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2009-01-19
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At the 2009 NAIAS, GM unveils the first potential variant of its 2011 Volt extended-range electric car—and it's a Cadillac.
2009-01-19
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Chrysler's newest concept car spotlights a cabin devoid of buttons and switches, but this sedan is totally in touch with its surroundings.
2009-01-19
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In line with its plans to launch an urban commuter battery-electric vehicle (BEV) by 2012, Toyota unveiled its FT-EV Concept during media days in Detroit.
2009-01-19
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Airbus on Jan. 14 celebrated the start of construction work on the final assembly line for the A350 XWB, which is scheduled to enter service in 2013. Workers at the 74,000 ft2 factory in Toulouse, France, will mate the fuselage to the wings.
2009-01-19
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Volkswagen Group of America on Jan. 14 announced formation of a new company, Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC, for its $1 billion-plus plant in Chattanooga that is nearing start of construction. 
2009-01-19
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BorgWarner on Jan. 14 announced it had signed a contract to establish a joint venture with China Automobile Development United Investment Co. Ltd., a company owned by 12 Chinese automakers comprising FAW, SAIC, Dongfeng, Chery, ChangAn, Brilliance, Guangzhu, Changfeng, JAC, Geely, Polarsun, and Great Wall Motor.
2009-01-16
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Three commercial truck tires produced by Yokohama Tire Corp. have been approved by the U.S. EPA SmartWay program, which promotes cleaner, more efficient truck technologies. According to the EPA, Yokohama’s RY617 steer tire, 703ZL drive tire (shown), and RY587MC2 trailer tire met the SmartWay program’s criteria regarding low rolling resistance; as a result, the tires can be used on trucks that are SmartWay-certified.
2009-01-16
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Antonov, developer of a revolutionary new type of automatic transmission, has just announced that Chinese carmaker Lifan Motors has expressed formal interest in assessing the Antonov TX6 transmission for installation in its 2010 late-model-year sedans. AEI contributor Mark Wilkinson went to Chongqing to examine the transmission.
2009-01-16
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A large portion of Kaiser Aluminum’s automotive business is extruded aluminum products. “Aluminum extrusions are remarkably efficient structures,” said Doug Richman, VP of Engineering and Technology, Kaiser Aluminum Corp. “Our focus is currently on multivoid hollow structures: bumpers, the crash can which is the energy absorber behind the bumper, the engine cradles, and subframes.”
2009-01-16
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Kaiser Aluminum’s motto is “Higher, Lighter, Lower”—higher strength, lighter weight, and lower processing cost. Doug Richman, VP of Engineering and Technology, said that the first wave of reducing weight in vehicles involved the large castings: engines, cylinder heads, and wheels. The move is now to take the benefits of lightweight aluminum to the next group of heavy components: suspension arms.
2009-01-16
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BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems has released the S410T replacement turbocharger for late model Mercedes MBE4000 engines. The S410T is covered by a one-year or 100,000-mi (161,000-km) repair-or-replace warranty.
2009-01-15
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There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the engineering costs that can be paid for with the federal funds to be dispatched to the auto industry via the Department of Energy's advanced technology vehicles loan program. The transition from the Bush to Obama administration only heightens the uncertainty.
2009-01-14
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The long-term goals of the EU are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20%, improve energy efficiency 20%, and obtain 20% of energy from renewable sources—all by 2020. Automobile emissions are set to be reduced to 95 g CO2/km, also by 2020.
2009-01-14
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With GKN Aerospace's recent acquisition of the Airbus wing component and assemblies manufacturing unit at Filton, U.K., EADS/Airbus has completed its aerostructures reorganization strategy. This initiative combines the divestment of non-core activities and sites, allowing Airbus to concentrate on its core business as an aircraft designer and integrator.
2009-01-14
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Airbus selected Goodrich Corp. to supply wheels and carbon brakes for all variants of the A350 XWB family of aircraft. The selection is expected to generate more than $3 billion in revenue over the life of the program.
