Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Porter Airlines Orders Two More Bombardier Q400 NextGen Turboprops” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Porter Airlines Orders Two More Bombardier Q400 NextGen Turboprops” plus 24 more

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Porter Airlines Orders Two More Bombardier Q400 NextGen Turboprops

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 08:06 AM PDT

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that fast-growing Porter Airlines of Toronto has placed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners . The transaction involves the conversion of two…

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An enhanced work environment for Airbus in the UK

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 08:00 AM PDT

Airbus will consolidate its presence in the United Kingdom with the redevelopment of a site into a modern, highly-efficient engineering and technology facility, accommodating more than 2,500 of…

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A new milestone for the Airbus A350 XWB programme

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:58 AM PDT

The first nose landing gear for Airbus’ next-generation A350 XWB has successfully been installed at the jetliner’s landing gear integration test facility in Filton, UK. This milestone will be…

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NASA Opens Voting For Original Songs To Awaken Next Shuttle Crew

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:54 AM PDT

HOUSTON — NASA is inviting the public to vote for its favorite original song to wake up space shuttle Commander Mark Kelly and his five crewmates during their STS-134 mission to the…

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Air League Event at the House of Commons Highlights the Importance of Supporting Youth Access to Aviation in the UK

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:51 AM PDT

The ‘Youth in Aviation’ event was a chance for voluntary organisations to showcase how their work benefits young people and society as a wholeThe Air League and other voluntary organisations…

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NATO Ground System Shrinks To 6 Global Hawks

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:47 AM PDT

By Robert Wall . LONDON — NATO’s protracted effort to field a ground-surveillance system has suffered another setback, with the program now…

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Libya Has Advanced Russian SAMs

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:45 AM PDT

By David A. Fulghum, Robert Wall . Washington, London . Establishing a no-fly zone over ­Libya may not be a massive challenge for the coalition trying to…

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EC White Paper Tackles Airport Capacity

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:43 AM PDT

By Robert Wall . The European Commission is recommending changes in how airport capacity is managed as well as the proper rollout of other aviation-related…

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Composite Work Continues For U.S. Navy Ships

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:41 AM PDT

By Michael Fabey . GULFPORT, Miss. — As Northrop Grumman was preparing for the March 24 christening of the amphibious transport dock ship LPD-24 Arlington,…

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Orbital Sees First Taurus II Flight In Sept.

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:38 AM PDT

By Frank Morring, Jr. . WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va. — Orbital Sciences Corp. is on track — with “a limited amount of slack” — to fly its new Taurus II …

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Funding Uncertainty Shaping NASA Programs

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:36 AM PDT

By Frank Morring, Jr. . The ongoing budget impasse in the U.S. Congress is starting to have an effect on NASA’s plans, including the joint Mars missions the…

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Thomas Cook Says Britons Cutting Back On Sun

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:33 AM PDT

Thomas Cook, Europe’s second biggest travel firm, said bookings had slowed as cash-strapped Britons, grappling with the government’s fiscal squeeze, sacrifice their annual two weeks in the sun…

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Mideast Unrest Hits Air Traffic Growth

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:32 AM PDT

Growing unrest in the Middle East and North Africa stifled air passenger traffic in February, reducing growth sharply from January levels, IATA figures released on Tuesday showed …

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China Southern To Get First A380 In August

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:26 AM PDT

China Southern Airlines will take delivery of its first Airbus A380 in August, its chairman said on Tuesday …

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AirAsia X May List By 2012

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:19 AM PDT

AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia, hopes to list shares by next year so that it will be easier to raise funds for expansion, AirAsia chief executive Tony…

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InterContinental Develops China-branded Hotels

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:16 AM PDT

InterContinental Hotels expects to open a new brand of hotels specially developed for the Chinese market in 2012 or 2013, an executive said on Monday …

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Thai Air Expects Fuel Prices to Hit Q1 Profits

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:15 AM PDT

Thai Airways said it expects Q1 profits this year to be lower than a year ago due to higher fuel prices, the company said on Monday …

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UPS, Fedex Add Direct Asia Freight Flights

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 07:00 AM PDT

Package delivery companies UPS and FedEx added freight flights to Asia, tapping into growth in Asia shipments … Photo: Pawel Kierzkowski

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Russia To Merge, Sell Two Moscow Airports

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 06:57 AM PDT

Two major airports in Moscow will be combined into a single state-owned entity, renovated and later sold to boost their performance, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at government meeting on…

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Cameroon’s Rebranded Carrier Eyes China, Dubai

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 06:55 AM PDT

Rebranded Cameroon national airline company CamairCo, wants to expand flights to the Middle East and Asia, with flights to China and Dubai, director Alex van Elk said at the relaunch of the company…

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BA Cabin Crew Vote For Fresh Strike Action

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 06:53 AM PDT

British Airways cabin crew on Monday voted to take fresh strike action in a dispute that has so far cost the airline more than GBP£150 million …

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Radiation From Airport Scanners Low – Study

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 06:51 AM PDT

Airport scanners are an “extremely low” source of radiation exposure that poses virtually no health risk, not even to frequent passengers, US researchers said on Monday …

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Avianca-Taca To Issue Shares In Colombia

Posted: 29 Mar 2011 06:37 AM PDT

Latin American airline Avianca-Taca said on Monday it would issue preferential shares worth USD$267.2 million in the local Colombian stock market …

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Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 showcased for the first time together at Sun ’n Fun

Posted: 28 Mar 2011 01:53 PM PDT

Embraer’s entry level and light jets at this year’s Fly-In Expo in Lakeland, Florida . São José dos Campos, March 28, 2011 – Embraer will be present at the 37th Annual…

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NASA To Release Messenger’s First Orbital Images Of Mercury Media Teleconference Scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday

Posted: 28 Mar 2011 01:16 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA will release the first orbital image of Mercury’s surface, including previously unseen terrain, on Tuesday afternoon, March 29. Several other images will be available Wednesday,…

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