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December 31, 2012News for the aerospace industry

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  • Blakey urges last-minute deal to prevent sequestration
    Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, delivered a statement on Saturday urging Senate leaders to agree on legislation that would prevent sequestration. "We understand that sensible budget cuts across government will have to be a part of long-term deficit reduction, but sequestration is simply the wrong way to do it," Blakey said. "This mindless meataxe will cause immense disruption and harm our economy and national security." Defense News (12/29), Air Transport World (12/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Possible "fiscal cliff" deal wouldn't stop sequestration, senator says
    The "fiscal cliff" deal being discussed in Congress wouldn't prevent sequestration, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on Sunday. "I was called by [Defense Secretary] Leon Panetta last night at 7:30, during dinner. ... And he said, Lindsey, I have been told that there's going to be nothing in this bill to avoid sequestration going into effect,” Graham said. The Hill/DEFCON Hill blog (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pentagon budget writers ignore threat of sequestration
    As they craft the 2014 Defense Department spending plan, Pentagon budget writers say they are not planning for sequestration cuts to defense. "We are still hopeful that Congress will pass a balanced deficit reduction plan that the president can sign, and sequestration is averted," Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Elizabeth Robbins said. The Hill/DEFCON Hill blog (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Boeing deal makes room for growth in S.C.
    Boeing has signed an agreement that allows the company to purchase nearly 1,100 acres of land at its jet-factory site in South Carolina. A company spokesman said the plane manufacturer does not have immediate plans to expand its operations at the site and that the purchase agreement "makes sense to protect any future growth plans the company may have." Reuters (12/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cessna bets on market for light and midsize aircraft
    Cessna says it's developing a pipeline of new and updated planes to be ready just in time for the light and midsize markets to grow. "During the downturn, we worked very, very hard to continue new product development. It was important to demonstrate to the market our confidence [in its future]," Cessna executive Brad Thress said. First (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Lockheed to build 2 Air Force communications satellites
    The Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.9 billion contract to build two new satellites for the Air Force. The new communications satellites will be the fifth and sixth that are part of the Air Force's Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite program. Some of those satellites would allow communications between the military and the U.S. president in the event of nuclear war. Reuters (12/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AIA Urges Congress, President to De-Couple Sequestration from Fiscal Cliff
    The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) today is calling on our leaders to immediately de-couple sequestration from the broader fiscal cliff negotiations. Risking American lives and livelihoods for political leverage is wrong. In the final hours before the sequester is implemented, there is one step that must be taken while the broader fiscal cliff solution is found – unbundle sequestration from the broader tax and entitlement program negotiations, reverse sequestration. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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