Aviation News Releases Magazine – Tuesday, February 08, 2011

 

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South African Airways becomes Airbus A330 operator

South African Airways becomes Airbus A330 operator
Seamless fit into their existing Airbus fleet South African Airways has become the latest operator of Airbus’ eco-efficient A330 family. The A330-200 is the first of six to be delivered to Aircastle Limited during 2011, all of which will be leased to South African Airways. Seating 36 passengers in business class and 186 in economy, the aircraft will…
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Caribbean Airlines signs contract for 9 ATR 72-600s
European Turboprop manufacturer ATR is pleased to announce that Trinidad and Tobago’s flag carrier Caribbean Airlines has officially signed a contract for the purchase of 9 ATR 72-600 aircraft, valued at some US$ 200 million. The signature of this deal, which follows a Memorandum of Understanding announced in 2010, will enable the airline to become a new ATR operator. First deliveries will …
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Navy Hunts For New Subs
By Michael Fabey Thanks to the recent announcement that the Pentagon is officially on board — for now — with the general strategy to buy replacement submarines for the Ohio-class strategic boats, it is time to hunt for the next fleet of boomers. This is no small Pentagon program by any measure. For fiscal 2012, the Navy estimates it will…
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Middle East Turmoil Impacts Airlines
By Robert Wall, Alon Ben-David, Jens FlottauLondon, Tel Aviv, Frankfurt The political turmoil engulfing parts of the Middle East is expected to have longer-term effects on the aerospace industry beyond the disruption in flight activity and run-up in oil prices witnessed in recent days. For airlines, the prospect looms that in the medium…
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U.K. Cancels SAR-H
By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comLONDON The U.K. government has formally pulled the plug on its £6 billion search-and-rescue (SAR) outsourcing effort and is going back to the drawing board to assess how to meet the requirement in the future. The private finance initiative has been in trouble since late last year when procurement irregularities…
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Etihad, Air NZ Unveil Code Share Agreement
By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com Etihad Airways and Air New Zealand plan to begin code sharing on several international and domestic flights, in a move that also aligns Air NZ more closely with its Australian partner Virgin Blue. The announcement closely follows the approvals by Australian regulators of alliances between Virgin…
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Delta Unveils New Premium Economy Seating
By Andrew Compart andrew_compart@aviationweek.com Delta Air Lines will install a premium economy section on all of its long-haul international aircraft by this summer, offering the seats for free to upper-tier frequent flyers, full-fare economy travelers, and to other customers willing to pay as much as $160 extra one way to upgrade their ticket. …
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Senate To Consider FAA Reauthorization Bill
By Kerry Lynch, Jennifer Michels The Senate surprised many Washington insiders last week by taking up consideration of Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s (D-W.Va.) two-year FAA reauthorization bill, the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act (S.223), just days after the Commerce Committee Chairman introduced the legislation…
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New U.S. Space Strategy Announced
By Amy Butler The U.S. government is emphasizing the need for a strong and competitive space industrial base, improved acquisition processes and coordination among the Pentagon and intelligence community in its new National Security Space Strategy. The long-awaited strategy was supposed to be released last year; the document, dated January…
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Dextre Debuts In Cargo Ops Outside ISS
By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — Canada’s Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre), responding to commands from NASA’s Mission Control, took temporary possession on Feb. 3 and 4 of two external payloads delivered to the International Space Station onboard Japan’s unmanned HTV-2 in late January. Canada’s robotic handyman, equipped with two…
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Air France Told To Upgrade Safety Culture
By Jens FlottauFrankfurt Air France needs to significantly alter its safety organization and culture to be able to improve overall safety levels, according to recommendations made by a mandated independent panel of experts. The Independent Safety Review Team (ISRT) of eight leading authorities in the field was set up in December 2009 by…
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Thomas Cook Sees GBP£20 Mln Hit From Egypt/Tunisia
Travel group Thomas Cook said it expected unrest in Egypt and Tunisia to wipe around GBP£20 million (USD$32 million) off second-quarter profit with people being advised to stay away from the region …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Saab To Open R&D Unit In India
Swedish aerospace group Saab plans to open a research and development unit in India “soon,” as it looks to boost its presence in one of the fastest growing aircraft markets, its chief executive said on Tuesday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Islamist Rebel Says He Ordered Airport Bombing
Islamist rebel leader Doku Umarov said he had ordered a suicide bombing that killed 36 people at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport last month …AviationNewsReleases.com
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El Al To Buy Four Boeing 737-900ERs
Israeli airline El Al airline said it was buying four new Boeing 737-900ER planes with option for two more jets of the same type …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Mexican Clean-up Would Help Caribbean Tourism
Pollutants ranging from pesticides to illicit drugs have been found in fresh water aquifers beneath a Caribbean resort in Mexico and could damage future tourism unless the region cleans up, a UN-backed study said …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Chorus Aviation Posts Higher Q4 Results
Chorus Aviation, formerly known as Jazz Air Income Fund, posted a higher fourth-quarter profit helped mostly by tax recovery …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Newark Airport Power Outage Delays Flights
Electrical power was knocked out on Monday at Newark Liberty Airport, delaying some flights, due to the local utility upgrading equipment, authorities said …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Air New Zealand To Code Share With Etihad
New Zealand national carrier Air New Zealand has signed a code share agreement with Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, Air NZ said on Tuesday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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WestJet, Delta Sign Travel Partnership
WestJet Airlines has entered into a partnership agreement with Delta Air Lines as the WestJet seeks expansion avenues in the large US market …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Russian Airport Bomber Named
A manhunt is under way for two residents of Russia’s Muslim Ingushetia region who law enforcement officers believe coordinated the bombing of Moscow’s Domodedovo airport two weeks ago, news agency Interfax reported …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Air Berlin Passengers Up For Ninth Month
Air Berlin said the number of passengers it carried increased for a ninth month in a row as demand rose faster than it added capacity …AviationNewsReleases.com
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United Continental To Cut Up To 500 Jobs
United Continental on Monday said it would cut up to 500 jobs at the Houston headquarters of Continental Airlines, which merged last year with United Airlines …AviationNewsReleases.com
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