Aviation News Releases Magazine – Tuesday, January 04, 2011

 

UK low-cost carrier easyJet has confirmed an order for 15 Airbus A320s and switched a deal for the delivery of 20 A319s to the larger A320 to help it gain share in the European market …




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CIT, Boeing Announce Order for 38 Next-Generation 737 Airplanes

CIT, Boeing Announce Order for 38 Next-Generation 737 Airplanes
Order Includes 737-800s and 737-900ERs NEW YORK and SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that CIT Aerospace placed an order for 38 Next-Generation 737 airplanes and purchase rights for seven additional 737s. The order, with deliveries into 2017, includes 15 737-900ER (extended range) and 23 737-800 airplanes. It is the…
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Bombardier Sells Four CRJ700 NextGen Regional Jets to SkyWest

Bombardier Sells Four CRJ700 NextGen Regional Jets to SkyWest
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that SkyWest, Inc. of St. George, Utah has placed a firm order for four CRJ700 NextGen airliners. The aircraft will be flown by SkyWest Airlines under the Delta Connection banner in a dual-class configuration with 65 seats. Based on the list price of the CRJ700 NextGen airliner, the contract is valued at approximately $148 million US. SkyWest Airlines…
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Airbus launches “ProSky” – new ATM subsidiary

Airbus launches “ProSky” – new ATM subsidiary
Airbus has launched a new subsidiary company, called “Airbus ProSky”, dedicated to the development and support of modern air traffic management (ATM) systems. Airbus ProSky will become the channel through which Airbus will interact and develop ATM programmes such as “Single European Sky ATM Research” (SESAR) in Europe, as well as NextGen in the US. In particular, for these two ATM …
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easyJet expands fleet with 15 additional Airbus A320 aircraft

easyJet expands fleet with 15 additional Airbus A320 aircraft
European based easyJet has signed a contract to buy a further 15 A320 aircraft and to convert an existing order for 20 Airbus A319s into the larger A320 model. The agreement is part of an order book which now totals 242 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, making easyJet one of the world’s largest customers for this type. “We are pleased to announce this agreement with Airbus. It will help deliver…
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Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame to Honor Four Inductees and Belt of Orion Recipient

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame to Honor Four Inductees and Belt of Orion Recipient
2011 Inductees are John W. Crichton; Donald T. Hamilton; Richard W. (Dick) Ryan; William J. (Bill) Wheeler; and Belt of Orion recipient, Hollinger Ungava Transport.Wetaskiwin, Alberta, January 3, 2011 – Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) will induct four Canadians, and recognize a Belt of Orion recipient, at its 2011 annual gala dinner and ceremony at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum,…
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IG Cites Oversight Issues In BAMS Contract

IG Cites Oversight Issues In BAMS Contract
By Michael Fabey The Pentagon needs to do a better job enforcing its Broad Area Maritime Surveillance contract, a recent Defense Department Inspector General (IG) report says. “DOD officials did not have the proper controls to validate the contractor charges and performance for the BAMS contract,” the IG said in its report, released late…
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United Continental CEO Is Person Of The Year

United Continental CEO Is Person Of The Year
By Darren ShannonWashington Legislators are notoriously opposed to the airline industry’s current wave of consolidation, and that was clearly evident during a few weeks in June when Washington, suffering another of its blazing summers, was abuzz with fiery rhetoric and thundering diatribes against the proposed merger of two industry heavyweights. But…
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Glonass Completion Now Expected This Year

Glonass Completion Now Expected This Year
By Maxim Pyadushkin, Michael A. TavernaMoscow, Paris The Russian government is struggling to compensate for a Proton launch failure that dashed hopes of having a full 24-unit Glonass navigation satellite constellation in service by the end of 2010. The mishap, which occurred on Dec. 5, destroyed three Glonass M spacecraft that would have…
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EU Carbon Prices Drift In December

EU Carbon Prices Drift In December
By Frank Watson/PlattsLondon European Union emissions allowance (EUA) prices drifted further in December to end the year on a weak note as buy-side support dried up. EUAs for delivery in December 2011 took up the front-year position on the forward price curve after December 2010 over-the-counter contracts went to expiry on Dec. 1. … …
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U.K. To Launch Defense Industrial Policy

U.K. To Launch Defense Industrial Policy
By Robert WallLondon The British government plans to unveil a new defense and security industrial and technology policy this year that will spell out the national industrial capabilities deemed essential to meetnational security needs, even in an age of austerity. If the discussion in 2010 in U.K. defense circles was all about the…
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Indian Launch Mishap Linked To Connector Failure

