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Company plans to use ground testing and greater flight test approval authority to optimize certification
European tour follows six-airport visit in Japan that attracted 10,000 people.
European fractional will have four of the super-midsize jets in its fleet by year-end.
The airplane made the journey here from the company’s base in São José dos Campos, Brazil, in 12 hours 36 minutes.
Lauda, a rated commercial pilot with more than 18,000 hours, has a long history with Bombardier products.
Last year the company sold 13 aircraft, including four widebodies. This year it will deliver four 747s and a 787, or two.
The manufacturer of the TBM 900 has dropped the Socata name and enjoying good financial performance supported by aerostructures work.
The twin-turboprop military transport will be manufactured in India but not by state-owned HAL.
Provider of tankers to UK Royal Air Force has placed only one A330 with an airline to date.
Aviation analyst Rollie Vincent predicts Global 5000 and 6000 production will drop from the current 80 per year to about 55 next year.