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GE Aviation and Safran to develop more fuel efficient commercial aircraft engine
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) sentiment -0.62   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailGE Aviation and Safran to develop more fuel efficient commercial aircraft engineGeneral Electric is outlining some big investments in cleaner-burning aircraft engines. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
Persons: Safran, Phil LeBeau Organizations: GE Aviation
General Electric's aviation unit and its joint-venture partner Safran of France on Monday said they are developing new airplane engines that aim to cut emissions by more than a fifth of today's levels. GE Aviation and France's Safran together produce some of the most commonly used aircraft engines under their CFM joint venture. Together they launched a new program, called CFM Rise, that will develop and test new technology that could enter service in the mid-2030s, the companies said. GE and Safran's CFM joint venture makes engines for the Boeing 737 Max and also for the Airbus A320neo family. The companies plan to design an engine that is open fan, which is unlike the covered jet-engines on commercial aircraft.
Persons: Safran of France, France's Safran, Pratt, Whitney Organizations: Electric's, GE Aviation, CFM, GE, Boeing, Airbus, Raytheon Technologies
Archer co-CEOs on the unveiling of its electric aircraft
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) sentiment -0.71   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailArcher co-CEOs on the unveiling of its electric aircraftArcher co-founders and co-CEOs Brett Adcock and Adam Goldstein join "Squawk on the Street" to discuss the unveiling of their company's electric aircraft "Maker."
Persons: Archer, Brett Adcock, Adam Goldstein Organizations: Archer
UK and U.S. commit to settle civil aircraft dispute - joint statement
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) + 0.99   time to read: 1 min
The flags of the United States and the United Kingdom stand at the State Department in Washington, U.S. March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsBritain and the United States committed to settle a trade dispute over civil aircraft subsidies on Thursday in a joint statement issued by both countries following a meeting ahead of the G7 summit in England. "We commit to the rapid settlement of the Large Civil Aircraft dispute," said the statement, which was issued shortly after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met U.S. President Joe Biden. "We will therefore work closely to identify and pursue opportunities to deepen our already extensive trade relationship." Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Joshua Roberts Britain, Boris Johnson, Joe Biden Organizations: State Department, REUTERS, Aircraft, British, U.S, Thomson Locations: United States, United Kingdom, Washington , U.S, England
Footage released earlier this year offered more hints about China's new Xian H-20 stealth bomber. Earlier this year, the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) shared video footage that may have included some "teaser" footage of its still-to-be officially unveiled Xian H-20 stealth bomber. The four computer-generated images seemed to show key features of the Xian H-20 including a weapon bay, two adjustable tail wings, an airborne radar at the front and two stealth air intakes on each side. What we knowA B-2 stealth bomber refueling. In the simulated video, a PLAAF H-6 bomber was seen, but perhaps future simulated attack videos could include the H-20.
Persons: Xian, Jordan Castelan, XAC, Jon Grevatt, John Foster Dulles, Peter Suciu Organizations: People's Liberation Army Air Force, US Air, China North Industries, China Morning Post, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Xian Aircraft Industrial Corporation, Staff, US Air Force, Janes, South China, Weibo, Andersen Air Force Base, Locations: China, Asia, Pacific, American, Japan, Guam, Philippines, United States, Hawaii, California, Paris, Spanish, Michigan
Over the past week, a number of leaked photos of China's third aircraft carrier have surfaced online. China's third aircraft carrier, which is expected to be the country's first modern flattop, is starting to take shape at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, leaked images show. Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning. "This design will enable it to support additional fighter aircraft, fixed-wing early-warning aircraft, and more rapid flight operations," the department report said. REUTERS/Bobby YipThe first two Chinese aircraft carriers both use ski-jump-assisted short-takeoff-but-arrested-recovery (STOBAR) launch systems to sortie aircraft.
