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March 6, 2013News for the aerospace industry

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  • Defense appropriations bill faces tight deadline
    A defense spending bill is likely doomed if it's not passed this month, says House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas. If Congress doesn't approve the appropriations bill in what Thornberry called a "limited window," the military will have to function under a continuing resolution, which some military officials have said is not their preferred approach to funding. Defense News (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 Accenture: A viewpoint on Outsourcing and Post-merger integration in Aerospace and Defense
Today, leading A&D companies are using BPO as part of their post-merger integration processes. This helps improve efficiency, reduce costs and allows management to focus on core strategies. Find out how Accenture helps A&D businesses apply BPO strategies for faster and more effective integration of new acquisitions and mergers.
 

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  • Defense "downturn" prompts BAE to cut 200 jobs
    Nearly 200 BAE Systems workers in southern New Hampshire will be laid off as the company retrenches in the face of an industry slowdown. The layoffs are part of a 300-job reduction that the defense giant is making worldwide and could be just the beginning of cutbacks, a BAE official says. While future cuts could come as a result of sequestration, the New Hampshire job losses are due to what an official called "the downturn of defense." The Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.) (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Calif. recovery is threatened by sequester
    California's economic recovery is likely to be hampered by sequestration cuts, experts say. Some $3.2 billion of the $9 billion in California's share of sequestration cuts will come from the state's military industry. California has "had housing-market and job-market gains beginning to solidify," said Jason Sisney of the nonpartisan California Legislative Analyst's Office. "And just as that's happening, we have the federal government taking actions that could impede that recovery." The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Surviving Sequestration: Your Playbook for Profitability
Sequestration has everyone on the defensive. Because no one can predict the true size of the effects, most contractors are feeling more like spectators than team leads. Deltek wants to help you change the game with some offensive plays for your sequestration playbook. Join our complimentary webcast on March 12th to gain insight from a panel of industry experts.
  Commercial Aviation 
 
  • FAA increases number of planned control-tower closures
    The Federal Aviation Administration says it will close more air-traffic control towers due to budget cuts from the sequester. The FAA announced last week that it would close 168 towers, but increased the number to 173 on Tuesday. CNN (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Honeywell predicts growth in demand for helicopters
    Honeywell predicts worldwide demand for civilian-use helicopters will rise over the next five years. "Supporting the growth numbers is the fact that helicopter usage for corporate, oil and gas, utility and training missions is improving, which shows that helicopters are value-add aircraft in today's business environment," said Brian Sill, vice president of Honeywell aftermarket helicopter sales. AIN Online (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Urgent call to action – write Congress and the White House to repeal sequestration
    Because of the White House's and Congress' inability to reach a deal to reverse sequestration, the initial round of multibillion cuts to defense and non-defense federal agencies has begun. Although these cuts are now being implemented, it is not too late to repeal this bad policy and develop a balanced, bi-partisan solution to our nation's debt and deficit problem. 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 partners with Naylor, LLC to release new Member Resource Guide
    For the first time, AIA is publishing a comprehensive Membership Resource Guide to provide AIA members with information on all of the benefits and opportunities available to members. The first edition of the AIA Member Resource Guide will be available both in print and online, and distributed to all of AIA's members as well as high-level government and administration officials. If you are interested in advertising in AIA's Member Resource Guide, learn more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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