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June 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Iowa Farmer Today

Aviation biofuel takes flight

After years of research, biofuels in the aviation industry are almost ready for take off. See more

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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The Engineer

Nine things we learned at The Engineer conference 2014

From curious technical challenges to the mega-trends shaping industry's future, delegates to The Engineer Conference 2014 left with plenty to think about. Here are nine things that jumped out at us. See more

April 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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Aviation Business

Aviation safety performance for 2013 better than average

IATA has released the safety performance numbers for last year, showing that there were 210 fatalities from commercial aviation accidents in 2013, reduced from 414 in 2012. See more

January 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Climate Progress

Boeing Wants To Power Its Aircraft With Equal Parts Petroleum Jet Fuel And Renewable Diesel

Boeing Company, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world, announced Tuesday that it's seeking approval from U.S. regulators to use a blend of renewable diesel as fuel for its airliners. See more

Friday, January 3, 2014
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CIOL

Technology innovations to dominate aerospace, defense industry in 2014

The continued decline of defense spending into 2014 will likely force new revenue streams for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry that may include innovations in intelligence, precision strike technologies, and cyber security. See more

December 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013
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CBS News

3-D printing catches the eyes of jet engine makers

Three-dimensional printers capable of making engine parts are catching the eyes of jet engine makers like G.E., which say they hope to be producing parts for engines this way by next year. Don Dahler reports. See more

November 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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Motley Fool

8 High-Performance Alloys for Aircraft Engines

Media attention (if given at all) tends to get taken up by large manufacturers like GE Aviation, Honeywell, and Pratt & Whitney. See more

Friday, November 1, 2013
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High-Performance Composites

Ceramic-matrix composites heat up

Elsewhere in engine development, specifically for narrow-body jets, Pratt & Whitney (P&W, East Hartford, Conn.), a United Technologies Corp., isn't as bullish about CMCs. See more

October 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013
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Bloomberg

Boeing, South Africa Airways Partner on Biofuels Network

Boeing and South African Airways are planning Africa's first biofuel supply chain for commercial aviation. See more

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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Flight International

Industry trade bodies praise ICAO emissions framework agreement

Two prominent business and general aviation industry trade bodies have welcomed the ICAO Assembly's framework for reducing aviation emissions and its rejection of Europe's proposed emissions trading scheme. See more

Monday, October 7, 2013
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AirInsight

Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is a term we are going to hear more about in aerospace as this decade unfolds. See more

Monday, October 7, 2013
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Reuters

Implementing global aviation emissions plan no simple task

Concessions made by the United Nations' aviation body to wrap up two weeks of tense negotiations could make achieving the goal of a market-based measure to cap carbon emissions from airlines harder to achieve. See more

September 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013
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Defense Update

NASA Selects Six Partners for Aerospace Composites R&D

NASA has selected six US aerospace primes to participate in a government-and-industry partnership to advance composite materials research and certification, including United Technologies Corporation and subsidiary Pratt & Whitney. See more

August 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013
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CNBC

3-D printing booms, triggers rush for patents

3-D printing, limited only by our imagination, is undergoing a patent boom. See more

July 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Bloomberg

Economy in U.S. Probably Grew at Slower Pace in Second Quarter

United Technologies Corp., the maker of Carrier air conditioners, Pratt & Whitney jet engines and Otis elevators, is among companies citing gains in auto sales and housing starts as reasons to expect an improvement in coming quarters. See more

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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UConn Today

Faster, Better, Safer Jet Engines

From Igor Sikorsky's first American helicopter to Pratt & Whitney's latest engine for the nation's new Joint Strike Fighter jet, Connecticut has a proud history of aviation science innovation. See more

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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National Defense Magazine

New Export Rules Coming Soon: Will They Open Trade Floodgates?

