Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “NASA Sets May 16 For Final Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “NASA Sets May 16 For Final Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch” plus 24 more

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NASA Sets May 16 For Final Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:56 AM PDT

CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA managers have set the liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour for 8:56 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 16. Launch attempts are available through May 26, except for May 21. The STS-134…

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Student Experiments Will Fly Sky High In NASA Weather Balloon

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:53 AM PDT

CLEVELAND — Four high school experiments will launch Thursday, May 19, aboard a NASA helium weather balloon that will travel to the stratosphere, a near-space environment 19 to 20 miles above…

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India Shifts Allegiance From Russia To Europe

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:48 AM PDT

By Jay Menon . NEW DELHI — India is slowly shifting its allegiance from its traditional arms suppliers in Russia toward other European firms. …

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Streamlined Security In Future For Passengers

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:46 AM PDT

By James Ott . Cincinnati . After the surge of heightened security against an Al Qaeda revenge attack for the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, what …

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Changing Needs Influence Warship Design

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:44 AM PDT

By Bill Sweetman, Andy Nativi, Francis Tusa, David Eshel . Washington, Genoa, London, Tel Aviv . Warship design in much of the world may be entering a new …

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Emirates plans No IPO, But More Orders

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:42 AM PDT

By Jens Flottau jens@flottau.com . Frankfurt . Emirates will not launch an initial public offering (IPO) this year or next, according to Chairman Sheikh…

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Virgin Atlantic Extends MRO With AFI KLM

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:40 AM PDT

By Lee Ann Tegtmeier . Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance will support the components on Virgin Atlantic’s new fleet of Airbus A330s,…

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Boeing 787 Engine Gets Key FAA Nod

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:36 AM PDT

Rolls-Royce said the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) had granted a key certification to its Trent 1000 engines, which are being used to power Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner jets … Photo: Dave…

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New Mauritius Hotels Posts H1 Profit

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:31 AM PDT

Luxury hotel group New Mauritius Hotels posted a 17 percent rise in first-half profit on Tuesday, pointing to a turnaround in the Indian Ocean island’s key tourism sector …

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China Seeks Exemption From EU Carbon Trade

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:31 AM PDT

China’s aviation industry body has told the European Union it opposes the inclusion of Chinese airlines in the bloc’s carbon emissions market from 2012, an EU source said on Tuesday …

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Ten Bidders For Zagreb Airport Extension

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:28 AM PDT

Croatia has received 10 bids in an international tender for the construction of a second terminal at Zagreb airport, the transport and infrastructure ministry said, adding it expected to sign a…

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TUI Travel Shrugs Off Mideast Disruption

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:26 AM PDT

TUI Travel, Europe’s biggest tour operator, said it was on track to meet full-year expectations as increased demand for alternative destinations offset the impact of unrest in Egypt and Tunisia…

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Business Class Growth Drives Airline Profits

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:25 AM PDT

The recovery in business travel and exposure to fast-growing emerging markets is becoming the driving factor in the airline industry and those without it have no buffer against higher fuel costs…

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Emirates Profit Sidesteps Regional Turmoil

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:23 AM PDT

Dubai government-owned airline Emirates posted a 52 percent rise in net profit in 2010, with strong demand in the early part of the year offsetting a more challenging second half …

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SAS Posts First Quarter Loss

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:21 AM PDT

Scandinavian airline SAS reported a first-quarter pre-tax loss in line with expectations on Tuesday but said it still hoped for a profit this year despite high fuel prices …

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EasyJet Hit By Fuel Price Rise

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:20 AM PDT

Low-cost airline easyJet said its first-half losses almost doubled after it was hit by rising fuel prices and tough economic conditions …

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Man Charged Over Cockpit Incident

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:18 AM PDT

A Yemeni man accused of trying to break into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight from Chicago to San Francisco over the weekend was charged on Monday with interfering with a flight crew…

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Two Small Planes Collide In Upstate New York

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:16 AM PDT

Two single-engine planes collided in upstate New York on Monday, killing two people and critically injuring a third, authorities said …

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Passenger Tries To Open Door Mid-Flight

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:15 AM PDT

Passengers and crew on board a Chicago-bound flight on Sunday had to subdue a man who tried to open an emergency exit door in mid-air, forcing the plane to make an unscheduled landing in St. Louis,…

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Xiamen To Buy 6 Boeing 787s For USD$1.1 Bln

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:13 AM PDT

China Southern Airlines, the country’s largest carrier by fleet size, said on Monday that its subsidiary Xiamen Airlines will buy six Boeing 787 aircraft with a total list price of USD$1.1 billion…

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Airport Traffic Back To Pre-Crisis Levels – ACI

Posted: 10 May 2011 07:10 AM PDT

Traffic at the world’s airports is back to pre-economic crisis levels, according to Angela Gittens the director general of the Airports Council International …

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Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch No Earlier Than May 16

Posted: 09 May 2011 12:18 PM PDT

CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA managers have retargeted space shuttle Endeavour’s launch to no earlier than Monday, May 16. After a meeting on Friday, they also extended the length of Endeavour’s…

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Bombardier Aerospace Mexico Celebrates Five Years of Operations

Posted: 09 May 2011 12:16 PM PDT

Company currently employs 1,600 people in Querétaro . Bombardier Aerospace this week celebrated the fifth anniversary of operations at its Mexico Manufacturing Centre. During a ceremony…

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NASA News: Engineering Tests Leading The Way For NASA’s Next Neemo Mission

Posted: 09 May 2011 12:12 PM PDT

HOUSTON — To determine how best to explore asteroids in the future, NASA scientists and engineers are taking their experiments underwater in the 15th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment…

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Boeing Delivers Super Hornet Trainers to Royal Australian Air Force

Posted: 09 May 2011 12:08 PM PDT

ST. LOUIS, May 9, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced it has completed delivery of six F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircrew and maintenance trainers to the Royal Australian Air Force at RAAF Base …

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