Aviation News Releases Magazine – Tuesday, February 01, 2011

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Embraer to participate in Aero India 2011

Embraer to participate in Aero India 2011
The Company will promote its full portfolio of products at the show ConteúdoSão José dos Campos, February 1, 2011 – Embraer will participate in the eighth International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defense and Civil Aviation – Aero India 2011 (www.aeroindia.in), to be held at Air Force Station Yelahanka, in Bangalore, India, February 9-13. The Company will promote its…
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NASA Announces Information Technology Contract Extension
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — NASA extended the Unified NASA Information Technology Services, or UNITeS, contract with Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego.The sole source contract extension provides agency-wide information services and integration support for the NASA Information Technology Service Network. The extension also supports the NASA Enterprise Applications Competency Center by…
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Air New Zealand Expands Use of Boeing 777 Component Services Program
Long-term agreement adds Boeing 777-300ERs to coverage SEATTLE, Feb. 1, 2011 – Boeing [NYSE: BA], Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Air New Zealand today said an agreement has been signed to expand the airline’s use of the 777 Component Services Program (CSP), offered jointly by Boeing and Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance. After gaining…
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Bombardier Launches New Website for Customers
Bombardier Customer Services has recently launched a new, updated Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) customer website for operators of Bombardier, Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Improved functionality means that customers can now order spare parts online, as well as request up-to-date technical publications and notify Bombardier of incoming repairs. “We decided to launch a fresh website…
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Embraer names EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering as authorized aircraft service center
Company expands its customer support network in the Middle East and Africa ConteúdoSão José dos Campos, February 1, 2011 – Embraer reinforced its partnership with EgyptAir by signing a five-year agreement with EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering, which has become an authorized service center for the EMBRAER 170/190 family. Based in Cairo, Egypt, the airline is…
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NASA Extends Aircraft Maintenance Contract
HOUSTON — NASA will exercise a one-year extension option for a contract with Computer Science Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas, to provide aircraft maintenance and modification support. The extension is valued at $54 million.The aircraft supported are operated at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston; NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.; and NASA’s Langley Research Center in…
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Boeing 737 Deliveries First to be Financed by Jackson Square Aviation
SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered 737-800s to Japan Airlines (JAL) and Norwegian Air Shuttle last week. In sale leaseback arrangements, both carriers immediately assigned the airplanes – one 737-800 each – to Jackson Square Aviation (JSA), becoming the first new Boeing airplanes to be financed by the San Francisco-based company. “Funding these airplanes marks…
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ECC places three Air France ERJ 135 jets with Air Namibia
Aircraft will replace turboprops and help develop the airline’s regional network ConteúdoSão José dos Campos, February 1, 2011 – ECC Leasing Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Embraer, has arranged the lease of three ERJ 135 jets from the Air France subsidiary, Regional – Compagnie Aérienne Européenne, to Air Namibia, the Namibian national flag carrier….
