Visitors Pay Good Money To Get The “Cold Treatment” In Iqaliut, Nunavut Territory, Canada

News Analysis: City Fathers of Iqaliut  have taken Pro-Active steps towards the World Aerospace Community to display their City (of 6,700+/- population) as being well situated for Cold Weather Testing of Aircraft. The immediate relatively flat terrain along the 2.7 km (1.67 mi) runway, an American Air Force Creation of 1942,  adds to the values Airframes consider for such testing. Additionally, ‘Creature Comforts” are well-developed in the City.

To Iqaliut’s credit it got its finances situated so it could present its assets around the globe.

These Creative Canadians are an Asset to their Wonderful Country.

The World Belongs To The Aggressive.

Reality.

Reference: http://arcticjournal.com/business/now-taking-arctic-aerospace-indusry

Birds’ V-Formation Is Partially A Matter Of Self-Orchestrated Timing

News Analysis: Avian Scientists studying the V-Formation Flight Characteristics of Birds have determined that each Bird in formation utilizes the Energy Contribution (EC) of the Bird immediately in front of them. The added wind current of the preceding Bird is used to lessen the Energy Requirements of the subsequent Bird.  The Birds learn where their individual flight position is optimal to attain the preceding bird’s ‘EC’. The “Loser” in the ‘EC’ exchange is the Lead Bird many observers might say.

Since some Scientists maintain that the “Head of the Flock” (Older and Wiser) is not necessarily the Lead Bird of a V-Formation, perhaps “Rank Has Its Privileges” in the Avian World also.

Reality.

Reference: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25736049

★ European Countries Debt Load Is Estimated At 134% Of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

News Analysis: Increasing again in an overall “Soft Macro-Economy” are the Debt Loads of the various European Countries. Since the various Central Banking Organizations have varied “Threshold Limit Points” numerically, they are in disagreement of the increasing danger of a Recession.

Members of the European Community have decreasing Exports and increasing elderly. Outflow of Funds is growing faster than inflow of revenue as a result. Finland in particular faces that reality now.

Germany appears to be the only Manufacturing Country in Europe with presently Significant “Larger Dollar” Exports” (identifiable to the country) such as Automobiles, for example.

Italy with its Ferrari/Maserati and  Lamborghini Automobiles participate on a much smaller Export Level numerically.

To assist in providing an Economic Turnabout will have to be the Consortium of  what formerly was called ‘European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company N.V.’ (EADS) but is NOW “The Airbus Group”. It consists of: Airbus, Airbus Defense & Space, and Airbus Helicopters (all ‘Big-Ticket’ Items). It exports to the entire World  can help all of the countries in Europe participating in various aspects of its manufacture, improve their ‘GDP’.

If European Aerospace and Automobile Manufacturers continue to focus their Marketing and Sales efforts in the Middle East and Asia they will succeed. “Going Where The Money Is” should be their Credo. Automobile Manufacture and Export Sales will help their ‘GDP’

European Continent Cellular Telephone And Computer Manufacturers presently have a Superb Opportunity to Fabricate “Bug-Less” Equipment which can be sold around the world. If both Internal Componentry, Software, and the like are NOT CONTAMINATED with “Invasive Electronics” the world populations will flock to purchase said devices. People and Corporations Want Their Privacy To Remain Private. Such sales will help spur on each country’s ‘GDP’.

It is very interesting to note that while there appears to be a slight regression towards Increases In Country’s Debt Loads, many Stock Exchanges are gleeful at the prices of securities on their Exchanges. One must ask: If Country Debt Loads are high with NO foreseeable major improvements expected in 2014, is Financial Manipulation being played to entice investors into a another mere “Bubble”? Are the “Bubble Masters” at work in a ‘Financial Cabal’? If so, when will the “Bubble Masters” decide to exit the “Mirage” (taking their profits with them)?

As Governments show concern about their Country’s  Debt Loads, should not Investors also exercise similar caution in this “Contrived Market” with  Poor ‘Fundamentals’?

There are Financial Opportunities in Markets. However, to look for them wearing “Rose Colored Glasses” is a Fool’s Endeavor.

Reality.

