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Rapid Fire Oct. 11, 2012: Little Taste Left for Big Mergers

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After you, big guy * Analysts see prime contractors hunkering down rather than consolidate, after the failed BAE-EADS merger. Acquisitions or mergers involving tier 2 players are more likely. * The US Air Force’s Air Mobility Command recently conducted flight tests with C-17s flying in formations meant to reduce drag on the trailing aircraft(s), like geese V-shaped migrations. This could save fuel, and continues work started last decade by NASA and Boeing with the Autonomous Formation Flight [PDF]. Researchers from Stanford pitched a similar idea to Airbus 3 years ago, which so far seems to have translated into a CGI… with a 2050 horizon. * The SPEEA trade union filed [PDF] two Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges against Boeing earlier this week ahead of another round of work contract negotiation meetings yesterday. A vast majority of their members rejected [PDF] Boeing’s contract offer at the beginning of the month. According to Boeing, the current contract expired on Oct. 6 and remains in effect until Nov. 25, 2012, which takes strikes off the table until that date. Lockheed Martin workers got little out of a long strike in Texas earlier this year. * Germany recently bought five 127/64 Light Weight naval […]

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