Aircraft

February 15, 2012 - 11:50pm
Wings Air ATR 72-600.

The Western world’s two remaining turboprop makers each made sales headlines at last week’s Singapore Airshow, where Indonesia’s Lion Air padded ATR’s already robust order book and Bombardier’s Q400 showed signs of life following a lengthy dry spell.

February 15, 2012 - 11:17pm
Q400

 

Bombardier Aerospace (Chalet CD61) confirmed Ethiopian Airlines today (Thursday) as the customer of an previously-announced order for five Q400 NextGen turboprops, and said that Horizon Air will buy two additional Q400 NextGens.

February 15, 2012 - 11:11pm
A330-300P2F

The A330 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) will finally become reality under a contract signed at the Singapore Air Show among Airbus, Singapore’s ST Aerospace and EADS Elbe Flugzeugwerke Dresden (EFW).

February 15, 2012 - 10:50pm
Lou Mancini

Boeing Commercial Aviation Services announced here at the show yesterday that it had rebranded its entire service and support offering as Boeing “Edge.” This will cover material services, fleet service, flight services and information services, said the company.

February 15, 2012 - 10:35pm

Kuwait-based lessor Alafco has announced the selection of the CFM Leap-1A engine for the 35 Airbus A320neos that it ordered here at the show on Tuesday. Aircraft delivery is scheduled between 2019 and 2021. For CFM, the deal is valued at $840 million at list prices. Alafco said it planned to grow its portfolio to 100 airplanes “over the next few years.”

February 15, 2012 - 10:25pm

BOC Aviation has converted four options for V2500 engines to power Airbus A320s. The deal was announced by International Aero Engines yesterday, with the OEM confirming that its turbofans will power the leasing group’s 100th A320 delivery to South African Airways.

BOC, which is a Singapore-based subsidiary of the Bank of China, has so far ordered a total of 24 A320s and has options for another 16.

February 15, 2012 - 10:22pm

 BOC Aviation has converted four options for V2500 engines to power Airbus A320s. The deal was announced by International Aero Engines yesterday, with the OEM confirming that its turbofans will power the leasing group’s 100th A320 delivery to South African Airways.

February 15, 2012 - 10:15pm
Larry Flynn

Gulfstream Aerospace yesterday announced plans to establish a business jet service center in China. Gulfstream Beijing will be a joint venture with Beijing Capital Airlines (Deer Jet) and Grand China Aviation Technik (GCAT) at Beijing Capital International Airport.

Hainan Airlines Group subsidiary Deer Jet is China’s largest business jet charter provider. Its fleet includes 26 Gulfstream aircraft. GCAT, another Hainan subsidiary, offers aircraft repair, maintenance, and overhaul services.

February 15, 2012 - 10:10pm

Fokker Services Asia has agreed to join ATR’s maintenance, repair and overhaul network. The company has just opened a new facility in Singapore and will use this to support Southeast Asian operators of ATR’s twin turboprop regional airliners.

ATR has some 250 aircraft operating in the Asia Pacific region and another 80 on order. It is expected to announce more new business from the region at the Singapore Airshow today.

February 15, 2012 - 9:15pm

Garuda Indonesia has become the Asian launch customer for 18 Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft valued at a list price of $1.32 billion. The deal is a major boost for the Canadian airframer, which had been struggling to keep production of the 100-seater viable.

The carrier will receive five aircraft this year, a mix of direct buys and leased, with all 18 to be delivered by 2015, CEO Emirsyah Satar said. The aircraft will be in a two-class configuration.

Following the deal, Bombardier has designated GMF Aero Asia as its authorized service center for CRJ 1000s in Asia.

 
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