Aviation News Releases Magazine – Wednesday, December 22, 2010

 

 

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 22, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced it has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to deliver C-17 training devices to three sites. The contract value is $44 million initially and up to $72 million if two options are exercised….

 




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Boeing Receives US Air Force Contract for C-17 Training Devices

Boeing Receives US Air Force Contract for C-17 Training Devices
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 22, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced it has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to deliver C-17 training devices to three sites. The contract value is $44 million initially and up to $72 million if two options are exercised. The first set of devices is an Integrated Training Center (ITC) to be delivered to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in…
Dec-22-2010 | More »

Bombardier’s Belfast Facility to Manufacture Learjet 85 Aircraft Wing Structures

Bombardier's Belfast Facility to Manufacture Learjet 85 Aircraft Wing Structures
Bombardier Aerospace today announced that the development and production of advanced composite wing skin panels and spar components for the new Learjet 85 business jet will be undertaken by its facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Final assembly of the wings will take place at Bombardier’s production plant in Querétaro, Mexico. Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast will produce the primary wing…
Dec-22-2010 | More »


LAN firms up commitment to order 50 A320 Family aircraft

LAN firms up commitment to order 50 A320 Family aircraft
LAN Airlines, one of Latin America’s leading passenger and cargo airlines, signed a firm order for 50 new eco-efficient Airbus A320 Family aircraft, making it the largest single airline order for Airbus in Latin America. Initially announced as a Memorandum of Understanding at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, the airline’s request for incremental A320 Family aircraft is part of…
Dec-22-2010 | More »

NASA Seeks Proposals For Technology Flight Demonstrations And Information About Suborbital Flight Services

NASA Seeks Proposals For Technology Flight Demonstrations And Information About Suborbital Flight Services
WASHINGTON — NASA is seeking proposals from researchers interested in testing new technologies during suborbital flights. The agency also is requesting information from commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicle providers and commercial payload integrators about carrying the technology payloads.The selected payloads will fly on aircraft that provide parabolic flight trajectories and on…
Dec-22-2010 | More »


Carter: Healthy JSF Worth Slip In Production

Carter: Healthy JSF Worth Slip In Production
By Amy Butler The Pentagon remains willing to slow F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production to shore up problems in the development and testing portion of the single-engine stealthy fighter program, says Ashton Carter, who oversees procurement for the U.S. Defense Department. “Ultimately, a successful [system design and development] program…
Dec-22-2010 | More »

EC Criticizes Airports Over Snow Closures

EC Criticizes Airports Over Snow Closures
By Rupa Haria rupa_haria@aviationweek.com, Frank Jackman frank_jackman@aviationweek.comLONDON, WASHINGTON The European Commission again is criticizing European airports over the handling of recent disruptions caused by heavy snowfall and is suggesting that it may have to set minimum service requirements for airports. The airports, however, say…
Dec-22-2010 | More »

Printer Bomb Scare Raises Issues For Congress

Printer Bomb Scare Raises Issues For Congress
By James Ott Congress will have its hands full dealing with a multitude of policy issues raised by the October discovery of explosive printer bombs destined for U.S.-bound, all-cargo aircraft, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) says in a December report. A key conflict is whether the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can…
Dec-22-2010 | More »

Russia, India Link Up On Aircraft Production

Russia, India Link Up On Aircraft Production
By Neelam Mathews NEW DELHI — India and Russia have registered a joint venture called Medium Transport Aircraft Ltd. that will develop and manufacture products with India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), according to United Aircraft Corp. President Alexei Fyodorov. “It will be in the market in six to seven years,” Fyodorov tells…
Dec-22-2010 | More »

Hawker Beechcraft Will Stay in Wichita

Hawker Beechcraft Will Stay in Wichita
By Bill Garvey william_garvey@aviationweek.com Well, so much for moving to the Big Easy. Hawker Beechcraft Corp. announced today that the State of Kansas has ante’d up $60 million to keep the OEM and 4,000 jobs in Wichita, a figure that convinced Chairman and CEO Bill Boisture to unpack his bags and stay put. Earlier this year Boisture said he was…
Dec-22-2010 | More »


Orbital Aims For Station With Lifting Body

Orbital Aims For Station With Lifting Body
By Frank Morring, Jr.Washington Competition for the job of sending crews to the International Space Station for hire will pick up in 2011 with the addition of a new vehicle proposal from Orbital Sciences Corp. in NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) effort. If selected in the $200-million second round of CCDev, the Dulles, Va.-based…
Dec-22-2010 | More »

GSAT-5P Launch Delayed By Helium Leak

GSAT-5P Launch Delayed By Helium Leak
By Anantha Krishnan M. BENGALURU, India — India has postponed the scheduled Dec. 20 flight of its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F06) carrying the GSAT-5P satellite. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) sources tell Aviation Week that the decision was made after a helium gas leak was detected from one of the valves in…
Dec-22-2010 | More »


Qantas To Return More A380s To Service

Qantas To Return More A380s To Service
Australia’s Qantas Airways said it will have five Airbus A380 aircraft in service by the end of the week as it prepares to handle traffic at the start of the Southern hemisphere peak travel season …
Dec-22-2010 | More »


Boeing To Announce 787 Test Flight Return Soon

Boeing To Announce 787 Test Flight Return Soon
Boeing said on Wednesday it will soon announce the resumption of test flights for its 787 Dreamliner, which have been halted since last month due to technical problems …
Dec-22-2010 | More »


WestJet 757 Lease Spurs Long-Haul Talk

WestJet 757 Lease Spurs Long-Haul Talk
WestJet Airlines’ announcement on Tuesday that it will lease a long-range plane has sparked speculation the airline is thinking of abandoning its commitment to a single-type fleet of planes so that it can fly longer-haul routes …
Dec-22-2010 | More »


Aer Lingus Pays EUR€25 Mln Into Employee Trust

Aer Lingus Pays EUR€25 Mln Into Employee Trust
Aer Lingus made a one-off cash payment of EUR€25.3 million to its employee share ownership trust, a transaction the Irish airline said relieved it of an obligation to make further payouts to the trust …
Dec-22-2010 | More »


Delta To Resume Aeromexico Codeshare

Delta To Resume Aeromexico Codeshare
Delta Air Lines said on Tuesday that it will reinstate the code-share arrangement under which it sells seats on Aeromexico planes from December 29 …
Dec-22-2010 | More »

EU Threatens Snowbound Airports With Regulation

EU Threatens Snowbound Airports With Regulation
Europe’s transport chief said on Tuesday he was considering forcing airports to provide airlines with a minimum level of infrastructure support during severe weather, such as this week’s snowstorms …
Dec-22-2010 | More »

Second Heathrow Airport Runway Reopens

Second Heathrow Airport Runway Reopens
The second runway at London’s Heathrow airport, which had been closed since the weekend due to poor weather, has reopened, the airport operator said on Tuesday …
Dec-22-2010 | More »

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