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June 18, 2007, 12:04 PM

The relationship between the world’s third-largest aircraft maker and China grew closer with the announcement here yesterday of a long-term investment commitment between Bombardier Aerospace and China’s state-controlled aviation manufacturing consortium, Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I).

June 18, 2007, 12:00 PM
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Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell announced yesterday here at Le Bourget that they have agreed to work together to develop a new, 3,000-shp turboshaft engine for the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk and Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters under the Army’s Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine (AATE) technology

June 18, 2007, 11:59 AM

Airbus looked intent on making up for two years of persistent hits to its credibility virtually all at once yesterday with a nearly uninterrupted string of sales, order “commitments” and MoU announcements, led by firm orders for 80 A350 XWBs from Qatar Airways and 60 A320s from GE Commercial Avia

June 18, 2007, 11:56 AM

Jakarta-based Lion Air is the previously unnamed customer for a listed order for 40 Boeing 737-900ER airliners–nominally valued at more than $3 billion–that bring the carrier’s combined orders for the model to 100. It was named here Monday.

June 18, 2007, 11:54 AM

Volga-Dnepr (Hall 4 Stand E16) and Ilyushin Interstate Aviation signed a general agreement here Monday for three firm orders and 10 options for IL-76TD-90VD freighters. A firm contract is to be signed by the end of July with first delivery following within 15 months.

June 18, 2007, 11:51 AM

The MiG-29M flying here with its Klimov RD-33 OVT thrust vectoring engines is a testbed for the technology, which is available as an option on the company’s flagship MiG-35 fighter.

June 18, 2007, 11:49 AM

Rolls-Royce is celebrating its biggest ever civil engines order, a $5.6 billion deal for Trent XWBs to power Qatar Airways’ 80 Airbus A350 XWBs, and it is set to announce even more orders for the engine during the show.

June 18, 2007, 11:37 AM
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Two respected members of the Aviation International News team of journalists collected trophies at a ceremony organized by the UK’s World Leadership Forum and held Sunday evening in Paris.

June 18, 2007, 11:09 AM

“A guide to aircraft fuel contents testing” is the title of a paper to be delivered by Tony Moore, technical director of Cirencester, UK-based BCF Designs, at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Technology Theatre here at the airshow.

June 18, 2007, 11:07 AM

French-based Snecma Services and U.S.-based Airfoil Technologies International have formed an engine repair joint venture, Propulsion Technologies International. It will be located in Miami, Florida, in the former  Propulsion Technology LLC facility.

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