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December 30, 2008 - 5:33am

After eight years of design and development, the flight-test program for the ARJ21-700, China’s first homemade regional jet, got under way with its maiden flight on November 28.

December 30, 2008 - 5:28am

After eight years of design and development, the flight-test program for the ARJ21-700, China’s first homemade regional jet, got under way with its maiden flight on November 28.

December 30, 2008 - 4:28am

Airbus last month established the Airbus Corporate Foundation to coordinate charitable activities among its employees, aviation associations and international organizations. The foundation launched operations December 1, with Airbus president and CEO Tom Enders as president of the board of directors. It will focus its resources on humanitarian and community support, youth development and the environment.

December 29, 2008 - 6:48am

Six months ago, business aircraft manufacturers were publicly confident that their backlog of new aircraft orders stretching well into the next decade would provide a buffer to ease the industry through what was already flagged as an economic crisis. Today, cancellations and delivery deferrals are eating into those backlogs, and the OEMs are making adjustments that were only being hinted at two months ago.

December 9, 2008 - 11:26am

BAA Jet Management has taken delivery of its first managed Airbus, an A318 Elite narrowbody bizliner, making the Hong Kong-based company the first in Asia to operate the executive version of the A318 single-aisle airliner. The 18-passenger Elite is also the first A318 to be registered in the People’s Republic of China and is based in Shenzhen, where it is available for charter.

December 3, 2008 - 9:55am

Brazilian airline TAM’s Technological Center in San Carlos, Brazil, has received EASA 145 approval to maintain the Airbus A321 and A330. TAM Technological Center is now certified to perform maintenance on the Airbus line through the A330 as well as on the Fokker 100. Brazil’s government aeronautical materials department also has approved TAM Technological Center to maintain the presidential Airbus ACJ.

December 2, 2008 - 4:30am

CTT Systems of Nyköping, Sweden, and Nord-Micro of Frankfurt, Germany, have signed an agreement allowing CTT to develop and deliver for Nord-Micro its zonal drying system and humidifiers for the Airbus A350 XWB program.

December 1, 2008 - 6:13am

The FAA last month signed a $9 million agreement with Honeywell and Aviation Communications & Surveillance Systems (ACSS) to accelerate the testing and installation of ADS-B technology in airliners.

November 16, 2008 - 9:32am

Al Jaber Aviation, a subsidiary of the Al Jaber Group in Abu Dhabi, today at the Middle East Business Aviation convention in Dubai unveiled details of its entry into the VIP and corporate aviation market by announcing a $1.2 billion investment for the acquisition of 21 corporate jets and bizliners.

November 16, 2008 - 9:09am

Al Jaber Aviation (Stand No. 415) yesterday unveiled details of its entry into the VIP and corporate aviation market and announced a $1.2 billion investment for the acquisition of no fewer than 21 aircraft. The first of its mixed fleet of large-cabin aircraft will enter service in February 2009 and will be based at the AJA initial base at City Airport Abu Dhabi (the former Al Bateen military air base).

 
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