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NASA'S Space Shuttle Endeavour Set For Final Trip To Launch Pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Journalists are invited to cover space shuttleEndeavour’s move from the Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, toLaunch Pad 39A on Wednesday, March 9, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Six astronauts are targeted to launch aboard the shuttle on April 19.The STS-134 mission to the International Space Station is the finalscheduled flight for Endeavour before it is…
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Bell Boeing-built V-22 Osprey Fleet Surpasses 100,000 Flight Hours
MV-22 Osprey is safest Marine Corps rotorcraft over past 10 yearsPATUXENT RIVER, Md., March 2, 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter today applauded the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) announcement that the Bell Boeing-built V-22 Osprey fleet has surpassed 100,000 flight hours. The milestone arrived on Feb. 10 during a U.S. Marine…
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NASA Continues Implementation Of 2010 Authorization Act Program Offices, New Technology Solicitations Announced
WASHINGTON — NASA has announced program office assignments at three NASA field centers to align the president’s fiscal year 2012 budget request and the NASA Authorization Act of 2010. The agency also has released three Space Technology Program solicitations. NASA will create new program offices to manage human spaceflight activities associated with the development of the Space Launch System, the…
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Boeing Names Jeffrey Johnson New Leader for Middle East
CHICAGO, March 2011 — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today named Jeffrey Johnson as president of Boeing Middle East. Johnson succeeds Paul Kinscherff, who has been appointed chief financial officer for international finance. Johnson will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and report to Shep Hill, president of Boeing International and senior vice president of Business Development…
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NASA Reschedules Teleconference To Explain Missing Sunspots
WASHINGTON — NASA has rescheduled a media teleconference for 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 2, to discuss the first computer model that explains the recent period of decreased solar activity during the sun’s 11-year cycle. The recent solar minimum, a period characterized by a lower frequency of sunspots and solar storms, ended in 2008 and was the deepest observed in almost 100 years.The…
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U.S. Air Force, Boeing Sign KC-X Contract
By Amy Butler David Van Buren, the U.S. Air Force’s top acquisition executive, says that the contract with Boeing to develop the KC-46A aerial refueler has been signed, marking a major step in the Air Force’s decade-long pursuit of a KC-135 replacement. Boeing, which won the $3.5 billion contract after more than a year of…
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Is Emirates Smart Or Lucky
By Madhu UnnikrishnanWashington During the years in which Emirates has grown from an important regional carrier to a worldwide powerhouse, rivals have often claimed—with modest proof—that the airline merely has benefited from a range of special privileges and circumstances. Soon the accusers will have the opportunity to test their hypothesis as one of…
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U.S. Army Modernization Enters New Phase
By Paul McLearyWashington On Feb. 3, the Pentagon’s Defense Acquisition Board cut several remaining pieces of the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) modernization project, while moving the two survivors into separate program offices. While the Class 1 unmanned aerial system and tactical ground sensors are no longer part of an Army-wide…
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U.S. Navy Protects Carriers And Subs
By Michael Fabey The U.S. Navy brass loves to perpetuate the cliché that the first question any U.S. president asks during a time of overseas crisis is: Where are the carriers? But what the service is less likely to trumpet is that this has been the very same question among federal budget cutters through the years, especially…
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Space Station Gets Its Last Habitable Module
By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — Space shuttle Discovery’s astronauts attached the final habitable piece of the International Space Station (ISS) on March 1: a 21-ft.-long equipment stowage enclosure that was hoisted from the shuttle’s cargo bay with a robot arm and berthed to the orbiting science laboratory’s Unity module. Late Feb. 28, NASA’s…
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Extra Shuttle Mission Favored Date Moves Up
By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — Internal NASA thinking on the timing of the agency’s hoped-for STS-135 space shuttle mission using the Atlantis orbiter has taken a U-turn, with most now favoring the manifested June 28 launch date. The 11-day supply mission to the International Space Station would mark the end of the 30-year shuttle program….
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The Invisible Gorilla
By Heather Baldwin Have you ever wondered how tools and other paraphernalia can get left behind when a technician closes up a workspace? From the flashlight left in a nose wheel steering cable run to rags left in engines, the maintenance world is often left scratching its head trying to answer this question: How did a maintenance professional miss …
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BBA Aviation Makes USD$73 Mln Acquisitions
Britain’s BBA Aviation is putting a total of USD$73 million into two acquisitions, financed via a share issue, that will take it into new aircraft markets and expand its geographic presence …
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GVK Raises Mumbai Airport Company Stake
India’s GVK Power & Infrastructure said on Wednesday its unit signed an agreement to buy a 13.5 percent stake in Mumbai Airport from Bid Services Division (Mauritius) …
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Bombardier Wins 120 Plane NetJets Deal
Bombardier has agreed to sell up to 120 aircraft to NetJets in a deal that could earn it more than USD$6.7 billion …
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IATA Trims Global Airline Profit Forecast
The airline industry body IATA cut its forecast for 2011 global airline profits on Wednesday as higher demand failed to fully offset higher costs, mainly of rising oil prices …
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Brazil's Trip Buys 4 Embraers For USD$172 Mln
Brazilian airline Trip Linhas Aereas agreed on Tuesday to buy four commercial aircraft from Embraer in a deal valued at about USD$172 million, to expand in a booming aviation market …
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IATA Moves AGM From Cairo To Singapore
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said it had decided to move its 67th annual general meeting to Singapore from its planned site in Cairo after Egypt was jolted by unrest that prompted the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak …
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Heli-skiing Takes Flight In Kashmir As Violence Wanes
Helicopters aren’t just carrying troops to the snow-capped mountains of Indian Kashmir any more. They are also flying foreign skiers to ski slopes near a ceasefire line that divides the Himalayan region between India and Pakistan …
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Plane Evacuated After Landing Gear Collapses
Passengers and crew were evacuated from a US Airways Embraer 145 at Bradley Airport outside Hartford, Connecticut on Tuesday morning after the front landing gear collapsed as the jet was pushed back from the gate, officials said …
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Porter Air Ottawa Staff Vote To Join Union
Ground staff working for Porter Airlines in Ottawa have voted to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees, becoming the first employees of the regional Canadian airline to join a union …
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British Airways Strike Ballot Begins Again
British Airways cabin crew are being balloted again over industrial action in a long-running industrial dispute …
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American Cuts Capacity Growth As Oil Rises
American Airlines parent AMR said it would cut planned capacity growth this year as the industry wrestles with higher oil prices …
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