Aviation News Releases Magazine – Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The second flight of the space shuttle Atlantis was almost its last.

What was then NASA’s newest orbiter sustained severe damage to its fragile thermal protection system when it lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39B on Dec. 2, 1988. But through a combination of military secrecy and plain old human misunderstanding, the …




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Boeing Opens New Office in Doha, Qatar

Boeing Opens New Office in Doha, Qatar
DOHA, Qatar, Dec. 8, 2010 — Boeing [NYSE:BA], the world’s leading aerospace company, today established its first office in Qatar as the company continues to strengthen its relationship with and support of that country and the surrounding Middle East region. Operations at the new Boeing office in Doha, which will primarily house the Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business but also…
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Bombardier Logs Orders for Seven Business Jets

Bombardier Logs Orders for Seven Business Jets
Jet Air Flug to operate two Challenger 605 and five Learjet 85 jets Bombardier Aerospace today announced that it received firm orders for five midsize Learjet 85 and two large cabin Challenger 605 jets, from multiple companies of the same group, for principal operation in Germany by Munich-based Jet Air Flug. The total value of the order is approximately $155 million US, based on the…
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Airbus and CAE renew flight training services cooperation agreement

Airbus and CAE renew flight training services cooperation agreement
· Providing the complete range of flight training services, including turnkey solutions; · A350 XWB flight training to be added to Airbus-CAE service offering. Airbus and CAE have agreed to renew their flight training services cooperation agreement through to 2017. The partnership has grown significantly since it began in 2002, and combines Airbus’ training expertise and CAE’s global network…
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Airlines Continue To Morph Throughout Europe

Airlines Continue To Morph Throughout Europe
By Robert Wall, Jens FlottauLondon, Frankfurt Europe’s large, mid-size and regional carriers are pursuing further structural changes as they look to bolster their finances in a turbulent market. Although traffic is rebounding, and earnings prospects are on the upswing for most, considerable headwind remains. Unions are one source of…
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Cathay Boosts International Offering

Cathay Boosts International Offering
By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com Cathay Pacific says it will begin the rollout of its new business class product on its long-haul fleet from March, and the airline has also announced new international routes for next year. The carrier says it will introduce the new business class seats and cabin design on an Airbus A330-300 in…
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WestJet Denies Alliance Talks With Emirates

WestJet Denies Alliance Talks With Emirates
WestJet Airlines on Tuesday denied that it was in talks with Dubai-based carrier Emirates on an alliance …
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Navy Hard-Pressed To Meet Sub Numbers

Navy Hard-Pressed To Meet Sub Numbers
By Paul McLearyWashington Despite flat defense funding and the assertion by Defense Secretary Robert Gates that the U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding budget will not rise significantly in future years, the service continues to insist that its fleet of 256 ships must eventually increase to 313 in coming decades. While the story lines that surround…
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Airbus Begins A350 Composite Fuselage Work

Airbus Begins A350 Composite Fuselage Work
By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comLONDON Airbus has begun carbon fiber placement for the first A350XWB section as the company ramps up activities in preparation for the start of final assembly next year. Work on the so called Section 19 rear fuselage section now being manufacturered at Airbus’s Illescas, Spain production facility measures 5.5…
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Embraer Suggests Super Tucano-F/A-18 Linkage

Embraer Suggests Super Tucano-F/A-18 Linkage
By Robert Wall LONDON — In discussing Brazil’s F-X2 fighter competition, Embraer CEO Frederico Curado suggested a U.S. purchase of Super Tucanos could benefit Boeing’s effort to sell the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Curado’s comments are far short of a quid-pro-quo proposal, but the Embraer CEO apparently believed a deal to buy U.S.-assembled…
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The Space Shuttle’s Lessons For The Future

The Space Shuttle's Lessons For The Future
By Frank Morring, Jr.Washington The second flight of the space shuttle Atlantis was almost its last. What was then NASA’s newest orbiter sustained severe damage to its fragile thermal protection system when it lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39B on Dec. 2, 1988. But through a combination of military secrecy and plain…
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Airbus A320 NEO Alters Narrowbody Market

Airbus A320 NEO Alters Narrowbody Market
By Robert Wall, Max Kingsley-Jones, Guy Norris, Michael MechamBrussels, Munich, Cincinnati, San Francisco Airbus may be pitching its strategy to reengine the A320 family as the “minimum change approach,” but the potential consequences for it and its supply chain and rivals could be anything but that. But for those on the sidelines of the A320NEO (New Engine…
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Delta Ticket And Gate Agents Reject Union

Delta Ticket And Gate Agents Reject Union
Delta Air Lines ticket and gate agents have voted to reject union representation, the carrier said on Tuesday …
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BA, Other Airlines Hit By Finnair Strike – Union

BA, Other Airlines Hit By Finnair Strike - Union
A union of Finnish airline mechanics said on Tuesday it would not service aircraft of British Airways and several other carriers at Helsinki airport to help Finnair’s striking cabin crews …
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