Embraer sets record with the delivery of 169 Jets in 2007

Embraer delivered 61 jets to the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government segments during the fourth quarter of 2007 (4Q07), meeting its goal of delivering 165 to 170 aircraft in 2007. The Company recorded the largest annual airplane delivery figure in its history, 169 jets, and its firm order backlog achieved a new record of $ 18.8 billion, on December 31, 2007. Embraer delivered 45 jets to the Commercial Aviation segment, 14 Legacy 600s to the Executive Aviation segment and two jets to the Defense and Government segment during the 4Q07.

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Thai Airways selects Rolls-Royce Trent 700s and TotalCare for A330 fleet

THAI Airways International has selected the Trent 700 to power a new fleet of eight Airbus A330-300s, in a deal worth around $300 million at engine list prices. The aircraft are due to be delivered from 2009 onwards. In addition, the engines will be covered by a 10 year TotalCare long term services agreement, based on an agreed dollar fee per engine flying hour. THAI was the launch customer for the Trent 800 on both the -200 and -300 versions of the Boeing 777 and has 20 aircraft in its fleet, which now also includes the Trent-powered -200ER version. The Read more

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TAP Portugal to lease six new Airbus A320 from AerVenture

AerVenture Limited, a joint venture company owned by AerCap, LoadAir and Al Fawares, has signed agreements to lease six new Airbus A320-200 aircraft to the Portuguese national airline TAP for a period of eight years. The aircraft are powered by CFM56 engines and are scheduled to be delivered in 2009. The six new A320s will be leased to TAP under an operating lease agreement and are part of the order for 70 A320 family aircraft that the joint venture company placed in December 2005.

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River Hawk Aviation subsidiary adds aircraft to aviation management program

River Hawk Aviation has reached agreement with its aviation partner Aerologistics Investment Partners, LLC (Aerologistics), to provide aviation management services for a Cessna Citation II that it is acquiring. The management services are to be provided through Profile Aviation Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. The Cessna Citation II is a very popular corporate aircraft configured with seating for 8 passengers. The aircraft is expected to be placed under management on approximately February 1, 2008.

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Government Of Spain orders two more 415 Amphibious Firefighting aircraft

The Government of Spain has placed a firm order for two Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft. Based on the list price, the contract is valued at approximately $60 million and includes technical support, training, one Flight Training Device (FTD) and additional equipment for the current fleet. Delivery of the aircraft will begin in 2008.

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China Aviation Industry rolls out GE-powered ARJ21-700 Regional Jet

AVIC1 Commercial Aircraft Co., Ltd. (ACAC) rolled out its new 90-passenger, GE-powered ARJ21-700 regional jet on December 21, 2007 at the Shanghai Aircraft Company assembly plant. At the ceremony, Kunpeng Airlines, a new regional airline in China, announced orders for 50 firm and 50 option ARJ21-700 regional jets. China’s ACAC developed the aircraft for both the Chinese and export markets. To date, ACAC has taken firm orders for 85 ARJ21 aircraft, powered by the GE CF34-10A engine. ACAC sees a potential market for 850 ARJ21s over the next 20 years, representing a potential to GE of more than $4 billion Read more

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Air Astana becomes latest customer for Trent 1000

Air Astana, the national airline of Kazakhstan, has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines for its initial three Boeing 787-8s, plus a further three of the twinjets for which it has purchase rights. The value of the firm business is $90 million at engine list prices. Delive-ries begin in 2016.

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ABX Air to provide additional airlift for DHL network

Eclipse Aviation, manufacturer of the first very light jet (VLJ), has received certification of Avio NG from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Avio NG Total Aircraft Integration system, exclusive to the Eclipse 500 VLJ, provides centralized control of virtually all Eclipse 500 systems and avionics functions. Avio NG significantly reduces pilot workload by simplifying tasks, generating useful information and acting as a virtual copilot.

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British Airways and Boeing finalize contract for 24 787 Dreamliners

Eclipse Aviation, manufacturer of the first very light jet (VLJ), has received certification of Avio NG from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Avio NG Total Aircraft Integration system, exclusive to the Eclipse 500 VLJ, provides centralized control of virtually all Eclipse 500 systems and avionics functions. Avio NG significantly reduces pilot workload by simplifying tasks, generating useful information and acting as a virtual copilot.

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