Aviation News Releases Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space and Tourism, Airline Tickets: “NASA-Funded Scientists Make Lunar Watershed Discovery” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space and Tourism, Airline Tickets: “NASA-Funded Scientists Make Lunar Watershed Discovery” plus 24 more

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NASA-Funded Scientists Make Lunar Watershed Discovery

Posted: 27 May 2011 09:05 AM PDT

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — A team of NASA-funded researchers has measured for the first time water from the moon in the form of tiny globules of molten rock, which have turned to glass-like…

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NASA’S Spitzer Sees Crystal “Rain” In Outer Clouds Of Infant Star

Posted: 27 May 2011 09:03 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — Tiny crystals of a green mineral called olivine are falling down like rain on a burgeoning star, according to observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. This is the first time…

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Boeing Awarded PAC-3 Seeker Production Contract

Posted: 27 May 2011 09:00 AM PDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 27, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced it has received a $274 million contract from Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to produce more than 300 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 …

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Bombardier Announces Signing of a Syndicated Letter of Credit Facility Totalling Approximately $4.9 Billion US

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:58 AM PDT

Bombardier announces today the closing of a €3.4 billion (approximately $4.9 billion US) Letter of Credit Facility with a syndicate of first quality international financial institutions. The …

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The “eGenius” concept aircraft takes to the skies for the first time

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:55 AM PDT

The Airbus-sponsored “eGenius” electric concept demonstrator aircraft on May 25th performed its maiden flight in a programme to examine the long-term potential of electricity as a major onboard…

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NASA News: NASA Awards Contract For Icesat-2 Laser Systems

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:51 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA has selected Fibertek of Herndon, Va., to design, develop, fabricate, test and deliver laser systems to be used for the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2)…

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Esterline CMC Electronics Welcomes Claude Chidiac As Vice President of Customer Support and Strategic Development

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:45 AM PDT

(Montreal, Canada – May 2011) Mr. Claude Chidiac will join Esterline CMC Electronics on June 15, 2011, in the position of vice-president, customer support and strategic development. Most recently,…

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AF447: Doomed AF447 Stalled, Investigators Say

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:43 AM PDT

By Jens Flottau jens@flottau.com . FRANKFURT . Air France Flight 447 entered a long, low-speed stall in the minutes before its June 1, 2009, crash off the…

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Military Ka-60 Eclipses Civil Ka-62

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:35 AM PDT

By Maxim Pyadushkin . MOSCOW — Development of the new Kamov Ka-60/62 medium twin helicopter — the first Kamov non-coaxial rotor aircraft — is …

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Hearing Highlights ATC Errors, Fatigue

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:33 AM PDT

By Adrian Schofield . Aviation experts tell U.S. lawmakers that serious concerns persist regarding FAA’s monitoring of controller operational errors, and…

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ANA 787 Validation Flights Starting Soon

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:29 AM PDT

By Leithen Francis leithen_francis@aviationweek.com . SINGAPORE . Validation flights for the Boeing 787 in Japan will commence in early July using the…

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Falcon 7X Fleet Grounded By EASA

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:26 AM PDT

By Fred George fred_george@aviationweek.com . The European Aviation Safety Agency today grounded the EASA-registered Falcon 7x fleet after a report from…

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Third Endeavour Spacewalk Goes Smoothly

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:24 AM PDT

By Mark Carreau . HOUSTON — Endeavour astronauts Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke sailed through a third mission spacewalk outside the International Space…

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Airbus Signals A320 Orders By Paris Air Show

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:21 AM PDT

Airbus could wrap up two major orders for its revamped A320neo by the Paris air show in June, sales chief John Leahy said …

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AF447: Air France Jet Crashed Nose Up Into The Atlantic

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:17 AM PDT

Pilots wrestled with the controls of an Air France airliner for more than four minutes before it crashed into the Atlantic with its nose up, killing all 228 people on board, French investigators…

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Airport Arrest For Banker ‘Armed With Gun’

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:14 AM PDT

Hong Kong police have arrested a senior banker at Deutsche Bank for allegedly possessing a firearm, sources said on Friday, confirming a local media report …

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Wife Flies Plane After Husband Blacks Out

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:12 AM PDT

A woman with no flight experience flew a small plane over Colorado for 40 minutes after her husband blacked out at the controls, the Federal Aviation Administration said …

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Kingfisher ‘In No Hurry For A380s’

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:09 AM PDT

Kingfisher Airlines is in no hurry to take delivery of five Airbus A380 superjumbos it has on order and could push their arrival beyond 2016, Kingfisher chairman Vijay Mallya told reporters…

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Dassault Grounds Falcon 7X Business Jet

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:05 AM PDT

Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 7X business jets are banned from flying as of Friday over safety concerns, the European Aviation Safety Agency said in a directive published on Thursday …

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Jury Convicts JFK Airport Bomb Plot Suspect

Posted: 27 May 2011 08:02 AM PDT

A former leader of the Shiite Muslim community in Trinidad and Tobago was found guilty on Thursday of taking part in a conspiracy to bomb New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport … Photo: Giorgio…

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Airbus Faces Partial A350 Delay – Report

Posted: 27 May 2011 07:59 AM PDT

Airbus reaffirmed on Thursday the first delivery date for its A350 passenger jet, but one of its airline customers forecast two of three variants of the aircraft would be delayed six months,…

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EasyJet Upbeat On Summer, Yields Firmer

Posted: 27 May 2011 07:56 AM PDT

British low-cost airline easyJet is cautiously optimistic about the summer but expects the following 18 months to be tougher, chief executive Carolyn McCall said on Thursday …

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Qatar Seen Ordering More A380s – Report

Posted: 27 May 2011 07:54 AM PDT

Qatar Airways plans to increase its order for Airbus A380 passenger jets at the Paris Air Show, Flight International reported …

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Spirit Airlines Shares Fall In Nasdaq Debut

Posted: 27 May 2011 07:52 AM PDT

Shares of discount carrier Spirit Airlines fell 7.4 percent in their stock market debut on Thursday after pricing at the bottom of the expected range …

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Mexican Airline Interjet To Go Public

Posted: 27 May 2011 07:49 AM PDT

Interjet, Mexico’s second-largest carrier, has applied to publicly list its shares, just a month after the country’s largest airline AeroMexico went public …

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