Aviation News Releases – Thursday, August 12, 2010

Embraer’s cockpit feature for the entry level jet is approved by ANAC, FAA and EASA

São José dos Campos, August 2010 – Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry level executive jet has received the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certificates to use Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology™ (SVT)….

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Boeing Subsidiary Tapestry Wins $79 Million US Army Logistics Support Contract
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Tapestry Solutions has received a contract to provide field engineering services in support of development, operations and training for the U.S. Army’s Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3) Total Logistics Support program. The three-year contract, valued at up to $79 million, was awarded to Tapestry by prime contractor Raytheon Network Centric Systems of Fort Wayne, Ind….
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

KC-X Bidder Dialogue Begins Despite Protest
By Amy Butler The U.S. Air Force has begun the formal process through which the service communicates with KC-X bidders about their proposals in preparation for picking a winner, according to officials familiar with the process. This signals that the service is proceeding with its KC-135 replacement source selection despite the protest launched last week by would-be bidder U.S. Aerospace, which …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

Mexicana Resumes Some U.S. Services
By Darren Shannon darren_shannon@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON Mexicana’s management has started to make overtures to secure the financial stability of the bankrupt carrier, including an incentive to organized labor to accept a concessions package and the return of some domestic ticket sales. The latest development also includes resumption of some services previously cut by the carrier as it scrambled to …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->


Latest Headlines

Air Force

KC-X Bidder Dialogue Begins Despite Protest
By Amy Butler The U.S. Air Force has begun the formal process through which the service communicates with KC-X bidders about their proposals in preparation for picking a winner, according to officials familiar with the process. This signals that the service is proceeding with its KC-135 replacement source selection despite the protest launched last week by would-be bidder U.S. Aerospace, which …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

UAVs Dominate Surveillance And Targeting
By David A. Fulghum The U.S. Air Force is reintroducing its stealthy, unmanned RQ-170 to operations in Afghanistan, and Israel is using its strategic-range UAVs to observe, target and strike smugglers in the Red Sea. The latest twist is that the U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel flying wing either has returned or is returning to Afghanistan with a full-motion video capability that ground commanders …
Aug-11 – 2010 | More ->

Latest KC-X Protest Not Likely Precedent
By Amy Butler The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has a healthy set of case law exploring the question of proposal tardiness upon which to draw during its review of the U.S. Aerospace protest of the U.S. Air Force’s KC-X source selection process, according to a GAO official. Ralph White, managing associate general counsel for procurement law, says that there have been many similar …
Aug-09 – 2010 | More ->


Airports

Manchester Ranked Number One Airport On Twitter
A global survey has ranked the UK’s Manchester Airport as the world’s number one airport using the social media site Twitter …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

Manchester Airports Group Appoints New COO
The UK’s Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer to bring together the management of its four airports …
Aug-11 – 2010 | More ->

Baghdad Returns To Map Of Global Airlines
Baghdad is getting back on the map of international airlines after 20 years of violence as the prospect of multi-billion dollar oil deals lures businesses back …
Aug-06 – 2010 | More ->


Army

Boeing Subsidiary Tapestry Wins $79 Million US Army Logistics Support Contract
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Tapestry Solutions has received a contract to provide field engineering services in support of development, operations and training for the U.S. Army’s Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3) Total Logistics Support program. The three-year contract, valued at up to $79 million, was awarded to Tapestry by prime contractor Raytheon Network Centric Systems of Fort Wayne, Ind….
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

NASA Selects Contractor For Wallops Island Protection Project
WASHINGTON — NASA has selected the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers(USACE) in Norfolk, Va., for the Launch Facilities Protection Projectat the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. Thetotal contract value is not to exceed $49.5 million. The period ofperformance is five years.The USACE provides an array of services that will allow NASA tocomplete the Launch Facilities Protection Project. The project isscheduled to begin in fall 2010. The USACE will extend a seawallapproximately…
Aug-10 – 2010 | More ->

Boeing CH-47F Chinook Fielded by US Army’s 10th Mountain Division
RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Aug. 3, 2010 — The Boeing [NYSE: BA] CH-47F Chinook helicopter was fielded July 30 by the U.S. Army’s B Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. The 10th Mountain Division is the sixth Army unit to be trained and equipped with the aircraft. “I am extremely excited that Boeing and the New Equipment Training Team were able to field and train the company on the F model Chinook so quickly,”…
Aug-03 – 2010 | More ->


Cargo

Boeing Relocating C-130 AMP, B-1 Program to Oklahoma City
LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 2, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced it will relocate the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) and B-1 Program from Long Beach to Oklahoma City. The move will begin with C-130 AMP starting in the first quarter of 2011 and conclude by the end of 2012 with the move of the B-1 Program. Both programs are part of the Maintenance, Modifications & Upgrades (MM&U) division of the Global Services & Support (GS&S) business unit of…
Aug-03 – 2010 | More ->

