Cessna delivered record 387 business jets in 2007

Cessna Aircraft Company delivered 1,274 aircraft in 2007 – including first deliveries of four models: the newly acquired (from Columbia Aircraft) Cessna 350 and 400 single-engine pistons, the all-new Citation Mustang entry level jet and the upgraded Citation Encore+ business jet. During the year, Cessna delivered 387 business jets, 80 turboprops and 807 piston aircraft. In 2006, the company recorded deliveries of 307 business jets, 67 turboprops and 865 piston aircraft. The company plans to deliver 470 business jets in 2008. Cessna’s revenues for 2007 were $5.0 billion, up from $4.2 billion a year ago. The company’s backlog grew to Read more

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Dash 8 Q400 construction error

The Danish Accident Investigation Board has previously concluded that a construction error in the actuators was the cause of the first two accidents involving a Dash 8 Q400. The Accident Investigation Board has not presented any conclusion on the reason behind the third accident, but has in a provisional report stated that the most likely reason is that an O ring came loose from the SSV valve in the hydraulics system in combination with the following fault-tracing. The SSV valve also has a construction error and is currently being modified by the supplier. SAS has made a thorough technical examination Read more

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US Airways names Dion Flannery President, US Airways Express

US Airways executive Dion Flannery, currently vice president, financial analysis, has been named president of US Airways Express. Flannery succeeds Robert Martens, who has announced his retirement from the airline. In his new role, Flannery will be responsible for oversight of US Airways

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Focus Aviation sells B747-400

Focus Aviation has sold a Boeing 747-400 aircraft to EL AL Israel Airlines, on behalf of Rabobank International. The aircraft, serial number 26551, is currently on lease to Singapore Airlines and is due to be returned to the Lessor in the last quarter of 2008. Following its return off lease the aircraft will then be handed over to EL AL as part of the Israeli national airline’s fleet expansion plans.

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Hamburg International orders additional aircraft and receives first Airbus A319

Hamburg International has signed a new firm order for a further two A319s while taking delivery of its first A319. The aircraft, powered by CFM-56 engines from CFM International, was handed over to the airline’s management team at a ceremony held in Hamburg. The aircraft provides a comfortable single-class configuration for 150 passengers. As part of its fleet renewal programme, Hamburg International has ordered 16 A319s in total. The independent charter airline operates on behalf of renowned tour operators and on an ad-hoc -flight-basis. Furthermore the carrier addresses substantial niche markets such as charters for executives and corporate flight operations. Read more

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TACA orders 15 A320 Family aircraft

TACA, a leading Latin American airline, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 15 additional A320 Family aircraft (12 A320s and three A319s). The aircraft will be configured in a comfortable two-class layout. Engine decision has not yet been announced. TACA already successfully operates a fleet of 36 A320 Family aircraft (nine A319s, 23 A320s and four A321s) serving the whole American continent from Canada to Argentina and Chile.

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BAE Systems announces improved spares support service for Jetstream 31/32

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft announces the appointment of Saywell International as its sole distributor of spares for the Jetstream 31/32 regional turboprop aircraft. The agreement comes into force from February 4, 2008. BAE Systems itself will continue to provide full technical and continued airworthiness support and delivery of technical publications to the Jetstream 31/32 fleet. A multi-million pound stock inventory is being transferred from Regional Aircraft

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Boeing appoints engineering and technology leader in India

Boeing released that Naveed Hussain will serve in India as its Vice President of Engineering and Technology. Hussain will report to Boeing’s Office of Technology and to Ian Thomas, president of Boeing India. He will be based out of Boeing’s India headquarters in New Delhi.

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Hong Kong Airlines selects Rolls-Royce Trent 700 for new A330 fleet

Hong Kong Airlines has chosen Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power its new fleet of 20 Airbus A330-300s. Including a TotalCare long-term services agreement, the value of the business is around $1.2 billion at list prices. Deliveries start in 2010. The announcement maintains the Trent 700

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