Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “SOFIA Completes First Flight Of German Science Instrument” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “SOFIA Completes First Flight Of German Science Instrument” plus 24 more

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SOFIA Completes First Flight Of German Science Instrument

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:53 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, completed its first science flight Wednesday, April 6, using the German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies…

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Boeing, Qatar Airways Announce Order for Five 777s

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:50 AM PDT

NEW YORK, April 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Qatar Airways yesterday announced orders for three 777 Freighters and two 777-300ERs. The orders are valued at $1.4 billion at list…

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NASA Telescopes Join Forces To Observe Unprecedented Explosion

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:47 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Swift satellite, Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory have teamed up to study one of the most puzzling cosmic blasts ever observed. More than a week…

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AeroExpo 2011 welcomes Embraer’s Phenom 300 jet for the 1st time

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:47 AM PDT

Embraer takes its light jet, as well as the Legacy 600, to the prestigious annual air show in Toluca, México . São José dos Campos, April 7, 2011 – Embraer is participating in the…

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Boeing to Feature Advanced Maritime Solutions at Navy League Expo

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:40 AM PDT

ST. LOUIS, April 2011 — At this year’s Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition, The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will display a broad range of proven and emerging maritime and air capabilities to …

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Bombardier’s Mirabel Plant Prepares for Final Assembly of Flight Test CSeries Aircraft

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:37 AM PDT

Bombardier has started work at its aircraft production facility in Mirabel, Québec, to accommodate final assembly of the first flight test CSeries aircraft. This is another step in the five-phased…

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UTair and ATR sign contract for 20 ATR 72-500s

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:33 AM PDT

The Russian carrier UTair and regional turboprop manufacturer ATR today announced the signature of a contract for the purchase of 20 ATR 72-500s. The announcement of the deal, valued at US $ 426…

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Fokker Aircraft Services contracted to service Germania Airline’s current generation Boeing 737 aircraft

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:30 AM PDT

After servicing, three of the aircraft will retire to FAS’ Boeing Storage Programme, and while there will undergo routine service to maintain airworthiness until such time that theyre-enter…

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Community College Scholars Selected To Design Robotic Rovers

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:27 AM PDT

HOUSTON — Eighty students from community colleges in 28 states and Puerto Rico have been selected to travel to a NASA center to develop robotic rovers. The National Community College Aerospace…

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Navy Cutting Time To Produce Virginia Subs

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:23 AM PDT

By Michael Fabey . The U.S. Navy is approaching its 60-month construction goal for its Virginia-class submarines, despite a recent redesign of…

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Airbus Plans Further A320 Upgrades

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:21 AM PDT

By Robert Wall . Airbus is readying a number of A320 upgrades for service to facilitate pilot operations. The first of the steps is due for…

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New A400M Contract Finally Inked

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:19 AM PDT

By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com . LONDON . More than a year after A400M customers and industry broadly agreed on new contractual terms for the European…

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American-Expedia Deal Questions Unanswered

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:17 AM PDT

By Andrew Compart andrew_compart@aviationweek.com . WASHINGTON . This week’s deal between American Airlines and Expedia settled the distribution dispute…

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Analysts Mull G650 Crash Repercussions

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:15 AM PDT

By Benet Wilson benet_wilson@aviationweek.com . Analysts covering Gulfstream Aerospace’s parent General Dynamics predict there will be an up to six-month…

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NASA May Test Advanced Life Support On ISS

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:12 AM PDT

By Frank Morring, Jr. . NASA is considering a commercial proposal for long-term tests of advanced environmental control and life support system…

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Musk Sees Markets For Falcon 9 Heavy

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:10 AM PDT

By Frank Morring, Jr. . A heavy-lift version of the Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 could enter the launch services marketplace in the next…

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Avolon Orders CFM Engines For Its A320s

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:05 AM PDT

Aircraft leasing company Avolon has ordered CFM International engines for eight Airbus A320s it ordered last year …

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HK March Air Cargo Throughput Up 4.4 Pct

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:02 AM PDT

Air cargo throughput at Hong Kong in March rose 4.4 percent from a year earlier, data from Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals showed …

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Older Jets Face Tougher US Inspections

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 08:00 AM PDT

Airlines flying older jets are facing tougher, more time-consuming US inspections after the fuselage of a Southwest Airlines jet ruptured last week, leaving a 5-foot hole and questions about how…

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China Needs Time To Warm To A380

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 07:57 AM PDT

Chinese airlines will need some time before they start to warm to the Airbus A380 super jumbo, Airbus’s China head said on Thursday …

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Branson Seeks Virgin Atlantic Partner – Report

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 07:50 AM PDT

Virgin Atlantic needs a partner to remain competitive, founder Richard Branson said in an interview published on Wednesday …

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US Airways Able To Pass On High Fuel Cost

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 07:48 AM PDT

US Airways is still able to offset the skyrocketing cost of fuel with fare increases and additional fees, but the carrier is keeping an eye out for signs that expensive oil is weighing on the…

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SAS Posts Small Rise In March Traffic

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 07:46 AM PDT

Loss-making Scandinavian airline SAS on Thursday reported a 0.3 percent rise in passenger traffic in March and said overcapacity in some markets and rising jet fuel prices continued to create…

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Qatar Air To Sign USD$1.3 Bln Boeing Contract

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 07:44 AM PDT

Qatar Airways will sign a USD$1.3 billion contract with Boeing on Wednesday to buy five 777 aircraft, Qatar’s state news agency said in a statement …

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FAA Seeks To Fire Second Sleeping Controller

Posted: 07 Apr 2011 07:41 AM PDT

The Federal Aviation Administration has identified a second air traffic controller who fell asleep on the job, the agency said on Wednesday …

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