Aviation News Releases Magazine – Friday, December 10, 2010

 

HOUSTON — As NASA’s space shuttle fleet nears retirement, the agency is preparing to release a comprehensive account of the program that managed the spacecraft and the dedicated people who made its
accomplishments possible….




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“Wings In Orbit” Details Shuttle History By Those Who Made It Happen

"Wings In Orbit" Details Shuttle History By Those Who Made It Happen
HOUSTON — As NASA’s space shuttle fleet nears retirement, the agencyis preparing to release a comprehensive account of the program thatmanaged the spacecraft and the dedicated people who made itsaccomplishments possible.The 500-plus-page book, “Wings in Orbit” is available forpre-publication sale. The book describes the scientific, engineeringand cultural contributions of the space shuttle…
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Boeing Delivers 200th Airplane to Air France

Boeing Delivers 200th Airplane to Air France
EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air France celebrated on Wednesday the 200th direct delivery of a Boeing jetliner – a 777-300ER (extended range) – to the Paris-based carrier. “The 777 is the backbone of our long-haul fleet. This new aircraft will support Air France’s projected growth on long-haul destinations and confirm the Air France-KLM Group’s European…
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Boeing KC-135 Fleet Support Program Wins Engineering Work in Oklahoma City

Boeing KC-135 Fleet Support Program Wins Engineering Work in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 9, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has received a five-year contract from the U.S. Air Force for engineering sustainment support on the KC-135 Fleet Support Program. The contract is worth up to $20 million annually. “Boeing’s Oklahoma City team has set a high standard in the engineering business,” said Mike Wright, KC-135 and KC-10 program director,…
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First Stovl Engine Shipped For F-35B

First Stovl Engine Shipped For F-35B
By Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.comLOS ANGELES Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce have shipped the first production short take-off and vertical landing (Stovl) propulsion system to Lockheed Martin for installation in the F-35B. The lift fan unit, produced at Rolls’ Indianapolis facility, will be integrated with Pratt & Whitney’s F135…
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Extra Four-Month Delay For Boeing 787

Extra Four-Month Delay For Boeing 787
By Guy Norris First deliveries of the delayed 787 may be pushed back until June or July 2011 as a result of last month’s electrical fire on ZA002, a report in French newspaper Les Echos claims. The report says the news was relayed by Boeing executives to Air France officials at a delivery ceremony for one of the airline’s Boeing 777-300ERs…
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Oneworld Alliance Plans HQ Move To New York

Oneworld Alliance Plans HQ Move To New York
By Darren Shannon Bruce Ashby is taking the reins of the Oneworld alliance under a restructuring that relocates the alliance’s headquarters to New York from Vancouver. Ashby, with immediate effect, assumes the responsibilities currently held by John McCulloch, who is citing family reasons for leaving the managing partner role he has held…
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Discovery Prepared For Dec. 15 Tanking Test

Discovery Prepared For Dec. 15 Tanking Test
By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — NASA is targeting Dec. 15 for a launch pad tanking test of the shuttle Discovery, as part of a long-running effort to determine the cause of small cracks in the stringer region of the external tank. Four cracks were found in adjacent 21-ft.-long aluminum lithium stringers following a Nov. 5 launch abort due to an…
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House Confirms Mica As Transportation Chair

House Confirms Mica As Transportation Chair
By Elyse Moody House Republicans on Dec. 8 confirmed Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) in conference as chairman of the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure in the 112th Congress. Mica, who is the panel’s ranking Republican during the current “lame-duck” session, has firm priorities for congressional action regarding aviation funding for…
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New Budget Darling May Be Directed-Energy

New Budget Darling May Be Directed-Energy
By David A. FulghumWashington After decades of promises, directed-energy weapons appear headed for near-term operational use and may be led there by electronic attack programs under development for the military. The lightning rod for rapid fielding of directed-energy devices and advanced sensors will be the U.S. services’ next-generation …
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Plan Will Focus On Best Use Of ISS, Ariane 5

Plan Will Focus On Best Use Of ISS, Ariane 5
By Michael A. TavernaParis Germany should strengthen its competitiveness in economically useful applications, ensure that European assets on the International Space Station are put to maximum use and protect Europe’s technological independence, particularly in launchers, according to a new strategic space road map. But the plan, unveiled…
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Flights To Haiti Suspended Over Protests

Flights To Haiti Suspended Over Protests
American Airlines suspended flights to and from Haiti as thousands of protesters rampaged through the country’s capital claiming that the country’s election had been rigged …
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Engine Snag On Future Qantas A380, Deliveries Intact

Engine Snag On Future Qantas A380, Deliveries Intact
Special safety checks ordered by Australian authorities have led to the replacement of a Rolls-Royce engine on an Airbus A380 awaiting delivery to Qantas, an Airbus spokesman said …
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LAN Nov Passenger Traffic Up 11.2 Percent

LAN Nov Passenger Traffic Up 11.2 Percent
Chile’s LAN Airlines said on Thursday its passenger traffic rose 11.2 percent in November from a year earlier after growing 16 percent in October …Photo: LAN Cargo
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