Aviation News Releases – Monday, May 3, 2010



  • Boeing to Manufacture Certain 787 Interior Parts in South Carolina
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that it has chosen South Carolina as the location for fabrication and assembly of airplane interior parts to supply the 787 Dreamliner final assembly and delivery site currently under construction in North Charleston, S.C. The company is reviewing potential sites for the new airplane interiors facility and anticipates making a final decision by midsummer. The new facility, Boeing Fabrication…
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  • EMBRAER ADVANCES WITH LEGACY 650 CERTIFICATION CAMPAIGN
    The large category executive jet is on schedule to meet first deliveries this yearSão José dos Campos, May 3, 2010 – Embraer is moving steadily towards the Legacy 650 jet type certification in the second half of 2010 by the Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency(ANAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), followed by the U.S. (FAA)certificate. The first delivery is planned for this year to a Europe-based customer.The Legacy 650 was announced at the 62nd Annual Meeting and Convention…
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  • EMBRAER EXPANDS ROLE OF INFLITE TO INCLUDE LINEAGE SERVICES
    The Company’s authorized service center in the U.K. now supports the Lineage 1000 jetSão José dos Campos, May 3, 2010 – Embraer’s ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet nowhas an authorized service center in the U.K. The support will be provided by Inflite(www.inflite.co.uk), through a longstanding partnership that began with the Legacy 600, backin 2004, and was expanded last year to include the entry level Phenom 100 jet.“Our owned and authorized worldwideservice center network is constantly…
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  • Embraer Progresses On AEW Aircraft, KC-390
    By Robert Wall MUNICH — The first fuselage has been joined for India’s airborne early warning aircraft, according to Embraer. The fuselage join took place in March for the first of three EMB-145s to be fitted with the Indian-designed radar, the Brazilian aircraft maker says in reporting its first-quarter results, adding that the program “is moving ahead as planned.” …
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  • CAL Exec to Lead Merged Continental, United
    By Jennifer Michels jennifer_michels@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON The United of the future will be an airline serving 370 destinations as soon as its merger with Continental is complete, details of which will be announced today. The new airline will maintain United’s Chicago headquarters, but will have a “significant presence” in Houston, which they say will be the airline’s largest hub …
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  • NASA Opens Applications For ‘Inspired’ High School Students
    WASHINGTON — High school students in the United States are invited toparticipate in NASA’s Interdisciplinary National Science ProgramIncorporating Research Experience, or INSPIRE, through the program’sonline learning community.Applications are being accepted from Monday, May 3 through Wednesday,June 30. NASA will make selections for the program in September.Selectees and their parents will participate in an online learningcommunity with opportunities to interact with peers, NASA engineersand…
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  • Gulfstream Reports Rebound In Sales
    By Kerry Lynch While defaults continued to chip away at Gulfstream Aerospace’s backlog, parent company General Dynamics (GD) provided hope that the business jet market is reviving, announcing that Gulfstream’s first quarter yielded the largest number of new orders since mid-2008. “The Aerospace group is off to a very good start in 2010,” Jay Johnson, GD’s president and chief executive, told analysts last week in reporting the first-quarter results …
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  • U.S. Space Leadership Seen At Risk
    By Frank Morring, Jr. A preliminary version of an upcoming report on the link between national security and U.S. commercial launch capabilities warns that U.S. leadership in space is threatened by poor coordination in setting space policy. The Center for Strategic and International Studies is seeking website comment on its report — “National Security and the Commercial Space Sector” — in the hope that several …
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  • Latecoere Posts 2009 Loss, Bank Deal Near
    French plane parts supplier Latecoere posted a net loss on Monday, after a business jet contract dispute forced it to take a charge, but it hoped to reach a bank deal and for its shares to resume trading soon …
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  • Continental, United Plane Orders Worth USD$22 Bln
    The planned merger of two US carriers to create the world’s largest airline will combine Continental’s Boeing-dominated fleet with the mixed fleet and order book of United …
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  • Airline Finances Starting To Look Up – IATA
    Airlines are faring better financially this year, with share prices and fares up, despite the volcanic ash that caused hardship in April, global airlines body IATA said …
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  • United, Continental To Form Largest Airline
    United Airlines parent UAL said it will buy Continental Airlines for about USD$3.17 billion in stock, forming the world’s largest carrier and further shrinks the US airline industry …
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  • Airbus Workers Call Off Wildcat Strikes
    Airbus workers have suspended a series of wildcat strikes in France after obtaining a meeting to discuss their salary claims …
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  • Air NZ, Virgin Blue Propose Trans-Tasman Tie-Up
