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NASA Participates In United Nations Outreach Seminar On The International Space Station

NASA Participates In United Nations Outreach Seminar On The International Space Station
WASHINGTON — NASA participated yesterday in a seminar to create awarenessamong United Nations member states on potential uses of theInternational Space Station. At the request of the U.N.’s Office forOuter Space Affairs, NASA and its international partner agenciesattended the outreach seminar in Vienna.Representatives from NASA; the Canadian Space Agency; the EuropeanSpace Agency; the Japan…
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Embraer's Phenom jets gain acceptance in Indonesia
The country is the first in Asia Pacific to certify the Phenom 300 ConteúdoSão José dos Campos, February 2011 – Embraer’s Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 executive jets have been certified by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Indonesia. This makes Indonesia the first country in Asia Pacific to have the Phenom 300 light jet certified and increases the list of…
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NASA Hosting Events For Valentine's Night Comet Encounter
PASADENA, Calif. — NASA will host several live media activities for the Stardust-NExT mission’s close encounter with comet Tempel 1. The closest approach is expected at approximately 8:37 p.m. PST, with confirmation received on Earth at about 8:56 p.m. PST on Monday, Feb. 14.Live coverage of the Tempel 1 encounter will begin at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14 on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The…
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Embraer certifies belted toilet for the Phenom 100 jet
With this flexibility feature, the aircraft can carry up to seven occupants ConteúdoSão José dos Campos, February 2011 – Embraer received certification, last month, from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), for the belted toilet of its entry level Phenom 100 executive jet….
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NASA Announces Candidates For CubeSat Space Missions
WASHINGTON — NASA has selected 20 small satellites to fly as auxiliary cargo aboard rockets planned to launch in 2011 and 2012. The proposed CubeSats come from a high school in Virginia, universities across the country, NASA field centers and Department of Defense organizations.CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites are approximately four…
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Michael Lederer Joins TWC Aviation as Director of Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 2011)-TWC Aviation, Inc., a worldwide leader in private jet aviation, today announced that industry veteran Michael Lederer has joined the company’s management team as Director of Aircraft Sales and Acquisition. Mr. Lederer has nearly 30 years of experience helping clients acquire and sell aircraft. Before joining TWC Aviation, he was an award-winning sales executive…
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MDA Pushes Japan On SM-3 IIA Production
By Amy Butler The U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s director is encouraging Japan to solidify plans to jointly produce the 21-in. SM-3 Block IIA ballistic missile killer to meet a tight fielding deadline in 2018. Army Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, MDA director, says that preparations must be made for stateside industry to produce the…
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ATR Sees Opportunity For Turboprops In U.S.
By Andrew Compart ATR believes rising jet fuel costs, aging fleets and its new and reconfigured turboprops are opening the door for the aircraft maker to land some deals with U.S. carriers, CEO Filippo Bagnato says, although he is not predicting the signing of any new agreements soon. The North American market is showing a “new interest” in…
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Fire Scout To Gather Intel, Hunt Pirates
By Amy ButlerWashington The U.S. Navy’s Fire Scout will deepen its operational experience considerably both on land and at sea this year as the unmanned rotorcraft begins anti-piracy missions in the Middle East and intelligence-collection for troops in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan deployment, including three aircraft and two ground…
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Senegal Airlines Eyes Fleet, Network Expansion
By Robert Wall Startup Senegal Airlines wants to increase the size of its fleet in the next two years as it looks to expand its route structure into Asia and Europe. The airline, which began operations with two Airbus A320s last month, is the successor to Air Senegal, which suspended operations in April 2009. The government quickly decided…
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ATA's Calio Calls For Aviation Investment
By Nicholas E. Calio By Nicholas E. Calio, President and CEO, Air Transport Association With job creation the nation’s No. 1 priority and infrastructure acknowledged as critical to that ambition, our leaders in Washington have the opportunity to unleash the true economic power of commercial aviation … AviationNewsReleases.com
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F-35 Replan Adds Time, Resources For Testing
By Graham Warwick, Amy ButlerWashington, Washington Details of the revamped F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program are emerging and showing that, despite more than nine years of work, almost six years of challenging development and testing still lie ahead for the Lockheed Martin-led project. Both flight testing and software development have been…
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BARR Challenge Feared By NBAA
By Benet Wilson benet_wilson@aviationweek.com Limits to the Blocked Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program could be coming soon from the Dept. of Transportation (DOT), warns the National Business Aviation Association in a letter today to its members. The Dept. of Transportation is considering adding “onerous limitations” to the BARR by…
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Japan To Review U.S. Space Crew Vehicle
By Frank Morring, Jr.Washington Experts from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will certify any commercial crew transportation vehicle put forward by U.S. companies as safe to fly. Only then will the Japanese agency accept them as substitutes for the space shuttle in the complex barter deals that govern International Space Station operations. …
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SpaceX Lands Contract To Fly To Moon
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL— Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology, a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off company, has signed a launch services contract with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) for a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver a lander, small rover and up to about 240 lb. of payload to the surface of the Moon, the company announced Feb. 6. …
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Heroux-Devtek Wins CAD$175 Mln Bombardier Deal
Aerospace and industrial products maker Heroux-Devtek said it was awarded a seven-year CAD$175 million contract by Bombardier Aerospace …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Gulfstream Says Business Jet Market Recovering
Gulfstream said the global business jet market was recovering nicely, particularly outside of North America led by long-range jets …AviationNewsReleases.com
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More Delays To Air India 787 Deliveries
Boeing on Wednesday said it would deliver the first 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Air India in the fourth quarter of 2011, indicating a further delay from its prior delivery estimates …AviationNewsReleases.com
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TUI Sees Egypt/Tunisia Hit Of Up To USD$50.5 Mln
TUI expects to post a full-year profit by offering packages in other regions to offset the impact of unrest in Egypt and Tunisia that could wipe up to EUR€37 million (USD$50.5 million) off quarterly earnings …AviationNewsReleases.com
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SAS Q4 Loss Worse Than Expected
Scandinavian airline SAS, the subject of persistent takeover speculation, posted a bigger fourth-quarter loss than expected on Wednesday but said it hopes to be back in profit this year as its market recovers …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Goodrich Expects To Win Work On Upgraded A320
Aircraft parts supplier Goodrich said it expects to win new business on an upgraded Airbus A320 plane with better engines …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Airline Fatality Rate Improves, Some Exceptions
While the rate of airline fatalities is fewer than one per million passengers carried there are still parts of the world where flying is less safe than others, according to research published in the Financial Times newspaper …AviationNewsReleases.com
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LAN January Passenger Traffic Up 13.3 Pct
Chile’s LAN Airlines said on Tuesday its passenger traffic rose 13.3 percent in January from a year earlier …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Union To Re-Run BA Cabin Crew Strike Ballot
The union representing British Airways cabin crew said on Tuesday it planned to ballot members again on taking strike action after saying a recent vote was potentially invalid …AviationNewsReleases.com
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