Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News http://aviationweek.com/rss.xml en Aviation Week & Space Technology - DTI Edition, July 6-19, 2015 http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology-defense-technology-edition/2015-07-06 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><em>The Baltic Sea presents an unusually challenging environment for submariners. Saab is offering an all-new, 2,000-ton-class vessel tailor made for it. The company received a $1.03 billion contract at the end of June for the construction of two A26-class submarines for the Swedish Navy. Elsewhere in this issue are reports on SpaceX, F-35 and Israel&rsquo;s smart UAVs.</em></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> <div class="field-cover-date"> <span>Cover Date:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2015-07-06</span> </div> <div class="field-volume"> <span>Volume:&nbsp;</span> 177 </div> <div class="field-number"> <span>Number:&nbsp;</span> 26 </div> <div class="field-edition"> <span>Edition:&nbsp;</span> DTI </div> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 1325681 at http://aviationweek.com Controversy Flares Over F-35 Air Combat Report http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/controversy-flares-over-f-35-air-combat-report <div class="node-body article-body">F-35 team downplays combat maneuvering test results. But is it time to write off the importance of classic performance parameters? Fight’s on! </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/controversy-flares-over-f-35-air-combat-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/controversy-flares-over-f-35-air-combat-report#comments AWIN ONLY Defense North America photograph Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1328911 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed Martin Controversy Flares Over F-35 Air Combat Report http://aviationweek.com/defense/controversy-flares-over-f-35-air-combat-report-0 <div class="node-body article-body">F-35 team downplays combat maneuvering test results. But is it time to write off the importance of classic performance parameters? Fight’s on! </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/controversy-flares-over-f-35-air-combat-report-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/controversy-flares-over-f-35-air-combat-report-0#comments Defense AWST-Defense26 Defense North America photograph Top Story - Home Space Top Stories Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1328891 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed Martin Letters From Our Readers (July 6) http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/letters-our-readers-july-6 <div class="node-body article-body"><h3>Pipe Dreams?</h3> <p>Reader Dan Patterson may have missed the point in his surmise that the U.S. Air Force does not know what it wants in its new bomber (<em>AW&amp;ST</em>&nbsp;June 8-21, p. 8).&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/letters-our-readers-july-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/letters-our-readers-july-6#comments AWIN ONLY AWST Feedback Global Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1328731 at http://aviationweek.com Bradley Perrett/AW&ST Global A&D Suppliers Continue Flocking To U.S. http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/global-ad-suppliers-continue-flocking-us <div class="field-deck"> ‘Everywhere around the world, they’re coming to America’ </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite some naysayers in the U.S. A&D sector, most suppliers from overseas view the U.S. as a vibrant market where capitalism at its finest plays out.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/global-ad-suppliers-continue-flocking-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/global-ad-suppliers-continue-flocking-us#comments Going Concerns Commercial Aviation Defense AWST AWST-Commercial26 AWST-Defense26 Going Concerns Global Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1328621 at http://aviationweek.com Advanced Electro-Optical System a Priority for F-35 Block 4 http://aviationweek.com/defense/advanced-electro-optical-system-priority-f-35-block-4 <div class="field-deck"> Improving F-35’s vision is high priority </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The F-35 is not yet in service, but because of development delays, a key targeting system is playing catch-up with the competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/advanced-electro-optical-system-priority-f-35-block-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/advanced-electro-optical-system-priority-f-35-block-4#comments Defense AWST AWST-Defense26 Defense Global Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1328611 at http://aviationweek.com Bill Sweetman/AW&ST South Korea Launches LCH-LAH Helicopter; Airbus Contributes http://aviationweek.com/defense/south-korea-launches-lch-lah-helicopter-airbus-contributes <div class="node-body article-body">KAI, South Korean partners, Airbus and the industry ministry will pay to develop the LCH civil rotorcraft from the Airbus H155. The defense ministry will pay to develop the LAH from the LCH.