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June 19, 2007, 11:56 AM

An International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) order for 50 Boeing 787s, plus conversion of two previously unannounced options (booked earlier this year along with a 777-300ER, for which ILFC was the launch customer) has brought total announced orders for the new twin-aisle twinjet to 634 from

June 19, 2007, 11:44 AM

In an 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed on June 12, Macquarie Infrastructure revealed that it is adding two FBOs at Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in Northern California to its acquisition of the Mercury Air Centers FBO chain.

June 19, 2007, 11:42 AM

There was good news for Alaskan pilots last week, when FAA Administrator Marion Blakey introduced the agency’s draft 2008-2012 Flight Plan, along with the NextGen Concept of Operations, to Congress.

June 19, 2007, 11:42 AM

Airbus followed Monday’s spectacular order flourish with a strategically important pair of contracts for members of its A330 family.

June 19, 2007, 11:41 AM

The FAA is expected to issue the first Airworthiness Directive on the Eclipse 500 VLJ in the next few days, restricting the jet to day VFR flight because of a pitot/angle-of-attack probe freezing problem that occurred on three flight-test airplanes.

June 19, 2007, 11:40 AM

Rolls-Royce is the surprise winner of the all-out competition to power Dassault’s projected super-midsize business jet, securing the UK-based engine company’s long-term position in a potentially lucrative market of up to 3,000 aircraft.

June 19, 2007, 11:39 AM

South Africa’s Denel Optronics has been awarded a multi-million dollar production order for optical helmet tracker systems (HTS) to equip the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter.

June 19, 2007, 11:37 AM

Mettis Aerospace (Hall 2B Stand J14A) has signed a three-year, $47-million contract with Spirit Aerosystems to supply forged aluminum and titanium wing-structure components for the Airbus A320 from 2008. The two companies also work together on A321 and A340 aircraft.

June 19, 2007, 11:35 AM

As the A400M program gathers force, Airbus Military has chosen Thales as its preferred partner for training systems. A formal agreement covers the delivery of full-flight simulators to AMSL, plus an MoU for the provision of training solutions to France and the UK.

June 19, 2007, 11:33 AM

Alenia Aeronautica and Xian Aircraft Company (XAC) of China yesterday announced an agreement for the production of a section of the ATR turboprop’s rear fuselage section in China.

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