Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Star Flyer places its first direct order for two A320s” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Star Flyer places its first direct order for two A320s” plus 24 more

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Star Flyer places its first direct order for two A320s

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 09:09 AM PDT

Japan’s carrier builds future on 100% Airbus fleet . Star Flyer, a Japanese fast-growing, value-based airline, today signed a firm contract with Airbus for the purchase of two A320s. The…

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The Airbus-sponsored “eGenius” electric concept aircraft makes its public debut

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 09:06 AM PDT

Airbus is underscoring its continued support of eco-efficient technologies for commercial aviation with the company’s high-level sponsorship of a new electric concept aircraft – which was unveiled…

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s Statement On The 2011 Spending Bill

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:51 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued the following statement Thursday about the passage of the 2011 spending bill: “We appreciate the work of Congress to pass a 2011 spending bill….

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Russia Renews Military Helicopter Force

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:48 AM PDT

By Maxim Pyadushkin . MOSCOW — Helicopter orders from the Russian military are up and commitments for new types are on the horizon, marking a stark …

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Sbirs GEO-1 Fueled, Marching Toward May Launch

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:48 AM PDT

By Amy Butler . COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have completed fueling the first Space-Based Infrared System (Sbirs)…

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Jet Airways Plans Fleet Expansion

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:43 AM PDT

By Jay Menon . India’s leading private airline Jet Airways said it will purchase aircraft from Boeing and Airbus as part of its fleet expansion program. …

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Brazil’s Novaer Unveils Trainer, GA Aircraft

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:41 AM PDT

By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com . Brazil’s Novaer Craft is developing a single-engine basic trainer that also is to serve as the baseline for a…

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Amid Jamming Worries, Tests For GPS Receivers

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:38 AM PDT

By Graham Warwick . Washington . Manufacturers and users are racing to test untold numbers of GPS receivers for susceptibility to jamming as the threat of …

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Young Aircraft Disassembled For Surplus Parts

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:35 AM PDT

By Frank Jackman . Hundreds of commercial aircraft will be disassembled and parted out this year to feed airline demand for lower-cost parts and components….

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Most Brazilian Airports Won’t Be Ready For Cup

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:29 AM PDT

Most Brazilian airports being upgraded for the 2014 soccer World Cup will not be ready on time, likely causing serious transport bottlenecks for fans, a government-backed research group said on…

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Hainan Air Expects 50 Pct Annual Sales Rise

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:27 AM PDT

HNA Group, the parent of Hainan Air expects its sales to rise about 50 percent from a year earlier to CNY150 billion yuan (USD$23 billion) in 2011, rising further to CNY500 billion yuan by 2015,…

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Southwest, AirTran Pilots Agree To Seniority Talks

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:23 AM PDT

Pilots at Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways have agreed to begin discussions on seniority integration before the two companies merge … Photo: Into The Blue

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BA, Union Agree To Hold Off Strikes

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:20 AM PDT

Leaders of the Unite union have held back from calling a fresh wave of strikes by British Airways cabin crew to allow peace talks to continue …

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AeroMexico Zigzags In Share Market Debut

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:17 AM PDT

AeroMexico debuted on the stock exchange on Thursday, shifting between positive and negative territory as the broader market struggled with concerns of higher inflation in the United States…

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Embraer Defense and Security to modernize 11 additional F-5 jet fighters for the Brazilian Air Force

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 12:47 PM PDT

Deal complements the current contract to upgrade 46 jets . São José dos Campos, April 14, 2011 – Embraer Defense and Security and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) signed a contract…

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Embraer Defense and Security and FAdeA sign partnership contract for the KC-390 program

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 12:42 PM PDT

Fábrica Argentina de Aviones “Brig. San Martín” S.A. (FAdeA) will supply structural parts for the new airplane . São José dos Campos, April 13, 2011 – Embraer Defense and Security and the…

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Boeing Expands Landing Gear Solutions Capability and Offerings

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 12:38 PM PDT

MIAMI, April 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has expanded its Landing Gear Overhaul and Exchange Program to cover the 777-200LR (Longer Range), 777 Freighter and 777-300ER (Extended Range)…

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Embraer Defense and Security and Vodochody

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 12:35 PM PDT

Czech Republic’s Aero Vodochody to supply airframe structures . São José dos Campos, April 2011 – Embraer Defense and Security announced the signature of a contract with Aero Vodochody to…

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Boeing South Carolina Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill Status

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 12:31 PM PDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., April 2011 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced yesterday that its Boeing South Carolina 787 production, final assembly and delivery site has become the company’s first major…

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A high-profile Airbus presence at the 2011 Aircraft Interiors Expo

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 12:28 PM PDT

Airbus’ excellence in cabin design, innovation and efficiency was on display at this month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, where the company unveiled a space-saving rear lavatory…

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NASA’S Next Generation Space Telescope Marks Key Milestone

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 12:15 PM PDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The first six of 18 segments that will form NASA’sJames Webb Space Telescope’s primary mirror for space observations will begin final round-the-clock cryogenic testing this week….

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K-State Open House to feature airplane rides, Willie the Wildcat

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 12:16 PM PDT

K-State Open House to feature airpline rides, Willie the Wildcat SALINA — Discovery flights, performances from local students, sports clinics, and Willie the Wildcat will all be part of K-State…

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Sbirs GEO-1 Fueled, Moving Toward May Launch

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 12:08 PM PDT

By Amy Butler . COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have completed fueling the first Space-Based Infrared System (Sbirs)…

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MDA Drops Target-Acquisition From Next Sats

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 12:06 PM PDT

By Amy Butler . COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will not include a target-acquisition sensor in its forthcoming…

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Deal Saves Embraer Production In China

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 12:01 PM PDT

By Joseph C. Anselmo janselmo@aviationweek.com . Embraer and Avic have reached a compromise to avert the shutdown of a Chinese production line that has been…

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