Aviation News Releases Magazine – Thursday, January 27, 2011

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NASA TV to Show Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Arrival

NASA TV to Show Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Arrival
HOUSTON — The residents of the International Space Station willreceive a second shipment of food, fuel and supplies this week. NASATelevision will provide a live broadcast of the Russian cargo ship’sarrival Saturday, Jan. 29.Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman,Páolo Néspoli, Alexander Kaleri, Oleg Skripochka and DmitryKondratyev will be standing by as the 41st…
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Boeing Expands Training Capability in Europe
Boeing and Blue1 partner on 717 training solution SEATTLE, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) Training & Flight Services has signed a long-term agreement with Blue1 to provide 717 training capabilities in Stockholm, Sweden, beginning the first quarter of 2011. Blue1 is a Scandinavian Airlines’ subsidiary based in Helsinki, Finland. “Enhancing safe and efficient flight…
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NASA's Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Candidate Ever Seen in Universe
WASHINGTON — Astronomers have pushed NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope toits limits by finding what is likely to be the most distant objectever seen in the universe. The object’s light traveled 13.2 billionyears to reach Hubble, roughly 150 million years longer than theprevious record holder. The age of the universe is approximately 13.7 billion years.The tiny, dim object is a compact galaxy of blue…
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Boeing Tests New Ka-band SATCOM Antenna System
KENT, Wash., Jan. 27, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that it successfully conducted its first over-the-air ground test of a Ka-band satellite communications (SATCOM) phased-array antenna system that will enable wideband SATCOM on aircraft, providing increased bandwidth for networking in flight. This third-generation antenna system gives commercial and military aircraft operators…
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Airbus delivers record number of corporate jets
Wins new business taking total orders to more than 170 aircraft Airbus delivered 15 corporate jets in 2010, worth more than US$ 1.5 billion at list prices, setting a new record for this facet of its business. The aircraft comprised 13 A318 Elites, Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs) and A320 Prestiges, plus two VIP widebody A330/A340s. Airbus also won eight orders for its corporate jets…
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Boeing, Netherlands MOD Mark 1st Flight of Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47F (NL) Chinook
Ridley Township, Pa., Jan. 2011 — Representatives of Boeing [NYSE: BA], its suppliers and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence marked the first flight of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) CH-47F (NL) Chinook heavy-lift helicopter in a ceremony Jan. 25 at Summit Aviation in Middletown, Del. The aircraft made its first flight on Dec. 8 and is scheduled to complete its flight test program…
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TUI Travel PLC buys two new Airbus A330-300s
Brand new customer for Airbus’ leading mid-size aircraft family TUI Travel PLC, has become a new direct customer for Airbus, with an order for two A330-300 aircraft. The European travel group has ordered these aircraft for its French airline subsidiary, Corsairfly. The two wide-bodied A330-300s are the latest 235 tonne maximum take-off weight variants and will be operated on…
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Esterline CMC Electronics Signs Agreement with Star Navigation for Electronic Flight Bag-based Integrated Aircraft Data Monitoring
(Montreal, Canada – January 2011) Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) has recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (Star). CMC and Star will cooperate in the establishment of an integrated, turn-key aircraft data monitoring and reporting system for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). This solution is based on CMC’s PilotView® Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)…
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Boeing Clinches P-8A LRIP Contract
By Guy Norris Boeing plans to start assembly of the first of six low-rate initial production (LRIP) P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft by midyear, following the award of a $1.6 billion U.S. Navy contract. The LRIP-1 contract includes spares, logistics and training devices, and comes as Boeing continues to make rapid progress with the…
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Boeing Bets On Replacement 737 Over Reengining
By Michael Mecham mecham@aviationweek.comSAN FRANCISCO Boeing is betting that technology will mature enough by 2019/2020 to support a new airplane to serve the all-important 100- to 200-seat market, rather than taking the option of re-engining 737NGs to compete with the Airbus A320 New Engine Option (NEO) program. “If we can come up with the right…
