Aviation News Releases – Monday, June 14, 2010

  • Boeing to Donate $5 Million to New US Army Museum
    ST. LOUIS, June 14, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that it will donate $5 million to the National Museum of the United States Army to help chronicle and commemorate the Army’s distinguished history, from…
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  • Boeing Begins Fuselage Assembly for First 747-8 Intercontinental
    EVERETT, Wash., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) began fuselage assembly of the first 747-8 Intercontinental at the factory in Everett, Wash. Mechanics loaded panels for the 31-foot, 8-inch (9.6 m) long front section of the new…
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  • Boeing Statement on IAM 837 Contract Rejection
    ST. LOUIS, June 13, 2010 — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) 837, which represents about 2,500 employees in the St. Louis area, voted today to reject the best and final contract offer The Boeing Company…
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  • Space Policy Fight May Have No Winners
    By Frank Morring, Jr. There’s no joy in the U.S. space industry this summer, as the Obama administration and Congress skirmish over the proposal to kill NASA’s Constellation Program and follow the space…
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  • Airport Capacity Challenges India
    By Bradley Perrett Airport capacity is a challenge for Indian aviation that may never go away; it is clear that in coming decades, India will need one of the world’s mightiest systems of aviation ground…
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  • EADS Offers To Pre-Finance Talarion UAV
    By Robert Wall To help build support for its Talarion medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAV program during Europe’s difficult budget period, EADS is offering to pre-finance the development of the system…
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  • Aerolineas Argentinas Unveils New Livery
    By Darren Shannon darren_shannon@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON Aerolineas Argentinas CEO Mariano Recalde has unveiled a new livery for the carrier as part of his revival plan for the troubled airline. …
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  • Flight Tests Of Next F-35 Block Underway
    By Graham WarwickWashington Amid restructuring and soaring cost projections, the Joint Strike Fighter is ticking off milestones that were expected months ago, but the gathering test pace must be maintained…
    Jun-14 – 2010 | More ->
  • Weaker Euro Equals Stronger Airbus
    By Joseph C. Anselmo, Robert Wall ANNAPOLIS, Md. and BERLIN — A decline of more than 20% in the value of the euro against the U.S. dollar is bolstering the competitiveness of Airbus and other…
    Jun-14 – 2010 | More ->
  • TSA To Mull Changes To DCA GA Security Plans
    By Kerry LynchCHANTILLY, Va. Transportation Security Administration leaders are not satisfied with the lack of business aircraft operations into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and are…
    Jun-14 – 2010 | More ->
  • ESA To ISS Partners: Agree On Transportation
    By Michael A. Taverna PARIS — European Space Agency (ESA) head Jean-Jacques Dordain says Europe will not embark on development of a cargo return capsule to serve the International Space Station until the…
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  • AAR Shuffles Execs In MRO, Government Services
    By Elyse Moody elyse_moody@aviationweek.com Movement in the top ranks at AAR Corp. signals another step in the company’s strategy of growing its maintenance and engineering and government and defense…
    Jun-14 – 2010 | More ->
  • Southwest’s Sokol Talks Culture, Compliance
    By Lee Ann TegtmeierPHOENIX Jim Sokol, Southwest Airlines’ VP maintenance operations and an A&P, joined SWA in 1994 and was director of quality before assuming his current position. He holds a…
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  • EADS Chief Dismisses Embraer Partnership Talks
    The head of Airbus parent EADS has dismissed speculation it wished to co-operate with Brazilian rival Embraer on making small jets that could compete with Bombardier’s C-series …
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  • Mediator Seeks To Break BA Dispute Deadlock
    Britain’s industry mediator, ACAS, has put forward confidential proposals to try to end a long-running dispute between British Airways and its cabin crew …
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  • Media Owner To Buy Into SpiceJet
    The founder of Sun TV Kalanithi Maran and his unlisted aviation firm Kal Airways have agreed to buy 37.7 percent in Indian budget airline SpiceJet and will make an open offer for a further 20 percent, SpiceJet said on Monday (photo: Turmeric) …
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  • Spirit Airlines Pilots Strike Grounds Flights
    Privately held Spirit Airlines said on Sunday it has cancelled flights for the next few days as a pilots’ strike continued …
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  • JAL To Cut Staff Cost By JPY¥107 Bln In 2010
    Debt-ridden Japan Airlines plans to lower its personnel expenses in fiscal 2010 by JPY¥106.8 billion, sooner than expected, the Nikkei business daily reported …
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  • Spirit Air, Pilots Hold Talks, Strike Possible
    The union representing about 430 pilots at privately owned Spirit Airlines said on Friday talks were continuing with the carrier to reach an agreement ahead of Saturday’s strike deadline …
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  • Sponsors Sought For NASA’s Centennial Challenges Competitions
    WASHINGTON — NASA is seeking private and corporate sponsors for theCentennial Challenges, a program of incentive prizes designed for the”citizen inventor” that generates creative solutions to problems ofinterest to NASA and the nation. NASA is…
    Jun-14 – 2010 | More ->
  • University Students And Professors Ready To “Rock On” With NASA
    WASHINGTON — University students and professors from across thecountry and Puerto Rico will converge on NASA’s Wallops FlightFacility in Virginia this month to learn how to build smallexperiments that can be launched on sounding rockets. This is…
    Jun-11 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing Presents Contract Offer to Machinists Union in St. Louis
    ST. LOUIS, June 10, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has presented a new four-and-a-half-year contract to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 837 in St. Louis. The contract will…
    Jun-11 – 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing Receives US Air Force Mission Planning Enterprise Contract-II
    ST. LOUIS, June 10, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded the U.S. Air Force’s Mission Planning Enterprise Contract-II (MPEC-II) to provide software management, development, integration and services for mission planning systems….
    Jun-11 – 2010 | More ->
  • GAO: Environmental Sat Data Gaps Looming
    By Jefferson Morris The U.S. government still has not established plans to fully restore the environmental sensing capabilities removed from the Npoess and GOES-R satellite programs, and gaps in coverage…
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  • Iberia Bolsters Long-Haul Network
    By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comLONDON To capitalize on traffic growth, Iberia is expanding operations to Latin America, but also is adding flights to the Middle East and some European destinations,…
    Jun-11 – 2010 | More ->

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