The Obama administration is just weeks away from kicking into high gear long-awaited export control reforms. New regulations that are scheduled to take effect Oct. 15 would allow U.S. manufacturers to export dual-use goods — which serve military and commercial purposes — under the less restrictive Department of Commerce licensing process. See more

June 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013
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Flight International

Panel sees rising interest in alternative aviation fuels

The 2013 Paris Air Show has featured multi-billion dollar aircraft orders, groundbreaking partnerships and some innovative new technological concepts from some of the world's biggest aerospace companies. See more

Monday, June 10, 2013
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Reuters

U.S. clears GenCorp, Rocketdyne deal at request of Defense Dept

Aerospace company GenCorp Inc has been given U.S. antitrust approval to buy rocket engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday. See more

Monday, June 3, 2013
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Aviation Week

Defense Market Battles Are Backdrop To Paris

U.S. defense contractors have been inconsistent in their presence at the Paris air show, but 2013 may hit a low mark not seen for many years. See more

May 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Reuters

Aviation officials see global emissions deal possible by 2020

The EU created an international storm when it said it would impose its rules from January this year on all flights to and from its territory. See more

Monday, May 20, 2013
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Reuters

Aviation Industry to Government: Cut the Red Tape

Leaders of the multibillion-dollar global business aviation industry see signs of recovery from four years of recession, they said on Monday, but they appealed to governments to ease the way ahead by cutting taxes and red tape. See more

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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Waste Management World

Airbus, Air Canada Explore Waste Based Aviation Biofuels

Air Canada and Airbus have signed an agreement with BioFuelNet to help them find the most promising biofuels for aviation, and will research biofuels made using municipal solid waste and agricultural and forestry waste as feedstocks. See more

April 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013
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Hampton Roads Daily Press

NASA Langley helped test plant-based biofuel for jet engines

In Hampton Roads, a jet engine may be the sound of freedom, but the contrail it leaves behind is nothing to salute. See more

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Defense News

U.S. Eases Export Rules on Aerospace Parts

The United States on Tuesday eased rules on the export of select items in the aerospace industry in an effort to reduce regulations that are thought to be putting American firms at a disadvantage. See more

Sunday, April 14, 2013
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Aviation International News

General Aviation Policy High On China's Agenda

With the rapid development of China's economy, business aviation is viewed by many in the country as a so-called "Blue Ocean industry" with vast potential. See more

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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American Recycler

Sustainability importance expands

Since the 1950s, the old-fashion notion of "conservation" has expanded to be called "sustainability" and has become the buzzword synonymous with grand visions of environmental responsibility and lifestyle. See more

March 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Aviation International News

New Survey Examines Chinese Bizjet Market

With this year's Asian Business Association Conference & Exhibition now less than three weeks away, aircraft brokerage firm Asian Sky Group has released a comprehensive survey of the number and types of business jets operating in China. See more

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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Aviation Week

IATA Calls On India To Create Aviation Policy As Foundation For Growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has asked India to formulate a national aviation policy and improve infrastructure to facilitate growth in the sector. See more

February 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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Aviation International News

NBAA Lauds ICAO Proposals for Aircraft Emissions, Noise

NBAA is welcoming International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) committee proposals to limit aircraft emissions and reduce noise levels in the near term. See more

January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013
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Air Transport World

Canadian 100% biofuel flight tests show significant emission reductions

Results from the world's first civil flight powered by 100% biofuel released by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) show that the biofuel used in the flight last October is cleaner than and as efficient as conventional aviation fuel. See more

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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BBC News

Plant-powered planes show promise

'Green' biofuels are increasingly being used by airline owners to reduce harmful emissions. But are they really a viable solution for powering every craft in the skies? See more

Friday, January 11, 2013
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AirInsight

100% Unblended Biofuel Test

The National Research Council Canada recently undertook a test flight with 100% unblended biofuels. See more

Friday, January 11, 2013
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Seattle Post Intelligencer

The State of "Green" Aviation Today

The general public is becoming more and more aware of climate change, and the aviation sector is embracing the "green" trend in a number of ways. See more

December 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012
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Bloomberg

Airbus-Backed SG Biofuels Talking to Energy Companies to Expand

SG Biofuels Inc., backed by Airbus SAS, is talking to large energy companies including state oil producers in Africa and Southeast Asia over helping to develop its technology that turns plant material into vehicle fuels. See more

November 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Stars and Stripes

Senate amendment revives military's biofuel plans

The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to remove restrictions on U.S. military biofuels spending in the 2013 defense authorization bill, a measure that preserves one of the Navy's long-term priorities. See more

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Air Transport World

Obama signs bill enabling US airlines to skirt EU ETS

US President Barack Obama signed into law on Tuesday legislation that enables the country's transportation secretary to "prohibit" US airlines from participating in the European Union's (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). See more

Thursday, November 15, 2012
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Huntsville Times

