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Archive for April 2011

Embraer Delivers 20 Commercial and 8 Executive Jets in 1Q11

São José dos Campos,– During the first quarter of 2011 (1Q11), Embraer delivered 20 jets to the commercial aviation market and eight to executive aviation. On March 31, 2011, the firm order backlog totaled US$ 16 billion, an increase of US$ 400 million over December 31, 2010. Deliveries by Segment 1Q11 Commercial Aviation 20EMBRAER 170…

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Yemen Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A320

Courtesy Airbus Adds flexibility to regional route expansion Sanaa based Yemenia, the official carrier of the state of Yemen, has taken delivery of its first Airbus aircraft as part of its plan to replace its entire fleet of single aisles with the A320 Family, and make the carrier an all Airbus operator. The aircraft is…

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ILFC firms up order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft

Milestone deal takes the A320 Family to over 7,000 firm order ILFC has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 100 A320neo Family aircraft. This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the deal which was announced on March 8th 2011. ILFC confirms its selection of Pratt & Whitney engines for powering…

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Boeings Second 747-8 Test Plane

Source Boeing EVERETT, Wash/PRNewswire/ — The second Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Intercontinental, RC021, successfully made its first flight. The airplane completes the two-airplane test fleet for the 747-8 Intercontinental. “This is another great milestone for our flight test program and shows the progress we are making toward delivery of our passenger airplane,” said Elizabeth Lund,…

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Germania takes delivery of the first new Airbus A319

Courtesy Airbus Berlin-based Airline starts fleet-renewal S.A.T., the holding of the Berlin-based German carrier Germania, has taken delivery of its first of five directly purchased A319s. The order is part of the airline’s fleet rollover to eco-efficient Airbus A319s, which is planned to be completed by the end of 2013. The carrier will fly the…

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Five E-Jet Options For KLM Cityhopper

KLM’s regional subsidiary continues to renew its fleet São José dos Campos, Embraer and KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s regional subsidiary, has signed a contract for a further five Embraer 190 jets, firming up options originally placed in August 2007. The total value of the deal, at list price, is US$ 214 million, based on January 2011 economic…

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Star Flyer places its first direct order for two A320s

Courtesy Airbus Japan’s carrier builds future on 100% Airbus fleet Star Flyer, a Japanese fast-growing, value-based airline, today signed a firm contract with Airbus for the purchase of two A320s. The Japanese airline currently operates five leased A320s, with four more to be delivered. This order is the Japanese carrier’s very first aircraft purchase.  The…

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Air France A380 Spins Regional Jet

Monday night late at JFK airport Air France A380 taxing for take off to Paris clipped the tail of a regional jet of Delta operated by Comair. The Comair jet was hit so hard it spun the CRJ700 at a 90-degree angle. Fortunately there was no major injuries or other bad scenarios. This could have been…

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Air Arabia selects Sharklets for its new A320 fleet

Courtesy Airbus Airbus’ new large wingtip devices to enhance performance of Air Arabia’s A320s Air Arabia (PJSC), the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, has selected Sharklets for 28 out of 44 A320 aircraft ordered by the airline. Deliveries of these Sharklet-equipped Airbus aircraft will begin from the second…

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