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Monday, July 28, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Pratt, Alcoa Pioneer Use of Aluminum Fan Blades

Pratt & Whitney and Alcoa recently have revealed that the fan blades of the PW1000G family of geared turbofans will consist mainly of aluminum alloy–an industry first. See more

Monday, July 28, 2014
Military Aviation

Armed Forces Press Service

Kendall: F-35 Rollout Marks U.S.-Australia Partnership Milestone

The official rollout of the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force is a milestone in the U.S.-Australia partnership, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics said Saturday. See more

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Military Aviation, Top Stories

Defense News

Interview with Bennett Croswell, President of Pratt & Whitney Military Engines

Defense News interviewed Bennett Croswell, the man in charge of Pratt's military engine division, at the start of the Farnborough International Airshow, before details of the engine fire were made public. See more

Friday, July 25, 2014
Government News

Defense News

Senate's Top Republican Appropriator Doubts 2015 Defense Bill Reaches Floor

Can the US Senate put aside a years-long procedural impasse and pass a Pentagon spending bill? The top Republican on the Appropriations Committee has his doubts. See more

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Engineering

Voice of America

Airbus Adds Metal 3-D-Printed Parts to New Jets

By the end of this year, European aircraft manufacturing consortium Airbus plans to deliver the first of its new, extra-wide-body passenger jets, the A350-XWB. See more

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Special Topics

Aviation Maintenance Magazine

The MRO Inflection Point

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) is a $60 billion business and growing and right now the industry is at an inflection point. See more