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December 1, 2006, 8:52 AM

Fast-growing Indian carrier SpiceJet is increasing fleet capacity by more than 2,000 seats with the planned $700 million conversion of options held on 10 Boeing 737-800s, of which five will be taken as 215-passenger -900ERs.

December 1, 2006, 8:42 AM

Aviall Services (Stand A911) will provide Taiwan’s Evergreen Aviation Technologies  with replacement parts for the Rolls-Royce T56 turboprop engine, extending the company’s military logistics services.

December 1, 2006, 8:42 AM

International Aero Engines will provide service support for its V2500-A5 powerplants fitted to 20 Jetstar Airways Airbus A320s, plus three spare units under a 10-year deal. The Australian low-cost carrier currently has 15 IAE-powered A320s in service and will have 23 aircraft by June 2006.

December 1, 2006, 8:41 AM

New Royal Netherlands Air Force Boeing CH-47F (NL) helicopters are to be equipped with Honeywell’s avionics control and management system, which will also be used to modify the customer’s existing fleet.

December 1, 2006, 8:40 AM

AgustaWestland has sold its first A109 Grand light twin helicopter to a private operator in the Philippines, joining 10 earlier A109 models already in service in the country. Orders for nearly 60 aircraft have been placed since its launch in July 2004.

December 1, 2006, 8:39 AM

Underwater Projects Group (UPG), part of the Singapore-based faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is developing an airdrop-capable underwater vehicle. The Trident Mk1 is said to be modular, allowing several kinds of payload to be accommodated.

December 1, 2006, 8:39 AM

China Aviation Import and Export Group (CASGC) has agreed to promote the aircraft and engine replacement products of HEICO Parts Group in China, parent company HEICO Corp. announced here yesterday.

December 1, 2006, 8:38 AM

U.S. fluid and mechanical systems company Eaton Aerospace has embarked on a buying spree that aimed at doubling its size within five years.

December 1, 2006, 8:35 AM

The Philippines Air Force, hampered by a long-term funding shortage and faced with the growing obsolescence of its combat fleet, has turned to its own workshops to perform low-cost upgrades and overhauls to return some of its stored fleet to service.

December 1, 2006, 8:32 AM

The Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri has been selected as the training platform for a 20-year rotary-wing program in Singapore, the European helicopter manufacturer announced here on Monday.

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