Persons: Stringer China's, Andreas Rupprecht, Matthew Funaiole, They're, Funaiole, China's, Bobby Yip, Kuznetsov, Queen Elizabeth, Russian Sukhoi Su, Kin Cheung, Bobby Yip Timothy Heath, Stringer China Organizations: Jiangnan Shipyard, REUTERS, Liberation Army Navy, Twitter, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Ford, Department of Defense, Pentagon, Liaoning, RAND Corporation, FC Locations: China, Shanghai, Liaoning, Shandong, Soviet, Jiangnan, Shenyang, Russian, Ukraine, Wuhan, Dalian, flattops
Russia's Su-57 is one of only four operational 5th-generation fighters in the world. Russia's Su-57 is widely seen as the least stealthy of the 5th-generation entrants, but there's more to a fighter jet than radar cross-sections. Real development on the modern fighter program began once again in earnest in 2002, with America's F-22 set squarely in the program's sights. Instead, they're just trying to make the Su-57 a sneaky and capable fighter with bombing capabilities … and in that regard, they seem to be succeeding. The Su-57 may not lead the pack in the realm of stealth fighters, but it doesn't need to in order to pose a threat.
Persons: Russia's Su, China's, Sukhoi Su, Lockheed Martin, America's, wasn't, Russia's, Igar Ozar, It's, Sukhoi, , it's, Steve Trimble, they're, Su, Sergei Bobylev Organizations: PAK, Associated Press, Soviet, Russia's PAK FA, PAK FA, Russia's Defence Ministry, Sukhoi, United Aircraft Corporation, Russian Air Force, Saturn, Rand, TASS, Getty, Aircraft, Aviation, Associated, they're, Russian Ministry of Defense, YouTube Locations: Chengdu, China, Soviet Union, India, Russia, Syria, Crimean, United States
Southwest Airlines orders 34 more 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.95   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in Chicago, in this April 24, 2013 photo. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines said on Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with Boeing Co to add 34 737 MAX 7 aircraft to its 2022 orders. This increase resulted in 234 firm orders for the MAX 7 aircraft from the U.S. airline in 2022. (
Persons: Jim Young Organizations: Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Boeing Co, U.S Locations: Chicago
KKR is investing $150 million in private jet firm Jet Edge via a credit facility. Through AdvantEdge program, aircraft owners are given transparent revenue forecasts for their planes. Private equity firm KKR is private aviation's newest benefactor having just invested in Jet Edge, a California-based private aviation management firm that specializes in heavy jet aircraft from Gulfstream and Bombardier, in a deal announced on Tuesday. Jet Edge now has access to a $150 million credit facility from KKR's funds. Jet Edge's charter customers will also see the difference when arranging charter flights.
Persons: Jet Edge, They've, Bill Papariella, Jet, Jet Edge's, that's, Edge, Papariella, Berkshire Hathaway, Jonah Adler, it's, Adler, Axel Springer Organizations: KKR, Edge, Jet Edge, Gulfstream, Bombardier, Atlantic Aviation, Jet, Aircraft, Aviation, Jet Edge's Locations: California, Axel
Boeing's latest challenge: China
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Chris Isidore | Cnn Business | ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
China is by far the largest and most important market for aircraft purchases. But in an age of US-Chinese trade tensions only 1% of Boeing's orders since 2017 have been reported as goingdirectly to Chinese buyers. Aircraft deliveries to China, which happen years after plane orders are placed,are stronger, accounting for nearly 20% of Boeing's total since 2017. But China is still one of three major global markets where the 737 Max has yet to get clearance to fly from aviation regulators. And although he said he was pleased by the progress clearing the other two peaks, he admitted China remains a challenge.
Persons: Max, Dave Calhoun, Calhoun, Biden, Richard Aboulafia, Aboulafia Organizations: CNN, Boeing, Aircraft, Party, Teal Group, Civil Aviation Authority of, Max, Southwest Airlines LUV Boeing Locations: York, US, China, India, Russia, Civil Aviation Authority of China
The photograph of an aircraft with an “angel-like” flare formation circulating on social media does not show a U.S. aircraft used to honor fallen servicemembers, as the post’s caption claims. One post with over 5,000 shares can be seen here and its caption reads, “THIS IS THE PLANE THAT BRINGS OUR DEAD MILITARY HOME. The plane in the photograph, however, has stabilizers (small side wings) at the top of the rudder. FLARESThe post’s claim that the flares in the photo create an angel-like figure to honor the fallen is also false. U.S. aircraft used to transport fallen servicemembers do not use flares.
