Aviation News Releases Magazine – Tuesday, March 08, 2011

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Space Shuttle Discovery Makes Final Return to Earth Wednesday

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:51 AM PST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to return to Earth for the final time on Wednesday, March 9, completing a 13-day mission to outfit the International Space Station….

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Boeing Begins Change Incorporation Work on 787 Dreamliner

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:52 AM PST

EVERETT, Wash., March 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Yesterday, Boeing (NYSE: BA) began change incorporation work on the 787 Dreamliner at Boeing’s Global Services & Support site in San Antonio, Texas….

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Bombardier’s Saint-Laurent Facility Tools Up for CSeries Aircraft Component Production

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:52 AM PST

Bombardier recently upgraded more than 9,000 sq. m (100,000 sq. ft.) of its Saint-Laurent facility to support production of major components for its new game-changing CSeries aircraft, scheduled to…

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Turkish Airlines orders another 13 Airbus aircraft

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:53 AM PST

Further endorsement for efficient, reliable, profitable Airbus aircraft family Turkish Airlines has signed a firm order for the purchase of ten Airbus A321s and three A330-200F freighter…

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NASA’s STS-134 Crew Media Opportunity At Endeavour’s Final Rollout

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:53 AM PST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The six astronauts who will launch aboard space shuttle Endeavour’s final mission in April will answer media questions on Wednesday, March 9, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center…

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Boeing, Air China Sign Agreement for 747-8 Intercontinentals

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:54 AM PST

HONG KONG, March 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air China yesterday signed an agreement for the purchase of five 747-8 Intercontinental jetliners. Air China is the first Chinese carrier…

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Bombardier Significantly Expands Aftermarket Services in China

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:56 AM PST

New RSO inaugurated in Hong Kong’s Citygate complex New parts depot opened at Hong Kong International Airport LMF for Challenger aircraft added in Jinan …

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Increased passenger traffic will drive Asia-Pacific market to larger aircraft types

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:57 AM PST

Airliners serving the Asia-Pacific region are expected to grow larger in the coming decades, responding to strong growth across this dynamic market – which is to carry one-third of the world’s…

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NASA Officials Speak At Space Station And Mars Conference

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:56 AM PST

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier and other NASA officials are scheduled to speak April 6 and 7 at the International Space Station and Mars…

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Boeing Statement on MOU with Hong Kong Airlines for 38 Airplanes

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:36 AM PST

HONG KONG, Mar. 2011 – The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is delighted with Hong Kong Airlines’ intention to expand its fleet with the purchase of 38 Boeing airplanes, including six 777 Freighters, 30…

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Boeing Update: Asia Pacific to Account for One-Third of Airplane Deliveries Over Next 20 Years

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:37 AM PST

HONG KONG, March 2011 – The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), China’s leading provider of passenger planes, said yesterday that the Asia Pacific region’s air traffic growth will exceed the world average…

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Air China Opens Door For 747-8 In China

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:16 AM PST

By Bradley Perrett perrett@aviationweek.com Hong Kong The first Chinese order for five Boeing 747-8 from Air China should lift prospects for the freight…

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Pakistan In Negotiations For More F-16s

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:13 AM PST

By Leithen Francis Avalon, Australia Pakistan is in negotiations with the U.S. to get more Lockheed Martin F-16s beyond those it has on order, while at the…

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Europe Details Emissions Allocations

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:12 AM PST

By Robert Wall The European Commission has determined that airlines will have 212,892,052 metric tons of carbon dioxide available to them in 2012 and…

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Iberia Buys A330 To Replace A340s

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:10 AM PST

By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com WASHINGTON Iberia is buying eight A330-300s with options for eight more to phase out 16 higher fuel burn A340s in a…

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MMRCA Shortlist To Be Announced Early April

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:09 AM PST

By Neelam Mathews NEW DELHI — The shortlist for the six contenders for India’s Medium Multirole Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) program is to be announced in the…

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NBAA Opposes FAA Plan on BARR Restrictions

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:07 AM PST

By Kerry Lynch The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Friday reiterated its strong opposition to FAA’s plan to limit participation in the Block…

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Discovery Crew Surveys Heat Shield

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:05 AM PST

By Mark Carreau mark.carreau@gmail.com HOUSTON Discovery’s astronauts surveyed the heat shielding on the shuttle’s wing leading edges and nose cap on…

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Discovery Cargo Transfers Shift Into High Gear

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 06:03 AM PST

By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — With their assembly and supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) extended by two days, Discovery’s six astronauts…

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Spanish Airport Strikes Planned For April-July

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 05:52 AM PST

Unions plan to stage 19 days of strikes in Spanish airports between April and July in protest against government measures to privatize national airport operator AENA, a union spokesman said on…

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Boeing Wins USD$10 Bln Deals From China

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 05:51 AM PST

Boeing has sealed deals from two Chinese carriers, Air China and Hainan Airlines, for a total of 43 aircraft worth USD$10 billion at list prices …

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Norwegian Air Passenger Numbers Up In Feb

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 05:49 AM PST

Budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle said on Tuesday it carried 12 percent more passengers in February than in the same month a year ago, but its yield fell by 6 percent …

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Air France-KLM February Traffic Rises 4.9 Pct

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 05:48 AM PST

Air France-KLM, Europe’s largest carrier by revenue, on Tuesday posted a 4.9 percent rise in February passenger traffic, while its passenger load factor remained stable …

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Chinese Carriers Raise Fuel Surcharges, Hedging

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 05:47 AM PST

After flying high for two straight years, China’s airlines will have to brace for strong headwinds now that oil prices have topped USD$100 per barrel, with no letup in sight …

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Kuoni Buys Gullivers Travel

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 05:45 AM PST

Swiss travel group Kuoni said on Monday it had agreed to buy online travel services company Gullivers Travel Associates for USD$720 million, expanding its available online travel services …

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