Aviation News Releases – Friday, June 25, 2010



  • Boeing and Discovery Science Center to Launch New Rocket Exhibit
    SANTA ANA, Calif., June 25, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA], Taco Bell Discovery Science Center, the California Cultural and Historical Endowment, and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne announced today that they are developing the center’s latest addition:…
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing Elects to Conduct Inspections on 787s Before Flying
    EVERETT, Wash., June 24, 2010 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] recently identified a workmanship issue with the 787’s horizontal stabilizers. Some airplanes have issues with improperly installed shims and the torque of associated fasteners. This finding…
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing to Partner with Russia on Skolkovo Innovation Center Project
    WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Innovation Center of Skolkovo, Russia, signed an agreement to formalize Boeing’s participation in the Skolkovo Innocity project. Under the agreement, Boeing, together with its Russian partners,…
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing and Russian Technologies/VSMPO-AVISMA Sign Titanium Agreement
    WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and VSMPO AVISMA Corporation (VSMPO-AVISMA) today announced the signing of a new five-year contract extension. Boeing will buy titanium forgings and rough-machined titanium forgings from VSMPO-AVISMA…
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • FAA Awards $125 Million In Green Contracts
    By Adrian Schofield, Elyse Moody The FAA has awarded $125 million worth of contracts to five aerospace companies in a major environmental initiative aimed at accelerating the development of new aircraft…
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Cathay Pacific Chief Blasts Regulators
    By Darren Shannon Cathay Pacific CEO Tony Tyler condemned regulators for excessive taxation of airlines and their passengers, and criticized suppliers, particularly information technology providers, for…
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Pentagon Approves C-130 AMP Production
    By Robert Wall ST. LOUIS — The Pentagon has signed off on low-rate initial production of the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP), kicking off the installation of the first 20 kits. The…
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Critical Decision Near For Meads Venture
    By Robert Wall, Andy NativiBerlin, Berlin The trinational Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads) is once again under scrutiny, and its fate could be determined by a series of political and programmatic…
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Space Experts Discuss Wish List
    By Frank Morring, Jr. “Game-changing” technology for future space exploration should include nuclear-fusion propulsion that could enable trips to Mars in the two weeks NASA’s space shuttles normally spend…
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing To Inspect 787s Before Test Flights
    Boeing will inspect its test fleet of 787 Dreamliners before further flights after identifying a “workmanship issue” that affects the jet’s horizontal stabilizers, the company said on Thursday (photo: Dave Sizer) …
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing To Sell 50 737s To Russia
    A Russian state holding company plans to buy 50 Boeing 737s in a deal worth up to USD$4 billion, President Barack Obama said on Thursday …
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • BAA Lowers 2010 Profit Guidance
    British airport operator BAA on Thursday lowered its 2010 earnings forecast by GBP£10 million (USD$15 million) reflecting the impact of the volcanic ash cloud, strikes by British Airways cabin crew and bad weather …
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • GMR Infra Consortium Wins Maldives Airport Order
    GMR Infrastructure said on Thursday its consortium with Malaysia Airports Holdings has won a bid to build, operate, update and expand Maldives airport …
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Nigerian Carriers Struggling Under Heavy Debt
    Nigeria’s airline industry owes banks and the government USD$2 billion after funding rapid expansion with short-term loans, leaving some firms struggling, industry and financial sources say …
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Malaysia AirAsia Considering Dividend Payout
    Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia is looking into the possibility of paying dividends, its chief executive said on Thursday (photo: Jubei Kibagami) …
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Lofts In Space: NASA Challenges College Students To Design Inflatable Space Habitats
    WASHINGTON — NASA is challenging college students to design conceptsfor inflatable habitat lofts for the next generation of spaceexplorers. The winning concepts may be applied to the explorationhabitats of the future.The X-Hab Academic Innovation…
    Jun-25 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing Receives C-40A Support Contract from US Navy
    WICHITA, Kan., June 24, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has received a C-40A Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) contract from the U.S. Navy. The five-year contract is valued at more than $100 million. “As the original equipment…
    Jun-24 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing and FAA to Team for Cleaner Skies, Quieter Airplanes
    WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced today that they will work together to speed the development and application of environmentally progressive…
    Jun-24 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing C-130 Avionics Modernization Program to Enter Production
    LONG BEACH, Calif., June 24, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that the U.S. Air Force has granted the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) approval to begin low-rate initial production (LRIP) following a successful…
    Jun-24 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing Completes Key Construction Milestone at Southern California Solar Facility
    SEAL BEACH, Calif., June 24, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced it has installed 23 high-concentration photovoltaic solar power panels at a 100-kilowatt power facility being built by Boeing on the campus of…
    Jun-24 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing Receives Contract to Upgrade US Air Force KC-10 Cockpits
    ST. LOUIS, June 23, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has received a $216 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to upgrade the service’s 59-jet KC-10 tanker fleet with a new communication, navigation, surveillance and air…
    Jun-24 – 2010 | More ->
  • Russia Eyes Fallbacks To Baikonur Cosmodrome
    By Michael A. Taverna, Frank Morring, Jr. PARIS — Work on the new Soyuz launch site at Europe’s South American spaceport near Kourou, French Guiana, is proceeding rapidly, while Russia continues to lay the…
    Jun-24 – 2010 | More ->
  • U.S. Marines See MV-22 Improvements
    By Robert Wall MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. — The U.S. Marine Corps says MV-22 performance and reliability are improving, but operators are still pushing for further enhancements, including …
    Jun-24 – 2010 | More ->
  • SkyTeam Adds Members, Mulls Future
    By Andrew Compart China Eastern signed an agreement to start the formal process of joining SkyTeam, and the alliance’s leadership talked about adding even more members as its governing board met June 21-22…
    Jun-24 – 2010 | More ->
  • International Demand Drives Airline Revenue
    By Adrian Schofield U.S. airlines continue to report strengthening growth in the primary demand indicators, particularly on international routes, according to the Air Transport Association. ATA…
    Jun-24 – 2010 | More ->


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