Aviation News Releases Magazine – Thursday, December 09, 2010

 

Major US airlines on Wednesday said revenues were still improving, but discount carrier JetBlue Airways pointed to weaker-than-expected holiday sales, sending its shares down more than 8 percent …




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Embraer confirms eight E-Jet purchases by Lufthansa

Embraer confirms eight E-Jet purchases by Lufthansa
Additional order makes Lufthansa the largest fleet of E-Jets in continental EuropeSão José dos Campos, December, 9, 2010 – Embraer and Deutsche Lufthansa AG signed a contract for another eight new EMBRAER 195 jets. The new aircraft will be operated within the Lufthansa Regional family serving national and European destinations. The total value of the deal, at list price, is US$ 338 million, based…
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Boeing, Energy Consultant KEMA to Collaborate on Smart Grid Technology

Boeing, Energy Consultant KEMA to Collaborate on Smart Grid Technology
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 8, 2010 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and KEMA, a global authority in strategic and technical energy consulting, today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development of Smart Grid technologies and other opportunities related to secure, reliable and sustainable energy infrastructure. Areas for collaboration include:…
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Bombardier Sells 15 Q400 NextGen Aircraft to India’s SpiceJet

Bombardier Sells 15 Q400 NextGen Aircraft to India's SpiceJet
“Comfortably greener” Q400 NextGen aircraft program surpasses 400 orders Bombardier Aerospace announced today that SpiceJet of Gurgaon, India has placed a firm order for 15 Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners and has taken options on an additional 15 airliners. Based on the list price for the Q400 NextGen aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $446 million US, and could…
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Airbus supports TAM Airlines, Curcas and Brasil Ecodiesel to establish renewable jet fuel processing plant and biofuel ‘value-chain’ in Brazil

Airbus supports TAM Airlines, Curcas and Brasil Ecodiesel to establish renewable jet fuel processing plant and biofuel ‘value-chain’ in Brazil
Airbus together with TAM Airlines and a group of specialist companies are working to establish a bio-kerosene jet-fuel processing plant in Brazil, aiming to gradually substitute fossil fuel in aviation with biofuel. On November 22nd a major milestone was accomplished when TAM Airlines and Airbus performed the first Jatropha-based biofuel flight in Latin America, using an Airbus A320 …
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NASA Administrator Bolden’s Statement On Falcon 9 Launch

NASA Administrator Bolden's Statement On Falcon 9 Launch
WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued the following statement about SpaceX’s launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule:”While rocket launches from the Cape are considered a common occurrence, the historic significance of today’s achievement by SpaceX should not be lost.”This is the first in a new generation of commercial launch systemsthat will help provide vital support…
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USAF Cyberoperations Ramp Up

USAF Cyberoperations Ramp Up
By Guy Norris Elements of the newly activated 24th U.S. Air Force have begun deploying in support of cybermissions in Europe and Africa, following early operational experience in Afghanistan. The ramp-up comes as the 24th, the Air Force’s latest numbered force, sets out to build cybersituational-awareness, train cyberwarriors and expand…
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Italian C-27J Prepares For New Roles

Italian C-27J Prepares For New Roles
By Andy NativiGenoa The Italian air force is readying its C-27J Spartan tactical airlifter for war duty with upgrades aimed at protecting ground troops from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The expansion into the counter-IED role is initially intended to aid Italian forces in western Afghanistan, but other regions eventually will be…
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European Traffic Rebounds In November

European Traffic Rebounds In November
By Robert Wall November traffic figures for European carriers indicate that recovery in activity is not fading, although December figures could suffer owing to a series of weather and labor disruptions. Air France-KLM, in reporting November figures, notes that traffic and unit revenue for both passenger and cargo activity remain on a…
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Avicopter Studies 10-Ton And 30-Ton Helos

Avicopter Studies 10-Ton And 30-Ton Helos
By Bradley Perrett BEIJING — China’s Avicopter is studying whether to build a 10-ton helicopter and sees a gap to fill with another, smaller aircraft as it works to become one of a small group of manufacturers with a full range of rotorcraft. A third version under consideration, which would be built with Russian Helicopters,…
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Continental 767s To Get Lie-Flat Seats

Continental 767s To Get Lie-Flat Seats
By Darren Shannon Continental Airlines next year expects to retrofit most of its Boeing 767s with its new BusinessFirst seat-beds. The lie-flat seat was introduced in November 2009 and has already been installed across all of Continental’s Boeing 777-200s. The business-class cabin is also being offered on the airline’s Boeing 757-200s … …
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WestJet Signs Interline Deal With British Airways

WestJet Signs Interline Deal With British Airways
WestJet Airlines on Wednesday confirmed that it has signed an agreement that will allow passengers on British Airways to connect to WestJet’s network …
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JetBlue Cuts Outlook But Other Airlines Improving

JetBlue Cuts Outlook But Other Airlines Improving
Major US airlines on Wednesday said revenues were still improving, but discount carrier JetBlue Airways pointed to weaker-than-expected holiday sales, sending its shares down more than 8 percent …
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