    National carrier Air New Zealand and Australian airline Virgin Blue said they were seeking regulator approval for a trans-Tasman alliance to strengthen their positions in a fiercely-contested market …
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  • Timeline – Recent Airline Mergers
    United Airlines and Continental Airlines plan on Monday to announce their proposal to merge. The following is a snapshot of other big airline mergers that have been completed over the past decade or are in the pipeline …
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  • United, Continental Boards Approve Merger
    United Airlines parent UAL will buy Continental Airlines for USD$3.2 billion, forming the world’s largest carrier in a merger that further shrinks the embattled US airline industry and could drive up air fares, sources said on Sunday …
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  • Adria Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A319
    Slovenia’s flag carrier, Adria Airways has taken delivery of its first new A319. The aircraft was handed over from the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany. Operated under a lease agreement with AerCap, the new A319 will be deployed on European scheduled services from Ljubljana.The new A319 will be powered by IAE V2500 engines from International Aero Engines and will benefit from the latest aircraft design and technological improvements contributing to better fuel and emission …
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  • Airbus displays new ACJ at EBACE
    A new Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) is being displayed at EBACE*, giving visitors the chance to experience for themselves the unmatched comfort, space and freedom of movement that it offers top-of-the-line business jet customers.The Airbus ACJ on display has a beautiful cabin – outfitted by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre – featuring lounges, a bedroom, and a bathroom with ensuite shower. It is operated by Acropolis Aviation, which is offering it for VVIP charter with 19 seats, was…
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  • Boeing NewGen Tanker Win Would Bring 7,500 Jobs, $388 Million to Kansas
    TOPEKA, Kan., April 30, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that Kansas will benefit from approximately 7,500 jobs and an estimated $388 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force’s next aerial refueling aircraft. “The national recession has hit the aviation industry hard, with thousands of Kansans out of work,” said Gov. Mark Parkinson. “The jobs from this contract can provide meaningful economic recovery to our state…
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  • Bombardier Aerospace Inaugurates its First Wholly-Owned European Service Centre
    Bombardier Aerospace today held an inauguration event to officially open its new service centre at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. The facility, which has been operational since February 22, 2010, features 4,240 sq. meters (45,639 sq. feet) of hangar space, includes a staff of approximately 50 employees and is equipped to perform a variety of light to heavy maintenance tasks. “As the international business jet market continues to expand, so must our international services footprint,”…
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  • Bombardier Expands Worldwide Bombardier Business Aircraft Training
    Europe: Learjet 40/45 aircraft Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) ready for training, Challenger 300 aircraft FFS ready for training by end of 2010*, Challenger 604 aircraft FFS ready for training in early 2011* Middle East: Global Express aircraft FFS ready for training North America: New Challenger 605 aircraft simulator acquired from CAE; Global Vision FFS ready for training in early 2011* Bombardier Aerospace today announced the…
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  • USAF, Lockheed Wrangle Over JSF LRIP 4 Price
    By Amy Butler FORT WORTH — The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin—prime contractor for the single-engine, stealthy F-35—are in the midst of negotiations for low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 4, with price a key sticking point in the negotiations. Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter last month declared a 57% cost overrun to the per-unit price of an …
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  • ACC Looks At Possibilities For Future Weapons
    By David A. FulghumLangley AFB, Va. Early planning for improved fifth- and new sixth-generation aircraft indicates they could be designed with wide-area optical and electronic surveillance and nonexplosive weapons, and offer an intricate analysis of the enemy networks that might affect them. Also part of the formula will be communications—including command and control—that can function even when under …
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  • India Delays PSLV Launch From May 9
    By Neelam Mathews NEW DELHI — The Indian Space Research Organization has delayed the launch of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C15) scheduled for May 9, following a marginal drop in pressure in the second stage of the vehicle. The drop in pressure “was noticed during mandatory checks carried out on the PSLV-C15 vehicle,” ISRO says. A new date for the launch of the mission will be decided after the …
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  • ICAO Ash Task Force Report Due by August
    By Robert Wall A new Volcanic Ash Task Force created by the International Civil Aviation Organization in the wake of the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano will by Aug. 1 deliver a report on the collapse of European airspace in the days following the first eruption. From this report, which will identify contingency plans and a framework for action if similar events unfold, will be …
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