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Industry Week in Review – August 5, 2016

After overcoming cost overruns and development concerns, the F-35A has officially been declared ready for combat, 15 years after Lockheed Martin originally won the contract. As a result of achieving the initial operational capability (“IOC”) milestone, the first F-35 operational formation can now be deployed anywhere in the world.

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Industry Week in Review – July 29, 2016

Boeing announced it may end production of its 747 aircraft if it continues to experience a decline in orders and an increase in pricing pressure.  For the time being, Boeing has decided to continue with the plan of halving the production rate to 6 aircraft per year starting in September. 

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Industry Week in Review – July 22, 2016

The KC-46 tanker program has completed its flight tests and is now expected to request approval from the Pentagon to start low-rate initial production. In advance of its Milestone C decision in August and a week after refueling the C-17 Globemaster II and the F-16, the KC-46A successfully transferred 1,500 pounds of fuel to the A-10 Warthog.

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Industry Week in Review – July 15, 2016

Airbus and Boeing had a modest showing at this year’s Farnborough Air Show with a combined $62 billion in deals, especially in comparison to last year’s historic $116 billion in orders. The Farnborough Air Show is typically a high point for aircraft orders and the commercial-aviation industry as a whole. During the air show, Airbus outpaced Boeing, with $35 billion in orders, bringing its YTD total orders to 380 aircraft.

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Industry Week in Review – July 8, 2016

The Pentagon has submitted approximately $2.6 billion in funding shifts within its reprogramming request to Congress. The funding shifts include $1.2 billion in fiscal 2016 appropriations, $583 million in the Defense Working Capital Fund, and $499 million in fiscal 2015 overseas contingency operation funding.

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Industry Week in Review – July 1, 2016

After months of discussion, Airbus and Safran have reached an agreement to create Airbus Safran Launchers, a European rocket joint venture. The two companies have been working together since 2014 to build the Ariane 5 space launcher and are establishing the new joint venture in order to develop the next generation rocket, the Ariane 6, which is expected to complete its first flight in 2020.

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Industry Week in Review – June 24, 2016

Southwest Airlines announced it is postponing the delivery of 67 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft for up to six years to focus on technology and operational improvements. The delay of $1.9 billion in spending comes as delivery plans shift back from 2019 – 2022 to 2023 – 2025.

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Industry Week in Review – June 17, 2016

On Tuesday the Senate approved the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which allocates $602 billion in base defense and war spending. The bill proposes aggressive acquisition reforms, which include reduced spending on cost-plus contracts and inclusion of more contractors outside the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area (“DMV”) on Federal contracts.

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