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February 1, 2013News for the aerospace industry

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  • Sequester looms even as Congress suspends debt limit
    Congress approved a measure suspending the nation's debt ceiling, and lawmakers are now turning their attention to averting the looming sequestration cuts that will hit March 1. While some lawmakers have expressed pessimism that a sequester fix will found, groups such as the Aerospace Industries Association continue to push for action. "It is terribly bad public policy," said Marion Blakey, AIA president and CEO. And it would have a very negative effect on our economy." The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Defense firms are assuming sequester won't happen
    Leaders at major defense companies say they are not planning for sequestration cuts set to sweep federal spending on March 1, expressing optimism that lawmakers will hammer out a solution in time. Executives at firms such as Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics say their projections don't account for sequestration. Some firms say the sequester could be so large and the way it would be implemented so uncertain that they can't plan for it. The Washington Post (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Communities fear the worst with sequester
    Communities including Charleston, S.C., and Fort Worth, Texas -- and the defense companies that operate in them -- are bracing for the effect of $1 trillion in across-the-board spending cuts that will hit in March if lawmakers don't find a solution. Those communities are among the 47 metro areas that rely on defense work for more than 5% of their GDP. Defense News (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Defense cuts threaten alliance, NATO chief says
    If member countries continue cutting defense budgets, NATO's power will be weakened and safety threatened, warned Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO's secretary general, in a report this week. Rasmussen wants members of the alliance to keep budgets steady this year and warned that while NATO nations are shrinking their defense spending, emerging powers are increasing their military investment. Reuters (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Commercial Aviation 
  • Pratt & Whitney, Comac remain in discussions
    Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney says it is continuing discussions with China's Comac. "We continue to engage with them for possible applications for some of the future aircraft," Pratt & Whitney President David Hess said. Meanwhile, Pratt & Whitney broke ground on a facility in Singapore on Thursday. The Wall Street Journal (1/31), AIN Online (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Curiosity rover prepares for first drilling on Mars
    NASA's Mars rover is set to begin drilling into a rock in the planet's "John Klein" outcrop once it passes a series of hardware tests. The Curiosity rover's first-ever drilling will go just 0.8 inches into the ground, not deep enough to collect samples, but enough to test whether the rock's material behaves as expected. (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lockheed to work on Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser
    Lockheed Martin has signed deals with Sierra Nevada Corp. to provide safety certification and construction for the Dream Chaser, a spacecraft being developed through the NASA commercial crew program. At NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Lockheed will construct the Dream Chaser's structure. "We believe this is the beginning of a tremendous relationship that will benefit both companies in a significant way," said Mark Sirangelo, Sierra Nevada executive vice president. Spaceflight Now (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AIA member spotlight: North Carolina Global TransPark
    Recently joining AIA as an associate member, The North Carolina Global TransPark (GTP) is a 2,500-acre, multimodal industrial park offering unparalleled access to air, rail, highways, and North Carolina's two international ports. The GTP boasts a pro-business climate aimed at growing the aerospace, logistics, manufacturing, emergency services, defense contracting and supporting industries. 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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