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Thursday, January 21, 2010

1,600 jetliners may have defective cockpit door locks
Last September, the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency ordered airlines to fix cockpit door locking mechanisms on Boeing 747 passenger and cargo jumbo jets. Industry officials and security experts fear thousands of commercial jets still require modifications to keep the doors secure. The Wall Street Journal (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitter

Pentagon to take less ambitious approach to F-35 testing, acquisition
To make sure large numbers of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets can be efficiently built when U.S. and allied fighter fleets need to be replaced, the Pentagon is slowing down the testing and acquisition process. "The path we were on was too aggressive, so there's an effort under way to reduce concurrency, to lengthen the period associated with testing, to increase the number of test assets and make the production rate somewhat less ambitious," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. Navy Times (1/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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