Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Space Shuttle Discovery Returns Home After Final Mission” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Space Shuttle Discovery Returns Home After Final Mission” plus 24 more

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Space Shuttle Discovery Returns Home After Final Mission

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 09:38 AM PST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Discovery and its six-astronaut crew ended a 13-day journey of more than five million miles and concluded the spacecraft’s illustrious 27-year career with an…

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NASA TV To Cover Soyuz Landing And Launch Events

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:50 AM PST

HOUSTON — NASA Television will cover the March 16th return of three crew members who have called the International Space Station home for more than five months. The March 29th launch of three new…

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Boeing Begins Final Assembly of 1st P-8A Poseidon Production Aircraft

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:48 AM PST

RENTON, Wash., March 9, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today began final assembly of the first U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon production aircraft in the company’s Renton factory. The P-8A is the first of six…

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NASA Administrator To Greet Discovery Crew, Talk With Students

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:45 AM PST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.– NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will greet space shuttle Discovery’s astronauts on Wednesday after the crew’s planned landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Bolden…

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Boeing, Aeroflot Announce Order for Eight 777s

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:42 AM PST

MOSCOW, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Aeroflot Russian Airlines today announced an order for six Boeing 777-300ERs (extended range) and two Boeing 777-200ERs. The order was…

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NASA Holds Events To Preview Final Space Shuttle Flights

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:40 AM PST

HOUSTON — NASA will preview the final space shuttle missions during media events on Wednesday, March 23, and Thursday, March 24, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. On March 23,…

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Completes Engine Runs Successfully

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:37 AM PST

EVERETT, Wash., March 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) successfully completed the first engine runs for the 747-8 Intercontinental yesterday. The milestone marks a key step in preparing…

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NASA Hosts STS-133 Song Contest Winner Live In Mission Control

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:34 AM PST

HOUSTON — For the first time, NASA astronauts aboard an orbiting spacecraft were awakened by a live performance from Mission Control, as Todd Park Mohr and three other members of Big Head Todd and…

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Boeing and ILFC Announce Order for 33 Next-Generation 737-800s

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:31 AM PST

SEATTLE, March 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., have finalized a firm …

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NASA Awards Contract For Environmental Engineering Services

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:28 AM PST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — NASA awarded Great Southern Engineering of Trinity, Ala., a contract to provide for miscellaneous environmental engineering services. Under the contract, Great Southern…

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Boeing Completes Preliminary Design Review for Inmarsat-5 Satellites

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:25 AM PST

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 9, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Inmarsat-5 spacecraft and hosted payloads. Boeing is…

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NASA Accepting Applications From ‘Inspired’ High School Students

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:22 AM PST

WASHINGTON — U.S. high school students are invited to participate in NASA’s Interdisciplinary National Science Program Incorporating Research Experience, or INSPIRE, through an online learning…

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Cathay Pacific Airways orders 15 more A330s

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:18 AM PST

World’s most popular mid-size widebody stays high in demand Cathay Pacific Airways has placed a firm order with Airbus for 15 more A330-300s. Scheduled for delivery from 2013, the aircraft…

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ILFC selects 100 A320neo Family aircraft

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:15 AM PST

Strong endorsement for the industry’s benchmark eco-efficient single-aisle aircraft The world’s premier aircraft leasing company, ILFC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 100…

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ATR delivers to Azul a pink aircraft promoting breast cancer awareness

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:12 AM PST

Toulouse-based turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR today delivered to Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas an ATR 72 painted pink, symbolizing the promotion of breast cancer awareness. On its fuselage, the…

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ARSA Statement on FAA Supplemental Regulatory Flexibility Determination

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:07 AM PST

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, March 2011 – Craig Fabian, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association’s (ARSA) vice president of regulatory affairs and assistant general counsel, released the following…

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ICM ETS Ltd Accredited For Verification of Aircraft Emissions Under EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:05 AM PST

ICM ETS Ltd, part of the ICM Group based in the Isle of Man, has been Accredited for the verification of aircraft emissions and tonne-km data under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. “The route to…

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GMD Contest Pivotal Point In Missile Defense

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 08:00 AM PST

By Guy Norris LOS ANGELES — The contest for development and sustainment of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) ballistic interceptor…

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Northrop Simulates Global Hawk Aerial Refueling

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 07:58 AM PST

By Graham Warwick graham_warwick@aviationweek.com Washington Northrop Grumman has simulated autonomous aerial refueling between two high-altitude,…

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Europe Scrambles To Address Summer Delay Fears

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 07:56 AM PST

By Adrian Schofield European airlines and air traffic control agencies are bracing for what could be a grim summer of flight delays, just one more …

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ILFC Signs MOU For GTF-Powered A320NEOs

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 07:52 AM PST

By Guy Norris, Frank Jackman International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus to buy 100 Airbus A320NEO family…

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F-22s Could Be Assigned To Libyan Operation

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 07:48 AM PST

By David A. Fulghum Washington The Pentagon is generating plans for a no-fly zone over Libya—plans that could produce the first combat assignment for the…

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New Bell 407 Models Unveiled At Heli-Expo

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 07:45 AM PST

By Graham Warwick graham_warwick@aviationweek.com ORLANDO, Fla. Bell Helicopter has introduced two new variants of its light single-turbine Model 407—the…

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Boeing Revival As Satellite Market Softens

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 07:43 AM PST

By Michael A. Taverna The return in force of Boeing to the weakening communications satellite market has rival manufacturers scrambling for the right…

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NASA Stalemate May Cause More Layoffs

Posted: 09 Mar 2011 07:41 AM PST

By Frank Morring, Jr. The U.S. government’s ongoing failure to devise a spaceflight plan for NASA after the shuttle fleet is retired raises…

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