Aviation News Releases – Tuesday, March 9, 2010




  • FAA Scales Back Recovery Predictions
    By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON FAA has revised its annual aviation forecast to reflect a much slower demand recovery than previously expected, although load factor growth continues to surprise….
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  • EMBRAER MAINTAINS ITS PRESENCE IN MEXICO
    Company will take part in the Mexican Business Aviation Exhibition for the third timeSão José dos Campos, March 9, 2010 – Embraer will attend Mexico’s leading businessaviation show, March 10-12. The setting of the Mexican Business Aviation Exhibition(MBAE – http://www.mbaeexpo.com) is Querétaro International Airport (QRO), 260 km (160 miles)from Mexico City.The entry level Phenom 100 and the super midsize Legacy 600 jets will be at the staticdisplay. Embraer has a press conference scheduled for…
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  • EMBRAER’S LEGACY 500 EXECUTIVE JET MOCK-UP DEBUTS IN INDIA
    After being exhibited at the Singapore Airshow, the mock-up is now in MumbaiSão José dos Campos, March 9, 2010 – Embraer’sLegacy 500 executive jet mock-up has reached Mumbai,India. The full-size model will be on display at the GrandHyatt Mumbai Hotel, March 15-18. This stop is part of theworld tour to promote the Company’s midsize jet, andfollows its exhibition at the Singapore Airshow, last month.“The Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 aircraft are bringingnew standards to the midlight and midsize…
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  • Delta Joins JetBlue On JFK Tarmac Waiver
    By Andrew Compart Delta joined JetBlue in asking the U.S. Transportation Dept. to temporarily waive the new three-hour limit on tarmac delays, as applied to operations at New York’s Kennedy Airport….
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  • Northrop Grumman Officially Out of KC-X
    By Amy Butler abutler@aviationweek.comWashington Northrop Grumman’s announcement that the company will not support a joint bid with EADS North America for the Air Force’s KC-X aerial refueler competition contained a parting shot for the Pentagon and Boeing: Don’t overpay with a sole-source contract….
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  • Aer Lingus Full-Year Operating Loss Quadruples
    Operating losses at Aer Lingus quadrupled in 2009 according to an unaudited trading update issued after the Irish airline postponed publishing full results in a standoff with staff over cost-cutting measures….
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  • Weak US Airline Travel Eases Pressure On FAA
    Ongoing efforts by airlines to cut seats and flights will again ease pressure on the US air traffic system in 2010, officials said on Tuesday….
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  • WestJet Launches Frequent Flyer Loyalty Scheme
    WestJet Airlines launched its long-awaited loyalty scheme on Monday, hoping to win and keep more customers at a time when airline travel is starting to recover after a bruising slowdown….
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  • China Southern Rises On USD$1.6 Bln Fundraising
    Shares in China Southern Airlines jumped to a 21-month high on Tuesday on the carrier’s bigger-than-expected USD$1.58 billion fundraising plan, a move that could prompt other Chinese airlines to unveil their plans to raise cash….
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  • Cebu Air Planning USD$262 Mln IPO
    The Philippines’ Cebu Air plans to raise around PHP12 billion pesos (USD$262 million) from an initial public offering as it seeks to take advantage of a rebound in demand….
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  • EADS Hit By Tanker Loss, A380 Superjumbo Costs
    Airbus parent EADS ruled out a solo bid for a lucrative US tanker contract and said production niggles on its A380 superjumbo would hit core profit substantially this year….
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  • Northrop Declines To Bid For US Tanker Work
    Northrop Grumman said it would not bid in the US Air Force’s multi-billion dollar aerial tanker competition after concluding the rules favored Boeing’s smaller 767-based plane….
    Mar-08 – 2010 | More ->
  • China Southern To Raise Up To USD$1.6 billion
    China Southern Airlines plans to raise up to CNY10.75 billion yuan (USD$1.6 billion) from a discounted share issue, it said on Monday….
    Mar-08 – 2010 | More ->
  • Aer Lingus Postpones Results In Union Standoff
    Irish airline Aer Lingus will not publish its 2009 earnings on Tuesday as planned so it can adjust provisions for cost-cutting measures that cabin crew rejected last week….
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  • NASA Hosts First-Ever Water Sustainability Forum March 16 -18
    WASHINGTON — NASA today announced its founding partnership of Launch,an initiative to identify, showcase and support innovative approachesto sustainability challenges through a series of forums. The firstforum, “Launch: Water,” will take place at NASA’s Kennedy SpaceCenter in Florida from March 16-18.”NASA is perfectly positioned to host a conversation with expertsabout potential solutions to the world’s most perplexingsustainability problems,” said NASA’s Deputy Administrator LoriGarver, the…
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  • Boeing ‘Phantom Eye’ Hydrogen Powered Vehicle Takes Shape
    ST. LOUIS, March 8, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has begun to build Phantom Eye — its first unmanned, liquid-hydrogen powered, high altitude long endurance (HALE) demonstrator aircraft. “The essence of Phantom Eye is its propulsion system,” said Darryl Davis, Boeing Phantom Works president. “After five years of technology development, we are now deploying rapid prototyping to bring together an unmanned aerial vehicle [UAV] with a breakthrough liquid-hydrogen propulsion system that…
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  • Obama Nominates Robert A. Harding For TSA
    By Frances Fiorino fiorino@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Army Major Gen. Robert A. Harding (ret.) to lead the Transportation Security Administration as Assistant Secretary for the Dept. of Homeland Security — a key post that has been vacant for more than a year….
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  • Aviation Partners To Test Spiroids
    By Fred George fgeorge@san.rr.com Aviation Partners Inc. (API) will begin testing “spiroid” loop-shaped wing tip devices on a Dassault Falcon 50 starting in early June 2010, Hank Thompson, the company’s vice president of operations, told Aviation Week today….
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  • Boeing Confirms USAF Refueler Candidate
    By Amy ButlerWashington Boeing’s so-called NewGen Tanker, a 767-based design for the U.S. Air Force KC-X competition, will ­feature a new refueling boom and a flight deck based on the 787 ­airliner….
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  • Orbital Buying GD Sat Manufacturing Unit
    By Michael Bruno Orbital Sciences Corp. is purchasing the Gilbert, Ariz., satellite manufacturing unit owned by General Dynamics, considered by some to be one of the most modern and capable such facilities in the world….
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  • Boeing Launches Compact 3-D Imaging Camera
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 8, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced it has begun offering a new, compact, energy-efficient camera that provides three-dimensional images for military and commercial applications. Boeing Directed Energy Systems and wholly owned Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab have jointly developed the camera using their own research and development funding, and successfully tested it over the past two years by attaching it to mobile ground platforms and a Boeing AH-6…
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  • Agreement In Hand On A400M
    By Robert Wall LONDON — The seven partner countries buying the Airbus Military A400M and industrial lead EADS have come to terms over how to handle several billion euros in cost overruns on the military transport aircraft….
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  • First Allegiant Boeing Order Is For 757s
    By Andrew Compart andrew_compart@aviationweek.com Allegiant Air’s parent company has signed an agreement to acquire six Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which the low-cost niche carrier will use to offer service to Hawaii….
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  • Air Jamaica Outlines Wet-Lease Plans
    By Darren Shannon Air Jamaica CEO Bruce Nobles is proposing a strategy that could terminate the carrier’s scheduled operations on April 11 and revive the company the next day as a wet-lease operator for Caribbean Airlines, which is still embroiled in takeover talks with the Jamaican government….
    Mar-08 – 2010 | More ->



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