Aviation News Releases Magazine – Tuesday, December 07, 2010

 

Continental Airlines branded “absurd” a guilty verdict against the airline and one of its mechanics over the 2000 Concorde crash and pledged to appeal …




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Embraer delivers first Lineage 1000 to Falcon Aviation Services

Embraer delivers first Lineage 1000 to Falcon Aviation Services
Ultra-large executive jet is first of two that make up a wider Embraer family order for FASSão José dos Campos, December 7, 2010 – Embraer delivered the first ultra large Lineage 1000 executive jet, today, to VIP charter company Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The handover ceremony was held on the static display of the Middle East Business Aviation…
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Embraer names new executive jets service center in the Middle East

Embraer names new executive jets service center in the Middle East
Company expands its customer support network in the region to meet growing demandSão José dos Campos, December 7, 2010 – Embraer has appointed ExecuJet Aviation Group, in Dubai (UAE), as a new Embraer Authorized Service Center (EASC) for the Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 executive jets. ExecuJet will provide scheduled and unscheduled maintenance services at Dubai International Airport.This…
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Embraer welcomes Saudi Aramco as new Embraer 170 operator

Embraer welcomes Saudi Aramco as new Embraer 170 operator
First aircraft entered service in November 2010São José dos Campos, December 7, 2010 – Embraer is pleased to welcome Saudi Aramco as a new EMBRAER 170 jet operator in Saudi Arabia. Its first aircraft, delivered at the end of November, will be followed by other EMBRAER 170 jets scheduled for delivery by year-end.The EMBRAER 170 offers a unique solution for corporate flight departments, combining…
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Airbus reaffirms its strong commitment to environment and eco-efficiency

Airbus reaffirms its strong commitment to environment and eco-efficiency
Airbus has obtained, across its different sites around the world, the renewal of ISO 14001 certification. The renewal is based upon successive achievements related to the protection of the environment on all the activities performed by the company and the development and deployment of an eco-efficient methodology at each step of its products’ life cycle. “For Airbus, environment is…
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Falcon 9 Launch Postponed To No Earlier Than Wednesday

Falcon 9 Launch Postponed To No Earlier Than Wednesday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A demonstration launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program has been rescheduled for no earlier than Wednesday, Dec. 8. The delay is because of a crack in the engine nozzle on the rocket’s second stage.During a routine review of close-out photos of the rocket on Monday, SpaceX engineers discovered the crack, which…
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Airbus Adjusts A350 Program Management

Airbus Adjusts A350 Program Management
By Robert Wall Airbus has decided to refine how it manages the A350XWB twin-widebody’s development to streamline decision making and provide greater transparency to managers as manufacturing and assembly of the airliner gear up. The changes, put in place last week by Airbus Chief Operating Officer Fabrice Bregier, represent “a big…
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Pentagon Ramps Up Pressure On F-35 Price

Pentagon Ramps Up Pressure On F-35 Price
By Graham Warwick, Amy ButlerWashington, New York The Pentagon is demanding lower prices for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, pressuring Lockheed Martin and engine supplier Pratt & Whitney to go below their most aggressive cost targets. Procurement chief Ashton Carter says he does not expect to pay the projected $92-million average unit…
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Falcon 2000LX Gets London City Approval

Falcon 2000LX Gets London City Approval
By Show News StaffDUBAI Dassault Falcon has secured access approval to London City for its $31.7 million, wingleted 2000LX, which received its general EASA and FAA certifications in April 2009. A unique autobrake for the Falcon 2000 family was developed to reduce landing distance following the steep (5.5 degrees) LCY approach. “Meeting these…
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SpaceX Puts Dragon Debut Flight On Hold

SpaceX Puts Dragon Debut Flight On Hold
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is delaying until at least Dec. 8 the debut flight of its Dragon capsule due to a potential problem with a nozzle in the Falcon 9 launcher’s second-stage engine. The flight had been targeted for launch Dec. 7 from Cape Canaveral. “In the final review of…
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Second X-37B Prepared For Launch

Second X-37B Prepared For Launch
By Guy Norris LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Air Force says the second planned mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) will “expand the operating envelope” of the autonomous space vehicle, potentially increasing the orbital cross-range and capability of landing in stronger crosswinds. Richard McKinney, Air Force undersecretary…
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Air Berlin Nov Passenger Volume Up 8.4 Pct

Air Berlin Nov Passenger Volume Up 8.4 Pct
Air Berlin carried 8.4 percent more passengers in November than in the year-earlier period and filled more seats on its planes …
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Air France-KLM Nov Pax Traffic Up 4.3 Pct

Air France-KLM Nov Pax Traffic Up 4.3 Pct
Air France-KLM posted a 4.3 percent rise in November passenger traffic as it sold more seats on its planes whilst also raising capacity as it enjoyed a rebound in demand …Photo: Philippe Noret
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Airbus Signs EUR€2.8 Bln Lease Deals in India

Airbus Signs EUR€2.8 Bln Lease Deals in India
European group Airbus has signed lease contracts to supply A330 aircraft to two Indian carriers in deals worth EUR€2.8 billion (USD$3.7 billion) …
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Finnair Cabin Crew Dismiss Settlement Proposal

Finnair Cabin Crew Dismiss Settlement Proposal
Cabin crew at Finnair turned down a proposed wage deal on Monday which could have ended a strike that forced the Finnish airline to cancel 60 percent of its flights, impacting thousands of passengers …
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Aeroflot Nine-Month Net Profit Up 65 Percent

Aeroflot Nine-Month Net Profit Up 65 Percent
Aeroflot, Russia’s flagship airline, posted a 65 percent rise in nine-month net profit as passenger and revenue growth outstripped a rise in costs …
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Canada’s Airlines Flew Fuller Planes In November

Canada's Airlines Flew Fuller Planes In November
Air Canada, WestJet Airlines and Porter Airlines all flew fuller planes in November, the carriers said on Monday, as stronger demand filled higher capacity levels as the economy recovers …
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Airbus Targets Gulf Region For Corporate Jet Sales

Airbus Targets Gulf Region For Corporate Jet Sales
Half of the corporate jets delivered by Airbus this year were to customers in Gulf countries, the company said on Monday, highlighting the aircraft maker’s growing dependence on the region …
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Continental To Appeal ‘Absurd’ Concorde Ruling

Continental To Appeal 'Absurd' Concorde Ruling
Continental Airlines branded “absurd” a guilty verdict against the airline and one of its mechanics over the 2000 Concorde crash and pledged to appeal …
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