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Aviation Week & Space Technology, September 12, 2022

DEFENSE

remotely piloted aircraft
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U.S. Air Force Looks To A Future Of New Tech For Same Core Missions

Sep 09, 2022
On its 75th anniversary, the service looks to a future using increased autonomy and a further migration of key missions to space.
B-21 Raider
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The U.S. Air Force’s Major Modernization Programs

Sep 09, 2022
Here is an overview of 10 of the service’s top priorities as it looks to shape its future force.
 E-8C Joint Star
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U.S. Air Force Leaders Adopting New Acquisition Philosophy

Sep 09, 2022
The service aims to become “ruthless” in selecting development programs under ongoing review.
XF-103 aircraft

From the Archives: Six Times The U.S. Air Force Aimed Too High

Sep 09, 2022
Never fully realized, many of thes projects laid the groundwork for future breakthroughs.
X-51 vehicle
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Inside The Development Of More Efficient Scramjet Engines

Sep 08, 2022
Northrop Grumman quietly developed a nickel-alloy combustor that could unlock a decades-long hurdle to rapid propulsion.
Swedish fighter and soldier
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Swedish Experiences Could Enhance NATO’s Air Forces

Sep 02, 2022
Sweden and Finland’s air forces will bring an air power increase to NATO’s order of battle and benefit from the alliance’s capabilities.
RAAF Boeing E-7A Wedgetail No.2 Sqdn.

Australia’s Pitch Black Air Exercise Grows

Sep 07, 2022
The northern Australia tactical drill drew up to 100 aircraft from 16 nations.

FIRST TAKE

FA-50 light combat aircraft
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First Take, Sept. 12, 2022

Sep 09, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.

ADVANCED AIR MOBILITY

full-scale eVTOL demonstrator
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Advanced Air Mobility Industry Expanding Rapidly In China

Sep 08, 2022
Two demonstrators and a startup fuel growing activity in advanced air mobility in China.

AVIONICS

pilots in cockpit
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Future Cockpit Design Will Leverage Physiological Sensors

Sep 06, 2022
As novel cockpits become a pressing need in civil and military aviation, sensors may enable the creation of metrics for human factors.

COMMERCIAL AVIATION

A350-900
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ITA Airways Privatization Progress In Danger Of Being Reversed

Sep 07, 2022
The Italian airline was to be sold to ensure its survival, but the likely new right-wing government insists on keeping state control.

MANUFACTURING

Boeing headquarters
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Daily Memo: Boeing Works To ‘Draw The Line’ Of New Digital Fabric

Sep 02, 2022
Transferring integrated model-based system engineering (MBE) tools for aircraft design and production to the commercial sector is no slam-dunk.

SAFETY

Air France aircraft in flight
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Probe Into 2020 Incident Prompts Pilot-Training Changes At Air France

Sep 08, 2022
A probe into a 2020 in-flight diversion spotlighted gaps in Air France’s pilot training and safety culture, France’s BEA contends.

SPACE

SLS
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NASA Regroups After Hydrogen Leak Derails Second SLS Launch Try

Sep 08, 2022
Using space shuttle engines on NASA’s new Moon rocket brings with it shuttle-era hydrogen issues.

TECHNOLOGY

GKN Aerospace advanced turbine module
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The Week In Technology, Sept. 5-9, 2022

Sep 05, 2022
Lighter turbines; Seaglider advances; Recoverable satellites; Australian vertiport; and Korea’s UAM contestants.

COLUMNS AND OPINION

sustainable aircraft concept
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Boeing’s Sustainability Studies Widen With Hydrogen Regional Concepts

Sep 08, 2022
Data-driven Cascade modeling tool to inform Boeing product development planning.
aircraft crash scene
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Opinion: Commercial Space Travel Needs The NTSB

Sep 06, 2022
Only one agency has the independence, credibility and technical expertise to investigate.

DEPARTMENTS

AW&ST Archive
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Letters From Our Readers, Sept. 12, 2022

Sep 09, 2022
Readers write about the Tupolev PAK DA cover, airline pilots and automation, the 737-10, SAF and F-35 reengining.
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New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections, Sept. 12, 2022

Sep 09, 2022
Recent appointments, promotions and honors in the aviation and aerospace industry.
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Aerospace Calendar And Aviation Week Events, Sept. 12, 2022

Sep 08, 2022
A roundup of upcoming conferences, exhibitions and summits.