Aviation News Releases Magazine – Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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NASA’S Neowise Completes Scan For Asteroids And Comets

NASA'S Neowise Completes Scan For Asteroids And Comets
WASHINGTON — NASA’s NEOWISE mission has completed its survey of small bodies, asteroids and comets, in our solar system. The mission’s discoveries of previously unknown objects include 20 comets, more than 33,000 asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter, and 134 near-Earth objects (NEOs). The NEOs are asteroids and comets with orbits that come within 28 million miles of Earth’s path…
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Boeing, Comair Limited Announce Next-Generation 737 Order
— Airline company in South Africa selects 737-800 for fleet modernization — Comair purchases Maintenance Performance Toolbox JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Comair Limited today announced an order for eight Next-Generation 737-800s complete with the innovative new Boeing Sky Interior. Comair will use its new 737s to update the fleet of Comair’s low-fare…
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Boeing Delivers First 737-800 Boeing Sky Interior to China
– First Chinese airline to fly with the new interior – Chinese passengers now able to enjoy improved travel experience on 737 SEATTLE, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air China today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Next-Generation 737-800 with the innovative Boeing Sky Interior. With this new addition in its fleet, Air China has become the first Chinese…
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Boeing CEO Jim McNerney to Speak at Cowen Aerospace and Defense Conference on Feb. 10
CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney will speak at the 32nd Annual Cowen Aerospace and Defense Conference on Feb. 10, 2011, in New York from 9:40 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. ET. Visit http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/financial/ or http://www.wsw.com/webcast/cowen2/ba/ to access a link to the live broadcast of the…
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Australia Fielding Net-Centric Military
By David A. Fulghum CANBERRA, Australia — Australia is integrating three new operational elements into its advanced, network-centric military — a squadron of Wedgetail command and control aircraft, the first two squadrons of F/A-18F Super Hornets and the Vigilare theater surveillance integration system — all designed as the backbone of a…
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Boeing Completes 787 Fleet Return To Flight
By Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.comLOS ANGELES Boeing’s third 787 test aircraft (ZA003) resumed test flights over the weekend, completing the return-to-flight process for the six-strong fleet following its grounding in November in the wake of an electrical fire on ZA002. ZA003, which is focused on interiors and cabin systems certification,…
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All Nippon To Start Low-Cost Carrier
By Bradley Perrett All Nippon Airways (ANA) will set up a low-cost carrier with Hong Kong and Japanese partners, with the goal of starting operations between October and next April. The carrier will be based at Kansai International Airport and will begin flying with capital of up to ¥15 billion ($184 million) … …
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SIA A380 Grounded After Wire Burning Incident
By Jens Flottau jens@flottau.comFrankfurt Singapore Airlines has grounded one of its Airbus A380s following the discovery of burnt wires in one of the cargo holds. The aircraft, registered as 9V-SKD, operated flight SQ861 from Hong Kong to Singapore on January 31 and was on approach to Singapore when crew detected the smell of smoke in a lavatory….
