Aviation News Releases – Thursday, July 15, 2010

Airbus has won an order worth more than EUR€2 billion (USD$2.5 billion) to deliver A330 planes to Russian airline Aeroflot, a source familiar with the deal said on Thursday …

Airports

Court Defends DOT Congestion Pricing
By James Ott: U.S. Transportation Department regulations that allow airports to increase landing fees as a means to control congestion were upheld Tuesday in a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. “So long as it complies with the applicable statutes its creativity should be welcomed on its merits, not spurned for its novelty,” wrote Judge Douglas Ginsburg in a …
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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

EC Approves BA, Iberia Merger
By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com, LONDON: The European Commission has provided a big boost to British Airways by granting its request for antitrust immunity with Oneworld partners American Airlines and Iberia, while also giving the green light for the proposed merger of the two European carriers. The merger “would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA) or any …
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Defense

Lockheed, Sikorsky Team Up For New CSAR Bid
By Michael Fabey: Former foes Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft are teaming up to offer a modified UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter they say will better meet the pared-down expectations for the U.S. Air Force combat, search and rescue (CSAR) replacement program. Under the teaming agreement, Sikorsky will be the prime contractor with Lockheed playing the major subsystems …
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Executive

AVWest Orders Four Bombardier Global Express XRS Business Jets
Bombardier Aerospace today announced that AVWest of Australia has placed a firm order for four ultra long-range Global Express XRS jets, including two with the new Global Vision flight deck. The total value of the order is approximately $213 million US, based on the 2010 list price for typically equipped aircraft. “This order is fantastic news,” said Bob Horner, Senior Vice President, Sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This sale reinforces the importance of business jets as a tool…
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Industry

Airbus Wins EUR€2 Bln Order From Aeroflot
Airbus has won an order worth more than EUR€2 billion (USD$2.5 billion) to deliver A330 planes to Russian airline Aeroflot, a source familiar with the deal said on Thursday …
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Navy

Navy Balances Wants And Needs
By Bettina H. Chavanne, Washington: It must come from the sea,” said the chief of naval operations, Adm. Gary Roughead, recently about any new U.S. Navy procurement, leaving open to interpretation the programs and projects that will be included in coming budgets. The Navy is “reimagining naval power,” he said. “With cyber-power and unmanned systems we must ask …
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Science

NASA Supporting Gulf Oil Spill Wildlife Recovery
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is helping withthe unprecedented effort to save wildlife from the effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The first group of hatchlings from endangered sea turtle eggs broughtfrom beaches along the northern U.S. Gulf Coast was released into theAtlantic Ocean off Kennedy’s central Florida coast on July 11. Twenty-two Kemp’s ridley turtles were set free on a Kennedy SpaceCenter beach, which is part of the Canaveral…
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Space

NASA Finds Super Hot Planet With Unique Comet-Like Tail
WASHINGTON — Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the existence of a baked object that could be called a”cometary planet.” The gas giant planet, named HD 209458b, isorbiting so close to its star that its heated atmosphere is escapinginto space.Observations taken with Hubble’s Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS)suggest powerful stellar winds are sweeping the cast-off atmosphericmaterial behind the scorched planet and shaping it into a comet-like tail.”Since 2003…
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Tourism

Turkish Air Passengers Up 19 Percent In Q1
Turkish Airlines, Europe’s fourth-biggest airline by passenger numbers, carried 13.4 million people in the first six months of the year, up 19.3 percent on the year before, it said on Thursday …
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