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Aviation Week & Space Technology, March 21, 2016

Defense

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U.S. Marines Help Britain Prepare For F-35 Introduction

Mar 17, 2016
Britain’s Royal Air Force and Royal Navy are growing their presence at MCAS Beaufort in South Carolina as they prepare to introduce the F-35 into service.
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RAF Plots Future Course For Combat Aircraft Fleet

Mar 17, 2016
New Typhoon capabilities could be paid for via savings from operating model.
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F-16 Fighting To Avoid Production Gap

Mar 17, 2016
Sales to Pakistan are moving forward, but without further sales, Lockheed’s manufacturing line may run cold.
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The Week In Defense, March 17-24, 2016

Mar 17, 2016
Taiwan pursues new trainer; F-35 team manages expectations on U.S. Air Force start date; Boeing scores major CH-47F contract mod; and Lockheed delivers tankers to Saudi Arabia.

Technology

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Echo Voyager Could Help Advance UAV Autonomy

Mar 14, 2016
Development of Boeing Phantom Works’ unmanned undersea vehicle Echo Voyager could lead to parallel advances for UAVs.
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Lockheed Martin Readies LMH-1 Hybrid Airship Assembly

Mar 16, 2016
Lockheed Martin’s LMH-1 hybrid airship venture represents its first significant foray into civil aviation since the 1980s.
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The Week In Technology, March 14-18, 2016

Mar 14, 2016
Laser comms for UAVs; fly by spot beam; Perlan 2 feels the pressure; Eraole set for Atlantic attempt.

Commercial Aviation

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France's BEA Releases Report On 2015 Germanwings Crash

Mar 15, 2016
Europe’s airline safety regulators urge revamping rules to guard against intentional crashing of aircraft by suicidal pilots.
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With Airlines Profitable, Pilots Seek Better Pay, Benefits

Mar 15, 2016
U.S. airlines are recording record profits. Now pilots want payback for past concessions.

Face to Face

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Boeing International's President On Advanced Manufacturing, Comac's Challenge

Mar 15, 2016
The shifting competitive landscape—from China to space startups—is among the topics covered in an interview Aviation Week conducted with Boeing International’s president.

Air Traffic Management

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UAS Delivery Services Drive ATM Rethink

Mar 18, 2016
Drone delivery services like Amazon’s Prime Air and Google’s Project Wing will reinvent how manned aircraft will eventually fly.
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Thales Leverages ATC Dominance For Remote Towers

Mar 15, 2016
With two-thirds of the world’s air navigation service providers already using Thales automation systems, the company could rapidly become the dominant player in the emerging field of remote control tower technologies.

Space

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Proton Lifts Euro-Russian Mission Toward Martian System

Mar 16, 2016
Dubbed ExoMars, the two-pronged mission will send a methane-sniffing satellite, landing demonstrator and rover equipped with a drill to dig further into the mystery of trace-gas sources on Mars.
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Mars InSight Lander Prepares For 2018 Launch

Mar 16, 2016
French will retool instrument to stop vacuum leak that stopped a launch to Mars that had been scheduled for this month.

Rotorcraft

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Super Puma Crash Final Report Cites Need For Automation ‘Optimum Use’

Mar 18, 2016
Offshore industry and OEMs have taken new approaches to safety procedures since the Shetlands Super Puma crash.

Laureates 2016

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Aviation Week 59th Annual Laureate Awards

Mar 18, 2016
At Aviation Week’s 59th annual Laureate Awards in Washington, editors saluted two dozen finalists and then announced a winner in each of six categories: commercial aviation, defense, space, innovation, technology and business aviation.
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John Crichton Awarded 2016 Civil Aviation Laureate

Mar 18, 2016
During John Crichton’s tenure as CEO of Nav Canada, it pioneered the use of ADS-B and made significant improvements in the transatlantic corridors it manages—the busiest oceanic airspace in the world.
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AFRL, Lockheed Martin Awarded 2016 Defense Laureate

Mar 18, 2016
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory/Lockheed Martin team was named Aviation Week’s 2016 Defense Laureate winners for its work on an integrated collision avoidance system (ICAS) designed to automatically maneuver U.S. combat aircraft away from an imminent collision with the ground or other aircraft.
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Aviation Week 2016 Space Laureate Winner: New Horizons

Mar 18, 2016
For delivering on a 15-year promise to complete the initial reconnaissance of the known Solar System, the 2016 Space Laureate goes to the scientists and engineers who created and flew the New Horizons probe to Pluto, and beyond.
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Textron Execs Are 2016 Business Aviation Laureate Winners

Mar 18, 2016
For their vision in the acquisition and transformation of Textron Aviation, Textron Inc. Chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly and Textron Aviation President and CEO Scott Ernest were selected as the Aviation Week 2016 Business Aviation Laureates.
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NASA ERA Wins 2016 Technology Laureate

Mar 18, 2016
Imagine having multiple over-the-horizon goals and achieving them all, as the 2016 Technology Laureate winner did.
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Aurora Awarded 2016 Innovation Laureate For Orion

Mar 18, 2016
Despite uncertain funding, Aurora Flight Sciences’ Orion unmanned aircraft project has achieved considerable technological success, and for that it is awarded Aviation Week’s 2016 Innovation Laureate.
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Charles Elachi Receives 2016 Klass Lifetime Achievement Award

Mar 18, 2016
JPL head Charles Elachi was awarded an Aviation Week Lifetime Achievement Laureate for “a lifetime dedicated to gaining a better understanding of the Solar System.
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USAF Staff Sgt. Greggory Swarz Wins 2016 Heroism Laureate

Mar 18, 2016
USAF Staff Sgt. Greggory Swarz’s decision to rush—with no thought of personal safety—to aid crash victims at an air base in Spain resulted in two airmen surviving a crash that proved fatal to 11.
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Future Laureates: ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders’ Honors Young Achievers

Mar 18, 2016
Tomorrow’s Leaders’ honors at Aviation Week 2016 Laureates Awards gives recognition to young U.S. service members already excelling in their fields.

Up Front

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Opinion: How The Presidential Election Could Shape U.S. Defense Policy

Mar 18, 2016
There may be some hints of intent as the presidential campaign heads into the home stretch in September-October.

Inside Business Aviation

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Aerion: Engine Selection For Supersonic AS2 Is Near

Mar 17, 2016
Aerion takes a giant step forward in its pursuit of a supersonic business jet, adding another OEM to its team that already includes Airbus.

Leading Edge

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Canada Creates Passenger Experience Research Facility

Mar 18, 2016
The aerospace arm of Canada’s National Research Council creates a unique facility for controlled research into passenger comfort and cabin-crew performance in flight.

In Orbit

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Bezos, NASA Using Same Approach To Human Spaceflight

Mar 16, 2016
Gradatim Ferociter—By degrees, ferociously—aptly states Amazon and Blue Horizon founder Jeff Bezos’s approach to fulfilling his visions for humans in space, and NASA’s.

Washington Outlook

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Senate Bill Sidesteps The ATC Issue

Mar 18, 2016
Committee leader seeks to improve FAA; Lockheed offers new platform to end U-2, Global Hawk controversy; and Air Force seeks reflectors on cubesats.

Viewpoint

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Opinion: Time To Rethink Airlift Strategy And Assets

Mar 18, 2016
The strategic world of today does not conform to air mobility and force-structure plans based on mass force movements between secure bases.

 

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