Aviation Capital Group reports 4th quarter activity

Aviation Capital Group reported 16 transactions for the fourth quarter. This included delivery of six new aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, five aircraft and one engine lease renewals, the remarketing of two aircraft and two aircraft sales. PW4060 Owned Lease Extension Air Atlanta Icelandic MD-82 Owned Sale American B737-300 Owned Lease Extension Southwest B767-200SF Managed Sale — A320-200 Owned New Order delivery Air France B737-800 Owned New Order delivery Jet Airways B737-800 Owned Re-market to New Lessee Merpati Airlines A320-200 Owned New Order delivery Air France A320-200 Owned New Order delivery Avianca B737-800 Owned New Order delivery China Eastern A320-200 Read more

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AWAS delivers first of three Fokker F70s to Carpatair

AWAS, has delivered the first of three Fokker F70s to Carpatair in Timisoara, Romania. With the delivery of these aircraft Carpatair will access new routes and markets, starting this spring. The aircraft will be used on both domestic and international routes from the Carpatair hub in Timisoara and on direct flights from Bucharest and other Romanian airports. The other two aircraft are scheduled for delivery in February and March 2010.

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Amsterdam Airlines selects AJW to provide PBH support

Amsterdam Airlines has selected A J Walter Aviation, the leading independent complete aircraft spares support specialist, to provide power by the hour support for two A320 aircraft with a third arriving shortly. The contract is for five years to support its expanding fleet that is expected to total six aircraft by 2011. Amsterdam Airlines is a Dutch airline providing both charter and ACMI services. The airline started its operations in August 2008 with one A320 and in line with its business objectives integrated a second A320 in June 2009.

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Sikorsky unveils CH-53K Helicopter Precision Components Technology Center

Sikorsky Aircraft formally opened its new Precision Components Technology Center, launching a new path toward strategic competitive excellence beginning with the manufacture of CH-53K heavy lift helicopter components. The center will produce major dynamic components of the CH-53K helicopter such as rotating and stationary swashplates, main and tail rotor hubs, and main rotor sleeves. It will showcase the magnitude of the CH-53K helicopter and the unique production challenges presented by its size and technological complexity. Forgings to be machined in the center, for example, will be twice the size of the largest forging produced at the facility to date.

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LOT reaches accord with Boeing over delivery of Dreamliner

LOT and Boeing have signed an agreement establishing a delivery timetable for eight new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The first Dreamliner will appear in the LOT fleet in 2012. The signing of the agreement is connected with delays in the delivery of aircraft. The re-negotiated delivery timetable projects that five new aircraft will be introduced into the LOT fleet in 2012, and then three more over the following three years. The Boeing 787 will serve on long-distance routes.

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Aeroflot receives new A320 and A330

JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines has received the 33rd A320 by Airbus.The aircraft was purchased under a financial lease contract signed in December 2008 between Aeroflot JSC and Airbus Corporation. Aeroflot also integrated a new A330-200 aircraft into its fleet. This is the ninth aircraft of this type received under an operational leasing contract. The leasing company is AerCap. By April 2010, Aeroflot expects receiving one more A330-300.

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Aircell secures $176 million of equity financing

Aircell, a leading provider of airborne communications, announced the completion of the private placement of equity securities totaling $176 million to new and existing investors. Proceeds of the financing will be utilized to provide funding for capital investments for network expansion and operating needs during this rapid growth phase of the business.

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Sagem wins French government contract for Version 5 of the SLPRM mission planning system

In late December 2009, French defense procurement agency DGA announced the contract award to Sagem (Safran group) for the development and supply of SLPRM V5, including three years of system maintenance services. The SLPRM (Syst

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Gulf Air and Embraer sign preliminary agreement

Embraer and Gulf Air signed a preliminary agreement during the Bahrain International Airshow, by which two EMBRAER 170 jets would be operated by the airline through an operating lease. Both EMBRAER 170 jets would be scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2010.

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