Aviation News Releases Magazine – Tuesday, December 21, 2010

 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll back from Launch Pad 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for additional work related to
its final scheduled mission. The first motion of the shuttle is targeted for 12:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 21….




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Embraer delivers first Legacy 650 executive jet in Brazil

Embraer delivers first Legacy 650 executive jet in Brazil
Large category aircraft can fly from São Paulo to Miami (U.S.), nonstopSão José dos Campos, December 2010 – Embraer delivered the first Legacy 650 large executive jet, this month, for the Brazilian market to a businessman from São Paulo. The customer already owns and operates an entry level Phenom 100 jet.“It is a pleasure to see, less than two months after certification, a Legacy 650 operating…
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NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery Rolls Off Launch Pad Tuesday

NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery Rolls Off Launch Pad Tuesday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to rollback from Launch Pad 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) atNASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for additional work related toits final scheduled mission. The first motion of the shuttle istargeted for 12:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 21.In the VAB, technicians will scan below the foam insulationsurrounding the intertank…
Dec-21-2010 | More »

Boeing to Build 3-Satellite System for Government of Mexico

Boeing to Build 3-Satellite System for Government of Mexico
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has received a contract for approximately $1 billion from the government of Mexico to deliver an end-to-end satellite communications system. The system, known as MEXSAT, will consist of three satellites, two ground sites, associated network operations systems and reference user terminals. MEXSAT will provide…
Dec-21-2010 | More »


Green Light For Virgin Blue, Air NZ Alliance

Green Light For Virgin Blue, Air NZ Alliance
By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.comAuckland The New Zealand government has approved an alliance between Air New Zealand and Australia’s Virgin Blue, removing the last regulatory hurdle to the carriers’ linkup. The decision, issued by Transport Minister Steven Joyce, follows a similar approval by the Australian Competition and…
Dec-21-2010 | More »

Update: Snow Disruption Continues In Europe

Update: Snow Disruption Continues In Europe
By Rupa Haria rupa_haria@aviationweek.com, James Ott jott@aviationweek.comLONDON, CINCINNATI Thousands of flight cancelations and delays are continuing across Europe following heavy snowfall over the weekend, with the U.K., Belgium, Germany and France among the hardest hit areas. Hundreds of thousands of passengers have been displaced at airports …
Dec-21-2010 | More »


Eva And SIA Buy Stake In China Eastern Cargo

Eva And SIA Buy Stake In China Eastern Cargo
By Leithen Francis China Eastern Airlines has decided on the new ownership structure of its cargo joint-venture. China Cargo Airlines will be 51% owned by China Eastern, 17% by China Ocean Shipping (Cosco), and 16% by both Eva Airways’ Concord Pacific and Singapore Airlines’ SIA Cargo. Details of the ownership structure were revealed by…
Dec-21-2010 | More »


Skymark CEO Predicts Fleet Of 50 Aircraft

Skymark CEO Predicts Fleet Of 50 Aircraft
Japan’s Skymark Airlines will almost triple its fleet to 50 aircraft in the next four years made up of Boeing 737s and Airbus A380s, its chief said on Tuesday …
Dec-21-2010 | More »


Boeing Boosts 777 Output But 787 Pressure Seen

Boeing Boosts 777 Output But 787 Pressure Seen
Boeing shares slumped almost 3 percent on Monday as reports emerged that said a delivery delay of possibly six months or more could be announced for its 787 Dreamliner aircraft …
Dec-21-2010 | More »

Heathrow’s Christmas Tales Of Woe

Heathrow's Christmas Tales Of Woe
Passengers stranded by snow and ice at London’s Heathrow airport, were critical of airline and airport officials on Monday for failing to keep them informed and leaving them to sleep in terminal buildings …
Dec-21-2010 | More »

Tejas Completes Drop Tank Jettison Trials

Tejas Completes Drop Tank Jettison Trials
By Anantha Krishnan M. BENGALURU, India — India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft successfully completed a drop tank trial over the Aeronautical Test Range at Challakere in Chitradurga, near Bengaluru, on Dec. 17. P.S. Subramanyam, chief of the Aeronautical Development Agency, tells Aviation Week that a 1,200-liter drop tank was jettisoned …
Dec-21-2010 | More »

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