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December 7, 2006, 9:31 AM

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) has become the first named major lessor to order the Boeing 787 under an agreement covering twenty 787-8 and -9 aircraft (and options on a further four) valued at $2.7 billion at list prices.

December 7, 2006, 9:29 AM

German marketing specialist Inviseo has launched a new plan to raise cash for airlines. The idea involves using the bottom of the backrest tables in commercial airplanes for advertising.

December 7, 2006, 9:27 AM

Flight planning and VIP air charter service provider Jetex Flight Support is applying for an air operator’s certificate (AOC) from Dubai’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The local company so far operates six aircraft, all based in Bucharest, Romania.

December 7, 2006, 9:26 AM

Dubai-based Eastern Skyjets has received a United Arab Emirates air operator’s certificate, enabling it to develop its charter business with a locally registered aircraft. For the past 18 months it has been flying a South African-registered Cessna Citation Eagle jet under a special exemption.

December 7, 2006, 9:24 AM

On its stand (E504a) Jordan Aerospace Industries (JAI) is displaying its Sama CH2000 light observation aircraft, which is now in use with the Iraqi Air Force at Basra.

December 7, 2006, 9:15 AM

Part 25 aircraft likely to get more stringent icing rules

December 7, 2006, 9:13 AM

A booming regional economy, shifting travel patterns and aggressive sales representation have combined to propel remarkable growth in the fleet of Cessna Citation business jets in the region.

December 7, 2006, 9:12 AM

Saab’s stealthy unmanned FILUR demonstrator has now flown, revealed deputy CEO Ingmar Anderssen yesterday at the Dubai show. The event is a major milestone for Sweden’s UAV research program, which will be used in the design of future air vehicles and feed data into the major Neuron program.

December 7, 2006, 9:09 AM

In a surprise move, Saudi Arabia’s National Air Services (NAS), well known for its executive and VIP operations, yesterday unveiled plans for establishing a low-cost carrier.

December 7, 2006, 9:05 AM

Airbus’ solid sales showing at this year’s show continued yesterday with Kingfisher Airlines’ announcement that it would take another 30 Airbus A320-family jets starting in 2008.

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