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MH 370 Spurs Special Meeting on Global Airline Flight Tracking

Because of the unprecedented situation with Malaysian Airlines Flight (MH 370), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced it will conduct a special meeting on the global tracking of airline flights. The ICAO is an agency of the United Nations, and it is inviting both government and industry experts to discuss the global tracking issue […]

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Construction Adds 19,000 Workers

According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), employment in the construction industry reached its highest level in March since June 2009. Government data analyzed by AGC showed that construction organizations added 19,000 workers to their payrolls. This helped to reduce the industry’s unemployment to its lowest level in seven years. In March, construction […]

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Damaged Wing Delays Boeing 787

As if Boeing has not received enough attention for manufacturing issues with its 787 Dreamliner in the past, it now has another opportunity to address potential concerns regarding this airplane. The Wall Street Journal reported that aerospace giant publicly confirmed that its wing supplier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, discovered that its re-designed manufacturing processes may have caused small […]

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GM’s Soon-To-Be Aluminum Trucks

General Motors (GM) realized that Ford was onto something when Ford used aluminum in the body of its 2015 F-150 pickup. The use of aluminum enabled Ford to reduce the fullsize truck’s weight by 700 pounds which undoubtedly is going to impact its gas mileage in a positive way. Not wanting to be outdone, GM […]

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2014 Engineering Conferences

As you consider how to refine your knowledge in engineering-related industries such as automotive, engineering and construction, aerospace, controls and automation, it could also be advantageous to enhance your professional network at the same time. Conferences can be a productive way to accomplish both objectives. With this in mind, here are key conferences for the […]

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