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January 31, 2013News for the aerospace industry

  Today's Top News 
  • Defense cuts slowed 2012 economy
    A slowdown in federal defense spending sparked a surprise slip into negative growth in the U.S. economy in the final three months of last year, the first contraction since 2009. AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey stated, "It's what we have been warning about for months and months, because we do know that the cuts to defense spending that are already in place through the Budget Control Act are causing our companies to pull back, laying off workers." She warned that sequestration cuts would trigger "a much more dramatic acceleration of job losses." The Washington Post (1/30), National Public Radio/It's All Politics blog (1/30), (1/31), Dayton Daily News (Ohio) (1/30), Bloomberg (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Stop Sequestration Now!
More than 2 million jobs are at stake if Congress and President Obama fail to act before March 1. Click here to contact your elected officials and urge them to work together on a balanced, bipartisan solution to stop the mindless meat axe threatening our national security and economy.
  • Poll: Americans favor spending less on military
    Asked where the federal government should cut back spending, more Americans pointed to the defense budget than to any other area, according to a new poll by Reason-Rupe poll, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. War spending and the Pentagon budget topped the list of spending that respondents want to see cut, followed by the category of federal worker salaries. Defense News (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Northrop Q4 profit tops estimates, slower year ahead
    Northrop Grumman reported fourth-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $533 million, or $2.14 per share, easily beating analysts' expectations of $1.74 per share, but the company warned a tougher year is ahead. Northrop projects a 5% drop in sales in 2013 and up to a 12% decline in earnings, as federal defense spending falls. Reuters (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hagel warns sequester threatens military readiness
    Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel is urging Congress to create a permanent solution to sequestration, warning the cuts would have a dire impact on the U.S. military. The across-the-board cuts "would harm military readiness and disrupt each and every investment program," Hagel said. "Based on my assessment to date, I share [Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's] concerns. I urge the Congress to eliminate the sequester threat permanently and pass a balanced deficit-reduction plan." Defense News (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Due Diligence In Aerospace & Defense M&A
Divergent trends in commercial aerospace and defense create both risk and opportunity. This uncertainty can be addressed through a systematic approach to strategic due diligence. Fairmont's recent article, Due Diligence For Aerospace And Defense provides a detailed review of the due diligence process required to ensure a successful transaction.
  Commercial Aviation 
  • Florida lawmakers propose bill to limit use of UAVs
    Florida lawmakers have proposed legislation to limit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the state. The bill would require a judge to issue a formal warrant for law enforcement agencies to use UAVs. The Miami-Dade Police Department currently uses some small UAVs after receiving authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration. (U.K.) (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Atlas V launch sends new NASA data satellite into space
    Wednesday's successful lift-off of the Atlas V satellite-bearing rocket from Cape Canaveral marked a new era in NASA satellite missions. The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite K is part of a new group of satellites that will help NASA stay in communication with spacecraft and should last at least 15 years. (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Florida pushing to build new commercial launchpad
    Florida is scrambling to stay in the running for SpaceX's new launch site but having a hard time securing the land for a commercial launchpad. Florida wants to turn an abandoned citrus town near Kennedy Space Center into a launching site but NASA, which owns the property, doesn't want to sell. If Florida doesn't get land soon, SpaceX may locate its site in Texas, a rival for the project. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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February Career Fairs For Polygraph Tested Professionals
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  Homeland Security 
  • TSA could turn to data from private firms for PreCheck
    The Transportation Security Administration is considering using data from commercial firms to expand its PreCheck program. The TSA said it seeks "to use non-governmental data elements to generate an assessment of the risk to the aviation transportation system that may be posed by a specific individual, and to communicate the identity of persons who have successfully passed this risk-based assessment to TSA's Secure Flight." Homeland Security Today (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AIA News 
  • 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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