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News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.

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Ukraine, Russia cooperate on Antonov

At a time when relations between Russia and Ukraine are at an all time low, an aircraft program may be the key to finding new opportunities for the two nat
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Indian airline GoAir takes 10 Airbus A320s

Indian low-fare airline GoAir inked a deal yesterday with Airbus for 10 CFM-powered A320-family jets and an option for another 10.
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Emirates signs for son of 747 as Boeing gets on sales roll

Boeing has made a start here at Farnborough International toward fulfilling its recent prophecy of airlines spending $2,600 billion, over the next 20 years
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JSF Briefing Soothes the Nerves of Partner Nations

Program officials provided some assurance that the international partners won’t be burdened by U.S. restrictions on technology transfer.
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Bombardier logs new jet sales

Highlighting the rising demand for business jets in Europe, Bombardier Aerospace yesterday announced sales for its two newest models, the Challenger 605 an
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Libya enters new jet age

Airbus placed itself in a position to land the first significant civil aircraft order from a Libyan airline in 30 years when it signed a memorandum of unde
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T-6 dons battlegear for new armed roles

With 319 Beechcraft-built T-6 trainers delivered to date and almost 500,000 flight hours to their credit, Raytheon has concluded that the time is ripe to l
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First Dassault Falcon 7X will go to Serge himself

The first Dassault Falcon 7X is earmarked for delivery to the French group’s patriach Serge Dassault at the beginning of April 2007 in time for his 82nd bi
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Embraer offers Super Tucano in Turkish RFP

Embraer last week formally responded to Turkey’s request for proposals for a new military trainer, offering its Super Tucano for a requirement expected to
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Athena leading UAVs into ATC

Athena Technologies’ CEO Dr.
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Cargo may be the decider in tanker wars

Described as a “sunrise platform” by Marc Lindsley, Northrop Grumman’s director of business development for the Airbus A330-based KC-30 program, the aircra
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CRJ900 May Grow Yet Again

Bombardier’s proposal to build a three-row stretch follow-on of its 86-seat CRJ900 not only begs the question why, but perhaps more immediately, how.
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Eaton equipment chosen for Embraer Phenom 100 VLJ

Eaton (Hall 4 Stand F12) has been selected by Embraer to provide five packages for Embraer’s Phenom 100 very light jet.
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Japanese enter regional jet market

The Mitsubishi interest in the next generation of regional jets is evident from a model displayed at Hall 2 Stand C17.
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EASA approval means E-195 deliveries begin

The European Aviation Safety Agency has presented Embraer with a type certificate for its E-195 airliner, the largest airplane in its stable and the last m
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Boeing predicts 747-8 freighter preferment

Boeing believes that its latest 747 iteration–the 747-8F–could become the freighter of choice among cargo airlines.
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Air Deccan To Get Honeywell Avionics

Air Deccan has selected Honeywell’s full avionics suite and auxiliary power unit (APU) for the 60 Airbus A320s it has on order, the equipment manufacturer
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Embraer Introduces Bizjet Version of ERJ 190

Embraer, which is already developing two new light jets, announced on the eve of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition that starts tomorro
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Dassault Launches New Support Initiatives

A Falcon parts price guarantee program and a program to improve dispatch reliability are two of the latest efforts launched over the past year by Dassault
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Raytheon Aircraft Sales Up, Hawker 4000 Nearer

“Overall, Raytheon Aircraft had the best quarter” in its history in terms of financial performance, said William Swanson, chairman and CEO of parent Raythe
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Aerion SSBJ Rocketing Forward

Reno start-up Aerion said yesterday that its board recently approved continued funding of the Aerion supersonic business jet through program launch, the po
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Caravan Safety Initiative Launched

Cessna Aircraft has joined forces with the FAA and the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) for a Cessna Caravan “educational and awareness camp
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Operational Limits Proposed for Large Aircraft

Transport aircraft manufacturers, including business jet OEMs, will be required to develop operational limitations for all future Part 25 designs, under a
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Budget-conscious Air Force Looking at VLJs

Manufacturers of very light jets had until early this month to respond to a U.S.
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D-Jet No Longer Just a Diamond in the Rough

The Diamond D-Jet (S/N 001) single-engine very light jet flew for the first time on Tuesday afternoon from London International Airport, Ontario, home of D
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Abu Dhabi Acquires Major Share of Piaggio

Mubadala Development, an investment company owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, has acquired 35 percent of Italy’s Piaggio Aero, manufacturer of the Avan
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Cessna Enters Year on a High Note

Despite lack of near-term availability, Cessna received orders for 111 Citations in the first quarter compared with 73 in the first quarter of last year.
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Orders and Deliveries Climb at Gulfstream

Gulfstream appears to be off to a good start in meeting its projection to deliver this year 72 or 73 “large aircraft” (G350s, G450s, G500s and G550s).
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Embraer Goes Full Throttle into Bizav

During an investor conference yesterday, Embraer senior v-p of executive jets Luis Carlos Affonso predicted that his company is positioned to benefit from
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Start-up Hopes to Outfox VLJ Competitors

Tony Fox, the 84-year-old entrepreneur credited by those with long memories as being the father of the very light jet, this week sold the 1970s-era Foxjet