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Articles tagged with: General Dynamics

12 May 2014

Collier Trophy Finalists: X-47B and PurePower GTF Engine

Author: Richard L. Aboulafia, Drawn From: World Military & Civil Aircraft Briefing

The National Aeronautic Association Collier Trophy Committee is a great place to see present-day glimpses of our industry's future, and this year I was privileged to serve on it for a third time. There were two finalists, Northrop Grumman's X-47B (the winner) and Pratt & Whitney's PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine, which superbly illustrated two radically different aspects of our future.

06 May 2014

Growth in Business Jet Market Eclipsing Stagnant Military Market

Author: Richard L. Aboulafia, Drawn From: World Military & Civil Aircraft Briefing

High-end business jets are a strong market. General Dynamics' first-quarter results, announced last month, show the continued evolution of the company from an almost pure-play defense prime to a company deriving nearly half (45%) of its earnings from Gulfstream Aerospace and Jet Aviation, two units that focus on manufacturing, completing, and supporting high-end ($26 million-plus) jets. 

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