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    US Navy picks Raytheon and BAE for F/A-18 towed decoy competition


    ​The US Navy (USN) picked Raytheon and BAE Systems to develop and demonstrate competing versions of a dual-band towed decoy for its Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fleet.

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    ​Spirit AeroSystems sees Bombardier deal as path to new markets


    Spirit AeroSystems views its pending purchase of Bombardier's aerospace businesses as a means to acquire more Airbus work, expand its footprint into lower-cost regions and acquire high-tech, composite manufacturing assets.

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    ​How big production increases caused Lockheed Martin F-35 problems


    The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter’s mission capability rate was hurt due to difficulty Lockheed Martin and its suppliers had producing spare parts, an issue caused by a three-year push to dramatically increase production of the aircraft, a top US Air Force official says.

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    Spirit AeroSystems secures another discount on Asco purchase


    Spirit AeroSystems will now pay $420 million to purchase Belgium aircraft component shop Asco, having secured a further $184 million discount due to ongoing fallout from a cyberattack against Asco earlier this year.

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    Piper's M600 and Cirrus Vision Jet add automated landing feature


    Piper Aircraft’s M600 turboprop and Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision Jet are to feature a new Garmin automatic landing capability in a first for general aviation aircraft.

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    Muilenburg tells lawmakers he will not resign as Boeing CEO


    Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg says he has no plans to resign his post despite widespread speculation that his days atop the world's largest aerospace company are numbered due to the ever-deepening 737 Max crisis.

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    Lockheed Martin wins $25m contract for new F-35 anti-jamming GPS


    ​Lockheed Martin won a $25 million contract to start engineering and manufacturing work on a new version of its GPS Spatial Temporal Anti-Jam Receiver (GSTAR) which will be installed in the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter.

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    Piper adds autoland system to M600 turboprop


    Piper Aircraft has launched a next-generation variant of its M600 turboprop single, with the SLS model to feature an innovative new safety system that includes autoland functionality – a first for a general aviation aircraft.

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    USA approves $4.5bn upgrade package for 98 Japanese F-15Js


    The US State Department approved a $4.5 billion package to upgrade 98 examples of Japan’s Mitsubishi F-15J Eagle air superiority fighter fleet.

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    Lockheed Martin F-35A to be priced at $77.9m by 2022


    ​Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office agreed to a $34 billion production contract for 478 examples of the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter.

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    Boeing CEO denies knowing of troubling emails and defends safety culture


    Boeing's chief executive told lawmakers on 29 October that he was unaware until recently of newly-disclosed instant messages in which Boeing's former chief technical pilot described concern about the function of the 737 Max's Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) and said he unknowingly lied to regulators.

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    Alaska Airlines cancels all Santa Rosa flights due to wildfire


    Alaska Airlines cancelled all of its scheduled service to the Santa Rosa, California airport, north of San Francisco, due to a massive wildfire nearby which has burned tens of thousands of hectares and forced 180,000 residents to flee their homes.

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    Boeing’s plan to get the KC-46A tanker back on schedule


    Amid criticism from the US Air Force that it is moving too slowly towards fixing the KC-46A Pegasus in-flight refuelling tanker Boeing is touting incremental improvements that is says should help get its troubled programme back on track.

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    USAF releases light attack RFI for ‘limited number’ of aircraft


    ​The US Air Force (USAF) released its final request for proposal (RFI) for about half a dozen Textron Aviation AT-6 and Sierra Nevada /Embraer A-29 light attack aircraft.

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    FAA pulls licence of shop that repaired crashed 737 Max's sensor


    The US Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the aircraft repair station licence held by Xtra Aerospace, the Florida shop that repaired the angle-of-attack (AOA) indicator investigators say contributed to the 2018 crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max.

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    Why Gulfstream is right to think big with G700


    Tom Wolfe called them Masters of the Universe in his 1987 novel The Bonfire of the Vanities – Wall Street plutocrats with wealth and influence to control every detail of their lives with a phone call, command, or flash of a credit card. For today’s Masters of the Universe – ...

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    Alaska Q3 profit driven by Hawaii routes


    Alaska Air Group reported a net profit of $322 million during the third quarter, compared to $217 million during the same quarter in 2018 as the company continues its aggressive cost management mentality.

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    Spirit Q3 profit hit by heavy weather


    ​Spirit Airlines reports $992 million in operating revenue during its third quarter, a 10% increase compared with the same quarter during 2018, delivering $83.5 million net profit as the ultra-low-cost carrier plans to build a new headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and expand its Airbus fleet.

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    Southwest takes $210m Max hit in Q3, expects another knock in Q4


    ​Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines says it lost $210 million in revenue during the third quarter as a result of the Boeing 737 Max grounding since March, and expects the loss to be higher in the fourth quarter due to the reshuffling of aircraft and schedule for traditional holiday season-related travel.

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    Boeing KC-46A starts IOT&E despite US Air Force concerns


    ​The Boeing KC-46A Pegasus in-flight refueling tanker formally transitioned into Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) on 22 October.