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December 6, 2012News for the aerospace industry

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  • OMB to Pentagon: Get ready for sequestration
    The Office of Management and Budget is telling the Pentagon and other federal agencies to prepare for the first round of sequestration cuts, a move that comes as the deadline for automatic cuts is just weeks away. "We don't want to go off the fiscal cliff, but in consultation with OMB we think that it is prudent at this stage to begin at least some limited internal planning," said Department of Defense spokesman George Little. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New era for F-35 program is seen under DOD manager
    The restructured F-35 program is entering what some experts say is a new, more productive phase, led by the Air Force's Christopher Bogdan. Bogdan, who leads the program, is being praised for his candor and penchant for results-oriented accountability. Reuters (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • UK austerity program will cut military spending
    The U.K.'s defense ministry will cut 1% from its budget next year and 2% the following, part of an austerity plan that follows a previous cut of 8% from the 2011-2014 period. To soften the blow, the defense ministry will be allowed to roll unused funds from this year into 2013. Defense News (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Manage Change and Transitions in Project Manufacturing.
The MESA International research study report Pursuit of Performance Excellence shows that manufacturers who use a Manufacturing Execution System are far more likely to have achieved a 10% reduction in the time to transition from one product to another and can act more quickly to satisfy transition needs. Download the white paper to find out how.
  Commercial Aviation 
  • FAA, industry groups emphasize pilot response to stalls for training
    The Federal Aviation Administration and other industry groups informing pilot training are calling for changes in stall training, a key aspect of pilot training critical for maintaining airplane safety. The FAA and the International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations have updated their training information to reflect their latest stall-training recommendations. IFALPA, for example, emphasizes more thorough training to help pilots overcome the startle response. AIN Online (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • SpaceX wins $262M in Air Force contracts
    Space Exploration Technologies has won two rocket launch contracts with the Air Force worth a total of $262 million, its first such deals with the military. The company has a $97 million contract to provide a Falcon 9 rocket launch for a solar telescope in 2014 for the Air Force and a $165 million deal the following year. SpaceX has long sought to be a player in the military launch business. Reuters (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AIA News 
  • AIA Member Spotlight: Camcode Division of Horizons, Inc.
    Recently joining AIA as a full ember, Camcode Division of Horizons Inc. is engaged in the design and manufacture of durable bar code solutions for Asset Tracking and UID programs. Camcode's bar code labels are manufactured using their proprietary Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum. See full list of AIA member companies. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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