Reference: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-03/bank-of-finland-warns-debt-level-poised-to-double-nordic-credit.html

☆ Bribery By Corporations Display, Not A Lack Of Product Quality, But A Dearth Of Managerial Integrity

News Analysis: Government Bribery is condemned by the Leaders of  India. To illustrate its resolve in fighting “Government Economic Treason” to the Country, it has rescinded its Purchase Agreement with its tainted foreign Helicopter Manufacturer; which had factually paid bribes to some Indians. 

The Ironic aspect of this Legal Broach is that the Excellent Helicopters manufactured by this Airframe need no additional enticements for selling. To those persons who understand Aircraft Construction and Flight Characteristics, they sell themselves.

Now, other Purchasers of Helicopters from this Manufacturer possibly may have their Integrities questioned by the Public. This aspect is  regarding Bribes these Purchasers may have received to induce them to purchase  their Helicopters? “An Unfortunate Public Speculation” Corporate Public Relations Departments may declare of this ‘down-stream fallout in the Real World.

One should realize though that this Manufacturer got caught; other Airframes, doing business around the world, have merely NOT YET been. Payoffs are Pandemic in the Aircraft Industry; World Wide for both Commercial and Military Aircraft.

The Government of India (especially Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Defense Minister A.K. Antony) is to be commended  for its Anti-Corruption Decision. Hopefully, other Governments of the World will also follow this approach. They need to realize: “Government Bribery is Economic Treason to their Countries” (it is Nothing Less); then they may take Proper Punitive Action against the “Bribers” as well as the “Bribees”.

Pervasive Pandered Perquisites are so inculcated in “Big Ticket” Sales to be considered “Standard Operating Procedure”. For example, in much of the World Aerospace Industry, this is the case. Not only for “Bribes to Induce Purchases” as aforementioned, but also “Bribes to some Prime Manufacturers’ Managerial Personnel” so the Smaller Corporation can engage in Business with the Prime Manufacturer. “If You do not Pay, You do not Play” is their ‘Swan Song’. This is especially wide-spread.  Naturally, the ‘Prime’s’ Specious Denials are to be anticipated.

As Governments, actively  pursue corruption, the Aerospace Industry in particular, in all of its aspects, will slowly be cleansed. Then, and only then, will Governments get the Best Products for the Best Prices. Prime Manufacturers may then ‘awaken’ and  will  only solicit business from Suppliers who are proven to be “Beyond Reproach”.

Presently their are many “Rotten Apples” in the ‘Composite Barrel’.

Reality.

Reference: http://www.siasat.com/english/news/india-scraps-770-mn-agustawestland-chopper-deal

★ Bolivia’s Communications Satellite Attains Stationary Position Over Country.

News Analysis: Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales Ayma must be very proud to have witnessed the Communications Satellite Advance for his country of 10.4 Million people. The satellite can easily cover Bolivia’s Territory of  1,098,581 km2 (424,163 mi2).

The Satellite was built by a Chinese Aerospace Company and launched in China. It has an effective life expectancy of 15 years.

A little history preceding this Bolivian Satellite Activity for readers may be useful:

President Morales joined the Leaders of South American Nations in decrying the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) ‘Wholesale’ Electronic Espionage of the Entire World’ in general. More specifically, the ‘NSA’ espionage on the ‘Personal Communications’ of South American Leaders was abhorred. It was allegedly thought by Bolivia’s President to be an Abomination to Good International Relations.

These South American Leaders and the World’s Population asks: Who gave the United States the Legal Right to Spy on the entire Planet; God? If the Gentleman who revealed this travesty to Privacy had not, the ‘NSA’ machinations would never see ‘the light of day’. The fact is  that 400,000+ Americans working on such programs have been “De-sensitized” to what is Legal and/or Moral on a WORLD SCALE. Much as the atrocities in World War II were committed by De-sensitized Individuals also, these Americans, some would say, were of similar ilk to those of the past.   

Having the Capability to Spy on the World’s Population does not mean one has to do so (just as having Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles handy means one should launch them – “Just Because We Can”). “The Mass Mental Pathology displayed by the Uncaring ‘Intelligence’ Minions of Washington, D.C. is very obvious”, Health Professionals may think.

