Aviation News Releases Magazine – Friday, December 31, 2010

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NASA Awards Systems Engineering Contract For In-Space Servicing

NASA Awards Systems Engineering Contract For In-Space Servicing
GREENBELT, Md. — NASA has awarded a sole source contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) of Greenbelt, Md., for Systems Engineering for In-Space Servicing (SEISS). This cost-plus-fixed-fee, 18-month contract has a value of $31.2 million.LMSSC will provide systems and discipline engineering support to develop and execute two demonstrations to test and verify new robotic servicing…
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China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter In Taxi Tests

China's J-20 Stealth Fighter In Taxi Tests
By Bill SweetmanWashington China’s first known stealth aircraft just emerged from a secret development program and was undergoing high-speed taxi tests late last week at Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute’s airfield. Said to be designated J-20, it is larger than most observers expected—pointing to long range and heavy weapon loads. Its…
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China Eastern To Buy 50 A320s

China Eastern To Buy 50 A320s
By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comLONDON China Eastern expects to take delivery of the latest batch of A320s the carrier has ordered between 2012 and 2015. The airline notified the Hong Kong stock market on December 30 of its plan to acquire 50 of the Airbus narrowbodies in a deal valued at $3.2 billion (according to 2005 list prices) …
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Energia, Roscosmos Officials Sacked Over Glon

Energia, Roscosmos Officials Sacked Over Glon
By Michael A. Taverna mike_taverna@aviationweek.com Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has sacked two top executives involved in a Dec. 5 Proton Block DM launch failure that destroyed three Glonass M spacecraft. The firings, which were accompanied by an official reprimand to Anatoly Perminov, head of national space agency Roscosmos, reflect …
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Managers Order Repairs to New Discovery Cracks

Managers Order Repairs to New Discovery Cracks
By Mark Carreau mark.carreau@gmail.com Shuttle managers ordered repairs Dec. 30, 2010, to additional cracks detected in shuttle Discovery’s external tank, following a launch pad troubleshooting session earlier this month to help establish the cause of four cracks that have had the senior orbiter’s final mission on hold since Nov. 5. The latest…
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Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Colorado

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Colorado
A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 with 225 people on board made an emergency landing in Colorado Springs on Thursday after an in-flight indicator warned of a possible engine malfunction, authorities said …
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Airbus Trims A380 Delivery Forecast For 2010

Airbus Trims A380 Delivery Forecast For 2010
Airbus trimmed its forecast for deliveries of its A380 superjumbo this year for the second time this month as engine checks after the emergency landing of a Qantas plane in November led to delays …
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Turkish Airlines To Buy Bosnia Carrier BH

Turkish Airlines To Buy Bosnia Carrier BH
Turkish Airlines will acquire the remaining 51 percent stake in BH Airlines, flag carrier of Bosnia’s Muslim-Croat federation, early next year, Dnevni Avaz newspaper reported on Thursday …
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US Airlines’ Downsizing Shows During Blizzard

US Airlines' Downsizing Shows During Blizzard
US airlines are well positioned to absorb costs of the East Coast blizzard that stranded thousands of holiday passengers this week, but they might be less lucky if the same type of storm hits next month when business travel picks up …
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International Air Traffic Slows – IATA

International Air Traffic Slows - IATA
International air traffic slowed in November, the airline industry body IATA said on Thursday, in a sign that the global economic recovery is losing speed …
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Kuwait Airways Grounds Its Airbus A300 Fleet

Kuwait Airways Grounds Its Airbus A300 Fleet
Kuwait Airways has grounded its fleet of five Airbus A300s to conduct an inspection of the jets, the state-owned carrier said on Thursday …
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