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December 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Government News, Top Stories

Flying Magazine

Groups Warn Fiscal Cliff Could Impact Aviation

With the clock ticking to avoid a year-end fiscal cliff, aviation leaders are warning that sharp cuts in the federal budget could have a long-lasting ripple effect through the aviation community. See more

Monday, December 10, 2012
Government News, Top Stories

Politico

Cuts looming, no answer in sight for sequestration

The defense industry tried its hardest to energize voters - and Congress hasn't undone sequestration. See more

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Government News, Top Stories

Reuters TV

Hundreds of jobs to go if sequester ax falls - Pratt & Whitney's Hess

Engine maker Pratt & Whitney's president David Hess tells Reuters his firm, a unit of UTC, would see substantial job losses if Congress goes over the ''fiscal cliff'', triggering deep defense cuts on January 1. See more

Monday, December 3, 2012
Government News, Top Stories

Bloomberg

Defense Industry CEOs on Fiscal Cliff, Security

David Hess, president of United Technologies Corp.'s Pratt & Whitney unit speaks about U.S. defense spending, the potential impact of automatic budget cuts on the economy and national security, and the outlook for the industry. See more

November 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Military Aviation, Top Stories

Reuters

U.S. Air Force sticking to plans to buy 1,763 F-35 jets

The U.S. Air Force affirmed on Thursday its plans to buy 1,763 F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp in coming years, as Lockheed and the government neared agreement on a multi-billion dollar contract for a fifth batch of planes. See more

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

A320neo 'on track' as milestone approaches

Only a few weeks after MSN6000 rolls off the Airbus A320 final assembly line, the airframer aims to pass a more significant milestone by completing the first re-engined version of the single-aisle type. See more

Sunday, November 25, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Forbes

China's Aviation ABCs: Airbus, Boeing, and COMAC

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, better known as COMAC, announced it had received 50 orders for its C919 passenger jet at the recently concluded Zhuhai air show. See more

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

News Tribune

Boeing likely to win orders, deliveries race this year

With more than 10 months of 2012 now in the rearview mirror, Boeing has opened up a big lead in the order race with its European rival, Airbus. See more

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

China Daily

Civil aviation industry ready to take off

After 10 years of rapid development, China's civil aviation industry is poised to further increase its clout in the world market, according to China's top civil aviation authority. See more

Monday, November 12, 2012
Military Aviation, Top Stories

Defense News

F-35 Training Takes Off

The F-35 training program took a crucial step forward on Friday when Maj. Joseph Scholtz became the first outside pilot to fully complete his training on the Defense Department’s prize jet. See more

Friday, November 9, 2012
Military Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

USAF hopes to complete flying portion of F-35 OUE next week

The US Air Force's first Lockheed Martin F-35A training unit expects to complete the flying portion of the jet's operational utility evaluation (OUE) early next week. See more

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

IN FOCUS: Boeing vs Airbus in China

For Boeing and Airbus, China is a market they both know that they cannot afford to lose, or even loosen their grip on. See more

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Aviation International News

Enter the Dragon: Chinese aerospace deals setting frenetic pace

Between now and 2030, Bombardier estimates that China will need 2,300 business jets, or roughly 20 percent of the current U.S. market. See more

October 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Military Aviation, Top Stories

Reuters

GE, United Tech get funds for new engine technologies - Pentagon

General Electric Co and United Technologies Corp on Wednesday won sizable contracts to continue work on a new engine technology development program, the Pentagon said. See more

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Government News, Top Stories

Washington Post

Defense contractors report mixed results as they gird for 'fiscal cliff'

The nation's largest defense contractors reported mixed financial results Wednesday as the companies continue to take steps to safeguard against possible federal budget cuts associated with the "fiscal cliff." See more

Monday, October 22, 2012
Military Aviation, Government News, Top Stories

Reuters

Budget fears cast shadow over U.S. Army trade show

Continued uncertainty about future U.S. military budgets cast a shadow over this year's big U.S. Army trade show. See more

Monday, October 22, 2012
Military Aviation, Top Stories

Dayton Daily News

Jet engine producers awarded Air Force contracts

Two top military jet engine makers will be paid nearly $700 million by the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate at Wright-Patterson to develop the next generation of advanced fighter aircraft, officials said. See more

Monday, October 1, 2012
Special Topics, Top Stories

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

Friday, September 14, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

Airbus 2050: The details are all in the future

Airbus has, for several years now, been promoting a vision of air travel in 2050. See more

Friday, September 14, 2012
Commercial Aviation, Top Stories

Flight International

Bombardier completes assembly of first CSeries fuselage

Bombardier confirms the final section for the CSeries structural test aircraft will be delivered to the Montreal factory by the end of the month. See more

Saturday, September 1, 2012
Military Aviation, Top Stories

Pensacola News Journal

At Eglin, F-35 fighter shaping the future of the military

Col. Andrew Toth sees a solid 50-year future for his burgeoning training command. See more