China's investment of billions of dollars in a domestic commercial aviation industry has yet to result in a commercially viable aircraft and is unlikely to do so for the foreseeable future, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
From the very beginning of development of the 787 family, Boeing said it would design the Dreamliner with the plan of eventually offering it in freighter configuration. The key word, of course, was "eventually."
A delegation from Dubai World Central (DWC) recently concluded a roadshow in the U.S. that aimed to open discussions with key industry players and initiate the creation of an integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services supply chain in DWC's Aviation District.
The U.S. relies on a single Chinese company for buta-netriol (BT), the chemical needed to produce the solid rocket fuel used to propel Hellfire air-to-ground missiles. Hellfire missiles are launched from attack helicopters and unmanned drones. The last U.S. producer of BT, Cytec Industries, discontinued production in 2004.
Last month the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the unmanned systems industry's largest trade organization, released its first economic study detailing just how an expected $82bn in economic impacts resulting from the integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the national airspace will be spread across the 50 states.