Aviation News Releases Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space and Tourism, Airline Tickets: “Tibet Airlines takes delivery of its first A319” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space and Tourism, Airline Tickets: “Tibet Airlines takes delivery of its first A319” plus 24 more

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Tibet Airlines takes delivery of its first A319

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 08:16 AM PDT

Newest Chinese operator flies high with Airbus . Tibet Airlines, a newly established Chinese airline based in Lhasa, Tibetan autonomous region of China, has taken delivery of its first…

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Airbus’ Quovadis subsidiary to implement Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) network across 11 Philippine airports

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 08:14 AM PDT

Quovadis, Airbus’ Flight Operations Services company, will participate in the development of a full Performance-Based Navigation (PBN*) network at a total of 11 Philippine airports, in cooperation…

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Boeing Supports US Air Force Launch of Miniature Air Launched Decoy

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 08:12 AM PDT

WICHITA, Kan., 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] earlier in June supported the U.S. Air Force in the first powered launch of a Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) from a B-52. The successful test,…

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Garuda Indonesia adds new A330s to fleet

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 08:09 AM PDT

Maximum efficiency on long-haul routes . Garuda Indonesia, the national carrier of Indonesia, has signed a new firm order for four A330-300s. The airline has chosen the latest 235 tonne…

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NASA News: NASA Plans Air Pollution Flights Over Maryland On July 1

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 08:06 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA’s DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign is scheduled to take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor on Friday, July 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT….

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Innovative New Chinese UAV Emerges

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 08:00 AM PDT

By David A. Fulghum, Bill Sweetman . The latest unmanned aircraft pictures from China show a reconnaissance truck with a joined wing and tail…

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Flybe, Finnair To Acquire A Nordic Airline

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:58 AM PDT

By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com . LONDON . British regional carrier Flybe is pressing forward with expansion plans and has teamed up with Finnair to buy…

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American Remains Silent On Narrowbody Deal

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:56 AM PDT

By Darren Shannon . American Airlines is steadfastly refusing to comment on its fleet plans despite growing evidence it is in talks with manufacturers for a…

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BA Ops Change Hints At Possible Airbus Orders

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:54 AM PDT

By Guy Norris . British Airways (BA) is restructuring its flight operations unit into Airbus and Boeing divisions, fueling speculation that the airline may…

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Major F-35 Performance Targets Loom In Fall

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:51 AM PDT

By Amy Butler, Robert Wall, Guy Norris, Jen DiMascio . Le Bourget, Le Bourget, Le Bourget, Washington . There is nothing that concentrates the mind like the …

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Socom Nominee Lobbies For More Airlift, ISR

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:48 AM PDT

By Michael Fabey . Vice Adm. William McRaven – commander of the operation to kill Osama bin Laden and the man nominated to replace Adm. Eric…

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Senators Ask DOT To Keep BARR Program

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:46 AM PDT

By Kerry Lynch kerry_lynch@aviationweek.com . More than two dozen Senators yesterday urged Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to scrap a plan to dismantle…

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Minotaur Launches ORS-1 From Wallops Island

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:43 AM PDT

By Frank Morring, Jr. morring@aviationweek.com . WASHINGTON . An Orbital Sciences Corp. Minotaur 1 launch vehicle orbited the Pentagon’s first Operationally…

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Greek Tourism Sees Rebound Despite Clashes

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:39 AM PDT

Clashes between hooded youths and police in Athens this week have dented Greece’s image but tourism officials say this should not stop the hard-hit sector rebounding this year …

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Delta To Decide On Plane Orders By Year End

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:37 AM PDT

Delta Air Lines will make a decision on buying planes by the end of the year, its chief executive said …

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Austrian Air Could Still Break Even – Report

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:35 AM PDT

Lufthansa unit Austrian Airlines could still break even for 2011 as cost-cutting measures start to bear fruit in the second half of the year, an executive of the unit told an Austrian newspaper…

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Flybe, Finnair Buy Finnish Commuter Airlines

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:29 AM PDT

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, and Finnair have together agreed to buy Finland’s biggest domestic carrier Finnish Commuter Airlines (FCA) for EUR€25 million (USD$35.5 million) to expand…

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Vietnam Air To Expand Fleet To 110 By 2015

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:27 AM PDT

National carrier Vietnam Airlines has sought government approval to invest USD$8.38 billion to expand its fleet, taking it to 110 aircraft by 2015 in the first phase, a state-run newspaper reported…

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Thomson Air Set For First UK Biofuels Flight

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:21 AM PDT

Thomson Airways will become Britain’s first airline to fly customers on biofuel — one made from cooking oil — when it operates a service to Spain next month …

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US And Europe In Legal Clash Over Emissions

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:18 AM PDT

US airlines will step up their campaign against European Union climate policy next week, with a legal challenge at Europe’s highest court to their inclusion in the EU carbon market …

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South African Taxi Company Plans Airline

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:16 AM PDT

South Africa’s national taxi service, often derided for its reckless drivers, shoddy vehicles and cramped interiors, aims to launch a budget airline in September, one of its officials said on…

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Boeing Motion To Dismiss NLRB Complaint Rejected

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:14 AM PDT

A government complaint over Boeing’s new non-union 787 assembly plant in South Carolina will go forward, an administrative law judge ruled on Thursday …

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Alleged NY-LA Stowaway Cleared Security – TSA

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:09 AM PDT

A man charged with stowing away on a flight from New York to Los Angeles last Friday cleared airport security screening, the Transportation Security Administration confirmed on Thursday…

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JAL, Jetstar To Launch Low-Cost Carrier – Report

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:07 AM PDT

Japan Airlines will enter the low-cost carrier market through a joint venture with Australia’s Jetstar group, and launch domestic flights next year, Nikkei reported …

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US Airlines Preparing Plane Orders

Posted: 01 Jul 2011 07:05 AM PDT

An avalanche of plane orders from the largest US airlines may be on the way, with at least four major carriers in talks to buy fuel-efficient narrow-body planes to renew fleets …

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