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/south-korea-launches-lch-lah-helicopter-airbus-contributes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/south-korea-launches-lch-lah-helicopter-airbus-contributes#comments Defense AWST AWST-Defense26 Defense Asia Pacific Europe Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1328561 at http://aviationweek.com South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Istar Force Confronts Realities Of Post-War Operations http://aviationweek.com/defense/istar-force-confronts-realities-post-war-operations <div class="node-body article-body">RAF balances growing demand for airborne intelligence with a reduced force structure</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/istar-force-confronts-realities-post-war-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/istar-force-confronts-realities-post-war-operations#comments Defense AWST-DTI First Person Europe Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1325761 at http://aviationweek.com U.K. Defense Ministry Killer Drones Debut At Paris Air Show http://aviationweek.com/defense/killer-drones-debut-paris-air-show <div class="field-deck"> Expendable UAVs add potent attack capability to operations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three Israeli companies highlight loitering UAV munitions in Paris</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/killer-drones-debut-paris-air-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/killer-drones-debut-paris-air-show#comments Defense AWST-Defense26 AWST-DTI Defense Analysis Middle East Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1325751 at http://aviationweek.com Israel Aerospace Industries Who Will Control The Western Pacific? http://aviationweek.com/defense/who-will-control-western-pacific <div class="field-deck"> Beijing’s claim to Spratly Islands heightens regional tensions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S., China spar over island sovereignty in disputed seas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/who-will-control-western-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/who-will-control-western-pacific#comments Defense AWST-DTI Defense Analysis Asia Pacific Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1325741 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Navy Washington Rethinks Relationship With Hanoi http://aviationweek.com/defense/washington-rethinks-relationship-hanoi <div class="field-deck"> U.S. seeks to contain China with bid to sell weapons to Vietnam </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. mulls sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam in bid to counter China’s territorial ambitions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/washington-rethinks-relationship-hanoi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/washington-rethinks-relationship-hanoi#comments Defense AWST-DTI Defense Analysis Asia Pacific Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1325731 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Embassy-Singapore Sweden Ready To Launch A26 Submarine Program http://aviationweek.com/defense/sweden-ready-launch-a26-submarine-program <div class="field-deck"> Baltic challenges spur Swedish submarine design </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Baltic Sea is a tight, complex environment, and Saab’s new A26 submarine is designed to thrive there.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/sweden-ready-launch-a26-submarine-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/sweden-ready-launch-a26-submarine-program#comments Defense AWST-DTI Defense Analysis North America Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1325721 at http://aviationweek.com Saab Concept Shape Of Things To Come For UUVs http://aviationweek.com/defense/shape-things-come-uuvs <div class="field-deck"> Features of a civilian UUV could inspire a military version </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Icefin, an unmanned underwater vehicle developed for NASA, could have defense applications as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/shape-things-come-uuvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/shape-things-come-uuvs#comments Defense AWST-DTI Front Line North America Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1325711 at http://aviationweek.com Dual-Use Missions For Israeli UCAVs http://aviationweek.com/defense/dual-use-missions-israeli-ucavs <div class="field-deck"> Unmanned vehicles can surveil a battlefield and strike like missiles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">IAI is testing a UCAV that can surveil, then strike on command from an operator.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/dual-use-missions-israeli-ucavs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/dual-use-missions-israeli-ucavs#comments Defense AWST-Defense26 AWST-DTI Front Line North America Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1325701 at http://aviationweek.com Julian Herzog Wave Off The Bow http://aviationweek.com/defense/wave-bow <div class="field-deck"> Redesigned speedboats would be more effective in high seas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Navy seeking ways to redesign speedboats to reduce wave slam, improve performance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/wave-bow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/wave-bow#comments Defense AWST-DTI Front Line North America Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1325691 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Navy Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, July 2, 2015 http://aviationweek.com/aerospace-daily-defense-report/2015-07-02 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Volume 253, Issue 2</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> <div class="field-cover-date"> <span>Cover Date:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2015-07-02</span> </div> <div class="field-volume"> <span>Volume:&nbsp;</span> 253 </div> <div