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Spacewalk From International Space Station Will Air On NASA TV

Spacewalk From International Space Station Will Air On NASA TV
HOUSTON — Two Russian cosmonauts will step outside the InternationalSpace Station on Wednesday, Feb. 16. They will install and retrieveexperiments on the Russian segment of the complex and deploy a smallham radio satellite. NASA Television coverage of the spacewalk willbegin at 6:45 a.m. CST.Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka,wearing their Russian Orlan…
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Embraer expands customer support network in India
The Company appoints Air Works as its Authorized Service Center for the Phenom family of executive jets in the country. ConteúdoSão José dos Campos, February 2011 – Embraer yesterday announced the appointment of Air Works Pvt Ltd as its Embraer Authorized Service Center (EASC) for Phenom executive jets in India. Headquartered in Mumbai with bases across India…
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Boeing Recognized by US Army for New Jersey Modification Center Work
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 10, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that the company’s Millville, N.J., Aircraft Modification Center team and its site manager, Seb Arrigo, have received the Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium Project Manager/Center Award from the U.S. Army Cargo Helicopter Project Office. The award recognizes the team for playing a critical role in the success of…
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NASA TV Airs Second European Cargo Craft Flight To Space Station
HOUSTON — NASA Television plans live coverage of the launch andautomated docking of the second unpiloted European cargo ship thatwill deliver approximately seven tons of fuel, food and supplies tothe International Space Station.NASA TV coverage of the launch from the northern coast of SouthAmerica will begin at 3:45 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The EuropeanSpace Agency and its launch services…
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Boeing to Study Commercial Space Capabilities for Military Use
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a $900,000 study contract from the Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Systems Directorate of the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. Under the agreement, Boeing will explore ways to modify existing commercial satellite capabilities to meet MILSATCOM needs. Boeing will focus on…
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Deadline Approaches For NASA Graduate Fellowship Applications
WASHINGTON — Only two weeks remain to submit graduate student applications for NASA’s new Space Technology Research Fellowships. Applications are due by Feb. 23 for the new NASA grants.Applications are being accepted from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of graduate students interested in performing space technology research beginning this fall.The fellowships will sponsor U.S. graduate…
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Boeing Providing Facebook Fan With the 'Opportunity of a Lifetime'
CHICAGO, Feb. 2011 /PRNewswire/ — “I’m amazed that Boeing is doing this for me just because of some pictures I posted to the Boeing Store’s Facebook page.” This weekend, Dr. Jeremy Hampton, an aviation enthusiast and amateur photographer who is also an emergency medicine specialist at Kansas City’s Truman Medical Center and assistant professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City…
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Total economic impact from Salina Airport, Airport Industrial Center exceeds 10,000 jobs, $323 M
Salina, Kan., (February 2011) – When Schilling Air Force Base closed in 1965, it took with it more than 5,000 jobs and an annual payroll of what translates today to more than $83 million in payroll. Despite this crushing blow, a January 2011 study by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research, W. Frank Barton School of Business, Wichita State University finds the community…
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U.K. Defense Procurement Under The Microscope
By Robert Wall LONDON — Britain’s new chief of defense materiel, Bernard Gray, has embarked on a major review of program costs. Gray, who took the role in January after heading an independent panel highly critical of defense procurement, is “doing an in-depth study” of the cost of the acquisition program the Defense Ministry…
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IATA Blasts U.K. For Policy Shortfalls
By Robert Wall IATA Director General Giovanni Bisignani’s roadshow made a stop in London, where the industry lobby group bemoaned a range of issues and a perceived lack of aviation policy in the U.K. Bisignani argues that “the government’s policy pillars of excessive taxes, inefficient airport regulation and limiting growth will destroy”…
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Trent 900 Costs Hit Rolls Results
By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comLONDON Rolls-Royce is projecting modest revenue growth in 2011 and “good growth” in underlying profits after delivering strong operating results in 2010 that were tinged by GBP56 million in costs linked to a Trent 900 uncontained engine failure last year. Some repercussions of last year’s Qantas QF32 incident…
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DOD Urges Consolidation For Lower-Tier Suppliers