Newspaper reports suggest that many Nations are urging their Citizens to acquire Non-American Made Computers, Telecommunications Equipment, and Componentry. This, as a result of the Ignorant Decisions made in Washington, D.C. One can opine the Bolivia Satellite Program is, in part due to such American Government behavior being rejected by the Country. Other Nations will probably follow Bolivia’s Lead and acquire satellites from Non-American Sources. Brazil just purchased $4 BILLION DOLLARS of Swedish Vigen Fighter Aircraft, rather than American F-18’s, due to this ‘NSA’ Transgression, news reports say.

“Reverse Dollar Diplomacy”(Ceasing the Purchase of American Goods and Services), when in the amounts of Billions of Dollars of Sales lost, might gain the attention of those in the U.S. Capitol. There apparently those in Washington, D.C., who do not yet Understand nor Care of the fact that: “The Entire Population of the World wants its Privacy to be held Private”. One might think: ‘Perhaps if the Gross Domestic Product Statistics of the U.S.  clearly evidence Negative Economic Effects of World Population Disgust with ‘NSA’ Practices, some things may change towards actual Privacy’.

To believe ANY American Politicians that the World’s Privacy Obliteration by the ‘NSA’ has Stopped or will be Stopped is UNWISE. The ‘NSA’ and its cohorts have too much Financial and Careers interest to Cease and Desist.

Investors should consider “Shorting” the stocks of American IT Companies involved with the NSA. Accrued business losses, forecasted to occur, will send their stocks on a downward spiral. Going ‘Long” on Non-American IT Companies is a wise play. There will be much Nation-to-Nation commerce that DOES NOT say “Made in the U.S.A.”. 

Reality.

Reference: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2013-12/27/c_133002303.htm

American And Indian Mars Missions Will Be Meeting Comet C/2013A1

News Analysis: Both America and India launched their Crafts in November for flights to Mars. Both vehicles should be operational at that Planet before Comet C/2013A1 flies by. Since it is estimated to approach Mars from a mere 89 to 173 thousand kilometers (55 to 107 thousand miles), the gas and dust cloud around the comet will envelop the Planet and its atmosphere. In fact, the dust would be hundreds of thousands of times larger than the comet’s diameter. During its two hour approach dust levels will intensify up to 10,000 times!

The performances of both spacecraft will definitely be challenged by Comet C/2013A1. One would expect that both craft will find the Comet to be a “Mere Inconvenience” that they dealt with and triumphed. If anything, their appearances may  end up being rather “Dusty” from the Event, but Fully Operational nonetheless.

Reference: http://english.pravda.ru/science/tech/19-12-2013/126429-space_mars-0/

★ India Awakens To Benefits Of Manufacturing And Industrial Exports

News Analysis: This year of 2013, India expects to Export approximately $325 Billion Dollars of Goods. It has a Trade Deficit of $100 Billion Dollars presently. Due to this imbalance, India has established  a “National Manufacturing Policy” which itself establishes ‘National Manufacturing and Investment Zones’.

The Indian Government realizes that it needs to Accelerate Development of “Higher-End” Manufacturing for the Country’s long term Economic Benefit. Presently, Manufacturing is largely confined to: Chemicals, Computer Software, Engineering Tools, Jewelry, Leather Goods, Refined Petroleum Products and Textiles. None of the aforementioned are considered by Manufacturing Experts to be ‘Sophisticated Constructions’ (SC) such as Airplanes, Computerized Numerical Control Machinery, Helicopters, High-Speed Locomotives, Liquefied Natural Gas Ships, Robotics, Submarines, or Similar Constructions.

The Indian Government needs Foreign Direct Investment to occur with regards to its Manufacturing Sector. To get Currencies from Foreign Investors is the ‘Easier’ part of the “Equation for Manufacturing Growth” (EMG). Liberalizing Investment Returns will bring in the monies from Mutual Funds, Private Investors, and other entities.

The more difficult segment of ‘EMG’ are bringing in experienced Manufacturing Engineers and Management which have dealt with  ‘SC’. They are few and far between as to their abundance Internationally. A Technique used, by a neighboring country, was to engage WIDELY in the use of Joint Ventures in Constructions. To date, India has engaged in this process very lightly, but growing,  some people say.

Upon determining what Products the Indian Government would like for Export, appropriate funding for Research & Development will be immediately needed. In the Product Designs, any Added Value” that can be added vs. competing product in the marketplace will give India an ‘Edge” for sales. Since India will be Product-Wise the ‘New Kid On The Block’, Product Warranties that are All-Encompassing will be necessary for Consumer Satisfaction.