Airbus partners with Chinese firm to explore algae-based biofuel applications

Airbus and ENN, one of the world's leading bio-energy companies based in China, have partnered to explore developing technology to derive biofuel from algae oil. See more

October 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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AOL Defense

Air Force Cyber Summit Set To Craft Service Requirements, Roles

For years the Air Force has claimed to be the service most suited to understanding and operating in cyberspace and the service fought hard to be the Pentagon's lead on cyber issues. See more

Monday, October 15, 2012
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FCW

Panetta, Alexander address cyber threat

Defense Department officials have long tried to call attention to the threats in cyberspace. See more

Monday, October 1, 2012
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National Defense Magazine

The War Over Intellectual Property: Who Owns U.S. Defense Technology?

Pratt & Whitney spent 20 years and a billion dollars developing a geared turbofan engine that burns 16 percent less fuel. See more

September 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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Flight International

Algae fuel plans start to gel Down Under

Algae need not be mere pond life See more

Friday, September 7, 2012
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Washington Post

White House drafting standards to guard U.S. against cyberattack, officials say

The White House has drafted a preliminary executive order aimed at strengthening the nation's computer systems against attack. See more

Thursday, September 6, 2012
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Aviation Week

Airbus Presents Measures To Reduce Industry's Environmental Footprint

Airbus on Sept. 6 will unveil five measures it says will make the aviation industry environmentally sustainable by 2050. See more

Thursday, September 6, 2012
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The Hill

White House circulating draft of executive order on cybersecurity

The White House is circulating a draft of an executive order aimed at protecting the country from cyberattacks, The Hill has learned. See more

June 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012
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Reuters

METALS-London copper rebounds from 6-month low

Copper prices rose on Monday after European leaders calmed the markets with promises of reform to combat the euro zone debt crisis, and after Germany, France, Spain and Italy agreed on a 130 billion euro ($156 billion) package to revive growth. See more

Sunday, June 24, 2012
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Bloomberg

China Plant Gives Embraer Asia Jet-Sales Boost: Corporate Brazil

Embraer SA's bid to sell more business aircraft in Asia is taking off after the Chinese government gave the world's fourth-biggest plane maker approval to manufacture the jets there. See more

Sunday, June 24, 2012
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Business Standard

Kingfisher Airlines may further curtail flights

Kingfisher Airlines, which is seeing turbulent times due to a fund crunch, may further curtail or club flights, as it struggles to source spares for its aircraft. See more

Sunday, June 24, 2012
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The New York Times

Chinese Astronauts Make Their First Manual Docking With Orbiting Module

A Chinese spacecraft with three astronauts on board docked manually with an orbiting module on Sunday, an important step toward China's goal of building a space station by 2020. See more

Sunday, June 24, 2012
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Space.com

Chinese Astronauts Manually Dock Spacecraft at Orbiting Module in National First

Three Chinese astronauts manually docked their space capsule at an orbiting module Sunday, a major first for China's space program and the country's plans to build a large space station. See more

Saturday, June 23, 2012
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The Economic Times

Cheques by Kingfisher Airlines bounce, GVK moves court

Concerned by a slew of cheques issued by Kingfisher Airlines getting dishonoured, a consortium led by GVK - India's second-largest airport operator - has launched legal proceedings against the beleaguered airline. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
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NationalJournal

Toomey proposes new data-breach legislation

Sen. Pat Toomey announced on Friday the latest in a string of bills designed to require companies to protect consumer data. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
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Wichita Business Journal

Could the Hawker be cut from Hawker Beechcraft?

The aviation industry is watching to see just how Hawker Beechcraft Corp. will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
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Space News

Orion High-altitude Abort Test Faces Budget-driven Delay

A high-altitude test of the Orion deep-space capsule's launch abort system could be delayed two years to accommodate the tighter program budgets anticipated by NASA and Orion prime contractor Lockheed Martin. See more

Friday, June 22, 2012
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Space News

Boeing Cleared To Begin Design Phase for SLS Core

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., said June 21 that the Space Launch System’s (SLS) cryogenic core stage recently passed its first major technical review, clearing prime contractor Boeing Space Exploration to begin the heavy-lift rocket’s design phase. See more

Thursday, June 21, 2012
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infosecurity

Whitelisting is the solution for the national infrastructure

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and McAfee have produced a report on securing industrial control systems within the critical infrastructure. It concludes that whitelisting and related technologies are the best solution. See more