Aviation News Releases Magazine – Monday, January 31, 2011

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Dniproavia, a member of the Ukrainian Aviation Group Alliance, to introduce ten Embraer E-Jets

Dniproavia, a member of the Ukrainian Aviation Group Alliance, to introduce ten Embraer E-Jets
Fleet extension will allow Dniproavia to become the largest Embraer operator in Eastern Europe ConteúdoSão José dos Campos, January 31, 2011 – Embraer and Dniproavia, a member of the Ukrainian Aviation Group Alliance, came to an arrangement, today, regarding the delivery of ten EMBRAER 190s, with options for another five jets. The aircraft will be operated by…
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Boeing and iRobot Team Delivers 1st SUGVs to US Air Force
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 31, 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and partner iRobot Corp. [NASDAQ: IRBT] today announced that they have delivered the first 30 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV) under a contract with the U.S. Air Force for the service’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team. This is the first task order of an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract which runs…
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Boeing: Boeing Response to Public Reports Regarding the WTO's Final Ruling in DS 353
CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today released the following statement, responding to public reports that the WTO panel deciding European Union claims of U.S. government assistance to Boeing has issued a confidential final ruling rejecting the vast majority of Europe’s claims: “Today’s reports confirm the interim news from last September that the WTO rejected almost…
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Airbus: WTO ruling: Billions in Boeing subsidies distort competition
Today’s World Trade Oganisation (WTO) decision confirms that Boeing has received massive and illegal government subsidies for many decades, and that they have had a significant and ongoing negative effect on European industry. The final WTO-report to be publicly released in a few weeks can be expected to say: 1. Boeing would not have been able to launch the 787 without illegal subsidies.2….
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European Space Agency Faces Spending Freeze
By Michael A. TavernaParis Increased support for European launchers and approval of the International Space Station lifetime extension will be at the top of the European Space Agency’s playbook for 2011, despite a continued spending freeze. ESA will also have to name a new slate of directors to fill vacancies in the science and technical…
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Lockheed, Boeing Duel For GMD Work
By Amy Butler Lockheed Martin/Raytheon and Boeing/Northrop Grumman have each submitted proposals to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Ground-Based Missile Defense (GMD) development and sustainment contract. A downselect is expected May 31. The deal could be worth up to $10 billion if all 10 years of options are exercised, and…
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Industry Looks To New Bomber For Design Work
By Graham WarwickWashington Where is the next combat aircraft? Domestic and export orders will keep U.S. and European production lines running through the middle of the decade. But development work is diminishing and design teams dissipating, and the gap between new programs stretches out. The U.S. Air Force and Navy have begun…
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Aircraft Carriers Face Growing Threats
By Michael Fabey On the American ballistic submarine USS Maine in waters off the Florida coast not too long ago, two submariners eyed a U.S. aircraft carrier through their periscope in the roiling sea. “I think it’s the Washington,” one submariner said. “It doesn’t matter — it doesn’t know we’re here,” the other replied, eyeing the carrier through the…
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Thai Airways Aims For The Big Leagues
By Leithen Francis Thai Airways International’s outspoken president, Piyasvasti Amranand, has set the goal of transforming Thai into one of the world’s top five airlines. This will be tough to achieve, but not impossible. The national carrier’s board this month approved an investment plan for 2011-17 in which 37 aircraft will be acquired…
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Ryanair Sees Quarterly Loss
By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comLONDON Ryanair expects to deliver a full-year profit, at the high-end of its guidance to analysts, despite a third quarter financial performance below expectations. The airline suffered an after tax loss of €10.3 million ($14 million), despite an expectation it would manage to breakeven. Ryanair CEO Michael…
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Jordan Eyes India For Tourism Boost
By Neelam Mathews Jordan’s tourism industry and flag carrier Royal Jordanian (RJ) are working in concert to attract more traffic to the country, and India is a major growth market, says Nayef Al Fayez, managing director of the Jordan Tourism Board. Helping this effort is Jordan’s largest airport—Queen Alia International (QAIA)—which will…
