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International Partners Discuss Space Station Operations

International Partners Discuss Space Station Operations
WASHINGTON — The International Space Station partner agencies metThursday, Feb. 3, by videoconference to discuss coordinating theincreased use of the space station as a research laboratory. Theagencies want to continue using the station as a test-bed forexploration and find innovative ways to reduce costs while increasing use.The Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) meeting included…
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Airbus to increase A330 production rate to ten a month
Unprecedented demand for Airbus’ best-selling long range aircraft family Airbus has decided to raise the production rate for its A330 Family to ten aircraft a month from the second quarter of 2013. Currently Airbus turns out eight A330 Family aircraft each month. This monthly rate will increase to nine in early 2012, before reaching rate ten in the second quarter of 2013. “We are…
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NASA'S Head Of Education To Meet With D.C. Elementary Students
WASHINGTON — NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin will meet with first and third grade students at Ferebee-Hope Elementary School in Washington from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 8. This is one of the school’s Black History Month events and will focus on the importance of reading.Melvin, a former space shuttle astronaut, will share his flight experiences, highlight…
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Boeing Marks a Milestone With Rollout of 1,000th 767
Employees past and present celebrate landmark airplane EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) marked a proud moment in the company’s history today at a ceremonial rollout of the 1,000th 767 airplane. Hundreds of current employees, joined by Boeing retirees who worked on the first 767, gathered to celebrate the occasion at the Everett, Wash., factory. “It was great to see…
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NASA Names Winning Experiments In Kids Micro-G Challenge
HOUSTON — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station thisspring will conduct six experiments designed by middle schoolstudents from across the country. The winning proposals of the “Kidsin Micro-g” Challenge are from California, Idaho, Montana, New York,Pennsylvania and Washington state.In its second year, the program offers students in fifth througheighth grades an opportunity to design…
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Airbus Fly Your Ideas contest attracts over 300 teams worldwide comprising students of 75 nationalities
Best ideas for greener aviation in the running to win €30,000 Over 2,600 students have registered for the second Airbus Fly Your Ideas (FYI) university contest which challenges students from all around the world to develop new ideas for a greener aviation industry. Students of 75 nationalities made up the 315 teams which entered in round 1. This is a 40 percent increase in the number…
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NASA Finds Earth-Size Planet Candidates In Habitable Zone, Six Planet System
WASHINGTON — NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered its firstEarth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in thehabitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet’ssurface. Five of the potential planets are near Earth-size and orbitin the habitable zone of smaller, cooler stars than our sun.Candidates require follow-up observations to verify they are actualplanets. Kepler…
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NASA Deputy Administrator Meets With Commercial Space Innovators
WASHINGTON — NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will travel to Las Vegas and Boulder, Colo., this week to meet with leaders of two commercial space companies, Bigelow Aerospace and Sierra Nevada Corp., and tour their facilities. NASA is partnering with the commercial sector to develop innovative technologies to ensure that the U.S. remains competitive in future space endeavors.On Friday, Feb….
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Hawker Beechcraft Selects Salina Airport Authority for Light Attack Training Package
WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Salina Airport Authority to use Salina’s airport, airspace and vast array of civilian and military resources for training associated with HBC’s Light Attack aircraft. The U.S. Air Force plans to competitively award a Light Air Support contract within the next six months. If…
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Salina Airport: Press conference to be held to discuss findings of economic impact study
Salina, Kan., (February 2011) – A press conference will be held to discuss the findings of a recent economic impact study completed by Wichita State University, at the Salina Airport Authority’s M. J. Kennedy Air Terminal, Wednesday, February 9 at 10 a.m. In attendance will be representatives of the Salina Airport Authority, City of Salina, Saline County, Great Plains Joint Training Center and…
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U.S. Navy, Pentagon Debate EA-18G Growler
By Michael Fabey While the U.S. Navy has continued to make improvements to its F/A-18 electronic attack variant — the EA-18G Growler — the service has yet to prove the aircraft is suitable for operations, says a recent report by the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E). At the same time, DOT&E notes…
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Programs, Budgets Challenge Military Space
By William N. Ostrove/Forecast International/www.forecastinternational.com Space assets play a vital role in current and perceived future battlefield needs, with communications satellites an important part of networking forces. But program problems and budget restrictions are combining to change thinking on how capabilities should be developed and…
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Cargolux Covers 747-8F Delay With Lease
By Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.comLos Angeles Boeing confirms it is leasing a 747-400BCF to Cargolux to cover a capacity shortfall caused by the extended delay to the delivery of the first 747-8F. The former Korean Air 747 was delivered to the freight carrier via Hamburg, Germany on Jan. 25 following refurbishment and repainting into partial…
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U.S. Army Explores New Small UAS
By Amy Butler The U.S. Army is exploring options for procuring a family of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that would allow for rapid infusion of new technologies as units rotate for service abroad. The goal is to buy more of the small UAS to outfit each platoon-sized unit with its own system, which would be between 2-15…
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Superjet Receives Initial Type Certificate
By StaffMOSCOW Russian regulators on Feb 3 are formally handing over the type certificate for Sukhoi’s Superjet 100 regional jet, clearing the way for the two lead customers to start operating the aircraft. The milestone caps a process that began in April 2004 and has seen a series of delays. The formal handover of the certificate – granted on Jan….