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ISR Needs Put Fighters in Surveillance Role
By Angus BateyRAF Marham and RAF Waddington Changing combat conditions in Afghanistan and the advent of high-resolution pod-mounted sensors have seen a surge in fighter planes being used for a new type of recon activity known as non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (NTISR). Since deploying to Afghanistan in 2009,…
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F-111 Veterans Create RAAF F/A-18F Squadrons
By David A. Fulghum RAAF BASE AMBERLY, Australia — Veteran Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F-111 aircrews are drawing on their strike experience to create the first squadrons of the nation’s F/A-18F Super Hornet fleet. Among them is Wing Commander Terence Deeth, the skipper of Australia’s No. 6 Sqdn., which takes on…
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Completing Galileo To Cost $2.5 Billion
By Michael A. TavernaParis European Commission managers say they’re happy with the progress made with the Galileo satellite navigation system and will commit to ensuring that the constellation is completed, even though the cost will rise more than 50%. In a long-awaited mid-term review last week, the EC noted that Galileo has passed a…
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Progress 41 Docks With Space Station
By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — Russia’s 41st Progress supply craft docked with the International Space Station on Jan. 29, delivering three tons of fuel, food, pressurized air and other supplies, including the Kedr mini-satellite, a student experiment. The automated linkup with the station’s Pirs module took place at 9:39 p.m. EST, as the two…
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Oil Prices Drive New Breed of Surplus Companies
Elyse Moody elyse_moody@aviationweek.comDUBAI An estimated 15-20 aircraft are being parted out each month, and a new breed of surplus companies has emerged to take charge of that market, says Aerostrategy principal David Stewart. Speaking at Aviation Week’s MRO Middle East conference, Stewart says the global MRO market should be seeing the “kick back”…
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Resurgent Interest in Indian MRO
Neelam MathewsNEW DELHI NEW DELHI—As the Indian economy swings back post-recession with an 18% increase in passenger traffic over last year, the fleet of 421 aircraft will increase by 50 in 2011, paving the way for regenerated interest in MRO facilities. Despite exaggerated promises, the MRO industry in India has not been able to deliver….
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No Delays To Emirates A380 Deliveries
Airbus is on track to deliver six to seven A380 planes this year to Emirates, its biggest customer for the superjumbos, an Airbus Middle East executive said on Wednesday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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LAN To Ask Tribunal To Drop TAM Merger Probe
Chile’s dominant airline LAN will ask an anti-trust tribunal to drop a probe into a planned merger with Brazilian carrier TAM, chief executive Enrique Cueto told local media in interviews published on Wednesday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Air Freight Grows By One Fifth In 2010
Air freight grew by over one fifth in 2010, in a sign of global economic recovery, but severe weather in Europe and North America dented passenger demand at the end of the year, IATA said on Wednesday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Aer Lingus Seeks Asian Alliance Partner - Report
Irish airline Aer Lingus is looking to clinch a code-sharing alliance in the Asia-Pacific region to tap into faster growth outside Europe, its chief executive told German daily Boersen-Zeitung …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Lion Air To Raise USD$1 Bln In IPO
Lion Air, Indonesia’s biggest airline by passenger volume, aims to raise over USD$1 billion in an initial public offering in 2012, its chief executive said on Wednesday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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US Trials New Airport Scans After Concerns
US aviation security authorities on Tuesday unveiled new software aimed at quelling an uproar about full-body scanners used to screen passengers — the new software will no longer produce an image of the actual person …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Hong Kong Airport Unveils Expansion Plans
The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) on Tuesday unveiled plans for a USD$7 billion development of the airport’s midfield area …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Mexico's Asur Eyes Brazil For Expansion
Mexican airport operator Asur is interested in bidding for Natal airport in northeastern Brazil, a move that would give it prime access to thousands of passengers ahead of the soccer World Cup and Olympics …AviationNewsReleases.com
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ATR Wins USD$200 Mln Caribbean Air Order
ATR has won a USD$200 million contract to supply nine planes to Caribbean Airlines, the company said on Tuesday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Monster Storm Carves Path Across US
A monster winter storm stretching from New Mexico to Maine laid down a sheet of ice on the Plains and lower Midwest on Tuesday, turning to snow as it moved north, and experts said the worst was yet to come …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Countries Step Up Egyptian Withdrawal Flights
Foreign countries stepped up efforts to pull their nationals out of Egypt on Tuesday as anti-government protesters hoped to rally a million-strong march for democracy …AviationNewsReleases.com
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BA Worker "Conspired To Blow Up Plane"
An Islamist extremist who worked as a British Airways computer expert conspired with a radical preacher to blow up a plane bound for the United States, a court was told on Tuesday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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US Airlines Cancel Flights As Storm Bears Down
US airlines cancelled thousands of flights on Tuesday ahead of a blizzard that has promised near-record snowfall in the US Plains and the central Midwest …AviationNewsReleases.com
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