Aviation News Releases Magazine – Wednesday, December 15, 2010

 

WASHINGTON — NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:09 p.m. EST Wednesday (1:09 a.m. local time, Dec. 16).

Coleman, Kondratyev and Nespoli are scheduled to dock their Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft to the station’s Rassvet docking port at 3:12 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17. They will join Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly
and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka aboard the orbiting laboratory….




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Newest Space Station Crew Members Launch From Kazakhstan

Newest Space Station Crew Members Launch From Kazakhstan
WASHINGTON — NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, Russian cosmonaut DmitryKondratyev, and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespolilaunched to the International Space Station from the BaikonurCosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:09 p.m. EST Wednesday (1:09 a.m. localtime, Dec. 16).Coleman, Kondratyev and Nespoli are scheduled to dock their SoyuzTMA-20 spacecraft to the station’s Rassvet docking port at…
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Bombardier Showcases First Air Nostrum and Brit Air CRJ1000 NextGen Regional Jets

Bombardier Showcases First Air Nostrum and Brit Air CRJ1000 NextGen Regional Jets
Bombardier Aerospace today showcased the first two CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets destined for launch customers, Air Nostrum of Valencia, Spain and Brit Air of Morlaix, France. During a celebration at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Québec facility, where the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft are manufactured, the two airplanes sat side by side in the livery of the two long-time Bombardier customers. The …
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Airbus signs MoU with Chinese authorities on cooperation in ATM

Airbus signs MoU with Chinese authorities on cooperation in ATM
Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chinese air traffic management authorities on air traffic management cooperation. According to the MoU signed by Airbus and the Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) under the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Airbus will assist ATMB with the introduction and implementation of new ATM technologies and best…
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Commsoft Signs Deal with FD Aviation to Provide OASES MRO IT System to Aircraft Operators in Asia

Commsoft Signs Deal with FD Aviation to Provide OASES MRO IT System to Aircraft Operators in Asia
Commsoft is a leading global provider of MRO IT systemsFD Aviation specialises in the provision of flight operations and maintenance support for commercial jet aircraftFD Aviation will market Commsoft’s Open Aviation Strategic Engineering System (“OASES”) as an embedded part of its services to operators in Asia London, 15th December 2010 Communications Software (Airline Systems) Limited…
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African ambassadors visited EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering

African ambassadors visited EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering
A high-level delegation from African ambassadors paid a field visit to the new Civil Aviation Authority Building, Crisis Management Building, Training Center and EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering Engine Overhaul Workshop and the Maintenance Control Center (MCC), which is the nerve center of the line maintenance. EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering Company is one of the biggest MRO…
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Cassini Spots Potential Ice Volcano On Saturn Moon

Cassini Spots Potential Ice Volcano On Saturn Moon
WASHINGTON — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found possible ice volcanoes on Saturn’s moon Titan that are similar in shape to those on Earth that spew molten rock.Topography and surface composition data have enabled scientists to make the best case yet in the outer solar system for an Earth-like volcano landform that erupts in ice. The results were presented today at the American Geophysical Union…
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AIA: Exports Key To U.S. Aerospace Recovery

AIA: Exports Key To U.S. Aerospace Recovery
By Joseph C. Anselmo janselmo@aviationweek.com, Madhu Unnikrishnan madhu_unnikrishnan@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON, WASHINGTON The U.S. aerospace industry is recovering faster than expected from the global economic downturn, but future growth will hinge on companies’ ability to capture more overseas business as the Pentagon’s budgets are constrained,…
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Supplier Snags Sink A380 Delivery Target

Supplier Snags Sink A380 Delivery Target
By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comLONDON Airbus will miss its target of delivering at least 20 A380s this year owing to supplier problems. The main culprit is Rolls-Royce and its Trent 900. In the aftermath of the uncontained engine failure of one of the turbofans on Qantas QF32, Rolls-Royce has been unable to get sufficient powerplants to Airbus…
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IATA Sees Big Boost In Airline Profits

IATA Sees Big Boost In Airline Profits
By Jens Flottau jens@flottau.comGENEVA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has upgraded its forecast for 2010 profits; it expects its members to reach $15.1 billion in profits this year, significantly more than the $8.9 billion it anticipated in its last forecast earlier this year. However, IATA cautioned that 2011 will be more…
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IATA Sees Cargo As Global Economic Driver

IATA Sees Cargo As Global Economic Driver
By Jennifer Michels The dramatic rebound in freight traffic witnessed since the end of September 2009 is returning to “more normal rates” in most areas of the world, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which has adopted a new agenda that aims to enlighten governments on the cargo sector’s importance to world trade. …
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Lawmakers Grill Navy On New LCS Plan

Lawmakers Grill Navy On New LCS Plan
By Michael Fabey fabeyships@aol.comWASHINGTON New Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) proposals have cut per-ship costs by a third or more of what the finished vessels have cost the U.S. Navy so far, according to figures provided to lawmakers Dec. 14 by Sean Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition. The proposed …
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Russia Readies New Glonass Spacecraft

Russia Readies New Glonass Spacecraft
By Robert Wall LONDON — The Russian government still hopes to launch the first in a new generation of Glonass precision navigation and timing satellites this year. The initial Glonass-K arrived Dec. 12 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, where it will undergo checkout before being mated with a Soyuz-2 launcher …
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Prior FAA Admin Hopeful For Reauthorization

Prior FAA Admin Hopeful For Reauthorization
By Madhu Unnikrishnan A former FAA administrator says the make-up of the next Congress will greatly increase the odds of the agency’s reauthorization bill passing. “I’m more hopeful than I have been,” says Marion Blakey, president of the Aerospace Industries Association and FAA administrator from 2002-2007. The change in the House could…
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Delta Sees ‘Solid’ Earnings Growth In 2011

Delta Sees 'Solid' Earnings Growth In 2011
Delta Air Lines on Wednesday said it expects “solid” earnings growth in 2011 as revenues continue to improve …
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Virgin Atlantic Receives Several Tie-Up Offers

Virgin Atlantic Receives Several Tie-Up Offers
British airline Virgin Atlantic on Wednesday said it had received several “lines of enquiry” about tie-ups with rival carriers after it hired Deutsche Bank to assess the aviation market …
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Air NZ Removes ‘Gay Kiss’ From Safety Video

Air NZ Removes 'Gay Kiss' From Safety Video
Air New Zealand is deleting a scene from its inflight safety video featuring rugby players after complaints about a scene where one player declines to give a gay flight attendant a kiss …
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IATA Unveils Plan For Airport Security Tunnels

IATA Unveils Plan For Airport Security Tunnels
The airline industry body IATA unveiled a plan on Tuesday to replace lengthy and sometimes intrusive passenger security checks at airports with a new system aimed at finding “bad people, not bad objects.” …
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Spain Eyes Air Traffic State Of Emergency To Jan 15

Spain Eyes Air Traffic State Of Emergency To Jan 15
The Spanish government said on Tuesday it had proposed extending a state of emergency in a dispute with air traffic controllers until January 15 …
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US Likely To Clear Southwest/AirTran Deal

US Likely To Clear Southwest/AirTran Deal
US regulators are unlikely to object to a proposal by Southwest Airlines to purchase AirTran Holdings, an antitrust research and advocacy group said on Tuesday …Photo: Into The Blue
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BA Union To Hold Fresh Strike Ballot

BA Union To Hold Fresh Strike Ballot
The trade union representing cabin crew at British Airways said it would ballot members next week over fresh strike action in a dispute that has so far cost the airline GBP£150 million (USD$238 million) …
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