Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Spanish Government, Iberia, and Airbus launch bio-fuel initiative” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Spanish Government, Iberia, and Airbus launch bio-fuel initiative” plus 24 more

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Spanish Government, Iberia, and Airbus launch bio-fuel initiative

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 08:10 AM PDT

‘Value chain’ to study bio-fuel production to reduce CO2 emissions The Spanish government, Iberia Airlines and Airbus have signed an agreement to develop a complete Spanish ‘value chain’ for…

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Boeing Receives US Air Force Contract for Additional C-130 Modernization Kits

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 08:08 AM PDT

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] yesterday announced that it has been awarded a $31 million follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force for two more C-130 Avionics Modernization…

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Bombardier Enters into Strategic Alliance with Fokker Services to Strengthen Support for Dash 8/Q-Series 100/200/300 Aircraft

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 08:05 AM PDT

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Fokker Services for the launch of FLY, a new program aimed at improving the availability of components and…

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NASA Offers Schools And Education Groups Chance To Talk To Space

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 08:02 AM PDT

HOUSTON — NASA is offering opportunities for schools and educational groups to speak with astronauts aboard the International Space Station to learn about the challenges and rewards of their…

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Airbus CEO Tom Enders calls for investment in the future

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 08:00 AM PDT

Sustainable aviation at the heart of a thriving European economy . Speaking at a major EU summit in Madrid, Airbus President and CEO, Tom Enders, urges Europe “to invest in improving an…

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NASA Astronaut Doug Wheelock Wins Social Media Shorty Award

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:56 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock was honored with a Shorty Award for an image of the moon he took and posted to his Twitter account, @Astro_Wheels, while living aboard the International…

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Yes Airways Selects Commsoft’s OASES to Support its New Charter Operations

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:53 AM PDT

Commsoft is a leading global provider of MRO IT systems· Commsoft’s OASES is one of the world’s most successful aviation engineering and maintenance systems, used by over 50 organisations…

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NASA Awards Earth And Space Science Studies Cooperative Agreement

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:48 AM PDT

GREENBELT, Md. — NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the University Space Research Association in Columbia, Md., to facilitate experimental, analytical and theoretical research in support of…

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ARSA to Recommend Reg Flex Changes at House Small Business Committee Hearing

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:44 AM PDT

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, March 2011 – On March 30, Craig Fabian, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association’s (ARSA) vice president of regulatory affairs and assistant general counsel, will testify…

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NASA Satellites Detect Extensive Drought Impact On Amazon Forests

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:42 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — A new NASA-funded study has revealed widespread reductions in the greenness of Amazon forests caused by last year’s record-breaking drought. “The greenness levels of Amazonian…

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Dutch Debate Buying Second Test F-35

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:35 AM PDT

By Robert Wall . LONDON — The Pentagon has granted the Dutch defense ministry another month to decide whether to purchase a second F-35 test …

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Qantas Cuts Capacity In Response To Fuel Spike

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:33 AM PDT

By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com . Qantas says it will cut its capacity targets for the current fiscal year by suspending some routes…

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Embraer Looks To Wider Security Market

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:25 AM PDT

By Graham Warwick . Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil . Brazilian manufacturer Embraer’s creation in January of a defense and security division has as much to do…

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Airline Facebook Apps, Will Others Follow?

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:23 AM PDT

By Andrew Compart . Delta Air Lines has enhanced and exported its Facebook booking application, and Malaysia Airlines has debuted one that makes greater use…

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Major GA Safety Effort Planned By FAA

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:20 AM PDT

By Kerry Lynch . FAA is launching a major new safety initiative designed to improve education and outreach with the general aviation community and lower the…

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NASA Will Retain Block II SSMEs

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:18 AM PDT

By Mark Carreau . HOUSTON — Not every element of NASA’s space shuttle fleet is headed for a museum or the trash bin, as the three-decade old program is…

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Japanese HTV-2 Departs Space Station

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:15 AM PDT

By Mark Carreau . HOUSTON — Japan’s HTV-2 cargo capsule departed the International Space Station on March 28, signaling a post-earthquake …

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ARJ21, CRJ Could Be Jointly Updated

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:10 AM PDT

By Bradley Perrett . Comac and Bombardier could eventually modify all four of their commercial aircraft models to create an integrated family, with cockpit…

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Brazil To Increase Flights To Mexico, Russia, Canada

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:05 AM PDT

Brazil has signed agreements with Mexico, Russia and Canada that allow for increased air traffic with those countries, its aviation authority said on Tuesday …

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Aircraft Contrails Stoke Warming, Cloud Formation

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 07:01 AM PDT

Aircraft condensation trails criss-crossing the sky may be warming the planet on a normal day more than the carbon dioxide emitted by all planes since the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903, a…

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UK Investigates Package On UPS Plane To Turkey

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 06:58 AM PDT

The UK is investigating how a suspicious package flew undetected on a cargo plane to Turkey, it was reported on Wednesday … Photo: Pawel Kierzkowski

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BAA Forced To Go Ahead With UK Airport Sales

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 06:54 AM PDT

Britain’s Competition Commission (CC) on Wednesday said it would force BAA to press ahead with the break up of its UK airport network, after reviewing a ruling it made two years ago …

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Japan Woes Add To Some Flight Times

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 06:52 AM PDT

At least three major airlines have added a stop in Seoul for flights in and out of Japan due to staffing and supply concerns brought about by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear troubles that have…

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Qantas To Cut Flights, Jobs To Offset Fuel

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 06:51 AM PDT

Australia’s Qantas Airways plans to scale back some flights and cut management jobs to help offset rising fuel prices and an estimated AUD$140 million (USD$144 million) hit to its earnings from a…

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Air China H2 Net Jumps On Air Travel

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 06:49 AM PDT

Air China posted a more than three-fold rise in second half earnings on Tuesday thanks to brisk air travel in the world’s second-largest economy and a merger deal …

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