Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “NASA Selects Investigations For Future Key Planetary Mission” plus 19 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “NASA Selects Investigations For Future Key Planetary Mission” plus 19 more

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NASA Selects Investigations For Future Key Planetary Mission

Posted: 06 May 2011 07:31 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA has selected three science investigations from which it will pick one potential 2016 mission to look at Mars’ interior for the first time; study an extraterrestrial sea on one…

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Northrop Unveils Firebird MALE Aircraft

Posted: 06 May 2011 07:29 AM PDT

By Amy Butler abutler@aviationweek.com . Washington . Northrop Grumman is planning to publicly unveil its secret Firebird aircraft later this month at the…

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McKeon Backs GE-RR Effort To Self-Fund Engine

Posted: 06 May 2011 07:26 AM PDT

By Jen DiMascio . Washington – The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee praised General Electric and Rolls-Royce for offering to fund …

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Boeing Puts Hold On 747-8 Production

Posted: 06 May 2011 07:24 AM PDT

By Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.com . Boeing will freeze 747-8 production for a month from May 6 to incorporate changes from discoveries made during…

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Talks Continue Over Air India Strike

Posted: 06 May 2011 07:22 AM PDT

By Jay Menon jaymenon68@gmail.com . NEW DELHI . A fresh round of talks Thursday between striking Air India pilots and authorities failed to resolve the…

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China Targets UAS As Growth Sector

Posted: 06 May 2011 07:20 AM PDT

By Graham Warwick . Washington . The display of dozens of unmanned-aircraft models at last November’s Zhuhai air show made it clear that China, industrially…

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Rethinking Heavy Lift

Posted: 06 May 2011 07:18 AM PDT

By Bill Sweetman . Washington . Under a little-publicized program sponsored by the Pentagon, a small Southern California company is working on a design that…

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Embraer Posts Positive 1Q Earnings

Posted: 06 May 2011 07:34 AM PDT

By Madhu Unnikrishnan madhu_unnikrishnan@aviationweek.com . Embraer SA posted first-quarter 2011 earnings that were higher than the same quarter last year,…

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Astronaut Observes Funeral Of Mom On ISS

Posted: 06 May 2011 07:09 AM PDT

By Mark Carreau . Houston – Funeral services were conducted May 4 near Milan, Italy, for Maria Nespoli, the mother of European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut…

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EASA Calls For A320 Fixes

Posted: 06 May 2011 07:07 AM PDT

By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com . LONDON . The European Aviation Safety Agency is calling on operators of Airbus A320 family aircraft to address issues…

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ATSG To Take First Quarter MRO Cost Hit

Posted: 06 May 2011 07:06 AM PDT

By Darren Shannon . Cargo wet-lease and charter operator Air Transport Services Group expects extended maintenance on three airframes and costs associated…

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Air Canada Cuts Operating Loss

Posted: 06 May 2011 06:47 AM PDT

Air Canada narrowed its quarterly operating loss as higher passenger revenue helped offset a big rise in fuel costs, sending its shares up …

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IAG Sees Profit Growth In Face Of Rising Oil

Posted: 06 May 2011 06:46 AM PDT

International Airlines Group, formed by the merger of British Airways and Iberia, said it expected “significant growth” in operating profit this year as a continuing recovery in travel helps unit…

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Rolls-Royce Eyes Profit Growth

Posted: 06 May 2011 06:44 AM PDT

British engine maker Rolls-Royce said it was on course to deliver higher 2011 profit and was still keen to secure a joint deal to acquire German peer Tognum …

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EU Moves Closer To Unifying Airspace

Posted: 06 May 2011 06:42 AM PDT

Seven European countries signed an agreement on Thursday to unify their national airspaces, intending to cut costs and bureaucracy and boost air traffic efficiency, paving the way for a single,…

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Lufthansa Japan Traffic Still Falling

Posted: 06 May 2011 06:40 AM PDT

Lufthansa is continuing to see its air traffic turnover in Japan fall since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, chief executive Christoph Franz said on Friday …

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Spirit Aerosystems Profit Falls

Posted: 06 May 2011 06:38 AM PDT

Aircraft supplier Spirit Aerosystems said quarterly profit fell as it took a charge tied to an increase in expected costs for a military helicopter …

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Air France Crash Body Recovered

Posted: 06 May 2011 06:37 AM PDT

The body of one of the 228 victims of the Air France Rio-Paris flight that crashed into the ocean off Brazil in 2009 was lifted to the surface on Thursday from a depth of 3.9 km (12,800 feet)…

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Fuel Problems Halt Tel Aviv Departures

Posted: 06 May 2011 06:34 AM PDT

Israel halted most departures from Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion airport on Thursday after routine checks found aviation fuel supplies were contaminated, an airport spokesman said …

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European Airlines Eye More Cost Cuts

Posted: 06 May 2011 06:33 AM PDT

European airlines are seeking ways to further cut their costs to offset high fuel prices and the impact of international crises that are squeezing margins this year …

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