Aviation News Releases Magazine – Thursday, December 23, 2010

 

WASHINGTON — International Space Station residents Scott Kelly, Catherine Coleman and Paolo Nespoli will speak to elementary, middle and high school students from the greater Cleveland metropolitan area
on Tuesday, Dec. 28. The event will be held at the Great Lakes Science Center, located at 601Erieside Ave. in Cleveland….




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Aviation News Releases Magazine wish you great holidays ...
Pay attention to the “good old man” and have an excellent 2011 (for all of us) !!!
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Space Station Astronauts Connect Live With Ohio Students
WASHINGTON — International Space Station residents Scott Kelly,Catherine Coleman and Paolo Nespoli will speak to elementary, middleand high school students from the greater Cleveland metropolitan areaon Tuesday, Dec. 28. The event will be held at the Great LakesScience Center, located at 601Erieside Ave. in Cleveland.Station astronauts will make the long-distance phone call from11:30-11:50 a.m….
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Boeing and Air New Zealand Welcome Airline’s First 777-300ER Into Fleet

Boeing and Air New Zealand Welcome Airline's First 777-300ER Into Fleet
EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air New Zealand welcomed the airline’s first 777-300ER (extended range) at a ceremony today at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. Air New Zealand ordered the first of five 777-300ERs in August 2007 to complement the eight Boeing 777-200ERs already in its long-haul fleet. The airline intends to use the first three airplanes to…
Dec-23-2010 | More »

Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen Airliner Awarded U.S. FAA Type Certificate

Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen Airliner Awarded U.S. FAA Type Certificate
Bombardier Aerospace confirmed today that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded aircraft type certification approval to the 100-seat CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet on December 17, 2010. U.S. approval follows type certification by Transport Canada and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), announced on November 10, 2010. “Certification from the FAA essentially clears the way…
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Congress Wants Ship Missile Defense Plan

Congress Wants Ship Missile Defense Plan
By Michael Fabey Congress wants the U.S. Navy to submit a report by March 31 to show how the service plans to incorporate its ship-based ballistic missile defense requirements with its force structure needs, according to the recently passed defense authorization legislation. The report should include …
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Qantas Returns More A380s To Service

Qantas Returns More A380s To Service
By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com Qantas now has five Airbus A380s back in service as grounded aircraft are cleared and new deliveries arrive, and it expects to have seven flying by the end of January. The carrier is gradually returning its six A380s to service after they were grounded for inspections due to the uncontained…
Dec-23-2010 | More »


American Falls Out Of Orbitz

American Falls Out Of Orbitz
By Andrew Compart American Airlines pulled its inventory from Orbitz and its corporate travel solution Orbitz for Business Dec. 21 after a circuit court judge’s ruling cleared the way, giving American at least a temporary victory in the escalating battle over how its inventory is distributed. But the legal battle is not over. Travelport,…
Dec-23-2010 | More »


FAA Wants To Fine American Eagle, Continental

FAA Wants To Fine American Eagle, Continental
By Frank Jackman frank_jackman@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON FAA is proposing more than $600,000 in fines against Continental Airlines and American Eagle Airlines for allegedly operating aircraft that were not in compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) as a result of mechanics failing to follow proper procedures, Each carrier has 30 days…
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More Countries Invest In Marine Forces

More Countries Invest In Marine Forces
By Andy NativiGenoa Most nations have marines—amphibious assault forces that act as first responders when governments project power. Theater commanders will say the benefits of a mobile force of marines, operating with naval support and dedicated air and ground assets, cannot be overstated, especially in an era of asymmetric warfare and littoral …
Dec-23-2010 | More »

SS2 Glide Tests Exceed Expected Progress

SS2 Glide Tests Exceed Expected Progress
By Guy NorrisLos Angeles Scaled Composites hopes to achieve one additional glide test of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) by year-end and says that even if bad weather prevents the attempt, the program is already ahead of schedule following a trouble-free initial unpowered flight on Oct. 10. “Testing has been going quite a bit better…
Dec-23-2010 | More »

LEMV Surveillance Airship Taking Shape

LEMV Surveillance Airship Taking Shape
By Graham Warwick Six months after contract award, elements of Northrop Grumman’s long-endurance multi-intelligence vehicle (LEMV) hybrid airship are coming together. The persistent-surveillance LEMV is designed to have an endurance when operating unmanned for 21 days at 20,000 ft. carrying a 2,500-lb. payload of sensors and communications…
Dec-23-2010 | More »


Flight Testing Begins for HondaJet

Flight Testing Begins for HondaJet
By Bill Garvey william_garvey@aviationweek.com The first FAA-conforming HondaJet flew for the first time yesterday from the Honda Aircraft Co. facility at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C. During the 51-minute flight aircraft’s flight characteristics and performance were analyzed and systems checks were conducted. “This is a…
Dec-23-2010 | More »


New Discovery Flight Readiness Review Planned

New Discovery Flight Readiness Review Planned
By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — NASA will aim for a Jan. 26 Flight Readiness Review to formally assess the troubleshooting of small cracks in a pair of stringers on the external tank (ET) of the shuttle Discovery and a possible launch of the STS-133 mission during a window lasting Feb. 3-10. Discovery’s mission, the final flight of NASA’s senior…
Dec-23-2010 | More »


Senate Panel To Look Into Tanker Data Mixup

Senate Panel To Look Into Tanker Data Mixup
The US Senate Armed Services Committee will hold hearings next month into an Air Force document bungle roiling a transAtlantic rematch for a potential USD$50 billion aerial tanker plane contract …
Dec-23-2010 | More »


JetBlue Extends CEO’s Contract

JetBlue Extends CEO's Contract
Discount US carrier JetBlue Airways said on Wednesday that it had extended the employment agreement of president and chief executive Dave Barger by two years to 2015 …
Dec-23-2010 | More »

Aircraft Producing Nations Agree Export Credit Deal

Aircraft Producing Nations Agree Export Credit Deal
Major aircraft producing nations have agreed a deal to bring state financial support for exporting commercial aircraft more in line with market rates, the OECD said on Wednesday …
Dec-23-2010 | More »

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