Aviation News Releases – Friday, July 9, 2010

ST. LOUIS, July 9, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today submitted a proposal to the U.S. Air Force to provide the service with a next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft. Based on Boeing’s 767 commercial airplane, the NewGen Tanker would replace 179 of the 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft currently in the Air Force fleet….

Airports

SA Airports Firm To Pay Compensation
Soccer fans who missed the World Cup semi-final between Germany and Spain due to flight chaos in Durban will be partially compensated, airports officials said on Friday …
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Commercial

Iran Air Did Not Refuel At Hamburg Airport
Two Iranian aircraft took off from a German airport this week without refueling, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, days after reports Iran’s planes had been denied fuel in three countries due to US sanctions …
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Defense

Boeing Submits NewGen Tanker Proposal to US Air Force
ST. LOUIS, July 9, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today submitted a proposal to the U.S. Air Force to provide the service with a next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft. Based on Boeing’s 767 commercial airplane, the NewGen Tanker would replace 179 of the 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft currently in the Air Force fleet. The 8,000-page NewGen Tanker proposal, hand-delivered to the KC-X program office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, offers an American-made,…
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EADS KC-X Bid In, Tanker Rhetoric Heats Up
By Amy Butler: EADS North America is confident its Airbus A330-200-based KC-X proposal will win the long-running U.S. Air Force competition, but Ralph Crosby, chairman of the company’s board, says some statements about the highly charged duel from supporters of its competitor, Boeing, amount to a “bunch of crap.” The company is submitting an 8,819-page, 17-volume …
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Industry

Embraer Delivers 69 Planes In 2nd Quarter
Brazil’s Embraer delivered 69 commercial and executive jets in the second quarter, up from 54 a year earlier, further evidence that the civil aviation market is gradually recovering …
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Space

Italy Plays Lead Role In Launcher Initiatives
By Michael A. Taverna, Paris: After years of studying the feasibility of building a homegrown atmospheric reentry capability, Europe is preparing to demonstrate initial advanced concepts. Mastering atmospheric reentry is a prerequisite for any plan involving cargo and crew-return vehicles, reusable space transportation systems, planetary probes and sample-return missions. The European Space Agency is studying a …
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Tourism

Hundreds Miss Semi-Final In Airport Chaos
Hundreds of fans missed the World Cup semi-final between Germany and Spain on Wednesday after chaos at the airport in Durban delayed their landing or forced planes to turn back, officials said …
Jul-09 – 2010 | More ->




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