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December 1, 2006, 9:12 AM

Bombardier yesterday announced the first delivery into North Asia of a new Challenger 300 super midsize business jet to Corporate Jets, Inc. The aircraft is slated primarily for regional travel and occasional flights to North America.

December 1, 2006, 9:08 AM

Competition, it is said, brings out the best–and worst–in companies.

December 1, 2006, 9:06 AM

PowerJet, the joint venture formed by Russia’s NPO Saturn and France’s Snecma to build the SaM146 turbofan for the Russian Regional Jet (RRJ), will run the first engine to test (FETT) in April this year and gain certification for the new powerplant in March 2008.

December 1, 2006, 9:04 AM

European helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland is developing a palletized airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) system for installation on the three-engine, fully marinized EH-101.

December 1, 2006, 9:03 AM

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Asia/Pacific regional director Anatoly Mezhevov confirmed here yesterday that Canada’s Bombardier had asked his company to join the now-shelved C Series project, but that Sukhoi declined.

December 1, 2006, 9:00 AM

The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) medium multirole combat aircraft (M-MRCA) tender is beginning to resemble a free-for-all that shows no signs of abating and will continue for several years.

December 1, 2006, 8:52 AM

Fast-growing Indian carrier SpiceJet is increasing fleet capacity by more than 2,000 seats with the planned $700 million conversion of options held on 10 Boeing 737-800s, of which five will be taken as 215-passenger -900ERs.

December 1, 2006, 8:42 AM

Aviall Services (Stand A911) will provide Taiwan’s Evergreen Aviation Technologies  with replacement parts for the Rolls-Royce T56 turboprop engine, extending the company’s military logistics services.

December 1, 2006, 8:42 AM

International Aero Engines will provide service support for its V2500-A5 powerplants fitted to 20 Jetstar Airways Airbus A320s, plus three spare units under a 10-year deal. The Australian low-cost carrier currently has 15 IAE-powered A320s in service and will have 23 aircraft by June 2006.

December 1, 2006, 8:41 AM

New Royal Netherlands Air Force Boeing CH-47F (NL) helicopters are to be equipped with Honeywell’s avionics control and management system, which will also be used to modify the customer’s existing fleet.

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