October 15, 2018

PROPULSION

SUPER-SIZED

AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

ADS-B Network Promises Major Benefits for New Zealand Aviation

HYPERSONICS

FAST FAMILY

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PROPULSION

SUPER-SIZED

> FIRST COMPLIANCE ENGINES FOR INITIAL 777-9 FLIGHT-TEST AIRCRAFT ARE IN ASSEMBLY > CMC RAMP-UP IS KEY ELEMENT OF PRODUCTION READINESS FOR GE9X

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AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

ADS-B Network Promises Major Benefits for New Zealand Aviation

> EQUIPAGE MANDATES ARE SET FOR END OF 2018 AND 2021 > GREATER SURVEILLANCE COVERAGE WILL BOOST SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY

2021
HYPERSONICS

FAST FAMILY

> LOCKHEED TO START ON DARPA TACTICAL BOOST-GLIDE FLIGHT-TEST ARTICLE BY YEAR-END > SANDIA TO BUILD COMMON BOOST-GLIDE VEHICLE FOR ALL THREE U.S. SERVICES > BASELINE CONCEPT DERIVED FROM 1980s-ERA SWERVE EXPERIMENT

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DEFENSE

RUSSIAN REVIVAL

> IN SEPTEMBER, A MIG-31 NUMBERED ‘81’ FLEW FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH A LARGE MISSILE ON ITS CENTER PYLON > AN AIR-LAUNCHED ANTI-SATELLITE SYSTEM HAS THE ADVANTAGE OF EXTENDED RANGE

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URBAN AIR MOBILITY

VTOL Startup Takes Scheduled-Airline Approach to Short-Haul Market

> TURBINE TILTWING VTOL OFFERS DOOR-TO-DOOR SPEED > DESIGNED FROM OUTSET AROUND SCHEDULED SERVICES

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DEFENSE

SPECIAL DELIVERERY

>GULFSTREAM AND BOMBARDIER DERIVATIVES FACE NEW OPERATIONAL THREATS AFTER MID-2020s >U.S., GLOBAL MILITARIES STILL TAKING DELIVERIES OF NEW BUSINESS JETS >INDUSTRY PREPARES FOR LONGTERM TRANSITION TO ADVANCED SPECIALMISSION PLATFORM

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PROPULSION

Freighter Growth and Possible An-124 Reengining Boost CF6 Prospects

>NEW ENGINE DELIVERIES BOOKED THROUGH MID-2020s >CF6-80C2 PRODUCTION INCREASING TO MATCH RISING 767-300F ASSEMBLY PLANS

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SPACE

Chinese Launcher Company Targets Reusability

> HORIZONTAL TO FOLLOW VERTICAL RECOVERY > PRODUCTION CAPACITY WILL BE 15-20 LAUNCHERS A YEAR

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DEFENSE

Armed Scout Becomes Vanguard of U.S. Army Rotary Renewal

> FARA TO FLY IN 2022, COULD ENTER SERVICE BY 2028 > SIKORSKY TO OFFER COAXIAL COMPOUND S-97 RAIDER

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DEFENSE

UK Looks to Wedgetail for E-3D Replacement

> BRITAIN CURRENTLY OPERATES SIX E-3D SENTRYS, BUT FLEET AVAILABILITY IS POOR > A UK PROCUREMENT OF A BOEING-MADE PLATFORM REMAINS CONTROVERSIAL AFTER BOMBARDIER DEBACLE

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