Aviation News Releases Magazine – Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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Budget Threat to Business Travel, CAA says

Budget Threat to Business Travel, CAA says
By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comLONDON In a new study on the evolution of business-class air travel, the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) argues that new markets being opened by modern telecommunications tools are offsetting any negative impact the sector is have on the segment of transport. But the organization is less sanguine about the…
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Korean Air A380s To Have Only 407 Seats

Korean Air A380s To Have Only 407 Seats
By Leithen Francis Leithen_Francis@aviationweek.comSINGAPORE Korean Air (KAL) will be taking delivery of its Airbus A380 in May and the aircraft will have 407 seats, the lowest seating density of any A380. The 407 seats will include 12 first class and 94 business class seats, says the SkyTeam Alliance carrier, adding that the upper-deck will be all…
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Funding Puts NASA At Square One Again

Funding Puts NASA At Square One Again
By Frank Morring, Jr. Congressional action to fund the government through March 4, 2011, leaves NASA pretty much right where it started in February when the Fiscal 2011 budget came out, with everything—from an extra space shuttle flight to early use of commercial replacements for the shuttle—uncertain. In addition to a short-term…
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Spain Starts Sale Of Control Tower Services

Spain Starts Sale Of Control Tower Services
Spain kicked off the privatization of control towers at 13 airports managed by airports authority AENA, sources at the Public Works Ministry said on Wednesday …
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FAA Proposes Fixes For Collision Warning Devices

FAA Proposes Fixes For Collision Warning Devices
The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing changes to midair-collision warning devices on US aircraft after discovering a safety problem on a test flight …
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Fights Start As Thousands Stuck In Moscow Airports

Fights Start As Thousands Stuck In Moscow Airports
Irate passengers fought with Aeroflot staff at a Moscow airport on Tuesday as thousands were stranded with little food or information, after icy rain and blackouts disrupted traffic for a third straight day …
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Two Airliners Bump On Ground During De-Icing

Two Airliners Bump On Ground During De-Icing
Two commercial airliners operated by US Airways and Republic Airways bumped during routine de-icing in St. Louis on Tuesday, forcing them back to their gates for inspection, officials said …
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Man With Bullet Parts Arrested At Miami Airport

Man With Bullet Parts Arrested At Miami Airport
A man with bullet parts in a suitcase was arrested at Miami airport on Tuesday after his luggage caused a small explosion on the tarmac, causing no injuries or damage, authorities said …
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NASA Awards Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) Contract

NASA Awards Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) Contract
WASHINGTON — NASA awarded on Dec. 27 a 10-year contract to HP Enterprise Services of Herndon, Va., for Agency Consolidated End-user Services, or ACES.This firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a maximum value of $2.5 billion and four-year base period with two three-year option periods. The contract will be managed at the NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) in…
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EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering opens new maintenance center in Marsa Alam Airport

EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering opens new maintenance center in Marsa Alam Airport
Al Kharafi Group selected EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering Company to establish a maintenance center in Marsa Alam International Airport. This maintenance center will be established after the increase of the flight numbers that amounted to 8544 operations per year, expected to increase to 10,000 flights by the end of this year. The selection of EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering…
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MJETS appointed as Cessna authorized service facility

MJETS appointed as Cessna authorized service facility
Bangkok, December 2010 – MJETS Limited, Thailand’s leading private aviation company and official sales representative for Cessna Citation Jet in Thailand, was recently certified as an authorized Cessna Service Facility in an official ceremony held at the company’s flight operations centre located in Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport Private Jet Terminal. MJETS recently completed the construction of…
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Heathrow Snow Chaos To Cost BAA GBP£40 Mln

Heathrow Snow Chaos To Cost BAA GBP£40 Mln
UK airports operator BAA is expecting at least GBP£40 million (USD$62 million) in lost trading as a result of disruption at Heathrow airport this month after heavy snowfall, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday …
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US Northeast Digs Out After Storm Snarls Travel

US Northeast Digs Out After Storm Snarls Travel
New Yorkers faced the task of clearing huge snowdrifts and thousands of stranded passengers looked forward to boarding flights on Tuesday after a blizzard hit the US Northeast the day after Christmas …
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Ice, Blackouts Strand Thousands At Moscow Airports

Ice, Blackouts Strand Thousands At Moscow Airports
Thousands of would-be holiday passengers were stranded at Moscow airports on Tuesday after icy rain and blackouts disrupted traffic for a third straight day …
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German Airport CEO Wants Passengers Profiled

German Airport CEO Wants Passengers Profiled
German airports should consider “profiling” passengers, a controversial practice used by other countries that risks discriminating passengers according to criteria such as religious and ethnic background …
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AirAsia Chief Denies Planning Virgin Atlantic Bid

AirAsia Chief Denies Planning Virgin Atlantic Bid
The chief executive of Malaysia’s AirAsia has denied considering a possible takeover bid for Virgin Atlantic, a Malaysian newspaper reported on Monday …
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Britain Mulls Laws To Fine Airports After Snow Chaos

Britain Mulls Laws To Fine Airports After Snow Chaos
Britain is considering new laws to fine airport operators if they disrupt passengers’ journeys due to poor planning, the government said on Sunday, after snow led to widespread cancellations and delays last week …
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LAN Sees TAM Merger Beginning Mid-2011

LAN Sees TAM Merger Beginning Mid-2011
Chile’s LAN expects its planned merger with Brazil’s TAM to clear regulatory hurdles and take flight in mid-2011, an executive of the Chilean airline said in a radio interview …
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