Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Embraer Defense and Security signs contract to buy OrbiSat” plus 19 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Embraer Defense and Security signs contract to buy OrbiSat” plus 19 more

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Embraer Defense and Security signs contract to buy OrbiSat

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 08:14 AM PDT

R$ 28.5 million-deal will increase the Company’s participation in the Brazilian Security System . São José dos Campos, March 15, 2011 – Embraer Defense and Security signed a…

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Completes Final Gauntlet Test

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 08:11 AM PDT

EVERETT, Wash., March 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has completed final gauntlet testing on the first 747-8 Intercontinental jetliner. The two days of testing were completed late Sunday….

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USAF Pulls Funding For F-15 IRST Upgrade

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 08:04 AM PDT

By Amy Butler. The U.S. Air Force has terminated funding for an infrared search and track (IRST) upgrade for its F-15C/D fleet as part of the service’s push…

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Earthquake Has Minimal Impact On Industry

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 08:02 AM PDT

By Madhu Unnikrishnan. The earthquake that hit East Japan on Friday may have a limited negative impact on the country’s $18 billion aerospace and defense…

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Endeavour Moves To Pad For Launch Preparations

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 08:00 AM PDT

By Irene Klotz. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Fresh on the heels of shuttle Discovery’s return from its final spaceflight, shuttle Endeavour reached the launch…

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Airlines, Chicago Reach Deal On New Runway

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 07:58 AM PDT

By Andrew Compart. United Airlines and American Airlines reached an agreement with the City of Chicago that enables the O’Hare International Airport expansion…

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New 737 Design Will Learn From 787 Hurdles

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 07:56 AM PDT

By Michael Mecham. Mindful of the hurdles that tripped it up on technology and manufacturing in the 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO…

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Northrop Board Approves Shipbuilding Spinoff Deal

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 07:54 AM PDT

By Michael Fabey mike_fabey@aviationweek.com. Northrop Grumman’s board of directors has approved the spinoff of its wholly owned subsidiary Huntington Ingalls…

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U.S. Navy Details Basing Plans For BAMS

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 07:51 AM PDT

By Leithen Francis. Avalon, Australia. The U.S. Navy expects its first Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned aerial system (UAS) base to achieve…

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SE Asia Needs 2,500 Planes Over 20 Years

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 07:43 AM PDT

Boeing expects Southeast Asian airlines to require more than 2,500 new planes worth USD$370 billion over the next 20 years to meet air traffic growth and renew fleets, an executive said on Tuesday…

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Singapore Air Load Factor Falls On Capacity Rise

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 07:42 AM PDT

Singapore Airlines filled 66.9 percent of the space available on its planes for passengers and cargo in February, down from January and the same period a year ago …

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IAG May Invest In Indian Carriers

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 07:39 AM PDT

International Airlines Group (IAG), formed by the merger of British Airways and Iberia, may consider investing in Indian carriers if foreign investment rules are relaxed, its chief executive said…

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Eva Air To Cancel Some Japanese Flights

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 07:37 AM PDT

EVA Airways, Taiwan’s No.2 airline, said on Tuesday it would cancel flights to Tokyo and Sapporo until the end of March, following Japan’s earthquake and subsequent crisis at a nuclear power…

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Airline Response To Japan Quake, Radiation

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 07:35 AM PDT

Following are responses from airlines from several countries following Japan’s earthquake and tsunami and subsequent crisis at a nuclear power complex …

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Aegean Airlines Swings To 2010 Loss

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 07:34 AM PDT

Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest carrier, swung to a 2010 net loss of of EUR€23.3 million (USD$32.5 million), hit by the country’s debt crisis and recession … Photo: Andrei Dimofte

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Airlines, Chicago Reach USD$1.17 Bln O’Hare Deal

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 07:30 AM PDT

United Continental and American Airlines parent AMR reached a deal with Chicago for a USD$1.17 billion plan to expand the city’s O’Hare Airport, officials announced on Monday …

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NASA’s Hubble Rules Out One Alternative to Dark Energy

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 02:20 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have ruled out an alternate theory on the nature of dark energy after recalculating the expansion rate of the universe to unprecedented…

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NASA Extends Crew Flight Contract With Russian Space; Agency Administrator Bolden Repeats Call For American-Made Commercial Alternative

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 02:20 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA has signed a $753 million modification to the current International Space Station contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency for crew transportation, rescue and related…

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NordStar Airlines takes delivery of its first ATR 42-500

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 11:13 AM PDT

The Russian carrier will operate 4 ATR 42-500s in Krasnoyarsk Region ATR and Russia’s Taimyr Airlines (NordStar Airlines), are pleased to announce today the delivery of the first ATR…

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Boeing CFO James Bell to Speak at J.P. Morgan Conference on March 23

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 11:16 AM PDT

CHICAGO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) Corporate President and Chief Financial Officer James Bell will speak at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Defense Conference in…

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