Aviation News Releases - Wednesday, May 26, 2010

  • Boeing Conducts Test Flight of ScanEagle Compressed Carriage
    ST. LOUIS, May 26, 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] successfully flew its ScanEagle Compressed Carriage (SECC) unmanned airborne system (UAS) at a testing facility in eastern Oregon on May 12. The 75-minute flight evaluated...
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  • Boeing NewGen Tanker Win Would Bring 2,500 Jobs, $125 Million to Texas
    ST. LOUIS, May 25, 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that Texas will benefit from approximately 2,500 jobs with 17 suppliers and an estimated $125 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as...
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  • OEMs Bullish On Smaller Aircraft Markets
    By Jennifer Michels The recent upturn in the North American economy and the downturn over the past two years in world economies are driving a renewed interest in smaller, more fuel-efficient aircraft,...
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  • Atlantis Lands After Final Mission
    By Frank Morring, Jr. morring@aviationweek.comWashington The space shuttle Atlantis’ landing-gear wheels stopped rolling for what is probably the last time this morning after the workhorse orbiter returned from a...
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  • Revised ADS-B Rule Expected
    By Bill Garvey william_garvey@aviationweek.com FAA is expected to release its much-anticipated final rule on ADS-B on Thursday; both FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt and Department of Transportation Secretary Ray...
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  • Germany Faces Further Tiger Delays
    By Robert Wall LONDON – The German government expects further delays in fielding its Tiger reconnaissance and attack helicopter, owing to production and delivery problems from manufacturer Eurocopter. ...
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  • Seabasing Counters Area Denial
    By Bettina H. ChavanneWashington Imagine trying to stage an entire U.S. Marine Corps expeditionary brigade from a country that does not want it there. Consider the logistical and security issues associated with...
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  • 50th Ariane 5 Lofts Two Birds With One Shot
    By Frank Morring, Jr. Controllers in Luxembourg and Germany are checking out a new SES Astra commercial communications satellite and a second spacecraft designed to link German commanders with deployed military ...
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  • Strike In Crash-Hit India Drags, Woes Mount
    A strike at Air India, the country's beleaguered national carrier, dragged into its second day on Wednesday and forced many flight cancellations days after one of its aircraft crashed killing 158 people ...
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  • Air France To Restart Plane Order Talks
    Air France-KLM plans to start negotiations later this year to buy 100-150 long-haul aircraft worth up to USD$38 billion at list prices, La Tribune newspaper reported on Wednesday (photo: SK) ...
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  • El Al Narrows Q1 Loss As Revenue Rises
    El Al Israel Airlines said on Wednesday its first-quarter loss narrowed due to higher revenue from passenger and cargo operations ...
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  • Aer Lingus Sees Return To Profit In 2011
    Irish airline Aer Lingus sees a return to profitability in the course of 2011 and is open to talking to other airlines about potential tie-ups, its chief executive said on Wednesday ...
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  • Search For Air France Crash Black Box Suspended
    Search teams looking for missing black box recorders from an Air France jet which crashed in the Atlantic last year called off operations on Tuesday after failing to locate the devices, officials said (photo: Pawel Kierzkowski) ...
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  • Air India Cancels 40 Flights As Employees Strike
    State run Air India cancelled more than 40 flights on its domestic network on Tuesday after its ground staff called a strike to protest against what it called a media gag issued by the management to employees ...
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  • BA, Unite Tussle Over Cabin Crew Strike Impact
    The union representing striking British Airways cabin crew on Tuesday said the impact of the latest stoppage was more severe than BA has said, as another day passed without a sign of fresh talks to end the dispute ...
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  • UAL CEO Optimistic Can Address CAL Merger Concerns
    The chief executive of United Airlines is confident that any US regulatory concerns about the carrier's proposed merger with Continental Airlines will be satisfactorily addressed ...
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  • United Flight Diverted After Turbulence, 10 Hurt
    A United Airlines jet was diverted to Montreal on Tuesday after 10 people on board were injured by severe turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean, airport and airline officials said ...
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  • Space Shuttle Atlantis Returns Home After Its Final Planned Mission
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis and six astronautsended a 12-day journey of more than 4.8 million miles with an 8:48a.m. EDT landing Wednesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.The third of five shuttle missions planned for...
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  • Airbus signs agreement with ONF (French Forestry Commission) for safeguarding Easter Island
    Airbus, the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer, is signing an agreement which aims to support the project launched by the international branch of the ONF (Office National des Forêts – French Forestry Commission) for the “Sustainable...
    May-25 - 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing NewGen Tanker Win Would Bring 450 Jobs, $25 Million to Michigan
    ST. LOUIS, May 25, 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that Michigan will benefit from approximately 450 jobs and an estimated $25 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force's...
    May-25 - 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner Arrives in Arizona
    MESA, Ariz., May 25, 2010 – The Boeing [NYSE:BA] 787 Dreamliner made its first landing at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport this weekend. The fourth 787 to be built, ZA004, is undergoing a short series of tests that require a...
    May-25 - 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing Teams with SAIC on Ground Combat Vehicle Proposal
    ST. LOUIS, May 24, 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has teamed with Science Applications International Corporation [NYSE: SAI] on a proposal for the U.S. Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program. SAIC will be the prime on the team, with...
    May-25 - 2010 | More ->
  • USAF Disputes Navy F-35 Cost Projections
    By Amy Butler Langley AFB, Va. – USAF Air Combat Command chief Gen. William Fraser says he does not agree with the Navy’s projections that the F-35 will cost more to maintain than previously expected. ...
    May-25 - 2010 | More ->
  • Atlantis Looks Fit After Heat Shield Survey
    By Mark Carreau The Atlantis astronauts scanned the heat shielding of their spacecraft for orbital debris impact damage on May 24, finding nothing of obvious concern as the six fliers prepared to end their 12-day...
    May-25 - 2010 | More ->
  • TSA Tightens Security After Times Square Scare
    By Kerry Lynch Hundreds of charter operators last week were forced to verify their access to a Transportation Security Administration Webboard as part of the measures the agency is taking to tighten security in the...
    May-25 - 2010 | More ->

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