Aviation News Releases - Friday, May 21, 2010

  • Aviation industry backs UN-led campaign
    Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO, today thanked airlines around the world that have joined the aircraft manufacturer in backing a global United Nations campaign in this, the International Year of Biodiversity. Airbus is supporting The Green...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing NewGen Tanker Win Would Bring 680 Jobs, $32 Million to Arizona
    ST. LOUIS, May 21, 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that Arizona will benefit from approximately 680 jobs and an estimated $32 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force's...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing, Air Force Research Lab, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to Conduct X-51A WaveRider Flight Test on May 25
    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., May 20, 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced today that the X-51A WaveRider will make its first hypersonic flight test attempt from Edwards Air Force Base on Tuesday, May 25. The unmanned aerial vehicle...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Rassvet ISS Module Opens For Business
    By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station opened the new Russian “Rassvet” module on May 20, installing filters, fans and air ducts in the compartment delivered and...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Babbitt Seeks Airline Help On Schedules
    By Adrian Schofield While FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt says airlines must do more to reduce overscheduling, he is willing to see if informal talks with carriers can produce sufficient improvement before...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • FAA Brass Pushes NextGen
    By William Garvey william_garvey@aviationweek.com FAA’s biggest guns -- current and past -- turned out to urged the swift implementation and funding of NextGen, the satellite-based air traffic management system, at...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Australian Helicopter Competition Heats Up
    By Bettina H. Chavanne Only a month into the Australian government’s competition for new maritime helicopters and still a year away from a contract award, an interesting twist has been introduced into...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • China Builds Up Amphibious Forces
    By Richard D. Fisher, Jr.Washington There has been significant soul-searching over the past year in the U.S. Defense Department about the viability of the Marine Corps’ amphibious assault mission, tied to the...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Gates Pushing Pentagon Out Of The Box
    By Michael Fabey In Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ recent speech at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, there was a phrase that certainly should get the attention of program...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • New Calculator Analyzes Costs Of SMS Program
    By Benet Wilson benet_wilson@aviationweek.com Baldwin Aviation and Gray Stone Advisors have partnered to develop a free, Web-based tool to do a financial analysis that helps flight department operators build a...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • SpaceShipTwo Flown To Launch Altitude
    By Guy Norris LOS ANGELES — Scaled Composites has successfully pressurized and powered up Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) from the WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) carrier aircraft in flight for the first time. ...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Cathay Pacific Sends CFM56s To Iberia
    By Lee Ann Tegtmeier leeann_tegtmeier@aviationweek.com Iberia Maintenance received the first CFM56-5C engine from Cathay Pacific on May 18 as part of a new, five-year MRO contract. Iberia will maintain the 49...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Malaysia Airports Eyes USD$825 Mln Bond Issues
    Airport operator Malaysia Airports will tap the bond market at the end of June for funds to build the country's second low-cost carrier terminal and to refinance existing debts ...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Norway To Shut Part Of Airspace Due To Ash
    Norway's airport authority Avinor will later on Friday shut the airspace in the northern part of the country due to risk stemming from rising concentrations of ash from an Icelandic volcano ...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Afghan Police Find Bodies At Plane Crash Site
    Afghan authorities have recovered several bodies from the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed earlier this week with 48 people aboard, the interior ministry said on Friday (photo: Antonov AN-12 Cargo) ...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Turkish Airlines Says Notified Of Strike Move
    Turkish Airlines said on Friday it had been notified of a move by union members to strike over wages and working hours, triggering fresh losses in the shares of Europe's fourth-largest airline ...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Singapore Air Q4 Net Profit Up Nearly Seven Fold
    Singapore Airlines said advance travel booking is encouraging and cargo demand will hold up after it posted a better-than-expected seven-fold jump in quarterly profit ...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • British Airways Posts Record Full Year Loss
    British Airways posted a record GBP£531 million pounds full-year loss on Friday, hit by the recession, industrial disputes and the winter snow, though its ambitions to break even next year could by hit by more strikes ...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Asiana Voted Airline Of The Year
    Passengers have voted South Korea's Asiana Airlines airline of the year in an annual survey by British-based consultancy Skytrax, edging out Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways which ranked second and third (photo: Juergen Lehle) ...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Libya Plane Crash Black Boxes Flown To France
    A Libyan investigator on Thursday flew to France with the black box flight recorders from a wrecked Airbus plane to try to establish why it crashed killing 103 people, officials said (photo: Alexander Prokop) ...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing Confident As Air Travel Demand Returns
    Boeing said its 787 Dreamliner and other aircraft would help drive growth as global air travel demand resurges and US military spending growth slows (photo: Dave Sizer) ...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • Turkish Air Union May Strike Over Pay, Hours
    Workers at Turkish Airlines, Europe's fourth-largest airline, may strike if talks with management on wages and working hours fail, the head of the aviation workers union said on Thursday ...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • BA Union To Strike On Monday If No Deal
    The British Airways cabin crew Unite union won an appeal on Thursday against a court injunction brought in this week to stop a new wave of walkouts by the airline's staff ...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • NASA And World Science Festival Host Special Tweetup In New York
    WASHINGTON -- NASA and the World Science Festival are inviting Twitter followers to a unique behind-the-scenes Tweetup at 2 p.m. EDT onSaturday, June 5, in New York City. The event will bring together 100Twitter users with some of the world's best...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->
  • NASA Space Shuttle Crew In Washington, Available For Interviews.
    WASHINGTON -- NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome spaceshuttle Discovery's STS-131 astronauts for a visit Tuesday, May 25,through Thursday, May 27. Their 15-day mission of more than 6.2million miles wrapped up on April 20. The crew includes...
    May-21 - 2010 | More ->

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