Finnair Sells MD-11s, Converts Last One
By Lee Ann Tegtmeier leeann_tegtmeier@aviationweek.com: Finnair sold its last two Boeing MD-11 aircraft to U.S.-based leasing company Neff Air. Finnair will deliver the aircraft in January. ST Aerospace Services Co. (SASCO) in Singapore converted the first aircraft into a freighter in 2009, and Finnair Cargo is flying that one, which is the only MD-11 Finnair operates, according to Finnair’s Maunu Visuri, VP fleet management …
Jul-29 – 2010 | More ->

Air Freight Demand Jumps In June
Air cargo demand jumped by more than a quarter in June compared with a year ago and passenger numbers rose more than one tenth as airlines saw a growing recovery from the economic crisis, industry figures showed …
Jul-28 – 2010 | More ->


Commercial

JAL Sheds Subsidiaries
By Frank Jackman Restructuring Japan Airlines (JAL) said Aug. 10 it is selling majority control of its Kansai-based passenger and ground-handling subsidiaries to Konoike Transport Co. Ltd., which specializes in outsourcing and logistical support services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In mid-June, JAL said it would cut more than 19,000 jobs as part of the restructuring necessitated by its filing for protection from …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

Mexicana Resumes Some U.S. Services
By Darren Shannon darren_shannon@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON Mexicana’s management has started to make overtures to secure the financial stability of the bankrupt carrier, including an incentive to organized labor to accept a concessions package and the return of some domestic ticket sales. The latest development also includes resumption of some services previously cut by the carrier as it scrambled to …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

Qantas Returns To Profit, Sees Demand Recovery
Qantas Airways expects recovering demand for air travel to lift earnings growth this year after returning to profit in the second half from a year ago, but warned of volatile trading conditions …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->


Defense

Boeing Subsidiary Tapestry Wins $79 Million US Army Logistics Support Contract
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Tapestry Solutions has received a contract to provide field engineering services in support of development, operations and training for the U.S. Army’s Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3) Total Logistics Support program. The three-year contract, valued at up to $79 million, was awarded to Tapestry by prime contractor Raytheon Network Centric Systems of Fort Wayne, Ind….
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

KC-X Bidder Dialogue Begins Despite Protest
By Amy Butler The U.S. Air Force has begun the formal process through which the service communicates with KC-X bidders about their proposals in preparation for picking a winner, according to officials familiar with the process. This signals that the service is proceeding with its KC-135 replacement source selection despite the protest launched last week by would-be bidder U.S. Aerospace, which …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

Darpa To Demonstrate Unmanned CAS
By Graham WarwickWashington Unmanned aircraft responding to calls for fire support from ground controllers, who directly command their sensors and weapons, could become reality if a Pentagon demonstration of advanced close air support technology is successful. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Precision Close Air Support (PCAS) program aims to develop a kit that enables joint tactical air controllers to take …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

Key F-35 Suppliers Signal JSF Ramp-Up
By Guy Norris LOS ANGELES — Northrop Grumman and Alliant Techsystems (ATK), two of the main structural suppliers for the F-35, are both accelerating subassembly manufacturing as Lockheed Martin prepares to ramp up Joint Strike Fighter production. Full rate F-35 production is expected to start around 2015, assuming current funding remains on track, with one …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->


Executive

Phenom 100 synthetic vision technology is certified
Embraer’s cockpit feature for the entry level jet is approved by ANAC, FAA and EASASão José dos Campos, August 2010 – Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry level executive jet has received the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certificates to use Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology™ (SVT).This feature recreates a visual topographic landscape from system’s…
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

Phenom 300 full flight simulator is qualified by ANAC, FAA and EASA
State-of-the-art training tool is already being used by customers in Dallas, U.S.São José dos Campos, August 2010 – Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS) first Phenom 300 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) has been qualified by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The state-of-theart training tool located at CAE’s SimuFlite Training Center in Dallas, Texas, U.S., is…
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

Embraer executive operators conference take place in Brazil
EEOC 2010 to be held in São Paulo, August 10 and 11São José dos Campos, August 2010 – The Embraer Executive Operators Conference (EEOC) is being held on August 10 and 11, and is dedicated to Phenom 100, Phenom 300, and Legacy 600 operators in Brazil. EEOC 2010 takes place in São Paulo, and is a great opportunity for the Company to interact with customers, suppliers, and service centers.“We are satisfied to welcome our customers and product and service suppliers, in order to share ideas and…
Aug-11 – 2010 | More ->


Industry

Phenom 100 synthetic vision technology is certified
Embraer’s cockpit feature for the entry level jet is approved by ANAC, FAA and EASASão José dos Campos, August 2010 – Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry level executive jet has received the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certificates to use Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology™ (SVT).This feature recreates a visual topographic landscape from system’s…
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

Phenom 300 full flight simulator is qualified by ANAC, FAA and EASA
State-of-the-art training tool is already being used by customers in Dallas, U.S.São José dos Campos, August 2010 – Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS) first Phenom 300 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) has been qualified by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The state-of-theart training tool located at CAE’s SimuFlite Training Center in Dallas, Texas, U.S., is…
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

