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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Military Aviation

Defense Update

International Debut for F-35 at Farnborough, Air Tattoo in July

The F-35 Lightning II aircraft will make its international debut in July this summer, the British Defence Secretary has announced. See more

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Government News

Defense News

If DoD Spending Levels Remain, $66B Modernization Cut Would Follow

The Pentagon's planned five-year spending plan for procurement and research-and-development projects, set forth in its 2015 budget proposal, would be cut by $66 billion if US federal spending caps remain in place, according to a new Defense Department report. See more

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Military Aviation

Flight International

X-47B conducts night flight, named Collier Trophy winner

A Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned air vehicle completed the type's first night flight on 10 April – the same day the UAV's development team won the Robert J Collier Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association. See more

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Bloomberg

Embraer's Biggest Jets Nibble at Boeing-Airbus Duopoly

Embraer SA is stretching its newest, largest regional jets in a bet that it can nudge its way into the narrow-body airliner market dominated by Boeing Co. and Airbus Group NV. See more

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Engineering

Aviation Week

Pratt Predicts Additive Manufacturing In Every Shop

Pratt & Whitney's president of aftermarket, Matthew Bromberg, predicts that maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) shops in the future will "print" the parts they need with additive manufacturing technologies, speeding up repair tasks and reducing stored inventory. See more

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Commercial Aviation, Engineering

Aviation Week

Additive Manufacturing: The Next Big Thing, But How Big?

The tantalizing but complex topic of additive manufacturing – the production of parts built layer by layer -- was in focus as Day 2 of Aviation Week's MRO Americas conference opened in Phoenix on April 9. See more

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Military Aviation

Reuters

Pentagon sees deal with Lockheed, Pratt on next F-35 lot by end May

The U.S. Air Force general who runs the F-35 fighter jet program for the Pentagon said he expected to reach agreements with both Lockheed Martin Corp and engine-maker Pratt & Whitney by the end of May for the next order of fighter planes. See more

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Aviation International News

Bombardier: CSeries Outsells in Its Segment

Rebuffing descriptions of the CSeries' sales performance as "sluggish," Bombardier says it welcomes comparisons between its airplane and those that Boeing and Airbus offer in the 100- to 149-seat market segment. See more

Monday, April 7, 2014
Commercial Aviation

Air Transport World

Boeing leads Airbus in first-quarter orders and deliveries

Boeing is outpacing rival Airbus in orders for 2014, logging 275 gross aircraft orders in contrast to Airbus' 158 during the first three months of the year. See more

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Engineering, Top Stories

The Manufacturer

Additive manufacturing is taking hold in aerospace sector

P&W has used this technology to make more than 100,000 parts and prototypes; including casting patterns, tooling, and test rig hardware. More than 2,000 additive manufactured metal prototypes have been made to support developmental engine programs. See more

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Government News

Defense News

DoD Sends Congress $36B Wish List, But Passage Unlikely

The US military services have sent Congress wish lists that include $36 billion in priority items that were not included in the Pentagon's 2015 budget proposal. See more

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Top Stories

Forbes

Discipline And Imagination: How United Technologies Chairman Louis Chênevert Keeps His Powerhouse Humming

UTC has managed to stay on the leading edge of innovation in building and aerospace technologies without abandoning the place where it was born, without oppressing workers, and without cutting corners on matters of vital public concern such as environmental compliance. See more

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Commercial Aviation

AirInsight

Flight Test Updates

Here is the latest data from each of the three flight test programs through March. See more

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Special Topics

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