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December 11, 2006, 5:37 AM

Delivery of the seven AgustaWestland A109 Power helicopters ordered by Saudi Aramco are almost complete, with the last aircraft due for acceptance by the end of the year.

December 11, 2006, 5:35 AM

In the business aviation industry, the People’s Republic of China is getting ever more attention as a rapidly emerging market.

December 11, 2006, 5:35 AM

General Electric is clearly delighted with the latest Emirates Airline order for 42 Boeing 777s and 20 options as it will supply the GE90 engines to power them, adding more than $2.5 billion in business to an already highly successful year.

December 11, 2006, 5:33 AM

Bahrain Executive Air Services (Bexair) is seeing strong interest in its new aircraft financing venture, Arabian Aircraft & Equipment Leasing Co. (AAELCO). “Everyone is interested,” finance and administration director Marwan Al-Tassan said here yesterday.

December 11, 2006, 5:32 AM

The Stemme S10 motor glider in the Dubai 2005 static park was delivered to its owner in Saudi Arabia only recently but he readily agreed to bring it to the show to allow visitors to see an aircraft with a remarkable performance.

December 11, 2006, 5:27 AM

The biennial IDEX International Defence Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi is ideally placed to attract the world’s defense contractors keen to market the latest military technology to the dynamic Middle Eastern and Asian defense markets.

December 11, 2006, 5:26 AM

The Diamond DA42 MPP (multi-purpose platform) fitted with an UOMZ sensor pod attracted considerable interest when it was displayed at the Paris Air Show.

December 11, 2006, 5:25 AM

Goodrich Corp. has won a contract to supply wheels and brakes for Etihad Airways’ fleet of new Boeing 777-300ERs. Abu-Dhabi-based Etihad, which bills itself as the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, placed an order for five of the airplanes late last year.

December 11, 2006, 5:24 AM

As part of the United Arab Emirates’ general technology drive, and in line with its move to netcentric warfare operations, a Space Reconnaissance Center has been established to receive and disseminate reconnaissance data from satellites.

December 11, 2006, 5:23 AM

JetDirect Aviation is planning a new national FBO chain, backed by Philadelphia private-equity firms CD Ventures and Argosy Capital. The company now has five FBOs and manages 60 airplanes, many on charter certificates.

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