DEMAND FOR LONG-HAUL LCCs IS DRIVEN BY GROWTH IN LEISURE TRAVEL

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InsideMRO Avionics

Avionics Actions

Multiple players are optimizing opportunities with used serviceable parts

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BUSINESS

Optimism in A&D M&A Abounds

> M&A DEAL-MAKING TO STAY ELEVATED FOR UP TO TWO MORE YEARS > VALUATIONS, NUMBER OF TARGETS AND NUMBER OF BUYERS ALL RISING

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InsideMRO Engineered

Coating Considerations

From temperature extremes to UV exposure, paints have a tough job inside and outside the aircraft

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SPACE

NEW SPACE’S NEW SPACE

> SPACE STARTUPS ATTRACTING $2-3 BILLION PER YEAR IN VENTURE CAPITAL > RBC SIGNALS AND LEOLABS EYE GROWING SMALLSAT COMMUNITY

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TECHNOLOGY

Record Flight Showcases Zephyr Pseudosatellite Capabilities

> LATEST SOLAR-POWERED ZEPHYR BEATS OWN RECORDS ON MAIDEN FLIGHT > NEXT MILESTONE FOR AIRBUS WILL BE MULTIAIRCRAFT FLIGHTS IN AUSTRALIA

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Ryanair in Balancing Act of Labor Peace Vs. Costs

> MORE STRIKES COULD DISRUPT PEAK-SEASON OPERATIONS > BUSINESS MODEL ALSO HINGES ON HIGH DEGREE OF FLEXIBILITY, WHICH LABOR REJECTS

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