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2/20/2018

FedEx interviewed Tahirah Lamont Brown on her journey to become the company's first female African-American pilot. "I ... tell young people to not allow negative attitudes to affect you," she said. "We can be our biggest barriers at times. We have to overcome our own personal barriers to achieve our goals."

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2/20/2018

The White House is considering limits on steel and aluminum imports as part of its America First policy, raising supply chain concerns among aerospace and defense companies. "We are concerned that tariffs may have an unintended impact on the global supply chains that our industry depends on," an AIA spokesman said. "It's particularly true of aluminum and steel."

2/20/2018

Mergers and acquisitions among government contractors are on the rise as firms position themselves to compete for their piece of growing defense budgets. General Dynamics' acquisition of CRSA in a $6.8 billion deal is one of the largest examples of industry consolidation.

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General Dynamics
2/20/2018

The Air Force is shifting its spending priorities, moving away from legacy programs such as the joint surveillance and target attack radar system aircraft in favor of distributed sensors. JSTARS aircraft would be easy targets for attack by Chinese or Russian weapons systems.

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Air Force
2/20/2018

Boeing is upgrading fuel tanks for the Navy's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, extending the aircraft's range. The upgrade will enable the Super Hornet to fend off long-range attacks from rivals such as China.

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2/20/2018

South Korea plans to buy Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin. The missiles will help shield South Korea from North Korean missiles.

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Lockheed Martin, Lockheed
2/20/2018

In June United Airlines will launch its new Boeing 737 Max 9 jets on domestic routes originating from Houston Intercontinental and Los Angeles International airports. The airline will receive 10 of the new jets in 2018, each configured with 179 seats.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
2/20/2018

Retrofit avionics sales for business and general aviation aircraft jumped by 20.1% in 2017, driving a 2.9% increase in avionics sales overall. The increase put an end to a two-year sales slide.

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AIN Online
2/20/2018

Transferring the International Space Station into private hands is likely to be a long process, experts predict. "If they just flip the switch, it won't work," says Dylan Taylor, founder of Space Angels.

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International Space Station
2/20/2018

The Air Force plans to scrap its space-based infrared system in favor of more-secure missile-warning satellites. The Air Force's 2019 fiscal year budget includes $643 million for a program to develop next-generation overhead persistent infrared.

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