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2 hrs ago | Blackpool Today

TV star calls for STEM studies

TV presenter and aviation enthusiast Carol Vorderman has launched a drive to boost the number of young people studying for a career in engineering.

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Related Topix: Countdown, Entertainment, Television, Manufacturing, BAE Systems, Aircraft, Eurofighter Aircraft, Eurofighter Typhoon, Military Aircraft, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

3 hrs ago | Reuters

Airbus revamps A330 jet in long-haul battle with Boeing

Airbus announced a revamp of its twin-aisle A330 passenger jet on Monday, sharpening a contest with Boeing for up to $250 billion of orders at the core of the market as the start of the Farnborough Airshow fueled a debate about new technology.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A330, Airbus A350, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 787, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin

8 hrs ago | DefenceTalk News

DOD Plans to Deliver F-35a 2s 5th Gen Capability At 4th Gen Cost By 2019

Today, the Department of Defense announced an agreement aimed at reducing the price of an F-35 Lightning II 5th generation fighter to the equivalent of today's 4th generation fighters by the end of the decade.

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Related Topix: Department of Defense, The Blueprint, Hip-Hop, Manufacturing, BAE Systems

Sun Jul 13, 2014

BBC News

Farnborough Airshow: Why it matters

If you're looking for an aerospace executive or military high-up this week, try Farnborough, a small town in Hampshire, some 20 miles west of London.

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Related Topix: Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, Airbus A350, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Business News

CBC News

3,000 lbs of supplies sent to International Space Station

This image released by NASA shows administrator Charles Bolden, right, standing with his wife, Alexis Walker, and other guests as they watch the launch of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard, Sunday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Food Science, North Carolina, Space

Reuters

'Excessive' rubbing of engine blades caused F-35 failure: Pentagon

The engine failure that has grounded the entire fleet of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets was caused by "excessive" rubbing of fan blades in the plane's Pratt & Whitney engine, but does not appear to be a fundamental design flaw, the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer said on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, US Military, US Air Force

Reuters

RPT-AIRSHOW-Sikorsky sees delay in first flight of Marine Corps helicopter

The first flight of the U.S. Marine Corp's new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter will likely be delayed until the first half of next year, instead of occurring by the end of this year as planned, the head of Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, told Reuters on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sikorsky Aircraft, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Security, United Technologies Corporation

West Australian

Engine maker CFM eyes record orders in 2014

The chief executive of engine maker CFM International expects another record year for engine orders, after the company achieved a best in 2013.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, CFM International, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

Wall Street Journal

Bombardier CSeries Tests to 'Resume in Weeks'

Bombardier employees and guests watch the CSeries aircraft taxi on the runway for its first test flight in Mirabel, Quebec, on Sept.

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Related Topix: Civil Aircraft, Bombardier Learjet 85, Bombardier Aircraft, Bombardier Global 7000, Aircraft, Bombardier, Canada

Reuters

US Marines air chief wants to curb "big wish lists" for arms upgrades

The U.S. Marine Corps' new aviation chief this week said he plans to hold down "big wish lists" for upgrades to existing warplanes and helicopters so he can maximize purchases of new planes like the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin

Sat Jul 12, 2014

LA Daily News

Space Park in Redondo Beach preps new James Webb Space Telescope

Over a dozen engineers and technicians tested the sunshield on the James Webb Space Telescope this week at the Northrop Gruman Space Park in Redondo Beach.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Redondo Beach, CA, Manufacturing, Northrop Grumman, NASA, Business News

The Times of India

The world awaits the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the latest in flying firepower

An F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter takes off on a training sortie at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

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Related Topix: Aircraft, Lockheed Martin Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Eglin Air Force Base, US Military, US Air Force, Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, Sukhoi Aircraft, Sukhoi Su-35

Reuters

Brazil's Embraer to sell 25 planes to China during Xi visit

Brazil will announce the sale of about 25 planes made by Embraer SA to Chinese airlines on Thursday during a visit by China's President Xi Jinping, a Brazilian official said.

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Related Topix: EmbraerEmpresa Brasileira de Aeronautica, Xi Jinping, Dilma Rousseff

Sys-Con Media

Orbital Set to Launch Cargo Delivery Mission to International Space Station

Orbital Sciences Corporation , one of the world's leading space technology companies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's AntaresTM rocket carrying its CygnusTM cargo logistics spacecraft destined for the International Space Station .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Weather, NASA

Wall Street Journal

EasyJet Set to Order GE-Safran Engines

European discount carrier easyJet PLC is poised to order engines from a General Electric Co.

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Thanh Nein News

U.S. Navy maintains grounding order for F-35 fighter jets

A U.S. Air Force version of the F-35 Lightning II flies at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, in this April 20, 2010 file photo.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, US Marine Corps

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Developed by startup, Landscape Mobile, the company has also just... )--Teledyne Technologies Incorporated will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2014 results on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 8:00 a.m.... Nordion Announces Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Waiting Period and Receipt of No-Action Letter for Acquisition by ... (more)

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Teledyne Technologies, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Startups, ARESCOM

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Latest F-35 problems implicate Pratt-Whitney engine

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, already billions over budget and carrying a checkered developmental history that one senior Pentagon official described as "acquisition malpractice," is in trouble again.

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Related Topix: Aircraft, Lockheed Martin Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, US Military, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, Middletown, CT, Sikorsky Aircraft

News Times

PREVIEW-With Alstom deal settled, focus on GE turns to margins, orders

General Electric's second-quarter earnings report next Friday comes soon after it prevailed in a two-month fight to acquire the power assets of France's Alstom.

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Related Topix: General Electric, Financial Services

Stars and Stripes

Behind the scenes, a fight wages over replacement for Army armored vehicle

It seemed like General Dynamics' attempt to win the contract was over before it officially began.

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Related Topix: General Dynamics, Manufacturing, Gulfstream Aerospace

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