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February 11, 2008 - 11:00am

The meteoric development of India’s airline industry continues unabated as Air India extends its nonstop network to all corners of the globe with Boeing’s longest-range airliner. On February 8, Air India placed its fourth 777-200LR on a new direct route between Delhi and New York JFK Airport, and expected the imminent arrival of airplane No. 5 as we approached the start of this year’s Singapore show.

February 11, 2008 - 10:20am

Indonesia’s Lion Air and India’s SpiceJet have started operating some of the first 737-900ERs to roll off Boeing’s Renton, Washington assembly line. The Asian carriers could well serve as barometers of the type’s value within the low-fare markets expected to account for so much of the region’s airline growth. Early accounts suggest the new twinjet has met expectations and more.

February 11, 2008 - 8:53am

Doubts about the future of Embraer’s joint manufacturing venture with China’s AVIC II group were largely laid to rest by the time Harbin-Embraer Aircraft’s biggest Chinese customer, Hainan Airlines Group (HNA) subsidiary Grand China Express, took delivery of its first airplane last September.

February 11, 2008 - 8:39am

India’s fast-growing Kingfisher Airlines took delivery of its seventeenth ATR 72-500 last month. The Bangalore-based carrier holds a firm contract for 35 of the twin turboprops, all equipped with ATR’s “Elegance” cabin.

February 8, 2008 - 8:38am

Chinese aerospace conglomerate AVIC I unveiled the ARJ21-700 regional jet during a December 21 rollout ceremony in Shanghai for a select group of official guests and government-approved media.

February 8, 2008 - 8:38am

Chinese aerospace conglomerate AVIC I unveiled the ARJ21-700 regional jet during a December 21 rollout ceremony in Shanghai for a select group of official guests and government-approved media.

February 8, 2008 - 8:36am

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company has found completion of the first Superjet 100 a major challenge, after missing a year-end target for first flight that now appears likely to take place no sooner than late this month. Sources close to the project say the Superjet faces “integration issues” as well as engine delays.

February 8, 2008 - 8:36am

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company has found completion of the first Superjet 100 a major challenge, after missing a year-end target for first flight that now appears likely to take place no sooner than late this month. Sources close to the project say the Superjet faces “integration issues” as well as engine delays.

February 6, 2008 - 10:42am

A Swiss federal prosecutor indicted six executives of the former regional airline Crossair for homicide and injuries by neglect. The charges stem from the crash of an Avro RJ100 on Nov. 24, 2001, during final approach to Zurich Airport in which 24 of the 33 occupants died.

February 6, 2008 - 10:42am

A Swiss federal prosecutor indicted six executives of the former regional airline Crossair for homicide and injuries by neglect. The charges stem from the crash of an Avro RJ100 on Nov. 24, 2001, during final approach to Zurich Airport in which 24 of the 33 occupants died.

 
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