Aviation News Releases - Tuesday, May 18, 2010

  • Saudi Arabian Airlines receives first Airbus A330
    Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudi Arabia’s national airline, has become the newest operator of the Airbus A330, after taking delivery of its first long range Airbus aircraft in almost 30 years. The aircraft was delivered at a ceremony in Toulouse...
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  • 1st Boeing GPS IIF Spacecraft Ready for Launch from Cape Canaveral
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 18, 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that the first of 12 Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF navigation spacecraft that the company is building for the U.S. Air Force has successfully completed...
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  • Boeing Supports Inaugural Project for Danish Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
    HERNING, Denmark, May 18, 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] is providing financial and technical support for the first project delivered through the Danish Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre (DAMRC). Project 1 -- which started May 17 -- will help...
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  • Boeing 737 Production Rate to Increase to Meet Customer Demand
    SEATTLE, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that it will increase production rates on the Next-Generation 737 program to 34 airplanes per month in early 2012. The planned rate increase is aimed at satisfying...
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  • Boeing Model 40 Meets the 787 Dreamliner
    First production airplane meets the future of flight in the skies over Puget SoundEVERETT, Wash., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As if finding a ghost among the cumulus, The Boeing Company's (NYSE: BA) latest addition to its...
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    Forty entry level Phenom 100 jets already operate in the countrySão José dos Campos, May 18, 2010 – Embraer delivered the first Phenom 300 lightexecutive jet, last Friday, May 14, to a Brazilian customer. The ceremony took place at theCompany’s...
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  • U.S. Industry Hit By LCA Clearance Problem
    By Staff NEW DELHI — India is turning to Europe for support of the naval version of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) after its initial choice of the U.S. was stymied by an inability to gain the...
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  • Boeing to Boost 737 Production Rate
    By Guy Norris Boeing says it is planning to ramp up production rates on the 737 from 31.5 aircraft per month to 34 to satisfy what it describes as “strong demand.” The rate increase decision, expected...
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  • Israel Sees Increased Hezbollah Capability
    By Alon Ben-DavidTel Aviv Israel is growing increasingly concerned about the deployment of Syrian-made M-600 missiles in Lebanon that are capable of accurately striking any point in Israel. The 600-mm....
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  • Premium Traffic Up in March, Says IATA
    By Adrian Schofield adrian_schofield@aviationweek.com Traffic on international routes is continuing to climb rapidly this year, particularly in premium cabins, according to the International Air Transport...
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  • ATA Files Complaint Against NMB Rule
    By Jennifer Michels jennifer_michels@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON The Air Transport Association (ATA) filed a formal complaint today asking the court to declare as invalid the National Mediation Board’s recent...
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  • New Stealth Concept Could Affect JSF Cost
    By Amy Butler FORT WORTH — As the debate rages about Joint Strike Fighter life-cycle cost, Lockheed Martin officials are raising a previously unheard point to bolster their low-price claims — a new ...
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  • Non-Citizen Owner Trusts for Aircraft Clarified
    By Benet Wilson benet_wilson@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON FAA has issued a clarification saying it has not imposed a moratorium on around 10,000 non-citizen owner trusts used by foreign companies to obtain N-tail...
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  • Cessna's Pelton On New DOT Committee
    By Benet Wilson benet_wilson@aviationweek.com Cessna Aircraft Chairman, President and CEO Jack Pelton is the sole business aviation representative on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new Future of Aviation...
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  • NASA, Congress Inch Toward Compromise
    By Frank Morring, Jr.Washington U.S. space policy remains the object of heated debate as the federal funding cycle grinds on, but powerful members of Congress are softening their outright opposition to the plan...
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  • Arianespace To Launch Intelsat 17
    By Michael A. Taverna mike_taverna@aviationweek.comPARIS Arianespace has replaced Sea Launch as the launch provider for Intelsat 17. It was the fourth telecom satellite contract of the year for Arianespace....
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  • UPS Sees Strong Asia Growth, To Add Aircraft
    United Parcel Service, the world's largest package delivery service, said on Tuesday it expected strong growth in the second quarter in its Asia business amid an improving regional economy (photo: Pawel Kierzkowski) ...
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  • BA Union To Appeal Court Strike Ban
    Unite, the union representing British Airways cabin crew, said it would go to court on Tuesday to seek to overturn a judge's last-minute ruling that blocked a planned strike ...
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  • IATA Blasts European Handling Of Volcanic Ash
    European aviation authorities urgently need to revise their airspace rules to minimise disruption from ash emitted by an Icelandic volcano, the airline industry body IATA said on Tuesday ...
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  • Boeing To Bid For Tanker, Despite Concerns
    Boeing on Monday said it intends to bid in a multi-billion dollar US Air Force aerial tanker competition although it remains concerned that rival bidder EADS could have an advantage in the competition because it receives government subsidies ...
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  • UK, Ireland Set New Flying Zone, Cut Ash Disruption
    Britain's air traffic control body said on Monday it had agreed the creation of a new flying zone with Irish officials and aircraft manufacturers to limit the disruption caused by ash emitted by an Icelandic volcano ...
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  • US Airlines Sue To Block Union Vote Rule Change
    US airlines sued federal regulators on Monday to stop enforcement of a landmark change in law that could make it easier for unions to organize at air carriers ...
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  • Boeing To Boost 737 Production
    Boeing said it would boost production of its narrow-body 737 model to 34 aircraft per month, citing strong demand from airlines as they rebound from a steep downturn in 2008 and 2009 ...
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  • British Airways Wins Court Bid To Block Strike
    British Airways on Monday won a legal bid to block a threatened five-day strike by cabin crew members, though unions said they would immediately appeal the decision ...
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  • Boeing Reports on Its Environmental Performance
    CHICAGO, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has reduced carbon dioxide emissions at major U.S. facilities by 31 percent, on a revenue-adjusted basis, since 2002. During the same period, normalized for revenues, the company has...
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