Persons: servicemembers, , Read Organizations: Twitter, USAF, . Air Force, Defense, Public, Reuters Locations: U.S, Russian
A drone has refueled a US Navy fighter jet for the first time, the Navy said Monday. An unmanned tanker aircraft has successfully refueled a US Navy carrier-based fighter jet for the first time, the Navy announced Monday. The MQ-25 test asset then extend the hose and drogue from the Aerial Refueling Store and plugged into the fighter to transfer the fuel. The MQ-25 flew for the first time with the aerial refueling hardware required for its primary mission in December. Boeing said that flight testing will continue and that later this year a test asset will be sent to Norfolk, Virginia, for deck handling trials on a Navy aircraft carrier.
Persons: Boeing's, Brian Corey, Chad Reed, refuels, Leanne Caret Organizations: US Navy, Navy, Boeing, Program, Unmanned Aviation, Unmanned Carrier Aviation, EA, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, US, Nimitz Locations: MidAmerica, Mascoutah , Illinois, Norfolk , Virginia
But to Beijing, the offer is a major provocation that risks escalating both cross-strait and US-China relations. Previously, Chinese state media has threatened against the presence of US military aircraft in Taiwan with war. The photos were taken down globally from Bing on Friday -- the 32nd anniversary of China's brutal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Xinjiang "Julien" Jin and co-conspirators allegedly terminated at least four video meetings commemorating the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre last June. -- By David GoldmanA man stands alone to block a line of tanks in Beijing in the iconic 1989 Tiananmen Square image.
Persons: Tsai Ing, Sen, Tammy Duckworth, Joseph Wu, Xiang, Biden, Bing, Julien, Jin, David Goldman, China's, Wang Wenbin, Geoffrey Nice, Slobodan Milosevic Organizations: CNN, Sunday, US Air Force, Taipei's, Airport, American, Boeing, Taiwan's Central News Agency, Global Times, US, US Navy, Taiwan Straits, Microsoft, Bing, Google, FBI, Foreign Locations: China, Taiwan, United States, Beijing, Taipei, Taiwan's, Washington, Huzhou, Beijing's, Xinjiang, Tiananmen, Asia, Japan, Pakistan, Cambodia, Anqing, London, Serbian
Planes Grounded by Covid-19 Largely Avoid the Junkyard—for Now
  + stars: | 2021-06-04 | by ( Mike Cherney | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
SYDNEY—After the coronavirus pandemic grounded air travel, many of the thousands of aircraft that were parked at storage facilities around the globe seemed destined for the scrap heap. Instead, aircraft owners are junking fewer planes than just before the pandemic. About 440 large commercial jetliners were scrapped in 2020, a roughly 15% decline compared with 2019, according to aviation-analytics firm Cirium. Another factor: prices for spare parts are low because many planes are grounded and don’t need extra components. Aircraft owners generate revenue from parts taken out of scrapped planes, so they may wait until demand for spares rises before junking their planes.
Persons: SYDNEY —, Rob Morris Organizations: SYDNEY, Airlines, Aircraft
Groundhog Day for Garuda’s creditors
  + stars: | 2021-06-04 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
A technician walks as he checks Garuda Indonesia's Airbus A330-200 airplane at the GMF AeroAsia, at Soekarno-Hatta International airport near Jakarta, Indonesia, March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan - RC1C9E7F4490One year ago, creditors of Garuda Indonesia (GIAA.JK) gave the national carrier approval for a three-year extension on a $500 million sukuk, or Islamic bond. Garuda was in poor shape pre-pandemic, and its long effort to avoid bankruptcy has come to a head. A court hearing on Thai Airways International’s (THAI.BK) $7.8 billion restructuring has been delayed read more because of creditor complaints. While shareholders in the long-haul unit of Malaysia’s AirAsia (AIRA.KL) have approved a debt rejig, creditors are yet to consent.
