Aviation News Releases Magazine – Monday, January 10, 2011

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Exoplanets, Dwarf Stars, Gamma-Ray Flashes, New Images Among NASA News Highlights At American Astronomical Society Meeting

Exoplanets, Dwarf Stars, Gamma-Ray Flashes, New Images Among NASA News Highlights At American Astronomical Society Meeting
WASHINGTON — NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of space science topics during the meeting of the American Astronomical Society. The meeting runs Sunday, Jan. 9, through Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, located at 800 Convention Place in Seattle.Media briefings during the conference will discuss new results onexoplanet research,…
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Bombardier Hosts the Official Kick-Off of the 2011 FIRST Robotics Competition in Québec
Also kicks off year-long celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Bombardier’s entry into the aerospace industry During a special event held at its manufacturing facility in Saint-Laurent, Québec, Bombardier Aerospace today hosted the official kick-off of the 2011 FIRST Robotics competition in Québec and launched the 25th anniversary celebrations of its entry into the aerospace industry….
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NASA Kicks Off 2011 Nationwide First Robotics Competition
WASHINGTON — An international robotics competition that develops the next generation of technology leaders kicks off this weekend. NASA, the largest sponsor of the FIRST Robotics Competition, and its centers across the nation will join local technology firms to launch the event at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 8. The event at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester will air live on NASA…
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U.S. Planes Will Feature Non-Kinetic Effects
By David A. Fulghum The U.S. military growth industries for the next decade will be the cyber, electronic warfare and ISR technology realms, which is expected to be a boon for the scant few new combat aircraft programs that may emerge , which are sure to focus heavily on those areas. The most encouraging prospects are for a next-generation …
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Death Toll For Iran Air Crash Tops 70
By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com, Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com At least 70 people are believed to have been killed when an Iran Air Boeing 727-200 crashed at 7:45 p.m. Sunday evening (local time) while attempting an emergency landing. Local media reports vary, but there appears to have been around 105 passengers and crew…
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U.S. Navy Identifies Network Invasion Tool
By David A. Fulghum A top U.S. Navy official acknowledges that the service’s Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) — designed for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler and F-35 — will feature a network invasion capability. Such a capability was demonstrated a few years ago by the U.S. Air Force, which created a focused datastream with its…
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BA, Rolls-Royce Ramp Up Biofuel Effort
By Robert Wall British Airways and Rolls-Royce will begin work on validating 10 different alternative fuel programs this year, with the hope of completing work on the initiative by early 2012. The two last year launched a new call to fuel suppliers to provide 60,000 liters of fuel for testing. A similar initiative failed due to a lack of…
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Chinese Air Force Could Overwhelm Opponents
By David A. FulghumCanberra, Australia Australian analysts are starting to examine how combat between the U.S. and China over the Taiwan Strait might play out and what’s needed to produce a win for small, high-tech forces. Wargaming, including an extensive simulation by Rand, has shown that the U.S. would generate a 6-1 kill ratio over…
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Intelsat Hopes To Recover Galaxy 15
By Michael A. TavernaParis Intelsat is hopeful it can recover use of a wayward communications satellite that had wreaked havoc with operators around the world until it was finally shut down just prior to Christmas. Dubbed Zombie Sat, Galaxy 15 went out of control on April 5, sending operators scrambling to protect their spacecraft from …
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Union To Go Ahead With BA Legal Action
The Unite union said on Monday it plans to go ahead with its legal action against British Airways as the bitter industrial dispute goes into its third year …
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Plane Crashes Involving Iran - Timeline
An Iranian passenger plane with at least 105 people on board crashed near the northwestern city of Urumiyeh, state television reported on Sunday. Here is a timeline of aircraft crashes involving Iran in the past 10 years …
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Iran Air Boeing 727 Crashes Killing 77
At least 77 people were killed when an Iran Air Boeing 727 crashed in Iran’s northwestern province of Azarbayjan-e Gharbi on Sunday, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday …
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Snow, Sleet Create Headaches In US South
Severe winter storm warnings were posted by the US National Weather Service for Sunday and Monday for states across the South from Texas and Arkansas in the west to Georgia and the Carolinas in the east …
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Tiger Air Carries 22 Pct More Passengers In Dec
Singapore’s budget carrier Tiger Airways carried 22 percent more passengers in December compared to the year-ago period, the company said on Monday …
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Lufthansa. Netjets To Cooperate - Report
Lufthansa plans to cooperate on private jets with NetJets, the corporate aircraft unit of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, according to a German magazine …
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Virgin Withholds Heathrow Fees Over Snow
Virgin Atlantic may take legal action against airport operator BAA over the part closure of London’s Heathrow airport last month and will withhold fees it pays to BAA until a probe into the disruption is complete …
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Air France Sees EUR€70 Mln Hit From Weather
Air France-KLM saw a 2 percent increase in passenger traffic in December after heavy snowfall across Europe and the US that will shave an estimated EUR€70 million (USD$90.36 million) off revenues, the airline group said on Monday …
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