Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Astronaut Scott Kelly Available For Interviews” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Astronaut Scott Kelly Available For Interviews” plus 24 more

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Astronaut Scott Kelly Available For Interviews

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:58 AM PDT

HOUSTON — After a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly will be available for live satellite interviews on Tuesday, March 22, from NASA’s Johnson Space Center…

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Lufthansa Supervisory Board approves purchase of 30 A320neo Family aircraft

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:54 AM PDT

Fuel-efficient new aircraft will fit seamlessly into Lufthansa’s fleet and strategy . Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board has approved the acquisition of 30 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft …

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NASA “Can Crush” Test Will Aid Future Rocket Design

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:51 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA will conduct an innovative engineering test on March 23 to help improve future heavy-lift launch vehicles design. The 10:30 a.m. EDT test, which will air live on NASA Television’s…

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GlobalAir.com Expands Aircraft Comparisons Tool capabilities

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:44 AM PDT

New tool’s success spurs update for specific type aircraft March 2011 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Since the revamp of its successful Aircraft Exchange site in early 2010, Globalair.com keeps adding new…

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MBDA Sees European Missile Sector Evolution

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:23 AM PDT

By Robert Wall . LONDON — Missile manufacturer MBDA is considering measures that could help to unify and strengthen Europe’s supply chain for…

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Lufthansa Ordering A320NEOs and 777Fs

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:21 AM PDT

By Jens Flottau . Lufthansa will be the first major European airline to order the new Airbus A320 new engine option (NEO). The airline’s board of directors…

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Wataniya Shuts Down Unexpectedly

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:19 AM PDT

By Jens Flottau . Kuwait-based carrier Wataniya has shut down all operations. The airline said in a statement that “given the current financial…

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Sendai Runway Partly Open For Relief Flights

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:17 AM PDT

By Bradley Perrett perrett@aviationweek.com . Workers have cleared 1,500 meters (4,900 ft.) of mud-caked runway at Sendai airport, opening the facility for…

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Australia to Buy Amphibious Military Transport Ship, Aircraft

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:13 AM PDT

By Rob Taylor . CANBERRA . Australia will buy a large amphibious warship from Britain and a C-17 wide-body military transport plane from Boeing to expand its…

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Sizing Up Small Nukes

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:08 AM PDT

By Sharon Weinberger . In the 1980s, the Pentagon was so concerned about the ability of the military to maintain power essential for operations after a…

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Collier Trophy Goes to Sikorsky X2

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:06 AM PDT

By Staff . Washington . Sikorsky Aircraft and the X2 Demonstrator Team have won the 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy “for demonstrating a revolutionary 250 knot…

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Senators Press NASA Authorization Commitment

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:04 AM PDT

By Jefferson Morris . Senate lawmakers pressed high-level NASA witnesses during a Capitol Hill hearing March 15, skeptical that the agency is taking its most…

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Russia Issues Tu-154M Upgrade Ultimatum

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:01 AM PDT

By Staff . MOSCOW . Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency is telling operators of Tupolev Tu-154M narrowbodies to upgrade their aircraft by July or park…

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Air India Operates More, Bigger Flights To Japan

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 07:57 AM PDT

Air India has started flights with bigger capacities to Tokyo and has increased their frequency to help bring back Indians from Japan as concerns about the spreading nuclear crisis worsened…

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Radiation Found On Japan Passengers To Taiwan, S. Korea

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 07:54 AM PDT

About 25 passengers arriving in Taiwan from Japan were observed with levels of slightly higher exposure to radiation, a government official said on Thursday …

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Singapore Air Delays Tokyo A380 Service

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 07:53 AM PDT

Singapore Airlines said on Thursday it will delay the launch of Airbus A380 services to Tokyo and Los Angeles as there was less demand for travel to Japan … Photo: Terence Ong

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More Countries Advise Citizens To Leave Japan

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 07:50 AM PDT

Airlines on Thursday scrambled to fly thousands of people out of Tokyo as fears about Japan’s nuclear crisis mounted and the United States joined other nations urging their citizens to leave…

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FedEx Profit Seen Up But Curbed By Oil And Storms

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 07:48 AM PDT

FedEx, the world’s largest cargo airline, is expected to report a third-quarter profit that rose from a year ago but was sideswiped by severe winter weather and spiking fuel costs … Photo:…

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Lufthansa Sees Risks In Fuel, Tax And Wages

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 07:45 AM PDT

Lufthansa said a sharp rise in fuel costs could hurt its profits, although continued economic recovery should boost the airline’s revenues and operating profit this year and next …

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Rolls-Royce Marks Comeback With Asiana Deal

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 07:27 AM PDT

Rolls-Royce announced its first new order for Trent 900 engines since last year’s engine blowout on a Qantas A380 passenger jet …

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Lufthansa To Place USD$4 Bln Airbus, Boeing Orders

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 07:22 AM PDT

German flagship carrier Lufthansa said on Wednesday its supervisory board had approved orders for 30 new passenger jets from Airbus and five new cargo planes from Boeing …

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Southwest Apology To Muslim Booted Off Plane

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 07:19 AM PDT

A Muslim woman who was removed from a Southwest Airlines plane because flight attendants thought she was acting suspiciously received a public apology from the airline on Wednesday … Photo: Into…

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Airlines Scramble To Help Japan Exodus

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 07:16 AM PDT

Airlines raced on Wednesday to clear Tokyo’s airports of a backlog of passengers and help those wanting to leave as fears grew that quake-stricken Japan was losing control of a steadily growing…

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Wataniya Air Halts Flights, Cites Finances

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 07:15 AM PDT

Kuwaiti luxury carrier Wataniya Airways said on Wednesday it was stopping its operations due to its financial situation and regional unrest …

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Delta Bets On Upgrades To Lure New Customers

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 07:11 AM PDT

Delta Air Lines may no longer be the the world’s biggest airline, but it’s spending big in an effort to become a premium brand …

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