November 12, 2018

COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Asian Airlines Eye Widebody Replacement

URBAN AIR MOBILITY

GRAND GOALS

DEFENSE

Expanding Threats Shape USAF Future Mobility Fleet

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Asian Airlines Eye Widebody Replacement

> THAI AIRWAYS AND MALAYSIA AIRLINES SEEK APPROVAL FOR ORDERS > KOREAN AIR NEEDS MORE WIDEBODIES AND ASSESSES ALTERNATIVES

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URBAN AIR MOBILITY

GRAND GOALS

> INITIAL GRAND CHALLENGE GC-1 PHASE IN 2020, WITH MORE COMPLEX GC-2 IN 2021 > EARLY TESTS WILL EVALUATE UAM AIRCRAFT AND SYSTEMS THROUGH VARYING SCENARIOS

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DEFENSE

Expanding Threats Shape USAF Future Mobility Fleet

> AIR FORCE IS WORKING ON KC-46A SUCCESSOR > ARMY SPECS FOR NEXT-GENERATION COMBAT VEHICLE COULD DRIVE NEW AIRLIFTER REQUIREMENT

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JAPANESE AEROSPACE

JAXA Pilots Japan's Future in Aviation

> ENGINE RESEARCH TO EXPAND INTO CORE TECHNOLOGIES > ELECTRIFICATION CONSORTIUM TARGETS NEAR-TERM USE

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

U.S. Airline Fleet Renewals Allow Focus on Premium Traffic

> ‘BIG THREE’ CARRIERS NOTE REVENUE BENEFITS OF NEW AIRCRAFT > ONGOING FLEET UPGRADES WILL STRETCH INTO THE MID-2020s

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DEFENSE

STAYING ALIVE

> U.S. AIR FORCE KC-135S TO RECEIVE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS UPGRADE DEVELOPED FOR C-130H > DIGITAL RADAR WARNING RECEIVERS, JAMMERS AND HELMET-MOUNTED DISPLAYS ON UPGRADE ROAD MAP > AIR MOBILITY COMMAND SEEKS SIMILAR PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE-DUTY KC-135 FLEET

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ZHUHAI AIRSHOW

NEVER-ENDING

> CASC LIFTS THE CURTAIN ON YET MORE LAUNCHERS

> ONE COULD SEND 25 METRIC TONS TO THE MOON

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PROPULSION

Trent 7000 Delays Contribute to Rolls-Royce 'Perfect Storm'

> ROLLS WILL DELIVER 500 LARGE CIVIL ENGINES THIS YEAR, 50 SHORT OF TARGET > THE TRENT 7000-POWERED A330NEO WILL BE MOST AFFECTED

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SPACE

FLIGHT-READY

> TWO-STAGE LAUNCHERONE PASSES FIT CHECK WITH 747 CARRIER AIRCRAFT > CAPTIVE-CARRY FLIGHT TESTS WILL INCLUDE FULL STALLS WITH ROCKET ATTACHED

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Avic's J-31 Fighter Is a Winner After All

> CHINA’S NAVY AND AIR FORCE ARE GETTING A NEW COMBAT AIRCRAFT > TECHNOLOGY IS AVAILABLE FOR UPGRADING CURRENT TYPES

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