class="field-number"> <span>Number:&nbsp;</span> 2 </div> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 1328141 at http://aviationweek.com Aviation Daily, July 2, 2015 http://aviationweek.com/aviation-daily/2015-07-02 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Volume 402, Issue 2</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> <div class="field-cover-date"> <span>Cover Date:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2015-07-02</span> </div> <div class="field-volume"> <span>Volume:&nbsp;</span> 402 </div> <div class="field-number"> <span>Number:&nbsp;</span> 2 </div> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 1328101 at http://aviationweek.com Bell Helicopter Completes First Flight Of Model 525 http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/bell-helicopter-completes-first-flight-model-525 <div class="node-body article-body">The long-awaited flight took place July 1 at the company’s facility in Amarillo, Texas, where production 525s will be assembled.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/bell-helicopter-completes-first-flight-model-525" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/bell-helicopter-completes-first-flight-model-525#comments Business Aviation North America Top Story - Home Business Aviation Top Stories Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:05:00 +0000 1328901 at http://aviationweek.com Bell Helicopter U.S. Defense Appropriations Overview http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-defense-appropriations-overview-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/07/asd_07_02_2015_cht.pdf">View the PDF</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-defense-appropriations-overview-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Industry Data North America Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:23:00 +0000 1328851 at http://aviationweek.com Marine Corps Commandant Nominee Named http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/marine-corps-commandant-nominee-named <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><b>Lt. Gen. Robert Neller</b> is the White House nominee to be the next commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. Currently heading U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Neller graduated from the University of Virginia and was commissioned via the Platoon Leaders Class program in May 1975.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/marine-corps-commandant-nominee-named" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/marine-corps-commandant-nominee-named#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Funding & Policy North America Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:23:00 +0000 1328841 at http://aviationweek.com SpeedNews Defense & Space http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-185 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>BOEING</b></span> has $358m Pentagon U.S. Navy contract for long-lead items for nine Full-Rate Production (FRP) Lot II P-8As; 16 FRP Lot III P-8As; and four Royal Australian Air Force FRP Lot III P-8As.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP.</b></span><b> </b>has $269m U.S. Air Force contract for F119 Engine Sustainment through the end of the year.</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>AEROJET ROCKETDYNE</b></span> completed on-orbit validation testing of XR-5 Hall Thruster for the unmanned X-37 spaceplane.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-185" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-185#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN SpeedNews Defense & Space Global Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:23:00 +0000 1328831 at http://aviationweek.com Airline Snapshot: Envoy Air http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airline-snapshot-envoy-air <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/06/avd_07_02_2015_cht.pdf">View the PDF</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airline-snapshot-envoy-air#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Industry Data North America Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:57:00 +0000 1328781 at http://aviationweek.com Ryanair Takes Cash http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/ryanair-takes-cash <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><b>Ryanair</b> is allowing Greek customers to buy tickets for its flights with cash, as capital controls imposed by the Greek government are causing credit and debit card transactions on the carrier&rsquo;s website to be declined. &ldquo;Ryanair has now provided the option for Greeks looking to travel to buy their plane tickets in cash at the Ryanair ticket desk at its airports,&rdquo; the LCC said. The airline flies to and from 11 airports in Greece and operates a base at Athens International Airports as well as two smaller bases in Thessaloniki and Crete.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/ryanair-takes-cash#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Europe Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:57:00 +0000 1328711 at http://aviationweek.com Heathrow Recommended For Third Runway http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/heathrow-recommended-third-runway-0 <div class="node-body article-body">In its final report published on July 1, the Airports Commission, led by Sir Howard Davies, said that of three options short-listed by the commission, the northwest runway option for Heathrow proposed by the airport’s owner was unanimously selected because it provided more economic and strategic benefits than the other two options, striking what the commission called “fair balance between national and local priorities.