Boeing Subsidiary Tapestry Wins $79 Million US Army Logistics Support Contract
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Tapestry Solutions has received a contract to provide field engineering services in support of development, operations and training for the U.S. Army’s Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3) Total Logistics Support program. The three-year contract, valued at up to $79 million, was awarded to Tapestry by prime contractor Raytheon Network Centric Systems of Fort Wayne, Ind….
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->


Navy & Coast Guard

GAO Says USCG Deepwater Costs Exceed Baselines
By Kristin Majcher Plans to acquire aircraft for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Deepwater modernization program remain underfunded due to rising program costs, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says. “Regarding total acquisition cost, the Coast Guard has determined that some of the assets will significantly exceed anticipated costs in the 2007 Deepwater baseline,” GAO …
Aug-10 – 2010 | More ->

USMC Digs In To Save EFV
By Michael Fabey Defense Secretary Robert Gates has proved to be a master at divesting the services of their most beloved programs. He stopped the U.S. Air Force’s longer-term production of the F-22 and killed its combat search-and-rescue replacement (CSAR-X) plans. The Army’s Future Combat System is now just a hollow cave filled with the echo of spinoffs. But Gates may have met his match when taking on the …
Aug-09 – 2010 | More ->

U.S. Navy Establishes New UMV Office
By Bettina H. Chavanne The U.S. Navy has established a new program office to manage its unmanned maritime vehicle (UMV) efforts, marrying traditional acquisition and advanced development into a single charter. “The goal is to coordinate [unmanned vehicle acquisition] efforts and then direct specific experimentation and technology maturation,” says new program manager Capt …
Aug-06 – 2010 | More ->


Science

NASA Casts A Wide Net For Summer Of Innovation Partners
WASHINGTON — NASA is inviting potential partners to participate inthe agency’s Summer of Innovation project to engage middle schoolstudents in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learningactivities.The Summer of Innovation’s goal is to provide experiences that willhave a positive impact on students’ academic performance, choice ofSTEM coursework, degree programs and eventual career path. Theproject is focused on broadening participation in STEM disciplines byunderrepresented,…
Aug-03 – 2010 | More ->

NASA Holds Media Teleconference To Preview Major Hurricane Study
WASHINGTON — NASA will hold a media teleconference on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m. EDT to discuss its upcoming airborne research campaigninto hurricane behavior.The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, willstudy how hurricanes are created and why they can intensify rapidly.The mission involves three NASA research aircraft based in Florida,Texas, and California, and observations from several NASA satellites.GRIP will run from Aug. 15 to Sept. 25.The teleconference…
Aug-02 – 2010 | More ->

Images Appear To Show Water Ice On Moon
By Frank Morring, Jr.: Radar images collected by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) probably pinpoint thick deposits of water ice in a small crater near the Moon’s north pole. Work with the Mini-RF synthetic aperture radar (SAR) on LRO follows up findings by a similar instrument called the Mini-SAR on India’s Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter, which used the polarity of radar returns from the Moon’s north …
Jul-28 – 2010 | More ->


Space

Musk Clarifies SpaceX Position On Exploration
By Guy Norris Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) founder Elon Musk says plans laid out recently by a company official for growth beyond International Space Station resupply and missions beyond low Earth orbit are not official SpaceX policy. Referring to a presentation given at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Joint Propulsion …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

Twin Brother NASA Astronauts Available For Satellite Interviews
HOUSTON — For the first time, twin brothers are slated to be in spacesimultaneously early next year. Mark Kelly will be in command of thelast scheduled space shuttle flight, and Scott Kelly in command ofthe International Space Station.The Kelly brothers will be available for live satellite interviewsbetween 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. CDT Tuesday, Aug. 17. Scott Kelly isscheduled to launch to the space station aboard a Russian Soyuzspacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 7 (Oct.8…
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

NASA and Israel Space Agency Sign Statement of Intent for Future Cooperation
WASHINGTON –During a meeting Tuesday at NASA Headquarters inWashington, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Israel Space AgencyDirector General Zvi Kaplan signed a joint statement of intent toexpand the agencies’ cooperation in civil space activities.The signing followed a meeting between Bolden, Kaplan and ProfessorDaniel Hershkowitz, Israel’s minister of Science and Technology. Itadvanced discussions that began when Bolden visited Israel in January.The agencies agreed to identify new joint…
Aug-11 – 2010 | More ->


Tourism

Aer Lingus Cabin Crew Vote For Industrial Action
Cabin crew at Irish airline Aer Lingus have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action in a row over the implementation of cost reduction measures, but do not intend to cause flight disruption …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

JAL Hopes To Climb Out Of Insolvency In FY10
Japan Airlines expects assets to exceed liabilities by JPY¥24.8 billion at fiscal year-end, boosted by strong quarterly results, the Nikkei business daily reported without citing sources …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->

Copa Airlines Parent Q2 Net Drops On Costs
Copa Holdings, the parent company of Panamanian airline Copa Airlines, reported a 66 percent decline in quarterly profits on Wednesday as higher costs offset increased revenues …
Aug-12 – 2010 | More ->



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