Boeing 777 production rate cut by 40 percent by August 2017 | Reuters

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Trump's tweet about Lockheed-Martin cuts $4bn in value as share prices fall

President-elect's missive about 'out of control' costs for F-35 fighter jets causes share prices to fall at a rate equal to about $28.6m per character tweeted Donald Trump scolded military jet manufacturer Lockheed Martin on for "out of control" costs on Monday, sending the defence contractor's s...

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We've spotted cloudy weather on a giant exoplanet

And its clouds may be made of gemstones Humanity has gotten pretty good at tracking down planets in other solar systems. Between 2009 and 2013, the Kepler telescope discovered thousands of worlds orbiting distant suns. But finding out what those exoplanets are like has been more of a challenge. L...

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Lockheed Martin shares suffer after Trump F-35 tweet

Shares in Lockheed Martin have fallen after President-elect Donald Trump said he would cut the cost of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after taking office. He tweeted: "F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January...

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Artículo: Chapecoense air crash survivor: 'Crew gave no warning'

A survivor of the plane crash in Colombia in which 71 people were killed including most of Brazil's Chapecoense football team says the crew never gave the passengers any warning. Rafael Henzel, a 43-year-old journalist travelling with Chapecoense on board the LaMia plane, said they were not even ...

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Trump Slams 'Out Of Control' F-35 [feedly]




Trump Slams 'Out Of Control' F-35
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Donald Trump left the collective defense community quaking in its boots last week after he threatened to cancel Boeing's new Air Force one. Now he's going after another massive aerospace firm, slamming Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for "out of control" costs.

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Lockheed Stock Drops Sharply After Trump's F-35 Tweet [feedly]




Lockheed Stock Drops Sharply After Trump's F-35 Tweet
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Lockheed Martin's shares dropped sharply Dec. 12 after Donald Trump slammed the company's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for "out of control" costs on Twitter.

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Safran Opens Fully-Automated Helicopter Engine Turbine Blade Production Line [feedly]



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Safran Opens Fully-Automated Helicopter Engine Turbine Blade Production Line
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Part Of The Company's 'Factory Of The Future' Strategy As part of its "Factory of the future" strategy, Safran Helicopter Engines has started its first automated production line dedicated to turbine blade manufacturing. The event at its Bordes plant was celebrated in the presence of Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region.
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Self-healing nano-spacecraft could reach Alpha Centauri in 20 years [feedly]



Self-healing nano-spacecraft could reach Alpha Centauri in 20 years
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With our current technology, it would take a conventional spacecraft over 18,000 years to reach the nearest star, Alpha Centauri, but calculations indicate a nano-spacecraft made from a silicon chip and traveling at one fifth the speed of light could make the journey in just 20 years. The problem is, such a "space-chip" wouldn't survive the intense radiation and temperature swings of deep space, so a team at NASA and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) are developing a method for helping the chip heal itself on the fly.

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MUX By 2026: Marines Want Armed Drone ASAP To Escort V-22 - Breaking Defense



MUX By 2026: Marines Want Armed Drone ASAP To Escort V-22
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For manned aircraft, Barranco said, "we have a lot of testing requirements. A lot of the burden in test is really related to aviation life support systemsair crew survivability, which we don't have in an unmanned system. Crashworthiness. G-(force ...


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UK investigators reveal further serious drone encounters

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Pontifications: More job cuts coming at Airbus, Boeing

Airbus and Boeing continue to cut costs with internal reorganizations.

These are needed efforts. And they trickle down to the supply chain.

The new CEO at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Kevin McAllister, is expected to ratchet up the cost-cutting at BCA, in part because he comes from the cost-cutting environment of GE Aviation.

He's got a lot of work to do.



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