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November 11, 2007, 6:46 PM

Raytheon has won a competition to provide new radars for the U.S. Air Force’s entire fleet of Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles, maintaining its position as sole provider of radars for the Eagle family.

November 11, 2007, 6:45 PM

Using gas for lift is hardly new, but interest in the idea is making something of a resurgence here in the Middle East.

November 11, 2007, 6:44 PM

Bombardier has selected Dubai as the venue for the airshow introduction of the Learjet NXT, an all-new business jet intended to fill the market gap between the company’s $13.3 million Learjet 60XR and $21 million Challenger 300.  

November 11, 2007, 6:43 PM

Wallan Aviation, Cessna’s Middle East distributor, has become the first and only company to date to place advance orders for five of the U.S. manufacturer’s proposed new large cabin business jet.

November 11, 2007, 6:42 PM

Gulf carrier Qatar Airways yesterday signed an order for five Boeing 777F cargo aircraft and took options on a further five. It also confirmed orders for 22 others previously from unidentified buyers–fourteen 777-300ERs, six -200LRs and two 777F cargo variants.

November 11, 2007, 6:41 PM

Three military aerobatic teams from Europe will appear in the daily flying display here, interspersed with a dozen solo acts. The Spanish air force Patrulla Aguila (Eagle Patrol) is making its Dubai debut, flying seven CASA 101 jet trainers.

November 11, 2007, 6:41 PM

Virgin Nigeria has signed for up to 24 Embraer E-Jets worth $811 million at current list prices and is trying to persuade the manufacturer to establish a regional maintenance center for the type in Lagos.

November 11, 2007, 6:39 PM

Four European engine exhibitors at Dubai–Rolls-Royce, Safran, MTU and ITP–are fighting to recover an engine program that has run into serious problems during testing, forcing major delays to the Airbus Military A400M transport currently being campaigned as the answer to medium uplift requirements

November 11, 2007, 6:37 PM

Boeing’s acquisition of a controlling interest in Alsalam Aircraft Company of Saudi Arabia will be formally recognized on Tuesday, when senior managers from the two companies meet to reveal expansion plans.

November 11, 2007, 6:35 PM

This morning Saudi Arabian Airlines plans to sign an agreement with Dassault Falcon for seven Falcon 7X long-range business jets–four firm and three optioned. The first is scheduled for delivery in 2009.