Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “NASA Retargets Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Launch For April 29” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “NASA Retargets Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Launch For April 29” plus 24 more

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NASA Retargets Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Launch For April 29

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 09:04 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — Following discussions among the International Space Station partners on Sunday, NASA has targeted the launch of space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-134 mission for 3:47 p.m. EDT on…

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Boeing to Feature Latest Innovations at National Space Symposium

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 09:02 AM PDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 4, 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will spotlight its satellites, human spaceflight activities and network-enhanced technologies at the Space Foundation’s 27th …

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Embraer inked strategic cooperation agreement with China Minsheng Banking Co., Ltd.

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:59 AM PDT

The agreement demonstrates recognition and confidence in Embraer’s executive jets from China’s financial institutions . São José dos Campos, April 4, 2011 – Embraer and Minsheng…

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Boeing Vigilare System Completes Site Acceptance Testing

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:55 AM PDT

RAAF BASE WILLIAMTOWN, New South Wales, April 4, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that the company’s Vigilare network centric command and control system (NC3S) developed for the…

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NASA To Broadcast Soyuz Events And Launch In High Definition

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:52 AM PDT

HOUSTON — For the first time, NASA Television will provide high definition footage of the pre-launch events and liftoff of an International Space Station crew aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. NASA…

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Embraer confirms five E-jet options for KLM Cityhopper

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:49 AM PDT

São José dos Campos, April 4, 2011 – Embraer and KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s regional subsidiary, has signed a contract for a further five EMBRAER 190 jets, firming up options originally placed in …

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Boeing Delivers Qatar Airways Its 25th 777

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:45 AM PDT

EVERETT, Wash., April 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered Qatar Airways its 25th 777 at a ceremony on April 1. The airplane is a 777-300ER (extended range) model, which can carry up…

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International Media Accreditation For Aquarius/SAC-D Launch Open

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:33 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — International journalists who would like to cover the June 9 launch of the Aquarius/SAC-D mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California need to apply for credentials by May 9….

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Spring 2011 Reporting Points from the Salina Airport Authority

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:29 AM PDT

Spring 2011In This Issue<< Economic impact exceeds 10000 jobs, $353 M<< SeaPort offers flexibility to Salina>> CAV Aerospace displays FIKI Baron at Sun ‘n Fun<< K-State to…

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AF447 Wreckage Found

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:24 AM PDT

By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com . LONDON . French air accident investigators confirm they have found wreckage of Air France flight 447, which could…

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Funding, Flight Failure Plague GMD

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:22 AM PDT

By Amy Butler, Jen DiMascio . Boeing’s Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) missile shield program is in a financial quandary owing to ongoing anemic …

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House Passes Four-Year FAA Funding Bill

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:20 AM PDT

By Jennifer Michels jennifer_michels@aviationweek.com . WASHINGTON . The U.S. House of Representatives passed the FAA reauthorization bill (H.R.658) by a…

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F-22, Light Attack Aircraft Face Scrutiny

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:18 AM PDT

By Jen DiMascio . High-end and low-end U.S. Air Force programs are in line for scrutiny as Congress considers the fiscal 2012 budget request. …

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Global Observer Crash Rattles Observers

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:15 AM PDT

By Graham Warwick graham_warwick@aviationweek.com, Michael Bruno michael_bruno@aviationweek.com . AeroVironment’s GO-1 Global Observer hydrogen-powered …

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Gulfstream Releases Names of Fallen G650 Crew

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:12 AM PDT

By Benet Wilson benet_wilson@aviationweek.com . Experimental test pilots Kent Crenshaw and Vivan Ragusa and technical specialists David McCollum and Reece…

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NetJets’ Chairman David Sokol Resigns

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:10 AM PDT

By William Garvey william_garvey@aviationweek.com . The surprise announcement yesterday that NetJets Chairman David Sokol had resigned from Berkshire…

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SpaceX Falcon Rocket Family Growing

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:08 AM PDT

By Irene Klotz . CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) released a promotional video on March 31 that previews the unveiling of a new…

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Ariane 5 Pad Abort Delays Yahsat Y1A Launch

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:06 AM PDT

By Staff . Engineers at the European Space Center in French Guiana are evaluating the cause of a last-minute shutdown of the Vulcain main engine on an Ariane…

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Bodies Found In Air France Crash Wreckage

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:03 AM PDT

Parts of the wreckage of an Air France plane found in the Atlantic at the weekend contain the bodies of some of the passengers who died when the aircraft crashed off Brazil in 2009, the French…

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Gulfstream Says Test-Flight Crash Kills 4

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 08:00 AM PDT

Gulfstream Aerospace said a Gulfstream G650 aircraft crashed during a test flight on Saturday, killing two pilots and two flight-test engineers …

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ITT, Nexa To Fund US ATC Upgrades

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 07:56 AM PDT

ITT and private equity firm Nexa Capital are set to announce on Monday a plan for a loan-guarantee fund of more than USD$1.5 billion to help upgrade the US air-traffic control system, according to…

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Southwest Cancels Another 300 Flights Sunday

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 07:54 AM PDT

Southwest Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights over the weekend as it inspected 79 aircraft from its Boeing 737 fleet after one of its planes with a gaping hole in the fuselage made an emergency…

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‘Widespread cracking’ Found On Southwest 737

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 07:51 AM PDT

Evidence of widespread fuselage cracks and fatigue were found on a Southwest Airlines jet that made an emergency landing in Arizona with a hole in the cabin, a US safety investigator said…

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Ferrovial May Seal BAA Stake Sale In June

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 07:48 AM PDT

Spanish infrastructure firm Ferrovial still wants to close the sale of a 10 percent stake in UK airport operator BAA this year, and a deal may be sealed as early as June, its chief executive said…

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Air France-KLM Raises Fares As Costs Rise

Posted: 04 Apr 2011 07:46 AM PDT

Franco-Dutch carrier Air France-KLM is raising its prices, it said on Friday, to counter increased costs as inflation accelerates … Photo: Philippe Noret

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