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January 25, 2013News for the aerospace industry

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  • Va. could lose up to 200,000 jobs from sequestration, analyses show
    Lawmakers in the Washington, D.C., area are again preparing for the effect of sequestration if it occurs March 1. "As much as 8% of our GDP in the metropolitan region and in northern Virginia could be at risk over just defense cuts," said Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va. Virginia could lose up to 200,000 jobs if sequestration occurs, according to analyses of the defense budget. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Pentagon reverses military's ban on women in combat
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that the U.S. military would lift its ban on women in combat. "Women have shown great courage and sacrifice on and off the battlefield, contributed in unprecedented ways to the military's mission and proven their ability to serve in an expanding number of roles," Panetta said. The deadline for implementing the change is January 2016. USA Today (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Embraer is chosen to supply American Eagle aircraft
    American Airlines' regional carrier selected Embraer for a jet order worth as much as $4 billion. If the deal is approved by bankruptcy court, Republic Airways Holdings will operate the 76-seat aircraft under the American Eagle brand. Reuters (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Boeing 787 investigation will take some time, NTSB says
    Deborah Hersman, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said Thursday that the safety agency was just getting started on its probe of issues with Boeing 787 Dreamliners. "We are early in our investigation, we have a lot of activities to undertake," said Hersman. Reuters (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Opportunity rover still going strong after 9 years on Mars
    NASA's Opportunity rover marked its ninth year on Mars on Thursday. "No one could've imagined how good the exploration and scientific discovery would be for this vehicle, looking from the perspective of nine years ago," said John Callas, project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AIA urges Congress, President to find a permanent bipartisan solution to sequestration
    Statement by Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, on the failure to fix sequestration in the fiscal cliff deal: "While we are pleased Congress made some headway on tax elements of a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, we are concerned that they could not agree to a long term solution to fix a problem no serious person wants -- sequestration." Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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