Aviation News Releases – Monday, March 22, 2010



  • Satellite Makers Prepare For Downturn
    By Michael A. TavernaParis Virtually all market indicators suggest the telecom satellite industry will continue to resist the lingering economic malaise, but how much that will benefit satellite manufacturers and launch providers remains to be seen….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing Accelerates 777, 747-8 Output Boost
    By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON Boeing is moving even faster than announced just this week in boosting output for the 777 and 747-8 production lines. Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh said earlier that the decision would be made in April. Instead, Boeing made it March 17….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • EADS Backs Algae As Future Biofuel
    By Graham Warwick Airbus parent company EADS is backing algae as the best source of sustainable jet fuel, arguing that other feedstocks will not allow the airline industry to meet its carbon-footprint reduction goals. EADS Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti does not believe second-generation, plant-derived biofuels now under development offer sufficient life-cycle….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • U.K. To Launch Long-Endurance UAV Acquisition
    By Douglas BarrieLondon The U.K. plans to kick off competition for a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle in the third quarter, with funding for this phase of the program recently approved. The go-ahead for the assessment phase of the Operational Unmanned Aerial System (OUAS)—and associated funding….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • EADS Now Eyes Prime Bid for USAF KC-X
    By Amy Butler abutler@aviationweek.comWashington EADS North America officials now say they are “assessing” whether they will offer a prime contract for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-135 aerial refueling tanker replacement contract, valued at up to $35 billion for 179 aircraft….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • BizAv Certification Moves To Transport Canada
    By Benet Wilson benet_wilson@aviationweek.com Transport Canada will take back certification and oversight functions for business aviation from the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) effective April 1, 2011, according to Transport Minister John Baird….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • Soyuz Lands Safely With Two From ISS
    By Staff NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, commander of Expedition 22 to the International Space Station (ISS), and ISS flight engineer Maxim Suraev of Russia landed safely in Kazakhstan March 18 after 167 days on the orbiting facility….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • SIAEC Gains Singapore Maintenance
    By Lee Ann Tegtmeier leeann_tegtmeier@aviationweek.com Singapore Airlines renewed its MRO services contract with SIA Engineering Co. for another three years, effective April 1. The contract has an optional two-year extension. If the airline exercises all five years of the services agreement, the value is S$2.2 billion ($1.6 billion) in labor revenue….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • Russia Denies Bid For US Air Tanker Contract
    Russia on Monday denied that its state-run United Aviation Corporation (UAC) planned to bid for a USD$50 billion contract to replace the US Air Force’s fleet of air tankers….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • Explosives Found Aboard Indian Plane
    Explosive material was found in a package on a passenger plane after it landed in southern India, but it was not attached to a detonator and could not have exploded, officials said on Sunday….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • Union Appeals For Talks To End BA Strike
    Union leaders on Sunday called for talks with British Airways bosses to end strike action by cabin crew that has led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights and disrupted travel plans for thousands of passengers….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • Icelandair Mechanics Strike, Flights Delayed
    Icelandair flight mechanics went on strike early on Monday after talks between their union and the airline broke down, causing delays for flights to and from the island….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • Air China To Buy Control Of Shenzhen Air
    Air China will invest CNUY82.1 million yuan (USD$99.9 million) in Shenzhen Airlines, increasing its stake in the airline to 51 percent and firming its foothold in southern China….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing To Speed Production Boosts
    Boeing said on Friday it will accelerate planned increases in production of two of its popular wide-body planes to accommodate heightened demand from airlines that had curbed orders in the last two years because of the economic crisis….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • EADS Seeks 3 Months To Bid For US Tanker
    EADS is seeking three more months to prepare a bid to build a multi-billion dollar US aerial-refueling fleet in the latest twist in a nearly decade-long saga, the Pentagon said on Friday….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • Virgin America Plans Services To Toronto, Orlando
    Virgin America, the low-cost US carrier that is partly owned by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, said on Thursday that it plans to start flights to Orlando and Toronto later this year….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • Canadian Minister Sorry For Airport Tequila Tussle
    A Canadian government minister apologised on Friday for getting into an argument with airport security staff after he was told he could not take a bottle of tequila on board the plane….
    Mar-22 – 2010 | More ->
  • EMBRAER GOES TO FIDAE 2010 IN SANTIAGO, CHILE
    Company will promote its entire portfolio of commercial, executive and defense productsSão José dos Campos, March 18, 2010 – Embraer is heading for Arturo Merino BenítezInternational Airport (SCL), in Santiago, Chile, to take part in the 16th edition of the biennialFeria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio, FIDAE 2010, March 23-28. In chalet B1/B2, theCompany will present a demonstrator of its Command and Control systems to invited guestsand customers. A Super Tucano military advanced trainer…
    Mar-19 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing Production Rate Increases Accelerated to Meet Customer Demand
    SEATTLE, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that it will accelerate planned rate increases on both the 777 and 747 programs. The accelerated rate increases will support increasing customer demand in the recovering airplane market. “Our customers recognize the great capability and value of the 777 and 747-8,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh. “Market improvement and our conservatively managed approach to production have put us…
    Mar-19 – 2010 | More ->
  • Delta To Shift Chicago-New York Shuttle
    By Andrew Compart andrew_compart@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON Delta Air Lines is going to start a new Delta Shuttle service June 10 between New York’s LaGuardia and Chicago O’Hare airports, mounting a challenge to O’Hare hub denizens American and United for the route’s high-revenue business travelers….
    Mar-19 – 2010 | More ->
  • BA, Union Resume Talks To Try To Halt Strike
    British Airways and the Unite union have resumed talks to try to avert a weekend strike by cabin crew that would embarrass the ruling Labour government weeks before an election….
    Mar-19 – 2010 | More ->
  • Continental Ramps Up 2010 Fuel Hedges
    Continental Airlines has hedged 23 percent of its expected fuel consumption this year, a sharp rise from levels the airline previously projected….
    Mar-19 – 2010 | More ->
  • Air Berlin Cost Cuts Boost 2009 Profit
    Air Berlin, Germany’s second-biggest airline after Lufthansa, reported a surge in 2009 operating profit from a year earlier aided by cost cuts during the global economic crisis….
    Mar-19 – 2010 | More ->
  • KLM Wants To Offer Biofuel Flights From 2011
    Dutch airline KLM, part of Franco-Dutch Air France-KLM said on Thursday it wanted to make commercial flights which use biofuel from 2011….
    Mar-19 – 2010 | More ->
  • FAA Proposes Fine Against American Air
    US aviation regulators on Thursday proposed their second fine in a week against American Airlines for alleged maintenance violations….
    Mar-19 – 2010 | More ->


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