Aviation News Releases Magazine – Friday, February 04, 2011

 

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NASA To Hold Briefing On The Shuttle Commander For April Flight

NASA To Hold Briefing On The Shuttle Commander For April Flight
HOUSTON — NASA will hold a news conference to discuss command of theSTS-134 space shuttle mission at 2 p.m. CST Friday, Feb. 4, at theagency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.The briefing participants are:– Mark Kelly, commander, STS-134– Peggy Whitson, chief, Astronaut Office– Brent Jett, chief, Flight Crew Operations DirectorateThe news conference will be broadcast on NASA Television and…
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NASA Awards Contract Modification To L-3 Services
HOUSTON — NASA has signed a contract modification increasing the not-to-exceed value of a support contract with L-3 Services of Fairfax, Va., by $49.2 million.The contract provides simulation and software technology support to Johnson Space Center’s Software, Robotics and Simulation Division in the fields of design, development, testing and operations of intelligent systems, robotic systems,…
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NASA Selects Seven Firms For Construction Contract Awards
HOUSTON — NASA has selected seven firms for award under a $49 millionsolicitation to perform general construction and repair work for minor projects at NASA facilities in Houston and in New Mexico.The 8(a) multiple award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts will cover construction, modification and repair work including architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil,…
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U.S. Navy Looks To Expand Unmanned Systems
By Michael Fabey As the U.S. Navy refines and deploys several types of unmanned undersea and surface vessels, the service is still in the hunt for more rugged sensors, better propulsion systems and open-architecture host vehicles capable of deploying smaller unmanned systems. The service also is interested in greater endurance…
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Finnair Eyes Structural Changes
By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comLONDON Finnair could become involved in airline consolidation activities, the management announces in reporting a 2010 loss and projecting a profit for 2011. The guidance comes as the airline once again has had to declare an operating loss for the full year just passed, although the loss at €13.3 million (on…
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Future of Main Battle Tank Looks Secure
By Paul McLeary, Andy Nativi, David EshelWashington, Genoa, Tel Aviv The decision late last year by the U.S. Marine Corps to send a tank platoon to Afghanistan was criticized by some analysts, who rejected the idea that M1A1 Abrams tanks could be useful in a counterinsurgency (COIN) environment. But for all the talk in recent years of the…
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Boeing Loses 32 737 Orders
By Michael Mecham Boeing is not naming the airline, believed to be a foreign customer, identified Thursday on its website as having dropped an order late last month for 32 737s. The airframer gained 10 orders from an unidentified customer and already had recorded combined orders for 16 737s from Alaska Airlines, the U.S. Navy and a…
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Sikorsky Concludes Eclipse Equity Stake
By Kerry Lynch kerry_lynch@aviationweek.com Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has closed on an equity investment that gives the helicopter maker a minority stake in Eclipse Aerospace and will closely tie the companies in many facets of Eclipse’s operation. The companies announced the agreement during the National Business Aviation Association’s annual meeting…
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Air India Signs Agreement With GE Aviation
By Neelam Mathews GE Aviation and Air India have signed a 20-year agreement for GE90 engine services. The value of the agreement was not disclosed. GE services will include overhaul, on-wing support, new and used serviceable parts, component repair, technology upgrades, engine leasing and diagnostics … …
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Secretary's Unwitting Deal To Buy A 747
A man who lives in his grandmother’s spare room in England bought a Boeing 747 and exported it to Iran, according to cables leaked by WikiLeaks and published in the UK’s Daily Telegraph …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Lufthansa Denies Interest In Buying SAS
Lufthansa denied its European sales director said the German airline would be interested in buying Scandinavian rival SAS if its owners put the loss-making carrier up for sale …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Aer Lingus Says Union Dispute Solved
Aer Lingus cabin crew suspended industrial action over working hours on Friday, halting a dispute that had forced the Irish airline to cancel flights for almost three weeks …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Boeing Takes Orders For 10 737s; Loses 32
Boeing said on Thursday it took 10 new orders for narrow-body 737s from an unidentified customer or customers in the week that ended February 1, but lost 32 orders for 737s …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Dig-out, Budget Woes After Huge US Storm
Cities across the United States dug out on Thursday from a snow and ice storm that stretched for thousands of miles as air travel remained a mess and local officials struggled to make roads passable …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Delta Cuts Capacity Growth On Fuel Rise
Delta Air Lines is paring back its planned capacity growth for 2011 and accelerating retirements of older, less fuel-efficient planes in wake of higher fuel prices, the carrier said on Thursday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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IAG Traffic Up In January, Loads Fall
International Airlines Group, formed by the merger of British Airways and Iberia, carried 4.5 percent more passengers in January than the two carriers combined flew a year earlier …AviationNewsReleases.com
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WestJet, Porter Boost Capacity In January
WestJet Airlines, Canada’s No. 2 carrier, and privately held regional carrier Porter Airlines said on Thursday they boosted capacity in January as demand for air travel continued to recover …AviationNewsReleases.com
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B/E Aerospace Q4 Results Better Than Expected
B/E Aerospace posted better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by growth in its commercial aircraft segment …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Airbus To Increase A330 Production
Airbus confirmed plans on Thursday for a 25 percent increase in production of its A330 long-range aircraft as it cashes in on delays to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner …AviationNewsReleases.com
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