Aviation News Releases Magazine – Friday, January 28, 2011

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NASA To Announce New Planetary Discoveries

NASA To Announce New Planetary Discoveries
WASHINGTON — NASA will host a news briefing at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Feb. 2, to announce the Kepler mission’s latest findings about planets outside our solar system. The briefing will be held in the NASA Headquarters auditorium at 300 E St S.W. in Washington and carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.Kepler is the first NASA mission capable of…
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Boeing and Northrop Grumman Submit Proposal for Missile Defense Competitive Contract
Proposal focused on delivering continued innovation and value to next phase of program.Team brings more than 50 years of missile sustainment and development experience. Unmatched experience and know-how to ensure innovation and operational readiness.HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28, 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and industry partner Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE: NOC] today submitted…
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NASA Adminstrator Charles Bolden To Speak To Richmond Students Visit Follows President Obama's Call To Make Education And Innovation National Prioriti
WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden meets with seventh and eighth grade students from Albert Hill Middle School this Friday at the MathScience Innovation Center in Richmond, Va. Bolden will highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education as he shares his career experiences in the military and the space program. In his State of the Union speech…
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Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Seattle Anesthesia Outreach Partner for Relief Flight
SEATTLE, Jan. 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For the second time in less than two months, Boeing (NYSE: BA), Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach (SAO) have partnered to deliver medical equipment to Black Lion Hospital, Ethiopia’s largest hospital. The first consignment was delivered in December 2010. Approximately 2,700 pounds (1.2 metric tons) of medical supplies were loaded into the…
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Bombardier Sells Eight Large Cabin Business Jets
Bombardier Aerospace today announced it has received firm orders from an undisclosed customer for two Challenger and six Global jets. The transaction is valued at approximately $383 million US based on the 2010 list price for typically equipped aircraft.Source: BOMBARDIER AviationNewsReleases.com
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ALC takes delivery of the first of 51 Airbus A320 Family on order
Air New Zealand becomes first operator with aircraft in all black rugby livery Air Lease Corporation (ALC), the aircraft financing and leasing company, has taken delivery of its first brand new A320 aircraft directly ordered from Airbus and to be leased to and operated by Air New Zealand. Air New Zealand has designed a one-off livery for the new aircraft as part of its Crazy About…
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JSF Production Takes $11.5 Billion Hit
By Amy Butler The newest Pentagon restructuring of the $380 billion Joint Strike Fighter program will result in an overall cut of $6.9 billion through Fiscal 2016, according to F-35 program officials. This money was removed from the production portion of the program; 124 aircraft will be cut from the U.S. buy of F-35s through Fiscal 2016…
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Boeing 787 Test Priority Shifts To ETOPS
By Guy Norris Boeing’s 787 certification focus is shifting from aircraft tests to qualification for long-range ETOPS at entry-into-service in the aftermath of last November’s electrical fire, says Boeing CEO James McNerney. Despite the delays caused by the fire on ZA002, the 787 program has completed 75% of the flight testing required for…
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ATC Evacuation Disrupts Transatlantic Flights
By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com The Nav Canada air traffic control center that handles most transatlantic traffic was temporarily evacuated Jan. 27, causing ground delays and re-routings. Controllers had to leave the Gander Area Control Center at about 9:15 a.m. EST due to smoke coming from an electrical panel in a power …
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NZ Govt. May Reduce Stake In Air New Zealand
By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says the government will consider reducing the majority stake it holds in Air New Zealand, although he also says this ownership model has worked well and should be emulated with other state-owned assets. In a major annual policy speech, Key said he has asked…
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Pentagon Boosting Emarss Buy Despite Protests
By Amy Butler The Pentagon expects to increase its purchase of U.S. Army Enhanced Medium-Range Surveillance System (Emarss) aircraft in the forthcoming Fiscal 2012 budget request, according to a defense official. The original procurement of Emarss platforms was expected to be six aircraft in low-rate initial production. The…
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EADS Astrium To Develop Spaceplane
By Leithen Francis ~leithen_francis@aviationweek.com SINGAPORE — EADS Astrium has disclosed that Singapore will be a partner in its suborbital spaceplane program. At the Global Space & Technology Convention in Singapore, EADS Astrium executives announced that Singapore will be building a small-scale demonstrator of the…
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Hubble Pushes Back The Clock
By Staff Analysis of far-infrared data collected during the Hubble Space Telescope’s Ultra Deep Field observations has turned up what scientists believe to be the earliest galaxy ever spotted, pointing the way for more discoveries with the planned James Webb Space Telescope. According to a scientific paper on the discovery to…
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Timco Growing 737NG Airframe MRO Business
By Elyse Moody elyse_moody@aviationweek.com Boeing 737NG airframe maintenance is a growing business for Timco Aviation Services, which has recently added capacity in the U.S. for C checks and plans to add more later this year. Timco opened an C check line in September 2010 in Greensboro, N.C., where it has carried out winglet installation…
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Pemco Counters FAA Claims
Lee Ann Tegtmeier leeann_tegtmeier@aviationweek.com Pemco World Air Services responded to FAA’s Jan. 24 claim that the MRO failed to properly follow drug and alcohol testing requirements in two categories. On the first count, FAA says the MRO did not administer pre-employment drug tests to two people doing safety-sensitive jobs. Pemco says the two…
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Record Snow Again Buries US Northeast
A thick blanket of snow covered the US Northeast on Thursday, as the fifth major storm of the winter set snowfall records, clogged Washington highways with abandoned cars and forced airport closures …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Indonesian Companies In Talks To Buy Mandala Air
Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas Group and Hong Kong-based plane leasing firm LCNC are each in talks to buy debt-ridden Mandala Airlines after it ceased operations two weeks ago, said Herry Bhakti Singayuda at Indonesia’s transport ministry on Friday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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More Bali Flights Cancelled As Volcano Spews Ash
Flights to and from Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali were disrupted for a second day on Friday as a volcano on nearby Java island spewed ash into the atmosphere …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Tiger Air Q3 Net Profit Rises 60 Percent
Singapore budget carrier Tiger Airways said on Friday its third quarter net profit rose 60 percent, due to stronger passenger volumes and higher average fares …AviationNewsReleases.com
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SpiceJet Need Not Raise Money For Aircraft Buys
Indian budget carrier SpiceJet does not need to raise capital to fund its aircraft purchases from Bombardier, its chief executive said on Friday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Fine, Provisions Hit Singapore's Q3 Profit
Singapore Airlines reported a 29 percent fall in third-quarter net profit after it was hit by provisions for a fine by the European Commission and settlements with US and South Korean authorities on cargo price-fixing charges …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Airlines Feel Bite Of Sudan's Forex Restrictions
Foreign airlines are struggling to cope with currency restrictions in Sudan that prevent them repatriating their profits, and analysts say they could eventually be forced to stop flying there if restrictions persist …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Luxury Boosts TUI Travel Bookings
Europe’s biggest travel company TUI Travel said summer bookings were up strongly and its first-quarter result had improved as customers seek more exclusive, five-star breaks …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Aer Lingus To Meet Union Over Crew Dispute
Irish airline Aer Lingus has agreed to meet the union representing cabin crew who are involved in a dispute over working hours that has led to cancelled flights and forced 215 people off the payroll …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Computer Glitch Delays SAS Flights
Scandinavian Airlines flights were delayed on Thursday after computer troubles, now resolved, affected its check-in system …AviationNewsReleases.com
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