When Will Commercial Aerospace M&A Pick Up?
Amid a prolonged drought, inquiring minds want to know when commercial aerospace M&A will return. That says a lot.
theresa.c.petr… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 21:00
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Let’s Make a Deal

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New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections, Jan. 24, 2022
Recent appointments, promotions and honors in the aviation and aerospace industry.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
Opinion: U.S. Defense Industrial Base Is More Fit Than Frail
Defense companies are having to adapt, but they are holding their own in talent, capital and technology.
andrea.hollowe… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
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Passing Grade

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Aerospace Calendar And Aviation Week Events, Jan. 24, 2022
A roundup of upcoming conferences, exhibitions and summits.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
New North Korean Missiles Test Nerves In Tense Region
A series of North Korean missile tests reveals new capabilities designed to circumvent regional defenses.
jack.freifelde… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
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Letters From Our Readers, Jan. 24, 2022
Readers write about turboprops, the fifth service academy—and an eighth-grader looks at the cosmos.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
First Take, Jan. 24-Feb. 6, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
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Bolstered By Concessions, Industry Tackles 5G Risk Assessments
Regional carriers, helicopter operators face daunting restrictions while FAA analyzes potential 5G interference
theresa.c.petr… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
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Shaken and Stirred

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X-59 Structural Trials Will Pave Way For Upcoming Flight Tests
X-59 undergoes proof tests in Texas ahead of first flight in California later in 2022.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
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Getting Real

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Old Is New Again For Canadian Startup Airlines
Jetlines and Lynx join a growing list of low-cost carriers in Canada. Will they all survive?
theresa.c.petr… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
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Wind-Tunnel Tests Validate Low-Boom X-59 Computational Fluid Dynamics
Another piece of low-boom supersonic design puzzle in place, as high-speed wind tunnel tests a perfect match of complex CFD predictions.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
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Supersonic Solver

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Evolving Embraer Sells Its European Industrial Site
Brazilian OEM hopes the facility can attract business from other OEMs under new ownership, reducing its exposure in aircraft components.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
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Turkish Wind Tunnel To Support Burgeoning Aerospace Vision
The construction of a wind tunnel by Turkish Aerospace hints at the scale of the country’s aerospace ambitions.
jack.freifelde… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 09:00
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Russia Creates Its First Hypersonic Strike Regiment
A look at what the defense minister’s declaration of a new Kinzhal unit may actually mean.
theresa.c.petr… Thu, 01/20/2022 - 09:00
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Japan Focuses Defenses On Southern Islands
Tokyo is adding billions to its budget to acquire and upgrade platforms across the air, land and sea services.
audra.avizieni… Thu, 01/20/2022 - 09:00
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On Guard

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AAM Industry Needs Resilience For Likely Challenges In Next Two Years

By Graham Warwick Jan 19, 2022
Leaders in electrified aviation must fly certifiable prototypes in next 12-18 months to meet service-entry targets of 2024-25.
Emerging Technologies

Pacific Operations Drive Military Seaplane Revival

By Steve Trimble Jan 19, 2022
Military seaplanes soon could be added to the fleets of several major Pacific air forces.
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The Week in Defense, Jan. 19-26, 2021

By Jen DiMascio Jan 19, 2022
Defiant clears mission profile tests; South Korea’s big missile export deal; Storm Shadow upgrade tests; and BrahMos’ first sale abroad.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Lockheed Martin Backs eSTOL Developer Electra
Lockheed Martin has invested in hybrid-electric aircraft developer Electra, leading the startup’s ongoing Series A fund raising.
andy.savoie@av… Tue, 01/18/2022 - 14:00
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China’s AutoFlight Sets Up In Europe To Certify eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Jan 18, 2022
AutoFlight Europe has set up shop in Augsburg, Germany, and is being led by Mark Henning, who joined the Chinese group from Airbus Helicopters earlier this month.
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Omicron Surge Reignites Europe Slot Debate

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jan 18, 2022
With the latest COVID-19 variant causing widespread flight cancellations, slot rules once again are in the spotlight.
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Berlin Revisits Tornado Replacement Plans
Reported reconsideration of the F-35 for Germany’s Tornado replacement throws new twist into long-running procurement drama.
audra.avizieni… Mon, 01/17/2022 - 09:00
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The Week In Technology, Jan. 17-21, 2022

By Graham Warwick Jan 17, 2022
Satcom for Perlan glider; Alcohol-to-jet SAF boost; Regent’s seaglider demonstrator; Aura picks batteries; and Dufour adds distributor.
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Opinion: Five Risks Looming Over The U.S. Defense Market
International conflicts, contracting decisions, shareholders and an industrial-base review are likely to shape the A&D outlook in 2022.
audra.avizieni… Mon, 01/17/2022 - 09:00
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Opinion: It Is Time To Move Boldly On Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Scott Thompson Jan 17, 2022
Accelerating net-zero carbon emissions is in the best interest of the aviation industry, businesses and consumers.
Sustainability