Persons: Willy Kurniawan, Una Galani Organizations: Airbus, Hatta, REUTERS, Garuda, Aircraft, Thai Airways, Malaysia’s AirAsia Locations: Soekarno, Jakarta, Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia, Una, Japan, EU
Lawyers attend the judges' inspection of the reconstruction of the MH17 wreckage, as part of the murder trial ahead of the beginning of a critical stage, in Reijen, Netherlands, May 26, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/PoolFamilies of people who died in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 said they were preparing to hear painful details when a critical stage of a trial over the crash starts on Monday. MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down by a missile fired from territory held by pro-Russian rebels during fighting with Ukrainian government troops, international investigators say. One, Russian Oleg Pulatov, is represented in the proceedings and has said he had no involvement in the crash. The other three are being tried in absentia and have not appointed lawyers to represent them during the proceedings.
Persons: de, MH17, Piet Ploeg, Ploeg, Prosecutors, Russian Oleg Pulatov Organizations: REUTERS, Malaysia Airlines, Reuters, Aircraft Missile Brigade, Prosecutors, Thomson Locations: Reijen, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, Ukrainian, Amsterdam's Schiphol, Moscow, Russia, Ukraine, Russian
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Treasury Department is updating a government list of Chinese companies with alleged ties to defense or surveillance technology sectors, making them subject to a U.S. investment ban. People walk past a Huawei store in Beijing, China June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu WangBelow is a list of the Chinese entities published on Thursday by the Treasury. Surveillance technology:- Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.- Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Entities owned or controlled by a person who operates or has operated in at least one of these two sectors:- China Communications Construction Group (Limited)- China Electronics Corporation- China Mobile Limited- China Telecom Corporation Limited- China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited- CNOOC Limited- Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd.- Panda Electronics Group Co., Ltd.- Proven Glory Capital Limited- Proven Honour Capital Limited.
Persons: Wang Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Treasury Department, Huawei, REUTERS, Treasury, Defense Department click Defense, Engine Corporation of China, Aerospace CH UAV Co, Aerospace Communications Holdings Group Company, Aerosun Corporation, Anhui Greatwall Military Industry Company, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, AVIC, Technology Company, Heavy Machinery Company, Optronic Technology, AVIC Shenyang Aircraft Company, Xi’An Aircraft Industry Group Company, Changsha Jingjia Microelectronics Company, China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, China Aerospace Science, Industry Corporation, Technology Corporation, China Aerospace Times Electronics Co, China Avionics Systems Company, China Communications Construction Company, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, China General Nuclear Power Corporation, China Marine Information Electronics Company, China Mobile Communications Group Co, China National Nuclear Corporation, China, Offshore Oil Corporation, China North Industries Group Corporation, China Nuclear Engineering Corporation, China Railway Construction Corporation, China Satellite Communications Co, China Shipbuilding Industry Company, China Shipbuilding Industry Group Power Company, China South Industries Group Corporation, Co, China StateShipbuilding Corporation, China Telecommunications Corporation, China United Network Communications Group Co, CSSC, Marine Engineering, Company, Fujian, Electron Technology, Guizhou Space Appliance Co, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co, Huawei Technologies Co, Mongolia First Machinery Group Co, Inspur, Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry Co, Nanjing Panda Electronics Company, Navigation Control Technology Co, Panda Electronics, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, Rocket Technology Company, Instruments Company, . Entities, China Communications Construction Group, China Electronics Corporation, China Mobile, China Telecom Corporation, CNOOC, Huawei Investment, Holding Locations: U.S, Beijing, China, Changsha, Guizhou, Hangzhou, Mongolia, Jiangxi, Nanjing, Shaanxi, Hong Kong
REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstPresident Joe Biden signed an executive order on Thursday that bans U.S. entities from investing in dozens of Chinese companies with alleged ties to defense or surveillance technology sectors, a move his administration says expands the scope of a legally flawed Trump-era order. The order prevents U.S. investment from supporting the Chinese military-industrial complex, as well as military, intelligence, and security research and development programs, Biden said in the order. "In addition, I find that the use of Chinese surveillance technology outside the PRC and the development or use of Chinese surveillance technology to facilitate repression or serious human rights abuse constitute unusual and extraordinary threats," Biden said, using the acronym for the People's Republic of China. A second official told reporters that the inclusion of Chinese surveillance technology companies expanded the scope of the Trump administration's initial order last year, which the White House argues was carelessly drafted, leaving it open to court challenges. In May, a judge signed an order removing the designation on Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi (1810.HK), which was among the more high-profile Chinese technology companies that the Trump administration targeted for alleged ties to China's military.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jonathan Ernst President Joe Biden, Trump, Biden, White, Donald Trump's, Kurt Campbell, shrugged, Wu Kan, divesting, Stewart Baker, Baker Organizations: White, REUTERS, Treasury Department, Department of Defense, Defense Department, Aviation Industry Corp of China, China Mobile Communications Group, China National Offshore Oil Corp, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co, Huawei Technologies Ltd, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp, HK, Trump, Soochow Securities, Commercial Aircraft Corp of China, Boeing Co, Airbus, Gowin Semiconductor Corp, Luokung Technology Corp, Department of Homeland Security Locations: Washington , U.S, People's Republic of China, China, Hangzhou, Pacific, U.S
United Airlines to buy aircraft from Boom Supersonic in climate push
  + stars: | 2021-06-03 | by ( ) sentiment -0.95   time to read: +1 min
A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 arrives at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo/File PhotoUnited Airlines (UAL.O) said on Thursday it signed an agreement with Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic to buy aircraft that would run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel as the company looks to cut carbon emissions. Under the agreement, the airline will purchase 15 of Boom's 'Overture' aircraft once they meet United's safety, operating and sustainability requirements, with an option for an additional 35 aircraft. U.S. startups Aerion, Boom and Spike Aerospace are working to reintroduce supersonic passenger travel for the first time since the Anglo-French Concorde retired in 2003. The new Overture aircraft will cut travel times in half, United added.
Persons: Kamil Krzaczynski, Boom's Organizations: United Airlines Boeing, International, REUTERS, United Airlines, Spike Aerospace, Concorde, Thomson Locations: Chicago , Illinois, U.S, Denver
An Air Force investigation found the incident was caused by birds, and it wasn't the first time. The reason behind the destroyed plane was finally uncovered by an Air Force investigation. A B-52H at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, February 8, 2021. Another one took place in 2012, when Air Force Two absorbed a bird strike, according to a report by the London Daily Mail. In short, those fine feathered friends are anything but friendly when it comes to sharing the skies with the Air Force.
Persons:, it's, Jacob M, Thompson, Bird Organizations: Air Force, 5th, Global Strike Command, Andersen Air Force Base, US Air Force, Boeing, Elmendorf Air Force Base, London Daily, Aircraft Strike Hazard Locations: Guam, Alaska
Kuala Lumpur The Foreign Ministry of Malaysia on Tuesday said it would summon China's envoy to explain an "intrusion" by 16 People's Liberation Army Air Force planes into its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), after Malaysia's military detected "suspicious" activity over the South China Sea. Malaysia's air force said it scrambled jets on Monday to conduct visual confirmation after the planes flew within 60 nautical miles off Sarawak state of Malaysian Borneo. It described the incident as a "serious threat to national sovereignty and flight safety." The Chinese planes did not contact regional air traffic control despite being instructed several times, the air force said. JUST WATCHED Why it matters who owns the seas Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Why it matters who owns the seas 03:48Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Malaysia will issue a note of diplomatic protest and ask China's ambassador to Malaysia to explain the "breach of the Malaysian airspace and sovereignty."
Persons: Hishammuddin Hussein Organizations: Foreign Ministry, Liberation Army Air Force, Malaysian Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, South China, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
F-35B Lightning II aircrafts are seen on the deck of the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier offshore Portugal, May 27, 2021. THREATS AND CHALLENGESBritain, like China, now has two aircraft carriers, both countries dwarfed by the United States' 11. China claims 90% of the potentially energy-rich South China Sea, but Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also lay claim to parts of it. The United States has long opposed China's expansive territorial claims there, sending warships regularly through the waterway to demonstrate freedom of navigation. "It sends a message of NATO's resolve," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said onboard the aircraft carrier.
