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December 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Top Stories, Special Topics

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
Special Topics

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
Special Topics

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
Special Topics

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