Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “A first flight of the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport for Saudi Arabia” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “A first flight of the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport for Saudi Arabia” plus 24 more

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A first flight of the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport for Saudi Arabia

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 09:00 AM PDT

Airbus Military’s A330-based aerial refuelling programme marked a new milestone as the first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for the Royal Saudi Air Force completed its maiden flight on 15…

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Boeing Commits $2 Million to Support Relief Efforts in Japan

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 09:06 AM PDT

CHICAGO, March 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced yesterday that the company and its employees will contribute $2 million to assist with recovery efforts in the aftermath of the…

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Expedition 26 Crew And Capsule Land Safely In Kazakhstan

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 08:56 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Russian Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Wednesday, wrapping…

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Boeing Names Jones to Lead Boeing South Carolina Operations

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 09:03 AM PDT

NORTH CHARLESTON. S.C., March 2011 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) yesterday announced that Jack Jones has been named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina. Jones assumes overall…

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Boeing Looks To Expand Milspace Business

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 08:52 AM PDT

By Amy Butler . Boeing is eyeing opportunities to expand its military space business despite being left out of the government’s plans to …

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SpiceJet Readies To Receive Q400s

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 08:50 AM PDT

By Neelam Mathews . India’s budget carrier SpiceJet by August will receive five of 15 Bombardier Q400s ordered last year. Its Q400 services will start in…

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Keeping The Peace In Afghanistan

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 08:48 AM PDT

By Paul McLeary . Washington . This fall marks the 10th anniversary of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan. Despite more than $50 billion in …

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Global Passengers Top 5 Billion In 2010

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 08:45 AM PDT

By James Ott . Global passenger traffic, based on reports from 900 airports, surpassed 5 billion for the first time and increased at a better-than-expected…

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Committees To Move On FAA Funding March 16

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 08:43 AM PDT

By Jennifer Michels . The U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee tomorrow intend to act…

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Congress Gridlock Could Mean USAF Reprogram

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 08:41 AM PDT

By Amy Butler . The U.S. Air Force will have to reduce its current procurement and research and development (R&D) accounts for fiscal 2011 by as much as…

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Eclipse Jet Limited To 30,000 Ft. By FAA

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 08:39 AM PDT

By Kerry Lynch . Eclipse Aerospace last week called new altitude limits on the EA500 very light jet too restrictive and unsupported by the data, but says it…

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FBO SMS Program Unveiled by Cutter Aviation

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 08:37 AM PDT

By Benet Wilson . Phoenix-based Cutter Aviation has implemented an FBO-integrated safety management system (SMS) designed to cover its line service/ground…

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MDA, Intelsat Launch Sat-Refueling Business

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 08:35 AM PDT

By Frank Morring, Jr. . Canada’s MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) will begin developing a commercial satellite-refueling business under…

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Russia Issue Ultimatum On Tu-154M Upgrades

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 08:33 AM PDT

By Staff . MOSCOW . Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency is telling operators of Tupolev Tu-154M narrowbodies to upgrade their aircraft by July or park…

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Air Partner Sees Gains From Japan, Mideast Crises

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 06:37 AM PDT

Air Partner is likely to report a better second half as the political crisis in the Middle East and the natural calamity in Japan resulted in a surge in demand for the British charter plane…

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Private Jets In Demand As Japan Exodus Grows

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 06:36 AM PDT

Thousands of people desperate to escape Japan’s deepening nuclear crisis have inundated private jet companies with requests for evacuation flights, sending prices surging by a quarter…

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USTA Urges Airport Screening Overhaul

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 06:39 AM PDT

The Obama administration should adopt a number of recommendations including ordering airlines to allow one checked bag for free to make airport screening faster and encourage more travel, a leading…

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Spanish Airport Unions Close To Calling Off Strike

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 06:32 AM PDT

Spanish airport operator AENA and unions reached a preliminary agreement to call off 22 days of strike action between April and August, AENA said on Wednesday, averting disruption during the peak…

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Japan Disaster To Hit Premium Air Travel – IATA

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 06:31 AM PDT

The Japanese disaster will reduce premium air travel in March as it makes up 6-7 percent of the global market, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday …

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No Plans To Evacuate Staff In Japan – Boeing

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 06:25 AM PDT

Boeing said on Tuesday it had no plans to evacuate employees from Japan and expected no major impact on suppliers after Japan’s earthquake …

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Aviation Industry On Brink Of M&A Surge

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 06:23 AM PDT

Aviation companies are on the brink of a mergers and acquisitions boom, according to analysis by major accountancy firm KPMG …

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FAA Ready To Act On Japan Situation

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 06:22 AM PDT

The US Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday said it was prepared to take action including the rerouting of Japan-bound flights if the nuclear crisis there worsened …

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Airlines, Passengers Take Steps To Avoid Tokyo

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 06:20 AM PDT

Scores of flights to Japan were halted or rerouted on Tuesday and people were avoiding Tokyo for fear of radiation from an earthquake-stricken nuclear plant …

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NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Delivers Treasure Trove Of Data

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 02:04 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team released Tuesday the final set of data from the mission’s exploration phase along with the first measurements from its new life as a…

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Wheels Up For NASA Mission’s Most Extensive Arctic Ice Survey

Posted: 15 Mar 2011 11:11 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — Researchers and flight crew arrived in Thule, Greenland, on Monday, March 14, for the start of NASA’s 2011 Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to study changes in Arctic polar ice….

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