Efficient Marketing of the Fabrications is essential for Customer Awareness of Indian Products. A word to the Wise is: “Do NOT Besmirch the Products of Others”. Always take the “High Road”. Discuss how your Products Exceed the Needs of a possible Customer; and do it at a Competitive Price. Ergo, a Customer “Gets More Product For Less Money”; Who can resist getting Value?

Timely Delivery of “High-End” Products ARE IMPERATIVE. Only Manufacturing Fools deliver Aircraft, Machinery, Ships,  and such Late. There is NO EXCUSE for it barring a Catastrophe of Epic Proportions. When it occurs, it shows Ineptitude of Cost Estimating, Production Planning, Fabrication, and/or Vendor Selection. Worst of off it shows Management has NOT and does NOT Comprehend (ed)  where the Company went Wrong Earlier.  What “Short-Cuts” in Manufacturing or Inspection were taken to FINALLY get the Product (s) delivered? (Many Big-Name Manufacturers do; but they deny this of course.) Any  of Corporate Management that allows for such Mediocrity should be terminated. It is Unacceptable!

Once the Products are delivered on a timely basis to Customers, Communication by Manufacturing Management with Customer Management is essential. It conveys to Buyers that your Company Cares about their Needs. The Old Adage that: “Good-Will Is Worth 40%” is as true today as when it was first spoken.

“Say What You Mean, And Mean What You Say”.

The very capable Indian Government appears to be moving in the correct direction as to seeking Increased Manufacturing. Intelligent, hard-working Indians are readily available towards this realization. There is absolutely NO REASON the Indian People cannot attain that which they desire as to growth of Manufacturing in the Nation; especially with their Inspired Leadership. 

All of this enthusiasm by the Indian Government bodes well for Investors who can help the Manufacturing Sector develop. Opportunities avail themselves to those who seek them.

Reality.

Reference: http://www.siasat.com/english/news/focus-manufacturing-boost-exports-sharma

☆ Airbus A380’s Are Added To Emirates Fleet

News Analysis: The Fuel Efficient, as rated Per Passenger, A380 Aircraft have been delivered to Emirates Airlines. Wise Airlines that fly Intercontinental  Point-to-Point Routes using the A380 are impressed with its ‘frugality’. The fact that an airline can use One Aircraft, due to its passenger capacity, rather than Two, saves it money. In many ways Aircraft costs, Fuel,  Flight Crews, Airfield Ground Personnel, Insurances, and Airport Gate Leases are all less expensive for a smartly managed Airline which has chosen to purchase A380’s. Using one aircraft rather than two, on High Passenger Traffic Routes, makes ‘Cents’ and Sense.

Reality.

Reference: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/aviation-and-transport/2013/12/21/Emirates-boosts-superJumbo-fleet-to-44-planes.html

☆ United Arab Emirates Reluctance Over British Typhoon Aircraft Grows

News Analysis: Arab Aircraft Purchasers, just like others “Big-Ticket” Buyers in the World, want Good Fundamentals to be offered to COMPEL THEM to choose a particular Weapon System. These Basics are not limited to, but include: Performance, Reliability, Cost To Purchase, Cost To Maintain, Deliver-ability, and, Manufacturer/Purchaser Affinity. 

All too often, the Naïve Western Business Community (NWBC), think because a “Voted-In- Politician”(VIP) is going to meet with  Arab  Customers, these ‘Prospects’ will be “Emotionally Joyous” as to the visit. That they will immediately ‘Sign on the Dotted Line’ and buy the Weapon System the ‘NWBC’ have no doubt. In fact, upon hearing about a ‘VIP’ visiting an Air Show, for example, the Air Frame’s Stock is purchased immediately by the Naïve. The ‘NWBC’ forget that the Decision Makers for such purchases are the Royalty of the Country. As such, Monarchs being impressed by a ‘VIP’  visiting them as a mere salesman is laughable indeed; How Naïve! It is disrespectful of the Monarchy. Inappropriately, in Weapon System Procurements of any kind, the Arab Culture has often  been very poorly judged by the ‘NWBC’.

The United Arab Emirates, in its wisdom, will purchase what IT considers best for itself (as must be the case).

