Aviation News Releases Magazine – Thursday, January 13, 2011

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NASA Telescopes Help Identify Most Distant Galaxy Cluster

NASA Telescopes Help Identify Most Distant Galaxy Cluster
WASHINGTON — Astronomers have uncovered a burgeoning galacticmetropolis, the most distant known in the early universe. Thisancient collection of galaxies presumably grew into a modern galaxycluster similar to the massive ones seen today.The developing cluster, named COSMOS-AzTEC3, was discovered andcharacterized by multi-wavelength telescopes, including NASA’sSpitzer, Chandra and Hubble space…
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Boeing Forms Information Solutions Business to Address Growing IT/Cyber Market
Supports Boeing growth strategies for cybersecurity and logistics command and control Provides information technology, cybersecurity, logistics and services for DOD, Intelligence Community, government and Fortune 1000 customers Offers a best-of-Boeing team focused on delivering secure, affordable, scalable information solutions ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 13, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today …
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NASA Research Finds 2010 Tied For Warmest Year On Record
WASHINGTON — Global surface temperatures in 2010 tied 2005 as the warmest on record, according to an analysis released Wednesday by researchers at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.The two years differed by less than 0.018 degrees Fahrenheit. The difference is smaller than the uncertainty in comparing the temperatures of recent years, putting them into a statistical…
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NASA To Preview February Comet Encounter
WASHINGTON — NASA will hold a news briefing at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 19, to discuss the Feb. 14 Stardust-NExT mission flyby of comet Tempel 1. The encounter will mark the first time scientists can look for changes on a comet’s surface caused by a close flyby of the sun.The news conference will be in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters at 300 E St. SW in Washington. It will…
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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 flights and it is expected that the number will increase to 10,000 flights by the end of this year. The contract was signed between Eng Abdel…
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A Step Closer to Development Of Muan Aviation Cluster (World's First & Largest)
On January 5, 2011, an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) was signed by Governor of Jeonlanam province Park Jun Young, Mayor of Muan city Seo Sam Suk, Seabury Group’s Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific Consulting Myles Goeller, chairman of MRO company AAT(Avdome Aviation Technology) James Gim, and Vice President of KCFC(Korea China Future Aviation City) Hong Sang Eun at the government…
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IndiGo Order Likely To Spike Delhi Traffic
By Neelam Mathews With budget carrier IndiGo signing a Memorandum of Understanding for 180 Airbus A320 aircraft, of which 150 will be A320NEOs and 30 A320s, Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) and other airports are stepping up to vie for its business. DIAL, which opened its new Terminal 3 late last year and wants to improve its…
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Next Israeli-Arab War Could Begin In Beirut
By David EshelTel Aviv Israel’s next war could be fought on several fronts and result in far more destruction and casualties on all sides than recent conflicts. So said outgoing Israeli military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin in an address to the Knesset in November. Yadlin believes that despite an unprecedented period of calm for Israel…
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Restraining Order Issued in AA, GDS Battle
By Andrew Compart American Airlines’ battle with online agencies and global distribution systems has grown to the point where it involves more than 40% of its annual passenger revenue, could add $156 million in annual distribution costs and is diverting executives from work on other key airline initiatives, American says in a Jan. 10 lawsuit it filed…
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Embraer Sells 190s On ARJ21's Home Turf
By Bradley Perrett China Southern Airlines will operate Embraer 190s in Xinjiang, the western territory of China that rival Comac sees as a natural market for its ARJ21 regional jet. The leasing arm of China Development Bank will buy 10 Embraer 190s to be operated by China Southern, with deliveries beginning in the second half of this…
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First Hydrogen-Fueled Global Observer Flight
By Guy Norris LOS ANGELES — AeroVironment’s Global Observer GO-1 long-endurance unmanned air vehicle has flown for the first time powered by a hydrogen-fueled propulsion system. The all-composite, 175-ft.-wingspan vehicle climbed to 5,000 ft. above sea level over Edwards AFB, Calif., driven by four propellers and flew for 4 hr. Unlike…
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Piper Exits Light Sport Aircraft Market
By Kerry Lynch Piper Aircraft is exiting its short-lived foray into the light sport aircraft (LSA) market with the termination of its business relationship with Czech Republic-based Czech Sport Aircraft. The company had announced plans in January 2010 to enhance and market Czech Sport Aircraft’s LSA as the PiperSport, but Piper today cited …
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NASA IDs Cause Of Shuttle Fuel Tank Cracks
By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — Space shuttle officials have concluded that a combination of weaker-than-expected materials and subtle assembly issues led to the external tank (ET) cracks that have stalled the launches of Discovery and Endeavour on NASA’s last two scheduled shuttle missions. The two flights will mark the end of International…
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Crew Under Pressure To Land Kaczynski Plane - Russia
A plane carrying Polish leader Lech Kaczynski crashed killing all on board because the crew feared that aborting the landing due to fog would anger the president, Russian aviation officials said on Wednesday …
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Ferrovial Woos Funds Over BAA Stake Sale
Spain’s Ferrovial is in talks with investors to sell 10 percent of UK airport operator BAA, which runs London Heathrow airport, by June, its CEO said, in a move to halve a EUR€24.5 billion (USD$32 billion) debt pile …
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Major Winter Storm Wallops US Northeast
The second major snow storm of the winter blanketed the US Northeast and caused the cancellation of thousands of flights on Wednesday, battering parts of New England with blizzard conditions and up to 30 inches (76 cm) of snow …
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Cathay Pacific Traffic Up In December
Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong’s flag carrier, said on Thursday it carried nearly 3 percent more passengers in December than the same month in 2009 while air freight volumes grew 12 percent as the global economy continues to recover …
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Garuda Hopes To Raise USD$1.1 Bln In IPO
Garuda Indonesia, the nation’s flag carrier, expects to raise up to USD$1.1 billion in an initial public offering next month that could be the country’s second largest, though its valuation looked pricey versus peers …
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Mandala Airlines Suspends Flights Over Debt
Indonesia’s PT Mandala Airlines, a budget carrier serving 13 domestic and 3 regional destinations, has suspended all flights as the company struggles with debt problems, President Director Diono Nurjadin told a news conference on Wednesday …
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Boeing, Spirit Reach Deal On 787 Claims
Aircraft parts maker Spirit Aerosystems said it has reached a deal with Boeing on claims related to development and production of the 787 Dreamliner …
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BAE Cancels Aerospace Unit Sale
BAE Systems has cancelled plans to sell part of its US commercial aerospace unit, deciding instead to keep the unit after reviewing its performance …
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Floods Hit Australian Tourism With 'Staggering' Costs
Floodwaters sweeping across Australia’s Queensland state are set to cost the state’s lucrative tourism sector hundreds of millions of dollars as people cancel trips en masse and floodwaters damage infrastructure …
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Flights Cancelled As Storm Hits US Northeast
Airlines pre-emptively cancelled hundreds of flights as the US Northeast was hit by its second major winter storm of the season …
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EADS Boosted By Record Airbus Plane Order
Airbus basked in the world’s biggest commercial plane order on Wednesday, with shares in parent EADS lifted by news of its USD$15.6 billion 180 aircraft deal with Indian airline IndiGo …
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