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The logistics of Export Control Reform for the aerospace industry

On October 15, 2013, the first pair of final rules implementing the President’s Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative became effective. These rules, which govern military aircraft and aircraft parts, redefine the line...more

Spacing Out: BIS Issues Report on Export Controls and the Space Industrial Base

In February 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a report (“Report”) detailing the impact of export controls on the U.S. space industry. Titled the “U.S. Space Industry...more

Red Notice Newsletter - September 2013

INTRODUCTION - Welcome to the September 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month on the anticorruption front, several U.S. financial executives plead guilty in a...more

Aviation manufacturing finds a home in Mexico

The aerospace manufacturing industry in Mexico has been building momentum over the last decade. The national government has been focused on developing domestic industry to build the Mexican economy. This focus of priorities...more

Precision CastParts Agrees to Acquire Permaswage for $600 Million

Client Precision Castparts Corp. announced it has agreed to acquire Permaswage Holding SAS, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of aerospace fittings, for $600 million....more

Mexico’s Booming Aerospace Sector: an Opportunity for Many

For years, Mexico has been quietly but steadily building itself into a manufacturing powerhouse, and automobile manufacturers have known for decades that Mexico’s highly skilled and ethical workforce are among the world’s...more

Up, Up, and Away - Fast, flat, and lean, SpaceX is helping America’s space industry regain its competitive edge.

Ten years ago, SpaceX was barely a blip on the aerospace industry’s radar screen. Since then it has skyrocketed to prominence, notably as the first private company to have berthed a spacecraft at the International Space...more

Aerospace Review's Report: Recommendations on Export and Domestic Controls and Industrial Regional Benefits Policies

On November 29, 2012, the Honourable David Emerson released the Aerospace Review’s report (the “Report”), a set of two volumes entitled Beyond the Horizon: Canada’s Interests and Future in Aerospace and Reaching Higher:...more

UK Serious Fraud Office Focuses on Overseas Corruption with Rolls Royce Investigation

Aerospace and defence companies, foreign intermediaries and anti-corruption legislation are back in the spotlight. On December 6th, Rolls Royce Holdings plc, the world’s second-largest manufacturer of aircraft engines,...more

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