Aviation News Releases Magazine – Friday, December 03, 2010

 

HOUSTON — NASA managers will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. CST today at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss the next space shuttle mission, STS-133, and the progress of repairs
since Discovery’s original launch delay Nov. 5….




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Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Successfully Completes 1st Flight

Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Successfully Completes 1st Flight
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Dec. 3, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced the successful de-orbit and landing of the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), also known as the X-37B, for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO). The X-37B landed at 1:16 a.m. Pacific time today, concluding its more than 220-day experimental test mission. It was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force…
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NASA Schedules News Conference About Next Space Shuttle Launch

NASA Schedules News Conference About Next Space Shuttle Launch
HOUSTON — NASA managers will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. CSTtoday at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss thenext space shuttle mission, STS-133, and the progress of repairssince Discovery’s original launch delay Nov. 5.The news conference follows Thursday’s Space Shuttle ProgramRequirements Control Board meeting. Program officials reviewedrepairs and engineering…
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Bombardier Says NEO Will Boost CSeries

Bombardier Says NEO Will Boost CSeries
By Darren Shannon Airbus’ decision to re-engine most of its narrowbody family would boost Bombardier’s CSeries program rather than hinder sales, says the Canadian manufacturer’s top aerospace executive. The European airframer claims its plan to offer two new engines on its Airbus A320, A321 and A319 starting in late 2012 makes the CSeries’…
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Airbus Secures 19 Orders In November

Airbus Secures 19 Orders In November
By Max Kingsley-Jones kingsley.jones@aviationweek.comLONDON Airbus added 19 new orders in November and delivered 44 aircraft, including the 400th A330-200. New orders included 11 single-aisles, comprising five A320s for Spain’s Iberia and six for Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways, and eight widebodies, including six A330-200s for Hawaiian Air and…
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Qantas Pilots Saved Crippled Airbus – ATSB

Qantas Pilots Saved Crippled Airbus - ATSB
Pilots of a crippled Qantas Airbus A380 superjumbo struggled with more than a dozen system errors after an engine blew apart on November 4 and landed the plane in Singapore with barely any runway to spare, an Australian investigation showed …
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Gatwick Airport Reopens But Freeze Goes On

Gatwick Airport Reopens But Freeze Goes On
London Gatwick, Britain’s second busiest airport, reopened on Friday after deep snow forced its closure as the country battled to function in the cold snap, but an airport official said flights would still be severely disrupted …
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Qantas Claims Rolls Breached A380 Contract

Qantas Claims Rolls Breached A380 Contract
Qantas Airways is claiming damages from engine maker Rolls-Royce over faulty Airbus A380 engines and loss of business, as investigators concluded a design fault was the likely cause of a mid-air engine failure on an Airbus A380 last month …
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Safety Body Pinpoints Rolls Engine Defect

Safety Body Pinpoints Rolls Engine Defect
Australian safety officials stepped up pressure on aero engine maker Rolls-Royce on Thursday, pinpointing a “potential manufacturing defect” in its Trent 900 engines and demanding it make them safe …
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Bombardier Q3 Down On Tough Sector

Bombardier Q3 Down On Tough Sector
Bombardier on Thursday reported a 15 percent drop in third-quarter profit on weak revenue at both its segments and said the environment in the aerospace segment remained difficult …
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Delta’s Anderson To Chair ATA

Delta's Anderson To Chair ATA
Delta Air Lines’ chief executive Richard Anderson will chair the board of the ATA trade group representing major US airlines …
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Acquitted BA Director Promoted To Board

Acquitted BA Director Promoted To Board
One of the four current and former British Airways executives who were acquitted of price fixing has been promoted to the airline’s main board …
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Quick Decision Unlikely In Boeing Re-Engine Debate

Quick Decision Unlikely In Boeing Re-Engine Debate
The waiting game is about to go into extra time for the aviation world as Boeing grapples with a tough decision on how to update its hot-selling single-aisle 737 …
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Eclipse Completion Program Under Way

Eclipse Completion Program Under Way
By George Larson A new refurbishment and completion program for the EA500 under the trademark “Total Eclipse” was unveiled last week by Albuquerque, N.M.-based Eclipse Aerospace Inc. (EAI). “We acquired all the DayJet aircraft from United Technologies’ finance arm, and those will also be completed under the Total Eclipse program and…
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Raytheon Flies AESA Retrofit Radar In F-16

Raytheon Flies AESA Retrofit Radar In F-16
By Graham Warwick An international customer could order the first active, electronically scanned array (AESA) radar upgrade for the Lockheed Martin F-16 in 2011, moving ahead of the still-undecided U.S. Air Force, Raytheon says. The company has completed flight trials of its Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar (RACR) in a U.S. Air Force F-16D…
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