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/heathrow-recommended-third-runway-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/heathrow-recommended-third-runway-0#comments AWIN ONLY Airports AWIN Europe photograph Commercial Aviation Top Stories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:47:00 +0000 1328681 at http://aviationweek.com HAL Chinese A330 Completion Center To Open In 2017 http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/chinese-a330-completion-center-open-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Beijing may have to force reluctant carriers to accept allocations from the order, announced June 30, though Hainan Airlines and its affiliates will have stronger reasons than others for taking deliveries of what the Chinese industry generally sees as an outdated type.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/chinese-a330-completion-center-open-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/chinese-a330-completion-center-open-2017#comments AWIN ONLY Airframers/Suppliers AWIN Asia Pacific photograph Commercial Aviation Top Stories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:15:00 +0000 1328721 at http://aviationweek.com Joe Pries Aviation Forecast: Business Aircraft Market To Grow Nearly 14% By 2020 http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/forecast-business-aircraft-market-grow-nearly-14-2020 <div class="node-body article-body">The business aircraft market is showing substantial signs of recovery, driven by the medium jet market, according to a just-released forecast by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/forecast-business-aircraft-market-grow-nearly-14-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/forecast-business-aircraft-market-grow-nearly-14-2020#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN North America Business Aviation Top Stories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:37:00 +0000 1328631 at http://aviationweek.com Hawker 4000: Beechcraft Indigo Files IPO Plan http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/indigo-files-ipo-plan <div class="node-body article-body">InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., the LCC’s owner, has filed a draft prospectus with capital-markets regulator Securities Exchange Board of India for its proposed IPO, to raise around 12.72 billion rupees ($200 million) via sale of new shares, while certain shareholders will also offer for sale more than 30 million shares.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/indigo-files-ipo-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/indigo-files-ipo-plan#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Asia Pacific photograph Commercial Aviation Top Stories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:30:00 +0000 1328751 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Scaled Says Rutan’s Innovation Culture Alive And Well http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/scaled-says-rutan-s-innovation-culture-alive-and-well <div class="node-body article-body">“The innovation and culture, the creativity and environment that we work so hard to protect is really the constant here,” says Kevin Mickey, president of the Mojave, California-based aircraft design and flight-test company. Scaled was formed in 1982 by Burt Rutan and acquired by Northrop in 2007.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/scaled-says-rutan-s-innovation-culture-alive-and-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/scaled-says-rutan-s-innovation-culture-alive-and-well#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business North America Top Story - Home Space Top Stories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:27:00 +0000 1328601 at http://aviationweek.com Stratolaunch USAF’s GSSAP Spy Satellites To Start Ops By October http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/usaf-s-gssap-spy-satellites-start-ops-october <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Air Force plans to declare its new, once-classified satellites designed specifically to spy on other spacecraft operational by the end of September, says Capt. Connie Dillon, a spokeswoman for Air Force Space Command. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/usaf-s-gssap-spy-satellites-start-ops-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/usaf-s-gssap-spy-satellites-start-ops-october#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs North America Defense Top Stories Space Top Stories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:55:00 +0000 1328591 at http://aviationweek.com GSSAP: AFSC Indigo Lets Conditional Deal For 250 A320neos Lapse http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/indigo-lets-conditional-deal-250-a320neos-lapse <div class="node-body article-body">The airline stated in the draft prospectus for its initial public offering (IPO) that “although the term sheet has expired we remain in active discussions concerning the potential acquisition of a significant number of aircraft from the A320neo family.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/indigo-lets-conditional-deal-250-a320neos-lapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/indigo-lets-conditional-deal-250-a320neos-lapse#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Asia Pacific Commercial Aviation Top Stories Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:45:00 +0000 1328761 at http://aviationweek.com