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Playstation(R)Home Users Can Watch Nasa’s Shuttle Launch Together

Playstation(R)Home Users Can Watch Nasa's Shuttle Launch Together
WASHINGTON — NASA’s final liftoff of space shuttle Discovery will beavailable in a unique “social viewing” environment available throughSony Computer Entertainment America’s PlayStation(R)Home forPlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system.Discovery’s launch on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST is the firstlive streaming event to be offered by Sunset Yacht, a premiumpersonal space from LOOT,…
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Embraer Legacy 650 executive jet receives FAA certification
Company’s newest portfolio addition completes major approval cycle, after ANAC and EASA. São José dos Campos, February 24, 2011 – Embraer’s Legacy 650 large executive jet has just received certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In October 2010, Brazil’s ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) had already granted…
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NASA Schedules Next Glory Mission Launch Attempt
WASHINGTON — The launch of NASA’s Glory spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is currently planned for no earlier than Friday, Feb. 25 at 5:09 a.m. EST. Engineers from NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. continue to troubleshoot a technical issue that arose during Wednesday’s initial launch attempt. The target launch date also will ensure personnel get the required rest before…
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Boeing to Demonstrate Aviation Command and Control Subsystem for US Marine Corps
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] yesterday announced it has received a nearly $5 million demonstration contract for the U.S. Marine Corps Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) program. CAC2S will upgrade the service’s Marine Air Command and Control System. The contract award supports development of a sensor data subsystem to integrate input from various…
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Esterline CMC Electronics’  SureSight® Enhanced Vision System Achieves Certification on Dassault Falcon 7X
(Montreal, Canada – Feb. 2011) Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC)’s second-generation SureSight® CMA-2600 I-Series™ Integrated Sensor System is now approved for use as an Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) on the Dassault Falcon 7X. This approval was granted recently by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and follows the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the lead…
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Pardon our noise, it's the sound of freedom
Salina, Kan., (February 2011) – Pardon our noise it’s the sound of freedom! Once again the sky of Salina may be a little louder than usual as our neighbors to the north with six CF-18 Hornets and two CH-146 Griffon helicopters from Canadian AirCF-18s on the flightline in Salina. Canada’s Tactical Fighter Squadrons have an economic impact of close to $2 million each deployment.Force 409 Tactical…
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Swanson, Salina Airport receive awards
Swanson, Salina Airport receive awards Chicago, (February 23, 2011) – The Salina Airport Authority has been awarded its 16th Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the…
Feb-24-2011 | More »
Update on the ETS Support Facility Implications for Verification
It is now expected that Eurocontrol’s ETS Support Facility will be made available to operators by late February.This is according to Neil Duffy, technical manager of ICM ETS Ltd, part of the ICM group of companies based in the Isle of Man.“For a fee of €400, operators will be able to have reports e-mailed to them from a system which records the aircraft type, the actual distance flown on each…
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Discovery's Fueling Underway
By Mark Carreau mark.carreau@gmail.comHouston NASA’s Launch Control Center team began to fuel the shuttle Discovery early Feb. 24 in preparation for the spacecraft’s 39th and final flight, while forecasters improved and already favorable forecast for a late afternoon liftoff. Discovery’s long delayed 11-day assembly and supply mission to the …
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U.K. To Reform Acquisition Management
By Robert Wall LONDON — U.K. Defense Secretary Liam Fox has vowed to establish quarterly reviews of major acquisition efforts in a bid to stem perpetual cost overruns. The Major Projects Board, to be headed by the state secretary, initially will scrutinize the top 20 projects and then expand that effort to the top 50. “Where…
Feb-24-2011 | More »
Mexicana Could Be Revived Within The Week
By Darren Shannon Ownership of Mexicana de Aviacion has been transferred to a group of investors known as PC Capital under a restructuring plan that will provide more than $200 million to the bankrupt operator in the coming days. The agreement shifts ownership from current owners Tenedora K to a group led by local investors Alejo Peralta…
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Embraer Completes First EMB-145 for Indian AEW&C
