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  Pierre Sparaco, Aviation Week’s former Paris bureau chief, has covered aviation and aerospace for more than 50 years, from the birth of the Concorde program to the first flight of the A350XWB. His Reality Check column offers a European perspective with a global view of the aerospace and aircraft industries.

 

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Aug 22, 2014
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Astronaut Steve Nagel's Unforgettable Landing

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8/22 Frago

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Podcast: Is There Room for Entrepreneurs in Aerospace and Defense?

A new venture is developing a low-cost launch vehicle to orbit small satellites. But two smaller companies bid for – and ultimately lost – contracts to build technology demonstrators for the U.S. Army’s next-generation rotorcraft....More
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