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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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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GOL increases Boeing 737-800 Next Generation order to 161 aircraft

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. has exercised firm orders for 34 Boeing 737-800 NGs, completing the purchase option for 121 aircraft negotiated in October 2006, and has signed a new contract for the acquisition of 40 additional aircraft for delivery in 2012-2014. The Company also announced that it has accelerated its plans for modernization and renewal of the GOL and VRG fleets. By the end of 2009, 50 percent of the narrow-body fleet will be comprised of 737-800SFP aircraft, reducing the average age of the combined narrow-body fleet to 5.5 years. At the end of 2012, over 75 percent of Read more

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South Korea's Jeju Air completes order for 737-800s

South Korea-based Jeju Air has ordered five Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s to meet future growth plans. The new airplanes are valued at $370 million at list prices. The 737s will be the first Boeing airplanes to enter the Jeju Air fleet. The airline currently operates five regional jets of smaller capacity.

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Vietnam Airlines and Vietnam Aircraft Leasing finalize 787 order with Boeing

Vietnam Airlines and Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Co. (VALC) have finalized an order for a total of 12 Boeing 787-8s with a list value of approximately $2 billion. Vietnam Airlines will take four of the new airplanes and VALC will purchase the remaining eight Dreamliners, leasing them to Vietnam Airlines. This is the second order for the 787 Dreamliner by the airline, following a previous order for four airplanes in 2005. The airline’s first 787-8, from the previous order, is planned for delivery in 2009. Vietnam Airlines plans to operate a total of 20 purchased and leased 787s by 2015, and Read more

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DAE Capital concludes 100-airplane order

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) and Boeing concluded all contractual obligations for the purchase of 100 airplanes valued at $10.9 billion at average list prices. DAE, a global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation, and Boeing had previously signed a letter of intent at the Dubai Air Show in early November. The airplane order will be added to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries Web site at the next scheduled weekly update on Jan. 3.

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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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