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2008-08-18
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An all-electric version, a hybrid, an all-wheel-drive variant; new technology to reduce aerodynamic noise; and sharper aesthetics that reflect those of the Scirocco Coupe will distinguish Volkswagen’s new model.
2008-08-15
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Kobelco Construction Machinery America is investing $10.5 million in its Calhoun, GA, operations. Approximately $5 million has been appropriated for production expansion into a new 52,000-ft2 (4830-­m2) building while an additional $1.5 million will be used to develop a new training center.
2008-08-15
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Boeing has cited a worldwide shortage of aerospace fasteners as one reason it has delayed the flight-test program of its 787, which is now in development. One of the main reasons there are shortages today is fastener manufacturers were forced to consolidate their operations earlier in the decade when orders dried up during the last downturn.
2008-08-15
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A serial hybrid drive axle concept for city buses, an independently suspended heavy-truck chassis concept, and revised automated and automatic transmissions are among the exhibits that ZF will be displaying at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.
2008-08-14
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Extended field trials with Iveco Daily hybrid diesel/electric-powered vehicles are beginning in Italy, after the company delivered 10 Daily hybrids to express air delivery company FedEx Express. Iveco claims fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions reductions of up to 30% in urban driving cycles.
2008-08-14
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Volvo Powertrain will begin trials with dimethyl ether (DME) fueled trucks in Sweden between late 2009 and early 2010. The trials will involve 14 trucks, with funding from the Swedish Energy Agency and the European 7th Framework Program.
2008-08-14
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MAN will introduce wide-ranging changes to its diesel engines, trucks, and buses and will unveil new hybrid models at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover this September. The company will focus attention on engines that comply with Euro 5 and the voluntary European EEV (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicles) emissions limits.
2008-08-14
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The British Secretary of State for Transport Ruth Kelly and Secretary of State for the Environment Hilary Benn have set out the U.K. government’s approach regarding biofuels. The statement follows the publication of the “Gallagher Review,” commissioned by the U.K. government in February. The review was prompted by rising food prices and recent research into the effects of land-use change stimulated by the growing demand for biofuels.
2008-08-14
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Mercedes-Benz will launch the revised model at the IAA Hannover Show in September, incorporating a range of new safety features such as the company’s Active Brake Assist system first seen on the Actros heavy truck.
2008-08-14
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Bosch Rexroth announced plans to acquire all shares in Hägglunds Drives AB, based in Mellansel, Sweden. Hägglunds Drives is a supplier of complete hydraulic drive systems, separate drive motors, and services.
2008-08-14
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Volvo CE is investing SEK 341 million in a new paint shop in the company’s articulated hauler plant in Braås, Sweden. This investment will lead to an increase in capacity in the plant, a reduced impact on the environment, and added improvement in quality.
2008-08-14
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The Mahle Group has opened a new tech center in Jundiai, Brazil. The newly built 16,800-m2 (180,800-ft2) complex for research and development houses laboratories and test cells. During planning, construction, and operation of the new building, severe environmental restrictions were followed as the area is situated in the environmentally protected zone of the Japi mountains.
2008-08-14
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Cummins Inc. has concluded its joint ventures with CNH Global N.V. and Iveco N.V. Under the new agreement, Cummins will purchase CNH’s equity stake in Consolidated Diesel Co. (CDC) and will sell its interest in the European Engine Alliance (EEA).
2008-08-14
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The Tognum Group and the Swiss company Hug Engineering AG have agreed on a joint venture for cooperation in the field of exhaust aftertreatment. The new company will be established Oct. 1, with its headquarters in Switzerland.
2008-08-13
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The company will showcase a range of new products at September’s IAA Hannover Show including new tires, a driver assist system, a new tachograph with a remote download option, and a new tire-pressure sensor system. It has also launched new software to analyze accident data from vehicle tachographs.
2008-08-12
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Where there’s a wheel, there could be a way toward a quick and relatively easy reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
2008-08-12
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­­­­­­Orbital Sciences Corp. is expanding its workforce in the Southern California area with the opening of a new engineering and technology center in the fa­ll of this year. To augment its launch vehicle and space systems' engineering capabilities, ­Orbital is finalizing plans to establish a West Coast office to tap the wealth of aeros­pace e­ngineering ­expertise in the­ Southern California­ area.
2008-08-12
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NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center awar­ded a multi-year contract to Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Integrated Systems Division of San Diego for engineering and technical services in support of the center's planned operation of two Global Hawk aircraft.
2008-08-12
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Bombardier Aerospace selected Parker Aerospace as the exclusive supplier for a period of 10 years of fly-by-wire flight-control systems for all new Bombardier widebody aircraft programs requiring this technology.
2008-08-12
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Lockheed Martin Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aculight Corp. based in Bothell, WA. Aculight is a privately held company primarily focused on providing laser-based solutions for national defense and aerospace customers. 
2008-08-12
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Mooney Airplane Co. has entered into a joint engineering project with Rolls-Royce to explore using the RR500 as an alternative-fuel (Jet A) powerplant to complement the current Mooney product line. Mooney’s participation in the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s Future Avgas Strategy and Transition Plan and Mooney’s experience in building high-performance airframes make the two companies logical partners for the new project.
2008-08-12
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Sikorsky Aircraft has chosen Hamilton Sundstrand to supply the Utility Management System (UMS) for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, which is under development for use by the U.S. Marines. The UMS includes two different digital electronic computers, designed and developed by Hamilton Sundstrand.
2008-08-12
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Cessna Aircraft Co. selected Eaton Corp. as the fuel systems supplier for the new, large cabin, intercontinental Model 850 Citation Columbus business jet. The value of the program to Eaton is estimated at approximately $100 million over 20 years.
2008-08-12
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Vision Systems International (VSI) has been awarded an initial contract of more than $17 million from Boeing for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) in 145 F-15E Strike Eagles. The contract includes dual-seat capable JHMCS hardware and pilot equipment including helmets and visors.
2008-08-12
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Goodrich Corp. received an initial production contract from Northrop Grumman Corp. to provide its weapons bay door drive system for all models of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The contract is expected to generate more than $20 million in revenue through early 2011.
2008-08-12
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The U.S. Office of Naval Research awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a contract to develop and demonstrate a signals intelligence (SIGINT) payload for use on a UAV under the Warfighter's Tactical SIGINT Resource (WTSR) program.
2008-08-12
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Volvo Aero entered into an agreement with Pratt & Whitney to join P&W’s Geared Turbofan engine program. Under this arrangement, Volvo Aero will be responsible for three major components for both the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) and the Bombardier CSeries aircraft engin­es.
2008-08-12
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Raytheon has joined Boeing’s EP-X industry team. EP-X is a manned airborne intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting aircraft that will replace the U.S. Navy's EP-3 signals intelligence (SIGINT) platform.
2008-08-11
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A global-linked engineering development center will help engineers test engines, transmissions, and other powertrain components faster and at less cost. An up to 50% engineering efficiency improvement is expected for many lab procedures.
2008-08-11
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Bombardier Aerospace signed a contract with the Shenyang Aircraft Corp. (SAC), a subsidiary of the state-owned aviation industrial entity China Aviation Industry Corp. (AVIC I), to supply the center fuselage on the newly launched Bombardier CSeries aircraft.
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