Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Boeing Phantom Ray Completes 1st Flight” plus 22 more

Aviation News Releases | Aviation Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space & Tourism: “Boeing Phantom Ray Completes 1st Flight” plus 22 more

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Boeing Phantom Ray Completes 1st Flight

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:41 AM PDT

ST. LOUIS, May 3, 2011 — The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Phantom Ray unmanned airborne system (UAS) successfully completed its first flight April 27 at NASA’s Dryden Research Center at Edwards Air Force…

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Embraer Executive Operators Conference takes place in Paris

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:33 AM PDT

São José dos Campos, May 3, 2011 – Embraer is conducting its Embraer Executive Operators Conference (EEOC) 2011 for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) operators May 3-5, in Paris, France….

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Boeing Receives JDAM Contracts Valued at $100M

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:30 AM PDT

ST. LOUIS, May 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] yesterday announced that it has received contracts totaling $100 million for two types of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) kits. Naval Air…

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Embraer releases first quarter 2011 results in IFRS

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:28 AM PDT

– The firm order backlog totaled US$ 16 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2011 (1Q11), an increase of US$ 400 million over the firm order backlog at the end of 2010, representing…

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Boeing projects Brazil will lead the aviation market in Latin America over the next 20 years

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:24 AM PDT

SAO PAULO — Boeing (NYSE: BA) forecasts that air carriers in Latin America will require 2,180 new airplanes worth approximately $210 billion over the next 20 years as air travel in the region…

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Korean Air places firm order for five more A330s

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:21 AM PDT

Eco-efficient A330 family remains the popular choice . Korean Air has placed a firm order with Airbus for five A330-200s.The latest purchase agreement increases the total numbers of A330s…

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Two Events Commemorate 50th Anniversary of U.S. Human Spaceflight

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:18 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. manned spaceflight during two events this week around the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in…

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ARSA Celebrates New U.S./E.U. Aviation Safety Agreement

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:16 AM PDT

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA May 2011 – Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) Executive Director Sarah MacLeod released the following statement in response to the entry into force of a new…

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Budget Effects Of Bin Laden’s Death May Tarry

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:13 AM PDT

By Jen DiMascio, Amy Butler . The death of Osama bin Laden may prompt calls to quicken the pace of withdrawal from Afghanistan and to magnify the push to cut …

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NASA Now Targets May 8 For Endeavour Launch

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:11 AM PDT

By Mark Carreau mark.carreau@gmail.com . Houston . NASA’s mission management team is aiming for May 8, at the earliest, for the next bid to launch the space…

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US Navy Releases Funds For Next Virginia Sub

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:09 AM PDT

By Michael Fabey . The U.S. Navy has released $1.2 billion for construction of the 14th Virginia-class submarine (SSN-787) to General Dynamics Electric Boat,…

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Sierra Nevada Details Drop Plan For Dream Chaser

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:06 AM PDT

By Guy Norris . LOS ANGELES —Bolstered by its recent second-round NASA Commercial Crew Development Program (CCDev2) win to continue development of the Dream…

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Second Air France Black Box Found

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:03 AM PDT

Search parties scouring the sea bed off Brazil’s northeast coast have recovered the second of two flight data recorders from the Air France aircraft that crashed into the Atlantic in 2009,…

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Dubai Airport Sees 7.2 Pct Passenger Growth

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:00 AM PDT

Dubai Airports, operator of what is billed as the world’s largest airport when it opens in 2012, forecast on Tuesday that international passenger traffic would grow 7.2 percent on average over the…

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Air Passenger Growth Slowed In March

Posted: 03 May 2011 07:58 AM PDT

Growth in international air passenger traffic slowed in March, hit by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and unrest in the Arab world …

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WestJet’s First Quarter Profit Jumps

Posted: 03 May 2011 07:56 AM PDT

WestJet Airlines posted a manifold jump in its first-quarter profit helped by higher passenger traffic …

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Cathay Sees Passenger Load At 70-80 Pct

Posted: 03 May 2011 07:54 AM PDT

Cathay Pacific Airways expects its passenger load factor this year to return to its normal 79-80 percent level, down from 84 percent last year, new chief executive John Slosar said on Tuesday…

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Fuel Prices Hit Korean Air Q1 Profit

Posted: 03 May 2011 07:48 AM PDT

Korean Air Lines reported a 41 percent drop in quarterly operating profit, hit by higher fuel costs but said it expected cargo demand to improve following the March 11 earthquake in Japan…

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India’s GoAir To File For IPO

Posted: 03 May 2011 07:46 AM PDT

Indian budget airline GoAir is planning to raise about USD$150 million through a public offer to fund its operational expenses, repay debt and buy new planes, two sources with direct knowledge of…

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High Oil Price Boosts Plane Demand – Boeing

Posted: 03 May 2011 07:43 AM PDT

The global airline industry so far is resilient to high fuel costs, and carriers are showing strong demand for newer, more fuel-efficient planes, the chief executive of Boeing said on Monday…

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Southwest Completes AirTran Purchase

Posted: 03 May 2011 07:42 AM PDT

Southwest Airlines closed its purchase of AirTran Holdings for about USD$1 billion on Monday, positioning itself to challenge bigger carriers in key US East Coast markets while eliminating a major…

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Accounting Revamp To Hit Gol’s Q1 Results

Posted: 03 May 2011 07:38 AM PDT

Gol, Brazil’s second-largest airline, said on Monday that a revamp of its revenue accounting system will lead to a first-quarter non-cash charge of about BRR120 million reais (USD$76 million)…

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Emirates Had ‘Tough’ 2010, Hurt By Unrest

Posted: 03 May 2011 07:36 AM PDT

Emirates, the Arab world’s largest carrier, had a ‘tough’ year in 2010 and has been hurt by political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, its president said on Monday .

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