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NASA Teleconference About Nonprofit Management Of Space Station

NASA Teleconference About Nonprofit Management Of Space Station
WASHINGTON — NASA released a final version of a cooperative agreementnotice (CAN) for an independent, nonprofit research managementorganization to stimulate, develop and manage U.S. use of theInternational Space Station National Laboratory. The agreementpertains to operations other than NASA’s exploration missions.The agency will hold a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday,Feb. 22, to…
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Boeing EA-18G Growlers Deployed by US Navy
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 17, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft have been deployed for the first time by the U.S. Navy. “The men and women of Boeing are honored to see this new capability directly benefit the nation’s brave servicemembers around the world,” said Kory Mathews, vice president of F/A-18 and EA-18 Programs for Boeing. “The…
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Bombardier Aerospace Delivers 244 Aircraft in Fiscal Year 2010/11
Business aircraft: 143 deliveries; 107 net orders Commercial aircraft: 97 deliveries; 93 net orders Amphibious aircraft: 4 deliveries; 1 net order Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it delivered 244 aircraft for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2011, compared to 302 aircraft deliveries in the previous fiscal year 2009/10…
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Boeing Announces $5M Donation to Air Force Museum Foundation
Gift Will Enable New Exhibits and Educational Programs ST. LOUIS, Feb. 17, 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced today that it will donate $5 million to the Air Force Museum Foundation in three installments over the next three years. The foundation will deliver the funds to the U.S. Air Force for the benefit of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air …
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House Committee Sends FAA Bill To Floor
By Jennifer Michels The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee favorably reported the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 to the full House yesterday by a vote of 34-25 after much disagreement over a labor provision and phasing out the Essential Air Service Program (EAS). The bill (H.R.658) contains a section to void the…
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F-35 LRIP V Discussions To Kick Off Soon
By Amy Butler As the U.S. government and Lockheed Martin continue restructuring the $382 billion, multinational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the parties are preparing for negotiations on the next production lot and to reset the original development contract in light of a recent cost overrun and delay. Lockheed Martin is…
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House Votes Against F136 JSF Alternate Engine
By Michael Bruno michael_bruno@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON Amid a heated debate about federal deficits, national security and domestic employment, the U.S. House of Representatives voted against continuing the General Electric/Rolls-Royce F136 alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter midday Feb. 16. The move is a reversal of sorts­—a similar…
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Airbus Set To Finalize Japanese A380 Order
By Michael A. Taverna Airbus is poised to sign off on a new order for the A380 super jumbo with Skymark Airlines, a Japanese low-cost carrier, its top salesman, John Leahy, said Feb. 16 in Paris. Speaking to a gathering of reporters sponsored by French aerospace journalists’ association AJPAE, Leahy, Airbus’s chief operating officer for…
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Meridiana Fly Considering Merger
By Andy Nativi andy.nativi@rid.itGENOA Meridiana Fly, the airline born from the merger of Meridiana and Eurofly one year ago, is becoming the potential prey of either Alitalia or Lufthansa. Meridiana, which is listed at the Milan stock exchange, has formally denied that any decision has been taken, but has confirmed that discussions are ongoing….
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Senators Debate DCA Slots Availability
By Jennifer Michels The House and Senate, true to their word, are rolling through the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act, with the Senate potentially voting this week and the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee marking up its version of the bill Feb. 16. There are several pending amendments to…
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Japan's Roadmap To An Indigenous Fighter
By Bradley PerrettBeijing Japanese industry is urging the government to keep the country’s planned F-X fighter in production until 2028, raising the stakes for the three Western companies competing for the program. Full-scale development of an indigenous follow-on fighter, meanwhile, should begin between 2015 and 2017, the industry’s …
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Contractor Aims To Study Commercial Shuttle Operations
By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — United Space Alliance, NASA’s prime contractor for space shuttle operations, is seeking funds through the agency’s Commercial Crew Development Round 2 competition to assess the business case for keeping the shuttle flying for another 12-14 missions beginning in 2013, following an early restart of external fuel tank and …
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NASA Chops Budget For Upgrades At KSC
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL — Efforts to update infrastructure at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to accommodate a mix of commercial and government rockets is off to a slow start under the Obama administration’s $18.7 billion spending plan for NASA for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The Florida spaceport would receive $128 million to kick…
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A380 Groundings Cost Qantas AU$80 million
By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com Qantas says the grounding of its Airbus A380 fleet earlier this year due to engine problems will cost it at least AU$80 million ($80.3 million), although the carrier claims its public image has recovered quickly. The carrier estimates the economic impact of the groundings was AUS$55 million in…
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Germany Offered Stake In EADS - Source
Daimler has offered to sell a 7.5 percent stake in Airbus parent EADS to the German government, a cabinet source familiar with the negotiations said …
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Changi January Passenger Traffic Up 11.9 Pct
Singapore’s Changi Airport, Asia’s fifth-biggest by the number of passengers, said its passenger traffic grew 11.9 percent to 3.79 million in January from a year ago …
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Delta Casts Net Wide As It Mulls Plane Order
Delta Air Lines is talking to Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier as it considers a possible order for new planes, an executive said on Wednesday …
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EU Court Backs Fines For Excessive Aircraft Noise
European Union member states are entitled to impose penalties on airlines that make too much noise in built-up areas near airports, a senior adviser to the EU’s highest court said on Thursday …
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Egypt Tourism Industry Sees Hope In Revolution
Egypt’s uprising emptied the hotels, casinos and bars of a tourist trade that employs one in eight Egyptians, but staff expect the recovery to be quick and the revolution to boost business in the long run …
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TSA Agents Arrested In Case Of Missing Cash
Two Transportation Security Administration agents were arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport on Wednesday and accused of stealing USD$40,000 cash from a passenger’s bag, police said …
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American To Start JFK-Tokyo Haneda Service
American Airlines said on Wednesday it will begin service between New York and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport this week as corporate demand picks up …
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Turkish Airlines Leases 2 Airbus A320s
Flag carrier Turkish Airlines said on Wednesday it had agreed to lease two Airbus A320s from Crescent Leasing …
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Airbus Tests Readiness For Output Increase
Airbus said on Wednesday it would carry out further studies to find out whether its suppliers could cope before committing to a further increase of its A320 jet production, which is the mainstay of its revenues …
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US Pilot Union Chief: More Mergers Inevitable
More mergers of US airlines are inevitable and essential for domestic carriers to compete globally, the new president of the US’s largest pilots union said on Wednesday …
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Airbus Says Close To Completing Japan A380 Deal
Airbus sales chief John Leahy said he was close to finalizing a USD$1.5 billion order for four A380 superjumbos from Japanese airline Skymark Airlines and predicted more deals with low-cost airlines …
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Qantas H1 Profit Up, But Fuel To Impact
Qantas Airways, Australia’s biggest airline, posted a more than four-fold increase in first-half net profit as it recovered from one of the worst downturns in aviation history …
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Cautious Outlook For Aero Engineer Hampson
UK aero engineer Hampson Industries said it remained cautious on its full-year prospects and was close to deciding whether to sell assets to help reduce its GBP£99 million (USD$159 million) debt pile …
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Orbitz Hurt By Airline Dispute, Wants Deal
Online travel agency Orbitz, reeling from its spat with American Airlines over a distribution method, reported a wider quarterly loss and forecast first-quarter revenue below expectations …
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