The ‘NWBC’ should stop looking at the others with ‘blinders’ on and instead use “Panoramic Vision”.

As the Financial Growth of the Arab World continues to rapidly accelerate, the Leaders of the ‘NWBC’ will have to admit their past failed approaches to Arab Customers. Once there is Real Contrition by these ‘Failed’ Leaders, they may ‘Wise-Up’ and treat their Middle-East Customers with Actual Respect. Arab Customers have the ENTIRE WORLD from which to purchase what they want. For the ‘NWBC’ to continue treating the Arabs as “Naïve” by sending them ‘VIPs’ , to impress Monarchs, will gain them nothing.  

Reality.

Reference: http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/uae-pulls-out-of-bae-eurofighter-typhoon-deal-1.1269109

★ The Ignorant Financial Cost Of Intelligence

Premium News Analysis: Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, decided to grant the Purchase of Fighter Aircraft for  Sweden’s Saab Gripen Jet rather than Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet. The reason behind her decision is allegedly due to disclosure of Inept Intelligence Gathering; this by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) operating in Brazil. She personally was spied on. The ramifications of her decision will have many potential effects many places. We will look at who can win financially  and who can lose due to the revealed Intelligence Stupidity and its aftermath.

Reference: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/20/us-boeing-brazil-insight-idUSBRE9BJ10P20131220

Boeing Aircraft’s loss of a $4 Billion Dollar Sale to Brazil may bode poorly for it as well as other American Manufacturers who, some say, “Aligned themselves with the Devil” . The very Lame  excuses for the Spying Transgressions against ‘Friendly Countries’ are as poor as the Offerors’ empathies as allegedly expressed. Perhaps the self-fulfilling Ego/Mental Onanisms of the Characters in Washington, D.C. contribute to the moral blight?

The ‘NSA’ expressed no Contrition as one in the ‘Real World’ would expect. Its Mandate is to collect Electronic Intelligence (which it performs brilliantly). The problem it has becomes one of Intellectual Failure of Operational  Judgement as to Who, Where, and When are “Off-Limits”.

The U.S. Congress, primarily consisting of Attorneys,  apparently “Blew It” by not Inculcating OPERATIONALLY SUFFICIENT “Stoppages” If and When the NSA overstepped its Mandate. The White House was just as Culpable in not having the Wisdom to see the ‘Mine Field’ it was stepping in. Added to the Amateurish Blunders were its Denials of Knowledge of the NSA Surveillance against ‘Friendlies’. The final “Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back” was the revelation that 7.14 Billion People on Earth were being Electronically Monitored by the NSA.

For Every Tit, There Is A Tat. Now, the Economic Losses to be Experienced in America caused by other Nations and Businesses will hurt the Country when it can be least afforded. Just the example about the Boeing ‘debacle’ (at $4 Billion Dollars) should concern the White House.

Estimates of $35 Billion Dollars in lost Sales by the U.S. Electronics Industry is being reported in the Media. This is because others KNOW that the Electronic Components and Computers built in America have been “Bugged” by their Manufacturers for the benefit of the NSA. 

International Leaders allegedly think that losses to the American Economy of $100 Billion + Dollars a Year ‘might’ get Washington D.C. to realize what their “Stupidity Extraordinaire” has cost the country. As for the ‘NSA’ itself, until its Leaders have ‘Walked the Plank’ their lack of Pain will induce NO gain. The Leaders’ lack of Empathy is very revealing (but not surprising). The financial losses to the country mean little to them. For most, their Entire Careers have been at U.S. Government’s Expense; They have been dining at the “Public Trough” for years.

People in Washington, D.C. are Irate at the ‘Messenger’ who revealed their “Thefts of Privacy World-Wide”. If they could, He would be Executed. Unfortunately,  they are too ‘Neurotic’ to understand the Sociopathic Behavior of which they have been Engaging for Years;  “Catching A Few Terrorists by Spying on the World’s Population”.

Investors can make money by “Short Selling” the Stocks of American Corporations involved with the NSA in any capacity. As these Corporations lose Sales, their prices will fall. Corporations NOT in America should see increases in Sales as a result; go ‘Long’ on them.

Whatever a Wise Investor does, he or she should ALWAYS REMEMBER that Today, when Communicating about Investments of ANY kind: “The Walls Have Ears”.

Reality.