Aviation News Releases – Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ST. LOUIS, July 14, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that Illinois will benefit from an estimated 1,100 total jobs and generate an estimated $57 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force’s next aerial refueling aircraft….

Airports

UK Needs To Expand Airports – Industry Body
The UK government’s decision to rule out building further runways at airports in the southeast of England could seriously undermine Britain’s connectivity and competitiveness, according to a report published on Wednesday …
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Cargo

Lufthansa CFO Says Cargo ‘Absolutely Booming’
Lufthansa’s cargo business is benefitting from rising demand for goods in China and growing appetite worldwide for Chinese goods, the airline’s finance chief said …
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Commercial

BP, Iran Air End Fuel Contract At Hamburg
Oil major BP has ceased supplying jet fuel to Iran Air at Germany’s Hamburg airport, both parties confirmed on Tuesday …
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Defense

Boeing NewGen Tanker Win Would Bring 1,100 Jobs, $57 Million to Illinois
ST. LOUIS, July 14, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that Illinois will benefit from an estimated 1,100 total jobs and generate an estimated $57 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force’s next aerial refueling aircraft. Boeing submitted its proposal July 9 to replace 179 of the 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft. The Air Force is expected to award a contract in November. “Boeing’s NewGen Tanker would support more…
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Industry

Goodrich De-Icing Unveils Facebook Page
By Benet Wilson benet_wilson@aviationweek.com: Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems has unveiled a new Facebook page for its De-icing division as a way to communicate directly with its expanding customer base. “As our business continues to grow, our customer base is expanding and an increasing number of customers are looking for information online,” says spokeswoman Angela Neumann. “A two-way, real-time communication vehicle …
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Science

NASA Selects Student Experiments For International Space Station
HOUSTON — NASA has selected nine experiments, designed by students at seven schools, for astronauts to perform on the International SpaceStation this summer. NASA selected the proposals from among 132received for the new Kids in Micro-g! Program.This is the pilot year for the program, a student experiment designchallenge geared toward grades five through eight. Its purpose is togive students a hands-on opportunity to design experiments or simpledemonstrations for testing both in the classroom…
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Space

NASA Sets Briefing to Preview Space Station Spacewalk
HOUSTON — NASA officials will discuss an upcoming International SpaceStation spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts during a news briefing at2 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 21.The briefing will take place at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houstonand be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.Questions will be taken from journalists at participating NASAlocations.The briefers are:- Dan Hartman, Integration and Mission Operations manager,International Space Station Program- Chris…
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Tourism

Travel Reimbursements Ban Under FAA Review
By Kerry Lynch, WASHINGTON: FAA has released a proposed legal interpretation that would revise the agency’s broad prohibition on reimbursements for executive use of company aircraft for personal reasons. FAA generally bars aircraft operators for seeking reimbursement for costs associated with flights conducted under Part 91, except when the flight involves “carriage of officials, employees, guests and property of a company on …
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