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  Will China Copy  The Su-35?  WEEK  AVIATION & SPACE TECHNOLOGY  INDIA’S OUTLIERHow IndiGo Is Thriving  What U.S. ElectionsMean for A&D A Penton ®  PublicationAviationWeek.com/ awst $7.95 OCTOBER 27, 2014 PRATT’S BIG WEEK MRJ, KC-390, G500/600 Rolling Out the Mitsubishi Regional Jet RICH MEDIA EXCLUSIVERICH MEDIA EXCLUSIVERICH MEDIA EXCLUSIVE    Count down with us at   rocket.com When you own the name rocket.com, people get ideas. Naturally, we’re known for historicbreakthroughs in propulsion. Our next ideas expand our universe to affordable, reliableadvances in space technology, defense – and applications we have yet to launch.    Editor-In-Chief   Joseph C. Anselmo Executive Editor  James R. Asker Managing Editors Jen DiMascio, Jens Flottau, Graham Warwick  Assistant Managing Editor  Michael Stearns  Art Director  Lisa Caputo Director, Digital Content Strategy  Rupa Haria DEFENSE, SPACE AND SECURITY Editors  Jen DiMascio (Managing Editor), Jefferson Morris (Associate Managing Editor), Michael Bruno,  Amy Butler, Michael Fabey, Sean Meade, Frank Morring, Jr., Bill Sweetman (Chief Editor, Defense Technology Edition) CIVIL AVIATION/MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OVERHAUL  Editors  Jens Flottau (Managing Editor), Madhu Unnikrishnan (Associate Managing Editor), Sean Broderick, Cathy Buyck, John Croft, William Garvey, Fred George, Rupa Haria, Kerry Lynch, Guy Norris, Bradley Perrett, Jessica Salerno, Adrian Schofield, Brian Sumers, Lee Ann Tegtmeier (Chief Editor, MRO Edition), Jeremy Torr Chief Aircraft Evaluation Editor Fred George For individual e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and more,  go to www .  AviationWeek.com / editors EDITORIAL OFFICES 1166 Ave of Americas, New York, N.Y. 10036Phone: +1 (212) 204-4200 BUREAUS AUCKLAND 53 Staincross St., Green Bay, Auckland 0604, New ZealandPhone: +64 (27) 578-7544 Bureau Chief   Adrian Schofield BEIJING D-1601, A6 Jianguo Menwai Ave., Chaoyang, Beijing 100022, ChinaPhone: +86 (186) 0002-4422 Bureau Chief   Bradley Perrett BRUSSELS Rue de L’Aqueduc 134, 1050 Brussels, BelgiumPhone: +32 (2) 648-7774 Bureau Chief Cathy Buyck CHICAGO 330 N. 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Bimblick  Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development Nicola Allais Chief Financial Officer/Executive Vice President Gregory Hamilton President, Aviation Week  AVIATION WEEK  & SPACE TECHNOLOGY   AviationWeek.com/awst  AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY/OCTOBER 27, 2014  3 đ $.!! 5/ + 1*.%2(! *!03+.'%*# * 1/%*!// !2!(+,)!*0ēđ +**!0 3%0$ ĂĆĀĀ  ,.+ !//%+*(/ .+) )+.! 0$* ĆĀ +1*0.%!/ċđ %/+2!. 100%*#ġ!#! 0!$*+(+#5 0$0 (+3!./ +,!.0%*# +/0/ * %),.+2!/ ! %%!*5ċ.+10/ * /!.2%!/ +.č Advanced MaterialsAvionicsCleaningEnginesGSE Hardware/Software InteriorsLine Maintenance Parts Distribution/Manufacturing Repair StationsSupply ChainTraining And More! 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A report from Nagoya and Tokyo beginning on page 34 lays out the flight-test program and  Mitsubishi’s plans to incorporate advanced manufacturing techniques in the production of the jet, only the second passenger aircraft developed in Japan since World War II. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.  photo. Elsewhere in this issue are articles on how three new aircraft with Pratt & Whitney engines were rolled out on three continents in  just one week (pages 21, 26 and 34).  Russia and China close to agreeing on an order for Su-35 Flanker  fighter aircraft.  Indian LCC  IndiGo  gives Airbus its largest single order to date, for  250 A320neos. ON THE COVER 1831  AVIATION  WEEK  & SPACE TECHNOLOGY  4  AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY/OCTOBER 27, 2014  AviationWeek.com/awst Digital Extras Tap this icon in articles in the digital edition of AW&ST   for exclusive features. If you have not signed up to receive your digital subscription, go to   ow.ly/AkXJo Winner 2013 Contents October 27, 2014 Volume 176 Number 38 24 Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring passes Mars Oct. 19, in this ground-based image collected by the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia, which first spotted it. The rare Oort Cloud object passed within 87,000 mi. of Mars,  giving spacecraft an unprecedented view of a primordial body older than  Earth. It shows the comet (at top, with a tail) approaching Mars, which is  10,000 times brighter, on the same day.  S I  D I  N  G   S P R I  N  G   O B  S E R V A T  O R Y  / N I   C K L E E   
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