Aerospace
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6/21/2017

Lawmakers in the House are calling for a fleet of 12 aircraft carriers for the Navy. The Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces wants the Navy to acquire a new carrier every three years.

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6/21/2017

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a C-130J variant for sale to international allies, the C-130J-SOF. The aircraft is designed to serve special operations forces.

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6/21/2017

United Airlines has asked for 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft, converting a previous order for the 737 MAX, and also requested an additional four Boeing 777-300s. The first 737 MAX 10 is due for delivery to United in 2020.

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6/21/2017

Boeing is dropping jumbo passenger jets from its long-term demand forecast, betting on demand for smaller, twin-engine models, such as the 787 Dreamliner and 777X.

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Bloomberg
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6/21/2017

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee's reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration does not include provisions to create a private entity to take over air traffic control. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., cited a lack of votes for the provision.

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The Hill
6/21/2017

Roscosmos plans to participate in NASA's Deep Space Gateway Program along with the European Space Agency, said Russian space agency head Igor Komarov at the Paris Air Show.

6/21/2017

A House subcommittee is calling for the creation of a Space Corps within the Air Force to address the challenges of a space war. "There is bipartisan acknowledgement that the strategic advantages we derive from our national security space systems are eroding," said Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., and Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn.

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Defense News
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6/20/2017

Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO David Melcher says the association has managed to keep communication lines open with policymakers during the transition to the Trump White House. He says the US could double its $90 billion trade surplus in the aerospace sector.

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Breaking Defense
6/20/2017

A block buy of 440 F-35 fighter jets could save $2 billion for US and international buyers, according to Lockheed Martin. Lockheed is working with 11 countries, including the US, on the order.

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Defense News
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6/20/2017

Pratt & Whitney's F119 engine has crossed the 500,000 flight hour milestone, powering almost 200 F-22 Raptor fighter jets. "The F119 program's achievement of exceeding 500,000 engine flight hours powering the F-22 Raptor is a testament to the Pratt & Whitney team and our proven fifth generation engine technology," said P&W's Amanda Glode.

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