By Amy Butler abutler@aviationweek.comNEW YORK Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter is encouraging lower-tier suppliers to consider consolidation, though the Pentagon will not support further mergers and acquisitions among the few prime contractors left in the defense sector. “While companies may be lower-tier, . . . they are not of lower …
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G250 Undergoes Icing Trials
By Kerry Lynch kerry_lynch@aviationweek.com Gulfstream Aerospace has begun a series of icing tests on its new Gulfstream G250 super mid-sized aircraft as the business jet approaches the certification expected later this year. Serial Number 2001, which first flew in December 2009, completed tests with simulated ice shapes applied to non-heated areas…
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NASA, Roscosmos Seeking More Soyuz Seats
By Frank Morring, Jr. NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos have started negotiating for at least two more years of Soyuz flights to the International Space Station (ISS) by U.S., European, Japanese and Canadian astronauts, as the space shuttle era draws to a close with no other replacement available. “We are negotiating for more…
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Trent 900 Problem Cost Rolls GBP56 million
Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.comLONDON Rolls-Royce 2010 earnings were hit by the uncontained engine failure of a Trent 900 on a Qantas A380 last year, with the financial result of the commercial engines group hit by GBP56 million. The company says that “a modest level of additional costs may be incurred in 2011.” The earnings hit already taken in…
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Mubadala Progressing Toward MRO Merger
Elyse Moody elyse_moody@aviationweek.comDUBAI Mubadala Aerospace is making progress toward the eventual merger of its two maintenance, repair and overhaul subsidiaries in Zurich and Abu Dhabi, says Mubadala Aerospace senior business development manager Abdulla Shadid. Mubadala, which functions as the aerospace investment arm of Abu Dhabi, has held a…
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ANA Budget Carrier Aims For Profit In 3 Years
A&F Aviation, a low cost Japanese carrier set up with investment from All Nippon Airways and a Hong Kong investor, aims to be profitable in three years and to more than triple its fleet within five years, its CEO said on Thursday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Flights Cancelled As Pakistan Air Staff Strike
Pakistan’s national airline was forced to cancel dozens of flights on Thursday after authorities failed to convince employees to end a strike that has added to the woes of an already troubled government …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Singapore Visitor Arrivals Up 15.9 Pct In Dec
Visitor arrivals in Singapore rose 15.9 percent in December from a year ago to a record monthly high of 1.13 million, helped by the opening of two multi-billion dollar casino-resorts, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said on Thursday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Rolls-Royce Profit Improves 4 Percent
Rolls-Royce posted a 4 percent rise in full-year profit, helped by solid growth at its civil aerospace and energy units and said it had paid most of the costs associated with last year’s technical setbacks …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Thai Airline Recruits Ladyboy Flight Attendants
A new Thai airline is hiring transsexual ladyboys as flight attendants, aiming at a unique identity to set itself apart from competitors as it sets out for the skies …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Boeing Confident In New 787 Delivery Target
Boeing may have overextended the global supply chain on its long-overdue 787 Dreamliner, but the company is confident it will meet its third-quarter delivery target, chief executive Jim McNerney said on Wednesday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Buyout Firms Near Deal For Amadeus's Opodo
Private equity firms Axa Private Equity and Permira are close to a deal to buy online travel agent Opodo from Spanish travel services group Amadeus, a person familiar with the matter said …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Grupo Mexico To Partner GAP In Airport Bid
Grupo Mexico said it will partner airport operator GAP to bid for a new airport in Mexico’s Caribbean region in an effort to expand its infrastructure business …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Geneva Airport Unveils Mobile Terminal
Geneva’s airport, often swamped in winter by skiers heading for the Alpine slopes, on Wednesday unveiled what officials said was the world’s first mobile passenger terminal …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Thai AirAsia Plans To List Shares In Q3
The Thai unit of Malaysia’s AirAsia expects to list on Thailand’s stock exchange in the third quarter of this year, its Thai executive said on Wednesday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Triple Blow Sparks Air France-KLM Profit Warning
Air France-KLM warned on Wednesday it would miss a key profit target after a triple whammy of snow, strikes and security problems hit its finances …AviationNewsReleases.com
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WestJet Q4 Profit More Than Doubles
WestJet Airlines said on Wednesday a rebound in travel demand, tight cost control and new partnerships helped it more than double quarterly profit and positioned it for more profitable growth …AviationNewsReleases.com
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