Aerospace
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6/15/2018

The Trump administration reportedly will nominate Kimberly Reed to lead the US Export-Import Bank. "By restoring the Export-Import Bank's board quorum, Ex-Im will be able to help level the playing field," Jeffrey Gerrish, the Ex-Im Bank's acting president.

6/14/2018

Boeing's order backlog grew by 43 aircraft in May, as the company fills 306 net orders. Airbus has 111 net orders through May.

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6/14/2018

Lockheed Martin has delivered its 300th F-35. "The F-35 weapons system is a key enabler of our National Defense Strategy and is providing our war fighters the combat-proven, advanced capabilities they need to meet mission requirements," said Vice Adm. Mat Winter.

6/14/2018

Pratt & Whitney is providing details on the F135 engine upgrade path, which includes two phases over four years.

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6/14/2018

Air New Zealand is weighing options from Airbus and Boeing to replace the carrier's fleet of Boeing 777-200ER passenger jets. The company is planning to issue its request for proposals in July.

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Air New Zealand, Boeing, Airbus
6/14/2018

United Technologies Corp. is establishing a $300 million technology incubator in New York with the goal of accelerating aerospace innovation. "We have given them what we want. We give them the vision and data, then they get to work," said Robert Leduc, Pratt & Whitney president.

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Breaking Defense
6/14/2018

House members are doubling down on efforts to create a Space Command under a provision in its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. "I support what we have in the House bill," said Rep. Mac Thornberry, chair of the House Armed Services Committee.

6/14/2018

NASA says its Opportunity rover could reactivate itself after it weathers a Martian dust storm. The rover went silent June 10.

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6/14/2018

The House Appropriations Committee easily passed its $674.6 billion Defense Department spending plan in a 48-4 vote. The legislation includes $145.7 billion for equipment and upgrades.

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The Hill
6/14/2018

Aerospace industry groups want Congress to move on Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization this session. The National Air Transportation Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and General Aviation Manufacturers Association are all calling for the bill to advance.

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