Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “NASA News: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s Statement About The 50th Anniversary Of U.S. Human Spaceflight” plus 20 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “NASA News: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s Statement About The 50th Anniversary Of U.S. Human Spaceflight” plus 20 more

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NASA News: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s Statement About The 50th Anniversary Of U.S. Human Spaceflight

Posted: 05 May 2011 07:13 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued the following statement Thursday, May 5, about the 50th anniversary of United States human spaceflight: “50 years ago today, Alan Shepard…

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Korean Air’s first A380 enters its final round of evaluations

Posted: 05 May 2011 07:06 AM PDT

The final phase of testing has begun for Korean Air’s initial A380, which is scheduled to enter commercial service with the Seoul-based carrier next month. Carried out from Airbus’ facilities in…

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Fights Ahead Over Strategic Forces Budget

Posted: 05 May 2011 07:01 AM PDT

By Jen DiMascio . Congressional fights are ahead over how the House Armed Services Committee panel that deals with strategic forces has chosen…

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Airbus Cancellations Already Outpace 2010

Posted: 05 May 2011 07:00 AM PDT

By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com . London . International Lease Finance Corp.’s cancellation of ten A380 orders and the loss of an additional A330-200…

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Lufthansa Boosting Capacity In Asia-Pacific

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:57 AM PDT

By Leithen Francis . Lufthansa plans to see double-digit growth in capacity this year into the Asia-Pacific region, with the exception of Japan. …

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Dubai Projects Huge Growth

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:56 AM PDT

By James Ott . Airport operator Dubai Airports projects that Dubai International Airport (DXB) will become the world’s busiest airport for international…

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Virgin Australia Launched After Brand Deal

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:54 AM PDT

By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com . Virgin Blue will from now on operate its domestic services as Virgin Australia, and the group’s…

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Hybrid Vehicles Are In U.S. Military’s Future

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:52 AM PDT

By Paul McLeary, Kimberly Johnson . Washington, Greenville, S.C. . While the need to reduce the military’s fuel consumption has never been greater due to…

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VH-71 Program Following Right Course: GAO

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:50 AM PDT

By Michael Fabey . A set of rigid requirements doomed the VH-71 program from the start, but the presidential helicopter replacement program now appears to be…

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Scaled Performs First SS2 Feather Flight Test

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:48 AM PDT

By Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.com . Los Angeles . Scaled Composites tested the feathering re-entry mechanism of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo in…

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AIG Order Pushes Airbus Past Boeing

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:45 AM PDT

A USD$9 billion, 100-plane order from the leasing arm of insurance giant AIG (AIG.N) has lifted Airbus above Boeing in new jet sales so far this year, putting pressure on its rival to clarify its…

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TAV April Passenger Numbers Up 16 Percent

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:43 AM PDT

Turkish airports operator TAV Airports said on Thursday its April passenger numbers rose 16 percent to 4.1 million …

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Air Berlin Fills More Seats In April

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:41 AM PDT

Air Berlin said it filled more available seats on its planes in April as the German carrier added capacity more slowly than demand for air travel recovered …

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Lufthansa Expects To Weather Current Crises

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:39 AM PDT

Lufthansa said it was confident it could weather this year’s crises with the help of cost cuts and an overall pickup in demand for air travel …

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Air Canada Posts Narrower Q1 Operating Loss

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:38 AM PDT

Air Canada reported a narrower operating loss helped by higher passenger revenue and raised first-half outlook of a key earnings measure …

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Aer Lingus Profit Outlook Prompts Costs Rethink

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:36 AM PDT

Irish airline Aer Lingus may ramp up controversial cost cuts after confirming profit this year will be significantly below 2010 due to weak demand and higher fuel prices …

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Lufthansa Posts Q1 Loss On Japan, North Africa

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:34 AM PDT

Lufthansa posted a first-quarter operating loss as fewer passengers got on planes following the earthquake in Japan and unrest in North Africa …

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Ryanair April Passenger Numbers Up 10 Pct

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:32 AM PDT

Europe’s largest low-cost airline Ryanair saw passenger numbers increase to 6.8 million in April, a ten percent increase from a year ago, the company said on Wednesday …

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Porter Air Planes Fuller In April

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:31 AM PDT

Canada’s Porter Airlines flew slightly fuller planes in April compared with the same month a year earlier … Photo: BriYYZ

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WestJet April Load Factor Drops

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:28 AM PDT

WestJet Airlines, Canada’s second-biggest carrier, flew slightly emptier planes in April compared with the same month a year earlier …

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Panama Airline Group Copa Profits Soar

Posted: 05 May 2011 06:18 AM PDT

Copa Holdings, the parent of Panama-based Copa Airlines, said on Wednesday its first-quarter net income more than doubled to USD$94.4 million, helped by strong demand in passenger traffic…

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