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may spin off some of its high-growth businesses, including parts of its satellite and communications arm and its air traffic management unit, according to reports.

The aerospace giant, which is based in Seattle, said it was considering various options for the possible spinoffs, including issuing tracking stocks and separate stock market listings, according to the Web site of the

Financial Times


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, the company's satellite technology division, purchased

Hughes Electronics'


communications satellite business this year and is seeking airline partners to develop and market the service, which offers Internet access and other services.

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, was also mentioned as a candidate for obtaining a stock market listing.