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in Ares Dec 03, 2014

The muddy waters of Australia's submarine project

It seems as though every day brings a different “definitive” story about the Australian submarine requirement to replace its troubled Collins-class submarines....More
in Things With Wings Oct 02, 2014

Clock Watching

An interesting advertising skirmish has broken out in the New Zealand domestic market, as low-cost carrier Jetstar uses its superior on-time performance to take shots at dominant player Air New Zealand....More
in On Space Mar 21, 2015

SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More

During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company....More
in From The Archives Apr 14, 2015

Apollo 13 Story Is Still Gripping After 45 Years (1970)

The flight of Apollo 13 in April 1970 was one of the most dramatic events in the history of human spaceflight –- and ultimately one of NASA’s finest hours. For three days, the lives of three astronauts who had been bound for the third lunar landing mission hung in the balance....More
in Things With Wings Apr 08, 2015

Photo: Water Cannon Salute For Inaugural Memphis-Dallas Love Field Service

Southwest Airlines inaugurated Memphis-Dallas Love Field service on Wednesday morning, opening up direct commercial service between the two airports for the first time....More
in On Space Apr 01, 2014

Baker's Dozen

SpaceX continues to shake up the industry with significantly lower costs to orbit than other launch providers....More
in Things With Wings Apr 23, 2014

Aftermarket rebound, or 'easy comps'?

With earnings season ramping up, early returns point to a continued rebound in the aftermarket....More

Caroline Bruneau

Based in Paris, Caroline Bruneau is a freelance writer for Aviation Week & Space Technology covering defense and commercial aviation in Europe. A journalist since 2005, Caroline spent six years in Berlin as a television correspondent for BFM TV, as a producer for France 2,...

in Ares Mar 20, 2015

Germany To Boost Defense Spending

Germany's finance minister says the pacifist nation must shoulder more military commitments in the coming years....More
in Things With Wings, Ares May 02, 2014

A400M: The Horror, The Horror

Airbus CEO promises no more A400M, Meads experiences....More
in From The Archives Feb 02, 2015

The Long Sordid Path To KC-46 (2011)

What should have been a straightforward integration to modify a commercial jet with refueling and cargo systems evolved into the procurement scandal that has scarred –- and some fear defined -– a generation of Air Force procurement experts....More
 
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Apr 15, 2015
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Briny Water May Challenge Future Mars Spacecraft Design

"These finding have implications for planetary protection policies for future landed spacecraft," according to the Nature Geoscience report. "Cl-bearing brines are very corrosive and this may have implications on spacecraft design and surface operations."...More
Apr 14, 2015
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Apollo 13 Story Is Still Gripping After 45 Years (1970) 3

The flight of Apollo 13 in April 1970 was one of the most dramatic events in the history of human spaceflight –- and ultimately one of NASA’s finest hours. For three days, the lives of three astronauts who had been bound for the third lunar landing mission hung in the balance....More
Apr 13, 2015
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NavWeek: Ballistic Bombast 17

China may be able to take out an American aircraft carrier with its feared DF-21 antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) without even taking a shot....More
Apr 10, 2015
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Lessons From Space Shuttle Columbia (1981) 10

The space shuttle was a magnificent machine, the most capable spaceship ever built. It was also a fragile monster that required an expensive standing army to fly, and punished the slightest inattention to detail in its preparation and operation with fatal results....More
Apr 8, 2015
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Photo: Water Cannon Salute For Inaugural Memphis-Dallas Love Field Service

Southwest Airlines inaugurated Memphis-Dallas Love Field service on Wednesday morning, opening up direct commercial service between the two airports for the first time....More

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