Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Boeing Supports Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Flight” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Boeing Supports Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Flight” plus 24 more

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Boeing Supports Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Flight

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 08:45 AM PDT

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., April 28, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] engineers and technicians are supporting Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final mission by helping to prepare the orbiter for its April 29…

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NASA’s Swift And Hubble Probe Asteroid Collision Debris

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 08:45 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — Late last year, astronomers noticed an asteroid named Scheila had unexpectedly brightened, and it was sporting short-lived plumes. Data from NASA’s Swift satellite and Hubble Space…

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Boeing Names Steve Morrow Insitu President and CEO

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 08:39 AM PDT

BINGEN, Wash., April 28, 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and subsidiary Insitu Inc. today named Steve Morrow Insitu president and CEO, effective immediately. Morrow succeeds CEO Steve Sliwa,…

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Yemen Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A320

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 08:37 AM PDT

Adds flexibility to regional route expansion . Sanaa based Yemenia, the official carrier of the state of Yemen, has taken delivery of its first Airbus aircraft as part of its plan to…

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Boeing Subsidiary Tapestry Solutions Names DeFord President and CEO

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 08:35 AM PDT

SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Tapestry Solutions has named R. Sam DeFord Jr. as president and CEO, effective immediately. Prior to…

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The A380: a milestone first appearance at Russia’s MAKS air show

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 08:32 AM PDT

For the first time ever, Airbus will bring its 21st century flagship A380 to Russia’s leading aerospace exhibition and air show – MAKS – which is set to take place 16-21 August at Moscow’s…

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NASA Hosts Science Update About Gravity Probe B Mission

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 08:29 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 4, to discuss the science results and legacy of the Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission. The event will be in the…

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India Shortlists MMRCA Competitors

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 08:24 AM PDT

By Robert Wall . LONDON — The Indian government has named the final candidates in its Medium Multirole Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) program. …

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Boeing Unfazed By A320 NEO Threat

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 08:21 AM PDT

By Michael Mecham mecham@aviationweek.com . SAN FRANCISCO . Airbus’ new engine option (NEO) for the A320 family is not having an impact on Boeing’s customer…

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Pentagon Taps EW For Second Wind

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 08:18 AM PDT

By David A. Fulghum . Washington . The U.S. has been falling behind in the arena of electronic warfare—a key element in defeating enemy air defenses—for …

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GAMECO Opens A Maintenance Base In ChongQing

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 08:14 AM PDT

By Lee Ann Tegtmeier leeann_tegtmeier@aviationweek.com . Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Co. (Gameco) opened its first maintenance base…

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Spain, South Korea Swap Parts To Maintain Old Fighters

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 08:12 AM PDT

Bradley Perrett . South Korea and Spain will exchange spare parts to cut the cost of keeping old fighters flying. The Spanish air force will supply parts for…

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Asur Profit Dips, Fewer Passengers Travel

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 07:54 AM PDT

Mexican airport operator Asur reported an 2.4 percent drop in first-quarter profit as fewer passengers flew during the first three months of the year …

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Workmanship Suspected In Southwest Jet Flaw

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 07:50 AM PDT

Boeing believes a tear in the roof of a Southwest Airlines 737-300 in mid-flight this month was related to a manufacturing problem limited to one aircraft … Photo: Into The Blue

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Second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Begins Flight Test

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 02:01 PM PDT

EVERETT, Wash., April 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The second Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Intercontinental, RC021, successfully made its first flight yesterday. The airplane completes the two-airplane test…

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Boeing Delivers 737-900ER to United Continental Holdings Subsidiary Continental Airlines

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:58 PM PDT

SEATTLE, April 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) yesterday celebrated the delivery of the first Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended range) with the Boeing Sky Interior to United Continental…

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Boeing Begins 787 Dreamliner Pilot Training with Launch Customer ANA

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:56 PM PDT

SEATTLE, April 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has started 787 Dreamliner pilot training with launch customer ANA (All Nippon Airways). Ten pilots from ANA began the training program with…

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Boeing Breaks Ground for New Facility in Oklahoma City

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:53 PM PDT

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] yesterday broke ground on a new facility it will lease in Oklahoma City. The six-story, 320,000-square-foot building will be home to the Boeing B-1 …

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NASA Receives European Commitment To Continue Space Station

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:51 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — The Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) for the International Space Station partner agencies met Wednesday, April 27, to discuss increased efforts to use the station as a test-bed…

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Boeing Vigilare System Completes Operational Testing in Australia

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:47 PM PDT

Network centric command and control system participates in RAAF combat exercise RAAF BASE WILLIAMTOWN, New South Wales, April 27, 2011 — The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Vigilare network centric command and…

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Boeing Statement on Santa Susana Federal Court Decision

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:45 PM PDT

SIMI HILLS, Calif., April 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s ruling by Federal District Court in the Central District of…

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ILFC firms up order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:35 PM PDT

Milestone deal takes the A320 Family to over 7,000 firm order . ILFC has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 100 A320neo Family aircraft. This follows the signing of a memorandum of…

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NASA News: NASA Awards Knowledge Sharing And Curriculum Contract

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:31 PM PDT

HAMPTON, Va. — NASA selected InuTeq, LLC in Greenbelt, Md., for a follow-on contract award for support services for the agency’s Office of the Chief Engineer’s Academy of Program/Project and…

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Innotech Aviation, Esoteric Unveil Next Generation IFE for Corporate Jet Market

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:24 PM PDT

Montreal, QC – April 27, 2011 – Innotech Aviation has awarded California-based tech company, Esoteric Inc., an order for 35 ship sets of its SkyPad wireless in-flight entertainment system (IFE) for…

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Field Aviation Delivers First Dash 8 Flight Deck Upgrade and Modernization

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:22 PM PDT

Mississauga, Ontario, April 27, 2011…Field Aviation has completed the first major modernization of the flight deck of a Bombardier Dash 8 on schedule at the company’s facilities at L. B. Pearson…

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