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Embraer To Roll Out Indian AEW&C On Feb. 21
By Anantha Krishnan M. BENGALURU, India — India’s Embraer-built Airborne Early Warning & Control System (AEW&C) is scheduled for rollout Feb. 21 in Brazil. A senior defense official confirmed to Aviation Week Jan. 27 that the first flight of the modified EMB-145 is expected around May. “The first EMB-145 will land in India in…
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Owners, Profits Return to NetJets
By Staff NetJets added 100 net fractional share owners in 2010, and company CEO David Sokol is optimistic that the demand for fractional operations remains strong, particularly among corporations that want to keep flying privately. In an interview with Aviation Week editors William Garvey and Joseph C. Anselmo, Sokol notes that the fractional …
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Europe OKs Data Relay Sat System Development
By Michael A. Taverna PARIS — The European Space Agency (ESA) has approved the launch and contracting of the European Data Relay Satellite (EDRS) network, filling a long-standing gap in Europe’s space capability. The U.S. and Russia have had extensive data relay systems in place for some time, and Japan and China have begun developing …
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Orbital Wins Iridium Next Integration
By Michael A. Taverna PARIS — Thales Alenia Space (TAS) has selected Orbital Sciences Corp. (OSC) to integrate and test the 81 spacecraft in the next-generation Iridium mobile satellite system. OSC will integrate the satellite bus and communications payloads, to be provided by TAS, along with hosted payloads that the system, known as…
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China To Spend USD$4.6 Bln On Xinjiang Airports
The Chinese government will spend around CNY30 billion yuan (USD$4.54 billion) over the next five years on new airport projects in the restless far western region of Xinjiang, state media reported on Monday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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One Dead, 50 Hurt In Bangladesh Airport Protest
Angry protesters in Bangladesh clashed with police on Monday over a government plan to acquire their land for a new airport, killing one policeman and injuring dozens …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Chile Competition Body Probes LAN, TAM Merger
Chile’s anti-trust tribunal has started an investigation into the merger between Chile’s flagship airline LAN and Brazil’s TAM, a move that could delay or even block a bid to create one of the world’s biggest airlines …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Aer Lingus Crew Dispute Hurting Bookings
Irish airline Aer Lingus said bookings had started to suffer as a result of a dispute over working hours that has cancelled flights and forced 215 people off the payroll …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Ryanair Upbeat As Fares, Traffic Climb
Europe’s biggest low-cost airline Ryanair sees its full-year profit at the upper end of expectations as rising passenger numbers and average fares help offset disruption from strikes and bad weather …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Report Calls For Kennedy, Newark Airport Expansion
New York’s John F Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports must be expanded and redesigned to handle the area’s growing transport needs, according to a new report …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Singapore Air's New CEO Is Low Profile High Flier
He became the public face of Singapore’s most iconic company, Singapore Airlines, at the start of the year but it’s unlikely the CEO title will change Goh Choon Phong, who is low profile to the point of near-anonymity …AviationNewsReleases.com
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British Airport Introduces Hologram Staff
The UK’s Manchester airport has introduced holograms of real-life customer service staff to help speed up security lines …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Airport Cop Takes Home Confiscated Items
A police officer stationed at Buffalo Niagara Airport was suspended on Thursday for taking home more than 1,000 knives, nail clippers, scissors and other items confiscated from passengers during security checks, authorities said …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Belgium Recalls Senegal Ambassador In Airline Row
Belgium will recall its ambassador to Senegal after the West African country withdrew the rights of Belgian national carrier Brussels Airlines to operate flights via Dakar to other African destinations …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Airlines Change Schedules Amid Egypt Unrest
Some European airlines modified their schedules on Friday for flights to and from Egypt, canceling some services, due to a curfew in Cairo …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Airbus Dampens Huge Plane Orders Talk
Airbus moved to dampen expectations for orders of its upgraded A320neo passenger plane on Friday after an analyst was quoted as predicting up to 1,000 sales by June …AviationNewsReleases.com
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