Aviation News Releases Magazine – Monday, December 06, 2010

 

Large executive jet to be managed by private jet charter operator based in Jordan

São José dos Campos, December 2010 – Embraer delivered the first Legacy 650 large executive jet in the Middle East to an undisclosed customer from Jordan during a ceremony held today at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The aircraft will be managed on behalf of its owner by private jet charter operator Arab Wings, also based in Jordan….




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Legacy 650 debuts in the Middle East with Arab Wings

Legacy 650 debuts in the Middle East with Arab Wings
Large executive jet to be managed by private jet charter operator based in JordanSão José dos Campos, December 2010 – Embraer delivered the first Legacy 650 large executive jet in the Middle East to an undisclosed customer from Jordan during a ceremony held today at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The aircraft will be managed on behalf of its owner by private jet charter…
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Boeing Begins Delivering Brigade Combat Team Modernization Capabilities to US Army

Boeing Begins Delivering Brigade Combat Team Modernization Capabilities to US Army
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6, 2010 — Boeing today announced that it began delivering Brigade Combat Team Modernization (BCTM) Increment 1 hardware to the U.S. Army on Nov. 17, and made a second delivery on Nov. 22. The hardware included Network Integration Kit-equipped Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and Humvees, along with Unattended Ground Sensors and Unmanned Ground Vehicles. These…
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Bombardier Opens Regional Support Office in Dubai

Bombardier Opens Regional Support Office in Dubai
Bombardier Aerospace today announced the opening of a new Regional Support Office (RSO) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, significantly boosting service levels for its growing number of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft customers in the Middle East and Africa. The new office, the sixth Bombardier RSO to open outside North America in the past three years, is part of the company’s drive to…
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Airbus A318 Elite & ACJ to lead the field at MEBA

Airbus A318 Elite & ACJ to lead the field at MEBA
Two top-of-the-line Airbus corporate jets will be exhibited at the Middle East and Business Aviation (MEBA) show in Dubai in December, highlighting their success in the region.They comprise an A318 Elite operated by Al Jaber Aviation (AJA) of Abu Dhabi and an Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) based in Bahrain and operated by Comlux. Both aircraft are available for VVIP charter. AJA began offering…
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NASA Targets Shuttle Discovery’s Launch For No Earlier Than Feb. 3

NASA Targets Shuttle Discovery's Launch For No Earlier Than Feb. 3
WASHINGTON — NASA managers have targeted space shuttle Discovery’slaunch for no earlier than Feb. 3 at 1:34 a.m. EST. Shuttle managersdetermined more tests and analysis are needed before proceeding withthe launch of the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station.The Program Requirements Control Board met Thursday and reviewedengineering evaluations associated with cracks on two…
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X-37B Completes 220-Day Mission

X-37B Completes 220-Day Mission
By Guy Norris LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Air Force is reviewing test data from the first X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-1), which completed a picture-perfect autonomous landing at 1:16 a.m. Pacific Time at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., on Dec. 3 after a 220-day space mission. The flight is the first successful runway recovery of an autonomous space…
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Continental Vows Appeal in Concorde Verdict

Continental Vows Appeal in Concorde Verdict
By Jens Flottau jens@flottau.comFRANKFURT Continental Airlines vows it will appeal a French judge’s ruling the airline and one of its employees were guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the July 25, 2000, crash of an Air France Concorde, in which 113 persons died including four on the ground. The airline was fined €200,000 and ordered to pay Air…
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Criminal Probe Launched Into Tu-154 Crash

Criminal Probe Launched Into Tu-154 Crash
By Leithen Francis Leithen_Francis@aviationweek.com Russian authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the fatal crash landing of a Tupolev Tu-154 passenger aircraft at Moscow Domodedovo Airport on Dec. 4. Two people on board the JSC South East Airlines flight were killed and 82 hospitalized, says the Moscow Interregional Department of …
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Sikorsky Unveils New Gearbox for S-92A

Sikorsky Unveils New Gearbox for S-92A
By Graham Warwick graham_warwick@aviationweek.com Sikorsky plans to introduce a redesigned main gearbox for the S-92A helicopter this month in a bid to overcome cracking that has required operators to inspect mounting pads within every 10 hours of flight. FAA has amended a 2009 airworthiness directive (AD) to expand the recurrent inspection…
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Spain Counts The Costs Of Air Controller Strike

Spain Counts The Costs Of Air Controller Strike
The 24-hour strike by Spanish air traffic controllers has cost the tourist and airline sectors hundreds of millions of euros and the political cost for an already unpopular government could be much higher …
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Singapore To Put A380s On Singapore-LA Route

Singapore To Put A380s On Singapore-LA Route
Singapore Airlines said on Monday it will deploy the Airbus A380 superjumbo on the Singapore-Los Angeles route beginning next year despite a controversy over the plane’s engines …Photo: Terence Ong
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ACE Sells 44 Mln Air Canada Shares

ACE Sells 44 Mln Air Canada Shares
ACE Aviation said on Friday it will sell 44 million Air Canada shares for CAD$3.70 apiece, in a CAD$162.8 million (USD$162.8 million) deal that begins ACE’s long-expected wind down …
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IATA Praises Moves Towards Single European Sky

IATA Praises Moves Towards Single European Sky
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has praised the European Commission for taking steps towards the long-delayed Single European Sky plan …
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BAE Notes High Interest In Aerospace Unit

BAE Notes High Interest In Aerospace Unit
BAE Systems said it is seeing high interest in the sale of its aerospace platforms solution unit, but gave no details on when a deal could be announced or its possible value …
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Suppliers Eye Gains From A320 Upgrade

Suppliers Eye Gains From A320 Upgrade
Aircraft suppliers Rockwell Collins and Goodrich said they could gain new business as a result of this week’s announcement that Airbus would upgrade its A320 with improved engines that offer 15 percent fuel savings …
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