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NASA Extends Safety And Mission Assurance Contract
WASHINGTON — NASA has exercised a third, one-year option with Bastion Technologies Inc. of Houston to continue supporting the agency’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance in Washington and Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.The option runs through Jan. 31, 2012. Under the contract, the company also earned two additional years of performance beginning in February 2012.The contract…
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Boeing Delivers 11th C-40A to US Navy
WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 31, 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] delivered the 11th C-40A transport aircraft to the U.S. Navy on Jan. 28 from the company’s Wichita facility. In this photo, the aircraft taxis at the site just prior to delivery. The C-40A is a modified Boeing 737-700 airplane equipped with a main-deck cargo door. It can be configured to transport troops, cargo or both. With…
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Flying Charity Aerobility Announces New Flight Operation from Goodwood
· Aerobility is a UK charity that owns and operates customised aircraft and equipment to facilitate flying lessons and support for the disabled and terminally ill· Aerobility provides trial flights and experience days for the disabled community, as well as Private Pilot’s Licence (“PPL”) training· The charity currently operates from 5 UK airfields and began flying…
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LCS Purchasing Plan Could Hurt Downselects
By Michael Fabey While the U.S. Navy’s dual-block-buy plan for its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet may have been the service’s best move for the program in the near term, the decision could make it difficult for the Pentagon to make downselect purchases, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) says. Last year, the Navy decided to award…
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Latest WTO Subsidy Ruling Sets Stage for U.S. Appeal
By Michael Mecham mecham@aviationweek.com, Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comSAN FRANCISCO, LONDON The World Trade Organization has issued the final ruling on the European Union’s claim that Boeing has benefited from illegal state aid for its commercial aircraft, upholding at least some of what Brussels has charged. The ruling, which remains closely…
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JSF Costs Key To 2011 Global Fighter Market
By Douglas Royce/Forecast International/www.forecastinternational.com The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program took up a lot of real estate in the national and international press and trade media in 2010, and the critical attention will continue into 2011. The sheer size of the program to supply the U.S. military and partner nations with a stealthy and…
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Senate To Consider FAA Bill
By Adrian Schofield Senate leaders say they intend to bring the FAA reauthorization bill to the Senate floor this week, although there could once again be fierce debate about slot restrictions at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The FAA bill will be essentially the same as the bill passed during the last congressional…
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Foreign Investors Shun Garuda IPO
By Leithen Francis Garuda Indonesia’s initial public offering (IPO) has been scaled back dramatically, after receiving a poor response from foreign investors. Indonesia’s government has set its price at 750 rupiah (US 8 cents) per share, the bottom of its earlier price range, which went as high 1,100 rupiah per share. The Indonesian…
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Oklahoma Lures Aviation, Aerospace Businesses
By Benet Wilson Oklahoma, citing the importance of aviation and aerospace to the state’s heritage and economy, has laid out plans to lure aviation and aerospace businesses, even in the face of the aftereffects of the global recession. State officials from the Aeronautics Commission and the Oklahoma Aerospace Institute are traveling to…
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Lufthansa Technik Wins Emirates MRO Contract
By Elyse Moody elyse_moody@aviationweek.comDUBAI Lufthansa Technik will overhaul eight sets of Airbus A340-300 center landing gears for Emirates airline over a period of two years under a new contract announced today. The contract also includes exchange and other support from Hamburg. The A340-300 contract supplements work Lufthansa Technik Landing…
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US Midwest Braces For Monster Winter Blizzard
The US Midwest braced for a massive and potentially dangerous winter storm with forecasts of up to two feet of snow and strong winds that could make travel virtually impossible …AviationNewsReleases.com
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First Eastern To Invest In Japanese Budget Carrier
All Nippon Airways on Tuesday said that First Eastern Investment will put JPY¥10 million (USD$122,000) into Japan’s first budget airline and will raise its capital to about JPY¥15 billion by seeking additional funds from Japanese investors …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Manchester Airport's Chinese Lanterns Warning
The UK’s Manchester Airport has issued a warning about the dangers Chinese lanterns can pose to aircraft, and requested that residents living under the flight path avoid using them …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Russian Tycoon Increases Stake in TUI
Russian steel tycoon Alexei Mordashov increased his stake in TUI to over 20 percent, in support of the German group’s plans to focus on tourism, he said on Monday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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bmi Confirms End of Heathrow-Glasgow Route
British airline bmi confirmed it is to suspend its flights between London Heathrow and Glasgow airports …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Mexico Bans Asur From Airport Bid
Mexico’s competition watchdog said it had banned airport operator Asur from bidding for a new airport in the Caribbean, possibly further delaying its construction as the company is likely to appeal …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Flights Evacuate Foreign Nationals From Egypt
Governments took steps on Monday to whisk their nationals out of Egypt on chartered or scheduled aircraft as demonstrators pressed their mass campaign to topple President Hosni Mubarak …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Airline, Travel Shares Hit By Egyptian Unrest
Shares in airlines and travel operators were the sharpest fallers on Europe’s bourses as the political turmoil in Egypt hits sentiment surrounding the sector …AviationNewsReleases.com
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