Aviation News Releases Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space and Tourism, Airline Tickets: “Media Events to Highlight Cargo on NASA’s Last Shuttle Flight” plus 24 more

Aviation News Releases Magazine | Civil, Defense, Space and Tourism, Airline Tickets: “Media Events to Highlight Cargo on NASA’s Last Shuttle Flight” plus 24 more

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Media Events to Highlight Cargo on NASA’s Last Shuttle Flight

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 09:22 AM PDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will host two media events to highlight the hardware flying aboard the final space shuttle mission, targeted to launch July 8. At 1…

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Boeing Awarded Additional C-130 Modernization and Training Contracts by US Air Force

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:52 AM PDT

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 3, 2011 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has received a $61 million U.S. Air Force contract for two more C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) kits and two …

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NASA Announces Lunabotics Mining Competition Winners

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:49 AM PDT

Cape Canaveral, Fla. — Thirty-six teams of undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe tested their robot designs in a challenge at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida…

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Boeing Announces Workforce Reductions in Space Exploration Division

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:47 AM PDT

HOUSTON, June 3, 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today issued 60-day advance layoff notices to approximately 510 employees in its Space Exploration division, resulting primarily from the…

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Strong demand for used Airbus A320 aircraft drives joint decision to stop freighter conversion programme

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:54 AM PDT

Airbus, EADS EFW and their Russian partners, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and IRKUT, have jointly decided to stop the A320/A321 Passenger to Freighter (P2F) conversion development programme…

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Boeing Delivers 2 F-15K Slam Eagles to the Republic of Korea

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:42 AM PDT

DAEGU AIR BASE, Republic of Korea, June 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] delivered two F-15K Slam Eagle aircraft — designated F-15K49 and F-15K50 — to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF)…

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A330 MRTT deliveries begin with the initial aircraft’s handover to Australia

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:39 AM PDT

The no. 1 Airbus Military A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport has been provided to a customer with this milestone aircraft’s delivery to Australia on 1 June for operation by the Royal Australian Air…

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NASA News: NASA, NSBRI Select 12 Proposals To Support Crew Health On Missions

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:36 AM PDT

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) of Houston will fund 12 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health…

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Northrop Grumman Cyber-Alliance Bearing Fruit

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:31 AM PDT

By Graham Warwick . The first cybersecurity advances to emerge from Northrop Grumman’s research partnership with three leading U.S. universities could be…

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Active Protection Reinforces Armor

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:29 AM PDT

By Paul McLeary, David Eshel . Washington, Tel Aviv . There may never be an armor system that can’t be overcome by force, trickery or volume of fire. Nothing…

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KSC Seeks To Turn Over Shuttle Processing Bay

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:26 AM PDT

By Irene Klotz . Space Florida, a state-backed agency working to expand space-related business in Florida, is in discussions with NASA’s …

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EU Has Six Months To Withdraw Airbus Subsidies

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:23 AM PDT

By Frank Jackman frank_jackman@aviationweek.com . WASHINGTON . The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body Wednesday officially accepted an…

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Headwinds Cause Problem For Long Qantas Leg

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:21 AM PDT

By Adrian Schofield . Qantas was forced to divert its Dallas-Brisbane flight to Noumea on May 30 for an unscheduled refueling stop, raising questions about…

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Senators Call For Heavy-Lift Rocket Competition

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:18 AM PDT

By Amy Svitak . California Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are asking NASA to compete the propulsion systems for a congressionally…

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Japanese Researchers Controlled Solar Sail

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:16 AM PDT

By Frank Morring, Jr. . Japanese researchers are working on a solar-sail spacecraft with 10 times the surface area of the Ikaros testbed…

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EADS Strategy Chief Says Eyeing Acquisitions

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:14 AM PDT

European aviation group EADS is looking at acquisition targets with a priority on emerging markets and the United States, the company’s strategy chief told a French newspaper …

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Cathay CEO Says Not Aware Of A350 Delays

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:11 AM PDT

Cathay Pacific Airways chief executive John Slosar said on Friday he had no information relating to a delay in the delivery of Airbus’s new A350 aircraft …

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Fares Set To Rise On Oil Price Surge

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:09 AM PDT

Air passengers face more expensive ticket prices as airlines do their best to pass on an estimated USD$50 billion rise in fuel costs this year, Asia’s leading industry body said on Friday…

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Airline Recovery Threatened By Global Economy

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:06 AM PDT

Global airline executives may be forced to cut industry profit expectations at their annual conference next week as fears grow of a relapse in the world economy …

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Boeing Says 787 Profit Some Way Off

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:04 AM PDT

Boeing faces financial headwinds for its 787 Dreamliner and the company will not see a profit from the hot-selling aircraft for some time, chief executive Jim McNerney said on Thursday … Photo:…

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RBS Eyeing Aviation Unit Sale Attempt

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 08:01 AM PDT

Royal Bank of Scotland is considering a new attempt at selling its aircraft leasing division RBS Aviation Capital, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday …

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Banks Vie To Advise On Spanish Airports Sale

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 07:59 AM PDT

Nine investment banks are competing to advise on the IPO of Spanish airports authority AENA for a fee of up to EUR€2 million (USD$2.89 million), the authority said on Thursday …

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Boeing Takes Seven Orders In Latest Week

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 07:58 AM PDT

Boeing took seven new orders for commercial planes in the week ended May 31, including one order for a 777 from American Airlines and four orders for 777s from unidentified customers … Photo:…

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Bargains Tempt Wary Tourists To N. Africa

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 07:54 AM PDT

The tanks parked beside Tunisia’s tourism ministry and the capital’s main souk were probably not quite what travel agents had in mind when they said better security was the way to tempt back…

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Qantas Offers Redundancies To Cabin Crew

Posted: 03 Jun 2011 07:49 AM PDT

Australia’s Qantas Airways has offered voluntary redundancies to its 7,000 cabin crew as high fuel prices are pressuring margins, forcing the airline to cut costs, the AAP reported late on Thursday…

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