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Airports Call For Help With Security
By Jennifer Michels Airports Council International-Europe and ACI World made a plea yesterday for governments and other groups around the world to stop approaching airport security in a reactive way, and start working on a more sustainable security regime. In response to the Jan. 24 terrorist attack at Moscow Domodedovo Airport, the groups…
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Neuron UCAV On Track For 2012 Flight
By Michael A. Taverna PARIS — Saab has handed over the central and forward fuselage section for Europe’s Neuron unmanned combat aerial vehicle, marking a major step forward in the French-led, six-nation stealth demonstration program. The Saab subassembly will be mated to the rear fuselage section, which was delivered by Helenic Aerospace…
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Cessna Delivers 79 BizJet in Q4
By Kerry Lynch kerry_lynch@aviationweek.com Cessna Aircraft delivered 79 business jets in the fourth quarter, for a total of 179 on the year, and executives are optimistic that the manufacturer will deliver at least as many jets, if not a little more, in 2011. Cessna parent Textron today reported that the aircraft manufacturer’s revenues increased…
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ESA Prepares For BepiColombo Mercury Mission
By Frank Morring, Jr. European Space Agency (ESA) engineers have upgraded the Large Space Simulator (LSS) at the European Space Research and Technology Center (Estec) to prepare for the upcoming BepiColombo mission to Mercury, where the spacecraft will encounter temperatures much hotter than those found at planets further from the Sun. …
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Progress Departs ISS As Part Of Cargo Shuffle
By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — The crew of the International Space Station dispatched Russia’s Progress 40 on Jan. 23, clearing the Pirs docking port for the arrival of a replacement space freighter carrying more than 6,000 lb. of propellant and other supplies by month’s end. Progress 40 departed the orbiting science lab at 7:40 p.m. EST,…
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Boeing Profit Falls On Outlook, 787 Delay
Boeing offered a weaker-than-expected 2011 earnings outlook as higher pension costs exacerbated the impact of potential military spending cuts and delays to the 787 Dreamliner …
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China Jet Fuel Distributor CNAF Sales Up
China National Aviation Fuel Group, which holds a near monopoly for aviation fuel distribution, said it sold 12.75 million tonnes of jet kerosene last year, up 14 percent from 2009 …
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Russian Islamist Wanted For Moscow Airport Blast
Security forces are searching for an ethnic Russian member of a North Caucasus Islamist group suspected of involvement in the Moscow airport bombing which killed 35, a leading daily reported on Thursday …
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Airlines Cancel Bali Flights As Volcano Erupts
Several airlines cancelled flights to Indonesia’s top tourist destination island of Bali on Thursday because of volcano ash, an Indonesian government spokesman said …
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Korean Air Quarterly Profit Up 23 Percent
Korean Air Lines posted a smaller-than-expected operating profit on Thursday amid heightened geopolitical risks and higher fuel costs but set a strong full-year target on expected growth in demand …
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Dubai Airport Pax Numbers Up 15 Pct In 2010
Passenger traffic at Dubai Airport rose 15 percent in 2010 as the global economy picked up, and is poised to expand 11 percent this year, Dubai Airports said on Wednesday …
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Garuda IPO To Raise USD$526 Million
National carrier Garuda Indonesia’s initial public offering will raise USD$526 million, less than half the USD$1.1 billion targeted, though local investors see it attracting strong retail demand on its February debut …
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Air Mauritius To Start Direct China Flights
Air Mauritius will fly direct to China from July in a move it hopes will help boost tourism in the Indian Ocean island, which is suffering from the downturn in Europe …
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US Airways Returns To Profit In Q4
US Airways on Wednesday posted a quarterly profit against a year-ago loss as the industry extends a recovery from the most recent economic downturn …
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United Continental Q4 Down On Merger Costs
United Continental on Wednesday posted a wider quarterly net loss on expenses tied to last year’s merger of UAL and Continental Airlines, but excluding exceptional items the company made a profit …
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EU Blocks Aegean/Olympic Airline Merger
EU regulators blocked the proposed merger of Greece’s Aegean Airlines and Olympic, the first veto in more than three years, saying a tie-up would have resulted in higher prices for consumers …
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