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737 Operators Tell Boeing Not To Re-Engine
By Joseph C. Anselmo, Michael Mecham Airlines that fly the Boeing 737 want the company to develop an all-new replacement, rather than rush forward with re-engining the existing 737NG. A new survey of “most” of the top 25 737 customers by RBC Capital Markets finds a “resounding preference” for a next-generation replacement and predicts that…
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France Adds New Torpedo To Submarine Arsenal
By Christina MackenzieSt. Tropez, France Torpedoes are potent weapons, if rarely used. Excluding the sinking of a South Korean ship last March by North Korea, the last torpedo used in combat was by the Royal Navy in the Falklands War, “and they used a torpedo from World War II,” says Marc Le Roy, director of BU ASM (Business Unit Armes Sous Marines),…
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Carter Flies Vertical-take Off Aircraft
By Graham Warwick graham_warwick@aviationweek.com Carter Aviation Technologies has completed initial flight tests of its proof-of-concept Personal Air Vehicle (PAV), an aircraft that combines a rotor for vertical takeoff and landing with a propeller and wing for efficient high-speed flight. The “2+2”-seat PAV uses Carter’s slowed rotor/compound…
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Kepler Finds Multi-Planet Star
By Michael Mecham MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — In just its first four months of operation, the Kepler orbiting observatory has identified 1,235 candidate planets, including five in orbit in a habitable zone around a slightly smaller, cooler star than our Sun. “Kepler has blown the lid off of everything we’ve known about Earth-sized…
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Emirates Engineering Talks Support Strategy
Elyse Moody Emirates had a great 2010. How does it plan to invest in maintenance and engineering moving forward? Lachlan: Emirates’ fleet growth is very exciting. It’s going to be very challenging for everyone, not only engineering. What we have done to try to cope with the fleet growth is: we run our five-year rolling maintenance planning…
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Batavia Sends First A330 To GAMECO
By Lee Ann Tegtmeier leeann_tegtmeier@aviationweek.com Batavia Air just sent its first Airbus A330 to Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Co. (GAMECO) for a C check under a five-year general agreement, which covers Boeing 737, Airbus A320 and Airbus A330 aircraft. GAMECO will perform a C9 check, implement service bulletins and engineering…
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Qantas Airways To Raise Fuel Surcharge
Australia’s Qantas Airways announced on Thursday an increase in its international fuel surcharge, citing higher oil and jet fuel prices …AviationNewsReleases.com
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China's Itch To Travel Grows Boosting Tourism
China’s itch to travel abroad is spreading to second-tier cities, feeding a boom that is benefiting the tourism and retail industries across the globe and putting the country on the cusp of overtaking the United States as the largest outbound tourism market …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Chinese Visitors to Japan To Surge Over Holiday
Japan is expecting a surge in Chinese visitors during the lunar New Year holiday period, with tourists eager to snap up electronics and other goods in a welcome boost for retailers …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Foreigners Scramble For Flights Out Of Egypt
Thousands of foreigners were scrambling to fly out of a chaotic Cairo airport on Wednesday as protesters rallied for a ninth day to reject Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s timetable for quitting …AviationNewsReleases.com
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US Airlines Grapple With Storm Cancellations
Major US airlines cancelled more than 5,500 flights on Wednesday for a second straight day as a monster winter storm paralyzed air travel and threatened to erode revenue for carriers hit the hardest …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Massive Storm Slams US Midwest, NE
A huge winter snow and ice storm cut a swathe from New Mexico to Maine on Wednesday, paralyzing much of the Midwest, stranding hundreds of thousands without power and stalling travel and shipping …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Three Qataris Involved In 911 Plot - Wikileaks
A classified US document obtained by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks shows three previously undisclosed participants in the September 11, 2001 plot, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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