Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Endeavour Departs On Final Flight” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Endeavour Departs On Final Flight” plus 24 more

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Endeavour Departs On Final Flight

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:44 AM PDT

By Mark Carreau mark.carreau@gmail.com . HOUSTON . Shuttle Endeavour thundered into orbit Monday morning, initiating the orbiter’s delayed final flight, a…

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USAF Surveillance Airship On Track For 2012

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:42 AM PDT

By Graham Warwick . Operational deployment of the U.S. Air Force’s Blue Devil 2 persistent-surveillance airship is on track for February 2012, less than 18…

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BEA Downloads AF447 Recorder Information

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:39 AM PDT

By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com . LONDON . In a big breakthrough for investigators looking into the crash of Air France Flight 447, French official says…

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Airbus/Boeing Duopoly Has Enough Staying Power

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:29 AM PDT

By Pierre Sparaco . Another shake-up, record sales and disillusionments are likely in store for the “middle” of the commercial air transport market—the 150-…

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Industry Mulls Fate As TSA’s Delauter Departs

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:27 AM PDT

By Kerry Lynch . The departure this month of Brian Delauter, the Transportation Security Administration’s general manager of its general aviation branch, is…

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Lufthansa Technik Inks 747-8I VVIP Contracts

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:25 AM PDT

By John Morris . GENEVA . Lufthansa Technik has signed its first eight VVIP completions contract for a Boeing 747-8I and is negotiating on at least two more….

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Mauritius Sun Resorts Q1 Profits Down

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:22 AM PDT

Mauritius-based luxury hotel group Sun Resorts posted an 8.9 percent fall in pre-tax profit for the three months to March 31 on Monday due to a decline in the number of tourists from Europe…

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France Recovers Air France Black Box Data

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:21 AM PDT

Crash investigators have successfully extracted data from the black boxes of an Air France jet which crashed in the Atlantic in 2009, France’s BEA air investigation agency said on Monday…

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Prayers Speed Stricken Plane Back To Singapore

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:18 AM PDT

Photo: Cathay Pacific, Airbus A340 . Terrified passengers aboard a Cathay Pacific plane prayed together as their aircraft, one of its engines on fire, made its way back to Singapore on Monday,…

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Premium Air Travel Drops In March

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:14 AM PDT

The growth rate for premium air travel fell significantly in March from the previous month because of the Japan tsunami and earthquakes and Arab world unrest, the International Air Transport…

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Flight Returned To JFK After Bird Strike

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:12 AM PDT

A bird strike forced a JetBlue flight bound for Aruba back to New York’s John F Kennedy Airport shortly after takeoff on Saturday, officials said …

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Solar Plane Makes Maiden International Flight

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:09 AM PDT

A solar energy plane began the world’s first international flight powered by the sun on Friday to show the potential for pollution-free air travel … Photo: Matth1

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Texas House Passes Bill Banning TSA Airport ‘Groping’

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:07 AM PDT

The Texas House of Representatives late on Thursday approved a bill that would make invasive pat-downs at Texas airports a crime, after a former Miss USA said she felt “molested” at the Dallas/Fort…

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Mental Check Ordered For Man In Mid-Air Incident

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:04 AM PDT

A US federal judge on Friday denied bail and ordered a mental evaluation for a Yemeni man accused of trying to break into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight …

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Airbus To Boost A320 Output To 42/Month

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:02 AM PDT

Airbus has told the aircraft industry it will increase production of its best-selling A320 family of jets to 42 planes a month, two aviation sources said on Friday …

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Calls To Reform US Tourist Visa System

Posted: 16 May 2011 09:00 AM PDT

The complicated US visa system hurts tourism and must be reformed if the United States wants to attract lucrative tourism from countries such as China, India and Brazil, travel industry officials…

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Mexico Launches US Tourism Ad Campaign

Posted: 16 May 2011 08:55 AM PDT

Mexico has launched an advertising campaign to counter its image as a dangerous country and the negative impact on its vital tourist industry of US travel alerts warning Americans of violence south…

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Cathay’s April Cargo Throughput Down 8.4 Pct

Posted: 16 May 2011 08:54 AM PDT

Cathay Pacific Airways said on Friday that April passenger volume rose 4.1 percent but cargo throughput fell 8.4 percent on weaker demand from major manufacturing areas of China …

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ILFC Future May Be Clearer After AIG Offering

Posted: 16 May 2011 08:52 AM PDT

The future of International Lease Finance is likely to become clearer after AIG completes its stock sale, the industry’s unofficial godfather and potential buyer of the unit, Steven Udvar-Hazy,…

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Boeing Took Eight 777 Orders In Last Week

Posted: 16 May 2011 08:47 AM PDT

Boeing said it took orders for eight wide-body 777s from an unidentified customer in the week that ended on Tuesday, bringing its net commercial plane order total to 117 for the year…

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Business Jet Sales Lag Travel Recovery

Posted: 16 May 2011 08:44 AM PDT

Elite business air travel on privately owned and chartered aircraft is recovering from the 2009 slump, but reports show sales to the sector are less healthy …

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Record Cash Pile Boosts EADS

Posted: 16 May 2011 08:42 AM PDT

Airbus parent EADS saw its capacity for acquisitions boosted by a record EUR€12.2 billion (USD$17.3 billion) on Friday, weeks after governments agreed to bail out losses on the A400M transporter…

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US House Republicans Oppose More Airport Scanners

Posted: 16 May 2011 08:40 AM PDT

Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday spurned the Obama administration’s request for funds to buy 275 additional airport full-body scanners and to hire personnel to run them…

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Fuel Costs Push Turkish Air To Q1 Loss

Posted: 16 May 2011 08:38 AM PDT

Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s flag carrier, posted a first-quarter net loss of TRY332.3 million lira (USD$209 million), steeper than expected, after it was stung by higher oil prices …

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Qantas Studying Options To Strengthen Operations

Posted: 16 May 2011 08:36 AM PDT

Australia’s Qantas Airways said it is looking at a range of options to strengthen its struggling international operations, amid media reports it is planning to establish a new premium airline in…

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