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February 7, 2013News for the aerospace industry

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  • Sequester debate heats up as deadline nears
    While some lawmakers are talking as if sequestration cuts are inevitable, across Capitol Hill and in the White House, debate over a budget solution -- and fear over the effects of a sequester -- is reaching a crescendo. "I visited with our top leaders and they have told me we have gone past cutting the fat, we've gone past cutting the meat, we're into the bone," said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif. The White House and Democrats insist that tax hikes must be part of a sequester fix, while the GOP is calling for cuts to spending only. The Washington Times (2/6), Bloomberg Businessweek (2/6), USA Today/The Oval blog (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Republicans push federal job cuts to avoid sequester
    Some House and Senate Republicans are backing a previously floated idea: Cut the size of the federal workforce by 10% and freeze congressional salaries and use the savings to avoid sequestration. The proposal never got traction when it was previously introduced. Now some defense advocates in Congress say it could be a way to avoid sweeping sequestration reductions. The Hill/DEFCON Hill blog (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pentagon expects sequestration cuts, official says
    The Pentagon is now laying plans to deal with sequestration, having concluded it's unlikely to be averted before the March 1 deadline, said Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. "As we read the tea leaves right now, the odds of sequestration happening, at least getting implemented initially, hopefully not for very long, are reasonably high," Kendall said. Defense News (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Joint Chiefs will detail effects of sequester before Senate panel
    The Senate Armed Service Committee soon will hear directly from almost all the Joints Chief of Staff, who are appearing as a group to testify about the effects that they believe sequestration will have on the military. The unusual meeting will involve Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh, Marine Gen. James Amos and National Guard Gen. Frank Grass. The Hill/DEFCON Hill blog (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Commercial Aviation 
  • FAA allows 787 flight from Texas to Wash. state
    The Federal Aviation Administration approved a flight for the Dreamliner 787 to ferry an aircraft from Forth Worth, Texas, to a Boeing plant in Everett, Wash. "While our work to determine the cause of the recent battery incidents continues in coordination with appropriate regulatory authorities and investigation agencies, we are confident -- as is the FAA -- that the 787 is safe to operate for this activity," said Marc Birtel, a Boeing spokesman. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Budget crunch reportedly forces NASA to delay Orion test
    NASA says that although it plans to launch the Orion capsule in 2014 to try out the capsule's landing gear and other systems, budget restrictions reportedly mean a planned test of the Orion capsule's launch-abort system must be delayed until after the 2017 flight of the entire Space Launch System. "This is a development problem," Dan Dumbacher, NASA's deputy associate administrator for exploration systems development, is quoted as saying. "You run into problems along the way, and there are things that have to be moved around and things that have to be reshaped." The Huntsville Times (Ala.) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • DARPA is planning space robot to salvage satellite parts
    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on a project that would make use of pricey satellite antennas on discarded, orbiting hardware by employing a robot to cut off the useable parts and attach them to new equipment. The project, called Phoenix, would use a robot to do the repairs while in geosynchronous orbit. Aviation Week & Space Technology (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AIA News 
  • AIA Member Spotlight: Norfil, LLC
    Recently joining AIA as an associate member, Norfil is involved in close tolerance machining and assembly, primarily in the aircraft industry. Our multispindle machining centers give our company the competitive edge in manufacturing large and small parts produced from hog-outs and forgings at competitive prices. We also have major capabilities with four and five axis machine centers, including profiling, vertical milling, horizontal milling, boring, turning and assembly. We have years of experience machining many different types of metals primarily titanium, inconel, steel and carbon alloys. See full list of AIA member companies. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 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
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