Aviation News Releases - Wednesday, June 9, 2010

  • Finnair Says Q2 Loss To Be Narrower Than Forecast
    Finnish airline Finnair said on Wednesday its underlying April-June loss would be narrower than expected thanks to good demand and increasing unit revenues ...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • Union To Ballot BA Crew On Further Action
    The union representing British Airways cabin crew said it was to ballot members on further industrial action that could disrupt summer travel, as the last of three five-day strikes neared its end ...
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  • MTU Aero Engines May Lift Outlook After Q2
    MTU Aero Engines may lift its 2010 outlook after the end of the second quarter to reflect an expected recovery in air traffic and benefits from a stronger dollar, its chief executive said ...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • AirAsia X Plans IPO Next Year - Report
    Malaysian budget long-haul carrier AirAsia X plans to launch an initial public offering in the second half of 2011 to tap public funds for growth, a newspaper reported on Wednesday (photo: Jubei Kibagami) ...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • BA Says Strike Will Not Affect World Cup Flights
    British Airways said on Tuesday a cabin crew walkout would not affect flights to the soccer World Cup as the latest five-day strike drew to a close, while some MPs expressed concern over the costly dispute ...
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  • JAL Mulling Performance-Based Pay
    Japan Airlines has begun talks on a proposed compensation framework, as part of efforts by the debt-ridden airline to cut personnel costs, the Nikkei business daily reported ...
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  • IATA Slams German Air Travel Tax Plans
    Airline industry body IATA lashed out at German plans to impose an air travel tax while Europe's aviation industry is struggling to make a profit amid a weak economic environment ...
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  • Airbus launches international species conservation project
    Aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the Weltvogelpark-Foundation Walsrode agreed a Letter of Intent for strengthening the population of the Northern Bald Ibis, or Waldrapp, within the framework of the Airbus partnership with the UN...
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  • Air Berlin receives 50th Airbus A320-family aircraft
    Air Berlin today received its 50th Airbus A320-Family aircraft during the International Airshow in Berlin, Germany. The jubilee aircraft is an Airbus A320 equipped with a comfortable single-class layout seating 174 passengers. Air...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • TAM Airlines orders 20 A320 Family and five A350-900 aircraft
    TAM Airlines, Airbus’ biggest customer in the southern hemisphere and Brazil’s largest airline company, announced today an order for 20 new Airbus A320 Family and five A350-900 aircraft, bringing the Brazilian airline’s total Airbus...
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  • Emirates orders a further 32 Airbus A380s
    Dubai based Emirates Airline has ordered a further 32 A380s from Airbus, taking their total firm orders for the iconic flagship of the 21st century to 90 aircraft. The order has a list price of US$ 11.5 billion. The agreement was signed in...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • ILA Berlin Air Show 2010 – Airbus foresees demand for nearly 1,150 new aircraft in Germany over the next 20 years
    Airlines in Germany will require nearly 1,150 new passenger aircraft above 100 seats and freighters over the next 20 years, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). These new aircraft will include some 780 short-haul...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing Converted Freighter joins Cargoitalia's MD-11 fleet
    MILAN, ITALY – June 8, 2010 – The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is supporting the expansion plans of Cargoitalia S.p.A. by providing the Italy-based, all-cargo operator with its third MD-11 freighter under a long-term lease.Boeing Capital...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • Sikorsky Eyes German Helo Programs
    By Robert Wall BERLIN — Sikorsky wants to leverage work on the CH-148 Cyclone in Canada to pursue Germany’s requirement for a new maritime helo and to address the Luftwaffe’s demand for a combat search and ...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • Fire X Has Market Potential
    By Bettina H. ChavanneFt. Washington, Md. Contractors are playing “20 Questions” with the Pentagon, trying to determine the next big thing the services want. The latest team to run the...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • French Guarantee Assures Iridium Next Future
    By Michael A. Taverna, Andy Nativi, Frank Morring, Jr.Paris, Genoa, Washington A hefty financial guarantee from France will enable Iridium to proceed with a new low-Earth-orbit satellite system that is ...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • Boeing Stearman Biplane Flips Over At DCA
    By Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.comWASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT Flight operations at Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) were temporarily suspended this morning following a landing accident...
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  • Hayabusa Sample Return To Land June 13
    By Kazuki Shiibashi TOKYO ­— The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) says its Hayabusa asteroid sample return spacecraft will now definitely land in Woomera in South Australia around midnight June 13,...
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  • AFI KLM MRO Grow Turkish Customer Base
    By Elyse Moody elyse_moody@aviationweek.com The maintenance arm of Air France KLM grows its work on the CFM56-7B by adding a Turkish charter airline to its customer base. Between its shops in Amsterdam...
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  • The Environment Strikes Back
    By Bill BurchellLONDON LONDON—While lobbyists pressure aviation to clean up its act, the environment itself is undergoing changes that challenge every type of aircraft and engine. Regional and seasonal...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • NASA Awards Launch Services Contract For IRIS Mission
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA has selected Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., to launch the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph spacecraft known as IRIS. The spacecraft will fly in December 2012 aboard a Pegasus XL rocket from Vandenberg...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • NASA Awards Contract For Sponsored Research And Education Support Services
    WASHINGTON -- NASA awards Smart Global Solutions JV LLC of SilverSpring, Md., the Sponsored Research and Education Support Services(SRESS) contract. The cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery,indefinite quantity contract has a two-year base...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • NASA Icebreaker Voyage To Probe Climate Change Impact On Arctic
    WASHINGTON -- NASA's first dedicated oceanographic field campaign goes to sea June 15 to take an up-close look at how changing conditions inthe Arctic are affecting the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems thatplay a critical role in global climate...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • NASA Invites the Public to Picture Their "Face in Space"
    HOUSTON -- NASA is inviting members of the public to send electronicimages of their faces into orbit aboard one of the final remainingspace shuttle missions.Visitors to the "Face in Space" website can upload their portrait tofly with the astronauts...
    Jun-09 - 2010 | More ->
  • New York Students Connect With International Space Station Astronaut For Out Of This World Conversation
    WASHINGTON -- Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, orbiting 220 miles above Earth, will discuss living and working in space with studentsgathered at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, N.Y., onThursday, June 10. The call between the students...
    Jun-08 - 2010 | More ->

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