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December 13, 2012News for the aerospace industry

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  • Nondefense cuts could hurt military contractors
    Defense contractors are worried not only about sequestration cuts to the Pentagon's budget, but about nondefense reductions as well. Cuts to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Institutes of Health and other agencies would hurt defense firms whose work is connected to that spending, experts say. "It's not just the defense industry or private-sector workers who are on the chopping block here, but non-defense programs and workers as well," Aerospace Industries Association president and CEO Marion Blakey said this week. National Journal (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Lobbyists, business groups urge "fiscal cliff" fix
    The defense industry is making a strong, last-minute push to get lawmakers to prevent sequestration, using social media, a possible print campaign and in-person appeals on Capitol Hill. They're joined by business groups and lobbyists representing labor, senior citizens and others, all of whom are urging Congress to avert the "fiscal cliff." Bloomberg Businessweek (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lockheed plans to provide 32 F-35s to Pentagon
    The Pentagon is expected to sign a deal this week with Lockheed Martin for 32 F-35 fighter jets, a step forward in the Defense Department's troubled relationship with the F-35 program. "I think we made a lot of progress over the course of our negotiations in getting to a mutual understanding of where the program really is and what the costs are," said Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Defense News (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will buy Pratt & Whitney unit
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will buy the Pratt & Whitney power-systems business from United Technologies in a deal whose terms weren't disclosed. The sale will allow United Technologies to focus on the aerospace and commercial operations, the company says. Reuters (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Lawmakers, space experts discuss future of NASA
    A House panel and space experts are discussing ways to reshape the vision for NASA in light of reduced budgets, and they're suggesting approaches that include more commercial partnerships and cooperation with other nations. The Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing focused on recent reports that fault NASA for the lack of a cohesive vision. "We've got to be creative and find new approaches, otherwise it's just going to fall apart," Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., said at the hearing. Florida Today (Melbourne) (tiered subscription model) (12/12), C-SPAN (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SpaceX plans to enter military-launch market
    Space Exploration Technologies views the commercial-launch business as stable, but plans to pursue military work as well, says company President Gwynne Shotwell. "There's no question we're going to be flying national security missions," she said at a meeting of the Washington Space Business Roundtable on Tuesday. "We have to. We want to support that war fighter overseas, too." Defense News (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AIA members-only webinar: Design for Excellence by Plexus Corp.
    Register for the January 23, 2013, webinar scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, to learn how to minimize the risk of cost over-runs, reduce time to market and curtail sustainment costs by implementing "Design for Excellence" techniques in the design process. Senior leaders from Plexus Corp. and Booz & Company (N.A.) Inc. will discuss how system integrators and Original Equipment Manufacturers can enhance product quality and improve overall total cost of ownership by incorporating this key value added engineering methodology. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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