Aviation News Releases – Thursday, June 17, 2010

  • Boeing Completes First Flight of GE-Powered 787
    EVERETT, Wash., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The first Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner with General Electric (GE) engines, the airplane referred to as ZA005, completed its first flight at 6:29 p.m. (Pacific time) today,…
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  • Boeing Names New F/A-18 and EA-18 Programs Vice President
    ST. LOUIS, June 16, 2010 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that Kory Mathews will serve as program vice president of F/A-18 and EA-18 Programs within Boeing’s Global Strike Systems division. Mathews succeeds Bob Gower, who has been named vice…
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  • Boeing Announces New Vice President for Boeing Military Aircraft India
    ST. LOUIS, June 16, 2010 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that Bob Gower has been named vice president, Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA) India. In this new position, Gower will expand and manage the BMA product line in India, including P-8I,…
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  • Boeing Team Helps Royal Netherlands Air Force Achieve Aviation Milestone
    GILZE-RIJEN AIRBASE, Netherlands, June 16, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) today made aviation history when a Boeing AH-64D Apache became the first rotorcraft in the world to fly using a blend of sustainable…
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  • Gates, Mullen Dig In On Budget Decisions
    By Michael Bruno U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stood their ground June 16 in testimony to Senate defense appropriators who peppered…
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  • Indian Navy Pursues Fixed-Wing Carrier AEW
    By Asia-Pacific StaffNew Delhi The Indian navy is trying to move ahead with an effort to buy four carrier-based fixed airborne early warning and control aircraft, and a request for information is now on the…
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  • Traffic Up At Indian Budget Carriers
    By Neelam Mathews mathews.neelam@gmail.com Loads are up in India, with domestic airlines carrying 22% more passengers in May — 4.78 million — compared with 3.92 million in the same 2009 month,…
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  • U.S. Airship To Be Based On U.K. Design
    By Graham Warwick U.K. firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) will design the platform for the Long-Endurance Multi-intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) unmanned surveillance airship to be built for use in Afghanistan under…
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  • Gulfstream Secures Key NextGen Approvals
    By Kerry Lynch Gulfstream has received two key approvals that will enable its aircraft to take advantage of NextGen operational capabilities. The Savanna, Ga., airframer secured FAA clearance for its …
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  • Vasimr Prototype Makes New Strides
    By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — Ad Astra Rocket Co., led by former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz, reports new strides in the performance of its experimental 200-kw. Variable Specific Impulse Magneto-plasma …
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  • Soyuz Heads For Space Station
    By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — A Soyuz rocket lifted off for the International Space Station June 15 with three U.S. and Russian astronauts prepared to finish outfitting the latest addition to the orbiting…
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  • Thai Airways Says Unrest Hit Q2 Revenue
    Thai Airways said on Thursday its second-quarter revenue and its cabin factor would be hit, mainly by recent political unrest and the tourist low season …
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  • Spirit, Pilots Agree Deal, Flights Resume Friday
    The union representing striking pilots at Spirit Airlines said on Wednesday it reached a tentative accord with the company, and the low-fare carrier said flights will resume on Friday, after being grounded for six days …
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  • United Express Plane Slides Off Ottawa Runway
    An airliner operated by United Express slid off the runway at Ottawa airport on Wednesday, but there were no serious injuries among the passengers, an airport spokeswoman said …
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  • Embraer Sees Rebound In Deliveries
    Brazilian aerospace group Embraer predicted a rebound in regional jet deliveries over the next two years as the commercial aviation industry posts a stronger than expected recovery from recession …
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  • Air Canada Says Business Travel Recovery Slow
    Air Canada is experiencing only a tepid recovery in business-class travel, traditionally the most lucrative part of its operations, a senior executive at Canada’s biggest airline said on Wednesday …
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  • United, Continental Grilled On Merger
    Senior executives of United Airlines and Continental Airlines sparred with irritated US lawmakers on Wednesday over their planned merger, drawing a threat for closer industry regulation if the deal goes through …
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  • Alaska Mulls Dipping Into Cash Reserves
    By Adrian Schofield Alaska Air Group intends to use its strong cash position to pay down long-term debt and repurchase shares, the carrier says. The carrier expects to have a higher…
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  • U.S. Army Re-evaluates Precision Fires
    By Bettina H. Chavanne PARIS — This fall, the U.S. Army will wrap up a re-evaluation of its requirements for precision fires after the mid-May cancellation of its Non Line-Of-Sight Launch System (NLOS-LS),…
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  • Falcon 9 Flight Sets Up Dragon Capsule Test
    By Irene KlotzKennedy Space Center Space Exploration Technologies, the poster child of commercial space advocates and the whipping boy of its foes, is girding for a second major hurdle this summer in its…
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  • Asteroid Sample Return Capsule Recovered
    By Kazuki Shiibashi TOKYO — The Japanese Hayabusa spacecraft successfully capped off its 6 billion km. trip by releasing its asteroid sample capsule for a successful re-entry and retrieval in Australia on…
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  • Europe’s Economic Woes To Hit Airlines
    Government spending cuts and debt worries across Europe are set to weaken demand for premium air travel originating from the continent, the airline body IATA said on Wednesday …
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  • Swedish Pilots Strike After Wage Talks Fail
    Nearly 2,000 pilots went on strike in Sweden on Wednesday after several weeks wage negotiations with employers collapsed, leaving thousands of passengers stranded across the country …
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  • SpiceJet CEO Says Fund Raising On Hold
    Indian budget airline SpiceJet has put on hold its plans to raise USD$75 million, its chief executive told the Mint newspaper (photo: Turmeric) …
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  • US Airline Unions Bolstered By Spirit Strike
    The strike at Spirit Airlines illustrates to other US carriers that staff and unions are equipped and ready to push as hard as possible for richer contracts in a rebounding industry …
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