Aviation News Releases Magazine – Thursday, December 30, 2010

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Boeing Delivers First 737 Boeing Sky Interior to Continental Airlines

Boeing Delivers First 737 Boeing Sky Interior to Continental Airlines
Passengers now able to enjoy interior in four regions of the worldSEATTLE, Dec. 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Another new Boeing (NYSE: BA) Next-Generation 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior took to the skies over Seattle today, as Continental Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc., became the first U.S.-based carrier to fly with the new interior. Continental’s…
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NASA Seeks Space Technology Graduate Fellowship Applicants

NASA Seeks Space Technology Graduate Fellowship Applicants
WASHINGTON — NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for the agency’s new Space Technology Research Fellowships. Applications are being accepted from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of graduate students interested in performing space technology research beginning in the fall of 2011.The fellowships will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who show significant potential…
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U.S. Navy Awards LCS Contracts to Lockheed and Austal

U.S. Navy Awards LCS Contracts to Lockheed and Austal
By Michael Fabey fabeyships@aol.com The Navy wasted little time in taking advantage of congressional support for the service’s dual-block-buy plan for its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), awarding fixed-price-incentive contracts tonight to both Lockheed Martin and Austal USA for the design and construction of a 10 ship block-buy each. The total deal…
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NASA Wraps Up Discovery X-ray Scans with Hope

NASA Wraps Up Discovery X-ray Scans with Hope
By Mark Carreau mark.carreau@gmail.com Technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida wrapped up X-ray scans of the shuttle Discovery’s external tank (ET) on Dec. 29, a day ahead of schedule, in troubleshooting that has so far not detected additional stringer cracks as a result of a Dec. 17 launch pad tanking test. Four cracks surfaced on…
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Tu-204SM Completes First Flight

Tu-204SM Completes First Flight
By StaffMoscow Aviastar-SP has completed the first flight of the Tupolev Tu-204SM, an upgraded version of the twin-engined aircraft aimed at giving the product a new lease on life. The flight, on Dec. 29., took place at Aviastar’s Ulyanovsk facility. The Tu-204 has been in production since 1989, but …
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Keeping JSF Healthy is Top Airpower Priority

Keeping JSF Healthy is Top Airpower Priority
By Rebecca Grant Keeping the F-35 program healthy is the top U.S. airpower priority this year. After taking its medicine with a Nunn-McCurdy unit cost breach in 2010, the program is in strong hands with new managers, Vice Adm. David Venlet at the program office, and Larry Lawson leading the Lockheed Martin team (see p. 55). F-35 unit…
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Canadians Face Up To USD$1,000 UAE Visa Fees

Canadians Face Up To USD$1,000 UAE Visa Fees
Canadian nationals will have to pay up to USD$1,000 in visa fees to travel to the United Arab Emirates from next month, the latest development in a diplomatic row over landing rights …
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Gas Turbine Efficiency Sells Aviation Unit

Gas Turbine Efficiency Sells Aviation Unit
Britain’s Gas Turbine Efficiency said it agreed to sell the assets of its aviation engine wash services business to US aircraft engine maker Pratt & Whitney for USD$17.1 million …
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Mexico’s OMA Sets 5-Year Investment Plan

Mexico's OMA Sets 5-Year Investment Plan
Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte said on Wednesday it plans to invest MXP2.7 billion pesos (USD$219 million) by 2015 to maintain and upgrade its 13 facilities across the country …
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Passenger Arrested For Striking Teen On Flight

Passenger Arrested For Striking Teen On Flight
An Idaho who man struck a teenage boy for refusing to turn off his iPhone before a Southwest Airlines flight has been arrested on battery charges, police said on Wednesday …
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American Flight Skids Off Runway At Jackson Hole

American Flight Skids Off Runway At Jackson Hole
An American Airlines jet arriving from Chicago skidded off the runway and into a snow bank in Jackson Hole, Wyoming late on Wednesday morning, airport officials said …
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