Indian Launch Mishap Linked To Connector Failure
By Neelam Mathews mathews.neelam@gmail.comNEW DELHI The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) says the Dec. 25 failure of a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F06) carrying the GSAT-5P satellite was caused by the untimely and inadvertent snapping of a group of 10 connectors located at the bottom portion of the rocket’s Russian-made…
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Narrowbodies Dominate C Check Growth

Narrowbodies Dominate C Check Growth
By Elyse Moody The number of C checks that operators will require in 2011 shows a slight incline over recent years. “It’s a worldwide increase, and that’s good,” says TeamSAI Chairman and CEO Chris Doan. Requirements for these regular, interim checks—the 3-5 day airframe structural maintenance events that must be scheduled about every…
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Gol Expects 2011 Air Travel Up 10-15 Pct

Gol Expects 2011 Air Travel Up 10-15 Pct
Brazilian carrier Gol expects 2011 domestic air travel demand to rise 10 percent to 15 percent, because of a buoyant middle class and increased tourism in South America and the Caribbean …
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Napolitano Circumspect On Israeli Air Security Tips

Napolitano Circumspect On Israeli Air Security Tips
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday played down prospects of adopting Israeli-style aviation security in response to protests at intrusive patdowns and screenings at US airports …
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Man Arrested On US Airways Flight At Boston

Man Arrested On US Airways Flight At Boston
A passenger on a US Airways flight from Boston to Washington was arrested on Monday after acting suspiciously, officials said …
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Incheon Airport To Get USD$1.6 Bn Investment

Incheon Airport To Get USD$1.6 Bn Investment
The South Korean government said on Tuesday that it plans to invest KRW1.8 trillion won (USD$1.60 billion) in the third-phase expansion of Incheon International Airport from 2011 to 2015 …
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Chinese High Speed Rail To Challenge Airlines

Chinese High Speed Rail To Challenge Airlines
China will open its USD$33 billion high-speed rail link between Beijing and Shanghai in June, state media said on Tuesday, cutting the journey between the two cities in half to less than five hours …
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Common LCS Combat System Debated

Common LCS Combat System Debated
By Michael Fabey fabeyships@aol.com Now that the U.S. Navy has worked out its shipbuilding plan for its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the service can start eyeing a possible common combat system for the LCS fleet. Government analysts told lawmakers earlier this month the LCS combat system could play havoc with the Navy’s ship cost analysis if the …
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Industry Sees Slow BizAv Improvement in 2011

Industry Sees Slow BizAv Improvement in 2011
By Kerry Lynch, Benet Wilson The industry is entering the New Year more upbeat than a year ago, as economic indicators and anecdotal evidence suggests a slowly improving environment, says National Business Aviation Association President and CEO Ed Bolen. He believes there are numerous reasons for a more optimistic outlook, including “more solid and …
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United Loses Arbitration In Regional Jet Dispute

United Loses Arbitration In Regional Jet Dispute
An arbitrator ruled that United Continental Holdings cannot use Continental’s codes for 70-seat jets operated by its regional partners since a contract requires them to be flown by Continental pilots …
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Napolitano To Hear Air Security Tips in Israel

Napolitano To Hear Air Security Tips in Israel
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will use a visit to Israel this week to assess passenger vetting and other counter-terrorism measures at its Ben-Gurion Airport, government officials said …
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Pilot Error Prompts US Capitol Evacuation

Pilot Error Prompts US Capitol Evacuation
An airline pilot tuned into the wrong radio frequency and lost contact as the plane approached Washington on Saturday, authorities said, prompting an evacuation of the US Capitol building and scrambling of military fighter jets …
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Lufthansa To Boost Workforce By 4,000 – Report

Lufthansa To Boost Workforce By 4,000 - Report
Germany’s flagship airline Lufthansa aims to boost its workforce by 4,000 this year as it prepares for a surge in passengers, the group’s new chief executive told German newspaper Bild …
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Expedia Drops American Airlines Listing

Expedia Drops American Airlines Listing
Online travel agency Expedia has dropped tickets for American Airlines from its listings, charging that the airline’s new commercial strategy is “anti-consumer” and “anti-choice.” …
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Turkish Airlines Targets 2011 Sales Boost

Turkish Airlines Targets 2011 Sales Boost
Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national carrier, plans to boost its sales to USD$8 billion this year, and raise passenger numbers to 35 million, Dunya newspaper reported …
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BA Chairman Knighted In UK New Year List

BA Chairman Knighted In UK New Year List
Martin Broughton, the chairman of British Airways, has been knighted in the UK’s New Year honours list …
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