Persons: HMS Queen, Bart Biesemans, HMS, Elizabeth, Steve Moorhouse, Moorhouse, Jens Stoltenberg Organizations: British, NATO, Reuters, European Union, London, United, Thomson Locations: Portugal, Britain, China, Beijing, United Kingdom, India, Australia, United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, France, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, U.S, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam
The Air Force has put more than 200 aircraft on the chopping block in its new budget proposal. The Air Force plans to cut 48 of these aircraft, which are steadily being replaced by the F-15EX Eagle II. The Air Force plans to buy 144 of the new variant. The Air Force has proposed scrapping 18 of these aircraft, reducing the size of the tanker fleet to 376 aircraft. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston WebbThe KC-10 is a newer aerial-refueling tanker that has been serving the Air Force since the 1980s.
Persons: Defense Lloyd Austin, Jim Haseltine, Keifer Bowes, John McRell, Vincent De Groot, Preston Webb, Caila, John Lasky, Aaron Church, Mark Milley Organizations: Air Force, Pentagon, US Air Force, of, Air, Defense, Department of Defense, USAF, . Air Force, The Air Force, Staff, KC, . Air National Guard, Senior, Tech, Hercules, Target, STARS, Joint Chiefs Locations: China
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said she is optimistic that the United States and Europe can settle a longstanding dispute over aircraft subsidies, leaving them free to focus on larger issues, including China’s nascent aircraft industry. But I want to underscore how optimistic I am,” Tai told Reuters in an interview late Wednesday. Both sides agreed in March to suspend tariffs on billions of dollars of imports in a 16-year-old dispute at the World Trade Organization over subsidies for planemakers Airbus and Boeing. Asked if Washington would remove steel and aluminum tariffs as Europe expects, Tai said the bigger problem was global market distortion, a reference to overproduction by China. She has insisted that any solution to the metals tariff dispute be tied to a solution to global excess production capacity driven by China.
Persons: Katherine Tai, Bill O'Leary, Donald Trump’s, ” Tai, , we’ve, Valdis Dombrovskis, Tai, Dombrovskis, Organizations: WASHINGTON, . Trade, Commerce, Justice, Science, U.S . Trade Representative, Capitol, REUTERS Tai, European Union, Britain, Reuters, World Trade Organization, Airbus, Boeing, European Locations: United States, Europe, Washington , U.S, Brussels, Washington, China, U.S
An F/A-18E Super Hornet flies over the flight deck of the carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea last year. The nuclear-powered, 1,100-foot long, 97,000-ton US Navy aircraft carriers each have an air wing of 75 aircraft, including F/A-18 fighter jets. People's Liberation Army forces have in recent months been on frequent maneuvers in the South China Sea. The aircraft carriers USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan conduct dual-carrier operations in the South China Sea in July 2020. It is expected to transit the South China Sea sometime in late summer on its way to Japan.
Persons: Ronald Reagan, Collin Koh, Koh, there'll, Thomas Shugart, Shugart, Biden, Lloyd Austin, Reagan, Dwight D, Eisenhower, Nimitz, Theodore Roosevelt, Carl Schuster, Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center . Schuster, Schuster, Elizabeth, John Kirby Organizations: CNN, United States Navy, Washington, Rajaratnam, of International Studies, Hornet, US Navy, Center, New, Defense, Pacific, US Naval Institute News, USS Nimitz, Navy, US, People's Liberation Army, PLA, Global, China, Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center ., Air Force, UK Royal Navy, Britain's, US Marine Corps, Former US Navy, Pentagon Locations: Asia, China, Japan, Afghanistan, East Asia, Beijing, South, Sea, Taiwan, Singapore, New American, Central Asia, Persian, Yokosuka, Tokyo, South China, Washington, San Diego, Qingdao, Liaoning, Shandong, Sanya, Hainan, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, England
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