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December 24, 2012News for the aerospace industry

  Today's Top News 
  • Senate passes $633B defense authorization bill
    A bill authorizing $633 billion in defense spending for the current fiscal year awaits the signature of President Barack Obama after being passed by the Senate on Friday. The president opposes the legislation and has promised to veto it, but both houses of Congress passed the bill with majorities large enough to override a presidential veto. The Hill/Floor Action blog (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GOP lawmakers ask Obama to hold off on cybersecurity order
    A group of 46 Republicans in the House of Representatives has asked President Barack Obama not to sign an executive order regarding cybersecurity standards. "Instead of preempting Congress' will and pushing a top-down regulatory framework, your administration should engage Congress in an open and constructive manner to help address the serious cybersecurity challenges facing our country," they wrote in a letter. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • BAE, Oman agree to military aircraft deal worth $4.1B
    British weapons-maker BAE Systems has won a contract from Oman to supply approximately $4.1 billion in aircraft to the Omani military, beginning in 2017. The deal marks the first major move for BAE since its anticipated merger with European Aeronautic Defence and Space fell through this year. Reuters (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Commercial Aviation 
  • New jobs expected at Bell plant in Tenn.
    Bell Helicopter is expected to add 125 jobs to its Piney Flats, Tenn., plant with an expansion planned after the company received more than $1 million in economic incentive money. According to Eric Cardinali, Bell’s executive vice president for customer support and services, there is a growing demand for commercial helicopters. "Expanding our existing facility allows us to implement new technologies and processes to ensure a high quality customization and delivery process for our customers," he said. Bristol Herald Courier (Va.) (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Homeland Security 
  • No-Hassle Flying Act becomes law
    President Barack Obama has signed the No-Hassle Flying Act, which allows travelers from select countries to avoid having their bags screened a second time in the U.S. "Requiring luggage to undergo the exact same screening process twice in one flight puts a burden on our international aviation security system and creates an unnecessary hassle for travelers," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., one of the sponsors of the new legislation. USA Today/Today In The Sky blog (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AIA members-only webinar: Design for Excellence by Plexus Corp.
    Register for the January 23, 2013, webinar scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, to learn how to minimize the risk of cost over-runs, reduce time to market and curtail sustainment costs by implementing "Design for Excellence" techniques in the design process. Senior leaders from Plexus Corp. and Booz & Company (N.A.) Inc. will discuss how system integrators and Original Equipment Manufacturers can enhance product quality and improve overall total cost of ownership by incorporating this key value added engineering methodology. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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