Aviation News Releases Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space and Tourism, Airline Tickets: “NASA Announces Final Shuttle Mission Preview Events” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space and Tourism, Airline Tickets: “NASA Announces Final Shuttle Mission Preview Events” plus 24 more

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NASA Announces Final Shuttle Mission Preview Events

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:34 AM PDT

HOUSTON — NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston has scheduled briefings, interview opportunities and demonstrations to highlight the final space shuttle mission, targeted to launch on July 8. On…

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First ANA Crews Complete Boeing 787 Pilot Training

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:32 AM PDT

SEATTLE, June 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and ANA (All Nippon Airways) have completed pilot training in Seattle, Wash., for the first airline crews who will fly the 787 Dreamliner. Ten…

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Airbus Leads way towards sustainable aviation at Paris Air Show

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:29 AM PDT

Shares vision for the future of air travel . Airbus, a market leader in commercial and military transport aircraft is showcasing ideas for a sustainable aviation at the Le Bourget Air Show …

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New Space Station Crew Members Launch from Kazakhstan

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:27 AM PDT

HOUSTON — NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa launched to the International Space Station at 3:12 p.m. CDT Tuesday (2:12 a.m. local…

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Boeing Awarded Contract to Upgrade E-4B Cockpits

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:25 AM PDT

WICHITA, Kan., June 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced it has been awarded phase one of the Communications Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) E-4B upgrade …

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Flexjet Forms Alliance with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Customers Gain Exclusive Benefits

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:23 AM PDT

Fractional jet company’s newest marketing partnership offers unique travel package options and room upgrades . Driven to provide even more value for its customers, Flexjet is proud to…

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Airbus utilises processed water and cooling systems to help the environment

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:20 AM PDT

How water is treated, moved and disposed of has a significant effect on the environment, which is why Airbus facilities in Germany and France are utilising alternative water sources and…

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NASA News: Unique ‘Portrait’ Of Shuttle And International Space Station Released

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:17 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — Newly-released portraits show the International Space Station together with the space shuttle, the vehicle that helped build the complex during the last decade. The pictures are the…

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Award Date For Missile Defense Contract Slips

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:13 AM PDT

By Amy Butler . The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is extending the time needed to review proposals from contractors vying for a contract…

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A350-1000: Key Customers Want More Thrust

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:11 AM PDT

By Leithen Francis . Airbus and Rolls-Royce are believed to be working on a potential thrust margin increase of about 5,000 lb. for the Trent XWB engine that…

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Plans For Further Rafale Upgrades Emerge

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:09 AM PDT

By Robert Wall . Paris . With a new round of Rafale upgrades nearing completion, the French military and defense industry are starting to look at the …

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Philippines Wants U.S. Cat. I Status By 2012

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:08 AM PDT

By Leithen Francis . The Philippine government has set a June 2012 deadline for its civil aviation authority to achieve Category I status with the U.S. FAA. …

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Northrop Says Working To Fix Global Hawk

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:05 AM PDT

By Karen Jacobs/Reuters . ATLANTA . Defense contractor Northrop Grumman has made improvements to its high-flying Global Hawk reconnaissance drone since a …

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FAA Mulls New Flight and Duty To Part 135

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:03 AM PDT

By Kerry Lynch . DULLES, Va. . FAA, in the throes of finalizing a its new flight, rest and duty regulations for Part 121 rules, is considering extending that …

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BizAv Orgs Will Challenge DOT BARR Plan

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 09:01 AM PDT

By Benet Wilson benet_wilson@aviationweek.com . The major business and general aviation group are banding together to mount a legal challenge to last week’s…

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Crew Launches To Help Usher In New ISS Era

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 08:59 AM PDT

By Mark Carreau . HOUSTON — Russia’s Soyuz TMA-02M/27S spacecraft lifted off from Central Asia on June 7, initiating a two-day trip to the International…

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Funding Stymies European-U.S. Mars Mission

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 08:57 AM PDT

By Amy Svitak . Washington . European industry cost estimates are putting pressure on the ExoMars program while NASA budget cuts are forcing a redesign of key…

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Qatar Air On Verge Of Buying Cargolux Stake

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 06:05 AM PDT

Qatar Airways is on the verge of buying a 35 percent stake in Cargolux, providing a long-term investor for Europe’s largest all-freight airline … Photo: Tak

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Greece Sets New Deadline For Crete Airport

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 06:02 AM PDT

Greece postponed the award of a EUR€1 billion tender for a new airport on Crete on Tuesday, the fifth time it has pushed back a project seen as a test of investor appetite for deals in the…

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BA To Pay USD$89.5 Mln To Settle Cargo Suit

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 06:01 AM PDT

British Airways said on Tuesday it will pay USD$89.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing it and more than two dozen other airlines of conspiring to fix the price of air freight…

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IATA Says Business Travel Demand Holding Up

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 05:59 AM PDT

Airlines pieced together encouraging news for the global economy on Tuesday, spurred by a pick-up in business confidence and cargo, at a conference overshadowed by profit fears and growing trade…

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Air Berlin Still Not Making Up Africa Shortfall

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 05:57 AM PDT

German airline Air Berlin said it was still struggling to compensate for business lost from the uprisings earlier this year in Tunisia and Egypt, popular routes for the company …

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LAN Sees TAM Merger By March 2012 – Report

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 05:55 AM PDT

Chilean airline LAN now expects its takeover of Brazilian airline TAM to be completed by next March, depending on the resolution of regulatory issues, LAN’s chief executive said in a newspaper…

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Boeing Will Defend 777 But Won’t Be Rushed

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 05:53 AM PDT

Boeing vowed on Tuesday to defend its successful 777 wide-body aircraft but said it felt under no immediate pressure to respond to a reported challenge from European rival Airbus … Photo: Andrew…

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Air Canada Flights Fuller, WestJet’s Emptier

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 05:50 AM PDT

Air Canada, Canada’s biggest airline, said it flew slightly fuller planes for May from a year earlier, while its nearest rival WestJet Airlines’ planes were emptier …

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