By Graham Warwick SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil — Embraer has unveiled the first of three EMB-145s ordered by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as testbeds for an indigenously developed airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system. The first aircraft, equipped with the antenna structure for the…
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Embraer Phenom Assembly Plant Opens in Fla
By George LarsonMELBOURNE, Fla. Embraer earlier today officially opened its Florida assembly plant and customer delivery center, a welcome source of jobs on the soon-to-be Shuttle-less Space Coast that drew the Brazilian company’s CEO a hearty standing ovation. The new $50 million complex at Melbourne International Airport is expected to begin…
Feb-24-2011 | More »
New Boeing Entity Aims To Grow Space Services
By Michael A. Taverna PARIS — Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems has created a new unit to market commercial satellite services to the U.S. government and other satellite users. The BSIS entity is intended to enable the company to take advantage of hot government demand around the world for satellite services, especially for…
Feb-24-2011 | More »
European Commission Okays Volvo Engine Aid
By Robert Wall The European Commission has given the green light for the Swedish government to provide 120 million Swedish kronor in funding support to Volvo Aero for work on the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine. The funding is targeted at development activity related to the intermediate compressor case (ICC). The European Commission …
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Asur Posts 74 Pct Rise In Profit In Q4
Mexican airport operator Asur said on Wednesday that its net profit in the fourth quarter rose by 74 percent from the same period in 2009, which was hit by recession and a flu outbreak …
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Mexico's GAP Q4 Net Rises 34 Percent
Mexican airport operator GAP posted a 34 percent increase in quarterly profit on Wednesday due to higher ticket prices and increased use of its terminals …
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Lufthansa May Order Airbus A320neo - Report
Lufthansa may order about 30 of Airbus’s new more fuel-efficient A320neo aircraft in a deal worth some USD$2.5 billion at list prices, Bloomberg said, citing people with knowledge of the matter …
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Tiger Air Buys 32.5 Pct Stake In SEAIR
Singapore’s budget carrier Tiger Airways has signed an agreement to buy a 32.5 percent stake in Philippines-based South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) for USD$6 million, its spokesman said on Thursday …
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China To Have More Than 220 Airports By 2015
China will add more than 45 airports over the next five years, bringing the total to more than 220, despite the dire financial situation of many regional airports, the country’s senior aviation regulator said on Thursday …
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Airlines Set For Losses As Mideast Unrest Hits
Airlines operating flights to the Middle East and North Africa could face losses this year, as tourism slumps and oil prices surge amid political uncertainty and escalating violence …
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AirAsia Reports Big Jump In Profit
Malaysia’s AirAsia reported an eight-fold increase in quarterly profit driven by growth in passenger volumes, and warned it may have to impose a fuel surcharge if oil prices stayed high …
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Priceline Q4 Profit Up 73 Percent
Online travel agency Priceline on Wednesday posted a larger-than-expected quarterly profit on bookings growth and the company forecast stronger growth in the first quarter …
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Alitalia Suspends Flights To Tripoli
Italian airline Alitalia said on Thursday it had suspended flights to Libya’s capital Tripoli indefinitely for security reasons …
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Aer Lingus Settles Tax Row With Government
Aer Lingus will make an exceptional provision of EUR€32.5 million (USD$44.7 million) in its financial statements to settle a tax dispute with the Irish government, the airline said on Thursday …
Feb-24-2011 | More »
ANA, Lufthansa JV For Japan-Europe Routes
All Nippon Airways said on Wednesday it plans to set up a joint venture with Germany’s Lufthansa on routes between Japan and Europe …
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Libyan Aircraft Refused Landing Permission At Malta
A Libyan Arab Airlines aircraft was refused permission to land at Malta Airport on Wednesday and turned back to Libya, airport sources said …
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US Airline Shares Extend Losses As Oil Rises
Airline shares fell on Wednesday as the price of oil, which directly impacts jet fuel costs, gained 4 percent as the escalating violence in Libya threatened oil production …
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Tax Payment Dents Gol's Quarterly Profit
Gol, Brazil’s second-largest airline, on Wednesday reported a fall of 67 percent in its fourth-quarter net income as a higher tax payment outweighed strong air travel growth in Latin America’s largest economy …
Feb-24-2011 | More »

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