January 14, 2019

PERSON OF THE YEAR

THE TRANSFORMER

COMMERCIAL AVIATION

TECH TOOL KIT

SIMULATION AND TRAINING

Training Ramp-up

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PERSON OF THE YEAR

THE TRANSFORMER

How Dennis Muilenburg is: > RESHAPING THE SUPPLY CHAIN > LEVERAGING COMMERCIAL TO WIN IN DEFENSE > AIMING TO LEAD IN HYPERSONIC AIR TRAVEL

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

TECH TOOL KIT

> 777F USED TO EVALUATE 35 NEW MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES > LATEST ECODEMONSTRATOR WAS FIFTH IN SERIES > OUT OF 112 NEW TECHNOLOGIES TESTED SINCE 2012, 35 HAVE TRANSITIONED TO SERVICE

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SIMULATION AND TRAINING

Training Ramp-up

> AIRLINES, TRAINERS LAUNCH PILOT ACADEMIES > L3 TO OPEN NEW LONDON TRAINING CENTER > SIMULATORS BUILT TO NEW FAA REQUIREMENTS

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Inside MRO

The Strongest Bonds

Brazing is critical as aerospace taps new materials and additive manufacturing

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Inside MRO

Electric Propulsion Primer

As electric propulsion evolves, can engine MROs adapt?

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URBAN AIR MOBILITY

VERTICAL VISION

> BELL NEXUS TARGETED AT MID-2020 SERVICE ENTRY > FIVE-SEAT VEHICLE AIMED AT 150-MI.-RANGE AT 150-MPH CRUISE SPEED > INITIAL VEHICLES WILL BE CAPABLE OF FULLY AUTONOMOUS OPERATION

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Inside MRO

Countdown to 2020

Staggered FAA and EASA due dates help, but not all operators likely to meet ADS-B ‘Out’ deadlines

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Inside MRO

Building Safer Hangars

Special design features help aircraft hangars withstand extreme conditions and provide safer, more comfortable working environments

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DEFENSE

A HYPERSONIC SPUTNIK?

> RUSSIA’S OPERATIONAL MISSILE READY TWO YEARS BEFORE U.S. RESPONSE > PENTAGON FOCUSED ON STRATEGIES TO MASSPRODUCE OFFENSIVE HYPERSONIC MISSILES

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DEFENSE

Protector Progress

> UK MILITARY AVIATION AUTHORITY ISSUES FIRST-EVER TYPE CERTIFICATION BASIS FOR REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT > FIRST PRODUCTION-STANDARD MQ-9B TO ENTER TESTS THIS YEAR

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