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Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal to US Air Force

Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal to US Air Force
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] yesterday submitted its final proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-X tanker competition. The proposal offers a fleet of Boeing NewGen Tankers — 767-based, multi-mission aircraft that deliver superior capabilities to U.S. warfighters and burn 24 percent less fuel than the competing European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) Company’s…
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NASA Announces Winners Of 2010 George M. Low Award For Quality
WASHINGTON — NASA presented its premier honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award, to four companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety and customer service.The Low award demonstrates the agency’s commitment to promote excellence and continual improvement by challenging NASA’s contractor community to be a global benchmark of quality…
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Boeing Completes Industrial Participation Programs for 1st 5 UK C-17s
Total UK C-17 IP Benefits to Date Exceed US$1 Billion LONDON, Feb. 11, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has successfully completed — ahead of schedule — its industrial participation (IP) programs for the first five C-17 Globemaster III aircraft operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF). To date, Boeing has delivered benefits of more than $1 billion to United Kingdom industry…
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NASA Announces Plan To Win The Future With Fiscal Year 2012 Budget
WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will brief reporters about the agency’s fiscal year 2012 budget at 2 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 14. The news conference will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, located at 300 E St. S.W., in Washington.Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Robinson will join Bolden. The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA…
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NASA Presents Safety Award To Wayne Frazier
WASHINGTON — NASA has presented the agency’s Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition, or QASAR, award for 2010 to Wayne Frazier of Stafford, Va. Frazier, a senior manager at NASA Headquarters in Washington, received the award for career achievement in the safety disciplines.The QASAR award recognizes individual government and contractor employees who have demonstrated exemplary performance in…
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Glory Climate Satellite Ready For California Launch On Feb. 23
WASHINGTON — NASA’s Glory mission is scheduled to launch Wednesday, Feb. 23, from Space Launch Complex 576-E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Liftoff is targeted for 5:09 a.m. EST (2:09 a.m. PST) in the middle of a 48-second launch window.Data from the Glory mission will allow scientists to better understand how the sun and tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols affect Earth’s…
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Boeing Leans Further Toward 737 Replacement
By Guy Norris In what is being viewed as the clearest indication yet of Boeing’s determination to forego re-engining the 737 in favor of an all-new design, CEO James McNerney says product development studies point increasingly to a clean-sheet replacement design for entry-into-service around 2020. Speaking yesterday at the Cowen and…
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Aegis BMD Facility To Be Set Up In Hawaii
By Michael Fabey MOORESTOWN, N.J. — With the U.S. Navy’s continuing focus on further developing the ballistic missile defense (BMD) capabilities of the Lockheed Martin Aegis ship defense system, a new testing site is being planned in Hawaii to mirror other BMD testing facilities there, Lockheed officials acknowledge. Work should start on…
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TV Makeover Given to Good Samaritan's Plane
By William Garvey william_garvey@aviationweek.com This Sunday’s episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” the popular television show that features the rejuvenation and often total rebuilding of the weary homes of worthy people in a single week, has a complementary makeover target: an airplane. The home undergoing the transformation is that of…
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Florida Governor Guts Space Business Budget
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL — Space Florida is putting on a happy face about the spending plan proposed by tea party darling Gov. Rick Scott (R), who wants to cut funding by almost two-thirds for the state agency that aims to develop Florida’s aerospace and related businesses. Agency spokeswoman Tina Lange points out that Space Florida’s…
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BAA January Traffic Up 3.8 Percent
Passenger traffic at BAA airports rose 3.8 percent in January compared with the same snow-hit month last year, helped by growing long-haul traffic, especially to China and India …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Copa Quarterly Profit Rises 32 Percent
Copa Holdings, the parent company of Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines, reported a 32 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, as the company flew more passengers and expanded capacity …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Qantas Pilots Threaten Strike After Pay Talks Fail
Qantas Airways pilots are threatening to take strike action after failing to reach an agreement with the airline over a new agreement on pay and conditions …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Garuda Flies Into Trouble On Stock Debut
Shares in Garuda Indonesia, the nation’s flag carrier, dropped 17 percent on their trading debut on Friday as buyers were scared off by a high valuation, a sign investors have turned cautious on Indonesian markets …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Strike Grounds Pakistan's National Airline
Striking workers grounded all flights by Pakistan’s national airline on Friday, the fourth day of an industrial action that has so far cost the carrier more than a billion rupees, a company spokesman said …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Spirit Aerosystems Quarterly Profit Rises
Aircraft parts maker Spirit Aerosystems posted a higher quarterly profit and forecast further growth for this year amid strong demand for commercial planes …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Brazil Orders Shell To Sell Jet Fuel Assets
Brazil’s antitrust agency ruled that Royal Dutch Shell would need to sell its aviation fuel assets Jacta that it bought from local sugar and ethanol giant Cosan in 2009 …AviationNewsReleases.com
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US Eyes Ways To Increase Airport Security
US authorities are considering ways to tighten security in public areas at US airports after a deadly attack in Moscow last month, John Pistole, the head of the US Transportation Security Administration, said on Thursday …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Tiger Air Jan Passenger Numbers Up 29 Pct
Singapore budget airline Tiger Airways said on Thursday it carried 553,000 passengers in January this year, a 29 percent increase from a year earlier …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Stelios Hits Out At Former easyJet CEO's Pay
EasyJet’s largest shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannou has resumed his dispute with the company he founded, saying he would vote against a resolution to approve directors’ pay …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Qatar Air Hits Back At Criticism Of Gulf Carriers
Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker on Thursday hit back at criticism that Gulf carriers were a threat to the global aviation industry, saying European airlines should “accept competition.” …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Air Canada Returns To Profit
Strong business class demand helped Air Canada return to a quarterly operating profit and lay out optimistic forecasts, but the results failed to live up to expectations set by its main domestic rival …AviationNewsReleases.com
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Six Dead In Small Plane Crash in Ireland
Six people were killed and six injured when a small passenger aircraft crashed and caught fire in heavy fog at Cork Airport in southern Ireland on Thursday, police said …AviationNewsReleases.com
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