2009-01-14
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Honeywell is providing the avionics subsystem for the new Constellation Space Suit System being developed by Oceaneering International Inc. Honeywell will design, develop, and integrate the advanced avionics for the Constellation Space Suit System as part of the Oceaneering team.
2009-01-14
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Northrop Grumman Corp. has been awarded a pair of contracts to outfit U.S. Marine Corps CH-53D and CH-46E helicopters with its Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) system. Under the terms of the contracts, with a combined value of $13.3 million, Northrop Grumman will integrate the DIRCM self-protection system onto the CH-53D helicopter fleet, making the CH-53D the third Marine Corps rotary-wing platform to receive DIRCM protection from shoulder-launched, heat-seeking missile threats.
2009-01-14
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Rolls-Royce has been selected to design and develop a robust electrical power system (REPS) as part of the Integrated Vehicle Energy Technology component and subsystem development (INVENT-SDD). The $690,000 contract, awarded by the U.S.
2009-01-14
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QuesTek Innovations LLC has been awarded three Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to develop new metal alloys for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. The Evanston, IL-based materials solutions company will apply its proprietary Materials by Design R&D process to the design and development of the alloys.
2009-01-14
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Lockheed Martin Corp. reached an agreement to acquire Universal Systems & Technology Inc. (UNITECH). UNITECH provides interactive training and simulation, homeland security, and technical solutions to the U.S.
2009-01-14
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Goodrich selected the U.S. Air Force's Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC) at Hill AFB, UT, to provide specialty coatings on landing gear for the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. The OO-ALC will apply high-velocity oxygenated fuel (HVOF) thermal spray coating on Goodrich landing gear components produced for the F-35.
2009-01-13
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Though this year’s Consumer Electronics Show mirrored the dreary economic times, suppliers in the intertwined consumer and automotive markets continued their efforts to bring more technologies into the vehicle. Television broadcasts are moving to augment telematics and HD radio, which are rapidly gaining momentum.
2009-01-12
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Southwest Airlines awarded GE Aviation a $40 million contract to provide the SDS-6000 large-area display suite for Boeing 737 Classic aircraft. First production deliveries will take place in early 2011.
2009-01-12
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Lockheed Martin and Thales Alenia Space of Italy are forming a strategic partnership to jointly develop and deliver a new family of space-based remote sensing systems. Thales Alenia Space develops, manufactures, and delivers turnkey remote sensing systems including satellites, platforms, and payloads that feature synthetic aperture radars for civilian, defense, and dual-use applications.
2009-01-12
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The U.S FAA has authorized B/E Aerospace Inc.’s Flight Structures unit (FSI) to convert Airbus A300-600 passenger aircraft to freighters. The company previously announced that it had been awarded a $45 million contract by China Southern Airlines to convert six of its A300-600 passenger aircraft to freighters.
2009-01-12
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Goodrich Corp. and Rolls-Royce Group plc have formed a joint-venture company to develop and supply engine controls for Rolls-Royce aero engines. The company, Rolls-Royce Goodrich Engine Control Systems Ltd., operates as Aero Engine Controls, of which each company owns 50%.
2009-01-12
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NASA awarded a long-term contract to Orbital Sciences Corp. to provide cargo transportation services to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The contract, awarded under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) program, has an expected value of $1.9 billion for cargo transportation missions to be conducted between 2011 and 2015.
2009-01-12
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Fairchild Controls, a business unit of EADS North America headquartered in Frederick, MD, has been selected to develop an airborne cooling system for Northrop Grumman Corp.’s ALQ-122 electronics suite installed on U.S.
2009-01-12
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Porsche has taken its new four-door, four-seat Panamera partially off the secret list and confirmed that there will be a hybrid version.
2009-01-12
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BMW has given its new Z4 two-seat sports car a retractable hardtop, plus a raft of technology changes, and has stretched its dimensions.
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