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February 18, 2013News for the aerospace industry

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  • White House: Obama plan would cut deficit by $1.5 trillion
    President Barack Obama has a plan that would shrink the deficit by $1.5 trillion by making spending cuts and raising new revenue, the White House says, making across-the-board sequestration cuts unnecessary. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough announced the plan during media appearances Sunday. Republican lawmakers say the president hasn't released details about what spending cuts he would make and reject proposals that rely on new revenue to solve the deficit. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pentagon will back manufacturing "centers of excellence"
    In an effort to foster greater innovation in military technology and manufacturing, the Pentagon will help create two institutes that combine university research with commercial manufacturing expertise -- in effect, creating "centers of excellence" to get better products to the military, says Brett Lambert, deputy assistant secretary of defense for manufacturing and industrial base policy. The centers will get a mix of private and government funding and are to become self-sustaining, providing goods for the Defense Department to use. Defense News (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Boeing prepares short-term solution for 787 batteries
    Boeing plans to propose a short-term fix for its lithium-ion batteries to U.S. regulators, sources say. The manufacturer's goal is to return its 787 Dreamliners to service while it works on a long-term solution. Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel said "good progress is being made" on the battery issue. The Seattle Times (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • With defense spending down, Bell gets a face-lift
    Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison is looking to expand the company's commercial business, with more defense spending cuts on the horizon. "Bell isn't going to be just a military company," he said. "We're going to grow our commercial business. If you think about the history of Bell, it has always had a balanced portfolio. It's really going back to the heritage of the company." D Magazine (Dallas) (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • University of Hawaii is developing asteroid-alert system
    With funding help from NASA, the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy is working on a system that could warn of incoming meteorites like the one that struck Russia's Ural Mountains last week. The Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System, being developed by John Tonry, professor with the institute, would use small telescopes to scan the skies during the night and pinpoint the impact location of any meteorites. (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Urgent call to action – Write Congress and the White House to stop sequestration
    On March 1, the federal government will begin implementing the initial round of sequestration budget cuts to defense and other important federal programs. Now is the time to reach out to your elected officials to communicate the urgent need to repeal sequestration. Go to the Second to None website to send a letter to your elected officials in Washington today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AIA sounds the alarm on economic downturn report
    Statement by Marion C. Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association on reports of the contraction of the U.S. economy in the 4th quarter of 2012. – The contraction of the U.S. economy in the fourth quarter underscores AIA's warning for the past 18 months that severe across the board budget cuts—both to defense and non-defense discretionary spending—threaten to throw the economy into a tailspin. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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